tv Al Jazeera English Newshour LINKTV May 10, 2019 5:00pm-6:01pm PDT
announcer: t this is al jajazee. ♪ >> this is the newshour, live from london. in the next 60 minutes, united havens says houthi rebels agreed to pull out of three ports in yemen. trade talks between china and the u.s. and early after president trump says he is in no hurry to strike a deal. the arrest of juan guaido's deputy sparks fears of a crackdown on the venezuelan
opposition. and around 180 countries agree on a deal that aims to reduce the amount of plastic washed into the world's oceans. ♪ 0 after -- >> after three years away from play, roger federer's bid is ended in the quarterfinals. ♪ welcome to the program. our top story, the u.n. says yemen houthi rebels have agreed to withdraw forces from three key ports over the next four days, an -- a move needed to pave the way for political negotiations to end the war. the iran-backed rebels will start withdrawing saturday from three ports. houthi rebels and saudi uae backed rebels are -- had
initially promised to withdraw forces in january of this year but that never happened. the u.n. says the pullout would be the first practical step on the ground since the agreement has been reached but it was stressed that the rebels must follow through with the redeployment. our diplomatic editor joins us live from the u.n. in new york. the redeployment of houthi forces was a crucial part of the agreement in stockholm, but there were disagreements over interpretations of it. have they reached an understanding? to have reached an understanding, but it is too early to say whether this is actually a breakthrough. in december, deal that is almost six months ago, said the houthi should do this, and six months on they have it done it yet. they now say they are going to do it just a few hours from now,
redeploying until may 14. it is no coincidence the next meeting of the un security council is on may 15 security council is putting a great deal of pressure on the houthis, and i think losing some patience with the houthis. the processes at some risk, because the u.n. having made this announcement, there is a big problem if the houthis don't do it this time. it could collapse the whole process. there are also problems of what happens next in the data -- in the territory where the houthis withdraw from. reports say it is going to be local security forces. that is problematic. members of the security council are discussing the idea of u.n. monitors perhaps going in as advisors to some of those local security forces, to take command of the situation. that, at this stage, is just an idea. it is not in any way agreed by
anyone at this stage. remember, too, that we are talking only about the deal for not a widerrts, political solution for yemen. there has been some talk about future negotiations on this, even venues mentioned, for example germany or kuwait, but i think it is worth putting this in context. it has taken the houthis the best part of six months to get near to withdrawing from the port. they also control large swaths of the north of yemen, including na'a.apital, san a saudi ship has sailed to france without picking up french weapons but it left for spain after inspectors tried to have it cargo declared illegal.
violates arms treaties. paul brennan reports. paul: the ship at the center of the latest saudi controversy spent thursday at anchor at the edge of french waters. the ship waited to enter port to load its cargo of french weapons destined for the saudi military. in paris, two separate human rights groups launched a legal challenge is to try to have the shipment declared illegal. 100 demonstrators assembled to take direct action to prevent the ship docking. [french spoken] >> the war in yemen is a physical war. if we come of the french citizens, do not act and don't try to stop arms sales, we will be accessories to this business. we don't want to be in this situation.
paul: the four-year war in yemen has displaced more than 3 million people. airstrikes by saudi-led coalition forces have killed tens of thousands of civilians. several european countries never refused to sell arms to the saudis because of that. france says it received guarantees from the saudis. >> the majority of the arms that have been sold are used within the territory or at the border. nevertheless, i would like to say here that what we reiterated was a guarantee for them not to be used against civilian populations. a position human rights groups say is untenable. >> we can't trust those words because the story keeps changing. we were told the arms were only used for defensive purposes. all of a sudden, we are being told, we never said there were never french weapons being used in weapons -- were used in proof thatidn't have the weapons were used to kill
civilians. so the french word is gibberish. paul: the ship departed without its controversial cargo. the vessel got underway before 10:00 gmt friday, heading not for le havre but for the spanish part of santander. has the shipment and cancel or is theeen canceled or french government going to send it via a different route? >> talked and a trade war between china and washington have come to an end with no breakthrough. chinese negotiators left much sooner than expected a few hours ago after president donald trump hiked aerosonic chinese imports and said he was in no harry for a deal. aaron fisher reports. aaron: donald trump says the deal was close until the chinese broke it so he imposed new tariffs he believes will lead to a better deal. tariffs for the country are very powerful. we are the piggy bank everybody
steals from including china. aaron: the white house issued a statement saying hiking tariffs from 10% to 25% on 250 million dollars -- 250 billion dollars worth of goods means china pays money directly into the u.s. treasury. but that is not how tariffs work. they will drive up prices around 6000 items america imports from china, washington machines, the cost, the past -- is always passed onto the customer. shop dealer has added $20 to the cost of a new machine. >> we don't know how it will be perceived that china is paying for this. we are paying for it and it is being passed on to our customers. paul: one trade group says, a family of four will be paying 760 seven dollars more a year because of increased costs tariff spring. >> most politicians are familiar with what it is like -- are not
familiar with what it is like to live every day in the familiar -- in the middle class. >> you have to juggle what you can afford and a lot of people can't even do that. trump says tough negotiations bring a better deal and american manufacturing might benefit as companies turn away from high-priced chinese goods. but the chinese are retaliating. one sector it being hit -- one sector that is being hit is farming. >> when the world's two biggest economies have a problem with each other, the potential is there for the rest of the world to feel the pain. let's get more from roslyn jordan, following the story in washington. president trump is arguing that his tough approach to china is going to benefit the u.s. economy, but what has been the reaction there? correspondent: any economist asked about this says that on this point, the u.s. president
is wrong. the money that is being imposed in the form of new tariffs on chinese-made goods is not going into the u.s. treasury. it is being factored into the cost of those goods that are now being shipped from china to the of 4:01tates as a -- as gmt friday. that means the increasing that product's cost is going to be paid by the u.s. consumer. every economist asked about this during the past week has said that this very well could affect the growth of the u.s. economy, because consumer spending makes up about 70% of the u.s.'s gdp. theynsumers see products are used to buying are now much more expensive, 25 percent more expensive, they are not going to buy those products, or they are going to look harder to see if they can try to get the product made in another country.
that is rather difficult because the u.s. imports so much of its consumer goods from china. so this could very well and up having a negative impact on the u.s. economy, just as the presidential campaign season is really shifting into high gear here in the united states. anchor: that's right. president trump is bound to think that his position will help him with 2020, but what about the deal itself? there are fears of just along, all-up trade war now between the world's two largest economies. can anything be salvaged from this process that appears to have broken down? correspondent: what we have heard, there is one report suggesting that the talks themselves are not over, that there will be another meeting between u.s. and chinese trade officials in beijing. hasdata -- that date
yet to be determined. so from that sense they are still talking. and even donald trump suggested friday that he could roll back implied, tariffs, he but the question is, how soon could that happen? will u.s. and chinese negotiators be meeting once again? seem like the process has been torched whole scale, but it seems like the process of trying to get a trade deal between the two countries, something that seemed almost complete a week ago, is going to take that much longer in order to achieve. and this really does come down to whether the negotiators can somehow put aside a lot of the political rhetoric coming not just from washington, but from beijing as well, and actually work out a deal that can be
approved by their governments on both sides of the pacific. anchor: that is the challenge. thank you very much, roslyn jordan in washington. let's get the view from china now. adrian brown has this reports from beijing on reaction there to these new, higher tariffs imposed by president trump. adrian: it was just after midday beijing time when china and the united states moved closer to a full-blown trade war. not that many people seemed to notice in this busy beijing market. shoppers we spoke to say the trade war so far hasn't affected what they buy, but it has affected the way some now think about the united states. nationalist sentiment is building. >> it is america's normal practice to bully others. hegemonic countries always do this. >> when we get strong enough, america will not even think about bombing us.
adrian: he is referring to 20 years ago this week when u.s. missiles struck china's belgrade embassy during the nato bombardment of yugoslavia, killing three chinese journalists. nato called it an accident. china called it an act of war, and still does. ofe in china, it is a year political and emotionally-charged anniversaries. the most important, in october, when people mark 70 years since the foundation of the people's republic, a year in which the chinese leader has to appear strong, especially over trade. >> if you don't agree we will wipe you out. what it isna knows like to be on the losing side of a trade war. in the mid-19th century at lost to trade wars to britain, which was trying to forced britain -- which was trying to force china to buy opium. the trade war with united states
is one more concern in a critical year. >> the economic expectation is that the economy is going to be very weak, there are financial and the housing market is not particularly strong. so what we are looking at is a fragile economy and a very difficult situation from outside. adrian: they have been dismantling the old u.s. embassy in beijing. it's diplomats moved to a vast complex on the other side of the city years ago. but this week of all weeks, chinese workers began knocking down the old building, a fitting metaphor perhaps for the state of sino-u.s. relations. adrian brown, al jazeera, beijing. a former president of interpol will face trial for corruption in his native china. he is accused of abuse of power and taking bribes. he disappeared in september
during a visit to china and beijing later confirmed he was detained on suspicion of corruption. he was head of the international police organization since 2016. chinese officials say he resigned after his arrest. much more still had on the program. anger on the streets of tehran over the latest u.s. sanctions, as the revolutionary guard rejects the idea of talks with trump. ♪ we visit a state-of-the-art hospital helping palestinians who lost limbs in the gaza protest. and a brazilian star is in trouble with football authorities again. peter has the details. ♪ the u.n. says at least 65 migrants have drowned trying to reach europe from libya after their boat capsized in the mediterranean friday after encountering strong waves off
the tunisian coast. 16 people were rescued by tunisia's navy. it is the deadliest migrant boat sinking since january. meanwhile, italian authorities have seized a charity boat that rescued 30 migrants off the libyan coast. the ship was escorted to port by police after picking up the migrants from a sinking dinghy. now news from venezuela. the u.s. has imposed sanctions on two shipping companies involved in trade with the companies. the state department says the sanctions are in direct response to the arrest of an opposition member. edgar zambrano has been arrested and imprisoned on treason charges. he is accused of supporting a coup attempt by opposition leader juan guaido last week. zambrano is one of 12
politicians stripped from parliamentary immunity after glide's failed bid to topple president nicolas maduro. in the past days others have taken refuge in foreign --assies, the ventas including the italian embassy. another member of the glide though party has been in the chilean embassy since november 2017. he was stripped of his immunity. our correspondent is in the venezuelan capital of caracas, and some very interesting remarks from president nicolas maduro, speaking on state tv. teresa. : he was saying the united states has leveled sanctions onto venezuelan companies and two vessels that are taking oil to cuba.
maduro appeared on television here, defiant, challenging the united states, saying the united states is trying to overthrow him. he talked a lot about what happened on april 30, when the government says there was an attempted coup to overthrow nicolas maduro. let's not forget what the united states had to say about what happened that day. they were saying they were in touch with two of the most important men and met doro's government, the government of venezuela. one is the minister of defense and also michael moreno, the president of the supreme court in venezuela. saying he knew that the intelligence services in venezuela had been infiltrated, that the leader there had been speaking with the united states, that he is a traitor. and that he said even though the u.s. believed the supreme court president dan minister of defense were helping the u.s. and its plot in venezuela, that they were permanently loyal to
the presidency of venezuela and that there were not traders, that he trusts them completely. since april 30 a lot of people here have been wondering what really happened that day, whether important men within the administration were actually planning and plotting against nicolas maduro. maduro is keeping them in place and saying the united states has been lying these past few days. anchor: what about the opposition? there was this attempted coup that failed. what are their plans? teresa: what we have seen in the past few days is a government that has moved to, some say attack the national assembly here. members have been strict of immunity, some are hiding in the italian embassy, some are in the italian -- and the argentinian
embassy, what has led to columbia. the government has been extremely careful when dealing with juan guaido, especially since the u.s. has warned to the administration that touching him would be taken very, very seriously. still, juan guaido remains defiant, calling for protests this saturday, and the biggest challenge the opposition is facing right now is disappointment. since last january, juan guaido has been saying maduro was going to be removed and that the enormous problems venezuelans are facing today are going to start changing. but this hasn't happened and many have lost faith that juan guaido will be able to deliver on his promises. still, the opposition leader is calling people on the streets this coming saturday. anchor: thank you very much. the french government has paid tribute to two french soldiers killed during a nighttime
hostage rescue. there were among a group of soldiers deployed to rescue to missing french tourists. an american and a south korean were also rescued during the operation. here is more from paris. : thespondent french minister says this was a complex and risky operation that began last week, may 1, when these two french tourists went missing. they were on their way to wildlife park, didn't return, and the alarm was raised. guide -- their turgor -- their tour guide was later found shot dead. officials tracked the hostages and found them being held by a kidnappers north of benin.
they moved in thursday night. they were worried the hostages would be transferred to another group across the border in that would have made it more difficult to retrieve them. 20 french forces moved into the encampment in the dark, very and four oferation, the hostages were freed, two french tourists along with american that along with an american and a south korean. but in the process, sadly, two french soldiers were killed by some of the kidnappers and lost their lives. the french defense minister is saying only that the two armed groups are operational in that area, one affiliated with the islamic state and the other affiliated with al qaeda. so they suspect the kidnappers may have been linked to one of them. -- theyages returne
cost -- the hostages will return to their families this weekend. but it will be much sadder when the bodies of those two french special forces soldiers return to a terra mode -- return to a ceremony that will be attended by the french president. macron has held talks with facebook founder mark zuckerberg over more access to algorithms and wants to audit the company policy against hate speech. facebook has been heavily criticized after failing to remove footage of the christchurch attacks earlier this year. a digital rights activist said the tech giant should face higher taxes but not necessarily more regulations. >> given the toxic effect on human rights and democracy we should probably be taxing them at a much higher rate. we should probably tax them like we tax big tobacco. let's start thinking about that.
let's start think about -- thinking about taxing big tech like big tobacco. and we also have to ask what we really want. do want better censorship? do we want these organizations to become better filters of our reality? do we want the government involved in that? or do we perhaps want to start looking at alternatives where the people would have control, where the people would have ownership both their own data and would have freedom of speech? that is what i would favor more than a government intervention in censorship. ofhor: and algeria, tens thousands returned to the streets for 12 consecutive weeks protesting against what they call the ruling elite. they want key figures connected to the ousted president to relieve -- to be relieved of power. protesters are unrelenting in their demand for complete regime
change. protesters on the military force the president to step down last month. that led to multiple arrests. pro-democracy protesters ensued don are defying 45 degree heat their protest for outside army headquarters, threatening a civil disobedience campaign. they are frustrated with the military delay in handing overpower more than a month after ousting the president. military leaders are promising an agreement in six months if -- an election in six months if an agreement can't be ruled -- can't be agreed to with the opposition. -- a reduced majority in wednesday's vote, the anc has 57.7% of the vote and cannot be beaten. the nearest rival, the 20.7%.tic alliance, has the economic freedom fighters
led by a former president of the anc youth league is in third place with 10.5% of the vote. much more still had on the newshour. much-publicized ipo wasn't going according to plan. >> the olympics of the art world, find out how artists around the globe respond to the world's crises. anchor: hand a day to forget behind the wheel -- and a day to forget behind the wheel. ♪ >> spells of rain across central and eastern europe.
clouds on the satellite picture. areas of low pressure, nasty storms toward the adriatic and pushing into the ag and see -- agean c. showers in the bay of biscay, high-pressure building the next couple of days. paris,ius london and lots of clouds and rain in central west germany to the east side of the country. snowll drivee further east, over the alps, 15 or 16 celsius for london and paris by sundayay and 27 in madrid, the place to be for sunshine. intohens, showers there, italy and the balkans and across the adriatic.
on the other side of the mediterranean, lots of warm sunshine, temperatures falling back to around 23. ♪ >> welcome back. a look at our top stories. yemen says houthi rebels have made an offer to withdrawal -- to withdraw from three key ports, paving the way for possible political negotiations to end the war. talks to end a trade war between u.s. and china and in washington with no breakthrough. president trump says they were candid and constructive. italian authorities seize a rescue boat and the mediterranean as 65 migrants drowned trying to reach europe from libya.
marketsto look at how have been responding to u.s.-china trade talks ending with no deal. our correspondent is following is from new york. how did the day end there, kristin? the day ended on a surprisingly positive note. the dow jones industrial average stage a 450-point comeback -- 450-point comeback in the afternoon after president trump said talks on trade with china would continue. that was after a rough start to the day, a day that began with new tariffs imposed on $200 billion worth of chinese goods. when the president was tweeting about there being no rush to reach an agreement with china, that sent the market tumbling on what had already been a very difficult week, ever since last sunday, when the president tweeted the united states may be
increasing tariffs. the markets have had a really rough ride but by the afternoon, he was tweeting that they had constructive talks, and the market was rebounding. it has left analysts scratching their heads and warning that the strata battle could continue. and while the markets ended volatilityy, this could possibly continue. anchor: in separate developments, it has been a rocky start for uber, which was floated on the stock market on friday. it did not do as well as expected. what went wrong? >> it is a good question. uber began trading at $42 a share. that was below its initial public offering price of $45 per share. it traded 8% less.
and this was the most highly-anticipated ipo of the year. people were talking about it for a long time. it was really expected to be the big one. and it is disappointing. uber has a lot of questions to answer about its business model. it has been growing by leaps and bounds. its name is synonymous with a 63 countries around the world, 700 cities, but it has yet to make a profit. this year alone it has already lost $1 billion at it can -- as it continues to grow. there have been a lot of questions raised about that. there were strikes around the world of this week by drivers who say they are not making a good living anymore, that this business model is no good. investors also saw what happened to lyft. lyft went public in march and its stock has fallen since, it has the same issues uber is
dealing with, so investors were very, very cautious. and this has people raising questions about ipo's in general and whether investors are getting tired of these very fast-growing but not so profitable tech companies going forward. at the end of the day, the ipo valuation, the initial public offering put uber at $82 billion. it is still one of the top ipo's ever in the united states, but it is a lot lower than what people were expecting just months ago. anchor: thank you very much. we would like to bring yo more -- like to bring you more on venezuela and fears of a crackdown on opposition politicians after several were stripped of their authority. a politician who represents a neighborhood in caracas joins us on the phone.
thank you for taking time to speak with us. as we said, a number of opposition politicians have been stripped of parliamentary immunity and we know edgar zambrano has been detained. you concerned there been you more such arrests and detentions after the attempted uprising? >> thank you for having me. the deputy has lost his immunity right now. the national assembly approved it. [inaudible] this is a very difficult situation writer, -- situation right now, persecution is
escalating, but we don't have a fear of persecution. i suppose the problem for the opposition is that juan guaido did make a bold, risky his strongestng call yet for military intervention to overthrow nicolas maduro. you must have anticipated the government would react and that there would be consequences? >> yes. it is our proposal to convene an election. we want to use all the levers of powers available for a peaceful
solution. the agenda is a democratic agenda. anchor: what happens next? declared months ago he was president of the company and has made a play repeatedly to spark some sort of rebellion that would end the maduro government. but maduro remains in place and crucially, he has the backing of the military. [inaudible]
so this is a process, it is not we are of the process, looking for a democratic solution to our problems. ushor: thank you for joining this evening, angel alvarado, it deputy in the national assembly in venezuela. deputy and the national assembly in venezuela. iranian revolutionary guards have rejected president trump's offer of talks and are threatening to destroy a u.s. aircraft carrier steaming the golf. our correspondent has been witnessing anger on the streets of tehran. correspondent: a friday sermon and a chance for people to catch
up on developments in what has been a busy week, more u.s. sanctions, a growing diplomatic divide with europe and an announcement by their president to scale back iranian cooperation with the 2015 nuclear deal. the cleric speaking for the nuclear -- speaking for the supreme leader says the president should not have waited so long to do it. this action and are sure it will be successful. they united nations, the international community and the european union face a big test. radiancedent: as a protested u.s. aggression, u.s. warships sailed closer to irani -- waters -- i iranian iranian waters. protesters say the pressure campaign by the u.s. is going too far. >> because of what president trump did.
could achieve something militarily, they wouldn't go for psychological and media warfare. they would have done it by now. war is impossible. likespondent: protests these are fairly standard, people walk out of the prayer atl to the city square and the end they burned a few american flags. right now iranians have a few more reasons to be angry and a little more worried. some iranians find there is no better way to express anger toward the united states than setting a flag on fire. it has become a ritual that seems mostly for the benefit of the cameras. nearly two years of what they see as psychological and economic abuse by the trump administration's has made iranians more angry than afraid. >> note dialogue with trump.
no trump. trump is not good. correspondent: while donald trump continues to tell his own people sanctions are designed to get iranian leaders to start a dialogue with him, that he does not want to hurt anyone, the iranian experience of trump's time in office suggests otherwise. al jazeera, tehran. anchor: one palestinian is killed and 30 injured during protests on the border between gaza and israel. demonstrations are in their 50th week. palestinians gather there every friday demanding the right to return to their ancestral homelands in israel. thousands have been injured over the past year, with many needing arm and leg amputations. there is already a long waiting list at the gaza artificial limb hospital. correspondent: this is what you might call a wounded veteran of
the protests in gaza. on a friday last august he was shot in the leg. he became one of the growing number of protest amputees. >> i am not disabled. being disabled as a state of mind. i believe if my mind is disabled, i'm disabled, but if i lose a part of my body, i'm not disabled. correspondent: he is one of 20 people who will soon be fitted with a state-of-the-art prosthetic leg at the newly-opened hospital for rehabilitation and artificial limbs. there are 40 people on the waiting list. the executive director of the hospital says there are 1600 amputees living in gaza. since the march of return protests began last year, 100 36 people, mostly young men, have lost limbs. patients get get -- patients can
get free treatment. it is the first public rehabilitation facility in the gaza strip. the aim is to provide more advanced prosthetics and aretment programs then currently available. but given the land, sea dare blockade, -- sea and air blockade, there are many obstacles. gazaohibited to enter because of some lytic and security -- some political and security issues. correspondent: that is why it will take time for the 100-bed hospital to be fully operational. but this man is hoping. by the one-year anniversary of his amputation, he will have a second leg again. >> my life will change after i get a prosthetic leg.
i can walk upstairs to my fourth floor apartment, write a motorcycle, go outside without crutches. correspondent: losing his leg has not deterred him from attending protests each friday. he says all palestinians must make sacrifices in their fight for a return to the land they once called home, and for a life better than the one they have now undersea. al jazeera, the gaza strip. ofhor: after 11 days negotiation in geneva, around 180 countries reach a deal to regulate plastic waste. say only 9% ofts waste sent from industrialized countries to emerging nations is recycled. much of the plastic ends up in the sea. there is an estimated 100 million tons in the world's
oceans, with 8 million tons more added each year. one country that did not approve the deal is the united states. secretary at the united nations environment program welcomed the deal. .> it is quite historic convention and sets up a partnership on plastic waged -- plastic waste that was agreed to last year. and with the amount of interest from governments and societies and consumers we are really dealing with the problem of plastics, which has been causing environmental issues around the world, with birds and animals ingesting plastics. in recent research, we have seen plastic is now found in our foods and is going into our bodies. countries really committed this week to give decisions for them to address the issue of
plastics, not only at the country level but also the global level because the issue of plastics is not only one country, but all the countries of the world. relax on whiteto sand beaches in mexico might have you rethinking holiday plans. tons of algae are piling up on beaches, turning waters brown. environmentalists warn this could be the new normal. the algae invasion maybe a combination of climate change, and pollution from fertilizers. the region provides half of the mexican tourism revenue, which could be badly hit. the world's oldest art event onns italy -- opens in italy tuesday, the venice bn ali -- venice bienale.
our correspondent went to venice to see our artists are depicting our era. thist of control is how chinese artworks feel, mesmerizing at the venice bienale, an exasperated robotic arm trying to clean up a bloody mess. this is the world artists see themselves in, lurching from crisis to crisis. this is how they respond to censorship, poverty, fake news and broken politics. complex questioning and reflecting the times we live in is what the show's curator wanted. >> the great thing about art is it encourages us to try to understand how different perspectives, different ideas, different emotions coexist. correspondent: this artist brought the plight of refugees to venice, with a boat that
became a grave for refugees as they tried to cross to europe. now, and memorial to the dead. loss and destruction are also featured in the work of this new zealand artist, who created a list of things that have vanished from the world, closed radio stations, extinct animals, failed banks, dead religions. hospital,ught a field an immersive experience about israeli occupation, child disappearance and the artist's story of abuse. entering a soundproof box, visitors are encouraged to scream. >> there are many stories like mine on other subjects. so i invited three more artists to this location to create a video piece about other social .lls in the future
two other countries will support and produce other video works. worldpondent: while the in crisis is a recurring theme, there is still room for color, like thisayfulness, piece, a welcome distraction in these interesting times. al jazeera, venice. anchor: peter is here with sports. open: with the french drawing closer, roger federer's first clay-court tournament in years ended in the quarterfinals in madrid. butook the first set friday the austrian opponent fought back and saved to match points, six-for the decider. he now plays the top seed in the semi's. i can hurt him, especially on -- on his backhand,
and facing him always requires my absolute best game. peter: the women, facing a third title for the romanian in madrid. face kiki for the title after defeating sloane stephens. a band for three matches for one player after lashing out at an opposition fan at the french cup final. the incident occurred as players went to collect runners-up metals after unexpectedly losing. the brazilian was also recently banned after criticizing a net official. superiority of an english club has been brought to the fore.
after guiding liverpool to finals, the manager believes their success isn't just about money. >> if we look at the way top men took to the final with all the difficulties after a short summer break, including missing a lot of players and stuff like that, it is not about money, it is about what we went through because our desire. maybe most people would have the final would have been against barcelona. i don't the we have a lot of time, to be honest, but this year is nice. four clubss -- fighting for the championship shows how competitive it is, and we talk about how it is the best
league in the world and the most competitive, it is very clear now and i think everyone shares the feeling. could stillpool clinch the title in sunday's finale. their fate is in their own hands. the manager admits his team will get destroyed if they throw it away. >> it is a dream to be here. i did not expect it a month ago to be in the position that we are now in. that is why it is a dream come true. chance to be champion if we know our game. that is what we have to do. peter: the signs of another mercedes success at this weekend's spanish formula one grand prix are looking good after opening day. was cutssion at catalunyaya
short friday after this crash involving g a canadian. the driver was unhurt but plenty of damage to his car. so manynd session drivers struggling to hold things together on the track, and even the championship leader had a slip up. but the mercedes driver would go ahead to top the timing ahead of his teammate. the proposed move of the brazilian grand prix to rio de janeiro in 2020 is a fantasy, according to the governor of sao paulo. the governor says the circuit and added that rio isn't ready to stage site of theth the proposed new circuit currently barren. >> there is no conflict, no
opposition on our part to the real delegation to try to add to their tourism attractions and promote big events. but in this specific case there is a contract to be fulfilled and a mayor and governor that will fight for their state and city to keep the formula one grand prix. peter: beijing has celebrated 1000 days until the start of the winter olympics. a huge turnout in the olympic park friday as organizers and special guests started the countdown clock. beijing will make history in 2022 to become the first city to stage both summer and winter games. china hopes the olympics will get up to 300 million people involved in winter sport. also offered a glimpse of what the venues would look like, including the national sliding center that uge. host bobsled and l
it will be in the shape of chinese dragon. back to you in london. anchor: thank you, peter. private companies are increasingly challenging national agencies and the new space race. jeff bezos unveiled a lunar lander he hopes will transport astronauts to the moon in five years. our correspondent explains. >> that is one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. victoria: in a few weeks it will be 50 years since three american astronauts landed on the moon. now the end i'd states is in a new space race with russia and china -- now they are knighted now the u.s. is in a new space race with russia and china. amazon founder jeff bezos send other private sources are
increasingly paying for trips to space. he unveiled a lunar lander and says it could be used to transport equipment tent people to the moon in the next five years. >> we have been working on this lander for three years. it is a very large lander. it will soft land in a precise way, 3.6 metric tons onto the lunar surface. correspondent: two months ago the vice president of the u.s. called for an expanse of u.s. space exploration. governmentsaid sources could be replaced by private companies. >> what we need now is urgency. correspondent: his comments follow china landing a spacecraft on the far side of the moon for the first time ever.
spacex, founded by elon musk, is due to fly nasa astronauts to the moon they did this year. nasa is drawing up plans to establish a fuming -- a future human outpost on the moon. to sellneurs hoping technology to the u.s. government see space exploration as an opportunity to make money as well as history. that is fascinating. there is more on everything we website,ing on our azerra.com.om --alj