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subscribed to rub people already counted for just twelve euros fifty per month. italy hosts the peace conference aimed at putting an end to the years long conflict in libya and the country's vast oil reserves acting as a magnet to those in vying for a share of the results that. a u.s. judge orders the state prison service to consider transgender woman's request to be held in an all female facility we have the issue of the debate. prison is a talk place it's awful everyone should be safe but that doesn't mean that spending should privilege 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 are prison systems. and students and
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teachers pour into the streets of paris to show their different tastes for president a monument wrong as proposed in that education cuts which could endanger thousands of jobs. and very well welcome you watching r.t. international with me nicky aaron great to have you with us this hour now our top story the heads of states leaders of local tribes on militias from libya are expected to attend an international conference in italy in a bid to solve the libyan conflict civil war broke out after the ousting of colonel gadhafi in two thousand and eleven france has also been trying to establish itself as a regional peacemaker though it was marred of explains they could be an old terry a motive behind the apparent good intentions. seven years it's been
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seven long chaotic years 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 where. 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
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sovereignty back to the libyan people and allow them to expression on this date but it's only for one doesn't want elections premature and they think conditions aren't 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 allies with united nations were indeed with the libyan people move over mad calling you tried and your summits failed room is hosting its own get together for peace but rumors say general haftar may be too busy to attend what with storming the capital and all trip. must be liberated and will not remain in the
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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 the government that currently controls it is the un recognized one general have tub controls half the country much of the oil but he by international law 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 it can sleep nation of the international position towards libya and the direction of libya so that we can overcome this crisis. in libya has the largest proven oil
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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. oil and gas license with the aim of increasing exploration friend trival 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 was the largest producer of oil in africa and not only that but its boy is highly prized because of its its technical qualities its so-called sweet low sulfur so it's highly prized in its refining is easier than some of the other stuff or other person at least serving buddy once a problem is mr. area control all the oil. that's the real question and
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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 of us more sanctions on iranian oil what's remarkable is that amidst all this endless war the lawlessness slavery crime will production is on the 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 of people we talked to in libya's capital tripoli expressed best skepticism that a positive outcome from the meeting would be achieved. we want something useful we
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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 concrete work. who puts all the parties to the conference to reach a solution because the people has suffered enough as you can see may god guide them and blissett 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. us federal judge has urged prison officials in illinois to reconsider 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
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correctional department claiming that she was treated like a sex slave in men's facilities twenty six year old dion strawberry hampton is currently serving a ten year sentence for burglary she says she's faced sexual abuse in all four of the men's prisons she's been held in houghton has had her previous requests for transfer denied and argues that she would be safer in a women's prison her lawyer has praised the federal judge's intervention this is an important step not only for school but in general for transgender women imprisoned across the nation the department of corrections which is responsible for the supervision of inmates says 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. we discussed american prison policy towards
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transgender people with wine to based on t.v. rights and political commentator steve. trump administration recently loosened and change 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 the 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 to gender dysphoria is accepted by the american medical association in american psychological association as distress from gender assignment at birth
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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 decent 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 free marketing 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 they 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
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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 have seen a lot of the letter that you 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 to the donald trump campaign all the time prisoners regular present men and men and male prisoners are 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
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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. for those watching us from the u.k. i wearing a pink dress today now that may think all of us to many of you but for more than fifty well more than fifty is often the first color boat cost thousands in britain still watch the screens in black and white that's according to a t.v. licensing the polls. all. receive clementine a pile of cheesy slop stuffed inside the fin orange shell i'm going to shoot an
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expired bottle of sunny delights if you eat too many carrot you turn orange he only get up and if you turn really orange you have to start saying crazy things and run for president the word is not the new black. and. if you. did you. plan to most common yet more shake up in berlin and another resignation off the
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german chancellor angela merkel recently announced she wouldn't run for office again the details on that after this short break. what politicians do something. they put themselves on the line they get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president. or something i want to. get it right to the press it's like the tree in the morning can't be good. i'm interested always in the why. when lawmakers manufacture consent to public wealth. when the
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ruling class is some protect themselves. with the famous merry go round. the one percent. we can all middle of the room. welcome back the german chancellor as a longtime rival has announced he's stepping down as leader of the christie and social union the party in bavaria a long slow not that high level shake up in german policy but horst say hope has confirmed he will continue as the country's interior minister i'm leaving the post of chairman of the christian social union it has been decided i'll keep my position as the head of the interior ministry i have no reason to make statements on this
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issue. the announcement comes after disappointing results for they hope as a party and by various recent election two weeks ago after poor results for angle of merkel's the c.s.u. and another way to vote in the state of hesse she announced she would step down as party leader and wouldn't stand in the next federal election yes it is often this is when his father that it's first of all at the next cd you party convention in december i will not run for the chair of the party secondly this fourth is the last one for me i will not run for chancellor during the twenty twenty one election nor will i seek a seat in the parliament. when i joined by hand. politics professor at the university of applied sciences in berlin to say over and mr kling i'm a regular joining us on the program now do you think they ever made the right decision by stepping down following his party's under-performance well you know
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it's always very difficult for the powerful to find the right time to let lose to resign and i think you. should have done it a little earlier but probably it's not too late the public will be certainly relieved to see somebody go all who has caused so much trouble in the coalition quite recently well if voters have lost confidence then why would he be keeping his position as interior minister. well i mean i think we should ask him himself but. his ego is certainly strong enough to believe that he is probably the best minister of the interior there is in germany and we have to see i mean he has to deliver.
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maybe he is a good minister of the interior. do you think that a new leader will revive the fortunes of the c.s.u. well i think the time of the hope for is over. there is a new leadership installed and. who is today i guess elected is the. prime minister of. will in all likelihood also get the chairmanship of the c.s.u. and it is this new leadership and the new cabinet the new coalition in bavaria that will make the drive it's no longer people like say who for i think the c.s.u. in bavaria is quite happy. to see hope for is stepping
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on the sideline and of course this comes as the second big resignation since the those wages elections last month do you think that call made the right choice as well. well you know if you compare c.e.o. of a medical then medical and her decision. not to cling to the chairmanship of the party any longer and to make a clear statement that she will not seek a fifth reelection that is quite a difference and. all respect for somebody who is planing the change in one of the most important political forces in germany so thoroughly as until america has done it it's becoming quite apparent that the establishment parties are really losing ground in germany and why is that what
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issues have been handled so badly. well first of all what people are kind of what they deserve is a choice and after so many years of a coalition of the two biggest parties at the time the social democrats the christian democrats plus their sister party in the christian social. union. what that meant was that the center didn't have any choice any longer you know the two big parties having the same government program and i think this has strengthened the fringes it is specially on on the right side and i think. and i
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hope that the days and times of the grand coalition will at least come to an end at the end of america's chancellorship and then i guess. we have a new game a game where both the social democrats and the christian democrats will show clear alternatives for politics in germany. they to cling to man politics professor at the university of applied sciences in poland thank you for your time. thank you. the un is warning of the rising death toll from an ebola outbreak in the democratic republic of congo the disease which causes internal bleeding and spreads rapidly has already taken two hundred lives in a matter of months and the daily rate of new cases in the south and central african country more than doubled in early october officials say it's the worst outbreak in the country's history according to the country's health ministry
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a vaccination program has so far and oculus is 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 it looks at how the mineral rich country is coping with the disease and major violent instability. 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 extraction of the little shot of cool and blunt live in school violence in a number of regions in the democratic republic of congo it is generating almost a billion dollars in revenue for rebels and criminal groups the country's politics
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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 breaks within the current security situation after all even the brave us doctors don't want to risk their lives when they're under constant threat of being taken out at times it's just physically impossible to reach the affected areas on a harmed but as we've heard from the u.n. 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
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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 are some companies that used to report that are no longer reporting and so there is also reputational risk for them to be seen as laggards and not doing enough to ensure that they are not fuelling any of the conflicts in the d.n.c. if we put bureaucracy nuts and bolts aside 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 of the big name brands in the
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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 to any death or destruction or violence against people or the planet. following yesterday's protests against u.s. president trump in the french capital another rally is taking place in paris this monday this time students and teachers are marching against a new education reform but it was the old and thousands of jobs being lost our correspondent sheila do bensky is in paris for the people here a defiant they say that this suggestion which has been proposed in the budget for two thousand and nineteen will be discussed more at the national assembly here
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fronts could result in the loss of two thousand six hundred and fifty jobs being cut these are jobs from the higher education from colleges here in france and the teachers here say they're unhappy about this they say it doesn't make any sense given that the ministry of education is only figures show that in the next few years there's going to be an increase of foodie thousand additional students every year so they say how does that work if we cut the jobs how do we then have enough staff to be able to teach the students here in france and they're angry i was speaking to one woman earlier who said we've been out protesting against macro now for the last eighteen months or so and sometimes we feel despondent but we remember every time that there's a protest that we have to come out we have to make all voices heard because she said this is the only way that she feels that they will ever be able to change some of the reforms that my call has been implementing rather rapid speed since he
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became president back in two thousand and seventeen so people here calling for a change they calling for mark want to listen to people in the streets there saying that yes she had suggested what his reforms would be when he became president when he was elected but what they saying is that the pace of the reforms is chief fast and there is not enough discussion and they are angry about that and as such hundreds of come out to the streets yet again to protest against the use. changes by the governments here in france and in recent weeks we have seen of the protests seeing protests by pension is unions of the now it's describing the government policy as breaking the social fabric and we also source traffic fortune almost standstill in paris when paramedics went out on strike just a week is going. to
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. keep me. here and out here we love to hear your thoughts on all stories so do get in touch by following us on social media and the comments that sort of again at the top of the alpha all the latest to see them. is the idea of peace in yemen and also trump is insulted the europeans might defend themselves and russia gate front and center to get.
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some action returns here we're going on the ground thirty nine years to the day of the first ever u.s. sanctions. against iran following the revolution the depose u.k. installed dictator mohammad reza pahlavi coming up to show his british saudi arabia's partner in the yemen war the u.a.e. subverting the u.k. democracy doesn't run cons nuclear pakistan continues i.m.f. negotiations with the old west what did yesterday's remembered sunday seventy really mean hip hop artist and activist be on the demise of nato power amidst the hundred year anniversary of the day coming up in today's going on the ground the
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first time with david miller of lobbyist investigated spin watch david thanks so much for going on being a legal activity here in britain what's in your new report concerning the united arab emirates when we look at the loping in this country which really starts the results of the spring where the moving slowly perhaps towards democracy they see the arab spring which promises democracy and they don't like it so they just say that they're going to set their face against that and try and undermine the possibility of democracy in their country or they would say standing up for us traditions and people will know the u.a.e. is dubai is a tourist destination and so they spent a lot has been a lot of money particularly this country to try and marginalize the opposition and that country and also in this country so they try to pressurize the british government for example to investigate the muslim brothers and british government acceded to that demand they pressured them in particular by threatening to withhold b.p. contracts.

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