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day 2 of marathon talks to revive the 2015 iran nuclear deal set to resume in vienna the us downplays expectations of an immediate breakthrough. this is al jazeera live from also coming up one step closer to a near total information blackout tree imposes more internet restrictions making it
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difficult for protesters. to healthy person subjected to what mr floyd was subjected would have died as a result when he was subject. to testifies that a lack of oxygen not drugs killed george floyd while he was pinned to the ground by police. and polls opened in djibouti where president just myeloma get a 5th term in office. talks to revive the 2015 iran nuclear deal or resuming in vienna so far the u.s. and iran have been communicating indirectly european officials are relaying messages between the 2 hotels hosting delegations president joe biden's. he's ready
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to lift sanctions and reverse donald trump's decision to pull out of the hole in 2018 but 1st washington wants iran to return to the full limits imposed on its nuclear program the iranian president says negotiations are on the right track the u.s. state department is cautioning against expectations of an immediate breakthrough. these talks have been described as constructive as businesslike as accomplishing what they set out to do. and that is true we would characterize it that way as well we would also however hasten to. not allow expectations to outpace where we are after all we have said this will be heart let's go live now to as a bag he's in the iranian capital tehran so as a take us through what exactly happens today then.
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this is the final. session of negotiations that are taking place in vienna still no direct talks taking place between the united states and iran however iran has said if the europeans want to speak to the united states they're free to do so now one of the chief negotiators for iran she has said he's not in a position to say the talks are positive or negative but he said that they're not negative you also describe them as being progressive and constructive but iran's position still remains the same that all sanctions must be lifted and very fired by iran before iran reverses any taken in terms of its nuclear program that verification process could take some time iran wants to be able to sell and export its oil and for that money for the oil to make its way through financial channels back to iran of course iran's oil and banking sector have been under sanctions now one of the reasons that these negotiators are being very careful in terms of what they say is because of the political situation inside the country they have to come
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back to iran and discuss it with the powers that be. what's on the table is acceptable but also we have presidential elections coming up in june and this is president rouhani his final term he will be leaving office this year and he doesn't want to be remembered as the president that resided over a failed deal and was unable to deliver on his promise of having sanctions lifted but also during those political debates for the presidential elections this nuclear deal will be a hot topic and it's thought that the conservatives who were never for the deal in the 1st place will use it to the reformist candidates who are seen as moderate of not being able to deliver and of course these political political terms are relative but also the west germany france and the united kingdom and the united states also know that they're running out of time because there are many that believe that the next president in this country will be from the conservative camp
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and will be less likely. to want to talk to the western an example of that is after iran's nuclear scientists chief nuclear scientist was assassinated late last year the parliament passed a bill to restrict i.a.e.a. inspectors that president rouhani and he's administration struck a deal with the i.a.e.a. for 3 months and then was accused by parliament of not abiding by that bill so time is running out but ultimately those negotiators will have to come back to tehran and discuss with the supreme leader ayatollah khamenei who is the political and spiritual leader of the country and put to him what's on the table and he will have the final say or a stay with us because just before those negotiations resume there's been an important development now south korea saying iran has freed one of its oil tankers and the captive iran sees the south korean flag ship in january accusing its crew of oil pollution there's been tension though between the 2 sides since south korea froze $7000000000.00 of iran's money as part of u.s.
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sanctions the obvious question then as said is there any sign of a link between the $2.00 issues. certainly is a coincidence isn't it that this ship is being released while these talks in vienna are taking place it could be that this is a sign from iran to show to the west to the united states and those europeans that iran is willing to take steps if the europeans and the united states are also willing to do the same but also we are hearing that the south korean prime minister is set to visit the country to meet with president hassan rouhani so it could be assigned to the south koreans as well but iran has been adamant that this is their money that's been frozen and they've wanted to get their hands on it for quite quite a while those those $7000000000.00 of iranian iranian funds that have been frozen because of u.s. sanctions so you could be either either of the reasons but it is least it will be seen as a positive sign by south korea and also the united states. or i as
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a big bear when mars military is intensifying its crackdown on protesters by imposing imposing more internet restrictions and the near information blackout and that means images of violence like these will be difficult to trickle out the jointer has now limited fiber broadband service it was the only way left for people to access the internet and some areas satellite dishes used to access international channels are being confiscated to international pressure is also growing on the military the u.s. has imposed sanctions on myanmar as maine state owned german company that's an important source of income for the generals of the u.k. has made an offer of safe haven to me in march former ambassador. was locked out of the embassy in london on wednesday he was removed from his post after criticizing fabrice coup and calling for the release of deposed leader aung san suu kyi it's go
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live now scott is in bangkok for sirte start with this escalating digital blackout how is that impacting the protests. it's going to impact them at least $12.00 levels if you will one that is simply getting information out and seeing information within the country what's happening with the protest movement what's happening with the civil disobedience movement disobedience movement but then also this is one of the ways these platforms social media platforms as one of the main ways that the protestors have been communicating obviously they've had to become a little bit more creative over the last several weeks because of this kind of steadily erosion of connectivity to the internet this latest round with the fiber optic broadband connections being snipped that is obviously the almost one of the last steps if you will so it's very difficult for them to communicate with each other it's very difficult for us on the outside to see what's happening inside
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because they can't send material information out but also what's interesting you mention the semi and that is that satellites are now even become becoming satellite dishes i should say are now becoming illegal in some parts of the being asked the people of myanmar are being asked to turn them into the police station so obviously that's another step to curb the flow of information that's obviously just on the in incoming to prevent people from seeing how we are and other journalists are covering what's happening inside their country so obviously this is the jitters move to really kind of stifle any kind of information flow within the within the country and then also from outside the country into the country and what about that those u.s. sanctions on the jet industry now kind of impact is that having. well it's going to have an economic impact and that's kind of the united states is a reason for doing so now the jade industry inside myanmar is very big business the
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world's largest supplier of jade the military has 2 conglomerates the deal in precious gems there's also a very big ruby business inside industry inside myanmar so this hits them in the pocketbook and that's the intention of the united states treasury department but it has to be looked at you know yes this is you know kind of the next step in these kind of continual rounds of sanctions both specifically with people with companies tied to the military and then these to conglomerates tied directly to the military the united states kind of effort to to really leverage the situation communication about what's going on leverage a political dialogue of what's to talk about what's happening inside myanmar through economic means but it needs to be said these kind of sanctions they take a while to take hold in other words if the entire jape industry is all of a sudden stop and it's not it would take a while for it to get to a point where the judge to has to say ok yes we need to talk because this is gone
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or we're at the coffers are gone the money in our coffers are gone that's going to take a while in other words it's kind of a mid term long term play what needs to happen now are those countries who have direct and immediate impact on the joints and how it operates china india russia that kind of economic leverage would have a much more much quicker effect if you will on trying to get the jump to that start talking about a political dialogue so that hasn't been happening but again this is the united states doing what they can i guess at this stage and kind of keep the pressure and keep attention on the situation in myanmar so this is their latest step targeting those conglomerates own by the military deal in precious gems or it's called high level. there's been more disorder and fighting in northern ireland police fired water cannon to disperse protesters who threw rocks and petrol bombs anger over host breaks the trade issues of worse and other frustrations white house is joining the british and irish governments in calling for calm.
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i. a doctor has rejected suggestions george floyd's drug use and underlying health problems caused his death longer than critical care specialist dr martin tobin testified floyd died from a lack of oxygen while being pinned to the pavement with a knee on his neck alan fischer reports from minneapolis. focus on this this was a significant day in court a phase of testimony covering important medical evidence the 1st witness martin to open a doctor with more than 40 years experience a pulmonologist a breathing expect mr floyd died from a low level of oxygen and this caused damage to his brain that we see and it also caused. a rift that caused his heart to
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stop how mr floyd pinned to the ground restrained by police simply couldn't get enough breath to survive that contain forces that are going to lead to the shallow breath are going to be that he's turned prone on the street that he has the handcuffs in place combined with the street and then that he has a knee on his neck and then that he has a knee on his back and on his side dr toobin reviewed all the video and concluded that after he taken his last breath the police continued to pin george floyd done for a further 3 minutes that's the moment the life whose body the defense argued that drugs taken by george floyd was a significant factor in his death increasing his carbon dioxide level in his blood not so says the doctor what you're seeing is that the increase in his carbon dioxide that is found in the emergency room is so explained by part you expect to
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happen in somebody who doesn't have an event ration given to him for 9 minutes and 50 seconds under cross-examination dr toben acknowledged he had a lot of time to analyze the events of may last year but derek chauvin was acting in reacting to events as they happened he dismissed some of the questions from the defense trying to poke holes in what was a compelling testimony throughout the jury paid close attention to the doctor many making notes the defense team including derek. did to see a forensic toxicologist told the court there were traces of drugs in george floyd system but nothing that was alarming the result to be consistent with the prescription counts and that is that right. now would that be considered a low level of methamphetamine yes. the final question for dr toben again concerned george boyd's drug use he said that those who suffered defend an overdose went into
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a coma 1st george floyd never did alan fischer at the derek sugar murder trial in minneapolis. still ahead on al jazeera we look ahead to the presidential election in benigne while hundreds of used cars and been abandoned at the border with nigeria. and israel extends its national long downs and struggles to secure covert 19 vaccines lines. it's time for the perfect gentlemen. sponsored plan qatar airways the weather slushy fighting dry across central parts of europe had the big area of high pressure settle them but we have got some wintry weather in play down towards the southeast at least some more snow coming in across the turkish mountains and cold enough for some significant snowfall coming in across scandinavia i suppose
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coming in from more of a northerly direction across the western parts of europe so that outtake wind is returning behind these weather fronts this cold front will sink further south was introducing another blast of cold air further west we got another weather system making its way in from the atlantic a surge of western weather coming in across spain and portugal eventually that will push its way into france as well as that northerly wind then across the british isles scotland to around 7 celsius there 11 degrees for lunch. and there's a cold front stretching as well course the low countries it's not impossible jamey significant snow fall behind from norway to sweden and gravity into finland in this recall one in c. sas stable out west the weather will continue to make its way through the south was france to any particular where much of the low countries seeing some very heavy rain at this time and temperatures starting to fall away but if you shall still haven't see west central parts of the mediterranean we went to weather further east
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welcome back you're watching al-jazeera time to recap our headlines now talks to revive the 2015 iran nuclear deal are set to resume in vienna president joe biden says he's ready to lift sanctions but 1st washington wants iran to return to the full limits and owes on its nuclear program. the trees intensifying its crackdown by imposing more internet restrictions and the near information blackout authorities of limited fiber broadband service it was the only way left to access the internet. critical care doctor says a lack of oxygen and not drugs killed george floyd when he was pinned down by police martin tobin testified at the trial of derrick chavez the former officer accused of killing floyd. and. now the nigerian army says 10 soldiers and an officer have been killed in an attack in central benue state they
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were deployed there to tackle local armed groups voting is underway in djibouti meanwhile 73 year old this myeloma is seeking a 5th term in office he's been in power for 22 years main opposition parties have boycotted the vote for small horn of africa nation is located in one of the world's busiest trading routes and is home to several foreign military bases. catherine so she's following the election for us from the kenyan capital nairobi so 1st of all given the opposition called for a boycott how excited are people at the camp coming out to vote catherine. well voting is underway in djibouti and really it depends on who you speak to many people who are in line waiting to vote you know basing their expectations and excitement around president gallup because
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a lot of them are saying they're satin that he's going to win because the opposition is not there a whole most. actually all main opposition leaders have boycotted the election some of them are in exile they said that they don't believe the election is going to be free and fair. questioning the electoral process in a saying that the institutions that are running these elections are not independent and they're not even sure if it is they decide to challenge the outcome of the election they're not sure that they're going to get a fair hearing because everything they say is in favor of the president there is one man who's challenging the president though. a smile fire who says that he is the voice of the voiceless the voice of the poor and he says that he is he is it's a challenge for him because the president has been in power for so long but he's going to forge ahead but this man who is relatively new. person in politics he's
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a businessman and he has not even been campaigning much in fact he's just had 3 political rallies so people don't really know his agenda don't really know what he is about he hasn't been talking much about his policies and so wants a lot of people like i said just basing their expectations on the president saying that they want him to prioritize more on the provision of basic services which is a very poor country people there are poor. and employment rates are very high the cost of living is extremely high so people are saying that they really want the president going forward to focus on them as wow and just lessen the burden of the very high cost of living in djibouti. all right thanks so much catherine sawyer spending is gearing up for a presidential election on sunday has one of the strongest economies in west africa
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the pandemic is having an impact the eastern border with its biggest trading partner nigeria has been closed for the past 18 months i had a dream and out what that means for traders in the commercial border town of. more years has been selling 2nd one cause for more than 10 years in. a border town between binny and nigeria. he says he's never lost so much income as he did in the past year. but. we are totally paralyzed ships that was supposed to bring in gods are coming as they used to those who buy from us are gone many employees have lost our jobs lives so hard for everyone involved in this business most of our clients are nigerians we don't see much of them these days they come and see has lost its value and it's no longer profitable for them to buy. what i preach been in the imports $25000.00 cars a month while the vehicles are meant for countries like malaysia chardin blocking
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a fossil 80 percent of them end up in nigeria but this was the impact of covered 19 and an 18 month long border closure by nigeria been in recorded a 2.3 percent growth the slowdown is in commerce transport agriculture and hospitality industry been is an important maritime help for many west african countries like booking a parcel chad and the general public eye substantial part of its revenue comes from cargoes of cars like this but in the last year revenues on exports have slow due to covered 19 and nigeria shutting its borders these cars have been sitting here for months waiting for buyers are pulling near for you know important supplies medical equipment to clients and beneath him and beyond. he says prospects for recovery are bright. with so many vaccines now in play there is hope that the 1000 pandemic can be contained quickly this will help
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revive business activity. but it's the poor who are mostly affected incomes and jobs have disappeared for many inflation is also doubled from 0.9 percent. to 2 percent last year still one of the lowest in the region but rising employment and poverty are raising concerns about an economy that many countries in west africa. on the bin in nigeria border. thank. australia has government says it will purchase another 20000000 doses of the pfizer biotech vaccine that's because it now wants people under the age of 50 to get the pfizer job instead of astra zeneca the government has also highlighted very rare cases of blood clots in some people who took the astra zeneca jab this is likely to further delay the vaccination drive corona virus infections
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in india have hit another record all day for a 3rd day nearly 132000 new cases were reported on friday the nation is battling a 2nd wave of covert 900 cases which is far more aggressive than last year's initial outbreak south korea is reimposing bans meanwhile on nightclubs croaky bars and nighttime entertainment facilities its daily case counts and now with a 3 month high we knew it restrictions are set to come into effect on monday and will last for 3 weeks. people in england will be entitled to get tested for corona virus twice a week from friday the new kits will be offered for free at existing testing sites and pharmacies they can give a result within 30 minutes the u.k.'s health secretary says it could help contain any future outbreaks prime minister boris johnson wants to continue relaxing
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england's restrictions in the coming months brazil has reported more than 4200 deaths on thursday the highest figure yet health systems in states across the country are at breaking point with many already overwhelmed and another round of instructions has come into effect in argentina's capital as it struggles to contain a record number of new infections there one aside and its surrounding suburbs recorded more than 14000 cases on thursday the new measures include a nighttime curfew and the closure of bars and restaurants from 11 pm will stay in place until the end of april when venezuela's extended its lockdown measures daily infections reach levels not seen since the 1st wave last year the country's been struggling to secure vaccines its government says u.s. sanctions are preventing it from buying more threes a boner. every day we say you have to face is the difficult
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task of filling oxygen tanks to help his father one survived 1000. 1 is 79 years old and is struggling with coronavirus at home. in north i don't trust in the government and how it's treating people in hospitals clinics are so expensive that we can't afford it the cheapest clinic we found wanted to charge us that initial payment of 3000 dollars and then $1500.00 a day and that's something we can't pay. finding oxygen is not easy he says father has been at home for more than 2 weeks and needs for oxygen tanks a day at a cost of $70.00 per tank we say it has opened an account in go fund me to get financial help. this is the 3rd day of the go fund me campaign but we can't withdraw the money until the 14th we've been able to get some money but there are
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a lot of people whose relatives die before they get the full amount. venezuela's health care system was already struggling prior to the pandemic and even though last year the infection rate was relatively low due to the widespread gasoline shortages that restricted movement infections have been going up in recent weeks. doctors across the country have been protesting for improved testing and vaccines and complaining that the official coronavirus figures provided by the government are false and. that i was there not carrying out enough testing and that's why the figures are low 3 weeks ago we carried out $120.00 tests a day and now we're not doing them any more we're seeing at least 40 people a day that we suspect are sick and we have no capacity to corroborate it. minister . pain is behind most other countries in the region the government has received around 750000 vaccines from russia china precedent has been negotiating with
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the opposition to obtain vaccines via kovacs program using funds frozen in the united states but mother who has refused the. following reports of blood clotting. most of the world will continue using us resident in spite of the recent problems kovacs as other vaccines but within the kovacs mechanism the way venezuela is classified we cannot treat a vaccine in order to do that venezuela will have to change its standing in kovacs but it's difficult because of its financial situation if venezuela paid $130000000.00 then it would change standing kovacs and the situation would be different. there are over 2000 go fund me campaigns to assist covert patients in venezuela as hospitals fill up citizens are resorting to desperate measures to save their loved ones while hoping help will arrive on time.
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and you can find much more know all those stories by heading over to our website including the latest updates on the pandemic on our courting about it the address there for you is w w w dot al-jazeera dot com. first take you through some of those headlines now talks to revive the 2015 iran nuclear deal set to resume in vienna president joe biden says he's ready to lift sanctions but 1st washington wants iran to return to the full limits imposed on its nuclear program as a bag has more from tehran on the priorities for the rainy inside the negotiating team is being very careful with its language and that's partly due to the internal political situation in.

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