i. wrote him a little. in the top stories of the week barely three minutes in and it great speed quick thinking crew of four from a band in their mouth functioning spacecraft on thursday before a nail biting descent back to. almost two weeks and still no clarity on the fate of a prominent journalist who vanished after entering the saudi embassy. is prompting speculation that he was murdered something though riyadh denied and. we are fortunate enough to win back the house and or the senate that's when civility can start again and america's mid-term elections are looming with them
a crash and republicans going all out as polls put just six percent between them in next month's high stakes meanwhile the germans say there is heading to the ballot box on sunday in a vote that could have consequences for the balance of power at the national level . for the welcome you watching the weekly here in r.t. international look back at what's been happening over the last seven days and also the latest news. now while space industry experts a busy investigating what went wrong during thursday's failed launch of a soyuz spacecraft its crew are thanking their lucky stars after narrowly escaping disaster minutes into that flight. leisure to live.
sleep sleep. sleep sleep sleep sleep sleep sleep sleep. sleep. sleep. sleep. well we were at the launch site doing live coverage of so i use m s ten's 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 because minot aleksei our chin in and astronaut nick cage had to make an emergency landing emergency services arrived
at the scene within ninety minutes of their landing for something that hasn't happened in over thirty years it's really a miracle that these two came out on injured and alive donald corridor r.t. baikonur well a legacy of change in his forty seven years old and holds the rank of reserve left and colonel in the russian air force base flight was supposed to have been his second journey into space his american colleague forty three year old nikkei is a colonel in the u.s. air force and it was meant to be his maiden space flight but when you've got more than half a million pounds of burning rocket fuel behind you in a booster that's going forward you need to get away fast obviously and experts national us have been approaching the escape system that propelled the path to safety.
pretty much a bunch of course i want to thank the rescuers and those who designed these keep systems thanks to them our guys came back to earth safely it's a very dangerous situation and it's. impressive. about the design and how they built the escape system that it works so very well but you're in a very volatile situation with lots of rocket propellant around you going very very very very high so things could have gone much much worse and it's just great that the escape system works so well i flew out to the space station aboard a soyuz rocket myself came back in the soyuz capsule on my fourth mission and so you know kind of brought me back to what it's like being in that vehicle and imagining going through this kind of emergency aboard but as you heard from the
transmissions the crew was very calm very professional and they did everything sadly right meanwhile the crew will board the international space station at the time had more than a bird's eye view of what happened and captured the moment on camera two we can show you these images taken by the current space station commander alexander you can just about my cat there and white streaks of smoke from the rockets and his team were ready to welcome back colleagues on board but then could only watch helplessly as they saw the astronauts incredible the sky shortly afterwards commander jumped on to twitter to express his really. i'm glad that our friends are fine thanks to more than a thousand rescue workers this day has again shown how great the so uses despite a false start the crew was safely brought back to earth space travel is tough but we must go on for the benefit of humanity alex is doing well i have some contacts there's some gas into so he is in
a good shape he is not at all afraid he trusts into so us. so therefore now he will he might or he might have to stay a little bit longer in the stations and plant is you know change of plans so we're looking forwards to not only using also use for the next astronauts but also has some of our so we do not see there is a change in plan. now there's still no major breakthrough in the case of the prominent saudi journalist who vanished almost two weeks ago he was last seen entering the saudi consulate in istanbul on october the second no one though was heard from him since so he has not officially keys riyadh of being involved but some reports do claim its intelligence services have evidence that not only was a shogi kidnapped but he was also taught should and killed saudi arabia very strongly denies the accusations and has offered help in investigating the case but
the lack of information on a sensitive topic like this is prompted multiple media reports to some news outlets have alleged that the u.s. intercepted saudi discussion of a plan to capture the journalist claiming the saudi crown prince ordered an operation to you and the tank. others say that turkish officials haven't already a recording of the journalist murder said to have been recorded on his smart watch although many to you say that this is highly unlikely prank or has more now on the journalist mysterious disappearance. 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 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 is extremely third inning that this incident took place in a country move for a long time so i still hold out hope god willing we will not find ourselves in a situation we do not want to 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 the saudi kingdom is 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 is 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 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. well washington says it is worried about the incident you however it was not the u.s. president who voiced concern to some u.s. senate is a raging tough action if saudi involvement is confirmed if we find though that they were complicit or directors of the way. over the edge of what was appropriate this is serious we need to get the facts and i know that's startling proposition for the united states congress that we should get the facts before we act if this did
happen it is increasingly likely that something bad happened to this man at the hands of the saudi government has contempt for us. disrespectful to. the president has promised to punish saudi officials if their involvement is proven but also stressed his desire to protect america's multi-billion dollar business with the gulf kingdom. terrible to discuss thing 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. you know is that to this as a business when i think it affects a little bit. relationship between you not just. gonna go up and doesn't worry 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. some money 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 in terms of the petro dollar is very they're tired and they're tired and 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. so germany now where the very is holding local elections today that could have national significance in the country's ruling coalition this is the thing reports. while the polls and now a and the various sets of former regional governments by the end of the day sister party
real action polls show us that the c.s.a. are expected to suffer a loss if so voters are thought to be leaving towards the end they feel tempted to germany party they're set to make their debut with around ten percent of the phase but those who don't like the strong rhetoric of the f.d.a. are tending towards the left towards the greens who are expected to make around twenty percent of the votes this is very well known among the journalists and also among the people who are the seers who is kind of copying our program who is the losing massive losing the people we got the big part of off their electorates. will be issues to the voters they're also thought to be punishing the c.s.u. of issues such as immigration has pushed the c.d.u.
atmosphere to breaking point and the c s e's top party candidate thinks he knows who's to blame these are all numbers that are heavily influenced by burl in politics i do not want to burn incense situation in the bavarian state parliaments internal disputes hurts no matter what causes them i admit that things can get better in berlin but if you let your own personal ambition take over it becomes impossible to govern so with the pre elections. anything to gain by voters attending away from the centrist parties and this is could be a worrying sign for america but let's look at also what the states have been very accepting the prize it's one of the states that held the lowest rates of unemployment is also the hub of the car manufacturer at b.m.w. but at the brink of the economic crisis it took in the second highest number of migrants across germany but people do say that the area is the backbone of the german economy but they will wait to see if when the votes come in tonight to see if the c.s.u. can hold on to its majority all it will be forced to go into
a coalition which could rattle german politics. keeping a close eye on tuesday one of the high profile members in the trumpet ministration announced his resignation he has only stepped down as the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. taking most officials immediate by surprise so let's look back then i'm. all for against all 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 toward 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 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.
just ahead of the u.s. midterm elections the full scope of the clintons drumming up democratic support for the midterms and getting hillary fighting fit so you for another run perhaps at the white house and have a look at that in detail. you know world's big partners. and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that mainstream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smart we need to stop slamming the door. and shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the troops
the time is now we're watching closely watching the hawks. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy. let it be an arms race. spearing dramatic development is only going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time to sit down and talk. welcome back to the weekly now the united states midterm elections are less than a month away with both the democrats and republicans appearing to grow increasingly animated and spoken to and there's
a lot at stake because polls this week do show only a six percent gap in support between the two parties with the democrats leading with forty seven percent kind of. campaign protocols have been torn up in the current political climate. i may not 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 we. know.
they go low we keep it right. and some sectors of the us public are pretty clearly ready for battle. i let. me. be. worried because greece. some republicans are now warning that the chaos could turn deadly i fear that there's going to be an assassination i really worry this somebody is going to be coup and that those who are ratcheting up the conversation they have to realize they bear some responsibility if this elevates to violence after the senator's personal information was released online
his family is on edge you know i felt incredibly threatened and frightened and i had been frightened when rand left for d.c. that monday because you know what if the new message is get out in their face get in people's face but republicans are also out for blood to the democrats every come to extreme too dangerous to cover they've gone wacko. handed matchups to an arsonist and you don't give power to an angry left wing mob and that's what the demo. threats of being. was 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 and r.t. new york meanwhile a big tour is about to kick off in the united states starring form a couple the clintons which some do suspect is a precursor to hillary clinton preparing for a third shot at the white house. if
you're looking to get up and. with bill or hillary clinton you're in luck bill and you know if hillary clinton are going on tour thirteen city tour with former president bill clinton former secretary of state hillary clinton. america is great because america is good for. the upcoming may twenty nineteen around the time that 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 aaa is allergic. to the basket of deplorable she's guilty is what was his response and that was. a rather have a puppet as president or no props today no you know the russian. russian football stars are being investigated on the video of the man. legibly attacking two government officials in a moscow cafe and another man in the street a court decided to place alexander court in empowerment in pretrial detention until december the eighth they both face charges of hooliganism and could now face years in jail the plays and have apologized for their actions our sports correspondent. has more. and i 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 from quest of that very same moment won 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 moscow and collapsed 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 casts a shadow on all russian football the words of five local of course are echoed in the reactions coming from the russian premier league and the both respective clubs senate st petersburg and crossed 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 hooligans in football we are waiting for a legal assessment from the respective agencies but from a human and 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 the 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 pretorius for their misdemeanors according to
was caught several times reckless driving in moscow in his bentley where he was pictured in the south are set your wedding firing off pistols in the 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. report and maybe more than we can hear an article about with more than half an hour. her. goal make this manufacture come sentenced to public wealth. when the ruling classes and protect themselves. in the financial merry go round certainly the one percent. we can
all middle of the room signals. the real news is really cold. i don't have faith in this government official of president i don't have face in the system i swear i'm god it's all right i'm too liberal the system is not decided for people like me . they are struggling. to find people who are here for different reasons the loss of job loss. most people in philadelphia only a ballot two paychecks away from homelessness. i've been
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