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russian officials reveal the identity of the gunman who killed and injured 5 in a shooting near the federal security service building in central moscow we spoke to the father of the attacker. he became very secretive and also got some kind of strange accent used to tell me that he liked shooting and even wanted to get drunk become a more stable. after more than 3 years of deadlock in humans rejections the u.k. parliament finally backs prime minister boris johnson's briggs's withdrawal agreement. all in
a last minute attempt to disrupt russian gas supplies to europe u.s. senators warn a swiss company that crippling sanctions will put it out of business if it doesn't stop work on almost completed pipeline. other thanks for joining us this is r.t. international. russia's investigative committee has released the identity of the gunman who opened fire outside the federal security service building in central moscow on thursday 39 year old getting minuet off lived in the moscow region he killed an officer before being shot dead him self another officer died later on in hospital 5 other people including one civilian were injured at the moment the investigation into the possible motives is still ongoing . there are reports that russia's investigative committee has searched the home of
the suspect and interviewed his family and friends we spoke to the father and neighbors of the alleged shooter. but lately he became very secretive and also got some kind of strange eastern accent he used to tell me that he liked shooting and even wanted to get a sports rank become a more star all sports team where he worked he replied in the emirates embassy as a security guard though i do not know if it is true he was a very calm guy and then somehow the change started growing his beard maybe it happened after his grandmother died. he's 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 in the country does in your house and it was he wasn't aggressive very calm quite quiet he was lonely no friends no girlfriend we found out about his whole leave 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 chief and here's our situation unfolded at the scene of the shooting. position of the when we heard strange sounds we needed to realise that we should hide it then we heard someone in the street shouting go back go back. to. the signals and that's 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. at them were sitting in a basement we're watching. when
a guy came man who'd just been outside and he told us there was a shoot out in the summer and into the past and he told us the injury hasn't been driving into he. wasn't calm last night he had 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 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 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 bars 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 work they 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 in these places i was sitting with my friends in the bow 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. 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 and because that's good bridge as usual began evacuating people they apparently caught on to what was going on people started running we heard the gunfire plenty of 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 security analysts chelsea bridge where he thinks things could go from here. they've said. 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 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 to the policies of that old vanity because of policy because of instance or background or the circumstances of their own personal lives. so you get off years after the british people voted for the united kingdom to leave the european union 3 prime ministers later 4 brigs it deals rejected by parliament and then piece of finally given their backing to an exit plan. as the
details. it would appear that way off the 3 and a half years of delays and gridlock in the house of parliament that overwhelming victory in terms of the seats won for the conservative party last week in the general election means that boris johnson could today get his drugs that deal approved by parliament he did so with a majority of our 120124 he managed to get it through and so what that means is by january 31st the u.k. will be leaving the e.u. at which point they will enter into an implementation period or transition period that despite that vote today despite the win for the conservatives last week briggs it still leaves many issues on dissolved and also leaves the country bitterly divided one of the main divisions of course comes to the issue of scotland now scotland voted by 2 thirds roughly to remain in the european union during that referendum and also last week they won an overwhelming number of the seats in
scotland the s.n.p. that is the scottish national party who are of course pro independence and so they take that as a mandate that the scottish people don't want to be dragged out of the e.u. and that they want that independence and those divisions remained clear in the house of commons today before that vote was held this bill is the emphatic lesson of the last call them like members opposite and reject any. scotland could not talk been cleared of last week you know you we did not call for breaks it you're coming to the s.n.p. with a greater monday shows still totally and utterly rejects break ca this tale is a road map for the reckless direction in which the government of prime minister. to take our country the story story of the last 3 to how you will be at today and we
would be able to move forward one of the concerns to security. for the labor leader during the quarter and with workers' rights and the government has now taken out a part of the bill the motion within the bill that would have ensured the protection of workers' rights following practices so that's now no longer going to be part of that deal or the government's priority with that deal and also they have inserted a clause making it strict and making it more difficult if not impossible for an extension to the transition period what that means is that the government would only have from the day leave by the end of january of next year till the end of december takes year to negotiate a trade deal there are many who say that 11 months simply isn't a long enough time for a trade deal to be struck and also that breaks that go having provisions for u.k. courts to be able to question and challenge any piece of legislation by the european court of justice that remains in the u.k. laws so as far as boris johnson is concerned he's going to be powering on with his
efforts to take the u.k. out of the european union. and jordan are now by independent political commentator antony webber very good evening t antony. fans will be very pleased about this but perhaps we'll let you carried away because for 3 and a half years they thought they were going to leave the european union it still hasn't happened is this going to be the moment the end of january will it definitely happen or that still some dangers lurking. i think it's all for me will happen i think there is cause for celebration for the country because the 1st period of uncertainty will be over those calls of some abrasion because boris johnson is actually ready to commit troops of the romp through because all of his other commitments were not so i see no reason after this decisive. everything will not happen as per. the i don't think you have months or.
longer a shorter period of time because the governor. it is now for the get out 100 percent to deliver a deal by the end of next year and i think the country is out of a period of uncertainty over see the 2nd period of uncertainty is actually the deal itself the country has been given a christmas presents with nearly one and it's not just leave various is to be pleased i think a lot of the remain very says will be very satisfied that this matter is finally tell i think the labor party now have to change tack and certainly a very bizarre comments in the guardian recently which side. the right strategy now has to embrace crites say it's a box had their own leftwing version of it and i think that's the way forward because your report referred to work as
a far right so obviously there are serious so she's like workers' rights chess various other important matters with. the labor party in opposition you are together with some other people in palm and trim help make adjustments but the bottom line is the conservative party has got a huge majority they can get through only thing very walnuts. that will be a positive thing from the point of view it's over course. the concern might be on other issues where. you could. have it really yours or mandates but i think the public have given a mandate from the states. i think maybe some of the opposition fake is will probably turn down the rhetoric including even the s.n.p. who a lot of people are getting fed up with because only had 45 percent of the very
they did. i have a majority of the scottish very very claim to speak up for the scottish people which very very clearly trying so i think over the coming months we're going to see some more rigorous women. i think into the new yeah. that certainly it's a happy new year wishes as well i think a few people would be smiling incidentally. and boris johnson as the prime minister is coming to his own and he's got the right sort to be message for the country and it's up to him she deliver on this message and. to make sure that the people who have been supporting him so many in this last election are not let down but it's a time for reflection for all the particle pots he's the approach show of boris
johnson in terms of his one nation conservatism may bring about some embracement some change of ass cheated among some of the other parties and. to say with the very very 6 labor m.p.'s did join in to support the conservatives i'm one of them i'm a certain part. very convincingly about the need for the labor party to have a different approach to threats so i think a lot of will happen now but i think. positive things looking ahead for the new year and it doesn't really matter how one sort of very to elections when it started because it was a confusing election it was mainly about brain state but it was about other things as well there were a lot of people vincent c. very tip for the bright state party but they didn't get any peace so. even though
the conservatives cross a majority we have to all servants of the year look at the fact that we have a very unfair voting system. very much the case in scotland where the we got the bulk of the. yet they only had 45 percent of the votes for same applies with other areas of the u.k. he says something which we need to look at the issue of electoral reforms very very it says very actually counts so would be something with which you type in the new year and today appreciate you coming up in a bit of political commentator and anywhere but my guess. the. u.s. senate is appalling pressure on companies working with russia on the north stream to pipeline after passing legislation on wednesday to impose sanctions on moscow in
the latest round of threats washington's also vowed to slap a swiss company with retaliatory measures for their role in the pipes construction . looks at how the u.s. is trying to blackmail allies and the g. policy. they say politics is a dutch game and its players can be selfish greedy and unethical but for the most part they do is 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 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 2. 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 the 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 in 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 decided 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 as a company over 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 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 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 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 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 professor who's
a spokesperson for the consumer advocacy group and the big toes of the united states is trying to force its allies to buy liquefied natural gas from america. norden this project is almost finished and america have intervened too late if they wanted to do something then they should have done it at the start it's clear that germany and europe would be dependent on russian gas and because of that america is right in saying that if europe becomes more dependent on russia then america's influence will decrease that much is clear the other aspect is related to economic interests america would like to sell its gas it produced in their fracking location that's what. protests continue to rage across india with the death toll having risen now to 9 that story and others after this break.
understanding of shell 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 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. voided completely. so when you want to be present. to going to be. before. the. interesting.
question. dozens of former french soldiers sometimes from elite units have joined jihadi groups in the middle east since 2012 that's according to a new report from the center for the analysis of terrorism. explains. 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 on 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 ground for terrorists 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 when 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 only joy to know this jihad the free so it may only be to individuals over the last 10 years but those 13 divisions 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 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 glean 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 text but equalization 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 left the army and now prime targets for terror groups to make them radicalized. indians are defying a police plan to hold the biggest anti-government rallies you protesting against the passing of a bill to grant citizenship to non muslim illegal migrants. amendment . cases from neighboring countries but it excludes muslims critics say the legislation is both discriminatory. prime minister narendra modi. reflects. passion on the protest movement.
'd and washington's muted response to. explicitly anti muslim stark contrast to the american outcry over chinese treatment of muslim minorities. cared deeply and always will about protecting minorities protecting religious rights everywhere and we honor indian democracy as they have a robust debate inside of india a massive crimes against humanity committed by the chinese government against the weavers the legislation would require the administration to categorize a report on the human rights abuses being committed by the chinese communist party we have to remember something that us foreign policy has never historically been
about human rights whatsoever it's always been about securing 2 things u.s. strategic interests in different geopolitical parts of the world 1st of all and secondly in opening up different countries to transnational corporates on the nation hunted nation of human rights is simply a strategic instrument in the area and in the underlying u.s. us our foreign policy the united states chooses who it's going to condemn and who whose human rights violations it's going to ignore so what we see is that the united states says nothing about human brutal human rights violations and for instance. in saudi arabia in bolivia since the coup d'etat and now in india and yet it condemns human rights violations in china in venezuela and bolivia before the coup because that's what determines who gets condemned for human rights violations whether that country is strategic and alight with u.s. interests or not all come about with a basically a half an hour of defeat them. all
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