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expects of us and that's what i think we really do well. i'm richelle carey this is the news hour live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes. deep divisions emerge as european leaders to discuss the refugee crisis. says the issue can make or break the. china says it will not give up even of its territory in the pacific is the u.s. defense secretary meets president xi jinping in beijing. the white house announces dates for a bilateral meeting between donald trump and russian president vladimir putin the details from washington d.c. and you case prince william is concluding his middle east tour with
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a visit to the religious sites in occupied east jerusalem. and in sport we'll have the latest from the world cup in russia as senegal prepare to battle colombia first spot in the knockout stage. leaders are in brussels for what some are calling the most important european summit in years and the issue has brought european faultlines to the floor and the german chancellor is warning the bloc could split unless policy towards refugees are agreed upon now she was addressing the german parliament before travelling to belgium at home the migration issue has threatened to collapse her governing coalition. what. europe faces many challenges but migration could become the make or break one for the e.u. either we manage it so others in africa believe that we are guided by values and believe in multilateralism not unilateral ism or nobody will believe any longer in
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the system of values that has made us strong that's why it's so important the divide in the e.u. has become more evident with the emergence of a new group of right wing governments there demanding tighter border controls and new policies to cut the number of refugees coming in so this group includes leaders from austria hungary italy slovakia the czech republic and poland other member states mostly from northwestern europe hoped to avoid the union swinging to the right now all of this as rescue boats in the mediterranean every day making finding a resolution more urgent by the minute and a moment we will go to charlie angela in sicily first so let's go to dominic kane who is in for len. so dominic agoa merkel had similar strong words before she even got to brussels today what is the message she has been consistently trying to deliver. she's trying to persuade people that
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the solution that europe needs is something on a sara lee across the border but the countries that are most affected by this migration crisis get the sort of relief from the crisis that is possible in other words bilateral perhaps trilateral in some cases multilateral solutions where countries that can take in a number of migrants or refugees do so on her side of things we have the french government the german government perhaps also the new spanish government who see things her way but arrayed against arranging against them are the governments of eastern and central europe many of them who really don't agree with with that sort of of idea that sort of suggestion and remember richelle also that arraigned against her in one sense is her ally the christian social union from bavaria which says that actually it's not just that it's not just the case that they need to go back to the system before twenty summit twenty fifteen when the borders were opened
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the so-called doubling regulations they need to be able to start turning people back right now that's the issue that angela merkel is facing domestically and at the european level can she find some form of accommodation that placate her allies here in germany it's also acceptable to her allies across the e.u. and to those governments that don't share her opinion ok let's talk more about that now dominic thank you for that let's go to brussels where lawrence lee is lawrence put this particular crisis appears this particular crossroad in some sort of perspective for us. well you know it's worth bearing in mind that the founding principle of the entire european projects the treaty of rome in one hundred fifty seven was ever closer union and that's now being called into question entirely by the rift over migration and as dominic aim was saying you have what used to be the leaders of this liberal thought of the visegrád group in the
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lead. hungary now being supported by founding members of the european union in countries like italy and austria as well and they're pushing back for different reasons hungary apparently wants to protect its christian civilization italy says it's been left to do it all by itself and the austrians. very worried about about issues they would race against that you know you have this sort of cabal of countries led by germany but it bothers to say well where are our european standards are we actually going to continue to be the world's leading liberal voice and so in that sense is the battle is all now for the for the heart and soul of the entire european project this isn't a refugee crisis you know lebanon and jordan the many african countries have a refugee crisis it's a refugee resettlement crisis really the cross is about the rule of law and whether countries believe that they or their people want to actually break the law or look
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after people in need of asylum and that's a very very difficult question to answer because if they say we're going to carry on they clearly risk a big rise in more populous governments and they get pushed against even harder so it's very intractable all right and lawrence when we lay out the issues such as you have it seems like just even at the most basic level they're just completely different philosophies does it seem like there is any room for any type of agreement at all. well the draw of conclusion talks about strengthening the borders that's the only thing they can do at the moment they have been trying to get countries either in north africa or even albania which is mentions as a place where they'd have external holding centers to try and almost trap people before they get inside the european union but none of those countries want to participate and so they reduce them to things like supporting the libyan coast guard and obviously libya is roundly accused of enormous human rights abuses of
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refugees who were trying to get across the mediterranean and so you know again you have this problem do they actually want to accept people in and give them asylum or do they want to work in potentially a way that's illegal under international law to keep them out that appears to be the direction of the moment and what it means in the end is that countries like hungary which only two or three years ago were really reviled by western europe for putting fences up there and i watch lee winning the arguments more and more across a loss of the european continent ok lawrence live for us and brussels covering this summit lawrence thank you. charlie angela joins us now from sicily our government officials there have taken a very tough stance on migrants as well so what is the thinking there charlie what is the mood. well there is it italy is actually now calling the shots with this new policy that they will not be the first point of contact for rescue boats operating
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in the med they have turned away that boat the lifeline and in doing that they did manage to briefly overturn the dublin regulations a system that they've been asking to be reformed for years then these new policies are being driven by the new far right interior minister matteo whose rhetoric is proving very popular here in italy he came to sicily a few weeks ago and he told migrants to pack their bags and go home well this is now home to around two thousand seven hundred asylum seekers and we are them how they felt about this move change. a bus from could turn your unloading into cardamon new one of europe's largest refugee camps here there is fresh for refugees applying for asylum they've heard that italy's new interior minister is hostile to migrants and they're right just. so what they were. just so we removed. them to see. ernest came from ghana when he was
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fifteen he lost his mother in libya and made his way to italy alone now a husband and father the camp has been his home for four years lawyers say these people are the lucky ones italy's new policy of turning boats away will make new arrivals almost impossible. going back to twenty fifty where there's no distinction between genuine refugees and economic migrants we're going back because the government is now talking about preventing people from even requesting asylum talking about denying access based on their country of origin and this is a violation of international law italy has shut its ports to charity boats carrying rescued migrants they believe if these boats disappear migrants won't be tempted to cross the mediterranean but charity boats account for forty percent of the search and rescue operations here in testing this idea thousands could die. italy's new
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hardline policy is driven by my tales told beany a rock star of the italian right seen here in libya pushing for asylum identification centers to be set up in north africa not europe his slogan stop the invasion local council and support a fabulous took me to parts of catan year he says are over run by migrants. that's . if you need to. see is now the biggest refugee camp in europe many times we have taken the issue to europe but it's taken so to put a stop to it are close to being invaded and the impact of illegal immigration is particularly evident in neighborhoods like this one back at the camp a message from one refugee that this rhetoric is dangerous. you can't group all migrants together some of us fled persecution others have come just to earn money and then return to africa we don't have that choice we came here because we
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were being persecuted we came to europe because the rule of law is respected in africa it isn't that with these new policies accusations that it is also forgetting the rule of law and its moral obligations to those in need migrant arrivals have dropped by eighty five percent compared to last year but if you ask the average italian they would say that the revenue the levels are roughly the same and it's a misconception that the italian government doesn't seem at pains to clear up as well as those proposals that be putting forward to brussels today on the sidelines they are also going to be furnishing the italian the libyan coast with twelve more ships to pick up the bulk of those search and rescue missions. before they enter italian waters as engineers put it they seem to be now focusing on protecting the borders. all right. thank you. charlie reference this more than two hundred refugees who were stuck at sea for six days while european leaders argued about
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their fate have finally reached land rescue ship docked and malta on wednesday they were initially denied access to the ports there in a nearby italy but the maltese government gave into demands after eight countries agreed to take a share of the migrants. and the maltese capitol hill so what is the latest with what has happened with this stock and why the boat refused to hand over its people of libya. well as we reported yesterday the lifeline is now impounded by the multi-source or at least it is still here at boilers wolf in the port of the letter we know that the captain of that boat has under the instructions of the mission lifeline charity been cooperating with authorities here he's been questioned once already on wednesday evening and again we believe today thursday and that corporation will be ongoing for the for the coming days because authorities here have questions about the movements of the boat
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in the last six days the controversial period when as multis prime minister joseph muscat yesterday said the vessel went against international rules and ignored directions given by italian authorities who were coordinating the rescue he did not call for further details yesterday on what that meant but what we believe it means is that the lifeline refused to give up to the libyan coast to boatloads of people the two hundred thirty three people that it brought here to malta yesterday which the libyan coast guard was apparently willing to pick up and this is what lifelines co-founder axel star told me yesterday when i asked him what area of competence was he in when he picked up those people was he under italian jurisdiction the libyan he says he believes it was a talian because it was the italian called natal soroses that opened up the case
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number of the two boats that he found that his ship found in those libyan waters but he says that. we asked the libyans for a port of safety but a port of safety has to be in international law a real port of safety and i received in an e-mail that it should be tripoli i couldn't believe that. this was the end of communication with the libyans. effectively saying he refused to give up those people back into libyan because he didn't believe that that would render them safe. all right john psaropoulos live for us in malta thank you. now despite the rhetoric coming from leaders the number of refugees reaching europe has fallen sharply since the peak back in two thousand and fifteen and grace for example only thirteen thousand people have arrived down from a massive eight hundred fifty thousand and two thousand and fifteen that does not
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mean refugees have stopped playing their home countries instead they have been halted outside europe under a series of deals the e.u. struck a three point five billion dollar agreement with turkey in two thousand and sixteen since then the amount of refugees in turkey has ballooned to four million there's been deals with a share in sudan to it that's led to human rights concerns italy paid the libyan government to stop people from crossing the mediterranean alison's or refugees are now thought to be held in detention there are many in terrible conditions mood idella head has more from tripoli. libya's coast guard says the number of migrants crossing them in training has fallen dramatically during the last year thanks to. support to libya's goes to god and that is part of an agreement a militant of understanding that was signed by libya's prime minister. and the
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prime minister. tony in february last year libya's coast guard also says that it's have risk around thirty thousand migrants only through this. june now people smugglers usually take advantage of this notice in case libya and they bring migrants from several african asian. countries and through that tough journey the migrants face a lot of value lation people smugglers and that includes children and extortion and her got a sister rector of the migration policy center at the european university institute he joins us via skype from florence and me appreciate your time so as we've been reporting the number of migrants showing up at the doorstep of the shorthand countries is down drastically than what it was before nevertheless clearly europe
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is facing a political crisis why is that why the disconnect. i think it's because many citizens of e.u. member states haven't really register their numbers of siragusa full stop here in italy recently those opinion poll which showed that around on policy people actually thought that the levels to be serious which is absolutely not the case as numbers of fall in italy by over seventy per cent so i think that the politics of migration become detached from the norm deserves. so although these numbers are down that doesn't necessarily mean that things are any better for these people what are they still dealing with in the countries that that they are as well though you know those outside of the european union. it's the issue is it in a way that comes out of sight out of mind in your report. able to relieve some of
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the conditions and the experiences that people face trying to move towards even being in in parts of north africa. and it's a part of the european solution is to develop a more coherent europe in response the stocks moved into the e.u. so i think that the europeans bosses focus now on what's called x. the border controls of greater could close the borders of european union. even reduce even more the possibility of getting to even the first place when you say out of sight out of mind unfortunately that's how a lot of issues and crises are toute with internationally but that doesn't mean that it actually goes away and doesn't actually have real consequences what could the consequences being of every use of employing this type of policy. well in consequence i think we already see them there you know there are different kinds of
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agreements so the this was. the agreement with turkey we see people in terms of greece to turkey large thems there in turkey we should always remember that more from syria into turkey lebanon jordan came to the e.u. than it was a rather massively more of those three countries in the whole of europe you need. to be as a structure the green of the need to sign on to transfers to to turkey and then out of what's necessary now is agreements with other governments so one of the key problems is that also governments of not always very key to how to deal with each problem so they're going to miss as many challenges and so one shouldn't be having to go problems of the you or you need that permitted to listen perspectives on the problems of the e.u. itself. ok andrew geddes we appreciate your insight on this very much
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plenty more head on the news hour and quoting donald trump again the search to replace supreme court justice anthony kennedy. and thailand rain continues to hamper the search for perpetrating a tourist stuck in a flooded pain and support this former world number one is set to make her first appearance the modern and three years details coming up. spencer terry james mattis has been meeting with a south korean counterpart and seoul the two held talks on washington's decision to suspend joint military exercises which have long angered north korea that happened during the recent time that between donald trump and kemp jiang a mad assess the suspension will increase chances for apace. we've been close. to korea the other are. there were.
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years of. the reason to suspend the. diplomat to go to increase. earlier on thursday mattis was in china's capital for talks on regional security territorial disputes in the south china sea and the presence of u.s. troops in south korea were the main issues but china made it clear it would not give up inch of territory in the south china sea browed has more from beijing. well james mattis said he was here to in his words take the measure of china's strategic ambitions during the photo opportunity before their closed door meetings both sides issued brief statements and it was then the president xi jinping said that china would never concede give an inch of its territory he also said to sort of modify his guest the china didn't want to create global chaos and would pursue
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a path of peaceful development that's often a phrase the chinese leaders use on occasions like this both sides apparently discuss the need to maintain military cooperation but the timing of this meeting is unfortunate because the united states is holding a big naval exercise of hawaii at the moment involving the militaries of twenty five other countries china was supposed to have taken part in this exercise but china's invitation was rescinded by the united states in part because of what china's been doing in the south china sea now the united states has referred constantly to the fact that china has been deploying surface to air missiles on the islands it's been building up and it's also accused china in the past of reneging on promises not to militarize this vast basin of water that china's response is simple it claims sovereignty over all of the south china sea and therefore says it
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is simply protecting its sovereignty it's not thought that the two sides discussed trade of course trade is the principal point of friction between washington and beijing right now although president xi jinping did say that the relationship between the united states and china was one of the most important relationships in the world right now. details have just been announced to the meeting between donald trump and russia's vladimir putin the two leaders are expected to discuss u.s. russia relations and other national security issues as well sharper tante joins me live from washington d.c. said she had what else do we know about this this upcoming summit. the meeting will take place on july the sixteenth in helsinki finland yes we got a brief statement from the white house and it said that the two leaders would discuss relations on the range of national security issues don't trump in brief off the cuff remarks on wednesday at the white house said those topics would include ukraine and syria john bolton donald trump's national security adviser in moscow
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also said that the topics would include alleged russian meddling in the u.s. election but what's causing a certain amount of consternation right now amongst the political trotter in classes of washington at least is a tweet to the don't trump released shortly before this statement or the summit was announced where it says russia continues to say they had nothing to do with meddling in our election exclamation point consternation has ensued since that tweet was it was released however as a matter of textual analysis don't draw is actually merely stating fact it's actually quite a carefully worded tweet because russia does continue to say it had nothing to do with meddling in the u.s. election sure russia does continue to say that bet the intelligence community for the most part in the u.s. continues to not necessarily back that up yet as the investigation continues so in that context how is the news of this summit being greeted in the u.s.
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. right and we were going to remember those only for intelligence agencies not the usual seventeen that's often it's often announced that that actually came to that conclusion and there's lots of questions as to what exactly that conclusion was but it is being greeted with a certain amount of an essentially amongst the foreign policy establishment i think the concern is that donald trump is up ending foreign policy alliances that have been in place since the cold war we just had that fossil g. seven summit in canada where donald trump was very critical about the leaders of sensible allies of united states this summit will take place shortly after the nato summit in brussels where if history is any guide donald trump will be very critical about other members of the of nato for not pulling their weight to vend have a photo opportunity potentially of a very warm and smiling donald trump and vladimir putin in helsinki would have
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a lot of people very very nervous in addition you have to remember the atmosphere amongst democrats here is to have an almost hysterical level when it comes to russia they continue to almost solely blame russia and vladimir putin for hillary clinton's loss in the presidential election that they don't seem to think that hillary clinton had much to do with it so inveterate putin has been demonized almost as the as a caricature of evil so in that context least amongst democrats the very idea of having negotiations with a strategic rival perhaps on areas of mutual common interest well as far as they're concerned that's tantamount to treason. right chapeltown see life pressing washington d.c. thank you. democrats in the senate say they are gearing up for a fight over who will fill the seat of retiring supreme court justice anthony kennedy president says he now has a chance to shape the supreme court for the next forty years but appointing a successor could lead to a lengthy and better battle alan fischer reports. and three kennedy spent thirty
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years as a u.s. supreme court justice he may have been appointed by a conservative president but he was often the crucial swing vote on controversial issues abortion was one in one thousand nine hundred rejected a law which insisted parents had to be notified if a minor was seeking an abortion and he supported gay rights writing the majority opinion on all four of the court's landmark rulings on the issue including the constitutional right to same sex marriage his retirement had been predicted he informed the president on wednesday and though donald trump gets to nominate a new supreme court justice his second in less than two years and i am very honored that he chose to do it during my term in office because he felt confident in me to make the right choice and carry on his great legacy that's why you know no show on the supreme court was an important election issue for donald trump many conservative christians threw their support behind him hoping he would change the
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makeup of the one person bench when given the opportunity barack obama had a vacancy to fill in his final months in the white house but republicans blocked him repeatedly now the top republican in the senate which confirms any appointment has asked democrats to play fair it's imperative that the president's nominee be considered fairly and not subjected to partial or touch. yes in three months of taking office donald trump appointed neil gorsuch a conservative favorite now he gets a second pick which could cement a conservative majority on the court for years to come the rights criminal justice everything is on the line with this new justice being appointed kennedy was the second oldest justice on the court the oldest is ruth bader ginsburg considered to be a reliable liberal vote it's no believes she's less likely to stand on the head of the next presidential election giving donald trump a third supreme court pick alan fischer al-jazeera washington. pik tornado
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risk has passed in the us state of kansas but one small town for them doesn't actually mean much fraid not now you're right it is the peak. and we're talking about kansas missouri timecode eureka with that wasn't quite the case to come back to satellite picture does swirl of cloud on tuesday shows that there are a few big storms building in kansas up to the place and here is you rica sitting in the middle of it now it was hit within the last two years this is to direct his no direct hit or small time fairly unlikely this is what you call an e.f. one so it's the lowest on the scale of one to five the thing much to go to six that it's the wind speed that it's determined by as you can see we do get occasional was even there. this titania of course when it's not so much to a new season as increasing heat season tempers are rising and is probably not injecting quite as much moisture and the lack of tornadoes thirty eight in denver should be
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a new record and this heat probably will start to build slowly across the whole of this west the eastern side of the u.s. over the next two or three days there will be record books there already heat warnings in place because there won't be much relief in the rain although in the next twenty four hours they'll be a few showers and they have ohio valley of the southeast i mean in new york is going to rain for a while but it's hardly gets tomorrow the sun is coming out from the temperatures starting to rise we should see says to new york for example denver's come down a little bit carried all day more on the tensions rise right up to maine could see record breaking even here richelle thank you so ahead on al-jazeera a crackdown on loitering in the philippines for just seen a children as young as five being arrested and it's horrible tell you why winning isn't the main aim for england when they face belgium in the world cup. where he won the fight. in it when they're on line it's undoubtedly.
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cold. over to an inequality in our society today or if you join a sunset criminal justice system is dysfunctional right now this is a dialogue what does it feel like to go back for the first time everyone has a voice and allow refugees to be the speakers for change join the conversation on our african heads of state and government will gather in mauritania with thirty post assembly of the african union ongoing conflicts in the fight against corruption will take center stage al-jazeera will bring you extensive coverage of the summit and its outcomes the african union summit on al-jazeera every weekly news cycle brings a series of breaking stories join the listening post as we turn the cameras on the media and focus on how they report on the stories that matter the most.
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watching al-jazeera let's take a look at the top stories right now the u.s. policy towards refugees is top of the agenda of a meeting of european leaders in brussels earlier the german chancellor called it a make or break issue for the union a newly influential right wing group of governments is pressing for stricter policies. made russia's vladimir putin the finnish capital helsinki on july sixteenth the two leaders are expected to discuss u.s. russia relations and other national security issues it comes a day after trump's national security advisor john bolton met with her in moscow. best friends are terry james mattis has been meeting his south korean counterpart.
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art and sold the two all talks on washington's decision to suspend joint military exercises earlier madis was in beijing discussing territorial disputes in the south china sea where he was told that china would not give up an inch of territory. britain's prince william is visiting the holy sites in occupied east jerusalem on the final day of his middle east tour he started the day paying respects at his great grandmother princess alice's grave rescue jews during the holocaust prince william is also visiting one of the most important holy sites for muslims that walks a mosque compound it is the first official visit by a member of the royal family since the british occupation of palestine ended in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight harry fossett has more from occupied east jerusalem. so the church of the holy sepulcher is the last official engagement of prince william's visit the third of the holy sites that he's visited here in occupied east jerusalem kensington palace made it very clear tried to choreograph this to the maximum that it could as
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a nonpolitical event but of course this visit coming seventy years after the end of the british mandate the first official royal visit to israel has been one which has been politically sensitive that is potentially why the palace was so keen and british government was so keen to pay significant attention to the palestinians during the course of this visit defining in the royal itinerary this old city of jerusalem as part of the occupied palestinian territories east jerusalem itself and as well as that in his dealings with the palestinian president mahmoud abbas in ramallah he spoke of both our countries in his initial remarks despite the fact of course the united kingdom does not at least yet recognize palestine as a state saying that only do so when it became helpful towards peace he also said that the palestinian people had not been forgotten the united kingdom stood with them as they work towards peace that was something that he also said the united kingdom stood with the israeli people during his engagement in tel aviv that has
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been some criticism both of the definition of is jerusalem is occupied by a is the israeli israeli politicians and the israeli culture minister has said that the decision not to meet with israel with jerusalem rather mare here in jerusalem was somewhat impolite so he's had to negotiate these political fault lines very delicately and paying as much weight as he can to both sides of the divide tell us the founder of the gulf matters taconic and share middle east i joined the fire from london we appreciate your time souls why now for this is it. well i think we need to put this into context just last week it was suggested that the great plan questioners and psalm on the saudi crown prince question of course is the president trump son in law and his middle east advisor the great plan the big deal on on on peace between israel and palestine that krishna was going to
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release this deal now this deal which is effectively excluded the palestinians from any conversations about it it's been called the sanctuary plan it's basically a real estate deal it would involve the palestinians surrendering about fifty percent of the west bank that the palestinian communities that are now pretty much encircled by israeli settlements would be ceded to jordan that the gaza border would be opened and the north sinai would become a place of refuge a place of sanctuary for palestinians now this plan is all of a bit of a madness really because in the first place the germans are not going to cede north sinai even though sisi might want to accommodate in particular the saudis nor the nor the palestinians going to give up so there is basically i think it's quite
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significant that the prince william has made this visit at this time and perhaps is a calming voice to this very extreme project. is being told he must accept so yeah there is a lot to unpack as we get more fishel details about what this particular plan is and we obviously will do that here on al-jazeera in the meantime though this particular visit for prince william is is the really really any significance that comes out of things like to say i mean sometimes things are just photo ops but sometimes images and words matter worth their words and things that he said that she found a real significance to either side. well i think for me the words that mattered when he's on with the president spoke about our countries having a long relationship i think that's that is very significant just let's let's face it the the british royal family never having visited israel or palestine in any
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public formal capacity before and the care with which he spoke and the balance that he presented he was he was very careful in how you approach it all of this could only have come about with the deep planning and approval of the foreign office here and i guess i see this as as an effort by the british to do in a very polite and british way to say hang on a minute we need to look at the palestinian voice we need to listen to the palestinian voice the one thing that i think is very important when when prince william sat down with president abbas he gave him respect respect has been very much lacking certainly from the trumpet ministration they've been dismissive they've been threatening they've they've told him take it or leave it he face the same kind of language from allah been solemn on the crown prince in saudi arabia so
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now. who really has quite a large global profile and a very positive one is showing the president of the palestinian people respect and i think that that says a lot of the play well in terms of wider public opinion and in fact he said and my message tonight is that you have not been forgotten so i am still la thank you very much your insight. you can tell this committee has published two previously leaked reports shedding light on the mistreatment of detainees the seven year old consolidated guidance document as it's currently known highlights hundreds of cases witnessed by u.k. security personnel on which detainee rights were violated the report say that those responsible for the abuse were british and american nationals the report suggests that greater clarity is needed to make sure ministers do not authorize actions which could lead to torture paul brennan has more. these two reports by the
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intelligence committee of the house of parliament paints a highly critical picture of the behavior of british intelligence services both in the period from two thousand and wants twenty ten and even afterwards what they found was multiple times where british intelligence services had for example supplied questions to interrogators despite the fact that they knew that the detainees being interrogated were subject to or likely to be subject of mistreatment and at other times the british were prepared to even offer to fund rendition by third party countries what the author of the report said was it is difficult to comprehend how those at the top of office did not recognise a pattern of mistreatment by the united states and the view that the u.k. tolerated actions and took other actions that we regard as inexcusable and the picture after twenty ten does not look much better what the members of parliament on the committee found was that there still remains a lack of clarity about exactly how the government decides how to get involved
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in rendition and in intelligence they said that there is no clear policy not even an agreement as to who is responsible for preventing u.k. complicity in illegal acts now the opposition parties have said that in order to clear up those kind of. lack of clarity there needs to be a judge led independent inquiry with the power to compel witnesses to come and give evidence there were certain intelligence agencies who refused to take part in the reports that the intelligence committee put together but the fact is that the british government at the moment is taking a lot of flak for the behavior of its intelligence agents. thousands of u.n. peacekeeping troops in sudan's darfur region may soon be asked to leave it's part of a controversial proposal which will be voted upon by the security council. and reports . for the past eleven years this peacekeeping mission in darfur has seen both
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success and bloodshed but the u.n. security council is now looking to reduce boots on the ground it says the mission is too expensive the focus too broad at one point sixty thousand blue helmets patrol sudan's most troubled areas but budget cuts approved by the security council has seen that number fall the latest plan is for the number of troops to be reduced by about half to roughly four thousand and the police force by a quarter to around one thousand nine hundred in two thousand and three the war in darfur began rebel groups accuse the sudanese government of oppression about three hundred thousand people died in the conflict with nearly two point five million displaced entire communities now live in refugee camps a joint effort between the u.n. and african union the union me to mission to go over dar force peacekeeping in two thousand and seven. two years later sudan's president omar al bashir became the
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first sitting president to be indicted by the international criminal court accused of war crimes including genocide i said to those victims and their families who continue to long for justice. do not despair and do not abandon hope. the downsizing plan would limit the missions operation to thirteen sites around our food scobell mara a mountainous area where there's been intense fighting there have been reports of villages being set on fire and people killed lives despite a cease fire in place the un accuses sudanese forces of intentionally blocking them from monitoring some of the worst affected areas but the government insists the conflict in darfur is over and would like to see the un peacekeepers leave over the next two years cuts he'll open so the young al-jazeera. press corps in northern thailand are continuing their search for twelve young footballers and their coach missing in a flooded cave and saturday but as the day goes by without any news their families
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are becoming increasingly desperate scott highly reports from shanghai. yelling into the hills for their missing boys for fathers in the jungle above cave pleading for their son to come home but the only reply they got was the wording of a black hawk helicopter after a night of heavy rain the skies cleared in the afternoon allowing helicopters to resume searching from the air frustrated with the lack of information and progress after five days the fathers went out on their own checking in with the searchers and looking for answers i mean. i want to watch the governor how my boys and all the other kids where are they do they have food and water that's all i want to know the only thing i can do is just wait and wait. a group of rescue volunteers from bangkok will use a high tech laser scanner in an attempt to locate the boys plan to lower down
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a recently located chimney that they hope leads deep in the cave. because it means can they can see through layers of ten meters and can share a graphic of the cave if we dropped it in the cave we can see the shape of a human more than a thousand people are now involved in the search including american troops and british diving experts. but was so many bodies and organizations at the scene there also serious logistical challenges were deep in the hills that how's this vast cave network while some groups are using high tech to assist in the search and rescue operation somewhat like these from the park service are doing the old fashioned way they're hiking through these woods to link up with some rescue officials deeper in the hills while the searching continues in the water in the air in the vast jungle families are focused on staying strong because at this stage that's one of few things they have control over scott had to al-jazeera chiang rai at least eleven thousand people including children as young as five have been arrested in the
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philippines for loitering in the streets rights groups believe some of them have died as a result of police brutality the crackdown ordered by president reagan to territory has resulted in hugely overcrowded jails where a sale sells meant to hold six people and have as many as eighty smale alynda the reports from manila. the last time sir you are good seal your sword genesys was a few years ago and he says his son promised he would come home but he never did. genesis died while under police detention after he was arrested for loitering right outside his home last week his family says he was taken in for simply not wearing a shirt in a public place and he paid the price with this life. release after all possible innocent a man who has committed no crime. and killed. dogs or killed in the.
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president to go to thirty says he wants to rid the country of street crime and has ordered the police to launch an intensive anti loitering campaign but critics say this is another crackdown directed against the poor the church's so-called war on drugs continues with more than twenty two thousand people killed since it took office two years ago we visited one of the detention facilities in the capital manila the stench of human sweat and heat is overwhelming this cell only has a capacity of six but it currently houses at least eighty in me it is so packed that there are three hour shifts so that others can sleep while the rest stand and the warden says this is an improvement. another sell for women when asked almost all of them say they have not seen a lawyer this fight being jailed for the rights groups say the situation is similar
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across the culture and deter to palestine this isn't and there more than ten thousand filipinos have already been arrested over the last two weeks but despite tremendous criticism president through the good artist says there will be no letup in his anti loitering campaign. and has even ordered the rounding up of minors hundred several ready been brought to police stations and this attachment alone at least fifty children are made to sign up as offenders every night some as young as spying. on them but to me there are cases of abuse and these are perpetrated by the authorities who are supposedly duty bound to protect the children the burdens the bird trying to force. or. order. places such as industries so what we want to deliver.
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but that is not a sentiment shared by many here rights groups say the country is steadily becoming a police state and they're dead and the justice of courts have now been replaced by the justice of guns. so head on al-jazeera and sport it's almost game time for these loyal supporters as japan has to secure their spot in the last sixteen.
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ninety percent of the world's fish stocks are being fished out or beyond that's the stain upon limits growing demand an industrial fishing techniques are pushing some populations of cod and china to the brink of collapse while millions of tons of other less marketable species are being used to fatten lies or fish food or simply discard it i'm so we are rightly in london u.k. where marine scientists are working together with local fisherman to get consumers hooked on sustainable seafood. based in east london a tiny startup by the name of sol shah is hoping to change london his relationship
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with fish. to fish for the german. order of business appointed. you choose how much for if you want health you want to income a good flow it's a bit like a budget box but the. we worked with a couple of control fischman we bother in thai touch and then handed out to us it's a really good way of just getting your hands on amazing finish trying things that maybe you haven't tried before and also supporting the got a call to mostyn infinite is one of maybe three and a half thousand small scale fishermen what do you mean dishwater is that unlike many out this piece families being in the business but generations to come to the trade a decade to the oyster my fish and let's go a little boys out of all the ones that told us what we got for each of the school said you know for the stunt for a movie take i want to play rock stone so that once i don't know on the street they stay right. here on the continent is nothing that they have
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a part for you know it's a dialogue there are no. fish touches the bigger fish. the all the nasal sight that big fish but someone that's a little small fish as well which trolling the only thing you know looking like a day in. the sun told you could avoid everything that. unlike industrial bottom two minutes which tried to along the seafloor and can kill a wide array of three night. stay still in the world and the notch holes means he's not undermining feature fish stocks by catching the juveniles. those he does like standing that come in and i. say that's legal so it's a low life i work for backyards but. that's not. how much would you get to say for. a place if you sent it three don't rub it in
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just jack because it's a flat right for her and the cage on. the house side of the market may go to my tool for a crate for for the son plights says quite a bit there. yeah so share members help keep martin in business by giving him a good price and buying a set weight each week of whatever he brings in he also going to fishmonger what i seldom i still get a break simon called from provence and chairman of the four friends i sell more than anything else and they're also some of the most kind of owners fish exactly. everyone of someone's office all which. is go all day because they're prepared to accept whatever turns up and have a car or different spaces and that spanking first figure given a child. it's only going to congress is going to quote really is invested royale made significant this meant that for we end up in boy. the business is what is
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missing from a lot of the way that we that we eat today you know there's such a big disconnect between what's on our plates the naris come from. that's that people want to buy didn't that there's something about we're not so sure i started in twenty thirteen and now has eighteen members in london who buy from martin and a few up a small scale fishing. from a boat to icebox in a matter of minutes the race is now on to get today's fresh catch straight up to social members in london so it's about finding people that care about where the fish come from and linking them with the called the fishermen that have a cause i see. we have a newsgathering team here there is
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a second term and they're all over the world and they do a fantastic job when information is coming in very quickly all at once you've got to be able to react to all of the changes and al-jazeera we adapt to them. my job is is to break it all down and we held the view understand it make sense of it. i'm.
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july on al jazeera in a new series of head to heads. of the big issues with hard hitting questions mexico is getting ready for a general election what direction will the country take as it struggles with drug violence and economic instability. people in power continues to examine the use and abuse of power around the world as the world cup in russia nears its end will bring you stories from the pitch of the world's most viewed sporting events on television and online the stream continues to tap into the extraordinary potential of social media to disseminate news. on al-jazeera. to. the town.
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until now the coverage of. most of the world was about covering tragedies. and that was it but not how people feel how they how they think and that's what we do we go five and a half months of demanding it and the phone education system that was introduced to . have to fill a void that needed to be filled. the time had come for the p.l.o. to seek a new and peaceful solution. pursuing a path of diplomacy what was to turn their agreed with draw from lebanon into one of the most realistic civilian massacres of modern times women children jews we couldn't believe this chronicling the turning story of the struggle for a palestinian. in the low history of the revolution on al-jazeera.
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deep divisions emerge as european leaders meet to discuss the refugee crisis on also is the issue can make or break the e.u. . i'm richelle carey this is al-jazeera live from doha also coming up the white house announces dates for a bilateral summit between donald trump and russian president vladimir putin we will have the details from washington d.c. . china says it will not give up even an inch of its territory in the pacific as the u.s. defense secretary meets president xi jinping and beijing. u.k.'s prince william is concluding his middle east tour with a visit to the religious sites in occupied eastern.


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