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the shandong roughly three hundred million dollars goes down the drain in the first twenty four hours of the federal cold as i expose one of the losses in the billions . m.p.'s from greece's farai golden dawn party are in court on criminal charges following a public way but here over the killing of an anti-fascist musician. behind the scenes of still in diplomacy and she talks exclusively to russia's i'm listening to the you on the tiny churkin about what needs to be done to mob the road for peace.
in russia and around the world this is a party with me here national paula thanks for joining it's america's federal shutdown is beginning to take its toll the world's largest economy has already lost around three hundred million dollars on the first day the u.s. government seized operating and it's estimated the loss will only accelerate with no sign of the lawmakers resulting the budget crisis liz will find out how americans are feeling the pain. it's really frustrating for the american people and for myself to see you know our government be so inefficient local businesses say they're getting worried we depend on the government here especially for this business and we have a lot of agencies around here so we're just going to turn a little quiet around here he is among the businesses offering special shutdown deals we don't know with the purchase of a donor with a government id still think tourism is at a standstill with iconic landmarks shut down most of the places that.
are closed today all thousands of people come to d.c. each year to visit the monuments and museums but today at many of these places like here at the natural history museum they're greeted with a sign like this one announcing that they're closed this family traveled from arizona to do some sightseeing we drove our kids from going arizona thousands of miles across the country hoping to. you know show them the national treasures and teach them a little bit a little bit about american history and show them how great this country is instead we're learning about government the world war two memorial was closed off to visiting veterans until members of congress came to help break the barrier among them congresswoman michele bachmann maybe eight to twelve of us members one member had a scissor cut the tape and then we just ask or did. bachmann blames the democrats
for the shutdown we haven't even gotten return calls most of the time from the president or from harry reid even the last one the last bill said will fully fund the government bought it would you sit down with us so we can iron out some concerns that we have harry reid said not to do that you just take our way or no way but many others point their finger out the republicans they're the ones who put the obamacare bill into the funding bill that has no business being there the hope now is that a deal comes through. so everyone can get back to business as usual in washington liz wahl r t. the us government shutdown is sending shock waves across the globe stoking worries and fears in europe asia and australia the u.k. prime minister david cameron said america's budget becoming is a grave risk to the world economy and their headlines around the globe are occurring that sentiment the french daily figure rose out of the shutdown is
a blow to the credibility of the yards and now here's a comment from germany their big go online is called america a super power paralyzing itself one of china's major news portals scolded the lawmakers for holding their own country hostage and the australian pointed out washington struggled to agree the budget doesn't speak good about the world's largest economy as financial expert patrick young's planes when squabbles in congress end up suspending the government of the world's largest economy it's a bad sign for investors. ultimately right knowledge investors aren't taking any for their knee jerk action but of course what we're warming up to is going to be another couple of weeks' time somewhere between i think the seventeenth and the twentieth of october when actually the american government is going to reach the point where it has to go and borrow more money and the problem with thought is it's been drinking vodka like an alcoholic for forty or fifty years and the bar tab needs to be paid but in the meantime they're hoping to get some more credit and
politicians love to try and make a drama defending thing that they possibly can we're seeing this incredibly amazing entrenched standoff and you know what's really happening is actually ultimately while obviously there are problems for those million people who aren't getting paid at the moment and indeed the eight hundred thousand who ultimately have been furloughed for the time being actually what we have here a dispute between what looks like frankly a few needy tain agers but instead they're the government of the united states of america bickering over something in their backyard of which we really shouldn't need to have an argument whatsoever. with the u.s. government shutdown continuing into its second day the alarms are reigning over its negative effect piling up on america first of all the loss in federal wages essential services are continuing to operate but with their pay delayed however there are an estimated eight hundred thousand workers who've been stood down and want to see their paychecks and let's not forget about soaring business uncertainty
and the depressing confidence of consumers that money lost both federal workers on unpaid leave alone roughly months to one billion a week but moody's analysts say the shutdown continues for a month it will cost about fifty five billion dollars which was roughly the losses caused by hurricanes katrina and sandy and excluding property damage and more on the effects of the shutdown on the u.s. and the rest of the world let's talk to france's managing director of this young holdings missile and welcome to our to see and this shutdown surely will take its toll on the global economy of course how is it being felt in asia. well right now i'm not saying much but come two weeks later on the seventeenth when the u.s. government had to borrow more money and the u.s. congress has must raise the debt ceiling so the u.s.
government can raise more money and then repay shot turned parent and right now japan and china are the biggest holders of treasury and more than one trillion dollars each if the u.s. government the force on the short term. every bit of chaos for the financial markets. was the world so it is something that we cannot afford and we really everybody is looking forward to aaa taishan but analysts say the chinese going to overtake america's leading role in the global economy and in the coming years that doesn't mean the u.s. the u.s. shut down current shutdown is good news for beijing. right now because. you're looking at the china's foreign exchange reserves and some very nice three trillion. us dollars the u.s.
dollar nominated as says if the you as a shut down and then the u.s. dollar falls sharply china will suffer enormously because there is holding of foreign exchange you depreciate and the same problem goes for japan and also u.k. and other countries that whole huge amounts of us all as says so even though maybe in twenty years time china every over to america right now u.s. dollar is it would be a major currency reset of currency across the world and so if anything happened to the u.s. is is going to cause chaos. across the globe and that china is of course so one of america's largest creditors holding around ten percent of the u.s. debt is what's happening in washington right now i worry that. as you said china has more than one trillion us dollars of us government that
if the u.s. government for a new reason failed to repay. china's finance. hold it is something that nobody wants to see. right france's live in managing director at least and holdings mr lynn thank you very much indeed for sharing your views with us you have. to head to our website for more on the story of our own line team is constantly updating a minute by minute news line of america's federal shutdown you can fully on t. dot com. much more government must now shut down until congress funds it again. the leader of greece's far right golden dawn party is set to appear before before the court to face charges of criminal activity for senior members of the group have
already made preliminary court appearances a clampdown on the political part all sparked by the killing of an anti-fascist musician last month allegedly carried out by a member of golden dawn aussies and her family is nothing. while the crackdown against golden dawn continues pay scimitar heavy police presence and paste in the party have appeared in court here in athens charged with being part of a criminal organization a total of six have been arrested along with its leader the costa rica lonely of course and that followed police making a direct link between the party and the death of an anti fascist rapper while that action did quell a wave of public unrest following that day it has also produced a backlash from golden dawn and also from their supporters one of whom spoke to r.t. anonymously. to show my support for the golden dawn. it's
unfair of the. charges and it will backfire we demand because at the moment we don't have the golden dawn will continue and it will remain strong. not its people while you have to remember that despite all these events golden dawn still remains the third biggest political party in greece is has eighteen elected m.p.'s and getting rid of them will not be easy it is against the law to ban any political party here in greece and even if you did put the politicians in jail they would still remain and pays what's more golden dawn is now threatening to remove all of its politicians from parliament and that would trigger by elections and perhaps destabilize an already fragile coalition and in turn could jeopardize greece's chances of securing more european bailout money but the country already waiting to hear if it will receive the latest tranche of e.u. i.m.f. money worth one billion euros andrey farmer from athens and
coming up here later in the program fighting to survive or report on how farmers in portugal affecting our patrol groups and our own attempts to combat base in the region. to wind up in kuantan an eight percent muslim brotherhood as islam is the keys to the army bonds government being too harsh and of pushing the country on the deep into political deadlock. there's a nine story building i noticed that standing on its roof was a man in civilian clothes holding a sniper rifle. to say something that offends so they delayed today's news blank old wooden shells but the building was
burning through my how much time it took to restore its. real motive for yeltsin in the referendum with the deputies of the supreme soviet didn't appeal to us out all we had to support yeltsin otherwise it would have been civil war. wealthy british style. that's not on the rise. markets find scandal find out what's really happening to the global economy for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines to name two kinds of reports on r.t. . this is coming to life for most to welcome back russian investigators have started
to file formal charges against the group of greenpeace activists currently being held for attempting to storm and oil rig in the arctic so far five of the protesters have been charged with piracy. well the investigative committee began filing official charges against greenpeace activists and they are being accused of piracy if found guilty then they could face up to fifteen years behind bars for the say that their actions didn't only threaten the lives of the oil rigs workers what the environment as well greenpeace denies all the ikea's asians claiming that it was a peaceful protest to just remind you on the eighteenth of september group of the organizations activists try docking to rig in the russian north several tried climbing on the border they were arrested by the federal security service and then all thirteen were brought to the northern city of more than once where most of them remain today restless prolongs for two months spending an investigation and over
ferd from president vladimir putin who said he didn't see or didn't view the activists as pirates but calling to him they'd still violated the law and i was ween piece says that this is the biggest attack on the organization a since the french security service destroyed its rainbow warrior vessel and killed an activist protesting against nuclear tests in the pacific ocean. and last year greenpeace activists did manage to climb out the same oil rig in the arctic sea and bond fan there were complaining it wasn't secure enough and could easily be captured by terrorists they have greenpeace's russia program said at the time and there was no immediate response by the coast guard or security services and play they found quite the opposite this year. and in their latest protest greenpeace activists interrupted a football game in switzerland they descended from the stadium roof unveiling
banners with slogans against gas from a sponsor sold the game the banners called for these thirty activists held in russia to be released. and we are online all the time for you so find out what our web site lined up including a peace prize for creating a politician's beautiful scientists and activists on the russian president to get a nobel prize for his role in resolving the syrian chemical weapons crisis at. last it makes his story find molecular is containing plastic undiscovered on one old assumptions sixteen means it's the first time they've ever been detected outside of. an advanced team of u.n. inspectors have kicked home that mission in syria riding in damascus to oversee the elimination of the country's chemical stockpiles the experts have
a tough task ahead to find and destroy about one hundred tons one thousand tons rather toxic arms in a country at war the un security council approved the mission last week as part of a syrian chemical design mentor solution that's after august poison gas attack outside damascus the deadline to destroy all facilities is the first of november that many find the timeline to bush's it is the narrowest window that u.n. team has faced in any nation but russia's ambassador to the world body vitale churkin told r.t. the challenging frame time frame work if all signs take part that. a difficult schedule but i think there is reason to believe that this is a realistic schedule provided there is cooperation from the syrian government which we see as they are also provide. there is a required cooperation from various opposition groups and one important element of this resolution twenty one eighteen is that it makes demands and not only on the
government of syria but also on various opposition groups they must also play their part it will create a political momentum which will allow us to move from from an agreement on chemical weapons in syria to an agreement on a political settlement of the crisis in that country and convening the geneva two conference. and there is just a preview of our exclusive interview with russia's ambassador to the yuan the full version will be available for you on friday in our sophie and co. violence erupted at a rally by islamist supporters of egypt's ousted president mohamed morsy as they
gathered in cairo's tahrir square for the first time in over two months meanwhile egypt's military chief has called for a speedy political transition but the muslim brotherhood is accusing the on the west play to quiet down on their activities saying it will only drive the country into a deeper crisis belcher reports now from cairo. egyptian security forces stormed to cairo incumbents ousted muslim brotherhood president mohamed morsi back in august tends to tone down over six hundred people are killed a month on brotherhood activists like most of the t.p. say they have been driven underground so. i have started to hide my identity every day i shave my beard i have a second phone number that has to be changed and show it's not a truck now i can live in my apartment if i move from one place to another life has become very difficult for over a month this was the site of one of cairo's main problem will see citizens off the august body dispersal by security forces it's become just
a busy street since that day for many missing by their activist like mr fair they say their own able to attend rallies and their leaders are in jail or in hiding with last week's court order banning them is the brotherhood many fear this crackdown will just get worse. egyptian human rights organizations say the military led government is being too harsh for all of the activities of the muslim brotherhood. and it is or it's. related to the muslim brotherhood this is a week of course so that as a collective punishment for structure and planning and banning the muslim brotherhood also will not lead to anything but supporters of the interim government say there is documented evidence the brotherhood uses violence so silencing its membership they say is necessary to ensure stability and the transition to democracy to hang with the ministry in the thirtieth of june revolution which was the second wave of the twenty fifth of january revolution muslim brotherhood killed a lot of egyptians they had no problems killing innocent people they proved they
were to push egypt into civil war morsi supporters maintain they are being prevented from peacefully protesting the brotherhood's newspaper was also shut down its website when web announced this week they had to move operations to london due to the escalating crackdown rather than stifling the movement mr found his fellow activists say it makes them more determined than ever potentially pushing egypt further towards a bigger crisis. true for r.t. cairo. and below get some other global headlines this hour a new u.n. report says torture and treatment leading to death a widespread in the leave in jails the means of abuse are said to be the most frequent way to get confessions right after arrest and during the first days of interrogation about a thousand prisoners are held behind bars without any trial or suspicion of having fought for ousted leader moammar gadhafi the ones investigation has shown at least
twenty seven people have been tortured to death in the prisons eleven of them this year alone by militias that try and in a month civil war. the uighurs has exposed three venezuelan diplomats from its territory just a day after caracas booted out the same amount of american officials from this country and who are the leader nicolas maduro accused the end of always of plotting to summer tarnish the country and the economy the u.s. embassy deny the allegations and assassination attempt with dura last week counseled his speech at the u.n. headquarters in new york diplomatic spots are nothing new to venezuela and america both have been without ambassadors in each other's company since twenty ten. a seizure protests in brazil turned violent after police used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse crowds in rio de janeiro the last american countries undergoing an educational crisis with a shortage of teachers estimated at three hundred thousand and the crowded classes
and to government rallies have been rocking brazil says the demands for more public spending on schools public health and transportation in response president dilma rousseff says approved a law that would reserve seventy five percent of all profits for education but the measures failed to appease protest. three miners have been killed after a gas leak caused an explosion in a salt mine in eastern germany four others were rescued after being trapped inside a powerful blast occurred in a seven hundred mi said deep shaft following an early control destination the mines managers said that while carbon dioxide leaks are an every day occurrence this time it happened to extend which they did not expect. local farmers in portugal are taking up arms they've set up a patrol to stop things from stealing their equipment the problem of metal theft is not new but is getting what is forcing the farmers to take matters into their own hands. reports. meet the father of
a rural community fighting for its survival these local portuguese fathers struggling to protect their learned from better with the. we've already had so much storm and it's almost time to harvest the crops and we can't risk our equipment being stolen again so we decided to start an armed patrol to protect our property after all everyone who takes part in the patrols to keep calm to only use their weapon if the field is a risk to call the police first we set out with them all the patrol despite new laws pulls in last year to try to deal with the growing problem of thirty thirty arrests but better. have increased to an average for a day compared to just a few cases each month a couple of years ago this fantasy become so incensed the lack of progress with catching the things that they've essentially taken the law into their own hands and
have gone out on patrols some of them carrying weapons the farmers don't want us to film them with their weapons although they tell us all the guns are licensed they know the patrols skirting on the edge of legality. the thieves have been targeting the farmers metal irrigation taps used to watch the crops the taps and selves not worthless huge amounts but when stolen. so the phone has been telling us that around six hundred of these taps are being stolen at a cost of a hundred thousand euros and if you just take a look he told us when these pap's were stolen all the water came gushing out on to the learned in front of it and you can see the damage that has been done as european countries in and out of recession playful demand the metals has remained high making stolen cables a metal
a worldwide growth market. this large metal recycling company tells us the black market trade in metal is beaming copper will fetch a thief around four to five year a pick ely about three year zero if you like they say these typically targeting smaller scrap yards were less likely to ask questions and it's an industry that's incredibly hard to regulate. but as with all laws it's possible to get around them . a new law was passed just last year granting police more powers and tightening industry requirements these countermeasures include the implementation of a cashless. meaning to sales of more than fifty euro scrap yards should be required to write a check despite the new bases being introduced metal theft cost the states to make six point two million euros last year it's. metal theft is
a growing problem in lots of countries in europe since the crisis we're hoping the new measures will be effective it will take time for them to take effect. but instill the focus on the control of the militia to continue fighting back against the growing wave of metal that. surf the political and coming up it's our special report. is the united states an exceptional country the indispensable nation proponents of this idea claim the u.s. is a force for good in the world and has the right even an obligation to act unilaterally when necessary critics charge american exceptionalism is dangerous to the us and the world as well as a cover for global domination and empire. that