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BBC News
Dec 27, 2016 5:00pm GMT
china, the economic powerhouse, will it continue to perform? we've gathered together some of the biggest experts in the world to ask them their opinions on the year ahead. let's start with america and the big unknown, a new president who does not come out of the box marked conventional, or predictable. what will donald trump's policies be on things like global trade, on relations with china, and thay huge fiscal stimulus of tax cuts, investment and infrastructure he has promised the world's largest economy? he doesn't have a track record in politics... analysts say the markets have so far given mr trump a big thumbs up, rising to record levels. the new president has promised higher growth and he is being taken at his word. they have decided to focus on the drugs, bring on the fiscal stimulus, tax cuts, possibly corporate tax cuts. and we actually think those things are likely to come. again not as much as trump is talking about although of course the us economy probably needs three times that much spending on its crumbling infrastructure. and when it comes to political risk, comp
BBC News
Sep 4, 2017 5:00pm BST
". the views of this man are very important, china's president. north korea's only ally. he had a summit of world leaders upset by the nuclear test. he and russia's president putin have promised to deal appropriately with their rogue neighbour. as the us reminds the world that nuclear weapons are an option here, the focus once again at an emergency un meeting will be on sanctions, economic pressure. the talk now, though, in south korea, is of beefing up the military options. with new evidence the north may launch another missile test soon, the signs are this is becoming more about missiles than meetings. robin brant, bbc news, seoul, south korea. just to tell you a couple of lines coming through. reaction coming through all the time. vladimir putin saying that the north korea crisis can only be resolved through diplomacy and talks. that's what we're hearing from the kremlin. the crisis can only be solved through diplomacy and talks. well, the un security council is meeting now to discuss further sanctions against north korea. the us ambassador addressed the emergency meeting in new york.
BBC News
Jun 2, 2017 5:00pm BST
, in brussels, the eu and china have beenjoining forces, to send a message to the world that they stand by the paris agreement. from brussels, our correspondent damian grammaticas. in the fight against global warming, and just hours after donald trump retreated, enter new leaders — the eu and china. apart from the us, these are the world's other two economic heavyweights, prompted by president trump to act in concert. what we're seeing here with this joint reaction to donald trump's statement is striking, not just for the swiftness, but also for the message it sends, at a time when the us under president trump is withdrawing from global leadership on climate change, instantly the eu and china are stepping in to take up that mantle. it's a striking global change which could herald a decline in us influence. so at this special summit in brussels, the eu and china are making a joint declaration, they will not abandon the paris agreement, the opposite. they're committed to it. today we are stepping up with china. which means today, china and the european union are aligned on the nee
BBC News
Apr 10, 2017 5:00pm BST
rail—freight service from the uk to china sets off on a 7,500—mile journey, gci’oss seven countries. it's 5pm. our top story is that the funeral service has taken place for pc keith palmer, who was stabbed to death outside the houses of parliament during last month's terror attack at westminster. thousands of police officers from across the uk lined the route of the funeral procession, through central london to southwark cathedral. pc palmer, who was 48 and married with a five—year—old daughter, was guarding an entrance to parliament when he was stabbed by khalid masood. keith palmer's finaljourney began at westminster, close to the spot where his life was taken. and here, in this great historical setting, the most—prominent floral tribute to number—one daddy brought home what this day was about. a five—year—old girl who will grow up without her father. keith palmer was also a husband, son and brother. unarmed and unthreatening, pc palmer was murdered by khalid masood because of the uniform he was wearing and the place he was helping to protect. the cortege wound its way
BBC News
Apr 3, 2017 5:00pm BST
america will "solve" north korea's nuclear threat, with or without china's help. the spanish foreign minister says he's surprised by the tone, of some of the comments, coming from britain, concerning gibraltar. the financial watchdog says credit card firms must do more to help millions of customers unable to clear their debt. it's five o'clock, our top story is that at least nine people are dead, after an explosion on the st petersburg metro. another 50 have been injured, according to russia's national anti—terrorist committee, which also said a second device had been found and made safe. officials said there was a single blast between two underground trains in st petersburg, where the metro system remains shut down. president vladimir putin, who was in st petersburg for a meeting with the leader of belarus, said the cause of the blast was unclear, but the russian prime minister dymitry medvedyev has now claimed it was a terror attack. richard galpin reports. in the immediate aftermath, passengers turned to the dead and injured who have been laid out on the station platform. while
BBC News
Nov 9, 2017 5:00pm GMT
visit china is trying different strategy. a charm offensive. and the us seems smitten. our meeting last night was absolutely terrific. our dinner was beyond that. our relationship has already proven to be a great one. my feeling towards you is an incredibly warm one — as we said, there is great chemistry. in place of mr trump's old china bashing, there was admiration for the way it has exploited the huge trade imbalance. right now, unfortunately, it is a very one—sided and unfairone, but, but, i don't blame china. after all, who can blame a country for being able to take advantage of another country for the benefit of its citizens? i give china great credit. watching this bromance back home, trump's core supporters might wonder what happened to the promises to be tough on china? critics will say that with a bit of wheeling and dealing on business and the pomp and ceremony of a state visit, the chinese have flattered him into submission. the two presidents watched as the us and chinese companies signed an number of trade deals. but on issues of substance, market access, copyright the
BBC News
Oct 16, 2017 5:00pm BST
acts. let's talk about the human rights situation in china. since president xijinping came to power in 2012, hundreds of chinese citizens have vanished. one of those is gao zhisheng, a prominent human rights lawyer who spent three years in prison and who activists say has endured years of abuse under virtual house arrest. in a memoir he wrote in secret, gao says the human rights situation in the country has now deteriorated to an unprecedented level. his daughter grace is in london this week to raise awareness about her father's case and the wider human rights situation in china. and grace gao is here with me now. thank you for coming in. you are on a visit to tell people about your father's situation. when did you last see him? we've lead china in 2009, january the 9th was the last timei 2009, january the 9th was the last time i saw my father. eight years ago. and when did you last have contact with him? almost two months ago. was that the conversation on the phone? yes, but it's a little tricky because they kept my father ina tricky because they kept my father in a really remote vill
BBC News
Jul 5, 2017 5:00pm BST
diplomacy and it's expensive. china's president xijinping presented the two giant pandas at a ceremony attended by german chancellor angela merkel. they are on loan to berlin zoo at a cost of 800 thousand pounds a year. only a dozen or so countries have ever been loaned pandas by china and as our correspondent johny dymond reports, it's hoped they will symbolise closer ties between the two countries. they may look friendly, but do not get too close. china's loan ofjiao qing — "darling" — and meng meng — "sweet dream" — comes from the global superpower, with a price. it is worth paying attention when germany and china meet these days. germany is europe's undisputed leader. china's surging economic power is turning into global political muscle. the chancellor and the president are meeting before the world's 20 biggest economies get together in berlin. once it might have been america around the table. but germany wants chinese help in propping up a world order destabilised by change in washington. and china wants open markets to sell into and allies it can rely on. transl
BBC News
Jul 6, 2017 5:00pm BST
angela merkel? will it be china? russia? there are many fundamental questions being raised and we will see some of them answered in the coming days here. but before we look at that in the detail let's consider what's been an extraordinary day, donald trump choosing to go to poland before coming here to hamburg. as the trump motorcade earlier rolled into warsaw the american president found a country where his populist views on energy, immigration and political correctness are widely admired and shared. after talks with the polish president donald trump hailed the first export of american natural gas to poland, a deal which could reduce poland's dependency on russian energy, and there was rare direct criticism of moscow over tensions in eastern europe. america is committed to maintaining peace and security in central and eastern europe. we are working with poland in response to russia's actions and destabilising behaviour. with as many as 5000 american troops based in poland, donald trump repeated his demand that it was past time for other members of the nato alliance to get going,
BBC News
Oct 6, 2017 5:00pm BST
government does ban on ivory sales, britain willjoin the us and china, who have made similar commitments recently, a move that could help save elephants from extinction in many parts of africa. pallab ghosh, bbc news. i'm joined be john stephenson, ceo of stop ivory. are you pleased with this government move, this plan? we welcome very much what the government have set out to achieve. and the conditions of the consultation that they have set out. they very much meet the requirements that millions of us have been campaigning for for requirements that millions of us have been campaigning forfor a long time. the devil will be in the detail. we'll see what emerges from the consultation. what the government has set out is welcomed by us. in terms of elephant poaching, extraordinary numbers of elephants are dying. i read 55 african elephants a day are dying. there was a great elephant consensus done last year, so the numbers are pretty exact. at any one stage, those numbers can go up and down, but if you draw a line from the 18th century to today, there is not much longer to go, and that line
BBC News
Jun 1, 2017 5:00pm BST
facing mounting pressure from the eu and china, to help the world cut greenhouse gases. the boss of british airways' parent company, has defended the airline's handling of the recent computer failure, that left passengers stranded around the world. i think the team at british airways has done everything possible to get ba back flying a full schedule as quickly as possible and tickets for the manchester bombing tribute concert, sell out in just 20 minutes. it's five o'clock, our top story is that the brexit debate has moved back to the heart of the election campaign, with both labour and the conservatives insisting they offer the best approach to the upcoming negotiations. in a campaign speech in north yorkshire, theresa may said britain could look forward to a brighter future outside the eu. she insisted she had a clear plan for the future unlike labour. jeremy corbyn told supporters in basildon in essex that the conservatives' approach was reckless and had left britain isolated. here's our political correspondent leila nathoo on how the parties are pushing their brexit messages. sh
BBC News
Jan 2, 2017 5:00pm GMT
a big corporation behind us and we make entertainment that sells across the world. i mean, china, consumers in china buy our games, consumers in brazil, all these emerging markets are exciting for us. roughly 200 people work here from across europe. but one thing strikes me. i can't help noticing a lot of men, very few women. is it getting any easier for women to get into the games industry? yes, i would say so. me growing up, i would not have even dreamt about getting into games, but for the last ten years it seems like the doors have been more open. especially for women. two months later, we returned to rebellion to find out what they have done with my face. i suppose it is a good likeness. what happens next? we will take this high resolution model and we will put it into the game and we will see what you look like in that. 0k. so i'm a goodie, am i? yes, you are currently the hero of the sniper elite series. i have been transformed into an all action soldier. in in the world of video games, anything is possible! ‘sand ‘s and bring his new persona into work. restaurants caf
BBC News
Dec 28, 2016 5:00pm GMT
much more spectacular than rajan‘s trip to china back injune — where he got to explore some amazing destinations that even the guidebooks don‘t seem to know about. 500 square kilometres of sandstone and minerals, the dazzling colours were formed by water erosion. they were created during the same geological shift that formed the himalayas some 80 million years ago. as spectacular as the rainbow mountain range is, what is almost as incredible is that until the turn of the millennium, hardly anybody in china, let alone the rest of the world, had even heard of it. and that is an unlikely story in itself, which begins at this man‘s house. one day, a photographer passed by mr lei as he was carrying out his normal farmer‘s chores. so before 2000, then, no one recognised that this was a beautiful natural wonder? soon, other photographers latched onto this undiscovered gem, and their photos caught the eye of famous film director zhang yimou. he shot a remake of the coen brothers film blood simple here, and its success in china made the mountains famous. that was rajan there getting of
BBC News
Oct 24, 2017 5:00pm BST
. china's ruling communist party has written the name of the president xi jinping into its constitution — a step which appears designed to confirm his status as the most powerful ruler since chairman mao. at the closing of the country's highest political gathering — the five—yearly communist party congress — delegates voted unanimously to add mr xi's "thought" to the party's guiding principles. 0ur correspondentjohn sudworth sent this report, from inside china's great hall of the people. 0n the closing day of its week—long congress, china's ruling communist party had a message for the world. it is marching in lockstep behind xijinping. inside the great hall of the people, he was presiding over his own immortalisation. "those in favour," he asks. "and those against." with not a hand in sight. "none", comes the chorus of replies. "approved." applause and with that, xi jinping is given his own brand of thought, the first leader since chairman mao to have it written under his name into the party constitution. despite the arcane language and the unreformed political sy
BBC News
Jan 3, 2017 5:00pm GMT
correspondent, and here‘s what to look out for in 2017. china will once again be heading for the moon. after the success of their robotic lander in 2013, they‘ve decided it‘s time to go back. this time, though, their rover is going to grab some moon rock and then bring it back to earth. this sample return mission could help china to lead the way in lunar mining. in the united states, the sun will put on a spectacular display. in august, from the west coast to the east, a total solar eclipse will be visible, moving across the whole of the united states. it will be visible to an estimated 12 million people. so fingers crossed for clear skies. we‘re gonna cancel billions in payments to the united nations climate change programmes. and in 2017, all eyes will be on donald trump and global warming. he once tweeted that climate change was ‘a hoax‘, and during the election, he said he‘d pull out of the paris climate deal. no—one yet knows what he‘ll do. while he‘s recently met with climate campaigner al gore, he‘s also just appointed several key cabinet members who‘ve ex
BBC News
Jun 22, 2017 5:00pm BST
travelling in china to ta ke decided while travelling in china to take what was supposed to be a quick trip across the border with tour group. this footage was taken in the days before his arrest, playing with local children in the snow. danny gratton from staffordshire was in the same tour group and had shared a room with him in north korea. the same tour group and had shared a room with him in north koream the same tour group and had shared a room with him in north korea. it has left an indelible mark on me. he was such a lovely garden to sink in such a young lad who has gone on the adventure of a lifetime and his life is over, it is hard for me to believe. it's surreal, i find is over, it is hard for me to believe. it's surreal, ifind it very upsetting and i have spoken to a lot of people on the tour and we are all absolutely devastated. north korean officials now say he had been ina coma korean officials now say he had been in a coma for more than a year, claiming it was because he had contracted botulism. american doctors say there is no evidence of that. look at otto, beautiful a
BBC News
Mar 28, 2017 5:00pm BST
with china and other big trading nations. britain will have to renegotiate that. because once it comes out of the eu, then what do you do you? do you go to china and say, we want the same with the european union and now call it the united kingdom instead of the eu, he may or may not do it. but if they say, let's renegotiate, then british companies would lose their markets. so britain is the bigger loserfrom that. but the european union is also a loser. it's not a threat. the other threat that britain could become a tax haven. it would be absurd to think they european union will agree to free—trade, with a nation that is a tax haven with the purpose of drawing tax away from it. so the big companies coming to britain than you can export to the european union. it's a nonstarter. let yet another layer of complexity. it all starts to tomorrow. hopefully we can have you back with your perspective. hopefully i can say i was wrong. we shall see. thanks for joining us. a royal marine — who was sent to prison for killing an injured taliban fighter in afghanistan — has been told he will be
BBC News
Sep 21, 2017 5:00pm BST
announcement made by china to take action on the... let‘s leave that for now, but we will come back. could be more interesting comments to come, that is south korea‘s president moon, and president trump partly talking about sanctions on north korea and in particular dealing firmly with anyone who wants to trade with north korea. that is something we have heard from president trump before. you will remember his extremely strong language to the un general assembly earlier in the week about the situation in north korea. that‘s one reason we are interested in this conference particularly. may well be more to emerge after questions, in particular. we will keep an eye and see what other comments president trump makes about the situation in north korea. just while we were listening to those comments, we have some news from scotland yard. a 21—year—old man arrested in connection with the parsons green attack in west london has been released from custody with no further action. this is all in light of the device that partially exploded at parsons green station in west london, recentl
BBC News
Nov 13, 2017 5:00pm GMT
china as its economy expands. our environment correspondent, matt mcgrath, is at the conference in bonn. according to scientists, 2017 will be one of the three warmest years on record, with the impacts of increasing heat felt right across the world. the key task for the 20,000 delegates and negotiators in bonn is tackling the root causes of these rising temperatures — emissions of carbon dioxide. for decades, these rose strongly on the back of china's rapid economic expansion but, in 2014, and for the next two years, these emissions stalled. scientists wondered if a global peak had been reached. however, today's figures show that levels of carbon are back on the rise. it's so urgent that the emissions decrease rapidly. it's absolutely urgent. people don't realise emissions need to disappear, essentially, for the warming to stop. and there's only one way to do that, and that is to develop the policies, the actions and technologies and use them so that our emissions decrease everywhere. many delegates here have been surprised by the reported rise in co2 emissions in 2017, partly at
BBC News
Apr 6, 2017 5:00pm BST
jinping of china. mr trump has said he believes the summit, at his golf resort in florida, will be very difficult. relations have become fraught with mr trump's views on trade and the north korean nuclear programme. 0ur correspondent, barbara plett, usher is at the resort of mar—a—lago. train horn blares muscatine, iowa, the pearl of the mississippi. it's an old industrial town in the american heartland, a brief stopping point for mark twain... and more recently, for another famous visitor. xijinping has friends here. he met them during an agricultural research trip as a young man 30 years ago, and returned for a reunion shortly before he became president. this is the house where he stayed? yes, and i think he had not home—stayed before. i'm certain he hadn't home—stayed before! and he ate around the breakfast table... the chinese leader got a taste of american life by staying with a local family. then, the bedroom was filled with star trek toys. now, the house has been turned into a museum aimed at promoting us—china ties. i think xijinping has great presence, and when h
BBC News
Feb 27, 2017 5:00pm GMT
model is already selling well in china, but competition in a market where all smartphones look much the same is tough. so perhaps it was smart to look back as well as forward. by bringing out this truly iconic device, which has got bags of nostalgia, for many people it was their first mobile phone, it catches their attention and people will know nokia is back. but will the new and old nokia appeal to the phone—buying public? maybe with my parents that would work, but i don't think with our generation that that would be something people would be interested in. i would switch my apple phone for that thing. reporter: even if it couldn't go on the internet? no internet? no. 0h! well, then, ithink i will change my mind! and here's another phone trying for a comeback. this is the blackberry keyone, launched by a chinese firm which has licensed the brand. two once—great names making an unlikely bet that they can be big again in our mobile future. rory cellan—jones, bbc news, barcelona. the past six weeks since donald trump was inaugurated has been marked by tensions between the new presi
BBC News
Mar 27, 2017 5:00pm BST
on the first day of the china open in beijing. he was docked a frame in his opening match against sean o'sullivan for a ‘logo issue' — he still won the match 5—3. world champion mark selby lost the opening frame of his first match to the pole adam stefanow — but made a break of 126 to go 11—3 up, and in the last few seconds sealed the match 5—3. that for the moment is all of the sport and you can keep up to date with all of the stories on the website. i will be back with plenty more, i will have a full update at half past six. welcome to bbc ask this — where all this week we'll be putting your questions to the bbc‘s editors ahead of the triggering of article 50 by theresa may. on wednesday, the formal start of the brexit talks. you can send in your questions. or you can text asks. by the way, thank you very much for the questions we have had, quite a pile of them. i will put them to our economic said at her. with me is our economics editor kamal ahmed. lots of questions. i will try and a nswer lots of questions. i will try and answer them. some of you have named an
BBC News
May 8, 2017 5:00pm BST
believes that because of the us and the trump administration, because of russia and china, we need a strong europe. a strong europe which keeps values but also puts forward the values of solidarity and generosity. pleasure to talk to you, thank you very much for speaking to us. we also have a very nice view of the arc de triomphe. despite all the lively celebrations we saw last night, when emmanuel macron greeted his supporters after the result was declared , and despite his very decisive margin of victory, there are revealing trends among those who voted for him in yesterday's run—off against marine le pen. there is in some quarters a real sense of voting against le pen rather than for macron, so to find out more , earlier today i went to one of the parisian suburbs to meet some parents at one of the manyjunior football clubs in the city. it is the annual bank holiday football tournament in this eastern suburb of paris. it typically diverse community on the outskirts of the capital. where the reaction on the terraces to yesterday's collection seems to be one more of relief than enthusias
BBC News
Mar 7, 2017 5:00pm GMT
assuming that the majority of it goes to vietnam and china particularly. 0k. basically, these criminals have got away with it so far. do you see this kind of thing happening again? our security measures are very good. and so, you know, it is unlikely that it would happen on a regular basis. having said that, when you have gangs breaking in who obviously armed and a very well organised... 0k, breaking in who obviously armed and a very well organised... ok, the line is breaking up a little bit. can use to hear me, david? a quick final question. no problem. this is incredibly sad that the white rhino isa incredibly sad that the white rhino is a conservation success and not long ago it was close to extinction. at the end of the 19th century there we re at the end of the 19th century there were only 30 individuals left in the world and there are now over 20,000 so it's a huge success story but that shouldn't make is complacent in any way. these animals are being slaughtered at an alarming rate and that's unsustainable. it's a substance made of keratin, the same thing which makes up fingernai
BBC News
Feb 15, 2017 5:00pm GMT
chinese are called chinese because they come from china. jews are called that because they come from judy. this is our ancestral homeland. —— from judea. palestinians not only deny the past, they poison the present. they named squares in honour of people that murdered israelis, and who also murdered americans. they pay monthly salaries to the families of murderers, like the family of the terrorist who killed a wonderful young american, stabbed to death while visiting israel. this is the source of the conflict, the persistent palestinian refusal to recognise any boundary, persistent rejection. that is why we don't have peace. that has to change. i wanted to change not only have i not abandoned these prerequisites, they have become even more important because of the rising tide of fanaticism that has swept the middle east and has also infected palestinian society. i want this to change. i want these prerequisites reinstated. but if anyone believes that i, as prime minister of israel, responsible for the security of my country, would walk into a palestinian terrorist state that
BBC News
Feb 1, 2017 5:00pm GMT
is a small town in china. i thought why not. let me go and try and do my best there. the funeral of the former england manager graham taylor has taken place in watford,where he had his greatest success at club level. taylor died of a suspected heart attack last month at the age of 72. sir alex ferguson, luther blissett and john barnes were amongst those who attended the service at st mary‘s church in watford. as much as we know that he is mr watford through and through. in was more interesting. notjust the superstars, to show how much people hold him in regard. the players who played alongside him and the people who knew him. a lot of people who we re who knew him. a lot of people who were there would not have known the graham taylor that we grew up with. the players were there because they we re the players were there because they were his children if you like. that‘s all sport for now. you can keep up to date with all those stories on the bbc sport website. i‘ll have more in sportsday at half past 6. thank you. let‘s get more now on the latest controversy to surround presi
BBC News
Jun 5, 2017 5:00pm BST
have collapsed during training with his club, beijing enterprises in china. 0ur sports news correspondent richard conwayjoins me now. richard, what more can you tell us about this sad event? bagnis breaking in the last few minutes about cheick tiote, as you say, he was playing for beijing enterprises, a chinese second division team, he moved there this year. he spent from 2010-2017 with moved there this year. he spent from 2010—2017 with newcastle united making over 150 appearances for the team. ina making over 150 appearances for the team. in a statement the club say their thoughts are with his friends and family. he is remembered on tyneside fondly, particularly for his one and only goal for the club, a thunderous volley for arsenal in 2011. cheick tiote passing away after collapsing in training, and his agent saying that thoughts are with his friends and family at the moment. cheick tiote passing away at the age of 30 years old. thank you for the latest on that, we will have more on that later in sportsday on 6:30pm as well. chelsea winger eden hazard will have surgery
BBC News
Jan 18, 2017 5:00pm GMT
because he said if the uk gets a deal with the us or china or india the eu may fall flat if they lose out on a deal. so a few friends as well for theresa may. our political correspondent, carole walker, is at westminster. we'll theresa may condemn boris johnson? i do not think so because that would create even more of a ferrari over the comments. you can sense a bit of irritation in downing street after those carefully crafted words yesterday from the prime minister, they will have been revelling in some of that newspaper headlines from that and then exasperation that borisjohnson has given the media some very different headlines in india. they're trying to play down the significance of it, downing street said they still have full confidence in the foreign secretary. a spokeswoman for the prime minister saying it was all hyped up by the media and boris johnson never spoke about the nazis and saying we should look to what reaction there has been from france. well, nothing yet. she went on to say it is not government policy to said to not mention the war but i think that some mps at wes
BBC News
Aug 7, 2017 5:00pm BST
foreign minister wang yi in manila. both countries voted in the new resolution against north korea. china says that even with sanctions, it wants a diplomatic solution to the problem. but the us says it's only open to dialogue with pyongyang on one condition. the best signal that north korea can give us that they would be prepared to talk is to stop these missile launches. at the gathering of southeast asian nations in the philippines, secretary tillerson is on a mission to get more countries to isolate north korea. sanctions have not worked in the past, though, and with pyongyang's fierce response, they are unlikely to work now. we need to be creating conditions where they are ready to come back to the table. and you are not going to create those conditions with unrelenting sanctions, with threats of war, preventive war, which is what we have heard from the trump cabinet in this last week. south korea is open to talks with its neighbour. the country's foreign minister kang kyung—wha made that offer again to her north korean counterpart in manila. but he's reported to have called seoul'
BBC News
Aug 9, 2017 5:00pm BST
rt fact working thanks to pressure in part from china and also the tougher sanctions imposed by the united nations at the weekend. and the aim of all this diplomacy is to bring pyongyang to the talking table, he says that is the ultimate goal. so a bit of a mixed message from the administration. and separately, news just in the last hour or so of an fbi raid on a property owned by a key ally of donald trump? that is right, this is just key ally of donald trump? that is right, this isjust been revealed that onjuly right, this isjust been revealed that on july the 26th the right, this isjust been revealed that onjuly the 26th the home of paul manafort, the campaign manager for donald trump during the election last year, was raided by the fbi who took away a number of documents. it happened the day after paul manafort appeared before a senate intelligence committee conducting an investigation into alleged russian meddling in the presidential election. so a clear sign that this investigation is not going away. and in spite of donald trump and his protestations that the fbi and special c
BBC News
Nov 15, 2017 5:00pm GMT
coalition. the west would have a choice to make. what it wants above all and what south africa and china and the business community want is stability, they want the economy rebuilt. his calculation and their calculation may be it is better to have that than pure democracy. they may go along with that, and to get the bailout they will definitely need if he becomes president.“ the bailout they will definitely need if he becomes president. if you we re need if he becomes president. if you were sitting in the foreign office what would your perspective be? pragmatism before principle, a hard one. my guess they will. great to talk to you, thank you very much. you can follow all the latest developments from zimbabwe as it happens on our website. you can get live updates, analysis and much more just go to bbc.co.uk/news. all of the links are there including all the latest developments and analysis. this is bbc news at five — the headlines. the army in zimbabwe seizes control of the country — but insists it has not staged a coup against president mugabe, who's said to be under house arrest. sco
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Aug 11, 2017 5:00pm BST
international calls, including from germany and china, for calm. tom burridge reports. as the war of words between america and north korea continues, the us defence secretary this week with his vietnamese counterpart, at a time when security in asia feels more fragile. the man in charge at the pentagon is emphasising the ‘d‘ word. i didn't expect all of you to come out here! you can see the american effort is diplomatically—led, it has diplomatic traction and is gaining diplomatic results, and i want to stay right there right now. the tragedy of war is well—enough known. it doesn't need another characterisation beyond the fact that it would be catastrophic. but the tone from the president was very different. his message to north korea's leader feels personal. he has said things that are horrific, and with me he's not getting away with it. he got away with it for a long time, between him and his family. he's not getting away with... this is a whole new ball game. in a tweet this morning, president trump said military solutions were locked and loaded should north korea act unwisely.
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Nov 8, 2017 5:00pm GMT
— the forbidden city — by president xijinping. mr trump is expected to use the visit to press china to do more to enforce sanctions on north korea, as john sudworth reports. at china's historic forbidden city, a meeting of the world's first and second most powerful men. but some are beginning to wonder which one is which. while president trump is beset by domestic woes and seen to be lacking a coherent foreign policy, president xi enjoys a tight grip on power and growing influence abroad. it is no coincidence that the visit starts here behind the walls of the old imperial palace, from a time when china had huge influence on the world's stage. the symbolism could not be clearer. china's time has come again. forget second place — president xi is seeking a new relationship of equals with his american counterpart. a few hours earlier, in the south korean capital, mr trump once again underlined his priority for this trip, the crisis in north korea. today, i hope i speak not only for our countries, but for all civilised nations when i say to the north, do not underestimate us. we call o
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Jul 4, 2017 5:00pm BST
programme. president trump tweeted, "perhaps china will put a heavy move on north korea and end this nonsense once and for all." president trump has already met president xi of china, and they meet again this week in germany at the 620 summit — with one man on their mind: kim jong—un — exulting in the achievement of his military sinensis, impervious to threats, —— in the achievement of his military scientists, impervious to threats, unresponsive to offers of negotiation, determined to preserve his own power. earlier this year, when the possibility was raised of north korea having a missile capable of hitting the us, president trump tweeted, "it won't happen." the question, though, is even louder now — how can he stop it? i think we've got beyond the stage where we can afford to just let this run any further. quite possibly we are only months away from kim jong—un achieving his objective. meanwhile, celebrations tonight in pyongyang. there is little that washington, beijing, seoul or anywhere else can do about it. stephen evans, bbc news, south korea. we can speak now to
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Apr 4, 2017 5:00pm BST
by russia and china, russia and china both stated that this was a very western oriented resolution. russia is wanting to protect its closest ally in the middle east, but i think it would be good for both russia and china to revisit their situation, because as isaid revisit their situation, because as i said earlier, i think there are long—term consequences if we do not deal with the issue of chemical weapons 110w. deal with the issue of chemical weapons now. richard guthrie, thank you for coming in. richard guthrie there with his thoughts. this is bbc news at five — the headlines: a suspected chemical attack in syria kills dozens of people —— most of the dead are civilians —— including children. in russia —— the number of people who died in the bomb attack on the st petersburg underground —— has risen to 1a. in northern ireland, a man who sexually abused a woman —— with a learning disability —— and held her captive for 8 years —— has been jailed. in sport sunderland say david moyes still has their full support despite the incident last month in which
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Mar 31, 2017 5:00pm BST
aircraft carriers will be commissioned. some of our major potential opponents like iran, china and russia are improving their capabilities day by day. we are not matching those capabilities, nor are we providing the technologies that are needed to suppress some of their systems. at a separate meeting today in brussels, nato foreign ministers are holding talks with the us secretary of state, rex tillerson. britain is one of a minority of member states which does meet its commitment of spending 2% of gdp on defence. right now, hundreds of british and other nato troops are in estonia and other areas bordering russia. part of an operation to counter russia's current aggressive foreign policy. this is a time when nato needs to be particularly strong. richard galpin, bbc news at lancaster house. this is bbc news at five — the headlines: the president of the european council at donald tusk rules out initial discussions on a future trade deal with the uk until progress been made on terms of separation. expect longer waits for hip and knee replacements and other routine operations. nhs en
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Aug 30, 2017 5:00pm BST
coincides with theresa may's visit to japan — she's urged china to put more pressure on north korea to stop its missile testing programme. but beijing said there's too much focus on sanctions, and not enough on peace talks. our first report is from yogita limaye, who's in the south korean capital seoul. this is the rocket that flew over japan on tuesday morning, according to north korean state television. this is the rocket that flew over japan on tuesday morning, according it's believed to be a hwasong—i2 medium—range missile, the kind pyongyang has threatened to fire at the us pacific island of guam. and north korea has said tuesday's test was the first step towards that plan. it's believed to be a hwasong—i2 medium—range missile, its leader, kim jong—un, monitored the launch and has ordered more such missile drills aimed at targets in the pacific ocean. the threat is very serious. the indication that there are going to be more launches came from kim jong—un himself, so it's definite, they are going to launch more missiles. we should take it seriously because north kor
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Apr 26, 2017 5:00pm BST
this is a rehearsal for invasion. china doesn't like them either. it wants the exercises stopped and for north korea to stop testing missiles and nuclear devices. it thinks that kind of moratorium, a quid pro quo, could be the basis for a deal. it's not likely to happen. right in the south of the peninsula, under cover of darkness, the us deployed an anti—missile system called thad, designed to shoot down north korean attacks. there were protests. local people fear the system will be targeted. in north korea, there were also war exercises. north korea has thousands of big artillery guns capable of hitting the south korean capital seoul. and the 25 million people who live there. stephen evans, bbc news, south korea. stephen evans with the latest in south korea. so, as we've heard, the entire us senate will receive a security briefing on north korea at the white house later. let's cross live now to new york and our correspondent nick bryant. just underline for us, when we talk about a security briefing for the entire senate, it's not something you see everyday. it really isn't. i've
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Jan 6, 2017 5:00pm GMT
if it's russia, or china, or somebody. it could be somebody sitting in a bed someplace. earlier this week, he appeared to support comments made byjulian assange, the founder of wikileaks, who has denied russia was involved in any hack. later he wrote on his twitter feed, the media lies to make it look like i am against intelligence when, in fact, i am a big fan. but then in another tweet, he has again questioned their judgment. "so how and why are they so sure about hacking, if they never even requested an examination of the computer servers. what is going on?" today, some of the most senior figures in us intelligence will brief him on what they know. i am hoping he is going to be respectful of the profession. respectful of the agency as well as the rest of the intelligence community and looking forward to a rather robust, if not sporty, discussion on this issue. and there has been blunt criticism of mr trump's approach from his political foes. for a president not to have confidence in, not to be prepared to listen to the myriad of intelligence agencies, from defence intelligence, to
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Sep 14, 2017 5:00pm BST
think china would ever agree to that? secretary johnson, china would ever agree to that? secretaryjohnson, on china would ever agree to that? secretary johnson, on iran, china would ever agree to that? secretaryjohnson, on iran, the french have signalled a willingness to supplement the nuclear deal to extend sunset provisions, did that come up in today's conversations and is britain open to such a suggestion? secreta tillerson, would the us be open to that as well? with respect to the un security council resolution and the president's view it was a small step, i share that view. we had hoped for a much stronger resolution from the security council. having said that, i think it does — it did accomplish a couple of things. one, a complete prohibiton on textiles which represents $700-$800 million export revenue to the regime. importantly the successful conclusion of yet another unanimous un security council resolution in and of itself i think does continue to send a consistent message to the regime in north korea and, importantly, to those who continue to enable north kor
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Feb 2, 2017 5:00pm GMT
us and with china. and they are not members of the eu. can i ask you about the climate. the political climate has changed. you're here representing the french republic in the united kingdom. what is your sense of the way it has changed? does it feel like a different country? some french people are reporting to me that some of them think they are less welcome than in the past. do you think that is true? we have reported some incidents. it is true that the climate is not the same. it's not the case with mp5 or journalists, because they are friendly, but the climate has changed. elections are coming up in france this year. i know i can't drag you into party politics because you're not allowed to do that, however, it's important to underline that there are many thousands of french people in the uk who will be taking part in that election? yes, for the time being there are 300,000 french in this country. and almost 100,000 are registered to vote. they are mainly in london, of course. we will open 54 polling stations altogether for them to be able to vote during those elections. w
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May 10, 2017 5:00pm BST
running a trade surplus with china. but if having a prize business asset like that on its doorstep really does much for erdington itself, well, there is precious little evidence of it here in and around the high street. it is one of the most deprived constituencies in britain, 63% of the electorate here have voted leave in the referendum. and for many voters here there is no doubt about the number one issue now. brexit, it is what happens now. now we know that it is actually going to go ahead and we have got a date. well, i think we should have more say in our government. the eu didn't give us that, did they? the election last week of a conservative midlands metro mayor sent out the clearest signal yet that some old political assumptions may need a rethink. walsall has two marginal labour constituencies. it voted for a tory mayor. those of us with long memories recall margaret thatcher telling her supporters exactly 30 years ago that they still had to win back the big cities. all but one of birmingham's ten constituencies are currently held by labour. this time, though, erdington is one o
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Aug 2, 2017 5:00pm BST
last event we did with him, a group of religious leaders from china, a couple of months ago, he was looking tired. but i think also you have to remember he has been used to having periods of time off. when you plan the royal diaries you do them in six month slots from january to june and do them in six month slots from january tojune and thenjuly to december and always we knew we could not block anything maybe before mid—0ctoberfor the not block anything maybe before mid—0ctober for the second part. not block anything maybe before mid—0ctoberfor the second part. so it is not as though he has never relaxed and he knows how to relax, i can tell you that having been with him ona can tell you that having been with him on a few relaxing moments. we we re him on a few relaxing moments. we were all watching him being saluted by the royal marines today and he looked incredibly spritely, walking with purpose and a stiff back. you wonder if it is just tiredness or if perhaps he's feeling, i have done this for such a long time, i want to do something else. i think primarily it is tiredne
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Aug 10, 2017 5:00pm BST
incentives? that is more likely. i think one of the key issues is the role that china could hopefully play in trying to ratchet down the rhetoric and tension. thank you for being with us. two and a half months on from the bomb attack on manchester arena, nine victims are still being treated in hospital. 22 people were killed and 116 were hospitalised in the suicide bombing by salman abedi on the 22nd of may. they included robbie potter and his partner leonora 0gerio, who were waiting to collect their daughters from the concert. the couple were in the lobby when the bomb detonated and have undergone extensive surgery to repair severe injuries from the shrapnel. 0ur north of england correspondent judith moritz‘s report contains images some viewers may find distressing. i remember everything about that night. we went through everything. it's night. we went through everything. it‘s probably only, but it feels like an hour. from a concert to a coma, this was robbie potter with his girlfriend, leonora, after the manchester arena explosion. they stood next to the attacker and lived to tell th
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Jan 24, 2017 5:00pm GMT
been stagnating in recent years, where as the real opportunities are in china, india, america, and we now have the freedom to negotiate our own deals which we have been unable to do until now, so i don't think there is a significant cost risk but there are substantial opportunities. mr whittingdale, thank you for talking to us. joining me now from westminster is the shadow attorney general shami chakrabarti. thank you forjoining us. broadly today, on the ruling itself, what do you make of it? thejudges today, on the ruling itself, what do you make of it? the judges have done theirjob, and i'm really sorry that out theirjob, and i'm really sorry that our seniorjudges have theirjob, and i'm really sorry that our senior judges have had theirjob, and i'm really sorry that our seniorjudges have had such a battering in parts of the media and by parts of our politics, they have just done theirjob, both the high court first of all, the divisional court, and then the supreme court. all they have done is uphold our constitution and the primary principle but it is parliament that is sovereign, a
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Sep 5, 2017 5:00pm BST
with china, where further sanctions would bite. but beijing is reluctant to cause any further waves yet. you could give people heading home here in seoul this evening for perhaps feeling a little bit confused. on the one hand they have seen images of their military preparing maybe for a confrontation. and yet they have a president here who has talked instead about a new round of economic sanctions. and now russia, not far to the north, has stepped in and labelled those useless and may be ineffective. as the around the chance of conflict increases, there was this injapan. a silent protest in hiroshima. a place where they know what nuclear devastation looks like. robin brant, bbc news, seoul. the brexit secretary, david davis, has told mps that discussions with european union negotiators have yielded "significant steps forward" in securing the rights of eu citizens living in the uk and british citizens living in the eu. the eu has claimed that the talks so far have failed to deliver "decisive progress." we are talking about the major legislative process that is now underway in parliam
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Jan 11, 2017 5:00pm GMT
, and china, and everybody. you said you believe that russia was responsible for the hacking of dnc e—mails. why did you spend weeks undermining us intelligence community is before getting the facts and then making a public statement. it is sad when intelligence reports are links to the press. it is first of all illegal. these are classified and a certified meetings and reports. i have many meetings with intelligence and every time i meet people are reading about it. someone is leaking it out. i thought maybe it was in my office, i have a lot of great people, maybe it is them. what i did,i people, maybe it is them. what i did, isaid people, maybe it is them. what i did, i said i will not tell anyone, i will have a meeting and tell no one about my meeting with intelligence. and what happened is i had by meeting, nobody knew, not even my executive assistant, rona. nobody knew. the meeting was held, they left, immediately the word got out that i had a meeting. i do not wa nt out that i had a meeting. i do not want that. it is unfair to the country, unfair to our country what has happ
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Apr 14, 2017 5:00pm BST
top of super league. i'll have more sport later. china has warned that "conflict could break out at any moment" as tension over north korea increases. foreign minister wang yi said if war occurred there could be no winner. adding to chinese unease, president donald trump said on thursday that "the problem of north korea" would be "taken care of". speculation has been growing that north korea may be ready to carry out its sixth nuclear test as soon as this weekend. the bbc'sjohn sudworth is in the north korean capital pyongyang — he's among a group ofjournalists who have been invited into the secretive country to witness the anniversary celebrations. he's been speaking to passengers on the pyongyang metro system. a trip to the pyongyang subway station is a classic stop on any foreign media trip to this city, with the giant soviet—style halls and the murals of the ruling family. but as this country prepares to celebrate its biggest national holiday and as those celebrations are taking place amid one of the periodic peaks in the crisis and tension that often defines north korea's r
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Jun 20, 2017 5:00pm BST
north korea is going to suffer, maybe china could help, they have leveraged over north korea. they should lean heavily on north korea not just to they should lean heavily on north korea notjust to stop their missile shots but also to disclose what happened in this human rights tragedy. do you think the current administration has the wherewithal to really try to influence the chinese in this area to get that result? this is the strategy of the trump administration and i think we should watch what happens. so far i think president trump has said he will not have china listed as a currency manipulator, some trade benefits. china has done little to put leveraged on north korea and they could do more. they have done a little bit since the president met with the chinese leader but not enough. it is a sense of all the commerce goes to north korea through china, they give them coal and oil, they should step up and so far they have not done enough. how much work will be going on behind the scenes now to try to release the three americans and the canadian? well hopefully a lot of work is bei
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Feb 7, 2017 5:00pm GMT
that the uk has in the future. we learned today that theresa may will be visiting china later this year? that's right. her spokesman today has said that this trip will be an expression of the close relationship between the two countries. 0ne close relationship between the two countries. one of the reasons that those who supported brexit for many, many years wanted to do so is because they feel it will be a liberation that this country can do deals with countries like india, trade deals with america and also with countries like china. the relationship between theresa may and her chinese counterpart didn't get off to the best start when she became prime minister, she put on hold the hinkley point power station deal which had a lot of chinese backing. she then did agree to that. she has now tried to cement that relationship very much by going to china on this visit. in the past she has talked about raising with the chinese things like human rights issues for example, which britain doesn't always agree with, i'm sure she will do that as well. but her critics will say that she is really
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