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woman: this is "bbc world news america." is made possibley... the freeman foundation; by judy and peter blum-kovler foundation, pursuing solutions for america's neglected needs; and by contributions to this pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. laura: this is "bbc world news america." reporting from washington, i am
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laura trevelyan. the een agrees to a period of transition for harry and meghan. iranian officials deny using live ammunition against protesters, as tensions run high in tehran. the bbc's given access to the site where missiles fell near u.s. troops. >> this is from one of five missile barrages. enough to force over these concrete barriers. >> usa! laura: plus, senator cory booker is dropping out of theac presidential r why the new jersey democrat could light up a stage but couldn't raise enough cash to stay in the game. laura: for those watching on pbs and around thelobe, welcome to "world news america."
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today queen elizabeth met with her grandson prince harry to figure out how he and his wife, meghan, will stepfeack from oil her majesty had the final word from of course from saying that while she respects the couple's wishes, sh they remain full-time working royals. the duke and duche of sussex will divide their time between the u.k. and canada. royal correspondent nicholas witchell reports. nicholas: within the seclusion of sandringham housemily meeting chaired by the queen and attended and is two sons, prince william, harry, duke of sussex, to discuss how o step away fromthe e royal family. after the talks from the queen issued a statement saying "although we would have preferred them to remain full-time working members of the royal family, we respect and understand their wish tode be me
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ndent members of the royal family well-being a part of my family." she went on wo say that they d be "a period of transition in which the sussexes will spend in canada and the u.k." whatever the precise reasons for the sussexes' disenchantment, it is clear that the royal family is determined topr fintical solutions. in a statement, "the sussexes don't plan to rely on public funds." security is one of the complex before today's talks began,d. william and harry had come together to denounce a newspaper story which suggested the sussexes felt they'd been pushed away by the "bullying attitud w ofliam." "the story was false, offensive, and potentially harmful," the brothers said. today's talks and kenexa statement by the queen have emphasized to the family's understanding and sympathy for harry. people who know him bieieve his
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loyamust be in turmoil. >> i think harry will be hugely conflictedt the moment. he loves his wife, he wants to protect his wife, and she can it would seem, is very an unhappy living here in our royal family. on the other hand, he was born into the royal family. he has served it. he served queen and country in the military setting. he expected to snd his whole life working for the royal family. nicholas: and while harry may be conflicted, it appears meghan feels winded by criticism which in some cases she believes has rbeenially motivated. however, the home se tetary believis mistaken. >> i am not in that category at all where i believe is racism at all. i think we live in a great country, great society, full of oprtunity where people of any background can get on inife. nicholas: as the talks ended and
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members of the royal family left a sandringhamonight, it is clear there is more work to be done. but the queen says inater statement he once final decisions about the sussexes to be reached in the coming days. nicholas witchell, bbc news, sandringham. laura: f more on what is next for harry and meghan, i was joined earlier from new york by a writer and cohost of the " royally obsessed" podcast. however they going to earn a living without trading--how are they going to earn a living without trading on the titles? >> it is hard to imagine they will not trade on their titles or popularity, and it is related to their royal lives, or previously royal lives as it might become. haworking inty roles, and the basis of that popularity will still be th le royes. laura: the queen made it very clear today that she wished they had stayed on as full-time royals. this is something of a royal rift, isn't it? >>'m not sure about the rift.
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y today she cleapressed disappointment, and the reports coming out of the palace of leaks, sources say they are disappointed. for a long been coming we saw the first step of a royal rift last summer when the cambridgees and sussexes broke apart charitable endeavors and began to work separately. this has been comingn bits and bytes slowly over the last two years, i would say. laura: but what kind of royal duties are harry and meghan ting to assume as they split their time betwe u.k. and canada? katilin: it is hard to say, and i am supernterested to see how it will play out, because for example, they said in their initial statement they hope to still work with the patronages, but the word "patronage"s sugge is indicative of their lives as royals. how do you continue workinwith the charity if it isatot officiallyronage? there's patronages were handed down by the queen to an.
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it is difficult to say how that will work, and that is what i'm interested to see andhat still has to be hammered out, as the queen said in her statement today. these things have to be worked out. laura:th indeed, and aqueen said herself, the royal family has to be seen to be believed. how difficult a moment is this for her, these popular younin royals sg back? katilin: i think her statement today was a special moment for her, really inditive of what she is going through. it feltan very intimate ce cap using the word "family-- , and she kept using th" over and over the queen has had a long life and had a lot of public and private disappointments, especially related to family, over the last 90 years. this is a smalln chapterat has been a while the life for her. laura: briefly, is prince charles going to be foot tg the bill f well couple's lifestyle--royal couple's
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lifestyle? katilin: that is something the proposed in their frequens asked questi the site. they said they would divorce themselves from the sovereign grand but still take 90% of the how is that going to work, especially when the money shifts to william when the omes? i think that is a real sticking point for a lot of people, how exactly is that going to work, still living off orles's ut money? how that is goi to work. i don't know how much we will not publicly. laura: thanks for being with us. katilin: of course. laura: iran has denied usingn live ammunitioainst its own people after protesters took to the streets of tehran. they were angry at the downing j the ukrainian passenger by an iranian missile. officials sayhe plane was shot down by accident, killing everyone on board including many canadian iranians. the unrest comes a week after iran fir air bases housing u.s. forces in iraq. that was retaliations.or the
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illing iran's general soleimani. one of the bases hit was al-assad from where quentin similar was the only british tv correspondent to see the damage. quenti the united states embassy in baghdad on a mission, to protect american resilience in iraq. the embassy below was under siege, and its bes under attack, but the message to the assembled press pack is america is still a commanding presence here. and th is despite this. >> goddamn! quentin: new footage filmed by a u.s.irmen of iran's attack on coalition forces at al-assad airbase. the attack lasted two hours. the reason the american-led waalition has brought us your face because theed to show that iran was not messing around--brought us here todaybes
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use they wanted to show that iran was not messing around. look at the enormous blast this must've come from, enough to force over these concrete barriers. on the other side is a concrete bunker, and inside was a u.s. contract. he was there throughout the attack it is blast holes probably saved his life. america is under pressure in isiraq these days, so counts as a success. advancearng meant to the troops were hunkered down in bunkers. no one died. it is rare for the u.s., with all its firepower, to be attackede- fac with conventional forces you could h. >> very loud explosions. bright whites. lig the shoulder we hav i it is open, is outside. you can literally see the whole a skyline, and thew seconds later, you hear that just tremendous boom. quentin: iraq is now a more
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dangerous place. it was custom soleima-- qassem soimani's assassination which triggered this attack. foreign troops escape unscathed, but the same can't be said for its mission. iraq wants its foreign guests to leave. relations between the u.s. and iraq are now a tangled mess. baghdad says they have a year to clear up and get out. america says it is staying put. all the while, i read wates and weights -- iran watches and its. at al-assad airbase, they say xtey are lucky, but america may not see the attack coming. quentin sommerville, western iraq. ura: president trump has faced many questions over thee rationale for ttack that killed soleimani. even his defense secreta he did not see the specific evidence backing up mr. trump's claim thatpl soleimani was ning attacks on four u.s.
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embassies. the president tweeted this morning, "don't really matter if an attack was imminent because of his horrible past." i was joined earlier by p.j. the u.s. state department.r poi the president have a that it doesn't matter if the attack was imminent because soleimani was a bade? lip.j.: in terms of cs and political legitimacy, he has gotten considerable support for the decision to take g oeral soleimani. as a constitutnal matter, given thatdee are not in a ared war with iran we are more like a shadow war, the administration has not offered a convincing argument that a threat was imminent. soleimani was clearlyanrous, working against u.s. interests, goes to whether the imminence administration needed to consult
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with congress before taking this oteri step. --military said. laura:u when ook at the mass protests in iran over the shooting down of that ukrainian airliner, has the trump administration contributed to leadership with soleimani's killing? p.j.: i think the president can count himself as fortunate here. yes, there is no pressure on the iranian government -- now pressure on the iranian government due to the tragic downing of the ukrainian airliner. if you go back to thet,uclear agreemhat reversed the tables for a period of that. li is miserable in iran, and for a whileeg theime can say this is the fault of the americans. sunow the pr is back on iran, and can the adminuttration stayf its own weight and let-- own way and let the
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political pressure continued to force the government into reforms and perhaps a negotiation? laura: p.j., what is the strategy here when the president says he wants a better iran nuclear deal somehow? p.j.: well, ie think that wh the strike could be viewed as legitimate,n the quest whether it was strategic. administration's twint the objectives, one is avoiding further costly wars in the middle east, and the other is a better deal. it seeable future --the foreseeable future how tstrike moves as closer administration says it wants to there is considerable risk that isting legal and economic war will morph into a military conf hct, and it is ved to see given how close general soleimani was to the ayatollah that he is going to give a green light to negotiations as long as
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presidentrump remains in fice. laura: p.j. crowley, thank you for being with us. one last note on this -- in c new intervieadian prime minister justin trudeau said that if there had been noio te and no escalation in the region, the ukrainian passenger plane would not ve been broug down, and those on board with still be alive. at the 57 canadians were killed in the crash. the u.s. attorney general says the killing of three americans by a saudi air force officer at florida a race last month was an act of terrorism. the u.s. is sending 21 saudi military trainees back to their home country following an investigation into the tech. 17 of the trainees were found to have some kind of jihadi materialn social media. others had contact with child pornography. david calhoun has taken over as billing's chief executive with-- boeing's chief executive with a message to staff of theompany needs to focus on integrity. he replaces dennis muilenburg.
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the plane has been grounded in march of last year following two fatal ashes. u e watching "bbc world news america." still to come on tonight's program -- >> when you bring me out, can you introduce me as joker? laura: "joker" leads the pack for oscar gold, but once again there is drama on screen as female directors areassed over-- off screen as female directors are passedr ovefor the nominations. officials in the philippines are warning that a hazardous eruption of toxic gas may be minent from the country's volcano which has been spewing columns of ash into the sky. more than 8000 people have been evacuated from the area surrounding the volcano,d aro 70 kilometers south of the capital, manila. one province has declared a state of calamity. howard johnson reports. howard: organic lightning, a--
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all caps lightning -- volcanic lightning, a spectacular event. the warning means a has a disrupti could occur within hours or days. today, thick black ash billowed out of volcano as scientists confmed it had begun to spew lava. a steady flow of local residents left a 14-kilometer exclusion zone. at a petrol station, there were scores of motorcyclists by infield hit elsewhere, -- buying fuel. elsewhere, people vainly attempted to clear ash from their properties. oyedhere were many des is him is like a deset because of the thickness of the mud.
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elhowardwhere, manila's main international airport reopened today, but many flights are ndsubject to cancellations long delays. the country's secondost active volcano last experience a sustained period of volcanic activity between a kcd five and 1977,--between 1965 and 1977. tonight, families taking refuge in evacuation centers are hoping that history won't repeat itself, and today's limited lava flow is as bad as itets. howard johnson, bbc news. laura: turning to u.s. politics, cory booker is dropping out of the race for the presidency. sen. booker: today i am suspending my campaign for pipresident in the samet with which it began. laura: the democratic senator from new jersey had an uplifting message on the campaign trail,
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using his inspiring personal story, but that never translated in the bank.ling numbers or ch the bbc's anthony zurcher is in iowa, site of thfirst presidential caucus in three wee'ime, and he joined me a short tike ago. cory bwas preaching an empathy and not division. w that message going down in iowa? anthony: people like cory booker, people like his campaign appearances. a lot of standing ovations when he took the stage. cory booker was able to get the crowd to give him a standing ovation when he left. he was that captivating even from people who were not supporting him. the thing is, there were not a lot of people supporting him. if voters who wanted a candidate who had a sharper edge, they y nt with someone besides cory booker, and if tnted a unity candidate they went with the joe biden or mo and more pete buttigieg.
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he was caught between two different themes and they never translated to real support. laura: also suggesting that biden has got momentum, sanders has momentum, buttigieg has a. -- it. atoes this say on the even the next debate? anthony: it is very much in flux . a story over the past -- is rising tension between bernie sands' and elizabeth warren's cap, the two progressives. there were reports that they were disparaging durant and cost increase support can and elizabeth warren accused him of being divisive qom and thereas a story th dropped that in a private meeting between bernie sanders in elizabeth warre in 2018, bernie sanders told elizabeth warren that he did not think itan w could be elected president, something the sanders camp denied strenuously.
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shows that on the left, these progressives who are fighting for similar supporters are starting to feel the heat three wes before the iowa caucuses. laura: how significant in the end is iowa when later in february we have nevada and south carolin anthony: iowa overwhelmingly white, very liberal, so it isce not arily reflective of the democratic party as a whole when you get to places across south, california. it is a much more divse electorate. but there was a lot of momentum coming out of iowa for wh ver many democrats have won his caucuses a a few stitches springboard to winning the nomination.--and haven't used it to spring board to winning the nomination. there are three tickets out of iowa and the topic three whndidates will be the one continue on, and there is a lot among the four or five candidates in the running to be
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among those three. for somee like bernie sanders or elizabeth warren or pete buigieg and the billionaires who are ready, iowa isn't going to knockhem t. when you run out of money, you leave. it is not just because you lost io a. laura:hony zurcher in what looks to be freezinga, i thanks for being with us. anthony will stay there in the cold and be there as the islandscaucus in- three--- iowansin caucuhree weeks time. it is oscar season come and joker is smiling. the movie about that creepy okcomic-haracter has 11 nominations. director sam mendes is hoping that 2 world war i epic "1917." there is controversy over the female directors overlook and the lack of diversity over the the nominees fracking. will gompertz has been reviewing
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the nominees and here is his report. >> to bring laugther and joy to e world. will: the oscar nominations are income and perhaps sunsurprisingly, with awa using being criticized for lack of diversity, the four leading maleenders tell whit stories."joker," a batman origiy from is out in front with 11 nominations. nods each, the world war i epic "1917," martin scorsese's mafia saga "the irishman," and quentin tarantino's "once upon a time... in hollywood" about a fading star and his stunt double. who is going to win what? best actress, who is going to win? >> interestingly black british actress cynthia evo is nominated for "harriet." will: picy went? ---will she win? >>k i don't th. i think renee zellweger has this
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sewn up for "judy." will: best actor? >> joaquin phoenix for "joker." wi: it would be nice to see jonathan pryce. >> oh, a b will: moving on to the supporting actress, who would you like to wait? >> florence pugh. rising young british star, love her in "little women." will: who is going to win? >> laura dn. she is having a fantastic season for "marriage story." will:e and then we hst supporting actor, like a dogfight between beginners. joe pesci and al pacino fighting it out for the same phone, "the irishman." >> and then you have tom hanks for "a beautiful day in the neighborhood," but i think brad pitt will win for "once upon a time... in hollywood." will: let's move to best director, which like the golden globes and bafta's isn all-ma
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le lineup. >>in i was disapd, although pleased to see a korean film in the running, bong joon-ho for "parasite." but i think it will be sam mendes. he has notce won s "american beauty," his debut film in 1999. will: who do you think should wn and who do you thinkl win? >> i would love "little women" to win, but i think it is tarantino's "oncinupon a time... ollywood" just because itlf.wood loves movies about a: watch out for "1917," that is my pick. you can see all the day's news on our website. to see what we are working on at any time, check a set on twitter. i am laura trevelyan. announcer: funding for this presentation is made possible by... the freeman foundaon; by judy and peter blum-kovler foundation, pursuing solutions for america's neglected needs;
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contributions to this pbs station from viers like you. thank you. just up here. at's where... man: she out to those weapo i think we're off to a great start.
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