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this is the business briefing. i'm sally bundock. continental drift. fears grow for this is the briefing. the state of the european economy as i'm sally bundock. our top stories: german exports prepare to/ growth the eyes to the right, 313. forecast. plus back to jail. the the noes to the left, 312. a close call, as british mps vote exit nissan boss carlos ghosn is to force the prime minister to ask rea rrested at exit nissan boss carlos ghosn is rearrested at his home in tokyo after new financial misconduct for an extension to the brexit allegations. he had been out on bail process in a bid to prevent leaving since last month. and asian shares the eu without a deal. are holding an eight month high as investors wait optimistically for news on the china us trade talks as the deadlock continues, we report from germany, where political and upon reports that roadsides are business leaders are growing close to a increasingly concerned. prosecutors raid the home of former nissan chairman carlos ghosn, arresting him for a fourth time. using technology to tackle disease — how mixing microchips with human
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cells could lead to a medical breakthrough. data on millions of facebook users was left exposed on a public database, raising was left exposed on a public data base, raising privacy was left exposed on a public database, raising privacy questions about the social media giant. a warm welcome to the programme, briefing you on all you need to know in global news, business and sport. cinema versus netflix, what is your preference and why? helen mirren says there is nothing like sitting in the cinema and watching films on streaming services is devastating for those wanting to make films on screen. do you agree? get in touch. just use #bbcthebriefing.
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there was some pretty extraordinary drama at westminster last night. just before 11:30pm, mps voted by a majority of one to force theresa may to ask for an extension to the brexit process. the bill — designed to avoid the uk leaving the european union without a deal — was backed by the house of commons following talks between the prime minister and the opposition labour leader. our political correspondent iain watson has the latest. another late night at westminster and, yes, another knife edge vote, but you are about to watch history in the making. the ayes to the right, 313. the noes to the left, 312. by the narrowest of margins, mps 312. by the narrowest of margins, m ps voted 312. by the narrowest of margins, mps voted to seize control from the government, so long as the house of lords agrees then parliament will
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have the power to instruct the prime minister to ask for a further delay to brexit. supporters of the move say this is the best way to avoid no deal. the house has tonight voted again to make clear the real concern that there would be about a chaotic and damaging no deal. but this long—standing leave campaigner was outraged. the public won't be impressed by this. forgive them, father, for they know not what they do. in a statement, the government was just a little bit more diplomatic. it said... but how significant was the vote? if theresa may can do a deal with labour's leader then perhaps there could be just a short delay to our departure from the eu. talks between the teams continue today, butjeremy corbyn wasn't exactly predicting a
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breakthrough. there hasn't been as much change as i expected, but we are continuing to have some discussions tomorrow morning to explore some of the technical issues surrounding it. the meeting was useful, but inconclusive. if talks between government and opposition fail, mps are likely to vote on alternative proposals next week. and last night the chancellor didn't rule out another referendum. the conservatory referendum idea, many people will disagree with it, i am not sure there is a majority in parliament for it, but it is a perfectly credible proposition and it deserves to be tested in parliament. so another dramatic day, but westminster is still no closer to agreeing a dealfor but westminster is still no closer to agreeing a deal for the but westminster is still no closer to agreeing a dealfor the uk's departure. let's go to germany now. angela merkel has pledged to do all she can to prevent a no deal brexit but she's preparing contingency plans nonetheless, and she wants a strategy to protect the irish border should britain leave the eu without a deal.
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she's due to meet the irish leader, leo varadkar, in dublin later today to discuss what she says could be a matter of violence or non—violence on the island of ireland. our correspondentjenny hill has been assessing the mood in berlin. perhaps it is no wonder she seems preoccupied. angela merkel promised to fight to the last hour for an orderly brexit. she is running out of time. and still no—one knows how to secure what could be a new external eu border on the island of ireland. often, she said last night, europe is a matter of war and peace, and in this case you see that. it is and in this case you see that. it is a question of violence or nonviolence. spring has brought no brexit breakthrough to europe's capitals. the british talk of a softer deal has cheered up the government in berlin. if there were
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a majority for something, and an outcome which would go into the european direction, it would certainly be appreciated. with the eu reopened the withdrawal agreement under those circumstances?” eu reopened the withdrawal agreement under those circumstances? i imagine it would not be that language, but, on substance, we then would have another new agreement on a newly defined relationship. germany, europe, would like to get on with other business, but germany is relaxed about any extension to article 50. angela merkel said to have convinced and impatient france that britain needs time, space, harder perhaps to reassure the business community at home. we are living from one moment to another concerning brexit, so it's a very tough business at the moment to prepare the companies, because the uncertainty is so big. germany's
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position is based on the perception that the current brexit impasse is born out of a domestic political crisis and the thinking goes until britain gets that sorted there can be no real progress. so, expect the usual message of solidarity from angela merkel as she meets her irish counterpart, because while the drama continues in the uk, the eu knows its greatest strength lies in its unity. jenny hill, bbc news, berlin. let's brief you on some of the other stories making the news: the man accused of killing dozens of muslims in a mosque in new zealand will face 50 murder charges and 39 attempted murder charges. australian breton talent is believed to be responsible for the worst mass killing in new zealand's modern history and he is due in court on friday. —— tarra nt. poor —— tarrant. poor diet is the most
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deadly health risk ahead of smoking. scientists have found the food we eat is putting 11 million people into an early grave each year. researchers say the study is not about obesity but poor quality diets damaging hearts and causing cancer. the former us vice presidentjoe biden released a video on social media pledging to be more mindful about respecting personal space after coming under criticism for making some women feel uncomfortable. joe biden acknowledged that social norms are changing. the authorities in ethiopia prepared to deliver a report into the crash of ethiopian airlines flight 302 later, where all 157 people were killed last month, and the boeing 737 max planes have been grounded around the world. attention is being focused on the jet‘s anti— stall system. two hollywood actors have appeared ina new two hollywood actors have appeared in a new york court accused of participating in an admissions scam.
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laurie locklin and felicity huffman, best known for her role in desperate housewives are accused of paying bribes to get children into top universities. they have not commented publicly since the scandal. the former nissan chief, carlos ghosn, has been re—arrested amid fresh allegations. mr ghosn was released on bail last month following three earlier indictments for financial wrongdoing. he could now face more criminal charges. let's go live to our bureau in tokyo, rupert wingfield—hayes has the latest on this. what is the latest allegations against him now? well, all we have heard from the tokyo prosecutors' offers is that mr ghosn has been arrested on aggregated breach of trust related toa aggregated breach of trust related to a payment of they say around 5 million us dollars and they haven't
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given more detail. however we have got lots of other details through lea ks got lots of other details through leaks that have been given to journalists in the japanese media and certainly the picture they are painting is that this is to do with payments made from a discretionary fund controlled partly by mr ghosn to an omani businessman that amounted to around, according to the media reports, around $31 million us over a period of years during his time as ceo of renault and chairman of nissan. the allegation is that some of the money that was given or sent out from the ceo's fund to the omani businessman made its way back into bank accounts or assets that we re into bank accounts or assets that were in part controlled by mr ghosn and his family. so this is sort of and his family. so this is sort of an allegation of a kickback scandal. and it comes, as you say, after the previous charges laid against mr
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ghosn that relate to a number of different financial alleged misdeeds. and he has been recently released on bail. he's got a new legal team and they have responded to these charges, haven't they? they have. robustly and forcefully. i think what they are pointing out here, sally, is the big question todayis here, sally, is the big question today is not what are these charges and what are these allegations, but why is mr ghosn being rearrested? it was established last month when he was established last month when he was released on bail of us $9 million, a tokyo court agreed he was a flight risk and would stay in japan until the beginning of his trail. prosecutors are permitted to talk and bring him infor trail. prosecutors are permitted to talk and bring him in forfurther questioning and continuing their investigations. why arrested him and put him back in a prison cell? indeed, in mr ghosn‘s own statement he released today, he said, why arrest me except to try to break me? i will not be broken. the implication there is that what we
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come to know as hostage justice as it is being called by many commentators here, that the japanese prosecutorial system keeps people into detention to try to grind them down, to break them to try to get them to sign a confession. that is clearly what mr ghosn is saying he is being subjected to. thank you for 110w. is being subjected to. thank you for now. we will have more on that in the business briefing. let's stay with business, because facebook says it has now removed public databases containing information on millions of its users after the lapse was noticed by a cyber security firm. the company upguard revealed a news website had been using amazon cloud servers to openly store records from its three facebook pages, including account names and comments. it's led to renewed concerns about privacy at the social media giant, following the cambridge analytica scandal last year. well, we have technology entrepreneur, venture capitalist eileen burbidge. good to see you. you have been looking at their
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story. what happened here, and whose fault is it? it is difficult. facebook has a lot to be responsible for. in this case it is a third—party app developer, two were discovered in this case, it is an app developer that had a new site as you mentioned, news and culture, about 500 million users, information was exposed, their facebook id, it's not identifiable personally, as well as what they like, stories they read and activity, useful for marketing purposes, that company, not facebook, took that information, stored it on a web—based cloud server stored it on a web—based cloud server which is hosted by amazon, another big tech company, so you have three or four companies involved in this and a security researcher that tried to get any of them to take it down. this is the thing, isn't it, it is so complicated. we think we are putting information on facebook and we have privacy settings in place, but it ends up elsewhere and it seems the information is up for grabs. we as individuals have to accept that information that we put on facebook
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is virtually public information. information that we put on facebook is virtually public informationlj is virtually public information.” think people have to expect and assume that if they put their information online or if they are actually doing things online that can be checked for marketing purposes it is likely it will be exposed or at a minimum shared even if we are clicking through terms and conditions. every day this week we have a story on facebook or a story on mark zuckerberg saying this needs to happen. it seems to not be getting better for facebook. to happen. it seems to not be getting betterfor facebook. it seems things are getting more complicated and costly. what do you think? they will get continued scrutiny, any platform or service evenin scrutiny, any platform or service even ina scrutiny, any platform or service even in a physical location the services 2 billion people on a regular basis as active users will have a lot of scrutiny and it does have a lot of scrutiny and it does have a lot of scrutiny and it does have a lot of responsibility. even if it opens up its stores to third parties it has to hold those third parties it has to hold those third parties to standards and that is what has happened here. eileen, thank you for now. eileen is back
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more later to talk about the news briefing and there are some very interesting stories, so stay with us on the programme. also coming up — hunting for salvage from a stricken container ship led to the discovery ofa container ship led to the discovery of a historic rack complete with cargo. the accident that happened here was of the sort that can at worst produce a meltdown. in this case, the precautions worked, but they didn't work quite well enough to prevent some old fears about the safety features of these stations from resurfacing. the republic of ireland has become the first country in the world to ban smoking in the workplace. from today, anyone lighting up in offices, businesses, pubs and restaurants will face a heavy fine. the president was on his way out of the washington hilton hotel, where he had been addressing a trade union conference. the small crowd outside
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included his assailant. it has become a symbol of paris. 100 years ago, many parisians wished it had never been built. the eiffel tower's birthday is being marked by a re—enactment of the first ascent by gustave eiffel. you're watching the briefing. the headlines: british mps have voted to force the prime minister to ask for an extension to the brexit process in a bid to avoid leaving the eu without the deal. german chancellor angela merkel is due to eat the irish leader leo varadkar in dublin today as concerns over brexit intensify. —— due to meet. now, this isn't an easy one
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to get your head around. a team of scientists in cambridge has developed a new technique to grow small human organs on a microchip. the chip means they can watch the organs grow in real time, which will help them study diseases and try new treatments, without the need for as much animal testing. our science correspondent richard westcott explains. this is how you grow tiny 3—dimensional human organs in laboratory. first, you freeze dry especially develops sponge for 18 hours. it acts like a skeleton. cells from human organ are put onto the sponge, which then sits inside this electronic chip. then they are fed with nutrients. what you end up with, if you can get your head around this, is a human organ growing inside a sponge, on an electronic chip. so this is a human gut, and they put it on the chip so that they can see exactly what is
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going on inside. so the reason i really like this image is because it shows me evidence that the mucus thatis shows me evidence that the mucus that is being produced by the epithelial cells is on the lumen lining. this screen here is the edge of the lining and we can see here the blue nucleus of the cell, this is really key here, this red colour shows us the nucleus. this new technique means they can watch in real time how cancer changes or kills ourselves and then observe how new drugs might fight the cancer off. i think the real potentialfor this is personalised medicine. imaginei this is personalised medicine. imagine i go into the hospital and i have a disease, i can take cells from my body, grow them in the lab in this beautiful 3—dimensional environment that is mimicking nobody, then we can test drugs on my body without effecting me at all, and develop the best possible
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therapy for me. they have made a gut, next they want to grow a rain so gut, next they want to grow a rain so they can connect the two organs up. now, we know that there are certain diseases like alzheimer's disease, parkinson's disease, which are affected disease, parkinson's disease, which a re affected by disease, parkinson's disease, which are affected by bacteria in our gut but how are they doing that, we do not know. and if we had this simple way to study that, it would really advance understanding in that field tremendously. in theory, they could goa tremendously. in theory, they could go a whole body of organs, so the new technique could be used to find treatments for a range of human problems, from cancer to crohn's disease to allergies, the city, asthma or depression. animal testing you do like this, the less you have to do on animals. richard westcott, bbc news, cambridge. fascinating, isn't it? now it's time to get all the latest from the bbc sports centre. hello, i'm tulsen tollett and this is sport today, live from the bbc sports centre. we start with the news that manchester city of move back to the
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top of the premier league after 2—0 win over cardiff city. first half goals were enough for the win, which ta kes goals were enough for the win, which takes pep guardiola's sider pointe—claire of liverpool with six games remaining. they played really well. we started well. in three or four minutes, we got to chances and a magnificent goalfrom kevin de bruyne and yeah, we played really well. u nfortu nately, we we played really well. unfortunately, we missed a lot of goals, so we had to score clear goals, so we had to score clear goals, so we need it. eve nters eventers have wrapped up the stereo title after napoli were beaten 2—1. ——juventus. giovanni di lorenzo scored the decisive goal less than 10 minutes into the second half, meaning juventus are 18 points clear at the top and could wrap the title up in the next two games. bayern munich as you to the german cup semifinals after telling 5—2 win over a second—tier team.
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the winner from the penalty spot in the 84th minute as bayern look for a record—extending 19th title, joining rb leipzig, werder bremen, and hamburg in sunday's draw for the last four. now to tennis and the third seed aryna sabalenka now to tennis and the third seed aryna sa balenka battled now to tennis and the third seed aryna sabalenka battled back from a set down to defeat kozlova. at one set each, the belarussian stormed into a 5—1 lead in the decider only to let her opponent back into the match, but the 20—year—old recovered to seal victory and will now play reigning olympic champion monica puig next. with the women's world cup looming large on the horizon, friendly games are taking place around the world over the next few days with the host france taking on japan over the next few days with the host france taking onjapan late on thursday. japan finished third in the shebelieves cup earlier this year, but injune, they'll be hoping to replicate what they did at the 2011 world cup, when they went on to win the whole tournament. things are hotting up in the nba as the weather gets better and the play—offs come closer.
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the golden state warriors will be hoping to increase their lead at the top of the western conference, as they take on the la lakers later on thursday. they'll be hoping that kevin durrant stays on the court, after he was sent off against the denver nuggets on tuesday. history will be made in the coming hours when scott and kylie henry become the first husband and wife to compete against one another in a professional golf tournament when they play at the jordan open. it's an innovative event which features players from the european challenge tour, staysure tour and ladies european tour, but kylie is taking it all with a good sense of humour, posting on social media about being outnumbered in the colour—wearing stakes. red is a power colour. now, you can get all of the latest sports news at our website. but from me, tulsen tollett, and the rest of the team, that is your thursday sport briefing.
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a cleanup operation to recover containers blown from a ship off the coast of the netherlands has revealed the remains of 500—year—old trading vessel. —— of a. —— ofa. it's believed to be the oldest of its kind in dutch history and experts are calling it the "missing link" in 16th century ship construction. kathryn armstrong reports. searching the depths of the north sea, salvage experts on an unexpected mission to recover the remains of a 16th century trading ship. the discovery was made by accident, during a search for containers that were blown from a cargo ship off the dutch coast injanuary. translation: the solar images looked exactly like this one, so we thought we had found containers again. however, closer inspection revealed that what had actually been unearthed was a processed piece of maritime history. —— unearthed was a priceless piece of maritime history. translation: the boards on the outside of the ship were put side to side, not like roof tiles
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overlapping, they formed a smooth skin, and this is the oldest example we know of. the ship was owned by one of europe's richest families and is thought to have been travelling to antwerp, belgium's major trading port, when it sunk. onboard was an estimated five tons of copper. translation: copper was the aluminium and the stainless steel of those days. in the 16th century and the later period, it has been used for a lot of things, but it is very likely that these round disks were used to build kettles. while most of the wreck remains on the seabed for now, divers hope to visit the site over summer. kathryn armstrong, bbc news. now, let's have a look at our talking point for today, cinema versus netflix. this is very much the discussion point on social media today because of course, dame helen mirren gives netflix a bit of short
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shrift at an event called cinema—con in las vegas, where basically she talks about how you cannot beat sitting in the cinema when it comes to seeing films and she talked as well about the fact that watching films on streaming services at home is devastating for people who want to make films for the big screen. so we ask for your opinions on this, the cinema versus netflix. we have heard from quite a few of you. charlie who watches us in colorado says living in the us, i would rather watch a movie on my own big screen at home then sit in a movie house with everyone texting and paying for stale popcorn with fake butter. that does not bode well for that cinnamon the charlie goes to. obviously they have not a good popcorn. we have got ian who says that sometimes it is down to price, two tickets to a cinema can set you back at least £20, you can watch a film on netflix forjust £10 a month and of course, they talk about the fantastic choice. others say netflix make really good films, of course one of them got an oscar nomination
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this time around. i will be back for business briefing injust a moment, so business briefing injust a moment, so do stay with us. good morning. for many of us on wednesday, it was a classic day of april showers. some of them quite heavy, some of them with hail mixed in there, but there was also some lengthy spells of sunshine, as you can see by this weather watcher picture from sheffield. others were up for a slightly different flavour to your weather. it was cold and some snow even at lower levels in parts of scotland and northern england for a time and it was pretty windy, and that made it feel potentially quite warm. there is a potential for some snow over the next few hours, during the early part of thursday, but in a slightly different area because the low pressure that brought the snow, that's drifting its way north
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and west and that's where we could potentially, with any elevation, see some snow. across the high ground of wales, there is likely to be a few centimetres, maybe some slushy deposits at lower levels. we could see a little bit of wet snow maybe into parts of the west midlands, but circulating around that low pressure, there'll be bands of showers first thing on wednesday morning. elsewhere, a relatively sunny start. we'll have some rain just drifting its way westwards across scotland, easing during the afternoon. underneath that low pressure, we keep the showers, and still not a particularly warm day, seven to 10 degrees. but that area of low pressure continues to drift its way south—west and it's loosening its grip somewhat, and also the wind direction is changing. so we're starting to see it pushing in from the south—east and that will introduce something just that little bit milder across the country. and by friday, you should start to see and feel the difference in the story. so yes, we could start off with some showers still, where that low pressure is into the south—west of wales and across to northern ireland, but some of those
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showers should ease in intensity and frequency as we go through the day, and elsewhere, it will be dry with some sunshine, and as a consequence, a degree or s0 warmer. ten to 13 degrees is the overall high. that sets the overall trend really as we move into the weekend, we still maintain this kind of easterly flow coming across the near continent, slightly milder air, the only problem is as it's pushing across the north sea, that is quite a lot of moisture, so we could potentially see a little more in the way of cloud for the weekend, 00:28:33,115 --> 2147483051:51:01,272 but as you can also see, 2147483051:51:01,272 --> 4294966103:13:29,430 noticeably milder and drier for all.
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