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this. 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 the possible default. unexpected alliance israel and saudi arabia are reportedly coordinating zero policies in their region and this despite the two countries having no official diplomatic relations. and watch a manned aircraft camouflaged as eagles are being marketed to armies across the globe.
this is r.t. coming to you live from moscow marina joshie welcome to the program president obama has refused to discuss the budget with republicans until congress reopens the government and raises the debt ceiling that's after eight days of a federal halt and just over a week to go until the u.s. runs out of cash and defaults on its debts and are now reports america's partisan politics are pushing the nation and the global economy to the brink of disaster. i 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 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 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 house seats 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 as 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 us lawmakers not to repeat the mistake of two thousand and eleven that's when the debate over raising the u.s. debt ceiling led to america's credit rating downgraded and japan's finance minister also recently. a failure by the u.s. to quickly resolve its political deadlock over government finances could damage the global economy in the meantime the u.s. government shutdown has reportedly delayed trade talks between washington and brussels it has also forced president obama to skip and asia pacific economic cooperation meeting this week ceding valuable ground china reporting from new york r.t. america's budget crisis is sending shock waves across the globe was many calling it
irrational and even surreal the federal hold has no an inside with both democrats and republicans refusing to back down but see how it works in other democracies when lawmakers can't agree on a budget well sure aliev had a shutdown once in nine hundred seventy five after all the budgetary squabbles the queen of england god to fire every body and they have new elections and no problems like that since and when congress failed to pass a budget in brazil about seven years ago it was no big deal at all with just some limits to salaries in current expenses and israel if they don't get a budget by thirty first of december 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 to. keep your. democracy.
there have been significant economic changes in the past generation the way the economy structured time to go into it but one of the effects of these changes specifically the new liberal programs and they're having the same kind of effect. as the narrow the. direct wealth to the very narrow sectors the increasing inequality it as an immediate effect on politics in a parliamentary democracy as a parent gets more concentrated political power does as well so by now elections are almost bought it's simply talk of democracy both political parties have drifted to the right the u.s. is still one party state the business party. meanwhile hundreds of thousands of
people are on unpaid leave due to the government shutdown but officials have made an exception for us some threshold workers learn more in abby martin spoke to the south in just over an hour here's a sneak peak for you. eight hundred thousand federal employees have been lingering about a national parks monuments in the store graveyards all closed what do you handfuls drum circles ordered and kindergartners plainly both looking for there is one group of federal employees deemed is so vital 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 you 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. you know. our online team is closely following developments in the u.s. budget crisis so had to r.t. dot com for our regular updates. right. first right. and i would think that you're. more like.
a surprising alliance is forming in the middle east between israel and saudi arabia as reports say the countries are negotiating in 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 support the palestinians are to suppose the year has 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 the 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 an 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 he's in lives were destroyed during the last israel wolf the result is that on the one hand you can see them. cooperate pre-season with a company run on the other hand they had close contact with this hamas on the one hand they initiated there are a peace initiative. support in direct. 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 and the nines with a country that supports its enemies. east jerusalem. a closer look now at or brings israel and saudi arabia together well syria is a major issue for the countries agree that the us government should go another
reason for cooperation is their mutual animosity towards iran the two states also share support for the military backed government in egypt investigative journalist robert perry says this alliance could prove to be problematic for u.s. influence in the region. it had this building up of mutual interest between these two very significant powers in the middle east so it raises the question of whether this very significant although unlikely or a sort of fairly unusual odd couple relationship between saudi arabia and israel might present might create a new superpower in the in the middle east if saudi arabia and israel could figure out a way to work together you would have you could have israel providing its very tremendous sophisticated political operations involving both the israel lobby back in the united states it seeks to push 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. watch out for the birds because they are watching you on the drone caliph says an eagle hits the market boasting capability to fly a hundred meters above the target without detection we examine it in just a few minutes. and. planning another kind of double decker this time six foot as british burial space becomes the sorties have come up. from quads multilayer the full story is just to.
team. welcome back this is r.t. moscow has expressed disappointment for the netherlands after it failed to deliver an explanation for the treatment of a russian diplomat in the hague the police reportedly broke into the officials house and beat him in front of his children before briefly detaining him russia's president described the is sold as a blatant violation of the vienna convention on diplomatic relations earlier russia has demanded an apology over the incident which has yet to be given and russian affairs analyst mark macaulay 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 and 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 fact was untouched of the three of the russian federation because he wasn't in the embassy so technically he was in dutch or to the dutch police for the right to break into his flat and then take him to the taken down. despite the fact that he declared apparently in his flat that even if he was a russian diplomat he had diplomatic immunity now peaceful protest or reckless assault greenpeace's attempt to storm a russian oil platform in the arctic has been stirring controversy it's highlighted the issue of how far the battle to protect the environment can go and whether it's only about ecology that's what peter all of our and he's gassed are debating crosstalk coming up in about thirty minutes time here on r.t. . it's chiefly known in the last couple decades now as 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 it all of us are kind of children of greenpeace when i
look at our when we look at our ages here i mean i have nothing against you know greenpeace stopping people killing baby seals and protecting dolphins and corpuses i mean i all we all like that ok because we think that senseless here but isn't this really just a promotion. and on the sidelines of the apec summit that's just wrapped up on the indonesian island of bali russia's foreign minister sergey lavrov took some time out to speak to r.t. and an exclusive interview he discussed the situation around syria. police as the dismantling of chemical weapons is not enough to put an end to the bloodshed while extremists continue fighting in the country so had to our web page for that full interview also my take from you and our position t.v. station under attack in the valdai it's this it station was set of plays at. masked man chased away a security guard was photogenic is an hour in motion section. now
the birds may be watching you and that's not paranoia a new surveillance drone dressed up as an avian predator and it's where the same fly performance is being and marketed to armies across the globe are just their first one to check out. 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 banished 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 is being designed to look like a native birds that was already in operation as a bird strike avoidance system but axtell say that they want to expand its uses as a surveillance drone it could also eight firefighters all be used in drug
trafficking operations. known as shepherd milk was showcased at this year's international in london the average price is a 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 information to. go. simply to. purchase the drones being tested by the spanish military but expo 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 axtell told r.t. . his boots the bird but by the end of the year they hate to sign two important. they wouldn't disclose with food and she joined campaign is a concern and this is yes and not the development could make it harder to. know dorothy's keeping their eye on you. now so quick some of the stories from around the world thousands of people have rallied in washington d.c. calling for congress to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill police officers arrested two hundred protesters with at least eight house democrats as demonstrators blocked traffic in front of capitol hill the so-called camino americano rally was aimed at promoting
option of legislation that would allow twelve million undocumented immigrants to receive u.s. citizenship. fire at a clothing factory near the bangladesh capital has killed at least ten people and left over fifty injured because of the blaze has yet to be officially identified the country's garment industry is the tour useful for safety standards more than a thousand people died in april when a factory outside dhaka collapsed. some of the. six workers at the fukushima nuclear plant in japan are reported to have been contaminated by radiation after one of them mistakenly removed a pipe connected to a water treatment system this is the latest in a string of mishaps at the crippled daiichi plant which suffered triple meltdowns in twenty two out of normal as are concerns that toxic water from the plant is leaking into the pacific oceans after system damaging the world's food supply chain
. in an increasingly crowded the u.k. rush hour has struck for the country senator 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 controversial idea of simply were using down but as our lord smith reports it seems britons will still have to stand in line for a final resting place while they're on this side of the great. as the saying goes nothing is said but death and taxes and while u.k. government is very good at collecting tax it's not so good at providing for its citizens inevitable demaio 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 in 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 all cremated symmetries and sustainable when the food local authority has some difficult decisions to mike does it build another symmetry. a higher capital cost and then of course it's gone another symmetry to mine tying increase my course 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 pull people to be cremated 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 affair is the ministry of justice won't give a loss and it's to create a new burial 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 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. next as bronze greenpeace tactics are the center of debate in peter lavelle's crosstown right after this break.
hello and welcome to cross talk we're all things are considered i'm peter lavelle activism politics and a cold place and a whole lot of media publicity what is greenpeace all about today is it is smug and self promoting both for a brave environmentalist group opinions vary and at the very center of the debate surrounding organizations such as greenpeace is the question whether they have the right to operate outside the law. to cross a greenpeace i'm joined by alexander mccurry in london he is a writer on legal affairs and an analyst and a washstand we cross to marc morano he is the publisher of climate depot and
a former staffer of the us senate environment and public works committee all right gentlemen crosstalk rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime on alexander if i go to you first in london i was reading the daily mail a couple of days ago and i had an article about greenpeace and russia and the arctic oil platform and i was saying that the article was what rather pro greenpeace and very anti russia and then i read the seventy or so comments at the end of the article. my goodness the article was very much out of touch with whoever wrote the article and the editorial line of that publication a lot of people far that greenpeace has gone too far it's a publicity stunt they made sure there were so many different kinds of nationalities are not operation to get maximum media effect what do you think about this i mean because greenpeace is doing this for publicity obviously to what degree it's doing it for science and environmentalism we can discuss go ahead yes what
greenpeace is a direct action organization they've been doing these sorts of things for a very very long time what way back into the nineteenth certainties and i think it's true to say that it's always been controversial an awful lot of people both within and outside the ecological movement are skeptical about some of the things that greenpeace does and i think some of the things that you probably saw some of the comments you saw to that daily mail article reflect that having said that e.t.s. if you look it has always seen itself as being at the vanguard of ecological of ecological campaigning and what he did in the arctic with the gas from product platform is consistent with that and i do know that this is the first time greenpeace has come in for this sort of criticism perhaps what is rather more surprising is that the daily mail should support greenpeace rather than russia that's another well suited support release on this.