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the complexity of housing hundreds of people living in camps is a major task and one that many people here think the government failed. last and have been. found and see. what one has reveals how one charity is giving pakistan's lost children a new chance and luck on notice. it is the largest deficit of any country in the history of our world it's out of control. president trump fires
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a new shot in his trade war with china but exempts the e.u. and all the allies from his sale and alimony and tariffs. hello i maryam namazie in london you're watching al-jazeera also coming up syrian rebels leave eastern gustaf to surrendering the town of harassed to the government . nigeria closes all boarding schools in a book hotspot over fears of more mass kidnapping. and destruction in france's teachers rail workers and add traffic controllers all walked off the job in anger president backgrounds reforms. u.s. president donald trump has signed new trade measures against china a direct shot in a growing trade war between the world's two. largest economies trama says the u.s.
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deficit with beijing is out of control and that although china is a friend he wants reciprocal trade arrangements the measures will affect sixty billion dollars in beijing's exports and makes good on a campaign promise to crack down on his country's staggering trade deficit with china you also accuse china of stealing american intellectual property some people call it a mere a tariff or a mere attacks just use the word reciprocal if they charge us we charge them the same thing that's so it's got to be that's not the way it is for many many years for many decades it has not been that way. and i will say the people we're negotiating with smilingly they really agree with us i really believe they cannot believe they've gotten away with this for so long. let's get more on this now from our white house correspondent kimberly how can it and so can be an
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escalation impunity of measure as against china there must be concern in washington about that but also about china's retaliation. right there certainly is concern about china's retaliation and china has made it known that it will retaliate more of the areas that is of major concern could hit america's farmers and of course donald trump has really found himself in the white house because of support by rural americans essentially what we've got here is the united states promising now to slap tariffs on chinese imports into the united states on consumer goods like apparel but also the high tech industry that list hasn't been made public but it could be up to one hundred different items and china is promising in turn to perhaps target in its own way to on u.s. imports to china like soybeans as well as pork products now this is of major concern to american farmers it's also a concern to many on capitol hill who say this is not the time to be doing this and
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it could have the opposite of the desired effect which is what donald trump says he's trying to sort of control and rein in rectify this deficit a trade deficit that he said is hurting american workers but many democrats and some republicans say that it could hurt the very workers donald trump says he's looking out for. right and so. they also then concerns about how u.s. allies might react because the problem about these measures is that it's also particular this deal out of many i'm tariffs that has a much greater impact on u.s. politicians. i think a lot of people are really confused right now maryam because you remember when those steel and aluminum tariffs were first announced it was really very broad without any carve outs as they're called or exemptions for certain countries we heard them that there would be exemptions for canada and mexico as this negotiation of nafta is taking place and now we're hearing from the u.s. trade representative the list of countries exempt is much broader including some
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european countries so i think there's some frustration in this constantly evolving protest to trade policy that we're seeing from this white house and that is leaving many american allies not only frustrated but looking for what action they can take moving forward and i thank you very much committee at the white house well china has repeatedly vowed to retaliate if the u.s. puts up trade barriers. has more on this now from beijing from shanghai china on thursday reiterated that they will defend their interests at all costs and they have said in the past that it's unrealistic that the trade between the two nations being a requirement that it's even that's something that donald trump is trying to do now in the past they have said if there is any tariffs coming from the united states they will retaliate it's been reported that the retaliation is probably going to be kind of slow and steady and overarching but we really won't know exactly what that kind of retaliation is based on what was announced in washington until friday at
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the very earliest. donald trump's tyrus is one of the issues topping the agenda in brussels a european union leaders have gathered for a summit leaders are also discussing trade jobs competitiveness breaks it and the nerve agent attack on a russian film a spine person the u.k. prime minister to resign may's leaders to unite and condemn russia after accusing the kremlin of targeting sergei scriptural and his daughter. this month. obama b. phillips is in brussels for us and we've just been discussing the new tires that are being imposed on chinese goods in the u.s. but of course this comes off the back of steel and alan minium tariffs that were going to have a big effect on u.s. allies and partners though is there much relief that that the e.u. could be exempt. i think there is yes donald toast the european council president spoke just
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a short time ago he said that the news from washington was expected that's because the european union trade commissioner says syria was over there negotiating hard earlier in the week so it had been expected here but that you need as with carry on the digesting the news as it were over dinner and he would give us a full update tomorrow friday he just very briefly said protectionism is bad it's a risk to the global economy it's a risk to jobs not just here in europe and we need to have a dialogue with the united states that is the event that is the european position where we see continuing tensions over trade and of course tensions continue to plan out as well between the u.k. and russia of the second script help poisoning what's been happening with that today. well i think that the british have come here with
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a very clear agenda which is to rally support behind britain against russia and to make it clear that what is the e.u. twenty eight for now speaks as one you might recall many on that the e.u. foreign ministers statement. last week whilst expressing solidarity with britain didn't point the finger necessarily at russia and said russia had questions to answer so the british i think would like things to go further there but they have. one or two vulnerabilities as well not least the fact of course that the they're going through the acrimonious bret's it process that asking for solidarity from an organization which they are in the process of leaving and that that's problematic and i just think any way the geopolitics of europe twenty eight countries spanning from the republic of ireland to the turkish border you're going to get very very
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different perspectives on russia so so greece for example italy hungry much more sympathetic to the russian point of view than the british in the past let's hear what treason may had to say on the way into the summit here in brussels. but i will also be talking about today's not just what happened on the streets of seoul history but the fact that we do see this as part of a pattern of russian aggression against europe and its neighbors as i said from the western balkans to the middle east this is a subject we have to stress for for and i look forward to further discussions with my european colleagues and i'm grateful for that for the solidarity and support that they've shown the united kingdom. meanwhile city itself mario about that will be discussed tomorrow friday to reason they won't take part in those discussions and for once i don't think it's going to be a very contentious at this point at this point in time you might say that the difficult issues have been kicked down the road again but i think there is
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unanimity about the transitional arrangements between britain and the e.u. if you'll recall for that period over almost two years they will last after britain formally is due to leave the e.u. in march of twenty nineteen thanks very much from brussels barnaby fenix. now syrian opposition fighters have surrounded one of the last rebel and caves near the. apical damascus in an evacuation deal with the government thousands of fighters and civilians are leaving the town of harasta and eastern government forces have been bombing the area heavily for more than a month but other rebel factions are still holding on to two separate pockets of territory including duma the largest town in eastern one of them has just agreed to a cease fire those leaving her roster of fleeing north to live which is being bombarded by syrian and russian warplanes rescue workers they say at least thirty
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seven people were killed in an ass strike on thursday same harder ports defeat and displacement that is what these buses have come to symbolize up to one thousand five hundred fighters from the rebel faction and at least six thousand of their family members are leaving their homes in hard asta they have agreed to lay down their arms and go to the opposition controlled province of idlib in syria's north west the russian guaranteed evacuation deal is being seen as amounting to a surrender the first to leave was anyone needing medical assistance harass the like the rest of the rebel enclave of eastern has been relentlessly bombarded for more than a month the suffering of the people is immense some civilians also left media activists even civil defense volunteers syrians who are considered to be terrorists by the government had no other choice the deal also involves a prisoner exchange and is reported to include guarantees by the syrian government
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and the russian military that no harm will come to the civilians who chose to stay . so pro-government forces continue to target what is left of the rebel held area they're seizing more territory in the southern pocket and airstrikes continue to kill the united nations says people are trapped by fierce fighting and are in dire need of aid the choice they have been given is to starve die or leave. when we are fighting to stay in our land and prevent displacement the international community is silent and powerless or perhaps it's conspiring against us all they do is lie to us the un security council was not able to save. bashar assad killed and displays a whole commentary of. years of siege and bombardment have been a strategy the pro-government alliance used previously to force the surrender of rebels the united nations and human rights groups condemned the strategy as forced
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displacement this is the first deal of its kind in eastern huta and pressure is only increasing the other rebel groups to also agree to the only offer on the table so that. beirut. at least fourteen people have been killed in a car bomb attack in somalia's capital market issue the blast took place near a hotel on a busy road which has been the target of similar attacks in the past ten others are thought to have been injured in the blast. schoolchildren in nigeria's northeastern borno state are being kept at home due to fears of more mass kidnappings by book around the government closed all boarding schools in rural areas indefinitely last week it follows a series of attacks by the group and the kidnapping of one hundred ten girls from that she and neighboring yobe a state last month one hundred five of them were freed on wednesday and have been taken to a medical checks well a father whose daughter is still missing told al-jazeera is ahmed address that the kidnappers are trying to force her to become
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a muslim. and she refused. and what what are they saying i think going to release or. do you think she's going to do that i don't. well i made it just brings us more now on the story from northeast nigeria this is the rule book fighters drove through with one hundred and four goals initially they dropped one of them in a village on there we hear and then they drop them off the one hundred and fall right over there some two hundred meters away from this place and we were told by residents that one of their be cool developed a puncture or other they have had a flat tire they change the tires here and then they drove back they spent nearly
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thirty minutes in this particular route they came through it's the same road they used to go back to where they came from but on incidentally right over there is a home of the only girl still in captivity the home of leah nathan the family still grieving and still expecting the child now the other girls one hundred and five of them and now in a buddha meeting the nigerian president and also going through psychological counseling and other medical checkups now what we're hearing from the people of doxy they said they're keeping leah because of high fees they wanted to renounce our faith and embrace a new one now we were told by residents but this is yet to be confirmed by the nigerian government which is also yet to say what about the five remaining girls that were taken one month ago the residence said the fighters when they drove to town and dropped the one hundred and four in this town and one before the stone
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they told them that five of them or four five of them actually died because of exhaustion on the day they were taken from their school induction still to come for you on the program yemen central bank runs out of money after a deposit promised by saudi arabia by its coalition partner the u.a.e. . i'll tell you why south korean police have detained former president lee myung bak. alegate is still cold enough in germany southern germany for this cat that you see for indefinite to produce snow but that's just a minor irritation this is a different matter altogether this is really quite active where the lows spinning out bringing dust out from the so hard to grease knots or the the white cloud
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despite the fact is a warm front is producing a lot of stuff as well as rain on the i was about the top which means it's been particularly when you know the whole thing is moving slowly in that direction so the picture overnight and during. friday morning will be a massive snow slowly easing towards rumania and leaving behind snow on the ground and not falling from the sky novick north western europe western europe it looking cloudy fairly mild and breezy but it's all the land to spring type weather this by contrast is very wintry and it will carry on that way because the influence isn't just new to the mediterranean it spreads further south we're drawing a lot of warms ahead of it from different africa attention caro's up to about thirty three degrees was benghazi's at seventeen for run g from friday into saturday and there's this whole system moves eastwards attempts to change as a result of that at the same time another storm system is developing further west. area hard.
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a scandal that's rocked the nation to its core and exposed hundreds of court officials accused of accepting bribes just to show the most dangerous school movie cheat on their sometimes pick a spot with the only difference to go up a possible fine against judicial corruption doesn't matter where. i come out of my column in the exclusive documentary al-jazeera examine one man's extraordinary battle for justice in ghana. welcome back you with al-jazeera a quick recap of the top stories this hour u.s.
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president donald trump has it signed an order imposing sixty billion dollars worth of tariffs on chinese goods he says the actions are needed to stop unfair competition from china's state driven economy. and alan minium tariffs are on the agenda asked in a news summit in brussels it's been revealed the you and other u.s. allies will be exempt from them. and our other top story this hour syrian opposition fighters have surrounded one of the last rebel and players near the capital damascus in an evacuation deal with the government. a key personal lawyer to u.s. president donald trump has resigned john dowd had reportedly cash with trump over his handling of special counsel investigation into russian election into ferentz last week he called on the justice department to shutdown them on a probe before clarifying he was speaking for himself not the president has repeatedly called the investigation a witch hunt and politically biased. yes defense secretary james mattis is saudi
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arabia's crown prince to help find a political solution to the war in yemen mattis has been hosting mohammed bin selman at the pentagon saudi arabia has led a bombing campaign against iran backed rebels in yemen since two thousand and fifteen aid groups describe yemen as the world's worst humanitarian crisis with more than five thousand civilians killed and a third of the population on the brink of famine well in other developments the country's central bank has closed its doors because it's run out of money saudi arabia had promised to deposit two billion dollars but more than a quarter of that was then seized by u.a.e. forces the saudis allies and hawks to has more. what the u.n. calls the world's worst humanitarian disaster has become even worse yemen has officially run out of money the shortage of funds has forced the central bike to
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close saudi arabia had agreed to transfer money to help alleviate the effects his three year war and yemen yemeni bank chief say six hundred eighty million dollars were seized in the port of aden by u.a.e. forces the u.a.e. is part of the saudi coalition fighting in yemen the latest repercussions of the hoofy missile aimed at saudi arabia that provoked a blockade on ports and airports injuring vital aid and imports getting in the shipment of cash was meant to pay the salaries a public could perrie's yemen has been ravaged by the civil war between the internationally recognized government based in the south which is backed by the saudis and their allies and the who thing movement which controls the north and is backed by iran as well as the cash crisis to government ministers have resigned after calling for the president's return from saudi arabia the minister of the state and siad he tweeted that the saudis are preventing abu rebel man so had he and his sons returning from their self-imposed exile in riyadh the deputy prime
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minister also stepped down he is hoping the new century yemen bank in aden last year some are not here to mete out while you know i hope they will deal with yemen as a country that has a great seven thousand years civilization yemen is not on the margin yemen is not a banana republic yemen is a big brotherly country the coalition came to support the country's legitimacy and its institutions it is a must to deal with yemen with all respect. he's angrily accusing the kingdom of going back on their promises yemeni's more respect but their focus is on survival schools and hospitals are the latest targets of this conflict famine in addition to a corner and diptheria epidemic with this latest cash crisis the suffering of yemenis looks no closer to ending. their now to france where police have fired tear gas and water cannon up protesters taking part in a public sector walkout trains and flights have been canceled across france and
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many schools have also been closed unions are angry at plans by the president emanuel macron to cut some one hundred twenty thousand public sector jobs by twenty twenty two from paris natasha to reports. thousands of public sector workers protested in paris united in anger at the french government's plans to reform public services and cut jobs it was a similar picture across the country in the city of nod there was some violence. workers from france's national railway were s.n.c.f. lead the demonstrations the government wants to scrap their special privileges including early retirement for train drivers but rail staff say the benefits of compensation for long unsociable hours and low pay it's important that we must show that rail workers like all french people have to defend themselves we want to show the power of the streets and that they are real people behind these jobs so we are
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against michael's plans and. we are certainly not better paid than orders look at but it is shins and all the advantages but they want to single us out we don't agree with the changes so we say no no yes and there has been in financial difficulty for years it has fifty million dollars of debt in the problems there's that in lost sales to remain competitive especially because of the rules in twenty twenty a company will lose its monopoly on. foreign rail companies will be able to run trains on the french network the prime minister says essence if must be prepared. the world is changing us and surf must change was it first was comforted as a sense of cannot remain unlit company to recruit to a wreckers and a special status. created in one hundred thirty eight s.n.c.f. is owned by the french state it employs one hundred forty thousand staff past
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presidents have tried and failed to reform it forced to back down in the face of opposition from france's powerful trade unions emanuel mcconnell wants to be the one to succeed. muckle may have more new way because of a more general favorable public opinion in terms of reforming a sense i think people know are more ready who see something different the government says it will reform s.n.c.f. by decree that's put union leaders on the warpath thursday's demonstrations was smaller than expected something likely to please president micro but with rail workers promising three months of rolling strikes he still faces a test of strength natasha butler al-jazeera paris. france's former president nicolas sarkozy is speaking on french t.v. the day after being put under formal investigation for receiving illegal campaign funding is accused of taking tens of millions of dollars from libya's lately
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democrat duffy a french newspaper says he submitted a statement to judges calling the accusations lies and saying there's no physical evidence paul brennan is in paris for us and joins us now so a bold move to make a t.v. appearance at this time from sarkozy paul what's he been saying. well he's come out fighting these counts are attacking those who he says are trying to bring about his downfall he said that the he wanted to express the depth of his indignation at the charges that have been laid against him this formal investigation that a french judge has undertaken based on the evidence that has so far emerged about these alleged illegal campaign payments i'm looking down the list of quotes here he says because he's been showing documents apparently proving that he's innocent he said he answered questions for two days but was never made aware of any new elements at all anything new from what had previously been known about said what
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justified my arrest said the police did their work i'm not above the law he said but i'm certainly not beneath the law that you can see this is fairly typical soccer has a very dynamic very on the front foot although he knows that he's in a court of law is also playing to the court of public opinion all right thanks very much paul fran and in paris. police in south korea have detained former president of south korea lee myung bok after a court issued an arrest warrant for him he's facing charges of corruption it's the latest in a series of scandals involving former leaders as kathy novak reports from seoul. he's yet another former south korean president accused of abusing power lee myung bak denies that but did apologize as he arrived to face prosecutors last week. i stand before you with a tragic i offer my deepest apology to the people who are causing worry amid times when the economy is in hardship and the security situation on the korean peninsula
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is serious the charges against him include among other things bribery embezzle meant and tax evasion please accused of improperly receiving about ten million dollars from people and institutions including the country's spy agency as well as send sung south korea's largest conglomerate corruption allegations were first made during the two thousand and seven election campaign despite that the popular former mayor of seoul one and became president the following year he faced challenges almost immediately with protests over american beef imports and later the killing of south koreans which was blamed on north korea after least served his five year term as president fellow conservative puck in hay was elected she was impeached and jailed last year a verdict in her corruption trial is expected next month all of the seven former presidents who led south korea since one thousand nine hundred eighty have faced
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some form of corruption scandal either directly or because of allegations against their family members five including li and park have had to personally face prosecutors. mass protests that led to parks impeachment seem to demonstrate support for powerful politicians to be held to account and a recent public opinion poll taken before least ends trial found almost eighty percent of south koreans want to stern punishment that. they're sending is being creative among the public and politicians the mechanisms should be built to check. power reasonable police officials i think it will improve one by one lee myung bak says he hopes to be the last south korean president to face this kind of prosecution kathy novak al jazeera saw aid workers are scrambling to protect more than half a million revenger refugees at a bangladeshi count for the upcoming monsoon weather workers that we could have are
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sandbagging digging trenches and relocating families before the early summer rains arrive there are expected to cause flooding and landslides in the camp refugees are living in temporary structures having fled ethnic violence in neighboring me and. it's really a race against time to try to mitigate the risks that are there and if we don't do that we'll be facing what we call an emergency with an emergency more than one hundred thousand people potentially could be impacted by heavy floods and monsoon rains which will cause landslides so there is a risk an extreme risk to them all as more and everything we're covering right here the latest top stories and of course analysis that takes you behind the headlines. but look at the top stories now u.s. president donald trump assigned new trade measures against china a direct shot in
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a growing trade war between the world's two largest economies trump says the u.s. deficit with beijing is out of control and that although china is a friend he wants reciprocal trade arrangements measures will effect sixty billion dollars in beijing's exports and makes good on a campaign promise to crack down on his country's strength staggering trade deficit with china some people call it a mirror tariff or a mere attacks just use the word reciprocal if they charge us we charge them the same thing that's true it's got to be that's not the way it is for many many years for many decades it has not been that way. and i will say the people we negotiated with smilingly they really agree with us i really believe they cannot believe they've gotten away with this for so long. meanwhile the european union has joined canada mexico australia brazil and south korea and winning
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exemptions to u.s. tariffs on steel and minium it comes as e.u. leaders gather in brussels for a two day summit expected to focus on trade and competitiveness. in our other top story school children one is northeast from borno state to being kept at home because if it is of more mass kidnappings by book of rum the government closed all boarding schools in rural areas indefinitely last week it follows a series of attacks by the group and the kidnapping of one hundred ten girls from any obey state last month hundred five of them were freed on wednesday and have been taken to a boot jephthah medical checks. syrian opposition fighters have surrounded one of the last rebel enclaves near the capital damascus in an evacuation deal with the government thousands of fighters and civilians are now leaving the town of harasta in eastern guta other rebel factions are still holding on to two separate pockets of territory one of the groups has just agreed a cease fire and donald trump says he's open to testifying before special counsel is investigating russian interference in the two thousand and sixteen election the
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us president spoke just hours after his keep the lawyer and else he was resigning john dowd had reportedly clash with trump over his handling of monday's investigation was the headlines in the stream is coming up next on al-jazeera. hi i'm here in the stream now live on due to the united nations estimates that by twenty twenty five two thirds of the world's population will face water stress can do.


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