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it's a perilous journey from greece to germany but there's no turning back to the ravages of war left. a witness on. the trumpet ministration misses a legal deadline to say what it intends to do about saudi arabia and. you're watching al-jazeera live from the headquarters and. also ahead. who tried to enter politics has been dropped by her party after her brother the king intervene. venezuela's president nicolas maduro warns of dire consequences if the u.s.
blocks its oil shipments. the african continent the largest number of displaced people in the world and now its leaders will focus on their plight at their meeting and. follow it appears of donald trump will not take any action against saudi arabian officials for the murder of john. but one of his key advisers has suggested there will be consequences the deadline has now passed for the u.s. president to tell congress whether he'll impose sanctions on the kingdom under legislation called the magnitsky act the president's had one hundred twenty days to declare his course of action he's previously said he doesn't want to jeopardize u.s. relations with saudi arabia. but the secretary of state my pompei a has written to a senior member of the house committee on foreign affairs saying the trumpet ministration will seek accountability for murder in the letter one peo says we will
continue to use the relevant authorities as appropriate to promote accountability for the murder of mr hasse o.c. and impose tangible and significant consequences on those responsible mike hanna has more from washington. president trump departs for his annual medical exam declining to answer shouted questions on any subject all indications are will be no response to the deadline set by the senate following the murder of jamal khashoggi the senate sent a letter to president trump invoking the global magnitsky act which gave president trump one hundred twenty days to investigate the murder and impose sanctions against those responsible in a follow up letter to the senate asa president to specifically investigate any role the crown prince mohammed bin solomon or m.p.'s may have played in the murder in b.s. the crown prince is a wrecking ball and he gets complicit in the murder mystery because shogi think
he's crazy to. think he is dangerous and he has put their relationship at risk but president trump has steadfastly insisted the us saw the relationship is more important than establishing accountability for murder it's all about america first we're not going to give up hundreds of billions of dollars in orders and let russia china and everybody else have a it's all about from a very simple it's america first saudi arabia's senior diplomat continues to deny any involvement by the kingdom's leaders in the murder refusing to react to a new york times report that the crown prince is on record as saying he would use a bullet on jamal khashoggi. the report dismissed as based on unknown sources and the following tweet posted on the saudi foreign ministry account we will hold who are responsible for the death of her showed she to account the question is what
happens now the president has ignored the ultimatum the answer is simply nothing there are no punitive measures involved in this process which essentially relies on the good faith of all parties something the president's critics contend is absent in the white house but the stairs not mean an end to the matter the question of accountability for jamal khashoggi murder has ridge bipartisan support in congress and the motion is agreed and legislation seeking sanctions against saudi arabia and possibly the crown prince specifically is being widely discussed in both house and senate mike hanna al-jazeera washington or turkey says it along with several other countries will seek a u.n. investigation into her murder stephanie decker has the latest from is bull. turkey has been calling for an international investigation throughout the last four months
since the murder. took place the foreign minister reiterated that to reporters but the reality is this that it will need a u.n. security council vote and because of the political nature of this story how loaded it is and how sensitive it is many people will tell you that certain countries will be using their veto when it comes to that another thing is another thing that the foreign minister said is that they wanted other countries on board when calling for this investigation this is because. of would a direct confrontation on its own with riyadh at the moment we have the only independent voice really when it comes to this. the un special rapporteur for extra judicial killings looking into. the killing the murder of. spent a week here in turkey she will be speaking to the cia to the americans to see what kind of intelligence they have and she will be issuing her findings to the u.n. human rights council end of may june of this year and i think turkey has made it clear that they are willing to wait until then and then see how to move forward the
bottom line is that it seemingly very very complicated to get to the bottom of who ordered the killing and of course the body of. has still not been found a senior saudi government minister has denied the kingdom was involved in leaking intimate photos of the world's richest man jeff bezos the c.e.o. of amazon dot com accuses a u.s. tabloid publisher of blackmail for threatening to release the photos and now the publisher has ties to the kingdom are suddenly in the spotlight she has more. far he's the world's richest man is the founder of amazon and he's the owner of one of the world's best known newspapers the washington post but jeff bezos true blogging sites to tell his story following the announcement of his divorce in january the tabloid magazine the national enquirer best known for its coverage of movie and music styles. published an eleven page spread detailing his extramarital affair complete with text messages sent by bezos to his lover bezos then used his own
security team to investigate the source and motivation for the story which he alleges made the publisher of the national enquirer david pecker apoplectic there's also a speck of then threaten to release further texts and intimate photos of bezos and his lover unless he stated that the enquirer is exposé was not politically motivated but that's exactly what basil suggests was the case my ownership of the washington post is a complex of fire for me he writes it's unavoidable that certain powerful people who experience washington post news coverage will wrongly conclude i am their enemy president trump is one of those people obvious by his many tweets also the posts central an unrelenting coverage of the murder of it's called mr malcolm chaudry is undoubtedly unpopular in certain circles he concludes bezels refers to the saudi government several times in his post and points out that david pecker was introduced to a figure with ties to the saudi royal family by president trump at a time when the publisher was looking for financing pekar is
a long time friend of donald trump in march of last year i am i the parent company of national enquirer published a glossy magazine promoting saudi arabia and crown prince mohammed bin solomon containing their adverts at the time the saudis denied any connection as far as i'm aware and i believe that would be when we have an absolutely nothing to do with this. we maybe some of our citizens read the national enquirer when they're in the united states citizens watch the soap opera unfold on television but that's it jeff bezos right sort of someone like him the world's richest person is on able to stand up to such actions and who come there whether he has a legal case may depend on jurisdiction in states that use blackmail and extortion combined together it would likely be a case because you're requesting that someone by way of threatening them that you don't do this then i'll do that and then it would come under that under one of those statutes however if it's in a state or jurisdiction that is only saying money has to be involved then it
doesn't come under the statute because there's no request for you know and there's no request for money complicating matters is practiced immunity deal with new york prosecutors in their case against michael cohen donald trump's former personal lawyer cohen is alleged to have helped arrange a deal whereby peca board exclusive rights to the story of an alleged lover of donald trump during the presidential campaign in order to bury it but as part of the immunity deal pekar was ordered not to commit any crimes american media which owns the national enquirer says it has launched an investigation into bezos is claims but quote believes fervently that it acted lawfully she abrahams the algebra israeli forces say they've arrested a palestinian man in connection with the murder of a teenager hamza was arrested during a raid at a mosque in the occupied west bank is being questioned for the death of a nineteen year old israeli who was killed in jerusalem on thursday this tension has lots of violence between palestinian protesters and israeli forces. a thai
opposition party has bowed to pressure from the king to reverse its nomination of his sister for prime minister in a palace statement king along corn described princess bid for office as inappropriate and unconstitutional the charge party wanted her to run against the prime minister a former army general who led a military coup in twenty fourteen the election commission will now have the final say on her candidacy scott heiler has more from bangkok. the princess and her party on saturday making statements about what has transpired over friday and in to saturday particularly what happened late friday night with that king's statement saying that was unconstitutional for her to be on the ballot for prime minister now she said in an instagram posting she thanked her supporters and sent a message of love her party said that they have disbanded all campaigning for the time being they said that they will abide by the king's statements on friday night
now what how and where things go from here we know that the election commission will be meeting on monday morning yes to discuss what has happened over the last couple of days we knew that they were going to have to meet anyway because some of the other parties particular the pro-military party had raised question about the princess being on the ticket for prime minister that was even before the king statement so we know we'll get some possible clarity maybe some answers on monday morning when the election commission meets but we're also hearing because the king had mentioned that this is unconstitutional and other parties saying it was illegal the constitutional court might also become involved on monday so these meetings happening monday morning will hopefully give some clarity as to what's going to happen moving forward that as well as president is warning of catastrophic consequences if all of venezuela's oil shipments are blocked by u.s. sanctions a senior white house official says the trumpet ministration is considering new sanctions last week the u.s. targeted ten billion dollars worth of oil assets and revenue the opposition leader hasn't ruled out authorizing u.s.
intervention to force majeure from power arline american editor of the sea a new man reports in the city of san cristobal on the country's border with colombia. food and medicine on display in colombia right on the border with needling to his way and tons of humanitarian aid donated by the united states and colombia to the new part of the strategy not just to help the needy but to undermine battle president last mughal. the u.s. ambassador made an appeal in spanish to venezuela's military to defy my little order not to let it pass. you will have to make a decision that will always be remembered by your parents your brother and sisters and your daughters they'll all remember your decision. just across the border the military is so far following muggles orders i'm less than one hundred metres from the entrance to. ordain you a bridge which separates venezuela from colombia and from the humanitarian aid
that's been collected on the other side of that bridge and for the first time and since dawn members of the national guard have been deployed here and have declared this area as national security zone. a handful of demonstrators wave flags and taunted the soldiers. but in the nearby city of sunken storm a far larger group has been demonstrating to date demanding that humanitarian aid be allowed in i mean americans they took away my health benefits and i can't afford to go to colombia to buy the drugs for my cancer treatment my daughter is a diabetic and needs insulin injections daily and we can't get that aid there despite the stories president appears determined to keep the foreign aid out describing the offer as a thinly disguised act of foreign intervention. not going as well it will not allow the show of force humanitarian aid because we're not simply is that. on the other
side self declared interim president seems hopeful that he can provide what my little cannot while at the same time tempting the military to change sides and if they don't there's a plan b. . i am convinced that we will get the idea through with the bin as well and people are people and more people carrying the humanitarian aid people people and people making a humanitarian corridor or a reality. exactly how president my little plans to play his hand is still not so clear. as opposition supporters here at the border prepare for what is almost certain to be a confrontation. you see in human sankey still that venezuela still heads on al-jazeera stamping your name on it so the title north macedonia is now official but the feud isn't over yet and this brick set approaches we talk with
some of the britons living in europe an uncertain what the future holds. hello we've got some quiet weather pushing into japan over the next couple of days we've had some rather lively snow flurries a recently see this band of clabber just made its way through your site with that area of low pressure and in tokyo as a subpoena most of the dusting of snow makes for a lovely picture not too much but there nevertheless you can see what conditions to some as we went through friday the next couple of days did look a good deal quater crisp sunshine those seven celsius the tokyo on sunday a similar value as we go on into monday maybe even a tad cooler by that state somewhat some wintry weather will slide its way across the sea of japan that's something for the middle part of next week into the chris
sunshine where we have a bright skies come back in across the korean peninsula bright skies continue into southeastern parts of china but the central areas we've had quite a bit of snow coming through here as well so i mean very much on the wintry side sinking further south with temperatures in shanghai will fall away from monday off not bad in hong kong like twenty four degrees with the pleasant ones i'm coming for plenty of sunshine to into the philippines the last a clear skies here charles a wanted to showers but the majority of the showers they all for the south to be some showers there the good part of malaysia and tutting rather wet in these. desperate for. news about your person you want to take a week or two i need to work i need the money part of. my life risking it all down.
for a better future are we saying yes to the house do you want to sleep on. hello again the top stories. trying to decide whether you'll impose sanctions on saudi officials over the murder of. the president. a thai opposition party has bowed to pressure from the king to reverse its nomination of prime minister the election commission will now have the final say on
her candidacy. venezuela's president is warning of catastrophic consequences if all of its all shipments are blocked by u.s. sanctions nicolas maduro is refusing to allow aid from the u.s. into his country. leaders from across africa. for the annual african union summit this year the theme is refugees and internally displaced people more than twenty six percent of the world's refugees are in africa according to the un around one point four million are living in uganda three african countries are among the top ten countries hosting refugees in the world and the number of displaced people continues to rise mainly because of conflicts reports. i share a sunni was thirteen years old when she says government forces attacked her village in sudan seven years on things have picked up she plays volleyball every week at
the center for refugees in the capital addis ababa that's where she fled with her family we have almost three months since. only makes. people. even more true to my aunt. and uncle all. the refugees here from nearly twenty countries the center also provides them with child care and language classes. the people here are among more than twenty million who fled oppression and conflict luckier than most they've made it through the city they can benefit from the facilities here at this center. stuck in camps. conditions are usually poor the south sudanese refugees in uganda say humanitarian aid is not enough africa has more refugees and internally displaced people than any
other continent. african leaders say they're going to do something about it as they meet for the african union's annual summit in addis ababa refugees and displaced people is the theme for the year ahead the a u.s. political affairs commissioner says it will work to prevent the causes of displacement. for your people and we will talk to you say to you what do you. do you should. leaders also expected to talk about efforts to reform the african union but observers are wondering if other pressing issues will be addressed such as the recent protests and government crackdowns in sudan and zimbabwe. talking about. out discussing why people are being forced to flee from the us they're responsible for the oppression the conflict. back at the center for refugees these
men from eritrea sing songs from home. people here a getting by many more who were displaced across the continent on not. to take more than a new theme the african union to change that. al-jazeera. ethiopia so notion i do is research institute for global dialogue a south african think tank she says it would take a long time for the african union to effectively deal with the refugee crisis. i think it's a really massive task and agenda for the african union but italy given the fact that the african union has to deal with its internal resourcing crisis as well in terms of capacity dealing with the fact that it has to also create a reform agenda and of course it's just also ratified and announced the african continental free trade agreement all of the issues that you put that you
highlighted actually synergetic they link to each other so it's the repression the internal domestic issues of what we've heard in the inset around the refugees internally displaced people who are fleeing conflict at a domestic level it's also the question of economic migration it's also the question of climate change and how climate change affects in terms of humanitarian crisis so right now the african union has to deal with its own internal capacity and whether or not it is able to address these structural conditions that exist which are also systemic and systematic i think it's a really a massive task for the you and right now i think your finds itself in a difficult position you can't deal with the crisis by just trying to concentrate on the health the social economic and cetera because there are contagion effect it's in a jet so if this conflict in one country you must also be a mind that you've got to deal with secured the security architecture and one of the things that the e.u. does have and should be implementing and putting into some kind of efficacy effort
into is the standby capacity force you know if you talk about this you capacity building a structure around intervention around conflict except for but that hasn't really materialized in the kind of realistic and in a way that is being implemented in a realistic rate for the meeting between the leaders of the u.s. and north korea later this month will be held in vietnam's capital hanoi donald trump use social media to tell his followers that his representatives have left north korea after productive meetings and he's looking forward to sink him drunk on the summit is set to take place on february twenty seventh and twenty eighth. the u.s. president also tweeted north korea under the leadership of kim jong un will become a great economic powerhouse i have gotten to know him and fully understand how capable he is while the united states is hoping afghanistan can strike a peace agreement involving the taliban before elections in july u.s.
special envoy zalmay khalilzad expressed cautious optimism about the prospects of a deal during a speech in washington. held meetings with taliban officials in qatar to discuss an ongoing purse for a political settlement to the seventeen year conflict nothing is agreed to until everything has been agree. and the other issues that must be dealt with or issues of a roadmap for afghanistan's political future to afghan war afghan afghan war. the afghans must said crossed the table with each other and come to an agreement about the future of their country britain's the parts are from the european union is now just weeks away but the future of british citizens living in other member states remains in limbo as many
years one and a half million britons live in the e.u. about one hundred fifty thousand of them thousand of them in germany and as dominic came reports many are worried about the impact that might soon have on their lives . at home in prince labelle composer and musician richard scott experiments with mixing up sounds he performs right across the e.u. but now fears his british nationality could make that much harder so i guess what i would most like to be is not a playing card or a chess piece and we were told at the beginning that we weren't going to be you know we're not going to be trading with people's lives but that's exactly what is happening on both sides. so yeah i feel like i'm a pawn in some growing i have no control over however britain does leave the e.u. its citizens will then find themselves having to register at places like this office for foreigners it's thought around one hundred fifty thousand british
citizens are living and working in germany right now perhaps around sixty percent of them have lived here long enough to qualify to obtain german citizenship but that still leaves the other forty percent around sixty thousand people who cannot and would there for find their freedom of movement potentially impede it. and that concern is not restricted just to u.k. citizens so many german firms have trade links with britain like measuring instruments in the rhineland its chief executive says the idea of the u.k. crashing out of the e.u. is really on us who does worst case scenario is the heart of the worst case scenario is a heartbreaks it which would mean customs checks at the british border in less than three months for which no one is prepared it would be an absolute chaos of course we hope for a different outcome. on the political side of the german government has tried to give reassurances about what might happen if. we want to keep the damage and
correct it will be damaging to a minimum so we will of course continue to try and find a solution for an orderly exit but we also must head with the eventuality that there won't be an orderly solution. all for richard scott the simple solution is to become german he's lived here long enough to do so but many thousands cannot and for them with each passing day hard bragg's it sounds increasingly worrying dominic kane al-jazeera berlin and greece's northern neighbor formerly called macedonia has now officially been renamed the next step is for north macedonia and greek macedonia to agree on who will use the name for commercial products to answer up us reports. ostriches aren't typically associated with macedonia but the macedonian ostrich farm has been selling itself on its location for a quarter of a century. i wanted to emphasize my reach mike because i pioneered my plan
was to spread the birds to other parts of greece and become a sort of brand name greece's agreement to recognise its northern neighbor as north macedonia leaves commercial branding in a state of legal limbo a committee is to decide over the next three years which products may continue to use the term macedonian as part of their branding some could lose the rights that means producers like a slightly this thinking of trademarking their brands so as to have a legal right to the name when they export their goods but the process is expensive but that is. what is it. there was no one to inform me about the pros and cons when the government decided to make this interstate agreement and should have informed us about the rights or it could have gone the cost to trademarking this is not easy for a small business person. greek macedonia make some four thousand product branded as macedonian but only a handful are trademarked as such producers must now spend thousands of dollars on
lawyers and koreans trying to secure their products but even if they do they cannot be sure that they will ultimately be allowed to keep those macedonian designations this trouble's greek macedonians who have always taken for granted their freedom to use the name of their region and geographic designations have been a marketing tool in greece since antiquity even today the right drug or free means expectations of quality and that means sales olives from kalamata apples from mt raisins from corinth some of these designations have begun to have meaning abroad as well and that means even more serious money legal experts warn any changes will cause problems names can be considered as property rights they're for. if the greek state acting in conformity with the press by agreement forces but i've bought this saying it's good medicine means this
good new guy did an infringement upon day probably the rights and the good thing it could be sued by those by that bought this for diamonds young recently the good shepherd said when he bought what had been the grazing land to raise his ostriches in the village of been the police in greek macedonia now he may have to fight the state to be able to claim the geography on paper jump rope last al jazeera thessaloniki. hello again the headlines on al-jazeera the deadline has now expired for donald trump to decide whether he'll impose sanctions on saudi officials over the murder of john. under the magnets the president was outlined what action if any he intends to take a tie opposition party has bowed to pressure from the king to reverse its nomination of his sister for prime minister in a palace statement king vedra long corn described princess bid for office as
inappropriate and unconstitutional the thai rak such hard party wanted her to run against the prime minister a former army general who led a military coup in twenty fourteen the election commission will now have the final say on her candidacy israeli forces say they've arrested a palestinian man in connection with the murder of a teenager hands on him was detained during a raid at a mosque in the occupied west bank he's being questioned for the death of a nineteen year old is really who was killed in jerusalem on thursday but as the tension has led to violence between protesters and israeli forces. venezuela's president is warning of catastrophic consequences if all of its oil shipments are blocked by u.s. sanctions nicolas maduro is refusing to allow aid from the u.s. into his country. on national sovereignty is made vulnerable with a show called humanitarian aid and peace is threatened by the government of mr donald trump who last sunday in a televised interview ratified his threat of
a military invasion against venezuela in venezuela they have driven us to the point that libya has taken all that syria has taken to the point of opposition they have attempted but we've not allowed them to add in venezuela is it peace at least two people have been killed and fourteen police officers injured during protests in haiti's capital port au prince thousands of people are demanding the president step down accusing him of inaction against corruption president over now moyes is refusing to resign president donald trump will meet north korean leader kim jong il this month and that meeting will be held in vietnam. trump use social media to tell his followers that his representatives have left north korea after productive meetings and that he's looking forward to seeing kim advancing the cause of. those are the headlines on al-jazeera inside story. with us.
pressure is growing on the venezuelan president nicolas maduro but can the international community convince him to resign and how much difference will a new round of sanctions make to an economy that was already a collapse before this crisis began this is inside story. hello and welcome to the program my name is peter dhabi internationally isolated and with the economy near collapse pressure has been growing on the venezuelan president nicolas maduro to step down the list of countries recognizing the