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fascinating. 360. this is news live from berlin dealing with the world's top conflicts world leaders have wrapped up the munich security conference with a new volley to crack down on anyone providing weapons to the warring parties in libya. storm dennis washes across parts of britain. have issued flood warnings throughout the u.k. they're warning residents to take measures to protect their family. business legal
action was a title race in full swing mentioned bob barr continue their excellent form to prove they remain a force to be reckoned with at the top of the tape. hello and welcome to the program i'm nick spicer foreign ministers from major world powers met in munich to push for peace in libya germany and the united nations want to end foreign military support for libya's warring parties an agreement struck last month in berlin has been repeatedly violated with multiple breaches of an arms embargo and increased fighting now representatives at the meeting are pushing for a permanent cease fire german foreign minister laid out a key step following the meeting. what's important now
is to establish transparency and ensure that anyone who intends to violate the arms embargo knows they won't escape unnoticed and the fun of. it should be clear to all breaking this embargo means violating a un resolution which will not be without consequences. and let's bring indeed a new political correspondent simon young in munich simon the german foreign minister was talking about consequences should anyone break this embargo what does he mean by that. well i think he primarily means that there's going to be more focus on this from the international community this meeting today of foreign ministers from the region and has produced a pretty blandly worded statement i would say in which they describe the situation on the ground in libya is deeply troubling and deplored the violations of the arms embargo but what's been announced essentially that e.u.
foreign ministers will meet to discuss libya as a top priority tomorrow monday and they'll be more talks under the umbrella of the un in geneva probably featuring representatives of both the warring factions in libya within the next 10 days or so so it's more talks about talks really in terms of what consequences could be achieved well the e.u. wants to get together and do more monitoring of the arms embargo and of course they might even get to the situation of reinstating the maritime controls in the mediterranean which at the moment are not really happening. sam you talk about talks about talks and i think i can answer this question how significant were the discussions on libya today did they amount to much. yeah i mean as i say i think it's it's important that when you've got these are top level officials here in
munich for the security conference they come together and take the opportunity to issue some kind of statement show that the international community ease on this but in terms of a breakthrough i don't think we've seen that the u.n. deputy envoy on libya said that the truce in libya he's hanging by a thread in the embargoes or jokes are his words much more strong than those that were in this statement agreed by the foreign ministers. ok libya of course is not the reason why all the ministers came to attend the munich security conference in that meeting some big splits were on display over the leadership of the western world and the transatlantic relationship let's take a closer look. from the opening moments of this year's conference the tensions between europe and the us were front and center. saying stuff abandoned to our closest ally the united states of america under the current administration rejects
the idea of an international community and ups. great again great again if necessary also at the expense of neighbors and partners that was a preview of starkly different visions of the european u.s. alliance depending on who you ask it's either on life support or in good health. and happy to report that the death of the transatlantic alliance is grossly over exaggerated french president emmanuel mccraw insisted that europe must become more independent of the us. soon there will but if we have no freedom to act then we have no credibility in foreign policy and we can't be a junior partner to the united states of america. german foreign minister heiko tried to reconcile the 2 sides. we will have to do more for our security but i think it would be a mistake to pit europe against the u.s.
. we're in a security alliance together that works nato but it needs reform and we're discussing that now while westerners argued over whether their influence is on the decline russia's foreign minister sergey lavrov had a different concern. this is through before our eyes the system of agreements in the field of strategic stability and nonproliferation is being destroyed the threshold for using nuclear weapons is being lowered the regional crises are multiplying. outside the venue thousands of protesters were a steady presence many of them environmental activists who said the conference downplays climate change as a security issue. back inside the big speeches overshadowed multiple meetings on the sidelines all addressing major challenges that aren't going away anytime soon. think you could hear that you've covered a few of these conferences quite a few what do you think people will remember this one for. well i think you saw it
there is this battle really between in particular the united states and the european representatives over what the west is all about what it really means what state it seen and we heard the german president frank morris saying of the world we're moving further and further and further away from peace every year and he's very worried about the future of the west the americans in the form of my pompei or the secretary of state coming back saying no the west is winning. role pushing his ideas for a more independent europe and we heard indeed this morning again from your simple role of the e.u. high representative on foreign policy saying europe has to learn to speak the language of power but the question is what will be backing up that power is there really any military base behind those words that got passed go is of cooperation
mechanism but it really remains to be seen whether europe wants to go forward and become an independent force in terms of defense and strategic policy given all the threats china russia and many others have been mentioned here the other thing i think important agreement on the sidelines of this conference. on afghan peace in a movement towards peace the peace deal the americans have got an agreement of sorts anyway with the taliban and the afghan government in the form of afghan president garni ease giving modest star support i should say to that and says that he'll be pursuing that in the coming weeks so they have actually been some some significant developments here in munich this year. thanks for that. time now to take a look at some of the other stories making news around the world. more than 30
civilians have been killed in saudi led air strikes in yemen it taks appeared to be retaliation for the downing of one of riyadh's warplanes the rebels said they brought down the tornado aircraft incidents come of that intensifying fighting between the rebels and forces of the saudi backed government. an 80 year old chinese tourists has died from the corona virus in a hospital in france is the 1st fatality in europe and just the 4th outside of china where around 1500 people have died as well as there are taking drastic steps to combat the outbreak with a court threatening the death penalty for people who hide symptoms dramatic video of lava flow and then ash call him billowing into the night sky above mexico's pople cut a pedal volcano the 5th largest mountain in north america erupted again on saturday for the 2nd consecutive day living up to its reputation as one of mexico's most active volcanoes and one of the most powerful non tropical storms on record has
slammed into britain storm dennis is battering the u.k. with torrential rain and hurricane force winds and forecasters say the severe weather could last until monday the storm has been blamed for at least 2 deaths thus far and has also disrupted travel across the u.k. . a close call for passengers touching down in haiti through our night as he got it is going to go he's going to go around. hundreds of flights have been cancelled due to the strong winds with widespread travel disruptions felt across the u.k. . the persistent rain has left this town in wales unrecognizable after its river burst its banks. a strong current slapped it harms and swallowed the countryside communities had
little time to prepare. or try to keep a level had steak a professor came back you know and you can only do what you can do at the end of the day night she will just say what he's going to do so there's not much he can to just talk it's. the flooding was expected to be worse this time around following storm sierra with rain falling on already saturated ground. conditions are expected to ease in the coming days as communities begin to assess the damage. in sports the late basketball star kobe bryant has been honored by the n.b.a. after they've named an award after the former l.a. lakers player the prize for the most valuable player in the annual all-star game will now carry bryant's name event sees the top players in each season face off in an exhibition match ahead of the game this year as captain slow bron james and dennis i think both paid tribute to bryant who was killed in
a helicopter crash. and we turn to football now and the late bonus league game on saturday glad we're looking to stay in touch with the top 3 by beating relegation threatened distal dorf a saw that hadn't lost as welcoming a new man at the helm as it turned out the visitors proved way too good for the hosts. there was unbeaten in 2 outings since becoming just pulled off coach but it was visitors who struck 1st the onus off mon opening the scoring in the 20 seconds minutes i fancy footwork from young frenchman marcus. and hoffman pivoted to finish the job for tonight didn't take long to respond eric tommy bagging the equaliser 7 minutes later i how long a little push off and the winger sliding shot at the charge and the home fans celebrated like it was still valentine's day one all at half time but gladbach came
out fierce in the 2nd half gentle making it to one. selflessly forgoing his own chance to lay it on for his teammate. and captain jindal was at it again in the 77th minute by this time kenya sack audio was the one serving it up to. to make it 31. house completed the. dash. for one the final score. stay firmly in the mix. and in. posting a. claiming 1st place in the standings
a free kick in the. easy tap into. a corner into the box where patrick cheek. 20 minutes later. the french. to beat his marker and go through the legs of the sheeple. so with. the games are all in the books let's take a look at the results so far 22. dust to dust with ease. days after your been quit as coach. snuck past. hoffenheim spurred and the spoils down frankfurt on friday night 2 games to come on sunday cologne take on and my need shall. this is of course to be