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i'm reading. digital. starts november twenty fifth on the t w. this is deja vu 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 of the five china and brought that city to a standstill in two thousand and fourteen one of the fans tells t w he will continue to fight even if it means prison. this is
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a time to defend ourselves to defend our existing freedom and our rights are also coming up on the show british prime minister theresa may says threats of 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 is vera joins the a.t.p. finals he wins them for the first time to be world number one of our talk about it will bring you all the highlights from a dramatic match. i'm brian thomas welcome and thanks so much for being with us the leaders of hong kong's pro-democracy movement have gone on trial for their roles and the mass protests there in two thousand and fourteen now if convicted they face seven years in prison. all pleaded not guilty more than one hundred activists gathered outside
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the court room to show their support for the defendants carrying the umbrella as a dent of hard with their protests now four years ago tens of thousands took to the streets for nearly three months to protest against political interference by china in hong kong selections. spoke with 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
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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 free or 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
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events have been canceled and a foreign journalist has also been expelled i don't see any future our lives in the near future that we could get democracy this is the time to defend ourselves 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 is still free. but for how much longer we have with us now tom grundy he's editor in chief of the hong kong free press that was set up in response to the crackdown on press freedom in hong kong tom thanks so much for being with us and now the official charge in this trial is inciting a public nuisance but it's really about far more than that isn't well yes the organizers of a thing one count of conspiracy to call public nuisance in-fighting of the public
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nuisance and perhaps most confusing the in-fighting people to incite others to called public nuisance and these charges carry a maximum of having is behind all the colonial era with all the two of you in the whole of of the explanation of them is critics say that five whole defense. of the. vague and ambiguous i'm looking for national call them chilling but for those on trial today they feel a part of the tradition of civil disobedience and they told us that they are very ready to go to prison for. a time the honk honk free press that you co-founded is an independent new sorts how much is the situation for you and for your colleagues changed over the past few months. well we were formed in twenty fifteen as the fifty first crowd funded media outlets as a direct response to waning after fifty four years hong kong has been diving in
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international press freedom industries that if you say it's an event or just a few weeks in hong kong a serious question freedom of speech if you refute it there won't be the victim of a financial times journalist three weeks ago after he chaired a talk with the pope independent activists and just a couple of weeks ago i'm sorry support that we had to cancel a political aspects of the show up to the office itself was threatened by chinese authorities. and just this year the government has been warning all sectors including journalists to respect the red line which appears to refer to the independence that many feel is expanding to encompass all kinds of opposition and i've directly asked the chief executive here carry law what that means for the media can we interview for independence advocates for instance she tells us that we can't tell you how to do your job. and we think that for some outlets that may lead
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to self-censorship having a buzzy red line so it's been a troublesome few weeks of civil liberties and freedoms in what is meant to be a very a city in china tom drug the editor in chief of the hong kong free press thank you so much for your comments this morning and and good luck to you in your efforts there in hong kong. now for some of the other stories making the news today we have this news just in germany is to impose travel bans on eighteen saudi arabian citizens suspected of being involved in the killing of journalist jamal khashoggi foreign minister said on twitter that germany still had quote more questions than answers about the cakes. 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 wildfires
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rises to seventy seven. yemen's who the rebels say they will hold to drone and missile attacks on the saudi led military coalition that is if the saudis and their allies also agree to a ceasefire tens of thousands of yemenis have died from violence disease and starvation since the fighting first broke out in twenty fifteen. everything and unmanned russian cargo vessel has successfully docked with the international space station carrying much needed fuel oxygen and water it's the first delivery to the highest since the aborted launch of a manned flight last month another mission carrying a crew of three is planned for early december. all in britain prime minister treason is under mounting pressure today with reports that opposition from her own conservatives is intensifying may has urged her critics to put their differences aside saying the future of the nation is at stake. she's
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arguing the case for her bracks at withdrawal deal to a conference of business leaders today the conservative leader says this week could be critical for him meanwhile the use chief negotiator michel barnier spent the morning getting approval for the deal from ministers of the twenty seven e.u. member states he's been speaking over the last few minutes ok we are in fact at the decisive moment in this process no one no one should lose sight of the process the progress that we have been achieved in brussels and even longer i am pretty that ministers today's report the overall package in particular member states support of the draft with direct reman and do you side that we will still need to determine internal procedures of the union for agreeing to extend the transition but grover speaking to deal is fair and balanced ok
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fair and balanced let's bring in our correspondents in london barbara basal and in brussels a guard math and scared that comment just a few minutes ago what do you make of what barney had to say today. it's mr bundy of the chief directed negotiator for the you harvesting the fruits of hard work of his team from the past couple of months hours with hundreds of hours i have to say with the negotiating side from the u.k. where he prepared that deal and today i wasn't surprised when he ministers came in and generally approved what mr money has been negotiated at least the divorce part of that agreement they gave their sums up green lights from from e.u. ministers will have to see what happens now on the special summit when finally it will be a rubber stamp but more the tricky part is the political declaration that gives that chance some light legally not binding but it will shed some light onto the
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future relationship and there will still remains to be seen what will be in that document driessen may has announced she will come to brussels this week in order to influence that document so it's a work in progress on those fourteen pages very well kept secret no one has seen them yet ok also it remains to be seen what's going to happen in london barbara the number of conservative party rebels is growing raising the chances of a leadership challenge against theresa may still going to be prime minister by the end of this week. that's the one million pound question of course and nobody dares to bet on it because fair and balanced as we heard it from michelle burn year that is not what her opponents in the conservative party believe this deal to be they talk about treason and national catastrophe and treason may really has to sort of face this down it's not quite sure yet when and if these forty eight leaders will.
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there are supposed to be imminent what will happen after that is within twenty four hours there will be a vote which is a secret ballot on her leadership and women in on the conservative parties expect that she will win it but at the same time she might be weakened politically because many people might sort of show their discontent so there is still everything to play for for two reason may here and at the moment she is fighting her fight at the c.b.i. the british consideration of industry where is she true where she's trying to garnering support for her breasts a deal yeah are we just saw her speaking there behind you what is her parents to britain's top executives today. her pitch clearly is back me or they will be catastrophe back me or there will be no deal with the cliff edge and what's going to tumble down that cliff it is exactly going to be british industry
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and of course from what we heard of the representatives here before this meeting even began they are very worried i mean for them that is the worst case scenario and so they endorse trees a maze deal they say on the circumstances this is the best we can get and we can deal with it however the biggest threat for the country really is that no deal breaks it that some of the hard line breaks the tears are trying to force so yes in this hall here she's going to get all the support she wants however whether that's going to help her in her own party nobody knows ok we'll have more from our barber at the c.v.r. conference there in london and from there to mouth as in brussels for now many thanks to both of you. we have some tennis now germany's alexander's very of i was stunned world number one novak djokovic to win the season ending a.t.p. finals in london talk about it was the favorite he had dropped
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a set in the entire tournament before sunday's final but he was no match for zahra who became the first german to win this procedures tournaments since boris becker back in one thousand nine hundred five. alexander's serve was high on confidence and it showed in the opening stages. after breaking novak djokovic to serve thread of silver six full victory in the all important first set. her third. he turned on the stall in the second set with a delightful right of shots. saving his best for last. five. believe you have it is obvious the biggest. first of all i want to congratulate you . great week again not only this week but you know how you play the second of this
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year we maybe never seen it before and you barely lost a match i'm actually very thankful you lost one to me today. the death of highlights of sarah's fledgling career the one he may eclipse in twenty nineteen. monica jones we're with you in one minute with all the business news don't forget you can always get the latest news and information around the clock on our web site good of you dot com. rearing to me. everyone who loves books has to go and say. thank you literature list hundred plus street.


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