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plates didn't fit the old victor. i. will explain. the presumed death toll following the deadly blaze in that west london tower block now has reached fifty eight protests escalate calling for the u.k. prime minister to resign may resign. and afghan official says u.s. forces are behind the shooting of three civilians in mid week including two children we hear exclusively from the victim's family and get reaction from eyewitnesses. the gunman with extreme anti republican views goes on a shooting rampage in the u.s. the speculation that the tense political situation right now in america could have been his main motive.
why good morning it's not i am here in moscow this sunday mornings kevin zero in welcome to the weekly our thirty minute round up of the big stories of the last seven days from ati international and first the presumed death toll of the huge blaze that torched the grenfell tower in london now has reached fifty eight people that's the latest number released by police but they expected to rise further to the fire broke out early wednesday morning and swiftly engulfed the twenty four storey residential block.
wal. mart. tragedy and the government's response to it moreover spoke fury amongst the british people protesters in the capital of been calling for the u.k. prime minister to step down over it and their religion was responsible for to be held accountable to reason may's admitted that the way the tragedy was treated wasn't good meantime downing street is expected to appoint a judge now to lead a public inquiry into the graham fulton disaster trees in may also ordered urgent safety checks on all similar tower blocks however as honest as a check of the reports next the public doesn't think that it's enough. we're right outside downing street where if you can see hundreds of people have gathered to protest against a recent maize government this was originally intended to be a protest and pressing the issue following the election lots of people have been saying they're unhappy with this not election that's recent make holes in the following polish and that was formed with the g eight and this was the original
reason but since the tragedy with the grand cell tower where as we know believe hundreds left homeless following what's on the rubble there well many people are saying this is becoming the final straw for the unhappiness of following the decisions that this government has been making not only that when germany were being old so what brought up the idea of giving the residents who were affected by grand fellow residential properties there are so awfully available that area and standing empty in those neighborhoods is something that's been brought into the spotlight and has been also something largely about econ be acceptable but in london we have looked through buildings and luxury flats left empty as land banking for the future while the homeless and the poor look for somewhere to live and this is what some of the protesters have been telling us here throughout the day if the empty and they have very few six months why not give them to someone temporarily and i mean that that radio just made it it's been
a long probably foreign investors just come in force up all the flights and most of the money even used and yet we have hung the snow switched on the by fifty percent in the couple you know there's an obvious inequality that we need to start thinking about the people that actually live here not the people that are buying houses you know for millions of pounds and then leaving them into for six seven months what have you. by many here see it as something that's just a symbol of the huge disparity that exists here in the u.k. and in london between the wealthier and those who are a little less well off this horrible story coming so soon on the back of the election it says. everything that's wrong about our society i mean this is one of the richest countries in the world one of the richest places in the world this bar in london as well and but this is an area where the poor people live and their lives essentially being sold up the river and we need to be very realistic about this if this were a flat for rich people there is absolutely no way in the world that they would not have the proper safety measures in place. and this is you know this is the brutal
tragedy of a very unequal and wealthy society and i think this is only strengthened the sense in the minds especially of millions of younger people but also i'm sure a lot of older people that we must see the end of this government. and more the top stories of the last seven days a local official in afghanistan told r.t. that u.s. forces killed three civilians including two children on monday that elizabeth was truthful as a result they killed a father and his two sons the shooting reportedly happened after a u.s. military vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb our crew went to speak with witnesses on the victim's relatives were ghastly of exit the story. they're too young yet to fully understand what has happened or grasp the depth of their loss all they know is that their world has been shot it wrenched upside down now you heard you say this is
my younger brother for a dollar he was killed by u.s. troops this is my brother sure in fact rules who killed. and this is my father he was killed as well they haven't yet learned to read or write but life has taught them early to hate you is enough moment. i want the government to avenge my father and kill his killers when my father and my brothers were killed everyone was sat at home my mother cries every day. it all began with a u.s. military patrol he's a roadside bomb. by all appearances they panicked when the explosion happened i was near my uncle and cousins american soldiers opened fire and a bullet flew by my face and i ran in heat and came out only a few hours later my uncle and cousins were dead so i went to the village to tell everyone these version is backed in the police report we were shown it says zero
ghoul and his sons were at the shop two hundred meters from the scene they were taken for terrorists and torn apart by gunfire it was terrible what the americans did to them i couldn't even recognize their bodies zita ghoul left behind twelve children six boys and six girls from now on their lives will be about. clothing and feeding a dozen youngsters will be hard but for now it's good that fuels them they killed them in a horrific way. we once were going into corners why should american troops be allowed to kill our people in this cruel way the u.s. stresses it takes every civilian life seriously and promises to investigate every casualty alessa these investigations often end with only apologies and
for this family that's not enough they want americans out i don't want them here because they kill civilians we're tired of american soldiers there are explosions and they're killing the americans not helping us killing us we don't need them in afghanistan that is a refutation the coalition has built over more than a decade sixteen years of war and bloodshed atrocities and excuses and there's no end in sight it's no secret that life would have gotten a start. is harsh but for zero goals surviving children the next few years ago and to be tough indeed that though isn't where the trouble ends ten years down the line when they've grown up you think they're going to support the afghan government and the people who did their father or the taliban and their promise of
vengeance. u.s. military officials have still not confirm the reports of civilian deaths in an earlier statement though the u.s. mission in afghanistan said the troops opened fire in self-defense. this is a public relations disaster for the presence of u.s. troops there any time or so you have innocent casualties like this it's basically a recruiting tool for the jihadi sulfurous i think u.s. troops are very very edgy and they're not. they're there they're mostly to give advice and. to advise and assist in training they are not there in a combat role so you're going to have very inexperienced. military personnel there and this poses yet another problem. any time back on american
shores a shooting in the u.s. city of alexandria wednesday reignited the rhetoric over political divide in the united states a gunman opened fire at a republican baseball training session injuring five people the attacker fired over fifty rows over ten minutes north america weapon took a position outside the baseball ground forward exchanging fire with approaching police officers who said it was killed in the shootout congressman wounded in the attack was a top u.s. republican his name steve lisi he's a major whip in the house of representatives indeed his condition has improved from critical to serious now meantime the u.s. law enforcement officials have named the attackers james hopkinson the sixty six year old is from the u.s. state of illinois seems he worked as a home inspector he caught the media's attention with a strong anti republican social media presence his facebook page was also filled with support for the former presidential candidate bernie sanders back in march his
posts look to incite violence against president trump and in another he said the president should be imprisoned for treason following calls for unity that in the wake of wednesday's attack we heard contrasting views on how the trump presidency is influence political discourse in the us guns are killing. will we know if this guy had a knife how many people would he have been able to kill probably none the fact of the matter is is that we need to take these guns off our streets i don't care if it's a cock i'm going to kill off this young person in a park killed we need to get these guns off our streets if this was a muslim who carried this out whether it was with a knife or a paper clip or a gun the right would be calling for a trump supporters will be calling for a ban on muslims that's a fact as well so this is a politically motivated act of violence and what we saw during the campaign especially when you could go back to the chicago rally i disagree with you senator
i disagree totally no listen let me hold it's not a politically motivated. ok this is this was legal and politically motivated the facts this is. listen if it's a knife or a gun it is politically motivated that is an act of terrorism by the definition of terrorism wanting to get your way politically by using violence doesn't matter if it's with a stick you just want to put a label on it and there isn't or it is analytical the fact that it was a call a mentally ill person although everyone we have done everything in our power to basically call for the assassination of this president here in new york shakespeare in the park which of course was a an artistic venture you've got these two big comedians you have people who are escalating left and right and what you do is you have a media who instead of stopping it or say wait a bit because let me tell you something if this was barack obama i know this the media didn't shoot anybody off today you lionel. you are to say anybody today worst
pain every comedian is didn't shoot any enemies in a thing that is listen to that table when it comes to donald trump the problem is the anti trump movement is mainstream this is the problem and they've normalized violence mr. paying to you think that the rhetoric that we have heard lately specifically calling for violence to president trump in any way could have contributed to this terrible event today maybe a small portion of it possibly but i think that there's many people who have very much seated anger in their heart who are very angry but they don't get grab a gun it's the mentally disturbed those people that there are exact rhone to extreme where i said i had access to guns what i see led to a growing disputed that from the beginning by spits about you united we stand divided people but i put i got to get out of pocket i try to i respect the people
what politicians do you should. put themselves on the line they did accept or reject. so would you want to be president and you. want. to go right for us this is what the three of them will be good. interested always in the water. again former f.b.i. director james comey received a surprising offer from vladimir putin thursday that of political asylum russian
president's invitation came during the four. q. and a session who didn't feel that seventy questions from residents across russia. this is the very table where the russian president vladimir putin just spent four hours answering questions those questions from journalists but from the russian people and some of it came from the audience of russian celebrities there were no u.s. media here but still we heard questions about the accusations of moscow interfering in the u.s. elections vladimir putin said that still there has been no evidence of that that washington can present to moscow besides this russia's got its own national interests and opinion doesn't count as meddling says a lot of. seemingly from out of nowhere came a bombshell the russian president was asked about the former f.b.i.
director james coleman and then mr putin compared him to edward snowden that was really something that caused wow in the press room. when the head of the security service recalls his conversation with the chief and then leave. through the prism through his frame through how's the if. any different from the snowden in that case he's not the head of a security service anymore but the human rights activist defending a certain position by the way if he feels he's being persecuted over this it will be ready to grant him political asylum in russia as well he should know that if you will some might say that all these questions are completely pre-planned and this event as under full control but i'll tell you what on the monitors that are now off and also during the live t.v. broadcasts we saw many text messages popping up with very challenging questions for a lot of our putin on social networks there was
a big discussion whether the president will get to answering these questions and at the very end he did. take a look at these questions for instance this is let's just read the world from the evil does this sound like a free christian. so even through the my friends. i'm going to talk to anyone who cares about how to make people's lives about using difficulty and. that's making things worse so it's not just all over stone who gets to ask a lot of our putin questions and get direct answers from the president. despite lots of attention being given to khomeini's potential asylum in russia former u.s. congressman ron paul says it's nothing more than a little joke from vladimir putin he'd. probably going to be subjective but it's
very interesting and entertaining i sort of think it gives a hint into a little bit of. who is character and personality as i was even writing about you know a good sense of humor. i you know paralytic were you thinking i don't think we're on the verge of that happening but i think it's interesting that that the subject was brought up and and putin had a pretty good answer. american qatari naval forces have carried a joint military drills in the persian gulf this week admitted deepening row between the number of gulf states that have accused qatar of funding terrorism while u.s. versus carried out exercises there washington was busy signing to an arms deal with the rest of waited around twelve billion dollars no less one could tolerate official says that's proof the u.s. still backs them in the dispute with its neighbors but not so long ago the u.s. president had some scathing criticism of his partner to jacqueline vogel takes
a closer look at america's recent policy in the region we heard trump say time and again that he will do whatever it takes to defeat terrorism and those supporting the nation of qatar has historically been a funder of terrorism. at a very high low so everyone was waiting to see what actions the u.s. would take against the gulf country sanctions perhaps but no and that the u.s. has signed a deal to sell doha twelve billion dollars worth of fighter jets and there are plans to sell them even more later the seer and that's not all two u.s. navy combat ships have reportedly arrived in doha to carry out joint drills with the qatari maybe conflicting messages much. actually no probably not knowing the trouble. it's kind of standard behavior for the. world and then create wars to keep having a market is
a good indication of the administration and what they're doing everywhere. now tar is by no means the only country accused of funding terrorism iran has long been on the us. decades around has fueled the fire of sectarian conflict and threatening the region and causing so much by a lintz all the nations of its most work together to isolate there is a growing realization among your arab neighbors that they have common cause with you and the threat posed by iran and it is indeed no question about what about iran sanctions sanctions and more sanctions qatar keep a military base there are weapons and hold joint drill conflicting messages that was a deal that was a long time in the making that is not a brand new deal that just came out we continue to work with the nation of qatar
and the government and other partners in the region these are necessary actions to not only support u.s. interests in the gulf but also keeping that region as safe as possible apparently cutting ties with qatar or imposing sanctions just wouldn't be good business. washington d.c. . festival of football could stay in the russian city is simply to work with the hosts of the end of the opening much of the twenty seventeen confederations cup with you know the. lots to be cheerful about here in the venice of the north there was
a suitable victory for russia over new zealand in the opening match of the she's confederations cup alongside me a former superstar at liverpool must villa strike a stanley column or stand there start though with the action from match day one russia to new zealand no let's get the guns stand tall because there is a very solid performance tried by the russian national team there's a lot of pressure on them coming into the game this is the second goal and quite simple topping as it turned out but you have to get yourself in the box to get that little bit of luck so when the ball is from the whites inside they need a hole they need to believe they had to die but boy fantastic support fifty thousand filings on the stages of days of watching ok we also got a great day really into the speaking to the top players and we grabbed a few moments with the guys themselves from the russian team after their victory here's what they had. that was huge first of all we play for our fans and i think today we made them happy i think it was
a good game is the most significant thing is that we won everything else is less important than the dublin you see in the steve that we learned we didn't spoil this great day for our fans that's important for me there was a lot of pressure on us of course with the hosts we played for the first time in front of our president. and awful lot of happy people i would imagine here in the st petersburg central area in the stadium of course and in other areas absolutely can't partridge was it very simply to speak funds and we were sure that rather than talking to you you ought to be able to speak to them she was. very happy found as you can imagine the noise here is really quite something not only is it lit the blue touch paper i think it's also lit the being serious well there's plenty of beer flying when it is off to rule the city of culture and just before we had kick off in this very very merry and happy of environments we speak to some of the fans and they were anticipating a very good sort of and as well will we came to russia happy that you we've been
keeping a marvelous country it's amazing what you have here and. i am very happy there. and i'm very much excited. to see our movie you could tell by seville the year the cheering fans there and i think you were just lucky enough to miss some of the fans will keep out as well or certainly it's fine voice as well so it's certainly a happy environment for the russian for the fans is in the first match of the confederations cup we can hear them so lots of happy people in the found zone but some fans who came here for the confederations cup they were warned by the media in the home counties about what they might come across during the competition the new zealand herald for example published an article today accusing russian fans of racism saying they could not be trusted quite simply all travel around europe and around the world having covered two world cup tournament covered several european championships and those tournament's there is
a hold of one of the all true tourists that love shown to the official group and that want to create trouble book breena round russia reno rome tournament having fun interacting with it with each of these spells national stereotyping national mythology a match what we want to be encouraging not fear mongering i want the reasons why you know you were brought in on the project one group would grow grateful that you did come in was to get basically an independent perspective on what life is like in football in russia but also we've been trying to speak to the fans as well to stand myself at it with some some really low. found here we talked to them about allegations of racism of hooliganism but also want to speak to me about their passion for the guy. thanks santa time to the truthful people we're going to go in to save people's good pub sick with the local sounds we're going to watch look and see again sedates texas biggish. valley sees a real welcome our things are real bullshit we have dos alexion joey one of those
plants know. how big a hobby like this was an eight person full of russian national sleep over the weekend the call display close ups not. sounds. sleeveless with the very good price this is called the world called willie black full lines asian football fans feel welcome in support spurs in bush are you sure this memo was not because it was. simply a little much from the shoulders when you look at the sport i like michigan that you know singled out that whole said a couple of years ago that every time he played there was an issue of fact space race chance comments about him call them silly with not just any of the most recent isn't better than your family's home for example is never going to be the best much if you had to register which you feel you should do say what you want to talk about
them and you should remain to be admissible in gitmo. when these jerseys are going to be done by uses to this relevant to the miss yes or no. sight very good school boy. we do want to talk about little belong to things all the nicer things that we talked about predictions today list look at the pumps up there let's look at the hammer to first because boy was this a painful decision made to look at this i don't want to choose ok let me go now new to. hola battle. is also throwing her weight in cold contradiction to the confederacy everybody wants to be a star look at that and that's how you make a decision to say to be straight i like one you don't want to be in the way to pull them out one for me could the you know problems it's all straight to the the cold war well i guess through the total see which one could be standing nicholas
predictions by the way mexico to be political journey to be australia i'm not going to disagree with that so. did the bit is take the camera look like it thanks but with us this morning next on our t.v. the filipino president rodrigue oh do tell the spokes person is guest on our china will support discussing his country's ongoing fight against islamic extremists right now. the war hard sell you on the idea that dropping bombs brings peace to the chicken hawks forcing you to fight the battles. that you socks for the tell you that what we gossip the public buy files. off the bad guys and tell you on pulling out by. the oval office that we all are. watching.