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the plight of the weaker is in china with our interview with enron coming on memory 20 starts 730 u.t.c. on t.w. . this is e.w. news live from berlin where a major international conference reaching a peace deal in libya will soon get underway but on the ground in libya tensions are escalating anti-government forces have seized or oil fields and shops so cool to a move that could choke oil exports. and also coming up thousands of protesters
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in hong kong up beijing in their sights as they gather for what they call a universal siege on communists. i'm at home free glad you could join me a major international conference aimed at reaching a peace deal for an idiot will begin here in berlin in just a few hour was time that libya's main warring parties and their international backers will seek to thrash out a deal to end years of conflict germany's expressed confidence that an agreement can be reached here in the german capital but tensions remain high in libya and the country remains deeply divided. a quiet day in libya's capital tripoli. libyans awaiting news of sunday's berlin peace conference but expectations are low. mr
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belin what regarding the berlin conference if it favors the libyan people libya will of course welcome it but if it pavers other matters then we won't be happy that here never saw the in early. this the conference of berlin is simply a trap to libya i don't think that any benefits will come out of it. there are currently 2 sides to libya the internationally recognized government and the opposition. spearheaded by this man general khalifa haftar he wants to take power and he's raised the stakes forces supporting general have to have blocked oil exports from key ports in eastern libya holding the economy to ransom the country is divided with and you have to protests in western libya the conference in berlin overseen by the united nations aims to bridge this divide but it won't be easy. i'm not saying that's
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a mistake to say that it will be used as it were but i'm not say are naive to say that it will be the end of international divisions if we can lighten richie's the calm down and qualifying the divisions you know especially the regional ones little so international relations that we have seen in recent times that would be very good. 9 years of conflict in libya has slowly turned into a regional proxy war the u.n. wants world leaders to stop meddling and hopes the berlin conference will be the beginning of the end for foreign interference talk through this now i'm joined here in the studio by all political correspondent hans but then it's the hand so what can we expect from these talks. is there really a chance for peace bearing in mind that we even saw general hostile walk away from talks in russia this week not only walk did he walk away from toe talks in russia earlier this week his supporters also have just blocked oil export ports in libya which is another form of poet play in the run up to the negotiation that's happening today have to show you how powerful he is that he regards himself as on
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top of the situation the militarily stronger. force in libya at the moment that's something that in fact has an effect on all of libya because oil revenues are still shared between huffed and the international internationally recognized government. it's a complicated situation both of these players on the ground here and it's not clear whether the. going to be meeting but they're not actually sitting at the table today sitting at the table old us pause that are supporting one or the other side in libya because they really determine what's going to happen there and that's russia on the one side turkey on the other side the united arab emirates on the one side qatar on the other side it's only on one side france on the other side it's a very very complicated situation and we know what is that complex in mind do you think that they ease room for
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a compromise here between the 2 parties and of course the international back is or is it a case or do nothing here today and in all the last thing would mean that one side wins militarily and that's not happened in the last year rose. has been attacking the libyan capital tripoli for months now he has not really made much progress there it really depends on the outside support on the weapons that are coming from the outside on the mercenaries that are coming from the outside and this conference is trying to prevent that from escalating in fact trying to prevent that from happening at all. the german chancellor is trying to pursue to persuade all these countries involved not to supply for the arms not to supply through the mercenaries to support one side or the other i don't fact to establish 1st of all a kind of stable ceasefire which has not happened yet or a stable secession of facilities which would then lead to a formal cease fire and then to start some kind of political process that would
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formally divide power influence revenue from and so on in the whole of libya it's a very very long and complicated process that's only starting when a sorry for all. hostilities leading to a ceasefire what is the biggest issue on the table i mean is it oriel is it stemming the flow of migrants into europe what is it well certainly the europeans for germany this stemming the flow of migrants is very important because libya is the main come. actually for african migrants trying to get to europe where they embark on boats and then cross into europe so that's always been very very important or even under colonel gadhafi still you know many years ago before he was deposed from power and killed so for the europeans that's very important but also they are other strategic issues involved there's the oil and the gas obviously but libya borders on countries such as in west africa the strategic places and there's a question of islamists and so on that also play
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a role many moving parts in this political correspondent hands but aren't analyzing all of it for us thanks so much and let's take a look now at some of the other stories making news around the walt protesters have clashed with police in the lebanese capital beirut demonstrations through fall works and police responded with tear gas and rubber but it is the latest flare off in 3 months of protests against alleged government corruption. health authorities in china say another 17 people have been infected with a new strain of corona virus fears that the saw is like pathogen could spread further prompted asian countries on the united states to start screening at passengers coming from the chinese city of 100. well thousands of protesters have gathered in hong kong for another anti-government rally demonstrations are continuing their cool school democratic reforms and against alleged police brutality organizers described today's march as
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a quote universal siege on communists and all urging the international community to sanction hong kong's government protests in the territory have been ongoing for months. but i'm on this now we're joined by mathias springer who is in hong kong it is it's been quiet in hong kong recently why have protesters chosen to increase the pressure once again this weekend. it has been quiet a specially as far as violence was concerned but protests have been going on for this whole time although there were a bit smaller mostly we but we've also seen a big march just 2 weeks ago where again hundreds of thousands took to the streets the reason is of course that protesters feel that their demands have not been met there has the government has not been reaching out to the opposition with any offer of a dialogue or anything and you've mentioned the mecha motto siege on communists the
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protest is also fear and the gys by a serious of events that were there local district elections in hong kong and november where the pro-democracy camp how's how the sweeping victory and last week in taiwan where people have been watching hong kong very closely anti beijing comp has also won a big victory so the protesters here clearly feel that they are part of a big a tendency in the region there that said mysie is the church's chief executive kerry that said hong kong could keep its one country 2 systems friedan's beyond 2047 so what would that mean. 2047 is of course looming over this city this is when the formal agreement for the founded one country 2 systems with britain will end just very long will not be in power in
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2047 i dare to make this prediction so it has little practical value and what people here are concerned with is the state of the one country 2 systems one country 2 systems in the eyes of paging always stresses the one country whereas many hong kong is going to see more guarantees for the 2 systems and their carry law is the one person or one of the people that have been accused of in. this this this fire wall as people call it between the 2 systems so this is probably not going to ease and the of the tensions here in the city right correspondent is pretty high in hong kong thanks a lot. but in the united states thousands took to the streets on saturday to support equality and women's rights in the 4th annual women's march protest marches took place in cities across the u.s. now the women's march was 1st held on donald trump's inauguration day john you're
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2017 and trunk was in focus once again on saturday now in washington demonstrators marched to the white house to voice their disapproval on friday in front of the white house. the performance is part of the nationwide women's march taking place for the 4th time protesters all over the u.s. once more taking to the streets. be getting money out of politics that's my number one concern and we're here at the women's march because of violence against women in gun violence against women is epidemic in this country i don't i don't just come from my so for those behind me and those who are coming after me there are thousands of protesters but they have one thing in common their rejection of donald trump's policies. leslie templeton is a women's march organizer it was trump's election in 2016 that motivated her to become involved in politics just as many other members of the movement temple
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represents a new generation of young americans out of the don't people that have come out to volunteer for elections it's just it's got a rocket and that's i think it's really great because they see this entire you generation getting a voice and realizing they do have the power to make change. a fresh spirit that the movement might well need the women's march has lost momentum over the last couple of years still leslie templeton has not lost her optimism. paul it was raining it's knowing as though we were out in the streets protesting today was amazing. i there shows just how many people want change and how much you are willing to fight for change. at the march protesters managed to keep up the good mood despite the freezing weather and the low turnout in comparison to previous years. after all the people marching side by side are all hoping for the same outcome in the upcoming november election a new president in the white house. well of britain's queen elizabeth have 3 each
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an agreement with her grandson prince harry and his wife make and that will allow them to step back from their old says working and this is the royal family now they will cease to use the title royal highness and will no longer receive taxpayer money last month they said they wanted to lead a more independent life. the 1st time meghan there in white was seen holding hands with prince harry in public she may have known then that she might never again be simply meghan markle in the eyes of the media. and every mention thereafter she would be tied to harry and his royal ness. and that meant more media attention than she may have even imagined. even after a spectacular wedding the british media especially the tabloids disrupted dismayed and eventually helped disengage or exit prince harry and his wife meggan from royal
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service. next it has tended to divide much like bricks it in an extraordinary silver way it's interesting that the millennial tend to be sympathetic towards them on the whole the baby boomers tend to be disapproving of them on the whole $100.00 appears the blood of them particularly want to pay for them public opinion in britain may be divided public opinion a tourist sites in britain are decidedly on. on the side of harry in meghan and i think it's very cool that she gets to about america do as you all it's what i think anyway that's because they're going to have a lovely life i wish them all the bad stuff well that will be a great step to them be unhappy off next for the happy happier couple and attempted a more ordinary life split between britain the north america where someday they may be introduced as 1st meghan and then her husband harry. you're watching the news all have more news he at the top of the hour up next on documentary series doc film looks at the millions of people fleeing then his way to stay tuned for that in
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