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this is the briefing. i'm sally bundock. our top story: president trump addresses south korea's national assembly and gives a stark warning to north korea's leader, kim jong—un. the weapons you are acquiring are not making you safer, they are putting your regime in grave danger. every step you take down this dark path increases the peril you face. the prince and the paradise papers. charles is accused of a conflict of interest, with offshore investments in bermuda that stood to gain from his private campaigning. catalonia's sacked president challenges eu leaders to commit to recognising the result of next month's elections — even if they lead to independence from spain. snapchat shares plunge as it reveals it is struggling to attract users and turn a profit. i'll be speaking to a leading
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venture capitalist about the survival of snapchat — can the smaller social media platforms really compete with the likes of facebook. a warm welcome to the programme, briefing you on all you need to know in global news, business and sport. and as snapchat and twitter announce big changes to try and attract more users and valuable advertising revenue we are asking are you persuaded? which social media platform can you live without? be part of the conversation — just use the hashtag bbc—the—briefing. we start with president trump, who's given a fresh warning
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about north korea's nuclear threat. addressing the south korean parliament, he said pyongyang would be making a fatal miscalculation if it took america's past restraint as weakness. he had this message for the north korean leader, kimjung—un. we call on every nation, including china and russia to fully implement un security council resolutions, downgraded diplomatic relations with the regime and server all ties of trade and technology. it is our responsibility and our duty to confront this danger together because the longer we wait, the greater the danger grows and the fewer the options become.
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in a moment, we'll speak to steve mcdonnell in beijing — where president trump is heading next. bur first to our correspondent, mark lowen in seoul. it was a lengthy speech that looked at the stark contrast between the north and south korea. how was it received? i think there will be as sense of relief that the bombastic rhetoric we have heard in recent weeks was largely absent. this was a warning but not a rush to war. he talks about north korea being twisted regime, a dictatorship, a prison state and hard on what daily life was like in north korea, and then compare that to the liberal south korea. he warned north korea not to underestimate the us and try the us. he called on china and
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russia to up their pressure and sanctions but it was not the rocket man fire sanctions but it was not the rocket manfire and sanctions but it was not the rocket man fire and fury which was a red flag to a bull in recent months to kimjong—un? he said he flag to a bull in recent months to kim jong—un? he said he would offer a path to a better future if you change course and de newk to rise but the problem is that will fall on deaf ea rs but the problem is that will fall on deaf ears because as far as kim jong—un depends on being a fully armed nuclear state. north korea shows no sign of varying from that path. he is now headed to china. china was mentioned in his speech in south korea, where he talks about the fact that china needs to take steps to help in this situation with north korea. tell us more about his time in china. i am standing at the back of the forbidden city and us
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president donald trump will arrive in in a couple of tight hours —— arrived in beijing in a couple of hours. he will discuss these with positioningjinping. they hours. he will discuss these with positioning jinping. they will have a tea ceremony and then a bit of a chitchat. you wonder if they will be speaking about what he mentioned today about what is said regarding north korea. the chinese government would say, they are already putting sanctions on north korea but he went further and called on all nations to cut ties with north korea. britain has a diplomatic mission in north korea, is he saying all embassies should be shut down? these will be the debates on what the appropriate way of putting pressure on north korea is. he rhetorically questioned why china would want to support a
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regime like this and at other times donald trump is said xijinping is doing a greatjob so mixed messages that from the us president and we will have to see what the coming days bring in terms of any sort of a breakthrough because it is hard to see what the way forward is given north korea has shown no indication whatsoever that it is prepared to be anything other than a nuclear state. thank you to both of you. both keeping us up to date with donald trump's visit in asia. more analysis later in the bulletin. the latest revelations from the paradise papers — this cache of leaked documents about tax havens — show that prince charles' private estate — the duchy of cornwall — secretly invested in an offshore company in which a close friend was a director. that's perfectly legal but he's been accused of a conflict of interest because he went on to campaign
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for international rule changes that would have benefited the firm. the prince's spokesman insists he's never chosen to speak out on a topic simply because of an investment decision. the paradise papers were shared with the international consortium of investigativejournalists, including the bbc‘s panorama programme. andrew verity has this report. prince charles has campaigned on the environment for decades and especially for the rainforest. he is due to arrive in india after flying for malaysia. there is criticism growing at a home of his failure to... on the right, one of the printers oldest friend. he was a director of sustainable sustainable forestry management ltd. the firm managed sustainable rainforest. the
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company wanted to trading carbon credit but they were not included so it needed the rules changed. in february 2007, duchy of cornwall bought 50 shares in the company, worth documents were sent to the prince's office and soon he was making speeches campaigning the changes to international agreement on carbon credits. injune, 2000 acre, duchy of cornwall sold its shares with a profit of more than $200,000. i think it is a serious conflict. there is a conflict of interest between his investments in the duchy of cornwall and what he's trying to achieve publicly and i think it is unfortunate that somebody his importance, his
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influence, becomes involved in such a serious conflict. there is no suggestion that any of this is illegal, or tax was avoided, and it id impossible to know why the share price rose after prince charles‘s estate secretly invested in his friends company. but, for the second time in a week, the paradise papers raise serious questions about how royal cash is being managed. richard bilton, bbc news. let's brief you on some of the other stories making the news.... bbc news understands that downing street is examining new information about priti patel‘s contacts with senior israeli government officials. it's believed the british international development secretary had at least one further meeting after she returned from her summer holiday in israel — and failed to tell theresa may about it earlier this week. police in texas say the gunman who killed 26 church goers on sunday had escaped a mental
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health clinic in 2012. the fbi now has devin kelley's mobilephone — but so far its been unable to access the device. the former us air force serviceman was also reportedly "attempting to carry out death threats" against "his military chain of command". twitter is to double its tweet limit to 280 characters. the company announced an experiment in september to test the larger character limit to help users better express themselves on the site. the decision is part of plans to make the social media platform more accessible. a study has discovered that sheep can be taught to recognise the faces of people they have never met. researchers from cambridge university trained the sheep to distinguish separate images of four celebrities, including the former us president, barack obama. you may be asking why, do send us
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your thoughts on that. later in business briefing we will be talking you through the latest numbers from snapchat. shares in the social media platform plunged by 20 percent in after hours trade on wall street after it reported losses of more than 400 million dollars in the last quarter and said it had lower—than—expected revenue and user growth. a lot of detail on the news app. ollie cornock is editor in chief at oxford business group. snapchat, are you a fan? sadly i do not use at that is part the problem. it seems to be something used by young people and, i suspect, it seems to be something used by young people and, isuspect, is it seems to be something used by young people and, i suspect, is that pa rt young people and, i suspect, is that part of the problem? a relatively small user base. it has been around for a while and they have to change. we are seeing twitter changing and all of these are chasing advertising revenues. the platform changing is
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one part and the second is the ability to get revenue. facebook and google are really the champions of that. you will head to the green room because he will talk us through some of the other stories in the papers. lots of details are about snapchat. also, you have been in touch with your thoughts on austin bennett saying i can live without snapchat. tell us your thoughts and we will reveal that throughout the show. big rallies in favour of catalonia's independence from spain are due to take place in barcelona later, as the country's political crisis continues. a senior spanish minister has told the bbc that the government has no sympathy for the sacked catalan president. carles puigdemont — currently in exile in brussels — has challenged eu leaders to commit to recognising the result of catalonia's elections next month, even if they lead to independence from spain.
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sarah corker reports. spain's political crisis continues to send shock waves across europe. marching on brussels, around 200 cata la n marching on brussels, around 200 catalan mayors. they are here to show support to members of the exiled catalan government who fled to belgium and to ask for the eu support. open it in the eyes in brussels, the european commission and parliament, to look for the outcome of the catalan people desire. addressing the crowd, carles puidgemont. he called on all pro— independence parties to unite ahead ofa snap independence parties to unite ahead of a snap election in december and challenged the eu and spain to respect the result. the/ in i invite
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all authorities, especially the spanish authorities to uphold the democratic principles of the upcoming election without political prisoners, without police are undermining the difference of opinion on without repression. an anti— independence demonstration was held nearby in brussels. carles puidgemont faces extradition from belgium to spain on charges of rebellion and sedition and though war of words continues. in madrid, a senior spanish minister told the bbc he considers carles puidgemont‘s illegal declaration of independence and attack against the car spanish state. we will have to defend the integrity of spain, we will have to defend the law has to be respected and in the same way, the way we have done up to doubt we will continue to done up to doubt we will continue to
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do so. after weeks of protests, catalonia is deeply divided. stay with us on the briefing. also on the programme: we meet the teenage swimmer who fled war—ravaged syria — saving lives on the way. the israeli prime minister, yitzhak rabin, the architect of the middle east peace process, has been assassinated. a 27—year—old jewish man has been arrested, and an extremistjewish organisation has claimed responsibility for the killing. at polling booths throughout the country, they voted on a historic day for australia. as the results came in, it was clear — the monarchy would survive. of the american hostages, there was no sign. they are being held somewhere inside the compound, and student leaders have threatened that, should the americans attempt rescue, they will all die. this mission has surpassed all expectations. voyager one is now
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the most distant man—made object anywhere in the universe, and itjust seems to keep on going. tonight, we proved once more that the true strength of our nation comes not from the might of ourarms, or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals. you're watching the briefing. our headlines: president trump has issued a stark warning to the north korean leader kim jong—un. addressing south korea's national assembly, he said pyongyang's weapons programme was putting the regime in grave danger. the prince and the paradise papers — prince charles is accused of a conflict of interest with offshore investments in bermuda that stood to gain from his campaigning.
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there've been two significant victories for the democrats in the united states, in the first state—wide elections since donald trump came to power a year ago. let's get an update from our north america correspondent, peter bowes. peter, talk us through the winners? this does seem to have been a referendum on donald trump, one year since he was elected president. it was really in the virginia, the key race that people were watching closely. this is a democratic state that the republicans felt they had a chance of taking the governorship of. it was not to be, the winner was in —— was in fact the democratic candidate. certainly as far as the republican was concerned, he fought a campaign, a very competent campaign, certainly along the lines of donald trump in policy, crime, and immigration policies especially. —— combative campaign. at a
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significant, he did not campaign in person with donald trump. the president did tweeting his support, but he seemed to distance himself from the personality of donald trump. and in fact after he lost this election tonight the president has said, ed gillespie worked hard, but did not embrace me or what i stand for. so there is the president is distancing himself from the canada to loss. the democrat who won, ralph norman, said virginians have sent a message that they want to end the politics which have torn the country apart. i think this kind of message resonates around the country with other democrats who will be rejoicing that they can actually win an election with donald trump as president. but will be the message they will take home to their constituencies, looking ahead to the election next year, the very significant midterms. peter, thank you. here's our briefing on some of the key events happening later. early morning throughout catalonia, a general strike has been called to protest at the jailing of eight sacked regional lawmakers
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by a madrid judge then around midday, formula one world champion, lewis hamilton will give a press conference in sao paulo with regards to the release of the paradise papers. then at the united nations, the security council will meet to discuss the ongoing humanitarian crisis in yemen. two years ago, 17—year—old yusra mardini played syria, travelling by boat to greece. —— fled. she ended up swimming for her life when it began to sink, saving i9 fellow passengers in the process. less than a year later, she competed at the olympics in rio. perhaps unsurprisingly, her story is being made into a film — but the teenager has her sights firmly set on a place at the next olympics. alex capstick went to meet her in berlin. you know that you might lose your
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life on the way. yusra mardini, olympian and refugee, who saved lives, including her own. the teenage swimmer who fled war ravaged syria to pursue her sporting dreams. a25 syria to pursue her sporting dreams. a 25 day nightmare which featured a sinking boat full of migrants, heading for greece. yusra and her sisterjumped heading for greece. yusra and her sister jumped into the heading for greece. yusra and her sisterjumped into the sea to help keep it afloat. i know that yes, of course i was afraid, it was dark, yeah, i was seeing the island but never reaching it. not that i was their hero pulling a rope, you know? it is ok, i helped the boat, but it was not only me or only my sister. you can imagine that they told you, it isa you can imagine that they told you, it is a 45 minute trip and you stay three hours and a half. what did you have with you? nothing. my jeans and my t—shirt. even my shoes were gone. yusra's remarkable back story means
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she is now a teenager in demand. with an expanding entourage sitting her growing stature on the world stage. —— befitting. there have been meetings with major global figures. she has addressed the un and given talks at high profile events, highlighting the plight of refugees. iam hoping highlighting the plight of refugees. i am hoping to get the idea to people that they are normal people and they have a normal life. they we re and they have a normal life. they were forced to flee their country because of violence. above all, yusra is focused on training hard. she wants a place at the 2020 olympics in tokyo and doesn't mind who she represents. my ambition is just to be an athlete. if i am going to start for germany or for my country or for the refugee olympic team, iam country or for the refugee olympic team, i am going to do the best i can, and it will be my pleasure. in a life full of twists and turns, the way to tokyo may not be straightforward, but it is clear this determines 19—year—old may rise
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to whatever —— will rise to whatever challenges lie ahead. now with today's sports breathing, here is holly hamilton. hello. here is what we are looking forward to at the bbc sports centre this wednesday. world number one rafael nadal will discover later who he will play at the wta finals in london next week, although he will have to be on top form to beat roger federer. the tampa bay lightning will be hoping to continue their success in the nhl. welcome at 2017 will be remembered asa welcome at 2017 will be remembered as a tennis season full of surprises. roger federer and rafael nadal rolled back the years, each winning two grand slams. and in the next few hours, we will find out who they will face as the draw is made for the atp world tour finals. whatever happens in london next week, rafael nadal is guaranteed to finish the year as world number one. after a series of knee injuries,
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many had written him off. and you have to go back to 2004, when the tampa bay lightning last on the sta nley tampa bay lightning last on the stanley cup. if this season is anything to go by they have a fighting chance of repeating that successful stock they face san jose on wednesday, one of three games. saturday's win over the columbus blue jackets was a saturday's win over the columbus bluejackets was a thriller. a goal from stephen stampers made a 5—4 to ten per. the lightning are in great form, 15 games in and top of the eastern conference. tuesday was a day the world of athletics will want to forget with yet another high—profile doping suspension. this time it is can you's olympic marathon champion jemima sim yong who has received a four—year ban. she was found to have taken the four—year ban. she was found to have ta ken the banned four—year ban. she was found to have taken the banned blood booster epo. she also tested positive for a banned substance in 2012. she was the first kenyan woman to win the
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olympics marathon title. what a difference 12 months makes. this time last year, andy murray was world number one. injury has seen him slip to 16 in the world rankings. he was beaten by roger federer on tuesday. he told us he hopes to be fit for the new year. federer on tuesday. he told us he hopes to be fit for the new yearlj am ina hopes to be fit for the new yearlj am in a significant need better place than i was in the buildup to the us open. certainly at the end of the us open. certainly at the end of the modern, you know, i was really struggling there, walking was a big rob horne struggling there, walking was a big rob home for me. —— big problem for me. trying to get myself back to 100%. more bad news for england's cricketers as they embark on the ashes series, already without their star ben stokes, they have now lost steve finn, the man called up to replace him. the aussies are, in my opinion, they bring it. having somebody like ben stokes, who is
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very strong in himself about how he feels, the competency brings, he would have been quite crucial down under. —— confidence. and they were saying it is touch and go whether he will go to australia or not. let me say this, without ben stokes down under, the english team will look like kittens. that is an interesting view. it was holly hamilton with the sports breathing. stay with us. we have be business briefing coming up. we will talk you through snapchat and twitter. many of you have been in touch this morning with your thoughts on both. twitter is the biggest expanded up in the world, facebook is basically this socialising, the real—world lives on twitter, says greg, one of oui’ lives on twitter, says greg, one of our viewers. thanks for being in touch. see you soon. the heavens have lit up across
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northern parts of the uk in the last few hours. we have had some spectacular pictures of the northern lights, the aurora borealis. here is one from the outer hebrides, another from argyll and bute. this phenomenon as a result of the charged particles racing from the sun in the direction of the earth and colliding with our upper atmosphere. enough of the science, onto the weather forecast. we have got some cloud and is all across east anglia and the south—east. this is where the weather front will be towards the end of the night. otherwise it is clear, there will be a frost around as well, first thing on monday morning. mostly outside of town. in the countryside temperatures could get down to minus four degrees in the north of england and scotland. for many of us, it is and scotland. for many of us, it is a beautiful, crisp, sunny start. not in the south—east at this stage. eight o'clock, still cloudy in norwich, milton keynes, london and brighton. for bristol and areas
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further south—west like exit, certainly most of wales, it is a fine start to the day. —— exit. —— exeter. a chilly start in northern ireland and scotland. rain approaching the western isles, and late in the morning it will turn wet and windy again across stornaway, and windy again across stornaway, and most of the western isles by the time we get to the afternoon. that rain will be in place across the north—west. it remains sunny in plymouth, cardiff, earning and newcastle. a beautiful afternoon on the way on wednesday. temperatures will be around about nine or 10 degrees. wednesday night into thursday, more weather fronts degrees. wednesday night into thursday, more weatherfronts moving across the uk. that means that wednesday night will not be frosty because there will be too much cloud, wind and rain. thursday itself should be a bright day. not a perfect day but a decent enough day. temperatures getting to 14 degrees in some areas. towards the end of the week it starts to get unsettled. certainly through the rest of
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thursday and into friday with the weather fronts, a daisy thursday and into friday with the weatherfronts, a daisy chain thursday and into friday with the weather fronts, a daisy chain of weather fronts, a daisy chain of weather fronts, a daisy chain of weather fronts moving out of the atlantic. the thinking is that by the time we get to the weak and those weather fronts should be out of the way. on saturday, the weather is not looking too bad at all. let's summarise the weekends. it should be bright and breezy with a few showers, that it will be on the chilly side. goodbye. this is business briefing. i'm sally bundock. snapchat shares plunge as it reveals it is struggling to attract users and turn a profit. it also warns the months ahead will be challenging — we talk you through what's at stake. the us president heads to china as he continues his tour of asia. he's criticised beijing's trade policy in the past, but will he soften his tone as he looks for support in the far east? and on the markets. a pause in the rally in asia and the price of oil has fallen a touch. we
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will talk you through the market moving stories.
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