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BBC News
Jul 4, 2017 6:00pm BST
, china, to intervene. here's our diplomatic correspondent james landale. this is the moment that north korea says it became a major power. the launch of a missile that it claims can reach across continents and deliver nuclear weapons as far away as the united states. the news was announced on state television with barely constrained joy. we have become a nuclear power with intercontinental ballistic missile is, the presenter said, showing the handwritten order given by the country's leader, kim jong—un. handwritten order given by the country's leader, kimjong—un. he personally supervised the launch of a missile which he believes will secure his power, protect his people and dismay his opponents.“ secure his power, protect his people and dismay his opponents. if north korea ignores our military‘s warning and continues provocations, we are clearly warning kim jong—un‘s regime will face destruction. this is the missile that could carry the regime's nuclear weapons. it was launched from an airfield here in western north korea, and it was aimed ata western north korea, and
BBC News
Apr 6, 2017 6:00pm BST
china. the agenda for the talks will focus on two areas. trade will feature heavily as the us and china have perhaps the world's most important trade relationship — but discussions could be fractious as trump. the other hot topic of conversation will be north korea's nuclear programme — with president trump demanding beijing does more to rein in its reclusive neighbour. for both these reasons mr trump says he believes the summit in florida will be ‘very difficult‘. let's speak to our north america editorjon sopel — who's in florida with the president. what are both men hoping to get from this summit? make no mistake. this is the most consequential meeting president trump has held since taking office. you could describe them both as populous and both projecting a tough quy populous and both projecting a tough guy image. both are nationalists. both men will want to come away with something at the end of their meetings together. it is also worth saying that the trade issue is very difficult indeed. there may be some kind of agreement with china promises to invest in the us econom
BBC News
Sep 4, 2017 6:00pm BST
seafood — almost all to china. there's talk now of a ban on trade in north korean textiles. but the most devastating sanction would be if china cut oil supplies, paralysing an already feeble economy. only the strongest sanctions will enable us to resolve this problem with diplomacy. we have kicked the can down the road long enough. there is no more road left. the united states will look at every country that does business with north korea as a country that is giving aid to their reckless and dangerous nuclear intentions. the united states will present a new sanctions resolution and push for a vote at the un next week. it may well pass, but the americans reject china's overall approach, which is that both the united states and north korea should wind down their forces in the region. translation: this joint initiative by china and russia is practical and feasible, aimed at addressing the most urgent security concerns of the parties concerned, easing the tension as soon as possible. but what if talks and diplomacy fail? that leaves the grim possibility of american military action. the
BBC News
Nov 9, 2016 6:00pm GMT
those is not absolutely clear. third, new import tariffs of up to 45% against countries like china and mexico. mr trump has also threatened to abandon global free—trade agreements unless free trade can lead to lower growth. 0n the markets, this might be something of a phoney peace. investors are watching and waiting to see if mr trump really wants to rip up the rule book or play in much steadier game. kamal ahmed, bbc news. the results overnight showed that hillary clinton had failed to maximise her support among women and minority communities, while mr trump certainly succeeded in maximising his vote, especially among older white men. 0ur correspondent aleem maqbool has spent the day getting reaction from trump supporters in staten island, new york. donald trump talked of the forgotten men and women of america, making their voices heard this election. especially for those in industries that have suffered tough economic times, that's certainly how many say they felt as the astonishing results poured in. i couldn't believe what i was seeing, and my friends are calling me from all
BBC News
Jun 2, 2017 6:00pm BST
signatories, then including america as a breakthrough. politicians from china to europe are in step and against the us president. world leaders are speaking out strongly. translation: the decision from the us to withdraw from the un climate accord is very regrettable in dim thematic terms. —— in diplomatic terms. the paris agreement is a cornerstone among the nations of this world. this agreement is indispensable. after the announcement of the us administration, we have to look towards the future. the us decision can't and won't stop all those of us who feel obliged to protect this planet. here, the spat translated to wrangling between parties on either side of the divide opened by the us president. unlike almost every other western world leader including theresa may, he sticks to what he promises he would do. it is called democracy. donald trump needs to be condemned in the strongest possible terms for this reckless and frankly economically illiterate decision. the set is nearly ready for the two contenders to head a freshly elected government after next thursday to make their case
BBC News
Jul 13, 2017 6:00pm BST
will france co—operate with all of these areas with china and what do you think personally of the president? president during the g20 summit,... had you continue to work with china and what you personally think about the president? he's a friend of mine, i have great respect for him, we know each other very well. a great leader, he is a very talented man, he is a good man, he loves china. he loves china. he wants to do what is right for china. we have asked for some assistance with respect to north korea, probably he could do more but will find out. we are now working on some trade deals, he has been very nice, he has let beef go back in a certain financing go backing credit card financing and various other things go back in at my request which is a great thing for our farmers my request which is a great thing for ourfarmers so a my request which is a great thing for our farmers so a lot of good things are happening but will be working on some very major trade components but the president as a terrific die, i like being with him a lot. and his race special person. —— terrific
BBC News
Jan 6, 2017 6:00pm GMT
how some diesel cars produce double the toxic emissions of a lorry or bus. while china's pollution creates a smog cloud over its cities 2000 miles long. # you should come to my hood, my hood, my hood...# and is this the star of 2017? a 22—year—old singer—songwriter tipped for the top. in sportsday, we are at the london stadium for west ham against manchester city. good evening and welcome to the bbc news at six. a terminally ill man has begun a legal fight for the right to help for him to die. noel conway, who's 67, has motor neurone disease and says he fears becoming "entombed" in his own body as his muscles gradually weaken. mr conway, who is being backed by the campaign group dignity in dying, wants a doctor to be able to prescribe a lethal dose when his health deteriorates further. the case will be the first high court challenge since mps rejected an attempt to introduce assisted dying in 2015. 0ur medical correspondent fergus walsh has this exclusive report. my name is noel conway. i have motor neurone disease. it's incurable and terminal. i fear very soon i shall be ent
BBC News
Aug 30, 2017 6:00pm BST
? last night in new york the un security council members including china were unanimous in condemning north korea. today the cracks have already begun to appear. from president trump came this tweet. "ruling out any prospect of talks." the us has been talking to north korea and paying them extortion money for 25 years, he exclaimed. talking is not the answer. here injapan prime minister theresa may said china must now do something. we want to work with international partners to see what further pressure can be brought on north korea. and of course particularly look at what china can do. in beijing china's foreign ministry spokeswoman had this rather caustic response. translation: some countries dash forward when it comes to imposing sanctions. but hide away when it comes to asking for peace talks. this is not the attitude of a responsible nation. there is growing suspicion that north korea could not have developed this new missile so fast by itself. there is also agreement that it must be stopped. but there is none on how to do it. china wants talks, the us, britain and japan, more sa
BBC News
Jun 1, 2017 6:00pm BST
— describing climate change as a hoax and an american job—killer. today china said it would stick by its commitments under what's called the paris agreement. our science editor david shukman looks at what effect an american withdrawal would have on the world's first deal to curb global warming. with new records for temperatures being set around the world, and scientists saying that more warming will threaten the ice sheets, the challenge is to cut the greenhouse gases heating the atmosphere. the paris agreement, negotiated in december 2015, is the world's first attempt to tackle climate change and the un hopes it will survive, whatever america does. independently of the decision of the american government, it's important that all other governments stay the course. the paris agreement is essential for our collective future. under the paris agreement, countries pledged to cut their emissions of carbon dioxide. the aim — to limit the rise in global average temperature to 2 degrees, with the promise of $100 billion a year for poor countries to cope with the effects. but mr trump has long b
BBC News
Jan 31, 2017 6:00pm GMT
. the shocking trade in baby chimpanzees — sold as pets to china and the gulf. we tell the story of one that was rescued. what's in a meteorite? the scientists heading off to antarctica to find an answer that could unlock the secrets of the universe... coming up in sportsday later in the hour on bbc news: a massive night in the premier league. seven matches — including liverpool against leaders chelsea, at anfield. good evening, and welcome to the bbc news at 6. the home secretary amber rudd has taken the government's criticism of president trump's controversial ban on citizens from seven mainly muslim countries from travelling to the united states a step further today. she told mps it's notjust divisive and wrong, but could end up helping so—called islamic state in its mission to recruit supporters to its cause. her words came amid worldwide protests against the ban, and a petition here, signed by nearly 1.7 million people, calling for a state visit by mr trump to be cancelled. here's our diplomatic correspondent james robbins. days of protest across britain focused first on pr
BBC News
May 12, 2017 6:00pm BST
". this all comes as donald trump has had some good news today on a trade deal with china. but all of that is getting completely lost in the threat that has been issued to his former head of the fbi. jon sopel at the white house, thank you. in the run—up to the general election, we've been asking you about the subjects that you care about and want covered. a lot of you have got in touch about business rates — the tax based on how much a business property is worth. some independent shops in england are facing big increases after their property values were revalued by the government. elaine dunkley has been to southwold in suffolk to find out more. business rates are a massive issue for small businesses. i'm rebecca bishop and i'm the owner of two magpies bakery in southwold. nobody was foreseeing the massive increases that we were suddenly facing in southwold. the average increase was i77%. how big an issue are business rates? it is a really important issue because it's not just my business i'm thinking of, it's all the other businesses in southwold. rebecca's bakery is classed
BBC News
May 16, 2017 6:00pm BST
waste they could identify appeared to come from china, japan and chile. most plastic floats and it can take centuries to degrade, so when it reaches the ocean it stays at the surface and is carried on the currents. henderson island sits just next to a vast circular system of ocean currents called the south pacific gyre and that's depositing plastics from thousands of miles away onto its beaches. this is just a snapshot of the millions of tonnes of rubbish in our oceans, but the researchers hope it might persuade us to end a toxic addiction to plastic. victoria gill, bbc news. time for a look at the weather, here's nick miller. if yesterday the rain had us talking, today it's about the warmth and nice weather from talking, today it's about the warmth and nice weatherfrom north—east scotla nd and nice weatherfrom north—east scotland into east anglia and south—east england and warmth as well. the uk reported its highest temperature of the year so far. 26 celsius, 22, scotland's highest temperature of the year so far. there has been rain in parts of england and wales. there will
BBC News
Apr 5, 2017 6:00pm BST
assad regime. but also blasting russia and china for vetoing un resolution interbreed that would have imposed sanctions on the assad regime for using chemical weapons in previous attacks. he said that it sends a message of encouragement to damascus. but by far the most dramatic and electrifying moment came when the champ administration ambassador spoke. she got up to her feet which is rare in the security council and she branded photographs of the children who had died and asked pointedly of the russians, how many children need to die before russia ca res. the european parliament has voted to take a tough stance on brexit negotiations, setting out "red lines" that can't be crossed. there were heated exchanges as nigel farage accused meps of behaving like the mafia, while the parliament's brexit negotiator blamed brexit on a "catfight" in the conservative party. from strasbourg, our europe correspondent damian grammaticas has more. it began cordial enough. smiles, genuine or not, between the architect of brexit and the man who says britain must pay billions. he's michel barnier, the eu
BBC News
Feb 23, 2017 6:00pm GMT
possible move to china after his agent was seen visiting the country. but he says he'll be staying at manchester united, despite interest from other clubs. we're often being told about the benefits of eating at least five portions of fruit and veg a day. double that to ten and you could significantly reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer, according to a new study. it also lists particular vegetables as providing the greatest protection against disease. sophie hutchinson has the details. so should we buy into the theory that eating more fruit and vegetables helps you live longer? the study by imperial college london estimates almost 8 million premature deaths could be prevented a year by eating ten portions of fruit and veg a day. that is a lot more than the current recommendation of five portions a day. a portion is 80 grams, or three ounces, equivalent to a small banana, an apple, or three heaped tablespoons of spinach, and researchers found eating ten a day cuts the risk of premature by 31%. — death. how many pieces of fruit or vegetables would you say you eat in a day? i d
BBC News
Aug 2, 2017 6:00pm BST
embryos in china led to serious errors in the dna. there is a lot of work needed before this can be considered safe, and it raises ethical issues about how far science should go to create healthy babies. big advances, as you suggest, but let's be clear, this is not something that will happen next year. we are at the foothills of this technology, there is still a mountain to climb. this is controversial, george, critics will say this is the road towards designer babies. let's be clear, what we are talking about is designing out faulty genes that cause terrible inherited disorders, often fatal. not designing in positive traits. critics say that will come next. couples at risk of passing on a genetic disease already have options, they can have embryo screening through ivf. but this will allow more healthy embryos to be selected for them. let's be clear, we are selected for them. let's be clear, we a re yea rs selected for them. let's be clear, we are years away from potentially curing genetic disorders using gene editing, and still further from enhancing humans. fergus, thank you. four
BBC News
Sep 19, 2017 6:00pm BST
on the pressure on russia, and more particularly china, to stop doing business with north korea, if you are going to avoid a nuclear catastrophe. jon, thank you very much. the eastern caribbean, already devastated by hurricane irma, is in harm's way again, this time from hurricane maria. overnight it pummelled the island of dominica with torrential rain and winds of more than 160 miles per hour. with power down across the island, it could be some hours before we know the scale of the devastation. maria is now heading towards puerto rico and the british virgin islands, from where our correspondent jeremy cooke reports. she is a mighty force of nature, barrelling in from the atlantic. hurricane maria hit guadalupe hard, the french authorities talking of extremely violent winds, ordering people to stay indoors. in martinique, too, high winds and heavy rain, as the hurricane eye passed within 30 miles. widespread flooding. but perhaps the worst so far has been dominica — conditions so bad hardly any pictures have emerged. an unverified video posted while the lights went off. the churc
BBC News
May 4, 2017 6:00pm BST
in a state visit to china when her husband told stu d e nts to china when her husband told students that if you stay here much longer you will all be slitty eyed. such public encounters with the potters buttrey as the prince putting people at ease will not diminish, allowing him more time to enjoy the sport of carriage driving. it isa enjoy the sport of carriage driving. it is a friendship, there is no holds barred, i have had plenty of disagreements with him, i don't mean nasty ones. along eventful life on public display is coming to an end. this princely pensioner can now enjoy himself. peter hunt, bbc news. nick witchelljoins me now. 0ut out of the public eye but he does still have a role? yes, he certainly does and we should remember that the husband of a queen had no constitutional role, he has never had that. his principal role has a lwa ys had that. his principal role has always been, as the queen wanted describes it, be mike rentable strength and —— to be my principal strength and —— to be my principal strength and —— to be my principal strength and stay. and he
BBC News
Dec 19, 2016 6:00pm GMT
. behind the venture is an investment of £2.5 billion, from china, as our home editor mark easton reports. it's a house on the back of a lorry, turning heads in derbyshire today, but in what is hailed as a game changerfor britain's but in what is hailed as a game changer for britain's housing sector, massive new investment in factory built homes may mean this will soon be as unremarkable as a cement mixer on a building site. £2.5 billion of chinese investment in six british factories producing 25,000 modular houses like these every year. that is the deal announced today. in their factory built offices in warrington, one of the uk partners in thejoint venture says the factory built homes will cost less than half of what it takes to build a traditional brick house. currently in this country to build property it is usually about £1000 a square metre. 0nce our plans are up and running it will come down to about £a00 per square metre, a massive quantum shift in our ability to provide affordable housing. the running cost of these houses because they are highly energy efficient will b
BBC News
Jul 24, 2017 6:00pm BST
machine. here they have welcomed this latest investment but warned that competition from china, japan, korea and america is serious. we are producing the cells that we are producing, even by our competitors, they are saying that it is 80 or 90% better than what they have got. but we have got to keep it up. they will catch up and they will beat us if we do not watch it. as governments around the world scramble to cut pollution, demand for batteries is soaring. in china, they used £5 million worth of batteries three yea rs million worth of batteries three years ago, that will double by next year. it is the same story across western europe, again production will nearly double from 1.2 billion to £2.73 will nearly double from 1.2 billion to £2.3 billion. batteries could also make wind and solar power more productive. one idea being floated is to use old electric car batteries to store energy from wind turbines. i think we will see and people are already working on this in the uk, to combine batteries with the production of renewable power. if you can do that successfully, at scale, you
BBC News
Aug 29, 2017 6:00pm BST
money and oil for china. and the least likely option is military action, as any attempt to destroy north korea's nuclear capability could lead to massive retaliation against south korea. i think the bottom line is there is no magic bullet. no one of these options is going to deliver the outcome of the americans want. we will need some sort of co—ordinated combined response. the problem is the international community is divided. the us and south korea are carrying outjoint military exercises that presume an invasion from not. russia and china say it is this that has provoked john yang's later stats. so for now the missiles deployed, north korea's nuclear capability grows on the international community struggles for a response. james landale, bbc news. floodwaters in houston, texas are expected to rise still further, after officials warned that two dams near the city have begun to overflow. more than 30,000 people have been forced from their homes in the wake of tropical storm harvey, which has set a new record for rainfall in the state. the rain has been falling since last friday.
BBC News
Jan 27, 2017 6:00pm GMT
can have a great relationship with russia and with china and with all countries, i am all for that. that would be a tremendous asset. no guarantees, but if we can, that would be a positive. as faras if we can, that would be a positive. as far as the uk is concerned on sanctions for russia in relation to their activities in ukraine, we have been clear that we want to see the minsk agreement fully incremented. we believe the sanctions should continue until we see that agreement implemented and we have been continuing to argue that inside the european union. laura? laura kuenssberg, bbc news. prime minister, you have talked about where you agree, but you have also said you would be frank where you disagree with the president. can you tell us where in our talks you did disagree, and do you think the president listened to what you have to say? and mr president... we will see what she says! you have said before that torture works. you have praised russia. you have said you wa nt praised russia. you have said you want to ban some muslims from coming to america. you have suggested there sh
BBC News
Jun 23, 2017 6:00pm BST
power station, that's covered by edf of france and cgn of china. it's the estimated £30 billion in subsidies paid to the two companies on top of the market price for electricity. that is set to add £10—15 to the average consumer electricity bill every year over at least 35 years. but with the deal finally signed off by theresa may last year, the cement plants are already at work. construction is gathering pace. and the nuclear industry says future power stations will be cheaper. remember, this is the first new nuclear power station being built in this country for a generation. and just like the first of a kind of new offshore winds were very expensive, the price will come down and the price will come down as follow—on projects happen. but offshore wind and other sources of power have fallen in cost faster than expected, leaving hinkley point looking relatively expensive. the scale of construction is extraordinary, and it's exactly what the government wants, a new source of low carbon, reliable electricity. and at this stage, it's unlikely that any concern about costs could pos
BBC News
Apr 26, 2017 6:00pm BST
next few days. something that has not only caused unease in the north but in china too. for the military exercises, a grandstand was built so that south koreans could watch. this woman says that kim jong—un would see in these drills how strong we are, and he will never dare to attack us. but this man comments "i'm certainly more worried than before, kim jong—un is not the type of person to be pushed around". and the north korean leader has also ordered military exercises. nervousness seems to be the one thing that is shared on both sides of the border, and in the region as a whole. in the next couple of hours, something exceptional and apparently without precedent will happen. the entire senate will decamp from capitol hill and come here to the white house to be briefed on a classified basis by national security chiefs of the trump administration on the risks posed by north korea. it may be theatrics as donald trump approaches his 100th day in office or could be a drumbeat toward some sort of military intervention. 0r, toward some sort of military intervention. or, of course
BBC News
May 19, 2017 6:00pm BST
been working to take out assembly plants like this one, where nps, brought in from china, was prepared and packaged, ready to flood the streets. we will never arrest our way out of the issue of new psychoactive substances. it's about informing young people of the dangers these substances present, and making sure that they make as best an informed decision as possible. at manchester metropolitan university, they‘ re preparing a report on nps in their city. early conclusions are that spice dealing has been driven underground, but it's still available and extremely dangerous. some estimates suggest it is 700 times more potent than traditional forms of cannabis. as soon as you take one street dealer is taken out, theyjust come back with somebody else. i don't think you can stop the street level dealing. and if you have dealers, you have this. for the young street homeless here, spice remains a clear and present danger. it's made vulnerable people more vulnerable, people turning on each other, people who smoke together are now selling to each other, stealing from each other. peop
BBC News
Feb 2, 2017 6:00pm GMT
£250,000 and has been struck off, so he will never work as a lawyer again. the tribunal also heard china paid an iraqi agent more than £i.5 million to knock on doors trawling for business. —— shiner paid an iraqi agent. this was the aftermath of the incident that proved his undoing, a battle in iraq in 200a. incident that proved his undoing, a battle in iraq in 2004. it culminated with soldiers in hand—to—hand combat, fixing bayonets and fighting through heavily defended positions. acts of bravery we re defended positions. acts of bravery were soon followed by allegations that they murdered, mutilated and tortured iraqis. a five—year enquiry costing £30 million found those claims were based on lies and without foundation. the process of going through the last ten years has put a great deal of stress on my family, particularly, who have had a difficult time understanding why the process was being applied as it was, and my soldiers and families. what do you want from phil shiner?” would ask him to apologise to the soldiers and families that have been put through the pain and
BBC News
Aug 7, 2017 6:00pm BST
times for its crime of imposing new economic sanctions on pyongyang. meeting in manila with china's foreign minister, the us secretary of state again called on pyongyang to return to the negotiating table. the best signal that north korea could give us that they're prepared to talk would be to stop these missile launches. here in south korea at the 51st fighter wing, they continue to hope for the best, whilst preparing for the worst. everybody we've spoken to here agrees that another conflict on the korean peninsula would be an utter disaster for everybody. that hundreds of thousands of people would die. but they also say the best way of stopping it happening is to be ready. and that's why these guys practice and practice and practice — so that kim jong—un knows that if he tries to attack the south, there will be an overwhelming and immediate response. i hope that north korea calculates correctly and realises that. so obviously, everyone on this side, and i believe north korea does as well... no one wants war. everyone wants deterrents to work. should deterrents fail, though, we
BBC News
May 23, 2017 6:00pm BST
london last year, telephoned the queen to say china stood with britain at this difficult time. and in australia's parliament in canberra, the prime minister there condemned what he called a vile attack directed at teenagers. this is an attack on innocence. surely, there is no crime more reprehensible than the murder of children. this is a direct and brutal attack on young people everywhere, on freedom everywhere. james landale, bbc news. before we go, let's just pull together what we know so far. 22 people have been killed in last night's suicide bombing at the manchester arena — the youngestjust eight years old. 12 children under 16 were among the dozens taken to hospital. one man has been arrested in connection with the attack, as police try to find out whether the killer was working alone or not. in a moment we'll be hearing from our correspondent, danny savage, at a vigil here in manchester, but first our special correspondent, ed thomas, is at the manchester arena. this of course is the scene of the attack last night. what is it like now? it's calm now. the teenagers, the young
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