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BBC News
Oct 18, 2017 9:00pm BST
hello, i'm karin giannone, this is outside source. china's xi jinping has been speaking to the communist party congress. he says the chinese model of growth is working, and mapped out how the country will be modernised by 2050. but he's also tightening his grip on power. we'll analyse the bold claims being made in beijing. it is time for us to take centre stage in the world and make a greater contribution to mankind. more doubt is cast over kenya's presidential election re—run. it's supposed to happen next week, but a senior electoral commissioner has fled the country, saying she fears for her life last night we started the show with news that the islamic state group has been driven from the syrian city of raqqa. now the united nations says it's ready to go in and help those who survived. we have a report from inside the city. and we'll be live in washington where the us president in the middle of a row about what he did, or did not say to the widow of an american soldier. welcome to outside source. it's the first day of the biggest event in the chinese political calendar —
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
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
Nov 9, 2017 9:00pm GMT
what is the main stumbling block. donald trump is in china, talking trade, definitely changed his tone from the campaign trail, compare this: we cannot continue to allow china to rape out cannot continue to allow china to rape our country, and that is what they are doing. with this, from today. who can blame a country for taking advantage of another country for the benefit of its own citizens, i give china great credit. because of the new saudi blockade, yemen is seeing the worst famine the country has seen for several decades. as usual, if you are watching, if you have questions, if you want to pick up have questions, if you want to pick up on have questions, if you want to pick upona have questions, if you want to pick up on a particular piece of news, then the hashtag is #os. yesterday on outside source we talked about the political crisis in lebanon, and the situation has escalated since then, we want to show you this story written by the saudi press agency, a source within the saudi ministry of foreign affairs has said, due to the situations in lebanon, saudi nationals visiti
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
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
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
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
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
BBC News
Jul 10, 2017 9:00pm BST
week we'll be looking at the new silk road — the trillion dollar rail project linking china and europe. our china editor has a series of special reports. the judge hearing the case of the terminally ill baby and sport and walked out after a wimbledon classic. —— rafa nadal. welcome to outside source. the iraqi prime minister haider al abadi has declared victory over the islamic state group in iraq's second city most all. here he is speaking earlier. translation: our victory today is a victory against darkness, against brutality and against terrorism. and i declare from this place, i declare to the whole world the end, the failure and the collapse of the so—called caliphate. the terrorist state of daesh which was declared here in mosul three years ago has gone. our victory today was made possible by the iraqi people who sacrificed their lives to put an end to this evil entity which will end up in the dustbin of history. mosul‘s significant not just because it's iraq's second largest city. it's also where this man, the leader of is abu bakr al—baghdadi declared the group
BBC News
Jul 13, 2017 9:30pm BST
china editor, she has been going along the historic silk road, which china is investing around £1 trillion into to recreate. google talk about the route, and she will report from poland this time. if you have taken a trip to the natural history museum recently, you will have been greeted by gard the dip infocus, will have been greeted by gard the dip in focus, standing will have been greeted by gard the dip infocus, standing proud. but 110w dip infocus, standing proud. but now another creature is taking centre stage, the skeleton of a giant blue whale called hope. but fa ns giant blue whale called hope. but fans of dippy, do not worry, he is heading on a tour of the uk. it is the biggest creature that is known to have existed. once driven to the point of extinction, but now saved by human collaboration. the blue whale is a natural history museum iconic display, and it has been named abdullah two hope. museum iconic display, and it has been named abdullah two hopem represents the ability of man to use rational evidence and good science to make decisions that will affect the future.
BBC News
Jul 5, 2017 9:00pm BST
our capabilities to defend ourselves and our allies. meanwhile donald trump has berated china for its lack of action on dealing with north korea. britain's defence secretary has echoed that call. there is more that china can do, and needs to do, to get the regime to start responding. sanctions on qatar from some of the middle east's biggest countries will continue — after the gulf state rejects demands imposed by its neighbours. president trump will shortly be arriving in poland — we'll explain why that's his first stop before the 620 summit begins. and if you want to get in touch at any time, the hashtag #bbcos is the place to go. welcome to outside source. you saw the pictures of donald trump getting into our force the pictures of donald trump getting into ourforce onejust the pictures of donald trump getting into our force one just than to leave the us for poland, this is the scene in warsaw. you can see that as the sun sets in poland, air force one has landed. he is en route to the 620 one has landed. he is en route to the g20 summit in germany but has stopped off in polan
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
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 11, 2017 9:30pm BST
its outrageous actions. donald trump said that north korea is looking for trouble. if china decides to help that would be great. if not we will solve the problem without them. when all that is going on, the americans and the south koreans have been conducting military exercises. this is a routine exercise. it happens every year. it is to practice landing troops and equipment on beaches when a normal ports have been destroyed. north korea says it is practice for invasion. china says please stop. the us and south korea say it is what militaries do when they are in alliance. they practice for all eventualities. but we are in a time of heightened tension. president trump has ordered an aircraft carrier strike group to return to these waters. north korea called the movement of us ships into the area reckless. it is about to hold its own big military parade with a display of missiles. both sides are rattling sabres very loudly. mr trump has been in powerfor about four months and the fundamentals have not changed. the big fundamental is that soul, a city of 10 million people plus, includin
BBC News
Dec 12, 2017 9:00pm GMT
is supposed to happen next year, in 2018. that's when that's not passed by cracked. what about china ? when that's not passed by cracked. what about china? it is a huge stakeholder in this? china, on the home front, it has been applauded and congratulated for doing so many things. but again, china is elsewhere in the thing in fossil fuels. many call plants elsewhere, in africa, for instance, the balkans, electricity in bosnia. we reported on the coal industry, the balkans are seeing a lot of chinese investment. not to forget, the china thing is, china has a different kind of battle with developed countries. what china and india, these emerging economies say, is that you, developed countries, you have already done your bit, you've got your chance to develop, now it is oui’ your chance to develop, now it is our turn. so you've got to make those massive cuts in emissions, not us. those massive cuts in emissions, not us. that is still there, that battle is still there. last month, when they have this climate conference, that argument once again surfaced. and it was quite, quite serious
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
Dec 18, 2017 9:00pm GMT
. he has been expanding on his policy of america first, naming china and russia as competitors that want to challenge america's influence. we a cce pt challenge america's influence. we accept that vigorous military economic political contest are now playing out all around the world. a major train crash on the us west coast. several people have died and dozens injured after the train to railed onto a busy road below. even seen the pictures, it's pretty worth it, at this point nobody in the vehicles have been injured. cyril ramaphosa is now the head of the eoc, putting him on course for presidency in south africa. —— the anc. welcome. donald trump has delivered his first national security strategy. the document is an outline of the white‘s main security concerns. it took an america first down. mrtrump, a number of faces, china and russia featured. —— of the white house's main security concerns. we a cce pt we accept that vigorous military and political contest and role—playing at around the world. we face rogue regimes that threaten the us and our allies. we face temperatu
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
Sep 18, 2017 9:00pm BST
china isa population of rohingya's. but china is a security council member, a permanent member and they have been standing on the side of myanmar. it's difficult to predict at this point but definitely the world is looking at what is happening and they have been urging aung san suu kyi to stop the violence and they expect her to say something in this regard tomorrow. and we'll have full coverage of that statement from aung san suu kyi tomorrow night. stay with us on 0utside source — still to come: the wife of the ousted pakistani prime minister, nawaz sharif, wins a crucial by—election. secunder kermani will explain what it means for next year's general election. the former england captain, wayne rooney, has been banned from driving for two years, and sentenced to a hundred hours of community service after admitting a charge of drink—driving. the everton striker was arrested earlier this month after being pulled—over by police officers in cheshire. 0ur sports editor dan roan was in court. rooney spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth, issuing a guilty ple
BBC News
Aug 30, 2017 9:00pm BST
russia and china have criticised american actions in the region. we'll speak to bbc chinese. in venezuela, the new constituent assembly wants some opposition leaders put on trial for treason. this is the un on the health of democratic life there. i think it must be barely alive, is still alive, is the way i would look at it. if you want to get in touch — #bbc0s. tropical storm harvey has reached land again — in louisiana. after devastating parts of houston, it's been in the gulf of mexico, but it's moving again. this is the projected path for the storm. heading in an north—easterly direction through the zorya, tennessee and kentucky. new orleans should miss the worst of it — and the storm will lose intensity as it moves inland. but it's still potent. the cities of beaumont and port arthur received more than 20 inches of rain overnight and while the storm moves on — the heart of the story remains in houston where severe flooding remains. here's what the texas governor said earlier. the rain that was received in the harris county area has set an all—time record. now th
BBC News
Jul 25, 2017 9:00pm BST
to the un said this about china's corporation of america. ambassador to the un said this about china's corporation of americali think they have cooperated. i was pleased with the response we got back. i think some seriousness has been shown. the true test will be what they have worked out with russia. that is the real test. just hearing that from the us ambassador to the un, there are un sanctions but also united states on sanctions? yes, the sanctions on the bill would authorise sanctions against businesses which deal with north korea. it would be a way of putting pressure on china because they do the most business that north korea. it is something the administration has pushed aggressively. at the un, they are saying when it comes to tightening international sanctions, airand tightening international sanctions, air and travel restrictions, possibly oil restrictions and north korean guest workers, when they initially proposed to china were thinking of, the initial response was quite serious and she was pleased by. that her take on what is happening there. china has pushed back
BBC News
Jul 31, 2017 9:30pm BST
rejects over peninsulas, china is opposed that happening president trump doesn't seem overly concerned on sunday he took the twitter to say... thart language from the president, mark and distant from the line which he used when the chinese leader visited him a couple of months ago. here is karen again in china's position. people are wondering how much influence the shana really have certainly people here have links to china, many of them have family to china. it is true that it's responsible for about 90% of all trade with north korea, china the instance, provide cheap fuel which powers the tanks and power stations in place of korea. it is condemned the test and has very little appetite any kind of military confrontation after all that could result in millions of north korean refugees flooding across in chinese borders. as the donald trump's tweet, that china could solve this problem while the chinese newspapers as saying he is simply wrong. it is not that simple. officials century say they have struck a deal will hold the olympic games in 2000 22. reports say the international olympic
BBC News
Oct 25, 2017 9:00pm BST
importance in china. xijinping appears to be looking beyond another five years in power. bbc chinese tell us how we know. the bbc has lodged an urgent complaint at the united nations against iran over its treatment of bbc persian staff. one of my colleagues from bbc persian on set to give us their first hand account. and we'll look at how a small business in the us state of montana, secured a contract worth hundreds of millions of dollars, to rebuild puerto rico's power network. the kenyan election will go ahead. the kenyan election will go ahead. the polls open on thursday morning. the polls open on thursday morning. the supreme court was supposed to rule on a petition to support in the vote, but five out of the seven judges didn't show up for the hearing earlier which brought us to this point. that leads us the only judges present. that is the two of us. judges present. that is the two of us. and acts 1632 of the constitution, this matter cannot be held this morning. we were given a number of reasons for the no shows. one was ill, another unable to get a flight back in time — and two wer
BBC News
Jun 20, 2017 9:00pm BST
know china tried. sips we spoke —— since we spoke, i have read some analysis of this tweet, trying to understand this, whether china got involved in trying to free otto warm bear. i was referred to the white house. it is not clear whether he is referring to negotiations over warmbier or the larger issue of dealing with north korea's nuclear weapons. for warmbier, all we have heard is by lateral negotiations, they haven't mentioned china. we know that there are going to be meetings tomorrow involving the secretary of state and the secretary of defence and high level counter parts from china to talk about security issues, but north korea will be high on the list and officials said they had seen co—operation from china, although they were looking for more and they will be discussing for example north korean entities that are sanctioned through the un but work with china. but there is a feeling this is something we continue with and that hasn't changed. if he china has failed on the larger issue, that feeling is not reflected in the state department. thank you. stay us with. we are g
BBC News
Dec 22, 2016 9:30pm GMT
is a staunch critic of china and ruled that the impact this could have an economic relationship during the us and china. and at some of the best pictures from bigwig competition in portugal, some people stayed on their boards but not everyone. we will look at some of the best waves and the biggest wipe—outs. well, as i mentioned, the syrian army is claiming it has completely reta ken army is claiming it has completely reta ke n a army is claiming it has completely reta ken a level, army is claiming it has completely retaken a level, the last comboy of rebel fighters and civilians has been evacuated, that leaves the city and the full control of the government the first time in almost four years, we are being told by the red cross in syria that more than 34,000 red cross in syria that more than 3a,000 people have been evacuated from the city in the last seven days, most of them have gone to the neighbouring province of idlib, primarily controlled by the rebels. one of those to leave a level —— aleppo is a seven—year—old girl which a mother —— her mother used to send
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
Sep 28, 2017 9:00pm BST
a team of researchers in china, who say they've successfully edited the dna in human embryo to remove a potentially life threatening disease. the latest round of brexit talks ended. mood music seems better than before. first here's david davis. and clear we've made considerable progress on the issues that matter, increasing certainty, for citizens and businesses. providing reassurance to our eu partners regarding our mutual financial obligations. agreeing to some of the key principles with issues arising from northern ireland and ireland. the talks were all the in the context of last week's speech by theresa may. in it the prime minister proposed a transition period after brexit. it would be two years and during it the the uk would pay into the eu budget. here are the thoughts of the eu's michel barnier. translation: i think that it's positive that theresa may's speech made possible to unblock the situation to some extent and give a new dynamic to the situation. but we are farfrom being at new dynamic to the situation. but we are far from being at a stage, new dynamic to the si
BBC News
Sep 19, 2017 9:00pm BST
journalists in prison than any other country. china is next on the list and china has just country. china is next on the list and china hasjust over half country. china is next on the list and china has just over half the amount in prison that turkey does. his come from the committee to protect journalists. i his come from the committee to protectjournalists. i mention this because a trial is continuing as 17 journalists accused of involvement in last year's failed coup. among them, a famous novelist and his younger brother. they all signed up his younger brother. they all signed up to 43 years injail. it is his younger brother. they all signed up to 43 years in jail. it is also worth mentioning since the failed coup, and in 50 media outlets have been shut by the government. i spoke to my colleague from bbc turkish about what the journalists are accused of doing. these journalists are accused of basically supporting the coup d'etat and being members of terrorist organisation. there was another important journalism trial today in turkey which had started a year after it related to the news
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france and the us, there was discussion even about china, frankly and what they thought of the chinese leader, about climate change with donald trump throwing up vague suggestion that maybe a deal can vague suggestion that maybe a deal ca n yet vague suggestion that maybe a deal can yet be done, a compromise could be reached which is going to introduce another element of interest to that issue, where we all thought it subsided somewhat. then perhaps the pithiest question was about trump's view of france, because in his election campaign, he was talking about paris isn't paris any more because of immigration and terror threats. france can't look after itself, and here, he nailed that issue and said you have to a new man in charge, a new president. a great president, a strong president, and he will make things right, and i will come back again. so, iam right, and i will come back again. so, i am sure that is what the french will pick up on. more in a moment. here is a tweet from donald trump. the two seem to be getting on very well. the two seem to be getting on very well. the pr
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Jul 19, 2017 9:00pm BST
contributions. and look that is messaging on china, one minute he seemed to give up on the idea of working with the country, only to tweet about an excellent meeting with china days later. president trump recently suggested setting up a cyber security unit with the russians, but it did not ta ke with the russians, but it did not take long for him to retract the idea. should i keep the twitter going on at? many of his supporters think he should, for sure. we get it direct from him. you love the tweets? cofevfe is a great word explanation many wish he would stop treating, including some in his own party. he has more than 33 million followers and it does not look like he will stop any time soon. we will be looking at a subject very close to donald trump's heart soon. the chinese and the us are having high—level trade talks, looking at the fact that america buys an awful lot more than it sells to china. we will speak to michelle fleury about that. ministers have announced plans to raise the state pension age from 67 to 68, seven years earlier than originally planned. six million peop
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Nov 16, 2017 9:00pm GMT
beady eye on developments is china. it is africa's biggest trading partner — and shares especially strong bond with zimbabwe. here is president mugabe meeting xijining are meeting, looking pally there at the china—africa summit injohanesburg a couple of years ago — and this is how mugabe summed up their relationship between the nations. this is how robert mugabe saw their relationship. they go much deeper than resources. we are looking to strengthen the multifaceted relations between african countries and china. well, the events of the last 48 hours in zimbabwe have been a prominent feature in china's mainstream foreign affairs press. generally speaking, they are being pretty upbeat about the whole thing. this tweet from leading state newspaper global times summs it up. they suggest this will bring new opportunities to china, in fact. and the image they are, just to run that home, a ray of sunshine. china specialist kerry allen from bbc monitoring to explain. a lot of press coverage in china this morning, specifically with foreign media, foreign affairs specialist media in chin
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Apr 26, 2017 9:00pm BST
and aggressive china and russia, neither of you who seem to respect the international agreements they have signed onto. and this is admiral harris on why north korea is a real threat. with every test kim jong—un moves closer to his stated goal... he is not afraid to fail in public. depending our homeland is our top priority, so ijust assuming that his nuclear claims are true, i know his nuclear claims are true, i know his certainly are. in washington — here's barbara plett usher on how i thought she would be led back ci will play you something she told me a leer. i think his rhetoric is tough that he has deployed a number of military... —— something she told me earlier. she is time to convince the north koreans and the chinese, the north koreans and the chinese, the main ally that the white house is serious it will not be messed around with. the question you have asked about what is different, what different policy is there, that is the bit that the senators are also asking. they see this posturing and they ask what it means, what is the plan? is obviously a pre—emptive
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Jan 5, 2017 9:30pm GMT
the new york times app, from its apple app store, in china, chinese authorities are set to do that, following the request, and we get the details soon. when it comes to digital dangers such as bullying and grooming, young people are being left to fend for themselves, that comes from the children's ministerfor themselves, that comes from the children's minister for england. gillian hargreaves has more. look familiar? teenagers stuck to their mobile phones. millions are connected to their friends via social media but the children's commissioner says too many are allowed to roam in a cyber world with limited protection and regulation. —— with limited protection and regulation. the girls at this high school in warrington think there is a risk. teenagers don't know what they're signing up to. rules needs to be short and snappy. not 15 pages. the report calls for the appointment of a digital ombudsman to mediate between children and social media companies over online bullying. it also recommends there should be mandatory digital citizenship courses in schools and new privacy laws to
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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
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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
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. we will hear from katty kay. president trump's spent the day in china we scour the country's social media to find out what they're saying about him. hollywood star kevin spacey faces a new allegation of sexual misconduct — we hear from an alleged victim. welcome to outside source. quite a day for uk politics. i will do my best to take you right through it. this is priti patel. she was international development secretary. but this is her leaving ten downing street after resigning, under intense pressure. this was not so long ago. this isn'tjust about one minister — it's about the stability of the government, and about brexit. priti patel is a big supporter of brexit. this began with priti patel holding meetings with senior israeli officials during what was supposed to be a summer holiday — and we were told by downing street that she hadn't told the prime minister. that breaks the ministerial code. then we had an apology from priti patel. it seems theresa may accepted. then last night we found out there were more meetings. that was from a report in the sun newspaper. and
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Oct 18, 2017 9:30pm BST
hello, i'm karin giannone, this is outside source. china's xi jinping has been speaking to the communist party congress. he says it is time for the nation to ta ke ce ntre he says it is time for the nation to take centre stage in world affairs. stranded for days, the thousands of rohingya muslims fleeing, we report from the border with bangladesh. we look back on the 2002 moscow theatre siege and here one woman's account of the events of that night. two days after the killing of malta's most famous investigative journalist and a car bomb attack, the country's prime minister says her death is a nightmare. and every day, outside source features bbc journalists working in over 30 languages. your questions are always welcome. os is the hashtag. welcome back. we have been talking about the rohingya crisis many times, it is still very much an ongoing emergency. amnesty international has a new report out today, it says myanmar‘s army has killed hundreds of men, women and children in a systematic campaign to expel rohingya muslims. the report calls for an arms embargo on myanmar, and
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Sep 4, 2017 9:00pm BST
lower your guard. the peninsular issue must be resolved peacefully. china will never allow chaos and war on the peninsular. my amartey is also receiving international criticism for its treatment of muslims. just four days ago there was nothing here and now look at it. it is a vast settlement, a temporary home for refugees who have come over from myanmar and have nowhere to go. plus bbc arabic on the islamic state group under pressure in syria and the beer that —— bbc investigation into is recruitment in the uk. i want to begin with the american statement at an emergency session of the un security council earlier. to the un security council earlier. to the members of the security council, i must say, enough is enough. we have taken an incremental approach and despite the best of intentions, it has not worked. members of this council will no doubt urge negotiations and a return to talks. but as i havejust negotiations and a return to talks. but as i have just outlined, negotiations and a return to talks. but as i havejust outlined, we have engaged in numerous direct and multilateral ta
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Jul 12, 2017 9:30pm BST
china editor has been looking at the chinese companies are pouring workers into new countries — leaving locals wondering what the benefits are for them. the eu's chief brexit negotiator has said britain must recognise its financial obligations to the european union. the brexit story is getting complicated, if you've got any questions, tweet them to us at #bbc os and we'll answer. all the other contacts are on screen. here's my colleague zeinab badadwi, telling us... "with president erdogan of turkey. wide ranging interview on @bbchardtalk, marking a year since the failed coup". let's see some of it. first, here's the president on whether journalists are beign imprisoned. opposition journalists write a lot of insulting articles about me even recently they did it during the march. those insulting articles are still out there. those people in jail are not journalists. some of them collaborated with terror organisations. some were jailed for possession of firearms. they have a journalist badge, but this is not the official press card — so with that badge they claim to be journalists. grou
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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
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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
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china where older mothers who froze their embryos are driving a baby boom a year after the one—child policy was abandoned. in 0s sport we'll look at why the us national hockey league won't be taking part in next year's winter olympics. and don't forget you can get in touch using the #bbcos. back to our main story. at least 58 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a suspected chemical attack in north—western syria, a monitoring group says. this is the town, khan sheikhoun. it's in rebel—held idlib province. the syrian observatory for human rights say that the attack was carried out by either syrian government or russian jets. both deny that this is true. we had this from the secretary of state rex tillerson, he said this chemical attack shows how sad operates with brittle, unabashed barbarism. i wanted to find out the latest so i spoke to rasha qandeel from bbc arabic. the denial by the syrian government is still the same. the reaction by the white house combination has flipped everything over. it is quite strong, as you may know. the description that it is intolerable and
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Jul 4, 2017 9:00pm BST
russia and china respond as one and with urgency. translation: among our common foreign policy priorities is the resolution of the problem of the korean peninsula, to ensure lasting peace and stability in northeast asia. north korea now it says it can strike anywhere in the world. we'll assess that claim, the short version is that it can't. eu member states continue to disagree on how to deal with the migrant crisis with austria now ready to use its army to stop them coming in. there has been a major breakthrough in raqqa. groups fighting the is say they have broken through a major wall. the bbc has been looking at the issue ofjournalist safety in mexico. a human rights group says that last year 11 were murdered and hundreds assaulted. we are alive and you can get as an e—mailand on we are alive and you can get as an e—mail and on social media. we are alive and you can get as an e—mail and on social media. welcome to outside source. russia and china have two explicit messages. one for north korea, stop your missile and nuclear programmes. and one for the us and south korea, stop you
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Jul 11, 2017 9:00pm BST
african states. china's new silk road is president xijin ping's project of the century. he plans to spend around a trillion dollars on projects to connect 60 countries. china claims its win—win for all. but some countries feel his bid for strategic influence could leave them with serious debts. the bbc‘s china editor carrie gracie has been travelling the new silk road, and reports from western china. this is the face of the new silk road. behind the stage make—up, this girl is a muslim from a farming family. the her people left behind by china's growth. here, the state fears radical islam. and ethnic unrest has kept many way. translation: tourists i met had heard this place was unsafe, that they couldn't be sure to get out unharmed if they came here. some people did some bad things and it has affected all of us. china is trying to rewrite the script. at this theatre, a grand narrative of ethnic unity and opportunities for all. there's a lot of ground to cover. the wealth gap between west china and the coast, a challenge as immense as the terrain. this economy is addicted to building
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Apr 13, 2017 9:30pm BST
china, as well as the general secretary of nato. he's also launched an airstrike against the syrian government. but what does this tell us about how his policies have changed since his inauguration? and more violence has broken out between european football fans — tonight, the start of the match between besiktas and lyon had to be delayed. we'll have the latest in os sport. we can speak withjeremy bowen, the bbc‘s bbc middle east editor now. i'm soyuz all the interview with president assad, what did you make of it? i watched the whole interview andi of it? i watched the whole interview and i read the transcript as well. ina way, and i read the transcript as well. in a way, he is very consistent in the line he has always taken, which is that he is fighting a conspiracy, directed from abroad, that has sent terrorists, and he never makes a distinction between different groups, hejust distinction between different groups, he just calls them terrorists, who are out to smash the syrian state. this is a line that he has come up with consistently, adapted to different circumstances, sin
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Sep 21, 2017 9:00pm BST
to tell you that, as you may have just heard moments ago, china, their central bank has told their of the banks, it isa bank has told their of the banks, it is a massive banking system, to immediately stop doing business with north korea. donald trump... we can speak our correspondent who is there right now. “— correspondent who is there right now. —— we can speak to our correspondent who is there right now. we have details of the sanctions. any foreign bank that knowingly conducts or facilitate trade with north korea can be subject to us sanctions. that would mean the us cutting off the ability of that foreign bank to operate here in the us. all banks do. pretty much. that is stephanie aimed at china. it is china does the most trade with north korea. —— that is definitely aimed at china. it is most likely to have contact with north korea. that is significant. the us have been talking about doing it. now it has happened. the chinese are apparently on board with this. the us treasury secretary spoke to the chinese bank, told them they shouldn't do any business with north
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a big commitment to say they will push electric cars in china, the biggest market with the biggest appetite because china themselves have said they want to start having a lot more electric car is on the streets. enter alibaba. we are talking about trying to disrupt the way cars are being sold and it is interesting because it's a conversation which often comes up in the united states, people saying we need to change the way we sell cars. i think need to change the way we sell cars. ithinka need to change the way we sell cars. i think a lot of people will watch this very closely. in terms of american car manufacturers and their performance in china have they been able to get a sizeable foothold in the market? they are trying but there is a lot of complications. there are lots of success stories but the complexities with which they have to do work in china, we saw tesla saying they will not partner with a chinese company locally and will just with a chinese company locally and willjust go at it alone which is something we don't really see often except, in fact, we have almost never se
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