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compensation. for the source of. the. peace conference putting an end to the years long conflict in libya with the country's vast oil reserves acting as a magnet to those vying for a share of the result. of all of the israeli border as israeli jets strike the gaza strip in response to have a rocket fire to palestinians have done. was . and students and teachers pour into the streets of paris to show their distaste president emanuel micron's proposed education cuts which could endanger thousands
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of jobs. instead of clock here in moscow and you're watching r t international line with me in a day or two to welcome to the program. attendance of an international conference on libya have been welcomed in the italian city of palermo in a bid to solve the libyan conflict civil war broke out after the ousting of colonel gadhafi and twenty eleven the presidents of egypt tunisia and algeria as well as leaders of local tribes and militias from libya said to be taking past the conference was initiated by prime minister become tape but italy isn't the only european country with an interest france has also been trying to establish itself as a regional peacemaker as were gassed if explains there could be a cheery 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'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
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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 wants 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 matt 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. the police must be liberated and will not
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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 tub 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 enslaved nation of the international position towards libya and the direction of libya so that we can overcome this crisis. in libya has the largest
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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 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 so everybody wants a problem is this. area. that's the real question and
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not to be too cynical that's what the europeans are most concerned about urgently they were back in tripoli just on your stability as it was recognized by the united nations but increasingly the europeans are getting very frightened. strife in libya will further come after oil supplies especially now with the prospect more sanctions on iran you know well 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 pre war levels one point six million barrels a day you can question their priorities but you can only admire the dedication. in libya's capital tripoli expressed that skepticism that's a positive outcome from
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a meeting would be achieved. 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 the real concrete were a lot more than one who puts all the parties at the conference can 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. israeli fighter jets have carried out a series of air strikes on territory in the gaza strip that's after the israeli defense forces claimed rocket fired from gaza had hit a bus due to rising tensions between gaza and israel israeli prime minister
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benjamin netanyahu has called an emergency security meeting these really army says it will bring reinforcements to the gaza border and prepared to expand its combat mission against palestinian militias local journalist al-sayed has more. thank you. thank you. thank you for the over. dozens of rockets that have been fired on the israeli gaza border one of the rockets struck a bus a civilian bus in tel and it led to an injury of five one of them was a serious injury that israeli media and israeli forces a claim that these rockets have been fired by hamas which they consider as.
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terrorists military faction also we have dozens of rockets that fired from gaza and air strikes of israeli air strikes that respond to these rockets at the same time this is kill ation or the situation of escalation that is happening in the gaza strip to recently is or a result of the operation the special military operation that happened yesterday by the special israeli forces there was an exchange of gunfire between the israeli forces and. members of hamas that led to the killing of seven members of hamas one of them was a senior leader in hamas and as well as a senior officer in the israeli forces and another was injured what happened later was the air strikes that covered the operation that was happening. which led
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to the killing of the seven. members of hamas. if you're waiting for new evidence on russian meddling in the u.s. twenty sixteen presidential election one media outlet has exactly what. often and you leave released intelligence memos showing how u.s. spy agencies blamed leaks on the kremlin but jack keane looks at whether the latest revelations actually prove anything being the land of the free and all the us freedom of information act is a beautiful thing promising to keep citizens in the know about their government but it doesn't always work out so well in practice one request followed by a buzz feed and a transparency group netted a top secret letter sent by u.s. senators to then president barack obama who wanted to know more about claims russia meddled in the two thousand and sixteen election so what information came out of the request well we're not totally sure the information is big surprise heavily
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redacted we've actually known for almost two years that the letter existed but now we can see a bit more of what the senators were demanding apart from the redacted bits of course. we are right to request to the extent possible you declassify and release the public additional information related to the russian government and the u.s. election despite the broad national interest in the topic this new information has not been provided to the american people now it turns out obama himself never responded but the acting director of national intelligence did get back to them two months later and that letter is amazingly not redacted at all but maybe that's because it contains no actual information essentially it things the senators for their concerns but makes it clear that statements and reports already made public by the intelligence community would have to suffice but the thing is those past documents weren't exactly i opening stuff for one to a lot of refers to a statement made in october of two thousand and sixteen that concluded with
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confidence that the kremlin order of the d.n.c. e-mail hacks and that conclusion was apparently based on the fact that the leaks were done in russian style the recent disclosures of alleged hacked e-mails are consistent with the methods and motivations of russian directed efforts these threats and disclosures are intended to interfere with the u.s. election process such activity is not new to moscow the russians have use similar tactics and techniques across europe and eurasia if it acts like a russian and it plots like a russian spear russian you may also remember a report that was released in january of two thousand and seventeen to which the letter referred the senators ickes ations of nefarious deeds by moscow are based on high confidence and the assumption that nothing in russia has changed since the fall of the soviet union the only other thing we got from the freedom of information request were some talking points put together by intelligence agencies to put it simply it's all just more of the same varying degrees of confidence in
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russia's guilt till the document and variations of the phrase is consistent with the methods and motivations are russian directed efforts can be found five times that one surprising bit is the answer given to the. whether moscow was working to get trump to the white house no direct response is given even though collusion with russia is treated like an established fact by many despite a lack of evidence and that's all folks the rest meaning any sort of concrete proof is left to the imagination thanks to the thorough censorship of uncle sam. the big question is is there any real such evidence and i have great skepticism as to whether there is any i mean when you're looking at these documents it appears that the intelligence community essentially came to the conclusions that they wanted to our russian interference without having the evidence the democrats you know being the editors party at an interest in keeping this story a lot so they didn't want to release information that frankly would lead to the
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conclusion that there was no basis of support. to claim that russia interfere the election. 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 that could result in thousands of jobs being lost a correspondent shot it depends it's in paris for us. but people here a defiant they say that this suggestion which has been proposed in the budget for two thousand and nineteen it will be discussed more at the national assembly here in france 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
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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 and sometimes we feel despondent but we remember every time 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 mark owen has been implementing roll 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 he 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
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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 policies here as breaking the social fabric and we also source traffic ports you know most standstill in paris when paramedics went out in strike. just a week ago. the it was. that it was the week the. week am. i. a
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statue of a sikh soldier on ring those who fought in the first world war from the sub continent has been found allies in the u.k. the incident happened in a small town in england just days after the monument was unveiled police are treating it as racially aggravated criminal damage the so-called lines of the great more monument depicting an indian soldier in traditional sikh dress was put up in smethwick one week before the centenary commemorations for the end of world war world war one but just five days later the phrase a suppose no more was sprayed along the base it's a term previously used to refer to engine soldiers serving in the british or other european armies but. a i. am. not at the end.
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was a member of the town's neighborhood policing team expressed concern over the vandalism history of the community that the motive and culprits were being looked into by authorities this is not the first instance the sikh community has been reportedly targeted in recent years in. as the doors of a temple in the scottish capital were satellite by a petrol bomb there were no injuries but significant damage was done to the building back in february this year ravening singh was assaulted outside the houses of parliament in london waiting to meet an m.p. a man tried to pull off his turban before shouting muslim go back home and in twenty sixteen three teenagers detonated a homemade bomb at a sikh temple during a wedding party in the german city of s.
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and. we spoke to the principal advisor for the u.k. based sikh foundation who says that often it discrimination comes from the very people who are supposed to protect you. we carried our. two thousand and sixteen off the road so that when we are experienced crime the last twelve months when we asked people where they experienced discrimination often train police officers teachers school. immigration officers you know people so it seems to be people in positions of responsibility are actually the very people who should be trusted what wants that carrying out this forms of discrimination. simply because you look differently. here federal judges prison officials in illinois to reconsider a transgender woman is denied a request to be moved to
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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 deon 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 hampton 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 us to report 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
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offenders who identify as transgender we discussed american prison policy towards transgender people with the rights activists on today about his right and political commentator steve malzberg. 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 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 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 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 looking 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 you to 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 in male prison is all raped or attacked or pekin that's terrible so anyone that wants to 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 and instances of violence is not a
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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. germantown says long term rival has announced his stepping down as leader of the christian social union i don't i'm not called sista. faria in mountain of a high level shake up and challenge politics but horse see how 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 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 to see how this party and the various recent election two weeks ago after poor results for angela merkel c s c s
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you in another region or vote in a state of has a she announced she would step down as party leader and wouldn't stand in the next federal election yes is often this one his father had acted fast for at the next c do you party convention in december i will not run for the chair of the party secondly this fourth time 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 we discussed the resignations with german political author hans dieter clinging he thinks the decline in popularity of the ruling party is a signal that the general public wants change first of all what people are kind of what they deserve is a choice. after so many years and all of a coalition of the two biggest parties at the time the social democrats the
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christian democrats plus this is the party of 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. specially 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. of the need to not if you want to have
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is the idea of peace in yemen and authentic also trump is insulted the europeans might depend themselves and russia gate front and center. you know world of big part of the movie lot and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that mainstream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smarter we need to stop slamming the door on the back and shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the troops the time is now we're watching closely watching the hawks.
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time after time say 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 on the show his british ahmed saudi arabia's partner in the yemen war the u.a.e. . subverting u.k. democracy doesn't run cons nuclear. negotiations with the old west what did yesterday's remembered sunday seventy really mean hip hop artist and activist be on the demise of major powers amidst the hundred year anniversary of the day coming up in today's going on the ground the 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
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results of the spring where the moving slowly perhaps towards democracy and we see the arab spring which promises democracy and they don't like it so they just say that they're going to set the face against that and to 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 a dubai is a tourist destination and so they spent a lot has been a lot of money particular in 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 threatening possibility of three billion be a systems contract so there was a lot of arm twisting and. bribery essentially and i think this is not standard lobbying i guess but this is what they did in order to get.


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