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the already. preparing for an incursion of thousands of new drugs it's sparking fears of potential air accidents. hopes over a possible nuclear deal with iran rise in geneva despite israel trying to. blackmail. daylight a daring fledgling online bank with more than a million dollars worth of coin. and how much. we look at the cia's evaluation as reports emerge of the agency buying up people's logs all of this from an american.
news team welcome to the program on this saturday. america's buzzing space is bracing itself for a new invasion of thousands of drones although they're expected to be used for peaceful purposes such as firefighting and weather tracking it is causing a lot of concern let's give you details as to why you'll never notice it from the ground but the skies above the u.s. are crowded with roughly five thousand planes at any given moment yes those little yellow spots are indeed planes you can only imagine what could happen if unmanned aircraft joined this traffic and dangerous incidents involving drones have already taken place there. according to the u.s.
federal aviation administration by two thousand and twenty there will be up to thirty thousand drones flying in the u.s. airspace not just by law enforcement and other government agencies but also by private firms for all kinds of purposes so the f.a.a. game itself two years to come up with ideas on how to regulate that brave new world where everybody can fly their throw their designated six test sites across the country to see how it goes aside from very serious might we see concerns there's a danger of media air collisions even now as the government has not yet allowed the commercial use of drones the f.a.a. is getting a rising number of safety complaints from pilots in march of this year and only tallia airliner made national news headlines when the pilot reported spotting a drone as he was trying to land at new york's j.f.k. airport back then the f.a.a. and the f.b.i. have moved to the nation's into finding the drone the plane was flying over densely populated area when he brushed shoulders with a jolt to the horror of the pilots of course during
a separate incident believe non-police by the forty body. to load him in the opposite direction at a high speed just to give you an idea of how concerned pilots are one pilot said we're concerned about birds we're concerned about other airplanes and now we're throwing in something totally uncontrolled when they suck one of those drones into the engine of an airplane he said then it will get everybody's attention and one of the challenges is that drones occasionally loose connection with the operator on the ground it's a well reported problem but apart from accidental collisions there is another challenge drones can be hijacked by someone with very bad intentions so the brave new world of drones can also turn out to be a very dangerous one in washington. are. you here at all to respect a former american airlines pilot mark weiss he believes it's a tough task to calm public fears especially after washington's controversial use
of drones all over the world. we're the united states has most of its background it's in controlled airspace in a war zone in the civilian arena this has to command a much greater controls it's going to be scrutinized and believe me as a professional pilot i have my doubts but i believe this is here to stay and i think what we see is there are certain airspeeds in certain areas opened up to who i'm in the area of systems and see that happening and you see pockets and we're in grow. all right one man's loss is another man's gain or in the case of the arab spring an opportunity for china. we report on beijing's economic charge into the middle east and north africa a region left for the taking by crisis and violence. and ahead of the olympic torch
space walk we managed to speak to the cosmonauts participating in this unique part of the relay that's coming up. but for now here on a potentially groundbreaking nuclear talks with iran have now ended the day i was following a mammoth discussion on friday that ended long after sunset under the deal currently gaining momentum tehran could freeze its atomic expansion for a partial easing of sanctions hooshang amirahmadi he actually run in this year's presidential elections in iran he thinks tehran has done all it can to appease the international community. this that make it public as. we know it at this point have accepted the basic requirements. by on this point it on is doing what it was expected to do i think the real issue is what it on gets in return i think that's where the problem really stands now the
fact the problem is this the problem is that mr kerry is going to come back to washington d.c. is not going to live in geneva when he comes back to washington he's going to to the he's going to see that crowd around him the lobby crowd the congress and the others very american right beings the republican party all of them i'm going to have to give him my dear real hard on for the potential agreement is not exactly pleasing iran's a long time enemy israel prime minister netanyahu calling it quote of stake of historic proportions for national community got a bad deal this is a very bad do or president obama even called the israeli leader in a bid to reduce tensions in tel aviv but apparently his reasonings were not enough we can tell that just by looking at netanyahu is official twitter page right there
and moreover even with a u.s. secretary of state john kerry being genuinely positive about the course of the talks and not everyone in washington is satisfied with the diplomacy i doubt very much that diplomacy will be affective if there is not the prospect that if diplomacy fails that we will in fact resort to military force however for what a desire to be the professor of political communications at the university of tehran who feels washington is drifting away from the israeli imposed hawkish stance on iran. i think mr netanyahu is isolated. closer friend that the united states is moving away from the hawkish policies of the liquid party he has worked for the last many years to manufacture a crisis with regard to iran is peaceful nuclear program and he's seeing all his efforts going away and he's obviously upset he should be upset. and the main reason
for such a change of heart in both america and europe is that israel's policy of blackmail is losing its effectiveness that's according to the profess is basically saying that israel has an option to attack you learn militarily that talking point that israeli officials have been using for the last many years telling europeans that if you don't pressure you on the comic lee attack iran militarily obviously given the fact that israel has attacked its neighbors every few years for the last many decades you always have to worry about an israeli prime minister making threats like that but overall i think that type of threat is losing its. effectiveness and i think europeans are realizing that if you can i do for us here in our extensive coverage of the iranian nuclear talks in geneva that coverage continues as israel may be losing another lever of international pressure. this creates
a vacuum that is much more perilous for israel's kind of global with gentleness the country's been stripped of unesco voting rights along with the u.s. for failing to pay they do use that story it's still to come here on r.t. . and as we approach ten minutes past the hour here in the russian capital online thieves have carried out a daring bank heist making off with more than a million u.s. dollars worth of current see only this is a robbery with a difference because it's not dollars that have been swiped rather coins and more than four thousand of them and they've been stolen online from a virtual buying that was set up only four months ago now bitcoin is a crypto currency that's our new regulated and not backed by any government stored on computers in virtual wallets and in this daring robbery hackers broke into one of these supposedly secure wallets held by an unofficial bank and then made off
with a million dollar hole entrepreneur william mook he says bitcoin security actually does measure out rather well compared to that of traditional currencies. it's same for the federal reserve notes the f.b.i. reports that at thirty eight million dollars stolen from them of traditional banks last year only eight million dollars is recover of the forty one hundred clients the owner of the home web hosting service has taken sixteen hundred of his own clients and used to give some people hundred percent of their money back let's get some details on how bitcoin works it is as i said a crypto currency it can pay for products and services bitcoins are held in online wallets which makes them vulnerable to hacking or they can be sent online without going through a regulated financial institution they can be a change change for government backed currency is like a dollar zone for example euros right there and just like gold
a bit coins can be mined although the pic in this case is computer powered and the more power you use the greater the chance you could allow yourself a virtual coin that value has soared just three years ago ten thousand bitcoins could buy you a pizza right now the same amount could buy you a penthouse here's william mook once again. what we see today in the world was a life or crisis in greece and the failure of cyprus is regulation doesn't work. you have regulatory can't assure you just have system failure and the thing that makes a big point exciting for people to leave a bit point is the fact that it's an emergent system if it does require regulation just that it really wasn't as good as we thought. by there's always a plenty for you online including for this hour when the will to make yourself heard is stronger than any obstacles
a greek channel moves from the studio to the streets in a bid to keep broadcasting live to its viewers you can find out how they lost their regular home via a website. scientists have no idea what they're looking at a brand new space discovery in our solar system a six tale objects spotted by nasa what is it the details that are dot com right now. for the meantime on the program in a fresh twist in the global spying scandal it's been reported the cia is paying american telecom giant eighty in the millions every year it's in exchange for accessing its database of call records and that's as germany and brazil submitted a draft resolution to the u.n. on safeguarding internet privacy and restricting mass surveillance journalist david seaman says when the government starts paying for private phone records citizens should be very worried. it's
a huge company that has its footprint all over the globe and they're just being paid to hand out this customer information is a clear violation of the fourth amendment and customers have nowhere to go because i'm sure he is not alone in this sort of practice why are they tracking the communications of private citizens who have no connection to crime or terrorism what is their real goal here and this is a form of i think a light form of terrorism where people are becoming afraid to use their own technology in their own devices it's really it's kind of orwellian and the explanation they gave for it doesn't make a lot of sense to me a lot more to come for you here on the program or naughty including our exclusive chat with crew thirty eight of the international space station that's coming your way after the break. the president of the boss and instead eric rosengren says that.
morale improves low rates and bond buying will continue yes the beatings will continue until. so listen up you smelly consumer peasants and rotting dead grounds because this will continue to beat you to a bloody pulp intil you smile smile like we're all wal-mart greeters had they not been fired last year and spend spend spend like every man's mortgage debt is his castle. speak your language. programs and documentaries in arabic. team from the will talks to the c.e.o. interview intriguing story for you to. visit our big.
thank you for joining us here on our. show you in moscow in just a few hours the olympic torch of the twenty fourteen winter games will be taken on a space walk for the first time in history i hear it we've had an exclusive chance to talk to the cosmonauts will actually carry it into open space. mission control for us. for the first time in history the torch of the olympic games will be taken on a spacewalk aboard the international space station we got a chance to speak with the crew up there today so we asked the cause minot's who will take the torch on that space walk how they intend to mark this momentous occasion hi my name is lindsey friends from russia today and my question is for a leg cut off and sergey results came the phrases that gaar and armstrong said on
their pioneering space endeavors became historic the famous or let's go back to the right and the one small step by armstrong have you ever maybe thought of a catch phrase you will use when you take the olympic torch out on its first ever spacewalk. it's true that many if the most memorable moments amount to certain phrases i don't think will be too original here and any words that will accompany a space walk with the torch will aim to promote movement and healthy lifestyle and sports will move into world well you don't have to be in outer space to feel the spirit of the game so you can just follow our coverage of the unique olympic torch space walk that's live on our team at fourteen fourteen g.m.t. both on air and online as well at r.t. talk.
for now and it may have caused ruin for some but the arab spring has turned out to be a godsend for others that includes china beijing's firms and diplomats are taking the middle east by economic storm filling a vacuum ultimately created by a partial u.s. withdrawal as r.t.l. true now reports even in crisis rocked egypt the chinese have still banished to find opportunities there. this is north cairo where egypt's burgeoning chinatown has now planted its roots restaurant owner. says the chinese community here is thriving despite the political turmoil. most chinese come here for study or to call the muslim chinese minorities i opened my restaurant recently i know the political situation here is difficult but it doesn't affect chinese businesses it's a good place to live as us egypt relations soured after american officials with the help key military and economic assistance in october egypt has hinted at cozying up
to other super powers like china analysts say to china its more about its political expansion gaining clout with one of the region's main players rather than finance we have sixty three agreements i mean different kinds of cultural political egypt is central country in the arab region and it is very useful to have good relations developing relations with us because we have a say in the region merging turn of the chinese embassy in cairo says although two thousand and thirteen was a turbulent year for egypt the country's exports to china increased by a staggering one hundred thirteen percent we are very happy to see this figure we tried to make more efforts. to reach the. one billion very small egypt's economy which had heavily relied on its terrorism market
has taken a pounding after two and a half years of revolution and regime change and with cairo and washington and loggerheads it looks like egypt might keep looking eastwards. boccieri r.t. cairo and my colleague kevin allen spoke about china's resource hunger with author and investor jim rogers who told us that beijing's appetite is nothing regional it's full on a worldwide. china is trying to secure natural resources all over the world africa south america central asia jim yourself said the beijing success is build on washington's failures what do you think. well certainly if you look around the world you will certainly see there's a lot of truth to that the chinese have more or less. they're all over africa they're buying mines plantations and everything else america's got very little presence in africa now china is making inroads in the middle east china is going to get
a lot of oil from iran going forward it looks as though china may even start getting oil from iraq you know america says that they were a liberated iraq in the end it may be the chinese who get the oil tiny's look around the world they see what's happening over the next few decades they're going to be big shortages of oil and many other things developing the chinese like capitalists are trying to secure future supplies while they can get them in there cheap and when other people are not rushing in to buy them. i know the west's exit out of the middle east has not only been political but hundreds of companies including the big energy ones have abandoned business there as well and that's led to a rise in power prices for europeans and the kaiser report today covers that. many demonstrators stage a bonfire a burning of energy bills to voice their opposition to rising costs of fuel burning their energy bill is like burning your draft card you know during the vietnam war
they heard that there are their draft cards burning their energy bill is similar in that you don't want to join up forces with the corrupt big six energy companies in the u.k. that are their financial terrorism so if you don't want to support financial terrorism of the big six energy companies here in the u.k. you would burn your energy bill i suggest get a thousand people on the millennium bridge here in london to get together and burn their energy bill in unison. britain along with territories looking to it lead the world when it comes to tax avoidance that's according to experts on campaigners here are some of what are their reports claim that the super rich could be hiding up to thirty two trillion dollars in eighty two countries considered tax havens a quarter of those have strong links with the u.k. the british overseas territories some of crown dependencies some commonwealth states as well some of the cash estimated at three hundred thirty billion dollars
is now reportedly in their hands of london because. reports. the u.k. government has been bashing tax avoidance for months in fact prime minister david cameron made increasing tax transparency a key issue at the g eight summit that he hosted earlier this year but despite all the efforts according to a group cruelties of the tax justice network britain is the world's worst offender for financial secrecy twelve of its island dependencies where the queen is the head of state by the way ranked among the top fifty most secretive tax jurisdictions in the world the laws relating to these island dependencies such as the cayman islands bemused jersey and guns they have to be approved in london so campaigners say that the onus is on westminster to clean up their act well to talk about the issue i'm joined by salmond shaheen who's the editor of the international tax review magazine
simon thank you for joining us well the people that deposit their money in these tax havens do it through entirely legal schemes so what's the fuss about anyway but i think it's a misconception to describe tax avoidance as legal it's just not illegal and the reason for that you say governments have been unable to anticipate the feed schemes employed by multinational corporations and their highly paid accountants and lawyers that they've they've sent across the world to reach out to the best that steals their funds but britain has made a lot of steps to improve transparency especially over recent months they've certainly spoken a lot about it are you surprised by these negative rankings i'm not surprised but no i mean the crown dependencies in overseas territories of i've long been considered among the worst offenders of of world tex avery what is surprising is that the british government not doing very much about it really needs to get its network of tax havens offshore in the in order some machine thank you very much for
joining us well reports that large corporations and super rich individuals have been dodging billion. of pounds in taxes three in tiny legal loopholes have caused public outrage here so these that britain has been labeled the world's ruler of tax havens is unlikely to be met by cheers of approval head. and. heart to the philippines to open up the world where a typhoon haiyan has killed at least one hundred people in the city of tacloban and other super storm the reportedly leveling most of the houses that rescuers are struggling the roads are blocked phone lines are down the typhoon though the strongest to hit the philippines we understand the now still up to twelve million people are at risk. and those people right there in the pakistani city of peshawar they've taken to the streets in protest trying to block
a nato military supply route the protesters outraged by recent u.s. drone strike on a taliban commander country's government saying that it has cut short the peace talks as the militants new leader is already calling for revenge. america with his chief ally israel they've lost the voting rights of the u.n. cultural agency unesco both missed a deadline for paying their dues they had said that they would stop paying off the unesco gave membership to palestine in twenty eleven cost the agency about eighteen million dollars a year the last mostly washington's intel of eaves according to some international analysts. well there is no doubt that when the united states steps back from any global agency that american influence in the perception of american moral authority and its political credibility takes a hit suffers some damage one other consideration by the way is what happens with
israel because israel also followed the u.s. in suspending its payment of dues and for israel this creates a vacuum that is much more perilous for israel's kind of global legitimacy. than it is for the united states. all right so where is your money let's find out with the cause report in just a second. illegal immigration is a hot topic and everyone always says that immigrants do the work that no one wants to do well let me explain why that is i would occur just on vacation got into a taxi driven by a former migrant worker who used to make
a living in moscow he told me that he really worked hard driving unloading trucks after five years he came back home and bought a house yes from the seller that russians can't even survive and he was able to buy a house employers and russian america say that locals don't want to work are demotivated well want to margaret work or on a salary they could build a bright future one compared to a local who can't even make ends meet while you could see why the migrant workers are a lot more motivated let me put it to you this way if you knew that you had to work five hard years of some awful labor under awful conditions somewhere far away like brazil or germany but would be able to pay off the house would you do it i think you would let's not buy into this myth that locals and country x. don't want to work they just don't want to work in complete futility for table scraps but that's just my opinion.
i max kaiser welcome to the kaiser reported no the president of the boston. eric rosengren said that. morale improves low rates and bond buying will continue yes the beatings will continue until around improves so listen up you smelly consumer presence and rotting debt groans because the fed will continue to beat you to a bloody impoverished pulp intil you smile smile like we're all wal-mart greeters have they not been fired last year and spend spend spend like every man's mortgage debt is his castle smile and spend smile and spend repetitious like japanese sexpot or the abuse in capital destruction will continue do you understand i'm saying here the boston fed is saying that they're going to continue the
financial beatings until morale improves this is very pull pot like very dictatorial like states or what is that what's going on here well the saying is the beatings will continue until morale improves as often commanders in the military who say that to their abused soldiers and you see this in the central banks is that their command and control their authoritarian they're demanding that it's you the grunts that got it wrong we're doing the right thing you're the ones that are you need your morale improved now eric rosengren of the boston fed told the boston business journal that the fed is prepared to keep these low rates bond buying for what may seem like a long time now of course beatings often feel like they're going on for a longer than they actually did yet won't look they are saying that the low rates and bond buying or quantitative in.