please. this hour's headlines stories italy hosts a peace conference in. conflict. with the country's reserves. for the. resources. polish nationalists marched through warsaw to celebrate the one hundredth. an independent state their joint for the first time by the nation's president. george this state prison service to consider if a woman can be held in an all female facility the issue of the debate.
place it's all well everyone should be safe but that doesn't mean this show privileges should be granted to people who claim that they're transgender it's not a preference for treatment it's about keeping these people alive and that is actually in the interest of these prison systems. one minute past ten am here in moscow this monday november the twelfth a warm welcome to our to international my names you know neal our top story italy is hosting an international conference on libya this monday the aim to end the conflict in the country that's been dragging on since the sting of colonel gadhafi back in twenty eleven. also being trying to establish itself as a regional peacemaker. explains there could be on the tear your motive behind all
the apartment good intentions. 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 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 it's a commitment on the basis of this process to fully and safely get their sovereignty back to the libyan people and allow them to express it on this date but it's only for one doesn't want elections premature and they think conditions aren't right they say and france france once something else they fear my fear is that someone for economic motives and selfish national interest is putting the security of north africa at risk and result of europe as a whole i'm thinking of someone who waged a war that should have been waged someone who said election days without discussing it with allies with united nations were indeed with the libyan people move over mad calling you tried and your summit failed room is hosting its own get together for peace but rumors say general haftar may be too busy to attend what with
storming the capital and all trip. must be liberated and will not remain in the wrong hands the armed forces will act after making proper assessments we will move on tripoli at the proper time why is tripoli so important you might ask legitimacy it's the capital and the government that currently controls it is the un recognized one general have tub controls half the country much of the oil but he by international law can't sell it only the recognized government can he needs the capital and make no mistake the libyans understand well what the europeans are up to and why they're backing different sides. of course there is negative intervention from some countries which we've mentioned during several meetings and international forums this needs to be taken into account and this should be enslaved nation of the international position towards libya and the
direction of libya so that we can overcome this crisis. libya has the largest proven oil reserves in africa and italy france want as much as they can get italian or oil giant any recently purchased a large part of b.p.'s oil and gas license with the aim of increasing exploration french rival totalis has also been buying up drilling rights eager to get the pumps going this is a competition with billions at stake b.p. is the largest producer was the largest producer of oil. and not only that but it's boy it's highly prized because of its. technical quality is its so-called sweet low sulfur oil so it's highly priced and it's refining is easier than some of the other stuff or other person at least so everybody wants
a problem is the. area. that's. not to be too cynical that's what the europeans are most concerned about originally they were back in tripoli just stability doesn't recognize the united nations. but increasingly the europeans are getting very frightened. strife in libya will further cut off their own supplies especially the prospect more saying. 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.
or what's the feeling like in libya itself we spoke to people in the nation's capital tripoli who expressed their skepticism that a positive outcome from the meeting would be achieved. now you know i wish i believe in what 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 conference there is nothing new happening the right solution is not wishful thinking but real and concrete were more than one who puts all the parties to bloom a conference to reach a solution because the people who suffered enough as you can see may god guide them and bliss of going through it. 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. a sea of red in warsaw as the polish capital marked independence day with
a nationalist march two hundred and fifty thousand people gathered on sunday with some chanting a white catholic poland and decrying america's quote empire of evil the country's president and government officials where there are two alongside far right groups. or polish flag banners were draped on streaks across squares it's also been reported that a number of neo nazi symbols were spotted and an e.u. flag burned there was a large police presence watching over the march which took place at the same time as a state military parade the government's decision to march alongside far right nationalists has been widely criticized. jewish philosopher professor from the hebrew university
in jerusalem to lift the migrant issue is leading to a rise of nationalist sentiment in europe. the polish government decided to actually embrace the. tendencies and and ideologies of the past because. the fear from the immigration creates a bias a political bias and a political agenda to bring. into a defensive approach towards the entire matter of immigrants threats from the past are becoming the reality of the present and rising again but we must pay attention to the fact that today we have more reasons not only understood me to them but also what is going on with the european approach to the to the borders the questions and to the immigration question. a u.s.
federal judge has ordered prison officials in illinois to reconsider a transgender woman's the night request to be moved to a women's prison it comes after the inmate took legal action against the state's correctional department claiming that she's treated like a sex slave in men's facilities twenty six year old dion strawberry is currently serving a ten year sentence for burglary she said she's faced sexual abuse in all four of the men's prisons that she's been held in compton has had her previous requests for transferred to and argues that she would be safer in a women's prison her lawyer has praised the federal judge's intervention. this is an important step not only for school but in general for transgender women in prison across the nation well the department of corrections which is responsible for they supervision of inmates a set makes every possible effort to safeguard vulnerable prisoners. the illinois
department of corrections maintains a strict a zero tolerance policy towards all forms of sexual abuse and sexual harassment the department carefully considers housing assignments and the unique needs of offenders who identify as transgender. or we discuss the u.s. prisons policy towards transgender people with rights activists anthony rogers right the political commentator steve malzberg. 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 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 and 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 free marketing about personality people twenty people how much money do you want to spend how many special provisions you want to make in a system that probably doesn't have enough money in the first place for twenty people you need to keep everybody say if but you can start making special provisions to anybody who says that they feel like 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 a 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 to i haven't seen a lot of the letter that you're talking about what up an 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 present men and men in male prison is 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 and 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 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 anyway and use continues in ninety seconds time.
sixteen minutes into the program welcome back vladimir putin were among the heads of states attending world war one commemorations in part this sunday while the two didn't have an actual meeting they still managed to grab headlines for what was described as over friendly body language hawkins discussed the reaction with our team erica host scott female shoes. this time there actually being a very tightlipped in fact this weekend that was something very uncharacteristic of a trumpet mr skinner top of it is that we didn't have a lot of details we didn't have a behind the scenes being leaked out to the two new york times the washington post which it makes me think that possibly the leaks might have been locked down more importantly we're talking about such serious issues that even those who might have legal capacity rely on things to not in the best interest of either country or any
of the parties involved in its observations of course there was a lot of media speculation on both sides from the american and russian side and in the end the believe the presidential aide you do should call said the reason why it didn't go ahead was pretty much out of respect for the french so i don't quite adamant they didn't want this to happen probably probably a good idea as we discussed i think it's a good idea but i think it's not only just out of respect for the french who are your host i think more important out of respect for the reason why they were here to honor the veterans across the world international they gave their lives up for world war one and all the conflicts going on i think it actually had been very inappropriate for president putin president to talk to me together and i think they actually showed very good respect for each other more probably the soldiers that were being honored this weekend by choosing not to take the attention away from them. they were there to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the end of world war one so it does make sense that they were going to postpone that meeting since they'll have another opportunity very shortly but the world is in
a serious situation now and we need to be speaking to each other country after country conducting the largest military exercises the largest war games in decades how this should not be forgotten the broader context is that the world is rapidly sliding into war again so the lessons of the commemoration of world war one that cast you for that horrific war which tens of millions of people died which upset the international order which paves the way to even more terrible. things that were going to come we have to learn the lessons the problem is that our leaders don't learn the lessons of history. well ahead of armistice day donald trump criticized president over his proposal to create a european army calling it insulting however in part as they glossed over any differences and agreed on more defense spend for europe r t france i asked him are putin for his view on. alternative military forces or
not a new idea president micron has simply revived it europe is a large powerful economic unit and obviously it seeks independence and sovereignty in terms of defense and security i see it as a positive process in terms of strengthening the multipolar world. president putin also spoke to us about the pressure various media are facing these things. because . we have always heard from our western partners that one of the main principles of democracy is freedom of information creating lists and special counsel switch decide which media is bad and which is good this is not acceptable this has nothing to do with democracy. to his american counterpart and it is rare if a donald trump visit abroad occurs without protest was no exception.
a site familiar to londoners here a giant balloon depicting trump as a baby was seen flying over the french capital this time protesters slammed his immigration and foreign policies and said they were growing weary of the u.s. president. disgrace to america and we think that time does not represent the american people is a professional he's not somebody that i would look up to in any shape or form you know and i just think you know he's putting america he's not a french issue is a global issue and that's why we're here protesting he's not welcome here he's not welcome anywhere obviously there are lots of other problems in the world and one of the things that's upsetting me about trump is that he's distracting us from these other issues. the united nations is warning of the rising death toll from an
ebola outbreak in the democratic republic of congo the disease which causes internal bleeding spreads rapidly has already taken two hundred lives in a matter of months officials say it is the worst outbreak in the country's history according to the health ministry a vaccination program has so far in around twenty five thousand people since the outbreak began in august doctors say more lives could be saved if medical teams did not face direct threats to their lives from armed groups active in the region and he looks now at how the mineral rich country is coping with the disease amid violent instability. your new cellphone a necklace you just bought and a bowl of you might have forgotten the name of that deadly disease but there could be a connection between the three i'll explain in a sec this is the democratic republic of congo in the heart of africa that's where you find a lot of the pricey resources that the high tech and jewelry industries are after
but who's in control of all that the legal it's the action of me little's shot of cool and wildlife is school violence in a number of regions in the democratic republic of congo it is generated almost a billion dollars in revenue for rebels and criminal groups the country's politics has been a violent man. yes for over twenty years nowadays a new a bowl outbreak is making things worse for locals in only a few months it took the lives of almost two hundred people the health ministry says they've never had to deal with outbreaks of that scale and with armed thugs running the show in parts of the republic doctors are losing confidence in their own efforts i do think this is one of the challenges we'll have to see whether we're able to contain control and the car now break within the current security situation after all even the brave us doctors don't want to risk their lives when they're under constant threat of being taken out at times it's just physically
impossible to reach the affected areas on a harmed if we just look at the figures this is belgian research center on the tremendous effort to map mining sites as well as our presence and in their most recent report date i didn't find more than two talents mind insights in eastern alone. which gould being the most important ones when they found it over eighty percent of my mix were going gold and so gold is it's more difficult to control and about sixteen percent of the miners were in three teen mines and then about whole of these miners were in regulated treaty mind so so three eighteen months covered by that it's keep program so that it could survive an idea about the magnitude of the sector and some of the proportionally very small that's covered by international regulatory initiatives but as we've heard from the u.n.
top man business means money does find its way into the fighters hands well back in two thousand and ten in america this law came into being and businesses were obliged to tell us if their products contained so-called conflict minerals from the democratic republic of cause. go reputation risks are to joke it comes out in a number of reports that are highlighted with the press on the companies that are doing little or no activity at all there is some companies that used to report that are no longer reporting and so there is also reputational risk for them to be seen as laggards and not doing enough to ensure that they are not fueling any of the conflict in the d.r. if we put bureaucracy nuts and bolts of saud in april last year the legislation was basically suspended while some companies have kept playing by the old rules others
could have found a handy loophole for themselves regardless of the big name brands and the manufacturers and the companies that i would buy a cell phone or a computer or a car from i do have influence there are those some of the richest companies in the world and they have the ability to work with their suppliers and work through their supply chain and have that assurance that they're not causing any death or destruction are violence against people you know or the planet. life from r t h q in moscow this is r.t. international be bach off the top of the hour with more world news they train for more great programs right.
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democracy and doesn't run khan's nuclear pakistan continues i.m.f. negotiations with the look east or west plus what did yesterday's remembered sunday sermon you really mean hip hop artist and activist low key on the demise of nato power amidst the hundred year anniversary of a mr de posable coming up in today's going on the ground the first time with david miller of lobbyist investigated spin watch david thanks so much for go. well being a legal activity here in britain what's in your new report concerning the united arab emirates when we look at the loping in this country which really starts as a result of the arab spring where the moving slowly perhaps towards democracy and we see the arab spring which promises democracy and they don't like it so they decide that they're going to set a face against them to try and undermine the possibility of democracy in their country or they would say standing up for you a traditions and people will know the u.a.e. is a dubai is a tourist destination and so they spent a lot of stars but a lot of money particular in this country to try and marginalize the opposition and
that country and also in this country so they try to pressurize the british government for example to investigate the muslim brothers and british government exceeded to that amount they pressured them in particular by threatening to withhold b.p. contracts threatening possibility of three billion be a systems contract so there was a lot of arm twisting and. bribery essentially and i know this is not standard lobbying i guess but this is what they did in order to get their political demands and the political among the particular to encourage the idea that the muslim brotherhood is a threat to democracy everywhere that it's a terrorist organization which is plainly absurd to in terms of the party it should say one should say. of course it was worded in this day. and so there was an attempt then to time marginalize to that encourage a whole lot of essentially islamophobia ideas about the role of muslims in public
life try to marginalize muslims in public life but the thing that shocked me the most and i'm kind of used to that neo conservative being islamophobia but then we turn it turns out that quite a lot of this is actually being pushed by the united arab emirates in a way which anyway it's the israeli lobby in the same kind of tactics not surely in the end we discovered the same thing time to be. employed by the us funded by the zionist movement by the israel people in this country and in others they denies any idea any accusation of bribery i'm sure they probably say carrot and stick but you also have e-mails in this report suggesting that the chair of the u.k. foreign affairs select committee old friend of this quoting now a treasury official they were talking it well the they targeted the whole range of political movers and shakers yes in parliament the foreign affairs committee yes and the conservative middle east which is funded largely by.