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from around the world experts say that could be a government of national unity if that's the case that. will keep his job. from the favelas of caracas so the battlefields around our job is to get to the truth and the power people through knowledge. more shock and outrage over police brutality in the us as body cam footage shows a chicago officer chasing and shooting dead a 13 year old boy. you're watching al-jazeera live from our headquarters here and also coming up. russia seeks to violate dangerous united states we will respond the biden administration
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slaps new sanctions on moscow but also offers talks to diffuse recent tensions. china posts an incredible 18 percent rise in g.d.p. in the 1st quarter of 2021 despite a global downturn because of the corona virus pandemic. and hong kong's pro-democracy campaigners are in court to face sentencing for their role in the 2019 protests. begin in the united states where a new case of police brutality is causing outrage today officials have released body cam footage of a chicago officer fatally shooting a 13 year old boy last month some viewers will find the following footage disturbing and we've chosen not to show the moment of death the video shows an officer running after adam toledo in an alley way in the early hours of the morning
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the officer is heard telling toledo to stop and raised his hands the teenager appears to raise his hands right before the shots were fired efforts to save his life with c.p.r. were unsuccessful. police. that probably are starved. for help local reports suggest toledo had a gun at one stage and possibly through its over a fence before the officers stopped him former us federal prosecutor run out of mariotti says even if that was the case the police response was unjustified. i don't see how anyone can possibly justify shooting this boy i watched the video through the moment of death more than you showed on the air and i don't think it can be justified in any way i mean when i saw it was a boy running from an office or slow down or stop the ops are demanding that he put
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his hands up he did it and then the officer shot and i don't really know how that can just surprise me or you morally. you know we don't in the in this country or any country at least that i know of you know summarily shoot people when you're not from running away we know you're we also. we also don't shoot people if they're complying with police instructions so very our community and yes that can be any gun previously that it talks over the fence but i'm going to tell you i prosecuted cases some wanted out when i was federal prosecutor where the struggle police department would see someone with a gun the road over a fence and the officer would run after that person in atlanta i've never i've never seen a situation where the option then at the gun is already been tossed and proceeds to kill the person own who's not armed and putting his hands up it's just disturbing footage. will sting with police shootings in the us a policewoman who fatally shot
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a young black man in minnesota has appeared in court for the 1st time 20 year old dante rights was shot on sunday after being stopped for a traffic violation police say the officer compulsory shot right accidentally having mistakenly drawn her gun instead of a taser she's been charged with manslaughter and released on bail a day off so turning in her badge the death of set off several nights of unrest may fly how do. ya feed a difference this is the case that this is a guevara but no my nephew was killed with their i'm glad. these 2 are hurting our family apart not blood has been a 0 and all we and the police is he didn't is name please help us to go ahead and
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get something done on a conviction something well staying in the united states the fate of the former minneapolis police officer derek chauvet will soon lie in the hands of the jury his defense lawyers rested their case on thursday arguing show of and should not be convicted of murdering george floyd john hendren has our story from minneapolis. your honor at this time the defense rests with that testimony ended in one of the most highly charged u.s. civil rights trials in decades i have repeatedly advised you that this is your decision your decision on mom i'm right. the defendant former police officer derek chauvin will not testify i will invoke my 5th amendment privilege today that ended weeks of speculation on whether shogun would take this stand which would have opened him up for aggressive questioning from prosecutors now after a long weekend the lawyers will go before the jury once more for closing arguments
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on monday then the jury will be sequestered that is isolated until they render a verdict that could take days weeks or even months the judge said when packing hope for short plan for a long. over the 1st 11 days the prosecution presented a damning case with medical experts in this case mr george george floyd die from a cardio pulmonary arrest. it was caused by low oxygen levels and those low oxygen levels were induced by the prone restraint and positional asphyxiation that he was subjected to then there was a police chief who finally jovan the day after he was seen for 9 minutes and 29 seconds kneeling on floyd until the life out of him that in no way shape or form is anything that. is by policy is not part of our training and it is certainly not part of our ethics are values and they were emotional interviews with
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a murderer he showed. how to treat a mom in. he he just he loved her so dearly it's been 9 i stayed. apologizing in. the palace. for not doing more in not. physically interacting in. his life the defense spent just. 3 days to make its case arguing that show ven did nothing wrong i felt that the show his interactions with mr floyd were following his training. following current practices in policing and were generally reasonable. in that floyd died from a combination of a drug overdose heart trouble and maybe even car exhaust your opinion mr show
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opens me in any way impacted the structures of mr ford's and i. know you did not. know the city that erupted into turbulent riots after floyd's death waits anxiously and fearfully wondering if the verdict will reignite the fiery civil unrest of the long violent summer of 2020 john hendren al-jazeera minneapolis. u.s. president joe biden has signed off on sanctions against russia over primarily what is calling cyber attacks and acts of hostility the kremlin responded by saying it will then respond in kind of threat that followed a blanket denial mr biden says the still room for the 2 countries to work together as a white house correspondent can be helped that. there are some of the most punitive u.s. measures taken against russia in years today you know i've been through several steps
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including expulsion of several russian officials just days after a phone call between u.s. president joe biden and russian president vladimir putin to secure a u.s. desire for a predictable relationship the united states announces surprise that russia sanctions we cannot allow foreign power to interfere in our direct democratic process with impunity more than 30 russian entities are being targeted at least 10 russian diplomats will be expelled from the united states and some tech firms are being punished for allegedly providing support to russian intelligence sanctions also put in place rules bad. running some financial dealings involving russia's sovereign debt to choke off lending and inflict economic harm we want to stable predictable relationship and russia continues interfere with our democracy i'm prepared to take further actions to respond. the white house says the sanctions are retaliation for russia's alleged aggressive actions including the occupation of
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crimea interference in u.s. presidential elections and last year solar winds hack that infiltrated the computers of thousands of u.s. businesses and government agencies. the sanctions also respond to unconfirmed intelligence alleging russia offered bounties as high as $100000.00 for killing u.s. soldiers in afghanistan intelligence officials haven't confirmed the russia bounty program still the white house says we have course will not stand by and accept the targeting of our personnel by any elements including a foreign state actor this information really puts the burden on russia and the russian government to explain their engagement here the sanctions come just days after u.s. intelligence identified russia as one of the most serious threats to the united states and officials warn that sanctions may not be the only retaliation suggesting clint destine actions may still be yet to come can really help at al-jazeera the
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white house china has released record economic growth figures gross domestic product grew by 18.3 percent for the 1st quarter of this year as compared to the same period last year the international monetary fund the i.m.f. says china will drive global economic growth for at least the next 5 years while the rest of the world recovers from the curve it 19 coronavirus a pandemic katrina you has more now from shanghai. 18.3 percent that's the highest level of quarterly worth recorded since 1903 when records began hearing like that and really it's actually quite spot on with what economists were predicting we spoke to a number of them and they were predicting a range between 16 percent to 20 percent about's definitely in line with expectations but we do have to keep this in context this time last year china posted a historic contraction of almost 7 percent so we're all looking at the growth rate of 18 percent that's coming from the lower jump off point but still it is quite
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significant last year when we had the contraction china had all come to a standstill because it was in the forward of the quoted 19 pandemic and now we've had this steady recovery in very few outbreaks relative to other countries just small clusters here and there but no major lockdown since about mid last year now there's of course this contraction last year did set the stage for this dramatic rebound 18.3 percent and economists who spoke to also said that china largely made up the game the losses it made last year from early in the year around mid last year and some of the september points kind of gone back to the middle point and continued to grow ok that's the picture from shanghai let's bring in a tank and senior fellow at the center for international business ethics at the university of international business and economics he joins us from beijing on a welcome back to al-jazeera so let's just put this in context 18 percent that's a strong kingly impressive percentage growth figure for the 1st quarter of this
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year but we've got to don't scale that when we buy 7 percent because that was the starting point of this kind of a slingshot reaction because if the starting point was low but 18 percent doesn't necessarily look as good as it might look on 1st inspection. absolutely peter 11 percent i think is by anyone's measurement is quite impressive and it's going to have you know different effects and different audiences internationally these are you know china seems to have a handle not only at 19 in terms of health but also the economic facts. are going to take away a little bit from this argument that is being made that china is somehow deficient ok taking it on board what you're saying for sure but will this leave the chinese finance ministry open to accusations of not currency manipulation because those those accusations have been around for years and years largely unproven of course
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but helicopter money that's what the finance analysts call it where the chinese government goes into a sector and basically dumps cash into a sector so that's why for example in real estate investment is running at 38 percent that is very very difficult to sustain and might cause overheating within the chinese economy just that the chinese local level. peter i don't know which congress you're talking to but china's response to the code 19 economically was percentile and between 10 and 30 percent of what was done by the us europe etc so there wasn't this quote helicopter money a lot of the things that you're talking about are response to issues of shortages the u.s. has cut off ships and things like that they have been putting money into you know developing the ability to supply their own side so this idea of helicopter money i
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think is a little bit of strength ok let's call it stimulus government driven stimulus should the government listen to voices within its own administration who are saying look you've got to moderate the stimulus because the stimulus could be so big as to tilt the global economy in the wrong way and given that all the currencies are all interconnected these days that could have a major knock on effect for trading partners people who want to carry on doing big profitable business deals with beijing well peter if you're talking about the u.s. i don't understand but as i keep saying china is intervention its stimulus was minuscule compared to what's been going on globally so i don't think there's a case to be made that china is the one that stimulating things into the unknown
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both europe and the u.s. have so this idea that people are trying to do deals with beijing actually the rhetoric as you well know is against beijing so this idea that somehow everyone's clamoring of the things you do see a tremendous amount of f.b.i. foreign direct investment coming in to try but those are private companies these are not governments which are saying quite the opposite. ok we must leave it there on assange and good to get your thoughts at this financially crucial time for the chinese economy thank you still to come here on this program cleared for a comeback brazil's supreme court confirms his decision to drop criminal convictions against the former president lula da silva. and the chips are down but just how bad is the worldwide shortage of semiconductors.
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once again was time for big thunderstorms on the gulf coast and there they are with these yellow flashes lightning they were big storms they produced hail and flash flooding from the amount of rain and it's not unusual we are talking about spring weather but this unusually cold up in colorado in wyoming and that cold that snow has moved across into nebraska the cold air sinks south and we tend to get this meeting of minds of the the gulf air coming up and the cold the 2 together produce big thunderstorms a repeat performance quite likely on friday a name move east was into florida and certainly through georgia that string saturday this time the snow has faltered but the cow distil there not as cold as it was admittedly is warming up steadily we're talking about spring sunshine after all and when these fronts leave the u.s. are cut off and bill bigger showers for the bahamas has been your imports reeker
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and that's the last from that it the line is still visible and it stretches invisibly back towards panama or costa rica where the heaviest rain is like to be in fact mexico is looking quite dry the temperatures in eastern mexico quite on the high side 40 in monterrey a bit early in the effort that i think in south america yes there are a few showers in paraguay maybe in the southeast of brazil but the heavier ones a lot further notice. for. us when the covert 900 and democratic iran. a filmmaker cut adrift from his group began documenting life on them up down amid ongoing international sanctions. an intimate portrayal of isolation in one of the world's least understood countries coronavirus locked down iran people in power on
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a. suit the border with the border with the old form. you're watching al jazeera live from doha mining's peter dhabi your headlining stories officials have released body cam footage of a chicago police officer fatally shooting a 13 year old boy last month it shows an officer running after adam toledo in an alleyway the teenager appeared to raise the standard right before the shots were fired. u.s. president joe biden has called on russia to deescalate tensions off to impose sanctions against moscow for legislation interference and cyber attacks mr biden insists there's still room for the 2 countries to work together. china's g.d.p. grew by
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a record 18.3 percent of the 1st quarter of this year as compared to the same period last year as well the rest of the world still recovers from the global pandemic. a group of pro-democracy activists in hong kong will be sentenced in the coming few hours to taking part in antigovernment protests in 2019 among them is the veteran campaigner martin levy who helped launch the city's biggest opposition party in the 1990 s. a media tycoon already behind bars in connection with a separate case is also being sentenced 229000 protesters spurred by beijing's tightening squeeze on freedom across hong kong live now to adrian brown who joins us from hong kong adrian just take us through what we're expecting to happen. for peter what's happening now inside west how the magistrate's court is that defense lawyers are putting forward mitigating please try and get a more lenient sentence for those 9 activists who are now on trial now of course
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this court has become a familiar sight to our viewers around the world with this case is somewhat different because 7 of those now on trial represent in many ways the veterans of hong kong's pro-democracy movement martin lee as you mentioned in your introduction help too. no war for hong kong's mini constitution the basic glories 82 years old he was trained in britain i remember interviewing martin lee when i 1st came to hong kong in 1988 when democracy barely existed then but nevertheless he was at the start of a campaign to try to spread democracy in hong kong helped locals along by one of the other defendants here margaret moon also a prominent legal figure here in hong kong and as you mentioned they also include those on trial today jimmy di now he's currently being held in custody after being charged under the 2 konya national security law last december but he was taken from jail to court date today to learn for his sentence in this other case now these
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defendants are accused of taking part in and organizing an illegal protest on the 19th 2019 drew almost 2000000 people who is one of the biggest protests in hong kong and august of course was the high point for the demonstrations here in hong kong we've seen peter over the past few months that the government has in a sense been using prosecutions as a way of restoring order here in hong kong and we had another reminder yesterday of just how hong kong is being remade in china's image hong kong marked national security education day for the 1st time it means that in future children as young as 5 and 6 will have to learn about things like secession and subversion it is a way a reminder of just how rapidly things are unfolding here i should add that the those
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facing those on currently waiting to learn their fate inside their school facing sentences of between 2 and 3 years and we should know i would imagine within the next few hours exactly what their fate is ageing will come back to soon as there are any developments in the meantime thank you so much adrian brown there reporting live for us this. india has recorded more than 200000 new covert 19 infections for the 2nd consecutive day the country is now the 2nd worst affected country in terms of new cases the authorities are looking to import oxygen as levels from dangerously low the largest is in the state of maharashtra where morgues have been overwhelmed health experts say large political and religious gatherings are making the problem arch worse. u.s. president joe biden will hold his 1st meeting with the wealthy to in person since he took office the japanese prime minister you know he has arrived in washington
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for talks china is expected to dominate the discussions the u.s. and japan are concerned about chinese military exercises near taiwan and human rights abuses in jan and hong kong to. the global economy is another focus of the talks between mr biden and mr shook up the 2 leaders are concerned but he willed wide shortage of semiconductor chips rubber runnels explains. semiconductors are at the heart of the devices many of us use every day from phones to game console household electronics and medical diagnostics to name just a few but now there are a shortage of the vital silicon chips in my 30 year career i've never seen a. demand exceeding supply to the extent that we have supplies were tight before the pandemic hit but during the global lockdowns demand for more networking and more devices has skyrocketed now we're in
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a multi-year cycle where the demand is really outstripping the supply the crunch is crushing the u.s. auto industry at the beginning of the pandemic demand plummeted and automakers cut back production drastically but they underestimated how quickly demand would rebound when they raced to put in more orders late last year they were turned down by chip makers committed to supplying other industries when those workers that cancelled it immediately got back filled by other areas of the market that actually stayed very robust recovery things like you know p.c.'s in person electronics all these anything work from home starting from home play from home demanded an incredibly resilient so that that immediately got back to the name of the auto guys came up at a go back to why recently general motors the largest u.s. auto maker announced it would cut production even though demand is high if you look across the board. i mean a shot a lot of factories are closed on ships for a lot of their popular crossovers as well so it's definitely hitting you know
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hitting the market the u.s. leads the world in semiconductor design but manufacturing is heavily concentrated in taiwan south korea and japan recently president joe biden called for strengthening u.s. manufacturing capacity as a matter of national economic security top administration officials are meeting with leading chip manufacturers in the meantime are reaching out to our allies semiconductor companies and others in the supply chain to ramp up production to help us resolve the mom next generation increasing ship capacity will take time and it won't be cheap a single semiconductor plant can cost $20000000000.00 to construct robert oulds al-jazeera los angeles brazil's supreme court has confirmed his decision to a no criminal convictions against the former president lula da silva last month the court ruled that luna was not treated fairly in a series of corruption investigations the justice common c.-a reversed her earlier
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position tipping the court's 5 judge panel in lunas favor he's now eligible to run the next year's elections against the current president julia polson auto monica kiev has more now from rio de janeiro. it all started with one justice from the supreme court saying that moolah had been tried convicted and imprisoned. by a court that had no jurisdiction over his case a court in the south of brazil and the judge there was judges more to the judge that was in charge of investigating the carwash scandal that what this justice said was that moves should have been tried in brasilia of brazil's capital that does not go to say that moolah is innocent it just says that he was tried in the wrong place so it's a technicality and today the supreme court ratified this decision it said that it's
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true he was tried in the wrong place so what this means is that he can still be tried in brasilia but it also means that he is no longer a felon therefore he can run in the 2022 presidential election and people from his party have said that. he's been vindicated it's what he have been saying all along that he was tried unfairly and also that the next year's elections contrary to the $28.00 team elections will be fair elections because in 20 team he was banned from running although he was the person that was leading all the election polls he was the favorite candidate and not a was elected and partly because lula was not running for the election because he was unable to do so. turn your attention to europe greece and turkey is foreign
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ministers have held a heated press conference in ankara where both accused the other of provocation the ministers met for the 1st time in over a year in a bid to resolve a wide range of issues including a territorial dispute in the mediterranean the press conference started amicably enough but things got heated after the greek foreign minister said violations of greek sovereignty would be met with sanctions if. greece is position is clear he has violated in the a.t.n. and in the eastern mediterranean international law and the convention of the law of the sea but not only that it has violated the very rights and sovereignty of greece with 400 flights over great territory of us an unknown in the w can is a message about image and you come before the press and try to accuse turkey all this just to send a message to your country it is impossible for me to accept this or we wanted to do was to hold a press conference in a friendly way to discuss all these issues in a sincere way and we did and we send
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a positive messages. if you thought of one meets easing dinosaur the size of a school bus is intimidating how would you feel with $2500000000.00 of them doing the rounds scientists are estimating today that to be the total that to be the total number of to run a source rex dinosaurs that roamed the earth they did so for about 2 and a half 1000000 years mostly in the western half of north africa north america knowing these facts plus the animals expected metabolism life expectancy and body size scientists were able to come up with a ballpark figure they believe that at any given time there were $20000.00 rex's on the planet. exactly half past the hour 330 g.m.t. these are your top stories officials have released body cam footage of a chicago police officer fatally shooting a 3rd.


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