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and activist who is willing to sacrifice his freedom. for his beliefs. al-jazeera wild tells the extraordinary story of the archbishop and the piano. democratic politicians in the u.s. launch a new investigation against the president of the white house calls a disgraceful and abusive. you're watching life from a headquarters and. also adds no more special treatment for india and church keep president trump plans to exclude them from its oldest and largest trade preference program as china's political elites holds its annual congress signs that growth is
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in the world's second economy is slowing. that as well as opposition leader why don't returns home despite the threat of arrest and reduced calls for president nicolas maduro to quit. fellow the white house has denounced what it calls a disgraceful and abusive investigation after a u.s. congressional panel launched a new probe against the president's the house judiciary committee has demanded documents from dozens of people and organizations close to donald trump it's named eighty one people and groups including two of trump's sons former attorney general just sessions and aides to the trump campaign clearly halkett has details from washington. it's a sweeping and wide ranging demand on monday the judiciary committee from the democratic controlled house of representatives ordered eighty one individuals and
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entities tied to u.s. president donald trump including the president's son don jr to turn over materials believed to shine a light on trump's alleged abuse of power and obstruction of justice it's a political hoax. speaking from the white house surrounded by college football champions once again discredited the efforts to investigate his presidency but said he would comply with the committee request and cooperate all the time with everybody and you know. this the document triggers what's expected to be another lengthy investigation in addition to robert muller's probe into potential trump ties to russia this latest effort is a coordination by more than a half dozen house committees including judiciary committee chair jerry now looking into trump's decision to fire former f.b.i. director james comey as well as efforts to protect former national security advisor
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michael flynn it's very clear that the president should be just as it's very clear eleven hundred times he referred to the mole investigation as a witch hunt he tried to fix it fired he tried to protect flynn from being investigated by the by the f.b.i. you fired me in order to stop the russian think the committee's efforts will be punctuated by hearings designed to create a record of public testimony and could expose potential presidential conflicts of interest ranging from trump's hotel in washington to possible money laundering by the president's businesses and well impeachment proceedings are possible they aren't a minute no we have to do the investigations and get all this we do not now have. the evidence without before you impeach somebody you. to persuade the american public trust approval numbers have risen in recent weeks up to forty six percent and eighty eight percent of republicans still back the president that's why the
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investigations by democrats in the house of representatives are designed to be intentionally slow it's an effort to pick apart donald trump's presidency and illustrate a pattern of behavior that at minimum in the court of public opinion could hurt trump's chances for reelection kimberly help at al jazeera washington well washington's top diplomat says he's hoping to send a delegation to north korea in the coming weeks secretary of state my point peo said he's working to find areas of shared interest between the two sides the north korean leader kim jong un has now arrived home five days after his second nuclear summit with president trump ended without agreement robert bright has the latest from seoul. a great deal of optimism on the korean peninsula in spite of the failure of the hanoi summit kim jong un arriving back into north korea in the early hours of tuesday morning after his epic four thousand kilometer train track across
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china taking the best part of sixty hours despite the early hour he was greeted by cheering crowds this of course is being treated as a great success in north korea a second summit with with u.s. president donald trump and also a state visit to vietnam the first by a north korean leader in more than fifty years so it's been treated very positively which is being taken as an encouraging sign here in south korea that north korea is still very much invested in the diplomatic process going forward there's talk of a possible summit with the russians and also more importantly perhaps a nother summit with jay and of south korea to try to get these talks back on track moon has chaired a meeting of his national security council something he doesn't normally do here monday in seoul when he was encouraging all of his ministers to try to work
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within the reality of sanctions obviously he had been hoping now that there could have been some relief from sanctions but really telling his ministers they have to accept the fact of sanctions being there but despite that looking at ways of trying to improve into korean relations well the u.s. president donald trump says he'll end preferential trade status for india and turkey he says india has failed to provide assurances that will allow reasonable access to what's markets trade officials say turkey no longer qualifies because its economy is sufficiently developed the u.s. currently allows five point six billion dollars worth of indian exports to enter the united states duty free that's under the generalized system of preferences program or g s p which allows one hundred twenty one countries to act. sport some goods to the u.s. without tariffs in twenty seventeen turkey exported one point six billion dollars worth of goods under that system robert scott is a senior international economist at the economic policy institute in the u.s.
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he says trump is targeting the wrong countries for the wrong reasons. i think this indicates that that the underlying problem with the trump trade strategy and it really is a lack of strategy india just does not rise to the level of importance in the united states trade problem it said is supported by the ping country our total trade deficit with china is about two and a half percent of our trade deficit with the world the big problems that we have are was not only china but also the big surplus countries including the european union and japan those are the countries that we ought to be trying to solve this problem with it's the let's make a deal approach the trump trade strategy i think in part reflects the fact that he's a bully india is a relatively poor country they don't have a lot of resources and he thinks he can push them around but that doesn't mean it's
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going to provide any significant jobs here in the united states for working people we're not going to rebuild manufacturing by cutting our imports from china from india by five and a half billion dollars we have an eight hundred fifty billion dollar trade deficit is going to go up about ten percent in two thousand and eighteen will get the numbers on wednesday of this week that's the problem it's china as annual event to showcase the strength of the country but the news coming out of the national people's congress is not as strong as tight as rulers with like the world's second largest economy is expected to post that slowest growth in almost three decades as it struggles with debt and a trade war with the united states the chinese primarily can check expects the economy to grow by six to six and a half percent strong by international standards but not by china as a plans to cut corporate taxes and increase its defense budgets to help the economy from beijing here's castrating who on the biggest takeaways from the chinese
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premier speech. wearing beijing's to. and behind me is the great hall of the people and inside about three thousand of the country's most powerful communist party members and leaders have gathered to hear the direction of the country for this year and one of the main takeaway is that we have been waiting for is the g.d.p. last year it was six point six percent which is already the lowest economic growth that we've seen from china since one nine hundred ninety well this year it's even lower it's six percent to six point five percent and it's very much in line with what many economists here have been expecting in recent months we've seen some disappointing consumption figures and what china has been trying to do is maintain stable growth while at the same time reducing its reliance on debt and some people are saying look some of those measures have been too hotshot now the government is under pressure to swing the other way to stimulate the economy and some things that we're expecting out of this national people's congress for example is a lowering of the income tax as well as the lowering of the mount of pension that
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employees are expected to pay and other thing that we saw was a lowering of the military budget seven point five percent down from last year's eight point one percent another interesting was leaked a chunk also mentioned he acknowledged that the trade war with the united states united states has had a negative impact on china's business activity and that's something that we haven't heard many government leaders being very candid about but going forward there will be many other things that they will be talking about during this national people's congress they'll be talking about health care improving access to quality improving affordability and access as well as alleviating poverty she didn't thing has made it one of his missions to create a large middle class in china and this year they want to lift an additional ten million people out of poverty as well as opposition leader one word so has us thousands of his supporters to get back on the streets and step up pressure on president nicolas maduro to resign. why don't we see the humor as well come in the capital caracas after his return from
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a tour of latin american nations he was there to gather support for his leadership . after a failed u.s. led attempt to get aid into venezuela president nicolas maduro has threatened to arrest why go for flouting a travel ban but the u.s. has warned against any any action against him rather will have consequences if you don't believe god when i say no i want to oscar people of venezuela is that a shred of fear they threatened only of us here they threatened me with jail down you saw it and well i'll tell you something it will not be through threats that they will hold us back we are here and we are strong united more than ever you know what i like you we are here and we are stronger than ever i q family i hate taking home to me while that as well as marking six years since the death of nicolas maduro his predecessor and mentor hugo chavez daniel shriner looks at how
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much of his legacy still remains. chavismo is dead the opposition in venezuela has been saying that since the president for whom the ideology was named died of cancer on the fifth of march two thousand and thirteen. his chosen successor nicolas maduro continues to cling to power and the pressure from foreign governments and millions of his own people to step down. they blame him for around things inflation high crime and chronic food and medicine shortages . blames foreign sabotage particularly from the united states so then assuages problems but not as colorfully as charges once did here criticizing former u.s. president george bush at the united nations in two thousand and six. the president of the united states the gentleman to whom i refer as at the devil marquis came here. doing all the talking as if he owned the world i think we could call
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a psychiatrist to analyze yesterday's statement made by the president of the united states but says that she is alive and well citing health and education programs and the continued redistribution of wealth begun by his predecessor but even his supporters admit that is no charge but he doesn't have the same charisma or political astuteness he continues to talk of the future well aware of the mounting risks to his government. but honestly i want peace of venezuela we all want peace for venezuela stop the drums of war stop the threats of invasion let venice relist say with one voice that we want peace we want to be how well the two men shared similar politics the world has changed or prices have slumped in venezuela as left wing allies in the region have largely disappeared the doors critics say the only flawed elections and support from the military keep them in power the predictions of his imminent demise have been frequent these past six
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years as they were for chavez before him now president maduro faces one of his toughest challenges yet with the world watching to see how he'll react to the returns have been a slayer of the self declared interim president. from a trip to neighboring colombia. well this way the sixth anniversary of the death of a little child is the opposition is questioning his legacy nicolas maduro supporters are wondering how much longer it will keep the president in office and al jazeera still ahead on al-jazeera thousands of people are cut off by devastating floods across afghanistan and pakistan the protesters in algeria keep up the pressure on president optimizes beautifully despite his pledge to step down if he's reelected.
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hello it's stopped raining in stop snowing afghanistan now the last of the class disappearing northwards and to the west it's generally fun to pick up this cloud coming up into the caucasus in parts of iran now when that went through syria dropped some considerable rains it's got a bit more to come i suspect but in the live and anywhere from turkey down towards northern egypt we've got a day of cloud and potential shall write breaks of light rain on cheezy unusual but it's not driven by any wind so they're going to be slow moving dismal day i'd suggest the day off to the wind want to run to annoy him bring the cloud that might bring a shower to die and towards q.a. to mean further quite possibly that mostly is not a wet pictures or particularly windy picture indeed it's warming up a little bit dark twenty five same as riyadh with a southerly breeze was was still in mecca in western society the head of the red sea might see a shower or two but those showers disappear when sea is a cloud newsies woods and there is the small possibility of something happening in
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the sky over qatar bahrain but i think not rather more to those in the light into showers in essence i was in bombay a sudden tanzania and certainly around those madagascar but this circulations got a potential to and still are a focus of big showers around swaziland and something mozambique. that was sponsored by tony. germany's capital there's a barber like no other so to put it to. for my remark goes from across what you have. but as he said he changes he's moving with the time. and going on the road. the stories we hear told by the people who live down. the master barber of britain this is you know an al-jazeera.
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fellow again the top stories on al-jazeera a u.s. congressional panel investigating alleged abuse of power by donald trump and his administration has demanded documents from dozens of people and organizations close to the u.s. president trump sons on the former attorney general just sessoms are among those who've been asked to provide papers washington's top diplomat says he's hoping to send a delegation to north korea in the coming weeks u.s. secretary of state might want peo said he's working to find areas of shared interest between the two sides following a failed nuclear summit in vietnam china is expected to post that slowest growth in almost three decades primarily gave the forecast as delegates met in beijing for
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the start of the annual people's congress. canada's prime minister has called china's the attention of a former diplomat businessman arbitrary justin trudeau says he's very concerned that raising suspects the canadian national spying the two were detained in december just days after the arrest of top executive of chinese telecom giants weiwei in vancouver gabriel is also reports on the straining ties between beijing and ottawa michael covel a former diplomat and current asia advisor to a brussels based think tank and michael spade for a businessman based in china two canadians detained in china since december on monday for the first time china said the two men are being held because they are suspected of being spies but the arrest of the two men has been seen possibly as beijing's retaliation for china's arrest of a mangled one job an executive at chinese technology company while away and
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daughter of the company's founder she was arrested on december first nine days later two canadians arrested in china. since being released on bail has been required to stay in vancouver on sunday her lawyers filed a lawsuit against the canadian government after her high profile arrest saying she was interrogated before she was told she was even under arrest she was detained in canada at the request of washington allegedly she had broken american sanctions against iran yep a so it has severely strained relations between canada and china on monday canada's prime minister's scolded china for what he called arbitrary detentions we are obviously very concerned with the this position that china has taken the safety and security of canadians is always first order for this government and that's why we've been engaging in standing up for the two two
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canadians who've been arbitrarily detained by china from the very beginning but china was infuriated at their arrest and possible extradition of mang something it reaffirmed on monday. the u.s. and canada buz their bilateral extradition treaty and take compulsory measures freely against chinese citizens so it's a very early violates chinese citizens legitimate rights and interests we once again urge the u.s. to immediately withdraw the arrest warrant an extradition request on this main longo. as for the international crisis group's think tank he works for a full time city has not been allowed to see a lawyer or denied he's a spy or partook in any activities that threaten to china's security there appears little chance of the situation deescalating anytime soon meng is fighting to avoid extradition to the u.s. where she could face more than twenty years in prison if convicted her next court
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appearance in canada is on wednesday but the appeals process is long and complicated and could last months or even years gabriels on doe. new york a second member of canada's cabinet meanwhile has resigned as prime minister just that's where the effects is a deepening political crisis budget minister jade philpott says she's lost confidence in how the government dealt with the corruption inquiry her departure comes just days after the resignation of justice minister jody wilson raybold last week she testified she was pressured by government officials to help a major construction firm avoid a corruption trial. algerians are continuing to hold anti-government protests with students boycotting classes and holding demonstrations they're angry about president. for a fifth term even though he has promised to quit early every elected next month with a flick up that's been in power for more than twenty years and he's rarely been seen
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in public since he suffered a stroke and twenty thirteen barker on the story. the biggest demonstrations in algeria in decades continue to spread some shared on social media show protests in multiple towns and cities. the government is reportedly trying to prevent gatherings by shutting down the country's three g. and four g. networks for the student led protests a gathering pace demanding the eighty two year old president of dillard sees beautifully who's been in power for twenty years withdrawals from next month's election many want the country's constitutional call to intervene. to move if it is time to leave is old and sick he isn't conscious about what he's doing is he's on to raj or ruling not him not enough photoshop and we're saying that this regime has to leave the sped up that schools no to the fair and no to the system. responding
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through his campaign manager beautifully made an offer to shorten any time in power or in any. doubt i pledge to organize early elections to be set up by the independent national conference i pledged not to be a candidate and that election but the compromise has failed to convince several presidential candidates have dropped out of the race leaving the election in disarray there are also big demonstrations outside algeria the french capital paris has a large ethnic algerian population people there are demanding who to flicker retires from politics beautifully who was elected president in one thousand nine hundred ninety nine but i have to suffer. bring it to stroke six years ago he's rarely seen in public and is reportedly in switzerland for medical checks demonstrators say he's too weak to lead. on saturday he sank his veteran campaign manager seen as a tactic to calm the growing protest movement but there has been anything but in
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recent days over two hundred people have been injured in clashes but many is the only leader they've ever known they want reforms to tackle high levels of unemployment that exceeds twenty five percent among those under thirty they want to new algeria. say they've evacuated nearly two hundred eisel fighters and thousands of people have left the law. groups control mainly kurdish fighters were. village in eastern syria they. could still be inside and out slowing down efforts to recapture its center. the battle for but who is maybe coming to an end fighters are surrendering doesn't emerge from the armed groups that have territory in syria. outgunned they gave up their tiny
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enclave along iraq's border there are others who are refusing to give up the u.s. backed syrian democratic forces who launched a final assault on the town on friday said i still fight this remained inside the enclave but the numbers are unclear early monday the kurdish led four said it would slow down its advance because i thought fighters were continuing to use civilians as human shields. we are taking into consideration the possible presence of civilians who are with the terrorists who are being used as human shields or even the families of all. who decided to stay with the terrorists. last week thousands of civilians were transported out of booze mainly women and children families of i still fighters the exodus worse than what was already a humanitarian emergency the new arrivals week hungry and tired were brought to an overcrowded camp the population of all in north east syria is now over fifty five
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thousand aid agencies are overwhelmed. there are still so many new arrivals coming in and you know the aid agencies are going to the best they can but we weren't prepared for the number of that are having so we're struggling with having it after we have found forty children and been separated from their parents during the journey so or have been able to reunify several of their needs are and eighty one deaths have been registered many from hypothermia almost two thirds of them infants some died on the way to the camp others shortly after reaching it four years ago i still controlled eighty eight thousand square kilometers of territory from syria to iraq and ruled over eight million people but it wasn't two thousand and seventeen when the armed group began to lose major cities in both countries in separate offensives by different players losing both lose would be a symbolic blow to the armed group but it will continue to be
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a security threat many fighters have slipped into iraq and others are in the desert in eastern syria. beirut the son of former liberian president ellen johnson sirleaf has been charged with economic sabotage after an investigation into a banknote printing scandal charles sirleaf is accused of conspiring to overprint local currency worth millions of dollars for personal gain he is charged along with the former central bank governor and another senior executive. floods in southern pakistan and afghanistan have killed at least fifty people have the rain over the past ten days has cut off tens of thousands of residents the afghan government has flooding was the worst in kandahar in at least seven years charlotte ballasts reports from kabul. the afghan military flying over flooded kandahar province on a mission to rescue one thousand people trapped by floods there's been heavy rain in
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afghanistan and southern pakistan for more than a week on saturday flash floods swept through towns and villages across the region we didn't just do your part and i would prefer that if a disaster took place in kandahar's there's no drainage and there is little public awareness which is why so many people were affected most of the affected people were already internally displaced and living on the river banks so they were hit harder than the others the traditional homes constructed from modern clay stood little chance as the flood waters search through rose garden or programmer or i'm a poor man the walls of my house have been damaged my two children were injured i'm asking the government to help me by providing tents it was a freelance scene today and they were distributing emergency aid on the advice of the governor we made a list of three hundred ninety seven families of that two hundred fifty families had their homes fully destroyed the un is sending teams in sitting up shelters to help the displaced i think another issue that we're dealing with is accessibility
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in some of the more rural areas that we're only just getting to people are quite cut off they are quite vulnerable so obviously an event like this has a big impact on. the destruction extends from kandahar through six different provinces to harass and far in the west for than five hundred homes have been damaged or destroyed as well as schools mosques and bridges in pakistan the southern province of baluchistan has been hardest hit the military rescued hundreds of families stranded by floodwaters relief camps have been set up for those at high altitudes dealing with heavy snow. back in afghanistan most people were hurt as their homes collapsed around them was swept away in the war in kandahar those who could travel might be away from faraway districts tomorrow i saw hospital those who couldn't shoot as half a dozen medical teams tried to reach areas. which we have received in this hospital twelve dead bodies which include six men one woman and five
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children as well as thirty five injured safe many people were main missing and in such remote areas of afghanistan and pakistan it was going to take some time to assess how many lives and positions having lost. their couple. hello again the headlines on al-jazeera a u.s. congressional panel investigating alleged abuse of power by donald trump and his an administration has demanded documents from dozens of people and organizations close to the u.s. president trump sons on the former attorney general just sessions armand those who've been asked to provide papers. in. the. weeks the u.s. secretary of state my point peo said he's working to find areas of shared interest between the two sides following a failed nuclear summit in vietnam. and china is expected to post it slows growth
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in almost three decades primarily gave the forecasts delegates met in beijing for the start of the annual people's congress. venezuela's opposition leader is calling on his supporters to step up pressure on president nicolas maduro to resign why don't receive the hero's welcome in the capital after he returned from a tour of latin american nations you don't believe god when i say i want to ask people of venezuela is that a shred of fear they threatened us here they threaten jail. and when i'll tell you something it will not be through threats that they will hold us back we are here and we are strong united more than ever you know when i. got him and we are stronger than ever i q i mean the. algerians are continuing to hold anti-government protests with students boycotting classes and holding demonstrations they're angry about president is beautifully cuz the says and to run
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for a fifth term even though he's promised to quit early if we elected next month u.s. backed kurdish forces say they've evacuated nearly two hundred eisel fighters from the group's last pocket of territory in eastern syria syrian democratic forces warn the hundreds of fighters and civilians could still be in the village of. canada as prime minister has denounced china's the tension of a former diplomat and a businessman as arbitrary justin trudeau says he's very concerned that beijing suspects the canadian nationals of spying the two were detained in december just days after the arrest of a top executive from chinese tech giants weiwei in vancouver those are the latest headlines on al-jazeera the stream is coming up next to stay with us. talk to. you personally one of the main beneficiaries
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