please. basically hosts a piece called friends aimed at putting an end to the years long conflict in libya with the country's oil reserves i think is a magnet for those falling for a share of all the resources. also coming up this hour to news hour nationalists in poland marched through warsaw to celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of their country's reestablishment as an independent state their joint for the first time by
the nation's president. and us judge orders a state prison service to consider if a transgender woman can be held in an old female facility we put the issue up for debate. prison is a tough place it's all everyone should be safe but that doesn't mean that actual privileges should be granted to people who claim that they're transgender it's not appropriate for treatment it's about keeping these people alive and that is actually in the best interest of these prison systems. live from our international news center in moscow this is our team good to have your company my names you know o'neill are top story this hour. italy is hosting an international conference on libya this monday the aim to end the conflict in the
country that's been dragging on since the r. sting of colonel gadhafi in twenty eleven france has also been trying to establish itself as a regional peacemaker there was murat explains there could be an all teary or motive behind all the pardon good intentions seven years it's been seven long chaotic here is a country torn apart two governments countless warlords tribes gangs duking it out for power and all will. of course everyone is trying to help stop this italy which has been flirting with general half star who leads one of the two rival libyan government and controls almost half the country fronts with its regular peace summit swear macrorie plays
the matchmaker paris wants elections as soon as possible one of the crucial elements is the organization of presidential and parliamentary elections on december tenth twenty eight it's a commitment on the basis of this process to fully and safely give their sovereignty back to the libyan people and allow them to express it on this date but it's only for one doesn't want elections premature and they think conditions are right they say and france france once something else they fear my fear is that someone for economic motives and selfish national interest is putting the security of north africa at risk and result of europe as a whole i'm thinking of someone who waged a war that should have been waged someone who said. election days without discussing it with our allies with the united nations were indeed with the libyan people move over mac all you tried and your summits failed room
is who's thing it's own get together for peace but rumors say general haftar may be too busy to attend what with storming the capital and all tripoli must be liberated and will not remain in the wrong hands the armed forces will act after making proper assessments we will move on tripoli at the proper time why is tripoli so important you might ask legitimacy it's the capital and the government that currently controls it is the un recognized one general have to controls half the country much of the oil but he by international law can't sell it only the recognized government can he needs the capital and make no mistake the libyans understand well what the europeans are up to and why they're backing different
sides. of course there is negative intervention from some countries which we've mentioned during several meetings and international forums this needs to be taken into account and this should be a consolidation of the international position towards libya and the direction of libya so we can overcome this crisis. libya has the largest proven oil reserves in africa and italy france want as much as they can get italian or oil giant any recently purchased a large part of b.p.'s oil and gas license with the aim of increasing exploration french rival totalis has also been buying up drilling rights eager to get the pumps going this is a competition with billions at stake it is the largest producer and was the largest producer of. well in africa not only that but it's highly prized because of its.
technical qualities its so-called sweet low sulfur or oil so it's highly prized and it's refining is easier than some of the other stuff from other present at least so everybody once a problem is mr couriers area controlled all the oil that's the real question not to be too cynical that's what the europeans are most concerned about originally they were back in tripoli just on the order of stability because it was recognized by the united nations. but increasingly the europeans were getting very frightened . strife in libya will further cut off their oil supplies especially now with the prospect more sanctions on iran you know what's remarkable is that i mean stool this endless war. slavery crime will production is only up by the end of next year they plan on increasing production to
. levels one point six million barrels a day you can question their priorities but you can only admire the dedication. while people we spoke to in libya's capital tripoli expressed their skepticism not a positive outcome would be achieved from the meeting. if you don't know and even with we want something useful we want a productive meeting we want them to agree on something and then return to the libyan people and tell them that they have found a solution no one has found a solution. with regard to the conference there is nothing new happening the right solution is not wishful thinking but real and concrete were a little more than one who puts all the parties to the bloom of conference region solution because the people who suffered enough as you can see may god guide them and bliss gumtree. i think there is an undeniable conflict between the italian and french states over economic interests as well as over control and the
image of the two countries. reactions being coming in thick and fast on this following story a u.s. federal judge has ordered prison officials in illinois to consider a transgender woman is denied request to be moved to a women's prison it comes after the inmate took legal action against the state's correctional department claiming that she's treated like a sex slave in men's facilities twenty six year old dion strawberry hunted is currently serving a ten year sentence for a burglary she said she's faced sexual abuse in all four of the men's prisons she's been held in hampton has had her previous requests for transfer denied and argues that she would be safer in a women's prison or lawyer has praised the federal judge's intervention this is an important step not only for school but in general for transgender women in prison
across the nation but department of corrections which is responsible for the supervision of inmates sees it makes every possible effort to safeguard vulnerable prisoners. the illinois department of corrections maintains a strict a zero tolerance policy towards all forms of sexual abuse and sexual harassment the department carefully considers housing assignments and the unique needs of offenders who identify as transgender or we discussed prison policy in america towards transgender people with writer activist anthony rogers right on the political commentator firstly steve malzberg. trumpet ministration recently loosened and changed regulations that came down under the obama administration they say that if you're if you're judged on what you are based on your biological sex ok so this person that we're talking about in chicago in illinois though i would be judged a male under the trumpet ministration and the reason it was changed is because
female prisoners in texas had a similar situation and they sued they didn't want a transgender male who said he was a woman coming to their prison they said it was an invasion of their property that you keep everybody safe but you don't start making accommodations special accommodations and gender dysphoria is accepted by the american medical association in american psychological association as distress from gender assignment at birth so this isn't just something that people are doing for fun this is a recognized medical condition based on science based on research and based on study so it's very very important that we train these prison facilities better just like the entire society needs to be trained and more informed about the very specific issues that are affecting transgender people nationwide three hunting about personality people twenty people how much money do you want to spend how many special provisions you want to make in a system that probably doesn't have enough money in the first place for twenty
people you need to keep everybody say if but you can start making special provisions to anybody who says that they feel like there are there were women when they were met born a man could be classified as trans gender whether they mean it or don't mean it i mean you have to consider the masses as opposed to the twenty people involved. well that's a very very dangerous. mode of speaking i happen to be from what is referred to as a minority class and just because white people are in the majority does not mean that as an african-american or a light next person that we should be subjected to white supremacy secondly it's hard for he said i haven't seen a lot of them are these talking about what our earth are you talking about white supremacy if i could if i could just finish it's hard for me to have sympathy for the prison system not having enough money when they were able to donate hundreds of millions of dollars of the donald trump campaign all the time prisoners regular present men and men in male prison is all raped or attacked or pekin that's
terrible so anyone that wants a transfer out they're going to get the same treatment as this transgender no they're not i mean prison is a tough place it's awful everyone should be safe but that doesn't mean that spec actual privileges should be granted to people who claim that they're transgender it's just not fair instances of violence is not a a function of preferential treatment is a function of safety we also have special provisions for younger inmates we have special provisions for inmates who are proven to be suffering from mental health illness it's not a preferential treatment it's about keeping these people alive and that is actually in the best interest of these prison systems who are using these people for cheap or free labor anyway. things like them or pits and donald trump were among the heads of states attending world war one commemorations in participants on day one the two didn't have an actual meeting they still managed to grab headlines for what
was described as over friendly body language daniel hawkins discuss the reaction with our team erica host scottie nell hughes. and this time they're actually being very tight lipped in fact this weekend that was something very uncharacteristic of a trumpet mr aznar top of it is that we didn't have a lot of details we didn't have a behind the scenes being leaked out to the two new york times the washington post which it makes me think that possibly the leaks might have been locked down or more importantly we're talking about such serious issues that even those who might have legal capacity rely on things to not in the best interest of either country or any of the parties involved and in some speeches of course there was a lot of media speculation on both sides from from the american the russian side and in the end the believe the president to lay due to circle said the reason why it didn't go ahead was pretty much out of respect for the french so i don't quite adamant they didn't want this to happen. probably probably a good idea as we discussed i think it's a good idea but i think it's not only just out of respect for the french who are your host i think more important out of respect for the reason why they were here
to honor the veterans across the world internationally gave their lives up for world war one in all the conflicts going on i think it actually had been very inappropriate for president putin president to talk to me together and i think they actually showed very good respect for each other more probably the soldiers that were being honored this weekend by choosing not to take the take attention away from them. they were there to commemorate that understand of bursary of the end of world war one so it does make sense that they were going to postpone that meeting since they'll have another opportunity very shortly but the world is in a serious situation now and we need to be speaking to each other. country after country conducting the largest military exercises the largest war games in decades and how this should not be forgotten the broader context is that the world is rapidly sliding into war again so the lessons of the commemoration of world war one
day ghastly war that horrific war which tens of millions of people died which upset the international order which paves the way to even more terrible. things that were going to come we have to learn the lessons the problem is that our leaders don't learn the lessons of history. well ahead of armistice day donald trump criticized president mccrone over his proposal to create a european army calling it insulting however in paris they glossed over any such differences agreeing more defense spending is needed in europe r.t. france i asked. for his view on the. alternative military forces are not a new idea president micron has simply revived it europe is a large powerful economic unit and obviously it seeks independence and sovereignty in terms of defense and security i see it as a positive process in terms of strengthening the multipolar world. president putin
also spoke to us about the pressure of various media are facing these things because. we have always heard from our western partners that one of the main principles of democracy is freedom of information creating lists and special counsel switch decide which media is bad and which is good this is not acceptable this has nothing to do with democracy. well back now to his american counterpart on the it is rare if a donald trump visits abroad occurs with protests and parse was no exception. a site familiar to londoners here a giant balloon depicting trump as a baby was seen flying over the french capital protesters slammed his immigration and foreign policies and said they were growing weary of the us president. it's
a disgrace to america and we think that time does not represent american people he's a professional he's not somebody that i would look up to in any shape or form you know any shape or form i just think you know he's putting america down he's got a french issue he's a global issue and that's why we're here protesting he's not welcome here he's not welcome anywhere there are lots of other problems in the world and one of the things that's upsetting me about trump is that he's distracting us from these other issues. for those watching us from the u.k. i'm wearing a blue tie today that may seem obvious to many of you but more than fifteen years after the first color broadcast thousands in the u.k. still watch their screens in black and white according to a t.v. licensing report.
receipt clementine a pile of cheesy slop stuffed inside the phone or in shell something to shoot an expired bottle of sunny delight if you eat too many carrot you turn orange yellow piano and if you turn really orange you have to start saying crazy things and run for president i mean the word is not the new black.
if. fears grow in the democratic republic of congo over the country's worst brick of ebola the details coming up after this. join me every thursday on the alex simon chill and i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics sports business i'm showbusiness i'll see you then. so we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy. let it be an arms race off and spearing dramatic to follow the only i'm going to resist i
don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time to sit down and talk. during the past thirty is lebanon has been subject to six invasions from israel. six invasions. practically every every five years we are having. one and this is definitely coming through the health club with. a look in a sea of red in warsaw the polish capital marked independence day with a nationalist march two hundred fifty thousand people gathered on sunday with some chanting
a white and catholic poland and also decrying america's quote empire of people the country's president the government officials where there are two alongside far right groups. who. i. i. i. will write the city polish flags banners were to me a dollar in the street and across quarters it's also been reported that a number of neo nazi symbols were spotted and. there was a large police presence watching over the march which took place at the same time as a state of the tree parade the government's decision to march alongside far right nationalists has been widely criticized. a jewish philosophy professor from the hebrew university in jerusalem told us the migrant issue is leading to a rise of nationalist sentiment in. the polish government as decided
to actually embrace the. tendencies and and ideologies of the past because. the fear from the immigration creates a bias a political bias and a political agenda to brings into a defensive approach towards the entire matter of the immigrants threats from the past are becoming the true reality of the present and rising again but we must pay attention to the fact that today we have more reasons not only under the simitis them but also what is going on with the european approach to do to the boulder questions and to the immigration question. some worrying news coming out of africa and the un is warning of the rising death toll from an ebola i predict in
the democratic republic of congo the disease which causes internal bleeding spreads rapidly has already taken some two hundred lives in a matter of months officials say it is the worst start. brick in the country's history according to the health ministry statement a vaccination program has so far an ocular about twenty five thousand people since the outbreak started in august doctors say more lives could be saved if medical teams didn't face direct threats to their lives from armed groups active in the region and looks at how the mineral rich country is coping with the disease amid violence. your new cellphone a necklace you just bought and a bowl of you might have forgotten the name of that deadly disease but there could be a connection between the three i'll explain in a sec this is the democratic republic of congo in the heart of africa that's where
you find a lot of the pricey resources that the high tech and jewelry industries are after but who's in control of all that the legal it's the action of me little's shot of cool and landline is school violence in a number of regions in the democratic republic of congo it is that i did almost a billion dollars in revenue for rebels and criminal groups the country's politics has been a violent mess for over twenty years now adays a new a bowl outbreak is making things worse for locals in only a few months it took the lives of almost two hundred people the health ministry says they've never had to deal with outbreaks of that scale and with armed thugs running the show in parts of the republic doctors are losing confidence in their own efforts i do think this is one of the challenges we'll have to see whether we're able to contain control and the car now break within the current security situation after all even the brave us doctors don't want to risk their lives when
they're under a constant threat of being taken out at times it's just physically impossible to reach the affected areas on a harmed if we just look at the figures. this belgian research center even stepped on the tremendous effort to map mining sites as well as our presence and in their most recent report day identified more than two townsend's mind sites in eastern alone. which goal being the most important ones with if i wanted to over eighty percent of my mix for going to gold and some gold is it's more difficult to control and about sixteen percent of the miners were working in three chain mines and about whole of these miners were in regulated treaty mine so so three eighteen months covered by that it's keep program so that good supermarket an idea about the magnitude of the sector and some of the proportionally very small part that's
that's covered by international regulatory initiatives but as we've heard from the un top man business means money does find its way into the fighters hands well back in two thousand and ten in america this law came into being and businesses were obliged to tell us if their products contained so-called conflict minerals from the democratic republic of congo reputation risks are to joke it comes out in a number of reports that are highlighted with the press on the companies that are doing little or no activity at all there is some companies that used to reports that are no longer reporting and so there is no reputational risk for them to be seen as laggards and not doing enough to ensure that they are not fueling any of the conflict in the d.n.c. if we put bureaucracy nuts and bolts of side in april last year the legislation was
basically suspended while some companies have kept playing by the old rules others could have found a handy loophole for themselves regardless. big name brands and the manufacturers and the companies that i would buy a cell phone or a computer or a car from i do have influence there some of the richest companies in the world and they have the ability to work with their suppliers and work through their supply chain and have that assurance that they're not causing any death or destruction or violence against people you know or the planet. a switching gears. flick streaming service may find itself one hundred fifty million dollars off of pocket all jews to a satan worshipping cult nothing supernatural here though just a regular copyright dispute.