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president obama says no talks with republicans until they agree to raise the debt ceiling and reopen the federal government as u.s. lawmakers remain in stalemate with just over a week left until a possible default. 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 watch the birdie on man aircraft count of largeness eagles are being marketed to armies across the globe.
this is already coming to light from the russian capital on marina joshie welcome to the program president obama has refused to discuss the budget was republicans until congress reopens the government and raises the debt ceiling well that's how after eight days of a federal halt and just over a week to go until the u.s. runs out of cash and defaults on its debts as it is very important reports america's partisan politics are pushing the nation and the global economy to the brink of disaster. my 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 warns 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 that 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 us 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 asia pacific economic cooperation meeting this week ceding valuable ground to china reporting from new york r.t. america's budget crisis is sending shock waves across the globe with manny calling
it irrational and even surreal the federal hold has no end in sight with both democrats and republicans refusing to back down well let's see how works in other democracies when lawmakers can't agree on a budget a strategy out had a shutdown once in nineteen seventy five after all the budgetary squabbles the queen of england got to fire everybody they had new elections and no problems like that 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 and israel if they don't get a budget by the thirty first of december deadline they automatically revert to the one from the previous year however it appears in the us democracy there is no such mechanism to resolve the deadlock renowned american intellectual explains how it evolved. from in the history of man through democracy.
there have been significant. in the past you know the nation. but one of the. you know having this kind of. direct will very narrow. doesn't mean you can say well ok. democracy is harder because it's more concentrated political power goes it will. but now elections are almost boy. simply talking about. both political parties and the right. of one party state the business already exists meanwhile hundreds of thousands of people on paid leave due to the government shutdown but officials have
made an exception for several workers more nabby margins breaking the said later today but here's a sneak peek. eight hundred thousand federal employees have been lingering without a national parks monuments in the storm graveyard all closed what do you can drum circles ordered and kindergarteners plainly both looking for there is one group of federal employees deemed so moved by it all 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 industrial complex move and keep them happy after all war is what's funny in this economy am i right. well our online team is closely following developments in the u.s. budget crisis so we had to r.t. to call for our regular updates. right such. first. and i would think that you're. on our way.
out surprising alliance is forming in the middle east between israel and saudi arabia as reports say the country's already go shooting a union against iran despite sharing common rivals there is no official diplomatic relations between the state and the two clash when it comes to saudi arabia support of the palestinians are supposed leader has the 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 to has unparalleled influence over american foreign policy
and the results of these two countries working together is shaping international responses no doubt about it rumors are 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 prizzi's and when it comes to iran on the other hand they had close contacts with hamas on the one hand the initiate there are a peace initiative. on. one of those supporting directly al qaida. this is the ambiguity you can find in the. saudi policy many are asking the question whether israel isn't shooting itself in the foot by forming an alliance with a country that supports its enemies. east jerusalem while a closer look now at what brings israel and saudi arabia to gather 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 two states also
share support for the military backed government in age of 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 its very. sophisticated political operations involving both the israel lobby back in the united states its sophisticated propaganda technique with what the saudis have which is bast 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 or were to collaborate more formally on some of these issues like syria for instance or around 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 well watch out for the birds because they are watching you and this is the only callous thing no hits the mark and posting capability to fly a hundred meters about the target without detection we examine this in just a few minutes here on r.t. . the line that is and another kind of double decker this time six feet under as british burial space becomes scarce and come up with making plots miles away or the full story is just ahead.
science technology innovation all the developments from around russia we've got this huge area covered. activism politics in a cold place and a whole lot of media publicity what is greenpeace all about today is it is smug and self promoting always or a brave environmentalist group opinions vary and at the very center of the debate surrounding organisations such as greenpeace is the question whether they have the right to operate outside the law. dramas the truth be ignored. stories others refuse to know. things since changing the world right now. to picture
a day. from around the globe. looking. to. welcome back you're watching r.t. moscow has expressed disappointment which is an adeline's after it failed to deliver an explanation for the treatment of a russian diplomat in the hague the police reportedly broke into the official's house and a bit him in front of his children before briefly detaining him russia's president described the assault as a blatant violation of the vienna convention on diplomatic relations and this incident comes amid heightened tensions between the two countries over the detention of greenpeace activists who tried to storm russian oil rig well they were arrested on a dutch registered ship and are now facing up to fifteen years in prison russian
affairs analyst martin mccauley says that any attempts from the netherlands to play down the seriousness of the assault are unlikely to work. international law is very very vague and you can go to the united nations and what i think to try to do is to is to embarrass russia. so that when the case these so-called pirates come up in a russian court then they'll have a lenient sentence or perhaps the journalist who was he says he was doing his job that he be released so the dutch appear to be trying to embarrass. russia in new york so that this case will not be treated very seriously but i think on the face of it russia is going to really lay down the law here because they have warned they warned the greenpeace activists on numerous occasions not to do what they did and i think they're really going to lay down the law you know peaceful protest or reckless assault greenpeace's attempt to storm a russian oil platform in the arctic has been stirring controversy it's highlighted
the issue of how far the battle to protect the environment can go and whether it's only about ecology and all that's what people of on his guests are debating in crosstalk coming up next hour here on r.t. . it's chiefly known the last couple decades now is just an environmental pressure group who's basically sole existence at this point are cheap publicity stunts and this kind of what you'd call you know you could almost border on eco terror is the phrase i would use or just trespassing and lawbreaking you know just in august they went and destroyed golden rice crops in the philippines they destroyed a whole trial test of them they don't have the concept of property rights they don't have the concept of legality the former head of the former co-founding member of patrick moore the ecologist has come out and basically said greenpeace is acting immoral and he left the organization back in the eighty's because greenpeace at that point was opposed to chlorinated water for the greater public health
advancements so i think given what's happened with greenpeace it's almost become even in our pop culture it's becoming more and more sort of the butt of a joke it's an ex it's known as an extreme organization i mean one of the things i mean i guess kind of all of it all of us are kind of children of greenpeace when i look at our when we look at our ages here i mean i have nothing against you know greenpeace stopping people killing baby seals and protecting dolphins and corpses i mean i all we all like that ok because we think that senseless here but isn't this really just a promotion. on the sidelines of the apec summit that's just wrapped up on the indonesian island of bali russia's foreign minister sergey lavrov took some time out to speak to r.t. and in exclusive interview he discussed the situation around syria. he says the dismantling of chemical weapons is not enough to put an answer to the bloodshed while extremists continue flying in the country had to our web page for that full
interview and also find for you today opposition t.v. station under attack in the mail dives station was set ablaze after a masked man chased away a security guard in this food it's easy now we're in. oceans action on r t don't calm. the birds may be watching you and that's not paranoia a new surveillance drone dressed up as an avian predator and with the same fly performance is being marketed to armies across the globe. went to check it out. is it a bird is it a plane well actually if you guessed always were days 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 o u a v this is a drone with a difference it's been designed to look like
a native birds now it's already in operation as a bird strike avoidance system but next house say that they want to expand its uses as a surveillance drone it could also eight firefighters all be used in drug trafficking operations the known as shepherd milk we 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. which this is thing has. one of the front of the other at the bottom. in real time information to the ground station to decide what to do or send the
information to a bush. or simply to. purposes the planes being tested by the spanish military but expo say that they're already in the senate to several other countries armed forces the drone is currently not available for civilian purchase extel told r.t. that. his boots the bird but by the end of the year they hate to sign two important . well they they wouldn't disclose with whom and she joined campaign is a concern and this is yes and not the development could make it harder to know when and how dorothy's keeping their eye on you. and some other news in brief now 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 the so-called commit amerikana rally was aimed at promoting the adoption of legislation that would allow twelve million undocumented immigrants to receive u.s. citizenship. a fire at a clothing factory near the bangladesh capital has killed at least ten people and left over fifty injured because of the blaze has yet to be officially identified as garment industry is the tory is for poor safety standards more than a thousand people died in april when a factory outside dhaka collapsed. six workers at the fukushima nuclear plant in japan are reported to have been contaminated by radiation after one of them mistakenly removed a pipe connected to a water treatment system this is the latest in a string of mishaps at the crippled daiichi plant which suffered triple meltdowns in two thousand and eleven environmentalist are concerned that toxic water from the
plant is leaking into the pacific oceans eco system damaging the world's food supply chain. now in an increasingly crowded u.k. rush hour has struck for the country cemeteries graveyards are rapidly running out of space and are predicted to be full within the next few decades up to the task authorities have come up with the converse of simply reusing down but as laura smith reports it seems britain's will still have to stand for a final resting place while they are on this side of the great. as the saying goes nothing is certain but death and taxes and while the u.k. government's very good at collecting tax it's not so good at providing for its citizens inevitable demise because on this small island with soft running out of space to bury the dead according to a recent study of her account still 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 several rural councils already say they're full meaning people will have to go elsewhere for that 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 the other symmetry to mind increased costs so there's a pressure to increase. an over fears 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. digging deeper
to make space for more burials and the disturbance of human remains without lawful authority at the moment is an offense in the ministry of justice one give a loss and has to create a new burial spice although they'll give a lawson's to clear a church yard perhaps build a supermarket or call 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 proud on burials rather than just burying their own heads in the sand. i'll be back with a news update for you in about thirty minutes time and coming up parties james brown takes part in military training with russia's top us army regiment that's in
parachute regiment is nobody but. they will push you harder than you've ever been pushed in your life. they say once a power. supply and many of the conscripts like mine. that's all. you see you're one of us now. dress right. dress right attention. and hand combat maneuvers on my count by division. one.
three. four my new regiment another a cska is heavily focused on combat training and every day we're out on the square learning our own fighting drills at the moment we work individually but it won't be too long before we're facing off against each other. it's the elite. station a real man has to be ahead of everyone to be the best or the one i think that the paratroopers of the greatest. just like him to look everyone is assigned various responsibilities each day i'm back to see although this time i'm at the front of the base rather than in the barracks. was because you god for the control points reason for your visit returning to base your documents. security is paramount every vehicle that drives up has to be thoroughly checked even our own trucks nobody takes any chances
here it's only us we've looked into every nook and cranny that they're allowed on the base. i'm not sure whether it's the benefit of experience but everyone seems more confident here and it's a good thing because a live fire exercises are about to be ramped up it's a tough job for the man in charge. and sometimes i get tired of ordering people it happens from time to time the guys don't obey me but i was given the task of commanding the company and i have to do it so in any case i'll remember this time with a smile it was tough sometimes but everything will be fine i'm sure we'll do our military duty. today the war games really got started we were assaulting the hill with full armor support. with the machine gun to
go first second is private brown private brown after him the squad leader your next and you bring up the rear beside the vehicle but everyone mind your distance to look around to check your comrades and remember you're using live ammunition so you. life depends on following the safety procedures of those who moved to the land you have to come back safe and sound yes welcome any questions no sorry. i was crouched in the bottom of the boiling hot tank there's barely room to breathe. and then just like. running. on. six months called spread out i'm headed to a place.