the administration insists he was asked to resign because of an erosion of trust. india has created history by launching a record 100 and four satellites from a single rocket. all but three of the satellites are from foreign countries — 96 are from the united states. now it is time for our news review. let's start with the moscow times online — which questions what's next for us—russia relations following the resignation of donald trump's national security adviser. michael flynn stepped down over controversy surrounding his contacts with russia. the times reports on the death of the half brother of north korea's leader — kimjong—un — in a suspected poison attack
at a malaysian airport. the paper reports that kim jong—nam, a critic of the regime, died on the way to hospital after claiming that his attackers were two women. toshiba chief to quit over losses — that's on the front of the japan times. shigenori shiga resigned hours after the japanese conglomerate announced huge losses linked to its us nuclear power business. the business section of times says the chair of american‘s central bank — janet yellen — risks a showdown with president trump over the white house's fiscal policy. she's warned that economic plans need to be sustainable. and india makes history as it sets a new space record. the times of india reports on the launch of 104 satellites in a single mission. joining us is kulveer ranger, vice president of strategy and communications for the global technology firm atos. good morning. good to see you. not surprising that the moscow tynes is taking this angle about us— russian relations. michael flynn was one of
those who favoured a soft approach towards moscow. they potentially have a significant friend? this story is one in quite a bit. 2a hours ago, michael flynn was unknown to most people outside of washington and moscow. he was appointed the national security adviser and now he has had to go. the story that has come out is about how he has missed briefed the vice president. when you unpick that, he was failing to reveal the full extent of his conversations about sanctions. when you put that to one side, it looks like we have somebody who was potentially naive undertaking conversations without the relevant experience —— mis—briefed. it said that he was speaking to the russian ambassador, but when you speak to an
embassy such as that, most of these calls are being overheard by security services anyway. that is a known fact. why would you have these conversations? there is a sense of na ivete conversations? there is a sense of naivete and something that now we are looking at more reasoning into to build up a conversation about how this affects the conversation about us- this affects the conversation about us — russia relationships and the relationship between donald trump and vladimir putin. could it be that this is a cock up rather than a conspiracy? two bit times, this is out of a thriller! -- to the times. when i read this story, it is the front page, but the first two or three paragraphs had interesting
parts in them. you have a despot like kimjong—un, and then you have his brother and he trying to get his enemies out of the way by eliminating them. and potentially what happened to his uncle, i don't really wa nt what happened to his uncle, i don't really want to describe it because it sounds so vital. but it does sound like it is from the realms of fiction rather than fact. there u nfortu nately fiction rather than fact. there unfortunately does seem be something about that state that we cannot penetrate, it is under this vice like grip of a dictator. until we get some realfacts like grip of a dictator. until we get some real facts about this dictator, we are injournalists get some real facts about this dictator, we are in journalists are probably letting our minds run wild stock loo how far exactly was he hungry for power? —— wild. stock loo how far exactly was he hungry for power? -- wild. when you try to put it together, we need to
wait for more facts. there is something about that regime, he has total power. whether it is about getting rid of long—lost family members, maybe someone else has considered that in the past, but we would never act on it, would we? this one is for you, aaron. we were talking about this yesterday. this could possibly, as we've heard from japan, this is a doozy. this could be, this could put toshiba at risk, in jeopardy. it is be, this could put toshiba at risk, injeopardy. it is a brand be, this could put toshiba at risk, in jeopardy. it is a brand that we have seen over the last few decades really decaying. they have had few challenges in the technology market —— huge. it purchased westinghouse as well. that hasn't quite worked out for them. they are taking a big
loss and these are the issues. for the uninitiated, in 2006 when they took on westinghouse, they were building three nuclear power plants. they have run over budget and it is costing the company huge amounts. they have run over budget and it is costing the company huge amountsm isa costing the company huge amountsm is a huge risk when you try to diversify into a different market, develop those skills and the capabilities in such a big area. it has not paid for them. could it undermine toshiba? we will have to see what the japanese do to shore it up. it is not often that the head of the said talks like this about a president's economic policies. we have been waiting for this. janet yellen, the boss of the federal reserve , yellen, the boss of the federal reserve, and donald trump, we have been waiting for these two to clash. donald trump and his advisers, his
daughter and her clothing line, this isa daughter and her clothing line, this is a serious business of the us economy. janet yellen, the head of the said, she is pulling a few shots from the president's bora. i don't think it is an attack. —— bow. any new president that is coming in and putting some really challenging economic policies on the table about how we see the us economy recovering, he is job how we see the us economy recovering, he isjob creation how we see the us economy recovering, he is job creation and so recovering, he is job creation and so on, what kind of policies he is discussing, she indicates that in this conversation. she is highlighting that there will be consequences. she is suggesting that they think about this a little bit more. india, about three hours ago, breaking this world record. 104 satellites in one shot. really, this
agency is becoming a very serious player in the race. you what we have seen come out of india in the last two decades is an appetite for innovation. we have seen that happen all over the place. india innovation. we have seen that happen all overthe place. india is innovation. we have seen that happen all over the place. india is looking to lead in this area globally. it has broken the record that russia previously held. the size of these things has changed drastically over the years. 96 of them are from the us. they are dealing with international markets. the question is, it's about capability. in the uk, we are building great capability and satellite construction. we have and satellite construction. we have a satellite catapult that the government bonds. really leading the world in terms of how we develop technology. the indians are trying to play the race, the satellite space race. and they can do it very
cheaply. i have had lots of tweets this morning about the uk doing this. india has a space programme, they have nuclear weapons, one third of indians live on less than a day. should we be giving them a? the question is not about where the money should we spend. even in the uk, as we spend in the satellite industry, we have questions about whether that money should go into the nhs, welfare reform. the indian government is looking at investing in innovation that will deliver for its economy and help the vast population to raise their standard of living. it is a macro conversation about policy and politics and where you place your bets. good on them for doing it and other countries are trying to achieve it. thank you very much for talking to us. hello, there. we are looking at changes to our weather now. we've lost that cold easterly, the grey weather. something a bit milder
coming up from the south. but, in the next 24 hours and for the rest of this week, weather will be coming in off the atlantic. and that is what we're looking at, i think, overnight. some weather fronts pushing their way up from the south, introducing more cloud around. some rain as well across central, northern areas, which will be clearing its way northwards. then we will get two areas of rain pushing in toward southern england by the end of the night. generally quite a misty, murky, cloudy night to come, but that will blanket in temperatures, so we shouldn't be looking at anything lower than 5—9 celsius, but some chilly spots across northern scotland to begin the morning. so we will have some rain pushing toward south—west england and towards south wales. heavy bursts mixed into there. wouldn't be surprised if you hear a rumble of thunder, perhaps, through the morning, quite a mild start. elsewhere, dampness across the south—east, but generally cloudy for england and wales, and quite grey, misty and murky. a little bit of rain, some showers affecting irish sea coasts. maybe some of that pushing towards northern ireland and south—west scotland.
central northern scotland, a cold start here, perhaps a touch of frost in some northern glens. but, at least for you, you'll probably see the best of the sunshine through the day. same too for northern ireland for awhile. further south, we will have the weather front pushes northwards and eastwards as the day wears on. and again, some of it could be heavy towards the midlands and in towards the south—east, potentially some heavy bursts for northern counties of england, too. a mild feel to things here. a little bit cooler further north, but you've got the sunshine, so it will compensate. now, that weather front pushes off in towards the north sea. things turns drier for england and wales. winds turn light as well. a cool night, maybe a little bit of mist and fog to start thursday morning. an area of low pressure will be sweeping to the north of scotland. so this will bring frequent showers to northern ireland and much of central and northern scotland and fairly strong, blustery winds. but for england and wales, actually, quite a quiet day. with light winds, some sunshine, it will feel pleasantly mild, 11 or 12 celsius.
that area of low pressure pushes off in towards scandinavia. and a ridge of high pressure nudges in for friday. but what that means, with light winds and damp air, we could start the day on friday with some dense fog patches around. but they should generally clear and lift, to allow for some sunshine to develop, certainly through friday afternoon. so this is friday in a bit more detail. we will start off with some dense mist and fog, particularly england and wales. but through the day, i think skies should tend to brighten up. and it will feel mild, with temperatures in double figures. but notice out west there will be strengthening winds and outbreaks of rain. that takes us into the weekend, and for most of us, staying mild.