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talking about snow flurries. that's all the weather. the battle evil donald trump's travel ban goes on. lawyers fighting the president says this move will unleash chaos. we are expecting developments in the next few hours. a lot of you might have seen this. president putin is a killer. our country is not so innocent either. well, now donald trump's under fire for his remarks and the kremlin wants an apology from fox news. in the united kingdom, the speaker of the house of commons has some strong words for president trump. i would not want to issue an invitation to president chump to speak in the gallery. and if you want to get in touch at any time #bbcos is the place to go. as you may have noticed,
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we have a brand new screen. it's got a raft of new features that i'll introduce you to as we go along — but we hope it'll help outside source do what it always does, which is to give you the best information on the most important stories in whatever form that information comes and from whichever source it comes. let's start with donald trump's travel ban and whether it has a future. this story is playing out on opposite sides of the country. in seattle last week, a federaljudge overturned executive order order that stopped immigration from seven muslim—majority countries. right now lawyers in thejustice department in washington have only a few hours left to prepare and file an appeal
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in a court in san francisco. donald trump himself has been in tampa, florida where he's spoken to military personnel. the ban came up. we need strong programmes so that people who love us and want to love oui’ people who love us and want to love our country and will end up loving oui’ our country and will end up loving our country and will end up loving our country are allowed and, not people who want to destroy us and destroy our country. donald trump has also been attacking the judge that overturned his immigration ban. here is anthony zurcher live from washington, dc. who will have the final decision on this? the way the
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judicial system works is that there are 93 federal courts, one in seattle where the challenge was brought. there were other courts around the country where other cases we re around the country where other cases were brought. i3 around the country where other cases were brought. 13 across the country, one in san francisco. right now we are one step away from the supreme court having a chance to hear this case if they want to. they will be reviewing the injunction not the merit of the case itself, but they could weigh end on the entire thing and uphold the ban or strike it down. we will see what happens. after there is a decision rendered, it is safe to say that whoever loses will try to get to the supreme court. i will look again at this
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before we carry on. he says he: before we carry on with anthony, i want to fact check what the president has said. this the website of an organisation called new america. it carries out research in terrorism in the us. it's found not a single person from the seven countries targeted by donald trump's ban has been involved in a deadlyjihadist attack on us soil since 9/11 back in 2001. we can't predict the future, but it's hard to argue that the country is in peril specifically because ban which has been in place for days is on hold. donald trump has also gone after the judge directly. in fact he calls him a "so—called judge,!" well, this is the man in question. judge james robart — he's been on the federal bench in seattle for more than a decade.
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he was appointed by the last republican president, george w. bush. his job is to ensure executive branch of government, including the president, aren't acting outside of the constitution. donald trump will mind that he is being seen pushing against the judges on this issue? you saw with his comments earlier today and his tweets in recent days he is not only pushing back he has also said that if something happens, if there is an attack he can shift the blame to the judges who are blocking him and trying to implement this immigration order. it sets up a dynamic you will not be too opposed to. past presidents have criticised judges'
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decisions before, but the difference here is that very rarely do president single outjudges by name and target rhetoric at them directly. donald trump has also attacked a cnn/orc poll. the polls found that the president had the lowest approval rating of any new president since these kind of things were measured. in a tweet, mr trump says: the cnn poll records an approval rating of 44%. there's other polling around — this one is from rasmussen. it records an approval rating of 53%. is 53% good or bad? that particular
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poll usually has a conservative tilt to it so it is not surprising that it would be on the higher end of current poll ratings. presidents have had lower approval ratings. george w bush was in the high 20s by the end of his term. but this is in the end of his term. but this is in the first 100 days of donald trump's administration. this is where barack 0bama was later in his term. the republicans really do not like him, the independents are somewhere in between. if this is donald trump's honeymoon period where he should have support, the potentialfor honeymoon period where he should have support, the potential for him to depp as we go forward is greater than in the past. i have heard his first couple of months called a lot of things, but i don't think anyone would call it a honeymoon period.
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you will hear from all the bbc‘s top journalists every day covering donald trump's administration. this is what the speaker of the house of commons has had to say about president trump being invited to speak when he makes his state visit. i would not wish to issue an invitation to president donald trump to speak in the royal gallery. i conclude by saying to the honourable gentleman this. we value our relationship with the united states, ifa relationship with the united states, if a state visit takes place that is way beyond and above the pay grade of the speaker. however, as far as this place is concerned, ifeel very strongly that our opposition to racism and sexism and our support
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for equality before the law and an independent judiciary are for equality before the law and an independentjudiciary are hugely important considerations in the house of commons. we can bring in eleanor garnierfrom westminster. is this the end of the matter? it does mean that any indication for donald trump to speak in parliament to both the house of commons and house of lords cannot go ahead because he is the key, one of three people to hand out the invitations. if he says no, that is a beetle. this will not be happening. these comments are unprecedented. a diplomatic snub calling the president sexist, racist and attacking him for having a lack of respect. every one here was very
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surprised when he said this, even those in the house of commons. we have a viewer who has sent a message saying that the speaker should be in partial and he spoke to the saudis so partial and he spoke to the saudis so why should donald trump .com? we have had other guest speakers, including the president of china who addressed mps and lords. the position of the speaker is neutral. they are like a referee in the house of commons, controlling the mps in the chamber. who would likely be a fly on the wall in downing street this evening. there were cheers from some mps in the chamber and will be some mps in the chamber and will be some people who are with what he said, but theresa may and those in number ten will not be very pleased after a ll number ten will not be very pleased after all the public effort into wooing donald trump and the the administration. thank you. every day
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of donald trump's administration brings more developments and we will brings more developments and we will bring you through them every day at this time. whilst the president has been defending his travel ban, time. the republican—controlled us congress has been repealing some of president 0bama's most high profile environmental policies. there are a number of decisions to consider. first on thursday a rule that limits how coal companies dumping waste in waterways was repealed. president trump is expected to sign it into law. the top senate republican, mitch mcconnell said quote matt mcgrath, our environment correspondent, has more. companies could not just
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companies could notjust dump the coal waste into water and streams. the coal industry says it is an unnecessary burden that adds to their costs and that half the coal thatis their costs and that half the coal that is untapped in america is uneconomical. the republicans see this as regulation against coal mining and they have scrapped it. the house of representatives — the lower house — has already voted to repeal a rule limiting the venting and leaking of methane by energy companies operating on federal land. that will now go to the senate. energy companies frequently flare or burn off vast supplies of natural gas at drilling sites because it earns less money than oil. take north dakota as one example. gas flaring is so prevalent there that night—time flaring activity on drilling sites is visible in nasa photos from space. you can see it here.
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here's matt mcgrath on the rule that is being repealed. methane was an important part of president 0bama read regulations. he wa nts to president 0bama read regulations. he wants to contain methane that has been bent it off, especially in public lands. normally companies just burn it off and it to climate change. they are saying that companies will have to cap that and would be a fine for companies that did not do it. that regulation is being scrapped by republicans who say it costs too much and they think they will be better off without it. environmentalists argue this is a step backwards that some republicans are motivated to see this come through. here's matt again. they believe it will make them more
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competitive. they believe president 0bama's regulations were duplicates and there is already good protection in place. they felt that the regulations bottom by president 0bama and his team were designed to curtail the use of fossil fuels, which they think is unfair, that they are subsidising wind while curbing oil and coal. they wanted to bea curbing oil and coal. they wanted to be a level playing field and they wa nt be a level playing field and they want all types of fuel to have their crack at the whip. you have spoken to people who work in environmental campaigns. can they believe america is taking this step? the republicans have used the congressional review act to lead them to overturn any legislation president 0bama put in place in the last six months of his time. they are worried about methane and coal, they field once the regulations will back presidents of
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the future will not be able to revisit them. they are burning down the house and damaging and destroying under mental environmental protection. still to come: an astonishing inquiry in australia finds that 7% of australian catholic priests throughout a 60—year period abused children. we'll bring you the story. theresa may has said that she wants an arrangement on eu nationals living in britain, but to reason me says that she once the same for british people living abroad. says that she once the same for british people living abroadm
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says that she once the same for british people living abroad. it is absolutely right to be value the contribution the eu citizens are playing in the united kingdom. their contribution to our economy and society and public services. it is also right that we should ensure that the rights of uk citizens in other european states are met. the conversations i have had with a number of european leaders on this matter makes it clear that they see this as a matter that should be dealt with in the round as a matter of reckless city. this is 0utside source live from the bbc newsroom. 0ur lead story: the trump administration is fighting to restore its ban on immigrants from seven predominantly muslim nations, after it was overturned in an appeals court on the weekend. theresa may has been hosting the israeli prime
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minister benjamin netanyahu. here they are in downing street earlier. we're told trade, brexit, israeli settlements and iran were discussed. we've not got televised statements, but the prime minister's spokesperson said that theresa may would: mr neta nyahu told the prime minister: jeremy bowen is the bbc‘s middle east editor. i've been asking him about how much influence each country has over the other. i don't think britain can influence israel very much right now, even though britain is a permanent member of the security council and they should have more cloud. to reason me has chosen to get as close as you
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can to donald trump. he has signalled that he will be a friend of benjamin netanyahu, seidl thing to reason me wants to rock the boat. going the other way, benjamin netanyahu going the other way, benjamin neta nyahu is going the other way, benjamin netanyahu is hoping that through britain's membership of the security council to put more pressure on iran. maybe he will succeed in doing that, but britain is wedded to the michelin agreement which is deliberately very narrowly braced, it is not about other things that iran may or may not do. some may argue that donald trump reshapes how the middle east works as a region. the subscribed to that? potentially, but it is a bit too early to say. the way things have gone so far, it is possible that donald trump will have an impact on the middle east,
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not the one he was expecting in terms of the things he has done already. the ban on freedom of movement from people from those countries, muslim majority countries, muslim majority countries, has, ithink, deep in countries, muslim majority countries, has, i think, deep in the perception that the us wants to have a waragainst perception that the us wants to have a war against muslims. that is a widely held view in that part of the world. the impression gained by benjamin netanyahu, world. the impression gained by benjamin neta nyahu, that world. the impression gained by benjamin netanyahu, that he can have more freedom to do what he wants in terms of building jewish settlements than he did under president 0bama, that has prompted him to announce the building of 6000 new homes and the building of 6000 new homes and the first all—new settlement in a generation. that is only in the last couple of weeks. that is quite an impact. you recently got back from syria. the music coming out of the
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white house appears to be quite positive towards vladimir putin. might that leaders to a point where the countries align to ship it happens in syria? donald trump has said that the priority has to be hitting islamic state and why not do it alongside russia with slack they have done onejoint it alongside russia with slack they have done one joint raids. the position of president assad has been that they want to someone biting islamic state you should support his side. in practice he has been fighting rebels who are not islamic state. many thanks. remember this? these papers are just some of the many documents i have signed turning over com plete many documents i have signed turning over complete and total control to my sons. this was a couple of days before donald trump's inauguration. that's mr trump and his lawyer — as you heard — and that huge stack of folders was what they said was proof that mr trump had separated himself
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from his businesses to prevent conflicts of interest once he became president. no journalists actually got to see what was inside them, by the way. now this article in the new york times suggests that rather than separated himself, in fact mr trump remains closely tied to his businesses. this newspaper alleges that he remains closely tied to his businesses. we can speak to michelle fleury, live from the new york stock exchange. what do we know about what donald trump has done? we have learnt a little thanks to documents that were made public following a freedom of information act. i was reading the document is a short while ago, they are not very long, they are illegal forms drawn up by lawyers. they basically show some light on the structure of this trust
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that donald trump has set up. —— they are legal forms drawn up by lawyers. they sure that he is not separated from the companies. his son donald junior is a trustee along with a man called alan, but he is still the beneficiary of the trust, although not directly. if you look at the trust, it is linked to his social security number, his details. for ethics experts, this will raise concerns that he has not done enough. what they wanted was a blind trust, a complete separation of the president from his business interests. this will not go far enough to satisfy them. white—mac if he obliged to do anything? this is a key question. under the law the
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president cannot have a conflict of interest, but others have pointed to a clause that shows no member of government can benefit from a foreign power. that raises questions when you were talking about an international organisation. there are also questions about the new donald trump hotel in washington, dc. the lease says that no federal member can benefit from it. but what happens when the leaseholders the president of the united states? these are questions that are outstanding and the legal portion of this is yet to be resolved. thank you, we appreciate your time. on sunday a group of 97 us tech companies filed a legal document opposing president trump's immigration ban. in it, they say the ban affects their operations and "inflicts significant harm" on business. the document is an amicus brief — that means it allows parties not
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directly involved in a case but who feel they are affected to give their view. those who have signed it include apple, facebook and microsoft. we can bring in david lee. this is quite a marked intervention from these companies. a lot of the reason why they are intervening in such strong times is that employees of these companies have been putting pressure on their bosses to do something about what they see as an unfair ban. we have seen statements from these bosses talking about the moral argument and that seems to be the next step. they are getting behind legal proceedings to have that ban overturned. a very strong,
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coordinated and detailed coming together of the tech companies. coordinated and detailed coming together of the tech companieslj together of the tech companies.” guess this is notjust about morality, it is also about doing business? these companies rely heavily on immigration, particularly skilled immigration. that this is a great way for them to bring in talent from many countries overseas, including some of the ones on that list of banned countries. they were a bit will not have the best people to work at their companies. thank you. that is the end of the first half of the programme. we will work some more questions than in the second half of the show. thank you for watching. in the uk we will be looking to the east for our weather this week, but
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we can first go stateside where there are fluctuating temperatures through this week, especially across the north—eastern states. this frontal system is spreading rain into the great lakes and the north—eastern states. it is going to be an important boundary. a header that there is cold a with freezing rain and snow, particularly in new england. the high and that there is warmerair england. the high and that there is warmer air moving into the mid—atlantic warmer air moving into the mid—atla ntic states. temperatures will rise through the middle of the week. but that is temporary because week. but that is temporary because we see blue behind that and that will be surging through the great la kes will be surging through the great lakes and towards the north—eastern states later this week. fluctuating temperatures as you can see here. there is a frontal band here that is an important dividing line with fresh air coming from the south—west
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that will affect tasmania and part of victoria. in the north there is a heatwave across interior parts of south australia. the frontal band itself will continue to give the threat of thunderstorms, particularly south of sydney, and also low pressure will give some potentially flooding rain in the northern parts of australia. some showers for perth, sydney will see some showers using the way, quite a nice day in christchurch. in south asia, in comparison with the heavy snowfall because an avalanche in previous days things are quieter now. there is still quite a lot of snow on the ground. quite quiet with some lingering fog in some cities. it is stormy and across the
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mediterranean. this pressure system continues to churn away with a lot of wind and rain. 0n the northern edge of that there is a lot of fresh snow for the alps and that clears the way there will be great skiing conditions that many of our alpine resorts as we go through the middle pa rt resorts as we go through the middle part of this week. the wind will be quite strong for a time before that system just away. cold air coming in the wake of that and dominating across many central and northern parts of europe plunges deep. that is still wet and windy weather further side, but comparatively some warmer temperatures. in the second half of this week, the message is that we're going see cold air flooding in from the east. hello, i'm ros atkins, this is 0utside source. let's look through some of the main stories here in the bbc newsroom. president trump's battle with the us justice department over the travel ban goes on. they are looking to appeal a
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decision that would reinstate the ban that critics say is unleashing chaos. the trump legal team is expected to respond in a few hours' time. also, i'm sure many of you have seen this... putin is a killer. there are a lot of killers, you think our country is so of killers, you think our country is so innocent? well now donald trump's under fire for his remarks. and the kremlin wants an apology from fox news saying they found the comment unacceptable and insulting. no sign of it yet... french presidential candidate francois fillon has issued an apology — he admits it was a mistake
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