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this is the briefing. i'm sally bundock. our top story: donald trump heads to vietnam for the apec summit where he will spell out his vision for global trade. president macron makes a surprise visit to saudi arabia, the stability of lebanon is top of the agenda. as the us president tries to roll back environmental laws, we visit one american state fighting back on climate change. plus — under pressure. round 6 of brexit talks end today, amid warnings britain has as little as two weeks to break the deadlock. we hearfrom former prime minister gordon brown, who's now raising the possibility the uk could stay in the european union. in global news, business and sport.
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also in the programme: the founding president of facebook, sean parker, attacks the network for exploiting human psychology so we're asking has social media changed your behaviour? are you an addict? get in touch. in the coming hours, president trump and china's president xi are expected to outline competing visions of global trade when they address the asia pacific economic co—operation, or apec summit. this year it's taking place in vietnam and both leaders have hot—footed over from beijing where president trump concluded his two day visit to the chinese capital. outside the apec conference centre in da nang is the asia business
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correspondent karishma vaswani. the dissipation the us president and yet he will come with a message of america first? —— there is much anticipation. how do you think it will be received ? anticipation. how do you think it will be received? that's the question on everybody‘s mind. what will donald trump say when he makes this highly anticipated address to the leaders of the apec economies and lots of the people here, businesses from all over the asia—pacific region. over the last couple of days i've heard from a lot of the leaders out here. very large concerns about how involved the us still is in the region. as we often talk about, the amount of business you do in place is often how much you do in place is often how much you how. when donald trump sits down in front of this very packed room it
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is going to be a tough crowd. this is going to be a tough crowd. this is the same group of people that he pulled out of the trans—pacific partnership with, basically ripping up partnership with, basically ripping up the previous obama led deal that was going to change that face of global trade. those countries have said we do without the us we are going ahead with this deal and that basically means the us are not participating in it and is effectively being left out. it's interesting you should say that. i was going to say, many a —— apec members are pursuing the deal without the us. what do you think donald trump is hoping to achieve?” think it will try to set the vision under his administration of what the us's role is in the asia—pacific region. this comes after he is tour around china and japan. he will get around china and japan. he will get a chance to engage with many of the foreign leaders, asia—pacific
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leaders, that have a vested interest in what's going on in the us. his speech will be followed by president xi jinping's speech will be followed by president xijinping's speech. resident speech will be followed by president xi jinping's speech. resident g has taken ironically the mantle of globalisation and free trade —— president xi. he says china is open for business and he believes in the free and open economy. so it is interesting to see that the two of them may end up delivering starkly contrasting views of free trade at a time when it is certainly being felt at forums like this at least, that the us is influencing the region. all right. we will let you go. of course president trump is due to arrive soon, so course president trump is due to arrive soon, so we course president trump is due to arrive soon, so we will talk to you again later. you can follow her on twitter, as she is tweeting from that summit all the time. also when the us president does deliver his opening speech we will bring it to you here on bbc news. now on other
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stories. the french president emmanuel macron is making an unscheduled visit to saudi arabia to discuss the crisis in lebanon after the prime minister saad hariri resigned on saturday. lebanon risks being the battleground in the fight between the saudis and iran for regional supremacy. saudi arabia has told its citizens to leave lebanon immediately and not to travel there from any country. kuwait and the united arab emirates have followed suit. martin patience reports from beirut. tensions are once again bracketing up tensions are once again bracketing up across tensions are once again bracketing up across the middle east. —— ratcheting. for now lebanon is taking centre stage. a country where proxy wars have been fought before. lebanon was stunned by the resignation of its prime minister. many see it as a saudi move designed to wea ke n many see it as a saudi move designed to weaken iran's influence here. till now i guess more than 60%...
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hezbollah is its target. this man is a supporter of the movement. translation: the americans, the saudis and israelis are all trying to prevent hezbollah from maximising its gains from the wars in syria and iraq. hezbollah and its allies have achieved enormous success, but are now facing huge pressure because of this. during the civil war here in the 1980s the city was divided by warring parties. this building was on the front line. but today lebanon is divided by the regional stronghold and this country is seen asa stronghold and this country is seen as a pawn by the bigger players. this man belongs to a political party backed by the saudis. this man belongs to a political party backed by the saudism this man belongs to a political party backed by the saudis. it seems like after the situation in syria is coming to an end, with the regime having the upper hand. some people
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are seeking dividends in lebanon for the role they played in syria. and those people are iran and hezbollah? yes, and they've openly expressed that, that we fought isis in syria, we drew isis away from lebanese borders and therefore we need to be recognised. many fear a showdown here could trigger something far more devastating. in the last few decades we've never been so close to the precipice in many ways. the threat of regional war has never been this real, if you like, where it's a conflict that would involve a variety of different countries. lebanon has been an island in recent yea rs lebanon has been an island in recent years but now it has found itself being dragged into the storm. let's brief you on some of the other stories making the news.
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the former speaker of the catalan parliament has been taken into custody in madrid, after the spanish supreme court ruled that bail conditions of 150,000 euros must to be met before she is released. she was amongst six sacked catalan officials who appeared in court, accused of sedition and rebellion against the state. the washington post is reporting claims by a woman that she was sexually abused as a 14—year—old by roy moore, the current republican candidate for an alabama senate seat. the incident is said to have happened in 1979 when mr moore was 32—years—old. he has denied the charges, calling them "fake news". russia's kremlin—funded tv channel, russia today, has agreed to a demand by the us to register as a foreign agent by monday. rt has called it an attack on free speech, but said its lawyers had advised it to register to continue operating. a us intelligence report singled out
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rt last year as a propaganda tool of the kremlin. eu and uk negotiators are about to wrap up the sixth round of brexit talks. eu sources have told the bbc britain has just two weeks to make progress on deadlocked issues, particularly the so called divorce bill, if its to move on to trade talks at the eu summit in december. meanwhile, former uk prime minister gordon brown has warned the uk may hit a "crisis point next summer" as we edge closer to brexit without a deal and held out the possibility that the uk may not leave the eu. just to add to the many voices out there, let's talk to lianna brinded. she's the euro editor for quartz.
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what do you make of all of that, especially that from gordon brown? it feels like it's more dangling a carrot to people that hope that brexit can be reversed. that's been something that happened even before article 50 was triggered. but i think it is highly unlikely that this is going to happen. where at the end of the day they will say, 0k, the end of the day they will say, ok, you can continue as normal. and in the meantime there's a lot of discussion and leaked reports coming through in the financial times and other places about the northern ireland border and the european union saying that in order to make progress we have to agree that northern ireland remains in the customs union, the single market. and that again is at complete odds it would seem with the uk's position? absolutely. i think that's one of the three key things, that in order to move forward we've got to
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sort out the brexit divorce bill, talk about northern ireland and the rights of eu citizens. the problem is we are going to be leaving in 16 months and what gordon brown says is correct, that there is going to be a bit of panic about the fact that we haven't got a deal. however, it is such a key sticking point and in order to move forward the uk will have to agree with what the eu wa nts. have to agree with what the eu wants. you think we will be able to move forward in two weeks? is that the pressure put on the uk, that they have to make progress in the next few weeks if we are going to move into the area of discussing trade in time for the next eu summit, in december? it is possible but it would require the uk government to actually listen to the eu and agree on the conditions and i think, as we've seen with how talks have been going and how they have backed down on certain things, it is entirely possible. we will let you go for now. she is going to come backin go for now. she is going to come back in about half an hour for our
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news briefing. we will be reading lots of stories in the meantime. and keep your stories coming about how social media has changed your behaviour. that's our talking point today, after the founding president of facebook criticised it for exploiting human psychology. we have heard from quite a few of you so far with all sorts of comments. some of you saying that actually you love the social media networks and enjoy them. david says it allows his point of view to be seen by a larger and wider audience than i could ever have imagined and it lets me see some other points of view as well from all sorts of walks of life. how are you changing your behaviour as a consequence of social media or do you hate it? stay with us on this programme. a lot more to come. crunch time for italy, as it prepares for the world cup play—off against sweden. berliners from both east and west
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linked hands and danced around their liberated territory. and, with nobody to stop them, it wasn't long before the first attempts were made to destroy the structure itself. it's keeping the candidate's name in the public eye all the time that counts. success or failure counts not only on public display, but the local campaign headquarters and the heavy routine work of their women volunteers. yasser arafat, who dominated the palestinian cause for so long, has died. the palestinean authority has declared a state of mourning for the leader who symbolised the hopes for independent statehood. in the wake of the colombian volcano disaster, rescue teams are trying to reach thousands of survivors who managed to clamber onto rooftops and trees above the sea of mud. after 17 years of discussion, the result was greeted with an outburst ofjoy. women ministers, who had long felt only begrudgingly accepted amongst the ranks of clergy, suddenly felt welcomed. you're watching the briefing.
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our headlines: french president emmanuel macron is in saudi arabia on an unscheduled visit. he says he will emphasise the importance of stability in lebanon in his talks with saudi leaders. and our top story today: the leaders of the us and china are expected to outline competing visions of global trade when they address the apec summit in vietnam in the coming hours. isaid i said vienna, but i meant vietnam. let's stay with that now. leaders at this years apec summit. preparing to leave china, donald trump heading to the next leg of his asian tour, flying to the coastal
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city of da nang asian tour, flying to the coastal city of danang in vietnam, attending the apec forum. also touching down in the early hours of friday morning, president vladimir putin, the russian leader met by crowds, cameras, and a ceremonial guard. among the 21 asian leaders here from many of the world's largest economies, trade agreements will be one of the main issues, and questions about what donald trump will say in his speech about trade between the us and asia. others, it tackling climate change the burning issue. we have the largest number of climate vulnerable people in the world. we are already seeing the terrible effects of climate change in our region. it is literally lapping at our feet. this will be via dumb's biggest diplomatic event of the year. danang has cleaned its streets, lined up limousines, and
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stationed soldiers on the shoreline, to impress on the international stage. donald trump will fly into hanoi and in the philippines after the forum in danang. this city has opened a new international terminal fought this event. with companies like facebook and pfizer in town, the negotiations will be watched very carefully around the world. a year after his election victory, president trump is living up to his campaign pledges on the environment — leave the paris climate accord, roll back environmental laws at home, and burn more coal. this week, as nations meet in bonn for the annual un climate conference, our environment analyst roger harrabin has been to the usa to hear how some states there are fighting back. southern california. a final for the
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wind that russia is between desert and coast. look at this land. stone, grit, and a little bit of scrub. useless for agriculture. but there is one very lucrative crop here: and thatis is one very lucrative crop here: and that is the clean energy from the desert wind. renewables boomed under barack obama, but donald trump says that variable output threatens the economy. he was to subsidise coal and nuclear. he is tried to scrap 50 environment rules and wants to allow coal plants to pollute more. 15 states led by california are fighting back with plans for emissions cuts from housing, industry, and cars. we are in a contest of ideas. depending on that and the outcome of this contest, it will be determined what the world will be determined what the world will look like over the next ten,
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20, and 30 years. and here is california's and is for variable renewable energy. the steel containers near san diego make up the biggest lithium battery in the world, storing energy when the wind is blowing and the sun is shining. we can take energy that is generated by wind and solar and move it to peak times when the group might need it and those energy sources by not be available at the level. donald trump said he would bring backjobs in coal. 26 states supported his move to abandon barack obama's crackdown on emissions. the climate accord was a fraud. it was nothing more than an attempt by developing countries to get american dollars. it will have no environment will benefit at all. donald trump also wa nts to benefit at all. donald trump also wants to relax emission standards
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for american vehicles, to protect jobs. but california's government says that will backfire. he warns that china's drive towards electric vehicles will consolidate their global lead in clean technology. vehicles will consolidate their global lead in clean technologym the chinese have taken over the winter production, and also for the voltaic solar. —— for the role —— photovoltaic. donald trump is set on promoting american fossil fuels. a thousand for the us coal industry is with the us delegation to the climate talks in bonn. imagine how thatis climate talks in bonn. imagine how that is going down. here's our briefing on some of the key events happening later. we start in belgium where at around 9am gmt, when canadians will commemorate the capture of the village of passchendaele during the first world war. it was one of the war‘s bloodiest battles. also this morning,
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the vatican will host an international conference on banning nuclear weapons. pope francis will address the meeting which will be attended by un officials, religious leaders and nobel peace prize winners. and look out for this later — at wembley, at 8pm in the evening, england host football world champions germany in an international friendly. both sets of players will wear poppies, the germans for the first time in their history — it comes after fifa relaxed their ban on political and religious symbols. now there was controversy in thursday nights world cup play—offs in europe, and their is certain to be more drama in friday's games. today's sport briefing is with holly hamilton. hello and welcome to your sports briefing. here's what we're look ahead to on friday: can the italians finish the job? they're vying for a place in the world cup later as they take on sweden in the first leg of their playoff tie. and lewis hamilton avoids taxing
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times as he prepares for sunday's penultimate race of the season. not since 1958 have italy missed out on reaching a world cup finals. but that's now a very real possibility. the 2006 champions have to beat sweden over two legs in arguably the most difficult of all the playoff ties. the first leg is in stockholm on friday night, with the second in italy on monday. italy narrowly missed out on automatic qualification, afterfinishing second behind spain in theirgroup. the pressure is immense. it is the most important thing, how we should play tomorrow. and if the pressure is unevenly, is ok for me. it is not something that i about it all. meanwhile, australia are also in action later on friday. the socceroos are looking to qualify for the world cup finals for a fifth time, but they need
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to get past honduras. the first leg is in central america, but the aussies are confident that they have all the attributes they need to make it to russia. these two games are, you know, so important, and we have so much riding on it, but i really do believe that we have enough in the tea m believe that we have enough in the team and enough of everything, you know? skill, power, mental determination to get over the two games and go to russia. so plenty to be decided in football over the weekend but formula 1 is all done and dusted. lewis hamilton wrapped up the title last time out in mexico, so is he about to taking his foot off the gas at the penultimate round in brazil? it definitely feels good walking into the paddock as a world champion. again? yes. but it feels like the first time, so... does it? it does. i don't know why. it feels
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so fresh and new. but yes, it feels great. so far, croatia have taken a big step to qualifying for next year's world cup finals with a 4—1win over greece in the first leg of their play—off in zagreb. real madrid's luka modric opened the scoring with a pebalty after only 13 minutes. and six minutes later, nikola kalinic made it 2—0 to the home side... ..before the greeks pulled one back. croatia, though, added two more goals either side of the break through perisic and kramaric, so they're on the brink of reaching a sixth successive world cup. in the night's other game, switzerland beat northern ireland, with a controversial penalty giving the visitors a 1—0 win in belfast. it was ricardo rodriguez who converted the spot—kick in the 58th minute to give switzerland an away goal advantage ahead of sunday's return leg in basel. now, we've seen some pretty epic wipeouts here on bbc sport, but this could be one of the worst.
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andrew cotton was surfing off the portuguese coast when he tried to ride this huge wave. a small mistake had pretty catastrophic consequences. he ended up with a broken back but he is expected to make a full recovery. he even took to social media to post some photos of him being treated for his injuries and was quick to thank the lifeguards and crew who came to his rescue. and, of course, we all wish him a speedy recovery. if you want to see that incredible video again, head over to our website — that's bbc.com/sport. that's your sport briefing. from me, holly hamilton, and the rest of the team, goodbye. thank you for that, holly. stay with me on bbc news, i'll be back with the business briefing. but let's show you what is going on in dead now. theirforce one has
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landed. they are preparing to welcome the us president donald trump and first lady. they will exit the plane shortly, no doubt. then he will head to the summit. correspondants are there for when he makes his keynote speech. we are waiting with anticipation. here is what some of you have been saying to us what some of you have been saying to us about social media and how it has affected your behaviour. this is our question today after one of the founders of eight books —— of facebook says that he believes it was a bad thing. we have clear from new england who has said it has concentrate on her, with bad news article after bad news article, which make her angry and then she needs to chill out. we will have more on the briefing injust needs to chill out. we will have more on the briefing in just a few minutes. hi there. i think we will feel the
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weather turning cold over the next few days. but today, these weather fronts are moving down across southern part of the country. we will start the day on a damp note. colder air behind that. it will be cold enough for a bit of november snow. ok, you need to be in the mountains of scotland, but at about 300 metres elevation, there will be snow in the scottish mountains to start the day. in the south, a different story. a cloudy start with the weak weather fronts bringing some light rain, but double—figure temperatures at 8am in the morning. the north, a firm bit of sunshine moves in, with a scattering of showers in northern and western areas, a comedy by blustery and cold winds. through the rest of friday, that early morning cloud will clear from southern england. the weather then becomes dry. increasing sunshine. richel wise, what a range
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from about 12 degrees in the south toa from about 12 degrees in the south to a cold of six or seven, below normal in this time of year, across scotland. looking at the weather charts through friday night, a pulse of heavy rain moving into northern ireland, before spreading onto england and wales for a time. the north, in scotland, the showers will move in and there will be some snow in the mountains. we could well have pockets of frost in sheltered parts. if it happens, perhaps some it services to start saturday. —— icy surfaces. further north, some sunshine, but showers draped around northern and western areas. temperatures will lower on sunday, with 7— nine degrees in northern ireland in northern england. a little milder in the south. for the second half of the weekend, this and of rain will clear away from southern england and we will start to see some colder polar air working its way in across the country and
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dropping those temperatures further. so for sunday, strong winds, blustery, and cold, driving showers across scotland. a fair bit of sunshine across inland areas, but the wind will make a deal cold, and temperatures will be below par for this time of year. 6— seven celsius. and that is your weather. goodbye for now. this is business briefing. i'm sally bundock. the headlines: under pressure. round 6 of brexit talks end today, amid warnings britain hasjust two weeks to break the deadlock. plus — it was all sewn up, now a $29 trillion trade deal lies in tatters. but is there life after trump for the trans pacific partnership? and on the markets: a mixed day emerging across the board in asia, following a downbeat day on wall street the night
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