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we have to end. nuclear weapons ideally in all parts of the world the u.s. president sets out a new goal as plans intensify for his summit with north korea's leader. i'm about this and this is all just a of a live from doha also coming up cuba after the castro smith well the ask on al is named as the sole candidate to become the country's next president. turkey's president calls the snap elections in june nearly eighteen months ahead of schedule plus. this stuff this new mission begins to find a planet that will support life like here on earth.
u.s. president donald trump says he hopes for a nuclear free world as planned step up for his anticipated face to face talks with north korea's leader kim jong un it follows revelations his nominee for secretary of state might bump a zero has already met kim in pyongyang speaking at a summit with japan's prime minister shinzo abby trump says a campaign of maximum pressure on north korea will continue until it to denuclearize says i will be meeting with kim jong il. in the coming weeks to discuss the nuclear ization of the korean peninsula hopefully that meeting will be a great success and we're looking forward to it would be a tremendous thing for north korea and a tremendous thing for the world so we will be doing everything possible.
to make it a worldwide success not just for the united states or south korea or north korea or japan but for the entire world. just because north korea is responding to dialogue should be no reward maximum pressure should be maintained and actual implementation and action towards denuclearize ation will be demanded this firm policy has once again been completely shared between us. that has more. as u.s. president donald trump and japanese prime minister shinzo abbay wrapped up their two days of meetings here in west palm beach florida at the mar-a lago resort of donald trump they certainly expressed considerable optimism donald trump underscoring that he believes there's a tremendous opportunity not just for the united states but the world with the upcoming meetings with the north korean leader kim jong il and saying that he
believes there is a bright path ahead that could be achieved if there is denuclearize ation not only for the united states but the world but certainly there was a headline coming out of all of this and that was that donald trump is also keeping open the possibility the meeting could not occur at all saying in fact that if the meeting is not fruitful he will leave the united states will end that meeting certainly from the on the part of the japanese prime minister he is hoping for security guarantees that he says he got from the united states but in particular that these talks piece of stanton's in other words that north korea should not be rewarded just for showing up to the talks but in fact should show considerable actions and substantial measures to abandon their nuclear program but the one disappointment coming out of all of this for japan has to be the fact that there was no exemption secured for japan when it comes to tariffs on those imports of foreign steel and aluminum
a whole host of countries granted that exemption and despite the strong friendship that donald trump says that he has with the japanese prime minister he did not grant that same exemption to japan and donald trump has also confirmed the u.s. is negotiating with north korea to release three american prisoners. the fact is that they do have three prisoners we have been talking about them we're negotiating now we are doing our very best as you know they've been there a long time and it's harsh treatment we fought very hard to get out oh dear back and when we came back he was in very. very bad condition was a very sad event we are likewise fighting very diligently to get the three american citizens back i think there's a good chance of doing it we're having very good dialogue we will keep you informed but we are in there and we are working very hard on that. a large as it is
diplomatic editor james bays joins us now on the phone from north korea's capital pyongyang james let's talk about those three prisoners first of all if donald trump administration was able to get those three prisoners released that would be a coup for him wouldn't it. it would certainly be a coup and remember the trumpet ministration judges maybe think by the domestic angle in the weight of things i've seen this would be seen in the u.s. as an important to victory early victory guessing these three u.s. citizens of korean descent two of being held in north korea. it's something and remember these are people and one of them is being in jail since twenty fifteen but this is something diplomats would call an easy deliverable which would then. create an atmosphere of stark's a more detailed process of negotiation on the need clear
a few diplomats i've talked to say they think that the north koreans may well be saving agreed three u.s. citizens for this very moment. james as i understand it in north korea the central committee of the ruling workers' party has just said that it's going to be holding a meeting i believe it's tomorrow to discuss the changing relations in and around the koreas how significant is that and the timing of it. well it's think it's worth noting for you that while you've got these fast moving news conferences and twitter statements coming out of the u.s. administration and out of mar a lago donald trump's state down there in florida the media here the state controlled media works at a very different pace they have not confirmed the visit of mike pompei the cia director nominee to be the secretary of state of the united states they've not made any comment about the comments that have come from president trump instead in much
more opaque language they're talking about this meeting which is now being called a clean jury meeting of the seven central committee of the korean workers party and the statement in the state news agency and in the state media says it's to discuss the important historic period of developing korean revolution now having this meeting and i think only going to be something that's going to rubberstamp the decisions that have always already been made by the supreme leader here in pyongyang but i think there's also another thing going on here which is trying to prepare the people of north korea for these talks which have not been mentioned they've been talking about the summit with south korea but the meeting with donald trump is something they're going to have to prepare the people here for but for decades here they've been talking about the u.s. as this imperialistic evil country now they've got to do a little bit of
a change on that james i want to ask you about the ongoing sanctions that are going on against north korea at the moment and the impact of those donald trump had mentioned during that press conference the pressure would continue he didn't specify particularly what one would assume that would be sanctions until north korea denuclearize has been done and some did say thanks to president xi of china regarding the sanctions that china put on north korea how difficult do you think it's going to be to hold these meetings in the goshi ations with those sanctions still in place. well i think the north koreans a well used to sanctions they've had sanctions for many years and the sanctions clearly have an effect here they stop north korea importing some things that it really would like but it's also worth telling you they are very successful at they doing those sanctions i've been wandering around some of the shops here you can
find goods that have been imported from neighboring countries you can find goods that have been imported from the west to they've managed to get around the sanctions western diplomats that i've spoken to when i was at the u.n. in new york am here on the korean peninsula will privately admit that the north koreans are pretty good at getting things through the sanctions also it privately what they say publicly the sanctions do have an effect on the north korean people and on the international humanitarian efforts in this country james for now thanks very much indeed i want to bring in kathy novak she's joining us from seoul to give us the regional perspective particularly from south korea kathy we've got this summit coming up between the north and the south korea's fairly soon do we know what kind of concessions the south is prepared to make in order to achieve some sort of reduction in tension with with the north. well the lines coming out of the
south korean government tend to be that the focus from their perspective will be on denuclearization and bringing peace to the korean peninsula south korea under the administration of the liberal president and has been happy to engage with north korea and have dialogue so it is pressing ahead with this summit it has announced that portions of it are going to be televised live that much is being made of that here in south korea and the fact that kim jong un the north korean leader is open to that happening almost three thousand journalists have registered to cover the summit so the south korean government for its part seems to be quite optimistic going into it but in terms of concession i think that remains to be seen in the past some of the things that have emerged from only two historic into korean some of that have happened in the past have been cultural exchanges economic exchanges for example the reunions of members of separated families this time around though
it seems that the south korean government does want to keep the focus firmly on denuclearization the question though is what does that mean to both sides the south korean the united states wants to see north korea dismantling its nuclear program and when north korea historically has talked about denuclearization it has had kaviak saying that north korea would be open to discussing it if it no longer feels threatened by the united states so how those two views come together will be interesting to watch many of south korea and older conservatives for a long time and been against any sort of easing of tensions a reporter with the north because their memories are long but given the fact that these changes are not happening is there a change in their view do you think. i think there remain conservatives here in south korea that are skeptical of north korea's intentions and their info indeed defectors who have come to south korea from north korea have expressed
a sort of a distrust in the administration of north korea and some of those views seem to be echoed by the japanese president prime minister shinzo abbay when he said that you know north korea shouldn't be rewarded as kimberly hauck i was pointing out for just showing up and those conservative views are that north korea should not be allowed to extract any concessions from south korea without giving up any in return and the fear on their part is that north korea may be just trying to buy time by appearing open to dialogue while continuing to develop its nuclear weapons program and not actually giving any concessions in terms of winding it back rob kathy novak live for us from seoul cathy thanks very much we've come down there is poised to become the new man in charge in cuba he's been nominated by the national assembly as the sole count it for president the first from outside the castro family in
nearly sixty years then piece of voted but the results will be confirmed until thursday when d.s. canal is expected to be sworn in eighty six year old roe castro will stay on as head of the communist party lucking america editor let's hear newman has more from havana. it's only a formality now before cuba's national assembly announces the votes for d.s. can nail who will be the new president replacing raul castro the first person whose name is not castro who will be leaving this country after fifty nine years he was the only candidate so clearly there is no surprise but it is a historic moment these can l. is a long time communist party cato he is regarded as loyal to the party loyal to the communist party and above all loyal to the revolution and he is not seen as a reformist as a modern man may be open minded but certainly not a person who will come to cuba to change the system on the contrary he is being
trumpeted by raul castro and the communist party and all of the state run media in fact as the man or the candidate rather of continuity the one who will remain firm and loyal to the communist party and to this one party system the cuba has had for nearly six decades despite so much pressure from around the world for it to change in a surprise move turkish president says of tayyip erdogan has announced that there will be early presidential and parliamentary elections on june the twenty fourth the vote was supposed to take place in november twenty million team constitutional changes were passed last year in a referendum allowing turkey to switch from a parliamentary system to a presidential one. manages the turkey project at chatham house it's a think tank in the u.k. he says public perception of the decision could decide the outcome of the election . this is the first time that the ruling party since assuming power in two thousand and two if it's the first time that they have gone for voluntarily and actively for
an early election usually they they they prefer they were against any are the elections as a sign of weakness so given the worsening state of the turkish economy at the government twenty with the present heir to one of the ruling party went for an organ actions i think that in all liked at least at this stage the likelihood is that the ruling party will maintain its majority in the parliament and and roger type aired on should will probably win the presidential elections however the key question is how will the voters perceive this early election will it will be perceived as a sign of weakness and a sign of panic and therefore try to hurt to the ruling party or will they rally to the to president aired the one as a known quantity in turkish politics still ahead and al jazeera going nowhere what's now delayed an investigation into the suspected chemical attack in syria plus. independence day celebrations in zimbabwe for
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in a two part scene. tells the story of canvassing old john episode two thousand feet. at this time on al-jazeera. you're watching al-jazeera my reminder of our top stories this hour u.s. president donald trump says he hopes for a nuclear free world as planned step up for talks with north korea's leader kim jong il the summit is expected by early june speaking at a media conference with japan's prime minister shinzo abi trump says he hopes it will be a success. but well day has come now has been nominated by cuba's national assembly
as the sole candidate for president the first from outside the castro family in nearly sixty years and piece of voted but the results will be confirmed until thursday when d.s. canal is expected to be sworn in. turkey will have presidential and parliamentary elections much allium on june the twenty fourth initially the vote was shadowed for november next year the polls will be held under a state of emergency it's going to be the first election since a vote to switch to a presidential system. ok let's return to our top story those talks between donald trump and kim jong un. is an international lawyer and a professor at harvard law school he says there's a risk the meeting won't go as planned because of the unpredictability of the two leaders. that is certainly a glaring handicap on the u.s. side that there is a lack of expertise but other than the lack of expertise i think that there is a lack of diversion views since we do not understand north korea objectively and
what their hot points may be we need to hear various viewpoints and i'm not too sure that we have gotten a fool view of alternatives so that we can be flexible given the predictability of. president kim and as well as president trump i think that there is a risk of going during of course but i think they have said that they are open to the idea of denuclearization however they have also said that that is contingent on their security and that means that they are looking for concessions from south korea japan and the united states in terms of pulling back our forces and i keep of forward capabilities in the area a gunman who opened fire on a u.n. team in syria forcing their withdrawal the bit assessing if it's safe enough for
investigators to examine the size of the suspected chemical attack eleven days ago the head of the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons or o.p.c. w says it's now unclear when the team will be able to enter the duma they arrived in damascus on saturday they'll determine if a chemical attack happened but they won't assign blame xina holder has more from beirut. the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons confirming what a u.n. official told us earlier and that is the u.n. security team that entered tomb on tuesday came under small arms fire the o.p.c. w. also confirming that during their visit to one of the sites an explosive device was detonated now there were no injuries but the security team left the duma and right now the o.p.c. w. does not know when they can deploy their chemical weapons inspectors to do mother sites as that alleged chemical weapons attack will be c.w. saying any deployment will have to follow
a security clearance from the united nations so really raises a lot of question about the fate of of this mission now neither the u.n. nor the o.p.c. w. blamed any particular side for that shooting incident but tomorrow is under the control of the russian military as well as the syrian government both both of them confirming a few days ago that they quote fully liberated the area from terrorists now both moscow and damascus have been accused by western powers of trying to prevent the inspectors from reaching the site and to delay and hamper their work accusations that both both moscow and damascus have denied but there really concerns about whether or not there is still hard evidence because it's been what twelve days now since that suspected chemical weapons attack will the evidence be still there some western nations even accusing russia of tampering with the evidence and another question is will the witnesses and survivors or doctors that the o.p.c. w. inspectors speak to will they be speaking freely or will they feel intimidated by
the new authority on the ground so right now we do not know if and when the o.p.c. w. inspectors will reach duma on the head of the o.p.c. w. has rejected russian claims that traces of a second nerve agent were found in salzburg in england with a former russian double agents said again scruple that his daughters were poisoned the british government has blamed russia but moscow denies involvement. what was really striking about the session today was the russian continues to provide huge amounts of discrimination to others including on this occasion a russian government official actually accusing the united kingdom of poisoning the scribbles and deducing them into a coma before they could poison them so that the a b c w could then go and investigate that is an outrageous accusation was made by a russian official in the a p c w today and those kinds of false narratives need to be stopped. qatar has signed a two and a half billion dollar deal with the us for air defense technology military
spendings at record levels during carter's ongoing gulf standoff with saudi arabia egypt the united arab emirates and behind last year it finalized arms deals worth at least twenty billion dollars thousands of demonstrators have swarmed armenia's capital for a sixth day of anti-government protest. they. just don't get it dozens of people were arrested as police tried to clear yet of on city center which had been blocked by protesters for days that have been running throughout town liam against being elected prime minister following two terms as president critics say it's a power grab honesty international is calling on senegal to allow peaceful protests ahead of thursday's planned demonstrations in the capital the human rights group says authorities must ensure security forces refrain from using excessive force against anti-government demonstrators activists and opposition parties are to
protest stringent changes to the electoral code and constitution which could block candidates from contesting in next year's presidential election the proposal sparked widespread public anger with opposition groups calling them violation of the constitution. sudan has filed a complaint against egypt to the un security council accusing it of organizing a vote in a disputed border territory sudan's foreign minister says cairo held part of its presidential vote in the triangle of territory claimed by both countries egypt's election in march so president of the sisi reelected for a second term zimbabweans have celebrated their first independence day without robert mugabe as leader the economy and upcoming elections are a big test for the new president how tassel reports from party. it's the first independence day celebrations without robert mugabe is about the former president
in charge the military forced him to resign in november. the new leader innocent i gotta lies independence flame which was first lit thirty eight years ago with the bobby gained independence from britain in one nine hundred eighty. after years of government corruption and mismanagement and demagogue his role when i go is under pressure to crippling foreign currency shortages and create jobs. and. when i go is pushing for more direct foreign investment to revive the economy some people warn that will not necessarily create jobs we need to have you know a targeted approach towards it because it's not just going to trickle down once the economy starts growing it must already be factored in to everything that happens in
the country and of course then it's not only government's responsibility for job creation you've got to bring in the private sector you've got to bring in the workers. and now the challenge when it goes administration is organizing three day and credible elections later this year the main opposition leader nelson chamisa attended the independence elaborations when mugabe was in charge opposition parties boycotted the event in protest some political analysts say this is a positive development the election would test the country's electoral system after complaints of rigging in previous years if the polls are credible subunits national committee said they'll consider him besting in zimbabwe again the president's more immediate concern is managing people's expectations and frustrations teachers are threatening to strike if they pay and working conditions don't improve civil servants say they may do the same nesses in public hospitals have been striking for days when a guy goes response was to file all the nurses who refused to report for duty
a move that puts more. people out of work in a country with one of the high school employment rates in the world how to make. the search for early in the world has taken another big step with a lot of nice as latest satellites the transiting exoplanet survey satellite or tess is the agency's most ambitious attempt in the search for world's like iraq and the galaxy has the details. lift off the space x. falcon nine carrying tess this isn't the first mission to search for new worlds but it may be nasa is most revealing for the next two years that test last light will take over from the kepler space telescope in search of alien planets whilst in orbit this new telescope will observe two hundred thousand of the brightest stars in the sky mission scientists say could discover twenty thousand new worlds now tess is going to dramatically increase the number of planets that we have to study
. it's going to more than double the number that have been seen and detected by by kepler and moreover the planets that we're going to find will will span a much greater range of host star types then was the case for kelper when the kepler space telescope launched in two thousand and nine it transformed our understanding of planets beyond our own solar system based on its observations astronomers now believe the milky way is home to at least two billion potentially habitable planets kepler only observed a fraction of the sky tess is able to see far more the exoplanet community is a very enthusiastic vibrant community and there are a lot of people very eager to get their hands on the data and start doing some great science with it and i think you know i think that over the coming years we're going to see an enormous number of brilliant scientific results coming out of test
data from across the entire community and really. for the next sixty days mission scientists will be running tests an ironing out bugs as the satellite begins its orbit the first batches of data won't be released for months but if life is out there test maybe the project that finds it and al-jazeera. this is all just here at these other top stories mirrors president donald trump says he hopes for a nuclear free world has plans to step up for a meeting between him and north korea's leader kim jong un a summit expected by early june speaking at a media conference with japan's prime minister shinzo abi trump says he hopes it will be a success but i will be meeting with kim jong un in the coming weeks to discuss the d.d. nuclear ization of the korean peninsula hopefully that meeting will be
a great success and we're looking forward to it would be a tremendous thing for north korea and a tremendous thing for the world so we will be doing everything possible to make it a worldwide success not just for the united states or south korea or north korea or japan but for the entire world where gold is kind of has been nominated by cuba's national assembly as the sole candidate for president the first from outside the castro family in nearly sixty years then things are voted but the results won't be confirmed until thursday and this canal is expected to be sworn in eighty six year old raul castro will stay on as head of the communist party turkey will have presidential and parliamentary elections much earlier on june the twenty fourth initially the vote was jailed for november next year the polls will be held under a state of emergency. gunmen have opened fire on a u.n.
team in duma in syria forcing their withdrawal they were assessing if it's safe enough for investigators to examine the site of a suspected chemical attack eleven days ago the head of the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons says it's now unclear when the team will be able to and to do money qatar has signed a two and a half billion dollar deal with the u.s. for air defense technology military spending is at record levels during kottaras ongoing gulf standoff with saudi arabia egypt the u.a.e. and back rain those are the headlines the news continues here on all of his era after inside story button.