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this is deja vu news live from berlin germany's diplomatic efforts in libya yield a potential breakthrough rebel commander cliff often says he will attend the berlin conference this weekend and has committed in principle to a cease fire but he said that before as libya a central transit country for refugees remains locked in conflict also coming up. the scars of the trade war as china registers its weak it just economic expansion
in decades how much cooling in the world's 2nd biggest economy takes. a 100 lawmakers of the u.s. senate are sworn in to act as jurors in the impeachment trial of president trump as the articles of impeachment are read out new evidence implicates the president over his dealings with ukraine. that is fashion week here in berlin sustainability one of the main themes this year so here's an idea recycle your jeans you can fit your old jeans into the spreading machine and shreds can be combined with new cotton to make you guess that more jeeps. i brought thomas great to have you with us this morning we start this program in libya where there appears to be a breakthrough in efforts to secure truce in the civil war there. the german
foreign minister heiko moss has announced that the powerful rebel leader khalifa hof star has agreed in principle to abide by a cease fire is also expected to attend an international summit here in berlin over the weekend now germany and the european union are pushing of course for stability in libya to help stem the flow of migrants making the dangerous journey across the mediterranean. this could be the truce the international community was hoping for germany has been weighing in ahead of the peace conference should do it for sunday in berlin german foreign minister must meet with the libyan general in benghazi on thursday and head of the talks must sit have time had recognized the need for a truce if not yet formally. after has agreed to respect a cease fire agreement regardless of the fact that he hasn't signed it earlier this week not so extraordinarily important. back in berlin german chancellor angela
merkel also welcome tough times assurances that he would stick to the ceasefire this is. good news that he's willing to upset the ceasefire we need to have that to start with. then at the libya conference we need to see above all that the weapons and go as a tier 2 again which was basically agreed through the un but unfortunately has not been respected. but 1st of all i think this commitment is good news and. general have turned his rival the head of the un recognized libyan government . will take part in the talks alongside representatives of 11 nations as well as several international organizations the united nations and the european union welcomed the talks and urged all parties to engage constructively towards ending the fighting the conference where i am to address a permanent cease fire in libya the implementation of the u.n. go and renewed political efforts on all sides to reach
a lasting peace. let's bring in our chief political editor michelle coaster for more on this good morning to you michelle the german foreign minister as saying that half hour will come for berlin for talks over the weekend an international conference is planned and that he will abide by a cease fire very importantly but he walked out on a truce deal in moscow just days ago so why would you stick to this one. well he hasn't in his many words promised that he would actually attend yes but he said he would certainly make a contribution so yes there are hopes that he will come and he simply cons forward to ignore the fact that both countries that support him and oppose him are sitting down at the table in berlin libya since gadhafi was in fact moment out of my i wouldn't say office but out of the dictatorship and providing that stability in libya that particular western part as values libya has been descending
into not just civil rule but also a proxy war between other countries the fact that more than a dozen countries will be sitting down at the weekend in the straits and while khalifa haftar wouldn't put his signet so on the dotted line to that truce he knows at the very least he has to listen and he has to be at the table because other countries might stake out who has power in libya without him ok michel is very important you mentioning the dimensions the scope of libya's importance for the region libya has become a focal point for global power brokers and regional power brokers of course as well as a jumping off point for thousands of refugees and migrants heading to europe so let's take a look now at some of the players in libya and their interests. strongman general highly for hafter wants tripoli.
together with his libyan national army he hopes to capture the country's capital and take full control of this oil rich nation. and it's partly because of oil russia and turkey have weighed in on either side of this conflict with turkey behind fires alsa raja's un backed government and russia supporting have to . moscow has denied reports it sent a messenger is to reinforce the general's fighters but on thursday turkey confirmed it had started deploying troops to help in tripoli despite a un arms embargo. with libya's so unstable the fear of resurgent islamist terror has worried many european countries but other factors mean the e.u. is split over its alliances. officially the tripoli based government has the
backing of europe including germany but italy has openly supported general haftar who it sees as crucial in stemming the flow of migrants across the mediterranean and france's concerns over terrorism as well as its interests in libya's oil wealth has pushed towards with the e.u. sufficiently line there are claims it's given covert military help to general hafta earlier this week peace talks in moscow broke down. despite the many interests at stake and the players involved germany seems to term and to pursue its mediation role. which even if a ceasefire is agreed the road to peace looks long and bumpy. with so many interests at play this could be the beginning of a very important process. for this conference why is it so important for germany
specifically and for the u. . well it's important because it's basically the european union's front yard and it's a statistically important region not just because of migration but because of also stability in the saw home region just below and to the recently also put an emphasis on how crucial it is to get some kind of stability that the fact that libya got this fog that it descended into chaos is an embarrassment for the european union with countries finding themselves on different sides of this front line. backing the u.n. at the same time doing separate deals with general haftar but also regional almost warlords one could say at the same time they are limits to how much you can achieve militarily in libya will have to has claimed most of the territory for now at the same time if you talk to actors in the region who doesn't really seem to have the
backing in the libyan population so if the e.u. wants to get this under control before it actually reaches european shores there's a broad recognition now after years of simply ignoring the issue that they need to get their act together and least find a common line the other big diplomatic project the iran nuclear deal clearly has failed so the e.u. needs to prove that it can do international diplomacy ok so the news a win here and there's a lot at stake not just with migration of course but what about the prospects of this conference what's it looking like. well the government really didn't want to say what the benchmark is for calling this a success but reading between the lines the fact that all these actors are sitting down together at the table already is one the big question is will they be able to get alms flowing into the country under control we'll wait and see
a report on sunday ok michel we are looking forward to the coverage this weekend thanks very much for that let's get you a brief down some of the other stories making the news today anti-government protesters in beirut have gathered outside the lebanese parliament there angry at the political elite as an unprecedented economic crisis deepens in the country the peaceful demonstration falls 2 nights of violent clashes during which some 100 people were arrested. protesters of accusing curity personnel of using excessive force. every downpours and eastern australia have triggered flash flooding as in many regions already ravaged by catastrophic bushfires staff at the australian reptile park in new south wales were forced into action to save animals by a sudden deleuze there more rain is forecast over the coming days. a 2nd person has died from a mysterious virus in the chinese city of han at least 41 people have become ill
with pneumonia linked to the new virus related to the deadly sars pathogen authorities say a local seafood market is at the center of the outbreak. all china's gross domestic product last year grew at its slowest rate in almost 3 decades we correct sport's largest consumer demand weighing on the world's 2nd biggest economy. economic growth falling to 6 point one percent while that was within the government's target zone it was lower than economists had forecast it was less demand for chinese p.c.'s and phones as well as products affected by the trade war with the us like furniture textiles it's hope that the trade deal signed by beijing and washington this week can improve growth rates. can it wus clifford gounod covered china from beijing for 15 years is following this for us this morning good morning clifford chinese china's growth rate was in its 6 point one percent that's
pretty impressive look at germany's a 0.6 percent why does this matter when i think we've become used to very high growth rates in china it was double digit for many years and so we're kind of addicted to the high growth rates in china lower growth rates aren't as big a problem as you might think because it's a bigger pie basically you're talking at lower growth rate but the economy is bigger why it matters though is that the whole the global economy is now very reliant on china and it needs chinese growth to keep global growth growing because it's the 2nd biggest economy in the world now so that's why we view it we're concerned but at the same time lower growth rates don't necessarily mean a major problem you know how much was slower growth down to the trade war between china and the us it's a big factor. we saw that at the at the end of the year that things ticked up a bit once the signs that were there that there was going to be a deal in place china for many years was reliant on exports and that was a big factor in the economy now we're seeing exports are less important but we also
saw that domestic consumption was a little bit lower as well because of the uncertainty because of the trade war so it was definitely a factor ok what is the slower chinese. growth mean for the overall global economy that's our important question today isn't it is and i mean i think what it means is that. as long as things are as china is investing and spending money the economy keeps growing and that helps the overall economy exporters countries like germany which exports a lot to jar to china are reliant on strong growth in china to keep to keep their economies growing beyond the 0.8 percent that you mentioned your question ok we have the new trade deal signed between beijing and washington to that improve the situation i think it could i think it was definite give. a boost to sentiment markets have been been quite low key because of fears about this trade war escalating i think the fact it doesn't look like it's going to escalate now has been already given a boost to people to people in the markets we've seen in the at the end of the year
as well that the economy is picking up a bit in china because of the resolution in the trade war and we need to see whether the trade war turns into something more meaningful sort of a trade deal turns into something more meaningful so we'll be watching not next but should that happen it could definitely give the overall global economy a boost ok sentiment as ever sold port and clever didn't thanks very much for coming in clover well in the u.s. the 100 members of the senate have been sworn in and act as jurors in the impeachment trial of president the 1st full day of that trial is due on tuesday the republican controlled senate is expected to acquit the president who's called the impeachment process a partisan hoax. so help you god trumps impeachment. in the u.s. history has drawn closer to its climax with the opening of the senate trial a group of 7 impeachment managers from the house arrived just after noon to the
senate chamber where they were announced by the sergeant its own arms reading from a historic script. hear ye hear ye hear ye all persons are commanded to keep silent on pain of imprisonment while the house of representatives is exhibiting to the senate of the united states articles of impeachment against donald john trump president of the united states adam schiff the leader of the prosecution team and the intelligence chair then solemnly read the articles of impeachment. article one abuse of power. the constitution provides that the house of representatives shall have the sole power of impeachment and that the president shall be removed from office on impeachment for and conviction of treason bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors. clearly it was a huge day in u.s.
history but the process isn't simple 100 u.s. senators have had to sign an oath book signifying a pledge of impartiality to promise to act as jurists not politicians and deliver a verdict which could have been the fate of a president or perhaps the constitution although quite how impartiality will prevail is hard to discern leading democrats let their voices to emphasize what was at stake house speaker nancy pelosi talking plainly about the president's alleged illegal acts when i was in grade school there was a sign. on the wall and carter said said what a tangled web we when we practice. you see that more and more and more and all of this this tangled web to just see that the administration is engaged in. in typical fashion however from called the whole process and accused to trot it's being politically driven. it's totally partisan we
had $195.00 to nothing republican votes i guess we got the democrats actually came over to the republican side to get a $195.00 to nothing to save us he will however have to address the charges more formally most likely in written form with cathal consideration from his legal team . our washington correspondent all over solid has been following the impeachment and sent us this it was a big day in u.s. history president trumps impeachment trial has officially begun and 100 senators by the majority republican will now have to decide the fate of the president the big question is can they real. we put party politics aside this time around and the liver a fair and balanced trial they have taken an oath to be impartial but it doesn't look like they can be witnesses will very likely not be allowed and the latest revelations of an associate of president trump's private lawyer might be damning but will hardly change the minds of the republican senators oversell it there still
to come on the show the 2nd half of the bonus league a season kicks off later today with a handful of teams in the top half of the table looking to dethrone the defending champions will look at their chances. first look if you briefed on some of the other stories in the news today more than 1200 migrants got through a police barrier on the border with guatemala trying to join hundreds of others heading for the u.s. presidency staff reporting that hundreds of people passing through a police cordon did so without going through migration protocol. officials unpaired was capital a socio have declared a health emergency after a deadly outbreak of dengue fever authorities say hospitals in the area are struggling to cope after some 1700 suspected cases of the mosquito borne disease since last october at least one person has died. in brazil
a 3rd person has died of suspected poisoning from a batch of craft beer police say they've been contaminated with a toxic chemical used in antifreeze in the back or brewery said he was cooperating with the investigation its products have been recalled. japan has been marking the 25th anniversary of the deadly 7.3 magnitude quake that hit the city of kobe in 1905 quake and in suing fires killed more than 6000 people and destroyed thousands of homes many of the deaths were attributed to the failure to contain the fires and . we have some sports now the german bundesliga is back after its traditional mid-season break with nash day 18 kicking off later today 18 teams will be in action over the next 3 days as top clubs battle for the championship and
relegation strugglers fight to stay in the league. will be able to catch highlights of the matches that are news programs over the weekend let's get a preview now. of what's in store with chris harrington good morning to address morning it sounds like there's something there for everybody this weekend yeah you know i mean the table is is tight at the top that's what the teams are all fighting for the title of course you know friday night kicks off tonight kicks off a fabulous game hosts glad i was a team that was holding on the top of the table for quite some time they slipped up towards the end of the 1st half of the season they dropped to 2nd they have an opportunity to reclaim the table top at least until leipsic kicks off you know put both clubs have new coaches marco rose a glove and david wagner at shelter and we have sound from both coaches ahead of this big kickoff let's take a listen. don't really care that we're facing clock back home friday i
think it's cool a fixture has been picked to reopen the season as it indicates that both teams have done well so far. but we want to keep playing the same way regardless of who we face. down inside you just resolutely stick to our game a style in order to be as all best so nobly nuclear on top and i say what i'm succumb to and us is i think it's great that it's so close in the table especially as we're up to become like expected to be a tight title race and in my social to it it's because i'm cross have mark arose there reaffirming that it is an incredibly tight at the top still a lot to play for i guess the luck to play for who might win this but as you know i mean i'm going to save it to me you know even though i'm going against the grain a lot of my colleagues all say the defending champions byron munich i mean they're 3rd on the table right now we have we can look at the table if we can pull it up we can take a look at that and we have at the top of the table we have
a light sick here we go now as you can see just the point differential is what you need to pay attention to 2 point separate 1st and 2nd 2 points 2nd and 3rd and then you know obviously there's more distance but the top 4 teams leipzig munich men and then salt are right on the outside of champions they contention so they have a lot to play for as well tonight but you know as i said life saved will have the opportunity they kick off on sunday to reclaim the table lead because you only have that 2 point cushion if it's ok what games you think we should be keeping an eye on over the coming days well you know i mentioned one leipsic life surprise package of the season you know in berlin they have a few upsets under their belt you know we have don't mean development as a big signing and in holland you know he's up against outs berg that should be an interesting fixture because this guy holland is a goal scoring you know freak on the pitch at least he was at his former club and then last but not least we have right here at home hits a berlin hosting byron munich you include his men former byron player now coach and
head to berlin there's some the staff in the air about that fixed. and i think a lot of action a lot for to see who gets off on the right foot ok what's going to be your favorite game what are you looking forward to this weekend you know by munich because you know i'm a big fan of you think i like to say is going to be in the last reports are he was injured during the winter transfer with the break but he might be featured on the pitch hopefully is come sunday and then you know we'll see their attempt to defend their title ok and becoming a lot of that action over the weekend chris thanks for that ok. at the australian open qualifiers tennis players have been struggling there with unhealthy air quality despite some qualifying matches being suspended one player having to leave the court organizers promise that the main tournaments will go ahead as planned people in melbourne have been advised to remain indoors even keep their pets inside as well this week a number of players
a number of players rather have criticised organizers for not postponing matches but tennis australia is adamant that the tournaments will begin on monday with conditions expected to improve with those rains we've been reporting on. well here in berlin is fashion week a time and place for young designers especially to earn their stripes and they've been tapping into the mentality and aesthetics of generations which means that sustainability is increasingly important in our product lines. sustainability can be pretty shifted some of the environmentally friendly fashions on the splay or even runway ready sustainable style has moved on from the crunchy granola of the past that the new and that the berlin trade figure for a sustainable fashion the focus is on where ability and basics the berlin label restore blood sisters hasn't sacrificed style in their pursuit of more ecological fashions but changing the industry will take time but it's
a pretty good of course everything goes step by step initially people would say to us your clothes we have your trade but you're not using organic cotton so many factoring is slowly catching up we've been working with manufacturers in india and china and are also trying to get them to implement fair working conditions you can expect them to immediately be able to produce arcana cotton. cloth. the dutch jeans maker is taking a different route with my jeans you don't buy the jeans you rent them for 7 euro 50 a month if you return them within a year the jeans are shredded and then recycle. them as i've been since my you make new jeans out of old jeans we shred the old jeans to make yarn i combined with new organic cotton to make the fabric for our new jeans up and. recycling is the sustainability trend of annealing that all balls turned into new
handbags. and shoes using renewable materials like cork or to make the big fat souls of these punks cauthen techno copper. recycled plastic . these spanish sneakers will run you $200.00 euros sustainability doesn't come cheap studies however show that fully a 3rd of all purchase clothes are never even worn so maybe the solution is to buy fewer more expensive clothes that last longer. it's reminder now of our top stories at this hour germany's diplomatic efforts in libya have yielded a potential breakthrough rebel commander khalifa haftar says he will attend the berlin conference this weekend and has committed himself in principle to a cease fire. china's gross domestic product last year grew at its slowest pace in almost 3 decades we correct spores and sluggish consumer demand weighing in on the
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