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>> with the euro into decline and the real threat of deflation hanging over the eurozone there are real doubts what basically printing money will be. >> i'm sure at the moment it will have a positive affect. i fear it is not radical enough in form and too late to be transformational. i think the outlook for the euro's economy is low inflation and low growth, but at least not quite as low and not dwight as low growth as it was if we hadn't had this action. >> the bold historic move side steps germ forces. and all will share some losses. it's hopeful that it will provide the much-needed capital capitalist of the much needed growth in the eurozone.
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here in davos the consensus has been positive towards the move. >> the social and economic costs are enormous, so we have to use this instrument, do more infrastructure investment, critically. and getting the eurozone up and going in the right way. >> it took five years before qe could be deemed as a success in the u.s. the question is not when europe will feel similar benefits, but if indeed, this move will pay off at all. >> greece is building up to its general election this sunday. it will be held in athens. it's leader is widely expected to win in opinion polls.
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campaign something due to wrap up in the next few days. they'll attempt to sway votes and hold the final pre-election rally on friday. we have the latest from athens. >> what has catapulted this party from 3% to roughly 30% in just three years is that they now offer the best hope of extrapolateing greece from austerity policies while keeping it in the eurozone. >> i cannot offer anything to my children. anything. i live on the charity of friends. i've had one day of work a month for four years. why should i vote for these people any more. let's give someone new a try. if they do half of what they say we'll see a better future. >> what i know is i earn 40% of
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what i earned three years ago. we had our fill of people promising to renegotiate the debt for two and a half years now, and nothing has happened. >> many people here expect extraordinary relief, but they're likely to be disappointed. greece is not allowed to sell bonds to raise cash. they have promised to spend $2 billion supporting the most destitute greeks in the next year. >> let's return to ukraine in donetsk, and we can go to charles stratford. tell us more about the significance of this attack, and the events generally in ukraine. >> well, today we've seen
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sporadic fighting and attacks in and around the airport here in donetsk. it's around 10:30 now. it was about a half hour ago that there was a sustained sound of explosions in the direction of the airport that is around six kilometers from here. we also heard of fighting in a town called galicko about 4040 kilometers from here. those attacks today the civilians who were here on that trolley bus an indication of how vulnerable civilians are in this conflict. an interesting development on the ukrainian side today as well again impacting on civilians. new regulations here that mean that anyone from the dpr that needs to travel out and back into the dpr now needs a specific permit, a new form of
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accreditation, if you like the ukraine ukrainian says that is to follow terrorist movement that move in and out of dpr. there are several roads that lead in and out from here. those check points well manned by the ukrainian military. there were cars being turned back buses of people being turned back. we've also seen quite a new development here in donetsk. the mobile security units of the man behind the rebels checking vehicles. certainly the day's events, in terms of the violence, in terms of people killed on the trolley bus, the sporadic attacks in and
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around the airport, a and now the new regulation being enforced, a big indication of how great an impact this is having on the civilians in this region. >> thank you for that update live from donetsk. three people were killed by a suicide-bomb attack in the somali attack in mogadishu where a delegation of turkish officials are staying. the attack comes a day before president erdogan arrives for an official visit. the dead were somali police and security guards and none of the turkish party were hurt. the attack has the hallmarks of the al-shabab. turkey has significant business investments in somalia. the democratic republic of congo is delaying a hotly contended election 24 hours. many are unhappy with the bill
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that will extend the rule of joseph kabila. malcolm web has the latest from kinsasha. >> reporter: following days of protest in kinsh aasa. thousands of demonstrators they say that president joseph kabila is trying to change the law to extend his 13-year rule. the governor refutes it. >> the issue that people in kinsh aasa don't understand is that they want kibabila wants to continue. >> reporter: protesters threw stones and burned cars. in some areas there has been
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looting. this is what remains from the goods of this chinese store. goodbye kabila is written on the wall. it's not clear why they were targeted. some people hearsay that those who were jobless resent those here. in the senate politicians have been discussing changes to the voting law. the ruling coalition said that's because it wants a census before next year's presidential election. but it could delay the election by a year, and that's why the opposition is suspicious. we met opposition politician josephat his home. >> we will mobilize the entire population to chase him out of power. he wants to up hold the
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constitution in front of the whole country. he is meant to be a guardian of the constitution. so today if we breaches the comment he made to the people, then in accordance 64, we will take him from power. >> here protesters burn a local authority's office and vehicles in a city suburb. neither side shows signs of backing down. malcolm webb al jazeera, kinshasa democratic republic of congo. >> in venezuela president maduro continues to resist calls for major economic changes. at the heart of venezuela's problems is the falling oil price. it needs the average price of $100 a barrel to break even.
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the economy shrank in 2014 and there are predictions that it will fall a further 7% this year. and the venezuelan citizens are suffering a crippling inflation rate running around 64%. al jazeera's latin america editor has more from the capitol of caracas. >> the venezuelaen's left-wing president gave a president state of nation address to a country in crisis with deep political divisions. president maduro blamed the usual suspects the united states and the falling price of crud oil that has been slashed by half. yet he conceded venezuela is in trouble. >> i call on all venezuelans to fight for the rebirth of our economy. to battle with our difficulties with the drop of the price of oil. >> those hoping that maduro
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would severely cut public spending and cut inflation were disappointed. yet he did propose what no government has dared for nearly two decades to increase the price of petrol, which today is practically free. >> if you want, you can crucify me. but it is a distortion. we need to balance prices, and it is a necessary step. >> despite a deepening recession, maduro refuses to implement structural reforms that could erode his already low popularity and run counter to his ideology. >> we're not asking him to renounce socialism for capitalism from one day to the next. but to implement a rational economic policy at a time of acute crisis. >> a little promise he would get tough.
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there is this sense that the the economic crisis is out of the president's control. here on the street people are selling dollars on the black market up to four times the legal rate. maduro is fighting for his political life and knows he only has months to show results before midterm elections later this year. lucia you newman, al jazeera, caracas. >> hosni mubarak will be released before his next corruption case. he and his brother were arrested in 2011 and sent to prison on murder and corruption charges against their father. al jazeera continues to demand the release of our three colleagues who have now been imprisoned in egypt for 390
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days. mohamed fahmy, bader mohammed, and peter greste were falsely accused of helping the outlawed muslim brotherhood charge they deny. the court has ordered a retrial. to syria now where the government has launched 243 airstrikes in the last 48 hours. 92 civilians have been killed and 320 wounded. in the past three months the army has launched more than 5,000 strikes more than a thousand people have died including women and children. delegates from cuba and the united states are sitting down for the second day of their historic head-to-head talks. the most senior official to visit cuba in 35 years the two sides are attempt to go lay the groundwork for normalizing
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diplomatic ties between the two neighbors which has been severed since 1961. when the u.s. city of miami cuban americans are watching very closely around a third of miami's population is cuban. many fled because they oppose the policies of fidel castro. we've been finding out their reaction to the new relations between the two nations. >> radio for miami's only independently own cuban american station the phone lines are lighting up. the call-in show is a forum for the station's mostly older audience, and many are not afraid to alter their position in the midst 6 barrage of calls the station's manager said that some have more moderate but cautious views of what might happen in the future. >> perhaps the only positive thing that might come out of this is the mantra of the cuban government that the u.s. embargo is the reason for all their problems that whole line of reasoning hopefully might fall
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apart in their face. >> reporter: south florida's business community is also looking to the future. trade and end to the u.s. embargo is more realistic than the past 50 years. and tempered by the realization that they will need congressional approval, a move not likely to happen overnight. >> reporter: there is good reason why this change in relation has been referred to, change will be slow in coming, and goods are not about to leave this port and head to havana any time soon. but there is one company in miami that has seen development since the historic announcement. this is the office of the caribbean basin fund. a firm that trades under the stock market symbol cuba. for years they've been stating they benefits could be made with cuba. >> i remember the movie "jaws,"
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and the actor says, we're going to need a bigger boat. that's exactly how i felt. we're going to need a larger fund. but for local leaders like the mayor of miami the questions of what normalization might be remain unanswered. >> i feel bad as an american, but i feel worse as a cuban america because the united states is a leading country in human rights, fight for democracy, yet we're not demanding anything from cuba. >> reporter: but this community more than any other moves to normalize relation also have a big impact. while most accept that it's now out of their hands they're paying close attention to what the future holds. >> as we return to our top story now in the crisis in yemen where the president and government reside at the presidential palace we're live at the united nations headquarters in
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new york. tell us how the u.n. has been involved in the crisis in yemen and what we can expect next from them. >> well, lauren, we know that the u.n. special envoy aride in sanaa earlier on thursday hoping to solidify the agreement that was reached between president hadi and the houthis for an end to the fighting, and withdrawal of houthi forces from the presidential palace. the fighting had ended but the houthies had not withdrawn from their post. we know that they were hoping to speak to all parties involved. we know this from speaking to u.n. officials here. it's not clear exactly who he spoke to when he arrived. it appears that presidential hadi stepped down shortly after he did arrive in the country. we know that the united nations has been very concerned about the deteriorating situation in yemen, both the security council
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and the secretary general ban ki-moon met on tuesday and issued statements on tuesday expressing that concern calling for an end to violence and resumption of peace talks. the international community though left it to benemar to work out the final details their statements expressing support for him his office and his continued efforts. it seems that hadi's resignation has caught many off guard. we're expecting the secretary general to comment villa written statement early i'm told that they're currently reviewing the situation, and trying to establish exactly what is happening on the ground. we know that there is a lot of concern here among many member states many in the international community certainly on the security council for troops to flourish. president hadi is the only
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leader there that was recognized by the international community and now he's gone. >> okay, kristen saloomey thank you for that update from the u.n. yemen's second city has reopened it's air and sea port. officials had closed the entrances for 24 hours due to heavy fighting in the capitol. they're reversing the decisions in response to the new deal made between the president and houthi rebels. it's estimated that one in 160 children globally has some form of autism with boys five times more likely than girls to have the disorder. teaching skills to babies under one-year-old could help them develop from developing severe autism later in life. >> reporter: in many ways this is like any other preschool. but stay for a day and the difference however subtle, becomes clear.
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noah and caleb are both four years old. while most children this age are hard to keep quiet, for these two, words are still few and far between. >> they haven't been able to say mummy. they haven't been able to say his name until the last three or four months. now he's got a voice. >> noah, caleb and the rest of this class have some form of autism. that pioneers being among the youngest to receive such specialist treatment. >> every aspect of the day is very structured, that includes lunchtime. children are asked to verbalize what it is that they want to eat in order to reinforce their language skills. this helps as a child develops will as they're young. for the first time scientists
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have tested babies at risk of autism. most of them less than a year old. babies like harrison were filmed while a parent tried to hold their attention. >> they might be saying something, but without looking at the parent's face, for instance. but they might have slightly unusual use of a gesture or eyes gaze. what would help the parents do in this situation is pick up even the slightest cues. >> after a few months of parent training harrison is able to sit still and focus on one thing at a time. that researchers say mean training at-risk babies could stop them from developing autism later in life. >> there is a massive stigma attached to autism.
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but government in noah speaks for itself. >> we'll see you in a few minutes.
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