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the more complex way i am one of the things that we learn is to how to join in with love to contagiously to love and somebody else loves even if you don't know why they're laughing. one person is killed in 5 the rings you did the shooting meet the federal security service building in central moscow witnesses have described the attack. at 5 or 10 minutes past 6 the gunfire began but it was not just a few shots it came in bursts we saw officers taking cover behind the cars in the last minutes attempt to disrupt russian gas supplies to europe us senate says of whom the swiss company that crippling sanctions will put it out of business if it doesn't stop work on the almost completed more string to pipeline. and scotland fully moved to seek another independence referendum on scottish national party made
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big gains in the case recent general election. although the welcome you're watching r.t. international where she's going to 11 in the morning here in moscow now investigators are still trying to establish the identity of the attacker who opened fire outside the federal security service building in central moscow last night he killed an f.s.b. officer before being shot dead himself 5 other people were injured. i was rooting for 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.
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to us and you'll miss it when the 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. at. them when i'm with them he was sitting in a basement we're watching now when a guy came and who just cannot side and he told us there was a shooting outside i'm so injured pos and he told us the injured party had been dragged into a cafe. but wasn't calm last night at 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 quotes this according to an unconfirmed video which we can show you right now
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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 opened fire it seemed that he was specifically targeting f.s.b. offices coming out of the building one of his b. officer has been shot dead 4 of them wounded and one wounded was a civilian all those 5 people right now right now receiving medical treatment and medical care now just to give you an idea as to how busy it was here last night what you're seeing right now is putting my. ation 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 baa's cafes and restaurants so at 6 o'clock it wasn't just the end of the work shift it wasn't just the end of the work they wasn't just people leaving their offices offices out on the streets but also plenty
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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 initially many of them were confused because with christmas right around the corner many of them is still the 1st burst so fire with well fireworks. i was sitting with my friends at a bar when the shooting began and 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 and 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.
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left to 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 with traffic police who are in the business key bridge as usual began evacuating people got on to what was going on people started running we heard the gunfire while the security services right now looking to establish the identity of the shooter as well as his motives but the timing i should say the timing of the attack is well it's suggestive not only did it coincide with latimer putin's main media conference and. you will and of the media conference but it also happened on the security services day the official security services day there was a celebration over there in the kremlin and there were plenty of members of security services there and lattimer putin the russian president he was there to to congratulate them on their official on their official day so again plenty of
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details are missing right now no more official information 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 and former british army officer gave us his appraisal of the situation and told us where things could go from here . well the police and security services will be looking really to establish 2 aspects of this is an absolute priority the 1st of course is the identity of this person and they may well already know that and of course will give a very good and a very strong indication i think of what they were to vacation in this case was what it was political or personal or indeed some other aspect that was driving the motivation here and 2nd of course even though they've said it's from according to reports that nobody else was involved in this attack they will want to be sure that nobody else was actually involved in any planning aspects or in terms of assisting
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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 suspect's 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 will react violently and i assume the policies of that will have on it because of policy because of instance or background or the circumstances of their own personal lives. u.s. senators have resorted to bullying tactics threatening us with the company with sanctions that could cripple its business if it doesn't stop working on the construction of the north pipeline europe is livid with washington over its last minute attempts to disrupt russian gas supplies to europe tale it's now out how the
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u.s. is trying to blackmail its allies when it comes to energy policy. they say politics is a dutch game and its players can be selfish greedy and unethical but for the most part these pretend they're 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 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 gotten 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 that's on the brink of completion the us though is in its greatest fan the united states commands all our
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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 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
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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 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
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to economic blackmail europe depended on russia is not good for europe but 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 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 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
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we have it americans who propounded the virtues of the free market aren't 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 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. we spoke with me and he's the executive director of the eurasia center about this he told us that the u.s. is trying to pressure its allies into buying liquefied natural gas from america.
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it's an economic issue more than any type of a security issue i mean i find it interesting that that the u.s. they're trying to dictate economic development energy policy to europe and europe needs this energy both from reducing their coal and nuclear or percentage of power as well as well as to provide an engine to their economic growth and you know russia has been a very reliable and i think it's 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. l.n.g. gas but europe does not make them competitive to pay anywhere from 50 percent to twice the amount for energy and the elegy is not reliable you've got weather conditions you've got shipping conditions you've got everything else so from a european perspective the most secure way to ensure an independent.
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energy policy and energy security from my perspective completion of north korean to . another new scotland is seeking another independence referendum its 1st minister nicola sturgeon has made a formal request british prime minister orosz johnson. picks up the story. of 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 now one of those issues which is a result because of that election is the question of scottish independence and the british government saying that 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
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and you know all of this has been brought into closer 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. a concern what happened after briggs 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 what by politicians scotland made very clear last week that it does not warrant a tool the government led by boris johnson teaching is a of europe and path that we haven't chosen. but that is the future we feast if we don't have the opportunity to consider the tentative of independence 5 years ago
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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 of ours 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 breaks it changed everything the scottish people voted overwhelmingly by around 2 thirds of the population to remain in the e.u. and with the u.k. looking to leave the european union by the end of next january moods are strengthening north of the border. for muskoka champagne tommy sheridan believes that the recent u.k. election does show that i knew scotland can determine its political future. things number one. of the tories clearly a rejection and have been rejected no key to this is very important to bear this in maine there have been 17 general elections of the last 60 years the juries in
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scotland of last every one of them they haven't won an election in scotland and and since 1955 so the tories are despised in scotland however what the selection also wasn't indorsement of scotland's rate to choose it would be wrong and no one is saying this the law says it was a vote for independence lucia voted labor were also voting for scotland the rate to choose the taming of the next referendum the utopian union would find a friendship a welcoming hand to the people of scotland 2020 is the year of scotland's democracy democracy starts on january 11th we're going to be marching in glasgow and we're going to be seeing the loading clear join soon you have no monday in scotland you cannot prevent us from having the right to choose. still ahead for you over a 100 doctors have signed an open letter to the straining government urging cambra
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to intervene in the case of the whistleblower the sanjian they fear could die in jail have a look at this in more detail just tough. all of us will hopes it has been absolutely true of babies but says a behavior that appears even in deaf and blind babies even if you've never heard or seen laughter you will feel tickles bio parents. and then we learn how to use that in a more complex way i'm one of the things that we learn is to have to join in with laughter contagiously to love. when somebody else loves even if you don't know why they're laughing. is your media a reflection of reality. in a world transformed. what will make you feel safe from.
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high salacious little community. are you going the right way or are you being led so. what is true what is fake. in the world corrupted you need to descend. to join us in the depths. aura made in the shallows. welcome back the russian president has held his annual q. and a session with the media lasting just over 4 hours but i'm a poet in fielded questions on both domestic and international issues here are some of the key points that were raised.
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someone will always be yours what could be done is to cancel the 2 in a row amendment we have 2 terms in a row yours truly served 2 terms then resigned and had the constitutional right to return to the presidency because it was not 2 terms in a row the amendment confuses some of our political scientists and public figures so it could be counseled much. when it's just a continuation of political infighting which one party that lost the election of the democratic party is working with result through other methods accusing trump of collusion with russia then it's discovered that there was no inclusion that can't be the basis for impeachment now they've come up with pressure on ukraine i don't know what's this your representatives have a better idea. so it always goes on you as for
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statements from certain people various political figures about russia about me as the head of the country i have been used to treating this accordingly but i know what the interests of my country are and that it doesn't matter at all what anyone else says there is absolutely no value in comparing what they say with the fundamental tasks which russia is interested in solving congratulations to boris johnson nevertheless he turned out to be the winner he understood the mood of the british people better than his political opponents. for us activists could face prison time for their efforts to protect the venezuelan 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 venice. while a member say $37.00 days with permission from the president nicolas maduro the
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defendants are concerned that the judges denial will mean that the jury won't pay vital evidence in the case washington considers the present the presence of enduros government in the venezuelan embassy illegal as the us does recognize an opposition leader one quite as the leader of the crisis broke out in january when why they were trained in self interim president of venezuela with support from the u.s. and its allies present do rope used washington of orchestrating a coup to the activists facing jail over the embassy protests are kevin zeese an american lawyer and also adrian pyne an academic at the american university earlier my colleague hosanna lockwood spoke to the 2 activist. what's being claimed here is that the u.s. is not recognizing majeure as venezuela's leader 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 if the president says
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somebody is the president and the other country that person is a president no matter what else the facts are so if the president from said mickey mouse was the president 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 a 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 regally is 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're claiming is that this child is being politicized 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 gives can consider. what we have the right to a jury trial and the jury will be able to hear at least some evidence we will make an effort to. slane 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 function we hope to hear all those facts before the jury we're not giving up that effort the discovery motions that the judge ruled on last week certainly make it
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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 illegally and that recognize the president is in fact the president of venezuela. 500 doctors have made an impassioned playing restraining government they want camera to intervene in the case of the whistleblower gina songe claiming the imprisoned destroyed the nationals health is in grave danger and an open letter to the country's foreign minister him to put pressure on the u.k. where sanjay is being held and could face extradition to the u.s. for any king state secrets i want to signs to be returned to australia for urgent 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 and citizen survival to be endangered by
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a foreign government obstructing his human right to health it is an even more serious matter for the citizens' own government to refuse to him to ream against historical precedent and numerous converging lines of medical advice last month the doctors did send their 1st letter to the british home office after june a sanjay appeared in court their whistleblower struggle to recall his date of birth claiming that he couldn't think properly assigned complain to about the prison conditions the doctors warn that if nothing is done soon my action die in prison however the letter has fallen on deaf ears we did send a request to the u.k. home office to comment about this on the doctor's warning although we're safe are we haven't received a reply as sanjay appeared at a london court 5 video link on thursday from a maximum security prison waits being held we spoke to one of the authors of the open letter. we strive to show you the big. time that
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julian. came to do adequately treated right right continuing. the same harsh punitive conditions we have to leave. it to you create change his children's chorus and i will be a kid to he said do you. prefer. to be kept in solitary confinement for $23.00 a day it is a humiliating sentence you carry it is sure that prolongs states a sort of trickle line that may lead to severe. brain drain done which. and that brings up sites for the say watching our table back again in about half an hour's time.
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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 a vision 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. join me every thursday on the alex simon show and i'll be speaking to guests of the world of politics sports business i'm show business i'll see you then.
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volunteers so because visionaries made sophie shevardnadze so they say laughter is the best therapy and instead of the patient for mind and so on i guess today is skating around having a good laugh herself and having others rolling around the floor talking to neuroscientist professor of cognitive psychology and stand up comic sufi scott. sophos scott welcome to the show it's really great to have you with us so let me start of by asking why is laughter important to psychology i mean laughter hasn't been studied for a long time why are scientists getting into it now i think there's probably 2 ounces to that i think 11 on sirius the psychologists neuroscientists a good
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a lot more interested in positive emotions in general most of the research in psychology into emotions has focused on negative emotions and there's been a general recognition over the last 15 or so years that we need to pay more attention supposed to be emotions and i think secondly. when you still it's pay attention to it actually is a very interesting emotion in terms of how interesting me it's used by humans but also how extremely widespread he says ok so what we're going to actually try to deconstruct in detail wise laughter so peculiar and interesting let's start with gestures like gestures like nodding or finger rocking are different have different meaning from region to region but laughter and smiles there's sort of universal aren't they exactly so as far as we can see there are a subset of immune emotions with the express or the face of the voice which you can fully.


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