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president obama urges for an end to the federal government shutdown and for a rise of the debt ceiling as u.s. lawmakers remain in stalemate with the rest of the world wondering about american democracy. unexpected alliance israel and saudi arabia are reportedly coordinating their policies in the region this despite the two countries having no official diplomatic relations. and by in the sky are manned aircraft camouflaged as eagles are being marketed to all armies across the globe. this is r.t. coming to live from moscow i'm marina joshua welcome to the program. president
obama is pressuring congress to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling hundreds of millions of dollars are going down the drain every day with a federal hold in its second week the president also warned against making a store part of american democracy slamming the republicans who are urging a delay of his health care reform as archie's marina ordinary for its u.s. partisan politics are pushing the nation and the global economy to the brink of disaster. a nine day government shutdown with a credit default looming in the wings washington's failure to so far agree on a budget or how to pay its bills has given an entirely new meaning to american exceptionalism hundreds of thousands of americans are losing paychecks and social benefits because u.s. officials elected to lead this country are engaged in a bitter fiscal deadlock on tuesday president barack obama said he would be willing to negotiate on budget issues only after republicans agreed to reopen the federal
government and raise the debt limit without preconditions republicans meanwhile are insisting on deficit reduction talks as a condition for raising the federal debt by october seventeenth members of the party have demanded also that obama's health care be delayed or defunded in return for approving funds to end the government shutdown of president obama warned the public that an economic shutdown the first in history would be dramatically worse than the current reckless government shutdown and while washington's temper tantrum remains on full display economist max wolf says the world is watching with all and growing less impressed with the economic and political experiment otherwise known as the united states i do think we will see the debt ceiling get resolved however with each day where the dysfunction is more obvious more out of control and larger it becomes harder to have faith tomorrow it becomes harder for the markets it becomes harder for americans it becomes harder for the population of the world to have faith in brand america government america and people begin to unfortunate and
unpleasant and unflattering questions about america's future now china which owns a reported one point three trillion dollars of the u.s. government debt recently reminded washington that the clock is ticking and urged u.s. lawmakers not to repeat the mistake of two thousand and eleven that's when the debate over raising the u.s. debt ceiling led to america's credit rating being downgraded and japan's finance minister also recently. a failure by the u.s. to quickly resolve its political deadlock over government finances could damage the global economy in the meantime the u.s. government shutdown has reportedly delayed trade talks between washington and brussels it has also forced president obama to skip and asia pacific economic cooperation meeting this week valuable ground china reporting from new york. america's budget crisis a sending shock waves across the globe with manny calling it irrational and even
surreal the federal hold has no end inside was both democrats and republicans refusing to back down well let's see how it works in other democracies when lawmakers can agree on a budget as trail ya have shut down once in nine hundred seventy five after all the budgetary squabbles the queen of england god to fire everybody they had new elections and no problems like that ever since and when congress failed to pass a budget in brazil about seven years ago it was no big deal at all with just some limits to salaries and current expenses in israel if they don't get a budget by december twenty third the first deadline they automatically revert to the one from the previous year. however it appears in the us mako see there is no such mechanism to resolve the deadlock and while hundreds of thousands of people are on unpaid leave due to the government shutdown but officials have made an exception for some federal workers are more in adding more breaking the set at
about half an hour here's a sneak peek for you though. eight hundred thousand federal employees have been lingering without a national parks monuments in the store graveyards all closed what do you handfuls drum circles ordered and kindergartners plainly both looking for there is one group of federal employees deemed is so vital to this country that they have been ordered back to work now you probably think i'm talking about safety inspectors considering how ninety one percent of imported seafood isn't being checked and the fact that three miners have already died since the shutdown because of lack of oversight on the job but no i'm talking about the industry that this government favors the most defense secretary of defense chuck hagel recently ordered most of its three hundred fifty thousand civilian defense contractors back to work citing that they are so critical to protecting national security they have got to keep the military
uprising in lines is forming in the middle east between israel and saudi arabia as reports say the countries are negotiating a union against iran despite sharing common rivals there is no official diplomatic relations between the states and the two clash when it comes to saudi arabia support of the palestinians. has details. there's an unexpected union forming right now in the region between israel and saudi arabia unexpected because on the one hand while the two shape common rivals in egypt and syria saudi arabia particularly recently has been pouring millions of dollars of aid into palestinian projects both in gaza and in the west bank the potential impact of such an unlikely union cannot be overestimated israel brings to the party excellent propaganda skills saudi arabia on the other hand is able to tap into vast reservoir of petro dollars israel too has unparalleled influence over american foreign policy and the result of these
two countries working together is shaping international responses no doubt about it rumors reports about. corporation secret meetings started to appear following the second lebanon war two thousand and six. when it became clear that iran is to become a major player here in our immediate region but also. in the gulf but this cooperation between israel and saudi arabia is problematic because saudi arabia gives so much support to the palestinians just recently it gave some ten million dollars to enrich the united nations relief and works agency for palestinian refugees this is in addition to an extra two hundred million dollars that was donated to palestinian infrastructure projects one such project is in russia in gaza where homes are being rebuilt for palestinians whose lives were destroyed
during the last israeli war the result is that on the one hand you can see them. cooperate with these and when it comes to iran on the other hand they had close contacts with hamas on the one hand they initiated there are a peace initiative. on. one of those supporting directly and. this is the bigger week you can find in the. saudi policy many are asking the question whether israel is in shooting itself in the foot by forming an alliance with a country that supports its enemies. east jerusalem well a closer look now at what brings israel and saudi arabia together syria is a major issue as both countries agree that the assad government should go another reason for cooperation is their mutual animosity towards iran the to states also
share support for the military backed government in egypt investigative journalist robert perry says this alliance could prove to be problematic for u.s. influence in the region. it had this building up of mutual interest between these two very significant powers in the middle east so it raises the question of whether this very significant although unlikely or a sort of fairly unusual odd couple relationship between saudi arabia and israel might present might create a new superpower in the in the middle east if saudi arabia and israel could figure out a way to work together you would have you could have israel providing it's very tremendous sophisticated political operations involving both the israel lobby back in the united states it's six opposed to cater propaganda techniques with what the saudis have which is vast amounts of money united states would might find this problematic
in that while while both saudi arabia and israel are american allies if the two of them were to collaborate more formally on some of these issues like syria for instance or ran or egypt that could put the united states in a position of not being able to work its will with quite the freedom that it's had in the past. watch out for the birds because they are watching you and the drone the camouflage hits the market boasting capability to fly a hundred meters above the target without detection we examine it in just a few minutes. and the rest in peace well hopefully as great as burial space becomes scarce authorities have come up with a novel idea of recycling plots the full story is just ahead.
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welcome back you're watching r.t. moscow has expressed disappointment with the netherlands after it's failed to deliver an appropriate explanation for the treatment of a russian diplomat in the hague the police reportedly broke into the official's house and beat him in front of his children before detaining him overnight or earlier demanded an apology over the incident which has yet to be given ellis khan is on the heels of another spat between the countries has details. the netherlands responded to russia's demand for an explanation and an apology by saying that they're investigating the incident and that they will apologize when and if they prove that the dutch law enforcement indeed the finally did international law now russia is not at all satisfied with such a response moscow says such an invasive an increase here and responses on acceptable and that the dutch authorities violated not just the diplomats rights but simply human rights because according to the russian foreign ministry the dutch
police broke into the apartment councilor of the russian embassy in the hague they hit him with a baton they ignored his diplomatic status and took him to the police station where they held him for hours without explaining anything later admitted but i'd seen was released in the midst of what i'd seen says they broke into his apartment on the pretext that the neighbors called the police because of some reports of abuse which suit he says are absolutely not true and that just the words have not said anything about this and like i said we're still waiting to hear that that explanation of the incident but we do have to we action of the russian president on the incident take a listen. at the condition ensure you can see this is a flagrant violation of the vienna convention we are we clarification an apology and punishment of those responsible for our reaction depends on how the dutch side will behave. the relations between russia and the netherlands have been tense
lately the netherlands are taking legal action against russia for the greenpeace ship the arctic sunrise which sailed under the dutch why russia has blasted the netherlands for having systematically nord russia's request to make the arctic sunrise stop illegal activity near the work for the oil platform in the arctic now according to russia it's been going on since august of last year russia says all its warnings were ignored by the dutch and three weeks ago we know what happened we peace activists tried to climb aboard the working world and they were detained together with everyone onboard the arctic sunrise the russian foreign ministry says the day before the incident on september eighteenth greenpeace activists made their first attempt to climb aboard the platform but they were prevented from doing that and the same day moscow summoned the dutch and bassett had to issue yet another warning with regard to the arctic sunrise activities russia says that warning was
ignored yet again the activists and those who were on board the greenpeace ship are now facing piracy charges because russia argues technically it was an attempt to seize the platform many russian foreign policy experts believe that the incident with the russian diplomat in the hague could be related to the tension between the two countries with regard to the greenpeace activists. on the dismantling of chemical weapons is not enough to put an end to the bloodshed in syria and that's according to russia's foreign minister sergey lavrov he says peas isn't possible while extremists continue fighting in the country and he spoke exclusively to our head to our web page for the full interview. also online for you and opposition t.v. station under attack in the station was set ablaze after a masked man. chased away a security guard this footage is in motion section on r.t.
dot com. all the birds may be watching you then that's not paranoia a new surveillance drone dressed up as an avian predator and the same fly performance is being marketed to armies across the globe are these are a first went to check it out. is it a bird is it a plane well actually if you guessed. you'd be almost right this is one of the newest trains on the market is this company maxim's defense unit x l this behind the creation of this unmanned aerial vehicle you wavy but this is a drone with a difference is being designed to look like a native birds now it's already in operation as a bird strike avoidance system but expo say that they want to expand its uses as a surveillance drone they could also eight firefighters all be used in drug
trafficking operations. known as shepherd milk was showcased at this year's international in london the average price is one hundred thousand euros and giving a whole new meaning to bird's eye view the company claim it's so well camouflaged compared to standard these the fly about thousand meters and texted this train can fly just one hundred meters above the enemy without being seen in fact in the sky the beach this is thing has. one of the front of the other at the bottom for transmitting in real time information to the ground station to decide what to do or information to. go. simply to. purchase the planes being paid by the spanish military but
expo say that they're already in talks to sell it to several other countries armed forces the drone is currently not available for civilian purchase expelled told r.t. the beauty his bullets the birds but by the end of the year they hate to sign two important. well they they wouldn't disclose with whom and he joined campaign is a concern and this is yes and not the development that could make it harder to know when and how the thirty's keeping their eyes on you. now see some other stories from around the world thousands of people have rallied in washington d.c. calling for congress to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill police officers arrested two hundred protesters with at least eight house democrats among them as demonstrators blocked traffic in front of capitol hill so-called committee amerikana rally was aimed at promoting the adoption of legislation that would allow twelve million undocumented
immigrants to receive u.s. citizenship. fire at a clothing factory near the bangladesh capital has killed at least ten people and left over fifty injured the cause of the blaze has yet to be officially identified the country's garment industry is a tory is full for safety standards more than a thousand people died in april one a factory outside dhaka collapsed. amid the. now in an increasingly crowded u.k. rush hour has struck for the country's cemeteries graveyards are rapidly running out of space and opera directed to be full within the next few decades up to the task authorities have come up was because virtual idea of simply reusing them but as artie's laura smith reports it seems britons will still have to stand in a line for file resting place while they're on this side of the great. as the saying goes nothing is certain but death and taxes and while a u.k.
government's very good at collecting tax it's not so good at providing for its citizens inevitable to molly's because on this small island with soft running out of space to bury the dead according to a recent study of recounts almost hall said burial space in that areas would run out in the next twenty years and a quarter said they only had ten years left and it's no surprise them confined to london cemeteries like this one and several rural councils already say they're full meaning people will have to go elsewhere for their final resting place and all that despite the fact that already seventy four percent of people all cremated symmetries in the sustainable when the food local authority has some difficult decisions to mike does it build another symmetry. capital cost and then of course it's gone another symmetry to mine tying increase mine costs so there's
a pressure to increase fees and also be a solution would be to open more cemeteries but the limited amount of space means that's just a holding tactic you could force people to be cremated also not workable which only leaves a very emotive option reusing graves by digging up any remains and then taking deeper to make space for more burials and the disturbance of human remains without lawful authority at the moment is an offense the ministry of justice won't give a loss and it's to create a new burial spice although they'll give a lawson's to clear a church yard perhaps build a supermarket or a car park which seems a little bit old. at the moment reusing grace is only allowed in london cemeteries and although it's an issue that affects literally everyone. it's not exactly a vote when i say typically governments just avoids talking about it but experts
say those in power must come up with a workable plan on burials rather than just burying their own heads in the sand. at next as promised every margin is breaking this have for you to unveil what's missing in the mainstream media headlines. world. science technology innovation all believes developments from around russia we've got the future are covered. do we speak your language anytime of the law or not advanced. news programs and documentaries in
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looking at dirty birds we have between four to five million people in this directly affected area of the coast and it's pretty clear why it's not being reported because b.p. can't afford to have a reported all along the gulf coast are clean they are safe and they're open for business if b.p. is the single largest oil contributor to the pentagon the us war machine is heavily reliant upon b.p. and their oil this is a huge step backwards for the mocker sea it's a step forward for oligarchy carex it is toxic is a look a lot like spraying in vietnam it was it was not a picture that either the government or b.p. really wanted to have out there i don't want dispersants to be the agent. this bill's.
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pleasure to have you with us here on our t.v. today i roll researcher. while going to break in the set i'm not a morning old guys it's been eight long days since the government shutdown and closing stores business and then eight hundred thousand federal employees have been lingering without a national parks monuments in the storm graveyards all closed what is cancels. drum circles orders and kindergarteners plainly both looking for there is one group of federal employees deems so vital to this country that they have been ordered back
to work now you probably think i'm talking about safety inspectors considering how ninety one percent of imported seafood is being checked and the fact that three miners have already died since the shutdown because of lack of oversight on the job but no i'm talking about the industry that this government favors the most defense secretary of defense chuck hagel recently ordered most of its three hundred fifty thousand civilian defense contractors back to work citing that they are so critical to protecting national security you have got to keep the military industrial complex movin keep them happy after all war is what's funny in this economy am i right look i'm not knocking the fact that people are getting their jobs back that's a good thing what's ridiculous is why defense is more of a priority then is safety and education what's absurd is need oil barons to keep headstart afloat you heard that right.