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hello, i'm karin giannone, this is outside source. in the days after he took office back in january, donald trump spoke to a number of world leaders. now, transcripts of some of the conversations have been published by the washington post. they make interesting reading. venezuela's chief prosecutor opens an investigation into claims of fraud during the weekend's election of a new assembly. the head of the libyan national army warns italian ships that approach libyan waters without permission that they'll be repelled. and in the past few minutes, paris st germain have confirmed the signing of brazilian striker neymar ona signing of brazilian striker neymar on a five year contract. hello and welcome to outside source.
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the washington post has released transcripts of conversations between donald trump and other world leaders from days after he became president. the first is between the president and mexico's leader enrique pena nieto. trade, the war on drugs, and of course, the wall — all feature heavily in the exchange. mr trump spent his campaign promising that mexico would pay for a wall on the america's southern border. but in the transcript he says... he goes on to say... let's go over to our washington correspondent. how did all this
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emerge? it was transcript of conversation which happened in the first month of his presidency, lea ked first month of his presidency, leaked to the washington post who published the entire transcript and their analysis of it. that was earlier today. we had heard details of this conversation, shortly after they took place, donald trump talking about bad people in mexico dealing drugs with the president, and the fact that his conversation with the australian prime minister turnbull was less than friendly. the trump administration denied some of this at the time, but now we have the physical transcript of what they said. and the details pretty much bear out those early reports. you mention australia, let's turn to that. the conversation with the australian prime minister malcolm turnbull, soon after it took place, it was leaked to the media that it was heated. it was over a promise by
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obama for the us to take in more than a thousand asylum seekers held by australia in detention centres. the transcript says that mr trump says that will make us look bad. i am calling for a ban were i'm not letting anyone in, and we take 2000 people, this is going to kill me. after a long back and forth, the call and ended apparently with this. i remember at the time those reports that donald trump up the phone down and that was strenuously denied? donald trump himself tweeted that it was fake news and reports he has an unfunny conversation, he described as civil in his. now we see the transcript, we see the truth. they
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sign off with pleasantries but you can tell the tone of it was not particularly friendly. turnbull tried to explain his resettlement programme, and donald trump didn't seem to have a firm grasp on it. it wasn't 2000 people being resettled, it was 1250. as turnbull told trump, the us have the ability to not take any, just reviewing them and deciding who to take. it seems like trump did not get a good briefing going in, that could be because the reports we had that the state department was not involved in many of these phone conversations that trump had with foreign leaders in his early days of the administration. anthony, there is a wider point which david frum of the atla ntic wider point which david frum of the atlantic makes about this... here's the atlantic's david frum: "anybody who has access to this transcript also has access to many other secrets. trusted people are breaking career—long habits to thwart trump." the implication there that there
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could be more where this came from? there could be. this is not the first leak of sensitive national security information that has got out of the trump administration. and even people on the democratic side, from the obama administration, have looked at this and would have thrown a bit if this happened in the obama administration actual transcripts of private dialogue between foreign leaders. so yeah, it is evidence of the fact that there are people who have access to sensitive information trying to undermine the trump presidency. the white house and trump in particular point of this as another example why lea ks need trump in particular point of this as another example why leaks need to break down. but then because we have it in our hands, we can get it and it in our hands, we can get it and it does give an interesting insight into how donald trump operates behind the scenes. thank you, anthony in washington. venezuela's chief prosecutor has opened an investigation into claims of fraud during the weekend's election of a new assembly to rewrite the country's constitution.
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the announcement came just hours after the company that carried out the vote, claimed the government had inflated turnout figures. president nicolas maduro denies this. let's hear from katie let's hearfrom katie watson in caracas. just remind us why the attorney general wants to do this, what are the claims? the claims are that the vote on sunday, the numbers we re that the vote on sunday, the numbers were inflated, the government said more than 8 million venezuelans voted for the constituent assembly. but the voting company says actually that was inflated by around 1 million. that is being generous, that some people, some independent polls, saying the number was far lower than that. but president maduro is defiant, saying 10 million venezuelans maduro is defiant, saying 10 million venezuela ns want to vote maduro is defiant, saying 10 million venezuelans want to vote but 2 million were held back by fires, barricades and bombs. so he is
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justifying it saying these numbers are correct. that is the fallout, the government is being accused of fraudulent voting and the government says it's not true. so they want to carry out a full investigation, how much power will she has and how will she be able to do what she wants? luisa ortega is one of maduro's biggest critics, she is not a popular figure. biggest critics, she is not a popularfigure. the biggest critics, she is not a popular figure. the support she will have for this, well, we have already heard from the head of the electoral authorities saying that the comments on the voting london based company we re on the voting london based company were baseless and irresponsible. and the government seems to be ignoring this. the government too much won't listen to luisa ortega on this one. they are convinced that this vote
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was fairand they are convinced that this vote was fair and they will inaugurate the delegates on friday afternoon, as planned. the opposition boycotted the selection, it went ahead anyway. what does the opposition plan to do now? they have been trying to hold a rally at the same time as the inauguration, it was meant to happen today but the inauguration got put back so that the rally back as well. on friday, around midday, they will hold the rally from several points in parts of caracas. this is what we have seen over the last few months, we have seen protests that have often turned violent and the government standing firm saying they are not going to be changing their tack. so we are as far removed from dialogue as a consensus as possible, two sides, the opposition and the government, do not see eye to eye and neither side looks like they are prepared to talk about it. katie, thanks very much. katie watson in caracas. in the last few minutes, we have
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heard the world record transfer of neymar from barcelona to heard the world record transfer of neymarfrom barcelona to paris heard the world record transfer of neymar from barcelona to paris st germain has gone ahead. let's go to the bbc sports centre, is the deal done? it is. our sources say the 25—year—old brazilian national neymar has signed a five—year deal, in excess of $260 million, just let that sink in! that is a quarter of $1 billion. a press conference is due at 11:30am gmt on friday, around 15 million dollars —— 50 million dollars more, which was paul pogba who moved from juventus to man united a year ago. he will earn more than $53 million a year, this is where it gets bizarre. the spanish hierarchy at la liga is represented and bsd were acting unlawfully. they urge them to abide by the rule. so what happened ? urge them to abide by the rule. so
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what happened? later on thursday, neymar‘s bsd paid the full amount at barcelona's offices on thursday. if you've got it, flawed it. he has to be pretty good to justify the money. what do paris st germain had to out of him? they want to win the champions league. they have come close, in the quarterfinals, and with neymar one of the big players with the three up front in barcelona with suarez in there and of course lionel messi, he will take away from that and become a great player in his own right. paris saint germain hope he will spearhead their campaign in europe and win the champions league. how much hurt pride is there on barcelona's part? i think there was
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a huge amount of lost pride. the fa ns a huge amount of lost pride. the fans have come out with signs of traitor. because you look at what he has done and he has put up messages on instagram, this is a huge deal. it isa on instagram, this is a huge deal. it is a huge move the neymar. he came from los santos in 2013, he has problems with taxes and maybe he sees this as a clean break moving to psg. barcelona supporters won't forget this in a hurry. they have a new coach this year, valverde, so difficult times and at the state of the season, where'd you get a player like neymar? the la liga season sta rts like neymar? the la liga season starts shortly. we will speak lately about other sport, thank you. so what will neymars transfer mean for football? for more on this the bbc has been speaking with a number of experts. firstly — here's football agent sky andrew. neymar is one of the best players in the world. under normal
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circumstances, a super team would not sold to a super—team, but he had a buyout clause. of £200 million, that's incredible. it's good for qatar, because they are making a statement and people will start talking about qatar and dump macro ina sort talking about qatar and dump macro in a sort of positive manner and the focus is on them. —— in a sort of positive manner and the focus is on them. -- qatar and psg. they are getting an astronomical amount of money for a player, as many would see it. no other team is capable of doing this, not even big teams in the uk can spend over £400 million on a player. everyone will ask some of the questions about financialfair ask some of the questions about financial fair play. but qatar are involved with psg. they have been involved with psg. they have been involved in barcelona, say they will make this work. football agent sky andrew talking
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before the deal was finalised. kieran maguire explaining the case paris saint germain may put forward psg top justify spending so much money have deals with commercial companies for neymar. and also funding his contract. look at him at the product “ asa contract. look at him at the product —— as a product, neymar has 170 million followers on instagram, twitter and facebook. that is more than manchester united real madrid. he is an individual brand were a hell of a lot of money. and psg will wa nt hell of a lot of money. and psg will want as much of a share of image rights as possible, to offset the cost of his employment. so the deal is done. stay with us on outside source — still to come.
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we're in alaska — 400 kilometres inside the artic circle where people are worried about moves to allow more oil drilling. the bank of england has downgraded its growth forecasts for this year and next — and warned the uk economy will remain "sluggish" because of uncertainty surrounding britain's future relationship with the european union. the bank's governor, mark carney, said the uncertainty had influenced markets, business investment and consumer spending following the vote in june last year. financial markets, particularly sterling, marked down in the uk's relative prospects quickly and struggling. how cells look through brexit related uncertainties initially. —— households look through brexit. but the consequences of the fall of sterling has squeezed real incomes, and they have cut back on spending, slowing the economy. businesses have been somewhere in between. since the referendum, they have invested much less aggressively
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than usual in response to an otherwise very favourable environment. you're watching outside source from the bbc newsroom. our top story... transcripts of conversations president trump had with world leaders after he took office have been published by the washington post. other stories from around the bbc. the us—based lawyerfor the widow of late nobel laureate liu xiaobo's has filed a formal complaint to the united nations over what he described as her "enforced disappearance". poet liu xia has been "held incommunicado in an unknown location by chinese government authorities" sincejuly 15th, the day of her husband's funeral, the lawyer said in a statement. dozens of firefighters have battled a blaze
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at tokyo's tsu—kiji fish market, the world's largest and one of the capital's most popular tourist sites. the fire was in the outer part of the market — which is packed with informal restaurants. the inner part of the market — where most seafood wholesalers are located and tuna auctions are carried out at dawn — was not affected. any italian ships approaching libyan waters without permission will be blocked. that order came from this man — khalifa haftar — head of the libyan national army, who controls most of eastern libya. he was responding to italy's decision to send boats to libyan waters to stop migrants crossing the mediterranean. it has had a mixed reception from libya's two governments. the one based in tobruk in the east which supports field marshall hafta— opposes the decision— whereas the other based in tripoli in the west and backed by the un—says it will cooperate. italy gets the most of the migrants— coming from all over africa — to make that dangerous journey from libya's coast,
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across the mediterranean, to italy's southern coast. more than 94,000 migrants have made the crossing since january. over 2,370 have died. italy is also putting forward other measures to stem the flow of migrants— richard galpin has more. at the start of the migrant crisis, the italian navy used to play a key role rescuing those caught in stormy seas. but now its mission is to enter libyan territorial waters to help the libyan coast guard spot migrant boats as they set sail, and stop them going any further. the abrupt change of mission was given the go—ahead by the italian parliament. most politicians clearly wanting an end to the crisis. the goal of the italian government
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is to stem the flow, bring it close to zero and basically tweak the turkey deal and adapted to the situation in libya but get the same result, which is to bring a flow which is in the hundreds of thousands, to close to zero. almost 100,000 migrants have reached italy so far this year. other eu countries were supposed to have taken many of them. but it has not happened. so large numbers are applying for asylum here, putting the government under pressure with elections looming next year. now the italian navy's sophisticated radar will enable the libyan coast guard to stop many migrant boats before they leave libyan territorial waters. and send them back to libya. that is sparking alarm amongst human rights organisations. there is no system to claim asylum. there is automatic detention of irregular migrants in centres where people are systematically
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abused, and it is completely unclear how the italian government think that these people would be protected after disembarking libya with the key assistance of the italian government. italy is also imposing restrictions on boats used by charities to rescued migrants. it is feared fewer ships will now be in the key areas, and already this year more than 2000 migrants have drowned. richard galpin, bbc news. the business news now. a cash—flow analysis seen by south african mps suggests south african airways is running out of money. it's asking for another big bail—out from the country's government. take a look at this from nancy kacungira
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south african airways has run out of money, but no one can really say they didn't see this coming. even though south africa itself is a big air travel market, the airline has made a loss every year for the last seven years. that is due to high costs a nd seven years. that is due to high costs and many depths. the airline says things could improve by october but only if they get help now. they need a $60 million bailout, and the planes looked good in the adverts but they are expensive to keep in the sky. south african airways‘s long haul fleet is mostly made up of gas guzzling aeroplanes, which are quite fuel inefficient, a disadvantage considering that their fuel costs in africa are much higher than average. the airline says they have a plan to turn things around, but analysts have been crunching the numbers, and say that to take an injection of up to $1 billion over the next three years. workers at the nissian plant
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in the us state of mississppi are taking part in a landmark vote, which has already been described as ‘one of the nastiest anti—union fights‘ in us history. michelle fleury reports from canton, mississippi. nissan has launched this major and thai union campaign threatening and intimidating workers. we don't know what they are offering. we have a plan that we have do struggle and fight us to have do struggle and fight us to have the right to vote. the fight to form a union at the nissan factory in canton, mississippi. we are battling against not for the right to vote or not vote, but the right to vote or not vote, but the right to manipulate or lie to each other. for 14 years, workers at the miss nissan plant have been engaged with
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a battle to form a union. mississippi has been hostile to unions, but this time workers had they have a chance. i want to have health and safety, equal opportunities... i got heard on the line and i've been dealing with that the whole time. it's been a real process. i think the union would really stand up for us. but not eve ryo ne really stand up for us. but not everyone wants the union. it's the best thing to happen to the state of mississippi, so we are campaigning ha rd to mississippi, so we are campaigning hard to keep the union out. we don't need outsiders to tell us what we wa nt need outsiders to tell us what we want doing. to get its message across, nissan posted anti—union m essa 9 es across, nissan posted anti—union messages in the factory, now landing them in trouble with the labour relations board. the company denied allegations of this, saying they had
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allegations of this, saying they had a right to know their perspective. for those that know the south's troubled past, it's notjust about workers right but civil rights. when blacks would vote, someone would come with a hood bearing a cross. now they come by, saying we are going to close the union and the plan. the union is hoping to turn past failure into success. victory here might like the spark for the us labour movement across the south. hyperloop one — it's the futuristic transport system that shoots pods or capsules at very high speeds through tunnels. take a look at the latest test in the nevada desert. futuristic music this is the beginning and the dawn
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ofa this is the beginning and the dawn of a new era of transportation. the first new major form of transportation in 100 years, it will basically change the way we live, where we work and make the world a much smaller place in turning cities into natural spot. back to the breaking news and the last half hour, neymar has completed his world record transfer to paris st germain. he has signed a five year contract with the french club. the 25—year—old brazilian early broke his contract with barcelona by paying a 264 million dollar buyout clause. there was a hiccup earlier
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which delayed things somewhat, the clu b which delayed things somewhat, the club barcelona previously said they would report our st germain to uefa, football's governing body in europe, for a breach of rules but that seems to have been resolved. the deal has been done. the image has been removed from the stadium in barcelona already. more sport coming up barcelona already. more sport coming up on the programme, stay with us. hello there, good evening. some very big weather stories around the world at the moment and i will take you into europe. we will also look at the weather around north america but first into south east asia, you may remember recently the storm and heavy rain in taiwan and south—east china. the weather is back to normal, heavy showers here. we have an enhancement in the south—westerly monsoon in the philippines. that is warm, wet winds driving into manila, bringing some flooding. the strongest winds courtesy of typhoon
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knowledge in the west, the picture here is from nasa. this is the stronger storm in the northern hemisphere this year, moving over warm waters, maintaining strength in the next few days. a very strong typhoon, gusts up to 140 mph, reports of ten metre waves and is significant storm served the north, a typhoon moving to maim and parts of the pan. moving to the outer islands in the next few hours and turning to the north, arriving in japan on sunday. notjust dangerous winds but extremely wet weather flooding likely. we have some rain here, taking rain into the great la kes, here, taking rain into the great lakes, moving down tojoin here, taking rain into the great lakes, moving down to join forces to this cloud that got stuck here in the deep south and into northern parts of florida, flooding rain likely here. it's been wet in florida for quite some time. cooler
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aircoming in behind florida for quite some time. cooler air coming in behind that wet weather but across western parts of north america, it's extremely hot especially in oregon and washington state. wildfires will ease but temperatures will continue. the big story is the heat wave, 10—15d temperatures higher than normal. and that the high humidity and its dangerous conditions here across southern parts of europe. italy, the balkans, even into southern poland, some severe heat warning. north of that weather front, across some severe heat warning. north of that weatherfront, across northern europe, is fresh and cool with strong wind and rain. moving back into the heat, we get downpours and storms in turkey, and the winds are stronger through the aegean, and here in italy mainland and sardinia, the balkans and southern parts of violence. also some high temperatures across parts of spain,
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easily 40 degrees or so. in the uk, 23 or 24 is likely in the south—east. a bit warmer on friday for england and wales, school of further north for scotland and northern ireland. the next few days, sunshine and showers but may be signs of some more summery weather on the way. stay tuned later on for the weather for a week ahead. hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. in venezuela there's been an explosive accusation in the days after he took office backin in the days after he took office back in january, double in the days after he took office back injanuary, double spoke —— donald trump spoke to a number of world leaders. those transcripts have been released. denmark are through to the final of the women's european championships, will they face favourites england or hosts holland for the trophy on sunday? and we will find out what scottish
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whiskey has got to do with brexit.
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