thank you because. it was a. little boy. in the week's top stories just minutes lot of blast off a malfunction on a russian soyuz rocket forces the crew capsule to reject and send the astronauts currently back to earth. almost two weeks gone and there's still no answer as to what's happened to a prominent journalist who vanished after entering the saudi embassy in istanbul turkey claims he was murdered there something riyadh's denies. and a bad day at the office for german chancellor angela merkel's conservative allies in bavaria who risk losing their majority and we election to the far right on the
greens make historic gains. to. a warm welcome you watching the weekly here on r.t. international with me and now our top story an investigation is underway into what went wrong during a failed launch of a soyuz spacewalk it's on thursday its two month crew narrowly escaped disaster after a boost a mole functions just minutes into their size. you .
well we were at the launch site doing live coverage of so i use m s tens blast off into the cosmos we saw the rocket go into the sky the tourists that were watching friends and family other journalists they were taking pictures smiling clapping congratulating the crew on their successful blast off into the sky but then we started getting signs that something was wrong cosmonaut aleksei of chin and astronaut nick kagan had to make an emergency medical investigation into the case urging the saudis to provide a detailed response jamal has shoghi was last seen entering the saudi consulate in istanbul on october the second no one's heard from him since turkey has not officially accused riyadh of being involved but some reports claim its intelligence services have evidence to show he was tortured and killed saudi arabia strongly denies the accusations and that helped to investigate the case. now the lack of
information has prompted multiple media reports some news outlets claim the u.s. intercepted saudi discussions of a plan to capture the journalist claiming the saudi crown prince ordered an operation to lure and detain and shockey others say turkish officials have an order recording of the journalists murders that have been recorded on his smart watch though many say this is highly unlikely to try and go has more. where is journalist . what happened to him. for an entire week nobody has been able to answer that question and vesta gaiters on the ground who might be the closest to solving the riddle believe he could have been brutally murdered behind the walls of the saudi consulate and is stamboul alleged details of how it was done and clued sending over a fifteen man a hit squad from the kingdom to make sure the man's dead anchor was shocked
something so horrendous could have happened in istanbul prosecutor in istanbul is investigating the issue there is both a security investigation and an intelligence one it's extremely thorough the news that this incident took place in the country i need to move through a long time so i still hold those who are good willing we will not find ourselves in a situation we do not want still. riyadh says it's got nothing to do with it all the claims are absolute blogs and official at the consulate general of the kingdom of saudi arabia in istanbul dismissed the report by reuters which cited turkish officials the saudi citizen jamal khashoggi was killed in the consulate in istanbul he fishel strongly denounce these baseless allegations and express his down to that they came from turkish officials they were informed of the investigation or authorized to comment on the issue saudi kingdom's transparency record has been
poor to say the least but in a rare display of openness there officials even invited warders on a tour around the consulate. jamal khashoggi lives and works in the u.s. but to obtain a license to get married he had to see saudi officials has definitely been to the consulate twice on september the twenty eighth and when he disappeared now here's what's crucial mr has a right. it's about the saudi government and it's not exactly glowing actually had been worried something bad could happen to him before the second visit to the consulate the journalists left his cell phone with his fiance with instructions on what to do if he didn't come out soon the woman called turkish police four hours later when jamal was nowhere to be seen saudi officials say his stay at the compound was very short they were sure the journalist vanished once he stepped outside now they're looking for him to mr his fiance is full of hope he's not been
killed but kidnapped rather the story's been picked up by media all over the world one of the newspapers jamal wrote for the washington post came out with a blank column where they were supposed to print his piece but that hasn't helped there's been no trace of the man washington says it's worried about the incident to now if it was not the u.s. president to voice concern first some u.s. senators called for tough action if saudi involvement is confirmed. if we find that they were complicit or directed the same way this election should like this program this is serious we need to get the facts and i know that's a startling proposition for the united states congress that we should get the facts before we act if this did happen and this increase in the likelihood that something bad happened to this man at the hands of the saudi government has contempt for us.
disrespectful to us meanwhile president donald trump has promised to punish saudi officials if that were involvement is proven but also stressed his desire to protect america's multi-billion dollar business deals with the gulf kingdom terrible the disgusting about that if that were the case so we're going to have to see we're going to get to the bottom of it and there will be severe punishment we don't like it and we don't like it even a little bit but as to whether or not we should stop one hundred ten billion dollars from being spent in this country knowing they have four or five alternatives two very good alternatives that would not be acceptable to. tromp is. he you know his attitude is as business when i think it affects a little bit relationship between the united states and yet i'm gonna go flap doesn't affect where well because the problem is that no. one wants to do
something against russia and iran and turkey in the middle east and they need. countries that do need some money and despite i think it you know doesn't change anything. is very important to the u.s. in terms of the reserve status of the dollar terms of the petro dollar is very they're tied in they're tied in hand in glove with them i really don't think anything is going nothing is going to happen the maybe people will be calling for something to happen nothing is going to happen. well this week's also saw the announcement of another high profile departure from the trumpet ministration on tuesday the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. nikki haley took many by surprise when she were veiled she was stepping down here's a look back at her time at the global body. of the united. against all enemies foreign and domestic against all that and.
i will not shut up rather i will respectfully speak some hard truths. the dictator of north korea made a choice yesterday that brings the world closer to war the assad regime and its enablers russia and iran have a playbook for this war it's a playbook of death. it's one more example of the united nations doing more harm than good the european union has this so wrong and it's all because of their ego and their pride. what we witnessed here today in the security council is an insult to the united states is locked and loaded and if war comes make no mistake the north
korean regime will be utterly destroyed. america will put our embassy in jerusalem that is what the american people want us to do and it is the right thing to do. now the united states is respected countries may not like what we do but they were special. i'm counting on the way the various election chancellor merkel's allies looks that a major loss is more on that it's off this short break stay with us. you cannot operate as united nations this is not just one rob but you n.d.p.
world health organization and in fact other international organizations like the international committee of the red cross you cannot work in a place like gaza with pragmatic cooperation with the locals all routines which are hamas in this case here or has been for most of the last few years. what politicians do something anything. they put themselves on the line they get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president. or some want to. get to the right place this is what the. three of them would be good. interested always in the why. they said.
welcome back voters in bavaria have inflicted a heavy blow to chancellor merkel's key ally handing the christian social union its worst election results for decades exit polls suggest it all now loses parliamentary majority in the region with just thirty seven percent of the voters the greens however are on track for a historic result and will become bavaria is second a major political force or the far right if tea party gained more than ten percent of the votes meaning balance of parliament for the first time in what's been a hotly contested election.
the regional elections also saw the big losers such as the f.t.p. and take five and three percent respectively and breaks down the potential implications for german politics. i'm hit in meminger and they all tend to fit him in the election party on the results of showing heavy losses to them in the system
party the c s u especially compared with last election the c.s.c. we used to have dominance ten in the region of the various since the second world war used to be unthinkable levey could get anything less than the majority on sunday this majority and surely this is a big blow to the medical it's good news safe for the ass day events of the regional parliament of the fans times one and a member i stay say said that he was happy with their face progress today well it's a great success reacted to the now after going to start european parliament and all the others parliaments in the country also the biracial on top and you see it is a celebration and because this is the end of the old fashioned parties and there we are living in a front of a century this is now the time for blue bodies what i have to so we are. the party of tomorrow now this will say bring in another problem the problem of it forming a coalition now the c.s.u. been vocal about not pairing with the f.d.a.
with the greens who came second in the dairy and prime minister has also just said that they'll be no told with day to day but it does look like the voters have been moving away from the centrist policies to the left and the right it is still the voters have been pushing the party a base use such as immigration some people say that the c.s. sida will see both might be to blame for the polls they see house being arguing with medical evidence a shave over the mike the crisis and how schools negative press around him any ambulance money saying that should he stay or should he go now a loss to the c.s.u. could put the government in a volatile position the only two possible government instability. the us midterm elections are less than a month away now latest poll suggests that as the everything to play for with the democrats enjoying only a marginal lead over the republican rivals ahead of more pain looks at how the traditional campaign row book has been torn up and the current political climate. i
agree with what you say but i shall defend to the death your right to say it now that used to be the favorite quotation of americans but not anymore civility is passe just ask hillary clinton you cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for what you care about if we are fortunate enough to win back the house and or the senate that's when civility can start again remember back when everyone hailed this motto when they go low we go high. well now barack obama's former attorney general has adjusted it just a little machine always says that you know when they go low. you know. they go low we keep it right. and some sectors of the us public are pretty clearly ready for battle.
i was coming to leave me. because very. some republicans are now warning that the chaos could turn deadly i fear that there's going to be an assassination i really worry that somebody is going to be too and that those who are ratcheting up the conversation they have to realize they bear some responsibility if this and a face to violence after the senator's personal information was released online his family is on edge you know i felt incredibly threatened and frightened i had been frightened when rand left for d.c. that monday because you know if the new messages get in their face get in people's face but republicans are also out for blood to damaged. separate come to extreme
too dangerous to govern they've gone wacko. matchups to an arsonist and you don't give power to an angry left wing mob and that's what the democrats are to be in there so civility just forget it it's likely that even after the midterm elections americans aren't just going to get over it divisions are getting deeper caleb mop and r.t. new york. as part of the midterm campaigning they clintons are about to set out on toll although some suspect this could be a precursor to hillary preparing for another assault at the white house. if you're going to get up close and personal with bill or hillary clinton you're in luck you'll know hillary clinton are going on to thirteen city tour with former
president bill clinton former secretary of state hillary clinton. america is great because america is good for. the upcoming tour may twenty nine teams around the time the twenty twenty presidential contenders are expected to start announcing that plans to run for the white house. she does not look presidential she doesn't have to stamina stamina tremendous stamina for every job i think about drove my youth allergic. to the basket of deplorable she's guilty is out what was his response and that was
a lot to. be rather have a puppet as president in occidental you have the right. to russian football stars are being investigated after a video emerged of them allegedly attacking two government officials in a moscow cafe and another man in the street a court decided to place alexander kokoro in the mire of in pretrial detention until december the eighth they both face charges of hooliganism and could be given lengthy prison sentences the players have apologized for their outrageous actions alexy irish have ski has more details. looked at those videos i thought somebody was trying to reenact the grand theft auto computer game in the streets of moscow but then it happened to be not just to footballers to star footballers now one of them i saw that got caught in this leading strike and then in st petersburg he actually scored a winner in the europa league just a fortnight ago the others by my front cost of that very same moment one how people
got metaphors fighting quantum gravity las vegas they were in a strip club in central moscow came out of a drunk and clashed with a man who turned out to be a personal driver of a t.v. host in russia now this man is in intensive care with a brain injury with a head injury. they went to a cafe in central moscow and clashed with two visitors of that cafe the visitors were turned out to be public servants both relatively high ranking government officials one of them also ended up in hospital with injuries the reactions have been overwhelming and they have been overwhelming criticism as well coming from the very top. the victims have turned to the police there is video of the into that cannot be any extenuating circumstances in this situation this is unacceptable unsportsmanlike behavior the cast a shadow on all russian football the words of echoed in their reactions coming from the russian premier league and the both respective club senate st petersburg and
cross that the russian premier league expresses its concern strongly condemns the hooligan behavior we believe that those responsible should face the strongest possible punishment there is no place for who. we are waiting for a legal assessment from the respective agencies but from a human an emotional point of view this incident only evokes. we consider any form of violence an acceptable and condemn we are certain that at the end of the investigation this incident will receive an appropriate legal system both clubs are looking into terminating these players contracts they're just looking at the contracts where this domination is possible but let's not forget if they are found guilty if they're charged and found guilty of these misdemeanors they could face up to two years in prison each they are pleading the tories for their misdemeanors according to was caught several times reckless driving in moscow in his bentley where he was pictured in a south a set your wedding firing off pistols in the air of course all that pales in comparison to what they did this last weekend and it's absolutely no chance that
they will scape any sort of punishment from that. thanks for joining us the nazi international will be back at the top of the hour with the latest say that. when gold make this manufacture consent to step into public wealth. when the ruling classes protect themselves. when the final merry go round lifts only the one percent. we can all middle of the room signal. to leave the room for the real news. join me every thursday on the alex simon chill and i'll be speaking to guest of the
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