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hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. donald trump has arrived in washington for events leading up to his inauguration on friday. the vice president—elect says this will be a smooth transfer of power. ourjob is to be ready on day one. the american people can be confident that we will be. donald trump's relationship with russia is already under the spotlight. i'll play you a bbc interview with president putin's spokesperson, who denies that the russian state hacked the us elections. we'll update you from the gambia. senegalese troops have entered the country to support the new president — who's been sworn in, despite the old president refusing to stand down. up to 35 people are missing after an avalanche hit a luxury hotel in italy. if you have any questions on the stories we are covering, in
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particular about inauguration day. you can contact us on social media. you can contact us on social media. you can contact us on social media. you can see the contact information on the screen throughout. if i can't a nswer on the screen throughout. if i can't answer the question, i'll try and find someone who can. this time tomorrow, doanld trump will be president of america. he's had a busy day today. let's have a look at some of the pictures that have come in in the last few hours. here he is, landing at andrews air force base in washington earlier. he spoke to his staff at a lunch at his washington hotel earlier. there was a jovial atmosphere, as you would imagine. staff, supporters and his family all gathering to, well, celebrate what he has achieved, which is something quite extraordinary. i'm not sure many
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people apart from donald trump and soul thought it would be possible he could get the presidency, but he has proved all of those doubters wrong. —— donald trump himself. he laid a wreath at arlington cemetery less than an hour ago. that was to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in service to the us military. this is where the ceremony will take place tomorrow. you can imagine the amount of preparation involved in putting on inauguration day in washington, dc is quite something. and, well mike would be surprised to hear this — there are lots of extra security and police around. @davidcommon cbc news: "always lots of police in #washington, but with protest and security threats, way more for #inauguration". ina in a moment, i will speak to jane o'brien, live from the washington newsroom. let's just quickly have a look at the concert going on at the moment. this is a concert to make america great again, that is the title of the concert. as you can
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see, lots of people turning out right at the other end from where the inauguration ceremony will take place. we'll keep an eye on that concert. we can speak to our us correspondent, jane o'brien. washington is a city like any other anyway, almost a city apart from the rest of the country. —— unlike any other. i guess it changes fundamentally at this particular moment. we have just seen an abrupt change of tone in the last few minutes. when donald trump laid the wreath at the tomb of the unknown is, it was a very powerful symbol of the responsibility and the seriousness that he will assume as the nation's commander—in—chief. this was the first real official event when we see this transfer of power, this peaceful transition of power, this peaceful transition of power from one power, this peaceful transition of powerfrom one president to power, this peaceful transition of power from one president to the relaxed. as i said, the real weight of responsibility that he will also assume when he takes the oath of
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office at noon. it's also a tradition that is aimed at establishing a real connection with the military. of course, donald trump has never served in the military, with the men and women that he may come as commander—in—chief, may asked to make the ultimate sacrifice. —— may have to ask. very different to the mood at the concert at the lincoln memorial that we were just showing. that is more of a celebration. in the last half hour or so, we have really witnessed that first transition of power. you mentioned he will take the oath of office at noon. does his speech directly follow that? to be perfectly honest, i'm not sure of the exact sequence of events. what we are expecting from the speech is first of all it will be quite short. we are told that he is still preparing it. he is edits. and a few tweaks here and there. it's being described by sean spicer, his press secretary, at his very first press briefing today, as
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less of an agenda and more of a full as the goal document. i don't quite know what that means, —— a philosophical document. it's going to bea philosophical document. it's going to be a statement of mr trump's thoughts of what it is to be in government. what it is to be a citizen and his expectations and ambitions for america under his leadership. depending on who you are in america, you are either excitable apprehensive about what mr trump is going to do when he assumes this role. when will the work begin? can he get on with things tomorrow afternoon, or should we wait until monday before the work really gets going? one minute past name, that is when the work begins. the corompt tea m when the work begins. the corompt team are up against it, because a lot of the key cabinet positions have not yet been filled —— by trump team. the confirmation process is still underway. the second tier of jobs of these various agencies are also unfilled. the team have established what they have called a
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beachhead of workers and volunteers who will go into these agencies and literally one minute past name and they will just keep literally one minute past name and they willjust keep them running, keep them functioning and told the management can really be established. he has also had to ask a number of obama administration people in key posts, including several key posts in national security, to stay on, because he hasn't been able to fill those jobs yet. although the work technically can begin immediately, it's going to ta ke can begin immediately, it's going to take a little longer to establish the real structures and the formation of these agencies that he's going to be in charge of. jane, for the moment, thank you. good luck tomorrow for you and all my collea g u es tomorrow for you and all my colleagues in washington, it will be a very busy day on inauguration day. you can get full coverage of the inauguration of donald trump on bbc news. one other detail i spotted on twitter, this from the bbc world twitter, this from the bbc world twitter feed. trump hints new yorkjets owner woodyjohnson will be us envoy to uk.
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that's not confirmed. just a comment that suggests it is made by mr trump's thinking. let's turn to an interview that came into the bbc news room not long ago. stephen sackurfrom bbc‘s hardtalk spoke earlier with the kremlin spokesperson dmitry peskov, who works closely with vladimir putin. stephen came onto the earlier edition of outside source just a few minutes after that interview to tell me about it. it was absolutely fascinating. you can imagine here in moscow, minds are very much focused on what the trump presidency will mean for russia— us relations. and of course, i asked dmitry peskov, chief spokesman for mr bruton, all about that in the course of the interview, which we recorded just a short time ago —— president putin. there was one other big issue i wanted to
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discuss with mr peskov. he personally has been described in some of the leaks on the information that has been flying around in recent days as 80 architect of what some alleged to be a concerted campaign of russian bloody tricks —— asa campaign of russian bloody tricks —— as a key architect. bastareaud cyber hacking, —— dirty tricks. i had to ask mr peskov about this, about the allegations of cyber hacking. he responded by trying to turn the ta bles responded by trying to turn the tables on me somewhat. he said, you know, it is in the united states where they suffer from cyber hacking. we suffer from where they suffer from cyber hacking. we sufferfrom it where they suffer from cyber hacking. we suffer from it here where they suffer from cyber hacking. we sufferfrom it here in russia, too. that might listen to his answer. everyday, we have hundreds of thousands of cyber attacks against our digital systems in the russian federation. some of them are coming from the territory
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of the united states. dozens are coming from the territory of germany. dozens are coming from great britain. do you think that it means, with a high state of certainty, that those attacks against our digital systems are being promoted by the governments in washington, in london, or in berlin? no, you are probably saying no, neither the russian government nor the kremlin, nor president putin personally, nor military intelligence stand behind those attacks. if they really exist. yes, mr peskov look to be in the eye and said, ican mr peskov look to be in the eye and said, i can tell you, we are not responsible —— looked me in the eye. the russian government are not responsible for the hacking of the
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dnc, the democratic party e—mails, orany of dnc, the democratic party e—mails, or any of the other that some in the west have accused us of. i said to him, well, somebody is lying here. it is either by western intelligence agencies or it is you in russia. he said, iagree agencies or it is you in russia. he said, i agree with you. we will with interest the investigations and fold in the us, if they have real evidence, they should present it. in the view of russia, that real evidence does not exist. that's mike move evidence does not exist. that's mike m ove o nto evidence does not exist. that's mike move onto the second topic that dominated our conversation, that of what russia makes of donald trump. mrtrump what russia makes of donald trump. mr trump issued certain warm words about mr boot room, saying he is smart and he believes —— president putin. he believes president putin is abra ball. does that mean there will be a warmer relationship between donald trump's administration and vladimir putin's russia? here are the thoughts of pros kow russia? here are the thoughts of proskow on what comes next for russia live in us relations. we want to have good relations with america
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—— thoughts of peskov. we believe that we cannot solve lots of problems in this world and in our region that are endangering our country without cooperation with the americans. that's why we are desperately needing a good relationship with washington. but it takes relationship with washington. but it ta ke s two relationship with washington. but it takes two to tango. and what will be the approach by president trump? this is the question. stephen, did you pick of frustration by mr pasok peskov that the narrative has been accepted in the west? yes, there is accepted in the west? yes, there is a great deal of frustration about that. i think mr peskov believes that. i think mr peskov believes that the western approach to russia is deeply prejudiced and deeply unfair. but then he probably would say that, wouldn't he? i'll tell you something interesting, though, that came out of the interview. he believes, and it's clear that the russian government in general belief that barack russian government in general belief that ba rack obama, russian government in general belief that barack obama, in the last few
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days and weeks, has been trying to ina days and weeks, has been trying to in a sense limit donald trump's room for manoeuvre. everything mr obama was saying yesterday for example about the importance of not easing sanctions on russia unless russia gives ground and the ukraine issue, thatis gives ground and the ukraine issue, that is something the russians deeply resent. of course, they are hoping donald trump might well be a trusted in easing those sanctions, which are hurting the russian economy “— which are hurting the russian economy —— might well be in trusted. mrtrump will economy —— might well be in trusted. mr trump will broadly expect something in return, and on that, mr peskov was not giving ground at all. i asked mr peskov, will there be a summit meeting between putin and trump in the nearfuture? the russians clearly wanted. mr peskov said, that is something we will work towards, but it is likely to take months rather than weeks. that is something we will obviously keep watching. you can catch stephen's full interview with dmitry peskov on hardtalk, starting from the 21st of january. we are not going short of big
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interviews an outside source today. we have had dmitry peskov. we will also play you, ahmed talking to the uk prime minister theresa may. and we will talk about what is happening in the gambia. that is the new president being sworn in. but he is not able to do it in his own country. we will explain what is going on, and why senegalese troops have come across the border. the former northern ireland deputy first minister, martin mcguinness, has announced he is to retire from front line politics and will not seek re—election to the stormont assembly in march. he said he had intended to step down in may, but that plan was overtaken by health problems and the political crisis at stormont. my
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my own health problems have come after that crisis. i've really been dealing with this health situation for the last couple of months. it's a very serious illness. it has taken its toll on me. but i'm very determined to overcome it. and i'm very determined to overcome it to an extent where i can be very much involved in the whole process of peace and unity and reconciliation. this is outside source, live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story is... events have begun in washington leading up to donald trump's inauguration on friday. earlier, mr trump laid a wreath at arlington cemetery to honour america's fallen soldiers. let's turn to the main stories from
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the bbc world service. turkish media is reporting that the man suspected of attacking a nightclub in istanbul on new year's eve is saying he chose the venue at random. 39 people were killed. that is from bbc turkish. on bbc mundo, you'll find these pictures of the colima volcano in mexico. it's been increasingly active since october. lava and ash is being thrown more than 2000m into the air. let me show you a bit more of the make america great against concert, taking place at the lincoln memorial in washington, dc. —— great again. let's have a listen. brass band plays. that is the first of many bands we are going to hear both today and
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tomorrow as the various events tied in with donald trump's inauguration get underway. there is a huge parade tomorrow, featuring lots of bands like the one we have just seen. we will keep an eye on that concert and play more of it a little later on. i wa nt to play more of it a little later on. i want to turn to what has been happening at the annual world economic forum in davos in switzerland. theresa may has speaking at the annual world economic forum in davos. there was particular attention on what she said after that speech earlier in the week, where she laid out her vision for brexit. here is the prime minister with the bbc‘s economics editor, kamal ahmed. what i described in my speech when i spoke about brexit is actually our ambition as britain, our ambition for a global britain, ambition for a britain which not only has a good free trade agreement with the eu but a britain that is trading around the rest of the world. we have seen a number of countries that want to do trade agreements with us. earlier today the australians confirmed
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their commitment for a trade deal with the united kingdom. so i want to be ambitious for the uk, and i am ambitious for the uk in what we can achieve, trading with the eu but also around the world, a truly global britain. what have the banks said to you about why they are moving jobs? i have had a very good, positive discussion with banks about the benefits of the city of london, what has brought them there and how we can continue to build on that for the future. and there are huge benefits for investment in the uk. we have a fundamentally very strong economy. we have a service sector thatis economy. we have a service sector that is very important to us, that is valued around the world. i believe that truly global britain can bring drops and prosperity to the uk across the board, including financial services —— can bring jobs. the white you can find that interview online. you can find that interview online. you can find that
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interview online. you might have heard that the nominations for donald trump's cabinet is continuing. president—elect donald trump's choice for treasury secretary is steven mnuchin. he is a former banker with goldman sachs. he is nominated as treasury secretary. here's some of what he said during his confirmation hearing. i want to correct the record about my involvement with indymac bank. since i was first nominated to serve as treasury secretary, i have been maligned as taking advantage of others, hardship in order to earn a buck. nothing could be further from the truth. that is all to do with when he led a buyout of indymac, which collapsed in 2008. it was connected to the financial crisis, some call it the second—biggest banking collapse after lehmann brothers. there was a lot of two and fro about the role that he played in picking up of that business and the transformation of it. you can get more background
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online, look at the washington post and new york times if you want details reporting on what is happening in that treasury secretary hearing. perhaps a story that is not quite as important, you may have missed this. you might have missed this, but it appears that here in the uk we're in the grips of a courgette crisis. this is the daily telegraph. the manchester evening news says shoppers just can't cope. as the daily mail explains here, it's all down to bad weather in spain. there's a bit of bad weather in italy thrown in as well. lots of drama. you wonder if people losing here. a twitter user says, what is this waking nightmare? !. the bbc has been down to a wholesale market in london. everything out of
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spain, they have had very, very bad weather. torrential rain, and now they have got snow in the reasons of they have got snow in the reasons of the broccoli and the courgette being grown. —— the regions. it isjust everything coming out of there. cou rg ette everything coming out of there. courgette and normally six or sevenlbs, they are now £20 and struggling to get them. i've been in this trade in 40 or years, i've never known it as bad as this. everything is so dear. it has affected the up—and—coming sort of fruit from the trees. things like that as well. the long—term effect we may still feel. a very serious story in teheran today. the collapse ofa story in teheran today. the collapse of a high—rise building was shown live on state television. it is because of a big fire. this is what happened. we know the building had been
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evacuated, but unfortunately dozens of firefighters had gone into the building to try and deal with the fire. the city's mayor has confirmed that at least 20 by paul were killed. —— 20 people were killed. bbc persia have been covering this story. the building has collapsed totally. it is the way it collapsed, it is like the 9/11 print our collapsing in new york, the whole thing falling through. —— twin tower collapsing. the fire started at 7:30am. we presumed there were some people inside it. the authorities tried to evacuate the area, and the neighbouring areas. from the british embassy, the german and the turkish embassies. they did manage to put out the fire, or they thought they had. then more firefighters went in, even civilians, people who had businesses there, went into check. and then suddenly the whole thing
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collapsed again after the fire restarted. thanks for that update. turning from iran to west africa and the ongoing crisis in the gambia. senegalese troops have gone in to support adama barrow, who has been sworn in. he was sworn in in senegal because he doesn't believe it is safe to be in the gambia. yahya jammeh is refusing to relinquish power. let's bring in a bbc correspondent. tell us more about this military operation? well, west african troops led by senegal, we understand, have crossed into the gambia now. it has been confirmed by the spokesman of the senegalese army. we don't exactly know how far, how deep they've come into the
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gambia. it is possible that some of the troops have to be ferried across the troops have to be ferried across the river, so we don't exactly know the river, so we don't exactly know the position. everything is calm here in the capital, the city is like a ghost town tonight. and that's been the case for the whole day, actually. the streets are deserted, there's very little traffic on the main roads and the shops, the gas stations, everything stayed closed the entire day. and obviously here there is an anxious wait, to know whether the senegalese forces are going to come all the way to the capital the night and whether they will meet any resistance. so far, the army spokesman of the senegalese troops were telling us that they haven't met any resistance on the way. do we know where the president is's the president who
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lost this election? you're talking about joy jamala. we understand lost this election? you're talking aboutjoyjamala. we understand he is still in the state house, —— ya hya is still in the state house, —— yahya jammeh. we are not aware of a new whereabouts. but what we are told is that he's still there. there's very little security presence around the straight house. a few checkpoints, —— the state house. nothing too major. and certainly what will be questionable tonight is whether the security forces that are still here in the capital are deployed on the president jammeh‘s rule, whether they will try to resist the advance of the senegalese troops and the nigerian colleagues as well. thank you, we appreciate the update. we have just had a message from one viewer saying, when you refer to the
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new president, please use his name. it isa new president, please use his name. it is a he was inaugurated at the gambian embassy in senegal. he wants to get home, when he will be a bull to get home, when he will be a bull to do that, we just don't know. —— his name is adama barrow. good evening. there is a lot going on with the weather in the world at the moment. i have to start in europe. winter weather has been causing some big problems close to the mediterranean. this was the look was the use of spain earlier today. —— across the south—east of spain. this was the scene in italy, where we have been experiencing problems with avalanches. a huge amount of snow has full and in this part of the world. it is because cold air has started to grip and across many parts of the continent. weather
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systems have running from the south, it is that that has brought the rain andindeed it is that that has brought the rain and indeed the snow. i want to point out this weather front dangling its way through germany, poland towards ukraine. it doesn't look much, but this could cause quite big problems tomorrow, it could bring the odd spot of drizzle across germany into poland, maybe the czech republic down towards ukraine. with that falling and very cold services, there could be slippery and icy conditions causing travel delays. more delays on the south—east of spain. snow over high ground, the rain easing a little across italy. in the weekend it looks unsettled, particularly across the western side of the mediterranean. down under in australia, look at the satellite picture and these angry logs of cloud developing. we've got a low— pressure cloud developing. we've got a low—pressure swinging in intensifying because it is bobbing into haltern. heavy rain sliding across the south—east of australia, big, thundery downpours. there could
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even be some flash flooding. the tennis getting underway in melbourne injusta tennis getting underway in melbourne injust a few tennis getting underway in melbourne in just a few hours' time. here we will see a lot of rain. things should dry up as the low—pressure slides away. the loan will move towards new zealand, things are going to turn very wet and windy —— the low—pressure. as the low— pressure the low—pressure. as the low—pressure clears away, showers in wellington in the sunday, sydney improving with sunny skies and temperatures dropping off with cooler, fresh air moving in. the other side of the pond in the united states. here we have an active storm system in southern and eastern areas of the us. initially heavy, thundery rain. as that moves towards washington and new york, the rain should ease away a little. out west, some wet weather, flooding in the south—west and inland some significant snowfall. further ahead in the saturday and sunday, if you have travel plans, atlanta will see some heavy showers. new york is not
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looking too bad, mild for the time of year. looking too bad, mild for the time of yea r. western looking too bad, mild for the time of year. western canada improving with dry weather, but portland, oregon looking soggy, and downpours in la. back home, quieter weather, high pressure in charge. how long will it stay quiet? halliwell will have all the answers in half an hour. —— helen willetts will have. hello, there's only one place to begin this half—hour, washington, dc. a concert is underway, as you can see. these are live pictures from the lincoln memorial. this is the make america great again concert on the eve of donald trump's inauguration. this time tomorrow, he will be president. senegalese troops have entered the gambia after the new president was sworn in in a ceremony in senegal. the man who lost the election, the current president, is refusing to stand down. the vendee globe has finished after
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a thrilling race. we will have a full report from the coast of france.
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