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tv   Outside Source  BBC News  January 9, 2017 9:00pm-9:31pm GMT

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hello. welcome to outside source. donald trump is planning to keep it in the family. he wants his son—in—law in the family. he wants his son—in—lanared kushner to in the family. he wants his son—in—law jared kushner to become in the family. he wants his son—in—lanared kushner to become a senior adviser at the white house. we are starting to get details of an operation against islamic state in syria. there have been protests outside the turkish parliament over plans to give the president more power. we will explain his arguments and those against. we will also update you on the cold snap in central and eastern europe. thousands of refugees and migrants are getting caught up in this, as well. also, cyprus may be on the road to unification. we will tell you how it might work and whether it could happen. donald trump is planning to appoint
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his son—in—law as a senior adviser. it's expected to be announced this week. jared kushner is married to his daughter if anchor trump. america does has an antimatter that is law. it was introduced in 1967. evidently, mr trump doesn't believe his choice contravenes this. is that a widely held view? while it might be unusual, it is not illegal.” be unusual, it is not illegalli wouldn't be unusual, it is not illegal.” wouldn't say it was widely held. a lot of ethics lawyers have said this law covers the white house in addition to the executive office outside the white house agencies and cabinet. if you look at the
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language, it says agency, the white house might not be an agency. it is a grey area that the trump team seems to be exploiting. jared kushner is a real estate investor and he may well have met a chinese firm with close connections to the government and they discussed a development in manhattan. nothing wrong with that if you are a businessman but it gets more competitive if you are advising the president. the same concerns have been brought up against donald trump with his far—flung real estate empire. jared kushner has had a lot of investments in new york and he has to divest some of the conflict interest laws that don't apply to donald trump but do apply to him. the question is whether he will do
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enough to avoid these conflicts of interest. what about the process of approving the choices donald trump has made. the democratic senate leader is not happy with the pace of hearings. he says, jamming them into a couple of days makes no sense. they need a thorough and thoughtful betting. clearly, he is on the other side of the political divide. is it unusual the way this has been scheduled? a number of obama cabinet picks were confirmed on inauguration day but there is a strategy here by the republicans. they are going harder than past administrations have, trying to jam administrations have, trying to jam a bunch of hearings into the same day. two tomorrow, anotherfour on wednesday with hopes that opponents can't focus on one particular nominee and have them make headlines. in fact, nominee and have them make headlines. infact, donald nominee and have them make headlines. in fact, donald trump is holding his press conference on when
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state and that will dominate the headlines rather than these hearings. one of the most political websites in the us was previewing the people donald trump is bringing in and it used the phrase, a motley crew of political neophytes and would—be insiders". how would you categorise this new establishment? it isa categorise this new establishment? it is a strange blend. to call it a motley crew but then include literal insiders like congressmen price and jeff sessions who is going to be justice department attorney general, combine them with stephen bannon, a conservative media personality. folks who have hitched their stars to donald trump's wagon early and are being rewarded. it is a restructuring of power in washington, dc. trump has his own
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people and the establishment here will have to adjust to it. the question is whether they can adjust to washington. a lot of them don't know how things work here yet. we appreciate you taking as through it. we will be talking to anthony again later in the sports section. in the bbc newsroom, a story is allocated toa bbc newsroom, a story is allocated to a journalist who writes it up and files copy so different outlets, radio, tv, digital can use the copy to inform the stories they tell. we spotted this not long ago from sebastian usher. it is about the us confirming special forces have mounted a raid against so—called islamic state. he is telling is that the raid was on a sunday and in the east of syria. we can call our journalist right in the middle of work. sebastian kehl et al is more. we have had confirmed in the past
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few hours that the raid has happened. we haven't had much more detail. the raid took place on sunday in this area that is largely, controlled by is. the elite force was tasked with going after the leaders of is and intelligence gathering. activists on the ground have reported that around 25 jihadists were killed in the operation. others have said it is a gross exaggeration. eyewitness reports in the past day or so have said that the operation began on sunday afternoon, at least four helicopters were involved. the special operations forces were parachuted down and they may have intercepted a car that they believed to have is leaders in it. there is some dispute what happened after that. whether it was a case of taking out and killing those
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jihadists or whether some were ca ptu red jihadists or whether some were captured and ta ken jihadists or whether some were captured and taken away from the country. the pentagon spokesman has denied that anyone was taken. there has also been a source that has said that there is a prison which may have been targeted and prisoners may have been targeted and prisoners may have been targeted and prisoners may have been held by is that have now been released. there have been very few operations like this in the conflict. they tried one in raqqa a fuser go —— a few years ago but it didn't work and those involved either died or were executed. officials in the usa have said that it is usual not to make a big fuss about it but we will wait to see what else comes out. i am surprised they have told us. i think they had to because so much has come out. also, in terms of pr, the us has
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become a bystander in syria having previously led from the front. the russians have really come to the forefront. i think the us would like to remind russia and the rest of the world that they are very much involved in the battle against is and they have suggested that the russians aren't as interested in that as they say they are. this will be useful for them to make that point. thank you for that, sebastian kehl point. thank you for that, sebastian kehl. in a few moments, we will turn to central and eastern europe where cold weather has claimed a number of lives. thousands of refugees are, in some cases, living in tents which is of course causing grave concern. here in the uk, theresa may has set out a new strategy to improvement of health services in england. she says it is time to bring a transformation in attitudes towards psychiatric
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issues. to change the way we view mental illness is so striving to improve mental well—being is seen as natural, positive and good are striving to improve physical well—being. for too long, striving to improve physical well—being. fortoo long, mental nurse has been a hidden injustice in our country, shrouded in a com pletely u na cce pta ble our country, shrouded in a completely unacceptable stigma and dangerously disregarded as a secondary issue to physical health. left unaddressed, destroys lives, separates people from each other and deepens the divisions within our society. changing this goes right to the heart of our humanity, to the heart of the kind of country we are, the attitudes we hold and the values we share. life here in the bbc newsroom. our lead story comes from washington.
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donald trump is planning to appoint a son—in—law donald trump is planning to appoint a son—in—lanared donald trump is planning to appoint a son—in—law jared kushner as donald trump is planning to appoint a son—in—lanared kushner as a senior adviser to the white house. some of the major stories from the world service. israel has held the funerals of force or just world service. israel has held the funerals of force orjust killed in a lorry attack injerusalem on sunday. israeli officials say they believe the driver was a supporter of islamic state. in iran, preparations continue for the funeral of the former president. thousands of people are expected to turn out. he died on sunday at the age of 82. it's not been much fun trying to get around london today. a 24—hour tube strike resulted in chaos for commuters. 114 of the city's underground stations were closed. at least 20 people have lost
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their lives because of the cold in central and eastern europe. here are the pictures that have come into the newsroom in the last few hours. this is atrocious conditions in serbia. migrants are trying to get into warehouses to shelter. temperatures have been as low as —28 degrees in belgrade. in istanbul, traffic has been snarled up, flights cancelled, disrupting thousands of passengers and commuters. these are pictures from the greek island of lesbos. they are not easy to make out under the snow but there are lots of tents in these camps and refugees are living in them. there are concerns for the people's welfare for those who are having to call them hold in these conditions. this is the red cross. the situation is really bad.
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we have double the amount of people the islands can accommodate. people are living in, not in decent conditions for this winter, nor in general. so, yes, they are suffering and the situation is quite bad. these tents that the people are living in our very much ad hoc or temporary in nature. there's not enough space to put full containerised camps in place. the heating itself creates problems. the fire risks when people start burning whatever they can find to keep them warm is also an issue. they should we moved out from the islands as soon we moved out from the islands as soon as we moved out from the islands as soon as is in. a great deal of focus on the forecast. the good news is the worst is past. we have to look at the jet stream. fast wins six
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miles up in the atmosphere, a big undulating, meandering pattern that allows warm air to get up into the arctic and cold air to plunge into the mediterranean, in this case. over the last 24 hours, we've seen that supply of cold air cut—off. we have a pool of cold air sat over eastern europe at the moment but they by day it is going to get a little bit less cold. time for business, starting in detroit where the motor show is underway. particular interest in where companies are making cars, all because of donald trump's sharp criticism of countries investing in mexico. that is precisely what bmw is doing. it doesn't seem worried by what the reaction might be. here is one of its executives. we have strong relationships with
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governments around the world. the car industry is a global integrated industry in many countries and as a result we have those relationships in place and this plant in mexico will come on stream in about 24 months from now at the start of 2019. where we supply product to from that plant remains to be seen. we are very flexible. it is part of global capacity rather than one that will ultimately only supply one or two markets. it will supply many, many markets for the three series product. bmw settled on its plans. free at chrysler has some other news. very different from bmw. fiat chrysler has announced 2000 jobs here in the united states investing $1 billion to revamp production of
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some of its big cars and trucks in ojai and mitch egan. that comes on the heels of the ford announcement last week that they are not going to be in mexico but putting money here in the united states. that really drew praise from president—elect of trump and says it is part of the reason his america first policy that these companies are putting money in manufacturing here in the united states. i can see some tweets about avw states. i can see some tweets about a vw executive being charged. momentous moment. vw had this massive emissions scandal last year. the us justice massive emissions scandal last year. the usjustice department has arrested one executive. here in the united states. he was charged for
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his role in the emissions scandal. this is really significant because it was an executive that was charged but because the public had faced criticism during the financial crisis for not holding executives of banks responsible for their role in the crisis, we are seeing that the justice department is really going after vw executives. thank you very much indeed. over the last week, we have been reporting from the consumer electronics show in las vegas. chinese firms have been very visible. it's fair to say that there was a time when the reputation for chinese firms was for copying western companies and producing cheap knock—offs. this is changing. this show defines the trends for
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many years to come. chinese companies are determined to be seen as innovators and not imitators. this began life as net flicks for china but is now diversifying into hardware. they have moved into the us market. it is putting its brand on everything from electric cars to smartphones. we went from not making televisions to being the number one supplier in the us market. we are here showcasing our north american products. another chinese company building momentum, now the third biggest smartphone maker in the world. last year, the company was handed a gift when samsung suffered a setback. the disastrous note seven
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phone that was catching fire in people's pockets. was that an opportunity for you? it gave as absolutely more opportunity to be in the markets. in the past, chinese companies had a reputation for dealing ideas and copying them. is that true? despite the relentless optimism there are reports that leeco is struggling to pay its bills. and there are some signs that it is
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still copying western design.” wouldn't actually say that. there is a lot of innovation in our products. western companies have found it difficult to break into china but the reverse journey may be easier with quality design and cheaper prices and chinese firms providing a real challenge to the west's egg players. —— egg players. —— big players. —— egg players. —— big players. ten years ago, apple launched the iphone. here it is. the shiny new iphone unveiled here. you can go on the internet, use e—mail, even play film and video. who would
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queue up at 7am on the streets of san francisco? apple fans, that's who. one wants to know the latest products as soon as they are announced. the man who revived the company wasn't about to undersell the event. we are going to make history today. steve jobs has spent yea rs history today. steve jobs has spent years wondering if you could combine a phone with the ipod. now, he has. it is supposed to bring apple design and computing skills to a whole new generation. you might think it's just another new phone but apple fa ns were just another new phone but apple fans were almost hysterical with excitement. that was our report ten yea rs excitement. that was our report ten years ago. rory has a blog post
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today reflecting on it, he was worried he might have exaggerated its importance but time has proved him right. cyprus has been divided since 1974 but today talks started in geneva and they may change that. the original split was caused by turkey invading. the turkish edit was in response to a coup by greek cypriot nationalists. whichever way you look at it, this is what we have ended up with. northern cyprus home to turkish cypriots and the southern to turkish cypriots and the southern to greek cypriots. there seems to be optimism this time. here is the un special envoy for cyprus. we have two leaders, one in the south and one in the north who really want this to work. they have faced many obstacles and still have some to face but they have demonstrated a
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degree of will and leadership that we haven't seen for a long time in the cyprus and that is the main reason. the second reason is the neighbours including greece and turkey appear to be willing to help even more this time. i will be frank and say that i don't think everybody will go along with them. this is dividing communities. there are strong voices on both sides actively arguing against reunification on nationalist grounds. but there is a real potential for these leaders, once they have struck a deal, if we are successful here and in the coming period, that they will be able to convince the majority it is the right thing to do because there is also tiredness and fatigue in the island over the internal division that most people have been experiencing for most of their lives. rebecca grew up in the
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southern part of cyprus. if these talks are to succeed what are the main obstacles to overcome? the first one is territory. the endgame is to hopefully have a federation with two states in the cyprus. the car is the greek cypriot population isa car is the greek cypriot population is a lot bigger than the cypriot turkish population, there is an understanding that the greeks would have to gain some territory so they would have two figure out the line where that would fall. the second issueis where that would fall. the second issue is property. it is really emotional. in the south of cyprus, everybody knows families who had to flee their land. the question of compensation for that has always been a big sticking point. the third one is also very feeble ryall. 30,000 turkish troops in the north of cyprus. the turkish cypriots want them to stay, the greek cypriots do not. fourth, the turkish cypriots
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wa nt not. fourth, the turkish cypriots want a rotating presidency. what would happen at the end of the geneva part of the process? hopefully, if the turkish cypriot leader and the greek cypriot leader make headway on those issues, the uk, turkey, and greece would join the talks. that would then go to referendums amongst each community in cyprus. do people in cyprus want this to happen? it is very divisive. liberals on both sides have been trying to promote by communal ties. on both sides, you have those who don't want it to happen. they have been accused of fear mongering. moderate cypriots on both sides have real concerns. they are related to
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security and what would become to cyprus in the international order after this. the main thing is, cypriots have been here so many times before. they need to wait and see what the settlement by the before they take their decision. you can get much more background on why cyprus became divided and why people think it could be brought back together on the bbc news app and website. a reminder of the lead story, it's understood that donald trump intends to appoint his son—in—law trump intends to appoint his son—in—lanared kushner as a senior adviser at the white house. albee back with you in a couple of minutes time. ——i back with you in a couple of minutes time. —— i will be back with you. there's been a lot of weather
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happening right the way around the world in recent days. in the southern thailand, severe flooding from an area of low pressure that has been here for about a week. normally in thailand at this time of year it is relatively dry. not this year. nearly 1 year it is relatively dry. not this year. nearly1 million people have been affected, completely inundating some areas. further heavy rainfall on tuesday. that area of low pressure is finally going to push westwards so the rain will gradually ease off. hopefully, some of the flood water will flow away. in canada, and other weather system coming from the south bringing heavy snowfall in parts of ontario and quebec. some very low temperatures overnight. there will be bitterly cold arctic air heading into canada for the middle part of the week. you
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can't have escaped the news about the big freeze in eastern europe. heavy snowfall in turkey, particularly around istanbul. some places reportedly under one metre ten of snow. hundreds of flights cancelled. not just their, ten of snow. hundreds of flights cancelled. notjust their, we've had problems, across the good part of eastern europe, bitterly cold. rivers have frozen in umbria in italy. the same has happened in bosnia. the cold air from the arctic is with us but it is the supply is being cut off. gradually, we should see the temperatures rise from these exceptionally low levels. still —10 to -15 exceptionally low levels. still —10 to —15 degrees across a good part of eastern europe. snowfall across southern germany where there is a good chance of disruption. more snow
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to western turkey, 20 centimetres possible across the hills although it will turn to rain across the south—west of the country. the snow will be quite long—lived across the north—west of turkey so istanbul could be hit fairly hard. in the uk, for tuesday, windy conditions. we will see outbreaks of patchy rain moving in from the west as the day goes by. relatively mild with temperatures around nine to 11 degrees. however, a big change on the way. from one state through to saturday, the risk of some snow. j wynne is here with details in half an hour. outside source, these are some of the main story is here in the bbc newsroom live. donald trump is planning to appoint his son—in—law jarrod kushner as a senior adviser
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at the white house. in turkey, president erdogan says he wants greatly expanded powers. parliament look set to agree. opposition figures said turkey's democracy is under threat. translation: will it bring freedoms, strengthen democracy, or will it bring in an authoritarian regime? here's meryl streep accepting a lifetime achievement award at the golden globes. she was pretty rude about donald trump. donald trump return the favour on twitter. we will get into that and quickly look at the golden globes as well. fifa has named ronaldo
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