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they came a wedgwood lead to interrogate but ended up killing saudi arabia is reportedly planning to admit that journalists. die in an interrogation that went wrong or happened inside the saudi consulate in istanbul was it an accident or was a journalist an el spoken critic of the saudi crown prince was the silenced forever on purpose i'm burned off in berlin this is the day. job it is awful to me. it sounded like he. had faults our secret had no knowledge of the world is what the world is.
for to get to the bottom of it we expect despondency expect to county i think. completely on the same page with our american friends and it sounds to me like maybe it is. also coming up tonight a battleground bavaria in sunday's election was a disaster for the center right and the center left alaska a conservative ally of chancellor i'm going to america what happens next and what should happen next. people have lost a lot of trust in us that's good what can we do better what must we have voight. died and this was not so to me shots for munich it was kind of. isn't what we're all prepared for the grand coalition to fall apart. we begin the day with what could be
a shocking developments in the disappearance of a salty journalist in saudi arabia is reportedly planning to admit that journalists jamal threshold he was killed when an interrogation went terribly wrong a few weeks ago the washington post reporter entered the consulate of saudi arabia in stamboul and was never seen again did saudi interrogators kill him by accident or his wife and turkish authorities say the journalist he was an outspoken critic of the saudi crown prince they say he was murdered. the turkish police reportedly have visual evidence showing that he was killed inside the consulate. disappeared on october second for the past two weeks riyadh has denied any in the mall or earlier this evening a joint turkish solti team was seen entering the consulate to search for clues just out words later that first report that mr khan show you perhaps did indeed die
inside the consulate. and of course that is a new development in this story tonight we want to go now to our correspondent you leon she's in istanbul on this story let's pick up we don't know any more about the report from c. in yulia about saudi arabia possibly preparing to admit that this was an interrogation that went wrong that became deadly for this journalist but let's talk about the consulate inside what are these investigators we assume they're still in the investigating what are they looking for. well brant this is of course a day turkish investigators have been waiting for they have been waiting for the saudis to finally give them for a mission to enter and search the saudi consulate the consul's a residence and to also ask some questions to employees and staff so this is the day this happened the turkish investigators
a went inside the condition was that this is a joint turkish saudi probe and we've just heard from one person familiar with the investigation on the turkish side that they have been looking for forensic evidence and although the crime scene has been as he said polluted so it was very different difficult to find anything over there they say they secured some evidence but they still need to do further tests before they would go public this person was again speaking on the condition of staying anonymous so the the bigger question all day was of course what will this investigation team still be able to find as you mentioned it's been two weeks since jamal went to missing and earlier today as if to you know make a point there is very interesting the. cleaning crew went inside this building with a mops and trash bags walking past the journalists and everybody was of course
wondering and debate started again over the credibility of this whole investigation but now that it's started something has to come out some kind of forensic evidence maybe or some statement and even maybe this reports that c.n.n. is reporting on now. it does beg the question why even while this investigation to start now if two weeks. cleaning. could be a crime scene. well maybe it is as c.n.n. reports the saudis are slowly slowly preparing for making a statement for such a report explaining the situation maybe blaming it as c.n.n. reports and i quote on on some rogue element someone in the saudi a killing team or a kidnapping team that then committed a mistake and killed him basically or the pressure has just you know become too
much i mean the europeans france germany britain asking for a thorough investigation in his disappearance the u.s. creating pressure as well so now like the world is basically demanding answers from the saudis they need to deliver and they conscious make this whole story this whole scandal go away a correspondent you know you handle the story for us tonight in stamboul and you think you were u.s. secretary of state mike painter was on his way to saudi arabia president trump sent peo after speaking earlier today by phone with the saudi king spoke with reporters after that phone call and without offering any evidence offered his own theory about what happened to that missing journalist phyllis. we are. going to leave nothing on coverage with that being said the king friendly denies any knowledge of it. he didn't really know maybe i don't want to get
a good sign but it sounded to me like maybe the big road killers. were going to try getting to the bottom of a very what is was a flat denial are there was the u.s. president there speaking earlier today let's take this now to the u.s. capital washington our correspondent on simmons is on the story for us good evening to you so the u.s. president there saying perhaps it was rogue killers we've got to see it in reports that it was an interrogation that went wrong accident or murder we don't know as are many reaction in washington. well the media reacts here and loudly and it's with or experts on this media quoted on the media the local media the domestic media and they all shaking their heads and are a little bit in all actually about what the president said they're offering a different or alternative narrative of what might have had happened and there's
also speculation here and now not with the g.o.p. and republicans who were very critical about the president being so soft on saudi arabia for the last few days or weeks five days a lot also speculation if the saudis didn't take a cue from what the president actually said said there may be roped killers involved and now the saudis came if this is true what c.n.n. reports and they're referring and putting this on to sources they have actually talked to they say that if that's true that the saudis come out and now say. taken this to you from the president saying like oh there was an investigation going wrong and there will be consequences of course for those who have botched this interview which was apparently plans to happen in the consulate in turkey. some critics have been saying that the u.s. president has basically been doing the bidding for the saudis if you will by offering to change the narrative any and you know throwing the term rogue killers
out there for people to consider what effect would you say is this having though on u.s. solti relations. well the president apparently things are the u.s. is maybe or the u.s. i mean is the trumpet restoration things probably that they are in a limit of a pickle one thing is to send secretary of state compared to investigate to saudi arabia and he after that will go to turkey too and have a stop there and of course it's not to be expected that mr pompei was coming back to washington shrugging his shoulders they're like ok they told me they're not they didn't do anything and with this the whole thing is over that's not going to happen here the united states made and you will remember this last year a very significant arms deal with saudi arabia one hundred ten billion dollars worth of weapons technology cyber security to all g.
sold to or going to be sold to the saudis saudi is saudi arabia is a key ally for the united states the trumpeters ration. uses saudi arabia and acknowledges saudi arabia as a core element of the middle east trying to g. which is aimed against iran firmly so all of this doesn't bode too well for the relationship between saudi arabia and the united states so there are some here who say of course that's the reason why mr frum wants to keep borders fairly calm with saudi arabia and then you have u.s. turkish relations in this calculus we know that the relations have been strained and then you had the release this week or last week rather of that u.s. pastor who had been under house arrest in turkey you know speculation has been high that trump struck some kind of a deal with earlier one and here's what trump had to say. we had no deal with syria
he will make deals he deals for hamas is a prisoner. but i will tell you that i feel much differently about thirty days that i felt about them two days ago i have a very good feeling what should be two days ago i did not know that l. . so are we talking about tonight turkish u.s. relations are on better footing than us solti relations. i would say better but they have not necessarily better but they have definitely improved from what they just still were a few days ago the president just said it the release of pastor branson two of back to the united states and now the corporation a parent corporation of turkey a turkish investigative entities in this. case with the united states the turks are fairly open about what they find and communicating with the united states i think the president of the as an us and trumpet ministration is.
fairly aware of that this is a turkish effort to smooth. things out there too because as you know president prime saw himself forced to increase tariffs on turkey and that didn't do. much good for the turkish economy so i guess it's fair to say that turkey is trying to. smooth things out with the united states and it appears that mr trump president trump and his administration are acknowledging this and well let's see what's in the next chapter in the nearest u.s. relationships are the correspondents to find some months on the story for us in washington stefan thank you. well police here in germany say that they have not ruled out the possibility that a hostage taking earlier today was motivated by terrorism it happened at the main railway station in the city of cologne in western germany police stormed
a pharmacy inside the station to free a hostage who had been held for two hours now the assault which was carried out by special security forces left the suspect seriously injured the hostage and we understand one other person sustained minor injuries and are being treated for the us. of police combed the station for clues about what could have possibly been the suspect moved. through. what makes us think it was more than a hostage taking is that he had flammable liquid and among other things several gas canisters. of the small ones used for camping and this was an area where he was holding hostage. two of the gas canisters were strapped together with duct tape. with a germany released an accomplice in the september eleventh attacks on the united
states from prison and deported him to morocco and the most hostile deck was arrested back in two thousand and one sentenced in two thousand and seven to fifteen years in prison on that was for his role in the deaths of two hundred forty six people who were on board one of the hijacked planes used in those attacks german authorities have deported him to morocco they say that he that will prevent him from returning to germany and before he turns ninety years old. on nine eleven two thousand and one al-qaeda terrorists took control of full passenger planes full of civilians and threw them into the world trade center and the pentagon and a fourth crashed into a field in pennsylvania roughly three thousand people were killed the terrorist attacks were the largest ever saw it they were put into action by a group of young men in germany which became known as the hamburg terrorist cell
one of the most sadik the moroccan student was the only man to be sentenced in connection with the attacks it took more than five years of trials and appeals for germany to convict him he was sentenced to fifteen years for being an accessory to the murders of two hundred forty six people aboard the hijacked planes and a membership of a terrorist organization. that never denied being friends with the hijackers but says he knew nothing about the nine eleven plans he was brought from this prison in hamburg to the city's airport for deportation to morocco he's banned from returning to germany until his ninetieth birthday by the authorities who still deem him dangerous back home in morocco his wife and children awful to be waiting for him. to win back the voters trust following disasters election results for her coalition partners in bavaria all the numbers out of the southern german state make for some
painful reading here in berlin you know the c.s.u. of the bavarian wing of merkel's conservatives took a ten point hit losing their absolute majority where did those votes go the greens made huge gains and so did the right wing. so for democrats which is another partner in miracles government they were also punished at the ballot box. or leaders of the three coalition parties are meeting the find a way forward after voters delivered what is being described as a resulting slap for germany's political mainstream. berlin the morning after the bavarian state of actions made one thing very clear germans are fed up with their coalition government. dangerous animal here and heard the warnings i must know that this was a just me surely make up like it was an improper cannon final that's the one thing that is very good only a lot is that things cannot go on the way they are always trying to carry
consequences to see if it's ok to talk i'm going to marco has been on the end of sharp criticism he sees mistakes made in berlin as a contributing factor to the losses of his sister party in the various. the us and i thought i'm good click looking back at the formation of the government in the last twelve months it's clear that people have lost a lot of trust in us that also goes for the union party used to see you and the sea as he where you would expect common ground. and that's why until now we have not been able to be clear about what the grand coalition has achieved doit lish mom quanta but it was the social democrats who suffered most on the night losing half of their votes as a very. the party leaders it's increasingly difficult to justify why the s.p.d. is still propping up the coalition government that's kind of. what we do best and my what must we have all you tell us we don't have to try that everything and governments are bad and they just links are contributed to the fact that issues
that were asked to the populace didn't get through the stick he did mention. could lose in. a new poll suggested that eighty eight percent of s.p.d. party members would prefer to leave the grand coalition. now senior figures are wondering whether it would be better to stay or. what is clear is that just because the s.p.d. and its members had good reasons for joining a coalition not to leave the country at the mercy of the rightwing condom doesn't mean we will stay in at all pies. the liberals who only just managed to scrape their way into parliament are ready to capitalise on any collapse. isn't. that prepared for the grand coalition to form of tarps and everything that scenario could bring. into. the debate continues to simmer behind the scenes but come the next day selections and hasn't in two weeks time things could well
come to a head. you know as we just heard there voters go to the polls in the state of hessen later this month if the polls are right germany's coalition parties the s.p.d. and the c.d.u. are said to suffer further heavy losses all the talk about the fate of this government i'm joined tonight here at the table by patrick symmes borg he is a member of the c.d.u. that is i'm going to conservatives and a member of the german parliament is going to see you again. what happened in the very yesterday and president and your sister party got only forty one percent so you've never seen that before that low. and now you're looking at in just two weeks time having another unprecedented loss in another state how much longer how many more hits can. you'd say before you say we're no longer qualified to govern i think the results yesterday were quite bad it was unsatisfying but we'll see different results it has been because we have a good government there from the city you and the greens they did very good work in
the last years so i think the results for the city will be much better than we see the last sunday for the c.c. you will explain this isn't going to our viewers what's the logic there then if you have if you have not so bad results in one state after you've had horrible results in your largest state how can that be a good development of course a performance in the berlin of the collision was not that good in the last month we developed step by step the issues in a coalition treaty but nevertheless we had lots of our views we had different opinions in the government and that's not something the voters like we heard last night have to vote in the bay area from all of the parties there was the blame game in what i when i noticed that all of the parties they wanted to blame the government here in berlin the federal government. can't the chancellor can't she do something there to stop that can't she basically fire her interior minister who has
been the thorn in her side in a very a the whole time i think the strongest thing i can do is convince her ministers that's a strength that she have so in the end she still have the strength did she have that power now in her fourth term i think so i think so she has and we have a good coalition treaty and we solved a lot of problems we have a new master plan of migration or interior minister has to work and elaborate step by step so there's a lot of work in front of us we already did many steps so i think the coalition has this package of work in the next month so it should be better not arguing not to spin it you still had these huge losses in the very so why do you think the. in hazard in two weeks' time you're going to have results that you can be proud of i think the problem is not that the must supply migration the problem the problem was we don't have unity in the coalition between our social partners socialist partners between the conservative party and we have to bring this unity back to our
coalition and then we'll see better results i think the issues that we work on are quite good the current governments we know that there is after the first two years of this government there's a kind of a time where you reevaluating things is that going to be the time when america is going to parachute out and maybe the government as we know what will end is that is that what we're aiming for i don't think so nobody in the coalition has got an interest in ending this coalition ending this government because the socialist party they are something around ten percent twelve percent thirteen percent it depends we are in the situation where we have to strengthen our positions so nobody in this coalition has got really an interest in ending is just in the whole parliament and the federal parliament just the ultra right wing party has got an interest in it when the world looks at the development of politics in germany we hear time and time again is germany still reliable is it still stable is it the
rock of europe definitely i think germany is still playing a leading role in the european union we're bringing things forward in the my ration issue for example we supporting the commission by its plan step by step i think we are taking a lots of burden sharing about the issues military issues we discussed in the two percent target of the nato in the budget next week so in the end we are doing our part in the european union but on the other side i think our government our coalition has too much discussions about the importance issues and that has to be ended ok what should start happening tomorrow in your. opinion then to ensure that this government does not collapse of tomorrow we have to show that we go to work do our things that the voters voted us for and we as a party we had to concentrate in the elections and hasn't so we want to use i think
it's very very important of the voters will recognize that in the elections in two weeks or will we will hold you to wait and see what happens in two weeks definitely this is a very as always we appreciate you coming in and talking with us thank you. a break with no deal it looks more likely after talks between britain and the e.u. stalled once again on sunday the sticking point how to avoid a physical border between northern ireland in britain and the irish republic even german chancellor angela merkel she is losing hope of a break. we cannot let this disagreement director and the prospects of a good deal and leave us with a no deal outcome that no one wants i continue to believe that a negotiated deal is the best outcome for the u.k. and for the european union i continue to believe that such a deal is achievable to avoid of course we want the u.k. to have an orderly exit from the e.u. but know if there's any price. highs if we don't sources that this week we need to
carry on negotiating but the pressure is on the exit supposed to happen on march thirty first twenty nineteen. but will britain be out of the e.u. by the time the u.k.'s latest royal baby is born kensington palace says that prince harry and his wife the duchess of sussex are expecting their first baby in the spring boy or girl it could be britain's first voyage baby since the one nine hundred seventy s. you won't be born in new citizen but if your royal doesn't really matter. that's they as always a conversation continues online every member no matter what happens between now and then tomorrow is another day we'll see that everybody.
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