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i. headline stories this hour police in finland say they believe. was an act of terror the main suspect is an eighteen year old moroccan asylum's. seven paper knife during an assault in siberia police haven't confirmed it was terrorism. responsible. we didn't get any benefit from the u.s. . but we don't. go all progress creasing
casualties donald trump fails to fly in and you strategy for america's longest running conflict. just after eleven o'clock this sunday night here in moscow you're with our. names you know needle hello and welcome our top story this hour police in finland have confirmed they are treating friday's must stop being which left two people dead as an act of terror 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 man was previously known to the authorities we spoke to a journalist in the city of where the assault happened. a finnish polish just had a press conference very interesting details had been revealed about this terrorist
attack here into a cool or lease considers the possibility that the american eighteen year model can asylum seeker had to be purposefully targeting the main duvel indeed men actually got to indeed because they jumped into protective we mean close to damn 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 stop being 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 finished school pretty close 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 n 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 to have to this yesterday had to. resort to two people dying on the streets of stuart who had to be in a very well planned and carried out brutality. police in the siberian city of surrogate shot 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 in question on 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 or protests have erupted in the spanish city of barcelona in the wake of this week's twin terror attacks which left fourteen people dead and over one hundred injured islam demonstrators clashed with groups who had turned to oppose them on less from less where a van plowed into crowds of people. i. was
. was. it was i mean while 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 while another is juliet monaco the barcelona attack was her third brush with terrorism while the family of scott tran who was also lost but i'm less experienced to deadly events kate partridge spoke with him. what happened here in the heart of boss alone not affected hundreds of people their relatives families by loved ones but what's but not 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 to chelsea king twenty fifteen about to craftiest. was painfully familiar you knew immediately what what was going on i mean i live this life my daughter lived next to the bottle 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 of 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 europe. 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 sped past the shop. in barcelona pedestrians can be seen trying to get
all of its islamic state later claimed responsibility for the atrocity we spoke to former british home office counterterrorism adviser john that mahmoud he believes attacks of this nature 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 was seen as a key figure in the team however he spent only six months as the president's chief tactician a white house statement explained the decision for balance the parcher as a mutual one he'll now return to being the executive chairman of breitbart news one commentator we spoke to diets that bannon's exit will help trump in the long run. and it is the one guy in the white house that the deplorable the 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. icing on the cake for these people they love they like him they you know the fact that he's being in the band 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 ford by the way does from a political standpoint. obama is the latest in a long list of departures from the trump administration following his exit bahman said he's ready to go to war for trump by against his opponents on capitol hill as well as the new media and 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 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. well let's stay stateside because protesters in the american capital have poured red paint over a statue of a confederate military officer and are demanding it be taken the money meant. albert pike and it's located in judicial rescore in washington scuffles broke out next to the statue when several man 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 and we could go well in new york city subway tiles at times square station will not be altered due 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 artes to a modern reports from new york now 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 i think it's fine so if one person
is the football that will be by the city you going to do 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 mount rushmore that was actually the title of an article from vice media before they changed it to something a little less and say tional but the point was pretty much the same now it's certainly true that george washington and thomas jefferson owned slaves mr
president look i think the issue is that you and robert e. lee both own slaves right there 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 you should probably expect that there's going to be collateral damage.
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 or even going further that every single white person is races and i am completely against this. new hacking tool that could potentially alter evidence at a crime scene we have more about tech later in the program. here's
what people have been saying about rejected in the senate it's pull on. the only show i go out of my way to launch you know the really packs a punch oh yeah it is the john oliver of r t america is doing the same we are apparently better than that and see people you never heard of love redacted the night president of the world bank very. seriously send us an e-mail. to sell you on the idea that dropping bombs brings police to the chicken hawks forcing you to fight the battles they're going. to do socks for the tell you that will be gossip and public but the point. i'm telling you are not full enough to buy their product. all the
hawks that we along the border will watch. seventeen minutes into the program welcome back frustrated the afghans are growing increasingly on the sea over the u.s. led military campaign in their country saying this civilian deaths and destruction are yielding few results in the fight against isis. can you see the damage towers 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 a hundred armed man i could clear this valley of enemies in a matter of hours but they didn't do it meanwhile president trump hour spent several hours at a meeting with his military and foreign policy teams discussing the long awaited strategy update for the war in afghanistan he took to twitter of course to announce that the citizens 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 an appropriate time or washington correspondent jacqueline virga 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 in 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 it congress united states to get a strategy for afghanistan that is a departure from the last eight years which is don't lose well on friday the president has national security team were 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
a strategy to break this stalemate and is it going to require additional u.s. troops and 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. 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. . turkey's president urged one has hit by good germany's foreign minister with some scathing criticism after a signal gabrielle accused him of interfering in germany's op coming 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 the latest began over a president heard on his call for turkish nationals not to vote for establishment parties including chancellor merkel calls the major stir in the german media foreign minister gabriel described it as brutal meddling in the country's internal affairs preceded some saw it as an attack in particular against merkel and she's been facing a lot of public criticism from german officials to lately gabrielle in fact for instance has accused americal of telling to the u.s. softer she pledged to boost nato spending the chancellor was also heckled at a rally she spoke out on thursday. this is all it's a. if this is no it's
a. the runner up a former german intelligence officer told us to call will have little impact in the election. don't think. the authority of the whole nation very much because they've made up their mind already anyway. of the meet up is not grow do stuff from parties or. change but also amongst the. german citizens. i think it may only be. the so called election recruitment they should. be shot in march not in. a hiking tool with the potential to alter
a crime scene for the first time researchers in the us have created a d.n.a. strand that can infiltrate computers they successfully encoded model where into a small d.n.a. sequence that the purchased on the internet you can do that in fact then when a computer was used to try and analyze the biological data the device was compromised although the scientists behind the experiments say there breakthrough doesn't pose much of a security threat and that it was just about really highlighting possible risks in the field of biohacking some experts believe otherwise they warn that cyber criminals could for example alter d.n.a. evidence plant false information on a person's genetic profile and gain access to sense of computer records for a philosopher it's the start of a slippery slope. it's just an interesting thing the procedure at least logically it's not very complicated but we should look at the big book eat the bank account
each debt our lives human lives our identity and it do do it she really should. so we have to think deeply and getting some kind of a post-human you need to get us where everything you know to most identity and be. part of the fact that it was possible to break into a computer through a dean d.n.a. i mean should it however i. mean by d.n.a. nothing more than just that a computer. to something a little different the skyline of the russian capital is being a little bit with valuations of fireworks on the international pyrotechnics festival the spectacular display is being put on by russia's biggest high tech company rustic which is celebrating its tenth anniversary.
well the today show sees teams from europe asia and scythe america battle to take top spot in moscow and there is some healthy competition isn't there as you can see playing the west your appetite during the day as well with entertainment ranging from concerts to activities for children a variety of cuisines on offer as well perhaps you're in time to go out and have a look it's happening now. is our news for on r t international join me again in thirty minutes time for an op dates on the stories affecting your world today. when else so it's seemed wrong. but all well it's just don't call. me old
yet to seep out just a constant. equals betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart. choose to look for common ground. one. we all willingly accepted the risk of being shot wounded taken prisoner but no force signed up to be friggin poisoned by our own people saying stuff that was literal biological and chemical products the said do not truck tires all types of styrofoam polystyrene batteries trucks there was a complete denial i think at all levels of government that there was any connection between berm pits and what these brave soldiers were suffering from to compensate
every soldier marine airman and sailor there was only ground that are complaining about illnesses from their exposure from the berm pits would really literally send a v.a. broke and they don't want to pay it so the waiting in the decades a lot of those soldiers will die in a time and they won't have to pay a. call for help and get the middle finger to the v.a. xen mildly. delayed and i hope you die.