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sure of the united states and israel so if we like someone if we respect our allies we can be quite quick in adjusting our legislation so i am expecting the polish government to show the respect to the ruby and union as well and to at least to freeze the law not to appoint new judges to allow them. to decide on this issue i'm not sure if this is going to be a case but i think it is for paul and for the polish president if we want to be a member of the opinion because only respecting the european you know respecting the verdict and this is by the you can be a member of the opinion thank you very much professor so a complex situation as i said this political and legal dispute has not been resolved we'll see more protests here again on the square in front of the supreme court in warsaw this afternoon and the legal situation as you just heard is by no means the result usually related to cover in tell us about it and thanks so much
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david for now german chancellor angela merkel has urged parliament to get behind her new migration policy in her last address to m.p.'s before the summer break it follows a compromise deal with her conservative coalition partner of the christian social union to limit the number of asylum seekers arriving in germany moco needs the backing of her other coalition partner along with the e.u. member states if the deal is to succeed. it is my firm conviction and the firm conviction of many others that the handling of this migration issue will decide whether europe will enjoy because it's such a moving issue it's important that we come to this agreement. john mccain has more from berlin. in her last main address to parliament before it breaks up for the summer recess angela merkel returned to the theme of immigration and said something that basically she's been saying now for some weeks perhaps months that no person claiming asylum should be able to choose exactly where in the e.u.
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they do so because that's being a thorny issue in this whole round of this idea of secondary migration where a person arrives in its landfall in the e.u. plane just while i'm there but then goes on to train elsewhere and have a very uncertain party allies have been very very hot on this topic trying to stamp down on this this idea the problem franklin merkel right now is that even though she has the agreement of a conservative partners she yet needs the agreement of her social democrat partners and they are not wedded to the idea of transit centers detention centers where people would be held before being pushed sent back across the border they'd come into germany from so as things stand parliament hears from the leaders this morning and today with the question will be what will emerge from a key meeting taking place on thursday where this idea of and consent is transit centers will be discussed by the main coalition partners mexico's president elect has met the current current president enrique pena nieto to discuss his transition
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to office in december and manual lopez obrador won around half of the votes in sunday's election he says he will hold a referendum in three years halfway through his presidency to let voters decide if he should stay in power john allman has more from mexico city. this was really a symbol of a sea change in mexican politics at the current mexican president and rick opinion yet from the governing party meeting president elect lopez obrador now the pre party has really been seen as a central column of mexican governance for almost one hundred years now president elect lopez obrador a leftist populist party. he's only four years old it's really been formed around him it's called marina. past and its future at least for the next six years coming into contact what did they talk about one of the issues was nafta the free trade
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alliance that links mexico the united states and canada it's being renegotiated at the moment on the insistence of president trump of the united states lopez obrador has indicated that he wants mexico to stay in that pact but only if it's for the benefit of the country also understood scotian was a new airport for the capital of the country it's costing thirteen billion dollars it's currently under construction and lopez obrador had indicated previously that he would scrap that plan so some things to be resolved there at the new president elect was careful in a press conference that he gave alone after the meeting to try and reassure the markets a lot of the markets and business leaders as well in the country who are worried about this left this leader coming to coming into power he said they would respect the autonomy of mexico's central bank so he has a lot of other problems that he also has to deal with record levels of violence in
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the country fifty three million mexicans under the poverty line and also widespread corruption he now has a five month transition period to start coming up with solutions to those problems before he's sworn in. nine former soldiers have been jailed for the murder of chile's most famous folk singer forty five years ago eight soldiers were sentenced to fifteen years the ninth was given five a court in the capital santiago heard how victor yaddo was kidnapped tortured and repeatedly shot during the military dictatorship. reports. are going to. return one of his songs inspired millions to chile's detained. shipped on them threatening the famous folk singer victor haro was murdered at the start of a brutal military rule now forty five years later justice eight of the nine now retired soldier sentenced to fifteen years in prison were on active duty in one
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thousand nine hundred seventy three the singer and activist was a member of chile's communist party prosecutors said he was kidnapped and tortured then shot forty four times the hands he used to play the guitar were broken was. the one nine hundred seventy s. is considered a dark chapter in chile's recent history hora and thousands of other prisoners were arrested and held in the capital's biggest stadium which now bears his name it happened days after general a ghost of pinochet came into power. the military coup he led was the start of his fifteen year dictatorship it's estimated that three thousand she lanes were killed almost thirty thousand tortured more than two hundred thousand fled into exile pinochet died in two thousand and six he was never convicted for crimes committed during his regime the conviction of horace killers though is seen as giving hope to the families of other victims. you know and despite his murder decades later the
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music of victor harra is still very much alive katia lopez although yon al-jazeera . a second man has been shot and killed in the philippines in two days security camera footage shows the moment of the attack on tuesday gunmen approach for the number of his vehicle while he was leaving a government office in the province shot by tabor heatedly before fleeing the scene on monday may antonio high levy was shot and killed at a flag raising ceremony in the no one city. but drawn by administration has reversed an obama era policy that promoted diversity in universities known as affirmative action the us attorney general jeff sessions revoked twenty four guidance documents many involving race in the schools it comes as harvard university faces a discrimination lawsuit alleging it limits admissions for asian americans the
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federal guidance that had been issued during the obama era was an important tool for colleges and universities that were trying to do the right thing and were trying to revise modify and institue admissions policies that. were mindful of the supreme court's ruling in fisher and at the end of the day helped to achieve diversity on their campus it sends a message that the federal government doesn't believe in racial diversity and we run the risk that we may see school officials going back to the drawing board revising their policies and changing their approach in ways that can be really harmful to us is a country that's called lucas is a professor of international politics of the university of birmingham he joins us now on skype from there good to have you with us so what would the absence of some of these affirmative action policies mean for the sheer numbers of minorities in colleges. well it's not as much the overall numbers so those are likely to reduce
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in some cases it's really a broader message than that and i said this is someone who has worked in university admissions and that is you will no longer be able to bring in for example considerations not just about a person's race but about possibly the type of advantages or disadvantages they have the type of schooling they had coming into university whether they had economic advantages or whether they succeeded despite having economic obstacles in other words your ability to judge the output count across an entire range of factors beyond simply the formalities of grades will be limited by this type of advice how do you spell though the attorney general says this is simply about restoring the rule of law. are respond by simply saying that's a platitude i mean the rule of law is what in this case that you simply say that you have to prescribe that some people who happen to be asian american or who
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happen to be african-american or who happen to be let's be frank white to come from a particular background can't be considered its entirety that you have to work with just simply a strict rigorous set of numbers on a page a set of test scores i mean that say it is the law is just an excuse which the trumpet ministration has used to roll back regulations because one they were passed by the obama administration and they don't like that and two because on issues that regard civil rights whether the rights whether it's rights of ethnic groups whether it's rights of racial minorities or whether it's just general rights economic and social rights they quite frankly don't see a need to of to bring that into their political calculations and i said that looting race as one of the criteria could lead to excluding other factors like economic. economics how would the absence of some of these affirmative action policies then impact the overall well being the social mobility of minorities and
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their economic status. oh it's just a further hurdle that comes out i mean i have to emphasize that this wouldn't be a universal because it doesn't prescribe to universities across the u.s. you must do it the way that jeff sessions adultry want some universities i think will still be conscious of the fact that while without explicitly identifying race they are looking at a whole range of factors in a student's applications but other universities can use this as an excuse to quite frankly say we only want to take the students who are the highest on grades irrespective of other considerations or to be honest with you if they take a student because they might be wealthier or they actually the parents actually want to that university university can say are it has nothing to do with discrimination what the attorney general has said we don't have to consider other factors in this in our calculations. thanks for your thoughts on that many unions in the us are expecting their incomes to go down drastically as a result of
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a u.s. supreme court decision you have ruled that public sector unions can no longer collect fees from both because they choose not to join but the country's largest teacher's union says this won't stop them from political advocacy john hendren reports from minneapolis. the largest teachers' union in the united states says it has a secret weapon in its campaign to boost school funding a lot of our own teachers a lot of educators have said we've spent so much time trying to convince politicians to do the right thing maybe we should be the politicians. unhappy with political leaders on capitol hill and in state houses across the u.s. national education association president lilly is skills and garcia says the union is turning teachers into legislators we had over one hundred. educators just at this last go around on the ballot in the primaries seventy
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percent of them are successful and they will be on the ballot in november the move was planned ahead of a u.s. supreme court decision last week that found public unions like the n.e.a. can no longer charge fees to nonunion members who are covered by union agreements the n.e.a. says that ruling is likely to cut its income from dues by fourteen percent over the next two years it has silenced my voice and has really. taken away my ability to have some collective power on behalf of my students and my colleagues in my profession unions are the last line of defense that's what this was about the move was praised by republicans including president donald trump who called it a big loss for the coffers of the democrats supreme court he said it over asians can make unlimited political contributions but the court has limited the sources of union contributions nevertheless these teachers seem enthusiastic determined to
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make a difference. the high court ruling will not affect states like florida with so-called right to work laws that already bar nonunion workers from paying dues but it does affect public union workers and twenty two other states that don't it is going to make us be more strategic and how in what races we can go after a waste. races we can't the union's president says republican backers will not stop them from moving ahead what they've used the supreme court decision to do is to encourage members to drop your membership knowing that if enough members drop their membership at our union secure that is. union teachers say that even with less money they plan to forge ahead with more protests that began in west virginia this year and spread across the u.s. winning teachers' pay raises in budget increases john hendren al-jazeera minneapolis minnesota. estate agents are having
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a busy time on the border between china and north korea property sales especially since the singapore summit between donald trump and kim jong un investors are betting on the lifting of sanctions to boost the dandong region as robin wright reports carrying much of the trade that keeps north korea going the friendship bridge is a good barometer of the state of relations with china. and the bridge remains busy despite sanctions there is speculation china is now more relaxed about imposing them given the easing of tensions. and another indicator of business picking up north korean restaurants in dung dong which closed only a few months ago have reopened. i think people are optimistic that once the sanctions are dropped they want to be really well rooted in. michael spader is a business consultant who has just made dandong his base he's an intermediary helping people do business in north korea we've had
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a lot more interest from chambers of commerce from investment groups to look at the situation and to introduce people there's also a lot of interest on the north korean side we're receiving faxes and mails the north koreans are looking for new business partners here as well so the mood is very optimistic right now right across from his apartment is a new luxury development despite its prime location when we visited it last year property sales weren't booming now most of the apartments have apparently been sold for twice as much as the original asking price property prices have gone up and down as the korean peninsula has veered between the prospects of war and peace and right now prices are surging so much so the local government has imposed restrictions to try to cool the markets. commercial property sales are also booming eighty percent of units have already been sold in this new development that
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could be home to traders from both sides of the border if sanctions are lifted. is in the best position to become a trade hub for north east asia instead of being isolated. while there's been extensive development on the chinese side of the river the north korean side remains largely undeveloped but a recent visit by north korean leader kim jong un to potential development sites has led to speculation the tough to so many false starts this whole border area north and south is about to take off at last probably bright al jazeera. well still ahead on al-jazeera all the. case of peace prosperity has north and south korean basketball players come together in the first. decade.
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ninety percent of the world's fish stocks are being fished out or beyond the stain of a limitless growing demand an industrial fishing techniques are pushing some populations of cod and china to the brink of collapse while millions of tons of other less marketable species are being used to fast eliza fish food or simply discard it i'm so we are rightly in london u.k. where marine scientists are working together with local fisherman to get consumers hooked on sustainable seafood it's. based in east london a tiny startup by the name of sol shah is hoping to change london his relationship with fish. to fish for their journey. order no.
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one to uncover get it from well it's a bit like a budget but with. the right with a couple of ensure fisherman. and then handed out to those it's a really good way of just getting a home for the maze of fish trying things that maybe you haven't tried before and also supporting the got a call from martin fuller is one of the three and a half thousand small scale fishermen working in english waters but unlike many of the families have been in the business but generations to come to the trade a decade ago the oysters the fish are still a problem or sort of more that the drought fish of the skill set for the stronger for it moving. provincetown so that one side and on the street they stand right. here on economists nothing day. my father you know it's
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a tie there are. six touches the bigger fish. the all the nice little side big fish but some of the actual small fish israel which are trolling the only thing you find looking like a day in. the sun still if you can avoid everything. unlike industrial bottom true nets which try to along the seafloor and can kill a wide array of three night. stay still in the winter and the notch holes means he's not undermining feature fish stocks by catching lots of juveniles. those he doesn't extend the net come in and i. see that's legal soley because the wife and i work for backyards back. and not. how much would you get to say for. a place if you send it three don't rub it in just a little so jack is
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a flat right for her and the cage on. the house side of the market may go to my tool for increase from for the sign plights says quite a big difference that is yeah so share members help keep martin in business by giving him a good price and buying a set weight each week of whatever he brings in and he also going to fish longer while i sell them i still get a break simon called the proteins and sure you know they're beautiful things that i sell more than anything else and they're also some of the nicest kind of moments fish exactly. every one of someone's office all which it. has got all day because i've had to accept whatever turns out of a god of different species and that spanking fresh to give it a child would you think into congress is going to put it through investors will. very significant this thing that brought. the business is not just missing from a lot of the way that we that we eat today you know there's such
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a big disconnect between what's on our plates the markets come from. people want to buy that there's something about it we're not so sure i started in twenty thirteen and now has eighty members in london who buy from martin and a few up a small scale fishing. from a boat to icebox in a matter of minutes the race is now on to get today's fresh catch straight up to social members in london so it's about finding people that care about where the fish come from and linking them with the called the fishermen that have because i see. where were you when this idea to get into it when they're on line it's undoubtedly chief coal all over again equality in our society today or if you join
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a sunset criminal justice system is dysfunctional right now this is a dialogue what does it feel like bring you to go back for the first time everyone has a voice of allow refugees to be the speakers for change joining the conversation on our. we here to jerusalem bureau covered israeli palestinian affairs we cover this story with a lot of intimate knowledge we covered it with that we don't dip in and out of this story we have presence here all the time apart from being a cameraman it's also very important to be a journalist to know the story very well before going into the fields covering the united nations and global diplomacy for al-jazeera english is pretty incredible this is where talks happen and what happens here matters.
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iran threatens to shut down gulf oil exports if it can't sell oil. i'm sammy's a dan this is al jazeera live from dar also coming up the borders are closed leaving refugees nowhere to run tens of thousands seek safety is that there are offensive continues in southern syria. rescue crews are taking no chances could be days even months before the boy's trapped in a cave in thailand brought out. the u.s. attorney general take steps to end the fervid of action policy help of ossified america's colleges. iran is threatening to stop all exports from leaving the gulf iranian president
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hassan rouhani said the measures could be taken if u.s. sanctions prevent iran from selling oil in global markets and the commander of the revolutionary guard says he's ready to implement the policy if required rowhani made the remarks in switzerland nazeem icelandic iran. the americans have claims they want to completely stop iran's oil exports they don't understand the meaning of this statement because it has no meaning for a rainy and oil law to be exported while the region's oil is exported assuming that iran could become the only oil producer on able to export its oil is a wrong assumption the united states will never be able to quote iran's oil revenues kimberly how has more with the view from washington in recent days we have seen the trumpet ministration backing off its hard deadline of november fourth for its allies to cut their connections in terms of iranian oil
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imports that is because it may not be a realistic deadline particularly when it comes to turkey south korea and also india so there seems to be some flexibility the trumpet ministration says it is working with its allies on a case by case basis but you have to remember the concern here is the overall production and there is a recognition by the trumpet ministration that there may be not only turmoil in the international markets but hitting the market here in the united states as a result of this decision and while we've not seen a shift in the stands by the trumpet ministration or even a change in policy there seems to be some working behind the scenes in order to try and put this forward in a more realistic way still the maximum pressure campaign announced by the trump administration is in a fact is certainly one that the u.s. secretary of state said on monday will remain in place as the u.s.
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works towards its end state and that is trying to come up with a new agreement with iran that not only addresses its nuclear activity but also what the united states says is its malign activity in the broader middle east. earlier i spoke to middle east analyst and editor of international interests sami hamdi who explains that decisions by larger opec members are being driven more by politics than market forces the u.a.e. and saudi arabia the only reason they're really pushing it is because remember the u.s. has softened its stance on the qatar blockade the u.s. is demanding that saudi arabian you eat take a greater hold over issues in the middle east the u.a.e. and saudi arabia are pursuing a policy of appeasement to the u.s. but they have the reserves to be able to do so but venezuela and nigeria iran these other opec countries do not have the reserves to be able to continue this sort of policy they want the prices to stay up and there is a lot of anger over this recent move towards opec there is
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a lot of anger towards the u.s. withdrawing from the iran deal let's also remember one very important angle and dynamic that will mean that iran will not need to exercise this threat and that is the e.u. the e.u. once iran to agree to new terms of the nuclear deal it wants to save the nuclear deal the reason trump wants opec wants all prices to go down is because it is impacting his policy of imposing tariffs on the e.u. and on other countries it's affecting the u.s. economy domestically in a way he did not foresee so the e.u. will be keen to ensure trump feels maximum pressure from his policies in order to get him to back down on issues such as the tariff so they will be very keen to ensure that iran comes on board that iran is not threatened that iran has some sort of life so in other words is the world versus trump saudi arabia and the u.a.e. jordan's foreign minister says dozens of trucks loaded with humanitarian aid are waiting for the go ahead to pass into syria him and soften the calls for
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a cease fire as soon as possible to avoid what he calls a humanitarian catastrophe hundreds of thousands of civilians have been forced from their homes in recent days by russian syrian offensive chance stratford is in the israeli occupied golan heights with more. well you can see there on the horizon is one of a number of makeshift camps that have appeared in this area in the last couple of weeks since the syrian government offensive started in there and cool nature now deborah is around ten kilometers in that direction certainly this morning we heard what certainly sounded like strikes coming from that area the israeli government here have said that they will not open these borders to refugees but it is also said that it will continue she managed tarion assistance where necessary prime minister netanyahu saying that israel will react to any threats to its sovereignty the israeli military has reinforced troops in this area in the last few days
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reinforcements for the two hundred tents division we understand of course this area is very sensitive it having been occupied by israel in one thousand nine hundred sixty seven the big concern for israel here is one of security of special concern is the presence of iranian forces so close to its borders we understood we know that in may israel struck using as strikes a number of iranian military installations inside syria so there are huge concerns with respect to security here for israel as this crisis continues and as the fighting goes on in this area i think it's fairly safe to say that we can expect to see even more people coming to these camps along this border. and then holder has more from beirut in neighboring lebanon. these people move to the border areas to escape the fighting in the province but they also fear the syrian government who considers them terrorists for being involved in opposition activities among them
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army defectors media activists and employees of rebel run administrations at least for now returning to their towns and villages that have fallen under state rule is not an option. because people are afraid there will be reprisals retaliation or even execution is this is why they are asking that any deal is guaranteed by a regional power like a jordan or another out a country.


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