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so who don't trump has now been implicated directly in campaign finance violations but it's not clear what these latest findings have to do with the russian collusion investigation if anything however taken in conjunction with this heavily redacted document that was filed earlier this week in conjunction with the investigation into a former security advisor michael flynn there's plenty of speculation. washington so to come here on the news hour clearing the air what south korea is doing to curb air pollution that's coming from china. sights and sounds the unthinkable a year ago and showed just how far parts of iraq's mosul have come since the defeat of ice. later in sport will tell you how this eight year old girl scored a goal for gender equality in football.
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it states three of the talks to end the war in the yemen that been some small breakthroughs but there remain deep divisions on main issues the u.n. says that yemen's war is killing or injuring nearly one hundred twenty three civilians every week. reports now from rimbaud a village north of stockholm where those talks have been taking place. yemen talks hang by a thread as the government delegation toughens its stance against who the rebels. president of the obama so hard is loyalists have told you and all boy martin griffiths they weren't allow reopening santa airport to international flights the government delegation insists all international flights must be strictly through airports and its control in aden and how to molt that if we have to move we came here in order to find a solution to open the airport of santa we cannot just prejudge everything what we
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are asking is is this in the interest of the people or not we are not here to reward the militias we are here for peace the son our airport was one of the first targets of the coalition in two thousand to fifteen the military alliance later closed the airport to stop what it said was a flow of weapons from iran to the who these. another sticking point in the talks is the port of her data which accounts for more than seventy percent of food imports to yemen the government asked the huth east to pull out immediately warning it will resume the offensive to take control of the city if they don't the healthy is had agreed to partially hand over management of the port to the united nations in exchange for a cease fire to be implemented then what hell if we are to agree we need
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a governing authority that represents all of yemen and to which all parties will hand over weapons. the first day of these talks so a rare agreement among yemen's rivals for a prisoner exchange deal. it is widely seen as a significant step forward to and a conflict that has killed tens of thousands of people and created the worst humanitarian crisis in the welt let's go live now to work hashem who's in remote north of stockholm. deep division of the main issues in these talks but at least they are still talking. and the talks are under way as we speak at the u.n. i was hoping to have all the parties debate three main issues is reopening the international airport. and also handing over the management of the port of her day to the united nations this is an area under the control of the her fees and then
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the political framework which is the transitional phase in yemen if all the parties agree on a executive body that will run the country until elections are held now the divisions continue and all the parties have seen them yesterday's war of words each party accusing the other trying to sabotage the talks and this is a critical moment for the united nations they want to maintain the momentum that started on their way and as talks continue here expectations are really high inside i spoke a while ago with journalist hakim a smiley about the general sentiment and the concerns of the people of yemen if the talks collapse and this is what you have to say. right now people in the eye we think it's the only hope left right now for yemen is that these peace talks to succeed millions of families are waiting on this millions of families who are suffering and dying from our big pain the hunger war now the military war i waited
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for this to happen at least that the the the the siege on the who did the ports. is essentially the airport is open the prisoner swap does take place right now it's only words and the use of agreements have been happening for the last couple weeks but for this to happen it has to be a miracle it's easier said than done especially when it comes to the the president swaps the saudi allies. government know that they cannot step aside the who does have strict orders from assad from the leadership inside there that they cannot. and these talks only on a successful basis so this needs to have been in order for yemen to at least see light after this disaster. the international community has been trying different ways over the throughout the last four years to be able to bring all the parties to set aside differences confidence building measures political settlements or failed because of the widening divide between the two parties the
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government says it is the only legitimate of forty because the president was elected the white after the two thousand and eleven uprising as yemen's legitimate president the hope is on the other hand he came to power into thousand and fourteen and that it was a will of the yemeni people so unless all the parties make concessions the chances for a political settlement will have to wait we're looking at pictures of the delegates sitting in a room right now what format of these these talks taking are the are they indeed sitting across the table from one another here or is this more of the the the kind of talking we've seen before whether the two parties are in separate rooms doesn't look like it from the pictures we're seeing right now but perhaps you could tell us more about what format these these these talks are taking. sure sure it's the same choreography as in the past each delegation is confined to a separate room and the united nations all voice continues the other day to walk
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back and forth from a delegation to the other with feedback and rectification reactions hoping to pin down the details of an agreement what is critical about today though adrian is that the who these since yesterday the advanced the idea of a governing authority to run yemen and they said they said that they were willing to hand over their weapons but that before they do that they wanted to agree on a governing body that would lead yemen for a transitional period rotten you can situation and pave the way for general elections. the government says this is a tactic by the who are these to stall the talks and to undermine the chances for any political settlement and this explains why yesterday we've seen some very angry comments from the government delegation the u.n. today is tackling that particular point the political framework if there's any
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breakthrough although slight breakthrough that would be really a positive signal if each party continues to be entrenched that's bad news question many thanks indeed herschelle how about are there live in remote north of stockholm an executive of the chinese tech giant away will remain in custody in canada over the weekend prosecutors are seeking among one jew's extradition to the u.s. which is acute which accuses her of breaching sanctions on iran the arrest raises questions about whether the current temporary trade truce between america and china will hold kristen salumi reports. among china's business elite among ones who is considered royalty the daughter of the founder of telecom giant way a company's c.f.o. and possible heir to the throne but to the united states mom is a wanted criminal the charge confirmed in the canadian court on friday fraud
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specifically using an unofficial weiwei subsidiary to do business with iran in violation of u.s. sanctions china's foreign ministry has condemned her arrest and demanded the evidence. that she do what i can tell you is that not the canada nor the u.s. has provided any evidence to china that the person of the case has bought it the laws of the two countries until now. canadian prosecutors acting on behalf of the u.s. argued against freeing mongan bail saying her wealth made her an extreme flight risk while her lawyer said she'd never do anything to embarrass her family or her country in court filings the united states argued that mung was likely to flee to china if released on bail the united states believes that one way officials have been avoiding travel to the united states since april of two thousand and seventeen when they became aware of the investigation and furthermore that they had been moving u.s. based employees out of the country who could have been called to testify in the
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case that's why when they became aware of her travel to canada on november twenty ninth they requested her extradition. mom's arrest comes amid mounting trade tensions between the u.s. and china and news of her arrest rattled investors the dow closed down more than five hundred points for the week racing games for the year but experts say the case is not about trade i think it's very much sanctions issue and the desire to make sure that people know that we aren't kidding when the u.s. imposes sanctions nevertheless it could complicate trade relations as the two countries attempt to work out their differences krysten salumi al-jazeera a new law passed by japan's parliament will see the country bucking tradition of accepting foreign workers the contentious legislation will open doors to nearly three hundred fifty thousand outside it's designed to plug japan's shrinking and
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aging workforce the measure will be in effect for around five years beginning in april. activists supplanting to march through the city in poland that's hosting a two week climate change summit that demanding more action from governments against climate change some countries like south korea fighting to reduce air pollution much of which comes from outside the border. explains. has become the norm for people in south korea especially during the winter and the world health organization says the daily average standard for. damaging is twenty five micrograms per cubic meter and here in south korea in november we've seen that number five times or more daily average standard. the city does enjoy the occasional blue skies but just days after china turned on its public heating
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systems in november that blanket of air drifted across the yellow sea to the korean peninsula and the air pollution numbers in seoul were in the red again. when the air quality gets worse an advisory warning is enforced forcing businesses and construction sites that emit air pollutants to stop and also battling big and aids diesel vehicles from entering the city. eight hundred of these special vehicles are also dispatched to suck up dust off the streets over the past twelve months they removed sixteen point five tons of it equivalent to pollutants generated by over thirty six thousand diesel sealed cars. but despite such efforts to calm domestic root causes pollution still blankets the skies and enjoying to report with not shows that one third of souls find dust travels from china even during seasons with relatively low pollution pushing the south korean government to seek for
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closer cooperation with china to curb air pollution in the country. to reinforce cooperation with foreign cities we've been hosting an international forum to improve quality in northeast asia in particular we signed an agreement with beijing and have been conducting joint policy studies to improve the quality china has lowered as targets and how much winter missions should be cut down compared with the stricter measures imposed last year analysts say that time i may be reassessing its priorities while it's in the middle of a trade war with the united states by focusing more on economic growth than fighting air pollution which means south korea's air problems this winter are likely to get worse. meteorologist carol we will be here for the full cost for us. despite pressure from the u.s. president. the world's biggest oil producers give the go ahead to cut their output . we'll tell you how
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a strike by doctors in zimbabwe is affecting patients in the middle of a cholera outbreak. at a dutch football team doesn't quite live up to its name is excelsior a big six now over the air with that and the rest of the sport in the mountains. from cool brisk knows in few weeks. to the warm tranquil moved to this of southeast asia. ally turkey has been taking the brunt of the most recent stormy weather in the eastern med this is mercy in the southeast corner of turkey taking quite a hammering with the rains you see was was pretty funny in land these high ground in the famous rock formations a playground for those who like the snow dollar figure that given that amount of flooding in the south two hundred plus been the beaches and it wasn't restricted to turkey although turkey's looking kwanza now about the whole cloud mess again run
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across into the levant and through iraq received flooding recently in northeastern iraq and for the last three days in israel today this is just one picture outside tel aviv it's hard for me to date and again is a reflection of the amount of rain that fell which is about one hundred six year millimeters rather less fell further north in lebanon and i've not had reports of flooding here that it is still raining down this coast so if it more or less from gaza right up to damascus based on the coast of lebanon but that rain at least is ceasing the search if i take you had twenty four hours we have should be a quiet today tomorrow that isn't the end of it there's more gathering as you can see here and it's heading in the same direction. the weather sponsored by cats own and weighs. in countries like mine people have been killed and.
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we in the united states have privatized the ultimate public function for this was a deal with saudi arabia things were done differently saudis and other arabs when they came to britain for be all to help the past bombs do you will rumsfeld this meeting saddam isn't that interesting. shadow coming soon the lights are on. and there's nowhere to hide isn't the easiest way to solve this time allow u.n. observers who you invited into the country earlier this year to finish the job i haven't said it's a right wing conspiracy or anybody's conspiracy straight talking debate do you think we're going to see some kind of sea change in the u.s. relationship with saudi arabia we have an obligation there is a journalistic integrity and then in this case it was betrayed totally up from its own al-jazeera.
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going to hear with the news out from al-jazeera our top stories this hour police in paris using tear gas against protesters trying to march on the french presidential palace nearly five hundred people arrested so-called yellow vest demonstrations taking place once again across the country. of talks to end the war in yemen are on the way in sweden have been small breakthroughs but deep divisions remain over the key issues of the portion of the data and the opening of. documents released by u.s. prosecutors have the first time directly linked donald. trump the financial crimes committed during his twenty sixteen presidential campaign it's also been revealed
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that a russian who offered political synergy with that campaign reached out to trump's former lawyer michael cohen as far back as twenty fifteen. let's speak not journalist alexander seale who's worked in france for many years he is going to talk to us about these yellow vest protests which in the last hour or so once again turned violent in the capital paris the interior minister was saying that he expected fewer demonstrators on the streets today. as far as we can see he's wrong as. yes he's absolutely wrong because two hundred seventy one people who have been arrested and more than three hundred people who've been in custody. he's absolutely wrong and then guests have been fired by policeman and it's. posed to be one of the most violent protests.
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in paris and and the day it's not ended. so what will happen next week so what is the end of. the day what is this really all about the government has said that it is not going to raise taxes on diesel fuel which is what this was all about in the first place and yet people are still protesting on the streets why. well it's just a lot of anger and in french it's called after basically the sort of anger because people are angry because. they can't really be protesting against living costs and those students are also demonstrating they were demonstrating yesterday and farmers are also going to demonstrate next week to really front it's really going to be blocked next week so really it's
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a sort of anger against. the french president and people really want. to be alex to basically. protests is on going to get that all they i mean can president emanuel my craw survive this to get his presidency and his policies back on track. where he can better be very very difficult at this stage as you know he was elected in may twenty seventeen and he wants it's you know he created its own movement twenty sixteen and. a he was very popular when he was elected but now it's it's it's ratings about twenty six percent in when you're a candidate you make these promises bit afterwards. you you know you fail to make your promises to it's very difficult and it's same
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thing happens to former president francois alone t. he promised to to raid yeah unemployment rate but he didn't manage to so why is it so difficult for french presidents to implement the policies upon which they were elected. i think because. i think it's it's too early to. look at see if they make these promises and then they you know they don't see the conscious managed to get serious of demonstrations that happen and then they they just turn back because they can't manage it and. i think it's it's a problem with their agenda. that's what i think britain alexander good to talk to many thanks indeed i was under seal there talking to us from london given that
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let's return now to another of our top stories this hour corps papers directly implicate donald trump in campaign finance crime scott lucas is a professor of political science and international studies at the university of birmingham he joins us now by via skype what's the significance of this as far as the president is concerned school. one of the immediate direct significance is that this is the first time that any prosecutor and this case prosecutors in the federal . court in the southern district of new york have specifically said that donald trump is involved allegedly in criminal activity or to be specific that michael cohen not only spoke with donald trump about payoffs to two women who alleged sexual encounters with trump but that he coordinated and that trump directed those payoffs in two thousand and sixteen including days before the election beyond that these federal prosecutors in new york of course were linked to the wider trump
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russian vesta geisha a special counsel robert moore and on that front michael cohen has said that in november two thousand and fifteen that he was in contact with a russian operative who spoke of center g. between the truck campaign and the russian government which would be a explicit lank between trump his campaign and the kremlin for quote political and commercial benefit donald trump as this guy described the mill investigation as a witch hunt what happens next goss particularly with the appointment of a new attorney general. well we're on two paths right now and one of those paths will culminate the combination of the federal prosecutions and of robert muller's investigation as to when miller will bring his full legal case with political implications against trump i think that will probably be in the spring the second path is whether donald trump can get rid of robert mueller before that point
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a curse the problem for trump now it is not only the weight of evidence that's piling up but his new attorney general appointed yesterday william barr he's the one that has the authority to fire more and i think william barr is regarded in washington as more of a straight shooter on the legal front and will be unlikely to carry out a trump order to stop more if an investigation or and rather if the laying of charges is imminent with the evidence coming to light as it is even if trump managed to get rid of his investigation of a politically that would damage the president enormously wouldn't it it wouldn't just damage the president it would damage the entire american system if donald trump insisted on getting rid of robert moore to try to shut down the evidence and the charges you would be in a constitutional crisis even greater than in one nine hundred seventy three when richard nixon used an attorney general to fire the special prosecutor archibald cox to try to shut down watergate but of course the lesson from that affair richard
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nixon could have shut down the watergate a congressional investigation followed and nixon was forced to resign and i suspect the same powerful what's donald trump if he does try to fire a mole it's got really gets to you as always many thanks indeed scott lucas that in birmingham thank you. iran's president says that donald trump's decision to reimpose sanctions against his country is economic terrorism the oil and financial sanctions came into force a month ago after trump pulled out of the twenty fifteen nuclear deal in may speaking at a conference on regional cooperation has some rouhani warned western nations risk an influx of drugs if the sanctions weaken iran. i one those who imposed sanctions that if iran's ability to fight drugs and terrorism are affected you will not be safe from a deluge of drugs asylum seekers bombs and terrorism the u.s. state department says that russia and syria falsely accused opposition fighters of
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a chemical attack in aleppo they said the gas attack injured up to one hundred people on the twenty fourth the u.s. says it has credible information that pro-government forces likely used tear gas against civilians it also says that both countries are using the attack as an opportunity to undermine a ceasefire in the rebel held controlled rebel controlled problems. there's been a rise in the price of oil after all producing nations agreed to a cut in production the so-called opec plus grouping agreed to reduce output by just over one million barrels a day as it was paul brennan reports from vienna. for more than forty years opec controlled the global oil industry the group's near monopoly keeping a tight rein on supply and on prices the events of this week in vienna shows those days are truly over despite consensus that a cuts in production is needed to stop a slide in the oil price thursday's gathering of just the opec member states failed
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to agree to tail numbers and so on friday as the meeting expanded to include non opec members all eyes were on alexander novak the russian energy minister but should boost book was after thorough analysis which we have been conducting of the market situation will be ready to come to me chill understanding on how to take corporation further. the final figures opec members will reduce output by eight hundred thousand barrels a day the non-a pick countries will hold back a further four hundred thousand barrels iran libya and venezuela will be exempted the prospect of cutting one point two million barrels a day was enough to push brant crude above sixty three dollars from below fifty nine dollars the previous day go back to the supply demand we believe that there are substantial volumes out there as a result of releasing the spare capacity that you to be. with and we hope that we will come to an agreement where all. producers will contribute with.
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equal cuts across the board there was significant transparency and who was going to be doing a cut so for example the saudi government laid out their path to basically removing barrels the russian government also gave us in the window about what their with options would be so i think the statement was actually more transparent than expected i think it actually is a more robust cut than we expected to last. four days but what happens here in vienna is only part of the picture the united states is now the world's biggest crude oil producer now only eclipsing russia and with saudi arabia in third the fact is opec no longer calls the shots this has been a hard fought compromise deal and the fact it's been so difficult emphasizes the limits now of opec's effectiveness and there are still question marks as to how long the deal done here will actually last paul brennan al-jazeera vienna. a
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protest march in malaysia's capital has turned into a rally of support off the government decided not to sign a un convention to eliminate racial discrimination allays switch of the largest ethnic group or worried that the convention could impact them florence louis reports from kuala lumpur. this rally with initially organized as a protest march to demonstrate against the government's decision to ratify a un convention to eliminate racial discrimination and the reason the backlash against this year in malaysia is because the majority race the malays who make up more than sixty percent of the population are concerned that this move to a low tide of special privileges and threaten the position of islam as the main religion in this country the privileges granted to the malays and other indigenous groups give them advantages in a range of things from business to education to. affirmative action all of these were put in place decades ago because the malays even though they were the main group considered economically disadvantaged compactor the chinese and indians the
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other two main races in this country and the government mindful of the backlash reversed its pledge to ratify the convention but this rally is still going ahead people here tell us they want to send a message to the government that they will reject anything that threatens the late special privilege to a point. that we've gone through and all that we now enjoy will be affected that is what we don't want. this to do and there's already an agreement made long ago between the military and the chinese and it was in trying to into the constitution there's no need to change anything we already have human rights or equal rights in malaysia but this is also about politics this rallies organized by the two largest opposition groups in the country one is an islamist group the other is i'm no fan of watching. since independence for more than sixty years until its defeat in the general election in may well and it is a it's often. show the government and their supporters that they are still relevant
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. a new outbreak of cholera has killed at least five people and infected hundreds in zimbabwe it. explains from darwin a strike by junior doctors as hurts the country's already struggling public health system. health workers to speak the cholera outbreak started here they say a gold mine is used water from a nearby river that's believed to be contaminated. the area where he works is remote and the roads are bad that's why he said some people didn't get to hospital until it was too late. after i finished eating i started feeling strange and i knew something was wrong but they kept on working in the mine thinking it wasn't serious when it became serious. and confirmed that they call in. more than two hundred cases have been reported so far in the area doctors and
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nurses are encouraging people to get treatment early. and. see. if the. but a shortage of essential drugs and equipment in many public health centers makes it more difficult to deal with the disease some junior doctors are also on strike over pay and work conditions and nurses are threatening to do the same more than fifty people died from cholera in september that was in the capital harare this latest outbreak isn't contained. this disease could spread opposition leaders say zimbabwe's health sector has suffered and the years of corruption and mismanagement
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but government officials deny the allegations insisting sanctions imposed by the west and the economic crisis in the country are to blame. some of these miners planned to go back to work is the only job they can find they know there's a risk of reinfection but say they and their families need the money. dahlan. at least fourteen people including six hostages were killed early on friday in brazil during a shootout between police and bank robbers they were attempting to blow up a.t.m.'s at two banks when the police opened fire on them in the interior state. the interior of state five of the dead hostages were members of the same family and included two children three suspects arrested.


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