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the negotiation table but at the same time in terms of resolving the conflict or preventing a war i think it takes more than just cut out mediation because this way the issue remains though it is important in terms of negotiation and helping it short than terms of solving the crisis or preventing a war because takes much more than bit too big the part of the human being because too many thanks indeed for being with us thank you terry. iranians have turned out in force across the country's about jerusalem day that instructions are being held across the region and a show of support for the palestinian cause iran has marked the day since the start of its 979 islamic revolution it comes just weeks before the white house presents the economic part of its long awaited peace plan in bahrain. hayom it was there was seen in the message of jerusalem day is that palestine will live forever and jerusalem belongs to all muslims and over the past 2 years none of the plots of the enemies of islam against jerusalem has been successfully 1st they tried making
jerusalem the capital of the aggressors we saw that other than one or 2 small countries no one else accepted that then they tried to give the golan heights to israel no country and all the international community accepted that now they're up to the deal of the century i believe it will be the bankruptcy of the century it will definitely go no way we're going to weather update next he announces sirup then decades on how the victims of a mass killing during the bosnian war of 5 believe being identified plus. this is pride and one of the toughest years that i've experienced in my 40 plus years of farming american farmers hurt by donald trump's chinese tariffs on backing down from the support of the press to.
hello again welcome back we're here across south china as well as northern vietnam watched very heavy rain over the next few days and this has been the trend just the last 24 to 48 hours as well so for another vietnam particular here in hanoi it is going to be very heavy rain localized flooding could be an issue temperature a little bit lower because of the very heavy rain and clouds across the region but as. go from saturday to sunday the rain just a little bit more towards the south the temperature does come up to about $31.00 degrees there though across parts of china though it is going to be quite hot across much of the area 32 degrees expected high here in hong kong and you combine that with the humanity the heat index is going to feel more like 35 to even 36 degrees across that area up to the north though it's going to be drier but still quite hot at $31.00 degrees for harm as i take you over here towards india we are watching the monsoon start to make its way to the north and fourchon monsoon is actually delayed right now particular down here to the south of sri lanka where the
monsoon is not too late as here cross parts of men mark where it has onset across the southern half of the country here across the north though we are looking at nagpur at $43.00 degrees in new delhi a searing $44.00 degrees over the next few days and then as we make our way over here towards katmandu and the rest of the paul we are expected to see some very heavy rain in the mountains with attempted there of 24 degrees. the pollution is palpable. kelly shares the symptoms of many modern metropolis but its unique features have been gotten a crisis. people in power investigates the toxic mix feeding the city's invisible killer and asks why more is not being done to relieve its citizens to these deadly aired on al-jazeera.
again this is al jazeera let's remind you of our top stories this hour the u.s. secretary of state by comparison lynn at the start of a 4 nation tour he's urging european partners to isolate iran and to stop using technology from china's far away. iran has rejected accusations made of the arab summit at the rather a sort of summit of arab nations that it's a threat to regional and global security to some it's taking place in bekka at a 3rd is to start later on friday. at a radiance of force across the country to mark jerusalem day demonstrations are being held right across the region and
a show of support for the palestinian cause iran has brought the day since the start of its 979 islamic revolution. protestors in sudan's capital khartoum are defying warnings from the military to stop their city and outside the defense ministry this was the scene as people took part in friday prayers in front of military headquarters on thursday acedia abhi official said that a city in the city has become a hub for criminals and was creating a danger for the state. al-jazeera has denounced sudan's closure of its bureau in khartoum saying the network sees this is an attack on media freedom professional journalism and the basic tenets of the right for people to know and understand the reality of what's happening in sudan and their poor deplores the decision and assures its audiences in sudan and globally that it will continue its coverage of sudan despite this political interference by the sudanese authorities barbara frailty is the executive director of the international press institute she says
they've registered several attacks on journalists in sudan. we find it very disturbing that the transition to military. council which has been charged with ensuring a peaceful transition to democracy democracy is it still failing to respect the fundamental principles of press freedom which we believe are absolutely core to any successful democratic transition this is exactly our main concern not yeah he has been monitoring developments in sudan over the past months with great concern we have registered numerous attacks on john i list from tensions to physical attacks to administer b. of measures when the mission of or for our desire is joint is for example to operate that way or mr on a couple of months ago. we were hopeful that the transition of military council
would have acted differently and would ensure journalists' ability to work in sudan without fear of retaliation. we all believe and it is proven that the free exchange of news and information is core to any society where conflict exists it is vital that the different groups in society are able to express their views their opinions in order to allow the democratic process and eventually voters to cast their vote the afghan taliban says that it was responsible for a car bomb in kabul that killed 4 people 7 others were wounded including 4 u.s. service members the bomb targeted a military convoy in the city's west of color it was a district. hungary's prime minister viktor orban says that he wants a thorough investigation into a boat accident on the danube on wednesday at least 20 people are missing feared drowned at least 7 others are confirmed dead rescuers are still searching the river
for survivors police have detained the captain of the largest vessel that hit the site seeing those it was carrying $35.00 people what it was struck and sank within seconds there's a new effort of the way to identify more than 100 victims of the 1992 bass killing in the bosnian war more than 200 civilians were shot dead dumped in a ravine by a bosnian serb police unit it's taken nearly 3 decades to uncover many of the remains and return them to their families for proper burial reports. in the garden of his home in term napoleon 78 year old madame passes his retirement in silence his 2 sons emin and emir were in their early twenties when they were both killed at kota chani cliffs after 27 years we've now been told their remains have finally been found. and origin a chill bone was found 10 or 12 years ago but they didn't know which of them it
belonged to now the full remains were found in that musgrave i mean they were exempt from ascites none of the stone mass graves the corpses were hidden under a thick layer of rocks in august 1902 a group of more than $200.00 bosniak men were transported to the edge of the ravine made to kneel and then shot dead by police the corpses are only now being recovered . the head ins father father dan was one of the victims who have now been identified he will be buried in july. the most part it's all about who was found and who wasn't how the people responsible for the crimes being prosecuted why some didn't get more prison time those sorts of things haunt us take a fix faces having to say goodbye to his brother all over again he already buried some of his bones found a car a china cliffs now a significant portion of the rest of the skeleton has been identified yet. it is
not easy but this time around stronger still i thought i was done with this 5 years ago i guess this time i'll get actual closure. on 6 umed the bones offer and sickly examined at the center 112 sets of remains are currently awaiting final identification here the final number of newly identified victims will reach 18180 people whose relatives have spent nearly 3 decades wondering. what their thought we have here remains of slain sons and their parents siblings neighbors all kept it together this is in the way a unique situation you could say that this was a family mass grave. each victim has a story who is a senator was a teacher. teaches senator was killed by one of his former students and there was another one of his old students who found his remains one committed the crime and the other one did a good deed. in 2004 the leader of the police unit which carried out the massacre
was convicted of crimes against humanity and sentenced to 17 years in prison but it's only now that these victims can be properly buried that their families can have closure paul brennan al-jazeera. tens of thousands of students and teachers in brazil have rallied against plans to cut spending on education demonstrations took place in more than 80 cities the government has tightened the budget for university hospitals research grants at high schools it's the 2nd round of protests by students against brazil's new government wiki leaks founder julian assange has suffered psychological torture that's according to a united nations special rapporteur who also says that a soldier's health was critical and that he shouldn't be extradited to the united states to face charges of espionage. shows all the symptoms of a person who has been exposed to psychological torture for a prolonged period of time speaking about this severe stress and constant stress
chronic. severe psychological trauma. seriously gravely concerned that if the. united states he would be exposed to the politicized show trial in grave violations of his human rights $69.00 containers full of rubbish loaded onto a cargo ship in the philippines heading to canada the philippine government says that the garbage was shipped illegally and 201314 mislabeled as plastic spent for recycling. reports. it's taken more than 6 years a diplomatic fallout between asians and a threat of war finally more than 60 containers of toxic waste are now heading from here in the philippines back to where they came from canada more than 100 containers or about 2500 tons of waste were shipped here from canada in
201314 the bureau of customs exposed it then and said the containers had been mislabeled as recyclable rubbish. for years the philippine government has appealed for canada to take the trash back but canada said its own laws prevent that then the philippine government said to me 15 deadline for the waste to be sent back but nothing happened in response to the terror to recall the philippine ambassador and other diplomatic officials from. greenpeace says impoverished communities like this one in downtown manila are the ones who. suffer the most from the disposal of hazardous waste waste wherever it goes waster it is unacceptable because it impinges on the human rights of people
who are at the receiving end of the waste so it violates their right to a healthy life the right to health right the livelihoods right to a proper living activists say the philippines is just one of the many countries in southeast asia that have become dumping rounds of talks like waste from developed countries this is why there is a growing pressure on the philippine government to impose a total ban on the importation of waste the malaysian government also says it will send back some $3000.00 metric tons of non-recyclable plastic waste to countries like canada australia and the us it is grossly unfair for research and police to send their wishes to pull countries simply because the poor countries have no choice may be. the day. activists see what's happening with canada's we steer is an example of what can be achieved in cleaning
up the global recycling industry jim ellenbogen al-jazeera manila the battle between the us and china of the tariffs is taking a toll on america's midwest many farmers a struggling as the trade dispute escalates for the hall president donald trump still draws support from the region i was there as john had reports from colfax illinois. as the u.s. administration plans ahead in its trade war with china american farmers say they're getting crushed between the world's 2 largest economy we grew a record soybean crop record corn crop and then you take the fact that our largest buyer just disappeared you know we created a huge ending stockpile that is it's going to take years to eat through it not to mention we tripled what. normally kerry china's retaliatory tariffs on corn soybeans and pork have hit their mark american farmers deep in trump country across
the midwest are suffering this is private and one of the toughest years that i've experienced in my 40 plus years of farming are bankers i'm starting to get nervous next year is going to be. a tough time and some farmers are not going to get our operating loans they're not going to pay off their own operating loans from this year and they're not going to be able to get credit to put a crop out next year for the 2nd straight year president trump signed a bailout for american farmers this time $16000000000.00 worth but that won't bring back lost markets buyers who've moved on to other sellers their silos are full of surplus crops that oversupply his tank prices for corn and soybeans farm income levels are half what they were 5 years ago across the midwest corn and soybean farmers are filing for bankruptcy in numbers not seen for more than a decade and losing their patients i'd like to see that light at the end of the tunnel and know when things are going to turn around and get better so you your
patience is wearing a little things used a little yeah this year farmers are dealing with high tariffs low prices and now historic grains that have left their fields flooded but while china's tariffs are striking their intended targets they have not achieved their goal of turning the farmers who are among president trump strongest supporters against the president is it fair to say that farmers still by and large support president trump i think that's fair we believe that the president is doing the right thing to live on a farm as an old agrarian saying has it used to be schooled in patience for now those laboring behind america's plows seem willing to wait a little longer john hendren al-jazeera colfax illinois. and finally as they say all the best news programs in the 94 year history of the annual u.s. national spelling bee never before had there been a twain tie until now. and i am
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technology from china huawei we've been pretty clear about trade with iran there are items that are sanctioned in their items that are not those items that are subject to sanctions we will do our best to enforce the american sanctions regime that is put it been put in place but for those that are for humanitarian goods things that are permitted to move whether they move through in stacks or through another mechanism those are lawful in appropriate didn't are permitted to continue under under the sanctions or the sanctions laws that we've put in place iran has rejected accusations made to the summit about our nations that it's a threat to regional and global security to some it's a taken place in mecca at the 3rd is due to begin on friday. iranian's of force across the country is about jerusalem day demonstrations being held across the region and a show of support for the palestinian cause iran has marked the day since the start of its $979.00 islamic revolution protestors in sudan's capital khartoum are
defying warnings from ability to stop the city in outside the biggest tree of defense this was the scene as people took passive friday prayers in front of the military headquarters on thursday as syria obvious fishel said the city had become a hub for criminals and was creating a danger for the state mexico's president wants talks with washington after donald trump said that he opposed tariffs on goods from mexico unless it stops illegal immigration the u.s. president posted this video on twitter which appears to show around a 1000 by groups trying to cross the border trump says the 5 percent tariff will be enforced from june 10th and will be increased every month until something is done or mexico's president address but while lopez obrador responded in a letter to trump warning against the use of coercive measures he said the slogan america 1st is a fallacy because until the end of time across national borders universal justice
infertility will prevail and there's the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after tuesday's the stream next. so. welcome to the stream in today's africa news special we look at botswana's decision to once again allow the hunting of elephants then would discuss what the detention of 2 prominent locust says about freedom of expression it will attain your authentic age and i'm really good and your thoughts on those stories via twitter and you tube but 1st a symbolic way where millions of people are living with the daily disruption of power cuts the country's state run utility recently imposed hours long blackouts after a drought left a hydroelectric plant short of water when nearby dam the cuts have had
a major impact on zimbabweans already struggling to meet the rising cost of petrol and diesel. i mean what is important is your case i don't get it i don't know i keep a fuel jerry can here because anytime the power goes i have to close the shop and go to the patch will station to buy diesel for the generator so that i can keep the business running diesel is also expensive and not readily available which is another challenge i only powered up the generator at night so that the fridge is a cold enough to stall that's the situation in this country almost thinks what is driving us to discuss the. way and marshal gore is chairman of the u.k. branch of zimbabwe's ruling party is that he joins us from london welcome both so let's get started with our community because they have a lot to say about this i want to start with this tweet this is from someone who says putting it very clearly here and magine living in
a situation where half to 3 fourths of your salary goes towards transportation that is our reality now and so for a little deeper taste on that reality we got a video comment from a student he's a master student and he talks about what life is like for him now have a listen. to these are competing for the. talent to teach which is a fusion obviously. this is. the course of transport business. this is easy to transport is most probably. forcing people to. the government is so to me. let's go straight to the chairman without walking 20 to 30 kilometers no
electricity marshall what would you say to these 2 gentlemen who shared their experiences. well 1st of all want to say the park. regrettable and unfortunate to circumstances beyond everyone's control we've recently had a drought and on top of that again we have. but i think the president and the government is taking this very seriously this is led to some changes within the seat of the energy minister we have now a new energy minister going to fortune just it was now looking at all of these matters in detail to see how best government can tackle the situation in make and make normally to retain without any further delays it's unfortunate that we are going through this situation we have gone but what i want the message i carry to the cities it is that we are going through massive reform of our economy and in the middle of this we have done fortunate drought in the cycle so i just want to say to
the citizens we need to also be patient and bear with our government as they try frantically to resolve these challenges they are unfortunate regrettable but they will be resolved. tendai tell us about the reality down on the ground nationally as in the u.k. right now officer he's very involved in piaffe winning. government in zimbabwe but in terms of what people are experiencing we're seeing one traumatic picture of video something with no power but it's not. yes it is a situation that we're seeing across the country even in been central parts of the city you know you would find that there are blackouts even during the day you know for a couple of hours it affects the restaurants that have faith offices where people do work faith health centers as well you know i think the situation in the country is quite critical and you know the problem is that you know the government is
trying to reform the economic situation it's something that people are asking a lot of questions about it because they're not being the turnaround that they were promised when the country how the elections last year in july. so there is a sentiment here from prosper and twitter who says that the citizens are justified for their frustrations at this economic malaise but the government is also right in implementing economic policies with short term pain but long term gain what is right it's not always popular and what is popular is not always right so marshall what is the long term gain here. i think the long term gain is that the economy is on the mend we've just had what i would call it with transition subluxation program being implemented. huge changes within our economy you know and we have already started to see some games with fiscal consolidation that is up and we've already started to see the government deficit being reduced with website to see government operating with more economic responsibility there's more accountability in terms of
fiscal accountability we now have new law. which is obviously helped in some way to stop the lies domestic trade but by and large we need more production we need more foreign currency while he ate all these short it is that we have it's not it's not it's not an event but it's it's what is required and we have to work towards that everyone has to work towards that we need productivity we need a new and stopwatch in how we look at things we need to be more responsible with the few resources that we have we have to focus more on infrastructure development projects so that we can raise the dead the economy so yes it's a period of pain but i envisage this being a short term the longer term is bright. as a period of paying for it as described the last year how did that sort of how do you see that of the chronicle taking over porting we obviously have power cuts
right now but what else 1st the pain like how could you describe that. what we've seen is. there also shortages of certain basic commodity is the price of bread has fluctuated all the past few months even though the government has promised that it would try and keep the prices of certain goods down but you know we actually haven't seen that on the ground if you will shortages that we can experience saying it's been an ongoing. things since last year despite the fact that the price of fuel has gone up the need to still be and they are still shortages and also the country still facing the same problems with the. physical flow of cash you know just simply being able to find cash in the banks people are still lining up pensioners still laying on the 13th and 14th will be every month you know you see long queues outside the banks of people waiting to get
their money so this is the persistent situation and you know the question is when does the pain end and community here on you tube gives us a little perspective on that question of where is the pain and he writes in live this situation has been building up for over 2 decades the president needs to act and act decisively but we know that the results won't be overnight so that's one person who has limited patience another person maybe not so much just on twitter saying as we face where power cuts our rulers are losing their power to lie and intimidate us they can't provide basic things like power water or transportation as we like candles in the dark so is their power like a candle fighting against the strong winds of change tendai do you see this turning into mass anger from the people that you're talking to. unfortunately there is a lot of resentment and there is a lot of anger and frustration so even though people are told by the government to
be patient and to try and hold on and to wait i think the worse that things get and you know the less that people see in their pockets you know people start to get very impatient and the danger of that impatience is that it becomes you know. a dangerous kind of anger you know which could lead to other things but fortunately for now we are not you know people are discontent and you know they are still willing to hold on and you know hope for the best for you know for their families but you know it's a tough situation. marshall final word in these last few seconds how would you respond to that. where the final way to start we have to work together as a country we have to come together and call for solutions to the economic problems that we have we're going through a challenging situation but my view is that this is not going to last it will soon be over the inflation will go down probably by the end of the year the economy will stabilize yes we have come out of i.c.t.
you will just have to brace and continue taking medication but i think very soon maybe soon it will turn out on we turn around the corner we need to be patient as a country we need to work together problems we have been there for the last 90 surely the government has been only in power for less than 8 months so it would have been a haitian would have seen. these things to go on with more in 8 months thank you so much for that i hear your point patience as he thank you to marshall and to tendai for their thoughts on zimbabwe. now we move to plus one where elephant hunting has risen for the 1st time in 5 years after the government decided to end a ban on the practice the government of president to move with the mistakes he says at the go hunting will safeguard rural communities that often face herds of elephants but conservationists say allowing hunting or herd afeard to provide a refuge for the animals but swan is home to at least 130000 african elephants but the species remains vulnerable according to the world wildlife fund for more on this we are joined from nairobi by porter koch who she is c.e.o.
of wildlife direct that's a conservation organization erik for a night is a wildlife veterinarian he joins us from botswana's capital governor good to have you here both i have to show our audience this this is a media invitation have a look here my laptop the date is the 22nd of may 2019 and a surprising announcement later invitation a press conference lifting off the hunting suspension in botswana what's want to got so many compliments around the world for actually implementing a hunting bad eric what happened. well just part of the challenge that we hear the world complement. about this is. what we didn't take in consideration the fact that the screen was on the wall kokomo communities and then it was basically done either way without consultation. and it lived up to communities taking away the only power they had because it was part of the bigger
policy of civilization of wildlife resources to promote the photographic safari industry and incidentally woods one necessary to even call work for elephants which uses the blocking strategy but in the end this is the communities were left out we had influx of ellison's in here is where they usually didn't. and we ended up with a situation that we have created to save enough $160000.00 elephants in areas where they share with farmers where there is no quota graphic tourism income and it is no such a strange ability to and we received we got to this stage we more than 90 percent of people consulted during the social dialogue report to decides on the way that to look the hunting suspension or not we're actually in favor of lifting the hunting suspension but not only that is they were actually in favor of culling. well here is one such person who is in favor of lifting that suspension this is to be who
just tweeted and as someone living in botswana elephants have become a threat to human life this year alone more than 50 people have been killed by elephants there is a crisis of overpopulation and elephants and this is due to good management that my country is well known for and while we can't verify that number that he gives us paulo what do you make of the concerns of residents who say we need this ban to be lifted. personally i think it's heartbreaking that people of the swan i think that this is a good idea i come from a country which also has challenges of elephants and human other than conflict but it's never been something that the communities are turned around and said well let's shoot elephants let's let rich people come to our country and shoot these elephants in order to save them that doesn't really make much sense at all in fact what quanah like kenya has an enormous amount of income from tourism i mean kenya the tourism money is what is used to support those communities so i find it hard to
believe that if the hunting previously only generated a tiny proportion less than one percent of the money back to those communities then i don't see why there's going to be any difference in opening up hunting now and the tourism dollars that are coming into the country why aren't they helping those very same communities of drool elephants are a major attraction of visitors to botswana i don't think counting is going to stop the movement of elephants moving south this is happening for ecological reasons it's not happening because there's no one seems so i think about probably needs to get very creative there are very many other options to deal with elephants especially when they're moving into areas where there are people we use fences there are clever and innovative ways of keeping elephants out to people's farms and i mean we don't have to kill these animals i think that hunting is a very it's a very barbaric practice and we've seen this all over the world people are reacting and but from a conflict can there isn't
a global heartbreak at this decision erica had. well yet the problem is the the funding that we're talking about the growing in the photographic industry didn't reach these communities well the hunting ban was a lot hunting to why not the communities actually 000-000-0000 extension 00 or the us are the previous administration but the point peace that we have an idea we are going to marry we we have a huge area with i mean it is the is no tourism income we all lease co-existing i was because we have a number of organizations that are doing this to any job in trying to promote coexistence between wildlife and elephants and and the problem is when we simply fighting against numbers that is where it come in it's very easy to say they are a number of other issues but we have tried to i mean as we have tried a number of things and i think it's very important to realize that the elephants are not the obvious is the hunting is not supposed to be
a population control but the elephants are the 2 like photographic safari industry sustainability tools to conservation to restore the face of the communities in a system that that they were taken out of it's all over the will we have seen now is that the movement to involve communities is very important and the same time is where you are asked a question that is why not as i can say is that why is it that a 90 percent of more than 90 percent of the people of what's one that decided against it i mean is against the hunting so so i think the important thing is not to sing in place you. but i think that one of the challenges we face is that you have opens which are moving into areas where there are communities there is a certain number of people who are being injured some problems that have been raided by elephant but are unlikely to be the elephants that will be hunted so what we're going to see is rich people coming to the twana and the people who are going to make the money the big dollars are not going to be made by those communities
that's a fact. oh look i'm going to going to be kill our. intelligent thinking caring animals that live in families like human beings nobody would dream of opening up hunting of chimpanzees gorillas whales or dolphins other scented animals that are very much like humans it's just unthinkable but this is something out of the modern day paula and erica hill i want to go home just for a moment because i want to bring in our viewers and others online because this is a hot topic online so this is a tweet from go for and this is circulating on line he pulls out a quote from someone who talks about this issue in another article he says we simply cannot allow another mass extinction on our watch what's what i was a haven any sustained that way and his comment on that is those people refer to as the we are welcome to come and take pictures of an elephant killing their child or relative and still promote elephants over population so that's one side of the
argument and then the other side we got a comment on video this is audrey and she talks about what conservationists think about this. what's wanted to distance infants hunching and has seen shock when struck to conservation world we're losing 35000 to coaching. elections are going to find a sea change beings that have lashed long bonds and the. hunting is not only morally questionable but. in the face of each national issue it's to protect these giants and undermines considerable. illegal trade in our points. so you hear that take right there unfortunate that's all the time we have for now but i know this is a hot topic that we will continue to follow this issue or thanks to eric and paula for being part of this conversation. finally we move to mauritania way to block us have been detained for more than 2 months after writing facebook posts electing corruption among government officials including the country's president under him
and with that they and shake only did though are being held on charges of malicious accusation amnesty international and human rights watch are calling for their immediate and unconditional release them and facebook post cover property scam that defrauded thousands of mauritanians and allege that president mohamed these a stood to benefit from it press freedom watchdog reporters without borders sent this video comment their detention clearly bears a political signature it also sends a very chilling message among the jungles in the community just a few weeks ahead of the presidential election and for a report is weasel borders it also highlights defects that press freedom is significantly decreasing in mar a tiny country is almost 46 places enormous of stress freedom index things 2016 it's one of the biggest faults organisation has reduced to in
recent years joining us from cincinnati to discuss this inside you wayne he is a human rights activist and blogger for about mauritania website citing thank you for joining us i'm just looking at the campaign the release campaign the amnesty international is awaiting right now the 2 bloggers but the headline mauritania bloggers languish in detention 2 months after their arrest for condemning corruption how dangerous is it to do what they did to actually talk about corruption to block did they know that they might be incarcerated after doing that . thank you for having me it is indeed a dangerous. operation that these 2 journalists engage in the government of mauritania as we all know has has no qualms about committing criminality to protect itself to tighten its grip on on the power and these 2 have been in the
opposite opposition in the past they have been this gate of journalism and these these arrests signal that the merton in government is avoided by the upcoming elections which are high stakes just imagine exposing here by the corruption and criminality in the highest spirits of government being exposed right before the elections that could have an impact on what's going on what's coming up soon there's a there we got this tweet from seemed and he says i'm against their detention and i asked the president to release them on the eve holiday that's coming up i think though they should not made public by sharing we don't want our country to be a chaotic country where you can publish whatever you want we want responsible freedom what did they do and why are there people online who say it's fake news quote unquote. this issue goes to the core of one of the fundamental to much democracy that the more than in that moment in
doesn't have which is freedom of expression these 2 individuals were investigating corruption. allegedly from the general busies the president himself and they should not be just arrested. it is in this manner without due process. i see what's wrong and some who still with us. yes yes i'm sorry i had in that yep it's please continue i'm just wondering about who is paying attention to these because the tension. inside more time al people aware of it. saying that this is not a good for him or it's hanger is anyone paying attention yes in mauritania the public opinion is paying attention but as with many other issues there is a difference if there is difficulty in exposing this in the in on the international
scene so in mauritania right now in there it on facebook and all other platforms people are sharing in trying to get the story out but it's it's they're reaching many news outlets. yours is an exception so say do we got a comment from nasir without the pretty prolific online in the west and he's the brother of the man here's what he told the stream. free speech is under threat in mauritania because of my brother is the best proof that states of affairs all of them are to government claims that the country has one look why this space is for expression in the arab world in fact. that is not the case ultimately my brother said you can joe in a blatant case of violation of rights as he worked tirelessly on exposing in the public interest one of the country's biggest financial scandals in history. and.
the reality is that the mauritanian government for all of the ready talk about free speech does not tolerate it because. ultimately free speech has become costly to the regimes image. so in a sentence what do you want the world to know. this case is not isolated they skate fits in patter which is that the mauritanian government and engages in violating freedom of expression freedom of assembly just just recently. a few months ago a group of we doze in all reference from. ethnic cleansing 30 years ago were trying to leave one attendee of for geneva right. to witness this case
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warns european leaders against bypassing it sanctions to conduct trade with iran. u.s. farmers feel the pensions a new round of chinese tariffs on american goods are set to go into effect. sudan's military council calls the protests outside army headquarters a threat to the country and also shuts down al-jazeera bureau in khartoum. on pole race for all your sports where is toronto on the march in the n.b.a. finals the raptors see off the warriors in the opening game a move a step closer to championship history. but the us secretary of state is in berlin trying to ramp up pressure on europeans to support its policy towards iran and its 1st official visit to germany might pompei or chancellor angela merkel discussed the rising tension with tehran germany as party to the 2015 nuclear agreement at the u.s.
or doubt last year european leaders have sent set up a framework for trade with iran to avoid u.s. sanctions looking harmed and. we'll have plenty of issues to discuss today the world is in unrest indeed 1st and foremost is iran how can we make sure that iran doesn't have any nuclear weapons how can we prevent further aggressive actions on the part of iran i mean again joins us live now from berlin so dominic what else did a secular state might have to say. well that the point here let's focus in on the the relationship between germany and washington and and the truth of ministration regarding iran that particular instax program set up to help iran to as it were legally to get around u.s. sanctions imposed after the trumpet ministration decided to withdraw from that 2015 deal it's something that inst in some eyes at least caused the cancellation of the perspire moment at least of compos visit to burn he was supposed to be here several
weeks ago but then cancelled his appointments here well abruptly as i say several weeks ago as if it were to show a degree of dissension from the position that angle americal government had taken it's something that mr pompei referred to at least clearly in his meetings today. we've been pretty clear about trade with iran there are items that are sanctioned in their items that are not those items that are subject to sanctions we will do our best to enforce the american sanctions regime that is put in been put in place but for those that are for humanitarian goods things that are permitted to move whether they move through in stacks or through another mechanism those are lawful inappropriate and are permitted to continue under under the sanctions or the sanctions laws that we've put in place so dominic it's clear that the u.s. is trying to get their allies to be basically on the same page when it comes to
iran now it seems that they are doing the same thing when it comes to their issues with while way as well tell us more about. yes it's very interesting richelle that as it were 2 front policy disagreement between the trump of ministration and key european allies mr compost spoke about huawei when he met his counterpart here in berlin i could muster in the social democrat party the foreign minister here and basically said well look countries that want to embed who are way further into their telecommunications networks and that sort of thing need to reconsider otherwise the united states might need to reconsider the amount of data information intelligence that it shares with those e.u. countries and remember it's not just germany he's he's as it were referring to there the united kingdom government certainly was also very keen to get involved with our way to deepen the ties that huawei has in the united kingdom so clearly
a message from pompei or as i say not just to anglo-american not just to the government here in germany but also to european governments that there are key policy differences here which they want to try to to redress to try to rearrange the to resolve as it were the question of course will be how much effect this this these statements from pompei it will have here in germany but also in other european capitals all right i mean again life president or land dominick thank you . within the next hour chinese tariffs on $60000000000.00 worth of us will take effect the battle between washington and beijing is taking a toll on america's midwest and the farmers are struggling as the trade dispute escalates but for now donald trump still draw support from the region john hendren reports some call facts illinois. has the u.s. administration plans ahead in its trade with china american farmers say they're getting crushed between the world's 2 largest economies we grew
a record soybean crop record corn crop and then you take the fact that our largest buyer just disappeared you know we created a huge ending stockpile that is it's going to take years to eat through it not to mention we tripled what we normally carry china's retaliatory tariffs on corn soybeans imported hit their mark american farmers deep in trim country across the midwest are suffering this is private and one of the toughest years that i've experienced in my 40 plus years of farming are bankers i'm starting to get nervous next year is going to be. a tough time and some farmers are not going to get their operating loans they're not going to pay off their operating loans from this year and they're not going to be able to get credit to put a crop out next year for the 2nd straight year president trump signed a bailout for american farmers this time $16000000000.00 worth but that won't bring
back lost markets buyers who've moved on to other sellers their silos are full of surplus crops that oversupply his tank prices for corn and soybeans farm income levels are half what they were 5 years ago across the midwest corn and soybean farmers are filing for bankruptcy in numbers not seen for more than a decade and losing their patients i'd like to see that light at the end of the tunnel and know when things are going to turn around and get better so you your patience is wearing a little thing to a little yeah this year farmers are dealing with high terror. low prices and now his store grains that have left their fields flooded but while china's chair of search striking their intended targets they have not achieved their goal of turning the farmers who are among president trump strongest supporters against the president is it fair to say that farmers still by and large support president trump i think that's fair we believe the president is doing the right thing to live on a farm as an old agrarian saying has it used to be schooled in patience for now
those laboring behind america's plows seem willing to wait a little longer john hendren al-jazeera colfax illinois. mexico's president wants talks with washington after donald trump said hill impose tariffs on mexican goods unless it stops illegal immigration yes president posted this video which appears to show a 1000 migrants trying to cross the border trump says the 5 percent tariff will be enforced from june 10th and will be increased every month until something is done president has lopez operate or spoke a few hours ago and said the tariffs are not the best way to deal with the immigration issue sit by and. i believe this measure will be further analyzed by the united states government i believe that president trump will understand that this is not the way to solve things i think that there will be a correction if not right away at some point because these measures are neither in the interest of mexicans nor united states citizens. glaive to mexico city or polo
is standing by so while there's been dialogue between the u.s. and mexican presidents we just saw that comment there there's also been comments back and forth in social media that sell things happen in 2019 what's being said. the delegate self has been quite minimal rachele we heard those comments of statements from president lopez over the road in the morning press conference this morning there was also that letter that was sent from president lopez over there to president trump shortly after president trump's remarks or threats rather to impose those tariffs on mexico if mexico is unable to stem the flow of central american migrants making their way into the united states but president trump has like i said before the dialogue been minimal president trump's resorting more to twitter it seems he continuing to make threats and allegations toward mexico saying that mexico has taken 30 percent of the of america's auto industry saying that mexico is
not doing enough it's not doing their part to stem the flow of migrants making their way north into the united states what's interesting here as well is that the united states mexico and canada are on the verge of signing a trilateral trade agreements which seems counterintuitive that these threats this threat for a new trade war with mexico would be happening now but it does appear that the united states at least the trumpet ministration is willing is ready seems to want to see that happen richelle so yes as you said that the president has said that new terrorists that he wants are about the flow of illegal immigration and that mexico isn't doing enough is that true. that's certainly the reasoning that the term administration is saying but it's interesting that the president would be saying this given that if you look on mexico's northern and southern borders on the north us mexico border mexico is accepting central american migrants that are waiting for their asylum applications to be processed in the
united states in the past these are individuals that would be waiting in the united states mexico has agreed to this by request of the united states if you look at the southern border mexican officials mexico immigration officials are enforcing u.s. interests there they're departing from their own commitment to providing assistance to central american migrants and enforcing a sort of harsher policy that's cracking down on the so-called caravans so this is even a departure from the new mexican government's own policies all the while we're avoiding the topic of the roots of migration from central america this is something that president from rarely if ever has actually talked about which is why people are leaving the northern triangle of central american countries like honduras guatemala salvador and to some extent from nicaragua given the political crisis happening there which are extreme poverty high levels of violence and rampant political instability for help. i have in mexico city thank you. when you
were head of the news hour and clearing a decades on how the victims of a mass killing during the bosnian war are finally being identified and a new memorial in new york to honor those who responded during the $911.00 attacks and in support of other higher ranks tumbles out at the french open all will have that coming up. protests in sudan's capital khartoum are defying warnings from the military to stop their sit in outside the military headquarters this is the scene as people took part in friday prayers during the protest on thursday a senior army official said the sit in had become a hub for criminals and was creating a danger for the state and al-jazeera has denounced the sudanese government's decision to close its bureau in khartoum saying this the network's east.