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this is deja vu news live from berlin the leaders of hong kong's pro-democracy movement go on trial oh they're charged in connection with their role here the growing protests that the pie china and brought the city to a standstill in twenty fourteen one of the defendants tells you that you he will continue to fight even if it means going to prison. this is the time to be a friend also a good new friend all of assisting freedom to turn to our project. also coming up british prime minister theresa may says aggressive 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 court twenty one year old german alexander set of wins the a.t.p. finals for the first time defeating world number one novak djokovic she will be the best moments from a traumatic. time series so much going to thank you for joining us the leaders of hong kong's pro-democracy movement have gone on trial for their roles in mass protests in the territory and twenty fourteen they have been charged with creating a public nuisance if convicted they could go to prison for seven years all have pleaded not guilty more than one hundred pro-democracy activists gathered outside the court to show their support for the defendants carrying the umbrella identified with the protesters now four years ago tens of thousands of demonstrators took to
the streets for nearly three months to protest against what they said was chinese interference in hong kong's election. you spoke to one of the most prominent 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 professor and activist faces three counts of what authorities call inciting public nuisance opinion is my priority now to do i mean i've been at this important to a chair my cell and my fellow with a port up. why i guess this is the important thing a good spirits when we are facing the child. 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 of our lives in the near future that we could get democracy this is a time to be
a friend i'll sell to defend our existing freedom and our rights and we need to strengthen our civil society. john kinman expects to be convicted but for now he runs while he's still free. let's bring in correspondent mathias banana he is following the story for us in hong kong hi mathias so as we heard protest leaders are facing seven years in jail for inciting a public nuisance what is this charge all about. well it is obviously a very. very substantial charge seven years in jail for it's a law that has been. taken but taken by the colonial government at the time it has rarely been used professor chant whom we just saw told me that he expected to be charged but he expected to be charged with unlawful assembly which is
a minor offense so there is clearly a signal here from the prosecution. and the way of descent of resistance is facing consequences and as we have seen a lot of members of the civil society the see this as an attempt to intimidate people to put a high price tag on resisting the hong kong government and the central government in beijing mathias we've heard that the political landscape has shifted since two thousand and fourteen has also been a wider crackdown on dissent in the run up to this trial. yes we have seen a crackdown on dissent since twenty fourteen and it seems that these months it has accelerated there have been a few incidents. an exhibition off a cartoonist that is critical off paging political cartoonist has been cancelled
due to security worries there has been a discussion in some with i'm sorry if it's a bit noisy here there seems to be a helicopter drill but i hope you can still hear me so in summer there was. there was a discussion with a member of the hong kong independence party now independence is clearly a red line for beijing and beijing has been pressuring to cancel this discussion that was hosted by the foreign correspondents club the call foreign correspondents club. refused to cancel this discussion and a month later the visa of the head of the foreign correspondents club join a list for the financial times the british financial times has been cancelled so it is very clear the hong kong government and beijing do not want certain oppin units to be voiced and they are going to precious civil society. to not voice these opinions all right now to spelling out for us in hong kong thank you. now to some
other stories making news around the world yemen's who the rebels have said they will halt drone and missile attacks on the saudi led military coalition 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 twenty fifteen. protesters have rallied in the mexican border city of tijuana you can see a rival of thousands of migrants from central america the demonstrators call the migrants caravan an invasion of their country they also voiced concerns that mexico will have to support the new world rivals for months as they wait to apply for asylum in the united states. and unmanned russian cargo vessel has successfully docked with the international space station kirn few water and oxygen it is the first delivery to the i assess the aborted launch of a manned flight last month another mission carrying a crew of three is planned for early december to. britain and the e.u.
are gearing up for a game changing few days overbred said last week they announce a draft withdrawal deal this week they will be scrambling to finalize a declaration on their future relationship british prime minister theresa may faces 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 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 arithmetic what it will do what it will do is bring in a degree of uncertainty that's uncertainty of people and their jobs what it will do is mean that is a risk that actually we delay the negotiations and that's a risk that wrecks it gets all frustrated and unclear people voted for us to leave we will leave a will leave on the twenty ninth of march two thousand and nineteen let's get the
very latest with our correspondent barbara vessel who is in london barbara good morning good to see you we are hearing that today the number of tory party rebels is growing and that raises the chances of a leadership challenge against prime minister trista may is she going to be prime minister by the end of the week i wouldn't necessarily bet on it sumeet but it is relatively likely there are rumors here and via newspaper the sun reports that the rebels are only short off six letters to reach the magical number of forty eight in order to get this leadership challenge going. no confidence in theresa may now what happens now is that within twenty four hours if shook this number be reached within the course of the day within twenty four hours they would sit down and have a secret vote to have secret ballots on whether the majority of charlie m.p.'s in parliament behind us here still trusts in the prime minister or not it is unlikely
that she's going to survive this however she may be so weak at the end of this process. there would be open season for all the people lining up to follow in her in her office barbara in the meantime theresa may is pushing forward she's selling her proposed plan to business leaders today what is she expected to tell them. she will tell them a better me or there will be chaos on the streets of britain i mean all sorts of things are flying around here that the country's already running out of warehouses in order to stockpile goods for the case of a hard no deal breck's it that there would be a shortage of a shortage of medicines that the military is standing by in order to guard petrol stations in case there should be a shortage of fuel and so on and so forth so it's a real horror scenario and trees a may of course seeking to business leaders will say sort of has my bank otherwise everything will sort of dropped into the abyss and they believe it they will
support it because they say this deal even if it has some floors is better than anything else barbara theresa may says that the next seven days of negotiations with you are critical talks and moving from the withdrawal agreement to the future trading relationship just briefly if you can what shape are those talks in. the talks are in relatively good shape. regard to the divorce agreement it will not be reopened that's what the e.u. says entries a may knows that she doesn't even attempt to she will ask for the few warm words in the declaration off to future relationship sort of there will be a close and frictionless trade relations and so on and so forth that she can probably get however it's just for in warm words printed on paper it doesn't mean anything you leaders can rip the sap later on in the process if they start negotiating for the future in earnest which will be only next year all right
barbara bays or in london thank you barbara. starr but there's been a big upset in the world of tennis an ad mccambridge from sports is here to tell us all about it hi ed thanks for joining us in our studio the world number one suffered a rare defeat to germany's great hope tell us about this looks on a serve just twenty one years old defeated novak djokovic to clinch victory in the a.t.p. finals straight sets victory now it is worth mentioning the a.t.p. finals on a grand slam but they are held in a very similar regard as a lot of great players very competitive atmosphere so let's take a look now how he chief it alexander serve was high on confidence and it showed in the opening stages. after breaking novak djokovic to serve sealed a six four victory in the all important first set. her third. he turned on the stall in the second set with
a delightful ray of shots. with saving his best for last. night with remember leaving evidence obviously because the lovable one first of all want to come to work great really good not only this week but you know how you play the second hour of this year we maybe never seen it before i mean you barely lost a match i'm actually very thankful you last want to me to know of the undoubted highlights of sarah's fledgling career but one he may eclipse in twenty nineteen of the and that's pretty impressive work what can we expect in the future from alexander said of well i think we all expect in very big things he's the first german says boris becker twenty three years ago to win the a.t.p. final so huge achievement and it's actually telling that djokovic said in the aftermath of that defeats as vera that despite his tender age he thinks that spirit
is not only going to be competing that actually is grand slams but will be one of the favorites but it's also probably worth preaching a little bit of caution because like i say it's not a grand slam and green grigor dimitrov was the surprise winner of last year's event and he had an awful twenty eight team so let's hope very of can kick on and win a grand slam next year or has had a touch on this but novak djokovic he lost but he's had a pretty amazing year as any he has and even more remarkable given the situation at star be he was ranked twenty second in the world in january after an injury ravaged twenty seven seem so it's great to see him back to his best and going into this final he actually won thirty five of his previous thirty seven matches he won the u.s. open and wimbledon this year so really back to top form so it's all the more remarkable and fantastic that's where i could pull this out of the bag and win this huge tournament there are exciting news for german tennis as mccambridge friend did at least for thank you very much. and a reminder of our top story here on g.w. leaders of hong kong's pro-democracy movement have gone on trial for their roles in
the two thousand and fourteen umbrella protests the nine defendants pleaded not guilty to charges including incitement and conspiracy to commit a public nuisance. thank you for watching d w brian thomas will be right here at the news desk with an update on your headlines at the top the. letter we were. when we were. in the percent of americans at some point in our lives will experience hardship.