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when somebody else loves even if you don't know what they're laughing. one person is killed in a shooting at the federal security service building in central moscow witnesses have described 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. footage allegedly shows the shooter at the moment of the attack police say the gunman acted alone and his identity is still not been confirmed. earlier in moscow the russian president was giving a for a press conference covering a multitude of domestic and international topics. that u.s. tech giants are being sued for allegedly abetting in the deaths of children in
cobalt winds in the democratic republic of congo parents of those killed say the companies had all the means to prevent the deaths. hello here watching r t international i'm rosana lockwood thank you for joining us. top story this hour numerous shots were fired by gunmen in the vicinity of the federal security service building in moscow security forces returned fire and one person has been confirmed that the gun battle happened in the very center of the russian capital only about a kilometer from the kremlin and this video reportedly shows the shooter at the moment of the attack his stores have been acting alone and his identity has not yet been confirmed the area around the scene has been cordoned off the following is footage of the moments shots rang out.
yes he's a thug but he said i was sitting with my friends at a bar when the shooting began and it was the sound of a kalashnikov assault rifle and i know what it sounds like my friends were like oh it must be firecrackers yes but i told them no way it's not firecrackers and then we saw people running down the street it was scary this 1st missile people running and then a swat team armed with assault rifles came running in the opposite direction and then we heard a massive go on fire we don't know what exactly happened there are offices all sisters stay away from the windows and they let us leave the bar after a few hours is it but i was recently moved if the when we heard 3 sounds that we needed to realize that we should hide then we heard someone in the street shouting go back go back so i don't know who was screaming because i didn't see anything it felt like the shooting last that for a pair a long time it seemed to me that it was about 15 minutes but maybe it just felt
like that some random shots were heard for the whole all until 7 pm. auntie's a roman culture of has been following details the scene for us. the area behind me is a cordoned off that's where that attack took place of course this is the iconic russia's f.s.b. a building which was also home to the k.g.b. during as soviet times and this is where that taxi place now this is the only area that's blocked off at the moment right after the attack took place this entire place was a blog for both for traffic for pedestrians and the entrances to the metro stations workloads as well but at the moment as you can see traffic the transportation is setbacks normal metro stations are open people something has to be said about where that sack took place this is the heart of the russian capital the heart of russia
if you will like to the right of me it is said choice for one of the oldest the oldest toy store in russia the biggest one as well the kremlin is still only about 5600 meters away russia's state duma russia's parliament is also just as the last throw away russia's presidential administration building is also right over there there are plenty all for a boutique sands at a restaurant here and other store sue the famous new quotes street which was very popular during the people world cup in the summer of 28 seed is also right here solar very busy area indeed seldom had the assailant's being a successful into his endeavors there would have been a lot more casualties but as we do know right now one f. is b. officer had been killed as a result of that attack and russian health ministry reported that $75.00 people are
being treated with the very same injuries in now moscow hospitals until one f.s.b. officer is currently on the operating table and medics. trying to save his life russia's. police russia's national guard and even trying police were all instrumental in making sure that said there were no more casualties and they cleared the streets and made sure that nobody else that got hurt of course we spoke spoke to some of the people that were the mishal eye witnesses in this incident and this is a what they told us and what i'm with them and he was sitting in a basement we're watching now when a guy came man who just going outside and he told us there was a shooting out i'm also an injured pos and he told us the engine had been dropped into a cafe well we don't know the details we were busy walk an obvious 20 iraq to you know which to do it yeah it was scary to be fine without him that there were shots
being fired and people came running down the street i was at work at the time soon all the area was cordoned off some people say they saw people running across the street from the caffie so it was frightening really even the bomb disposal teams were deployed so we were afraid to leave the russian an investigative committee have launched a criminal inquiry into what happened here in the center of moscow and of course and a investigation's emails are still working here at the scene well ali and my colleague neil hall they spoke in our correspondent daniel holkins has also been following the story and gave us some more details. in these sorts of incidents of course neal it's always a case of slowly building some sort of tar and some sort of picture of exactly what happened as we know as we've seen over the last few hours a lot of contradictory information coming in from media reports from eyewitness accounts understandable of course given that the panic that happened what we can
say for sure is that there was one attacker involved unconfirmed reports officially that he's been neutralized but certainly doesn't seem like an act of. any more we know that this attack an attempted to enter the headquarters of the f.s.b. that's the russian federal security service or it's a building very much in central moscow it's within a stone's throw from the bolshoi theater red square. big shopping center at rush hour this would have been packed with people very busy people leaving work to go home and go about their evening activities that's happened at about 10 past 6 in the evening now security forces and police are very quick to respond that attacker was quickly reports say he was quickly shot but not before sadly he managed to kill and injure at least 5 people we can't say exactly what their condition is we know that one officer was tragically killed another one was in a critical condition the other 3 people we don't have any information from the
health ministry as of yet we know they've been taken to local hospitals we know he was carrying an automatic assault rifle which for moscow for a city you which as we've discussed earlier has suffered its fair share of terrorist attacks of bombings that set for is quite a rare sight and seeing these streets are deserted of after this certainly is is quite surreal that certainly wasn't the case that and posix in the evening we do have some more witness video shot on smartphones which we can show you which which shows the moment of panic when police began screaming at people to run to hide to get out the way of this assailant far we can bring it out again. now. 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 and you
will she is not i didn't see it at a minute or 2 best 6 i was leaving work you know i don't like staying at work late so i 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 on the connecticut bridge as usual began evacuating people barely got on to what was going on people started running we heard the gunfire so i too decided to it would be better to leave that area in case it was a terrorist attack. the signals and you'll see where 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 all i saw was a don't see who it the pillars the shooter was hiding behind the opposite the f.s.b. car park and there were people behind the cars it's hard to say whether he was shooting at those people all the cars 1st we heard the gunfire and then we saw
a traffic police officer lying next to the barrier and he was laying there for quite some time. more videos have come in this is another video we can we can show you now and this allegedly shows the moment that the attack was targeted by police and security forces obviously we have it in the video to. the most graphic cards and this is unconfirmed it's quite grainy shaky footage unbelievable how close these people filming how have managed to get to the attacker really a risk of their life does the attacker wearing some sort of come off large some sort of dark clothing his face his head is covered he's wearing some sort of backpack that may well have been the case which it was speculated earlier in the evening was left in the lobby of the building with security officers well. may have been some sort of some sort of explosive device those reports of course i'm confirming we don't know what's happened since security forces are doing
a sweep of the building are believed to be in short there is no further danger to the public from any device like we said video unconfirmed but it does show what appears to be a shootout with police and security forces i say the on edited version of the video will try and show you a longer version obviously what we've blurred out the most graphic parts of the show security forces on the left hand side shooting across the screen towards the assailants that's the latest update neil obviously we are still waiting for official confirmation this is being treated as a terrorist incident and i we can speculate of course we want at this stage given the target of the attack the f.s.b. given the timing of the attack the speech by president putin today both his conversation with journalists and of the kremlin as well given tomorrow of course russia celebrating security services day until that is officially confirmed that's all we can bring our viewers and this is a fragment of the speech by police and given a little earlier today. we need to be more active in countering extremism.
uncompromisingly soup. provocations violence that seems to drool people is officially you. the social radical activist but i mean we've covered tragically so many stories in the suit on the ground the attack the nice attack london bridge 2 attacks etc this is an event which is becoming more frequent lone wolf attacks are hard to prevent whatever tactics they use whether that's suicide bombers left those knives robbing attacks shooting they always cause designed to cause mass panic fear and of course ultimately a debate which takes place after such attacks about the violence and to say which one protecting rights liberties and privacy of people and public safety it is a debate that is going to be heard again. after this attack and that's to be taken very seriously when we spoke to charles shewbread he's a security analyst and former british army officer and he gave us his appraisal of
the situation and told us where things might go from here. well the police and security services will be looking really to establish 2 aspects of this is an absolute priority the 1st of course is the identity of this person and they may well already know that and of course will give a very good and 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 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 and so it's going to be some time i think some hours until
there's a definitive picture emerges of course until we know the full picture it's speculation hopefully informed speculation but nonetheless we still need a lot more information. so i think it's proximity to say but i think even from the footage that we see we can say conclusively that this was a an automatic weapon it is a complex issue as many overlapping factors in the facts will differ in each individual case and we can until we know more about this individual case it's difficult to say what the motivation is or what the factors that might lie behind it 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 who will react violently to the policies of that or perhaps just a vanity because of policy because of instance or background or the circumstances of their own personal lives. well earlier in the day in moscow the russian president's annual q. and a session had wrapped up at the world trade center spanning well over 4 hours this
year rather made putin fielded questions on both domestic and international issues with the latest dating scandal and the impeachment proceedings against donald trump among the topics raised. more. quite a surprise to hear about potential amendments to the russian constitution that something president putin doesn't talk about quite often well this time he did and he even said that it could be a good idea to make changes to the russian constitution to make sure that it allows only 2 presidential terms well why is that a big deal this was a long a reason for public debate in russia actually since the year 2012 when vladimir putin was reelected for his 3rd term after a break when the president of russia was dmitri medvedev and here's what mr putin said about that in particular. will be doing what could be done is to cancel the 2 in a room and didn't we have 2 terms in
a row ules truly civil 2 terms then resigned and had the constitution to return to the presidency because it was not to to lose in a row humans when confuses some of our political scientists and public figures so we could be counseled. a lot of our putin was even asked who he believes could become his successor and a few years well we didn't get any answer to that although mr putin did hint that he believes that a woman could become the president of russia at some point most of the reporters in that massive hall war from russia's regions which explains why a lot of questions were on domestic issues from pension reform in russia to issues with medicine and so on and so forth but let me move on to something that's probably more interesting for an international audience that is the impeachment proceedings in the u.s. well a lot of our pope did say that he believes attempts to knock down donald trump won't
succeed and also went on to say that he believes that the reasons for all these impeachment proceedings. is work actually inventive when it's just a continuation of political infighting one party that lost the election of the democratic party is working for exult 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 and now they've come up with pressure on ukraine i don't know what's there your representatives have a better idea. the russian president did get a question from the b.b.c. and it was well you saw about russia's alleged attempts to interfere in elections and politics altogether in other countries well here's what mr putin said regarding interference or not interference many times officials and their representatives
from various countries including the u.k. made assessments about what's happening in russia mr putin believes that this doesn't count as interference and said that russia reserves the right to do the same in the opposite direction at all or part of the very same question from the british media was prime minister boris johnson personally whole was sad some very harsh words to say about mr putin well this was the russian president's response this time look asserts it was. as for statements from certain people various political figures about russia about me as the head of the country i've been used to treating this accordingly but i know what the interests of my country own and that it doesn't matter at all what anyone else says there is absolutely no value in comparing what they say with the fundamentalists which russia is interested in solving congratulations to boris johnson nevertheless he turned out to be the
winner he understood the mood of the british people better than his political opponents but if you can move it on to the latest tensions between berlin and moscow that have to do with the. murder of a georgia national and germany with a terrorist background while germany believes that russia is somehow involved in it even led to 2 russian diplomats being expelled from berlin while of lot of my putin did night any involvement and also went on to remind the audience again of the terrorist bag round and all the brutal things that this man was previously involved in though not just going to get upset in the can he was a criminal and a killer in one attack alone in the caucasus he killed 98 people in other countries they hold mourning ceremonies where there are less victims and this is far from the full list of evil actions and we raised this question but mostly in syria we see
what is going on in the coming jail as well i still fighters being killed people from central asia and russia and 2nd place but there are also many people from western europe from from from germany we see that these people terrorists move freely in european capitals we also heard questions about pressure on the russian media and european countries in particular in a stone age where there are some real issues where the russian sputnik news agency . staff members of that news agency said that they were being pressured into leaving this particular outlet if they want to continue working in that country which are put in response referred to as a real disgrace. going to should you do a lot all sorts of attempts to still pure activity can go unnoticed i'm very
surprised because russia is always accused of all evils including pressure on independent media and they do the same that they accuse us of this is cynical government measures such as restrictions can't work because you will hold. those who want to spoke this between our countries we can't allow it you must try to work in those countries that are scared of your information on other grand vladimir putin press conference is done and dusted for more of what he had to say you can also check out our website and social media pages. and other news this hour u.s. tech giants among them apple microsoft and google facing a lawsuit from numerous congolese parents and children human rights groups accuse the companies of being complicit in the death of children who were working cobalt mines in the company supply chains kobolds is in high demand as is widely used in batteries for devices such as smart phones here are some of the testimonies from children who for legal reasons have all been given the same name and
a warning that you might find some of the upcoming images upsetting the chamber ceiling collapsed on people in a coal mine john doe 5 was one of only 2 survivors john doe 3 was living in the mine area on his motorbike loaded with 3 bags of cobbled he was hit by a large global transport truck and his leg was amputated after 2 weeks of working john doe whenever they were severely injured he was 14 years old when he was crashed in the mine the families and injured children are seeking compensation for forced labor negligence and emotional distress some also claim they suffered serious injuries while crawling through tunnels or carrying heavy loads arty saskia taylor has more on the story. how far would you go to make your fortune hire a child a child kill a child these are the questions the world's most famous tech giants will be in court as part of a lot of legal case that's off to
a human rights organization allege that complicit in the injury and deaths of hundreds if not thousands of children in the democratic republic of congo all to feed the wild insatiable appetite for the very nato gadgets defendants ample google bill microsoft tesla are knowingly benefiting from aiding and abetting the cruel and brutal use of young children and democratic republic of congo to mind called the young children are not merely being forced to work full time extremely dangerous mining jobs at the expense of their educations and futures they're being regularly mean been killed by tunnel collapses and other known hazards common to coble mining in the d.r. see the case has been brought forward on behalf of 14 congolese families 6 of who have lost children walking and mines the document makes 5 harrowing ranting with stories of broken spines paralysis and people buried alive and collapsed tunnels
children as young as 6 forced to walk up to 24 hour shifts using tools the human rights group brandt's as from the stone age many of these children while also trafficked. and while the latest i phone retells around $1000.00 these children were being paid as little as 2 for that troubles if they survive the watching day i've never encountered are documented more severe a similar. in the elocution of income between the top of the supply chain and the bottom it's dad disconnect that makes this perhaps the worst injustice of slavery and child exploitation that i've seen in my 2 decades of research what could be watch these lives through cobol apparently
a metal that is essential to those in lithium batteries found in every small phone every laptop every electric car and as the tech boom continues to monta has sought the d.l.c. as one of the poorest countries in the world but also a mineral gold mine has been only too willing to power at this for a shift market it produces around 60 percent of the wallets coble supply mining the thought of it by hand now some of those giant corporations which signed a contract with these mining companies say they had no idea what was going on those people in silicon valley can't be big readers than because this has been news before further the horrors of the plight of these children has been widely reported in the media defendants all have knowledge of the forced labor dangerous conditions and extremely low p. provided to child coble minors then you have reports like the one by amnesty international back in 2016 which documented how child cobalt minors were over
exposed to hazardous chemicals while walking with no protective gear and basic hand tools apple's promise a year later it's not use mines that didn't provide professional quit meant must have gotten lost in translation even worse than just standing idly by though pretending you are all the good guy indeed taking a major peach from the corporate cover of god defendants apple alphabet dell and microsoft have joined in support of modal mining programs and d r c to create the false impression that they have acted to prevent the known horrors of kobold mining in the deer sea by children but when you are raking in hundreds of billions every year what are a couple of lives over 9000 miles away from you though of course they'll have. you believe they really do care people should have values. companies are nothing more than a collection of people and so by extension all companies should have values you know apple has always been at the core about changing the world it's no coincidence
that a company dedicated to free flow of information was founded right here in the us as an american company we cherish the values and freedoms that have allowed us to grow and serve so many users we always knew that we were losing our money now was of our life and our eyesight technology but how could we know it was costing lives to. what we have asked the companies in question to comment on this and they said reports of misconduct to always investigated with appropriate action taken they also told us that they're committed to being responsible when sourcing materials but we also heard from a journalist in the d.l.c. who claims that companies know exactly what they're doing. this system is not good in and they are taking profits from this of course they nor the world the most of demining their mind coming from the dia. or gold or any kind of minerals
from the instant they nor the government is less territory or tribute directly to the death of 100 millions of people walking illegally kids walking illegally in the mine on 100 percent i think 80 percent of those minerals are coming from illegal way in a very difficult area we can't even call it the bloods minerals and they have a direct responsibility on those blood because they do want to buy and they want using it they know we do which could be sure those mining mine is extracted from the us that is the place where we are talking about these people directly from the big companies. well that is your day for now i'm mars on a low could not be back here with the rest of the team in about 2 minutes time with more news from around the world will see it.
argentina love it this country is phantasmagorical the people are extraordinary the government and the central bank maybe not so much because of the central bank but let's get into this a little bit more detail. can download from senate impeachment trial be conducted in a manner that everybody considers fair the experts weigh in on this edition of paul . welcome to politicking on larry king reaction to dom from $72.00 in
a split along party lines no doubt the trial will be viewed in a similar manner so can the senate trial of presidents from be conducted in 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. strategist james opinion joe's of can they get a fair trial in the senate. 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 the 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 that 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.