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in the house the senate is significant on several levels first simply as regards the relationship between congress and the executive capitol hill and the white house this is congress' reasserting its authority as to the president's war making powers off what seems many years since nine eleven certainly of the president seemingly getting into conflicts all over the world without much scrutiny of this is congress saying you do need the consent all consent in order to do that and members of congress have been saying that they are going to start looking at conflicts far more closely we have to see whether that doesn't pan out but secondly as regards the relationship with saudi arabia it's a sign of just how bad that relationship has now become with congress patients has snapped since the murder of jamal khashoggi the saudi jonas' in the way that other saudi actions have never seemed to seem to catalyze for example the war in yemen which began with rule under president obama. has changed things on capitol hill members of congress are saying no matter what the president now does they're going
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to continue to scrutinize the relationship between the u.s. and saudi arabia they're just not happy with it but the o.p.'s government has released its first report into last plane crash it says the ethiopian airlines jet was forced down words by a faulty automatic anti stall system the pilots tried to regain control but it crashed just six minutes after takeoff and about one hundred fifty seven people on board were killed reports. it's been almost a month since a boeing seven three seven took off from ethiopia's capital addus ababa bound for nairobi it crashed six minutes later near the town of the shaft to killing all one hundred fifty seven people on board it appears transport minister has now released the first official findings of the investigation into the crash with says the pilots did everything that was recommended by boeing that major of objective of this investigation is to make sure that there is safety in that patients.
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it's not to blame someone it's not to get some sort of there are some things that we are going to do it as something very normal for in the procedures but of all the things there isn't of this report is going to have to ensure safety in the nation sake that the pilots reportedly struggle to control the planes automatic anti stalling system which is meant to push the nose of the aircraft downwards if it detects a stall or loss of a speed analysts believe this issue may have led to the crash the crew reacted. quite correctly by carrying out a drill that has been first for bribes if this occurs and isolated this system which was trying to push the nose doe but having done that. they then found that one of the control systems that they have for pulling those back up again simply wouldn't perform for them this was the second crash to involve the
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boeing seven three seven max within five months in indonesia last october a lion f. light went down shortly after takeoff from jakarta killing all one hundred eighty nine passengers and crew the lawyers representing the families of the victims of the line f. light say the united states should do more to hold boeing accountable you know what it is a united states. is there to say it's. really it's a more worthy he just has all the wires for the united states and it's a major setback for the company boeing really has to work very fast to recover its trust because its brand name is so strong and its products for a long time have been so good the boeing seven three seven max has been grounded
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worldwide pending a review into the software of its flight control system investigators in the p.s.a. a full report into what happened could take up to a year to complete for healing mohammed al jazeera. the u.s. plane maker boeing continues to defend the safety of the seven thirty seven max and acknowledge that in the row activation of the automation system may have forced the ethiopian and indonesian jets to crash u.s. aviation regulator f.a.a. the f.a.a. that is reviewing the safety of the now grounded boeing seven thirty seven max eight and boeing is facing a number of lawsuits john hendren has more from chicago. here in chicago the family of the victim of the ethiopian airlines crash last month is now suing boeing this is not just any victim however she is also the niece of ralph nader a one time presidential candidate and a consumer advocate who has taken on auto companies for flaws in their hearts no
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this is the latest bit of bad news for boeing that comes after ethiopian transportation officials found in their preliminary investigation that the pilots pursued all of the procedures that boeing had given them in order to correct the trajectory of that plane and also they said they found no damage sensor on the plane yet there was a damage sensor that might have suggested there was a make its problem and that could have been been blamed on the airline so this center of the focus of the investigation remains on the software system that was supposed to correct the trajectory of that plane the so-called anti stall system there was one fix that boeing had sold for that system as an option for eighty thousand dollars eighty thousand dollars on a one hundred twenty million dollar plane no that is found to have been something that might have been wrecked in this incident that could be a serious problem for boeing. any more head in the news hour including if i can
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complete my speech before right still fly water pouring from the ceiling distress business in the british parliament but there are some teresa mayes prax it talks with the opposition. a fight against cholera and cycle on him. mozambique health workers began a back summation campaign. and sports sponsor step in to compensate the usa women's football team for earning less than their male peers at world cup. the german chancellor angela merkel says the e.u. will work until the very last hour to avoid a no deal brock's it u.k. is due to leave the bloc in just eight days unless you leaders approve another extension and has more. i hope i can complete my speech before the rain stuff i'm going to suspend the sittings thursday and breaks it landed it was a wet one at least in the commons where a water leak ended proceedings early so the sitting is no suspended and no fault to
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grab leaves. off of the house passed legislation forcing the prime minister to avoid a no deal brix it by seeking a delay yet the opposition is trying to rush the bill through the lords parliament's upper chamber not much by way of leaks though from closed door talks between to resume a's government and labor's shadow cabinet we've had further discussions with the government and discussed for now going to continue thank you very much on the question of whether to insist on any brics a deal being put to a referendum is dividing labor on wednesday emily thornberry the shadow foreign secretary wrote to colleagues insisting a failure to do so would breach party policy now twenty five labor m.p.'s almost all from leave voting areas have won jeremy corbyn not to seek a new referendum in a letter they called the talks an opportunity for a deal including a customs union and protecting workers' rights saying at the general election we were clear about respecting the twenty sixteen vote and about securing those labor goals therefore we feel it compromises necessary to achieve this deal and avoid
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fighting the european elections we should go the extra step to secure this with the government also split on the way forward it fell to the chancellor to make clear to resume a would need to make concessions some kind of customs arrangement is clearly going to be a part of the future structure but look when you when you enter into a negotiation like this to find a compromise way forward both parties have to give something up there's going to be pain on both sides minimising islands pain was part of angular merkel's trip to dublin before the german chancellor's meeting with her counterpart leo veronica the pair heard directly from people from northern ireland and the border area no deal scenario could impact them we have to put their selves all that comes. with that in my. and we discussed timing at european and domestic level for no deal thank you to how we can work together to meet our twin objectives of protecting the good friday agreement on which peace in our it is based and also protecting the integrity of
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the european single market in the course of the union. this is too late to help us and we want to do everything we can until the last hour to prevent a disorderly breaks it will put every if it into that but we have to do this together with the person so plenty of worries about no deal despite parliament's latest moves and today you summit next week where leaders will want to know what britain intends to do more uncertainty is the only certainty but the barber al-jazeera are at almost nine hundred thousand people in mozambique are and are being treated for cholera. so let's go to that story now for me the miller has more on the aftermath of that cycle and die in mozambique. sara cuboid concerts up she's been suffering from stomach cramps all day and
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a visit to the nurse has brought nobody this is a second week at this temporary shelter in yemen in wasn't bieksa fall or province alongside another woman complains about a severe headache. there are many here who have lost everything to floods and devastation after cyclonic die hit last month and now an outbreak of cholera is threatening thousands of lives it so far infected more than two thousand people across beira dando and now here in your my turned. six month old just days had stomach pains and diarrhea for days some of the symptoms of the water borne disease his mother gives him medicine from the makeshift clinic but says it's done little to help. people with right after eating here sores in its mouth and his body feels weak we're very worried. there are too many mothers to count here telling the same story there's no clean water for the two thousand four hundred
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people living here but health workers hope that nine hundred thousand doses of vaccine that arrived here recently will contain the spread of cholera that's passed through contaminated water and food so far more than thirty two thousand people at camps across flood hit areas have been vaccinated and while aid agencies are warning people of the dangers of cholera and distributing vaccines many are still using rivers for thing and cleaning some don't have any option but to drink water like this possibly contaminated with the disease. water and sanitation facilities were badly damaged if not completely destroyed by the cyclon unicef is working to assess and treat as much of the water as possible to make a drink or pull the closest water source to the camp is a well left uncovered and contaminated they say most likely by cholera and eco line we have to walk on priorities at the moment because the scale of the disaster will
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be. priority number one is to make sure we've got what i see any pressure on what be quite fond of in the right right this one and discipline one is a fight against. then we will add communities to. the disaster it will take months to get these people back on their feet but now just as they did following the cycle of the total lives apart they're surviving a day at a time for me to al-jazeera nema tandem mozambique. saudi arabia said to be in talks with firms from five countries to build two nuclear power reactors according to the reuters news agency it's planning to launch a bidding process process that as for the projects in two thousand and twenty former nuclear inspector said the kingdom's first reactor could be operational within a year he identified this site and riyadh using satellite images crown prince mohammed bin salman has indicated that saudi arabia is interested in nuclear technology to
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counter what he calls the threat from iran. a former inspector and associate fellow at the stockholm international peace research institute he says the development of saudi arabia's nuclear program goes against its international commitments. sunnie arabia has been very slow to embrace the rules and standards that the i.a.e.a. demands they signed a nonproliferation treaty to not get nuclear weapons about thirty years ago they promised not to do that and they still don't have a real agreement in place for inspections and how to handle safeguards they've managed to do that because they've simply said we don't have any nuclear facilities or material so you don't need to come the fact that the crown prince has said that he would be willing to make nuclear weapons despite the fact he signed the nonproliferation treaty makes you very uncomfortable finding the reactor was just an interest of mine to to fill in some holes in my knowledge but now you see that the previous history of michael flynn trying to sell lots of reactors to saudi
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arabia and then the department of energy stonewalling on what it is they've allowed to be sent to saudi arabia makes you think that this this event is not over yet oh i think in this case there are major powers that have been struggling with each other in the middle east i tend to believe that the agreement that we have made with iran to not produce nuclear weapons is a good agreement and it's working when saudi arabia comes along and says if i think iran is doing it i'm going to make nuclear weapons too on what basis will their intelligence be when we have really good evidence from the i.a.e.a. to iran has is sitting this well now that the moment the secretary of state has called on nato allies to adapt to be a lie an alliance that it can confront marching threats from russia and china at pompei aspect to foreign ministers gathered in washington to mark the alliance the seventieth anniversary altus our state department correspondent robin jordan has one. the twenty nine foreign ministers of nato spent thursday discussing the latest
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challenges to the security alliance chief among them the government of russian president vladimir putin from support for bashar assad in syria and nicolas maduro in venezuela to what the u.s. says is russia's repeated violations of the intermediate range nuclear forces treaty better known as the i.n.f. treaty the fear is that the u.s. decision to pull out of the i.n.f. will launch a new nuclear arms race nato secretary general again stoltenberg called the situation grave but avoidable russia going on this treaty is a pop on of destabilizing behavior the trumpet ministration and before it the obama administration had been critical of nato members failure to spend two percent of their annual g.d.p. on defense but with european spending now going up u.s. secretary of state mike pompei ago told reporters on thursday it's time to address
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other security priorities facing the alliance but we've also talked about new challenges that face us right so telecommunications systems. infrastructure cyber hybrid warfare things that aren't resolved by more troops sitting on the ground someplace but which present rest to the baltics to all of europe to all the nato partners including the united states and canada as well so we're trying to make sure that our resources our focus are meeting the challenges of today one problem within the alliance itself turkey and its plans to buy the s four hundred anti aircraft missile defense system from russia the u.s. opposes the deal and says all korea could be jeopardizing its nato membership already the pentagon has suspended transfer of f. thirty five fighter jet parts and manuals because of the s four hundred matter. of the situation we fully realize that this is now
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a challenge and it is an issue that has been discussed on is addressed by united states and turkey i hope that it's possible to find a solution to this issue because we see now that this is. an issue where there's disagreement between two allies turkey and united states they all marking the seventy years of mutual defense the nato foreign ministers agree the organization is still relevant but this time it's a new generation of global threats that nato must confront walsall in jordan al-jazeera the state department. still ahead on al-jazeera. i'm nicholas hockett in northern mali in galloway joins us next on a joint operation with. so in mali and police in one of the most dangerous places north of go. and it's for the football coach who had to be quick on his feet to
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avoid being tackled by his own player i'll have that and a bit. we've got some dry weather now moving across eastern seaboard of the u.s. for the time being the next disturbed weather will come in across the great plains already making a good show of it right now actually in parts of texas pushing down its rays yanna seeing some rather cloudy skies and somewhat weather which will drive its way further east was through friday big downpours anywhere from the deep south around the mid atlantic states pushing up into the northeast snow on the more than flank of that pushing up into the eastern side of canada dry weather comes in behind for a time limit our next weather system northern parts of california seeing heavy rain to cause some flooding oregon washington state pushing up into parts columbia all
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saying some very heavy rain through friday it turns to snow as it pushes over the the rockies the mountain states seeing some rather wintry weather by the time we do come to sas day really heavy rain coming back in across texas that could well cause some flooding eastern seaboard not too bad if they stay twenty celsius in d.c. so that's a bit more like it plenty of sunshine from out of sunshine into the caribbean but we have got some spells of heavy rain particularly toward southern cuba into jamaica wet weekend in jamaica temperatures at around thirty degrees celsius to gradually make that way for the west. a notorious symbol of the u.s. war on terror once said the closure of guantanamo bay and its detainees go in no way we have identified as a priority is the construction of an email i value detention center i'm afraid that we're setting the conditions to return back to proxies or work out in state
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sponsored torture as we did have done in the past rendition revisited to on al-jazeera. the brazilian economy is booming but deep divisions still exist between the haves and the have nots in a country where smartphones have become a part of everyday life technology help bridge the gap. the series that challenges developers to design apps for a better world travels to rio de janeiro and meets the young people tasked with making a different life set for vela father on al-jazeera. watching
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officer of let's recap the top stories right now libya's capital is under a state of emergency as forces loyal to an eastern warlord advance on tripoli overnight on wednesday they took control of the town of iran which is on the main highway just south of the capital in security council will hold an emergency meeting on friday to discuss the situation in libya the country's interior minister has told al-jazeera the un backed government has lost faith in the international community's ability ability that is a crisis at its representatives has approved a resolution and u.s. support for the saudi u.a.e. love war in yemen the bill will now go to president trump but he's already said he will veto it. at our top story now the latest developments in libya al-jazeera has spoken to the interior minister. he says khalifa haftar hours trying to invade tripoli at a time of unprecedented peace and call. yeah i mean why use weakens and
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force to terrorize the people of libya to kill them and to force them to accept one thing only which is to be ruled by a military dictator what makes mr have to be a candidate then the other libyans if he's calling for a state with a strong army and police we are also calling for a state with a strong police and for the rule of law we will not be subdued by any use of force by any saw i do any person and if anyone is willing to use force that gives us we are ready to secure for us but we will not give up on democracy which is what we have always wanted from the beginning. for more on the developments in libya let's speak to jeff stacy he's a former senior official with u.s. state department he joins us live from washington d.c. appreciate your time very much so yes there is an emergency meeting tomorrow there will be all sorts of meetings. when they have these meetings matter of this confrontation is inevitable. by now yes it seems rather
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inevitable we have orders from general hoft are to basically take the capital of tripoli and this is very disappointing indeed the international community could have acted before this we have had years of opportunities and you have the irony well really this is something that they're up to the u.n. secretary general is there in tripoli right when this is happening that is extraordinary that dramatic and we have a west meeting in nato in the e.u. that is promised to do civilian operations in libya for years has not stood them up they could have been supporting the u.n. hoft ours decided to move before the u.n. could get a conference going to bring different sides together around the peace table we're era dot are our first analysts to make to say those claims that this could have been prevented that there has been this vacuum that the international community simply did not do what it should have why. well
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it seems that at least with regard to the trumpet administration he has his interests elsewhere he's taken his eye off of this secretary of state pump a has done the same and you have a country like france that should be doing the right thing on the right side of history has actually been supportive to a degree of hof tar which is extraordinary so the french bear some responsibility in this and then you have the u.a.e. and others egypt and russia in particular that have supported our have supported the day this day was coming and what nato and the e.u. should have done in the u.s. and france in particular along with the u.k. some others they should have had some civilian boots on the ground a big diplomatic push conferences and not just the one france had a little while ago but right in the country and they should have pushed and gotten to join a government in civilian clothes not with his military had on so we have all arrived
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at this point at this confrontation that seems pretty much imminent so what now what does this mean for libya and for the the region as a whole. well we hope first of all there will be no violence no excessive violence we hope that perhaps secretary general good seers will demand a meeting with him and they can sit down with mr surat and some others and broker out some kind of agreement for there to be some kind of power sure we don't know what he wants were afraid that he wants to run the whole government it will do so at the point of a gun so diplomacy is urgent but we don't have a law and a force to back up the international community the u.n. secretary general is not about to call the security council into sending a u.n. force nato is not about to return so we see a situation here where it may be a bit of a fait accompli and will have to be dealing with
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a new self declared president hoft or within days or even weeks ok jeff says he thank you so much for your and side on this we appreciate it to turn our story on yemen now congress has voted to end u.s. involvement in the war a war there at stake to haasan in washington d.c. he is co-director of chest foreign policy an advocacy group that has lobbied congress to end the war and yemen thank you so much for your time so. what does this actually mean practically now that that congress is has actually voted both houses have voted to end their involvement well this is a historic win it's the first time caller. passed in both chambers the war powers resolution since the original passage of the one nine hundred seventy three war powers act and now it's going to be sitting on the president's desk and he has basically threatened to veto so it goes with then if he does that goes back to
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congress and they would have to override that with a two thirds majority so that's essentially where we're at do you think that that will happen. i think it's unlikely at this point i'm not going to say it's impossible but it's unlikely so you know that would be trump second you know successful veto in this in his administration be a disaster for him politically and it would also not you know guarantee that this is going to continue because congress still has a mechanism through the national defense authorization act where they can go through appropriations and defund all the activities that we're doing with the saudi coalition in yemen anyway and there are actually have been some rumblings in the advocacies fear of trying to pressure congress actually introduce articles of impeachment on trial because you know this act of war is illegal and
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on authorized by congress so any unconstitutional act potentially but it's. obviously congress can considering any number of things that happen in any number of investigations they have not approached impeachment so that probably seems like a stretch for this particular situation but having said that do you anticipate some of those things happening that if it is vetoed that congress will try to find other ways to pull back in and why do you think that this vote finally passed at this time while i do think that there is going to be a real fight i mean national fence authorization act through appropriations we're still supplying saw the coalition with just circle assistance targeting midair refueling so we can defund and you know so we have to kind of keep soldier in on as far as why this particular moment we've just been hammering this for years at this point and this is a culmination of so much grassroots effort and so much effort in congress so it's
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a real triumph so what does it actually mean for the people of yemen. yeah so that's a good question because the war does rage on but what is happening right now or peace talks being led by the un and un special envoy to yemen martin griffiths so the first passage of the war powers resolution in december actually they were able to secure a ceasefire in the port city of her data later on in january they were able to secure another cease fire basically the withdrawal of troops from her data after that house vote so we're seeing this giving great leverage to the peace talks so we're hoping that continues in that progress continues to yield results but you're right the suffering in yemen is still it's still the worst manmade humanitarian crisis on the planet we still have fourteen million people on the brink of famine so this is by no means over but a positive step for the u.s.
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callers. joining us from washington d.c. thank you very much syrian government forces have shelled rebel held areas in the south province killing at least fifteen people one missile hit a market in the town of kfar noble killing and wounding civilians and the last remaining rebel held territory in syria and as a designated a deescalation zone under an agreement negotiated between russia and turkey as president onil trump has backed down from his threat to close the u.s. border with mexico immediately trump says he'll give mexico one year to stop the flow of drugs and migrants he is warning that failure to do so will result and border closures and tariffs on mexican products members of trump's own republican party say a total border closure would have devastating economic consequences for both countries french president launched a series of debates in january in response to demands from yellow vests protesters
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who want a greater say in government and the past eighty days krohn has taken part in fourteen public debates or has more. since november it's a weekly ritual yellow fest protest in france that at times turned violent the demonstrations began over plans for a fuel tax that spiraled into a movement against social inequality and the political elite up to three hundred thousand people took part in the first marches now it's just a few thousand but opinion polls suggest most french people support them so it's enough to keep up pressure on the government should quote i can't think of another social movement in recent times that has been so vilified by those in power and why only because people have there to us to make more money president emmanuel mccall has tried to end the crisis by boosting public spending and in january he launched a national citizens' debate to give people more say in politics. insurance it was at the launch that we first met retiree robert f.
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who complained that the government failed to help people in poor rural areas when we meet him again more than two months on he's not changed his mind at his home in normandy he says people like him have lost faith in politics. politicians don't represent our concerns we vote for m.p.'s who make laws but never ask your opinion once elected politicians only care about their careers in the past two decades this village has lost many of its services many of the shops in this village have closed down jobs and scarce there's no public transport so you have to take a car if you want to go anywhere and feel is expensive and that's very typical of many villages and small towns like this across from us which is why support for the movement is so strong in rural areas. mike ross promised some new policies at the end of the national debate he hopes will appeal to yellow vests supporters and end the unrest but some analysts say it won't be easy that's the big danger is that you
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you have a minority movement that has the support of a small majority so how would your. so i will that's the biggest challenge because not everybody among the universe want the same thing some people talk about spending power the increase in income or list axes and so on and others talk about . democracy mike ross says that the weekly protests have damage the economy and france's image but grow person is fellow yellow vests say they won't give up their battle until the government improves the lives of people in the countryside like them who feel abandoned natasha butler al jazeera on france a man accused of attacking two mosques in new zealand has been ordered to undergo a psychiatric assessment to see if he's fit to stand trial australia and britain terence made his second court appearance in christchurch on friday he's been charged with fifty counts of murder and thirty nine charges of attempted murder.


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