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hello. this is bbc world news. our top stories. a new anti-austerity coalition is formed in greece. the party joins force with the left-wing independent group. it's down to business. time to renegotiate the terms of the euro zone layout. barack obama becomes the first u.s. president to become chief justice of india's public day parade. people living on the east coast of the united states brace themselves for a huge snowstorm. and making the history. this woman is about to become the church of england's first female bishop.
hello. greece's radical left-wing party has agreed to a deal that gives it enough support in parliament to form a coalition government. the agreement was struck after talks the between the leader alexis tsipras. they are seen as a right-wing grouping on the opposite side of the political spectrum from tsipras told the forces that that would not be a problem. >> now we represent the nation. all the greeks will be together.
in europe. thank you very much. >> well of the greek parliament's 300 seats, syriza now holds 149. that is just short of an absolute majority. the new democracy party currently has 76 seats. and the third largest party, the golden dawn party with 17 seats. syriza's party leader was to renegotiate the terms of the country's huge bankruptcy bailout, leaving greece short and there's no economic uncertainty across europe. in athens martin has been following developments is and said it didn't take long for mr. tsipras to put a coalition together. >> just an hour of talks between kommenos for an agreement to be made. the new government will have 162 mps out of the 300 that sit in the parliament building behind me. in a sense, they are likely
bedfellows. one is this firebrand, alexis tsipras. the other, a right-winger. kommenos is a leader of a party that's much more hard line on issues like immigration, but they're both fiercely anti-austerity and anti-bailout. and that is what this coalition is going to use as its selling point. they are united in their opposition to the bailout. mr. tsipras will now say he has a big democratic mandate to go to berlin and brussels and say austerity and the bailout is a thing of the past. we need to sit down with leaders, other euro zone leaders to try to work out a middle ground. to move greece out of its massive debt burden and to try to stop this country from defaulting on its debt keep it in the euro but get rid of that harsh austerity. >> how much room does this new greek government have? because, leaving the euro would be extremely difficult and dangerous for the greek economy. and likewise can they actually live without the bailout?
>> reporter: it's a big question. greece has big debt commitment in the next few weeks in march and has to pay $2.5 billion to the imf. later this year in july or august, it has to give up $7 billion to the european central bank. it doesn't have the money, the coffers are endmpty. mr. tsipras says the commitments are a thing of the past. we're not going to pay this money to the outside creditors, because we've been elected on an anti-austerity program. and miss merkel says, you have to honor it or greece will go into default. i think it's a big game of who will blink first. neither side wants greek to leave the euro or default on the debt. they'll probably have to work together because mr. tsipras' election will inspire other anti-bailout, anti-austerity movements from across the eu, from from spain, italy, and other countries to rise up and say, the time of the austerity
movement is over and there is now another show in town. >> from the time everyone is watching alexis tsipras, one newspaper is saying is he a hero or untried lightweight? >> reporter: possibly both. he's 40 years old and he's not been prime minister before. he's not been a minister before. he is charismatic, photogenic, seen very much as a new face here as a country that has yo yo betweened the same political faces for the last 40 years. and that really explains his support. in the great suited world of greek politics he is something new. but he's made big pledges, re-hiring all the public servant who is have been fired, raising the minimum wage and salaries. giving electricity to those electricity who's been cut off. how is he going to fund it or move forward? that's a big challenge for him in the days and weeks ahead. >> aaron, this is having a huge impact isn't it? >> markets are watching this very close. have been watching it for weeks,
the lead up to it. but all those promises how is the new greek government going to pay for? even the experts don't know that at the moment. but the euro has already fallen sharply on the news briefly heeding its lowest level against the dollar in more than 11 years. it's greece's finance and a possible roll back of those tougher measures that have investors most worried. i'll put this together for you. let's take a look at the state of the greek economy, and i'll warn you, it ain't a pretty picture. one of the biggest headaches is the number of people out of work in greece. it is staggering. it's currently unemployment currently over 25%. youth unemployment, even worse, at almost 50%. now, as you can see from these graphs the economy has been pretty much shrinking continuously since 2008 only exiting a recession late last year. you can see the little blip there, but look at that that is all the recession time for greece. greece's national debt has spiraled and now totals 175% of
growth domestic product. gdp. what does that mean? it means greece is the second most indebted nation on this planet. now, here's the really tricky one. greece's european partners and the imf have committed 200 billion euros. basically, these loans have been propping up greece. and the current round of funding expires on february the 28th. and talks have stalled since september, amid arguments about belt tightening. and it is the austerity measures that this bloke right here alexis tsipras, and his left-wing party, syriza say they want revert. it's going to be some tough dollars, tough negotiations certainly with the rest of europe, but in particular the germans. the germans probably don't want to borrow. let me show you a quick flash of the markets. you can see, pretty much what we're seeing most of the morning. the ftse just a pinch down.
the dax in germany, slightly up. why haven't we seen a big fall on the market? some suggesting that the tone of syriza since the win has been softened. they want to be pro-europe, well, they are pro-europe and they are pro-euro they say, but months of negotiations ahead of us and other anti-austerity parties in particular in spain, portugal and france watching this very closely. you can tweet me and i'll tweet you back. you can get me @bbcaaron. that's coming up in just over an hour's time. geeta, take care. >> thank you. >> we just want to show you some pictures in athens of the presidential palace. that is the outside, it's a beautiful day there in athens. and we know that's a site of one
of the talks. and the fact that they are very hard line on the bailout, it is just possibly that tsipras is going to be very very tough. certainly backs up his line. and one financial planning fish has said the new government has no plans to meet with negotiators. more of course on any developments of a government being formally called as we expect at some point, from athens. we will back there live. president obama has become the first head of state to attend india's festivities. the invitation to be the chief guest marks the relationship between mr. obama and the indian prime minister. the bbc has been following events in delhi. >> as the american president,
the chief guest, is a huge get for the indian president. it is designed to develop a strategic relationship that is surprised just about everybody. to give you a sense of where i am, first of all, this is right in the center of delhi, the heart of the business district. if you look over my shoulder all of those buildings there, absolutely concentrated on business, on trade, on commerce. john kerry, the american secretary of state, was saying that he thought that trade between the two countries could increase from $100 billion a year to $500 billion, and quickly. but today, so far, has been dominated, an extraordinary day of culture and color. just a short wile ago, a troop of camels came past here extraordinary color. >> reporter: a rain-swept delhi marking a day of national importance for india. for days these men have
practiced to be perfect. today, the final performance. watching them is perhaps the most high-profile chief guest india's republic day parade has ever had. barack obama was invited by prime minister modi. that he accepted to attend the spectacle of india's military strength has been viewed as an endorsement of mr. modi's leadership. yesterday, the two nations announced a new declaration of friendship. cooperation on defense was agreed on a hope that many of the guns and tanks rolling by in the future would be supplied by america, to become a bigger player in india's multi-billion-dollar defense market. this parade is known for the indian troops on display, but it also showcases the diversity and colors of india's various states. now, this happens every year on republic day, but this particular one is being viewed
as special, because it's the first time the president of the united states of america is the chief guest. what was also different this year was that for the first time, an all-women contingent was marching. women was the theme of the parade, in a country that's repeatedly been in the spotlight for crimes against women. people came out as thousands to watch, sheltering themselves however they could. the cold and rain didn't seem to have dampened spirits. >> for my daughter a great honor that the u.s. president is here as the chief guest and i wanted to show my children all the diversity of our country. >> the president's visit already got a thumbs up from both sides, and for now, there's a strength here that has given a leg up to
india's place in the world. >> reporter: well, that's a little of today's celebration. trade, defense, diplomacy, global security. they're all on the shopping list of areas that these two leaders hope to make progress on. climate change, too. india is well aware of the risks of things like rising sea levels, pollution is something also that they are already dealing with here. well, just a little earlier today, i went to the outskirts of deli to see the deli fog roll in. and that is something they deal with especially every day here. it comes in and blankets the whole of this city. this is delhi fog. the haze the pollution, that hangs pretty much permanently over the capital. it now ranks as the worst air quality on the planet even
worse than china. when you breathe in you can generally taste the pollution here. it's worse at this time of year when it's colder and it's a combination of things. it's the rapid growth of the capital, it's coal-burning power stations, it's 7.4 million cars in delhi. that's more than mumbai calcutta put together. and the geography of where this city sits doesn't help. it's in a bowl-like setting, trapping the dirty air. now, one of the areas in the run-up to this visit that the americans were hoping to make progress on is in climate change. india is the world's third worst polluter, yet it resists cuts to its emissions. they understand the dangers of climate change but its obsession, the focus on economic growth. how uncomfortable is it? is it committed to environmental
issues? that's the question. already, the indian prime minister in the last 24 hours has been talking about his personal commitment to clean energy. we'll keep an eye on what deals are actually signed up to now. now, a bit later, in a couple of hours, president obama will be sharing a roundtable with about 100 ceos as they return to that dominant theme of trade. we'll keep an eye on that and talk to some of those people who will be there in that roundtable. but for the two leaders, i suppose the key to this visit is whether they can translate all that symbolism we're seeing today into real substance. that is the crucial question. and we should actually try to find any clues as to whether there's an answer to that. just a quick point, we're here all day, all week here in india. we'll have much more on all of those issues that the president and the prime minister are discussing.
we'll look back at the parade and look at what life is like living and working in india. the successes, the challenges the aspirations. all of that here on global later today. geeta, back to you there in the studio. >> now we're going to cross to the north of england, because history is being made as the church of england consecrates its first female bishop at a ceremony in yorkminister. and libby lane will become the new bishop. >> -- be within your province of york and to give her all such consecrations, benedictions and ceremonies, as to the degree and office of a bishop shall be requisite. in witness whereof we have caused these are letters to be made patent witness ourselves at westminister the 15th day of
january, in the 63rd year of our reign. and this word is sealed under the authority of the queen's sign manual. >> the church of england is part of the one holy catholic and the first holy church. worshiping the one true god, father, son, and the holy spirit. the holy scriptures and set forth in the faith, that the church is proclaim a fresh in each generation led by the holy spirit, upon witness of christian truth in its formularies, the book on common prayer and the ordering of bishops, priests, and deacons.
in that will you your guidance under god, in bringing the grace and truth of christ to this generation and making him known. >> i, elizabeth jane holden lane, do so affirm and accordingly declare my belief in the faith, which is revealed in the holy scriptures and set forth in the catholic creed. and to which the historic formularies of the church of england bear witness. and in public prayer and administration of the sacrament, i will use only the forms of service which are authorized or allowed >> you have already taken the oath of allegiance to sovereign. >> archbishop of europe there as reverend libby lane becomes a
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if you're watching us on the east coast of the united states be warned you could be about to be hit by a huge snowstorm. new york has warned people to prepare for the worst. >> reporter: extreme weather is on the way, and residents in boston could be doing this all over again. they've already had snow but even more is forecast. >> i'm ready! i'm ready. bring it on. >> i enjoy it. you know, i used to live in tampa bay, so this is a nice treat. and it is new england. it is winter. >> reporter: 2 to 3 feet of snow is expected across large parts of the northeast united states from philadelphia to new york and boston. the authorities are warning it could be the worst snowstorm since 1872. >> we are facing most likely one of the largest snowstorms in the history of this city in the
recorded history of this city. so my message to all new yorkers is prepare for something worse than we have seen before. prepare to be safe. take every precaution. now is the time to get ready for this extreme weather. >> reporter: and some took warnings like that very seriously, stocking up on essential items. salt and grit spreaders were also being prepared while delta airlines has canceled 600 flights on monday. in a message on social media, the new york governor urged people to stay at home if possible, warning that roads and public transport could be closed. of course, some are looking forward to the snow as others brace themselves for severe disruption. ben brand, bbc news. well, on the other coast, less than a month to go before hollywood's big night out at the
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hello. i'm geeta guru-murthy with "bbc world news." a new coalition party has been elected in greek. after last night's victory, it's down to business. it's time to renegotiate the term of the country's euro zone bailout. barack obama becomes the chief guest at india's republic day parade. people on the east coast brace themselves for a huge snowstorm. and the church of england
consecrated its first woman bishop at a ceremony in westminster. hello. greece's radical left-wing party syriza agreed to a deal which gives it enough support in parliament to form a coalition government. the agreement was struck after talks between the anti-austerity leader alexis tsipras, and kommons from the independent party, often seen from the opposite side of the party, but he told reporters that that difference wouldn't be an issue. >> now we represent the nation. all the greeks will be together.
in europe. thank you very much >> well, the greek parliament 300 seats, syriza holds 149. that is just short of an absolute majority. the conservative new democracy party, which was in power, has been in government and it's got 76 seats. the third largest party is the knee neo nazi golden dawn. tsipras has now agreed to renegotiate the terms of the huge bankruptcy if shares have fallen and it's an economic uncertainty across europe. >> reporter: greece and europe have woken up to a political earthquake and are busy die jesting their political consequences. it's a dramatic change of the political guard in greece. it was quickly down to business for last night's victor. his landslide win didn't quite
deliver an overall majority. so a vital leader with a member of the right wing party. they may be at the opposite end of the political spectrum but they, too, are fiercely anti-austerity. it didn't take too long for the men to work out a deal. the independent greeks confirmed they've agreed to join a coalition with syriza. >> we represent the nation. the greek nation is one government together. all the greeks will be together. >> reporter: for alexis tsipras, the triumph, rejecting an economic bailout program that has seen a greek economy shrink by a quarter and led, he said to national humiliation. but what now? the new greek government will be ready to cooperate and negotiate for the first time with our partners. we want to serve beneficial and viable solutions, so the greek
can leave behind. >> his supporters may have been buoyant, but how can he now deliver on his election pledges and renegotiate greece's bailout, when the country's creditors led by germany, are so opposed. as german's newspapers record greece's dramatic shift to the left german and eu leaders will be bracing for what will be difficult negotiations and no doubt more turbulent times for the euro zone. after the celebrations of the night before they're clearing up outside of greece's parliament. many greeks may see the dawn of a new hope but many others still question what the price will be in greece and beyond. nick chiles nbc news. now president obama has become the first u.s. head of state to attend india's republic day festivities. the invitation to be the chief guest of the military parade in delhi marks a close relationship between mr. obama and the
indiana prime minister narendra modi. >> reporter: having the american president here as the chief guest is a huge coup for the indian prime minister narendra modi. it is designed to cement a strategic relationship that has developed with a sense of surprise to just about everybody. this is right in the center of delhi, the heart of the business district. if you look over my shoulder all of those buildings there, absolutely concentrated on business on trade, on commerce. john kerry, the american secretary of state, was saying that he thought that trade between the two countries could increase from $100 billion a year to $500 billion, and quickly. but today, so far, has been dominated, it has been an extraordinary day of culture and of color. just a short while ago, a troupe of camels came past here 50 or so, extraordinary color.
>> reporter: a rain-swept delhi marking a day of national importance for india. for days these men have practiced to be perfect. today, the final performance. watching them is perhaps the most high-profile chief guest india's republic day parade has ever had. barack obama was invited by prime minister modi. that he accepted to come and attend the spectacle of india's military strength has been viewed as an endorsement of mr. modi's leadership. yesterday, the two nations announced a new declaration of friendship. cooperation on defense was agreed on a hope that many of the guns and tanks rolling by in the future would be supplied by america, to become a bigger player in india's multi-billion-dollar defense market. >> this parade is known for the indian troops on display, but it
also showcases the diversity and colors of india's various states. this happens every year on republic day, but this particular one is being viewed as special, because it's the first time the president of the united states of america is the chief guest. what was also different this year was that for the first time an all-women contingent was marching. women's empowerment was the theme of the parade in a country that's repeatedly been in the spotlight for crimes against women. people came out in house to watch, sheltering themselves however they could. the cold and rain didn't seem to have dampened spirits. >> it's a great honor that the u.s. president is here as the chief guest and i wanted to show my children all the diversity of our country.
>> it fills my heart with great pride. >> reporter: the president's visit already got a thumbs up from both sides. and for now, it's a strong sense here that it's given a leg up to india's place in the world. >> that's a little of today's celebrations. trade, defense, diplomacy, global security they're all on the shopping list of areas that these two leaders hope to make progress on. climate change too. india is well aware of the risk of things like rising sea levels. pollution is something also that they are already dealing with here. well just a little earlier today, i went to the outskirts of delhi to see the delhi fog roll in. and that is something they deal with every day here. it comes in and blankets the whole of this city.
this is delhi fog. the haze, the pollution, that hangs pretty much permanently over the capital. it now ranks as the worst air quality on the planet, even worse than china. when you breathe in, you can generally taste the pollution here. it's worse at this time of year when it's colder and it's a combination of things. it's the rapid growth of the capital, it's coal-burning power stations, it's 7.4 million cars in delhi. that's more than mumbai, calcutta put together. and the geography of where this city sits doesn't help. it's in a bowl-like setting, trapping the dirty air. now, one of the areas in the run-up to this visit that the americans were hoping to make progress on is in climate change. india is the world's third worst polluter, yet it resists cuts to its emissions. they understand the dangers of climate change, but its obsession, the focus on economic growth.
how uncomfortable is it? is modi committed to environmental issues? that's the question. already, the indian prime minister in the last 24 hours has been talking about his personal commitment to clean energy. we'll keep an eye on what deals are actually signed up to now. now, a bit later, in a couple of hours, president obama will be sharing a roundtable with about 100 ceos as they return to that dominant theme of trade. we'll keep an eye on that and talk to some of those people who will be there in that roundtable. but for the two leaders, i suppose the key to this visit is whether they can translate all that symbolism we're seeing today into real substance. that is the crucial question. and we should actually try to find any clues as to whether there's an answer to that. just a quick point, we're here all day, all week here in india.
we'll have much more on all of those issues that the president and the prime minister are discussing. we'll look back at the parade and look at what life is like living and working in india. the successes, the challenges, the aspirations. all of that here on global later today. geeta, back to you there in the studio. now, a number of commanders have been killed in a clash. the groups had been deployed to a remote village near a stronghold of the islamic front. they are searching for a malaysian national who is suspected involvement in a number of deadly attacks in the region. unconfirms reports say he may have wounded or even killed in sunday's fighting. the captured ugandan rebel leader is due to face the international criminal court in the haig.
a ceo commander in the lord's resistance army is due to stand trial, charged with war crimes. he's accused of thousands of murders and child abductions. let's go live now to our correspondent at the hague. i'm afraid the weather is very wet. that's affecting our picture, but carson can you just tell us what is due to be happening there today? >> hi geeta, not the best of dutch weather, but around 2:00 netherlands time, we're expecting to see mr. dominick appearing here for an initial trial, pre-trial hearing, where he will be told about the charges that he's about to face but also to establish his identity. it's a very significant state in terms of the justice that's expected. the indictment is issued for him and four other commanders in 2005. >> okay. we'll reeveleave it there because
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this is "bbc world news." i'm geeta guru-murthy. a resounding victory in greece's general election. and barack obama attends india's republic day parade the first u.s. president to be invited as chief guest. if you're watching in the east coast of the united states, be warned you could be about to face a huge snowstorm, a potentially historic blizzard could dump up to 60 centimeters of snow that's according to the
u.s. national weather service. roads have been prepared and shoppers are stocking up on food in preparation for the storm, which could affect major cities including boston and new york. the mayor of new york warned residents to prepare for the worst. >> we are facing most likely one of the largest snowstorms in the history of this city in the recorded history of this city. so my message to all new yorkers is prepare for something worse than we have seen before. prepare to be safe. take every precaution. now is the time to get ready for this extreme weather. >> let's get some more details on when and where that storm is going to help. our weather presenter, sarah keith lucas is with us. looking pretty bad, isn't it? >> absolutely geeta. it is looking pretty bad. a life threatening and dangerous storm, the national weather center are referring to this as. why is it quite so bad? it does see a number of factors
combining. first off, some very mild air in charge across the western half of the u.s. and that's meeting cold air that we've got in the east. so the mix of cold and mild means quite a strong jet stream in the region. that jet stream is the driving force that's creating this area of low pressure. but what we're going to see over the next 24 hours or so is that the low pressure gradually pushes out into the atlantic and as it heads into the atlantic, it bumps into much milder and quite moist air on top of the atlantic. and that really deepens the low pressure really rapidly. then what happens is it turns northwards and head in anywhere from philadelphia up towards maine. that's where we can see the really intense area. 20 to 30 inches of snow likely for quite a wide area. but it's not just the snow. you can see the probationximity to the ice isobars. so there'll be heavy snowfall and damaging winds. a major snowstorm on the way, as we've been hearing.
and it's likely to cause problems. power outages, quite wildly and a travel destruction as well. three flights already canceled. damaging winds likely to affect the region over the next few days. by wednesday, there should be a little bit of an improvement. so for tuesday, boston and new york seeing the very heavy, disruptive snow expected to stroll in but by wednesday, things should start to quiet down. but over the next 24 hours, it's something we'll be keeping a close eye on. back to you, geeta. >> thanks very much. london they're looking into the murder of a former russian spy. they claim that the russian state was directly responsible for killing him, because of his vocal opposition to vladimir putin. russian agents have been accused of being behind a series of attacks on other critics of the kremlin, who now live beyond russia's border. he's been in exile since he was beaten up by russian intelligence agents.
here's his story. >> saeed is one of the kremlin's most vocal opponents, accusing president putin of committing war crimes and genocide in his home region of chechnya. he fled here to scarsburg many years ago, where he thought he would be safe. but last summer he says he started receiving threats and his worst fears were soon realized. today, back at the scene, he told me he was knocked unconscious by several men at the start of a terrifying ordeal. of. >> translator: when i regained consciousness, we were on a boat, on the river. they were polite saying let's come to an agreement. i told them i don't agree anything. they hit me again and when we were in the forest, they started
torturing me. burning me with an iron and crunching my fingers until they crunched. the pain was terrible. and they stabbed me in my leg with some sort of spike. >> reporter: as we go back to his home he told me the men were russian and had moscow accents. he's convinced they were intelligence agents sent to silence him. he believes he was targeted because he just submitted a case to the international criminal courts in the haig accusing president putin of war crimes allegedly committed when russian security torsforces crushed independents movement in chechnya. >> the fact that this attack took place here in strasbourg right in the heart of the european union, is particularly striking. but it's not unique. the russian intelligence agencies and their proxies have
also been accused of carrying out attacks in estonia, in austria, and in turkey over the past six years. when we asked president putin's spokesman to respond to the allegations that he had been attacked by russian agents he said this chechen is known to us and unfortunately, he's not completely psychiatrically healthy. but he says the threats continue including a recent approach here on the tram. it seems these are particularly dangerous times for russian opposition activists in europe and beyond. richard galpenn, bbc news strasbourg. now, history is being made as the church has consecrated its first female bishop. the reverend libby lane will become the first bishop of stockport after 20 years after
women became priests. let's go live now to europe where the consecration is happening. we're hearing an address and there is libby lane, bowing her head. >> god of the dawn morning star mother and father of all, we bless your holy name. seeing through creation as you did on the first day, and sold your servant, libby, with your encouragement, hope and grace. inspire her and your whole church to embrace the wholeness of your kingdom and the promise of your love amen.
heaven and earth of all that is seen and unseen -- light from light, true god from true god, through him, all things remain. he came down from heaven. from the holy spirit and the virgin mary for our sake he was crucified. he suffered death and was buried. on the third day he was buried in accordance with the church, hi ascended into heaven.
christ mindful of the good shepherd who lay down his life for the sheep. they are to love and pray for those committed with they are charged. knowing their people and being known by them. a faithful minister of the mysteries ofgood you are to provide and live your life free of prayer and praise. you are to build up the body of christ. nurturing god's people in the life of the spirit and leading them in the way of holiness. you are to discern and foster the gifts of the spirit in all who follow christ a mission in them to minister in his name. you are to provide over your relation of deacons and priests and to go together in your relation of bishops. as your pastor it is your duty to share with your fellow
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hello. you're watching gmt on "bbc world news." i'm lucy hockings. our top stories, a victory for the radical left in greece leaves euro stunned and the euro in free fall. the country's charismatic new leader alexis tsipras, promises greeks an end to five years of humiliation and suffering. how he plans to do that, though, is still unclear. >> i'm mark allow in athens where alexis tsipras will be sworn in as prime minister this morning, forming a kos litigation with a small nationalist party on the right. we'll look at how thi