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russian officials reveal the identity of the gunman who killed 2 and injured 5 in a shooting near the federal security service building in central moscow we spoke to the father of the attacker. really he became very secretive and also got some kind of strange beast an accident used to tell me that he liked shooting that even want to give the speech ranks become a monster. after more than 3 years of deadlock and numerous rejections the u.k. parliament finally backs prime minister boris johnson's breaks it withdrawal agreement . 16 years behind bars bans how long an american man has received the burning
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l.g.b. flag this case had sponte to reaction on both sides with some saying the punishment is just to the crime. he did not express any regrets and indeed justify his actions based upon the use to kill a stream of interpretation of the christian say no a crime happened here it is absolutely 100 percent are sufficiently protected speech. live from moscow where it's just past 5 o'clock in the morning watching r t international thank you for joining us. russia's investigative committee has released identity of the gunman who opened fire outside the headquarters of the federal security service building in central moscow on thursday evening that you 9 year old afghani manure of lived in the moscow region he killed an f.s.b. officer. before himself before shooting he before being shot dead himself another
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officer died later in hospital 5 other people including one civilian were injured at the moment the investigation into possible motives is still ongoing here's how the situation unfolded at the same. situation when you get to the end we heard strange sounds we needed to realize that we should hide then we heard someone in the street shouting go back go back. to the single person i were shooting randomly and i think we heard him shout out something but we didn't manage to make out what he was shouting at. the city in a basement we're watching now when
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a guy came and we've just been outside and he told us there was a shooting i'm so injured passengers he told us the injured party had been dragged into the cafe. there are reports that the russian investigative committee has searched the home of the suspect and interviewed his family and friends we spoke to the neighbors and father of the shooter. but lately he became very secretive and also got some kind of strange eastern accent he used to tell me that he liked shooting and even wanted to get a sports rank become a more star or sports team where he worked he replied in the emirates embassy as a security guard but i do not know why it isn't true he was a very calm guy and then somehow the change started growing his beard maybe it happened of the his grandmother. he's a lawyer worked somewhere in moscow he comes from a good family mother grandmother he was a good man he was always very polite attentive i can't say anything bad about him i
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can't believe what's happened in the country does in your house and he was he wasn't aggressive very calm quite quiet he was lonely no friends no girlfriend we found out about his hoby by accident he invited my husband to join him at a shooting range when he refused the topic was never raised again although we now know is what we've been finding out now from the media but chick. with some more details on this story here's our correspondent ego stand off. it wasn't calm last night here the f.s.b. building is just to the left of me and the whole thing happened at around half past 6 in the evening right on the opposite side of this main f.s.b. building of this f.s.b. had quarter according to an unconfirmed video which we can show you right now the alleged shooter took his position between behind one of the columns right again on the opposite side of this building he took aim armed with an assault rifle and he
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opened fire it seemed that he was specifically targeting f.s.b. offices coming out of the building now just to give you an idea as to how busy it was here last night what you're seeing right now is pretty white desolation compared to that because this is the heart of moscow it's the very center of the russian capital it's a trendy and hip area with plenty of bars cafes and restaurants so at 6 o'clock it wasn't just the end of the work shift wasn't just the end of the work they wasn't just people leaving their offices offices out on the streets but also plenty of people just out and about plenty of tourists i mean if you just look over there christmas decorations are already up here so people were doing their christmas shopping there's a st regis hotel right across the street from me so there were literally hundreds of people out and about on the square and they were terrified by the shooting but
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initially many of them were confused because with christmas right around the corner many of them mistook the 1st burst of fire with well fireworks. i was sitting with my friends at a bar when the shooting began it was the sound of a kalashnikov assault rifle i know what it sounds like my friends were like oh it must be firecrackers but i told them no way it's not firecrackers and then we saw people running down the street it was scary at 5 or 10 minutes past 6 the gunfire began and it was not just a few shots it came in bursts we saw officers taking cover behind the cars. left work met up with my girlfriend and when we heard some dull sounds in the distance i thought at 1st it was fireworks or some firecrackers but as the sound continued we realized something was wrong traffic police who were on the connecticut bridge as usual began evacuating people they apparently caught on to what was going on people started running we heard the gunfire plenty of details are
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missing right now no more official information as as of yet we do know that the russian president is being kept in the loop of this attack right here in the heart of moscow. security analyst charles he read outlined what he thinks things could go from here. they've said. from according to reports that nobody else was involved in this attack they will want to be sure that nobody else is actually involved in any planning aspects or in terms of assisting the government and that may take some time for example the examination of mobile phone records of any c.c.t.v. records and of course any. e-mails communications and so on that might be held on the suspects computers and elsewhere and of course that would require house searches and so on but the fact is i think that even if you were going to have the most benign government the most benign state in any country the world you will get some people who will react violently to the policies of that autopsy just react violently because of policy because of instance or background or the circumstances
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of their own personal lives. now turning to some other headline news 3 and a half years after the british people voted for the u.k. to leave the european union 3 prime ministers later and 4 breaks it deals with checked by parliament m.p.'s a fine begin their backing to an exit plan is to early has more details. it would appear that way off the 3 and a half years of delays and gridlock in the house of parliament that overwhelming victory in terms of the seats won for the conservative party last week in the general election means that boris johnson could today get his drugs that deal approved by parliament he did so with a majority of our 120124 he managed to get it through and so what that means is by january 31st the u.k. will be leaving the e.u. at which point they will enter into an implementation period or transition period that despite that vote today despite the win for the conservatives last week brags
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it still leaves many issues on the zoltan also leaves the country bitterly divided one of the main divisions of course comes to the issue of scotland now scotland voted by 2 thirds roughly to remain in the european union during that referendum and also last week they won an overwhelming number of the seats in scotland the s.n.p. that is the scottish national party who are of course pro independence and so they take that as a mandate that the scottish people don't want to be dragged out of the e.u. and that they want that independence and those divisions remained clear in the house of commons today before that vote was held. learns the emphatic lesson of the last call and unlike members opposite and reject any delay scotland could not talk been cleared of last week we did not call for breaks it come in the s.n.p. with a greater monday shows and still totally and utterly rejects break ca
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this tale is a road map for the reckless direction in which the government prime minister adi term and to take our country the story story of the last 3 dollars you will be at today and we would be able to move forward one of the concerts particularly. for the labor leader during the quarter and with workers' rights the government has now taken out a part of the bill the motion within the bill that would have ensured the protection of workers' rights following prices so that's now no longer going to be part of that deal or the government's priority with that deal and also they have inserted the clause making it strict and making it more difficult if not impossible for an extension to the transition period what that means is that the government would only have from the day leave by the end of january of next year till the end of december takes you to negotiate a trade deal there are many who say that 11 months simply isn't a long enough time for
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a trade deal to be struck and also go having provisions for u.k. courts to be able to question and challenge and the piece of legislation by the european court of justice that remains in u.k. law so as far as boris johnson is concerned he's going to be powering on with his efforts to take the u.k. out of the european union well independent political commentator and see whether believe the opposition will now lessen its still ity to the government. there is cause for celebration for the country because the 1st period of uncertainty will be over and there's cause for celebration because boris johnson has actually married a commitment which is come true the conservative party has got a huge majority they can get through anything very wants. but that will be a positive thing from the point of view of bracks it's all her course. because of concern might be on other issues where. you could argue that they haven't really
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yasser mandates but i think the public have given a mandate on the subject to break through. and i think certainly some of the opposition think is will probably turn down their rhetoric including even the who a lot of people are getting fed up with because they're only had 45 percent of the vote very claim to speak up for the scottish people which very very clearly don't so i think over the coming months we're going to see some more really sort. of a man accused of stealing and burning and l.g. bt flag from the us church has been sentenced to 16 years in jail after being found guilty of committing a hate crime adolfo martinez was 1st arrested in june and accused of desecrating the flag belonging to a local church in iowa earlier in the week he was convicted on charges of not only committing a hate crime but also 3rd degree harassment and reckless use of fire martinez
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admitted to opposing homosexuality but the length of his sentence has caused some debate why does the left cheer when the american flag is burning no one goes to jail for that but they do for burning an activist movements flag wow he got more years than murderers get in the u.k. unbelievable so burning a rainbow flag is hate speech burning an american flag is freedom of speech i see. he should have burned the american flag then he would have been praised statues dedicated it is disproportionate it is not commensurate with the crime committed however there are some disturbing elements a he was not given this sentence purely for stealing the flag and for burning it there were also. accusations and claims of arson and threats to burn
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down other properties namely a strip club when it came to course he did not express any regrets and indeed justify his actions based upon his particular extremist interpretation of the christian faith no a crime happened here it is absolutely 100 percent our institutionally protected speech to burn the gates of the gay pride flag in the same way that according to the supreme court's also protected speech to burn the american flag i would say that the l.g.b. flag is a bit different from the american flag because it days ignites a specific community in the same way as maybe burning a jewish flag might designate the jewish community and i think on balance probably we have to defend the freedom to burn a flag but what is exceptional in this particular case is the arson the threats the harassment this guy's sentence was yes there was a threats of arson but it was may is so extreme because of the hate crime
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designation and burning this flag i don't believe that this flag necessarily represents the rainbow flag i don't think it represents gay individuals maybe at one point it attempted to but it is we've come to a point where the rainbow flag and all the symbolism represents an l g b t political ideology there are still loads of discrimination free practices and laws and institutions there are parts united states where l.g. because most people do not have protection in the workplace for example they can be sacked from their jobs just because of their sexuality they could be in. victim victims from housing on the base of the search already that exist those rights just in sums those rights exist in some states that exist in all states america loves gay people we don't need there's this narrative of discrimination is complete frwy and we don't need more laws to try to protect the border not necessary quite clearly with this incident that happened with this particular man the battle is not over there are some people who are prepared to go to a violent end to dehumanize our community to express their opposition to our
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community gay americans outspend and out there straight counterparts they have every right in this country they can get married now in many respects gay people at the top of the food chain so why would these laws even still be on the books especially for gays it's a non-issue and and i think we need to repeal. a setback for the u.s. space program boeing's stall on a spacecraft has failed a nasa flight test on friday the starliner was supposed to dock with the international space station when the orbital procedure went wrong then the ship was forced to return home the test flight was a key part of nasa is plan to end u.s. dependence on russia for space writes no one was on board as the flight was supposed to be one of the final tests before a man the launch during the flight boeing announced on twitter that there had been an off normal insertion on air announce the said mission control is weighing all its options and the life was cut.
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now we turn to this breaking news president trump has signed a defense bill that will see sanctions imposed on russia's turks stream and north train to gas pipeline projects and that is despite germany's vocal opposition to the measures targeting the north rim project. evil is a good federal government is against extraterritorial sanctions really don't approve of this practice we oppose especially extraterritorial sanctions that his german and european companies. know extreme too is a gas pipeline being built from russia to germany through the baltic sea it spans over a 1000 kilometers and the u.s. has long voiced its opposition to the project going as far as to threaten european companies. the united states commands all our european partners who's taken a strong stand against nordstrom too. and we commend others to do the same germany is totally controlled by russia because they were getting from 60 to 70 percent of
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their energy from russia and a new pipeline this pipeline if completed would make europe even more dependent on russian energy would generate billions of dollars for putin billions of dollars that would fund the russian military aggression we don't want your energy supplies to be dependent on platinum or put. well in response to the american legislation swiss starch construction company all seas has suspended work on the north train to project us libertarian party presidential candidate alvin vor thinks washington should mix political and economic interests it is a mark of a very problematic foreign policy a disease foreign policy there is based on the fiction there american companies and american individuals care at all where we get the needed resources from whether the united states get resort to get oil from russia or canada or iran hoary the edge it
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doesn't make any real difference to us trying to micromanage the economy the world economy based on political motives all it's going to do is create economic data loss that's how you create economic deadweight that's how you increase the price of needed goods that's how you decrease access so it's part of a it's an extension of a longstanding american policy to conflate non economic concerns with economic with economic issues creating higher prices lower quality and lower access. yet another security breach scandal has hit social media giant facebook as a new massive online database has been found that could potentially be used against the site's users more than 267000000 facebook users id's of phone numbers and names were exposed most of the affected uses were from the us and this database has since been taken offline facebook's stated to r.t.
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that they think the records were obtained before recent security upgrades. were looking into this issue but believe this is likely information obtained before changes we made in the past few years to better protect people's information on facebook has been marred by security breach scandals and that's despite his efforts to combat leaks here's a look at back at some past examples. we
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didn't take a broad enough view of our responsibility and that was a big mistake and it was my mistake and i'm sorry. we've had a series of different data exposures data leaks and facebook has how to respond reactively to a large number because it's been on the back foot we are going to see more breaches more incidents to come because 1st of all they haven't fixed every single problem and secondly they're all amounts of data that took already be taken through facebook that have yet to be exposed elsewhere as was the case here the problem that facebook has though is that eventually it is going to lose people's trust if it continues to behave in this way and no amount of money is going to buy back the trust and at the same time with the new g.d.p. our regulations and europe it may face being blocked from processing dates when
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you're all even sharing data with the u.s. . thousands a form of french soldiers sometimes from any internets have to enter heidi crepes in the middle east since 2012 that's according to a new report by the center for the analysis of terrorism and shouting penske explains. this new study released the lid to what seems to be a very problem in the french forces it talks about former military personnel who have gone along to join the terror groups in areas like iraq and syria the center identified around 30 former french soldiers who had been in syria or iraq or who had taken part in attacks in france after training for several months sometimes years these exile jews made the choice to abandon the french flag and fight instead under the banner of a terrorist group now it talks about the numbers it says around 35 have been
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logical eyes in the last 8 years while that number doesn't seem to be huge it does point to a very worrying problem french. a strategic point ground for terror groups because they are looking to pick up people with specialists military and tactical and also weapons expertise during their time in the french army they learned how to handle weapons and explosives skills that enabled some of them to take up strategic roles within terrorist groups others having failed to reach combat zones determined to take up arms against fronts by planning attacks on different strategic sites typically of a military kind but the reality is this isn't a new issue in france back in the 1990 s. and even in the early 2000 they were cases of former french soldiers who went by made jihad going to countries such as pows and afghanistan to join up with groups to fight this report also goes on to talk about why if these soldiers are these
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former soldiers the scene is being so important not just because of that military knowledge but because they can pass the only joy to know this jihad the fruit so it may only be 13 individuals over the last few years but those 30 individuals could have trained hundreds if not thousands of others passing on that expertise knowledge. that is what the real concern is about this there was even some examples in this study of some individuals who had already decided they would going to make jihad and had decided to join the military after that so they could glean that specialist information that could be used for terror groups in the future now the report does conclude that the french army has taken measures to try and prevent radicalization it's also got measures in place trying to tact radicalization that might be taking place that's all well and said for those who are still in the army but it doesn't address the problem of former french soldiers who've left the army
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and now prime targets for terrorists to make them declines to. news out think an armor is on the look would not be banking and around 30 minutes time with most tourists from around the world see them. have.
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you know world of big partisan movies lot and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that mainstream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smarter we need to stop slamming the door on the bats and shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now for watching closely watching the hawks. is you'll media a reflection of reality. in a world transformed. what will make you feel safe from. thyssen
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nation full community. are you going the right way or are you being led. direct. what is truth what's his fate. in the world corrupted you need to descend. to join us in the depths. or inmate in the shallowness of. what politicians do something anything. they put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president i'm sure. you somehow want to be wrestled. to the right to be press this is like the full story in the morning can't be good that i'm interested always in the lawyers in the how. to
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sit. there is one organized force which traditionally plenty of fluids but with all its flaws it's been in the forefront of the. efforts to improve the lives of the general population that's organized labor so also a barrier to corporate tyranny so as the one barrier to this vicious cycle going on which does lead to corporate tyranny.
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a major reason for the concentrated on us fanatic attack on unions our guys labor is they are a democratizing force. the provide a barrier that defends the workers' rights but also popular its general. tenor that interferes with the pariah that is now or for those who own and manage a society. i should say that anti union sentiment in the united states among elites is so strong that the fundamental couper of labor rights the basic principle in the international labor organization is the right of free association which would mean the right to form unions u.s.
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has never ratified. so i think the us may be alone among major sadies in. respect. it's considered so far out of the spectrum of american politics it literally has never been considered. a remember the us has a long and very violent labor history as compared with countless societies. but the labor movement had been very strong the by the 1920 s. in the period not unlike today it was virtually crashed back by every strike but by act i think paragraph that's been a casualty. also not fair or right just last week that it was going to get that all right. yes. rather. than insert.

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