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of trade to change travel routes even for it cows being flown in to create a new dairy industry not to mention all the while us here at al-jazeera continuing to do our jobs while the four blockading countries called for the network to be closed down so join us later on tuesday will be nine pm here in doha will be live out and about at the qatar a cultural village from how an international airport in doha and from kuwait city has mediation efforts continue plus in studio guests and experts and we'll be live streaming on facebook twitter and periscope so you can watch wherever you are and send us your thoughts and questions gulf crisis one year on al-jazeera news special eighteen hundred hours g.m.t. on tuesday we'll see you then. jordan's king abdullah has won that his country is at a crossroads as protests of a proposed tax hikes continue the speaker of parliament is valid to reject the measure that forced prime minister. to resign d.c.
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reports it's official jordan's government has responded to the people's demands by accepting to replace prime minister hani and wilkie. parliament speaker out of a total nut told al-jazeera he will reject the law that initially sparked protests last thursday. although it seems to the protesters demands have been met they continue to march for the fifth night in a row people are looking for a paradigm shift they're not looking for changing faces like you know. second one prime minister and getting another one they're looking for a change in their policies and the policies have been detrimental to the daily lives of the people and jordan and they are looking for changes in these in these policies they want to make it clear to the government that simply replacing him with the same old same will not fly the mystic or. the resignation is a first step to reduce the tension that exists in the country the second step which is the main step is to withdraw the decision backing up dollars from the parliament
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otherwise things will not calm down. the protests broke out after an milky under pressure by the i.m.f. announced his plan to raise income tax by at least five percent. the taxes were aimed at shrinking jordan's thirty seven billion dollars debt that's equivalent to ninety five percent of the country's annual output jordan's a dependent economy has been struggling with a dramatic cut in donations by the u.a.e. u.s. and saudi arabia and a large influx of refugees from the surrounding conflicts have added to the crisis king abdullah met with reporters promising reforms in saying the country must meet its challenges challenges the middle class hope they won't have to pay for how middleburg d.c. al-jazeera. rescuers are trying to reach remote areas following the volcanic eruption of mt for a go in guatemala at least sixty two people are known to have died but that number is expected to rise eruption is one of those most powerful reason is because
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thousands of residents to flee and smothered surrounding villages with the government estimates around one point seven million people have been affected but david mercer went up to the air of the volcano earlier and told us what he saw. what it was an incredibly green country especially during the rainy season which has just started and everything was gray everything was ashen everything was covered with a very thick layer of ash this town there this village that i was in looks like much of it was actually wiped out this pirate technic a lot of float came down and cover buildings. covered cars trapping people in their house it happened so quickly that you know dozens and dozens of people were just an able to get out of their house to a very bizarre an eerie scene watching these rescue workers in bright clothes you know walking around as very great sort of desolate dead landscape certainly getting
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into these areas the access itself has been very very challenging there was an eruption this morning the game which caused the rescue workers media etc to have to hightail it and get out of the area very very very quickly and these pirates technic flows can come down at hundreds of kilometers an hour so people really having to be very careful now the ground is very hot as well still you can see these steam vents which are releasing this heat and so as as the rescue workers at this stage they're no longer looking for survivors they're there trying to dig out the dead bodies but as they go deeper and deeper into these houses and into the ground into the ash trying to look for trying to look for bodies the temperature just rises and rises and rises so you know all morning i saw these rescue workers. i'm sure firefighters police military walking around their faces covered with soot and ash and sweating from both the heat of the of the coast and also the heat of the lava which was underneath them one point in time lots more still to come here
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on the news hour including thankfully the president hasn't done anything wrong and wouldn't have any need for a pardon the white house says donald trump can pardon himself if he breaks the law but does he have the legal authority. binyamin netanyahu calls on germany to take a tougher approach towards iran's nuclear program. and in sports could a concussion injury explain this goalkeepers poor performance in the european champions league finale that's also. israel says it's going to take money from taxes it collects for palestinians to compensate israelis for fire damage to their land it says palestinians protesting in gaza carried out attacks damaging forests and farms israel says the demonstrators caused the fires by attaching incendiary devices to kites one hundred
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twenty one palestinians were killed by israeli soldiers since protests the board of again in late march bennett smith has more from western lucilla. israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu wants to make the deductions for damage he says has been caused to agricultural fields and nature reserves and forests by the burning kites that have been floated over from gaza into israeli territory the palestinian authority says to do this would be robbery and a cowardly aggression israel collects sometimes says and revenues on behalf of the palestinian authority and sends them over to the p.a. every month and previously israel has threatened to withhold taxes for actions taken by the p.a. that israel doesn't approve of there's no indication yet of how much israel is threatening to withhold what the tax off already has previously estimated the damage just to agricultural land has come in at about one half million dollars and it suggests that if you add nature reserves and fields in other areas to that that
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could increase the cost for. israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu has called on germany to adopt a tough approach towards iran which he says must be prevented from developing a nuclear weapon he's been meeting chancellor angela merkel in berlin netanyahu warned against allowing iran to expand its influence in the middle east calling the nation a threat to the world don it came as more from the. when german and israeli heads of government meet there are always expressions of deep friendliness of the importance of the relationship between their two countries given the historical legacy the point also to make is amongst the expressions of friendliness there are differences of opinion specifically regarding iran and the deal that was agreed several years ago concerning the nuclear program that iran had and how that could be put to one side certainly iran search for a nuclear weapon coming to this meeting mr netanyahu and make clear his concerns were iran and iran and there were certainly concerns that emerged during the joint
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news conference given by both leaders iran's calls for our destruction. but it's also super nuclear weapons to carry out its genocidal designs we know that for a fact this visit to berlin is the first stop in a whistle stop tour as it were of europe's capitals taking in berlin taking in paris taking in london where mr netanyahu will be meeting with the heads of government heads of state to try to get their support for his view which is that the deal with iran needs to be repudiated as it has been by the united states government of president donald trump but so far at least the european leaders have been steadfast have said no they believe that the best way to prevent an iranian nuclear weapon is by this deal being enforced behind all of it is of course their concern that european industries that want to invest in tehran are now concerned about what might happen if sanctions are imposed. we need some kind of regulation
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we also say that we need to talk about their activities in syria that we think that three tough negotiations this will be possible. well iran's supreme leader says his country has no intention of curbing its ballistic missile program and will respond harshly if attacked. hominidae gave the latest warning on monday he said iran's missile program is crucial for the country's defense and the terrible attack ten times more if provoked by western nations. that if he. had some europeans are talking about both iran coping with the sanctions and to limiting our defensive missile program which is essential for the future of the country i'm telling these european governments this stream will never come true lead to new zealand foreign ministry has summoned the italian him back to explain comments made by its in his new interior minister on sunday matteo salvini said the region would no longer be what he called europe's refugee camp and that to newsy ascends of the
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conflicts the far right leader made the statements in puzzle one of the main arrival points for refugees migrants making the illegal crossing from north africa well aside from the divisive issue of immigration italy's new coalition government is also facing major social problems many impoverished areas are seeing a rise in organized crime one such community is the seaside town of ostia for my son i get reports. the sun and the mediterranean sea provide a welcome distraction from italy's recent political dramas this is also a popular resorts on the roman coast. and this is also austria the one. we are marginalized and i was. ok we're living in a bellow you live i'm dying of hunger and living in a carriage it is a deeply divided place where people feel politics has failed them in its place
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organized crime has filled the gap through drug trafficking and extortion. the local five star movement who took control of the council last year has promised to crack down on the gangs and rebuild the area so the problems are very real it's a marginalized place there are drugs there's crime but people here have been forgotten and it's a neighborhood such as this one here where people feel they have really been abandoned let down by governments over the years and while a new set of politicians is promising change there's very little faith that will actually happened. without political support those living here have had to take it upon themselves to make it more habitable including creating spaces for children to play with and once was nothing the local councils responsibility assumed by those whom it's supposed to serve. the everything that's been done here has been done on
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my ass and it's not because we do not want to work but there's always been a wall between the citizens and the operative. and the problems here have also been acknowledged by the head of the roman catholic church during a visit on sunday the first in fifty years by a pontiff pope francis condemned the organizations that have turned austria into a power center of mass violence just. about jesus wants the walls of indifference and silence to be breached i am balls of oppression and arrogance torn asunder and paul sclera for justice civility and legality. it is a stance a plea a new era in italian politics everyone here knows there is much work to be done to take an immense effort politically and otherwise to wrest ostia away from the stranglehold of the local mafia gangs who wield enormous power outages era last
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year the president of catalonia says he will meet spain's new prime minister kim torah said he's exchanged messages with sanchez on the region's future following last year's unilateral declaration of independence which was declared illegal no dates yet been set for discussions david schaper reports from a trip. the new socialist prime minister pedro sanchez started his first day in office by welcoming the ukrainian president petro poroshenko to madrid it was a long standing gauge went on the former prime minister mariano rajoy diplomatic diary close aides were both leaders must have had a long night shoring up new briefing notes after a loss the vote of no confidence. but the real focus of the day was on a prison compound deep in the countryside outside madrid the newly elected president of the regional government in catalonia kim torah was paying
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a call on five of his former colleagues behind bars awaiting trial on charges of rebellion and sedition. but the main question was is that knowledge chance of a new dialogue between madrid and barcelona and i think. we have exchanged messages and agreed to meet as soon as possible it's important for me to emphasize that we are going through an exceptional situation in this country we want to know what type of prime minister we're going to find the one who condemned the independence referendum or a new man that statement from the catalonian president now leaves the diplomatic ball very much in the court of pedro sanchez but he's got a lot on his plate already he's got to form a new government but both men realize if they're going to take this opportunity they've got to take it soon. a right wing rally over the weekend in the spanish capital condemned the no confidence vote. as a constitutional. calling for a new election with
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a new prime minister having only eighty four socialist votes in the three hundred fifty seat parliament that new election could come soon. to al-jazeera madrid time for a short break here in al-jazeera when we come back where we're actually physically being targeted by a president when fighting for power we look at what's been called a wave of candidates for the u.s. midterm elections. and his supporters rafael nadal stays on course for an eleven french open title santa will have that story in that state. i. mean the weather sponsored by cattle. because some really nasty weather now making its way towards high and then that of course is out tropical depression not too concerned about the winds on this system
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but this accusation producing copious amounts of. into the southwest of china hi nancy saying some of that well right across the gulf of tonkin the good parts of northern vietnam also seeing heavy downpours through choose day going on into wednesday may even pep up a little by this stage the system continues to destruct a little further north woods in the right anywhere across southern parts of china can expect to see some rather heavy downpours even hong kong we could see some flash flooding coming in here than this would go on through the course of this week meanwhile some showers they join up with the showers really that we have in place just around the philippines easing over towards southern parts of vietnam looking a little just some areas of cambodia too and also pushing across into the good parts of thailand so thirty three celsius of bangkok big downpours thirty three cells just fine in try their best and sunshine for as is the case too into kuching for the southeast generally settled and sunny to casa also out around thirty three
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degrees meanwhile this remake away across the goal the monsoon showers making good progress now there pushing up across a good part of southern india the weather. and. the i.m.f. said riyadh's a break even price for twenty eighteen is likely to be around eighty eight dollars a barrel why is argentina again turning to the i.m.f. for help now we bring you the stories that are shaping the economic world we live in counting the cost on al-jazeera. i'm. going to like. the world's pollinate says are in decline. in this episode. we meet entomologists on opposite sides of the planet protecting insects of all sizes crucial to preserving food chains. i've come to the u.k.
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to see how all the industrial sites are being turned into bug reserves in an attempt to reverse this worrying trend. fighting insect to get on on al jazeera. welcome back a quick recap of the top stories here on the news hour qatar's foreign minister has told al-jazeera that doha won't offer any compromises to the country's blockading it dismissed reports of threats of military action by riyadh it's been a year since saudi arabia the u.a.e. egypt and bahrain imposed a blockade on qatar claiming it was a supporter of terrorism doha denies the charges. jordan's king abdullah has won
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that his country is at a crossroads as protests over proposed tax hikes continue thousands of demonstrators return to the streets of the capital amman late on monday to protest forced upon minister to quit. and at least sixty two people have been killed in the hundreds more injured during a volcanic eruption in guatemala residents fled their homes off the larger nash smothered surrounding villages shelters have been set up for around three thousand residents the government says around two million people have been affected by the eruptions. now donald trump's former campaign manager paul manifold is being accused of witness tampering prosecutors say money for trying to send encrypted messages to two people they used to work with at a firm that promotes the interests of ukraine with more this let's cross to hard as it was mike hanna in washington d.c. mike so what more details are emerging about these allegations against poor man of fort well the allegations have been brought by lawyers from robert miller's team
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the special counsel who's investigating the way the issue of russian involvement it within the u.s. election now they maintain that manifold has been in touch with some witnesses and named in the document that they have brought before a judge to call for an urgent hearing to alter the terms of his bail manifold was released on bail and a house arrest pending his court cases but now these prosecutors are arguing that because of this witness tampering because of his attempts to get in touch with witnesses he should be remanded into custody pending of that trial itself and how serious might could this all before president trump. well at this stage it has little to do with president trump given that poor man of foot is essentially facing financial charges he's facing charges of lobbying illegally among the things that the prosecutors allege she tried to do was contacted partners in
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a lobbying firm to insist that they deny that they ever lobbied in the united states that they had lobbied in europe lobbying in the united states without registration is a crime without registration as a foreign agent but the issue is too is why did robert miller's lawyers bring this particular case one possible answer is that one of the witnesses and named in the in the lawyers application may be connected to that wider probe that robert muller is carrying out aren't my kind of the in washington mike thank you well the latest news about pull money for it comes as donald trump has stated he has the absolute right to pardon himself from any possible charges kimberly health has more. it was no solution with the russia he said it over no collusion and over no collusion and over again there is absolutely no colors of u.s.
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president donald trump insists no one for his campaign worked with the russian government during his twenty sixteen election but with the potential for more criminal indictments looming the president is stepping up his attacks on the band investigating his campaign special counsel robert mueller in a monday morning tweet trump said it was unconstitutional to appoint muller in the first place but in another tweet he claims that if muller decides trump did anything wrong i have the absolute right to pardon myself certainly the constitution very clearly lays out the law and once again the president hasn't done anything wrong and we feel very comfortable in that front it's not certain that trump himself is under investigation but muller does want to talk to him trump has faced accusations of obstruction of justice ever since he fired the head of the f.b.i. james comey over the russia investigation his latest tweets raise serious concerns
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the president may now be preparing to fire moller as well but it also begs the question about whether the president can actually pardon himself no president has ever done it but an internal department of justice memo for nine hundred seventy four just before president richard nixon resigned from office following similar accusations says the commander in chief cannot pardon himself still for some legal analysts the latest truck tweets suggest something else if he isn't worried about committing a crime then there's no need to have a pardon so it certainly suggests a guilty mindset and he's afraid that the walls are closing in a number of people have already been charged to probe including trucks former campaign manager paul matter for michael flynn trump's former national security advisor pled guilty. never to lie to the f.b.i. scholars are divided on whether a president can pardon himself but if donald trump is charged in later self pardons
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his actions would almost certainly be challenged in court kimberly help at al-jazeera at the white house well it's pretty unclear finkelstein she's the director of ethics and the rule of law university of pennsylvania law school she joins us via skype from miami how surprised are you by donald trump's tweet that he has the absolute right to pardon himself when does the president of the united states even have the legal and constitutional power to do this or is trump just making this up the president does not have the legal power to pardon himself apart from the one nine hundred seventy four memo that made that clear it would be an utter abuse of the pardon power the fact that a president has a power under the constitution doesn't mean that in the exercise of that power he can't exceed the bounds of the legal use of that power president trump bragged during his campaign that he could shoot someone on fifth avenue and not lose any
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fans and this would essentially allow him to shoot someone on fifth avenue and not be called to justice for it because he could immediately pardon himself after he had done it apart from the issue of state crimes which a pardon wouldn't touch so it definitely would place him above the reach of the law and that is not what any phrase in our constitution was intended to do and trump insists he's done nothing wrong if that's the case then why does he and his lawyers feel a need to say this now. he's deeply concerned about the degree to which the investigation is getting closer and closer to him the previous segment that you ran with the news about paul manna for just very concerning i assume from his perspective because paul metaphor knows an awful lot about the president and how he ran his campaign we have increasing reason to think that the president was connected with that meeting that was held in trump tower with russian
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lawyer bets on that sky and that there is increasing evidence that he was in regular contact and his campaign was in contact with russia therefore as he starts to see the legal possibilities and pulled and in addition to that he may end up having to answer on a subpoena in the stormy daniels case he would like to try to establish that he is beyond the reach of the law and that simply is not our constitutional tradition and no no constitutional interpretation could make sense if that's the result that it would generate unclear we know that after the watergate scandal president richard nixon resigned in one thousand seventy four just three days after his advisors told him he couldn't pardon himself is this in a different for trump. it's not only difference every constitutional phrase including article two of the constitution which sets out the president's powers has
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to be interpreted and they all such phrases have to be interpreted according to common sense in the dish and that very phrase contains an exception to the pardon power namely the words except in cases of impeachment and that phrase can just mean that the president can't pardon himself with regard to impeachment it must mean that the spirit is that he can't put himself beyond the reach of impeachment by exonerating himself in advance any wrongdoing clearly make it a final thought from you before you go i mean trump's lawyers have claimed that the moon investigation is illegal even trump tweeted that it's unconstitutional what's your legal assessment just briefly there's no basis for thinking that it's unconstitutional he must be trying to attack the special counsel statute itself but muller was appointed according to
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a statute that was passed by congress so unless you think that that statute itself was unconstitutional which i don't see the basis for i don't see the argument that it's not a legal and valid investigation claire finkelstein thank you for talking to al-jazeera thanks so much. now the protests in nicaragua new u.s. sanctions against venezuela have dominated talks of the organization of american states annual meeting u.s. secretary of state might pump aoe has renewed a call to suspend venezuela from the group to send what he called a powerful message to president maduro and fishes more. with an exploding volcano in guatemala with deadly protests and they could argue or an ongoing crisis in venezuela the organization of american states and you assembly couldn't have been more timely than a thirty five nations at the gathering in washington it's only a few are dominating discussion. after weeks of protests the nikken argue where more than one hundred people have died calling for the president resignation
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countries here expressed growing concern but he could argue his foreign minister claims it's locked in a battle with criminal gangs nicaragua has come to this general assembly to express its commitment to peace security and stability of our nation which is currently undergoing an attack by criminal groups america's new secretary of state mike pompeo was addressing the oas for the first time revisiting what he sees is an old problem is demanding greater sanctions against venezuela and as president nicolas maduro a call on fellow member state to apply additional pressure on the media regime including sanctions and further diplomatic isolation until such time as a hundred takes the actions necessary to return genuine democracy and provide people desperately needed access to international humanitarian aid. we call on the oas nations to do this today as the small round of applause died the venezuelan delegation insisted the u.s. was breaching the rules of the organization it was calling to action you do not
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have the moral authority of any kind of trying to undermine our government and we see that in the articles articles nineteen to twenty of this charter you are violating the oas charter the un charter and what are you seeking. cause to suspend venezuela from the or us are virtually redundant venezuela itself has said it's going to leave the organization and that two year process will end in next year but it's clear that while venezuela says it won't take any part in the formal gathering here in washington it won't allow what it perceives to be attacks to go unanswered . because we do know one a new six year term as venezuela's president last month in an election which was widely criticized internationally but the u.s. position in venezuela is a big challenge to the us latin caribbean nations have always been reluctant to give the country it regards as a long term friend an ally but there is a sense that patience is running out no one is clear what comes after the words of
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condemnation own fisher as the or us general assembly in washington the executive chairman of the u.s. coffee chain starbucks is stepping down thirty six years after joining the company howard schultz oversaw the expansion of starbucks into the biggest coffee chain in the world his departure comes at the end of a difficult period for the company hundreds of stores were closed across the u.s. last week for staff training on race relations. well on tuesday eight states in the united states will choose counted it's four in the vendor's midterm elections a large number of women standing for the democrats in the congressional primaries the party wants to regain the majority in the house of representatives as kristen salumi has moved from new jersey. i am writing back to me i am i guess she is a former navy pilot federal prosecutor and first time political candidate mike use relish also the leading fundraiser in
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a crowded field of democrats running to represent new jersey's eleventh congressional district a seat that has been held by a republican man for the last twenty four years we see so many women running we see so many veterans running because we feel like it's time for new leadership in washington it's a common sentiment among democrats particularly women who were actually physically being targeted by a president not only here in suburban new jersey but around the country and we have twenty four seats we need to flip in this midterm election and i'm running to flip one where they hope to win enough seats to retake the majority in the house and female candidates are leading the charge on tuesday nearly one hundred women from both political parties many of them newcomers to politics will be on the ballot in congressional primaries continuing a year long trek an unprecedented number of women are taking part in state and local elections and often times winning and what some have described as a. mobilization started the day after president trump's inauguration when women
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marched by the millions expressing concern about last reproductive rights and immigration experts point out there's now a lot at stake here who controls who is she who controls the house of representatives will control the purse will control the investigative power will ultimately if necessary control the impeachment process this election is a very i'm bored. president trump is also working hard to rally his base in two thousand and sixteen more white women voted for him than hillary clinton i think people were surprised that right about that outcome and so now i think of a thing enough like too much and it's time for a change many voters say this year women are more engaged and outraged by the president's alleged mistreatment of women you can't be to visit you need to be a unifying leader and that.

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