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verdicts about to be how they're down on the former sudanese president omar bashir in the 1st trial over his near 30 year reign. when i'm come out santa maria with the world news from al-jazeera anger is growing in an indian state over the controversial citizenship law that excludes muslims. today. day pushing the president to the brink of impeachment a vote by the hands of representatives is now set for next week. and the u.n. accuses chile of using excessive force with some anti-government protesters killed
and others left with severe eye injuries. so sudan's former president omar al bashir is in court in khartoum where a judge is to deliver the verdict in the 1st of several trials over his knee and 30 year rule bashir is facing charges of corruption on the illegal possession of foreign currency remember he was overthrown in april after the months of demonstrations this case in particular centers on the suitcases found isn't in his home which was filled with multiple currencies worth more than one $130000000.00 she denies any wrongdoing and says much of the money was a gift from the saudi crown prince mohammed bin salma hit morgan in a cartoon with the latest developments what's happening this morning.
hebert's come on here can you hear me. she count ok we're going to reestablish communications with him or going to come back to him because we are waiting for that decision to come down from the judge in khartoum in the meantime north korea says it has conducted another crucial test of its long range rocket facility state t.v. released stays pictures of leader kim jong il in overseeing the test at the launching station near the border with china this is the 2nd test at that site in just under a week and comes just ahead of the year end deadline which north korea gave to the u.s. to drop its insistence on unilateral denuclearization the taliban is claiming responsibility for an attack in afghanistan where the defense ministry says 9 soldiers were killed on friday it was in cut about district and in the province several other attacks were also carried out there the un mission in afghanistan says 10 civilians were killed in one of them.
now u.s. house panel has recommended the impeachment of president donald trump another crucial step in the process that's divided congress and the nation the full house of representatives is expected to vote in favor of impeachment at some point next week this report is from our white house correspondent kimberly halkett. another foreign visit to the white house overshadowed by domestic politics as the president of paraquat i sat and comfortably in the oval office u.s. president donald trump railed against the democrats push to impeach him in congress for his dealings with ukraine's president it's a witch hunt it's a sham it's a hoax nothing was done wrong 0 was done wrong it's a scam it's something that shouldn't be allowed and it's a very bad thing for a country and you are trivializing impeachment and i tell you what someday there
will be a democrat president and it will be a republican house and i suspect they're going to remember that objection the committee has adjourned. but democrats argue trump abused his presidential powers for political gain the house judiciary committee voted to approve 2 articles of impeachment against president trump the vote along party lines allege trump withheld military aid in order to pressure ukraine to dig up dirt on a political rival former vice president joe biden trumps also accused of obstructing congressional oversight into the matter for the 3rd time in a little over a century and a half the house judiciary committee has voted articles of impeachment against the president for abuse of power. and obstruction of congress a vote to officially of ph trump is expected next week in the house of representatives he'll become just the 3rd president in u.s.
history to be impeached trump was visibly angry following approval of the charges against him lashing out at those he believes have done him wrong like the woman overseeing the impeachment house speaker nancy pelosi she's a liar and others a dishonest fake media tolerable f.b.i. people crooked hillary a fighting mood morphing into strategy spotted on the white house campus on friday trucks personal attorney and ally rudolph giuliani it's a signal trump is pushing to call witnesses and expand the impeachment process he says has been politically biased against him even as the republican leader mitch mcconnell is pushing for a swift trial in the senate i think they're giving the signal that this is really just a show trial that senator mcconnell knows where the votes are and knows how this is going to come out and he wants to have a very short proceeding so that they can move past this quickly but for in a tory asli thinskinned president the personal humiliation of
a looming impeachment in the house of representatives appears to have only intensified donald trump's desire to fight back in the u.s. senate in an attempt to clear his name can really help get al jazeera the white house let's take you back to our top story now the verdicts which we are waiting for in the 1st trial against former sudanese president omar al bashir him organ in cotton bring us up to date. well the judge in this trial has been speaking for over an hour now and has been outlining the various charges against the former president obama and what what action will be taken if he is indeed found guilty now he also mentioned that the defense team had in one of the trials mentioned that. that the lawyers who have basically filed a charge against the ousted president are not neutral and that they are biased and
that they support the forces of change correlation that is the coalition that has been leading protests against the former president and which eventually led to his ousting in april so they just spoke on that and he said that he finds that those judges are indeed neutral and that they do have valid charges against the former president and that that is what is what they are looking into what they have looked into and which of verdict will be issued now let's remember that there are other charges facing the president he's been charged in may for inciting and killing protesters since the demonstrations began in december and just a few days ago he was interrogated for overthrowing a democratically elected government when he came to power in mind $189.00 so even if we do hear a verdict today and sentencing for charges against charges of corruption illicit illicit financial gain and possession of foreign currency there are other charges that the president is going to be facing in the coming days. later hopefully when we get that verdict in sudan to india now where the main opposition congress party
is holding a rally against the government over a controversial new citizenship law the adoption of the new law has led to protests across the country it creates a path to citizenship for 6 minority religious groups from neighboring countries but not muslims rahman in new delhi where we saw reports a couple of hours ago the big protests in our sun but this is now turning into. more widespread movement. yes it is indeed the congress party opposition parties as well as civil society groups of called for a day of protests calling it save india we're seeing protests in other states not just here in the federal capital of new delhi around the lid on this sort of open ground where many protests in the past. seem to you might say go against the
government to be j.p. led many protests here in their day where they were the opposition and what you see behind me kemal is a steady stream of people going back and forth from the location lots of flag waving lots of a drum speech saying lots of people in fancy dress all basically saying that we need to save india from a government that is taking it down the path against the constitution what they mean is of course as you say the citizen amendment which of course. taters for those who are hindus from neighboring countries may get to citizenship here those. 'd disenfranchised people that don't have the paperwork lots of shots are going on that don't have the paperwork don't have their identity papers that have generations of their own family living here born here in india now under threat about their very existence where they might go there are other demonstrations come for early on in the week in west bengal but the band the g. the head of the trinamool congress party is expected to hold large rallies as they
will in kerala and in punjab so hold the the citizenship i mean it's a law and i was going to say it's a bill it is in place as a law but does it face any further problems going forward other than these protests . but i think the biggest problem or hurdle for the government going forward it's even though this is now in shrine didn't law and it comes from new delhi it has to now. we implemented it over $35.00 states across india how that will be implemented is up to the regional states they have to show they have legally implemented it but what you might have for example is a watering down of the criteria that people need to prove that they are in india and all prove that the several generations at least 3 generations of the family have lived here pre 971 old of that grey area has still to be ironed out but when
you have such their limbs antagonism towards this act from states like punjab which are about a very large sikh community carolina has a large christian community in the west bengal which of course has about a large hindu. majority but also that you know but the damage he appeals to the muslim community is well and the sentiments of those that community that feels under threat at the moment is a nation wide consensus not be speaking to people here generally they think that the bill will be challenges that bring both us but the congress party spokesman who has also said that they are taking this to the supreme court that report later in the day the fight has just begun really as far as the opposition are concerned it will be interesting to see how the government reacts of these sorts of demonstrations gatherings as aggressively india sees local elections in
various states and whether it resonates in terms of the policies that are coming out of new delhi or whether but a few people on the ground ok so how raman in new delhi thank you. still ahead if you want i'll just hear and maybe insights now the china signed a tentative deal to ease the new year long trade war with the united states and protesters in madrid denounce the climate change summit is a failure as the stalled talks go into overtime. hello again it's good to have you back well it is looking quite nice here across the northern part of south eastern asia and terms of the rainfall across luzon over here towards vietnam as well not looking too bad for manila you can be seeing a partly cloudy day with the temperature of 31 we are going to be seeing an increase of rain all the way down here across indonesia that means the java also
into bali as we go from sunday as well as into monday a lot of heavy rain across much of that area well as we make our way down here towards australia we have been dealing with a heat wave a very bad he wave across much of western australia politically down here in perth where temperatures over the last few days have been reaching into the high thirty's into the low forty's in some situations i want to show the forecast as we go through the rest of the weekend we're finally going to be getting a break still under clear skies that doesn't help the scenario course very sunny during the day 40 degrees is what we expect to see here on sunday but by the time we get towards monday we do expect to see you come down in terms of the temperature but it's still going to be well above average for this time of year 35 degrees for parts of purse adelaide we do expect to see a warm day for you at $35.00 and also over here towards melbourne it is going to be about $26.00 degrees here and then very quickly across the north and south island it is a look for more rain across the area with christchurch attempt a few of $22.00 degrees.
on counting the cost of the i.m.f. loan tax cuts for big businesses at the stairs even. paul is just the perfect cocktail for street protests speak to the vice president of ecuador plus candy as cash crunch the competition lining up to take netflix is. counting the cost on al-jazeera. so these are the top stories this hour on al-jazeera verdict is expected soon in
the corruption trial of sudan's former leader. he was overthrown in april after months of demonstrations soldiers then found suitcases in his home stuffed with different currencies worth more than $130000000.00 north korea says it's conducted another crucial test at its long range rocket facility the 2nd test at that site in just under a wait talks between north korea and the u.s. have been stalled over pyongyang's nuclear program. and india's main opposition congress party is organizing a rally against the government over a controversial new citizenship law that excludes muslims the adoption of the bill that led to protests across the country it creates a path citizenship for 6 minority religious groups but not muslims. now just days before the u.s. china trade war was about to intensify the 2 economic giants of struck an interim deal the trumpet ministration has called off the next round of tariffs that would you just saw on sunday and said it's going to reduce levies in return china has
agreed to buy more american farm products and to ease rules on u.s. companies accessing its markets katrina you has this report on the likely effect on one major chinese manufacturing hub. a christmas wonderland in southeast china bias from all over the world come to this market city the festive season decorations. but this year it's not married bright vendors here say the trade with the united states is bad for business. business is good is it used to be there more and more and fewer and fewer buyers i can barely make a living. but christmas has arrived early for these suppliers with chinese and u.s. negotiators announcing they will sign what's called a phase one deal soon delaying extra tariffs on $156000000000.00 worth of chinese products including christmas trees tinsel and
a range of other goods however sworn any agreement is only a temporary truce not an end to the trade war they might be able to reach a mild as small trade deal but in terms of the stuff really want the u.s. really want china to get rid of the. od to create a leveling playground for foreign companies this is not going to happen anytime soon for many chinese manufacturers expected agreement is likely to be too little too late extra duties imposed earlier this year some as high as 25 percent have already forced many factories to scale down production and fire stuff these workers have been on edge since the trade war began and with good reason the bicycle industry is one of the worst affected by an increase in tariffs and this back to the ice on american law is seen by. lay goods supplied bicycles to major u.s. retailers including wal-mart and says
a rise in tires has caused sales to drop by about 20 percent we are sold. i was just told this person must still hear what you want to see how the person was going to do this here because this is a 1st year for christmas or is that for the purpose of her. in order to keep going during difficult times this bicycle maker is relocating some production to cambodia and the asia back in many suppliers have already started moving their focus away from the u.s. towards new markets in the middle east and africa. winter lasts a few months but chinese exporters expect the children between beijing and washington to remain for many christmases to come. between e.u. al-jazeera even china or analysts say the deal falls well short however of what donald trump wanted when the dispute began 2 years ago is alan fischer in
washington there explaining why the president's administration does still see it as a victory. the white house says that this is a significant and important agreement donald trump himself says it's a phenomenal deal they've been talking about this for a very long time you remember it was back at the beginning of last year that donald trump said that trade wars are good and easy too when there have been discussions which came almost came to a deal but then fell away no the united states says it has a 9 chapter 1st stage agreement with the chinese that covers important issues such as tech transfer intellectual property theft opening up china's financial incomes the markets to outsiders namely the united states and also the seal of agricultural produce donald trump sees that as very important farmers have struggled a lot because of the talents that were imports but he sees the farming community of the center of the united states as very much his base his heartland and so as we approach an election year he is very keen to address their concerns the most
important thing this deal deals with is the targets that were due to be imposed on sunday they know essentially go away but there are still tariffs on chinese goods coming into the united states about 25 percent on $250000000000.00 worth of goods and 7.5 percent or $120000000000.00 worth of goods those type of will start to come off as china starts to meets the requirements that they have agreed to the u.s. supreme court has agreed to hear president trump's appeals in cases relating to his finances trump is trying to block the release of bank records tax returns and other documents they are sort by democrats in congress as well as a prosecutor in new york who's investigating allegations of corruption in trump's real estate business trump's lawyers say it's all just part of efforts to dig up dirt on the president. protesters have rejected the results of algeria its
presidential election which was won by a former prime minister many say bill madjid as part of the long ruling corrupt establishment but he's offering talks with the demonstrators as nicolas cage reports. it was an election the majority of algerians didn't want and an outcome it seems rejected by many. tens of thousands rallied across the country as the results of the presidential election were announced i didn't measure it but abdul majid to born received just over $4900000.00 votes achieving a total of 58.15 percent of the vote this. abdel majid tbone is a former prime minister of algeria both men who held that position before and after him were found guilty of corruption he served during the 20 year rule of president abdelaziz bouteflika who resigned in the face of mass demonstrations in i am of
course you know you are at the point of the national he does not represent us neither do the other 4 candidates we said no to elections with all those who are part of the former regime and we do not agree with what is happening so we. can i stretch my hand to the protesters to begin a serious dialogue for algeria i thank the protesters as they have helped to bring democracy back into the country. with less than 40 percent of the $24000000.00 eligible voters turning out and millions describing the election as a ch'an the new leader will likely have a difficult job ahead of him one thing remains sure to one that is not going to have any true reagan any religious legitimacy and these will would him and there are a lot of fresh air yesterday from the people who had been escaping get in their demands and asking for more and more and pressure and their community to reach brought him
to power. the military backed interim government was hoping the outcome would end months of protests demonstrators demanded widespread political were fooled with none in sight so far they're unlikely to accept the election results nicolas cage al jazeera. the leader of hezbollah hopes a new prime minister of lebanon will be named on monday protesters though continue to block roads and rally in the capital beirut and other cities weeks of demonstrations against poverty and corruption forced prime minister saad hariri to resign back in october as well as house another all of us as the next government must include all political factions to tackle the worst economic crisis in decades . a french aid group says 4 workers have been killed in one action against hunger as they were among 6 staff kidnapped and july near the town of bam a sock in northeast nigeria where boko haram fighters and other groups operate one
humanitarian worker was killed in september and appeals are now being made for the release of the remaining hostage. the french president emmanuel micron is pushing ahead with pension reforms despite a 10 day nationwide strike by transport workers travellers on the paris metro and the t.g.v. fast trains are being warned to expect serious weekend delays although normal busts and tram services are running 300 kilometer long traffic jam surrounded paris on thursday opponents of the president's modernization plan say employees will have to work longer for smaller pensions the un has accused chile of seriously violating the human rights of anti-government protesters investigators have detailed what they describe as unlawful killing torture sexual abuse and excessive force and are also urging the government to end the indiscriminate use of lead pellets and tear gas which have left around $350.00 people with severe eye injuries though says it's
still investigating in this this report is premature and thousands of chileans continue their protests against the government despite the crackdown a latin america editor alysia newman has more from a rally in santiago. this demonstration from the presidential palace protest against the shocking number of chileans who have been shot in the eyes in many cases blinded by riot police hit either by rubber pellets or by clear gas canisters and that is just run. that isn't clued in the latest human rights report issued by the united nations the charges include rape sexual abuse illegal detentions torture little list especially of excessive use of force by the riot police. the report they are putting on a presentation that says that their eyes will be the eyes of those who can no
longer see a. bright policeman shot at me but pellicano directly to face it short range and burst open my left eye that i am struggling for a cup of my life my mother might take care of his blind and now we only have one good eye between the 2 of us. this is the 3rd human rights report against chile in less than one month this time the government was prepared just before the un report was released the director of the police announced that 4 police generals including the head of special forces and could a public order or cop as it's called here working they go into early retirement they've announced a total restructuring of special forces new training new order cannons and tear gas trucks and now even the new names of the special forces. think that the problem here is of leadership and even active members of the police force and retired generals are saying that the time is well overdue to replace general mind your own
house however the president is refusing to do it the u.n. climate talks in spain which was supposed to end on friday is still going on protesters showed their anger at the lack of protest at the cup $25.00 summit in madrid negotiate a struggle to agree on emissions reduction targets delegates can't decide how much money poorer countries should receive to cope with the impact of climate change britain's prime minister's urging national healing to begin over brags that in those days general election boris johnson led the ruling conservative party to its largest parliamentary majority since the 1980 s. on the other side jeremy coleman says he won't be leading the opposition labor party into another election after his heavy defeat and e.u. leaders they want some clarity from the u.k. as soon as possible but are ready for more talks on a trade deal in britain they say. well there's the conservatives who had a good election night the scottish national party the s.n.p. made huge gains strengthening calls for another vote on scottish independence and
in barber with this from edinburgh i think she's almost certainly the most popular politician north of the border now scottish nationalist party leader nicolas sturgeon is calling on boris johnson to grant scotland a referendum next year on breaking away from the u.k. . so to the prime minister let me be very clear this is not simply a demand that i or the s.n.p. are making it is the rate of the people of scotland and you as the leader of a defeated party in scotland have no rate to stand in the we. this was stooges reaction as the s.n.p. took the seat of joe swinson the liberal democrat leader with 48 of scotland's 59 seats in the westminster parliament they say the message to london could have been clearer. but in the scottish capital already home to the devolved parliament not everyone agrees that another independence vote is now more likely. all over under
left. so. i think you're i think you are quite on a still start punishing scotland s.n.p. referendum hopefully happens a stamen. when scotland held a public vote on independence 5 years ago the result was a clear no but in 20 sixteen's breaks it referendum 62 percent of scottish votes were to remain with a no deal breaks at the end of next year still a possibility the s.n.p. says it's fighting to protect scotland's economic interests she says she's got a clear mandate for a fresh independence referendum and nicolas sturgeon is determined to make the most of her moments but just how much leverage will she have over boris johnson this expert says while in the short term little will change the direction of travel is clear the certainty would come after the scottish parliament elections in 2021 with the really difficult for a u.k. government to continue insisting a new referendum but i think it does show is a stark difference between scotland and england so boris johnson's conservative
party last m.p.'s in scotland but again them in england and i think it just highlights that stark difference between the political directions of 2 countries are going in. these are troubled times for the united kingdom we still don't know how close a relationship it will have with the european union scottish nationalists hoping that uncertainty will play to their. al-jazeera. the headlines for you this hour on al-jazeera and we are expecting a verdict very soon in the corruption trial of sudan's former leader ahmed al bashir he was overthrown back in april after months of demonstrations soldiers found suitcases in his home with different currencies worth more than $130000000.00 bashir claims no wrongdoing and says much of the money was a gift from the saudi crown prince mohammed bin salman north korea has conducted what it says is another crucial test of its long range rocket facility it is the
2nd test at the site in just under a week talks between north korea and the u.s. have been stalled over pyongyang's nuclear program india's main opposition congress party is organizing a rally against the government over a controversial new citizenship law that excludes muslims the adoption of the bill has led to protests across the country a u.s. house panel has recommended president donald trump be impeached the full house of representatives is now expected to vote in favor of impeachment at some point in the coming week but in the meantime the u.s. and china have announced an interim trade agreement halting new tariffs the u.s. was due to impose on chinese exports and return china has promised to buy more american farm products a french aid group says 4 workers have been killed in nigeria action against hunger says they were among 6 staff kidnapped in july near the town of dhamma sock it is in northeast nigeria where boko haram fighters and other groups operate one
humanitarian worker was killed in september and appeals are being made for the release of the remaining hostage. and the french president emmanuel micron is pushing ahead with pension reforms despite a 10 day nationwide strike by transport workers travellers on the paris metro and the t.g.v. trains are being warned to expect serious weekend delays although normal bus and tram services are running opponents of the president's modernization plan say employees will have to work longer and in return will get smaller pensions. news hour and 25 minutes with the next it's a dream with counting the cost. of the moment in time. snapshots of other lives. providing the clips into someone else's one. witness on al-jazeera.
hello i'm adrian finnegan this is counting the cost on al-jazeera a weekly look at the world of business and economics this week at i.m.f. load tax cuts for big business and a sterile city for the poorest the perfect cocktail the street protests we speak to the vice president of resource rich with all the cash crunch in kenya east africa's largest economy can't pay its bills will it need to ask the i.m.f. for help and the king of streaming is about to face a multi-billion dollar onslaught from the likes of apple and disney will find out if netflix can hold on to its number one spot. weeks of violent street process were brought to a halt in ecuador in mid october after the president walked back on a stair a scene that has led to marino withdrew the international monetary fund backed agreement to increase fuel.