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european. and russia. logic. the peace conference aimed at putting an end to the years long conflict in libya where the countries involved all reserves acting as a magnet to those vying for a share of the resources. the turmoil on the israeli border as israeli jets strike the gaza strip in response to heavy rocket fire two palestinians have died in the attacks. was. an students and teachers pull into the streets of paris to show their. president emanuel micron's proposed education cuts which could endanger thousands
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of jobs. it's eleven o'clock am in moscow and you're watching all t. international live with me in a day or two to welcome to the program. attendance of an international conference in libya have been welcomed in the italian city in a bid to solve the libyan conflict civil war broke out after the ousting of colonel gadhafi a twenty eleven the presidents of egypt. as well as leaders of local tribes and militias from libya said to be taking part. one of those expected to take center stage in the talks has arrived at the head of the libyan national army general kiley. he controls most of libya and place a significant role of the country's future while the conference was initiated by prime. instead just said it contained but it isn't the only european country with
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an interest france has also been trying to establish itself as a regional peacemaker though as word gas to expand it could be an all cheery a motive behind the apparent 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's trying to help stop this italy which has been flirting with general have star who leads one of the two rival libyan government controls almost half the country fronts with its regular peace summit where. plays the
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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 thus 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 the united nations were indeed with the libyan people move over mad cause you tried. and your summit failed room is hosting its own get
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together for peace 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 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 you're in several meetings and international forums this needs to be taken into account and this should be
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a consolidation of the international position towards libya and the direction of libya so that we can overcome this crisis. libya has the largest proven oil reserves in africa and france one does 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 tribal totalis also be buying up drilling rights to get the pumps going this is a competition with. 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 soul for oil so it's highly prized in its refining is easier than some of the other stuff for other person at least serving ready once
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a problem is mr. area controlled. 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. what's remarkable is that amidst all this endless war the. 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.
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people we talked to in libya's capital tripoli expressed their skepticism that a positive outcome from the meeting would be achieved by visual owens i believe in which 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 more than one who puts all the parties of the bloem a conference region solution because the people has suffered enough as you can see may god guide them and bliss has gone through. 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. israeli fighter jets have carried out a series of air strikes on territory in the gaza strip as after the israeli defense
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forces came to rocket fired from gaza had hit a bus due to rising tensions between gaza and israel israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has called an emergency security meeting israeli army has sent reinforcements to the gaza border and is preparing to expand its combat mission against palestinian militias. both say that the latest israeli strike hit headquarters of how mrs official television channel. thank you for the older thank. dozens of rockets that have been fired on the israeli gaza border one of the rockets struck a bus
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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 been fired by hamas which they consider as. tourist military faction also we have dozens of rockets the choir it from gaza and air strikes of israeli air strikes that respond to these rockets at the same time this is kill ation or distribution of escalation that is happening in the gaza strip recently is due 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
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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 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 you're after a newly released intelligence members showing how u.s. spy agencies blamed leaks on the kremlin but jacqueline for the good looks at whether the latest revelations actually prove anything being the land of the free and all the u.s. 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.
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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 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 write 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 the senators for their concerns but makes it clear that statements and reports already made public by the
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intelligence community would have to suffice but the thing is those past documents weren't exactly i opening stuff for one the lottery refers to a statement made in october of two thousand and sixteen that concluded with confidence that the criminal order of the d.n.c. e-mail hacks and that conclusion was apparently based on the fact that the leaks were done in russians. dayal 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 used 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
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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 but it simply it's all just more of the same varying degrees of confidence in russia's guilt fill 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 question of 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 banks to the thorough censorship of uncle sam. the big question is is there any real so 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 russian their
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appearance without having the evidence the democrats you know being the editors corey had an interest in keeping this story a lot so they didn't want to release information that frankly would lead to the conclusion that there was no basis of support. to claim that russia interfere. well in yesterday's protests against u.s. president trump the french capital another rally is taking place in paris this day this time students and teachers are marching against a new education reform that could result in fountains of jobs being lost a correspondent china to penske paris for us people here defiant they say that this suggestion which has been proposed in the budget for two thousand and nineteen will actually be discussed more at the national assembly here in france that could result in the loss of two thousand six hundred and fifty jobs being cut these are
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jobs from the higher education from colleges here in france and the teachers here say they were unhappy about this they say it doesn't make any sense given that the ministry of education's only think is show that in the next few years there's going to be an increase of forty thousand additional students every year so they say how does that work if we can't 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 moscow 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 the. just heard because she said this is the only way she feels that they will ever be able to change some of the reforms that much corn has been implementing rather rapid speed since he became president back in two thousand and seventeen so people here are calling for
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a change they calling some are calling to listen to people in the streets they're saying that yes he had suggested what is referred to this would be when he became president when he was elected 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 you protest by pensioners unions have been out describing the government policy as breaking the social fabric and we also source traffic to an almost standstill in paris when paramedics went out in strike just a week ago. was .
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a statue of a sikh salcha honoring those who fought in the first world war from the sub continent has been vandalized in the u.k. the incident happened in a small town in england just days after the monument was unveiled place or treating it as racially aggravated criminal damage the so-called lions of the great war 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 one but just five days later the phrase a separate is no more was praised along the base it's a term previously used to refer to any and soldiers serving in the british or other european armies.
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leon. the end. member of the town's neighborhood policing team expressed concern over the vandalism he assured 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 august the doors of the temple in the scottish capital with set alight by a petrol bomb there were no injuries but significant damage was done to the building back in february of this year rob needs singh was assaulted outside the houses of parliament in london waiting to meet an m.p.
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a man tried to pull off his turban before shouting muslim go back home and sixteen three teenagers detonated a homemade bomb at a sikh temple during a wedding party in the german city of essen. we spoke to the principal adviser for the foundation who says that often discrimination comes from the very people who are supposed to protect you. we tarried our server. two thousand and sixteen off the road so that only of experienced crime in the last twelve months when we asked people where they experienced discrimination often train from things like police officers teachers school. immigration officers at the airport 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
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discrimination the way they treat simply because you look at. us federal judge has urged prison officials in illinois to reconsider a transgender woman is denied a request to be moved to a women's prison it comes after the in make took legal action against the state's correctional department claiming that she's treated like a sex slave and men's facility it's twenty six year old deon strawberry hampton's 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 hamilton 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 inmate says it makes every possible effort to safeguard
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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 towards transgender people with rights activist antifungals rights and political commentator steve mouth. 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
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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 looking around for 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
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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 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 president men and men and male prisoners 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
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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 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. and german chancellor as long time arrival has a stepping down as the leader of the christian social union. the party in feria in all the nothing high level shakeup and have in politics but horse see how far one 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
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the head of the interior ministry i have no reason to make statements on this issue . you know when it comes after disappointing results for say office party in the various recent election two weeks ago after poor results for angela merkel see you in another regional photo in the state of her say 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 had acted fast food at the next c.d.u. 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 parliament. we discussed the resignations that with german political author hans dieter kling a man he thinks that decline in popularity of the ruling parties is a signal that the german public wants change first of all what people are kind of what they deserve is
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a choice. after so many years although a coalition of the two biggest parties at the time the social democrats the christian democrats plus this is the party of the christian social. 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. is specially on the right side and i think and i hope that the days and times of the grand coalition real at least come to in the end of america's chancellorship and then i guess. we have a new game
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a game where both the social democrats and the christian democrats will show clear alternatives for politics in germany. saudi arabia has announced they will cut oil exports by hof a million barrels a day despite various of a market shortfall following u.s. sanctions against iran i'll tell you a piece of news which is that december nominations of five hundred thousand barrels less than november so we are seeing it tapering off part of its year end part of it is maintenance so we will be shipping less in december than we are in november but u.s. president trying to pay a to hint that sanctions on iran's oil exports might not be tightened if crude prices start rolling again he added that the measures would a maybe get tougher trumpet ministration restored citations on iran pax third biggest oil producer on monday but the president calling may have been the absolute
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right decision. i gave some countries a break on the oil. i did it a little bit because they really asked for some help but i really did it because i don't want to drive prices up to one hundred dollars a barrel or one hundred fifty dollars a barrel. professor of economics steve king says the u.s. wants to manipulate the. americas trying to influence the vogtle of the running of the government by manipulating what is the most probably volatile process them on the planet the process of oil the oil market is size all that salt last thing at night it was somebody else drawing a political hand grenade into it which is what the americans have done by attempting to bring down the iranian government saw these sanctions and there are so many factors that can go in the opposite direction of what the americans want but they have solved this control over this not like to have drawn has many ways of getting around that by selling the private groups or selling to fostering doing god
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