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it needed some kind of unconventional figure to come forward and it ended up being donald trump in a way or it serves the americans want a deal if if it if it does happen to turn out to be a damp squib it doesn't really go anywhere or is just the start of a long diplomatic process who has most to lose here the leader of north korea or south korea's president. well i think if there cannot be an agreement in singapore it would reflect poorly on all the leaders that you have mentioned. which is why i think we're going to see something very concrete coming out of this summit people are wondering exactly what will be discussed but ultimately this statement will need to mention very specific process by which north korea's going to denuclearize and at the same time a very concrete promise from the u.s. about the kind of your servants you can give to north korea about its own security so all overall i think it's premature to talk about how the failure of the summit
might reflect poorly on any particular leader at this point in time really good to talk to you again sir but i think some did say when cool that is the editor of korea exposé francis warns that fits of anger cannot dictate international cooperation that's off the donald trump abruptly rejected a joint statement by the g seven leaders summit ended in disarray with trump accusing the canadian prime minister of weak and dishonest statements john hendren reports now from quebec city the g. seven summit in canada began in crisis in ended in conflict u.s. president donald trump came late left early in ceded no ground as united states has been taken advantage of for decades and decades and we can't do that anymore i can gradually the leaders of other countries for so. crazily being able to make these trade deals that was so good for their country and so bad
for the united states neither did the six other world leaders at the g. seven summit they were united in opposing trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum a move they say is likely to spark a trade war after trump left early the host of this summit canadian prime minister justin trudeau fired back i highlighted directly to the president that canadians did not take it lightly that the united states has moved forward with significant tariffs on our steel and aluminum industry particularly did not take lightly the fact that it's based on a national security reason that its kind of insulting but we also will not be pushed around. trump from air force one on his way to singapore to meet north korean leader kim jong un sent off an angry tweet calling trudeau dishonest and weak all seven nations had papered over the trades bad signing an agreement that vaguely endorsed free fair and mutually beneficial trade without defining it that
agreement is now moot in another tweet from air force one revoked his signature saying quote based on justin's false statements at his news conference and the fact that canada is charging massive tariffs to our u.s. farmers workers and companies i have instructed our reps not to endorse the communique trudeau's office tweeted back quote the prime minister said nothing he hasn't said before both in public and in private conversations with the president this picture captures the global tension and that was before the twitter war. is already going down as the g six plus one six members on one side and president trump on the other. six of the members hope. escalating a budding trade war that instead has ended up accelerating. but it was trudeau who had the support of his fellow g seven members where we disagree with our allies on something it is right that we say so and the issue openly and frankly we have done
just that at this summit registering our deep disappointment at the unjustified decision by the us to apply tariffs to e.u. steel and on the minimum imports. as the g seven leaders returned home they leave more divided than ever john hendren quebec city canada this is the news hour from al-jazeera still to come on the program. i'm andrew thomas in southeastern australia where there's outrage at the state government here is using taxpayers' money to prop up the timber industry they say around here destroys not just forests of wildlife that relies on. a loud cry goes out for the return of an exiled opposition leader of the democratic republic of congo just months before a presidential election that. in sports sebastian vettel will start the canadian grand prix in pole but there is a name that surprisingly missing from the front of the grid will tell you more
later. the battle to control the besieged city in eastern libya is intensifying machine guns and heavy artillery a pounding force is facing for the renegade general after entering the coastal city from both the east and the west they're trying to oust militias some of them linked to al qaeda which have controlled for years the largest number of refugees are fleeing the city since fighting escalated two months ago more than three hundred families who feared revenge attacks of the city falls to have to us forces have been rescued by the red crescent volunteers the aid groups appealing for safe corridors to be set up to move others to safety after serious behold up to what is following the story for us from libya's capital tripoli bring us up to speed with the latest developments on the ground in and why is that have to us forces have been advancing so fast in the city.
well have to his forces are very well equipped and they have been supported by egypt and the united arab emirates especially with air cover to the ground forces we understand the egyptian and human rights warplanes have been targeting civil areas in an air around during the last three years and recently since have to has announced his battle. on the seventh of may and iraqi warplanes have been targeting get civil areas inside the city of there now also local sources in there say that. illustrates have been recently executed by by drones from from the air and now have this force have been exchanging control with the protection force on districts and populated areas in this inside the city so it's kind of exchanging hands on
districts inside the city now we can say that have to force are taken control of the majority of the city of durham and the remaining districts under the control of the donor protection force that is the rival force defending the city against have to the forces they are to be seated in a number of districts inside in say the city now local sources say that there is nothing in the city except the sounds of bullets the sound of the sound of explosions and have to the forces have been advancing fast recently and have been taken control of a strategic locations including the seaport in the city of durban are also violations or. violations against against again to say human humanitarian human violations in the city have been committed in the city local sources that say that have his forces have been watching a lynching and mutilating a body of one of the evil fighters in the city the war though the violence has
taken its toll certainly on on civilians as we were hearing. i mean what is that the humanitarian situation in denver right now. the human thirty and situation is getting from bad to worse is excessive success is beating because the city has been besieged for the last two years we have to this forces and recently the city is has become very short of everything including basic needs and activists from the city of there now have have launched a call to the united nations they want to file a suit against have to force us for what they say committing crimes against humanity and also there is a huge traffic of refugees there it's christened internal says that its members have helped civilians leaving the city the city has been would see it witnessing a huge traffic of exodus people leaving the city but they say some of them get
arrested at checkpoints and anyone who is a reality of any of the fighters of the naval fighters get arrested and sent to prison from there now this is inside the city is getting from bad to worse especially with there is no medications no medical staff no medical equipment hospitals have most of the hospitals have closed down and the situation is getting good from bad to worse and now the people the civilians and then the remaining seventy years are now being besieged by have this forces in a number of populated districts and inside the city no one really thinks did zero put up or what had the live from tripoli. a women's rights activist is under arrest in saudi arabia for showing her support on social media for another woman who was detained on wednesday amnesty international says that ten activists have been arrested recently including at least seven women several push for the lifting of
the ban on women drivers that will happen on june twenty fourth and the first licenses have already been issued state media has accused the activists of being foreign agents. is a middle east north africa consultant for equality now an organization that works to protect and promote the rights of women and girls she joins us now on skype from amman in jordan good to have you with us so two weeks from today women will have the right to drive in saudi arabia and yet the state has arrested detained ten activists seven of them women what do you make of this what's going on. yeah i mean we are very much concerned about the saudi women activists in saudi arabia. i think my my analysis is that the government is not really serious about about social reform but i think. in saudi arabia
and this is very alarming situation. we see a contradiction between the deeds and the acts of the saudi government in terms of you know a lifting the ban on driving at the same time as this thing these women who have been really campaigning for two years seem the same issue that the government is good at dealing with them now so i think the government is not really serious about ridiculous changes because. and i believe that social change which is happening in saudi arabia is quite limited and they are telling the women in message that you should not ask for the motor rights including you know ending male guardianship system. that right off women to issue their passports without made console and that i do abroad without their consent. consent and so on so it's very
alarming and we are very much concerned about what's going on in saudi arabia i know so what's to be done is this something that the saudi arabia's allies can help with the international community should it make it quite clear that this is not acceptable. i think you know there is lots and lots lots of campaigns around the word calling on the saudi government to really. test and bring women out of the prison i think international community can do so much also in this issue by putting pressure on saudi. arabia i mean in terms of the united kingdom. you know united and america and all these allies who are working closely with saudi
arabia they have very little put pressure and saudi arabia to ridiculous. change which is real and genuine. good stuff is what many thanks indeed for being with us. in amman thank you thank you yet another flow of molten mud and ash from the volcano in guatemala has force emergency teams to abandon the search for survivors they've given up hope of finding anyone else alive after last sunday's eruption which killed at least one hundred people maybe two hundred still missing thousands of homes destroyed serious money out of sanchez reports from the disaster zone. this is one of more than one hundred victims of the eruption. feel it's nearly two kilometers into the sky much of it didn't say yes bill each. time to ski.
zero point two sons and two grandchildren died with. in total eleven family members died sissy's may go to see her brother in law her body was one of the last to be recovered. it was the most of medical clinic irruption weatherman in decades nearly two hundred people remain missing more than twelve thousand others lost their homes . twenty one year old lady better king and her two children are adjusting to their new life in a shelter they flagged down a passing car and flew a blue leaving everything behind our door you only ever both of my children cried in fear and i begged god to save them so many children have died survivors have been helped by teams of social workers and volunteers children are showing clear signs of stress we must persevere carried out in their drawings they showed rocks
red water like love our trees without leaves i'm not a psychologist speak and tell they are traumatized there are twenty one shelters like this house and more than ten thousand survivors have been given food and water and medical care the expectation is that they'll be here for a while experts say the danger may not yet be over apart from the. heavy rains. further putting at risk the lives of people in communities around the volcano. where it will continues to spew deadly clouds of. rocks and films experts say the volcano will calm down but it may take a few weeks before that happens. a lot and then go what their man. it's been a little wet in the west of europe as you know if you're watching them if you're only just having some folks with us next on the news out to tell us more then. how the smiles hide the frustration we'll have more on the g. seven summit that was so divided it's being called now the g six plus one.
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montenegro a see some pretty violent storms recently some very strong winds that bore away in the north easterly which has been rattling in from the high ground is just filtering down towards ca's reality can you can see the sort of damage as a result of that heavy rain as well i'm hopeful over the next couple of days the heavy rain will start to not a little further east was so quite a few showers rolling back in behind showers down to central pos still lots of hate around say there is some good news thirty one celsius there for warsaw getting up to twenty nine in vienna similar values that for berlin but there's that cold weather into western pos we're struggling to get to twenty degrees in madrid more cloud of rain have a cloud of rain pushing up that western side of france and those shallows longer spells of frank they set to continuously go on through monday more beat down poles paris with a high of twenty one degrees. so whether it's. always. but
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it is good to have you with a dream for the good here in doha but the news hour from al-jazeera our top story is north korea's leader kim jong un has arrived in singapore for tuesday's historic solace with u.s. president donald trump just hours ago kid was greeted at chiang hear for by singapore's foreign minister vivian electrician he's now left his hotel to meet singapore's prime minister. france's war the fits of anger cards dictate international cooperation that's after donald trump abruptly rejected a joint statement by the g seven leaders summit ended in disarray with trump accusing canada's prime minister of we. and dishonest statements. and the battle
for eastern libya is intensifying forces fighting for renegade general khalifa haftar say that they will seize control of within days more than three hundred families but rescued by red crescent volunteers groups appealing to safe corridors to be set up to move others to safety. back now to the historic summit between the u.s. and both korean leaders in singapore north korea's leader kim jong un arrived for the meeting a short while ago but as you can see from these pictures he's no sooner checked in to his hotel but on the move again let's go live now to singapore al-jazeera is adrian brown is there for us adrian where he's got where's he going. when he's on his way to the standard that's the presidential building here in singapore where he's going to meet singapore's prime minister lee hsien loong of course is the third prime and the third leader that singapore has had and of course kim jong un
is the third leader that north korea has this of course is the first time that the north korean leader has been to singapore and he's in fact only been to two other countries before this that with south korea of course as well as china now here rival here a little over three hours ago he flew in on an air china seven for seven not an airliner from his own country and then i think clearly demonstrated adrian that north korea still does have influence with north korea and of course it demonstrated the important role that china has played in ensuring this summit takes place now the north korean leader was met at the airport by singapore's foreign minister who himself was in pyongyang just a few days ago and in washington before that finalizing details for this summit president donald trump is due to arrive any time now he'll meet the singaporean prime minister some time. on monday now what's going to happen between now and
choose day when this important summit is due to take place it's still unclear i think the next time after today that we see the north korean leader is when he walks into that room to meet president donald trump nine am local time on chews day morning but of course we could hear from the u.s. president after or before he meets the singaporean prime minister on monday morning this of course has been an event that if it goes well for singapore really will allow singapore to bask in the limelight because singapore has spent according to the prime minister some fifteen million dollars half of it on security to ensure that everything here goes smoothly and of course one of the reasons why singapore was presumably chosen is that this is a place that can guarantee no protests no demonstrations the media is controlled by
the government so this makes it in many ways the you know the perfect environment to host a summit just like this adrian all right avery many thanks indeed i was here as adrian brown there live in singapore you're watching live pictures there from inside the. where is that where where the meeting is being held that's the style hotel. so what live pictures from inside the hotel there where that meeting between the north korean leader and singapore's prime minister is about to get under way now to the g. seven summit in canada which ended in failure and recriminations after leaving early for singapore donald trump refused to support the g seven joint communique which vowed to cut trade barriers trump blamed his rejection on what he called weak and dishonest comments from canada's prime minister. particularly did not take lightly the fact that it's based on
a national security reason that for canadians who either themselves or whose parents or community members have stood shoulder to shoulder with american soldiers and far off lands in conflicts. from the first world war on words. that it's kind of insulting i have made it very clear to the president that it is not something we relish doing but it is something that we absolutely will do because canadians are polite were reasonable but we also will not be pushed around that's kind of you from an expert james boys is a political historian specializing in u.s. politics he's also an associate professor of international political studies of richmond university he joins us now live from london james good to have you with us what well what is your interpretation of what what trump was up to here calling promised a truth a dishonest and weak and then. refusing to to side the g seven communique
by twitter of all things. it is really quite remarkable isn't it here is just injured i think has a long with. chronic france try to position themselves almost as a trump whisperer someone who can make nice with the president in an attempt to placate him and to try and bring dollar trump along with the rest of the nation that has completely failed without any hesitation i think at this point it's also remarkable i think that we see a pattern of behavior with donald trump of him going along to these international events and then only once he's left turning around and causing disarray you might recall he did something similar with regard to the paris climate agreement in his first year in office so like a good bully i think he enjoys having a fight just as long as he's not there to receive a good pounding i think so we'll see what happens but clearly i think donald trump did not want to be his g. seven summit he was already thinking ahead to the events in singapore that you were
rightly reporting about and i think that that is very much where he's looking to turn attention to next and his behavior is very much designed for a domestic it is not just to domestic audience but for trump followers in particular isn't it. yeah very much so and quite frankly who he thinks is going to be convincing by picking a fight with can a doan's of all people quite frankly i mean you know canada is obviously america's closest ally when it's all just allies and in the last several days we've seen several. rather bizarre attempts by donald trump to to pick a fight with canada you know talking about the fact that they pose a national security risk suggesting bizarrely that the white house down in eighteen twelve and of course that was here in england doing that and now of course insulting just introduce quite personally and directly if it's a pattern of behavior i think donald trump seems to be very happy when he's got a an individual to fixate upon we sort through the primaries we've seen in the
first year or so of his administration it just happens to be. ill fortune to be in the firing line this week and it will no doubt be someone else next week or so what will the blowback be from this we're already hearing that this is the g six plus one now the u.s. is a strange front from the grouping where will this go next i think one needs to take a bit more of a long term view with regard to this there's no doubt that there is great tension at the moment with donald trump's presidency and the rest of the leaders of the g seven i think in terms of national interest it's in the national interests of all seven nations to pull together and get beyond this the great challenge i think however is the extent to which donald trump's personality and seeming temper tantrums could very well hinder long term development since talking about trying to bring russia back into the fold that's going to get great pushback from the other members indeed i think if anybody benefits from this situation it is putin sitting
in the kremlin no doubt smiling gleefully at what's transpiring half a world away. ok cause to change many thanks indeed james boys their political historian of the socio professor of international political studies at richmond university i just want to show you some live pictures from singapore once again. this is north korea's leader kim jong il meeting with singapore's prime minister at the stone a hotel. the pictures appear to have frozen so this is just a few moments ago. north korea's leader arriving there as we heard from from adrian brown a few moments ago. at the hotel for that meeting with singapore's prime minister president trump due to arrive now in a little under two hours time and he will be meeting with singapore's prime minister as well before that historic summit between the north korean leader and
the u.s. president on tuesday. the opposition supporters in the democratic republic of congo show that backing for khatami the exiled opposition leader is seen as the main rival to president joseph kabila his seventeen years in power could end in the presidential election that's due in december fintan monahan reports. thousands gathered to hear the man they believe is the democratic republic of congo's best hope for change but moyes could tumbi hasn't set foot in the country for more than two years in this video message sent from exile he promised to unite the opposition and bring an end to the rule of longtime leader joseph dabo is that i believe that this was a demonstration to everyone showing that moyes is alive and he's preoccupied with the situation of all congolese and also to say that we have
a project which can properly resolve all these problems we want to transform the congo and restore its greatness but also we want to unify the congolese people the support today about people is showing that we will overcome them. could be fled the d.r. c. in two thousand and sixteen when prosecutors accused him of hiring foreign mercenaries one month later he was sentenced to three years in prison for real estate fraud he denies all the charges against him as promising to return for a presidential run. president joseph kabila has ruled that the r.c. for seventeen years his term in office officially ended in december twenty sixth team but elections have been repeatedly delayed the floor protesters are accusing him of trying to hang on to power the constitution bars him from seeking a third term but could be still hasn't confirmed that he won't run again elections are now set for december but whoever emerges as leader will have major challenges to deal with more than a million people have been forced from their homes in eastern province as the
military battles armed groups. the chaos has left nearly eight million people on the verge of starvation. the opposition are optimistic but there's still a great deal of uncertainty. to rest to be returned home it's also still unknown it could be low will seek to hold on to power or the election will be delayed once again. al-jazeera back out of singapore the feeling i'm going to be saying that a lot in the next few days are those pictures we showed you a few moments ago from the hotel kim jong un arriving to meet with singer force prime minister does era's adrian brown is with us once again he's in singapore adrian talk us through the the significance of this. takes a bit of use to doesn't it what showing kim jong un with yet another world leader this is the third world leader he's made in as many months the the first being of course president xi jinping followed by south korea's president moon jane now he's
with singapore's a prime minister and this is a meeting that of course really even a week ago seemed perhaps in doubt because this has been an on again off again some of that singapore has actually been working very hard behind the scenes to ensure it finally takes place and now we have concrete proof if you like that this summit really is going to happen kim jong un i arrived here in singapore just over four hours ago but he arrived not on a north korean airliner but one provided by china's government the air china seven four seven flew into singapore it flew most of the time almost half the journey through chinese airspace that was because china was able to say look we can guarantee your safety your security for almost half of that journey and of course what this demonstrated was that china does have some influence when it comes to north korea and it really illustrated also that china has actually prayed
a significant role in ensuring that this. the summit is taking place now during the talks that are taking place at the a standard which is the sort of presidential building here in singapore we've heard the singapore prime minister say to kim jong un that he's welcome here and in return the north korean leader has said that he's grateful for what singapore has done because singapore according to the prime minister here has spent something like fifteen million u.s. dollars half of it on security to ensure this summit takes place that's a big investment by the singaporeans and is a reminder of course they have very deep pockets here but the prime minister of singapore says it's a small price to pay in the interests of peace on the korean peninsula so this is the first photo opportunity the first time we've seen kim jong un of course in singapore these two countries do have diplomatic relations but this.