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detailed coverage hard to imagine it only seven years ago people were living right here prominent framed now deceased has taken over their land from around the world donald trump is promising a major policy announcement on trade a potential challenge to caracas a missed opportunity abroad. setting the stage for a serious debate up front i think this time on al-jazeera. i really feel liberated as a journalist was. getting to the truth as i would was with his job. preside over it. which must not be prepared.
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defiant as above by president robert mugabe is hours away from a deadline for him to resign or face impeachment. and a shocker the saudis are live from doha also coming up. in twenty eight days we will be called to the polls again to the. presidential election heads for a runoff conservative sebastian pinera takes the lead but fails to get fifty percent of the vote. a special session of the arab league condemns iran and the lebanese group hezbollah accusing them of destabilizing the region. we take a look at some of the challenges facing refugees and aid groups on the greek island of less for us. a much anticipated speech by zimbabwe's president robert mugabe has failed to meet
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the expectations of those wanting him out with a ended a televised address to the nation without announcing his resignation instead vowing to stay on for several weeks they were tossing reports from harare. zimbabwe's president robert mugabe insists he's not going to resign speaking from state house generals he said he will be at his on a conference in december. in a few weeks from now preside over it. which must not be prepared. by any act. to undermine it or to compromise. in the eyes of the public. the ruling party removed him as leader on sunday but he still as a party member of the party has given macabre until midday on monday to lead. the
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students through. impeachment proceedings. if. they were expectations he would resign after massive demonstrations are saturday calling for him to step down these are uncertain times for the country a lot can happen in the next few hours days or weeks president mugabe is using to go he insists his fate should be decided at the december party conference the army seize control early in the week and confine the country's leader to his private residence in harare zanu p.f. has reinstated him a synagogue where the former vice president who mugabe fired he is now head of. grace magog has been removed as head of the party's women's league and fired from zanu p.f. . it is a master tactician he has survived assassination attempts and out of which it is enemies in the opposition and within his own party president mugabe has made it
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clear he's not going down without a fight. about it. announcements almost watch closely around the world especially by zimbabwe's neighbors tanya page from johannesburg. this much anticipated speech by zimbabwean president robert mugabe would have been watched by many south africans and of course the many ism bob wayans who now call this country home having left their own because of political persecution and many of course for economic reasons the fact that it didn't turn out how many people had expected with a resignation really shows us how fluid and dynamic this evolving situation is and that is perhaps why we saw a lot of his that and see on behalf of officials on sunday to comment on events unfolding there so south africa's government said it didn't want to say anything until monday that's when the deadline is for coast to be reached here for is put in place for the president to resign or else face and preachment and the southern
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african development community or said it also didn't want to make any comment until after its emergency summit and choose day luanda angola south africa has played a leading role in trying to reach a amicable solution to what to what south african president jacob zuma describes as a political impasse he say and on voice to zimbabwe which have been photographed in these negotiations but i think on this day those negotiators really played a backseat role one of the things that really stood out for me and president mugabe's speech was this line he said that the country has a legacy of resistance and i think he is really living up to that legacy if you like and holding on resisting this really unprecedented amount of pressure for him to step down stephen shana's biographer he says this is the end of the zimbabwe leader's time in power. this is simply the old man going down with all of his guns
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firing. blank shots however because they can't have any real effect he's a gentleman who's going to have to reinvent himself he does not have the world's kindest past if i can put it this diplomatically is possible but i think he will try to reinvent himself so he can reconnect the country globally the task is very very much to forge some kind of economic base so the country can come out of great inflation come out of non-productivity come out of a past where everything was maad four decades back and try to take the country into a future of stability it will take a long time before we can take it into actual prosperity i think three hundred percent inflation by christmas and i don't think you can reverse that overnight just by a new president this is going to take months of very very difficult work to even lay the foundations for reinvigoration of the economy and in fact there's no foundation except that foreign countries such as china for instance would pump some
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liquidity into the economy there's no production base that makes commercial sense of this moment in time. back to the polls next month to elect a new president. sebastian pinera has failed to reach the fifty percent required so now he's facing a run off against the socialist candidate. a lot america reports. he's back or is he most polls had predicted chile's former conservative president. would score a new reversible win in sunday's general election with thirty six percent of the vote less than expected a victory in a runoff is not assured still in his campaign headquarters the billionaire businessman who promises better times for chile sounded triumphant. we are very happy because tonight we have achieved a great electoral result we have opened a door that leads to
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a bit of. the results seem to show that the majority of chileans are not happy with the performance of their current center left government but it's not so much the chileans are shifting to the right and they are moving forward to the center after four years of major structural reforms reforms that many see as having gone too far while others not far enough. those who want more profound social change voted for badly sanchez the biggest surprise of the selection the candidate of a new left wing coalition loosely inspired by bernie sanders scored twenty percent of the vote almost time with second place candidate. the senator and former journalist who promises to consolidate the current government's reforms will face next month in a runoff he dismisses suggestions that the former president has more experience. sebastian pinera has bad experience his government was accused of corruption and
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constant charges of conflicts of interest. i want to put a great many chileans on the political right center and left say they've lost confidence in their politicians who are seen as being more preoccupied with furthering their own interests and people feel disappointed. and they may implement different things but the works we're going to get out they see key issue now is whether those who want to consolidate the current government structural reforms warts and all are more than those who want to reverse them to see an human . i go position is german chancellor isn't out after talks aimed at forming a new coalition government collapsed the pro-business for a democratic party one of four and negotiation pulled out on sunday night citing irreconcilable differences. plans to meet the german president that's a signal that she does not believe her christian democrats party will be able to
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form a minority government it could mean fresh elections following the september poll or . the thoughts of an all new now we have to deal with the facts and the fact is that we couldn't conclude the coalition talks successfully this means that i will inform the german president tomorrow about the state of affairs and then we have to see how this develops further. a meeting of the arab league in cairo has agreed to condemn iran and has labeling the lebanese group a terrorist organization saudi arabia requested the meeting to discuss alleged violations committed by iran in the region against a backdrop of heightened tension between riyadh and tehran part of smith as more. the egyptian secretary general of the twenty two nation arab league suggested they all shared concerns about fears iran is attempting to influence life across the arab world from yemen to lebanon to iraq and to syria. the whole
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region has suffered for the past few years the results and consequences of this dangerous iranian policy so dition violence tarion divisions attacks on embassies actively supporting outlawed militias attacking legitimacy the list in reality is much longer. saudi arabia's foreign minister told the meeting but his country's frustrations with iran go back decades all the way to the iranian revolution in one nine hundred seventy nine. if it will matter any leniency towards iran's hostile policies will encourage iran to continue with their hostile enterprise that's why today we're required to stand up genuinely and honestly with our people and governments to adhere to the charter of the arab league and international laws and to stand up to these religious policies of iran. as they are oblique held its meeting iran's foreign minister was in southern turkey the talks
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on the syrian civil war tweeting from there mohammed javid zarif said he was working to build on the ceasefire iran helped achieve in syria he added that the irony is that the kingdom of saudi arabia accuses iran of destabilization while itself fuels terrorists wages war on yemen blockades catarrh and foments crisis in lebanon in yemen iran denies accusations but it supports the rebels they're fighting the saudi led coalition which is fighting on behalf of yemen's internationally recognized government in syria iranian backed fighters of help shore up forces loyal to president bashar assad saudi support opposition fighters and were accused of allowing their citizens to fight for eisel and lebanon's prime minister resigned while in riyadh citing a reigning interference in lebanese politics the saudis were accused of forcing zada hariri to step down bernard smith al-jazeera. and israeli cabinet minister
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says his government's had covert contact a saudi arabia to discuss their concerns about iran energy minister you've all steinitz made that disclosure in a radio interview it's the first time a senior israeli politician asked confirm that such contacts are taking place sign it was asked why israel was keeping its ties with saudi arabia secret he says relations with muslim countries are often hidden because that's what the other country wants so. i can say that we have secret relations with moderate arab and muslim states we don't shy away from that but the other side is the one which wants to keep such relations quiet we respect the desire of the other side if we are dealing with saudi arabia or any other arab or muslim countries we have to protect the secrecy it's true that saudi arabia is not a democratic state and we prefer to work with democratic states but saudi arabia during the last two years has become more moderate it has moved clearly against terrorism and against inciting terrorism and it works with us against the expansion
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and aggression of iran. al-jazeera continues to demand the release of its journalists. and an egyptian prison for eleven months now they say it's a case of broadcasting false news to spread chaos which he and al jazeera strongly deny has repeatedly complained of mistreatment in jail he was arrested on december twentieth while visiting his family. still ahead on al-jazeera hopes raised by satellite signals from the missing arch in time. i drive for. talks on a north american trade agreement could affect carmakers in mexico. how i think we may well see a fair amount of rain and
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a half or cost for the middle east over the next couple of days quite a bit of cloud just spinning out of turkey making its way further east was this area will produce some downed poles as we go on through the next say expect it to turn a little damp there across cyprus heading towards syria lebanon jordan maybe even see a little bit of weather down towards jerusalem by the time we do come to monday the cloud i have a rain that will make its way across a good part of iraq and it is. just easing out of iraq into afghanistan for a time but the wetter weather will be through those central parts some heavy right all the way down towards kuwait city and notice and they go some very heavy rain snow over the mountains there for the eastern side of turkey some of that wet weather may even make its way across northern parts of saudi arabia a little bit wet weather and all of the areas off the red sea maybe that will just push towards us here in qatar done without the possibility of a few spots of right around the middle to latter part of the week so that's certainly one to watch out for general dry there across south africa some wet
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weather will feed its way into the western cape as we go through the next brightening up in mozambique and notice more the west sunshine for a good part of zimbabwe. is captivity the only hope for china's candor. one of many spencers deep into the mountains of western china in search of the elusive wild panda at this time and how does iran. al-jazeera. where ever you.
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you're watching al-jazeera let's take a look at the top stories this hour zimbabwe's president robert mugabe has resisted calls to step down despite increasing pressure for him to resign and a televised address to the nation and obvious says he'll stay on to oversee these on a party congress next month that's after he was sacked as party leader and given a monday deadline to resign or face and pietschmann. lands will be going back to the polls next month to elect a new president billionaire businessman sebastian pinera has failed to reach the fifty percent required so now is facing a runoff against a socialist candidate pierre. there blake has condemned iran and hezbollah at a meeting in cairo calling the lebanese group a terrorist organization saudi arabia requested the meeting and heightened tension
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between riyadh and tehran over lebanon. argentine officials say satellite signals detected on saturday to not determine the location of a missing submarine that offense minister has said it detected seven fail satellite calls that may have come from the air a sound one raising hopes of the forty four crew members could still be alive contact was lost on wednesday. reports of the submarine space in mar del plata. it's been more than four days since the argentina authorities lost communication with the race on one satellite phone signals we detected on saturday giving course the hote. we had seven call attempts of a few seconds each possibly with very low signal which didn't complete that information is still being checked we're confirming it so we can squeeze what we can out of that information to get to localize it a huge search and rescue operation is underway with all of argentina's available
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resources being deployed along with assistance from a number of countries including the united states. with these multi-mission search planes and specialist underwater rescue vessels. the best back to hope again all here know the south atlantic is a cruel and unforgiving sea and with each hour that passes without contact being made without a sighting. is rising argentina is holding its breath hoping praying for a word a sign of life from the forty four crew members. i also pray for the crew members of the argentinian navy submarine who have gone missing. in the air race on one one of three argentine navy submarines was built in germany in one thousand nine hundred three and has since been refitted to serve another thirty years it was on a ten day voyage from the southern port of wire to its base to model when contact was lost the weather is not helping but the search and rescue operation continues
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unabated. place in kenya have used tear gas to break up a demonstration by supporters of opposition leader raul. the protests broke out in nairobi after a number of people were shot dead the dentist says at least thirty one of his supporters have been killed by police and militia since he returned to the country on friday. successfully challenge the reelection of president her kenyatta in august then boycotted a rerun saying it still wouldn't be a fair race i came to supreme court is expected to decide on monday if kenyatta is to be sworn in for a second term or if they'll be another round of elections a minimal reports from nairobi. a now familiar scene for kenyans as the country's political fate is decided in court the supreme court has received two petitions that want to invalidate the october twenty sixth presidential run
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a former member of parliament says fresh nominations for the presidential candidate should have been held before the rerun while human rights activists say the election should have been called off once the only other main contender opposition leader raila odinga withdrew from the race but the electoral commission says the election was legal and kenyatta his victory should be upheld president elect rikan yatta who won the rerun with ninety eight percent of the vote insists the petitions are a waste of time legal expert julius came boyce's kenya's facing a historical process with potentially the results of a second election being thrown out this is a consolidated petition one is jelen doing the manner in which. i can deliver on his mandate so that is a legal issue the other one me. going on i mean it's based on the twenty thirty in decision of the supreme court saying once the not a presidential candidate withdrew they should have been fresh and emissions so one
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is more technical the other one deals with the substance. the stiegel challenge to the election result is the second in just months two months ago those caught a nod to the presidential election it said there were irregularities in how the electoral commission counted the final results and a new election should be held with just the two main contenders taking part that time around the core challenge came from the main opposition the national super alliance this time though political parties have stayed away and kenyans appear to have little interest in what's happening in court this certainly is a level of fatigue as many kenyans look forward to the end of months of election campaigning voting and legal battles unfortunate but some say a court ruling either way won't immediately solve the political crisis brought on by political economic and ethnic divisions this winner takes it all. presidential
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system. has failed us and i think it's failing many other african countries as well . perhaps in a very diverse us. nations like like libya we need a hybrid parliamentary system that. but. what duty of the citizens. majority would everything all citizens should feel included in government and for a second time kenyans wait patiently to learn if they should prepare for new elections or a presidential swearing in within the week for me to al-jazeera and i wrote. representatives from three leading nations back in the so-called deescalation zones in syria have met in the turkish city of antalya russian turkish and iranian foreign ministers gathered ahead of a planned a plan talks by their presidents on wednesday osama bench of a report from antalya. this was
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a preliminary meeting between the three foreign ministers ahead of the meeting that is going to take place in sochi in three days time where the heads of state of russia iran and turkey will be meeting about the situation inside syria what we heard from the russian foreign minister was along the lines of expanding the various collation zones we've already heard with the looting that was held between the russian and the american heads of state that there might be the possibility of another deescalation zone on the border between syria and jordan are also under discussion was the inclusion of kurdish fighters who are operating on the border between syria and turkey if we heard the turkish foreign minister told al jazeera that the issue of president bashar al assad's future was not discussed here but will come up in sochi and he said that turkey's position about this has been clear . today we have discussed issues which have not been fully implemented from the
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istana talks we also discussed monitoring posts within and outside italy but turkey will be inside and outside there will be russia and iran also ahead of wednesday's such a summit our chiefs of general staff and other security personnel will also meet so the three sides have come to an agreement to go ahead to sort to discuss the situation in syria to try and avoid civilian casualties come up with a roadmap to a permanent solution which includes the geneva road map that was laid out by the united nations and they will be discussing contentious issues which are including not just the kurdish fighters the future of president bashar al assad but also the situation in libya the fighting continues fifteen people have been killed and five others injured in a stampede and morocco this happened in a village about one hundred fifty kilometers southwest of casablanca as food aid is being distributed at a market all of the victims are women. round five of nafta negotiations
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continue in mexico city this is actually a rainy center the free trade agreement after president donald trump took office at the stalemate could lead to a major economic fallout on both sides of the border and you have apollo has more from mexico city. this freight train arriving at an industrial port in central mexico has been traveling nonstop from chicago the cargo on board includes tons of bra materials and automobile components. here assembly is done by workers who supply parts to some of the world's largest automobile manufacturers. mexicans are very hard workers and we learned very fast and the labor has high skilled apart from that is low cost. under the rules of origin set by nafta sixty two point five percent of auto parts and materials must be sourced from north america in order to enter the marketplace free of tariffs this. is part of the current
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nafta negotiations however the united states is demanding that parts originating in the region must be raised to eighty five percent here. we will compete with nonmembers so says the united states we're going to compete and we will take the lion's share. of. the proposal by the u.s. has sparked a heated debate among trade negotiators but mexican auto industry leaders seem calm and confident in fact the director of this manufacturing port says they're expecting growth. we actually short staffed we have seventeen thousand employees and we are looking to hire and hundred feet down and. automakers like g.m. chrysler ford and others all have manufacturing plants in mexico the proposal to alter nafta rules of origin is in an effort to narrow the seventy four billion dollar trade. the u.s.
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house with mexico experts warn that such a change could disrupt the supply chain and have negative impacts on both jobs in mexico and the price of vehicles for consumers bundled up a little mexico city the last living member of nato military junta has died general fernando made it rolled alongside air force general augusto pinochet he became one of the most brutal dictators in latin american history and he also opposed pinochet and he referendum in one thousand nine hundred nine restoring democracy after seventeen years of military dictatorship a groups in greece are struggling to cope with the number of refugees headed there by land and sea many end up on the island of lesbos where a million people have died since two thousand and fifteen johnson reports from their. omar is trying to keep his costs from climbing he's borrowed this warehouse from a fisherman to store donated clothes
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a dozen volunteers have come from all over the world to help him. has spawned a number of volunteer run groups in the past two years what makes his different is that he is himself a refugee who once spent fourteen hours in these waters swimming from turkey to greece yes i meant them by boat but they swim and they know where the how i feel in the sea and they know what the people feel and they see when the i know how and with that that everybody the great coast guard recently called on help when a group of refugees landed their rubber boat on an uninhabited island off and refused to leave when a spot where within. twenty minutes or it's been four of them. what with. believe me we were. there and we were headed. and the river. also helped to clothe and feed these afghans who arrived overnight less of us has been the european landing for more than
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a million refugees since twenty fifteen as this life jacket and rubber raft graveyard attests and the island continues to receive the majority of arrivals in greece which is why it continues to need volunteer organizations refugee for refugees manages to scrape together three to four thousand dollars a month in donations from britain spain and the united states it's a small operation but increasingly important european funding for end years on the aegean islands ended in july leading many of the larger groups with corporate salaries and overheads to pull out the government is calling on those who can support themselves without public money to take their place. we don't even require an organization to be an ngo five friends can come and declare that they will teach french to the refugees on mondays wednesdays and fridays we encourage solidarity we depend on it. also called was an ambulance driver in syria helping to ferry the sick and wounded to turkish hospitals for treatment he's still
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essentially doing the same job but this time for free jump. on the north shore of lesbos. and these are your headlines on al jazeera zimbabwe's president robert mugabe has resisted calls to step down despite increasing pressure for him to resign and a televised address to the nation of god he says he'll stay on to oversee these are no party congress next month that's after he was sacked as party leader and given a monday deadline to resign or face and which meant. she lands will be going back to the polls next month to elect a new president billionaire businessman sebastian pinera has failed to reach the fifty percent required so now he's facing a runoff against a socialist candidate hundred. twenty eight days we will be called to the polls again to. remember there are two options the
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destinies that await us are very different one is the wrong path which is lead to stagnation in failure the other path which you should take which is the route to better time which will create a more fair and supportive and free. market position as german chancellor isn't out after talks aimed at forming a new coalition government collapsed the pro-business free democratic party one of four in the negotiations pulled out on sunday night they could mean fresh elections the arab league has condemned iran and hezbollah at a meeting in cairo calling the lebanese lebanese group a terrorist organization saudi arabia requested a meeting amid heightened tension between riyadh and tehran over leavitt on. place in kenya have used tear gas to break up a demonstration and there robi by supporters of opposition leader raila odinga are
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doing this says at least thirty one of his supporters have been killed by police and militia since he returned to the country on friday fifteen women had been killed in a stampede and morocco it happened in a village about one hundred fifty kilometers southwest of casa blanca food as food aid was being distributed at a market so the headlines news continues after one o one aced it or tracing the fall from prosperity to financial ruin this is precisely the movement where we hear allies that nothing worse first will be in greece the devastating impact to save the banks means also to save the deposit simple ordinary citizen and the failure to prevent disaster banks and political leaders are the people who needed to learn the less i go or from democracy to the markets at this time on al-jazeera.


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