tv Outside Source BBC News March 30, 2017 9:00pm-9:31pm BST
hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. a starred with some news that has come in. the hosted south korean president has been arrested on corruption charges. the syrian war is now in its seventh year. today the bbc is focusing on the day—to—day lives many have to live with violence all around. in syria, in a place which has seen some of the worst fighting of the war, now an ordinary day with children going to school and having fun. lyse doucet has returned to the syrian city of homs. the uk has begun the process of repealing a0 years of eu laws — it's not going to be easy. our laws will be made in london, edinburgh, cardiff and belfast. and not byjudges in luxembourg but across the united kingdom. we'll be live in westminster to discuss the great repeal bill — and we'll be live in malta, where there's been more comment on brexit from senior eu leaders.
if you want to get in touch, you can e—mail us, find us on social media. i want to begin by showing you some of the copy coming into the bbc newsroom in the last hour. this is from the associated press telling us the south korean court has approved the south korean court has approved the arrest of park geun—hye over corruption allegations. this is from reuters, telling us that park geun—hye was driven from office in march, impeached over these allegations of bribery. and having been arrested, she can be held in a self up to 20 days while she is being investigated. —— in a cell. we
can tell you park geun—hye has been arrested. let's bring in aidan foster carter, a career expert. —— korea. what do you make of this news? it was not unexpected. events have moved pretty fast. three months ago park geun—hye was the president of south korea. the scandal broke. she was impeached. the constitutional court upheld her impeachment on march nine. that means she lost her immunity from prosecution which she had whenever she remained as president. and since a special prosecutor had identified no less than 13 separate matter is that they wanted to charge with, i think it was inevitable that she would be charged. you say she has been charged. most of the wire
copy... looks like his line has frozen. that's frustrating. in the meantime, there is more information on that story on the bbc website. let's talk about syria. the war in syria has entered its seventh year. it has taken the lives of 300,000 people. that's according to the united nations. this graph from the un shows that at least five million people have left the country. close to 5 million. a further six million are internally displaced. they have had to leave their homes and go somewhere else in syria. that's more than half the population. and an estimated 13.5 million people are in need of aid. homs is syria's third largest city. the government controls
almost all of it. lyse doucet is there. three years ago she reported from there. she has been back to meet a little girl caught up in the fighting. winter, 2014. the old city of homs in rebel hands. besieged and bombarded for two years. the government finally allowed some families to leave. including baraha. eight years old. one of the most traumatised children i'd seen in this war. and what do you want to do now? look at her now. a wish come true. three years on. back in school.
back in her old neighbourhood. baraha is now one of the oldest in her class. war forced her out of school. now she's catching up. the teachers say she is one of the best students. a crowded classroom. look at the faces. so eager to learn. they know this matters. so many syrian children aren't in school. you know, in some ways of course this is terrific to see, children just being children here in syria, in a place which has seen some of the worst fighting of the war. and now an ordinary day with children going to school and having fun. i walk with baraha to her home. through the alleyways of the old city, now in government hands.
the last time i was here it looked like this. looted. and a mortar hit the kitchen. killing her brother. decapitating her mother. she was there. later a mortar almost hit baraha and her sister. you 0k? something's landed, 0k. so i met you three years ago and now you are almost 12. so how has baraha changed? translation: i am much happier now. we are back in our house. you are ok, you are sleeping at night, you don't have bad memories? translation: thank god i forget everything.
when i go to bed i remember when i had a part in a play, i remember school, what i did during the day. it's all good stuff. no bad memories. hard for her father to forget, now bringing up four daughters on his own. translation: god help me. the girls make it easy. when they are in the house safe, i try to find work in the neighbourhood. if my daughters have a good future, i am the winner. heading into herfuture, this little girl has already been through so much. it's the same for all of them, children all across this country. their fate still lies in syria's hands. lyse doucet, bbc news, homs. remember, you can find extensive
information about the syrian conflict on the bbc news website. yesterday the uk began the formal process of leaving the eu. today the government is settings out its plans to ensure european law no longer applies in the uk. it's being called the great repeal bill — you can find it online. here's the brexit secretary, david davis. we have been clear we want a smooth and orderly exit, and the great repeal bill is integral to that approach. it will provide clarity and certainty for businesses, workers and consumers across the united kingdom on the day we leave the eu. it will mean that as we exit the eu. it will mean that as we exit the eu. it will mean that as we exit the eu and seek a new deep and special partnership with the european union, we will be doing so
from a position where we have the same standards and rules. it will also ensure we deliver on our promise to end the supremacy of european union law in the uk as we exit. our laws will be made in london, edinburgh, cardiff and belfast, and determined not by judges in luxembourg but across the united kingdom. there's a guide on our website with more details on this bill. but simply, it will repeal an act which says eu law is supreme to the uk's, and it will ensure the uk leaves the jurisdiction of the european court ofjustice. it will also transfer thousands of eu laws on everything from workers' rights to the environment into uk law. look at this tweet from the times columnist matt chorley. let's bring
in mark labelle live from westminster. i guess the cut and paste was the only way the uk could get through this in the time frame? that's absolutely right. 12,000 guidelines they have do pick up and paste into uk law. and a thousand measures where they need a time—limited correcting fluid to go through it and get special powers, where they have to scratch out things that wouldn't make sense in uk law because they are based on uk institutions or things the uk wouldn't be a part of any more. what the government says it is because it's only got two years and it was to provide certainty for businesses, consumers and workers, it needs to have the same laws in place today as it will do on the 29th of march, 2019. this is the only way it says it can do that. i want to pull up a
tweet from caroline lucas, the co—leader of the green party in the uk. what i'm hoping you can explain is, given that this is a copy and paste job, why are some mps concerned?” think they are nervous on two france. the first is that the government sticks to its promise to really just finesse the government sticks to its promise to reallyjust finesse the bill so it works, and they don't change workers' rights, environmental protections that have been brought into british law because of what the eu has done. the second part of this, and maybe this is a brewing political battle of which caroline lucas and the green party are taking their side, is that all of this will be upforgrabs, their side, is that all of this will be up for grabs, on the table, on the 29th of march 2019. and so what was set in stone may now be able to
be reversed. that could be recycling targets, renewable energy targets, the workers of is to be time directive. the idea that people aren't meant to work more than 48 hours awita unless they choose not to. these are key policies that the politicians here are very nervous maybe changed when the power is brought back to the uk. let me ask you about the opposition. it's not trying to stop brexit from happening. is it opposed to this bill? it's not opposed to the bill because it sees it as necessary in order so there is no legal hiatus in two years. it wants to make sure the government keeps its promises in just bringing over exactly the same rights for workers that become enshrined in uk law as they are guaranteed at the moment under eu law. mark, thank you. that has been happening in the house of commons. let's switch our
attention to malta. brexit is being discussed among centre—right leaders. let's look at what some of the most senior people have been saying. this is donald tusk, president of the european council. we must challenge the document. we must say loud and clear that anything that tries to weaken the eu is the opposite of modern patriotism. those who take aim at european unity, thread and also their own communities. words such as security, sovereignty, dignity and pride must return to our political dictionary. donald tusk wrestling with broader issues for the whole of the european
union as it goes forward without the uk. here is chris morris, the bbc correspondent. he came on area to explain more. she repeatedly spoke about the eu of 27 as if the uk had already left. it was almost a deliberate attempt to move on. i think the focused in the next 24—hours will be on donald tusk. tomorrow morning he will issue the first formally eu response to theresa may's article 50 letter, in the form of negotiating draft guidelines, which will be sent to the yellow 27 eu capitals. i understand he still working on document. it will focus in particular on the sequence of negotiation. from an eu perspective that means first, separation, the divorce, the broad outline of that.
then, several months later, general agreement on the broad terms of a future trading relationship. then again, several months after that, the transition. how do we get from full eu membership now today, to a totally new relationship in the future? those transition negotiations will delve into some of the most difficult issues like freedom of movement of people, migration and the role of the european court ofjustice. there has been a lot of speculation in the uk about whether we might find a transition period after march 2019, before a full exit. is that idea being entertained in malta? i've not spoken to a single leader from any other european country who thinks everything can be done in a two—year period. i know that was something which initially the british comment put out as an aspiration, but everybody else seems to think it is impossible. legally it is too complex, politically it is too
complex. there has to be some kind of transition, they argue. that means therefore that some kind of eu rules will continue to apply to the united kingdom. that is where it will be so difficult. these red lines on either side, in particular theresa may's insistence that the european court of justice theresa may's insistence that the european court ofjustice will no longer play a role in british life, she will have to roll back a little bit on that. if she doesn't, it's ha rd to bit on that. if she doesn't, it's hard to see how there will be a transitional arrangement, and we will have to go from full membership one day to a totally different thing the next. a lot of people think that would be very dangerous. in a few minutes, we'll be live in washington to get the latest on the senate investigation into whether russia interfered in the us election campaign. rex tillerson has been meeting president erdogan in turkey. leading tech companies have told the home secretary there are committed to doing more in the uk to combat
terror. amber rudd urged facebook and google to crack down on terrorist propaganda, and even stop it before it appears online. here is oui’ it before it appears online. here is our technology correspondent. she will point to their success in removing child abuse images, something the government pressed for and there was action by technology companies to do that, to establish a database of these images, so they could be prevented from going up even before they appeared. and she appears to want something similar from the tech companies. they have written her a letter saying they are making progress. they are going to establish this joint initiative. it is -- establish this joint initiative. it is —— there is a pointed line saying their work has been strengthened in this effort by the engagement with the european union. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom.
as to south korean park geun—hye has been arrested on corruption charges. she was removed from office after being impeached. some of the other stories from bbc world service. the chinese president will meet donald trump next thursday. the chinese foreign ministry says the meeting will take place in florida. this will take place in florida. this will be the first meeting between the two since mr trump issued a range of sharp criticisms of china during the presidential campaign. after negotiations with north korea, malaysia has said it will release the body of the half—brother of north korea's leader, assassinated at kuala lumpur airport last month. let's talk about us secretary of state rex tillerson, who has been in
turkey today with —— for talks with the turkish president. top of the agenda is discussing a way forward on defeating isis. the islamic state group, as it is also called. with their cooperation in syria, and in particular around the offensive on raqqa, the isis stronghold, is far from straightforward. you will realise why when i show you this map. this red territory is controlled by islamic state. we have the syrian army territory towards the syrian army territory towards the west. the us is opposed to the assad regime. this purple area george the turkish border is controlled by kurdish forces. the americans are working with the kurds. the turks consider them to be terrorists, quite a difference of opinion. they held a joint news conference. rex tillerson was asked whether the us and turkey saw eye to eye on the issue of kurdish
fighters. here is what he had to say. let there be no mistake. there is no space between turkey and the united states and our commitment to defeat isis. notjust in syria and iraq, but as members of the greater coalition to defeat daesh anni where daesh shows its face on planet earth. they will be confronted by the coalition. rex tillerson is referring to islamic state as daesh. is there a united front between the americans and the turks? we sort out the help of our bbc turkish correspondent. rex tillerson praised turkey's military efforts in northern syria against islamic state. but he didn't really a nswer against islamic state. but he didn't really answer the journalists' question regarding pkk. the turkish
foreign minister said turkey had been upset because of us support to the white pg. we should mention that turkey accepts them as a terrorist organisation and does not want them to be included in the raqqa operation. but the us has not called them a terrorist organisation. on them a terrorist organisation. on the contrary, they have sorted support against islamic state in syria. time for business. we begin with the north american free trade agreement, nafta. it has long been in donald trump's sites. the goal of the worst deal is contrary and ever signed. we were told they would be radical changes to how america trade with canada and with mexico. not for the first time low, the rhetoric isn't quite managing —— matching the policy. let's bring in samir husein live from new york. where has mr trump got to with dismantling nafta?
so what we have is a draft sort of position, where the trump administration is release signalling to congress the kinds of changes they want to make to the north american free trade agreement. a lot of the rhetoric we heard during the campaign from of the rhetoric we heard during the campaignfrom mrtrump of the rhetoric we heard during the campaign from mr trump was that nafta was a terrible deal, it was really bad for the united states, and if we and it renegotiated, we're going to walk away. —— can't renegotiated. when you look at some of the proposals he has presented to congress, it is softer than some of the rhetoric we heard earlier. things like there are these tribunal is that companies can go to when they want to make complaints. a lot of people have criticised those tribunals because they circumvent civil courts, and it could really harm the sovereignty of countries. those tribunal ‘s will still exist. —— tribunals. some wanted the
president to attack currency regulators. none of that has been tackled. mr trump seems to be quite critical in america's relationship with america than with canada, particularly the issue of us firms going to mexico to make things more cheaply. our —— are any of these proposals dealing with that? there is one proposal dealing with one of those issues. it was a proposal that actually bill clinton, the secretary of nafta, wanted to get in but mexico posted. it was to be able to reinstate tariffs. mexico posted. it was to be able to reinstate ta riffs. if mexico posted. it was to be able to reinstate tariffs. if a country has a flood of goods from another country that hurts the domestic industry, well then that country then has the right to impose tariffs on the goods coming in. there is a proposal to have that put in. more than two decades ago when it was put in by then—president clinton, mexico did not agree. it will be a bit of a
negotiation to see of that can be worked back into the agreement. thank you. the world's biggest insurance firm is lloyds of london. have a look at this tweet from simon jack of the bbc. simon suggested may not go down so well at number 10. the chief executive of lloyd's of london has been speaking to the bbc. we wa nted london has been speaking to the bbc. we wanted to have a really top robust regulator, brussels fits that bill. we also wanted to have great access to talent. we need to hire some really good people and we felt it was an excellent place to go. also, we have to think about accessibility. how easy is it to get to london from somewhere on the continent, and elsewhere on the continent, and elsewhere on the continent to get to that place? we also wanted to consider the likelihood of the country staying within the eu in the future, because thatis within the eu in the future, because that is an important factor. jeff
bezos, the founder of amazon, has overta ken bezos, the founder of amazon, has overtaken warren buffet as the second richest person in the world. bloomberg's billionaires' index cou nts bloomberg's billionaires' index counts these things. he is now worth a cool $75.6 billion. hejumped into second place yesterday because amazon stock hit a record high. he still has a way to go before he gets top spot. bill gates has been there for awhile. his value is put at $86 billion. some of the latest business stories on outside source. stay with me. if you have any questions, i will be back in a couple of minutes. hello. your next uk forecast in half
an hour. at this time of the evening we go beyond our shores and look at some of the main weather stories around the world. we have been talking about cyclone debbie and australia. this is the view for thursday. what's left of the system is moving away, but it is still producing a lot of rain. some spots had another 200 millimetres. another 100 millimetres in brisbane. although the rain is about to stop, the flood threat continues. all of this water is feeding through the river systems and it's still very windy going into friday. gusty winds along the coast of queensland, new south wales. dangerous surfing conditions. unusually high tights as well. you can see on friday most of the wet is finally moving out to sea. it will begin to dry up. the
dangers winds will continue. but it is looking, thankfully for the weekend, quieter. watch it in new zealand next week. the moisture will feed into the regular weather system and add some extra spark to the rain front on the way. in the usa we have seen some severe thunderstorms and tornadoes in the south. although the tornadoes in the south. although the tornado threat is going to decrease on the southern flank of this system, north—east of the usa, maybe that's your destination in the next few days, has somewhat weather on the way. for some, some more snowfall on the way into eastern parts of canada. for new york on friday, looking like rain. in boston, some snow in the forecast. the next couple of days may see some more in montreal. in washington, temperatures holding up. still expecting further heavy rain to fall
into parts of peru notjust on friday, the next couple of days. u nfortu nately, friday, the next couple of days. unfortunately, there is no letup to the severe flooding and the rain in the severe flooding and the rain in the forecast in this part of the world. the heat in india, no letup there either. we have had temperatures of 43, 40 four celsius, particularly into rajasthan. pre—monsoon heat. above normal even for this time of the year. on to europe, the next few days has a lot of high—pressure. any looking fine. low pressure close to the uk and low pressure moving into russia. for moscow that means more snow for friday before things turn milder over the weekend. things will improve for paris and london over the weekend. much more about the uk weather in half an hour. the welcome by outside source. —— welcome back to outside source. in
syria, the war has entered its seventh year. the bbc has been focusing on their daily lives of people are still there. the quest to discover weather russia interfered in the us election campaign continues. some democrats are already convinced. russian propaganda on steroids. it was designed to poison the national conversation in america. i've anchored trump is now going to use