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halt official accused of accepting bribes just to show the most dangerous commodity on s. sometimes take a spot the door an edifice to blow up a personal five days judicial corruption as in a couple. i think i come out of my compass in an exclusive documentary al-jazeera examined one man's extraordinary battle for justice in donna. this is al-jazeera. hello there i'm doing with all of this is the news out live from london coming up but this president strikes a softer tone towards the west after his election victory gets
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a cool reception the syrian civilians continue to flee eastern reports hundreds of that arrested by the government's. case in texas say they are looking for a serial bomber after the fourth explosion in austin this month. facebook shares plunged just pressure goes from mark zuckerberg to explain how a political consultancy got access to data on fifty million of its users. i'm going to get your oscar in doha with the day's sports news with the first major of the golf season on the horizon tiger woods is being taped as the favorite for the masters after an incredible return to form. a very warm welcome to the news hour russia's president vladimir putin appears to have softened his tone towards the west a day after he secured another six years in office is victory got a cool reception though a broad many international leaders slow to congratulate him but at
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a meeting with the cabinet it c b he said russia doesn't want an arms race will seek to resolve its differences with other countries lawrence lee has more from the school. so today war nevada near putin says storage for time in power the demonstration of the difference between how easy that home and increasingly how he's viewed abroad for very many of his supporters here in russia there will be celebrations at the scale of the victory the validation of these eighteen years in power in the sense that he's going see stability on the forward march of russia but against us a day in which for his so-called european friends. some partners it seems like increasingly the knives are out and very many problems still to come. the russian president spent monday basking in the warm glow of his record breaking success he had said he wanted to reach out to his opponents and build bridges abroad meeting with all the decent candidates his language could hardly have been lookin silly
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a tree. but you know we must vote and we will give necessary attention to further strengthening the country's national defense capability but i wanted to tell you now that no one is going to accelerate any kind of arms race issues if we plan to build relations with all the countries in the world in a way that is constructive we will aim for and of course encourage our partners towards constructive dialogue. fears that his vote share might go down have proved groundless after all even if there was the minor inconvenience of people being filmed stuffing huge reams of ballot papers into boxes still the margin of victory was such that even independent monitors accepted the cheating didn't make much difference it was a one horse race most candidates publicly expressed this certainly that the incumbent president would prevail in the election with many of the candidates themselves stating that they did not expect to win the election lect generally in
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competition thus efforts to increase the turnout predominated over the calm pain of insistence after his victory on sunday putin thanked his supporters we won big team he said but the same cannot be said of his relationship with the european union whose foreign ministers met in brussels on monday in recent days russia had accused several countries including sweden and slovakia of holding supplies of the nerve agents used to poison the spice script the european backing of the u.k. position on the poisoning also led germany to question its entire partnership with russia to give mr vibe. result of the russian election is surprises about as much as the circumstance of the election obviously impossible to speak to a fair political contest as we know it a fact that this result was also achieved and what a spec of night is crimean territory it's another aspect which we find unacceptable we continue in the knowledge that russia will remain
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a very difficult part though say that when it comes to finding international solutions russia is indispensable for germany to question the strength of its relationship with russia is a far far bigger problem for the kremlin than the collapse of its relations with the u.k. at so that's hugely condom matri language from countries like sweden and slovakia in recent days and it starts to look like a much bigger structural problem for russia with its so-called european partners only adding to the sense of isolation for vladimir putin the real worry for russia is that germany is on the point of signing a big new deal to import russian gas poland with long term hostility to russia is now urging the germans to scrap the deal many russians idolize their president because they regard him as impervious to pressure the strong man who can take on everyone single handed he might say he wants to get along with other nations but as he starts his fourth term more and more countries are lining up against him after
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today's foreign ministers meeting in brussels of european union countries is going to be a full european council meeting on thursday and friday of this week now that was supposed to discuss brics its problems as some western european countries have in particular with poland and hungary in the states of the rule of law there but given the spy scandal all the issues that presented themselves before this weekend's election there's no doubt that issues to do with the relationship between the european union and russia going forward a bouncer present themselves right at the top of the agenda. independent experts have arrived in the u.k. to assess the nerve agent used to poison a former russian spy and his daughter by mississippi's m a continuous point the finger at russia of that amir posted his demand that the u.k. provide evidence or apologize but it's not clear if the scientific analysis will prove moscow was responsible for the attack it's part of the philips explains. the technical experts from the o.p.c. w.
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will be collecting samples in and around of what the british government says is the nerve agent. the o.p.c. w will be able to make its assessment of whether the british government is correct it doesn't follow however that they will be able to say with any certainty where these particular thought poles were manufactured whether they were actually made in russia or not. the o.p.c. w. will simply be confirming the identity of the substance it may do that in its own laboratory and one of twenty other designated laboratories around the world and get them to help confirm the identity but it will not point the finger of blame at russia for using this particular agent if the finger of blame is to be pointed at anyone it will have to be done through united nations circles meanwhile the rhetorical war between the british government and the russian government grows ever
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hostile boris johnson is the man the foreign secretary who's led the attack from this side over the weekend in interviews here in london he was saying that there had been evidence over the past decade that russia had kept stocks of nerve agent and had been looking at ways in which they could be used in assassination he's been in brussels rallying support from other countries this is a classic russian strategy trying to conceal the truth in a haystack of. the station and it really strikes me to get to you for example today it's twelve you have to be especially about john to be angry. and he would be in the. meanwhile we understand that the russian diplomats who are due to be expelled from this country given a week to leave by to reason may in her statement here in the house of commons last
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week will be leaving person on tuesday. syrian government's heavily criticized what it calls turkey's occupation of the town of afridi and is demanding turkish forces withdraw troops allied with the free syrian army seized the region's main town from syrian kurdish forces at the weekend turkey says now plans to expand its military operation to other kurdish held hands in syria including kabbani and man bush for u.s. forces are known to operate president already and says his forces could also intervene in iraq. after controlling the city center of afrin yesterday we completed the most important phase of operation olive branch now we will continue this process with members. and ras al-ain in chemistry until we remove all of this corridor or. where reports are emerging that syrian government forces have arrested hundreds of people as they fled eastern ghouta over the past few days syrian government backed by russia launched an offensive to retake the rebel held
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area near damascus a month ago and since then more than one thousand people have been killed tens of thousands more have fled in order reports from neighboring lebanon. estimates vary on the number of civilians who have crossed into government controlled territory because of military operations in eastern huta but it's believed to be in the tens of thousands many people found themselves back under government rule as front lines quickly changed the pro syrian government camp is calling this a victory a liberation but human rights organizations are expressing concern following as of yet unverified reports of people going missing or arrested. no one it's fair minded about the violations that we have seen in places of detention by government forces from torture ill treatment sexual violence and even executions in order to ensure the security of these people that are fleeing from the center. we do need to have independent monitors on the ground thousands remain trapped inside an ever
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shrinking rebel enclave many of them are wanted by the state because they were involved in opposition activities medics civil defense volunteers are particularly vulnerable so are media activists who the government accuses of being terrorists a reporter working for the syrian opposition orient t.v. is missing the organization says he is being held along with members of his family by the government it is demanding his release not the distant journalist or. the. leading through status quo of those on the president of the un and other international communities what is. the pro-government alliance has recaptured approximately eighty percent of the enclave eastern huta is now divided into three pockets in the north of the largest town duma is surrounded it's the same case in nearby harasta and both are split off
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from the rest of the area the rebels still control some towns in the southern edge . each rebel faction controls different pockets of herat a sham controls harass the socialist that controls the north and fire local román controls the southern towns those three rebel factions are involved in separate negotiations with the russian military they are insisting that the negotiations do not involve an evacuation of civilians and rebels but it is clear that anything short of a surrender will be a nonstarter for the pro-government alliance the situation on the ground is an indication that talks are not going well the pro-government alliance resumed its offensive from the air and on the ground after a brief lull piling more pressure on the opposition since the military campaign began just over a month ago the russian military and the syrian government have made clear that agreeing to leave to go to other rebel held areas is the only option the opposition
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has if the military assault is to end senator beirut. here is high commissioner for human rights has condemned syria's government for its actions and he still calls up in a briefing he's just given on the situation in syria the syrian government also claims it makes every effort to protect civilians but when you're capable of torturing and indiscriminately killing your own people you have forfeited your own credibility. the c. joy of the east in warsaw by the syrian government forces haas a decade long has involved pervasive war crimes the use of chemical weaponry in forced starvation as a weapon of war for the denial of essential life saving a culminating in the current relentless month long bombardment of hundreds of thousands of terrified and trapped civilians that briefing came in an informal
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meeting after the commission was brought from addressing the full security council by russia and china mike hanna is live at the u.n. hi there mike how rare is it for something like this to happen. well this is a very rare occasion indeed in fact it appears that it's only the third time in some three decades the fourth time actually in some three decades that a procedural resolution like this has actually succeeded now it was expected that russia was going to oppose holding this particular briefing from the head of the human rights commission it argued very strongly that the forum for such a briefing would be geneva and the human rights council there not the security council and as expected it was backed by its normal allies on this particular issue including china bolivia and kazakhstan what was not expected was an abstention on the vote by three african countries equitorial guinea cote d'ivoire and ethiopia
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now what all of this meant was that nine votes are needed to overcome russia's objects sions only eight were obtained so it was a strategic mistake it would appear by the netherlands and france and the u.s. and the u.k. who brought this particular resolution or this briefing to the security council chamber they appeared convinced before that there would be no abstention from the african countries but indeed there was a surprise to wall as a result what you are seeing now what you heard there is an informal briefing or are taking place this without the status of a formal security council session on the situation in syria my camera there live with the latest in the u.n. mike thank you. well coming up on the news hour suspends a self driving contest after woman is killed by a vehicle in arizona plus. if we don't get tough on the drug dealers
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we're wasting our time as president trump proposes the death penalty for drug traffickers to help tackle america's opioids problem and in sports. only warnings in self want to knock down the charmin football club who are threatened with eviction bought property investors got a fortune by. peace in the u.s. state of texas believe there's a connection between four separate bombings in the city of austin now the latest blast on sunday injured two people it was set off by a trip wire making it a more advanced design the previous explosions which were sets off when the victims handle packages left on doorsteps where police are investigating whether the attacks are racially motivated to after an african american man a one hispanic woman were killed in those attacks well let's go live to n.b.c.'s jay gray who's in austin either jay so what took place think is going on can you
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give us more details. yeah julie they are telling us now that they do believe there is a serial bomber on the loose here in austin texas the capital city of texas three bombs as you talked about exploded package bombs on the east side of the city the latest last night here in this community to the west there are a lot of similarities they say between these devices but some very distinct differences as well as you talk about two african-american men were injured two women or were killed rather two women injured two anglo men last night injured during the attack here their injuries are considered serious but not life threatening the devices that initially started the explosions march second was the first were all placed near a door or a front door of someone's house and detonated when they were picked up or when they started to open the packages the one last night completely different it was left by the side of the road and used
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a trip wire to trigger the explosion here that's very concerning for investigators on the ground who say that this is stepped up the level of sophistication involved in the bombs in the trigger mechanism they are very concerned about what could come next and where that could happen they have reached out asking publicly for the bomber to contact them that they want to talk to him they want to know what his message is and what's driving these attack they're also asking all of the families in communities like this one to stay filled vigilant to make sure that they see anything different if they feel like something's amiss that they call of dorothy's mediately until what about local people how are they reacting to this latest blast and all of this new information. you know i think the random nature of the attacks has got people more frustrated and fearful at this point there are a lot of people who said it could never happen in my neighborhood now it has and there is a lot of concern a lot of people who in this community
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a gated community said that they walked around to visit neighbors with their doors online. they will be doing that anymore and say they want to pick up any packages from their doorways even if they know where it's from even if they were expecting that package that they'll call the shipper and make sure from agents here federal agents on the ground more than five hundred with more on the way in fact the f.b.i. is saying that the primary focus of that agency right now is what's happening here in austin in finding the person or people responsible to agree their life in austin j. thank you right helling company says it's working with police after the death of a woman who was struck by one of the firm's self driving vehicles in arizona the accident in tempe that's just outside phoenix was the first fatality from a self driving car yes they say that when it happened the vehicle was in a ptolemy small but with the person behind the wheel it was nice suspended its autonomy program across the united states and canada. u.s.
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president on trump has called for the death penalty for criminals who smuggle large amounts of opioid drugs into the united states is also vital to crack down on pharmaceutical companies that supply them they're part of a range of measures he's proposing to tackle the opioid crisis and at the demick a drug dependency that's affecting more than two million americans opioids a powerful painkillers designed to replicate the effects of opium they include legal drugs like morphine and oxy cold on as well as illegal ones like heroin many opioid addictions begin with legally prescribed medication but by twenty twelve doctors in the us were handing out two hundred eighty two million opioid prescriptions a year while the results have been disastrous in twenty sixteen there were nearly sixty five thousand overdose deaths in the states two thirds of those involved opioids well that's an average of one hundred fifty a day. some of these drug dealers will kill thousands of people during their
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lifetime thousands of people and destroy many more lives than that but they will kill thousands of people during their lifetime. and they'll get caught and they'll get thirty days in jail where they'll go away for a year or they'll be fined and yet if you kill one person you get the death penalty or you go to jail for life. let's talk more about this with some who tree is director of the drug policy project of the think tank the institute for policy studies very warm welcome to the program and your thoughts first of all on trump's announcement. it's more of the same tends to have a visceral solutions based solutions to problems that have very often counter-intuitive solutions and what i mean by that is this is an illustration of a counterintuitive problem right if you find yourself stuck in one of these traps the natural instinct is to pull but the harder you pull the stock or you get it's
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counterintuitive to think that you might need to relax a little bit to extricate yourself from such a trap and so by executing more people in turn giving a price support to drug traffickers it's actually helping the drug industry in that is raising the risk premium these traffickers are then allowed to charge the next person in the smuggling chain the higher the potential sentence they have to serve the higher the penalty they have to pay but the higher the cost they can pass on to the next person in the smuggling chain so we're talking about things like heroin cocaine marijuana it's important to recognize these are minimally processed agricultural commodities that have cost pennies per dose to produce in the real world it's our policies of drug prohibition combined with high demand and high risk that builds the value into this product and so the death penalty actually acts as a perverse price support for drug traffickers if you will so somehow if we're talking about these kind of if i can use the word solutions that c.
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didn't have this you know drug war kind of narrative does that mean perhaps the discussion gets further away from what actually needs to happen and what is. exactly this is it's not unusual for politicians to engage in drug war theater to show voters that they're actually doing something but being tough is not the same as being effective and what this does is that he's actually turning back the script back to the one nine hundred eighty s. and early ninety's calling for these these these ethically to penalties that were originally a clinton era initiative by the way and they're already exists the death penalty for certain classes of drug crimes if you commit murders in the in the act of committing a drug crime for instance that already exposes you to the death penalty so this is really about motivating his base he said it in new hampshire which is one of the whitest states in the united states of america he also at the same speech vilified immigrants and latin americans and connected it to domestic gangs this these are a lot of you know thinly veiled code words that he's also using as part of his
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reelection campaign in my opinion and is that partly about the midterm elections coming up and somehow this opioids prescriptions by a third within three years and talking about the move towards a national database you know monitoring opioid prescriptions do you think this could be potentially an effective measure i think it's far too little much much too late the time to have done this if the supply side policy was going to have any effect would have been fifteen seventeen years ago when this problem was supposed first beginning and people identified it as such but to turn off the spigot now throws those people who are already dependent on these prescription opioids into the black market where they're forced to to play russian roulette with with street heroin which is very often laced with until or even worse synthetic synthetic opioids and that doesn't help anybody you're actually increasing the risks to users right now by doing these these need to have solutions at this late stage of the
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game. joining me from the institute for policy studies from washington d.c. sarah thank. saudi arabia's crown prince. and washington on tuesday on the agenda for discussion will be iran the war in yemen and the gulf crisis and it seems that significant amounts of money are being spent to try to influence decisions on these issues of passing explains u.s. president donald trump was clearly impressed with the reception he received in saudi arabia and it's likely the saudi crown prince mohammed bin solomon can expect a similar greeting perhaps just a bit more understated when the two speak their words will be closely watched trump initially sided with the blockading countries against cutter but then reportedly pushed by then secretary of state rex tillerson he later called for the crisis to be resolved but tillerson is gone fired by tweet millions have been spent trying to influence this debate alexei if there's any winner in the blockade cation k.
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street is a euphemism for lobbyists ben freeman studies the influence of foreign money he says millions have been spent since the start in june according to public records since the blockade saudi arabia spent more than two million dollars a new contracts with lobbyists but many of the amounts are recorded so it's likely much more the u.a.e. has also increased its lobbying and qatar did as well according to the center for responsive politics spending at least five million as of last october and they continue to sign contracts after that worth hundreds of thousands of dollars a month but freeman points out saudi arabia has a big head start they started lobbying after nine eleven it was working before they just didn't have anywhere near the scale of the saudi lobby before and to be fair cutter so as one of the largest lobby is that that there is it's it's a very powerful effective lobby too it's just simply not in the scale of the saudi lobby right now you might be asking why people pour millions of dollars into the
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lobbying firms that lined the streets of washington d.c. well they are trying to buy access to policymakers and they are also trying to shape public opinion the for. worms have to detail their work public records show several sending talking points to reporters posting twitter ads and putting competing commercials on cable news they want to limit also could tar and north korea partners in terror saudi arabia has benefited from some positive press some of the most influential columnists have praised the crown prince as a reformer but there have also been some negative stories as well one alleging been some man has been secretly keeping his mother away from his father for years and she was under house arrest and they believe that he did this because. i felt that she was not on board with his plans for a power grab and several organizations have printed detailed accounts of the alleged torture of prominent saudis at the ritz carlton in riyadh still been so man has spent millions to make sure he will find
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a friendly reception at the white house and on wall street while millions more have been spent in hopes he won't. al-jazeera washington still to come this hour breaks and break through the e.u. and the u.k. reach a deal on a transition phase but still no solutions for. the state of the world's fresh water supply or lack of it take center stage in brazil we'll be there live to find out what they're hoping to achieve and it's what roger federer loses for the first time i've been twenty eight teams has won lots and del potro when speaking their wells tight. that sandwich is slowly recovering now across much of europe we'll see if it a little more spring like as we go through the next few days spring down holes
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across the met it's right in to see some ferry heavy rain in and around the balkans that will slide its way further research as we go through the next day also still some lively showers that are coming. into the bear biscay into spain and portugal will see that what's the weather just drifting its way into the western side of the mediterranean sea some nasty weather in store here's a go through tuesday some rough weather in day seven celsius there for london and paris temperatures about where they should be but where should be two in moscow with a high of around freezing you'll notice this warming up here as well for about to snow there around pushing out of vogue area pushing up into rumania into ukraine that will continue to just push a little further east which as we go on through the next few days warming up to minus one in kiev for wednesday warming up to around eight or nine celsius there for london and paris winds going just west of north so starting to feel that have a less cold air starts to push into northwestern parts of europe it will be cold enough across parts of northern africa have a mixed day also lossy dry on tuesday but temperatures now it is really struggle on
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wednesday a top temperatures just not degrees celsius in the cloud and rain. in syria citizens are collecting evidence to get up a little bit build a shot of crimes committed against civilians who've moved out of syria in the cold six hundred thousand pages of material so that one day they can bring the outside regime to justice that puts a she will face on the charges it's a dead human face by the situation tricks syria witnesses for the prosecution at this time on al jazeera. perceptions. documentary. from around the globe it was a big sound but that brings me down to. felix journalism. debates and discussion this is a lot of misunderstanding
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a distortion isn't the only argument i find against that is all over you courted history. see the world from a different perspective on al-jazeera. welcome back or mind of our top stories the. syrian government forces other forces have arrested hundreds of people have been trying to flee on klav of the east and pull over the past few days and dependent experts have arrived in the u.k. to assess the nerve agent used to poison a former russian spy and his dulcet as tensions deep could between bursts of sco and russian president vladimir putin has softened his tone against the west
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following his landslide election victory saying he has no desire for him on the streets. a person may have won by a landslide but not all russians are us celebrating his victory so long haul spoke to russian on governmental organizations the fear the next six years may bring greater restrictions on rights and civil liberties. but he's not in victory on sunday love give me a putin promise to honor the trust and hopes of the russian people among those heading to work the next day we're a civil society activists who feel that trust has been betrayed they're afraid of this opposite view they want us to because the civil society to be quiet the civil society network at its simplest form russians helping other russians has been hollowed out in recent years by a law requiring foreign funded n.g.o.s deemed to be engaged in political activity to register as foreign agents police officers as it is. the definition of
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political activity is pretty wide so he couldn't breathe and. the party un funded public verdict foundation provides legal help to victims of police abuse but branded for an agent it all too often finds itself in court or fined for minor administrative infringements. never got the state doesn't want to blemish the image of law enforcement agencies operating perfectly what we see is an increase of repressive state structures and what we show are the facts of torture and abuse by the police. another so-called foreign agent is the underage root of a fund supplying clean needles to drug abusers to fight russia's still growing h.i.v. aids problem among the worst in the world with beds of its members not ordinary people out deficiencies on the world stage is not good for russian people and
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a chevy situation is catastrophic so when people start tell the truth of the government's or tell you. delivered a center monitors public opinion and does research for international polling groups it's also on the foreign agent list also telling inconvenient truth among them that civil freedoms in russia probably won't improve after the election for ports and i think it's good. for everyone else for the oil so well that at least what people want the majority of people that they're happy with the amount of freedom they have because they what they want it's freedom to go for them to buy. something and it's what market economy more or less delivered and they're not particularly concerned on the whole about civil society. and that perhaps is the reality of russia under vladimir putin for another six years when for the majority of the sometimes
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crushing experience of the who don't know how al-jazeera moscow. has been a major step forward in talks between the united kingdom and the european union over brics it the two sides have agreed the terms of a two year transition phase around here before britain due to withdraw designed to reduce any something shocks on britain's the posher will give the u.k. the freedom to negotiate and sign trade deals with the rest of the world straight away but there's still no agreement on the question of the irish border was the u.k. resistance to europe's back up plan keeping northern ireland in the customs union funny and eagle as more. much goodwill between the u.k. briggs's secretary david davis and the chief breaks of negotiator michel barnier a lot being made about the fact the progress that has been made that means coming to the agreement on those two main issues there one which would include the rights for european union citizens to be able to have enjoy the same rights as e.u.
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citizens already living in the u.k. if they are to enter the country during the transition period this was something that had been resisted initially by the prime minister to reason may she had thought about saying that they should perhaps have different residency rights considering that they would enter the country knowing that the u.k. would eventually be leaving the european union but certainly on the point that this is a point that michel barnier was eager to play up in terms of the progress that is being made after all hard work that both sides have put in their mutual redo has really this makes it possible today to reassure the four and a half million people british and european who are affected and concerned by break that those are the people who have been our priority from day one the priority of european parliament and the priority of the member state the other issue of course the u.k. is also able to pursue and negotiate third country deals but it will not be able to implement any of them until the end of the transition period which
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is the end of december twenty twenty the first day breaks that obviously being the first journey twenty twenty one but the other issue which is a sticking point here is still regarding the situation of northern ireland. is being put into place a backstop deal which would mean that if in the event that the u.k. would crash out without a deal then northern ireland would be protected and that would still be included as in the single market and the customs union to prevent any fracture or any issue between the border with the republic of ireland lot of work having. put in there of course not forgetting the good friday deal which has been made so much of everything is trying to be placed into a position where tension along that border will be preserved as little as possible during the brics negotiations facebook shares have fallen almost seven per cent wiping nearly forty billion dollars off its market value this is pressure goes on
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its c.e.o. mark zuckerberg to respond to allegations that the days of fifty million users was harvested by the consultancy firm cambridge analytical well it was a bowler who worked at the political consultancy firm alleges the data was used to build a system that may have influenced voters in the u.s. presidential election campaign which analytical work for president donald trump's campaign and on the u.k. breck's it referendum both republican and democratic senators are calling for sukkot work to testify before congress. this data was used to create profiling algorithms that would allow us to explore mental vulnerabilities of people and then map ways to inject information into different in different streams or channels of content online so that people started to see things all over the place that may or may not have been true this is a company really took. to the next level by pairing it without rhythms
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i'm not joined by michael simon the c.e.o. of tech company elusive to set up and run the in-house analytics department for barack obama's presidential campaign he's in new york as sort of a warm welcome to the program house facebook's reaction been sluggish here and if so why. you know facebook's reaction to a series of embarrassing sort of egg on their face moments including this one revolving the recent us elections have been. surprisingly slow for a company whose motto is move fast and break things. they've been very reactive very behind the ball this particularly of this particular event. this theft of data happened over four years ago so it's very surprising to see them be so reactors at a proactive i think the stock price drop that you mentioned probably will catch
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their attention and change their posture and do you imagine that we will see zuckerberg testify. again i think you're going to starting to see members of congress of both parties really wake up and start to see a problem and start to sort of shake the cage and demand that back in january and number of sort of mid-level executives from facebook and google and twitter were called before congress testify about a unrelated matter regarding the u.s. election and foreign meddling but they sent middle executives they didn't send the c.e.o. i think when your company loses almost forty billion dollars in market value in one day that probably is deserving of sending the c.e.o. to to account for it had and michael the stories about state cambridge analytic i have certainly been published in the press that for quite a while why did it take so long to percolate to. to this level why why hasn't
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congress acted before now. you're absolutely right these stories about cambridge analytic including many of the details regarding the piece that was published over the weekend the sort of using this. academic third party to lift all this data from facebook and share with the original that if that's in public for over a year i think there has not been a lot of will among the u.s. congress controlled by the republican party to investigate this because frankly the data theft and the products that arose out of it were used to their benefit so i think that what happened in the last couple of days is just so beyond the pale and so egregious and of course new news today about extortion and bribery that is even more over the top that is finally led to even moderate republicans having to wake up and sort of smell with the political winds are blowing michel sleiman there
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joining me live in new york michael thank you up to forty thousand people are attending the latest world also forum in brazil shrinking lakes conflicts over resources and increased pollution of water we just some of the major issues for the delegates to discuss in brasilia well daniel swam is there and joins us live hi did down there so this is a big conference covering notes of the issues how does it hoping to achieve an impact on the ground. well this is one of their key aims is to make sure that many of these solutions they come up with all implemented on the ground in the next few years they have talked about so many millions of people not having good access having poor access to water by the year twenty fifty so they're aiming for solutions traditionally what they've gone for is what they call grey infrastructure which is down water treatment measures anything that involves lots of concrete but what they are now talking about alternative methods joining me
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now from unesco the united nations educational scientific and cultural branches stephan broke unesco is just produced a report in which you talk about. nature based solutions stephan if you could sum in little bit about what's on nature based solution age of a solution so solutions that help to achieve water management oject just for instance to improve water availability reduce flooding or reduce droughts the impact of drought but also to improve the water quality and nature can help nature can do the job you know by enhancing water quality for instance or natural or constructed wetlands or storing the water in the landscape so different. different possibilities that wetlands is one thing but also different ways of conserve conservation in the agricultural field or reforestation cetera et cetera can you give me an example perhaps something that you know you're putting into place or put into place that's been successful well there's many examples and so far the as you
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said the just too much so we need to form traditional human built race illusions but nature can really help to also store water one example is not only developing country example this was all new york for instance there was a conscious decision in the mid ninety's mate to not built a water treatment facility which would have been very costly some eight to ten billion in another three hundred million just for operation and maintenance cost instead of investing that money it was decided. to go for a healthy watershed and be healthy watersheds whole body helps to reduce these costs and still supplied the citizens of new york with good quality drinking water is there anything wrong with this gray infrastructure that we've talked about with down as with reservoirs are they still a solution in certain circumstances no it's really about the combination of green green i'm not saying that nature can replace the grain for structure was still needed we need some time stands we need concrete to put the concrete to it to
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protect our cities or we need to store water particular in underdeveloped countries many places in africa in asia and latin america raced infrastructure is still needed but the nature of a solution can help just have to do it or to augment or work in parallel with the green infrastructure it's about the best blander solutions gray and green. thank you very much stefano the broker from unesco this is the first day of this world water for a here in brasilia goes on till friday many more people talking about other solutions to try to. control our water supplies make sure that winter reaches everybody get should reach dennis one and air live from brasilia danielle thank you . at least seventeen people have died after tropical storm elliot came the east of madagascar more than six thousand others were displaced after gusts of one hundred twenty kilometers an hour brought heavy rain mudslides and swollen rivers fifty one
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people died in january after tropical cyclone eva the indian ocean and. billy four months after he was sworn in as a new president emerson mum and dad said significant progress has been made reversing the demick corruption on the robert mugabe's rule his government set up a ninety day amnesty to return stolen assets or face prosecution but critics say more needs to be done to make sure the recovered money benefits ordinary people are metastases in the capital harare. zimbabwe and face strict cash withdrawal limits from banks in an effort to end a crippling foreign currency shortages innocent agog were announced a three month amnesty for the return of funds illegally stashed abroad when he was sworn in last year the president says so far five hundred ninety one a million dollars has been returned the money has come for everyone rural north. koreans if you're lucky when you go to the bank. big difference.
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in true market the money is from export earnings payment of imports that never made it into the country and fund stashed in foreign banks but five hundred ninety one million dollars is still less than half of the one point four billion dollars expected almost two thousand individuals and companies who allegedly illegally funds overseas were named the majority are in mining and agriculture the amounts vary from thousands to millions of dollars. several chinese companies and nationals have also been named but one god was his people who broke the country's exchange control laws will be prosecuted but some zimbabweans doubt many senior government officials will be investigated there are other individuals that are out there that are clearly. it's of big political. sure. for sure. but some things were very consistent of
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and that goes to the regulators are actually up there because i've been when i was the biggest challenge is fixing zimbabwe's economy ruined by decades of corruption and mismanagement and a robert mugabe's rule his government says is change the empowerment law to limit my georgia ownership by state entities to only diamond and platinum mines not the entire mining sector that could boost investors' confidence create jobs and bring more money into the country. al-jazeera out of. south africa's new president so around the poles or has suspended the head of the country's revenue service for my a pending disciplinary proceedings the sixty five year old president is seen to be exercising his authority after in came to power last month is that the service that suffered at the teary aeration and public confidence under moire their realm of
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cause was voted into the presidency after a struggle for the leadership of the ruling a.n.c. party saw former leader jacob zuma resign. still ahead this news hour in sports. thank you how one hundred and twenty five year old club is fighting big business after being knocked out of its grab. business updates brought to you by qatar airways going places together.
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business updates brought to you by qatar airways going places together. let's get all the days with joe in doha. jamie thank you well with just two weeks to go until the first major of the golf season a surprise favorite has
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a full tiger woods is being tipped by many to win not only his first tournament in five years. but also his fifteenth major when it comes to augusta that softer return to form we saw him pick up a second top five finish in as many weeks on sunday at least homan has the story. there was no doubting who received the loudest cheers at the bank your club in orlando was it's been five years since fourteen time major winner tiger woods has posted a victory on the professional tour but as he continues a comeback from multiple back surgeries for a second straight week woods found himself in contention during the final round was cute asked me you know the beginning of the year that i would have a chance to win two golf tournaments. that's. not an hour
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taking on a heartbeat. well woods finished in a tie for the fifth i chopped off the lead he can finally be considered again in next month's mazda's at ogata god i miss playing there i've been there for the for the dinner and as great as it is it's frustrating knowing that i'm you know i was have to say you young enough to play the event as some of the other champions you know are not and i did have not been able to physically do it the most as is the only major eluding rory mcilroy he also had inclined to tour victory since the twenty fifth of september twenty sixth st the day that onil palma died but the northern irishman strauss hinted at the events named after the goshen brain was really proud of myself i have hung in there over the past sort of a year with injuries and. you know taking a little bit of time off at the end of last year to to sort of get myself right come into this year and. you know all the all that were hard workers. has finally
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paid off mcelroy had started the round two shots behind us and i played a henrik stenson was that birdied five of the last six holes for a round of sixty four and a straight shot to take dream was i mean i played a perfect going to golf i get myself ready chances on basically every hole. you know just executed shots the way i the way i wanted to when i needed to mcelroy another big name that will now be considered a contender for the kew sponsored my job was released home an al-jazeera. roger federer says his loss in the final at indian wells stings and he just has to get over it the world no one saw his seventeen match unbeaten streak end on sunday when martin del potro rallied from three match points down in the third set to win six four six seven seven six and hand federer a fuss defeat of two thousand and eighteen this is the biggest tournament the
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argentine has won since he beat federer to win the us open back in two thousand and nine. but i'm so happy to win a title like this last minute five. thousand masters but today was the day for me number of attorneys on the three hours. leading rusher in the first time of day. that's means a lot to me. just it should sting like you said you know for a bit the question is how long it won't be long but it's it's disappointing talking about a great match that is. losing even though i was right there. now you may not have heard of the toilets hamlet football club in london has been going for one hundred twenty five years they should be enjoying a successful season on the pitch but instead they're fighting to stop their identity from being removed he welling's reports on how the problems with that owners should serve as a warning to bigger cubs in england and beyond. tucked away in south london
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a football club that has served its community for one hundred twenty five years it was bought by american property investors named but when the local council didn't agree to their plans the company suddenly kicked the club out of its hands and even stated their attention to remove permission for dollar charlot to use that. this should be much value for dollar football club with hundreds of people in the community poor into the ground to watch that same plan instead the ground is locked a new fencing has been erected to keep them out yes that is. being used as leverage like this has been a shock to fans of what is a friendly and socially conscious club with a track record for staging thanks to charlton. on a bitterly cold day hundreds of them gathered to stage a protest we were. not
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. and everything with the value of money are. the matter is serious enough to have been in the u.k. column and this is an inclusive club which prioritises and racism which protests are to be t.v. rights protests is women in football and you see that on. a saturday afternoon at the game how us fighting for their existence but not to look at it this expects nothing else but a league rivals to second which are my thoughts. twelve kilometers away quickly offer to share the ground and so much time against worthing happens a dilate. refusing to let this affect them on the pitch by with a much three nil to reach the top of their division the promotions eleven six of english football within their reach. fans with their home comforts but this is about survival and pride it's been such
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a manic couple of weeks and just the whole like turnout today is such a testament to the power in the club and just exploring the show. when owners you know i think they should just take the money whatever money is on the table in. suffolk county who says it will try to buy the ground from inside the club and of entered into talks with the merger would not answer our request for an interview and to answer a simple question if their intentions are honorable they're more aggressively threaten to remove a club's one hundred twenty five year old. the english football association has yet to intervene and might be powerless to but they told me they're monitoring developments the question beyond this call of london is who i enjoy call. and what to do i intend to do with it this club will not be frozen out. and that is all the sport for now but only in london jill thank you well you can
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find that much more about the stories that we're following can head to our web site which is updated twenty four seventh's by our correspondents and contributors all over the globe i need to find that. just. that's it for me i'll be back in just a set the with much more of the day's news.
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carcinogen. the sam's in archaeology graduate from iraq he's also a part time going to pergamon museum which includes a reconstruction of the famous ishtar gate in babylon most of the people he's showing around came to germany as refugees this is just one of several billion museums taking part in the project called a meeting point and as well as bringing people together one of its aims is to emphasise the contribution of migrants right up to the present day to western culture. because i've been here for some time i can help them with lots of things that mrs ford to me the great thing is it's not just about museums about forming a new life it is part of life it's culture. what went wrong in society that opened up the space for him it got out but she is the european parliament that's not
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accountable and it's impossible for the people to be there is for link up our people don't want to take one vote and then leave that defo front a stronger man are song woman you're getting the growth of rejectionism of this world because the model doesn't work europe's forbidden colony episode two at this time on al-jazeera. russia's president strikes us off the told towards the west after his election victory gets a cool shit. out of them to macdonald this is al jazeera live from london also coming up chemical.

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