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hello you're watching bbc world news. i'm adnan nawaz. our top story this hour. welgeme to the prggrémm2~m , ,, ,, ,, ,, in the first of a series of tv debates. they clash over policing, ’ ':—”" "";”";:g were the highest on record — with sea levels continuing to rise. place to live. i'm sallv.bundock..—..in business. shake—up of corporate governance as its former president
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is grilled over cougptigg.-. . n... c... - ,. erfiféfifihflf ‘giififiigggi gag; to her impeachment. steve evans joins us from seoul. the downfall is pretty much the stock is this the beginning of the last for the much the stock is this the beginning of the last - for the former of the last chapter for the former president? it depends if the prosecutor finds to president? it depends if the prosecutor finds - to convict prosecutor finds evidence to convict her. the prosecutor is interviewing her. the dr’osétutfir isinterviewine her. the orosetutor isinterviewino her - suspect, not as a witness. her as a suspect, not as a witness. 30 people around - have already 30 people around her have already §§§fi n 7 h 30 people around her have already §§§fi formallyi 30 people around her have already eeefi formally inducted, 30 people around her have already eeef! formally inducted, get accused been formally inductedgnetaccused charges. she is the one in the
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of charges. she is the one in the centre and even a she said sorry, it wasn't quite clear what she was sorry for. i think it was regret rather than an apology. if she is innocent of wrong doing, aisea she seems to be maintaining that she is, thenit seems to be maintaining that she is, then it is the kind of- that then it is the kind of ending that she will go free. if she is guilty a the she will go free. if she is guilty ‘ei‘ the prosecutor has she will go free. if she is guilty ;y the prosecutor has ev|dence she will go free. if she is guilty ‘ei‘ the prosecutor has evidence then and the prosecutor has evidence then she will be charged. you obviously she will be charged. you have got to put money on that possibility at the moment because you have this scandal with all these people around her accused so the egge-aefi‘fifi"; people around her accused so the sjj,:;j‘j has got to be that the assumption has got to be that the prosecutor has evidence concerning the person right at the epicentre of it all. what is l doing for current it all. what is it doing for current governance in south korea with all thatis governance in south korea with all that is happening with the north at the moment? well, theoretically there is a president, and acting as president. but he was official as president, but he was not elected and as you imagine,
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there is room for manoeuvre with big there is room for menoewre with'trig'fl decisions, there is room for menoewre withtrig'fl decisions, for example, it political decisions, for example, it is limited. there is an election coming up injust under two months time whether the baby to the left. —— the victor may be. there is a sense that the big decision—makers in this country simply aren't in place. is the former president of place- ls thew —— park geun—hye guilty of ears: :: ears ceeezfiereuemt doing this for political favour? she
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has not - charged with bribery lees. reset lee—ere flee—5:25 zeitie erilefzref herself she has been accused by the bezeslisbeehfihfi r of being prosecutor of being complicit events. the invitation is. she's the alleged by where samsung, behlnfl the queues sq whee sfinn ’ eehme the eueeee se whee seer... ’ company hehme the eueeee he whee seer... ’ company that was given hehmh the eueeeh he whee seer... ’ company that was given money e nether'co mpefiy'thet'wes'g iverr ntorreyi way, and the favours went that but there are some people who way but there are some people who i well, way but there are some people who 1; well, these way but there are some people who i well, - these funds were think, well, maybe these funds were set-for think, well, maybe these funds were set i for her, far after her set up ferhehfeeefteeheh for example. - friend w a long—standing friend of a0 is a long—standing friend of a0 yea rs is a long—standing friend of a0 years will stop they go back a long ieerewulletshthee is base 5 ishé they iserswuustsithse is hssh: s ishi they are like that. they were like that because since this scandal, they have said they have to do with each other. how “the is another matter. yotseprovehthet' iseafiethehmstter—‘zh i the defence might be this is ofi benefit and that this is of a benefit and that they helped - country by giving
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they helped the country by giving back to good causes and that she wasn't any of back to good causes and that she wasn't - any of it. but we wasn't getting any of it. but we don't know. that is what this is all about and the meeting meeting is all about and the meeting could go on for 2a meeting is all about and the meeting could go on for 24 - it remains seetd gs en terse beers . be sssts gs sn fer—es hss‘rs . be seen sssts gs sn fer—es hss'rs . be seen if it changes korean to be seen if it changes korean but what about itcould lead it could lead to a significant change in how big business is conducted in - korea. at the conducted in south, korea. at the ! of this affair, as you were heart of this affair, as you were just hearing, is miss park's relationship § big business in relationship with big business in gin-dd“ i relationship with big business in “it“ korea. in particlar the scandal raises questions about the role of the so—called chaebols within korean society. the word chaebol is a combination
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of the korean words for clan and wealth. these influential groups of companies include samsung, hyundai and lotte group — all of which dominate the domestic economy. and have done so for many, many yea rs. to put this in perspective, samsung alone accounts for 30% of the entire value of the korean stock market, but there are dozens of other chaebols in the country. the corruption scandal isn't the only issue facing the korean economy. over its decision to host the united states thaad missile defence system. we'll have more on all of this in the next 20 minutes. we will be going live to our asia business hub as well when we are an expert view on what this getting an exgertvlewsn what this ! for korea as getting an exgertvlewsn what this ! for- korea as the former means for south korea as the former president is questioned what shifts
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over her involvement. what shifts it bring? i. have other will it bring? twill heme—othen will it bring? l will heme—othen stories will it bring? twill heme—omen stories as well so see you business stories as well so see you in about i minutes. thanks, sally. during the country's first gresidential debates almost an hour longer . and brougbtiogethertbe fivetep! candidates for next month's first round ballot. the colours were sober, and the entrances low—key. between the five political heavyweights it worked. most of the fire was between the election's two leading contenders, far—right and her first—time centrist rival, emmanuel macron. they differ on almost everything,
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eee eefeeeee he'ee lgg'efeee; of minorities in france. it's a trap to turn the burkini into a big debate at about secularism. living in our country after weeks of media focus on his financial scandals, in the selection, it's not clear that's—theitifidef president b-.. .l — —— — — ~ the us is to ban large electronic devices from cabin baggage on flights from eight middle eastern
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the ban is expected to be officially confirmed this tuesday, cameras and electronic games. it will affect nine airlines operating out of ten airports, with rennrts that itis overseas. 39—year—old ziyed ben beeeee; ie see?- eeeeeefieetwj " he then tried to grab her weapon but was quickly shot dead. for s secsnd tee eee ie lieele ee sei'fi' eee eeee... . .. .. .. she believes it's'ncrt thedght the head of the fbi has confirmed, for the first time, that his agency is investigating whether members of the trump presidential campaign
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colluded with the russian government to influence last year's election. james comey made the announcement in a congressional hearing, bringing the possibility of criminal charges right to the door of the white house. he also told the hearing intelligence agencies could find no information to support mr trump's claim he was ‘wiretapped' by the obama administration. our north america editor is jon sopel. intelligence hacked computers belonging to the democratic party before the election. but from that, one question — was there collusion between the trump campaign and moscow? the president says that is fake news. then there is the allegation that barack obama tapped the phones in trump tower before the election, perhaps using british agents from gchq. big questions, for a big man. at six foot eight, james comey stands head—and—shoulders above all around him.
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so would he stick his neck out today, at this hearing? answer — yes. the fbi, as part of our counter—intelligence mission, is investigating the russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. and that includes investigating the nature of any links and the russian government, and whether there was any co—ordination between the campaign and russia's efforts. on the detail of the investigation into russian collusion, james comey would not be drawn. but what about the president's claims that his predecessor, barack obama, had wiretapped trump tower? here, he was moreforthmmifigi with respect to the president's tweets about alleged wiretapping directed at him by the prior administration, i have no 5s presidentfi‘ssme cstjldmt of anyone?
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no president comet! the president accused mr obama. " " of engaging in.mccatthyism-- . .. - i try very hard not to engage in sny "isms" sf s—ny— esfethe netisnat sesuzitylageney about british involvement. again, the responses were unequivocal. eis yss eeerressest ' .... should wiretap mr trump on behalf of president obama? no sir, norwould i. of the five eyes agreement, that's been in place for decades. that they wiretapped him for obama nonsense, and utterly ridiculous. would you agree? intelligence partners for the president to make a baseless claim that the british participated in a conspiracy against him? i think it clearly frustrates a key ally of ours.
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i believe that the relationship” " " " is strong enough, this is something tweeting his verdict. the white flag? of course they weren't. is the president prepared and apologise to the president? me. we're. we're : and. as for consistent—— with the russians, what collusion? there is no evidence, according to the people that have to believe that that exists. the president's one puistiefheeetiegw-teee? and saying. "we had nothingtsdo!
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jon sopel, bbc news, washington. 75.4." 75 7 w 7 2?777 77 "7 "7 7; stay with us on bbc news, still to come: it was international happiness day on monday and norway is officially the 7% place to live. more than 3,000 subway passengers were affected. nausea, bleeding, headaches and a dimming of vision. of the cabinet here. this was an international trophy and we understand above all this was a triumph
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sttfie west fitterrfie. fedfiieriestnte'ee as quickly as possible and that's what the voters wanted. this is bbc world news. i'm adnan nawaz. the latest headlines: the ousted south korean president park geun—hye to her impeachment. under the spotlight. france's five main presidential candidates clash over policing, some of the biggest consumers of brazilian meat have suspended hundreds of civilians remain trapped in the west of mosul as iraqi government forces battle
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islamic state militants. the bbc‘s feras killani is the only internationaljournalist who's had access to the frontline as the troops advance towardsa symbolicmosquee= in the densely—populated old city. irnssrts nveleliesetlnu= taster . ' ' produce for many years. and bribing officials to overlook illegal practices. brazil is a country groud confidence has been shaken. checks on meat and poultry sold at supermarkets. a massive police investigation claims the country's largest meatpacking conglomerates have been selling unsafe produce for years. they've been accused of using chemicals above the legal e39 5 eegiefilel; is erie products signed off. around $12 billion of meat a year.
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will not allow meat from brazil to be sold there until it knows more the united states said it will test all imports of raw brazilian beef for bacteria that can cause disease. frsm'the ssmpsflies" ~ . b ~ .,. under investigation. from exporting in the eu. it is important to say, however, that at this stage there have been is: es. 3544.2 s sees?! in brazil, the scandal has divided transmtiontee_§7 to eat it today.
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