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powerful twin blasts to shake the capital of russia's southern republic of dagestan killing one person and leaving several injured. also n.s.a. reform grows louder among washington's political elite its intelligence chiefs remain defiant warning of drastic consequences if the spying program is. also this hour independence or security longer threatens to deny access to intelligence services scotland or votes yes to separation from the united kingdom. and canadians get the vast ever bitcoin a.t.m. swapping digital codes for cash or look at why global users are turning to the unstable side but.
international news life from moscow this is see with me you know hello and welcome to the program in the u.s. political opinion to all this spying practices that caused a storm of global criticism looks to be shifting was republicans and democrats have called for reform of the n.s.a. with a long way because proposing a buy in on the agency collecting dazing bulk the intelligence community is however strongly opposed it is much more important for this country that we defend this nation and take the beating. it is to give up a program that would result in this nation be an attack it. testifying before the house intelligence committee n.s.a. director said. forcefully we want against limiting the surveillance program and
this fear was encouraged by the u.s. intelligence chief reforms would lead to greater risks this is all happening against the backdrop of a growing diplomatic of america's e.u. and live demanding imus's their citizens and leaders were spied on our european correspondent and. great as a delegation of the e.u. officials and separately a delegation of german officials who are in washington to speak with the members of the u.s. administration as well as intelligence chiefs to discuss this latest revelation of the in this case of national security agencies a spying operations on up to thirty five world leaders including german chancellor angela merkel as well as allegedly tens of millions of the french and spanish citizens as well now the outrage in europe has been palpable we have on the liverpool have said that the confidence of our country towards the u.s. has been quote unquote that we also remember the recent to e.u.
official statement talking highlighting the distrust that this these allegations have actually created and all of this anger spilling over not just in terms of diplomacy but also in the transatlantic deal somebody is calling for the stalling of that so we see a direct impact of the consequences of these allegations but the frustration right now is not just going one way because there are also frustrated reactions coming from the u.s. the n.s.a. chief having said that the nato allies that willingly shared that information with the u.s. and then he said that these allegations of widespread spying were in fact completely falls and misunderstood by the courts as well as reporters that regardless of their still a very strong impetus from the e.u. to push the u.s. to adopt a new overseas a surveillance guidelines from the e.u. already back stricter new guidelines on the data sharing. third parties especially the united states and europeans in the past few weeks they really adamant that they
need a rethink of the intelligence process this is what they're hoping to get out of this immediately the u.s. . visit to washington seems to be a step towards that direction. reporting there from paris while claims by the n.s.a. that e.u. agencies collaborated and compiled with mass surveillance has been backed up by a document published in spanish newspaper el mundo and we will talk to the journalist behind that report later this hour stay with us. the white house has already made steps to tail the n.s.a. in particular ordering eavesdropping on the u.n. headquarters in new york to be reduced but to what extent stars the u.s. president actually control the agency's activities and how aware was he of spying on europe's leaders and citizens these are some of the questions raised and peter levels latest episode of crosstalk coming up in less than thirty minutes but he has a quick pretty. good shake corney the president spokesman said is that the
president knew nothing about it however the n.s.a. is doing a great job what they're doing anyway so it really does raise some very troubling issues does the president have control over the n.s.a. does seem you know are was i mean even more seriously was this an operation approved under president george w. bush that's gone on and they've not bothered to inform the president the united states is being run by remote control by a group of corrupt companies and these companies want the n.s.a. to find out secrets trade secrets from all the companies in the world this is this is what they're doing this is unacceptable the american people deserve a better government than this. and it's not just america's spying that's been the focus of media attention lately to thailand newspapers have published claims of the russia's expertise as a host of the recent g. twenty summit and she's really going to have taken a look. during the g twenty summit which took place in st petersburg this year
guests including political leaders world leaders have received gifts backs which contained flash cards as well as phone chargers which according to the newspapers are essentially spy ware now these allegations have already been denied by the presidential spokesman a russian presidential spokesman who said that as a matter of fact it looks like. just an attempt to sway the attention away from real problems towards imaginary ones and because the newspapers didn't particularly cite to any of their sources specifically is it a fact italian government itself is already starting to look into these allegations in order to find out where exactly they're standing from. the british government is pushing hard to persuade school so that independence is not the way to go the home secretary is now warning that by going it alone scotland may lose access to intelligence services leaving it
a great to risk his lower smith has started the program. she says that any scottish independence words undermine the fight against organized crime cyber attacks terrorism and things like that because scotland would have to build up its own security infrastructure that would no longer necessarily have access to intelligence that comes from the u.k. or indeed from other countries that it currently taps for information the scottish national party has said that it's ok declaring independence for scotland would reduce the risk of terrorist attacks because it says that as part of its independence part it would get rid of the nuclear arsenal on its submarines and it would also not take part in any more what it calls illegal wars it's really the latest in a series of kind of threats and speculations both sides of this the scottish national party in scotland and the parliament here in westminster have been tapping
into these kind of emotive issues so the s.n.p. uses these age old rivalries between between scotland between england and scotland and also taps into this nationalist sentiment meanwhile the westminster parliament which obviously wants the u.k. to stay together fought stuff like this in the past it said or if scotland declares independence you won't necessarily be able to use the pound anymore you might have to apply to join the euro you probably wouldn't be automatically in the european union in nato so this is just another one of those things if you do if scotland declares independence it will be worse off as a westminster parliament scotland has already called this irresponsible it says it's politicizing security and antiterrorism and scottish national party member has called this project fear and he talked. macneil from discounters national party and the one that stands for independence from the u.k. and he brushed away the claims from london saying is just
a scare mongering campaign. mrs mason but as yourself is a very bad helloween character of course we are how bored in my side of the argument by the need to make sense and to use logic but this is me is not constrained by any of these. parameters the toll it is basically project fear stuff again from mrs means isn't balanced yourself badly in the way philip hammond the defenders of the defense minister did a few weeks ago with his truck with. another of a long series of launches basically from the u.k. government or u.k. government that has no positive out of it nothing sensible to see it all and coming up with frankly laughable skews to even the right wing commentators and people who are not going to voting for independence are mocking misses me in scotland to be different for the nonce or just come up with something positive to say but on the serious note you know when scotland's independent we will cooperate with london and we will look to maximize benefits for london and we just hope that the u.k. government who will do the c.m.
it will wake up to this reality sooner rather than later and act in a grown up fashion you're watching r c and there's plenty more to come later this hour including iraq's prime minister travels to washington to ask for military support as the country deals with a deadly wave of sectarian violence without over seven thousand people killed so far this year. at least one person has been killed and several wondered after explosions ripped through two neighboring shops in russia southern region of dagestan. has the details. according to preliminary reports these were two explosions which took place in the center of the republic's capital markets go on near the entrances of two neighboring shops one person has been reportedly killed several others injured right now we don't have any precise figures but we do know that these people are being treated by doctors security services are searching the area for more explosive devices to prevent from possible explosions since that
is one of the most volatile russian republics in the caucuses. all that more details are coming in and of course we'll have an update for you as and one day today and also be back with more news shortly including a live and honest is on the growing division between the u.s. and to europe and i say spying. approximately sixty percent of new imports came from illegal c. she. the european union is ironically taking fish from some of the poorest nations on earth so this is a very serious and very urgent problem that needs immediate international action. to enter our territorial waters they fish they load the fish into the ships and leave for europe. to do
illegal fishing just taking the bread out of our mouths. with economic down to find out. the new york and the rest like it's going to be every week. this is welcome by. cory's first ever a.t.m. has gone lie clients in vancouver and now swarmed that digital currency for real cash so what is bitcoin and how can you tell that computer code into physical money
basically is a currency used for online transactions to use it clients set up a web while it's hiding their names behind a digital code the payment can still be traced but making a transfer happens in a few mouse clicks buying some made a man and taxing agencies are left out to reducing fees and then. stage trees or whether to shop online using bitcoin so sell them for any official currency like dollars euros and so on the concept remains extremely vulnerable to volatile exchange rates bitcoins are collected through a process called a mining it has nothing to do with not only but that rather a train of computers cracks codes and gets coins in exchange and jeffrey alba taka from the foundation for economic education explains why he finds the technology impressive a year ago this time i thought it was insane but this is just another student tech
technology you know they come along every few days and they flame up so i'm a fairly recent convert the more i look into it the more confident i'm getting that the future of monetary system is cryptic cryptography and this kind of crypto market based currency it's quite spectacular and i tell you it only use it only takes a few times you simply realize this is incredibly easy it's much much easier than credit cards and there's no danger of fraud or identity theft all these other things that come with the old fashioned credit card system it's just a superior technology. the u.s. has its reasons strained they've been the bitcoin expansion it's been labeled a currency for online activities like gambling and even gunrunning exchange rate is volatile the low point came in january this year when the value was just thirteen dollars and two hundred sixty six dollars has been the highest point and it took just a few months to get there before fading a little despite the ups and downs geoffrey tonka believes it's here to stay really
it's floated to be an alternative currency and there's no reason why it can't itself become a means of capping that calculation so you can do your county man and so people do this all the time and you can enter into the economy because fear and live a wonderful life meaning that you can bypass the government currency entirely which the us is now restricting what's called money exchange businesses so there's so much high cost associated with a.t.m.'s it doesn't surprise me that it started in canada or the us the us would lose out of convenience this trend towards regulating . so bitcoin may be only four years old but it's already had more than its fair share of controversy the currency mess he realized in two thousand and nine created by students researchers and hobbits a year on there was a famous sale where somebody bought perhaps the walls most expensive piece of what
ten thousand bitcoins a sum now worth about two million dollars by twenty eleven bitcoins value had gone out of thousand fold a single piece was selling for more than the british pound european euro and american dollar at this point more than a thousand online merchants and organizations like we keep easier where accepting bitcoins as payment and donations and earlier this year the bitcoin market topped the billion dollar mark and is believed to have grown by another five hundred million since that they net a wide adoption of the bitcoin was picked up on by. financial authorities worldwide eager to tax and regulate this new phenomenon money laundering concerns and shady online activities last month so online black market silk road raided and shut down by the f.b.i. up to thirty million dollars worth of bitcoins were seized during the operation but michel de mint said the bitcoin officer at a bit corny out says the currency is only getting stronger as
a result we've got any money laundering policy in place where we limit users to three thousand dollars per day every transaction you make is recorded on a public ledger your name is attached to it but if somebody wants to find out who is making that transaction it can be done the silk road is a perfect example of the shutting down the silk road and e.b.e. black market e.-bay and actually shut down which is actually a very good thing for the currency as a whole as a lot of people associated it associated big going just directly with the silk road and so since it's been shut down the currency did about ten percent for both twelve hours and since then people realize that it's not just about the black market and it's actually a legitimate currency and it's actually gone up one hundred percent since then. and of got more stories waiting on line for you including an opportunity not to be a man thank you k hopes to billions in arab investment by becoming the vast
european states to issue islamic bonds had to r.t. dot com for more. and also that families and friends reunited after israel releases twenty six palestinian prisoners touching pictures in our invasion section for you . trials fighter jets and military helicopters iraq's prime minister is traveling to washington with a have to shopping list of equipment he wants to help find the sectarian violence and gulf in his country but some u.s. senators are warning that is the wrong key leader himself pushing the country into civil war just today twelve people were killed in twin so signed a tunks targeting soldiers and al-qaeda militants that found the state of iraq with . top president of the arab lawyers association mr al mix out welcome to r.t. so do you think the u.s. fighter jets and helicopters will help stop the bloody six heroin violence in iraq
absolutely not these weapons will never. be terrorist acts that have taken place in iraq you don't need to have plans to deal with. vehicles that explode in markets and coffee shops all the weapons that maliki is going for in fact this is a cover for seeking the help of the usa to run for office. he is showing he's going to show us that he is reelected then this is the threat that everybody uses is going to take or god this is what's being used by everybody in that respect i think at the end of the day the americans have a lot to ask the maliki to deal with for instance they're all that maliki and iraq is playing in supporting the syrian regime. through iran they have a problem with the situation in iraq where maliki has become a huge dictator that maliki is not adhering to all the issues in the constitution
he has. half a cabinet parliament is predicting he's excluding most of the political figures that they were with his government and the minister he has accused the. vice president of the republic of being a terrorist he has excluded a number of politicians on variety of grounds as being terrorists he is the one that he thought. behind all these. staking out in iraq in order to continue to avoid applying the proper law is hanging more people than any other country in the world. china is. the corruption in iraq is unprecedented in the bottom of transparency international so maliki has a lot to answer to the to the americans but he's going as if he is going to demand i think at the end of the day the americans will produce a list of hundreds of issues that maliki has to agree with the americans are not
happy that iraq has been because you would to circumvent all the sanctions on iran iraq is exporting crude oil importing products from iran all the goods that are bad from your writing iraq is importing them for iran and passing it on iraq is supporting the although it. might if you're reading this killing the baath is supporting the bathurst in syria who the americans don't want it's an idea the way it's going but i think principle making is trying to get there. and not to stop against yes and when to stand iraq is suffering they were asked wave of sectarian violence in guess what's behind it well it's very difficult to point a finger but i think. most likely one would have to look at the various aspects that why these. terrorist acts have taken place who benefits from them there are.
political movements within his government who have not got sufficient power he's not sharing with them the spoils of the wallet so those people have an interest in creating peace so that they can show that the government is a failure if you have the kindness to death you have terrorist organization that you have six million people who are doing it and you have the same time criminals be paid by anybody who hates the region is full of bad guys whether their neighbors in the south east or west that are powers from the outset all those people who want to keep iraq in the way it is and this is incidentally affecting all the region in the sense that everybody wants to point to a failure they say this is what you get when you believe that americans or this is what you get when you go for democracy so you can use it as a point to measure faith on any issues about who want to follow so i think this is all those people have a motive in doing it i don't think anybody would know where he anything any
government would have the duty of protecting people and this government is protecting zero people it's not protecting anybody whatsoever whether they are poor or have good god but look at it from this sect on up ok. let's have present over the lawyers association. thank you very much indeed for you for sharing your. and some other world news in brief police have clashed with supporters of president morsi at the campus of the us high university in cairo this couple's following yesterday's rally with protesters insisting the deposed president is still the legitimate leader this comes as the deputy leader told the pro morsi was in brotherhood freedom and justice party was arrested he's likely to stand trial alongside wolsey and some of his other key supporters next monday. protests erupted on the rise again stack is conservative government of the country's republic day police used tear gas to stop people marching towards the
turkish texan square as part of the celebrations the day mark and ninety percent of us throughout the tech republic which was founded by mustapha are to tag arise follow us face clashes with police with the government's refusal to detain a policeman accused of killing a protest at. the start of the twenty four saying summer winter olympics is now just one hundred days away the international olympic committee said paid a visit to the host city to see for himself how preparations are going postcard has more now from such the new president of the international olympic committee thomas back has been in sochi all week so mark one hundred days until the start of the games and he's just given one of his first interview since being appointed in the new role he gave it to r.t. now we sat down and discussed a whole host of issues surrounding the sochi games notably of course the so-called gay propaganda law here in russia the banning of nontraditional sexual relations to
minors now on monday president putin said that everyone is welcome in sochi regardless of sexual orientation and this is the message there but house for spectators and athletes who are concerned about the law they can be. used to these olympic games in sochi will be free of any kind of. discrimination the olympic charter will apply so the president putin. will come in. to celebrate excellent olympic winter games altogether but also in our chat back told me that the i.o.c. have complete confidence that all venues will be completed come the opening ceremony on the february the seventh but he did reiterate his earlier point before the organizers the final one hundred days in the lead up to the games are set to be the busiest. up next it's crosstalk with the telephone.
company. dramas the chance to be ignored to. stories others refuse to notice the. faces change the world lights never. grow. old picture of today's events my point is a month from around the globe can drop to. fifty. if we look at the history of the lp c.w. and its engagements in the past with the united states there is a history of let's say intimidation on mining collation whatever you call it if
hello and welcome to cross talk for all things considered i'm peter lobo taming the national security agency now appears to be the intention of the u.s. president but how likely is this it has taken months of scandal embarrassing lies to get obama and his administration to this point what is clear is the following obama is unaware of the extent of n.s.a. surveillance or he remains untruthful with the american people. and the world at the end it's all about trust.
to cross-talk the n.s.a. scandal i'm joined by my guests in washington karen who is she is a former senior counselor at the world bank and a whistleblower and we crossed to daniel mcadams he is the executive director of the braun paul institute. in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want daniel if i go to you first i mean obama says he wants free form of the aid to intelligence agencies but we still don't know what he knew and when he knew it and i always get nervous when a politician says that's classified so i mean what is his words mean about reform or does he just want this thing to go away and i'd like to point out to our viewers is that as congress sits down and talks about this we're probably going to get some more scandal more stories and more lies so i mean this seems like a fool's errand or you're right peter and you know what what jay carney the president's spokesman said is that the president knew nothing about it however the n.s.a. is doing a great job with.