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to fight for the middle for the troops the time is now for watching closely watching the hawks. one person is killed and 5 are injured in the shooting need the federal security service building in central moscow. also this hour in the last minutes attempt to disrupt russian gas transit say your u.s. senators have warned a swiss company that crippling sanctions would put it out of business if it doesn't stop almost completed stream saying pipeline and scotland for many moves to seek another independence referendum after the scottish national party made big gains in the u.k.'s recent general election plus $100000000000.00 in donations is being held
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by the mormon church according to a whistleblower who claims it is misled its members into parting with their money people in new york tell us it's high time the church pay taxes. i'm not terribly surprised we should pay something but they just don't especially would be the guys who those big houses in the jetson tax free it's not for. clothes are you watching r t international where she's gone 9 in the morning hey. man vesta gate is still trying to establish the identity of the attacker who opened fire at side the federal security service building in central moscow last night he killed one f.s.b. officer before being shot dead himself 5 other people were injured there is get the latest now from down in the same. all of the shooting for siegel what's it like
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there now more further information to. well and it's already very quiet now the f.s.b. building is right there behind me and the shooting took place right outside of it late night not too late but in the evening the shooting he came to the building at around 6 pm and he took position behind one of the columns which you can see from here it's on the other side behind that building so he took position behind one of the columns armed with an assault rifle and he'll point fire. well now the shooting again took place at around 6 pm and just to give you an idea this is
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a trendy and hip area this is the very central moscow i mean it has been swarming with not just people who are off work but also by tourists by passes by and by people out and about i mean if you pan just over there the christmas decorations are already up here so you can imagine how many people just compared to what it is right now well right now it is desolated compared to what it is how it was last night so the fact that 5 people were injured other than other than the f.s.b. officer well it could be just a lucky chance or a very good work by the russian police who managed to neutralize to neutralize the shooter because again a lot of people were left with mixed feelings were left scared as for instance the shooting initially was mistook for fireworks for some maybe early christmas celebratory fireworks. i was sitting with my friends in a bar when the shooting began. it was the sound of
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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 and with. the when we heard 3 sounds we needed him to realize that we should hide then we heard someone in the street shouting go back go back i don't know who was screaming because i didn't see anything it felt like the shooting lasted for a very long time. and your mom wasn't shooting randomly and i think we heard him shout out something but we didn't manage to make out what he was shouting and when i'm with them he was sitting in a basement we watched and when a guy came man who'd just been outside and he told us there was a shooting out and also an injured pass and he told us the injured person had been dropped into a cafe 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 because
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you actually didn't see it at a minute or 2 past 6 i was leaving work you know i don't like staying at work late so i 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 you know as the sound continued we realized something was wrong traffic police who were on the connecticut bridge as usual began evacuating people say apparently caught on to what was going on people started running we heard the gunfire. well the security services are right now looking to establish the identity of the shooter as well as what his motives were but the timing of this shooting is suggestive but will it clear at the least not only did it take place one of lattimer putin on the day one of lattimer putin held his big annual media conference but also it happened on the official security service day security services day here in russia where vladimir putin also which vladimir putin also attended and even gave a speech. and coincidentally here is the part of what he said there.
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ok all right well i don't think we can quite hear that for the moment you go but certain we'll be talking to you throughout the morning hope you can get that then that was huge gaffe reporting for us there in central moscow thank you. now in other news u.s. senators have warned a swiss pipe playing company that sanctions will cripple its business if it does not stop working on the north trying to pipeline project and a last minute attempt to disrupt russian gas transit to europe the senate has approved a bill penalizing foreign companies involved in its construction it will come into effect as soon as it sees me donald trump signs the legislation into law saskia taylor has more. they say politics is a does he gave him and his players can be selfish greedy and unethical but for the most part they do is pretend they are in it for the right reasons and of playing by the rules i think someone might have forgotten to tell ted cruz you fisa binary
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choice stop now and leave the pipeline unfinished the express intention of the sanctions legislation which we all heard were make a foolish attempt to rush to complete the pipeline and reese putting your company out of the business forever so what's called an elected u.s. senator so riled up that he's sending out letters with the distinct whiff of blackmail to them how did you guess it's russia almost specifically north stream to the 1225 kilometer pipeline running from russia to germany but on the brink of completion the us though is in its greatest fan the united states commands all our european partners who have taken a strong stand against north stream to. and we commend others to do the same germany is totally controlled by russia because they were getting from 60 to 70 percent of their energy from russia and a new pipeline this pipeline if completed would make europe even more dependent on
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russian energy would generate billions of dollars for putin billions of dollars that would follow and the russian military aggression. we don't want your energy supplies to be defended. but america couldn't risk letting people make their own decisions time's running out of to rule they decide to to get it down in writing and possibile which will require don't try to impose sanctions on any foreign companies and individuals who are lending a helping hand in building the pipeline like the lucky recipient of cruises let's all see is a company of a 6000 kilometers away from washington in switzerland and like you'd expect from a politician at that level the latter is filled with all the signposts of a moderate person who's just ready to sit down and reach a compromise for the next decade your company and personnel will be entirely barred from the united states any transactions will be blocked all property will be frozen
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now clearly this is a matter very close to cruz's heart because earlier this month he introduced another piece of legislation protecting europe's energy security act that's despite some in europe not actually wanting any protection european energy policy must be decided in europe not the us we fundamentally reject outside intervention and sanctions with extra territorial effect but cruise thinks he knows better he needs to save poor europe from falling victim to those devious forces in moscow it would make europe even more dependent on russian energy and that makes europe susceptible to economic blackmail europe depended on russia is not good for europe it's not good for america i won't waste time and pointing out the irony and it's not even a cheeky one off blackmail kind of thing earlier this year u.s. ambassador to germany richard grinnell previously described by a german politician as acting like the high commissioner of an occupying power and
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persona non-grata also thought he'd flex his muscles we emphasize that companies involved in russian energy exports are taking part in something that. prompt a significant risk of sanctions now does not being a fan of something and then there's going to these kinds of lengths and causing diplomatic disputes it's almost as if the u.s. has something to lose from nordstrom to going ahead but it helps american jobs much better for european energy needs to be satisfied by american natural gas that creates jobs here in america rather than fueling putin's military how much and that we have it americans who propounded the virtues of the free market and happy about some healthy competition especially when the competition is providing a cheaper and faster alternative though i'll admit it does have one thing missing with the us in another year of record setting natural gas production i'm pleased
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that the department of energy is doing what it can to promote an efficient regulatory system that allows for molecules of u.s. freedom to be exported to the world and does cruise the like his freedom gas in fact last year alone he liked $765000.00 of it that's how much in donations he got from the oil and gas lobby making him the sector's top recipient in all of congress but really that's just by the by. an executive director of the eurasia center towers that the u.s. is trying to pressure it sound lies into buying american liquefied natural gas. it's an economic issue more than any type of security i mean i find it interesting that that the u.s. they're trying to dictate. economic development energy policy to europe and europe this energy from the reducing their polling for percentage of power as well as well
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to provide an engine for their economic growth and you know russia has been a very reliable and i think it i think it's basically an economic way to get back at russia but also they're going to be sanctioning their own allies to trying to twist their arms to buy more u.s. helen go but europe does not make them competitive to pay anywhere from 50 percent to twice the amount for for energy and the elegy is not reliable you've got weather conditions you've got shipping condition to get everything else so from a european perspective the most secure way to ensure an independent energy policy and energy security from my perspective is completion of north stream to. scotland to see another independence referendum his 1st minister nicolas has made a full request to the british prime minister. picks up the story. boris
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johnson the british prime minister took his place in parliament once more following that event election victory last week a very convincing one for boris johnson winning a strong parliamentary majority and as a result of that he was able to lay out his legislative agenda going forward over the next parliament and now one of those issues which is or isn't because of the election is a question of scottish independence and the british government saying. they're not going to even entertain it as they of course want to maintain the union we should resist because of those who would break up the united kingdom we should politely politely and respectfully. partnership and you know all of this has been brought into a close a focus following last week's general election the s.n.p. doing very well winning 48 seats pretty much a very overwhelming majority almost all of the seats in scotland while the tories won a majority 'd south of the border and elsewhere and so as far as the s.n.p.
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a concern what happened off the braggs it and the results of the election are a clear indication that the scottish people want to have another say when it comes to scottish independence he must have the right to consider the alternative of independence the question of independence must be to say good by the people i know it by politicians scotland made very clear last week that it does not warrant a tool the government led by boris johnson teaching is 8 of europe and path that we haven't chosen. but that is the future we feets if we don't have the opportunity to consider the terrorists of independence now 5 years ago there was a scottish independence referendum the scottish people voted by 55 percent to 45 percent to remain in the union with the rest of the united kingdom and so the u.k. government borrows johnson say that's it it's a once in a lifetime generation vote you don't get another say but for scotland the concern
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breaks it changed everything the scottish people voted overwhelmingly by around 2 thirds of the population to remain in the new and with the u.k. looking to leave the european union by the end of next january moods are strengthening north of the border and we scored a champagne tony sheridan believes that the recent u.k. election results to show that only scotland can determine its political future. they have been 17 general elections in the last 60 years the. last one of them they haven't won an election and. it would be wrong. for independents.
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to choose the. train. to the people of scotland 2020 is the year of scotland. and. prevent us from having to choose. join me every thursday on the alex i'm unsure when i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics sports i'm sure i'll see you then.
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again you with. us it's been alleged the mormon church is sitting on a $1000000000.00 in donations that it misled its members into making their whistleblower behind the claim used to be a senior portfolio manager at the church's investment division he also says too that the church may have breached tax rules. for many years the mormon church has been stockpiling $1.00 to $2000000000.00 a struck us tearing into reserve reserves inside our one c 3 non profit the church denies any wrongdoing saying it has the right to manage donations as it sees fit it adds to the whistleblower there is a disgruntled ex employee seeking compensation and r. c. source inside the church told us that the internal revenue service finished a major audit 2 years ago and found no problems all nonprofit organizations
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including churches are not obliged to pay taxes in the us people we spoke to new york were not surprised by the whistleblowers revelations. i'm not terribly surprised after all the scientology its money tax evasion what i feel like churches are corrupt there's always issues with $5.00 a one c. theories and churches and money and doing what they're doing they should pay definitely should pay taxes now especially with the guys who will have those big houses in the jetson tax free it's not fair that should pay something but they just don't that's constitution it's constitutional question do this a place axis more investigation more arrests. and it's doing that everything but no taxes let everybody everybody pick and sign he could risers it was an arm of the mormon church which ruled that it was not. born acquirements which is why they got the 1st right. we didn't have their reports. ready where are.
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you are. and we have a charitable purpose and you have to use that money for such a charitable purpose but in this situation i guess this particular and that's what are they were there was a bailout at the center of. the fallen so those are projects where there is no charitable purposes we are getting all those things that is for profit one 3rd here maybe they've said you have a friend. for us activists could face prison time for that or ethical to protect the venice wythe an embassy in washington from being taken over by followers of that country's opposition but the legal basis of the charges is now being questioned after the judge refused to admit some of the defendants evidence the activists were arrested on the 16th of may after living in the venezuelan embassy for 37 days with permission from the president nicolas maduro
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the defendants are concerned the judges denial will mean that the jury planes hey evidence 5 can see that case washington considers the press. we do government in the venezuelan embassy illegal as the us recognizes opposition leader one quiet oh when a crisis did break out in january when quite a proclaimed himself interim president of venezuela with the support from the u.s. and its allies during the keys washington of all the straight who really my colleague talks with the 2 would see were of those arrested at the embassy protest kevin zeese an american lawyer and also pyne an associate professor of anthropology at the american university. what's being claimed here is that the u.s. is not recognizing the jurors found as well as lida and this is somehow playing a part in a trial how could this happen in a trial in the united states and all the u.s. is sort of very strange rules in their courts one is that the president says
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somebody is the president and the other country that person is a president a matter what is the facts are so president from said mickey mouse was the president of venezuela and is a bastard it was donald duck and donald duck were just to leave and that was an order that we had the court will accept it's a very bizarre thing every sentence everybody in that courtroom. and in the government knows that would dural is the president and has always been the president use aleck to the president and he still the president come back to niger and why is it that you have lost faith in this trial well it's become clear that it's that the conditions of the trial are unfair we are not going to be allowed to defend ourselves it has been narrowed to such a degree that the only question is did we are did we not yet so day in order of the elites but the question of whether or not we where there are legally is not even
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being addressed and that is really at the core of the matter because if the order itself was illegal then we did nothing wrong if those facts were allowed into evidence then it would be clear that we have not violated the law that we have in fact protected it so if these facts haven't been allowed into evidence and what you are claiming is that this child is being proposed then kevin who is it being politicized by well i mean obviously the judge is making the decisions and she is reading the law in a way that restricts what gets can be considered. what we have the right to jury trial and a jury will be able to hear at least some evidence to make an effort to. swayne why we were in the embassy and why were there legally and how we were actually protecting the embassy and not interfering with the protective unction we hope to hear all those facts that the jury were not giving up that effort the discovery
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motions that the judge ruled on last week certainly make it more difficult but we're going to continue to pursue as much of a jury trial as we can we think it's important for us jury to rule that we were in the embassy legally and there recognize the president you girl is in fact the president of venezuela. over $100.00 doctors have made an impassioned claim to the strain government i want cambra to intervene in the case of the whistleblower jean the sounds claiming the imprisoned destroyed the nationals health is in grave danger and open letter to the country's foreign minister and medical professionals to him to put pressure on the u.k. where he's being held they want to sounds to be returned to australia for treatment . should mr sloan's die in a british prison people want to know what you did to prevent his death it is an extremely serious matter for history in citizen survival to be endangered by a foreign government obstructing his human right to health it is an even more
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serious matter for the citizens own government to refuse to intervene against historical precedents and numerous converging lines of medical advice well last month a medical group sent their 1st letter to the british home office after achieving the signs you paid in court there were so blow a struggle to record his date of birth claiming that he couldn't think properly sounds also complained about the prison conditions to the doctors warn that if nothing is done soon songe could actually die in prison however the letter has fallen on death we did send a request to the u.k. home office to comment on the doctor's warning and they were safe are we haven't received a reply as sanjay paid a london caught fire video link on thursday from a maximum security prison where he is being held we spoke to one of the authors of the open letter dr mark i cheat. we struggle to show you there's a big psychological culture that drilling sound cannot be adequately treated the
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way continuing under the same harsh punitive conditions where literally the unions would change his children's course and i would be a kid is in the room and you should prove. to be kept in solitary confinement for $23.00 a day it was a humiliating and if you carry with you sure that prolongs states is there a trickle find a way to leak it so they're in the us to bring rain down which. so that's how the news is looking at safe this morning here in r.t. was good to have a company plenty of stories for you to our website you can find those that are today.
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well it finally happened donald trump has been impeached by the house of representatives in complete opposition to what the founders had in bishan the articles voted on were along party lines it is highly unlikely the senate will vote to remove the president from office so what is the point of this entire exercise. bar there's. no room light of. the room. my name is drawn more than i was. imprisoned by the my life. case to grab some media attention and it's a shooting in a 16 year old's 16th birthday party. so i think the place is how a lot of pressure. close to kids. already is
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i mean. it's like. you know so far they are all for the shorter one basically with this that all of this you never thought i was standing right next. to me for is because you got to keep in mind what to do in those 1617 homes so. you could lose their lives as plunder to his peers. who flew. for more than just. flown out to troops. most people think just stand out in this business you need to be the 1st one on top of the story or the person with the loudest voice of the biggest ratings in truth to stand out of the news business you just need the right questions and demand the
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right answer. question. in the troubled 19 seventies a group of killers rampage through parts of northern ireland that was coordinated loyalist attacks protected on the catholic population in belfast tens of thousands were forced to flee their homes and what was striking about these attacks was that the r.u.c. the police actually took part in the attacks so instead of preventing it they were active participants and the burning of whole streets in belfast at that clinic more than a 100 innocent civilians were in ludovic as the review continues and we found out more i was surprised about the extent of the currents which the killers and was involved in some of those cases the killers would later be named into the now we're getting i think it went to the very very top i think it
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is a process that was fair where all the patients you thought was going on and gave the go ahead.


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