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a suicide bomber is suspected in a bus explosion in the russian city of volgograd claiming the lives of six and injuring dozens. also down france takes an explanation from the you asked on truth revealed the n.s.a. conducted large scale spying on french citizens claims that paris. are seen backlash from all levels even up to the highest levels here in europe against the embassies activities of you know makers as a to vote on new regulations that would outlaw the data transfers to the you as a move seen as a first concrete response to added snowden's surveillance revelations.
this is all see coming to life almost hello and welcome to the program and was start with our breaking news story an explosion on a bus in this southern russian city of volgograd and that has killed six people france has more details for us right now means a high that so a lot of confusion there please bring us up to speed. the latest details are that investigators have found evidence pointing to a possible female suicide bomber that may have caused the blast in volgograd on that number twenty nine bus today now that the first call came in around two or five local time forty people were on board that bus when the explosion took place and we've got an eyewitness account of the aftermath let's listen to what he's got
to say. i was driving along the bus routes there was a traffic jam and then i store a lot of glass on the ground at first i thought it was just a traffic accident i didn't see any cars around and about two hundred meters down the road i saw the bus with no windows they were clearly blown out by an explosion but it didn't look like the explosion triggered a fire of any kind there were many ambulances and police around people getting out of their cars to help they were pulling people out of the bus giving them water sharing their first aid kits were shocked me is that there was one woman still inside the bus sat all covered in blood and i couldn't tell whether she was dead or alive the bus route starts at the city's heart center and also passes near the university so the bus was full of heart patients and students.
now as you had stated before six people so far have lost their lives in this instant and many have been injured many of them critically injured now it was first thought that a gas systems now function had caused the blast that was until remnants of an explosive device were found at the site so investigators have opened a large obviously investigation into this to get to the bottom of it and find out who in the end was responsible for the such happy. and different life that it was a think of very much indeed for that update and of course as they investigate into the blast continues we'll bring you the latest on the story and also you can log on talk twitter feed for the updates stay with us. my right to see. her struggle. and i would think. on our reporters.
france has become the latest country caught up in edward snowden snooping revelations paris is demanding an explanation from the u.s. authorities over claims the n.s.a. has been spying on millions of french citizens intercepting boat phone calls on a sweeping scale all these tests on syria has the details for us. france is certainly not happy with the latest revelations from ennis a whistleblower edward snowden's leaks the interior minister calling all of this shocking and unacceptable especially the extent to which the spying was happening in a report that was a published in the limo newspaper it says that between december tenth two thousand and twelve an eighth of january twenty fifth thirteen the n.s.a. recorded some seventy point three million phone calls in france and what has
angered authorities even more is the fact that it's allegedly not just terror suspects if you remember this is the justification for the practice in the first place but also politicians and businessmen and some government officials and the fact that it's reportedly a systematic recording of targets communications a very similar reaction that you see coming from another country a high level called the nation of the n.s.a.'s actions coming from mexico which alleges that the n.s.a. also had hacked into the e-mail of its event president felipe calderon two thousand and ten now we know that the u.s. director for national intelligence has been defending the legality of these practices but certainly it has not stopped these diplomatic roles from happening it has also spilled over into a business such as the e.u. u.s. trade talks of france certainly not happy about this having already summoned the u.s. ambassador in paris we've seen a reaction coming from individual entities across europe here and other countries that say for example in germany telecom has been pushing to have all of the data
communication just limited to local german servers in order to stop spying from outside specifically the united states and also brazil had planned on having a secure e-mail service also to war spies but on a broader scale be you with set to sign a vote on a new regulation essentially bans any transfer of the data from e.u. member states to the united states in reaction to all of this is the first major move really after the edward snowden leaks and also it would hope to subject. a largely u.s. or foreign corporations as well as social media providers to follow you last or say seventy five's numbering in the billions as has been reported so we are seeing backlash from all levels even up to the highest levels here in europe against the embassies activities until xander dix berlin commission of four days of protection things the new e.u. rules tessa just mentioned is a step in the right direction but still not enough to prevent the intelligence
services from online snooping well one has to be quite clear about this the european union has no jurisdiction to regulate the activities of intelligence services but if they agreed to to require a legal basis for transfer of personal data to third countries as has been proposed in the parliament now this would be a major step forward because then there would have to be a political agreement between the governments also between the us and the european governments what intelligence services should be allowed to do in the future so it's a. two step process today is only this is a general measure which cannot directly influence the activities of intelligence services but it's an important step forward they were professions from edward snowden's revelations are affecting not only governments but also journalists in today's crosstalk peter lawwell asks his guests whether the so-called war on
whistleblowers has made investigative journalism a thing of the past and here's a taste of all to come for you at four pm chante. you think that the obama administration is quite hostile to whistleblowers to transparency in government quite the opposite of what candidate obama campaigned on and toward independent journalism and freedom of the press what accounts for obama's change from candidate to being president right now because you know this is the most secret we i don't know every single president since richard nixon this is the most secretive president presidency we've ever had i mean how much more secret can it get i think obama is has been is the most aggressive this administration in terms of whistleblowers and journalists in our history that's for sure control of information when by the words governments historically is what they go at and the first group of people to go is really squelch that any kind of totalitarian state or the journalist and the information seekers.
europe's top utilities are warning of an eccentric crisis if subsidies for green power are not scrapped they believe by financially encouraging the use of renewable sources politicians are butchering europe's overall competitiveness the slams have boxed their thoughts with a simple comparison china is among the world's leading energy low coasters where businesses pay only seven cents per kilowatt and the u.s. is just a few steps behind double that and you've got france where nuclear power holds down the ever growing and the nuclear power but there's europe's a main powerhouse it's germany it's selling energy at rates four times higher than china and public service companies say this is making businesses bear the burden of governments and the sions. the booming renewables industry which has been
forcing up power grid prices has made chancellor merkel look for ways to reduce the amount charged but for now the unstable free source is going to be wind and the sun are killing the longstanding energy production methods as a typical bear explains as consumers continuously see their utility bills rise the conflict between competitive business and the. us is escalating decisions to subsidize selected technologies have our energy prices so for example we rein in on germany for now and subsidies for renewable energy are running at around sixteen billion euros a year and that's rising and in total says their introduction that's sixty billion there now the value of utilities on global stock exchanges all over the e.u. have gone from around one trillion euros in two thousand and eight to less than the hoth of that now so as
a consequence it's perhaps not surprising to you that investors they are losing interest our german utility company eon they've seen their share price drop seventy five percent since their peak in around two thousand and seven and this is what we see of the company has to say about that tsunami in press to talk so while the energy companies are losing patients money the environmentalists will they are pleased but the question is can they global economy and the average consumer afford renewable right now war can it afford not to. and trade word a direction all the young voices international advocacy group believes the simming lucrative green business is a dead end investment. imagine you have various consumers going to a grocery store supermarket some of them just want to buy a bottle of beer for one euro and others say no actually i would like to buy a bottle of champagne for thirty euros but the german and energy markets actually different people work the champagne buyers would pay something like two euros and
all that the abayas would also pay two years of the order to subsidize the champagne buyer and that's raised again in the energy market if you buy from legacy energy carrier such as coal or nuclear power you subsidized those which do not energy for much higher price and that other renewable energy such as a winter in solar power it's a bulletproof vest about the moments to build a wind well in your yard or to put some sort up on notes on a roof government subsidizing that you need to actually afford these things and then you get to go and treat fries for every kilowatt hour you produce that's a bulletproof investment and a lot of people are doing this because it's a good way to make money but at the end it's us consumers paying for it and as an alternative the u.k.'s putting twenty six billion dollars into building the finest european nuclear plant since the fukushima disaster of twenty eleven and to discuss
that when i joined live by a former adviser to the government is david king. mr king thank you very much for joining us here. so it seems the u.k. is rather bucking the trend compared to the rest of the world and particularly germany when it comes to nuclear power why's that. well the decision was made back in two thousand and seven by the british government that we should invest in new nuclear power stations the fukushima disaster has been analyzed in painful detail by those of us who advise governments and the conclusion is that we can still build nuclear power stations safely and deliver electricity in a reliable way what you've got to also remember is that in britain we have a commitment to reduce our carbon dioxide emissions by twenty fifty by eighty
percent and we have a detailed plan to achieve that we set out parliament set out a climate change committee they established carbon budgets on a four year early basis and we have carbon budgets out to two thousand and twenty eight in order to meet these budgets we have a detailed plan on producing electricity on the grid and included in the plan or renewables included in the plan is nuclear energy so it's part of a mix. right the main argument been named against building nuclear plants is the risk of a disaster like the one in japan as you mentioned in twenty eleven how big is that it is a threat and i think you can't put a price on people's own people's safety. we're not putting a price on people's safety in the way that you're suggesting at all we have the
toughest wriggler tree procedures in the world in place and the new nuclear power stations that will be built two more will be built as a result of the decision announced this morning by the government these power stations will be even safer than the previous generation of power stations because the regulations have been tightened up so much i think one has to be awfully worried about the scaremongering that goes on about nuclear energy and i say this because we just have to remember how many lives have been lost with coal mining coal with silicosis from coal we know that all forms of energy have risks and that analyzing the situation globally you will find that nuclear energy per kilowatt hour of electricity produced is by far the safest energy historically that
we have used to produce electricity so when i say scaremongering i think we just need to get it all back into perspective we of course know the risks associated with nuclear energy but knowing the risks you can then manage them down to a very tiny proportion is this one new nuclear plant really going to do the job of keeping britain's lights on. well this isn't just one nuclear plant it's two nuclear plants that have been announced a tinkly point and of course this isn't enough to keep the lights on i've already said that we have a balanced approach to providing energy for the u.k. this includes microgeneration it includes solar for the boat existing kluges wind power it includes gas fired power stations and it includes nuclear power these two
power stations are likely to be followed to nuclear power stations that i think the point are likely to be followed by others and we will watch the roll out with a great deal of care but the main point is we are going to see that electricity keeps being provided for the united kingdom through our hold on a regular basis and we're going to see that we optimize the price at which that electricity is available most importantly we will deliver on our international commitments on the biggest concern we are all faced with which is the challenge of global warming if we don't manage to other missions over the next fifteen twenty years we're faced with a disaster of an enormous magnitude compared with what we're now talking about the number of people who've died directly from radiation fukushima is probably close to
zero so we just need to keep it all in proportion right thank you very much indeed for sharing your insight with us that was a former adviser to the government said david king said david king thank you. and coming up later the solemn not to be trusted a recent poll shows how little faith the british people in those of running that country that is how it was after the break. i. can rightly say the. first strike. and
i think the church. records twitter. instagram. the media leave us so we leave that maybe. by the seat cushions to the play you call the musical. shoes that no one is asking with the guests that you deserve answers from. politics. our team. this is all seelye from moscow welcome back the british public face politicians
already tell the truth and on like you to own up with they make mistakes a recent poll shows a politician is now the most mistrusts a professional in the u.k. the us may have had the streets of london to find out well. cash for questions selling access to the prime minister of course m.p.'s abusing their expense accounts a story that just keeps on giving all of these scandals and more have come together to undermine the moral capital of politicians and the amount of trust the able to command with the public a poll done earlier this year said britain's think politicians tell the truth less because it's all real estate agents don't to nicholas allen co-author of a new book on ethics and politics says this creeping loss of trust goes right to the heart of the just mystery of all governments and there is a perception i think that politicians have. become less and less onerous
less ethical in the way they conduct their state politics if people perceive politicians to be generally immoral and dishonest the politicians are going to lose a certain amount of moral authority and politicians governments need a moral authority if they're going to lead the public lead society down quite difficult policy parts the times we live in to mond difficult policy poets raising the pension age are paying taxes to pay off the deficits everything to do with austerity they all require a real moral authority something politicians arguably just don't have as i found out outside their offices over their import house politicians. i mean the girls are the ones who would be there with you for the more i think it's a group of people away from the barman like a rabid frost you know the trees the stars the pain this became something on how i
come across or how. i suspect in general i know very much the government is trying to do something about it focusing on greater transparency with money how politicians spend and misspent cash but dr allen spined. those efforts are falling on stony ground rather touchingly all people in the u.k. really what it is to know that when a politician says he or she will do something they'll do it and that could be the hardest thing of all for the political class and as always you can go online for more stories including underground runaway s.k. and the multiple metro as a driver falls out of the train to his death leaving and doesn't characters playing on to the next station with no one at the controls. and doctors in england who have been getting regular financial bonuses for putting patients on death list to come national health service costs and go to the story at all to dot
com for you. with economic uncertainty prevailing in large parts of the western world the bricks group of emerging economies are turning to each other for stability their engine prime minister and the russian capital to further cement relations between moscow and delhi and china will be next on tuesday my colleague discuss this with. we're talking about the possibility of moving away from this so-called auld world order enough of the cold war rhetoric are saying a lot of political analysts out there and as well as leaders of the brics countries what are these countries well let's look at the letters centrally standing for brazil russia india china and south africa and these countries are covering more than one quarter off the planet coverage and people living in these countries comprise almost half of the world's population it's forty four and
a half percent so definitely countries and people to be contended with and to listen to it so the numbers of these countries came together and said hey finally it's about time we stepped away from the germany of the united states and the old europe they have already decided that they should be doing business in local currencies as most people know many certainly that india is a surging economy in the world one of the biggest importers of oil just showing the effect of that economy but when it comes to today's meeting though can you give us a broader scope what's india's role here india's role should not be underestimated in fact just recently there has been reported by transparency international which said that out of all brics countries as a matter of fact india has placed at the top as the most open country when it comes to corruption and actually business dealings so that is one thing to keep in mind another thing to keep in mind is china which is also india's neighbor is just a centrally issued a very large statement when it comes to deal america's americanization of the world
essentially what beijing is saying is that the dollar isn't helping the economy the currency in fact is dragging the world economy down and it's time to step away from it and look for other options as the ministers get together here and those from india and of course there with their russian counterparts here in the in the capital economic speed discussed but of course politicking as well now absolutely you and i we cannot get around that of course and if you look at the map you look at india and then you see other. countries next to it and we're talking about of dallas and pakistan so obviously the two issues which are on the table is fighting terrorism and of course about drug trafficking that is something that moscow and new delhi will put their heads together on and come up with a few solutions in that regard as well. breaking news story of the blast on a bus in this city of volgograd and according to the reports from the investigative committee the identity of the tiger has been established as thirty year old. from
dagestan she was reportedly the wife of the leader of radical militant group and had converted to islam the explosion claimed the lives of at least six people and left dozens injured we'll keep you updated on the developments on this story. coming up the week sports highlights with kate partridge. wealthy british style. that's not on. my. markets financed scandals find out what's really happening to the global economy for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines to name two kinds of reports
welcome to the r t sports show i'm kate partridge and coming up is whole thing out of the week's top sport from russia on the cross the globe and here are the headlines. bound for brazil russia draw one one with azerbaijan to win group and reach their first world cup finals in twelve years. plus the red square stars richelle against a target for the a.t.p. tour finals and simona halep that makes it title number five with victories at the crime in color. and new kids rookie side measure shot to lose a thriller at dinamo moscow but still target the playoffs on a roller coaster first year in the k h l. but let's kick off with football as russia have qualified for their first world cup finals in twelve years despite being held to a light one one draw by azerbaijan in baquba russia opened after sixty minutes threw it among should all come off then were held back as the hosts dug in box with
fifteen minutes to go azerbaijan had maxi medvedev sent off yet fabio capello's men couldn't capitalize and faggy jugaad both snatched a last minute equaliser to send the home crowd wild one one of the russia still claims the points they needed to finish one pair of portugal and book their place in brazil. so disappointment for part of bent is mad as portugal were left to the perils of the playoffs despite winning three no let home to rock bottom luxembourg the host mr spending rail madrid packed cristiana rinaldo and pepe but the visitors had out early and joachim sent off after twenty eight minutes and so vest swiftly fired home nannying quickly doubled portugal's lead and with ten minutes to go well their push to get deathly ramped up the three no win. while bosnia and herzegovina one group g.
on goal difference from greece to reach their first ever world cup finals as an independent nation with a tough one nil victory in the few idea the visitors have finally opened after sixty eight minutes edin jack-o. finding very bad piece of each and held on for the vital when the greeks are in the playoffs despite winning two nil at home to liechtenstein. so after all that the nine teams that are qualified for the twenty fourteen world cup finals in brazil are russia and bosnia herzegovina along with four time winners italy three time runners up the netherlands belgium and switzerland plus three time winners germany as well as england and defending world and european champions spain while the eight teams in the playoffs are croatia under a new manager. so either skipper buys latin ybor him of each remaining are who edged out turkey iceland yet to reach any major finals cristiana or now those ports .