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coming to you live from berlin a pledge for peace in libya world leaders of the major summit here in berlin say they'll stop interfering in libya's civil war and hold an arms embargo to the country but will that change the situation on the ground. beirut is broke by violent clashes it's the worst on rest the lebanese capital has seen since the government protests began 3 months ago. plus doing the work without the reward
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a new study says women are worth billions of hours each day the free t.w. is in india for a look at what stops women there from getting paid just. hello i'm terry martin thanks for joining us a push towards peace in libya world leaders gathered in berlin over the weekend for a peace conference they agreed to stop interfering in libya and respect to u.n. weapons and bargo but after 9 years of war the rival factions on the ground in libya are still refusing to meet face to face. is a mighty gathered in berlin on a sunday afternoon world powers united in a mission of hope german chancellor angela merkel invited representatives of more
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than 10 countries to press for a solution to the long running conflict in libya. and it was only a few hours before the end of breakthrough no more arms shipments to the war torn country. we can confirm that we have all agreed to respect the arms embargo and will also money toit more closely enough in the stack of continue to hold this in the forgotten that the fight is. however they haven't yet spelled out consequences for breaking the embargo. instead the conference pledged not to offer military support to the warring parties. russia and turkey in particular have long involve themselves in libya's civil war.
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the rival leaders themselves refused to sit down at the bargaining table libyan premier fi is met with his ally turkish president wretch of type. while warlord khalifa haftar join talks with france as a manual mccall among others much as its stake for the international players here libya has oil and gas and is a key transit point for refugees the conference insisted that a new political process is necessary to address the country's crisis. and today in but leading member states along with regional and international denies ations if send a strong signal that we are fully committed to supporting the peaceful resolution of the libyan crisis. the real marker of the conference is success or failure won't come until it's clear if the promises made here are being kept and that could take several weeks. but our political correspondent is covering the talks
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how substantial is this deal on libya. if you look at it on paper it is surprising you substantial the conference conclusions of the document that was. passed by this conference yesterday comprises $55.00 points and they go way beyond the initial step of ensuring a cessation of hostilities that is then being turned into a formal cease fire that goes as far as discussing economic order in libya discussing human rights discussing the prevention of terrorism and a political process that leads to a unified government in that country in other words it's a very very comprehensive plan sub very substantial on paper the question really is how far the implementation of this will actually go home much of this will remain ink on paper and hot water of it will be turned into actual action on the ground well german foreign minister signal age that much work remains to be done before
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peace can be achieved in libya here's what he had to say. we know that the work is actually only just begun. and that there will certainly be a difficult and labor intensive path ahead of us. but it was all the more important to reach an agreement at this conference today. we've experienced a spirit of cooperation here today which goes well beyond what we have experienced on other occasions in the past for. the ceasefire an armistice will certainly be the 1st issue but. we must now succeed in bringing together the libyan parties in the conflict in order to create with them a conditions for a political solution to the civil war. so that libya can achieve lasting peace. and german foreign minister i go buy a speaking their hands does anyone know what sort of political solution the german foreign minister might have in mind. yes this agreement does talk about political
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solutions that talks about free and fair elections about establishing a government and so on and of course there is a long year long united nations process in the background where the united nations has made all sorts of resolutions about what is meant to be happening in libya but hasn't happened so far so the political process is in some sense very clear but the question is whether that would even be able to stop it hasn't started in the years past and what the foreign minister. emphasizing there was bringing together the warring parties and that is something that he has been stressing yesterday and today several times that the 2 factions on the one side general hoft all on the other side the internationally recognized government of alsa raj they have now appointed 5 people 5 persons each on each side that are going to meet this week in geneva to start direct talks about the hall they are going to resolve things
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between themselves that is the press that has to be watched now the berlin conference also produced an agreement with foreign powers to stop interfering in libya but how realistic is that given that several countries like russia and turkey are already deeply involved but we have to say that looking at the conference yesterday all of these countries have invested a lot of their political prestige in pushing this whole process for with the presidents of all of these countries with their they put their commitment onto paper in this agreement so one has to accept that with that kind of political backing this agreement has a chance of actually being implemented and actually turning into somebody saw something substantial maybe even into peace in libya hands thank you very much for filling us in d.w. political correspondent hans blunt there. now just to round up of some of the stories we're following for you here today china has reported a sharp rise in the number of pneumonia cases caused by
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a new strain of corona virus the outbreak has now reached the capital beijing some 200 people have been infected and 3 have died in china cases of also been detected in thailand japan and south korea. and protesters have returned to the streets of the iraqi capital baghdad as anti-government demonstrations continue dozens were wounded in clashes with security forces over the weekend for months protestors have been demanding an overhaul of the political system which they say is. 11 on clashes between protesters and police over the weekend left hundreds injured largely peaceful anti-government protests broke out 3 months ago in lebanon as participants demand an overhaul of the political system and a solution to the country's economic crisis but in recent days the unrest has intensified. i it's being called the most violent weekend since
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lebanon's mass protests began in october. demonstrators threw stones and projectiles at police officers fired water cannon rubber bullets and tear gas in response. sunday's clashes brought the total of protesters injured to some $500.00 this weekend. on a floppy lid and firelands only breeds violence at the end of the day after all these months the protesters just want to prove they exist i don't blame them the 2 as a horse race like when i. come in my time i'm almost important demands our independence and that you dish yuri and independent government of competent people accountability early elections and returning looted money but he took it out i. i anger at corruption and economic mismanagement have long fueled the protests on sunday demonstrators smashed windows at shops linked to
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a minister within the outgoing government i was the protest movement helps topple that government in late october and efforts to forge a new one are still stalling. protesters say they fear their key demands are being ignored as top officials try to recreate on a new cabinet i did only a correspondent bustle a really is in beirut covering the story for us and joins us now from there bus so the protesters have already succeeded in bringing down the government why are they so what are they so angry about now. tonight the more than 90 days of continuous mass protest in lebanon the protesters find that old belief or believe that the current that is the same old way in other words means that the political parties are asking for the old shirt of the new government ignoring the
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main demands of the protesters which is forming a new government based on its exports and. to take the go and become to alter its financial and economic crisis and he's talking about this crisis in lebanon in the early years of many economic or financial or political crisis but the combination of all these crises at the same time made one of the lowest prices in the lebanon since its independence. and this is what made all the protesters and he's beat that much. what can you tell us about efforts that are underway to put together a new government. the continuous intensive contacts and communication between major political parties is going on still in progress last yesterday there was a meeting between the dignity prime minister. sharon discussing the forming
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of the new government but it seems that it led to nothing today the political parties mainly does it need a prime minister also had its own intensive contacts mainly with parliament speaker to be the other major parties do. have to move through all of these crisis and some often and. through a hole in these major wall between the major political parties to form a new government which is up to this moment it seems that it's not the simple it's not obvious that the going to the new government in the next few hours of the next days while on the other hand yesterday there was some inflows and some around the country that the formation of a new government would be achieved yesterday but it seems that doesn't happen. thank you very much for bringing us up today a reading there in beirut thank you. now it was
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75 years ago this month that the auschwitz concentration camp was liberated germany has long bow to never forget the jews and other minorities murdered there by the orders of the nazi regime but how to remember since 2005 a memorial here in berlin has drawn praise and harsh criticism for how it confronts the stark chapter of history. right next to the german parliament 2711 steels of concrete some of them over 3 meters high. the holocaust memorial and berlin is famous among visitors from around the globe daniel is one of them he's from the netherlands and today he's here for the 1st time going down here if you feel like you're really going into it. and
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the dollars of slaps go. the smaller you get basically it's really gives you. like the walls are getting very close like you're being locked up in a way isolation helplessness disorientation these are the reactions that american peter eisenman hoped to provoke in visitors walking among the steels of the memorial to evoke the suffering of jews persecuted during the holocaust. but some jewish visitors believe nothing can replicate the sorrow of that time as a 2nd generation we experience the holocaust although i was not i wasn't born those years and those years we know these feelings of the people who were in the actual holocaust the cement wouldn't give me the feeling. that some children prefer to use the memorial as
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a playground rather than a site for member and. that peta aizen man who is himself jewish has never had anything against that why not why not this is not sacred ground it is part of berlin and it you know when you walk in the field you know it's something different than being over there and that's that difference let them judge with what that means. making your own judgment and daniel locked up but it seems that what makes the memorial so special is everyone's freedom to experience it in their own way. a new study by the charity oxfam says the world's billionaires have more wealth than the poorest 4600000000 people combined and it says women are the ones who are most disadvantaged oxfam's
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inequality report claims 22 of the world's richest men have more money in assets than all the women in africa each day women and girls across the world put in 12500000000 hours of unpaid work that's cooking cleaning and looking after children and the elderly unpaid work is worth almost 11 trillion dollars a year to the global economy unpaid work is the reality for many women in india cultural expectations prevent many from joining the workforce but some women are trying to change that. it doesn't pay much but this is how to helps to suppose full with siblings and to mother. like many 21 year olds she has bigger plans. victor has already finished a course in sewing technology and she's been attending training sessions with this
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youth and employability service to help her get a better page job. or was that i am determined to work i've had a very difficult life i've had problems with my family and other problems too but i've never accepted defeat i want to help my siblings build their careers if i get a good job my mother doesn't need to work as a maid and other people's homes anymore i know i will succeed. many more women across india are pursuing further education but less than a quarter of those eligible to work have jobs or are even seeking employment concerns about safety and transport are some of the reasons why families as well as employers don't want women working men is easier for one thing bosses don't have to worry about them getting home before it's dark that's been a problem pinky kemarre has faced she travels nearly 2 hours from her village just
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to get to work and sometimes she has to leave early in order to get home while it's still light but she's already broken it to brew by becoming the 1st woman in her family to have an office job even if she had to fight to get it so i've struggled a lot i wasn't allowed to work i had problems with the family but i feel very good about my 1st job i'm learning a lot i'm enjoying it. many women like pinky also struggle to work. or she's got the uniform when a woman tries to work the family stops or they don't let her progress they think she'll go out she could do anything don't let her out she'll dishonor us they don't trust her. this was me. worry about their safety when they go places will be returned safely will someone harass them on the way will it be in danger we have to worry about all these things. so many barriers for women including ekta
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but still they persevere. or for more on the study we have with us dr. she's oxfam germany's analyst for social equality thanks for being with us this morning so dr we've seen some shocking statistics there in the report about inequality among women globally but more generally what does this all tell us about efforts to improve conditions for women and girls globally yeah study shows that inequality is at absolutely unacceptable levels and women and girls bear the brunt of the inequality crisis man globally own 50 percent more wealth women earn around a quarter and less than men do and they're less well educated what we lack and this is what our report shows the revenues for states to make investments in schools and
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hospitals and infrastructure and that would free up women's time and prime reason for this is that corporations and the super rich don't pay their fair share in texas you've been tracking inequality for a while are things getting better or worse in general inequality is at the super high level and the rich still becoming rich billionaires fortunes rose by about 25 percent in the last year alone and at the same time about how for humanity 3400000000 people need to get by by 550 a day they struggle to put enough food on the table for their families and their children are out of school this is what we need to change what's holding back progress in this area why is it so difficult to create a level playing field for women. the prime reason is that our economy
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currently work for those that already half a 1000000000 as that have fortunes that they cannot even spend and wide. they a mosque more fortunes and do not pay their fair share of texas we do not manage to create the infrastructure that would be needed to help people escape poverty that is schools by the old so paying care jobs that are predominantly done by women and this would help us to reduce both poverty and inequality now your organization is calling on the german government to do more to advance equality for women both at home and abroad what is it you think the government german government should be doing 1st of all the need investments in public infrastructure we need investments in care and jobs we need to make sure that because who make our economies function who keep our societies thriving through their work are paid
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a fair wage and we need to invest into women's rights and we can do so if we make sure that the richest pay their fair share. of the income thank you very much for talking with us so mr elon of oxfam germany thank you very much. you're watching the news still to come in but a sea of football fans are back in the mid-season break and they could not have hoped for a better start to the 2nd time of the season. stick with a look at a couple of other news stories making headlines today at least 75 inmates have escaped from a jail in paraguayan near the border with brazil police found a tunnel but believe many prisoners fled through the main gate with the help of prison officials describe the fugitives as highly dangerous members of a drug and arms trafficking gang. and hail storms have swept across australia as
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capital camera pelting the city with chunks of ice the size of golf balls more than a 1000 homes in the region were left without power the hail stones dented cars and smashed windows. tennis where the australian open 1st round has got underway the air quality in melbourne has improved unlike at last week's qualifying where pollution from bush fires caused major problems serena williams started out with a simple straight sets win over. put a hold of the american is hoping to equal the record $24.00 grand slam single titles next week her sister venus is out after losing to 15 year old sensation coco golf among the men roger federer eased past steve jobs and now the football i mention in the bonus they have by munich turned on the style
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as they thrashed half a 1000000000 for a nail to climb to 2nd in the table all 4 of the visitors goals came after half time it was a miserable afternoon for how to coach york and klinsmann taking all his former club. you can klinsmann took his place in the had to duck counters or sold out a lympics stadium facing off against the club that sanction in 2009 in a tight 1st half they had the better chances of an avenue of ski poking wide for buying when he already done the hard part. so far so good for the man who has promised a revolution it has but his sights 4 game unbeaten spell was about to be mercilessly picked parks with event parasitics at the heart of it the croatian had his own shot blocks before providing the crucial assist for thomas miller was pascha had
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held out for an hour with the floodgates ripped out open 10 minutes later by and won a penalty after a foul only on gorecki. leavened offs he started in his 20th of the season bringing him level with team adventure in scoring charts i and there was no let up from by and giago because in the goal of the game not long after the spaniard looking very pleased with himself and for good reason picking his spots off the underside of the bar i the 2nd half goldblatt's was completed by paris 6 just reward for his efforts for neil the final score i have friends when outclassed by his former club. they have so much quality in their team their players want to touch as the midfield you know their combination football you know then a flow and to stop that flow is pretty much impossible then especially when your team right now that is fighting relegation. that relegation fight now feeling very
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radio by and showing kinds man or he's missing. you're watching t.v. news business with stephen beardsley is up next what's got for a city well they're going to look at davos it kicks off today we're going to look at whether businesses are truly embracing sustainability in deede if not in word alone and also look at the hong kong real estate market it's always been expensive but it's starting to cool just a little bit of course with a lot of people showing up there at that davos meeting there we've got great attorney the u.s. president charles brown going to be there so we're going to hold up to watch state right you're watching t.v. news from berlin i'm terry martin there you can get all the latest news and information around the clock on our website that's at d.w. dot com you'll find me on twitter at t.m. new strange thanks bill. go sure isn't needed.
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