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for different stories behind the bullets. join me every thursday on the alex simon, sure. but i'll be speaking to guess in the world of politics, sport, business, i'm show business. i'll see you then. mm hm. breaking news this. our active shooter situation is underway at a high school in the us state of texas. we are looking at live footage right now from there. police said up the site is on lockdown, and it comes out to a video emerged, allegedly, from inside this school, with gunshots heard. also coming from the program. today. lot of them are potentate, russia won't sell pumping gas to europe through ukraine, having the used decision to ditch long term gas contracts was
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a costly mistake. on pulling the plug, friends threatens that cut power supplies to the u. k. amid a post that breaks it wrong, over fishing rights. ah oh, cross the world around the clock. this is been use our on our secret the have you with his i'm union o'neill. we begin with that breaking news coming in to us from timber view high school, which is reportedly in loc, donna's after an active shooter situation was reported there. that's a high school in arlington, in the u. s. state of tex's and d. these are live pictures coming in to us at were advanced, are currently on folding police say at they are conducting
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a search of the area. so just to reiterate, you're looking at pictures of timber, few high school law. this is in arlington, just west of dallas at media reports are suggesting at least 3 people have been injured. i'm just looking at some reports coming from the arlington police department, a spokeswoman saying that she could not confirm whether there were any injuries. and then a little bit after that, on twitter, the local, the police department added, they were doing a methodical search and we're working closely at with other law enforcement agencies. as you can see, a lot of buses just waiting, i would suggest and to try and get the kids out of that school because it seems as if right at now they are in lockdown to cannot leave the school at lots of commotion there in the schools car park, a lot of law enforcement props, emergency services as well. it is claimed a suspect shut multiple people before fleeing. but just to reiterate the police are
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seeing, she could not confirm at the spokeswoman whether there were any injuries. we do know that, that just days earlier, there was a shooting at a houston charter school. let injured on. administrators said that is the situation we're dealing with at right now at arlington. we're timber view high school is reportedly in locked on following a active shoot her situation. in fact, let's know i bring you some unverified video bill from inside this school where at gun shops could be heard. i'm not sure if we, whether we can get some sound on that. i'll just keep quiet for a moment. i will try and put up the volume. let's replay that. just one more time. yeah, that's what we're trying to make out. there. gunshots. heard students as you can see, running for cover that piece of video, that footage
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a seconds at long. it just seems to be within a classroom with all kinds of commotion and chaos at breaking out after that sound of gunshots. we will of course, keep a close eye in the story as on when we get some more verified information as to what exactly is happening there it in arlington that high school will, will of course, bring it to you. okay, a busy news day today. let's move all night. president putin say's that you made a costly mistake when at the cited to ditch long term gas contracts. he also stressed today that moscow is not interested in speculative panic. buying a lot came out of a cup that meeting held earlier. t secret itself has been watching it closely and join me live on the program. eager. good to see you again. at global gas markets appeared be going through some major changes. i think gad, that's not hi. hi,
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paula. i berkeley to save out. just really going up one way at what's russia's going to do it to just this new reality? well, human, essentially, as you said, vladimir putin during a very high profile cabinet meeting. he's took to russia's energy minister alexander nova, and he has given very clear instructions to the minister at russia and its national gas exporting company gas promo that they must remain loyal and good partners. faithful partners of the e. u. even though the current situation with the current market prices of gas sticking to contractual obligations means a profit loss. a loss of profit for gas problem have a listen. as bruce, as she does, she has prom, believes that it would be more profitable for it to pay a fine to ukraine and increase the gas volume pumping through the new systems. but there's no need for that. there's more pressure in the pipe, less c o 2 emissions into the atmosphere. everything turns out cheaper and at
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$3000000000.00 a year, it is necessary to fully comply with the contractual obligations for the transitive gas through ukraine. although it is more profitable to sell it on the exchange that there is no need to put anyone in a difficult position, including ukraine despite the difficulties in relations are. second, there's no need to undermine gas prompts confidence is an absolute, reliable partner in all respects. of, well, essentially, this statement, it comes shortly after some officials in europe have accused russia and well, president putin, of orchestrating the current gas crisis on the markets. because the price of course, has been through the roof right now. it looks like this winter is going to cost a lot to the european consumer. but in fact, it, russia and the russian president vladimir putin is saying that facts and reality couldn't be further from the truth earlier today, the russian president has revealed,
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has that gas from not only has stuck to its contractual obligations, but in fact has increased the volume of gas, it is transiting through ukraine and into europe or so. and it's something that gas from didn't have to do. i wasn't obliged to do, but still it is making this step forward towards a towards the european partners. also, vladimir putin has stress that, well, a gas problem that these, this arrangement that the, this arrangement, it should be beneficial not only to the buyer and the seller and that russia is eager and willing to help europe overcome the crisis that they are. well, embroider nat embroidered now in, but well again, there are certain conditions should apply and that it has to be profitable to the russian side as well. on top of our, on top of that, vladimir putin has talked about these new pipeline systems are talking about like green energy and stuff saying that in fact, not only it would have been more profitable for gas from to well put
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a more gas into those pipes. but also it would have, or it would have a car, it would have lowered the c o 2 emissions into the atmosphere. so which is a good thing. but again, the word and everybody's lips here is nodes trim to a project, hugely despised across the atlantic by the us and by countries like ukraine and poland for example. but the current statements of latimer poodle who's saying that right now, there's no need to go there too. right now there's no need to rush, you know, launching the, launching the gas or the gas shipments through north stream too. well, it shows that at least for now, russia is not looking to abuse this power to abuse the stool. it has on its hands. eager thanks very much for bring us through all at ortiz eager chatelle of will indeed, the natural gas prices, your password to an all time records air. quite extraordinary images here that is 6
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times higher than it was in the spring. and it's put the continent on course for a major energy crunch, laying her internal divisions to within the block over brussels green policies. as ortiz peter oliver texas, through while prices are as high as they are on the commodities market. this isn't so much going to trickle down to consumers as perhaps these prices are gonna fall upon homeowners from a more domestic home users form a great height to what we've heard from the european commission president ursula found a lion is that she recognizes that there are major problems that we're facing right now and problems that are coming down the pipe further along, but says that in the long term, it's renewable energy that are going to keep energy prices low across europe. i think we have to be very clear that the gas prices are skyrocketing and her, but then the renewables, the prices have decreased over the last years and are stable. so fast is very clear
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that with energy in the long term, it is important to invest in renewables. that gives us stable prices and more independence because gas is important. 90 percent of the gas is important to the european union, the renewables we are the master without plans being dismissed out of hand by hunger, his prime minister, victor alban, his country just assigned a new deal with russia to import gas into hungry for the next 15 years, victor or bonds blamed these problems on the european commission, saying they have far too many restrictions in place. far too much regulation. and that is what's causing the issues when it comes to buying gas. you must change is policy because partly partly the reason why the prices are up is the 4th of the, of the commission. but we have to choose some regulations. otherwise, everybody we suffer. the problem for hunger is other the new regulation of greenville, which is that he died expectation for flat owners,
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owners and caught on, or the e. u energy commissioner has warned that prices will most likely continue to rise throughout the winter and won't see any respite until the spring of 2022. just how high prices rise may well come down to something as fickle as the weather. if it's a particularly cold winter, we could well see prices soaring, higher and higher. and what we've also seen though is a number of european countries coming together and saying things half the change, france paying grease, the czech republic and romania, all of their finance ministers signed a joint statement saying that there needs to be a complete overhaul of the way energy is purchased in europe. that isn't going to be a short term solution though. perhaps in the long term it may change something. it's not gonna change energy bills or this coming winter. what we're also seeing is the european union is saying that they're going to investigate claims that russia is behind attempts to manipulate the gas price that they've been trying to drive up
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prices. this is something that's been fundamentally denied by the kremlin, the spokesperson for the russian government saying that russian suppliers are living up to the very letter of contracts that have been signed. we insist that russia is playing no role in what is happening on the european gas market that could not happen. russia has fulfilled and will continue to fulfill to the letter all of its obligations on existing contracts. there is war way to get more gas into europe and not through the nod stream to gas pipeline, not huge infrastructure projects. construction was completed this summer. however, it's still awaiting the green light in terms of all of the certification and approvals from various agencies before it can stop providing energy. once that does get the approval that it's needed, while it could provide as much as 55000000 cubic meters of russian gas to europe every single year, that's around enough to pilot $27000000.00 european homes feeder
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oliver going through that. well, let's welcome on to the program now. victorious scholar, who is a market analyst and head of investment off the interactive investor stock trading plus mcgriff the have you on the program, victoria kelly, maybe touch upon some of the the latter issues our correspondent was speaking about, vladimir putin stressing today that at russia's new gas pipelines will have a significantly smaller. busy carbon footprint. do you think russian gas can be incorporated into europe's vision of green energy for instance? well, i certainly think that sab, russia has a okay, just an issue there with the victoria's line. we'll try and get back if we can get a more solid line yet. we've got actually victoria back now, victoria, just a slight se glitch there or listening to your 1st answer. they're just stick alex what you're thinking? yes. so i think that russia certainly does have
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a part to play in terms of re balancing the market. we've seen demand massively out stripping supply, which is why we're seeing a surge in prices in the u. k. and in europe hitting record highs, u k. natural gas, surging past 400 pence to put that into context. it was just down at 50 pence at the start of the year. and now there's a major increase in demand, particularly from asian economies. with deb accounting for round to says of l n g imports. and then on the supply side we all seeing a series of micro supply disruptions from russia on norway and elsewhere. that's accumulating to an aggregate massive shortfall in the market, which is why we're seeing this huge increase. now we've heard from black putin and the russian energy minutes to know as well. today. novak saying that this is hysteria and that it doesn't reflect the fundamentals. putin managed to sort of
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soften the market a bit, bring prices back down where the rhetoric of potentially increasing supply. he also said that russian gas suppliers have been a reliable partner for europe for decades. now. why do you think some in the you are so skeptical of russian gas and perhaps in particular, is their economic rush now behind those concern? yeah, i think obviously higher prices are better for suppliers and that could be where some of the concerns come from. there is a general sense of distrust sometimes attain russia on the e u, which certainly is an adding to the uncertainty in the morning in the, in the, in the relationship. but we all definitely seeing some real aberrations. and the fact is, is that it's become very difficult for people to substitute gas for other forms of energy like coal because we've seen a surge in the price of carbon permit as well. so now it's become
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a lot more expensive and also investment in fossil fuels. has come down, of course with climate change very much front and center. k a had a cop 26. yeah. we are looking at people. you're hoping they're built in the morning and just being shocked at what they're seeing. like people didn't see it coming. did. did experts, did you see the, what was happening? was it preventable? and if so, how this has certainly caught many people, investors on consumers. ok, god. and essentially what wasn't foreseen was this massive surge in demand as we came out of cove. it also a lot of gas went into storage, typically in europe over the last year because of the pandemic and stuff and hard to get out. now in terms of storage now in europe and the u. k. were at about not 76 percent, which compares with the 10 year average of 90 percent. now if we get
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a cold winter ahead, we could see that dictated down to 8 percent, which is a record low. and even if we just say as a normal winter, not too cold, that still gonna get depleted town to around 19 percent, which is the 2nd lowest in a decade. so it really does feel as though this problem isn't going anywhere. take years, we head into a cold winter. now on top of that, there have been weather concerns because there has been a historically low levels of wind, which has meant that renewables have been suffering because turbines haven't been powered as well as they might normally be. yeah, one more time we'd get into that with you, but we're just right. i'd for tory, a scholar, market on live and our to international. thank you very much. thank this is are to still ahead front, threatens the current power supplies to the you carry a mid, a post briggs rover, fishing writes about 3 and more coming after this. ah
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ah ah, i'm an embassy on the internet. the allows old b problems and what was i to invite everybody's lloyd? that wasn't a glitch. that was
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a feature that the people who designed the internet is owned by in as a feature i ah, 19 minutes into the program. welcome back. fronts is threatening to cut across channel electricity supplies to the u. k. over a post bridget fishing dispute. charlotte to ben ski reports now from paris on a fight that threatens to up and a series of crucial agreements between the european allies. france could be about to slam the brakes on the relationship with the u. k. as this right over fishing rights is pretty much imploding. last week, the you k refused the majority of licenses that came from french, smaller fishing vessels to fish in its wood. it only approved 12 out of $47.00 and
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as a result of that, iris is furious. it's now saying the bilateral agreements that cover everything from security, border control to trade in energy are now under threat because paris says that london simply cannot keep its commitments under the brakes. it deal. bruton does not respect it some signature month after month the u. k. presents new conditions and delays given definite if licenses this cannot be tolerated. we know the u. k is facing this unprecedented energy crisis. just like pretty much all of the countries across continental europe. and it could be a back to get even worse, because francis said that it could in the next few days decide to turn off electricity supplies to the u. k. well, how significant is that? pretty darn significant. according to you, k governments own papers in july of this year,
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france supplies almost half of the energy for electricity for the u. k. to this really could see the lights being turned out while you mean it, both the u. k depends on our energy exports. they think they can live alone while also beating up on your own. and given that it doesn't work, engage an aggressive one. upmanship. we negotiate a commie nicely. you know, 9 months in our shots are not little don't and add to this pretty much perfect storm, a threats that are coming directly from the french fishermen themselves. now we know that boss johnson has already wound the u. k. that because the supply issues in the lead up to christmas, that with energy, that, with petro also with products in stores and now french fishermen the same. you know, what, if you do not a all fishing licenses, we are going to block the ports. we'll make sure that there'll be no imports and no exports between europe and the u. k, which really could add to, boris johnson was and those are threats that the u. k. should also take pretty seriously, given that we know that the french one, they like to protest and 2,
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that have already been tense stand offs in the last year over this issue over fishing licenses. now the u. k, for its part says look, we've done nothing wrong. in fact, we're keeping to our commitments and we're keeping the agreement over fishing licenses. we have granted 98 percent of the license applications for me. you both to fish in our waters. so we do not accept that we are not a biden by trade and cooperation agreement. we have been extremely generous and the french folks in, in, on a small category of bows and claim. and we have behaved, unreasonably, i think is not really a fair reflection of the efforts we have made. france as well as pulling out the big guns with those threats over energy. and bilateral trades has also asked for the european commission to take a much tougher stance when it comes to the u. k. over this and other issues. the u commission though, isn't sort of really wanting to get into the murky waters over at this particular
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spot. it's saying what it's going to do is to ask the u. k. can explain its methodology and it will sort of go from that or limp from that. the reality is though, in this prose baggers, it will as the issue surrounding that are beginning to bite. there is a real threat coming from france at the moment, and it does seem as if boris johnson has some really tough decisions to make. he is essentially caught between the devil and the deeply say a lot of eyes on facebook this week, which is an damage control mode following claims of spreading hate and division on the platform. an employee turn whistleblower testify before the u. s. senate on tuesday after leaking a trove of company documents, and a lengthy response on his page to that seal mark, zuckerberg denied prioritizing money over the platforms, users we care deeply about issues like safety,
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well being and mental health. it's difficult to see covers that misrepresents our work and our motives. i don't know any tech company that sets out to build products that make people angry or depressed. the moral business and product incentives all point in the opposite direction. facebook exploited teens. do you think that teens are profitable for their company? i would assume so those dangerous algorithms that they admit are picking up dead that they stream sentence that vision their product. it is often destructive facebook's products, harm children, stoked to vision and weaken our democracy. the damage to self interest and self worth of inflicted by facebook to day will haunt a generation. it is pulling families apart. and in places like ethiopia is literally fanning ethnic violence. and it's a very different picture from a decade ago when platforms like facebook, twitter were being lauded by liberal commentators for fueling that pushed towards
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democracy in the middle east. during the arb spring put media play a role, social media is much broader than sending a 144 characters or twitter for updating your salesforce on facebook. those are use your giving facebook a lot of credit for this or yeah, for sure. i want to meet like look at that one day and thank him. actually indeed, social media did have some very pronounced impacts on the arab spring. on earlier, my colleague niel harvey, discuss the shifting opinions on facebook with our tea contributor nico house. it does seem a little bit peculiar that in 2011 with countries like tenicia libby on egypt, facebook was not only celebrated for put like for helping spread the news about the process. but the, the algorithm seemed to be a perpetuating the protests and propelling them for the millions of people are able to react to notice what was going on. now, interestingly enough, about 3 of those countries, the protest,
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they're actually benefited united states interests. so what it seems like is on the like, now that the script has been flipped 10 years later. censorship actually benefits the united states. so i guess you could say it's pro democracy, i guess if you wanna call facebook, you know, a democratic institution, i guess you could call it that because the government seems to be on the side of censorship. facebook as readily pushes the ship. is it a very different base these day? so what it was is, again, does less freedom of conversation, freedom of exchange, freedom of discourse. ah, there seems to be no consistent application of rules or principles or guidelines on any of these platforms. and i would say that at least on the surface now, it looks like the government, at least their opinions have much more influence. i mean, just a couple of weeks ago, just the sac. he was actually saying that it was time to come down a harder on facebook and regulate them more fast forward this whistleblower who's actually represented by a firm that the sac he actually worked for. or as a senior advisor, not even not even a year ago,
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is now sitting in front of the senate after going on 60 minutes getting a lot of air time. so i would say at the bare minimum, what it looks like is there is a lot of coordination going on behind the scenes in one way or another that everybody seems to be involved in, except for the people who are most afflicted by which i would say is the average working class individual and maybe potentially activists organizing protesters a do you think you ask of an festival has the, has it the powers at its disposal to, to limit to rain in facebook? i think the thing that they need to do the rain facebook and is to hold them to the standards of a publisher. ah. whereas enable escaping a lot of accountability for the for the how they selectively apply their rules. i like their editorial lists, but they, but the federal government hasn't done anything about it. now on the other side of that fence, they do have the capability, the force of the sensor more to what it does seem like they've had 2 dates that every time one of these is, this is happen. facebook seems to sensor more on their own. so even though they
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have a power, they have an exercise it and they've been able to get faced with the kind of do what they want more and more without ever having to hold them accountable. and a legal matter at this week's hearing us senators, coal for tougher controls on facebook and other social media, china. but there are plenty of questions to run the government itself. mike use or abuse that's control. if it gets it are to who spend swan breaks on how it's on aspect rules approached by congressman on the panel yesterday. what they're essentially saying is government needs to get involved and government needs to decide what content is allowed and not a lot on social media in order to make it the word they like to use. safe problem is, is that there are so many tens of millions of americans who do not believe that government is trying to keep them safe. but instead, trying to manipulate them and push political messages on to them should social media b, a public square where people are allowed to get up and speak and into voice their opinions and their worldviews and where rigorous debate can take place as he would
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have in a public square or is social media supposed to be contrived and controlled to the point where a few government entities and bureaucrats decide what is acceptable thought and acceptable belief. and i think that's the real core problem here. when government bureaucracy decides what is dangerous and what is not in the public interest, it breeds all kinds of corruption. and it reads a situation where the average person doesn't have a right to speak or to think in any kind of public spare. and i think that's hugely problematic a lot is or a midway ground up of the stories affecting your world today. neil will be here in around 30 to bring a more do hope you can join him that i'm you know, neil saying good bye. ah no one else seemed wrong when all,
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please just don't move any new world. yes. to shape out disdain becomes the african and engagement equals the trail. when so many find themselves worlds apart, we choose to look for common ground. ah, but i'm here today because i believe facebook's products harm children stoked division and we can our democracy tonight. a facebook whistleblower makes her parents before congress will mislead truthful media. regulations are $360.00 panel will decide plus the u. k. working to fight 5 were attacked, will it work? and major questions are circulating as an investigation is locked into exactly how top feds are investing and stocks all that. and.

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