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to the global economy for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines to name two cars a report. moscow prepares to grade the olympic torch a spectacular ceremony in red square what was said is the flame off on an epic journey across the twenty fourteen winter games host country. other stories that shape this week a u.s. government shutdown and a looming default threaten to severely damage the country's economy and send shivers down the spine of international lenders. now the ones demands that russia stop the prosecution of greenpeace activists for piracy while moscow insists the activist attempt to scale in a well rigged poised as threat to the crew and the environment.
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is there any coming to you live from moscow i'm ready to welcome to the program. and moscow is poised for the arrival of the olympic torch for the two thousand and fourteen winter games the flame is due in red square from athens for a ceremony that will kick start the russian leg of the record breaking really get it she can reports on how moscow plans to welcome the torch. thirty three years ago was the last time russia hosted the olympics it was the last time when the olympic torch was on the red square me to be pretty sure it was not accompanied by bikers from the airport all the way to the red square and that's exactly what we're going to see today when the flame of lies in moscow some of the hands of we we've been dressed like an olympic goddess into the hands of russian men in leather jackets on
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roaring motorcycles so maybe a touch of spice to the classic ceremony. last term will include william was in russia was a long term do and we don't know when the next time will be that it's all right here district at night we are going to can avoid the olympic flame is a very honorable mission before the olympic torch makes its final destination sochi it will go through eighty three russian regions and two thousand nine hundred towns and settlements will see it climb all the way up mt elbrus the highest peak in europe will see dive to the bottom of the russian lake by called the oldest in the deepest lake in the world we will even watch the olympic torch blast off to space on board the russian so used rocket that torch will do a lot of things it hasn't done before and as many work in russia hope it will shed light on what the country has to offer literacy but if. you want it it is a very important event first of all for russia's in the nation and for its regions
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as it is a chance to show their own culture traditions and investment opportunities will impact torturously will grab the attention of the whole world through the mass media it is an important factor in the cultural social and economic development of the russian legions of course for every single person who will carry the torch it will be a very special problem and then he will change thousands thousands i think about fourteen thousand hands in russia before it arrives to the brain new olympic stadium right in time for the opening ceremony of the twenty second olympic winter games on february the seventh in sochi. and i will be bringing you every stage of the torch is journey today as well as of course a spectacular ceremony red square stay with us for that if you can. the olympic torch is on it's a big journey to structure. one hundred twenty three days. through two thousand nine hundred towns and cities of russia. really run fourteen thousand
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people or sixty five thousand killing. in a record setting trip by land air and sea and others face. a limb think george really. special coverage on our team. and u.s. military forces have conducted two raids in foreign countries targeting senior terrorist leaders in somalia u.s. navy seal stormed avail of a leader of the al shabaab militant group responsible for the deadly attack on a rabi shopping mall last month and another operation was carried out in the libyan capital tripoli were the military seen as a suspect in the one thousand nine hundred eighty u.s. embassy bombings in kenya and tanzania well more on this let's now talk to ryan dawson from what really happened dot com brian thanks so much for joining us here on r t well bob says it will keep staging attacks until kenyan troops withdraw from somalia so what does this essentially mean for the u.s.
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effort or you have to question how sincere the u.s. is war on terrorism really is and you have to really go back to two thousand and six to understand there's an al shabaab to begin with by taking out a particular militant leader are trying to capture a terrorist is not going to be very effective on the war on terrorism they'll be replaced tomorrow they have to really strike the root of the problem they have to address the political issues in somalia which they're never going to do well also another problem is that washington recently expressed concerns over all shabaab recruiting in the u.s. but what can washington do about this. well they really need to look at why there isn't else involved and what their grievances are a lot of the mercenaries in somalia are have joined also bob because the economy is in a complete collapse and this is somebody who will pay them and they'll pay to fight their families to feed if they would address the economic issues they could do a lot more damage to terrorist recruitment and trying to chase around individual
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terrorists well you mentioned the economy of course these operate these operations come in the worst time possible for the united states self since the government shutdown of course as we know hundreds of thousands of workers were they had to take unpaid leave there so how much more complicated this makes things for the u.s. . well i'm sure there will probably be some republicans out there who i don't know if they're correct or not but they'll look at the timeliness of this with the government shutdown and all the heat at home on obama and say to raid suddenly we capture an al qaeda leader in libya as well and then there's a raid in somalia which failed possibly they had to retreat but you have to look at the timeliness of this in question a little bit because these things seem to be used as p.r. sometimes the u.s. has no problem supporting terrorists all over the rest of the world so for them to be fighting terrorists in somalia sounds
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a little disingenuous when they're supporting. al-qaeda in syria as well as and many other terrorist groups all over the world but why do you think that such double standards as you just mentioned i mean what's the reason behind all that. well the war on terrorism has really replaced the cold war to justify massive military spending and so when they're supporting a dictator like hadi in yemen who want to election because it's the only name on the ballot or they're supporting al qaida or getting mercenaries in syria or whether it's the mujahideen in afghanistan or any of these terrorist groups or drug cartels and so on if they are supporting u.s. policy in the region then it's not terrorism it's not spoken of if they're opposing neocolonialism in u.s. domonique and their terrorist it's not about how the actor who they kill or what they do that makes them terrorists what makes them terrorists in the eyes of washington is are they obeying washington. you know us as a record of killing suspected terrorists was drones and this time it seems like the
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u.s. has taken a different approach by putting the boots on the ground why do you think that happened and why is attacks it's different this time i think obama's trying to look a little stronger and also the drone attacks have lost a lot of credibility a lot of times they say they killed him to kill or member of al qaeda hierarchy and then that person turns out to still be alive which begs the question who do they actually kill they've also accidentally or not killing a lot of civilians with drones. then they've been doing the double tap in pakistan and yemen where they actually have been attacking. the responders who come and so a lot of americans are opposed to drone attacks and maybe that boots on the ground was a tactical switch as much to feed the public in the u.s. as it was to actually be effective. compare the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi which killed four american diplomats just a year ago i mean shouldn't washington draw some lessons from that women should be
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worried that tripoli operation might draw some more anger. you would think so sue mean that that's what their interests are but again having terrorists having fostering more terrorism actually feeds into the perpetual spending for the pentagon so if you assume that their goal is to actually stamp out terrorism and not. lose us life then of course they should draw some lessons from that but if you look at it differently and see that they intentionally foster and pay for terrorists then it looks a little different they're not worried about what their reaction is because the story will start in the us media from they attacked us and we have to get them and whatever happened before that will never be mentioned or iran dawson writer for a what really happened dot com thanks so much for sharing your views with us here on r.t. . now the u.s. house of representatives has approved back pay for the eight hundred thousand federal workers laid off due to the government shutdown once it's over and there's no sign a waiver all of a budget deal between the democrats and republicans over raising the country's debt
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ceiling to avoid a default economist max frog wolf says that dispute is sending shock waves across the world. the truth here is what the federal government the united states congress and the white house have exhibited rather aggressively over the last several weeks including through the shutdown is that there's literally nothing the u.s. government can't and won't do for unclear reasons sending whatever shock waves they feel like sending into the u.s. and global economies i can't imagine a recipe that would undermine confidence in the dollar of the u.s. or particularly the u.s. government faster or more effectively than what we see on every news channel in the world every day for a week and counting we're already starting to see hundreds of thousands of people get an involuntary unpaid vacation those hundreds of thousands of people are going out to dinner they're not going to the dry cleaner that are buying a new car or have trouble making a house payments are going to have trouble making mortgage payments and rents and all the rest and we know the money they didn't get today and tomorrow on the next
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day is money that they're not spending now and even if they get paid later it will still be damaging to the economy and some of america's cutting edge programs have also been disrupted by the shutdown considered to be non-essential most u.s. space agency staff have been sent home george abbey who used to oversee the international space station for nasa told us repercussions are likely to follow. there are missions that are coming up in say four or five or six months fairly critical motions or imagines that robotic lights that are going to the planets they have launch windows that have to be maintained and if the workers are furloughed that work and being done and so there is going to be an effect down the line and i was the director of the johnson space center and we were flying the space shuttle and of course flying missions to a mirror to time so we had to maintain a schedule so i managed to keep the workforce. working and we kept
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a war going on in the johnson space center and the kennedy space center in florida and we didn't really have an impact but this time with about ninety seven percent of the workforce at the johnson space center laid off there will be an impact down the line. but it's not the first time washington is holding its service workers hostage over political discord in fact shutdowns are quite familiar to the american public in less than four decades there has been eighteen of them in some cases several times a year one and based market strategist mike and we're told us washington will be looking for another thrill even want to current crisis is a verdict. makes them look like idiots quite frankly i mean as you think previously details. the government just about managed to avoid a shutdown two and a half years ago and at that point in time credit agency standard pulls daryn graded u.s. debt from its aaa status and one of the reasons they gave was they said well that you know this country is becoming ungovernable there's no visibility on what your
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fiscal policy is with the politicians you're just playing with for a year after year and here we are again two thousand and thirteen in the same situation i would have to say that even once the deal is finally thrashed out this time around and one was to actually happen we're probably going to be in the same sort of situation next year. much of our government must now shut down until congress funds it again. now there is a new twist in the blame game over the deadly chemical attack near the syrian capital in august russian diplomatic sources have suggested this week that a saudi backed terror group was behind the assault which aimed to provoke foreign intervention in a conflict and a pattern is added here james core about says it's no surprise foreign players are having involved in what's widely seen as so we a civil war. mistaken assumption that's often purveyed in the media that what's
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happening in syria is some sort of civil war as some sort of internal conflict and a lot of the narrative has been framed around that that frame but i think it's fundamentally false to assert that i think we have to understand what's happening in syria as the planned result of a nearly decade long intervention foreign funded foreign armed foreign supplied foreign trained intervention in syria that has been arming and training syrian opposition groups on the record documented back to the bush administration as far back as two thousand and six they were starting to fund and train the opposition forces in syria so we have to understand that this is not some sort of spontaneous uprising and that as a result there are many different outside forces including the united states including the saudis qatar ease and others who are fight funding and financing their own fighters to go into this conflict and many of them are motivated for different reasons and are there for different opportunities and some are motivated as mercenaries others are motivated by jihad jihad and the chance of establishing
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an islamic state but just because they all have the same end goal of overthrowing the assad government does not mean that they're there for the same money. and coming up here this hour the victim or the victor egyptian authorities continue their crackdown on the muslim brotherhood but it is a must movement appears to grow only stronger as a result. and the killing of an armed woman this week by police in washington comes under scrutiny as many claim the use of deadly force was unnecessary and that's one more just to have for you. i. think. with the aid package they come down in the final months to. i would love to do your saying i and the rest because i was doing me
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a little bit every week. the news today violence is once again flared up. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. showing operations around the day. technology innovation all the developments around russia we've got this huge earth covered.
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welcome back this is r.t. so now once has filed a lawsuit against russia with an international mark maritime court claiming the detention of twenty eight greenpeace activists and two journalists was unlawful the activists were detained after the attempted to scale a russian oil rig last month and they were arrested on board the dutch registered ship the arctic sunrise and face fifteen years in prison on piracy charges russia says it was acting within international law and repeatedly requested the vessel to hold its activities meanwhile greenpeace supporters staged vigils across the globe protesting the actions of the worries authorities insist their actions pose a danger to the crew and environment for a greenpeace leader patrick moore believes the activists should have found a better way to get their message across. you can't expect to have people allow you to continue to storm their oil rigs oil rigs are a very serious operation with really big safety issues and you start scaling the
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rig and then people have to come and try to get you off it puts them in danger and so i can certainly understand why they were apprehended and finally towed away from the site the other thing that's quite ironic is greenpeace is using a diesel powered ship to. occupy a or oil rig and so they you would they needed oil to get there if they had sailed there or rode there in a boat maybe it would make more sense i do tend to agree with president putin that they are not pirates it's pretty obvious i think their intentions were not to loot the rig or anything like that but they're still putting people in danger and it is a serious situation it's my understanding that this is the first oil platform that is done zines specifically to withstand the intention is to make it a safer way of extracting oil well my colleague bill don spoke to bangladesh had of greenpeace's arctic campaign and he says it's the gas from oil platform that poses
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a threat to the fragile environment greenpeace's spent a lot of time in russia talking to the authorities talking to gazprom about the specific risks that this rig platform posed at every stage we've been ignored we've written letters we've sat down in conferences said you shouldn't do this time and time and time again we've been completely ignored this problem is about to start drilling they're about to start the pumps working this platform has been cobbled together from decommissioned oil rigs that rusting in a month shipyard finale two decades we haven't published a full oil spill response plans but isn't it reckless to storm an oil rig with all those safety issues at stake. well i think that if we did not storm the person on the platform we try to put a team of two climbers up the side of it to protest that what gazprom were doing and the threat that this region the that the platform itself poses to the. people who are very well trained we have expert climate at no point was there any danger
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of anything happening to the platform now police in washington d.c. will launch an investigation into the use of deadly force by officers who shot and an armed woman miriam carey was killed on tuesday following a high speed chase through the heart of the u.s. capitol police went after her as she tried to ram her car through barricades at the white house details now from sam sachs we're learning more about the suspect who led police on a high speed chase through washington d.c. her name is miriam carey thirty four years old from connecticut reportedly suffering from mental illnesses including postpartum depression she was recently laid off from her job as a dental hygienist she tried to gain access to a secure area near the white house here in washington d.c. just really a block away from the studio here she was confronted by police she did a three point turn striking a police officer and sped off to the u.s. capitol where she was again confronted by police shots rang out she alluded police
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again where she drove another few blocks near senate office buildings the car was then crashed and police opened fire killing her only then realized killing her in front of her one year old child it's worth noting she was completely unarmed the only shots fired during this entire incident were from the police and some people are saying this could have been a misunderstanding if you know this area around d.c. there's constantly drills going on there security checkpoints going on. you know it's hard to drive around and figure out if someone made a wrong turn and were confronted by police someone who might have a history of mental illness could get confused and drive off it's tragic that it would end in someone's death will be investigations into this i mean we're talking about the two most secure locations probably in the plain of the u.s. capitol the white house which might be why police were quick to jump to lethal force but a lot of people be saying you know why you why didn't police try and shoot out the tires when they had the vehicle cornered why wasn't another. police car brought in
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to further box in the suspect's vehicle and once the suspect's car was immobilised the third time why was she just shot dead and really on a week to week basis unfortunately in the united states where we're hearing stories of police shooting unarmed people who they perceive as a threat and weren't so this is just another tragic instance of that unfortunately here in the nation's capital well you can see how the chase unfolded throughout central washington by taking a look at this map starting at the white house the suspect advances all the way to the capitol building coming under police fire on the pursuer added about three kilometers away from the white house where the driver was killed brian becker director of the answer coalition against war and racism says the u.s. police are too quick to reach for the gun. there's five or six police officers just inches away from her head with guns drawn and that's when she starts to flee she runs from them she's running away and they start opening fire and they keep
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shooting and finally when she's when her car is immobilized she's riddled with bullets by the police now terry gainer who's the sergeant of arms of the u.s. senate formally the chief of capitol police he said there was no possibility at all that she could have gotten access to the capitol grounds because there are so many barricades so if her car is disabled and the police chief or the sergeant at arms says there's no possible way for her car to pose a danger to congress why then did they open fire i mean it's because they shoot first ask questions later the police in washington and around the country have a license to kill they know there's never a prosecution and as we saw in congress the congress members just cheered they cheered over this slaughter and it really was the slaughter of an unarmed black woman in front of her baby muslim brotherhood protests are expected in egypt today on a major military holiday as a country remains highly volatile three months since the ousting of the islamist president mohamed morsi deadly clashes rocked the capital's week as riot police
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dispersed brotherhood protesters in cairo killing four people and was part of a government crackdown on the organization which saw its activities banned last week but as belcher reports the pressure only helps build cohesion within the group . egyptian security forces stormed to cairo incumbents for ousted muslim brotherhood president mohamed morsi back in august tents are torn down over six hundred people are killed a month on brotherhood activists like mr. say they have been driven underground. i have started to hide my identity every day i shave my beard i have a second phone number that has to be changed so it's not tracked 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 pro morsy sit ins after august body dispersal by security forces it's become just
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a busy street since that day for many missing but there activists like mr fair they say they aren't able to attend rallies and their leaders are in jail or in hiding with last week's court order banning members of brotherhood many fear this crackdown will just get worse. egyptian human rights organizations say the military led government is being too harsh. all the activities of the muslim brotherhood. and it's. related to the muslim brotherhood this is a week of course so that as a collective punishment restrictions. muslim brotherhood or 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 them it was 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
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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 announced this week they had to move operations to london due to the escalating crackdown. but rather than stifling the movement's mistah found his fellow activists say it makes them more determined than ever potentially pushing egypt further towards a bigger crisis. for r t cairo and later today exxon boy closes down with egyptian movie star an outspoken activist of the twenty one revolution to talk about the dramatic situation in the country but here's a quick preview of worlds apart. if you think that getting rid of mohamed morsi and in these way is acceptable why would one piece supporters try to do a similar thing i mean they can turn to the streets next year they are not they
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have the right to come you do not for example you do not come and open a job for a man that comes to clean the office and you come tomorrow morning find him made himself the general manager and if you don't like it because you that's not democracy when you defend your political movement or political ideology through holding guns and pointing them at. army officers and soldiers and and policemen then you know you are no longer have a political case you have a criminal case. and coming up here in our t.k. to kill him has this week's business highlights in her show venture capital. being
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an expensive car sort of. clueless and fashion show. also designed. in the best shop windows. luxury is a school. is a lost cause. as i know you've talked at length on our chief. dramas that can be ignored. story others you don't. think since changing the world right.
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to keep. from a. broken. heart like that walk inside the capitol i'm going to believe it's all ten so i thank you feel calm for the now this week the u.s. government shutdown. now i know hey guys we paid our bills as a budget issue and it's calendar so just as the u.s. economy was beginning to show the first size of our recovery of money just to buy into a wall well a ceiling in a way so that the health of the biggest most powerful economy in the wallet managed to get itself into such a mess well actually it's all to do with the squabbling between politicians over health meanwhile the hell.

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