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tv   Beyond 100 Days  BBC News  January 23, 2018 7:00pm-8:00pm GMT

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you're watching beyond 100 days. donald trump imposes tariffs on china and south korea — is this the first salvo in a trade war? as the populist president prepares to address the global elite in davos he is setting out positions he knows they will hate. the us slaps steep tariffs on washing machines and solar panels from asia. american consumers will see higher prices. us attorney general was interviewed by special counsel robert mueller last week as part of the russia probe. he's the first cabinet member to go before the investigation. also on the programme: who really has the special relationship. president macron will be the first world leader to pay a state visit to america under donald trump. and the oscar nominations are out — fantasy romance, ‘the shape of water‘ leads the field with 13 nominations. get in touch with us using the hashtag 'beyond—one—hundred—days' hello and welcome, i'm katty kay in new york
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and christian fraser is in london. on the eve of a trip to shmooze with the world's elite, the us president appears to have launched the first salvo in his long promised trade war. it is classic disruptive trump. in anticipation that tariffs against asian goods are only the beginning of mr trump's populist mission, markets in latin america also fell on the news. last year the chinese president xi jinping delighted davos with a robust defense of free trade. they will get know such globalist love from the new american leader. and a the hefty tarrifs on chinese washing machines and solar panels have already angered china and other us trade partners. so, how will davos react to president trump? today one of the opening speakers, india's narenda modi gave us a clue. translation: forces of protectionism are raising their heads against globalisation. their intention, is not only to avoid globalisation themselves,
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but they also want to reverse its natural flow. the result of all of this is that we get to witness new types of tariff and nontariff barriers. bilateral and multilateral trade agreements and the negotiations have come to a kind of standstill. joining us from davos is our business editor simonjack and from washingtonjon sopel our north america editor north america editor simon, it shows they are still releva nt, simon, it shows they are still relevant, but i think some nervousness trump will eviscerate them on friday? it has been set up very nicely, president xi came to extol the virtues of globalisation and gota extol the virtues of globalisation and got a warm welcome, and modi
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stepped into those shoes. south korea have said they will sue the wto, so a lot of anger. voices within the us including michael bloomberg have said us households will pay for this and it will cost usjobs. so some clear fault lines drawn before president trump arrives. having said that, there is widespread euphoria, almost, about some of the tax reforms he has made. people see that as a real dose of rocket fuel into the global economy. i would say the atmosphere is economically very buoyant. some would say it is too buoyant, and everyone is in a good mood and that isa everyone is in a good mood and that is a bad sign. but on this issue of protectionism versus free trade it is nicely teed up for the president to arrive on friday. jon sopel, just
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a hunch but i think the white house decided to drop this tariff bombshell deliberately this week, so he can go back to his base and say, iam he can go back to his base and say, i am still he can go back to his base and say, iam stilla he can go back to his base and say, i am still a populist? i have spoken to someone who has seen a draft of the speech he plans to deliver on friday and the phrase they can use, andl friday and the phrase they can use, and i hope i can say this, is kick ass. he will not be cosying up to the global elite, he will give a bit of trumpism and america first, look at what we are doing in our own backyard, we are cutting taxes, the stock market is soaring and everybody loves what i am doing. yes, i believe in free trade but i believe in fair trade and at the moment the scales are tilted against the us. business leaders went in to see the president last friday, begging him not to do anything that could upset the apple cart, like pulling out of nafta and it seems
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like their message could have fallen oi'i like their message could have fallen on deaf ears? why michael simon, what is the long—term or medium term imprecations on these rises on solar panels and washing machines, does one retaliation lead to another and then we end up looking like a trade war? several business leaders have said it is looking rosy underworld, economic front. we have global growth forecast of 4%. the one thing they say can derail that is a trade war between the us and china. secretly, they suspect, asjon sopel was saying, this is a message to his domestic audience and the bark on these things is often worse than the bike. but the tariffs proposals are real and they have brought up real dissatisfaction. and if that can upset the apple cart and make people
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put them of their champagne here in davos it is the prospect of a trade war with china. that prospect has not retreated one inch as a result of this announcement. some of the mood music is america is withdrawing from the world stage. we have news that countries within the trans—pacific that countries within the tra ns—pacific partnership that countries within the trans—pacific partnership are pressing on, signing up to the deal in march. we havejust had a comment from justin trudeau who says the new deal will help reverse the growing trend of protectionism around the world. is that why president trump is going, so he is still relevant?” think he saw what happened last year with president xi getting the headlines and the attention. when he saw president macron on bastille day, he said to him you should go to davos, set out your case and go to these world leaders, there are loads of them there. i think he thought it
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would be fun and engaging and it is interesting, the basketball term is a full—court press. the huge number of the cabinets of his cabinet, are going over to davos as well. they wa nt going over to davos as well. they want to sell their message, they don't want to be shy about doing that and they think it is a worthwhile exercise and a different argument to be put. that is the conventional argument heard at davos. you were quickly going to come back on back, simon? yes, everyone is super keen to see president macron. there is a big romance going on between emmanuel macron and some of the bank chiefs. and on the point of the reality prospect of a trade war with china, global trade has picked up very aggressively in the last year. so even a threat of a falling out between the us and china hasn't stopped the engines of trade firing
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oi'i stopped the engines of trade firing on all cylinders. thank you very much. nothing would make president trump happier that he has put the champagne cork back in the bottle in davos and bursts of the celebratory balloon that is invading that town. the tarrifs the president has imposed are the most significant measures he has taken since withdrawing from the trans pacific partnership. there will be a futher decision taken in the coming weeks with regards to steel and aluminium. on washing machines, the us international trade commission found local manufactures were being hurt by imports, many of them from south korea. so there will be a minimum 20% tarrif slapped on imported machines. the itc found that chinese solar panel manufacturers were getting government subsidies and undercutting american competitors. initially there will a 30% tarrif imposed on solar cells and components. although 11 million panels will still be allowed into america tarrif free each year. in the last few minutes the president has been talking about
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these tariffs. let's see what he has had to say. we are bringing business back to the united states after many years, many decades. that is why the stock market is reacting the way it is. thank you all very much, very proud. thank you. the chinese have responded and that those puts a strain on the relationship with south korea and the president needs south korea when he's dealing with north korea. but the whole trip to davos is interesting. he likes the fact he's going there to ruffle feathers, he is the ultimate disruptor and wants to go to this global environment and preach protectionism and nationalism and poke them in the eye. and that is what his supporters here want to see him doing as well. putting america first. there will be a lot of people in america who are saying,
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washing machine companies and solar panel manufacturers, taking state subsidies and manufacturing with cheap labour, exporting into our country and taking away american jobs. that is why they voted in donald trump. let's see what happens when those consumer prices go up and there is a slowdown in the economy because of any trade war. that could because of any trade war. that could bea because of any trade war. that could be a problem for the american economy. mr trump can go to davos because the us government is back up and running. mrtrump is blaming democrats for the shutdown and suggesting a future deal to protect the children of undocumented migrants is by no means sure. "nobody knows for sure that the republicans and democrats will be able to reach a deal on daca by february eight, but everyone will be trying, with a big additional focus put on military strength and border security. the dems have just learned that a shutdown is not the answer!" a political ploy by democrats that backfired is how it was described by spokesperson for the republican national committee, kayleigh mcena ny. she's the author of the book,
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‘the new american revolution' and joins us now from washington. thank you for coming on. the people you spoke to when you were researching your book, what would they make of this shindig in davos? i think they would love it. i sat side of two factory workers who lost their job. side of two factory workers who lost theirjob. donald side of two factory workers who lost their job. donald trump side of two factory workers who lost theirjob. donald trump brought back those jobs before he became president trump but they were frustrated. they felt they were left behind by government. one voted for bernie sanders and the other one voted for donald trump. but they like this protectionism, and at the time bernie sanders. let me ask you about the shutdown and the whole issue of immigration. the president clearly claiming victory over this one, the republicans happy with the way it went and they have seen it as a victory for them as well. the
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broader issue, these young people brought into america, the dreamers, by their parents. there is overwhelming support for doing something to help them stay in the country legally and overwhelmingly, people do not want to see them deported. how does that match with the protectionist, nationalists, anti—immigration message we keep hearing from the people who voted for donald trump in the election campaign? it is not so much anti—immigration but pro—american worker. that is one of the misnomers of this populist movement which has been mischaracterised as this angry, populist nationalists. but it is putting the american worker first, moving to an merit—based system where immigrants coming in will fill voids in the market and not take jobs from those who need them, from a lot of these factory workers. but when you look at immigration, there is wide support for these daca recipients, 62% of republicans want to see a permanent fix for them. so
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does the president, but according to a poll yesterday, 79% one border security as well. it has got to be give and take. the democrats have taken and president trump has been given on daca. the there will be people in davos who said they will play host to this president because he won't be there forever, but where does the revolution go? does it start and end with donald trump? i think it continues. we have seen on the paris climate accord, a lot of pressure, even within donald trump's own government not to withdraw from that agreement. there are factions within his own administration that said yes, the other said no. he's stayed true to his promise. if the economy keeps going, which is great in america, if the economy is going
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the way it is and those promises become material action, the way it is and those promises become materialaction, it the way it is and those promises become material action, it continues for a long time to come. kayliegh, let me pick up on the point, the historic unemployment, you write in your book, i found americans played by the greatest issues of our time. if things are going so well, what is it causing them so disquiet? is it social issues and not economic issues? the disquiet was during eight years of president obama. even before that, factory workers have been neglected by both parties for a long time. the disquiet was the latter end of the obama administration. and with terrorism and the attacks we have seen across the country and across europe as well, with factoryjobs going overseas, regulations, owners where you cannot even do yourjob without
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ad hearing to five or six different new codes that were put in place. the disquiet, i think a lot of it has been addressed. in a year we have seen a lot of change, but there isa have seen a lot of change, but there is a lot more that needs to be addressed. veterans, we had a problem in our country with veterans dying on waiting lists for care. it is a big problem, but we are seeing a turnaround already. thank you very much. the book is called the new american revolution. this issue of whether democrats and republicans can get along, don't expect this to last very long, because chuck schumer, the leader of the democrats in the senate has said, you know that money i was going to give you for building the wall, i am taking it off the table. we could end up back where we were at a time of a lot of acrimony. right where we were. yes. for the first time a member of donald trump's cabinet has been interviewed in the russia investigation. us attorney generaljeff sessions
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has been questioned as part of the fbi probe into possible russia meddling in the 2016 presidential election. that's according to the new york times, which cites a justice department spokeswoman. we don't know what special counsel robert mueller asked mr sessions but we do know the attorney general held several meetings during the campaign with the russian ambassador to washington. it's because he failed to disclose those meetings that he had to recuse himself from the whole probe into whether the trump campaign colluded with moscow to get trump elected. let's get the thoughts of our north america editorjon sopel. he joins us again from washington. what words special counsel robert muller want to askjeff sessions on theissue muller want to askjeff sessions on the issue of obstructing justice, which seems to be the issue that he's really focusing on? just to rewind a bit, the justice department has confirmed that interview took place, so it is notjust the new york times saying there was a meeting betweenjeff york times saying there was a meeting between jeff sessions and the special counsel's office, the
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justice department has confirmed it took place last week and it lasted several hours. i think what they would want to know is what were the circumstances that led up to the firing ofjames circumstances that led up to the firing of james comey. circumstances that led up to the firing ofjames comey. you will rememberat the time firing ofjames comey. you will remember at the time when that came out, there was a statement by the white house and it was to do with james komi performance as fbi director and the way he investigated hillary clinton and her e—mails. then it was the russian think that led to his firing and then the day after, donald trump was hosting the russian foreign minister at the white house and some of the details of that meeting also leaked, where donald trump having talked about relieving the pressure on him. what i think robert muller will want to know, was there a clear causal relationship? was james komi know, was there a clear causal relationship? wasjames komi fired because of russia and if that was
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the case, was there and obstruction ofjustice. if there is an obstruction ofjustice ofjustice. if there is an obstruction of justice and ofjustice. if there is an obstruction ofjustice and an attempt to obstruct justice, well then that is one of the crimes are misdemeanours that could lead to impeachment. but that is clearly the direction in which robert muller is travelling and having interviewed a lot of relatively junior travelling and having interviewed a lot of relativelyjunior people, it is now getting a lot closer to donald trump. 0k, jon sopel, thank you very much forjoining us. a quick look at other news around the world. on the fourth day of its afrin offensive, turkish troops been targeting kurdish positions in northern syria with air and artillery fire. turkish media reports ground troops pushing several kilometres into the enclave. kurdish leaders in afrin have urged civilians to fight against the turkish army, with the local administration saying it was to announce a general mobilisation. french president emmanuel macron is to visit the white house in late
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april, says a senior us administration official. this will be the first visit to the white house by a head of state and will include the first state dinner hosted by trump and his wife, melania. donald trump was welcomed by mr macron in paris injuly last year, where hejoined the bastille day celebrations. he has played this quite well, managing to get himself that big state visit, state dinner, the kind of thing lots of global leaders would like. unusual donald trump hasn't had one already. he manages to do it without being labelled a poodle back home in france, how did he do that? he bosses the relationship. this handshake that went on for ever on bastille day and the one when they first met, that goes down well with the french public. you are bound to compare that with theresa may, who has been
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accused in the press of being the lapdog of president trump. she is in a weaker position because she needs the trade deal. whatever she did, the trade deal. whatever she did, the feeling here, she is playing undue attention to donald trump and she shouldn't be, given his behaviour. that doesn't seem to play in the united states. the one question i have, can theresa may get a state visit question why he is the president and the head of state in france, what about theresa may? she can have a steak dinner because david cameron had a steak dinner when he was prime minister. i was lucky enough to get an invitation to it, so she can have a steak dinner with all the trappings, you get to stay in blair house and i guess technically, the state visit would be for the queen. but david cameron got a pretty good turnout when he came. there we are, the special relationship that is macron and
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trump at the moment. people on twitter saying we should be inviting trouble here. we are being outdone by the french. anyway, we will move on. there is always that rivalry! it is awards season in lala land and today we found out who is in the running for an oscar this year. the american fantasy romance, the shape of water, swept the board with 13 nominations, including for best picture and best director. and oscars history was made today with the first nomination for a female cinematographer, it's only taken almost 90 years! guillermo del toro's amphibian fantasy love story the shape of water leads the way with 13 oscar nominations, including best picture. a category which also sees the critically acclaimed dark comedy thriller three billboards outside ebbing, missouri nominated. i want to go where culture is. as well as the coming—of—age drama lady bird. good to see another brother around here. also short listed is
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the horror mystery get out. and a couple of british world war ii films, christopher nolan's dunkirk... when will the lesson be learned? and darkest hour, which sees mr churchill struggling in his early days as britain's wartime prime minister. several of the scenes in darkest hour were shot in a replica of this place, the churchill war rooms in westminster, where i am joined by the editor in chief of the film magazine empire. terri, welcome. thank you. we're going to go through the runners and riders, starting with best film. will darkest hour win? i don't think it will. i think it will go to the shape of water, guillermo del toro's fantasy monster epic. actually, the film i think should win is get out. which has a british rising star, daniel kaluuya, in the lead role. he gets a best actor nomination. along with daniel day lewis for phantom thread...
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timothee chalamet for call me by your name... and gary oldman for darkest hour. quite a list for best actor, quite a lot of stories. will daniel day—lewis win yet another oscar in what might be his last film? will gary oldman win for churchill for darkest hour in the cabinet war rooms? or will it be somebody else? i think it is gary oldman's year. how he has never won an oscar is beyond me and darkest hourfeels like his finest moment. the best actress category will be really competitive. so who will win — sally hawkins for the shape of water? or frances mcdormand for three billboards outside ebbing, missouri? maybe margot robbie for i, tonya. or saoirse ronan for lady bird. or even perhaps meryl streep for the post. that's a great list. are you going to say we're going to get another british win for sally hawkins,
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or maybe meryl streep? no way, this year it's all about frances mcdormand in three billboards outside ebbing, missouri, one of the great dramatic performances of the year. i suspect she is right. we will find out on the 11th of march, when the oscars are awarded. will gompertz, bbc news. loads of good movies. have you seen the post? no, i haven't. it is your weekend viewing. i did see dunkirk, that was the last time i went to the cinema. it was scary, a lot of people drowned. as if the hawaii false missile alert incident wasn't embarrassing enough already, hawaii's governor has now admitted that he took 15 minutes longer to tweet a reassurance because he had forgotten his twitter password. heap didn't know his password for twitter? i think the watchword for
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this is confidence. when you are facing a nuclear attack, you don't look for the governor's tweet. you look for the governor's tweet. you look for the governor's tweet. you look for cover. it is ridiculous it would make any difference to the mass panic across hawaii as everybody scuttles further tunnels of the... do we everybody scuttles further tunnels of the. .. do we know what the password was? i don't know, what was it? i don't know, i am guessing. it was rocket man or it was kim jung—un. this is beyond 100 days from the bbc. coming up for viewers on the bbc news channel and bbc world news — can angela merkel work her magic to form a coalition after four months with no government? and after more than a hundred women testify against larry nasser usa gymnastics is accused of turning a blind eye to his sexual abuse. that's still to come. that is storm georgina howell tinley
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atlantic. it doesn't look very much but in the intervening hours and we will see the isobars dropping in and that means the wind is strengthening all the while. n'gales will be widespread across western parts of the british isles and to the course of the night we'll see the centre closing into the north west of scotland. not a cold night but watch out first thing on wednesday if you are commuting. the wind will be very noticeable indeed and there will be heavy rain around as a weather front slumps across the whole of england and wales. closer to the centre,
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this is where we have got a combination of very strong winds and also some rain as well. gradually pushing its way into the northern isles, perhaps the western portion coming back into the mainland of western scotland. further south, there will be a lull in proceedings until we get back into the frontal zone with a lot of rain and some of it heavy, particularly across the high ground of northern england, wales and into the south—west. may have a dry start, but that won't last because the weather front will eventually come over all areas across east anglia and the south east. following meehan, brighter skies. still windy, a peppering of showers closer to the centre across northern and western parts of scotland. getting into northern ireland as well. temperatures dipping to single figures after an mild day through tuesday. as we moved to the night and on into thursday, we will find a raft of
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showers rattling around a new centre of low pressure close to scotland and that will push the showers into the greater part of southern scotland, england and wales. a somewhat quieter day on friday. light winds for the most part, scattering of showers and a lot of dry weather to. this is beyond 100 days with me katty kay in washington and christian fraser's in london. our top stories: the us slaps steep tariffs on washing machines and solar panels from asia. american consumers will see higher prices. the special council investigating russian meddling in the us election has interviewed one of the highest—ranking government figures, attorney—generaljeff sessions. coming up in the next half hour: as more women come forward to share their testimony, usa gymnastics is accused of ignoring the abuse carried out by former team doctor larry nassar. in antarctic waters, rare ecosystems have been found — but now the race is on to make sure they don't disappear. just look at it, it's absolutely
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beautiful. no one can deny that this region needs protecting, but what is the best we could do it? let us know your thoughts by using the hashtag #beyond100days. it is nearly four months since the german election and still no ruling coalition. chancellor angela merkel is currently in talks with the socialists the spd, trying to find a compromise between left and right in order to form a new government. the sdp is reluctant to get into bed with angela merkel‘s cdu party because the far—right would suddenly be the official opposition. only today, the afd were reported to have won the right to chair the powerful parliamentary budget committee — another illustration of the growing influence they have. earlier today, i talked to the cdu mep david mcallister, a close ally of mrs merkel and himself involved in the coalition talks. these times are challenging and i
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would have liked to have seen a so—called jamaica coalition be successful with our party, the liberals and the greens but it wasn't possible. and now we will continue, hopefully, the grand coalition and we need a stable government in germany, not only for national reasons but also because we have two is our responsibility for the future of element of the european union. afd will then be the official opposition and i regret that they got such a good result at the national elections but we will treat the afd according to the rules but we will also make sure that the german parliament will never be a platform for racism and extreme nationalism again. weird as the sleeve angela merkel? —— where does this leave angela merkel? is she wea k this leave angela merkel? is she weak in the eyes of the german voters ? weak in the eyes of the german voters? she's a strong and well—respected chancellor, leader of
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my political party. she won for the fourth time in a row in a national election which is something quite unique. we had experienced with grand coalitions in germany, from 2005 until 2009 and until 2013 and 22 larger parties in germany co—operated, we do see good results for the people on the economy —— when the two larger parties cooperate. emmanuel macron has been setting out reform is he taking the shine away from angela merkel? no, i think it is good we have a french president who is engaged in european politics. he is pro—european and it was politics. he is pro—european and it éiw'ffiififfff politics. he is pro—european and it was 2??? iégi’r’wrrirfiiwiii politics. he is pro—european and it was 222: if: he 77777777777
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french s ’ ifir‘f‘ " issues and then it is easier to convince others. we need only form of the eurozone. we had to make the eurozone more strong to make our currency stable but we have to discuss the details not only with the french but also with the other partners in the eurozone and we also agree that europe should be bigger and bigger things and smaller and smaller things. i want the european union to concentrate on the major issues which can be dealt better at european level than on a national or regional level but this means that the european union will also have that respect, the principle of subsidiarity and proportionality better than perhaps has in the last yea rs. better than perhaps has in the last years. use it on the committee for
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european issues. is it true that european issues. is it true that europe is trying to push it towards a soft brexit? like many other europeans, i deeply regret what happened at the british referendum in 2016 but we have to accept the will of the british people and the british government to lead the european union and now it is about getting this brexit done in an orderly manner. it's up to the uk to decide what kind of future relationship they want. i think there are many good arguments to have a relationship which is as close as possible to the single market but it's up to the house of commons to decide. we will accept any british decision but what we're in is to get this done in an orderly fashion and whatever happens, the uk will remain an important neighbour and trading partner and nato ally for continental europe. strange times, afd as the official
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opposition but i agree, they felt it uncomfortable that they were leading in europe, they want the balance of the french and german side for historic reasons, they don't want to bea historic reasons, they don't want to be a country that is leading the rest. manchester united have held onto their position as the richest football club in the world. according a list compiled by deloitte, the team generated £581 million last season, coming ahead of real madrid by nearly £2 million. it marks the tenth time manchester united have been top of the league. the united nations says the blue flag and helmets no longer offer safely to its peacekeeping troops. it says they should be prepared to ta ke it says they should be prepared to take the offensive to eliminate threats. almost 200 peacekeepers we re threats. almost 200 peacekeepers were killed in the past five years. missions in africa and amongst the
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most dangerous. the funeral of cranberries singer dolores o'riordan has taken place in county limerick. around 200 people attended the traditional, religious service held in her childhood home in the heart of the irish countryside. some irish radio stations simultaneously played the band's 1996 hit when you're gone at midday, in memory of ms o'riordan, who died suddenly in london last week, aged 46. neil diamond is to retire from performing after being diagnosed with parkinson's disease. the singer, who turns 77 tomorrow, said he'd made the decision "with great reluctance and disappointment". for the past week, more than 100 young women have gone to a court in michigan and told heart—wrenching stories of sexual abuse. several of the girls were members of the us olympic gymnastics team. the molester was the team's doctor.
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larry nassar sat in court day after day listening as one victim after another took the stand and told their stories. they confronted him from just a few metres away. mr nassar has been accused by 180 women, many of them underage. he has admitted ten criminal counts and could face life in prison. here are just a couple of the many who gave testimony today. the first is just 16—year—old. the second is the mother of an under—aged victim. i was violated by larry nassar hundreds of times between the ages of ten and 1a. the amount of physical, mental and emotional trauma this man has forced upon me is immeasurable. what he did to me and so many others is disgusting. he took advantage of not only me as a little girl but of my parents, friends and many others just like me. i trusted friends and many others just like me. itrusted him friends and many others just like me. i trusted him to take care of me. i trusted him to take care of me. my parents trusted him. and he used me as a toy for his own pleasure. larry nassar destroyed my childhood and shattered any positive
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experiences i had had in the gymnastics world. i willingly took my most precious gift in this world to you and you heard her —— hurt her, physically, me ntally heard her —— hurt her, physically, mentally and emotionally and she was only eight. i will never get rid of the guilt that i have about this experience. this has been hard to listen to. our correspondent is with us now. the bbc‘s rajini vaidyanathan has been following the case for us in lansing michigan and we can cross to her now. it's extraordinary what people have been saying about sexual abuse but through the voices of those who were young children. the one thing that i've been struck by and i have been here for a week so i sat in the courtroom as many of these emotional testimonies have been shared, is the
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fa ct testimonies have been shared, is the fact that it is so rare for a young woman, a survivor of sexual abuse, to stand in court in the first place and relive their ordeal, let alone standing in court only a few meters away from your abuser. they have shown incredible courage and bravery as woman after woman is taking to the stand in the courtroom and come forward and spoken. when it started last tuesday when i was first year, it was something 80 women who said they wanted to share their statements. some are still anonymous, but as we've seen there, many are now waving their anonymity. the number is now around 158 to every morning when we come to court, more women say they now want to share their story, so there is a real sense of collective empowerment, the idea that as more women feel they can now speak out because they are not alone and what
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iam because they are not alone and what i am struck by is that most of these junk women who larry nassar targeted we re junk women who larry nassar targeted were young gymnasts and the stories are very were young gymnasts and the stories are very painfully similar. he would treat them for back pain or injury related to their sport and instead of giving them medical treatment, he was sexually abused them. —— ewood sexually abuse them. what i have heard repeatedly is notjust criticism of the doctor, but of the committee and organisation. where we re committee and organisation. where were they? there is anger about the absence of the authorities. absolutely. there are two things going on here. many of these women wa nt to going on here. many of these women want to make sure that larry nassar is served justice but there is also theissue is served justice but there is also the issue of accountability, he didn't operate on his own, he worked ina gym didn't operate on his own, he worked in a gym that was run by usa gymnastics. he also treated so many
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state—level gymnasts saw aspiring gymnasts all the way up to decorated olympian ‘s and many of these women are blaming the people around for enabling this to happen. we have seen enabling this to happen. we have seen gold medal winning olympians talk about this as well like ali raisman who testified here last week. pointing the finger at usc gymnastics and the head was here last year —— usc gymnastics. she has not been seen since. officials were larry nassar worked have been the source larry nassar worked have been the source of criticism as well and the president of msu was here and she has not been seen since. usa gymnastics had a clear that the top, three members of the executive board resigned but many of the young woman i've spoken to say that is not
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enough. this is about an entire culture and the winner gymnastics works. these girls were very young and vulnerable when they entered the sport and it allowed people around them to abuse them but is physically late women who have accused larry nassar but also emotionally —— not just physically like the women who have accused larry nassar but also emotionally. it is so heartbreaking how many of them say it is notjust the abuse itself, is the years that you live with the impact it has on you, how it makes you feel guilty and weak and traumatises you and impact your relationships and they're having their moments in court. this is part of his bargain? this is part of his bargain and his plea with the judges that he couldn't take hearing it any more on
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thejudge turned couldn't take hearing it any more on the judge turned around and said, too bad. the world economic forum, which is taking place in davos, doesn't just attract political leaders and businessmen. some very high profile singers and actors have also swept into the alpine town. the australian actor cate blanchett is one of them. she's been speaking about her work as a un human rights goodwill ambassador and the issue of refugees. we try to teach our children to be compassionate, to be tolerant, to accept diversity, to share, yet all of the structures that are around are not doing the same thing so it is quite a schizophrenic world that they are living in and i want to be on the compassionate path. that is far more opportunity. when you diversify your workforce and a population in australia, i can think what would have happened if we hadn't had those waves of refugees coming. our country would have been quarter as interesting as it was today —— as it is today. there are
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so many benefits to being welcoming and it is entrenched, lazy, short—term thinking and i certainly don't know when turning back innocent people have got into a boat became an election winning proposition, i don't understand how that happened. some people will have sympathy but some say she is looking at it too simplistically. half of those who come from libya are not refugees but economic migrants and in five days last year, italy took 11,000 people in at a time in northern borders were closing and hungary and poland didn't want to ta ke hungary and poland didn't want to take their quarter so there isn't solidarity in europe which is why boards are being turned around, that's part of the problem —— boats. u nless that's part of the problem —— boats. unless you start spreading the wealth and investing in countries where economic migrants coming from, then you will start to see these waves. that's what we got to tackle. it is one thing for cate blanchett
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to say this but the other thing is the political reality, we are living ina the political reality, we are living in a moment when people are sceptical about opening barriers and borders and inviting in lots of refugees and policymakers in europe and in australia as well are struggling with how to deal with that. still to come: we will look at whether that is something afoot in the pacific ring of fire. theresa may has called for discussions about future nhs funding to remain private after borisjohnson publicly called for more money after brexit. our political editor, laura kuenssberg, reports from westminster. long waits. long days. another glimpse of the pressure that the university of north tees hospital.
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we need more beds in the hospital. we need more beds in the hospital. we need more beds in the hospital. we need more beds for them to go to. number ten nose hospitals, patients and the public looks to them for a nswe rs. and the public looks to them for a nswe rs . h owever and the public looks to them for a nswe rs. however u nwelcome and the public looks to them for answers. however unwelcome the visitors making demands really are. he called for more cash at cabinet for the health service, making public before what he plans to raise in private. the prime minister and others, unimpressed. inside, boris johnson was told off for making it known he would be making such a call. no word after either way from him. the other ministers didn't quite manage to hide their annoyance at what he had done. you know as well as i do, you can't go discussing cabinet. the foreign secretary has been discussing cabinet! you are frustrated that not enough is being done. we got record
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funding going into the nhs and extra money for winter pressures, we got a good story to tell. the health secretary was hurried into a waiting car. he was not surprisingly sympathetic to the idea of more taxpayers money. this has stirred up a lot of fuss but don't expect the foreign secretary's announcements to make much difference soon but it's different for number ten, not because he is a loud voice doesn't a lwa ys because he is a loud voice doesn't always toe the line, notjust because there are genuine concerns about how health services coping, but because there is an anxiety amongst tory mps that number ten is short of ideas and short on ambition, too. a key scientific research mission to the depths of antarctic waters has revealed unique ecosystems so rare that scientists say they deserve special protection. campaigners hope this will help build the case for the creation of the world's largest wildlife sanctuary. the proposal would ban all fishing in a large part of the weddell sea and around the antarctic peninsula. our environment correspondent claire
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marshall travelled to the area on board a greenpeace ship and sent this exclusive report antarctica, the most remote continent in the world, encased in glaciers thousands of feet thick. it's still largely unexplored and we know even less about the icy seas that bring it. now, machines are making it possible for us to catch a glimpse. a mini—submarine is taking marine biologist, dr susan lockha rt, down into the antarctic deep. above is a land of frigid ice, below is a thriving mass of life. that's really pretty. no light penetrates this deep. plants can't grow, these are all animals. then it was my turn to go
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down with pilot, john. we dropped much deeper. more than 1,000 feet down we find a wall of life. sponges and corals, sea stars, feather stars, all thriving in complete darkness. a robot arm captures samples. some of these species have never been filmed before. they're threatened by an increase in fishing in the region. too soon, we have to leave. there is a storm apparently brewing on the surface so the ship have asked us to come up. 22, do you have a visual, over? we surface very close to some icebergs. we might have to nudge some ice out a way as well. that will be a massive chunk of ice. that will be a massive chunk of ice
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hitting our little sub. at last, the diver gets a hook on our sub. but then the crane breaks and we're stranded for an hour. it feels good to finally be down. that's nice. yeah, yeah. we gathered evidence of a unique ecosystem that deserves protection. it's really exciting, really dense sea bed full of life and huge diversity. and also, organisms living together, creating a 3—d structure. so more organisms can move and they can be very vulnerable to disturbance and they need special protection. no one could deny this region needs protecting, but what is the best way to do it? is a line on a map going
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to make much difference, and who is going to police anything out here? the proposal to protect all these creatures and their world will be heard by the antarctic nations in october. claire marshall, bbc news, the antarctic peninsula. a powerful earthquake in the gulf of alaska this morning, which hit 175 miles southeast of the town of kodiak, prompted warnings of a possible tsunami down the west coast of canada and the united states. those warnings have now been lifted but a lower—level advisory remains effect for south alaska. as well as the quake off the coast of alaska, seismic activity has been recorded in indonesia, the philippines and japan. i'm joined by professor tiziana rossetto from university college london. we are much better acquainted with
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tsunamis nowadays. now we know a thing as an earthquake, there is a tsunami threat and looking at alaska today, everybody immediately moved today, everybody immediately moved to higher ground. ds, unfortunately because of the disasters, we know a lot more about what to do in the event of a tsunami —— yes. it was an extremely positive response, the evacuation happening in alaska today. talking about the pacific ring of fire, the eruptions in the volcano in japan, highly linked? they're all attached to the same sort of mechanism, the fact that you have the oceanic plate, the tectonic plates moving underneath the crust plates moving underneath the crust plates in japan or plates moving underneath the crust plates injapan or in the northern usa and what they're doing, the crust is being destroyed and saw the seismically active —— so they are
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very seismically active. but they are not interconnected as such although there is no proof that seismic activity in one area will trigger it in another.” seismic activity in one area will trigger it in another. i woke up this morning and saw these extraordinary graphs of how they would be three foot tsunamis and 12 tsunamis all along the west coast of the united states and everybody was very the united states and everybody was very nervous and the united states and everybody was very nervous and then it disappeared, what happened ?m very nervous and then it disappeared, what happened? it takes time to understand what the mechanism of the earthquake is after it has been triggered. it is a monitoring process and more information comes in and saw the updates on what is actually happening. unless the cinema displaces the ocean birds, causes a lift, there will not be a sin army —— tsunami. in this case, it was two parts of the crust moving side by side, quite a rare event in this area which is more associated with
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subduction and so it didn't create a sin army that could have been triggered but it is better to be cautious in those circumstances than not. thank you very much for coming before we go, news coming in, robert miller interviewed jeff sessions the attorney general, it is emerging he interviewed the former fbi director james qaumi last year about the memos he had written about the interactions with the president —— james comey. it is not surprising he would want to interview james comey about why he was fired, especially because he was a note keeper contemporaneously. he kept notes about his meetings with the president and around the president, verbatim accounts on most of what took place in the meetings to that is definitely something that mother would have wanted to look at but
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that news is just coming in would have wanted to look at but that news isjust coming in now —— muller would have wanted to look at. we'll be back at the same time tomorrow. bye—bye. after quite started a week, the weather will take something of a dramatic storm... turn now that stormed regina has been named by the irish weather service. gusts of wind across scotland could reach 80 miles an hourand so across scotland could reach 80 miles an hour and so destruction should be expected more widely. we take a look at the satellite and see this mass of cloud in the heart of the atlantic. that is georgina. in the intervening hours, but now and the first part of wednesday, the isobars are dropping and that means in practical terms that the wind is strengthening all the while, gilles
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will be widespread across western pa rt will be widespread across western part of the british isles and through the course of the night we will see it closing into the northwest of scotland, not a cold night but do watch out first thing on wednesday if you're commuting. the wind will be very noticeable indeed and they will be some heavy rain asa indeed and they will be some heavy rain as a weather front moves slowly but surely towards the whole of england and wales but much closer to the centre, this is were we got the combination of some very strong winds and some rain, gradually pushing its way up into the northern isles, perhaps the western portion coming back into mainland scotland and then further south, they will be something of a lull in proceedings until we get back to the frontal zone here with an awful lot of rain, some of the quite heavy, particularly across northern england and wales and into the murders of the southwest and gusty conditions as well. we may well have a drier starter ahead that would last because the weather front eventually
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will come over all the areas across east anglia and the southeast. following on behind, brighter skies, still windy, a peppering of showers, the heaviest perhaps closer the centre, northern and western parts of scotla nd centre, northern and western parts of scotland and northern ireland getting heavy showers, too. temperatures dipped to single figures after a mild day on tuesday. through the night into thursday, showers rattling around and you centre of low pressure close to scotla nd centre of low pressure close to scotland which will push showers across the larger part of southern scotland, england and wales. a quieter day on friday, light winds with the most part —— for the most pa rt with the most part —— for the most part and with the most part —— for the most partand a with the most part —— for the most part and a lot of dry weather to. this is bbc news. i'm matthew price. the headlines at 8.00pm: boris johnson is rebuked by the prime minister and senior ministers for calling for the nhs to be given extra money ahead of this morning's cabinet meeting. er, mrjohnson is the foreign secretary. i gave the health secretary an extra £6 billion at the recent budget and we will look at departmental
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allocations again at the spending dating from 1997. a court hears that a man accused of the finsbury park mosque attack received a message on social media from a far—right leader. investigators looking onto alleged russian meddling in the us election question attorney—general jeff sessions. the nominations for the 90th academy awards are out, with ‘the shape of water‘ leading the field. the fantasy romance starring british actress sally hawkins
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