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this is the business briefing. i'm maryam moshiri. premium fare. taxi app lyft is valued at over $2a billion as investors pile on board in the biggest stock market listing since 201a. plus — the rise and rise of huawei. china's tech giant posts record sales despite growing controversy this is the briefing — i'm maryam moshiri. our top story: around the world it was supposed to be the day that britain left the eu — and on the markets, instead mps will once again be asian shares creeping higher voting on theresa may's brexit deal. on revived hopes of progress ukraine prepares to vote on sunday in what's being described as one of the country's most unpredictable presidential elections. more than twenty thousand people attend a remembrance service for the victims of the new zealand's mosque attacks two weeks ago. in business, premium fare. taxi app lyft is valued at over $24 billion as investors pile on board in the biggest stock market listing since 2014.
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a warm welcome to the programme — briefing you on all you need to know in global news, business and sport. and you can be part of the conversation. southampton‘s manager has blocked wifi in team hotels to prevent his squad from playing ‘addictive‘ video games. is he right to worry? tell us what you think — just use the hashtag #bbcthebriefing. this friday was supposed to be the day britain left the eu. instead british mps will be given another vote on theresa may's brexit deal but this time they'll only be asked to decide on the part concerning withdrawal. that means the other part —
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the future relationship between the eu and the uk — would still have to be sorted out later under a new prime minister. however, even this slimmed down deal might not get enough support among mps. here's our political correspondent iain watson. this was the day when britain was due to leave the eu. but instead, theresa may is trying to break the deadlock over her deal. she used to say no deal is better than a bad deal. today her message to mps is, in effect, after deal is better than no deal but she has a ready suffered to be defeats that she is trying a different approach. she is splitting the deal into. mps will vote on the withdrawal agreement, the divorce deal. that settles the leaving bill and guarantees citizens rights to dig mps will not vote on a political declaration on a future relationship the eu. the government says if the
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withdrawal agreement alone goes through brexit will be extended to may 22. but if it does not... we have until april 12 to explain to the eu what happens next. and that ta kes the eu what happens next. and that takes us into another softer brexit than not leaving the eu alone —— at all. but labour will not back even a strip down deal. what the prime minister is trying to do is something she denied she would do on january 1a and that is to separate the withdrawal agreement from the future arrangements. you cannot separate them because otherwise you move into a blindfold exit on the basis of the withdrawal agreement. in her usual allies, the dup say they will not support the prime minister either so instead of leaving the eu today, how, if or even when brexit will take place remains uncertain. to discuss the latest twists and turns in the brexit story i'm joined by kulveer ranger.
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he is senior vice president for strategy and communication you have your finger you have yourfinger on you have your finger on a lot of political pies and have been keeping a close eye on this story. what is going on? such a good question. i have been in westminster a few times and spoken to many mps but this has been a moving feast to dig by hours, day by day things have changed and the british people and most of europe have heard about the challenges of what will happen and today was meant to be the day to today was meant to be the day to today was meant to be the day of brexit. but there is a dawning realisation, maybe a bit late, on many parliamentarians and the rest of us brexit has turned into a very protracted process. to be fair, that is probably right. it has taken a0 yea rs is probably right. it has taken a0 years for the current relationship that written has with europe to be established. that was not going to be unpicked over a couple of years. it will take time. it may not be how it was sold to the british people
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when they voted on brexit but that is how it is laying out. hanley times will we see therese amazed saying we will leave on march 29. it is significant that she is organising this third boat on the day we should be leaving. is that the concentrate the minds of the brexiteers? i think you are right but that promise, that commitment has also been the reason why she has also had to announce that she will leave now because she has not been able to deliver brexit today. whatever happens, whether the withdrawal agreement gets the support of the house of commons, there is still more work to be done to establish the departure. therefore she has announced that for that next phase of discussions, she will no longer be the prime minister of great written. and that is the price that she has had to pay for not getting the conclusion today stop please come back and discuss the papers with us in a few minutes time. on sunday, ukrainians will hold presidential elections in what observers are saying
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is the most unpredictable in the country's recent history. there are 39 candidates on a very long ballot paper and a comedian with no political experience is leading the polls. ukraine's president for the last five years, the billionaire petro poroshenko is in danger of not making the second round. from ukraine here's our correspondentjonah fisher. campaigning for ukraine's president petro poroshenko in eastern ukraine is an uphill struggle. life here is grim and at times dangerous. a short walk away from this market, a war with russian backed forces continues to rumble. five years of attritional conflict have brought death to 13,000 and
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misery to the people who live along the front line. last time out, president petro poroshenko won handsomely in the aftermath of ukraine's street revolution. now, five years on, the billionaire is being seen as having brought stability and a shift away from russia towards europe. but his record on tackling corruption is at best mixed. so if president petro poroshenko loses, what happens next? man who is leading the opinion polls is performing here tonight. this is
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volodymyr zelenskiy. he is a comedian with no political experience. volodymyr zelenskiy has held no rallies, appears to have few political ideas and has close ties toa political ideas and has close ties to a controversial oligarch. but his supporters feel they already know all about his residential polities. because he stars in a tv series is a fictional president stop ——. you realise that being a president in realise that being a president in real life is different to what you are now, a television president. translation: i am different from my character but our moral values are the same.
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president petro poroshenko's supporters are hoping that in a time of war they see their man is the only serious option. translation: of war they see their man is the only serious option. translationzli don't think the candidates will say no to vladimir putin. they will drop to their knees and give up ukraine. in all, there are 39 names on the very long presidential ballot paper stop among them, the political survivor but three. —— yulia tymoshenko. 0n survivor but three. —— yulia tymoshenko. on sunday, voters will decide which to qualify for a second round. it is quite a choice. let's brief you on some of the other stories making the news. president trump has used his first rally since the end of the investigation by the special counsel robert mueller to claim that his political opponents used the probe to try to illegally seize power. speaking to thousands of supporters in michigan,
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mr trump said what he called the the "collusion delusion" was over. the world meteorological 0rganization says that the physical and financial impacts of global warming are accelerating. their report comes in the same week as the international energy agency reported a surge in co2 in 2018. however, new data from the uk suggests britain is bucking the trend with emissions down by 3%. 300,000 women around the world — almost all of them in developing countries — are dying every year as a result of having caesarean sections. that's according to a new study in the lancet. researchers analysed data from twelve million pregnancies. in christchurch new zealand, more than 20,000 people have attended an open air service of remembrance for the people shot dead by a far—right gunman in two mosques a fortnight ago. the prime minister, jacinda ardern, said new zealand was not immune to the virus of hate but could be
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the nation that found the cure. hywel griffith reports linda susan armstrong. musa nur awale. the names of the fallen, the 50 who came to pray. as new zealand remembered the victims of the mosque shootings, its prime minister called on the nation to stay united, far beyond these days of mourning. we will remember the tears of our nation and the new resolve we have formed. and we remember that ours is a home that does not and cannot claim perfection, but we can strive to be true to the words embedded in our national anthem. "men of every creed and race, gather here before they face, asking thee to bless this place,
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god defend ourfree land". two weeks ago part of this park were a crime scene. today it was a place of reflection and resilience. unfortunately we've lost some good friends and family dear to us. so we're here just to show support and we appreciate everything from the new zealand community. it's unbelievable. it feels important to us because new zealand's quite an open and accepting society and that a minority group were — is something that affects us all. and we feel like that's not really part of who we are. since the shooting, people here have been desperate to show the world, to show each other, their rejection of racism and the violent act of terror which changed so many lives. adeeb sami was shot in the back as he hugged his son, shielding him from the bullets. he watched the gunman walk around the mosque,
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hunting down the living. but, he tells me, the legacy of that day will be love, not hate. if the shooter could imagine that this will happen, he will never shoot us. we became more unified. and the community is one. you feel that christchurch is one city. new zealand one country. and, by the way, i am sure it will change the world. the al noor mosque has now been reclaimed as a place of worship, rather than fear. but armed police officers still stand guard over this city as it tries to recover, to heal. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: cashing in on the online music industry — how tech savvy african artists are breaking new ground to try and make it big. the accident that happened here was
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of the sort that can at worst produce a meltdown. in this case the precautions worked, but they didn't work quite well enough to prevent some old fears about the safety features of these stations from resurfacing. the republic of ireland has become the first country in the world to ban smoking in the workplace. from today, anyone lighting up in offices, businesses, pubs and restaurants will face a heavy fine. the president was on his way out of the washington hilton hotel, where he had been addressing a trade union conference. the small crowd outside included his assailant. it has become a symbol of paris. 100 years ago, many parisians wished it had never been built. the eiffel tower's birthday is being marked by a re—enactment of the first ascent by gustave eiffel.
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you're watching the briefing. 0ur headlines: 0n the day that britain was supposed to leave the eu, mps will once again vote on theresa may's brexit deal. thousands of people have attended a remembrance service in christchurch a fortnight after 50 people were killed in two mosque shootings. venezuela's government has banned the opposition leaderjuan guaido from holding public office for 15 years. he's accused of inconsistencies in his personal financial statements. mr guaido, who's declared himself interim president, has called for more protests against president nicolas maduro this weekend. ramzan karmali has more. over 50 countries support him, including the us, but today venezuela's opposition leader, juan guaido, was dealt this blow by the government. translation: we disable the citizen juan gerardo antonio guaido marquez, identity number 16727086, from holding or exercising any public office for the maximum period
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established by the law. that period is 15 years. this is due to what the government say are inconsistencies within mr guaido's personal financial statements. but the man who declared himself interim president in january rejected the ruling. translation: they choose randomly someone who says they're going to strip me of the right to hold public office. really?! the people of venezuela, the armed forces, and even the regime's party know that this isn't going to solve the electricity crisis. this crisis culminated in more power cuts, which started on monday and have affected hospitals, public transport, water and other services — hitting the economy hard. this isn't the first time the government has put pressure on mr guaido and his team. just last week, his right—hand man, roberto marrero, was arrested
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and accused of planning acts of sabotage. however, mr guaido has some high—profile support. on wednesday, his wife, fabiana rosales, was given this reception at the white house. president maduro's government accuses juan guaido of leading a washington—sponsored coup. but the us state department has warned the maduro government of serious consequences if it arrests or harms the opposition leader. ramzan karmali, bbc news. now it's time to get all the latest from the bbc sports centre. hello, i'm tulsen tollett, and this is your friday sport briefing, where we start with the football news most expected after such a brilliant start. on thursday, manchester united appointed 0le gunnar solskjaer as their permanent manager on a three—year contract. he arrived on a temporary basis in december replacing jose mourinho but exceeded all expectations with a fine run as he took temporary charge. the a6—year—old norwegian spent 11 seasons as a united player, scoring the winning goal in the 1999 champions league final. and what a start as caretaker losing
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just one league game in 13. this has been my, of course, ultimate dream all the time. maybe a naive dream. but i've always had that dream in my mind, to have this responsibility for this huge, fantastic football club. to major league baseball, where japanese pitcher masahiro tanaka helped get the new york yankees campaign off to a winning start on thursday in their first game of the new season. the yankees defeated the baltimore orioles 7—2 despite his team scoring seven runs, tanaka was the star throwing 83 pitches, not walking a single batter, while striking out five, and exited the game late on amid cheers from the thousands attending in the bronx. after a long delay because of rain,
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ashleigh barty beat anett kontaveit to move into the final of the miami 0pen. the number 12 seed from australia beat the estonian 6—3, 6—3 and comes a year after the 22—year—old won the women's doubles title in miami with american coco vandeweghe. in the coming hours, australia and pakistan meet for the fourth match of their 0di series in dubai — as both teams ramp up their world cup preparations. australia beat pakistan by 80 runs in the third match in abu dhabi — to clinch the series with two games to spare. aaron finch top—scored with 90. in reply, pakistan were bowled out for 186 after australia had posted 266 for six from their 50 overs. it's the bahrain formula 1 grand prix this weekend and on friday the drivers get the chance to test the track in practice. after the disappointment of missing out on the podium in australia ferrari will hope to kick—start their season. ferrari's title rivals mercedes secured a one—two through valtteri bottas and lewis hamilton in melbourne while red bull's max
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verstappen finished third. this has been doing well on social media, as rudy fernandez scored a game—winning three—pointer at the buzzer for real madrid as they came from behind to beat panathinaikos 7a—73 in their euroleague match in athens. with time wasting away and real madrid looking like they were going to come up short, the ball was shifted across to fernandez with something special required and he came up with the goods for the visitors and well worth the replay. just have a look at that skill off balance. you can get all the latest sports news at our website — that's bbc.com/sport. but from me, tulsen tollett, and the rest of the team, that is your friday sport briefing.
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thank you very much. with more than a00 hours of new content uploaded onto youtube every minute, african artists are now going the extra mile to make sure they cash in on the worlds largest—on demand music audience. the bbc‘s emeline nsingi nkosi reports. music plays. cd sales and concerts used to be the main source of income for african artists. but there's a new king in town. the web has empowered artists. from streaming to sharing, they are now able to touch theirfans and, of sharing, they are now able to touch their fans and, of course, sharing, they are now able to touch theirfans and, of course, cash in like never before. in africa, the platform that has had more impact than any other is youtube, with its ability to command billions of eye balls ability to command billions of eyeballs everyone has a chance to make it big. but it wasn't always that way. 33 is when i started music. i came from south africa does
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make 33 years old. i did not know how to explore my music to places like kenya. but it did happen with gazettes. when radio wasjust like kenya. but it did happen with gazettes. when radio was just the best disseminate of information. television, not every household had television, but i think radio just did the very best for us. while youtube can make stars out of people literally overnight, that doesn't mean it's the best way for them to get paid. unlike music streaming size, its claim that the nature of the platform means artists get less cash for each track that is paid. according to the i have represent the using industry, spotify paid around $20 per user. while youtube paid roughly $1 per userfor the same period. youtube says it is working with those in the music business to generate money for artists. however, is not happening quickly enough for some who are now taking matters into their own hands.
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this nigerian superstar is leading the charge. this is the best time to be making music as an african artist. the uzomah ‘s demand. i would like to see use does make music right now is one of the biggest exports out of africa. u nfortu nately, biggest exports out of africa. unfortunately, in the majority of the parts of africa there is no respect for intellectual property. it seems easier to distribute your music outside of africa than inside of africa are, which are silly. it is because no kind infrastructure. and that is what we have to be serious about. for now, i am not going to lie to you, it is a mess. i have a dream where i build a full ecosystem of the music from life to distribution to publishing. the full ecosystem. and that has been taking a lot of investment. so what is he doing to make money from music? well the principle is simple, number one, and artist's youtube channel needs to have 1000 subscribers and a000
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watchtowers in the past year before being able to be monetised. number two, they then need to be able to create an adsense account which allows them to be paid a chunk of the cash owned by youtube for each advert that is played before or during their video. so far so obvious. number three, mr during their video. so far so obvious. numberthree, mr eazi is going an extra step. he actually clu b going an extra step. he actually club —— collaborates with google ads for videos that pushes —— commercials that pushes videos to be seen. commercials that pushes videos to be seen. that answer more money from the site. but what about lesser—known artists? the senior vice president of ana at universal music central explains. this digitalisation has enabled artists has empowered them, but it doesn't mean that because you can do so the success is guaranteed. i would pay mr eazi a whole lot of respect that he has come to the position to have that kind of a business model paying off. but definitely wouldn't happen
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with a newcomer. you still need people who work on a strategy, who help you to build your profile, and try to pave the way for you throughout the experience. it's clear that tech savvy artists aren't changing the way the music business works. but for some at least is paying off. however, many will argue that the real key to making money in the cutthroat industry is still by having real fans and touring. that's emeline nsingi nkosi reporting there. i asked you at the beginning of the programme to tell me what you thought of the southhampton football club manager's let us move. his players are a p pa re ntly let us move. his players are apparently playing too much on video consoles and he has bad wi—fi in hotel rooms before games. add loads of tweets on this. many of you think it isa of tweets on this. many of you think it is a great idea. in fact, one
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said it is totally right to do this. another is that it is the right way for the good of his eye. charles said they get paid a lot, it is a small sacrifice to make to be totally focused on yourjob. keep those tweets come. plenty more news to come. bye—bye for now. hello weak weather front moves south over the weekend. most of us won't see any wet weather out of that. there will be a change to cooler conditions because it is a cold front, hangs around northern scotla nd front, hangs around northern scotland during friday. saturday, does move its way southwards and by sunday we are all into that cooler air. this is how we are starting friday, a touch of frost through england and wales. fog patches around, particularly western england into wales. gradually clearing during the morning, a sunny spells. ireland dry, but dry, but cloud around compared with thursday. as they will be across much of scotland. not all australia. that
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weather front hanging around northern scotland throughout the day. —— not all is clear. temperatures are coming down. in the sunny spells of england and wales it will feel rather warm for some of us, particularly in south—east england, up to 18. as we go through friday night, the rain edges further south. through scotland snow to the higher hills, else were staying dry. england and wales prone to fog patches again, especially further west. there may be a touch of frost. 0 nto west. there may be a touch of frost. 0nto the weekend, the weather front journey southwards, it is mainly dry. but it will be, for all of us, turning cooler. the blues are coming back and a change of wind direction as well. that cold air percolating southwards as we go through the rest of the weekend. this is how saturday is shaping up. it isjust this of the weekend. this is how saturday is shaping up. it is just this area of high cloud. maybe a little rain. it is pushing into parts of england and wales. south of that, sunny spells, southern england, east anglia, some worth —— want to be
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found. north of the weather front it is cooler. some of us barely into double figures. wintry showers into parts of shetland as well. that is how saturday is looking. for part two of the weekend, here is the weather front and it will complete this journey southwards with the cooler air, but it is high pressure building back in, that is why there is dry weather. the weather front itself has nothing more than the odd spot of light rain. elsewhere you can spot of light rain. elsewhere you ca n start spot of light rain. elsewhere you can start with sunshine, some cloud is going to build. the vast majority will be staying dry stop exchanging wintry showers in shetland for rain moving and later in the day. temperatures are down for all of us. as we go into sunday night, it looks like a widespread frost on the way.
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