tv Outside Source BBC News July 19, 2018 9:00pm-10:01pm BST
hello, i'm karin giannone. this is outside source. israel passes a law which defines it as a uniquelyjewish state. the israeli government calls it a landmark moment, but it's fuelling anger among its arab minority. the nationality bill is a crime. they are totally discriminating against the arab citizens. president putin sides with donald trump as the fallout from the helsinki summit continues. this is as the head of homeland security says the us should expect russia to interfere in this year's midterm us elections. britain's new brexit secretary meets his opposite number in brussels, on the day the commission warns businesses in europe to prepare for "no deal". the israeli parliament has passed the controversialjewish
nation—state bill into a law. you can find the text of the law online — this is on the times of israel website — but in a nutshell, it defines israel as an exclusively jewish state, downgrades arabic as an official language and views the advance ofjewish settlement as a national interest. and it also states that the "whole and united" jerusalem is the state's capital. israel's prime minister benjamin neta nyahu has praised the legislation. translation: will keep insuring the civil rights commit israel's democracy. these rates will not be harmed. the majority decides. an absolute majority wants to ensure the state's jewish absolute majority wants to ensure the state'sjewish character for generations to come. the vote happened after hours of heated debate. let's give you a flavour of what was going on. there was outrage in parliament among israeli arab mps as the legisation was passed.
they tore up the bill in protest. one is escorted from the room. one of those clearly disappointed with the result is arab mp ahmed tibi. he says the bill's passing represented the "death of democracy". the nationality bill is a hate crime. they are totally discriminating against the arab citizens, against the arab minority. the articles about jewish settlement and those downgrading the arabic language. there's obviously been a lot of reaction from the international community. condemning the law was turkey s presidential ibrahim kalin, saying... reuters is reporting that the eu has expressed concern over the new law. a spokesman for the foreign minsitry said that it
would complicate a two—state solution to the israeli—palestinian conflict. i have been speaking to sharren haskel. she's a member of the israeli parliament from the prime minister's likud party, and i asked her why her country needs this bill. let's speak about what is the nationality bill. this actually describes the character of our country. it constitutes the symbol of israel, the anthem of israel and that the language and many other characters, like any other country. the foundation legislation, because we don't have a constitution, we describe the foundation laws as a future constitution for the state of israel. and that's why this bill was so israel. and that's why this bill was so important for us. why now? many people would not see israel as a country that lacks self—confidence. isn't it a confident nation already
without any of this legislation which is running very, very divisive today in the reactions we've heard? israel definitely don't like any confidence but if we do want a future constitution as part of our democracy, and this is why we are aiming fora democracy, and this is why we are aiming for a proper constitution. we need to legislate a future legislation laws will be a part of oui’ legislation laws will be a part of our future constitution. and legislation laws will be a part of ourfuture constitution. and in legislation laws will be a part of our future constitution. and in a future constitution commits a very important for us to describe the culture of israel as a jewish state with its flag, with its anthem. this is something that's quite normal recognise and every single state. a lot of them are in their constitutions as well. some of the reactions, we can talk about now. the director of a justice centre protecting the rights of palestinian citizens of israel sees it very differently. he says i put this to sharren and here's her response.
i would definitely say they are com pletely i would definitely say they are completely over exaggerating over this bill. yes, there are about 20% of the israeli population. it does not speak on any legislation about civilian rights, about property laws, anything like that. it only describes the cultural aspect of our country. and this is quite normal. even the british have a cross over this flag and across which is the christian symbol. doesn't mean that the uk muslim citizens orjewish citizens don't have equal right. it doesn't mean the uk is an apartheid state. israel has the right for self—determination as well. it has the right to his private anthem and its like an anywhere, the way that we see it. that's the kind of vision that we want to see for the future of israel. sorry to interrupt you. we're very short on time. this is
make people feel, arab israelis, like second—class citizens. this has enshrined their status as second—class citizens and lost secular definitely not. the civilian rights of all of the arab groups and many more minorities... it doesn't mean that certain symbols in your country, like the uk as well, it doesn't mean you discriminate your muslim citizens or yourjewish citizens. sharren haskel there defending the vote in the israeli parliament. she voted in favour of it earlier today. if you want a snapshot of how donald trump's helsinki summit has played out in some of the american press, some of you see this is a good example. this is the cover of time magazine's latest issue — a photo of donald trump and vladimir putin morphed
into the one person. the president has been heavily criticised for his performance in helsinki. and today, vladimir putin came to his defence. here's the russian president speaking in moscow. translation: we see that there are forces in the united states that are prepared to casually sacrificed russian — us relations. he sacrifice them for their ambitions in the course of internal political battle. the american president certainly knows who he thinks is to blame for the backlash. he got on a roll on twitter today. saying, first of all... that was followed by this... a few tweets later, we heard... and he adds he looks forward to a second meeting with mr putin. now in political damage control, mr trump spoke to cbs, and he gave his harshest assessment
yet on alleged russian meddling in the 2016 election. you say you agree with us intelligence that russia meddled in the election in 2016. and i said that before, jeff. i said that numerous times before, and i would say that that is true, yeah. but you haven't condemned putin specifically. you hold him personally responsible? well, he would, because he's in charge of the country. certainly as the leader of the country, you would have to hold him responsible, yes. let's show you this new york times article. it reports donald trump was given a highly classified briefing of evidence of russian interference in the 2016 election. by by his intelligence agencies. but on monday, he stood next to vladimir putin and backed him rather than his intelligence agencies. and though he has tried to back—track, the president has seemed to muddy a clear message
when it comes to russia. mr trump's us homeland security secretary is clear on the message. she says america needs to prepare for russia to interfere again, this time in the midterm elections later this year. here she is, speaking in colorado. i don't think there's any doubt that they did it. i think we should all be prepared, given their capability and will, that they will do it again. i think we should absolutely be prepared. you assume they will try to interfere in all 50 states. so what are us lawmakers doing about it? well, democrats introduced a bill today to increase funding for election security measures. it was blocked by house republicans. here's democrat steny hoyer. congress must, it should come at the american people expect us to adopt a bipartisan and unambiguous strategy to counter russia's destabilising activity. now, the white house has tried to put out another fire from the helsinki press conference — a proposal by mr putin to allow russian officials
to interrogate american citizens. on monday, mr trump called it an "incredible offer". in the last few hours, his press secretary sarah sanders put out this statement. mr putin name checked bill browder at the helsinki summit. he is an american—born briton, former investor in russia who the kremlin is after. mr browder spoke to the bbc‘s 100 days a short time ago. iam i am genuinely vladimir putin's number one enemy. it's certainly in many different ways, with kidnapping, with death, with extradition. they want to destroy me a nyway extradition. they want to destroy me anyway they can. i think the president quickly understood that there would be effectively a civil war in washington if the trump administration handed over me and ten patriotic americans who have
been serving governments trying to contain russia. that would not have gone over very well for anybody in washington. bill browder. a short time ago, i spoke to suzanne kianpourfrom bbc news investigations team. i asked her if we knew who the president really believes. president trump has a really interesting relationship with the intelligence community. we've seen him call them the deep state and what is interesting is his effectively having to use the whipping boys that usually has as cover. he's had to double down and admit his mistake. i was told by a former obama intelligence official that when he received the highly classified material about president putin's direct involvement in the interfering operation, he was sceptical about it. his focus wasn't
sure he can know what to do about it, his focus was should he believe it? this source also told me, he said that he seemed almost paranoid about just how much said that he seemed almost paranoid aboutjust how much the us intelligence community knew about resident putin's inner circle. and how unusual is that, for a president to be uncritically told by so many parts of the administration, all these agencies and pull back and think, maybe i don't believe you? look, the president of the united states is the commander—in—chief and the intelligence community is made up the intelligence community is made up of the nsa, the fbi, the cia, what is known to be nonpartisan patriots. and so the relationship that trump has of the intelligence community has had national security experts scratching their heads, so to speak. perhaps president trump that he fears the intelligence
community because he perhaps doesn't understand the extent of their capabilities. briefly and is this another trump storm that will blow overin another trump storm that will blow over ina another trump storm that will blow over in a few days? the base will remain loyal to him and nothing changes in the end or is this different? independent president trump has spent in the white house, i have never seen the level of the level of low back when it comes to president trump effectively choosing putin's word over that of his people —— in a time that president trump. even fox and friends, the show of his preference, came out and made a mistake and that he should fix it. they call it trump teflon, so it's difficult to say how and going to go on, how much it's going to affect them, but of a spoken to trump supporters who still stand by him even though they did admit that the president that they elected because he made america great again and he
re—established american assertion in the world, that president wasn't establishing american dominance next to president putin in that news conference. suzanne kianpour from the investigation team in washington dc. stay with us on outside source. still to come: a landmark decision in south korea, after a court rules the governement should pay compensation to the victims of the sewol ferry disaster. the dup mp ian paisley has apologised in the house of commons today for failing to declare two luxury holidays that were paid for by the sri lankan government. the north antrim mp has been suspended from the commons for 30 days starting from september and is facing calls to stand down from westminster. he says it was a genuine mistake and emotionally apologised to his constituents. i have apologised to the house and to colleagues, and i understand that, subject to the decision of this
house, i may from september be subject to a suspension lasting 30 days. i take my duties, mr speaker, as a member of parliament seriously. i believe i conduct myself with colleagues with integrity, with openness, and that is why i have such remorse about the matter, as i believe it goes against the grain of who i am, especially how it is portrayed. you're watching outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our top story: israel passes a law that defining the country as a uniquelyjewish state. the israeli government says it's a defining moment, but it's fuelling anger among its the arab minority. other stories from the bbc world service: the comedian trevor noah has defended himself
after being criticised by a french diplomat for saying "africa won the world cup." more than half the french squad can trace their heritage back to africa. the french ambassador to the us said the comedian was denying their "frenchness" by calling them african. the party that won mexico's recent election has been fined $10 million for breaking campaign finance laws. the electoral authority imposed the fine on the morena party over a trust it had created for victims of september's devastating earthquake. it said it had found "profound irregularities" in the way the trust was set up and the money handled. morena said it would appeal against the fine, the highest imposed on any party. and this is doing well online. these two orphaned scottish wildcat kittens have been rescued. they were found "dehydrated, weak, and moving towards a road" in the west highlands. they'll be released into the wild again when they're old enough. it's a big deal because there are only 35 wildcats left in scotland, making them one of the rarest animals in the world.
to south korea, where a court in seoul has ruled that the government to pay compensation for each of the victims of the sewol ferry disaster. the sewol sank here near islands on the south coast in 2014. 30a people died, most of them school children. the court awarded 200 million in compensation for each passenger who died. laura bicker has been following the case. investigators found that this very was overloaded, structurally unsound and it was going too fast when it capsized in april 2014 —— ferry. 304 people were killed, most of them
schoolchildren on a trip. when the water started to flow on board, the passengers and crew were told by the captain and his colleagues to stay in theircabins captain and his colleagues to stay in their cabins while he and his collea g u es in their cabins while he and his colleagues fled and got off the ship. they have since beenjailed for their part in this disaster. the court was looking at compensation and who was liable. they found that the south korean governments and the ferry company were both equally liable in this case. in the past, government has offered the families of the victims compensation but they turned it down in favour of a court case. they wanted to hear what happened, and since then, investigators and prosecutors have been looking at where the former president was at the time of this thinking. and what they found is
that her colleagues appear to have falsified the time log of where she was at the time to try to cover up her absence will the ferry was sinking. a court has ordered that the government and the ferry company jointly pay out 200 million won, to the families of each of the victims. also when it comes to the parents of those schoolchildren, they will get about 40 million more. but some of the parents say that this is not what they were looking for. they we re what they were looking for. they were looking for a more detailed breakdown of why the government was liable and what went wrong. they are saying right now that they may appeal. laura bicker in seoul. a hearing is taking place in washington, dc that could have massive consequences for the global car industry. do cars, trucks and parts shipped into america pose a threat to its national security?
that's what the commerce department will be determining after it weighs all the evidence. their answer was yes when it came to steel and aluminium imports and led to tariffs being imposed earlier this year. linda dempsey is vice president of international economic affairs policy at the national association of manufacturers. she has been giving evidence at the hearings today and joins me now from washington. a very warm welcome to you. what was the atmosphere like in these hearings? it was a really unique opportunity. there was widespread agreement across most of the witnesses today. unanimity from the business and manufacturing sector that we are seeing a lot of strength in manufacturing and automotive manufacturing in general and his friend washington disease at unanimity —— to see such. there was also that among the business sectors that terrorists are not the way to go here. the sector is strong and ta riffs go here. the sector is strong and tariffs are going to add costs, make
it harder to manufacture, press the man and could easily lead tojob losses and make things worse for consumers and workers in the united states —— that tariffs are not the way to go. how likely is that we are going to see tariffs? we are going to have to see. the commerce department, this was one of the worst steps in their investigation. secretary rice opened today's earrings —— secretary ross. i really hope that what they take away from today and all of the submissions that have been made and will be made is that trade and investment has actually been quite good for manufacturing overall, the sector i represent, which is seeing really high levels of optimism. very good for automotive manufacturing. of course we have distortions in the global economy and unfairness in
discrimination. we've got trade tools to deal with that. we also should be negotiating into more trade agreements. more trade agreements eventually with the uk, the european union and others. that's the way to solve these problems and that's what we hope they take away from today. we've talked about foreign car—makers but many of those so—called foreign car—makers actually make the cars in the us for the american market. how much does this threaten american jobs? are they not at risk? absolutely. but the us companies that invest in foreign companies investing in the us auto sector are hiring. we have about a million manufacturing workers directly hired by both us and foreign companies. these are great paying jobs and manufacturing, the average us manufacturing, the average us manufacturing jobs paying about 27% higher than other employment in the us was that if we see a depression in the automotive sector, if we see ta riffs
in the automotive sector, if we see tariffs or import... if demand goes down for the us, that is go to lower production. that is going to result in fewerjobs and fewer new investments in the sector. we want... right now, the sector is going really well. we wanted to that growth continued. we want to see exports continue and honestly its united states takes action, we are hearing quite clearly other governments will take action. we wa nt to governments will take action. we want to avoid that. linda dempsey, we had to leave it there. thank you for that. us media giant comcast has said it will no longer attempt to buy 21st century fox, ending a weeks—long, billion—dollar bidding war with rival disney. comcast said it would instead focus on buying a large stake in european broadcaster sky. let's go over to paul blick in new york. why has comcast pulled out of this bid after all these weeks? that's a question on everyone's‘s
mine here in new york. it seems to be that there are sort of two factors at play. one was conditional revelatory approval, but the other biggerfactor and this revelatory approval, but the other bigger factor and this is where revelatory approval, but the other biggerfactor and this is where it gets a bit complicated to make involves a separate merger deal involving totally different companies, at&t and time warner. at&t won a case last month to acquire time warner. that case is being watched by the media industry. the being appealed and that is what spooked comcast and said, hang on to look like disney has a bit of a better chance of happening. if your group —— it could prove to be a hurdle for us to get this done. why are they doing this? why are the bidding? why does disney want fox and the sky? why does comcast want sky? what is in it for them? in most two things. content and competition. content being the titles that 20th
century fox and other proposed mergers. . . century fox and other proposed mergers... people are looking to acquire titles that have either been the source of previous content, so zist the source of previous content, so 21st century fox has content like x—men and this instance. —— this instance. we note his knee is interested in the streaming entertainment industry and they may want to launch their own streaming service here in the future. as they are looking at that, they are looking for more content to push document more content that they can licence. so we have something to compete with, services like netflix and amazon. paul, thank you very much. paul blake explaining everything there in new york. i appreciate your time. we will be backin appreciate your time. we will be back ina appreciate your time. we will be back in a few minutes' time. stay with us. good evening. let's take a look at
some interesting whether happening around the room. two stars to talk about. further south the next tropical storm made landfall in parts of vietnam. that area may well invigorate, so further storm to come across it now. southern parts of china and generally to the southern parts of hong kong. on the satellite image for the north, another cloud here. looks like this be heading its way into northwesterly direction over the next couple of days. it's likely to hit somewhere to the south of shanghai with heavy rain and damaging winds. may well bring some flooding impacts there. after the heavy rain and recent flooding
across japan, things are looking much quieter. temperatures over the past few days have been well above average and the temperatures will continue to build, so i think by the time we get to saturday, temperatures will be in the mid—possibly high 30s across japan into south korea. good news is that the weather is looking drier after this recent, but humidity is rising. satellite across the seat and the bay of bengal. or heavy rain to come. we've got this area heavy rain. west bengal. also heavy rain for the likes of rajasthan as we had to the course of the weekend. on to europe where all the we've got some fronts moving into the northwest of the british isles, as you can see on this satellite image, lot of dry weather sticks with us. into
denmark, northern germany and read across scandinavia. although there or heavy showers stomach... it's been hot and dry for much of 2018 across scandinavia. in sweden, with those high temperatures set to persist over the next few days, we are starting to see or any more wildfires. dozens of wildfires burning across central parts of us we didn't, including this one here. even to the north of the arctic circle, lots of wildfires still. no sign of significant rain or a dip in the temperature across scandinavia. in the uk, our whether staying mostly dry. the dodgers on the rise again for next week. goodbye for now. “— again for next week. goodbye for now. —— the temperatures on the rise again for next week. hello, i'm karin giannone, this is outside source. israel passes a law which defines it as a uniquelyjewish state. the israeli government calls it a landmark moment —
but it's fuelling anger among its arab minority. the nationality bill is a hate crime. they are totally discriminating against the arab citizens. president putin sides with trump as the fallout from the helsinki summit continues. this is as the head of homeland security says the us expect russia to interfere in this year's mid term us elections. the emergence of this video has sparked an investigation by french prosecutors into one of president macron's senior aides, who attacked protesters in paris on may day. and if you want to get in touch — the hashtag is bbc os the uk's new brexit secretary has made his first trip to brussels. dominic raab says he wants to intensify talks with the eu,
but they are pretty intense already, and time is running out, an agreement needs to be in place by the middle of october. today the eu released this ‘prepa redness paper‘ for member countries, telling them what to be ready for if britain leaves the eu without a deal. in it the european commission warns ‘there is no certainty that an agreement will be reached' and even if there is, it will be in ‘a fundamentally different situation'. europe editor katya adler has published her thoughts on this here, on her blog on the bbc website, and sent us this from brussels. a new face in brussels. confronting the same old brexit challenges. michel barnier, the chief negotiator, has been in on this process from the start. our challenge will be to find common ground between the fundamental principles that define the eu and the uk's position. the smiling enthusiasm of the new brexit secretary
came in stark contrast. i have come here today to discuss in detail the white paper, which you would have seen. i am looking forward to the negotiations with renewed energy, vim and vigour, and making sure we're in the best position to get the best deal. if the government is stable enough to make a deal with brussels? the eu is not convinced of the british line that big progress is being made in negotiations. are you sure? we have presented several positions. britain was even facing resignations of ministers and state secretaries. now we have a new brexit secretary. which has got the eu thinking that the possibility of the uk crashing out of the club without a deal has become a lot more likely. but what is this no deal brexit?
all of this terminology, the political toing and froing, it can make the brexit process seem theoretical and far away from everyday life. that's why the european commission has come up with this, a stark warning about planes, trains, and queues at borders. published just as the new brexit secretary arrives in town. it is a reminder to eu countries to do more contingency planning in case, after more than 40 years of being intertwined, the uk and the eu now break apart without any practical agreement in place of how to work together after brexit. remember these border queues when there have been hold—ups in calais in the past? expect the same or worse, says the european commission in its paper, if freight trucks, passenger vehicles and passengers are all subject to new post brexit checks between the uk and the eu. it is something the uk says it is preparing
for too, just in case. the eu paper has more warnings of the potential disruptions for europeans, including at airports. if eu uk aviation and passenger rights deals are no longer valid. for businesses, if the uk is a key exporter or importer of goods, the financial services sector will be affected. and in security issues as well. with the uk being taken off intelligence sharing databases. despite preparing for no deal, the uk and eu say they are still determined to reach a brexit agreement. but things tend to slow down over the summer. time for talks is running out with no immediate sign of meaningful progress. katya adler, bbc news, brussels. staying with british politics — the conservative chief whip — justin smith — is under pressure. this is why. jo swinson is a liberal democrat mp — she's on maternity leave at the moment and so couldn't vote
in one of the key brexit votes the other day. in cases like these, parties can make ‘pairing pacts' — so in this case, the conservative mp brandon lewis was supposed to not vote as well. that didn't happen — mr lewis voted, and the government narrowly won. @joswinson "just how low will your govt stoop @theresa—may? @brandonlewis paired with me but voted. desperate stuff." mr lewis and the whips claimed it was an honest mistake. but then the times' sam coates published this article — claiming it was deliberate. the story keeps changing — let's bring in iain watson from westminster. what do we know about what went on here? we know that brandon lewis is the chairman of the conservative party and he voted in a crucial vote on
tuesday on the trade bill. the government could have been defeated. that was a narrow victory. we know thatjo swinson on maternity leave did not vote and she accused the government of cheating. it becomes more difficult because brandon lewis apologised and said it was a mistake but subsequently, the government story seems to have changed. it was suggested that the chief whip is in charge of this, julian smith, had actually thought about asking people to break the pairing arrangements, this bold cancelling out another vote, to ask them to do it because the vote was tight. he did not actually do it in the end. we saw footage suggesting that one of the whips had talked to brandon lewis before the vote and the reason this is so serious is
that the prime minister has already lost two cabinet ministers over brexit, the man in charge of getting difficult legislation through the house of commons on time, julian smith, the chief whip is now in trouble because people are questioning his version of events and the prime minister herself is now being accused of inadvertently leading mps, which is a very serious charge, because she is sticking to the story that this is an honest mistake. the reason this has been challenged and is becoming more serious is that privately some people on the conservative side are saying they do not believe it was a error and that it was intentional and one of them has gone public, heidi alan, saying that she asked julian smith directly, can you confirm or deny whether this was intentional and she did not get a satisfactory answer. that casts doubt on his veracity and whether he can be trusted and it casts doubt on trust in politics and whether people have been telling the truth and there is pressure beneath the surface among some as i stress on the government's own side forjulian smith to go. from the point of view of the prime minister, she will not
wa nt to of the prime minister, she will not want to lose another cabinet mr. to lose three was struggling to get legislation passed will be hugely difficult if she wants to go to brussels and put on a united front and get the negotiations going. thank you very much. french prosecutors are investigating one of president macron's senior aides, who attacked protesters in paris on may day. the investigation was opened after this video emerged online. posted by a student activist it shows a man wearing plain clothes, but with a riot policemen s helmet — grabbing a young protester around the neck, dragging him away, and hitting him in the head. earlier he was also seen grabbing a woman by the neck, and dragging her down the street. all seemingly unprovoked. about 100 people gathered on may1 at place de la contrescarpe in the fifth district of paris for the protest. the man in question
is alexandre benalla an assistant to president emmanuel macron's chief of staff. mr benalla's main duty is to arrange security for the president's engagements. last night, president macron was asked whether he had confidence in his bodyguard. he points to a member of his entourage and says "my bodyguard's over there." here's that clip. the french presidential spokesman bruno roger—petit was a little more contrite here s his official response. translation: he is suspended for 15 days with the suspension of his salary. he was removed from his job for organising security for the president's trips. this sanction was to punish unacceptable behaviour and was the final warning before being sacked. this sanction is the most severe ever given to a policy officer working at elysee. possible charges are violence by a public official, pretending to be a policeman
and the illegal use of police insignia. meanwhile, opposition mps are calling for far stronger action to be taken against the guard. here s bbc paris correspondent, hugh schofield s assessment. this man is a member of macron's security detail and i think it would be wrong to say that he is a senior adviser or aide to macron, but he has an office or has had an office in the elysee as part of the security detail. he is a young man who is big in security and had been given thisjob, helping macron with his security during the campaign and since at the elysee. and this is a big, big embarrassment, because who is this man and above all, why, although the elysee knew about this incident, well before it became public, why did it not denounce it to the police? why did it only give him a sort of mild sanction of two weeks suspended from hisjob and why, some people say, why did they not report this to the police?
on the face of it, this was a crime. it was an unprovoked attack by a man, violence against innocent people and therefore potentially, it could lead to criminal proceedings. at the elysee, they have said that this is the man and yes, he has been sanctioned. he did have this two weeks suspension from his duties and he now is in a less importantjob. president macron has reacted by saying, this in no way besmirches the image of the republic, which remains unchanged. his defence will be that he cannot be held responsible for what members of his security detail are up to, but nonetheless, it is potentially rather embarrassing. stay with us on outside source — still to come... with just a week to go before pakistan's elections, a bbc interview with the country's newspaper boss has sparked controversy in the country. we'll tell you the full story, coming up. book sales have had a record—breaking year.
income from sales went up 5 percent last year. danny savage has been finding out what's behind the rise. books are back, bucking the trend against life lived through a screen. our story starts in a book shop in york. if you want a signed copy of this novel, then that will not be too much bother. in fact, you would be hard pressed to find one which is not signed, because this is the author, shortlisted for the man booker prize, who also sells books. i think people really love the experience of holding a book and turning the pages and feeling the experience of going from the start of a book to the end of a book. i think people love the smell of books. the way that they look and i think there is something in finishing a book, putting it on your shelf and being able to show your friends that book, which you cannot do if you are reading on an e—reader. sales for the uk reached £5.7 billion, a record—breaking year for the publishing industry. export income was also
up 8% at £3.4 billion, keeping the uk's place as the number—1 exporter of books in the world. i think we are just really good at producing desirable objects that are books, we have got some of the best writers in the world. we have some of the best illustrators in the world, the publishing industry really celebrates the beauty of books. and it can be argued you are never too young to start. four—month—old martha was today being bought her first books for future reference. she isjust starting to become really aware of colours and textures and things. kindles and electronic items, you do not really get that from them. books are current business success story in britain, society still has a big attachment to the printed word. danny savage, bbc news, york. this is outside source live
from the bbc newsroom. our lead story is? israel passes a law that defining the country as a uniquelyjewish state. the israeli government says it's a defining moment for the country — but it's fuelling anger among its arab minority. it's one week until pakistan goes to the polls, and a bbc interview with the head of one of the country's most prominent media groups is causing controversy. in the bbc hard talk interview, the ceo of dawn group hameed haroon, accused the country's powerful military establishment of siding with the former cricketer, imran khan, and his pti party. here's the clip. i think that at this point there appears to be an attempt to favour second level string leaders and a patched up coalition which will drew
opposition from the deep state.|j patched up coalition which will drew opposition from the deep state. i am pretty sure from what you're you mean imran khan and his pti party. there are times that the index of imran khan goes up with the security state and there are times that other people in his party are named. you're throwing out... you havejust said something potentially explosive in pakistani politics, but the fortu nes in pakistani politics, but the fortunes of imran khan go up and down depending on the interventions of the deep state and intelligence services. where is your evidence? you are a journalist and you know you cannot say these things without having absolutely irrefutable evidence. i think that evidence today in pakistan must, to a certain extent, be left out, through inference and the work of human rights organisations, through the works of political commentators. i am not actually making a case against the state, i am making a
case for the state to conciliate itself with the media. imran khan has responded with this @imrankhanpti "the blatant bias of dawn against pti has now come out in the open. so much for dawn's neutral and liberal credentials! complete farce! he also said said polling is not giving him "positive news". the bbc‘s stephen sackur suggested that the dawn media group is seen by many as supportive of khan's rival, nawaz sharif, who was prime minister and was jailed last week after being given a 10—year sentence by an anti—corruption court. mr haroon says there's an orchestrated campaign by pakistani intelligence against his media group. i think that if you go to the social media and look at the troll ‘s and look at the attacks on don, you might get some idea that there is a very large presence by the inter—services public relations on the social media. pakistani intelligence? they are going after
you? they're intelligence? they are going after you ? they‘ re going intelligence? they are going after you? they're going after anybody that they field stands in their way. the army has frequently intervened in pakistani politics since independence in 1947, and the country has alternated between periods of civilian and military rule. but it must be said, the pakistani military strongly denies interfering in politics and any involvement in next week s election. let's get more from bbc‘s, anbarasan ethierajan. the comments by him was the sea wall of the dawn grip is not unusual. since its independence from britain in1947, since its independence from britain in 1947, not nearly half of its successors, it was ruled by the military and everyone in pakistan knows, the pakistani army holds the real power, despite the democratically elected governments ruling for some time. in this particular election, it is crucial, because this is one of those elections, where the political parties are not fighting for space.
also some of the religious parties are also contesting the election. what role will the military play? the independent human rights commission of pakistan has strongly criticised attempts to manipulate the outcome of the elections. it has also talked about the additional powers granted to security forces who are going to provide security to various election centres across the country. that raises doubts about what kind of role the military will play, because they have been given this extraordinary power and the human rights commission also points out how many election candidates of the pakistan have action and candidates from the pakistan people's party were threatened, who got phone calls asking them to switch sides and also not giving them permission to campaign in many areas. indian actress raajshree deshpandee has said she is disgusted after her sex scene in a netflix series went viral as a "porn clip".
the 30—second video clip is from sacred games, netflix‘s first indian original series, and shows consensual sex between a gangster and his wife, played by deshpandee, who has now been called a "porn star" on social media and some users told her that she should be ashamed of the scene. divya arya has more. when i spoke to the actress, she told me that she was very convinced that the character in the series in which she was playing, she was convinced that the story needed the scene in which she is seen making love to the actor who plays her husband in the series. she said she was really shocked when she found out that this 32nd scene had been downloaded and filmed by various people, broken down into short ten second clips and she explained that some people had made stills out of it, zooming on to her and that
disgusted her and that it was being shared across smartphones via what's up. it landed in her phone as well and was sent by someone who knew her and was sent by someone who knew her and when she asked him why would you do something like that, he said he wa nted do something like that, he said he wanted her to know that this was being widely circulated. the tv show has become really popular in india since it was launched lens than two weeks ago it is the first original drama series for netflix in india. the us director of national intelligence dan coats has told an event and colorado he does not know what happened during a one—to—one meeting between president trump and president putin and he was asked why and he put out a statement that russia did medal in the 2016th election and continues to try and interfere in us politics. following the press conference. here is his answer. my thoughts there, i believe
that i needed to correct the record for that. that this is the job i signed up for. that was my responsibility. obviously i wished he had made a difference statement. i think now, that has been clarified. based on his late reactions to this. and so,... dan coats was mentioned by donald trump in that news conference. we also know the head of homeland security has said today that the us should expect russia to interfere in the mid—term us elections. they are coming up in the autumn, but already president trump is talking about his rivals in 2020. we also know the head of homeland security has said today the us should expect russia to interfere in this year's mid term us elections.
they're coming up in the autumn. but already president trump is talking about his rivals in 2020. the bbc‘s colleen hagerty has been travelling across america to find out why us elections are so long and expensive. take a look. travelling across the usa can seem difficult to find common ground. there is one thing more important than half of americans have agreed on over the course of the last three presidential elections. the us election cycles just last too long. it is now pretty regular four us presidential or congressional candidates to spend more than one yearcampaigning candidates to spend more than one year campaigning which is pretty regular stacked up against the rest of the world. here in the uk are campaign stars when parliament is dismissed 25 days before the vote. the shortest run in canada is 36 days although they usually last around seven or eight weeks. election campaigns in australia have been known to run for almost ten weeks. often they are done and dusted in about half that time. most campaigns in singapore last for around nine days. the bare minimum as stipulated. what makes the us different? the shift happened in the
19705 different? the shift happened in the 1970s with the rise of states holding presidential primary elections before the main november vote. to make sure he had enough time to make an impact in the primary and early 1976, jimmy carter started campaigning in 1975. and it worked. others took note of his success and soon it candidates were starting the races earlier and states removing their primary ‘s earlier as well. and earlier primary means an earlier campaign launch which means fundraising has to start earlier, which means you need to get yourcampaign earlier, which means you need to get your campaign infrastructure together earlier which is cost money. it is a cycle that is even more pronounced when you look at elections for shorter term offices like the house of representatives. politicians elected there are only serve two years but it costs an average of1 million plus dollars to win that seat. the expectation as a new member is to spend four hours a day on the phone raising money. new member is to spend four hours a day on the phone raising moneym course the issue of money in
politics is not specific to the united states. some of those other countries you heard from do have stricter regulations when it comes to campaign spending on the mid—term elections is already forecasted to surpass $3 billion. that is going to be nothing compared to the next presidential race because campaigning for that has already begun. keep america great! yes, it is starting all over again, very soon. thank you for watching. from may and the rest of the team here in london, goodbye for now. hello. we have been waiting for this, a little bit of rain in the forecast, but probably not for eve ryo ne
forecast, but probably not for everyone and not for long either. here it comes, this area of cloud from the north—west, and atlantic frontal system, we have not seen one of these for some time. while it will bring heavy rain in parts of scotla nd will bring heavy rain in parts of scotland and northern ireland, as this weather system moves south and east into england and wales during freddie, the rain will tend to fizzle turning like apache, sunshine down towards the south—east, temperatures into the 20s. more cloud for scotland and northern ireland, rain, temperatures here around 90 degrees. if you're in the south—east, your chance for rain comes during freddie knight but in the form of hit and miss thunderstorms. some places will get a lot of rain but others will get none at all. into the weekend, it is mostly dry. it will be turning increasingly warm. after some early showers perhaps in the south, we will see a lot of sunshine during saturday, more cloud further north, but most areas will be dry and as temperatures just beginning to creep
up, 20 degrees for glasgow, for belfast well up into the mid—20s in london and is temperatures climb further on sunday particularly when they get sunshine in england and wales. the east of scotland doing well for sunshine, north—west scotla nd well for sunshine, north—west scotland and northern ireland, the odd spot of rain but with the south—east up to 30 degrees. as we move the start of the new working week, this weather will bring rain at times in the far north—west of the country but away from here, we will continue to tap into some warm and humid air. on monday, some spots might get all the way up to 33 degrees. in the sunshine, pretty high levels of humidity as well. there will be a fair amount of sunshine across england and wales, look at the deep orange colours, towards the south—east where we could get those temperatures up well above 30 degrees. with more cloud and rain per person scotland and northern ireland, it will be cooler. as we move out of monday into tuesday, the weather front
responsible for that cloud, rain in the north—west will try to move south, but not much more than a band of cloud and a few splashes of rain. behind the front, we will try to bring something a bit fresher in from the west. slightly lighter shades of the temperature chart but towards the south—east, very close towards the south—east, very close to 30 degrees. as we get deeper into the week and that weather front continues to progress slowly east, we will try to introduce that fresher air but as low pressure remained spinning out to the west it looks more likely that we will continue to tap into some very hot and humid air, bringing that in from the south towards large parts of the british isles. i want to look at the temperatures in the south and east by day, getting well up above 29 or 30 degrees at times, with sunshine, just a small chance for a thunderstorm. it is not only the days that will be warm, the knights increasingly warm and humid, high
teams are likely, with relatively high levels of humidity. further north and west, those weather fronts will continue to move through, cloud, some outbreaks of rain and a little bit cooler, but certainly not a wash—out. a little bit of rain in the forecast for some of us, but really it is all about the heat. tonight at ten — a sharp rise in crime recorded by police in england and wales, with knife attacks at a record high. in the 12 months to march, official figures show knife crime up by 16%, robbery by 30% and murder and manslaughter also rising. as police complain of fewer resources and fewer officers, other figures show the number of crimes being solved has fallen. we can't do as much as we used to do or can't do it as effectively. that causes real frustration to our officiers as well, who simply want to do the bestjob for the public. and that's a real concern.