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♪ >> national presentation of "bbc world news" is made possible but contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> welcome to "bbc news," broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. our top stories -- president trump stands by his america first policies for trade but insists on america grows, so does the world. the entire board of u.s. gymnastics is to resign in the wake of the scandal surrounding the sexual abuse of young athletes by larry nassar. police in canada haze a billionaire and his wife were
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murdered in a targeted killing. and paris braces itself for more flooding as water levels are set to peak this weekend. ♪ >> hello, welcome to the program. president trump has told business and political leaders that his policy of putting america first does not mean the united states will reject free trade agreements with other countries, but speaking at the world economic forum in switzerland, he attacked what he described as unfair global trading practices. here's our north america editor. reporter: wherever donald trump has gone in davos, the crowds
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have gone with him and wherever the cameras have been, the president has been pleased to oblige. >> i hope to bring back many billions of dollars into the u.s. it's already happening and i think that will just continue. >> how much today? >> probably a lot. >> and that was the theme of his speech. america first, yes, but an america welcoming the world. president transfer: -- trump: i will always put america first, just like the leaders of other countries should put their country first also. but america first does not mean america alone. when the united states grows, so does the world. reporter: but at the end of a week in which the u.s. imposed extra charges on some imported goods from china, he played down talk of a trade war. nevertheless, there was a warning. president trump: we cannot have
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free and open trade if some countries exploit the system at the spence of others. -- expense of others. we support free trade, but it needs to be fair and it needs to be reciprocal. because in the end, unfair trade undermines us all. [applause] reporter: some stood to applaud but it wasn't the ovation given to the president of china last year this hasn't been a complete meeting of minds but it was never going to be. that said, donald trump has been more conciliatory than many would have expected and the audience have reacted more warmly. it may be that davos 2008, turns to it be a win. the president was in a conciliatory, almost repent ant mover over these british-first anti-muslim retweets from last
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year. president trump: if you're telling me they're horrible racist people, i would certainly apologize if i knew something about it. reporter: yes, he would apologize. he just didn't say sorry. the president has now left the swiss als and he'll probably be invited back. there's a lot they liked about what donald trump said and who would disagree that a booming u.s. economy is good for the gleeble economy? >> the entire board of the u.s. gymnastics authorities is to resign in the wake of the scandal involving former team doctor larry nassar. on wednesday he was sentenced up to 175 years in president for sexually abusing more than 150 female gymnasts. peter, this windt pleatly unexpected, was it?
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peter: no, it wasn't but the u.s.a. gymnastics were put under some pressure by the u.s. olympic committee that really presented them with an all the mate up and that was if the board members didn't all resign, the body will be stripped of its power to run gymnastics in the u.s.a. it didn't take long before the announcement was made that the remaining board members, five of them, h already resigned in the wake of what happened over the past week. they have now all decided to resign and they will be replaced with interim members over the coming months. u.s.a. gymnastics has also been told that it must corporate with an independent investigation into what's happened. many questions remain, including who new what and when, was there a cover-up. usga gymnastics have denied they've covered up any abuse knowledge before it came to
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light but clearly many questions in the future for that investigation and several others. >> how is this being felt beyond jim anyways -- gymnastics, in other sporting areas? >> this i think, is going to hit every aspect of sport in the united states. in fact, we know from the house of representatives today that a directive has gone out that there will be an investigation looking at potential abuse over sports as well as gymnastics, of course, and i think it has really hits a nerve with so many people, of course, we heard the witness impact statements of so many people over the last week or so that were very -- quite graphic to listen to and very emotional for all of those concern and would this is something i think that is resonating with the sports and the sporting bodies and they themselves, i think, will be under the microscope as we move forward. >> thank you, peter. in los angeles, for us. police in toronto have confirmed
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that the billionaire barry she wereen and his wife honey were murdered in a targeted killing. the pair were found dead at their home in december. officers originally thought it was a murder-suicide. we have a report. reporter: their deaths shocked canada's political and business communities. one of the country's richest cub can -- couples, billionaires, bay yes -- barry and honey sherman, were found dead in their toronto home on december 15. in the days following, their death was being treated as a possible murder-suicide. the family said no one close to the couple believed this. they criticized the initial handling of the case by thoorts, hired their own independent investigator and conducted an autopsy. six weeks later, authorities now they're treating their deaths as murder. >> there are no signs of forced entry on all access points to the home.
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a barry and honey sherman were pounds deceased in the lower level pool area. we believe now, through the six weeks of work review, we have sufficient evidence to describe this as a double homicide investigation and that both honey and barry sherman were targeted. >> mr. sherman, founded pharmaceutical giant app apotex. he and his wife were well known for donations to hospitals, charities and jewish organizations. detectives do not have any suspects so the mystery of who killed the shermans and why continues. >> ok, let's look at some more stories making the news. the main syrian opposition group says it won't attend a peace conference hosted by russia in sochi next week. russia's meeting is backed by turkey but western powers are concerned it will undermine a
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u.n.-backed solution to the conflict. the announcement came after two days of u.n.-syrian peace talks in vienna. several of the richest men in saudi arabia rain has been released from detention in a luxury hotel in the kingdom after paying large such as of money to the authorities. they were among 300 held in a major anti-corruption purge in november. those now free include the founder of nbc, the first privately owned arab is the tv network. hundreds of homes have been evacuated in paris as the city braces itself for more flooding. the river seine, which burst its banks on tuesday, has swollen again due to ongoing torrential downpours. reporter: day of heavy rain in the french exam have left the city on high alert.
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roads now devoid of cars and submerged in water. forecasters say the river seine's water lives could rise further over the weekend to six meters. just shy of the peek in 2016 which led to two deaths and injured dozens more. authorities insist they are prepared. >> what could be a problem would be the boats stationed near the riverbanks. the boats will experience some trouble so there are operations put in place by a bicked brigade of paris firemen which consists of putting wooden boards in between the boats and the riverbanks. >> a city usually bustling with tourists, the rising river levels themselves now the attraction. the statue of the criticalian soldier has been used to alert locals to rising water levels bill more than 150 years.
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by midday, the water was up to his thighs. police have been helping families flee their homes. >> twice it has flooded in the four years i've lived here. it's a big deal. it's traumatizing. >> experts sail the river could stay high throughout next week, especially if more rain falls, and with increasingly unpredictable river comes a sense of uncertainty for people in paris as to when the waters will return. >> the canadian aircraft mastererer bombard yeah has won a trade case in the united states overturning a decision to impose an almost 300% tariff on imports of its c series aircraft. the u.s. defended a complaint that it was selling at a low price. reporter: relief and celebration
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on this production line tonight. . a thousand people making wings for the c-series passenger jets here in belfast. there was deep concern that a big order for an american airline would be lost if a huge import tariff was imposed. they don't have to worry anymore. officials in washington have tonight thrown out a plan to impose an import tar rich of nearly 300% after the american plane maker boeing said they were being sold cheap because of unfair subsidies. the american giant lost its case. you've worked there are if years. what will they be saying tonight? >> i think they'll be pleased. the accusation came against all expectations. >> if the vote had gone the other became it would have been devastating for the 4,000 directly employed workers and for the north and our economy. >> at the heart of the dispyatt
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was the claim that bombardier received illegal subsidies from britain and canada. in 2016 they won a big order for 75 planes from delta airlines. it was a key breakthrough to the u.s. market but it claimed bombardier spent more than $33 million building each plane but sold them for less than $20 million. today's judgments means a 292% tariff won't be added to the aircraft sale price. theresa may raised her concerns over bombardier in their meeting yesterday when they talked friendship and trailed. could that and months of lobbying the u.s. authorities have influenced this decision? >> i don't think the political pressure has been unhelpful. whether from the united kingdom or canadian government but the fundamental arguments the
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company have made throughout this -- i'm delighted with the nice and i wish them every success in selling what is a magical aircraft. >> boeing may appeal tonight's decision but that could take years. meanwhile, this factory will be able to sell its plane participates tariff-free into the united states. >> do stay with us here on "bbc news." there's plenty still to come, including paying tribute to the pope of french cooking. thousandsed by farewell to the chef. >> there were seven astronauts on board. all of them were believed to have been killed. >> bill the evening, the heart of the official cairo was in the heart of the demonstrators. they were using the word
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"revolution. . >> tonight the search for survivors has an increasing desperation about it as the hours pass. >> in control of the entirely republic -- >> moscow got its first taste of western fast food as mcdonald's opened their biggest restaurants in pushkin square but a big mac costs half a day's wages for the average russian. >> welcome back. you're watching "bbc news." the latest headlines. president trump has defended his policy of america first but said he accepts open trade as long as it's reciprocal. and the entire board of the u.s. gymnastics authority is to resign in the wake of the scandal involving the sexual
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abuse of 150 female athletes by the former team doctor larry nassar. it's more than a month since iraq's prime minister declared victory in his country's fight against the mill tans of the islamic state. but the battle is far from over with attacks on iraqi soldiers on a daily basis. much of the fighting is on the pour royals board with syria. our reporter traveled to where the i.s. invasion of iraq began and continues to this day. >> -- has seen many battles pass through. the invasion of iraq, the fight against coiled, and two months ago -- al qaedaa, and two months ago. one of the stands of the militants.
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this station was an american base used back in 2008 to fight al qaedaa fighters. it now, as you can association stands completely devastated after it was recently won over from militants. the prime minister declaring victory but months later, this station, which sits on the border with syria, is not at peace. >> the threat is still very well from isis. in the past 10 days that have been attacks almost daily. attacking the border checkpoints, destroying iraqi tanks. there's been many casualties. >> coalition forces are now helping the army defend against isis attacks. they gave us exclusive access to their operations, covering one of the most challenging parts of
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the country. >> the area here and the border and the western river valley is a complicated mosaic of different tribes, different law enforcement and security organizations. >> the iranian-backed mobilization units. they have been killed in fighting i.s. they were in action just recently only the border. there is an uneasy understanding between the americans and many of the iranian-backed fighters. they share a common enemy. but are far from friends. for now, they say, they -- on dealing with the threat from i.s. and they know it could be a long fight. >> i don't know that we're ever going to be able to say that isis is over. what i think will happen one day is once the iraqi security
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forces and the government of iraq and people of iraq have worked together to create conditions where isis looks around and realizes that it no longer has a place to insert itself, i think on that day we'll wake up one day and realize that isis is gone. it won't be a declaration but a realization. reporter: but that day is not yet here. i.s. may have lost the -- they have in iraq but they are still clearly a threat. >> african migrants living in tel aviv and veast views lem have been protesting against the israeli government program designed to remove people who enter the country illegally. we have a report from tel aviv. reporter: african migrants are
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angrily protesting outside israel's ambassador, but why? steal has a controversial plan. it will pay $,500 and airfares to anyone who voluntarily goes to a third country. uganda or are wanda. those who stay after march face arrest. most here are young men from sudan. >> i left my country because there's no right for me being in europe. i have no rights. i was forcibly dropped to the army -- >> he made a dangerous journey, paying people smugglers to cross from egypt to israel. israel has since built a high fence on the long desert border. >> i prefer to go back to my home where -- when my home is
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safe for me and my community. i'm asking for asylum. >> nearly all the migrants move told rundown areas of south tel aviv. >> a lot of older people used to live here, were frightened to go out. >> last year, israel's prime minister came to see the problems. the mission is to return south tel aviv too israeli citizens, he says. preavingsly he said the migrants threatened israel's social fabric and jewish character. he calls them ill beal -- illegal infiltrators, not refugees. >> it's hard. my grandparents were immigrants also. they came from europe. if a foo families -- i don't know, two other people, five other people live among us, it's not a problem at all. but to put all the thousand people here, that's a huge problem. reporter: already some migrants
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have begun receiving official documents, meaning they're likely to face difficult choices sooner rather than later. >> three billboards outside missouri is the story of a grieving mother's fights for justice. it's nominated for seven academy awards and after her best act riss win at the golden globes, it's star is getting plenty of oscar attention. we've been speaking to the film's writer and director. >> my daughter angela -- 1 >> francis -- frances mcdormand as mildred hayes, the incompromising and grieving mother. who left three billboardsout outside of a fictional town created by the london born writer and director. he's gotten an oscar nomination for his writing but not for his directing. i wonder if he's a little bit
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disappointed. >> no, not really. because the mates got normal neithered in the other categories. it would have been nice but seven is good. >> you get over here. >> no, you get over here. >> all right. >> one of the criticisms that "three billboards" has is that dixon the policeman character, who is a racist, is treated sympathetically by you. >> he's definitely a racist and a bully and i wouldn't say he's treated sympathetically. i was trying to see, i think, the hope in all of these people so if you say that's treating a character sympathetically, to a dupree -- degree it is. but the points of the film and i think the thing that people come away with is the possibility of change in people. >> it was me. i started the database. if a male baby was born, stick him on it and as soon as he done something wrong, cross reference it.
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make 100% certain it was a correct match and kill him. >> we've heard many speeches from many in the movie industry saying it is time for a change. do you think that's lip service or do you think something fundamental is happening? >> it feels like something really new and great is happening. i've been in the rooms at the last couple of awards things and it is palpable and it does feel angry and it does feel like it's not going to go away and i think that's great. it feels like a change is properly happening. >> i'd do anything to catch -- >> the oscar ceremony at the beginning of march might well point towards the change with some surprising winners and possibly a forthright acceptance speech from this lady. >> a funeral has been held for the veteran chef paul bocuse, known as the poem of french gasp tron my. the ceremony at lyon cathedral
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brought mourners from around the world. >> they came in the hundreds. the great and good of the gastronomic world, dressed in their chief white to pay tribute to the man credited with changing the face of french cooking. the chefs stood in the aisles. they would flown in from around the world to say goodbye to a man who had been their inspiration and in instances, their teacher. paul came from a family of cooks going back to the 18th century. he was an architecture of the nouvelle culture. he was known for his flair in the kitchen as well as his showmanship and helped usher in an era of celebrity chefs. he was so popular in france people stood outside the cathedral -- cathedral in the rain to watch the service on video screens. [applause] paul bocuse will be buried in
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his family's vault in a village just north of lyon, not far from his restaurant he turned from a modest inn into a world famous temple of world cassini. >> you're watching "bbc world news." bye for now. >> i'm katty came in washington. 911 gentlemen and christian phraser in london for "beyond 100 days" on monday. we look forward to seeing you then here on pbs. >> national presentation of "bbc world news" is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you.
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