thinks. we should ask. and i mean reportedly killed at least 4 officers at the police headquarters and paris a number of others were left before the attackers were shot dead or alive to the french for the latest in just a moment. also this hour as u.s. democrats rally to protect a whistleblower whose claims have triggered an impeachment inquiry to look at how they previously sought to prosecute those who revealed uncomfortable truths. and in the u.k. a christian doctor fails to get his talking overturned at an employment tribunal after he was fired for refusing to use different pronouns for transgender people.
watching our 2 international bring you your live news update from our studio here and moscow welcome to the program we start with breaking news from paris where at least 4 police officers have reportedly been killed and several others wounded after a man wielding a knife attack the police headquarters in the french capital let's go straight to paris now and artie's charlotte you can see what more do we know. well we understand this attack took place at 1 o'clock local time here in france and it took place at the paris head cruises over the police which is not fall from . now we understand that one man wielding a knife entered into the courtyard of the parents at police h.q. and set up this horrendous attack french media reporting that offices have been killed in not attack and there are several injured some saying 5 injured. with at
least one seriously injured these are unconfirmed reports at the moment and we are waiting for confirmation on the think is of who has been hurt and what the death toll is as a result of this attack on thursday in paris also reports that the attacker who has been neutralized i should say was actually an employee all the paris police h.q. so adding an element of questioning as to what the motives were in regards to this is this a disgruntled employee or is there something deeper behind this i just want to say that the area around the h.q. this is the deal a city has all been cordoned off and we know that the interior minister christopher guest is there to try and assess the situation and see what's going on what is interesting is this comes just 24 hours after we saw a huge protest across france here by police officers police officers who said that they were concerned about the increasing levels of violence against them concern
about rising rates of suicide in the process and also the psychological problems they're saying that their officers are facing as a result of the increased pressures that they're under many police officers who worked overtime that hasn't been paid i think we looked at the figures yesterday some 23000000 hours of overtime some being paid and police officers i spoke to at the protest yesterday on wednesday were saying things that you know we don't have a family life we don't have time all we do is work at the moment because there's so much pressure on us pressure coming from various elements such as the protests here in france it's just yellow vest movement but also from the security issues of hosting big summits like the g. 7 summit that france saw earlier this year france of course is also on high alert because there have been several jihadi related terrorist incident in students over the last few years including a number of the knife attacks as well as those big terrorist incidents such as back in 2003. with the bats
a clown shooting and also the coordinating attacks around paris in which more than $130.00 people were killed but the latest on this information unconfirmed what the motives were we understand the attack was an employee at the paris h.q. but french media are reporting that 4 people have been killed and at least 5 people have been injured in this latest incident in the french capital charlotte devinsky saying across this breaking news for us thank you. and other news democrats in the us say it's vital it whistleblower is protected after his revelations triggered an impeachment inquiry against all trumped anonymous cia officer alleges the president pressured his ukrainian counterpart to investigate issues surrounding joe biden one of his potential rivals in next year's race for the white house trump has dismissed claims of improper conduct and burning the informant a spy either got it totally wrong and made it up or the person giving the information to the worst was dishonest and this country has to find out who that
person was because that person is a spy in my opinion the president doesn't realize. how dangerous his statements are when he says he wants to expose the whistleblower is and those who may have given the whistleblower that information while democrats are keen to protect this particular whistleblower they've been less so about others who revealed uncomfortable truths in the past kilmartin has been taking a look. we are now told that in this dark age of trumping tyranny one heroic individual has spoken up like a voice crying out in the wilderness we don't know his name or his occupation but we know that he is good i think the whistleblower did the right thing i think he followed the law every step of the way the inspector general of the intelligence community found this whistleblower complaint both credible and urgent i want to say thank you also to the whistleblower for having the courage of the bravery to come
forward on behalf of the nation now not only must this gallant hero be held in the highest level of reverence but he must also be protective any attack on him would be an attack on the american way of life from everything we know and we don't know much this is a experienced person who saw things that bothered him that's what the whole whistle ball blower statue is for and it is to protect their identity and i understand he's going to testify and we'll let the process unfold and the you remember how hillary clinton apparently wanted to kill julian assad with a drone well let's not get lost in the details but let's go over some recent whistleblowers in u.s. history.
some might argue that this case is different because this whistleblower didn't run to the press but simply followed standard procedure but the record seems to show that a lot of cases have whistleblowers who do follow this procedure so why jail time for some of them so it turns out the law does not actually protect them from retaliation they can be fired or prosecuted. so are all future whistleblowers doomed well not quite secure backers carefully protecting whistleblowers who see wrongdoing of any kind in our government is essential so if you're a whistleblower in america take a step back look over what you have an ask yourself get this information benefit anyone powerful in america if not your official complaint will probably be ignored and if you don't shut up after that the consequences could be severe the current
whistleblowers case is very different from others. the others were blowing the whistle on the system so these were real real abuses what crimes and abuses of our 4th amendment now this new whistleblower we need to put in quotes what was he reporting of course there are double standards there are standards for those who want to put pursue their political aims using this particular whistleblower in quotes and there are other rules for people who really oppose the system and its abuses one of the whistleblowers just mentioned and caleb's report edward snowden has reacted on twitter to calls to protect those who spill the beans not in the case of x. and i say analyst daniel hale is being prosecuted for lifting the lid on u.s. drone warfare programs meanwhile an article in the new york times suggests that the u.s. house intelligence committee chief might have collided with the whistleblower according
to the report the anonymous cia agent spoke to adam schiff staff before filing his complaint here's how donald trump reacted to that there is a report that came out just before you and president needed to walked out here that the whistleblower met with a staff member of adam schiff prior i love that question to be filed it shows that schiff is a fraud i think it's a scandal that he knew before i go a step further i think he probably helped write it this is not the only controversy the u.s. house intelligence committee chief has gotten himself embroiled in. trying to explains. if there was an award for the star inches tator of president trump certainly this man would make it to the list of nominees no need to remind why all right just watch this for a bit president was essentially trying to coerce a foreign leader to help us presidential campaign there seems to be no floor below which this president can drop serious a level of misconduct about his fundamental betrayal and obviously with that in
mind it's a piece of cake to guess what this guy's most cherished dream is impeachment for the maggot man it may be that we undertaken a piece nonetheless that compels us to travel down the road towards impeachment well if you try and properly imagine yourself and mr schiff's shoes you would probably say oh yeah what he's up to is totally legit because mr trump is on a mission to dig as much dirt as possible on his most dangerous democrat political opponent and for the president all means are good even if it's done through a phone conversation with ukraine's president who mr trump asked to once again hit the trail of joe biden and so adam schiff was like it is illegal improper a violation of oath a violation of his duty to defend our elections our constitution for the president to merely ask for foreign interference in our election well it's time to remind you
of a different phone conversation from 27 thing between now not donald trump this time adam schiff and supposedly the speaker of the ukrainian parliament the nature of the compromise well there were pictures of naked. ok so you have recordings of both so check. where they're discussing the compromising material on mr trump absolutely on that meeting and he told flynn so all those compromising materials will never leave. will can so little russian saying so. well obviously we would. welcome a chance to get copies of those recordings opes i forgot to mention something really important that was a prank although it seems mr shift was so hungry for the trouble he totally fell for it schiff was pretty serious he wrote all of what we said on the paper
remembered all the detail surely when you're looking for something to get trump out of there you're good to cross any lines nothing improper or probe worthy by the way speaking of dealing with the russians in some shape or form as we know anyone who gets themselves involved in that could be compromised or a spider on for the rest of their lives mr schiff once spoke to us r t r t made in russia get it one of those members of congress a leading the effort is adam schiff from california he joined me earlier about thank you should someone put him under a federal probe for that he or his assistants were probably talking to a few russians while the interview was being arranged oh that was long before donald trump showed up in the white house politics should be fine then. shift is certainly a very also a trance also accused him of being shifty and shifty i think is
a much more. description obviously he wants to bring down donald trump he tried to do it with russia i mean it was really one of the key figures in russia and so now here years is suddenly you know from russia gate is moved on to ukraine get a chance to lead which i think is reasonably believes there at the origin of truck russia is to be found in ukraine and he was asking israel in investigating this and in this case ukraine as you can. russia get so i think that will do a lot more damage ship. in the u.k. a christian doctor who was sacked after refusing to use female pronouns when discussing a transgender woman has lost his legal fight against his former employers he says they discriminated against his religious beliefs but an employment tribunal has ruled his stance was incompatible with human dignity with more details here she
added stuff to. well you're probably familiar with pronouns such as he or she and them and respecting them is especially important for the transgender community gender nonconforming and binary people however fail to get it right could now cost you your job at least that's the case for one dr he himself was sacked he faced dismissal because he felt he hears these pronounced or to his own personal villages beliefs and in a controversial court statement it read to his christian values are in direct contradiction with the fundamental rights of others and lack of belief in transgenderism and conscientious objection to transgenderism in our judgment incompatible with human dignity and conflict with the fundamental rights of others in so far as those beliefs form part of his mind of faith he's why defaced also does not satisfy the. acquirement of being worthy of respect in a democratic society now in his opinion he was totally shocked by all of this
because he believes that someone's personal chosen sex is actually just an abstract ideological pledge staff in the n.h.s. even those who don't share my christian convictions or also disturbed as they see their own freedom of thought and speech being undermined by the judge's ruling my 30 years as a doctor are now considered irrelevant compared to the risk that someone else might be offended now the department for work and pensions argues that dr david mark critz fears are in direct breach of the equality act of 2010 on top of all of that the firm that hired them and is also being sued for religious beliefs in fact many people online have taken to twitter and that arguing that this is political correctness gone mad and especially given the lack of doctors up and down the country at the moment this is certainly a step too far so the law requires on pain of being sacked a doctor to refer to a 6 foot builded man as madam if that's what he wants utterly bonkers the world is
mad we leave enough so done land good is bad but it's good. you key to any 19 compelled speeches here christian doctor loses tribunals case for refusing to use made up transgendered pronouns even worse the ruling steeds the christian belief is not worthy of respect and incompatible with human dignity but the fact remains that the tribunals did rule of course there has been lives could cause offense and in fact many people in the trans community and trans activists say that all of this has psychological damage ramifications is tantamount to appease not to mention of course that medical health care professionals should be treating people and not judging people in their opinion well anyway dr david laughed perth is now saying he will appeal the decision. your global news update continues after this short break.
on the surface this is not reported because it's too hard trying to speak of that fact they credit markets reach such a state of district disrepair that that's. causing a run on the dollar. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy. let it be an arms race often spearing dramatic to follow only closely i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time to sit down and talk. over the situation. grandchildren or little children ask their great grandparents.
is it true that. these cars used to people drive the. breakroom. that's what we used to do. welcome back international relations are the focus of russia's annual about di conference thursday is the events final day in the black sea resort city of sochi the title for this year's event is the dawn of the east and the world political order for national isn't such a for us. it has become a tradition but on the last day all valdai discussion club gathering russia's president vladimir putin joins the conversation its topic of the east asia and the middle east 3 days of intensive discussions with high ranking politicians experts analysts from 7 countries are behind on how to avoid conflicts on violence how to
bring peace and stability how to maintain it afterwords hand how to boost development in these strategic and important and large regions how to college in 8 international efforts to achieve common goals and get better results apart from. the leaders of as it is by john kazakhstan jordan and the philippines are also here change in their views and positions and before sitting all together they all have tete a tetes with fulton to discuss bilateral as well as global issues and we expect that a major event of this gathering the final plenary session with all the highest participants involved later on thursday we'll keep you updated on all coverage for you of course. donald trump's got the green light to impose a $7500000000.00 worth of tariffs on goods exported from the ruling by the world trade organization is the largest and its history and it's part of
a 15 year battle over illegal subsidies made to european plane maker airbus the new tariffs could hit as soon as the 18th of october and will include a 10 percent levy on european aircraft and 25 percent on popular food items like scotch whiskey and french cheese brussels has warned it's ready to retaliate. if the u.s. decides to impose w. countermeasures you will be pushing the e.u. into a situation where we will have no other option than to do saying and italian journalist sees an opportunity to voice her position on the future by handing the us secretary of state in large wedge of parmesan cheese counter happened during a photo opportunity between my pump aoe and italy's prime minister in rome on wednesday. i think going on and running thank you only me was a. nightly. thing
to me was a. u.s. trade office says it expects to enter talks with the e.u. in a bid to result the dispute european affairs expert restless and believes ordinary people will suffer from the tensions not the corporations it's a very complicated world out there right now i mean this could be we don't know really the immediate impact in him especially when you look at aircraft aircraft or long. you know long lead time in item so i mean many of our airlines buy from both boeing and from airbus and this could. this could have ramifications down the line on their bottom line as well so i think the math in the bill in the near term but the long term you could see prices increase your cravell you could then from other a follow up being care of it's not the company it's not the kind that pay for that of the average person that they are that's the bottom line in it and i think this could disrupt the like chain in the just that addition to what's going on in asia
and definitely put additional pressure on the. global trade in the global economy within the next year. the iraqi government support an indefinite curfew on the capital baghdad amid reports of more than a dozen deaths and hundreds of injuries as a wave of violent protests sweep the country. demonstrations began on tuesday over unemployment and corruption with clashes erupting and the army stepped in to defend the heavily fortified green zone police have deployed tear gas rubber bullets and lie fire gets protesters who say they're
angry about the way the country is being run. they are come to your senses adel go away we didn't elect you the iraqi people don't have real elections anymore you have changed the turnout from 19 to 45.5 percent there were no elections according to the laws of all the countries in the world if the turnout is less than 19 percent the elections didn't take place you know if they are true rocky's and honest people they will immediately hold an emergency session to make the prime minister the leader of the army and the interior affairs minister resign the blood was spilled for iraq true iraqis took up the streets for iraq for our land we are iraqis and we love our contrary if they are trained to that it will be our neighbors we the iraqis won't sell our homeland the government also restricted internet access in a bid to control the unrest and this is coincided with a visit by high ranking iraqi officials to the u.s.
the move is seen by some as a sign of loyalty to washington d.c. with baghdad now in lockdown iraq's prime minister says it's up to local governors to decide whether to declare curfews and their own provinces. now before we go here's a quick reminder of our breaking news story this hour at least 4 police officers have been killed inside the headquarters of the paris police by a man wielding a knife a police union official said. perpetrator who was shot dead was an administrative employee of the force incident was said to have begun in an office before continuing elsewhere in the large compound there are no immediate indications as the possible motives of the attack or the incident comes just a day after thousands of officers marched in the french capital protesting against poor working conditions including low salaries long hours and an increase in suicide rates in the ranks saying across the story and we'll be bringing you more details as we get them along with your other headline news at the top of the hour.
2040 you know bloody revolution 2 to crack the demonstrations going from being relatively peaceful political protests to be creasing the violent revolution is always spontaneous or is it just always here i mean you are liz put video through a neighbor lose out on you scrolling needle the former ukrainian president recalls the events of 2014. those who took. invested over $5000000000.00 to assist ukraine in these and other goals that will ensure a secure and prosperous and democratic.
so said i'm not going to much to me mama it's just that our. well welcome to worlds apart according to karl marx history repeats itself 1st this tragedy 2nd as far as but in the case of american politics it's fast turning into a sitcom and we not only the characters but even the situations remain invariably locked up another gave this time ukraine gave taking over washington is there still
a chance of ever moving it had on the world's. problems well to discuss that i'm now joined by the meat that is so slow of deputy director of the center for comprehensive european and international studies at the higher school of economics in moscow miter it's good to talk to you thank you very much for your time hello nice to meet you now we are recording this conversation on the sidelines of the discussion forum which was set up as a serious academic platform to deal with the issues of global importance in the year after year those issues take a back seat to the twists and turns of the american politics and i'm pretty sure it's going to be the case this year too as much as we all like to talk about the changing world order the americans are still commanding everybody's attention and our enemy well absolutely. the u.s. foreign the u.s.
domestic politics the. stalemate that exists there is i think one of the most important problem solved international relations because it paralyzes us for informal so. basically it becomes the result of the domestic fight secondly you know these guys it's all the global problems because the u.s. is still the most powerful country in the world but instead of fixing other problems. its approach towards this problems becomes the result of the domestic interplay which of course does nords contributes to the stability or govern the be lucy in the world speaking about this interplay and others you believe that not much well. from this impeachment proceedings in terms of that intended goal that i'm likely to take down but do you think they may actually work the other way around and solidify his re-election chances well i think there is
some chance for a doc over abusing his prospects for reelection although mult very chances for that you're absolutely right you know. even when the crime is obvious the experience of previous impeachments in the united states which were to lose shows that even in these situations it is unlikely to be resulted into the real impeachment because the senate and all the calls are representatives of the sides and there is the republican majority in the sound of and what is most important donald trump is supported by a bald 90 percent of the republican electorate so i think no one from serious republican politicians would dare in these circumstances to vote against the president however of course by the way thing the launch of the impeachment procedure is all.