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this is the business briefing. i'm sally bundock. the european union votes on reforming its digital laws, however some tech giants are unlikely to be pleased. and samsung catches investors off guard, by announcing a surprising this is the briefing — profit warning ahead i'm sally bundock. our top story: order! order! british mps take control of brexit and face a series of votes to find out how, or if, they want to leave the eu. the international criminal court is set to investigate after a massacre in mali left more than 130 people dead. the palace of the revolution plays host to royalty. the prince of wales makes history in cuba. copyright crackdown — the eu holds a crucial vote on whether to update copyright rules which could be good news for some tech giants.
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in business briefing, we will be unpacking the latest moves on the pa rt unpacking the latest moves on the part of the european union to try and get tech giants to pay more. a warm welcome to the programme — briefing you on all you need to know in global news, business and sport. also in the programe where are you going? a ba flight destined for dusseldorf landed in edinburgh by mistake after flight paperwork was submitted incorrectly. so we'd like to know what has been your biggest travel mistake or diversion? send us your stories — just use the hashtag bbc—the—briefing. in an unprecidented move,
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british mps have voted to take control of the brexit agenda. three government ministers — richard harrington, alistair burt and steve brine — resigned so they could support a cross—party amendment, which passed with a majority of 27. there will now be a series of votes this week on what kind of brexit the commons will support. our political correspondent nick eardley explains. this was supposed to be the week the uk left the eu but instead, what brexit looks like it is still up in the air. last night, the government suffered another defeat in parliament. the ayes to the right, 329. the noes to the left, 300 and two. there could be a closer trading
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relationship with europe and a customs union. it could mean replacing our current relationship with a free trade deal. leaving without a deal or another referendum on leaving at all. it was far from clear whether mps here could agree on anything. it's possible nothing at all will get a majority and even if it does, the prime minister says that she might not implemented. when we have tried this kind of thing in the past, it's produced contradictory outcomes or no outcome at all. there is a further risk when it comes to brexit as the uk is only one half of the equation and the votes could lead to an outcome which isa votes could lead to an outcome which is a negotiable with the eu. this government must take this process seriously. we do not know what the
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house will decide on wednesday. this house will decide on wednesday. this house must also consider whether any deal should be put to the people for a confirmatory vote. there isn't much time if mps are to agree a new plan. the eu want clarity in a fortnight. the government will try to still win most of piedt —— support for their own deal but ministers might fear parliament will try and force something else. the election commission in thailand has said it's decision to delay announcing preliminary results after sunday‘s general election was caused by some hacking attacks on it's computer servers. the electoral commission in thailand has said it will investigate any investigations of irregularities but the election result is still unclear. two rival camps backed up by mr lets go tojonathan head who
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has been in the thai capital. there has been in the thai capital. there has been in the thai capital. there has been a lot of confusion as to what the outcome is going to be. has been a lot of confusion as to what the outcome is going to belj think what the outcome is going to be.” think we have got a fairly clear result. they have counted this constituency seats and they now have to measure the overall proportions of the vote. we have a pretty good round—up. we think the parties opposed to the military have a small majority or close to it in the lower house and the military party itself, although it did much better than expected, depends who would back it, would probably struggle a bit more to get a majority in the lower house but in the end, although it may not wa nt to but in the end, although it may not want to do this, it could always deploy the unelected senate. on the issue of irregularities, there is a lwa ys issue of irregularities, there is always a late —— there are always
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irregularities in thai elections. was it rigged? yes, in that it was weighted clearly in favour of the pro— military party. mr taksin has a point. it seems unlikely they will have influenced the overall result. we have seen some interesting and dramatic shifts in voting patterns in this election. a lot of the support went to the future forward party which is even more radical in some ways and is likely to ally with his party anyway. the overall anti— military vote may not be a lot different to what it would have been. will it bring political stability? i don't think so. the fundamental split in thailand is between people happy with military rule and people who want change
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although they are now dividing their loyalties between two parties rather than one. the problem is, in the end, there will be a lot of negotiating and jostling to get middle parties to enable a coalition but that coalition, partly because of all of the concessions and bargaining, may be unstable. the question is will the military use its trump card? if it does, if it can't get a majority in the lower house, it may cause an outrage. it is still uncertain how this still divided country will marry —— manage a new electoral system that hasn't left a clear result and has left this unresolved. even though the military said that's what they will do when they seized power five years ago. let's brief you on some of the other stories making the news. israeli air strikes have continued overnight against targets in the gaza strip in response to palestinian rocket fire. the israeli army said at least thirty rockets had been launched from gaza into southern israel on monday. air raid sirens wailed across southern israel into the night. in a joint statement,
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palestinian groups including hamas and islamichhad said they were behind the rocket fire. the pentagon has authorised the transfer of one billion dollars to army engineers to start building new sections of barrier along the us mexican border. the funds are the first being made available under the national emergency declared by president trump to bypass congress in order to build his promised wall. democrats have registered their protest. the two clubs involved in the transfer of emiliano sala are still arguing over his transfer. the striker died in a plane accident two days after cardiff had announced him as their record signing. now they tell world football's governing body fifa that nantes' conditions for completion of the deal were not fulfilled and he was not registered as a premier league player. mali's president has visited
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the site of an attack on the fulani people in central mali, where its feared 160 people were killed. dogon community hunters are thought to have been behind the incident. it's the deadliest attack in mali since the 2013 french—led military intervention, which drove back jihadist groups from the north. an investigator from the international criminal court says the killings could fall under itsjurisdiction. caroline rigby has more. as they lie bandaged in their hospital beds, it's hard to fathom what these children have been through. over the coming weeks their physical wounds will start to heal, but the mental scars of saturday's attack will likely last far longer. it is feared as much as 160 fulani people perished at the hands of men
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dressed as traditional dogon people. a rival ethnic group who accuse the fulani of having links tojihadists. children, women and men were killed with guns and machetes. their homes and possessions set alight. translation: we are all the same ethnic groups. we are not really aware of everything that is going on. the dogons are not attacked, only us fulani. we don't know the reason for their anger. all we know is that they come to kill us and drive us away. that's all we know. but this is just the latest incident in mali's increasingly violent and complex conflict, where ethnic tensions in the central mopti region have been exacerbated by the presence ofjihadist fighters. on monday, the country's president visited the site of saturday's attack, having already replaced the army's chief of staff. the government says it is also banning the dogon militia group it believes was responsible, but it is unlikely these moves will be enough to comfort a population already frustrated by the failure of authorities to protect them from both jihadist onslaughts and ethnic reprisals. caroline rigby, bbc news.
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now let's talk brexit again — it's all over the front pages here in britain again after that defeat for theresa may in parliament on monday night. with me is alpesh patel, the chief executive officer of praefinium partners. so you have been delving through the papers, online and everywhere else to look at what happened yesterday.
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i was to look at what happened yesterday. iwas in to look at what happened yesterday. i was in parliament yesterday, even. there you go! nobody i spoke to was talking about brexit. they were all talking about brexit. they were all talking about brexit. they were all talking about the economy generally and other things. in the meantime, parliament now has control over this process. there will be various amendments and discussions and debates going on in wednesday in particular on how we should move forward. are you excited or confused? i'm always excited with politics but the problem is, other than the general problem with democracy that you are counting votes, not weighing them, there are about five different options all from second referendum to revoke article 52 no deal. the problem with having five things on the ballot, we will end up with some solution, hard brexit or second referendum, with a marginal majority of about one fifth of parliamentarians and guaranteed, it's not going to be what people
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have interpreted the referendum to have interpreted the referendum to have been. —— revoke article 50 two no deal. they are saying we don't need to say this. the referendum was only indicative as well. it wasn't legally binding. the pressure would be too great on the government to stand up to parliament. the problem is going to be not so much what happens in parliament, the fact that, like i said, one in five parliamentarians will have voted for some outcome where the rest of the country says, hang on a minute, the rest of us didn't want that option. is it rest of us didn't want that option. isita rest of us didn't want that option. is it a positive step that parliamentarians are considering what they do what rather than voting against and saying what they don't
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want? yes, at least you have an affirmative. you know the 27 leaders of the eu, they need to come to london, they need to be sitting in parliament and go back and forth. in a proper divorce, you would have one side in one room, the other in another and people going back and forth. they would be a mediator. that is probably what they need. hold this thought. we will continue with that discussion and talk to some other stories as well later in oui’ some other stories as well later in our new briefing. the 500—year—old wounds of the spanish conquest have been re—openned by mexico's president. andres manuel lopez obrador, urged spain and the vatican to apologize for the "abuses" carried out in the sixteenth century. spain has rejected the claims but the president lopez obrador also urged both to pay reparations. translation: i have sent a letter to the king of spain and another to the
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pope calling for a full account of the abuses, urging them to apologise to the indigenous peoples of mexico for violations of what we now call the human rights. there were massacres and oppression. the so—called conquest was waged with a sword and across. the time has has come to reconcile. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: england players endure a night of racist abuse in montenegro — but rack up another five goal win. let there be no more war or bloodshed between arabs and israelis. very good. applause so proud of both of you. applause with great regret, the committee have decided
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that south africa should be excluded from the 1970 competition. chants streaking across the sky, let there be no more war or bloodshed between the white—hot wreckage from mir drew gasps from onlookers on fiji. onlooker: wow! you're watching the briefing. our headlines. british mps have voted to take control of the parliamentary agenda on brexit to try and find a plan they can all agree on. the international criminal court is set to investigate after a massacre in mali left more than 130 people dead. fish stocks off west africa, one of the most fertile fishing grounds in the world, are in danger of collapse.
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experts and environmental groups say the actions of industrial fleets from around the world, especially china, are driving the decline. our correspondent paul adams has been to sierra leone to see how one of the most vulnerable countries in the area is trying to tackle the problem. abu bakr has been fishing since dawn and he doesn't have a lot to show for it. the good fish are gone, he says, all caught by foreign trawlers. what would you like the government to do? we would like them to ta ke government to do? we would like them to take these people away. because? to stop fishing in this country. sierra leone depends heavily on the sea for food and jobs. it is one of the poorest countries in the world. civil war tore it apart in the 90s and then came ebola. but under war — water, sierra leone is facing a
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different crisis. this when the ecosystem is destroyed, its most impossible to restore it again. even if you stop fishing for decades, it ta kes a if you stop fishing for decades, it takes a very long time to recover. wejoined sierra leone's on the patroller. we are leaving in the dark because we are told there are people here in freetown who will tell the trawlers that a marine patrol vessel is on the way. hello there. as we leave, satellite data shows foreign trawlers are already scattering far out to sea. we follow, eventually boarding chinese boats suspected appear trolling. that is when two boats fish side—by—side three or a00m apart, using a single huge net. it's efficient but destructive and illegal in sierra leone. the evidence is strong. in the government inspector seems to agree.
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but will it make any difference? you think you have done your best sometimes and when you get to show, somebody tells you something different, especially the agent. why are you always arresting my vessel, why are you always doing this? over the course of three days, we see signs of indiscriminate methods. sierra leone's fish stocks are in grave danger. it's not hard to see why. back in freetown, the government says it's trying to get a grip ona government says it's trying to get a grip on a system riddled with corruption. we will get to the bottom of it, definitely. that's a promise, to myself and to sierra leone ian's, we will definitely get to the bottom of it. after our visit, the two chinese vessels we boarded were tested. they were
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cleared of pear trawling but lost their licenses anyway on grounds of poor sanitation. the government has also banned all industrial fishing for the month of april. it's an unprecedented move. but these are still small steps. it will take much more to rescue this precious resource. paul adams, bbc more to rescue this precious resource. pauladams, bbc news, sierra leone. hello, i'm holly hamilton — this is your tuesday sport briefing. we start with a look back at monday's european championship qualifiers — and some bad news for portugal and juventus for that matter. cristiano ronaldo went off injured as portugal drew 1—1 against serbia. they were leading at the time. the european champions equalised through a spectacular 25—yard strike from danilo pereira. elsewhere world champions france thrashed iceland a—nil in paris to make it wins out of two. and england survived an early scare to mount an impressive comeback against montenegro. a 5—1 victory including 2 from ross barkley. however, the match was overshadowed by reports of racist abuse aimed at a number of england players —
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manager gareth southgate said the incidents will be reported to uefa. ididn't hearduring i didn't hear during the ending part of the game but i'm told there were things in the early part of the game as well. i certainly heard when danny rose was booked and it's unacceptable. we will report it but i think that reporting is already in place because so many people in other areas of the ground have heard it. i believe the uefa delegate also heard it. on to tennis — and world number three simona halep is through to the fourth round of the miami open after a straight sets victory over venus williams. but there's been a shock defeat for caroline wozniacki. the number 13 seed was beaten in three sets by hsieh su—wei of taiwan. wozniacki battled back from losing the first set, to take the second on a tie—break.
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but hsieh raced through the decider 6—2 to seal her place in the last eight. nick kyrigos returns to the court at the miami open on tuesday to play croatian 11th seed borna coric for a place in the semi—finals. the australian was booed off after his win over dusan lajovic in the last round — with fans taking issue with him for serving under arm twice during the match. in the nba on tuesday, the detroit pistons are in action against the denver nuggets with both teams aiming to bounce back from defeat last time out. the golden state warriors got the better of the pistons on sunday leading all the way through the second half to eventually win121—114. while the nuggets' six game winning streak was brought to an end by the pacers.
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during england's victory over montenegro there were reports of racist chanting from the home fans — targeting danny rose and raheem sterling. afterwards, sterling posted this onto twitter. it's an image of his goal celebration from the night when he scored england's fifth goal and put his hands to his ears. he says "best way to silence the haters...and i mean racists." #getsomeeducation. you can get all the latest sports news at our website — that's bbc.com/sport. but from me holly hamilton and the rest of the sport team, that's your sport briefing. prince charles has met the cuban president miguel diaz—canel on the first day of his historic visit to cuba. the prince of wales and the duchess of cornwall are the first members
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of the british royalfamily to travel to the country in an official capacity. nicholas witchell has more. in the palace of the revolution in havana, a ceremonial welcome. on the left, the president who is taking cuba into the first — the post— castro euro. president miguel diaz—canel took over last year and last night he and prince charles sat down for talks. pleasantries rather than politics, but the very fact that charles is here at all is a clear sign that britain wants to build a relationship with cuba and a visit by the year to the british throne undoubtedly helps. royal visits on so much about detail. that's all up to the politicians. these visits are all about striking the right note in creating the right ambience and here in cuba, that means connecting with some of the things for which cuba is famous. ballet is one thing at which cubans excelled. charles and camilla billeted a ballet school run by
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carlos acosta, formerly principal artist at the royal ballet in london. does he, a cuban, think his country is changing?” london. does he, a cuban, think his country is changing? i consistently prolonged time, this sense of evolving at a cuban pace but we get in there, we get in there, there is definitely more openness. cuba, a country moving with great care to balance old ways with new imperatives and find a new place in the world. stay with me on bbc news, i'll be back with the business briefing in just a few moments. i want to read out a few comments from you. your stories about travel diversions or mistakes. quite an interesting conversation. kate hall's watches us. she says she had to stop listening to audiobooks in the car because she get drawn in the story, go sailing past the exit on
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the motorway and have to take a lengthy diversion to go back and actually try and attend my appointments on time. what a lovely reason to get a little bit lost. thanks your comments and see you soon. hello there. if you like your spring weather dry, well, i think you will find plenty to like about this weather forecast. because for most of us very little rain to come through the nextfew days. some sunny spells, equally some fairly large areas of cloud at times. and towards the end of the week, those temperatures will start to climb a little bit. high—pressure firmly in charge. that's what's keeping things settled and i'm running the sequence through a few days. you can see the high pressure really doesn't move very far. frontal systems will scrape very close to northern scotland at times, so here there will be some splashes of rain, some breezier conditions too. but we are starting off tuesday morning on a rather chilly note. particularly down towards the south,
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where skies have been clearest. a touch of prose for some but that is where we'll see the best of the sunshine. further north and west more in the way of cloud. perhaps producing the odd light shower and certainly some patchy light rain across the north—west of scotland. quite breezy in northern scotland. lighter winds elsewhere. by the afternoon, it really is a mixture of patchy cloud and sunny spells and those temperatures topping out between 11 and 1a degrees. as we go through tuesday night, there will ocntinue to be large areas of cloud drifting through in this gentle north—westerly breeze. still some patchy rain in the far north of scotland. if we do see any clear spells for any length of time, they could fill in with mist and fog and, because of the extra cloud, those temperatures maybe not quite as low on wednesday morning but bear in mind, if the skies do stay clear, you might oncve again see a touch of frost. wednesday will again bring fairly large areas of cloud, which will break up at times, to reveal some spells of sunshine. still some of that patchy rain in the north—west of scotland. but by this stage, temperatures are creeping upwards a little bit —12—15 degress. also some seabreezes likely to develop across some eastern
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and southern coasts of england. so high pressure then still with us as we move out of wednesday into thursday. winds around high pressure move in a clockwise direction so will start to bring in a very gentle south—westerly breeze, so some slightly milder air. we could start thurday with some patches of mist and fog and low cloud which should tend to break up to give some sunny spells. but those temperatures once again up another notch — 15 or 16 degrees. always a bit cooler across the far north of scotland, where it will also be quite breezy. we head towards the end of the week. friday another mild if not warm day, with some sunshine. it turns a little cooler into the weekend but for most of us it will stay dry.
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