about this lean on al jazeera, you know, you could watch out as they were english streaming live on like youtube channel, plus thousands of all programs. award winning documentaries. and in depth news reports. subscribe to you choose dot com forward slash al jazeera english. ah . the you propose is to ban all imports of russian will it will not be easy because some member states are strongly dependent on ration oil, but we simply have to do it. ah, other given al, this is angie there aligned from doha,
also coming up. you as president joe biden, defense is handling of the economy ahead of what's expected to be the biggest interest rate hike in $22.00. me is one of africa suffers, it's a worst route in decades, leaving millions at risk of dying of hunger badge in closes metro stations and spends boss fruits and china's latest attempt to stop the spread of cove at 19 the european union wall and say its 27 members to ban russian oil imports as part of its latest sanctions for the war in ukraine. the blog wants it done in stages to give government time to look for alternative supplies. in several countries of pushing for exemptions from any embargo, dominic came reports from berlin. this is the gas from nif installation. in hunting months, he asked from installations like these in siberia and across russia, crude oil, diesel and petrol. a pumped to customers, take them together every day,
nearly $8000000.00 barrels of crude and refined products are exported. 2 thirds of them end up in europe. but now russia's war against ukraine has changed everything . today we are addressing our dependency on russian oil. and let's be clear, it will not be easy because some member states a strongly dependent on russian oil, but we simply have to do it. so today we will propose to ban all russian oil from europe. this will be this will be a complete impulse ban on all russian oil seaborne and pipeline crude and refined. but in order for this to happen, it will need the support of all e u. member states. some are highly dependent on russian oil and
a strongly resistant to all out embargoes. the hungarian say what matters most to them is protecting their economy and people hobbled, one war is going on. and as a consequence process arising in the whole of europe, the signs of a serious crisis of energy and the european economies are facing miseries. and we are not yet out of the age of epidemics on a preferred people, medically a decision, the best but leaders of the country to defend them and hungry from these dangers. the new sanctions proposed in strasburg will also target several large russian banks and other financial institutions. we finally de swift spell bank. spare bank is one of the is the largest russian bank. it was round about 37 percent of the whole banking sector and we will also de swift to other major banks in russia. by that, we sit banks that are systemically critical to the russian financial system and
proteins ability to wage destruction. the notable absentee from all this is russian natural gas. in a sense, it's the elephant in the european living room, too big to be ignored, but also too big, unilaterally to be done away with, without seriously damaging economies across this continent. and that's the problem facing e u leaders. they want to act fast against russia, but they're stuck with the reality of decisions that governments across europe made over decades when they thought that it was in their best interests to make deals with president putin. doner kane, al jazeera berlin, alex schindler, is the president of energy intelligence. he says, countries like hungry will find a particularly hard to win themselves off russian energy. i think it's important to point out that this span on russian oil has been in the works for a while. so i think your opinion this started get his head around it. i think the important thing to note here is the ban on russian crude oil. which of these are
the barrels are taken out of the grounds and sent over to refineries. that's a lot easier to deal with than ban on russian crew products, which is much more difficult. and just illustrate that if you look at the figures for april, the amount of rushing crude oil important into the european union is down some 40 percent from 2021. and if you look at russian crude products, so we're talking about easel and gasoline, etc. that's actually up from 2021. so that kind of illustrates the issue here. and i think shows why european is saying it's going to be phase out. the products we face up by the end of this year and the crude is much bigger. and so with the vacuum hungry you've already starting to see question saying they won the exemption to this if it actually goes through. but let's not forget germany is also, you know, the european union's biggest economy account for about a started it's imports from, from russia. so it has
a pretty monumental job replacing russian oil in its economy as well. so i think we're going to see very closely whether this big announcement today actually creates, you know, entity throughout the group. and it, it very well may not. and let's see if the solutions there. yes ma'am, and joe biden says, as administration has made huge progress of reducing the nation's deficit. he's defending his record of the republicans accused him of not doing enough to cover soaring inflation. rock track cut the federal deficit by another, another $1.00 trillion dollars by the end of this fiscal year. the biggest decline the single year ever in american history. the biggest decline on top of our show me that $350000000000.00 drop in the depths. last year. my 1st year of prison were also learned for the 1st time since 2016,
the treasury department planning to pay down the national debt to shoot the public this quarter. that white house corresponding kimberly hall can join us now live for more. kimberly. so why is president bond and talking about this now, will the u. s. president is kind of checking off. what he sees is some successes that his economy, or rather his administration has achieved with the u. s. economy. because he's trying to get ahead of what potentially could be some negative headlines once the interest rates are hyped by the federal reserve. and we are expecting that to be imminent. this is something that will be historic, given the fact that interest rates have not hiked to this degree since the year 2020, 20, and 22 years. and so that could potentially have negative impacts in the markets. it could also have some negative headlines, and this is coming when confidence in the president's ability to handle the economy
. and also confidence in the federal reserve is dropping by double digits by the american public. about this time last year, 57 percent of americans had confidence that is now down to 43 percent. so the u. s . president really trying to get ahead of what he anticipates may not be the best headlines for his administration. so talk a through then. kimberly what impacts this interest rate hike may have yeah, well a, in terms of what this could mean it, the bottom line is it's going to probably hit hardest small businesses and also ordinary americans who can't afford to buy the things that have become more expensive in this country, due to inflation, things like cars to get to work or a place to live at the cost to borrow that and buy the murder rather, get the money from the bank to get those things is,
is going to become more expensive because if you have the cash you can pay for it at that price, but if you have to borrow the cost of borrowing that interest is going to compound so that price is actually going to be much higher in the end for those goods. and that's the problem here is that americans are already paying a lot more for goods, like food, or rent, in fact, inflations at a 40 year high here in the united states. and so this is very frustrating is we're hearing the treasury secretary, janet yellow saying things like a you, the united states is outperforming other countries. that doesn't really matter much to the ordinary american. that is just trying to buy groceries and still have some money left over and their paycheck. and right now that simply not the case. and a lot of americans voted for joe biden, thinking he was going to look out for the little di, and they're not feeling like that promise has been entirely cap joe biden saying, look at trust me, but that trust is waning for many americans right now. thanks so much for that.
kimberly hunk there i live in washington dc. the head of the world health organization has said access to safe abortions is crucial to saving lives. is comments came after leaked document emerge, suggesting the u. s. supreme court is poised reverse and then mock abortion rolling shackleton's revolt from washington dc. i thousands gathered outside the supreme court on tuesday afternoon to protest the leet. draft opinion that was reported to have the support of 5 conservative justices and opinion. that concludes that since those who wrote the constitution did not explicitly protect women's reproductive rights than previous judgments in training, a women's right to choose had no basis in the law. and that we are long past. the point that we was protested about how many decades ago, but it's terrifying, is
a handful of anti abortion rights protested roadside. the court, to my say a lot of murder, it flows seeking to end abortion access. this has been the goal since 1973. what justice is ruled in favor of women's reproductive rights? in the case of roe v wade, justice robert said that that was not in chick draft. we're very happy to hear that . and we're hopeful that i will stay with that draft and that will be the decision to wait. the white house as it is prepared for whatever the actual verdict is. but the president was that the reasoning underpinning the draft opinion has far reaching implications and basically says, all the decisions related to your private life. and whether or not you decided to see the child and i was watching them on the voice range of other decisions. what are the, how you raise your child? what does this do? does this mean that in florida they can decide they're going to pass along, saying that same sex marriage is not visible?
the u. s. has the worst maternal mortality rate in the industrialized world. those here award, that terrible metric could now deteriorate even further. the sign was entire, but conversations with many women today, i don't think that anybody has an idea of what the real world consequences are. and especially those who are in a position of privilege. i'm like everybody, i'm supreme court myself, it or not. and there's a lot of really potential for harm. but there was hope to oppose have consistently shown 70 percent of americans are against outlawing abortion. the democrats seem to be hoping for a bump and voter town out in november's midterm elections from those who support female, reproductive rights. but there is an awareness here that in the past, when the democrats about the opportunity to codify a woman's right to choose, they failed to do so. she, abraham see al jazeera washington, still had on al jazeera, after a series of weapons test this year. north korea is accused of foreign,
another ballistic missile and count down to what could be an historic, an action in northern ireland mission fain is points to become the biggest party. ah hello there, let's up to the middle east and we've had a dusty few days across the region. thanks to sand storms pushing down from iraq. now, a lot of that dust has been lifted up for some of the gulf states. this was the scene in doha. we had visibility effected with lots of hazy sunshine, and we are expecting those conditions to continue. we've seen some brisk winds below that dust about, but temperature that will dip down slightly. it is going to cool here, and it has been rather cool across the event temperatures way below the average for this time of year. some of those unsettled conditions, pushing their way further east. by the time we get into friday. now we're going to
see the unsettled weather pick up across northern areas of africa from the northwest corner. we've got wet and windy weather moving across algeria towards to nicea a lot of those winds picking up. that's the horrid dust and blowing it towards southern europe. it cools down as well for cairo, but across that central band of africa will, temperatures are above average. it isn't as wet as it is expected to be for this time of year. for the wet weather, we have to look to the horn of africa. we've got some wind warnings out for coastal areas of kenya, some heavier rain expected to edge into tanzania, but it's a largely dry picture for much of southern africa. we'll see the rain in cape town by saturday that to weather. ah frank assessments, what are the political risks about washing oil and gas for western leaders? will sanctions, on rosh, another jewish force. i was informed opinions, france, he's not abandoning to fight against judges terrorism. india going to be marketing
from asia and from char clinical debate. could china actually helped in russia's invasion of the crate in depth analysis or for days global headlines inside story on al jazeera? ah ah ah, there was a reminder about all stories. this year's president joe biden says, administration has made huge progress in reducing the nation's deficit. is demanding is record ahead of unexpected interest rate hike. republican say he's not doing it on to curb soaring inflation. the european union wanted member states to ban russian oil imports as part of its latest sanctions related to when you print
the blog. want that done in stages with several countries of pushing back on the ground in ukraine. the mayor of merrier poll says russian forces are again attacking a besieged steel works. and the last contact with the soldiers hold up inside. the reported fighting threatens to disrupt efforts involving the un to evacuate civilians trapped in the plant. shall stratford is in mackay leave car in the donalds griego, and he says ukrainian forces have repelled russia. assaults along the eastern front line. we went, sir, with the ukrainian army. they took us to a front line, prince trench position close to the town of de netscape. and i've the erica there was a lot of shelling that we heard a logic shells being exchange or fire being exchanged by both sides. shells actually going over these positions, hitting targets and basically to the south and to the north of where we were. it
was very loud when we arrived. we were speaking to, to the soldiers in these trenches, highly motivated men and women, and a lot of weapons as well, including weapons that have been supplied by nato countries such as those are so the ukrainians will say highly important, an anti tank weapons. and the situation there they have managed to hold so far, russian forces back and what's interesting is that they're off areas for the left and right of that position if you like, that saw a basically a lot louder where russian forces and the pro russia separatists are making a big effort to push forward, and that's as a similar story that you're hearing now. we're hearing now right the way across the region as we've been reporting in recent days. we know suddenly according to the ukranian military, a lot of shelling a lot of fighting around the is ume area. now this is an attempt by russian forces to push down towards the larger urban centers of yancey and cremmit horse. british
military intelligence in the last 48 hours have said that they think that the russians have put in what they say, a $22.00 battalion, tactical groups, which would amount to thousands of reinforcements in izzy. him for that potential push the u. n's as the conflict in ukraine is adding to what it calls a perfect storm of factors that are making hunger worse around the world. a joint report from the un european union and world food program says, 193000000 people and more than 50 different countries didn't have to eat last year . at $40000000.00 more than the year before conflict, extreme weather, and the pandemic. the main reasons for the increase sent him on hand reports on the situation. and if you're, if he has somali region which is offering its worst route in decades, this used to be for towel, grazing land. now it's just drive the bone. life is growing increasingly difficult
for these nomadic herders in eastern ethiopia and others like them across the horn of africa region. many feel powerless as they watch the livelihoods disappear beneath the sand, will come hide it. there is not a single animal left for us. hardy welcome. conditions are really hard and this drought is much different from previous ones. we've never suffered like this. the regions, worse drought in decades is killed nearly 1500000 animals from the hurts. people here say it's part of a new pattern of weather that's threatening their way of life. the puzzle is, you know, as soon as they know they're trying to recover from the other drug and the progress of the ballistic unrolled. so it's missing, you know, make them possible for them to recover quickly from the previous previous shocks of 20000000 people are on the brink of starvation. many have been displaced and forced to settling caps. a workers do what they can to feed the hungry. but sometimes that's not enough. we come up with some of the mothers who because of
they are not fed getting and food. they had no police. and if, in food for children or in a feed, feeding for children, scientists are linking the crisis to climate change. drugs like this used to happen once every 6 years. now they're every 3 rights groups are calling for urgent action . but for the nomadic herders of east africa, it may come too late to preserve their way of life. since modern al jazeera alterations in the democratic republic of congo have voted to extend martial law and to eastern provinces. the military, along with forces from neighbouring uganda fighting against armed groups of ports of mass killings, abductions and sexual violence, a wide spread harmed. house reports is not the 1st time in peace in the democratic republic of congo have voted to extend the state of seach in the east of the country. it's happened before,
and each time martial law has been extended by 15 days on student concern. later this usual note, we've been assured by the president of the parliament that this is the last vote on the state of siege. we now have to find other solutions off the 15 days to try and in the conflict. president village is the katie announced the state of siege and may last year. parliamentarians say the situation in the east is still volatile. armed, malicious and into camino violence, have killed thousands of people on the congolese army, uganda forces. and the u. n. t. a largest peacekeeping mission when moscow a trying to stabilize the region. but the violence in north q and a to the provinces seems to be getting was jacayla gould, i shall call knows it's been 12 months. and i think people in a tory have seen positive results. we have the state of siege and we as the government, we think it's working more than a 1000000 people have been displaced by the ongoing violence. many say they see no way out grammar school year. we taught things would have improved so we can go back
home on fortunately, we're living in these terrible conditions for how long we don't know local leaders and some rights groups want to return to civilian law, saying the military approach isn't working. last month, king as president or who looking at a mediator talks in nairobi between different rebel groups operating in eastern b, r. c. those talks are expected to resume later in may. the militia say they will stop fighting if certain conditions are in place, including amnesty for the fighters and the release of political prisoners. millions of people affected by decades of conflict, fear it could be years before peace returns to eastern the osi hardware, tulsa algebra, the u. s has condemned the launch of a ballistic missile by north korea urging pyongyang to refrain from what it called further destabilizing actions. japan and south korea say the missile was fired of north korea's east coast toward the sea. it would be north korea's 14th known
weapons test this year. while mcbride has more from salt, the south korean military confirming that this was a ballistic missile, but with a relatively short flight path. certainly compared with the more recent missile launches, they say that it reached a total altitude of 780 kilometers and flu, a total distance of nearly 500 kilometers east landing in the sea that separates japan and the korean peninsula. now, south korea has a strongly condemned this launched japanese. prime minister has said that it's totally unacceptable. well, we don't know exactly at this stage. what type of missile this was interesting. the it was launched from this district called su 9, which is just outside the capital gang from where north korea launched at the end of march to an icbm. that's an intercontinental ballistic missile, a sort of weapon capable of reaching the continental united states and the kind of weapon that north korea has not tested since 2017. so that was seen as
a major development to major escalation. now there's some debate over whether that miss out was fired was a, was all 15 or a more powerful, more recent class song, 17 icbm. but both of those types of missiles were on display at this very large parade that was held last week in pyongyang. this was the anniversary of the founding of north korea's military when also on display where other weaponry that the north koreans have been developing very actively in recent years, such as submarine loads, ballistic missiles and hypersonic missiles, attended by kim jungle and the north korean leader vowing to speed up the development of his nuclear asked me and my court has rejected an appeal bond to pose leader on san sushi to overturn her 5 year sentence for corruption. the sentence was handed down last week since being removed in a military coup last year. so she is face a series of challenges. i could see her spend the rest of her life behind balls.
aging is closed thousands of subway stations and suspended bus routes to covered 19 spreading through the city. fencing has been put up around buildings and compounds and neighborhoods were infections of the highest restaurants and bars or the office of takeaways, while gyms and schools are closed, millions of people are being tested. 20 year reports from beijing. well, things are streamlined tense. i think every day paging residence wake up and if there is another city wide lockdown announced people, i'm very thankful to try to make the most of their ability to go outdoors. but with the kind of numbers we're seeing at the moment, i think most people agree that a city wide lockdown is not going to be very likely, unless we see a huge spike in numbers. but what authorities are doing is feeling off neighborhoods in a very targeted way. so if you are fortunately in a pass of the city which is affected by cases, for example, in china and district,
the eastern part of the if you where i am located, then you will be locked down while the rest of the city, it still has still relative freedom. now paging is that the only city to announce the measures that another city job job central china, home to 12000000 people that and then the measures today wednesday. and also, if you look at shanghai, china, commercial center, the most populous a city in china, further down south that remains mostly under lockdown. official said that they have eased restrictions beginning on sunday. but because that city is continuing to see thousands of new cases every day. there's still a long way to go until that lockdown and lifted. so the majority of the 25000000 people living in shanghai, they couldn't find to that compound or even their apartments. an sorry shift could be looming in the politics of northern ireland, south elections on thursday,
should fain, once the political wing of the i'll re, was to poise to become the biggest party in the regions assembly. as john hall report, that would be a significant milestone. it should faint quest for united ireland catholic or protestant unionist or nationalist. not much matters more in northern ireland than identity and the symbols of sectarian struggle to preserve it. thursday's election will test both with the likelihood of a nationalist shouldn't fame victory sweeping away a 100 years of pro british dominance and a possible union, his boy cult of the power sharing government. as a result, this will be very significant because of course should fain. and as its primary intention is seen, northern ireland no longer exists. it wants to see irish unification. so to have should face the largest party, the assembly in northern ireland. am bearing in mind that overnight was created to maintain a unionist majority, would be remarkably significant. dana murray is
a young nationalist blow to born in 1998 when the good friday agreement brought an end to the troubles. he grew up on streets that then those now bear the marks of violence and division. is hector hotmail, hotmail, recently. last year on the road just in the privacy rule. so there is that element of their stellar. i think you have to go the democracy, a child in this new assembly. if it is to be an i says, 1st minister, you know, lot that nice the show or no desire to go back. there has going to take time and trust and work and dialogue, you know, maybe not physically, but not a 40 pick into the wall together. change appears closer, now accelerated by the case departure from the e. u and the see board of protocol put in place to avoid a hard land border that would have jeopardized piece of the island. the island, the protocol as it's known is moved by unionists who demand its removal because for them it undermines northern islands place in the united kingdom. people like billy
hutchinson who spent 15 years in prison for the murder of 2 catholic men in the 1970. now as a unionist politician, he believes breaks it and the protocol was put at risk. the good friday agreement itself was the same as it was those storms go? yeah. effectively. yeah. i'm not used amongst 930 m union to mock 62000000. but i want my economy. we run from london not run from europe, from brussels or dublin. this is an election and perhaps more important than any before it in which the power sharing arrangements that have underpinned peace in northern ireland. since 1998 could collapse with profound consequences for the prospect of a united ireland and for the future of the united kingdom. this tiny province that has seen and experienced so much could soon find itself again in uncharted territory. during the whole l $20.00. belfast
a famous jersey warned by argentinian football. a day ago, madonna has been sold for $9300000.00 at an auction. as a new record for any item of sports, memorabilia, so called had of god shirt was worn by marijuana during the 1986. well cub court a final against england, the jersey, god's name after 2 goals scored by him during the match. one of them came about after he punched the ball into the net antenna, went on to win the cup. ah and keep it out. with the headlines on al jazeera, the european union wants its 27 members to ban russian oil imports. pilots later sanctions for the warren crane, the black one set down in stages to give government time to look for alternative supplies. but several countries are pushing for exemptions from any embargo.