prime minister to reason may says she's ready to establish a more productive relationship with russia despite describing the country as a global threats. also on our table its lead hosts a peace conference aimed at putting an end to the years long conflict in libya but the country's past or reserve citing is a magnet to those vying for shadow of the resources. this really will plainspoken pod gaza killing at least three palestinians in response to rocket fire.
from moscow this is all t. international good to have you with us. the british prime minister says she's ready to establish a better relationship with russia in a speech in london theresa may also accused moscow of posing a threat to you case security. we remain open to a different relationship one where russia desists from these attacks that undermine international treaties and international security and we hope that the russian state chooses to take this path if it does we will respond in kind the prime minister to reason may seem to be reaching out and offering an olive branch to russia indicating that she was open to a no a more positive relationship between the two countries but all of this comes against the backdrop of degraded relationships between the two countries and particularly in the wake of the incident in sol's ri in march where the former
double agent script hollande his daughter yulia were poisoned allegedly with this novacek nerve agent and of course the government of long accused russia of being responsible for that incident for that attack something which russia has strenuously denied and has even offered to help with the investigation into what took place but in any case the reason may again repeating today that she held russia responsible for what happened we could not turn a blind eye to the threats we face. this is open economies and free societies we needed to increase our collective resolve to tackle the most pressingly those threats emanating from russia now last year perhaps the accusations were very different the prime minister used her speech to the same a vote the lord may have quit consisting of some of the wealthiest and most
powerful people in the u.k. to once again take aim at russia although this time the accusations were centered around allegations of russian meddling and hacking in a number of elections across the west sustained campaign of cyber espionage and disruption this is included meddling in elections and hacking the danish ministry of defense and the put into stark among many others it is seeking to weaponize information deploying state run media organizations to plant fake stories and photo shopped images in an attempt to sow discord in the west and undermine our institutions so could it be that this we try to reason may pave the way for sets of relations between the two countries in any case it seem to place all the onus on through russian shoulders if that relationship is to improve and to become more open no mention of russian concerns around nato expansion of nato soldiers in
places like poland and also what russia says is western meddling and destabilization in places like the ukraine and told those concerns are addressed remains to be seen exactly what this speech will lead to in terms of better relations. italian city as palermo has hosted an international peace conference on libya the north african nation has been torn apart by conflicts and instability since the every throw of colonel gadhafi in twenty eleven the presidents of egypt china sea and out ceria as well as leaders of local tribes some malicious from libya. taking. the heads of the libyan national army general khalifa haftar is expected to take center stage at the conference was initiated by prime minister just seppi context it italy is the only european country with an interest france has also been trying to establish itself as a regional mediator but as more of our staff explains there could be an ulterior
motive to the peacemaking efforts 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 is trying to help stop this italy which has been flirting with general who leads one of the two rival libyan government and controls almost half the country fronts with its regular peace summit where macro plays the matchmaker paris once 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 it's only for one doesn't want elections premature they think conditions are 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 matt call you tried and your summit failed room is hosting its own get together for peace gen have tub controls half the country much of the oil but he by international law current salat 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 against liberation of the international position towards libya and the direction of libya so that we can overcome this crisis. israeli warplanes have conducted dozens of asterix in gaza in response to cross border rocket fire is the most intense escalation of the conflict since twenty
fourteen. per. three palestinians were killed during monday's asterix and many more wounded these mainly ministry says it destroyed seventy talk is simply adding a hamas t.v. station militants in gaza fired more than two hundred rockets into israel most were intercepted spent several landed in residential areas injuring fifty three israelis this all happened a day off to recover that israeli raid which killed eight palestinians including
a local minutes and come on. 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. 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 recently is jew or a result of the prey sharon 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. we can now cross live to. professor of international law at georgetown university good to
have you on the program. and now this escalation started after israeli cave at israeli operation in gaza but what do you make of the timing of this operation given that peace talks are ongoing between hamas and israel and mediated by egypt as well. it is not surprising at all that things like this would happen will explode. gaza is one of the largest jails in the world probably and the israeli occupation of gaza is a continuous crime against humanity i say occupation why because gaza is two million people boxed in a small territory denied access to the through land or sea and you denied. the basic
humanitarian needs to be fulfilled. gaza is entitled to self-determination god's child entitled to resist occupation and gaza and title to self-defense to i cannot see any any kind of condition that would justify what the israelis are doing in gaza it is not surprising this is one of the continuous acts of incident of strangling the gazans and continuing control of this large jail in the world well if we look at the past forty eight hours armed groups in gaza have fired hundreds hundreds of rockets into israel and injuring dozens of civilians in the process but do you think this was an overreaction to the israeli right.
well the israelis have been doing this and there is a long record of the israeli shooting fish in the barrel. in gaza which they continue to do and the mere fact that gaza is strangled is in a box two million people out of box in a small territory and denied access to the world through land or sea what do you expect of these people to do. to say that it's too much the and it is this really who started this raid is who infiltrated who violated some kind of agreement and went into the garden territories tried to kill people and they were discovered and dealt with accordingly but basically for the world to tolerate this continuous crime taking place in gaza the world should expect things like this
to happen and people in the area would probably be come to the aid of the gazans and the palestinians would become more regular more radical and would probably resort to wider and more violent resistance well let's look at the u.s. now because president has promised this the end of the century balun palestine in the past and palestinian president has already said he's going to check their sticky thing washington is trying to divide the west bank and gaza is now america's intention the vision here. well i think the u.s. . administrations in general and particularly this one and this present president has been doing exactly what israel would want what israel considers its own interest and covering up with veto. in the united nations security
council if needed to prevent. israel from being accountable for any crime committed and i think as palestinian or the neighbors of israel in this respect what this president is doing is not at all surprising it is a little bit he went a step further and chaos like this would lead to all kinds of unexpected things not in the best interest of the u.s. on the long run and i think not even in the best interests of the jewish people in israel and the ladies in general but this is something that only the future will determine we appreciate your thoughts here not a triage cairo life professor of international law at georgetown university thank you. more news after a short break. it
our. worlds apart. to look for common ground. oh welcome back to the program students and teachers have held a rally in paris against president micron's education reforms challenge was that for us the 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 fronts could result in the loss of two thousand six hundred and fifty jobs being cut these are jobs from the higher education from colleges here in france and the
teachers here say they're unhappy about this they say it doesn't make any sense given that the ministry of education is only figures show that in the next few years there's going to be an increase of foodie thousand additional students every year so they say how does that work if we cut the jobs how do we then have enough staff to be able to teach the students here in france and they're angry i was speaking to one woman earlier who said we've been out protesting against macro now for the last eighteen months or so 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 the role of the rapid speed since he became president back in two thousand and seventeen so people hit calling for a change the cooling from are going to listen to people in the streets they're 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 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 from in. once and in recent weeks we have seen other protests protests by pension is unions of being now it's describing the government policy as breaking the social fabric and we also source traffic soon almost standstill in paris when paramedics went out in strike just a week ago. the. her.
us federal judge has said prison officials in illinois to reconsider transgender woman's tonight request to be moved to a women's prison it comes off the inmate 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 t. on strawberry hampton is currently serving a ten year sentence the big way she says she's faced sexual abuse in all four of the men's prisons she's been held in houghton has had her previous requests for transfer tonight and argues that she would be safe in a women's prison her lawyer has praised the federal judge's intervention this is an important step not only for three but in general for transgender women imprisoned across the nation the department of corrections which is responsible for the
supervision of inmates says it makes every possible efforts to safeguard and robel prisoners. that even though i department of corrections maintains a strict zero tolerance policy toward all forms of sexual abuse and sexual harassment the department kofu considers house in assignments and the unique needs of offenders who identify as john's gender we discussed american prison policy towards transgender people with rights activist and just rights 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 so this isn't just something that people are doing for fun this is a recognized medical condition based on science based on research and decent study so it's very very important that we train these prison facilities better just like the entire society needs to be trained and more informed about the very specific issues that are affecting transgender people nationwide free marketing about 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'd 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 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 transgenic 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 and mates 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. saudia arabia has decided to slash it so exports by huff and million barrels a day the news has sent the global oil price calming about seventy seventy dollars a barrel 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 parts 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 has sparked phase of the supply shortage after the recent me by the u.s. to reimpose sanctions on iran washington said it wanted to reduce iran's oil exports to zero economist steve king says iran's oil trade is still going strong despite u.s. sanctions america's trying to influence the viability of the iranian government by manipulating what is the most probably volatile process them on the planet the process of oil the oil market is so volatile the last thing it needed was somebody else throwing a political hand grenade into it which is what the americans have done by attempting to bring down the iranian government these sanctions and there are so many factors that can go in the opposite direction of what the americans want but
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