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moscow prepares to greet deal in pick torch a spectacular ceremony in red square will set the flame off on it epic journey across the twenty fourteen a winter games host country. out of stories here in r.t. the shape the week a u.s. government shutdown and a looming default threaten to severely damage the country's economy and sand shivers down the spine of international lenders. hand over one's demands that russia stop the prosecution of greenpeace activists for piracy while moscow insists the activists attempt to scale an oil rig or pose a threat to the crew and the environment.
this is actually coming to you live from the russian capital i'm marina joshing welcome to the program. moscow is poised for the arrival of the olympic torch for the twenty fourteen winter games the flame is do red square from athens for a ceremony that will kick start the russian leg of the record breaking relay argues gannett she can reports on how moscow plans to welcome the torch. thirty three years ago was the last time russia hosted the olympics it was the last time when the olympic torch was on the red square and you can be pretty sure it was not accompanied by a bite curse from the airport all the way to the red square and that's exactly what we're going to see today when the flame of rising moscow behanding of greek we've been dressed like an olympic god is into the hands of many leather jackets on roaring motorcycles so maybe
a touch of spice to the classic ceremony. last time the olympic flame was in russia was a long term do and we don't know when the next time will be that it's all right here so the fact that we night we are going to can avoid the olympic flame is a very honorable mission before the olympic torch makes its final destination sochi it will go through eighty three russian regions and two thousand nine hundred towns and settlements will see it climb all the way up mt elbrus the highest peak in europe will see dive to the bottom of the russian lake by called the oldest in the deepest lake in the world we will even watch the olympic torch blast off to space on board the russian so used rocket that torch will do a lot of things it hasn't done before and as many who work in russia hope it will shed light on what the country has to offer but if. it is a very important event first of all for russia's in the nation and for its regions it is a chance to show their own culture traditions and investment opportunities their
limbic torturously will grab the attention of the whole world through mass media it is an important factor in the cultural social and economic development of the russian regions because. of course for every single person who will carry that torch it will be a very special moment and it will change thousands thousands i think about fourteen thousand hands in russia before it arrives to the brain new olympic stadium right in time for the opening ceremony of the twenty second olympic winter games on february the seventh in sochi. and will be bringing you every stage of the torch is journey today as well as of course of spectacular ceremony in red square so stay with us for that if you can. deliberate george is on a big journey to such. one hundred and twenty three days. through two thousand and nine hundred two cities of russia. really fourteen thousand people
or sixty five thousand killing. in a record setting trip by land air sea and others face. a limb think george. bush will cover it on our t.v. . now the u.s. house of representatives has approved back pay for the eight hundred thousand federal workers laid off due to the government shutdown once it's over well there is no sign however of a budget deal between the democrats and the republicans over raising the country's debt ceiling to avoid a default out that's causing severe damage to the u.s. economy estimates suggest workers are losing nearly a billion dollars in wages weekly while the economy is being stripped of three hundred million dollars a day als believe the total could be as much as fifty five billion dollars which would be almost equal to damage caused by hurricanes katrina and sandy economist
max frog wolf says the dispute is sending shock waves across the world. the truth here is what the federal government the united states congress and the white house have exhibited rather aggressively over the last several weeks including through the shutdown is that there's literally nothing the u.s. government can't and won't do for unclear reasons sending whatever shock waves they feel like sending into the u.s. and global economies i can't imagine a recipe that would undermine confidence in the dollar and the u.s. or particularly the u.s. government faster or more effectively than what we see on every news channel in the world every day for a week and counting we're already starting to see hundreds of thousands of people get an involuntary unpaid vacation those hundreds of thousands of people are going out to dinner they're not going to the dry cleaner that are buying a new car or going to have trouble making a house payments are going to have trouble making mortgage payments and rents and all the rest and we know the money they didn't get today and tomorrow and the next day is money that they're not spending now and even if they get paid later it will still be damaging to the economy. some of america's kind of managed programs have
also been disrupted by the shutdown considered to be non-essential most of their space agency staff have been sent home george abbey who used to oversee the international space station for nasa told us repercussions are likely to follow. there are missions that are coming up in say four or five or six months fairly critical motions or missions that robotic lights that are going to the planets they have launch windows that have to be maintained and if the workers are furloughed that work and being done and so there is going to be an effect on the line and i was the director of the johnson space center and we were flying the space shuttle and of course flying missions to time so we had to maintain a schedule so i managed to keep the work orders. working and we kept the work going on in the johnson space center and the kennedy space center in florida and we
didn't really have an impact but this time with about ninety seven percent of the workforce at the johnson space center laid off there will be an impact on the wind but it's not the first time i washed and holding it service workers hostage over political discord in fact shutdowns are quite familiar to the american public in less than four decades there's been eighteen of them in some cases several times a year london based market strategist mike and graham told us washington will be looking for another thrill even when the current crisis is averted. makes them look like idiots quite frankly. i think previously detailed to the government just about managed to avoid a shutdown two and a half years ago and at that point in time credit agency standard poor's downgraded u.s. debt from its aaa status and one of the reasons they gave was they said all that you know that this country is becoming ungovernable there's no visibility on what your fiscal policy is with politicians are just playing with fire
a year after year and here we are again now two thousand and thirteen in the same situation and i would have to say that even once the deal is finally thrashed out this time around and one was told that that will actually happen we're probably going to be in the same sort of situation next year a nearly seventeen trillion dollars make the us a debtor too big to fail francis lui managing director of an investment company warns that if the u.s. dollar plummets following the government shutdown and number of world economies are going down with it. if you as a show and the us dollar flaws shall be china in almost need because that is holding off on the change the shape and the same problem goes. and also you'll carry the countries that hold huge amounts of the us dollar as says so even though maybe in twenty years time time there be over to america but right now you're still
with the major currency reserve currency and for us the world and so if anything happened to you as is is going to cause chaos. across the globe china holds more than one trillion us dollars so the risk of them and then and if the us government for any reason failed to repay a child in china's finances who would be in that deep hole it is something that nobody wants to see. much more government must now shut down until congress funds it again. now there is a new twist and the blame game over the deadly chemical attack near the syrian capital in august russian diplomatic sources have suggested this week than a saudi backed terror group was behind the assault which aimed to provoke foreign intervention in the conflict and apparently is out of her james corbat says it's no surprise foreign players are handling involved in what's widely seen as a soley
a civil war. mistaken assumption that's often purveyed in the media that what's happening in syria is some sort of civil war as some sort of internal conflict and a lot of the narrative has been framed around that that frame but i think it's fundamentally false to assert that i think we have to understand what's happening in syria as the planned result of a nearly decade long intervention foreign funded foreign armed foreign supplied foreign trained intervention in syria that has been arming and training syrian opposition groups on the record documented back to the bush administration as far back as two thousand and six they were starting to fund and train the opposition forces in syria so we have to understand that this is not some sort of spontaneous uprising and that as a result there are many different outside forces including the united states including the. us who are fight funding and financing their own fighters to go into this conflict and many of them are motivated for different reasons and are there
for different opportunities and some are motivated as mercenaries others are motivated by jihad jihad and the chance of establishing an islamic state but just because they all have the same end goal of overthrowing the assad government does not mean that they're there for the same money. and coming up for you this hour to victim or the victor egyptian authorities continue their crackdown on the muslim brotherhood but it is the most movement appears to grow a lot stronger as a result. of the killing of an unarmed woman this week by police in washington comes under scrutiny as man to claim the use of deadly force was unnecessary this on more than just a half breed here and. there's
a nine story building i noticed that standing on a true for some men in civilian clothes holding a sniper rifle. to say something that offends so they use blank or wooden shells the building was burning through my how much time it took to restore it. reloaded for us in the referendum to deputies of the supreme soviet didn't appeal to us out all we have to support yeltsin otherwise it would have been civil war. if you leave the. economic up and downs in the final months they belong to the new york sang i and the rest of life during the case it will be if we.
welcome back this is r.t. the netherlands has filed a lawsuit against russia with the international. time court claiming that attention of twenty greenpeace activists and two journalists was unlawful the activists were detained after they attempted to scale a russian oil rig last month and they were arrested him war of the dutch registered ship the arctic sunrise and face fifteen years in prison on piracy charges russia says it was acting within international law and repeatedly requested the vessel to hold its activities meanwhile greenpeace supporters staged vigils across the globe protesting the actions of authorities authorities insist their actions s'posed a danger to the crew and environment a former greenpeace leader patrick moore believes the activists should have found a better way to get their message across. you can't expect to have people
allow you to continue to storm their oil rigs oil rigs are a very serious operation with really big safety issues and you start scaling the rig and then people have to come and try to get you off it puts them in danger and so i can certainly understand why they were apprehended and finally towed away from the site the other thing that's quite ironic is greenpeace is using a diesel powered ship to. occupy a loyal rig and so they use they needed oil to get there if they had sailed there or rode there in a boat maybe it would make more sense i do tend to agree with president putin that they are not pirates. that's pretty obvious i think their intentions were not to loot the rig or anything like that but they're still putting people in danger and it is a serious situation it's my understanding that this is the first oil platform that is done designed specifically to withstand the intention is to make it
a safer way of extracting oil. my colleague bill dog spoke to benny with the hat of a greenpeace arctic campaign and he's has it's a gas from oil platform that poses a threat to the fragile environment. greenpeace's spent a lot of time in russia talking to the orthorexic he's talking to gazprom about the specific risks that this rig platform posed at every stage we've been ignored we've written letters we've sat down in conferences said you shouldn't do this time and time and time again we've been completely ignored this form is about to start drilling they're about to start the pumps working this platform has been cobbled together from decommissioned oil rigs that sat rusting in a mound shipyard for nearly two decades we haven't published a full oil spill response plans but isn't it reckless to storm an oil rig with all those safety issues at stake. well i think we did not storm
the platform we tried to put a team of two climbers up the side of it to protest that what gazprom were doing and the threat that this region the platform itself poses to the the arctic region our people were very well trained we have expert climbers at no point was there any danger of anything happening to the platform police in washington d.c. will launch an investigation into the use of deadly force by officers who shot an armed woman miriam carey was killed on tuesday following a high speed chase through the heart of the u.s. capitol police went after her as she tried to ram her cars through barricades at the white house details now from our sam sachs. we're learning more about the suspect who led police on a high speed chase through washington d.c. her name is miriam carey thirty four years old from connecticut reportedly suffering from mental illnesses including postpartum depression she was recently laid off from her job as a dental hygienist she tried to gain access to a secure area near the white house here in washington d.c.
just really a block away from the studio here she was confronted by police she did a three point turn striking a police officer and sped off to the u.s. capitol where she was again confronted by police shots rang out she alluded police again where she drove another few blocks near senate office buildings the car was then crashed and police opened fire killing her only then realized killing her in front of her one year old child it's worth noting she was completely unarmed the only shots fired during this entire incident were from the police and some people are saying this could have been a misunderstanding if you know this area around d.c. there's constantly drills going on there security checkpoints going on. you know it's hard to drive around and figure out if someone made a wrong turn and were confronted by police someone who might have a history of mental illness could get confused and drive off it's tragic that it would end in someone's death will be investigations into this i mean we're talking about the two most secure locations probably in the plain of the u.s.
capitol the white house which might be why police were quick to jump to lethal force but a lot of people be saying you know why he why didn't police try and shoot out the tires when they had the vehicle cornered why wasn't another police car brought in to further box in the the suspect vehicle and once the suspects car was immobilised the third time why was she just shot dead and really on a week to week basis unfortunately in the united states where we're hearing stories of police shooting unarmed people who they perceive as a threat and weren't so this is just another tragic instance of that unfortunately here in the nation's capital while you. the chase unfolded throughout central washington by taking a look at this map starting at the white house the suspect advances all the way to the capitol building coming out of police fire and the pursuit ended about three kilometers away from the white house where the driver was killed brian bakker director of the answer coalition against war and racism says the u.s.
police are too quick to reach for the gun there's five or six police officers just inches away from her head with guns drawn and that's when she starts to mislead she runs from them she's running away and they start opening fire and they keep shooting and finally when she was when her car is immobilized she's riddled with bullets why would please now terry gainer who is the sergeant of arms of the u.s. senate formally the chief of capitol police he said there was no possibility at all that she could have gotten access to the capitol grounds because there are so many barricades so if her car is disabled and the police chief or the sergeant at arms says there's no possible way for her car to pose a danger to congress why then did they open fire i mean it's because they shoot first ask questions later the police in washington and around the country have a license to kill they know there's never a prosecution and as we saw in congress the congress members just cheered they cheered over this slaughter and it really was the slaughter of an unarmed black
woman in front of her baby muslim brotherhood pro tast are expected in egypt today on a major military holiday even as a country remains highly volatile three months since the ousting of the islam as president mohamed morsi deadly clashes rocked the capital this week as riot police dispersed brotherhood protesters in cairo killing four people and was part of the government crackdown on the organization which saw its activities banned last week but as belgium reports the pressure only helps build cohesion within the group. egyptian security forces stormed to cairo incumbents for ousted muslim brotherhood president mohamed morsy back in august tents are torn down over six hundred people are killed a month on brotherhood activists like mr. say they have been driven underground. have started to hide my identity every day i shave my beard i have a second phone number that has to be changed and show it's not tracked now i can
live in my apartment if i move from one place to another life has become very difficult for over a month this was the site of one of cairo's main pro morsy sit ins after august body dispersal by security forces it's become just a busy street since that day for many missing by their activists like mr fair they say they are able to attend rallies and their leaders are in jail or in hiding with last week's court order banning them as a brotherhood many fear this crackdown will just get worse. egyptian human rights organizations say the military led government is being too harsh. all of the activities of the muslim brotherhood. and it's. related to the muslim brotherhood this is a week of course so that as a collective punishment restrictions. muslim brotherhood or anything but supporters of the interim government say there is documented evidence the brotherhood uses violence so silencing its membership they say is necessary to ensure stability and
the transition to democracy to handle the ministry in the thirtieth of june revolution which was the second wave of the twenty fifth of january revolution muslim brotherhood killed a lot of egyptians they had no problems killing innocent people they proved they were to push egypt into civil war morsi supporters maintain they are being prevented from peacefully protesting the brotherhood's newspaper was also shut down its website announced this week they had to move operations to london due to the escalating crackdown. but rather than stifling the movement mr found his fellow activists say it makes them more determined than ever to tend to be pushing egypt that's a big a crisis. for. a later today it's on a boy go sit down with the gyptian movie star an outspoken activist of the twenty one revolution to talk about the dramatic situation in the country and here's a quick preview of worlds apart if you thing that getting rid of mohamed morsi and
in this way is acceptable why would one piece supporters tried to do a similar thing i mean they can turn to the streets next year they are not they have the right to you do not for example you do not. open a job for the columns to clean the office and you come tomorrow morning find him made himself the general manager and if you don't like it because you that's not democracy when you defend your political movement or political ideology through holding guns and pointing them. army officers and soldiers and then and policemen then you know you are no longer have a political case you have a criminal case. u.s. military forces have conducted two raids abroad and somalia and libya targeting
senior terrorist leaders in a somalian town of a u.s. navy seals stormed develop a leader of a militant group the terrorist cell was behind a deadly attack on iraq the shopping mall last month to sixty seven lives the rate appears to have failed as troops withdrew after coming under fire and did not capture the or target. and now their operation was carried out in the libyan capital tripoli the american military has seized libya's senior al qaeda figure for his alleged role in the one nine hundred ninety eight u.s. embassy bombings in kenya and tanzania has been washington's most wanted list since two thousand and one a new york court died of him for his part in planning the attacks have been asked will now be brought to america for trial. just. look now at some other stories from around the world four soldiers from the nato led coalition have been killed by insurgents in afghanistan another were shot dead by security guards of what's
believed to be an insider attack the incident following a nato air strike on saturday that reportedly killed four civilians. and some five hundred providors loyalists have taken to the streets of belfast in northern ireland in the finance of an official van protesters tried to complete the or july twelfth orange order parade blog by local authorities the ban on the july march through area separating boy lists and nationals communities resulted in five nights of clashes and dozens of injured policeman. to spain now were hundreds have rallied for an end to corruption demonstration in madrid people voiced their anger over the ruling party's use of public to repay debts incurred by private banks for task has also called for the nation's prime minister mariano rajoy to step down recent figures show the unemployment rate in the country has topped twenty six percent. and coming up our special report on the events
that shook russia two decades ago by october of ninety three. you know. i'm old enough to remember reruns when gomer pyle used to cry citizen's arrest when he saw something wrong in mayberry and a new law in russia could allow our city average to do the same thing by helping to enforce law in the country this law will allow citizens to protect public order by becoming volunteer workers deputy policeman and even forming people's militias which will in theory prevent crime or at least allow the police to be informed more quickly and accurately of course this like any project which sounds nice on paper is all about the implementation so we'll see how these deputies and militias will work overall i think this won't have much of an effect on crime but it could have
a huge impact on non-criminal bad public behavior you know i am not the bravest guy on the planet and it's hard to confront a group of five drunk guys who are just as big as you who are acting like idiots on the street but doing so with ten stone sober militiaman buddies could provide a much more convincing argument for the drunkard's this could be a big step forward for democracy when you actually have at least a scrap of power or control over the events in your neighborhood then you're sure feel like people actually have a lot of power and this could be good for the country but that's just my opinion. the white house. is the building at the very heart of the city. it's now the headquarters of the russian government. to the supreme soviet of russia the main
the country. brink of civil. two days of street fighting left hundreds dead. from the supreme soviet building. comes to visit her son's grave. was only seventeen when he died in the. ninety three the official records says he was killed by multiple injuries. why has the prosecutor's office for my son's
closed to see where he was wounded they didn't give them to me and destroyed them before the investigation was completed. college student was a supporter of neither the president nor the legislative assembly he simply went to the white house with a friend to see what was going on on the eve of his death. with his mother. he said why don't you vote for the go so why is it that you vote for father instead of him this is i want to vote for myself so that's why i'm going there to find out who was right and who was wrong i want to decide my country's fate. so you would never see the final moments of confrontation between russia's parliament president. yeltsin who controls tanks divisions would give the order to fire directly at the parliament building which shows pounding the offices of the supreme soviet showman.