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welcome to outside source, dayi of the new congress in washington and already republicans have delivered a high profile u—turn, many wanted to change how members of congress are overseen, donald trump was not keen on that idea, he tweeted about it and now it is not happening, we will be live on capitol hill. he has also been exerting influence through twitter on some of the businesses in the us, told general motors to begin making more cars and had a similar message for ford, now ford has announced it is moving a major planned facility from mexico to michigan. this is sir ivan rogers, uk top diplomat at the european union, he has resigned weeks before wrecks it negotiations are expected to begin, we will be live in westminster to discuss this. these are new images released by turkey of the man they say is the gunmen behind the new year's eve attack on istanbul, we know what he looks like, but he is still on the run. and a key syrian rebel group, the free syrian army, has pulled out of a planned peace talk over the syria
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conflict, bbc arabic is going to explain why. todayis today is the formal start of a major shift in power in america, we had the newly elected congress meeting to the first time, the republicans hold both houses, these are, i was going to show you live pictures, they dropped off, as well as congress, bear in mind, january 20, the republicans control the white house, the dynamics within the republican party are becoming very interesting. republicans in the house of representatives had hoped to push this through, it is an amendment to weaken the body that overseas claims of misconduct against members of congress, a niche
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concern but it has become a symbolic issue, it went ahead despite senior republicans in congress objecting but then a few hours ago, we heard this. in fact, but then a few hours ago, we heard this. infact, and but then a few hours ago, we heard this. in fact, and this is from writers, in fact, the us house republicans reversed course, withdrawing these proposed ethics panel changes. that's decision may not have been entirely unrelated to donald trump taking to twitter. strong words. let's speak with jane o'brien about this, joining us live from capitol hill. we have had a few m essa 9 es from capitol hill. we have had a few messages from viewers saying it is not just about donald messages from viewers saying it is notjust about donald trump, it is about constituents applying pressure toa pub about constituents applying pressure to a pub can men and women, any
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truth in that? there may well be. i think that whatever decision they reach, the interesting thing here is the fact that you have the president elect publicly rebuking members of his own party on the day that they are sworn in. regardless of why they decided to not go ahead with their tail -- decided to not go ahead with their tail —— with curtailing the ethics office, you have got a very public rift between donald trump and republican lawmakers. i cannot think of any republican lawmakers. i cannot think ofany similar republican lawmakers. i cannot think of any similar situation where you have barack of any similar situation where you have ba rack obama of any similar situation where you have barack obama publicly rebuking democrats on twitter, or any other social media. that is what is interesting. it raises the question, how is donald trump going to win over the support of republicans, many of whom did not support him during the presidential campaign, how is he going to win them over and how is he going to win them over and how are they going to rely on his
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support for the agenda that they wa nt to support for the agenda that they want to get through? it is a very interesting situation, that has really been illustrated on day i. interesting situation, that has really been illustrated on day 1. to what degree is donald trump reliant on congress to get through some of his signature policies, like increased infrastructure spending or tax cuts? that is a huge one, the infrastructure spending is going to cost billions of dollars, we know that there is a conservative wing of his party that do not want to spend any more money, they are vehemently opposed to any increase in spending, they themselves were elected on a mandate to cut the budget deficit and so far, what we have seen of plans to increase infrastructure spending, that will not do that. he may have opposition from them. in terms of obamacare, they are repealing obamacare, we know that republicans and donald trump want to
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reveal obamacare, republicans and donald trump want to reveal obamaca re, but what republicans and donald trump want to reveal obamacare, but what will they replace it with? these are questions that it replace it with? these are questions thatitis replace it with? these are questions that it is going to be interesting to see what answers come back. you, iand many to see what answers come back. you, i and many others have spent months and months and months reporting on the politics of last year, and here we are, the shift in power formally beginning, leading up to the inauguration on the 20th, does it feel different? that is a difficult question to answer, the problem is, you feel so in is constant and the whole thing, that the surprise, the shock, it is very difficult to tell what has actually changed at the moment, especially because donald trump is not actually here, we still have a president in the white house, barack obama, certainly the feeling where i am now, we have had freshman congressmen and senators walking through, doing lots of interviews, most of them republican, most of them smiling. untiljanuary 20, when
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donald trump takes the reins, i think that is when we will see the real difference in atmosphere. thank you very much indeed. jane will be pa rt you very much indeed. jane will be part of the bbc team in washington, dc as we cover the inauguration of donald trump on january dc as we cover the inauguration of donald trump onjanuary 20. this is the 115th congress. and it will be the 115th congress. and it will be the most diverse ever. we spotted this graphic from he pew research centre, it shows that from 2001, there has been an upward trend in diversity. progress only being made up diversity. progress only being made up to diversity. progress only being made uptoa diversity. progress only being made up to a point, as you will see in this report. voiceover: distinguished members of america's 115th congress have two notable features, they are overwhelmingly white and male, they don't look much like this diverse country, even with
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a few notable firsts. 0rlando's former police chief, valder means. she is now the first woman and first african—american to represent her district in florida. this means there will be a record number of black lawmakers on capitol hill,. —— capitol hill. —— val demings. asian—americans have 15 capitol hill. —— val demings. asian—america ns have 15 seats capitol hill. —— val demings. asian—americans have 15 seats in congress, it too is a record, among them, stephanie murphy, from florida, the first vietnamese american woman elected, and this fellow freshman, from washington state, the first indian american woman to serve. from the vada, the first latina senator, and from new york, the first dominican american elected to the house. they are among 38 hispanic representatives. even these impressive firsts don't do
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much to hide the big picture, only one in five members of congress is a woman, which means the us only ranks the same as bangladesh's 20%. israel has 28%, in sweden, it is 44%. while this may be the dawn of the most racially diverse us congress ever, capitol hill is still clearly an old boys club. studio: the main story here in the uk today, the uk's ambassador to the european union has resigned, sir ivan rogers, expected to play a key role in "brexit" talks, not anymore, scrutiny committee, who has described with some understatement that the whole situation is not ideal, hillary men, a senior member of the opposition
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labour party, leading pro—"brexit" figures are far less concern. —— hilary benn. arron banks has put a lot of his own money into campaigns to get the uk out of the european union. let's listen to the former leader of the uk independence party, nigel farage, leading figure for "brexit", with his reaction. i'm very pleased, after all, he is a committed europhile, he helped lead the renegotiations with david cameron that went so badly and came out the other day with an incredibly negative comment, that it might take up negative comment, that it might take up to ten years to renegotiate the bill, clearly the wrong man., meyer only regret is that he did not go the day after the referendum. —— my only regret. first of all, let's look at the practicalities, what impact might this have on when " b rex it" impact might this have on when "brexit" talks begin, and who is conducting? in terms of when talks begin, no impact whatsoever, downing
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street is absolutely determined to stick to its timetable, which is to trigger article 50, pushing open the exit door to the eu and starting negotiations by the end of march, there has even been a big court case here in the uk, which we don't have a verdict yet, it'll come quite soon, downing street has made it clear that even that won't derail the timetable, no chance that something like this will. sir ivan rogers was the leading diplomat, he was going to be in the room looking into the eyeballs of those 27 other eu member state diplomats, trying to hammer out the framework of the deal, clearly then is to be a new person put in place, it is not clear who that will be, but there will be plenty on the diplomatic circuit around the world, and here in london who would be eager for that posting. the way in which this is interesting, it shows the growing
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political intensity that will surround these negotiation, when even a diplomat like this, most people in the uk have never heard of, nevertheless has an important role, and his resignation has prompted a very angry debate not just about what caused it but what it means to about how the negotiation should be conducted. here was a guy who was prepared to speak truth to power, they said he should have stayed in the job. speak truth to power, they said he should have stayed in thejob. in the words of one mp, people pull pushing him aside haven't drunk the " b rex it" pushing him aside haven't drunk the "brexit" kool—aid. but nigel farage says that he should go, news part of the establishment which was in favour of the whole european project, and they think that he is the wrong man for the job. this news means hard brexit is more likely,
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according to some today, that it is more likely that the uk will leave the single market, is that your analysis? we use phrases like hard brexit, and people have to understand that downing street's view of all of this is that there is no such thing as hard or soft. in their view, you can cherry pick, they think that is a binary view, and they think they can cherry pick. what does britain give in return? another question altogether, does this mean we will be heading for a harder "brexit", a softer "brexit", ha rd to harder "brexit", a softer "brexit", hard to say, after all these insta nces, hard to say, after all these instances, where we get a bit of a glimpse into the kind of pressures and tensions that there are, within whitehall, within westminster, within government, over this issue, people trying to decode it, i am not sure it is quite that simple, in some ways we willjust have to wait
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and see. there is a divergence of views across government over this, some ministers believe britain should try to take an approach where we have the best bits of the single market, the customs union. on the other hand, others believe it is much clearer to pull all the way out of those things. we will have the way for a clearer picture, theresa may is expected to give a plan to parliament in the next couple of months, potentially in february. thank you very much. just as we did last year, covering "brexit" before the vote, after it, in brussels, then in bratislava and back in brussels again, as the story unfolds in the coming months, we will bring you extensive coverage. live reports from the centre of london, from washington, dc, next we will turn to turkey as we have done all we, the istanbul new year's eve gunmen is still on the run. we are learning more about him. a few different videos we can show you. this has been released by the authorities. this is the suspect ilming himself
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at taksim square in istanbul. it's thought he's from uzbekistan or kyrgyzsta n. thought he's from uzbekistan or kyrgyzstan. and that he arrived in turkey with his wife and two children in november. reports say his family have been detained. next this is footage from istanbul's main airport. footage of two foreign nationals detained and being question, these pictures from istanbul's main airports, the two men to pay attention to, one man wearing a woolly black hat pulled over his eyes, you can see him walking here, and behind him, a man ina bright walking here, and behind him, a man in a bright blue hooded top, you can see him among the throng, are the two being questioned in central istanbul. these are pictures film by a bbc team working with correspondent mark lowen. they are among the first journalists correspondent mark lowen. they are among the firstjournalists to be granted access to the nightclub where the attack took place. you can see it's located on the bosphorus river. some people jumped see it's located on the bosphorus river. some peoplejumped into the water to escape the bullets. the
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owners say that they will reopen the nightclub, it is a sign of a defined mood here, yes, people are sombre and fearful but turks have lived with the terror threat for decades albeit on a smaller scale and they are determined not to let its defeat them. in a few minutes, we have already talked about donald trump, we will talk about him some more, this time in the context of american business, he has criticised general motors in a tweet over where it ma nufa ctu res motors in a tweet over where it manufactures ca rs. motors in a tweet over where it manufactures cars. we will get into that. kurdish militants say that a british man has died alongside them. ryan lock, 20, died during an assault on and i is stronghold, one pro—kurdish campaigner, mark campbell, says the family are struggling to come to terms with the news. it is age and is shocked to
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them. ryan had said that he was going on holiday, apparently, to turkey, back in august. then he had put a facebook post up saying he had arrived in syria to fight isis. for your 20—year—old son, to see that, must have been awful. final confirmation on friday, and then went to visit them on sunday. two days later. so they were just obviously incomplete and utter devastation. distraught with grief. day i of the dayi of the new congress, there has already been a major u—turn from the republican held lower house on the issue of congressional ethics. some
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of the main stories from the bbc world service, yesterday we would talking about a deadly prison riot in brazil, these men may not be the sharpest tools in the box, they escaped, the man in front has been posting photos of himself on facebook bragging about the whole thing. the man behind him already called, would not be the biggest surprise is the man at the front is picked up before long as well. bbc brasil. new year's eve fireworks may have contributed to dangerously high levels of pollution in several german cities, 15% of vehicle emissions from the whole year, there are now called for a ban on private firework parties. 85,000 copies of an annotated edition of adolf hitler's mine camp have sold in germany in the year since its launch, you can read about that on the bbc news app. politics and
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business always intertwined, we suspect that will be even more of the case once donald trump takes overin the case once donald trump takes over in america, he has been criticising a number of companies for how many of their production operations are based in mexico, ford is one of the companies that he has criticised. today, ford cancelled and $1.6 billion plant that it was planning to build at a place in mexico called san luis toasty, instead, it will spend that money extending existing operations in a place called flat rock, michigan. here is what the ford ceo told the bbc. overall, the reason we have made these decisions is because they are the right thing for the business. we look at a lot of different factors when we look at decisions. the announcement we are making today of $700 million investment in flat rock, michigan, and adding 700 jobs, one factor we put into that is the more favourable us business environment that we see
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under president—elect tromp and some of the pro—growth policies and reforms, whether it is tax or regular terry, that he has been talking about. -- san luis potosi. that play positively in that and it isa that play positively in that and it is a vote of confidence that he can do positively there. —— whether it is tax or regulatory. was that a polite way of saying, we are doing this because donald trump wants us to? certainly, if that was the case, he was not admitting that, he said the business environment was one of the business environment was one of the key factors, that certainly helped shape the decision, when i pressed him he talked about the regular theresa may environment, that they talked about cutting corporate taxes. —— regulatory environment. things that will make it easierfor environment. things that will make it easier for businesses to find environment for favourable. singling out the company... what it does
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raise is questions about economic nationalism, we have seen donald trump use this technique before, using it again, and clearly for him, an opportunity to claim victory. does this decision cost a0 money, is it more expensive to produce these ca rs it more expensive to produce these cars in michigan than it would be in mexico? —— does this decision cost ford money. they looking at donald trump's approach and saying, what is the cost to american business? if you take this pacific decision, only 700 rods are being created here in the united states, they were going to create 2800 jobs in mexico. it is more than a0% cheaper to produce a car in mexico. —— 700 jobs. one of the argument is made about this type of approach is that it can be harmful for of approach is that it can be harmfulfor companies, of approach is that it can be harmful for companies, that it does not necessarily make economic sense for them but they do this because
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the risk of upsetting the president is too great. and therefore, it is not worth undertaking, that is going to be the concern, the other thing is free trade, we know that president trump has said that he's not in favour of free trade, that he wa nts to not in favour of free trade, that he wants to negotiate one of these forms of protectionism, encouraging that may be raising the idea that it is not an open market and other countries may respond with the same thing. we have built about ford, i would like to talk about general motors, ford is not the only one to get criticism over mexico, this is what donald trump said earlier. that gives one impression of what is happening, now look at what gm has said in response, it manufactures
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the chevrolet crew saddam in ohio, and they are all built in the assembly plant. —— chevrolet cruze sedan. you get two quite distinct impression from those two sources, which one is closer to the mark?“ you look at them, donald trump is not incorrect in the sense that a small number, but the vast majority is made in the united states. it is a misleading picture rather than incorrect, but it goes to this point again, about donald trump's view of global trade, one of the big trade deals here in america is the north american free trade agreement, it has been in place for many years, he has been in place for many years, he has said he would like to repeal it. that means goods can be made in mexico, transported here to the us or canada tax—free, that is where you get this threat to impose tax
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ta riffs you get this threat to impose tax tariffs on these imports. it is part ofa campaign tariffs on these imports. it is part of a campaign pledge, and tariffs on these imports. it is part ofa campaign pledge, and he tariffs on these imports. it is part of a campaign pledge, and he is sticking to that rhetoric, even though now the election is over. very useful, thank you very much. i wa nt to very useful, thank you very much. i want to talk to you about the extraordinary project which china has long shot, direct rail freight service to london from china, from a place in central china. thejourney is going to take two weeks, this main map that we use is not going to cope with a journey this complex, so here is a graphic. 90,001 it is, through kazakhstan, russia, into central and western europe, with two destination, london, madrid and milan at the end of the line. if you read stories about this, it describes how this project fits into china's one belt, one road policy. that requires some
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explanation. this is the big idea coming from the chinese president, the cornerstone of his foreign policy, they are focusing not as much on ships exporting goods to the united states, in that direction, he has decided he wants to focus on sending goods in the other direction, sending goods west, instead of east. so he is spending $a0 billion to build train tracks through central asia, to hook up to western europe to send goods faster that way. this will help with manufacturers and retailers to keep costs down. it really is important that this train goes from this major manufacturing base in china, it is known for making small goods, rings use see on store shelves all the time. hopefully there will be getting them
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faster and for a better price. some stories that we will be covering in the second half of the programme, you may remember this video, featuring chelsea fans in paris, a couple of years ago, racially abusing the man you can see on the platform, some fans have been convicted in a paris court. details of that. we will also hear about a group of up to 50 foreign workers in saudi arabia working in the construction industry, have been sentenced to jail terms and in some cases lashes because of their protests over their pay being cut. good evening, detailed look at the weather in the uk before the top of the album right now, we'll look at whether stories from elsewhere, starting in the southern states of the usa, we have seen some severe
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weather, bright colours on the radar indicating torrential downpours, gusty wind, tornado watches warnings in force, quite a few caused damage. cloud mushroomed up, moving east, look in the cloud, that is the centre of an area of low pressure which will continue its journey through towards the north—east of the united states, getting into eastern canada and as it does so it will hit cold air, significant snowfall. the southern flank, strong north—westerly wind, that will drop temperatures, particularly for the eastern seaboard, where the cold air is south, as you go through wednesday and into thursday. some temperatures will be 10 degrees below what we should be. taking a look at the forecast from montreal, plus 22—6 injust look at the forecast from montreal, plus 22—6 in just one day, dropping 9 degrees. —— from plus 2 down to minus six. in a stranger, this
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massive cloud was close to being a tropical cyclone. —— in australia. the worst of the weather will be to the west of darwin, on the edge of some pretty heavy rainfall, many parts of northern australia looking quite disturbed over the next few days, heavy showers, showers continue in darwin, meanwhile, in perth, stays quite warm, temperatures dropping away quite significantly, 27 degrees on thursday is not too bad. across asia, indonesia, papua new guinea, you can see some sunshine, showers and thunderstorms continuing on that form. lighter winds in the eastern side of china, poor air quality, but up side of china, poor air quality, but up towards thursday, the winter should be picking up, decent rain as well, that will help to clear the air. eastern side of the bay of bengal, potential for a tropical cyclone, keep an eye on that. away from the far north of pakistan, most places looking fine with some sunshine, heavy rain for the south
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east of africa, cape town doing quite well, lagos should see some sunshine but cold breeze, pedigree upside down from a we should be but in casablanca, degrees are up. —— a degree perhaps down from where we should be. through thursday and into friday, low—pressure developing, affecting southern italy, southern greece, the southern balkans, and much of turkey. strong wind, some snow around the northern shores of the black sea. welcome to outside source. it is the first day of the new congress in washington. the new republican controlled lower house has performed a sharp u—turn on a high profile reform hours after donald trump tweeted that he didn't approve. syria's fragile ceasefire is under further pressure. one of the cubicle
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groups is boycotting planned peace talks organised by russia and turkey because, it says, the assad regime isn't sticking to the terms of the ceasefire. —— key rebel groups. an update on this video. in 2015 a group of chelsea fans are racially abused a man as he tried to get onto the paris metro. some of those fans have been convicted. more details on that. first, let's
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