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he stood in solidarity with palestinians to reject the financial proposals saying a political solution must come fast mohammed al aftab has more from santa most of the protesters who turned out today. we have to again it's the. america bring in man. they describe these laws after all for millions of girl or for a little girl out of for the palestinians to sell out their cause. specially after the announcement of the u.s. . because the state department that the gathering the what that was led by the. president tribe was just a family. a family business that wasn't just something related to the state department. he described it as
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a failure and also the support the palestinians called for. a comprehensive. settlement to the palestinians calls. to come here at al-jazeera. 10 years after the coup in honduras we were there and then and we've gone back to examine the challenges facing the country now . the dinosaur species that has just been discovered 19000000 years after it and around brazil. hello and welcome back well the heavier showers of the last 24 hours have been here across the northern part of turkey and also over here towards the caspian the
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showers will continue as we go towards saturday as well some of those could be quite intense with some hail as well as some gusty winds over towards baquba though we do expect to see a few of about 30 degrees maybe dropping down to about $26.00 by the time we get towards sunday and ankara what winds are coming out of the north and that means you could be seeing a break in the he with attempt to there of about $22.00 degrees well here across much of the gulf we are looking at temperatures into the mid forty's for many locations here in doha about $45.00 degrees over towards me it is going to be into the low forty's view as well by the time we get to sunday a little bit of break though we do think the immunity is going to be coming up as well miska attempt a few on sunday of about $38.00 degrees and then very quickly here across much of southern africa really not looking too bad for cape town as we go into the weekend we do expect to see attempt to there of about 15 degrees but by the time we get towards sunday we do expect to see that frontal boundary coming into play we're going to be seeing some gusty winds as well as some heavy rain showers but over here towards medicare scare the rain showers are ending we're going to be seeing
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temperatures in the low twenty's but over here towards durban attempt a few about $25.00 degrees there. we are going to announce the biggest step in the hmong in decades activists in seats of government and we didn't want to be part of this institution and all we really didn't want technologically challenging politics and implementing democracy open source code freedom for everyone to look we are innovators we are activists we are. just you know.
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targets take a look at the top stories here it out there a meeting in vienna trying to save the nuclear deal with iran has ended the iranian deputy foreign minister says there had been some progress but it's not enough terror on wants european leaders to protect it from u.s. sanctions the russian leader vladimir putin and u.s. president donald trump sat down the tolls for more than an hour at the g. 20 putin invited trump to visit russia next year the white house says they talked about arms control iran syria venezuela and ukraine. tens of thousands of reality in the yemeni capital against the so-called deal of the century that's the u.s. led economic plan to end the israeli palestinian conflict palestinian leaders have rejected the proposal which was unveiled this week saying the political solution must come 1st. demonstrators demanding
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a clean sweep at the top and now geria showing their persistence tens of thousands of them. the streets of the capital loud cheers for the 19th successive friday protests started in february helped force the resignation of president bush of leaker demonstrators want the prosecution of people in power linked to his regime. if you have his intelligence chief has been appointed the head of the military after the former chief of staff was killed as part of a failed rebellion dozens of people were killed in the violence which the government blames on the regions for less security chief the head of an arm where a political movement is among hundreds of people who've been arrested. al jazeera has visited the city in libya which was recaptured 2 days ago from the war. and his forces their retreat from guardian is being seen as a setback for half the 3 month campaign to capture the capital tripoli mahmud up to
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one head has been saying how libyans era getting used to life back under the control of the un recognized government. the road from tripoli to open again. the city and surrounding area have been a battlefield for the past 3 months. following the latest fighting with honey for have to his forces soldiers loyal to libyan government regained control of the yan as we drive towards the city the remnants of the battles litter on the roadside. sandbanks built to defend the city now a stumbling block for call drivers. government forces have recaptured have those military camps like many from a riyadh who resisted have to his invasion. led was forced to leave his home city in march he says he left his family behind and took part in several battles until
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he and his comrades finally reclaim their home. his friends and neighbors are celebrating. we coordinated with their fellow fighters inside the city along with the western military region command to set the incursion it took us weeks but the city fell into our hands in about 7 hours. funerals have been held for the soldiers who died defending the city. it's estimated dozens were killed in fighting since the city was seized. the fall of the u.n. is being seen as a setback for have to his forces and their campaign to capture the capital. government forces showed off dozens of u.s. made antitank missiles they said were seized from have to his forces and rianne and they say the weapons were supplied by the united arab emirates. have to command
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headquarters in the un is abandoned from here have to the commanders of the forces into battle in southern tripoli over the past 3 months troops and weapons who were sent from here north to support the war on the capital. libyans living here say french an iraqi military officers were seen in have to hit a quarter of that money or have a kind of fact that it was a nightmare under the rule of half their forces they misused the city's facilities including hospitals which became overcrowded with their casualties. life is slowly returning to normal but the fighting has taken its toll on the people's lives government forces are in full control of a very young city some of have those forces have retreated to the nearby town of. others to the city of daraa who are but this is the way sion anybody and remains tense and people here are worried that after those were planes could target
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government forces within the city. without the head does it all really are. right and then the organization of american states is meeting in colombia in the city of midday and the issue of venezuela is dominating talk and causing a lot of ructions let's go live there now to miti the sea to our correspondent alexander graham p.n.t. and other sunday the 1st the 1st things 1st and they're issuing a dire warning about the number of migrants so refugees leaving venezuela and the crisis it cools for the region. yes martin and they're going to there's an american states present this in just a few hours ago a report that really shows a very dark picture for the future of the crisis if it continues unabated they're saying that by the hand this year unless something happens inside the senate for them there is that political change more people will be fleeing the country and
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that there could be up to $8000000.00 migrant venezuelan migrants and refugees in latin america by the end of 2020 now this number would make it the largest exodus anywhere in the world topping the syrian refugee crisis for example that. that has 6200000 refugees but that happen after 8 years of a war which is different of the situation in venezuela which is an internal political and economic crisis that the oas also is saying that more funds are needed and they made the comparison they are saying that there are $5000.00 u.s. dollars for each syrian refugee compared to just $100.00 for each venezuelans that has fled and so they're asking the international community to do
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more but while everybody here agree. the scale of the crisis in minutes where there are deep divisions how to move forward how to deal with the government of president nicolas maduro these divisions were a simmering inside this regional organizations but it has become apparent have come to the surface during the discussions in the past 2 days given the fact that you can use nation of american states has recognized here at their national their annual assembly representatives of one why don't the leader of the opposition to represent venezuela something that a number of countries are protesting there from mexico to believe and wanting in particular who has decided to leave the assembly altogether in protest for the presence of these representatives of the and meanwhile the u.s. is extending expansions against several figures within the leadership as
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venezuelan president matilda's son is the latest. yes it's also called the collapse of my little like it's father is better known as nicole i see and he wasn't very well known until recently and save innocent until his father appointed him as the head of the court inspectors of the presidency now the u.s. saying that the u.s. the treasury the parts of my answer that he has played a key role in the last couple of years in funneling corrupt money outside venezuela and these sanctions essentially freezes all the assets that he has in the united states and prohibits u.s. citizens to do any business with him and as you were saying he is just the last of a large number now around a 100 people that have been directly sanctioned by the united states as being part . corrupt that the u.s.
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to use as responsible for much of the crisis in. venezuela just yesterday other 2 people that are seen as close to president nicolas maduro were also sanctioned that the u.s. they were responsible for the bad state of the electric system in venezuela and therefore responsible for the widespread blackouts in the country that we've seen in the last number of months alexander dampierre t.v. reporting live for amid a colombia where we're staying now in latin america because the honduran opposition leader mandela's elia says the country is facing its biggest crisis since the coup that depends him 10 years ago this week military police and fire on students who were demanding the government step down but president juan orlando and is is refusing to go man multiple reports. on june 20th
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2009 mil tary coup de tong on to recent shock waves across latin america. in the early morning 100 soldiers stormed the presidential palace and they were and captured president moments. he was put on an airplane and sent to neighboring effectively relieving him of his command as head of state. was there when saliva supporters took to the streets to denounce the coup and security forces were deployed to shut down nationwide protests that lasted for weeks. 10 years later we returned to the hunter in capital to take out what you were sent a taxi driver 20 years says the lives of many hundreds are marked by the time before and after the coup that. before it a coup we lived better you would see as many protests. over the last decade economic conditions in hunter s.
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have declined sharply the ruling political party under the leadership of president one orlando at 9 days has lost the confidence of the majority of the people. for stuff as the government lacks legitimacy on the other hand the country is going through a serious economic crisis and maybe if the economy weren't in crisis people would accept the government but these 2 factors together make for an explosive combination. thousands more have fled the country in migrant caravans found for the united states. the current government however blames the country's troubles on bickering between political parties. has been a hateful focus toward the president calling him a dictator or a bad president without taking into account the advances he's made. in recent weeks anti-government demonstrations have intensified and authorities have grown more repressive against the protesters here in the 100 capital and in much of the country ongoing protests have led to
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a heavy military presence on city streets for many the unrest happening now is only a continuation of a political crisis that began 10 years ago. there was. the focus is a saying this year is on track to be the hottest ever un meteorologists are warning if it continues the world would have seen the warmest 5 year period on record of what france's just recorded its highest ever temperature over 45 point one degrees and in northeastern spain 5 guys is a trying to battle wildfires they fear this blistering heat will make their job even harder challenge reports. these are already among the worst fires in spain's catalonia region for 20 years and the heat wave has only just begun firefighters are warning the burning area could get 5 times as big doing what they can to douse the flames. but for these animals it was too late
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they died trapped inside their bond it's clearly upsetting for the farmer. distance provide safety but it's an anxious wait to find out of houses have gone up in flames. in the afternoon when we came back we saw black smoke here and we wanted to go back home the road was cut off so we couldn't our ranch is right there and there was a lot of smoke so we came here next to fish castle to see where the fire was going and if our ranch was going to burn. away from the flames the heat is more nuisance than danger in madrid a little cooler 39 celsius people try to stay hydrated stay protected just took it easy for some tourists for more nor that he climbs that's what they came for sticky . cream drink lots of water it's perfect it's very harsh it's very hot i'm.
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trying to get some time. for vulnerable people the heat can still be dangerous in france the health ministry has issued a heat wave plan for elderly care homes they don't want a repeat of 2003 as hot weather when 15000 mostly old people died. i put a small wet cloth around my neck and there isn't much more i can do i don't mean around but it's our way we don't move too much we just have to wait for it to be over there is no other solution. but forecasters suggest it won't get cooler till early next week. or jazeera. now the remains of a dime as all that was never known before has been discovered in southern brazil is colder less the sorest other nicest can you believe it lived in the region of paranoia about 19000000 years ago when brazil may have been at.
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time for a 2nd look at the top stories here it is a meeting in vienna which is trying to say the nuclear deal with iran has ended with the iranian deputy foreign minister saying there has been some progress but not enough tehran wants european leaders to protect it from u.s. sanctions. or believe that it was a. positive and constructive meeting. i can say one of the forgotten compared to the previous movies we have. but it is a still not you know. it is still not expectations. or it would certainly report back to rome that developments took place in this meeting the progress has been made in this briefing and the final decision
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obviously would be by trying to take the russian leader vladimir putin and the u.s. president donald trump or sat down for talk some more than an hour of the g. 20 mr putin invited mr trump to visit russia next year the white house says they told arms control iran syria venezuela and ukraine tens of thousands of reality in the yemeni capital against a so-called economic part of the deal of the century the u.s. led plan to end the israeli palestinian conflict palestinian leaders have rejected the proposal which is unveiled this week saying a political solution must come 1st. forecasters are warning that this year is on track to be among the hottest ever they say if it continues the world would have seen the warmest 5 year period on record in france is just recorded its hottest temperature of 45 point one degrees all right you have today those are the latest
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headlines from us here at al-jazeera to stay with us say i'll be back in about half an hour coming up next it's inside story. can the g 20 and trade wars and political infighting japan is hosting the leaders of the world's 20 largest economy but how relevant is their annual summit for the rest of the world this is inside story.
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and welcome to the program winds of eco pollen now leaders of the world's wealthiest economies are in japan to discuss the biggest challenges to flow both free trade the group of 20 summit or g 20 has been held every year for the past 2 decades and the aim is for political and financial leaders to work more closely together for the world's 7 biggest economies the g 7 became the g. 20 fall owing the asian financial crisis in 1909 the european union and 1000 countries some members years ago finance ministers and central bank governors were do table but heads of state joined in following the global financial crisis in 2008 the g 20 represents 2 thirds of the world's population and 85 percent of the world's economic output. this year summit is supposed to unite leaders around issues such as free trade and climate change but trade disputes and political infighting are creating divisions our white house correspondent kimberly how has this report from osaka. smiles and even
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a fist bump between japanese leader shinzo ave india's narendra modi and u.s. president donald trump even though prior to their g 20 meeting trump criticised both. and a g 20 leaders family photo trump was again smiling with saudi arabia's crown prince mohammed bin salman even though u.s. intelligence congress and the united nations say the kingdom was responsible for the murder of journalist. also notable during that photo op chinese president xi seeking out trump in the midst of their ongoing trade war to shake hands that gesture was apparently lost on trump despite she's defense of china's digital policies trump indirectly blame she's government for intellectual property theft and risks to 5 g. security at the same time as we expand digital trade we must also ensure the resilience and security of our 5 g. networks this is essential to our shared safety and prosperi. the process of
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data collection analysis and circulation east but we also need to respect the solvers rights of each nation. their differences foreshadow a potentially tense meeting between the leaders of the world's 2 largest economies on saturday and less hope for resolving the us china trade war but looming over all of this was trump's meeting with russian president vladimir putin their 1st since u.s. special counsel robert muller released his report detailing russian interference the 2016 u.s. election instead of forcefully confronting pugin issued just a light hearted warning. of. a white house readout of trump's meeting with the paris cast arms control venezuela syria and iran but there's no mention action. interference and trump's half hearted word of
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caution to putin well someone expected is once again inviting criticism for trucks failure to forcefully confront russia's leader kimberley health at al-jazeera osaka . well we can now bring in our guests in london we have felicitous weber she's the project lead to ad business and human rights resource center that's a non-governmental organization and on skype from osaka john kirton he is the director of the g. 20 research group that's an independent that work of global scholars providing analysis on the g. 20 and in nairobi. economist and c.e.o. of rich management and investment advisory company in kenya welcome to all of you thank you very much for being on the program i want to start with john curtin yarn a sockeye you've been following the developments of the g. 20 very closely my question to you 1st is war the is the g 20 summit so u.s.
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centric how come there's so much focus on america's dealings bilaterally with different countries has it always been so u.s. centric or is this a trump factor. well certainly when the g. 20 summit 1st started it tyros as a consequence of the american turnout lobel financial crisis the day lehman brothers died in downtown new york city september up 215-2008 george bush's united states hosted the 1st rock obama as the united states hosted the 3rd g. 20 summit so for that reason the united states loomed very large even when it was defining a new institution and new rules of the game after that the focus really didn't broaden as other countries started to
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a sin the presidency including nitemare putin's russia in petersburg in $2131.00 of the more successful simons angle a miracle in amber guy in 2007 in that area successful climate and donald trump's 1st so some of the drama we've seen here and at one of sarah's summit last year we were had a preview but an embryo but nonetheless it produced a very successful lymes summit so even though donna trump is often the center of attention for our many in the world he is capable of adjusting when necessary one of the reasons why i think we're likely to see a somewhat of broad substantial success here at the end of the day tomorrow right alekhine such as staying with the same the u.s. centric summit only because we have to have. all the qana discussion seem to be
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about that or what we're hearing about anyway once outside of soka what does it mean for other countries that are not necessarily represented at the g 20 summit when policies are formed. so the 1st thing obviously is overwhelming the g. 20 summit is this gladiatorial combat between a president trump and z. in pain this is the trade war the tariff war this is the main line item of this entire g. 20 summit and essentially the direction of the global economy is going to be driven by whether these 2 can make some kind of resolution whether they can have a truce remember the last time at the previous g. 20 in buenos aires over truce to know whether coughed sello in stay can shut mel back at the same time the c.f.o. of hew way was being interdicted in canada i think you know the focus of everybody
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is on this on this sort of data tauriel issue between the 2 of them and i think that's why the attention is centered on that unfortunately for someone like africa or i think we've rather where a sideline issue at this g 20 summit run of photos as representing africa but right now he's he's having to handle a brief in country which probably precludes him from doing much else so i think great optics great it's very interesting it's in this post fragmented world where we don't know who our allies and who our enemies largely because of trump but i think that's why this focuses on this to tobe out fest by the way both of whom i think are going to be unable to reconcile themselves i think trump is it train driver but the train tracks have been set he could speed it up or slow it down but unfortunately and then on the other side xeon paying the paramount
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leader the nature of a paramount leader is you know you're up on a pedestal and everyone can point at you and he can't compromise either so whilst everybody's talking about tino a big fat agenda and lots of things being. discussed let's make no mistake this is essentially about the 2 superpowers and about whether they can come to some kind of resolution everything else long jevon see the digitally color me this is just. ahead of the main course i think you're absolutely right our economy can have this discussion without talking about that she bilateral meeting that taking place on saturday and what possibly could come out of it and its implications but before we get into that let me come to felicitous webber. we're talking about the focus on the u.s. and other focus on the trump she meeting that is happening. what does that mean for the other issues for the wider population this g.
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20. the countries represent 2 thirds of the population but does it really represent the issues that 2 thirds of the population are facing. so we feel there are really big issues that are getting left out of the discussion some were already mentioned but a really other big one is workers so the workers produced a food dead we eat that produced a closed that we where completely left out of the discussion so the ilo estimates that there is $24000000.00 slaves in the world today and modern slavery creates $150000000000.00 profits every single year so at no the chain one of the projects that we're working on we did a study where we looked at even just 120 largest global companies and some of the highest sectors so all companies that are headquartered within did g 20 and we founded most of them are really not doing enough to address forced labor risks in their supply chains meaning that there is workers which often migrant workers to where tricked into situations where they have to work for very limited money often
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don't get paid have to passports for a change or on a bill to leave and have to have to pay very high fees to get the job in the 1st place something you or i don't have to do so we really feel that there is a big opportunity for it to g. 20 leaders to put human rights and labor rights on the agenda and to advance legislation on that topic john curtin before i get into basically the nuts and bolts of g. 20 and the issues that are being talked about or even being missed i want to talk about that one of the comments you've made in the past and the whole point of. originally you have to the g 20 was to resist protectionism do you think this t 20 summit will be able to follow that mandate well i certainly am not predicting that they will repeat not traditional trey's the anti protectionist leggett's known we will refrain from the new protectionist measures and then later they added in
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their redress which means reduce or removes the ones we've already taken but i am expecting similar language planning in the same direction affirming the value of open international law trade are recognizing that trade is a source of by economic growth highlighting the importance of a rules based trade and indeed the need to urgently reform the world trade organization which many see as being at the center of the global trade system so i think there's going to be good news on trade and our free trade are relative to most of the predictions are coming into the meeting ali khan such a did do you think that there will be good news so at this meeting do you think that issues will be resolved and we we can see the whole idea of protectionism well maybe not necessarily broken up artists but at least there will be
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a lot more deals and agreements as was once the principle of the g 20. absolutely not i think clearly the trend of the direction of travel for the last 2 years particularly out of the united states of america under donald trump rejects exactly what your previous guest has said what we're looking at is a complete. redirection that that whole idea of a free market a global free market has gone up in a in a puff of smoke what we're looking at now is the fragmentation of the world into regional blocks this is the really direct action of the previous the previous system which essentially was that china was the low cost manufacturer for the world and distributed these goods all over the world will ready seeing very big movements
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movements of of manufacturing into places like vietnam said absolutely not i think this is where the rhetorical and the actual situation on the ground is as wide as a chasm i don't see you know if any of those words come out of this g. $20.00 discount them to 0 they're meaningless look at what's actually happening in the world it's highly bilateral now it's about deals done between each other more than the ability to get everybody together those days are gone where herding cats now and these cats will not be herded and the main cat in the room is the president of the united states whose whole philosophy is against this g. 20 idea that was there for the last 2 decades and has been disrupted begley and john curtin why do you seen at the summit that gives you some the sense of
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optimism or at least some sense of optimism that there can be agreements that will benefit the global economy. well it's the trend and before the summit started out when i last saw it was real free trade deep economic integration new free trade deals breaking out in many places of the world when donald trump came into office for example he said i'm going to withdraw from the trans-pacific partnership his 2 closest partners japan and canada said we're not they went ahead and that's why we've got a comprehensive progressive trans-pacific partnership that's why the non is booming we have seen donald trump who said nafta was the worst free trade agreement in the world a shining one now pushing to get it ratified congress a bigger better and more progress and i deal about a week or so ago he threatened to put tara sign mexico but. within
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a few days we see japan having concluded a bilateral free trade agreement with the european union one of the great i want houses in the world and many other countries doing free trade deals even within africa the african free trade union negotiations the biggest protectionist day in the world over the past several years has not been done in trends united states it's been the united kingdom leaving or seeking to leave the european union the biggest most successful deepest free trade agreement an economic union the world has ever seen so it's a much more complex picture is even though it is to blame done trump and it's twitter feed. good find any contact nor the whole idea of global trade without talking about greg said but i'm going to move it forward a little bit to talk about your average person on the street your average person trying to make a living day to day felicitous weber you know we talk about jobs moving to vietnam
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we talk about you know the shifts we've seen in trade and manufacturing and all of this assists. going to be addressed somewhat at this g. 20 summit but what does that mean for your average worker or and who is benefiting from this is it is the likely the big corporations that are really benefiting from this or is this is there going to be a trickle down effect yeah unfortunately we're not seeing so much of a trickle down effect today as described have to be 20 economies yet it's not really trickling down to the worker in an underground we are seeing rising inequality we're seeing massive wage discrepancy between also the highest paid and the lowest paid workers and we're seeing a lot of issues around 0 contracts our contra low wages poverty wages part time contracts short term contracts making it really really difficult for the average person to sustain their families. ali concept you i mean good going back
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to this whole idea of the global economy suffering you know not just on a personal level people trying to struggling day today but the whole idea of this she tromped meeting and how that u.s. china trade war is affecting almost every country in that that's involved with either of those 2 massive economies what is likely to happen is there how much impetus is there to actually have some kind of a deal or at least some kind of go in the direction where this is going to finally be resolved. i think any deal is not going to be worth the paper it's written on between the 2 of them because essentially i think neither of them have the power to make the deal other than a very sort of friendly little truce which is absolutely meaningless the direction of travel between these 2 countries is increasingly diverging that the issues between them are not going to be resolved by
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a handshake causey and donald patting each other on the back both both countries have a bi party consensus in the course as any one party in china but essentially there's a consensus to stand up so i don't see any compromise right now i think the direction of travel is going to be an intensification of this trade war maybe a short truce for a week and everyone can feel good for a little while but the direction of travel is much more adversarial and i think we need to read the signs for what they are and i think ultimately we're going to watch it's not going to be a george bush moment you're with us or you're against you're with me or you're against me but it's going busy to be quite binary and i think this g 20 great optics north korea would probably be quite pleased with it it looks fantastic but at the end of the day they are really really difficult issues which cannot be
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sorted out over 48 hours you know soccer and some good wine and some good food so i think you know we cannot be naive and and we need to deal with this with respect to africa where serial is representing us in a way the g 20 is far less relevant to us than the african free trade treaty which your previous guest spoke about that's the silver bullet africa's going to take more ownership over its own issues and i think also africa has got to wake up to that. the fact that china now is no longer the santa claus that it was for the last 2 decades z. is not santa and i think he's now beginning to disavow african countries of that notion so i think those are the main takeaways that i'm keeping a close eye on with respect to what your guest in london was saying look the average worker is worse off the middle class has eroded globally what we're looking
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at this populist reaction where which is sport trumped the power which is brought lots of other peoples of power is all about that sense of millions of people feeling worse off feeling that they're losing their purchase on the world and that's the key issue that needs to be addressed an opportunity needs to be created but right now in that room has somebody got a plan for that no they haven't the all looking at it from an very narrow self interest point of view and that's the game that's being played right now and that's why if you look at all the meetings that will bilateral there is no consensus amongst this group of 20 people ok but john curtin is not the whole point of the g 20 to give a platform and a chance for these world leaders to meet on the sidelines of even though it's not necessarily on the agenda isn't this the whole idea of the g 20 or should this be
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our should should there be more of a focus. it's a convenient place to meet not every employer laterals i'm not a course has sidelined meetings always has and it is a good thing but if we look at the collective meetings when they all sit down together the most powerful leaders and the most powerful countries in the world and the most intensely interconnect lines what we've seen the direction of travel like here on the 1st day at the soka summit ends number line at the beginning they've launched the process for a new trade trade deal not on the old economy of agriculture or the 20th century economy of autos and steel but the new 21st century economy of services digital services and a majority of the people in the world now are connected to the internet so it hits the person on the street china and the united states and many other
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countries agreed to launch an osaka track of digital free flow with trucks that means free trade at the end of the negotiation process for digital on services and connectivity and information but with trust protect the privacy as the european union has just done in its part of the world protect intellectual of property protect the even the security forces of foreign powers from spying on citizens in other countries yes that's a tough balance to get right between countries like china and countries like the united states the defender of the facebook's and amazons the big titans of the moment but they're moving in the right direction and then in the subsequent session
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when they spoke about the global economy they did focus on training. and president xi promised everyone else at the table and not just donald trump that he would open the chinese economy bring in more imports and provide national treatment to foreign firms doing foreign direct investment in the united states so a clear signal that he was going in a free trade direction not just for the united states which could come at the expense of everybody else but for everyone so those are the 2 big odd down payments i think which set the stage for a trade truce when she and trump meet and their resumption of negotiations probably on the basis of the deal they aired before it started to unravel and they got caught up in there some in the fine print and legalese big issues remain yes weiwei 5 g.
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but there's a lot i think we can look forward to that the direction is going in the way are most of us who are busy ok we haven't even scratched the surface of the whole idea of g. 20 and its relevance and whether it should be evolving but we've run out of time we've come to the end of the show so i'd like to thank all of our guests felicitous survivor john kurtz and ali khan such a thank you so much for taking the time to be here with us on inside story and you can always watch this program any time by visiting our web site that's when i was there dot com and for further discussion want to go to our facebook page he will find that at facebook dot com forward slash a.j. inside story and remember you can always join the conversation on twitter our handle is a.j. inside story from mean to me the fallen and the whole team it's bye for now and thank you for watching.
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says it's made progress at talks in vienna to try to save the 2050 nuclear deal but insists more is needed. as world leaders gather for the g 20 summit donald trump's reaction to questions about election meddling overshadow his meeting with russia's president. i maryam namazie in london with all the news from europe including the latest on a record breaking heat wave that is sweeping western europe amid warnings of a public health and climate change. and. south africa winning a 2nd murcia cricket world cup sri lanka semifinal hopes on the internet in the process. they are meeting in vienna which is trying to save the nuclear deal with iran has
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ended with iran saying there has been progress but not enough diplomats from the european union and 5 world powers are attempting to salvage the 2015 deal after the u.s. pulled out now iran has set a deadline of july the 7th before it says it will start its noncompliance of the agreement again now it wants europe to act on its promise of providing some sort of financial relief some sort of financial instrument which will allow it to avoid many of the u.s. sanctions which is crippled its economy already and choked of oil revenues but the u.s. is keeping up the pressure in london its special representative says any country that wants to import a rainy an oil will be sanctioned when it came begins our coverage now with this report. as the meeting broke up there were expressions of cautious optimism from several of the dignitaries who had been in those talks that have taken place
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here importantly the chinese and boy to this meeting to this deal that was negotiated in which the americans then repudiated the chinese basically focused on the actions of the american government regarding sanctions on iran and gave this update the importation of our is important to the chinese the security energy security and also to the livelihood of the people in china will continue and continue with your money you know or not. and that's that we will not accept their folklore that they were a policy of the united states going into this meeting the iranian government had made clear that it believed that this was one last possibility to try to resolve everything associated with this deal and the talk had been particularly tough when the meeting broke up the iranian deputy foreign minister emerged from those talks and spoke to the waiting reporters about what he took from the talks but i believe
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that it was a. positive and constructive meeting. i can say want to step forward compared to the previous meetings we had. but it is a still not enough and it is it is still not clear to you don't say expectations. but i would certainly report back to tehran that developments took place in this meeting the prognosis we made in this meeting and the final decision obviously would be a by tehran to take the important thing to remember here is that the deputy foreign minister of iran was the only person of that rank from the signatory countries to the deal who attended this meeting the e.u. 3 that's britain france and germany so. senior civil servants from their foreign ministries not ministers the question therefore remains what their take on this meeting has been and what they will take from what the discussions that were held
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actually emerged with and as we've already mentioned the u.s. envoy on iran brian hoke is in london from where lawrence lee now reports this was the end of a 7 country tour by brian hook the american iranian envoy to try to save the court of public opinion internationally this is why we as the americans are insisting on further sanctions and pushing back in the way that we are the purpose of his visit to london was a meeting at the international maritime organization where he told reporters he presented evidence to them proving in his view that iran was responsible for the space of attacks on oil tankers in 2 different regions in the gulf and so that sense he went further and insisted that iranian tankers were also turning their own truckers off and endangering maritime security to try to illicitly smuggle millions of barrels of oil out wards asia i also asked him in the news conference whether
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given all this he expected it to be the new normal that oil tankers would have to carry security by the private or even american military and he gave a slightly elliptical answer but didn't appear to rule it out completely iran for its 40 year history thrives on terrorizing people. and it often works and they escalate tensions until there is a relaxation of pressure. we don't believe in playing by those rules any more. and this is why we have continued to deepen iran's diplomatic isolation and to intensify the economic pressure. it is having positive results and we are seeing them and we're very comfortable with the foreign policy that we have put in place further than that the point of the exercise really past their continued assertion that iran can never have a nuclear weapon in the chase e.p.l.
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a plan not a deal as he put it but a plan was effectively defunct and already dead because it had an end point to sunset clause as as he put it his grace appoints was those in the american opinion iran is a hostile act and a malign influence much more broadly than on the on the nuclear level across the region and so he tried to link directly iranian funding of groups like hamas in gaza or hizbollah with their actions in countries like yemen and he said that the iranians were trying to as he put it lebanon lies the situation in yemen all of this of course is a much greater attempt to try to persuade particularly european countries which are still very skeptical of the american position that it is their in their interest to support further sanctions in the way the americans are doing but at the moment it isn't really working they haven't managed to push through and persuade the europeans entirely of their case right let's get the view now from the iranian
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capital tehran are corresponded dosage baris they're. this lifeline has failed to meet iran's expectations that's according to the deputy foreign minister in vienna up us at all she said that the meeting was a step in the right direction but it's not enough the iranians want more they feel like there is a giant gap between what they've asked for and what they're being offered by the remaining signatories of the 2015 nuclear agreement now what will happen next is he will travel back so seron where he will hold high level talks about what took place at this meeting and then it is up to the supreme national security council of iran that is headed by the iranian president hassan rouhani under the guidance of iran's supreme leader ayatollah ali how many about what to do next in terms of iran's scaling back its commitments under the g.p.o. a and what level they will increase their richmond's currently there are 3.67 percent and we know that they are capable of going up to 20 this is part of what
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they're saying they're going to scale back their commitment part of that will be increasing the percentage of enrich uranium that they will produce all this of course is in response to the united states was drawing from this historic deal last year and the iranians say that the europeans have not upheld their on the deal because they're being bullied by the americans with sanctions if they have any dealings with iran. well tensions between iran and the u.s. of course have been increasing since president trump took office that was 2 and a half years ago. in may of 2015 he withdrew from the nuclear deal saying iran was a threat in a new plan was needed he reimpose sanctions 3 months later designed to squeeze the iranian economy and in april he designated the islamic revolutionary guard corps a branch of iran's armed forces a terrorist organization and a month later the white house deployed a carrier strike group to the gulf in response to its so-called rainy and threats
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against u.s. interests while president trump them blamed iran for the sabotage is commercial ships in the waters of the u.a.e. even though iran denied involvement in law says iran shot down a u.s. drone it said was in its airspace the u.s. said it was not and president from tweeted that he came within 10 minutes of retaliating on 3 iranian sites but he didn't in order to avoid it raining in casualties we can speak to daryl kimball now is the executive director of the arms control association he's joining us live now from washington and thank you very much indeed for joining us now the iranians are threatening really to up the amount of uranium that they enrich once if they do that does that mean the j c p o a is a very stead. no it doesn't mean it's it's dead but the chase if you a is in severe jeopardy because of the crisis that as you just described the trump administration precipitated
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a year ago by withdrawing and re imposing sanctions i think iran needs to recognize that the meeting today in brussels of the joint commission was an important step in the right direction it is a repudiation of the american policy by the europeans by the chinese by the russians it is a step forward towards delivering on the promise of sanctions relief that the j c p a way was supposed to deliver i think iran needs to rethink its schedule for gradually moving out of the j c p a way because if it were to increase uranium enrichment above 3.67 percent that would make it much much harder for the europeans to sustain this effort to try to provide sanctions relief despite the u.s. pressure the problem is the europeans don't seem to be coming up with the goods as far as the iranians that can send whatever they seem to be suggesting at the meeting in vienna hasn't satisfied the iranians has it. well the iranian
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diplomats of course are going to say you know this was a step forward but it's not enough i mean that's part of the game of diplomacy i think we have to see recognize what happened today the mechanism for facilitating legitimate trade that the europeans have been talking about was just made operational today it's called instax there were 5 additional european countries today that announced that they were participating in that that mechanism to facilitate legitimate trade with iran china reaffirmed that it would not respect the us 0 oil exports policy and it clearly is going to try to continue to buy oil from iran which is very important for the iranian perspective so i think these are important steps in the right direction and i think when the diplomats from the iranian delegation go back to tehran i think there may be a hope a positive shift in the iranian approach and then.


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