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this is the briefing. i'm sally bundock. our top story — the white house says there's n0 evidence of collusion between president trump's election campaign and russia — as facebook reveals the shocking scale of the russian—linked bid to sway voters. sacked catalan president carles puigdemont has gone to belgium, amid reports he may claim asylum as spain considers charging him with rebellion. hundreds of refugees refuse to leave an australian—run detention centre that's set to close this morning because of fears for their safety. and our top business story — is it too little too late for the city of london? the bank of england warns as many as 75,000 jobs could be lost as a result of brexit. shortly i'll bejoined by inga beale, the boss of one of the world's most important insurance groups, lloyds of london. a warm welcome to the programme —
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briefing you on all you need to know in global news, business and sport. also to come — facebook, twitter and google will face tough questions from congress about russian meddling in us election, so we're asking do you trust social media as a source of news? tell us what you think — just use the hashtag #bbcthebriefing. the white house insists that criminal charges brought against former aides to president trump show no evidence of collusion between his election campaign and russia. mr trump's former advisor, george papadopoulos, admits lying to the fbi while the president's former
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campaign manager, paul manafort, has pleaded not guilty to money laundering. meanwhile, in a submission to the us congress, facebook said more than 126 million americans may have read posts, uploaded by russia—based operatives around the time of the presidential election. laura bicker has the latest from washington. paul manafort, donald trump's former campaign manager leaves court under house arrest faced in 12 graves charges including money laundering and conspiracy. he is pleading not guilty and that charges do not relate to his work with the campaign. as he sped away from the spotlight, there came an unexpected bombshell. george papadopolous, an unpaid foreign policy adviser for the trump campaign secretly pleaded guilty to lying to the fbi about his
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russian contacts. his charge sheet says that while he was in aid for donald trump europe met a russian professor in london who said he had dirt on hillary clinton. despite having earlier told the fbi he was not a member of the trump campaign when the meeting took based. the professor camp —— claimed he had thousands of trump campaign in malls and he worked to arrange a meeting between vladimir putin and donald trump, something that did not happen. it discloses facts of communication between donald trump campaign and the russians. more details have emerged about alleged russian and attempt to influence voters on social media. facebook believes the 126 american users may have come into contact with russian backed propaganda during the election. this investigation is not going away, as the white house had hoped and could overshadow the trump residency for some time to come. ——
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trump residency. the sacked leader of catalonia, carles puigdemont, has arrived in belgium and hired a lawyer specialising in immigration, with speculation he may seek asylum. earlier, the spanish attorney general said he was seeking charges including rebellion, sedition and the misappropriation of public funds against mr puigdemont and other separatist leaders over last week's unilateral declaration of independence. sarah corker reports. in barcelona, people are asking just what happens next. the spanish government is now in charge of running this, the catalan region. ca rles running this, the catalan region. carles puigdemont, the deposed cattle and legal —— leader faces charges of rebellion and he has decided to escape. translation: he is in belgium. i think, to step away a bitand is in belgium. i think, to step away a bit and let things come down. he did not give me much more explanation. i am did not give me much more explanation. iam not did not give me much more explanation. i am not his political
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assistant but his justice assistant. and speculation is growing that ca rles and speculation is growing that carles puigdemont is preparing to seek asylum in belgium. he is now potentially a fugitive from spanish justice. in catalonia, he and the hearts of these supporters by declaring independence on friday. but he has left others, like these pro— unity campaigners, serious. what happened here, it is light ca rles what happened here, it is light carles puigdemont is a dictator. z. i lost a lot of friends. we talk a lot about politics and this is impossible to talk about. and the stand—off is escalating. yesterday the prosecutor in madrid announced serious charges against catalan leaders, carrying a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison in order to uphold honour, this offers has five charges of rebellion, sedition and misuse of funds against the main cata la n misuse of funds against the main catalan leaders. and the reaction to
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that from the fact catalan deputy president who said he had nothing new to say. amid reports of the otherformer cabinet new to say. amid reports of the other former cabinet members are also win belgium with carles puigdemont, the potential wreck percussions of this crisis now stretch across europe. —— repercussions of this crisis. let's brief you on some of the other stories making the news. netflix has announced the end of its political drama, ‘house of cards' — a day after its star, kevin spacey, was accused of making a sexual advance towards a teenage boy in the 1980s. netflix said it was "deeply troubled" by the allegation, but insisted the decision to cancel the series had been made months ago. the kenyan opposition leader, raila odinga, is expected to give his response later to uhuru kenyatta's victory in the presidential election. mr odinga boycotted thursday's re—run of the vote, saying the electoral board hadn't reformed itself after the original ballot. the opposition now has seven days to mount a legal challenge. a chechen man accused of plotting to murder the russian president has
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been injured and his wife killed. officials said adam osmayev and amina okuyeva's car was ambushed just outside kiev. both had volunteered to serve in the ukrainian military‘s campaign against pro—russian separatists in eastern ukraine. french prosecutors are investigating allegations by two women who say they were raped by tariq ramadan, a renowned oxford university islamic scholar. in a facebook post professor ramadan denied the accusations, calling them "a campaign of lies", and said his lawyer was suing the women for "slander". the bank of england is warning that as many as 75,000 jobs in the city of london could be lost as a result of brexit — if negotiations fail to produce a trade deal with the european union.
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it's warned financial firms to prepare to lose their right to trade across the eu. with me now is inga beale, the ceo of lloyd's of london. she is here for the news briefing that lets discuss this as well. this story that dominates business pages. we are getting warnings every day about the fallout from brexit and possiblejob about the fallout from brexit and possible job losses. there about the fallout from brexit and possiblejob losses. there has been real concern in london, howell significant is this warning question mark it feels real. lloyds of london are right in the middle of this situation and all around you feel this could be real. businesses have to plan, to think about how they can continue to trade in the eu after brexit and no business likes uncertainty. no customer likes uncertainty. no customer likes uncertainty and none of our business
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partners want uncertainty so i can tell you all the financial services companies are now thinking about what they need to do as individual firms to ensure they can continue to trade after brexit. you announced some time ago that lloyd's of london we re some time ago that lloyd's of london were taking contingency plans to move some stuff to a european headquarters, so that all your bases are covered. have your plans changed given how the negotiations are going? we know they do not simply going? we know they do not simply going well at all. we hunt -- have not changed our plans. our plans have been moving ahead. we are opening up a subsidiary in brussels which we chose partly because it is at the centre of the eu, of continental europe, and it is seen asa continental europe, and it is seen as a country most likely to stay in the eu going forward because it is vital that we have access to the rest of the eu. 500 million consumers there and we do billions of pounds of business. and so it is really important that we continue to
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trade. we are continuing to push ahead with our plans and aim to be up ahead with our plans and aim to be up and running by the middle of next year. we won't be able to test that model, we want to make sure our systems and people are there in time for brexit in 2019. some of our businesses will want to start trading with that new entity from january one, 2019. 0k thank you. inga will return and we will talk some more about this in about half an hour with the news review. also coming up, we will be talking about whether you trust social media. in the light of twitter, facebook and google testifying later in washington on russian meddling during the us election. keep the conversation going on social media with the hashtag #bbcthebriefing.
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more than 600 refugees and asylum seekers are refusing to leave an australian—run detention centre in papua new guinea, just hours before it is due to close. the men say they fear for their safety in the local community and are worried about their future. human rights organisations are warning of a looming humanitarian crisis. joining me now from sydney is phil mercer. phil, this is coming to a real head. tell us more about the situation. the shutdown of the australian funded processing facility on manus island is already under way. we understand that australian staff have already left the compound, local guards have also clocked off and we are hearing of reports from the media here in the summer ——
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southern hemisphere of looting by locals, allegedly taking tents and other items from the processing facility inside the camp. 600 man, most of them refugees um they are refusing to leave, as they feared for their safety. they are deeply anxious about what will happen to them. they are being urged by australian authorities to go to three transit accommodation centres in another part of manus island. at the moment they say they are staying put and they do not know how long they will be able to stay for, given that by tomorrow the camp will be backin that by tomorrow the camp will be back in the hands of the papua new guinean military. this is the problem. what will happen next. as you say, they are desperately trying to stay where they are because of concern about what may happen but humanitarian groups are saying both scenarios are humanitarian groups are saying both scenarios are an humanitarian groups are saying both scenarios are an awful outcome for these refugees. 600 men are there,
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01’ these refugees. 600 men are there, orjust over, and refugee advocates say about 480 are genuine refugees. australia is refusing to resettle manus island refugees as part of a tough policy on asylum seekers and border protection. australia says the policy of incarcerating all asylu m the policy of incarcerating all asylum seekers who try to reach this country by boat, on those specific islands, manus island and another processing centre on nehru, not only deters people trafficking but saves lives at sea. human rights groups say that neither the papua new guinean nora street in government seems to have any sort of a planned for the men left on manus island, and they fear that they will be forced to fend for themselves. the locals do not want on island and it seems that the papua new guinea and government does not want them either and australia is washing their hands off them as well, it seems. thank you very much,.
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stay with us on the briefing. also on the programme — we'll look ahead to game six in the baseball world series — with the houston astros leading the la dodgers by three games to two. indira gandhi, ruler of the world's largest democracy, died today. only yesterday she'd spoken of dying in the service of her country and said, "i would be proud of it, every drop of my blood will contribute to the growth of this nation." after 46 years of unhappiness, these two countries have concluded a chapter of history. no more suspicion, no more fear, no more uncertainty of what each day might bring. booster ignition and liftoff of discovery, with a crew of six astronaut heroes and one american legend. well, enjoying the show is right — this is beautiful. a milestone in human history.
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born today, this girl in india is the 7 billionth person on the planet. you're watching the briefing. our headlines: sacked catalan president carles puigdemont has gone to belgium amid reports he may claim asylum. spain's considering charging him with rebellion. and our top story — the white house says there's no evidence of collusion between president trump's election campaign and russia. meanwhile, facebook has revealed the shocking scale of the russian—linked bid to sway voters. and we stay with that story. doug sovern is a political reporter for kcbs radio in san francisco and joins me now by webcam.
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thanks for being with us. these charges seem to cover, touching all levels of the trump campaign. gebus your take on the latest on the robert miller investigation. you have the indictments of paul ma nafort have the indictments of paul manafort amrit gates, which were at least expected on manafort. the bombshell is the revelation that there is a guilty plea that many of us there is a guilty plea that many of us haven't heard about before. a minor of playerfor the us haven't heard about before. a minor of player for the trump campaign. he admitted lying to the vi and this goes directly to the collusion case lying to dig up dirt on hillary clinton which goes to what the investigation was about. how big a threat is it in your view?
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the white house is quick to say this is not going on, this is all collusion. it is a campaign against this president c. how damaging will it really be? this is not that damaging. he is a witness now. he had heard from some sources that he might have recorded members of the team. we don't know what evidence he has helped the b i gather. that could lead to much biggerfish. this is the beginning of a case that could take many months to am told. while the administration is correct, right now there is no evidence of collusion. they are not really discussing the case except to minimise his involvement when in fa ct minimise his involvement when in fact in his case, there is no much the potential of evidence of collusion and cooperating with russia to try and influence the election which is exactly what they are investigating. in the meantime,
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facebook revealing how many millions could have received information via its social media site that was sourced in russia. the impact of that, in your view? we have been hearing about this for a while, fake news and how social media are used to influence people. despite the precautions they have taken. that despite the precautions they have ta ken. that is despite the precautions they have taken. that is still unfolding. there is a lot of concern here that this isjust, there is a lot of concern here that this is just, nothing there is a lot of concern here that this isjust, nothing has been put in place to stop this happening again, the russians are already targeting 2018. there are fears we will see more of the same until it comes completely into the light. the way this investigation is going, it could take quite some time. it's 500 years since the beginning of the protestant reformation. it came when a german monk martin luther nailed a list of 95
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criticisms of catholic teaching and clergy to the doors of a church 60 miles south of berlin. as a result of luther's actions, the catholic world was split, setting off centuries of religious wars and conflict in europe. our religious affairs correspondent, martin bashir reports. 60 miles south of berlin, all the souvenirs are in a row as they prepare to mark today's anniversary. in the church where he preached, luther, who nailed his 95 criticisms to the doors of the university chapel, is pictured in disguise alongside the disciples. the german monk‘s objections began with his anger over indulgences, giving money to the church in hope of being fast tracked through purgatory. his actions provoked a doctrinal earthquake that spread throughout europe with churches reject the
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authority of the pope. martin luther's impact went well beyond the church and well beyond germany. today, chancellor angela merkel and the german president were joined a special service to mark 500 years since the start of the reformation. and in westminster abbey, a special service of reconciliation will take base at lunchtime when the archbishop of canterbury will present copies of a text about justification by faith alone, the doctrine that split the church 500 yea rs doctrine that split the church 500 years ago to catholic, n and methodist church leaders. here's our briefing on some of the key events happening later. a dramatic world war i re—enactment will take place in jerusalem in front of the leaders of australia and new zealand. it's to mark the centenary of a famous cavalry charge that helped take the city of beersheba from turkish forces. at 10:30 gmt in geneva, we'll learn from the un
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environment programme about global efforts to fight greenhouse gas emissions when it publishes its latest report. one to watch later on — prince harry will be amongst guests at the inaugural obama foundation summit in chicago. now with news on the champions league and the rest of today's sport briefing, here's tulsen tollett. here's what we're looking forweard to at the bbc sport centre. we should know the first qualifiers for the knockout stage of europe's champions league and baseball's world series could be decided. the world series is back in los angeles. game six takes place at dodger stadium later. the houston astros lead 3—2 in the series after winning 13—12 in the 10th innings on sunday. one more win would give them their first ever world series, the dodgers aren't done yet.
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think about two in a row, we would be getting ahead of ourselves. we are at the elimination stage right now. i think this world series has been an example of us the whole season, we are going to put together good or bad, we will fight till the end and now look up to. we are a moment away from being a world series champions. halfway through the group stage and fans are already starting to dream of an english side sitting at the top of european football. all five teams currently top their groups with none having lost in 15 matches so far. manchester united could be the first of them to qualify for the knockout stage on tuesday if results go their way and they beat benfica. romelu lukaku's form has dropped off, though, after 11 goals in his first 10 matches he hasn't scored in his last 5, but managerjose mourinho insists his position isn't under threat. for a striker, it is notjust about
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playing goals. i think he should be untouchable also in the support and the respect that he deserves. like united, paris saint germain can also qualify on tuesday if results go their way and they win at home to anderlecht. they've cruised through their group so far, scoring 12 goals in three matches without conceding any. they have the added bonus of world record signing neymar returning to the side as well after missing their 3—0 win over nice on friday through suspension. a—time olympic champion mo farah has split with coach alberto salazar. farah has finished competing on the track and turned his attention to road racing. salazar being investigated by the us anti—doping agency. farah says his decision to change coach is based on a desire to return to living in london. i want to dig each memberfor the
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project. what they have done over the years. i'm coming back. my new coach will be gary locke. under excited to start a new project, a new start. i can't wait to be back home and obviously can't wait to see my team, arsenal at the emirates. tiger woods will play his first tournament in nine months after picking himself for the hero world challenge at the end of november. the 14—time major winner — who's the host of the tournament in the bahamas — is to return to golf after back surgery which has kept him out of competition since the start of february. now, october the 31st in many places around the world is known as halloween. it's a day that celebrates all things scary and spooky. but milan fans took it to a whole new level this weekend. they unveiled this huge pumpkin banner ahead of their serie a match with juventus. in front of the huge pumpkin, there were seven gravestones, each with a yearjuventus had lost
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in the final of a european cup. butjuve had the last laugh, they won 2—0. for anything else, head to our website at but that's your sport briefing. you would be getting your business briefing in a few minutes time. we will look at all the key stories today. we'll have more on twitter, facebook and google, facing questions about allowing their platforms to be exploited by russians during the us election. and that's related to our talking point today — do you trust social media as a source of news? let us know your thoughts. use the hashtag #bbcthebriefing. i will see you very soon. hi there.
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the weather is turning a bit milder and cloudy for most of the country today. on monday morning, —5 in tulloch bridge. this morning, temperatures 15 degrees higher. that's caused by rain and clouds and a south—westerly wind. visibility and a south—westerly wind. not desperately poor. l few visibility not desperately poor. a few showers potentially across north—west england and north wales to start the day. a few leftover across south—east england by clearing out. as we go on through the rest of tuesday, we have these mild south—westerly winds wafting in across the british isles. that will bring some rain times, and throughout the afternoon, there is a potential for rain to affect wales
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at times. the best of the dry and bright weather will be across the midlands, east anglia, southern counties of england through the afternoon with temperatures generally around 12 to m degrees. overnight, it turns quite spooky for those trick or treat is. there will be some rain across the north—west of the country. that continues through the knife across western scotland. it will be a mild kind of night. here is the forecast for wednesday. this band of rain is going to move nowhere fast in scotla nd going to move nowhere fast in scotland with those rainfall totals building in the hills. there should be some sunny spells across the southern half of wales, southern counties of england, the midlands and east anglia. quite mild, tebbutt is 1415 degrees in the south. some fussy call—up to share in the north—west of scotland. by thursday, there will be a lump of cloud drifting southwards, maybe you'd be
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dampfora time. drifting southwards, maybe you'd be damp for a time. right skies for central and eastern scotland across parts of northern england, maybe for northern ireland as well. we have the cool air heading in as well. friday is quite dark quiet weather day. to start off the weekend, heavy rain followed by some blustery showers and cold wind. this is business briefing. i'm sally bundock. silicon valley stands trial in washington! facebook, twitter and google are set to face some tough questions about their role in last year's us election. samsung announces record profits when the chips are down! despite the jailing of its defacto boss, the company's semiconductor business continues to go from strength to strength. and on the markets: you can see that asia is following
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the lead from wall street. we will talk you through why you can expect a day of declines.
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