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the brexit secretary says the uk is making compromises but eu leaders aren't being flexible in return. as the prime minister meets her european counterparts, a call for them to take a different approach. we have been, actually, offering some quite creative compromises. we haven't always got that back. criticism from ireland which demands a written guarantee there won't be a physical border with northern ireland. it's 18 months since the referendum, it's ten years since people who wanted a referendum started agitating for one. sometimes it doesn't seem like they thought all this through. we'll be looking at the obstacles stopping the uk from moving on to crucial trade talks. also tonight. four people are killed after an aircraft and a helicopter collide in mid—air over buckinghamshire. how much longer can robert mugabe hang on as his own party in zimbabwe calls for him to go? 19—year—old gaia pope — now the third person to have been arrested on suspicion of her murder is released. and a dog so brave he's been given a medal.
the story of mali who fought through bullets, explosives and his own injuries to save british troops. coming up on sportsday on bbc news. chris coleman's left his job with wales to take over as manager of the championship side sunderland. the deal should be confirmed by sunday. good evening. the brexit secretary david davis says the uk has made compromises in the brexit negotiations and hasn't seen the same level of compromise back. he's urged the other eu countries to be more flexible. but at a summit of eu leaders in sweden, the president of the eu council, donald tusk, has insisted the uk has much more work to do if talks on trade are to start next month. and the irish prime minister leo
varadkar says without a guarantee there'll be no physical border with northern ireland, discussions on trade cannot begin. our political editor laura kuenssberg reports from berlin. siren. here in berlin, where the decisions matter so much. there in dublin, this morning. thank you very much, thank you very much. and almost everywhere, a government mission to persuade the rest of the eu to please move on. the prime minister, in sweden, admits there's more to do. we are agreed that good progress has been made, that there is more to be done, but we should move forward together towards that point where sufficient progress can be declared. but someone has to budge to get there. in the european capital that speaks with the loudest voice, the view is that britain must shift. but the brexit secretary does not think it is down to him. so far, in this negotiation, we have made quite a lot of compromises. on the citizens' rights front,
we have made all the running, offering some quite creative compromises. we haven't always got that back. but you have come to the powerhouse of the european union though without an offer on what pretty much everybody on the other side agrees is the biggest problem. eu politician after eu politician has been crystal clear that they are not going to move on, in the way that you want to, until the uk is willing to make a promise, not to give a figure, but to give a promise that you are prepared to write a bigger cheque, as we leave. will of course they're saying that. what is also clear is that many of them do want to move on. they see it is very important to them. countries like denmark, holland, italy and spain, countries like poland, can see there are big benefits in the future deal that we're talking about, the deep and special relationship the prime minister refers to, the strong trading and security relationship. they all have things
to benefit from that. this is not a one—way street, it's not something for nothing. this benefits everybody. so who's holding it up then? germany and france, holding things up? to be clear, germany and france, it's the open secret of europe, they're the most powerful players on the european continent, of course. and so what they believe is very influential, sometimes decisively so. but it's the whole of europe's decision, it's a 27 country decision. why not just admit that at some point in the next ten days, or two weeks, you are going to have to say the uk will put a more generous financial offer on the table? nothing comes for nothing in this world. with david davis playing bad cop in germany, he left theresa may looking, well, awkward chief constable in sweden. ireland, clearly not satisfied over the cash, or the issue of the border after brexit. it's 18 months since the referendum,
it's ten years since the people who wanted a referendum started agitating for one. sometimes it doesn't seem like they thought all of this through. welcome to this press conference. for now, the eu is publicly and resolutely sticking together, demanding more progress, with just a couple of weeks to make it, and suggesting mr davis' idea that they should compromise was a joke. i made it very clear to prime minister may that this progress needs to happen at the beginning of december at the latest. i appreciate david davis' english sense of humour. laughs. i likejokes in speeches... he probably doesn't like his ideas being called "a joke", but he has to compete with tory demands at home, too. ministers might have to back down over their hope of putting the date of brexit into law. which is harder, dealing with the tory party or the 27 other countries?
he laughs. you only described about two thirds of myjob as well! look. this is the most important negotiation and transition in our modern history, in peace time anyway. of course it's difficult. people have passionate views. and which is harder? he laughs. i don't know the answer to that, i think it varies day by day. at home and away, this is no longer about pressing the flesh. as next month's deadline looms, these talks are getting tough. the journey to the next phase of brexit, a charm offensive, perhaps a little short on charm. laura kuenssberg, bbc news, berlin. as we've heard, the european council president said britain needs to make "much more progress" in the coming weeks, to move the brexit negotiations forward. so, what exactly are the stumbling blocks? chris morris, from the bbc‘s reality check team, takes a look. the negotiations at the moment her
about the terms of the uk's withdrawal from the eu. about the terms of the uk's withdrawalfrom the eu. sorting out the past and present, if you like. it's complicated but the longer it ta kes it's complicated but the longer it takes the less time there is to talk about the future relationship. what are the sticking points? ireland remains a tough one. everyone agrees there should be no hard border after brexit between northern ireland and the republic. it would be a disaster for the economy and potentially for the peace process. what's the alternative? ireland, backed by the eu, want the uk to set that out in more detail. to avoid a hard border for example, ireland says you have to have the same regulations for things like food safety or animal welfare on both sides. is the uk willing to follow eu rules? then there is the divorce bill. a financial settlement. the eu says
the uk has to settle its accounts before it leaves. that means money that's been committed in past budgets but not yet paid out. it means the uk's share of pensions for eu staff, and it means guarantees the loans the eu has made countries like ukraine. so far the uk has agreed to pay about £18 billion in contributions which would cover the two years after brexit when it wants a transition period. the eu says it owes a lot more, and while the uk says it will honour its commitments, the eu still wants to know what that means in practice. briefly, there is the third issue. citizens rights after brexit. the eu citizens here and uk citizens elsewhere in the eu. progress has been made but there is no agreement yet on the future role of the european court ofjustice. in any negotiation people often say things in public that don't always ca ptu re things in public that don't always capture everything that's going on behind the scenes. it is clear
there's still plenty to do before an eu summit next month which will decide whether we can move on to talk the future. police have confirmed tonight that four people have died in a mid—air collision between a light aircraft and a helicopter in buckinghamshire. the accident happened close to the village of waddesdon. from there, our correspondent ben ando has the latest. working into the night, the police and air investigators trying to find out why this crash happened and who was killed. police say a total of four people were in the helicopter and the light aircraft, two in each. and no—one survived. our priorities today remain with investigating the next of kin, finding out who they are, informing them and supporting them with specialist officers as we progress the investigation here on site. the collision happened just after midday in the skies over historic waddesdon manor in buckinghamshire. the tail plane of the light aircraft, believed to be a cessna, could be seen lying in thick woodland clearly detached
from the rest of the plane. nearby, a wing. in a small clearing further away, the burnt remains of what's thought to have been the helicopter. both aircraft had taken off from wycombe air park about 20 miles away. eyewitnesses said they saw the two come into contact with each other and then spiralled downward hitting the ground in front of a large rural estate owned by the national trust. why they hit each other will be the focus of the air accident investigation. but what is known already is that visibility was good and the weather was clear and bright. much of the debris is in small pieces. it's scattered over a wide area. this evening, the police have cordoned off the crash site. they say the searching will take place during the hours of daylight and that's expected to take until at least monday. ben ando, bbc news, buckinghamshire. pressure is growing on president robert mugabe with his own party zanu pf calling on him to go.
that's been echoed by the veterans of the war against white rule in zimbabwe, who until now have long been the president's most ardent supporters. their leaders have called for a mass demonstration in the capital harare tomorrow. today, mr mugabe appeared in public for the first time since the military takeover. our africa editor, fergal keane reports from zimbabwe. here in harare, the sense of crisis is swelling. after a day of the surprising and the surreal. it began with an appearance nobody expected. the aura is gone, robert mugabe is a man reduced. in stature and in options. in disk who, unlike any other coup, he emerged today to open a graduation ceremonies —— in this
coup. the voice that once preached revolution now reciting the mundane requirements of the moment. revolution now reciting the mundane requirements of the momentlj declare requirements of the moment.” declare this congregation of the zimbabwe open universityjulie constituted as a graduation ceremony. applause in the passing of any error, there are emblematic moments. caught napping, it's happened a lot to him these days. that appearance illustrated just how much robert mugabe's world has shrunk. he was effectively allowed out on licence today by the army, briefly shown and then taken away again. the fear with which he ruled his people, the patron itch with which he bought loyalty, these have gone. but there is growing disquiet at the fact he remains president. by lunchtime the
pressure was intensifying. these are war vetera ns, pressure was intensifying. these are war veterans, old allies now publicly calling on him to go. between now and tomorrow we are giving you a stark warning to robert mugabe, to his wife and anybody who still wa nts mugabe, to his wife and anybody who still wants to be associated with him. the game is up, finished, done. we won't allow this to go on. applause the workaday normality of the street is only surface deep, and expectations of real change growing. it has been long overdue. we expect things to improve economically, socially and politically. people should be freed to choose who their next leader should be. we just want to be at peace. we don't want civil war, we don't want anything to do with us not having peace. the military has a dilemma. hence these photographs, smiles and handshakes. under pressure from regional power than the international community,
they need a transition with a veneer of legality, ideally with president mugabe agreeing to resign. so far, he went. that ambivalence has become the problem, the albatross around the problem, the albatross around the military. having to play the legal constitution on one end. at the same time they want him out. by early evening it was apparent to most of his own party want him gone. a majority of provincial branches called on him to resign and there's talk of impeachment. these moves could be decisive. let's speak to fergal now — how long can robert mugabe hang on? not very long, is the answer to that. we've had that extraordinary vote tonight by eight out of ten provincial party movements asking him to go. tomorrow, we'll have demonstrations on the streets here. the first real manifestation of public anger over what's been going on. anger against his regime. then,
on. anger against his regime. then, on sunday, monday into tuesday, perhaps, we'll see more activity at a political party level but also possibly in parliament. all amented at removing him notjust from the leadership of zanu—pf, the ruling party, but also from the presidency of the country. my expectation is by early next week, matters will have been resolved. it is still not clear, negotiations arejoin been resolved. it is still not clear, negotiations are join going about whether president mug mug will stay here or be forced into exile. he will be gone and replaced probably by a transitional government with the promise of free and fair elections next year. thank you. bbc news has learned that tens of thousands of people who claim the main sickness benefit — employment and support allowance — have had their benefits wrongly calculated, and haven't been paid the full amount they are entitled to. it's understood the department for work and pensions owes up to half a billion pounds in back payments. ministers say they are aware of the problem
and have started making the repayments. our social affairs correspondent michael buchanan has this exclusive report. welfare has replaced work. in many of britain's former mining communities, welfare has replaced work. horden in county durham has high levels of benefit dependency, much of it triggered by ill health. old manufacturing jobs maim the body — lack of opportunities maim the mind. peter cartwright has any number of health problems, from osteoarthritis to depression. he used to get incapacity benefit but is now on employment and support allowance. he's astonished the government have been underpaying the benefit. it's not as if you can go and get loads of luxuries when you're on this benefit. you have enough to get through, and if people are getting underpaid for it, i mean, that means they're not getting through, they're having to make the choice of either food or heating. a disproportionately high number of people here get esa, and some are now in for a windfall after an extraordinary error.
between 2012 and 2015, the government miscalculated. they underpaid the benefits due to people moving off incapacity benefit and onto esa. we've been told officials estimate that claimants are owed £500 million. the error could affect around 75,000 people. based on those figures, the average repayment will be close to £7,000 per person. there will be people who will be angry about it, but i think a lot of people willjust see it as a bit of a windfall and be grateful that they're getting that. i think they would just see it as a welcome break from the austerity that we go through on a daily basis. the benefits system is absolutely crucial in communities like this. it is, in many ways, a backbone of the local economy. and in recent years it has become harder to get a benefit and harder to live on benefits. and so the least that people expect
is that when they do qualify, the government pays them everything they're actually due. backwards and forwards... employment and support allowance, which tests fitness for work, is paid to about 2.5 million people. brought in to cut the benefits bill, it hasn't — but has created stress for many claimants. the labour mp frank field has charted the benefit‘s many problems. this latest failure, he says, is of historic proportions. i'm gobsmacked at the size and the nature and the extent of people that have been wrongly impoverished. horden's welfare park affectionately commemorates the village's old mining heritage. but the present matters more than the past, and for many that means adequate benefit payments. ministerial promises to correct this error, to repay everyone in full, must be kept. michael buchanan, bbc news, county durham.
police in dorset have released a man they were questioning in connection with the disappearance of 19—year—old gaia pope who was last seen in swanage ten days ago. he is the third person the police have arrested on suspicion of murder and then released. jon donnison has more. the beautiful dorset coast. now the focus of an ugly search. more than 50 officers from the police, fire service and coastguard, are combing the area above and below the cliffs just outside swanage. but it's ten days since gaia pope was last seen. the search moved to this clifftop area after police found women's clothes similar, they say, to what gaia was wearing when she was last seen. it was shortly after that discovery that officers arrested 49—year—old paul elsey. this evening, he's been released under investigation. paul elsey lives in one of these flats in this complex on morrison road in swanage.
his 71—year—old mother and 19—year—old nephew were arrested earlier this week but have also been released while the investigation continues. this cctv footage shows gaia running up morrison road just before she disappeared. earlier, she'd bought an ice cream at a petrol station outside swanage and her family want the search to intensify. whatever you're doing, if you're planning on being in this area over the weekend, please do get in touch via the find gaia facebook group. come and pick up some fliers and get out there looking for her. and tomorrow, it is expected large numbers of local people willjoin police on this coast continuing the simpforgaia. the us electric carmaker, tesla, has unveiled its first articulated lorry. it's designed to travel 500 miles afterjust half an hour's charging and will compete in a market
dominated by diesels. but with the firm already struggling to meet demand for its cars, some are asking whether tesla's billionaire boss is promising more than he can deliver. dave lee was at the launch in las vegas. by bringing some of its trademark speed and style to trucking, tesla thinks it can unseat diesel as king of the road. the thing that looks like it's not moving... is a diesel truck. elon musk has promised it will be able to travel up to 500 miles on a single charge, and when dragging the heaviest trailer on american roads it will still accelerate to 60mph in just 20 seconds. than diesel, claims that were met with considerable he wouldn't say how much the vehicle will cost but when fuel and maintenance are factored in, it will be more efficient than diesel, claims that were met with considerable scepticism by some. it is very much an economics—driven industry. the diesel has proven to be
unmatched in that combination of features of being very fuel efficient, very reliable and durable. tesla isn't the first to unveil an electric lorry. here's an effort from us truck builder cummins, though its range is only 100 miles. ever one for theatrics, elon musk also had a secret in the back of one of his trailers, a surprise new roadster capable of doing 0—60 in less than two seconds. what was your first impression? no way. it's just nuts. you said it, it's stupid cool. it is just stupid awesome. but there is a cloud hanging over tesla that has investors worried. right now, it's unable to build cars quickly enough to make pre—orders of its more affordable model 3, a car it unveiled in 2016. mr musk said he was going through production hell and was even camping on the roof of his battery factory in order to save time getting there each day.
the astronomical value of tesla relies very much on this cult of elon musk, a strong belief he's on course to change the world. but, he is running out of time to start producing results. dave lee, bbc news in los angeles. football, and chris coleman has resigned as the wales manager this evening after nearly six years in charge. coleman and his team returned to a hero's welcome after he guided them to the euro 2016 semi—finals but a disappointing campaign for next year's world cup in russia saw them fail to qualify when they lost at home to the republic of ireland. a military dog who helped save the lives of british and afghan troops has received the animal equivalent of the victoria cross this evening. mali was seriously wounded in 2012, when he entered a building in kabul under fire, to sniff out explosives and insurgents. 0ur reporter chi chi izundu has the story. this is mali, the eight—year—old belgian malinois who's been awarded the dickin medal,
the highest honour for an army animal. in 2012, he was helping british troops in afghanistan when they came under attack. while searching for insurgents, mali came under direct fire as he sniffed out explosives in search of a safe exit. his special forces handler during the operation remains anonymous for security reasons. from operations we've been on previously, he had shown his metal, built a reputation amongst all the guys. by the time we'd launched on to this operation, we really felt we had a guardian angel amongst us. the mission lasted seven—and—a—half hours. mali's contribution to its success is undeniable. the amount of noise, dust and smoke must have overloaded his senses. he received blast injuries from two grenades which were thrown down the stairs at him. he received multiple injuries to his face, body and his hips. again, he still carried
on after that. the military uses around 500 dogs in a variety of roles from sniffing out explosives to hunting down insurgents. mali's made a full recovery. as for the medal, he'll get a miniature version to wear around his collar, so in his newjob teaching other jobs and their handlers about their roles in the military, he can pass on his heroic skills. chi chi izundu, bbc news. that's it. now on bbc one, it's time for the news where you are. have a very good night. also coming up: we look at tomorrow's headline, followed by all of the day's main headlines at 11pm and another chance
to see newsnight at 11pm and another chance to see newsmakers 11:15pm. welcome. the headlines: goodbye wales, hello sunderland. chris coleman becomes their eighth manager in four years. jose mourinho says philjones was on painkillers when he played for england against germany, and that he should not have been asked to play. and england lose the women's ashes series as australia stormed to an unassailable lead. we are going to start with the
breaking news this evening that wales and northern ireland's football managers are on the move. we will come onto northern ireland any moment, but wales, chris coleman has left hisjob in any moment, but wales, chris coleman has left his job in charge of the national side to take over at sunderland, currently bottom of the championship. he managed wheels for five years, taking them from 40th place to 14th in the world rankings. he will be sunderland's is permanent manager in four years. before chris coleman, well that waited 15 years just to get to a major tournament. he took them straight to the semifinal. last‘s european championship over belgium marks the dizzying week for welsh football, a time when anything seemed possible. we cannot be afraid to have dreams, because four years ago i was as far away from this you can imagine. look what has happened. if you work hard enough, and you're not afraid to dream and not afraid to fail. that low point came when he took over from that low point came when he took overfrom his friend gary
that low point came when he took over from his friend gary speed, that low point came when he took overfrom his friend gary speed, who took his own life in 2011. he had to help the young players speed has begun to bring to recover from that shock. the bond coleman had with that group inspired ever improving performances and he had on his side a global superstar. a moment of absolute magic! there has been such absolute magic! there has been such a great atmosphere in the camp. he makes us want to win for him, ourselves and our country. he has brought that passion and pride back into wales. gareth bale's gold was accompanied by newly forged steel at the back. wales made the euros. although they lost to england, they beat russia, then northern ireland and then, unforgettably, belgium. they then lost to eventual champions portugal in the semifinal and could not quite rediscover the magic in world cup qualifying. defeat to the republic of ireland in cardiff meant the end of their challenge and the end of coleman's he blasted wheels ina end of coleman's he blasted wheels in a friendly against panama last weekend. below what it means to play
for wales and they want to achieve more and they will, whether or about me,| more and they will, whether or about me, lam more and they will, whether or about me, i am convinced of that. he is hardly taking the easy option, going to sunderland struggling in the second tier, but it may never got thejob he did in taking welsh football from its toughest moment to its greatest one. sunderland say they are aiming to confirm the deal by sunday. ryan giggs is currently one of the favourites to replace coleman there as well. we have also learned that northern ireland has given permission for michael 0'neill to speak to the scottish fa about their va ca nt speak to the scottish fa about their vacant manager's job. 0'neill was also bitterly disappointed that northern ireland just west out on qualifying for next‘s world cup. he has been in charge for six years, leading them to last's euros, their first major finals leading them to last's euros, their first majorfinals for 30 leading them to last's euros, their first major finals for 30 years. still with football and jose mourinho is criticising them's medical team for making philjones play with injections in the friendly with germany last week. he says that
jones will miss the game with newcastle tomorrow and should not have been asked to play when not fully fit, in a game were the result did not matter. the fa are making no comment. in 17 years of the manager, ido comment. in 17 years of the manager, i do not have one single player that had injections of anaesthetic to play a friendly. never. never. had injections of anaesthetic to playa friendly. never. never. i had injections of anaesthetic to play a friendly. never. never. i am not an angel play a friendly. never. never. i am notan angeland play a friendly. never. never. i am not an angel and i have players to be injected to play official matches and crucial matches, but a friendly? to get six anaesthetic injections, local anaesthetic, to play a friendly? i never heard... i never heard about it. philjones had it. he had it before the match and after 15 minutes he was out, and