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my from the r t news center of five britain's intelligence chief warns the country is facing its grave terror threat from al qaeda affiliates citing fountains of islamic extremists living in the u.k. . president obama says will be no negotiations with his opponents until the shut over of the debt ceiling is raised with america's costly political impasse now under its ninth day. and the enemy of my enemy is my friend unlikely allies israel and saudi arabia reportedly now team up to take on syria and iran.
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over a good afternoon it's covered over in here in moscow this afternoon with the thousands of islamic extremists living in the u.k. could attack at will that's the warning from the country's security chief sharing his fears in his first speech since taking over m i five andrew parker also admitted that u.k. intelligence services were not perfect as he put it artie's tester is still in this . specifically named al qaida and its affiliated groups in pakistan and yemen as being the most direct and immediate threat to the u.k. and he had referred to the groups that had successfully been able to smuggle some explosives onto planes in the last four years and also raising it be a conflict in syria he echoed the same concerns of several other european governments have been expressing with regard to individuals who had gone over to syria to fight and that have been coming back to the country that he raised the point that there are some sunni extremists groups in the syria who are aspiring to
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attack western a country is now having given these warnings he also defended the need for intelligence services to be employing the kind of vast surveillance that they've already had of course this is one this side of the story the other side being the recent public backlash we've seen on the activities of the intelligence services let's get more insight on this whole story because your warnings from edge of brad from be a stop the war coalition thanks very much for joining us what do you make of the statements of the m i five achieved i mean why issue the warnings now if we look at the terrorism act for example that's already in place this is never really last priority with this government there are certain things that he said that have some logic and there are certain things that he said the on the face of it have no logic clearly there are people from this country to go to syria and. there's some possibility that they may cause some problem coming back here because they will aim to come back at that that has a certain logic those people keep fighting in syria coming back what about the
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british extremists who maybe have been involved in attacks elsewhere they have to bolster this idea of the war on terror as a coherent saying where the threat is coming from about their authorities nothing to do with what the british government does it comes from out there and that remains they have to present the thing that way we are justified in what we do because of the threat that already exists rather than that we are creating the threats. president obama is refusing to have budget talks with the republicans until congress ends the government shutdown and raises the debt ceiling not just while over a week now actually before the u.s. runs out of cash and its ability to borrow more money putting the nation in front of a very real risk of default but important as got the latest from new york. i 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
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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 apatow or seventeen 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 now 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
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as the united states and 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 ask 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 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 tree talks between washington and brussels it has also forced president obama to skip. pacific economic
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cooperation meeting this week ceding valuable ground to china reporting from new york bring up right now r.t. . one exam or two of washington's inability to solve its political mess is a goal for nations around the globe with many countries risking their economies being compromised by close ties to the u.s. meantime both democrats and republicans are refusing to capitulate costing americans as we've been hearing hundreds of millions of dollars every day take a look at how political impasse is worked in other places where lawmakers couldn't previously agree on a budget and. better results the strayer wants back in one nine hundred seventy five that has to be said after all the budgetary squabbles the queen then stepped in fired everyone since the elections and no such problem since when congress failed to pass a budget in brazil about seven years ago it was no big deal for their just some limits on salaries and current expenses in israel they've got another plan if they
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don't get a budget by december the thirty first of every year the deadline they then automatically revert to the one from the previous year is an emergency measure but the united states democracy has no such mechanism to resolve without american political commentator no chomsky explained how it all 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 where the economy struck no time to go into it but one of the sets of the street groups specifically the new liberal programs and they're having the same kind of effect they have everywhere they. direct wealth to very narrow sectors the increase in inequality it has an immediate effect on politics and the parliamentary democracy is higher begets more concentrated
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political power at those as well so now the elections are almost or it's so plutocracy some of them are. both political parties to the right the u.s. is a one party state the business party while all this rubble is all hundreds of thousands of people of course what i'm paid leave because of the government shutdown but officials have made an exception for some federal workers you learn more about that maybe martin is breaking the set on our next sixteen thirty g.m.t. on this channel. hundred thousand the federal employees have been lingering without a national parks monuments of the sort graveyards all closed what is camp drum circles boarded and kindergartners plainly both looking but there is one group of federal employees deemed so much vital to this country that they have been ordered back to work now you probably think i'm talking about safety inspectors considering
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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. i would keep a close eye on developments on capitol hill of course on my web site as well to dot com for all the latest updates and expert analysis go lined up for you as well. and a developing story no to. be changes to the charges facing the arctic sunrise crew
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after new details of the investigation of the vessel involved in last month's greenpeace protest on tuesday from. you know the investigates. drugs on board what details we go yeah right now the information we're getting is that the investigative committee has claimed that so-called poppies. and some morphine was actually found on board the arctic sunrise that dutch registered ship that carried thirty activists. a russian oil rig up there in the arctic on a patrol to sea and it was it was essentially the staging area for for their protests when they tried to scale that oil rig now the investigative committee says that this of course could modify the charges against them and could could create a longer longer jail terms of course if it's new charges were brought against them with regard to these drugs greenpeace for its part says it's very skeptical about
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this information the there are internal rules prohibiting any sort of drug use and the even questions raised as to whether or not the investigative committee was talking about the morphine kept in the doctor's cabinet so right now we're looking at new information constantly coming out regarding this and of course it'll it'll increase the drama surrounding this entire situation is these these thirty people are facing charges of piracy yet also to a cause currently being held because a bit more of how they go. yeah you're right they are are all thirty still being detained to bail has been denied for those who have been whose lawyers have pressed for for bail to be to be at least given for pretrial detention to be lifted and so it's been tonight for many of these people so all of them are still remained behind bars. late this all kicked off last month when greenpeace with these. nationals from eighteen different countries. left the arctic sunrise on these motor
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boats essentially and attempted to scale the oil rig that's when security forces came out and to claim that they were their boats were rammed they were prevented from doing their job and that centrally authorities took control of the activists and also told to the arctic sunrise into court and ever since then activists have been behind bars facing these piracy charges and of course has put diplomatic tensions on the rise so it's just something that we're going to keep our eye on very closely you have been to. still to come on this program watch out for the eagle eye it may look like a bird of prey about to see it but it's actually a high tech spy device that can fly a hundred meters above the target without to touch and say it's make is we go bird spotting then just a few minutes from that. is
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three. video for your media project free media r t v dot com. the conflict in syria rocking the stability of the entire middle east old region alliances are being broken and new ones forged in their place to unlikely friends now israel and saudi arabia don't even have diplomatic relations but that now apparently managed to find some common ground polis lear as the latest in the country's united front against the syrian government that is closest ally iran. 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
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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 the 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
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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 in russia in gaza we homes are being rebuilt for palestinians whose lives were destroyed during the last israel war if the result is that for the one hand you can see them. cooperate pre-season with a company run on the other hand they had no sponsor of this hamas on the one hand the initiate there are a peace initiative. of. world support in directly or. this is the ambiguity 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 policy r.t.
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east jerusalem. well despite the differences israel and saudi arabia share views on key regional issues both countries want regime change in syria or saudi arabia strongly backing the rebels both nations also see iran as their main geo political rival may want to neutralize the islamic state also two israelis and saudis are united in their backing of the military government in egypt which is taking a strong stance against israel missed meantime the united states could no find it more difficult therefore to exert its influence in the region according to investigative journalist robert perry. 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
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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 a 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 next the birds when he was here we're not talking paranoia here a spanish manufacturer has come up with a new surveillance drone disguised as a bird which even mimics its flight patterns they say set of sets of pullups necks
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and have several countries minute trees and running up for a feather to fill. is it a bird is it a plane well actually if you guessed. you'd be almost 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 o u a e d but this is a drone with the differences being designed to look like a native birds that was already in operation as a bird strike avoidance system but the next house say that they want to expand its uses as a surveillance drone could also eight firefighters all be used in drug trafficking operations. known as shepherd milk shake a stick this year's international in london the average price is one hundred thousand euros and giving
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a whole new meaning to bird's eye view the company claim it's so well camouflaged compared to standard these the fly about a 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. 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 send the information to a bush. or simply to. 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 extel told r.t. that for now he has boots the bird but by the end of the year they hate to sign two
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important. well they they won't disclose with you and he drank champagne is a concern and this is yet another development kit make it harder today when and how he's keeping their eyes on the. r.t. reporting online r.t. dot com one of the stories you think you know how could this happen shot dead on a crowded commuter train but no witnesses a passenger in california pulls out his toys are there then shoots a student in their head and then swiftly disembarks really no one saw it because there were engrossed with their phones and tablets disturbing stories said r.t. dot com if you want to check it out. and might there be some light at the end of the tunnel no for doing the sounds we ask is not left ecuador's london embassy for almost a year and a half is asylum is now asking the international criminal court for help can read up on that at r.t. dot com. and there's already
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a different drama playing out in the hague where a group of policeman allegedly beat a russian diplomat recently osco now wants explanations and apology from the netherlands the dutch foreign ministry says its government would only apologize if a police probe finds that the officials of unity was indeed violated to be true bodin reportedly open the door to a group of security officers who said his wife was in a car accident then they broke into the official's those nuts apparently when they attacked him with a weapon in front of his children before briefly telling him now russia's embassy in the netherlands also says the dutch police officers accused of mistreating his children his part president putin described these soldiers a blatant violation of the vienna convention russian affairs analyst mark macaulay told me the police knew they were attacking a diplomat. the usual thing then is to ask a dutch diplomat to leave. and if that happens then the dutch will expel. a
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russian diplomat from the netherlands tit for tat that's a normal thing in diplomatic development behavior. and they obviously are very annoyed by this because it's an extraordinary case it involves a russian diplomat in his own flat. the flat was untouched remotely free of the russian federation because he wasn't in the embassy so technically he was in dutch soil to the dutch police have the right to break into his flat arrest him and then take him to the take him down and quiz him. despite the fact that he declared apparently in his flat but even if he was a russian diplomat he had diplomatic immunity. all of these headlines in brief and roadside bombs killed eight people in iraq the explosion hit a truck carrying workers south of baghdad the bloodshed in a country racked by terrorist attacks has reached a level not seen since two thousand and eight more than two hundred iraqis have died from blasts and shootings just this month alone. six workers at the fukushima
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nuclear plant in japan are exposed to radiation after one of the mistakenly removed a pipe that was connected to a water treatment system there seems to several tons of contaminated water spilled out as a result but there were contained within the treatment facility the saudis are saying it's the latest in a string of errors that the crippled plant which suffered a triple melt off the earthquake and tsunami two years ago because she was operated tepco has been lambasted for failing to control radioactive water leaks. it increasingly crowded united kingdom it's rush hour for the country's symmetries graveyards are rapidly running out of space and are predicted to be full within the next few decades so the authority to come up with a controversial idea to simply reuse the laura smith reports next that on how even vats may not solve the problem. as the saying goes nothing is certain but death and taxes and while u.k. government's very good at collecting tax it's not so good at providing for its
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citizens inevitable demaio because on this small island with soft running out of space to bury the dead according to a recent study of her account 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 their thought i know resting place and all that despite the fact that already seventy four percent of people. 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 go another symmetry to mine tying increased my costs so there's a pressure to increase fees and over be a solution would be to open more cemeteries but the limited amount of space means
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that's just a holding tactic you could force people to be cremated it's 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 and the ministry of justice won't give a license to create 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.
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coming up after the break another salute to our service in the russian military at its toughest of the eyes of our very own explorer james brown joy. the olympic torch is on its epic journey to such. one hundred twenty three
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