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region as a whole. in short this is a model agreement that changes the trade landscape forever and this is an agreement that first and foremost benefits working people something of great importance to all three of us here today make no mistake we will stand up for our workers and fight for their families and their communities and donald it's all the more reason why we need to keep working to remove the tariffs on steel and aluminum between our countries all right let me ask you what are you hearing at the g. twenty summit about this new trade deal is it seen as a real improvement on nafta. well not really brant most analysts that have taken a look at the agreement would conclude that it is not significantly different to the original nafta agreement maybe the only very important aspect is considering that nafta was signed in one thousand nine hundred three that it includes
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a lot of digital aspects that did not exist at the time but other than that other than the concessions that it made for some of the dairy industries and the automotive industry for the united states it essentially is still a free trade agreement between canada mexico and the united states maybe that is a sort of relief for people participating at the g twenty summit as it is a multilateral agreement and a commitment to free trade by those three countries but you have to put things in perspective and take a look at all the damage that the uncertainty during these years has actually caused when donald trump was essentially suggesting that it would end nafta at all and have no free trade agreement with its two neighboring countries companies stopped investing companies could not plan companies fired people and that was definitely more damage perhaps than the good that this new deal brings in. you're think you will drop has one trade deal done there's an even larger one looming with china here's the president talking about his upcoming talks with she should be because we're meeting with president chirac so well for. the last work tomorrow i
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would say within a week maybe but in the meantime people are working our staff is working. with the people who work you are working very hard we make you feel that they want you and we like. our melinda so they would like to have a deal he would like to have a deal is trump in a position to demand more from the chinese now that he does have this new trade deal with north america. transfer and demanding a lot from the chinese all along i don't know that that makes a particular difference but what definitely might focus minds is the fact that both china and the u.s. are feeling some pain from the trade conflict that's been raging for some months now and particularly in the u.s. apparently donald trump was very troubled by the news this week that g.m. was laying off fifteen thousand workers and reducing activity at five different
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plants and definitely made a connection to trade difficulties as one of the reasons that that is happening we also know that u.s. consumers are likely to see some higher prices as they start doing their christmas shots right this year all of that may not go down so well after all with trump space and as you know he often does play to the base those so there's been a sense he may finally be in the mood to be a bit more conciliatory we heard that as well from max that that could be where it's heading when he meets mr president xi jinping tomorrow that would be the first time these two have met in over and year and they professed to be buddies last time around we'll see how far that atmospheric personality stuff carries them but definitely have. but there is an impetus on both sides to try to deescalate and max that was that announcement today from the european union about more liquefied natural gas and soybean imports from the u.s.
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to the european union are we seeing a leveling of the of the trade playing field here strumpets been demanding from europe. well this is really a political decision because if you look at it you know this oil beans that doesn't hurt the european union it's something that the e.u. can give the americans without really hurting now the liquid liquefied natural gas story is a more interesting story because you have to look at it this way the european union is very close to russia russia has a huge supply of gas this gas can be shipped to europe in a very easy way so why should the europeans not do that for political reasons because they don't want to be dependent on the russians for their energy as much as they have been in the past so they decide to ship liquefied natural gas with ships where you need liquefying stations in the united states you need stations in europe across the atlantic what happens of course this gas is much more expensive and the
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european union can't force its energy providers to buy the gas over there you know i did states so the promises made by the e.u. might not be a substantial lies in the future we don't know we do know that the elegy exports from the united states to europe have increased but those dimensions aren't comparable to the gas that for example countries like germany are getting from russia it's clearly political it's something that the e.u. can give to the united states to pacify trump but to back it up it's still a long way yes very good point max thank you well he is the president to many leaders would like to spend some time with at the g. twenty summit and i'm not talking about donald trump i'm talking about russian president vladimir putin today. we know there will be no sideline meeting between him and u.s. president trump we also know that german chancellor angela merkel will meet with mr putin to discuss escalations tensions with ukraine no word on whether or not trump will be present for that talk expected to bring up the possibility of new economic
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sanctions as a response to last sunday's naval clash between russia and ukraine here's what mr putin said about the possibility of new sanctions you need. it cannot be ignored that dishonest competition is replacing honest dialogue between nation states a vicious practice of returning to illegal uni law troll sanctions and protectionist measures spreading going around the un. and internationally recognized legal norms. linda is the german chancellor is she really going to go in that meeting and say either change or it will just let more sanctions on well it's not inconceivable she actually has been pretty tough about sanctions so far in regards to the russian incursions into crimea and ukraine and she may well be willing to make that argument certainly european union leaders were saying today that that is the european line on this that sanctions would be the the next
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step if russia doesn't deescalate what chancellor merkel did say very clearly on her way over to argentina is that she does look to mediate in this crisis and by the way the president of ukraine has to parse asked for mediation by both germany and the u.s. however mr trump hasn't indicated that he's particularly eager to take on that role and co-host such an effort with ms merkel so it may come down in fact to her and she certainly she said she thinks this absolutely does need to deescalate and she wants to see russia release those sailors so she hasn't spoken out about sanctions directly but she may well do so in that meeting quickly just ask you what about getting european union support for more sanctions against russia. yeah but before i answer that brant i want to make an announcement here it appears that the chancellor is in the process of landing in buenos iris the german chancellor so
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after a stronger way we might actually see her here at the summit today so get back to your questions new sanctions against russia now the question of first question here is have to have those sanctions that are in place still together with the united states work if you look at what putin is doing in ukraine crimea eastern ukraine right on the border of the european union that many say no it has not worked so what's the point of having new sanctions especially that the e.u. can't really hope for the new round of sanctions working without the united states in the signals from the u.s. to get on board with new sanctions aren't very strong to say the least at the moment but don't notice the e.u. council president arriving here at the g. twenty summit at the beginning did say he expects a rollover of the already existing e.u. sanctions against russia. thank you the g. twenty summit is the first international diplomatic test for the saudi crown prince mohammed here we are and sell it we are get it since the murder of the saudi
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journalist jamal khashoggi in turkey back in october much of the world believes that the crown prince ordered that killing some leaders have distanced themselves from the prince namely and you're going to see that just a second turkish president heir to watch it did not go unnoticed today when the leaders gathered for a group photo we're going to see that photo there we go i want you to look closely now president ever one and the saudi crown friends position themselves at opposite ends of the group aired on one you can see on the left crown prince. on the right. that said the crown prince is certainly no political pariah at the moment and of the french the u.s. the chinese president's met with him in separate talks. today. so as he really isn't suffering is he is well we don't know what they're saying to him behind closed doors meetings like that absolutely are
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a crucial occasion for bringing pressure to bear and i think that certainly will have happened with at least some of the countries that you named they made it pretty clear from the outset that that was their intention and their two european union and union leaders spoke out quite forcefully and said that they would be raising the matter with the crown prince to resume a from the u.k. referred to what she expect to be a very robust stance that she would take and i think they will be raising questions not only about the murder of journalists but also very much about the war in yemen and there has been at least a bit of pushback on that from not the trump administration but from the u.s. senate which essentially rebuked the president for his stance this week in which he essentially said look we're not that worried about what saudi arabia's up to because we just need them so badly to counter iran we need them as
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a friend for israel and and basically essentially offering cut blash lot of pushback from the senate which said we are now going to take another look at u.s. activities in yemen and rolled back that u.s. rule so i think there will be some hard questions asked of the crown prince nonetheless a lot of people like saudi arabia's oil very good point the german chancellor as we heard is missing the g. twenty opening and we heard that she has just landed her government air has had to return to germany and make an emergency landing because of technical problems so this morning she continued on her journey to board this arash on the flight operated by the spanish airline iberia there's been a lot of reaction on social media this german users we how do you realize a state is saving money until it totally by. rates down when the head of government misses half of an international summit because of a broken bundeswehr air play another post germany finally needs
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a decent miracle for someone who will take us seriously if even the chancellor can't make it to the g. twenty on time and then you've got this tweet it i find it pragmatic unpleasantly low key that mrs merkel is using the national airline of another e.u. member to fly to buenos aires some commentators view the national pride as being damage that says a lot about them interesting. all right well if you drive you might have a yellow vest in your car it's a hive is safety vest in case of a break but in france it's become the symbol of a protest movement against the reforms of french president yellow vest demonstrations were triggered by micron's hike in fuel taxes he says it's needed to tackle climate change but critics say it's forcing the poor to foot the bill is no longer is just a french story take
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a look at these scenes here they're in from brussels belgium today police fired tear gas protesters and made dozens of arrests this weekend in france the yellow vests are expected to be out in force again in paris g.w. took to the streets with one of the founders of the. priscilla is on her way to paris to organize a protest she hopes will shut down the downtown area livelihood is on the line. if you so many visitors you know the protesting because we have less and less money enough places to take the fuel tax it's already very high and they keep on increasing its. per car is absolutely crucial for her organic cosmetics business and driving is becoming increasingly an affordable for many people with lengthy commutes to and from paris a few months ago brasilia the boesky set up an online petition calling for a reduction in the mineral oil tax within just a couple of weeks it had been signed by several hundred thousand people the
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petition spawned a grassroots movement named after the vests worn by people protesting against president micron's policies the yellow vests now number half a million of the only well seventy and this is my first demonstration prices are on the up for everything gasoline gas and electricity for the two hundred euro short a month but my pension is only increased by three euros but i work for forty two years. that we don't have enough money to feed our children you call that normal. elsewhere in paris people fail to understand what all the fuss is about downtown residents live a world away from those in the suburbs here many welcome across efforts to support the environment by raising fuel taxes. for someone on this issue and you know vests which we don't have to come and we don't want one said the tax doesn't affect us the tax on diesel has become
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a highly charged issue with less privileged citizens feeling left behind. but the government is standing firm. that we will adhere to our environmental objectives regardless of whether people like it will need to falsely. but for the yellow vests it's the little people footing the bill most of those protesting voted for mccall in the hope of seeing a more just society now they're calling for his resignation. was. that. a silly little ski has nothing against environmental protection but she cannot accept is that it's being paid for mainly by residents in the suburbs who are dependent on cars she says the gulf between the center of paris and the periphery between rich and poor is growing the i was single
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and yet the president needs to listen to us and rethink some decisions if we going to make progress we have to work together as a. right wing populists have also been trying to embrace the movement the russell amol not so now join the protests despite brazilians efforts to keep them away. we support this movement because they're criticizing the same things that we've been criticizing for years. dude it's environmental protection that punishes french people and that's precisely what mr mcconnell wants to make running a car too expensive for normal people. after months of planning and organizing the protests priscilla is now powerless to prevent nationalists using the movement for its own aims there have been several cases of right wing yellow vests subjecting car drivers to racist abuse and damaging their vehicles for silly is appalled i don't know we don't want people promoting a potties. they can come as regular citizens because this is
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a citizen's movement. but we don't want them showing up to represent the. other parties have also attempted to instrumental lies the protest movement purposively a little ski doesn't want them manning the barricades it's not a question of being left or right wing she says but justice for ordinary french. well the conversation continues online here at the day you'll find us on twitter either at the news or you can write directly to me brit off t.v. don't forget to use the hash tag of the day and remember whatever happens between now and then tomorrow is another day have a good weekend.


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