this is bbc news. the headlines at 5pm: the moment us senators voted to shutdown the american national government — after failing to agree on spending. what we have just witnessed was a senate democrat decision. the blame should crash entirely on president trump's shoulders. britain could get a bespoke trade deal with the eu — says president macron. in return, he says, the uk would have to abide by single market rules. carillion‘s auditors are under fire for not raising concerns before the firm's collapse — and parliament launches an inquiry into the firm's pension deficit. turkey deploys tanks to shell kurdish fighters in northern syria — as turkish air strikes are ordered. it's a year since donald trump was inaugurated as president. the president has not gone to florida as planned, in a bid to break political
deadlock in washington. and in sport, a moment to reflect on the life of cyrille regis — the former england player described as a "trailblazer" for black players in modern football — at stadiums across the country. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. the us national government has officially shut down, a year to the day after donald trump took office as president. senators had failed to agree a stop—gap budget — amid a bitter dispute president trump's republicans and the opposition democrats over immigration and border security. the impasse will affect hundreds of thousands of federal workers, but essential government services
will carry on. the recriminations have already begun. david willis reports from washington. the ayes 50, the nays are 49. the vote to keep funding the federal government was well short of the majority needed, the last hope of avoiding an embarrassing government shut down had failed. three fifths of the senators duly chosen and sworn not having voted in the affirmative, the motion is not agreed to. the bill had passed in the house of representatives 2a hours earlier, but at issue, aside from the money itself, was how that money was spent. democrats sought a provision in the bill protecting the so—called dreamers, 800,000 young people brought into this country illegally, whose right to remain is due to be revoked in a few weeks' time. the democratic leader in the senate met with president trump for more than an hour at the white house, but the two men failed to reach a deal.
the way things went today, the way you turned from a bipartisan deal, it's almost as if you were rooting for a shut down. and now we'll have one. and the blame should crash entirely on president trump's shoulders. many republicans support efforts to legitimise the status of the dreamers, but they want it tied to other provisions, such as president trump's border wall, and not made part of a government funding bill. 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 shut down was 100% avoidable. the last government shut down here in 2013 lasted 16 days, and led to around 800,000 government workers being placed on temporary leave.
for president trump, the man who brands himself the deal maker in chief, this is a political embarrassment. the first day of the government shut down coincides with the first anniversary of his inauguration. david willis, bbc news, washington. mary lou mcdonald, a member of the irish parliament, is to succeed gerry adams as president of sinn fein. as the only candidate to be nominated, mary loud macdonald will formally be elected at a special conference next month. mr adams is retiring after leading the republican party for more than 30 years. the french president has suggested the uk could get a bespoke trade deal with the european union after brexit, but again warned it could not expect 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. this special way should be
consistent with the preservation of the single market, and our collective trust. and you should understand that you cannot, 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 budgets and you have to accept freedoms are the freedoms and the four pillars, and you have to accept the jurisdiction. as soon as you decide not to obey these preconditions, it's not a full access. it's something perhaps between full access and a trade agreement. the prime minister, theresa may, has done an interview with the german newspaper " bild" in which she says there won't be a second brexit referendum. she also assures germans living in the uk and britons in germany
that their status is secure and they can stay. 0ur berlin correspondentjenny hill said mrs may was trying to provide confidence and stability to the germans. i think the primary message here is one of attempted reassurance. mrs may knows, of course, that germans prize stability perhaps above all else, and that is why we are hearing again that germans living in britain will be allowed to stay once brexit comes into force, and that there will be no second referendum. but i think secondly, and very importantly, she is trying to nudge that reminder, as if germany needs the reminder, of the importance of the trading relationship between the two countries. mrs may will know that german business leaders are really rattled. they are concerned about what happens, particularly if britain leaves the eu without any kind of deal at all. the trading relationship is very important to germany. so there will be interest when she says she wants this free trade deal, a special deal that is unlike
any other in existence. people will want to know what she means by that, but it is worth bearing in mind that mrs may is unlikely to shift the german position, the bottom line hasn't changed. if she wants britain to have access to the single market, they will have to accept freedom of movement too. that is germany's bottom line. worth bearing in mind too that germany takes a dim view of any attempt to divide the remaining 26 member states, and try and negotiate something in a bipartisan way. that is something that might cause some concern, some might read that into what's going on here. by and large, this is a fairly neutral interview in the bild tabloid newspaper. that is an interesting choice. it's a popular newspaper, but it's certainly not the choice of top politicians or the business world. you mention mrs may's timing, that i think will also raise eyebrows. this weekend germany is very much
focussed on a key vote, set to take place tomorrow, which could see angela merkel‘s attempts at forming a stable government fall apart. that is what everyone here is focussed on right now. i doubt very much whether angela merkel or her ministers will have either the time or inclination to dwell on brexit. the chair of the work and pensions select committee, frank field, has criticised auditors for not raising concerns about carillion before the construction giant collapsed, with debts of around one and a half billion pounds. mps on the committee have begun an inquiry into the way carillion‘s pension deficit was handled. their labour chairman says regulators should have stepped in much earlier. 0ur political correspondent, emma vardy, has been following the story and explained the concerns raised by frank field. why alarm bells weren't
ringing much sooner, because kpmg had been auditing the accounts of liszt for many years. they'd given them a clean bill of health, a sign of, to say they were a going concern, which means they were judged to have the cash flow to continue operating. but having been given that sign off by kpmg, a few months later carillion were looking to be in serious trouble. there were questions over how those judgments were made, and with such a big black hole in the pensions fund, known to be around almost £600 million, why weren't the auditors picking that up sooner? why was that clean bill of health given? it's notjust the bosses of the company carillion facing scrutiny, frank field said it is the auditors who need to be questioned as well. we will be looking at why we reached this position, why kpmg site these accounts saying this as a going concern of the company for the next
12 months. how did that mislead, if they wanted to be misled, the directors of the company, who, the chief executive, paid himself almost £2 million based on a prosperous company during that year. all those we want to, again, unravel. it brings us back to when we reported oi'i brings us back to when we reported on the hs, when we made clear recommendations to the government for changes in the law, and we are still awaiting even a green or white paper. any response from kpmg? yes, they have been getting a lot of questions about their role in this. previously said the audit were done appropriately and responsibly, and kpmg will cooperate with any enquiry. but as you see, frank field is very keen to put the spotlight on them here, because it was as a result of the sign off from kpmg that the shareholders of the company
we re that the shareholders of the company were continued to pay big dividends, the boss is taking on big salaries, and in light of the collapse that 110w and in light of the collapse that now looks in hindsight like very poorjudgment. concern also about the pensions, the deficits, the whole business appeared. how worried are people? that's right, incredibly worried. with that 600 million black hole in the pensions funds, what that now means is that people who are members of these pensions funds could see it cuts, consider pensions increase much less than they were coping. that's going to have a huge impact on people's futures. it rarely undermines confidence numbers of pension schemes like this. the numbers look like some 28,000 members of the pension scheme is connected with brilliant, and then wider than after the flight we still don't really have very clear answers as to the subsidiaries companies that are owed money because of work they have already undertaken by the
company, some 30,000 firms owed money. some banks have set up some loa ns, money. some banks have set up some loans, but that seem to be a short—term sticking plaster. we are not anywhere near the end of this. in the days and weeks to come, i think the ripple effects will continue to be felt. some breaking news coming to us, from afghanistan. this is by the afp news agency. reports that an attack is under way at hubble's intercontinental hotel. as we understand it, very early reports. the attackers, three or four attackers, no confirmation yet, have been shooting at guest. this is the latest violence to strike the afg ha n the latest violence to strike the afghan capital, but back in 2011 the intercontinental was the target of another attack. 21 people died in that attack. there was a five hour siege back in 2011. the latest news we are getting today from couple is that up to three or four gunman had
currently attacking campbell's intercontinental hotel. reports also of roadblocks being put in place. more on this as we get it. turkey has launched a new military offensive against kurdish militants in northern syria — opening a new front in the seven—year conflict there. turkish warplanes have bombed positions of the ypg, which ankara says is linked to kurds who have been fighting an insurgency in turkey for decades. mark lowen sent this update from hatay, near the turkey/syria border. and began today, so called operation olive branch. tradition of 16 fighterjets olive branch. tradition of 16 fighter jets pounding afrin, olive branch. tradition of 16 fighterjets pounding afrin, and on for the northern syria under the control of the syrian militia, the ypg. as turkish backed syrian rebel fighters are on the ground as part of that offensive. judge uses the ypg as a terrorist group, links to
turkey's: kurdish militants, the pkk, who have been fighting an insurgency here in turkey since the 19805. but it is a dangerous operation, because the americans back the ypg in the fight against the islamic state group. now this operation puts turkey in direct confrontation with its nato ally, the us. american support of the ypg has consistently infuriated the turkish government. are also russian military personnel on the ground, and the syrian regime has warned that they would shoot down any turkish jet that they would shoot down any turkishjet and that they would shoot down any turkish jet and see an incursion by turkey as a violation of syria's sovereignty. but the perils as turkey launches the operation, and yet it has still gone ahead, determines to bejooste territorial control of the ypg, fearing they we re control of the ypg, fearing they were consolidating territory on the other side of the border. this operation could bog turkey down in a potentially long and deadly military offe nsives. two children who went missing in sheffield yesterday
evening have been found. police launched an appeal to help find marcel menyhart who's 12 and 13—year—old marcela menyhartova who went missing last night at around 8pm. they were last seen at the city's ice rink near the suburb of attercliffe but were found safe and well in the city this afternoon. british tourists travelling to jamaica are being advised to stay in their resorts after a state of emergency was declared around montego bay. there's been a surge in gang—related violence in the area. every year, around 200 thousand britons visit the caribbean island. 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 where security isn't an issue. 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 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.
the headlines on bbc news: many government services in america have shut down after politicians failed to pass a spending bill. essential services including national security and our traffic control will continue. mary lou mcdonald has confirmed as the only candidate nominated to replace gerry adams as sinn fein president. pirelli and's auditors are under fire for not raising concerns before the firm's collapse and the public conscience siovas enquiry is launched into the pension deficit. the interior ministry spokesman has confirmed that the intercontinental hotel in the afghan capital is
currently under attack. by suspected militants. no indication yet as to how many people are held herself or does gunman involved in the attack. we do know the attack started at around 9pm local time, when a number of gunman attacked the hotel in kabul. earlier reports also that source is like special forces have arrived at the scene. they are engaged in a gun battle with those inside. no details yet of the attackers. 0r inside. no details yet of the attackers. or the casualties. reports also from local television stations that the road leading to the hotel has been closed. and that electricity may have been cut off to the hotel. the intercontinental is a 5—star hotel, with around 200 rooms. very popular with its foreign guests. more on this as anyone we get it on this gun battle that is taking place at the tap—in
intercontinental hotel in afghanistan. this is an ongoing breaking story. more now on the government shutdown. ministers missed a deadline to ministers agree a spending bill. well, we went out onto the streets of washington to find out what locals there thought of the impasse. i'm just very disappointed that we could not come to an agreement about this. it's stupidity. it's politicians in general. i can't believe we can't compromise these days. there's common ground in the middle. i'm sad that our government is this dysfunctional. i think it's chaos and i really think that we need to work together to do the work of the people here. this is ridiculous. probably both sides are to blame. everybody wants to blame somebody in all these things, but it wasn't like this snuck up on them. they've had several weeks to do this.
as the presidents who said he was the art of the deal master, i feel he should be able to get everybody in a room and get a deal. 0ur correspondent is in washington for us and explain that both parties are currently blaming each other for the shutdown. the democrats have been calling it a trump shutdown, whereas the republicans have been calling it the chuck schumer shutdown, but this is the first time the government shuts down when one single party is in full control of the congress. in fact, we've been talking to people here and they kind of blamed all politicians. some have blamed democrats, others have blamed the presidents, but some also blamed all the politicians involved, because they should have come out with a compromise that would try to reach a solution to avoid this inconvenient situation. in fact, it's notjust inconvenient for the us citizens, it's also inconvenient for tourists.
we met this lady coming all the way from new york to dc, and it's the first time to visit dc in 20 years, and she was really annoyed when she found out that parks and museums, all of this would be closed, and she won't be able to enjoy herself in dc. 0n the other hand, we will have hundreds of thousands of civil servants not showing up at work, and they won't be paid until this issue is resolved. the last time the government shutdown happened was back in 2013, during president 0bama's time, and the government lost billions of dollars. around 800,000 people, civil servants, did not show up at work because of that. the family of the american rock star, tom petty, has revealed that his death last october was caused by an accidental drug overdose. he was found unconscious at his home in malibu, days after completing an extensive tour to mark the 40th anniversary of his band, the heartbreakers.
the 66—year—old was on medication for a range of issues — including emphysema and a fractured hip. the oscar winning actress dorothy malone has died at the age of 93. herfilm career began “119113, and although she mainly played small roles in her early years she won an academy award for best supporting actress for the 1956 film "written on the wind her film career peaked in the early ‘605, but she also achieved late success with her television role as constance mackenzie in "peyton place". 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. 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. the foreign office advice to travellers travelling to montego bay. tourists have been told not to leave the resorts. good morning, yeah, we set off early this morning, 6:30am. we heard about the state of emergency from friends in the uk
that have been texting us, to find out what's happening and make sure we were fine, because we haven't heard anything ourselves. we had a curfew last night, we had to be indoors by 7pm. we weren't sure, it was not really formal. we were in the hotel anyway. this morning we approached the reception staff to ask if it was safe, because we heard the foreign office advised we stayed indoors, in hotels. the reception staff said carry on with your plans, you will be fine. so we did. it feels fine, to be honest. do you feel the warnings have been exaggerated ? well, when we asked local people they said they get messages like this all the time and you have to take it with a pinch of salt and use your common sense, make sure you are aware of what areas to avoid, where is safe, the time of day, make sure you're not going on your own, just like any other country.
it's not different to any other country that has tourist issues, issues with security, but the impression we get is as long as you follow normal, common—sense rules, you will be fine. we've been here for almost ten days and it doesn't feel any different today than the remainder of the holiday. would you travel back to montego bay? ina in a moment we will be joined by viewers on bbc one. pretty disappointing weather this weekend. quite a wintry mix with snow and ice warnings for sunday morning. temperatures fall in the way quickly across the northern half of the uk. further south, more cloud. to the west overnight, this weather front will bring outbreaks of rain. find it some milder error. tonight, cold
and clear across much of the north. further west, the rain turning into snow as it bonds into the cold air over northern ireland and the high around wales. further north and east, it's a dry story. cold with temperatures down to —1 or minus two. snow and ice to contend with for sunday morning. central northern areas, some disruption possible across britain scotland and the north of england through the whole day. the rain band continues east with snow over the higher ground midlands. and across the pennines and into scotland's, snow continuing all day. further south, rain and into scotland's, snow continuing all day. furthersouth, rain as milderair all day. furthersouth, rain as milder air moves in from the south—west. an improvement for northern ireland into the afternoon. brighter with a bit of sunshine, maybe if you shower is. temperatures
barely getting above freezing in places. continuing to have snow through the whole day. but the south—west, heavy rain living in but with it some milder error. temperatures in double figures. further east, cold and wet. that will all clear away eastwards. something drier coming in from the west. the mild seam is set to stay with us for the upcoming week. a different feel to the weather with this mild air. if significant for a bunny lying snow, particularly in the north. milder, very milder pines we re the north. milder, very milder pines were you get some sunny spells. there will be stalls of rain and it will also be quite windy. here's a snapshot into monday. a few showers across western areas, fairly blustery with good spells of sunshine. feeling less cold. good afternoon. the us national government has
officially shut down, a year to the day after donald trump took office as president. senators failed to agree a stop—gap budget, amid a bitter dispute between president trump's republicans and the opposition democrats over immigration and border security. they're meeting now to try to do a deal to allow hundreds of thousands of federal workers to return to work on monday morning. david willis reports from washington. the noes 50 and the noes 49. with a midnight deadline looming, they came up midnight deadline looming, they came upa shot midnight deadline looming, they came up a shot of the 60 votes needed, and without funding agreement in place, the government of the largest economy in a world was now only minutes away from shutdown. will the senator is not chosen, having not sworn in the affirmative, the motion is not agree to. that after the democrat leader in the senate, chuck schumer, had an hour—long meeting with president trump at the white house. he called out the deal—maker
in chief forfailing house. he called out the deal—maker in chief for failing to deliver. the way things went today, the way you turn from a bipartisan deal, it's almost as if you were rooting for a shutdown and now we will have one and the blame should crash entirely on president trump's shoulders. the white house, in a statement, branded the democrats obstructionist losers. 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. a government shutdown was 100% avoidable. as the vote collapsed, outside on the steps of the capitol we re outside on the steps of the capitol were the people whose fate democrats wa nt to were the people whose fate democrats want to tighter this funding agreement, the so—called dreamers, young people brought into the united states illegally, who president trump is threatening to deport in a
few weeks' time. many republicans supported it rising their status but they wanted to be part of an immigration bill that would also provide funds for wall along the mexican border, a pet project of president trump. the president was hitting the hash key hard this morning. this is the one—year anniversary of my presidency and the democrats wanted to give me a nice president". democrat shutdown! the last government shutdown in 2013 caused the closure of many national parks and monuments and lead to around 800,000 government workers being placed on temporary leave. nobody here wants to see history repeated. i amjust very disappointed that we could not come to an agreement about this. there's common ground in the middle. am shocked that our government is this dysfunctional. for president trump, this is a political embarrassment. a year ago, this is a political embarrassment. a yearago, amid this is a political embarrassment. a year ago, amid considerable pop and ceremony, he was celebrating his
inauguration, having swept to office on the platform of the ultimate deal—maker. at the end of a tumultuous year, such credentials are now in question. members of congress are gathering right now to try to find a solution to this crisis, with most government offices closed over the weekend, the worst effects of this government shutdown are not expected to be felt until monday but if some sort of solution isn't bound by then, thousands of american government workers could turn up to find that their offices are locked and their pay is being blocked. kate. david, thank you. in the past few minutes, reports are coming in of an attack on a major hotel in the afghan capital, kabul. at least four gunmen are reported to have entered the intercontinental hotel and opened fire on guests inside. as yet, it's unclear if there are casualties. sinn fein has announced who will succeed gerry adams as its party president.
mary lou mcdonald, a member of parliament in the irish republic, was the only candidate for the role. mr adams emerged from northern ireland's turbulent history to become leader more than 30 years ago. ms mcdonald comes from a very different background. our ireland correspondent chris page is in belfast. tell us a bit more about her. she has been favourite for some time, hasn't she? that's right, kate. it hasn't she? that's right, kate. it has been thought for some years now that mary lou mcdonald was the likely successor to gerry adams. she has been a very strong presence at his side at key political events recently. her personal political journey has been very different to her predecessor. mr adams was brought up in west belfast, a working—class area, the crucible of the conflict in northern ireland. security sources believe he was a senior member of the ira although he has always denied being in the organisation. mary lou mcdonald grew up organisation. mary lou mcdonald grew up in organisation. mary lou mcdonald grew upina organisation. mary lou mcdonald grew up in a middle—class suburb of dublin and join sinn fein during the
peace process. today, sinn fein confirmed he was the only nominee to succeed mr adams as party president and she said she would be putting her own stamp on the job. the truth is that no one will ever feel gerry adams' shoes, that's the truth. the truth is, my friends, i won't fill gerry adams' shoes. but the news is that i brought my own. so she will take over officially as sinn fein president at a special party conference in three weeks and it will mark something of a generational shift in the party away from people who had ira connections and towards new figures who had no direct connection with the troubles will stop sinn fein‘s political opponents will still continue to focus on the links to the ira and sinn fein will indeed continue to defend the ira campaign but these days, the party prefers to talk about present—day politics rather than the paramilitary violence of the past. chris, thank you.
british tourists travelling to jamaica are being advised to stay in their resorts after a state of emergency was declared around montego bay. there's been a surge in gang—related violence in the area. every year, around 200,000 britons visit the popular holiday destination as 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, guarded, all—inclusive hotels, where security isn't an issue but a growing reality for people who live in the city is that crime has spiked. last year saw over 1600 people murdered injamaica. 335
of them in stjames, the area where montego bay is. most of the crime is gang—related and focused in a small number of communities. the foreign office has advised holiday—makers 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 tourette's. 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 dropped to its lowest levels in yea rs, dropped to its lowest levels in years, a statistic that meant lives saved. in montego bay, it is hoped they will happen again. nick davis, bbc news, jamaica. a minute's applause has been held at premier league football grounds today as a mark of respect for cyrille regis, the england striker who died last weekend. in today's football, chelsea are now up to third in the table after their win over brighton, as ade adedoyin reports. a minute's applause to mark
the death of cyrille regis, who passed away last sunday at the age of 59. the players in black armbands to honour the former england international, widely regarded as a pioneer, who helped break down racial barriers in the game. brighton were hosting the premier league champions, chelsea, who were missing a number of first—team regulars through injury and suspension. one man who was playing was eden hazard. and it didn't take long for him to make his mark. three minutes later, half the brighton team could do nothing to stop this intricate passing move. the brazilian international, willian, with a well—worked goal, which again involved hazard. and things didn't get any betterfor the home side, who felt they should have had at least one penalty in the first half. brighton did have their chances after the break, but it was that man again, hazard. a brilliant solo effort to put antonio conte's side 3—0 up and on course for all three points for the first time this year. but they weren't finished just yet.
victor moses making it four. an emphatic victory for chelsea. it was a memorable day for eden hazard, the man of the match, and perhaps even more memorable for this young fan. ade adedoyin, bbc news. more throughout the evening on the bbc news channel and i will be back with the team for the late news at 9:10pm. now on bbc one, it's time for the news where you are. goodbye. hello. this is bbc news. in a few minutes, we'll have all the latest sports news with lizzie greenwood—hughes, but first, let's return to the one—year anniversary of donald trump's presidency. any celebrations he may have had planned have been somewhat marred by the shutdown on services announced in congress last night, but how has he performed on some of his key election pledges? christian fraser takes a look at the first year in the trump white house. 12 months in the white house, his first year as a politician. so what does the report card of the 45th president look like?
let us remind ourselves what candidate trump had promised. the mantra was, of course, "make america great again". and here is how he proposed to do it. isis will be gone if i am elected president. obamacare has to be replaced. i am going to build a wall and mexico is going to pay for it, right? right? complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states. ourjobs are being stolen like candy from a baby. it's not going to happen any more, folks. let's start with the economy, because there is a curious disconnect here. the president has record low approval ratings, but the stock market is hitting record highs. this week, the dowjones smashed through the 26,000 mark for the first time ever, and the economists say it is mr trump that should take the credit. he's delivered on the tax cuts he promised. but will the boom on the markets eventually translate into wage growth?
on trade, there is more to do. the first thing he did in office was to withdraw from the trans—pacific partnership. the nafta negotiation, that is ongoing. mr trump's warning to canada and mexico is he wants better terms or he will pull out. it looks like he is serious. what about repealing and replacing obamacare? that turned into a congressional nightmare for the republicans. the tax reform bill chips away at one of the affordable care act's foundations, the individual mandate. but the president's comments in december that essentially the job was done — that is fake news. it isn't. where the president will think he scores highly is on foreign policy. having vowed to destroy isis, the caliphate is on the run in syria and iraq. despite the often alarming public feud with the rocket man, kimjong—un, north and south korea are at least talking, for which the president has claimed credit. what about the wall? perhaps the campaign promise that
resonated most with the base. right now, the president is demanding congressional funding as part of immigration reform, and there is still plenty of resistance. the one thing we can say with some certainty is that mexico isn't going to pay for it. at least, not directly. the promised ban on muslims, well, that became a travel ban on countries that were predominantly muslim. the legal challenge to that is ongoing. the courts, much like the media, have incurred the president's wrath. on policy, it's a mixed report, with some successes. the one thing that has changed beyond all recognition is the oval office staffing list. the national security adviser, general mike flynn, he lasted just 24 days, replaced by general mcmaster. flynn is now co—operating with the special counsel robert mueller. out too the chief of staff, reince priebus, sacked injuly, having failed to stop leaks from the oval office. in came the ringmaster, generaljohn kelly.
fbi directorjames comey was fired for his role in the russia investigation, replaced by christopher wray. and sean spicer, the press secretary, resigned the day after antony scaramucci was brought in as white house communications director. "the mooch" lasted six days. spicer was replaced by sarah huckerbee sanders. and then there is steve bannon, the chief strategist. the self—proclaimed architect of trump's election victory. buried like no other. this week, he was subpoenaed by the special counsel, following his explosive comments to michael wolff, author of fire and fury. so, quite a year. the president has persisted with the mandate on which he was elected, but approval ratings remain low. he has lost special elections in virginia and alabama, and perhaps the ultimate test of mr trump's presidency will come later this year, with the midterms.
christian fraser, there. time to cross to the bbc sport centre now for sportsday. good evening. we're starting with rugby union because saracens have given themselves a lifeline in their last—ditch bid to reach the quarterfinal stages of the european champions cup. the defending champions had to win today to reach the knock—out stages, which they did in style, beating northampton 62—14. it could be enough to see them through as one of the second place teams if results go their way. james burford reports. welcome to the mathematical maze thatis welcome to the mathematical maze that is champions cup rugby, with a host of possibilities, all saracens needed to focus on was putting as many points as possible in the plus column. saints early progress perhaps flattered to deceive as theirs was the first score. cobos reinach going overfor theirs was the first score. cobos reinach going over for the first points. but then began the onslaught, quick combinations usually equal tries in rugby and no
difference here is the home side soon difference here is the home side soon found their bit and the try line. the bonus point has never been more important. securing for micro scores before half—time a welcome addition. saracens have not been knocked out at the pool stages since 2011. their performance today shows why. seven tries in all and a big win under pressure. they have given themselves a chance, the defending champions. they are still part of the equation but it will be a nervous night's sleep awaiting tomorrow's results. james burford, bbc news. well, saracens' lifeline is at the expense of ospreys who lost 24—7 at pool leaders clermont auvergne. nick abendanon gave the hosts the lead. clermont led 13—0 at half time and although ospreys pulled it back to 13—7 with this well—worked move finished by ashley beck, the french side had pulled clear with a couple of penalties and this try from luke mcalister finished things off. clermont auvergne end top of pool b, and ospreys haven't made it into the last eight since 2010. english champions exeter will also be missing from the quarterfinal
line—up after glasgow, who are bottom of their pool, beat them 28—21 at scotstoun. stuart hogg made a try—scoring return from injury but it was tommy seymour who scored one of the tries of the tournament to help give warriors their only victory of the competition. elsewhere in their group, table toppers leinster beat montpellier. looking at some of the other scores, treviso beat bath macro 7—0. that is a latest, rather. scarlet is also 10-5 a latest, rather. scarlet is also 10—5 up at home to toulon which is a crucial game for them. scarlets need to beat toulon to progress. it's also a busy day of football. premier league champions chelsea are back up to third after beating a beleagured brighton 4—0 at the amex. the scoreline is a little harsh on brighton but chelsea were always a threat. edin hazard scoring twice, his second a fine solo goal. it's chelsea first win of the new year but leaves brighton with only one from their last 13 league games and hovering just above the relegtion zone.
i saw important things. now we have to continue because don't forget, in the last four games, we have finished three games with 0—0. today, we scored four goals. i'm very happy. arsenal showed they're capable of plenty of goals without alexis sanchez after beating an in form crystal palace 4—0. all four gunners goals came in the opening 22 minutes at the emirates. monreal and koscielny amongst the scorers on their return from injury. we started very well. we played our game like we can play it coming you know, quick, fast passing and good combinations and movement. some good chances. after that, ithink combinations and movement. some good chances. after that, i think the whole first half was all top quality. the second half didn't manage to keep the same urgency and
drive but overall, it was a convincing win. in the late kick—off, runaway leaders manchester city will be looking to bounce back from their first defeat of the season last week. they kicked off against newcastle around 20 minutes ago. it is still goalless at the moment. raheem sterling has had the ball in the net for city but it was ruled offside. elsewhere, second placed manchester united beat burnley1—0 at turf moor and everton drew with west brom, leicester beating watford 2—0 at home and paul lambert won his first game in charge of stoke 2—0 and west ham and bournemouth drew 1—1. in the scottish cup, ryan christie sccored twice for aberdeen as they eased their way into the fifth round with a 4—1win over championship side st mirren. adam rooney opened the scoring from the spot before christie's double gave them a 3—1 lead at half time. then the goal of the game came two minutes into the second half. gary mackay—steven's outstanding effort to seal their place in sunday's fifth round darw.
—— fifth round draw. we had to work harder it. it wasn't all straightforward. there were moments of sloppiness in our game and we gave them a bit of encouragement, disappointing with the goal we lost but i want to talk about positives in the performance and very good goals, i thought we we re and very good goals, i thought we were clinical in the first half and i thought we scored very good goals. here are the other results in the scottish cup, not as many as it should be as three more games were postponed due to bad weather but a couple of others note for holders celtic beating part—timers braking 5-0 celtic beating part—timers braking 5—0 and the highland league side brora rangers are also through. there promises to be an exciting conclusion for uk golf fans at the abu dhabi championship. ross fisher has moved into thejoint lead, one of five englishmen in the top 10, while rory mcilroy‘s return from injury is going well. he's just a shot behind fisher in third. here's the bbc‘s golf correspondent iain carter. yes, a lot of british interest on the leaderboard, especially when you consider that ross fisher coaxed in
a tricky little birdie putt on the last for a round of 65, moving him to 17 under parand last for a round of 65, moving him to 17 under par and alongside the belgian, thomas pieters, at the top of the leaderboard. thomas pieters was the overnight leader but rory mcilroy has moved into contention as well, chipping in on the 17th, suffering his only bogey of the week at the 15th but even so, it was a round of 65 from michael wright and that has moved into within a shot of the lead and then a couple of players at 15 under par who are within two shots of the lead, matt fitzpatrick, who was round in the lowest score of the week, 63, and the defending champion tommy fleetwood is also in the mix, at 15 under, two macro shots behind after an excellent 67. i think what will impact on it tomorrow is that we have had perfect conditions really for the first three rounds. the weather forecast is suggesting that there is going to be some wind and that really is going to test the players. as i say, they've been
playing in perfect conditions with receptive greens. they have been making the most of the scoring conditions. tomorrow will be a different proposition. wind sweeping across, distance control will be difficult and it will certainly really test them as they come down the stretch. i wonder if that plays into the hands of somebody like mcilroy, with all of his winning experience. there's plenty to talk about at the australian open tennis, there was an epic battle for world number one simona halep. more on that in a moment. relief for six time winner novak djokovic who recovered from an injury scare to make it through and defending champion roger federer, who has won five times in melbourne, beat richard gasquet in the last 16 in straight sets, 6—2, 7—5, 6—4. the swiss continuing his dominance over the frenchman and he is the favourite to win his 20th grand slam. i'm happy!
i'm happy i was able to rise to the level i needed to beat richard. you know, it was tough. the score shows it as well. i could have maybe done know, it was tough. the score shows it a ; well. i could have maybe done know, it was tough. the score shows it a ﬁﬁall. i could have maybe done know, it was tough. the score shows it a ﬁﬁall. i c but at ve maybe done i'm happy to have done it the time, i'm happy to have done it the way it happened. meanwhile in the ladies' draw — the battle of former champions went the way of germany's angelique kerber who comfortably knocked out maria sharapova, winning 6—1, 6—3. it's only sharapova's second grand slam since serving a 15—month doping ban. world no 1 simona halep survived an epic battle with the unseeded american lauren davis. 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. kyren wilson has booked his place in the final of the masters snooker after a thrilling semifinal againstjudd trump at alexandra palace. trump had raced into a 5—2 lead but took on a risky shot in the final frame, giving wilson
the advantage which he took brilliantly with this treble. it will be wilson's first masters final in only his second appearance. he will face eitherjohn higgins or mark allen who play this evening. i'm buzzing, you know, this is the sort of venue you want to be nirvana. i'm knocking on the door this season. i just nirvana. i'm knocking on the door this season. ijust need to ground myself tonight, you know, chill out. it's just another match. history was made at ascot today as un de sceaux won the clarence house chase for a record third time. in testing conditions, paul townend patiently guided the favourite home, while surprise entry brain power had a nasty fall at the second last, but is unharmed. it's the eighth grade one win for the wille mullins trained 10—year—old. that's all the sport for now. i will be back withjohn watson for a full round—up in sportsday at 6:30pm. time for a look at the weather with stav da naos.
hello, pretty disappointing weather this weekend for many, quite a wintry mix with snow and ice warned for sunday morning which i will show you ina for sunday morning which i will show you in a minute. temperatures falling very quickly across the northern half of the uk. further south, a bit more cloud. looking to the west overnight, this weather front will be moving in, bringing outbreaks of rape and behind it some milderair outbreaks of rape and behind it some milder air which i will show you in a moment. heading into tonight, cold and clear across much of the north. further west, rain making inroads, turning into snow as it bumps into the cold air initially over northern ireland and the higher ground of wales and ice will become a problem. further north and east, a dry story and a cold one, temperatures down to -11 and a cold one, temperatures down to —11 or —12 over the snowfields of scotla nd —11 or —12 over the snowfields of scotland but a little less coal —— less gold in the south—west. snow and ice to content with in sunday morning for central and northern areas. some disruption possible across parts of scotland and
northern england through the day so stay tuned to the weather forecast. the rain band journeys eastwards with snow for the high ground in the midlands for a time and certainly across the pennines and into scotla nd across the pennines and into scotland where we could seek snow continuing all day but further south, reverting to reign as milder air moves in from the south—west. an improvement for northern ireland in the afternoon, brighter with some sunshine and maybe a few showers. something less cold as well but cold and raw for scotland, quite a different day for you after the pleasa nt different day for you after the pleasant winter sunshine today. temperatures barely getting above freezing in places and you will continue to have snow on and off throughout the day on the high ground. for the south—west, throughout the day on the high ground. forthe south—west, pulses of heavy rain moving in but also very milder, temperatures in double figures, and further east, drab, mirsky, misty, cold, raw and wet. that will play eastwards, something drier pushing in from the west along with milder air and the mild theme is set to stay with us for the upcoming week, so quite a different feel to the weather. the mild air will also bring a significant thaw
of any lying snow, particularly across northern areas. this week will be milder, very mild at times where you get sunny spells but spells of rain moving in off the atla ntic spells of rain moving in off the atlantic and it will also most of the time be quite windy, too. this isa the time be quite windy, too. this is a snapshot into monday. apart from a few showers in western areas, fairly blustery, you should see some good spells of sunshine and it will feel less cold than of late, and certainly by tuesday. this is bbc news. the headlines at 6pm: the moment us senators voted to shut down the american national government — now congress is meeting to try to agree a temporary budget. gunmen in afghanistan are reported to have attacked a top hotel in the capital, kabul. mary lou mcdonald is confirmed as the only candidate nominated to replace gerry adams as sinn fein president. turkey launches an assault on kurdish fighters in northern syria — opening a new front in the conflict. it's a year since donald trump