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tv   The Listening Post 2019 Ep 5  Al Jazeera  February 2, 2019 11:32am-12:01pm +03

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we did to a summer of extremes wildfires in the drought stricken south and flooding in the tropical north of the country romania is celebrating taking the presidency of the european union for the first time but it struggling to shake off allegations of government corruption and mismanagement environmental activists say it's been complicit in the destruction of some of europe's oldest forests florence they reports now from the senate national forest. these high hills have proved rich pickings for people who show scant regard for the importance of ancient forests supposedly immune from exploitation they don't even try to hide their business it's all piled up on the roadside despite its commercial logging in the national park being illegal nor did it take long to find the log has we'd been warned they might be armed so we kept our camera at a distance they insisted they had won a government auction which allowed them to do this fairly. the environmental activists trying to stop it's say none of this could happen without the government
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knowing if you slogging conservations are most of the times approved by the state but when we write letters and make complaints the minister herself is answering to our said there should be no logging in national parks so there is a little contradiction here they approve it and they say it's not legal at the same time but you can see it i mean we just drove up the track and it's here you can't you can't miss it all over in any nation are parked in the town which sits below the national park a huge steel works used to provide employment for nearly everyone but not anymore nothing was found to replace the jobs so it's easy to see why logging became such a large industry romania's forests are vast which is partly why the locals get away with it some of this woodland is among the oldest in europe but large areas have been cut out of it the government keeps secrets any records of what's legal and what isn't so global companies which buy romanian timber furniture cannot know the
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origin of the wood alina worked for the forestry agency for fourteen years when she complained about all of this she says she was intimidated and isolated ultimately forced to resign and first came out the law or the addict out of the bottle i was questioned by my directors as a biologist i was prevented from doing field work that didn't from going to logging areas in the park they kept me on minimum wage they did everything they could to stop me from being able to speak out they cut me off remain you're currently enjoys the privilege of holding the presidency of the council of the european union which means it has the opportunity to set policy objectives for the whole of the e.u. including on the environment and yet despite all the evidence to the contrary the remaining government still insists that nothing illegal has been happening inside its own protected forests. i mean their own ministers have been saying as much to the european parliament even though it has been presented with evidence suggesting the very opposite we are talking about illegal logging in private forests where
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there were no problems services for guarding these forests thirty years ago the remaining people rose up against their dictatorial leader nicholai ceausescu and embarked on a journey to democracy which for the first time has put their country into a leadership position across europe for all of that remain yet maintains a reputation as having a thick covering of corruption it seems unable to shake off largely al-jazeera in western rumania. sports coming up we will find out which team this baby gorilla picks to win sunday's super bowl. in the next episode of science in a golden age i'll be exploring the contributions made by scholars during the medieval islamic period in the field of medicine. science turned to be a good subject to bring different people from all over to work together. to such
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a magical and the more i learn about the more i respect science in a golden age with professor jim and. when the news breaks a few minutes ago we were able to hear a huge explosion fifty people are still missing when people who need to be heard and the story needs to be told we need to invest in development of nuclear and best making sure that people are not left behind al-jazeera has teams on the ground joining us for this historic step in american politics to bring you more award winning documentaries and life needs on and on line.
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obvious well with paper. thank you very much qatar have stunned the football by winning the asian cup for the first time be japan three one in the final enough to cap a remarkable tournament david stokes reports was this is as big as football gets in asia cattle were going for their first major trophy but standing in their way with a full time champions japan forty three places above them in the world rankings they may have been underdogs but qatar struck the first blow and a spectacular one two was i was. had eight goals in the tournament already but number nine was his best yet the twenty two year old with an overhead kick breaking the competition's goal scoring record set back in one thousand nine hundred ninety six but
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a simple tony kushner's a fantastic start for qatar and soon it got even better was another stunning goal this time from abdel-aziz had term they were two no up at half time who would often you see. things started to go against them after the break though first they lost to eleven hookey to a nasty looking head injury and then for the first time in the competition they finally conceded a goal to cooney mean amino giving japan hope and it promised to be a nervous finish. that was until an intervention from the referee and v.a.r. japan were judged to have one pulled in the area which gave qatar a penalty and akram a faith a chance to win it for his country if you could have i was. they held on through five minutes about a time and then the championship was theirs nineteen goals and just one conceded
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their improbable run to glory was complete because it was a look you know was it's perfect preparation as qatar prepares to host the world cup in three years' time they did stokes al-jazeera. to the. we make history we make history for our country so we need to be very proud. about our achievement it's. another prove that with the hard work and commitment and working as a team you can you can you can reach very good results and this is one step more to to continue your developing the team. to play another clip women in the summer and to be ready for two thousand and twenty two to represent qatar in as a very competitive team in the world cup there were next to no qatar fans in abu dhabi for the match because of the blockade imposed by the hosts u.a.e. saudi arabia bahrain and egypt but as you can see in these pictures there were
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plenty of celebrations going on in carter's capital city here in doha both fan parks and on the roads in their cars afterwards our correspondent any richardson was there at the fans near aspire cademy where many of the team develop their skills. well it's hard really so overstate the level of achievement to discuss all chambers of gold off the game insists all of it without any real track record of success at the asian cup and yet here they are lifting the trophy having hastened for premier champions on their way to this three one win against your little boys only with knowing goes on it's not just the record is told it is a record of any talk believe it looked a little bit late but you can see there were signs of these are great young see on the rise even ahead of this title success the vast majority of this team came through the years by international academy year in cats are hugely ambitious project set up in the six thousand or so i can't quite find that young tyler's
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money now it's not really young players finally coming to our wishing at senior level and then you have the role of polish village senators around you came to barcelona to look up with the b.s. mark and to be with two thousand and six a really good players are growing up alongside leeds or i receive you know which means went to the senate seat with the same is now actually going on to the club on america's south america's biggest international zone and whether any advice you suggest measuring the bits i don't like in argentina. along here in new green on the big snap is this team develops its awards marketing and playing out to the world cup finals in twenty twenty two and now i can just enjoy being asian champions for the first time in that country's history. and the mention the world cup force approaching twenty twenty two households correspondingly winnings explains why asian cup success is likely to have a huge impact on that well cattle stunning victory in this tournament is not just
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good news for cattle it's actually good news for the asian football confederation and for why because fee for awarded this tournament to cut all twenty twenty two world cup and there's been nothing but negativity and control over our side of cuts on the side of the middle east people looking in can. spotlight shifting from the tournament itself on to the fact that qatar has a competitive team that will actually be a really good factor in that world cup you don't want to be going into a tournament as a host nation and not having attained that can conceivably get through the group stages and actually make a room mark on the pitch it's a refreshing change people from qatar have been so accustomed to criticism of the tournament to actually have a team to cheer and get behind and to sing the star with which they pride of course one goal conceded throughout the tournament and such style and so many goals scored in a record goal scorer in our ways ali these are things that are getting
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a positive though to qatar and actually will go through until the twenty twenty two tournament the bahraini refugee football player hakeem is due you before a criminal court in bangkok on monday this comes after thailand's attorney general approved bahrain's extradition request these protesters rallied on friday in australia where he's paid for twenty fourteen coequal his release he is likely to reject the request and will be detained for an extra sixty days while his lawyers build the case was arrested last year while on honeymoon the bahraini government sentenced him to ten years in jail for his alleged role in the arab spring protests twelve russian track and field athletes have been handed doping bans by the court of arbitration for sport on friday that doesn't include twenty twelve olympic high jump gold medalist even of who has been banned for four years others were handed as many as eight year bans the russian athletics federation remain suspended by the i.w.a. if alpine skiing legend lindsey vonn will retire from the sport after the world
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championships in sweden later this month the american is the all time women's leader in world cup wins she also has four world cup titles as well as an olympic gold medal vonn initially planned to retire at the end of this year but persistent knee pain has put paid to those. plans will championships open on tuesday with the women super g. while the downhill is should yield for next saturday rugby six nations tournament is up and running wales fourth back from sixteen no doubt at half time to beat france twenty four nineteen in paris on saturday the defending champions ireland will be up against england while the english won the title in twenty sixteen and twenty seventeen the irish with champions in twenty eight winning all of their matches to achieve what is known as the grand slam no team has won back to back grand slams in the six nations i think the danger of a sluggish start is of a loser i think with england i'm on the form that they're going to be bringing the
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crop and they are the launch short of that if we start slow. day well we know that they will start so we have to be good on a doctor is why it was important he said right at the very start two weeks ago that you know we can't we have today we're just two days away from the super bowl with a new england patriots will take on the los angeles rams both teams are practicing in atlanta in preparation for sunday while the rams have won the big game once the patriots are making a habit of that with five titles much of it thanks to quarterback tom brady this is he's not super bowl appearance you know there's obviously a lot of games last season and it's a lot like climbing a mountain it's all like running a marathon. you have some really great mona moments of achievement when you have been disappointed things that happen and you've got to kind of figure out your way as you go and the goal is to reach the top and only one team really reaches the top top we're pretty close well brady you won't be happy with this baby gorilla suit
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she's called some deal and had the choice of eating a patriot's cake or rems cake and she went for the blue and gold colors of the rams she's only seven months old though so she could be wrong we'll soon find out. and that's all the sport we have for you no more coming up again later thank you pedro maybe he was just hungry you know us thanks for joining us for this news see how raman is up with your latest headlines here in opposite directions from us. we're heading to the place so deep in the proving amazon it's taken us two days on this boat just to get there from the search current danger because no look at what is being done to protect one of the region's most iconic creatures are disappearing because the legal pad trade with the you may want to see a reintroduction of the cars as a viable option to save some of these population pretty good. techno on al-jazeera
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power investigates army new mining out. on a zero. this is a really fabulous news for one of the best i've ever worked in there is a unique sense of bonding where everybody teams in but something i feel every time i get on the chair every time i interview someone. often working round the clock to make sure that we bring events as i currently as possible to the view that's what people expect of us and that's what i think we really do well. raising fears of a new arms race the u.s. says russian violations of forced it to back out of a cold war era nuclear missile pact.
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the whole rommany watching on several of my headquarters here in doha coming up in the next thirty minutes the taliban offers its vision for afghanistan if president truck pulls u.s. troops out. also gold for cash to stay afloat him iraqi company says it pulled three tons of gold from venezuela before warnings were issued by washington. a new footage emerges of the moment a wall of sludge and mud from a dam in brazil. welcome to the program the u.s. is withdrawing from a decade's old nuclear missile pact with russia sparking fears of a new arms race the trumpet ministration has accused bosco of violating the intermediate range nuclear forces or the i n f treaty russia rejects those
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accusations complete tons more for washington d.c. . suspension of the historic treaty that has been a cornerstone of european security for decades for years russia has violated the terms of the intermediate range nuclear forces treaty without remorse the united states will therefore suspend its obligations under the un after eighty effective february second. the white house maintains the u.s. has adhere to the intermediate range nuclear forces treaty well russia has not in that time it accuses. russia of covertly developing and fielding a prohibited missile system that poses a threat to european allies u.s. forces stationed there the u.s. did not give specific examples of violations russia has consistently denied its breaking the agreement the us secretary of state says freshness and violation what's your response we're not going to approach this many times but they don't
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want to leave the agreement was signed during the cold war by u.s. president ronald reagan and russia's mikhail gorbachev one thousand nine hundred eighty seven when most agree it's not perfect it did halted escalating arms race between the two superpowers us president donald trump has long been a critic of the treaty. and friday he suggested it might be time to negotiate a new one we're listening to and here we should be the only one i hope that we're able to get everybody in a very big and beautiful room and what new treaty that would be much better still there's concern the u.s. did not exhaust its diplomatic options and is trump pressures north korea to give up its nuclear arsenal many question why he would relax any missile restrictions on russia it actually opens the door for russia to deploy more of these missiles and opens the door for a new european missile race some analysts have speculated the trumpet ministration
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isn't just worried about russia. china is not bound by the treaty there's criticism it's been gaining military advantage deploying large numbers of missiles with ranges beyond the current limits there are now just six months for the agreement to be saved the united states is russian must destroy equipment in violation of the agreement or will move ahead with a response designed to deny what the united states perceives to be russia's military advantage can really help at al-jazeera the white house. worked for the u.s. state department on curbing weapons of mass destruction globally she says the trumpet ministration had other options on the deal. i think there is a concern about russia's missiles there's been television that indicates that the missiles do in fact have a range just beyond what's allowed under the i.n.f. treaty and that there's
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a chance they have actual plane done some testing with them so there is a concern are valid concern about what russia is doing however there are some diplomatic efforts that you know they could have done more to actually try to resolve the issue on the other hand you know it is another case obviously the u.s. withdrawal from retreat that really is very very important in terms of what it's been able to do or what it can prevent in terms of our control so it can also deftly be seen as another case where the u.s. sees an agreement that it doesn't like and rather taking the time to really exhaust diplomatic efforts it decides will draw. the taliban says u.s. president donald trump appears to be serious about pulling its troops out of afghanistan a spokesman for the all group says a foreign withdrawal is the first goal towards resolving the seventeen year conflict the taliban also says it wants to establish an islamic system and any peace deal earlier this week the u.s. envoy said there had been agreements in principle with
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a framework agreement but it was drawn up without input from the afghan government which the taliban regards as illegitimate david said need is a former u.s. deputy assistant secretary for defense for going to stand in pakistan he says the taliban needs to outline specifically what it means by an islamic system. well if you look at the afghan constitution it says that afghanistan respects shari'a law as governing the cord to the islamic principles so it really depends on what you mean by in this law mix system. in afghanistan in kabul where i've lived for a fair part of the last several years there is an islamic system so the question is will the taliban accept what the rest of afghanistan regards as in itself was long system or do they want something else something that is more a traditional pashtun system with a huge amount of oppression of women are they going to accept the presence of shia in the has are a minority which when they were in power before they were discriminated against so
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we have to look at what they mean when they say islamic system a true islamic system would be fine but if it's one that is really just a pashtun tribal system that's another question for ivory coast present low bank has been released by the international criminal court he and his allies and form a youth minister scholz bloke who were acquitted last month after the decisions being appealed by prosecutors they being accused of crimes against humanity including initiating a wave of violence following disputed elections in two thousand and ten. supporters dancing chanted outside the coldplay save bank those innocent and hope that he will one day return to the ivory coast. because. of the time that the reason
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that. we. are free well custom is deputy director of the way omo foundation which promotes the international criminal justice system he says but both still faces jail time on other charges. the acquittal itself may not have that significant of been a fact what would have a very significant of effect is of course if you are on back the returns at the ivory coast and in particular if you re enters the politico arena that it's quite likely but it's actually unclear it's quite likely that he would enter the political arena if he returned but it's unclear whether he would actually return to the ivory coast at this at this point one thing of note is that despite the fact that the i.c.c. acquitted well there is still an arrest warrant that was issued in i read caused an international arrest warrant issued for him for the misappropriation of funds and should he be convicted for charges that arrest warrant speaks to he could face up
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to twenty years in prison venezuela's opposition leader has rejected an offer from mexico and you're going to mediate talks with president nicolas maduro on the negotiations won't be neutral he's backed by several latin american and western countries and is seeking support from the allies russia and china washington is ramping up pressure on president madeira to step down speaking to exile venezuelans in florida vice president mike pence said it's time to end what he called mature is dictatorship he also warned that all options were on the table to deal with venezuela's crisis and to be clear the struggle in venezuela is between dictatorship and democracy and freedom has the moment nicolas maduro is a dictator with no legitimate claim to power and nicolas maduro must go but those looking on should know this. all options are on the table
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was. nicolas maduro would do well not to tell the resolve of the united states was a deadline issued by several european countries for majority quarterly elections expired on saturday he's already said that he'll ignore it more protests are expected this weekend as one calls supporters back onto the streets for what he says will be the biggest march in the country's history that adminstrations will coincide with a pro madeira rally to mark the twentieth anniversary of his inauguration of his mentor and former venezuelan leader hugo chavez the madeira government is trying to stay solvent by selling its gold reserves vanessa newman is a latin america analyst and founder of political consulting asymmetrical she says it's a sign of the president is running out of options. basically it's very much in keeping
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with the crowd regime and this is a regime that's not only human rights abuses are and drug cartel and terrorist finance year it's a great qatar prosy it's estimated to have stolen somewhere around seven hundred or eight hundred billion dollars which is more than it would take to rebuild but as well as much more than they were ever got from the wall. so there is a duty mentality and people close to the regime just made it very clear that their intention was to take as much money out of the country as they possibly cut on the so that's a keep it on the other hand it's getting more difficult for them because there's greater vigilance greater surveillance and the same actions regime is is vicious if it's going to iran that's fast to go sanctions if it's going to russia especially those actions but this was not really sanctions so they're running out of options and they're just trying to save the thrashings of a drowning man basically and also the oil production is way down not just because
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of the section but because they didn't they didn't invest in their capacity so that they couldn't even produce more if they if they had if they you know they had to finance it the infrastructure is just not there u.s. immigration officials all falls feeding detainees on hunger strike in protest against conditions at a texas detention center immigration and customs enforcement known as i say eleven detainees at the el paso processing center have been refusing food some for more than a month a report by the associated press has phoned up to thirty people and striking most all from cuba and india in mid january the u.s. judge authorized the force feeding of sixty trainees being created and fed through a plastic needful tube the immigrants say their protests to its verbal abuse and threats of deportation from guards they're also upset about lengthy lock ups while awaiting legal proceedings for long as a senior research for human rights for she says force feeding.


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