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and the warts and all can straight up the wall. in the dark. and he has to run and hide. and continue tale of oppression chechnya war without a trace at this time on how to zero. zero zero zero. zero . i really believe they are sincere i hope they're sincere we're going to soon find the cautious optimism from the u.s. as north korea says it's willing to discuss ending its nuclear program. alone daryn jordan is down to zero live from tel also coming up another key white
house aide resigns this time it's donald trump's top economic advisor openly oppose controversial tariffs on steel and. russia office to allow rebels in syria is he some good have to leave the area which is the end of a government bombardment from two weeks. and the u.k. threatens to take whatever steps are necessary if moscow is behind the suspected poisoning of a former russian spy. well after years of refusal and threats of war north korean leader kim jong un finally seems willing to discuss suspending his nuclear program and to begin talks with washington the u.s. state department has confirmed it will hold a meeting with south korea's later this week to discuss potential denuclearization talks with pyongyang when it follows an agreement between the korean states to hold an historic summit next month the u.s. president as welcome a new saying he believes the north motives for the talks
a genuine i think that they are sincere but i think they're sincere also because the sanctions and what we're doing with respect to north korea including you know the great help that we've been given from china and they can do more but i think they've done more than certainly they've ever done for our country before so china has been a big help i think that's been a factor but these sanctions have been very very strong and very biting. and we don't want that to happen so i really believe they are sincere i hope they're sincere we're going to soon find out as bright as more from the south korean capital seoul. the delegation arrived back in seoul clearly delighted the mission had achieved all its objectives and more most importantly an apparent commitment from north korea to denuclearize under the right conditions that.
north korea made it clear that there will be no reason to possess nuclear capabilities if there is no military threat and also north korea's regime security is guaranteed the two sides have agreed to a summit between president moon j end of south korea and north korean leader kim jong un tam and john inside the demilitarized zone separating the two koreas where a truce was signed to end the korean war in one nine hundred fifty three and for the first time a hotline will be set up between the two leaders to diffuse any future crises south korea says the north has also agreed not to hold any provocative new clear or ballistic missile tests while these talks are ongoing and has shown its willingness to discuss denuclearization with the u.s. washington has always insisted the north commits to giving up its nuclear arsenal
as a precondition to talks but it's far from clear this agreement gives that commitment . greenman follows an extraordinary visit lasting little more than twenty four hours with a banquet and smiles at the invitation of kim jong il on. north korea's state run media giving the visit extensive coverage. president moon's government will hail this is a landmark achievement of his policy of engagement. choose day he was attending a graduation ceremony at a military academy he clearly believes in his mission of long term peace through dialogue but this was a reminder to his critics that south korea should remain militarily strong if the initiative falters. you know how. we must talk to north korea you know the nuclear. but at the same time so we must put our next summer efforts into establishing
a pretty effective measures against north korea's nuclear and missile capability south korea's envoys now travel to the united states to fill in their allies on the details of the agreement that will be a far tougher sell. public bridle jazeera so. jordan joins us live now from washington d.c. roslyn so even as the u.s. welcomes the north korean announcement it's not promising to end sanctions that that why's. well there is very simple the trumpet ministration believes that the sanctions part of what they call their maximum pressure strategy are working and this is an included incredible amounts of pressure to deny north korea the ability to sell some raw materials including iron ore and lead or things that they can get money for so that they can buy the materials in order to build their nuclear weapons and their ballistic missiles and so the sanctions also crack down on
economic engagement with people inside north korea the trumpet ministration believes that those are working as well and the sanctions that have been imposed by the u.s. have been mirrored by the e.u. and by the united nations so this is simply not just one country trying to put pressure on north korea to give up its nuclear ambitions but there are critics who say that the sanctions regime could go much farther in terms of starving out the government and keeping it from creating what many consider an accidental security threat they say that the u.s. has been reluctant to impose sanctions on chinese banks banks which have been funneling money in and out of north korea in order to help it get around the sanctions but there is a considerable fear of blowback if the u.s. were to do that because of its very interesting relationship we should say with
beijing and rosen away from north korea yet another top figure in the trump administration has resigned what more can you tell us. carrie kahn was the president's top economic advisor and chairman of the council of economic advisors inside the white house he's going to be leaving in the next few weeks according to a white house statement provided to al-jazeera he apparently had been talking with the president in the past several weeks about departing and returning to his life in new york well mr cohen has been under a lot of pressure since last summer's neo nazi march in charlottesville virginia that's where a counter demonstrator was hit and killed by someone who was sympathetic to the neo nazis that man is going to be going on trial in her case but because mr kahn happens to be a jewish american there were many who said that he should have stepped aside in order to not give any sort of political cover to mr trump because mr trump at the
time said that they were bad actors on both sides in the in charlottesville and that was something which outraged many americans there's also the more recent concern that because of donald trump's decision to impose steel an element of tariffs that gary coleman who is known as a free trade proponent basically lost the battle inside the white house to keep those tariffs from being imposed they could have a great impact a negative impact on many of the u.s. economic allies and so there's a lot of speculation here in washington that he is leaving because he was unable to basically protect a long term economic relationship between the u.s. and its trading partners. the white house has a tremendous energy and we have tremendous talent you know they'll be people i'm not going to be specific but they'll be people that change they always change sometimes they want to go out and do something else but they all want to be in the
white house so many people want to come in i have a choice of anybody i could take any position in the white house and i'll have a choice of the ten top people having to do with that position everybody wants to be there and they love this white house because we have energy like rarely before of course there are reports of seeding suggesting that john kelly the chief of staff at the white house may have difficulty finding a prominent economist or business person to take over that spot in part because of all of the political chaos taking place inside the administration of course it's also worth pointing out that during a press conference on tuesday president trump said that he likes the chaos because he says it creates a lot of creative energy and generates good ideas but if you talk to diplomats from abroad they'll say it simply confuses their view of what the u.s.
stands for on any given issue and jordan there in washington d.c. roslyn thank you. well the white house has had a revolving door among senior trump aides since he assumed office there have been no fewer than eighteen high profile departures just days after trump was sworn in the acting attorney general salivates was sacked for refusing to defend a proposed travel ban on people from six muslim majority countries and within the first months national security advisor michael flynn resigned amid allegations he misled officials including the vice president about his ties with russia often ridiculed white house press secretary sean spicer resigned in july and trump's chief of staff writes priebus was pushed out eight days later after months of infighting in the west wing with yet another seen a departure in a month later when chief strategist steve bannon lefty since become the source of information for the controversial book foreign fury that exposes the inner workings of the trump administration and last month reporter resigned as white house staff secretary amid allegations of domestic abuse. russia's military has offered
a guarantee of safe passage to syrian rebel fighters and their families. but for the rebels as a matter of trust q is russia of escalating the fighting and ignoring a temporary truce airstrikes killed at least ten people on tuesday. in neighboring lebanon. the latest bombing campaign. into its third week. with the number of civilians killed is climbing within an hour away. from the. civil defense volunteers are overwhelmed now russia is offering a way to stop the war russian military commanders say they will guarantee safe passage out of the besieged enclave for rebel fighters and their families this.
immunity for all fighters who choose to leave personal weapons and with their families is government you did by the russian center we call upon the leaders of all the illegal groups to make everything possible to willy's the civilians from suffering and secure unobstructed delivery of humanitarian aid to. the hundreds of thousands of people in eastern who are trapped in a war zone many refusing to cross into government controlled territory because of the lack of security guarantees the pro-government alliance blames the rebels for preventing civilians from leaving and holding them as human shields the rebel factions deny that and accuse russia of insisting on military escalation and force displacement what is known as the revolutionary leadership announced general mobilization to defend the cities and towns. that this unite and forget the differences of the past the world with your
steadfastness and perseverance with all your sacrifices during. it's hardly a victory is near many many requests to join the so we've opened many recruiting centers for volunteers and the should be here the opposition has lost ground in recent days rebel defenses collapsed in the eastern side of the enclave the fighting hasn't yet reached heavily populated areas but pro-government forces seem to want to avoid direct combat the strategy appears to involve surrounding the main towns and cutting rebel supply lines to force a surrender that is what they did in the battle for aleppo they laid siege to the rebel controlled east of the city for months and then they launched an all out military campaign it was only when the rebels found themselves trapped in a small pocket of territory that they agreed to leave with their families many others left with them particularly those involved in opposition activities. the people of eastern huta fear the same fate doctors civil defense volunteers media
activists are all considered terrorists by the government they don't want to be forced from their homes but the likelihood is increasing dozens are killed every day the suffering is only getting worse. so to. beirut for a short break here not just iraq when we come back it was an election that's all rise in the anti immigrant rhetoric but couldn't spot our attacks on foreigners and it's only. on the saudi crown prince has the u.k. accompanied by a massive p.r. campaign more than that spent. by the springtime flowers of a mountain late. to the fire smoke on a winter's day. hello there we're seeing some very heavy rain over parts of china at the moment the system is giving us some very wet weather from shanxi all the way up to and quickly very heavy downpours here although this system gradually slips
a little bit further towards the south as we head into thursday so bringing a real noticeable change in the temperature though for us in shanghai eleven degrees will still be on maximum temperature so feeling quite cool if you're actually the wind a bit further towards the south there's plenty of showers here but most of them at the moment are in the southern parts of om up further north it looks fine and dry for us across many parts of the philippines and that's the way it should stay as we head through wednesday just the outside chance of a shop hop if you're in the east more wet weather though across parts of borneo those showers still with us as we head through thursday and i think on thursday we'll also season particularly heavy showers over parts of java the lot of we head out towards the west this plenty of dry weather to be found here the lake to system just edging away towards the east now so most of us in a pool through india and into pakistan should be dry and the weather quite quiet at the moment in the far south across parts of sri lanka there's just the chance of one or two showers here but i think by and large most of us will get away with a dry day here in doha no massive change for us over the next few days a staying pretty warm if you're out in the sun or talk temperature is about thirty
welcome back time for a quick recap of the top stories this hour donald trump says he believes north korea's willingness to discuss ending its nuclear program a genuine the u.s. has confirmed it will be holding a meeting with south korea later this week to discuss potential denuclearization talks with pyongyang it follows an agreement between the korean states to hold a historic summit next month. and top white house economic adviser gary coleman has announced he's stepping down he's the latest in a string of resignations plaguing the trumpet ministration cohen was a vocal critic of trump's controversial tariffs on steel. and russia's military has offered safe passage for syrian rebel fighters and their families if they need these to move into rebels accused russia of escalating the fighting and ignoring attempts troops. the u.k. says it will respond robustly if russia is found to be behind the suspected poisoning of a former double agent x. russian intelligence officer scribal was found unconscious on a bench in southern england on sunday along with his thirty three year old daughter
moscow has denied any involvement in the bulk of reports from salzburg. a police cordon surrounds the scene where sergei script and his daughter yulia were found fighting for their lives the bench where they were sitting is covered by a forensic tent nearby police have set up an investigation unit c.c.t.v. footage shows the pair shortly before they became critically ill after exposure to an unknown substance they remain in intensive care in hospital this is been a fast paced investigation and our focus has been on trying to establish what has caused these people to become critically ill and whether or not criminal activity has taken place. in london the british foreign secretary promised a robust investigation he threatened to extend sanctions against moscow if it turns out the kremlin's to blame no i'm not not pointing fingers because we can't this
is because you don't sound point fingers i see to governments around the world the new tent to take innocent life on u.k. soil will go either unsanctioned or unpunished two police officers have also been treated for minor symptoms of contamination but were later discharged the authorities say there is no known risk to the public the possible by who called the emergency services so the two were in a semi paralyzed state boma thing and foaming from the mouth before passing out yearly a scrip always then airlifted to hospital a father sergei followed by road sixty six year old said gay script was a retired military intelligence colonel this is the moment he was arrested by russian security services he was jailed for thirteen years by moscow for passing the identities of russian agents working in europe to british intelligence. it was
released during a high profile spy swap in two thousand and ten one of four prisoners released in exchange for ten russian sleeper agents planted in the u.s. he was later flown to the u.k. where he's been living this is an image of yulia script while she is in her early thirty's and was visiting her father from russia the mystery poisonings led to comparisons with the two thousand and six killing a former russian agent alexander litvinenko he died in agony twenty three days after drinking tea laced with radioactive polonium one of his suspected killers and is now a russian m.p. immune from prosecution an inquiry into the death concluded that president vladimir putin probably approved the killing police say they're keeping an open mind over what happened here british counterterrorist specialists have now taken control of this fast paced investigation the life of a russian double agent is fraught with danger neve barker al-jazeera solsbury
well the russian embassy in the u.k. has responded to johnson's comments writing we are impressed by the statement of the foreign secretary in parliament today the foreign secretary spoke in such a manner as if the investigation was already over and russia was found responsible for what happened in salzburg the saudi crown prince mohammed bin salmond arrives in the u.k. on wednesday where he's expected to meet the queen and prime minister to resume a saudi arabia as a key trading partner for britain but there's opposition to closer ties between the two countries tomorrow triall explains. mohamed bin son mine is visiting london and he wants everyone to know about its adverts like these have been placed across the capital portraying the crown prince as a friend of britain a reformist whose changing his kingdom for the better. the british government is rolling out the red carpet for m.b.a.'s as he's known in what's the thirty two year old's first official visit to the u.k.
since being appointed heir apparent. britain is sol the second most important partner for arm sales and security with british companies selling billions of dollars worth of military equipment to the saudis the u.k. government which is preparing for a post breaks its economy means to boost the amount of trade in other centers to. its why prime minister to raise a may in foreign secretary boris johnson have both visited the saudi capital recently mays government sees it's in the u.k. has interests to do more business with the saudis and to have an even closer relationship with riyadh critics are opposed to that and there's major opposition have been some months visits as well as how britain has posy dup to the saudis opponents accuse the saudis of killing thousands of civilians in yemen as well as committing widespread human rights abuses at home the leader of the opposition labor party germy corbin has called for a halt all weapon sales with several other members of parliament also against
m.b.'s his visit i think most people in this country many following terrorist probably majority parliamentarians do not welcome this this despeaux in this country and in a good mistake this a lot is to give an audience with our head of state i think sent all the wrong signals it's legitimizing an illegitimate regime a despotic regime and we need to do better britain needs to do better. at a media conference by the stop the war coalition organizers announced a protest outside the prime minister's home in downing street they want to send the message to been some man and his hosts that this by the p.r. campaign patrolling came as a reformist they believe the saudi regime is an oppressive one the argument about reform the management being sound money is a reformer is a spin and the most superficial spin at that i mean it is one of the most backward one of the most undemocratic one of the most brutal regimes in the whole world and at that level there's a very strong argument for saying that he shouldn't leak he shouldn't be coming
anywhere near britain aside from meeting britain's queen elizabeth and political leaders the crown prince and his delegation which includes several government ministers is due to meet the head of the bank of england and business leaders as well current saudi trade with the u.k. is estimated at around eight billion dollars a year the british government is expecting the saudis to increase that took ten billion dollars annually mohamed bin so man will receive a warm welcome at downing street by a british prime minister in need of money as she struggles with briggs it negotiations but across the road protesters will gather among them several members of parliament to denounce the visit they believe the ideals and principles of freedom and human rights should not be forsaken no matter how much the saudis are willing to invest in the u.k.'s economy. and i just you know london. a senior united nations official says it's impossible to safely send ranger refugees back to me and because of what he calls an ongoing campaign of ethnic cleansing assistant
secretary general andrew gilmore faced a toward a refugee camp in bangladesh and he says ranger muslims still face killings rape and for starvation in rakhine state myanmar's government denies such abuses are taking place as promised to take back the refugees seven hundred thousand range of sought refuge in bangladesh since a military crackdown in august. nobody wants to reward the ethnic cleansing on the myanmar side who have driven them out but at the same time one cannot afford to go back into what could well be certain that what is going on at the moment not only are they still killings are they still rapes on a large scale not only are they driving people out with force and threats but also there is this it seems almost systematic attempt to destroy the future livelihoods now for a second day protests have been held in italy after the death of
a senegalese not in florence but just as cold in the city's mayor to seek justice for the man who was shot and killed by an italian and they say the killing was not racially motivated and the man was going to kill himself but turned the gun on a stranger incident has heightened tensions following it in his election that sent an anti migrant sentiment. well the anti immigrant party known as the leggo or the league is now a dominant force in italian politics after winning the largest share in sunday's vote their leader matteo salvini says he's the only possible candidate for prime minister but there are fears increasing things in a fabric rhetoric from politicians is feeding into attacks on foreigners that he reports from. a lego rally in the run up to sunday's election formerly the northern league it's grown from a northern separatist movement to a nationwide populist party under matteo salvini and there's a familiar slogan with a clear subtext for the hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees who've made
italy their home mortgages you know i mean. those that used the league to something clear the talents first italians first. and it's that same slogan you can see on the banners of the extreme right like at this gathering in rome of the cars a pound of mint there a small party and failed to win seats in parliament but their opponents such as these counter protesters say electoral success is not their only purpose and the. school and the most of them some organization as a hiding to surprising themselves is speaking about democracy but using words of hatred discrimination racism and carrying out aggression and stabbing. one attack last month hit the headlines a gunman drove around shooting at african migrants in the central city of much errata wounding six of them when police arrested suspects look at trainee he had the italian flag draped over his shoulders but inside his home they found nazi material people who know him say trainee was
a leak party candidate in local elections before turning to the neo fascist group fortson over as well as cars or pounds here in the capital the bangladeshi community is one group that's been targeted more than seventy bangladeshis many of them street vendors have been beaten up in the last few years a sort of initiation rite for young flashes that. this this based journalist says the anti immigrant language that dominated much of the election campaign is having a knock on effect by using immigration and. the therapies that that extreme right fired is not just these two parties. they are creating small groups who to. target and make a dent parties like lego and their electoral allies the brothers of italy deny links to neo fascist groups and have spoken out against physical attacks on foreigners but their detractors say they're knowingly creating hatred with
dangerous consequences gently maybe present growing climate of fear in the country and often that immigrants don't report violent incidents because they might not have risen. well because they're scared that speaking out might have worse consequences. material salvini and his party are on the rise and expanding their support base but as attitudes harden against immigrants some fear that's already making life dangerous for minority communities here dean barber al jazeera right. now and i woman collecting litter in a western australia picked up a bottle on a beach little did she know she had something in her hand that was more than one hundred thirty years old in fact one perth resident tanya elman found turned out to be the world's oldest known message in a bottle she first thought it could be a hoax that's until she and her husband contacted the western australian maritime museum and it turns out the bottle was thrown from a german ship in eight hundred eighty six as part of an experiment to understand
ocean currents. what we were all intrigued by was the eighteen on the under on the date line of thinking eighteen what could that mean at that point we thought it was a hikes so we didn't think much of it and the next hour took it to a friend he's german and he had a look at it and read it to me and said i said you know it's a shame it's not written on and he said it stiffly written on and very strange the picture out that i was showing him we could see the writing on it. on top a quick recap of the top stories here al jazeera donald trump says he believes north korea's willingness to discuss ending its nuclear program a genuine the u.s. has confirmed it will be holding a meeting with south korea later this week to discuss potential denuclearization talks with pyongyang as follows an agreement between the korean states to hold an historic summit next month i think that they are sincere but i think
they're sincere also because the sanctions and what we're doing with respect to north korea including you know the great help that we've been given from china and they can do more but i think they've done more than certainly they've ever done for our country before so china has been a big help i think that's been a factor but these sanctions have been very very strong and very biting and we don't want that to happen so i really believe they are sincere i hope they're sincere we're going to soon find out well despite those words from from the u.s. has just announced its imposing further sanctions on pyongyang that's often a state department far north korea had used a banned chemical agent to kill kim jong un's half brother in malaysia last year. a top economic adviser to the white house has announced he's stepping down. gary cohen is the latest in a string of resignations plaguing the trumpet ministration current was
a key architect of the country's twenty seventeen tax reforms it was also a vocal critic of trump's controversial tariffs on steel and other minium. russia's military has offered safe passage for syrian rebel fighters and their families if they leave eastern ghouta but rebels accused russia of escalating the fighting and ignoring a temporary truce. russia's military says technical error is to blame for a plane crash in syria that killed thirty nine people the defense ministry says the accident happened as the cargo plane was trying to land at the air base near the port city of latakia protests have been held in italy over the death of a senegalese man in florence they called on the city's mayor to seek justice for the man who was shot and killed by an italian police said the crime was not racially motivated the incidents are contentions following italy's election that centered on anti migrant sentiment. well those were the headlines the news