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for two countries face a pivotal moment in our relationship in which it could be nothing short of tragic to let this opportunity go to waste might gives a progress report on how his talks with kim jong un's most trusted aid a going but it's short on any real detail. hello i'm maryam namazie this is live from london also coming up. the u.s. imposes tariffs on the e.u. mexico and canada for steel and out of many i'm imports canada and france hit back calling them unacceptable and illegal. a snap election is a verted in italy anti establishment political leaders agree on a new deal to form
a government. i'm fed up with corruption in kenya hundreds take to the streets in protest. the u.s. secretary of state says he's made great progress in his talks with one of the north one of north korean leader kim jong un's most trusted lieutenants my own bio delivered a briefing in the last hour saying that negotiations are moving in the right direction the talks with kim young child in new york is supposed to smooth the way for a summit between donald trump and kim jong un in june but pompei refused to confirm if that would actually happen. or two countries face a pivotal moment in our relationship in which it could be nothing short of tragic to let this opportunity go to waste. in my conversations with. i mean kim jong un
to be on your own and today with vice chairman. i've been very clear the president of the united states objective is very consistent and well known the complete verb flyable and irreversible denuclearization of the korean peninsula well our diplomatic editor james baker has been following this for us from new york and so james clearly trying to put a positive spin on his meetings but is there still some lingering uncertainty as to whether this summit between president trump and kim jong un will actually take place. yes i think there's a degree of uncertainty and one of the reasons for that uncertainty is the fact that the north korean envoy it now goes to d.c. to deliver a letter from his leader to the u.s. president we don't know what is in that letter number one number two we don't know how president trump will react to meeting
a senior north korean envoy certainly we were getting the message from the white house earlier on from president trump himself and from secretary here in new york that things are going well it's positive it's constructive but they don't seem to have had any of the guarantees they wanted any of the commitments they wanted before this summit took place he sidestepped questions about denuclearization and the definition of that and whether they're on the same page when he spoke to reporters and it's also interesting that both president trump and secretary pompei oh seeing or so i think potentially is a much more drawn out process remember a few weeks ago when we were told this was all going to happen at one big historic meeting well now president trump is talking about perhaps two claps three meetings with the north korean leader and secretary pompei are making it clear this is very complicated and it will be a long process. on peo was asked about the specifics there in the
conference about how denuclearization would take shape but that is something that he refused to address do we know if washington are any closer on that. no and it's the absolutely key question i think do they both agree with the same definition of nuclearization and the tane the same model in the same timeframe no one is answering that question at this stage in terms of on camera in terms of the secretary of state of the president or privately from any officials and i think it's quite possible when you listen to some of secretary pon payors sers that they could go to singapore before that is our he said the main thing was to get the atmosphere right where they had an atmosphere where he felt that the two leaders could make historic progress rather than a clear commitment before the green light is given to the summit i certainly think
the meetings in new york and it is in the end down to president trump and you never quite know which way he's going to jump and he's already called this summit off once but i think the meetings in new york perhaps make this summit more likely than it was before these meetings thank you very much our diplomatic editor james bays following a story in new york. canada and france have hit back at the u.s. decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports saying the move is unacceptable and illegal they will impose retaliatory measures as well the trump administration's tyrus against the e.u. canada and mexico will come into effect at zero four hundred g.m.t. on friday there are fears that the move will provoke a global trade war can really help it reports. u.s. commerce secretary wilbur ross made the announcement from paris where he was
attending an annual trade forum. tariffs of twenty five percent on steel and ten percent on aluminum imports into the united states from canada mexico and the european union all go into effect friday the move potentially sets in motion a trade war with some of the united states most important allies a claim the u.s. commerce secretary brushed off everybody has a remeron. very firmly every country does with others whose loathing weird about. it will get over it in due course in brussels the head of the european commission called it a bad day for world trade promising counter measures that could include retaliate tory tariffs u.s. goods into the e.u. and everything for blue jeans to motorcycles what they can do we are able to do exactly. the same it's totally up to the big contribution to look for
measures when it comes to. create france's junior trade minister promised a similar response suggesting the u.s. president may be misinformed. no more for the comes a point when one needs to look at the figures are not surprising. maybe president trump stop having shown him how much those european companies have invested in the united states create a job to assemble and produce. now those u.s. jobs could be at risk just as president donald trump seeks to fulfill one of his top campaign promises to protect the jobs of his supporters in america's steel and aluminum manufacturing sectors and kimberly joins us live now is how much concern is that in washington about how the retaliatory measures coming from what are actually u.s. allies how about could affect businesses and consumers there in the u.s.
well certainly there is an awful lot of concern by some members of congress particularly those who represent for example farming states like the u.s. state of michigan which borders cam about two thirds of its agriculture is shipped to the united states acts ordered rather and this is of grave concern given the fact that canada has announced for tally atory measures on u.s. goods that could take effect july first if the u.s. does not change course that are substantial twenty five percent and ten percent respectively so given the fact that the u.s. is facing from multiple countries trade actions challenges saying that the actions that the u.s. has done is illegal there certainly is concerned by prominent members of congress that say that well donald trump a set out to protect is manufacturing base and deliver on a campaign promise to protect american steel workers american lumina workers he may
be hurting other sectors of the u.s. economy by these actions and this comes just before the u.s. is set to meet. seven meeting in canada and. how awkward could some it end up being for president trump. tremendously and in fact of the commerce secretary even discussed it acknowledge this when asked by a reporter in a background call that took place earlier today he said look it we know this is going to be uncomfortable for u.s. allies because the justification that we've given for all of this is that this is being done to protect u.s. national security is the united states saying that canada mexico the european union is threatening u.s. national security that's exactly the argument they're making in set s. is they're saying that the trade actions of these countries are making the economy of the united states weaker and that threatens u.s.
national security and that's why they're taking these actions but certainly countries are taking exact exception to this characterization so not only will it be awkward at the g. seven but this is being shrugged off by the united states the congress secretary saying they were prepared for what they call periodic disagreements thank you very much i want house correspondent kimberly how with all the latest there's been a major political breakthrough in italy one that will snap elections the five star movement and far right parties say all conditions have been met to form a new government let's speak to nadine baba who is in rome for us any more details about this new deal between the anti-establishment parties. well they're slowly emerging mary. who was the prick the formerly the prime minister designates until last weekend has now gone back to the currently the presidential palace to meet sergio. he is expected to officially receive once again
the mandate to head to cabinet now he did that once before but then last sunday dramatically it all collapsed he renounced saying that he couldn't go ahead because sergio much rather the president had effectively vetoed the coalition's choice of economy minister paolo seven are now local media reporting that this new list that he's about to present includes palace of owner but in another role not as economy minister but perhaps e.u. affairs minister with someone else stepping in column e. this all has to be confirmed but it does look like a deal really has been struck with the blessing of everybody including the president and we understand that as soon as friday we could see the official swearing in of the new cabinet at the government headquarters just a few steps from here before perhaps as early as sunday the parliament here being asked to. have
a vote of confidence in that steam of course the fact that seven is still there will actually. indicate that this this might be a strongly euro skeptic lineup but it would also reassure people here in italy that they don't have to go anytime soon to fresh elections and also it might go some way to getting rid of those market jitters that we saw earlier in the week that's right there will be a sense of relief there in the country that another election has been avoided i suppose is this tension between euro skeptic and probably you fourth is is still something that is going to play out. absolutely surge a matter of the president said. he needed somebody he just couldn't allow somebody like palace of owner to be the economy minister because of the signal that would sense of financial markets he believed it would suggest that it's really could
eventually trying to leave the euro currency all the parties involved say nonsense we just want reform and many good telly and just want reform as well a new opinion poll suggests most italians do not want to see the country quit the eurozone because of the implications for the economy but there's a lot of unhappiness with institutions in brussels and i think that people will be looking to the un ministration to demand that otherwise this government seeks self might not last that very long thank you very much for the on the run and that it with al-jazeera much more still ahead for you on the program the red cross and surgeons intent gaza to treat thousands of wounded palestinians saying the health system is on the verge of collapse. spain's prime minister fights for his political life as a corruption scandal threatens to remove him and his party from power. hell
i was may and it left a legacy of record breaking temperatures in a few countries in northern europe and more recently a circulation of quite damaging sun distills which is still visible in the strips in western europe that's all changing slowly now because the temperatures for example in places like germany and poland and ukraine are coming down only slightly better away from record values and stockholm's already down to twenty which is cool things down a little bit the breeze a northerly out of the west and russia kids to the twenty three and to be honest for the next couple days that warms could be tempered by the potential for some big sun to storms for example jimmy the czech republic was favorite for thursday the western side of france maybe mr speight irrelevance folding or some stalls but still warm and humid for most places which i suppose is fair enough given the time
of year and that's the picture for saturday we've moved the well transpose the sums to was further east into what was warm and sunny to last two or three weeks so he's now warm and wet and the sun is rather more obvious in paris and in london for example so the mediterranean it's fine same is true in north africa and the temperatures in the high twenty's are pretty typical because clearly the cloud developing in algeria.
welcome back in with al jazeera a look at the top stories now the u.s. secretary of state says he made great progress in his talks with one of the korean leader kim jong un's most trusted lieutenants but he refused to confirm if a planned summit between president trump and kim jong un will take place. canada and france have hit back at the u.s. decision to impose tariffs on steel and alan many of them saying the move is unacceptable and illegal and that they will impose retaliatory measures on the leaders of five star movement and far right league policy say they've agreed on
a new cabinet to form a coalition government. held last ditch talks to avoid a new election and to end weeks of political turmoil. the u.n. security council is due to vote on a u.s. led resolution to continue existing sanctions against south sudan unless the fighting stops and the country sanctions include an arms embargo and action against the defense chief and five others. joins us live now from south sudan's capital juba and. you might say that there is a terrible humanitarian crisis playing out there in the world's youngest country and it's one that doesn't get the international community's attention very often just describe to us what four years of civil war have done to the country. like you've said the civil war has been going on for more than four years now
actually it's in its fifth year more than a third of the country's population. more than four million of the total in population is have been displaced whether inside it's also down or in neighboring countries the u.n. has said that more than seven million people are in dire need of humanitarian assistance and more than one million people are at risk of famine in the coming months if a system is delivered to them now the u.s. has been trying to push forward a renewal of sanctions are officials including like you've mentioned the minister of cabinets affairs and the minister of defense if if they manage to secure votes to renew those sanctions and push for an arms embargo that would be a huge victory the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. nikki haley has been trying to push for months for us or for u.n. arms embargo on the country south sudan's government has said that this is a threat. to its government and that these are just. efforts by the various international actors to to try to destabilize the country for the now the u.s. has said that no what they're trying to do is trying to make sure that they punish
those who are responsible for do you really the peace process in august twenty fifth in the government signed a peace deal with the with the opposition under rick machar but less than a year later that peace deal collapsed and. more opposing more opposition figures have emerged since then now there are more than fourteen different sides from the government to the opposition to various other actors there is a peace process that is being discussed right now today there was an extra ordinary concession of council of ministers by egads in which they came up with attempts to try with the resolutions to have the president and the former and the opposition leader direct much are to try to meet before july now it's not clear how far this peace process will go they have signed a suspension of hostilities in december last year but that was violated less than twenty four hours later so as you can see there's a lot of humanitarian situation the situation is at risk here. the u.s. is trying to as as they say they're trying to make sure that the country does not
deter you refer there and to try to stay to restabilize it but at the moment as a situation it is quite dire that's what's happening on the political side i think the united nations also said that the civil war in south sudan has resulted in the largest refugee crisis since the rwandan genocide any what about humanitarian efforts. the humanitarian community have appealed for more than a billion dollars to try to assist those in south sudan say that if not assisted like i said millions would be at risk of famine we're going on to the rainy seasons right now a lot of areas in south sudan a lot of pockets of areas where people are trapped will not be accessible to them without air drops and assistance so they are saying that they need more access to the humanitarian to to the civilians in south sudan and they need more security for
them the continuous fighting in several parts of south sudan is a big deterrence and they cannot access the civilian population but you and i said that over the past few weeks there has been a lot of people who have been to. place a lot of women who have been raped and a lot of supposed to have been killed and they you monitoring body of the piece and the monitoring body of the peace agreement has said that a lot of villages have been burned and they say that. conflict needs to come to an end well thank you very much for giving us a picture of what is happening there have been morgan in juba. well now to kenya where protest as a rallying over a corruption scandal at a government agency set up to help young people tens of millions of dollars have gone missing from the national youth service dozens of civil servants under investigation catherine so reports from nairobi the kenyans are making their voice hard loud and clear the they are protesting against corruption triggered by a scandal involving
a government agency ninety million dollars is missing from the national youth service we just set up to help the young unemployed by providing training dozens of people including senior officials at the agency are being investigated some have been charged allegations include payments for dubious supplies inflated costs and payouts for services that were never delivered in the fast place a man will give up his business to join the protest. has become very difficult. i work so hard for so little. president has said all the man will be recovered and found guilty will be held to account but many on this might say that previous such scandals have never been properly dealt with valerie and many projects yeah but their frustration felt by most kenyans want the government to do more in its fight against corruption they say that more people
should be going to prison than their assets frozen and that all the stolen money should be returned. oh i don't know it's not the first time the national youth service has been at the center of a corruption in two thousand and fifteen almost eight million dollars was stolen in a similar way there were four people were taken to court had only one was to storms so twenty three of them walked away scot free. if you look at the opposition even with. the ministry of foreign ministry and why is itself to a fairly good analysis. it's unlikely to come. to. these protesters say they're tired of having their money stolen they march to the high court with the police keeping their distance for a few tense minutes they blocked a convoy car in the chief justice. trials they finally ended up at the gates of
parliament. this is just one of many anti corruption rallies that have been held in . those staking pat hope those in power will finally start listening catherine al-jazeera nairobi kenya. the right process to send additional medical specialists and supplies to gaza to treat casualties from recent clashes along the border with israel the organization is warning that gaza is facing a major crisis after more than thirteen thousand palestinians were wounded in weeks of protests are a force that has more on this now and just to warn you that some of his report was filmed inside an operating theater. the red cross team here the surgical team is operating on a young man who was shot several weeks ago in the leg just above the ankle and what this is a follow up operation designed to remove fragments of bone which are still in the wound and could present a threat of further infection now this is this is very much the kind of thing which
is at the heart of this new i.c.r.c. appeal for more funding they want to more than double the number of staff that are here in gaza for the next six months now this is despite the fact that the height of the protests for now at least appear to be over but the long term nature of these injuries is what they're concerned about one thousand three hundred when are in bad need two three to five a complicated surgery and this is why the ancestry that khelein today with five point three million dollars to how to respond to the accutane needs at the health of food in gaza to increase the capacity of the fed to can and if that is a surgical unit in the gift hospital with them and also for the food said jones and there she is one hundred eleven team members were not there when he was out in the coming to that month so this is just one among the three thousand six hundred
people who have been injured by israeli sniper fire in the last few weeks during the protests which started on march the thirtieth early more than thirteen thousand injuries in total and so this is why the i.c.r.c. says it's important to maintain and indeed increase its presence here in gaza to look after those people going forward they're also of course concerned that there could be further injuries in protests which could take place in the coming days and weeks. nine people including two children have been injured in croatia after police opened fire on a van carrying refugees and migrants around twenty nine people mainly from afghanistan and iraq were traveling in a van when they tried to crash through a roadblock police had set up a barrier on to the van crossed the border illegally from bosnia croatia police have defended their actions saying the officers opened fire because they thought their lives were in danger. denmark's parliament has voted to ban full face veils
in public spaces it means women who wear burkas on the carbs in public spaces will be fined when the law comes into effect in august france germany and three other european countries have already implemented similar laws denmark's justice minister has previously said the veil is not compatible with danish values. well now spain's prime minister mariano rajoy is expected to be toppled as leader in a no confidence motion set for friday roy's party it has struggled to restore trust after is implicated in a major corruption scandal the fokker reports now from madrid. defending his leadership prime minister mariano rajoy arrived at parliament where a possible no confidence vote against him and his people's party is looming the motions being brought by the opposition socialist party leader pedro sanchez the motion calls for sanchez to replace roy as prime minister but if you're a boy are you going to resign mr a horny or are you going to keep clinging to the
position weakening democracy and weakening and appreciating the quality of the government institution the motion follows the jailing of twenty nine high ranking members of the party for illegally financing campaigns in the one nine hundred ninety s. and early two thousand. became the first prime minister in office to give evidence in a trial last year. former people's party treasurer lewis was among those convicted on monday once a close ally. he was given a thirty three year jail sentence and fined fifty one million dollars roy insists the corruption allegations don't affect anyone in government less than. the sentence doesn't say or blame the people's party for being corrupt or for creating an institutional corrupt system it doesn't say this will be helpful to read the sentence and read it well one hundred seventy six m.p.'s out of three hundred fifty here it means congress would need to support a vote of no confidence for the motion to pass the socialist no they can't do this
alone so they've drawn in support from their political rivals the leftist but their most party says it will back a vote of no confidence the centrists the other battles party says that it won't so it could all boil down to two smaller regional parties a castle and ask nationalist parties to force the prime minister out of office both regions say they'll now support the no confidence vote. catalan nationalist egot a punishment for clamping down hard on the region separatist movement after catalonia declared independence last year he's had one of the longest political careers in spanish history. and he is indeed a political survivor the pressure in the media the pressure in the street is the no most. two thing that he can stay for another two years is the fickle to envisage now but it's possible. he's already survived one attempt to depose him he has the backing of his policy. but his leadership's looking increasingly for. the balkan
al-jazeera madrid. more on the political crisis there in spain and well also you can see the developments there in italy right there on the front page front page of our web site al jazeera dot com. a quick reminder of the top stories now the u.s. secretary of state says he's made great progress in his talks with one north korean leader kim jong un's most trusted advises my pompei it says the negotiations and moving in the right direction the talks with kim young cello in new york is supposed to pave the way for summit between donald trump and kim jong un in june but pompei refused to confirm if the meeting would definitely happen. or two countries face a pivotal moment in our relationship in which it could be nothing short of tragic to let this opportunity go to waste. in my conversations with german kim jong un to
be on your own today with vice chairman kim jung il been very clear the president of the united states objective is very consistent and well known to complete for flyable an irreversible the nuclear a should of the korean peninsula well in all the developments canada and france have hit back at the us decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports saying the move is unacceptable and illegal they will retaliate u.s. commerce secretary it will be a ross says the twenty five percent tariff on steel and a ten percent tariff on out of many i'm a targeted at canada mexico and the e.u. the measures is set to come into effect at zero four hundred g.m.t. on friday ross says the door remains open for negotiations. the leaders of italy's five star movement and far right parties say they've agreed on a new cabinet to form a coalition government appears selvin into each demaio held last ditch talks to avoid a new election president reller ejected that earlier cabinet proposal which included
a year skeptic nominee for economy minister. the united nations security council is due to vote on a u.s. led resolution to continue existing sanctions against south sudan unless fighting stops in the country the sanctions include an arms embargo an action against the defense chief and five others and hundreds of people have marched in kenya's capital nairobi as public anger grows over corruption president is under increasing pressure to take action after a number of recent scandals implicating major government ministries i was the top stories at the stream is coming up next and then more news after that in about half an hour's time.
i am fairly ok and you're in the street and i'm ali could be today we're diving into three stories that are buzzing online we begin in gaza where the largest flare up of violence between hamas and israel since the twenty four team cause of war appears to be over people on social media have been talking about the news using hashtags gaza and gaza under attack on wednesday hamas announced that armed groups in the gaza strip how did agree to a cease fire with israel the news followed a night of air attacks on choose day by aimed at several hamas and islamic jihad positions joining us to talk about this we have harry forsett he's a senior correspondent with al-jazeera english he's covering the story for our network and. is a student a social media activist in gaza having for rise.