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join me every thursday on the knowledge so i'm unsure when i'll be speaking to us of the world of politics. i'm sure i'll see you then. subscribe to real people also get a few calls in for just twelve euros fifty per month. oh my. god i'm. standing with the best students across france taking to the street so that education reforms follows weeks of protests against fuel price increases which forced
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a government new term. the end of an era for germany's ruling christian democrats as angle of a call is replaced by an infrared crime karrenbauer known as a k k. and is to reason many battles for her draft rights a 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 i haven't heard the last of the source of the discussion about we'll be trying to go look at the mess. actually. i don't believe. the search and rescue ship aquarius which has saved thousands of migrants from the mediterranean has announced its seizing operations we talked to the project's coordinator. european politicians are seeking. it's a creating this into
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a discussion about migration and it is most certainly not a discussion about migration is a discussion about rescue at sea. it's midnight here in moscow and you're watching r.t. international live from our studio with me in india today welcome to the program. students across france are protesting against the government's education reforms forcing more than one hundred fifty schools to close in a number of cities the demonstrations turned violent.
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meanwhile french m.p.'s have slammed as unacceptable and humiliating the police treatment of student protesters on thursday after a video emerged of detained students in the suburbs of paris being forced on to their knees. france's education minister condemned the footage though adding that the context of the protests must be taken into account the country has seen some of the worst violence in half a century with demonstrators rallying for weeks now more protests are planned for this weekend the yellow vest rise have seen three deaths and hundreds of injuries and 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 and the government has since backed down
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promising to scrap its proposed fuel tax however is 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. because of what is 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 offices 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 their toll on the authority of president like ron along with his writings. reports. another day another protest in france. by the governments you turn on
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a few tax rice 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 a vote 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 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. or will be free
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companies will be supported an initiative will be encouraged he. was that was a. gamble i'm i will humbly serve our people was. the fosters a frenchman and french were. men who feel forgotten be better protected. so what's caused the collapse as well as implementing a vast range of unpopular reforms that have led to him being labeled the president of the rich he's also known for his loose tongue and perceived arrogance he told army generals just. after a dispute over spending cuts the head of the french armed forces soon quit and he
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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 about is 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 have intensified it with truckers farmers earn students now taking their concerns to the streets protesters here are calling for a makeover to resign was you of course you doubt i consider my comment 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
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a good nation would be a deal more power means jobs to respond to the people's democracy unfortunately though the national assembly where the majority are with a march the deputies follow orders like sheep but we're happy because there are a deputies who represent the interests of the people. of the amount of food on the market and i don't like him a lot but the problem is that if you want american to resign who are you going to put forward against them so. if you have a good candidate that's fine but resign. 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 vests movement continues to gain traction problem is this was the revolution the president foresaw. wasn't it charlotte even ski r.t.
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paris. professor of political science at catholic university of the john laughland says the protest movement can spell the end for micron's presidency it's certainly the end of the dream that he liked to cultivate he made people dream or think made people think and dream that change could take place without difficulty and that because he was new and a new person and a new party that everything would suddenly get better emmanuelle michael like his two predecessors has absolutely no new ideas he remains where did the policies that have failed well for many decades in france high tax high spending. european policy relaxed 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 than expected
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support to the best movement the bakery in northern france is making sure the demonstrators get their just desserts. just to to move move in the wake of this movement by the french people and we wanted to support them in our own way through our tis no goods we took the base of a classic celebrity and transformed. the sort of article yesterday in a local newspaper but i didn't know it was this bakery i came initially for a sandwich.
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germany's reading christian democratic party has just chosen an accredited crime of count as its new leader chancellor angela merkel stepped down from the ballot after eighteen years peter reports from banning. 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 they're already the general secretary of the party she was given that role essentially the papal blessing if you will from the outgoing leader of the party that she ruled over for eighteen years. was deemed very much the continuity candidate she is expected to continue to a certain extent the work that angle of merkel was getting on with however that may cause some problems because as angela merkel was giving her farewell address to the
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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. right 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 a polarized society one of the reasons that delegates may have decided that they wanted to go for crime karrenbauer is the fact that she does have this relationship with angela merkel who of course is going to be staying on as chancellor as 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 angela merkel took over the party in the early two thousand she
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essentially ousted him from his role within the within the christian democratic union so it's going to be a great time karrenbauer who takes over just who is she and what's her outlook on things the preferred choice of mrs merkel is understood to be an internet 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 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. and ports seeing flooding near putin hasn't been squeaks enough. as far as he thinks he will get away with. the years done given through united's response she will continue to push for we have seen this in the recent years. those
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policies and those ideals that got her 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. reich's a million cry for masood you politician and current alternative for germany nominee for the e.u. parliament thinks the christian democrats choice of lead to eliminates it as a right wing rival to his party. ha cheek for every conservative in germany it is clear to see you wants to become a push you are left liberal party but it will give all the conservative support of germany for the a.f.p. that means you have been will probably come over twenty percent in the european election in may two thousand and team to see that you will continue the same style as merkel. yes the steps to fundamental change that today's election day brought on the days that means no one can still have to silent to deceive you comes back
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a conservative party so there is just one remaining conservative party in germany and. at last a competitor today. the search and rescue ship the aquarius which has saved thousands of migrants from the mediterranean has announced and seizing operations doctors without borders which runs the mission plan pressure from european countries initiated by italy the charity said roma had sabotaged its efforts to save lives for the last two months the ship has been confined to port in france following allegations have brought the law italian government accuses those behind the mission of running a taxi service to italian ports by carrying people on the ship here's a recap of what happened.
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it's ridiculous response to the situation with aquarius is proof of a bold moves cynicism and a lack of responsibility on behalf of the italian governments when faced with this dramatic humanitarian disaster. my duty is to defend the borders of this country which cannot become a refugee camp only those who have the right to enter it's legal and it's there on the porch they can go see it in spain. small's and in the know. according to the international organization for migration already this year well than two thousand people have died. trying to make sure apply that to training and i discussed the issue with the inquiries project coordinator talked to tom de kock. in the last three months we've had our flag strips twice. once expressed lee from a time pressure to the panamanian maritime authority most recently we've had a trumped up. waste profiteering legal process started in
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catania sicily and it's part of a longer two year smear campaign not just of ourselves but of the whole search and rescue. community if you'd like to refer to it as such all of it attempting to switch the focus onto us away from. who are present drowning at sea you know from the italian perspective they're trying to control illegal migration to europe that's the perspective they're putting so how are they going to avoid returning these migrants back to libya and the other countries that they're travelling from the european union has something called chaos which is a comprehensive european the asylum system. at present there is something called the dublin regulation that dictates that every border nation is responsible for everybody who arrives there the preamble to creating madness that border states
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take their. migration very seriously consequently it is left room for populist and right wing politicians to create and stoke fear and use what is arguably not of migration crisis european commission as admitted it's as much. to create fear. the one hundred thousand people crossing the mediterranean is a drop is a very very small drop in the bucket. population and with the the ultimate point here is that what what. it telling him and other european politicians are seeking is creating this into a discussion about migration and it is most certainly not a discussion about migration is a discussion about rescue at sea. is giving up for one of the most
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crucial parliamentary votes in the country's modern history parliament confronted prime minister theresa may during a five day debate on whether to vote through the trough regs that deal on tuesday but there seems to be a mix of confusion panic and suppression among the parties public on the issue and this to say it takes a. brick said 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 its guessing game about what outcomes are likely to follow have reached a boiling point in the u.k. the house of commons will vote on whether or not to give a green light to the plan to reset 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
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us would make our country worse 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 or 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 new deal bracks it a vote of no confidence against the prime minister general election a second referendum and even no progress it at all are all being mulled over while the british public grows weary of the uncertainty but this is madness crews are still. right know that in this budget going to wait should do is getting very messy
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sons i was doing today i'm still nervous over the people that have i'm sick to death of hearing about it i've seen fed up now yes we change the subject yes please give us a break i think you've been covered a bit too much because there's nothing actually been done as a solo just basically told to you every single day over time bricks of bricks people. coughing. search for everybody to get out of this i'm not sick of the very interesting they're. going to go to make it very clear they seem to be very confused if he knows he knows politics going on he just doesn't i don't know what i did in jail i think everything is. a little bit uncertainty i don't think it's affecting anyone yet he does it feel real good to go on forever i've been a terrible because it has been told to go back to square one probably was people who should have got their arm straight or were you sort of for the birth of your. meanwhile words like chaos panic and milk down all too common in newspaper
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headlines these days have been adding fuel to the fire as the u.k. reads tea leaves and bites its nails and stacey churkin out party one to. the u.s. could be considering tearing up another arms treaty with russia the strategic arms reduction treaty known as start was the concern expressed by the russian foreign minister sergey lavrov. so that's 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 russia has to get rid of one of its missiles with a range that's longer than the one allowed by the treaty i.v. reduce system. or change the system where it doesn't exceed the range all of this
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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 shown russia anything to prove their claims you know the u.s. has identified a certain missile and claims that it was tested at a distance prohibited by the treaty which says that both the distance and the 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
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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 we are ready for such a conversation there is already concern at. this point is that washington could use these allegations against russia as a pretext to ditch other treaties and we've heard previously from russian officials including a lot of our putin they believe the american side first quits and then tries to explain why they did so. 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
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more than an american type of superiority and they're just using this missile as a latest excuse if the us pulls out of this treaty like they did the the iran nuclear agreement i think we're going to see some dramatic arms arms race defensive weapons could easily be turned into often so weapons countries in europe will be the ones that will realize the most immediate effect because the united states will go off and in terms of a buildup. has named the state department have a nominee for u.s. ambassador to the united nations the president said she's smart she's nice she's all other things which make a good candidate. heather nauert will be nominated. you go work with nikki haley to. replace vicki at united they will be ambassador to the united nations very talented very far very quick and i think she's going to be respected
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by also head there now or will be nominated for the embassador to the united states so 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's some of the highlights of heather nauert at the u.s. state department briefings i don't know if you all are working for today or what but i am. going to monitor it so i can be funny to you man come on. my boy and. my children are in the back today haven't started school just yet so if you see a couple little wild wild man you're going to see you know you're getting ready for thanksgiving. yes no ok they're small to take in the united states it's mostly
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styles sent to different directions so i had to say that they are you take out your hand from russia and i'm going to leave it here yeah ok ok enough said then i'll move on. which is when he hit it veered out of there not. a fish because of the russian government they're just asking a question about oh really ok if you all will give me the grace as they go through my book here because this is a pretty meaty book. it's taken. now the trumpet ministration has taken a strong stand regarding issues related to the you know we've seen the usa withdraw from these. when 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
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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 to replace jeff sessions as the u.s. attorney general now we have bar was previously a u.s. attorney general is 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. president putin has been hosting the greek prime minister today in moscow the told with alexis tsipras attend some of between the two countries when greece
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expelled two question diplomats and the allegations of undermining national security. caution about the details. despite the diplomatic fallout between the two countries in the summer when greece expelled to several russian diplomats this friday. and the kremlin prove that the relations between the two countries are in good shape both leaders touched upon 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 in full of the and of lattimer putin said that with economic situation in greece now stab realizing more russian companies will invest now the topic of diplomatic strains there was also touched upon i hear 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
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case as an example as saying that only greece decided not to support the e.u. initiative for to expel russian diplomats over the case and now the press conference and a rather a positive note when a russian journalist asked mr tsipras why he did not keep up his promise to put on the time i have his party wins parliamentary elections and be a greek dad gets resolved and here was the prime minister that. we were. already put on. quickly. around the neck of the greek people and i think this symbolism is very important for mr putin gives me such a gift to the next meeting where it's. good. all in all judging by the states.


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