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this is the briefing. i'm sally bundock. our top stories — sweden's far—right could hold the balance of power but the other coalitions say they won't do a deal. germany's far—right rallies in another city following the death of a man from heart failure. he'd been in a fight with afghan migrants. and novak djokovic wins the us open mens singles, bringing him to equal third on the all—time grand slam winners‘ list. another week, another dispute — us trade representative robert lighthizer is in brussels today for talks with european union trade chief cecilia malmstrom. also in business briefing, who will replace jack ma, he charimatic leader of aliba ba 7 we'll be live to asia to find out. 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 in the programme — taking days off. here in the uk, the the leader of the tuc will say we should work a 4—day week for more pay thanks to advances in technology. but doctors recommend drink free days for those in their middle age. so we are asking what will improve your work—life balance? tell us what you think, just use the hashtag #bbcthebriefing we start in sweden where a far—right, anti—immigration, anti—eu party has made significant gains in the country's general election. the leader of the sweden democrats says he's ready to cooperate with other political groups to form a government,
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but neither the ruling centre—left, nor the oppoistion centre—right wants to work with him. according to sweden's public broadcaster, the centre—left social democrats, led by the prime minister, stefan lofven, are in first place with 28.4% of the vote. the moderates, led by ulf kristersson, have 19.8%. and the sweden democrats, whose leader isjimmie aukesson, are in third place, with 17.6%, giving them cause to celebrate, asjenny hill reports from stockholm. the far right just late the far rightjust late british political history. the sweden democrats don't like the eu, they don't
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like migrants, and they have just up—ended this country's liberal tradition. translation: more people have understood the situation now, that we can't carry on like this. we have the politics that swedish people want so the judgement and the rhetoric will change a lot. prime minister, jenny hill from the bbc. are you feeling worried? laughter for sweden's prime minister, it's a battle for the soul of the country. i'm very concerned, of course. this is important. either we stay with a decent democracy or we choose another path. stefan lofven's centre—left party still tops the polls, but a strengthened far—right won't make it easy for them. it's a historic day for sweden, but perhaps for europe too. you really get the sense here of a political establishment under pressure. mr lofven, has your government failed to address voters‘ concerns over migration? no simple answers for a country which took in more people seeking asylum per head of population than anywhere else in europe. the far—right‘s promised to show sweden something different. they proffer security,
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a new identity for this fragmenting society. they want to take sweden back 100 years, and we're not going to take it. what do you think about the government here? do they do enough for you as a person? no, i don't think so, no. because today it's a rich land, but where is the money? not to the people. the political establishment have ruled out a coalition with the far right, for now. and tonight, sweden's waiting, impossible to predict who is going to run this country. we will be live to stockholm in a
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few minutes‘ time to talk more about the implications of this result. we will be talking to a politician who isa will be talking to a politician who is a part of the left parties. they, too, saw a surge in support. we will be getting his opinion in a few minutes‘ time. rival far—right and anti—fascist protesters have demonstrated in the town of kothen in eastern germany, where a german man died after a fight with afghan migrants. prosecutors say a post—mortem examination suggests the victim died of a heart problem. caroline rigby has more. described by right—wing groups as a funeral march, around 500 people gathered in the east german town of kothen, stirred by calls from neo—nazis on social media. they marched through the city and lit candles in tribute to a 22—year—old german man who died on saturday night following an alleged altercation with afghan migrants. two afghans have been arrested over the death. initial results of a post—mortem examination
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suggest the victim died from a pre—existing heart condition. elsewhere in the town, a smaller number of anti—fascist protesters also gathered. police were deployed in force to prevent possible violent clashes between demonstrators. the city's mayor advised residents to stay at home. others appealed for calm. translation: there's always a danger. we just had chemnitz, so things could escalate, and i believe nobody wants that. that's why we're trying to talk to people on all sides to reach conciliation, and tell them that this is not the moment to let things escalate. just two weeks ago, the eastern city of chemnitz experienced some of the country's most violent right—wing protests in decades, sparked by the death of a german man. two asylum seekers from syria and iraq charged with his manslaughter.
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germany's chancellor, angela merkel, has warned vigilante justice will not be tolerated, but this latest incident serves as a reminder of how deeply divided her country remains over immigration. caroline rigby, bbc news. let's brief you on some of the other stories making the news. police in the us state of texas say a female officer who entered a dallas apartment and shot dead the occupant after mistaking the victim's flat for her own has been charged with manslaughter. amber geiger reported the shooting to the authorities and told officers she'd mistakenly thought her neighbour botham jean was intruding in her flat. the shooting has resulted in a number of protests. 20 handguns and almost $10 million worth of class a drugs have been seized by uk border force officers at dover. they were found hidden in a truck carrying photocopier paper. the drugs included ketamine, cocaine and heroin. two men from poland were arrested and will appear in court on monday morning. police in france have arrested a man after seven people were injured during a knife attack. four people are said to be
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in a critical condition following the incident near a canal in the northeast of paris. officers have cordoned off the area in the city's 19th arrondissement. reports say there's no indication that the attack was linked to terrorism. an important day for europe and the us. high—level trade talks will resume. it is happening in brussels with the aim of settling the ongoing dispute. us trade representative robert lighthizer will meet with eu trade chief cecilia malmstrom for discussions on how to build closer trading ties. cornelia meyer, ceo of mrl corporation, a business consultancy, joins me now. this is important for both sides because it was all looking pretty
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angsty and there was a lot being fired in both directions. we had this epic meeting between donald trump and show called the cup in late july. —— jean—claude juncker. it is incredibly important for the eu because what you can't have this is this twit the said tariff quota eu cars. —— 22% tariff. the engine of the european economy, germany. some would argue the most important economy when it comes to the political weight behind these discussions, being germany. other economies in europe. france. absolutely. they try to stay away
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from the auto side and talk about non— auto industrial. they tried to talk about soy beans. that's fine. they will talk about other agriculture and that is where it may get difficult because the europeans have very high standards about hormone treatment and genetically modified food which the us looks at very differently to europe. another story today which is the tuc and announcing it is thinking of the future we are looking at a four—day working week. partly because of the advance in technology, automation, it means we might not have to work necessarily five days. and actually, we should be paid more. give us your thoughts on this idea. many viewers are getting in touch saying that
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they would love that four—day week. they may like it but we are not very competitive if you look in terms of competitiveness. maybe it's not the right time. i think the workspace will change with al, with modern technology, we will do more working on the go, at home. that may actually mean that de facto, we may be working more because you know, the work at home. do you ever take a day off? no, ithink the work at home. do you ever take a day off? no, i think that is fourth sissies. i thought you might say that. —— that is for sissies. if you are getting ready for work right now, do you wish to be extra day off at home to do what you would like to do as opposed to working for others? well, a four day working week could be a reality for us all this
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century if the benefits of new technology, like robotics and artificial intelligence, are shared with workers, not just company profits. that is the claim of the british trades union congress. colletta smith has been to cardiff to find out if it could work. here at, they rent out space to small businesses. marry and russell still get a full paycheque. sometimes you can use the day to get the vacuum cleaning done and you have the weekend wide open and you are not weighing catch up. have the weekend wide open and you are not weighing catch upm have the weekend wide open and you are not weighing catch up. it could be just working shorter days across the week. i write short stories and various different things which are probably wouldn't have the time of the energy to do otherwise. managing family commitments, being death of those. who doesn't want to work less hours if they can? —— being banner
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for those. —— being banner. my father would be away for long hours. he he was gone before i was up hours. he he was gone before i was up and home after i was in bed. it is important to be there. this studio is one of the spaces the cube rents out. we felt we had an opportunity to prove something that i thought was true. people can be as productive in four days as five. if you have people that work you who are you have people that work you who a re less you have people that work you who are less stressed, it will benefit us are less stressed, it will benefit us in terms of productivity at the end of the day anyway because happier people work better. those researching what work will look like in the future, whatever
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size and type of company, technology could give us all more time to relax. many employers will continue exploitative working practices, making their employees work longer. meanwhile, prices are going up and will be down to the state, ultimately, to give workers more voice and to regulate working times. when a company buys a new piece of technology and makes more money from it, rather than the bosses and shareholders keeping the extra cash, unions want them to share the benefits by giving the staff more time off. in previous centuries, we campaigned for the weekend, we campaigned for the weekend, we campaigned for the eight—hour day. i think in the 21st century, we should lift our ambitions and say that the productivity gains with new technology should be shared fairly and that could mean a four—day week of everyone on decent pay. bigger companies that have big powerjust aren't going to increment this, are
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they? if you look at the average supermarket today or warehouse, you will see there are lots of different shift systems. this is about the same flexibility should be to way. there should be was for everybody from new technology and everybody needs and deserves a decent wage. from new technology and everybody needs and deserves a decent wagem is clear that technology will play a bigger role in every industry in the yea rs bigger role in every industry in the years ahead. companies‘ attitudes will declare whether it is a threat oi’ will declare whether it is a threat or retreat for the workforce. let‘s talk about what you are saying for the subject. carl cook says he used to work four days and it was the best shifts of his life. many of you getting in touch with the best ways of working in terms of your work — life balance. charles says his brother does a shift pattern similar to this. four stays on and three days off. he has always loved the
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night shift. david says he works in an oil platform in the north sea so for three weeks he is drink free and three weeks he is at home. however, he says,.... he doesn‘t say if it is good or bad. keep your thoughts coming. stay with us on the programme with more to come. back—to—back grand slam titles for novak djokovic, winning the us open in straight sets. freedom itself was attacked this morning, and freedom will be defended. the united states will hunt down and punish those responsible. bishop tutu now becomes the spiritual leader of 100,000 anglicans here, of the blacks in soweto township as well as the whites in their rich suburbs. we say to you today, in a loud and a clear voice, enough of blood and tears. enough!
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translation: the difficult decision we reached together was one that required great and exceptional courage. it‘s an exodus of up to 60,000 people, caused by the uneven pace of political change in eastern europe. iam free! you‘re watching the briefing. 0ur headlines: and the swedish general election has left the two main political blocs almost tied, with the anti—immigration party making gains on its previous results. lets stay with that now. ali esbati is an economist,
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and mp for sweden‘s left party. he joins us live from stockholm. welcome to the briefing. your left party saw a surge in support, as did the sweden democrats, why was that? thank you for having me. i think it is clear the parties that were sta ble is clear the parties that were stable in their ideological background and did straight talk about their issues gained during this election. as well as the parties you mentioned, the centre party, which is the right wind liberal party, also made gains, while the big losers were the conservative party and the social democrats, the two biggest parties. they lost out because people on many
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occasions couldn‘t really understand what kind of positions they were proposing. but because of where the land lies at the moment, there‘s not a clear majority. will you at the left party work with the social democrats in order to give them a lead? yes, that‘s something we have been doing during the last four years. we‘ve had... we‘ve not been in government, but we‘ve had the cooperation about the budget, which has been quite successful i would say. we are ready to both negotiate about entering a government or creating a bloc that will present a budget together with the social democrats and the main party. of course it‘s important to see how the exact... the final accounts of the votes will decide, but the big issue
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now will be how the centre—right coalition, former government coalition, former government coalition, will act in relation to the... i would say racists and right—wing nationalist party, sweden democrats. you describe them as racist, you describe them as right wing, yet they saw a big surge in support. 17.6% of the vote, they‘re clearly in third place. you‘re an iranian swedish politician, does that really worry you? yes, it worries me a lot, and i think that‘s a sentiment that is shared by many, many swedes today. yes, we did see a surge of the sweden democrats, but we also have to know and acknowledge that the sweden democrats are by far the most unpopular party among the
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swedes. their more popular than your party. -- they are. that's the whole point here. among the voters of the other parties, it‘s very clear that they see for good reasons the sweden democrats as a threat to many of the important values in swedish society. it's important values in swedish society. it‘s important to acknowledge that. i think that will be something that the liberal parties will have to deal with, because they are voters also share in on this idea. ok. all right. ali, we will have to leave it there but we appreciate you sharing your views on the programme. ali esbati, swedish iranian politician, leader of the left party. now it‘s time to get all the latest from the bbc sports centre. hello, i‘m tulsen tollett. coming up in your monday sport briefing:
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the penultimate fedex cup event in penslvannia may struggle to finish after heavy rain waterlogs the course, novak djokovic wins the men‘s us open title in new york and colin kaepernick tweets his support for the two miami dolphins nfl players who knelt during the national anthem. england‘sjustin rose could become the new world number one this week after the final round of the bmw championship was postponed on sunday. the penultimate event in the fedex cup was unplayable on sunday as persistent rain fell. the final round was postponed until monday, but with more rain forecast overnight, there‘s no guarantee they‘ll be able to complete it as you can see from these pictures, meaning third—round leader rose could be declared the winner, and also gain the world number one ranking. under tour rules, half the field must complete the final round by monday for an event to extend into tuesday. italy play the second game of their uefa nations league campaign later on monday as they travel to lisbon to face portugal. roberto mancini‘s side played out a 1—1 draw against poland
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in their opener on friday, and the manager is hopeful of improvement as they progress. england take a lead of 154 runs into the fourth day of the fifth and final test at the oval against india later, but it‘s all about this man alastair cook. the former captain is unbeaten on 46 as he plays his final innings before retiring from the international game with the hosts currently 114—2 in their second innings. in case you missed it, novak djokovic went equal third on the all time men‘s list of grand slam winners when he claimed his third us open title. the 31—year—old serb beat 2009 winnerjuan martin del potro in straight sets to go level with pete sampras on 1a major wins. djokovic won 6—3, 7—6, 6—3 in what was his eighth final at flushing meadows and it means he claimed successive grand slams, having won wimbledon injuly. naomi 0saka held her trophy atop
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the rockefeller center in new york the day after defeating serena williams in the final. on saturday, the 20—year—old became japan‘s first grand slam singles champion beating serena williams 6—2 6—4 in a controversial match that saw 36—year—old williams criticise the umpire during the match after she was docked a point and then a game. i‘m not really sure what happened between serena and the umpire and i keep getting asked questions about it and i‘m not too sure. for me, i don‘t know, i think it‘s still a win so i‘m just going to count it as that. it still doesn‘t really feel that real. i think right now what i‘m feeling is very tired, is the main thing i feel. so hopefully, as that wears off, then i‘ll start feeling more happy. in the nfl, it‘s the first sunday of the new season, with 13 matches scheduled.
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in one of the early kick—offs, the miami dolphins match against the tennessee titans was suspended in the third quarter due to lightning threats. the dolphins leading 7—3 but before hand kenny stills and albert wilson knelt during the national anthem in protest against social injustice and police brutality. colin kaepernick the former san francisco 49ers quarter back who started the movement has since tweeted his support. the issue has remained in the spotlight with us president donald trump highly critical of the protesting players. you can get all the latest sports news at our website, that‘s bbc.com/sport. but from me and the rest of the team, that is your monday sport briefing. that is indeed. your monday business briefing is coming out soon. stay with us here on bbc news, so much more to come. the weekend brought warm weather in
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the south, cooler air in the north, which will win out through the week ahead? i will tell you which will win out through the week ahead? iwill tell you in which will win out through the week ahead? i will tell you in a which will win out through the week ahead? iwill tell you in a moment but sunday first of all. some eastern areas had sunshine and warmth, 25. further north it was cooler and big shower clouds coming onto the scene. actually ivanov at the last few hours we‘ve had some pretty disturbed weather across scotla nd pretty disturbed weather across scotland in particular, very heavy downpours, blown along on a wind thatis downpours, blown along on a wind that is being gusting to 55 mph. 0nly that is being gusting to 55 mph. 0 nly slowly that is being gusting to 55 mph. 0nly slowly easing of monday the. further south, a quiet start with a lot of sunshine. through the day, cloud will return in northern ireland. lane, train into late morning and lunchtime, then setting into western scotland —— rain in two. patchy further south and east we hold onto sunny spells, temperatures not climbing as high as hyundai but
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monday still bringing highs of 21 or 22. -- monday still bringing highs of 21 or 22. —— as high as sunday. cloud and outbreaks of rain across central and southern southern areas as we go through tuesday. st anne mckee for western coasts. this front will divide the warm air —— misty and murky. 0n cooler air divide the warm air —— misty and murky. 0n coolerairup divide the warm air —— misty and murky. 0n cooler air up to the north—west. northern and western parts of the uk will see a mix of sunshine and blustery showers into western scotland, but quite a cool feel. towards the south—east, as the warm air clings feel. towards the south—east, as the warm airclings on, feel. towards the south—east, as the warm air clings on, if we do see sunshine we could get to 2a or 25. 0ur weather front still plaguing us on wednesday, still outbreaks of rain in southern areas but uncertainty as to how far south this front is going to move. to the north—west, again, sunshine and blustery showers in western scotland, 12 in stornoway and even
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in london, the cooler air makes its presence felt. as our frontal system continues to drift south east. the warm air getting squashed into the near continent. the cool air really winning the battle. it‘s going to stick with us as we head towards the end of the week. with that, we will see rain at times but not all the time. they‘ll be spells of sunshine as well. —— there‘ll be. this is the business briefing. i‘m sally bundock. another week, another dispute — us trade representative robert lighthizer is in brussels for talks with european union trade chief cecilia malmstrom and alibaba has announced the successor to its charismatic leaderjack ma. we are live to the region to find out who it will be. and on the markets... many faltering from eight days in a
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row as the us president raises the sta kes row as the us president raises the stakes in the heated trade dispute with china.
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