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this is bbc news. the headlines at 8pm: president trump has signed a new executive order, imposing a ban on travellers from six mainly muslim countries. iraq is no longer included. like every nation, the united states has a right to control who enters our country and to keep out those who would do us harm. concerns for thousands of jobs at vauxhall‘s uk plants after it's sold to a french car maker. we've all been worried, of course. we're all going to be worried. we've all got families, and i myself have been here for nearly 30 years. disbelief. no one really knows what is going on. again, we haven't been told. security services explain how they've prevented 13 potential terror attacks in the past four years. in france, republicans back francois fillon as their candidate in next month's presidential election, despite him losing support after being accused of embezzlement. and in the next hour: a zoo in cumbria loses its license
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after almost 500 animals died there in the last four years. inspectors criticised south lakes zoo for overcrowding, and a lack of proper welfare for the animals. and 30 years after the zeebruge ferry disaster, relatives, survivors and rescuers return to remember the 193 people who lost their lives. good evening and welcome to bbc news. president trump has announced a new travel ban to prevent citizens from a number of predominantly muslim countries from entering the united states. his original version was blocked by the us courts. the latest temporary ban will now affect people from six countries, who are seeking new visas, but iraq will no longer be affected.
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here's our north america correspondent nick bryant. there was anger, chaos and confusion at america's airports when the original travel ban on entrants from seven muslim—majority countries was hurriedly put into effect. but the us courts ruled it was unconstitutional, opening the borders, delivering an embarrassing rebuke to president trump. so, today, the president signed a revised ban, this time drafted more carefully, with the involvement of key cabinet members, which the administration hopes will withstand an inevitable legal challenge. it is the president's solemn duty to protect the american people, and with this order, president trump is exercising his rightful authority to keep our people safe. the department ofjustice believes that this executive order, just as the first executive order, is a lawful and proper exercise of presidential authority. while citizens from somalia, sudan, syria, iran, libya and yemen are still affected,
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iraq, unlike last time, is not on the list. people with legal residency in the us, who are holders of green cards, and those who already have visas, will not be subject to the ban. and syrian refugees, originally banned indefinitely, are not singled out for harsher treatment. in muslim neighbourhoods of america, such as dearborn, michigan, the travel ban affects family members and friends, and many complain it also marginalises them. it's really sad, because it's affecting a lot of people, and it's going to hurt a lot of people. i think it's a wrong decision. i wish he would teach us how to love each other more and be peaceful some more. do not say, "this group is bad, that group is bad". america has long celebrated its welcoming tradition towards immigrants, symbolised by the statue of liberty. but opinion on the travel ban exposes deep divisions here, between those who protest it's un—american and those who believe it's necessary to protect the american homeland. dr kelli ward is a former
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state senator from arizona who supports the new travel ban. she joins me on webcam from phoenix. thank you for being with us. what do you make of this new, improved travel ban? critics said it is the same? i think that president trump is exactly right, protecting americans from terrorism, from those with non existent rights and he is well within presidential rights to
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protect the american homeland and american citizens. it has been said that although the waco seismic changes, the to discriminate against muslims remains clear, it is diametrically opposed to values and makes us less safe. nobody exciting that the president should not meet america safe, it is about how he is going about doing it. the suggestion that this is wrong? no discrimination, this order does vetting that is appropriate, from countries that have state—sponsored terrorism, harbouring people from al-qaeda and isis, and people who themselves have said that they are inadequately to vet their own
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citizens. prepared so that people are going to be safe. citizens. prepared so that people are going to be safeli citizens. prepared so that people are going to be safe. i thought that is not the president on the phone! i suppose the problem, this ban applies to mainly muslim countries. and that is the beginning of the problem for president trump. but many other mainly muslim countries are still free to come to the united states. america has the most generous immigration policies, and those are still in place. 90 day halt on people coming from places that harbour terrorism. from countries terrorism, sponsoring and places that cannot vet their own. it is presidential, and it is the week
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to put american rights first. that is what president trump said on the campaign trailand is what president trump said on the campaign trail and that is exactly what he is doing today. thank you for joining what he is doing today. thank you forjoining us. one person who has condemned the ban, david miliband. he said that the executive order targets the most vulnerable refugees trying to resettle themselves. the 120 day ban on refugees targets the most vulnerable, and the most vetted population are writing in the united states. refugee resettlement has been a great american success story, bringing people to be united states who have become active and productive citizens. the national security cases not supported by any of the documentation, including the
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lea ked of the documentation, including the leaked memos from the department of homeland security. targeting people because of their country of origin is no good. weak resettle refugees and we strongly support effective vetting, but no need to suspend the resettlement programme and then update. it is also was saying that the reduction to 50,000 in the total number of refugees that are going to be admitted in one year, it is a historic assault on refugee resettlement in the united states, and a catastrophic cup at a time when more effigies or round the world than ever before. that was david miliband. what might tomorrow morning's front pages make of all this? we'll tell you what they're reporting on the new improved travel ban, and all the other top stories, tonight. at 10:40 my guests on the papers are the former labour adviser and comedian, ayesha hazarika and the journalist, tim montgomerie.
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there are concerns about the future of around 4,500 people who work at vauxhall plants in the uk after the business was bought by a french car company. psa, which already owns peugeot and citroen, has agreed a deal to buy vauxhall in britain and opel in germany forjust under £2 billion. vauxhall has two factories, in luton and ellesmere port. unions say the fight begins now to try safeguard jobs. here's our industry correspondentjohn moylan. vauxhall‘s vast vehicle plant at luton, for decades a cornerstone of gm's european operations. but soon what happens here will be decided in france. creating uncertainty for thousands of workers. we've all been worried, of course. we're all going to be worried because we've all got families. i myself have been here nearly 30 years. disbelief because no—one really knows what's going on. as again, we haven't been told. do you think you are safe? i believe we are.
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i don't see the reason to shut it down. earlier in paris, peugeot's boss, carlos tava res, alongside his counterpart from general motors confirmed plans to create a european auto giant, second only to volkswagen. huge cost savings are planned, and we asked him what that will mean for vauxhall‘s workers. i trust my vauxhall employees in the uk, i trust them. i know they are skilled. i know that they are dedicated and i know they are committed and i trust that they will be in a very good position by working in a constructive and open manner, as long as we improve the performance and we become the best, there is no risk they should fear. the deal redraws the map of the european car industry. across europe, the psa group has 11! production sites with 139,000 workers. it's buying gm europe, known as opel, with its eight plants outside the uk and 38,500 employees. the deal includes vauxhall‘s plants in luton and ellesmere port
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and their 11,500 staff. here at ellesmere port, the vauxhall astra has been rolling off the production line since the 1980s. to secure the future of the site, unions know the new french owners must commit to a new vehicle for the plant in the coming year. a message to psa, or indeed, general motors before it. it needs to be clear. if they want to sell cars in the united kingdom, they're going to have to build cars in the united kingdom. that's unite's position and we will fight tooth and nail to make sure that happens. the conversations that i and the prime minister have had, both with gm and psa, tell me that they intend to safeguard the plants, honour their commitments and look to increase the performance and the sales of cars. so, we want to hold them to those commitments. uk plants are known to be amongst the most productive and efficient in the world. but it's what goes into the vehicles, which are built in our plants,
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which could be the big problem. 60% of the components that go into the vivaro van which is built here at luton come from abroad. for the astra built up at ellesmere port, it is 75%. the former boss of gm's european operations warns that this crucial issue puts the uk's plants at a disadvantage. theyjust don't have enough components purchased here, so it puts the cost of the car up, because they have to import so many components. and so, being realistic, the uk is in a weaker position than other operations. the uk's brexit deal will play into this, too. trade tariffs could increase the cost of those components, as well as the cars we export. britain's auto sector has been a huge success story. but the creation of this new european car giant could present major challenges. let's get more analysis on this story.
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joining me now is geraintjohnes, a professor of economics at lancaster university. do you think the workers at both of these plants should be worried? do you think the workers at both of these plants should be worried ?|j think they should be worried to some extent, yes, because takeovers and mergers often happen with a view to improving efficiency of production. psa are going to have 2a factories across europe, two in the uk, and they are going to want to save year on year1.5 they are going to want to save year on year 1.5 billion. tall order. they are going to want to seek efficiencies, but one of the things thatis efficiencies, but one of the things that is going to affect this, is the brexit situation, they have been producing the astra and the need to
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commit toa producing the astra and the need to commit to a new type, that is the timescale brexit will be discussed and we do not know what sort of deal we are going to have with the european union, in terms of tariffs and the single market. especially for the auto industry. that is going to be crucial. just explain why psa have done this, having brought vauxhall into the fold, they have more capacity than they actually need? scale is a key thing in the automotive industry, and we know that vauxhall is a big player in europe. east asian companies are large. it is important for them to rationalise, within the context of having a number of units. and we we re having a number of units. and we were hearing in that report, a lot
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of parts used to make vehicles are imported. if you have uncertainty about his status, with regards to customs, and access to the single market, that puts us at a clear disadvantage, compared to others. 40 yea rs over we disadvantage, compared to others. 40 years over we have developed supply chains, particularly after the single market came in the 1990s. solicitjewish single market came in the 1990s. solicit jewish and of single market came in the 1990s. solicitjewish and of having to pay tariffs, and then having to export, keeping tabs on exports of origin, it is going to make everything complex unless a good arrangement can be reached. thank you for speaking to us from lancaster university. thank you. and we can come back to a leading story, the
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travel ban saying by president trump, preventing many muslim countries entering the country. the people confident that this is going to get through the courts, the way the original ban didn't?” to get through the courts, the way the original ban didn't? i think this executive order has a better chance at the court, because it has been consulted, not just chance at the court, because it has been consulted, notjust the department of homeland security, the department of homeland security, the department of homeland security, the department ofjustice, but the waitrose has taken care to consult broadly across agencies that actually execute these, so they have closed a number of issues. the courts have found that the original order violated due process, with regards to immigrants who had legal paperwork. it was turning back people who had a right to come. that is not going to happen. lawful
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residence, even people from countries on the banned list, this is going to be forward—looking. the other thing is the issue of discrimination on religious grounds. some of the language on collagen has been dropped, no longer priority given to religious minorities, that was seen as given to religious minorities, that was seen as favouring christians over muslims. that has been dropped. but at the same time, i think probably going to be efforts to push this through the courts on the grounds that the trees on the banned list are still muslim majority, you could argue it is religious discrimination. but as you heard, the white house has said that is not the white house has said that is not the case because of our muslim nations have not been affected. still broadly some opposition to the ban, i expect that those people who oppose that are going to try to be fighting that in court. the washington state attorney general has said that they will decide on
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the next litigation steps after consulting with state university businesses, about potential harm. that is an avenue thatjudges could go down? and adverse economic effect, potentially, that does not warrant the security uptake the president believes will come? that is the original keys, and the washingtonjudge and is the original keys, and the washington judge and court that suspended the ban in the first place. because university businesses said that this is going to hurt us, foreign students cannot come, and thejudge in that foreign students cannot come, and the judge in that case found that they had justified cause. because they had justified cause. because they were suffering in some way. it is not clear how the revised executive order is going to play
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into those arguments, but these cases have got to be assessed, because of some of the grounds of suspending the original band have been met. thank you for, barbara. the headlines on bbc news: president trump has signed a new executive order, imposing a ban on travellers from six mainly muslim countries. iraq is no longer on the list. the head of the french car company psa, has played down fears of british plant closures, after its takeover of vauxhall. he says he has faith in the uk's 4,000 workers. leaders of the french centre—right have reaffirmed their support for francois fillon as their candidate in next month's presidential election. sport now, and for a full round up let's cross to the bbc sport centre. chelsea can go ten points clear at the top of the premier league
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with a win at west ham tonight. currently 0—0. 20 minutes. chelsea haven't lost since the 4th of january. but west ham knocked them out of the efl cup. manchester united's zlatan ibrahimovic and bournemouth defender tyrone mings have both been charged with violent conduct following their premier league match on saturday. mings appeared to catch the head of ibrahimovic with his studs as he lay on the ground. the striker then caught the defender in the face with his elbow moments later, in what looked like retaliation. mings could face a longer ban if found guilty, after the fa suggested the standard punishment may not be appropriate. both incidents were missed by the match officials. the two players have until tomorrow evening to respond to the charge. the arsenal manager arsene wenger has been forced to deny reports striker alexis sanchez was involved in a training ground row in the lead up to saturday's premier league defeat to liverpool, as speculation surrounding the player's future grows. sanchez took part in training this morning, having only
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featured in the second half of arsenal's 3—1 defeat. it's believed the incident was behind his omission from the first team, something wenger dismissed. com pletely completely false. but i understand that you have fill newspapers. two we respect that. and when you do not win games, it is not always down to these ‘stories'. and we have got to accept that. alexis sanchez has got 15 months on his contract, it is going to depend completely on austral football club, not anybody else. the football association have tabled a series of proposals to reform the organisation. they include reserving three places on the board for female members and adding eleven new members to the fa council to better reflect the diversity in english football. here's the association
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chairman greg clarke. i think it is really important that that the ball association represents the society that we are in. we need ethnic and gender diversity. we have seen other boards are more that effective, and throughout the business world we have a drive for diversity, because we can meet better decisions. there'll be no champions league football on terrestrial tv from the start of the 2018 season after bt sport secured the exclusive rights for both live matches and highlights. it has cost bt £1.2 billion for a three year deal, and includes all champions league and europa league live games, highlights and in—match clips of both competitions. the bbc has secured the rights for the 2019 women's world cup. more than 12 million people watched on bbc tv last time round in canada, when england finished third. they'll attempt to succeed the usa as champions in two years. now to cricket and the england women's team will make history when they play the first ever day—night ashes test
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against australia in november. the match will be played in sydney starting on the 9th of november and the series will also feature three one day internationals and three twenty20 matches. the winner of the multi—format series will again be decided by a points accumulation system as england look to reclaim the trophy they lost in 2015. 23 minutes played. west ham 0—0 chelsea. chelsea looking to go ten clear at the top. police say 13 potential terror attacks have been thwarted in the last four years.
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the uk's most senior counter—terrorism police officer has also revealed that more than 500 investigations are being carried out at any one time. he disclosed the figures as he launched an appeal that aims to get members of the public to report any suspicious behaviour. our home affairs correspondent daniel sandford reports. advert voiceover: if you have a concern about something you've seen or heard that could identify a terrorist threat, report it. a new police advertisement, a reminder to the public of their role in fighting terror. it could be anything that strikes you as unusual... detectives say that in one third of recent high risk investigations, the public has provided important information. and they point to older cases. this man stored a huge bag of fertiliser to make bombs for al-qaeda. he was stopped because a woman at the storage warehouse tipped police off, saving hundreds of lives. detectives are concerned some people might be worried about wasting police time. their advice is, don't worry, use your instincts, and if you see something suspicious, call the anti—terrorist hotline or if it's urgent dial 999. in the background, the devastating attacks in mainland europe. the trucks driven into crowds in berlin and nice. the mass shootings in paris and brussels.
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all inspired by so—called islamic state, from a distance. we see increasing use of encrypted communications which can instantaneously and dynamically link terrorists across the world. that brings about a greater danger for us in our communities, that somebody in our community can be influenced by someone working in a terrorist stronghold on the other side of the world. in westminster the home secretary was also asking for the public‘s help in tackling the threat. it's essential that we don't simply think we can solve this by putting more money into it. we need to work closely with local communities so that everyone plays a part in countering this vile crime. and to emphasise the scale of the threat, police said today they have now thwarted 13 terrorist attacks on britain in the last four years. the supermarket chain asda has been fined £300,000 for food safety
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breaches inspectors found dead mice and flies at its north london home delivery depot which distributes food to online customers across london and essex. mouse droppings were also found on the shelves. gain their a mental health trust is to be prosecuted over its alleged failure to provide safe care and treatment to one of its patients. southern health sparked controversy over its failure to investigate the deaths of hundreds of patients in its care between 2011 and 2015. it is the first time the care quality commission, which regulated trusts, has launched a prosecution against such an organisation. a zoo in cumbria where a keeper was mauled to death by a tiger, and nearly 500 animals have died over a three year period, has been ordered to close — pending appeal. south lakes zoo had been sharply criticised by inspectors for overcrowding and poor animal welfare. our correspondent danny savage reports. south lakes zoo this afternoon,
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a visitor attraction as singled out as having so many problems it has now been ordered to close. the issue is animal welfare — an inspection found multiple problems with accommodation and a lack of proper care. we have had reports from the public over many years that we have chased up with the council, with animals having head injuries from feeding experiences where people have been absolutely disgusted at the state of them. it has been an ongoing issue with animal welfare and neglect for even the most basic needs. the zoo has been dogged with trouble. a 24 year—old keeper was killed by a tiger in 2013. her partner told me today that a lot needs to change, but it can be turned around. with so many other zoos in the country being able to manage in a safe way, it stands to reason that this can be managed appropriately.
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it will take some time to fix the faults but there's no reason why they can't operate a safe zoo. the man refused a licence was david gill — described by inspectors as being desperate to keep control here one way or another. and it was david gill's attitudes towards the number of animal deaths which concerned inspectors. they say he did not seem to have a problem with it. and a keeper told the inspection team that their instructions were to dispose of bodies and not tell anyone about them. david gill says he wants to stand aside from running the zoo but the new operating company needs his licence, and without it the site will close. the zeebrugge ferry tragedy is the worst peacetime british disaster at sea in living memory. it was 30 years ago this evening that the herald of free enterprise capsized within minutes of setting
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sailfrom belgium to dover. 193 passengers and crew died because the ship's bow doors hadn't been closed. today ceremonies have been held in britain and belgium to remember the dead. our correspondent duncan kennedy joined the families, rescuers and survivors. in the choppy waters of the north sea, not far from where the herald went down, the day of remembrance began with an act of commemoration. it was 30 years ago tonight, the herald of free enterprise capsized just outside zeebrugge harbour. a crew member had left the bow doors open. across—channel sailing became a mid—channel disaster. archive footage: below, there was chaos, people clawing and fighting their way up, injured and freezing cold. survival time... in the grim night of horror and loss that followed, 193 people died.
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day—trippers, lorry drivers, crew. all the lights went out, it was completely pitch black dark and we could hear the inrushing water. brian gibbons used his watch to tap on pipes and alert his rescuers. they came seven hours later. with the screams and the shouts and everything else, and unfortunately some people didn't make it. and the reason i'm talking to you today is because i think people need to know what happened because of the 193 that didn't make it. sorry... it gets me a bit. three decades on, the legacy of the herald's loss is its capacity to fill a church with family and friends. 193 victims, 193 names read out. amongst them the aunt
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and uncle of kim spooner, then eight years of age, but still able to recall her family's night of anguish. my goodness, i remember it so vividly. didn't really process what it meant at the time, to be honest. but sitting up all night waiting to hear them call, waiting and hoping they would get in touch. and it didn't happen. to the lasting regret of kim and many families, no one was ever prosecuted for the herald disaster. today her salvage bell was finally returned to the harbour that the herald had set sail for but never reached. time now for a look at the weather. hello. after a day of sunny spells and scattered showers, some of those showers are continuing this evening. many of them overnight
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are going to fade away but this line from western scotland to north west england, north wales, midlands — that continues well into the night before it fades. temperatures lower in rural spots. touch of frost around. early showers in north west scotland, not many left behind, shetland, then for many dry tuesday. outbreaks of rain in northern ireland, freshening breeze. 10, 11 across southern england, most at seven, nine, further unsettled spells through the week but particularly thursday and friday turning milder. hello.
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this is bbc news, the headlines at half eight: president trump has signed a new executive order, imposing a ban on travellers from six mainly muslim countries. iraq is no longer on the list. the head of the french car company psa, has played down fears of british plant closures, after its takeover of vauxhall. he says he has faith in the uk's 4000 workers. as long as we improve the performance and we become the best, there is no risk they should fear. leaders of the french centre—right have reaffirmed their support for francois fillon as their candidate in next month's presidential election. police say 13 potential uk terror attacks have been prevented in almost four years. counter terrorism officers are urging the public to be vigilant. a zoo in cumbria has lost its license, after almost 500 animals died in the last four years. the trump administration
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has announced details of a new travel ban, removing references that appeared to favour christians over muslims. the original order, which was blocked in the courts, caused disruption and confusion at airports and provoked demonstrations in the us and beyond. so what changes have been made? in the new executive order, there will be a 90 day travel ban on people from six countries, instead of seven, iraq has been taken off the list. those who already have valid visas or green cards won't be affected by the order. the new measures will take effect in 10 days' time, not immediately, as was the case the last time around. on the decision to exempt iraq, here's secretary of state rex tillerson. iraq is an important ally in the fight to defeat islamic state. with their brave soldiers fighting in
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close coordination with american men and women in uniform. this intense review over the past month identified multiple security measures that the state department and the government of iraq will be implementing to achieve our shared objective of preventing those with criminal or terrorist intent from reaching the united states. on the line is deeba fahami, an american with dual iranian citizenship. thank you for being with us. we have dual citizenship, so you are ok, you should be able to enter the united states if you leave and go back in. even though you are from one of the countries involved. yes, i am actually from the united states, i was born and raised here, but my father was from iran. my family are more affected than i am. they are
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particularly worried, are they? yes, a little bit less so than with the first travel ban. i think they are more worried about coming to visit. everyone in the states right now is a valid green card, but for the last travel ban, they were more worried because a couple of my family members who did have a valid green cards, they were in iran at the time it was executed. do you understand why president companies doing this? i understand the president has over national security andi president has over national security and i think agencies who have worked effortlessly to protect our nation, but these travel bans are decisive andi but these travel bans are decisive and i question their effectiveness, given that many us terrorist attacks
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occur from people born given that many us terrorist attacks occurfrom people born and raised in the us. as opposed to people who travel from outside countries. indeed, there has been no terrorist attack committed by a foreigner on american soil since 9—11. having said that, the consensus is that iran isa said that, the consensus is that iran is a state sponsor of terrorism. yes, but there are a lot of iranians in the united states who are american in their values and north american —— america to succeed. although iran definitely has its issues, a lot of hirani and people come to the united states with the understanding that they wa nt to with the understanding that they want to be american, and the country to succeed. i think these types of
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bands are discriminatory and do not really ta ke bands are discriminatory and do not really take into account that a lot of hirani and is do you want america to do well, they want to raise their children here. travel ban specifically, president trump and his policies and rhetoric in general, how have they affected the attitudes of other people towards you in america? well, i am in san francisco, so i haven't really seen much hate towards me, but they love of my family actually live in southern which is a more conservative area, so i think we are all a little bit concerned with potential increases in hate crimes toward muslims. a lot of my family the wearer hijab and dress more
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conservatively, so we have not really seen any action towards us yet. there have been incidents with my mother. she is actually from mexico and people have said something is towards her, but i think our big concern is that there is potential for discrimination given the draconian rhetoric towards muslims. thank you very much for joining us. the french republican party has vowed to unite behind its presidential candidate, francois fillon, in next month's election, after the former french prime minister alain juppe, ruled out stepping in to replace him. pressure is growing on monsieur fillon, to stand aside amid allegations that he paid his family out of public funds for little or no work. with me is quentin peel, an associate fellow with the europe programme at chatham house. have you seen a situation like this?
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i was paris correspondent for a few yea rs i was paris correspondent for a few years and i have been to the country a lot and i haven't seen a situation where you have had a leading candidate from the right, a leading candidate from the right, a leading candidate from the left, in fact, the two leading candidates are from the two leading candidates are from the far right and a guy who doesn't have a party. it is quite extraordinary, but we have been through brexit, trump. why can't the french be different? it is very extraordinary. the fact that the heart of french politics are in meltdown over their candidate and he was supposed to coast home. he was going to be the champion. now he won't quit, in spite of the fact he is not going to be charged yet, but he is close to. he is charged, will
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he is close to. he is charged, will he still go on, can he still got one? no, i think it he still go on, can he still got one? no, ithink it might he still go on, can he still got one? no, i think it might not be allowed to. i don't think it will happen in time. the trouble is the party have left it very late to come up party have left it very late to come up with an alternative. alainjuppe seemed to flatly regarding the alternative and he also wouldn't have been a great candidate. he might still have come through, but here is a man who also in his time was charged with corruption. very much the old school of politics. that is what has happened, france has gone to the extremes, or to the unknowns. the old parties seem so shocked. it is a huge shock that someone like a marine le pen can say fillon is the old establishment, mired in corruption allegations,
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thatis mired in corruption allegations, that is exactly what the french do not want moving forward. we have already seen him slip in the polls. were you surprised that he has not pulled out? i think! am, yes. there isa pulled out? i think! am, yes. there is a solid bedrock there. he is pulling in about 17%. the man this will benefit is emmanuelle macron. 39 years old, very much the heart of traditional french liberalism, pro—european. he went to the echo mall. he was an investment banker for a while. he was economy minister and he has never been elected to anything before. sounds like donald trump. not the same. i might put a bit more like a david cameron. very particular that, but not very profound. he has got the sentiment.
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if you look at british politics, it is sort of what is missing. there is nobody in the centre pulled it together. if he came through it would be a real turn up for the books. what people are scared of is that marine le pen of the one who gets through. i don't think it is likely, but if she wins then all bets are off. the european union could be finished. could she get the kind of backing that fillon butterfat, some of those republican votes, will they split off to her work is thatjust too much for them? the system in france, there are two rounds, it is designed to keep extremists out. first round, everybody gets their graceful and she will come in with about 2627%, but she is not going to get a lot more than that and in the second round, people will unite around an alternative. your prediction for the
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second round, macron and marine le pen? at the moment macron looks likely get through and when quite substantially. it is good. -- good to see you. the headlines on bbc news: president trump has signed a new executive order, imposing a ban on travellers from six mainly muslim countries. iraq is no longer on the list. the head of the french car company psa, has played down fears of british plant closures, after its takeover of vauxhall. he says he has faith in the uk's 4000 workers. leaders of the french centre right have reaffirmed their support for francois fillon as their candidate in next month's presidential election. an update on the market numbers for you, here's how london's and frankfurt ended the day. both down and we are 16 minutes from
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the closing bell on wall street. the dow and nasdaq are both down as well. talks are underway in belfast to form a new power—sharing government. the democratic unionists and sinn fein are divided over a green energy scheme that led to the collapse of the previous administration. earlier i spoke to are ireland correspondent and asked if the irish nationalists would sacrifice arlene foster in order to have the chance to pasture in the new government sinn fein question mark? sinn fein and the sdlp have said they will not serve any power—sharing executive with arlene foster at the head is first minister for the duration of a public enquiry into the green energy scheme you we re into the green energy scheme you were talking about. the renewable heat incentive which ran almost half £1 billion over budget. dup ministers run it under the scheme was set up in 2012 under the
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guidance of mrs foster who was enterprise minister. a public enquiry is underway but it could ta ke enquiry is underway but it could take six months for it to report. if mrs take six months for it to report. if m rs foster take six months for it to report. if mrs foster went along with the demands of the nationalist parties, she could be out of office for quite some time. they are suggesting they would be content with another dup politician in the first minister's office, perhaps arlene foster in another ministerial role, but for arlene foster is the leader of unionism to stand down from the top political post in northern ireland would be a very major step. she spoke to the media today between meetings with the president and secretary and as a meeting of party and sinn fein. she didn't seem to com pletely and sinn fein. she didn't seem to completely rule out the that a ca reta ker completely rule out the that a caretaker first minister could take over. whenever this prospect was put to her she said it was an u nfortu nate to her she said it was an unfortunate and regrettable thing that sinn fein were red lines for the negotiations. she said her party
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would not do that but these things would not do that but these things would have to be worked out in negotiations. it wasn't a flat note that opting out the dup have been frugally resistant to the idea that arlene foster should temporarily stand aside as first minister for the duration of the public enquiry. not a flat no, but surely the dup wouldn't want, as sinn fein clearly definitely doesn't want, direct route from westminster and, as a result, the dup might be willing to bet that as a result? the stakes are very high. the party is technically have three weeks from now to do get a new system in place for power—sharing, in the agreement between them. it's not clear what it would take to get them over the line, for sinn fein to nominate a deputy first minister, which would be needed for stormont to come back. it is going to be a difficult task. the rift between the parties is extremely deep. they both said they are committed to making pasture,
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they said direct route from westminster would not be good for northern ireland, that they want devolution back, but both parties are saying that they want it to be the right deal. it could take longer than three weeks. there could be more wiggle room for the british and irish governments think more talking is worthwhile, that is likely. it could go on longer. more now on the news that president donald trump has issued another temporary travel ban to prevent citizens from six mainly muslim countries from entering the united states. joining us now is andrew schoenholtz, a professor of law from georgetown university, where he is also the director of georgetown's human rights institute. thank you for being with us. do you think this new improved travel ban passes muster, thatjudges are going to see and think this is all right? there is no questionjudges will ta ke there is no questionjudges will take a closer look at it because, as promised by the white house, this
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still accomplishes the major goes here. these are too blunt instruments used against refugees and also the nationals of these six countries. when i say blunt, i mean this continues to shut down, for four months, the premier refugee programme in the world where the united states was planning to rescue about 110,000 refugees. for the first time, it includes all nationals from not just first time, it includes all nationals from notjust one country, but six countries, which included children, women, grandparents. that is what i mean by blunt instrument. the courts will take a close instrument at it again. do you think that the religious argument, this so—called religious test many people suggested the first travel ban has within it, that perhaps the trumpet administration has got over that hurdle? i don't think any hurdles are gotten over, other than some
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direct ones that the courts made absolutely clear, which was the idea of having immigrants, people who are residents of our country included in this, that is all gone. what is still there is the entire refugee programme which includes, for example, in 2015 we brought in 18,000 brummies and 6000 pyrenees to the united states. if the rationale of this executive order is that the refugee admissions programme is dangerous for the united states and united states must even greater vetting, well the judges united states must even greater vetting, well thejudges have to look at that. 0k, vetting, well thejudges have to look at that. ok, so they would look at and say what? this is too blunt an instrument? but the ramifications of this travel ban go far wider than
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national security? they would be questioning the rationale that the president is putting forward. he has tried to put in some evidence of the refugees as a national security threat, but it is quite limited and it is also very clear that, given the refugee admissions programme includes 40% of children and about a third of women, it is hard to understand why, after what is already very rigorous vetting by nine us government agencies, including the fbi, the national counterterrorism centre, the defence department and multiple intelligence agencies, that somehow all these women and children who have escaped persecution, including fleeing from terrorists are somehow still a security risk. i do think the judges
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will look at the rationale. the religious rationale is an interesting question. the new order certainly removes the explicit prioritisation of minority religions which was referring to christian religions in certain countries. it removes that explicitly, but it is not clear that the judges will not look behind this as they were beginning to do with the first order, because of all the statements made by the president and his close advisers during the campaign and since then. it is hard to predict where this will come out with regards what is called the establishment clause, that government cannot favour one religion over another. it is good to see you. thank you. air pollution is one of the greatest dangers to public health around the world,
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that's according to the head of the world health organisation. and diesel fumes are one of the worst pollutants. the problem is particularly severe in cities like edinburgh, leeds, birmingham and london with diesel being largely to blame. to try to combat it, the firm behind london's diesel—powered black cabs is introducing a brand new electric model. as part of our ongoing series, richard westcott travelled to arctic norway, where the taxi is being tested to the limit. on some of the coldest roads on earth, in some of the cleanest air, secret tests are going on. for a vehicle that could help cut pollution thousands of miles away in britain. this is the brand—new design for the iconic london black cab. it's camouflaged because it's a test vehicle. but before they can put this through its paces, in the cities, they have to try it out in one of the most hostile environments on earth. and it doesn't get a lot more hostile than here. it looks like the traditional
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london black cab. the big difference? is how it sounds. it's got an electric engine. most of the time driving with zero emissions. although a small petrol motor charges the battery from time to time. it feels like a ride in any normal black cab except it is a lot quieter, because you haven't got the diesel engine. what you can't see is all the wires and all the computers that are rigged up in here, because they live analysing how the cab is performing in this kind of hostile weather. so this really is the traditional design and shape, isn't it? it's a 21st—century take on a 19th—century design. is never easy finding a cabbie who will go to norway at this time of day. steve mcnamara represents many london taxi drivers and has come for a look. do cabbies care about the environment? cabbies care much more about the environment than people give us credit for.
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the worst place to be, sitting in traffic, breathing the poor air, is in a vehicle. you're better off walking or cycling. if we can go some way to cleaning up our own air and better the city we work in and londoners recognise that, it's got to be a good thing. the people they'll need to convince are here in london. even with subsidies, the new camps will be more than £40,000. too steep for the drivers we flagged down. the infrastructure's not in place. they've got to put all the charging points on ranks and it just wouldn't be practical for us. yeah, it's great in theory, yeah. but as long as you've got the charge points and the money to pay for it. it all comes down to the dollar, governor. back in norway, government support means you can even get a fast charge in the arctic circle. the new taxes will be built in britain, using chinese money, led by a german engineer. more and more countries are looking to make the centre of the cities free from diesel and petrol. we developed a taxi
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for the city of london. and as countries and cities in europe and in the world will follow. by the start of next year, every newly licensed taxi in london will have to be capable of running with zero emissions. but it will be some years yet before every famous black cab is truly green. richard wescott, bbc news, the arctic circle. time for a look at the weather. but my frosted globe for you here. just a hint of ground frost. a hint of ground frost. temperatures dip away. it is turning a bit chilly. there was some wild weather today, but we just there was some wild weather today, but wejust dodged there was some wild weather today, but we just dodged that. there was
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rain into parts of south west england and the channel islands but there is a gust of nearly 120 mph in there is a gust of nearly 120 mph in the most exposed parts of north—west fronts from this area of low pressure. i sit with dodged that and it is well away from us. for tuesday it is well away from us. for tuesday it is well away from us. for tuesday it is going to be close to italy with wet and windy weather. also strong winds through fronts and sardinia with storm warnings in vorster. we have a ridge of high pressure building in across the uk. i will take you through the rest of the night. she was out there, especially in the west. mainly for western scotland and england after midnight. for many of us, temperatures dip lower than this in rural spots and clearing skies and we have a touch of frost is tuesday begins. a lot of fine weather to come tomorrow. a nice day. she was clipping north—west scotland. not many clipping north—west scotland. not ma ny left clipping north—west scotland. not many left into the afternoon. some in shetland and we would get cold and breaks of rain arriving across some western areas into the
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afternoon. but for scotland. still fine for most of us. the breeze will freshen in the west. for northern ireland we will have outbreaks of rain by the end of the afternoon but it is more likely in the evening that will turn heavier with the breeze picking up. willis and south—west england getting some outbreaks of rain but for northern england, the midlands, east anglia and the south—east, a light breeze, good dose of sunshine and temperatures topped out at around seven or 11 census. if you are driving into the evening, not by the end of the evening because the room is moving from west to east as we go through the evening. some snow in the scottish hills. but much of the wet weather left on wednesday. showery north—west scotland with gales breezing to the south. many other areas just one gales breezing to the south. many other areasjust one or gales breezing to the south. many other areas just one or two shows with some sunny spells. temperatures have edged up and the temperatures continue to go up through thursday and friday as well. we get this warm
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front leading milder air. and friday as well. we get this warm front leading milderair. it and friday as well. we get this warm front leading milder air. it will ta ke front leading milder air. it will take the outcome of breaks of rain and there will be plenty of cloud around into friday. it was the man with temperatures widely into double figures and, for some spots, into the mid teens. that is your latest forecast. go online to find out more. significant worldwide events going on. john hammond will update you later. welcome to outside source, we have the donald trump's administration you travel ban. let every nation, we have the right to control who enters the country, and debate those who would give us harm. iraq is off the list, we will be at the state department to what has changed. and the director of the fbi reportedly dismissing donald trump's crime that
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barack obama ordered a phone tap on him. but the president is confident of the keys. i will be proven right, and the need to look into this. approval ratings suggest that president trump

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