tv Outside Source BBC News July 3, 2017 9:00pm-9:31pm BST
the hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. italy is calling for action over the migrant crisis. it's asked european ministers to open up other ports in europe to rescue boats — but that request has been refused. emmanuel macron has told france it needs to confront the realities of the modern world. until now, too often we have taken the wrong path. procedures are taken precedence over results, rules or what initiative, living off the public pass over fairness. qatar has delivered its response to a list of demands from its arab neighbours — saying they are so extreme they seemed deliberately designed to be rejected. these pictures are causing a storm in the us. they're of newjersey governor chris christie enjoying a day empty beach with his family — a beach he'd closed to the public. and if you want to get in touch at any time...
our contact details are on the screen throat. —— throughout. i want to start with europe's migrant crisis. more than 80,000 have tried to cross the mediterranean into europe this year. most begin in libya and try to reach italy. but many end up being rescued and the italian government wants other countries to open their ports to those. france already says no — arguing it will encourage more to make attempt the journey. the first clip i want to play is the migration commissioner. we are ready
to increase our support to italy, encoding substantial financial support if needed. all the states now need to deliver and show solidarity to italy. that is the eu. the un refugee agency, unhcr, says, "libya is now the top departure country for refugees and migrants fleeing to europe. it's also the deadliest route." the un held a press conference in geneva. in order to protect the search and rescue at sea regime in the international waters, states are private operators rescue people should not face problems. we need a mechanism in place. we need some compromise and some international corporation on that. it is unrealistic to think that issue lay —— italy should do this alone. it is
not sustainable. we need other countriesjoining italy not sustainable. we need other countries joining italy in sharing that responsibility. sharing responsibility means finding agreement across the european union. that has proved consistently elicit. —— elusive. that has proved consistently elicit. -- elusive. they put out a statement from the interior ministers. they we re from the interior ministers. they were talking about things like reinforcing the southern border of libya to stop migrants arriving in the first place. that is the kind of things they are looking at. the interior ministers of france and germany are not interested in opening ports for boats to leave migrants there. indeed, some ngos
say, how can we do that anyway? we'll have enough fuel to get migrants to italy. we're talking about 1000 people on a boat at the time. we have not got enough fuel to get into france. we have to stop at italy in the first place. it is a noble. some of the actions you described could happen more effectively if more money was behind them? it could. but the e is complaining that the 28 member states, as we stand, are still not contributing what they have pledged. they pledged more than 200 million euros, about a similar amount of dollars, maybe more, and they have only come up with 89 million so far. a considerable shortfall. why are the numbers spiking? it is partly because smugglers are getting more sophisticated and spread into places in libya. also, some of the italian parties would say it is because the ngos are acting as a taxi service. because the station rescue boards
outside libyan waters and bought so immediately via to rescue migrants. so of course it is a much safer offer for smugglers, so of course it is a much safer offerfor smugglers, trying to convince migrants to make the crossing and more likely to survive. emmanuel macron's revolution of french politics continues. now he wants to get the number of lawmakers by a third and introduce more proportional representation into the electoral system. he did all this in a dramatic setting. it's the palace of versailles. the president also says he intends to lift the state of emergency. that's been in place since late 2015. the speech was 90 minutes — here's some of it. translation: until now, too often, we have taken the wrong path and procedures have taken precedence the wrong path and procedures have ta ken precedence over the wrong path and procedures have taken precedence over results, rules over initiative, living off the
public purse over fairness. i think by their recent choices our people are asking to follow a radically new path. i refuse to choose between ambition and dispirited justice. i refuse to give up excellence to create equality or give up the idea that everyone must have to play to succeed. this kind of speech is quite rare in friend politics. not everyone is happy president macron made one. three parties boycotted the event. this is the front page of liberation, a centre left newspaper — it shows mr macron asjupiter, king of the gods, and said the session in versailles was the latest manifestation of the president's authoritarian nature. it's an accusation that's been levelled against him from other corners too. i have been talking about some of theseissues i have been talking about some of these issues with a friend ‘sjono
ross, who has been watching this closely. he won a landslide majority in parliament and it is true that we are not used to seeing a french president actually making a state of the union address like in the us. and first such a grand decor and he will be accused, rightly or wrongly, to be like a monarch. and as we know, the french president is the most powerful leader in the western world in terms of institutional powers given to him. having said that, tomorrow, there will be another speech at the french parliament by the prime minister, because the prime minister is really the person who leads the government. so, ithink the person who leads the government. so, i think we will know more details as to what president macron said today in front of both houses of parliament. just a couple of
other things i want to bring up. the guardians paris bureau g says online the president focused on the international this week. certainly some big challenges coming up. if you look at this foreign policy article, it says... what it is talking about his labour law reform. agnes, you can help us out. what is mr macron trying to do with labour law? he is going to try and do what other presidents before him, and probably for the last a0 years, since i was born, tried to do and failed to do from the right or left. that is to say, to create some flexibility in labour laws in france, where you might know that workers are very much protected. and so workers are very much protected. and so he is going to hit the ground
running. that is to say he has already started what is going to be 60 meetings with trade unions until mid—july. and then there will be laws passed in parliament, probably passed because he has a majority, saying that he can have executive orders to reform profoundly the labour laws. but, of course, as with everything in france, the position does not only lie in parliament but also in the street. so the task for president macron will come in the autumn, september, october, november, when i think there will be people from trade unions and the ha rd left people from trade unions and the hard left and had right taking to the streets to fight their corner. —— hard right. we will see how astute president macron is then. with regards to those unions, french unions are famous the world over for being tough negotiators. have a
signal that they want to work with the president? we have, but at the same time, they have already fixed a date for the first demonstration, september 12. so, here date for the first demonstration, september12. so, here you date for the first demonstration, september 12. so, here you are. date for the first demonstration, september12. so, here you are. it is strange, because as you say, french trade unions are famously known for being very theatrical and violence. on the other hand, only 8% of french workers belong to a union. they are extremely powerful in the public sector. hence, the inability to pa ralyse public sector. hence, the inability to paralyse the country. thank you, agnes. qatar has given its response to the long list of demands made by its neighbours. iam sure i am sure you have followed the story. saudi arabia, egypt, the united arab emirates, yemen and bahrain says qatar must stop funding for extremist groups — something qatar denies. scaling back ties with iran and closing al jazeera. and if it doesn't do that,
a range of sanctions will remain in place. we can guess qatar's response. its foreign minister has already said... the qataris took their answer to kuwait. hanan razek from bbc arabic explains why. kuwait was playing the middle man. the countries were asked last night to extend the ultimatum for a8 hours, which they approved. now the other ones who received the response from qatar and they will handed other —— hand it over to the other four countries. the response, which we still don't know, will be the
main focus of the meeting of the foreign ministers of the four countries on wednesday in cairo. so it is quite significant. some people perceive it as a way of opening up for negotiations and the beginning ofa for negotiations and the beginning of a solution. have these countries indicated that they are willing to negotiate? the thing is that those countries insist on the 13 demands, which intel things like scaling down ties with iran, cutting ties with some groups countries considered terrorists, like the muslim brotherhood, and shutting down qatari funded media like aljazeera network. they say that they are not negotiable. on the other hand, you have the qatari foreign minister saying that those demands are meant to be rejected. we see that both sides at existing —— are insisting
on their position. this may be the start of a negotiation process. no qatar will submit to the whole 13 demands of some of them, that remains to be seen. we already have diplomatic and economic sanctions in place against qatar. does that have an influence right now? it does have an influence right now? it does have an influence right now? it does have an influence on qatar, of course. it is basically the suspension of all transportation to and from qatar. only one area, the border, with saudi only one area, the border, with saudl only one area, the border, with saudi, was open but this is now closed as well. it does have a definite impact. how long can qatari go on in the same position as it is right now? i think that is a question. this is not the first time
a stand—off like this has happened. the scale is higher than ever before but in 201a we saw similar concerns from some of qatar's neighbours over policy. it took nine months to bring the ties back to what it was before. it seems like this time it was definitely bigger and it might take longer. thanks for that. inafew in a few minutes, we will have a report from manipur in india, an area affected by extra judicial killings were a number of decades. —— fora number. an inquiry into seven decades of child abuse injersey has warned some young people may still be at risk. more than 600 witnesses gave evidence — describing a culture of indifference in which children were abandoned in the care system.
here'sjersey‘s chief minister, senator ian gorst. i am shocked, i am saddened and i am sorry. this report rams home some cold, hard, brutal truths. over decades, too many children failed by too many people. and it highlights the so—called jersey way. and, yes, the report warns that some children in our care may still be at risk. i will not rest until we have done all that we can do to change that. outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story...
european ministers have refused a request from italy to open up other ports to migrant rescue boats, after the country warned the latest wave of migrants was unsustainable. let's bring you some of the main stories from bbc world service. china's president xijinping is in russia for talks with vladimir putin. trade and the economy are at the top of their agenda. russia is key to china's ambitious plans to revive the historic silk road between europe and asia. that is from bbc russian. bbc china reports that floods in southern china have killed at least 33 people. hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes. water levels in more than 60 rivers have risen above dangerous levels. the french energy company, total, has signed a multi—billion—dollar gas deal with iran. it's the first major agreement between iran and a european company since the lifting of sanctions two years ago. let's talk firstly about tesla.
tesla says its much—hyped model 3 will be ready for sale at the end of this week — that's ahead of schedule. the reason for the hype is that it costs $35,000 — much cheaper than tesla's other models. another big move into the mainstream for electric cars. samira hussain is in new york. this is a major play from tesla to make itself a mass—market producer? exactly. this is very much a height version of its tesla electric vehicles. —— hyped. it wasjust a few years ago that people could put down a $1000 refund double deposit to get their hands on the model three. they were overwhelmed with interest. $35,000. if you buy it here in the us, you get a credit
because it is an allegory vehicle and the price tag comes to $20,000. it is set in a very affordable, especially compared to some of the other models and suvs. the downside is that tesla does not have any experience in mass producing cars. if you look at the model x, it was 18 months behind in terms of production. there are worries about whether or not they can make enough of those cars to meet the demand. when it comes to where you charge your cars, there are not all that many charging stations. and while tesla says it will create more, current tesla owners are worried that there is going to be a lot more competition for fewer charging spaces and even more competition for trying to get your car serviced. interesting. let's keep an eye on that. thank you very much. the pressure on charging points will be one to watch. this is what happened when china opened up its bond market to international investors.
nearly $300 million worth were snapped up in 20 minutes. bonds are a type of investment typically sold by governments and companies to raise cash. that goal has certainly been achieved. and in china, bonds have — until now — been unavailable to international investors. hence the rush. china's bond market is the third largest in the world and is worth $9 trillion. karishma vaswani in singapore. the figure is staggering and it really does give access to global investors into china's bond market. it is not mum and pop investors like you and me, retail investors that will be able to access the bond market via hong kong. it is the likes of central banks, sovereign wealth funds and deselect foreign financial institution. you will not see a mass of money flowing from retail investors into the chinese
bond market but these are slow and steady steps, all part of china's bickering mint into liberalising its economy, reforming its financial sector and becoming more of a free—market economy. one of the reasons it was to enter the bond market and access foreign investment and foreign floors is so that it can continue to see foreign money coming into the market and ensure that growth rates keep going. next to the indian state of manipur, in the north—east of the country. it's alleged more than 1,500 people were killed there by security forces across several decades. and that those deaths went unpunished because of a anti—insurgent law. ethnic violence has long been an issue in this part of india. well, relatives of the victims have been given permission to provide an official investigation with information. the bbc‘s been speaking to some of them. translation:
was from india, is available online if you have the bbc news app on your smartphone or via the bbc news website. that is it for the first half will stop i will speak to you inafew half will stop i will speak to you in a few minutes with 30 more minutes of the most important global stories. see you soon. in the last few weeks, you've probably heard about the flooding and landslides in south—east china. that is because of the seasonal area of rain that develops in this part of rain that develops in this part of the world and can be extremely intense, which is what we saw recently. you can see here that the satellite picture in the last 2a hours. look at this yellow circle. this is a tropical in the east china sea. it would develop into a full—blown typhoon, but the moisture from this as it moves towards japan
will likely bring about heavy rain through central and southern parts of the country for tuesday and wednesday. you can see the colours indicating the torrential downpours. there could be 150—200 millimetres, maybe even more by the time wednesday is out. wouldn't be surprised to see flooding here in the next few days. shanghai and hong kong very wet. south—east australia, it has been very cold. in fact, lassad lignite, we saw temperatures dipping 2—9dc in canberra. 1 degrees short of the all—time low for canberra. as we head into the next few days, this low pressure will bring about slightly less cold air with cloudy skies and outbreaks of rain. it also means milder nights. by rain. it also means milder nights. by the end of the week, with clear skies and chilly days, temperatures could get close to freezing again. com plete could get close to freezing again. complete opposite in the middle east. it has been stiflingly hot in the last week. in fact, last week we saw record—breaking temperatures in
north—west iran with highs in the middle 50 celsius. this week, we could be looking at 50 celsius again for kuwait. there has been an intense heatwave in the south—east of europe. temperatures in nicosia will be a3rd celsius on monday and temperatures are expected to ease as the heatwave moves away. we will see intense thunderstorms across the balkans, especially bulgaria and interim romania as the push off into the black sea. much hotter temperature is across the balkans and greece. in the mediterranean area, things are a bit cooler in cyprus on tuesday. still very hot. across greece and the islands, much ten, better temperatures. the same for italy, sicily, and very pleasant weather across the mediterranean into spain and portugal. it is hotter in central and southern spain. this is a trend for the next few days. we could be looking at a0
celsius across central and southern spain later in the week. back home, on tuesday, a little bit of a blip in the weather. the weather system will bring wet weather to northern ireland and central and southern scotland. an into northern england. elsewhere, fine with pleasant and warm sunshine. hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. italy is calling for action over the migrant crisis. it's asked european ministers to open up other ports in europe to rescue boats — but that request has been refused. emmanuel macron has told france it needs to confront the realities of the modern world. translation:, rules translation: , rules have translation:, rules have gone over initiative, the public purse over fairness. yesterday this us warship sailed close to islands claimed by china, vietnam and taiwan. china has called it a serious military provocation. we'll speak to bbc chinese.