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guyton this is bbc news, i'm ben brown. the headlines at lipm. theresa may tells the world economic forum that britain faces a period of momentous change and must forge a new global role after brexit. britain is, and will always be, open for business, open to investment in our companies, infrastructure, universities and entrepreneurs. open to those who want to buy our goods and services. six british citizens have died in a minibus crash in saudi arabia — on their way back from a pilgrimage to mecca. at least three people have died and 30 are still missing after an avalanche hits a hotel in central italy. the search for survivors is continuing. translation: the hotel was reached at 4.30 in the morning by courageous men who face unbearable situations. they reached a place and saved two people. they are now working to bring the means of transport, that are difficult to bring. surrey council will hold a referendum on a proposed council tax increase of 15% — which would be used to pay
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for social care and school places. i'm rebecca jones. and in the next hour — he'll soon become the 45th president of the united states. donald trump prepares to be sworn in, formally replacing president barack obama in the white house tomorrow at noon — that's 5o‘clock uk time. french skipper armel le cleac‘h wins the vendee globe solo round the world yacht good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. theresa may has outlined her vision of a "truly global britain" during an address to business leaders at the world economic forum. the prime minister said the uk
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is facing a period of "momentous change" and must forge a new role. and she urged international businesses to behave more responsibly, by paying their fair share of tax, and recognising their duties to their staff. mrs may said the world economy must be made to work for everyone, as our business editor simonjack reports from davos. theresa may stepped out to face the global elite she has been so scathing about. an audience she acknowledged was still struggling to understand the referendum result. i know that this, and the other reasons britain took such a decision, is not always well understood internationally. particularly among our friends and allies in europe. some of our european partners feel that we have turned our back on them, and i know that many fear what our decision means for the future of the eu itself. but she reassured them it was about taking back control
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rather than turning our back and said the uk remained a faithful partner. britain is and will always be open for business and open to investment in infrastructure, open to businesses, open to those who want to buy our goods and services, and open to businesses. and open to talent and opportunities. speaking straight afterwards, the dutch prime minister insisted there would be a cost for leaving. the uk is making a choice, to control migration, and they are paying a huge price, the economic growth rate of the uk will be impacted negatively, they will be leaving the biggest market in the world. after hsbc and ubs announced jobs will be leaving the uk, better news today from barclays. i think the uk will continue to be the financial lungs for europe. we may have to move certain activities and we may have to change the legal structure that we use to operate in europe but it will be at the margin and will be manageable. she saved her sternest
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language for business. at the same time as promoting this openness, we must heed the underlying feeling that there are some companies, particularly those with a global reach, who are playing by a different set of rules to ordinary working people. and so it is essential for business to demonstrate leadership. did the audience get the message? business leaders i speak to really do understand that not everybody gets the benefit of globalisation in a practical sense or an understandable sense, but i sense a real determination to fix that. she made it clear that the government will intervene to improve behaviour if necessary, a hint, perhaps, of what we get from her industrial strategy unveiled next week. earlier we heard from our economics editor kamal ahmed,
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who is also in davos. he explained how theresa may's speech had been received in switzerland. as you can see, the sun is out, but it's still pretty chilly here and that pretty much sums up where theresa may is. on the sunny uplands side, she came here with a big positive message. for a lot of businesses here, they think there might be some opportunities as britain leads the european union. britain leads the european union. britain will have to focus on new trade deals whether with america, india, australia. it may give new opportunities for business here. of course there are also lots of concerns on the chilly side of the ledger. a number of banks here, jp morgan, goldman sachs, hsbc, have said they will have to move some jobs out of london on to the european continent. frankly, to new york, other financial centres like
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singapore and hong kong, because britain is leading the single market and banks will need to change their business models. we've also had a number of warnings from european commissioners, saying that there really is no way to say there could bea really is no way to say there could be a dealfor britain really is no way to say there could be a deal for britain outside the eu that could be as good economically, at least, as the deal it has now. so some welcome for theresa may's comments. she's saying business has to change, the issues of globalisation one very heavily throughout this world economic forum, people being left behind. but also uncertainty around exactly what will the relationship be between britain and the european union, and we'll britain, frankly and quickly, be able to sign these free trade deals? what is the mood in davos? the world economic forum represents the established economic order, if you like. the brexit result, trump
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victory, they've been seen as victories for populism, which is against that world economic order potentially. the people here don't really do humility, let me put it that way. i think they are well aware they are under a good and high level of scrutiny. as you say, some people have linked the vote for britain to leave the european union, the election of president elect donaldj the election of president elect donald j trump, the the election of president elect donaldj trump, the growth of popular movements across europe in different countries, arguing for a new structure. some arguing for the far left and far right, lots of people saying we need to change the way the economy works. people here do get that but they are probably feeling battered, bruised, i don't expect anyone to get the violins out. people here are mostly millionaires, quite a light sprinkling of billionaires as well.
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it can seem ridiculous, we're here talking about inequality, amongst some of the richest people in the world. christine lagarde, head of the international monetary fund made an interesting point when i interviewed her last night, it's better to talk about this stuff with global banking leaders, investment leaders, politicians, than not. for a number of second—tier, countries that don't feel at the top table, south africa, mexico, other south american countries, asian countries, this is a chance to talk to the big bankers and get investment into their country. there is a point to davos but i understand some viewers at home might think the whole thing is ridiculous and shows how much the global elite are out of touch. our economics editor. he's been speaking to the prime minister, we'll bring that interview in full on bbc news. do stay tuned for that.
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live to laguardia airport, new york, where donald trump is about to leave new york to head to washington. where tomorrow, of course, he will become the 45th president of the united states. earlier we saw him in a motorcade leaving trump tower for the airport. we understand he has arrived and we'll be taking off for washington in the next few moments. we gather he and his members of family through from trump tower to the airport, there were onlookers, a few hecklers, too, apparently, gathering on the streets of manhattan to watch the motorcade we saw briefly leaving trump tower earlier. taking him to laguardia airport. he's travelling without media, we're told, and will attend
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several events in washington this evening ahead of that swearing in tomorrow. of course we will bring you that live here on bbc news. we we re you that live here on bbc news. we were hearing a little bit earlier on from his incoming white house press secretary, sean spicer, who was talking about the, ' ’ secretary, sean spicer, who was talking abou‘ speech ' ’ secretary, sean spicer, who was talking abou‘ speech 3552” will ' ’ tomorrow. i said it would be make tomorrow. he said it would be an exploration of modern america, really, and what it is to be an american citizen in 2017. the foreign office has confirmed that six british people have died following a road accident in saudi arabia. several other british nationals who were injured, are receiving help. the victims are all thought to have been on a pilgrimage when their minibus crashed while travelling between mecca and medina. joining me with the latest is our correspondent daniel boettcher. four members of the family from
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levenshulme near manchester were involved in this accident and died in the crash. and a couple from glasgow. the tour company which organised this pilgrimage said an infa nt organised this pilgrimage said an infant was among those who died. in the past few minutes the travel company, haji tours based in manchester, released details, they said the baby who died was called mohammed, known as adam, he was two oi’ mohammed, known as adam, he was two or three months old. and robbie ahmad, aged 57, from manchester. —— rabia. the couple from glasgow who died have been named as 73—year—old mohammed as lamb and his wife, 62—year—old talat as lamb. —— talat
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aslam. several other britons on the bus are known to have been injured, as was the driver. the foreign office says consular assistance is being provided to relatives. let me read you their statement. we're helping several more british nationals who were injured in the crash. our thoughts are with the victims and their families at this very difficult time. this accident happened as they were travelling between mecca and medina yesterday. do we have any sense of what road safety is like in saudi arabia? generally it is considered to be pretty poor despite efforts of the saudi authorities to improve that. on the whole, conditions of the roads on the whole, conditions of the
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77 7 7 office 77777777777777 777 7777 7 * office travel 7m, ~ 7 7777 7 * office travel website , ~ 7 the foreign office travel website will travel to saudi arabia says standards of driving are poor and there are a high number of serious accidents. specialist mountain rescue teams are shovelling through huge mounds of snow and debris after a hotel in italy was hit by an avalanche. at least 3 people have died and 30 more are still missing from the mountain resort in the central region of abruzzo. the area was hit by four earthquakes yesterday — and further tremors were reported overnight. bad weather from recent storms has brought down power lines and cut off villages. the first rescuers arrived at the hotel on skis because all the roads were blocked. frankie mccamley reports. buried in snow, barely visible, this is the 3—storey hotel hit
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by last night's avalanche. unrecognisable to what it had looked like before. now inside, the extent of the damage is becoming clear. here, what looks like a reception with corridors leading to nowhere. packed full of snow and debris. up to 20 people were staying in the hotel rigopiano along with ’§@%fim§m5%r? 55! hs" the avalanche that struck the hotel, we holding our breath we wait to see development is on the dramatic effect that avalanche has had. we saw the videos of rescuers reaching the hotel, these videos better estimate to the sense of duty of the
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rescu e rs estimate to the sense of duty of the rescuers but also to the very hard conditions they are operating in. on skis, in the early hours, conditions they are operating in. on skis, nféffirly hours, "arte” 77 conditions they are operating in. on skis, ”£557: facedjjrs, "as"?! 7 m eligifif "q: one to one l577 77,7 to i to i don't i to hospitals, but i don't know because it's for us to go up. m this morning, roads to the site are slowly carved out, reopening the area which is popular for skiers. it's thought yesterday's avalanche was caused by four major earthquakes in a region already fragile. last year, three magnitude six tremors hit villages here between august and october. one of which left nearly 300 people dead. for those who have managed
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to reach the hotel, conditions have begun to ease, but dozens, including children, are still missing, as the extent of this tragedy begins to unfold. gets updated with the headlines. theresa may tells the world economic forum britain faces a period of momentous change and must forge a momentous change and mostforgea! missing after an still missing after an avalanche a hotel in central italy. buries a hotel in central italy. surrey council will hold a referendum on a proposed council tax increase of 15%, which will be used to pay for social care. in sport england's cricketers have just lost the one—day series against india, they were set a target of 382 to level the series at 77
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