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the human rights council is a poor defender of human rights the u.s. pulls out of the u.n. human rights council describing it as a cesspool of political bias. hello i'm daryn jordan this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up. you know. donald trump is heckled by politicians ahead of a vote on his immigration policy of separating children from their parents. fighting at the airport in the yemeni city of a pro-government forces take them to the rebels. no longer under
a cloud canada becomes the second country in the world to legalize the recreational use of marijuana plus. the russian gold rush that skating on fans really excited at the world cup. a cesspool of political bias is how the u.s. has described the u.n. human rights council that's why it's pulling out of the body president donald trump has been threatening to quit the council if it wasn't reformed. reports. special a year ago the u.s. ambassador to the united nations criticize the u.n. human rights council for what she called its hypocritical behavior and nikki haley said the u.s. would quit the council if it didn't change its ways it's hard to accept that this council has never consider. a resolution on venezuela and yet adopted five biased
resolutions in march against a single country israel it is essential that this council address it's chronic anti israel bias if it is to have any credibility it is correct to criticize the state of israel for its actions as said by rabbi law you can you can challenge the israeli government's policies we thought being until the mighty comet such as this a permanent agenda item investigating israel's treatment of palestinians and the us is recent failure to prevent the un general assembly from condemning israel's use of force in gaza finally made the trumpet ministration say enough on tuesday but when organizations undermine our national interests and our allies we will not be complicit when they seek to infringe on our national sovereignty we will not be silent we take this step because our commitment does not allow us to remain a part of a hypocritical and self-serving organization that makes
a mockery of human rights we could have withdrawn immediately we did not do that if instead we made a good faith effort to resolve the problems the u.s. has had a troubled relationship with the council when it was set up in two thousand and six president george bush refused to join because he feared countries with poor human rights records would be able to sit on a panel intended to punish human rights violators key in bush's decision making the us ambassador to the u.n. at the time john bolton he's now president trumps national security advisor thing. president barack obama then joined the council in two thousand and nine are you the u.s. would have more influence and give israel more protection from negative resolutions in the process now the u.s. is leaving the council again and that has human rights groups around the world very concerned they fear that without the american presence on the council it will be
much less able to hold countries such as russia syria or north korea accountable for the mistreatment of their citizens it's also not clear how long washington plans to stay away from the human rights council rosalyn jordan al-jazeera the state department. well the un's human rights chief responded on twitter shortly after that announcement zaid rod saying says the decision is disappointing if not really surprising given the state of human rights in today's world the u.s. should be stepping up not stepping back. yes republicans have agreed to work on legislation to end the president's controversial policy of separating migrant families at the southern border but democrats are not willing to support it saying trump can act alone alan fischer reports from washington d.c. this is the president went to capitol hill to discuss immigration as the crisis on the southern border escalates is really broken for many years immigration system
that has been really. interesting probably the worst that they were the world we're going to try and see if we can fix it as he went into a meeting with members of his own republican party democrat staged a protest outside that are a number of bills doing the rounds which today with various immigration issues trump wants an end to children being separated from the parents and funds for his promised border wall so while he wants a comprehensive deal the problem is there isn't comprehensive support no republicans in the senate a working on not only focused legislation on just the separation issue congress can step in and pass this this week i'm a urging congress we can fix this problem we can fix this and i've been speaking with both republicans and democrats we can come together we are all be united and say of course kids should be with their parents but democrats aren't ready to help the president out of a crisis the insist he created with his own policies president trump if you're truly ashamed of what's happening at the border get your team together and
undo this shameful policy immediately which you can do with a flick of the pen. there's no need for legislation there's no need for anything else you can do it mr president you started it you can stop it after a little more than an hour donald trump left capitol hill he didn't take questions during the meeting but told this party he would sign any immigration deal that got house and senate approval he said this is an opportunity for us to be compassionate but also stand for security and he said few security and dark to fix together you're looking here very strong. eighty percent issue there is a clear consensus across the house in the senate to address the immigration issue here are the two big problems first of all there isn't a clear idea of what will get enough support to pass i'm all the president says he'll sign any bill that america has he has changed his mind in the past the more critics continue to see that what is happening on the southern border is cruel
unacceptable and un-american alan fischer al jazeera on capitol hill in washington . and mexico's foreign minister called a policy cruel here. i would like to express in the name of the people and government of mexico our most categorical and energetic condemnation of what is a cruel and inhuman policy mexico fully recognizes the united states' sovereignty and its capacity to decide its own way of dealing with immigration the mexican government does not in any way promote illegal immigration however we cannot be indifferent to what clearly represents a violation of human rights and can put children including disabled children in situations of danger and vulnerability. canada has become the second country in the world to legalize recreational marijuana the bill passed both houses of parliament
on tuesday the federal government could issue licenses within eight to twelve weeks for producers to sell cannabis people will be able to grow up to four plants you're a guy was the first country to legalize recreational marijuana in twenty thirty. well adam green that is a medical cannabis activist in canada who says the government's legalizing marijuana for public health reasons. our federal government has has realized that the criminalization of cannabis is harmful to individuals and harmful to society and its harms outweigh its capacity to prevent people from using cannabis which it has obviously failed in doing so as well adults who are over eighteen or nineteen in some provinces will be able to legally purchase cannabis from from kent from legal retailers retailers will look a little bit different each province some provinces are going with state monopolies to control the sale of cannabis which means only the government will be acting as
a distributor and retail or other private so they're opting for a for a privatized system of retailers or a mixed system that includes private and public and that. and they'll be able to purchase a cannabis product of known provenance and purity so adults who go into these stores will be able to purchase cannabis products where the h.d. content in this d.v.d. content are labeled and subject to very rigorous quality controls there and there are concerns around and impaired driving and around accessing cannabis but really these are already problems that exist under prohibition that we will be able to better deal with under a legalized system where there is a transparent supply chain in place and also new legislation to deal with the issue of of impaired driving so so a lot of this stuff is there are legitimate concerns that are actually being tackled in this legislation as well and it will be more able to effectively deal
with under legalized the work. north korea's leader has told china that his country will do all it can to protect peace kim jong un is visiting for the third time since march he briefed china's president xi jinping on meeting president trump in singapore early this month north korean state media say the two leaders discussed ways to work towards denuclearization let's bring about them davis is a senior analyst at the australian strategic policy institute he joins us live from canberra kim jong un is becoming a regular visitor to beijing these days is this trip about briefing the chinese on the singapore summit or is it more than that do you think well i think it's about briefing the chinese but i think it's also in the sense that china and north korea would be coordinating their approach and their strategy going forward so really it's about consulting with paying about where the next steps are in the process. kim jong un we understand discussed denuclearization with his
chinese counterpart but how do both leaders do you think define denuclearization and do you think it will happen. look let me get say straight up front i don't think denuclearization will happen that's the key issue the north koreans talk about denuclearization of the korean peninsula and this is the exact same words they've used every single time they have engaged with the united states and south korea on diplomacy going back to the nineteen ninety's in each time the north koreans have violated agreements that we've signed with them the north koreans have every incentive to hang on to their need to weapons is their sole source of international leverage without nuclear weapons they are best sickly at the state and i think that kim looks at the fates of wommen the mom went to gadhafi and saddam hussein and realizes that you know nuclear weapons
keep him safe so i don't believe the north koreans would denuclearize and certainly the singapore declaration that was signed between trump and kim jong un contained no such language in terms of explicit and substantiate guarantees from north korea that they intend to agree to comprehensive irreversible verifiable denuclearization and what about u.s. troops and those suspended minute you drills in south korea i mean it suits beijing to see no american troops on the peninsula doesn't it. exactly and i think that president trump's decision unilaterally to cancel the upcoming military exercises of strain south korea and the united states was a mistake it was a concession up front to north korea in return for nothing in response and it weakens the u.s. hand going forward so i think that from china's perspective they would ultimately
like to see the u.s. withdrawn from south korea certainly and preferably from northeast asia as a whole they don't necessarily want to see this happen quickly but they do want to see it happen and so i think the process going forward will be between the u.s. trying to pursue north korea to live up to its claim that it's going to pursue denuclearization of the korean peninsula whatever that means at the same time combating north korea's demands for concessions including of a drawl of u.s. forces from the from the korean peninsula and also more importantly an ending of the u.s. extended nuclear deterrent security guarantees to south korea and japan just a final brief thought from you markham davis some in washington wants beijing to keep up the sanctions pressure on the north but could china now decide to ease the pressure on pyongyang given the tensions beijing has with washington have a trade tariffs. i think it certainly could and
also trump's approach to the singapore summit has actually lifted in a weaker position to re in reimpose what you might call the fire of fury approach of maximum pressure so i do think china would be able to ease that pressure it may see it it see it in his interest to do so malcolm davis thanks for talking to al-jazeera. also to come here not just zero including immigration sparks debate in europe as well with germany's chancellor given an ultimatum on the issue plus. this is the border fence that divides brownsville texas with mexico on the other side this is also the front lines of president donald trump's new ciro tolerance gratian policy. though that story coming up.
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conditions expected no change to head on through into service day so final word cross as a way through into zambia once again to central parts of africa some big storm system see all the way from south sudan through towards the gulf within the region nigeria's looking fairly wet at the moment and there like to be some heavy downpours in lagos. circumstances that point her to this murder confessions are useless without corroboration she thought they are questioning her about her being a victim of a rape not a suspect in a murder case newly false confession involves a completely made up story some will say anything thinking they can fix it later but there's no fixing it later many statements are used against them in a court of law this is tim his job on al jazeera.
welcome back a quick reminder the top stories here on al-jazeera the u.s. is withdrawing from the united nations human rights council accusing it of hypocrisy on a chronic bias against israel donald trump's administration as long as freedom to quit if the body was not performed. canada has become the second country in the world to legalize recreational marijuana the federal government could issue licenses within eight to twelve weeks for producers to sell cannabis people be able to grow up to for laughs. and us president donald trump has been meeting republicans on capitol hill to discuss spots and legislation to overhaul the immigration system trump says something needs to be done to curb illegal
immigration and he plans to sign either of the republican bills that the house passes. but as you've been reporting trump has been under fierce criticism for his policy of spitting up migrant families at the mexico border separated surely not being detained in at least three shelters across southern texas one is in brownsville right on the mexico border gable is on that reports from that. welcome to ground zero donald trump's zero tolerance immigration policy for asylum seekers welcome to brownsville texas. this is the border crossing many migrants poverty and violence to cross legally to ask for asylum. the lines are long recent weeks most asylum seekers get turned away so they try other means crossing to the u.s. illegally then are often arrested and families are separated.
and then the children often here more than one hundred of them that were detained here in this shelter that was once a wal-mart store journalists are not allowed to film and so this is how close the people of brownsville texas are to the immigration issue this is the border fence where i'm standing now is the town of brownsville on the other side is mexico when the zero tolerance policy was announced and parents started to be separated from their children it not only brought unwanted attention to this town but also divided opinion i mean right now it's kind of like a really negative light for i guess the environmental community everyone's kind of turning hostile it's a really negative impact on people in general i know i mean i don't know why they're doing it but i just know it's not right kids not being with their parents i don't like what's happening but they have to come in legally they don't speak english they're on the welfare system and it's just not fair to our all our
homeless in our citizens that are in poverty it would be some people here say the parents bear part of the responsibility for protecting their kids. on that issue alone is difficult i wouldn't be able to handle it i would hate to be you away from my children but at the same time i can also understand if i'm going to take that risk. you're running into that very possibility you know and maybe as a parent if i'm going across a border maybe i should you know follow the rules with the trumpet ministration appearing to double down rather than back down on its policy side the more families it separates or polarized communities like this are likely to become. brown's texas there's been more violence in nicaragua after the latest round of talks between the government and protesters failed. at least two
people died in the southern city of masaya after police and paramilitaries confronted demonstrators earlier protest leaders abandoned talks mediated by the catholic church the opposition's accusing the government of not keeping its promises to invite international monitors to investigate the violence which began in april. to yemen now where saudi amorality coalition forces say they've taken control of parts of her date as airport as a fight to the rebels and the yemeni army is blocking the road between her data province and the capital this would cut the supply lines and stop reinforcements from asuna mohamad though is on the other side of the red sea in djibouti where much of the aid for yemen comes from. the intensity of the bottom for. whom. the u.s. . has been fighting for control of the airport for
a week while calling on the fighters holding them back to start and on condition that the who is the response has been one of defiance prompting fears the bottle will spread into the town until a humanitarian catastrophe. the problem of always is highly densely populated areas trying to clear these areas from non-state actors who are embedded in the civilian population who are dug in and have nothing to lose and then you have a semi conventional military trying to clear these areas and that's always going to be difficult us pictures open tonally displaced people in today there continue to march the united arab emirates red cross and ses it's sending an aid convoy north from aden it's not just shot around leigh criticized outside yemen. thing to national rescue committee says the relief plan announced by so that it be on the united arab emirates to protect civilians living in the data as they all talk the port city is a publicist hunt meant to draw attention away from the and do suffering the
offensive is called. the united nations special envoy for human martin cliff it's just left some after three days of meetings with the whole of the rebels who control large parts of the country he failed to secure any peace deal the u.n. envoy to yemen. in the same request. but if you're. a u.n. envoy to yemen would. like for a cease fire or a truce in in for data over the port to. the united nations says more than five thousand two hundred families. in the past three weeks here in djibouti aid just watching the unfolding situation in that they are with increasing alarm they've not been able to deliver aid to say that since the offensive began civilians to help in court in the crossfire i'll choose the whole the health official claimed that six people had been killed after the boss
there were traveling in was bombed by the coalition forces yet despite all the fighting the portal for the a lifeline for millions of yemenis remains open the question is for how long we are planning to be doing to tribute. tomorrow. we heard of her from others i think through praise for the. destruction too. but they there is yemen's main port on only entry for international aid there's growing concern that millions of yemenis more so far survived more than three years a war hunger and disease could now face toleration mohammed at all just djibouti. in libya at least one of two storage tanks has collapsed after being set ablaze during the battle for control of the country's oil fields fighters loyal to ward honey for after a trying to drive out a rival group from the area it's fear the conflict is damaging oil infrastructure causing environmental contamination and impact on the country's already struggling
economy and as it was marked one of the one had is in tripoli. libya's national oil corporation has said it has lost two storage tanks in the north terminal that is one of the two major oil ports that has been taken control of by forces loyal to the former chief of the petroleum facilities guards brahim gibran also the chief of the libya's national oil corporation said that they have lost around four hundred thousand barrels per day. in those two burning storage tanks and now it's to made at around eight hundred million dollars a month that's the loss because of the burning oil in the north terminal now has that its forces have been they have been mobilizing in the oil christened area and
security sources there say that they have been they have been receiving infantry brigades from the east of libya in order to launch a new offensive to recapture the two major oil ports of and sidra and russ and all of that have been taken control of by forces loyal to the former chief of the petroleum facilities god's. children now the situation in the oil christians area is very tense and red crescent members say that they have received twenty eight bodies of fighters loyal to a lot of dead and two but is of too good. they were killed by an airstrike like said by fighter jets belonging to a warlord that after france and germany have called for a joint european approach to migration the german chancellor is under pressure for the issue coalition partners given her two weeks to reach an e.u.
wide deal or to withdraw its support dominic as more from balance. of all the other e.u. leaders. is the one i'm going to america will have hope shares her views on how to deal with the continent's migration crisis the issue has dominated the debate this past week in berlin on choose the french president made clear his determination to act. that meant that i mean. it is with this same determination that we believe very strongly in the europe irresponsive to the migration challenge we have not just discovered this challenge we did not discover it last week but we have very clearly determined together to act and the european and coordinated why such friendly sentiments from the french president are exactly what angle america would have been wanting to hear from this meeting because in the past few days she's had to concede on immigration policy to her to mystic c.s.u. allies promising a european solution the price for not seeing her coalition toppled in this document
which purports to be a draft of what e.u. leaders will deliberate over in brussels next week much of the policies the c.s.u. have been speaking about are discussed so what are the prospects for an e.u. wide solution this is the school is the team out of the topic which currently concerns us all is the topic of migration we understand to as a common challenge we first have to make sure that the cause for migration is eliminated that's we support the plans of the commission and the austrian presidency to strengthen the protection of outer borders which means nothing else but a significant increase in pass now on tax but despite her apparent comfort. some analysts are less convinced a wide agreement is possible and i don't see twenty eight solution coming so i will definitely be a bilateral or. multilateral coalition from those all within those countries actually in the e.u.
which are most affected. it will be a coalition of the willing in berlin this week part of medicals coalition has appeared to be willing to put in an impossible position the question now is how willing other e.u. member states to help them survive dominic al-jazeera in the german capital. police have stopped demonstrators from storming ukraine's parliament. one. more than a thousand war veterans and miners protested against plans to cut their benefits five hundred police officers have now been deployed outside the parliament. the sports news now and home hopes are soaring at football's world cup. it's no wonder russian fans are so excited that virtually guaranteed to make the knockout stages i was drunk team at the tournament made it to win some as many matches after beating egypt three one and sent petersburg there enjoying
a gold rush to they've struck eight all up so far the only team left in russia's way in the group stage a europe wide with a saudi arabia on wednesday. the only match is japan b ten man colombia two one senegal posted the first win by an african team at the tournament they were just too good for public. bye to have a quick check of the headlines here on al-jazeera the u.s. is withdrawing from the united nations human rights council accusing it of hypocrisy and a chronic bias against israel donald trump's administration has long straight into quits if the right body was not reformed. the united states is officially withdrawing from the un human rights council in doing so i want to make it crystal clear that this step is not a retreat from human rights commitments on the contrary we take this step because
our commitment does not allow us to remain a part of a hypocritical and self-serving organization that makes a mockery of human rights we did not make this decision lightly. u.s. president donald trump has been meeting republicans on capitol hill to discuss passing legislation to overhaul the immigration system trump says something needs to be done to curb illegal immigration and he plans to sign either of the republican bills that the house passes from spain on the fierce criticism for his policy of splitting up migrant families at the mexican border. saudi iraqi coalition forces have taken control of parts of the daters airport in yemen as they continue to fight to the rebels the u.n. and aid agencies fear the battle will spread to the city and cause a humanitarian disaster. north korea's leader has told china that his country will do all it can to protect peace kim jong un is visiting for the third time since march he briefed china's president xi jinping on meeting president trump in singapore earlier this month north korean state media say the two leaders discussed
ways to work towards the nuclearization. there's a more violence in nicaragua after the latest round of talks between the government and protesters failed. at least two people died in the southern city of must police and paramilitaries confronted demonstrators the opposition's accusing the government of not keeping its promises to invite international monitors to investigate the violence which began in april. and canada has become the second country in the world to legalize recreational marijuana the federal government could issue licenses within eight to twelve weeks for producers to sell cannabis and people will be able to grow up to four plants those were the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after the listing for such and that's watching battle. for twenty three years has collected objects.
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