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right. now. the attacker who went on a deadly stabbing rampage in finland is said to have lived in germany before moving to the nordic country. and intensifies for a twenty two year old moroccan born man believed to be behind the barcelona van attack or forty's are weighing up the possibility he's already slipped across the border from. anti fascist disruptor rightwing rallies both in quebec in canada and in california that the surge in violence over racism in recent days shows
a whirlwind social divined. there's another blow in syria where the russian defense ministry says a large islamic state convoy heading to de gette as all was hit by an asteroid killing more than two hundred terrorists. hello there and thank you for joining us on r.t. international with me. finish off for a tease have named the main suspect behind the terror attack in the city of turku last week and it's a merge that he had spent some time in germany in late two thousand and fifteen we can all cross live to our t.s.p. to all of the for more details on this peter good to see you so what else do we know about this man at this point. well the court in finland has been giving us more information about what they know about the main suspect in friday's deadly
stopping that took place in the southwestern finnish city of turkey they've named him as eighteen year old moroccan born man. they say that he had failed in an application for asylum while in finland but also that he'd been in germany twenty fifteen and he traveled to the country now it's understood that he is the main suspect in this he was shot at the scene by police and the court papers that have been revealed on monday show that he may appear before that court via video link from his hospital bed as they try and get him well in front of the court as quickly as possible but it's not news that he traveled across borders from germany into into finland what rooty took is still unknown as of yet but it is going to point more questions at one of the founding principles of the european
union that of freedom of movement that it has come up in the past and this continues to co-op in terrorist attacks in the investigations we have finding that people did move across borders within the european union as it stands though within finland this is what they're saying is the first ever terror attack to take place in the country finish authority saying that security there will remain high and that they're stepping up security at various places throughout the country so that's the latest that we know what happened in finland on friday two people were killed eight more injured in an attack that was understood to have been targeting women they've now named the main suspect in that as eighteen year old moroccan born . car. thanks for the update on thirteenth peter arnett that. spanish media fighting council on officials have identified you know as rb yar coopers the man behind the wheel in the deadly barcelona van attack police believe
the suspect may now have fled to france after running more than one hundred deaths tree and killing thirteen he reportedly a scaped on foot through barcelona is famous markets like block area abbey yaku b. is believed to have been part of a twelve member cells responsible for the deadliest terror attacks in spain in thirteen years is carried out last week. with a manhunt for the barcelona driver continuing more and breaks down how open eview borders have previously played into the hands of the hardest on the run. in this day and age of truthful surveillance radicals who are often known to police can move down more than one hundred people in broad daylight and get away they can cross twenty six european countries and there will be
a single border checkpoint the entire way good the suspected barcelona have crossed into france we don't have any specific information on this but it cannot be ruled out frightening isn't it you would have thought europe might have learned its lesson the first time around or the second or the third how many terror attacks of their even being in the last three years the sad and tragic truth is europeans have largely lost track. broken by the attacks in paris nice berlin stockholm manchester london and other cities these days unfortunately the wave of international terrorism is brutally hitting us turning barcelona and campbell's into the latest scenes of terrorist injustice here is a little map of recent europe trips undertaken by jihad ists i miss our marie runs over almost seventy people in burlington and makes it as far as italy before
he's accidentally caught out mud mohammed traveled all the way from greece to france through at least eight european countries with a fake passport before blowing himself up in paris salah adel salam involved in paris attacks that killed and injured need five hundred people travelled through at least nine european states before the attack he was on terror watch lists and they eventually found him in belgium often it's been the case that the powers that the. authorities already had were being used but notwithstanding that they then introduced the authorities of the government's new legislation giving new powers to the police and security services notwithstanding that it wasn't any lack of those powers in the first place that led to the intelligence failures and it may well be that that's true here and the same applies to border controls well it remains
a possibility you may have crossed the spanish border anybody that knows our border knows that as indeed is the case throughout very much of western europe that those borders are extremely porous you can go across as a car in a car in the back of a vehicle or even walk across in some cases they see it isn't punishment that the deters crime it's the inevitability of punishment but thanks to europe's open borders perspective terrorists can be sure no matter what they always have that chance to slip away. meanwhile in a seven french city of mass a one person has been killed and another seriously injured after a car rammed into people at two bus stops to escape our churches in france has the latest on the incident. at around nine fifteen local time in the certain it's district of the city around a car mounted the pavement aiming towards
a bus stop so that we gather from eyewitness reports where people were waiting obviously to go to work and one man was seriously injured at this particular point then as the emergency services arrived the man fled the scene in his car and the same car reportedly about forty five minutes later was then in the eleventh district of the city where again the he apparently went towards a bus stop and at this point he a woman was hit a woman who was in her forty's and she subsequently died the police and emergency services then arrived they managed to stop this man they arrested him and are questioning him they say the suspect is thirty five years old and he is known to police but he wasn't under observation for any crime other than the fact that he has a criminal record but at this point we do have a statement come from the mosque a prosecutor saying there is no evidence enabling us to qualify this as an act of terror the reports of also about the suspect there are some details that apparently apart from the minor crimes that he was known for by police he was also apparently
had some psychological problems as well. our group of anti racism protesters have clashed with police in canada after the attempted to disrupt a right wing rally in the city of quebec. to use. the old. doesn't vandy fascist protesters dressed in black first smoke bombs and firecrackers the police are trying to separate the two rallies the second was a planned right wing a vent against the migrant policies of the canadian government the two sides also exchanged info. the old. oh oh oh oh. oh oh oh oh oh oh there's nothing wrong with showing up right wing demonstrations but there is
something wrong with coming there with billboards and placards that you're only carrying for the express purpose of using the stick on which the paper is fastened as a battering ram or is it as a sword or as a baseball bat to hit your opposing demonstrators so it seems to be the case here is that especially the side has been showing up masked and carrying weapons and has been attempting to provoke a crisis similar things also took place across the border in the us where thousands of left wing activists showed up to confront a twenty people strong rally against illegal immigration. the. fence two hundred lines police attended the scene you know just keep the peace two people were arrested a left wing activists are pushing
a chum to the porter and an identified person with a knife tensions between americans left and right have been increasing following the violence in charlottesville where a neo nazi rammed his car into a crowd of protesters. rallies that similar to the ones in california have taken place across america throughout the week the largest in the city of boston left when protesters showed up to disrupt planned right-wing of vents often resulting in clashes and arrests. one of the sides has upped the ante by launching a petition on the white house website calling for anti father to be declared a terrorist organization nearly one hundred forty thousand people have already signed in just three days and now the administration has to issue a response his don't post much again with his thoughts on the message the petition sends. i think the white house is going to have to play a moderate line here and is going to have to reject the petition but the petition
will serve as a warning to organizers that they neither are there have to police themselves or they will be facing more serious sanctions in the future we're seeing even have the phrase for the salem witch hunt which which originates in the united states where they burned people if they if they didn't float on water and so on i think that if you interviewed one one hundred members of anti far and ask them what the meaning of the word fascist is and what the history of the fascist parties in europe are they wouldn't know even the first word of how to answer that question. and the prospects of violence have forced one canadian university to cancel a discussion on stifling free speech and it's off to a backlash from left wing activists on social media they accuse the events of giving up platform to quote fascists and threatens to disrupt it with a massive rally why is the university shut down the discussion citing safety
concerns so who are the speakers who caused such outrage among the left activists well one of them is professor jordan paid to send his stokes control the thing with a war against political correctness especially when it comes to gender neutral titles another was behavioral scientist and siad who's against so-called thought police on campuses. it was quite extraordinary that the people who are organizing this protest who were trying to disrupt the event were accusing the speakers myself included of being fascists nazis anti semites what kind of person could actually accuse a person with my background of being a nazi and an anti-semite but in any case ryerson university has been canceled the event so on the stifling of freedom of speech on
campuses. i'm not sure that i need to say anything else. on to other speakers where a conservative journalist and psychologist or an i might say he says opponents decided to simply use labels instead of having a productive discussion or not promoting hatred or are promoting fascism bigotry or anything of the sort look at the truth behind the labels is what we're trying to promote so this was a boat trying to compel people to be able to speak up to be able to have again you know honest discussion and civil discourse with people maybe you disagree with we're trying to promote the right way to have these kinds of discussions because it's not working the way it's been going for the last few years so identity politics is people have become so simplistic that if you don't fit into this category that they like if you're not in with them then you're automatically the enemy and today's world if you aren't on the far left you are seen as
shape out these days to come out to. engage with equals betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. and i welcome back islamic states the third another significant blow in syria offers convoy was hit by the russian f. or so says the ministry of defense earlier i discussed the dates house with the trunk. among the things that saul have lost in this strike by the washington air force are several tanks over two dozen armored vehicles with high caliber weapons on board plus more than two hundred terrorists have been killed as well this is
according to the russian military now with these kind of figures any such anti strike would count as a big success in any part of syria but let me just point out the strategic and geographical importance of this particular one this islamic state convoy was heading to the city of dare as zoar and as you can see on this map this city is still controlled by the syrian government but it has been completely encircled by islamic state for three years now the russian army is now saying that if they manage to kick out as state from this province and this case we will find ourselves in a situation essentially when we are very close to the end of islamic state in syria and indeed anything can gain and i thought has been losing a lot of ground in syria recently as well just look at this map the area which is black is indeed the areas that are still controlled body still but if we looked at
this map just three weeks ago most of this area this is mostly the hama and homs provinces was controlled by islamic state as you can see the yellow bits this is where the kurds and the allies have made significant gains north of their resort but again these particular gains and territorial advance advances by the syrian army they were made possible thanks to several successful operations by the syrian government army backed by the russian air force and as you can see in this particular case just east of hama they were even able to encircle islamic state. limited.
well of course completely kicking makes state out of the their resort province is a massive challenge indeed a tough one but of course the military commanders in syria are contemplating god day when that can be done because this will really signal the final chapter of islamic state in syria. tensions remain high on the korean peninsula as the u.s. and south korea have started large scale joint war games it comes amid continuing anger from pyongyang prior to the drills north korea threatened a merciless strike and warned washington at the risk of uncontrollable nuclear war
the annual show of force will last for ten days and simulate a military conflict with an isolated country pyongyang says the drills practiced an invasion well the u.s. maintains that defensive in nature this year more than seventeen thousand american troops are taking part in the drills which involve land sea and exercises along with computer simulations despite to us became mediators in the north korean crisis russia and china proposing a halt to the war games in exchange for a freeze of pyongyang's missile tests. let's bring in our guests now mr k.p. long who is an east asia experts with the long welcome to the program thank you for joining us now the north korean nuclear crisis recent dangerous peak it just earlier this month do you think this is really the best time for a show of force. well i think the post to
size have reached a state of stalemate as it were the north koreans have already sort of we tracked it from his earlier threat of firing missiles to. talk in our war and also the. president has already too and his rhetoric a little bit but on the other hand this and you exercise with south korea is allowed to carry on at this very sensitive time but if you look at the dynamics there is no way that. the united states and south korea would invade or. attack north korea because eight korea's nuclear arsenal is hidden deep down in tunnels and they are mobile. you know carried by armored vehicles so it's very difficult to push or that you can take out the north korea nuclear threat and also
the talk of the capitation as it were is not as simple because if you at this stabilize the region him then what are you going to do you can't just send in a few soldiers and then and then you send in an army then the china and russia are unlikely to stand by to allow this to happen so i think that both sides would. say oh mate i think it would be counterproductive. if not faster coal to go back to the all kind of cycle of mutual distrust full of fury at the end you know back to the old you know sort of a vicious cycle again so i think that both sides to look for a long term solution as i said earlier before the long term solution as president trump has already before it's due for him to talk to directly to kim our means and that is what the. warns thirty seven year apps i just want to point out that it is
interesting how the us reels are usually held in the also do you think that this ban now being held earlier in the year is linked to north korea's recent actions. well i mean you look at the talks i mean there have been a lot of talks before the so-called six party talks have been carried on for quite a number of years and then there was one time with some where the concrete. terms were agreed but eventually it came to nothing because there was a suspicion that back of the minds of the united states there was always the hidden agenda of change course change is no no for the cambridge name nor would it be tolerated by china or even russia so i think the. president should really reach a kind of long term. agreement maybe a more aggression treaty with the region of course supported by virtue of the ask
elation and also lifting of sanctions and i think that both china and russia could . have a part of play in all this now what do you make of the russian chinese proposal to halt the drills do you think that was a concept the u.s. today even considered i mean washington has said in the past it's not up for negotiation. yes i mean the both go china and russia. to support the kind of the media seizure of hostilities and also. turning down the rhetoric on or size and then if bearing in mind the. regime's. sort of so expanding this regional threat of foreign missiles is the first breakthrough but i think that the both sides should really. focus their mind on a long term solution but as far as this immediate exhaust is concerned i want to
put put too much on that because as i said. both sides cannot cannot afford to as collation but i think that both sides ought to focus their minds on a long term solution and can. learn to east asia expert thank you for joining us on r.t. and sharing your expertise. now a huge fire has engulfed more than ten houses in southern russia there are reports of a gas explosion as well with police urging locals to stay away from the site according to russia's imagine say ministry the fire has spread to more than six thousand square meters so far there are no reports of deaths or injuries especially as firefighting boats and helicopter have been called in to help. a lot about with more news in just over half an hour.
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