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al-jazeera. where ever you are. if you were in beijing looking out the pacific ocean you'd see american warships. was there somehow time is aiming to replace america and going to run the world well the chinese are not that stupid these guys want to dominate a huge chunk of the planet this sounds like a preparation for our first president george washington said if you want peace prepare for war the coming war on china part one on a josie. the e.u. praises both korea's announcement that it will halt its nuclear program as asian
countries so welcome the move with caution. hello and welcome to al-jazeera live from my headquarters in doha with me and as the from on i'm also ahead syrian rebel fighters and their family style evacuated from the town of qana moon officer rendering their weapons. palestinians again demanded international investigation after more protest as a killed by israeli fire along the gaza border and south africa's president attempts to play peacemaker in a northern city had five violence. here and the u.k. according to north korea's move to stock all nuclear and missile tests a positive step forward the announcement comes ahead of planned summits what's.
korea and the united states but some world leaders remain skeptical kathy novak reports from south korea's capital. north korea regularly tested increasingly threatening ballistic missiles last year including weapons that could have the range to hit the united states in september it conducted its most powerful nuclear bomb test now north korea says those tests are over so it should ship picture we will discontinue nuclear testing an intercontinental ballistic rocket test firing from april twenty fifth. the north a new kotecki of the d.p. r. k. one also be dismantled to transparently the discontinuance opinion. it's welcome news for the us president who's planning to meet north korea's leader kim jong un within weeks donald trump tweeted north korea has agreed to suspend all nuclear tests and close up a major test site this is very good news for north korea and the world big progress
look forward to our summit state media says kim jong un made the announcement as he chaired a meeting of the workers' party central committee a gathering to rubber stamp the supreme leader's decisions it was at a similar meeting five years ago that kim unveiled his signature policy to prioritize the development of nuclear weapons and the economy the message from the leader now is that weapons program development is complete and the focus will shift to the economy currently under pressure from a u.s. led sanctions campaign. would you call kim jong un care a fight that now that the case position as a wall of level politico ideological and military power has been successfully established it is the strategic line of the workers' party to concentrate all efforts of the whole party and country on the socialist economic construction kim is apparently seeking to cement his position on the world stage following his
meeting in beijing last month with china's president xi jinping talks with cia director mike pompei o in pyongyang and ahead of a historic summit with south korea's president monday and on friday south korea welcome to the announcement calling north korea's decision meaningful progress for the denuclearization of the korean peninsula the president's office said it will contribute to creating a positive environment for the success of the upcoming intercourse rian and u.s. north korea summits. china has also welcomed the announcement while japan's prime minister was more cautious. never thought of north korea's announcement is forward motion that i'd like to welcome but what's important is that this motion leads to a complete verifiable and irreversible dismantlement of north korea's nuclear and missile programs north korea's promise to stop weapons testing didn't go that far it cleage to never use nuclear weapons unless there are nuclear threats and you
clear provocations against it cathy know that al-jazeera seoul. well north korea has had a history of not keeping its promises when it comes to denuclearize ation in two thousand and seven north korea agreed to shut its main nuclear reactor in return for relief aid pyongyang signed an agreement to dismantle its nuclear weapons facilities but it missed the deadline in two thousand and eight the government demolished a cooling tower some of its commitment to ending its nuclear program but two months later it refused to allow international observers to visit suspected nuclear facilities while the us agreed to send food aid in two thousand and twelve after pyongyang said that it would freeze the launching of long range missiles but that agreement ended when the rockets were launched an early two thousand and thirteen stephen naggy is an associate professor of politics and international studies that international christian university and he says the announcement does not mention what north korea will do with current or finished nuclear weaponry. i think it's
important for us to consider what north why north korea's threat is that just i.c.b.m.'s opposite just nuclear tipped missiles no they have a track record of using biological chemical weapons not only on its own people but overseas they have range and mid range missiles as well as some green can keep abilities that have a track record of launching the missiles into the sea of japan and over japan so these are significant. issues that need to be dealt with or not is that the nuclear out of the north of it near the horizon. nor to put it in neighbors and their mom or head or permanent going to require a significant change in the ideological connections and war but importantly to anything it's mere rough economy to one that's more normal economy that isn't so reliant on on the military and he did read that statement that was released earlier this morning it spoke about stopping nuclear testing dismantling nuclear sites but
he didn't talk about relinquishing its current systems what's been developed so far and it didn't talk about verification any kind of the case in terms of denuclearize edition about missiles and nuclear capabilities are going to be very intrusive and that intrusiveness is going to confront of the regime in the north. now iran's president says the country's atomic energy body is ready with expected and unexpected actions if the u.s. pulls out of the nuclear pact haasan rouhani made the comments on state television but did not elaborate on what they mean u.s. president donald trump has hinted about leave the pact next month european politicians have been lobbying the u.s. not to abandon the deal iran's on the multinational agreement in two thousand and fifteen to curb its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions being lifted. that they want to other news now and fighters in the rebel held area near syria's capital have agreed to lay down their weapons and leave as part of an evacuation
deal brokered by russia syrian state t.v. is showing buses with fighters and their families live in color moon about forty kilometers from damascus and traveling to northern syria more than a hundred thousand people live in the mountainous region half of them are internally displaced and have been under siege for years syrian president bashar al asad backed by russia and iran is seeking to recover control of the last few rebel on claves near the capital. and syrian rebels have reportedly agreed to withdraw from their last stronghold near the capital letters in the south of damascus and includes the palestinian refugee camp you can see the area was divided between syrian rebels and green and ice with fighters and black but the government says rebels have handed over control. the army says it will continue to bombard the area until a full surrender deal isn't reached and it now means that president is in his strongest position since the early stages of the seven year war this is despite the first
quarter nato the u.s. version french air strikes in the war. or the strikes were to punish the government for a suspected gas attack that they say killed dozens of people during involves to capture . meanwhile the u.n. special envoy to syria is conducting a series of meetings in the middle east and russia that he hopes will jump start the peace process roy chalons reports. following last week's anger over syria moscow seems in a restrains mood in an interview with the russian state information agency foreign minister sergey lavrov suggested last week's u.s. air strikes had been within limits acceptable for russia. they were informed about where our red lines are including geographical red lines on the ground in any case the results show they have not crossed these red lines. and he said neither side's generals would be drawn into open conflict in syria. i'm
sure that neither president putin nor president trump will allow this to happen they are after all leaders who have been elected by the people and they are responsible to these people for peace and calm. diplomatically russia can afford to attempt a pause in hostilities with the us is on the ground much is going its allies way. following the fall of eastern ghouta to syrian government forces damascus is moving against the remaining besieged enclaves of rebel activity one by one their fall in . the un's envoy to syria who is in saudi arabia and turkey earlier in the week has now come to moscow next will be iran de mistura is assessing whether the foreign powers involved in syria's war are ready to restart the un facilitated political process he acknowledged that recent days have been rough we had
a very dangerous and very difficult and very tense week and. it priority for the u.n. ship that dated for the sick to general and therefore coming here and doing this. in various capitals and very much in moscow is that player. did temperature so hundred mr a maybe doing the different grounds with the intention of getting the geneva peace process back on track but there are those who question just how much life there is actually left in this particular u.n. sponsored format people like analyst dimitri from of ski he thinks de mistura is rights to still be pushing for dialogue but feels that the scramble for syrian territory by russia turkey iran and the u.s. has changed the game besides realize that them. the most decisive argument the last one less real forces and troops on the ground. and with
a feeling that perhaps a total defeat of the rebellion is within his reach there's no obvious reason for syria's president to return to the negotiating table right now. al-jazeera moscow. palestine's ambassador to the united nations is calling for an independent investigation into israel's use of force against protesters for palestinians including a full. they knew all boys were killed by israeli gunfire and another day of demonstrations on gaza's border on friday at least thirty nine people have now been killed in four weeks of protests as palestinians call for the right to return to their ancestral lands from gaza bernard smith reports. they've become a feature of the weekly palestinian confrontations with israel's military this friday the wind was with the protesters as clouds of smoke from burning tires drifted over israeli positions. but it's not enough to stop israel
snipers and volleys of tear gas. others who you might think would be put off after previous experiences have instead come back from. it i don't care about the injury even if i lose my legs this will not stop me coming back what happened here what people often reminded them about talk cause we've come here to get our right of return on a lot of states. but. us. in this with giving something another day. i'm here to show my enthusiasm and to inspire the young guys to continue their struggle. was he does every week hamas is leading gaza yassin was visited the protests a prime target for israeli snipers he'd have been easily spotted by the drones above but was protected by the crowds be love. this friday the converse moved three
hundred meters closer to israel the ambition is that when these protests climax on may the fifteenth these towns will be on the border between gaza and israel but after four weeks no demonstrations there's been nothing in the way of concessions from the israelis that would improve the daily life of palestinians living in the balance of. burnouts with al-jazeera garza. still ahead on the bulletin cubans contemplation a new era with a president who isn't named castro and neither can a cyclist betting to become the first african bided to tackle an extreme waves across siberia.
hello do you think the record high temperature in two carries april or give you a second to think about it at the moment is a frontal system a long way from japan bringing rain to the korean peninsula to the north east of china's beijing's data sixteen as a result of that and that's quite deep green but the sun's out further east the record for tokyo is twenty nine so we're forecasting record high temperatures in tokyo on sunday which won't last it will cool down a bit as the cloud increases in the wind direction shows an onshore breeze from monday twenty two that rains come across the yellow sea to the korean peninsula it's rather a wet looking day monday for so young. for the sas the spring rains are showing themselves out back over the young sea valley so from shanghai back to do anywhere they like to get some pretty big downpours the breeze a fairly steady and he would one coming up from south hong kong thirty will be a humid city that's the wind direction so that's where most of the motion is going which coincidentally means that the landmass is southeast asian in the charter if you like it's lost the fine there are
a few showers that develop there drifting towards the coast of vietnam as you can see but mostly we're talking about a good scattering through malaysia and interesting more especially in these sort of ways he's getting what again was a good scouting elsewhere for example singapore. every dude is being. measured to support those and say it's all. to do. or politically embarrassing all of the colleagues that i knew chose to retire from the n.s.a. we could not stand by and see all the work that they had done being. digital dissidents at this time on al-jazeera.
to have you with us on al-jazeera these are all top stories north korea says it's stopping all nuclear bomb and missile tests to pursue peace and economic growth instead the e.u. and the u.k. according to move a positive step forward the announcement comes ahead of planned summits with south korea and the united states. capitol to leave the evacuation due in russia syrian state t.v. show and buses with their families leaving column on about forty can from damascus and traveling to northern syria palestine the united nations is calling for an independent investigation into the use of force on protesters for palestinians including a fifteen year old boy killed by israeli gunfire and another day of demonstrations
on gaza's border on friday. now the family of a palestinian engineer living in malaysia says he's being assassinated by the israeli intelligence agency mossad palestinian media reporting that. was ambushed after he left a mosque in. kuala lumpur he was shot at close range by two motorcyclists who then fled amasses confirm that albatross was a party member. of the russia's news agency is reporting that police in madagascar's capital have fired tear gas at hundreds of demonstrators protests which were planned this weekend against new election laws were earlier declared illegal by the government. south africa's new president is calling for calm in northwest province after two days of riots and looting as catherine sawyer reports from the city of miami king demonstrators are demanding the resignation of the region's leader. residents of my he can't in the northwest province
wait for the outcome of a meeting between president cyril ramaphosa and the provincial leadership. people in several parts of the region have been protesting for days now they say they want better houses jobs and an end to corruption they're demanding the provincial leaders supermom appeal who their queues are failing to do his job and listening corruption to step down the president catches his trip to the u.k. where he was attending a commonwealth heads of state meeting to deal with the situation having listened to all the imports we have decided that we would like to engage further with a number of other people particularly members of the community. not only in market but also in the northwest what i can assure you. even
if all of the money i look going to summon the. streets are deserted but evidence of the violent protests is everywhere. so this is one of the areas where protesters had blocked the roads using running tires and anything else they could find police have been trying to clear this road we've also seen shops that have been broken into and looted the situation here is still very tense this petrol station is in one of the hot spots a group of young people is say to have done this many shop owners are devastated. i don't know how to start over i used all my money to stock the shop to get tells us others whose businesses were destroyed comped at the heritage house where the leadership was meeting they tell us what happened to their shops had nothing to do with genuine demonstrations nor do they want to go problem but they're not involving them and we're not just doing anything you're just doing business.
residents of this region continue to wait for answers but these are difficult issues that may not be fully resolved fairly soon catherine. my can south africa. around forty thousand armenians have rallied in the capital yet amman against the country's new prime minister the demonstrations began eight days ago when parliament moved to appoint former president saad theon as prime minister and had voted for his two thousand and eight and only step down as president this month term limits prevented him running again bought a two thousand and fifteen referendum shifted executive powers to the prime minister's office. huber's a new leader is vowing to defend a socialist revolution while modernizing the economy but many in doubt they'll be any significant improvement under the presidency of raul castro's hand-picked successor. a latin america editor lucien newman reports from havana.
getting their daily bread cuban style with your ration card in hand one roll per day per person at a minute state subsidized price a system that dates back to the soviet union. in recent years the government has been forced to cut back on ration card items but there's still rice beans sugar salt and occasionally meet aid with cuba's national currency that. if we didn't have this option those on a worker's wages could not afford to buy almost anything. you can also use pesos to buy fruits and vegetables. but for almost everything else from shampoo to shoes you need ac you see the cuban government's version of hard currency on an average monthly wage you can purchase thirty c. you see not enough to fill a car with petrol cuba's dual currency is a monetary abnormality that stunting economic. growth and scaring off investment.
and like the ration card doing away with it is a must if cuba's new president. is going to make good on his promise to update cuban communism but is the government hasn't already done it because merging these two currencies into one is much more common than it sounds in a country where the state is supposed to always provide it's going to make life much more difficult for cubans who are already struggling. eliminating the dual currency system will devalue the pace or but it's a necessary change concedes medium leyva a longtime opponent of the cuban government. in fact after watching thursday's presidential handover of power from broadcast rule to discuss the only changes she expects are on the economic front. on the emotional level i don't feel any change i hope i'll feel it some day when our society really opens up and i have the right to
participate in no matter my opinions. the transition to a post castro era does not contemplate political change but reforming the state run economy to make it more rational and effective could be almost as revolutionary to see in human how than. of these five people have been killed and dozens injured during days of anti-government demonstrations across nicaragua protest as a new reforms to social security that include cuts to pensions john heilemann reports. antigovernment protests simic and i were are unusual but they're happening now. it started when pensions were cut by five percent of employees social security contributions will raise slightly but i am here because i'm indignant and indignant at my grandparents are going to receive five percent or less of the. pension after having called for forty five years that is not money
that are being limited there is money that they already so they bother me. and it could not remain sitting any longer. several people have been killed many others injured in running battles between protesters and police street barricades have been thrown and students have occupied at least one university the government sought to restrict coverage of the protests cutting the signal of at least three channels which was showing the independent media say that's a clear violation of the freedom of the press in. these are acts of repression and unexplainable censorship by the government the government has been very secretive in releasing information to the public but this censorship is at a new level the vice president and first lady. has described protesters is trying to destroy the country her husband long term president danielle ortega has been accused of an increasingly authoritarian and undemocratic room. now many
nicaraguans are making their voices heard and the protests are expected to continue john homan out zero to the u.s. now where the democratic party is sewing president donald trump's campaign and russia for alleged collusion in the two thousand and sixteen presidential election they accused russia of contacting trump's advisers and informing them of a father attack that leaked damaging information about his democratic rival hillary clinton and also it also involves wiki leaks and its founder julian assange. culhane has the latest from washington d.c. . it's an unusual move but not an unprecedented one democrats have sued over the watergate break in and they did get some money on the day that richard nixon left office in disgrace now the lawsuit is against russia russia's intelligence service and some russian citizens it is difficult to sue a sovereign nation in the united states but it is possible difficult but possible it also sues wiki leaks and its founder julian assange and it really targets people
very close to the president president donald trump not named in this lawsuit because it's really hard to sue a sitting president but his campaign is named along with his son don jr son in law jerry cushion or his former campaign chairman paul mann afford his advisor roger stone and former campaign aides george papadopoulos and richard gates now the complaint alleges that the trump campaign colluded with russia to steal and publish e-mails from the democratic campaign workers in an attempt to help trump win the presidency much of what is in this lawsuit was already known but there are a couple of things that we didn't know for example it says it alleges that in late twenty fifteen that far back that european intelligence services said that they were witnessing some suspicious communications between russian operatives and members of the trump campaign that they notified the u.s. about that again at late two thousand and fifteen it also goes on to say that the hack was earlier than we previously thought that it happened again in twenty fifteen and it wasn't just the computer system it was the phone system that was
compromised so some new details in this lawsuit this could be seen as a dangerous move if people perceive that it is in any way going to interfere with special counsel robert mueller who is investigating potential collusion between. the term campaign and russia but it also could serve the purpose of putting just another venue to get the information out there there's growing concern that the special counsel will be tampered with or could possibly be let go if this lawsuit is allowed to proceed this basically puts before court before jury all on the record exactly what happened in the twenty sixteen campaign and it also serves as putting even more pressure on people in trump's orbit they're already facing pretty high legal bills and legal issues and this will only add to that. now a kenyan cyclist is a me to make history later this year as the first african to compete in the trance iberian cycle race at an extreme ninth often kilometer event from moscow to
vladivostok training in the town of not arkansas west kenya and the story is already one of achievement and survival on this moron will go training for the world's toughest and most extreme bicycle race the transceiver an extreme. on the fourth or fifth inning for the boston globe to qualify for the event. i'm going through a lot i can just define myself there's always been a survivor. at the age of like. several days ago the band then again my dad when i was of several minds made out of that are watching the kind he drove on me and then here came me being shot as i was trying to help my dad i was shot four times the fourth time the shot me at the chest and then the second time they showed me their shoulder two more bullets were lodged in my chest i'm lucky that they didn't hit my my spinal cord you know even getting to an extent of being taken to the mortuary before believing that i was dead and i ever came of that that
means i'm a survivor and there was a reason is special purpose why i thought that i have helped the less privileged because it's minus one's ability to relate that some of them have to be changed and they believe if they go to bed at night having not changed the level of boston or inspired somebody positively then of what's good might be so if i don't help them even i don't inspire people then i'm nothing i can connect and be proud that i'm successful i can be successful at all. i'm putting myself through this how i want to conform to myself that i'm not surviving on that we know. i'm a hero this is my dad told me when he was just about to die and. i believe. i have to prove it.
again on the problem in the headlines on al-jazeera north korea says it's stopping all nuclear bomb and missile tests to pursue peace and economic growth instead the e.u. and the u.k. are calling the move a positive step forward the announcement comes ahead of planned summits with south korea and the united states. we will discontinue nuclear testing and intercontinental ballistic rocket test firings from april twenty first the northern nuclear test of the d.p. r. k. will also be dismantled to transparently guarantee the discontinuance of nuclear testing that this continuance of the nuclear test is an important process for the world wide disarmament and the joint international desire and efforts for total halt to nuclear testing. will never use nuclear weapons nor transfer them or nuclear technology under any circumstances unless there is a nuclear threat against. iran's president says the country's atomic energy body
is ready with expected and unexpected actions if the us pulls out of the nuclear pact hasan rouhani made the comments on state television but didn't elaborate on what they may mean u.s. president donald trump has hinted about leaving the pact next month. fighters in a rebel held area near syria's capital a living under an evacuation deal brokered by russia syrian state t.v. showing buses with fighters and their families live in ca to mourn and travel into northern syria. police and madagascar's capital have reportedly fired tear gas at hundreds of demonstrators protest we fired tear gas at hundreds of demonstrators protests which were planned this weekend against two election laws were earlier declared illegal by the government. palestine's ambassador to the united nations is calling for an independent investigation into israel's use of force on protesters
four palestinians including a fifteen year old boy were killed by israeli gunfire and another day of demonstrations on gaza's border on friday they have been funerals for the latest casualties at least thirty nine people have now died in four weeks of protests as palestinians to return to ancestral lands as the headlines on al-jazeera but do stay with us and side story is coming up next thank you for watching.