italy hosts a peace conference aimed at putting an end to the year's long conflict in libya but the countries involved all over is that it's not thing is a magnet so that isn't lying for a share of the resulting. data but. some of the. students and teachers pour into the streets of paris to show their distaste for presidents on manual mccraw proposed education cuts which could endanger thousands of jobs. a u.s. judge orders the state's prison service to consider a transgender woman's request to be held at an all female facility we put the issue up for debate chris it is a talk place it's all everyone should be safe but that doesn't mean that there
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 our prison systems. and very warm welcome you watching all of the international with me great to have you with us this hour now a top story heads of state leaders of local tribes on militias from libya are expected to attend an international conference in a semi 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 peace maker though as more and guarantee of explains there could be an ulterior motive behind the apparent good intentions seven years. it's been 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's 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 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 summit 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 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 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 it's a national forest 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 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 french rival totalis also be buying up drilling rights eager to get the pumps going this is a competition with billions at stake b.p. is the largest producer was the largest producer of oil in africa and not only that but it's highly prized because of its. technical quality use 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 this. area controlled. nest.
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 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 people we talked to in libya's capital tripoli expressed skepticism that a positive outcome from the meeting would be achieved. official owens i believe in
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're 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 work a lot more than one who puts all the parties of the problem of conference to reach a solution because the people has suffered enough as you can see may god guide them and blissett gumtree height of a. list and 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. the us federal judge has surged prison officials in illinois to reconsider a transgender woman is denied request to be moved to a women's prison it comes after the inmates took legal action against the state's correctional department claiming that she was treated like
a sex slave in men's facilities twenty six year old day on strawberry hampton is currently serving a ten year sentence for burglary she says she has faced sexual abuse in all four of the men's prisons she's been held in turn 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 well 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 present policy toward
transgender people with ryan climbed to based on to a vote in science and political commentator steve malzberg trumpet ministration 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 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 of our seventy 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 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 the letter that he's talking about what our earth you're 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 and 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. following yesterday's protests against u.s. president trump and the french capital another rally is taking place in paris this monday this time students and teachers are much in against a new education reform that could result in thousands of jobs being lost all correspondence on the deep end school in paris for us but people hey i defiant they say that this suggestion which has been proposed in the budget for two thousand and nineteen it will actually be discussed tomorrow at the national assembly here in fronts that could result in the loss of a teacher. 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 he said we've been out protesting against macro now for the last eighteen months or so 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 much corn has been implementing at the role of the rapid speed since he became president back in two thousand and seventeen so people hit cooling for a change the cooling from auckland 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 changes by the government here in france and in recent weeks we have seen other protests protests by pension is unions have been out describing the government policy as breaking the social fabric and we also source traffic brought to an almost standstill in paris when paramedics went out in strike just a week ago. the . d.v.d. .
still to come on there's yet more shake up in berlin and another resignation after german chancellor angela merkel recently announced she wouldn't run for office again but the details for you after this short break. what politicians do you suppose to. put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so if you want to be president and you. want.
to be right. this is what the four three of the four people are. interested in the why. should be. joining the past thirty years lebanon has been subject to six invasions from israel . six invasions. practically every every every five years we are having. one that's and this is definitely going to see the level. welcome back israeli fighter jets have carried a launch scale operation striking territory in the gaza strip and it's also the israeli defense forces claims rockets from gaza has hit
a bus according to the israeli army over eighty rockets were fired by the palestine based organization hamas from gaza israel says it said defense systems intercepted several of them several people have been reportedly injured in the escalation follows an israeli undercover operation in the gaza strip which left eight palestinians and one is ready office the dead israel says on its sanctions are aimed against hamas which it considers to be terrorists. well the german chancellor is a long time rival has announced his stepping down as leader of the christian social union angela merkel's sister party in bavaria and marks another high level shake up in german politics but horta they hold firm 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 issue the announcement comes
after disappointing results for they hope as party in the various recent election two weeks ago after poor results for angela merkel c.s.u. in another way to no vote in the state of has she announced she would step down as party leader and wouldn't stand in the next federal election essence of the missing woman's father their first of all at the next c.d.u. 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 once we discuss the resignations with german political author hans de to claim that he thinks the declining popularity of the ruling parties it is a signal that the german public wants change first of all what people are kind of what they deserve is a choice and after so many years all the coalition of the two
biggest parties at the time the social democrats the christian democrats plus their sister party 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 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. 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 central african country more than doubled in early october officials say it's the was the outbreak in the country's history according to the country's health ministry of vaccination program has so far an ocular a to 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. looks at how the mineral rich country is coping with the disease images 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 me little shot of cool and landlines is school violence in a number of regions in the democratic republic of congo it is generated 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 child. will have to see whether it was a contained 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 constant threat of being taken out at times it's just physically impossible to reach the affected areas on 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 obliged to tell us if their products contained so-called conflict minerals from the democratic republic of congo reputation risks aren't a 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 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 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 of the big name brands in 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. now on a much lighter note for those of you watching us in the u.k. i'm wearing a pink dress today now that may seem obvious to many of you but more than fifty years after the first color broadcast thousands in britain still watch their screens in black and whites that's according to a t.v. licensing report. all. clementine a pile of cheesy slop stuffed inside the fanaa ring show i'm going to shoot an expired bottle of sunny delights if you eat too many carriage return orange really you know and if you turn really orange you have to start saying crazy things and run for president i will and is not the new black.
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for the truth the time is now for watching closely watching the hawks. come with the symptoms to see me for. my look for sunday and this is a i think the world's going to say the boy understands what the must be so it looks . this is the. lot of snow on the shelf us now all because i am. sick. and. tired of.
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apologized for the suffering that not only want the money i want the revenge. i would normally get manufactured consent instead of public wealth. when the ruling classes project themselves. in the frame of merry go round lives only the one person. doing or middle of the room sick. during the past thirty years lebanon has been subject to six invasions from israel . six invasions at breck to get every every every five years we are
having. one that's and this is definitely the kind of thing he had never. hello and welcome to crossfire where all things are considered i'm peter lavelle is the idea of peace in yemen and ethical also trump is insulted the europeans might defend themselves and russia gate front and center again. some real news i'm joined by my guest here in moscow mark he's an international affairs and security analyst.