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hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. venezuela's self—declared interim presidentjuan guaido says his family has been threatened by police visiting his home looking for his wife. britain's foreign secretary, jeremy hunt says brexit could be delayed. if we ended up approving a deal in the days before the 29th of march, then we might need some extra time to pass critical legislation. with just two months, until britain is due to leave the eu — how ready is either side, for the possibility, of a no—deal brexit, with fears of empty shelves in supermarkets. at least eight people have died in the us midwest after the coldest spell there in decades sees temperatures fall as low as minus 30 degrees celsuis. and we'll also be looking at why saudi arabia has ended its anti—corruption campaign after detaining hundreds of princes and billionaires.
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venezuela's opposition leader says police visited his home and intimidated his wife and child whilehe was at a rally. while he was at a rally. juan guaido spoke earlier. translation: members of the police special action force approached with two motorcycles at first, and then a white van without identification. they approached the guardhouse to ask about fabiona, our family, they were looking for information. they were looking for information.
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the goal is evident. the goal is very evident. it's evident they did not achieve that goal. they will not be able to break the venezuelan family. the special action force is a police unit that's loyal to president maduro. so for the moment is the venezuelan military. but this is a new york times editorial byjuan guaido where he calls the maduro presidency illegal and says... that withdrawal of support hasn't happened yet. here's bbc world service americas editor candace piette with more. he says that he now has his secret police outside of his house,
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and that he denounced that kind of behaviour. he says though that there is a change, this time, the opposition stand together which they have not done in the past. he is calling for that solidarity amongst all of the different parties to continue so that he can build on his plan venezuela, which he announced today. in terms of the protest, how do we judge their scale? there have been antigovernment protest for some time there, he called for everybody to turn out. did they to such a degree you thought, my goodness, this will apply extraordinary pressure to nicholas maduro? he is trying to keep people on the streets on a daily basis. yesterday, we saw relatively moderate demonstrations but then he had said keep it to the pavement, don't cut off any streets, keep yourself safe, come out in small groups across the country and that is exactly what he said and the opposition
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set over 5000 points were established across cities were established across cities yesterday. which he says is quite considerable. what is more likely to create more pressure is closing off of cities and slowing down the way venezuela works and he is planning and says there will be a larger protest on saturday but this is only one part of the tool of kit that he needs to change things. the essential one is the support of the military. at the moment the top brass are still very much on mr maduro‘s side, they despise the opposition and think they are disorganised and incompetent. can we talk about the military and the police as one coherent entity? different parts of the security force is doing different things. but the military have been placed very much at the centre of the maduro government since the death of hugo chavez. so they now, over two thirds of the cabinet our military men.
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they run everything. they run arms procurement, the oil industry most crucially, food distribution. so you cannot really do anything in venezuela without the military now. whenjuan guaido declared himself interim president earlier this month, he was immediately recognised by the us. this campaign of support has continued. on monday, america's national security advisorjohn bolton announced new sanctions against venezuela's state oil company. those are the latest of a raft of sanctions the us has imposed on maduro‘s government, in fact there's a list of them on the state department website. and when mr bolton announced the new sanctions on monday, one photgrapher snapped this, his note pad, on which is written 5,000 troops to colombia, a country that borders venezuela. and today he tweeted... the americans are fully investing in
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what is happening there. let's try to understand why. barabara plett usher in washington. we heard john bolton earlier this week using words like undemocratic, immoral, corrupt to talk about venezuela. but i could use of additive to talk about quite a few allies of america. why are they focused on the venezuela? allies of america. why are they focused on t out, nezuela? allies of america. why are they focused (about t, nezuela? allies of america. why are they focused (ab the, i moslal allies of america. why are they focused (ab the limit )slal allies of america. why are they focused (ab the limit at al spoken only the’limit at’aboutthreis spoken only the’limit ot’o'oootthroo iran, spoken only the’limit et’e'oootthree iran, venezuela and cuba. countries, iran, venezuela and cuba. what hat trick the outrage here? i think you can look perhaps this is rooted in his desire to reverse
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president 0bama's policies on cuba. we know he ask for advice on how to do that and he told if you press maduro and venezuela that will also hit the cuban ridging because venezuela very much supports cuba. you also have quite hardlines advisers around him like mr bolton who have a tough line on venezuela andi who have a tough line on venezuela and i cuba. that is coming through. also heavily influenced by venezuelan exiles and cuban—americans in florida which is a swing state he had the senator there playing a really strong role in pushing for a tougher line but i have to say whatever the reason for this position, very broadly supported here because the us foreign policy establishment see this is a unique opportunity for change of venezuela at a time they see it becoming a regional security threat because of the economic collapse. foreign policy establishment is behind this interesting, but what mr trump has said previously about not getting involved in the internal politics about the countries, doesn't feel so
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in sync. no. exactly. that is why these questions are being asked in well that he meant well one wonders what he's being so selective about this case and i mentioned the other factors, and the administration invoices he is hearing, but again this is also a confluence of events thatis this is also a confluence of events that is pushing the administration. you have the economic collapse like we haven't seen before, countries in the region before resisted speaking out against maduro now willing to do so out against maduro now willing to do so especially the countries in brazil and colombia on the border. crucial to have their support and also the opposition united behind this one opposition leader so that offers an alternative. there may have been various reasons why mr trump and is a ministration would wa nt to trump and is a ministration would want to move against venezuela but the reason they are doing so now is because of these factors and that is something that is broadly supported. when other elements of the story to
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talk about. nicholas maduro does have some countries lighting up right aside. two in particular are very significant. china and russia. a report from bloomberg says the russian energy company spent $7 billion in venezuela, largely through loans, but it believes will be repaid in future by deliveries of crude oil. also this report from the daily telegraph which says that a plane was sent to caracas on monday, the same day as the us sanctions, to collect 20 tonnes of gold from the venezuela national bank and fly into moscow. which is say the russians denied that but there is a broader point here is that it feels like this tension between russia and the united states is now manifesting itself in so many different places in the world. yes. we ask that question to 0nenote mr guaido a new representatives here and what this relationship and influence in china and russia and he said china is business and they let a lot of money
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to venezuela on the condition that venezuela is my chinese product was not with russia, economic, $7 million, the total investment is 25 billion in various sectors. they wa nt to billion in various sectors. they want to have a payback for that. he said for them it is more than that it is geopolitical and establishing a strong ally in the western hemisphere which is on the united states doorstep. in that sense, there is a new element of tension between us and russia and given the battle over mr maduro and his taking on the trappings of the cold war. thank you. we want to explore the broader context of what is happening in venezuela and barbara was the perfect bulimic perfect person to turn to. —— make perfect person to turn to. —— make perfect person to turn to. maduro fights to control venezuela, the world's larges oil reserves, and accuses guaido of staging a us—directed coup against him. the polar vortex in the us has killed at least eight people. there are states of emergency in wisconsin, michigan and illinois and further south in alabama and mississippi. we've seen some of lowest temperature in a generation.
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in chicago it reached —30c. in north dakota —37c. and at international falls in minnesota, an incomprehensible —40c. everyone's been doing this. here's a dad in wisconsin showing his son what happens when you throw boiling water into the air. this is batavia new york. the cold has pushed into the north east of the us. as you'd expect, this has meant a lot of trouble on the roads. just over the border in canada, parts of niagara falls have frozen solid. and here are some aerials of a lake michigan on chicago's shoreline — totally frozen. well some brave souls are still out reporting on this big freeze. here's demarco morgan from cbs news with more. according to the national weather
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service if you are out here for just ten minutes, you can get frostbite and we talked to a number of people who have basically been impacted, they are not going anywhere, a lot of people are heeding to the warnings and staying inside because the frostbite count is down from back in 2014 when there were close to 200 people who suffer from frostbite. everything here has been impacted, when you talk about school closures, talk about air travel as well and also utility companies. they are asking people to sort of dial back on using natural gas in their home on the coldest days of perhaps of the year, so it is having a huge impact on people, this is extremely dangerous and it has proved to be deadly. stay with us on 0utside source — still to come... we'll take a look at the latest unrest in sudan where president 0mar al—bashir has ridiculed his opponents' use of social media to organise protests against his rule. parts of southern england and wales
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are being hit by heavy snowfall which has brought widespread travel disruption. jon kay is in 0kehampton in devon, with the situation in the south—west. we've had to come off the main a30 dual carriageway because of this and we are not the only ones tonight. the a30 is the main dual carriageway that goes right through the middle of devon and cornwall, connecting the southwest of england with the rest of the uk. tonight, some of the raised areas, the stretches over the moors are closed and people have been stuck because of the heavy snowfall that came from mid to late afternoon it started. ever since then, it has been falling fast and a lot of people have been caught out in that. so they have either stayed on the dual carriageway, stayed put and waiting for the roads to be cleared by emergency vehicles and some farmers we have seen going out on tractors and we seen other people just coming off
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and parking up on the side roads like this and calling friends with four by 4's to come and pick them up instead. it is going to be moving through the southwest of england quite quickly. about what the situation is out there because that is changing all the time. this is 0utside source live from the bbc newsroom. 0ur lead story is... venezuela's opposition leader who's declared himself president says his family has been threatened by police visiting his home looking for his wife. these are the first pictures of rescue workers recovering bodies in djibouti after two boats capsized earlier this week. at least 52 people died, and more than 60 are still missing. bbc afrique. the white house's press secretary sarah sanders has said that god "wa nted donald trump to become president." we knew that evangelical christians in the us strongly support the president, but until this we hadn't been told that god was also on side.
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bbc world service. and this video of a tourist in australia holding a very small octopus has been heavily watched. that's because they don't realise it's one of the world's most venomous marine creatures — the blue—ringed octopus. experts say it holds enough venom to kill up to 20 people. we're also told its actual bite is painless — though given what we're told, that will provide limited consolation. next, sudan. for over a month now, there have been anti—government protests. here are some of the pictures. the protests began over cuts to bread subsidies. but they've morphed into general anger at the government. we've seen demonstrations almost every day — sometimes at night — and all over the country. riot police in khartoum have
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been deployed and have used tear gas and worse. the sudanese government says 30 people have died in the clashes. human rights groups say the figure is over a0. these pictures are from today. a young man here being treated for what looks like tear gas and this happened during get more protest that happened. president 0mar al—bashir is the focus. he came to power in a coup during the civil war 30 years ago. the war ended with a peace deal in 2005 which in time led to the creation of south sudan. there was though another conflict in which president bashir was heavily involved — in the western region of darfur. and it's there that president bashir is accused of organising war crimes and crimes against humanity. this is the international criminal court detailing the international arrest warrant for him.
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but he's remained in power. these pictures are from a rally today. he blames the current unrest on "foreign agents" and rebel groups in the darfur region. and he said "changing the government or presidents cannot be done through whatsapp or facebook. it can be done only through elections." mr bashir did win in 2010 and 2015 — but there were concerns about the fairness of both — and opposition parties boycotted the latter. mo—hanad hashim, bbc africa, has the latest on these protests. this particular wave of protest that is entering its seventh week is unprecedented. it is the biggest wave of protests to have taken the sudan since the uprising in the previous
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century in 1985, that ousted another military dictator from power. since the bashir came to power in 1989, we have not seen this scale protest against the regime. we know there were elections in 2010 and a 2015, so some people might be thinking why these protesters are not waiting until the next election comes around where they can take on the president at the ballot box. that is a very good question. in late november last year, a group of 290 odd mps in parliament, which is dominated by the national congress party, tabled a motion to make president bashir president for life. which means paving the way for him by changing the constitution to allow him to run again in april 2020. however, president bashir has said to the bbc on record and other various media organisations in 2010 and 2015, and in 2015
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he was categoric that he would not run and contest another election. now, what we have been seeing is, for me, i think that moment when the mps decided to change the constitution was the straw that broke the camel's back. although the protests started because the rocketing prices of bread and fuel. i think a lot of people understand that they do not want the president to run again. we bring you the best of the bbc journalism every day. the next, a brand—new report. now a bbc arabic investigation into us military activity in yemen. a country that's been devastated by a conflict that began in 2014 and has drawn in other countries in the region. on one side, the houthis, a group with links to iran. against them, a coalition including yemeni government troops, saudi arabia and the uae,
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supported by the americans. but very little has been heard about the us fight against al-qaeda. safa al ahmad has gained rare access to the areas targeted by us attacks including ya kla. she met survivors, found evidence of undeclared civilian casualties and blunders by us special forces. i'm on the way to a small village to investigate a raid. it was approved by president trump during his first days in office, citing concerns that al-qaeda were planning attacks on western targets. one american soldier was killed, and three others were injured. the military said they eliminated at least 1a al-qaeda members, but i heard that many civilians also died. this local tribal leader has been
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in hiding ever since the raid. he has not been interviewed until now. most are buried in the cemetery. international human rights groups have investigated the raid, and say more than 20 civilians were killed. the villagers say the number was closer to 30. i travelled to the site of another us specialforces raid. in a tiny village. it happened in may 2017. it is the largest known us special forces ground raid in the country. the villagers described an apocalyptic scene. a un investigation later said that 50
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soldiers were involved. there were al-qaeda casualties, five civilians were killed, including an 80—year—old man. the villagers shared some of the things that the soldiers left behind, including a backpack containing a list of 22 names. they seem to be us special operations team, to protect their identity, we are obscuring the mains. the department of defence declined to comment. they said... that al-qaeda remained a threat to the americans, and that the us is committed to protecting civilians in military operations. washington's counterterrorism mission continues, adding to the confusion already felt. us—china trade talks continue in washington. president trump says they're going well... he talks about a very comprehensive
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transactions being planned. michelle fleury joins us from wasghington. a lot of good mood music but do we have any detail on what this progress actually is?|j have any detail on what this progress actually is? i think we are hoping to find out in the next hour 01’ so hoping to find out in the next hour or so what the americans have achieved at this meeting. normally, during this kind of talks, you often get a framework documents with a lot of blank spaces left and to be filled in later at the details are right there. what we are beginning to here is that it is unlikely in this particular case, if you listen to donald trump, the mood music coming from the oval office has been broadly positive, he is very keen to try and achieve some kind of deal.
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let me redo this that mickey said this would not be a small deal with china, this is either going to be a big deal or it will be a deal that would just postpone for a while. what i take from that is that the us is willing potentially to postpone that in a march one deadline if need be if they think they can get a bigger much more comprehensive deal but at the moment, lee still seems to bea but at the moment, lee still seems to be a lot of sticking points that remain. we talked over the last few days about technology transfers and thatis days about technology transfers and that is when american companies are obliged to transfer technology in exchange for access to us markets. there doesn't seem to be progress on that yet, so it is hard to see how this a bit comprehensive deal gets done. i want to be clear on one thing, all tariff the chinese and americans have brought and in the last 12 months, do they remain in place while this goes on? they do. what is at stake at the moment is whether more tariffs get introduced by the us on march the 2nd, that is
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really what we are talking about a time when china's economy is slowing and people are worried about that, the president is under pressure to try to come up with something. at a time of the spinning stimulus money on boosting the economy. thank you. i'm sure we'll talk about this and more. back with you in a few minutes. good evening. if any warming up, wait till i see the temperatures that have been recorded in his elect. ballistic with the call. severe wind chills midweek across parts of central canada. —— record recorded in new zealand. blue colours were temperatures remain well below freezing at the moment and transferring these words, it is really parts of each in canada and the us where the coldest of the air will be, being abetted by some pretty strong winds adding onto the windshield. —5 in new york and —9 in
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toronto. much colder around but not as cold on thursday. lake effect snow still to the east of lake 0ntario. things are on the change. notice the warmer colours here after the planes come almost friend and into canada at the midwest pushing their way eastwards, chicago thursday afternoon and a high of -18, thursday afternoon and a high of —18, sunday afternoon a high plus 11. rapid melt on the way for some. a change across much of the northeastern united states and eastern canada. i promise you some warmth will stop here it is. the heatwave in australia, were married 110w heatwave in australia, were married now going across the tasman sea. the highest temperature recorded. up there in the northern portion of south ireland, highest temperature recorded and the fourth highest temperature on record but things are changing. a storm front pushing on friday bringing change and
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christchurch 29 in the morning in 19 in the afternoon. saying largely draw in the north island were for some, the dry is january is 70 years has been experience. the rain is there in queensland at the moment. 0ver there in queensland at the moment. over 100 there in queensland at the moment. 0ver100 mm following each day in some spots. severe flooding is expected, the storms all the way into next week. melbourne briefly heats up and then cools down. let's head back to europe. snow in the forecast for the alex wood unlike earlier this month, on a southern portion in the italian side. we will see very heavy snow on friday, heavy rain on the low sides which could cause flooding and also going to affect the surrounding parts and on the back edge of that low system dragging and cold air towards france and particle. more rain storms here and particle. more rain storms here and more heavy snow on the spanish seat area. temperatures in madrid only at around 9 degrees. that whole lot will move its way eastwards, eventually bringing heavy rain to
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athens at times going into next week but what it does mean is things will turn a little bit less cold and madrid by night and the storms will eventually clear away from rome, and elsewhere, things are coming down across the northern side of the alps in vienna. staying cold for us here, some sleet and snow and some pricey next. details in half an hour. —— make some frosty nights. hello, i'm ros atkins, this is 0utside source. venezuela's opposition leader who's declared himself president says his family has been threatened by police visiting his home looking for his wife. britain's foreign secretary, jeremy hunt says brexit could be delayed. if we ended up approving a deal in the days before the 29th of march, then we might need some extra time to pass critical legislation. we will turn to news about brexit
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and a few. the trial of mexico's highest ranking drug lord ——joaquin "el chapo" guzman is coming to an end. we'll have the latest from new york. and we'll also be looking at why saudi arabia has ended its anti—corruption campaign after detaining hundreds of princes and billionaires. 57 days ‘til brexit. still no deal, still no plan. and yet more inconsistency from theresa may's government. the prime minister has repeatedly said the uk will leave on march 29. now we have this from the foreign secretary speaking to the bbc. i think it is true that, if we ended up approving a deal in the days before the 29th of march, then we might need some extra time to pass critical legislation but,
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if we are able to make progress sooner, that might not be necessary. we can't know at this stage exactly which of those scenarios would happen. but your sense is that it might go right at the end of march? i think it is difficult to know, but what i would say is whereas a week ago, none of us really knew whether this would be possible, we are now in a situation where it clearly is possible. he's not the only one suggesting that the date will need to be pushed back. and the argument is simple — even if the uk parliament supports a vesion of the deal, there may not be time for all the necessary legislation that would need to follow. but of course parliametary support is still not certain. 0njanuary 15th, mps voted against the withdrawal agreement in its current form. 0njanuary 29 — tuesday — parliament supported an amendment that called for the prime minister to have the irish border backstop replaced. that's the mechanism in the withdrawl agreement that says if there's no new trade deal
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by the end of the transition period, the end of next year, then the uk must remain in the eu's customs union. that's to ensure there's no hard border between the republic of ireland and northern ireland. brexiteers hate this plan as the arrangement could be indefinite if no deal is reached — and because a country in a customs union can't cut its own trade deals — which is what brexiteers want to do. the man who brought that amendment to replace the backstop was sir graham brady, a senior conservative. he too could accept a delay — but only when a deal is agreed. here he is on bbc radio 4. 0nce we've reached an agreement and of the terms which we are leaving, if we decide to beat another two weeks in order to get finished getting the necessary legislation through parliament i don't think anyone is going to be too worked up about that because we would have made a decision.
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pushing off the decision is a dreadful idea. it will bring all that in such a seat that people would have had to have faith for more months or years. so, a delay to get the deal over the line is fine. a delay when you have not got a deal and you do not know what you're doing, is not fine? crucially, i would only count it as a delay if it already have a deal agreed. remember in all of this — the eu has said time and time again, there can be no renegotiation. theresa may believes that position can change. we'll see. in the mean time, parliament's break in february has been cancelled. here's the leader of the commons. mr speaker, the house will know that recess dates are always announced subject to the progress of business. in this unique session of parliament, and in light of the significant decisions taken by the house this week, it is only right that i give the house noticed
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that there are currently no plans to bring forward a motion to agree dates for the february recess, and upper house may therefore need to continue to sit to make progress on the key business before the house. i realise that this is short notice for colleagues and house staff, but i do think our constituents will expect that the house is expected to continue to be able to make progress at this time. andrea leadsom is a leading brexiteer, and so is the international trade secretary liam fox. he's in charge of striking trade deals after brexit. he famously said a trade deal should be ‘easiest in human history'. based on what's happened so far, that's looking optimistic — but remember, all of our coverage is about the withdrawal deal — this dictates the terms by which the uk leaves the eu. the nature of the future relationship between the uk and the eu remains to be sorted — and that will include a new trade deal. well, this is liam fox
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on when brexit could happen. we need to leave the european union because that is what voters told us to give. 80% of mps at the moment were elected on the manifesto that said it would honour the referendum. too much time has been wasted already. i think voters simply believe we should get on with it, and our message should be to our european union partners that you have 110w got an opportunity to get this deal over the line and quickly. this is a report by the think—tank the british institute for government. it's message, it's blunt: it says the uk is not at all ready for a no—deal brexit. "the disruption from no deal — simply from the lack of preparation — would be extremely damaging." no deal is the scenario where we reach march 29, there's no agreement at all — and the uk drops out of the eu, and straight onto world trade organisation terms. the institute goes on that
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the consequences of no deal "cannot be dismissed as a mere blip." leaving a no deal brexit for a moment, brexit uncertainty is already hurting businesses. today, the uk auto industry said that investment in car production fell by almost half last year. if you look at the past few months, investment has really stalled. you can understand why. as you get closer to the leaving date, companies looking to invest, we will wait and see. we want to know what the future relationship as before making multi—million pound investments. this is playing out in europe too. at the moment, british supermarkets can order fruit and vegetables from eu countries in the morning, and sell them in the uk within 2a hours. no deal will impact on that. adam fleming has been looking at how that could affect belgium's fish industry. this crew has been catching
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fish up the coast of cornwall and east sussex, which means that every single fish being unloaded now has been caught in british waters, proof of the belgium's reliance on the uk's rich fishing brands. ——grounds. if there is no deal, the eu has said that things can stay broadly the same until the end of this year if the uk promises the same, but no one knows for sure. at the daily auction, fish is bought at the click of a button. the uncertainty is clear. if you are worried about a no—deal brexit, no deal, keep your hands up. no deal? oh wow, nearly everyone. they are worried about the rules for their boats using british ports, and if no deal means extra paperwork. there is also a big question for the belgium government. if a belgium fisherman catches a fish in uk waters, is it belgian or british? if it is british, in future, it can
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be subject to more checks because it would count as an import from a non—eu country. from fish in belgium — to onions in the netherlands. here's anna holligan on that. the uk is the netherlands second most important expert markets. large producers want to ensure that brexit does not disrupt this just in time supply chain. ——dutch producers. an hour away at the part of, they want to keep the traffic moving too. they are looking at a greens lanes concept, a digital pre—clearing system suggested by dutch growers to a perishable products at the ports which would not allow allow custom procedures to be conducted before trucks enter the terminal and uk customs officials could check the loads remotely before they disembark. green liens or fast lanes
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would be a good idea in order to speed up the process. are you able to implement them now? no, not at the moment. to be honest with you, we would not be able to do that before the 29th of march. that existing customs free trade zone has essentially enabled the netherlands to act as the uk's back garden. the moment the retailers cannot have the product the same day or the next day delivered, they are required to have stocks. a number of british supermarkets have warned that they do not have the capacity to stockpile fresh food. emma simpson has been to spain to find out how the industry is affected there. meet the team, they have been sending tomatoes set british supermarkets for over 50 years. you can already smell how the tomatoes will be. this is the start of a long
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journey for the tomatoes. we grow a lot of tomatoes so it is a big amount. 60 million? and a third of them end up on our dining tables. it isa them end up on our dining tables. it is a well oiled machine but have at this trade flow after brexit. out the truth is with no deal, we will have more costs to the chain. that could be at least another 10% from extra staff to process custom forms to potential terrorists. we cannot absorb any more. —— tariffs. we will have to decide to do something else. if you want information, you can go to our bbc website. the trial of "el chapo" is coming
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to an end in new york. to give him his real name — this is joaquin guzman. he's charged with trafficking vast quantities of cocaine, heroin and other drugs into the us as leader of the sinaloa cartel in mexico. the trial spanned 10 weeks. it included evidence like this diamond encrusted pistol and bricks of cocaine. his defence claims the cartel‘s real leader is still at large. nada tawfik was in court today. where have we gone through the whole process ? where have we gone through the whole process? the case is now with the jury, the defence had their closing arguments today. the government offered the rebuttal. thejury because they do not be on fridays will consider this case on monday, which we could really have a verdict as soon as that. it has really bad as soon as that. it has really bad as you say an extraordinary case. the prosecution has been building this case over a decade. so during
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these ten weeks of the trial, they have brought forward 56 witnesses. some of whom were at chabot‘s closest associates. stark contrast to that. the defence mounted a case that lasted under an hour and a called one law enforcement official. it was barely an extraordinary tale about how they said el chapo it rose up about how they said el chapo it rose up from about how they said el chapo it rose upfrom a about how they said el chapo it rose up from a humble farmer who sold oranges to get back to be a billionaire joke oranges to get back to be a billionairejoke lloyd oranges to get back to be a billionaire joke lloyd who oranges to get back to be a billionairejoke lloyd who had a yacht named after himself. man said, and who was able to sell itjust for shipments to the united states enough cocaine to get a line to every person in the united states. asi every person in the united states. as i said, some really extraordinary claims came out of this child. what is it like being in court?|j claims came out of this child. what is it like being in court? i have covered a lot of court cases in the united states and there has never been anything like this. journalist lined up from the early hours of the
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morning to get in. we went through additional security that started in the lobby and went right to the door room of the courtroom itself, again having to go through additional screening as if in the airport where all around you there were officials from several different government agencies. when i was in court, i encounter people who wear screenwriters trying to get inspiration from the trial. the actor who plays el chapo in the netflix show also came into see el chapo and was intimidated being there in court. 0thers chapo and was intimidated being there in court. others who ijust really from other government agencies trying to see what a trial of this scale was like. it really did not disappoint. the generals and those in court had stunning including that of chabot had brought several officials and mexican government, allegedly also, the former president giving him $100 million bride. a spokesperson for
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the former mexican president has denied that. i don't really amazing details. it was like a soap opera one day when you had the mistress on there while the wife listened about how they abated the mexican marines by going down a tunnel stark naked to escape them. as i say, a trial that really lived up to the hype. 0ne that really lived up to the hype. one for your memorise. we will watch out for that next week. of course, if there is a guilty verdict, he will spend a lot of time in prison. inafew will spend a lot of time in prison. in a few minutes we will talk about saudi arabia. we will explain their decision. a coroner has ordered that the inquests into the deaths of five people in the guildford pub bombings should be re—opened, more than a0 years after they were suspended. civilian paul craig and soldiers
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caroline slater, william forsyth, john hunter and ann hamilton died at the horse and groom pub, in 1974 when two ira bombs went off. four people accused of carrying out the attacks had their convictions the families of victims and survivors have campaigned to see the hearings reach their conclusion. duncan kennedy reports. the horse and groom had been packed with soldiers and others. a second device went off in another pub. it was here where the deaths took place. five men and women were killed. their inquests were opened, but adjourned whilst the police investigated. that investigation here at what was the pub led to four people being jailed for life. the coroner at the time said that as all the evidence was heard at their trial, there was now no need for a full inquest. but 15 years later, that evidence collapsed, and the guildford four were cleared. one of them, patrick armstrong, said today he was pleased a full inquest would now hear all the evidence. very, very happy.
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i am very emotional, very delighted for the families and the relations of the people that got killed in the bombs and were injured, because they deserve it. the coroner said today it was in the public interest to resume the inquest. lawyers say the families of those who died just want an untainted account of what happened. this is their opportunity for truth, justice and accountability, and also hopefully to allay the continuing rumours and suspicions surrounding the guildford pub bombings. the ira gang involved in the balcombe street siege said they carried out the guildford bombing, but no one was ever charged. the new inquest is due to resume later this year, in the final attempt to unravel this prolonged tragedy. duncan kennedy, bbc news, in guildford. this is 0utside source live from the bbc newsroom. 0ur lead story is...
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venezuela's self—declared interim presidentjuan guaido says his family has been threatened by police visiting his home while he was at a rally. saudi arabia has ended a major anti—corruption drive — saying in this statement that it's "completed its objective". crown prince mohammed bin salman started the push in late 2017. riyadh was the focus. we're told more than $100 billion in assets were recouped by the state. and hundreds of princes, tycoons and business chiefs were rounded—up, particularly at the ritz—carlton hotel. the bbc‘s lyse doucet was among the first journalists to be allowed into the hotel under police escort as it became
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a gilded prison detaining much of the saudi elite. for more on this i spoke to the bbc‘s arab affaris analyst yousef taha — i asked him what evidence we had the drive had succeeded. we know that when that elite and saudi arabia most powerful politicians along with princes and businessmen were detained in november 2017 at the ritz—carlton hotel. 87 of them have reached a settle m e nt hotel. 87 of them have reached a settlement with the government and we re settlement with the government and were released. eight have refused to meet reach a settlement with the government while 56 but denied an opportunity with the settlement of the government because they had other charges pending against them. most of them have now been released. the latest was a tycoon saudi
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arabian national. he was released last week. he is the second richest man in saudi arabia and the richest ethiopian hit head south. we do not know if he had reached a settlement himself. there was another rumour who was the side of the late king and also the nephew of the late kate, he was released after an agreement after getting $1 billion of his wealth. where does the politics of this effect and? for them to come out and say this says that he is a man who gets things done? when he came to power in 2015, he said one of his top priorities was to fight corruption. when decide became the crown prince, he said that 10% of the saudi government
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pending is siphoned off of every year from corruption from the top down. this is a big figure. he said that the saudi arabia to remain in the 620 that the saudi arabia to remain in the g20 club, it would have to grow through fighting corruption and improving the economy, diversifying the source of revenue in the country as well. if we take at face value, it is an important challenge for the country to progress economically, but some say it is a power grab. he is trying to get his base and get bit of his opponents and arrivals, then you can believe it because the prince was the minister in charge until november 27 when this anti—corruption began. until november 27 when this anti-corruption began. uk, the
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netherlands, venezuela,... anti-corruption began. uk, the netherlands, venezuela, . . . we anti-corruption began. uk, the netherlands, venezuela,... we are going to finish though with this... this is behrouz boochani. he's a kurdish iranianjournalist who's won australia's top literary prize despite map spending much of the last 6 years in an offshore detention centre run by australian government. he's there because he tried to reach australia as an aslum seeker by boat. this is the winning book. and it was written via whatsapp during his time on manus island in papua new guinea. these are pictures of that detention centre. it was closed in 2017. but mr boochani and others are still on the island — and remained barred from settling in australia. here he is talking to the bbc in 2017. this place is not a safe place because the local people do not want us because the local people do not want us here. they are a small population
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and poor economy, so they do not wa nt and poor economy, so they do not want us here. how does he actually get the but to get there? he compiled the book by text messages and it was sent to a friend and australia who was also a translator. so the book was written in one language had been translated over months. some people are wondering —— over months. some people are wondering -- some people are wondering -- some people are wondering why he is still on this island? australia is trying to prevent people from coming into the country by having a really hard line laws and policies around this. despite the fact that the centre was dismantled in 2017, there are 700 le 600, the number may be different because it is hard to keep track of how people are moving, still stuck on the island because people are being refused to be intake off the
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island even if they are refugees. the hope to moving to other countries like the us is a slow process. many are stuck in limbo. people may look at the decision and saying this is political. they are saying this is political. they are saying thejudge is making a point, hasn't been having good reviews? several groups have come out and said congratulations especially considering the circumstances. ultimately, it does not change the situation. he is still stuck on the island. i doubt that this book price will be the biggest prize to reverse the situation. regardless of the motivation, it is unlikely to change his situation. it feels like i get a new story, but ultimately, he is stuck there. thank you for that. thank you for being with us an outside source. we will continue the coverage of brexit. i least i is
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coming from venezuela from the opposition, and america treats him as the entire president. he says that the police have been harassing his family. we will have all of the stories next to you. bye—bye. it was bound to happen at some point. a lot of cold air around the uk. all you need it less significant moisture inputs. that came from an area of low pressure. central and southern parts, quite a bit of disturbing snow. it will still leave in its wake simply think snow showers and southern areas. after the snow yesterday, it looks like it will be some ice through the morning. travel may be difficult in
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the morning. he some parts of the country, which i showers moving off the north sea. sweet help snow in the north sea. sweet help snow in the south east will peter out as the area of low pressure will move its way. a few chalets drifting a little bit for that. despite the sunshine for the west, it will be a cold day for the west, it will be a cold day for all. does when three showers will continue heavily on north in scotland. some accumulations on the high ground. a few of them pushing with the wind. another cold night to come. guests will be something that was like the weekend. went showers will continue. becoming a bit lighter across the eastern coast. we will have a few dots and the western coast. aside from that, many places will be dry but some sunshine but cold with northern weeds. this rate
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of high pressure will continue to have some influence. —— northern winds. bringing my cloud my breeze, a brakes of rain in northern ireland and it will go to western britain and it will go to western britain and scotland. likely to cause some snow falling across the high ground. for the south, it will be mainly of rain. we should see a great deal of sunshine. as he had into my day, this next area of low pressure will ta ke this next area of low pressure will take a deep breath feature will bring some gals and the northwest about the pre—heavy rain. some snow over the hills. by the south, it should be some remaining rain and some blistering showers. temperature isa some blistering showers. temperature is a degree or so up in some southern areas. high belts and it is
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going to be a chase. 0n the plus side, thanks to high pressure, it should be a largely dry day. the winds will be lighter. starting to pick up in western areas i had of another weather system. 10 degrees across the south east. things are looking a tight mob there. the next week... the atlantic will be coming to life. assistance will be moving and bringing slightly milder or less cold encourages of air and sign. it will remain on the cool side. mother encourages at times. next week, it is looking quite unsettled, less cold at times, they will be spells of wind and rain. thanks to the low pressure. and there will be some help snow in the northern hills. stay tuned to the forecast. tonight at ten, the growing pressure on social media companies to do more to protect young people from harmful images online.
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it follows the case of 14—year—old molly russell, who took her own life after viewing posts on suicide and self—harm. we now report on other families who've voiced their own concerns about self—harm, including 16—year—old libby. i don't think it made me do it. but i think it definitely accelerated the severity of it. we'll have libby's story, and we'll be reporting on the possibility of new laws to enforce a duty of care by the social media companies. also tonight... the south—west of england already affected by the freezing weather, as heavy snow is expected in parts of wales and southern england overnight. official figures show an overall drop in the number of rough sleepers across england but leading charities say the true problem is under—reported.
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