tv NEWS LIVE - 30 Al Jazeera August 12, 2018 12:00pm-12:34pm +03
yeah after more than four hundred were injured in violence at the place on friday thousands of people have gathered in the capital because west to protest against the ruling social democrats and many other main ex-pats who've returned home to protest against corruption or can't get as a journalist who's been covering the rallies or have things that government action will few more protests i think in the immediate short term the protests last night and the one again tonight we may see another couple of nights of protests getting a bit smaller. but the protest movement in general will continue because the government is continuing to mislead these measures that anger so many people and they will continue to do that it looks like you know they show no sign of changing their policies and the protesters will continue to take to the streets so in the short term we will probably see a protest again to morrow night and all maybe one or two more nights and then maybe
it will stop for a little while but in a month two months chances are tens of thousands will be back in the streets once more. still ahead on the bulletin spain and germany agreed to a new partnership to stop my grandsons in the border from shanghai ends on to travel across europe plus. i was. one year after violent protests from the u.s. city of charlottesville a much more peaceful demonstration to mark the anniversary. how the gulf is the p.g.a. in missouri should be happy now when there's still showers around quite obviously but they are tend to drift slowly south and sugar sells more in texas in the last
twelve eighteen hours or so and this texas may be able to oklahoma where the showers of ice which could court thundery rain exists for the answer but look what's happening at this east coast once again the rain has come back and it's persistent rain i've just had a look at this i think you could see between one and two hundred millimeters again falling around the new york area for example that's going to bring back the flooding that's not far away to be honest so louis looks fine that the southwest the southwest monsoon is just edging a bit more rain for thunderstorms arizona new mexico florida still looks within the big showers we saw coming out of well haiti jamaica and cuba are still there as a daily potential certainly gotten the full cost for sunday and we've got an increasing rain right honduras which for the sas and a bit further north as well that's persistent for a couple of days mexico's gets wetter again and the showers around jamaica maybe a little lighter in fact cuba's day on monday looks largely sunny but if you're on
something domingo. expect some showers. on counting the cost what the first wave of u.s. sanctions on iran means by iranians and companies doing business there the world's biggest oil producers and climate change plus stamping out colombia's cocaine addiction counting the cost on the edges it. al-jazeera. where ever you.
good to have you with us on al jazeera and these are our top stories thousands of people have been protesting against as from his controversial nation state nor in central tel aviv the law officially affirms israel's jewish character and jewish settlements as a national value critics say the norm makes non jewish minorities second class citizens the u.n. special on watching his talks between warring parties next month will focus on a transitional government and laying down arms at a national criticism has been growing on the airstrikes by the saudi a morality coalition and killed a bus full of schoolchildren and anti-government protesters have been rallying for a second day in romania after more than four hundred were injured in violence with police on friday they were cruising the ruling social democrats of corruption and failing to provide them opportunities. german chancellor angela merkel says
no european member can avoid the challenge of migration she made the comments at a meeting with spain's prime minister pedro sanchez as a migrant exchange deal between the two countries comes into effect on your guy hugo reports. a city in southern spain maybe an application to european leaders to partner up over a divisive issue migration and agreement the german chancellor hopes will help quell the argument over the refugee crisis with the help of fellow member european union countries. and. we are just a few kilometers from the african coast similar to multiple sicily so this is a challenge we must cope with together and no country can dodge this task. the aim to stop refugees and migrants using the border free schengen zone to travel to germany a country that has taken in already more than a million asylum seekers since two thousand and fifteen those who are already
registered in spain will be refused entry at the german border and deported within forty eight hours. we want the solidarity of the e.u. and its members with this migration challenge that we are facing in our country but you also accept our responsibility regarding the control of secondary movements that are affecting in this case germany. if this bilateral agreement sounds familiar that's because it is it's based on the existing dublin agreement that was suspended by mrs merkel and twenty fifteen as a result of the refugee problems that year the german government has portrayed the deal as a breakthrough in the current immigration crisis a similar pact is also being made with greece and there was never any doubt that this agreement with spain would go ahead but spain has recently become the new preferred route for asylum seekers attempting to reach europe and there are fears that it will be yet another transit point for migrants to reach germany germany is
also working with italy to agree a similar deal a challenge given the immigration stance from politicians now in its government. to the u.s. now an anti fascist rally has taken place in the city of charlottesville the scene of white supremacist violence that killed in protest in last year this time peaceful demonstrations are being held amid tight security presence the city is under a state of emergency ahead of planned rallies on sunday. and as many as four hundred right when protesters are expected to attend along with more than a thousand counter demonstrators and a park and front of the white house police say this time they plan to stop the sides from interacting john hendren has this report from washington d.c. . a year ago to the day liberal might net the old right now police in washington d.c. want to keep history from repeating itself. on the anniversary of the deadly white
supremacist rally in charlottesville virginia that left a counter demonstrator dead when a car drove into a crowd as many as four hundred white supremacist marchers prepared to converge on lafayette square in front of the white house so do more than a thousand left wing marchers who call themselves and chief were anti fascists jason kessler who organized that unite the right march is leading this one day that you hear around you that is a anti-white. leaving many here fearing another round of violent confrontation and i think something serious could happen i think something terrible would happen let me just say i. should shot as phil kessel is charlottesville our richard spencer is not expected in washington though his ideas are. yes i mean america story please undoubtedly a white country were headed in a very different direction what we're saying rings true what we're saying cuts
right to the heart of the matter and that's why people are attracted to us that's why we're growing hundreds of city and u.s. park service police will line the streets with one simple goal well to make sure be to make sure that nobody is injured and nothing gets broken barricades will play a key role police say they've learned lessons from charlottesville and their main goal will be to keep the two groups apart even as they converge by the hundreds in this relatively small space it's a colossal task counter-demonstrators are already filling the streets i think it's an absolute affront to human decency to battle out on these nazis and white supremacy sonnets a calm here and march in front of the white house on this somber anniversary a police force with perhaps more experience than. troy's to. not let me join him good old jews europe washington. to peru now where hundreds of protesters have been rallying in the capital lima demanding gender parity and of
reform in the judiciary the demonstrators say the judicial system ignores a high level of violence against women seven out of ten women in peru have suffered some sort of physical or psychological abuse as of twenty sixteen rights groups want politicians to discuss these issues in congress. it's been six hundred days since al jazeera journalist more hussein was arrested in egypt without charge hussein's accused of broadcasting false news and receiving foreign farms to defame state institutions he and al-jazeera strongly deny the allegations and the network is demanding his release or burden manley reports. locked up in solitary confinement al jazeera journalist mahmud hussein is yet to have any formal charges brought against him the egyptian national was stopped questioned and detained in december two thousand and sixteen after traveling from doha where he was based to
visit his family in cairo he's been held in the notorious tour a maximum security prison where he's complained of mistreatment hussein and al jazeera strongly deny the allegations against him that he broke last false news writing letters in the last. african thing to me in a lot of the good offices. democracy in the country by his lot of people which include press freedom and freedom of expression egypt level similar charges against al-jazeera trio bonhomme hama mohamed fahmy i'm peter greste day five years ago and as there are explore editor in chief ibrahim helal was sentenced to death and absentia two years ago. reporters without borders ranks egypt one hundred sixty one out of one hundred eighty countries in this year's watch press freedom index it says at least thirty two journalists are being held in egyptian
jails few have been put on trial most of been detained for months or years and over a being held on trumped up charges. those imprisoned included gyptian journalist mahmoud abizaid known as shock and he's been locked up for five years reporting on the rubber square protests in cairo where hundreds of protesters were killed and thousands injured recently shall can be nominated for unesco is press freedom prize and multi award winning journalist well about us had its home raided a may and was arrested and detained. as egyptian authorities. target what they describe as fake news new laws were passed in july to support the arrests of journalists they allow the state to block social media accounts and detain journalists who have more than five thousand followers existing laws which are already being used to cost. us media freedom new laws wishes.
many more. will be understood because they want to express their opinion supporters of president sisi say they will safeguard freedom of expression. but rights groups say it will give a legal basis for egypt to crackdown on craigslist and or to send more about manly al jazeera. people in mali are preparing to launch of the presidential runoff on sunday kate is expected to return to power for another five year term he's facing opposition leaders who made a say say trail behind him in the first round the vote will take place amid fears of ethnic violence and accusations of election fraud mama vava poured from the capital bamako. that is also the first round two weeks ago gave forty one percent of the vote while his main rival got close to eighteen percent
was accused of fraud by opposition leaders but moving on you know who. to get a low result in the election is indeed heartbreaking but you cannot accuse president being behind that figure it's the decision of the million people which reflects their judgment of you. meanwhile was repeating the claims. once again i am asking for your vote so that together we can achieve the dream and the destiny that i have for mali i don't need to remind you of the grave in multiple illegalities of the first round which amount to political banditry they were a criminal breach of the law and of human dignity one day the reality will be clear to us. all and it will shame those who have dirty their hands with fraud and corruption. seceded borst of what he described as a major success in the first round he's the first opposition candidate in the democratic history of mali to take a sitting president to on off but his hopes of
a united front by the other opposition parties have been partly dust by the refusal of many first round losing candidates to endorse him the government has also closed down a local radio station that supports sisi accusing it of inciting violence and hate speech she says supporters organize a rally on saturday to protest the alleged electoral violations and to warn against a repeat violence was reported in at least a fifth of the twenty three thousand polling stations on july twenty ninth no vote took place at all in three percent of those centers and four soldiers were killed in an ambush as their convoy carrying election material since then ethnic violence has worsened in the central region of mctee as dozens of learning herdsman have been killed by rival hunters the e.u. has expressed concern over security and the government got on a free and fair enough for the leaders the focus now is on the vote but for
millions there is a desire to see that democracy does not fall victim to power struggles president is trying to stay in power he has supporters and means but his opponents are preparing a fresh offensive and many are curious to see if mali is will for the first time manage to change their leaders through the ballot box. the indian state of carola is on high alert after at least thirty four people died during one of the region's worst floods heavy rains have destroyed farmlands and forced more than thirty one thousand people from their homes authorities have released water from twenty five dams because they had reached full capacity. now there is live for the one of the two thousand and one the prize for literature has died at his home in london he was eighty five not paul was born and brought trinidad to dozens of boxing with themes of migration and exile his folks cost an
unflinching look at the british colonial empire and its legacy his wife called him a giant and all that he a change up to come out of the andean politan diplomat he believed life of work helped expose the untold histories of colonized community. i think i was a knight was singular contribution to words the twentieth century literature is bringing out to the fore the suppressed histories are. various communities various peoples across the world that he was a writer who travelled abroad us the continents and wrote about your history are people whose history has been not written before nightfall like any other human being or a writer had he has drawbacks and. and and
problems. but that does not. mean that his writings. can be rejected completely we must look at his writings in a holistic way in in a in a manner in which we give the great to him very distilled and of course he had big issues he had issues with temperament and issues read several. several other things but. no doubt he was a great writer and his contribution is important for us. you know again out of the problem and with the headlines on al-jazeera and thousands of people in tel aviv have been protesting against israel's controversial nation state law demonstrators say the law is undemocratic and marginalizes
israel's long jewish that is since the bill which passed last month officially defined israel as a jewish state and made hebrew the only official language downgrading to the status of arabic the u.n. delegation is in gaza for meetings with hamas officials to deescalate tensions with israel meanwhile funerals were held for the three palestinians including a medic who were killed by israeli forces on friday there have been protests for twenty weeks at the gaza israel border fence demonstrators have been demanding the right of return for palestinian refugees the u.n. special envoy to yemen says talks between warring parties next month will focus on a transitional government and laying down but before those talks can even begin to solve the amorality coalition air strike killed dozens of children in a whole two stronghold in the north funerals were held for some of those killed but some parents are still looking for their children among the debris the syrian
government is strikes backed by russia have killed dozens of civilians the last remaining opposition strongholds in the north twenty eight children are among the dead and the province and nearby and their poll friday's bombardment is the most intense round of airstrikes there and moms antigovernment protesters have been rallying for a second day in romania after more than four hundred were injured in violence with the police on friday thousands of people have gathered at the capital rest to protest against the ruling social democrats. yes my paul the winner of the two thousand and one nobel prize for literature has died at his home in london he was eighty five ninety four was born and grew old trinidad and vote dozens of books many dealing with themes of migration and exile his books cast an unflinching look at the british colonial empire and its legacy his wife called him a giant in all that he achieved well those are the headlines on al-jazeera produce stay with us counting the cost is coming up next thank you very much for watching.
train and equip the opposition in syria so they can help push back these terrorists people in power investigates how the us supplies soviet style weapons to its allies through private company to spend the us government could wash their hands and say well we didn't know where it was coming from so weapon that was supplied by the us government may well end up being pointed at us soldiers yes absolutely we pick it up less than two months after the professional america's gone the secret pipeline to syria on al-jazeera. has some secret this is counting the cost on al-jazeera your weekly look at the world of business and economics what the first wave of u.s. iran sanctions means for iranians and companies doing business there also this week big oil and climate change what are the world's largest oil companies failing to
reveal about the future of fossil fuels. plus the economic stakes in the saudi can of the us back. so a first round of u.s. economic sanctions on iran were slapped back into place this week they're being reimposed because u.s. president donald trump walked away from the twenty fifteen nuclear deal with iran a second round of u.s. sanctions targeting the country's oil and gas industry will hit in november we'll have a report from same bus ravi on what impact sanctions are heavy inside iran in just a few moments but first practical hand reports from washington on what the u.s. wants to achieve by re-imposing penalties. the u.s. plan when it comes to iran hurt the economy hurt the people forced the government to agree to change much of its foreign policy the policy is not regime change but we definitely want to put maximum pressure on the government and it's not just to
come back to discuss fixing a deal that's basically not fixable dealing with the nuclear weapons aspect we want to see a much broader retreat by iran from their support for international terrorism their belligerent military activity in the middle east and their ballistic missile nuclear related programs all things around is unlikely to agree to still the partners in the nuclear deal are urging dialogue we really just encourage and united states to start talking to its partners in iran in order to be able to find a route forward the european union is trying to protect its companies taking the unusual step of issuing a blocking statement that says european companies should ignore u.s. sanctions but still car companies drug manufacturers and many other big names are leaving iran the reason if a company does business in the united states and then chooses to do business in iran well the u.s. government can basically cut them out of the u.s.
market that is a much more important economic one government officials here say they will be watching closely and they plan to aggressively enforce the sanctions that have been put in place. still the u.s. is going this alone unlike last time the other major economies like china are vowing to continue to do business with iran and even though they technically will not be able to use the u.s. dollar the world's currency former state department official jarrett block says they will find a way to work around that and that will hurt the u.s. in the long term the world's banking system is like a sewer and all of the plumbing runs to new york there's new laws of physics there's new laws that says that has to be true it's just the way things have developed since world war two right now. we've got the e.u. which is their economy is as large as ours you've got china growing to the point that they will soon be larger than us and if we abuse the power that we get from that central role if we could preciously apply sanctions without taking into
account the national security concerns of our closest allies and partners we're going to lose that position. the trust of ministration is betting the power of the u.s. dollar is key to all economic growth all around the world around hoping that by the u.s. going it alone that will no longer be the case. at the edge of the country where iran meets in iraq human mules have carried smuggled goods across the border for years rugged routes like this one in kurdistan province import electronics phones beauty products medicine cigarettes the list goes on it's dangerous work as smugglers evade taxes and customs duties. the illegal trade represents a fraction of iranian imports but with more u.s. sanctions imposed the government is cracking down on the groups controlling these routes. iran has land and naval borders with fifteen countries we could never close all the borders for seventy to eighty years now local people have been trading with
neighboring countries in the last two decades demands in the country have risen and the scale of the border trade has increased if you associate it to sanctions our government is against it and has made many obstacles for local people that are involved in it iranian leaders are keen to stop illegal imports and promote made in iran goods it's part of the policy from the supreme leader himself to develop domestic production and to become self-reliant in the face of american economic pressure despite financial struggle iranian consumers care about quality and what name brands some turned to secondhand markets to stay in fashion on a budget others are buying a gold and ironically american dollars to keep their saving safe from the impact of american sanctions things such as tires are being replaced only after being driven down to the roof. and with the rising cost of replacement recycling is squeezing a little more mileage out of the stuff of life. hussein has restored old furniture
for years he says he's part artist part handyman and his customers with an eye for quality can be unforgiving. people want to keep the originality of the work because nothing new can replace something old another issue is high prices many products are not made or imported anymore so people prefer to keep things it is about the cost in iran prices the main issue the economic pressure has provoked more street protests recently but in a small corner shop in the capital art is being borne out of the city. we're joining me now from stuttgart is andrea white's a managing director and co-founder of u.k. based on our gent capital since two thousand and nine he's been in vising international companies targeting the iranian market thanks very much for being with us so donald trump has said that these are in his words the most biting sanctions ever our many of us will say that this is the kind of bluster that we've come to expect from the u.s.
president but just how hard will the sanctions hit the iranian economy believe this is certainly one sure president from by his. intense blood he is doing here and you see the damage is already doing to the iranian economy there we are. you there you still might get key which is not only of sector of the sanctions but also the way the government has a central bank has handled the foreign exchange situation it's landed them well charles in order to improve their you you have high unemployment you have companies leaving so low slides and the economy also president trump has also warned that anyone doing business with iran will not be doing business with the united states. who is he talking to here china or the european union and if he is would they risk their own economies by defying the u.s.
. would say his comments of from more addressed to europeans because the chinese. are more independent to the sanction issue they will continue to buy oil. india as well turkey makes noises saying they will stick to their own nation's them selves so terribly probably you could suppose from u.s. sanctions but definitely european companies have a lot at stake in the us look at war bennett said they aren't trekking starting out is not delivering mass. and lorries so. the issue is with europe again so what do you expect the europeans to do i mean if you were advising them what do you what would you be telling them at this point if you are invested in this area and yet lies company and the whole area but definitely
you have those who decide to leave because they are next on your approach pump and it's like siemens are the big companies who very much depend on the u.s. markets no question for them to leave then you have those who are probably less exposed they will try to stay and they do stay and you have others who see this as an opportunity to have no us expose your and. it will emanate transaction and to buy businesses in iran much depends what your exposure on. to the u.s. economy if you don't happen in iran is an opportunity if you have a lot of folks closer to the u.s. iran you're iran exposure can be a problem indeed or iran is already reacting to this they put in place. measures to emergency measures to stop the collapse of its currency which islam to record lows against the u.s.
dollar since the start of the year what impact is that having is it working the video only to say they started that on monday but sell. as we all know you can stand against the market and iran was trying to stand against the forex market and by not allowing foreign exchange to have your creative panic. there really are. to assert of its value and now by allowing foreign exchange offices again and releasing to subsidize. to bring the official rate and the market rate closer to go along so you believe that this will work because at the moment at this rate the country can't even import interest prohibitively expensive. what the americans haven't done you ran you know it's. been quite efficient doing it themselves so. they hopefully can repel and undo what they have done so
far and this is only the first wave of sanctions against iran u.s. sanctions against iran being told there's going to be a second wave in november which is targeting iran's oil exports and of course iran is boil rather is a is a big part of iran's economy what effect is that going to have made that is that their president. is having he wants to bring get oil explorer to kneel which is probably not happening as i mentioned to chinese will buy indians will buy and are already very large buyouts then any way versus will probably not have in the past and i don't see why given that they get sick you a she will get to be well into. that you. have to adjust again to the same measures you have skating event and the iranians are also rather well trained in handling same shoes andrea streisand thanks very much
for being with us thank you. all right still to come on counting the cost a pledge to stamp out colombia's cocaine addiction. but first the turkish lira has hit an all time low versus the dollar concerns about worsening relations with the u.s. sparked the latest selloff the currency has lost more than one third of its value this year analysts say concerns are growing as well the repayments on foreign loans won't be made for each credit rating agency said friday it is watching developments . now relations between saudi arabia and canada soured dramatically this week canada's foreign ministry had called for the release of a saudi women's rights activists with family in canada in a tweet and saudi arabia immediately drew its ambassador and ordered students and medical patients to leave canada to initially it was unclear how the dispute would affect the annual.