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the last few weeks have inflicted completely unnecessary damage on our colleague. the us government shutdown ends with a temporary deal of versing and economic default yet some are still concerned a collapse has simply been delayed. if you are over israelis new austerity loaded budget spills over as protesters in rome take home the place falling massive on to government run is across the say say . also trip unease authorities a race against the atom too soon as public fears sponsored by a fresh radiation leak at the fukushima power plant. as the deuce any
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hunger strike of the gone ton away put bay prison continues he gains a rare access to the infamous u.s. military for sentencing. the latest news on the week's top stories this is the weekly on all she was me. thanks for joining us. american lawmakers gave the entire world a scare this week as their bickering over a new budget drove the country to the brink of default at the last minute deal is only a temporary reprieve was not an issue is expected to rise in washington and they are coming months as any so now ever ports. global market eyes were wide open while washington was shut waiting and bracing for impact. to
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congress in house hopes to become more not an option. but at the so-called eleventh hour congress struck a deal to deal with it later if that's what it is the agreement reopen the government and funds it in till january fifteenth allowing the u.s. to continue borrowing in till february seventh america barely avoided defaulting on their almost seventeen trillion dollars in debt brand america took a beating here sixteen days of a government shutdown halted the capital to a standstill put hundreds of thousands of workers out of jobs and the world economy on the verge of recession then surely the markets going we don't want to play this . we're not usually you money at any price the scare sparked global a valuation given the time and time again these political crisis appear in the u.s.
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i think there would be more calls for sort of trying to reduce dependency in america in the same way as america has been trying to reduce dependency on the middle east for its oil ironically the shutdown didn't save money it cost the u.s. some twenty four billion dollars and credibility worldwide 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 which is the americanized asian this was really is. following a series of spectacles that has downgraded america's image worldwide to levels i've never seen the gentleman from say the scare was just a way to come in and save the day after the last minute up on the table this is the creation of a crisis atmosphere wall street and you know the one percent or corporate sponsors all of them they're not going to allow the meltdown of the international economy
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well they soar for me and millions of others congress now has some more time to come up with a long term budget solution before a new deadline comes rolling on the hill they will also have to deal with damage control both at home and abroad all while trying to solve a debt problem in just three months something they couldn't do in the years leading up to this shutdown reporting from washington and he's now a party. the democrats and republicans have been blaming the on each other for weeks with president obama having the last one that probably nothing is done more damage to america's credibility in the world are standing with other countries than the spectacle that we've seen these past several weeks. the president stressed he said about brinkmanship crosses the while to lose confidence in america and condemned what he called a self-inflicted crisis congress said two words visit the problem of the debt
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ceiling in just a few months and my hope mto president of the investment advisory found for new strategies believes america's debt will eventually eats up all its eggs. the united states cannot afford to even pay its seventeen trillion dollars in debt that's seventeen trillion everybody says it's one hundred seven percent of g.d.p. well that's true john and seven percent of g.d.p. but who really cares about the percentage of g.d.p. it's a percentage of the debt as a percentage of the revenues it's seven hundred percent seven hundred percent of our revenue and is growing that the deficits are growing at thirty percent of our revenue every year added to the debt deficit we have already so it's unsustainable which is going to happen eventually as we have a currency and bond market collapse and it's not going out twenty years in two thousand and sixteen we'll probably be spending forty percent of all of our revenue just to service our debt that's where the interest payments will equal the
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government buildings and nice campus ok amanda at taco sachs is a buy a few or a small bonded by a rose called consing drive to turn is a fountain as much for this ac denouncing the bunch it for next year which paves the way for more painful austerity is going to horse that for us. at some point during this mass protest rally which has been taking place throughout the last two days really in central role a group of young radical protestors started throwing eggs at the finance ministry and also throwing bottles of sticks and the so-called thunder flashes or paper bombs as they're called here at the police who are providing security at the protest rally as a result several policemen were injured and we understand that arrests have also been made these rallies have been going on for the past two days now and they are aims to protest against austerity measures and the heavy economic problems which
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italy is only going through according to different figures from fifty thousand to seventy thousand people took part in this event they are protesting against high taxes extremely high youth unemployment and also one of the other sort of points of this protest was against plans to build a high speed train line between italy and france since they say that it's going to be its construction is going to be harmful both to the environment and is going to be a threat to the health of the locals living in that area it really is going through the worst recession since the second world war huge unemployment is standing at just over forty percent and really the latest poll just caused by the release of the the latest state budget which critics say doesn't do the solve any problems. this is don't see still ahead for you in the progress i made kidnappings of foreign
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journalists trying to send syria. deep into rebel held territory and speak staff free syrian army brigades. japanese authorities are racing to dispel the latest radiation scare sponsored by a freshly crippled. fukushima for so that city the power plants operate as a storage tank has split highly contaminated water into a well from waves may have already seeped into the ocean the country's prime minister visited a nearby port and age locally caught fish in a bid to reassure the public but as. reports for she was troubles and proving so easily to contain two and a half years to admit the painful truth needs help. we are wide open to receive the most advanced knowledge from overseas to contain the problem my country needs are
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knowledge and expertise the past few months have been marked by growing problems at fukushima several workers have been exposed to radiation the levels of which are reportedly at their highest since the accident in two thousand and eleven and on top of that there is the issue of leakage this is the reactor inside it is the reactor core the actual nuclear part of the plant this is water which is used to call the nuclear course or doesn't burst in flames that water obviously has to go somewhere so it goes into a special container where eradicated water is stored and then filtered this is the ocean and the problem with the fukushima is that there is a leak so from there you read it water is flowing into the pacific ocean sadly russia has a lot of experience well for when it comes to wiping up remnants of the nuclear catastrophe it has had its own death the last in a quarter of a century. when other perfect pitch should be treated just like chernobyl has a record that must be retired and put in
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a sarcophagus but the problem with is that they can't decide whether they want to close its doors to keep it going closing the plant doesn't seem to be an option for tepco the company operating the facility which many in japan blame for the failure to handle the fukushima crisis in fact tepco is pushing towards reopening its because she was lucky facility the world's largest nuclear power station it was shut down in two thousand and seven following reports of radioactive leak after a powerful earthquake but the power giant seems undeterred by the prospect of having to malfunctioning nuclear power station on its hands maybe hoping an international effort would solve both problems at the same time in a college go r.t. . problems began when the earthquake and tsunami ruptured its cooling systems in march twentieth eleven call. multiple meltdowns it took a whole year for japan's government to admit they need clear disaster was caused by
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the improper handling of the situation the plans operate at tepco admit has the crisis could have been avoided if only it had done its job better well than two years after disaster struck a leak was discovered as a storage time for contaminated water and one tepco finally admits as the spill it's revealed that up to three hundred tons of radioactive water was flowing into the ocean every day nuclear power expert on old gunderson says this site is a serious health risk you know that this leech had something called strong chimney ninety in it and should ninety is bone cheaper and it causes leukemia in huge quantities so now in the pacific ocean it merely it gets diluted in an even bigger pond of water but it's truly frightening that we're releasing structure ninety into the pacific ocean. and who also lost an old gunderson or
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could have happened at fukushima with another ass quake were to strike and he says some of the radioactive material that is barely contained and another natural disaster could set off a manmade catastrophe. they have a thousand tanks and they're all held together with plastic almost like you put on the swimming pool so if there's a moderate earthquake the plastic pipes will fail and all that material will run across the ground surface into the ocean and the facilities themselves the four reactors that are most damaged are you know they had serious explosions internally so you wouldn't take an earthquake as big as the one they had. two and a half years ago potentially really do a lot of serious damage there. and you can tell website for more updates and analysis on the figures show my prices we've been closely following events since the initial disaster struck extensive reports opinions and eyewitness accounts all that's online. and coming out day
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twenty twenty two football world cup in qatar put slave labor on the medias res at the have a first term to count all of the working conditions in the gulf states after this break. according to the. numbers we have more than two thousand political prisoners i'm behind right now of course if you look at the system what the bahamian government is trying to do is they're trying to label many. all of these prisoners as terrorists.
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right. were struck. and i think the jury. on our reporters like. you will train their week and i'll say welcome back in syria a suicide bombing a tsunami checkpoint has claimed the lives of at least thirty people in the central city of hama states media reported a truck loaded with explosives around the post and detonated the damage was an intensified turn kept parks nearby the court alight the country's been looks in
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a tangle wall between their government and the fragmented rebel groups are his very few notional made it into one opposition stronghold we know that the tell all your brother next to the syrian lebanese border is just eighty kilometers from the capital damascus but it is like a state within a state that has its own security forces police and even the army can see it symbols all new authorities here everywhere graffiti or three stars that means free syrian army is controlling this area a syrian military cannot enter you have root is the center of a large mountainous area in western syria known as kalam in two thousand and eleven local residents were among the first to support the n.t. assad campaign it seems been cut off from damascus and run by the rebels. i cover my head as all women he do because we are told this is an area under islamic law.
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we have civil and local councils we have shariah law tribunals and normal courts we have motifs and lawyers the kerio justice we run the town by ourselves the army can enter and even if they try we are ready to resist and defend our land my judge calls these his land but in fact born in kuwait and having spent two years traveling the middle east and the gulf he only came here months before serious protests began. to resist to the end we have a plan and we have forces to make it happen sure this is who he's talking about the self-styled free syrian army but these fighters don't work with other militants function instead as an autonomy as armed brigade. they live in abandoned houses sleeping pray together and claim fighting bashar al assad is their only goal twice a week they hear an islamic lecture from a young man who everybody calls the shaikh he's taken part in the hellish pilgrimage to mecca and started the qur'an in saudi arabia all that is on the
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street every monday and thursday we discuss the revolution the latest military developments as well as our daily routine we discuss what's prescribed or forbidden by islam i ask them whether the judge had the law and then qaeda affiliated radical islamic groups openly operating in syria like no no no no no we have no relation with the nusra we say. the newser is linked to the outside they follow al qaida and for decisions they revert to their army or even our here al-qaeda leader we have normal relations with them next we are supposed to meet with people from a list but when our armed guys learn of this they do all they can to stop us the groups controlling the area are not only fighting assad they compete with each other even for me to. attention being among journalists is seen as something prestigious a school did and i told the film from the car but it one point twists talked by
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a group of gunman apparently from a hostile brigade they ask about who we are later our guards told us the men were kidnappers from rema billing at least nineteen forty journeys to held hostage in syria right now and the price and then lives varies. these areas supposedly run by opposition fighters is in fact in the hands of an large number of separate brigades armed groups or just lone rebels with different ideologies and the only food and weaponry and these are locals who pay the bills just as christians have to pay so-called duty this is our input into society we go to church and pay if muslims do also we pay for internal security brigades for relief aid and courts for the situation in your brood is critical a shortage of food in everything we are besieged. trapped in their own
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country where more than two years of deadly conflict has only seen fractions and goals increasingly divergent parties morea for national reports from fragmented syrian rebel held territories. syria on the rebel grip on our city. on our c dot com we've got i reports that the reason edward snowden manage to get hold of highly sensitive classified data is because the n.s.a. failed to install and to leak software he's fought workplace find out how the spying agency overlooked its how wide facility online. and also is this one for drunk vehicle would like if machines couldn't draw at to pull this video from a highway in china may give you an idea the eye opening footage is scoring thousands of hits online and you too can check it out at the in motion section on our website. good german reporters claim they were
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arrested in after filming the working conditions of migrants building a bit building by news of the twenty twenty two world cup labor unions have been a ringing the alarm award they call modern day slavery and the gulf state for years but it is the pristine super bowl events that spurred the issue firmly in the spotlight. this report. do we know to organize. detour trended to fifth vote is kind. of the initial celebration of christie should be overshadowed by ford workers claims of maltreatment not getting paid and either 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
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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 designer balloonists 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 and she can't work i thought of going on hunger strike but my lawyers told me not to they already hurts me and hunger strike would only hurt my wife and kids enough is enough. beluga says high profile story isn't the first either
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if qatar goes and change its ways i have the courage to say that in two thousand and twenty two we will have the world cup with the world cup of slavery chairman of qatar's national human rights committee responded to allegations there is no slavery or forced labor in qatar there have been some problems only to the fact that there are forty four thousand businesses in the country but i can assure you that the authorities are constantly making efforts to resolve the problems. lewis in the meantime continues to hope his problems will soon be resolved i have to stop playing football they ended my career mentally i don't see myself playing it and then i'll have to see what to do with my life. r.t. . you know as for several detainees at guantanamo bay have filed a fresh appeal to put an end to their painful source feeding of hunger strikers of the facility one hundred full of captives are still refusing through the time being strapped into train as i said daily by the u.s. military
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a mass hunger strike began in february but has since subsided to less than two dozen protesters against indefinite detention he has now gained rare access to the prison and his this in a series of reports by and has to say you know. after a few months of people work to get cleared to visit the base the trip to get mobile . from the big apple to fort lauderdale in florida and from there 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 a military resume the people i work with every day they they share the same idea
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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's just a place that people forget about like they don't ever think about it getting to the main part of the beast is the slow pace trip we have to wait for a ferry to take us across the big and are taken to visit a beach first one of a handful of scenic locations you wouldn't really expect here were that it's a logical area and now it's about a very right one side of the area where. the rebirth of the main part of the people and the tension over there. that's had it given its reputation guantanamo isn't quite what we anticipated as we approach the meeting area it's interesting to note that to be unsuspecting this place looks just like another tropical island with crack america would never think that this is
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a place policy but a native state or yes that's the lodging area where taken to is like any typical hotel with palm trees and a marina right out the window first impressions this can't be the place that has been casting a long shadow 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 per 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 it cost what it cost to do it right what doing it right i mean to those running america's most infamous detention
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facility and what lays beyond the picture perfect scenery all the realities of guantanamo in our reports to follow just as you're going to r.t. guantanamo bay cuba. and. we're not psyched to have active camps have lost on a mountain where patients are horsemen in the outer amounts of their strike never turned the world's attention to the places that some gulag of our times. the olympic flame continues its epic journey across russia on very to sultry where whole eliminates the winter games in february from hearn to hearns the torch has already gone through hundreds of towns in russia travelling by as space and it boarded an icebreaker ship to go around the north pole with a spat flame kept aboard just in case the arctic adventure is just one of the steps along the way the flame will go to the bottom of russia's huge lake by calm and at
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least the summit of europe's highest mountain albury's eventually breaking the rat hole of almost ever told me. they investigate why don't they waltz all spells in history big fix just ahead. switzerland will soon vote if they should start giving out thousands of dollars in cash to every adult citizen in the country you heard me right there's a grassroots campaign that is trying to get the government to give out to every adult says a two thousand five hundred swiss francs approximately two thousand eight hundred dollars per month the motivation for the project is that many in switzerland fear
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that the financial crisis has caused wealth inequality to skyrocket you know i'm not an expert at swiss culture so maybe people there are different but if they gave out thousands of free dollars per month anywhere i've lived you would see the majority of people going into early retirement and not working at all it's sort of like how they tell people not to feed the bears at parks because then the bears lose their instincts and will go hunt because getting a sandwich thrown at them is a lot easier i mean why go to the effort of all doing when the sandwich just magically appears handouts often creates laws. according to reuters some people are proposing a much better law for switzerland limiting executive pay to being twelve times higher than that of the lowest paid employee although this plan isn't making headlines it seems like a much better idea because it doesn't to motivate people to be productive and yet it would create almost utopia like levels of wealth equality also if the boss a salary is tied to the employees that a lot of people be getting raises very soon this one to twelve pay ratio is much better than the free swiss francs and it gets my seal of approval but that's just
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my opinion. the story ends in iran. british geologists discovered iran was sitting on an emotional boil and they decided they would take in they formed the persian oil company and made a deal with the iranian monarchy. guaranteed in cell phone.

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