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but chain of explosions ripped through a city in eastern ukraine leaving dozens injured and what police say are terrorist attacks. a new cyber security bill slammed by internet users as an attack on pirate privacy gets a step closer to the white house by president obama threatens to veto if it passes the senate. was a three man crew successfully lands in kazakhstan after six months aboard the international space station we bring you more from mission control here in russia. and the economic blows rain on spain its credit rating takes another head while unemployment reaches a critical twenty five percent. and in business the markets here moscow have ended the week on a high as big corporate earnings so brazen sentiment turn in about ten minutes time i have to break down all the figures.
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it's seven pm here in moscow six pm in kiev ukraine and terror has gripped ukraine today with a string of bombings that have left at least twenty nine people wounded before successive blast hit public areas in the eastern city of near prepared throw off causing widespread panic several people suspected of organizing the attacks have reportedly been arrested let's get the latest now from our correspondent in the ukraine he's in the capital kiev alexei or service can you tell us what exactly happened this friday morning. in ukraine's interior ministry says that four bloss rocked the third largest town in ukraine is the city of. those war for explosive devices put in fresh bins at trying way stations it's interesting the attack loops are. coordinated because all those blasts happened at one particular line of the
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tramway in now we have a chance to listen to eyewitnesses who told us of the horror which they experienced when the bombs went off. that we came to the park and on our way back the blast happened leave swirled off the trees we saw pillars of dust . explained to them and then within five minutes and seven thirty had to seen there was another blast right inside the fountain and it was like a ring that went through the crowd and then this might spread only through the square a lot of smites us all my sil there were not seen because it was recess time he was sitting on the steps it must have been tough from people who were sitting kinds. of all these attacks happened hours ago but the city of still gripped by panic when the stand that many people are staying in their offices afraid to go home because fearing more bloss could happen could happen in the city also
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a cell phone connection has been jammed by the authorities also fear of more explosions in the city and the central city essential streets have been cordoned off by the police as well as the transportation public transportation has been suspended as is a feeling more terrorist attacks in the city now we understand reportedly that several people have been detained in connection with these attacks it's believed that they could have been behind those attacks but this formation has not yet been confirmed by the officials what is confirmed by the officials that they are definitely considering this to be a terrorist attack and have already launched a criminal investigation into this rather and typical incident for typically called ukraine. other than that how is the ukrainian government responding to these attacks like you said terror attack and what implications might this have given that come ahead of a major european football event which is said to be hosted in the country. we're
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only forty days away from the start of the euro twenty twelve football championship and certainly an attack like that in a very populated city with a population of around a million people certainly puts a lot of pressure on the authorities and could even jeopardize the euro twenty two world championship in ukraine and poland certainly many concerns will be there among the football fans will be coming here in hundreds of thousands and the authorities are now trying to do everything they can they already organized an emergency meeting of ukraine's parliament but as for no nobody has claimed responsibility for the attacks and we are waiting to hear from the authorities whether those people who were reportedly detained were in fact those who masterminded this terrible attack in the bit of. live from the ukrainian capital thanks for that update. still in line for you this hour a real academic uprising running battles in montreal seen eighty five more students arrested in the increasingly violent faceoff over
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a rise in tuition fees. and stealing the revolution from those who needed it most egypt's secular groups boycott the latest cairo protest saying they're being hijacked by power hungry islamists. but first soon americans may find every private e-mail they write could be opened copied and inspected by governments super this latest cyber security bill called cispa has passed the house of representatives barack obama has threatened to veto the bill if it passes the senate can in washington explains what a warm internet freedom fighters. cisco would make it legal for service providers like google microsoft facebook to funnel private communications and other user related information to u.s. authorities it would provide the government with unhindered access to private correspondence of every american and mind you it's not just the americans using their services we're talking about your net users from all over the world so that
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would be done in the name of cyber security they called it cyber intelligence sharing and protection act critics argue who does protect is those providers the likes of microsoft google and others and they are strongly lobbying for the law because analysts say it's not like the companies are not sharing information with u.s. authorities already and your correspondence cannot be monitored it can but under existing laws the companies can still be liable for sharing private information of their customers so experts say the companies want legal protection for what they're already doing that's what the proposed law is about sopa was a different story for them service providers heavily lobbied against it because it would hit their businesses it would easily allow to shut down you tube for example they hold tons of copyrighted material anyway so paul was killed in congress largely because of the huge awareness campaign launched by even as service providers but from consumer's point of view whether it's sold part or cispa it's seen as a blatant encroachments on privacy and freedoms so who would have given unprecedented
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tools to shut down websites cisco would allow to effectively legalize the big brother on the web again it's not as if private correspondence is not being monitored already but would cispa americans would be stripped of their last legal means to protect their privacy on the web. as a module carrying two russian cosmonauts and a nasa astronaut has landed successfully in conflicts stem the crew returned back to earth after spending almost six months aboard the international space station sean thomas has been following events from mission control. the launch happened in november two thousand and eleven mid november they spent about five and a half months in space as part of the twenty two but also as part of the thirtieth international space station expedition there were some problems with the way about launch because they were supposed to launch as early as september but as you may remember there was a problem with the progress rocket which delayed this rocket as well but then we
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were also some problems in that delaying their landing as well they had some problems with the pressurization of the command module so that actually delayed there might be in fact this was the first soyuz capsule to launch after the shuttle program has retired on one hand there were airplanes fourteen helicopters twenty two land vehicles and over two hundred personnel ready to make sure that these three space men these valiant heroes got to earth safely and that is that is exactly what happened. the euro zone's fourth largest economy has been stripped of its prestigious a credit rating the mark of a top economists say it's another blow to spain which also saw its unemployment rate soar to almost twenty five percent a figure dreaded by economist well the rating is agency behind the move standard and poor's warned that things look set to get even worse for the country for more reaction to the downgrade i'm now going live from madrid buy me more although it is a social economics writer and journalist thank you for being with us another month
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and another downgrade for spain is it deserved do you think. well certainly nobody took the first compliment probably is the servant not for the reasons that it's time for them to say this is putting forward a series because of our banking system but he's saying danger well actually space banking system missing not good enough the rich shape of course but it's no different than other banking systems in europe we have a problem which is grows the lack of it actually i'm not back to say that could be a reason to downgrade our our debt maybe it's understandable as a move but for the recent what could be the repercussions that if you think it's all being done for the wrong reasons. if you say here we go two years ago we would have a not normal repercussions now i think the people in general the governments all over the world have learned to be more skeptical about the writings of the of the
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rating agencies they've made so many mistakes some blunders and unjustified changes are right in that they don't have that money should much effect in the markets as they used to have but of course we are now one notch for a young band so if they if they don't break us further yes that would indeed have a terrible effect. is also fairly working in spain at all even a little bit is it is the right tool to rectify the problems that the country is facing in its attempt to recover. well well you know recession in spain officially when driving a recession started see if this is a person it destroys any chance that could exist of growth which is actually going and sees that you will pay your debts hence the problem with our with our separate beds so now it's not working. on interest rates in. a country like spain if the state does not invest never invest it's
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a country which in which the economy is driven by the state even if it is a private economy of course so you know the effect would be absolutely disastrous on and probably i'm beginning to see some hint of a change of course not just in spain but in europe people are beginning to realize that we will know right through the spot people maybe but both brussels and your government agree that it's either austerity or collapse they're quite adamant about it. has really seen they're behind the curve if you read what is being printed to value most economists and experts almost in every media that exists saying not forseen of the change and we're looking forward to the result for example of the french election because if mr lyon wins he said he wants to rectify this fiscal agreement with germany. france is the second because many in the euro zone become desired then there's the election in greece which will probably be run by people
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who don't like these parts of the study so i think things are beginning to change or are about to change. i hope so at least just briefly i want to touch on these new unemployment statistics twenty five percent in spain that's even higher than greece how much of a social ticking bomb are we looking at. well you should explain the fact that it passed and so far. is that he's playing by the fact that obviously spain has a has a shadow economy of great proportions that is what. these masters and employed part of it actually but sooner or later it will it will come to a very very difficult situation who do i. blame the people on the streets sorry who do the people who blame spaniards on the street who they blame for all these problems. they solve of the photographs with the previous governments now they voted in a new government they see the things don't change they realize that it is not in
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the hands of the regional or local the west the governments to solve these problems actually a region of europe it's a european problem it's a political problem over an economic problem it has to do with the fact that we don't see ourselves as a you taken a single entity. that the deficit. the public that it's not that high is like the u.s. or the u.k. so the reason. we're in so much about europe well because we don't behave as a union because we believe as different countries trying to to save themselves without taking into account the others. there are those social economics writer and journalist live with us on the line from madrid thanks for your thoughts this hour . in the e.u. itself clearly tiring of austerity is calling for a new approach to resolving the euro crisis the european parliament president stressed the urgency saying the collapse of the union is for the first time ever
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a realistic scenario artie's tusshar silly now reports on the source of the cracks snaking through the once formidable bloc. they say it's better to travel than to arrive but for european unity the ride has been bumpy to say the least and where could it be headed nor will the eurozone will implode a considerable number of economist admit when the french of foreign that the eurozone is already dead it will collapse. so says the candidate who surprised france by securing almost a fifth of the votes in round one of their presidential race all the other candidates without exception regard the european union as part of the solution or as the main solution she has identified in the campaign the fact that it's actually the cause of the problems much of the french press but also completely wedded to
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the right project they cannot conceive a foreign policy or domestic policy which is deeply. rooted in the whole european project one that finds itself an ever more shaky ground this should get agreement one of european integration sacred cows allowing border free travel across the e.u. is under fire. germany and france want member states to have the option to bring back those internal borders for thirty day period if there is a threat to security and public order there's a danger and more and more people are also going to start attacking all the good us europe and divisions within the union don't and there amnesty international's recent report documents examples of prejudice in the block against muslims in education and employment by jesus once a very much on the fringe of the sort of critical support from the on all being
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really mainstream in the right so to me it was sort of sort of saying when the left would come and see that people are more racist so to me not to but there has been some sort of. reuther or wiser or fortunate for people to express to hate and to an indulgent to violent behavior so where does that leave europe even the people who are against this kind of europe and against the idea that say they want a different kind of europe the e.u. may be trying to say the paths to achieve this vision and version of europe the obstacles are getting bigger from voters rallying behind that to brussels candidates proposal supporting bad border controls some e.u. leaders have dismissed them as populist threats but the question is are they merely still threats or is this growing resistance already the tip of an iceberg to us are still here r t brussels. backed one of our top stories the passing of
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a sis through the house of representatives on its way to the senate president obama threatening to veto with let's get the parts of a million and a starter european m.p. for the swedish pirate party she joins us now live from brussels tell us football is officially aimed at gathering data related to cyber attacks so what's the danger for a lot of biding users. well gathers started indiscriminately so the obvious threat is for freedom of speech kind of censorship practices that people abide also by self-censorship knowing that they're being watched by their government or by a private actor and therefore modify the way in which they would behave in which they behave this can have very damaging effects for for instance democrat democratic development and also actually the way that we construct our communities and social interactions between each other why do you think you have legislators are trying to push bills focused on citizen surveillance instead of aiming to
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improve the country's overall web infrastructure. i think it's actually partly a problem of money so currently we have a very strongly expanding that a geisha an industry that live off of private data from citizens or live off of being able to catalog the way people communicate with each other at the same time making infrastructural investments would be very costly and so it kind of makes sense maybe even economically to to favor this kind of surveillance rather than enabling people to communicate freely and anonymously online. this is a rule of could also use u.s. based internet providers to monitor users outside the u.s. where does that stand in terms of international law. actually there is so much that we can do about that the united states have a lot of kind of big data centers through which much of the information in
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cyberspace anyway pass and of course if it's in the american jurisdiction then the american authorities can do with stuff that pass through their jurisdiction what they want what europe could do and what europe should do in this respect is obviously think when we revise the data protection regulation and the data protection directive as we are currently doing in the european parliament we can consciously make choices in that legislation that makes it more difficult for european companies or even for american companies to pass european citizen private data into the united states and i definitely believe we should consider that option because otherwise we are effectively handing over the power of our communication to the jurisdiction to the jurisdiction of somebody else and also to the commercial whims of that jurisdiction upon it it seems their main fear is that the bill could override existing laws that actually protect the distance privacy which companies
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like google and facebook are trying to get around because of liability how do you see it. well unfortunately that the american government is now increasingly moving into regulating what that are they have access to or what their commercial actors can do with the data means that the united states is imposing kind of jurisdictional geographical jurisdictions online so for a very long time i think internet companies and internet entrepreneurship including the kind of communicative communications and whatever communities were formed online they weren't really that much under the control of the american government because they pretty much kind of just left. to deal with itself. and now that they are actually exerting their geographical jurisdiction that has very strong repercussions on how we needed to respond in other jurisdictions to make sure the geographical preferences of the american government do not harm or damage to
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interest of european consumers right i mean of your daughter i mean for the swedish pirate party live with us on the line from brussels thanks for that. one hundred and sixty protests but then just two months and can have a student uprising continues unabated and with new clashes on thursday night the standoff over tuition fee hikes is turning increasingly violent centering on the country's second largest city of long trail clashes resumed after talks collapsed between student leaders and not far days right officers charged maced and detained thousands of protesters while the police chief publicly complained that his forces were worn out the students are incensed over a two wishing fee rise which the government says is necessary but journalist but just fine yeah says heavy handed policing will only provoke the students further. there were really only minor incidents windows broken and then some very close but
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i realised the police is using that as a pretext to conduct massive repression and usually the ones who will break your window or another once you get caught the police those that have the run faster than the police the ones who get caught there are peaceful protesters and people are becoming infuriated by the behavior of the police were it's peaceful protest or it's always fueling the fire it definitely is well know it's this is profound around that people are very unhappy about the way their political elites are behaving and the feel that the government is not serving the people at all it's only serving big financial interests this is all those are all very repressive minutes and it's only going to fuel more and more and more people are going to join those eventually. secular political powers in egypt have refused to take part in friday's scheduled demonstration against the military rulers called by the
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country's islamist parties the religious groups are accused of using the protest as a p.r. chill and monopolizing power. starting sour first reports the ongoing political wrangling is pushing democracy in egypt into the sidebars. protests nation after the revolution toppled president mubarak gyptian have continued to use people power as a way to force change the sights the sounds of protestors on cairo's tahrir square have become a familiar one more than a gift of president back without the from power with presidential elections just around the corner and the activities here have once again taken center stage but if the last years taught us anything is a revolution alone is not a democracy make this why the upcoming elections appraising so important. as a discussion group focused on a post arab spring egypt we met
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a former member of mubarak's regime now a prominent speaker here in egypt the revolution also must be a great action but unfortunately after we have a lot of problems and the challenges we have to discuss and do we have to reach a vision for that not everyone will say positive and ask the panel how they'd feel about the outcome if they'd been one of the young revolutionaries there's an awkward pause but he's not given a clear answer. on forces and the. administration . of to. begin. in live in february. live in. food revolution we will we will give the people what they want we'll give you. freedom we'll give you a democracy he told us of the frustration of many people who turned out to tahrir
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but now feel they've been left represented with a new struggle for power creating many of the regimes old guard. what is a democracy is the. resource to give course is a common complaint with an equally common answer. but the revolutionary mood we're told can last indefinitely i can serious work of the way russia but we will expect to go with the of. people who are staying against certain actions we should do we will be for a gui more realistic to understand the real interest this region it's a more polished slogans or shoutings it's the economy the culture the political overestimating authority and underestimating people has seen regimes across the arab world full with the announcement of the list of candidates attention turns to
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the policies of those who might become the next president but they'll need to be careful not to allow power to drag out the voices of those who are determined that this time they'll be heard surface r.t. kyrie. was a pitcher with carry out the business starts her investors reacting to growth three years while the investors are actually changing their tone any so that's over in the u.s. now first of all they were uncertain about those growth figures now they came out at two point two percent that's g.d.p. now that was actually a slowdown and it's signifying a slow patch for the biggest economy in the world because we actually saw figures the three percent from table to december two thousand and eleven but right now they're demonstrating their resilience towards those figures about the dow jones around two tenths of a percent up on the nasdaq around for ten or ten are imposed to terra to decide let's have a look at the russian market because they finished on
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a high night and that's out of a bunch of corporate earnings base expectations and one of those was a gas problem the company managed forty five billion dollars in the teeth out. and levon financial year with a gain of thirty five percent allows thanks to high prices and growing production now the company increased its market share in europe market to twenty seven percent and that's from twenty four percent a year before the others on nov first and that's because the government plans to raise taxes on gas problem plus says the prospect of greater competition as the us becomes the world's top gas producer and that's due to show gas boom i'm moving on that see how gas pumps on the market stay as you can see it got up to nearly the repressed and we also had a roast had a call they need to go up to the one percent and its net profit reached five hundred seventy million dollars in the last pool to a twenty eleven that beat expectations but bucking the trend was m r s k they were
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down nearly one percent in the red. states last year net profit rose fourteen percent but it seems that that was another for investors moving on to the russian ruble we'll see how that performs today and it was a mixed it was a mixed end for the russian ruble we had it hearkens us dollar against a common currency for the euro dollar is one thirty to fifty five and if we check out the european markets will see that they too are showing their residence as well but also we've got time for for now i'll be back in about fifteen minutes with more updates and all right thanks for that. well next on our team the latest edition of cross talk coming up with peter the ballad before that i'll be back with a reminder of our top stories.
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you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realized everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm tom harpur welcome to the big picture.

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