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quote. the. run up. to the. founding with the yellow best students across france take to the streets over education reforms followed in weeks of protests against fuel price increases which forced a government u. turn. the end of an era for germany's really christian democrats.
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replaced by an upgrade prime karrenbauer known as a.k.k. . and as theresa may in fact holds for her draft breaks it deal ahead of a critical parliamentary vote on tuesday we asked people in london what they think about the growing turmoil over the situation it's not fresh to be done over the last of the sudden the source of a discussion about what to try to go. to actually. i mean you know we're not told anything but what the prime minister. will go through right to morrow but i don't believe. it's ten o'clock here in moscow and you're watching r t international line from last year with me in a day or two to welcome to the program. students across france are protesting against the government's education reforms forcing more than one hundred fifty
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schools to close in a number of cities the demonstrations turned violent. meanwhile french m.p.'s have slammed as acceptable and humiliating the police treatment of student protesters on thursday that's after video emerged of detained students in the suburbs of paris being forced on to their knees. france's education minister condemning the footage though adding that the context
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of the protests must be taken into account the country is seeing some of the worst violence in hof a century with demonstrators rallying for weeks now more protests are planned for this weekend the elo best riots have seen three deaths and hundreds of injuries nationwide in paris alone shop profits have dropped fifty percent and four million euros of damage was inflicted french retailers have lost around one billion euro since the start of the demonstrations the government has since backed down promising to scrap its proposed fuel tax however it's still introducing exceptional security measures with visitors to paris for example told to stay away from major attractions like the eiffel tower. in an interview the french prime minister said the government will deploy a dozen armored vehicles to ensure the protests remained peaceful on the streets of paris the last time such a measure was taken was thirteen years ago. so what is
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a pharmacy will we have information about a great number of individuals who are coming to paris not to protest peacefully but to confront to attack the forces of law. we mobilized an important number of police officers eighty nine thousand in france overall this is an exceptional mobilization because we don't want to endanger the republic. weeks of protests have taken a toll on the authority of president like crime with his ratings shot down reports another day another protest in france. by the government's u. turn on a fuel tax rise feel like the wings are changing and blowing in their favor now is the crisis continues parties from the left are calling for a very good no confidence in the french government this second in months when most french votes of no confidence as is clear from the name means that we tell the government you are going in the wrong direction i mean the majority party of course
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the government can then resign and the president of the republic will appoint a new prime minister in addition to the three factions that signed this vote of no confidence the communist party unbowed france and the socialists we want to unite and win over other deputies. touted his front seats hope when he was elected last year he came into office with an approval rating of more than sixty percent but he's gone from jupiter to g.s. with the latest polls showing his popularity has crashed the labor will be free companies will be supported initiatives will be encouraged he. was that was a. gamble i'm i will humbly serve our people was. it fosters a frenchman. and french women who feel forgotten would be better protected.
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if so what's caused the collapse as well as implementing a vast range of unpopular reforms that have led to him being labelled the president of the rich he's also known for his loose tongue and perceived arrogance he told army generals just he would push if just speech over spending cuts the head of the french armed forces soon quit and he would be far from the last to abandon macron scam the president even told pensioners that france would be better off if people stop whining after being harangued by the worried about pension cuts the only thing we don't have the right to do complain the president may have hoped the u. turn on fuel tax hikes would have quelled the anger but it hasn't it only seems to
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have intensified it with truckers farmers earn students now taking their concerns to the streets protesters here calling them are called to resign was of course to doubt that i consider my home to be a president who's against social rights who's trying to deconstruct the welfare state. he's clearly implementing policies for the rich because he's the president of the rich we want a president of a lawsuit a president who prioritizes the common interest. across or is ignition would be a deal parliaments job is to respond to the people's democracy unfortunately though in the national assembly where the majority are with a march the deputies follow orders like sheep but we are happy because there are deputies who represent the interests of the people and sort of their model is on the mark and i don't like him a lot but the problem is that if you want to make on to resign who are you going to put forward they go. so if you have
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a good candidate that's fine but resign and let's see what happens is that the grid of. corn wants pended book entitled to revolution in it he wrote about the quest to reinvent the french nation he's unpopular policies may just be doing that as the yellow this movement continues to gain traction problem is this was the revolution the president foresaw new wasn't it charlotte even ski r.t. paris. professor of political science at the catholic university of the vanity john laughland says the protest movement could spell the end from lack ron's presidency it's certainly the end of the dream that he liked to cultivate he made people dream things made people think and dream that change could take place without difficulty and that because he was a new person and
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a new party that everything would suddenly get better emanuel michael like his two predecessors has absolutely no new ideas he remains where did all the physical fail well for many decades in france high tax high spending. european policy relaxed a policy on immigration all the costs of these things add up and spending is out of control and so taxes keep going up higher and higher and people have had enough. and one french cake maker is providing some rather unexpected support to the yellow where fast movement or sell a bakery in north and france is making sure that the demonstrators get their just desserts. the students move in the wake of this movement by the french people and we wanted
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to support them in our own way through our dismal goods we took the bodies of a classic celebrity and transform. the sort of article yesterday in a local newspaper but i didn't know it was this bakery i came initially for a sandwich. journey is really christian and democratic party has just chosen and a crowd of current as its new leader after chancellor angela merkel stepped down from the role after eighteen years peter before us from berlin the new leader of germany's christian democratic union party will be under great. the former prime minister of the state of sol and she was going into this vote there already the
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general secretary of the party she was given that role essentially the papal blessing if you will from angola merkel the outgoing leader of the party that she ruled over for eighteen years. was very much the continuity candidate she is expected to continue to a certain extent the work that angela merkel was getting on with however that may cause some problems because as angela merkel was giving her farewell address to the party conference she pointed out the current state of the party in the state of politics in germany means it's a very polarized and difficult situation that the woman known as a k.-k. is walking into. fight it's a critical time for our country and for parties like ours the c.d.u. c.s.u. with the f.t. to the right of us and with the polarized societies one of the reasons that delegates may have decided that they wanted to go for only great crime karrenbauer
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is the fact that she does have this relationship with angela merkel who of course is going to be staying on as chancellor she stepped down as leader of the c.d.u. but you'll remain in germany's top job until the end of her term she says twenty twenty one and that may well be the main reason that she beat her contender in the runoff vote because chancellor merkel and mr maritz they have history that goes way back to when angler merkel took over the party in the early two thousand she essentially ousted him from his role within the within the christian democratic union so it's going to be a great time karen bauer who takes over just who is she and what's her outlook on things the preferred choice of mrs merkel is understood to be good at camp. known by her initials a k k and it lands assist with a small a pro european and a francophile she certain the already tight links with france when it comes to
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russia she is perhaps even more skeptical of the kremlin the chancellor merkel last week she called for russian ships coming from the sea to be barred from u.s. ports seeing blood in your food and hadn't been squeaks enough is on the valve. is fine if he thinks he will get away with it and if you are in the years done given through the ninety's response he will continue to push for this we have seen this in the recent years. those policies and those ideals that go to the votes that put her across the line one thousand and one delegates voted in hamburg and are going to convince five hundred seventeen of them that she was the woman for the job. lived maximillian craft politician and current alternative for germany nominee for the parliament to come into the program. first what do you make of a victory. i opened
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a bottle of champagne so for us it was the best choice the city you could do are because city year is two parties and one that has a conservative part of the just a competitor for if any and it has a very mainstream left liberal wing and with katie for every conservative in germany it is clear that the cd you want to become a pua left liberal party so did we don't have competition on the conservative side any more so today's choice will give new competition on the less liberal side of the political spectrum but it would give all the conservative part of germany forty or fifty that means say of evil probably come over twenty percent in the european election in may two thousand and eighteen my time do you think have policies will defend that much time markel know nothing. it will be as smooth
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as continuation and that's the point merkel has moved has shifted to christian democrats and their area very much to whatsoever. and there are many conservative minded people within the city you know and what and the people who voted for c.d.u. that had the silent hope that after a miracle sings would come back and so devoted c.d.u. all duty around not satisfied with merkel's policy. and for today's decision dos people know that there is no shift going to see you over continue the same style as merkel you are seeing and desa stats of fundamental change that today's election day brought and that means no one can still have to silent hope to deceive you becomes a conservative party so there is just one remaining conservative party in germany and that's. lost a competitor today. i think he will want to make
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a mark won't king so if there are going to be any changes what do you think they will be. she is a tractor for some parts invest in germany most which women and for boost people who today would agree. but she is not except acceptable for people in east germany and conservatives she wants to make her mark tidd did she told but mostly in issues like gender policy. she's quite heavily anti russian. and so on but in the most things she will just continue merkel's policy. that's what she's known for and we don't have any reason to believe that she will something else because if she do another policy at and she's known for she would not very authentic another trust groups and so we expect just a continuation of the only difference is that no one can hope that something
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changes to what's merkel and that's the opportunity for the right. ok maximillian craft on the sunni politician and current after a nominee for the parliament to talk in the program. a thank you very much. the u.k. is gearing up for one of the most crucial parliamentary votes in the country's modern history parliament confronted prime minister tracey made during a five day debate on whether to vote through the draft broke the deal on tuesday and there seems to be a mix of confusion panic and anticipation among the british public on the issue of teas and as the said jokingly takes a look. from a people's vote to a nation's headache it's a ticking time bomb with just days to go before it goes off which could potentially set in the u.k. into more chaos and uncertainty december eleventh will be make or break day for the british prime minister apparent it's guessing game about what outcomes are likely to follow have reached boiling point in the u.k.
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the house of commons will vote on whether or not to give a green light to the plan to rescind may has been pushing through like a cupcake through a keyhole the stakes are higher than ever days of fiery breck's a debate have been rocking parliament ahead of the meaningful vote the deal before us would make our country worse off our country would be better off remaining in the european union the next sitting on the basis of this deal i've got no stake in this government anymore is it time that the prime minister to responsibility responsibility for concealing the fungus it is a paint a tossed a pseudo brick shit the choice before parliament is clear this deal no deal or the risk of no bricks it. or tuesday's vote leads is anyone's guess it may suffer as a major defeat developments like heart brags that a no deal bracks it a vote of no confidence against the prime minister general election a second referendum and even no progs it at all are all being mulled over while the
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british public grows weary of the uncertainty but this is madness crews are still. cranking right know that the men in my group going to wait should be getting very messy sounds i was due to be i'm still nervous over the people that i'm sick to death of hearing about it have so fed up now you change the subject yes please give us a break i think you've been called a bit too much this is nothing that she'd been done as a solo specifically told to every single day move outside bricks effects people. often search for. they could get everybody figured out if i'm not sick of it very interesting. going to saturate but don't make it very clear vision to be very confusing though you know it's probably going on he just doesn't i don't know that i did. i think everything is. little bit uncertainty i don't think is expecting anyone here to do feel real good to go on forever when. he doesn't have
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a goal to go back to where i want to call it what people who should have got around to worry for before the birth of her. meanwhile words like chaos panic and meltdown all too common in newspaper headlines these days have been adding fuel to the fire as the u.k. reads tea leaves and bites its nails is this you sure can a party run to. the u.s. could be considering tearing up another arms treaty with russia the strategic arms reduction treaty known as start as the concern expressed by the russian foreign minister sergey lavrov. it's fish doing one gets the impression that the ground is being late for the eventual terminations of star three well earlier this week the number one diplomat in america said that russia has sixty days to stop breaking the rules of the intermediate range nuclear forces treaty the american side claims that
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russia has to get rid of one of its missiles with a range that's longer than the one allowed by the treaty i think the system. or change the system where it doesn't exceed the range all of this is about a missile with a name that only contains letters and numbers the nine m. seven two nine moscow has said many times that it's only been tested within the range of five hundred kilometers that's the i.m.f. red line however the american intelligence insists that its range is actually far greater than that well sir once again said that this is false and also added that washington's never show russia anything to prove their claims your most of the us has identified the second missile and claims that it was tested at a distance prohibited by the treaty which says that both the distance and the
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conditions of the test were in accordance with the treaty it has been said many times that europe will fall under the most serious risk if the i.n.f. treaty is abolished so the russian foreign minister believes that washington spark there is any europe should try and convince washington to start a dialogue with moscow on how to resolve this dispute no yes no new disproportional to it if some of our european counterparts are concerned they must influence their ally of the united states so that the american sit down with us and start to talk substantively instead of just throwing accusations at us across the ocean with that we are ready for such a conversation there is already concern at this. points that washington could use these allegations against russia as a pretext to ditch other treaties and we've heard previously from russian officials including lot of our putin they believe the american side first quits and then tries to explain why they did so. i'm now to michael if he has
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a fullness in the security policy analyst in the office of the sex of defense michael thanks for coming on to the program now do you think washington will indeed end the strategic arms reduction treaty. i think that they're pushing to do that the neo conservatives led by john bolton. does not like any of these arms control agreements and i think that he is trying increasingly to cut back on them and to make them in effective again is to show more of and american type of superiority and they're just using this missile as a latest excuse it took them awhile they come up with it and i think but i think that this is really more in terms of the neo conservative approach to do away with any arms control agreement the zero s. michael says it's not walking away from arms control but there are talks that
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american are leaving too on this control deals why do you think that taking those measures. because they're trying to push the they're trying to leverage russia the whole idea on this treaty is that it's only between the united states and russia it does not include countries such as china or iran or north korea and they which are countries which are building intermediate range missiles and the united states is forbidden from even building any of these missiles at this point and to be able to compete against the chinese and so it's really and more at the chinese you've got the europeans who are very very concerned about the abrogation of this treaty so even the germans are saying that it really would represent a very serious threat to europe if the if the treaty was abrogated yeah i mean what's your and we discussed this a lot but what's your opinion on the possibility of this meeting to rail on this race in the future well if it's if the treaty is if the u.s.
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pulls out of this treaty like they did the the iran nuclear agreement i think we're going to see some a dramatic arms arms race but defensive weapons could easily be turned into office of weapons europe europe will be the countries countries in europe will be the ones that will realize the most immediate effect because the united states will go off fence of and in terms of buildup and i think that we're going to be seeing this not only around europe but it could also happen even around the united states out of russia decides to to match the united states yeah it's a danger it's a dangerous precedent says that. well it's a very it's a very dangerous we're entering a very into a very critical dangerous period and it's all being instigated by the neo conservatives such as john bolton the war cabinet if you will that comprises john
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bolton. mike pompei o the two that basically first raised this entire issue so i think that we're we're in for even a more difficult time and it's all aimed at an anti russian narrative ok michael a phone a senior security policy analyst in the office of the secretary of defense thanks very much for coming on to the program. name the state department had not as his nominee for u.s. ambassador to the united nations the president said she's small and she's nice she's all of the things which make a good candidate. and they're now or will be nominated. you're going to work with the daily to. replace united they will be ambassador to the united nations very talented very hard very quick and i think she's going to be respected by also head there now or will be nominated for the ambassador to the united states so
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we've got heather nauert slated to replace nikki haley nikki haley trump's ambassador to the united nations is stepping down now heather nauert has been at the state department and it was highlighted when she was confirmed for that position as the spokesperson for the state department that she had no previous foreign policy experience now she's been holding that post for a little while here some of the highlights of heather nauert at the u.s. state department briefings i don't know if you all are working for r.t. today or what but i remember to get a monitor so i go i can be funny to manage my. high points. my children are in the back today so i haven't started school just. so if you see a couple little wild wild man good to see you know you are getting ready for thanksgiving. yes no ok they're small to take in the united states it was.
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sent a different direction so i had to say that they are you take out iran from russian i'm going to leave me here yeah ok ok enough said and i'll move on. which is when you get it figured out they're not. a fish because of the russian government they're just asking a question about me oh really ok if you give me the grease as they go through my book because this is a pretty meaty book. it's like and. now the trumpet ministration has taken a strong stand regarding issues related to the you know we've seen the usa withdraw from the human rights council as well as unesco we've also seen the united states accuse the un of being biased against the usa and against israel at this point it is expected that heather nauert will continue those policies no big shift is expected with the new ambassadorship now it's also interesting to note the trouble announced another key appointment and that was the announcement of mr william barr
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to replace jeff sessions as the u.s. attorney general now william barr was previously u.s. attorney general has held that post before what's most interesting is that william barr has expressed confidence in special counsel robert muller who is carrying out the investigation into alleged collusion between the trumpet ministration and russia it appears that william barr has called for a what he says is a more balanced investigation team regarding that effort so both of these appointments will have to be confirmed by the u.s. senate and as we saw with kavanagh in the supreme court confirmation hearings in the era of trump the confirmation hearings aren't always as smooth as some would expect. and putin has been. the greek prime minister today in moscow the tolls with alexis to prosper to attend summer between the two countries when greece expelled two russian diplomats allegations of undermining national security at medina caution of the details despite the diplomatic fallout between the two
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countries in the summer when greece expelled to several russian diplomats this friday's talks and the kremlin prove that the relations between the two countries are in good shape both leaders touch to fill in a number of issues including economic and energy call peroration a greek prime minister. the country believes that any international security discussion is not possible without russia. and vladimir putin said that with economic situation in greece now stabb realizing more russian companies will invest now the topic of diplomatic strains there was also touched upon here the greek prime minister stressed that his country will not fold under the impact of a third party so when it comes to international spats and he brought up the script . as an example.


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