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is day dubliners live from above in the united states takes another step away from deployed was say on its international partners the state department confirms america is withdrawing from the u.n. cultural i didn't see unesco saying that the organization needs fundamental reform and he's biased against israel. that move comes as a rival palestinian factions signed a reconciliation deal after a decade long splits the militant group hamas says it will hand back control of the gaza strip to fatah bring a reaction from jerusalem. and the aim is presently go say to michelle body and he says talks with the u.k. are deadlocked that he will therefore not ask next week's e.u. summit to begin discussions on a future relationship with britain. was appalled. point five billion euro deal gets
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off the ground as germany's biggest and i looked and said agrees to buy large parts of the bankrupt carrier. until gail welcome to the program the united states has announced that it is withdrawing from unesco the un's cultural organization us state department said the decision was due to concerns about unpaid use a need for fundamental reform and what it says is the organization is continuing anti israel bias for its part israel has now said that it will also leave it asco the un body promotes peace around the world which girls' education and is renowned for its world heritage program protecting cultural sites on the statue of liberty and stone henge. wealthy don't give our correspondent. joins us from washington and
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that culture editor robin metal is here welcome it to you both. we'll start with you know how big a loss is this for us going. well before i get into the question phil let me tell you it is very important to point out that the u.s. withdrawal will take effect on december thirty first two thousand and eighteen the u.s. will remain a full member of the unesco until then and while talking about the law also regarding the funding it is a big loss of course i would like to point out that six years ago under obama the united states cut off more than eighty million u.s. dollars a year and this is a lot of money especially for this organization because we're talking about twenty two percent of his entire budget so it is a big financial loss but i think also the loss of a big player for the agency the united states is withdrawing u.n. agency and this is a loss of an international heavyweight for the unesco and
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a clear symbol i would say to multilateralism let's have the unesco such let's hear from us because director general in the book of. well it is a shame they've unesco these so last two years has taken the toll on the organisation in my responsibility as i have seen it i'm speaking as the wreckage and then we're going to school of course the member states have their own sovereign right to adopt decisions but my responsibility in this moment in this period was to . process and may see chips rather of uniting us around a certain cause of looking at the community the problem at all that was one of the united states complaints was it politicize ation of unesco and this isn't the first time that accusation has been levelled out that no it isn't it was back in the really reagan era back in ninety ninety four the us actually left unesco again well again for the first time if you like because of what they called their prose soviet
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union stance of the time and actually they left for eighteen years they didn't rejoin until george w. bush was in power back in two thousand and two so it isn't the first time it's very worrying because you know it's politics rearing its ugly head in what should be a cultural organization yet again i'm not a cultural organization for the benefit of all and i wish politics would keep its nose as well it's hard for that to when it's funded by states give us an idea of what yes go actually does what is part of the un that seeks remote peace and stability around the world by cultural means basically i mean there are a lot of educational programs literacy for instance around the world sex education things like that but it's best known perhaps for its world heritage sites these are whereby a landmark a building or buildings or an area is sort of recognised by the un as culturally
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or historically or scientifically significant and gets under their protection this is the protection of one hundred ninety five countries all now one hundred ninety three actually so it's a very strong thing i mean it's the world's policeman if you like for for cultural things it was a catalina. much of a surprise was this us decision brief if you'd like. feel there has been a build up on all this us secretary or apparently made to this issue of several weeks ago and there are some told of french president manuel korn during the general assembly in september of this year in new york that washington was considering leaving the unesco so this happened when my call was seeking for support for a french candidate to a general director in this un agency and you know so it is not really a big surprise i told you that your lawyer in washington the thank you bill.
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now washington's last winter came hot on the heels of a breakthrough in the middle east after a decade long split palestinian rivals hamas and fatah have reached a reconciliation agreement the deal follows talks in the egyptian capital cairo this week as a great to have control of the gaza strip to a unity government but the first of december control of gaza has been a major sticking point just over a decade ago amassed one parliamentary elections in daraa and then ousted fattah from the territory but last week the palestinian prime minister and a delegation of fatah officials visited the territory for the first time in two years. the deal between the rival palestinian factions could bring relief to the blockaded gaza strip the economy and humanitarian conditions have declined sharply since the mass ousted fattah from the territory a decade ago after winning parliamentary elections basic supplies are often lacking and electricity restricted to a few hours a day. and if i had
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a weapon i would be shooting interval air out of happiness because they reached a deal. i don't think as a siege will finish so there will be jobs and people will be able to support their families. it's a similar story in the west bank city of ramallah cautious optimism that this latest deal marks a real breakthrough. i want to bring the country together. that is what every palestinian wants. them and. we hope this time there will be unity. this is what the nation needs. exact details on the path forward is still some way off various palestinian factions are expected to join talks on forming a wider unity government in the weeks ahead. well they don't use
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a ton of credit has reported extensively on the reconciliation process between hamas and fatah she joins us now from jerusalem welcome explain to us why this the significance of this deal well i mean it's seen as a potential step forward in the reconsideration between hamas and fatah have to ten years what is different this time maybe and that's what people are saying is that the egyptians are strongly involved also the international community is apparently supporting it despite the fact of course at hamas is considered a terrorist organization but on the other hand also the major sticking points for example when it comes to the issue of hamas and its military wing and giving out. that has been put to a later date the discussion and many other crucial sticking points as well so i mean we could see in the report you know people are quite happy that some kind of deal has been reached now that something is going forward but they're also cautious because they have seen other deals that have been signed have failed over the past
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decade and i think the important part is not how this will be implemented there was a timetable given and that's most interesting and they want to see if that is actually worked out in the coming weeks and months how has israel reacted to this news. well i mean the position of israel is only conciliation has been quite consistent over the past two years and last week the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has made again clear that hamas has to adhere to the conditions they down by the mid east quartet that are recognizing israel laying down their arms and also recognizing international agreements but we have to say the response of time has been quite restrained and what the security and political officials will do you know would be looking at how this would be implemented you know they would look at the details that are also not very grand known and what israel also
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probably can say then in the future is that the palestinians are speaking with two voices that would be one was together but others in the security establishment especially say also this could be also an opportunity maybe to bring someone stability but it all depends of course how this will go ahead and how the situation will look like especially in the gaza strip tony kraemer in jerusalem thank you. now on the latest round of talks over britain's exit from the european union the u.s. pressing negotiator michel barnier says he's disturbed by the lack of progress this week he says the two sides are deadlocked of the amount that britain should pay when it leaves the block and i see that folks will not recommend to you late leaders at the top should move on to other topics such as trade the britons pressing the go say to david davis a significant progress has been made here they are a first eight years michel barnier on the issue of financial settlement. yes
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regarding this issue we are at a stalemate sweet cheese very worrying for thousands of project parents everywhere in europe and also a worrying for taxpayers it was she put the ball. up. that was still work to be done much work to be done we've come a long way to recognize the significant progress we've made since you. well let's get more from data because one of bad riggers in brussels welcome better michel barnier he says the two sides are at an impasse david davis says significant progress has been made i think both right. mr body is somewhat closer to reality here on the side of mr davies it's more of wishful thinking because there's nothing on the table no agreements after five rounds of negotiations that good times tough negotiations but there is nothing that can be presented to the e.u. summit next week there's no progress when it comes to the right of citizens in
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britain who comes to the border to northern ireland let alone a financial settlement so it was that when you said i cannot recommend that we move on to the next phase of negotiations that is talking about the future but on the other and mr davis says let's do exactly that let's talk about the future now well britain's finance minister has been talking about the worst case no deal scenario is no deal likely. i would say inching closer because time is running out until next year september of two thousand and eighteen a deal should be closed because after that it would be very hard to reach the brakes a deadline which is march two thousand and nineteen and so both sides really have to speed it up and mr van you gave the last deadline today he said until the thirty
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first of december we have to move to move to phase two unless that happens is the likelihood that no deal be reaches very high and give us an idea of what one of us the significant stumbling blocks this issue of a financial settlement britain paying you to leave what's going on right now this is of course the biggest stumbling block because it's about money and britain has acknowledged that there are some things they have to pay that some. you know accounts of have to be settled before they leave the european union but they never put a number a figure on the table so it's hard to negotiate the e.u. on the other side said it's about forty two up to eighty billion euros and terry the mayor has said maybe twenty billion but she's talking about the phase after breakfast she wants to pay twenty million billion for the access to the internal market after breakfast and that is totally different to the approach of the european union so there's still
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a lot of phony issues padraig as in brussels than here are u.s. officials say a family who were kidnapped five years ago by militants in afghanistan has been freed the american woman her canadian husband and three young children were rescued by troops in pakistan they were on a backpacking holiday when they were taken prisoner by a terrorist group linked to the taliban it's believed the you know the woman gave birth to their children while in captivity. police in new york and are investigating the allegations of sexual abuse being made against hollywood producer harvey weinstein british media say police in london are also investigating more and more women are coming forward saying that he sexually assaulted them and some of the allegations stretch back decades academy that awards the oscars are says it will meet to decide how to respond to the claims that weinstein was sacked by his company earlier this week and he said to be heading for a sex rehab center. back with business after
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