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inform motivate and inspire that convinced me this was the conservation chance of a life. the world is watching. al-jazeera. al-jazeera. welcome i'm giving up all and you're watching the news hour live from it's good to have your company coming up in the next 60 minutes the u.s. house votes to condemn what it's. racist comments by president donald trump. if we are united on the inside no body will divide us from the outside. germany's defense minister is confirmed in the european union's top job.
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if you study accuses the u.k. government of discriminating against visa applicants from africa. and south africa's former president says he received death threats after giving evidence at a corruption inquiry. we begin in washington where in the last few minutes the house of representatives has voted to condemn quote racist comments by president donald trump the resolution was approved on a largely party line vote of 24287 with only 4 of publicans backing the democratic measure the vote allows trump's attacks are follows trump's attacks on 4 democratic congress women all of them minorities began his criticism of them on twitter over the weekend and has refused to let up despite growing criticism both at home and abroad we begin with this report from patty calling. it wasn't just on
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twitter in person and on camera u.s. president donald trump continued to stoke controversy can do what they want they can leave they can stay but they should love our country and they should work for the good of our country he's talking about these 4 new members of congress he singled them out for criticism telling them to go back to their own countries even though they are american but because of what they look like many say those are blatantly racist comments the president responded on twitter writing those tweets were not racist i don't have a racist bone in my body the so-called vote to be taken is a democratic congress came republicans should not show weakness and fall into their trap this should be a vote on the filthy language statements and lies told by the democrat congresswoman just over a dozen republicans of criticize the president but the leadership of the party is still clearly with him right now all races and i think the tone of all of this is
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not good for the country but it's coming from all different illogical points of view that's the point to single out any segment of the us i think is a mistake democrats just aren't buying that but silence is an endorsement equivocation is an endorsement blaming both sides is an endorsement there is no gray area here. there is a very clear right and wrong on the speaker of the house nancy pelosi one further using candid and controversial language on the floor of the house these comments from the white house are disgraceful and disgusting and the experiments are racist how shameful to hear him continue to defend those offensive words words that we have all heard him repeat not only about our members but about countless others throughout his presidency of the controversies piled up republicans have been unwilling to go against this president that seems unlikely to change anytime soon
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be calling al-jazeera washington and mike hanna is in washington d.c. for us so mike tell us more about how this vote played out. well as you mentioned in the introduction only 4 republicans voted with all the democrats in the house to rebuke president trump for his racist language the republicans who voted against the motion nod going on record as accepting these controversial remarks by president trump a very rare occasion in which republicans have been forced to formally go on record in defense of the president certainly this a very significant but a significant vote that does not go as democrats believe it should on the president trumps record mocking him formally by the house as a man who made racist comments president trump has been pushing back for the past 3 days since the origine made the statement he called on republicans to vote against
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this motion insisting that to support it in any way would be showing weakness very significantly though off to the vote was taken the representative green from texas formally read out impeachment proceedings against president trump introducing the bill into the house which knol the democrats are going to have to deal with certainly a very very busy day in congress on this particular day and like give us some more context into this this isn't the 1st time that trump has made made these kinds of comments by it's never reached this point before. certainly president come has made very controversial comments in the past but we have not had a situation where the house has formally sought to issue its rebuke as it has done now we have also not had a situation where republicans have to go on the record about whether right not they support the president regardless of the nature of the remarks that he made now this
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is the critical issue here is that although president trump has repeatedly used what many believe to be an acceptable language unacceptable epithets this is the 1st time where he has been formally rebuked by congress a rebuke that will fully go on his record as president so a significant moment indeed but before the photo was taken another significant process happened and that was a massive argument within the house brought by republicans attempting to strike from the record the comments made by the speaker nancy pelosi in which she's described to president trump's comment as racist all the republicans attempted to have the strength from the recall the vote was delayed for a number of hours but once again americans are able to see republicans going on the record in terms of defending a president who the majority of the house have knowledge formally said used
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a racist language in his tweets directed at 4 people of color so here we've got very significant proceedings certainly the optics of that could have a major impact in the months to come and certainly will dribble through to the election in 2020 thank you very much mike hanna with the latest from washington for us. and for more on this we can now speak to daniel that men he's a reporter covering the white house and washington for politico thank you very much for coming on this program. firstly it's no major surprise that the violence when this way given that the democrats have had majority in congress but can you explain to us how significant this is in light of the fact that there's no real concrete action that can take place after this you know this is kind of a symbolic method to show that congress is against what president trump said attacking their own colleagues and so the fact that only 4 republicans voted for
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this resolution kind of indicates that this is president trump's party and has been for a while that he's taken over the republican party it used to be that the g.o.p. wouldn't welcome immigrants and want to show that america was a beacon of light for the world this is kind of what ronald reagan and many other republican leaders including george so you bush used to say but now that party is more of a party that is suspicious of people from foreign countries but there are there are moderate republicans among their ranks why do you think so few republicans have actually voted to condemn or voted for the resolution. they don't want to get attacked by president trump for taking a stand against him and so they also fear the constituents in their districts about
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getting a primary challenge from someone closer to president trumps you know language and also just his positions as being more of a nationalist and so it's kind of raw political calculus that they are trying to preserve their standing in the local republican party which is more protracted often and so they are very afraid to take a real stand with democrats in these types of controversial statements but they often are not going to defend trump on this they are just going to be silent and they're going to leave it to the trump campaign to actually say that you know while trump is not he didn't mean what he actually said there was one trump campaign spokesman who quoted part of trump's tweet and he denied that trump had even mentioned them going away going back to their country when it was right there in the tweet as our correspondent had been saying it's not the 1st time this there's
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been such twitter comments and there's been this kind of rhetoric but this has gone beyond just comments and has now come into debates in congress do you think this will have the desired effect for donald trump as far as galvanizing his base to or to 20 twentieth's actions how do you think this will play out. it's hard to say but there's a reason trump does everything it does mostly and so he is not totally irrational in trying to stir up his base to be on his side against those 4 democrats and he also sees this in opera as an opportunity to brandish the democratic party as the party of the squad which is those 4 members of congress who he was trying to let you know label that these are the real this is what the party stands for this is a o c i on a presently. to leave and no more and so if more
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americans think that the democratic party is represented by these 4 people instead of nancy pelosi or joe biden whoever the democratic nominee is then the greater chances are for trump's reelection in 2020 but for a lot of moderate voters this type of racist rhetoric does not play well in the suburbs and among people who reluctantly voted for trump the last time because they did not like hillary clinton. how is this playing out outside of washington. all of these controversies they make more of a splash in the beltway in washington d.c. and in new york city among the media class but for most americans are just trying to live their daily lives and work hard for their jobs and take care of their kids they are not as concerned about the latest controversy and so they may catch
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a measure or 2 of television or may see a headline online but we shouldn't overplay that this is something that every american is concerned about or even talking about or even aware of this is the daily turn of trump controversies. as you know they go constantly to the next whatever what trump is going to do tomorrow or the next week and so busy a lot of americans are kind of numb to this thank you very much daniel lippman good to speak to you thanks for your time and insight. ok across the atlantic now the european parliament has now legal acted or celeb wander lion asked president of the european commission the german defense minister will become the 1st woman to hold the post to ensure places john klein younker in the vendor jonah hall has more details from the european parliament and. just that daily approval from the european parliament vote means the fund alone becomes the 1st woman to
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hold the e.u. use top job as commission president she will set the policy agenda for the next 5 years i feel so much and i'm overwhelmed and i think you'll follow the trust you placed me you the trust you placed in me is confidence you placed in your office your confidence in the united interest shown you are from east to west from south to north. as a german woman and a close ally of angle a merkel on the line will be seen as an extension of the chancellor's dominant role in european politics she owes her career to merkel and like merkel she's a political conservative and a passionate supporter of european integration. but big spending promises designed to sway down to any peace are a departure and may prove hard to fulfill we must take bold steps to get mrs from
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the lion is indebted for their support to opposing quarters from the socialists to the nationalists which means someone will have to be disappointed supporters in the heavyweight center right european people's party bloc to which belongs brush those concerns aside she managed to get the support of $27.00 after $28.00 heads of government in the european union so western europeans eastern europeans were supporting her representatives from a different political families and what she also managed to do is together with us to bring france and germany closer back together the french german cooperation is not everything in the good opinion that sure but without a close frank or german cooperation things really don't move forward in the unit in unity among the promises that. has made is reform of the very electoral process that had failed to produce a democratically elected candidate with her name emerging instead from behind
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closed doors as the preferred pick of e.u. heads of government and state it's not only far right populists talking about a democratic deficit in the e.u. anymore many other any p's a saying it as well. and try as she might to be the consensus candidate for all her promise of a green climate deal for europe wasn't enough to sway the greens what is the deal for europe can you explain that to me i can't. by that i mean again a slogan it's not a program what is it how much in which direction. but they'll be an abiding sense of relief an autumn of crises beckons a trade war with trump and britain sliding towards a no deal breaks it at least europe now knows who's in charge join a whole al-jazeera strasberg julian hoess the managing director of the think tank the vocal europe and he explains found a lion's mane campaign progress or pledges. in effect there were free main promises
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that's when so different camps 1st of all courting the sensorial slash rights wing party of the european parliament the european people's party and members of macro's renew europe was a promise to reinforce the european you from 2 is an issue or so small difficulty in getting free the borders for migrants and those escaping crises which doesn't play very well we have left wing groups following on from that for the left wing groups it was more of a talk regarding a green europe a green a climate deal for europe but as many people have says the details there aren't many details in play not much has actually been so then quite frankly nobody's really going to see anything until october when there's a sort of come from a to reverse for the european commission president and the final one that was quite interesting form of policy point of view was that the promise for
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a reinsurance program to underpin national insurance programs our support in the visuals was quite interesting but against there's no cost thing there wasn't many details in place and they'll be quite knows if this is actually with the happen we'll have to see how those will affect the management style of a still carry over behavior from there that may have cause allegations and i believe there were some allegations of problems with using sort of contractors funds on approach projects which in your pink case may cause severe problems well the british pound has plunged to 27 month low against the dollar markets are pricing a sharply higher risk of britain leaving the european union on october 31st without any transition trading deals they're concerned by rhetoric from the 2 candidates vying to be the next presidents prime minister the favorite boris johnson and his rival jeremy hunt are both hardening their stance on negotiations of brussels but that's despite the e.u. saying that the draw agreement has been finalized and there will not be any go any
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more negotiations. new research has found that african seeking short term he says in the united kingdom are more than twice as likely to be refused than other applicants they report found the home office responsible for financial discrimination and careless decision making they barker has more from london. katonah louis is twice mayor of the london borough of enfield before entering local politics she spent 40 years working as a midwife to many she's a pillar of the community but her success hasn't helped her only sister to visit the u.k. from nigeria she's been denied a visa 3 times on financial grounds despite showing evidence that her costs are being covered by her sister in london on the way says her family a victims of a prejudice a visa process is very emotional is very disturbing i'm 70 i'm not getting younger you know so maybe when i die and then allowed to come and go to my remains you know she's not paying anything painted and if there's anything that i've gone which is
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the reason why they want to know. according to a new report african visa applicants are more than twice as likely to be refused to people from other parts of the world the authors blame a catalogue of careless often offensive decisions the cost applicants sometimes hundreds of dollars per application the home office piece or processing system is broken and africans are paying the price this has been outsourced to private sector companies and we find just of you all bitch so you have a scientific delegation some of them will be refused others with exactly the same background qualifications finance. this is british gambian perform a solid job she's a rising star in the world music scene she recently attempted to bring over session musicians from gambia to record a new album but they weren't allowed in and she's not alone leading academics
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diplomats ngo workers and world famous performers have all been barred from entering the u.k. for seemingly arbitrary reasons we've just found it really difficult. when we were applying to have people come over for the person long it's so expensive sometimes they're having to go to neighboring countries to get the visa sitting around waiting for interviews in those countries flights i mean it's really big we contacted the home office for comment and they gave us the following statement to the u.k. welcomes all genuine visitors from africa and wants his visa system to support our important and increasing business and trade ties with the continent these are applications from african nationals are at their highest level since 2013 said the statement and decision makers do not discriminate on the basis of age gender religion or race the statement also says that the home office remains committed to making the right decision on visas 1st time every time after 3 successive
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rejections louise determined to challenge the home office is to sit in regarding her sister a move she believes is anything right the. london. and there's plenty more still ahead in this news hour including no justice no peace the rallying cry after the officer choked eric garner to death to escape charges. and why and he is facing an unprecedented water crisis despite record monsoon rains. at one of the world's most successful football coaches suffer since 1st defeat as manager in china details. south africa's former president jacob zuma says he's received death threats since giving evidence that a public inquiry into corruption on monday zuma may be allegations on the 2nd day
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of the hearing in johannesburg of inquiries looking into accusations that he oversaw the mass looting of state funds while in office zuma has served 9 years as president denies the allegations and says he is the target of a conspiracy. has more details from johannesburg jacob zuma says his personal assistant received a phone call on monday night from a man she does not know this happened a few hours after he testified at the corruption inquiry and this person said. that will kill him will also. as well some people. so she informed me this morning. call that. how my life has been. tempted but also my senior counsel.
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can. this follows through. to. zuma says he's a victim of a conspiracy to bring him down and he's afraid for his life the commission then turn their attention to the doctors the wealthy indian family zuma was asked if he allowed the group has to influence government policy or appoint government ministers he was also asked whether the group has use his name to win lucrative government contracts zuma denied any wrongdoing denied breaking the law so that we're going to blame zuma for corruption that happened when he was president say the law should take its course and they want him held accountable for his suspected role in government corruption scandals but those who support him say all this is just a political witch hunt. the united states government is imposing its strongest sanctions
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to date on may in march top military leaders it is in response to the mass killing for a hearing muslims in 2017 a sanctions target me and marks commander in chief as well as several other senior commanders washington says meehan marse government has taken no action to hold accountable those responsible for human rights violations and abuses tarantula reign in 7 chinese provinces has slowed to major flooding in the country's southern and eastern regions and roads have been swept away and rescue teams are making their way through flooded towns in search of people needing aid more than 80000 people have been forced from their homes. and at least 78 people have died and thousands have been displaced after heavy rains triggered landslides and floods so bitter stressed out has this report from route the park district and nepal. their fields are groomed many houses flattened this is the village of part of our district in the southern plains of nepad it's
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been 3 days since the monsoon rain started and the waters have just started receding here not one house has been spared even. when the water started rising i carried this child and started running away this is a 30 year davey's house the floors covered in mud then tired village more than $400.00 people and their cattle have taken refuge on an embankment here most of the stocks of food they managed to salvage has been drying out this is a bank that runs along the bottom of the river now on friday there was so much water that all you could see was just rooftops and people here are saying that this has proven to be a lifeline for the bag with the river remains in flood further downstream local people are helping security forces fix embankments local representatives are struggling to provide assistance with roads closed food supplies are running low
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villagers say they have got very little to eat. we need a long term solution to these floods one of the main reasons our village is gets flooded is bad design of the new roads that are being built our villages are in a low land surrounded by 3 big rivers who can't resettle but we need the government to help alleviate the settlement people here say they are tired of the recurring floods and broken promises by national leaders they say they don't need sympathy but want help in building stronger houses that don't get washed away. district. the monsoon rains have been particularly severe in northeast india but in other areas there is severe drought now a government report found 600000000 indians are facing high to extreme stress because of water shortages and so on half the population $200000.00 people die each year as there are unable to get drinking water and 70 percent of the water is
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contaminated so by next year at least 20 cities will have completely run out of ground water including new delhi bengaluru and chennai are taps are already running dry shortish are my is the president of the forum for organized resource conservation and enhancement and he says india desperately needs to put a plan to ensure water supply into the future there has hit on 2 sides one is that we are too many people we have about 18 percent of the world's population but only 4 percent of the world's water sources so we already have a water problem on top of that our problem is economic and administrative mismanagement of our water resources instead of focusing on sustainability measures before crisis hits us we are actually running around for water when we haven't reserves of as a voice to store the monsoon water that we get in just 2 months so mismanagement at
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source is certainly a problem one reason foreigners not enough to handle a crisis of this proportion and even of the crisis because of this for a couple of months it will return again i think what the country needs now is planning for sustainability self-sufficiency instead of learning from the supply side we need to start looking at administrative units as self-sufficient. uses a water sort of water port of budgeting to ensure that we use only as much water as we have access to. still ahead on al-jazeera the u.s. president says progress is being made with terror on even as around supreme leader accuses britain of piracy. and why unique kind of cell phone theft is prompting a response from mexico's government. and its port to this former world champion claims he's set to fight one of the biggest names in boxing.
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i know that we have of course the remnants of what was tropical storm barry across sections of the south united states on the south the cloud really beginning to break up so a pretty good indicator that the system really house but they're all still some warnings in place and flash flood warnings really from often saw right there up into southern areas of missouri but on wednesday a lot of that rain now beginning to push. up into the northeast so possibly a wet day in new york but warm with a high of 32 bit dry in the south 34 and atlanta and then as we head off into thursday at that rain actually becoming a little bit light to be still relying on the eastern seaboard so 28 in new york but what you will see out across the midwest some pretty high temperatures and we have got some excessive heat watches in place the much of the midwest 35 in chicago
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on thursday she won in minneapolis on a warm day in council city. systems posturing with a high of 34 degrees celsius than we had down tools a cow or been not a bad couple of days ahead here we have got the usual. developing usually a little bit late in the day but really as we head towards central america the yucatan peninsula and to the east of there the rain showers becoming fairly widespread heavy at times heavy at times and also pushing into southern portions of mexico 23 in mexico city and 23 in guatemala. water an essential resource for all humankind across europe pressure to recognise water as a human right and put its management back into public hands is increasing i think the european commission would be very very good that was probably on anybody the
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only kids. those people who see every 2 years something to invest a profit of $1.00. to the last drop on al-jazeera growing up in the united states i learned that the 1st amendment is really key to being a good leader of the culture is going to be up to the men and women to the resources that are available but it's an al-jazeera story to me is that we just don't tell you what the subject of the story wants to know the government is not willing to do the one thing the demonstrators want to apologize for what al-jazeera does we ask the questions so that we can get closer to the truth.
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is there are let me take you through our main stories this hour the u.s. house of representatives has voted to condemn president donald trump for racist comments against 4 democratic congresswoman had told them to go home the resolution was approved on a largely party line vote of 24287 with only 4 republicans backing the democratic measure. and the european parliament narrowly elected under lying. as president of the european commission the german defense minister will become the 1st woman to hold the post when she replaces john paul younger and if ever. and millions remain affected by the monsoon in southern asia at least 180 people are now known to have been killed across india nepal bangladesh and pakistan. so former peruvian president has been arrested in the united states for extradition on
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corruption charges he is the latest politician caught up in the latin america's largest ever corruption scandal which is centered on the brazilian construction company or direct from or in this marianna sanchez is live for us in on a good to see their leader has been living in california for a few years what's this arrest expected and why has it happened now. well if it was really not expected he's been living freely for some time in california and last night his lawyer said that he had spoken with him and there was no indication that little was a aware that this arrest would be imminent but this has been indeed a result of a very intense work by the peruvian government which requests that the extradition one year ago or so very intense work by the prosecutors the prosecutor's office in
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peru that is working on the case and that has gone through thousands and thousands of papers paperwork to be able to prove that during that the little government between 20012006 there were bribes. paid as well another very important matter in this is that there's been intense work in brazil itself with the carwash investigation the other bridge scandal has put the man out that the link between peru proves government produce companies and all the evidence. as a main test to testify in the old rich case he has given all the information he continues to give out information and a result of this is that this has had peru has been the country most impacted by the scandal. mainly with arrests from the most important politicians in peru to more importantly the house arrest of former president bill. and as we all
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know of course the suicide of former president alan garcia who killed himself just minutes after a thorough arrived in his home in lima to arrest him really in relation to the case indeed so so now what happens next how soon can we see a face in justice in peru. well it's unlikely that we will see a little arriving in peru quite soon because foreign minute deputy foreign minister . has just said that he will remain in custody until friday and then he will go to court in the us in california where he will the judge will decide whether to remains in custody during the extradition process or he goes free he face a bail and he waits in the united states for the extradition to happen experts are
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already saying that the extradition can last one year or so before one year like unlikely to see to live here but his lawyer has just said that of course they will fight back thank you very much money on santas in lima for us well politicians worldwide have been linked to the bribery scandal the brazilian multinational admitted guilt and cash for contracts corruption scandal and more than half of the countries in latin america the company has helped pay for election campaigns and to boost the careers of politicians and return for lucrative construction projects this scandal has brought down politicians throughout latin america including brazil ecuador and colombia for proving presidents have been tainted that includes a man garcia who committed suicide in april us police came to arrest him over bribery allegations he had denied any wrongdoing. has admitted paying almost $13000000.00 in bribes and peruse since 2004 well eric
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farnsworth is the vice president of the council of the americas and joins us now live from washington thank you for your time so can you explain to us how far reaching we've had a quick run through but how far reaching the scandal is and how much it exposes the kind of corruption there is in latin american governments. well thanks very much for having me on again you know the tentacles of the of the british investigation and scandals have really literally reached throughout latin america you named any number of countries there are others you could have named as well then as well as certainly cuba there have been allegations in mexico about some of these issues and they go right to the top of some of these countries and what it's done is that it's not just impacted the people who have been accused of corruption obviously but it is also impacted the willingness of the people the voters to continue to support many of their elected officials and some would say have led directly through recent
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elections to the election of outsider candidate who are elected based on their claims to be not corrupt that is something that i think voters have increasingly been sympathetic to and it is driving elections now across the region so the implications of this are very very broad and very deep and therefore peruvian president landed at the ledo has been arrested and is likely to be extra day how significant is this. i think it's a really significant event on any number of levels one is and your correspondent was already talking about it now there are several former peruvian leaders who are either under suspicion or indeed oligarchy a killed himself before he could go to trial these are tragedies of human level but it does show that peru has been deeply impacted by this and. that the united states in some way is cooperating with peru which i think is a positive thing but you know there is an upside to this as well and i think that shows that justice may be delayed but it does seem to be
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a work in and the peruvian people i think are determined to root it out of their system the current president some routine this guy ran on the summit of the americas just over one year ago rich was really focused on and i corruption so i think these issues are increasingly being seen seriously and people are turning to the justice systems to try to address them and i think that's the proper way to go and that the fact that this is being addressed how does this work with the current governments in lots in america where it's known that corruption is endemic and part of the system is this likely to act as a deterrent in any way. well that's the hope of many people of course impunity has been something that observers have complained about for many years in the latin american context and if you think that your activities are going to be exposed and you're going to be sanctioned for doing them then you're probably less likely to commit those activities going forward in the same is true with corruption to the
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extent that people are held to account that justice is done and it should have a deterrent effect on future leaders of the sort but there is a long way to go each country is different the systems of justice in each country is different and some have a greater impact than others i don't think we'll ever root out corruption from latin america or any country for that matter including the united states but the truth of the matter is people are trying to take steps to address it and i think that that will continue thank you very much eric finds for thank you for your time and your insight. cut there has confirmed that a missile seized in italy once belonged to its military the weapon was discovered during raids on suspected neo nazis qatar says it bought the missile 25 years ago but it had since sold it to another nation although it has been in the country a joint investigation by qatar in italy along with a 3rd country has now begun. iran says its ballistic missile program is
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not open for negotiation with anyone or any country that contradicts comments from the u.s. secretary of state mike pompei is that iran is prepared to talk about its missiles earlier president donald trump said a lot of progress has been made with iran and that he was not pushing for regime change tensions between the u.s. and iran escalated last year of to washington withdrew from the 2015 nuclear agreement. meanwhile iran's supreme leader has spoken for the 1st time on u.k. seizure of an iranian tanker near job alter there's a grace one tanker was detained earlier last this month and the move has raised tensions between iran and western powers because. the vicious british government committed piracy in a top down ship they commit crimes and legalize it they're trying to legitimize this maritime robbery these lawmaker public will not leave such vicious acts without a response. the u.s. president has insisted he's working to find a solution with turkey over the sale of the f.
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35 fighter jets donald trump says the u.s. is in what he called a tough situation that's after turkey bought a russian air defense system washington had threatened sanctions over the purchase a trump has been reluctant to impose them so far the u.s. is concerned that russia would have access to converts military information if turkey acquired both systems what happens is we have a situation where turkey is very good with us. and we are now telling turkey that because you have really been forced to buy another missile system we're not going to sell you the f. 35 inches it's a very tough situation that they're in and it's a very tough situation that we've been placed in you know. with all of that said we're working through it we'll see what happens but it's not really fair. a new york police officer whose actions helped spark
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a national movement against police brutality will not face charges for killing a black man he was trying to arrest the u.s. justice department made the announcement on tuesday 5 years after the death of farrah garner kristen salumi has more. that's. officer daniel panta layo was caught on video putting eric garner in a choke hold that led to his death police were attempting to arrest darren on charges of illegally selling blue cigarettes. to going to see if the agent but after what was described as an exhaustive review the department of justice decided the evidence did not meet the high bar required to bring civil rights charges against the officer when we evaluated all of those actions and why his training and experience mr gardner. actions to resist arrest and the duration and escalating nature of the interaction we determined that was
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insufficient evidence garners family and their supporters were quick to have jacked but years ago my son said. it today we came. because they have let us down. those words i can't breathe became a rallying cry for the black lives matter movement against police brutality after garners death in 2014 bringing thousands to the street in protest. the mayor of new york issued a statement expressing disappointment with the justice department's decision but clearly that wasn't enough for activists and members of eric garners family who gathered outside city hall demanding that the mayor now fire officer panda leo while panta layo won't face criminal charges he could still face disciplinary action by the new york police department but the department is known for protecting
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its officers. u.s. attorney william barr a trouble point he approved the decision not to charge panta layo a fact that was not lost on activists and local politicians it's a pretty clearly to communities of color. which on the mystery of the show and yet again they don't give a damn about those protesters are again vowing to hit the streets in a country where race relations are already strained and a city where the mare is running for president as a democrat the pressure to act will be intense kristen salumi al jazeera new york. douglas sloan is the senior leader and that's america's oldest civil rights group he says police officers across the u.s. need a complete retraining on how to deal with communities of color. well i think the message that's being sent out in particular by the u.s. justice department is that black lives don't matter this was
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a this was caught on tape this was ruled by the new york medical examiner examiner to be in a legally placed chokehold on eric garner eric garner died from compression of the neck and we all saw this we all saw what happened and not only did the grand jury decline to indict or bring charges but also now we have the department of justice that declining to bring federal charges and declining bring civil rights charges william barr came down and broke the log jam and decided that there would be no frederick's civil rights charges brought against officer pants alayo so i think this sends a very clear message because this is not the only incident of excessive force used by the new york city police department nor by police departments across the country we need a whole sale. retraining and of
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police departments across the country about how to deal with communities of color we are seeing this time and time again disparate treatment of blacks and other minorities at the hands of the police it is unacceptable we have to make a fundamental change in how our law enforcement agencies in departments police our communities a palestinian man has died in an israeli jail a palestinian rights group says it's as a result of medical negligence they say the 31 year old is being held in solitary confinement following his arrest in a raid last month. now every year tens of thousands of mobile phones are stolen in the mexican capital and it's become such a huge problem that the government's been forced to act on autopilot has this report from mexico city. or are. there but.
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this video is of a robbery taking place inside a commuter bus in mexico city in less than a minute everyone on board has already handed over their phones to armed men robberies like these have become exceedingly common in the city with mobile phones and other personal electronics being the top prize for thieves in response the city government has launched a new initiative to stop the sale of stolen phones at street markets look at this and we're in the end if you miss that and that by leaving them with a you barely look at this is a government call center that handles everything from missing persons to suicide prevention recently they've been tasked with assisting robbery victims in blocking their stolen phones you can also register your device using its unique number one recommendation they give toward reducing cell phone is for people to stop buying stolen phones those thoughts having was in the street or here in des city we all know that when you go to the market you can buy a phone without a box and without a receipt and where do you think it came from you don't have to be
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a genius to know that these are probably stolen phones. while the new measure seeks to punish the sale of stolen phones at street markets most actually end up at indoor elec tronics markets like this one t.v. cameras however are not welcome inside. we're not allowed to film where secondhand electronics are sold so we're going to have to hide the camera and go undercover you can find just about anything you're looking for here it's an open secret that most of these goods are stolen. one. i asked one vendor if i could get into any legal trouble for my purchase he guaranteed me there would be no problem. ironically there were several police officers present some of them doing a bit of shopping themselves critics of the new measure say authorities are going after the wrong people but they only back them any i think this is a populist policy that will only have an impact in the media there of
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a questionable as speaks for god in the policies such as banning the sale of stolen funs street markets as if that is the only place you can buy one more than 5000 people registered their mobile devices with the city within the 1st week of service authorities estimate that 2000 cell phones are stolen every day in mexico city alone many are now opting to purchase a 2nd dummy phone just in case of a robbery and it happen oh i just see to mexico city. it's exactly 50 years since the start of the apollo mission. to the moon for the 1st time astronaut michael collins returned to the exact spot where he was launched into space along with neil armstrong and buzz aldrin on july 16th 1969 strong who took the 1st small step on the moon died in 2012 the space suit he wore is back on display after restoration and it was of unveiled by the u.s. president vice president mike pence it kicks off a week of celebrations paulo's 11 voyage.
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and 13 year.
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well again it's now time for a round up of the sports and here is far thanks very much final major of the year the open championship returns to northern ireland for the 1st time in almost 7 decades the game's top players are gathering at the royal portrush course ahead of
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the tournaments which begins on thursday harder woods will be aiming for his 1st open win since 2006 for russia last hosted the event in 1951 the security situation in the country meant a return was off limits for many years northern irish player and former champion darren clarke will strike the tournaments opening tee shot bombs are going off quite frequently and you know a lot of people don't foresee a happy heavy penalty for being in the wrong place at the wrong time but that was that was our life back there at that stage. you know you think about. about stage when everything was going on whether we were ever going to have a tournament such as this you know it was beyond the realms of possibility just was never going to happen now woods hasn't played a competitive round of golf since the u.s. open 4 weeks ago after winning the masters at the start of this year the 43 year old metz his form and fitness isn't where he'd like it to be. it's not quite not
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quite as sharp as i'd like to have it right now my touch around a greens is right where where i need to have it. i still need to get the ball sheep to go a little bit better than i am right now. especially with the weather coming in and the wind winds are going to be changing francesco molinari is the defending champion for the 100 and 48th edition of golf's oldest major tournament he became the 1st italian to win the clare and jug trophy with his success in scotland 12 months ago i'm well aware of the challenges and you know it is a lot of you know it's capable this week of winning the trophy and. yet all i can do updates do my best try to. put up a good defense and be in contention i'm somebody rafael benitez has suffered his 1st loss in the chinese super league the spaniard now coaches dillion yes after
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stepping down as manager of english premier league side newcastle on tuesday he watched his team lose for want to get shout every ground result follows be the test overseeing 2 victories. neymar has returned to training at p.s.g. for the 1st time since his unscheduled absence from the club side released this footage of the brazilian striker arriving for pre-season training a week late he wants to leave the french champions and p.s.g. who said he can go with an acceptable offer comes in neymar was signed for a world record feat of 250000000 dollars 2 years ago a few weeks ago paul pogba said he was ready for a new challenge away from manchester united or the club's record signing is still at united and is with the squad in australia head of a pre-season game against english 2nd tier team leeds we're going to have a strong team would players who want to give everything. there's always rumors
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speculations about money and i could play a sport when the league starts buttoned down and stick together as a team for my lines welterweight world champion amir khan claims he and manny pacquiao have signed a deal to fight each other khan picked up a lower tear it championship when he beat billy in jeddah last week a briton who has suffered 5 losses in 34 bout says the showdown could happen in november in riyadh back arrow is set to fight keith thurman on saturday in the 40 year old's publicist denies any deal to fight khan has been made and if i can be back in saudi arabia again it's going to be in riyadh this time. and it's going to be a hopefully it could be the money park your fight we have both signed and i got the fight is done for this pastas fight on the weekend then we go into all fight if not there will be a debacle plans like said money pack your all the best on this weekend's fight. has
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won his maiden soakaway braley title in china long with french navigator matthew bunn mal completed a clean sweep of stage wednesday secure the victory so quiet adds to the 48 year old's 3 dakar rally wins including the latest 2019 addition. at the emmys most valuable player piano city to pose showed us that basketball and baseball just don't mix when walking buck started to batting practice with the new york yankees but looked a little out of place holding a bat the 24 year old who says he'd never touched a baseball before probably won't need to learn any time soon a green foreign players already been touted as the favorite to be the league m.v.p. next season. ok and that is all your sport for now more later. and that is it from me it's been good to have your company and good to have you with us don't go away though i'll be back in just a moment with more of the day's news.
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