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the. economic down find out. that the old shanghai and the rest like it would be if we. clashes have erupted in central kiev as protesters are burning tires trying to rebel police and fire fighters from dismantling the ten city on my down square. russia unveils a list of countries banned from his food market as moscow responds to sanctions imposed by western nations over the crisis in ukraine. and the fragile cease fire holds into its final day in gaza but israel and hamas failed to agree on an extension raising fears of renewed bloodshed we reported
those struggling to get medical help in the deadly conflict. last april made for mobile phones a russian id for him discovers half a million smartphones are infected with a virus allow he had has to control them as if i thought you were there. oh. there was an arm to international law from moscow this afternoon you with me intel on monday it's good to have you with us. first clashes have erupted in central kiev between protesters and police covering the city center with black smoke as people burn tires are police and special units who arrived at the scene managed to rein in the mayhem it's believed the protesters attempted to attack officers and firefighters with project out trying to push them away from my guns
where your mind of you was it's the exact same place that saw the start of the anti-government uprising back in november last year that eventually ended in the overthrew other than president yanukovych people burned tires ascending approves of a thick black smoke all over the city center the standoff began when city authorities tried to dismantle tents and barricades. right we're now joined live by ben harris he's a moscow based editor of business news or you're a magazine ben it's good to have you with us so quickly who are these people remaining on my dad and what are their demands now. well there's been purchases the whole time and the idea they said that they weren't going to leave after the government changed because they want to hold the new government accountable there's a sentiment of mistrust amongst the protestors that the new government is going to go its own direction and they want to make sure that the government is going to
represent what the people one says. there was a pertinent question that came out this morning and one of the crisis is the saying that you know we simply once again a cold which the former president and that doesn't mean that we signed up for a war and so there's a lot of people who are very unhappy i think you have to come back and realize again that the ukrainian population is now the green unified of what it wanted to happen next about the new government and that there's a lot of people who simply wanted to end the corruption and that didn't mean that they want to start a conflict with russia or a conflicts in eastern ukraine and that stuff is people who are protesting as the economy is going into collapse now given the situation today it's not the first it's the first not the first time the police have tried to action to spurs some of these activists on the square i we're going to now see more violence. it's possible as i said in the beginning i mean that the year of my projects is. real and a large portion of the premium population participated and believes in it but then
an equally large almost half the population were not in favor of what was going on and although that nobody likes you nickel of each other doesn't necessarily mean that they want to go in the european direction or that they want to have a conflict with russia and so they feel again like they did at the end of call bitch that they're being ignored and that the new government is not going in the opposite direction but they're less happy with that's and they're going to protest and they want to see themselves heard and the government is now in a chicky position where is you know what does it do so this is the same problem they can't you nick overseas do they crack down do they concede and the problem is is that this is a sort of polar choice between either going the school going ways and government con to both and i think it comes back to the main failing of this whole situation that there was never sit down around the table between all the interested parties and negotiate a compromise there's no compromise here and without compromise you can end up in street fighting so what does the government do now i mean you crazy economy is
currently in tatters now prices are going high people are unemployed there's a war raging in the east what does the government do you add how is this going to affect the public's mood. it is obviously black and as you mentioned i mean the economy is going to sink by some six percent say three percent of. the rule at the same time unemployment has jumped up to ten percent and is only going to get worse this is putting a lot of. right we seem to have lost a barrister moskos grace editor of business will come back to that story as it unfolds here on our team to national you're watching art international we're going to move right now to stay with. ukraine in a situation and most was a reaction to some of its sanctions last event a number of nations from russia's food market it comes in response to sanctions
imposed by western nations over the crisis in ukraine bid all of us is here to tell us more he's joining us live now peter. so why gather for a serious response from russia has just come out what's the reaction where you are . well what was the noun's by prime minister dmitri medvedev is that russia will ban the imports of food stamps from a number of countries that supported sanctions against russia. these nations are the e.u. countries the united states australia canada and norway and what this will mean is that they'll be restrictions put in place import into russia of root vegetables some dairy products and fish. this ban will last for a year that's what they've said so far and another move also ukrainian airlines will be plans for a russian air space now that's also covered by the same the same ban for one year
now dmitri medvedev in announcing this said that it actually gave it give russian industry and agricultural sectors the chance to put right some of the problems that exist in those sectors already and to take up the slack themselves he also said that there would be if their global partners of russia's global partners acted in a responsible manner then well these sanctions could go away this ban on imports could go away so that's the world looks like at the minute we're going to see a ban on some foodstuffs being brought into russia. thank you very much for that breakdown on at those latest reactions despite of the e.u. and the u.s. are saying the step is counterproductive political commentator for the e.u. reporter magazine and van dense he believes that some move the west could have predicted when project when he put russia on the blacklist. it's the only logical answer because our as a president of
a country. mr putin has to defend russian interests and if the voice of russian diplomacy is not heard and still there is no negotiated solution there is no there is no investment people are not really engaged into negotiated solution of ukraine there is no other answer than to have a sort of a mirror like reaction there europeans who will pay the bills it's not a bad news for russian speakers it's basically it's a very good news for russian agricultural producers because the world tried to do their best to feel they got up and entire family has been killed in army shelling just outside lugansk in east ukraine graphic footage shows neighbors pulling out five bodies from a basement where they have been taking shelter it's reported a shell hit their house causing it to collapse and bury them beneath. for the world
to exist. nobody. will. know. but just to give you. and this gigantic crater was what residents in a small town in donetsk region found after heavy bombing campaign. i kid denies that he uses any banned weapons in his crackdown on the eastern provinces but that's what they've been deploying craters like these are left by ballistic missiles now they strike a pre-determined target within a range of up to three hundred three hundred kilometers with a variety of warheads which can include chemical always like these in residential
areas in eastern ukraine have been caused by missiles from oregon apol for rocket launcher it strikes are seen as highly inaccurate and the area damage can be up to forty actors and of course mortar shells have been raining down on easing regions up for several months now causing the kind of damage that you see when they hit their targets explodes causing widespread destruction and wounds and moreover such rounds are highly inaccurate which means they can hit civilian objects even when aimed at troops military expert charles the shoe bridge says well because they meaning the military or army in the military should bear responsibility for the hundreds of deaths. states are on target to use weapons of course particularly if as they say they're acting in self-defense but at all times states have an obligation to safeguard civilians that means to say that they can't target
civilians with these weapon systems and they can't target areas in which civilians if you like are so predominant that it becomes a pop disproportion attack and of course the larger the weapon and here we're talking about ballistic weapons allegedly being used that have very large warheads that places even more onus of responsibility on those using those weapons to ensure that they don't disproportionate harm civilians and in these kind of urban battlefields that mark the east ukraine yet if you like it's almost impossible to use those weapons without harming civilians and so again their use could be very easily described and could amount to a war crime. and say it's why in gaza that is still holding but it's fear that that one before much longer that's after the signs fail to agree on extending the truce month long conflict has already claimed up to one thousand nine hundred lives most of the victims are palestinian civilians and this
correspondent who share reports only a handful of them like enough to get adequate medical help. every day patients arrive from guards or to palestinian hospitals in jerusalem and the west bank the market said hospital east room has received dozens of cases since the latest conflict erupted in this room he is six years old. that was mooted two weeks ago he has multiple business school fracture after the bombing of his house here deceived unconscious over the environment. in his first few days here khalid's life was maintained by a ventilator he's made a solid recovery doctors say and is now able to move his limbs his mother nihad has been by his side for almost three weeks only one relative is allowed to accompany such medical cases from gaza but they're only granted one day's access to israel.
again as leave the hospital because of my son and because i have permits to remain in israel for just one day but when i leave i show them the medical records at the crossing and they let me pass into gaza it is not easy to come out of gaza it is not easy to be coordinated there is checkpoints that are procedures that israelis have and therefore we're not getting enough patience although there are thousands upon thousands of patients who need support and help forty two year old pfizer was in her home preparing dinner for have family when her house was suddenly demolished upon her i asked if she felt lucky to be outside of gas or receiving expert treatment. it was a situation in the gaza strip is an absolute disaster how can i feel lucky when my people are dying. over nine thousand palestinians have been injured in gaza getting
medical treatment outside of its overstretched health system is like winning the lottery three year old the i mean a boob job or survived an attack on his family home in gaza as they gathered for the first night of the islamic festivals. an eighteen member family was wiped out leaving just this one child little yeah i mean still calls out for his favorites his older sister he doesn't know she's being killed along with all the others a relative. has lived through six wars between the palestinians and israel. no i do see either israel or the palestinians is winning we the citizens of the folder for war everybody is a loser whoever thinks of peace is the true human being. these patients are lucky to have temporarily escaped gaza to receive the very best in medical treatment many are looking forward to returning to their families in gaza but it is
a horrified and devastated community very fear r.t. . in the u.k. the foreign office minister baroness warsi has resigned over the government's support of israel's actions calling it quote morally indefensible the move comes after a number of large demonstrations were held in the country against the offensive in gaza i just want a boy or girl assesses the public opinion. down the streets of britain israel's actions have been deeply divisive there have been a number of rallies in support of israel but they've been outnumbered by pro palestinian protests. for many brits the conflict in gaza is hitting close to home the latest hugo's poll shows that almost two thirds of the british public sixty two percent believe that the israeli government is committing war crimes while the hof of brits see israel's bombing of the gaza strip as unjustified now the u.k.
leader is under mounting pressure to outline a more robust israel policy of three four weeks of pictures of dead children of families been reduced to nothing homes as rubble of course sort of media to the good people start to tell you the british government actually has been quite surprising in how how resistant it is to which criticizing israel david cameron i mean when he was opposition leader two thousand and six much more critical about the invasion of lebanon even when he came into power he was much more critical but this time it was a much more cautious response david cameron backed the un's condemnation of israel's shelling of a un school shelter in gaza as a moral outrage but stopped short of agreeing that it was a criminal act as a strong pro is ready lobby it just so happens a lot of the rich donors of the tory party a more sympathetic towards his road than they are to understand these activists from london's palestine action group took a radical stand by scaling the grief of an israeli drone manufacturer in the
midlands calling for a boycott of arms sales to israel britain has issued forty two million pounds worth of arms export licenses to israel and downing street spokesperson has said that those arms exports are now under review that ministers have resisted mounting calls to impose a blanket onus embargo on israel saying that it would hinder progress in the middle east peace process. pretty boy k.o.a.t. london. breaking news this hour good into his lawyer n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden has been granted a three year residence permit in russia the document allows him the freedom of movement across the country as well as traveling abroad say he fled to russia more than three years ago after having disclosed the global surveillance of projects maintained by the u.s. and u.k. our correspondents will bring you more details later here on the program do stay
they just want to keep building allowing saudi arabia qatar and iran to fund millions and millions of pounds worth of them building of mosques in this country where they have addresses where current we have one hundred thousand four to sixteen year old children who have been schooled in these mature asses which is encouraging complete non integration within the society. thank you for staying with us a russian id company has discovered how four million phones across the globe are infected with malware allowing them to be controlled remotely with it everything from your banking passwords to your text messages could be spied up my colleague mia harvey spoke with a member of the company there and published the security breach how do they do that sort of imitating well known. to well known companies try to
mimic to. deeds to well known or software applications and plug ins. or sort of this and i'm i right in thinking that it's not just kind of reading your phone it gives them quite a lot of kind of control over it at the same time correct basically you get access to pretty much everything you have on your phone or those criminals will be using that to mining about it. is quite easy to imagine their. prime something in interest in contact with at least they could potentially use it. to do something more significant than just doing mining and i just wondered is that perhaps a good defense against this kind of. if you've got a very old fashioned doesn't even connect to the internet then that this move your hundred percent secure would be your old phone. computer science engineer and
activist jeremy's a man believes are so many things are in fact and because they were already designed to be easily spied upon it is apparently the first time that we see on such a large scale a computer virus spreading on those so-called smart phones the real news here is the scale and the sophistication of this attack but by itself it is not really surprising there is a very high responsibility from the manufacturers of the devices whether it's the hardware of the software manufacturers in fact for the last years there's been turning those pocket computers into black boxes that we cannot open this closed ness of the device enables on one hand surveyance by government as we see with the n.s.a. revelations by it was snowden and on the other hand enabled this kind of attacks that the user cannot suspect and against the user cannot do anything. and i will
add our website from bad to worse at the fukushima nuclear plant is that as of this covers every road in one of the effective reactors melted at the height of the crisis meaning it would not take a lot longer to decommission catch up with the full story on line. last we've got pictures from a devastating at quake in china as the death toll continues to rise at the images on these and other stories in vision section. give an example of about a lot of cannabis the russian police expected little more than a routine raid and arrested two made now what they didn't count on was a formidable i mean their way is going up takes up the story. it started as an ordinary drugs read investigators were checking reports about wild cannabis growing on a private property in central russia the reports turned out to be true on the ground
beef found hundreds of marijuana plants some measuring more than six feet tall that's around two meters but the other thing we found almost ruined the entire operation hidden in the bushes were beehives police officers began pulling plants from the ground the bees attack this woman was stoned on her freeze in an uneven battle against thousands of angry insects the authorities have to retreat they were only able to finish the operation after putting on protective gear in the end they destroyed around five hundred plants the land's all in claims she knew it was cannabis but couldn't find the time to pull it out since he was too busy taking care of the bees now he's looking at up to eight years behind bars if it's established that we was planted there on purpose. now some other world news in brief now with the militant group the islamic state reportedly has taken for control of a mostly christian town of fifty thousand people along with surrounding areas in little red. the wrong moves calls the many panicked residents she freed towards
autonomy as kurdistan at least a quarter of iraq's christian population live in the area and large numbers have been forced out as a slight make state increases in influence. the world health organization is considering declaring an international public health emergency as the deadly ebola virus in west africa gains ground the latest victim is a nurse who treated an infected patient in nigeria in the death toll to nine hundred and thirty two patients as suffer fevers or some throats as well. as as well as bleeding before an agonizing death. i report into torture by the cia will be delayed to the senate intelligence
committee chairmen accuse the white house of censoring the documents saying more time will be needed to fully describe the controversial interrogation techniques used by the agency dianne feinstein says of the government really actions away really distorting distorting key facts of the initial report she says it will not be published until she's satisfied the much anticipated report of more than six thousand pages is expected to expose the brutal torture practices of the bush era of knowledge by president obama last week we told you before. we did some things that were contrary to our relatives. during the press conference however obama also defended the cia saying the agency was doing its job u.s. journalist and historian douglas valentine told us the government is likely to keep
dilly dallying with the report in order to hush up the ugly truth. well there is a load. of legal also psychological reasons for all of the administration to try to keep the narrow. disclosed as possible there are concerned about what will the american public think of this report so they're trying to contain the damage as most as much as possible basically along with would certainly constrain the only the news on the ministrations is how can we do the american people think we're responding to their their desires and their needs and of course you have to realize the government doesn't really care and it's going to continue to do all the things it wants to do anyway it's just going to try to make this report look like that have interests of americans at heart. my back to our breaking the news story according to
his lawyer and as a whistleblower edward snowden has been granted a three year residence permits in russia he fled to russia more than a year after having disclosed the global surveillance projects maintained by the u.s. and the u.k. i do what i caution about joins me now live with before the details of the data what exactly is the best example development for snowden well as you just said it's according to the latest reports that we've been receiving agri snowden has indeed received a residence promise in russia that is valid for three years starting from the first august and that statement comes from he is a lawyer. and we are still waiting for the confirmation coming from russia's for migration now the former n.s.a. contractor allowed it in moscow back in june twenty third teen and he landed in the transit zone from hong kong and his final destination was act with the word however
after snowden leaked sensitive u.s. intelligence washington. only the fact of government property and unauthorized communication of national defense information and cancelled he has prospered upon the arrival in moscow and that let him. get stranded in a transit zone for over thirty nine d. send that later he received. he received temporary asylum and now according to the latest information he has indeed received residence permit. on the right question of a veil with the latest details from that snowden story will have more of course in the coming hours riding on the way they aren t. the mountains and taking a look at why so many people are actually on the watch list of the intelligence services i'll be back and.
during a press briefing president barack obama said something very unusual and used a certain term you'll almost never hear from a government bureaucrat he told the audience that in the immediate aftermath of nine eleven we america did some things that were wrong we did a whole lot of things that were right but we tortured some folks here it is a rare thing to hear someone in the white house admit to torturing people after nine eleven but the question is why did he say this now please allow me to suspect first obama is the teleprompter master so if he loves to read off a screen i doubt this was some sort of slip up this was probably done consciously but why well it always helps if you look good by condemning the moral failings of previous presidents liberals and democrats love to hate bush so this could be subs kind of pandering or trying to look good by comparison headlines like obama condemns torture some nice and drown out the fact that he sure approves of showing civilians in eastern ukraine if obama really does feel that the post nine to.