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it's. where ever you. know. this is al jazeera. hello and sell rahman welcome to the al-jazeera news our life my headquarters here in doha coming up in the next sixty minutes there's talk of a truce after attacks and counterattacks by palestinian factions and israel. also it appears the united states planned a summit with north korea is back on this north korea sends a senior official to the u.s. for meetings. also a russian journalist is shot and killed in ukraine police believe he was targeted because his work was critical of the kremlin. and as greece's financial aid
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programs near its end workers from its public power corporation angry over further privatization and potential job cuts. to the news israel is denying reports that his eyes agreed to a truce with palestinian factions in garza israel struck dozens of targets in the gaza strip in response to attacks by hamas and the group islamic jihad the palestinian factions launched their biggest assault on israel in four years now the u.s. has requested an urgent u.n. security council meeting to discuss the rocket strikes bernard smith reports from gaza. the sound of explosions echoed over gaza for much of tuesday it's been the most intense exchange of rockets and mortars between israel and various fighting groups here for four years. israeli
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defenses intercepted many even all of the rockets one of the armed groups in gaza islamic jihad said it would launch rockets because israel killed three of its men to look out post earlier in the week. which runs gaza that israel had escalated tensions. this is very dangerous for the zionist occupation and the complete responsibility for this is an eats rethink ations the compiler should know that the crimes will be responded to with resistance military. israel's . so that some mortars hit a kibbutz and its kindergarten before it opened for the day. israel views with utmost gravity the attacks against it and its communities by hamas and islamic jihad from the gaza strip the military will respond with great force to these attacks israel will exact a heavy price from anyone who tries to attack it and we've you have us as the
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responsible party to prevent such attacks against us. throughout tuesday other armed groups have joined in firing rockets and mortars into israel and israel's military has continued to hit targets in gaza ultimately hamas has influence over all these armed groups and is believed to be trying to calm things down but there is a lot of frustration here that after more than two months of protest more than one hundred ten people killed palestinians here and no closer to ending israel's blockade of gaza but it's with al-jazeera that palestinian president mahmoud abbas has accused israel of aggression and have to remember the young difficult days have passed on the west bank drucilla and especially on the gas history these really a cube ational launched today a fierce aggression on the gaza strip with rockets and aircraft this indicates that
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your q patient does not want peace however we want peace and we demand peace. hillary mann leverett is a former white house national security official and joins me now from washington d.c. we have rockets launched from gaza or we have the israelis saying they're going to respond appropriately as all sort of falls into the realms of the diplomats if they can do anything either in ramallah tel aviv or even washington d.c. . yes and i think under prior u.s. presidents u.s. diplomats have been very focused on trying to engage in even a kind of shuttle diplomacy between ramallah. and jerusalem cairo and some other capitals but this is ministration is very reluctant to get involved at that kind of level at this point they're going to try first and foremost at the united nations to get a condemnation of hamas and of palestinians living in gaza for what they regard
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as these attacks on israel and we'll see it so i think we'll see the u.s. ambassador there nikki haley who's very politically ambitious in the u.s. domestic context really pushing that and the trauma administration giving her some leeway where potentially they could try to. calm things down a little bit is i think in a few more weeks after they have allowed they've given israel the green light to continue attacking gaza they may be interested in some kind of cease fire because president trump still holds out some possibility of putting forward a grand plan and so those two are potentially that discussion here in washington is for those two to potentially come together at the end of june sort of the political discourse is quite an interesting one we have to contribute to all knowledge is there just a few hours ago suggesting that when the palestinians take an action like we saw recently along the sort of gaza israel border there's
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a great deal of international support and sympathy for them when they see the scenario of some throwing stones israeli response is live ammunition it is very different. from the gaza strip and israel responds with like. yes i think the palestinians have been much more effective in terms of their their case here in washington and i think particularly in european capitals when they are engaged in what seen. seem generally as nonviolent resistance but when it goes anything further than that where there could be some sort of an attack on israeli civilians even though it still may be justified as a way to defend oneself against an illegal occupation it's the political discourse does change and i think that you see in particular on the u.s. side someone like the u.s. ambassador to the united nations nikki haley who is very politically ambitious here
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she is seizing on that to now have a u.n. security council meeting that will what her hope is is to really condemn the palestinians even though just a few weeks ago they had broad sympathy i think at the united nations even here in washington and certainly in european capitals while the palestinians have sort of dismissed the interaction and even communication with the u.s. is their only alternative egypt old jordan in terms of either negotiating or mediating some sort of move forward if there is what we're told in the immediate near future. i think they are in a very very difficult situation within within the region i think potentially. they are looking potentially to jordan i'm not sure how much they really are able to look to egypt even somewhat to turkey but i think really at the end of the day their focus is on european capitals where they did build they i think they did
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build sympathy not just empathy but sympathy for what they're going through and the europeans were i think in a position to try to mediate more but they are the europeans themselves are in such a hard place with the trumpet ministration that they seem to be somewhat paralyzed in what they're able to do or have to leave it for the moment it always a pleasure to speak to you thank you very much for your insight thank you well in a separate development israel has released all of the seventeen palestinian protesters detained on a boat that was heading to cyprus they attempted to breach the naval blockade of gaza the israeli navy intercepted the boat shortly after the departure and towed it to an israeli port now the u.s. state department has suggested the summit between donald trump and kim jong un in singapore next about things called it comes as the north korean leaders write her travels to the u.s. for talks with the secretary of state like. the united states continues to actively
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prepare for president trump's expected summit with leader kim in singapore president trump will meet with prime minister shinzo avi of japan on june the seventh at the white house and the secretary pompei o looks forward to being a part of those meetings north korean vice chairman of the central committee kim yong chal is arriving in new york and will meet with secretary palm pale later this week we also have a u.s. delegation meeting with the north korean delegation in the d.m.z. well let's cross over to our correspondent who's in seoul so pre-summit talks seem to be carrying on according to the south korean government going well. yes a spokes person or an official gave an off camera briefing to journalists early on wednesday at the blue house here in seoul and said that the working level talks are proceeding well now he's referring there to the talks the been going on this week between the u.s. delegation and
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a north korean delegation inside the demilitarized zone that began on sunday we think they continued into monday the two sides did not meet on tuesday but they are meeting again right now we saw the u.s. delegation leave the hotel here in seoul a couple of hours ago about an hour ago there arrived in the d.m.z. so those talks are going on and according to this official of the blue house they're going well meanwhile that same official at the blue house said that he hoped for a fruitful outcome between the u.s. secretary of state mike pompei o and essentially kim jong un's right hand man kim jung chola who you heard the state department spokeswoman there saying will meet with my pump in new york later this week he's actually in beijing right now he's been changing planes it's me meeting a few chinese officials as he passes through as well he should be getting on a plane about two hours from now headed to new york so all the signs are although not officially back on the trump kim jong un summit is in practice very much back on and indeed at the suggestion is that high level talks will probably take place
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on friday as well where you all i mean do you know who's going to be attending and do we really know what's going to be discussed. yeah this is completely separate to the u.s. north korea talks this is these are talks between the south koreans and the north koreans these are talks that were supposed to have happened on may the sixteenth but at the last moment the north koreans called them off because of what they called provocative military exercises being carried out by the south koreans and the americans here in south korea that's all started in trying that whole series of events which led to donald trump canceling the summit between the u.s. and north korea while these insecure ian talks and now back all that was announced by president moon at the surprise summit that he held last weekend with kim jong un that these talks will be back on they're going to happen we now know on friday it one of the two leaders of the two countries but it will involve some very senior officials the heads affectively of both of their into caray korean relations ministry the unification ministries in the case of the south koreans and also
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interestingly the vice transport minister and the vice railroad minister of the two countries they'll be meeting as well a lot of speculation that both sides would like to reestablish rail links between the two countries it's been tried in the past there aren't currently serves to do in two countries but if the soviets say but if the talks between the u.s. and north korea go well if everything proceeds well into korean level as well that they would like to get those railroad back up and running that's a bit of a way down the railroad so to speak but it shows how the mood has changed and how there is a real sense of positivity ahead of any song is indeed under in keeping on thing there were so many moving parts to this story of course we will come back to you as it focuses around seoul thanks a lot. well moving on the u.s. says it will impose a twenty five percent tariff on fifty billion dollars worth of imports from china and also restrict investment by chinese companies in the u.s. and limit exports of high tech goods to china earlier this month the two countries
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agreed to look at measures to cut china's trade surplus in a move that appeared to reduce the risk of a trade war between the world's two largest economies a prominent russian journalist has been shot and killed at his apartment in ukraine a card was a well known critic of president vladimir putin and police in kiev say the forty one year old could have been targeted because of his job it's been reported that left to russia because he feared for his life while earlier on tuesday reaction was swift from ukraine and russia at the united nations. stewards you wouldn't have today in kiev a russian national reporter arkadi was killed this happened literally a couple of hours ago we can suppose now that the ukrainians ability russia of it that has already happened on many occasions of course most gore always can see that he is an enemy our police already started investigation is too early to see who is
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behind it brand to understand in. similar cases we have strong reasons just says that russian there's jhoom glory also also as a deer ticks for disability and you agree it's true conduct of threats of terrorism some versions in political or assisting nations in our challenge has more from moscow. ukrainian police say that our caddie bob janko was found bleeding in his apartment by his wife he received several gunshot wounds and died on his way to the hospital ukrainian politicians says the gunman had been waiting in the stairwell of the building and shot but janko as he came back from a trip to the grocery store now this man was a journalist rights an activist he was self exiled
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from his home country russia he'd served in the chechen wars in the ninety's and early two thousand and that experience had made him both very anti war and also anti putin in the protest movement of two thousand and eleven two thousand and twelve he had tried to organize forceful resistance against the putin government but it was an online post in two thousand and sixteen that triggered his flight from russia he had basically said the. military plane crash in syria in which a russian. military choir die and various russian journalists as well he said that left him in difference because he disagreed with the military campaign that russia was involved in in syria that was the start of a of a russian media campaign against him and he felt that his life was in danger that's
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why he fled first to prague and then to kiev but it seems that that wasn't enough to keep him safe that the russian government has swung into gear already regarding this the foreign ministry is saying that it expects that kiev conducts a quick and transparent investigation that it wants international organization to take over that investigation as well the presidential human. rights council here in russia says that this is a very provocative killing and the state duma that's the lower house of parliament announced that this merger proves that ukraine is the most dangerous country for journalists the upper house says that kiev will likely use bab trenchard's death for its own political game so russia being fast in getting its messaging out there i think it knows that the spotlight is going to be pointing at moscow as a possible source of of this hit well still ahead here on the al-jazeera news are
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brought to us coffee chain starbucks is doing to avoid a racial bias and it stalls. also what belgium please the revealed about the man who killed three people including two police officers in the air and in sport the king of clay digs dean to keep his quest for and less on the role of gals trying to steal. libya's rival factions have agreed to hold elections in december aimed at bringing an end to seven years of instability the four libyan leaders made the commitment at a summit hosted by the french president manuel mccraw but i should butler has more from paris. it was a rare sight libya's four main rival leaders together at the same table after meeting in paris at the elise
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a palace they committed to hold elections in december the french president had called the talks to find a way out of libya's political crisis and end seven years of conflict he said the outcome marked a historic moment set upon your for is the first time that in this format all of the leaders of some don't acknowledge each other mutually have met and agreed to work together and together approved a joint declaration and it is a new if i can step with an important one and which makes it possible what is about to come representatives of nearly twenty countries in the region also attended the u.n. backed leader of tripoli's unity government issued a warning to them not to interfere in libya steps to democracy if the foreign interference continues in our country this will never be a success and we need to have unity between the countries in the region and libya
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will take strong measures against those who interfere with the democratic process. since the fall of gadhafi in twenty eleven libya has suffered instability and violence as rival politicians and armed groups compete for influence for the past four years power has been mainly split between the leadership of prime minister saroj in tripoli and renegade general khalifa haftar in the east france was one of the main driving forces behind nato his military intervention to help rebels topple gadhafi but now mark girls been leading a push to bring peace to libya last year he hosted siraj and a half die in france the president says stabilizing libya is a priority for europe to help stem the flow of migrants across the mediterranean and curtail threats from armed groups. france will consider this meeting a diplomatic triumph rival libyan leaders agreeing to elections later this year for some harmless play that some of the commitments that have been made here in paris
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are simply unrealistic. that france is congratulating itself for having brought together so many people to build consensus but not all the main players are here with leaders from groups in misrata boycotted dismissing that because they say they were not treated on equal terms with the orderly this year past attempts at mediation by the united nations have failed to bring peace to libya president micro will hope his efforts pay off but in such a fractured country much will depend on the will of those who control completing centers of power natasha butler al jazeera paris moscow says there's an agreement to hold a three way meeting between russia the u.s. and jordan to discuss the deescalation zone in southern syria you know instant follows reports that syrian government forces are being sent to the area in preparation for an offensive then a holder has more from beirut. this corner of syria has been quiet for over
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a year there are fears that may change washington has threatened the syrian government that it will act if it moves against the rebels and the u.s. along with russia and jordan are guarantors of a cease fire in those southern provinces now moscow says. a day after jordan said the three countries see eye to eye on the need to preserve the truce. but there are many questions about what they agree on we don't know what kind of an agreement will they reach how long will the ceasefire last would it be a permanent cease fire what about the force that would control this area will government rule return. that is what the syrian government wants state t.v. has been. it says. to the area in preparation for an offensive the opposition enclaves are along the borders of israel and jordan both
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countries want russia to make sure iran and its allied militias stay away from the area it seems moscow supports their position. from the very beginning of the agreement on forming a deescalation area in southwestern syria for the eventual withdrawal of all of the forces from this part of syria the result. should be a situation in which troops of the syrian armed forces will be stationed alongside the syrian border with israel. but israel denied reports of an agreement with russia to prevent the deployment of backed forces in the area prime minister benjamin netanyahu said israel is not interested in any partial agreement. to syria opposition is clear we believe that there is no place for any iranian military presence anywhere in syria. there has been escalating tension following a series of israeli strikes on iranian targets in syria there are reports that
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iranian and iranian backed forces have withdrawn from the front lines in southern syria and reposition closer to damascus if this is confirmed it will mean there is progress in the talks jordan and israel want those forces away from their borders and russia is pushing to return state rule to that corner of syria without the need for military action. syrian army commanders and their allies say the battle plan is ready and preparations are completed clearly keeping up the pressure while diplomacy takes the front seat. beirut. is extremely concerned about the situation in the yemeni city of the data the forces of the saudi led coalition and the yemeni government have been approaching the city controlled by who's the rebels. or colleagues in the area have already take started to take precautionary. measures in terms of wrapping up
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assistance and redefining contingency plans in cases further escalation food non-food items warded sanitation hygiene and cash assistance have already been delivered to displaced families in various areas are we see increased fighting would even would only she would more internally displaced people almost half of the people arrested in an eighteen million dollars kenyan corruption scandal have not been charged by prosecutors in total forty officials and fourteen business men caught up in the case involving the national youth service will be n y s the director and other staff members are among those arrested in raids on monday now the n.y.s.e. is a paramilitary training institution at the forefront of present his plan to combat youth unemployment catherine so he has more from nairobi. but people here in kenya very angry and frustrated about this scandal particularly because it's coming off
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the back of another scandal that involved hundreds of thousands of dollars and still involved the same national youth service now the national youth service is this agency that was started to help cobb unemployment's young people go there there for vocational training to help in government projects as well so what is happening now in this new scandal the police are investigating the prosecutor's office have said that more than fifty people including femia officials all of this national youth service are being investigated and will be prosecuted business people as well at the central bank is also helping with investigations particularly looking into the banks where this money was channeled through the prairie does is first to recover the resources that have been lost. and secondly. to do with those . that were involved in. this sort of priorities president uhuru
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kenyatta has also weighed in on the matter and said that there is no room for corruption in this government he said that people are going to be held to account but i don't kenyans are also frustrated by king atta because these are things that we've had before and particularly because he come paint twice on the platform of no corruption so people saying that they want to see more action they want to see convictions on thursday there's going to be a protest march organized by some several he will sacked a group saying that they have had enough because we're not just talking about corruption in this youth service that have also been corruption allegations involving a several other government bodies and said to europe where thousands of workers are going on strike in greece to protest against continued high taxes and unemployment and also angry at increased privatization which they say will lead to more job losses. reports from the power plant in the town of megalopolis.
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make a locally introduced electricity to southern greece in one nine hundred seventy the public power corporation p p c invested hundreds of billions of dollars in a power plant based on exclusive access to cheap lignite coal but that is about to change greece's eurozone partners and creditors have ordered the corporation to share access to this abundant fuel in the name of competition the p.p.c. is being forced to sell three power stations and the lignite mines that feed them union leaders fear that we put eleven hundred jobs at risk in this town alone the little going on the gullible is that a good thing the whole idea this power station contributed greatly to greece's energy security for half a century now they're expected to sell it to a privateer in the blink of an eye they're coming in to buy ready built plants and mines that's not development development is building new. plants hiring people creating jobs this is a sellout there's enough coal here to run the past ation for another fifteen years
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that would see most of the present workforce safely into retirement but under privatisation their jobs are guaranteed for only six years so they're looking at the prospect of unemployment in middle age but they are partly the victims of their own success the p.p.c. union has fought liberalization for two decades the public power corporation built the electricity market and its infrastructure from nothing over the past century making money wasn't the point investment in the economy was the goal but under europe's free market rules it must now divest itself of its titanic monopoly it has sold its transmission network is privatizing three profitable power stations and by the end of next year must lose half its client base high carbon dioxide emissions risk putting lignite coal out of action altogether last year this plant paid thirteen and a half million dollars in emissions fines and their costs have since nearly tripled energy experts say the real value of the sale is not in the existing operation but
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the thousands of hectares of land and the operating license that come with it so we may well see in a situation where no one or you all know or come seen operate in ignite power plant a few years and then decides to dismantle the lignite. parts of the operation and substituted with a gas power plant or a pothole take one that's not a transition workers here support renewable energy requires little labor and if this land is given over to a different use it likely won't require their skills jumps at all plus algis or make a lot. well still ahead here on the news are running on empty how a truck driver strike is pushing people to the limit in brazil. and why a highly rated u.s. t.v. show gets canceled after one of the stars rants on twitter. and in sport keeps his call as pressure mounts ahead of next month's world cup in russia.
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from cool brisk north and fuel. to the warm tranquil waters of southeast asia. welcome back we'll look at weather conditions across central and southern parts of china first of all quite a bit of rain no showing up on the my you by your weather front so it could be a wet one for hand fuzhou shanghai dry initially but rain we coming in on thursday hong kong should be largely dry now across indochina vehicle of a cloud and also a scattering of showers some of those still quite heavy but the main feature across the region is this circulation which may or may not develop into a cycle before it hits land and it's going to hit me in mar very hard already seen some huge amounts of rain being reported here and it is going to get a lot wetter and that's twenty four hours with time to get through to thursday
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there the remnants of that storm system but there's a weakness in the general flow here and you see further showers developing across parts of bangladesh and indeed meum are the coastal regions moving into southeastern parts of asia northern parts of the philippines gerri not too bad as we come southwards heavy showers across borneo obliterated by the rainfall there but find out across java and bali getting into the driest season here the rains generally moving northwards mixed bag up through the ensure we got singapore so both singapore and kuala lumpur still some showers run the gulf of thailand return to maybe want to two showers affecting bangkok for the north but with highs here we're going to see a maximum of thirty four. the weather sponsored by cat time race. three weeks stories generate thousands of headlines collaboration with different angles from different perspectives we. hear this that russia was responsible for this separate the spin from the facts that's why i've got. the misinformation
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of the mark you're watching over there and use our whole rom a reminder of our top stories israel is denying reports it has agreed to a truce with palestinian factions in gaza it has struck dozens of targets in the gaza strip in response to attacks by hamas and the armed group islamic jihad also the u.s. state department has suggested the summit between donald trump think injunction in singapore next month is back on the north korean leader's right hand man is traveling to the u.s. for talks with secretary of state mike pompe a year and a prominent russian journalist has been shot and killed at his apartment in new crane. was a well known critic of president vladimir putin police and here say the forty one year old could have been targeted because of his job. the oil workers are now threatening to go on strike from wednesday as brazil struggles to cope with a truck driver dispute the government's agreed to lower fuel prices by up to twelve
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percent but truckers are still taking action. has more from san paolo on how people are being affected. fuel supplies are now reaching the gas stations but the return to the normality most people crave is still some way off public transport services were reduced schools closed and domestic flights cancelled. even though there is a custom to three rubbish collections a week just to see but she's still waiting for. the other lima like thousands of others spent five hours in line only for the pump to run dry just as he reached it he hasn't worked since last friday but supports the truck drivers since he believes high fuel prices hurt everyone so what are the possible cut off home but if i leave now and look for another gas station i will end up running dry in the middle of the street i have enough to get home but i would rather wait here
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to see if another truck arrives with fuel. this wholesale market in sao paolo on monday received just ten percent of its normal deliveries that is my employees went on vacations it's just my son and i coming here now to wait for the end of the strike there's nothing else we can do. the truck drivers road blocks last week stopped twenty nine million tonnes of fruit and vegetables from reaching markets the truth is both temporary and fragile the negotiations are continuing however nobody wants to see this kind of activity they say that he is returning over it'll be some days before these warehouses are again filled up and this street is teeming with trucks unloading fruit and vegetables. many brazilians are taking action to avoid what they see is inevitable future petrol shortages by switching their vehicles to compressed natural gas cleaner cheaper and most importantly available
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for some of those more filler despair with full until the end of june where for compare city here we needed to extend our working hours to convert around twenty cars daily. while the government has reduced the price of diesel to sixty days tens of thousands of trucks remain by the roadside the drivers say the offer is not enough and on the knee agree with them brazil is bracing itself for more difficulties ahead. well let's stay in the americas because starbucks has closed thousands of stores in the u.s. so staff can get training to avoid racial bias now the move follows an incident last month when two black men were kicked out of a shop after asking to use the bathroom gabriel elizondo house will philadelphia. at first it was business as usual at starbucks but by midday the doors were locked stead of serving. the only thing on the menu was racial bias training for employees
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this sign was put on the front door telling customers to come back tomorrow five to the press wasn't allowed inside a new starbucks released we arcs of the training videos and managers trainers discussing special bias and how to deal with it the company tramplings third place in the place between home and work we don't where everyone is well can we structurally change the organization it's an unprecedented move the world's largest coffee chain closing over eight thousand stores to give racial bias training to one hundred seventy five thousand employees it's in response to this cellphone images captured two black men that were kicked out of the starbucks after asking an employee to use the washroom while waiting for a business meeting police were called protest calling to boycott starbucks and sued making of a public relations nightmare on tuesday outside that very starbucks store customers had mixed feelings if the training's would really solve underlying issues of racial
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bias i think it's a positive thing implicit bias or anti bias trainings don't cover the full scope of of complexity when the. to addressing white supremacy critics say one day of racial bias training without any sort of measurable benchmarks is simply not enough but starbucks founder says this is just the beginning racial bias trainings like this could be coming to a starbucks near you no matter where you live in the world we are one hundred thousand new people a year this is going to be part of the ongoing training we're going to globalize this i've been through the training myself as as has all the global leaders and this is something that we're going to stay with starbucks knows they cannot change decades of racial bias in america but hoping that with a little training they can at least make change in their stores gabriel's on al-jazeera philadelphia. television show held for its betrayal of middle america
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was abruptly canceled just hours after it stopped posted an offensive tweet. resign ball is a supporter of president donald trump but expressing her regret for a racist comment was enough to save her job kristen salumi reports. it was hailed as a show for the times roseanne portrayed a working class white american family the kind that tended to vote for donald trump in the last election and touched on some of the tough political and social issues that currently divide americans what's a deplorable. was. the but the a.b.c. network owned by the media giant disney pulled the plug on it just hours after its controversial star roseanne barr tweeted about a former official who served under president obama she described valerie jarrett who is african-american as if the muslim brotherhood and planet of the apes had a baby the woman targeted by bar said it was for americans yet another lesson about
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racism in the united states i think we have to turn it into a teaching moment i'm fine i'm worried about all the people out there who don't have a circle of friends and followers who come right to their defense bar who had also compared us un ambassador susan rice to an ape in two thousand and thirteen apologized saying i am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks i should have known better forgive me my joke was in bad taste that is startling news costar and producer sarah gilbert said her comments do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show but it was the president of a.b.c. channing dungey herself an african-american who had the final word on the fate of the show roseanne's twitter statement is a borat repugnant and inconsistent with our values she said. and we have decided to cancel her show it shows people's hair prints and opinions on how they resolved
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that bar has described herself as a trump supporter and the president had called to congratulate her after the premiere of the show did you see roseanne's ratings i should walk out big were they there were unbelievable over eighteen million people and it was about us on this latest controversy however he has so far remained silent kristen salumi al-jazeera . jones to weaver is a diversity consultant joins me now from washington d.c. good to have you with us live on al-jazeera mr weaver if we just start with the starbucks and oreo so far a good p.r. stunt genuine remorse for the overzealous nature always employees and their reaction to two black men or is it a face saving act to reassure customers and investors. you know i think that there is a level of authenticity with this c.e.o.
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unlike other incidents that we've seen here in the states this c.e.o. stood up pretty immediately and said that this company would take action obviously this is obviously a p.r. tragedy that no company wants to face right but he could've just ignored it he could've just moved on we've had other incidents here particular yeah i think a great example is the waffle house horrible incidents there and their owners have really done nothing as a result at least was starbucks they've started to make a change in terms of taking the other president an act of shutting down thousands of stores having some level of racial bias training isn't enough no but i do believe they do deserve some recognition that they are moving in the right direction and i think it would be great if other companies would sort of take their lead and be more proactive when they have racist incidents like this occur in their establishments and you just mentioned the waffle house just for our international viewers that there's been several other incidents in recent days or an incident of
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somebody being wrongly accused a black person being wrongly exclusive shoplifting in nordstrom that's a huge department store across the u.s. african-american customers hobby lobby near birmingham alabama he was taken to one side because he vaguely resembled a suspect in a very different scenario in case but wasn't the man i mean it's an underlying problem isn't it is it not if we just start least say that there is an issue about black or colored people being bad and therefore they have to be kept an eye on all and i have to be kept on them very carefully according to the white majority in america where. and difficulty having difficulty hearing you hopefully you can hear me can you say we know can you hear me i hear you think lee and i heard some of the examples that you gave i would just say you know you're exactly right that this is
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a problem that pervades our society in addition to what you just mentioned there was a yale student who for a fellow student called the police on because she fell asleep in her dorm there was a woman who call the police on a black family for barbecuing in a park you know and it's not just these inconveniences let's just be very real in the united states there is a very very real contemporary reality of black unarmed black people being killed by the police without any sort of circumstances that result in accountability by those police officers who take the lives of unarmed black people so when police are injected into situations involving black people for reasons that are not justified you are in essence if you are calling the police in those circumstances you are in essence putting the lives of those individuals in danger i would go as
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far as to say that it is an act of violence to call the police on black people in america for doing absolutely nothing wrong because once the police are injected into that situation it can easily spiral out into out of control into a very dangerous very violent and maybe even deadly situation mr weaver if we just go to the rosy scenario a very famous actress for several decades across the u.s. i watched a t.v. show. as a youngster as well but we've seen perhaps the atmosphere not just in the united states but certainly as well perhaps in the united kingdom where certain types of voting for a certain president or breaks it for example have emboldened a majority white community to feel that they can see. what they want to say and they can say it and there'll be no action against them how strong has the t.v. company been in counseling this show and what are the ramifications for the black and white community across the u.s. when something like this happens that it's right on their doorstep all within their
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t.v. screen every day absolutely you know i think this is an example of the importance of leadership. the president of a.b.c. is a black woman and so at the end of the day it was her call in terms of how to respond to this very very overtly racist tweet by roseanne barr the star of that show but quite frankly you know that was not the only racist tweet given i mean she has a history of racism. however this particular one it really sort of blew up today on twitter and it caught the attention not only a.b.c. executives but also disney the owner of agency who also the owner of the benefactor i guess you could say of black panther a very popular movie worldwide and so there is something going on here where we see these major companies saying that even though this show has great ratings and even
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though the culture of this nation has in fact coarse and under the leadership of a trump who has given refuge frankly to racists mouthpieces. you know i watch i do apologize if i have to interrupt you we already have to time but of course we will keep an eye on this story very closely thank you for your time. now at least three people including two officers have been killed by a gunman in eastern belgium the suspect was shot dead by police during a gun battle in the us there are reports the attacker was on a police watch list as david chaytor reports. the sound of gunshots in the center of the age as officers gave chase to police women already lay dead on the street the attacker had stabbed them in the back seized their revolvers and shot them at point blank range as he headed towards a nearby school he killed a man in a car and then took a caretaker hostage in
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a fierce exchange of fire more police were injured but they managed to shoot him. and easy yeah i'm looking i'm going to use in that he's a decent if would see good to good health to my older children running two or three for the child you read and they were i told the pain but i hear the gunshots which is like that. and literally it shows. to the street and then you see these guys as police forensic teams combing the area eyewitnesses described how the attacker had shouted out luck by god is great and mentioned the war in syria prosecutors said they were investigating it as a terrorist incident the man who carried out the attack here was on a day release from prison he failed to report back to his cell inmates said
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described him as violent the police now believe he may have been radicalized while serving his term there. described as a petty criminal with drug connections in the city the police are now trying to form a profile of the man and search for a credible motive david chaytor al-jazeera the edge sport his peter thank you so much tennis world number one ref on the bill has passed the first taste in his quest for an eleven french open title on tuesday he returned to the court in a first round match against italy simone eboli the two were forced off the court the previous day because of rain the action began with it all three little down in the third set but he dug deep wrapping up a hard fought six four six three seven six when saving three six points in the process of the final tiebreaker will match margaret court all time record for most singles titles at the same grand slam event if you look at the title again. much
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as a difficult. and very well i think. i resist that. always difficult to play against players at once to go hit every ball. so hard and even more if he is the first round so i think him so well. third seed marin chill it sure of croatia has also advance to the second round at roland garros this after beating australian james duckett thing straight sixteen is opening round six three seven five seven six to school in that match. canada's twenty fourth seed denis shopov a low for b. to join moments seven five six four six two six the second round of nineteen year old is competing for consecutive grand slams and his first as a seeded player he's best performance came in last year's u.s. open where he reached the fourth round. it's always great to be in place where
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where you have the fans on your side and you know first match on susan lang learned it's an honor to play on such a such a great court and yeah you know it's it's great to be here first time in the main draw first time suited so like i said every match is a bonus for me i'm happy to be going on here in the women's draw serena williams has made a successful return to grand slam tennis the three time former champion in paris and world number four hundred fifty three who was unseated in the tournament after coming back from giving birth b. to christina pliska to add violence it was a tight contest with serena having to come back from a three love deficit in the first set to clinch it in the end she wrapped up the second with more ease though seven six six four the score the twenty three time grand slam champion plays a stadium question but she said. you know me i really feel like i can improve on literally everything and and that's
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a great thing as i feel like i can improve and there's room for improvement and that means i can get better so i'm really excited that i'm playing again and i'm getting to that level and there's so much room for improvement in my name former world number one maria share a pervert became a mid match wobble to be quiz show who can come of the netherlands to advance to the second round the russia. wrapping up a six one four six six three win sure pope is playing a bit even for the first time in three years having missed the twenty sixth event while serving a doping better than failing to secure a wildcard entry last year exciting feeling great to be on this drug great to be back on court that i've had great success that i will always love playing here it's been you know from a young age is a grand slam that was very difficult for me to do well that physically mentally and i overcame that so to be back here and kind of to relive those moments and memories
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playing back again is very exciting. joining share of hope in the second round is another former world number one and really could be the german prevailed in an all german match up with moan about winning at six two six the. seventh seed catalina garcia also goes through the french player beating china's dewani young yang with ease only losing a single game through the entire match six one six. liverpool striker mohammad for lies in spain for treatment on a shoulder injury suffered in the champions league final egyptian is hoping to be fit in time for next month's world cup in russia and on tuesday he held his nerve to avoid speaking to a journalist hoping to get an update i think we're playing for their world cup i do really respect our study and work up. for a success payne so want to please. respect to play their first day with. you do you think was injured you intentionally in their final tompion.
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it's possible to play a grandmother in next year. team bernard of marilyn's has won the mind for leg of sailings volvo ocean race but now are now within three points of the chinese team dong failing in the overall race the dutch boat sailed into cardiff five minutes ahead of its nearest rival on tuesday the next leg will take the sailors from britain to gothenburg in sweden before the final leg heads to the hague where of course the better scenario we couldn't have wished for. and of course we are mentally happy mccaffery most important is that we resold again a very good like. still very consistent. in the n.b.a. always no lansky time for become to become successful and be proven out and we were not just the wonder of life and that's all the sport for me i'll have another update for you again later. two weeks after iraq's election politicians are busy
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following blocks for a new government while politics as seems dolefulness expression including iraqi art as a summer binge of it appalls. in its creativity. is cumbersome and recycled. in this piece the horns represent evil and even unfair treatment and the dangling keys for the beard are twisted it's a corrupt politician he says someone who hides the solutions and continues to make iraq the suffer. today i can't work on topics why see my country in ruin is the lack of honest politicians and missing respectable representatives shows iraq's image to the world and that's unfortunate. since the us invasion which overthrew the government of saddam hussein fifteen years ago iraqis have been going through one crisis after the other but creative iraqis have continued their work despite a myriad of problems. for generations and with an a b.
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street has attracted artists writers scholars as well as those who value creative works hears of underestimate iraq has had an impact on the national discourse whether it's art or media almost every form of expression has a sectarian or political tone and many here in baghdad's cultural hub are hoping that a resurgence of art and culture will bring change to the national dialogue. what a writer criticizes issues in society then his views and his artistic projection will be reflected that makes people interact with different forms of expression and that has an effect in molding people's stands for or against issues young people argue social media also needs to be included in traditional modes of communication and expression. r.t. the powerful tool that is used to guide and influence the pulse of the iraqi street and that is apparent through many works which lead to the correction of crucial issues on the political spectrum. negative regime uses his caricature to reflect on
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the shortcomings of those in power this drawing depicts the hypocrisy of politicians who fight in public and are friends in private since the election is two weeks ago there's been a flurry of meetings between the same politicians who are calling each of their names before the vote is play on the dot on this arabic word changes the meaning from alliances to infighting. in the hope of my drawings became a vehicle for what is in people's hearts and minds that interaction of people transcended across social media as well as for protestors at the harir square. back in the street it's time for a different mode of expression lyrics which reminded rocky's of times gone by when a carefree society focused on culture not politics. of the era. that was the news hour with me as a whole raman more news follows in a moment with elizabeth to stay with us.
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al jazeera is investigative unit exposes the criminal gangs fixing international cricket matches sixty to seventy percent that you can say you say fix it. bribing professional players they send beautiful goes to the players they give them houses rolex watches. pictures. i build an. al-jazeera investigations cricket match fixes and under pointed one on. u.s. and british companies have announced the biggest discovery of natural gas in west africa but what to do with these untapped natural resources is already a source of heated debate. nothing much has changed they still spend most of the days looking forward to for the dry riverbed like this one five years on the syrians still feel battered or even those who managed to escape their countries
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have been truly unable to escape the war. exploited men and use the killing. of would like to make the charcoal that feel. that forge the steel didn't make shoes the trade that exploits them and. penetrates global markets slavery a twenty first century evil continues. on al-jazeera take one swell now fear. and dividing a nation. al-jazeera explores germany's long term economic strategy of pursuing immigrants from the arab world which i feel more judgment on syria. all much money does a richer get those people who don't think. i'm german and i'm rocking
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the new germans on al-jazeera. the talk of a truce softer attacks and counterattacks by palestinian factions and israel. and iran welcome to al-jazeera live from our headquarters and. also ahead it appears the united states plans come up with north korea is back kong as the saying official to the u.s. for matings a russian journalist shot and killed in ukraine police believe he.

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