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today. president obama says no talks with republicans until they agree to raise the debt ceiling and reopen the federal government with just over a week left until a possible default. unexpected alliance israel and saudi arabia are reportedly coordinating their policies in the region and this despite the two countries having no official diplomatic relations. and this one the birdie because it's certainly watching you on that aircraft camouflaged as birds of prey joined a vast area of surveillance gadgets on the market. this
interview coming to you live from moscow with me mary and josh. president obama has refused to discuss the budget with republicans until congress reopens the government and raises the debt ceiling and that's after eight days of a federal hold and just over a week to go until the u.s. runs out of cash and default on its debts let's stop the excuses let's take a vote in the house let's end this shutdown right now let's put people back to work that vote could take place today shutdown would be over then serious negotiations could proceed around every item in the budget but i'm not going to do it until. the more extreme parts of the republican party. stop forcing john boehner to issue threats about our economy. well in response a republican house speaker john boehner slammed obama for refusing to negotiate
demanding that talks start as soon as possible and records america'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 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 oil 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 two. 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 downgraded and japan's finance minister also recently said 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 manic calling it irrational and even surreal the federal hall has no inside with both democrats and republicans refusing to back down well let's see how it works in other democracies when lawmakers can't agree on a budget trail you had a shutdown one thousand nine hundred seventy five after all the budgetary squabbles
the queen of england got to fire everybody and 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 it's just some limits to salaries and current expansive and israel if they don't get a budget by december thirty first deadline they automatically revert to the one from the previous year however it appears in us democracy there is no such mechanism to resolve the deadlock renowned american intellectual noam chomsky explains how it evolved. it's exceptional in the history of parliamentary democracy and it's interesting to see what's happened. there have been significant economic changes in the past generation with the economy struck no time to go into it but one of the effects of these changes specifically the new liberal programs that are having the same kind of this if they were the.
direct wealth to a very narrow sectors the increasing inequality it as an immediate effect on politics and i don't think you democracy as a parent gets more concentrated a political power does as well so by now elections are almost it's simply talk of democracy both political parties have drifted to the right where the u.s. is still one part of the state the business party because some meanwhile hundreds of thousands of people are on paid leave due to the government shutdown but officials have made an exception for some federal workers or more now the margins breaking this up on air in about three hours and here's a sneak peek for you. eight hundred thousand the federal employees have been lingering without pay for national parks monuments in the store graveyards all
closed what do you can pull drum circles he ordered and kindergarteners plainly both looking for there is one group of federal employees deemed as so moved by it all to this country that they have been ordered back to work now you probably think i'm talking about food and 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 and i write . the book.
blow our online team is closely following developments in the u.s. budget crisis had to r.t. to come for our regular updates. right to see. her street. and i think that you're. on our reporter's. instagram. now a surprising alliance 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's
support of the palestinians party's policy or 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 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 reports about.
corporation secret meetings started to appear following the second lebanon war two thousand and six. when it became pluto. 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 an addition to an extra two hundred million dollars that was donated to palestinian infrastructure projects one such project is unlawful in gaza way homes are being rebuilt for palestinians whose lives were destroyed during the last israeli will the result is that on the one hand you can see them. cooperate prizzi's and when they come to iran on the other hand they had close contacts with
hamas on the one hand the initiate there are a peace initiative. on. support in beirut. 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 and the nine's with a country that supports its enemies. east jerusalem. now a closer look 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 of their mutual animosity towards iran to states also share support for the military backed government in egypt investigative journalist robert perry says this alliance cooper moved 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 like supposed to get a propaganda technique with what the saudis have which is vast amounts of money united states might find this problematic in that while while both saudi arabia and israel are american allies if the two of them or to collaborate more formally on some of these issues like syria for instance or rand 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. and more stories have for you including an eagle eyed observer a new drone camouflaged as bird of prey hits the market boasting the capability to fly a hundred meters above the target without detection we got a look in just a few minutes. down london is planning another kind of double decker of this time six foot under nasa british burial space becomes scares authorities have come up with the idea of making plots multilayer stories just have.
welcome back you're watching our a moscow has expressed disappointment with an avalanche 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 beat him and front of his children before briefly detaining him dutch police sided alleged reports of mistreatment of his children by the diplomat and russia's president describes sold as a blatant violation of the vienna convention on diplomatic relations and he also demanded an apology for the incident which is yet to be given russian affairs analyst martin mccauley believes the case deserves an explanation. the usual thing then is to ask them not to leave. and if that happens then the dutch will expel a russian diplomat from the netherlands tit for tat that's a normal thing in diplomatic development behavior. they always have very annoyed by this because it's an extraordinary case it involves
a russian diplomat in his own flat. that was untouched. the russian federation because he wasn't in the embassy so technically he was in dutch oil to the dutch police for the right to break into his flat arrest him and then take him to the taken down. despite the fact that he declared apparently it's not that he was a russian diplomat he had diplomatic immunity. peaceful protest or rock list is solid green peace 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 it's what peter valen his guests are debating in cross talk coming up later today on r.t.e. . 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 the 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 all of us are kind of children of greenpeace when i look at our look at our ages here i mean i have nothing against you know greenpeace stopping people killing baby seals and protecting dolphins and porpoises i mean i
all we all like that ok because we think that senseless here but isn't this really just a promotion greenpeace generally has been fairly can fool to balance to phone to go with this particular incident in the game. it went perhaps further than it should have been legally but it didn't really do anything particularly violent. welcome back now on the sidelines of a pack summit that's just wrapped up on the indonesian island of bali russia's foreign minister sergey lavrov took some time about to speak to r.t. and in an exclusive interview he discussed the syrian crisis. the situation is really deteriorating. groups deposition. are becoming. more and more. while he says the dismantling of chemical weapons is not enough to
put an end to the bloodshed while extremists continue fighting in the country so how to our web page for that full interview. and also online for you an opposition t.v. station under attack in the mail dives the station was set ablaze after masked man chased away a security guard this is in our emotions section on our t.v. dot com. the birds may be watching you and that's not paranoia a new surveillance drone dressed up as an avian predator and where the same flight performance is being marketed to armies across the globe are just their first went to check it out. is it a bird is it a plane well actually if you guessed. you'd be right this is one of the new strains 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 it's been designed to look like a native birds now it's already in operation as a bird strike avoidance system but say that they want to expand its uses as a surveillance drone i could also eight firefighters all be used in drug trafficking operations the terrain known as shepard mill 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 this a big advantage this is thing. one of the front of the other at the bottom. in
real time information. to decide what to do or send information to a bush. or simply to. purchase the drones being tested 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 axtell told r.t. that. his boots the birds but by the end of the year they hate to sign two important. well they would disclose with food and drink campaign is a concern and this is yes it's not the development could make it harder today was no dorothy's keeping their eyes on you.
now look at some other stories from around the world sounds 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 walk traffic in front of capitol hill the so-called amerikana rally it was aimed at promoting the adoption of legislation that would allow twelve million undocumented immigrants to receive u.s. citizenship. or. a fire at a clothing factory in the earth bound with capital has killed at least ten people and left over fifty injured because of the blaze has yet to be officially identified the country's garment industry is the jury is for four safety standards more than a thousand people died in april when a factory outside dhaka collapsed. and six workers at the fukushima nuclear plant in japan a report of them 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 and twenty a lot of environmentalists are concerned that toxic water from the plant is leaking into the pacific oceans eco system damaging the world's food supply chain. 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 idea of simply reusing down but as smith reports it seems britain's will still have to stand in line for final resting place while they are on this side of the great. as the saying goes nothing is said but death and taxes and while 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 a recount 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 and several rural councils already say they're full meaning people will have to go elsewhere for their thought you know resting place and all that despite the fact that already seventy four percent of people. symmetries in the sustainable when the full local authority has some difficult decisions to mike does it build another symmetry. a higher capital cost and then of course is call another symmetry to mine tying increased my course so there's a pressure to increase fees and 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 any 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 in the ministry of justice won't give a loss and it's to create a new barrier spice although they'll give the lawsons 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 they 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.
well coming out party is james brown takes part in military training was one of russia's toughest army regiment and that's just in a few moments here on our. world . science technology innovation all the least of elements from around russia we've got the future of covered. deliberate torch is on its epic journey to structure. one hundred and twenty three days. through to see my mother tongue two cities of russia. relayed by fourteen thousand people or sixty five thousand killing. in a record setting trip by land air and sea and others face.
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paratroopers of the greatest. just like him to love 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 to get you to god for the control point 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 after 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.