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default averted but only just president obama signs will congress bill to end the u.s. government shutdown but it only kicks the dead can down the road to february. the long awaited deal comes just in time for america to catch its breath but leaves the country back on the verge of collapse in just a few months more from washington in just a moment. the cat's out of control to see the plight of migrant workers get in the nation's world cup together shines a light on the suffering of other foreign employees in wealthy gulf states. and a look behind the barbed wire. relaxes inside the notorious one tunnel prison. we've
heard about it like several movies but you don't really need it and this is a place that people forget about we don't ever think about it we talk to those working in the guantanamo detention camp who say they actually love their jobs. learn from moscow this is our until you're with us here oh you're with me to them with a let's take a look at our top story this hour the united states has avoided a potentially catastrophic economic default by the skin of its teeth president obama has signed a long awaited deal that puts the government back on track and raises america's borrowing limit but it's just a temporary fix as an isa now reports from washington d.c. . well just hours before the deadline the so-called eleventh hour really coming
down to the wire here the house of representatives passed the senate bill to raise the debt ceiling and restore government funding after a sixteen day shutdown barely avoiding a default on their almost seventeen trillion dollars in borrowings after the vote some bloggers jokes see you back here in three months now that's referring to the fact that this is really not a long term solution to the budget crisis the u.s. government is now funded through january fifteenth and keyboards are entering until february seventh but really they just kick the can down the wrote something congress couldn't agree on a budget for the last two years which makes it unlikely three months will be enough for a solution not to mention the damage that's already been done by letting it go this far this shutdown didn't save money it cost money according to standard and poor's twenty four billion dollars the world of course watched washington very closely this week as senator harry reid mentioned wednesday but many might disagree
overseas that this last minute agreement shows how responsible america is quite the contrary china already announced the need to de americanised the dollar is not the currency the world wants to bet on anymore the i.m.f. the world bank the global economy can't afford to come this close to recession due to internal politics in washington now another interesting point is that republican leaders probably could have mustered this support we've song shutdown day sixteen back on september thirtieth and this self-inflicted halt on capitol hill would have been avoided altogether. the budget bryggman shipper has cost the world's largest economy billions of dollars as well as the trust of investors around the globe and it also spoke to americanize the world economy that's got some comments from asia times online driving correspondent bill was good to see that now the catastrophes been averted but you know this seems to be a little bit of tension still left they want.
while this crazy clique is in the stream bed we are moving for brained u.s.c. all over the world but especially here in asia this happens after two consecutive extremely successful tours by chinese president xi jinping one in central asia another one in southeast asia clinching deals with everybody china is in terms of their twenty major trading partners they have currency swap deals with almost all of them and the most important part of this story is what happened this past week and with that it is this see one use agency calling for a de americanized world of course this is not going to happen to morrow or the next few years it's going to happen by two thousand and twenty two thousand and twenty two which means the decline of the u.s. dollar yes center of the you were
a convertible you were all over the world and best of currencies instead of the u.s. dollar as an international reserve currency the chinese have been at it for the past three or four years big time and now they are in fifth gear. but debate in china is the largest holder of the u.s. treasury bonds i mean i understand that it's been bad p.r. for the americans in the asia. towards the dollar how is it reacting now that the deal has been made is i given them a little bit of confidence to say ok things could go back on track. no we won't because we could have another shutdown in three months from now and then we could have another shut down it's a thousand and fifty people go in because the key problem is very is that it to sixteen trillion dollars and up and up and up their business model is unsustainable in fact foreign creditors like china like japan even like brazil with
two hundred fifty billion dollars or so u.s. treasury bonds they are financing the american war machine in fact those drones that you see killing a push to use in the tribal areas the air system we find this by foreign money the united states would have to review his the whole economic financial policy in fact which is still a single capitalism driven by well three there was a crisis in two thousand and eight and the next crisis according to the best independent economists all over the world maybe could be the last the crisis of two a book up with a listen and then we're going to get something completely different there's two and a what it is but look what happens then is a i mean we've read china calling for the american association of world economies of i've been looking is asia looking for avatar in seems to kind of divergent its reliance on of the u.s.
dollar. absolutely this explains why they have currency swap deals with their major trading partners like brazil with india they're buying oil and gas from the run and paying in you one as well or ingold or even clark terry so everybody all these major players terry scaping the dollars especially the brics group of emerging countries and the aspiring brics all over the world they are looking they have very close attention to it and this is what's going to happen gradually over the next few years decreasing to watch is the possibility in the near future of having a petrol you one instead of better a dollar this means china buying. quantities of oil and gas all over the world in paying a new one if this happens i would see you know a timeframe or five six ten years maybe then would be the end of the petro dollars
then would be the goal for petro monarchies looking at which way the wind is blowing and their major customer is going to be china and not the west anymore because the west will be self-sufficient in managing so can you imagine all this happening within the next few years there will be a radical transformation of an international financial system and the end of the u.s. dollar as the major reserve currency you will be probably a basket of currencies including do you want it could be the dollar the euro you were the ruble the brazilian ryall but then it would be a level playing field in economic financial trading terms for everybody totally different from what we have at the moment if they ask about asia time zone line a roving correspondent i'd like to continue with this conversation but i have to say goodbye to you and thank you for your insights on the story. right reveal more reaction on the last minute debt deal after the break also we've got
a red glimpse inside guantanamo. correspondent been given a unique access to the infamous a facility that's caused a decade and. the misery of my gran's. firsthand what it's like for work and how human rights groups intent on kicking the country's controversial world cup ambitions into the long grass it's all coming up in a couple of minutes. long . periods of technology innovation and in these developments from around russia we've got the future covered. it was
back to the main news of this hour that the u.s. congress has reached the long anticipated budget agreement well almost may have averted dead to disaster for now but the fact that it's just a temporary fix is still sending shivers across america and the rest of the world is an isa now we discuss that with a panel of guests in washington. well it's terrible nose for americans and for for conservatives it's good news for those people who believe that the obamacare in the federal government should continue to grow and that the government should take an increasingly more powerful role in our lives it's really horrific to defeat for conservatives who trusted republican leaders want to go to gerald celente what do you think of this when you really look at the world news and you hear what they're saying whether it's coming from the world bank whether the i.m.f. whether the leading bankers of the world or from china with now it's de
americanization this was really a spectacle following a series of spectacles that has downgraded america's image worldwide to levels i've never seen so low do you agree with that in london mr keith boy field is the world now going to remember this harry reid this morning saying well that is story bipartisan agreement has been so he's looking at it as a different way the rest of the world how are they going to see this is this going to be a lesson for those of us living outside america it's a wake up call i think particularly for investors you're going to see as a result of this latest piece of political theater a move to review the way in which a lot of countries hold their assets worldwide how or how are the republicans going to pay. for this i mean they are being blamed for the shutdown well first of all i think i don't have a problem with with democracy in action and the way the american system is sort of
allowed to work its will figure ok with the fact that the government will exist for this so-called it did work there was going to be no default this was just something very reaction to that from some of our other guests anyone who would like please to jump in. here if there wasn't go i'm to be dealt. i don't know i don't miss. a lot of subtle ways that on gresham the accountability i'm not quite sure what the republicans got out of this campaign can i say that i will make the observation in a certain way probably in the last year we used to it said. to the american let's lead to saying that this was going to have any effect on their economic reputation i think they're going to be in for a big big surprise particularly when the credit rating agencies start to review the u.s. government credit so basically i just want to say that there are days of excluding are paying more attention to the patient scores than to the diminishing of credit
ratings on the world market but what they see coming out of washington is a clown show by everybody is this going to be another three months of partisan wrangling are we going to see a solution or we just going to see another shutdown the next time the deadline comes we will be we will be three months closer to the midterm elections and the republican party leadership are going to have to think do they want to remind the american people again of just how disorganized the whole situation in washington is when you have congress with an eighty percent disapproval rating i don't think we're going to see a solution to the budget the long term budget problems that we haven't been able to come up with that solution for two years we're not going to get it in three months pleasure to speak to all of you very different opinions very heated debate we're going to continue. to keep our eye on the situation in the capital for now i mean it's now way in washington. currency crisis
continue the system the president reserves to the ocean. the longer this goes on the worse of. your working story your mercury carbon and lipstick getting. trapped and terrified migrants in qatar have been speaking about the desperation of am doing there are more than eighteen million in the country many of whom are working flat out to get the prostate is a world cup event ready cadotte is not the only gulf state where the migrant population is large in proportion to the locals and i both qatar and the united arab emirates have migrant population they go beyond eighteen percent in kuwait today the region's other leading all produce about seven out of ten workers they are foreigners as to in oman and saudi arabia migrants make up almost
thirty percent of that population now in. if we take a look at the whole region as a whole the number of the migrant workers there is about eighteen million out of a total population of just forty two million now that's quite a high number of foreigners who are working but it was in qatar has more on hold the world cup because it's showing the world's eye to migrants suffering. do we know to organize. trended to fifth vote cop is coming. but the initial celebration and prestige have been overshadowed by ford workers claims about treatment not getting paid and even that not being allowed to leave the country the international trade union confederation claims that about four thousand migrants could die before
a football is kicked in twenty twenty two the worker becomes the property of the employer they are not allowed to leave the country they're not even allowed to leave trying to a job and if the employer agrees this means that the workers have no real power no real voice to. fix up very very bad working and living conditions zire blueness knows this all too well a french football player who arrived in qatar in two thousand and seven he says he hadn't been paid for more than two years he filed a lawsuit to claim unpaid wages and says his club then we fused to give him an exit visa unless he dropped the case. when i went to the tribunals i never imagined that i wouldn't be able to leave the country i didn't think they would block me my wife is depressed she can't work i thought of going on hunger strike but my lawyers told me not to they already hurt me and a hunger strike would only hurt my wife and kids enough is enough. blueness is high
profile story isn't the first either. doesn't change its ways i have the courage to say that in two thousand and twenty two we will have the world cup of shame the world cup of slavery bellew this in the meantime continues to hope his problems will soon be resolved i'll have to stop playing football they ended my career mentally i don't see myself playing and then i'll have to see what to do with my life. r.t. . dramatic video has emerged from the deadly at craig that has struck the philippines. a church crumbles as the seven point two manic magnitude quake hit the country the disasters claim to one hundred fourteen lives or so while we have eyewitness images of the tragedy on our you tube channel. and from deep
space to deep water this time of time the chunk of meat you write has been recovered from a russian leg bit we've got video of other celestial sailors rescued in our t. dot coms in motion section. everyone may know the name of america's most notorious prison but if you know what really happens behind the barbed wire at guantanamo r t has been a given rare access inside the facility that's been indefinitely detaining terror suspects without charge for war then a decade take a look. after a few months of people work to get cleared to visit the base the trip to get mobile hop and from the big apple to fort lauderdale in florida and from there are short hour and a half flight one largely kept under wraps with no indications of it on departure boards. the minute we land were greeted by escorts who stay with us every step of our trip the special guantanamo joint task force media team. one of them sergeant
rebecca wood far from the stereotypical face you might imagine working at a place like this controversial military base as we soon learned the first of many surprises this is a really big break for me in my career from my military resume the people i work with every day day they share the same idea like they're all very proud to be here she joined the u.s. military a decade ago with no money for college a twenty eight one ton a most her second deployment you've heard about it like several movies but you don't really it is just a place that people forget about like they don't ever think about it getting to the main part of the base is a slow pace trip we have to wait for a ferry to take us across the bay and are taken to visit a beach first one of a handful of scenic locations you wouldn't really expect here we're going to see the logic area now it's about a very right one side of the area where the airport is. rebranded it says but the main part of the people have the potential over there.
given its reputation guantanamo isn't quite what we anticipated as we approach the meeting area it's interesting to know that to be unsuspecting this place looks just like another tropical island with an american flag you would never think that this is a place policy going to night and states towards the lodging area were taken to is like any typical hotel with palm trees and a marine are right out the window first impression this can't be the place that has been casting a long shot. in america's human rights image for over a decade where torture allegations hunger strikes and force feeding have been making headlines i remember when i moved here i thought i would just see like people in orange jumpsuits and fences everywhere but i mean the families all stay on one side and the rest kind of happens on another the other side as where total of seven hundred seventy nine detainees of america's war on terror have been kept since two thousand and two a total of one hundred sixty four now remaining at
a whopping eight hundred thousand taxpayer dollars for a detainee per year even though more than half of them have been cleared for release but we are in a remote location that factors into the cost because what it cost to do it right we're doing it right means to those running america's most infamous detention facility and what lays beyond the picture perfect scenery all the realities of guantanamo in our reports to follow and going to r.t. guantanamo bay cuba. but you have been keeping a close eye on how the situation is unfolding in iran the guantanamo bay facility on a website head to r.t. dot com for the full timeline of events and more updates on the stroller. right to see. first street. and i think you're.
on our reporters were there. in. the in the. this is our team all the world's a main news of for you now firefighters in thailand are still trying to back massive column of fire at a shopping center in although many of the thousands also people inside managed to escape unharmed rescue workers expected find bodies in the complex once the flames are put out. locals were forced to leave their homes due to exploding gas tanks inside the building as well as a nearby petrol station. a suicide bomber in pakistan has shot his way into the residence of a provincial government minister killing the official and at least one guess who was celebrating the end of a muslim holiday a blast also wounded more than thirty others things the most high profile political
assassination by the islamist insurgency there this year no one has admitted to the massacre but suspicion is likely to fall on the taliban. now these spanish activists are on hunger strike they're calling for the government to quit before allowing the economy to deteriorate the verse can be in a square in central madrid and have been refusing food for five days among them a twenty five year old civil engineering graduate from billable fruitless search for any war led him to raise awareness for spain's four point seven million unemployed. iran and the world powers are hailing this week's nuclear talks as progressive and have agreed to continue in november the details of the deal are being kept secret political commentator anyone expert or as the popular auric says it's too early to celebrate the end of the stalemate let's hope
that that can translate into something substantial but at this point. again from what we hear there's nothing much out there yet. i don't see them lifting the sanctions anytime soon unless they see iran completely give up its rights all the demands it has and basically subjugate its own. iran's foreign minister said the negotiate a result of the negotiations a will hopefully begin a new phase in relations between iran and the six powers sariah told us that to run it is willing to make more concessions but it won't be bullied by the west. i think iran would be more than happy to cooperate if under the right circumstances i don't believe that it would allow itself to be bullied into taking actions that that are frankly not acknowledged nothing has changed very much from the way i see it either then a display of optimism. we'll keep
a close eye on developments in the united states where the eleventh hour debt deal has put out of default one allah having been signed by president obama next analogy that every mountain is here with breaking the sun. you know as i look more and more into it i find that there were a lot of myths exaggerations about what happened in russia during the soviet era however one really bad rumor seems to be true if you were an outspoken advocate against the soviet status quo then you could be considered insane and be locked away until the psychiatrist convinced you that khrushchev was brilliant scary stuff
but sadly famous grammy award winning singer lauryn hill might be living the life of a soviet dissident right now she was convicted of failing to pay five hundred thousand dollars in taxes but strangely according to the international business times she was ordered to undergo psychiatric counseling because she believes in conspiracy theories related to the music industry who wrote in her own tumblr account that the music industry is manipulated and controlled by a media protected military industrial complex. this is a strong accusation from hill but is actually irrelevant if it is true or not you see punishments are supposed to fit the crime and the crime of tax evasion should not have a punishment of mandatory counseling or as more paranoid types like me like to call it reprogramming although they are usually trivial this celebrity case actually sets a dangerous legal precedent but that's just my opinion. what's
up guys welcome to breaking the sides if you want to show you know how much of a fan i have been ham of nestle i kid i kid guys there's finally a victory to declare against a massive bottled water corporation and while it may still be a drop in the bucket it's something to celebrate after decades of wild west water destruction ontario companies finally being reigned in slightly in this canadian province the ministry of environment has granted nestle a permit to extract one point one three million liters of groundwater every day but that access wasn't enough for nestle corp fought tooth and nail to remove a restriction that would permit that would limit their extraction during times of drought because hey why conserve water during a drought of my right is ridiculous as it sounds the ontario ministry caved it's time and time again never imposing restrictions it wasn't until activists stepped
in and pressured their government that nestle backed down and accepted the drought rule of course no other clue namely that there are you know corporation in the province was any sort of limit during a dry season well sorry i can't shed a tear for you nestle because even though you can't turn ontario into a desert you can still turn british columbia into a barren wasteland along with any other provinces of your greedy wet little fingers then so quit with the crocodile tears and props to the activists who are. standing up to the water profiteers. the police and the political if it was a. very hard to take. to get along here. that you never had sex with that hurt their feelings. or that they are.