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this is. better than. a c. . heard of. the world bank. police in finland. believe. the main suspect is an eighteen year old moroccan. people during an assault in siberia and confirmed it was terrorism although state claims it's responsible also. we didn't get any benefit from the us. but we don't. stall progress creasing casualties. for america's longest running conflict.
coming live from moscow twenty four hours a day this is r.t. international my names you know neal hello and welcome our top story police in finland have confirmed they are treating friday's stubbing which left two people dead and tara four people have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the attack among them is the teenager believed to have carried out the stopping he's an eighteen year old moroccan and was previously known to the authorities we spoke to a journalist in the city of where the assault happened. but finished polish just had a press conference very interesting details had been revealed about this terrorist
attack here into a coup or lease considers the possibility that the american eighteen american asylum seeker had to be purposefully targeting the main duvel indeed men actually got to indeed because they jumped in to protect the we mean close to death police also said that they are looking into the group of six maroko and possibly asylum seekers all of them the perpetrator who committed these stubby yesterday killed two people and wounded eight others himself in a hospital in intensive care before all the asylum seekers had been arrested overnight and the van. song where at large possibly in europe some finnish police go pretty close it together with the international police force with in support we also heard that there are two finnish people who died in this starving and three florrie nurse it's holly and a university researcher one breit and one swedish person who did all these three
are still in hospital police had. given the side deed that they think that this was a planned action and this was not just out of the blue so more details they did not disclose during the press conference but they clearly think that this action what will have to be this yesterday had to. resort to two people dying on the streets of two of who had been very well planned and carried out the brutality police in the central russian city of circuit have shot a man dead after he wounded seven people in a knife attack investigators say they're looking into a number of possible motives i saw meanwhile has claimed it was responsible down off has more on what we know. officially the police have not confirmed anything at this point we know that this is a high profile investigation and also the police are looking into the possibility
into reports that the suspect may have been mentally unstable we've seen the footage from the scene of attack some really graphic images seven people have been injured some of them apparently heavily and if it wasn't for a regular police dispatcher the outcome of the outcome of the incident may have been much much worse much more gruesome because as the man was going on a rampage stabbing people somebody managed to call the police and just a regular police dispatch showed up and eventually the took out the suspect now the details of the incident and still pretty scars but we will be bringing you more as we get it. protests have erupted in the spanish city of barcelona in the wake of this week's twin terror attacks which there fourteen people dead and over one hundred in anti islam demonstrators clashed with groups who turned out to oppose them on the last rumble it's where a van plowed into crowds of people. i was
. it was it was meanwhile it's emerged that some of those caught up in the attacks in spain had been affected by terrorism in the past chris pauley was one of them he had survived the manchester bombing when another is julia monaco the barcelona attack was her third brush with terrorism while the family of scott after on who was also lost out on lists experienced two deadly events kate partridge spoke with. what happened here in the heart of bosler not affected hundreds of people their relatives families by loved ones but what's perhaps even more tragic is that this also affected members of one
particular family we spoke to a man who was caught up in the attack here on that roundabout on thursday while his niece survived the hardest hit areas such as a team looking twenty fifteen and about to crash this. was painfully familiar you knew immediately what what was going on i mean i live this life my daughter lived next to the bottom in paris my niece was just here for me it's not like for most people here a sudden unexpected. event for me this is the life i live. i've been working in these immigrant communities and i've been working on jihadi networks all across europe and i thought immediately that it's most likely a moroccan network was interesting because isis had always use spain as this
principal. jumping off point for getting recruits into turkey and syria and the question for me is while isis was in control the attacks were fairly localized but now i ask myself if these networks are starting to pick up on on their own and whether they'll become just more widespread in the arctic or cross your. yes the fruit seller across from the bar in mumbai in brussels what's going on he knew a hell of a lot more that was going on than the police but no one seems to be engaged in understanding what is going on in these networks security cameras captured the moment of violence. passed the shop on the last round less in barcelona pedestrians can be seen trying to get out of its islamic state later claimed responsibility for
the atrocity we spoke to former british home office counterterrorism adviser john mahmood he believes attacks of this nature are impossible to prevent. we always knew there was going to be blowback for what happened in iraq the vacuum that was created by the illegal invasion by coalition forces in iraq and the fact that isis filled that vacuum and they're now looking to him i mean it was predictable it's nothing that we didn't expect i mean it could happen almost anywhere to be fair sometimes these are unpredictable like for instance what's happened in finland recently a completely unprovoked attack despite the fact that their security services did say there was a risk it is a country that is otherwise neutral so it's very difficult to predict and sometimes these are types of completely random which makes it even more difficult to ascertain like i said random unprovoked like for instance what's happened in finland recently it is very very difficult i mean you'd have to literally be
watching everybody and have logarithm set to pick up key words and phrases in every single conversation and communication across an entire continent that's remarkably difficult these are random attacks and they are difficult to ascertain and evaluate and assess. moving on now donald trump's chief strategist steve bartman has left the white house even before donald trump took office barnum was seen as a key figure in his team or every spent only six months as the president's chief tactician a white house statement explained the decision for berman's the parcher as a mutual one in the return to being the executive chairman of breitbart news one commentator we spoke to died berman's exit will help trump in the long run. and it is the one guy in the white house that the deplorable like they know him they like him they admire him and the fact that he's been hated by the media and hated by all
the lefties is just the. icing on the cake for these people they will they like him they you know the fact that he's being and that bennett is being attacked raises him in there and there are steam so the fact that trump fired him will hurt trump it's going to i think the white house polling is going to show him after this sinks in to everybody that it's hurt him with his own base it's not something he going to afford by the way this from a political standpoint obama is the latest in a long list off departures from the trump administration following his exit bahman said he's ready to go to war for trump and against his opponents on capitol hill as well as the media on corporate america however here's what he added later the trump presidency that we fought for in one is over we still have a huge movement and we will make something of the strong presidency but that presidency is over one analysts we spoke to believes the establishment is trying to
push at those who challenge it. trump is still determined to fight unregulated globalism to preserve the constitution of this country to reform the vast excesses in spending in our government spend six trillion dollars a year all governments inside the united states just on government six trillion dollars is an awful lot of money to be spending on government and he and he embedded others were trying to change that but they came up against i think some globalists. while staying stateside protesters in the capital city have poured red paint over a statue of a confederate military officer on are demanding to be taken down a monument represents officer albert pike on this located in g. disher rescore in washington scuffles broke out next to this that she when several men claiming to be journalist argued with protesters the issue of racially divisive monuments is playing out across the country after the unrest in the city of charlottesville
a week ago. while in new york city subway tiles times square station will now be altered jus to their resemblance to the confederate flag these are not confederate flags it is a design based on jus metric forms that represent the crossroads of the world and to avoid absolutely any confusion we will modify them to make that absolutely crystal clear and i stay with this story because our been reporting from new york on the controversy which has brought america's historical figures to the forefront not long ago we were out here on the streets of new york asking people if they thought that every monument to a slave owner should be demolished even if their founding fathers. did they stop madison avenue. and rename it yeah no i think it's fine so if one person is the football there will be the city you'd be a good idea to take it to. anything that's owned by
a slave owner should be changed yeah it should be washington didn't go to war to defend slavery and i think concerts is very important even though we didn't expect people to want to tear down monuments to figures that are almost sacred in american history like george washington or thomas jefferson the idea now seems to be gaining momentum he wasn't protecting my freedom i wasn't someone who my ancestors weren't deemed to be to him and so to me i don't care if it's a george washington statue or a thomas jefferson statue or robert e. lee statue they all need to calm down and if those two aren't enough for you how about we try let's blow up mt rushmore that was actually the title of an article from vice media before they changed it to something a little less insatiable but the point was pretty much the same now it's certainly true that george washington and thomas jefferson own slaves mr president look i think the issue is that you and robert e. lee both owned slaves. that was about. that was wrong but if you want talk
about owning slaves you should talk about thomas jefferson well although you. abraham lincoln certainly did not own slaves he was always an outspoken opponent of slavery which he ended up abolishing in the context of a civil war now you would think he wouldn't be a target for anger but the people who did this certainly think he is going to launch a full scale war against history he's probably expect that there's going to be collateral damage.
from. this type of actions should have been taken then perhaps fifty years ago with the civil rights movement this is whole situation has been created by certain media outlets like for example c.n.n. that they have you know pushed down on the narrative on the fact that you know that trump is a racist so that everybody that supported trump is a racist or even going further that every single white person is races and i'm completely against this. what turkey and germany are an odd again we've got to live reaction on the latest issue dividing them after this.
so for us. to going to be close this is what before three of the more. interested in the water. fish. tanks that's a seventy billion dollars potential loss and you point out it's mostly private investors which would include let's say goldman sachs and others but if these folks like the goldman sachs suffer any losses at all remember they've been on the government for a bailout so they could go to the government and say we need to bail out the government because it's staffed by goldman sachs employees mostly. they would rubber stamp that and then to pay for the bailout they'd have to go into people's
pensions. and they have to grab that money. grab the money. seventy minutes into the program welcome back to street are growing increasingly uneasy over the u.s. led military campaign in their country saying the civilian deaths destruction are yielding few results in the fight against. can you see the damaged house they dropped the mother of all bombs in that area we didn't get any benefit from the u.s. they target civilian houses but they don't target are still militants they say their operation is to finish high school but in fact they don't most of the time
they didn't target their value with islamic state groups or active. when the u.s. and afghan commandos came here they first dropped the mother of all bombs in the area in the last six months they only captured a one kilometer area from islamic state militants we don't know what the problems were why they didn't advance if i had two helicopters with one hundred armed men i could clear this valley of enemies in a matter of hours but they didn't do it meanwhile president trump spent several hours at a meeting with his military on foreign policy teens the scuffing the long awaited strategy update for the war in afghanistan he took to twitter to announce that decisions have been made but didn't specify the white house media release didn't give any details either instead saying information would be released at appropriate time or washington correspondent checking reports. america's war in afghanistan has
been ongoing for sixteen years and seen three different presidents come and go on my orders the united states military has begun strikes against al qaeda terrorist training camps and military installations of the taliban regime and afghanistan i know that many of you have grown weary of this conflict. as you are well aware i do not support the idea of endless war given what's at stake in afghanistan i am firmly convinced that we should make this extra effort seventeen years or longer smores it's a very big decision for me took over a mess and we're going to. make it a lot less messy the results while even u.s. generals have a rather bleak outlook on the progress made or not understand it's my responsibility we're not winning in afghanistan right now mr chairman i believe we're in a stalemate at this point u.s. casualties in afghanistan are approaching the same numbers as the victims of the
nine eleven attack the tragedy that triggered the u.s. campaign the taliban still controls a significant part of the country and is making efforts to expand its influence investing in afghan forces at this point doesn't seem justifiable so far little has been achieved a new strategy settled on so what is team trump doing about it we know what the strategy was for the last eight years don't lose that hasn't worked when can we expect the congress united states to get a strategy for afghanistan that is a departure from the last eight years we don't lose well on friday the president has national security team we're moving over the options and according to some reports trump has option a and b. one boots on the ground preferred by military officials hoping the strategy to break this stalemate and is it going to require additional u.s. troops do believe it will involve additional forces. ensure that we can.
make the advise and assist mission more more effective or move out of afghanistan altogether and let private contractors help local afghan forces either way the u.s. defense secretary has indicated a decision is imminent we will move this toward a decision as i said i think it was yesterday publicly we are coming very close to a decision and to spend it in the very near future so for now we all just have to wait on the edge of our seats to see which way the american troops rollercoaster will roll this time up or down doesn't go r.t. washington d.c. . turkish president to one house hit by germany's foreign minister with some scathing criticism after a signaller gabrielle accused him of interfering in germany's upcoming election. he knows no boundaries who are you to talk to the president of turkey you know your
place he's trying to teach us a lesson how long have you been in politics how old are you well the latest began over president call for turkish nationals not to vote for establishment parties including chancellor merkel's well that caused a major stir in the german media foreign minister gabriele described it as brutal meddling in the country's internal affairs and preceded to some saw it as an attack in particular against merkel now she's been facing a lot of public criticism from german officials lately gabrielle in fact for instance has accused merkel of being to the u.s. after she pledged to boost nato spending the chancellor was also heckled at a rally she spoke out on thursday. this is all it. was this is no it's a. let's get some analysis on all this and go live to germany meet dr reiner
roughness who's a geo political analyst on consultant good to have you back on the show just returning to what urge to one say he was pretty direct wasn't it to what extent do you think his call will influence the way the turkish community in germany vote. i think it will not have a strong influence on the turkish community because the turkish community with german passport seeks to integrate into german society and. tries to divide the population with german passport no matter which is the ethnic background this is very unwise and i think has harmed the relationships between turkey and germany a lot by interfering in such a blunt and open way into the german electoral process and i wonder what is the objective of it because it just helps those parties he has been criticizing
because now they can rally showing that they are against this dictator era to go on and they will even collect more votes among regular german voters that's interesting if they so what he pointed out what he was trying to do really was target was harm the establishment parties but he's ended up doing in your opinion the opposite. well i think it's unwise thing that. had a state can do to interfere in the elections of a sovereign country and therefore i think of that the relationships also with the e.u. are further deteriorating and this is just a way how you can measure this we have even moved into like that and wrote in terms of relationships between turkey and the e.u. because i ask myself what can be done to improve the relationships again how can
come on the ground and trust trust be found again the language we just heard there it was harsh wasn't it was also personal is it going to affect by lateral relations between the nations do you think. well i hope that everyone will come back to normal state of affairs and politics and not lash out on individual persons and more because this is a level of policy making which is not really really productive. of course there were tensions also because everyone was banned from making. progress for his own election for his own referendum in germany but we are now not talking about election campaigns taking place in turkey but he's really meddling into you know german affairs and this is not really wise but on behalf of the
german government also it would be necessary to improve relationships with turkey because it's a very important partner and you cannot mass relationships with russia with united states with turkey and with everyone we need good neighbor who had relationships for christmas for society for peace dr reiner rough political analyst and consultant time is just beating us thank you as always for your expert analysis thank you. now to something a little bit different the skyline of the russian capital is being lit up right now with. the international pyrotechnics festival a spectacular displays being put on by russia's biggest high tech company ross tech which is celebrating its tenth anniversary. with. the today show you see things from europe asia and south america are
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