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this is bbc news. the headlines: president trump begins his first full day as america's new leader and starts to see through on his campaign pledges. inauguration day ended with a series of balls, with the president pledging to fight for the american people. we are going to do a really good job andi we are going to do a really good job and i will be fighting every single day for you. meanwhile a day of protests is taking place around the world in support of women's rights and against trump's presidency. nine survivors are pulled out of the ruins of an italian hotel, almost three days 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, dateline london will explore the possibilities click will bring you the latest technology
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news from around the world. good morning and welcome to bbc news. good afternoon and 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 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, health care 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
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was delayed by the us senate. the russian government has confirmed that president putin will call donald trump in the next few days but the preparation of any meeting will take months. our washington correspondent laura bicker reports. and now, the president and first lady of the united states will take their first dance. # and 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? keep it going? i think so. cheering. donald] trump and the first lady of the united states. 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
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of this historic day. 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. # i did it my way. as he shuffled around the floor, word spread that he had already made his first executive move, an action that will help repeal obamaca re, his predecessor's signature health care law. across the country, gatherings of a more hostile nature sprung up from coast to coast.
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in washington over 200 people were arrested after a handful of small anti—trump rallies turned violent. meanwhile, protests broke out from coast to coast. people 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. in his first address to the nation as president, donald trump spelt out his vision for the future for the people of america. we assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city in every foreign capital and in every wall of power. from this day
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forward a new vision will govern our land. from this day forward it is 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 and optimistic. angela merkel has said that mr trump
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has made his conviction is clear. when asked about the speech she said we will always seek compromise. in other words she is saying, we won't say anything nasty. it's yet another sign that she is not like trump. she won't come out with something acerbic and counter—productive. won't come out with something acerbic and counter—productivem terms of the inauguration speech, what did you make of it? it did not surprise me. we all knew what to expect. what i found astonishing was how dark it was. this dark about carnage and gangs and so forth. he is often compared to reagan and yet you think of reagan and you remember him talking about america as this
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shining city on a hill. this morning in america was one of these famous sayings. now it's like it is the dead of night in america and it is dangerous out there. do you think thatis dangerous out there. do you think that is what people will take from it? many people will listen to be worked america first without the historical context of the 1930s. america first, america jobs, bring backjobs. infrastructure. certainly his supporters, this is what they wa nted his supporters, this is what they wanted to hear. people who are not trump plans just really don't believe what he is saying about, for example, infrastructure. —— fans. he talks about building highways, tunnels, airports. in fact, and he said new, by the way. if you strike
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out the words new, you know hill just improve the infrastructure. he says it will be $1 trillion infrastructure programme. the markets are on his side and are excited about the spending. he has also said that the spending by the government will be less than 200 billion and the rest of the money will come from the private sector. we are talking about an extremely long range programme and one that i think is infused with a lot of wishful thinking. you've worked with bloomberg markets. do you think that this is something that the economic and financial class have factored in. if there is going to be this spending and lower taxes, it will contribute to a deficit? what is being factored in is the bright side of this. the idea that there is going to be money spent, the idea that people who are very rich could be paying less taxes. companies that
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make a lot of money will be paying less taxes. that is something that feels the markets and actually get them excited, but there are other people who sit back and say, you have two looked at the mid—term, the long—term. who is going to pay for this? how are we going to pay for this? how are we going to pay for this? he is a lawbreaker, but he is a lawbreaker in terms of conservative republicanism. this kind of spending is not small sea conservative. no, it is not and he will have trouble within his own party. he has this tremendous momentum and the scenes to be very few people in the party he will stand up to him. john mccain probably foremost among all of them, but not very many. we will leave it there. let's talk to dr erikjones. he's an expert on transatlantic relations at thejohns chopkins school of advanced international
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studies and he joins us via webcam. very good to talk to you, doctor james. i take it you have the speeches, as we all did. how do you think transatlantic relations, particularly with nato will change over the next couple of years. —— doctorjames. i think the transatlantic relationship will change fundamentally. but the first time we have a president who does not put the idea of having a strong alliance at the top of the agenda. he doesn't believe in global leadership. there will be more tense discussions regarding burden sharing and fracture is politics as well. this is a bit like asking you to read the tea leaves, but do you think mrtrump read the tea leaves, but do you think mr trump actually wants the european union to fail, to break up. he said kind things about brexit and
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we know a number of european leaders on the right are saying britain is the start and it could be the end of the start and it could be the end of the eu as we know it. is this something that mr trump uniquely would like to see? i definitely think he is the first american president to come in with the idea that it would not be a bad thing if the european union fell apart. most american presidents have recognised that it american presidents have recognised thatitis american presidents have recognised that it is in america's interest a strong european ally. united were impossible, but certainly cohesive when necessary. that is what donald trump appears to believe. he's quite content with the idea of a divided europe. the other question i suppose is he has put some pretty strong characters on the defence side of his cabinet. they have strong views
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on russia, for example. general mateos is not exactly close to president putin's view of the world. we will all be watching with bated breath to find out what actually happens with eastern europe, ukraine, latvia and so on and the scandinavian countries who are very nervous about russia now.|j scandinavian countries who are very nervous about russia now. i think thatis nervous about russia now. i think that is right. there is a big question about his voice will prevail in terms of relations with russia. there is a big question also about the relationship of those that trump has picked to hold cabinet positions and what they are meant to be managing. trust in some of the cabinet leaders is not that great. one thing that is obsessing british
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politics right now is trade deals on how we can do trade deals. that is difficult on our side of the atla ntic difficult on our side of the atlantic because once we are still members of the european union, officially we can't negotiate, but are we at the head of some queue with president trump to negotiate some trade deal? even if we are, how much of a role will congress having something like that? there is a fundamental misunderstanding about the nature of trade negotiations right now both sides of the atlantic. trade negotiations are deals about tariffs and quotas, they are not 19th—century trade negotiations and that seems to be what donald trump is talking about. modern trade relations are about standards and they take years. it doesn't matter if britain is that the front of the end of the queue, it isa the front of the end of the queue, it is a long process to get any access to the markets. thank you for joining us. marches are taking place today
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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. we will try to go live to the one in london a little later in the hour. and from monday we have a new programme covering donald trump ozma presidency. that's 100 days with katty kay in washington and christian fraser in london. rescue teams in italy have freed four more people trapped in the ruins of a hotel,
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which was crushed by an avalanche on wednesday. five people, including four children, were pulled from the rubble yesterday. 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. four bodies have been
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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. the headlines. president trump sta rts the headlines. president trump starts to see through on his campaign pledges. a day of protest around the world in support of women's rights and against trump ozma presidency. nine people have been rescued from an italian hotel that was buried by an avalanche four days ago. a man's appeared at sheffield magistrates court charged with the murder of 16 year old leonne weeks. the teenager's body was found on monday on a path in the village of dinnington near rotherham.
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our correspondent megan paterson is outside sheffield crown court. what happened. shay healy appeared for a matter of minutes. he is from donington. he stood in the dock wearing a grey t—shirt and grey jogging wearing a grey t—shirt and grey jogging bottoms. he spoke only to confirm his name and age. he is charged with the murder of 16—year—old leone weeks. her body was found in an alleway in the village on monday. police say she died after being stabbed several times. the courtroom, court room to was very busy. there was no extra space in the public gallery with both families attending this very short hearing. mr healey was told that the matter will be transferred to sheffield crown court. he will appear in crown court on the 17th of february. thank you very much
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indeed. the french far—right leader marine le pen says countries should have the possibility to leave the eu if it wants to. she's been speaking at a gathering of leaders of europe's right—wing populist parties in the german city of koblenz. they're discussing their shared opposition to the european union. our correspondent is there with the details. leaders say they want a revolution in europe. they want an end to mass immigration as they sleep and many of them were out of the eu as well. as you say, there have been caused to say that brexit was the first domino, if you like. donald trump ozma —— donald trump ozma victory was the second. really what today is about though is creating a show of unity. at least
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the three of these leaders it's an election year. marine le pen is hoping to become the next leader in france. denmark have an election and also germany. these leaders have a lot in common. they tend to use pretty fierce anti—islamic rhetoric. they are very much opposed to angela merkel‘s fiji policy which has been described today as catastrophic. they do however share some commonality. —— angela merkel‘s refugee policy. there is much that
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divides them, but there was a lot that brings them together. what is shared is a growing support amongst ordinary men and women who are concerned about the migrant crisis and feel disillusioned and let down by the political mainstream. there area by the political mainstream. there are a great deal of alarms through those political establishments, certainly with the german public and there were big protests going on last night and today over this meeting from which members of the german mainstream media have been excluded. ukip leader paul nuttall has been confirmed as the party's candidate to fight a by—election in stoke—on—trent central. it was triggered by the resignation of leading labour moderate tristram hunt. with me now is our political
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correspondent matt cole. ukip have one mp at the moment and it is clear by becoming the candidate for stoke central that paul nuttall thinks he has a chance. you don't want to tarnish your reputation as leader. this is his fifth attempt at getting a westminster seat. he still hasn't got nigel farage's record. he took on seven and lost seven. the seat was taken by labour in the last election, but only by 5000 votes ahead of ukip who came second. not all will be thinking it's a chance to him to get into parliament. —— nuttall. there are strong voices there that say we should oppose article 15. it is going to be very difficult. this is one of the most brexit boating areas of the country.
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it is known as brexit central. paul nuttall called it that when he accepted the nomination to be a candidate. it will be a difficult balance for labour. this is a seat that will probably disappear in boundary changes. they have to find a candidate who finds the right message on brexit to appease the voters who wanted to leave. however, the candidate could only hold the seat for a few years before it disappears. there's another big test coming upfor disappears. there's another big test coming up for labour. that's right, up coming up for labour. that's right, up in cumbria.jamie coming up for labour. that's right, up in cumbria. jamie reed went to a private job with the sellafield nuclear plant, leaving a gap and a by—election. labour only have a majority of 2500. there will be
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furious fight for the tories hoping can pinch the seat from labour. both mark a challenge forjeremy corbyn‘s leadership. it will not look good for him to lose either of these seats let alone both. to have both the fight simultaneously is a division of resources and therefore one will watch with interest. indeed. thank you very much. the former president of the and says he will step down. troops from there by african countries threatened to remove him by force. the action would have been backed by the un. the man who said he would rule
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gambhirfer ever the man who said he would rule gambhir fer ever more funny lady. the man who said he would rule gambhir fer ever more funny ladylj will gambhir fer ever more funny lady.” will relinquish the mantle of leadership. —— gambia. will relinquish the mantle of leadership. -- gambia. he refused to accept defeat and it was only after west african leaders came to the gambian capital for 11th hour talks that he finally bowed to mounting pressure. news of the agreement was celebrated in neighbouring senegal, where his successor sought to reassure the gambian people. to all of you who were forced by political circumstances to flee our country, you now have liberty to return home. more than 40,000 people fled the gambia infearof more than 40,000 people fled the gambia in fear of violence. troops from senegal and nigeria have been stationed on the border, ready to remove the president by force if required. a deal has been struck,
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but the details of his departure and where he will go now have not been revealed. let's find out what the weather is up let's find out what the weather is up to. it has been very chilly. it has been, but there is plenty of sunshine to compensate. however, the iz fog across the midlands and it could spread into the north east of england. sky is clouding up for northern ireland during the afternoon, but for scotland, widespread sunshine. the sunshine will continue across south—eastern areas as well. it will be called despite the sunshine. tonight, sky ‘s cloud up over many areas. patchy
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rain across the north and into scotland. probably the clearest speu scotland. probably the clearest spell sues central and eastern parts of england. we will have frost and fog though. sunday, a bit more in the way of cloud. the best of the sunshine across the south and the south—east. it will be another chilly day. the headlines. president trump stars to follow through on his campaign pledges. meanwhile around the world there have been processed marches. nine people have been pulled from a hotel after an avalanche in italy. a man has been charged with the murder of leone weeks. her body was found ona of leone weeks. her body was found on a pathway in rotherham on monday. chuba: seat will play its first
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match tonight after all of its players were killed in a plane crash. —— chapecoense. these pictures travelled the world. sheerjoy as the chapecoense football team qualified for the final of the copa sudamerica na last year. the dressing room now stands silent. their finest moment sent them to play in colombia on the doomed flight that killed 19 players, as well as directors and members of the coaching staff. the flight crashed on a mountainous area close to where it was headed. a preliminary report by colombian authorities said the plane had insufficient fuel and human error was to blame. only six people survived the crash. defender neto only managed to walk again last week. translation: they told me the truth three days before i came back.
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it was the saddest day of my life. i ask about my teammates and the doctors said they won't here any more. these seats have been empty for almost two months now. but today the fans will return to the arena to cheer on a new chapecoense, with new players and new hopes for a successful future, striving to live up to the past. now it's a busy day of sport. let's get the latest. johanna konta's australian challenges gathering serious momentum after she won her eighth match in a row this morning 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 sydney in the build—up to the big grand slam in melbourne, and caroline wozniacki had no answer.
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