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you're watching beyond 100 days. score one for china. the us president backs away from the chance to punish beijing on trade. in his visit to china, mrtrump makes it clear his priority is addressing the north korean nuclear crisis, not the trade imbalance. the result of that calculation — the president calls xi a "special man" and says china is not to blame for the trade deficit. a year on from the american election, was this the week the democrats turned a corner with voters? we'll hear from the outgoing governor of virginia. i think it was an affirmation they were happy with the last four years. if we had not done a good job the last four years, my lieutenant governor, i don't care anything about trump, we would not have won. they are the women who helped put donald trump in the white house. we go to florida where the president's supporters are still fired up. we are more angry and more determined to stand with him to see that what we voted for happens. also on the programme... after a chaotic time at number ten,
britain has a new international development secretary — is the crisis at westminster over? the "lucky" british surfer who survived this monster wave in portugal, which broke more than his pride. get in touch with us using the #beyond100days. hello and welcome, i'm katty kay in washington and christian fraser is in london. what a difference a year makes. today in beijing, president trump suggested china's trade habits were totally understandable and who could blame them for running up huge surpluses against america. it's an entirely different message from the one he pitched to us voters during the campaign, when he promised a trade war with china. mr trump has now encountered the exact same problem that previous us presidents faced with china — you can't get beijing on side
while simultaneously slamming them on trade. the us president has clearly decided the priority is dealing with north korea, and that means toning down some of the rhetoric. the big question is, how far is president xi prepared to move when it comes to the nuclear crisis? here's our china editor, carrie gracie. the real estate billionaire and the career communist, making an odd couple. but both see themselves as men of destiny, with a mission to make their nation great again. president trump once raged that china was a jobs thief. but in beijing, he was all smiles and gratitude. president xi, now a "very special man" who makes his people proud. i just want to thank you for the very warm welcome. my feeling toward you is
an incredibly warm one... they did eventually talk about the hard things. the north korean nuclear crisis and a massive us trade deficit in china's favour. but donald trump blamed that on previous american presidents, not on his host. i don't blame china. who can blame a country for being able to take advantage of another country for the benefit of its citizens? i give china great credit. and america's deal—maker in chief got some big sales in return. china needs to keep stable access to us markets. translation: the common interests of our two countries are far greater than the differences. with constructive attitudes, we can look for common ground. this is not a real news conference. there are no questions from the media, either on north korea, nor on whether the business deals are worth celebrating in the absence of a major move
to open chinese markets. instead, a us president is starring in a show put on by his host to give the impression of openness while maintaining an iron grip on the message. charm and disarm — but when the toasts are over, the trade deficit will still be big and north korea still a crisis. president xi hopes this personal bond will convince americans that china's rise does not mean us decline. carrie gracie, bbc news, beijing. as president trump prepares to bid farewell to president xijinping, let's get the thoughts of gary locke, who served as us ambassador to china in the obama administration. he joins us today from seattle. thank you very much forjoining us. looking at the trip over the last
twos days it's hard to come away with anything but the impression that china holds the cards in this relationship at the moment? china putting on a charm offensive, treating president trump to unparalleled red carpet treatment, lavish banquets, tours of the forbidden city. while president trump and the chinese president have announced sales of american products and services to china, many of these we re and services to china, many of these were in the works for quite some time, already agreed to by various us companies and their chinese counterparts. it's standard practice on these trade missions for the presidents to i a nouns these to great fanfare, but the real question is whether or not china is opening up is whether or not china is opening up its markets to foreign businesses to foreign investment? so many parts of the chinese sector the economy are off limits to foreign investment. unlike america and parts of europe where there are almost no restrictions to foreign investment. there is not a level playing field between foreign companies and
american companies doing business in china versus the chinese doing business in all parts of the world. that is true of other foreign companies too, not just that is true of other foreign companies too, notjust american companies too, notjust american companies who find they have that problem. if the chinese were nervous about president trump coming along and making good on any of his campaign promises, tariffs, currency manipulation that kind of thing, the chinese got off lightly, didn't they? president trump has not fold through on his campaign promises since shortly after he took office. china is not a currency manipulator. that is the view of virtually all world economists. i'm glad he did not impose 50% tariffs on chinese goods entering the united states. the chinese would have retall rated on us goods going into china. that would have raised the price of american goods and cost american companiesjobs american goods and cost american companies jobs as well as sales. that would have benefitted the competitors of us companies, whether
it's airbus or european other companies. it would have costjobs in earthquake america. in a trade war that is what would have happened, all sides lose. the workers lose and the consumers lose. instead, the president needs to focus on very specific sectors, very specific parts of the chinese economy that are off limits to foreign investment, including investment from america. that's what we really need to focus on. we need to focus on protecting intellectual property, making sure there is a rule of law. making sure the chinese treat foreign applications for business opportunities fairly instead of sometimes delaying those application, not taking any action for yea rs application, not taking any action for years while chinese companies get their applications approved within months. what the chinese are trying to do is to help northern irelandure their own companies to the point where they can effectively compete against foreign companies. ambassador, when he arrived in beijing the press pool reported he
didn't come with any specific proposals on trade. does that suggest to you, is it a reflection of the way the state department is run these days, or does it reflect he made his mind up on trade long before he went? i don't know exactly what is being discussed and what is the topic of discussion by the secretary of state or the secretary of state of commercial or even with key economic people within the white house. they often times don't want to announce things until they actually have it agreed to. so to say that the president will be able to do this or that before he goes on the trip, if it hasn't been agreed to, then it causes i think disappointment and people will view the president as being inle effective. i think on a lot of these things they will wait until they have something to announce before they even hint at such an announcement. ambassador locke could
to talk to you as always. my pleasure. i want to show you this fweet. he has a different tone marco rubio: he has a different tone marco rubio: he sounds like donald trump. what do you make of that? on the campaign. exactly. on the campaign trail, not today. what president trump has learned is a bit like what president bush learned, if you want china to move on an issue of global importance to the united states, in president bush's case it was fight against terrorism, then you can't also be bashing them at the same time. president trump rode back from bashig china on human rights. and here we have north korea. the question is how much he will get on north korea. in the end they are two
views are different. the chinese will give a little bit to america. that's why i think, if you look at the balance 6 power between these two players at the moment, it's very ha rd to two players at the moment, it's very hard to come to the conclusion anything other than the fact that china came out of this on top. interesting. let us move on to things here in the uk. another one out, another one in. today, the british prime minister replaced her second cabinet minister in little over a week. penny mordaunt, a royal navy reservist and the former work and pensions minister, will become the new international development secretary. like priti patel, who she replaces, she also supported the decision to leave the european union. which tells you the prime minister is still focused on maintaining that delicate balance in her cabinet between remainers and brexiteers. let's get more on this from our political correspondent, iain watson, who's in westminster. iain, is she the best person on the job or was she the most convenient pick given she had voted for brexit? i guess both things could be true,
couldn't they, christian? certainly brexit supporting record helped because theresa may is keen to keep that balance given how difficult things are at the moment within her government. she's yet to pass the major legislation to bring britain out of the european union. penny mordaunt is a friend of priti patel who was of course sacked, or had resigned, in the wake of the controversy resigned, in the wake of the c0 ntrove i’sy over resigned, in the wake of the controversy over her unauthorised meetings in israel. so they are very alike in terms of their outlook on yebgsity. that will be important to theresa may as well as the gender balance. when michael fallon‘s replacement was announced. the former chief whip, the speculation was that she would get thatjob. she was that she would get thatjob. she was a royal navy reservist and she comes from a military background. that was the suspicion at the time she did ministerialjobs outside the cabinet it felt she was ready for a
move up in any case. she had experience of working in eastern europe as an aid worker. worked in orphanages in romania, she has a background in international development as well. she was knocking at the door of the cabinet she moved in this week partly because of her ministerial experience, partly also because it's not going to upset the brexiteers in the cabinet who will feel that theresa may is trying to pull a fast one. this particular crisis is over, i'm sure downing street is happy to draw a line under it. it's been a wiet quite a week. is the prime minister plain sailing now?|j wiet quite a week. is the prime minister plain sailing now? i think chaosis minister plain sailing now? i think chaos is the new normal at westminster. it's difficult to predict. we can see a few clouds on the horizon for theresa may. there
is pressure on borisjohnson over comments made regarding iran. some suggesting he would have stepped aside had things not been so chaotic in the first place for theresa may. criticism will follow. secondly, two of her ministers are facing internal inquiries, one of the most senior figures in government, effectively her deputy, damian green, the first secretary of state. he is being investigated and another minister, mark garnier as well. in addition we have the controversy over some of the sexual harassment stories which are again — i will not predict where they are coming from. in terms of what has already happened it's perfectly possible she might lose some of her own mps with a majority which is only really there by dint ofan which is only really there by dint of an arrangement with the
democratic unionists they doesn't wa nt democratic unionists they doesn't want a by—election. democratic unionists they doesn't want a by-election. this is the moment when someone want a by-election. this is the moment when someone rises to the great office of state where people going into their background. three yea rs going into their background. three years ago she going into their background. three years ago she was a going into their background. three years ago she was a reality diving programme on itv, here in the uk. so ta ke programme on itv, here in the uk. so take a look at this. i'm no diving expert, but that looked a bit flat and a bit sore. very painful. i used to do high diving, you don't want to enter the water like that, let me tell you. ok. good for her for trying, her poor back. sglp i will use the met foreand say, i don't think she will fall flat in the job she will enter seamlessly... no. terrible. let us move on quickly before christian embarrasses himself any further. we started the week in virginia,
a crucial governor's election. and despite suggestions in some polls the democrat candidate ralph northam might be defeated, he romped home. and in the vote for the state parliament, the democrats flipped more seats from the republicans than they had in 100 years. it was vital the democrats avoided defeat. but the election was interpreted in many quarters as a referendum on donald trump. today i met the outgoing governor of virginia, terry mcauliffe. is this a turning point for his party or does the size of the victory mask some of the deeper problems the democrats are facing? i think it was both. i think it was an affirmation of the four years that we've had in virginia. the day i became governor, unemployment was 5.4. we've gotten it all the way down to 3.7, the second lowest of any major state in america. i think, on the other side of it, was the really dislike of donald trump. he's at about a 31% approval rating in virgina. so i think it was an affirmation, they were happy with the last four years. if we had not done a good job the last four years, my lieutenant governor, i don't care anything about trump,
we would not have won. but it doesn't mask the deeper problems within the party. i mean, if you look atjust the numbers for a second. only 28% of house democrats comes from states that don't touch the atlantic or pacific 0ceans. the party's over $3 million in the red, you're being overspent two to one, that is really going to hurt when it comes to the midterms or the 2020 elections? well, i'm hoping, and i think you saw this with virgina, this is what got the democrats off the map, back in the game. democrats really looking to us to win, and we did win. we won a resounding victory. all three state wides we won. so i think what they saw tuesday night, and what i try to tell democrats is — you've got to run on the economy. you've got to focus on jobs and really those kitchen table issues. you've got to fight for your value system. joe biden said you didn't focus on any of that in 2016. he said, "it's the single campaign where we didn't talk about the middle—classes." yeah, i disagree with the vice—president. i mean, obviously, i've
been close to hillary clinton for a0 years. she talked about the economy every single day. but you're right, it didn't come through that you were talking about the economy every day. i do think 24/7. jobs, jobs, jobs. that's what people want. we got to get away from this is it sanders, is it clinton? you know, people say to me every day — to me every day — who is the leader of the democratic party? i mean, the leader is the grass—roots. i mean, the grass—roots won our election for us on tuesday. republicans come up to me every day and say — you know, i didn't vote for you governor, but i'd do it if you ran again. they're just happy. they're happy with the results. maybe your the guy for the job? well, i'm governor now, yeah, yeah. well, maybe you're the guy for topjob. well, we'll see. let me finish here strong. would you like to do it? oh, i never foreclose any option, but i'm really focused christian onjanuary 13th i'm going to run through the (inaudible).
you're on the way to the un climate change conference. this week syria signed up. christian, this is embarrassing for america. i'm governor of a state, i've the hampton roads region, we call it. it's got the largest naval base in the world. this area is the second most vulnerable area in america outside of new orleans, it's hampton roads, virgina. i've reports on my desk that with the sea level rise, if it continues at the present pace, we're going to wipe out about $90 billion worth of real estate and infrastructure in hampton roads, virgina. show that we're serious about it. so we're going to do it. we're at the year point of this presidency. how would you sum it up? an embarrassment for our country. i mean i've been very vocal and i've tried to work with the president. i mean, i've had several conversations with him on healthcare, but i can tell you, as a governor, he wrecked havoc, his travel ban, his immigration policy. his healthcare, what he's done on healthcare. i'm going to see a 53% premium increase in our plans in virgina because of the chaos that he's created on healthcare. the man is clueless about running this government and it's sad. i told the president right
to his face, i said, you know, mr president you ran on getting everybody quality healthcare, you'd make it cheaper and it would be a better service. you have done nothing. we don't have an infrastructure bill. the tax bill that he's promoting with add 1.5 trillion to our debt. it will hurt the middle—class. he's not up to the job. i travel. i think i'm the most travelled governor america. this is my 35th trade mission, i know christian, i got back from japan, i've been to mexico this year. every where i go we have to spend the first 30 minutes of meetings now trying to explain our president. you know, we got a situation in north korea, he comes out last month and says — well, we should probably end the south korea trade agreement. why would you do that to the south koreans when we need them now more than ever as a we're dealing with the north korean situation?
he talks about nafta the millions ofjobs that have been created. 40er p of every product that comes into mexico, guess where it was made? it was made in america. i just wish the guy would focus on creating jobs. he's spending too much time tweeting. i said he's like the crazy uncle up attic. you just don't know what's going on. you get out of bed and a new crazy thing he's teeted up. —— tweeted up. -- tweeted up. the people he needs, he's calling them names all day on the other hand his twitter account. it's bizarre. how do i sum it up — bizarre. not a big fanfare, you wouldn't be surprised to hear of better together —— fan. he's on his way to bonn and 30 states are being represented at the climate change conference in bonn this week. donald trump is pulling the country away from the paris agreement the states are doing more than they ordinarily would? a are doing more than they ordinarily would ? a lot are doing more than they ordinarily would? a lot of energy from states and cities. you will get mayors going to that conference. it's been true for a while that the states and
cities are in the forefront of climate change activity. in america they are trying to cut down on pollution and commute times, for example, to cut down on greenhouse gases, that kind of thing. it will be very interesting that the president is not there and you are represented by the mayors they say that will save america's emissions record and they are doing the work that the president has pulled back from. ok. let's look at some of the days other news. the former speaker of the catalan parliament is appearing at spain's supreme court over her role in the region's push for independence. judges may decide to remand carme forcadell and five former lawmakers in custody on charges of sedition, rebellion and misuse of public funds. the eu's chief brexit negotiator, michel barnier, has warned his opposite number david davis, that the uk has a maximum of four weeks to find solutions to the outstanding divorce issues. the sixth round of brexit talks is getting under way in brussels. a major stumbling block remains
the amount the uk will pay for leaving the union. the eu will decide in december whether enough has been achieved to move onto the next phase, the discussions on the future relationship. we are at critical phase in these negotiations. we are exactly halfway between the referendum and d—day on leaving the european union. what did you say the number was? it's 505 the magic number. 505. i will assume if we're magic number. 505. i will assume if we' re halfway magic number. 505. i will assume if we're halfway through that would mean we are halfway through the negotiation progress, right. we have made half the progress we need to make? depends who you ask. if you ask david davis he might agree. plenty others would say — you must be joking. plenty others would say — you must bejoking. 0ur europe editor comments online said, "we don't know what to call this meetings, a negotiating round, a stocktaking
exercise or an information exercise. she went for dancing around a stalemate." the money is the key issue. the europeans want the to see the colour of the money. the uk are saying what will we get for our money. tell us what is coming round the corner. you have been telling me for the past nine months that those are the stumbling blocks. at which point do we get over those and start negotiations? i don't think there is a number in mind. it's about the calculation. it's about calculating what we owe for commitments made. and the things in the future the pension pot. britain are saying, we piled loads of money into x, y and z does that disappear? it's a complicated negotiation make no mistake. fans of science—fiction tv shows will doubtless be aware that the new dr who will, for the first time, be a woman. jodie whittaker takes over the role from christmas. and this is what she will look like when she plays the time lord.
it's the first official photograph ofjodie in her new costume — the sharper—eyed among you will notice it's a little different to the zip—up hoodie, long coat and boots she wore when she was first introduced in a video trailer earlier this year. two conversation about the dr and the time lord. are you fan. i told our editor who my favourite is and so our editor who my favourite is and so did you. if i show you mine, will you show me yours? this is mine. tom bake. yeah. my second favourite. that was my second choice. here's my favourite, christian. john, pertwee. when i was living in
the uk as a little girt, jon pertwee was doctor who. you have to remain tloil your first doctor. tom baker said, what is the tribe in london and he said — cockneys! said, what is the tribe in london and he said - cockneys! we should have had your face super imposed. yes. it's the scarf. this is beyond 100 days from the bbc. coming up for viewers on the bbc news channel and bbc world news — emmanual macron marks six months as president of france, so what has he achieved? and when k—pop pips politics — the first lady is upstaged at an event in south korea — though melania did see the funny side? that's still to come.
today started off cloudy in the south—east, the skies broke and there was sunshine. across the north of scotla nd there was sunshine. across the north of scotland a blustery day. there have been showers aplenty here. that is how it will continue through the evening and overnight as well. elsewhere we will drag a band of cloud and rain tied in with weather fronts across northern ireland, north and western parts of england and wales too. when you think about stepping out of the door for the commute or the school run, that's when you'll find the thickest of the cloud to the southern counties and a spot of rain. that is how it was on thursday. the cloud not as extensive. it will get out of the way sharpish during the course of the morning. it will be a sunshine and showers regime. showers rattling through northern ireland and a good
pa rt through northern ireland and a good part of northern and western scotla nd part of northern and western scotland too by a noticeable west north—westerly wind. the rest of the day, there goes the cloud from the southern counties. a mixture of sunny spells and showers. plenty of them across scotland and northern ireland too. temperatures still in double figures across the southern half of britain. further north a decidedly fresher feel despite the presence of the sunshine that wind will put an edge on the feel of the day. the front is not quite done with us. it waves back to bring cloud and rain across a good part of england and wales as we get on into the first part of saturday armistice day, of course, it will take a time before the cloud pulls away from parts of the midlands. i would have thought eastern and north—eastern parts of the british isles fairing best. 0n the cool side here. further south, still got some relatively mild air, 13 or 1a degrees. that is
elbowed aside as we get out of saturday into sunday. this plunge of cold air works right down and across the whole of the british isles. remembrance sunday of course. a scattering of showers around about the coast of the british isles, down the coast of the british isles, down the spine, fine, dry, but pretty chilly. this is beyond 100 days. the headlines: 0n on his visit to china, president trump urges xijinping to on his visit to china, president trump urges xi jinping to work harder to solve problems with north korea, saying time is running out. after a chaotic 2a hours in british politics, penny mordaunt becomes the new international development secretary. and coming up in the next half—hour is this, president macron? who in their right mind would take ona who in their right mind would take on a monster wave like this? one
surfer did on a monster wave like this? one surferdid and he on a monster wave like this? one surfer did and he onlyjust lived to tell the tale. you can send us your thoughts, the hashtag is... the washington post reports that a woman alleges she was sexually abused as a 14—year—old by roy moore, the current public and candidate for an alabama senate seat. the incident is said to have happened in 1979 when mr moore was 32 years old, in response he has categorically denied the charges, calling them fake news. the senate majority leader mitch mcconnell has just said that if these allegations are true, mr moore must step aside. with me now is our political analyst ron christie. mr moore denying these allegations but i'm interested to see that about five or six republicans have already weighed in and said if there is any truth to this, mr moore would have to go.
and said if there is any truth to this, mr moore would have to golj agree 100%, these are very serious allegations. i understand thejudge has said he categorically denies them but the voters of alabama deserve to know whether or not there is any merit to this, and from a political standpoint, given how bad week it's been for republicans just this past tuesday in virginia. this would sure change the dynamic things. we will carry on watching that story and see where it develops, and there is any reporting on that. stay with us, because we will talk to you in just a moment, ron. the french president emmanuel macron has made quite a splash in his first six months in office. not yet 40, he has really invigorated the role of the president, and perhaps in turn the president, and perhaps in turn the role his country is playing on the role his country is playing on the world stage. this week he's been in the middle east, opening the new louvre in abu dhabi. it marks the first six months in office, and he is doing a series of interviews, including one with time magazine
from the elysee paris, he took up francis feature, the european identity crisis, his own marriage and his relationship with president trump. i have a very strong relationship with notjust the us the president trump, security, counterterrorism, lots of topics. i do believe we have a very good personal relationship, he came here for the 14th ofjuly, we had a very good discussion. we have some disagreements. president macron spoke with time's editor in chief leejoins us from spoke with time's editor in chief lee joins us from new york. lovely to see you. i'm intrigued, not interested in politics for a second, tell me about the man. he is sometimes accused of quite arrogant, is he? did you find him engaging? he is he? did you find him engaging? he is engaging, intense, he is determined, i think the determined strand comes through in many of the
topics you just listed, from his determination to marry his wife to his determination to pull off this surprise victory in the determination with which he is pursuing change in the eu. allthe traits, that was clearest. the pictures i have seen, he has put you ina pictures i have seen, he has put you in a particular setting, does that speak about what he's trying to do with the presidency? very much. this is vivienne walt, who is our correspondent, i spent over an hour with him at the elysee paris two palace. we were in one of the office if he uses in that building, extraordinarily grand, gilded, may read, napoleon's initials monogrammed on the walls. i thought it was very, you know, he loves the pageantry of the office. he has been clear he wants to restore some of that. i thought it was quite telling, on his desk in that office two photographs, only two, his wife
and evolve. —— his wife and you obviously saw some of the charm and his confidence, if you had to say what is weak points by, what would use it? he is a post who does not perceive reality, if you know what i mean. he clearly believes in maybe not the impossible, but he has set his sights on goals at every level, from the french national level, from the french national level as he tries to overhaul the economy to the extraordinarily ambitious agenda he laid out for change in the eu. what most people would think is way out of reach. i think the big question for him going forward is whether his ideals and the real world who works in both across europe and within france can be reconciled. you did not ask him
whether he sees himself as the leader of the free world, angela merkel already seems to have taken that spot amongst the commentary at, but you did ask if he himself as the leader of europe and his was interesting. his response was very interesting, he said no. he said the classic french response would be citing the ball and some others, but he then went on to say the leadership had to be multilateral, and he wanted a enhanced role for france. starting with its role as a permanent memberof france. starting with its role as a permanent member of the un security council, but he did not think it was healthy for there to be one hegemonic power. you did ask him about his wife, there is always focus on his personal relationships and where he has come from. but he does like talking about it, he has shifted uncomfortably, you said?‘ bit. my colleague asked him not
about his wife but at least for a start, why he thought his wife was such a focus of interest around the world, what did it about his marriage? he did not really quite answer that. but it started him in answer that. but it started him in an acknowledging as he called it the unconventional nature of the marriage and the obligation he fell to the public to explain going in what his marriage was, how it came about, he felt he had an obligation not to let the public into the intimate details of his marriage, and he did not let us in to those intimate details will stop but you did see the dog. we did see the dog, a brief visit with nemo. he didn't p on your camera equipment? he behaved himself. always a pleasure. thanks for coming in. interesting you know, he talks about napoleon. i don't know about you, that was the first
thing that struck me when i saw the time cover. here is a picture of the great man himself, there is napoleon. now look at this. this is not a mistake. he puts a lot of effort into this. he is looking to be the statesman on the world scene, very imperialistic and the way he approaches thejob. very imperialistic and the way he approaches the job. in a way it has worked, this first six months, because when i was in paris, for many years, the franco german partnership, which is the real engine of europe, it was in balanced and kilted one side towards germany. that's one of the bigger because people say germany is leading and taking us in the direction of them, but he has rebalanced that. on his way back from abu dhabi he drops in in riyadh to see the crown prince, he is someone who rebels in this role of re—establishing not only the presidency but this role of france. —— who revels.
presidency but this role of france. -- who revels. funny, you thought of napoleon when you saw that time cover, i thought of a young american president. it's exactly like, to me, jfk. you see a lot of similarities in style. jfk making the white house this camelot, right? providing the white house and the prestige and grandeur. a young leaderfull of promise as well. interesting. the actor kevin spacey is to be edited out of a completed hollywood film, six weeks before its release, following allegations of sexual assault. he'll be replaced in the thriller ‘all the money in the world' by the canadian actor, christopher plummer. 0ur entertainment correspondent lizo mzimba reports. for an almost unrecognisable kevin spacey, it was meant to be a potential academy awards contender.
how much would you pay to release your grandson if not $70 million? nothing. now, christopher plummer is to replace him in an intense few weeks. of reshoots following sexual assault allegations against spacey. it's a huge undertaking, but helped by the fact that kevin spacey only appears in a relatively small number of scenes and other performers are thought to be willing to return to reshoot their roles in scenes that originally featured them alongside the now sidelined actor. the film's director, sir ridley scott, may also take advantage of techniques he used when 0liver reed died during the the making of gladiator more than 15 years ago. they allowed him to still feature the actor in scenes filmed after his death. valentina violo, who appears in the movie says the decision to reshoot must have been a complex, difficult one. i think everything is going a little bit crazy right now so probably if they took this decision, it is good for the movie. it all underlies the determination of the studio to
protect a piece of work potentially worth a significant amount. studios are so intent on their calendar and finding their huge product, which are worth millions of dollars, so to remove them would have cost so much money that it would have been a financial disaster to the studio. rather than be associated with the name of kevin spacey, they will do anything to get something over the line. it's being seen in hollywood as ridley scott's turning what would have been damaging publicity for the film into a welcome and positive move. saudi arabia has told its citizens to leave lebanon on immediately amid growing tensions, since the lebanese prime minister announced his resignation in a video statement from the kingdom. in lebanon, various political factions have called for the return of the prime
minister who many believe was pressured into stepping down. police in colombia have seized 12 tonnes of cocaine, the largest amount in the country's history. it says the drugs belong to the leader of the golf clan, all of the most powerful criminal organisations in colombia. the hall has an estimated street value of $360 million. some incredible pictures to share from portugal now. waves are known to reach heights of 30 metres or more. 0ne reach heights of 30 metres or more. one british server has had a very lucky, albeit very painful escape, trying to tame one of these monster waves. andrew cotton from devon suffered a total wipe—out, as you can see here. he broke his back as he was involved by the wave. he is now recovering in hospital. it was all going so well. andrew cotton had been waiting for this moment, and here it came. the perfect wave, all 60 feet of it, and... wipeout.
andrew was thrown off his board and crushed by the water. this footage captured by a documentary team. the 38—year—old from devon was treated by portuguese rescue teams and found to have a broken spine. it was a storm from a long way away and the waves were really... this afternoon he spoke to us from his hospital bed and described what had happened. it was a different sort of wave, really. it was a lot heavier and i... i sort ofjust faded a bit deep and sort of mistimed it, really. yeah, it was just one of those things. it could have been like the best wave of my life or the worst wipeout and, unfortunately, it was the worst wipeout. this latest wipeout comes three years after andrew was hit by another massive wave off the coast of portugal. he says he's not been put off and wants to be back in the water as soon as possible, but will his wife and children back in devon let him? yeah!
no. no, obviously they're concerned and, you know, the kids make a joke about it, really, like i've managed to make a career out of surfing, like falling off. so they think it's hilarious. andrew might owe his life to a special vest he was wearing over his wetsuit to protect him from impact. as a former plumber, he's used to being up to his neck in it, but he hopes he'll never get a soaking like this again. jon kay, bbc news. if that was lawrie, kristian, what would you tell him? don't go. stay. stay on the beach. aren't you supposed to duck dive underneath them? i would supposed to duck dive underneath them? iwould have supposed to duck dive underneath them? i would have been straight underneath that. i think neither of us underneath that. i think neither of us have any idea what you're meant to do in that circumstance! this is beyond 100 days. still to come, and
election are baffled pollsters and pundits a year on. these women are standing by their president, but what would they change? ca rwyn carwyn jones, the carwynjones, the first minister of wales has defended his decision to sack carl sargeant, the government minister facing sack carl sargeant, the government ministerfacing misconduct allegations was found dead on tuesday. it's believed he took his own life. his family say he was denied naturaljustice because he was not given details of the allegations against him. carwyn jones insists he acted by the book. anything to say about carl sargeant, first minster? carwynjones was not giving any one thing away leaving home this morning, he was going to face fellow labour assembly members for the first time since the death of their colleague, carl sargea nt, who he sacked and suspended from the labour party on friday, amid claims of harassment. facing criticism from mr sargeant‘s family and from within his own party, there were questions over carwynjones's position. he promised a statement but it wasn't
the time for him to resign. we were all very shocked by what happened last week. there is great hurt, anger, and bewilderment. carl was my friend, in all of the years that i knew him, i never had a crossword with him. but he defended his conduct in how he responded to the allegations against carl sargeant. carl sargeant‘s body was found at his home on deeside on tuesday. today, a family friend gave an insight into what mr sargeant and his family had been going through. messages were put out to the media, interviews were given, where he did not know they were about to happen. the additional details will be placed into the public domain. it is, umm... it broke him. and carwyn jones's
statement tonight is unlikely to appease carl sargea nt‘s family. you are watching beyond 100 days. this time last year we were talking about the billionaire businessman who won the white house in the us election none of us will forget. donald trump defeated hillary clinton and confounded his many critics, in particular because he won the majority of white women and a third of hispanic voters. a year on, do they feel they back right candidate? the bbc‘s correspondent has returned to florida to speak to some of the voters she met on the campaign trail. florida, a place donald trump calls his second home. round trump looms large share, but do any voters have remorse? a year
ago i met three women who supported mrtrump. ago i met three women who supported mr trump. i voted for trump because he represented all that i know, i wanted. 12 months on, and sandra wong is still delighted with donald trump. he is a great president. a military man with a son serving in south korea, sandra thinks the biggest obstacle for her commander—in—chief is politicians in congress. i don't regret voting for donald trump, i'm very happy with my choice. i am very pleased that he is keeping his promises, there is a lot of battles going on in congress but we that placed him there, we are more angry and more determined to stand with him, to see that what we voted for what happens. stand with him, to see that what we voted for what happenslj stand with him, to see that what we voted for what happens. i think he needed to be smacked, the tapes are
deplorable, i think he was ignorant in saying things like that. even the this artist was not happy with the language donald trump used about women on take more than a decade ago, she backed him in the election. she still does now, even with the same reservations. i don't like the way he talks. i wish she would get off tweeting on twitter, he's not a teenager, a millennial. he could make a total mass of the presidency, or he could end up being a real help to the country. i'm going to give him a chance, i think a lot of people have not given him a fair shot. trump is really good with money, he understands that. there's been so much problems and things hillary has said and done, she's just not trustworthy. i'm not on the trump train, 100%, no i'm not. the many trump train, 100%, no i'm not. the ma ny voters trump train, 100%, no i'm not. the many voters like this student, donald trump represented the least worst candidate. but she has not
been pleased with his presidential performance. what is your biggest concern about the man you voted for? honestly, america's reputation in the world. i think it's important we keep and establish our allies. if he continues to say things, making fun of women's face—lifts on live television, we are going to not have a very good reputation for the world. but donald trump's reputation with many who backed him is still strong. they may have concerns about his style, but even so, none of these women regret voting for him. so, even mrtrump these women regret voting for him. so, even mr trump ‘s supporters would like him to stop all the tweeting, but he does have an ally on that front, boris johnson, tweeting, but he does have an ally on that front, borisjohnson, who in america at the moment and has been speaking to fox and friends. take a listen. you have to realise, the american president is just one of the huge, great global brands. he is penetrating corners of the global
consciousness that i think you other presidents have never done. his method of tweeting, early in the morning, no matter how rambunctious those tweets may be, they are communicating with people, and yes, a lot of people don't like it but a lot of people relate to it. ron christie is still with us. i will move on from the tweets and ask you, it's been a year since president trump one that amazing election. what a surprise to most about his presidency? what surprised me the most thus far is the polarisation you see in american politics. it seems people either really like him, or they really don't. you do not see too many folks who are ambivalent or middle—of—the—road. you are either on the trump train, as we heard in that package, all you are not on the trump train at all. those divisions have hardened since the election? yes, lots of people have taken their measure of the president and said, keep going, keep tweeting, keep
being the ball in the china store you have people like me you say, goodness gracious mr president, act presidential, recognise the role and the significance of the job you hold. all 300 million of us are expecting you to be a better leader. question, you have something for us? a little something? i know ron thought this was a bad week for this establishment republicans, but we are bringing into this programme as are bringing into this programme as a pundit, and some of our viewers are taking issues with some of his predictions. here is a tweet that came out this week. what are you saying today?” what are you saying today? i am saying the same thing i have said all week. i distinctly remember saying to katty but i thought he had a sliver of a chance of winning... 0h! a sliver of a chance of winning... oh! being the lawyer and a pundit i am,i oh! being the lawyer and a pundit i am, iam not oh! being the lawyer and a pundit i
am, i am not backing down one minute, my friend. laughter that's what ron christie has to say today. it's a sign of how much we love you that we're bringing you in to our twitter family that we're bringing you in to our twitterfamily on that we're bringing you in to our twitter family on beyond 100 that we're bringing you in to our twitterfamily on beyond 100 days. that we're bringing you in to our twitter family on beyond 100 days.” will take whatever i can get! in mind of what happened in virginia, seriously, what are republicans thinking? i would think establishment republicans in swing states do not know what to think right now. that's right. the state thatis right now. that's right. the state that is right next to us here in washington, dc is merriment. if i am the governor of merriment willett maryland, and very blue state, i am thinking, oh no, even though i might be in the most top ten popularity of governors, the wave crashed over virginia might be coming across the potomac river into maryland and vince sweeney out of office. you notice i am still using this surfing analogy from the earlier bit of the show. continuity is a good thing. but that's what lots of republicans are looking at. does this have any
resonance beyond virginia, beyond newjersey, and is the speak to a greater discontent with a president that can really sweep many more republicans out of office? thanks very much for coming in. i'm glad to see our listeners listen very carefully to what you have to say to us. carefully to what you have to say to us. now there is a certain celebrity status to the us presidency, we can all agree the commander—in—chief is one of the most recognisable people in the world. when it comes to the trumps, that star status knows no bounds. except in the case of south korea. nvidia has urged fans going wild at an event earlier this week, attended by the first lady mullaney trump. but when a wild for her? —— eight video has emerged of fans going wild. i love that. my daughter would react in exactly the same way, but i love that video because you get a real sense of mullaney‘s personality. she took it so well. it's interesting, some of the south korean press have laid a robotic velani during the
trip because she was so poised in heaven did not give much away. they all loved it when she actually broke into that spontaneous smile. i have no idea if she knew who the k pop singer was. christian, would you have recognised him? you know me and show business. i had to ask the team what they were talking about. you had to ask the team what k pop was. at least i know what that is! mother ofan at least i know what that is! mother of an 11—year—old daughter. at least i know what that is! mother of an 11-year-old daughter. loving it. the pop star and i will be back next week! 0nce once again, the changeable nature of the weeks weather continues at pace as we move through the next two days. today not too bad, started off cloudy but even in the south—east the skies broke and is a bit of sunshine across the north of scotland, a blustery day. showers are plenty here. that's how it will
continue through the evening and overnight. elsewhere a band of cloud and rain, down across northern ireland, and western parts of wales as well. the south—east will stay dry for as well. the south—east will stay dryfora as well. the south—east will stay dry for a wee bit longer here, until this stage at least, wouldn't you know it? just as you are thinking about stepping out the door, the commute or the school run, that's when you will find that it is cloud across the southern counties and the chance of a spot of rain as well. that's a bit like how it was on thursday, the cloud not quite as extensive. i think it will get out the way british shellfish during the course of the morning. even these southern counties willjoin other counties and wales in getting into a sunshine and showers regime, though showers rattling through northern ireland and the best part of northern scotland as well. in north—westerly wind very noticeable. through the rest of the day, that cloud goes from the southern counties, and it's a mixture of sunny spells and showers, turning
wintry across the highest ground in scotland. plenty showers in northern ireland. temperatures still in double figures across the southern half of britain, further north a decidedly fresher feel despite the presence of the sunshine. at wind will put in a real edge on the feel of the day. the front is not quite done with us because it wades back to bring increasing amounts of cloud and rain across the part of england and rain across the part of england and wales. as we get into the first pa rt and wales. as we get into the first part of saturday, armistice day of course, it will take a time before that cloud really begins to pull away from parts of the midlands. eastern and north—eastern parts of the british isles faring best. still on the cool side here, further south, still some relatively mild air. 13 or14 south, still some relatively mild air. 13 or 14 degrees. this great lunch of cold air works its way right down across the whole of the british isles. remembrance sunday of course, is scattering of showers around the coasts, down the spine,
fine, dry but pretty chilly. this is bbc news. i'm ben brown. the headlines: penny mordaunt has been appointed as the new international development secretary, she replaces priti patel who resigned last night over undeclared meetings with israeli officials. i'm looking forward to working with the team here to continue building a more prosperous, more safe world for us more prosperous, more safe world for us all, and really giving the british public pride in what we do. the first minister of wales, carwynjones defends his handling of misconduct allegations against carl sargeant. the labour politician is thought to have taken his own life. figures from the home office reveal children as young as 9 are among the thousands being referred to the government's anti—radicalisation programme. and in the next hour, left on the cutting room floor.