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this is bbc news. i'm gavin esler. the headlines at ten: the first full day in office begins for the new president of the united sates, as donald trump signs orders to start dismantling the legacy of his predecessor. inauguration day ended with a series of balls, with the president pledging to fulfil his campaign promises. we want to make america great again, and we will. meanwhile protests are taking place around the world against his presidency in support of women's rights. four more survivors are pulled out of the ruins of an italian hotel, almost 72 hours after it was swamped by an avalanche. british tennis number one, johanna konta, storms into the last 16 of the australian open. and coming up in half an hour, jon kay speaks to people along america's route 45 about their hopes, fears and expectations for president trump. good morning and
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welcome to bbc news. president trump has begun his term in office by immediately starting to dismantle the flagship health policy of his predecessor, known as obamaca re. in his inauguration speech —— mr trump promised to preside over the transfer of power from washington back to the people, and said that in every act and every decision he would ensure that the interests of americans were put ahead of all others. president trump has already taken his first steps in changing policies, signing an executive order which targets obamacare, much of which he says he wishes to abolish. the revamped white house website is also now highlighting mr trump's new six—issue agenda. energy, foreign policy, jobs and growth, military, law enforcement and trade deals. some observers point out that it makes no mention of civil rights,
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healthca re or climate change. the new president's cabinet is beginning to take shape — retired generaljames mattis has been sworn in as defence secretary. and john kelly, a retired marine corps general, has also been sworn in as the head of homeland security. however mike pompeo, president trump's choice as director of the cia, hasn't been sworn in yet after his confirmation was delayed by the us senate. our washington correspondent laura bicker reports. and now, the president and first lady of the united states will take their first dance. # an now the end is near...# never has a song been more appropriate for a president. donald trump got here by doing things very differently, a trait he shows no sign of losing as commander—in—chief. # i did it my way... should i keep the twitter going or not?
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keep it going? i think so. he beamed as he arrived at galas across washington, clasping the hand of his wife and first lady. inaugural balls are part of the choreography of this historic day. and mr trump invited supporters from across the country. well, we did it. we began this journey, and they said we, we, and me, we didn't have a chance, but we knew we were going to win. and we won. as he shuffled around the floor, word spread that he had already made his first executive move, an action that will help repeal obamacare, his predecessor's signature health care law. across the country, gatherings ofa
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more hostile nature sprung up from coast to coast. in washington, more than 200 protesters were arrested after a small handful of anti—trump rallies turned violent. in chicago, hundreds peacefully voiced their concerns at donald trump's agenda, and in seattle, they marched through the streets. further demonstrations are planned over the weekend. but the new president will shrug off this criticism, just as he did during the campaign. surrounded by family and friends, he is taking a moment to enjoy this particular piece of pageantry before the real work begins. laura bicker, bbc news, washington. in his first address to the nation as president, donald trump spelt out his vision for the future for the people of america. the oval office i take today is a
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oath of allegiance to all americans. —— the oath of office. we have subsidised the armies of other countries while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military. we have defended other nations' borders while refusing to defend our owi'i. borders while refusing to defend our own. and spent trillions and trillions of dollars overseas while america's infrastructure has fallen into disrepairand america's infrastructure has fallen into disrepair and decay. we've made other countries rich while the wealth, strength and confidence of
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oui’ wealth, strength and confidence of our country has dissipated over the horizon. one by one, the factories shut and left our shores with not even a thought about the millions and millions of american workers that were left behind. the wealth of oui’ that were left behind. the wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes and then redistributed all across the world. but that is the past, and now we are looking only to the future. applause we assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital, and
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in every hall of power. from this day forward, a new version will govern our land. from this day forward , will govern our land. from this day forward, it's going to be only america first. america first. reacting to president trump's inaugural speech to put america ‘first‘, the foreign secretary borisjohnson told the bbc he remains positive about the prospect of a new trade deal with the us. the new president has made it clear that he wants to put britain at the front of the line for a new trade deal. obviously, that is extremely exciting and important. and he is keen to get it done as fast as possible and is optimistic that it can be done soon, he has said within a short period after the exit from the eu, and that is great. it's got to work for the uk as well, but there is every reason to be positive. with reports that theresa may is
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planning to fly to washington as early as next week, just what will the special relationship between the us and the uk be? ambassador to the us — sir christopher meyer — whojoins us now from central london. i know that you think the term special relationship is bunk — is that fair? i don't like the expression. it is a rhetorical advice that we, the brits, craig, and we go into a blind funk when it is mentioned. —— crave. we need to work out what are our interest, what we wa nt work out what are our interest, what we want from the us, what we want trump to do, what we want trump not to do. that is the basis for a proper high—level discussion between the prime minister and the president. i was interested to hear
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borisjohnson say president. i was interested to hear boris johnson say we president. i was interested to hear borisjohnson say we are at the head of the queue, according to mr trump. that is not what mr trump said in his interview with michael gove this week. i wonder how easy it will be to forge any kind of relationship with the united states when the president is saying america first, and congress will have a role in deciding what the trade deal is. that's true, but america first is not yet a policy, it's a slogan. and if you take a blank sheet of paper and write down america first honour, the only two other things you can add, on the basis of what the president has said, is china, because the and mexico, because america believes that the north american free trade agreement signed under bill clinton has meant a migration ofjobs out of the united states into mexico. the on that, we
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do not know what trump means by america first. i don't believe for five seconds that it rules out the possibility of a uk— us trade agreement. whether it is front of the queue, middle or back, who gives a toss? this is peddling stuff and doesn't matter. —— piddling. donald trump has said he wants to do a deal, and he is a man who is good at doing deals, he says, so sooner or later, we will almost certainly have this trade agreement. how do you assess the comments he has made about multilateral arrangements, the eu, for example, which i notice the financial times has a piece about theresa may's visit, saying she is somewhat concerned this might undermine the eu, and on nato, where he has made it clear other people have to pull their weight. as far as
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the eu is concerned, donald trump is the eu is concerned, donald trump is the first president in my experience, and may be the first us president ever, to have expressed doubt about european integration. it has been a canon of american foreign policy over 50 years to encourage the integration of the eu, so he is radically breaking the past tradition by saying what he has said about the eu. on the other hand, he seems that favour brexit, and he has suggested that other eu countries might follow us out of the european union. so, to the extent that he looked favourably upon brexit, this is to our advantage, including in the negotiations with the eu. nato, a different kettle of fish. essential to our security, a cornerstone of it, and we would not wa nt cornerstone of it, and we would not wantan cornerstone of it, and we would not want an american president to undermine it. now, he has said, i know, that nato is obsolete, but in
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his inaugural speech, he also said he was going to reinforce old alliances and make new ones, so i think when theresa may crosses the atlantic, she needs to say to donald trump, if we are going to handle putin properly, what we really need to do is to reinforce nato, not undermine it. of course, that means the europeans need to increase their contributions to common defence. he also said in his inauguration speech that he would eradicate islamic terror — what do you think of that? as an ideal, perhaps many would think it is a great idea, what to do it as think it is a great idea, what to do itasa think it is a great idea, what to do it as a president — do you think it is doable? no, it is not. one area where trump has to be careful is not to make the same mistake, although it wasn't really his fault, as president obama did in 2008, when he so president obama did in 2008, when he so raised expectations of what he was going to be able to do that he
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was going to be able to do that he was given the nobel peace prize before he had been five minutes in the oval office. trump has been very careful —— trump has to be very careful —— trump has to be very careful about raising expectations unnaturally careful about raising expectations unnatu rally and impossibly. careful about raising expectations unnaturally and impossibly. the notion that he could in four or eight years eradicate islamic terrorism is, ithink, pie in eight years eradicate islamic terrorism is, i think, pie in the sky, and it is a phrase that will come back to haunt him. you have been an observer of inaugurations and presidents, you've been in washington for years off and on, and i wonder what you make of this moment. do we know what the map is even for the next few months, as far as this president is concerned? no, we don't. as i've said before, trump isa we don't. as i've said before, trump is a mystery to be revealed. so far, we have had slogans like america first and make america great again, we have had bits and pieces of policy popping up he ran there, including inauguration speech, we
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have had to drive a coach and horses through american foreign policy over the eu and nato, he has insulted the germans along the way in his interview with michael gove in the times of the week. so, trying to put all that together into a coherent donald trump doctrine of international relations is very difficult. it is too soon, too soon to be able to do this, and we just have to wait and see how this comes out. there was, if you remember, similar apprehension about ronald reagan when he was elected to be president, and to some extent about george w bush as well. president, and to some extent about george w bush as well. a final thought: obviously, it will be an interesting time. that one bit we didn't really touch on is, how limited is his power, anyway? we talk about foreign relations, but he is talking about getting rid of obamacare, bringing jobs back and so on, but he can't do that without
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congress, can he? and his relations even with his own party are somewhat difficult. on his domestic agenda, he really has to take the two houses of congress with him, the senate and the house of representatives, on repealing obamaca re the house of representatives, on repealing obamacare or the house of representatives, on repealing obamaca re or whatever else he wants to do, especially where money has to be appropriated and spent. he does need the cooperation of the leaders of the two houses. since trump is a republican president, you might think it would bea president, you might think it would be a doddle, given that the republicans control the two houses. even when they are held by the same party as the president, history tells us it is not always easy going. in trump's case, there is the added potential difficulty theory that he is not really a republican at all. he is a maverick who has seized control of the republican party. the leadership of the senate
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may be easier, because rich mcconnell, the senate majority leader, trump has very cunningly put his wife into the cabinet as secretary of transportation, but this will not be easy pc. foreign affairs, he has much more freedom of action. he can do stuff abroad much more easily than he can at home without the prior authorisation of congress. sir christopher, a pleasure to talk to you. thank you very much. marches are taking place today in the united states and in dozens of countries around the world —— urging the new trump administration to protect women's rights. they're due to take place in london, berlin, seoul and riyadh. around 200,000 people are also expected to attend a march in the american capital. the biggest demonstration so far has been this one in sydney, australia. around three thousand people, attacking mr trump's allegedly sexist behaviour, marched to the us consulate. the message today is notjust a
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trump will stop the message today is to all the regressive political agendas around the globe, including those in history earlier —— in australia, that we will not be quite while there is bigotry, sexism and racism that is part of policy. this is not an anti—trump march per se, it isa is not an anti—trump march per se, it is a pro—human rights march. really, it is a protest against misogyny, against the rise of fascism in western politics. it is a protest, you know, we are protesting for inclusiveness and equality. and thatis for inclusiveness and equality. and that is really what today is all about. exactly, and we want to send about. exactly, and we want to send a sign to the women in the us that we're in this together. absolutely, 100%. i am here today to in solidarity with women all around the world who are marching in support of immigrant rights, minority rights,
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women's writes, and to make a statement against our new president and some of the things he stands for. and from monday here on the bbc news channel, we have a new programme covering donald trump's first acts as president, the brexit effect and much more. that's 100 days with katty kay in washington and christian fraser in london. the headlines: the first full day in office for the new president of the united states has donald trump begins to dismantle his predecessor's legacy. a day of protest is taking part place around the world against mr trump's presidency. four more trump's presidency. foui’ more sui’vivoi’s trump's presidency. four more survivors have been pulled out of the italian hotel almost three days after it was swamped by an avalanche. sport now, and for a full round—up, from the bbc sport centre, here's mike bushell. johanna konta's australian
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challenges gathering serious momentum after she won her eighth match in a row this morning to reach the fourth round. if she can get through the next one, she would potentially face serena williams in the quarterfinals. she has been in brilliant form, winning the title in syd ney brilliant form, winning the title in sydney in the build—up to the big grand slam in melbourne, and caroline wozniacki had no answer. johanna konta cruised to the eighth straight win. she will play ekaterina makarova in the fourth round. i am very happy with the level i was able to maintain throughout that match, and from the get go, i knew that she was not going to give it to me. caroline is the kind of player who will make her opponent earn any point against her, so opponent earn any point against her, soi opponent earn any point against her, so i knew that and ifelt opponent earn any point against her, so i knew that and i felt that i committed to the way i wanted to play, and i had trust in that, even if it sometimes wasn't going to
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work, it was going to bring opportunities, and i am happy it did today. johanna konta is on course to meet serena williams in a potential quarterfinal. earlier, she eased past nicole gibbs, 6—1, 6—3. rafael nadal won a gripping match to reach the third round. he came through in five sets in four hours and six minutes. back home, in football, liverpool and tottenham will look to narrow the gap on chelsea. there are seven matches today, with the leaders not playing till tomorrow. spurs are in late kick—off at manchester city, who got hammered 4—0 at everton last weekend. liverpool are in the early kick—off, at home to swansea city, also beaten 4—0 last weekend. jurgen klopp says today will still be tough. the interesting thing in the premier league, i don't know when it
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started, but the only final since i don't know when, swansea already playing for staying in the league. we play for whatever, but each game, obviously, especially in your opinion, besides the whole season. also, that's really intense, but we're also, that's really intense, but we' re really also, that's really intense, but we're really looking forward to this opportunity. in the fourth round of the scottish cup, what a day for bonnyrigg athletic, they are trying to beat hibernian. they are based just south of edinburgh, and they are the current champions of the east region super league. rangers take on motherwell. northampton suffered a fourth european champions cup defeat of the campaign, as they were beaten 26—17 at montpelier. the french side can
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go through in a best runners—up spot. lei nster spot. leinster boosted their chances of securing a home qualifier. they came back from seven points down at half—time to earn two points. now only a massive win for connacht would deprive them of home advantage in the last eight. ronnie o'sullivan plays in the snooker but 1:15pm. matches are live on bbc television and online. hawkins denied mark selby the chance to hold the uk masters after beating him. neither player was at his best ina him. neither player was at his best in a nervy match. bookings won two
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frames ina in a nervy match. bookings won two frames in a row to claim his place. —— hawking ‘s. alex hales will miss the remainder of the tour after suffering a fractured hand. the opener damaged it during the second one—day international on thursday, so he will fly home. england play the final game of their three match one—day series before the twenty20 series starts on thursday. that is all the sport. a reminder, you can watch highlights ofjohanna konta's fantastic win at 3pm today. you can keep up with all the sports stories on the bbc sport website. i will have more for you in the next hour. rescue teams in italy have freed four more people trapped in the ruins of a hotel, which was crushed by an avalanche on wednesday. five people, including four children, were pulled from the rubble yesterday.
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andy moore reports. as darkness fell on the third night since the avalanche, a six—year—old girl was pulled from the rubble, cold but apparently well. soon after came another child, a boy, one of four children who have so far been rescued from the rubble of the hotel. they are said to have survived in a kitchen, protected by concrete walls that also silenced their cries for help. after these images were filmed, another four adults — two women and two men — were also rescued. the survivors found yesterday were flown to hospital in pescara. they were said to be cold and dehydrated, but otherwise in remarkably good condition. for some relatives who had endured a long wait for news, there was huge relief. translation: can't you see it from my face? doesn't my face show how happy i am? it's great, i can't describe it in words. i'd like to see him. for now, the boy is safe, and i hope his parents have managed to survive as well. but for other relatives, the anxious wait goes on.
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four bodies have been recovered so far. at least 15 people are missing. the italian rescue services say they will work night and day until everyone is accounted for. andy moore, bbc news. let's go to live pictures from germany. you can see marine le pen, the leader of the front national in france, of course. she's making a speech in which she says, and this is coming ahead of those important elections in france and germany are the sheer, she is saying that brexit will have a domino effect across europe, very much chiming in from what we have been hearing from washington and the tramp administration, although hardly surprising from marine le pen, because she has said something similar in the past. however, it is rather interesting, and it will
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perhaps set the tone for that french presidential election later this year. ukip's leader paul not all looks set to fight a by—election in stoke—on—trent that was sparked by the resignation of labour mp tristram hunt. iam joined by the resignation of labour mp tristram hunt. i am joined by matt cole. this is quite interesting. yes, this is what paul not all —— this is paul not all trying to achieve what nigel farage could not. this will be paul nuttall‘s fifth attempt to get into parliament. nigel farage did say that it would be unsustainable for uk's leader not to be in parliament, especially given that they have one, douglas carswell. paul not all would bea douglas carswell. paul not all would be a strong contender here,
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probably. he probably fancies this chap —— fancies his chances because he came second to labour at the general election. in this seat. there is another by—election in copeland, where i thinkjeremy corbyn is today. that's right, he is campaigning there today. the candidates have been named. you will be able to see all the candidates on the bbc website for both by—elections. paul nuttall has made it very clear that he wants to go after labour in the north of england. ukip didn't feature so well in copeland in the general election. it was the tories who came second and they will campaign hard there too. in stoke, there could be a fight on their hands. internal labour polling is suggesting they may not do so well. they could even fall back as far as fourth, according to some reports.
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tristram hunt was a key critic of jeremy corbyn and has stepped aside, saying he did not want to rock the boat. he has taken his dream job, as he described it, as head of the victoria and albert museum in london. this seat that is being fought for, stoke central, is a seat that may not exist come the next general election due to boundary changes. for all the other parties yet to declare, it might make it difficult to find a candidate, because who would want to stand in a seat that may not exist in a few yea rs ? a final thought, the immediate thought that the labour party is, can we hold these two seats? but the longer question is, will there be a drip drip effect miss although tristram hunt was clear he didn't wa nt to tristram hunt was clear he didn't want to rock the boat, there are mps looking to the future and they don't think they've got one at westminster. indeed. speculation around westminster, depending on who you speak to, who may tell you that
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there are a few. there are mps in leyburn looking at potentially a long period of opposition and therefore wondering why perhaps they would want —— labour. perhaps wondering why they would want to be in opposition. tristram hunt wanted to tackle poverty and deprivation and felt he had not been able to do enough on that. final bit of context as to why paul nuttall is running — this is a seat described, in many ways, as brexit central. paul nuttall will really fancy his chances. thank you, matt. we will transfer to the other side of the atlantic and catch up with some of those pictures from last night's inauguration balls. people talk about the inauguration ball, but actually, there are a number of them. the
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president and first lady usually drop in on most of them. they sell tickets, because it is a good way to pay for the inauguration. we also hear the slightly more serious news that vladimir putin is hoping to call president trump in the coming days to congratulate him on taking office. blood amir putin's spokesman is saying it is impossible to solve the syrian crisis in a constructive way without america involved. let's get the weather. a hard frost for many of us to start the weekend. some fog patches around too. two views to show the early weekend weather. some welcome sunshine into north—west england. frosty rooftops, but some thick fog and a hard frost into parts of wales, as you can see from our weather watchers.


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