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this is outside source and these are the main stories. spain it makes moves to oppose direct rule on catalonia, the region's leader says he will call parliament to ratify independence unless madrid agrees to talk. can theresa may persuade the eu to persuade brexit trade talks? chinese state media says the everyday on outside source we have bbc journalists working everyday on outside source we have bbcjournalists working in over 30 bandages. —— languages. welcome to outside source. we can go
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direct to brussels, where eu leaders are meeting for a european council summit, and our report is monitoring events. yes, outside source has been to brussels a lot since the brexit wrote and we are back again for a two—day european council summit —— vote. at the moment, everyone is having dinner, towards the end theresa may will be addressing eve ryo ne theresa may will be addressing everyone else and giving her analysis of the state of the brexit talks. such is the way the eu approaches these matters, none of the leaders will respond to what she says, because the eu insists brexit we're only happens within brexit negotiations. but all of those leaders have been commenting on these talks and discussions with each other and in interviews with journalists as well. i've spoken to some of these leaders. this is the
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president of the european parliament explaining why there are still major stumbling blocks before the uk and the eu can get into what their future relationship might look like. you know our position, the three most important points, we are united on this. citizens rights, money and the border between northern ireland and the irish republic. the way it works here at the european council, the leaders arrive and you try to get their attention and ask questions and they don't all stop, but some of them do, and here are some of the conversations i've had. the progress is not sufficient and thatis the progress is not sufficient and that is a big is appalling and we have got to speed up. this is detrimental —— and this is a detriment. —— this is disappointment for them hopefully we can be in the
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position soon. you preparing for no deal? not yet. the walls were cleared by the beginning and we will abide by the rules —— the rules. frustrated there has been no progress regarding the irish border? there has been progress, we will get there. that was the irish republic leader saying there will be progress on the issue of the border between the republic of ireland and northern ireland. first and foremost the best case murray would be for the uk to remain within the customs union and easing the market —— the best case scenario would be for the uk to remain within the customs union and the single market. that looks unlikely, though. we have seen changes in the last couple of weeks and months on both sides, but in the
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event that doesn't happen, we are asking the uk to come forward with proposals. the obvious answer would be for the uk to remain within the single market and the customs union if that is not going to happen. what kind of a road map if that is not going to happen. what kind ofa road map are if that is not going to happen. what kind of a road map are you going to bring forward? kind of a road map are you going to bring forward ? theresa kind of a road map are you going to bring forward? theresa may's speech was very welcome. she said there could not be any physical structure. michel barnier has also stressed that. if the uk are not willing to remain in the customs union and the single market, if there is going to bea single market, if there is going to be a border, how do we get to that point? at the moment we are hearing words and sentiment but we need clear action and a course that will get to the finish point. in case you are wondering, dinner is pheasant supreme are wondering, dinner is pheasant supreme with pan—fried mushrooms for the leader. at least they will be eating well —— for the leaders.
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laughter thanks forjoining us. if you have been following the story of hollywood producer harvey weinstein, you will know that more and more claims of sexual harassment and even vague allegations are being made but the problem goes a long way back —— even vague allegations. the actress to be had and has been talking about herrick spirits is at the —— the actress tippi hedren has been talking about her experiences with the director alfred hitchcock. the entire film crew knew what he was trying to do. they knew that i was just in a day—to—day battle just staying out of his way. it was sad. do have that thrown at
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me, it was something i would not and could not accept, in any condition, but this doesn't just could not accept, in any condition, but this doesn'tjust happen in hollywood, it is everywhere. the thought that it is macho, this is what boys do, this is what young men do, this is what men do, that is just, well, it's very wrong. have we reached a moment where people are beginning to accept that? is something changing? beginning to accept that? is something changing ?|j beginning to accept that? is something changing? i hope they realise that this has got to change and women have got to say, i don't have to put up with this. and they won't. no is a perfectly acceptable answer. and it should be respected. when i walked out the door and he said, i will ruin your career, i said, i will ruin your career, i said, do what you have to do, and i
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slammed the door so hard. the entire film crew knew what he was trying to do. they knew that i was just in a day—to—day battle just staying out of his way. i remember we i remember we were i remember we were in a building and there was an elevator. his wife, alma hitchcock, she was there, and she said, i'm so sorry you have to go through this. that's what i did. i went... but you could stop it. do you think the exposing of the behaviour of harvey weinstein is going to make it easierfor women behaviour of harvey weinstein is going to make it easier for women to say no? oh, ithink it going to make it easier for women to say no? oh, i think it will, going to make it easier for women to say no? oh, ithink it will, i hope it will. tippi hedren there. the bbc has also heard from tom hanks who thinks the scandal will be a defining moment in
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hollywood. no. i think we are at a watershed moment. this is a sea change. i think his last name will become a noun and a verb. it will become an identifying... it will become an identifying moniker for a state of being for which there is a before and after. i don't... no, not at all. imean, no. perhaps all men, myself included, should pipe down and not try to explain it and not try to comment on it. certainly not to try to defend it. i was talking to a very famous, very well respected actress who is a very good friend of yours, who said almost entirely the opposite. she said it's time for the men to stand up and do something. well, i'm saying that first we've got to hear from everybody
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so that we understand how vast and how all—encompassing this was. that's a. b is, it's all got to change. you're one of the actors‘ representatives on the academy board, i believe, so you must have been involved in that conversation about... yes, i was. ..having harvey weinstein removed from the academy. i'm a member of the board of governors, so yes, i was present at the meeting. and what did that conversation sound like? i'm not at liberty to discuss. i'd be going against my responsibilities. tom hanks talking to our reporter and don't forget you can get all of these stories on our website. including catalonia, the eu summit and the harvey weinstein controversy. and those stories are also on our app. it is the second
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day of the 19th chinese communist party congress, and i want to bring you an article that we saw in chinese state media. this is not a very catchy headline. as the guardian puts it, let me bring this over. i asked our correspondent why this is such a big deal. it is a big gear, the first time since the previously do —— since the previous leader, that the leader has lent his name to a political thought, and this reinforces the dominance of xi jinping as the head of the chinese communist party and also it is not surprising because we know that
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since he came to power in 2012 he has been consolidating his base in the chinese communist party and in society, and it reinforces his dominance. what about his dominance? people think about the economy, so how is this tied in with the chinese economy? it is very important to the chinese economy, in the sense it is a message to the domestic audience that the party is in charge of the economy, and we know that ordinary chinese people don't care about having a better life ash people care about having a better life, so the party has got to deliver. but his name will still be in the constitution and it will be a big challenge for the party as it is the president himself. we spotted this online. online game where chinese
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citizens can compete to clap for xi jinping. you can watch his speech and then clapped by tapping your phone screen. we can have a look. —— clap. and there it goes. laughter that is the game that seems to be taking part of china by storm. this is vincent talking about this game. it isa is vincent talking about this game. it is a sign that propaganda is becoming slicker and more sophisticated but i have to say, the mindset of the propaganda has always been there. this is nothing new in the reign of xijinping, but what has changed, the technology. social media is getting more prominent in the daily chinese life and with this
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new game it shows that the chinese communist party and the state media as well as the technology companies are getting more sophisticated in delivering the party and the leader's messages to ordinary chinese people. visit a move to try and attract a younger audience? —— is it. yes, the chinese communist party is facing the same problem as the conservative party here in the uk, to attract a younger audience as well as younger party members, so they have to try very sophisticated and very clever cunning ways to win the hearts and minds of young chinese people. young chinese people are more interested in having a batter —— better life, so they care more about what the party can deliver. now two other political games, in brussels. thank you very
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much. we will bring you up—to—date with where we are with the eu summit. if you are watching the programme on monday, we were bringing news of the murder of malta's best—known journalists, she was killed in a car bomb and today her son has refused to endorse a reward of 1 her son has refused to endorse a reward of1 million euros or evidence that leads to a conviction and they also put a statement on their facebook page. it says the government and the police force failed our mother in life and they will also fail her in death. they also had a message from the prime minister, they said, so critical responsibility and resign for failing to uphold our fundamental freedoms. we have seen protests in malta today. these pictures show 200 journalists who came out on the streets to mark their grief but also
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to call for better protection for journalists in malta. earlier i spoke to the prime minister of malta and we spoke about the number of issues but we started on what he believes is the motives behind the murder. we need to come to the bottom of this, it is the investigator's job, bottom of this, it is the investigator'sjob, and bottom of this, it is the investigator's job, and right bottom of this, it is the investigator'sjob, and right now we're giving the necessary resources. we will not leave any stone unturned. clearly she was a very serious critic of the government and the opposition, we will not stop any sort of measure to make sure that we get to the bottom of this. this not only a murder, a heinous crime in itself, it is something that has left a mark on our country. is your country a mafia state like her son suggested?
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definitely not, but i'm not one to be rushing in to comment. the comments and the statements of a son who is in mourning, if i had found my mother butchered in a bomb attack, i would have said worse. your country is small, does it need help in fighting organised crime?” don't think that is an issue. the issue is where we need help is to fill in the gaps when it comes to the investigation, to have the necessary resources that are available to very large countries, to make sure that we get to the bottom. that was the prime minister of malta speaking to me earlier. in a few minutes we will hear the reflections of our reporters, our europe editor and our political editor, here on bbc news. thanks. let me return to a different story.
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some of the stories that have been coming in from the democratic republic of congo. in the east of the country, tourists are coming back to a national park, after heavy violence slowed in that area, they started climbing a volcano, one of the most active volcanoes on earth but hasn't erupted since 2002. our reporterjoined the visitors. shrouded in mystery, it towers above eastern congo, this four kaino is one of the most active and feared in the world —— this four kaino. smoke and clouds mingling at its peak. we have finally reached the summit of the volcano and i'm standing on the edge of a vast crater, and 600 metres below is one of the world's largest lava lakes first discovered
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in 2002 after the last eruption. at nearly 3500 metres above sea level is volcano is difficult to access and predict. from the city below, a group of scientists keep a close watch looking for signs of danger. the volcano is like a sick person and we have got to monitor it every second. their warnings were ignored in 2002, when an eruption destroyed parts of the city, 90,000 people lost their homes and dozens of residents died. but today some of the houses are built around the solidified lava and the local population is much more aware of the risks. translation: we did not know what an eruption was in some people even moved closer to see what was happening. that is why so many
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people died. they were ignorant. we did not even know that lava burns everything it touches. thanks very much for those incredible pictures. we can now go back to brussels. thank you very much. over there is a canteen where the journalists were allowed some sustenance and earlier i spoke to our political editor and our europe editor about how the summit is going. so far it is as expected, to be honest, theresa may has come here to make a plea rather than with a big new offer to put on the table, the quandary for the british government, they feel she moved a lot to make the speech in italy a few weeks ago, and they don't feel they have got the political will to make any more compromises and to extend any more cash in front of the eu but they are desperate to show that she isn't going to go home tomorrow with
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nothing to show for it. the draft conclusions suggest the eu was sabre will start having a chat amongst ourselves about how we move on —— will say. but it seems that nothing in the next 24 hours that she says is going to make a difference. so much of this is about perception and how you read the different moves, for the how you read the different moves, forthe eu, how you read the different moves, for the eu, the draft conclusions are seen as a big concession to theresa may and have been described asa theresa may and have been described as a present, and i don't want her to go nt handed, but in the uk the press often speculates that germany is against her or francies against her—— is against her or francies against her —— they don't want her to go empty— handed. they have her —— they don't want her to go empty—handed. they have said they need to help her, because they were ready to move on to trade and transition, they thought, they will start talking about it amongst themselves which they would do on monday. they feel that is taking a
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step forward because it takes a long time to get 27 countries talking. they hope that by the december summit they can move onto those talks but they are warning that she really has to move on the money first. right at the very start, the uk put up the idea that they would be able to go through the gate of the next phase in october and from people here, it was always, we will see how it goes, if it is so, it is december, but the uk site, because of the political pressure, they wanted to get that done in october, but that slipped a long time ago and we have known for long time it would only be a miracle that would allow them to move on in a wholesale way tomorrow. but she will be able to go home with whether you wanted be called a figleaf, or saving face or a genuine step forward. there will be something, at least. some people
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have said this is the moment when it will come togetherfor have said this is the moment when it will come together for both sides. but then i look at what has shifted, in the last few months, what is the evidence they will even hit that deadline? between now and the decembersummit we deadline? between now and the december summit we have six weeks, but nothing can happen in the next week because theresa may has got to go home and talk about the present she has got. the week after that, european schools go on holiday, forget about that. you have got to ta ke forget about that. you have got to take away one week before the summit for the sides to get together, so you have three weeks to make that massively forward between 20 billion and 60 billion that is wanted here, and 60 billion that is wanted here, and they know that for theresa may this is very difficult. people feel she should have bitten the bullet and gone for it in florence and said this is going to cost a lot of cash but then we will be out. of course,
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no one here officially is talking figures, brussels doesn't expect a figures, brussels doesn't expect a figure from the uk until the end of negotiations a year from now, but they have a list of liabilities they believe the uk has committed to pay for stuff they want to get into a huddle with david davis and theresa may and start saying, which tick are you going to make on this list and then they will say, when it comes to pensions, maybe i will pay this, and then they can start haggling, but they are far from doing that. theresa may will be thinking, why aren't they doing that? part of the problem, it's a question of methodology, uk officials have come out with a different approach to the list that she just described, uk has gone through a legalistic framework, but i trying to work out what they are obliged to do —— they are trying. the two sides, the people working on the bill, they have actually stopped their talks at one point because they were coming at it
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in different ways. they need the politicians to give them permission to change how they are actually doing the job, that is one part, and the more important job, doing the job, that is one part, and the more importantjob, at home, the idea it would be easy for theresa may to stand up and say, we said it wasn't going to be much, actually, it might be £60 billion, that is a massive massive political risk and there are about 60—80 tory mps in her party sitting behind her and inside her government who would not acce pt inside her government who would not accept that and she has a working majority of six and it only takes six tory mps to ruin her life and make it impossible. i had a chat with someone in number ten who was pondering, will there be a moment when she has to stand up and make a speech and say, the cost of crashing
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out might be x, the cost of paying to get the deal will be much bigger than we everdream to get the deal will be much bigger than we ever dream dog, but believe me, as prime minister, we have got to do it —— than we ever dream of. my goodness, for her to get that through the tory party and the government will be quite a political fate. —— a political fate. government will be quite a political fate. -- a politicalfate. thanks to our correspondence there. if we haven't answered any of your questions about brexit, remember there is much more background information online through the bbc news app and the bbc news website, but for this edition of outside source, from everyone here, in brussels and in london, goodbye. our second named storm of the
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season, storm ophelia, lined by the irish met —— storm brian, named by the irish met office. it begins on friday, and the area of low pressure on thursday night into friday, that also weakens through friday morning. outbreaks of rain and drizzle, mainly for england and wales, and many will see low cloud across parts of southern scotland and england. the air will be a bit fresh than it was on thursday, some sunshine and it won't feel too bad. by the end of friday, wet and windy weather, and this is the forerunner to storm
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brian. you can see that the storm is less of a stormy system here, but it was to have impact across the southern part of ireland, but also across parts of wales and south—west england, and we could see the wind up england, and we could see the wind up to even 70 mph, and also along the southern coasts. coupled with spring tides, rough seas out there. but it is notjust about the wind on saturday, frequent showers in the west, brightness in between, heavy and thundery. we start off fine and bright, blustery saturday, rather than stormy, and a few showers, most frequent across western areas. slightly fresher air by the end of the day, 12—14 across the west as we finish saturday, into sunday, the
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low pressure system becomes even weaker, pushing into the north sea, and that means there will be fewer showers and brighter weather on sunday, especially across eastern areas. when the showers go through, rather cool temperatures. by the end of the day and through the night and into monday, more rain and wind, but through into monday, frequent showers in the west of scotland and northern ireland, eastern scotland and north wales, shouldn't read too badly, but south and east, trailing weather front —— shouldn't fare too badly. that could lead to a few ripples on the ice bars into tuesday, —— isoba rs ripples on the ice bars into tuesday, —— isobars into tuesday, strengthening winds in england and wales in particular. uncertainty about that as it goes into the north sea. through midweek, westerly winds will dominate. showers and
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occasional longer spells of rain, but into the latter part of next week, looks like the low will be dominating in the north and the high in the south, but it looks like the more typical north and west south and east split, northern and western areas more likely to see rain, further south and east, dry and brighter. possibly the return of overnight fog. the suffering of the rohingya children as thousands flee myanmar only to face new dangers. 12,000 are crossing in to bangladesh every week — many succumbing
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to disease and hunger. i'm surrounded by babies, children under the age of two months, and they're all fighting for their lives. they're all severely, acutely malnourished. tears come to my eyes sometimes. it's dreadful. you just do what you can do you know. we've a special report from the border of bangladesh as ten thousand people pour in from myanmar just today , the majority children. also tonight. don't read my lips — but eu leaders are still pushing theresa may for concessions before brexit trade talks can start. a big rise in crime in england and wales with violent


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