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have shipped. paul manafort, on the left, arrived at fbi headquarters in washington a short time ago after being ordered to surrender to the federal authorities. we'll have the latest from washington on this breaking story. also this lunchtime... downing street says the prime minister is deeply concerned after allegations of inappropriate behaviour by some mps. hollywood actor kevin spacey apologises after he was accused of making a sexual advance towards a 14—year—old boy in the 1980s. record amounts of carbon dioxide were recorded in the earth's atmosphere last year — the highest levels for 800,000 years. lewis hamilton becomes the most successful british formula one driver of all time, after winning his fourth world title at the mexican grand prix. coming in the sport on bbc news, the four home nations will officially ask fifa for permission to display remembrance poppies during next month's international matches. good afternoon and welcome
to the bbc news at one. president trump's former campaign manager paul manafort has arrived at fbi headquarters to face charges after being ordered to surrender to federal authorities. it is part of the investigation into alleged russian interference into last yea r‘s russian interference into last year's presidential election. jane 0'brien is in washington. what more can you tell us? we know that paul manafort has been under investigation for money
laundering and failing to disclose his interest in foreign entities but we don't yet know whether these charges relate to russian collusion, which is the primary focus of the investigation that has been led by robert mueller, who took over the fbi investigation after president trump fired the fbi directorjames comey earlier this year. but whatever the charges relate to, this does mark a significant escalation and it is an indication that mr muller clearly believes he has enough evidence to press charges against somebody who was a very high profile figure in donald trump's campaign. the other person that has been asked to surrender if rick gates, he is a business associate of mr manafort and he retained a central role in the trump white house, organising the inauguration event and also acting as a lobbyist ona event and also acting as a lobbyist on a special committee to promote president trump's agenda. he left that role in april and we have not
heard much from him since, but the fa ct heard much from him since, but the fact these two high—profile figures within the trump orbit, at least for a short time, could now be facing charges is clearly significant. and it comes 2a hours after president trump took to twitter to vent his frustration and anger at this investigation? mrtrump has this investigation? mr trump has made his disapproval of this entire investigation very well known, he calls it a witchhunt, he says there is no evidence that his campaign colluded with russia, attempted to sway the results of the presidential election last year, and he has spent the weekend trying to divert attention away from the focus into his campaign and back onto hillary clinton, saying that there should be renewed investigation into her use of a private e—mail server and investigations into revelations
last week that the democratic party funded and infamous dossier into salacious behaviour that he was accused in moscow, and other issues. iamjust accused in moscow, and other issues. i am just reading from reuters that ma nafort i am just reading from reuters that manafort and cap aggregates have been indicted by the federal grand jury been indicted by the federal grand jury on 12 counts including conspiracy against the us, conspiracy against the us, conspiracy to launder money, that has just conspiracy to launder money, that hasjust come from conspiracy to launder money, that has just come from reuters. that ben does mark a significant escalation because there we have conspiracy against the us, that is what everybody has been waiting for, that charge right there. as i said, the other allegations were pretty much and aired in washington but the conspiracy charge means that robert mueller‘s investigation is moving forward very forward very quickly, very significantly, with its prime focus, which is to find out whether anybody in the trump campaign couuded anybody in the trump campaign colluded with russia in order to sway the results of the election. jane 0'brien with that breaking story from washington, thank you. here, the prime minister is said
to be "deeply concerned" about allegations of inappropriate behaviour at westminster. number ten says that "any unwanted sexual behaviour in the workplace is unacceptable". mps are calling on the prime minister to strengthen the government's response to the allegations. the issue will be discussed in parliament later. 0ur political correspondent ben wright reports. with its many bars, long hours, young researchers and older mps, the culture of parliament is again under scrutiny. there is now cross—party agreement sexual harassment at westminster has been overlooked for too long. i think that what we have learned over the last few days is that this behaviour is happening in westminster, and i'm glad that we are now speaking about it and it is out in the open because that will be the first step in the way of making people change their behaviour.- the weekend it was revealed that
seven the weekend it was revealed that seve n years the weekend it was revealed that seven years ago the mp mark garnier, now trade minister, once as a former secretary to buy sex toys. mr barnier did not deny it but called the incident good—natu red barnier did not deny it but called the incident good—natured hijinks that did not constitute harassment. stephen crabb has reportedly apologised for sending explicit text m essa 9 es apologised for sending explicit text m essa g es to apologised for sending explicit text messages to a woman he interviewed a few years ago. does westminster have a problem with sexual harassment, prime minister? ignoring the question, the prime minister has been quick to show she is serious about the issue, writing to the speaker and calling for a new disciplinary and grievance process for those working in parliament, and an independent mediation service. staff at westminster can call our helpline with any concerns they have and the political parties have their own codes of conduct, but many people here say the real problem is that mps employ their own staff and deal with any complaints about their own behaviour. which is why there are own behaviour. which is why there a re calls own behaviour. which is why there are calls for an overhaul of parliament's working practices and
employment rules. there has been a culture of cover—up and pollution at westminster over the years and leaders of all political parties must support young women and young men and take action to stop sexual harassment happening in the first place. we've got to set an example in parliament for the rest of society and i think one of the things that we need is an independent place where people can go to to express any concerns or any misdemeanours or inappropriate behaviour they think they have been subject to, but this will require political leadership. mps do have a code of conduct, but it does not cover is is around sexual harassment and personal behaviour. it is nearly all about financial affairs, declarations, lobbying, outside earnings. we need far more discussion about the principles and values by which members of parliament are expected to live, and how we work and relate to our collea g u es how we work and relate to our colleagues and employees. we don't know if more allegations will be made or if other mps will be called out for past behaviour, but in the commons later expect politicians to say there will be no tolerance of sexual harassment in the future. ben wright, bbc news, westminster.
0ur assistant political editor norman smith is in westminster. this will be discussed later and a sort of proposal the prime minister is making, will they be viewed as enough to deal with such allegations? that is the concern, that there simply is not a robust complaints procedure and the prime minister's thinking is an independent mediation service, independent of parliament and independent of political parties. but the difficulty i think, already there are questions as to whether the remix goes far enough and whether it should also cover not just those who are the staff of mps but also in terms, people there on work experience, often the most vulnerable because they are the youngest. similarly there are questions about whether this new body will be there to resolve disputes or whether it will happen in bested a true role, in other
words able to carry out its own inquiries. lastly there is a question about the sanctions and penalties it can impose, because in most people's working life if they are found guilty of sexual misconduct, harassment, they will simply be sacked. for an mp it is rather different because they are not employed by parliament, not even by their political parties, they are a nswera ble to by their political parties, they are answerable to voters and in that sense they are not easily sackable, which raises the question, does it therefore mean that the only real pain in the such an mp would face would be a shame, if you like, of going through a grievance procedure —— the only real penalty. i suspect many people would regard that as insufficient penalty for someone judged to be guilty of harassing members of staff. norman smith, thank you. the 0scar—winning actor kevin spacey has apologised after being accused of making sexual advances towards a teenage boy in the 1980s. the allegation has been made by the actor anthony rapp, who said the incident happened when he was ia. kevin spacey said he didn't remember the encounter but, if it had happened, it would have been "deeply inappropriate". here's our entertainment
correspondent lizo mzimba. anthony rapp was 14 and performing in a broadway show when he says the 0scar—winning actor made a sexual advance towards him after a party at spacey‘s new york apartment. he described what happened to buzzfeed news, saying, "kevin spacey picked me up like a groom picks up the bride over the threshold, and then he lays down on top of me. he was trying to seduce me." later on twitter he added, "i came forward with my story, standing on the shoulders of the many courageous women and men who have been speaking out to shine a light and hopefully make a difference, as they have done for me." spacey, one of film, theatre and tv‘s best—known faces, has apologised, saying, "i honestly do not remember the encounter. it would have been over 30 years ago. but if i did behave then as he describes, i owe him the sincerest apology
for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behaviour, and i'm sorry for the spacey went on to say for the first time publicly that he has chosen to live as a gay man. it is a real shame that after many, many opportunities that kevin spacey did have to come out in a positive way, that he has ended up coming out in what has been a very negative way, responding to very serious allegations about the assault of a young person many years ago. 0thers others have gone further, criticising his statement on his sexuality as something that could be seen as an attempt to deflect attention away from what is a serious allegation involving someone who, at the time, was an underage child. lizo mzimba, bbc news. the coronation street actor bruno langley has been charged with two counts of sexual assault. it comes after an alleged incident at a music venue in manchester. police received a report that
a woman had been sexually assaulted at the venue earlier this month. the jury in the trial of an army sergeant accused of sabotaging his wife's parachute has been shown a video of a police mrs cilliers suffered multiple injuries when both her main and her reserve parachutes failed to open during a jump over salisbury plain. her husband emile cilliers denies the charges. duncan kennedy is at winchester crown court. in this video and elsewhere this morning, the court has been hearing just how reluctant victoria cilliers was to make thatjump over the countryside in wiltshire. she told the court she had lost confidence, having recently had a baby and with other issues at home. she said this jump other issues at home. she said this jump was going to be her last. this was victoria cilliers wearing
sunglasses as she headed to court to give evidence about what she thought of her husband following her parachute accident. emile cilliers, on the left, came in earlier and watched as she spoke of her shock at his possible involvement in her accident. of mind on the day of the accident in 2015, against a backdrop of worries about her family life. she said, "ijumped, but i was absolutely terrified. i did not want to be there. i'd completely lost my whole confidence." mrs cilliers had been recalling events here at the netheravon airfield in wiltshire in 2015. she jumped from 4000 feet, but both her main and reserve chutes failed to open properly. she landed and suffered a number of serious injuries. as an investigation began, the court heard the police told mrs cilliers her husband was having an affair.
so, at her request, she gave another police video interview, this time acknowledging her husband's possible role in her accident. she said, "my gut instinct was ‘no way‘, but afterfinding out all i knew was a lie, i don't know," adding, "initially i was in shock — he's my husband, i loved him automatically, i thought no way he would do that to me." she said, at the time of the initial police interview, "i had suspicions regarding my husband, i was gunning for him," but added, "i don't think i lied, but some aspects i don't think he was involved with." mrs cilliers is now being questioned in court about the events at the airbase. her husband, emile cilliers, denies two counts of attempted murder and one of recklessly endangering life. so this morning a mixture of video
interviews played in court and also live interviews as well with victoria cilliers, she is being propped cross—examined by the prosecutor, and he has been asking about the moment the day before the accident itself when her husband took the parachute into the toilet, asking questions about what her recollection of that is. it is the prosecution case that emile cilliers sabotaged her parachute in that toilet the day before her accident. mr cilliers denies two counts of attempted murder and one of recklessly endangering life. duncan, thank you. spain's prosecutor has called for all key figures in the catalan government and its parliament to be charged with rebellion, sedition and embezzlement, following the declaration of independence made last week. it comes as spain puts in place measures to take direct control of catalonia, including replacing the region's civil servants with spanish officials. gavin lee is in barcelona. the dismissed catalan leader has
appeared in brussels and saying that he's going to fight the snap election? yes, now, ithink he's going to fight the snap election? yes, now, i think on the one hand this morning, 8.30am local time is when carles puigdemont comes to his office and the media who have dissipated, are waiting for him to appear. there was an instagram with appear. there was an instagram with a picture saying good morning in catalan. showing the inside of the government building. he appears to have let people on a merhi dance this morning, he isn't there. one of those close to him said he is in brussels. this now announcement they are going to fight this snap election. at the same time as that, people, as say, none of his election. at the same time as that, people, as say, here. of his election. at the same time as that, people, as 5 say 1ere. of his election. at the same time as that, people, as 5 say they of his election. at the same time as that, people, as 5 say they have; election. at the same time as that, people, as 5 say they have ; - to get they are their things and leave. they are taking is a changing of taking over. there is a changing of the guard here. the spanish prosecutor saying that he will ask judges to consider the maximum sentence on charges of rebellion
against a state, carries up to 30 yea rs, against a state, carries up to 30 years, treason and also embezzlement, financial mismanagement of funds, public funds used for the cause of separatism, right now, ca rles used for the cause of separatism, right now, carles puigdemont would bea right now, carles puigdemont would be a key priority, but look around us be a key priority, but look around us and as i say things are calm today. no sign of a feeling of defending the institutions as they once said. as i say, carles puigdemont, all eyes on him right now. gavin, thank you. the influential economic think—tank the institute for fiscal studies says the chancellor is caught between "a rock and a hard place" as he prepares his forthcoming budget. it says philip hammond will have to abandon his target for getting rid of the deficit if he's to meet demands from cabinet colleagues to increase spending. 0ur economics editor kamal ahmed is here. 0ur econo room ditor oui’ econo room for ‘i’ oui’ econo room for manoeuvre 0ur econo room for manoeuvre does the
chancellor have? not a lot. there is one figure in the report if we had continued on the trajectory before the financial crisis in terms of productivity and in in terms of increasing wealth, we would be 15% wealthier than the performance of the economy. we have had a bad ten yea rs on the economy. we have had a bad ten years on the economy. government debts are higher. 0ur taxes are higher and also we, of course, had the public sector cuts as well. i asked pauljohnson, the head of the institute for fiscal studies whether now was the time, given the pressure from cabinet colleagues, given that political pressure to really raise borrowing to boost the economy? i don't think the chancellor wants to have a big stimulus at the moment, not least because there'sjust so much uncertainty about where we're going to be in a year or two. if he's going to have a stimulus budget i think it's most likely to come in 2019 or 2020 when we see what the shape of brexit looks like, when we see what the shape of its impact on the economy is. to do something big now, given how much uncertainty
i think sophie the big question for the budget on 22nd november will be does he get rid of or lengthen the period at which he says he will balance the books? that's where the pressure will be. philip hammond is a fiscal conservative, but his cabinet colleagues want more money to boost the economy. the time is 1.19pm. our top story this lunchtime: president trump's former campaign manager paul manafort is to face charges amid the investigation into alleged russian meddling in last year's election. and still to come, the the new digital nursing. coming up in sport, we will have
more on lewis hamilton fourth formula one title and how he is thinking about winning a fifth. at least six people have died in germany, poland and the czech republic after storms swept through northern europe. winds reached more than a hundred miles an hour in the czech republic, while off the coast of northern germany, emergency workers are struggling to move a stranded freight ship off a sandbank. hamburg's city centre is flooded, and hundreds of thousands of homes are without power, as damien mcguinness reports from berlin. buffeted by heavy winds, this plane attempts a hair—raising landing in salzburg. but the runway is so windy that it is just too dangerous. so the pilot aborts the landing and is forced to fly back to frankfurt. further north, meanwhile, the centre of hamburg has been flooded. the river elbe reached ten—feet above its normal level.
and just off the coast on its way to hamburg, a freighter carrying almost 2,000 tonnes of fuel oil has run aground. the authorities are attempting to rescue the crew and there are concerns that the oil might leak. across northern germany, trains are cancelled, mainly because of falling trees. and in berlin, the fire service declared a state of emergency. in the czech republic, because of falling trees and branches, hundreds of thousands of households have lost electricity. translation: it could have been worse. the tree has fallen in this direction and didn't fall on the house, and so it has caused less damage. translation: it could have been worse. poland was also hit hard. the driver of his car was killed by a falling tree. the worst of the storm now appears to be over. but with many train services disrupted, stranded travellers are still feeling the impact. scientists say the amount of carbon
dioxide in the earth's atmosphere reached a record high last year. the world meteorological 0rganisation says a combination of human activities, and the el nino weather phenomenon, has driven c02 to a level not seen in 800,000 years. last year's increase was 50% higher than the average over the previous ten years. 0ur science correspondent rebecca morelle is here. explain what they have found and how they have worked this out? the world meteorological 0rganisation they have worked this out? the world meteorological organisation has a network of moon forking stations dotted over the globe and for the last few decades they have been keeping track of levels of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. now, over recent years, the level has been rising rapidly. in 2016, well not only is the fastest increase they have seen, but also the highest level of c02 fastest increase they have seen, but also the highest level of co2 for 800,000 years. this is due to a
combination of things first man—made mission, a mission so, fossilfuel use, intensification of agriculture and population increases, but throw on the top of this, you have the el nino weather phenomenon which is the warm ocean current that causes weather to change all over the world and droughts in particular have been and droughts in particular have been a problem because less vegetation has been growing and with fewer trees and plants there to soak up the excess carbon dioxide, that's what has cause the spike. what does it mean for climate targets? well, the paris climate treaty has an ambitious target of trying to limit temperature to two degrees celsius above preindustrial levels. carbon dioxide lasts a long time, donald trump pulled america out of the treaty this year, there are climate change talks happening next week and there will be a renewed sense of urgency because it makes the target
ha rd to urgency because it makes the target hard to hit. rebecca, thank you. the government at westminster is expected to begin moves to set a budget for northern ireland, if there's no agreement today to restore power—sharing. the stormont executive collapsed in january, and sinn fein and the dup remain divided over a number of issues including whether there should be a new law to protect and promote the irish language. chris buckler is at stormont this lunchtime. in the nine months since power sharing collapsed there have been many deadlines and many days when the future of stormont hung in the balance and this is another one. none days brought balance and this is another one. none - days brought dup and none of those days brought dup and sinn fein back together and it seems unlikely this day will do that either. from the statements we have from the parties, they are starting to blame each other, before we have the technicalfailure of to blame each other, before we have the technical failure of the latest round of negotiations. the question is what comes next. well, the northern ireland secretary james brokenshire has two optionsment one
is to put in place direct rule, that's something that he doesn't wa nt to that's something that he doesn't want to do. and they have said time and time again. it is something that the dup doesn't want and remember the dup doesn't want and remember the dup doesn't want and remember the dup are currently supporting the conservatives at westminster. so, what we are looking towards is westminster setting a budget for northern ireland. now that is important in order to ensure that public services here keep on running 0k. the government continues with civil servants, but there are no ministers, no big decisions can be taken and there is a real sense of drift as government limps on. people are asking questions about whether assembly members should continue to be paid and whether the model of government that exists is fit for purpose. chris, thank you. a cancer charity is warning about the amount of what it calls fake news about cancer on the internet. macmillan cancer support is so concerned that it has appointed its first digital nurse to weed the false claims and unverified statistics that leave some patients terrified. the woman they've appointed is called ellen mcpake.
herjob is to provide online advice about diagnosis and treatment. james shaw has been speaking to her. a cancer diagnosis would be a devastating moment in anyone's life, and according to the charity macmillan, two out of five people who find out that they've got cancer go to the internet to try to search for answers. but how do you know if you can trust what you find? well, i'm just typing in prostate cancer and a lot of the results that are coming back, well, they look ok. for example, nhs choices, that is a reliable site with a lot of useful information on it. but if you are looking in the wrong place you might not be so lucky. baking soda can be a cure or that chemotherapy even is more dangerous than cancer. the cancer charity macmillan has appointed a digital nurse to provide
answers that people can trust. we know by research that the minute somebody is told they've got cancer they shut down, they don't hear anything else. look, i know you are potentially going to go away after this and you are going to look at the internet and you are going to want to get more information, and i would give them a list of reliable, trustworthy sources and say, "if you are going to do that, here are sites or here are organisations that have got that trustworthy, reliable information, and they can support you." ellen will be based at the charity's headquarters in glasgow, via social media and the macmillan website she will answer questions from across the uk. lewis hamilton is celebrating becoming the most successful british formula one driver of all time after winning his fourth world title at the mexican grand prix. he's beaten the three championships won by sirjackie stewart. but the 32—year—old has some way to go to eclipse the seven titles won by germany's michael schumacher.
joe wilson assesses the achievement. formula one is a team sport, but only one person drives the car. lewis hamilton felt loved at mercedes this season, but whatever anyone else does to support him, the most crucial factor is what lies within. to become world champion for the fourth time, hamilton discovered a new depth of motivation. i felt even a bigger burning desire this year to win the championship particularly, as we're fighting another team and i had a difficult year last year. so i was adamant i was going to better myself mentally, physically, and with my attitude and how i work with everyone so that i could put myself i'm in the position today. i feel amazing. hamilton at 32 years of age is now britain's most successful racing driver.
he has overtaken this man, sirjackie stewart who won three world championships in formula one in a different, dangerous time. at his home near lake geneva, stewart can reflect on a racing era when so many drivers were killed on the track. by 33, stewart by his own admission, was burned out. he told me he sees titles to come for hamilton. do you think it is easier for a driver to maybe carry on into late 30s, now than it was in your day? can you see him doing that? i think age at the moment is perfectly fine. i think that age, michael schumacher for example went to much older. he was into his 40s, but the best years in my opinion opinion are your mid—30s. right. you have got maturity, you have still got strength. you're still learning, but you've corrected a lot of knowledge. and you're still vibrant. lewis hamilton has displayed an instinct for decision, switching teams for example. he has surprised us before. seven world titles is the all—time record and as long as lewis hamilton retains the desire to stay ahead,
the world must show a greater capacity to catch him. and the sport depends on the excitement of that pursuit. time for a look at the weather. here's philip avery. and frost setting in this morning. yes, not just and frost setting in this morning. yes, notjust in scotland, it was minus three in this location and minus three in this location and minus five celsius elsewhere. the seeds of that were put in place yesterday. that northerly with the cold air flooding down across the eastern side of the british isles. if it is not your thing, but this high pressure drifting in and then drifting away to open the floodgates to something a good deal milderfrom the atlantic. so it was a sunny and cool start, yes.