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insisting towards the saudis and older but they want to have more production to cool down the prices we bring you the stories to the shaping the economic world we live in counting the cost on al-jazeera. is going to be alchemical at some republicans it's about restoring the constitution's checks and balances to the champignons. the markets can control of the u.s. house of representatives and the crucial midterm elections my hope is that texas can help believe the way to bring this country together. republicans maintain their hold on power in the senate. and richelle carey this is our life and also coming up. president.
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he was ordered by the highest levels of the saudi government. voters in madagascar go to the polls to elect a new president. the democrats have taken back control of the house of representatives in a blow to u.s. president donald trump it's one of the most closely watched term elections in u.s. history and widely seen as a referendum on trump's presidency so far the house is the lower chamber of congress control of that body tables democrats to block his agenda now all four hundred thirty five seats were up for grabs and two hundred eighteen are needed for control the democrats needed a net gain of twenty three seats to take control of the chamber but the republicans have managed to gain some ground in the senate which is the upper chamber of congress republican remember only thirty five seats out of one hundred are up for
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grabs out of the remaining seats the democrats have twenty three the republicans have forty two amid record turnout american voters made their choice while some races are still undecided the most important outcome of the midterm election has become clear a split decision probably hold the senate but have lost the house of representatives and was seen as a rebuke of the president reports. the voters have spoken democrats will control the u.s. house of representatives thank you all for making the future that you're all right mary thank you. very much the string of democratic victories began in suburban virginia where democrat jennifer weston prevailed one of many women to claim victory you still have a lot of work to do you. think it wait till tomorrow still it. has had been widely predicted republicans retain control of the senate in the high
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profile texas senate race incumbent republican ted cruz narrowly defeated his democratic opponent representative beto roark this was an election about hope and about the future and the people of texas rendered a verdict that we want to future with more john and more sick. purity and more freedom the takeover of the house is a rebuke to president donald trump who held dozens of rallies and explicitly made the mid terms into a referendum on his leadership he campaigned furiously in the final days relentlessly stoking fear of a column of bedraggled migrants slowly making their way through mexico to the us border if you want more caravans if you want more crime vote democrat tomorrow that may actually have hurt republican incumbents in more moderate suburban house districts because exit polling showed the most important issue to
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most voters was health care democrats campaigned heavily on preserving and shoring up the affordable care act turnout was extremely high for a midterm election long lines formed in states from coast to coast often extending blocks from polling stations in some places people waited for hours to cast their votes once they take office in january house democrats will certainly launch a series of investigations into trump's ties with russia his family's business dealings his taxes and other issues cabinet members and heads of federal agencies will likely be grilled about alleged ethical lapses the political dynamics in washington shifting under the president's feet far but also it's us live now from washington d.c. what happens next. well next is likely to be
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a series of recriminations blame shifting there's always already some reporting that president frump is going to blame the is speaking to some of his associates and close friends and saying that outgoing speaker paul ryan is responsible for losing the house that he didn't it here closely enough to trump's agenda we can also expect as has been widely forecast very large shake up in the trumpet ministration possibly the chief of staff john kelly leaving possibly the attorney general jeff sessions being forced out among some others and then it will only be in january that nancy pelosi will have the gavel as speaker of the house and then the house will get down to business it looks like there is not going to be a great deal of common. ground between the the incoming
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democratic majority in the house and the trump administration although palosi stressed tonight that she would search for common ground where she could find it with the president but as we mentioned in our story i think you'll also see rachelle a lot of investigations get underway and of course let's not forget the robert moeller special counsel's probe into the russian meddling in the two thousand and sixteen election and very wide ranging probe of other dealings by the president his family and others and that could drop like a thunderclap on the white house in the weeks or months to come rob evans and donald trump campaigned very hard very and intensely on the issue of immigration and an aired an ad that was widely saying it's racist and very very divisive what effect are we able to tell from the results of the election what if what effect
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that message have. well it's not entirely clear yet that that ad that you mentioned was actually considered too racially tense for some of the major american television networks to even broadcast so certainly there was a. a racial. overtone to some of the president's closing arguments especially about immigration but it turns out that in exit polling most americans by a pretty wide margin cared a lot more about things like health care and education than they did about immigration and a lot of people saw that the. so-called caravan this column of people who are moving up from central america is not actually an invasion but a group of people who are seeking some refuge from violence and bad government and so forth so i think the president drummed up his base they got.
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riled up his base the people who are always going to be with him he may have encouraged more of them to go to the polls but he also lost some of the more moderate suburban areas of the country where people were turned off by the the president's tone and he even said in an interview in a really a very rare admission to the had done something that he he regretted he said he thought maybe he could have had a softer tone with some of his remarks during the campaign so this is all part of a very complex shifting of demographics in society in the united states and it just seems as though it's leading to more balkanization to more division and to more people forming into their own enclaves and it's even having their own
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media their own set of facts. live for us in washington thank you the results have been returned one of the most divisive groups of politicians at the u.s. diverse rather pardon me diverse set of politicians the country's ever seen let's start with the list here palestinian american rashida jolley was an elected to the house and opposed from michigan she along with a lot omar how become the first muslim american women in congress omar was forced to flee from civil war in somalia as a teenager then there's twenty nine role alexandria cortez who became the youngest woman to be elected to the house of representatives sheree stated is the first native american woman elected to the house after her win and kansas and colorado jared polis has become the nation's first openly gay man to be elected governor and corsa professor of political science it university college london he joins us live from bangkok we appreciate your time very much so there's been some results that
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are still been coming in overnight and it seems that democrats in the senate and it will picked up a senate seat in nevada and then also one governor's races in michigan wisconsin and pennsylvania those are states that donald trump won in two thousand and sixteen very narrowly but he did win what are these results tell you. well i think there are very bad news for the president and very good news for the democrats now of course there are going to be things that republicans are happy about in particular you know a few states like missouri and indiana where they they won key victories in florida as well but overall this is the picture the democrats took back the house which means they're going to have a real check on donald trump's presidency that's a very big deal and the second very big deal is that the forecast look like the democrats are going to win the national popular vote in other words the total number of votes nationally by a margin of about seven percent so that's going to translate into about six to ten
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million more votes for democrats than republicans so republicans are going to try to spin this by looking at individual states where they did well and they did but nationally the democrats are more popular and that's bad news for the republican party going forward particularly as they look ahead to two thousand and twenty i think is it has been clear and the us the popular vote doesn't always necessarily translate to adequate representation to go with that is that something that at some point the u.s. is going to have to have a reckoning with. yes it's a very good question because demographic trends are looking like the senate will eventually have something like seventy percent of the seats allocated to thirty percent of the people that's not you know hundreds of years where that's a couple decades away and that's a problem especially for a democracy like the united states of course in this situation right now you know donald trump did lose the popular vote to hillary clinton by about two percent in two thousand and sixteen and he narrowly won the presidency if that was
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a seven percent margin like we saw overnight in the united states with this election he would have lost roundly so you know i think that there is obviously a disconnect here but anybody who is looking at the election results overnight in the u.s. they're looking at momentum for the democrats they're looking for donald trump shoring up his base in a few key places and some deep red states but overall the picture is one of a repudiation of the trump presidency and a real push back that will entail genuine checks and balances coming from the house of representatives which will which will fundamentally transform how donald trump has to govern going forward ok so let's talk about that what does that mean for the republicans yes now the dems that in a kratz on a position to push back but that doesn't mean the republicans are just going to take it how do you see them responding. well so this is one of the interesting things about how the u.s. political system works is that whoever controls a body of congress also controls the committees which have legal subpoena power which means they can not only conduct whatever investigations they want to but they
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can legally subpoena or compel the release of documents so the democrats are very soon going to have donald trump's tax returns they're likely to have trump organization documents that until conflicts of interest financial relationships that donald trump has been trying to keep hidden from public view that's likely to come out and that makes a big difference because if you think about all of the scandals that have been brewing under the surface of the trump presidency that's with republicans trying to protect donald trump now there are going to be people looking for the scandals trying to turn over every rock so on the one hand you're going to have gridlock the democrats will block a lot of legislative agenda items that donald trump wants to push through but on the other hand you're also going to have this new dynamic with investigations of oversights and genuine checks and balances that we haven't seen very much from the republican congress from twenty seventeen through twenty eight as a professor of political science what are your thoughts saying lines that are three or four hours places that couldn't get the ballot machines working some places that
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didn't even have power cords is that how elections are supposed to work. no and it's embarrassing for the united states i mean american democracy has serious problems it's not just polarization and gridlock it's also the election system itself people should not have to wait hours to vote it's a basic democratic right there are easy reforms to this too i mean the election day could be a national holiday you could have legally mandated upper limits on average wait times at a precinct and by the way we need to look into this based on racial divides because a lot of political science research shows that for example african-americans are six times more likely to wait an hour to vote or more than white people in the united states so it's a problem that should transcend party boundaries we should be able to agree despite all of our differences that you should be able to show up to a polling location and vote quickly because that's really the foundation of democracy it requires reform it's going to be a hard fight but it's a fight worth having professor frank last thank you very much appreciate it. still
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ahead on al-jazeera we have other stories we're covering for you as well who will have the latest on more than seventy students from cameroon who have been freed by their captors. from cool briskness and fuel. to the war on trying to this of southeast asia. hello there we've had some heavy heavy rain over parts of southern europe recently and now over parts of italy we've got scenes like this this is from cheriton you can see how high the post river is there and just outside the city it's burst its banks now the rain responsible he's gradually fading out as it rolls its way northward but only because another weather system is pushing in from the atlantic now fortunately the main focus of the rain here is further north
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than italy so it's over positive britain and ireland down through parts of france that's what we see the worst of the weather the heaviest of the rains and that will gradually sweep eastwards as we head through the day on thursday now as it works eastwards it looks like it's breaking up a bit so not as much rain here but behind it there's yet more wet weather so generally speaking that the western parts of europe looking pretty wet over the next few days but it's not cold about fourteen degrees is the maximum in london that's fairly mild for this time of year and in the east with a still plenty of sunshine is still modeled for us as well vienna all the way out at sixteen degrees now for the other side of the mediterranean the cloud of rain that we've been seeing here is beginning to pull away eastwards and we seeing more draw a weather across that north coast now so for the over the next few days them will see the temperatures begin to rise and by thursday i think we'll be up at twenty three there in. the with sponsored by qatar. where the online when you're looking at wildlife and how the solutions come
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seat which already and the democrats have taken control of the house of representatives for the first time in eight years this means they will now have the opportunity to block president trump's agenda over the next two years and voter turnout has been much higher than normal and midterm elections with early numbers indicating it could be the highest turnout in a generation but all comes despite some having to stand in line for hours and parts of the country the gubernatorial races in the u.s. will also affect how the president leads there was extraordinary voter turnout in several states including georgia stacy abrams a democrat has fought a tough battle against republican brian kemp she hopes to become america's first black female governor and has yet to concede i'm here tonight to tell you votes remain to be counted there are voices that were waiting to be her across our state folks are opening up the dreams of voters in absentee ballots and we believe our chance for a stronger georgia is just within reach. but we cannot seize it
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until all voices are heard and i promise you tonight we're going to make sure that every vote is counted. every vote should count. one of the key issues of this election has been president tom's treatment of women and minorities at equal hane has been discussing the issue with the public and strategist rina shaw and political commentator from the beat tiffany cross. it absolutely will and it's going to change on the left is what's going to happen and then the republicans are going to realize that there was a missed opportunity with women but it goes back to the root and the root cause is that the r n c has never played identity politics they don't see women out of primaries and they particularly don't push women to run in a way because of ideology and the ideology is that you shouldn't give a vote to a woman simply because she's a woman you want to vote for the best and most qualified and this is something i hear on the right a lot most qualified not a phrase i agree with because again if we look at the current occupant of the oval
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office he's not very qualified in my book but that's what the right ones they want the most qualified person and sometimes that person won't be a woman so they don't play identity politics and that's why you see the huge discrepancy in the number of women in congress that are republican versus the number of women that are democrats just to give our audience an idea there are one hundred eighty five democratic women running there are only fifty two republican women running so we are going to see a huge discrepancy but i also want to talk about the racial issue because this campaign more than any i can remember in my lifetime we've seen blatantly racist attacks of people the president himself tweeted out incredibly racist basically saying that immigrants are going to come kill you why is it so am i wrong is it is it is obvious to me you're absolutely correct and let me just say this is nothing new i think in two thousand and sixteen we saw a lot of this this is not the new donald trump everybody should clutch their pearls every time this happens he showed us who he was on the campaign trail so i'm really surprised when i see the media act so out of wits when when something like this
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happens and you know there are a lot of people trying to attribute his election to the economy but that's actually not true and there's data to back this up a study out of u.c.l.a. and princeton show that actually people who switch from democrat to trump supporters the number one issue was race and these people held hostile issues on race and so i think there was this kind of you know miss faith mentality that you couldn't be racist and vote for barack obama which this data shows that's not true people. absolutely held hostile views on immigrants race and to a lesser degree women so you had a campaign that was fueled by racism and to a lesser degree sexism and that's playing out at the state local and national level in a lot of the races that trump has endorsed and there haven't been a lot of candidates to distance themselves a lot of these candidates have doubled down on it you see in georgia brian kemp has aligned himself you see in florida the republican nominee the republican nominee in florida rocket francis is basically running as a spawn of this president he has come out and introduce racist language into the into the debate down there so many of these things are surprising it's just
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surprising how the media pretends that it's surprising ok so how does it change does the selection change if you see the road surfaces getting pummeled across the board is that what i do so i know the polls are calling these races for a really tight contest i would actually disagree a lot of pollsters they still use call centers and so when you think about a lot of the new electorate coming into the process these are younger people people of color and not a lot of us are going to answer unknown phone call from a landline because many of us don't have it i think what donald trump has done is made americans redefine what electability is so too often when you hear electability you think this is a candidate who can appeal to these swing independent white voters and maybe we need to redefine what that means maybe electability means of healing of people of color of healing the younger people of healing to people who don't like this president appealing to people who are concerned about the direction of the country talk about brett kavanaugh he was the choice to be disproven court nominee he was credibly accused of sexual assault and it has all of my liberal women friends were
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frustrated angry palpably just frustrated but it did something i didn't expect it for republican women who think he was falsely accused explain to me how a supreme court justice that's credibly accused of sexual assault becomes a rallying cry for republican women well it's outward credibly and i think that's where i was disappointed on a personal level i believe dr ford i saw it. a man who appeared very courageously and front of cameras and did not know how to act and that's where republican women sort of lost their believability and her they said don't you think she appeared a little on the hinge this is the stuff i heard in the aftermath of her testimony i said well what any of us appear on hindraf where in front of a slew of cameras like that for the first time what she did was an act of bravery i do believe her because i think it takes immense courage to come out and speak truth in front of such a large audience when so much is at stake a group of students abducted from a high school when cameroon on monday have been freed there were seventy eight
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students they were high school age it was their driver and teachers they were all taken by armed separatists from a presbyterian boarding school and the mendez a priest involved in the negotiation says the fighters are still holding the principal and one teacher mendez and cameron's angle phone region where separatists have been fighting to create an end dependent state it's been just over a month since marcus welby was killed inside saudi arabia's consulate in istanbul still there is nobody nobody that is but new evidence continues to come to light russia has more from istanbul more than a month since he was killed. body has yet to be found and there are questions about his murder but turkish authorities have increased the pressure on the subject government by slowly leaking vital information according to turkish sources cia director gina hospital was briefed on the murder and access to
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crucial evidence suggesting the order came from the highest levels of the saudi government. riyadh insists no member of the ruling royal family had a role in this death. but during his visit to istanbul last month saadi chief prosecutor. reportedly told turkish authorities that the king was willing to pay blood money to hush up his family and fiance he also said he had no idea about the whereabouts of the slain journalist body. and as the investigation continues turkey's foreign minister. says his country has more information wants to give a name and nobody can stop him to do that so he emphasizes in the article that the instruction didn't come from king solomon but it is also the
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fifteen people. didn't come to stumble to murder. themselves so they got instructions from somebody so we have to find out these instructions this is the. simple question that we have put according to the turkish daily newspaper staff of the saudi consulate try to tamper with security camera outside the consulate but turkish police managed to retrieve the footage providing the now famous image of hotshots you walking into the building on the day he was killed and we're finding out more about the teams that were sent to turkey from saudi arabia al-jazeera learned from its source there were three teams involved in the killing of. a surveillance team the death squads and
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the cleanup team sent later to cover up the murder for turkish officials this confirms their believe the case was premeditated and ordered by. someone sunia in the saudi government house of. islam board a police officer in afghanistan have been killed in a serious of attacks by the taliban. and it's a korea that is district in gaza a province five others are injured polls have opened in madagascar a presidential election were the three front runners are former heads of state there are thirty six candidates all of them promising to create jobs and poverty and fight corruption the minute miller has more from the capital. just months before the hotly contested election president. try to change madagascar's electoral laws the move was met by months of protests and eventually as a compromise a government of national unity was formed
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a former finance minister john out among piano is promising the poor nation a new phase in his development if elected but his government was accused of corruption transparency international has accused him of being involved in the trafficking of endangered rosewood in accordance with constitutional requirements he's since stepped down as president in order to stand for reelection. to show the entry to those install the dogs i was never involved in the road with story you think if i was involved we wouldn't have hesitated to send the president to court but i tell you i was even the person who was fighting of this trade. also contesting the presidency is the man who preceded and as you are not on piano as president entourage came to power in two thousand and nine following a military coup young and known for his charisma the former deejays popular attracting big numbers to his campaign rallies once the mayor of the capital
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antananarivo he says his rise to power was the result of a popular uprising he replaced president marc ravalomanana who went into exile in south africa in two thousand and nine novello manana has since returned to the capital where he enjoys huge support to fight for the top office if it is friend free if it eludes no problem but if it is not for the vision rigged in this one no . i don't the world bank says more than eighty percent of the population lives in poverty for the nine million malagasy is heading to the ballot box this year's election appears to bring nothing new sing there's a lot of pessimism we have at the same time something that i would call the election of the century madagascar because we have all the i mean we have four former presidents running we have three former prime ministers running so basically the political class is represented in the in this election but at the same time what you realize this is also a battle of the past. the electoral commission says it's ready for the vote despite
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some names missing from the voters' roll. analysts predict that none of the candidates will get more than fifty percent of the boat needed to win and madagascar could go to a runoff in december for the people voting this is little more than a choice between familiar faces and old problems that haven't gone away from al-jazeera and tananarive oh. let's take a look at the headlines right now on al-jazeera the democrats have taken control of the house of representatives for the first john and eight years this means they will now have the opportunity to walker's president ronald agenda over the next two years a democrat nancy pelosi who could again become speaker of the house spoke about her party's whens a short time ago. it's about the money well the special interest free reign over
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washington but more didn't anything is that down what a new democratic majority will mean in the lives of hardworking americans damn i'm . going to back out democrats tiger congress that works for the people for the people i'll talk to public and party has maintained control of the senate and democratic incumbents running in pro trump states have been defeated helping the republicans out of their current one seat majority. a senior adviser to the president kellyanne conway spoke about how donald trump's last minute campaigning helped republican candidates. everywhere we go we hear from job creators job holders job seekers they're happy with this economy i think that's reflecting a lot of the results tonight very happy with this president's policies to try to denuclearize the korean peninsula which helps everyone the remains of our fallen from north korea from korea have been returned this president sanctioning iran sanctioning russia when these two pushing back on assad or any gases his people not
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once but twice he showed a lot of strength and leadership around the world and many people may not say america first but they say stop apologizing for america voter turnout has been much higher than normal for midterm elections with early numbers indicating it could be the highest turnout in a generation that all comes to spite some having to stand in line for hours and parts of the country a group of students abducted from a high school in cameroon on monday freed the seventy eight high school students their driver and teachers were taken by armed separatists from a presbyterian boarding school and the mend a priest involved in the negotiations says the fighters are still holding the school's principal and also still holding one teacher those are the headlines keep it on al-jazeera and much more news to come. out of the stream. getting to the heart of the matter the three big challenges facing human point in the twenty first century they are nuclear war climate change and technological disruption facing
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