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tv   DW News - News  Deutsche Welle  October 22, 2018 1:00pm-1:15pm CEST

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this is d.w. news live from berlin nuclear talks in gratia amid threats of a new arms race the united states dispatches its national security advisor to moscow for tough talks on arms control that's after washington said it is ready to withdraw from an historic treaty on intermediate range missiles also coming out german chancellor angela merkel says she's ready to suspend arms exports to saudi arabia critics have condemned riyadh for the killing all journalist jamal khashoggi . and in sports lewis hamilton's bid to win assist formula one world championship
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passageways another week as jimmy reichen and storms to victory in the us grand prix but take a look at the best of the action from texas. i'm sumi so much got to thank you for joining us u.s. national security adviser john bolton is in moscow today for what could be tough talks on arms control that's after washington announced it would withdraw from a nuclear arms agreement with russia u.s. president donald trump accused russia of violating a thirty year old treaty on intermediate range missiles and threatened a fresh arms race with moscow. this is what the drama is about medium range nuclear ballistic missiles that have been on a self-imposed by the u.s. and russia since the end of the one nine hundred eighty s. that may be about to change u.s. authorities believe russia may have developed weapon systems like these in breach
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of the intermediate range nuclear forces treaty. we're not going to let them violate a nuclear agreement they go out and do weapons and we're not allowed to wear the ones that have stayed in the agreement and we bonded greatly but russia has not fortunately wanted the agreement so we're going to terminate a break but we're going to pull out. the kremlin has denied trump's allegations saying it has not produced any missiles that are prohibited by the i.n.f. treaty the prospect of a unilateral u.s. withdrawal has caused shock in moscow. the i.n.f. treaty was seen as a major breakthrough in nuclear security when it was ratified by former soviet president mikhail gorbachev and u.s. president ronald reagan in one nine hundred eighty seven it came after a tense period of confrontation in the heart of europe with very short flight times nuclear annihilation of european capitals was only five to fifteen minutes away trump has said the u.s.
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will start developing these capabilities again if russia and china don't agree to stop have to develop those weapons unless russia comes to us and china comes to us and they all come to us and they say let's really get smart and let's none of us develop those weapons china is not a signatory of the pact and has been investing heavily in land based missiles now some observers fear it could be joined by russia and the u.s. in a new arms race. today because emily share with us following the story for us from moscow hi emily good to see you what we actually have you seen there trumps announcement to pull the u.s. out of this through. well of russia is certainly taking this announcement very seriously they've been warning of dangerous consequences today there's been a statement from the kremlin spokesman who said that the u.s. this u.s. move would actually make the world a more dangerous place but we also have seen from the russian side
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a kind of warning that this move could also trigger a kind of tit for tat reaction that any actions will be met with reactions as the foreign minister of state gay lover off said today so kind of certainly the specter of a new arms race is hanging heavy over moscow today meanwhile we said u.s. national security advisor john bolton is in moscow he will meet with vladimir putin and sergey lavrov this was a planned visit but still just what can we expect from these talks. while the kremlin spokesperson has said today that putin and bolton will certainly discuss the i.n.f. treaty their meeting tomorrow and arms the arms are supposed are supposed to are going to be excuse me a big topic today as well when foreign minister sergey lavrov meets bolton he said that in the meeting tonight he will ask bolton for an official explanation and to
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kind of give him not intentions the intentions of the u.s. but actually concrete decisions so we'll see have to that will have to see what comes out of that meeting today you know just briefly we've heard donald trump repeatedly accused russia rather of repeatedly violating this agreement is he right in those accusations. well this isn't the first time that the u.s. has leveled these accusations at russia under the obama administration as well the u.s. administration said that russia was violating this agreement and nato has also come out recently and said that russia was violating the agreement what's happening here is that the u.s. says that russia is testing and deploying an intermediate range missile which is prohibited under the agreement and russia says that actually the missile can't fly as far as the u.s. think thinks and therefore it's not prohibited under under this agreement so russia today as well and in the last few days has certainly been denying those accusations again. when forest from moscow thank you ali.
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let's catch up now on some other stories making headlines around the world nineteen people are dead and dozens more injured after two buses crashed in eastern point job in pakistan police say both buses were speeding when they collided twelve members of one family died in the accident and authorities said the death toll may rise. israeli security forces have shot dead a palestinian man who attacked a soldier with a knife in the israeli occupied west bank the soldier survived the attack it is the latest in a series of deadly incidents that have increased tensions in the west bank this month. australian prime minister scott morrison has officially apologized to thousands of victims of child sexual abuse he admitted the state had failed to protect children in institutions like churches and orphanages the apology comes a year after an official inquiry revealed widespread child abuse over many decades . u.s. president donald trump says full assets are being made to stop the progress of
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thousands of one door and migrants making their way to the u.s. border he says they have to apply for asylum in mexico and if they don't the u.s. will turn them away the good crossed into mexico from guatemala over the weekend. german chancellor angela merkel has backed a ban on arms exports to saudi arabia following the killing of journalist in the saudi consulate in istanbul the international community has raised doubts over riyadh's official account of casualties death as well as a claim that the country's crown prince had no part in it. has promised to reveal the results of turkey's own investigation so this is previously unseen c.c.t.v. footage of jamal khashoggi seen goodbye to his fiance it was the last time she saw him she waited for hours in front of the saudi consulate on her husband to be was killed inside the saudi foreign minister described it as a tremendous mistake. this took place outside the scope of their authority there
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obviously was a tremendous mistake made and what compounded the mistake was to come to try to cover up we are determined to uncover every stone we are determined to find out all the facts while riyadh denies the involvement of crown prince ben psalm on the international community remain skeptical observers questioned whether casualties death was indeed caused by a fistfight the possible premeditated nature of his killing seems to be underlined by the arrival and same day departure of fifteen saudi men reported to be inside the consulate on the day he died. on sunday evening turkish president. and u.s. president donald trump agreed in a phone call on the need to clarify the to showcase one said his country would disclose the result of its investigation in the coming days. what. we are looking for justice here and this will be revealed in all its naked truth
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that through some ordinary steps all its naked. britain france and germany also reacted in a statement condemning the killing and demanding clarification. the alternative is a party that we condemn this act in the strongest terms there is an urgent need to clarify what happened this issue is far from having been cleared up those responsible is still not held accountable they can shaft it's all look i agree with all those who say that the already limited on that sports can continue in the situation with currently in the shots in the stand in them on leaks and. saudi arabia is germany's second largest market for arms sales observers say freezing arms exports to the kingdom could weigh on bilateral ties for years to come. more on the story with our political correspondent. we just
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heard there saudi arabia is the second largest buyer of german arms jet the conflict in yemen hasn't stopped the germans from selling weapons to the country so do you think that jamal khashoggi death might be the final straw. well you have to say first of all that in fact the conflict in german has had some effect on german all of the exports in the agreement of the coalition parties that are governing at the moment in other words i'm going back with conservatives and the social democrats there is a clause that says all this will be sold no german all this will be solved to countries that are involved in that conflict and that obviously includes saudi arabia so it's clear that no new exports to saudi arabia are going to be approved under these circumstances as long as there's a the war in yemen going on the question is now what's happening with the contracts arms exports that have been approved before hand and those have until recently been
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approved routinely as it were in fact to the value of four hundred seventy million euros this year alone and the question is what is going to happen to those exports at the moment and that's that remains unclear just minutes ago the german government spokesman was asked again and again and it seems unclear that the government it seems that the government itself is not quite clear what it's going to do about existing contracts whether or not on the exports that have been approved before hand on are going to be stopped are going to be frozen and hands what about the reactions to the kushal she chased case you know riyadh saying that he died during a fight in the saudi consulate in istanbul and the crown prince didn't know anything about it it seems that germany and other western powers are willing to buy that version of events. yes indeed they are really emphasizing that again and again that they feel that the information that has been given by the saudi side so far is insufficient that there are more questions than answers and information that has
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come out of riyadh and that there is strong pressure from the international community not only from germany but from the european union as a whole and especially from the largest countries in the european union great britain france and germany who. jointly demanded clearing up exactly what happened in the consulate in istanbul and depending on what facts actually get revealed then there may be further steps taken against saudi arabia depending on that all of this obviously hinges on the question of how much influence these countries can possibly have and saudi arabia germany has been struggling in the last year or so to keep a dialog open with saudi arabia the german foreign minister at the time about a year ago q saudi arabia of engaging in adventurous behavior in the region and as a result saudi arabia cut off diplomatic relations with germany those were just
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restored last month so it's very very difficult actually to maintain some dialogue with saudi arabia at the moment did his hands brown for us to talk to you sports now on sundays formula one action so british driver lewis hamilton sail in his bid to secure a fifty world championship with three races remaining as ferrari's kimmie reichen and stormed to victory in the us grand prix germany sebastian vettel meanwhile fought back after a difficult start to finish fourth and remain within touching distance of the mercedes driver in the overall standings. position in a potentially title winning you a scrum pre the dream scenario for lewis hamilton. and things were about to get even better as rivals best team fettle spun out following a collision on the lap. but fences ferrari teammate kimi reichl wasn't about to make life easy for hamilton repeatedly forcing the british drivers' attempts to regain the elite. the surprise emergence of red bulls next to stepan but it started
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in eighteenth position gave habited a new headache and contributed to a nail biting final few laps. festivals recovery is a full meanwhile meant hamilton would have to finish second to wrap up the title. but rockin and finished up in health hates the hamilton victory parade. will proceed big congratulations to the kimmy you did a great job today no mistakes get a great start and manage your own way so i think on our behalf also. the second did a great job as well i mean he was it was an aside but a tie the knot at the end so naturally a bit of a struggle. of next we thought we would have been out to do better but this is the best we were able to do the end of first groom for you victory for rockin since twenty thirty as hamilton is forced to wait another week to seal the feat world title. you're watching news still the comp italy's banks are in
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trouble again while growing in the e.u. are at loggerheads over government spending now moving says downgraded the country's credit rating to one notch above junk status. gardell first has that story and also business headlines coming up in one minute. i'm not going to think out of the gym well i guess sometimes i am but less than nothing which. sticks deep into the german culture of looking at the stereotype question that you seem to see from countries that i know. you know even seen the picture his grandmother did you know it's all about her by.


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