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welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is ben bland. our top stories: fairer trade deals to address a widening trade deficit. donald trump outlines his foreign policy priorities. the outgoing director of the cia warns the president—elect, don't underestimate russia. horrific details have emerged of the violence in brazil's alcacuz prison. 26 prisoners were killed by fellow inmates. many had been decapitated. he wants you to say, good job, son. that's all. and viola davis has won a golden globe for her performance in fences. can she add an oscar? we have a special interview. donald trump says his priority when it comes to foreign policy
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is to create fairer trade deals for the us, and support strong borders everywhere. the us president—elect has been giving details of his foreign policy goals in an interview with british and german newspapers the times and bild. the president—elect also raised the possibility of a deal with russia. he said he would reverse sanctions in return for moscow substantially reducing its arsenal of nuclear weapons. he reiterated his campaign message that he wanted to get the us a fairer deal within the nato alliance. he described it as an obsolete organisation, and argued that many of the countries the us had signed up to protect did not pay theirfair share. and he had these comments on one of his most controversial policies, free trade, and how america is losing out to china. the problem is, the united states is always taken advantage of. yes. we have hundreds of billions of dollars of trade
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deficits with china. we have $805 billion in trade deficits, with the world. you almost say, who's making these deals, when you're losing that kind of money, right? we actually have an almost $800 billion, almost $800 billion of trade deficits with the world. so you say, who's making these deals? well, i do believe in free trade. i love free trade, but it's got to be smart trade. yes. so i call it fair trade. and the problem — i say to the people, do you want a conservative, or do you want somebody who will make great deals? and they say, "great deals, great deals." they don't care. the president—elect also said he believed brexit would end up being a great thing, and predicted other member states would follow britain's lead. mr trump said he believed the migration crisis was the main factor behind brexit. i thought the uk was so smart in getting out. and you were there,
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and you guys wrote it, put it on the front page, trump said that brexit is going to happen. yes. right, and it happened. yes. that was when it was going to lose easily, everyone thought i was going crazy. 0bama said they are going to the back of the line, meaning if it does happen. and then he had to retract. and now we are at the front of the queue. i think you are going great. countries want their own identity, and the uk wanted its own identity. but i do believe this. if they hadn't been forced to take in all of the refugees, so many, with all the problems that, you know, entails, ithink that you wouldn't have a brexit. us president—elect donald trump said he believed that the german chancellor, angela merkel, had made a catastrophic mistake with a policy that let a wave of more than one million migrants
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into her country. i think she made one very catastrophic mistake, and that was taking all of these illegals. you know, taking all of the people, from wherever they come from, and nobody really knows where they come from. you'll find out. talking about you in america, during yourcampaign, you called the policy insane. do you still think that about her? i think it is not good, i think is a big mistake for germany. in germany, of all countries, because germany was one of the toughest in the world for having anybody go in. and no, i think it was a mistake. and i'll see her, and i'll meet her, and i respect her, and i like her, but i think it was a mistake, and people make mistakes. i think that was a very big mistake. meanwhile, the outgoing director of the cia has said mr trump doesn't fully understand russia's actions, intentions and capabilities. john brennan said that, when in office, mr trump should be very careful about lifting sanctions against moscow, unless it changed its behaviour.
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here is our washington correspondent laura bicker. the president—elect of the united states, donald john trump. the stage is set and rehearsals are underway for the moment when donald trump will take the oath of office. but some feel the 45th president could do with being more presidential. he has accused us spies of leaking an unverified dossier of claims that the trump campaign team had close links with russia, and he compared their actions to nazi germany. this prompted a stern warning from the head of the cia to be more careful with his words. the world is watching, now, what mr trump says, and listening very carefully. so i think mr trump has to be very disciplined, in terms of what it is that he says publicly. he is going to be, in a few days‘ time, the most powerful person in the world, in terms of sitting on top of the united states government, and i think he needs to recognise that his words do have impact.
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but mr trump is not backing down, and of course he took to twitter, saying... the next commander—in—chief is proving to be just as divisive a president—elect as he was a candidate. not only has he started a war of words with the very people who keep america safe, he has now become embroiled in a row with one of this nation's most respected civil rights heroes. it's going to be very difficult. i don't see this president—elect as a legitimate president. john lewis marched alongside martin luther king. his words matter to the black community. donald trump attacked him on twitter, prompting criticism from within his own party. but the vice president—elect defended his boss. i have great respect forjohn lewis, and for his contributions, particularly with the civil rights movement. i was deeply disappointed to see someone of his stature question
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the legitimacy of donald trump's election as president, and say he's not attending the inauguration, and i hope he reconsiders both positions. as washington awaits crowds of trump supporters, it is also preparing for dozens of protest marches. this inauguration week, and this particular piece of historical political theatre, will usher in a new, controversial era in us politics. one area amongst many that may be affected by a trump presidency is the middle east peace process. donald trump has suggested the us embassy in israel could be moved tojerusalem, which would be highly controversial. meanwhile, representatives of more than 70 countries and international organisations have met in paris to discuss peace in the region, but neither israel nor the palestinians were at the summit. hugh schofield reports from paris. a middle east peace conference, but without the hostile parties.
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some said it was a talking shop, but not the french organisers. for them, it is more urgent than ever to push israel and the palestinians in the direction of face—to—face talks. translation: this conflict, and it was said by many speakers today, is highly symbolic. it goes way beyond its borders. it runs the risk of making this conflict worse, as it would give the gift to extremists all over the world. the communique called on the parties to reaffirm their commitment to a two—state solution, and not take any unilateral step which might endanger future talks. the implicit criticism was of israel, and its policy of settlements in palestinian west bank. and so, predictably, israel's reaction was blunt. the conference, said prime minister netanyahu, was an attempt by france and the palestinians to build an anti—israel coalition. but the world,
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he said, was changing. soon, it would look very different. indeed, the real talking point in paris was the big change about to take place in washington. john kerry was with the outgoing us team. but from friday it is the incoming trump administration, pro—israeli in a new kind of way, that calls the shots. donald trump's promise to move the us embassy in israel from tel aviv to jerusalem, breaking with decades of us policy, had delegates in paris rattled. though in the end caution prevailed, and they did not mention the issue in their communique. in the end, then, not a huge amount achieved in paris, except perhaps for a signal sent that, whatever the changes that are coming, most countries still believe in the existing blueprint for peace in the middle east. let me bring you some breaking news.
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we are hearing that a turkish cargo plane has crashed in kurdistan, that has been confirmed by pakistan's ministry. reuters is reporting that at least 16 people have died in that crashed —— kyrgistan. just to recap the report, from kyrgistan‘s emergency ministry, a turkish cargo plane has crashed in kyrgyzstan. we will bring you any updates as we get them on bbc news. in other news: campaigners in britain say there is a much wider gap in the distribution of global wealth between the richest people and the poorest than previously acknowledged. the charity 0xfam says eight billionaires have riches equivalent to the wealth of the world's 3.6 billion poorest people. it called for action to address what it called a warped economy, ahead of the world economic forum in switzerland later this week. the venezuelan opposition has
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accused president nicolas maduro of violating the constitution by delivering his annual state of the union address before the supreme court, instead of the national assembly. during his speech mr maduro criticised the assembly, which last week declared that he had let the country's economic crisis spiral out of control. anti—government protests have been taking place in bahrain, after the authorities executed three shia activists. the men were executed after being convicted of killing three policemen in a bomb attack in 2014. it is said to be the first time the sunni kingdom has put to death a prisoner in six years. pope francis has said every possible measure should be taken to protect young refugees, amid fears that more than 100 migrants have died off libya's coast. the italian coastguard says eight bodies have been recovered. only four survivors have been rescued.
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as david campanale reports, it comes as more migrants are arriving from north africa. these are the lucky ones, picked up in three different rescue operations from fragile vessels at sea, over300 men, women and children arrive, exhausted but alive, on the shores of sicily. but, from one end of the mediterranean to the other, migrants continue to die in the attempt to reach a new life in europe. italy's coastguard says just four people survived the sinking of a migrant ship, carrying around 100 people, that went down off libya on saturday. rescue operations are becoming harder and harder. we have very bad weather right now, and the boats are poorly constructed. so we have boats that crack in half, we have people sometimes up to their chests in water. when you get 150 people like that, if they panic, they start to jump and crush each other.
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so it's becoming more and more challenging. in the west over this weekend, spanish authorities found 13 people dead at sea near libya, or washed up on spanish beaches. in rome, pope francis has given a call for better treatment of child migrants, especially those forced to flee without relatives. translation: these small brothers and sisters, especially if unaccompanied, are exposed to many dangers, and there are so many of them. it's necessary that we must take all feasible measures to ensure that child migrants are protected and defended, as well as being integrated. but in the mediterranean‘s east, where europe's land borders with turkey, it is extreme winter weather that is the threat, with the un saying that four deaths have come so far this year from hypothermia.
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the thousands living in tents want to move on, but the doors of europe remain firmly closed. david campanale, bbc news. stay with us on bbc news. still to come: the final curtain comes down on the so—called greatest show on earth, after nearly 150 yea rs. day one of operation desert storm to force the iraqis out of kuwait has seen the most intense air attacks since the second world war. tobacco is america's oldest industry, and it's one of its biggest, but the industry is nervous of this report. this may tend to make people want to stop smoking cigarettes. there is not a street that is unaffected. huge parts of kobe were simply demolished as buildings crashed into one another. this woman said she'd been given no help and no advice by the authorities. she stood outside the ruins of her business. tens of thousands of black children in south africa have taken advantage of laws, passed by the country's
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new multiracial government, and enrolled at formerly white schools. tonight sees the 9,610th performance of her long—running play, the mousetrap. when they heard about her death today, the management considered whether to cancel tonight's performance, but agatha christie would have been the last person to want such a thing. this is bbc news. i'm ben bland. the latest headlines: fairer trade deals to address a huge trade deficit — in an interview donald trump outlines in an interview donald trump outlines his foreign policy priorities. the outgoing director of the cia says the incoming president doesn't fully understand russia. he warns trump, don't underestimate moscow. german politicians have dismissed british warnings that london will take countermeasures if it loses its access to european markets when it leaves the eu.
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they were reacting to an interview with britain's finance minister who said london could have to change its economic and social model to stay competitive. what exactly does he mean? our political correspondent vicki young explains. slowly a picture is emerging of theresa may's brexit plans. if she gets her way, exit negotiations will be triggered injust gets her way, exit negotiations will be triggered in just over two months. today, a senior minister made it clear that britain was ready to play hard ball. in an interview with a german newspaper, the chancellor was asked whether uk could become the tax haven of europe, with lower corporate tax rates, and fewer regulations for business. he favoured the current system with european style taxation and regulation but he said that britain may be forced to become something different. the prime minister has been very open that her priority in brexit
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negotiations will be to control immigration, and to make sure that the uk can do global trade deals. but leading eu figures have been equally clear. they say, to do that, the uk will have to leave the single market. and now the chancellor is laying out what the consequences of that might be, not just for britain, but for the eu as well. the labour leader accused mr hammond of pursuing an extremely risky strategy. he appears to be making a sort of threat to the european community, saying, well, if you don't give us exactly what we want, we're going to become this sort of strange entity on the shores of europe, where there will be very low levels of corporate taxation, designed to undermine the effectiveness or otherwise of industry across europe. it seems to me a recipe for some kind of trade war with europe. but others believe eu leaders will recognise the benefits of an open trading relationship with the uk. we're leaving the single market.
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we do not intend to be in it, nor in the customs union. we want to make trading arrangements. but we want to be cooperating, and have a free trade arrangement with the eu, and have full access to services. so that's exactly where we should be. that's neither damaging to the uk, nor to the eu. it actually benefits both sides. on tuesday, to reason they will urge the country to unite and get behind brexit. but many mps are concerned that her approach will damage the economy. police in brazil now say 26 people were killed in a prison during shaping violence that broke out overnight. the clash between rival gangs was brought under control early on sunday after police stormed the prison. chaos as prisoners climbed on the roof. the riots started saturday afternoon. it is thought that members of a
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powerful criminal game, gang attack there are rivals. translation: they waited for visiting hours to end and the moment they were returning to their cells they all went to the pavilion at the same time. the police tried to stop them but the prisoners outnumbered them and they we re prisoners outnumbered them and they were able to break through. families of some of those inside gathered outside, hearing reports of what was happening. translation: outside, hearing reports of what was happening. translationzlj outside, hearing reports of what was happening. translation: i heard that my husband was hit on the head by a rock and is dead. translation: i came to find out if he is alive or dead. always when i came to visit he said there would be a rebellion, that win five wanted to invade windfall. the situation was brought under control after police surrounded the prison and raided it on sunday. prisoners can be seen here being led away. they appear to
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have been stripped to ensure they are an armed. prison officials said some of those killed on the riot had been decapitated. it is unclear if any police officers or prison staff we re any police officers or prison staff were harmed. the prisoners who led the riot have been identified. this prison is overcrowded, designed to hold around 600 inmates it now has over 1000. this is the third major riot in brazil's jails since the beginning of this year. nearly 100 prisoners died during rebellions at in two other states. the escalation in the amount of islands this year has put pressure on the brazilian government. it has announced plans to build five more high security jails and to create new intelligence units to try and curb the power of gangs. the white flag of surrender flies from the prison. order has been restored here now. with the oscars just around the corner, one film tipped to do well is the movie ‘fences'.
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it's directed by denzel washington and based on a pulitzer prize winning play. it tells the story of an african—american family dealing with racial tensions and a troubled past. viola davis has already won a golden globe for her performance, and she's been speaking to our arts editor, will gompertz. i've been right here with you, troy! i've got a life too! i gave 18 years of my life to stand in the same spot as you! emotions are running high in august wilson's powerful 1950s family drama fences. denzel washington is the unfaithful troy, viola davis, his heartbroken wife rose. as emotional as it is, i always want to reiterate to people that it does require technique, a certain level of control, even in the lack of control of it. it's notjust something that comes naturally, it's not like i was just playing myself and just remembering a time in my life when someone did the same thing to me. rose told me... tell them what you told me, rose.
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i told him if he wasn't the marrying kind, then move out the way so the marrying kind could find me. that's what she told me. you've talked a lot about your experience as an actress and the sort of roles you get given, and that the roles tend to be limited because of your colour. do you think that producers, directors, hollywood are opening up to giving more interesting roles? they're opening up because they're being forced to open up, america is changing. the ethnic make—up of america is changing, and people are desperate to see their own images. the brady bunch isn't working any more. and there are so many actors of colour who are now in the position of saying, "i want to be the change, i'm refusing to go back, i want to be redefined." ain't nobody going to hold his hand when he gets out there in the world. times have changed, troy. people change. the world changes, and you can't even see it.
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there's every chance that you're going to get an oscar for this movie. you go up on stage, you have the golden statue — you have one billion people to talk to, what are you going to say? the people that i always forget to thank are my mom and dad, because first of all august wilson wrote about people like my mom and dad, who were born in 1936, 1943 respectively, injim crow south, sharecropper home, fifth and eighth grade education, people who really are invisible. and those very much were the people whose dreams were their children. whether she wins an oscar or not, i'm guessing viola davis has already fulfilled her parents' dreams. will gompertz, bbc news. downing street has confirmed that the british prime minister will
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appear in us fashion magazine vogue. a spokesman said the shoot had been planned for a long time. theresa may is known for her love of fashion and eye—catching shoes. she posed for annie leibovitz in a spread that is due to hit newsstands in april. now to close escape caught on camera. he can see a group of teenagers playing indoor hockey and then making a sudden dash for the exit as the roof sta rts sudden dash for the exit as the roof starts to cave in. luckily there we re starts to cave in. luckily there were only a couple of my knowledge areas “— were only a couple of my knowledge areas —— minor injuries with everybody making it to safetyjust in time. because of crash is not yet known. let's just remind you of the breaking news coming into this hour. there are reports coming in that a turkish airlines cargo plane has crashed in kurdistan. at least 16
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people died in the incident near the capital. rescue workers have recovered the body of a pilot and 15 local people whose houses were in the area where the boeing 7117 jet crashed. just to recap, that is a turkish airlines cargo plane that has crashed in kurdistan. sources saying that 16 people died in that crash. we know it was a boeing 7117 that crashed near the airport in kurdistan. that is all the detail we have at the moment and we will keep you updated with more on bbc world news. you can find out more on the latest breaking news on twitter. you can also get in touch with me. for now, thank you for watching. hello there, good morning.
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we've got a weather front draped across the united kingdom to start the day today. from the north—east of scotland all the way down to the south—west of england. either side of that we've got largely dry conditions and quite a range in those temperatures. it's relatively mild across the western side of the uk but towards the far south and east, we could see a touch of frost towards norwich, hovering around about one or so degrees above freezing. so quite chilly here. but further west, it's very mild indeed. nine or 10 degrees, pretty good to start the day in the middle ofjanuary. now, through the morning, mist and fog can be a bit of a problem in some parts of east anglia and the south—east but nothing too untoward. and it is quite chilly here. had further west and we thicken up the cloud and we're into some rain for the midlands, central, southern parts of england. and further west still and it should be largely dry in cornwall if fairly cloudy, but mild. a similar story across the western side of wales. a lot of cloud, some of that's quite low and it is dry and mild as well. into northern ireland and again,
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a lot of dry weather to be had through the morning. it is rather cloudy, nine or 10 degrees, but not so bad to start the day and the western side of scotland also seeing a lot of cloud. not much rain to speak of, though. there is some to be had, though, across the eastern side just towards the far north—east. as we head back down into northern england, a lot of cloud here, low cloud, fog on the hills and some rain to be had. butjust to the east of that rain in the hull area it could well be on the chilly side, three or four degrees to start the day. a band of rain doesn't really move too far too quickly. it tends to become lighter and more patchy as we get on into the afternoon. as another area of rain creeping its way into the western side of scotland. there will be a range of temperatures through the afternoon. still quite chilly for east anglia and the south—east, only five or six degrees here. but many western areas seeing those temperatures getting up into double figures, 10 degrees all the way from stornaway down towards plymouth. then through the evening, some rain moving its way
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across western scotland in particular. notice how the rain across the midlands tends to fizzle out. chilly overnight into tuesday morning and the far south—east, but that's where we'll see the best of the sunshine on tuesday. elsewhere, fairly cloudy, patchy rain for northern england and some parts of the midlands as well. again that range in temperatures from quite chilly, four, five, six degrees in the south—east to a relatively mild ten or 11 in the north and west. as we go through tuesday evening, still a bit of patchy rain for some central parts of the uk, but it won't amount to too much. a bit of rain too across the north—west of the uk as we get on into wednesday. but a lot of dry, fairly cloudy weather. lowest temperatures on wednesday again will be across the south—eastern corner. it's eights and nines elsewhere. it looks pretty quiet really into thursday. a lot of cloud to be had again but not that much rain, just a few pockets of light rain and drizzle. the latest headlines from bbc news. i'm ben bland: the us president—elect, donald trump, has outlined his foreign policy priorities in an interview with a british and a german newspaper. he says he wants fairer trade deals for the us
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to address its trade deficit. and he said he'd like russia and the us to agree to a substantial reduction of nuclear arms. however, the outgoing director of the cia has warned that mr trump doesn't fully understand russia's actions, intentions and capabilities. john brennan said that when in office mr trump should be very careful about lifting sanctions against moscow, unless it changed its behaviour. horrific details have emerged from brazil, of the violence in the alcacuz prison, in the city of natal. riot police have regained control of the compound. authorities say at least 26 prisoners were killed by fellow inmates from a rival criminalfaction — many had been decapitated. now it's time for dateline london.
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