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hello, everyone. this is a new state. our top stories: hello, everyone. this is a new state. ourtop stories: us hello, everyone. this is a new state. our top stories: us president donald trump fires his fbi director james comey saying fresh leadership is required to restore trust in the organisation. auckland to the tory approach to north korea from the new president in the south at where will these leave american policy in the region. renovation work gets underway in sydney ‘s iconic opera house with resolving problems with acoustics its top we are too. and there may and her husband appeared together talking shoes, household chores and political ambitions.” chores and political ambitionsli knew she was interested in politics but i never heard the reason it said she wanted to be prime minister until she was well—established in the shadow cabinet. this is bbc
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world news, it is a newsday. glad you could join us. in washington, dc, just over an hour ago, the white house announced president donald trump has fired james comey. he was leaving the agency charged with investigating the white house's links with russia. jeff sessions and his deputy made the decision. president trump said the fbi director was not able to effectively lead the bureau. he went on to say he was here by it terminated and removed from office, effect if immediately and that it was essential to find new leadership. joining me for more detail is the north american editor. what more do
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we know why james comey was removed as fbi? well, it is hard to overstate the sense of drama, the sense of shock, almost the sense that we are in a tv show, with the firing of james comey, that we are in a tv show, with the firing ofjames comey, only the second time the head of the fbi has been removed in this particular way. it has been a remarkable evening that has unfolded in washington and iam that has unfolded in washington and i am told that nobody at the fbi had any idea this was coming. people we re any idea this was coming. people were told to turn on the television set and that is how they knew their director had been fired and there is a good deal of fury at the matter in which this has been done and executed. all of that said, it seems the new deputy attorney general met
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the new deputy attorney general met the attorney general and there was a feeling that new blood was needed and that james comey‘s had feeling that new blood was needed and thatjames comey‘s had had to be offered up on a platter and it was. donald trump accepted the recommendations. there are no sugarcoating these words. you are hereby terminated and removed from office effective immediately. what does this say of mr trump's relationship with intelligence agencies? it says the relationship is fraught and it always has been. donald trump has chosen offered to act as though he does not believe what they are telling him. russian interference in the election being a classic example of that at where it gets politically awkward and potentially sticky for the president is it that james comey was the man charged with investigating the links between the trump campaign and russia. he said giving evidence in a
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few weeks ago that there were links and they would be investigated thoroughly. donald trump has always insisted they are fake news. the attorney general has had to recuse himself from the investigation because of his links with russia and not having given complete information at his confirmation hearing into his appointment so you now have the situation where the man in charge of the investigation is being removed from the investigation by the people who have most to lose from it. donald trump has all was insisted that the russian enquiry is a fake news that there is nothing there and nothing to be seen. this gives the impression he may have been an easy about it. so the justification use, the way that james comey handle hillary clinton's in oz and not prosecuting heard that may the pretext for the reason of getting rid of him. thank you for
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joining us. we'rejoined now by daniel lippman reports from the political about the sacking of fbi directorjames comey and it was a surprise to many and not even his collea g u es surprise to many and not even his colleagues knew he was going to be sacked. this is sort of like reality tv for donald trump, making the announcement live on television. tv for donald trump, making the announcement live on televisionm is like the apprentice with weighty security matters. people in washington felt like this was an earthquake because trump himself said he had confidence in comey only a few weeks ago and so for him to say kim raises a lot of red flags in dc because people think he did that to forestall a ny dc because people think he did that to forestall any enquiry and make it harderfor to forestall any enquiry and make it harder for the to forestall any enquiry and make it harderfor the fbi to to forestall any enquiry and make it harder for the fbi to actually go to the bottom of what happened with russia's connection with the trump campaign and so that is what people
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are worried about, that this new investigation under a new fbi director, will not be as fair as under comey. what does it say about the relationship president trump with the intelligence agencies?m into damage? it was a ready very bad because, remember trump had gone to the cia that day he took office and basically, in front of a memorial wall to foreign cia officers, talked about the inauguration crowd. they feel he does not always have their back. he feels that they are sometimes disloyal to him and so in this relationship between trump and the intelligence agencies, it will continue to remain very bad for the foreseeable future. indeed, everyone is still in shock by the removal of
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james comey, the fbi director. i shall questions are buzzing around about who will be the next fbi head? yes, so the deputy director is an fbi veteran, he has been there a while. they have launched a search for the permanent director immediately and people who worked at the fbi and also federal prosecutors will be on that piece. democrats are waiting to see whether the new fbi director will be fair or whether he will be a trump lawyer was. when you lead the federal law enforcement agency do not want someone to be... to have to many conflicts of interest so you want someone who is independent and can do a fairjob and make sure the investigation into trump and russia is carried out properly instead of leaning one way oi’ properly instead of leaning one way or the other. thank you so much for
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your insights on the sacking of fbi directorjames comey. your insights on the sacking of fbi director james comey. left—leaning liberal candidate moon jae—in has claimed victory in south korea presidential election. he had 40% of the vote, trailing well ahead of the other two candidates at 25 and 2i%. the former human rights lawyer told cheering supporters in seoul seoul's gwanghwamun square that he would unite the country. transaction mac from tomorrow i will bea transaction mac from tomorrow i will be a president at for everyone. —— translation:. will be a president who serves all of the people, even those who did not support me. for a perspective from japan, i joined those who did not support me. for a perspective from japan, ijoined by a professor of diplomacy at the
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university of foreign studies. thank you forjoining us. you have a liberal president who wants further dialogue with north korea, who wants the anti—missile defence system to be reviewed. what does this mean in terms of relations between south korea, the united states and japan? i think that many people they are breathing a sigh of collective relief here because in the last few weeks there has been such hot elliptical rhetoric coming out of the united states regarding the nuclear issue in north korea...|j nuclear issue in north korea...” would like to apologise we will have to interact our interview for a moment because we have the crossover to the us and we have a press conference of chuck schumer, a senate democratic leader. why did it
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happen today? we know the house is investigating russian interference in our elections that benefited the trump campaign. we know the senate is investigating. we know the fbi has been looking into whether the trump campaign colluded with the russians. a very serious offence. where these investigations are getting too close to home for the president? it is troubling that attorney general sessions who had recuse himself from the russian investigation played a role in firing the man leading it. so what happens now? deputy at attorney general rod rosenstein sat in the judiciary committee and promised to appoint a special prosecutor at the appropriate time. that time is right now. the american people ‘s trust in
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oui’ now. the american people ‘s trust in ourcriminal now. the american people ‘s trust in our criminaljustice now. the american people ‘s trust in our criminal justice system now. the american people ‘s trust in our criminaljustice system is in rod rosenstein's hands. mr rosenstein, america depends on you to restore faith in our criminal justice system which is going to be badly shattered after the administration's actions today. this is part of a deeply troubling pattern from the trump administration. they fired sallie yates. and now they fire director comey. the very man leading the investigation. this does not seem to bea investigation. this does not seem to be a coincidence. this investigation must be run as far away as possible from this white house and as far away as possible from anyone that president trump has appointed. given
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the way the president fayed director comey, any person that he points to lead the russian investigation will be concerned that he or she will meet the same fate as director comey if they run afoul of the administration. the american people need to have faith that an investigation is serious as this one is being conducted in partially, without a shred of byes. —— in partially. the only way the american people can have faith in this investigation is for it to be led by a fearless, independent special prosecutor. if deputy attorney general rod rosenstein does not appointan general rod rosenstein does not appoint an independent special prosecutor, every american will rightly suspect that the decision to
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fire director comey was part of a cover—up. i will take one two questions. are you suggesting this was part of a cover—up inaudible?” simply said to him, mr president, with all due respect, you are making a very big mistake and he did not really adds and i have said from the get go that i think a special prosecutor is the way to go but now with what has happened it is the only way to go — the only way to go— to restore a american people ‘s faith. are people going to suspect a cover—up? absolutely. if an independent secure the is appointed we can still have some faith is not eve ryo ne we can still have some faith is not everyone will suspect cover—up. we can still have some faith is not everyone will suspect cover-up. you
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said you had lost confidence in james comey before the election. do you think that the president explanation has a credibility with you or do you think is for a different reason? i never called on the president to fire director comey. i had a lot of questions about how he handled himself but the overwhelming question is this, if the administration had those same questions, the event occurred months ago and they should have fired him when they came into office. that does not seem to be a very logical oi’ does not seem to be a very logical or persuasive explanation. thank you, everybody. and that was the democratic leader chuck schumer at a press conference,
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discussing the firing of the fbi director, james coney, by president donald trump —— comey. he said that he gave president trump a call and he gave president trump a call and he said that the firing, or the sacking, of james comey he said that the firing, or the sacking, ofjames comey was a very big mistake. opposition democrats from the senate called outrageous as it comes in the midst of an investigation into trump associates and ties with russia. so, that was a press c0 nfe re nce and ties with russia. so, that was a press conference of senator chuck schumer. let's return to one lead story, the elections in south korea, and they have a new president, moon jae—in, liberal candidate, and we will speak with the professor of diplomacy at kyoto diplomacy on foreign studies. sorry, we had to
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interrupt the interview earlier. so, what do you make of a potential relationship of south korea with the united states and japan given the leanings of the new president, moon jae—in, to favouring more dialogue with north korea and, basically, reviewing the anti—missile defence system ? reviewing the anti—missile defence system? i think there is an opportunity for south korea to become a key player. obviously with this press conference there is a lot going on in washington that is occupying or preoccu pying going on in washington that is occupying or preoccupying the minds of many americans. it is interesting with the win in korea it has a lot to do with uniting the country against all of the corruption that was at play with park, with the previous administration. so there is the opportunity to have a clean slate and to serve a mediating role as they go forward not only with
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north korea but he also has to get his own house in order. the economy in south korea needs to improve and they have got a chronic case of youth unemployment. many, many young people under 30 came out to vote and there is a promising change, wind of change here, and i think he will be able to work with the trump administration and with the abe administration and with the abe administration in japan. many administration and with the abe administration injapan. many people are feeling rather good about this outcome. it is not a surprise, but the turnout is historic. they have had ten years of conservative regime in south korea and it is time for a thawing in relations, so there is a lot for him to get involved in. and he is also a veteran in politics, he isa human he is also a veteran in politics, he is a human rights lawyer in his background. i think he is well prepared. indeed, well-prepared, and eve ryo ne prepared. indeed, well-prepared, and everyone looking forward to his president xi. i am sure the chinese
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as well. they are against the anti—missile defence system. they wa nt anti—missile defence system. they want negotiations rather than tough talk between the south and the north. that is right. -- looking forward to his presidency. working with china, this is a different dynamic than we see with us and japan taking the lead. as one who is sitting here in tokyo, i think it is —iam sitting here in tokyo, i think it is — i am optimistic about this. we will have to see going forward whether this missile defence system will be put in place, or who is gonna pay for it. that will be the big issue as well. it is a big—ticket item. big issue as well. it is a big-ticket item. thank you so much for your insight on the south korean presidential elections, nancy snow. joining us from tokyo. and on bbc.com, this is the most—watched video: uk prime minister theresa may and her husband philip have appeared on the bbc‘s the one show as part of the general election campaign. it's the first time that they've been interviewed together.
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sophie long was watching. make yourself comfortable. it was theirfirstjoint television interview. this is how theresa may decided to show voters what makes her tick. she says she believes the public should have the chance to see who they're voting for — not in a prime ministerial debate, but on the one show sofa with her husband by her side. i try to give her as much support as i can, very important. it is a toughjob, tough decisions. a lot of things you have to work hard at as pm. i'm there to give her as much support as i can. it is a two way street. but traditional, nonetheless. i get to decide when i take the bins out, not if i... boyjobs and girljobs. there were no difficult political questions.
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it's fair to say we didn't learn much. it was a rare opportunity to hear from him at this event together. i was taught by my parents, whateverjob you are doing, get on and do your best in yourjob. that is how i approach everything in my career. that is what i was doing. sorry. i knew you were interested in politics, but i never heard theresa say she wanted to be prime minister until she was well—established in the shadow cabinet. a small insight, perhaps. that would mean theresa may had prime ministerial ambitions much earlier than she previously let on. it was live, unscripted. they weren't told what the questions would be in advance. as with many of the prime minister's appearances in the campaign so far, there were not that many voters in sight. but this one was beamed into the home of about three and a half million viewers homes.
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and there was a rare and jovial moment about a european institution. eurovision, we're not leaving that, as well? no. in current circumstances, i'm not how many votes we'll get. now, one american teenager has broken a twitter record all in the name of chicken nuggets. carter wilkerson tweeted a burger chain asking for a year's supply of the nuggets. they said if he reached 18 million retweets he would receive a lifetime supply. the message rapidly went viral and has now reached nearly 3.5 million retweets. so, still a way to go but he's raised $100,000 for charity in the process. with me is the person who broke the record, carter wilkerson. it is great have you with us on bbc world news. so, how does it feel,
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$100,000 for charity in the process? i had no clue that i would be the most retweeted. .. history's most retweeted tweet? it is absolutely mind blowing. she was mad at me. i didn't know what to do. three and a half million re— tweets. how do you get all of this support and momentum going? it is still a mystery to me, honestly. people saw what i was doing and they really liked it and they latched on to it and they told their friends, told their families and he got going somehow and now i am number one. well, you are quite off 18 million. do you think you will ever reach 18 million re— tweets and get your daily dose of chicken nuggets? you know, hopefully sometime in the nearfuture but it
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might takea sometime in the nearfuture but it might take a while. if you do reach that target, carter, do you actually think you are going to eat chicken nuggets everyday maybe for brea kfast, nuggets everyday maybe for breakfast, lunch and dinner? that could be one of the demands of the chain restaurant. that would be quite a lifestyle. i don't know if i would be able to do that. that is a lot of pounds i would be gaining. i would try to limit myself if i did and getting those chicken nuggets, so... all right, carter, i am sure after this interview that you will get more fans and re— tweets and the 3.5 million will grow exponentially. thank you so much forjoining us, carter wilkerson. she is only ten, but there was a gruesome battle against a large alligator. she is here telling the story. i looked into the water and there was a mean nine ford —— foot
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gater grabbing my leg in the water. i tried to hit it but it didn't work. i put my fingers up its nostrils. it couldn't breathe. it had to open its mouth so it let my leg at. it didn't do anything, it was busy biting my leg and holding onto the sand. he was busy with that, so he didn't have any other attack moves to take out my fingers. and that was a brave girl. i really admire you. and just before we go, a reminder of the main story, president donald trump has sacked the head of the federal bureau of investigation, comey. the white house said mr comey has been dismissed on the recommendation of the attorney generaljeff sessions and his deputy. mr sessions told president trump that the director of the fbi must be someone who follows the fbi must be someone who follows the rules of the us justice department. mr comey was leading an
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investigation into alleged links between the trump election campaign and russia. the leading democratic senator chuck schumer said an independent investigation into the alleged russian interference must continue otherwise americans would suspect a cover—up. opposition democrats have called this firing of james comey, fbi director, outrageous as it comes in the midst ofan outrageous as it comes in the midst of an investigation into trump associates and ties with russia. and before we go, stunning pictures of earth taken from space released by nasa. they were taken while collea g u es nasa. they were taken while colleagues were performing a 6—.5—hour spacewalk. thank you so much for watching newsday. i'm rico hizon. goodbye for now. we had some glorious sunshine yesterday across western parts of
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the country once again. these were the country once again. these were the clear skies in north—west wales. we have had a lot of sunshine over the last few days across western parts of the country. if i run through the last few days in the east, you can see rather cloudy weather in from the north, with pesky wind bringing cloud across much of central and eastern england in particular. it hasn't felt warm either under the cloudy sky. however, the weather is going to change because the wind is changing direction. we are not bringing cloud from the north sea. the pressure is relatively high on wednesday. the winds will be a little bit lighter. it will be sunny and warm. yes, walk on the way but it will be a chilly start to the morning. temperatures start to the morning. temperatures start around two or three degrees in the countryside. and if you spot sea temperatures below freezing in the cold est temperatures below freezing in the coldest areas. —— and a few spots. a bit of rain for the northern isles. otherwise, mainly dry. we should see sunshine from the central belt
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southwards across scotland, northern ireland, england and wales, mostly starting fine and sunny with patches of cloud for east anglia. i think for most of us temperatures come up quickly with a light winds and blue skies overhead. and that is really the way the weather will stay through the rest of the day. prone to spitz and spots of rain across the far north of scotland but otherwise essentially it is a dry picture with sunshine. temperatures across parts of central england to the south—west of wales could reach the south—west of wales could reach the 20s, so is going to be warm and pleasa nt the 20s, so is going to be warm and pleasant in the sunshine. heading through wednesday evening and overnight, we keep cloudy weather for the fun of scotland. late in the night we might see some showers pushing in from the new continent. signs of a change in the weather on the way. temperatures overnight around 7— 90 degrees, so thursday morning start something like this — most of us have a sunny note start and then showers move up from the continent, some of those good turn thundery through the day. still, for many areas it is a decent day with
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dry weather, warm sunshine, temperatures rising, 19 degrees or so in london. then through thursday night and into friday it looks like we will see some thunderstorms pushing in from the new continent. hitand miss pushing in from the new continent. hit and miss in nature. some of the downpours might be intense. they might be some hail mixed in. the wind will start to get stronger and thenit wind will start to get stronger and then it will be cooler for eastern scotla nd then it will be cooler for eastern scotland with cloud and rain. for the weekend we will have some warm conditions. some bright spells intermingled with one or two showers. that is your weather. this is bbc world news. i'm greg dawson. the headlines: our top story: donald trump has fired the fbi's director. james comey was fired on recommendation of the president's senior legal officers. mr comey had been leading an investigation into alleged links between the trump election campaign and russia. the liberal human rights lawyer, moonjae—in, has claimed victory in south korea's presidential election. addressing supporters in seoul, he promised to govern for all south koreans. and this video is trending on bbc.com:
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britain's prime minister theresa may and her husband philip have appeared together on the bbc as part of the general election campaign. they talked shoes, household chores, and political ambition. that's all from me now. stay with bbc world news. now on bbc news it's time for hardtalk.
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