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BBC News
Jul 3, 2017 9:30pm BST
, the public purse over fairness. yesterday this us warship sailed close to islands claimed by china, vietnam and taiwan. china has called it a serious military provocation. we'll speak to bbc chinese. and wimbledon has begin today. we will be at the bbc sports centre. we will be at the bbc sports centre. we will be at the bbc sports centre. we will talk about andy murray going through, and everything else as well. next, to the south china sea. this whole area is the subject of territorial disputes between china and vietnam and the philippines. and others. china claims all the maritime territory inside this dotted red line, but its neighbours dispute this. a us warship has sailed close to triton island, which is claimed by china, taiwan and vietnam. in response, china sent military vessels and fighter planes to the area in response. last night the chinese foreign ministry put out this statement — they called it "a serious political and military provocation. " this was hours before a phone call between the leaders of us and china — in which apparently none of this came up. i asked
BBC News
Apr 17, 2017 9:00pm BST
china, a new attitude in beijing thatis china, a new attitude in beijing that is prepared to put real economic and political pressure on the north koreans. china is the only country that north korea listens to, if it listens to anyone. a lot has been made about the turning back of coal shipments from china. the chinese import a lot of oil to north korea has north korea don't have any oil, and the military the size of north korea's, you need gasoline. the americans are hoping that they can tie the issue of trades into the whole debate about what to do about north korea and have a different relationship between washington and beijing and can put real pressure on pure online —— the only. international observers say turkey's constitutional referendum wasn't conducted fairly. on sunday, a majority voted in support of extensive new powers for the president. these observers are from a european mission — its report online — and this is one of the team. the constitutional referendum took place on a level playing field and the two sides on the campaign did not have equal opportunit
BBC News
Jul 3, 2017 9:00pm BST
. let's bring you some of the main stories from bbc world service. china's president xijinping is in russia for talks with vladimir putin. trade and the economy are at the top of their agenda. russia is key to china's ambitious plans to revive the historic silk road between europe and asia. that is from bbc russian. bbc china reports that floods in southern china have killed at least 33 people. hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes. water levels in more than 60 rivers have risen above dangerous levels. the french energy company, total, has signed a multi—billion—dollar gas deal with iran. it's the first major agreement between iran and a european company since the lifting of sanctions two years ago. let's talk firstly about tesla. tesla says its much—hyped model 3 will be ready for sale at the end of this week — that's ahead of schedule. the reason for the hype is that it costs $35,000 — much cheaper than tesla's other models. another big move into the mainstream for electric cars. samira hussain is in new york. this is a major play from tesl
BBC News
Aug 10, 2017 9:00pm BST
talked about china. china is pivotal in the negotiations. china has a lot of influence over north korea, and donald trump said china needs to do more. he thinks they will do more, and he went on to say that he does have issues with chinese us trade with china, but perhaps he would not be as concerned about the trade issue if china did something with north korea. in effect, it seemed like he was attempting to link us economic relations with china with china's cooperation in addressing north korea. that was something we have not hold a whole lot of before and i thought it was an interesting point. that is interesting. it has been a bit of a seesaw in donald trump's view of china and the chinese president, from my great pal in florida to warnings issued over twitter. exactly, even going back to the campaign, china was a regular target of donald trump's fire as he campaigned for the republican nomination, then for president. criticising their trade policy and as you mentioned, he had a meeting down in florida. that meeting, they seemed to be pretty positive, as though chinese relation
BBC News
Jan 17, 2017 9:00pm GMT
negative impact and deliver its benefits to all nations. china's leader sounding very poetic. let's talk to samira hussain in new york. have the roles really reversed between us and china? makes a good story but in reality is that what has happened ? story but in reality is that what has happened? certainly not the kind of language that you would expect to hear from the of language that you would expect to hearfrom the president of language that you would expect to hear from the president of china, especially when compared to the kind of rhetoric we heard on the campaign trailfrom of rhetoric we heard on the campaign trail from the president—elect donald trump. and unfortunately for those who believe in globalisation and lots of free trade it was not just rhetoric, those are still the same ideals that the president—elect has been talking about. and even those that are shared by some of the people that are going to make up his administration. perhaps most pointedly is at davos, one of the incoming white house advisers to the president has even said that, look, if china engages th
BBC News
Apr 5, 2017 9:30pm BST
china's president to his luxury resort in florida. we'll look ahead to that. and in sport, jose mourinho has been attacking some of his players, and it's not the first time. criticism of him has also come in. it's a big week of diplomacy for donald trump. in the last few hours he met withjordan‘s king abdullah ii. that's the two of them with their wives in the oval office. it's a big deal, but it's overshadowed on thursday. china's president xijinping. he is visiting. that will happen at the president's golf resort maralago in florida. he has been plenty of times taking office. it could be awkward. this is a private members club, the new york times is telling us about this man, this businessman who is a staunch critic of the chinese government and also a member at the golf club. he might bump into the leaders. remember this photo? this was mr trump and japanese pm shinzo abe being briefed after a north korean missile launch. both men were briefed in front of the members of the club. the photo was taken by a member of the resort. unusual environment. rajini vaidyanathan joins us from wa
BBC News
Apr 10, 2017 9:00pm BST
major power, no one doubts china is the target of espionage but however real that threat, there has to be a concern that there is an ulterior motive at work. under the president, china has become increasingly wary of foreign ideas and influence. foreign companies and organisations and academics, they all face increased scrutiny and surveillance. raising this issue, the spectre of streets crawling with foreign spies, helps keep that threat in the forefront of people's minds. china has recently been boosting its national security laws, ostensibly to guard against the actions of foreign governments, but critics have pointed out that the increased power in the hands of the state can be used to crush domestic dissent as well. john sutton worth, bbc news, beijing. we also heard from several correspondents in italy but next return to egypt. in egypt, a0 people died in sunday's bombing of two coptic churches. the funerals of the victims have begun. and in response, a state of emergency has been declared. troops are being deployed across the country — and arrests can be made without warran
BBC News
Aug 29, 2017 9:00pm BST
threats to our nation ever. but china says us and south korean military exercises are provoking pyongyang. the chilean president has signed a bill that would legalise same—sex marriage, and sent it to congress for debate. we'll speak to our regional americas editor about that. we start in texas where president trump has arrived to assess the damage left in the wake of tropical storm, harvey. before we bring you the latest from the president's visit, let's first touch on the latest concern for authorities. just outside the city of houston, are the addicks and barker dams. their reservoirs have now been pushed to capacity by the unrelenting rainfall, causing the dams to overspill. while that won't cause the dams to fail — it will add to flooding in the areas close to the main river into houston. this is the barker dam, officials had been trying to release water from the reservoirs to try and prevent those overspills. a p pa re ntly apparently unprecedented height. about 30,000 people have been driven into emergency shelters and now the mayor of houston has made a plea for fede
BBC News
Aug 1, 2017 9:00pm BST
china has a special and unique relationship because of the significant economic activity to influence the north korean regime in ways that nobody else can and that is white we continue to call upon them to use that influence with north korea to create the conditions where we can have a productive dialogue. —— that is why. where we can have a productive dialogue. -- that is why. if you we re dialogue. -- that is why. if you were watching yesterday you might be thinking, rewind, what were those tweets that donald trump sent about china and north korea? bearin bear in mind rex tillersonjust bear in mind rex tillerson just said the americans don't blame china. we are scratching our heads but fortu nately you are scratching our heads but fortunately you are the corresponded fortunately you are the corresponded for the state department so you can clear up the position on china and north korea! the position that secretary tillerson talked about is what he has talked about for the past six months and that put into place which is this effort to work together with china to squeeze
BBC News
Apr 26, 2017 9:30pm BST
china, to saturn and to the arctic but here is a poster of china's first aircraft carrier. to the untrained eye everything looks normal but a few people started to spot this is a russian plane, not a chinese plane these two boats over here are american warships, nothing to do with the chinese military but despite all of this, this ship does exist and it was launched today and steve mcdonald did make this report. this will worry people they will see this launch is the latest stage in the people's liberation army being able to project its will further and further from the chinese mainland. western intelligence agencies will be poring over this television footage but for the this is not an emotional matter, it's a cold analytical process and what they will see is a vessel built in parts using plans from the soviet union era which is technologically inferior to the ten aircraft carriers operated by the united states. nevertheless this is a significant element for the chinese military. this country's aircraft carrier programme remains a state secret but it is hard to imagine china bein
BBC News
Jan 11, 2017 9:00pm GMT
that was extraordinary, probably china. we had much hacking going on. that's the first time mr trump has explicitly said that russia carried out hacking during the presidential election. which led him on to talking about his potential relationship with vladimir putin. if putin likes donald trump, i consider that an asset, not a liability. we have a horrible relationship with russia, russia can help us fight ices which, by the way, is, number one, tricky. this administration created isis by leaving at the wrong time. the void has created, isis was formed. if putin likes donald trump, guess what, that is an asset, not a liability. i don't know that i will get along with vladimir putin. i hope i do, but there is a good chance i won't. and if i don't, do you honestly believe that hillary would be tougher on putin than me? does anybody in this room really believe that? give me a break. let's bring in the bbc‘s anthony zurcher from washington, let's bring in the bbc‘s anthony zurcherfrom washington, dc. when donald trump won, the media in the us did a lot of hand—wringing about
BBC News
Oct 24, 2017 9:30pm BST
enshrine president xi's name and ideology in the constitution, it's being hailed as a new era for china. and on the other side of the atlantic, president trump is heckled by a protester , and comes under renewed attack from a senior member of his own party. it isa it is a sad place for our nation, and the worst is going to be just the whole debasing of our nation. and the worst is going to be just the whole debasing of our nationlj have children and grandchildren to answer to, have children and grandchildren to answerto, and so, mr president, i will not be complicit or silent. the fate of the re—run of kenya's presidential election is — once again — back here in the supreme court — two days before polls are due to open. and isjihad a suitable name for a french child, given the country has suffered the worst terror attacks in western europe in the last few years? a prosecutor has to decide. welcome to outide source. let's go back to one of our main stories — the chinese president xi jinping becoming as powerful as mao zedong. as you might imagine, it's dominated domestic covera
BBC News
Jun 1, 2017 9:00pm BST
allowed india to carry on building coal plarngts china to carry on doing that, but it finished american workers, his only job was to protect american workers. he said he was representing the citizens of pittsburgh and not paris. his main argument for pulling america out of the deal was that america out of the deal was that america had a bad economic dealfrom the paris accord and other countries had been let off too lightly. i'm joined by nathan holman, one of the architects of the paris accord and the obama administration, you watched that, what did you make of it? trump made a case about fairness and in that sense i thought it was relative to the facts of what the paris agreement actually is. i thought it was borderline delusional and apocalyptic. those are strong words, back them up. he sketched a vision of what the paris accord is asa kind vision of what the paris accord is as a kind of international imposition of the united states put it was negotiated as something the united states could argue we wanted to do on our own terms. the president fundamentally does not agree with those n
BBC News
Dec 22, 2016 9:00pm GMT
seen as a response to tensions in the south china sea and the threat posed by north korea. the draft budget takes spending next year to a record 43.6 billion dollars. bbc swahili reports that opposition mps in kenya have stormed out of parliament alleging they had been assaulted. this all happened during a debate on changing the electoral laws for next year's presidential election. the initial debate on tuesday also saw mps exchange punches. separatists in the east of ukraine have held a competition to find the self—proclaimed republic‘s most patriotic cat. owners were encouraged to dress their pet in the colours of the region's unofficial flag. this is tima who was the winner. about an hour ago, donald trump tweeted this tweet, "the united states must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes." as is often the case with mr trump, he tweets but does not offer a great deal of detail on top of that. that can sense the media running and to work out what is going on. let's bring in barbara plett usher i
BBC News
Jan 18, 2017 9:30pm GMT
first freight train to travel directly to the uk from china has arrived here in london. the chinese government is calling it the new silk route. andy moore has more on this story. the train began itsjourney at a giant container depot in china. 34 carriages were loaded with goods, such as clothes, bags and other household items. china has been operating trains to 14 european capitals from this depot for many years. now, london has been added to the list. depot for many years. now, london has been added to the list. because of different rail gauges along the way, the containers have to be offloaded and reloaded several times, but china sees this as a new version of the silk route. in all, the train, carrying £4 million worth of goods, passes through eight countries on its journey of more than 7,500 miles. the uk is china's seventh—biggest trading market, so the boost to chinese enterprise is clear, but it is also hoped the train will make the journey back to china laden with british goods. back to us politics one more time. it is donald trump's inauguration on friday, and you will
BBC News
May 9, 2017 9:00pm BST
go. very clear they want the liberals. let's be clear, the south koreans must have america and china on board. right now mr moon does not appear to have that. this man used to work on korean issues that the cia under president obama and president bush. there is concern, that there may be a potential divergences stop in policy coming out of washington towards south korea. obviously moon jae—in out of washington towards south korea. obviously moonjae—in has out of washington towards south korea. obviously moon jae—in has a different approach to north korea, preferring engagement and dialogue. the trump administration wants to put maximum pressure on pyongyang and beijing. there is a potential for real divergences between washington and south korea. when we have that result confirmed he will get that from us on bbc news. let us turn to an important decision in the us. in 2014 us combat operations against the taliban in afghanistan officially ended. let's show you this, donald trump and 2013 saying... iam i am telling you to bear both those things in mind. i want to tell you we hav
BBC News
Apr 12, 2017 9:00pm BST
night with the president of china about china helping to rein in north korea, and is it one reason you've decided not to label beijing a currency manipulator. i'll be speaking to... yeah, you want to go ahead? secretary general, do you believe nato should continue to bolster its presence along the alliance eastern border and are you confident you have president trump and the united states support for that? i'll be speaking with rex tillerson in a little while, calling in. ithink speaking with rex tillerson in a little while, calling in. i think he had a very successful meeting in russia. we'll see, we'll see the end result, which will be in a long period of time perhaps. but the end result is what is most important, not just talk. i result is what is most important, notjust talk. i think based on everything i'm hearing things went pretty well, maybe better than into speeded. —— better than anticipated. it would be wonderful, as we were discussing a little while ago, if nato and our country could get along with russia. right now we're not getting on with russia at all, we may be
BBC News
Aug 7, 2017 9:30pm BST
more significant is that china went along, they were pretty devastating, one thought of not cree's economy, coal, seafood, the foreign workers on oil, this could bite them and so, north korea so far, because china has put very tepid sanctions on them, they might respond. i think there is the first possibility given the north korean reaction, a violent reaction to the sanctions, that maybe we are getting the message that their top ally, china, is not happy and perhaps it makes sense for them to go to the negotiating table. we do not know but it is a good sign that the sanctions are so strong and that china and russia supported them. that was bill richardson. you can see that phil interview on world news america later. the united states has been flying spy missions over the korean peninsula and our correspondent rupert wingfield hayes has been given exclusive action —— access to the military. a relic of the cold war and the last cold war frontier. just after dawn, i'm riding the chase car as a us spy plane heads out on a classified mission. the pilot will climb to 70,000 feet, an
BBC News
Sep 12, 2017 9:00pm BST
sanctions are weaker than what the us originally pushed for. that was so that china and russia would support them. if you listen to the chinese ambassador to the un, you'll see they still have a different view on how to deescalate the crisis. we hope that the us will incorporate into its specific policies not seeking regime change, not seeking a colla pse seeking regime change, not seeking a collapse of the regime, not seeking an accelerated reunification of the peninsular and not sending anything more. the strengthening of the military peninsular and denuclearisation run counter to each other. we heard one response from north korea before. let's show you these pictures as well though. these were supplied by the north korean broadcaster kcna. they allegedly show the scientists involved in the nuclear test that sparked the latest sanctions apparently being applauded by celebrated by ordinary people as they leave pyongyang. of course, the reason that the north korean regime has chosen to release these pictures is to send a message that they're not about to scale down their nuclear ambi
BBC News
Jun 28, 2017 9:00pm BST
of all china has launched a new type of domestically built warship. according to state media the destroyer is equipped with a host of new weaponry and the launch comes with tensions in the south china sea is increasing. china is taking an increasingly assertive stance. the long—running dispute over cyprus is being taking place in switzerland. that distributed turkish. many people are reading the sadness at the creator of paddington bear has died, michael bond was 91 and he published his first book called the backward paddington in 1958 and went on to write 26 more books about paddington. now as i mentioned, let's go back to the lead story, the global cyber attack which we first started hearing in ukraine but then heard from lots of different countries. users would be seeing m essa 9 es countries. users would be seeing m essa g es of countries. users would be seeing messages of this nature. their files had been encrypted and we know this has affected around 2000 users and that includes some of the world's biggest companies like the russian oilfirm ross neff, the shipping giant m
BBC News
Jul 6, 2017 9:00pm BST
get the usual suspects, us, and 6ermany, china, russia, also places like indonesia and south africa. the people here represent two thirds of the world's population, and that economic impact is even more pronounced. they represent 80% of the world's economic output. so the decisions that take place here at the 620 are hugely significant. let's try and understand a little bit more. ariane reimers is a political correspondent for ard network in germany. stefanie friedhoff is a freelance 6erman—american journalist. thank you both forjoining us. lots of conversation, but does the 620 have an obligation to deliver policies or commitments?” have an obligation to deliver policies or commitments? i guess so. it's quite important for angela merkel to deliver something. because she has come up at the beginning of 620 that she will get the paris climate agreement, all the climate change issues are very important to her. it's kind of a shock that trump has left, the united states have left the paris climate agreement. i think it will be very tough for her to get the final declaration at the
BBC News
Jan 24, 2017 9:30pm GMT
. the other thing is the open fight on the security council between russia and china on the one hand and western states on the other, especially on syria. there is a question of weather miss healy will be able to cope with that. the democratic senators who wondered about that were pleased with tough line on russia. she was willing to call russian bombing of alaba warm war crimes which rex tillerson would not do. the top democratic senator went so far as to say he felt she would be willing and able to speak truth to power, including two mr trump as well as to russia and china on the security council. we were reporting on these new settlements that israel is good to build. two and half thousand new homes. i'm interested to hear what you have been hearing on that issue at the state department. i would be interested to know what the white house is thinking because the spokesman, john spicer, was asked about that and he didn't really a nswer about that and he didn't really answer directly. he talked about how much the us wants to be a close ally of israel but said in terms of expansion of
BBC News
Oct 11, 2017 9:00pm BST
rosa. inafew in a few minutes we will learn how people stream music in china and how inability to access spotify and apple is good news for a few companies inside china. prime minister theresa may has told mps the government will spend whatever necessary to make sure the uk is ready for brexit. £250 million of new money has been allocated this year to prepare for leaving the eu, including the possibility of a no deal scenario. here is theresa may speaking at prime minister's questions. we are preparing for every eventuality, we are committing money to prepare for brexit, including a no deal scenario. it might be helpful if i update the house, the treasury has committed over £250 million of new money two departments like defra, home office, hmrc and tft in this financial year for brexit preparations, and in some cases departments will need to spend before the relevant legislation has gone through the house, and i can tell the house that the treasury we re tell the house that the treasury were rated apartments and the public accou nts were rated apartments and the public accounts
BBC News
Feb 23, 2017 9:30pm GMT
in the villages, accordion is made here and find their way to china. globalisation is now the great dividing line in french politics. it is seen as stealing or delivering france's future. translation: we sell to china, even though our accordions are taxed at 35% because they want to protect their market. i say yes to globalisation because we had to compensate for shrinking sales in france. and the fall in buying power and confidence here. farmers here say politicians like their countryside traditional but want the benefits of globalisation, too. marine le pen's chance of victory is still slim but to some her message is alluring, that europe is the problem, and france's model does not need to change. france is not the only european country holding elections this year. in september germany goes to the polls. and this man, martin schulz, former president of the eu parliament, has emerged as a real challenger to angela merkel. look at this tweet from foreign policy calling him the folksy martin schultz. —— schulz. we have been finding out more about him. carnival season in an electi
BBC News
Jan 9, 2017 9:00pm GMT
imitators. this began life as net flicks for china but is now diversifying into hardware. they have moved into the us market. it is putting its brand on everything from electric cars to smartphones. we went from not making televisions to being the number one supplier in the us market. we are here showcasing our north american products. another chinese company building momentum, now the third biggest smartphone maker in the world. last year, the company was handed a gift when samsung suffered a setback. the disastrous note seven phone that was catching fire in people's pockets. was that an opportunity for you? it gave as absolutely more opportunity to be in the markets. in the past, chinese companies had a reputation for dealing ideas and copying them. is that true? despite the relentless optimism there are reports that leeco is struggling to pay its bills. and there are some signs that it is still copying western design.” wouldn't actually say that. there is a lot of innovation in our products. western companies have found it difficult to break into china but the reverse journey m
BBC News
May 8, 2017 9:00pm BST
, he says, who will speak his mind to the united states, to china, to japan, to north korea? "who is the president who weren't defer to the us or china?" if he wins power, that will be a big change in policy, a move to the left, and closeness to pyongyang, that's what happened the last time he was in government. but being close to pyongyang might make him more distant from washington. there are five main candidates, whoever gets the most votes on election day wins. the us has installed an anti—missile system in south korea to shoot down north korean attacks. left of centre, he says there is no welcome in korea for it. potentially, there is a bit of a train wreck here, where you have got the drug administration saying pressure, pressure, pressure on north korea, and suddenly, you have a new south korean president that says, actually, that is not going to solve the problem. we need to talk to those guys and improve the relationship. in a room in the national assembly, defectors from north korea urged voters not to choose mr moon. they feel a ce ntre—left choose mr moon. they feel a
BBC News
May 16, 2017 9:30pm BST
felt like the miz in terms of the tone of the language. perhaps it was somebody either in china or from china. there are all sorts of theories bouncing about. another thing that everybody wants to do is follow the money. all of this money has gone into these three bitcoin wallets a nd has gone into these three bitcoin wallets and it has not been touched. the eyes of the world on these wallets. who is going to take that money out? the way that bitcoin is set up, there is no easy way to know who has access to those wallets. set up, there is no easy way to know who has access to those walletsm isa who has access to those walletsm is a much more anomalous forms and saying, i want a ransom, is a much more anomalous forms and saying, iwant a ransom, here is a much more anomalous forms and saying, i want a ransom, here are my bank account the towels —— anonymous form. this hasn't worked out quite right. normally a ransomware gang would have a different bitcoin account, is one that, kind of like a bank account for each demand. the idea is that everybody puts in their few hundred dollar
BBC News
May 15, 2017 9:30pm BST
of the country. we have had saris from yemen, china and the uk, us australia and germany and france. next on outside source, to north korea. these pictures came in over the weekend. that's a north korean missile launch on sunday. we are told it is a new type of rocket capable of carrying a large nuclear warhead. as is often the case with north korea, we cannot verify those claims. here is a report with what we do know. north korea's neighbours have long feared its shorter range missiles, after sunday's test, pyongyang can now threaten a much greater area. this latest missile has a range of more than a000 miles. bringing ava didn't occui’ than a000 miles. bringing ava didn't occur other asian regions into reach but not the northern america. occur other asian regions into reach but not the northern americam occur other asian regions into reach but not the northern america. it can be very much a surprise, solid fuel mix the remaindercan be very much a surprise, solid fuel mix the remainder can do it very quickly, which is a big worry for the international community. the missile test
BBC News
Aug 31, 2017 9:00pm BST
in texas for example. over asia pacific. there is a tropical depression to the south of china. that could be affecting southern china. but a typhoon to the east of japan is swerving out to sea and should not be impacting japan at all. the weather for the uk all. the weatherfor the uk is all. the weather for the uk is coming all. the weatherfor the uk is coming up before 10.00pm. hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. there are warnings of a major explosion at a chemical plant in texas — caused by floods brought by tropical storm harvey. officials have been forced to evacuate the area plant after it lost power. emmanuel macron has unveiled his plans to overhaul the country's labour laws. it's the end of the third round of brexit talks — but a row over the size of the uk's so—called divorce bill has prevented progress being made. a court in pakistan has acquitted all five men accused of conspiracy to murderformer prime minister benazir bhutto. i'll get the analysis of the bbc‘s owen bennettjones. we'll hear from the team trying to reach the north pole by yacht — abou
BBC News
Jul 31, 2017 9:00pm BST
around censorship in china. it is polled various vpns, facilities that help people get around censorship in china. we will explain that as well. things are moving at speed in washington, dc. in the past hour the white house confirmed anthony scaramucci will leave role as white house communications director to give chief of staff john kelly a "clean slate". bearin bear in mind he hasn't officially started the job. that was slated to happen in august. this was the first we've heard of this story in the new york times. all this means we are paying very close attention to this feed coming in from washington, and this is where sarah huckerby sanders, the white house spokesperson will be. here she is. let's listen to what she has to say. good afternoon, everyone. i would like to bring out a national security adviser and treasury secretary to discuss their response to nicolas maduro‘s regimes actions in venezuela. as always, your favourite time of day, i will come back and take your questions.” thought it might be best to read the president's statement. the trump administration h
BBC News
Aug 2, 2017 9:30pm BST
editing human embryos in china lead to serious errors in the dna. so there's 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. more on the bbc news website as well. this tweet probably generated more interest than most today, here it is. this tweet from current club barcelona confirmed that neymar had asked to leave. the only side who could possibly afford him is paris st—germain — it has qatari backing. the fee required is 222 million euros. over twice the record paid for a player so far. manchester united bought paul pogba for 105 million euros. that's more than double than has ever been paid for a player. fans visiting the shop here in paris are getting excited because that dealfor neymar is inching are getting excited because that deal for neymar is inching slowly forward. we've seen over the past two days the plague open shanghai where it was a commercial duties and flying back to barcelona. —— the player going from shanghai. he has been excused from training and barcelona sa
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Feb 27, 2017 9:00pm GMT
is not comparing it to china which is a fraction of the us military budget and russia is the tenth of the budget. he views it as being an important place to spend money, the top priority. we have not heard details on anything else but this. that is the first, secondly, the former us president george w bush has been discussing the attacks on the press. here is president bush. i consider the media to be indispensable to democracy. we need an independent media to hold people like me to account. power can be addictive and it can be corrosive and it is important for the media to call to account people who abuse the power. whether it is here or elsewhere. one thing i spend time doing was trying to convince vladimir putin to accept the notion ofan vladimir putin to accept the notion of an independent press. it is hard to tell others to have an independent free press when we're not willing to have one ourselves. the thing that surprised me is george bush has shown no real interest in commentating on politics since he left the white house. no, he was quiet during the entirety of the obama a
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Feb 6, 2017 9:00pm GMT
should donald trump .com? we have had other guest speakers, including the president of china who addressed mps and lords. the position of the speaker is neutral. they are like a referee in the house of commons, controlling the mps in the chamber. who would likely be a fly on the wall in downing street this evening. there were cheers from some mps in the chamber and will be some mps in the chamber and will be some people who are with what he said, but theresa may and those in number ten will not be very pleased after a ll number ten will not be very pleased after all the public effort into wooing donald trump and the the administration. thank you. every day of donald trump's administration brings more developments and we will brings more developments and we will bring you through them every day at this time. whilst the president has been defending his travel ban, time. the republican—controlled us congress has been repealing some of president 0bama's most high profile environmental policies. there are a number of decisions to consider. first on thursday a rule that limits how co
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Sep 5, 2017 9:00pm BST
to the table to discuss. china is worried about the north koreans but they will only go so north koreans but they will only go so far with sanctions. i think these divisions have always been there but they are becoming more pronounced as they are becoming more pronounced as the stakes get higher and as military rhetoric escalates and as north koreans show increasing sophistication with weapons and continue to save a woman for denuclearise. —— continue to say they will never denuclearise.” spoke to somebody that was with vikki childs with the state department in the 905. —— wa5 vikki childs with the state department in the 905. —— was with the state department. is there a sense that there is little they can do now? i think it's always been that the options are not authentic. it has now come to a degree where we are focusing mind5. thi5 it has now come to a degree where we are focusing mind5. this is because the north koreans are correctly setting the us with credible threats. they now have mi55ile5 that could reach the us, they have nuclear warheads that, it seems, a
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Mar 7, 2017 9:00pm GMT
news this radio. china has expressed its disapproval after the dalai lama told a us talk show that chinese hardliners are missing the part of their brain that controls common sense. that is from bbc chinese. a coroner has found that george michael died of natural causes. he blamed heart and liver disease. more significant progress for iraqi government forces in mosul. this is one of iraq's main cities in the north of the country which has beenin the north of the country which has been in the hands of islamic state for two years. government forces control the east of the city but now they have seized the main government buildings, the courthouse and mosul museum. these are pictures from the bbc archive. this was the museum several years ago. it was attacked by islamic state with many precious artefacts destroyed. the iraqi prime minister has been in mosul and talk to the press earlier. translation: they have two choices, first either surrender and receive a fair trial, or the second choice, they will be killed. some rs baking but their escape path is closed and that is why they shou
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Jun 29, 2017 9:00pm BST
territory was handed back to china by britain. kensington and chelsea council has denied cabinet meeting due to discuss its response to the grenfell tower because journalists managed to gain entry. earlier the leader of the council told bbc london‘s political editor that he did not wa nt to political editor that he did not want to be drawn on whether he would stay on as council leader. the proper response to people‘s lives that have been so devastated by this tragedy is in place. will you be the leader in six months‘ time? tragedy is in place. will you be the leader in six months' time? that is not a matter i am able to discuss now. would you be the person leading the council and the conservatives into the election next year?” understand you want to go down that road. i think it would demean the lives that have been lost by getting too much into the politicalfuture of me or anybody else. we are alive in the bbc newsroom. angela merkel is saying the paris agreement on climate change is non—negotiable. that was a very thinly veiled attack on donald trump who is pulling the us out
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Jan 31, 2017 9:30pm GMT
, thinks are an external threat to the european union. an assertive china, an aggressive russia and radical islam. so far, so predictable. next, donald trump's administration. that's right — the eu sees the us as an external threat. here's mr tusk in estonia a couple hours ago. particularly the change in washington puts the european union ina washington puts the european union in a difficult situation. with the new administration seeming to put into question the last 70 years of american foreign policy. in a world full of tension and confrontation, what is needed is courage, determination, and political solidarity of europeans. let's bring in katty kay live from washington. good to have you on outside source. mrtrump got to good to have you on outside source. mr trump got to the white house without any of the normal allies you would have to run a successful campaign. on the international stage, it is quite something when you hear that from a very senior eu figure. yes, i cannot remember ever hearing eu figures of that stature effectively calling america more of an adversary than a
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Jul 17, 2017 9:30pm BST
path. he recently travelled, jerry brown, to china to meet with the leadership they talk about reducing emissions and lots of other countries around the world are looking to california. at the same time, the trump administration is pulling out of the paris climate agreement. california, the most populous state in the united states, and the us as a whole, going in different directions. it is an irony here. i have met lots of republican voters who have real against too much centralised power and here we have the devolution of the american response being driven bya the american response being driven by a policy of the republican president. that is fair and a good but states rights are at the heart of what a of republicans believe in. people are more forthcoming and forthright about those rights when it suits them than when it doesn't. do not forget that within california, with a 30% of californians voted for donald trump. a significant proportion of the state, particularly in rural parts of california, where they are fans of california, where they are fans of mrtrump and of california, whe
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Jun 12, 2017 9:00pm BST
underway after huge hole in china eastern airlines plane forced it to make an emergency landing in sydney. it had just taken off en route to shanghai and passengers noted a burning smell and a loud noise. bbc arabic reports that saudi arabia had introduced what is known as a sin tax on cigarettes and the drinks, part of a wide—ranging plan not just cigarettes and the drinks, part of a wide—ranging plan notjust there but across states in the gulf to find ways to make up for a sharp drop in oil revenues. and a lot of people are reading about this, melania trump has posted this image shortly after moving into the white house. donald trump has been living there for nearly five months but melania and their son barron havejust for nearly five months but melania and their son barron have just moved in after they stayed in new york until barron completed his school year. next to russia because that of people are taking part in anti—corruption people are taking part in anti—corru ption protests all over the country will stop the biggest rallies were in moscow and st petersburg. the
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Apr 27, 2017 9:30pm BST
symbolic 100 day mark of presidency has shifted a fair amount, like his views on nato, and china being a currency manipulate. this is a few days ago, he said no matter how much he accomplished during the ridiculous... then there was this from the white house, who despite the fact the president thinks 100 days is a ridiculous concept, but at this document, detailing his historic accomplishments, listing the amount of executive orders he has signed and built that have been passed by congress. it gives pride of place to a quote from the wall street journal, which is very competent entry. what does not note is this article published by the same editorial board of the wall streetjournal a month later about his falsehoods eroding public trust at home and abroad. it went on. it is always an interesting presidency to try to assess, and one of the interesting things is the issue of falsehoods or telling the truth, it does not seem to have impacted on the president's supporters and how they view him. certainly not here in the state of pennsylvania, which donald trump won by less tha n pennsylvan
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Mar 29, 2017 9:30pm BST
trump‘s reversed us policies aimed at slowing climate change. also this week, china has reiterated its commitment to the paris climate change accord. the us is also a signatory. here‘s a chinese spokesman on the obligations all countries have. translation: no matter how other countries policies on climate change change, as a responsible, large developing country, china‘s resolve, aims and policy moves in dealing with climate change will not change. we are willing to work with the international community to strengthen dialogue and cooperation, tojoin hands to promote the process of tackling climate change to jointly promote green, low carbon sustainable development for the whole world, to create an even better future for the next generation. in the us there are big divisions between science and politics. the scientific community is trying to find new ways to break political barriers and reach the american public. nada tawfik sent this report. scientists have made a new discovery that you can ignore politics but politics won‘t ignore you. that you can ignore politics but politi
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Apr 6, 2017 9:30pm BST
prepares to meet china's presidnt xi, the first face to face talks between the super power rivals.
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Apr 27, 2017 9:00pm BST
lost their market in russia in 2014, china reduced imports last year from the united states, their exports are having a hard time finding a home on the global market. 0k, finding a home on the global market. ok, so let's break it down. first there is just too ok, so let's break it down. first there isjust too much milk, canada, there isjust too much milk, canada, the us and even europe. canada dealt with by limiting production and making it super expensive to buy milk from abroad, including america. us dairy farmers don't like that one bit, saying it's not playing within the rules of the north american free trade agreement. but the us hasn't changed how much milk they produce and they still get a tonne of cash from the government in subsidies, much more than their fellow farmers in canada. so, is this dairy de megyeri spat the beginning of an all—out trade war? well, from the billy knott but it's also not going to make the task of renegotiating nafta very easy —— well, probably not. she used the word negotiating. here isa she used the word negotiating. here is a tweet from do
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Feb 2, 2017 9:00pm GMT
military presence nearer to the south china sea. it is a close intelligence alliance, the united states as part of the five eyes, that share intelligence, the us, the uk, new zealand and canada. it is another example of mrtrump zealand and canada. it is another example of mr trump having these conversations where he seems to have almost the same style as in the campaign trail or in his tweets, you doesn't really seem to draw a clear line between his personal reactions and policy and it does cause quite a lot of disruption in washington. stay with us, talking with drawing a clear line, i want to bring up a quote from the new homeland security secretary, talking about that wall across the mexican border saying that it will be built within two yea rs. that it will be built within two years. an ambitious timeline. that is pretty ambitious, and barbara in washington. there we go. that is a pretty tall order? well yes it was a lwa ys pretty tall order? well yes it was always going to be a tall order, and mrtrump always going to be a tall order, and mr trump wanted to get out his notice
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Jun 21, 2017 9:00pm BST
. it extends back into 5outhern and central china with hong kong on the edge of that. it has been quite wet here recently. some heavy showers acro55 south—east asia in the philippines, indonesia and out towards pa pa the philippines, indonesia and out towards papa new guinea. in europe, we have got high pressure in charge. that is bringing settled weather. the pressure is the dominant feature to was the northeast of europe. 17 degrees in moscow and windy. it is much hotter west you are. hello, i'm karin giannone, this is 0utside source. the iraqi military says so—called islamic state militants have blown up the grand al—nuri mosque in mosul. it's the historic landmark was where is leader abubakr al—baghdadi proclaimed a "caliphate" in 201a. the british government has laid out its plans for brexit in the ceremonial queen's speech. my government's priority is to secure the best possible deal as the country leaves the european union. the new leader of hong kong has told the bbc she'll not be able to guarantee freedom of speech in the territory. we'll play you that interview.
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Mar 6, 2017 9:30pm GMT
of japan. we understand they were lodged near the border with china and they travelled around 1000 kilometres. some of them landing as close as 200 nautical miles of the japanese coast. as you'd imagine, the japanese prime ministers is furious. he called this evidence of a new threat from north korea and said they are clearly in violation of security council resolutions. it is an extremely dangerous action, he says. south korea is equally wordy. it is our correspondent in its own, steve evans. there has been strong condemnation from the government here in its own and from tokyo, from the prime minister, and from washington. there is a background to this, us and south korean troops have just started joint exercises which north korea says are practice for invasion. it prompted the chinese foreign ministry to call for both sides to show restraint. the regime in pyongyang has been rallying the citizens. missile launchers helped keep unity, like asserting north military strength and pointing at the threat beyond the borders. north korea often flau nts the borders. north korea often fla
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Aug 17, 2017 9:30pm BST
imagine he might be particularly frustrated as he happens to be in china at the moment trying to develop some sort of military option. let's also think about what's happening in south korea, because that's where the country's new president used the occasion of his first 100 days in office to comment on this very intense situation yet again. translation: there cannot be a second war in the korean peninsula, ican second war in the korean peninsula, i can guarantee that. after the korean war, all the people of the nation worked very hard to build the nation worked very hard to build the nation and war cannot happen on the korean peninsula. let's bring you this analysis. korean peninsula. let's bring you this analysislj let's bring you this analysis.” think this was a political event very much aimed at the domestic audience. he is only102 very much aimed at the domestic audience. he is only 102 days into office but there's no doubt he is doing all he can to dampen down the tension after what has been an incendiary week with comments coming from president trump and united states. he
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Oct 23, 2017 9:00pm BST
, there could be some... after the recent rains for eastern china, it is looking drier through tuesday, with slow—moving rains clearing away. quite wet still in bangladesh and myanmar, and heavy showers evident in thailand for the day on tuesday. we are looking to the south for another storm, this tropical depression expected to intensify over the next few days and go northwards, maybe close to japan. you can already see it actually on oui’ you can already see it actually on our satellite picture. let's go further south and into australia, where we have had some nasty lightning strikes through the course of monday. they are heading eastwards tied in with an area of low pressure, so i think parts of southern australia, victoria, tasmania, some large and severe storms for tuesday. hopefully that means respite for the likes of syd ney means respite for the likes of sydney and brisbane, but there will be showers for parts of northern queensland. some severe storms forecast across parts, eastern parts of the state on monday and tuesday, even the risk of a tornado with damaging hailand e
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Sep 19, 2017 9:30pm BST
not be necessary, he thanked russia and china for their role in placing tough sanctions on north korea. —— as one diplomatic source saidjimmy. the korea. —— as one diplomatic source said jimmy. the array nuclear deal, it has stopped work on its programme in return for having punishing sanctions lifted against it, donald trump said that deal was in paris meant and he hinted he will not recertify it when he gets the opportunity in the middle of 0ctober, which could lead to the unravelling. quite the day here at the united nations. the weather, matching the slightly stormy atmosphere inside. i guess one of the things this teaches us is even though there has been a lot of churn inside the white house, steve bannon in particular leaving, donald trump very much the same man who campaigned to give president last year —— campaign to be the president last year. he said, i put america first, you should put your country's first, you should put your country's first as well, this had echoes of his inaugural speech, when he talked about the forgotten people left behind by globalisa
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Apr 6, 2017 9:00pm BST
was part of the american grouping who welcomed president xijinping of china to donald trump ‘s florida resort. the start of the meeting will look at the issues on the agenda. and we will explain why this image of vladimir putin has been banned in russia and listed as extremist material. get in touch with question is on any of the stories we are covering. in the sport in about half an hour are golf correspondent will be live from augusta national. wa nt to want to show you some copy filed into the bbc newsroom by our collea g u es into the bbc newsroom by our colleagues in washington saying the ports that detailed discussions are going on between the pentagon and white house between possible military action in syria. it's all coming since the chemical attack on tuesday which killed 70 people, this is what rex tillerson said earlier. there is no doubt in oui’ said earlier. there is no doubt in our minds and the information we have supports that syria, the syrian regime under the leadership of president assad are responsible for this attack. i think further it is very important
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