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all those. bridges intelligence chiefs the ones the country is facing its greatest terror threat from al qaeda affiliates twenty thousands of islamic extremists are living in the u.k. . president obama says there will be no negotiations are with his opponent until the shutdown is over and the debt ceiling is raised with america's costly political impose the now in its ninth day. the enemy of my enemy is my friend on likely allies and israel and saudi arabia reportedly team up to take on syria and iran. with news from around the world and this is our to you with me tom with
a let's take a look at our top story this hour. 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 and his first speeches is taking over m i five andrew parker also admitted that u.k. intelligence services when not perfect artie's testa cilia listened to 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 that syria he echoed the same concerns as several other european governments have been expressing with regard to individuals who have 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 extremist groups in the syria who are aspiring to attack west. contraries 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 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 the new warnings from brad from the 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 and to come back here that that has a certain logic that those people keep fighting in syria coming back what about the british extremists who maybe have been involved in attacks elsewhere and 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's refusing to have budget talks with republicans until congress and the government shutdown and raises the debt ceiling and it's just over a week 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 of the political stalemate has also backfired on the country's army veterans and the grieving families of the war heroes who were killed while serving in the u.s. military since of the shutdown started now due to a lapse in federal funding relatives of the deceased countries see the death aggression which normally covers funeral and related expenses if the stalemate
continues a month as the other benefits would also be jeopardize the department of veterans affairs has warned it will not have the money to pay them all this comes as both democrats and republicans refuse to capitulate to costing americans hundreds of millions of dollars every day. as the details of nine day government shutdown with the 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 no 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 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 how face 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 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 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 china reporting from new york . anxiety over washington's inability to solve its political messes and gulf nations along the way with many countries and risk a mekon and he's being compromised by close ties to the u.s. let's take a local political impostors worked in other places where lawmakers couldn't agree
on a budget australia had a shutdown one thousand nine hundred seventy five to all the budgetary squabbles the queen stepped in and fired everyone they had new elections and no such problems has occurred ever since and when a congress failed to possible get in brazil about seventy years ago it was you know big deal at all with just some limits to salaries and current expenses in israel if they. we don't get a budget but the december thirty first deadline they automatically revert to the one from the previous year but the united states democracy democracy has no such mechanism to resolve the deadlock renowned american political commentator know what chomsky explains how it evolved. from in the history of parliamentary democracy it's interesting to see what's happened. there have been significant economic changes in the past generation where the parties for. going to one of the surface of the street specifically in the liberal programs you know having the same kind of
perspective it was. a. direct wealth to a very narrow sector increasing inequality. as an immediate effect on politics that. was harder because it's more concentrated political power goes as well. right now elections are almost bored. supply talking about. both political parties are just the right point. one part of the story the business party speak while all this rumbles on hundreds of thousands of people on unpaid leave or because of the government shutdown but officials have made an exception for some federal workers anymore and every moment is breaking the set to which will come up at midnight thirty g.m.t. . 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 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 and i write. the book.
that could be changes to the challenges facing the arctic sunrise screw off to new details emerge in the investigation over the dust vessels involvement in last month's greenpeace protests lindsay friends has the details investigators found drugs and including poppy straws and what is reportedly more feet along with dual purpose devices this was discovered on the arctic sunrise when investigators did a search of the vessel according to the investigative committee this week to thirty people that currently face piracy charges could face even more charges and of course that means facing. tougher jail sentences if convicted for its part green feet greenpeace says it's very skeptical about this information drugs are very strongly prohibited. in and in it's entire organization and so of course it's he's
no reason any of these activists would have brought that sort of paraphernalia on board also it's wondering if the morphine and dual purpose devices that the investigators are talking about is in the morphine and devices that the doctor at the on the on board doctor would keep in the cabinet thirty people do remain behind bars despite repeated appeals by various lawyers to secure their release this of course all kicked up back in september when the arctic sunrise was essentially the staging area for the activists who then launched their motorboats drove the boats up to the russian oil rig on the pecera sea and attempted to then scale the oil right that's when the security forces came out according to russia's foreign ministry from august two thousand and twelve the arctic sunrise undertook actions that violated russian law just months later in december two thousand and twelve the dutch failed to respond to notifications from russia's ministry of transport about those provocations and as late as august two thousand and thirteen
a russian representative warned the dutch foreign ministry that it is unlawful to be operating the arctic sunrise in the northern sea route the netherlands which has to citizens involved in this debacle has launched legal action against russia to secure the release of the activists so this will be an international court so this will definitely not be going away any time soon and we will of course be keeping a very close eye as events unfold. there's already a different drama playing for the netherlands of the country's foreign ministry has apologized to moscow for its police beating up a russian diplomat recently moscow demanded explanations a soon after the incident happened on sunday russia's embassy in the netherlands as says the dutch police officers accused of origin of mistreating his children the diplomat reportedly opened a door to a group of security officers who said his wife was in a car accident they then broke into the official's house and apparently attacked him with
a weapon in front of his children before briefly detaining him president putin described the salt as a blatant violation of the vienna convention. still to come on r g a watch out for the eagle eye it may look like a bird of prey but it's actually a high tech spy device that can fly a hundred meters above the target without detection to go bird spotting in just a few minutes. well. it's technology innovation all the developments from around russia we've got the future of covered. activism politics in a cold place and a whole lot of media publicity what is greenpeace all about today because it is smug and self promoting always for a brave environmentalist group opinions vary and at the very center of the debate
surrounding organisations such as greenpeace is the question of whether they have the right to operate outside the law. dramas that try to be ignored. stories others refuse to know. exist changing the world right. to picture the days. from around the globe. look to. thank you thanks for staying with us you're still watching r t with the conflict in syria rocking the stability of the entire middle east old regional alliances are being broken and new ones forged in their place two unlikely friends of israel and saudi arabia don't even have diplomatic relations but have now apparently managed
to find common ground for us to report on the country's united front against the syrian government and its close and like 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 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 a 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 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 they initiated there are a peace initiative. on the world to support him directly al qaida 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. east jerusalem this by the differences israel and saudi arabia share views on key regional issues both countries one regime change in syria with saudi arabia strongly backing the rebels both nations also see iran as their main geo political rival and want to neutralize of the islamic state and the israelis and saudis are united in the backing of the military government in egypt which has taken a strong stance against islamists meanwhile the united states could not find it
more difficult to exert their influence on the region according to investigative journalist or robert perry. you have 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 supposed to get a 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 or 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. we start our world our need with no news from the middle east two mortar bombs have hit an israeli army post on the golan heights wounding a soldier according to the military there were apparently launched from of the syrian territory israel says it returned fire along the highways have been under israeli occupation since one nine hundred sixty seven fire from the civil war in syria has occasionally spilled into the area in recent months. thanks workers at the fukushima nuclear plant in japan have been exposed to radiation after one of them mistakenly removed a pipe connected to a water treatment system and several tons of contaminated water spilled as a result but with contained within the treatment facility it's the latest in
a string of errors at the crippled plant which suffered a triple meltdown something. the quake and tsunami two years ago because humans operated have who has been number set for failing to control radioactive water leaks. roadside bomb has killed eight people in iraq at the explosion hit a truck carrying workers south of baghdad the bloodshed in the country wrecked by terrorist attacks has reached a level not seen since two thousand and eight will than two hundred iraqis have died from blasts and shootings this month alone. the bird counts on the way in azerbaijan where people have been choosing their president early results put longtime leader how much of a way ahead of his rivals and a whopping eighty five percent he's been so confident of securing a third term that he didn't even run an election campaign the family has had virtually un program control in the country for over forty years.
the birds may be watching you and know it's not paranoia a spanish manufacturer has come up with a new surveillance drone disguised as a bird which even mimics its flight pattern so our first reports on how several countries are militaries are lining up or for that a force. 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 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 use it as a surveillance drone it could also eight firefighters all be used in drug trafficking operations the known as shepherd milk shake
a stick 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. 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. the planes being tested by the spanish military but experts say that they're already in
port to sell it to several other countries armed forces the drone is currently not available for civilian purchase x. paul told r.t. that's pretty his boots the birds but by the end of the year they hope to sign two important contracts. although they won't disclose with whom and she joined campaign is a concerned this is yet another development that could make it harder to know when and how will stories he's keeping their eyes on you so. r.t. . stories on our website updated on a crowded commuter train but no witnesses a passenger in california pulls out his gun toys are then shoots a student in the head and swiftly disembarks but apparently no one saw it because they were engrossed with their phones and tablets the disturbing stories that are. and might there be some light at the end of the tunnel for julian assange she was loved loved at google's london embassy but almost a year and
a half his asylum ally is not asking the international criminal court for help. and an increasingly crowded hue k. it's a rush hour for the country's a symmetries graveyard repartee running out of space and are predicted to be for within the next few decades so the authorities have come with a controversial idea to simply reuse them or a smith reports on how even that may not solve the problem. 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 accounts 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. 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 now the symmetry to mind sawing increased my 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 with any leave the 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 soroti at the moment is an offense and the ministry of justice won't give a loss and it's to create a new barrier spice so low 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 proud on burials rather than just burying their own heads in the sand. up next archie is i james brown finds it tough for proving his men enough to join russia's commandos in training that's coming up next here on r.t. .
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