>> from al jazeera headquarters in doha, this is the news hour. coming up in the next 60 minutes, cautious optimism, more queues at greek banks. row forms may just work. >> another flurry of meeting in vienna trying to work out the final sticking points on a nuclear deal with iran. >> flights canceled and thousands stranded in indonesia as mount raul rumbles to life. >> we meet the people in china
so concerned over food safety, they've decided to grow their own. >> there's cautious optimism that greece's creditors may accept a plan which could pull us back from the financial brink. e.u. ministers are discussing the proposals which greece put forward ahead of a midnight deadline. the greek government promises to raise taxes and clamp down on tax evasion. it will discourage people from retiring early and seek higher health contributions for pensioners. greece will sell off its remaining shares in telecom's giant o.c.e. it's offering to cut more than $300 million from its military budget by next year. let's get the view on the ground live from athens. john how is this playing out
there in greece? is there much support for these reforms? >> well, the government is now accelerating the passage of those measures that you outlined and of course a lot more. it's a 13 page document. there are cuts there for the public sector, which you talked about. there's also pain for the private sector. there is going to be an increased corporate tax from 26% to 28% and businesses are going to have to pay the next year's due tax up front on that any given year. there's a lot of pain there for everyone, for all the sectors of the economy. now, what may make this palatable in the end is if mr. tsipras achieves what he promises, to bring because a debt restructuring so greece has more time in which to repay its debt lowering the amount it pace out of its economy and into the hands of creditors each year. the other thing greece has been promised is a $35 billion euro
investment package all european money, net in flows. while greece would be cutting $12 billion from its budget or raising some of that amount in new taxes it would be bringing three times that amount in investment. if mr. tsipras manages all this, then it will be a package i think that the greek parliament and people will find palatable and this is why the debate is being held in parliament tonight to send mr. tsipras with an already approved package so he can have a stronger hand in bargaining. >> this is the first time we are hearing and seeing about the details of these reforms. that being the case, how different are they to the ones that had been previously submitted to the e.u. >> they aren't. this is the package that was put to the referendum and voted down. this is the package that the voters original nationally -- sorry, the creditors originally suggested to the greek government two weeks oggin brussels which the government
turned down when it created the referendum. this is roughly speaking the package that was on the table at the beginning of that week of negotiations in brussels now almost three weeks ago when the greeks came in with a counter proposal to instead of making painful cuts to the pension system and new v.a.t. consumer tax rises, they had suggested a very very heavy package of new taxes on businesses and corporations. that was struck down by the international monetary fund. it's been the same document all along, in other words. we knew that there wasn't going to be anything wildly different. the question was what's the balance going to be. is it just going to be the greeks being asked to pass another package of austerity measures as usual or will this now be accompanied by soft nurse and sweeteners like the invests like the debt rescheduling. if so, then all the criticisms against these austerity measures
will have been addressed. there will have been a balance of growth with recession and a balance that brings the debt into some sort of sustainable form. >> now we're waiting on the euro zone to come back with an answer. john, thank you very much for that. speaking to us from athens. >> many businesses are facing closure in the port because they're even not being paid or they can't pay their bills. we have been meeting workers there who of taken control of their own futures. >> it's a model of organization, a factory that was doomed if it wasn't for the ingenuity of its workers. so it went from producing building materials like grout and acrylics to making environmentally friendly soaps and cleaning products. >> we were working with chemicals before. we wanted to produce something
different, affordable for the families and people. >> they are sold in several european countries with a label proudly stating made by workers who refused to fall into unemployment and depression. back in august, 2011, they had effectively lost their jobs, even though never officially fired. >> what's happened here is telling about how things went wrong in greece, often a fine line between personal interest and. the owner of the factory was the owner and things weren't doing well there so many from here was injected there. within weeks of each other they both shut down. >> it was a shock. he came to work one morning only to find the doors locked and management gone. >> of course it was a surprise. we were still working. the boss knew what was happening and she planned and took all the money and left without paying us. we are earning less, but we
don't have bosses anymore. >> decisions are now taken collectively. alexis doesn't want to be asked about management anymore. >> cut this word out of your question. it's a business and we had to learn, but no one takes a decision alone. we don't have bosses. we are all equals. >> many factories have shut down in greece since the crise began. this is the only one still functioning in this area on the outskirts. the rest is more or less an industrial waste land. the workers first learned to make soap on the internet. a fresh start saved their factory from becoming part of the many ruins of modern greece. al jazeera. >> iran's foreign minister says some progress has been made with western powers over its nuclear program. negotiations are edging forward. talks are likely to continue
through the weekend. >> fresh meatings have been taking place here trying to deem with the final last sticking points which are stopping for now a deal taking place. those meetings took place between the iranian foreign minister and e.u.ed high representative. at the end of the meeting we didn't get a proper readout of what was discussed or achieved but then did see the foreign minister come on to his balcony of the hotel here and from quite a distance again reporters shouted questions, will we get a deal today. he said he didn't think that was likely. will web here for the weekend he thought that was likely. slow progress, if any in these talks, and this is the day of yet another deadline.
the interim deal with iran is supposed to expire, so if they can't get a deal, it looks likely that's going to get extended again. >> a volcanic eruption in indonesia has led to travel chaos, forcing airports to close. one of the worst affected place is bali. we have this report. >> after spitting ash for a week the eruptioned mountain scales up a notch. the volcano in east java belches out ash into the sky. five airports are shut down, including in bali. thousands of travelers and tourists are stranded. >> we have to basically find somewhere else to stay. they can't us if we can fly tomorrow or the next day. >> the closures are headaches for many traveling home to celebrate the holiday at the end
of the month of ramadan. it is a hot spot for foreign he errs particularly australians. in sydney, dozens of flights have been canceled over the past week. >> we're waiting to see what's happening. we can't to anyone, either, because there is no one at the counter. yeah, it's really disappointing. i guess the big problem for us is that we don't have an opportunity to take more holidays. >> so far there's been no massive eruption. evacuation orders haven't been issued but a close watch is kept knowing just how unpredictable volcanos can be. >> plenty more coming up, community in conflict, the men in south sudan who switched from the farm to the front line. >> a climate of change in canada teaming up to reduce carbon emissions. >> in sport we hear what number
one arena williams has to say about the women she will take on in friday the wimbledon final. >> security representatives from india and pakistan will meet in new delhi to discuss how the two countries can combat terrorism. this is a major diplomatic development and follows the first meeting between indian and pakistani leaders since talks broke down last year. they met on the sidelines of a summit in russia on thursday. there is an agreement to attend a summit in pakistan next year. >> the last time these two prime ministers met was when mr. cherif took the extra step of going for the inaugural ceremony of mr. modeie when he
was elect at prime minister. talks broke down, pakistan accused india of frequent ceasefire violations along the line of control in the disputed territory of kashmir, as well as the international boundary. pakistan military accused the indian intelligence agency, research and analysis of direct involvement in support for the taliban in pakistan as well as separatists fighting security forces. these are serious charges. however, the meeting on the sidelines of the cooperation organization is considered crucial because both india and pakistan have observer status in that organization, likely to become permanent members with the support of moscow and china. those two countries could play a
wider roll normalizing relations between new delhi and islamabad. there are many obstacles despite the fact that the two sides decided to try to resume the dialogue and to have some sort of level of exchange with the national security advisor expected to be visiting new delhi. after that, perhaps the military, the military meetings that used to happen on a regular basis are likely also to resume. while there is a ray of hope and there is intense behind want scenes diplomacy to try and win these two to the negotiating table, there are still many challenges. >> turkish security forces arrested suspected isil supporters, 21 people are being questioned after simultaneous raised in istanbul. police say rifles and military uniforms were seized. >> a ceasefire is due to start
admit night in yemen to allow aid agencies to deliver much-needed human supplies. the agreement brokered by the united nations is the latest attempt to tackle the crisis which began last september. that is when houthi rebels seized control of sanna forcing president adou rabbo mansour hadi out of the capital. a saudi-led coalition of arab countries launched airstrikes against the houthis in march. civilian casualties are mounting. the u.n. warned yemen is on the verbal of total collapse. 21 million people need humanitarian assistance. >> the u.n. that backed talks for a solution to the war have as far failed and a five day ceasefire broken. the united nations say both sides are promising to respect this latest ceasefire. let's hear more now. >> some humanitarian aid has trickled into yemen's capital sanna, providing desperately
needed assistance to hundreds forced to leave their homes. a temporary ceasefire means there's hope more aid will reach other areas. most of the road access is under the control of houthi fighters. >> during the humanitarian pause, humanitarian agencies and their partners aim to reach people in need with the central medicine vaccination food and water and if they have the adequate access abaid agencies plan to stockpile supplies throughout yemen including supplies for acutely malnourished children, emergency shelters, water and sanitation and medical supplies which could benefit over 2.3 million people and food for 1.2 million people for one month. >> it took the u.n. envoy much convincing to reach a humanitarian pause in the fighting. it's clear that has stilts are far from over. >> i would like to say that
this -- they were offered a six day truce two and a half months ago. here they have one more chance by the u.n. and international community. we all reacted positively to the tools in order to send humanitarian aid to the yemenese people. >> ships laden with food and essential supplies can finally make it to aden and then further inland. this aid has made it through but the bulk of it remains undelivered. u.n. agencies to send ships have failed due to threats or insecurity. >> one would hope that this particular ceasefire lasting maybe a little bit longer, if indeed is honored by all sides. >> the people of yemen can only hope that all parties honor not just this agreement, but find ways to end the conflict. >> a former advisor to yemen's
foreign minister says both sides want to truce but it may also give fighters a chance to regroup. >> this is got second truce the u.n. has reached but at the same time, some people are skeptical about will it last, that's number one. number two are there other details that we don't know about, which would settle down some of the fears of both parties. for instance, the houthis are afraid that they would be attacked by daish and al-qaeda, at the same time the government we believe that the houthis will reposition themselves and deploy their forces, so let's hope seriously that they did actually work on some of these details and that there are some guarantees at the same time, some monitoring, as well, the people in the humanitarian situation are in dire need of this truce. almost 80% of the population need medical care, food and they
need water clean water and et cetera. at the same time, the war taking place has taken the lives of many of the people. this war has not made them progress in any way. there's no winner. there's no winner, and there's no loser so far. >> civilians trapped in yemen are having to survive saudi-led airstrikes and the crossfire between houthi rebels and government forces. from sanna, it is described what it's like living in a war zone. >> every day, we are living in fear and terror. once we hear the sounds of bullets and shells, we russia to hide in the room. my daughter is frightened. we're all frightened and we cannot leave this house. we live in a very traditional house which means we can hear the shelling and it makes everything shake.
we're really scared. me and my family just don't want to live here any longer. this window smashed because of shelling. we've been living in constant terror every time we hear the shelling. the girls are just too young and they're also sick. if my family lives at home and they ask me to join them there i told them the war is raging everywhere in yemen. we're all living in total horror. we are not concerned about food or starvation. all we are concerned about is the fear and terror we're living in on a daily basis. >> three west african nations devastated by ebola are seeking help from the international community. a summit could be over shadowed by a surge in new infections. we explain. >> for the last 18 months, ebola
has ravaged west africa, killing more than 11,000 people. some areas have been declared free of the virus but here in the west of guinea near the border with sierra leone the village is still under quarantine. >> there is a holt control on every road with thermal scanners monitor the people. if they suspect a case, they are sent to a medical center. >> the red cross oversees the burial of victims. deaths are down from the height of the epidemic but there is still a threat of infection from those who died. >> at the moment, we can't determine the exact number which bodies. at the start of the day there are 16 dead to bury. by evening head more, 27 to bury. we managed to bury 24 of them. >> this part of guinea has been a hot spot for ebola and with every new case, there's a continuing risk the virus could make a comeback.
before the outbreak, ebola devastated health systems in the region, health workers were found to be 30 times more likely to catch the virus and more than 500 died, leaving hospitals short of qualified and committed staff. >> early they are month health workers in liberia protested against the government. they say the president promised bonus money for those who agreed to treat ebola sufferers but this has never been paid. >> she made a promise that we were going to get hazard benefits risk benefits, so that is why we are here. if i will get my risk benefit i'm willing to work the second time. i'm praying that ebola will not come, but if it comes i'm willing to work. >> getting health workers onboard is a critical part of efforts to rebuild health systems in the region. money is needed. guinea, line about her i can't and sierra leone have asked donors for just over $2 billion
for the job buff pledges remain $700 million short. without that money they fearbola could return and again become a threat to global health. al jazeera. >> >> south sudan marked independence thursday, but massive and widespread violence has returned and human rights abuses are now rampant. the president and his former deputy are both blamed for the cycle of violence. a warning was issued saying the u.s. and international community would push those determined to drive south sudan into the abyss. several tribes and militia are involved in south sudan's civil war. one is the white army. this is a largely civilian force that's been fighting government troops alongside the rebels.
that catherine met some of them in the upper nile state and files this exclusive report. >> in times of trouble it's young men called to the front line to help fight rival tribes and the government since conflict started one and a half years ago. they call themselves the white army. >> he was injured in may fighting. he says once he gets better, he'll return. >> i'm not afraid to go back. when children, women and people like me are being killed, how can i be afraid? >> he told his wife he and many others would not officially join the resistance army. >> what i like about the white army is that when we are ready we just run to war. we are not like the regular soldiers who have to stand in military formations and wait for orders. >> they are mobilized from villages by community leaders
like this elder. >> when we are going to war no one helps us. we go with one gun. when we kill the enemy we take their gun and we go on taking their guns until we defeat them or they defeat us. >> what started out as a political quarrel in the capital juba turned into a war between the two largest tribes, the dinka. they say they are trying to protect their lives their turf and their property and won't stop until everyone is safe. >> the militia has been accused of human rights abuse says. they are trying to integrate the local defense forces into their army. >> when the incident happened in juba the local people organized themselves to defend themselves,
because you never know people might come and kill people in the villages. >> these men are clear on their mission, say they are fighting their enemies and won't stop until there is a clear winner on the battlefield. >> rain is desperately needed by farmers in thailand. one of the worst droughts in decades in endangering the multi-billion dollars rice industry. >> from the air the problem is plain to see hundreds of square kilometers of agricultural land is drying up across thailand. it's been like this for months. there's been no sign of annual rains that should have arrived by now. fields that should be plentiful with rice are practically dry and nationwide, the crop is near to being declared a failure.
the government's department of royal rain making and agricultural aviation democratic are trying to make it rain by using chemicals sprayed from the sky. >> not only the central region, but every province throughout the country is facing a drought due to the weather changing severely. part of this is because of el niño. >> so little rain has fallen since last year that irrigation canals and dams can't help. villages are worried about falling water levels. in one week, this canal will dry out. the rice fields are almost ready to hare vest. there will be damage. some farmers invested a lot of money in them. >> government officials in bangkok have explained how serious the drought is becoming and what solutions they have. >> we have asked other government bodies, army and local administration that help people to make sure that
everyone has water for daily usage equally. >> with no rain in sight some have to keep working the land. planting next season's crop is vital to their existence. >> other countries, such as taiwan and north and south korea have all been experiencing their own differing levels of drought. farmers here in thailand are anxious that the rains that should be falling now are not predicted to arrive until the beginning of august. al jazeera bangkok. >> there might abdrought in thailand, but there's more rain in northeast asia, and there's a typhoon heading to shanghai. >> this one's been heading to shanghai for the last five days and coincidentally has given rain to northern taiwan to help this what was their drought. let's go and have a look at some satellite. a typhoon, we are ignoring this one, because it is days away,
but this one is a different matter altogether. it's taken a direct course towards the chinese coast. it was a category four, now a three. it will decline as it interacts with the land and water. its track will take its across the top of shanghai. it will do all this in the next 24 hours and finally end up where it's shown on the top of your screen a couple of days away. the immediate future is quite dangerous. winds gusting 250 might decline. it's moving steadily the right direction. the amount of rain is tremendous. we're probably talking about half a meter maybe a meter of rain. also, it's generating waves as in the open ocean something like 12 meters so you've got battering waves on the chinese coast and then you've got the storm surge in the middle of these storms, it's a dome of
water running right up into low ground around shanghai, a dangerous storm. after you. >> thanks very much. stay with us here on al jazeera. still to come, saving defense dollars will have all the details on how the u.s. military is about to get smaller. >> over crowded and abandoned by the state. can pope francis revive faith? >> mexico's footballers open their gold cup account with a comprehensive victory over cuba. that and the rest of the sport a little later.
>> a british foreign office say an attack in tunisia is likely and is advising against all but essential travel there. thousands of british tourists are now leaving the country, 30 before it thats are among those killed by a gunman in june on a beach resort. >> leaders will commemorate the victims of the genocide over the weekend. it's nearly 20 years since more than 8,000 muslim men and boyses were killed by bosnian certain soldiers. some of the victims' remains are only now reaching their final resting place. >> when was this taken? >> it's the end of a 20 year wait. she's buried her husband and one son who were killed, but now finally is getting a chance to say goodbye to her youngest son seen as a baby in this family
photo. he was just 17 when he was murdered. >> when i was on my eight out i saw his body next to the road. they were lined up and headless faced down in a ditch with their feet placed towards the road. his feet were white. i guess his blood had drained. >> at this cemetery, they're saying prayers for the latest group of victims, 136 whose remains are being driven to the memorial site, including jamal. his remains were discovered in several different places. that's because 20 years ago bosnian serb forces dug up bodies and reburied them. remains are still being found. >> this is the first generation ever to witness criminals after
killing their victims and burying them in mass graves, then going back with bulldozers, destroying the bodies and scattering them into different secondary mass graves. one young man's remains were discovered in five different mass graves 32 kilometers apart. >> despite such challenges, internationally funded laboratories have managed to identify most of the victims and some from other atrocities. >> this year's scope and scale of what happened here in the identification process is nothing like what we've worked on elsewhere. the amount of the number of missing, and the complexities surrounding the reassociate of those samples together, it's on a scale that nobody's ever done before. >> machines take d.n.a. sample and turn them into electronic profiles. that's allowed 7,000 victims to be identified so far.
that still leaves hundreds still missing and from cross bosnia, the number of missing people is estimated at 8,000. the painstaking scientific work could continue for sometime. >> fatima will be there this weekend so his leaders from around the world commemorating the victims but that can't take away the pain of losing so many loved ones. >> to mark the 20th 20th anniversary of the genocide, on saturday, al jazeera has launched an interactive website. there, you can take a video tour of where the atrocities took place. there's also drone footage of the memorial. scroll through the pictures, galleries, maps, videos, as well as the award winning short stories on one interactive platform. >> china's agricultural ministry
said food production will be self sufficient in 10 years. many are worried after a stream of scandals. 13 chinese babies died from contaminated powdered milk in 2004. six infants side when the scandal was repeated in 2008. two years ago the meat industry was scrutinized after pork was mixed with chemicals and then sold at beef. rat and fox meat was also mixed with lamb. expired mates found its way into meats served by mcdonald's, burger king and starbucks. the lack of trust means market selling organic products are popping up all across china. we have the story from beijing. >> this group of visitors have come to the farm on the
outskirts of the city to learn about organic farming. they are growing seasonal vegetables without using fertilizers or pesticides. visitors are welcomed every day to see it for themselves. >> the real reason we founded the farm is food safety had become a very serious problem in china. >> they are encouraged more than just to buy organic products. they can lease 30 square meters of land and grow their own investigate bells. the farm trains them and provides the crops for them to tend until the end of the season in december. garment worker visits every week with her family. >> when we grow our own vegetables, at least we know it's safer. it's impossible to be completely worry free, but at least it's better. >> at five times the cost of regular vegetables, it isn't
cheap. organic agriculture has become all the rage among china's middle classes. >> more and more organic markets are cropping up in cities across china. there are delivery services for those wanting more convenience. it's becoming more commercial with big businesses investing millions of dollars in ecological agriculture. >> it isn't about earning a profit for those tending to community farms like one. it's about sustainable farming and keeping people in the cities connected to the land to remind them to take responsibility for the world they live in and the one they leaf behind. al jazeera beijing. >> a science advertisement at the world health organization's food safety d says food safety has i am approved significantly in the last decade. >> our food has never been safer
than today. public sector that is regulating the way the industry produce food has not followed at the same pace. it has kept up in recent years but there are gaps to be filled. raw material are moving all over the globe for the processing and therefore our food supply chains have become very complex and very long and therefore much more complex and much more difficult to regulate. >> china's stock markets are rising sharply for a second day with government support measures. interest rates have been cut and brokers told to buy stocks back with cash from the central bank. >> after a second day of big gains in the main chinese stock markets, a bit of optimism here
on beijing's financial streets. some told us even though they have lost money, they are not going to sell their stocks for now. >> i think the market will bounce back. i'll decide later if i will stay in the stock market or pull out. i don't think it will stay like this forever. i still have hope. >> mostly of the individual investors lost money. it's better to leave investing to professionals. chinese people like gambling. there's not enough investment education in china. this is a good lesson for them. >> it's far from over. this is the building where they make the policies that governor the stock markets here in china. now, it's still left to be determined obviously what they have done has stopped the massive bleeding, the massive selloff in the markets here, but is it a bandaid or long term fix. that clear picture isn't going to come to view until all the stocks are brought back into the stock market.
nearly half of the stocks that were trieding before this crise have halted. only then will we know just how bad this crisis really is. >> 40,000 u.s. army soldiers will be made redundant in the next years critics warn u.s. security could be affected. we have more from washington d.c. >> the core of the u.s. military is about a shrink. in thee years time, the number of u.s. army soldiers will drop from 490,000 to 450,000. this is what the pentagon is calling a necessary force reduction. >> these cuts will i am pocket nearly every army installation both in the continental united states and overseas. >> the cuts come even as top generals are monitoring what they consider the most potent threats to the u.s. >> my assessment today senator is that russia presents the
greatest threat to our national security. >> during the height of the u.s. led wars in iraq and afghanistan, more than 570,000 soldiers were on the painful. the army says it will save about $7 billion with these cuts, but its annual budget is still sizeable at $126 billion. in fact, the u.s. spends more on defense in a year than the next seven large evident militaries combined. even though russia and china have more soldiers than the u.s. washington spends about five times as much per service member as they do and that means u.s. troops have better weapons and training. some in congress warn cutting troop levels is training russ even as the army is threatening deeper cuts in the next years. analysts say it's not the size of the military, but how you use it. >> i think we out to have approach to security and defense that allows us to have an even smaller army than this, not getting into occupational warfare in countries like iraq
and afghanistan. if we did that, we can be safe with a much smaller army than we have today. >> the obama administration says it wants to make better use of its defense dollars and is betting this isn't just a security gamble. al jazeera washington. >> in bolivia pope francis asked for forgiveness from the people for the church's history during the spanish conquest. he addressed the abuse of native communities by the roam catholic church. >> this is the pope arriving at santa cruz and about to visit the prison. virginia lopez reports on the catholic church's influence and how it has been dwindling behind
bars. >> prisons in bolivia are notorious for being overcrowded and under the effective control of inmates. this is one of the better prisons in the country but still houses 350 people in a space designed for 150. for many years the catholic church more than the states helped make life more bearable, but this, however is seen by some to no longer be the case. >> the church is no longer bringing the type of activities cultural and seen sports that it used to, but only coming on a few occasions to give mass. people feel a gap and in jail, they especially need that spiritual support. >> that need was underlined at the prison. 35 people were killed in riots. the pope will tour the facility.
the message appears to be heard by fewer people. the church has given inmates here a sewing workshop, laundry rooms and better bathroom facilities. inmates feel that spiritual guidance is lacking a gap that the protestant movement is more than happy to provide. >> they have a church that they themselves built and you can see it filled with people frequently. >> i free myself from guilt and that was thanks to the holy scriptures. >> the retreat at the catholic church in the prisons is due in part to a lock of priests and volunteers. >> the evangelical church has moved in successfully to occupy spaces that traditionally belong toed catholic church especially
here in jails. there is inspirational message but constant presence has caused many to change faiths. the absence is criticized by the members of the catholic church themselves. >> we no longer have that impulse we used to get from the community working at the base. that could give us those moments of reflection coming from the small shanty or neighborhood block. >> pope francis' prison visit is seen by many here as a signal that the church must become a poor church at the service of the poor. al jazeera bolivia. >> just ahead oh double olympic champion makes a winning return to the track. action from the diamond league athletics is coming up.
>> two of canada's biggest provinces are making their own plans to cackle climate change. normally that's a task for national governments but with canada being accused of inaction quebec is leading to action. in toronto, we have this report. >> a warm welcome for the man who helped start climbs change act i.v., former u.s. vice president al gore. since the release of his documentary "an inconvenient truth" 10 years ago he has been warning about the impact of
greenhouse gas emissions to the global climate and calling for changes in the way we produce electricity and travel. >> the answer can we change is not only yes, it is yes and as we change, we can lift the global economy and the economy in the states and provinces and cities and regions that are represented in this meeting. >> the culmination a pledge signed to cut emissions. dozens are attending. canada is not. its federal government sent no ministers, no participants at all. >> we're going to be forming the large evident cap and trade market. >> instead other levels of government are taking action. here, the governor which california and the premiers of ontario and quebec are coming together on a carbon trading market pooling resources and emissions cuts. it's also a plea for national and federal authorities to get
involved. >> we are not doing enough, that's clear. we're just in a very -- taking baby steps and many countries aren't doing that. >> canada helped negotiate the first major climate change treaty, the protocol that shocked the world when it withdrew in 2012. the countries petroleum industry in the tar sands northern alberta has both driven economic growth and been a major source of emissions. many say canada's not playing the global role it could to halt climate change. >> my hope that the government of canada will recover very soon again this kind of leadership, because we need the countries big and beautiful country that canada going ahead trying to fix again one of the most demanding compelling, challenging problems we have as human beings in this century. >> just before the summit, thousands protested against what is seen as inadequate response
to climate change. the hope is that momentum from the streets action from other governments, the economic opportunities of renewable energy could lead to more vigorous steps by canada's government. daniel lack, al jazeera toronto. >> time for sports news now with robin. >> thank you very much, good to have you along everybody. only one place to stop is wimbledon where the semifinals are taking place now. defending champion djokovic that won the opening two sits 7-67-6. we know the finalists for the women. we take a look at the journey to the final. >> women's semifinal day at wimbledon with no doubt about the headline match. top seed serena williams facing maria sharapova. regardless of reputation, this
was a match made for serena. she'd won her last 16 matches against sharapova. the fourth seed showed no signs she's any closer to getting to world number one. williams took the first set six games to two in which sharapova failing to produce even a single break point, the result was inevitable. a 6-2 6-4 win taking serena williams through to her for grand final. standing in her way is the first spanish woman in 19 years. >> she actually has a win against me, and we had a tough match the last time we played and she's given me problems in the past. this time, i have to just, you know go in it like have fun and do the best that i can and just
try to stay positive and focused. >> if you want to win a grand slam when you dream you say i want to win in the final. you're like one of the best players in all these years so it's obviously i think the best challenge to have. >> first games to two in the first set. the 2012 finalist from poland hit back to take the second set. she came through in the decider although not without a moment of controversy. she stopped playing once she heard a call of out from the player's box to a ball that turned to be in. that set up the first match point which she stopped. it's worth pointing out the
21-year-old handled serena williams her greatest ever grand slam beating that was last year in the french open. >> england's cricketers on day three of the first test. the aussies resumed their first inning. australia eventually bowled after 308, well short of england's first inning totally. england lost early wickets in their second innings. alistair cook 12, that england firmly in recovery mode at the moment. they currently lead 96 for three, their lead by 218 runs. >> dim bob way started with a
one day international. that game on the go right now zimbabwe won the toss and chased the field first. particularly rootless, he scored 124. india making 255-6 in their 50 overs. >> golfers have been continuing preparations for next week's open championships big names competing in illinois, including world number two jordan speith. first round attention has been centered around justin tomas and nicholas thompson, sharing a one shot lead. speith struggled through the round with an even par 71. the 21-year-old eight shots off the pace. >> footballers are celebrating a memorable start to the congress
da calf gold cup absolutely ruthless. the mexicans face guatemala on sunday. >> con signed to an opening defeat by thin da, the result in the first half at soldier field in chicago. coming before the break guatemala did manage a consolation goal. too little, too late there. >> a washing to the biggest travel ahead of next month's championships in beijing clocking got second fastest time
of the year at the deemed league. >> the st. louis cardinals a winning start with the pittsburgh penguins. fans behaved the rain in pittsburgh pennsylvania. play was interrupted in the fourth inning, ground crew having to roll out the tarp. when play resumed pitching 7 1/3 scoreless innings earns the visitors a 4-1 win giving them a lead on the pirates in the national league central. that's your sports. >> robin thanks very much. stay with us here on al jazeera. we've got another full bulletin of news for you at the top of the hour.
he said the kremlin's actions are creating serious problems after five decades, south carolina prepares to lower the confederate flag on the capitol grounds for the last time. this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm stephanie sy. history is about to be made in south carolina. these are live pictures you are looking at from columbia, the state's capitol. in moments the confederate flag will start coming down from that flag pole. it has been