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5”: “hq wag hw: “7" 1 “7" ' 3,” u5 u5 [n mfr. 3,” u5 hg, ”p" lt‘u'fz wu, later, we are bringing you the top stories. later, more news and depth. in the latest developments in the us, the china trade war. president trump announces he will raise tariffs on chinese goods. and the best film goes to green pick at the academy awards. the film follows the black pianist and driver through the deep south.
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the bohemian rhapsody biopic won four awards. joining me now in the studio to discuss all of this in detail is the film critic from the metro. thank you forjoining us on the programme. a surprise victory for green book. this has been the most unpredictable oscar race i have ever seen. it was a surprise win. lots of people thaw roma was going to win, the black and white film by netflix... to win, the black and white film by netflix. .. the to win, the black and white film by netflix... the money behind it was from netflix. that prejudiced voters against it perhaps. who is this presence in hollyrood 7 against it perhaps. who is this presence in hollyrood? maybe we don't want to give it the top prize after all. olivia colman, she was the star of the night with that speech. i think she has gone from
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being a national treasure in britain to an international treasure. she is just a daughter. she is a wonderful actress, of which she has won many, she looks as if she is taken by surprise. i think last night she really was. she was not the favourite to win. she has gone down in history as the most nominated actress, glenn close. i think people thaw she would win. a lever colman was very english, she blew a raspberry and said, i am not going. ronnie malik, what he said was so significant and part of the theme of the oscars, i am a first—generation american, the son of egyptian migrants. we saw this whole shift and an opening up of diversity of the people who were nominated. i think bohemian rhapsody one four oscars. i think diversity was the
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winner at last night because there we re winner at last night because there were so many winner at last night because there were so many behind and in front of the camera. also harriet when best production for black panther. it is people behind the camera to a changing hollyrood. this was different to previous oscars in the sense there was no host. we did not intend to have no host. the presenter walked out over homophobic remarks in the past he did not want to apologise again for. the last time they did not have a host was 1989, so it made it more of a must see because people tuned in to see if it was a car crash. i think people enjoyed it. it was brisk, very business like. there were musical parts with wacky presenters.
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there was one with helen mirren and the star of aqua man presenting a wired together. it was crazy that it worked. could they look into that in the future, having no host? it is such a significant part normally. there was almost a pretend host. there was almost a pretend host. there were some are doing a host like that at the beginning. i think you need someone like that at the beginning. i think you need someone to give it a personality and an anchor. the main reason it is a problem is because it is an antiquated format. it is three hours life. people are clicking on their phones and have no attention. it isa their phones and have no attention. it is a tough task. thank you so much for that oscar news.
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it's 1.30pm and here's your latest sports news... chelsea say maurizio sarri and kepa need to talk after the goalkeeper refused to come off ahead of the penalty shootout that saw manchester city retain the league cup. the spaniard was to be substituted, in favour of willy caballero but would not leave the pitch. that visibly angered sarri, who later claimed he had thought his keeper was injured. it was a big misunderstanding. i understood that he had a cramp and so i did not want the goalkeeper to go to the penalties in that physical condition. i realised the situation after three or four minutes when the doctor arrived and came to the bench. in the meantime, i wanted the other goalkeeper on the pitch. that is his take on it. a huge reaction on social media.
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gary lineker... former chelsea ladies striker eni aluko claimed that the whole event made her "blood boil". while others see the funny side of the situation, michael vaughan praising the decision making of the chelsea keeper saying... england's women have lost the one day series against india after defeat in the second match in mumbai. their batters really struggled. nat sivver top scored with 85, but the target of 162 was always too low and the hosts had no problems getting the runs with seven wickets and 53 balls to spare. they'll play the final match of the series on thursday before three t20 games. england's men are due to start the third one day international against the west indies in barbados. but there is some rain and the toss has been delayed. coverage is on the bbc sport website. the five match series is tied at one—all. hopefully that will get under way shortly.
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former south africa batsman ab de villiers will play for middlesex in this summer's t20 blast — his first stint in english county cricket. he's signed up for middlesex's first seven group matches, starting injuly, but is also available for the tournament's latter stages. de villiers retired from international cricket in 2018, having scored more than 20 thousand runs in all three formats. in tennis... dan evans has risen to 105 in the world rankings after his run to the final in florida. evans was unranked 10 months ago, as he returned to the tour after a 12 month doping ban. he looked like winning a first atp tour title when he took the first set in florida. but he ended up losing to moldova's radu albot, double faulting on championship point. evans is however on course to qualify for the main draw at the french open and wimbledon. and finally, if you've ever had a bad day on the golf course you'll be able to sympathise with rory mcilroy troubles at the world golf championship event in mexico city. mcilroy hit a wayward drive on the 6th hole and ended up in an extremely unfortunate place.
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that forced him to improvise, playing out left handed and with the back of his club head towards him. getting out of the woods was only brief respite. his next shot went in the water. that was one of three bogeys but he still finished second to american dustin johnson. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. i will be back from two o'clock. thank you. the prime minister is coming under growing pressure to delay brexit, rather than risk leaving the eu without a deal. in the last couple of minutes, the prime minister has been updating reporters. i held meetings. there is
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still more to do and my team will be in brussels tomorrow. what i have sensed in all of my conversations with my fellow leaders both here in sharm el sheikh and in recent days isa sharm el sheikh and in recent days is a real determination to find a way through that allows the uk to leave the eu in a smooth and orderly way with a deal. the extension to article 50, a delay in this process, does not deliver a decision in parliament, does not deliver a deal, what it does is precisely what the word delay says. we have it within our word delay says. we have it within s . word delay says. we have it within our grasp. i have had a real ascent from the meetings and conversations i have had with eu leaders in recent days a real sense that we can achieve that deal, it is within our grasp to leave the eu on the 29th of march. that was the prime minister
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speaking in egypt. the president of the european council has also been speaking about brexit they are and says an extension to the deadline of 29th of march would be, in his words, irrational solution. 29th of march would be, in his words, irrational solutionlj 29th of march would be, in his words, irrational solution. i can say first of all that the prime minister theresa may discussed a lot of issues. —— a rational solution. and we discussed the potential extension. for me, it is clear that there is no majority in the house of commons to approve a deal. we will face a chaotic brexit are an extension. the less time there is until the 29th of march, the greater the likelihood of an extension. this is an objective fact, not our intention, not our plan, but an
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objective fact. i believe that in the situation we are in, an extension would be irrational solution but prime minister theresa may still thinks that she is able to avoid this scenario. and i can assure you , avoid this scenario. and i can assure you, and i did it also yesterday with my meetings with theresa may that no matter in which scenario we will be, all the 27 will show maximum understanding and goodwill. donald tusk there, the president of the european council. after a weekend of violence that left 4 people dead and hundreds injured, regional leaders are being asked to keep ‘all options' open for venezuela following president maduro's refusal to allow humanitarian aid into the country. leaders are gathering in colombia where they'll be joined
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by the us vice—president, mike pence, and the venezuelan opposition leaderjuan guaido, who made that appeal and who has been recognised by many world leaders as the country's interim president. katy watson reports. for the residents of venice where the's biggest slum, a moment of reflection after a difficult weekend. —— venezuela. reflection after a difficult weekend. -- venezuela. we cannot have ourfamilies weekend. -- venezuela. we cannot have our families divided, says the priest. her daughter left to find work in piru two years ago. she is now bringing up her granddaughter alone. this weekend was a great injustice. the government should have left the aid in. it could have been worse. it gives us more encouragement that things can change. for now, maduro is still in power and the harsh realities of country in crisis continue. with 20 yea rs of
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country in crisis continue. with 20 years of the same government, people are tired and realise that things won't change overnight. in recent weeks, there has been renewed energy. the question is, with the events of this weekend, where does the opposition go now? for most, sunday was a chance to kick back and relax, think about other things than politics. for maduro, international pressure increases and for some, there is only one solution. the united states would be a good influence. i would love them to invade and i would love venezuela to copy the way the united states is reeled. the opposition leader has said that all options remain on the table. military intervention is deeply controversial, in a region that has always had a difficult relationship with the us. there are not many options left. i think the people are betting on the peaceful
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way out of this. but the nature of the maduro government makes it very difficult. they do not have scruples. i mean, if they have to kill people, they will kill them. if they have to starve them, they will starve them. in the centre of caracas, maduro is working hard to convince people he does care. hiring an artist to belt out his political message that he does not need anyone to fix his country. they are preaching to the small crowd. translatoin: they just want to come for the oil. looking over the stage, the president itself. you wonder for how long.
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as a new round gets under way, one of the taliban's co—founders will be taking part for the first time. talks are said to be making progress, that is despite the afghan government is not involved. our correspondent reports. the fact that a deputy leader of the taliban, a man who helped found the group in the 1990s, is here to oversee these talks underlines their growing significance. it is thaw that because he is such an authoritative figure and because he commands the respect of many grassroot taliban fighters, his influence could accelerate the piece process. it will focus on two issues, the withdrawal of foreign forces and ensuring the company does not become a base of internationaljihad e—groups in the future. the last
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time that us... the leading negotiator went as far to say that a d raft negotiator went as far to say that a draft framework of a deal had been developed. over the past few weeks, both sides have been fleshing out the details of that framework, working out a potential timeframe for troop withdrawal and how the international community could continue to monitor the activities of al-anda. there are still major obstacles. the taliban have so far resisted american pressure for them to enter direct negotiations with the afghan government, who they dismiss as illegitimate. that means there have been no real discussion so there have been no real discussion so far of what afghanistan might look like after a potential peace deal, what role will there be for women's rights and democracy? there is no word yet when a ceasefire will
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be declared. that is what ordinary afg ha ns a re be declared. that is what ordinary afghans are hoping for. in a moment we have the business news but a look at our headlines... theresa may is facing pressure. the education secretary says lessons on sex and relationships will be compulsory across all secondary schools from next year. a clear favourite at the oscars. olivia colman takes everyone by surprise by winning the best actress. he strongly denies the accusations.
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she had studied at president donald trump said he will delay imposing trade tariffs. import duties were due to rise from ten to 25% at the end of next week? president trump said both sides had made progress. he said he was planning a summit to cement the trade deal if no progress is made. the company that owns the shopping centre has reported a loss of millions of pounds before tax. they also own another outlet say they aim to sell off assets to reduce debts. the ceo said it had been a tough year after high—profile retailers had gone into
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administration. associated british foods — one of the country's biggest food producers and the owner of primark — says it expects earnings across its businesses to be higher in the first half of this financial year. as well owning primark, ab foods owns various food brands such as ovaltine, ryvita, twinings and jordans. it also owns major sugar, agriculture and ingredients businesses. while it's expecting profits from primark and groceries to be higher than the same period last year — it's warned that it will make less from its sugar production. earlier we spoke to retail analyst kate hardcastle. it contains a nugget of information. they have come as a discounter to the high street and shaken up the fortu nes the high street and shaken up the fortunes of retailers, particularly those in fashion. that is always interesting. they had continued to
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do well. i think many people are waiting for them to have had their day but they show no signs of that whatsoever. i think the magic is that they are working well to try and add value into the offer. rather than reduce prices, they are looking to partnerships with big movie brands and make their turnover of products in terms of fashion, bringing fashion to market, even speedier. so that the consumer gets what they want. and the rest of the offering, the challenge to this large organisation is the awareness of our health and the sugar offering that we as consumers are getting more information that we should be doing the best for ourselves and our families and what we consume and the hidden ingredients in foods. in other business stories...
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uk and us authorities have reached a deal — to allow derivatives to continue being traded between the two countries even if britain leaves the european union without deal. those derivatives are basically financial contracts used by companies and investors — and are linked to the price of certain stocks or currencies or commodities. a notional £1.2tn worth of them are conducted through london every day. vodafone's chief executive has reiterated that the network has no plans to bring in roaming charges for customers using phones abroad — even if britain leaves the eu without a deal. other operators — three, 02 and ee have all previously said the same — reassuring people who use their phones while in other eu countries. britain's cybersecurity chief is warning that china's global dominance in telecomms networks could pose security threats for decades — as well as bringing opportunities. jeremy fleming, head of gchq, was speaking in singapore. as countries roll out ultra—fast 5g mobile networks, there are fears beijing could use hardware provided by chinese firms to spy on western governments.
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a brief look at the markets now. in terms of the london market, it is treading water, as is the rest of europe. the mid has brightened, with regard to the trade dispute with china. it remains to be seen whether a trade deal can be decided on. thank you very much. in france, they re calling it the grand debate. across the country thousands of assemblies are being held — where people are coming together to discuss the future of the country. it s part of president emmanuel macron's response to the so—called yellow—vests ? the grassroots protest movement that s so shaken his presidency. hugh schofield has been to the small town of neulise, near st. etienne in central france, to see the grand debate in action. neulise in central france is not the big smoke,
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nor is it the sticks. it is part of the nation's grand debate. about 70 people have come, among them a fair few yellow vests, the idea is president macron's, to get those people who say there voices are never heard to speak and spell out what it is they want. what we offer them is a space where they can debate important subjects that concerned their daily life, like taxes, purchasing power, ecology, public services. so how can we reconstruct an offer that corresponds to their expectations. through discussion, ideas emerge, on tax, public services, referendums. these will be collated and passed up the chain to government. an exercise in mass listening. across the country there are literally thousands of debates like this taking place in small towns and villages. the question everyone wants
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to know the answer to, is is this the clever way of buying off or coming down the yellow vest movement, or is it the beginning of a new style of consultative democracy? president macron has been leading debate, personally taking part in a series of mammoth sessions. it is what he is good at and supporters say it has helped him reconnect after the drama of the yellow vests. the president felt that he had gone wrong, that he had gone astray. and i think he is idea to re—establish a dialogue was fundamentally right. what will come out of it? only god knows. but there is still scepticism. this yellow vest has come to the neulise debate to air her many grievances. translation: i have tried everything. as yellow vests, we have put up roadblocks and demonstrations, but nothing changes, nobody listens. now they offer us the grand
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debate, fine, we will give it a go but personally i'm not very convinced. and what if the grievances go up to government and nothing changes? translation: civil war. and if you ask me that is what macron is looking for. the grand debat, france's debate in popular democracy that seems to be working fine now. researchers in antarctica are searching for the world's oldest ice. scientists hope it'll enable them to better understand past climate change — and predict future variations. caroline rigby reports. scientists believe this frozen continent is key to understanding global warming. antarctica holds many secrets from the past which, if unearthed, could help us understand
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climate change and better predict the planet's future. researchers from norway arejoining the planet's future. researchers from norway are joining the the planet's future. researchers from norway arejoining the race the planet's future. researchers from norway are joining the race to find the world's oldest ice, that was formed more than one and a half million years ago. the ice can tell us million years ago. the ice can tell us the relation between the birth and the natural concentration of greenhouse gases. to understand the change of the climate, we need to understand the natural variations. their mission involves scanning the surface of antarctica for a suitable location to get the best possible samples to study. the treasure they seek lies deep below. it is likely to ta ke seek lies deep below. it is likely to take around four years to drill down the almost three kilometres needed to extract to the ice core. these researchers are confident the scientific understanding it could yield is more than worth the wait. now it's time for a look at the
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weather. lucy has the forecast. i think we have a record for the unseasonably warm weather, don't we? yes, we certainly do. we recorded... 20 celsius in the winter. this is thanks to this air mass that we dragged up from the south and west. as we go through this afternoon, we will continue to see dry and bright weather. we do have some outbreaks of rainjust pushing weather. we do have some outbreaks of rain just pushing its way. the sunshine will be hazy for scotland and the fat north of england. the temperatures in the mid teens but milder in spots. —— far north. rain
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for a time milder in spots. —— far north. rain fora time and milder in spots. —— far north. rain for a time and it will clear. cloud pushing into the north—west. that will act as a blanket. temperatures not falling quite as far. it is a chilly night. temperatures are dropping below freezing for some parts. we could see frost to start the day tomorrow. tomorrow, high—pressure dominates. this is where the front out towards the north—west, that will bring more in the way of cloud for scotland. the odd spot of drizzle. away from that, another try and fine day with sunshine. mist and fog lifting quickly and a warm day. 18 or 19 celsius as possible. wednesday, a change in the wind direction overnight means we could see denser patches of fog. that could be slow to clear. we do see the sunshine and
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the temperatures are responding. where we have the fog lingering, the temperatures are clipped back in touch. thursday, a shift. we have this weather front coming in from the south bringing rain to the south. it will be a cloudy day on thursday, with temperatures down from the start of the week. temperatures are above average. it will turn more unsettled as we move towards the weekend. more in the way for showery rain to come. for this week, warm sunshine, frosty nights, foggy mornings and then it will turn u nsettled foggy mornings and then it will turn unsettled at the end of the week and into the weekend.
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hello. you're watching afternoon live. i'm simon mccoy. today at 2pm: the prime minister insists a deal is within her grasp, as she is urged to delay brexit. one eu leader says britain is sleepwalking towards no—deal. we can achieve that deal. it's within our grasp to leave with a deal on 29 march. and that's where all of my energies are going to be focused. come to the conclusion and close the deal. almost half a century on, inquests into the birmingham pub bombings — after a long campaign by relatives of those who died. this is hilarious! laughter. i've got an oscar! um...

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