🇩🇪 Merkel, Pence clash on Iran deal at Munich conference | Al Jazeera English

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One major conference, two very different messages. At a meeting on global security in Germany, US Vice President Mike Pence gave European leaders a dressing down over their continued dealings with Iran. He urged the European Union to pull out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, but German Chancellor Angela Merkel had a more positive tone. Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra reports from Munich. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #2019 MunichSecurityConference #AngelaMerkel #MikePence

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🇸🇾 Hundreds of women, children held as ISIL loses last Syria bastion | Al Jazeera English

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Hundreds of foreign nationals, including women and their children, are ending up in a detention camp run by the Syrian Democratic Forces, a Kurdish-led rebel group backed by the United States that is close to taking over the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) armed group's last bastion in Syria. Al Jazeera's Sara Khairat looks at a few of ISIL women's stories that are being talked about in the news and on social media. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/

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The Rise of China’s Xi Jinping | NowThis World

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President Xi Jinping is China’s most powerful leader in decades. And his plans for the rising superpower loom large over the country and its politics. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://go.nowth.is/2V1FHmy Xi’s name has been attached to the country’s slogans and initiatives that reflect its newfound strength and identity, from Xi Jinping’s Chinese Dream to Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative. Xi’s influence was even codified into China’s constitution in 2017, when the Chinese Communist Party amended the document to include “Xi Jinping Thought” - the leader’s vision for China’s next 30 years. Xi’s early presidency has been focused on using his newfound power to continue to combat corruption within the CCP. These corruption drives helped maintain the party’s popularity in China despite the country’s slowing growth rates. More recently, Xi’s agenda has pivoted to foreign policy. Some observers say that for Xi, China’s strength will come from recovering the country’s dominance across Asia. And Xi has long term plans to pursue more influence even further abroad. Projects like the “Belt and Road Initiative” are integral to Xi’s goal of turning China’s economic strength into political influence. But how much else do we know about the most powerful leader China has had in decades? We’ll take a look at Xi’s rise to power and how that shaped his ambitions for China and its place on the global stage. What do you think about Xi Jinping’s rise to power? Will he be able to set China up as a perennial power on the world stage? Let us know in the comments, and as always, like and subscribe. Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld

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🇨🇴🇻🇪 Trade with Colombia continues as Venezuela blocks US aid l Al Jazeera English

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A single shipment of aid has taken the spotlight in the ongoing political crisis in Venezuela. President Nicolas Maduro has blocked food and medical supplies sent by the United States, saying they are an attempt to undermine his authority. While that shipment remains stranded in Colombia, trade between the two countries has continued on a daily basis. Al Jazeera's Alessandro Rampietti reports from Cucuta. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/

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🇮🇷🇮🇱 Iranian FM Zarif says Israel ‘looking for war’ l Al Jazeera English

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Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has accused Israel of "looking for war" and warned that its behaviour and that of the United States were increasing the chances of a clash in the Middle East. In his address at the Munich Security Conference on Sunday, Zarif appeared to be referring to Israeli air attacks against Iranian targets in Syria. Al Jazeera's Jamal Elshayyal reports from Munich. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/

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🇮🇳 Kashmiri students blame India’s ruling party for revenge attacks l Al Jazeera English

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Curfew continued without any relaxation in Jammu in Indian-administered Kashmir for the third consecutive day on Sunday, three days after a suicide bomber killed 42 security personnel on Thursday. The government of India has issued a safety warning following reports of people being targeted in response to the incident. However, Kashmiris students are blaming Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for stoking anti-Kashmiri and anti-Muslim sentiments ahead of elections in a couple of months. Al Jazeera's Victoria Gatenby reports. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/

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🇸🇦 Why is Saudi crown prince turning to the east for business? | Al Jazeera English

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Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has arrived in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, for a state visit to a key strategic ally that is expected to see the Gulf kingdom sign investment deals worth more than $10bn. Prince Mohammed, also known as MBS, is on a two-day visit that will see him hold talks with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa and President Arif Alvi, Pakistan's foreign office said in a statement this week. The visit comes at a time when Saudi Arabia is seeking to diversify its economy and investments in foreign countries, with falling oil prices hitting the kingdom's economy hard. The country has also faced a degree of diplomatic isolation after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in its consulate in Istanbul last year. MBS leaves Pakistan on Monday, with India and China next on his itinerary. Sami Hamdi, the editor-in-chief of International Interest - a current affairs analysis magazine with a particular focus on the Middle East, talks to Al Jazeera about what is behind Prince Mohammed's tour. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/

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🇺🇸 Trump demands Europe put hundreds of ISIL fighters on trial | Al Jazeera English

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US President Donald Trump has demanded that Europe take in hundreds of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) fighters captured in Syria, threatening that the United States would otherwise be forced to release them. "The United States is asking Britain, France, Germany and other European allies to take back over 800 ISIS fighters that we captured in Syria and put them on trial," the president wrote in a flurry of social media posts on Saturday. "The caliphate is ready to fall. The alternative is not a good one in that we will be forced to release them. "The US does not want to watch as these ISIS fighters permeate Europe, which is where they are expected to go. Thom Brooks, the dean and professor of Law and Government at the University of Durham Law School, talks to Al Jazeera about Trump's controversial demand. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/

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Ex-NATO chief Javier Solana on possible arms race in Europe: ‘I’m very worried’ | Talk To Al Jazeera

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US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin recently announced their intention to withdraw from an arms treaty that banned the two countries from developing short- and medium-range missiles capable of carrying conventional or nuclear warheads. The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty was signed by the United States and the then-Soviet Union in 1987 and had helped ensure the end of the Cold War. It also helped address what was seen as a military imbalance between Europe and the Soviet Union, which had developed medium-range missiles that could reach Western European countries that did not have equivalent capabilities. The US was the first to announce its intent to withdraw early February this year. In an official statement, the US secretary of state said that Russia had developed a missile system that violated the treaty, and had failed to return to compliance. Russia announced its withdrawal the following day. Many analysts and leaders are concerned about the consequences, including the potential for a new arms race. Javier Solana, the former secretary-general of NATO, who also served as an EU foreign policy chief, presided over the first joint meeting between Russia and NATO in 1997, manifesting the end of the Cold War era. While the US's withdrawal came as part of ongoing discontent with Russia, Solana says was the move was concerning and should have only been used as a final measure. "To react with, let me say, the heaviest reaction … is playing with the last cards. I don't think we should play with the last cards on nuclear matters. We have to discuss, debate, talk, until the very, very end," he says. "This tit-for-tat is for kids to play about other things but not for really important politicians playing about serious things ... It's very risky what they do." The INF dispute comes in the middle of political tension between President Trump and some European leaders. In November 2018, French President Emmanuel Macron - followed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel - said it was time for Europe to create its own army, implying American military support could no longer be taken for granted. While Solana does not think that the EU will collectively go to war, he agrees that the EU needs military capabilities to be able to defend itself. "I see very clearly that we have to be much more interoperable and much more integrated [in] our capabilities. And we have the possibility of acting in a strategic manner alone." Solana worries that the demise of the INF treaty will worsen global security as nuclear issues resurface and agreements reopen - a trend that will bring politics into unchartered territory. "I'm worried, to tell you the truth, very worried ... We have big public goods that have to be respected and provided," he says. "But … nuclear weapons, climate change, poverty, other issues ... we cannot make a mistake in the way we approach them." "There are things that we should not touch." - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/

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🇪🇸 Spain: Protest in Barcelona against Catalan separatists’ trial | Al Jazeera English

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Around 200,000 protesters have marched through Barcelona, protesting against the trial of 12 Catalan separatist leaders and calling for them to be released immediately. Twelve leading figures are being tried for their roles in the 2017 referendum and declaration of independence from Spain. Al Jazeera's Nadim Baba reports. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #Spain #Catalanindependence #catalantrial

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