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on jews you know. it's. where every. i really believe they are sincere i hope this i'm sure we're going to soon find. cautious optimism from the u.s. as north korea says it is willing to discuss ending its nuclear program. and jailed governesses al jazeera live from doha it was a coming up russia office to allow rebels in syria's eastern good city leave the
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area which has been under government bombardment for more than two weeks. buildings leveled lives in ruins we have an exclusive report on egypt's operation against armed groups in sinai and the saudi crown prince heads to the u.k. company by a massive p.r. campaign. hopeful and skeptical that the trump administration is reacting to north korea's announcement that it is willing to discuss suspending its nuclear program and begin talks with washington the u.s. state department confirmed it will hold a meeting with south korea later this week to discuss potential denuclearization talks with pyongyang the north and south have agreed to hold a historic summit next month as president don trump welcome the news saying he believes the north motives for the talks are genuine i think that
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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 the 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 rob of pride as more from salt. there is widespread optimism here about this agreement with many supporters of the government saying it is indeed historic it is a landmark opposition conservative parties though are far more hostile they still suspect that it is some sort of deception by north korea an effort by north korea
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to buy time and try to divide the international community also maybe as a way of trying to get around sanctions there's also been a caution from neighboring japan the defense minister questioning the motivation of north korea and wanting to see some concrete measures when it comes to denuclearization from china which is a very important regional player being one of the few allies of north korea in propping up its economy there this has been a widely welcomed this movement china has been under a lot of pressure to apply economic sanctions and it will welcome any opportunity of trying to relieve this burden the envoys from south korea who have brokered this agreement they will eventually go to china and to japan to explain what this agreement means but of course their first stop will be the united states to try to
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get them on board everybody here regardless of their political persuasions agrees that if there is going to be denuclearization it cannot be through summits between north and south korea it must involve the united states sitting down at the negotiating table with north korea here's president on time says he'll appoint a new chief economic adviser soon after gary cohen announced his stepping down current has been a vocal critic of trump's controversial proposed tariffs on steel and alimony and he faced calls to resign last year after trying failed to condemn a white supremacist attack in charlottesville wasn't jordan has more from washington d.c. . certainly the terror of the issue is much more serious because that goes to the very heart of the u.s. economy its ability to trade goods with other countries in a way that doesn't cost the u.s. economy too much money and of course there's now fear that is going to be the case
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we don't know when gary coleman is leaving but certainly it's been a lot of discussion here in washington today this is the u.s. president the white house has a tremendous energy and we have tremendous talent here they'll be people i'm not going to be specific but they'll be people the 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 now later this evening the u.s. president did tweet out that apparently he does have someone in mind to replace gary cohn he's not dropping any has about. that who that person might be it could be a noted economist it could be a noted businessman or investor will just have to wait to see but again gary condit
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will be leaving the white house after a little more than a year on the job at least he can say that he helped push through a big tax cut plan even though the plan itself is still very controversial and advise it to the united arab emirates with ties to several of donald trump's aides has reportedly given evidence to the f.b.i. it's part of the probe of alleged foreign meddling in the twenty sixteen election the new york times reports georgia native is cooperating with special counsel robert mueller as investigation and gave testimony last week to a grand jury it says native attended secret meetings between iraqi officials and trungpa says it's the presidential transition. russia's military has offered a guarantee of safe passage to syrian rebel fighters and their families if they go to but for the rebels it is a matter of trust they accused russia of escalating the fighting and ignoring a temporary truce strikes killed at least ten people on tuesday. from beirut
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in neighboring lebanon. the latest bombing campaign in eastern into its third week i believe this with the number of civilians killed is climbing within an hour away. from the law for. 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 with these the civilians from suffering and secure unobstructed delivery of humanitarian aid to. the hundreds of thousands of people in eastern who are trapped in
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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 believing 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 side. if i said during disheartening victories near many many requests to join the so we've opened many recruiting centers for volunteers and. the opposition has lost ground in recent days rebel defenses collapsed in the eastern side of the enclave the fighting hasn't yet
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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 hooter 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. said of. beirut al jazeera has obtained exclusive footage from the sinai peninsula showing the
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aftermath of an egyptian military operation armed forces moved in one month ago to root out eisel and other armed groups that residents in the area say they're under siege and their homes have been destroyed as shot of palace reports. buildings pulverized by egyptian explosives. this exclusive video shows the carnage inside sinai one month after the egyptian ministry of defense began a major operation against eisel and other armed groups. witnesses total jazzier the military has demolished schools and dozens of homes displaced residents say they have nothing to return to their own lives the moment you and i am god will punish those who forced us to leave our homes in our lands we've been here since our great grandfather and we're very sad but we can't do anything we will always hope to come back again to our houses and land. the military hasn't talked about
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the destruction of homes but in its latest statement it says one hundred forty five hideouts outposts and store houses have been destroyed along with the workshop used for making explosives and twenty one plantations of marijuana and poppies used for opium they say they've made two hundred forty five arrests. the most recent defense video uploaded on saturday is unapologetic egypt's had five years of failed military campaigns in the sinai president abdul fattah el-sisi is doing everything in his power to change that using abrams battle tanks how woodson's if sixteen fighter jets and apache attack helicopters has very strong symbolic meaning by sending a message to the lead against also the egyptian people maybe you will feel that something is being done seriously messages are important for president sisi who's
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up for reelection in less than three weeks and is reeling from a run of attacks in twenty seventeen. in april forty six people were killed in twin suicide bombings that coptic churches intend to and alexandria during easter a month later i saw a gunman shot days thirty christians south of cairo as they traveled to a monastery. in november the worst attack in egypt's modern history up to thirty islamic state gunmen stormed a soofi mosque and killed more than three hundred people. this is payback but in these rare images the first from a source other than the government egyptians living in sinai say these surrounded under siege by their own military shiela ballasts al jazeera still ahead on the u.k. threatens to take whatever steps are necessary if moscow is behind this is fact and poisoning of a former russian spy. and sri lanka declares
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a state of emergency after clashes between buddhists and muslims. hello there we're seeing plenty of cloud over parts of the middle east at the moment the latest system is making its way through parts of turkey there stretching down into the northern parts of iraq and eventually into the northern parts of iran as well so that's where the cloud is that then it does feed back up towards our marty we're going to see more clouds and a few outbreaks of snow around there as well that system then continues its journey eastwards as we head through into thursday so we could see a few outbreaks of rain there in parts of afghanistan but towards the west that's where our next system is that's making its way again through turkey heavy downpours to be found here or the route should be fine and dry and pretty warm up at twenty six degrees but for the towards the founts and it's warmer than that here in doha
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the temperatures have risen over the last few days so we'll get to around thirty one on wednesday and thursday a bit further towards the south we're also seeing temperatures of around thirty woman insula for the southern parts of africa where it's a bit more on fettled for many of us here now plenty of showers around where we watching a site that's now moving away from madagascar still dragging plenty of cloud and plenty of showers behind it though so for the northern parts of madagascar it doesn't like we're going to see plenty of what weather over the next few days so that could well exacerbate the flooding issues there that system then pushes further towards the northwest in the south. the in. a survivor of the genocide people who brought me to cuba when their suffering but it would have been hard to do who's dedicated his life to searching the woods for bones of the victims of the srebrenica massacre. no human here is due to all. you
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know hope of finally letting the past to rest and giving peace to the victims' families because if i could just find a finger i could bury him. at this time on al-jazeera. which you know it is a mine of our top stories this hour donald trump says he believes north korea's willingness to discuss ending its nuclear program is genuine the u.s. has confirmed in the hold a meeting with south korea later this week to discuss potential denuclearization talks with pyongyang the leaders of south and north korea also said to meet in a historic summit next month. the u.s.
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president says he'll be making a decision soon on a replacement for outgoing white house economic adviser gary cohen kinds resignation on tuesday marks the latest in a string of high profile departures taking the trump administration. russia's military has offered a guarantee of safe passage for syrian rebel fighters and their families if they leave eastern goods about rebels are accusing russia of a ski lazing the fighting and ignoring a temporary truths. u.k. says it will respond robustly if russia is found to be behind the suspected poisoning of a former double agent former russian intelligence officer sergei 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 need barker reports from seoul's were. 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
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a forensic tent nearby police have set up an investigation unit c.c.t.v. footage shows the past 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 off 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 though i'm not not pointing fingers because we can't this is because you don't sound point fingers i see the 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
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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 border thing and foaming from the mouth before passing out a script always then airlifted to hospital a father surrogate followed by road sixty six year old said gay straight power 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 scripts while she is in her early
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thirty's and was visiting her father from russia the mystery poisonings led to comparisons with the two thousand and six killing of former russian agent alexander litvinenko he died in agony twenty three days after drinking tea laced with radioactive polonium one of his suspected killers. is now a russian m.p. immune from prosecution an inquiry into the death concluded the 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 neave barkha al jazeera solsbury 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
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for what had happened insoles body. the sunni and i did nations official says it's impossible to safely sandra hanger refugees back to myanmar because of what he calls an ongoing campaign of ethnic cleansing assistant secretary general andrew gilmore toured a refugee camp in bangladesh he says writing a muslim still face killings rape and for starvation in rakhine state government denies such abuses are taking place and promised to take back the refugees seven hundred thousand rand have sold refuge in bangladesh since a major crackdown began in august. a gel droid says journalist is appearing in a court in myanmar for another hearing well known as one of two reporters arrested in december and charged with illegal possession of state secrets they've been covering the violence against rangar in rakhine state the u.n. is calling for their immediate release she has declared
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a week long state of emergency to try to stop rising violence against the country's muslim minority the military has been deployed to the city of candy and a curfew is now in place in recent days muslim owned homes and businesses have been set on fire and damaged in riots as mel fernandez reports. heavy military prisons deployed to keep the peace. witnesses say organize mobs from the single majority targeted mosques muslim homes and businesses on monday afternoon mohammad first brother up dual died in their burning home one of many set alight early morning today i came to inside the house check with my parents. that day my store my brother he was really down in the. bottom of the attacks were sparked by the death of this man. the forty one year old driver
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was beaten by four reportedly drunk was lim utes for not allowing them to overtake his vehicle days later he was dead muslims were attacked on the day of his funeral after thirty years of brutal conflict lankans don't want more violence but have made increasing nationalist sentiment promoted by hardliners minorities are feeling vulnerable the president might be powerless serious in acted to address those concerns imposing a state of emergency to last for a week. rest my deepest regrets and pain to every family and relative who suffered the loss of life and property and i strongly condemn all acts of violence i've also asked the police to strictly enforce the law against whatever group individual or organization that was behind the unrest sri lanka has had a violent past helping for many theories on why and what is happening today boils down to in
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a way. the believe that the minority has that they own the country and all the. some observers say police and special task force personnel couldn't control the bulbs the trend right in and on monday and the state of emergency is preventing similar incidents cd image is among the last summer a reader has said enough is enough calling for inciting racial violence to be needed non-bailable offense and politicians who lead such violence to be stripped of their civic rights. well for now it is joins us live now from candy and i'm wondering about the curfew and the unrest playing out at the moment. jim the police or the local area curfew which was imposed on to six o'clock this morning has very much to help keep things in check in now added to the heavy
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military presence of the government has put in place it's managed to keep it be any possible sort of outburst of for the violence we're finding that we've not heard too many incidents that have been one or two sporadic incidents but from the reports that we've heard one incident where a group was trying to attack a small mosque but the police managed to bring the situation under control are the reports of houses being pelleted been gone but beyond that not spreading escalating to this city this scale that we've seen in the last few days. all right so you say the violence is not spreading but i'm just wondering what needs to be done now in order to prevent this sort of thing from happening again. john i think this is basically a dilemma for the government and that's where you see the emergency coming into
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place the government the president brought in the emergency for a week yesterday because they don't want to allow sort of flash points they don't want to allow the tensions that have built up particularly where emotions are running high you have essentially people with vested interest on both sides of this divide trying to fan the flames of communal unrest and the emergencies even to making sure that there is no such advantage taken of such sort of communal sort of distrust and things like that so the government keeping that heavy military presence in place throughout centrally the affected areas and told india as well as in the broader candy area and with the hope to ensuring that things don't want to sort of blow out of out of proportion we're also hearing that you know three g. and four g. coverage because social media is playing a huge role in this thing with all groups taking to social media posting pictures
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a lot of false information being posted so the government through the telecom regulatory commission is monitoring with a view to looking for those posting false information according to what al-jazeera was told a short while ago so trying to bring the situation under control and make sure it's new to the burden doesn't spread further thanks for that. saudi crown prince mohammed bin salman arrives in the u.k. on wednesday was expected to meet the queen and prime minister to resign may saudi arabia is a key trading partner for britain but there's opposition to closer ties between the two countries as well shell explains. muhammad bin some money is visiting london and he wants everyone to know about it 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
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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 so the saudis the u.k. government which is preparing for 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 may's 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 could in some months visit 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 corben has called for a halt on all weapon sales with several other members of parliament also against
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m.b.'s his visit i think most people in this country and many follow in terry's probably majority of voluntary and do not welcome this this despeaux in this country and in a good mistake this a lot is to get 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 samantha 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 i mean being sound 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
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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 been 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 the mts the visit they believe 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. a tough court in brazil has rejected an attempt by former president lula da silva to avoid prison he's been
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sentenced to twelve years behind bars for corruption the superior court of justice ruled that lula can be arrested if the jail term is upheld on appeal the ruling casts further doubt over his bid to run in october as presidential election he was convicted last year for accepting a luxury apartment from a construction company involved in a massive corruption scandal. you can find much more on our. website the address for that is al jazeera dot com updated twenty four hours a day. top stories on al-jazeera u.s. president donald trump says he believes north korea's willingness to discuss ending its nuclear program is genuine washington has confirmed it will be holding a meeting with south korea later this week to discuss potential denuclearization talks with pyongyang however the u.s.
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says it's imposing more sanctions on north korea over the killing of kim jong un's half brother last year. 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 the u.s. president says he'll be making a decision soon on a replacement for outgoing white house economic adviser gary cohen kerns resignation on tuesday marks the latest in a string of high profile departures plaguing the chump administration he was
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a vocal critic of the president's proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum. the russian military has offered safe passage for syrian rebel fighters and their families if they leave east and go to the gravels accuse russia of escalating the fighting and ignoring a temporary truce. u.k. says it will respond robustly if russia is found to be behind this is spate of poisoning of a former double agent sergei scruple was found unconscious in southern england on sunday along with his thirty three year old daughter moscow has denied any involvement she has declared a weeklong state of emergency to stop rising violence against the country's muslim minority the minute she's been deployed to the city of candy and a curfew is now in place comes after muslim owned homes and businesses with satellite and damaged in the riots those are the headlines a news continues on al-jazeera but first let's turn it over to the listening post.
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for the benefit of saddam people so bad to see the importance of. witness documentaries that open your eyes at this time on al-jazeera. like you don't want to know what you're trying to. frame by frame by trying to explain. to me thank you for the. thanks china. no doubt about that. hello i'm richard gilbert in you're at the listening post here are some of the stories we're following this week the rise of xi jinping and the part the chinese news media have played in the back of the coverage of the head to me the palestinian who doesn't fit the mold.


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