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is that i did it the differences we have between the two will be an option. starting with the best students across france taking to the streets over education reforms it follows weeks of protests against fuel price increases which forced a government new turn. the end of an era for germany's ruling christian democrats
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as anglo merkel is replaced at the helm by an equipped current known as k.k. . and has to reserve made battles for her dr brown's 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 actually been done over the last of the second now so discussion about we'll be trying to go. absolutely. you know we're not told anything but what the prime minister oh we'll go to morrow but i don't believe our. search and rescue ship the aquarius which has saved thousands of migrants from the mediterranean has announced its ceasing operations we talked to the project's coordinator. your.
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politicians are seeking music creating this into a discussion about migration and it is most certainly not a discussion about for gratian is a discussion about rescue at sea. it's eleven o'clock here in moscow and you're watching r t international line from our studio 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 schools to close in a number of cities the demonstrations turned file and. meanwhile
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french m.p.'s have slammed as unacceptable 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 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 l a vast 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 euros since the start of the demonstrations and the government has since backed down
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promising to scrapped 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. does a pharmacy 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 week weeks of protests have taken their toll on the authority of president like wrong along with his ratings challenged defense reports another day another protest in france.
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by the governments you turn on a few taxwise 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. i will humbly serve our people. the. defrosters a frenchman and french women who feel forgotten would be better protected. 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 news tongue and perceived arrogance he told army generals if you were to shift. speech over spending cuts the head of the
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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 about it 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 the markhor 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 for the poor a lawsuit a president who prioritizes the common interest. across was a commission would be
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a deal parliaments job is to respond to the people's demands and fortunately though the national assembly where the majority are with a march the deputies follow orders like sheep but we are happy because there are the. peters who represent the interests of the people who answer to the. market and i don't like him a lot but the problem is that if you want to make known to resign who are you going to put forward they gives them so if you have a good candidate that's fine but resign and see what happens is that their grades of. corn want spend their 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. wasn't it charlotte even ski r.t.
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paris professor of political science at the catholic university of havana john laughland says the protest movement occurred spell the end 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 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 unexpected
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support to the yellow vest movement the all sol a bakery in northern france is making sure that the demonstrators get their just desserts. in the wake of this movement by the french people we wanted to support them in our only way to riches no goods we took the bodies 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. is.
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germany's willing christian democratic party has just chosen and the crowd cram karrenbauer as its new leader chancellor angela merkel stepped down from the role after eighteen years peter reports from berlin. the new leader of germany's christian democratic union party will be under great hour the former prime minister of the state of silent 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 angola merkel the outgoing leader of the party that she ruled over for eighteen years. current power 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
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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. it's the 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 in fast and with a polarized society one of the reasons that delegates may have decided that they wanted to go for only great 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 essentially ousted him from his role within the within the christian democratic
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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 a 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 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 saying let them eat food hasn't been squeaks. is on the valve. as far as he thinks he will get to play with and if you win 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
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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. a million cry form a cd politician and current alternative a genuinely for the parliament thinks the christian democrats choice of leader eliminates as a right wing bible to his party. for every conservative generally it is clear to see the you want to become you are left liberal party but it will give all the conservatives all of germany full. of evil probably come over twenty percent in the european election in may two thousand and two to see that you will continue the same style as merkel and their steps to fundamental change that today's election day brought. no one can still have to silent hope to see comes
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a conservative party so there is just one remaining conservative party in germany and. at last a competitor to. the search and rescue ship the aquarius which has saved thousands of migrants from the mediterranean has announced its ceasing operations doctors without borders which runs the mission claimed a pressure from european countries initiated by italy the charity said rome had sabotaged its efforts to save lives for the last two months the ship has been confined to port in france following allegations about the little italian government accuses those behind the mission of running a taxi to the talon ports by carrying people on the ship here's a recap of what happened.
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it's a strategic response to the situation with aquarius is proof of a cynicism and a lack of responsibility on behalf of the italian governments we're faced with this dramatic humanitarian disaster. my duty is to defend the borders of this country was built to not become a refugee camp it is only those have the right to enter it's legal entity there are other ports they can go to spain france malta and the netherlands. according to the international organization for migration already this year more than two thousand people have died or gone missing trying to reach europe via the mediterranean i discussed the issue with the aquarius project coordinator dr tom de kock. in the last three months we've had our flag stripped twice. once expressed lee from italian 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 the vulnerable who are at 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 are having from the european union has something called k s which is a comprehensive european asylum system. at present there is something called the dublin regulation that dictates that every order 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 a migration crisis european commission is admitted it's as much. to create fear. the one hundred thousand people crossing the mediterranean is a drop of very very small drop in the bucket. of population and with the the ultimate point here is that what what. italian and. and other european politicians are seeking is of creating this into a discussion about migration and it is most certainly not a discussion about migration is a discussion about rescue at sea. u.k. is gearing up for one of the most crucial parliamentary votes in the country's
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modern history parliament confronted prime minister tries to make joining a five day debate on whether to vote through the draft day long queues day and there seems to be a mix of confusion panic and anticipation among the british public on the issue artie's honesty a choker takes a look bricks it through 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 a 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 resume a 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
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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 chilling the facts it is a paint a plaster 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 the heart brags that a no deal bracks it a vote of no confidence against the prime minister general election a second referendum and. no brags that all are all being mulled over while the british public grows weary of the uncertainty but this is madness crews are still. great she writes you know they remember not really going to wait should do is getting very messy sounds i was due to be i'm still nervous over the belief that
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i'm sick to death of hearing about it i have so fed up now yet 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 specifically told to every single day full of woodside bricks of bricks he put them off a six foot six or did what he could out of it i'm not sick of it very interesting they're. going to saturation but to make it very clear they seem to be very confusing nobody knows quite which going on he just says i don't know what i did do until i think everything is. a little bit of uncertainty i don't think it's affecting anyone yet who does it feel real good to go on forever i've been a terrible does it have been told to go back to square one probably was people who should have got her on straight or were you sort of for the birds which are. meanwhile words like chaos panic and meltdown all too common in newspaper headlines
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these days have been adding fuel to the fire as the u.k. reads tea leaves and bites its mails and stacy churkin out party fund. could be considering and tearing up another arms treaty with russia the strategic arms reduction treaty known as start the concern expressed by the russian foreign minister lavrov. 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 is about a missile with a name that only contains letters and numbers the nine m.
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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. once again said that this is false and also added that washington's never shown 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 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
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a dialogue with moscow on how to resolve this dispute no use nine years for according to if some of our european counterparts are concerned they must influence their ally of the united states so that's the american sit down with us and start to talk substantively instead of just throwing accusations at us across the ocean with the we are ready for such a conversation there is already concern at this point 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. 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 ineffective again is to show more of an an american type of superiority and they're just using this missile
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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 arm arms race defensive weapons could easily be turned off and so weapons countries in europe would be the ones that will realize the most immediate effect because the united states will go off pencil and in terms of a buildup. has named the state department's haven't as his nominee for u.s. ambassador to the united nations the president said she's small and she's nice and she's all other things which make a good candidate head there now or will be nominated. to go work with the daily to. replace united they will be ambassador to the united nations very talented very smart very quick and i think she's going to be respected by also
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head there now or will be nominated for the ambassador 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 now it has been at the state department and it was highlighted when she was confirmed for that position as the spokesperson for the state department the 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 your own words are today or what but i remember you know my agreement to go i could be twenty two man at the time. i pointed. my children are in the back today haven't started school just yet so if you see a couple little wild wild man get 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 to different directions so i had to say that they are you take out iran from russia and i'm going to leave you yeah ok ok enough said then 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 really ok if you give me the grease as they go through my book because this is a pretty meaty book. now the trumpet ministration has taken a strong stand regarding issues related to the u. we've seen the usa withdraw from the human rights council as well as unesco we've also seen the united states accuse the of us out 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
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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 william barr was previously u.s. attorney general he's 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 said. this is a more balanced investigation team are regarding that effort so both of these appointments will have to be confirmed by the u.s. senate and as we saw with cavanagh in the supreme court confirmation hearings in the era of trump the confirmation hearings aren't always as smooth as some would expect. international attention is on the opec group of producing countries as they meet in the austrian capital vienna and that they have agreed to a cut in production all produces hope that opec summit will stabilize plummeting
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prices it was agreed to cut production by one point two million barrels a day effective a half a year iran venezuela and libya will be exempt from the cuts we had for instance will cut half a million barrels per day economist and founder of the center of american strategic studies come albus need to leave such a reduction is crucial not just for saudi arabia but for many other opec members too. in light of the huge drop. in the past three months we had like. we have a huge drug dramatically the request of the american administration all these countries need their crash and they need their cars to balance their budget some of them knew more than others for this for instance the saudis need need like. oil prices at eighty eight to balance the budget when russia needed fifty three dollars to balance the budget burns well known even to one hundred four they all
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run the risk of having a huge deficit if they don't come to an agreement on obviously this agreement maybe for this for the outlook for oil in the short term but you have to see how much pressure the american world but. specially and to. another country to persuade them not to. carry on with this agreement. the price of brant all jumped five percent on the news the opec meeting followed a thirty percent slide in oil prices in just two months one of the worst falls since the two thousand and eight financial crisis international economist octomom to solomon outlined what was behind the price drop and what to expect from the oil market in the near future. your. bra is over or you reach eighty seven delegates.

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