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people long. time there's no explanation. one person is killed and 5 are injured in a shooting near the federal security service building in central moscow witnesses describe the attack. at 5 or 10 minutes past 6 the gunfire began and it was not just a few shots that came in bursts you saw officers taking cover behind the cars. also this hour and a last minute attempt to disrupt russian gas supplies to europe and u.s. senators have borne a swiss company that are pulling sanctions will be putting it out of business if it doesn't stop working on the almost completed north through to pipeline.
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and the british government rejects scottish demands for another independence referendum after the scottish national party makes big gains in the u.k. as we said general election. you're watching are to international bring your live news update from our studio here in moscow welcome to the program. there's still no official statement on the identity of the attacker who opened fire outside the federal security service building in central moscow on thursday night local media though have named a suspect he killed in f.s.b. officer before being shot dead himself 5 other people were injured in the attack. it was usually when you get to the end with her strange sounds we needed him to realize that we should hide it then we heard someone in the street shouting go back
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go back. to the single person are going in shooting randomly and i think we heard him shell tell it something but we didn't manage to make out what he was shouting at. the city in a basement we're watching now when a guy came in who just going outside and he told us there was a shooting out that i'm so and injured possum he told us the injured had been dragged into a cafe. the russian investigative committee has reportedly searched the home of a suspect and interviewed his friends and family he apparently lived in the moscow region and worked in the capital neighbors describe the suspect named by the media as a good person. he's
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a lawyer worked somewhere in moscow he comes from a good family mother grandmother she was a good man she was always very polite attentive i can't say anything bad about him i can't believe what's happened doesn't you know since the reason he wasn't aggressive very calm quite quiet he was lonely no friends no girlfriend we found out about his hoby by accident he invited my husband to join him at a shooting range when he refused the topic was never raised again although we now know is what we've been finding out now from the media. it goes don of reports from the scene of the shooting with all the latest. it wasn't calm last night here the f.s.b. building is just to the left of me and the whole thing happened at around half past 6 in the evening right on the opposite side of this main f.s.b. building of this f.s.b. had quarterlies 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 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 pretty white desolation compared to that because this is the heart of moscow it's the very center of the russian capital it's a trendy and hip area with plenty of baa's cafes and restaurants so at 6 o'clock it wasn't just the end of the work shift wasn't just the end of the word they wasn't just people leaving their offices offices out on the streets but also plenty of
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people just out and about plenty of tourists i mean if you just look over their 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 in a bow when the shooting began it was the sound of a kalashnikov assault rifle. i know what it sounds like my friends were like oh it must be firecrackers but i told them no way it's not firecrackers and then we saw people running down the street it was scary at 5 or 10 minutes past 6 the gunfire began and it was not just a few shots it came in bursts we saw officers taking cover behind the cars.
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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 cars that's could bridge as usual began evacuating people they apparently caught 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 annual and of the media conference but it also happened on the security services state the official security services day there was a celebration over they the kremlin and there were plenty of members of security services there and vladimir 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 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 charles shoebridge a 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 in 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 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 the government and that might take some time for example the examination of mobile
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phone records of any c.c.t.v. records and of course any. e-mail 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. 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 to policies of that autopsist we have done it because of policy because there for instance all background to the circumstances of their own personal lives. 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 north stream to pipeline europe is livid with washington over its last minute attempts to disrupt russian gas supplies to europe saskia teles looks at how the u.s. is trying to blackmail its allies when it comes to energy policy. they say politics
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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 european partners who have taken a strong stand against north stream to. and we commend others to do the same
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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 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
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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 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
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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. it could prompt a significant risk of sanctions now does 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 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 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
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competition is providing a cheaper and fausto turnips have 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 cruisin 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 to us troops in the executive director of the eurasia center about this he told us the u.s. is trying to pressure its allies into buying liquefied natural gas from america. it's an economic issue more than any type of security issue i mean i find it interesting that that the u.s.
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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 for their economic growth and you know russia it's 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. 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 you got 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 nordstrom to . the u.k.
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government has rejected demands for a new scottish independence referendum that's after 1st minister nicolas sturgeon made a formal request to hold another vote with a new house of commons currently debating prime minister boris johnson sparks that deal the leader of the scottish national party faction there has reiterated calls to go it alone. or to decisively to risk it breaks it gives scotland its choice to try to choose its own future where it is tight for scottish independence yet they are 2 things alan has more on how the u.k. election has revitalized scotland's bed for independence. boris johnson the british prime minister took his place in parliament once more following the vote 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 or isn't because of that
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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 should politely politely and respectfully. partnership 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 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 we must have the right to consider the alternative of independence the question of independence must be to say good by the people i know
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it by politicians scotland made very clear last week that it does not warrant a to any government led by borders johnson teaching is 8 of europe and path that we haven't chosen. but that is the future of the feast if we don't have the opportunity to consider the tentative of independence 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 former scottish m.p.
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tommy sheridan believes that the recent u.k. election shows that only scotland can determine its political future. things number one as at a junction of the tories clearly out of jackson and have been rejected no keith it is very important to bear this in mind that have been 17 general elections in the last 60 years the twenty's in 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 what scotland's rate teachers it would be wrong and no one is saying this the law says it was for independence lucia voted to leave. voting for school and right to choose the taming of the next referendum the utopian union would $100.00 friendship a welcoming hand to the people of scotland 2020 is the year of scotland's democracy democracy destocking on january 11th we're going to be much in england school and
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we're going to be seeing the looting clear join since you have new on monday in scotland you cannot prevent us from having the right to choose. telecom for activists could face jail time for trying to prevent the venezuelan opposition from taking control of the country's embassy in washington d.c. that story and more after this. 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 or the biggest raid in truth to stand out of business you just need to ask the right questions to ban the right answer.
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question. you know world a big part of truth. and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that made stream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smart we need to stop slamming the door on the bats and shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now we're watching closely watching the hawks. welcome back dozens of former french soldiers sometimes from elite units have
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joined jihadi groups in the middle east since 2012 according to a new report by the center for the analysis of terrorism trotter minsky has the details. this new study released the lid to what seems to be a very problem in the french forces it talks about former military personnel who have gone along to join the terror groups in areas like iraq and syria the center identified around 30 former french soldiers who had been in syria or iraq or who had taken part in attacks in france after training for several months sometimes years these exile jews made the choice to abandon the french flag and fight instead under the banner of a terrorist group now it talks about the numbers it says around 35 have been radicalized 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
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terror groups because they are looking to pick up people with specialists military and tactical and also weapons expertise during their time in the french army they learned how to handle weapons and explosives skills that enabled some of them to take up strategic roles within terrorist groups others having failed to reach combat zones determined to take up arms against fronts by planning attacks on different strategic sites typically of a military kind but the reality is this isn't a new issue in france back in the 1990 s. and even in the early 2000 they were cases of former french soldiers who went by made jihad going to countries such as pows and afghanistan to join up with groups to fight this report also goes on to talk about why these soldiers or 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
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so it may only be 30 individuals over the last few years but those 30 individuals could have trained hundreds if not thousands of others passing on that expertise knowledge. not is what the real concern is about this there was even some examples in this study of some individuals who had already decided they would going to make jihad and had decided to join the military off to that so they could glean specialist information that could be used for terror groups in the future now the report does conclude that the french owe me has taken measures to try and prevent radicalization it's also got measures in place trying to text but equalization that might be taking place that's all well and said for those who are still in the old me but it doesn't address the problem of former french soldiers who left the army and in no prime targets for terrorist groups to make them. for activist groups jail time or the venezuelan embassy in washington d.c.
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where they won't get a fair trial but after the judge refused to admit some of their evidence activists were arrested in may after occupying the embassy for over 5 weeks they claim they were defending it from being taken over by opponents of elected venezuelan president nicolas maduro that was after washington recognized opposition leader as the country's president a crisis was triggered and january in the country urged on by the us he declared himself that as well as interim president president maduro accuses america of orchestrating a coup. 2 of the activists are kept in the east an american lawyer and also a juror and pyne an academic at the american university earlier my colleague rosanna lockwood spoke to both of them. 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 the matter what is 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 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 were there regally 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 a 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 get 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 more difficult but
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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 that's our world news wrap up for now but i'll be back at the top of the hour with the latest thanks for telling it. all of us were hopes it has been absolutely true a basis but a sense of behavior that appears even in death and dying babies even if you never heard of same love to you will feel tickles by a parent's. and then we learn how to use this in a more complex way i'm one of the things that we used to have to join in with love
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to contagiously to laugh and somebody else laughs even he don't know why they're laughing. join me every thursday on the alex simon show and i'll be speaking to guest of the world the politics sports business i'm showbusiness i'll see if that. can download from senate impeachment trial be conducted in a manner that everybody considers fair the experts weigh in on this edition of pub . welcome to politicking on larry king reaction to dom from $72.00 a split along party lines no doubt the trial will be viewed in a similar manner so can a senate trial of president from be conducted in
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a way that leaves everybody satisfied with the process as to know our political panel there brian joyce host of the show on talk radio airing on w g o w f.m. he is in chattanooga and in new york g.o.p. strategists just opinion joe's of can they get a fair trial in the senate. a look i think the reality is that this has been a partisan matter from the very beginning i think the reality is it's going to be a part of the fair when they reach the senate i think and up people have made up their minds long ago as to whether they either like the president trump or dislike president trump whether they thought that he needed to be impeached before took the oath of office or whether they think he's done nothing wrong and so i think again the senate trial will be the kind of anti-climactic culmination of what has been a 3 month 3 year march to where we are today we all just spinning wheels. well i agree with the other day i don't think there's any chance that there's going to be a fair trial in the senate mitch mcconnell has already announced that on national
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television that he is not an impartial juror and and you know this is a political process the impeachment process is to some degree a political process i think this is played out exactly the way that i predicted months ago on this show and it looks like that's exactly how the process will play out joe. minority leader chuck schumer has said that not allowing democrats to hear from the current an extra incisions in the senate trial is tantamount to a cover up by republicans how do you react to that i mean i think again that's really a bunch of ludicrous if democrats want to hear from witnesses they should have gone to the courts to compel them to show up i mean this is i mean this is not rocket science this is schoolhouse rock political $101.00 i mean if you want if you have 2 breasts of government that disagree that the tie goes to the courts and the courts will decide democrats didn't want to go to the courts because they understood inherently that a draw.


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