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tonight at ten — on the eve of his inauguration, donald trump promises immediate action to start fulfilling his campaign pledges. he flew into the nation's capital less than 2a hours before being sworn in as 45th president of the united states. one of his first official duties — to remember america's fallen, as his deputy promised early action on promises made. we've focused at the president—elect‘s direction on a day one, a day 100, and a day 200 action plan, for keeping our word to the american people and putting the president—elect‘s promises into practice. we'll be looking ahead to tomorrow's events in washington dc, and we'll be asking some trump voters for their expectations for the next four years. also tonight. at the world economic forum in switzerland, theresa may tells business leaders that britain wants to forge a new role in the world after brexit. from ira commander to key figure in northern ireland's government — martin mcguinness retires from front line politics.
dozens are missing, feared dead, after an avalanche engulfed a hotel for skiers in central italy. and a french win in record time in the vendee globe race — one of the world's toughest sporting challenges. and coming up in sportsday on bbc news: another series defeat for england's cricketers in india, as they lose by 15 runs in the second one—dayer. good evening. donald trump is in washington dc tonight, on the eve of his inauguration as 45th president of the united states. the ceremony, on capitol hill, is expected to draw hundreds
of thousands of spectators to the nation's capital, as mr trump takes the oath of office, before taking up residence at the white house. his vice—president, mike pence, said today that the transition team had been working flat out to ensure they'd be ready to implement mr trump's policies. our north america editorjon sopel is in washington tonight. thank you, and washington this evening is a city in a city undergoing profound change. tonight, the obama is well spent their last night in the white house and just across the street from here it's blair house, the government guest house, where the trumps will be staying and midday tomorrow, it's all change. no longer a plane with trump emblazoned on the side. president—elect arrived in washington aboard a us militaryjet, and this is the brand he'll now be
promoting, defending and the united states of america. and though not yet commander—in—chief, it was the first opportunity to practice his salute, as the base commander greeted him and the future first lady. across the city the future vibes president was thanking the current administration for their help in the transition and reflecting on the magnitude of what's about to unfold. a momentous day before a historic day and i'm pleased to have a chance to report to the american people and all of you the progress that we have made at the president—elect‘s direction. washington is a city in transition. it's out with the old and in with the new were the obama is‘ possessions are loaded up and taken away. michelle obama tweeting one last photo from the balcony of her home these past eight years. and a video, one last walk through the
house with their dogs. the new te na nts house with their dogs. the new tenants pick up the keys tomorrow. today, they were being sated at a lunch at where else, the trump international hotel. with republican congressional leaders. international hotel. with republican congressional leaderslj international hotel. with republican congressional leaders. i want to thank everybody, you have given such great support in this room. but amidst the gladhanding that is part and parcel of any inauguration, there's solemnity to. the nation's future leaders going to arlington cemetery and the tomb of the unknown soldier to pay their respects to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. hundreds of thousands are converging on washington for the inauguration. tonight, eight make america greater gain concert at one of the nation's most famous monuments, the lincoln memorial. anticipation and
expectation are high. since the day he came down the escalator in trump tower, i was on board. he came down the escalator in trump tower, i was on boardlj he came down the escalator in trump tower, i was on board. i got to sing the national anthem for mr trump five different times at his rallies, so five different times at his rallies, soi five different times at his rallies, so i received an invitation in the mail. he has the chance to be the next ronald reagan. but not everyone coming to washington is here to lord donald trump. there will be protesters as well. the inauguration marks the peaceful transfer of power but it doesn't signify a unified nation. we'll be talking tojohn in a short while again. in his inaugural address tomorrow, donald trump is expected to set out his personal vision for america's future in line with his familiar campaign pledge to "make america great again". it was a pledge which made a significant impact in what's called the rust belt — those states in the old industrial heartland. our north america correspondent nick bryant considers the view from pennsylvania, on what voters are now expecting. it's the places of american decline that make sense
of donald trump's rise, and it wasn'tjust working class rage that helped him reach the white house, but despondency. we can be just as competitive as other countries... rick rowlands supported him precisely because he was a billionaire businessman, and he's been impressed with how the president—elect has fought during the transition to keep car manufacturing jobs in america. we were a manufacturing powerhouse at one point. when you say we're going to make america great, well, maybe that means we're going to restore that sense of optimism in people, that, yes, tomorrow will be better than today. and trump can do that? well, it remains to be seen, but at least he's talking about it. the neat take on donald trump is that critics took him literally but not seriously, and supporters took him seriously but not literally. they didn't necessarily believe everything he said, but he was talking and listening to them. which is why in working—class communities expectations are so high that he will create manufacturing
jobs and reverse industrial decline. we joke about the magic switch. the magic switch. absolutely, the magic switch. just flip it on and plant's up and running again. ron baraff looks after this derelict old steel plant and jokes about the magic switch that president trump will flick to bring it back to life. they're not thinking rationally. they're thinking with their hearts, not their heads. it will lead to a lot of disappointment and people being discontent, because it can't happen the way they envisage it to be. as much as we would love it, industry just isn't what it was. period. and look what's happening just up the road in pittsburgh. uber is testing out its driverless cars. and research labs are developing robots and drones that will deliver has made the claim that it's foreign trade and outsourcing
which is killing jobs, really, by a factor of four to one, the blame goes to automation. in this age of disruptive technology, donald trump was the ultimate disruptive candidate. but making history was one thing. in these rust belt communities, he'll find it hard to reverse it. nick bryant, bbc news, pennsylvania. as president trump prepares to take office, there'll be an even sharper focus on his relationship with russia and with president putin. the outgoing president, barack obama, has underlined that having a constructive relationship with russia is in the interests of america and the wider world. our moscow correspondent steve rosenberg considers the view from russia, on the trump—putin relationship. if donald trump redecorates the white house, here's something for the west wing, perhaps. a gift from russia with love.
artist nikas safronov says america's new leader reminds him of napoleon and a pirate, and although nikas did have all bases covered, he says he always believed it was trump who'd create a fresh canvas for us—russian relations. "the american people made the right choice," he says. "we hoped trump would win." but did moscow do more than just hope? this month, a us intelligence report claimed the kremlin tried to influence the election for trump through cyber attacks, internet trolls, and a media campaign. the report highlights the role of rt, calling the channel the kremlin‘s principal international propaganda outlet. today, it hit back. how awful it is to see that such a huge and powerful country relies on such bad, bad, sloppy and just funny intelligence.
is rt putting out kremlin propaganda? it's the same as what they say about the bbc and cnn here in russia. there are separate allegations — that the kremlin has been cultivating donald trump for at least five years, and that moscow has managed to compromise him. these claims are unsubstantiated, but potentially explosive. so donald trump, a kremlin stooge? fake news, say his supporters, and moscow says the same. but the fact that some people are even suggesting that russia influenced an american election, that means that russia will loom large over america's new president. and from the kremlin today, this call for cooperation. we desperately need a good relationship with washington, but it takes two to tango. and what will be the approach by president trump, this is the question. meanwhile, outside moscow, at a restaurant called the trump, they're celebrating the inauguration
with a new creation — the donald trump burger. like the man himself, it's larger—than—life, and for some, difficult to swallow. it's a symbol of the high hopes — the very high hopes — russia has for trump, and its appetite for a closer relationship. steve rosenberg, bbc news, moscow. our north america editor jon sopel is in washington. in that first address to america and the world after the ceremony tomorrow, what kind of tone do you think mrtrump tomorrow, what kind of tone do you think mr trump will strike? tomorrow, what kind of tone do you think mr trump will strike ?|j tomorrow, what kind of tone do you think mr trump will strike? i don't think mr trump will strike? i don't think it's going to be a long list of detailed policies. i don't think we're going to hear about building a war with mexico and repealing obamacare and war with mexico and repealing obamaca re and rewriting war with mexico and repealing obamacare and rewriting trade deals. instead, we are being told it's going to be more philosophical, sincere, personal, about what it is to be an american, the duty of being
a citizen, what government can do for the people. so i think donald trump will be trying to paint with a very broad brush, but also very conscious alike he said when he got elected, that he was here to unify the american people, because what we are also going to see over this weekend the inauguration and not just the parties and the balls, but also the protests as well. because many, also the protests as well. because any also the protests as well. because many, many americans are still not reconciled to the idea of a trump presidency. let's talk about expectations as we look ahead to the next four years. the report there from pennsylvania, lots of people with very, very high expectations of this presidency. what is your sense of that and the risks involved there for of that and the risks involved there foertrump? of that and the risks involved there for mr trump? talking to the people who are converging on washington today to support donald trump, they genuinely do believe he's going to make america greater gain. just like eight years ago, when barack obama had that word hope around his neck,
well, donald trump has got make america greater gain. he's going to have to deliver onjobs, america greater gain. he's going to have to deliver on jobs, on trade deals, and i think we are going to see him wanting to act very quickly on all of those things. but with some of thejobs, on all of those things. but with some of the jobs, they haven'tjust gone to cheap labour from mexico or the philippines. they've gone to non—passport carrying robots. that's an issue. but he can set up an infrastructure bill, which could funnel billions of dollars into the us economy, desperately needed, and that will create jobs. so us economy, desperately needed, and that will createjobs. so i think us economy, desperately needed, and that will create jobs. so i think he will turn the taps on on spending, so will turn the taps on on spending, so he can deliver on that promise to create those jobs. we'll talk again tomorrow, but thanks very much, jon sopel at the white house. the prime minister says she's held positive discussions with leading banks after a number of them warned they might relocate jobs to the european union after brexit. theresa may was speaking at the world economic forum in switzerland, where she also told business leaders that global companies needed to change to regain public trust, as our economics editor kamal ahmed reports.
wrapped up warmly, whisked from private meetings with bankers to private meetings with billionaire technology entrepreneurs. it's frankly hard to come to davos and not look like a member of the global elite. but although the prime minister was here to insist that britain was open for business, she was also here with a warning. talk of greater globalisation can make people fearful. for many, it means theirjobs being outsourced, and wages undercut. it means having to sit back as they watch their communities change around them. and in their minds, it means watching as those who prosper seem to play by a different set of rules. theresa may came to the world economic forum in davos not so much to celebrate business as to warn it. yes, she backs globalisation, she backs free trade, she backs a deal with the european union.
but she had another message for this rather privileged audience — do more to make globalisation work for everyone. and if you don't, she will be quite willing to intervene to ensure businesses change their behaviour. it was sunny here today, yes — but the prime minister's visit to davos was overshadowed, as a number of international banks, including goldman sachs and jp morgan, said they were reducing investment or planning to cutjobs as britain planned for brexit. but many reflect that the city is a big place, with different voices. for barclays, london is still the leader. i think the uk will continue to be the financial lungs for europe. we may have to move certain activities. we may have to change the legal structure that we use to operate in europe. but i think it's going to be at the margin, and will be manageable. i caught up with the prime minister later. what have the banks said to you about why
they are moving jobs? i've had a very good, positive discussion with banks about the benefits of the city of london, about what it is that has brought them to the city of london, 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 that is very important to us, but is valued around the world. i believe that truly global britain can bring jobs and prosperity to the uk across—the—board, including in financial services. it is time, she says, to look at the wider horizon. but will the world's business leaders enjoy the view? this man employs over 112,000 people from india to britain. frankly, the uk will have to spend a lot more time explaining what their positions in this global world means. the reality is, it is no longer a block of nations that you work together with. theresa may has admitted the journey
ahead will be uncertain, but she claims a bright future, and says free—trade deals are being discussed with india and australia. but, just as with the eu, discussions are just that — the hard negotiations are yet to come. kamalahmed, bbc news, davos. martin mcguinness, the former ira commander who became a pivotal figure in the political establishment in northern ireland, is to retire from front line politics. he said he would not be capable of fighting the forthcoming election campaign because of serious health problems. mr mcguinness‘s political opponents have paid tribute today, to his commitment to providing stable government for northern ireland even when it meant sharing power with his former enemies. 0ur chief correspondent gavin hewitt has the story. martin mcguinness is one of the most controversial leaders in british and irish politics. a centralfigure in both northern ireland's pain and its peace. now he is standing
down due to illness. i will have to be very honest with myself. the question i ask myself is, are you capable? are you physically capable of fighting this election with the intensity that elections need to be fought? and the honest answer is that i am not physically capable. his background lay in the civil rights riots in londonderry, but martin mcguinness chose violent resistance. by the age of 21 he was second in command of the ira in derry, talking about the bombing campaign. can you say whether the bombing is likely to stop in the near future in response to any public demand? well, we will always take on the considerations and the feelings of the people of derry. these feelings will be passed onto our hq in dublin, you know? he served two prison sentences in the irish republic. he was also convicted of ira membership. he openly attended ira events. he denied that he
was the ira chief of staff but said he regarded it as a condiment. it as a compliment. we don't believe that winning elections and winning any amount of votes will bring freedom in ireland. at the end of the day it will be the cutting edge of the ira which will bring freedom. today he was asked whether he had any regrets about his days in the ira. well, i think people have to consider the circumstances that existed in this city when i did join the ira. we had a city where people were being murdered by the ruc, where they were being murdered wholesale, as it were, on bloody sunday by the parachute regiment, and the fact that many young people like myself, supported by many thousands of people in the city, i'm not saying they were the majority, decided to fight back. but i don't regret any of that. but he was one of the ira leaders who recognised that continued violence would not bring further political gains. in 1994 there was a ceasefire. it laid the foundation
for peace talks. sinn fein nominated him as its chief negotiator, leading to the good friday agreement and eventually power—sharing. bitter foes sat alongside each other in a new assembly. myjourney‘s been a long journey. i've been over 25 years working on building the peace. but many could not forget his past. i want justice for my father. absolutely. i believe that you know the names of the killers of my father. no, i don't. and i want you to tell me who they are. i don't know their names. but the man who had fought the british state eventually won recognition as a peacemaker. there you go. are you well. thank you very much. i'm still alive. nice to see you again. martin mcguinness‘s departure from politics comes at a sensitive time for northern ireland. it's power—sharing assembly has collapsed and brexit poses difficult questions about the future of the border with ireland. many people struggle to forgive
a leader so steeped in the violence of the past but he earned grudging respect for his commitment to peace. the gunman who turned politician had the authority to make compromises. gavin hewitt, bbc news, belfast. joining me from belfast is our northern lreland political editor, mark devenport. let's talk about mr mcguinness‘s legacy, how do you see it? relatives of ira victims may say good riddance to martin mcguinness because as gavin made clear he was an ira leader at the time the organisation carried out attack after attack and even stooping to tactics like sending hostages to their sudden deaths in car bombs detonated before they could get out of them. at the same time he was a key influence in removing the ira from war to peace and it was the fact people knew he had been there at the sharp end i gave him the authority to convince other irish republicans to come with
him and to denounce those who still clung to the gun as traitors to the ireland of ireland. the next generation that comes will not have the same authority. they won't have the same authority. they won't have the international recognition of martin mcguinness. they face challenges struggling with the colla pse challenges struggling with the collapse of the power—sharing executive in northern ireland. but hopefully they will not face the same kind of conflict of which martin mcguinness was both part of the problem and part of the solution. mark davenport, thank you for your thoughts on the martin mcguinness decision today. the political crisis in gambia has intensified, with troops from neighbouring senegal entering the country in support of its newly—elected president. adama barrow has been unable to take office because the country's longstanding leader, yahya jammeh, is refusing to step down, following his election defeat. the foreign office is advising against all but essential travel to gambia. six britons have been killed in a minibus crash in saudi arabia. the group had been on a pilgrimage to mecca. the victims included four members of one family — including a baby.
four other passengers were injured. dozens of people are feared dead after an avalanche destroyed a hotel used by skiers in central italy. at least three people are known to have died. rescue teams are searching for up to 35 people still trapped. the avalanche happened yesterday, after a series of powerful earthquakes struck the area of abruzzo, around 150 miles from rome. 0ur correspondentjames reynolds sent this report. at night the quickest way through the wall of snow was on skis. these rescuers are among the most experienced in europe. even they struggled to move forward. step—by—step they shovelled their way up towards the rigopiano hotel. finally they made it. the hotel was silent.
inside, rescuers found this man. they went further in and came to where the avalanche hit. a six—foot—high wall of snow and rock broke through the building's walls. several miles away a father waited for news of his daughter up in the hotel. straight after yesterday's earthquakes they text each other. "stay calm," he wrote. "you can come down tomorrow." "calm?" "that's hard," she replied. "i think that the worst has already happened," he reassured her. "what's going on?", he then asked. he got no reply. his daughter and many other people may be trapped underneath these tonnes of snow. these pictures filmed after daybreak show the rigopiano hotel swept away by the avalanche.
do you think it's possible to find more people alive? for sure, yes. in the past we've found people after three days, or something like this, and especially in this case there could be some room under the snow. tonight conditions here have improved. we haven't felt any more earthquakes or tremors, and rescue workers will want the snow to hold off to allow them to keep digging. italy's prime minister has said that the entire country is holding its breath. james reynolds, bbc news, penne, central italy. the latest crime figures for england and wales reveal there were more than five million offences of fraud and computer crime in the year to september. it's the first time figures for those crimes have been included, and it's seen the total number
of offences jump to nearly 12 million. people are now twice as likely to be a victim of credit card or online fraud as they are a victim of vehicle theft. surrey county council, which is run by a conservative administration, is to hold a referendum on whether to increase council tax by 15% to sustain its social care service. the council says there's a "huge gap" in its budget and blames cuts imposed by conservative ministers at westminster. the area includes the constituencies of chancellor philip hammond and health secretaryjeremy hunt, as our deputy political editor john pienaar reports. you don't get a choice about getting old, but how to pay the huge bills for care? councils pay most and one's had enough of government cuts, of paying for more with less. £170 million less since 2010. surrey‘s asking council taxpayers yes or no to a 15% increase for social care. i think it's important that politicians stand up and tell the
truth and be honest with the residents, and tell them what it costs to run these services. we have to pay for the services. it's not easy finding people here who are keen to pay what will be nearly £200 a year more on an average home, though no one could call surrey hard up. hi there. good afternoon. the council want a 15% increase. so i believe, i heard it on the one 0'clock news today. how about some more of that money for council for social care? certainly not. that's totally obscene. there's lots of money in surrey but that doesn't mean that, you know, we're going to accept a 15% rate increase. it's not on. i think it's a very bad idea. i can't afford to pay because my pension is frozen. more council tax to pay for social care. do you fancy that? yes or no? erm, i'm up for it. i think we live in a very affluent area, i
think we can all afford it and there are lots of people around who need it more than we do. absolutely, i think that's right. clearly it's a national cost. the sign of a civilised society is one that looks after and cares for its older people responsibly. and i think it's a problem that's going to escalate over the years. it's not going to go away and we have to address it. the labour leader also agrees all taxpayers should bear the rising cost of social care. it's not right that we should thrust the social care crisis on local authorities, all of whom have different levels of income all over the country. it's a central government responsibility and the central government should face up to its responsibility. local voters have been asked to vote on a council tax rise just once in england in the last five years. the answer was no. the local mps here include the health secretary and the chancellor and they'll be watching this local referendum very, very carefully. if surrey votes no to this council tax rise it could mean cuts in local services. but it could also force ministers to confront a
tough and perhaps unpopular set of decisions on the future funding of social care that many say government after government have avoided for far too long. john pienaar, bbc news, esher, in surrey. one of the world's toughest sporting challenges, the vendee globe round—the—world yacht race, has yet again been won by a frenchman. this time it's armel le cleac‘h, who crossed the finishing line off the west coast of france in a record time of 7a days. the welsh sailor alex thomson, who recovered from a poor start, now looks set to come second. 0ur sports correspondent natalie pirks reports from les sables d'0lonne. after ten unpredictable weeks in the world's most dangerous seas, a frenchman celebrating victory was a well—told story. what wasn't was the hampshire yachtsmen who gave him a real run for his money. for three months alex thomson has battled everything the ocean's thrown at him, eaten only
freeze dried noodles, and survived on as little as 20 minutes sleep every few hours. at stake was his lifelong obsession of becoming the first briton to win this race. dame ellen macarthur also came second in 2001. when you've been at sea for that long and you know you're not going to win the race, and you're absolutely exhausted i think that's pretty brutal. so hopefully he'll have a smile at the finish line but it will have been very, very tough for him. thomson set off from here, les sables—d'0lonne, on 6th november heading out of this case down to the equator and into the south atlantic. he headed around antarctica, under the cape of good hope, and passed round australasia, crossed the south pacific where he passed point nemo, the furthest place from civilisation on earth before heading round cape horn, back up the atlantic and negotiating the equator once more. when he arrives back here at les sables early tomorrow morning he'll have notched up somewhere between 25,000