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al-jazeera unravels the history of chad's notorious former president. on trial. more than thirty billion dollars in u.s. tariffs on china kicks in and donald trump is threatening to raise the number to five hundred billion. from joe also coming up tragedy in thailand as the navy seal dies trying to rescue the trapped football team from a flooded cave. mounting pressure of a series of scandals forces scott pruitt to resign as head of the u.s. environmental agency. and we have to central nigeria where a fight for fertile land turns into an ethnic conflict.
the largest trade war in economic history that's what china is accusing the trumpet ministration of starting after impose tariffs with thirty four billion dollars on chinese imports well beijing has called washington a trade bully and is valen to retaliate immediately it set the stage for a prolonged showdown between the world's two biggest economies where robert reich joins us live now from beijing rob so what's the response been from the chinese to these tariffs. as you said there daryn this swift there has been a swift response or china condemning these terrorists and within a couple of minutes of the tariffs going into force the ministry of commerce issued a statement as you mentioned condemning this is one of the biggest trade wars ever started and saying it is the united states who is to blame china has vowed that it
will not step back the will retaliate it will take action to protect its industries now this is taken as confirmation that it will carry through on its promise to meet head on these tariffs exactly the same twenty five percent imposed on the same amount thirty four billion dollars worth of imports although there is some confusion at this hour of just how the retaliation by china is going to be implemented and when it seems it does take time to draft the policies china has said it would wouldn't be the first to put in these tariffs that would only respond but we are getting reports daryn that some imports of goods affected things like soybean polk products are being held up at some ports by customs departments while they wait for confirmation from higher up just on what new terrorists they should be slapping on these imports the concern is that this initial round of tariffs is
only on thirty four billion dollars worth of goods on its side which given the scale of the world's two biggest economies is not a great deal the concern as you mentioned there is whether this now goes further whether we get it into a deeper trade war clearly people in this part of the world are nervous we've seen stock prices only fall very slightly today but it has to be said that all of this negative sentiment has been feeding into the market and we have been seeing share prices generally go in a downward direction over the past couple of weeks so people certainly are very concerned and rob this is very much around between the u.s. and china but what's the potential here for collateral damage in this dispute. that's always the problem with this given the complex nature of the business the interconnected relations between different economies it's very difficult to try to
put in place a bunch of terrorists that are just going to punish in isolation chinese manufacturers as people here keep pointing out often the things that you target with terrorists things like components semiconductors for example they will often include parts micro chips which have been made in other parts of asia indeed in some some cases have been made in the united states themselves so these companies will also be affected and as the ministry of commerce here has pointed out some of the supposedly chinese firms that are being targeted are actually owned by companies abroad indeed including america one final thing to mention here is just the long term effect of this the chinese economy is very top down it's very heavy on government control the china has been looking at sourcing alternative things for commodities very important staples like soybean and has been will be importing more
soybean from southeast asia from neighbors like russia it's very difficult once you switch away from importing soybean from american farmers that you go back to them in the future down or iraq right then beijing rob thank you well despite those warnings donald trump's refusing to back down telling reporters he's prepared to escalate the tariffs on chinese imports to half a trillion dollars that's about the same amount as the u.s. imported from china last year white house correspondent kimberly harkat reports. he already stands accused of implementing trade policies that main the end harm the united states and its allies the president donald trump is threatening even more we're not planning anything now but if they don't treat us properly we will be doing something back to the united states made the first move in this trade dispute imposing tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum imports now it's also considering
doing the same when it comes to foreign made vehicles and auto parts imports this despite warnings it could hurt america's car industry lead to countermeasures by top trading partners on wednesday german chancellor angela merkel sounded the alarm on a looming trade war. we have tariffs on aluminum and steel it appears cars to will be imposed with tariffs when they're imported into the united states ladies and gentlemen this has the character of a trade conflict. but the trade conflict isn't limited to america's european allies after the united states announced it would implement tariffs on up to thirty four billion of chinese imports china is also taking action to protect its own interests . as long as the united states issues a so-called tariff list china will take necessary measures to firmly protect them and interests us trading partners including the european union china and japan have
voiced their concern at the world trade organization there's fear of a potential collapse of the rules based global trading system in general people want trade to be under a set of rules so that there is certainty and predictability and what trump has done is totally undermine the system so it's not just what he's actually put in place it's what he's threatened to do and what that does to trust that trust faces further roshan trump has long made clear his dislike of the w t o which governs the rules of international trade now league draft suggest the u.s. president wants to pull out of the w t o actively appending the global trading order it's been in place for more than half a century kimberley health at al-jazeera washington. but as. head of research on international trade at china policy he joins us live from beijing and many
observers thought that both sides could have negotiated their way out of this dispute but this trade war is now escalating why is that. we don't know there is a big question here is what is trumps multi-faith that's the big question in beijing a few weeks ago they thought it was about tariffs but this is not really affecting china it's not punishing them then they thought it was about china's industrial policy but the tactic for that is all saw not making sense and then they thought it was about a power game of influence with new trade rules in the future and that also makes sense because then the u.s. will team up with their lights now they worry if this is even more serious if this is an attack on china's institutions the communist party china's culture their way of life so the chinese president xi jinping has warned that he won't back down so
what sort of response can we expect from beijing. china has very clearly said that they will stay irrational that they will not fire the first shots. they are very concerned it's teaming up with the rest of the world against the u.s. so this does not escalate further. so we will probably not see any provocations from the chinese side. the u.s. federal reserve american business groups and farmers of all warned that a trade war with china will have a big negative impact for the u.s. economy i mean is this point lost on donald trump do you think. so i'm not sure if it will have a big impact on the economy it might have an impact on certain interest groups that
certainly china's tactic is to target his support base. also on the chinese side they're not really worried about the effects on the overall economy but they are concerned about certain interest groups certain cities who might be exposed to export industries now they're answer is to increase domestic consumption diversified to other countries and restructure their economy which has been their plan for many years already anyway so this trade war doesn't change their. national strategy olympic thank you very much for talking to al-jazeera now one of the divers helping with the cave rescue of a thai football team has died due to lack of oxygen before my time navy seal lost consciousness on his way out of the cave where he'd been delivering oxygen tanks to the twelve boys and their coach rescuers on a race against time to get the team out with monsoon rains forecast for the weekend
if it is too deep it is so dangerous that a former seal died in that. does that not mean it is too dangerous to bring children through yes yes yes so it might. be. everything for the. best the big three the. scot hyla has more now from china. one of the dozens of divers involved in this rescue operation died at one am friday morning we're hearing now from the seal commander here on site commanding their operations in this rescue said that he died from lack of oxygen and it happened at one am on friday morning his diving buddy brought him to one of these chambers tried to resuscitate him but was not able to he was still alive when they brought him out of the cave then he was taken by helicopter to a military hospital here in chiang right province where he died now but they're
also telling us because of the dangerous situation that they know there could be something like we saw overnight but they're continuing with the operation the operation hasn't stopped because of this death overnight they continue and they're dedicated to getting those boys in the coach out now you know we look at the options that are on the table right now that dangerous operation of getting the boys in their coat out this system where this diver died that is still obviously the main one that they're looking at right now we know that this diver was actually bringing in more oxygen tanks because throughout the process there are different risks and there are different conditions there some they're completely submerged some partially submerged and some that are dry they deposit supplies and oxygen tanks through out that's what this diver who died was doing and now also another option that's being explored that has been kind of for the last several days but now there's focus on it because rains are coming because obviously it's a very dangerous situation to come out the way they came in and that is looking
from the top down into the cave trying to drill in that's why we're here this is the football field with the boys were practicing before they went into the cave on the twenty third of june these helicopters what they're doing is they're serving from a top but also they're going to bring in geological instruments up there to see what the geology is below the surface to see if it's possible to drill in so the clock is ticking they're going through these two options as best they can but right now you know even with this death overnight they say the commanders here say it's continuing. in the south of thailand the bodies of ten chinese tourists have been recovered off the resort island of pitt they were in a boat that capsized in rough seas on thursday with one hundred five people on board may be seals are continuing their search for forty five people who are still missing time for short break or not as iraq when we come back a fatal police shooting in france raises questions about the treatment of minorities more in the stay with us.
hello again remains very warm across many parts of europe but also with the risk of some really quite severe thunderstorms there's a lot of potential energy in the atmosphere at the moment and it's going to be realized across parts of eastern france through switzerland really all the way across the alps and through into central parts of europe it's also a frontal system pushes where across more easterners introducing slightly cooler weather meanwhile out across the western mains very warm across the u.k. the finest summer since one thousand nine hundred six i would suggest a few showers down across france and into a period potential is looking pretty warm temperatures there in the mid thirty's but time to get through to saturday states then we still it is warm across most parts of europe but as we head into southeastern errors as we're going to see the bulk of the showers developing cheer in the course of saturday for north africa weather conditions are looking fine we probably have some lifted dust around parts
of southern algeria through mauritania and into western sahara but otherwise hot and sunny much as you would expect let's head into central parts of africa where it's pretty cheri as you would expect some big storms was the gulf of guinea west africa seen some heavy downpours i think we'll see some big storms affecting guinea guinea-bissau liberia further north in mali should be largely dry there with bamako coming in with highs of thirty one degrees.
welcome back to the mind of the top stories here on al-jazeera beijing has accused the trumpet ministration of launching the largest trade war in economic history to u.s. tariffs of thirty four billion dollars on chinese goods that went into effect china's filing counter measure setting the stage for a prolonged trade conflict between the world's two biggest economies. one of the divers helping with the cave rescue of a teenage thai football team has died the former navy seal lost consciousness on his way out of a cave where he'd been delivering oxygen tanks to the twelve boys and the coach rest he was on a race against time to get the team out with monsoon rains forecast for the weekend
. u.s. president donald trump has accepted the resignation of the head of the environmental protection agency scott pruitt have been accused of misusing his office and public funds and also a conservationist by rolling back laws to protect the environment and the fight against global warming john hendren reports. scott pruitt was the environmental regulator industry always want it it's the e.p.a.'s objective my objective is the minister of the e.p.a. to come in and make sure that people's health is protected the former oklahoma attorney general went from being one of the agency's most aggressive opponents suing it fourteen times to running it to file two lawsuits challenging the e.p.a. mercury in air toxics standards you filed a lawsuit challenging the e.p.a.'s two hundred two thousand and fifteen national ambient air quality standards for ozone never since president richard nixon created the agency in one nine hundred seventy has corporate america had
a stronger or more controversial ally in it scott proteins done an amazing job that it was a very short period of time and most people left couple. later that. pruitt has declared war on regulation dismantling dozens of obama era protections on clean air chemicals in cars i think the focus in the past has been on making manufacturers in detroit making manufacturers in various parts of the country make cars that people are going to buy these gold global warming hopes infuriating progressives in congress if that's the kind of. e.p.a. administrator you will be. you're not going to get my vote he's drawn the fire of environmentalists scott pruitt saying taxpayers and president trump and dangerous to your family's health his alleged ethical lapses pricey first class flights hiring a small army of security agents and running
a cut rate condo from the wife of a lobbyist have drawn the barbs of late night comics got through it being the head of the e.p.a. is. the same as new york's good inspector being a rat with a clipboard he's there to take a good piece of land a get the most money out of it is about time the environment got a pen and we got one now he used aides to try to get his wife a job in chick fil a franchise he was recently confronted by this mother holding her son in a video that went viral i would urge him to resign but he had the support of the deregulator in chief then he got what white house watchers call the kiss of death a statement of lukewarm support from the president scott prudes are you support i hope he's going to be great pruitt leaves a legacy of unraveled regulations an unprecedented support among the regulated john hendren zero washington israel's supreme court has suspended the demolition of some palestinian homes in the occupied west bank on thursday thirty five people were injured and eleven detained in hama lama as they fought with security forces to
prevent their homes from being raised rights groups say israel is attempting to clear the area of palestinian homes to allow for the expansion of illegal israeli settlements the un and the e.u. seven demolition would have been a violation of international law authorities want to relook at the residence to a village in a landfill site. the french prime minister has called for calm after a second night of violence in the western city of not car shops and a library were set on fire following the fatal shooting of a driver by the police during a traffic stop the officer has been taken into custody for questioning reports. young people set fire to cars buildings and fruit with riot police while dozens of firefighters battle blazes the second night of violence in nonce was sparked by the killing of a twenty two year old man by police on tuesday france's prime minister condemned the unrest and said an investigation has started it is to see the cases in the
hands of the justice system and it will do its work thorley it with full transparency because everyone wants to know exactly what happened and i will make sure this is the case the man killed was driving in this neighborhood when police stopped his car for a check police say he gave a fake identity than a properly reversed as if fleeing prompting another officer to open fire with the police said the fact that this individual has been joe jackson's june two thousand and seventeen from the restaurant issued by the credit court for an organized group of criminals that maybe this would explain the logic behind the driver's attempt to flee. the. people here say tensions often run high between police and young people but the fatal shooting has shocked many. for a so-called routine traffic stop because it can happen when you want to be pulled over and asked for his papers in the car it should be simple maybe your search is
something but i don't think there's a need for weapons the victim was from a paris suburb where nearly two hundred people have marched in protest against what they call police violence the concern for french authorities now is whether the arrest in new orleans will spread to the capital and to other cities it's actually butler al-jazeera. the former leader of a doomsday cult that carried out a sarin gas attack in japan in one thousand nine hundred five has been executed shoka was the first to be hanged for the tokyo subway attack japanese media say six of his followers have also been executed thirteen people were killed and more than six thousand injured when cult members released the gas in five coordinated attacks on the city's metro let's cross live now to al jazeera safadi salim in tokyo is outside one of the metro stations where the gas attack took place in one thousand nine hundred five forty so what's been the reaction in japan following the news of the executions of this cult leader and his followers. i don't.
actually there were mixed reactions. people they were shocked to hear this news because this sentence against. so far side. followers also another seven that also awaiting this sentence so all this. sentence was there since two thousand and four and many people were waiting when the sentence would be executed for a people who had following this forty day event was some speculation that maybe this sentence should be demented because since march this year the thing is that you know i think members of form they were distributed among different detentions. and this phrase don't speculate shows that maybe they will be executed so pasado was executed here in tokyo six. for the words that would skew that old saw in tokyo and you know second so people when they had this new and data member studying gods
which happened in nineteen ninety five and remember that the moment that you left in this japanese society was the fairest that is that that japan faced since the end of the second world war and it was one of them was. more than think you know even dead as a result of this. attack on more than one thousand people who are still suffering from injuries until now i think even the way that they had this kind of who's going to actions who was just. saudi in terms of the security situation how is japan dealing with the threat of attacks especially with the twenty twenty lympics coming up. exactly this is very important issue maybe if you could see on this side you can see some bullets god has been stationed there now because on my right side actually is the head coach of the vision of national police agency and that's going to you know it's very much i like the heightened in that so q
after the execution of. the only that are in these final words because there is a plan is still. shocked by that but it's not back in one thousand nine hundred five on they don't want to leave any they need space and you don't want chances anymore it's actually as you mentioned japan is going to betting so what's the q. and a big thank you thank you and actually on july twenty eighth they're going to be going to the city but i. don't don't think three years i don't think and every now and then we the japanese but it's forming some kind of great you're not going to get out of. deals i guess that as well again this is a new and reminded people that maybe japan would be it would be one nobody thoughts that it's not back in the future yet all right thought is telling me that thank you . britain's home secretary has called on russia to explain itself off to a man and woman collapse some exposure to a nerve agent in southern england
a couple of fell ill close to soulsby where a former russian spy on his daughter what targeted the same substance. escalating ethnic violence in central nigeria has left more than two hundred people dead over the past week hundreds of unfolds to free their homes fighting for fatah land between indigenous fama isn't cattle herders continues to see it was an address reports now from job starts in nigeria as state. orphaned by a conflict she knows nothing about this toddler fighting for her life was brought to hospital with broken limbs and standpoint our parents didn't survive. the the old villages in troublous were all affected by a conflict that many years old was over after three year break it came by the very real shock to me that this same community will visit. attacks again
and was will lead to these number of killings in blood just that there must be total investigation on us the root cause of this case it may be beyond what was. the government responded by deploying more troops but that hasn't stopped the flow of refugees. but only could areas has been was a casualty he didn't leave when others fled she's in causal level. neurons will burn in labor i feel powerless without him knowing that i don't know what will happen to me or the kids who are in school i don't know but people do this is the grave of the only victim of the attack on cockroach fish witnesses say when the religious sense then they moved to us and from the kitchen protected by the security forces but many vulnerable villages once or likely only say eighty four people were killed in the attacks that lasted days but community leaders insist the total is more than two hundred. curiously the
crisis in the central state of play two is between two ethnic groups the bureau who are mostly farmers and the floody had been blaming each other for igniting the conflict the full unease came behind the church with a number more than one hundred people in blood over block and they came. from last august to today we lost over two hundred fifty persons cigarette legal is some underwrote some in the reordering field and so most of us we continue receiving these killings and killings and killings the government is blamed for its failure to protect the weak either for political expediency or the failure of the security apparatus to deal with the violence like in most nigerian states affected by killings this year the conflict center mainly on land resources the population
has grown so has the demand for food and with the effects of climate change becoming more real the fight over land and water has intensified. i mean you also say that with nigeria's campaign season opening politicians i exported the situation to their advantage. al-jazeera central nigeria. at least twenty four people including emergency workers have been killed in a series of fireworks explosions near mexico city the red cross says firefighters police and paramedics are among the dead it happened in the town of tal to pick which is known as mexico's fireworks capital at least thirty one others were injured and four where houses were destroyed. the spawn of city of pamplona has launched an app to help prevent sexual assault at the annual running of the bulls festival it's a bit to push back against calls to boycott the an event which begins on friday users will be able to report crimes to the police by pressing
a button that sends their location i'm going to police say they've been cracking down on sexual abuse over the past few years. all the news of course on our website all the latest on the trade towers between the u.s. and china there is on your screen the address al-jazeera dot com. part of a quick check of the headlines here now jazeera beijing as accuse the trumpet ministration of launching the largest trade war in economic history after u.s. tires of thirty four billion dollars on chinese goods went into effect china's vowing counter measures setting the stage for a prolonged trade conflict between the world's two biggest economies bright as more from beijing clearly people in this part of the world are nervous we've seen stock prices only fall very slightly today but it has to be said that all of this negative sentiment has been feeding into the market and we have been seeing share
prices generally go in a downward direction over the past couple of weeks in thailand one of the divers helping with the cave rescue of a teenage football team has died the former navy seal lost consciousness on his way out of the cave where he'd been delivering oxygen tanks to the twelve boys and their coach rescuers on a race against time to get the team out with monsoon rains forecast for the weekend . well in the south of thailand the bodies of fifteen chinese tourists have been recovered of the resort island of puke it they were in a boat that capsized in rough seas on thursday with one hundred five people on board time navy seals are continuing their search for forty people who are still missing. u.s. president donald trump has accepted the resignation of the head of the environmental protection agency scott pruitt had been accused of misusing his office and public funds the former leader of a doomsday cult carried out
a sarin gas attack in japan in one thousand nine hundred five has been executed. was the first to be hanged for the tokyo subway attack japanese media say six of his followers have also been executed thirteen people were killed and more than six thousand injured when cult members released the gas in five coordinated attacks on the city's metro israel's supreme court has suspended the demolition of some palestinian homes in the occupied west bank on thursday thirty five people were injured and eleven detained alomar as they fought with security forces to prevent their homes and being raised rights groups say israel's attempting to clear the area of palestinian homes to allow for the expansion of illegal israeli settlements well those were the headlines the news continues here on the al-jazeera after inside story station that's a water buffalo. getting to the heart of the matter if. the supreme leader calls you today and says let's have told us would you accept reality as what do you think
reunification of look like there are two people think the peaceful unification is the only option for prosperity of south korea hear their story on talk to al-jazeera. will the world supply of oil continue to flow out of the gulf donald trump issues an ultimatum to importers stop iranian shipments by november or face u.s. sanctions iran hits back by volume to block the straits of hormuz as the rhetoric heats up over a crude what's the cost this is inside story. a welcome to the program. donald trump's nuclear reaction is threatening to turn off the taps in the world's major oil supply the white house is threatening countries.