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tv   The Briefing  BBC News  April 30, 2019 5:45am-6:01am BST

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with me is fiona cincotta, senior market analyst at city index. britain could be dealing with highway? it says here that theresa may is reportedly ready to give them the go—ahead for the chinese technology firm to supply non—core elements, it says of the uk's new mobile system. now, there have been a lot of concerns over this. chinese laws suggest that firms must co—operate with beijing. so we seeing that there could be a conflict of interest here, and that is something that has been brought up is something that has been brought up by is something that has been brought up by senior as well. there is a huge debate and discussion about huawei, what it provides, what it
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doesn't provide, whether it's an agent of the chinese authorities or not, whether it is an independent international operator. us and the australia —— and australia have imposed bans on huawei equipment and when it came to light through leaks in the papers last week, meetings in cabinet and private meetings amongst senior officials in government in the uk about working with huawei, it was a huge furore. how bizarre is that? leaks already coming out, it's too underlined the insecurity in using such a firm. in the us, — in the uk and the us we are automatically sharing intelligence, this is a big deal because we have got the us — china trade talks which are going on, that's got a lot to deal with the use of technology firms and use of technology information and intelligence. so,
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you know, it's a hot topic right now. it is a hot topic and we will keep an eye on whether the us will follow through on those threats and what the relationship with huawei may be in the future, because that is not clear right now. we had a report earlier in the programme how in norway they found their beluga whales with a strap around its neck and it looks like you could have a go pro on there, et cetera. it seemed to be a russian spy whale. you couldn't make this up! it's like something out of austin powers! the thing that i find really interesting about this is that they have denied it, there are pouring cold water on it, there are pouring cold water on it, but they say we do use dolphins... so, you know, dolphins — they are intelligent creatures, they can be trained in the same way that dogs can be trained and they say that they are quite open about using
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them to protect stretches of water, training them to kill foreign divers and even attaching minds to the holes of a foreign ship. and that is a direct quote from a russian official explaining how the use dolphins. extraordinary! this is an eye order no dust market opener. in 2003 -- it is eye order no dust market opener. in 2003 —— it is an eye—opener. it's surprising to us but apparently this is relatively standard military naval procedure. it's fascinating. we've highlighted the russian press on this, mk, which is trying to pour cold water on the story. here are some images of animals with straps and cameras on them and things. the financial times has an interesting story about how the uranian economy is described as "collapsing under the weight of white house sanctions.
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" the impact that they are already having on the run. —— iran. " the impact that they are already having on the run. -- iran. what's happening tomorrow is that there had been some waivers on the eight biggest — eight largest buyers of uranian oil, waivers to continue to buy a part —— despite the sanctions -- iranian buy a part —— despite the sanctions —— iranian oil. they want to get exports the, they want to get fiona cincotta's crude exports to zero —— iran's crude exports. this could actually get a lot worse before it that's, you know, when the full force co m es that's, you know, when the full force comes in tomorrow. we are seeing a lot of problems with — on — sort of the public, obviously. they are suffering here. there are populist demonstrations. it's going
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to be very difficult for iran to turn this around, they are saying that they do not want to give into the us so this could actually get a lot worse still. for president mahoney, his government, he took office in 2013, it is now a huge rush internally coming from dust market pressure, from people in iran. -- market pressure, from people in iran. —— pressure. that nuclear deal that was made by barack obama, that was seen as historic at the time, it led to the lifting of many sanctions that were in place for many years. he managed to turn the economy around, he did a good job. for it suddenly to be hit again, it seems like they are going back to where they were previously. a huge shift. let's look at the guardian. this is a story inside the pages of the guardian. there's a lot to it. it's
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got the ten elements to keep an eye on which will tell us how the uk economy will fare in the next decade. it said the next decade could be the worst since the second world war. what do you make of this? yeah, what it is mentioning here is the idea that brexit and the problems with brexit were supposed to bea problems with brexit were supposed to be a time—limited process but suddenly it seems to be turning into something more structural. it goes to different areas of the economy, as you mentioned, which, at the moment, don't seem that bad. for example, we've got the stock market. the ftse is doing really well. is outperforming other markets around the world. and the pound, supporting the world. and the pound, supporting the multinationals and the ftse, but perhaps, and inflation at the moment is holding steady — that could change. interesting one here i've seen as change. interesting one here i've seen as and change. interesting one here i've seen as and wages. change. interesting one here i've
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seen as and wages. these are not investing in machinery, they are investing in machinery, they are investing in machinery, they are investing in people right now. why? because of the uncertainty of exit, it's in comparison, easy to get rid of people. and you're not going to invest in heavy machinery or bricks and mortar, but people you can hire and mortar, but people you can hire and fire relatively easy in the uk. the unemployment rate is actually really good at the moment. its historically low, absolutely. interesting piece for a if they are interested in the uk economy. and finally we have the story about this advertisement by cnet systems in the us, we're looking fox news here, but we have as many others have, they are looking for a occasion, mail applicant" —— caucasian male applicant. they've sucked the person who put the advert out there,
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they're trying to firefighters a consequence. but many people can relate to the fact that many companies are trying to hire certain types of people to increase the diversity in the workplace. we look at it and think of my guys, that is shocking, you wouldn't expect it in today's day and age but would also be surprised how widely this stuff does actually happen. when i was living in argentina, for example, is not uncommon for photos and specific job requirements there as well. companies are trying to increase diversity for a good reason, because the idea is if you have a diverse work was then you have innovation, does make workforce, then it's not all the same —— workforce, productivity will go up, et cetera, et cetera. the management speak. but it's hard to make it happen in reality. that something that needs
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to be worked on and ways to get around that in the interview process need to be raised. it is also putting people into boxes a little bit, assuming they are from this colour or background that they are going to have this process of thought, that's not necessarily the case. and it's notjust about colour, there is age, all sorts of different elements. your background, your history et cetera to increase diversity. it's a tricky one that we are trying to do here at the bbc, trying to represent everyone in terms of the people we talk to. it's been great to have you here on the briefing. thank you to, for all your comments. see you soon.
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hello there. over the next few days the warmest weather is likely to be across more eastern parts of the uk, where we see the best of the sunshine. there was more cloud around yesterday, though, across the south—east of england and east anglia. it was fairly thin, that has certainly broken up and we've got some clearer skies right now. but further west, though, we're going to find this weather front sneaking in. it's going to bring some patchy rain and drizzle but it's moving very slowly eastwards into that area of high pressure. so for many parts it's still dry by the morning. temperatures in the clearer skies dipping away to 3—5 degrees. let's head into the morning, then. we pick up the story across scotland. some sunshine for northern and perhaps eastern scotland. a bit of patchy rain coming into the far west of scotland. still, this rain continuing on and off in northern ireland as it has done through the night. for england and wales, though, we are yet to see any rain crossing the irish sea, so it should be a dry start. some sunshine, some mist and fog
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patches across eastern england, those shouldn't last too long and we should see decent spells of sunshine. more sunshine towards the south—east than we had on monday. you can see how slowly this rain pushes over the irish sea into some western coasts, further into scotland, perhaps, but ahead of it, with some sunshine, 18 degrees likely for the moray firth and in the south—east, perhaps into east anglia, the east midlands, 18 or 19 degrees here. as we move into the evening and overnight, again this patchy rain is pushing its way further into wales, to the south—west of england, across north—west england and further into scotland as well. so more cloud pushing into more of the country means it shouldn't be quite as chilly, temperatures typically 7—9 degrees. there'll still be some sunshine around on wednesday, particularly in the morning across lincolnshire, east anglia and south—east of england, but also for northern ireland for a while. this zone of cloud elsewhere, though, producing showers really at this stage and they could be rather hit—and—miss. but with more cloud in general, even for eastern areas, it won't be quite as warm as tuesday. as we look at thursday, we've still got this fairly cloudy picture. there'll be some showers developing, those could be heavy,
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potentially thundery as well. more significant, though, perhaps that weather front there. it's producing a bit of patchy rain that's moving southwards. but it's what's happening after that to the north that is more crucial because if you follow the wind arrows, we're getting our wind coming all the way from the arctic. that of course is colder air, it'll bring a few wintry showers in scotland by friday. some stronger winds across northern and eastern scotland, and down those north sea coasts. otherwise, the winds will not be too strong. but they will turn colder everywhere, i think, by the end of the week before temperatures recover just a little bit as we head into the weekend.
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good morning. welcome to breakfast with dan walker and louise minchin. our headlines today: the worst treatment scandal in the history of the nhs — an inquiry will begin hearing evidence into how thousands of patients were given contaminated blood. suffering in silence — a new report says victims of anti—social behaviour are still being let down by the police and local councils. good morning, the biggest shakeup of our railways in the generation. rail bosses are calling for a major shake—up of the way our trains are run, including scrapping the current franchise system and taking control away from the government.
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