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breaking news here on the countdown is now over for washington to foot the federal bill that means the government has officially stopped working now for the first time in seventeen years. and may pull out of the european schuman rights convention this according to the country's prime minister david cameron radical changes in time with the e.u. . and. as the u.s. and iran. rushes to washington in order to. escalate sanctions on iran if indeed it carries on with this nuclear program.
good morning to you from moscow where it's now are just after eight am on tuesday it's good to have you with us today here on our. time has run out for u.s. lawmakers to agree on federal funding that means the government has now officially shut down the democratic led senate rejected the temporary bills by house republicans that would have delayed obama's health care law as the price to continue funding obama warned the shutdown will have a quote very real economic impact on real people because while it's been finding out it won't exactly be a disaster. no matter officer down federal law here are a lot of federal air traffic controllers will remain working so will the majority of the department of homeland security everything from the u.s.
coast guard to the transportation security agency will keep operating federal prisons will stay open the state department will keep processing passports but there may be delays social security and medicare payments would keep coming food stamp benefits will be available but many other services under the snap program that help needy mothers and children would be suspended the u.s. postal service would remain in business federal courts are exempt so cored will remain in session at least until mid october but if the government stay shutdown longer than ten days judiciary jobs would be at risk for furlough active duty military is considered essential so men and women in uniform will stay at work but it's likely paychecks will be delayed that's because even though the military is considered critical about half of the department of defense is not on the chopping
block nasa most of its employees would be furloughed a few workers would remain on the job to man mission control the food and drug administration would suspend most safety inspections perhaps taking the biggest hit tourism national parks across the country will close so will museums here in washington d.c. that includes the smithsonian museums and the national zoo this twenty four hour panda cam would go dark the national zoo tweeted if the federal government shuts down on october first the zoo will be closed to the public all programming and events will be canceled alternately it is up to the executive branch to decide who is essential and who is not right now it looks like roughly. eight hundred thousand federal workers many of them here in washington temporarily be out of work in the first government shutdown nearly three decades in washington baseball.
and at last minute decisions on the verge of a shutdown have recently become fairly common in washington let's recall a couple of close calls in recent years for you in fact it was in two thousand and eleven or the closing of the government was just one hour before the deadline and after a painful legislative standoff the budget deal was finally agreed that the debt ceiling was another nerve racking issue in the summer of twenty eleven sending shock waves across america and all around the world but the sky didn't fall as it was agreed two days before the time was up a political commentator brian fox he told my colleague mattress that washington is used to playing issues so-called or deadline games. bluff now and you can look back and see the same sort of tickle opportunism grandstanding every time with different variations and the main variation being who's in power loses to the white
house isn't a political number one from the republicans or number two from the democrats and look into the variables other than who also controls congress so that's the stage. why though this drama this theater a little opportunism. game of the tarot washing d.c. they both have the same. basic platform they're all morning for endless war on ford for endless spending for one for corporate welfare one for social welfare they're all or for surveillance or all or for the police state reform or for the big things you just about. a crisis deal in crisis where a lot of details are changed. so the labeled essential federal services will continue working despite the shutdown and gerald publisher of the trends journal he
says the warnings of a collapse have been strongly exaggerated it's more theatrical than anything else they keep talking about how it's going to shut down will bring down the economy by one point four percent the g.d.p. how do they know every percentages of a come up with about anything has always been wrong so this is more theatrical and it's very important to look at this not only as the shutdown but really it's symptomatic of all of washington. go back to two thousand and eleven it was yours it was your preserve all we kept hearing about was going over the fiscal cliff going over the fiscal cliff they talked about it so much that standard and poor's downgraded u.s. credit worthiness he's pushed and then we had sequester and next month we're going to have the debt ceiling again this is more three ad tricks it's the it's that
the washington drama queens doing what they always do behave in a manner that is unbecoming of professionals and adults. analyses online team has ten ways the government shutdown would hug america listed for you from the looming default to the closure of museums. also on our web site this hour for right now you can learn how global stock markets have been reacting to the budget battle in the u.s. congress and that's when i thought to come at this very moment. right. first strike. and i think you're. on a record player. in. the the in.
thanks for joining us here on our. already on the rise the u.k.'s go it alone sentiment is now being fueled by a fresh plan drawing the island nation even further from the mainland european state that's after prime minister david cameron hinted that he wants to withdraw from the european convention on human rights it's long been the subject of irritation for brits with such measures as insisting that u.k. prisoners should have the right to vote and allowing foreign criminals to remain in the country indefinitely. takes up the story. david cameron has said clearly that he wants to know that he can keep the country safe and that means being able to chuck out as he said anybody that doesn't have the right to be in the u.k. and who threatens the u.k. way of life now we don't have to look very far for examples of where the european convention for human rights has been
a real form in the side of the british government there's the very famous case of the radical hate preacher abu qatada now he famously avoided extradition from the u.k. for over a decade because his lawyers argued that it was against his human rights to return to his native georgian where he could face torture there and it's not just abu qatada there's all the criminals who have tried to use the european convention for human rights to basically get greater lenient c. towards their punishment so david cameron has said explicitly that his goal is to renegotiate britain's relationship with europe radically and that his idea of the e.u. being an ever closer union as it sets out in the guiding principles of the blog well that's something that doesn't correspond with what britain wants in fact the polls have been showing increasingly that it's not what voters want and in fact the emergence of the u.k. independence party which supports an immediate british exit from the european union
well that shows just how strong anti e.u. sentiment in the u.k. is and so david cameron again he's under pressure to stop losing conservative supporters going over to ukip so he's got to try and balance what the what the anti e.u. law both within his party and the anti e.u. sentiment in the public what they want and we're seeing the prime minister therefore paying his rhetoric against the european union brussels has said time and time again that westminster can't just cherry pick the policies that it wants and throw to the side the ones that it doesn't want the more vividly the e.u. membership it's not and men. but again we've got the indication from david cameron that epson is reelected as prime minister he's going to try very hard to make it why are his political right there now it does seem that cameron has learned some rather useful lessons from the success of the united kingdom independence party that's because the idea of abandoning the human rights convention is not
a new one and was first actually muted by you kept a gerard batten let me pay for the party he believes it's time britain took matters there regularly into its own hands we now come under the jurisdiction of the european court of human rights which has been response sponsible for many decisions that the british people are very unhappy with like our inability to get all soren terrorist suspects for example and go said that we have to give prisoners the flow of sent that we cannot have life sentences for criminals they must be reviewed so our worst and most approach killers will not have the rights to have their life sentences reviewed we have our own courts which have been established over the last eight hundred years we have our supreme court if a british citizen has a problem with the british government and the british state we have our own courts where they can seek redress and we shouldn't have to take it off to a foreign court presided over by a foreign judges many of whom oxen simply not up to the standard of english judges
countries will either observe civilised values or one of many countries and i'm not quite up to that standard yet and all this is done for us is actually made we've had all these kind of idiotic decisions that we're at last suits years. are there still to come for you here in. leaving the drug disaster behind as nato troops prepare to bid farewell to afghanistan we look at how the drug industry in the country during the day with afghan made heroin spreading far across the globe. or now to the israeli prime minister being in america a mission according to him to persuade obama not to trust iran on a meeting with the president netanyahu urged him not to lift the crippling sanctions against the country at least prematurely is visited by the thaw in relations between washington and tehran as the leaders of both nations made their first steps to long awaited talks and
a possible nuclear disarmament settlement were an important i reports. he will be the last speaker wrapping up the united nations general assembly debate but israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu will likely not offer the same harmonious tone heard last week from iraq's president scheduled to address the world body this afternoon who is expected to argue that israel and the world at large should continue to be on guard against tehran's nuclear program even insisting that the international sanctions which have been crippling iran's economy not be eased now just seven days ago leader hassan rouhani delivered his debut address at the u.n. g.a. proclaiming that his government was ready to resolve any and all concerns about his country's nuclear program even promising more chance apparency and engagement with the united states during a meeting with u.s.
president barack obama at the white house on monday israel's prime minister insisted that tehran offer immediate concessions by suspending sensitive nuclear projects or else even greater international pressure now obama shorting netanyahu that all options are. including military options are on the table when it comes to protecting u.s. interests in the middle east or hope is that we can resolve this diplomatically bush as president said before and i would prefer that we take no options off the table including military options next now his visits the u.n. comes four days after a historic fifteen minute phone call between president obama and rouhani it marked the first time in thirty four years that the nation's leaders agreed had a conversation now last year when the israeli prime minister addressed the u.n. g.a. he presented a cartoon diagram of a bomb claiming that iran would enter the final phase of a weapons production by made it through two thousand and thirteen israel has of
course a bomb is off from that assessment since making it but the wall televisa of has been bringing alarm bells over tehran's alleged nuclear program it is simultaneously even ignoring calls from iran syria and other countries to join the nuclear nonproliferation treaty that's aimed at keeping the middle east free from weapons of mass destruction israel has also not confirmed or denied if it has its own nuclear arsenal reporting from new york. and we had a chat with a political analyst a william and go ahead believes there are some groups in the united states that don't want to lose the convenient image of iran as an enemy. iran hasn't made a. hostile war aggressive war on any nation for more than a century and a half and i certainly don't think they're insane enough to try to launch a war on israel which is armed to the teeth with nuclear submarines and other
weaponry that would would. really not to not be to the advantage of iran at all so i think this is a fabrication by a certain international war lobby in washington perhaps in britain france and certainly around the israeli defense industry and certain circles in israeli intelligence around the yahoo that want to have iran as a bogeyman to justify the continued support of washington to israel. now you can always add online to see what our web seem to be lining up for you they do the latest every single hour including what we know about the most recent snowden leaks the n.s.a. has been raking in private data or on the web browsing habits of millions of innocent americans and this without warrant or justification. and the run up to the twenty fourteen winter games entering the final strait you can follow the flame on the vision page of our website that's just a click away now at r.t.
dot com. for the meantime before we get to the answer you want update for now where the u.s. and its allies are packing their bags they're ready to head out of afghanistan next year leaving behind a deadly legacy since the start of the war on terror twelve years ago the drug industry there has thrived and it's not only for internal use afghan made narcotics are being steadily sent across the world and killed at least a million people this report to watch these guy in a chicken. as the u.s. is packing to leave afghanistan is leaving behind a war that's just beginning a war that kills without weapons silently with harrowing its production has increased forty times in the galveston since the nato started its war on terror in two thousand and one before that the taliban as brutal as they war heading forced the ban on poppy growing they declared it was against their religion so hereon production was very low when the u.s.
and allied forces invaded the country they allowed afghans to grow poppies they saw it as a way to win locals hearts and minds it's hard to find a more cynical way to win hearts and minds the u.s. and allied forces have maintained that opium production provides a livelihood for afghan farmers but it's been destroying their lives the lives of thousands of children around three hundred thousand afghan children are now drug addicts my colleague visited one family in afghanistan three mothers all three addicted to opium heroin and marijuana they blow opium in the face of their children to make them fall asleep so that the grown ups can cater to their own addiction they give marijuana to their very young children they buy drugs before they buy food here's what their daughter said. it was a look my mother told me let's go to the bazaar i want to buy something for you i said really we went and my mother said to this man do you want to buy these grew he
yelled out to give you and give us a hand written out so we went to buy some dry bread nobody my mom needed money and took my sister we were crying soo much then she tried to sell me again i begged him not to and she said that if i go to people's houses and beg then to keep me so that's what i do the u.s. and allied forces have been doing little to stop opium production in afghanistan is killing more and more people and not just in of gunston but far beyond its borders of ghana's that produces around ninety percent of the wall. opium supply the bulk of the eight hundred and twenty tons of heroin that comes out of afghanistan every year ends up on the streets of russia and europe the drug money feeds organized crime all over the globe kossovo drug dealers for example have become a predominant crime group in europe that is because seventy percent of heroin that goes to europe goes through the cost of all channeled in the meantime opium
production is growing in afghanistan last year they expended poppy cultivation by almost twenty percent compared to the prior year the example of colombia shows of the us could do a lot more to if they wanted to do us there in cooperation with the colombian government eradicate around two hundred thousand hectors of cocoa bushes every year by comparison in of gotta stand there radek eight two thousand hectares of poppy fields one hundred times less maybe one hundred times less effort to curb drug production in afghanistan which is really hard to understand considering the us went to afghanistan to fight terror drug money feeds terror drugs have killed way more people than all terrorist attacks combined. and also what kind of a nation building was that when it's clear with these afghan children it was anything but that in moscow i'm going to check out. brazil we go to crank up the
aussie world up to this morning police there with hundreds of protesters. many of them being professors who gathered in the streets of rio de janeiro at the teachers have been demanding improved pay and conditions some held signs proclaiming. more education and their anger the money being lavished on the country's hosting of the world cup while social services is being deprived a similar sentiment soared nationwide million strong protest in the summer. and to haiti in the capital thousands of anti-government protesters marched twenty years since president john bertrand aristide ousting they demanded the current leader michel martelly resigns amid corruption allegations and its failure to conduct elections as promised two years ago the demonstration was mostly peaceful though some clashes were reported with police. out of venezuela those were the words
of the country's president nicolas maduro is expelled three top american diplomats in the trio of plotting to sabotage the country's economy and paying bribes to venezuelan companies the u.s. embassy denied the allegations and said no official notification of the order has been received just last week my daughter council to speech at the un general assembly claiming his life would be in danger in new york america venezuela had a long history of difficulties and have been without those in each other's capitals since twenty eight ten. now over half a century since the holocaust anti semitism remains rampant and in recent years it has been on the rise and that's even the sentiment in europe despite its legacy of world war two and painful memories of genocide. the reports from hungary where the far right neo nazi party is now enjoying major support. emotions in tackles flew high in what was meant to be
a friendly full game and budapest between hungary and israel but in the stands emotions were even more fierce local fans booed israel's anthem. and chanted fascist leaders names. at another football game several months later the leader of hungary's anti-racist movement was attacked by hooligans. deception heard a bunch of found chanting the nazi slogan. i asked them to stop but they ignored me then after the game they attacked me one of them hit me in the face and broke my nose with the jewish community here says this was just one link in a long chain of anti-semitic and interethnic tensions in the country. we keep hearing and a semitic slogans and sentiments from inside our parliament and in some of our press if you remember nazi germany everything also started with rhetoric then came concentration camps and gas chambers and in hungary sometimes this vocal racism
turns into real violence like six gypsies who were killed by a gang of nationalists a few years ago what is especially shocking to hungary's jews is that these things are happening in a country which has a very tragic history in the 1940's hungary had one of the largest jewish communities in the whole of europe but the nazi invasion changed all that and more than half a million people perished in the holocaust and this wall in budapest has all the names of all the identified victims. in may the world jewish congress even decided to hold its annual event in budapest to highlight what they believe is escalating anti-semitism in the central european state and the far right your big party the third largest in the country brought thousands onto the streets their leader says it had nothing to do with racism but was to draw attention to what they claim to be the aggressive policy of israel mean to the. israeli president tourists once said
that the only other way to prevail without military action was by economic means later he said israel will invest a lot of money into hungary we have been witnessing a huge influx of capital from israel into our country since then and tried to find out what's behind it but the jewish community called us nazis and refused to speak to us that's why we protested the your big party made headlines after make it into hungary sparling menton twenty ten when the country's economy was ailing and judging by opinion polls they're looking to strengthen their position after next year's vote with far right parties now represented in parliament of ukraine norway finland lot via and several more countries across the continent your vehicle will go into the election safe in the knowledge they're not alone and. let's see russia stew r.t. reporting from hungary. by just a moment here on our table have a very close look at how many in india are being saved by medicine that only costs pennies compared to european medical counterparts live from moscow it's on.
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