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but apart we are being isolated because i was skinny. the presumed death toll following the deadly blaze and that west london tower block now has reached fifty eight as protests escalate calling for u.k. prime minister three to make to resign. an afghan official says u.s. forces are behind the shooting of three civilians including two children in the country this week 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. with speculation that the tense political situation right now in america could be his main motive.
eleven am here in moscow this sunday a very good morning for me kevin o. and welcome to the weekly thirty minute round up of the big stories of the last seven days here on out international and first of all for news in from the u.k. than it was the presumed death toll in that huge blaze that torched the grenfell tower in london is now being put out at least fifty eight people that's the latest number released by police but they say it's expected to rise the fire broke out early wednesday morning and swiftly gulf that twenty four story high residential block.
the tragedy and the government response to it is spoke feel real monks the british public protest as in the capital of the polling from the u.k. prime minister to step down and urging those responsible for the fire to be held accountable to raise the money has admitted that the way the tragedy had been handled is not good enough meantime downing street expected to appoint a judge to lead a public inquiry into the grenfell tower disaster tourism ailsa water safety checks on all similar blocks however next is a must to see the choke and i reports the public doesn't think that's enough. we're right outside downing street where if you can see hundreds of people have gathered to protest against a recent me government this was originally intended to be a protest pressing the issues following the election lots of people have been saying there are unhappy with the snap election the two recent make calls on the following polish and that was one of the things you need and this was the original
reason but since the tragedy with the grand isle tower where as we know believe hundreds left homeless following what ravel there won't be people are saying this is because the final straw for the unhappiness are following the decisions that this government has been making not only that but german word and also brought up the idea of giving the residents were affected by grants out the residential properties there are so awfully available that area and standing empty in those neighborhoods is something that's been frightened 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 will be homeless and the poor look for somewhere to live and this is what some of the protesters have been selling out here throughout the day if the empty and they have been for six months. why not give them to someone temporarily and i mean that
really does need it it's been a long drought really foreign investors just i mean all shop all the flats and most of the money you can use and yet we have homelessness which is still about the cheap couple so you know there's an obvious inequality there we need to start thinking about the people that actually live here look at people that are buying houses you know for millions of parents and then leaving them in six seven months what have you had by reading here as something that's just a symbol of the future parity 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 and 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 this is an area where the poor people live and their lives the century have been 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 not like 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. to develop the story today now in afghanistan where the taliban has claimed responsibility for at least five suicide bombers who stormed the police h.q. in the east of the country reports suggest at least five officers were killed in the attack was a sunday the interior ministry says one bomber detonated a truck rigged with explosives at the entrance to the compound of the city of gov't is doctors of a local hospital say they're now treating at least thirty wounded people including twenty civilians and that comes just days after afghan police were caught up in a so-called friendly fire incident with u.s. troops while deliberate attacks against american. rodgers of left three dead and
seven more injured over the last week as well but it's not just military and security forces being caught up in the ongoing conflict in afghanistan artie's but informed one official that u.s. forces killed three civilians including two children last monday a little bit of a bit too is truth 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 pentagon officials have still not both confirm the reports of civilian deaths but in an earlier statement the u.s. mission in afghanistan said the troops had opened fire in self-defense in the wake of crew went to speak with witnesses and the victims' relatives or was there. 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 shattered and wrenched
upside down i heard you say this is my younger brother for a dollar he was killed by u.s. troops this is my brother sure of 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. and. i want the government to avenge my father and kill his killers were my father and my brothers were killed everyone was sad at home my mother cries every day. it all began when a u.s. military patrol hit 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 i ran and hid 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 for 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 zero ghoul left behind twelve children six boys and six girls from now on their lives will be about survival clothing and feeding a dozen youngsters will be hard but for now it's anger that fuels them they killed them in a horrific way. we want to bring them to cause why should american troops be. to kill our people in this cruel way the u.s. stresses it takes every civilian life seriously and promises to investigate every casualty however 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 they're killing us we don't need them in afghanistan that has a reputation 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 in afghanistan 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 would you think they're going to support the afghan government and the people who murdered their father or the taliban and
their promise of vengeance more i guess the of. american shores a shooting in the u.s. city of alexandria wednesday's reignited the rhetoric over political divide in the united states government went on for ten minutes in fact at a republican baseball training session five people injured their attacker run over fifty fifty rounds from an automatic weapon he took up position outside the baseball ground then moved forward exchanging fire with approaching police officers you say that was killed in the shooter only congressman wounded in the attack was top u.s. republican steve he's a major whip in the house of representatives his condition has improved. on what though from critical to serious meantime u.s. law enforcement officials have named the attackers james hold kenson a sixty six year old from the u.s. state of illinois who partly worked as a home inspector he caught the media attention with his strong anti republican
social media presence his facebook page was also filled with support for former presidential candidate bernie sanders to 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 in the wake of the attack on wednesday we've heard contrast in views on how the trump presidency has influenced political discourse these days in the u.s. . guns are killing people 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 cause 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 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 is a more 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 are going to say should anybody today they never had any any incident should any any is it 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 normalize. violence mr code pink do 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 but deep 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 said led to a growing disputed that from the beginning speaks about you and i don't respect divided people what i've got to get out of it i try to i respect the people who got to. see the democrats i think. one of the reasons i won the election was very very divided nation.
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again how we sunday is going good in more of the headlines in the last seven days american and qatari naval forces of curried joint military drills in the persian gulf this week it comes amid a deepening row between a number of goals states of accuse qatar of funding terrorism while u.s. vessels carried out exercises there that washington was at the same time busy selling arms deal with the estimated around twelve billion dollars one qatari official says that's proof that 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. tries to get a closer handle on 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 and a very high level so i don't know was waiting to see what actions the u.s.
would take against the gulf country sanctions perhaps but now 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 fear and that's not all to us maybe combat ships have reportedly arrived in doha to carry out joint drills with the qatari maybe conflicting messages much. actually know probably not knowing the trouble ministration. it's kind of standard behavior for the. most everyone in the world and then create wars to keep happening in market this is a good indication of the administration and what they're doing everywhere. now qatar is by no means the only country accused of funding terrorism iran has
long been on the us. with decades around before ayers of sectarian conflict and threatening the region and causing so much by a lintz all 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 a threat there's 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. . accusing both iran and qatar of supporting terrorism and it seems a different approach has been used for each country but some say seems to be double standards of play there is a business lobby at stake here and there is not a big difference when it comes to calling cuts or supporters of terrorists or iran supporters of terrorists yet you look at economic sanctions against iran while you are actually making billions of dollars so. in weapons so one provides billions of dollars of defense steel to the u.s. while it's iran doesn't and that's the only difference the difference between them is american hypocrisy that the americans for their own profits for their own interests are selling arms to the countries that are accused of sponsoring terrorism but the americans start to get iran for geopolitical purposes because
iran is trying to fight. the united states to impose its your money over the middle east. change of tone this summer's festival of football kicked off in the russian city is simply does burke's out of a lovely weather for two and the host speak new zealand in the opening match of the twenty seven team confederations cup so good start for russia than with more in the game plus all the latest in the tournament let's catch up with the guys at the. lots to be careful 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 the villa striker stanley collymore stan let's
start though with the action from match day one russia to new zealand no let's get the guns stand tall cause there were zero zero zero four 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 right and soit needed a hole they needed to believe they had to die but by fantastic support by fifty thousand followers on the stage it was a desert and 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 to say it 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 the most significant thing is that we won everything else is less important the dublin you see in the east that we weren't 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 yet and i'm all for 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 met some very high. he 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 mint 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 move you can tell by severe the year the cheering fans there and i think you were just lucky enough to miss some of the fans will keep past as well or sadly it's fine voice as well so it's certainly a happy environment for the russian for the fight fans is in the first match of the confederations cup you can hear them so lots of happy people in the fountains own 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 around the world having covered two world cup tournament being 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 run tournament have been
fun interacting with it with each of these spells national stereotyping national mythology a match what we want to be encouraging not fear mongering when the reasons why you know you were brought in on the project with google groups grateful that you do 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 them so i'm really loyals the need for. 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 show the truthful people we're going to go in to save peter's good pub sick with the local fans we're going to watch look and see again sit mates tech the biggest. rally she's a real well come on things are real real shit we have dos alexion die almost all the plants know. how big
a hobby like this was an eight person full of russian national sleep over there you get the call display close ups no. sounds. really pushing the merry good price this is called the world call platform the foundation for old fans feel welcome in some pittsburgh commercial uses lima was not because it was. simply a little more from a shock when you look at the spot. like michigan that you know singled out the poll said a couple of years ago that every time he played there was an issue of five space race chance comments about him call them silly with not just going to the polls really wasn't better than your families for example because if i do this much you have to register which you feel you should do so what you want to talk about how much you should remain to be uncivil political leader with his jersey to the letter
to the values is to this relevant to the missing yes or no. sight very good boy. we do want to talk about little belong to things all the nicer things that we talked about predictions to date the list look at the pumps up very nicely look at the hammer teams. because boy was this a painful decision made to look at this i don't want to choose ok let me go now to nick at the. holub. is also throwing her weight in cold contradiction to the confederacy everybody wants to be a star look at how you make a decision to say to be treated like one you don't want to be in the wild to pull them up one for me could the you know problems which will strike to the. well gets through the total see which one could reach down the nucleus predictions by the way to mexico to be portugal germany to be australia i'm not going to disagree with.
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