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and for you. the historic singapore solid between two countries that could become three discussions of a meeting with the us north and south korea underway. and sam is a down this is al jazeera live from dollhouse so coming up a staunch critic of the fog peace deal gets the most votes in the first round of colombia's presidential election. straightly in an english cricket boards deny any involvement in match fixing after an al-jazeera exposé plus. he says in a flower stop i am story more allegations of bad behavior by the family that
controls korean air. now there are positive signs the summit between u.s. president donald trump a north korean leader kim jong un may still go ahead u.s. delegation is in north korea while a team from the north has been spotted in china on its way to singapore and that's where the meeting was due to take place on june the twelfth before trump canceled it last week but he's since expressed enthusiasm for the talks this let's speak now to andrew thomas although not officially announced is the working assumption now that june the twelfth is officially back on. well what a difference a fanatic weekend can make it was on friday that we learned here in korea that the summits was off here we are just three days later monday and it certainly feels
like it's back on this was donald trump overnight from sunday into monday korean time he said i know i did state steamers arrived in north korea to make arrangements for the summit between kim jong un and myself and then he goes on i truly believe north korea has brilliant potential and will be a great economic and financial nation one day kim jong un agrees with me on this it will happen and he might as well be talking about the summit it will happen as much as north korea becoming a great nation because the preparations feel like they're going full steam ahead now donald trump and the state department have confirmed that a senior u.s. delegation is in north korea right now in panmunjom right on the border just on the northern side of the d.m.z. with south korea they're actually in the same building that kim jong un and president moon met on saturday and that delegation is led by a man called song kim now he is currently the u.s. ambassador to the philippines but he has been ambassador here he also worked for president obama as the lead delegate on the then six nation talks that went on to
try and achieve denuclearization back in the war was the in the late two thousands so he is very very experienced in this area and he's meeting among others with north korea's deputy foreign minister a lady called chase song he now she was the one who called mike pence a dummy last week and set off the chain of events which led at that stage to the cancellation of the summit so she's very involved in these talks she's fluent in english she knows the issues absolutely backwards and those two senior people are meeting right now in north korea we also know that a team is probably arriving about now in singapore from washington there were the just occulting they were talking about what's on the agenda so much as protocol security those sorts of things they are if not in singapore very close to arriving in singapore. and then we hear a c.u. north korean official seen in beijing on his way from pyongyang to singapore to the north koreans are on their way it looks like it's full steam ahead a lot of moving parts has thank andrew thomas for now and let's go over to see one
coup is the managing editor of korea exposé that's a news magazine joins us now live from seoul and looking at all the moving parts that are happening here do you see that this is going to turn into a trilateral meeting well so i mean we're seeing a lot of reports coming out here in the last media suggesting that the blue houses are preparing for their possibility and president losing seems are perhaps even enthusiastic that he might even be flying to singapore i think especially after the kind of performance moment when over the weekend having this prize second summit begin jungleland and being critically sell getting this peace or dialogue process people do think it wouldn't be ultimately if you were to actually join these two leaders of the countries how crucial is south korea's role not only the talks taking place but their success would you say. well what was really interesting to
see coming out in this statement moon gave to the press sunday morning about the sun that you haven't really given gentlemen was that he actually emphasized just hamas mistrust of korea has the united states especially when it comes to the guarantee of age and security so it is seems that south korea's rule to l.a. these concerns to the united states and to an extent seems to be relying on south korea to be its partner and to would be to an extent of guarantor of the terms that would be agreed on in any kind of negotiation between washington and you know we've seen the u.s. pull out of an international view i.e. the iran nuclear deal sort of guarantees can solve give to what donald trump might do so that's a great question especially after the collapse of the iran deal or at least with
the role of the united states many people believe that this has certainly intensified the conic concern of korea has about to what extent it can trust united states to keep its war it's about lifting sanctions and also guaranteeing regional security and that is probably why we are seeing a lot of activities going on with big arc to collaboration between north korea and china just recently there was a high ranking of korean diplomat being spotted in beijing with that many people to believe that there might you know at the summit in beijing but also it's clear that north korea is relying on south korea to to be a kind of communicator because of the kind of breakdown in communication we have seen between whiles korea and the united states especially we're going to kill or kinds of statements that can be construed as hostile by either side so one cobe good to go felt on that. let's shift gears to another house when rebels near the
southern syrian province of that are preparing for a possible offensive by government forces the area is mostly controlled by opposition groups the u.s. is warning of a strong response if government forces attack international and regional powers are holding talks to try and avoid a wider conflict. i was on the hold of joins us now live from beirut so as i mentioned strong warning from the u.s. what's happening in the southern corner of syria that's attracting so much attention. well yes i mean the rebels there they're coordinating efforts not just in not just those but in the neighboring province of they have merged and united under one command they're bracing for the possibility of a government offensive now the pro-government media in the past week really they've been beating the drums of war syrian government helicopters the dropping leaflets on rebel controlled areas telling the rebels that they must lay down their arms
they've also posted video of troops heading to the front lines in pro-government media saying that that offensive is the eminence really but is different from other areas because international and regional players are involved not just the united states you did mention the state department warning of appropriate measures within say what those measures will be but appropriate measures to keep the cease fire in place there is a cease fire in there are guaranteed by jordan the united states and russia but jordan and israel other players here as well because the. border jordan they border israel and both those countries have their own interests jordan for example does not want to see an escalation because that would create a refugee crisis would jordan wants to see is the government so recapturing the border crossing to allow trade to resume it has there hasn't been any trade since two thousand and fifteen and what israel wants is for iran and its backed militias
not to reach its border and what we understand in recent days that the iranian backed militias have been pulling back which really is a sign that there could be some sort of progress in these behind the negotiations to reach an arrangement to prevent an all out of government offensive and for each side to maintain their strategic interests interesting while the government's been declaring victory in the bad. it's countryside how much of a threat remains. well yes over the past two weeks the government declaring victory that they've cleared the rebel areas in damascus around damascus in the mountains but there was a very big attack over the weekend i still still a force to be reckoned with i so still a threat this is in the east of the country as i saw it has lost a lot of ground over the years but they still control these pockets of territories close to the border with iraq there was a major offensive against the government forces russian soldiers were killed the russian defense ministry saying four russian soldiers were killed activists on the ground saying that nine russians were killed but not all of them soldiers which is
an indication that some should be could be private contractors so i suppose still posing a threat to the government so in the whole of the. a critic of the colombian government's two thousand and sixteen peace deal with fog rebels has won the most votes in the first round of the presidential election even duke will face his nearest challenger will stop a pair throw in a runoff vote in three weeks petro supports the peace process all latin america to see new and reports from bogota. conservative candidates event came in a head in the first round with thirty nine percent of the votes supported by colombians who want to modify a historic peace accord the start troubles which many see as a reward for terrorists or just going because i am sure hope supersedes closs hatred. that he'll be facing his political end to sis former
bogota mayor gustava who in his use was a left wing urban guerrilla and follow him up from school and this is what we're going to talk about at the ballot boxes in fifteen days it's a return to violence or it's building an era of peace now. picture supporters believe he can deliver on the promise of health education and social justice for millions of disenfranchised colombians in what is one of the world's most socially an equal countries. that if you help the old the mothers like me who needed help i always had his support when he was mayor i trust and believe in hand. in order to. meet this goal of the law which is that we have not got all kinds of opponents growing he'll turn colombia into a new than israela or cuba he is deeply distrusted by the political and economic a stablish meant. but do get to raise his concerns among moderates in regard to
women or do they get i have no doubt that if he wins he'll extradite the fark leaders and the peace process the same thing that happened in the middle east after agreements were violated will happen here. what's clear is that colombians will be going to the polls again choose between two radically different options for their future better. looking to see in human i just see that what that. johnson is a senior analyst for the international crisis group an independent conflict resolution organization he says tampering with the fog peace agreement may discourage other rebel groups from the solving of the island specifically extreme or to be a very close eye on this whole process not only on the elections but on the implementation of our agreement in general so any failings or any changes or any sort of intentional. lack of will to implement peace in or attentional attempt to
change it would actually send a signal to the element of the colombian government not very trustworthy negotiating or there's a chance without a doubt if we get a president they can stop at the door someone who least is willing to say that they won't change the peace here and i think those divisions will end up actually getting in these groups will come together a bit more because there's someone who may feel they can trust but as i still think violence is not completely off the table in colombia's future unfortunately right now we have various foreign dissident groups operating in different parts of the country that you know but and because the peace negotiation simply is not as sure and bear has made little progress in the time that it's been taking place is still operate being militarily and so are different drug trafficking organizations throughout the country. also ahead on al-jazeera over the new attempt to bring libya's political rivals together and restore peace. plus a real life by the man immigrants in france is braced for an extraordinary act of
bravery. hello there we've had hundreds of thousands of lightning strikes every year of have in the last day or so and the vast majority of those have been in the west as well as lots of thunder and lightning we've also seen very large hail some very damaging winds and a lot of heavy rain as well these thunderstorms are going to continue rattling their way through as we head through monday and into tuesday again some of them are likely to be very very heavy towards the east it's generally a lot quieter weather wise here quite warm as well we're looking at a maximum of twenty seven in warsaw but it's not going to be completely dry this little streak of clouds here could give us some rather lively thunderstorms as well for the other side of the mediterranean it is quieter here thirty four degrees not
too bad there in cairo but towards the west of what more cloud head that's all linked to what's going on a year or so some heavy thunderstorms here too for about there we should be dry in our maximum temperature getting to around twenty degrees and no major changes for us as we head through the next day i'll say for the central belt of africa plenty of showers here as you would expect many of them from ethiopia all the way across towards the west and i think some of the heaviest ones are likely to be ivan parts of nigeria and down through cameroon i think that's where some of the showers will band together and give some periods of more prolonged.
i'm back here watching out zero time to recap the headlines there are positive signs the summit between the u.s. president and the north korean leader may still go ahead and u.s. delegation is in north korea one team from the north is in china on its way to sing that's where the meeting was due to take place on june the twelfth before the tomcats. rebels near the southern syrian province of that are preparing for
a possible offensive by government forces the area is mostly controlled by a position groups the u.s. is warning of a strong response if government forces do it. colombia is set for a runoff vote to elect a new president after sunday's election produced no clear winner conservatives evander kerry who is a critic of the fog peace deal got thirty nine percent of the vote he will face left wing challenger the start of petro in three weeks. is trailing in english cricket boards of denied their cricketers were involved in a match fixing syndicate and i just the investigation exposed a match fixing from an organized crime ring that claims to have bribed international cricketers to under perform it correctly predicted what players in two test matches played in india would do us a certain point in the game david harrison has our exclusive report.
al-jazeera went on the cover posing as wealthy investors to investigate corruption in cricket. that is how serious we are. an e m a now is a match fixer from mumbai he told us we could make huge sums of money from betting on his information. both the allegedly fixed matches were played in india and involved in england and australia the governing body for world cricket the international cricket council said it was taking off findings very seriously and has launched an investigation into an intelligence sources confirm that menow works for a powerful criminal organization called the de company. it controls most of india's huge illegal betting market said to be worth sixty billion dollars a year from now told us players have been paid to underperform at certain points during the two matches and only two minutes you will now.
have he says the fixes all settings were arranged for india versus england in two thousand and sixteen and for india australia last year was the death. set in the years after. letting them be setting or get the food or i'm a little bit upset in his predictions were accurate in both matches our investigation also exposed three former international cricket players who were prepared to take money to fix matches one of them is has son reza the former pakistan star he agreed to play in the tournament set up soley for match fixing are you interested person would you play. to sri lanka players given their color to go and de lara locker or t.v. would also play in the band that's that's not the fake tournament was planned by dubai based gourab raj kumar plumbing problem that was totally like puppets exactly
yes you were just going to do to control. now what do you say to the millions of people who watch cricket innocently believing expect competition they spend good money watching cricket and you are actually corrupting the game in iraq thank you but now and all three players declined to comment raj kumar said al-jazeera had invited him to act in a movie for public entertainment only david harrison al-jazeera london and you can watch our exclusive investigation into cricket match fixing on monday at twelve g.m.t. france is hosting a meeting on tuesday between political rivals and live with a try and end seven years of conflict the emphasis will be on committing to hold to holding rather un backed presidential and parliamentary elections by the end of this year and will be efforts to unify the army and adopt
a newly draft constitution mahmud up the wire reports from tripoli it's been more than two years since libya's u n baghdad political agreement was signed in rocor but it has not yet been implemented france is now launching another initiative to bring the libyan rebels together this time the speaker of the department aguilar sila and the head of the high street council missionary are invited alongside the u n backed prime minister of ice and that any gay general sorry for have to. but analysts say the meeting will not lead to credible solutions they cannot deliver the state council come up deliver the h o r we've seen over the past four years did not deliver anything and saraj with all this money and no body to to question him failed to do anything over the past two years libya has had two competing bases of
power since two thousand and fourteen one in the capital tripoli supported by the united nations and the other in the eastern city of unplayed are supported by the two broad based the parliament in july last year france hosted a meeting between prime minister suraj and i have to the two men were also invited to be in may last year why not invite the other party in the west that took out their assure the largest presence of the irish outside syria and iraq and that's why there is a large delegation of military and armed group. team full rebels who defeated eisel in the city of sit in two thousand and sixteen as we'll as other figures are not represented at differentia sponsored meeting many here say with their with dimming colluded it will be a challenge to reach
a comprehensive political settlement several meetings between rival politicians in the past has failed to put an end to the crisis in libya the question now is if they finally come to a consensus will it be accepted by libyans who do not trust their politicians. to police. greece received the largest sovereign loan in history to prevent bankruptcy but people also received a massive pay cut workers have seen their incomes for by fifteen percent during the eight year economic crisis the average household income is less than half of the average. reports from athens. in. several times a week a leg some of those things for his son he earns about twenty dollars an hour four times as much as in his regular part time job as a shoe salesman with two sources of income he helps support the household he grew
up in but he cannot invest in his own future five years ago he unrolled in a robotics degree course at kalki the polytechnic two hours' drive from athens but he can't afford to rent an apartment there so his studies are progressing slowly. or at the present rate it'll take me another ten years to graduate i'll be thirty five and at that age it'll be really difficult to find a job in my area of expertise he's one of the many victims of salary cuts averaging fifteen percent during the economic crisis creditors demanded cuts to make the economy more competitive the official minimum wage is now six hundred ninety dollars a month before tax but experts say the salary cuts won't affective in the absence of other reforms. while salary cuts should have led to a cut in the prices of products and services they didn't because product markets are to a great extent monopolies are all the companies we have a large number of multinationals operating in this country which didn't lower the
cost of their products they benefited from the salary cuts but they didn't become more competitive. hough of all new jobs a part time or seasonal and that still leaves twenty percent of workers unemployed around a million greeks and there is so much under employment the labor institute greece's leading employment think tank says the real jobless total is closer to twenty seven percent but the worst effect of the crisis is loss of income the dramatic drop in incomes has created a class of working poor the risk of poverty has doubled during the crisis to thirty five percent of the population that's a rate unmatched anywhere in western europe and it is twice as high among working age adults and the children who depend on them as it is among pensioners many greeks such as me money this no longer see the point in learning skills or higher education greeks are forced to accept jobs their overqualified for which leads many to go broad the labor institute says government leaders need new policies to
encourage entrepreneurship and employment entice companies to lower their prices and for the cost of labor to fall without serious reforms like these many greeks fear for all their education they'll likely remain the buskers of europe jumpstart ople us al-jazeera athens allegations of bad behavior by the family that controls korean air has widened to the wife of the company's chairman police are questioning lee myung hee who's accused of assaulting airline employees and household staff ten people made the allegations of a daughter's have been investigated in the past one of them infamously delayed the flight she threw a tantrum over a bag of knots. did you three says in a flower pot at starbucks story years over the movie would you trade look these dictums now you can see all the most and least tell us how you feel right now i think i feel truly story to the victims for causing damage. around the may soon
lose some of its trade benefits with us because of a dispute over second hand clothes it started when rwanda increased tariffs on used clothes from the us the us responded by threatening to deny iran the jueteng free access to some of its exports that benefit is set to expire on monday the trumpet ministration has been advancing in america first trade policy that pitted it against big economies now it could threaten already strained relations with african nations to a storm alberto has hit a western cuba bringing more than twelve centimeters of rain in less than eight hours some families were evacuated but the rain and flooding were quick to hit central regions of cuba vehicle are also affected the sub tropical weather system is moving north through the gulf of mexico with wind speeds of up to one hundred five kilometers an hour it's expected to arrive on the southern u.s. coastline on monday. the u.s.
state of maryland has declared a state of emergency there because of flash flooding they called city is one of the worst hit areas with water surging above the first floor of some buildings there are no immediate reports of casualties or injuries the same area was affected by flash floods two years ago which killed two people. and in the u.k. meteorologists recorded thousands of lightning strikes during a powerful thunderstorm it's disrupted more than two hundred flights at london's stansted airport or thirty one departures name teen arrivals were canceled. out to sea and meteorologists richard angwin is here in this studio so richard i can remember when there were thousands of lightning strikes in one now is do i just have a bad memory is this unusual i think i think us fair comment i am is looking pretty large in the world of weather worldwide at the moment but across the u.k. to have so many storms breaking out. they tend to occur more into august time
that's we normally get the big breaks that come up from the constant but this was always on the cards but a week ago you could see this coming so it is unusual course what happens now is that in the digital age everybody is able to get footage and great images like we're seeing there the pictures are they are dramatic and in fact over the weekend i think they were ninety thousand strikes across you cables and just on set it was across much of southeast and prosecute the south west up through into which wales so it really was quite widespread quite looks quite scary how how worried should international travelers be about disruptions and things like that well the stansted thing was a bit of a freak occurrence i mean that can happen anywhere at any time and for a variety of reasons not just lightning strikes but we are looking at over the next couple of days the potential for that sort of thing to appear of the airports you're stansted was unlucky you can't you can't take that into account when you're travelling which is one of those things you have to accept but place light fronts and belgium i think overnight. twenty four forty eight hours to be there to see
some disruption of it so the worst isn't over then not for europe i think the u.k. it probably is still a bit of a storm respect the worst it definitely got. all right thanks so much richard so it does come down now an african migrant is being called the real life spider-man after a video of him saving a child from falling from an apartment block in paris went viral. who recently arrived in france from mali scaled the building to save a child hanging from a fourth floor balcony when he pulled himself up from the floor for the full rather with his bare hands president emanuel micron has invited guests and mark to the areas a palace to thank him personally their egos. this tell you about some of those stories making the headlines now positive signs the summit between u.s.
president all trump and north korean leader kim jong un may go ahead as planned a u.s. delegation is in north korea while a team from the north is in china on its way to singapore that's where the meeting was due to take place on june the twelfth for trump canceled it under thomas has more from seoul we also know that a team is probably arriving about now in singapore from washington there are a logistical team that will be talking about what's on the agenda so much as protocol security those sorts of things they are if not in singapore very close to arriving in singapore and then we hear a c. u. north korean official seen in beijing on his way from pyongyang to singapore to the north koreans are on their way it looks like it's full steam ahead columbia set for a runoff vote to elect a new president after sunday's election produced no clear winner conservative uganda kaos a critic of the far peace deal got thirty nine percent of the vote he will face left wing challenge of stuff in three weeks. rebels near the southern syrian
province of daraa are preparing for a possible offensive by government forces the areas mostly controlled by opposition groups the u.s. is warning of a strong response of government forces to attack israeli and the english cricket boards are denying their players were involved in the match fixing syndicate scandal. investigation exposed a match fixer from an organized crime ring who claims to have bribed international cricketers to underperform he correctly predicted what players in two test matches played in india would do certain points in the game. those are the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after inside story stay with us. south africa's president still run a poll says he's bringing reforms opposition parties insist he must do more to end
corruption so a hundred days after he came to office what has been a pulse a cheat and what challenges lie ahead this is inside story. hello and welcome to the program fully back to south africa's fifth democratically elected president syria rama posa is marking one hundred days in office he came to power after jacob zuma was forced to resign after years of corruption allegations raposo was elected in february following his victory as leader of the ruling a.n.c. party in december he made a number of promises and commitments during his first state of the nation address including improving the economy and fighting corruption so how has the fed or put that to i guess in just a.