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that's going to sing brings his personal story to life. al-jazeera correspondent. private bully. but. there's not a smoking gun there's a smoking saw top ranking u.s. senators get a briefing from the cia director on the death of jamal khashoggi and they're convinced the saudi crown prince directed the matter. hello i'm the saudi a tail and this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up the mother inquiry says x. u.s. national security advisor michael flynn has cooperated significantly and should serve no jail time. bowing to pressure from suspends plans to increase fuel taxes
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after the country so it's west riots in decades and. it is i think a precedent for this house to find just as income to the british prime minister stuff as major defeats as parliament scrutinizes have breck's to deal. with. senior senators in the u.s. say the time has come for the trumpet ministration to condemn saudi arabia for the murder of jon this jamal khashoggi or congress will act to follow as a briefing by cia chief g. and a hostile to senate leaders those who emerge from the meeting with a unified in their assessment that saudi crown prince mohammed bin salmond ordered casualties matter and must be held to account mike hanna has more from washington d.c. . the cia director paused on her way in paying respects to president
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george h.w. bush lying in state in the capitol the briefing took place behind closed doors only a small group of eight senators invited all in. agreement about one basic fact. i have zero question in my mind that the crown prince n.b.s. ordered the killing monitoring the killing knew exactly what was happening planned in advance he if he was in front of a jury he would be convicted in thirty minutes guilty. so. the question is what we do about that saudi arabian in the different entities. if the saudi government is going to. be in the hands of this man. for a long time to come up and it very difficult to be able to do business because i think
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he's crazy to. think he is dangerous and he has put their relationship at risk only a strong response by the united states will send a clear and unequivocal message that such actions are not acceptable in the world's stage and i think that's more important than ever and i hope that senator graham and my legislation which would create a real set of consequences mandatory global make netsky a series of sanctions beyond those that exists would be a very strong answer to what has happened last week both the secretary of state and the secretary of defense told the full senate there was no concrete evidence linking the crown prince to the murder senator graham used the term willfully blind and questions are asked to about president trump's ambivalence it would be really easy for the president to walk out into the press room today and just date that.
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that n.b.s. killed a journalist we know he killed a journalist. we know he ordered it we know he we we know that he monitored it these are all people that are very close to him and and that is not acceptable for american standards in the days ahead senators will be discussing what action to take and here there is some division in the senate some one pledge a slave aimed specifically at declaring the guilt off the crown prince mohammed bin solomon others want a y u to bill drawn up. which would include economic sanctions against saudi arabia including a ban on all weapons sales only one thing at the stage is clear given the mood after this briefing legislation there will be mike hanna al-jazeera washington and john hendren has more now on the political implications in the u.s.
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after that senate briefing by the cia director. president donald trump is dealing with a rebellion from within his own republican party senators listen to the testimony of cia director gina haskell on tuesday and walked out saying they were convinced these are eight senate leaders saying they are convinced that the crown prince of saudi arabia ordered the death of his shoji among other bits of evidence that they heard was that the cia had information that that the crown prince had spoken to a top aide of his so i'll cut tommy eleven times during the course of that day before and after the murder and senators said they want the trumpet ministration to respond so far president trump has said we side with the u.s. with saudi arabia but the senators say the united states reputation is on the line here and they've already passed a preliminary vote to stop aid to saudi arabia in their war in yemen so the drug
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administration is now ready to act on that they're being asked to act by the senate and the house of representatives is also asking for testimony by gina haskell there or at least a closed briefing which is what leaders of the senate got members of the senate many of them are asking for gee a house bill to address the entire senate so the trump administration has a problem on its hands and now it has to act and it will likely act and well before democrats take over control of the house of representatives in january because then things could get really dicey for president trump and al jazeera is tiny betsy is in istanbul with reaction from techie where the matter of cat. i think for sure they're going to welcome this reaction it backs up everything they said from day one i think there's been a lot of dismay within the turkish government about the stand of president trump the you know maybe he did maybe he didn't sort of conclusion about mohamed bin salman and whether or not he was responsible as far as the turkish authorities are
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concerned without naming him in public they have said that this murder was on the doorstep of the saudi royal court that was in public in private you know left nothing to to to to to conclude they definitely leading towards him on if not him who is it they've been asking that question over and over again but the evidence has been so circumstantial the turkish government leaked from basically from the moment they have the audio recordings excerpts from that it put together and piece together what happened to mr karzai and it's very clear as far as they're concerned they've got this kind of you know split situation now they want to maintain a relationship with saudi arabia because there is a very important strategic regional partner but also they want to maintain the pursuit of justice they say it happened in turkey and they have a moral responsibility of following that they're very concerned also that the investigation seems to have reached a dead end as far as the turkish authorities are concerned because now the ball is very much in the saudi court and the saudis are saying that eleven people have been
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charged five of them are facing the death penalty the turkish authorities want those people to come and stand trial in turkey there's no response to that but they've also asked some very important questions if it wasn't one hundred bin salman who ordered the killing then who was it and where are the remains of mr kosofsky because they have never been found and they're asking the question now it's been eight weeks since he was murdered you've got these people in custody why don't we have it in for any information about where the remains are so lots of questions but this news is very important for them because they believe i am sure that this now will reinvigorate the investigation put a lot of pressure on saudi arabia to comply and to cooperate. talks to try to bring an end to the war in yemen are due to take place in suisun who he delegates flew to stockholm from sun on tuesday while other rebel delegates are expected to travel to sweden from oman on wednesday the u.n. sponsored talks are the first since communication between yemen's government and the who these broke down and twenty sixteen the united nations is warning the war
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in yemen could feather worsen the situation for the country's people in the new year even more than eighteen million in need of food aid the world food program says yemenis are now experiencing the worst humanitarian crisis since the u.n. was formed to more than seventy years ago this is not a country on the brink of catastrophe this is a country that is in a catastrophe it will see in the severe hunger rate spike from eight million to twelve million the number of food insecure people those eight to twelve are the people that are on the brink of starvation these are people just going to bed hungry these are people who don't know where the next bills coming from this the general food insecurity those you are going to bed hungry is risen up to about eighty ninety million people out of twenty nine million people in the u.s.
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special counsel has recommended no jail time for president donald trump's former national security adviser michael flynn saying he's cooperated substantially with the russian investigation robert muller says flynn provided information about interactions between trump's team and russian government officials as the president was transitioning into office then pleaded guilty in december twenty seventeen to lying to the f.b.i. about his contacts with russia he is the only member of transferred ministration to admit guilt to to a crime uncovered during miller's probe bruce fein is a former us associate deputy attorney general he says robert mueller is sending a signal to those who might be willing to cooperate with the probe. it is surprising since the the. something of lying to the f.b.i. kind of sets a baseline for others who have been similarly charged so if flynn charged with lying zero then what about the others is charged with lying man
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a for the papadopoulos several others are they going to get zero as well on the other hand they may have decided that this was a signal to other potential witnesses that if you cooperate you know you can avoid jail time so it would encourage them to others who are involved to be forthcoming it's also possible that mr flynn would know what kind of relationship jared questionnaire had with the russians because he also was speaking with the ambassador remember he flirted with the idea of a private communications channel at one time and maybe others in that loop who were talking regularly how are we going to deal with the russians even in that transition period and that would be something that would be of great interest to muller's since he's trying to marry charter is to identify what were the contacts and call it maybe if not collusion collaboration between the russians and the trump transition we're far from finding the the end point here i think the next step in
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the equation is next week where mr muller identifies what he things were the continuing alliance of paul man of force and i can think that there will be a very real strict recommendation of a very heavy sentence to give signals not only to man afford but to others cooperation means to be completely candid and forthcoming if you're not you're going to get a hammer over your head and i also think next week will be informative because it seems as though mr trump is going to defend mr mann afford and maybe even send a signal if he holds tight like roger stone has said in the same signal to he could perhaps obtain a pardon. where the next twenty still ahead on al-jazeera a pledge from ukraine's presidents or relatives of the naval crew detained by russia last month and the u.s. gives russia and ultimatum to save a cold war nuclear weapons treaty. once
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again we got another round yet another round of wet weather making its way to the eastern side of the mediterranean into the love and loss of cloud here lots of showers and those showers that in the longer spells of rain that continue to drive their way in across syria lebanon jordan pushing right across into iraq some snow there to the north of that just around georgia armenia might see a little bit of snow a possibility of somewhere and wintry weather at times also edging towards azerbaijan as the system continues to drive its way through the race would stools that western side of iran but as you can see lots of cloud of rain around that brings back the potential for flooding for many try and find over towards afghanistan towards pakistan warm sunshine here wolf sunshine to across much of the rabid peninsula so a lot wetter weather just around that northeastern corner of saudi arabia kuwait
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we'll see further spells of wet weather but you come down into. they were looking the highs of around twenty seven celsius over the next couple of days lossie several dry and sunny some pleasant weather coming through dr find safe or good parts of southern africa thickening cloud just around mozambique towards zimbabwe but the wetter weather is further north with some showers into the uk and and also angola. the story of one of the most successful p.r. campaigns in the us. study after study demonstrated perspective american media coverage what part of this case you get through your thick head is home lost a turtle is the realization the only thing that you're going to say is what we want and if you don't say it when i go what you speak it would be very her and her ordinary americans to know that they're being deceived the occupation of the
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american mind on al-jazeera. welcome back. a reminder about top stories this hour top u.s. senators say they're more success than ever the saudi crown prince ordered the killing of journalist jamal khashoggi they came to the conclusion following a cia briefing on the matter. who the rebels and the u.n. special envoy for yemen are in stockholm following the waves the talks the u.n. hopes the negotiations will signal the stops to an end of what it calls the west humanitarian crisis in the wilds. u.s. special counsel robert muller is recommending no jail time the president donald
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trump's former national security advisor michael flynn says phin cooperated substantially with the investigation into alleged russian interference in the twenty sixteen election. british m.p.'s have found their government to be in contempt of parliament by failing to publish the full legal advice on the prime minister's bricks to deal with the european union members of parliament have begun five days of debate on to resume a is proposed plan before they vote on it next week the democratic unionist party from northern ireland which props up the minority government says it will approve the deal has the latest from london. to the tuesday sore a series of setbacks for to resume a and her government it was supposed to see the start of five days of debate on her deal ahead of a parliamentary vote on it for next tuesday but that was delayed because politicians from all of the opposition parties here in westminster and the northern
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irish d u p a democratic unionist party as well who have been propping up trees amaze government called for a vote on contempt of parliament saying that the government had broken its own promise in november to publish the full legal advice on this breaks it deal given to it by the attorney general the chief legal officer all along the government insisted that was not in the national interest but when it came down to it parliament just wasn't convinced. i was. not i the eyes of the right three hundred eleven. to the last two hundred ninety three so the are you have eight the guys have eight are not. point toward a cure starmer. on a point of order mr speaker this house has now spoken and it's off huge
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constitutional political significance it is i think unprecedented for this house to find ministers in contempt the motion makes clear the government must now publish the attorney general's final legal advice in full with the government has now promised to publish the full legal advice from the attorney general but it's also been defeated in another vote in the commons and that was on an amendment to the withdrawal agreement saying that if it's rejected by parliament which is looking more and more likely then the commons will get a vote january on a plan b. saying that in effect. the government should do x. or the government should do y. and what that really means for the labor party in particular is that it will be able to say we do not we will go out leaving the e.u. with no deal the so-called cliff edge scenario there was another setback in
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luxemburg when the european court of justice took advice from the u.k. could in theory reverse article fifty the process by which it said it wanted to leave the european union unilaterally so that if for example the country did go to a new referendum on the deal or a general election labor's preferred option right now then that could actually happen that's that's opening up a road for people who say that the only way out of the an pass is to put the question back to the people. after weeks of violent protests over a proposed fuel tax hike france's government has bowed to demonstrators demands president emanuel macron had argued that the goal of the energy taxes was to address climate change that what started as a revolt against an increase in the cost of living has spiraled into a launch a movement against the french president david tacey reports from paris. it was the prime minister edward felipe who was forced into a u. turn in a nationwide television broadcast while present emmanuel macron remained aloof in
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the early say powers. for more than three weeks tens of thousands of french people have been expressing their anger around about that tollgates new shopping areas or in the streets of many french towns this anger has deep roots it isn't burning for a while it's often stayed quiet other fretty sense or pride today it's been expressed with force and in a collective way one has to be deaf not to see or hear it because but protesters manning the yellow vest blockades were already rejecting the concessions and demanding more from the government but no i don't think it's enough we're on extraordinary movement there are too many demands this from pensioners from young people from all cause everyone wants an increase in purchasing power. president macro hopes these concessions will mark the beginning of the end of the protests
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but the yellow vests believe this could be the beginning of the end for mark wrong the latest opinion poll puts him down a twenty three percent a record low for a man just eighteen months into his presidency. a school on fire in the south of france the protests are spreading on all fronts to the president's ambitious reforms and what yellow vests are calling act for the revolt in paris is still going ahead on saturday david chaytor al-jazeera paris. the iranian president has again threatened to close a major strait if the u.s. shuts off its oil exports nearly a third of all oil is shipped through the strait of hormuz now they're wondering may photo shoot he will continue to sell or oil despite u.s. sanctions america is unable to stand in the way of iran's oil exports it needs to know that if it decides to do so then there won't be any oil exported through the persian gulf america wants to weaken our relations with neighboring countries and
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the world. china is promising to work quickly to implement measures that it's agreed with the u.s. to avoid a trade war both sides decided on saturday to negotiate a deal with the ninety days but u.s. president donald trump warned he could impose new tariffs if an agreement isn't reached the uncertainty has led to some of the biggest falls this year on the dow jones share index kristen salumi reports from new york. the dow plunged more than seven hundred fifty points bond prices rose in the youths dropped as traders worried that the united states and china made less progress than initially thought in their trade dispute on monday the stock market rallied on news of a temporary truce amid the chinese and the americans but on tuesday investors seemed concerned about reports that pointed out the lack of detail coming out of these talks between chomp in the sea and growing skepticism that beijing would
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yield to u.s. demands anytime soon this is all led to renewed fears that a disagreement between the two economic powerhouses could slow the global economy changes in the bond market also signal fear of a recession technology companies banks and industrial stocks accounted for much of the selloff and the market wasn't helped by the president's tweets either while the president seemed to say that he would happily welcome an agreement with china he seemed to leave open the possibility that the talks would fail. the u.s. has given russia sixty days to comply with one thousand nine hundred eighty seven nuclear arms treaty saying or it says it will withdraw from the pax u.s. secretary of state my compare made the announcement as a nation meeting in brussels a fashion about the has more from the belgian capital. or nato is issuing a very strong condemnation of russia it is saying that to moscow is in violation of the i.m.f. treaty with the united states now this is
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a treaty which dates back to one thousand nine hundred seventy it was designed to curb land based missiles in europe and therefore help ensure security in europe it is a treaty that the nato alliance is also always supportive people cause or the security aspects but over the past few months the trumpet ministration has repeatedly said that it believes that russia is in violation of the streets but it is the first time that nato has come out and said that it simply agrees with washington and donald trump has made it very clear that he would like the united states to withdraw completely from the treaty we have the u.s. secretary of state might compel you saying that the u.s. will suspend the treaty in sixty days unless russia complies the only now then is very much on moscow says nato to try and comply and save this so-called cold war treaty ukrainian president petro poroshenko has met the families of several sailors
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held by russia last month russian coast guard seized three ukrainian ships and their crew of crimea andrew symonds reports from kiev. it was a collective outpouring of emotion as relatives of the twenty four detained ukrainian servicemen came together president petro poroshenko tried to reassure the gathering that he was doing everything possible to get the men freed the meeting took place nine days after the twenty two sabers and two counter-intelligence officers would attend by the russians in what crane says was a totally unjustified and. the president told the relatives that russia had no legal right to detain the man and charge that there's no truth no justice no law in russia he said of the crew men three of whom were injured and treated as prisoners of war covered by the geneva conventions so would you. i gave an instruction to the foreign minister to contact the international committee of the red cross and to
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maybe a third of possible to send a special mission to check on the condition of our boys as the president was making his latest attack on russia there were some movements of shipping to and from the ukraine's ports in the sea of as of the first time since the crisis began ukrainian ministers said russia had partially lifted its blockade back in the capital there were moves to put pressure on russia to release the captive ukrainians as their relatives were moving on for talks at the united states embassy it went on into the evening. these men say that exasperated at russia's refusal to show any leniency. we've heard nothing officially about my son's condition only some information from the russian media and messages from crimean activists that he was seriously injured and has had surgery. isn't letting lawyers or ukrainian diplomats see him.
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lose i'm not angry at the russian people it's the russian government because they allow this barbaric behavior of their own offices their sale is towards ukrainian sailors in offices. the meeting here with the u.s. . the relatives they told her that the americans weren't doing enough to pressure russia to release the servicemen they say she assured them she would paul so my thoughts to the white house. give a magnitude seven point six earthquake has struck off the coast of new caledonia in the south pacific a tsunami alert has been issued for the region the pacific tsunami warning center says hazardous waves within a thousand kilometers of the epicenter. saunas and me and miles northeast and
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shan states obtaining coal mining and major environmental damage the area bordering china and lao is home to several ethnic groups and is only partly under the control of myanmar's government from the bride reports. mines like this one a largely closed off to the outside world and have to be filmed discreetly but the people living near them say there is no escaping the pollution they cause to their farmland and waterways. own farms just a couple of fields that he says are now ruined. since the company started to mine for coal i've lost the water from my farm my land is covered with call dust and i can't grow any crops all around this area indian miles east in shan state is evidence of mining operations recent changes in regulations being foreign companies can now invest in medium and large scale mining the government has defended its increasing use of coal to meet the country's electricity needs despite objections
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from environmental groups and civil society groups who have been educating people on their legal rights say the relative stability in being could lead to a mining boom. at first we thought it's a great idea for development in our community but in fact it's not good it's getting worse and destroying us given the state's proximity to china many investors are chinese but companies from japan and australia are also interested and there are fears about a lack of regulation of environmental and safety standards in this remote part of the country. this underground fire at one mine was filmed by a monk who does not want to reveal his identity for his own safety we don't expect the government to fix this because the problem comes from the government they're cooperating with military and foreign investors. we are very concerned for our safety because we are small local group and we're fighting against people. who have a lot of money and power in opening up to the outside world has been
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a boost for people in other parts of me and mine but for many in this area the existence of coal and their fields i doubt so i didn't vestment is proving a toxic combination broadly don't just zero italian prosecutors have formally opened an investigation into five egyptians over the murder of italians judy and julia resenting the five hundred secret service members and police offices present he was kidnapped and tortured for several days and twenty sixteen the twenty eight year old had been researching trade unions in egypt. i'm a study a tailor with the headlines on al-jazeera top u.s. senators say they're more certain than ever the saudi crown prince ordered the killing of journalist jamal khashoggi they came to the conclusion following a cia briefing on the matter. i have zero question in my mind that the crown
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prince m.b.'s ordered the killing monitored the killing knew exactly what was happening planted in advance if he was in front of a jury you would be convicted in thirty minutes guilty. so. the question is what we do about that who the rebels and the u.n. special envoy for yemen are in stockholm for long awaited talks the u.n. hopes the negotiations will signal the start to an end of what it calls the west humanitarian crisis in the wild u.s. special counsel robert muller is recommending no jail time for president donald trump's former national security advisor michael flynn molests as friend co-operated substantially with the investigation into alleged russian interference in the twenty sixteen election than treated guilty in december twenty seventeen to lying to the f.b.i. about his contacts with russia. a magnitude seven point six earthquake has struck
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off the coast of new caledonia and the south pacific a tsunami alert has been issued the pacific tsunami warning center says hazardous waves are possible within a thousand kilometers of the epicenter british prime minister to resign may's government is being forced to publish the full legal advice on the brics a deal she's agreed with the e.u. m.p.'s found it broke parliamentary rules by only releasing a summary politicians have begun five days of debate on the agreement. france's president has caved in to protesters and delayed a fuel tax rise the proposal led to weeks of violent protests emanuel macron has defended the tax as a measure to address climate change the u.s. has given russia sixty days to comply with the one thousand nine hundred seven nuclear arms treaty u.s. secretary of state mike compare made the announcement at a nato meeting in brussels join me for more news out of the listening post in nepal poverty leaves children vulnerable and at risk but sometimes those who say they get
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home cause the most harm one of many shines a light on predators in the aid industry. on al-jazeera. today was right one of the original premise here in this area of national debt is that that is possible with a bit. like our. clock right but it's all based on how long you want that we know we're likely to run but not generate. hello i'm richard disappeared and you're at the listening post here are some of the media stories that we're covering this week in syria journalism and activism both take a hit with the murder of someone who did both of us former collaborators no longer on the best of terms the guardian and julian assange are going out at once again bordering on propaganda the t.v. shows that are my.


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