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dreams. yo tomorrow is now. purepoint financial. >> and now, "bbc world news." jane: this"b i world news america." reporting from washington, i am jane o'brien. rricane florence is barreling towards the east coast. residents are evacuating and preparing for the worst.ur laura: theis up in wrightsville beach in north carolina. ae hurricane is 400 miles out to sea and rapidroaching -- bearing down on us. jane: president putin says he n ows the identity of the two russian suspects ie nerve agent attack, but he insists there is nothing criminal about them. 10 years after the financial crisis which brought the global
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econom from those who bore the brunt of the fallout. >> where is the bailout for people affected? it literally took me until this year to get out of debt. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. today is the last day to get out -- that is the warning being given to residts of the evacuation zonic ahead of hue florence. the storm is barreling towards the coast of the carolinas, threatening to dump massive amounts of rain for many days and raising serious concerns about the storm's surge and wind. the bbc's laura trevelyan is in wilmingtonnorth carolina, and we crossed to her now. stit iting to look breezy.
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how seriously are people taking the warnings? laura: as you can see from the fact that the beach time is deserted, people are taking the warnings verseriously indeed. there is an evacuation order, mandatory one, enrce from 8:00 tonight. at 6:00, the electricity companf is turningower to make people leave. people are being told that it is a life-threatening storm. it is expected to get here thursday night and then stall and dump rain from 34 -- 24 to 36ours, and it is the threat of the rainfall that is the greast. here is colleague chris buckler on the preparations underwayrom the enormous hurricane. chris: right along the coast of the carolinas, marinas have been cleared of boats and eomes have betied of people. and shutteredd up in preparation for florence. the police have been roaming
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already quiet streets, warning that before the storm arrives , the families living here should leave for their own safety. >> we have been here 16 years e and never had cuate. >> we have had a couple of close calls. cressotti -- we thought the water might rise, storm surge. but this one downrit scares me. chris: on cape fear, they are closely studying the satellite images of this huge hurricane that is slowly approaching from we atlantic. no one can be sure it will land. along america's east coast, they are being told that the gathering clouds could bring a storm that has an impact for days. >> florence may stall after it makes landfall and move slowly south down the coast.ld this cean that parts of north and south carolina near the coast will experience frricane-force winds and hurricane conditio 24 hours or more. chris: it is a most three decades since the carolinas
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t perienced a storm on thakind of scale. hurricane hugo is still remembered today. and there had been panicked buying of water and other essentials at shops. even dozens of miles away from the coast, supermarket shelves have been emptied as people stock up ahead of the forecast of ferocious winds and rain. ow the devastation of this storm. chris: forecasters are predicting it could be the srm of a lifetime, and protectingli s here is the priority along this coastline.bu chriler, bbc news, wilmington. jane:d laura, you said they wo be turning off the power. what happens to people who stay? laura: well, jane, i was just talking to a couple who are going to stay put, and they are well aware of the risks. the governors of north and south
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carolina told residents very clearly that if you stay put, you do so at your own risk. thfirst responders will not come and get you when the storm is at its worst. you can only get help when it is past. people i talk to say that forecasts change all the time and make a go 10 mes south, it could go out to see, we are willing to take the risk. t most people are leaving, including one couple i spoke to were aoman who was here as a child in 1954 when hurricane hazel hit, and she remembers the devastation here and she is not taking any chances. like so many others, she is getting out. jane: given that this type of storm is so rare, how prepared are people? laura: well, you are exactly right. the last time there was a direct 1954. the carolinas was there have been other hurricanes since li it is the nature of this one. it is weakening a bit out at
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sea, butcut is gigantic. ently the size of four ohios, and it poses this triple threat. first of all, the storm surges to be twice as high as me, you can imagine that. rainfall uphe to 40 i you remember from hurricane harvey in houston last year that iit coveredas catastrophic flooding that continued for a week afterwards which really damaged people's homes. then of course you have what could be hurricane-force winds, enough to take the roof of your sturdily built home. these of the real threats that people are facing, and that is heedingany people a the warnings and leaving. ja: certainly a lot to worry about. laura trevelyan, thank you for joining us. russian president vladimir putin says two menccused of trying to murder former spy survey -- a surrogate-- screwbal daughterripal and
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yulia are not s a week since they were named by military intelligence said to be involved in the novichok poisoning. president putin says the men are civilians and is encouraging them of giving their version of the events. sarah rainsford reports from moscow. sarah: these are the two men nerved of innervation- a e agent attack in salisbury. it has been a week since they were named as russian intelligence agents. a week that russia spent denying any of this in evidence. now vladimir putin has addressed the claims directly. with a half smile, he used a stage at this economic forum to enough that the suspects were not agen, but civilians. pres. putin: we know who they are. we foundhem. i hope they will appear and explain everything. this would be best for everyone. there is nothing special here, nothing criminal, i assure you.: sahe salisbury poisoning skripal, aei
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former spy whounetrayed his y. but his daughter fell sick too, and a policeman who visited their home. dawn sturgess was poisoned and died three months later. her boyfriend found a perfume bottle filled with novichok. officials here have beking the british case against russia as absurd, soap opera. they have even claimed that cctv footage was faked. so it is not clear who might come for.rd n u.k. police say the suspects used aliases. could it be men with the same names, or the actual men from the mug shot? one former kgb officer told russia could be behind the salisbury attack, that the culprits never expected to be discovered. behind their public statements, he thinks russian officials are worried. >> all of the elite understands the mess that russia is now in. the leadership sets the tone.
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they think the british made it all up, that it is all rubbish. but that is just bravado. everyone knows the consequences will be serious. sarah: outrage over the poisoning has already brought diplomatic expulsions and sanctions. after vladimir putin's surprise comments, all es are on moscow for the next move. jane: sarah rainsford reporting there. one woman who has sat across the table from russia in numerous negotiations is wendy sherman, who served as undersecretary state in the obama administration and was one of the chief negotiators of the iran nuclear deal. she is out with a new book, "not for the faint of heart," and shl joined my gues katty kay and christian fraser for their ."program "beyond 100 days katty: what more couldrn countries be doing in light of the skripal attack against russia, that would be politicallacceptable?
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wendy: i certainly think we need to be united and sanctioning russia for this kind of behavior, which has affected europe and the united states as well. but i also think we should be thinking strategically. you mentioned in the introduction, or your colleague did, that i negotiated with iran. the president is about to reimpose sanctions that will sendhe price of oil skyhigh, and that started today. onthe price of oil hasup. with the dollar being cheap and derussian oil companieing with in u.s. dollars for oil trade, that puts russia in a stronger economic position, which is not in our national security interest. i don't mean to harm the russian people. i think they have a right to live decent lives. but we really are not thinking strategically about what we need to do to weaken putin's control over his country. katty: thais a good lesson in the unintended consequences of foreign policy. one of the calculations the ith government needs to make when it assesses how tough to respond to russia is what impact they could have on the cost ho
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ing in london. clearly they are caught in this rather faustian pact. we do not want to put too much pressure on russia because thatt would afouse prices. wendy: one of the things i talk which the book, katty, you understand incredibly well, is the cost of courage. you have to pay a price, no wait around it. my folks took a very firm and on civil rights which cost them economically in terms of a residential real estate business. everything does come at a price, thd quite correctly, -- quite frankly i hope thae in , great britain will think hard about what is important here, and take the longer view than the immediate cost of housing. christian: if the price of oil goes up, ambassador, that will benefit the iranians as well. given the amount time you spent negotiating the nuclear deal, give myour thoughts. do you think it is possible to
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keep the jcpoa alive without the united states in it? wendy: i think it is going to be very, very tough to do. i'm tremendously admiring of europes efforts to create a facility so that small and medium enterprises can invest in iran. the sanctions that will come at the beginning of november are really tough measures that said that if you deal with th central bank of iran, you cannot deal with an american bank.ak that it hard for any that makes it hard for any company to do business in iran. uthough you are right that the price of oil goihelps iran, if the sanctions, which also include an oil embargo by the united states and put pressure on other countries not to deal in oil or face second or --coary economic sanctions by the united states, will put pressure back on europe in terms of whether it will embargo iranian oil. the last time we did this when we wanted to get them to the negotiating table, they lost a significant piece of their economy because of the decline in oil sales. jane: wendy sherman speaking
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to my colleagues kattyn ay and christaser for their program "beyond 100 days." president trump incited executive order to impose sanctions on countr individuals responsible for meddling in u.s. elections. it assigns the intelligence community to monitor and report on at times to disrupt infrastructure as well as propaganda. ofnacials say cnorth korea, iran, and russia have the capability to eate problems in e run-up to november's midterm elections. you are watching "bbc world news america." come on tonight's program, scotland gets its first design museum. we have gone to the city of dundee to have a look at it. police in australia have launched a new forensic search for the remains of a woman who vanish over 30 years ago. the disappearance is at the
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center of a true crime podcast series which has topped download charts around the world. its popularity has given the investigation you invictus. -- new impetus. reporter: inch by inch, a new search to solve a decades-old mystery, and thei case has now been followed by millions of people around the world. she disappeared 36 year ago, leaving behind her two young daughts and her husband, a teacher. he has always insisted that she denies anyhem, and wrongdoing. but his affair with a schoolgirl has led many to believe he killed his wife. two coroners have called for him to be prosecuted, but he has never been charged. she was reported missing by her star.d, a former league erreport: the search of the family home follows the success of t "teacher's pet,"
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a podcast which has y rutinized evep and encouraged more to come forward. prosecutorsve belhey have the makings of a case. >> this is all about getting we need to put our best foot forward and make sure that the evidence is sound. reporter:n the dmily moved from sydney a few years after the disappearance, but rumors of what happened here have always remain. this affluent, normally quiet sydni several is now the subject of intense scrutiny. police say that even if they don't find they could still bring forward murder charges. the digging will take at ast five days. please say the search -- police say the search will be the most comprehensive, and they e ow that peoplacross the world are waiting for the resus.
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jane: it has been 10 years since the start of the financial crisis which almost crippled the global economy. millions of americans lost their homes, the stock market plummeted, savings were wiped out. e u.s. economy has recovered since then, but the impact is still being felt. rajini vaidyanathan went to visit a family the bbc m during the crisis in rhode island to see how they are faring now. rajini: september 2008, and the u.s. stock market is sent into a panic after the collapse of the investment bank lehman brothers. these images of staff leaving with boxes are a reminder of the day confidence in wall street turned to crisis. main street america was hit hard. across the country, millionsst heir homes, and unemployment skyrocketed. in the country's smalleste sta, rhland, some of the biggest impact was felt with one ec 10 people left out of work. what has changed ae on? at the height of the recession,
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we met a mother of five who lost her business, her home, and her marriage. >> it's not easy as a mom to not know if you are going to be able to feed your kids. coming home anhearing them say "i'm hungry." rajini: today she has a new job and is renting a he. >> i don't live in fear anymore. rajini: she bounced back through her hard work, and she is still angry the banks were bailed out by the government while she struggled on her own. >> the government did not step in and say, hey, we see you need help with your mortgage, here is some help. w no, t to the corporations, the banks, to bail them out. but where was the bailout for the people that were affected? it literally took me uuntil this year to get out of debt. rajini: for the generation who grew up with the crisis, the econom future looked uncertain. >> i was so sad and angry, and i
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didn't want to be around anyone. rajini: holly's daughter is now 24 and the mother of a five-year-old. >> she is so rajini:h wemployment rates falling, she has found work, but lives with her dad. having her own home remains a distant dream for her and many other millennials. >> trying to make your paycheck stretch. "mommy, i want thalollipop" -- i can't give it to you because i lve a budget and i have to make this check last g as i can . i'm sorry, kid, i can't give you that lollipop. it is tough. rajini: it is the wot financial crisis in living memory. although data shows the economy is strong, decade on, the ripples from the crisis are being felt far and wide. rajini vaianathan, bbc news, rhode island. jane: a brief time ago, i spoke sto diank, chief economist for grant thornton.
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she joined us from chicago. swhy is it takingo long for the effects of the economy to be felt particularly by young people? diane: this is an interesting aspect of it. millennials were the hardest hit generation and people belittle them more than they believe in them. this is a generation that has the overhang of student debt. they diget to be the most educated and diverse generation -- weve ever produced, have ever produced,fuhich is wond but they do that at a price. they have a lot of student debt, which makes it harder for them to get a home. we have had a loss of supply of homes. one of the ripple effects of the crisis, peop did not repair and keep up their homes. we have older stock of existing homes, and theres not as many existing homes for people to buy in the entry-level market. when they do, they put a lot of money into upgrading it, because it wasn't worth it to a home that was falling in value. ne: in your diary that you
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kept of when lehman brothers collapsed, you said there was no plan b. is there one now, or could this still happen again? diane: we will have some other kind of crisis. noll it happen in the same way? no, but it will beer crisis. the question is, wen did this hahe way it did? one of the issues we always forget to change the way i think about the world is what is happening and what we cannot whato wrong? see. as good as the economy is today in the u.s., i'm worried about what am i missing, what could go wrong. imyou get complacency when se good and you miss what happening in the shadows. much of what happened with the subprime crisiis what we call shadow banking. it was in the banks that were not overseen by the federal reserve. the banks boughtpu debt and it on their balance sheets and werx sed to it, but the did not issue the debt. we have these tentacles in the system that we didn't see. but we want to do now is picndup the ro look underneath it in the garden and see what is underneath, because that is where the bugs and the problems are. that is one of the things we
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didn't do back nd we have to be vigilant about doing today.if jane: bue do spot the problems before they, what can governments actually do, individual governments, given the interconnected nature of the global economy? rdane: this is the really part, because what we really need to do is share information, the idea was to coordinate financial regulation. there has been some of that, not a lot of it, so that wetron't are. things are going on in london we didn't know that harmed us here. us here.gry about there was a lot of these connections that were global in nd the rate at which it spread around the globe underscore that. we are undermining our institutions globally right now in terms of where the united states stands, and frankly, theo rise olism around the world is making countries more nationalistic, but our financial system is still interconnected. moving in that direction could mean we are losing l information we needed to share. one of the things we need to do
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is be really vigilant not just what the data shows us, bue where don'have the data, or where are the pockets in the adows. that is what the fed needs to do, that is what every central-bank needs to do, that is what governnts need to think about as well. jane: thank you very much indeed for joining me. diane: thank you. jane: scotland is getting its first museum dedicated to design. the city of dundee already has a rich history of creativity, and jw it is featured in what has been hailed as tel in the transformation of the city waterfront. will gompertz went to have a look. will: the concrete-clad form is reminiscent of a jagged overhang or the prow of a ship about to sail. it is a striking new addition to the waterfront, a low-rise inverted pyramid. it is the first buildinin the
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this respected japanese architect. >> i got the inspiration from a cliff from scotland. that cliff is a kind of conversation between water and land. the far side is a little bit twisted. it integrates nature and city.e will: ne changes when you enter. the cold exterior gives way to a warm, woodpaneled atrium.he you access two main galleries on the first floor. will present temporary one exhibitions, the other the history of scottish design. e we are in the heart of museum. the rt that looks at scotland's amazing design creativity. it brings design to be inspirational the people coming in here, whetherllhey are lofrom dundee or more widely from scotland or visitors around the world. will: this is one of the museum's star exhibits.
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is an art nouveau masterpiece which started life in 1907 in glasgow bore being salvaged prior to hotel redevelopment in the 1970's, and then lovingly y furbished and restored here for people to enr the first time in 50 years. the galleries look terrific, but what effect will the museum have on dundee itself? >> it means jobs, it means an increase profile across the country, but more than anything, a sense of pride for people who live and wk here. we have the affluent parts of the city. of course there are parts with economic deprivation. we have children in poverty and we do have a drug problem. how is the museum going to help that? see thatages people culture is not just for affluent people. cultureod is for ever will: the museum is expected to attract half a million visitors in the first year. it helps like the ggenheim to become a cultural
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