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this is bbc news — i'm shaun ley. the headlines at 103m: the motion is not agreed to. the us national government shuts down, after senators fail to agree on spending, a year to the day after president trump's inauguration. what we have just witnessed on the floor was a cynical decision by senate democrats. the blame should crash entirely on president trump's shoulders. british tourists injamaica's montego bay are warned to stay in their resorts, as violence on the streets prompts a state of emergency. president macron tells the bbc the uk might get its own bespoke trade deal, but would have to abide by the rules of the eu's single market. also — a warm welcome for the pope in peru, who sounds a stark warning. the pope said the amazon had never been so threatened by businesses keen to exploit it for oil, gas, food and gold.
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and the travel show heads to australia's northern territory. that's in half an hour, here on bbc news. good morning and welcome to bbc news. many federal government services across the united states have shut down after politicians failed to pass a spending bill. hundreds of thousands of workers employed by federal agencies are being sent home until a compromise can be found. however, essential services including national security and air traffic control will continue. the last government shutdown in 2013 lasted 16 days. sarah corker reports. it's a government shutdown nobody wanted. it went to the wire but there was no last—minute deal. as democrats rallied on capitol hill, inside the senate, republican leaders couldn't secure enough votes to pass
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a spending bill to extend the funding of federal agencies. on this vote, the ayes are 50, nays are 49. the motion is not agreed. three fifths of the senators duly chosen and sworn not having voted in the affirmative, the motion is not agreed to. now the trump administration faces an embarrassing shutdown. what we have just witnessed on the floor was a cynical decision by senate democrats to shove aside millions of americans for the sake of irresponsible political games. the government shutdown was 100% avoidable. president trump, if you are listening, i am urging you, please take yes for an answer. the way things went today, the way you turned from a bipartisan deal, it's almost as if you were rooting for a shutdown. at the centre of all of this, a row over immigration and the so—called dreamers.
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democrats had demanded the bill included protection from deportation for 700,000 young, undocumented immigrants who came to the us as children. after the senate vote, the white house released this strongly worded statement: we will not negotiate the status of unlawful immigrants while democrats hold our lawful citizens hostage over their reckless demands. this is the behaviour of obstructionist losers, not legislators. the last government shutdown was in 2013 and lasted 16 days. it means federal offices and services will close and thousands of staff placed on temporary unpaid leave as early as monday. military operations, though, will continue. republicans and democrats have traded blame for this crisis. neither side wants to be held accountable for closing the government, but a financial shutdown begins on the first anniversary of donald trump's inauguration as president.
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sarah corker, bbc news. i am joined now by professor sir mallory factor, an academic and commentator. good to have you with us again. let me ask you first, it's not the happiest first anniversary for president trump. no, it isn't, a government shutdown is never a happy thing to have happened, but it may injure him to the dis— benefit of the democrats. in what way? a major democrat up for re—election characterised the shutdown as people running for president all trying to find their bases. she went on to say that if they believe that they sell out the dreamers, hispanic voters might be less energised to turn out to bars and 18. this is all about 2018. the mid-term elections. the
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third of the senators up and all of the house seats up. 34 senate seats will be up, and eight of them that are up will be up, and eight of them that are up our will be up, and eight of them that are up our republican seats, 26 are independent democrats. in a sense it isa independent democrats. in a sense it is a tougher election for the democrats in terms of numbers but obviously coming halfway through the president's term, the party often gets a bit of a kicking. the interesting thing about this shutdown is it is happening when republicans, at least in theory, are in control of the white house, the senate and the house. that's not true. the numbers are there. you need 60 votes in the senate republicans only have 51. at, five of them voted with the democrats, they didn't vote with the republicans and five democrats voted with the republicans. but it didn't matter, that still wasn't 60. you could have still got the majority. usa you could not have overridden? that's the problem, it is a 60 vote majority it takes. nonetheless, for
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all of that detail, is that howard will be perceived among american voters ? will be perceived among american voters? some of the polls coming just before the shutdown were saying actually, the majority appeared to put the blame as chuck schumer, the minority leader of the democrats in the senate overnight on the president's shoulders. obviously chuck schumer will try and put it on the president's shoulders and the president is going to try and put it on the democrats. trump is calling it the chuck schumer shutdown and chuck schumer is calling it the trump shutdown. i think that's pretty much open. i will tell you that what's important to know is all of the essential services will continue, and that's important. but i have a question that i'm trying to deal with. why is the government doing nonessential services to begin with? that's a question for them they will have to answer in the morning maybe with a bit of a hangover after the list, late night they have, not suggesting they were drinking, they didn't get enough
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sleep. you raised the question of the dreamers, people who came to the united states, their parents probably came illegally and they didn't have documentation and they have now grown up. didn't have documentation and they have now grown up. president 0bama gave them a hell mary pass and said we wa nt gave them a hell mary pass and said we want you to have the opportunity to be able to stay here to study, to live the american dream, hence the phrase the dreamers. president trump ended that. isn't that the consequence of that decision? having ended it at a time when he said i think these people are often good people. first of all, not to disagree with you, but he has not ended it, it will continue on until march the 7th, so there is still plenty of time. but his intention is to do that. his intention is to do something else, i don't know what that something is. he has not told anyone. it has not expired yet. again, this is a political play on both sides. he can't afford to lose the hispanic vote anymore than the democrats can, can he? people like jeb bush, when running for the
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republican nomination, he said the hispanic vote is the beautiful stop people like you, with great respect, white american anglo—saxon protesta nt, white american anglo—saxon protestant, what they used to call the wasps, will be the minority in the wasps, will be the minority in the not too distant future. you are absolutely right, but he got quite a bit of the hispanic vote and quite a bit of the hispanic vote and quite a bit of the women vote, which eve ryo ne bit of the women vote, which everyone thought he wouldn't get. he w011 everyone thought he wouldn't get. he won 306—232, an overwhelming winner. if the senate you quoted, claire mccaskill, would be right and the hispanic vote would be less likely to turn out for the republicans if they fail to protect the dreamers, wouldn't they be less likely to vote for the republicans? they are losing the vote from the core constituencies in the battle ground states, that union worker, that middle—class person. there is a famous political consultant called pat kay dell, the political co nsulta nt pat kay dell, the political consultant of the presidential candidate george mcgavin and the presidentjimmy carter, democrat
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tried and true and he said he will a lwa ys tried and true and he said he will always be a democrat, however the democratic party has left him. that is what ronald reagan used to say. —— patrick caddell. when the new deal people like him had not left the democrats, they said the democrats had changed. you think that's happening again?m democrats had changed. you think that's happening again? it is happening for a segment and if the democrats are going to win in two and three quarters years from now, the presidency, which i don't think they will, they will have to get that group. but right now it's trying to see who can be as far left as possible. they want to go to the left of corbyn here, bernie sanders, elizabeth warren. i can go on and on. lemmy ask you finally briefly, if you can command had we not been overshadowed by the shutdown i'm sure we would have been talking about an assessment of trump's first year —— let me ask you. how do you thing he has done in summary? he has
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offended an enormous amount of people. he has gotten a lot of people. he has gotten a lot of people very angry at him but he has passed and signed an enormous amount of legislation. that is what he will be judged by ultimately. people say he is not presidential but the point is he is the president and maybe presidential is changing under him. i will give you a quick reference, couple of things i willjust rattle off. the national wildlife reserve drilling, keystone pipeline, paris agreement, which he is getting us out of, nafta, tra ns—pacific partnership, and 19judges nafta, tra ns—pacific partnership, and 19 judges confirmed to the appeals court where 0bama and bush had three and five. that's huge. a lot of people don't like what he did, that's the problem. elections have consequences. indeed they do and in this case it will be a big one. former republican activist and 110w one. former republican activist and now academic in the uk, great to
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have you with us. thank you very much. british tourists injamaica are being advised not to leave their resorts unsupervised, after a state of emergency was declared in the area around the montego bay. it's one of the island's most popular tourist destinations but there's been a recent rise in violent crime. nick davis reports. for a country that depends on tourism, the pictures of troops on the streets in montego bay, jamaica's biggest resort, isn't ideal, but the government says it is something that needs to be done. the security forces are expected and have been directed to treat citizens with respect and protect the dignity and safety of all. most of the tourists who visit montego bay and much of the north coast stay in gated or guarded all—inclusive hotels. but crime in the city has spiked. last year saw the 1,600 people murdered in jamaica. 335 of them in stjames, the area where montego bay is. most of the crime is gang—related and focused in a small
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number of communities. the foreign office has advised holidaymakers that they should only travel to and from the airport to their hotels and when they do take excursions to make sure they are arranged by official tour reps. the authorities say there will be more roadblocks and vehicle searches as they go after the gangs and their guns. a similar state of emergency in 2010, in kingston, saw the murder rate drop to its lowest levels in years, a statistic that meant lives saved. in montego bay it's hoped the same will happen again. nick davies, bbc news, jamaica. he's normally here with us in london but today simon calder has deserted us but today simon calder has deserted us for the delights of salford. simon, good morning to you, always a pleasure to speak to you, simon is the travel editor for the independent and a regular commentator on travel news. first of
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all, what you make of the advice from the foreign office? really unusual. normally the foreign office either says we think it is ok to go somewhere, or we think it is too dangerous, don't go there. what they have said is you can go to the montego bay area but you can only do that if you stay in your gated compound, or if you are travelling to and from the airport, or on an excursion as the report said, with official providers. something organised by your tour operator, by your hotel. it's important to say that it only applies to that specific district of saint james, montego bay city area and the resorts around it. it doesn't apply to negril in the west for places in the east but people will fly into montego bay and so it will apply them, but very unusual. let's talk about the practicalities of this for two categories. we will deal with
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people due to travel to jamaica, but for those people already there in practical terms what do they have to do to ensure... 0bviously they need to observe local rules and what the police are saying and the rest of it but in terms of making sure they are covered if something happens to them in terms of being attacked, or having stuff stolen, that they don't effectively invalidate their insurance? i've talked to the association of british insurers, and they say even if you go against this advice, and say if you do wander off on your own, if you get, sadly, injured, you would be covered, but that's with the caveat that you are at all times expected to behave in a responsible way. for example, in the case of montego bay you have a road called hip strip, unofficial name gloucester avenue, which has lots of bars, cafes, hotels and restaurants aren't talking to people who have just returned it seems as busy as normal, but certainly straying into
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some of the more troubled areas of montego bay, i think that would class as being very, very irresponsible. most of the people who go to jamaica are on package holidays there. there are a number of independent travellers. but i don't think the insurance would be too much of a concern for them, bearing in mind the foreign office also warns about the very high level of crime and has a very good list of precautions to advise on how to avoid it. and to be fair, has often issued that kind of advice about jamaica, lots of travel companies do the same. loss of the independent travellers you talk about will be residents in the uk but may have family injamaica, so may feel more co mforta ble family injamaica, so may feel more comfortable in responding to this kind of announcements rather than tourists who don't really know the island. what about those people who are about to travel? canvey and should they still travel? they are
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expected still to travel —— can they and should they? flight arrived from gatwick last night in montego bay, the biggest holiday company in britain, tui, is selling holidays from gatwick to montego bay and manchester, people who have booked are expected to turn up as normal. the foreign office have not said they advise against travel, they have specified what you should do when you get there. it's possible some tour operators say ok, we understand your concerns, let's talk about switching destinations, but that would be then making a special exception for you. certainly, the rules as normally applies, if you decide not to travel then you will lose some or all of your money. having said that, of course, jamaica has long been known as a wonderful destination with a terrible crime problem and the murder rate there
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last year was 50 times the rate in the uk per population, and is ten times worse than in the us. people who have booked holidays there, it was going to be a dangerous place all along, so i'm afraid you can talk to your travel agent but at the moment i can't see much chance of holiday companies varying their terms and conditions. simon calder, travel editor at the independent, pleasure to speak to you. thank you for being with us. police in sheffield are appealing for information to help find two children missing since last night. 13—year—old marcela menyhartova, and marcel menyhart who's 12, were last seen at an ice skating arena near the suburb of attercliffe, at around eight o'clock yesterday evening. police are asking anyone with information to call south yorkshire police on 101. that is the nonemergency number, 101, take a look at their faces and if you recognise them and if you have seen them please contact south yorkshire police. you're watching bbc news. these are the headlines at
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10:17am. many government services in america have shut down after politicians fail to pass a spending bill. essential services including national security and air traffic control will continue. british tourists injamaica are advised not to leave their results unsupervised in montego bay. the recent increase in violence on the streets has led to a state of emergency being declared in the area around it. president ed has told the uk it might get its own bespoke trade deal but the french president said the uk would have to abide by the rules of the eu single market —— president macron. a man who knows about all the rules in so man who knows about all the rules in so many different sports and activities is mike bushell. good morning. hopefully, thanks, good morning! starting with tennis, two former champions who have fallen down the rankings in recent times took the stage in melbourne this morning and it was one—sided as angelique kerber not at maria sharapova, a straight sets win for the german in just over
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an hour. it means angelique kerber, the us open champion two years ago, is the only grand slam champion left in the women's draw. there was huge relief for world number one simona halep, who survived an epic battle with the unseeded american lauren davis to reach the fourth round — she saved three match points, before eventually winning 15—13, in the decider — that set alone lasted two hours and 22 minutes — they were on court for nearly four hours. ijust kept i just kept believing ijust kept believing that it's not over, even if she's leading a little bit more. i gave everything i had today and actually i'm really proud that i could stay there and win it. it wasn't easy at all, she played great. chung hyeon has become the first south korean man to reach the last 16 in melbourne — and he beat the fourth seed alexander zverev to make it. after winning in five sets, he could face novak djokovic next. but the men's doubles champions of two years ago, are out — jamie murray and bruno soares lost in three sets, to the indian pair of
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leander paes and purav raja. but britain's dom inglot is through — he and new zealand's marcus daniell beat the french duo, benoit paire and hugo nys. 0 nto 0nto the football now. chelsea are looking for a striker — but few thought they'd be interested in signing the former england international peter crouch, who's 36, and hasn't been a first—team regular for stoke this season. that is why it is also a surprise. the clubs have been in contact, we understand, and chelsea have only scored one goal in their last four games. that might explain it. they're away to brighton in today's early premier league kick—off. stoke are at home to huddersfield — and paul lambert will take his seat in the stoke dug—out for the first time since he was appointed last week. with his side in the relegation zone, he says his first priority is improving their defence. as a team we have to do better to stop conceding goals. going forward, i think we are really good, really good going forward.
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we could be a little bit more aggressive and close people down a little bit quicker. if we get that we've got a chance. a controversial penalty decision, was the talking point of the game between, two of the promotion rivals in the championship. derby could perhaps feel hard done by, against bristol city, when striker cameron jerome was booked for diving inside the box late on. the replays showed the derby player had a good case for a penalty, but it finished goalless. rather similar to what happened in the norwich— chelsea game the other night and all of the talk about var. it's the fourth round of the scottish cup today — aberdeen versus st mirren is live on bbc one scotland at 12:15pm. football focus is on bbc two there. holders celtic are at home to brechin city, who are bottom of the scottish championship. another pick out tie there. it's crunch time in the champions cup in by crunch time in the champions cup in rugby union with the final weekend of pool games. exeter, saracens,
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bath and scarlets are among the sides looking to find a place in the knockouts today. in the challenge cup, gloucester were already through to the last eight but they missed out on a home tie, with defeat to pau at kingsholm. it finished 34—24 to the french side. it's semifinal day at the masters snooker, at london's alexandra palace. two—time championjohn higgins made the line—up with a 6—1 victory over ryan day — clearing up the final frame with a break of 80. he'll play ronnie 0'sullivan‘s conqueror mark allen tonight — that's live on bbc one. 0n bbc two you can seejudd trump against kyren wilson — trump beat shaun murphy — but trump wasn't murphy's only foe in their quarterfinal — he was attacked by a wasp — which took him by surprise, especially surprising in january. murphy turned his cue into a light
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sabre and the wasp was gone. that's all the sport for now. with a sting in the tail. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. that's i'll have more for you in the next hour. that's and i'll have more for you in the next hour. thank you very much, mike. the french president has suggested the uk could get a bespoke trade deal with the european union after brexit, but again warned that britain would not have full access to the single market unless it accepted its rules. in an interview to be broadcast in full on the andrew marr show tomorrow, emmanuel macron said he respected, but regretted, the brexit vote, but the eu would love to welcome the uk back. ...bespoke special solution for britain? sure, but i take these two references, because this special way should be consistent with the preservation of the single market and our collective interests. you should understand that you cannot,
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by definition, have full access to the single market if you don't tick the box. and to get full access to the single market you need contribution to the budget and you have to accept... the freedoms. ..the freedoms and the four pillars and you have to accept the jurisdiction. as soon as you decide not to join these preconditions it's not a full access. so it's something perhaps between this full access and trade agreement. president macron talking to andrew marr, you can see the full interview tomorrow morning on the andrew marr show. i'm joined now by our political correspondent, emma va rdy. we have said we will not be in the single market, we have said we do not see a situation where we allow freedom of movement to continue, therefore, is he actually offering us therefore, is he actually offering us anything we could possibly sign up us anything we could possibly sign ? us anything we could possibly sign up to? u! right, he was echoing the warnings the eu 27 have already given us —— you are right. if you wa nt full given us —— you are right. if you want full access to the single
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market you have to abide by the rules of the freedom of movement, the jurisdiction rules of the freedom of movement, thejurisdiction of rules of the freedom of movement, the jurisdiction of the european court ofjustice the jurisdiction of the european court of justice and the jurisdiction of the european court ofjustice and those are the red lines theresa may already set out saying when we leave we are leaving the single market, so leaving the single market, so leaving the single market, so leaving the other parts of the eu, rules and structure, kind of followers that. in one sense he is reiterating the kind of red lines we have already seen. but i think what we can take from this is that, yes, macron is supportive of britain getting this bespoke trade deal, something theresa may has said that is what we want when we leave the eu. it means we're not going to be forced into something like accepting an off—the—shelf deal like the one canada has, just replicating that, but that ours will be different. theresa may wants our bespoke deal to go much further. the tension is going to lie in how much compromise will be made and how difficult the negotiations are going to be to make that bespoke deal the way theresa may hopes it will be. given that angela merkel has been rather distracted in the last couple of months in trying to forge a new coalition government in germany to
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avoid holding another election, in a sense i suppose president macron is the man everyone is watching in terms of the european leaders, the one who is in a position to perhaps, at the moment, exercise is the most influence on what the commission, who do the negotiations, are prepared to sign up to. exactly, and that's why we are scrutinising his words very carefully. france, president macron, will now be a big player in the european union, and what he says will matter. it will be influential in terms of how the other countries see the brexit negotiations going. so, of course, while he has been here everybody has been trying to gauge whether france will be on our side, will they be favourable to what britain wants in the brexit negotiations? it is pretty clear we have seen britain and france reaffirmed their commitment to each other in terms of allies, and in terms of neighbours, but it's also very clear president macron is united with the collective position of the other eu countries and britain isn't going to get any sort of very favourable treatment,
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in perhaps the way some people might have hoped. how do downing street think his trip has gone down overall? of course, if you look at the areas he was here to discuss like defence and security various lots of positives that downing street will take from that, because they say actually this shows that britain can continue to have these bilateral meetings with countries and can establish our own deals like the le touquet agreement in terms of discussing border arrangements with calais and the checks that go on there. they say that shows this is com pletely there. they say that shows this is completely separate to the overall brexit deal. but of course, the backdrop to all of this is what the situation for britain is going to be like after brexit. and its still, taking what president macron says, not completely clear. like the buyer tabti, they are still stitching together the brexit one. —— by a downing street has confirmed that theresa may will hold face to face talks with president trump next week. they'll meet at the world economic forum in davos. the president's press secretary, sarah sanders, said the meeting would be used as a chance
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to "further strengthen the special relationship" between the us and the uk. pope francis has used a visit to peru to sound a stark warning about the future of the amazon and its indigenous people. he told the people of puerto maldonado that the region had never been so threatened by businesses keen to exploit it for oil, gas, food and gold. tribal elders called on him to help protect them from being driven from their lands. virginia langeberg reports. pope francis arrived in puerto maldonado, on the edges of the amazon rainforest, to a resoundingly warm reception, from those perhaps too young to fathom the scale of the issues their communities face. the pontiff was notjust a guest for these amazonian tribes, but a powerful mouthpiece for their plight, protecting the land they see slipping away from them. this once—tranquil part of the world has fallen victim to an illegal gold rush which has spawned a billion—dollar black market that is destroying their habitats and has seen the introduction of human trafficking and violent criminal networks.
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translation: the native amazonian people have probably never been so threatened as they are at present. the amazon is a territory that is being disputed on many fronts. translation: i have a feeling of peace and tranquillity. he has comforted us with his soft words, telling us, you can change this world and continue with our customs and traditions. pope francis then travelled to peru's capital, lima, but was forced to switch vehicles in the middle of the motorway after the car suffered a flat tyre. the amazon will now be the focus of a world bishops meeting taking place in october next year. a former conservative minister has fiercely criticised theresa may's leadership — saying mrs may displays a "timidity and lack of ambition about the government
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which constantly disappoints. " in a tweet, nick boles mentions thejohn worboys case, the housing crisis and nhs funding, adding: "time to raise your game, prime minister." church bells and music venues in england are to be offered extra protection against attempts to silence them by people living in newly—built housing nearby. the government is changing planning guidance so that long—standing, but noisy, community facilities won't have to make expensive changes because of complaints from new neighbours. instead, housing developers will be responsible for addressing any noise issues during construction. time for the weather now with phil avery. it's sort of day when you really need a forecast because there's such a mishmash of whether going on across the british isles. it's bright across the north—east of england and much of scotland, some winteriness and showers further to the north. northern ireland, after a dank start,


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