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my name is dave out of the home and i'm more than. this is g.w. news coming to you live from berlin a new breakthrough in the lunar exploration you're looking at the first ever photo from the surface of the dark side of the moon taken on the mission today by the unmanned chinese spacecraft will have all the details in just a moment also coming up democrats take over the house of representatives today
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allowing them to log much through president trump's agenda what does that mean for donald trump and the current government shutdown we'll hear from our correspondent in washington. and shares an apple take a tumble as sales figures show chinese buyers losing their appetite for the hype. plus aiming for soccer glory in the asian cup with the chinaman just around the corner we'll introduce you to one of its most under usual school with most of the team's players no born in the country they represent. hello i'm terry martin good to have you with us the chinese spacecraft has made the first successful landing ever on the far side of the moon it's the side that can never be seen from our planet the mission is seen as key to china's ambitions to
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become a space superpower a lunar probe is equipped with a rover and measuring devices and will carry out experiments involving planting seeds used more. it's the first ever soft landing on the far side of the moon. and this probe was not sent by the u.s. or russia but china state media was proud to announce its touchdown at ten twenty six beijing time by god the whole process was as expected the result was precise and the landing stable the current landing location is our ideal landing place in other words we are right on target and will by. the progress carrying instruments to map the regions geology it is also carrying seeds for an experiment in cultivating vegetables in a closed environment this is the first picture from the surface sent by the chang efore lunar probe. it's unexplored territory.
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yes the moon always has one side not facing us the moon itself is an obstacle there for the back of the moon it's a restricted area and a blind spot for the transmission of information between the earth and the moon. the dark side of the moon is rather an unseen side than one lacking light it's because the moon takes just as long to rotate on its own axis as it takes to complete one orbit of earth. the mission is part of a larger chinese program of lunar exploration but the landing on the dark side is one of the country's biggest leaps forward and its space race ambitions or for more let's bring in keith cowing he's a former rocket scientist and editor of the blog nasa watch thanks for being with us this morning first of all what's laden so difficult to lend a probe on the far side of the moon it's never been done before. no it hasn't and
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we've done it many times on the near side of the moon because we can in direct real contact with that because we can see that side of the moon but on the far side is blocked from directory of contact with the earth so china had to put a real a satellite from around the moon so that he could see the earth so the spacecraft could talk to the satellite and sound like than talk to earth so it adds an extra layer of complexity ok so it's a bit complicated but why is it scientifically significant what we learn from all this well first of all the linear locations very interesting incident on carbon crater which is inside a larger crater called the akan basin which is a monster's crater it's bigger than any crater on anything in our solar system and it was so deep that when it happened parts of the or original lunar crust may have been brought up so that's where the probe landed and it'll be the first time anybody's landed there to take a look at it scientifically see. and you know i was actually on cd t.n.
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about two hours before it landed everybody soon it was going to happen you know i don't know maybe they just wanted to make sure they got it right or you know i don't know but as soon as they knew that they'd done it they said so and even the nasa administrator tweeted a congratulation to them a minute later so once they get it they told everybody ok now china is a lens on the far side of the moon here we've got india about the launch its second moon mission why are these developing powers investing so heavily in their space capabilities. you know that's a question i actually ask a lot because here in states who are you know we did to fifty years ago now why are these other countries doing it now and i guess what are they learning that we've forgotten and it was a matter of national pride draw spec in the sixty's and now the search is sort of seems to be the gold standard for being in an advanced technological nation china has done it you know japan has sent probes the orbit the moon israel's want to land
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a commercial later in the so as they said the sixty's you know the everyman's going back to the moon apparently that song's going to be hit again ok keith thank you so much says keith cowing there editor of the blog at nasa watch what happening up there in space the moment america's space agency has also achieved a space exploration milestone this one billions of kilometers from the sun nessa's new horizons probe sent the first detailed images of the space rock all team up to love the pictures show what looks like a giant snowman nasa has described it as an entirely new kind of world the prose involved at the edge of our solar system is the most distant object ever explored by humankind. now some of the other stories making news around the world today syria's defense minister says kurdish forces are withdrawing from the
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northern syrian town to beach approximately four hundred fighters have already left the town close to the turkish border you know this one came a few days after the kurds damascus to support them against an expected assault by the turkish army. brazilian president. has shifted control of indigenous land claims to the agriculture ministry the move has stoked concerns among environmentalists and rights groups who fear both in our own tends to further open up the amazon rain forest for commercial exploitation the justice ministry previously controlled indigenous land claims. the death toll has now risen to thirty seven after a suspected gas explosion caused the collapse of an apartment building in russia a number of residents are still missing but officials say chances are slim they'll be found alive underneath the rubble. and parts of finland have experienced the
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strongest wins ever recorded in the country a powerful winter storm swept through from the north tens of thousands of people have been without power cell phone and transport services have been disrupted and authorities have urged people to stay indoors. in the united states the democrats take control of the house of representatives today ending the republicans monopoly on power in washington under president donald trump so what's on their agenda while the most pressing issue will be trying to and the government shutdown over funding for president trumps border wall with mexico house democrats are also expected to stand up for the affordable care act also known as of bamma care amid legal challenges that several republican led states are waging are also likely to launch their own investigations into the dealings of the trump white house and russian interference in the twenty sixteen election that critz leader
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nancy pelosi is expected to be elected speaker of the house today and she will not have much time to settle in because as you know the first confrontation with president trump is already in full swing. there's a showdown already well underway as congress begins its new term even the republic top democrats say the latest talks with the president reduced no hint that he will sign their bill to end a partial shutdown of government services everybody in the room neither side seems pretty to budge him because he says he won't sign it and use the government as hostage we should just give in the american people don't want that that's bad for our country and that's not the way to govern and you little value the biggest tax president trump initiated the government shutdown nearly two weeks ago. he refused to approve a budget deal because it did not include billions in funding for building
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a wall at the border with mexico. democrats sold the oppose his plans for the barrier and the nearly six billion dollars he wants for it an open wound. this is the result of their dispute and end to government services such as some trash collection. no access to museums and other federally operated sites. and no pay for hundreds of thousands of federal workers. thank you now the question is how long could the shutdown last as long as it takes i think the people of this country think i'm right again i could have done nothing i could have had a lot easier presidency by doing nothing but. i'm here i want to do it right. it's a stormy start to a congressional term with huge potential for conflict. democrats say they want to
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use their new majority in the house to probe the president's finances and alleged abuses of power. but trump has warned against their plans and to assume a war like posture if his opponent's investigations go forward. well for more let's bring in d.w. stephens demons from our washington bureau so stefan starting today the democrats have control of the house of representatives how will this change things in washington particularly for president trial. as you've indicated in your report this will change everything keyword in this to gauge and subpoena. so the life won't get any better or easier for the president and for the white house or for anybody working for him you still have the moeller prover in full swing everybody is awaiting an outcome at some point you remember a few months ago we said yes absolutely after the midterm elections there will be a reports well we were all wrong mr maule is still investigating on top of that
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democrats are determined to make life harder for donald trump and to as they say now bring checks and balances back into the system as the republicans in their view ever miserably failed to do this you know the new house has its work cut out for it the government partial government shutdown is underway it's been ongoing now for two weeks what do americans make of this showdown between president trump and congress. i think most americans are absolutely aware and understand that this is politics this is washington right now. as you have indicated or said in the report in this meeting this time and there were no cameras to roll remember a few weeks ago and in front of live cameras nancy pelosi and chuck schumer collided with the president. yet was he was much better reportedly in the private
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meeting in the situation room this time and the president outright refused reportedly to sign anything and to bring the government back on its feet basically partially the partial charge down to negate the partial shutdown because reportedly he said he would look foolish so saying that meaning by this it's all about politics at the moment and there's no sign of anybody taking a step back and doing the right thing here which is probably from the view of those four hundred five hundred thousand who are working or not working and don't have a paycheck bring the government back from the shutdown how much longer could this partial government shutdown drag on and what a tax that is. yeah that's the million dollar question nobody knows in the beginning of all of this you might remember it was actually the white house who. set off this is going to be all figured out in
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a few days and now we're in day twelve or thirteen of the thirteen state. days in the same campaign two thousand and twenty land so to speak of and take you so much for that analysis stuff and siemens there in washington. twenty nine thousand one hundred years since the founding of the renowned german or school ball house we take a look at it simply. this were born and raised outside of the country factor that has helped it hit new heights but also calls some controversy. still if i throw a filipino parent despite the mix of cultures in the squad they say their shared heritage fosters a good spirit. everyone has something when he referred to the foreign born plays as half bloods. the young husbands are proud to be filipino but they knowledge the growing up in england the premier league club chelsea gave them an advantage over
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locally raised players. had so much. from chelsea that we wanted to take. the grassroots program to philippines use this . on its infancy so we were waiting for the strategy has worked in twenty eight in the philippines reached the highest ranking and qualified for the asian cup for the first time at a sustainable solution is needed if the two it's matches they support children rescued from the streets and war torn regions in the syrian city of need help while suppressing barks so it's a dream come true for a damn. good life as well as helping children in need commitments like this spread a love of football and just maybe one of them can come from one where i live but for now it's up to the young husbands and nets he makes to bring sporting glory to a country thousands of miles away from where they were born. twenty
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nineteen marks one hundred years since the founding of the renowned german art school but. though its life was brief the school's emphasis on functional design and modern architecture has been hugely influential back in one thousand nine hundred artists and craftsman in eastern germany merged architecture and design to create numerous classics objects that shaped the twentieth century and continue to inspire today. german architect was badly wounded in world war one that made him wonder how to build a brighter future after so much suffering he realized the key lay in new thinking that would enable innovative design. art and. artists working at a higher level this idea led to the birth of a new language of color and. movement.
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production today was developed. back then the free spirit of the movement was frowned upon by conservative thinkers . governments last. choice to relocate to another city in a different state. and his staff began working. for the world especially the. architects designing mass residential housing which met many. but without a decline in living standards. then.
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they decided. the. time. for good. power in one nine hundred thirty three. institutions modern concepts lived on. germany designed modern buildings in what would later become. only fourteen years. century after its founding the guiding question posed by vertigo p.s. is more relevant than ever how do we want to design our future. and we'll be broadcasting a documentary about the movement on saturday you can find out more on a lot of d.w.
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dot com slash or twenty what. business. is china losing its appetite for the i phone moniker well that's what the apple c.e.o. tim cook says terry and we definitely know that apple shares tumbled seven percent in after hours trading after the company cut its sales forecast for the last quarter and the news also triggered a broader selloff in the stock market up a chief executive tim cook blames the slowing i phone sales in china the u.s. china trade routes wait on growth there and the revenue cut raises questions about whether apple is being punished by chinese officials or consumers in favor of local rivals such as think your way and to eat but apple is also struggling in some developed markets where the number of i phone upgrades has no weapon i expect it. for more on that now let's cross over to our financial market correspondent paula
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because you have but it gets who i believe found an apple store in the city of frank thirds. is it just china or does apple have deeper problems. a new apple i phone in china costs about three times as much as a phone from say a local competitor so while smartphone sales for apple and also samsung have been weak in china the company also has itself to blame not just not just chinese consumers or the economy there because i phones are just too expensive with over a thousand dollars they're just too expensive for most consumers in the chinese market especially since that price that big price tag doesn't go along with new innovation and new great developments there's hardly any innovation in the product and so people just keep on with their phones for
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a longer time it's the same here in europe people will stick with their phone just longer and tape it up and keep it for awhile soldier on so is that it has the i phone peaked and it's time to move on to something else. indeed in the past eighteen months i phone sales have been flat and. it's shouldn't actually really come as a as a big surprise for the company. in november a lot of market watchers already called peak i phone for several markets tim cook himself said that the company had trouble selling phones in emerging markets like brazil russia and india although he didn't count china as part of them back then also in november the company said it would stop reporting the number of i phone sales in the future which sort of spooked analysts because that's a that's a big step for the company basically going to going to leave us guessing as
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a company cited strategic changes but it happy people are worried that a drop like this might come. just briefly is actual sync couple is it actually possible to think about apple without the i phone. well you know let's say within reason the company's still making a huge amount of money a huge amount of revenue and causing a lot of envy in the corporate world it's still doing good but sixty percent of its revenue are i phone sales and the company will have to figure out a way to get money back into its pockets trying to ramp up its services like apple apple pay or. the app store but so far that's only ten percent to ramp up. its efforts ok so apple has some homework to do it's in front thank you so much. well apple is just one of the big industry giants feeling the pinch these days that
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it looks like investors will have to brace for a continuation of last year's roller coaster ride a major trade conflict between the world's top two economies uncertainty over bricks and also divisions within the eurozone twenty nineteen inherits quite a few unsolved problems if there's one thing the markets cannot stand it's uncertainty on ten twenty eighteen there was not been done solvers. u.s. president donald trump kicked off the year by signing off on a host of tariffs on foreign made products his biggest target china beijing responded with a levy on u.s. goods month of squabbling followed finally towards the end of the year after dining together at the g. twenty summit in argentina the leaders of the world's two biggest economies agreed to a ninety day truth. but after so much turbulence investors aren't convinced their
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trade conflict is really coming to an end. another issue keeping investors up at night bracks with less than three months to go before the u.k. leaves the european union it's still entirely unclear what the impact will be on global trade. and elsewhere in europe it hasn't been plain sailing either italy presented a budget the e.u. called on acceptable. the two sides have since come to a compromise but with the country's populist government determined to deliver on its promise to boost spending on the poor and lower the retirement age e.u. officials remain concerned over my desk trade tensions brecht's that chaos and divisions within the eurozone perhaps it's no wonder investors are feeling ropey. and here's a reminder of the top stories we're following for you. a chinese spacecraft has made the first successful landing ever on the dock side of the moon the one that
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can never be seen from our planet the mission the seen as an important step aside china looks to push for what its space program. and there's a big shift in washington today as a new congress is sworn in u.s. democrats taking over the house of representatives allowing them to block much of president's chong's agenda he has wanted them against their plans and violets to assume a more like posture. watching the news lie from them and more coming up at the top of the hour so you that if you kept. the. food.
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on the. top of. the. center of the conflict zone confronting the powerful. serve beer is pushing ahead with lou's join the european union the brussels who so far on impressed with its reforms my guess is recruiting violations the serbian prime minister on the verge of breach. why so little progress oh so many key issues the conflict so focused. on doubling could. be on the economy let's go live move abundantly i want. claiming it's one of the largest suppliers or. even richer.
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dot com slash adoption and i'm on facebook in the uk still. jammin for free but w. subir is pushing ahead with moves to join the european union but brussels is so far unimpressed with its reforms my guest this week visiting but is the serbian prime minister and not burn that bridge why so little progress on so many key issues. prime minister gordon of which welcome to conflict so i thank you very much.
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