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you're watching beyond 100 days. german chancellor angela merkel wins a fourth term as leader, but loses ground to the far right. mrs merkel vows to win back those who deserted her party for the anti—immigration afd which is now the third biggest in the bundestag. so what happens now? mrs merkel faces months of coalition talks to form a stable government, but rules out any lurch to the right. translation: of course this shows we have not responded satisfactorily to the themes and situations that are important to the people. as party leader i take my share of the responsibility. president trump takes aim at professional football players, calling for those who protest during the national anthem to be fired. but the sports stars fire back. north korea says donald trump has declared war on their country and threatens to shoot down us bombers, bringing the tense situation to a new level. also on the programme: desperate scenes in puerto rico. in the aftermath of hurricane maria people are without power
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and desperate for supplies. now a dam is threatening to burst. and, it's republican versus republican in alabama. tuesday's senate run off is seeing the biggest names in the party come to town, but they are backing different candidates. hello i am christian fraser in london, michelle fleury is in new york. the german chancellor angela merkel may have secured a fourth term in office but her party the christian democrats lost over a million voters to the far right in sunday's election. the afd with 13% of the vote is now the third biggest party in the bundestag. to put that into some perspective, the mainstream parties the cdu, csu and the social democrats (spd)
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have the lowest combined vote—share since the second world war. the afd with 94 mp's in the bundestag will now have the money, the staff and the platform to advance their agenda. from berlin our correspondent damian grammaticas reports. and a warning, his report contains some flash photography. in the heart of german democracy, the far right is back, with dozens of seats in the bundestag. germany's parliament is a building that consciously preserves the scars of the second world war, a reminder to germans of the destruction the far right visited on europe. they are far from power, angela merkel endures her position as europe's pre—eminent politician unchallenged for the fourth term as germany's chancellor, but weakened. translation: we had wished for a better result, of course. we are now trying to analyse the votes we lost, especially those which went to the afd. we want to win those people back by addressing some of their issues. this is where many will have to be
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won back, east berlin and across the former east germany. a million voters deserted mrs merkel‘s party for the far right, many because they believe that during the refugee crisis, she lost control over germany's borders. i didn't like angela merkel because there was no stopping the refugee policy. it was all too quick. translation: i think we should give the afd a chance to see if they are really for the state and democracy and for everyone. but at the very first press conference today, splits in the afd were already emerging. frauke petry, one of the afd‘s leaders had just one seat in parliament, and turned on her colleagues. translation: it's been said that the afd has become an anarchic party, that could only be successful in opposition, not to govern. but i want to make real politics, so i've decided i will not be part of the afd in the bundestag. and she walked out saying they were becoming too extreme.
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the party, already arguing with itself in public. it's remaining leaders are sticking to their line, that the influx of a million refugees means germany is losing part of itself. we don't want that, that's why we've won so many votes, they said. and it's notjust the far right, germany as a whole looks to be entering a period that will be more fractious, more divided, diverging angela merkel‘s energies as she tries to cobble together a coalition and tackle the challenges she faces here and across europe. damien grammaticas, bbc news, berlin. for more, we've been speaking to our colleague ros atkins who's been in berlin ros, we should put this into perspective, 87% in the german electorate did not vote for the far right. but what it means for the afd is that they will enjoy the resources and the prominence that come with becoming the third party in the bundestag. you are quite right,
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there are practical and symbolic consequences of this election result. in practical terms, well, the afd is going to become the third biggest party in the bundestag. it'll get offices for all of its representatives, it will become part of the daily political discourse in a way itjust couldn't do without that representation in the bundestag. but the symbolism of all this is, equally important. this is a party which says is land doesn't belong in germany, this is a party which says islam doesn't belong in germany, this is a party which has talked about a foreign invasion after angela merkel‘s decision to allow hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers to come here in germany and just yesterday we had one of the most high—profile figures from the afd using language that other parties here don't use, saying we are going to hunt frau merkel. so, the whole discourse has been
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shifted and we have right wing nationalists in the bundestag for the first time in many decades. and yes, only 13% of the population voted for the afd, but nonetheless, this is a moment of great significance and i don't think most analysts here would see it any other way. talk to us, why was this outcome so hard to predict and what alliances now possible for angela merkel‘s and what alliances now are possible for angela merkel‘s christian democrats? there were elements of this which were not too difficult to predict and other things that really took us by surprise. we knew the alternative the germany would get representation in the bundestag, we just didn't know to what degree. they had been polling around nine, ten ii%. for them to reach up to 13% exceeded, i think even their expectations. so that takes some understanding. in part i think it's been because of their anti—islam, anti—immigration rhetoric. i think the fact they are vocally anti—angela merkel has actually helped them in some quarters as well. but the more surprising element of this result though, and i talked to one of germany's pollsters about this earlier, was the christian democrat vote and the angela merkel vote, we expected that
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to be well over 35%. it's come in well below that. the reasons for that, we are having to pick our way through, i would pick out two or three. one, her message was, let's just carry on, i'll offer you stability, i'll handle the crisis when it comes along. the emphasis was on a safe pair of hands, there wasn't a big vision, there weren't clear, new policies offered to voters to give them something to get passionate about. and i think there was a lack of passion while the afd and some other parties seem to offer more of that. kristian, if people wanted to see angela merkel‘s win against a rising buffer, was possible and you could say it is like emmanuel macron in france. i think emmanuel macron is the man of the moment, he did tweet angela
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merkel last night to congratulate her, calling for more cooperation in europe. but i think that will be difficult given the free democratic party will be in this coalition when you look at the numbers. it is going to be hard to get the structural reforms he wants because the fdp don't want banking union, they don't wa nt don't want banking union, they don't want more europe and the don't want germany to be more of the paymaster they already are. germany's focus will probably shift. the chancellor is nothing, if not pragmatic, but shall have to take into account the interest of herjunior partners and thatis interest of herjunior partners and that is why the focus will change. she won't be able to lead europe in the way emmanuel macron and theresa may would like? exactly and the british focus will be on the brexit talks for the coming months and it is getting tighter and the timetable is getting tighter and the timetable is shifting and they will angela merkel‘s attention on it. but it may
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be emmanuel macron the brits end up talking to more, because angela merkel‘s attention is elsewhere. we will talk more about germany through the programme, but let's talk about the programme, but let's talk about the united states and the row in the nfl. 13 months ago colin kaepernick, a quarterback for the san francisco 49'ers, took a seat on the bench during the playing of the national anthem. the next week he kneeled. he was prepared to pay with his career to get his country talking about race and police brutality. on friday night the now unemployed kaepernick got exactly what he wanted, courtesy of the president. wouldn't you love to see one of these nfl owners when somebody disrespects our flag to say get that son of a (blank) off the field right now, he's fired. he's fired! last week fewer than 10 football stars bent the knee. this week over 250 joined the protest. the steelers, the titans and the seahawks declined to take
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the field for the anthem. even some of the president's staunchest supporters in the nfl, including several owners, joined in or condemned mr trump for his divisiveness. and let me show you just how divisive this issue has become, even among fellow football fans. this was a video shot in philadelphia yesterday where the eagles were playing the giants. chanting. i hate you. american name. (bleep). chanting. michael boren, reporter at the phily inquirer took that video and was at that game. what was it like on the pitch, what happened when the giants and the eagles took to the field? well, the
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eagles, they crossed arm in arm together and we saw some giants players protest as well, so there was a unification in terms of how the players were out there making their opinions known. the president says this is not about race, but for many people involved, and those who we re many people involved, and those who were kneeling in the stadiums, it is very much about race, i want to show oui’ very much about race, i want to show our viewers something else you have films, this is a fan. most people like me are judged by the colour of their skin. i was attacked by the plays and held in a cell without being able to call anyone for over 48 hours. and a lot of trauma comes from that. when the president says it's not about race, go back to colin kaepernick, it is all about race, the use of police
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violence and against black people? when we look at this issue you look at black lives matter which has become more prominent and the attention towards shootings or fatal shootings of people of colour by police officers, which is what started the black lives matter movement and why kaepernick went down on his knee like we saw last year. all these issues have something to do with race and whether the presidency is that not, it's hard to say. but this is something, even yesterday you could see the racial division in tension. in the video use of the eagles fans who were upset when white. many of the protesters were people of colour. so this does have a lot of components of race in it. michael, i wa nted components of race in it. michael, i wanted to ask about the divisions your video exposed. how does the sport move forward, how does it try
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to ove rco m e sport move forward, how does it try to overcome this? well, a lot of people were saying just looking at the nfl yesterday, really, when they saw the players protest in the owners coming together with them, they saw that as a tool of unification. and i think going forward , unification. and i think going forward, you see the league, which has traditionally not been such a source of political conversation, now taking a sort of political stance. so i think you will continue to see these personal acts of protest, whether it is taking any or raising a fist in the air, you will probably continue to see that on the field. one of the other things we heard from the president, also talking about the head blows many sports fans suffered, but has been lost in some ways, in the row. why
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do you think the president at this moment is focusing on the nfl? do you think the president at this moment is focusing on the nfl7m has to do with president trump. he is the person who decided to focus on the nfl. we saw in his alabama rally, the speech he played, saying players should be taken off the field if they are protesting. a lot of this has to do with the president and a lot of this has to do with going back to colin kaepernick, the 49ers play who took any last year. it is an issue that has been building over time with the president taking notice and talking about it on twitter and at this alabama rally, took it to a new level over the weekend. michael, thank you for being with us and sharing your videos. 0ur political analyst ron christie is in san francisco today where this whole protest started with colin kaepernick and hejoins us now.
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i always follow your tweets at the weekend and you have been one of the president's fiercest critics. but not on this issue, you have come out in his defence? i have, this is something that has upset me. it is an issue that took root with colin kaepernick taking a knee against police brutality. if kaepernick wa nts to ta ke police brutality. if kaepernick wants to take a knee and take himself out of the american football league, that is up to him, but to foster this issue, i think the injection of politics is wrong with what he has tried to do. injection of politics is wrong with what he has tried to dolj injection of politics is wrong with what he has tried to do. i always respect your opinion but there were less tha n respect your opinion but there were less than ten people taking a knee last week and now over 250, and he
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has thrown a hand grenade into the debate. a problem is the way he approached it. he doesn't take a soft approach to it. the language, the s0 become are fired, when he's talking about predominantly black players and clubs that are predominantly white owned, that must be an issue in america? it is an issue for me. i don't think what the president said in alabama, there is a way to say things and a way to spark a debate. as you said, throwing a grenade into a very volatile situation. mr trump wanted to way in on this more productively, have a summit at the white house, bring in some of the players and hear what their grievances are. but people disrespecting our national anthem and disrespecting ourflag and the folks in the nfl in london who took a knee this weekend stood
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up who took a knee this weekend stood up to here god save the queen but not for their own national anthem and that is what has got a lot of american people so upset. pages and ta kes american people so upset. pages and takes many different forms? american people so upset. pages and takes many different form57m american people so upset. pages and takes many different forms? it does, but i look at major league baseball, and the hockey league and those players stand with respect and dignity towards the national anthem. i understand some of these players are upset, but the last thing we do, we spend so much of our time at work talking about politics, spending so much time trying to escape our everyday lives, the last thing you wa nt to everyday lives, the last thing you want to do is turn on the television ona and want to do is turn on the television on a and see in the american pastime. i huge san francisco 49ers fan, but i'm not watching the nfl, i am going to protest and use my patriotism to turn the tv off and some of of their sense of morality they are trying to impose on this.
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is your objection with the time and place of this protest, or with the protest itself and their message? let me put it to you this day, i wouldn't take to make last room in georgetown university and protest to my students during my time of why because i am there to teach and educate them. at the same time, the nfl players are there to play a game for which they are highly compensated for. if they want to ta ke compensated for. if they want to take their political protest, they have their first amendment right to do so. but don't talk politics in oui’ do so. but don't talk politics in our national pastime. let's enjoy the game and the sport without bringing politics into it. itjust occurred to me, we're not talking about health care, not talking about the special election in alabama tomorrow, we are talking about the nfl, isn't that the motivation for the president? i think so, he needs to get his eye back on the prize. talk about the importance of the
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selection in alabama, talk about the importance of the health care vote and the tax reform package looming. let's keep our eye on the ball and talk about the issues most americans ca re talk about the issues most americans care about and not the nfl and politics in football. very good to talk to you and blood to get your thoughts from san francisco. it isa it is a difficult thing for the wealthy owners of these nfl clubs, a lot of them locked arms with the players, but the majority of the players, but the majority of the players are black. the majority of the players are black. you have a pro—business president making life difficult for some owners of businesses. the nfl as an industry will be grappling with this issue, which i suspect they would rather not. one thing he could be talking about is north korea. new hasn't tweeted much about that over the weekend. it's a tit for tat war of words that
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has just got a little bit more dangerous today, the north korean foreign minister has accused us president of declaring war on his country. pyongyang said it has the right to shoot down american bombers even if they're not in north korean airspace. in response the pentagon said that if north korea did not stop its provocative actions it would make sure the president had the options to deal with it. over the weekend us bombers flew close to north korea's border, the closest american fighter jets have flown to the frontier in some time. 0ur north america editorjon sopel is in washington. i think officially the two sides have been at war since 1953, but this is a big escalation? yes, when you think the volume has been cranked up and you have nowhere to go on the dial, it seems to go up to 11 or 12. there has been a lot of
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name—calling, backwards and forwards. almost of a playground variety. he is mad commie is a lot, he is crazy, he is insane. but the phrase, declaration of war is cranking it up further because does this mean now, when an american bomberflies near this mean now, when an american bomber flies near the coast of north korea, the north koreans will open fire? if they did open fire, would america's jam north korean radar, which could be seen as an act of war as well. where does it go if a plane does get shot down? these are serious questions. it seems to a lot of people, the biggest risk is of a miscalculation. someone does something that is perceived in a different way by either north korea 01’ different way by either north korea or the united states and the retaliation to that escalated to a point where things really do get
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extremely dangerous. and you have to say the north korean foreign ministry is saying the whole world should remember, it was the us who first declared war on our country and that we have the right to shoot down american bombers, even if they are outside north korean airspace, should be a cause for sober reflection. somebody needs to lower the temperature but the pentagon weighing in saying they are putting forward proposals for the president to do with pyongyang. those proposals, in actualfact, were drawn up some time ago? of course proposals have been drawn up to do with pyongyang, as you put it, but that has got to be calibrated responses. i suspect what is happening now is, what if they did shoot down an american warplanes, what is the proportionate response? what would be the likely response from north korea if we did that? you are ina from north korea if we did that? you are in a dangerous chess game of what if. it is something that where
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you are hoping people would hope the temperature would come down, except of course, we are watching the temperature going like that. john, i wa nt to temperature going like that. john, i want to ask you about something different and jared kushner, donald trump's son—in—law, we have been getting reporting has been using private e—mails for government business. this was something that during the campaign we heard a lot of criticism of hillary clinton for this exact issue with her e—mails. now it seems a close member of trump's administration has been doing the same thing? what we don't know if it was a private e—mail server and the other thing we don't know is whether confidential, classified e—mails have been passed back and forwards across this e—mail mechanism. let's be careful about back, but to the charge of hypocrisy, given everything donald
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trump build a campaign around crooked hillary, lock her up over the use of private e—mails, from when she was secretary of state, it was the very least pretty ill advised of jared kushner to was the very least pretty ill advised ofjared kushner to be using advised ofjared kushner to be using a private e—mail address for any official correspondence relating to his white house role, he is a very seniorfigure within the his white house role, he is a very senior figure within the white house and of course it does leave the president open to that charge. i don't think we are at this stage we will hear donald trump saying crooked jarod, lock him up. there is a press co nfe re nce crooked jarod, lock him up. there is a press conference going on at the white house at the moment. they say they have not declared war on north korea and any suggestion they have is absurd. so more reaction to that no doubt in the coming hours. central government in baghdad says
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the vote is illegal. the referendum result is expected to be in substantially in favour of independence but it won't trigger an immediate attempt to break away. this is beyond 100 days from the bbc. coming up for viewers on the bbc news channel and bbc world news — hot, hungry, homeless and desperate for help — we report from the hurricane—hit puerto rico. and the rise of the right — what does the afd‘s success tell us about the mood of voters across europe? that's still to come. hello, yesterday, the best of the
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weather was in the east. today it is in the west. the weather is slow—moving at the moment the trying to come in family at atlantic but high pressure across scandinavia is blocking things off and it will push this weather from back towards the west. that has been the focus, that weather fronts of low cloud, hence the fog over the hills and rain and drizzle. most of it petering out overnight and fog will push into some western areas and where we have some western areas and where we have some breaks perhaps developing in the south—east and northern ireland, there could be patchy, low—level fog as well. a lot of cloud on the whole overnight. it means many places started grey and misty and things gradually improved. we should see the cloud base lifting and the skies brightening and perhaps a little sunshine coming through. particularly in northern ireland as the breeze picks up a bit and across the breeze picks up a bit and across the north west of scotland. eastern
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scotla nd the north west of scotland. eastern scotland could get one or two spot of drizzle with the breeze coming in from the north sea. even with the cloud, temperatures pretty good for the time of year. sunshine developing and maybe in the north—west of england and the south—west and those temperatures will be far off 20 degrees and it might brighten north—eastern part of england possibly leading to some light showers. those will fade away during the evening and it should be generally tried as we head into tuesday night. as we head into wednesday, we look to the west to see another weather system bringing outbreaks of rain. rain coming in soon northern ireland, where so many places north and he should be dry. brighter and a better chance of getting more sunshine and that will lift temperatures again to 20 to 21 celsius where we do see some sunshine and we don't have the wind off the north sea. for the cricket at the oval, it looks promising. a lot of cloud but dry and bright and
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warm day for the time of year. more breeze coming in from the south—east. we have a weather system with initially heavy pulses of rain which will weaken as it moves across the uk. another weather system coming in later in the week. this rain petering out across eastern parts of england and slowly moving into north—eastern scotland. many places brightening up for a while with some sunshine on the way. this is beyond 100 days, with me christian fraser in london, michelle fleury is in new york. our top stories: angela merkel wins a fourth term as german chancellor and vows to win back supporters who voted for the far right afd, now the third biggest party in the bundestag. north korea says president trump's claim that its leadership won't be around much longer amounts to a declaration of war. the white house has described that
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interpretation as absurd. coming up in the next half hour: we report from puerto rico where people say they've been forgotten after hurricane maria. and the state race for the senate splitting the gop right down the middle, what the alabama run—off tells us about republican unity? so as we have been discussing the right—wing nationalist party, afd, has emerged as the third biggest party in the german parliament after the weekends election. angela merkel‘s cdu took 33% of the vote down from 41%. almost a quarter of the electorate went for the far right or the far left. so what does that mean in terms of seats. well, the cdu and its sister party the csu have 246 of the 709. it would seem, unless there is a change of heart, that the socialists will choose to go into opposition. which probably means the cdu joining forces with the fdp and the greens.
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the afd have 94 seats. here's why some germans voted for them, and why others didn't. i didn't like angela merkel, because there was no stop in the refugee politik. it was all too quick, and she didn't say, like, 0k, we stopped at that and that number. translation: it's ok for people to come to germany when they really need help. translation: i think we should give the afd a chance to see they are really for the state and everyone. well, what next for the alternative for germany? their spokesman hugh bronson has been speaking to our colleague, ros atkins, in berlin. frauke petry has left the party in part because of its tone. do you think there are times when the afd uses language which is unhelpful to germany and unhelpful
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even to its own cause. i believe in both. i believe first and for most, she didn't leave the party because of the tone, she left the party because she had personal issues, that is one thing. the other thing is, there are certainly wasn't utterances made by some were positives in the afd that didn't help the cause. instead of talking about politics, instead of talking about what we want to achieve, we always had to talk about personal issues, what did this person mean by this? explain this to us. and it's always destracted debates and talk shows, from the real issues, which is our party programme. we're not talking about any old person, we are talking one of the most prominent members of the afd. he said german soldiers in the first and second world wars could be proud of what they did. no. do you agree with that? that is the wrong quote. he said, in the same way that the french are proud of napoleon, and the british are proud of nelson and churchill, we can be proud of german soldiers in the first and second world war.
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he didn't say what they achieved, no. i don't agree with this. i think it made it very difficult for us to convince some voters that we really needed to be on board. you can't explain this to the jewish community. they look at you and say, "this is not exactly what we had hoped to come from the afd." how do you explain to thejewish community that you use phrases like "lying press", which was a nazi term? you have lots of terms used by nazis. it is probably be best to avoid them, isn't it? it goes back further than that. of course, if you look at every utterance that has been made, let's say, the other one was "to abolish" or to dissolve, to get rid of. again, this was a phrase that was used in those years.
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and suddenly, it's been connected to this political person who has said that. still... it's been connected to that political person because they have used the phrase, and they have used the phrase in full knowledge that the nazis used it. it's not by chance that they have chosen this phrase. what about the social democrat? you also used the phrase that is a nazi term for german people. you know full well that was a term that the nazis used. it was a term used by frauke petry. and i'm glad she has distanced herself from the party. we will see what her future will hold for her. but this seems to be too convenient. every time i say to you this phrase or that phrase was an helpful, you tell me it was just that individual, do you think voters distinguish between what you say and what frauke petry say?
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i don't think they are. they hear this, the alternative for germany, and they are responding to it. 5 million people gave us their votes yesterday. that is one kind of response that 5 million germans want to see us in parliament and to present an opposition. five days after hurricane maria battered puerto rico the island is still struggling to recover and conditions are getting worse. in the last few minutes, the white house says it will continue to do everything it can to provide assistance to those affected. most of the more than three million residents are still without power. that has caused a struggle to get basic supplies and now a crumbling dam is sparking further concerns. a brief time ago, i spoke with cbs correspondent david begnaud in puerto rico. david, thank you very much forjoining us. we are seeing a real humanitarian crisis developing, what can you tell us?
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what is the scene on the ground at the moment? the governor of puerto rico tells us that more aid has arrived, but the question is, where is it? we have for the last five days been driving across the northern part of the country from west to east, and we have not seen distribution lines or convoys bringing relief aid. the united states government says, for example, millions of litres of water have arrived, but again we ask, where is it? the governor says, "i promise you, it is here." in terms of hospitals, we are told fuel is being sent to them, hospitals are being prioritised. there was a tweet earlier today from a doctor in puerto rico that said we've ran out of diesel at the children's hospital, and children will die if we don't get fuel. there was a dire situation at the airport in sanjuan this morning. people have literally been sleeping on the floor for the last 3—4 nights, hoping to get off of this island. people who have not had food or water, patients in need of dialysis, blood pressure medication, blood thinning medication. we saw children stripped naked by their parents,
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sleeping in sweat, in strollers. the lines at the baggage counter were dark, there were no agents. and there were probably a thousand people in line this morning. it was cooler outside, but nobody wanted to go outside, because they didn't want to lose their place in line. people were literally panicking. it sounds like a desperate situation, one that could potentially get worse, because i understand officials are watching a crumbling dam in the western part of puerto rico. we are told by the man who manages the dam, there is about 25,000 acres that will flood if that dam fails. we got right up to it and this is what we saw. the spillway portion of the dam has failed, water is flowing uncontrollably. however, the dam is holding. there are various reports from the government that there is a crack in the dam, and the dam is vulnerable to failure, but it hasn't happened yet. nonetheless, you've got water, more water than they want coming out
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of that lake, flowing downhill. we're told 70,000 people could be affected by flash flooding if the dam fails. really, the trouble that officials are having right now is, how do you even warn people downhill that this is something they need to worry about? communication is out across the island. it is extremely hard to get any kind of cellphone signal to call. police officers can't communicate with one another. and i asked the governor today, how do you alert people to give them a heads up that the dam may fail? he said it's one of the problems we are having to deal with. a dire situation, david begnaud in puerto rico, thank you for the update. puerto rico is a us commonwealth, it having a hard time economically, i read today, 80% of the crops have been destroyed by hurricane maria. they will need much more help than what we are seeing from washington, aren't they? what was fascinating
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was the fact that you didn't hear much in the news over the weekend about puerta ricoh at all, not from the president, not from congressmen. that is starting to change this week as people begin to realise the dire situation that they face. and the fa ct situation that they face. and the fact that puerto rico has had financial problems as well will make the recovery even tougher. the finances just aren't there to undertake some of the work that is going to be needed in the months ahead. ok, let's look at some of the other news we are covering. a dog has been found alive amongst the rubble of last week's earthquake, a rescue by the team in japan have such operations is focused on sites across the city. the dog was realised with its family. the fourth round of brexit negotiations got under way today, and there is some hope that the british prime minster‘s speech in florence last week might help to break the deadlock. britain's brexit secretary
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david davis is in brussels again for talks with the eu's chief negotiator, michel barnier, who said he is still waiting forfirm proposals from britain. the european union is keen and eager to understand better how the uk government will translate the prime minister's speech into negotiating positions. this is essential, and would enable us to advance this week, i hope, and make real progress over the coming months. the former us congressman anthony weiner has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for sending sexually explicit messages to a teenage girl in 2016. the scandal played a role in the lead—up to the presidential election, because his wife worked as an aide to hillary clinton. japan‘s prime minister, shinzo abe, has called a snap election, saying he needs a new mandate to deal with the growing threat from pyongyang. it comes amid signs of improving support for mr abe over his handling of the north korea crisis. this is beyond 100 days.
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still to come: after the afd‘s success in germany, what's behind the rise of the right? here in the uk, a 16—year—old schoolgirl has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a school welfare officer was stabbed at a school. the 61—year—old woman was attacked in the morning in an office at winterton community academy. humberside police said the victim was being treated in hospital for "serious but not life threatening injuries". the school's headteacher said a year—11 pupil was restrained by school staff in the "isolated incident", which happened in the victim's office. 0ur correspondent dan johnson reports. the start of the school day at this small town comprehensive was shaken by an incident that ended with a member of staff seriously injured, and a year11
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member of staff seriously injured, and a year 11 pupil under arrest. we reacted immediately and were on scene within minutes. the pupil had been detained by numbers of staff, and medical treatment was given to the victim. a stabbing involving a knife, you believe? that's what i believe, yeah. we understand this incident took place in an office away from other children. the six t one—year—old who was hurt is a welfare officer based here at the school. she's in hospital being treated for what are described as serious but not life—threatening injuries. the school's headteacher was one of the first to see what had happened. when i arrived in the office, there were a number of staff dealing with the situation, administering first aid to the staff, restraining the student as well. this is the opposite, really come of a big inner—city school, where you might have had problems that this before. completely. it was a surprise out of the blue. the schools they'd open, but after a text alert, many parents took students. we had a message to save their was a serious incident, and
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they would be in touch, but everyone is safe. kids were saying they were locked in their tutor rooms, so again, panic. i just locked in their tutor rooms, so again, panic. ijust want to get her home now. offers is expected to be here most of the week. they are still questioning the 16—year—old girl, held on suspicion of attempted murder. you're watching beyond 100 days. donald trump sparked a political row on friday in alabama, by criticising some players who failed to stand during the national anthem. but his comments somewhat overshadowed what he was actually there for. the president was attending a campaign rally for senate candidate luther strange. 0nce alabama's attorney general, he's now fighting the state's former chiefjustice, roy moore. the seat was once held by attorney generaljeff sessions. antony zurcher reports on the battle for alabama. crime, corruption, immorality,
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abortion, suddenly, sexual perversion, read roy moore, the senator for the alabama seat, he is not your traditional politician. senator for the alabama seat, he is not your traditional politicianlj not your traditional politician.” will stand for the people of alabama, and the people across our country who want the knowledge of god broadband to the united states congress. and he's backed by some other famous congress. and he's backed by some otherfamous outsiders. congress. and he's backed by some other famous outsiders. the governor sarah pailin. he was deplorable before deplorable was cool. and steve bannon, donald trump's former chief strategist is using breitbart news to excite the base. he sounds like donald trump's kind of guy? not quite. i hope you go out and vote for luther strange. the president is supporting luther strange, appointed to the senate in february, and is backed by a lot of establishment cash. so why is mitch mcconnell the top
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senate republicans so desperate to sink roy moore? well, he has a long history of not playing by the rules. he has been removed as the chief justice of the alabama supreme court twice. the first time is for refusing to take down a statue of the ten commandments from his courthouse. then in 2016, he defied the us supreme court's ruling that same—sex marriage was constitutional. if you destroy the word marriage, or what it means, thenit word marriage, or what it means, then it can mean anything.“ word marriage, or what it means, then it can mean anything. if roy moore can take down a senator with a wealth of resources and trump's support, is anyone in the establishment safe? 0ur north america reporter anthony zurcher has been in alabama covering this contest and nowjoins us from washington. it has become a proxy war, you have the vice president in alabama today backing luther strange, the president for luther strange, tonight you have ban on in alabama
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campaigning for roy moore. it is the insurgents against the establishment. a lot of the same faces we were seeing in donald trump's crowd during his presidential campaign, they are down in alabama campaigning against the quy in alabama campaigning against the guy that donald trump has endorsed. it really has turned some of the politics we have seen over the past year on its head. and talking to roy moore supporters down in alabama, i was at the donald trump rally, and talking to roy moore ‘s supporters, they are confused because they love donald trump, and they don't know why donald trump is supporting the quy why donald trump is supporting the guy that is in washington already, the guy that used to be a corporate lawyer, instead of this populist firebrand. at that donald trump rally, i talked to a lot of people going into the arena, who were supposedly supporting luther strange, some of them said, "i am here to see the president, but i like roy moore, i am going to vote
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for him."| like roy moore, i am going to vote for him." i would say in the opinion polls, luther strange is in trouble down in atlanta's. it is bizarre because bannon is going to alabama tonight to support the president's agenda against the establishment. there is no love lost between the senate leader and donald trump. why is the president backing luther strange? well, according to donald trump, in the rally he had in alabama on friday, he said he was backing luther strange because luther had been low to him. he talked to a bunch of senators over the last six months advocating for his agenda, and they would come up to him and say, "i will support you if you do this or that for me. " donald trump said luther strange didn't ask for anything. he said he had donald trump was not back, and supported him 100%, and donald trump was repaying that loyalty. that is why he is down there. but it is interesting to see all of these folks who are normally big donald trump supporters on the other side.
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nigel farage, who had campaigned for donald trump during the last presidential election, he is there tonight as well, in addition to the quys tonight as well, in addition to the guys that our regular basis. extraordinary. 0ne extraordinary. one person we haven't seen down there was ben carson, you have a cabinet member also now coming out against the president's pick and supporting roy moore. that was pretty remarkable as well. donald trump made a bit of a mention to that on friday. he said there were people in his administration has appointed roy moore remarkable that appointed roy moore remarkable that a member of the member of the cabinet who aren't supposed to make political endorsements anyway, it shows you how much this particular baseis shows you how much this particular base is dividing donald trump's base. i think that people in the
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base, these people are showing up and campaigning for roy moore against luther strange, they are doing it to send a message to the president that he shouldn't be siding with the establishment to let them know that the movement is bigger than donald trump, that they have his back. they want him back. they all still love him, but they wa nt they all still love him, but they want him to know that he has to be on their side, and want him to know that he has to be on theirside, and he want him to know that he has to be on their side, and he has two continued to rail against the establishment and not make any deals with washington. what happens if roy moore wins this? what happens if roy moore wins this? what happens if roy moore wins this? what happens looking forward to the bid terms was not we are not so far way, 2018 midterms, what happens to the insurgents who want to tackle the insurgents who want to tackle the establishing? i think they feel renewed and reinvigorated. this is a proxy fight for the heart of the republican party, who is going to win out here. that is why you are seeing the likes of mitch mcconnell, mike pence, following hot on the heels of donald trump, and rushing
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into alabama to show support for luther strange, a candidate that as you point out is not a natural fit for the president. moving on... less than two weeks ago the president of the european commission, jean claude juncker, set out an ambitious project. the wind is back in europe's sails he said. he called for a bigger, more deeply integrated europe. populism he suggested was on the wane. but is it? maybe they have been seen off at the ballot box but there's been a surge in support for far—right parties across europe this past 12 months from holland to hungary. in france, the front national was defeated but in the second round vote, remember, that marine le pen received 11m votes. the times columnist, matthew parris joins us from brighton. good to see you, matthew. there has been a debate at the labour party conference that the opposition party holding their rally, there conference this week, about free movement. it plays into the debate, immigration and freedom of movement is what is driving some of this
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across europe. yes, it is. even a left—wing party like the labour party is very aware that a lot of their natural supporters are worried about immigration. but i don't think that populism is easily described as a right—wing or left—wing thing. as you say, i am here at the labour party conference in brighton. a sort of populism is sweeping the labour party, too, and it is sweeping it from the left. it is infusing a lot of younger of the voters. it is presenting people with very simple a nswe rs presenting people with very simple a nswers to presenting people with very simple answers to corrugated questions. it is all easy, it is all there we can fix it. i know spain quite well, there is a left—wing populist party, if you look in generally, the afd, thatis if you look in generally, the afd, that is a right—wing populist party. you look in britain, we havejust seen off ukip, the united kingdom
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independence party. you were talking about nigel farage, well, it looked at one point as though britain was going to be overwhelmed by a populist right—wing party. they have com pletely populist right—wing party. they have completely collapsed. i think we journalists, you and i, like to look at the stars and think we see a lion and a hunter, and a crab, and all those things, joining the dots. but sometimes, these events are fairly related. one place you don't want to be is the status quo candidate. what is interesting, when you look up the brexit result in the uk, those areas of the country that backed leave, similarto of the country that backed leave, similar to those areas of germany that backed afd, they are not necessarily the areas with the highest immigration, they are the areas of the country where change is happening fastest. there is a fear factor driving this, people don't wa nt factor driving this, people don't want their culture changing as quickly as is perhaps happening. yes, andi
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quickly as is perhaps happening. yes, and i think what is now called identity politics, the feeling that we are a community, and we are threatened from the outside by people with different coloured skins, different ways, different land which is. i think that is driving populism both of the left and right. there are exceptions, london. london is the city with the most immigrants. london is a polyglot of different light which is, and different people, but the populists on the right have made no headway at all in london. but you're absolutely right, it is in parts of britain where there are actually almost nobody except white, british people living, where the alarm is often the greatest about immigration. you can call it racism, you can call it conservatism, but it isa you can call it conservatism, but it is a worrying sign. matthew, i'm curious, when you look at this populism that we are seeing spreading from country to country, seemingly, i am surprised going to your point on immigration, in some
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ways, the populism we are seeing is rooted in isolationism, and yet it keeps popping up in election after election. yes, it does. and i think it's rooted in a feeling that the world is changing very fast, that it's not the world that we remember even 20 or 30 years ago. all kinds of different people are swirling around, automation is putting people out ofjobs, globalisation and people put it in inverted commas, and it is somehow changing the whole culture we live in. people feel a hankering for the certainties of the past, of how things were. people feel nostalgic. that is quite easily translated by unscrupulous politicians into a simple message, get these people away. "change this, change that, we can go back to how we were " change that, we can go back to how we were." it is a simple message, but it is a shallow message and a false message. i am sufficiently
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confident that the people in germany and in britain, and elsewhere, they will see through it. i am afraid we have to leave it there. sorry to interrupt, we are out of time. coming up next on bbc world news, ros atkins is here with 0utside source, live from berlin, and in the uk, we'll have the latest headlines from clive myrie. for now, from michelle fleury in new york and me christian fraser in london — goodbye. hello, yesterday the best weather was in the east, today it was in the west, a change of fortune. weather is slow—moving at the moment, low pressure coming in from the atlantic. high pressure across scandinavia is blocking things off, and it will push the weather front and it will push the weather front and back again towards the west. that has been the focus of some low cloud, hence the fog around over the hills, and rain and drizzle. most of the rain and drizzle petering out
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overnight, fog pushing into western areas, where we have breaks developing in the south—east and northern ireland, patchy low—level fog as well. a lot of cloud around overnight, temperatures around 13 or 14. it means that for one reason or another, many places they grey and murky. things improved and the cloud base should lift, skies brightened, and sunshine coming through. in northern ireland, the breeze will pick up, and across the north west of scotland. eastern scotland could get one or two spots of drizzle, with breeze coming in from the north sea. cooler here. with the cloud, temperatures are good for this time of year, sunshine developing in the north—west of england, again in the south—west, temperatures not far off 20 degrees. it could brighten up in the eastern part of ingram, boosting temperatures, leading to light showers. it will fade away in the evening, and it should be dry as we head into tuesday night. as we head
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to wednesday, we look to the west, another weather system bringing rain into northern ireland, wales and the south—west. the north and east should be dry, and bright more chance of sunshine, lifting the temperatures again, 20 or 21 in sunshine. we don't have the wind off the north sea. for the cricket at the north sea. for the cricket at the oval, it looks promising. a lot of cloud around, dry and bright, but a warm day for the time of year. more breeze coming in from the south east. from the west, this weather system initially bringing heavy pulses of rain, weakening as it moves pulses of rain, weakening as it m oves a cross pulses of rain, weakening as it moves across the uk. another weather system winding up to come in later in the week. the rain petering out in eastern parts of england. slowly moving into north—eastern scotland, many places brighten up for a while, with sunshine on the way. this is bbc news, i'm clive myrie. the headlines at 8.00: labour has pledged to end the use of private finance initiatives to fund public building projects
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