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BBC News
Jul 11, 2017 7:00pm BST
trade along the new silk road, bridging the gap between east and west. in less than a decade, china has built twice as much high—speed rail as the rest of the world combined. hello, i'm in new york, kristian is in london. it now looks possible that donald trump's campaign didn't knowingly cooperate with people from russia. the e—mails have been —— did knowingly cooperate. the e—mails had been released and show a direct line from donald trump eyes inner circle to moscow. the e—mail exchange was with this man, rob goldstone, a music publicist and former tabloid reporter who was arranging the meeting was up mr goldstone represents the russian pop star emin agalarov. his father is this man, a russian oligarch who teamed up with donald trump in 2013 to take the miss universe pageant to moscow. he is close to present pitt and stop —— close to president putin. donald trump jr, jared kushner and paul manafort all attended the 2016 meeting with the russian lawyer. you can see there are the direct link between the three men and moscow. trump junior claims he link between the t
BBC News
Jul 6, 2017 7:00pm BST
rift between china and the us on how to deal with it. also: the man who led the british inquiry into the iraq war speaks out. sirjohn chilcot tells the bbc the former prime minister tony blair was emotionally involved in the argument and relied more on beliefs than facts. and: it's a beach day for the leaders of israel and india. we'll tell you why they are hitting the waves. i am katty kay in washington, christian fraser is in london. there is a monument in krazinksi square in warsaw that commemorates the polish uprising of 19114, which liberated the city from nazi occupation. a classic triumph of good over evil. today donald trump stood in front of that monument to evoke a new struggle — the battle for western civilisation. and it that moment the american president committed himself to standing with europe. the fundamental question of our time is whether the west has the will to survive, do we have the confidence in our values to defend them at any cost? do we have enough respect for oui’ cost? do we have enough respect for our citizens to protect our borders? mr trump also cle
BBC News
Jul 10, 2017 7:00pm BST
special report on the trillion dollar project linking china and europe. with no other country offering a big idea right now, this is the most ambitious bid to shape our century. hello, i am katty kay in washington, christian fraser is in london. the donald trump's son, his campaign manager and his son in law, talked to a well—connected russian in a meeting billed as a chance to get damaging information about hillary clinton. thejune 2016 meeting is the first evidence that people in donald trump's inner circle did talk to russians with the intention of getting dirt on mrs clinton. donald trump jr has now confirmed both the meeting and its agenda. so is this meeting evidence of collusion? or was it simply a chance for some legitimate opposition research? and how damaging is it to the president? all questions for congress and the special prosecutor who are investigating ties between the trump campaign and moscow. it doesn't help the trump family that the meeting is only coming to light now because of press reporting, and that donald trump junior had to change his story about it over the
BBC News
May 1, 2017 7:00pm BST
will not be happy. and i can tell you also, i don't believe that the president of china, who is a very respected man, will be happy. if pyongyang is worried, it is not showing it. today it vowed to go ahead with the nuclear test at any time and at any location. this all comes two days after north korea test fired another of its growing family of ballistic missiles. the fifth test this year. meanwhile the uss carl vinson carrier battle group has finally arrived in waters off the korean peninsula. the huge ship and its escorts are a very potent symbol of america's military might. but what are they here to do? president trump is not giving many clues. ijust don't want people to know what my thinking is. so eventually he will have a better delivery system and if that happens, we cannot allow it to happen. for the first time the us president acknowledged the terrible consequences that could result from a military strike against north korea. massive warfare with potentially millions of people being killed. that, as we would say, trumps trade. tensions are now higher than at any time sin
BBC News
Jul 13, 2017 7:00pm BST
reaction to the election result. is china's new silk road an opportunity or a liability for the countries it travels through? today the road takes us to poland where farmers are looking east — hoping their products can find a new enormous pool of consumers. china could be a big new market for european milk but it is a long and complicated journey to the breakfast table in beijing. plus, we're about to sign off for the summer — but not before taking a whip through some of the wilder stories that have shaped the past six months. i am katty kay in london, christian fraser is sitting next to me. it is day 175 of the trump presidency and it is high time we were in the same place. two others sharing the same stage today emmanuel macron and donald trump. it's the fourth time they've met and each time it's a study in body language and temperament. because, these two men could not be any more different. mr macron, the globalist, liberal, the youngest french president of modern times. mr trump now the oldest american president, nationalist — but on the world stage, nowhere near as p
BBC News
Jun 29, 2017 7:00pm BST
house. the president recently suggested china's attempts to put pressure on pyongyang has failed. so what is the right way forward? nobody wants to consider a military option but one is being prepared nonetheless. what we see now is really two fundamental things have changed. one is the threat is much more immediate now and so it's clear that we can't repeat the same approach, failed approach, of the past. and the second is the recognition that previous approaches have not worked and so the definition of insanity would be to continue to do the same thing and expect a different result. tonight donald trump will meet the new south korean president moon jae—in at the white house. the two countries are closely aligned. there are over 20,000 american troops on the korean peninsula. both men want an end to north korea's nuclear programme but they disagree on how to get there. and in recent months the alliance has been strained. and joining us now is christopher hill, who formerly served as us ambassador to south korea and is currently dean of the international studies school at the u
BBC News
Mar 16, 2017 7:00pm GMT
—— transpacific trade war. china's expanding middle—class love fresh fruit and us firms have set up here to grow and sell in china. it reckons there is also a place for its california strawberries, so next month they will be flown in and they will be pricey. part of the reason for that is the import duty. china adds 14% on fresh strawberries from the us. the prospect of a hike any time soon could squash sales. we would be concerned, from the standpoint of oui’ concerned, from the standpoint of our our product could be affected by any type of trade. issues between oui’ any type of trade. issues between our two countries. but certainly for us our two countries. but certainly for us what we can do is continue to focus on premium, that- best focus on premium, that is the best thing that we can do to ensure that the consumers are going to q thing that we can do to ensure that the consumers are going my the consumers are going to paym is not just the consumers are going to paym is notjust the china ambitions of fresh fruit that could be at fresh fruit that could vbe'al-trs'takeazllll.
BBC News
Apr 17, 2017 7:00pm BST
? china signed off last year or two of the toughest security council resolutions we have had, one cutting off cold to the north koreans which of course they desperately need. it is still not working. first, i think desperately need. it is still not working. first, ithink there desperately need. it is still not working. first, i think there is a fundamental question of whether sanctions even well imposed and well supervised sanctions are going to be ona supervised sanctions are going to be on a fast enough train to catch up to where the north korean nuclear missile programmes are. i think there is a big question of whether these sanctions can work. that said, i would say china has not done as much as they could. i think they are beginning to comply, they are beginning to comply, they are beginning to comply, they are beginning to look at how to dying i the financial sector, but it is important to understand china have increased their trade with north korea even in these last few months. and think it is important where china is going with this. i think anyone listening to what beiji
BBC News
Feb 21, 2017 7:00pm GMT
will love to hear that. china says it opposes action in the south china sea which undermines its sovereignty. the statement was issued after a us aircraft carrier and its support group began patrols in the contested south china sea. a foreign ministry spokesman said china "respects the freedom of navigation and overflight all countries enjoy under international law" but opposed countries "threatening and damaging" its sovereignty under this pretext. a british man who died carrying out a suicide bombing for the islamic state group in iraq was formerly held in guantanamo bay. is released this photograph of abu—zakariya al britani smiling as he drove to his death. he set off a car bomb at an army base near mosul on sunday. the bbc understands his original name was ronald fiddler, a 50—year old who was held in guantanamo for two years. donald trump is preparing an executive order to lift a ban on coalmining on government land. it's one issue the president has been clear and consistent on — he wants to cut regulations and bring back coaljobs. in fact, one of the first pieces of
BBC News
Mar 8, 2017 7:00pm GMT
rivals to the north korean leadership. still in the region, china is warning of a looming crisis between the us and north korea. the chinese foreign minister wang yi asked reporters in beijing if the two countries really are ready for a "head—on collision". mr wang is proposing pyongyang suspend testing of missile and nuclear technology and, in return, the us and south korea should stop their annual joint military drills — which consistently infuriate the north. there've been violent clashes between police and protesting farmers in the greek capital athens. riot police fired tear gas at demonstrators, who rallied against tax rises. some of the farmers used wooden sticks and shepherd's crooks to push the authorities back and to smash police vans. the cia's job is to steal other people's secrets. but the agency seems to find it very difficult to keep its own. yesterday wikileaks published over 8000 documents which laid bare how the agency is hacking smartphones and digital televisions. and none too surprisingly — a number of the big tech firms whose products have allegedly be
BBC News
Apr 24, 2017 7:00pm BST
american battleship in the korean peninsula, working hard to get china on board but other nations as well to accept that there needs to be a tougher stand against north korea going forward. he had a phone call with angela merkel and brought up north korea. 100 days. president trump produced a plan before he came to power for produced a plan before he came to powerfor his produced a plan before he came to power for his first hundred days and now he says the first hundred days don't matter. my theory is that the things he spoke about most are the ones where he has achieved the least and vice versa. what he spoke the most about was building the wall and mexico paying for it. look at his most mexico paying for it. look at his m ost rece nt mexico paying for it. look at his most recent tweets, mexico will pay for the war will eventually after some negotiation, possibly. health ca re some negotiation, possibly. health care reform, couldn't get that through, that is going nowhere it seems. the ban on muslims, locked in the courts. but he has his supreme court pick through, many conservative
BBC News
Apr 11, 2017 7:00pm BST
weapons. they are protected by china. and so i think the trump administration cannot believe that somehow one size fits all and that one policy can be transferred to an entirely different problem. in fact probably a much more dangerous problem, the problem of north korea with nuclear weapons. 0k, nick burns, thanks very much forjoining us. this is what sean spicer has had to say. russia is on an island with it comes to its lack of acknowledgement of what happened, and the facts are on our side and the actions of syria are reprehensible and russia have been partial to several international agreements that syria is not holding up to and also russia needs to hold up to. the president has been clear with his stance towards russia and we are going to be very forceful, as will rex tillerson during his visit, to make sure that we let russia know that they need to live up to the obligations they have made. one of the issues we haven't discussed is what would happen if assad wasn't there. if the russians stepped aside and let the war play out. 0ur security correspondent frank gardner is he
BBC News
Feb 6, 2017 7:00pm GMT
countries will say, that is his view and we need to react. if it is china or north korea, how will he respond ? it isa will he respond ? it is a thing that worries countries away from the us, let me tell you. there are other leaders watching these tweets very closely. here in the uk, the speaker in the house of commons, john bercow, has said he would not wish president trump to address parliament. the speaker told the commons the president's views on immigrants and women were to him unacceptable. it looks like he has overstepped his mark. i would not wish to issue an invitation to president trump to speak in the royal gallery. i conclude by saying to the honourable gentleman this. we value our relationship with the united states. ifa relationship with the united states. if a state visit takes place, that is way beyond and above the pay grade of the speaker! however, as far as this place is concerned, i feel very strongly that our opposition to racism and sexism, and our support for a quality for the law, and an independentjudiciary, are hugely important considerations in the house of
BBC News
Jan 23, 2017 7:00pm GMT
idea that america has been taken for a ride, on trade deals, nasdaq, china. also nato. america's allies traditionally have not paid enough on their defence bills. ithink have not paid enough on their defence bills. i think this underlines his worldview. america has done too much since the second world war to support allies and friends and in return has had a bad deal. he will now change all of that. and yet you look at his approval ratings and the are some of the poorest approval ratings of modern times. he has to get himself on the front foot. used from the press c0 nfe re nce , on the front foot. used from the press conference, sean spicer was laying out all these big business leaders coming to them. presumably, behind closed doors, they are really saying this is aboutjob creation. yes, that speech he gave on friday was a speech all about jobs. what governor brewer did not mention is that trade is not the big issue here. the big issue in americanjobs is automation. by some estimates, it is automation. by some estimates, it is for 21. computers have lostjobs —— fourto is for
BBC News
Jan 25, 2017 7:00pm GMT
, we have to deal with russia, with china, with north korea, with cyber attacks, there are a lot of threats facing the united states. it seems to me to be a huge waste of time to divert attention to some of this effort is talking about when frankly his attention ought to be devoted to how do we counter our adversaries in the world. thank you very much forjoining us. he said it would be a mistake to go back on some of the things appearing in this report today. and very damaging to the united states image. i would think a lot of people in europe are nervous about the idea of rendition again and these black cop sites around the world. this is going to be controversial if indeed president trump really is thinking of reviving either the black sites or enhanced interrogation techniques. you heard mr panetta there, and there is a big split in the administration because you have the new director of the cia mike pompeo and the secretary of defence james matters, both saying they do not think torture works and this is the way america should go. so how is donald trump going to square those thi
BBC News
Jun 26, 2017 7:00pm BST
. president trump has put a lot of stall and personal relationships will stop racing to improve with china and these two are quite some, they are nationalists, populists, how do you think that might influence the relationship? they are populists but they are quite different personalities i think. by minister modi is very different from president trump ‘s they appear to have different areas of focus, we would began in the segment was a potential clash between make america great again and by american and by minister modi‘s signature. you‘re not sure whether whether there will be an clash or an ability to find convergence. fenn street is an area we will find some convergence. it is good to be interested , convergence. it is good to be interested, the trump effect on other countries around the world. ahead of the meetings, donald trump used twitter to call narendra modi a true friend. it is truly does have taken very well to social media. donald trump as such 2 million followers, narendra modi has 31.|j need to up my game, 32 million. followers, narendra modi has 31.|j need to up my game
BBC News
Mar 7, 2017 7:00pm GMT
missile system in korea. it is designed to shoot down incoming missiles. china warned it would take unspecified action against it over fears that the system ‘s radar would see deep into its own territory. a post—mortem into the death of the singer george michael has found that he died of heart disease and a fatty liver. the singer—songwriter, who sold tens of millions of records around the world, was found dead at his home in england on christmas day. and an incredible picture to share with you. this comes from australia where a sydney ferry worker captured the moment a giant wave hit his vessel as it battled through a storm. amateur photographer haig gilchrist posted the picture to instagram, and it's been a social media hit ever since. idid not i did not think it was real. back injanuary munira ahmed became the face of resistance to the trump administration. the image of her wearing a hijab made from the stars and stripes of the american flag was seen in marches across the us and around the world. that's despite the picture being taken more than a decade ago. we've been spea
BBC News
Feb 9, 2017 7:00pm GMT
relationship, another sign that the balance of power is shifting to china not america. they have a friend in the white house? we will have to see. the president is coming tomorrow. —— the prime minister is coming tomorrow. they will be on the relaxed setting of a golf course on saturday, when i can talk about what has changed in the structure of both of their economies. toyota, nissan, honda, lots of japanese car—makers have invested in the united states. they are partand invested in the united states. they are part and parcel of the american economy. it is partly what mr trump has to understand as he begins to think about how to talk to japan about the future of our economic partnership. just a quick one, because we are out of time, but we hear thatjustin trudeau is coming from canada on monday. mr trump's supporters say they have got a lot of people on the one at the moment, they are making efforts to make sure they are making efforts to make sure the deals are being done. they are close allies with the united states, as well as economic partners. mr trudeau said he would b
BBC News
Mar 6, 2017 7:00pm GMT
the company has decided instead to sell the european region off and focus on north america and china, very profitable market for the company. and to reinvest a ny market for the company. and to reinvest any future money as in new technologies. that is the argument they have given and part of the promised to shareholders is to return more money to them. this was pa rt return more money to them. this was part of delivering on that. think psa would look to use a double to make a push into the united states but of course they have got to deal with donald trump who already has threatened german manufacturers with a 35% import tax. i think threatened german manufacturers with a 3596 import tax. i think if you are in the car industry you're looking long term so at the moment yes there is concern about selling cars in the united states from overseas but specifically we are seeing donald trump critical of car—makers, american car—makers actually, producing cars in mexico and bring them across the border into the us. long—term though it remains to be seen. how big a market there is for 0
BBC News
Feb 7, 2017 7:00pm GMT
those who've been to address parliament, we've had the america kuwait, xi xinping of china. kuwait are allowed to address parliament but not your president. that's what you call a double standard. this is an individual who is obviously playing games and not acting in the best interests of his country. very briefly, i wanted to ask you, you are also involved in financial services, there has been a big business backlash against this travel ban, what are you hearing? business leaders are generally in favour of legal rational immigration. 0ur organisation hasn't taken a formal position but many business leaders are concerned or opposed in their individual or corporate capacity is. thank you for coming in. if you follow mr trump's twitter account, you'll know that when the president is awake, he usually has a view on something. and this morning, it was this: that is a reference to mr trump's comments on fox news on sunday about president putin being a "killer", and the other part of that tweet is of course his rising frustration with iran — and the nuclear deal that was signed by his
BBC News
May 3, 2017 7:00pm BST
him. we have seen and they do more for him. we have seen this in china in particular, the importance of personal relationships to donald trump and he stressed his ability to build relationships with xi jinping. it will be interesting whether he talks about the personal relationship also with malouda bass. imagine it worked with malouda bass. imagine it worked with his business dealings and we will see if that translates into politics and it is about how well you could build up personal relationship or not. in just four days the french will chose their next president — and a high stakes tv debate tonight between marine lepen and emmanuel macron may help voters make their decision. for two and a half hours the candidates will be questioned on their policy positions as the voters make their choice. 0ur correspondent thomas fessy is in the city of troyes — once a bastion of france's old textile industry and now crippled by industrial decline. hejoins us now. if we put this in metaphorical terms, what macron is doing tonight effectively in this tv debate is walking across a carefully
BBC News
Jun 8, 2017 7:00pm BST
engaging effectively with north korea and with china in a way that would help keep them safe. there is a question about our continued leadership role in the world. some is based on things that president trump said as a candidate, some of this is based on things he's said as president and some is based on the general observation that this ongoing investigation is taking up more and more of the time and energy and space here in washington. i will say that in both places in singapore at the regional security conference there and at halifax at a north atla ntic there and at halifax at a north atlantic security conference, all of oui’ atlantic security conference, all of our allies with whom i spoke were eagerfor the our allies with whom i spoke were eager for the states to continue its strong role and to continue to invest in alliances and partnerships. i was part of a bipartisan delegation to reinforce oui’ bipartisan delegation to reinforce our thanks for the long and special relationship we have with the united kingdom and with many other important allies around the world. senator, it
BBC News
Jan 31, 2017 7:00pm GMT
parties are. while donald tusk is talking today about the existential threat from america, china and russia, it is within their mist. it is the rise of these populist parties which is the threat. and many are having arguments which are similarto many are having arguments which are similar to the once donald trump has had aboutjobs, similar to the once donald trump has had about jobs, about similar to the once donald trump has had aboutjobs, about immigration, about youth unemployment. —— ones. these arguments are the same in europe and that is why they are proving so popular. one argument which is different and something that divides trump and his party and those parties in europe, and that is their belief in government and the state. trump came to power largely ona state. trump came to power largely on a rejection of government and the idea of state intervention. many of those parties are not running on that. marine le pen is not running against the french state or the intervention of french government. that idea, we are still europeans, we still like government and we still
BBC News
Jun 27, 2017 7:00pm BST
detention in china in 2011. this week he's here in washington promoting one of his most significant works — 176 lego brick portraits of people he describes as freedom fighters. the installation is on display at the hirshhorn gallery where jane o'brien caught up with him. ai weiwei came up with the idea for trace, a sprawling portrait project, when he was incarcerated by the chinese authorities in 2011. he uses lego bricks to create pixelated images of 176 people he considers to be prisoners of conscience or free activists. they have strong beliefs, they are very brave. in most circumstances they know they could lose their life. they have lost all they have. most of the people you portray here have been in prison by repressive regimes. but some of your portraits are of people who have been imprisoned in the united states. how do you think visitors will react to that? for many visitors it would be a surprise. very often we think we're living in free world, or a free society. i think this is shallow thinking. so i include chelsea manning, who is so brave, for me. like most of ai weiw
BBC News
Jan 24, 2017 7:00pm GMT
super power, china, asserting today its "irrefutable" sovereignty over parts of the south china sea. a clear warning to the white house. day two of week one, president trump is stepping up the pace here in washington. the oil and car sectors were both in his sights today. mr trump is urging a new strategy for two very prominent american industries. the new administration is making big changes to america's stand on both energy and the environment. this morning, the president signed two executive orders to move ahead on a pair of controversial oil pipelines, known as the keystone xl and dakota access. both had been stalled by the obama administration because of environmental concerns. senatorjohn barrasso from wyoming is part of the republican leadership and he sits on the energy and the environment committees. i spoke to him a brief time ago about these new executive orders and president trump's busy first couple of days. it looks like these signings this morning on the pipelines, thatjobs are going to win. i believe it is not one or the other, i think we can have clean air, clean water
BBC News
Jul 12, 2017 7:00pm BST
world in china now, in india, in the kind of objectives that president macron himself has. what we've done in the uk, where we've cut emissions by 40% since 1990, as we've grown by 60%. this is the growth story and it's a very attractive one and that's the most important point i think to get across. some interesting thoughts. a quick ta ke some interesting thoughts. a quick take from that which is keen to get across, first america was not forced into this and second—best they said they were on target. the target was not imposed on them as president trump seems to suggest and thirdly within the paris agreement they can change the targets. so why pull out of it. that was the argument of barack obama and when he pulled out they said it is crazy, we could have been negotiated the existing deal. i think donald trump did not want to be part of that big international deal, he does not like that kind of international pact. i spend a good deal of my day watching the twitter feed of president trump. and it keeps me busy. but yesterday — competing for attention — was the twitter feed
BBC News
Jul 5, 2017 7:00pm BST
plane today, he sent out eight weeks than in china for not doing enough on north korea. it reads, trade between china and north korea grew almost 40% in the first quarter. so much for china working with us. but we had to give it a try. in an hour, the us security council will meet for an emergency session. so far, but russia and china have resisted american pressure. meeting in moscow, the president is called for north korea to suspend its ballistic missile programme. in return, they want a moratorium on military exercises by the united states and south korea. the us responded by doing just the opposite and carried out their own tests on the korean peninsula. so how does britain fit into all of this? the british defence secretary michael fallon heads to washington tomorrow to meet with top defence officials and his us counterpart. a little earlier, he spoke about that trip and the message you will be taken when it comes to north korea. the only thing the americans are talking about at the moment when it comes to security is north korea. the us could never accept a nuclear armed north ko
BBC News
Apr 13, 2017 7:00pm BST
nato — it's obsolete. i said it was obsolete — it's no longer obsolete. and on china... we can't continue to allow china to rape our country, and that's what they are doing. china is a currency manipulator. what they have done to us by playing currency is very sad. but since his meeting with president xi last week, he's now saying, "they're not currency manipulators". here are some other donald trump u—turns. .. when it comes to the us economy he is now considering re—appointing the fed chairjanet yellen. last year he said she should be "ashamed" of what she was doing to the country. he is now embracing the export import bank, a govt agency he said should no longer exist. and in the middle east, no more foreign interventions, no more regime changes, was the pledge — ditched last week after the chemical weapons attack in syria. that went up in smoke quite literally, and again today with the bomb in afghanistan. what do we make all of this? how will supporters respond ? what do we make all of this? how will supporters respond? we are joined by ronald christie, republican stra
BBC News
Apr 27, 2017 7:00pm BST
didn't know before you went there? i had just gotten back from being in china meeting with the premier there being in china meeting with the premierthere in being in china meeting with the premier there in beijing. being in china meeting with the premierthere in beijing. so i've been focused on what's happening in korea. i've been to japan as well within the last week or so. i was very interested to share with other senators the fact that the threat is real. the fact that all options are oi'i real. the fact that all options are on the table and the goal really is a nonnuclear korean peninsula. the threat is very real. we see increased ability of north korea to develop nuclear weapons and to deliver those weapons. we see it with changes in their rockets it was a valuable briefing to attend i'm happy it was done at the white house including the entire senator. the statement that the white house put out after all of the senators left last night excluded mention of a military option. that is seen as toning down the rhetoric. do you think that's a good idea if the white house now, k
BBC News
Apr 25, 2017 7:00pm BST
we have to let china to find north korea and see if it works. i don't know if it will work, but if they put more sanctions on china, coal exports, while exports reductions, that might help. that seems to be pa rt that might help. that seems to be part of the trump administration strategy, and it's what he says he told xijinping, chinese strategy, and it's what he says he told xi jinping, chinese entities have got to enforce these sanctions all we will take action against those chinese entities. but china's interest in north korea not the same as the united states, and at some point could diverged. that's right, andi point could diverged. that's right, and i believe giving china some incentives, it seems president trump is doing that, not naming them currency manipulators. maybe some trade benefits, maybe some other cooperation we don't know about. instead advised china to help us. because in the past they haven't helped us. they like the turmoil on the korean peninsular because it causes problems for the united states. they don't want north and south korean unification, they don't
BBC News
Apr 28, 2017 7:00pm BST
different. all pass towards north korea go through china and the most significant thing about it from presidency is his attempt to bring the chinese president on board to intensify the pressure on the north koreans to play ball a little more. for the moment, thank you very much. i heard the chinese foreign secretary speaking today talking about upholding security council resolutions, he does not talk about unilateral sanctions which is what the white house wants. and that is why the what the chinese to put more pressure on the north koreans. you were talking tojohn there and when he mentioned arms sales year in the united states during the 0bama presidency i was told last night we should watch the share prices of american defence contractors because any time anyone within the administration talks about a strike on north korea we see those share prices take a hike. while we wait for donald trump to address the nra let's look at another area of the country. donald trump won the 2016 election in the rust belt. in states like 0hio, where the frustration of industrial decline has been fest
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Jun 21, 2017 7:00pm BST
about china and north korea, the president sent out a tweaked last night, i think we can put it out, suggesting a shift in policy. this of course in the wake of the us it dying in a coma. is there a change on policy? it was strikingly undiplomatic in trying to criticise china in not being able to bring around the north korean regime. there are more effective ways of communicating concerned are trying to increase the pressure. picking up the telephone and calling the chinese president or sending an ambassador to have a chat. to do it over twitter and a part of the world we re over twitter and a part of the world were face is very important seems quite counter—productive. i don't think it marks a shift but i think the united states has no alternative but to rely on china. thank you for coming in. prince philip has been admitted to hospital as a precaution, he is receiving treatment for an infection and officials say it relates to a pre—existing condition. he is due to the buyer from public pre—existing condition. he is due to the buyerfrom public duty pre—existing condition. h
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Jan 30, 2017 7:00pm GMT
out. we had a state visit from the president of china a few months ago and china is not exactly a democratic country that respects human rights but it was crucial in order to advance the united kingdom was my interests and influence china in its behaviour. if that is true of china it is to be at least as true when you're dealing with someone who whatever we think of them, and i have no admirer of mr trump, but he is the democratically elected president of the united states. is the democratically elected president of the united stateslj understand no us president has been offered a state visit in his first year of office. because previous presidents were already established political figures. we are dealing with somebody who nobody expected to be president. this is a crucial period for trying to get some opportunity to be able to influence his decisions both now and over the weeks and months ahead. clearly, a state visit of the kind that is proposed bills on what has already been achieved by theresa may in her meeting in washington. the united kingdom has an opportunity to influenc
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May 2, 2017 7:00pm BST
antagonise china, as well as pyongyang. maybe there is a twin strategy, over the weekend, president trump called kim jong—un a smart cookie, even said that he would meet with him if the conditions were right. joining us to discuss the rising tensions, the former us defence secretary under the clinton administration, and now bbc world affairs analyst. great to see you. when donald trump says he would be honoured to meet kim jong—un, that was a pretty odd use of the word...! jong—un, that was a pretty odd use of the word. . .! if you jong—un, that was a pretty odd use of the word...! if you -- had to -- it is not a word that you use with kimjong—un, to it is not a word that you use with kim jong—un, to say that you are willing to meet with president kim jong—un, 0k, willing to meet with president kim jong—un, ok, you can say that, under certain conditions, but take that word out of it. he is not entitled to be referred to as an honourable individual. if there was one word donald trump would take back, it would be that. in terms of strategy, can we reconcile on one side the d
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Mar 23, 2017 7:00pm GMT
injured came from 11 different countries, including the united states, china, france and germany. they were taken from westminster to hospitals across london, including here, at king's college. undergoing treatment for a fractured leg is 19—year—old travis frain. he was with fellow politics students on a field trip to parliament when he was hit head—on by the car. he was pictured as emergency crews stretchered him away from the scene. waiting for news inside the locked down parliament building was his tutorfrom edge hill university. she told me today that travis is doing well. he's been checking his facebook. lots of messages from other students wanting to know how he is. clearly, he's not well, but he's dealing with it and he's staying as cheerful as he can. another school trip caught up in the chaos. three students from this school in brittany were injured. two of them are reported to have suffered serious fractures. the french foreign minister travelled to london to visit them. it's a new tragedy. i wanted to stop first, to say a message to the british people. a message of sol
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May 29, 2017 7:00pm BST
previous year. china was quite a way behind the us, but still with a total of $215 billion. then there's a big drop to russia, which spent a total of $69 billion on its military. saudi arabia spent almost $61; billion, which was 23 billion less than in 2015. and in 2016 the uk‘s military expenditure was 5a billion dollars. something we have talked about that is interesting is the size of america's military budget and the fa ct america's military budget and the fact that between us, we almost know no one who serves on it. it's remarkable. at the head of world war ii,12% of remarkable. at the head of world war ii, 12% of the remarkable. at the head of world war ii,12% of the us remarkable. at the head of world war ii, 12% of the us population was serving in the armed forces. today it is less than half of 1%. so many people serving our military in america yet so few people it seems in the circles that i'm moving know who they are. i have a handful from high school and one from law school and that's it. as we look at the fallen and look at the people who are willing to give the ult
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Feb 27, 2017 7:00pm GMT
presence in, you know, key international waterways, the likes of the south china sea. that is a strange strategy for a man who has talked about america first and looking internally, putting a much bigger footprint on the foreign stage. i welcome that i think you're talking about a rebalanced to asia which the last administration began, you need a greater area of naval presence in the pacific, in the indian ocean near the persian gulf. at some point quality doesn't substitute for quantity, so there is a case for increased defence spending. it often matters as much or more on what you spend, how you spend it. one big problem is congress getting involved in wanting to make sure that every aeroplane shows up, getting built in 45 states, it might not be the most economical way to build an aeroplane, but it is the best way to protect the programme. the feud between mr trump and the media keeps growing. on friday several news organisations, including the bbc, were excluded from a white house press briefing. then on saturday the president announced he wouldn't be attending the white hou
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Apr 10, 2017 7:00pm BST
of chinese entities that it would impose secondary sanctions on, i would like to think that china has said they would take action against chinese entities that are breaking us law, and maybe the us is giving them time to ta ke and maybe the us is giving them time to take action against the chinese by laters, and if that doesn't occur, then i think president trump will be willing to impose secondary sanctions unilaterally using us law. we have spoken about leveraging how you get this level it, but when you are dealing with the north koreans, they have put out a statement that they have put out a statement that they are prepared to go without electricity and food because in their view this missile programme guarantees their survival. it is impossible to negotiate with a country like that. we have seen any number of times that we have tried negotiating, we have tried aid international agreements, there have been any number of attempts at engagement and they have all failed, and so right now country to perceptions that north korea is the most heavily sanctioned on earth, thatis most heavi
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Apr 6, 2017 7:00pm BST
not much love lost but they have urgent issues to deal with. the president has long cast china as the villain for stealing american jobs. will donald trump and xijinping find middle ground? it could be a challenge given mr trump's aggressive anti—china rhetoric which rallied his supporters on the campaign trail. we can't continue to allow china to rape our country! amidst a cloud of controversy, the congressman heading an investigation into russian interference in the us election announces he's stepping aside. on this vote, the ayes are a8, the nays are 52. the decision of the chair does not stand as the judgment of the senate. the us senate goes nuclear. republican senators have voted to change the rules so they can confirm president trump's nominee for the supreme court. also today: one week before turkey votes on whether to give president erdogan greater powers, we have a report from his hometown. they call it the weekend white house. we'll take a look through the keyhole of tthe presidential retreat, mar—a—lago. hello, i am katty kay in washington, christian fraser is in
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Apr 3, 2017 7:00pm BST
solve north korea's nuclear threat whether china helps, or not. more gentle diplomacy back in washington — president trump welcomes egypt's president al—sisi — his first official trip to the united states. we are very much behind president al sisi, he has done a fantasticjob and a very difficult situation. also today — there will be no armada heading to gibraltar. the british prime minister restores some calm, laughing off the diplomatic row over the rock, which would always be resolved through dialogue. jared kushner arrives in iraq. the president's envoy and son in law is quickly becoming one of the president most trusted lieutenants. i'm katty kay in washington, christian fraser is in london. today we start in russia, ten people have been killed in an explosion between two underground stations in st petersburg. president vladimir putin said all causes, especially terrorism, were being investigated. the head of russia's national anti—terrorist committee says another explosive device was later found and made safe at ploshchad vosstaniya station. st petersburg metro
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Jul 4, 2017 7:00pm BST
the united states. the launch draws quick condemnation. president trump calls on china to act and end this nonsense once and for all. the european commission president unleashes on the european parliament for failing to show up, and threatens to not return. the wall of the old city in raqqa has been breached by allies there are only a few members who can control the commission. you are ridiculous. i will never again attend a meeting of this kind. the wall of the old city in raqqa has been breached by allies of the us led coalition as they advance against so—called islamic state. and to mark america's independence day we will take you to meet the presidents, 43 of them, in one small corner of virginia. welcome to 100 days plus. i'm christian fraser in london. katty kay is off today. 30 minutes. that is how long it would take for an inter—continental ballistic missile to reach la from north korea. there is no consensus on how far pyongyang has advanced in developing such a weapon. 0r whether they have the capability to arm it with a nuclear warhead. but some experts suggests the typ
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Jun 1, 2017 7:00pm BST
more. today, the top ten greenhouse gas emitters make up over 70% of total emissions, china overtook america as the world's biggest emitter in 2007. for more on the announcement, we can speak to barbara plett usher will he keep his campaign pledge to the important constituency, the blue—collar workers in the industrial heartland, who believed his rhetoric that the climate accord is killing theirjobs. more widely to republican constituencies who believe it is a bad deal and puts them at economic disadvantage. does he listen to everybody else backing him to stay in the accord? international allies, the un head, the pope, large parts of the business community in america, some white house advisers, even his daughter are worried about the possibility of removing the americans from the accord, not least because of the environment, but also because of the environment, but also because the benighted states would because the benighted states would be isolated. and its global leadership will be affected. there has been some discussion of possible middle ground, not completely pulling out, bu
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Feb 13, 2017 7:00pm GMT
donald trump does the right thing at the moment, so i appreciate that. on the relationship with china in the context of north korea, you think america hasn't got a particularly good dealfrom the america hasn't got a particularly good deal from the chinese over north korea. what do you think the trump administration could do differently with beijing? clearly beijing has not helped us. i have never felt that they have wanted to because they want that instability in east asia. what do we do? i think sending a ballistic missiles cooperative agreement with south korea, with japan, would get beijing's attention. they do not wa nt beijing's attention. they do not want this kind of geopolitical move on our part and i think we have to proceed with that. then it is careful negotiations between the us and china, which i do think president trump has corrected a bit by forgetting about taiwan, saying we have one china policy, but we haven't started out well with china, we have said we will impose all kinds of tariffs on them, kind of a competitive warlike atmosphere that we seem to have generated fro
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Apr 26, 2017 7:00pm BST
un not to his knees but to the table. russia and china do not seem to respect international agreements they have signed up to. well among those us senators on his way to the white house is democratjeff merkley from oregon. hejoined me from capitol hill just before he left. what do you expect from this rather unusual visit that the senators are making, you included, to the white house for this briefing. well i certainly hope to hear an overview of the strategic plan and an understanding of the gravity of the situation. an understanding that we are ina situation. an understanding that we are in a situation that if not carefully monitored and planned and executed could be spiralling out of control. so this conversation needs to include dialogue with china and oui’ to include dialogue with china and our allies and with the united nations. the white house has been ratcheting up the language at least against north korea in the last couple of weeks. do you think there isa couple of weeks. do you think there is a risk that america might paint itself into a corner, might actually e
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Jun 19, 2017 7:00pm BST
, australia and china, all of the big economies overseas, which will account for 100% of the growth in this country. staying in the customs union while leaving the eu would be the worst of both worlds because the eu would have a say over oui’ because the eu would have a say over our trade deals. they had to come here today looking in charge of their brief and yet the politics at home tells us there is an awful lot of discussion to be had in the house of discussion to be had in the house of commons. indeed and i do not think there is a majority in the house of commons for leaving the customs union. it is not as easy as dan portrays. not only are you outside your main export market, you also need to make new agreements with the rest of the world to replace the agreements we currently have with the european union. many of those were negotiated with the leverage of the world's largest market. we got concessions from other countries that way. if we come along and say, can we have the same please? there is no guarantee... the halfway house is unsatisfactory. do we have in norway deal where
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Apr 19, 2017 7:00pm BST
attention to north korea now and china says it's seriously concerned about pyongyang's nuclear programme — but — is opposed to talk of action that could raise tensions on the korean peninsula. china's foreign ministry spokesman was probably referring to comments made by the american vice president, mike pence injapan earlier today. addressing troops on the huge american aircraft carrier, the uss ronald reagan, mr pence told troops stationed there to be ready. at the destruction of the president of the policy united states will be continue to work diligently with japan, our allies across the region, china and the wider world, to bring economic and diplomatic pressure to bear on the regime in north korea. we will do so until they abandon their nuclear and ballistic missile programmes. as all of you know readiness is the key and use the instrument of american policy should know, all options are on the table. mike pence addressing the naval staff on the ronald reagan — all options currently on the table but i would say katty that if you are trying to convince people of your r
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Jun 20, 2017 7:00pm BST
pressure on north korea, it is not working, they'rejust ignoring it. china has put in a little more pressure than they have in the past but they need to do more, they need to step up. they need to realise that there is turmoil in the korean peninsula and it is not an interest from these missile tests destabilise the region where they want to be paramount. they should also be concerned about the human rights case, right on their own border with otto warmbier. notjust their own border with otto warmbier. not just because he's their own border with otto warmbier. notjust because he's an american but because the north koreans take these prisoners, they detain these individuals and use them as bargaining chips. possibly torture. mishandle the whole situation. china needs to step up more than they have. they've not done enough and they are the major lever we have with north korea because they give food and fuel, energy assistance, economic assistance, coal and oil, they can do a lot more and the international community should step up international community should step up on china. but al
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May 16, 2017 7:00pm BST
north korea's closest ally china, has demanded that pyongnang put a stop to the tests. here in the uk — the leader of the labour party, jeremy corbyn, has officially launched the party's general election manifesto. the programme includes plans to re—nationalise the water companies, as well as the railways and the uk's postal service. the labour party says the pledges will be paid for by more tax on businesses and higher earners — some of the details were leaked last week. and just to say, viewers in the uk can get up to date with all the events in the general election campaign in the election wrap, which follows one hundred days plus. that's on the bbc news channel, from 7:30 across the uk. you're watching 100 days plus from bbc news. still to come for viewers on bbc world news — we will continue our examination of donald trump's meeting with russian officials in the oval office — former defence secretary william cohen will be here to tell us what this means for national security. and we will look at ford's plan to cut 10% of its global workforce. that's still to come on 100
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Jun 7, 2017 7:00pm BST
somehow pivot away from the european union and do more trade with china for example or india. thank you very much. all week we've been looking ahead to the of former fbi directorjames been looking ahead to the of former fbi director james connolly. been looking ahead to the of former fbi directorjames connolly. his full opening statement has been published a day ahead of that. he said during a phone call on the 30th of march president trump asked him what could be done to lift the cloud of the russia pro. he has also said donald trump told again during a dinner, i need loyalty. laura bicker joins me now. let's go to michael flynn and that meeting in the oval office which has been much written about and whether 01’ been much written about and whether or not james comey wrote been much written about and whether or notjames comey wrote a memo straight afterwards saying there was pressure put on him by donald trump to drop the investigation into michael flynn. who of course was a former national security adviser and had to be fired after his meetings with russian ambassadors was disclosed
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Feb 14, 2017 7:00pm GMT
foreign policy issues iran, china and israel, he has already gone back on it. he is getting a dose of diplomatic reality. that is all from us for today. we will be back at the same time tomorrow and meanwhile you can follow us on social media. goodbye for now. goodbye for now. hello. this is bbc news. the headlines. donald trump's national security adviser mike flynn has resigned. it follows allegations he mislead colleagues over contact he had with russian diplomats. the brother of north korean leader, kim jong—un, is reported to have been assassinated, in the malaysian capital, kuala lumpur. inflation has reached its highest level for two—and—a—half years, largely due to rising fuel cost. an update on the market numbers for you — here's how london's and frankfurt ended the day. and in the the united states this is how the dow and the nasdaq are getting on. the half—brother of north korean leader kim jong—un has been killed in malaysia. kim jong—nam, who was 45 was targeted at the airport in the capital, kuala lumpur. a source has told the bbc, poison was involved in
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