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western influence at the door china was a buffer zone but it is paying a heavy price to maintain the keim regime china wants to join the reconstruction work in north korea was this is down the news that the summit is now back on has generated optimism that sanctions on north korea may ease and with that a boom in business in dando property prices have soared leading the local government to tighten regulations china recently resumed flights between beijing n.p.r. yeah china may not be at the negotiation table but i'll be looking to make its presence felt. of joins me now from beijing of flows where as you say while all eyes might be on singapore china knows all too well that it really does have that vested interest in the outcome of these talks. absolutely these two countries have been really close allies in the past from the time when
china to north korea in the korean war sending its troops to fight alongside north korea with backing from russia in terms of military equipment and chairman mao the late chinese leader had once that this relationship was as close as lips and teeth but you know the relationship has waned somewhat in the last few years particularly after the north korean leader kim jong un took over following his father's death now he had his own uncle executed a man who had extremely close ties with the chinese officials and then this relationship cooled even further between china and north korea when china started backing tough u.n. sanctions on north korea following north korea's repeated missile tests last year so now and but you know we're seeing those ties start to warm again as i mentioned there was the meeting between kim jong un and paying in dollars and in may that was the second time that the leaders the two leaders had met it was their second meeting in the same year and they hadn't met at all previously face to face this
was clearly china wishing to show you know that it still has influence over north korea and this influence is very obvious particularly in trade the two countries jointly operate for hydro power plants built on the yalu river which is on the border between north korea and china are said to be two more under construction that's very close trade ties between the two countries now answer china what china would like to see out of the summit i suppose is it doesn't want to see it doesn't want the best case scenario for china really would be for stability in north korea in which case it could ultimately lead to perhaps withdrawal of u.s. troops in the in south korea on the korean peninsula it could perhaps lead to a dissolution of the military alliance between south korea and the. u.s. now but however u.s. defense secretary has already said any talks and troops u.s. troops withdrawal from the korean peninsula is going to be
a separate discussion so that's likely not going to happen but ultimately what china would like to see is a stable north korea one that it can perhaps can one that it can continue to trade closely with and have close ties with of course while this is all going on florence we have obviously the major conferences the g. seven that trump is coming from and that's been rather dysfunctional but there has been another gathering in china one of the senior political figures and security figures hosted by china that's been called a success that's right this is the shanghai cooperation organization this is and this is a grouping that was set up in two thousand and one it's led by china and russia there were originally six members now and there are eight they included india and pakistan last year now some see this as a sort of counterweight to the groupings in the blocs led and dominated by the u.s. and other western powers and now and especially with the inclusion of india this
can turn out to be a rather rather more rather more powerful economic grouping now and these countries will also be watching very closely the outcome of the summit in singapore especially russia and china who are also who were part of the now defunct part talks to denuclearize the korean peninsula so they will be watching the outcome of this summit very closely or will leave the floors of course are keeping things from both beijing and of course singapore to thank you. still quite a lot ahead here on al-jazeera including refugees from one of the world's biggest camps are given a chance to share their stories with a global audience live and the taliban in afghanistan announces a three day ceasefire to mark the end of ramadan. also a grand slam title at last fall simona halep turn to honor we'll hear all about that it's called.
saudi arabian state security has arrested a second women's rights activist in the space of three days. ronnie was arrested for posting on social media her support for a new phone. he was detained on wednesday the arrests come in the same week where saudi arabia issued its first driving licenses to women as part of a series of modernization reforms. rescuers in guatemala say now it's almost impossible to find any survivors following a volcanic eruption there a week ago around two hundred people are still unaccounted for their relatives have been trying to find them after a rescue team suspended their operation at least one hundred nine people have been confirmed dead in the mount of eruption sanchez has more. well governmental agencies and catholic groups have been coming here to the town. this
is a center for relief supplies there are about twenty shelters around the kaino here in two of them we visited one of them with a lot of women and children there they have they are receiving blankets and food and clothes and water and so on but also very importantly many of these victims of the tragedy nearly one week ago are receiving psychological help inevitably when one person starts talking about what they live they start crying they are traumatized by these terrible events here in what they now there have been two explosions on friday two explosions that experts say are normal however the volcano continues its activity and it will take at least two and two and a half weeks for the need to come down as the experts say in the meantime it is
very dangerous still to go back to the villages that were that suffered the most and also experts are saying that the heavy rains could also caution mudslides posing a risk to the communities around the volcano. two more people are being killed in antigovernment protests in nicaragua both gunshot wounds rights groups accuse the government of using paramilitaries against the demonstrators protesters are demanding the resignation of president daniel ortega at least one hundred thirty seven have been killed in violence since mid april the catholic church to mediate in the crisis have so far failed. an attack by a ukrainian a far right group on a roma camp on the outskirts of kiev has called attention of human rights activists but this video appears to show the incident on thursday in which men armed with hammers and axes dismantled tents in
a park the national. founded by the veterans of ukraine's campaign against pro russian separatists in the east is the fourth such attack on rome's population in the last month. south asian and where the taliban in afghanistan has announced a three day ceasefire to mark the end of ramadan it's the first such true since the group was toppled by the us led invasion in two thousand and one taliban fighters say they will stop all offensive operations during the either for the muslim holiday later this month except against foreign forces follows a similar announcement by the afghan government political and security analysts simple can cease fires like these are essential before the two parties can start long term peace negotiations. their desire to start a reconciliation process with the taliban has picked up mend your mouth with a very open office a few months ago i bowed out offer to the taliban to start with you should again
and then i'll bring back you know what this offer has come up from that i mean that woman saying that this should be a cease fire and you know it cease fires that essential before you start and you're wrong the peace negotiations and we can see action process but i still consider it's a very small kind of the c.p.m. we have yet to see any negotiation process we start at the. state department state . until just for pakistani people also i think people yesterday build momentum and the minute that i live on to come up with the count off and agree to lenny's three day off another thing i'd like to add which is significant about this first of all of the u.s. forces of the west while the u.s. side being too nice. there was no distinction made within the taliban about continuing the operation against the neckcloth and the taliban use given our we've had these kind of awful errors all our odd kind of interventions from the us there
always draw a distinction between the i mean that block which is on the list from the nations less as declared them or stop in isolation and usually that division is is. that what they're talking about. but this time there's been a blanket kind of that are awful of firearms the being fired against the taliban. so i don't hog responsibly it's going well but there is a lot of momentum on restarting. with the taliban again. refugees and one of the world's largest kind of being beamed around the world in a rare web streaming event they could become kenya houses about one hundred eighty five thousand people from south sudan somalia ethiopia. other countries the ted x. organization arranges lectures around the world to try and change perceptions. listening to cuba for the event. it's been an extraordinary day here at the refugee
camp here in north western kenya this is a refugee camp that houses around one hundred eighty five thousand refugees in this ted x. cacouna camp talk today this is something that's really been inspiring for a lot of the residents here the organizers are hoping with this event to showcase the positive impact that refugees that have had made not just in this camp not just in this country but all around the world now earlier i spoke with melissa fleming she's the chief u.n.h.c.r. spokesperson also one of the co-hosts of this event and i asked her how an event like this was going to help try to reshape the narrative around refugees and how refugees are perceived around the world most europeans or americans are astray and think that all the refugees are coming their way frankly most of them are in countries like kenya eighty five percent and yet they're invisible and we were hoping with this event today can't we could really illuminate the camp but not only that the extraordinary refugees and the talents and the ideas they have by putting
them on as powerful a stage as the ted stage many of the speakers here today are refugees among them actors singers musicians poets there was one young woman in particular of the twenty two year old refugee from south sudan her name is mary mark here she spoke with me and told me that she came back to this camp after she had left office so that she could teach children here and why that was so important to her. i look at the population in the. especially the population of the most of them a hopeless and seeing me as their teacher who is almost their peer will actually encourage them to to move on to push on to see that life is not about to come. life is something mall ahead and that's what i want them to believe it and every time i'm in my class teaching them biology our business. i'm not just
teaching business. i'm teaching business of set of statistics. that will help them everybody i've spoken with here today has told me they believe an event like this is extremely important not just because it counteracts negative stereotypes about refugees but also because it will inspire so many refugees around the world. well still ahead here on al-jazeera will take you to a stumbles biggest music festival to tell you how it's real goal is promoting musical education. a mentor thomas in southeastern australia where there's an outbreak of the state government here is using taxpayers' money to prop up the timber industry by sight looking around here destroyed not just forests on the wildlife that relies on. the stones get football fever over the world cup we take a look at how the sport is growing in some unexpected corners of the globe that's all coming up in sports so do stay with us.
i. mean the weather sponsored by cattle. place aside we have now got some quiet weather pushing into the southeast of china off the rack tropical cyclone of course the tropical storm that's in the process of pulling out of the way hong kong around thirty two degrees maybe thirty three was some rain for a time just around the eastern side of the country but that will ease off a firm ounce of plan here was to go through monday well cloud the cloud here over towards the southwest northern parts of vietnam the piece of big downpours here but the really big downpours they are going to be reserved for the philippines northern part of the philippines in particular we already have some flooding in lose a look at this huge massive cloud here so being driven through on the southwest monsoon showers longer spells of rain fading out with the next tropical system
which is out in the open waters of the northwest pacific dragging that very heavy rain across much. still lose on not just for sunday monday looks like another wet once a widespread flooding is very likely to be a big problem here is that in the coming days what weather to across the good parts of thailand that case as we go on through the next few days and it joins up with the southwest monsoon yet this that one again that's pushing in across much of the being goal really heavy rain there into me and into the final face of india with further heavy showers for a good part of the west into. the weather still. a history and. a place. in his nation created from statements population. why. fight for independence from. chronicling turbulent still strong constant. history in burma.
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back you're watching the al-jazeera news arts a whole rubbed a reminder of all top stories donald trump has passed it. u.s. representatives not to endorse the joint communique on trade put out by the g seven leaders in canada all members had signed the deal but the u.s. president appears to have changed his mind following comments by canada's prime minister at a news conference donald trump has left those talks and is on his way to singapore ahead of tuesday's historic summit with north korean leader kim jong il the u.s. president says the meeting will be a one time shot for kim to end his nuclear program and achieve what he called peace and prosperity. rescuers in guatemala say now it's almost impossible to find any survivors after a volcanic eruption there a week ago around two hundred people are unaccounted for their relatives have been trying to find them after rescue teams suspended their operations. let's go back to our top story now and of course comments made by the canadian prime
minister as donald trump left the g seven meeting in canada joining me now is jeff stacy former state department official who served in the obama administration and joins me now from washington d.c. good to have you with us mr states on the program just your initial reaction to the comments made by president trump of the canadian prime minister well they were very polite to say the least and this seems to fit with the fact that the president arrived late to this g. seven summit and left early and it's now raining here in washington d.c. which is slightly symbolic of how things are shaping up at this moment is this the type of have you ever heard diplomatic language like this from an american president to another head of state. i think this absolutely is without precedent we would have to dig back very far several hundred year history of u.s.
relations with foreign governments allies or adversaries even adversaries you don't speak like this to them and this is canada this is our northern neighbor we have more trade relations with canada than any other country it's absolutely preposterous and unfortunately it's not only negative in that sense but we also have very serious strategic issues at play related to iran related to north korea all of these issues are linked our allies are now questioning whether the u.s. is a safe reliant allied leader of the alliance as it used to be housetrained all these relations so far what we've already had comments during the last seventy two hours from president trump that it might be a good idea to bring russia back into the g. seven well that right there from the start before he even iran had allies even more upset and frustrated russia of course was kicked out in two
thousand and fourteen because it invaded the borders of another state. bien crimea and if you think about it the size of the russian economy is too small to even be in this club to begin with it's about the size of spain brazil is even larger and it was led in only for a geo strategic reasons and it was kicked out for geo strategic reasons it hasn't amended its behavior we are talking about a country who has interfered in the us elections to a very detrimental way to the point where jim clapper is claiming that this probably swung the us election when you have to reason may the british prime minister saying when you have an ally that you disagree with you tell them to their face and saying it publicly at a press conference after the g seven meeting one wonders how this is going to resolve itself or how you might say the wounds are going to heal because it seems
that president trump doesn't care what he says when he says it how he says it or who he says it to i think those words are very accurate in fact this is disappointing because he's now headed to singapore for a very very serious high stakes level meeting with a major adversary of the western alliance in the u.s. in particular starting with japan its closest ally in the pacific and if you absolutely behave like this use language like this you are setting up one precedent after another in these are not positive precedents they are negative precedents we have had a debacle in quebec are we headed for one in north korea we're talking of debacle is are we actually heading towards a trade war now if we puts the career summit to one side trade is something that's going to affect the global community as a whole i mean from what we're seeing of the g. seven meeting it seems that we're heading towards that. it does indeed i mean there
was already talk before president trump even arrived of this being a sort of g six now and all of these recriminations and implications will now begin to play out if we think about the level of tariffs with these allies of the u.s. they are not very high with only small exceptions the dairy tariffs that canada has on the u.s. are high but the u.s. recently slapped lumber tariffs on canada if you look at the average european tariff on the u.s. it's about three percent so the president seems to be playing to his base but with very serious geostrategic implications all around him we'll have to see how this all plays out for the moment to gestate see that thanks so much for joining us from washington d.c. good to have you on the program good to be with you. well while north korea's nuclear program will be the major focus of the singapore summit pressure is growing
on trying to push for concessions on human rights around one hundred thousand political prisoners are estimated to be detained in type camps which have been compared to those used by the nazis in world war two donald trump says he'll raise every issue with kim jong il but there are fears pyongyang's many rights abuses will be ignored wait hey reports from seoul. in south korea there are many emotions about the changing relationship with north korea among small vocal nationalist groups there is suspicion about pyongyang's motives that concerned even paranoid that south korea is about to be engulfed by communism away from the loud rallies there are those for whom the cross border and gauge went off as a glimmer of hope in what is often seemed a hopeless situation you don't it's hard to expect too much but we need to see how it goes we're putting all if it's together in the hope there are no issues will be discussed in the summit with north korea those issues are abductions and other
human rights abuses that victims and their families believe need to be on the agenda in singapore one inch holes father when one was on a plane in one thousand nine hundred sixty nine when it was hijacked by a north korean agent most of the passengers were eventually allowed to return to the south but when one who's now eighty one wasn't among them as well as abductions there are countless other human rights abuses that continue to take place in north korea including torture and public executions the united nations says the acts may amount to crimes against humanity words you probably won't hear used when donald trump meets kim jong il and some experts believe raising human rights in the first meeting may be too sensitive japan's government disagrees and has been pushing for the issue of abductions to be discussed north korea admitted kidnapping thirteen japanese in the one nine hundred seventy s. and eighty's to train is spies. some have been returned but japan's government
suspects there may be hundreds still in north korea there are other nationalities too like this woman seen in the background of a photo taken on a north korean beach family members believe it's a no chip pan joy a thai woman who disappeared from macau in one nine hundred seventy eight's. i have a lot of hope that south korea japan and the u.s. will push the north korean abduction issue and i will be able to meet soon at this stage the new diplomatic face of north korea is largely viewed as positive but for many it will mean nothing if the people they've been waiting decades to see until out to come home wayne hay al jazeera soul. now supporters of the far right activist tommy robinson have marched through london calling for him to be released from jail robinson whose real name is steven yes he lennon is serving thirteen months for contempt of court after admitting broadcasting information that could prejudice an ongoing trial and his critics have accused him of encouraging
islamophobia as a bomber reports. with a crowd of several thousand supporters of the man known as tommy robinson former founder of the english defense league made their way from safaga square in the heart of london to ten downing street the official residence and offices of prime minister to resume a calling for tommy robinson's release from prison and there was a petition of more than half a million people supporting that some of the speakers at ten downing street highlighted what they say is an infringement of spree speech the dutch far right politician can't build it's got a warm reception from tommy robinson's supporters as he said robinson was prepared to talk about issues others won't highlight in the past tommy robinson has really done a lot of campaigning on paedophile gangs involving mostly men in certain parts of britain but the fact of the case last month at leeds crown court where he was like streaming and was found to have been in contempt of court something he'd been given
a three month suspended sentence for before with a warning he'd be jailed if he really offended well he admitted doing so so now he's in jail his supporters say that he's being silenced but he has many critics in holding including the anti racist groups who very protested here in smaller numbers on saturday say that in fact he is very one sided and doesn't highlight similar issues among people convicted of similar crimes on the far right and more more than that his supporters they say are using the the current conviction to try to increase divisions were. communities here in britain. to pakistani navy helicopters of rescued eleven iranian fishermen from rough waters in the north arabian sea they sent out a did distress call from their fishing boat and were lifted to safety a few hours later a naval spokesman said the incident shows pakistan is committed to the humanitarian
calls staying in the region leaders from saudi arabia the united arab emirates and kuwait say their look for ways to help jordan's struggling economy those discussions will take place on sunday in the holy city of mecca the european union's top foreign policy official traveled to jordan on saturday to meet king abdullah frederica margaux renie and the king discussed a strategic partnership between the kingdom and the european union. jordan is struggling to get on top of its debt after taking a seven hundred twenty three million dollar loan from the international monetary fund in twenty sixteen now it relies heavily on foreign aid but saudi arabia along with fellow gulf cooperation council members have not yet renewed their three point six billion dollar assistance program to jordan which expired last year as well as this analyst say saudi endemol rotty investors have stopped financing projects in jordan the government also blames its financial woes on instability in the region chiefly the war in neighboring syria which has stifled trade and pushed up prices
there's the burden of hosting six hundred fifty thousand syrian refugees jordan has complained about not getting enough international support there you good is the founder of the news website m r net he thinks part of the gulf funding issue may be that countries no longer want to contribute directly to jordan's budget. well jordan has had their financial aid from many of the gulf countries including saudi arabia and qatar and other countries and most of that has dried up or has gone on to specific programs not helping the basic budget of the country there is different schools of thought on this issue there is one that says that the gulf countries wanted to support jordan programmatically rather than just a cash. infusion and they wanted to support programs like building schools in highways rather than just giving them money and there are some people who think
that there is some kind of a political connection to the stopping of the direct support but i'm not sure what the reason is but the really the fact is that jordan is suffering because of this absence of financial aid in jordan has a lot of responsibility towards palestine towards the mosque it trains in and pay the salaries of hundreds of guards at the lock some ask and that is seen as representing not only jordan but the core of than they are trying to protect the third holiest mosque in islam so they feel that arab countries certainly have a responsibility towards jordan to keep it afloat environmentalist say they're appalled that taxpayers' money is being spent to bail out the logging industry they say disseminates forests that are home to critically endangered wildlife who thomas reports from the central highlands in victoria state the aftermath of long looks brutal in fact burning long ground helps regeneration those in the industry say
they're committed to responsible logging we have a regime that i'm still balance the needs of conservation and the industry and regional economies and and communities but conservationists say the industry and the government that in part owns it has got the balance wrong propping up a declining industry. jobs are the trees. well the owners of this mill said cuts to its wood supply would force it out of business the state government paid tens of millions of dollars to keep it going you can look at it as bailing after you can look at investing in a strong industry and a community that's had a rich heritage in supply in the till but timber that has built our towns. it's a heritage though that's been at the cost of forests and the creatures that rely on them in the two hundred years since european colonization most of southeastern australia as old as trees have been lost in victoria central highlands only about
one percent of the mountain ash trees are more than a century old that matters because the oldest trees on the stumps of big dead ones developed hollow areas that animals like the now critically endangered leadbeater as possums live in conservationists with night vision equipment look for them in areas about to be logged every sighting of their biggest possum that we get there's a two hundred made a protection buffer against logging all the old astri's and big dead ones are supposed to be off limits to this is an example of what's called a dead hollow bearing tree that has been protected all the younger living trees that would have stood all around it have been felled but it's been left alone environmentalist don't think anything like enough trees have been in this entire log area it's the only one that's been left standing there are completely burnt out stumps of similar trees nearby but researches say exclusion zones around individual
animals and preserving just the very oldest trees does not go far enough they want large scale protection of middle age seventy or eighty year old trees too that is their next growth forest i've got another fifty years before they'll start becoming a whole logically mature we need some of those trees to be very or growth forest that would mean excluding much bigger areas from logging economically and politically that could hurt andrew thomas al-jazeera in australia as victoria's central highlands. turkey's biggest city is alive with the sound of music the forty sixth istanbul music festival is playing host to more than five hundred classical artists but a sudden consumer reports many of the young daughters on show worry a long term career is in music is out of reach. as well as
some of the world's most renowned classical musicians young talent is taking to the stage all over stumble. including twenty two year old kunis has a large. but talent she says needs to be polished with practice. fingers paid the price and as is often with artists her rewards have little to do with money. some other art is expensive no one produces hops in turkey my instrument cost twenty thousand euros at least these are all beyond my parents' budget i am dependent on funds. it is much the same story with her fellow musicians the molester member the instrument i buy its case its bow all a very expensive for us considering the euro is very high in turkey is a sin all mark being a musician is all about what's in your heart in a way but besides education you must have financial support.