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headline stories this hour police in finland say believe that friday's stabbing attack which left today was an act of terror the main suspect is an eighteen year old moroccan asylum seeker. seven people are knife during an assault in siberia police haven't confirmed it was terrorism state claims responsibility. we didn't get any benefit from the us they target civilian houses but they don't target. stalled progress some increasing casualties.
for america's longest running. around the clock across the world this is r t international from the team and myself you know not only a welcome to the program our top story this hour police in finland confirm they are treating friday's mass stabbing which left two people dead. 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 authorities we spoke to a journalist in the city of turku where the assault. but 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 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 this 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 hoosen song where at large possibly in europe some finnish police go 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 one it's holly and a university researcher one brit and one swedish person who all these three are still in hospital police had. given decided 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's to it will have to be this yes that they had to. resort to two people dying on the streets of two of who had been very well planned and carried out the brutality meanwhile police in the russian city of surrogates 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 said meanwhile has claimed it was responsible igor saddam 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 that 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 the protests have erupted in the spanish city of forceable in the wake of this week's twin terror attacks which there fourteen people dead over one hundred injured and see islam demonstrators clash with groups who turned out to oppose them on last night on this were a man plowed into the crowds of people on thursday i. was
. god. was it was well the details have been emerging all the time and different aspects as well because some of those caught up in the attacks in spain had been affected we've learned by terrorism in the past chris pauley was one of them he had survived the manchester bombing another is julia monaco the barcelona attack was her third brush with terrorism while the family of scott tran who was also a lesser on list has experienced two deadly events and kate partridge spoke with him. what happened here in the heart of boss alone not affected hundreds of people their relatives found the 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 city looking twenty fifteen and about to crash face. was painfully familiar you knew immediately what what was going on i mean i lived 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 with 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 local laws 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 and markers cross your. yes the food 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 of security cameras captured the moment the vase. sped past a shop on lost in barcelona can be seen trying to get out of its path islamic state later claimed responsibility for the atrocity we spoke to former u.k. home office counterterrorism adviser john mcneil that 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 toxic 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. going on to other news this hour the american president's chief strategist steve bartman has left the white house even before donald trump took office bannon was seen as a key figure in his or he spent only six months as the president's top tactician a white house statement explained the decision for balance the part sure it said it was a mutual one he'll return to being the executive chairman of breitbart news one commentator we spoke to died bannon'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. icing on the cake for these people they will they like him they
you know the fact that he's being in that 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 to from a political standpoint well bannon is the latest in a long list of departures from the trumpet ministration following his exit bahman said he's ready to go to war for trump against his opponents on capitol hill as well as the media corporate america he said over here's what he added later 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 on 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 staying stateside protesters in the capital city have poured red paints over a statue of a confederate military officer and are demanding it be taken down the moneymen represents officer albert pike and is located in judicial rescreen or in washington scuffles broke out next to the statue when several men claiming to be journalist argued with protesters the issue of racially divisive monuments is playing out right across the country after the unrest in the city of charlottesville a week ago. meanwhile in new york city subway tiles the times square station will
not 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 artie's caleb maupin reports now 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 first people 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 concepts 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 human beings 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 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 right yeah 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.
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 or that everybody that supported trump is a racist or or even going further that every single white person is racism i'm completely against this. discontent is growing in afghanistan over u.s. military policy with in the country and more often. here's what people have been saying about rejected in the us it actually does
belong to. the only show i go out of my way to. the really packs a punch oh yeah john oliver of r t america is doing the same. apparently better than. the c. people you've never heard of love to the. president of the world bank. because we're going to. send us an e-mail. 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 a goldman sachs suffer any losses at all remember they banking 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 bailout and then to pay for the bailout they'd have to go into people's pension accounts and they have to grab that money or wells fargo and go into your
personal account and grab that money. seventy minutes into the program welcome back frustrated afghans are growing increasingly on easy over the u.s. led military campaign in their country seeing the civilian deaths and destruction are yielding results in the fight against. can you see the damage house they dropped the mother 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 the target valley with islamic state groups are 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 to have the coaches or the hundred armed men i could clear this value and these in a matter of hours but they didn't do it meanwhile president trump spent several hours at a meeting with his military and foreign policy team discussing the long awaited strategy up date for the war in afghanistan he took to twitter to announce that decisions have been made but did not 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 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 i've 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 they don't 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 it 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 and his 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 do believe it will involve additional forces to 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. i'm up or down. r.t. washington d.c. . turkey's president reject to one has hit back at germany's foreign minister with some scathing criticism after a cigar 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 live as rod began over
president obama's call for turkish nationals not to vote for establishment parties including chancellor merkel's course the major star in the german media foreign minister gabriele described it as quote brutal meddling in the country's internal affairs and on preceded some sort of an attack in particular against merkel the chancellor has been facing a lot of public criticism from german officials to lately for instance accuse merkel of. the u.s. after she pledged to boost name to spending the chancellor was also heckled at a rally she spoke out on thursday. this is. this you know it's a. runner up is a former german intelligence officers and he told us earlier on this call will have little impact in the election. i don't think it's.
true the dorothy of the church hope they shouldn't very much because mine already. that is my meet up is not grow do stuff for parties at all. in germany. has changed also amongst. german citizens. i think it may only be. the so-called election recruitment they should. be shot in march not in. a hocking tool with the potential to alter a crime scene for the first time researchers in the us have created a d.n.a. strand i can infiltrate computers they successfully encoded malware into
a small d.n.a. sequence they purchased on the internet then when a computer was used to try and unlike the biological data the device was compromised although the scientists behind the experiments say they're a breakthrough doesn't pose much of a security threat and that it was just about highlighting possible risks in the field of biohacking some experts believe otherwise they warn that cyber criminals code for example altered d.n.a. evidence plant false information on a person's genetic profile and gain access to sensitive computer records for a philosopher a slow voice you sick it's the start of a slippery slope. it's just an interesting think the procedure at least logically it's not very complicated but we should look at the background of beat the background each dead our lives human lives our identity and i do wish there were a series of far more laughs so we had effectively getting some kind of
a post-human universe where everything out you know the most identity and be what it used to are far more than the fact that it was possible to break into a computer through a dean d.n.a. means that our identity it doesn't mean by d.n.a. it's nothing more than just not that a computer far more law. skyline of the russian. with a fireworks. festival a spectacular display is being put on by russia's biggest company which is celebrating its tenth. on the today show from europe asia. competition to take first
wealthy. were welcome children yes thank you good night my name a summer you know leave camp i'm named after an a descendant all of a general robert e. lee who should probably fire his publicist. i'm not kidding though he's actually my great great great great great great third cousin. really but he never even tells me a birthday card right so he's you know what he's dead to me is dead. anyway both sides being named julie descended from les growing up in richmond virginia the capital of the confederacy and attending the university of virginia in charlottesville last weekend i was also ten feet from the charlottesville terror attack as it happened so that is who i am and where i come from and what happened
this week and i'm saying it's time to take down the statues of robert thorough well i'll tell you i'll tell you what we don't even have to take him down or i just move them all to a big building where anyone who wants to go see them can it will be called the museum of. i use the most divisive of all beyond. i don't have robert e. lynn and stonewall jag zahn and j. edgar hoover are and i joe paternalist fact you they took candy had penned stay after it came out he was defending a plan to file you know you and it'll have bill o'reilly not not a statue just bill o'reilly. just be greeting people and grab their whatever and whatever he does and be kind of like the creationist museum in kentucky.