which could endanger. watching r.t. international with meaning to welcome to the program. attendance of an international conference on libya have been welcomed in the italian city in a bid to solve the libyan conflict civil war broke out off the ousting of colonel gadhafi in twenty eleven the presidents of egypt and. libya is said to be taking part. one of those expected to take center stage in the talks the head of libya. he controls most of libya and plays a significant in the planning of the country's future while the conference was initiated by prime minister. with an interest france has also been
trying to establish itself as a regional peace make it though as word ghastly it expands there could be an altimeter behind the apparent good attentions 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 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 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 the united nations were indeed with the libyan people move over mad call you tried and your summits failed room is who. think it's own get
together for peace gen have stopped controlled half the country much of the oil but he by international law sell it only the recognized government can he needs the capital 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 make no mistake the libyans understand well what the europeans are up to and why they're backing different sides. of course there is negative intervention from some countries which we've mentioned during several meetings and international forums this needs to be taken into account and this should be a can sleep nation from 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 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 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 it's highly prized because of its its technical qualities its so-called sweet low sulfur or oil so it's highly prized in its refining is easier than some of the other stuff or other person at least so everybody once a problem is mr hucker area controls all the oil that's the real question and not to be too cynical that's what the europeans are most concerned about urgently.
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 only up by the end of next year they plan on increasing production to. levels one point six million barrels a day you can question their priorities but you can only admire the dedication. in libya's capital tripoli expressed skepticism that a positive outcome from the meeting would be achieved. 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 how to make the right solution is not wishful thinking but real and call it right there were a lot more than one who puts all the parties of the bloom a conference derision solution because the people who 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. to palestinians have been killed in israel's latest s trikes in the guard and the air raids were in retaliation to cross border rocket fire which hit a bus israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu held an emergency meeting on the latest escalation and the army has sent reinforcements to the gaza border preparing
for further operations relatives of those killed in monday's airstrikes have been gathering at a morgan garter to identify the bodies and we should warn you that there are disturbing images coming up according to officials the two victims were age twenty seven and twenty two this happened a day after a covert israeli raid which killed eight palestinians including a local militant kanada. for the center of. dozens of rockets that have been fired on the israeli gaza border one of the rockets us. truck a bus a civilian bus. and it led to an injury of five one of them was
a serious injury that is really media and the israeli forces a claim that these rockets have been fired by hamas which they consider as. terrorist military faction also we have dozens of rockets that wired from gaza and air strikes of israeli air strikes that respond to these rockets at the same time this is kill ation or this region 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
a senior officer in the israeli forces and another was injured what happened later was airstrikes 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 e.u.'s twenty sixteen presidential election one media outlet has exactly what you're after a new level east intelligence memo showing how u.s. spy agencies blamed leaks on the kremlin but checking for 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 the 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 filed by. 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 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 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 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 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 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 concrete high. since 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 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 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 rush in their
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. 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 and marching against the new education could result in fountains of jobs being lost our correspondent. paris for us people here a 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 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 were 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 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 a. voices 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 the role of the rapid speed since he became president back in two thousand and seventeen so people here cooling for
a change the cooling from are going to listen to people in the streets they're saying that yes he had suggested what is referred to 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 those changes by the government here in france and in recent weeks we have seen of the protests she protests by pensioners unions have been out describing the government policy as breaking the social fabric and we also source traffic to normal standstill in paris when paramedics went out on strike just a week ago. to get.
a statue of a sikh soldier ongoing 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 to treating it as a racially aggravated criminal damage the so-called lions of the great to war monument depicting an indian soldier in traditional scene dress was put up in smethwick one week before the centenary commemoration. as for the end of world war one but just five days later the phrases suppose no more spread along the base it's a term previously used to refer to indian soldiers serving in the british or other european armies.
leon. a member of the town's neighborhood policing team expressed concern over the vandalism here sure the community than 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 a temple in the scottish capital was satellite by a petrol bomb there were no injuries but significant damage was done to the building back in february this year raf need 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. and. we spoke to the principal advisor for the basic foundation of says that often discrimination comes from the very people who are supposed to protect you. we carried out. two thousand and sixteen of the roots of that and we asked if though that experienced a crime in the last twelve months when we asked people where they experienced discrimination often train police officers teachers school. immigration officers at the airport 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 where they treat simply because you look at. us federal judge has urged prison officials in illinois to
reconsider transgender woman is denied a request to be moved to a women's prison it comes after the inmate took legal action against the state's the correctional department claiming that she's treated like a sex slave in men's facilities. twenty six year old deon strawberry hamilton is currently serving a ten year sentence for burglary she says she 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 an 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 in prisons across the nation the department of corrections which is responsible for all the supervision of inmate says it makes every possible effort to safeguard vulnerable prisoners that even though i department of corrections maintains
a strict zero tolerance policy toward both forms of secure abuse and sexual harassment the department because we consider his house an assignment and the unique needs of offenders who identify as jones gender we discussed american present policy towards transgender people with violence like to missed out on conventions rights and political commentator steve mouth but. trumpet ministration recently loosened and changed regulations that came down under the obama administration they say that if you're if you're judged on what you are based on your biological sex ok so this person that we're talking about in chicago in 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 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 at personality people twenty people how much money do you want to spend how many. provisions you want to make in a system that probably doesn't have enough money in the first place for twenty people you need to keep everybody say if but you can start making special provisions to anybody who says that they feel like there are there were women when they were met born a man could be classified as trans gender whether they mean it or don't mean it i
mean you have to consider the masses as opposed to the twenty people involved. well that's a very very dangerous. mode of speaking i happen to be from what is referred to as a minority class and just because white people are in the majority does not mean that as an african-american or a light next person that we should be subjected to white supremacy secondly it's hard for he said i 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 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. jamming chalices long time arrival has a lot of his stepping down as leader of the christian social union i'm consistent party in bavaria and not some of the high level shakeup and chairman politics of 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 ok 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 sea health as part in the various recent election two weeks ago after poor results . in another regional vote in the state has 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 the active fastball at the next edu party convention 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 when i seek a seat in parliament and went to the resignations with german political author hans dieter king a man he thinks the decline in popularity of the ruling party 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 of
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. 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 real at least come to in 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. has decided to slash its oil exports by half a million barrels a day when you send the global oil price climbing about seventy dollars a barrel i'll tell you a piece of news which is that december nominations are five hundred thousand barrels less than november so we are seeing a tapering off part of it is year end part of it is maintenance so we will be shipping less in december than we are in november. saudi arabia's decision a spalt fears of a supply shortage after the recent move by the west to reimpose citations on iran washington said it wanted to reduce iran's oil exports to zero although last week president added an exemption for a to country saying he did not want to cause a spike in the oil price 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. economist steve king says iran's oil trying to still going strong despite u.s. sanctions america is trying to influence the viability of the iranian government by manipulating what is the most probably volatile process of on the planet the process of oil the oil market is sort of all the last thing at night it was somebody else drawing a political hand grenade into it which is what the americans have done by chimping to bring down the iranian government these sanctions there are so many factors that can go in the opposite direction of what the americans want but they have this control over this not locked out as many ways of getting around that by selling groups or selling to. doing bottom triton song with countries like china. round up
of the news for now and if you want to have a closer look at any of our stories check out our website called i'll be back at the top of the hour with more but first up it's a documentary called on deck offline. during the past fifty is lebanon has been subject to donors six invasions from israel six invasions. that pressure to get every every of every five yes' we are having. one that said and this is definitely to come up to help seven.