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i didn't realize you're going to supplement sorry very little has changed in fact as far as the arithmetic goes anyway she's won the votes she's got the confidence most of most of her conservative parliamentary m.p.'s but the sentiments of pollens as a whole remains the same as it was and that is that that simply isn't the arithmetic there for her deal as it stands to be passed by a majority of the parliamentary votes she needs the do you pay that the democratic unionist party even and they're not going to back up because they still have real concerns about the irish backstop the very issue that she's gone to brussels to talk about today and the discontent over the recent days leadership persists i mean how she's done depends on who you speak to her allies say that this success in the no confidence vote has given her the mandate to continue with her plan her opponents say that the numbers of the vote hundred seventeen who said that they had
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no confidence in a fatally damages her fatally wounds her as a prime minister and destroys her authority certainly as the as the months go by and as we approach press it ok thank you for that that is paul brennan in london and now dominic kane in brussels dominic i'm tempted to ask you the same question actually what's changed because it's the same deal still on the table isn't it. this is same deal sit on the table come out what's changed when in fact in some senses the language is even tougher now than it was yesterday for example members of the german parliament the bundestag today have voted in favor of a motion which states very clearly that it would be an illusion to believe that a rejection of this deal would lead to renegotiations well that's pretty emphatic isn't it now in so far as the protocol for today is concerned driesum may it has been meeting the irish to shock the prime minister of ireland. clearly he has an
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important role to play in any negotiations because remember one of the sticking points in this deal has been what's called the backstop what will happen in northern ireland during the transition period of any bragg's it deal that's arranged we know that that backstop is very unpopular amongst many members of the british parliament but equally we also know that the european union leaders that the presidents of the two institutions based in this city well they really don't want to tweak your around the edges of this deal they believe the deal they have is effectively the only deal in town so to resume a meets the teashop should then meets the president of the european council of ministers president donald tusk the man who sent out the new the that is inviting leaders to this meeting and then she'll meet all members all the heads of government heads of state of the e.u. put together when that's finished when that frank exchange of views is finished the twenty seven will discuss what their position will be the question is how can it
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really change given the fact that you have that vote in the bundestag this morning the german parliament saying what i've just read that to you it's very unlikely that that's going to change very much which means that the reason may must hope that when president john claude younker of the european commission this week told your m.p.'s perhaps there's room for intelligent use of clarifications and interpretations perhaps there's some interpretation out there that will play placate all sides but it has to be said so far from here it doesn't look like it ok thank you dominicana we'll be back with you later in the often are. a fire at a warehouse in democratic republic of congo was destroyed thousands of voting machines just ten days out from elections the machines had been a sensitive subject with opposition politicians holding rallies against their use in recent months the election commission says the vote it's going ahead charlotte tell us more. the first pictures of a burning election commission warehouse in kinshasa the capital of the democratic
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republic of congo inside were voting materials distant for seem to throughout the city of presidential elections on december twenty third. it started at about two o'clock in the morning local time any estimation seven thousand voting machines were destroyed the majority of election materials for other provinces had already been delivered. the election commission responded with this statement saying it's investigating the fires origin and extent of the damage and reassured versus the election will go on the voting machines are a sensitive subject in the d.l.c. traditionally elections here are decided by pain and paper ballot they write for the first time in february when hundred thousand are being distributed across this vast nation the second largest in africa to be used by forty six million registered voters is the government marketed the benefits saying they would cut costs and
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speed up vote counting. the protests have been how to across the country against the use critics have argued they need power to work and only nine percent of the country has electricity which is often unreliable others say they're illegal untested and easy to rig at rallies in september and october there was backlash. i know they have the money to desist them by. sheehan's and having a dubious vote as reduced if we cannot participate in elections that we know already will fail because of these voting machines. the election commission has yet to confirm whether the fire was caused by arson tensions are high because these elections a long delayed and momentous president joseph kabila has been in power since two thousand and one twenty one candidates are vying to replace him and what will be the country's first democratic transition of power since independence nearly sixty
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years ago charlotte dallas al-jazeera and in the news ahead on al-jazeera. i'm a clarke reporting from the u.n. climate talks in kind of it's in poland a nation that relies on coal eighty percent of its energy. had i read snowed in south korea it's probably still snowing in hockey winters probably set in now it's spread across the still reds of your own sea of japan's that easily produces snow showers and that's the picture for friday well we're down the west coast for carter and north all sure mostly hard drive but not entirely off ten degrees even tokyo and in osaka zero in the sunshine more or less of the korean
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peninsula and through beijing and eleven thousand are settled at a relatively moderate of the minus thirteen let's start on saturday and still an equal amount of cloud forming just hit the west coast of japan the culture spreading to china as you know those words a single figures are typically just north of the yangtze but only about ten from chengdu to shanghai and twenty an improvement by a couple degrees in hong kong more sun than cloud and the persistent breeze that is north east the monsoon if you like the winter months who has brought a lot of rain to the coast of vietnam once again hundred all been a bit is to done nothing so jumping stocks there's not a lot to going on until you get to borneo and places to the west mostly it's peninsula may still and sumatra where the rain is falling heavily. he fled to protect his life. but denied asylum
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a congolese activist must return home facing an uncertain future he once again finds himself at the forefront of a political revolution that fighting for democracy can come at a heavy personal cost. back to kinshasa i witnessed documentary on al-jazeera. so the top stories here on al-jazeera a palestinian has shot dead two people in the occupied west bank several others injured it happened out in the illegal israeli settlement near ramallah earlier
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israeli forces killed three palestinians in separate operations after the military queues limping links to attacks other attacks on israelis the british prime minister is amazing to brussels to maybe you need is less than twenty four hours after surviving a challenge to her leadership she's looking for concessions on her brakes a plan that the e.u. is unwilling to renegotiate and the u.s. senate is likely to take a final vote on a resolution to end support for the coalition in yemen senators voted sixty to thirty nine to advance the measure on wednesday and it coincides with the final day of yemen peace talks in sweden. so yes those talks during the civil war will wrap up in the sweetest town of rimbaud on thursday the u.n. secretary general antonio terrorists will be joining the discussions in the coming hour here in a special envoy martin griffiths due to announce what the warring parties have agreed in this latest round of negotiations which began last week yemen's sunday backed government and the hutu rebels have been given a draft document of an agreement to consider and includes
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a political framework to allow outlined how a post war yemen would function as a plan to reopen the airports in sign up for international flights the document also proposes fighters from both sides withdraw from the vital red sea port of data and international monitors are expected to deploy to oversee the transition as well . we had from andreas craig an assistant professor at the defense studies department at king's college london who told us the motion by u.s. senators goes well beyond symbolism. i think for the most part this is actually more of a symbolic move that actually the the lawmakers of the country of the united states are taking a very strong stance against the white house the executive in basically condemning the saudi arabia and of course we have to understand this within the context of the killing and the cover up of the white house or the somewhat the involvement of the trouble in his direction trying to cover this up however i think it's also very significant that this is a bipartisan. motion that at least passed through senate which meant that
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republicans and democrats are actually on board condemning the role of saudi arabia sorry of the united states in this war in yemen the problem is over the house of representatives has not passed this bill which means it has to pass both houses which means we're moving into generally probably when anyway the the the the balance of power in both of these houses will change after the midterm elections and then we have to go through another motion but it sends it's a very symbolic move to basically say that united states are reconsidering their relationship with saudi arabia and the question is just to what extent will that implement what's going on on the ground yes it is the u.s. role is very important in this war because there facilitated they've provided facilitating support for the saudi u.a.e. coalition that was absolutely and is and remains instrumental to that war their export of arms has been instrumental as well but just to say if the americans were pulling the plug it doesn't necessarily mean that it will translate into stopping
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the war on the ground sri lanka's top courses to rule on whether the president's decision to dissolve parliament was constitutional because involves over a dozen petitions that challenge president might the palace in a sense bid to trigger a snap election went into political chaos when sort of sena sacked his prime minister from a singer who has won a confidence vote on wednesday you enormous confidence votes they will finance joining us now from colombo what's happening in l. . everybody is waiting outside of the supreme court or with bated breath basically what is expected is the judgment by the seven judge supreme court bench headed by the chief justice of this country which had basically considered a number of fundamental rights applications that challenge the authority of the president of the decision of the president to dissolve parliament most of those
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petitions made the case that the president violated the country's constitution the nineteenth amendment of which says that parliament cannot be dissolved before it completes four and a half years of its term at the point the present metropolit seriously in the dissolved parliament it was more than one year and two months short of that four and a half year deadline so all of these petitioners have made the case before the supreme court that the president violated the constitution and the are asking for the country's highest court to recognize that fact of course the president and his legal team of made the case that what he did that the decision he took was in keeping with the constitution that he has the right that his legal advice was that he was perfectly entitled as a president the president those country to do what he did if the court finds that the president violated the constitution the entire dissolution of parliament essentially stands now and void the parliament who is back to functioning as it did
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prior to the dissolution however there's a caveat there has been another constitutional crisis we have no government in power that is of restraining order against a citizen appointed prime minister mind that rajapaksa that restrained him from functioning as prime minister so that if basically the court finds that the dissolution was basically unconstitutional if the court finds that the president did. what he did in keeping with the constitution is basically the president and his prime minister was steamed full ahead towards the general elections they had called the general elections after dissolving parliament on the fifth of january obviously this would have to shift because there is a minimum sort of preparation favorite thank you for the update this in colombo eritrea's president. arrived in the somali capital mogadishu for an official visit
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the two nations restored diplomatic relations recently after a nearly fifteen year bright somali is accused of supporting the group. the two signed their agreement to restart their relations back in july. companies and governments around the world are aiming to be carbon free by twenty fifty as they try to help keep climate change in check but there is a growing focus on countries like poland where coal is the primary source of energy and countries actually hosting the annual comp international climate conference this year nick clark is there for us reporting from captivity. across poland this is still a familiar sight the smoke of domestic coal fires burning to keep the chill of winter at bay and it's a scene replicated by the chimneys of millions of homes across the country. you know the acrid smell of coal smoke in the air in this part of the city of kind of
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it's where the climate conference is being held is almost overpowering and you can really see why in the weeks leading up to the climate conference that the city was found to be the second most polluted in the whole of europe. i head off to meet me called dhamma sick third generation miner he receives sacks of coal as part of his pay to feed a hungry boiler that heats his home. this is the way ninety percent of rural people heat their properties gas is coming more and more to the cities but coal is still prevalent the climate conference wants to change things i don't think it's possible in our country because the mining industry is too established people would lose jobs. it's not just emissions from the chimneys of people's homes but also of course from the coal fired power stations that provide eighty percent of the nation's electricity it's an industry that provides sixty thousand jobs in industry
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into the fabric of the salafis in region of poland and live destry many say is here to stay. coal plays a big part in the so-called energy equation and it's important because simply we have it with the sixth biggest producer of coal and i don't see it changing we need to make the important distinction between coal mining and c o two emissions we can still use coal but in all friendly ways it's clear these are sensitive times for polish coal twenty kilometers from cuts of it this happens. so we literally just arrived started filming the premises here and security from the cold to arrive in the college block to sit in the calling the police they don't want to hear it too after some debate we're moved on we can't film at the site say to the hey city stand inside the conference venue remember it's all about cleaning up our climate and polish coal is the theme is cold jewelry it's cold shape three of the
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event sponsors the coal companies this is our past we need to focus on our future and in my opinion if you chair and therefore see that it's green in poland there will be up to one hundred thousand new jobs created in green economy sector in two thousand and fifteen so there is an alternative the most important is to come u.k. miners president president john jay do says he will not let others murder the polish coal industry coal is here to stay he says it's evident that for coal dependent nations like poland the transition to clean energy is a long long way on. al-jazeera kind of it's. just a running through the headlines now on al-jazeera palestinian a shot dead two people in the occupied west bank and several others have been
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injured this was at an illegal israeli settlement near to ramallah and that is after israeli forces killed three palestinians in separate operations the first in the old city of jerusalem where israel says the suspect stabbed two police officers two other rides were in the occupied west bank the military says they were planned operations to find suspects linked to attacks on israelis. the british prime minister teresa mayes heading to brussels to meet e.u. leaders less than twenty. excuse me twenty four hours after. surviving a challenge to her leadership she's looking for concessions on her brags a plan but the e.u. is unwilling to renegotiate following this we now need to get on with the job of delivering bricks it for the british people and building a better future for this country a breaks it that delivers on the votes that people gave that brings back control of our money our borders and. protect job security and the union that brings the
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country back together rather than entrenching division that most start here in westminster with politicians on all sides coming together and acting in the national interest the u.s. senate is likely to take a final vote on a resolution to end support for the saudi u.a.e. coalition and yemen senators voted sixty to thirty nine to advance the measure on weapons coinciding with the final day of yemen peace talks in sweden. and eritreans president after work he has arrived in the somali capital market issue for an official visit. the two nations restored diplomatic relations recently after a nearly fifteen year break somalia has in the past accused eritrea of supporting the armed group al-shabaab these pictures here from when the two signed their agreement to restart their relations this was back in july. ok you're up to date
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with the headlines and that's my lot for today so thank you for your company paid to be back with you in about half an hour next it's inside story. the u.n. finally agrees on a road map to help migrants and refugees worldwide what's called the global compact has just been adopted in our cash but with and can a compromise with with the countries that rejected the agreement this is inside story.
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and welcome to this special edition of inside story from cash in morocco i'm hashem . the global compact for migration was adopted here after two years of intense negotiations are some of the signatories remain divided the compact is now but for the u.n. this is a unique opportunity for well to address the migration and refugee crisis the agreement stresses the need to protect migrants resettle them and allow access to schools and health care by the u.s. italy hungary austria and other countries pulled out of the deal saying it encourages illegal migration and threatens their sovereignty we'll go to our guests shortly but first paul brennan has this report from austria. in
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vienna and across central europe the traditional christmas markets are well underway the symbolic of a christian heritage in a sense of european cultural identity twenty sixteen the european nations led the campaign for a global solution to the migration crisis but a string of populist election victories since then means the u. n. compact which emerged from that crisis is being disowned by its architects first to go was hungary. we see that pack coming into the field of national sovereignty certainly trying to make migration a human right which if you take a closer look is opening pandora's box that's a perspective though that the united nations insists is just plain wrong the u.n. says that the compact is not legally binding and does not create any new human rights furthermore it says national sovereignty over migration is a specific protected in the document so long as it complies with international law
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it's caviar just like that which has been pounced upon by europe's new nationalists with austria leading the way. research is pointing to a new generation of politicians across europe who understand that migration can sway elections it seems that migration is one of the only remaining topics where somehow nation states are seeing how they can make a point this is the reason of control and sovereignty and certainly it's also related to more and more polarized public. after austria followed hungary more fell like dominoes slovakia italy bog area czech republic poland and switzerland of all either withdrawn or suspended their participation why because according to one academic by starting from a pro migration stance the un compact underestimated and ignored the concerns of
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individual citizens there are no kind of conditions with the limit of migration right this kind it completely ignores the potential cultural aspects which i think i increasingly important for most europeans and i think what we see. in most countries is right it's about the economic side the people a voice about migration i think it's kind of that fear of loss of cultural identity the numbers of refugees entering europe has dropped sharply since the height of the migrant crisis in twenty fifteen but the challenge of how to address future crises remains n.g.o.s are warning that nationalism cannot solve global problems not only include complex means not participating in the solution. being not barb in the solution of the google challenge and if we want to. challenge seriously then they have to be part of the global community christmas is a season of goodwill where families gather and exchange gifts in europe's
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increasingly nationalistic political landscape their charity begins and ends at home. i'll just vienna. let's now talk to our guests who are joining us here in america yes. it's even come pianka here is the home affairs minister of zambia michel a voice she is the director of the platform for international cooperation on undocumented migrants and lena dial he's a spokesperson of the international organization for migration welcome to you or mr campian girl how significant is the adoption by one hundred sixty four member states or. the global compact for migration. and deeds quite significant and i think speaking on behalf of. my president. president did get to
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get on with the president of the public could have been here i did not been for the person is. it's good for me to represent him because he was among the heads of states. with. the declaration of new york. there's a two thousand and sixty two thousand and sixteen depression which the new commended their adoption of two. one for migrants and one for that in fiji and so being here today because that accommodation was those two adopted within twenty eight to and so having that being done within time and that is give grants and lives to be commended and we can only appreciate those that we have beyond the negotiations that went on after the. sixteen declared mission you know particularly this level i mean we've seen reactions from the united nations secretary-general from member
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states basically saying that this could be a turning point. you know some two months yes because it really offers a framework for states to show what their commitments are to upholding the human rights of migrants and it shows and twenty three objectives how they should be doing that significant is looking at issues such as access to services including health care education for migrants regardless of status access to justice trying to also prevent irregular migration by developing more regular channels such as in the area of labor migration labor mobility schemes family reunification academic mobility without having proper regular channels that are accessible to migrants that's actually what's creating the regular migration i mean this is the thing i mean how in practical terms with this compact be able to find answers to questions like. basic rights for migrants access to schools healthcare under settlement which
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is a huge challenge i think the important thing is that you have for the first time the international community debating over two years all the aspects of migration so they've looked into all of these aspects from security to border management to protection to the returns to the rights of children my child migrant so it's a it's a policy in the round. and the important thing is that now you have or you have a joined up thinking at the international level so when problems arise as they will arise and they will rise unexpectedly there is a place to go there's precedent and there's a cooperation agreement i think that's the big thing that there's a framework here that countries can rally around and seek support and the international community can in turn support them now. i mean what's next if the the us under obama in two thousand and sixteen was championing the idea of building bridges between nations has now under trump turned its back on the idea
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saying that it poses threats to his sovereignty how is it possible to implement the deal when the key player is not on board first of all did to get to board member states to pull out of. the deal but. as you member states we have gone for to buy the fact that information i have so far is that there is no way you member states that are going to get to that they would pull out of the deal and so before we think oh by the. member states where from the continent of africa we didn't debates around. migration issues and focusing on the free movement of our people. from one member states to another and so we have to going to want to raise it within the quantum. michele you've been working hard to raise international
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awareness about the plight of the un documented by grant who seem to be the underdog or overshadowed by the whole this political debate in practical terms what's good news here for them and what's bad news a lot of the objectives in the global compact recognise that migrants have fundamental human rights and regardless of migration status and so when we talk about for example access to health care services it draws on what many member states are actually already doing and it really demonstrates what the commitment to be regardless of status access to justice for example an undocumented women who might experience gender based violence many times is afraid to actually go and report that to the police or to go to the emergency room of the hospital or even to go to a women's shelter so this compact actually defines what access to justice should be also for migrants regardless of status and the fact that states are signing up to this represents a strong commitment to recognize that and document immigrants you have fundamental
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rights and that they have to be applied in practice and that's actually through ensuring things such as a fire wall which is a separation between immigration enforcement and access to services and justice so that they can safely report for example you know is this is possibly the need future to reconcile the differences between those who offer to put out saying this is not good for them and those who seem to be committed to move forward with an international platform that would tackle all the issues related to my question and refugees i think if it is of course it is because this is at the end of the day a voluntary agreement it's a voluntary framework and the point is that it doesn't undermine it doesn't tie doesn't interfere with the sovereignty of nation states when it comes to migration let's terribly important because however big you are however small you are you want to be you want to be able to have some control over who's coming in and out of your country want to be sure that it's safe so over time as this kind of works its way through under spoilers exchange around the world. surely some people will come back
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and maybe some some will leave with the porton point is that the overwhelming majority of the world's countries have decided that there is now a russian space to discuss migration that's the important thing because in the absence of this agreement we were left to the kind of rather wild west extremes of the far left social media on the far right and all the fake news that was thrown into that mix which tended to run to the agenda now we've had a kind of sit down and they've teased out many of them very intractable issues around migration they're not easy as i'm sure the minister can attest to migration affects every country and every community is deeply concerned about it so finding a framework within which you can do that is extremely helpful. i mean in africa you say that you are united as a continent about what about the issue of migration and refugees but you know the criticism. advanced against the continent is basically it's political leadership has been disconnected from reality and it is to blame for the.

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