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and he said that turkey is providing the government with drones and he's also threatening not only to plug the whole turkish interest in libya including ships in libya's territorial waters those who. say that they have received orders to detain old british nationals in sayyid libya is also threatening to target any flights from between libya and and turkey we know that turkish flights have been suspended libya as of 2014 but only libyan flies only libyan a line libyan admission companies convecting flights between turkey and libya but not to push. airlines since 2014 we know that have that is accusing turkey of supporting the west in the camp led by the u.n.
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to the united plane minutes at a place that i so with not have to able to. to implement is that yes yes he can and it's been getting the civil civilian locations and the rest of libya including the city of misrata and the city of. caprica legibly which both of them are under control of the of the u.n. they're connive the government of national accord as i mentioned. that night the airport and tripoli is the only operational airport in the city and there's only one operational airport which conducts international flights and the rest of libya which is in the city of misrata and that both under the control of the government of national accord and whether or not have since forces will have to fight to get good target these 2 airports yes they can. that's our correspondent on the
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phone to us they're updating us from tripoli thank you as well the weather is next and then an aid ship with 40 african refugees and migrants has been allowed to dock and the italian force of them to do so you're watching live pictures now all of this happening off to a very long standoff and to. the west and sponsored by the time i am. hello again welcome back we're here cross parts of china we are still if you get some more rain showers as we go into the weekend now the problem is the ground is already saturated in many locations in doesn't take much to cause flooding in many areas so this is what it looks like on our satellite image most of the rain showers right now across the central areas but we do think that's going to expand as we go towards saturday and then begin to move towards the south so for the north we are picking up some scattered rain showers
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for hahn as well as into chengdu but then on sunday the big band starts to make its way towards the south and also make its way over here towards the east but for hong kong it is going to be a day of $34.00 degrees but the relative humidity is going to make it feel more like $3536.00 degrees there where across the philippines heavy rain expected particularly here in parts of luzon we do expect to see localized flooding in the area and for manila that means it is going to be mostly cloudy mostly rain if you as we go through the rest of the weekend temps are barely coming up above 29 degrees there or here towards bangkok you will also be seeing some very heavy rain for northern parts of thailand as well and that also includes man bar across india though for the north it remains dry even though the monsoon is pushing in we are seeing temperatures here into the high thirty's and even the low forty's with new delhi a 43 in kolkata at 35. the weather sponsors. always. they wanted 4 to 3000000 homes with the with the money
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that was 6000000000 in. there is no anymore because there's always a small. really good move. in essence we in the united states have privatized the old public function more shadow on al-jazeera. and watching al-jazeera a reminder of our top stories this hour u.s. president trump has extended an invitation to north korean leader kim jong un
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suggested they meet at the border when he visits south korea after the g. 20 summit concludes. saudi crown prince mohammed bin donald trump have ignored questions from the press about the murder of jon lester. just a few days ago a un investigation said saudi arabia was to blame for his killing and called for an international investigation. forces loyal to libyan warlord khalifa have to have threatened to target flights and ships coming from turkey turkey supports the un recognized government based in tripoli whose forces have been fighting have to us for almost 3 months. now to our top story of the g. 20 summit and the big meeting on day one was between donald trump and russian president vladimir putin during that meeting trump made light of russian election meddling and u.s. intelligence agencies say that russia into a fit in the 2016 presidential election. and warned that it's likely to do so again well adam schiff is the u.s. house intelligence committee chairman and he tweeted as
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a robot mother said russian to parents and out democracy should concern every american but not the president apparently who thinks it's a joke and if we don't act to secure the 20 twentieth's action against feather interference person will have the last laugh well let's now speak to moxon a cub scout who is a senior fellow at the atlantic council's eurasia center and he joins us now via skype from washington d.c. talk us through some of the reaction that way hearing from washington i mean not only from democrats but republicans to. you know president trump walked into it as we see the night they walked in new and in fact the hole that president putin sent for him president trump of course as his moment related to it and all soccer were couldn't help themselves and using the election and his rejection of any russian election or urines to laugh about it was his friend want to rip and as you
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know democrats and republicans in congress continue to be skeptical of the president's relationship with a lot of europe. with russia and i believe that this gas in osaka accelerate tensile for civil russia sanctions which. held back by many honors because of republicans and willingness to criticize the president president may have made life very difficult for himself when he gets back to it's one we've had from chuck schumer who says the joke is on america and that there's no surprise there in terms of the outrage from the democrats but talk us through a little more about what's happening within the republican policy what kind of a backlash is is trump likely to face from from his own party members. you know the republican party has been mixed on russia sanctions back in 2017 they supported very significant sanctions that restrain president trumps ability to lift sanctions on russia in terms of the cats the sanctions act which they passed their several
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pieces of sanctions legislation in the senate that is sitting there waiting for republicans more republicans to jump on and have support and so far senator mcconnell has refused to see those pieces of legislation move forward of course those pieces of legislation are there to deter russia from additional aggressive behavior that undermines u.s. interests whether it's in ukraine or going as well but also to punish russia for past elections are fair and i think what president putin by the spouting the facts that russia did meddle what he 16 election is likely to meddle in the u.s. election by discounting it in public again discounting the ice its own intelligence agencies showcases to many republicans that he cannot be trusted direct u.s. policy on russia well some have suggested that this essentially gives russia a green light to potentially into care again and as we all know it has that election just around the corner. not only does it give russia a green light to interfere an election or an interference gives russia
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a green light to undermine u.s. interests abroad the president doesn't take seriously russia's willingness to undermine our own democracy. as russian president putin believes the present trump is serious about opposing russia's efforts to undermine u.s. and they've been as well as what russia is doing sending pfizer's and security guards to protect mr madeira in syria where russia has helped the syrian government oppose u.s. efforts to prevent a mr assad of from say more control and killing civilians and in ukraine where every day ukrainians are under attack by russians forces how serious this is a president who consider is relationship with president trump when likely he feels that president trump last some of the russian interventions that are going on around the world in days knocks on the cover ski that a senior fellow at the atlantic council's you raise a senator great to get your insights on al-jazeera thanks for your time now the
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water crisis in the u.s. state of michigan miss quote one of the west manmade environmental disasters in the country's history and now all pending criminal cases have been dismissed against a government officials who are accused of neglecting edges he is and allowing people to drink lead tainted water but will speak with castro infant shortly but fast her pores. the line of cars waiting to receive bottled water stretches for almost a kilometer this is still daily life in flint for years after the government 1st reported dangerous levels of lead in municipal water supplies i'm tired of it i really am it's been years. it's seemed like it is not getting any better. at least 12 people have died more than 90 have been hospitalized and thousands more have been exposed to lead tens of times above the federal limit in children that can cause severe developmental delays i know if you use but on.
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choice today the government says the water that comes out of randy hikes tap is clean it's what his 2 month old grandson bathes in the city claims lead levels have been safe since 2017 the result of switching water sources and upgrading pipes but people here aren't convinced this is. years about that water the people's mistrust in their government has roots in a failing economy the population of flint has dramatically declined since most auto companies closed their factories here in search of cheaper labor overseas the poisoned water only drove more people away but the poorest remain here. the government has tried to rebuild trust gaining some back when prosecutors announced criminal charges against state and local officials accused of mismanaging
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the water crisis but now a newly elected prosecutor says pending charges against aid officials have been dropped because she wants to start the investigation from scratch body needs to go to jail. this is you mess up a whole city a whole generation of kids we don't know what these children were going to be able to do. 10 years from now when i'm gone i'm 71 years old who is going to carry are even as the years old flint water crisis fades from national attention the effects of lead poisoning continue to grow in the city's children a reminder for them that the crisis is far from over well let's go live now to castro he's in flint for us i can see you are still outside the building where authorities have been trying to explain their decision to the residents there what kind of reaction of
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a guessing. well initially the reaction to hearing about these criminal charges dropped against the 8 government officials was met with disappointment one woman described here as being hit in the back of the head by a 2 by 4 a computer the community simply could not believe that after so many years of being lied to by the government and then being promised that justice would be reached that finally now it appears they're back at square one and that indeed is where we are out of this point a newly elected group of prosecutors who just took office there explaining to the community the reason for why they want to start over they said that the previous administration had done a shoddy job at this investigation they have provided redacted documents that previously convicted government officials got off with nothing but this to mean that in the end are less than even the parking permits some of these residents face and so their argument and they're trying to convince the people of flint to give
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them more time to restart this investigation home over 20000000 documents that they say they've received in just the recent months and finish this process with stronger criminal charges against these remaining government officials who have still not been held accountable but i have to add an important and that is the prosecutors say they only have 9 months from now to finish this task before the statute of limitation runs out and that information was shared with this crowd that has now so little confidence and faith in their government a communal gasp was heard throughout the auditorium. correspondent castro that reporting from flint thank you heidi. well now a refugee ship that had been stranded at sea has been allowed to dock in italy the sea watch 3 was left without a pasted up for more than 2 weeks with 40 migrants on board and the ship's captain
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was threatened with arrest and with already said the vessel would be seized if it entered the harbor but now you are watching live pictures from lampedusa where it has apparently been allowed to dock and when it did so it was met with she is. now european powers haven't done enough to help iran avoid crippling u.s. sanctions that's the view of iran's deputy foreign minister after hours of talks in vienna on the 2015 nuclear deal the meeting was billed as the last chance to save the agreement paul brennan reports. in 2015 the negotiating teams came to the lavish public coburg in vienna to sign and seal the. nuclear deal 4 years later they're here trying to save it britain china france germany and russia have announced that in sticks is now operational a complex barter type system to let european countries trade with iran while avoiding u.s. sanctions tehran has set a july 7th deadline that's when its threatened to begin and rich in uranium close
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to weapons grade purity if its oil exports aren't regime and i believe that it was a. positive and constructive meeting. i can say want to step forward compared to the previous meetings we have. but it is still not enough and it is it is still not anything you don't see expectations china are the biggest buyer of iranian oil has also hit out at the united states for its unilateral action we reject the unilateral imposition of sanctions and for us the energy security is important and the importation of all is important to the chinese security energy security and also to the livelihood of the people president trump took the united states out of the j. c.p.o. a deal last year and is pressurising the european signatories to do the same at the same time the u.s. is demanding that iran must abide by the deal of limited stockpile of enriched
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uranium previously iran exported excess uranium to stay within the limits of the sanctions now prevent that the u.s. special envoy on iran is touring european capitals. to muster support for president trump's stance on friday he was in london we are trying to restore deterrence to reestablish deterrence against iran. we are also putting ourselves in a position where if we are attacked by iran we can respond with military force but that is only if but on the nuclear deal european countries are sticking with iran calling the agreement a major contribution to stability in the region can the in stix trading system deliver enough economic benefits to keep iran from abandoning the treaty perhaps north but it's been described as the last chance paul brennan al-jazeera now the trumpet ministration has turned up the pressure on venezuelan president nicolas maduro by targeting his son with sanctions the u.s.
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treasury department says he's been involved in propaganda and censorship and helping pressure the military to keep humanitarian aid out of the country he's also been accused of profiting from venezuelan mining and a previously unknown dinosaur species has been discovered in brazil named the vest the sorest power and he says it's fossils were unasked in the country's northwest it's thought to have inhabited this part of brazil about 900000000 years ago when it was a desolate paleontologist say the carnivorous species was about one and a half meters long. i know i'm a star and doha and these are the top stories u.s. president on trump is extending an invitation to north korean leader kim jong un suggested they meet 20 visit south korea after the g. 20 summit concludes. we may go to the d.m.z. or the border as they call it that by the way when you talk about
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a wall when you talk about a border that's what they call a border nobody goes through that border just about nobody that's called a real border but we're going they're going to look at the interest as really a point of interest we have some very big meetings with president moon we're going to be seeing our soldiers as you know we have 42000 troops over in south korea so we'll be there and i just put out a feeler because i don't know where he is right now he may not be in north korea but i said if chairman kim would want to meet i'll be at the border it certainly we seem to get along very well i can tell you we seem to get a lot that's a good thing not a bad thing you know for the stupid people that say oh he gets along no it's good to get along it's good to get along because frankly if i didn't become president you'd be right now in a war with north korea you'd be having a war right now with north korea and by the way that's a certainty it's not like maybe and instead of that instead of nuclear weapons being tested every day and instead of the ballistics missiles and all of the things
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we got our prisoners back our hostages they're back all trump is now preparing for a crucial meeting with chinese president xi jinping the countries are in a trade war a short time ago saudi crown prince mohammed bin found and donald trump ignored questions about the matter of jamal khashoggi a u.n. investigators had saudi arabia was to blame for the jan lists killing and called for an international investigation. forces loyal to libyan warlord clear for have to have threatened to target flights and ships coming from turkey turkey supports the un recognized government based in tripoli his forces have been fighting have to us for almost 3 months after has accused of meddling in libyan affairs and now a refugee ship that have been stranded at sea has been allowed to dock in. the sea watch 3 was left without a place to dock for more than 2 weeks with 40 migrants on board finland from germany luxembourg and portugal have agreed to host the migrants you're watching live pictures now from producer well those are the headlines next up it's inside
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story do stay with us on al-jazeera. 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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hello and welcome to the program lines of a gopalan 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 india's narendra modi and u.s. president donald trump even though prior to their g 20 meeting trump criticized both. and at 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. a white house readout of trump's meeting with the paris cast arms control venezuela syria and iran but there's no mention in. 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 kimberly 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 at the g. 20 very closely my question to you 1st is war he 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 global 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 gained broadened as other countries started to
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a sin the presidency including nitemare putin's russia in knesset 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 i'm going to sarah as the 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 and 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 true state 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 somewhere like africa or i think we've rather where a sideline issue at this g 20 summit run a foes 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 jetty 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 trump 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 weber and we're talking about the focus on the u.s. and other focus on the trump meeting that is happening. what does that mean for the other issues for the wider population this g.
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20. 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 were completely left out of the discussion so the ilo estimates that there are $24000000.00 slaves in the world today and modern slavery creates $150000000000.00 proffer it's 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 high risk sectors so all companies that are headquartered within did g 20 and we found that most of them are really not doing enough to address or slaver risks in their supply chains meaning that there is workers which are often migrant workers to where tricked into situations where they have to work for very limited money
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often don't get paid have to passports rechange are unable 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 or did she try to lead us 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 of the g. 20 was to resist protectionism do you think this g. 20 summit will be able to follow that mandate. well i certainly am not predicting that they will repeat the tack traditional trays the anti protectionist leggett's known we will refrain from the new protectionist measures and then later
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they added in their redress which means reduce or removes the ones we've already taken but i am expecting similar language of pointing in the same direction affirming the value will open international law trade are recognizing that trade is a source of but you know my growth highlighting the importance of a rules based trade and indeed doesn't 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 an idiot do you think that there will be good news so at this meeting do you think that issues will be resolved and where we can see the whole idea of protectionism while 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 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 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 it's been disrupted begley and john curtin when i 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 on various a bigger better and more progress and i deal about a week or so ago he threatened to put tara sign mexico that. 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 power of houses in the world and many other countries doing free trade deals even within africa the african free trade union negotiations the biggest protectionist stay 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 its twitter feed. good find any context nor the whole idea of global trade without talking about bragg 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's disclosed have to g. 20 economies yet it's not really trickling down to 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 khan such 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 and of 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 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 sorted out
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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 cyril 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 busy 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 trying to power which is brought other 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 are all bilateral there is no consensus amongst this group of 20 people ok 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 shows should there be more of a focus. it's a convenient place to meet not every player lateral so i'm not a course has sideline 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 interconnected and outlines what we seeing 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 lums 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 are moving in the right direction and then in the subsequent session when they spoke about the global economy they did focus on trade. and
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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 add before it started to unravel and they got caught up in there some in the fine print and legalese big issues remain yes while way 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 would want 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 so sell i'd like to thank all of our guests felicitous survivor john curtin 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 website that's on ars is 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 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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so no matter how you take it al-jazeera will bring you the news and current events that matter to al-jazeera. how i missed with the top stories on al-jazeera u.s. president trump is extending an invitation to north korean leader kim jong un suggested they meet when he visits south korea after the g. 20 summit concludes. we may go to the d.m.z. or the border as they call it that by the way when you talk about a wall when you talk about a border that's what they call
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a border nobody goes through that border just about nobody that's called a real border but we're going they're going to look at the internet as really a point of interest we have some very big meetings with president moon we're going to be seeing our soldiers as you know we have 42000 troops over in south korea so we'll be there and i just put out a feeler because i don't know where he is right now he may not be in north korea but i said if care if chairman kim would want to meet i'll be at the border and certainly we seem to get along very well i can tell you we seem to get along that's a good thing not a bad thing you know for the stupid people that say oh he gets along you know it's good to get along it's good to get along because frankly if i didn't become president you'd be right now in a war with north korea you'd be having a war right now with north korea and by the way that's a certainty that's not like maybe and instead of that instead of nuclear weapons being tested every day and instead of ballistic missiles and all of the things we
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got our prisoners back our hostages that back all trump is now preparing for a crucial meeting with chinese president xi jinping the countries are in a protracted trade war and trying to ignore questions about the matter of jamal khashoggi when he met with saudi crown prince mohammed bin sama. thank you all very much appreciate it. thank you very much. forces loyal to libyan war cliff i have to have threatened to target flights and ships coming from turkey turkey supports the u.n. recognized government based in tripoli and his forces have been fighting have to us for almost 3 months after has accused of meddling in the libyan affair as one of the i had has the latest from the capital. the threats made by this folks i'm an optimist marty now this is a kind of reaction to the setback they suffered after the government forces that he's captured the city of bolivia and one of the major bases of have those forces
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and the west of libya they submitted to if you take losing is that eventually because it was the supporting cop for have to have forces battling the government forces in southern tripoli a member of the government forces took control of that again the capture of the young for that of course is on wednesday and now in its mahdi happiness spokesman is accusing turkey of providing the government cause. with weapons and ammunition also he is accusing turkey of providing coverage to the government forces when the took control of the body and he said that turkey is providing the government with drones and he's also threatening not only to plug the hole because interest in libya including ships in libya is that it's really a lot of those who are saying that they have received orders to detain old
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british nationals and cited libya is also a good thing to do any flights from between libya and the. european powers haven't done enough to help iran avoid crippling u.s. sanctions that's the view of iran's deputy foreign minister after meeting with signatories of the 2015 u.k. dail in vienna the meeting was billed as the last chance to save the agreement. a refugee ship that had been stranded at sea has been allowed to dock in italy the sea watch 3 was left without a place to dock for more than 2 weeks with 14 migrants on board finland france germany luxembourg and portugal have agreed to host the migrants you're watching live pictures now of that boat from lampedusa the trump administration has turned up the pressure on venezuelan president nicolas maduro by targeting his son with sanctions the u.s. treasury department says he's been involved in propaganda and censorship and helping pressure the military to keep humanitarian aid out of the country well
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those are the headlines next up its shadow wild stay with us. when we stumbled on the saudi arms deal the. deal we really started to stumble on a central feature of british politics over the last 30 years harness french ground has been at the heart of many of the great world events of the past 30 years i was always pleased to see him when i was prime minister. she considers saudi arabia as a strong friend and would be willing to support taking them with whatever the kingdom needs and of discussion from there on everything else was technical. he
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explained to mrs thatcher that this was a deal with saudi arabia and therefore things were done differently. they wanted $43000000000.00 worth of weaponry that was $6000000000.00 pounds in commission. the fos majority of most people understand brides. when an executive goes to bribe a foreign official he says to himself look i've taken a lot of risk to take this $5000000.00 that i'm paying to the prime minister of x.y.z. who makes an arrangement with prime minister of x.y.z. . i'll hand over the 5000000 but you take half of that 5000000 and you send it to the following bank accounts which will and again nothing is money i don't mind paying bribes to politicians it's part of the deal the thing about politicians is
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that they're very much like prostitutes but only more expensive. from the 1950 s. . all the way through the 1970 s. the cia and the u.s. military were engaged in covert actions throughout central med america throughout africa really throughout the world where they were assassinating populist leaders they were backing up right wing military juntas funding and arming death squads like the contras in nicaragua or battalion $316.00 and under us and there were these spate of assassinations across the globe. individuals operating in the shadows they never having their names called are able to leverage the power of the military and the foreign policy apparatus for their own personal pick junie ery in .
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our war on terror. begins with al qaida. but it does not in. this very very swollen on terror is a rational it's like saying. a war on all war on violence a war that it's nonsense you stepping into this possibility of conflict to a wall. our your little kid reassuring us and we kept believing him because you don't want to think your prime minister is deceiving you in the route to one of those nothing was serious. when really serious fraud office launched its investigation into all the crimes that we were covering it turned out that many of these arms deals have been forced through by tony blair personally he said 30 k.
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saddam salesman when ever there was a dispute ever in government he always found the onset. the serious fraud office got to the brink of uncovering the secret swiss bank accounts by which be was from owning money to the saudi royal family the swiss said we're going to notify the back to tell holders randell flew to london blessed swung into action. he ordered the serious fraud office to close down their investigation. prince bandar said if the investigation continued they would withdraw a national security cooperation which would lead in the words of prince bandar to blood on the streets of london. the story we've been banging away out for more than 5 years is something they really work up to it because everybody could see was a huge cover up scandal the spectacle of a british prime minister closing bell of a criminal investigation. were you aware that your government was approving
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payments to a friend of president bush's as part of british aerospace is kate back system is that why you suspended a fraud inquiry. because when tony blair started talking about national security address that supposed to be a card that trumps all others i don't believe the investigation is that it would have led anywhere except to the complete wreckage of a vital strategic relationship for our country in terms of fighting terrorism in terms of the middle east in terms of british interests there. so these things absolutely stunning it seems to be a very expensive way of organizing payment when was what caused the military equipment and now the money. blair came to south africa specifically to lobby the be the british weapons
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manufacturer one the biggest contract on our arms deal. and the option that they presented was 2 and a half times more expensive than the plane that the south african air force truly wanted to be a nice systems real performance real advantage. as monday was about to step down from public life his successor tabel and betty made the decision to spend around $10000000000.00 quite scarce public resources on this weaponry that we didn't need. rather than provide lifesaving me. cation for the almost 6000000 south africans who were then living with hiv the way . the primary reason for those deals was that around $300000000.00 in
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bribes were paid to senior politicians. and sadly to the african national congress the a.n.c. my own party. i was called in by a senior member of the a.n.c. is national executive council he said to me look angry this is a battle you cannot win because this money the briars we used to fund our 999 election. and almost immediately i'm asked to make a statement to the press that says there's nothing to investigate. it's all over. and i looked at him last said no it's not. i won't be able to live with myself if i stop this investigation but at the same time i'm also realizing.

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