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well the truth. one person is killed in 5 in a shooting me the federal security service building in central moscow witnesses have described the attack. 10 minutes past 6 the gunfire began and it was not shot straight came in bursts officers taking cover behind the cars in the last minutes time to destruct russian gas supplies to europe. born to swiss company crippling sanctions will put it out of business if it doesn't stop working on the almost completed. pipeline and the british government rejects
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scottish demands for another independence referendum after the scottish national party made big gains in the u.k.'s recent general election. good afternoon you're watching international investigators are still trying to establish the identity of the attacker who opened fire inside 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. with recently news if the when we heard 3 sounds we needed to realize that we should try it and then we heard someone in the street shouting go back go back.
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in those circles and you'll miss it when the man 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. for 16 abasement we're watching now when a guy came and put just going outside and he told us there was a shooting out that we sent an injured possum he told us the engine has had been dragged into the thing. it wasn't calm last night and 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
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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 desk. elation 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
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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 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 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 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 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 in the business can bridge as usual b.n. evacuating people they barely 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. and of the media conference but also how the security services state 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 vladimir putin the russian president he was there to to
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congratulate them on their official on their official day so again plenty of 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 place and the 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 their motivation 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
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nobody else was 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 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 to what you will get some people will react violently and i assume the process of that will shift running because of policy because of instance or background or the circumstances of their own personal lives. now u.s. senators have resorted to bullying tactics threatening a swiss company with sanctions that could cripple its business if it doesn't stop working on the construction of the nord stream to pipeline europe is livid with washington over these last minute attempts to disrupt russian gas supplies to
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europe it's us you tell you to look now at how the 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 on half the coal but for the most part these pretend they're in it for the right reasons and a playing by the rules i think someone might have forgotten to tell ted cruz you free so binary choice stop now and leave the pipeline unfinished the express intention. 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
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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 on russian military aggression. we don't want your energy supplies to be defended. but america couldn't risk letting people make the 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 it's not good for america i won't waste time in pointing out the irony and it's not even a cheeky one off blackmail kind of thing at the cia 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 it not being a fine of something and then there's going to these kinds of lengths and causing diplomatic disputes it's almost as if the us 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 we have it americans who propounded the
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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 they 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 the rasmus and he's the executive director of the center of this new poll just say that the u.s. is trying to pressure in his opinion its allies into buying liquefied natural gas
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from america. it's an economic issue more than any type of the security of 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 percentage of power as well as well 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. elegy 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 is completion of nordstrom to . dk government has rejected demands for a nice scottish independence referendum that after the 1st minister nicola sturgeon might a formal request to hold another sized surround me as the story. so 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 the 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
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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 and pretty much a very overwhelming majority almost all of the seats in scotland while the tories won a majority south of the border and elsewhere and so as far as the s.n.p. 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 to any government led by boris johnson teaching his 8 of you to. path that we haven't chosen. but that is the future we feets if we don't have the opportunity to
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consider the tentative 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 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. the former scottish m.p. tommy sheridan believes that the recent u.k. election shows that i need scotland can determine his political future. things number one as a rejection of the tories clearly a rejection and have been rejected no keith it is very important to bear this in
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mind that have been 17 general elections of the last 60 years the chinese and scotland of last every one of them they haven't won an election in scotland and and since 1955 so the tories despised in scotland however what the selection also was an endorsement of scotland's rate to choose it would be wrong and newly saying this the law says it was a vote for independence loser vote labor were also voting for scotland's rate to choose the taming of the next referendum the utopian union would a high end of friendship a welcoming hand to the people of scotland 2020 is the year of scotland's democracy democracy day starts on january 11th we're going to be much in england school and we're going to be seeing the load in clear join soon you have monday in scotland you cannot prevent us from having the right to choose. still
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ahead for activists could face jail time for trying to prevent venezuelan opposition from taking control of the country's embassy in washington a story plus others say on the way. understanding of shell is that it's a money loser from day one but it doesn't matter in the u.s. because all the creditors to lend money into the shell industry are constantly being bailed out by the central bank that prints money that's why they do it for the fees it's great for the banks but it's not an energy play and it's not a business it's a sinkhole but here as you point out in argentina so they can't just print their way out of a losing situation and the economy is already a bit fragile you don't want to add another loser into the mix like shale drilling voided completely.
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seemed wrong. just don't hold. anything. yet to shape out. active. and engagement equals betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. again dozens of former french though which is sometimes from elite units to you have joined jihadi groups in the middle east since 2012 according to a new report by the center for the analysis of terrorism from paris showed to send this report. this new study released the lid to what seems to be a very problem in the french forces it talks about former military
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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 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 with 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
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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 i 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 former soldiers the scene is being so important not just because of that military knowledge but because they can pass the knowledge on to know this jihad the fruit so it may only be individuals over the last few years but those 13 digits could if 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
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study of some individuals who had already decided they were going to make jihad and had decided to join the military after that so they could believe 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 and now prime targets for terrorist groups to make them radicalized. russian president has held his annual q. and a session with the media at last in just over 4 hours. questions on both domestic and international issues here are some of the key points that were raised.
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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 and the amendment confuses some of our political scientists and public figures so it could be cancelled. it's just a continuation of political infighting one party that lost the election of the democratic party is working for results 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 so now they've come up with pressure on ukraine i don't know what's there your representatives have a better idea. there was goes on as for statements from certain people various political figures about russia about me as
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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 never the less he turned out to be the winner he understood the mood of the british people better than his political opponents. or activists who could face jail over a protest at the venezuelan embassy in washington fear that they won't get a fair trial to the judge who refused to admit some of the evidence the activists were arrested in may after occupying the embassy for over 5 points that he claimed that they were defending it from being taken over by opponents of the elected venezuelan president. that was after washington recognized the opposition leader. as the country's legitimate president the crisis was triggered in january when
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urged on by the us he declared himself and his wife his interim leader president with accuses america of all castrating. to be activist kevin zeese an american lawyer and also adrian pyne in academic at the american university. my colleague rosanna lockwood spoke to. what's being claimed here is that the us 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 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 senator everybody in that courtroom. and in the
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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 you know it 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 elite but the question of whether or not we where there are legally is not even 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 proposed then kevin who is it being
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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 a 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 function we hope to hear all those facts that the jury we're not giving up that effort the discovery 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 illegally and that recognize their president you girl is in fact the president of venezuela. before we got some pictures from new delhi to show you
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because people that i think know what a police baton come out to demonstrate they are unhappy about india's new citizenship role claiming it is anti muslim playing these protests at the same instant happy that they think that the movement and arrest. i steps have any just looking safe os and i just gone we're just coming up to half one in the afternoon here in moscow back again. during the great depression which old must remember there was most of my family were poor working class there wasn't it was bad you know much worse objective listen today but there was an expectation the things were going to get better.
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for this is a boom bust broadcasting around the globe uncovering the world of business and finance and the impact on us all i've been flown and i'm christiane washington what we have in store for us today with us and see it moving forward but the head of the biggest auto union in the nation and i think that this show raised a week ago well tell you what you say and why it matters so much much to the bank of england after that might provide traders with an unfair advantage thanks to an open audio feed and news conference is one thing done to fix that problem we've got a live interview straight ahead and then later another huge to prove or as the company has now been banned in germany why this is the right here in company is just another example of how they're coming under so much fire across europe this is the one show you can't afford to miss so let's get started.

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