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at least for the original future. sally starts nov twenty fourth g.w. . this is the w. news live from berlin risking jail for freedom in hong kong where pro-democracy leaders go on trial for charging connection with their roles in the umbrella protests that defied china and brought that city to a standstill in twenty four teams one of the defendants told p.w. he will continue to fight even if it means prison. this is time
to think and i'll sell to defend our existing freedom and our rights and also coming up on the show the british prime minister theresa may says bragg the talks with the e.u. over the next seven days will be critical but will she survive the rebellion at home. and in tennis the new kid on the course twenty one year old german alexander straight wins the a.t.p. finals for the very first time to beat world number one novak djokovic she will bring you the highlights from the dramatic match. bryan thomas welcome and thanks so much for joining us leaders of hong kong's pro-democracy movement have gone on trial for their roles and mass protests there in two thousand and fourteen if convicted they face seven years in prison all pleaded not guilty. more than one hundred pro-democracy activists gathered outside
the court room to show their support for the defendants carrying the umbrellas the dead the five with those protests four years ago tens of thousands took to the streets for nearly three months to protest against interference by china in hong kong's elections you have you spoke to one of the activists ahead of the trial. john king mon keeps running while he still has the chance he took up the sport when it became clear that he was due to stand trial the social you professor and activist faces three counts of what authorities call inciting public nuisance i think it is my priority now to do i mean i think it is important to cheer my cell and my fellow support up. why i guess this is the important thing a good spirits when we are facing the trial. he expects to be sentenced to seven years in jail john is considered one of the masterminds of the umbrella protests of
twenty fourteen the umbrellas are a symbol for passive resistance to the hong kong police during a seventy nine day sit in demanding freer elections. however the protests failed since then the political sands have shifted in the city. the government is now taking more action against unwelcome views. human rights groups call it a campaign of intimidation by the chinese authorities. and they're sending a clear signal that the. that the space for civil society to raise sensitive questions about hong kong's future in hong kong is is. shrinking the public prosecutor's office refused to speak to doit chevelle about chance upcoming trial. john himself is pessimistic. more protest
events have been canceled and a foreign journalist has also been expelled i don't see any future at least in the near future that we could get democracy this is time to defend ourselves to defend our existing freedom and our rights and we need to strengthen our civil society. john kidman expects to be convicted but for now he runs while he's still free. a lot at stake in hong kong for more let's go there now we're joined by tom grundy he's editor in chief and co-founder of the hong kong free press tom thanks so much for being with us this morning the official charge that the activists leaders are facing is inciting a public nuisance but this is really about much more. of a conspiracy to cause public nuisance infighting of both the call of the movement
and perhaps most unusually in fighting people to incite others to hold public nuisance and these charges of course from below it will all use a lot of their own would have been quite difficult to coney and you will be found u.k. m.p. the whole they've begun ambiguously charges they carry a maximum of seven if amnesty of all this killing but for the activists today they see it as as call the civil disobedience although all nine who did not guilty they have told us that they are ready to go to prison. now has there been no a wider crackdown tom on dissent in in the run up to this trial. well certainly there's been a crackdown on civil liberties in twenty fourteen the umbrella movement and that's one power with the lives of your parrot tyrion chinese leadership in pain and since twenty fourteen the men from i'm allowed have been quite low among democrats and activists and fifty not being seen big turnout at protests and they kind of
fragmented into different groups and it's been a rather eventful just a few weeks in hong kong as you mentioned a financial times journalist a mallet with as after he chad all the pro independence activists and couldn't even react to the city of the tourists and also critical of china and that book launch event you had canceled and then backtracked some counseling both longs and two weeks ago i'm sorry to report that we had to cancel a political office edition of the op the left and this is all the result i think of the government warning all sex to respect the red line which apparently seems to refer to the advocacy of independence on kong but many as is growing to encompass all kinds of opposition and thus leading to an atmosphere of self-censorship ok well good luck in getting the news out there tom about what's happening with your
own newspaper the hong kong free press there in that city tom grundy for a special very much. now for some of the other stories making the news today yemen's who the rebels say they will halt drone and missile attacks on the saudi led military coalition that is if the saudis and their allies also agree to a cease fire tens of thousands of yemenis have died from violence disease and starvation since fighting broke out in two thousand and fifteen. residents of communities ravaged by the wildfires in northern california have gathered to remember the victims in the devastated town of paradise the vigil comes as the death toll from the wildfire rises rises to seventy seven. every single person and unmanned russian cargo vessel has successfully docked with the international space station carrying much needed fuel water and oxygen it's the first delivery to the i assessed and she aborted launch of a manned flight last month another mission carrying
a crew of three is planned for early december. well britain and the e.u. are preparing for a game changing few days over breakfast last week they announce a draft withdrawal deal and this week they will be scrambling to finalize a declaration on their future relationship but its prime minister theresa may could face a day of reckoning as opposition from hard liners at home intensifies but she has urged them to rally around her saying that the future of the nation is at stake. these next seven days are going to be critical about the future of this country it's about people's jobs about their livelihoods it's about the future for their children and grandchildren the change of leadership at this point isn't going to make the negotiations uneasy and it's not going to change the parliamentary of its magick what it will do what it will do is bring in a degree of uncertainty that's uncertainty to people and that show what it will do is mean that is a risk that actually we delay the negotiations and that's
a risk that wrecks frustrations unclear people voted for us to leave we will leave the we'll leave on the twenty ninth of march two thousand and nineteen ok let's go straight to london now where tree summary is expected to address business leaders in the next hour d.w. correspondent barbara standing by first barbara before we get down to this business conference up we're hearing that the number of conservative party rebels is growing raising the chances of a leadership challenge against theresa may is she going to be prime minister by the end of this week. i we're not absolutely for too much money on that at this point in time brian but on the other hand even if they do bring this challenge against her what will happen within twenty four hours then there is going to be a vote that is going to be a secret ballot among all the conservative parliamentarians here in westminster and
so some might infect so to first show how much they dislike her or distrust her in that secret ballot and the numbers might look not so good so good for her but she is largely expected to win it and the sense that formally she could carry on as prime minister her opponents think that she might be so weakened through that whole process that holding on to office might become even more difficult after this for her ok as we wait for that vote the prime minister is talking this morning to top business leaders what is her pitch to them today. her pitch of course to business leaders is quite simple and it's quite clear in the situation she is in she says over and over again back to me all there will be chaos back or there will be a no do it breaks it and business leaders of course fear nothing we're more than that i mean that is the worst outcome for them and even before this conference begins
they have made that abundantly clear they have said industry will just sort of fall off a cliff at people have been stuck and stockpiling as stockpiling parts there been stockpiling medicines for instance britain is running out of warehouses already to prepare for the worst case if no deal breaks it so if you talk to business of course they say we don't particularly like every aspect of this deal but under the circumstances this is absolutely the best and please to reason may do it she will try of course to sort of gauge as most much traction from that support as possible to sort of beat down her opponents within her own party ok we'll know later today how those business leaders responds to that pitch bar reversal from london thanks very much well up to four hundred protesters have demonstrated in a city on the us mexico border against the arrival of thousands of margarets from central america protesters in tijuana where migrants can officially apply for
asylum in the u.s. called the migrant caravan an invasion of mexico riot police were deployed to contain the protesters the migrants say they will be on their way as soon as they get asylum in the u.s. but protesters fear that could mean mexico will have to support the margarets for months. miriam has been in tijuana with her daughters for a couple of days. the journey from honduras has been long and difficult. they goal is almost within reach the u.s. border. they don't want to stay in mexico for long the authorities here have little to offer them just. making no effort to provide food to be honest the food they giving us is awful. look here you don't put up the only money i mean was that we would only give to pigs but we have to eat it because otherwise we'll
die of hunger more like say is that will meet up with us in all the muddle and that they'll sleep on the floor again tonight in the city stadium which the local authorities have provided as a makeshift shelter. they've been overwhelmed by the migrants coming greater numbers than expected. mario suna who manages the improvised shelter says they're dependent on government support. but the government. simply not prepared for this we have no contingency funds we rely on the federal government we can set up shelters in the fields and provide assistance. but a lot of it will support as many of us to help the people who are already here and will still arrive at them that. there was a consumer. they need as much as four million dollars according to the spokesman
for the state human rights commission. he admits that the city is currently unprepared for the impending arrival of more migrants. this ice the moment there's not enough staff to receive all those highly prized. more insistent this of say so inclusive and that is why we have been putting pressure on the health care a lot of the application for about eighty million pesos was submitted to the federal government. that's how much the local government. minutes would be needed by the migrants. some locals have been dreading the arrival of the central americans fearing chaos on costs. they have to relieve themselves where will they do it. down enough restaurants for that many people. we've given them a place to sleep drinks and food but then in the news we see that they are ungrateful the truth is disappointing. i was just starting my
motorbike going to go insult me. got into a fight because the offending. increasing tensions have led local authorities to impose tougher security rules that my grandson not allowed to enter or leave the stadium after ten at night. now it's a very humorous sounding name for a very serious issue in this world toilet day in the united nations says more than half the world's population does not have access to a hygenic toilet the situation is especially bad in nigeria but as we hear from did abuse injury increase some people are cashing in on the crisis you can see them everywhere in lagos people relieving themselves outdoors in the open one of every four nigerians has no access to a proper toilet. it's been sued the courts force what you do is you go to the.
extras ourselves. by the way they release themselves is disturbing to those of us living here because out in the open everyone can see them the government should at least build a cover so we can see them. fight. it's very difficult for us we have to go to the river to some woman who incited blackouts and then poured into the river it's not good. twenty million people live in this overcrowded mega city bad hygiene and the lack of sufficient toilets and danger in people's health in the poorer districts ironically more people have access to mobile phones than toilets these kind of warnings can be found all over lagos yet many people are ignoring it because there's no turn to tips but the lack of toilets is also an opportunity for some businesspeople near
a bus station jeremiah jerry installed some porta potties now he makes about thirty euros a day number one costs ten cents number two will cost you twenty five cents is a good business because. you where you came here you want easier say if you want to do anything you do receive you from. disagrees you really need to see my j.c. something to most of the time you see them are sad really see quarter ladies here just you're killing me just like to ease myself here at nasa for your majesty or even do you begin to feel it gradually gradually you reach your kid to this place this is where jarius toilets are produced learn reckon while this company is the only one in nigeria that will smoke by the toilets it employs thirty one people and business is booming with a population of almost two hundred. million nigeria provides
a huge market for his productions still troubled by the current situation and says the government alone is not to blame we need to begin to change the mentality of people because even. people know that if you. were to go into the bush that it. was. just just. measures to stop. the governments did create an emergency plan but up until now almost nothing has changed the toilet crisis in lagos obviously remains a problem that needs solution. it's a tennis now and germany has
a new star out on the court alexander vera of beat world number one of our joke of edge last night to win the season ending a.t.p. finals title at mccambridge did every sports here to talk to us about that and how big was this one absolutely huge alex on his arm just twenty one years old silver victor at the a.t.p. finals with a victory against world number one joke of it as you just said no it probably is worth mentioning at the a.t.p. finals on a grand slam but they are held in a similar regard to a grand slam a lot of people still on officially called in the fifth grand slam so a huge step in the right direction in his fledgling career so let's take a look now at how he achieved that. alexander was high on confidence and it showed in the opening stages. after breaking novak djokovic. sealed a six full victory in the all important first set. person was he turned on the style in the second set with
a delightful right of shots. saving his best for last. number leaving out that it's obvious the biggest side of the lovable one first of all i want to congratulate your book great week again not only this week but you know how you play the second hour of this year we maybe never seen it before when you barely lost a match i'm actually very thankful you lost one to me to. the death of highlights of sarah's fledgling career but one he may eclipse in twenty nineteen. and serves just twenty one years old what can we expect from them do you think what i think everybody is expecting huge things from this kid is absolutely fantastic news the first german since boris becker twenty three years ago to an a.t.p. foster before he was even born and it's quite telling that joke of it actually came
out after that beats is there and said you know despite his tender age you know this this kid could be brilliant he's not just to be participating in the grand slam thinks he's among the favorites according to the world number one but it is probably also worth preaching a little bit of caution because last year's a.t.p. final surprise winner dimitrov actually went on to have a miserable twenty eighteen so what he does next is important if you want to win a grand slam next year this is a very exciting time germans had ok and the comparison with worst becker certainly could be putting a little bit of pressure on them. djokovic so he is a great player you know he's beaten but but he's had a very good year actually boys had a remarkable year specially given the situation coming into twenty eighteen he was ranked twenty second in the world after an injury ravaged twenty seven saying he's for its way all the way up to world number one by two championships he won wimbledon and the u.s. open so it really has been a fantastic year now going into this final was very if he'd won thirty five of his last thirty seven matches so he's in hot form which only makes various victory all
the more astonishing and like i say really exciting time for german male tennis mccambridge thanks so much for being with us and thanks for the insights. we have some football news as well and it was a big night for the netherlands as they face already relegated germany in the nation's league the dutch need a point to make next year's final four at the expense of france portugal will be hosting the mini tournament having already qualified switzerland surprisingly reached the salaries after coming back to stun favorites belgium five two england will also be part of the final four after they also fought back to be croatia in a repeat a repeat yes of the world cup semifinal. let's get our business with monica now and after twenty nine years of ever deeper integration into pacific trade looks like it's hit a bump well certainly brand that has not been a joint statement after this very recent apec summit the reason well a war of words between the u.s.
vice president mike pence and china's paying that threatens to offset any chance of resolving the trade route between the u.s. and china any time soon and the asian economic summit in papua new guinea pains was mocking beijing's regional ambitions while she hit out at trump's america first protectionist agenda and as a result the apec gathering ended without a final communique and that for the first time in its history. the seed apec stands for cooperation but in papua new guinea it appears to stand instead for confrontation it may be smiles all around but accusations have been flying between china and the us regarding their ongoing trade dispute on full display here at apec the host remained diplomatic so very fruitful discussions. exchanged very frank views about important issues about the that it's a fiction and the challenges the region continues to face for the first time since
a pic was established no final statements were made the u.s. wanted the text to condemn unfair trade practices china rejected this the u.s. is also unhappy about china's plans for its own trade route dubbed the new silk road u.s. vice president mike pence laid out what he sees as the two nations key differences they begin with trade practices with tariffs and quotas and. force technology transfers the theft of intellectual property but it goes beyond that to freedom of navigation in the scenes and concerns about about human rights chinese president xi jinping says his country is not pursuing a hidden political agenda he warned the u.s. not to close off its trade borders and reiterated that in the trade war there were no winners the chinese american dispute will once again be on display when president xi and u.s. president trump meet at the g. twenty summit in argentina later this month. apple c.e.o.
tim cook says it's only a matter of time now before tech companies face a raft of new regulations to protect their customers cook said that he was not a fan of regulation and that if the free market is not working regulation is inevitable comments come up for an exposé in the new york times about how facebook what to downplay the impact and extent of russian meddling on its platform before the us. elections of twenty sixteen and hired p.r. companies to discredit its critics. something for christie going by and tim cook saying new regulations are inevitable are tech companies now beginning to develop something like a social conscience. i want to go they're being forced to really among a growing sense stabbed in the past boom years they have paid of their shareholders but they haven't really paid their part to society as
a whole in its not just privacy a very very concrete example is the so-called homeless tax in san francisco so for years tech companies in san francisco have profited from pretty major tax cuts and bringing in well paid employees has driven up housing prices but that's left a lot of people behind a lot of homeless in the city and now the city can no longer ignore this with voters just having decided that every company over fifteen million annual revenue will have to pay a tax that is then put into homeless shelters and affordable housing all right so listen excess comes responsibility the e.u. is now working on a digital service tax something that the u.s. certainly isn't very keen on but everyone else is on the same page. well this is not a done deal yet of course here also the idea is to tax revenue where it is made and not work companies are headquartered however some of the headquarters here in
europe are in ireland and in luxembourg for example and these these countries are not so keen on that tax either because they would probably lose alec in tax revenues others specifically in the nordic countries are worried that it's going to be a competitive disadvantage for the blocks of this deal isn't made yet but there are efforts to bring some responsibility into the tech world all right. it's explaining the tech world to us from france that think it's a much. i watching the news live from berlin the wall coming up to the top of the hour in the meantime don't forget you can get all the latest news and information around the clock on our web site and that is d. w. dot com i want to jones and then thanks for watching. the first.
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