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is it just to simply reorganize the ministry this is a message to the region or the united states. its military jets analysis of the dates global headlines inside story on al-jazeera. russia responds to u.s. sanctions by expelling 10 american diplomats and slapping a travel ban on 8 current and former u.s. officials. and kim but now this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up police in indianapolis identify the gunman who killed 8 people at a fed ex facility as a 19 year old former employee. for the 1st time in decades cuba's communist party
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won't be led by a castro. and an important scientific advance all the stuff of nightmares research is create the 1st embryo from human and monkey cells. relations between the u.s. and russia have hit the lowest point in years moscow has retaliated to u.s. sanctions by eggs banning 10 diplomats and banning former and current officials from entering the country came a day after the u.s. imposed similar mischa's cues in russia of election interference and cyber attacks but its move has more from moscow. the russian government says its response to u.s. sanctions is tit for tat 10 u.s. diplomats will have to leave and a senior current and former administration officials are banned from entering russia that includes former national security adviser susan rice foreign minister
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sergei lavrov says he could go further still. if for exchanges of niceties continue we will ask the americans to bring the number of their diplomats who deal with bilateral relations with russia in accordance with the number of our employees working in the embassy and to general consulates in the us. the kremlin is reacting to u.s. government decision to blacklist russian companies expel russian diplomats and bar u.s. banks from buying sovereign bonds from the central bank in moscow russia continue to interfere with our democracy all this because washington says russia is involved in malign acts including the persecution of opposition politicians alexina valmy interfering in elections engaging in cyber hacking as well as occupying crimea that the toughest sanctions since 2018. if the government is frightened by the way the events are developing but they will change course and will continue to be confrontational but the question is how far will the kremlin push it they will try
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to make it look as though nothing has changed but in reality they will be much more careful in the waging of the consequences of their actions the kremlin says president putin has yet to decide if you'll take part in a u.s. led climate summit next week russia's government seems to be open but a line is now being drawn up a response to the u.s. sanctions the foreign ministry here says he wants to avoid any further escalation and says he takes positively joe biden's offer of a meeting with vladimir putin. but it's an al-jazeera moscow. well and. sky is a senior fellow at the washington institute for near east policy she joins us live via skype from washington d.c. thank you so much for your time what do you make of russia's response to this. base here much for having me well you know it in short i think this is apparently predictable responses a basic tip for tat and given the state or all of us pressure relations and how the
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kremlin tends to respond to these types of things really i think this is a very predictable response ok so how are fair i thought i was then do you think the measures put in place by the us are against russia. well you know on the surface of these these what seem like tough measures and certainly they do you know they do to step forward they build on previous sanctions and in the they they make a stand and so forth but overall i think the biggest measure the biggest effect of these sanctions is fairly symbolic because if you look at digging a little bit deeper for example in the same sions target russian are suffering don't suffer in debt and selling bonds they don't prohibit us secondary market trading in this is what the what economists and in say that really when you don't prohibit secondary market trading alternately there's not going to be serious economic impact and the effect largely many political and symbolic what kind of
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relationship as president biden one where russia versus what kind of relationship does putin want with the u.s. . why did certainly wants to show the stuff on russia that he too russian malign activity seriously and to the sure his rhetoric has been very consistent in that regard certainly if you look back at the last 20 ringback years of of both putin's activities alternately he's put us in this position everything he's done to this point has created the situation but also it's clear that. the initiations perspective it's china that is the top priority china stands above head and shoulders above all other foreign policy priorities and therefore russia is 2nd only ok the u.s. has accused russia of thawing backing of election interference and also of amassing
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troops on on ukraine's border on that last front on the military buildup on the border what do you think russia is up to there i mean is that burden distracting from from issues that harm isn't saber rattling or does russia really have an appetite for conflict again with ukraine. i think it's a combination of all these factors russia definitely wants to destabilize ukraine and russia wants to prevent a crank from joining the west when it comes to playing that's really the chief priority for the kremlin because if if if he craned joins the ringback family of western nations and show that he can be successful democracy that in the kremlin is thinking will inspire russian citizens to push for the same types of changes so these are very worrisome activities in ukraine right now in really the key question is what's biting going to do and certainly judging by the sanctions that were announced it's unclear just how far he's really willing to go to support ukraine
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all right thank you for your analysis and or shift a senior fellow at the washington institute for near east policy into thanks for having. the gunman who shot and killed 8 people at a fed ex facility in the u.s. had previously been interviewed by the f.b.i. after his mother told police flagging mental health concerns with regards to her son officials also revealed 19 year old brandon hall was a former employee at the indianapolis facility having lost work there and make 2020 president joe biden issued a statement describing gun violence as a stain on the country kristen salumi reports. another corner of america the scene of yet another mass shooting this time at a fed ex facility in indianapolis a gunman opening fire late on thursday night killing workers outside in the car park before going inside to kill others and then himself by friday morning police
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were still trying to piece together the motives of the gunman details remain scarce he got out of his car and pretty quickly started some random shooting outside the facility there was no confrontation with anyone that was there there was no disturbance there was no argument he just appeared to randomly start shooting and that began in the parking lot and then he did go into the building into the facility for a brief period of time the f.b.i. later revealed that the gunman a 19 year old former employee was interviewed in april last year after his mother became worried about his mental health however he was later released overnight workers families gathered at a nearby hotel and waited to be reunited with relatives on shifts compound in the anguish of fed ex policy banning cell phones at the workplace which made it harder for survivors to reassure loved ones indiana's governor eric holcomb tweeted
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condolences but was immediately criticized for his anti-gun control agenda he's received an 8th grade from the national rifle association reserved for politicians who demonstrate particular enthusiasm for blacks gun laws the mayor of indianapolis summing up the feelings of the majority in the country where we are left with this morning. is grief grief for the families of those killed grief for the employees who have lost their coworkers and grief for the many americans struggling to understand how tragedies like this continue to occur later president joe biden issued a statement saying too many americans are dying every single day from gun violence it stains our character and pierces the very soul of our nation we can and must do more to act and to save lives this latest tragedy coming just weeks after mass
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shootings in atlanta colorado and south carolina drawing further attention to what's been described as a deep seated epidemic of gun violence kristen salumi al-jazeera. the mother of a young black american men shot dead by police during a traffic stop has issued an emotional plea for justice relatives and friends of dawn tehran's gathered in the apple this a day after the officer who shot him appeared in court can believe potter is charged with 2nd degree manslaughter she says she mistaking him through her gun instead of a taser runts mother told a news conference the challenge is strong enough justice is definitely what we want but i'm never going to get. justice would be bringing my son home to me justice would have been my son jiving to the car wash coming home after that i'm not going to get that with 2nd degree manslaughter is not ok i'm not ok with that
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that's not right she murdered my son my son is never going to come home. the mother of another black american men face in the shelter during a police traffic stop was also at the news conference valerie could steal the mother of philander christie you says the case of don't say right struck a chord with her he was martyred in his call her vehicle was why. and he did nothing wrong he did nothing wrong these police officers as you can see off clearly incompetent. how do you keep haven't martyr after murder when you don't have to read cover up may as they are all going. shabba townsend has more from brooklyn santa minnesota where protest is a gathering for a 6th night. looks like it's going to have some new features for christmas for
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example many of the protesters are wearing dressing gowns to see me. because a few nights ago a woman lived in one of the residential blocks although. she came down to look for her brother she was wearing about 3 and she was apparently. put on you know pushed to the floor by several security officers and arrested and taken off to jail. people wearing bathrobes in solidarity with that of the so that's one feature and a lot of a lot of the speeches right there actually about how. for the last week basically in protest against move of policing and escalation what we've seen is policing and that's collation it doesn't really seem that the message is necessarily getting through we have another feature today which is the secondary fence which is a pit and this is become a big focus of the activists too because they're putting up half russian is now on the fence as you may have heard the the mother down to the right says he was
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a rich initially stopped because he had african is standing for his rearview mirror and the state that's illegal but it's one of those driving by while black crimes something that isn't in force against white people under 30 but but it's often used as a pretext stop black drivers going about their business and it was and the mother of done so right says that was the pretext that was used to used to stop. still ahead on al-jazeera a moment of national unity from a mass protest movement civil society ethnic groups and lawmakers announced new steps against the military. u.s. president joe biden meets japan's prime minister for his 1st face to face meeting with. top action against china.
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it's time for the perfect gentlemen. sponsored point qatar airways. rainclouds really gathering now for japan and as we go through the next couple of days you see this hook of cloud that's moving through the sea of japan and that will continue to just drive its way further east was running towards a rare area of high pressure but it will make some decent progress so some heavy rain that's the key issue for honshu for a time slides over the mountains will see that wetter weather coming into tokyo saturday going on into sunday but bright skies will start to tuck in behind little backwash of rain just coming back into western parts of honshu through as we go on through sunday fun enjoy there for the most part across the korean peninsula of this state though the parts of china generally fine and dry some warm sunshine hazy sunshine in beijing about 24 degrees celsius equity not particularly terrific the further south as a 24 for hong kong as well some wet weather there just coming down towards northern
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parts of vietnam wet weather too across a good part of in there china but are mainly drawn to at developing typhoon and this will become a major storm as we go want to the early part of next week possibly a super typhoon that mase very close to the philippines but it should stay offshore i'm pleased to say somewhat by the city just making its way towards southern parts of india and sri lanka but for the most part is fine and dry. to put. qatar airways. a 3 year investigation into the pro-gun lobby have been employing it was me and you got it really 9 years. reveal secrets. best city out there only people outraged getting mad and connections some don't want exposed many in legacy media. last shoot. us with my al-jazeera investigations how to sell a massacre on al-jazeera. watching
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al-jazeera reminder of our top stories this hour russia is expelling 10 u.s. diplomats and banning former and current officials from entering the country it's in response to a similar move by the u.s. over alleged russian cyber attacks and election interference. police in indianapolis of identified the gunman who killed 8 fed-ex workers before killing himself 19 year old brandon hall was a former employee who. had previously been interviewed by the f.b.i. after his mother called police flagging mental health concerns with regards to her son. the mother of a young black american man shot dead by police during
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a traffic stop is issued an emotional plea for justice relatives and friends of dante wright gathered in minneapolis a day after the officer who shot him appeared in court on charges of manslaughter. the 89 year old cuban leader raul castro has confirmed he is stepping down as the head of the communist party to pass on the baton to the younger generation he may be announcement of the session of the party's 8 congress mostly in human has more. not even the pandemic could prevent cuba's aids communist party congress from proceeding exactly as planned but roll castro's confirmation that he was stepping down was none the less this story. my task as the 1st secretary of the central committee of the communist party of cuba concludes with the satisfaction of having done my duty and confidence in the future of the fatherland. nevertheless peculation that the gnashed of the castro brothers drew cuba might retire from
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politics entirely was quickly to rest. i have reached the meditated conviction not to accept offers of any other top party position but i will remain in the party. as one more revolutionary combatant making my humble contribution to the end of my days. i castro used most of his opening speech to repeat accusations that the united states is tightening an economic news around to sabotage its companies and monetary reforms impose chaos and to provoke a social uprising. this was a thinly veiled reference to an increase in demonstrations and expressions of political dissent in cuba. coincides with an acute economic crisis and scarcity of primary goods. while our lives i will be ready to continue fighting for the country
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and socialism with the most strength than ever let's shout together long live a free cuba the. progress that ended perhaps for the last time with the slogan pointed to his brother fidel. fatherland or death as cuba's communist party prepares to face an uncertain future without a castro at the helm. of seeing human al-jazeera. ukrainian president dynamism lynskey has pressed for 4 way peace negotiations to ease tensions following the build up of russian troops along their shared border during a visit to paris that in ski held talks with french president among them a call and german chancellor merkel charles traffic reports from kiev. emergency talks in paris an effort to deescalate a military situation with russia many ukrainians fear could spiral into war. germany's chancellor joined her french and ukrainian counterpart online russia's
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recent deployment to what's estimated to be 100000 troops along with heavy weaponry to its borders with ukraine has caused alarm across europe and among nato. our allies we have so warm and stronger nation in ukraine and france and then germany and i said we're in directly and they're on a sleigh that we we need to move where equate sorry i understand that it's our problem but i think that it's not only our problem that is the safety of you or. russia the 4th member of the so-called normandy format that has for 7 years been trying to negotiate a political solution to the conflict in eastern ukraine was not invited to the meeting in paris. moscow says its troop deployment is a military exercise and poses no threat but has warned it will respond to what it describes as ukrainian provocation. 14000 people have been killed in
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a 1000000 forced to flee their homes since the conflict began in 2014. both science accuse each other of regularly violating a ceasefire that has barely held since it was signed 7 years ago germany and france have been accused of wavering on how to confront russia and how much support to give ukraine ukraine's foreign minister last week called russia's troop deployment an open threat of war and destruction of his country more ukrainian soldiers have been killed since the beginning of this year and throughout 2020 in kiev ukraine's deputy foreign minister told our jazeera russia is using the threat of violence to test nato and the new u.s. administration. ready to settle the conflict that is the question and the basic plot said about us or by terrorists is about russia russia has no interest in having result oriented approaches in this negotiation they only pushing for the
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process by itself to control the situation. people in the ukrainian capital i'm nervous severability and i think it happen you can expect anything from putin if there is a war everyone will defend our land we will be defending our country yet you put a video is no the what you knew which i'm not a fortune teller but of course i don't want all everything is possible from russia it's the aggressor that capable of anything and nothing good will come of it. ukraine's president says he is ready to hold talks with russia france and germany in order to calm the situation on the border in a statement released all the paris meeting france and germany yet again urged russia to withdraw its forces but despite the diplomatic pressure there is no sign russian president vladimir putin is ready to do that yet shall strike at al-jazeera kiev. the u.s. president and japanese prime ministers say they'll continue to work together to
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meet the challenges posed by china your status so is the 1st well linked it to visit the white house under the biden administration a summit focused on a wide range of issues including technology and the economy it was geopolitics that dominated the discussion. that we committed to working together to take on the challenges from china and under shoes like the east china sea the south china sea as well as north korea to ensure a future of a free and open and oh pacific japan and united states are 2 strong democracies in the region and we're committed we're committed to defending advancing our shared values including human rights and the rule of law. we're going to work together to prove that democracies can still compete and where in the 21st century we can deliver for our people and the face of a rapidly changing world. we agreed to oppose any attempts
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to change the status quo by force in the east and south china seas and intimidation of others in the region at the same time we agreed on the necessity of each other to engage in frank dialogue with china and in doing so to pursue stability of international relations while up holding universal values. thousands of children making the perilous journey to the us a being held in mexican shelters some without basic necessities the charity save the children says a number of them are traveling on their own in some shelters about 15 percent of people are showing symptoms of covert 19 u.s. government figures show more than 34000 unaccompanied children were identified at the border with mexico between january and march of this year john homan is in mexico city with more on why people feel the need to make the journey. let's talk about the push factors going out from central america there are already these
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countries guatemala el salvador honduras in a bad way home daughter some especially is the 2nd poorest country in the western hemisphere but late last year 2 back to back storms really poll over eyes to special honduras and guatemala now in terms of especially the surge of unaccompanied minors children that are turning up on the u.s. border it's been suggested that at least in part this is due to a policy change the president biden's of ministration says that basically unaccompanied minors will immediately be expelled out of the country as soon as they get back in there will be sent back to mexico they'll be left there in the country to be able to pursue their at their asylum case in the united states now that's been cited as one of the reasons that people are sending their children or bringing their children if their parents ready in the united states to try and cross over and of course as these children pass through mexico they're passing a country that we as
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a team have gone through these stages with migrants many times and it's a country that's riddled with organized crime demanding kidnapping or demanding extortion money from migrants and controlling swathes of trick through where at times as corrupt officials where the shelters are close to overflowing so this is a really really perilous trip specially for children and especially on their own. politicians opposed to the mean military genter have formed a national unity government that includes alstad members of the palm and young leaders of antique protests and ethnic minorities meanwhile has been gripped by political turmoil and bloodshed since the military deposed elected leaders in a coup in february security forces have killed more than 700 people since then scott hunter has more. an organization that has opposed the takeover by myanmar's military on february 1st have announced the formation of a national unity government
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a body that will work to remove military control and restore democracy it will operate inside and out of the country. the leaders have been named including elected members of parliament ousted by the coup and take who protest leaders and members of ethnic minorities they feel they have a better chance of being recognized as the real leaders of the country and not those heading the junk so now we are given a very good chance he has no good need to be of cause don't be some change he. wanted to mind to go. the announcement won't change much for the protesters nor is it expected to change the posture of violent crackdown by myanmar's security forces but some say it's aimed at building legitimacy for those opposing the john i think that it's entirely possible that this will play an important role someone to talk to for the international community as someone that can speak to international forums and can
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represent the protesters and the people of myanmar as they continue their tug of war against military that seems determined to shoot people down in the streets he went on to say that the new government could serve as a connection to the leadership being held by the giant including deposed civilian leader on song suchi and what's new in this national unity government a broad ethnic representation of the many different groups within me and mark some have ethnic minority forces that control their semiautonomous areas and the leaders of the new body say they intend to team up with them to form a federal army scott heiler al-jazeera. scientists have created the welds 1st embryos that apart came in part monkey kept them alive in the bark tree from to 20 days it's up to the development will help scientists devise new treatments for disease find ways to grow organs for transplant and understand the human development they also allow scientists to undertake experiments for human embryos
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can't be used over ethical concerns ellen reagan the director of research support and the john hopkins institute of bioethics he says the experiment was the most successful of its kind so far but that going forward there will be ethical questions. this early research i think that they avoid a lot of the significant ethical challenges by just looking at early embryonic development by just looking at cells in a dish. in this particular case they should that they understood the ethical challenges they brought in outside consultants. and they had appropriate oversight approvals but if they're going to achieve their ultimate goal of having for example a pig with a human heart that could be used for transplantation they're talking about live birth of the now animal that has living human cells in it to human i'm human animal kyra and then you have to address some really big challenges like before we do that
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we want to know more about what's the moral status of this animal. and to know that we really need a better conception of moral status we don't really have a broadly accepted conception of moral status of elbel right now and you can find much more on our web site the address for that is al jazeera dot com. result is there and these are the top stories russia is expelling 10 u.s. diplomats and banning former and current officials from entering the country it's in response to a similar move by the u.s. of a ledge to russian cyber attacks and election interference from moscow has been at smith 10 u.s. diplomats here in russia will have to leave russia or is also sanctioning 8 washington up minutes.

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