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you direct talks at very high levels really i love those. u.s. president confirms washington is engaging north korea as reports emerge of a secret visit pyongyang by don't transit nominee for secretary of state. alum jane that this is al jazeera live from doha it was a coming up cheap intimidation that's what taiwan is calling china's military drills underway off the islands coast. international monitors prepared to enter the duma to examine the site of a suspected chemical attack. is one of the most famous photos in the history of sports fifty years ago to the olympic athletes defied a nation. the
head of the cia has reportedly made a secret visit to north korea the groundwork is being laid for possible some of between u.s. president all trump a north korean leader kim jong un u.s. media say mike pompei went to pyongyang two weeks ago just after he was nominated as the new secretary of state if confirmed would be the highest level u.s. visit in almost two decades chung's been talking north korea with japanese prime minister shinzo at his florida state the u.s. president confirmed washington and pyongyang are engaged in high level talks. direct talks at very high levels really high levels with north korea. and i really believe there's a lot of goodwill a lot of good things are happening she what happens is they always say we'll see what happens because ultimately it's the end result that counts not the fact that we're thinking about having a beagle everything. else is diplomatic editor james bays is in north korea and has
more from the capital pyongyang. north korean officials are not commenting on all confirming the visit of. to this city all of the information at this stage is coming from the u.s. side but this is the highest level visit for a serving u.s. official since secretary of state madeline albright came to pyongyang in the year two thousand the u.s. doesn't have diplomatic relations with north korea there is no embassy here members of the diplomatic community have told me though they are aware that there is a channel of communication of negotiation ongoing between the u.s. and north korea but tween the cia and the north korean intelligence service they clearly are looking at the possibility of a meeting between the supreme leader kim yong and president trump the possible things that could be discussed possible things that could happen at the end of that meeting for example three american citizens who are held in jail here in north
korea the americans want them to be released but also have been talking about the possible venues for a meeting could it be in europe could it be here in pyongyang could it be down in the demilitarized zone between north and south korea are there other places that we mentioned mongolia for example as preparations continue for a possible summit between trump and kim north and south korea are getting ready for their own meeting next week sells says it could pursue a formal end to the korean war kathy novak has more from seoul. one of the reasons that this upcoming meeting between the south korean president and the north korean leader kim jong un is so notable is because these two been are leaders of two countries that remain technically at war an armistice not a peace treaty marked the end of hostilities in the korean war in one nine hundred fifty three so going into the summit the south korean government is keen to discuss
denuclearization and also how to promote peace on the korean peninsula so now the suggestion is that one of the items that could come up for discussion between wingy and kim jong un could be how to transition from that armistice to a more long lasting peace agreement and the us president donald trump has suggested he has given his blessing for the two koreas to discuss this but it may not alternately be a decision that can be made at the into korean summit that is because south korea was not actually a signatory to the armistice that was signed in one nine hundred fifty three it was the united states that ledley allies in the united nations command that signed the armistice with north korea and china so the suggestion may be that if in and kim jong un do discuss this it may lay the groundwork for the summit that is expected between kim jong un and donald trump who may be more in a position to make a concrete agreement to move on from that armistice iran's president insists the
country will keep making ballistic missiles despite concerns from the united states and regional rival saudi arabia speaking on iran's army their house or the he said the way for this program is defensive and not intended to convey gratian is prison don't trump a straight thing to pull out of the twenty fifteen nuclear deal unless there are new restrictions on iranian missile production. taiwan's defense ministry has accused china of using what it calls cheap verbal intimidation to threaten the island china has conducted live fire drills in the taiwan strait for the first time in two years chinese state media say it's a warning against any push for independence the area has been under taiwanese control since nine hundred forty nine beijing is worried about the u.s. ties with taiwan which sees as a breakaway province taiwan's president has urged the government to remain vigilant while she's on a visit abroad now. i also asked our national security team to closely monitor the
neighboring area jury my visit approved and report to me on the first instance for appropriate responses i'm reiterating that maintaining peace stability and prosperity across the taiwan strait is the primary duty of our government it confident and determined to defend our national security and i can assure my people that adrian brown has more from beijing. beijing has given no official reason as to why this large scale military drill is happening now in the narrow strait of water that separates china from taiwan but of course this military drill comes at a time of heightened trade tensions between washington and beijing as well as deepening concern in china over the growing interaction between taipei and washington in the past few months we've seen a korean gresham delegation visit taiwan we've also seen the house of representatives pass the taiwan travel act if that becomes law it would allow high ranking government officials from taiwan to visit the united states also in may
officials from taiwan and the united states a jew to meet in taiwan to discuss arms sales and the united states is also beefing up its trade representative office in taiwan so all these factors a feeding into the deepening frustration and anger here in china and of course this military drill in the straits of taiwan comes just less than a week after china held large scale a large scale military display in the south china sea involving its new aircraft carrier the leone ng that display was watched over by president xi jinping who warned that now was the time for china to strengthen its military especially its navy j. michael cole is a senior resident fellow at the university of nottingham china policy institute he describes the drills as nothing out of the ordinary. well the timing is certainly interesting because presidents i guess early on on a state visit to
a prick but the thing is these drills are again their routine they're normally held these are these artillery duels are being held and up part of providence now latest intelligence and a case that there are no no knowing present a number of soldiers were mobilized and there are no naval ships or aircraft involved either much of the rhetoric that has surrounded exercise pointing out that it is a time long nori warning against taiwan independence came from the elderly or retired commentators in china who are already known for their hawkish he's been fortunate lee international media seems to have seized upon that rhetoric and maybe more than there actually is about that. syria's ambassador to the un says international chemical weapons inspectors will enter duma on wednesday if it is safe enough he says a u.n. security team is at the site and will independently decide on access for the team
investigators will look into an apparent chemical attack on april seventh but won't assign blame syria state media earlier reported the weapons experts had entered the former rebel enclave when you know the kind of the mission more i mean today the u.n. security team and to duma around three pm in order to assess the security situation on the ground if the security team to you and security team decides to the situation is sound in duma then a fact finding mission will begin its work in duma on wednesday the decision for the arrival of the fact finding mission is the decision of the u.n. and the o.p.c. w. alone. and the russian military says it's found a chemical weapons stockpile in duma that belongs to the rebels a russian state media outlet released this video describing the items as chlorine and components for making mustard gas russia's previously published information on syria that turned out to be fake moscow has repeatedly accused rebels of chemical
attacks then what it is in beirut. the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons their inspectors are going to head to begin their work on saturday of course the town where these sites are the site of the alleged chemical weapons attack these inspectors are are to investigate exactly what happened and come up with their findings but there are already questions on whether or not they will be able to find exactly what happened because some there are some concerns that the evidence have been has been tampered with simply because there is a new authority on the ground when this alleged attack happened the rebels were in charge of the town and now it is in the hands of the russian military and the syrian government and it's not just that clearly this mission this fact finding mission its mandate is to determine whether or not a chemical weapons attack actually happened but in its mandate it cannot apportion
blame and this is something that the u.n. secretary general referred to in his speech to the u.n. security council he welcomed the arrival of these inspectors and their mission but he said we need to go further now it's not clear whether or not the decision by the united states and its allies to target the syrian government is in one way or the other linked to the outcome of the findings of the opi c.w. we heard from the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. saying that the u.s. britain and france they all have proof that there was a chemical weapons attack but what is clear is that tensions have somewhat eased and that there are contacts behind the scenes contacts even the turkish president or do go on making it clear that he is a mediating in this crisis and one where they are or another saying that the contacts between the russians and americans are continuing and there is a possibility that tensions can be eased now whether or not this can stave off military strikes it is still not clear still ahead on al jazeera.
but in protests in armenia against what opposition groups according to a pellet. power grab plus. spent too many years using technology to take advantage of people's openness to get well the confession of a former cambridge jenna's coworker how it could have affected the brics effect. from the neon lights of asia. to the city that never sleeps. hello and welcome to international weather forecast the weather across much of europe the moment is really looking rather fine now we've got exceptions we've got this area of low pressure across eastern areas and towards the far northwest across scotland we've got this frontal system but otherwise the bulk of the region is under there of high pressure so fine weather conditions and with some pretty
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peace is almost possible but it never happens not because the situation is complicated but because no one cares or if you join us on sat there are people that little choosing between buying medication eating basis is a dialogue i want to get in one more comment because this is someone who's an activist and has posted a story join the global conversation at this time on al jazeera. they are you watching al-jazeera amount of our top stories the u.s. president's nominee for secretary of state has reportedly made a secret visit to north korea's cia chief mike pompous trip comes as preparations
are being made for a summit between donald trump and north korean leader kim jong un. china is holding military drills in the taiwan strait for the first time in two years state media say it's a warning against any push for independence taiwan's defense minister is calling it cheap verbal intimidation. syria's ambassador to the u.n. says chemical weapons inspectors will end to do more on wednesday if it's safe enough he says a u.n. security team is at the site the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons will look into an apparent chemical attack earlier this month but won't assign blame. saudi arabia says it is in talks with the us about sending forces into syria president trying to said he wants to end washington's involvement in the conflict and is encouraging arab nations to commit their troops and money instead let's go ahead reports from washington d.c. for weeks u.s.
president donald trump has made it clear he's growing impatient over syria this will become another syria like very soon. he made the how a bit clearer when he announced limited u.s. strikes in syria last friday we have asked our partners to take greater responsibility for securing their home region now the wall street journal is identifying the country's trump is apparently asking to give money and soldiers as egypt cutter the united arab emirates and saudi arabia but the u.s. military won't confirm that it will leave that to individual nations to first make that announcement and if they want to then we will be able to echo that egypt qatar in the u.a.e. have not publicly commented yet but saudi arabia's foreign minister acknowledged the ongoing discussion we are in discussions with us in that have been for since the beginning of the syrian crisis about sending forces into syria. it's not clear if other countries will make similar offers but if they do they're likely to
agree only of some of the two thousand troops and american air power stays in the region that may not be something trump will be willing to do he's already put a hold on two hundred million dollars that the u.s. had pledged to spend rebuilding syria with his words and deeds sending the message that he wants out of syria and soon he believes it should be someone else's responsibility to deal with what's left. al-jazeera washington. dozens have been injured in protests and i mean what the opposition cause a power grab by a former president so has served his maximum two terms in office has now been sworn in as prime minister and has not. this isn't quite the welcoming greeting a new prime minister would be hoping for tens of thousands took to the streets on tuesday for the fifth consecutive day braving a heavy police presence to show their fury over search sophos ins appointment
armenian police made dozens of arrests using water cannons and stun guns to keep the protesters far away from disrupting the election within parliament. and not shared by lawmakers in the assembly with an overwhelming majority of seventy seven to seventeen votes the former president became the new prime minister got our children to the stage of forming the government starts now but will not last long. a change in role but not in power he oversaw a constitution shift to a new parliamentary system in two thousand and fifteen increasing the power of the prime minister role was diminishing the power of the president changes due to come into effect when his term expired last week that date had been denounced by european observers who alleged vote rigging two years on armenians reacting to those changes coming into effect. who isn't enough to go accomplished after two presidential terms surge the kissin wants to become prime minister and all that
despite the fact that his ten years of presidency have caused great harm to society poverty migration fourteen percent of the population of lift the country. protests have always clouded his time in power ten people died in clashes when he was first elected ten years ago when supporters of the defeated candidate reacted ten years on his position seems even stronger with the locker. opposition. the focus seems to be on you. but now let's assume starkey's young leaders changes his mind. parliament these don't mean a goodbye. and quotable rate because look he spoke the surge circassian was a military officer who served in the soviet army in the one nine hundred seventy s. despite armenia voting for independence from the savior union in one thousand nine hundred one his links with moscow remain strong the key issue is how is the russia
going to react to these are developments because i. mean. did you bar. analysts a dubbing his move as doing a putin opponents look no closer to being appeased. just. two more cats learned politicians have appeared before a judge in spain to be formally charged with sedition and rebellion and the former interior chiefs of the catalan regional government and the former foreign minister are the latest to appear at the supreme court trial proceedings have begun against other politicians and police chiefs for their roles in last year's a session referendum that photos declared illegal spain's constitutional court a former employee of cambridge analytical has been testifying about the company's role in the bricks of the firm is under scrutiny for harvesting personal data from millions of facebook users but in the case of told the u.k.
parliamentary committee that a major back of the leave campaign used to information for political purposes lawrence leigh reports. this is why brittany kaiser was asked to testify as a woman who had worked on the political campaigns of both barack obama and donald trump in the united states working for cambridge analytical on the trump campaign she made it clear her role was to target small groups of people harvest their personal information and attempt to change their political opinions a practice she did without compunction then but had now decided it was disgraceful the elite have spent too many years using technology to take advantage of people's openness and get well and i won't stand by any longer to observe this privileged abuse of power intentionally or unintentionally i want to help shed light in the stark places and to help people be more responsible in their actions cambridge analytical then moved in on the leave dot edu campaign during the breaks at
referendum the company she said told our own banks the millionaire backer of leave that they could do for the bricks and camp what they had done for donald trump in the end she said believe campaign haven't taken their services but in a major allegation she claims that mr banks had taken their idea and harvested lists of his own commercial customers and targeted them for political messaging a practice is illegal in britain mr banks denies the claim when i did visit and the elgin insurance and levy you had quarters which was the same building with the same staff that when a senior scientist and myself spent time with their phone bank i was told by the people using the phone bank that the individuals that they were calling were out of the insurance database it will clearly be wrong for people's personal data maybe help our insurance company to be used in a political campaign without their consent and so on the question is was consensual
forgiven and if not then if not quite that's potentially quite a serious data breach. i think should be investigated fully by. the information commissioner like a former colleague christopher wiley she painted a picture of cambridge analytical as an organization which was a moral and which was happy to destabilize any political campaign on behalf of any wealthy backers it all adds to a body of evidence being gathered by the u.k. government which is increasingly worried about how the use of data is potentially undermining basic democratic principles lawrence lee al jazeera london starbucks in the u.s. says it will give its staff what it calls racial bias education after public outcry over the race of two black men or the starbucks in philadelphia nearly one hundred seventy five thousand staff or more than eight thousand stores will get training on how to combat discrimination video released last week showed the two men being arrested while they prepared for a business meeting the store manager is accused them of trespassing starbucks
c.e.o. says he wants to meet and apologized to the men. hilary shelton from the civil rights organization and pieces other companies in the u.s. should starbucks is example. we've met with airlines and other businesses that had similar kinds of problems with how they've handled racial and ethnic minorities and african-americans very specifically so in essence we know that this form of discrimination happens in our country as a matter of fact we actually have legislation pending in our u.s. congress to address the issue of racial profiling and law enforcement that is that oftentimes and much too often our country people are poured over or otherwise detained by police because of the presumption that some crime has been committed or in some cases a crime is going to be committed simply because of the race of the person this poured over the end racial profiling the act is
a bill this been pinned in to help actually we train our law enforcement officials and how to carry out their responsibilities without this level of implicit bias as a matter of fact even our f.b.i. utilizes anti racial profiling tactics they were handed down by their executives at the time they were first passed as a matter of fact it was john ashcroft we also give great credit to eric holder one of our former attorney generals under the obama administration for actually improving our anti racial profiling policies to make sure one of the most powerful law enforcement agencies in our country the f.b.i. doesn't practice it along with all the federal law enforcement officials police encounter responsibilities the livelihoods of two million people in nigeria are under threat because of a lack of water levels in the basin have become dangerously low forcing local leaders to ration supplies part of the series i heard it just reports from.
for decades water has run through these channels to get crops. not this year the once lush green fields have been baked by the scorching sun most farmers left. but not all maurissa who's been cultivating the land here says the dam opened thirty years ago. so more government are going to we've not seen anything like this before it was so sudden some will never recover this year we didn't cultivate ten percent of what we used to because a water shortage is dug a while to get water for its crops but it's not enough. experts say although there's been an increase in rainfall in the region over the past ten years there's also been a rise in temperatures last year and up to dismount meant you did it at which what that is lost is increase and does have it will be
a population so it's no surprise then that physically that is been subjected to had it we were operational but that is not the only problem the dump has not been properly manage it that is a big lead bridge not that dumb of course we couldn't if you don't discount a problem small islands have sprung up right in the middle of the dam this reserve will hold only ten percent of its one billion cubic meters of water which some two million people depend on for their drinking water fishing and farming. the impact of the receding waters is felt seventy kilometers away or to treatment plants that purify the dams water to supply households aren't getting much of it i streams have dried up we experienced a lot of difficulty because the little or dove world was from only in tech down two hundred alex and from biota not sufficient enough to cut half of the town so this type of government. had already skewered. with the times for us
the trucks distribute water to winds in major towns but many communities are forced to rely on say sources grow new dam relies on runoff waters to feel it but sediments from sophos water build up and dredging will cost millions of dollars for now there is no pledge from the government to spend that sort of money i mean to greece al-jazeera where i knew it was a stand that shocked the world fifty years on a limp expenses thomas smith and john carlos all being celebrated for their civil rights activism that happened during the nine hundred sixty eight olympic games in mexico city the two men raised their fists in the ad to symbolize the discrimination of blacks in the u.s. the protests got them banished from the games but they are being commemorated this week on the fiftieth anniversary of that event here's some of what color suspect had to say about race relations in america today fifty years ago i stood on
a podium with two individuals tommie smith another blue white guy. by the name of peter have known. they did the same thing to him that they did to john brown in pride white wash my wife and mother history like even exist and then you look back at modern day with young mr cap and they're taking a knee he will not only want to take a needing someone in the village that took a knee and took a hand put on a shoulder shalyn support to you. it whitewashed all white football players to to show you that you should not have a moral character within your soul in your mind your spirit say i don't care about what your every background is i don't care about what your economic status are all i care about is while you doing the right thing and god is telling me to support you in the face of adversity the struggle continues now there's many of us.
look for comfort in. knowing the bomb. see you can run but you cannot hide. the top stories on al-jazeera the u.s. president's nominee for secretary of state has reportedly made a secret visit in north korea cia chief mike pompous trip comes as celebration as preparations are being made for a summit between donald trump and north korean leader kim jong un trump has confirmed washington and pyongyang are engaged in high level talks a diplomatic editor james bases more from pyongyang the u.s. doesn't have diplomatic relations with north korea there is no embassy here members of the diplomatic community have told me though they are aware that there is a channel of communication of negotiation on going between the u.s.
and north korea between the cia and the north korean intelligence service very clearly are looking at the possibility of a meeting between the supreme leader kim yong and president trump china is holding military drills in the taiwan strait for the first time in two years state media say it's a warning against any push for independence taiwan's defense ministry is calling this cheap verbal intimidation china is worried about the u.s. seeking closer ties with taiwan which it sees as a breakaway province syria's ambassador to the u.n. says chemical weapons inspectors will enter juma on wednesday if it's safe enough he says a u.n. security team is at the site the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons will look into an apparent chemical attack earlier this month but won't assign blame. and the russian military says it's fine a chemical weapons stockpile in duma that belongs to the rebels a russian state media outlet released this video describing the items as chlorine
and components for making mustard gas russia's previously published information on syria that turned out to be fake to more cattle and politicians have appeared before a judge in spain to be formally charged with additional rebellion the former interior chief of the cattle and regional government and former foreign minister are the latest to appear at the supreme court as of the headlines the news continues on al-jazeera after the stream of big stories generate thousands of headlines with different angles from different perspectives separate the spin from the facts that's why i'm done. with the listening post on al-jazeera. me ok.