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russian officials identify the suspect in a shooting near the federal security service building in central moscow 2 people were killed and 5 others injured in the attack. and other stories that shape the week moscow and the e.u. will lash out at u.s. sanctions targeting russia's nord stream to gas pipelines in germany with poland saying it amounts to interference in domestic affairs. and another inspector breaks ranks from the global chemical weapons watchdog the o.p.c. w saying its final report on the alleged attack in the syrian city of duma distorts the facts.
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welcome to the weekly here on r t international where we bring you the top stories from the past week. russia's investigative committee has released the identity of the gunmen who opened fire outside the headquarters of the federal security service building in central moscow on thursday evening the shooter was 39 year old if you get it man you're of who lived in the moscow region he killed an f.s.b. officer before being shot dead himself another officer later died in the hospital 5 other people including one civilian were injured in the attack the investigation into possible motives is still ongoing meanwhile we spoke to the suspects neighbor and father. 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 and become a more stores where he worked he replied in the emirates embassy as
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a security guard but i do not know why it isn't true he was a very calm guy and then somehow the change started growing his beard maybe it happened of the his grandmother guy. 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 your house and the reason 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 chick there are reports the russian investigative committee has searched the home they stuffed back and interviewed his friends and family here's a reminder of how the attack unfolded. with
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usually means if the when we've heard 3 sounds we needed him to realize that we should hide then we heard someone in the street shouting go back go back. to those signals and you'll listen when the man who 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 in the city in a basement we're watching now when a guy came and could just going outside and he told us there was a shooting out that i'm certain into pass and he told us the injured party had been dragged into the cafe. 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.
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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 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 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 their christmas decks. agents are already up here so people were doing their christmas shopping there's
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a st regis hotel right across the street from me so there were literally hundreds of people out and about on this 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 of fire with well fireworks. i was sitting with my friends at a bar 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. 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 traffic police who were and because
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that's key 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 we spoke to russia analysts what mccully and security expert trial shoebridge for their thoughts on the attack. nobody in his right mind would take an a k $47.00. 10 to get into the bianca and start firing at the guards he's bound to be killed he knew that he could run into any restaurant and floated as many people as you like but that was not his objective he just wanted to kill those associated with the secret service is now the f.s.b. and if you killed one he would then say they have achieved my objective because i would be killed as well given that the target appears to have been dispiriting
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obviously so publicly linked with the security services in the state and given the timing on the almost at the anniversary of. the security forces day. be quite strong indications as to the motivation assuming that the government is a rational actor had this attack i think taken place against a more soft target which is usually the case with more explicit or overt terrorist acts then you would have expected i think far more casualties to have resulted. from the e.u. and moscow have slammed the latest u.s. sanctions targeting companies and bought in russia's nord stream to gas pipeline to germany berlin and brussels say that america should mind its own business foreign minister sergey lavrov added that russia will respond to washington's no. we're looking very closely at the us crossing a crucial age of foreign policy as it starts imposing sanctions which russia has already become accustomed to against its own allies we can see the intention to
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make europe by american liquefied gas and thus to slow the development of the continent's economy to undermine its capability of competing with the u.s. in the global markets washington has decided that even the closest nato allies don't deserve mercy if the us geo political and commercial ambitions are at stake. the german government has regretfully taken into account that sanctions against north stream to end took stream initiated by the us congress they think german and european companies and tons amounts to interference in our domestic affairs. the pipeline is being built from russia to germany through the baltic sea and will supply enough gas to power almost 30000000 households the sanctions target companies involved in building the last leg of the pipeline and the main swiss contractor has now pulled out over washington's tough penalties in north stream spokesperson told r.t. that completing the project is essential for european energy security and says that
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work will be finished as soon as possible the u.s. has long voiced its opposition to the project 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 they knew by the way 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 depended on platter. meanwhile russia and ukraine seem to have found a solution to their dispute over energy supplies they disagreed on a contract that allows russia to send gas to europe via ukraine but the 2 have now come to a settlement the new agreement is supposed to maintain gas transit between moscow
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and kiev for the next 5 years and also states that russia will pay grain almost $3000000000.00 to settle in long running dispute and then return careful drop a legal case against moscow. former u.s. diplomat jim joshua's and german left party member base on top us all it believe america's approach is souring relations with europe. when they say oh this will cover in ukraine out of the transit they will they will get less money be really think they care about ukraine they will carry by ukraine at will and the only reason they would be concerned about rule you crane being cut out already transit seems is that is that would be make it more difficult to put pressure on russia by having a puppet ukrainian hand on the lawn the spigot with regard to europe's a gash you know that is no longer the case and all we're really talking about is ukraine being included in a more cooperative relationship between europe and russia that's the worst possible outcome from the point of view of people in washington damage to the german
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american relations is done and. the idea that america is consciously imposing extra china extraterritorial sanctions to the german economy and to hurt the german consumers is now firmly implanted into germany's minds from the left to the right that is absolutely outraged by the actions of the u.s. government. a u.k. primary school was in the firing line this week after parents were angered by changes to the wording of traditional christmas carols whitehall primary school in the south east of england has rejected several carols replacing for example little lord jesus with a baby boy jesus critics say the change is a myth the whole point of the celebration and some parents agree. if he was just a baby boy named jesus there wouldn't be a celebration in the 1st place he's our lord and savior and king of all kings
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that's the whole point it's also a tradition is taking away the traditions of the country i believe my children have been discriminated against and the have been denied the freedom to fully express their faith christian belief and tradition being 2nd forced and silenced in the name of inclusion and political correctness the words lord jesus are about the central message of christmas which is that god is with us in jesus to put it very simply but it's what christmas is about the school says it promotes british values including tolerance of those a different face and beliefs but as a friend of the move by saying that some students did not attend last year service because of their religious beliefs and it was for include all pupils during the festive period we discuss the issues raised with him deep from christian concern and with social commentator will answer. christianity and the whole reason why we celebrate christian christmas is because jesus was born as a human being and yet it was god as well and came down and it's an incredible thing
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to think that god became a human being but that's what actually happened and that's what we're celebrating here and they want a true move of reference as well as jesus being king and jesus being savior if we don't have those things what are we celebrating i think it's a massive distortion let's be quite clear jesus wasn't god he was odd agreed from a theological perspective not agree he was a mighty messenger a prophet there is very little theological evidence the public space and the educational space is one which is secular it does not mean it is bereft of theology or education of belief or conscience but is inclusive of it so if we want to have standing advisory councils of religious education that include all strains of all walks of life of humanism as well and atheism are people who want to come in there with so of more free n.g.'s they are included nowadays and the question is whether children should be free to opt out from a nativity where is mary jesus a baby jesus in a 1000000 or the question that is not decided on in a stable which isn't true i think that such the parents of the think still composition i think they could come a watch if they wanted to they're really so upset about people saying jesus or that
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they have to not even be in the same presence there's something to talk about there why are they so upset about people saying jesus is lord i can't even go and watch and observe it you know and so i think i want to discuss that with them but ultimately i want to respect their rights if they want to opt out of it they cannot sound of it another person should be made for that and the head teacher has seen that she has had 60 people who last year opted out from religious services worshipful activities and under the education act collective worship is wholly or broadly of a christian tradition but it doesn't have to be a particular question is not what they did i was out that's not a commercial you want to opt out no none of that the question you know you just don't see the cost of the question is whether you should tell us the word and if it's not what a people should opt out everyone agrees that they're not out. why because it was my only reason i don't i want to save face is not a question at my see whether she and i use that word all traditional carols to remove to keep a leaf of christianity and 10 and to something that's non-christian after all
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that's the question islam is best is the completion of god's revelation we are not here to supersede christians we have to live alongside people and one another and in a modern secular society in the educational space we need to have a plural system where everybody is welcome this is the same old tired arguments that some so i say that how they do things i don't know you know migrants i mean when you have a situation that was a christianity i know you say shouldn't jonesy is not welcome you're saying belief and 2nd if they wanted so much as i places you'll notice that i said oh no i would say all of what i did to you and i will say that's of christianity you're the one that's being intolerant here because you're saying they shouldn't saying the word uncivil that's the it's all an attitude here more of the top stories from the week that was after this short break.
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twas the night before christmas and all over the world people were mining big going seeking individual sovereignty to the palm i just wrote anything.
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like a mock this week the russian president held his annual q. and a session with journalists from home and abroad event took place in moscow's world trade center and ran for over 4 hours while reputed fielded questions on both domestic and international affairs with presidential terms in russia and the impeachment of donald trump among the key issues that were raised. george 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
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it could be cancelled. it's just a continuation of political infighting one party that lost the elections the democratic party is working for results through other methods accusing trump of collusion with russia then it's discovered that there was no collusion that can't be the basis for impeachment now they've come up with pressure on ukraine i don't know what's there your representatives have a better idea. as for 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
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johnson nevertheless he turned out to be the winner he understood the mood of the british people better than his political opponents but. fresh doubts have been cast over the credibility of the international chemical weapons watchdog the o.p.c. w. more elite e-mails published by wiki leaks were bill concerns from yet another member of the end team that investigated an alleged attack on the ground in the syrian city of deal last year he says the final report into the incident suppressed and the start of their findings. the fact finding mission report does not reflect the views of all the team members that deployed to doom or only one fact finding mission team member a paramedic of the so-called fact finding mission core team was in duma we are not insisting on being right in our assertions but we are demanding to be heard we have been stonewalled throughout by obfuscation exclusion and even thuggish bullying behavior. the alleged chemical attack in april of last year reportedly killed
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dozens of civilians in response the united states and its nato allies france and the u.k. were quick to conduct air strikes against syrian military targets the biggest western military action of the 8 year war. later deployed experts to do much to investigate and their subsequent report pin the blame on the syrian government our senior correspondent juan garcia has been looking at the revelations. i don't know about the 3 little piglets but the u.p.c. w. is having its house blow right down from the inside the 1st whistle blower they dismissed the 2nd they sort of excuse themselves and now in what is an absolute bomb shell their most qualified inspector the f f m report does not reflect the views of all the team members that deployed to duma i found that i was being excluded from the work for reasons not made clear allegedly you need team member who went to syria and there was allowed to cool right there syria report was
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the team paramedic one of the chemical inspectors were allowed to pitch in i attempted to submit my report to the f f m team leaders starting from the 15th of february 29th teen after noting continued reluctance from the f f m team to receive my report i deposited the report in d r a for collection on the 27th of february 29th teen and advised all relevant persons of this shouldn't have bothered seems no one wanted to read it 48 hours. later the u.p.c. w. published its 1st report and sutherland had to really taken a razor to it so much so that the actual team that went to syria didn't recognize it the consensus within the f.m. team was that there were indications of serious inconsistency isn't findings the conclusions appear to have been turned completely in the opposite direction now that we can exist publish what the preliminary report looks like here's what the
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u.p.c. w. deleted one evidence that contradicted witness testimony meaning what the alleged witnesses said deferred wildly from the hard evidence found by inspectors to the fact that the hospital videos which so shocked the world will fake the victims all actors the speed symptoms inconsistent with chlorine poisoning or poisoning with anything found at the scene 3 and this is the big one in the final report they found chlorine not how much just chlorine which you can fire did your kitchen in any home in any swimming pool maybe you're right what about removing trace or some other wording may work i'm still worried that a stock standard phrase such as chlorine containing compounds were detected or similar present the danger of it being misrepresented as a damning conclusion it's a political word smithing situation not purely technical and it was the anti acid
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war hawks trumpeted the fact what the o.p.c. w. did is akin to saying you found radioactive materials and someone's house without mentioning it was a tiny amount to use than fire alarms and this on top of previous whistleblower revelations hard math cast doubt that the canisters at the scene were ever dropped their observations of the scene of the 2 locations suggest that there is a higher probability that both cylinders were money placed it there is still. occasions rather than being delivered from aircraft it all began with ian henderson when he 1st blew the whistle he was mocked smeared insulted u.p.c. w. claimed he wasn't even part of the team they lied leaked documents clearly show he was working for the u.p.c. w. shame on the o.p.c. w. you are aware of the highly questionable behavior surrounding this f f m we as
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others in the team who would like to but are unable are questioning the work practices follow during this investigation this is more than a rebellion this is a catastrophe for the u.p.c. w a best this is a case of gross negligence worse than i pray i'm wrong this is corruption corruption in the very organization that's supposed to keep the world safe from chemical weapons either way from now on when the u.p.c. w. says something people are going to be thinking twice before taking their word for it on top of that a former newsweek reporter claims he quit the magazine when editor scrapped his story that question the chemical attack investigation magazine says it was dropped because it was a conspiracy theory and not objective reporting we spoke to the journalist and he explained why reporters should not be exploited to justify war. i was a bit disturbed. you know i wasn't really given any valid reasons other than had a few to decide to call and like i said then all source to be trusted in my opinion
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. and then finally what kind of happened as i was i kept pushing to try and do the story because i feel like it's of extreme you know public interest the attacks on me these organizations have taken a long time for us to get here in terms of a historical point of view when we shouldn't be weaponized in them to kind of create the public opinion needed to go to war at the moment there are very few westen well mainstream western journalists reporting on this so i would say this a complete failure of the media our job as journalists start to hold governments to account and if governments are going to war on false premises then you know we have good evidence to suggest that now and no one is reporting it then we're not doing our job as journalists that's our recap just some of the stories that help shape the world these last 7 days as always thanks for tuning.
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one of the things that i started to realize is that the noise in my head as it me i started the practice of organizing my wife around what i wanted my life to be about even when it conflicted with my internal noids so you know i i wrote a book but in my head i'm not smart enough people like me to write books. but what i help myself to was the action and i started to notice that i could co-exist with that while still living a life that went beyond. during
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the great depression which i'm old enough to remember there was most of my family were poor working class there wasn't it was bed you know much worse objective listen today but there was an expectation of the things were going to get better. there was a real sense of hopefulness there isn't today today's america was shaped by the turn principles of concentration of wealth and power and. reduced democracy attack so low down to engineer elections manufacture consent and other principles according to no i'm chomsky one set of rules for the rich opposite. that's what happens when you put her into the hands of a narrow sector of will switch is dedicated to increasing power for just as you'd expect one of the most influential intellectuals of our time speaks about the
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modern civilization of america. and what politicians do something to. put themselves on the line they get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president. or something or want to be pressed. into life to be precise it's like the 4th tree in the morning can't be good good i'm interested always in the waters of morality. question. from.
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