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mothers still search for grown children, well hope for the best parents. paris sees a new wave of civil unrest as the french government pushes for lower, making it a criminal offense to publish images of police, a correspondent with top of the chaos. we also spoke to simply chucked out by the police, my cameraman, who robbed by offices while he was building while we were trying to do an interview on the street. here military inquiry uncovers a series of horrific killings by the country's forces in afghanistan. dozens of
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civilians all believed to have been tortured and working hard to keep you in the loop. this is all attempts, national banks for choosing us this sunday. very good to have you with us. well, to start us off this hour with a french bill intended to protect the police has sparked outrage a week and several days of rioting and paris. the new criminalizes, the filming of offices, if it starts with malicious intent, it's been pos by the national assembly and one later go up to the senate for approval.
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holderness. as you can see, police vehicles are moving down and pushing the protesters down that the street protesters who've come, i'm going against the global security lure to draw. 7 from real that's being discussed in the national assembly on tuesday evening. this is a rule which includes an element which if cost could make it illegal for people to disseminate to the coolant and publish images of police officers. if there is intent to harm criminalizing shoot all of the could lead to mourning amphoras who are in 845000 500. thank you.
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thank you for help. i've seen women having their hay young and being used to be grabbed by the head to be thrown to the floor by police officers, medics being hit by police battens. and in fact, as we were just at the metro station filming some of the violence against the protesters, we ourselves were forcibly chucked out by the police, my cameraman, who grabbed by offices while he was filming, while we were trying to do an interview and ejected from that crowd that 0. 7 my god, the image is over, the police are protests, have been used time and time again shown the violence that's been used that this law would essentially stop. that's what unions say,
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they say that it is censorship. however, the government says this new is needed to protect police officers from the violence because while i'm talking about the police hitting protesters trying to move them around, we have also seen violence towards the police this evening. we've seen bottles thrown into woods and fires being lit. we have seen destruction here on the streets of paris with bus shelters being smashed in. so there is violence on both sides. and the government says this noor is needed to protect the police. police unions say it doesn't go far enough and if it is a choice between freedom of the press and liberty, when it comes to showing these images to the security of their offices, they will side with the security of their offices every time the reality is it is been brutal like with violence from both sides, but from where we have stood, the violence has been mainly coming from the police to watch protesters who for the
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most part we haven't witnessed them doing anything to well deserve some of the violence i've observed this evening john, listen, international organizations have launched out the front security. the u.n. has called it a threat to the freedom of expression. we discuss the reforms of the couple of french journalists. violence may be used within the framework of the law where there is so stiff sentence or if the use is strictly necessary and proportionate. and but only only the possibility of human freely without constraints gives these guarantees. but the record turnout of this low does not like the expression of police violence because he thinks that there is legitimate and illegitimate violence. i think in a nutshell, we can see that france is experiencing an authoritarian bonapartists rift, as it has been fortunately, often experienced in its past. i'm sorry to say that journalism is the
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cornerstone of a healthy society. you wouldn't have if you're familiar with the case of alexander benno, the bodyguard of president mccall, or you would have george floyd if people did not film those dividends. you would know. and if you don't know, you slip into dark, you know, use in. and that article, and he for, which is part of him, along with the body causing it, is detrimental to journalism, is already c.c.t.v. cameras. everywhere there's people from coming over. everybody's got a cell phone, you cannot stop people from filming. meters have called for a united response to the pandemic out the g 20 summit, which has just drawn to a close the to take gathering of the world's largest economies was held by video link up for the fust time. and it was hosted by saudi arabia,
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which holds the rotating presidency of the g 20 until the end of this month. to gather those countries make up 85 percent of the global economy. and in a closing declaration, they pledged to help low income countries deal with the economic impact of cope with 1000 and support the global distribution of a 4 to vaccines. well, we're very lucky joined now by saudi arabia's prominent representative to the united nations. abdulla money, me, you're very welcome to the program. i want to start off by asking, well, this is t 20 has been dominated by discussions on the pandemic, the economic fallout, and trying to understand how best to deal with it as an insider. can you tell us what's been achieved during these 2 days of discussions? thank you very much for hosting me. i think a lot has been achieved in the past 2 days that have been 14 axis, all discussions that have taken place. not only during the 2 day summit,
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but also throughout the period leading to the, to the summit. with regards to economics with regard to use to social development with regard to many of the aspects of the summit subjects. but the 2 days of today and yesterday have been very successful and rich in the discussions and the participation of the world leaders. and i think the declaration that came out of the summit indicates how successful it was by addressing all evasion issues that have been anticipated to be addressed in his opening speech, king solomon said the countries need to create the conditions for affordable and equitable access to covert fight scenes. could you tell us a little bit about your country's efforts to achieve that goal? well, we have participated in the efforts to develop the vaccine. we committed $500000000.00
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to do that, and we also made an addition contributions to the world health organization to help with the effort to block the widespread discrimination of the virus. and we will continue to, to help in the development in with the companies that are working again. but he says that is being made, in fact, in saudi arabia itself, that is a lot of research going on with regards to the vaccine. and i hope that some of that will come out tonight and there be a future of flotsam. a person also said in his summit speech that vaccines should be the property of all of humanity, and that russia is willing, it's not the fos time it's about to provide countries in need with all vaccines, with saudi arabia be one of those. and does it support a global program like that we would be participating in all efforts to make the
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vaccine widely available to all countries at little or no cost as a guest city. we would certainly be a party to, to that effort. and if any vaccine is developed, it's other events will also be made available to the entire ward. no, it just to change the angle, little bit, you know, in your country tasting off the summit, hasn't been without control the city, the city and to national know to that women's empowerment feat says predominantly on the t 20 agenda. despite the fact that activists have spared had to campaign for women's right on languishing in jail facing trial, that's that quote. what's your response to the odds? well, women empowerment is something that touches the lives of millions of women in saudi arabia. and the strides that have been made by saudi arabia over the past few years are impeccable and unprecedented. we have more opportunities for women economically
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for women in the workplace, in the field of education, in many aspects of common life in the shura council, in the places of leadership in government and in business. so we have seen tremendous quantum leaps in the issue of women empowerment. and it's cannot be judged by the situation over a few individuals who have come across the law and have out of being held under the procedures of get system. people who are being held will have the day in court if they haven't already and would be subject to due process is of that a good system. and they would have ordered ever rights protected and they will. but it's even fair and just try. and i also want to talk
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a little bit about international relations almost 2 weeks of both king solomon on the crown prince. congratulate him, joe biden, on not winning the u.s. election by going in the pasta house, call to saudi arabia, a quote, pariah state, and not snatching a for the long running military campaign in yemen. how is saudi arabia thing to deal with such a nita? well, i'm sure that we will be developing a good and strong relationship with mr. biden's ministration in the same manner that's we have developed good as strong relations with tens of administrations before that since the time of president roosevelt and until now. so i'm confident that's all the american relations have. a lot of foundation has and principles in common interests and common values that will govern that relationship in the, in the next and the next few years and doing that by that ministration. not to send
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about any particular statements that may have been made on the threshold of the campaign in one form or another with trunk, expected to leave the white house in january. do you think that that's a challenge that the iran can appeal can be revived? we've had, you know, foreign minister say that saudi arabia wants to be a part of the future negotiations. what are your expectations from that? i think they are a nuclear deal, as is, or as it was, is dead already. the abscess of the united states, as well as the add on's, all on a declaration of lack of commitment to the provisions of the deal, have rendered it pretty much dead. and if you type that, it needs to be a negotiation is new sets of circumstances to address, you know, runs a nuclear program to this address 3 at ons and rejoin it policies in that agent to
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address the issue of the iranian missiles bethought of being grown steadily by on or through proxies. all of these are issues that need to be addressed and we would be ready to participate in any such discussion to create a more viable, more wrong, and more lasting arrangement with the add on. on the final question on the issue of 3 outs relationship with other countries as things stand, your country does not have official diplomatic ties with this raul. but we've seen that both bahrain and the u.a.e. have normalized ties this year is saudi arabia planning to do the same. saw libya has always stated that we are ready to do the same once israel withdraws from occupied territories and allows the establishment to refer to you have and that state of palestine and gives the palestinian people the right of steps instead of a nation. if that happens, and all of that is listed in there,
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out of peace initiative, then saudi arabia and then of countries. and it was less lemma countries or will be prepared to enter into diplomatic relations and normalization as are delicious with israel. and we hope that israel can heed the call of peace and use uses this development with the nics that agreement is written about in sudan to to help us out of new all comprehensive peace based on israeli withdrawal and the establishment of palestinian rights. i also want to talk just a little bit about yemen. the united nations says that yemen is now in imminent imminent danger of the wasp ahman the wall to seen for decades that millions of lives may be not off. now we know that riyadh has pledged funds to in effect the crisis, but many critics would say so many ending the war would be even better. well, ending the war to be is a ceasefire. we have declared that one sided ceasefire several times in yemen. we
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have despondent favorably to the secretary general school for global ceasefire. the other side has not and talking about humanitarian situation and the threats of famine. all of that is happening on the territories controlled by the houla fees. because of the fact that there hindering selecting the delivery of international aid to the, to these affected areas. and don't take my word for it. take the word of the united nations officials who have briefed the security council in the last meeting and declared quite unequivocally that the obstruction of a comes in who territories because of these intransigence and, and their desire to hold the who they the victims hostage to, to their demands, we know that both russia and saudi arabia are boil,
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which countries and back in march we saw that was an oil price down to off between moscow and riyadh. and the result was that must come at aipac, failed to agree on a production cost which led to a crash in the global price of crude. many people worried how can such disputes be avoided all prevented in the future by close quarter. they said, and i think close correlation is taking place between the kingdom and the russian federation. we are communicating continuously. the ministers of oil and energy in both countries are meeting from time to time and discussing these issues. and we have both proven to ourselves and to the entire warned that corporation and understanding achieves better results than confrontation and going it alone. and i think that relations with russia are no on a good standing on the oil front and on, on many other fronts as well. and we know that the idea of queen at 18 has become
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increasingly popular. and back in 2016, the crown prince mohammed bin solomon unveiled the saudi fish and 20 thought to project outside. sana aims to die fast. the economy move away from the dependence on oil. how close are you achieve? are you to achieving those goals? now, we are very much alive with the elements of the plan. the plan calls for 50 by 50 which is 30 percent or energy supply is to be provided by tentative methods by, by clean energy sources. and we are well on our way to work to assist even better with nuclear, to solar and wind energy and all other forms of, of clean energy. we have projects in that regard that are ongoing at the moment and hopefully we will be achieving that objective soon. just to continue on that
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theme car, your country gets more of a 90 percent of its power generation from oil and gas. but your energy minister has promised to flash up figures. he was saying get 30 percent of power from renewables in the coming years. now many would say but, but, but it's a pretty high target, is that realistic? which targets you out of character? i'm sorry, i can't see by fair. yes, that's a percent of power from renewables. i think it is realistic. i think it can be done . it is slow to build up to the beginning of initial stages, but i think once you have the basic infrastructure or worked out and then it's easier to build upon that capacity as we proceed in the future. in any case, we have no alternative but to see progress in that direction because we are conscious of all our responsibility to the war. we want to be an energy supplier
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not only through fossil fuels, but also through other forms of energy. we are rich in solar, we are rich in wind turbine energy and our forbes. so we think that we can, we can develop our standing portfolio of energy sources. what we know that it's been a really busy 24 to 48 hours. so we do appreciate you coming on and speaking to us . that was saudi arabia's pama representative to the united nations. thank you so much. thank you. thank you. and a straight military inquiry has concluded that blood lust and competition killing a may have provoked the country's special forces to mounted dozens of afghan civilians. some of those horrific cases appear to have been part of an initiation ritual for new troops. there was credible information. the junior soldiers were required by their patrol commanders to shoot
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a prisoner in order to achieve the soldier's 1st kill in a practice that was known as bloody special forces inside is pointed to a number of deeply concerning norms within australian special forces, including the shift from unacceptable behavior to war crimes the glorifying of these crimes as being a good soldier, competition, killing, and blood lust. the afghan foreign ministry has described the mud as unfit, difficult uncalled for justice to be. but many afghans already scarred by years of one regular reports of war crimes by the u.s. led coalition. the findings that came as no surprise afghans were killed as if our blood was worthless. the foreign soldiers come here to serve their own interests, not to help us. an apology is not the solution. the afghan government must make sure that no foreign soldier can get away with killing afghans. the american soldiers killed many afghans in the past, and the u.s. would condemn the actions of its soldiers. but then do nothing about it. i'm sure
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the same will happen, australia, because for them, one of the soldiers is worth a 1000000. afghans. history and foreign ministry has written a formal apology to kabul for the atrocities, but isn't it to try and coax planes now, such apologies tend not to result in any real change. 2 eggs, australia, and afghanistan, thousands of kilometers apart. one, a very keen to help the other. we remind committed to assisting afghanistan in resisting it. terrorism. resisting the taliban forces providing in cooperation with other countries. i live all of stability and to live the lives curity. as it you'll country can build for itself. a strong and prosperous and secure future, it took the australian prime minister
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a bit more than 13 hours to fly over to kabul to say all that a bit more than 13 years ago. by then, australian troops had already been engaged in the war torn country for several years, almost 20 years ago since the aussies got involved. their number one military man has no other choice, but to say, sorry, i sincerely and unreservedly apologise for any wrongdoing by a stray in soldiers. i say no choice because allegations of 39 civilian deaths at the hands of his defense force as a result of blood lust and competition. killing deserve an apology or actually much more than that large parts of the military report. we can't even read their blacked out, but even what's available, sounds horrendous and disgusting. this shameful record includes alleged instances in which new patrol in the members were coerced, to shoot
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a prisoner in order to achieve that soldier's 1st kewl in an appalling practice known as bloody atrocities. ranged from reports of troops killing a 6 year old child and a house raid to a prisoner being shot dead to save space and a helicopter apology given measures to be taken culprits to be punished. compensation to be paid. but just think of how many times since 2001, we heard the same kind of stuff from the kolisch. 'd it was just one of the course president obama spoke by telephone to apologize and express his condolences for the m.s.f. staff and patients who were killed and injured. sincere apologies for any offense. this may have caused my apologies to the president of afghanistan,
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and we will make sure that anybody who was involved is held fully accountable with the full force of the law. it all makes you wonder, just how many more thousands of deaths or command forepaws were still unaware of, especially when it's revealed how much the people in charge were in denial about what they were doing. the problem is there is a disincentive really to tell the truth, we have created an incentive to almost require or for people to la. so well the latest report that left the aussies red faced lead twinning, strategic consequences and military mindset. u. turns, well, judging by how badly trumps plans to cut the troop presence in afghanistan have been received. is just wishful thinking for now. we've been in afghanistan for almost 20 years, and no nato ally wants to stay any longer than necessary. but at the same time,
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the price for leaving too soon, we're in including $1000.00. we could be very high in afghanistan. risk becoming once again a platform for international terrorists to plan and organize attacks on a hunger. so i guess it means more apologies could only be on the way costy, former governor of afghanistan's god's new province says the actions of a strain for says, follow a long running patent in the coalition. these are something that is very serious and we feel that that is beyond our comprehension. and i'm really appalled for that that. how could anybody in the name of humanity will what even do that, especially with this poor afghan people. and we hope that that will manifest to something real and not only for the australian, but also other nato countries. and also, united states who have committed similar acts in afghanistan,
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also needs to pay heed to this issue and reconcile their own differences that i have done in afghanistan. you know, it's all furs our banks, which is enough today. i'll be back at the top, but to tide you over until it's worlds apart. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have. it's crazy confrontation, let it be an arms race, period, dramatic development only personally, i'm going to resist. i don't see how that strategy will be successful, very critical. time to sit down and talk it's been decades since the fall of spain's fascist regime, but old wounds still haven't healed in the times when you and
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me from europe to you are good when we suppose so go, you mean on the basis of us as mean older than just the same question, which we know sells ins of newborn babies were torn from their mothers and given away and forced adoption. but only for feaster to this day mothers still search for grown children. well, look, you know, hope for their birth parents are a
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ton of welcome to worlds apart for all their differences in style joined by them. john walsh, not that divergent. it comes to the promises they're making today. american people adding to for a worse building back barack making sure that the rules of international trade on the rigged against used companies. this is not true. this is biden, while the differences in style, until one of them to be really enough for a major change in u.s. policy. to discuss that i'm now joined by ploughs larsen a professor at the university of north carolina to chapel hill and a masquerade on u.s. foreign policy and chance atlantic relations. present lara's, it's good to talk to you. thank you very much for your time. you're welcome. it's a nice to be here. well, established recently that whatever are the final results of the us national, they were not provided will review the asian or policies because you get,
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well response, you know, remains weak probably in travel. and i will even go further than that and suggest that they would provide an almost full bipartisan our own nation, or charles wallace is because if you look at joe biden's least promises, especially in the domestic front, it really looks like restyled the paste role charms label and the war supporting it all class be shaping international trade. what share for all dairy carrots have the democrats really rejected the substance of his policy. yeah. for like he would like to disagree. i think you'll say see a real shift. i mean, the problem with donald trump was, of course he still is that he's not a real democrat. yes. keeley also riparian tendencies. we see that in his refusal to leave the white collar to concede the election to joe biden, though it's pretty.


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