Niger's Giraffe Mission & Italy Refugee Evictions: VICE News Tonight Full Episode (HBO)





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Published on Feb 14, 2019

This is the February 7, 2019 FULL EPISODE of VICE News Tonight on HBO.

2:23 This morning, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Senator Ed Markey released their signature Green New Deal in the form of a non-binding resolution. And that’s important.

5:47 Weekly protests in Serbia, against state-sanctioned political violence and a crackdown on media freedoms, are about to enter their third month.

11:39 The Khashoggi/Magnitsky act deadline is Feb 8. The Senate offices believe the White House DOES have until Friday to respond, but Menendez's office said they don't think they are going to get any response, so their plan is to introduce a Saudi Arabia sanctions/Yemen bill on Thursday with bipartisan co-sponsors.

15:14 Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has evicted more than 500 migrants from Italy's second largest migrant reception center in Castelnuovo di Porto in the north of Rome. The sudden closure, ordered by the right-wing populist government, leaves a tight-knit community of locals and migrants grappling with the change. It's the first major move of its kind since hardline immigration measures became law.

21:15 Despite being one of the poorest countries in the world, Niger, has had remarkable success in wildlife conservation. The plight of the giraffe has been called a 'silent extinction' but Niger has managed to buck the trend - boosting the numbers of one sub species - the West African giraffe - from 49 in the mid 90s to around 600 today.

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