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hello, i'm ros atkins — welcome to outside source. first to washington. a month on, there is still no deal to end the us up its efforts to shape if and when it happens. we'll have the latest. zimba bwe‘s president's ended a trip to europe — as condemnation grows over a clampdown on the opposition. and hope is fading for the premier league striker emiliano sala. he was aboard a light aircraft that lost contact over the english channel. well, the us government shutdown has reached the one—month mark. here's the senate reconvening earlier, where republican leader mitch mcconnell said that lawmakers would vote this week on president trump's proposal to end the partial shutdown. it's all over the president's desire to build a wall —
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this, a prototype for what the president wants along the border with mexico. as we have discussed many times, thatis as we have discussed many times, that is at the centre of this story. the problem is he says he needs over $5 billion, and the democrats in congress won't sign off the money. that means government funding more generally is paused. and close to 800,000 federal workers aren't being paid. that includes the fbi, who gave a press conference earlier. last night my wife, who is also an agent, and is also my boss, we delivered food to our office for those in need. the fbi family come together in times of crisis. it is truly sad that we must resort to this because we are being let down by our elected officials. this story very much focuses on the
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border in washington but it affects people all over the usa. aleem maqbool has been to boston in massachusetts to speak to others who are affected by the shutdown. from an airport in boston, they're trying to tell washington they're suffering. right now, our nation is being held hostage by our president. air—traffic controllers and airport security officers are among hundreds of thousands who've gone unpaid. it started when donald trump demanded approval for billions of dollars for his border wall, and the democrats refused. no one is budging. today we are here to send a very simple message to washington. open our government and pay our people for the work they do. not far to the west is one of the many federal prisons, where officers are working without pay. some of them voted for donald trump, but the shutdown doesn't discriminate.
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we might have some folks that see the border security issue exactly like the president — we'll have folks that don't. but what we all see together is we are pawns in this game, that our livelihood is being used in a political, you know, game of chicken. who's going to pay it first? we all feel like that. and the effects are being felt far beyond just workers not getting their salaries. other business has come to a halt because of the shutdown too. it's kind of scary. molly's worried her government—assisted rent won't be paid, and that she could soon be evicted because of the political deadlock. i'm very, very upset with all of them, on all political spectrums of it. it isjust tit—for—tat, and, you know, enough is enough. you guys have a home, you have security, you know, worth millions of dollars. we have hard—working americans here that, you know,
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are doing the right thing, and you guys are doing tit—for—tat. it's like, you know, people's lives are in jeopardy. and molly's worried it all means for 86—year—old father who lives here will also become a victim of an increasingly far—reaching crisis. aleem maqbool, bbc news, in boston. let's bring in anthony zurcher, live from washington. dimension mitch mcconnell was keen to bring in a vote next week, but don't they know the democrats will not vote for this? the democrats are not vote for this? the democrats are not keen to vote for this legislation donald trump brought in on saturday, mostly because there are poison pills in that, not protecting undocumented child migrants as much as they would like, and changing amnesty provisions. so essential it is dead in the water. evenif essential it is dead in the water. even if it passed it would not pass the house of representatives, but we're getting reports there might be second vote this week on a limited
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bill in the senate that would reopen the government, but only until the 8th of february, which at least would be for a while and people would be for a while and people would get paid. if that passes the senate, and there is a chance maybe it would, it might pass the house. we arejust it would, it might pass the house. we are just getting inklings of this now, no details, but it sounds this could at least be a temporary breakthrough. there might be some people watching thinking, "are there not some facilities to pay federal workers well not resolving other differences such as border security?" every federal agency has different budget provisions, different budget provisions, different accounts, and all of them have been scraping through whatever they can find to try to find additionalfunding to they can find to try to find additional funding to pay their individuals. the state department recently released an order returning eve ryo ne recently released an order returning everyone to work because they had found some temporary funding, but the reality is the exhausted most of their options very early on in the shutdown. the government can operate for a few days, maybe a week,
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without this funding appropriation coming in, but the idea it could go foran coming in, but the idea it could go for an entire month, that isjust not a reality and not something anyone in the government can adequately plan for. another thing to ask you, anthony, this is, in the new yorker. that's not the new yorker! that's the wall donald trump wa nts to yorker! that's the wall donald trump wants to build. that is the new yorker. and there is donald trump's personal attorney, rudy giuliani. one line is being widely shared. "i am afraid it will be on my gravestone. ‘rudy giuliani: he lied for trump.‘ it goes on to say, "but, if it is, so what do i care? i'll be dead." andone, i have to ask you, is this normalfor andone, i have to ask you, is this normal for every personal attorney ofa normal for every personal attorney of a president to be constantly in the media, constantly generating interest saying one thing then another? —— anthony, i have to ask you. no, not normal at all. if you look at past presidencies they have had their own personal lawyers at times when confronted with possible
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criminal scandals. usually lawyers are very careful about what they say in public and are very ridiculous. that is not the way this lawyer, rudy giuliani, has operated, but it is not the way the trump white house has operated. it has always been unconventional. rudy giuliani, if there is a strategy here, and there may well be, it will be to clothe the situation as much as possible, and leave everyone not so clear on where things stand. if that is the strategy, he is doing a very good job of it so far —— it will be to cloud the situation. anthony, thank you very much indeed. while we count up the days of the us shutdown, we are counting down until brexit... it's just over two months until brexit. this is where we've got to. yesterday, theresa may returned to parliament with her withdrawal deal. despite some tweaks and some assurances, it looks remarkably like the same deal that was heavily rejected last week. nonetheless, the house of commons will again vote next week. what's different this time
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is that mps can table amendments to the bill, and this gives mps a new level of influence over the whole process. already we have eight amendments, and no—deal brexit is one of their targets. that is just one of the many bits of jargon we use on brexit. if you've not used the bbc‘s brexit jargon buster on our website, it's really useful. it describes "a no—deal brexit as meaning the uk cutting ties with the european union overnight, without a transition period. ? it would mean the uk would follow world trade organization terms on trade." now, according to this article in the times newspaper, a number of theresa may's ministers are likely to walk out of the government if that happens. yvette cooper, an opposition labour backbencher, also wants to stop it. she's put down an amendment on this issue, and some other parties support it.
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well, i'm working on a cross—party basis with colleagues to put in place legislation which we've said "if the government can't get an agreement through the house of commons by the end of february then they must ask the eu for an extension of our departure from the eu." we're suggesting that until the end of 2019, and that really is to give the government time — obviously either to get an agreement, which i think most of us would like to see, or at least to put in place proper arrangements to deal with a no deal situation. the labour party itself has made its own amendment — labour wants mps to vote on all options that would avoid no deal, but it's clear its preferred option which is a permanent customs union with the eu. after brexit. labour also also wants mps to consider a new referendum on any brexit deal that's agreed. but let's be clear — that's not the same as labour calling for one. on this, the guardian's @dansabbagh tweets "labour's latest brexit amendment. "mentions second ref for first time.
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"but only if there is a deal to vote on. "and doesn't commit party to voting for it". here is one labourfigure admitting they are being cautious. this is a divisive issue for all parties, particularly the conservatives and the labour party, where we've got mps who are very much against a people's vote, for various reasons, and we've got mps who are very much in favour of a people's vote. so we would very carefully determine our position at the time, but indeed, you know, ourjob is to bring as many people together as we possibly can. and that really, you know, is one option of many, and our priority always has been to secure a deal. let's bring injonathan blake. live from westminster. help us out with the amendments. is this a way of exalting influence or can they lock in theresa may to doing something? they can't quite lock her in. the amendments put forward by various mds, and we ran through some of them there, they are really there to test the opinion of parliament
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and try to force theresa may's hand. in this particular parliamentary procedure, the results will not be legally binding on the government, but it would be very controversial and difficult, frankly, for theresa may and for governments to ignore the will of parliament if it emerged there was a consensus around one particular outcome for brexit. that is why you are seeing a week out from that vote next tuesday in parliament on theresa may's revised deal, which is very similar to her original deal, albeit with a commitment to try to find a solution on that controversial northern ireland backstop, you are seeing mps from all sides trying to influence the process, trying to nudge her in one direction or another, in the hope that the outcome of brexit can bea hope that the outcome of brexit can be a different one to theresa may's deal, which was so roundly rejected by mps, ora no—deal deal, which was so roundly rejected by mps, or a no—deal brexit scenario. stay there, jonathan. as we mentioned, most
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of the amendments are all from mps who backed remain in the referendum. there's one exception. the conservative mp andrew murrison put one forward he says is aimed at "moderate mps who just want brexit sorted." this amendment would put a time limit on the irish border backstop. as the bbc‘s jargon buster will tell you, "the backstop is a kind of safety net — a way of avoiding a hard border between the republic and northern ireland — if a future trade deal has not been agreed before the end of the transition period." northern ireland, in the uk, and the republic. ireland, as i'm sure you know, used to have a very hard border years ago, guarded by soldiers, during a violent period called the troubles, but it was got rid of as part of the peace process. the irish prime minister made this point about what would happen in the event of a no—deal brexit. both the uk and ireland will have an obligation to honour
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the good friday agreement, protect the peace process and honour our commitment to the people of ireland and northern ireland that there won't be a hard border. so what would we have to do in that scenario? we'd have to negotiate an agreement on customs and regulations that meant full alignment so there would be no hard border. we already have that agreement, and that is the backstop. let's bring injonathan again. whenever i come back to this aspect of the story, i think of european union summits gone i have covered where we were in exactly the same position on this issue. it doesn't feel like the fundamentals have shifted? they haven't, and in a lot of ways not much has changed, and that backstop issue keeps coming back because the issue of the hard border or lack of a hard border between northern ireland and the republic of ireland is so crucial. it is interesting, picking up on what leo varadkar said today, it is
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providing some people, who believe the backstop is so toxic the only way to avoid it being a problem is to get rid of it entirely, people are seizing on that and perhaps seeing it as a chink of light, as a way forward. because if you removed the backstop in the border problem, if you like, from the brexit deal and allowed the uk and republic of ireland to sort that out between bilaterally, then, hey, presto, we can carry on with the rest of the deal as it is, not that other mps are not unhappy with other elements, but just because are not unhappy with other elements, butjust because the backstop is so toxic. that is not what leo varadkar was advocating or seeing should happen, but he was merely making the point that if we leave with no deal we need to sort something out to avoid a hard border because that would be the default option. it is a sign of perhaps maybe how desperate people are to find a way forward here that that is being considered asa here that that is being considered as a potential way forward, to remove the backstop and desensitise
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it from the brexit process. we a lwa ys it from the brexit process. we always appreciate your help. thank you, jonathan, from westminster. if you want more help with brexit, the jargon, the details of the story, remember you can get whatever you want at the bbc website, stay with us on outside source — still to come... moron this terrible story. —— more on this terrible story. hope is fading for premier league striker emiliano sala, as the search for his light aircraft that disappeared over the english channel has been suspended. we have the latest. we will update you on the story. the bakery and cafe chain patisserie valerie has collapsed into administration, putting more than 3,000 jobs at risk. the company said attempted rescue talks with banks had failed. our business correspondent emma simpson says this isn't a typical high street company collapse. she has more. this was a company valued at nearly
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half £1 billion last year, generating lots of profits, cafes and kicks, but it was plunged into crisis in october when a big black hole in its finances was discovered, a case of potential fraud, and the company said that the situation was worse than it thought. it is now in administration after failed talks with the lenders. and administrators are seeing 70 outlets will close straightaway and the remaining 121 will continue to trade or search for a buyer. they are hopeful there will be interest but the job losses will be interest but the job losses will be significant. hello, iam ros hello, i am ros atkins. this is outside source, live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story... political deadlock continues in washington, as the us government shutdown hits the one—month mark.
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we will bring you some of the main stories from bbc world service. hundreds of protesters blocked a main road in one of khartoum's most populous neighbourhoods today. sudanese police fired tear gas to try to disperse the crowd. protests began in sudan last month over the economy situation that's from bbc arabic. a memorial service has been held in nairobi for the 21 people killed in last week's al—shabab attack on a hotel and office complex. separately, hundreds of people paid tribute to six men from the same company, who are credited with helping over 80 of their colleagues escape. that's from bbc swahili. well, zimbabwe's president has cut short a trip to europe and is heading home. this is the reason why. protests in harare have again been turning violent.
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crackdown on oppositionmes and their supporters. one ngo estimates that at least 12 people have been killed and 78 have been treated for gunshot injuries. one of the primary reasons for the protests is rising fuel prices. the price hikes were designed to address a lack of supply. but according to, they've given zimbabwe the most expensive fuel in the world. but the country's finance minister doesn't think it's the fuel hike that's causing protests. he's been speaking from the world economic forum at davos. the reaction of any government is to make sure there is law and order, and the president has said, "look, if there is actual violence on both sides, that is not welcome," in the way that he sees a vision for zimbabwe.
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if you look at the protests, the threat to get into protest—mode started well before the fuel increases were announced. absolutely, these were planned well before, clearly. something was afoot, and i admit it was purely out of character to see zimbabweans behave in this way. another important character in this story, the leader of the main opposition party. nelson chamisa has condemned zimba bwe's security forces. he said @nelsonchamisa: "we call for an immediate end to the crackdown & terror that has induced insecurity across the country." that is what the opposition leader is saying. the bbc‘s andrew harding reports. it feels a bit like things are
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getting back to normal in harare. buses operating, shops opening, and by and large the police here in large numbers, security around the city tight, but not as visible of course as last week. the message we are getting from the government, from president emmerson mnangagwa who came back last night from his foreign trip, this is a country trying to put the last ten days of violence behind it. he said, the president, we have to reach out to the opposition for and national dialogue. he was very critical of violent protesters who were blamed for the trouble last week, but he was also critical of his own security forces, saying that if it was proved they had exceeded their mandate, if you like, their heads would roll. i have been talking about this to the permanent secretary in the information ministry here, and he had this to say... hard decisions made by a
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government committed by the future. they focus on being popular today, but it doesn't focus on the next generation. this government is focused on the next generation and is prepared to make hard decisions, ha rd is prepared to make hard decisions, hard decisions for your children may have a good future. zimbabwe's government insists it is on the right track and has nothing to apologise for, but for many ordinary zimbabweans here in harare it doesn't feel like that. the short while ago we had the extraordinary experience where we were presented with a young man who had been badly beaten by soldiers. he worked in one of these minibus taxi parks, and he said he and 30 other young men had been taken by soldiers out to the edge of town. they had been rounded up, forced to lie on the ground, then savagely beaten for about two hours. when we stumbled on him, he was in enormous pain. his legs were
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badly beaten and scarred. we took him toa badly beaten and scarred. we took him to a clinic on the other side of town and they are looking after him now but as we were talking to him in the car he kept saying, over and over again, this is our government, it's supposed to be our government. why are they terrorising us? studio: we will stay with that story through the week, i'm sure. time for outside source business. the chairman of chinese tech giant huawei has warned that the company could shift away from western countries if it continues to face restrictions. for some time now it's been under heavy scrutiny over alleged links to the chinese government. this was the story getting the most attention at the end of last year. this is meng wanzhou,
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the daughter of huawei's founder. she was arrested in canada last year on charges the company violated sanctions law by trading with iran — this is a court drawing. this is where she currently is — under house arrest in canada — but she's facing extradition to the united states. michelle struijk is a new york. yes, you have the us lobbying other countries, its allies, basically trying to point out the founder of the company and ceo has connections to the leadership in china —— michelle fleury is a new york. that is why they argued there is this risk that potentially the company could end up spying on other governments on the half of the chinese authorities. the firm, as i say, has consistently denied this, beyond this link that the founder has two the chinese leadership there is little for evidence out there but
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of course national security concerns seem of course national security concerns seem to be gaining ground, because if you look at what germany has said the last they don't want to buy... don't want their companies to use huawei equipment in the roll—out of sg, huawei equipment in the roll—out of 5g, and in the uk you had an ep last month saying they would not be buying technology from huawei to be used in uk emergency services. so it is starting to take a toll on this firm. doesn't huawei called a little bit of leveraged because it has 5g know—how that very few companies in the world have? you know, those companies, that department is meant to be huge. they spent a fortune developing technology, so to try to buy it from other firms would be increasingly costly. interestingly there was a report in the financial times recently, they sent an e—mail to staff, suggesting that the company is backing down, preparing for tougher times ahead, saying the company must prepare for times of
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hardship and there will be job losses. what is not clear, how they are trying to address this. you're getting a taste of that in davos. they seem to be coming out fighting, not only threatening, saying they could pull out of partnerships and ta ke could pull out of partnerships and take their business elsewhere. you have other executives at davos in switzerland saying that actually 5g is going to be the next big technological change, and they are going to be deployed in 5g technology in 20 more countries over the next 12 months. very interesting. thanks, michelle. we will talk through the week, i'm sure. michelle, live from new york, thanks very much indeed to her. a bit later in the programme we will be bringing you more of the biggest stories from around the world. good evening. what do you prefer? cold or hot weather? walls are covered in this evening's forecast,
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but let me take you firstly to north america —— both are covered. if you thought it was cold waking up here, think of canada in the north—eastern united states. some of the coldest conditions for a round three years, quebec, —22. that felt more like —31 with the wind. some of the coldest conditions in north america ever felt. we have one building from the deep south, but as that clashes with cold airfrom deep south, but as that clashes with cold air from the rockies prepare for a big winter storm. snowfall through the central plains, the midwest, the great lakes, through the night, and there could be some travel problems at the airports, toronto, quebec, and also montreal. but rainstorms will be heading their way across central, southern parts of the usa. the mississippi valley, eventually towards atalanta later in the day, new orleans, louisiana, alabama, some flash flooding and damaging winds could be seen. new york, zero, montreal, —14. look at
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these big differences. boston, 12 degrees, but that this does slightly milder weather does not last long, temperatures dropping away again at the end of this week. now i will ta ke the end of this week. now i will take you to australia. before talking about heat, let me show you that little feature. unusual, an area of low pressure, quite stormy for this time of year, and it is set to affect purfleet on wednesday, eventually bringing a drop in temperature and some rain as well. what they will do —— set to affect us on what they will do —— set to affect us on wednesday. into thursday, that will start to dragon wings from the north, very warm winds off the interior, which after —— start to drag in winds from the north. we could get close to 46 degrees, potentially breaking their all—time temperature record. not that far behind, melbourne, a0 degrees on thursday, and close on friday in canberra but these cool down through the rest of the week, back into the
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20s, and perth warm up. let's go to europe. both types of air mass fighting it out, warmer air in the south and colder air in the west. that is helping to bring huge amount of rainfall, and snowfall, across parts of northern spain and the pyrenees. we have not seen that much snowfall so far this season. strong winds whipping up blizzards and as that cold air pushes into the western made, some intense thunderstorms. stormy conditions developing into the middle part of the week —— the western med. the warm air into greece brings thunderstorms and increased risk of flooding, especially factoring in the high temperatures. all that normal mail as well. then back to frost tonight and tomorrow for us. more sunshine, fewer showers. all the details coming up in an hour's time. hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. first to washington. and a month on, there is still no deal to end the us
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government shutdown. the clock‘s ticking on brexit — and now parliament is stepping up its efforts to shape how and if it happens. we'll have the latest. number of amendments from different parties. zimba bwe's president's ended a trip to europe — as condemnation grows over a clampdown on the opposition. and hope is fading for the premier league striker emiliano sala. he was aboard a light aircraft that lost contact over the english channel. the search for a plane carrying premier league footballer emiliano sala and his pilot has been suspended for the night. he'd been travelling in a light aircraft which took off in nantes in france.
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but contact was lost with the plane close to the channel islands just off the french coast. he's a 28—year—old argentine striker who'd just signed for cardiff — which is where he was heading — along with the pilot. they were the only two onboard. this is what we've been told by guernsey officials. at 20 past eight last night, we had a message from jersey air traffic control saying that a light aircraft was missing up to the northwest, we commenced research involving two coast guard helicopters from the uk, the channel islands air search, and the lifeboats from other areas. and in the past few hours guernsey police tweeted tweet @guernseypolice "search and rescue operations have been suspended as the sun has now set. the current plan is for it to resume at sunrise tomorrow. there will be no further updates tonight". these picutres are from saturday when cardiff city signed sala from nantes for a club record £15million fee — that's
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almost $20 million. he'd then travelled back to nantes to say goodbye to his team mates. here he is on signing with cardiff city. then yesterday afternoon just before boading the flight back to cardiff. he posted this photo on his twitter account — it's captioned "the last goodbye". here is the reaction from the chief executive. we walked him and around the grounds and he was absolutely ready to give it a go, and we knew him then and we really feel sad to hear of this news, because we met such a great person.
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and these are pictures from nantes tonight... fans have been gathering at the place royale to pay tribute to emiliano sala. doing nothing to affect his affection, had a strong bond with both fans and players. we'll be keeping you updated on this story and there are also live updates on our website. authorities are saying they are not anticipating an update into the sun comes up on anticipating an update into the sun comes up on wednesday morning. germany and france have signed a new treaty — and pledged closer cooperation. here are angela merkel and emmanuel macron putting their names to what is in effect a pledge of friendship. that was inside the summit hall in germany.
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outside this was happening. there were anti—eu protestors and — some of the yellow vests who'd come from france to call for macron to resign. but the message from the from the leaders was that greater european unity is needed — and they argued that the current political climate demands it. here's angela merkel. translation: in all of our countries, populism and nationalism are rising and getting stronger for the first time countries are actually leaving the eu. the united kingdom, multilateralism is under pressure, climate issued, trade or acceptance of international institutions, all the way to acceptance of the united nations. the signing ceremony took place in the city of aachen —
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it's in germany now, it's been french in the past. here's today's treaty on the french government's website. it commits france and germany to establishing common positions on foreign policy and security — and, in a nod to a possible european army, they also commit to, "fill gaps in capacity" of current eu and nato forces. some eu states are not overly impressed by this drive for further integration, remember there are divisions in the eu, if not on brexit, then certainly on immigration. italy‘ deputy prime minister matteo salvini says, "it is time to oppose the franco—german axis with an italian—polish axis", probably worth noting, he was visiting poland at the time. here's the bbc‘s berlin correspondentjenny hill with her analysis of this treaty. the treaty will encourage
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cooperation and all sorts of areas, security, defence, cultural, social. but critics say, and to a degree they are right, it is rather broad, and it is rather aspirational. it is no accident that they are signing the treaty today, and here. first of all of course, it's 56 years since the predecessor sat down and signed a treaty which in effect and its entries secondly, they are here in the capital of what was once a vast european empire back in the middle ages, rolled over by the legendary figure of charlemagne, he is buried not far from where the leaders are signing an ash treaty. they need the weight of history behind them, because mrs merkel and mr macron are under pressure themselves, first about domestically we know that her power is we know that he's having domestic troubles of his own, and they are trying to shore up and eu at a time of great challenge,
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not only is it about lose britain, it also faces internal issues like differences over immigration policy, the talent from your a sceptic populist parties i had at the european elections, and the challenge of crisper then is how to get that franco german engine which so many people often say has really been behind the success of the eu, how to get the engine really working well, while at the same time not alienating other member states, perhaps just of member states to fear that this could be the introduction by the back door of the two speed europe. we mentioned davos earlier in the programme — that's where the world economic forum is taking place. and today climate change has been very much on the agenda. here's sir david attenborough earlier. it's difficult to overstate it. we are now so numerous, so powerful, so all pervasive, the mechanisms that we have for destruction are so wholesale
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and so frightening, that we can actually exterminate whole ecosystems without even noticing it. we have now to be really aware of the dangers of what we're doing, and we already know that, of course, the plastic problem in the seas is wreaking appalling damage on marine life, the extent of which we don't yet fully know. whilst sir david was talking in davos we learnt today that greenland has gone through an "unprecedented" period of ice loss within the last two decades. this is the study, published in one of the world's most cited journals, proceedings of the national academy of sciences — the researchers believe one of the key factors behind the ice melt is climate change. and just to emphasise that it really is a global problem — one of the worst affected regions is the sahel, this darker area that borders the sahara desert.
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the ca nada—based international institute for sustainable development says temperatures there have risen nearly twice the rate of the global average. our chief international correspondent, lyse doucet, reports from the town of menaka in mali, rarely visited byjournalists, to see how climate change is impacting on daily life. the sahel, locked in a long war to hold back the desert. it's losing. and now a new enemy — climate change threatens the world's most vulnerable lands. mali fights on many fronts. un forces are on the ground here — the world's most dangerous peace—keeping mission, often under attack from extremist groups, including al-qaeda and islamic
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state. this 63—year—old farmer has seen it all. a country of extremes, now lurches from drought to floods. last summer there was more rain than anyone can remember. all his crops were washed away. his home flooded with water. a mud home full of cracks, after an explosion nearby. so what is the biggest enemy now? is it the conflict or the climate? translation: the conflict and the climate, everything is a problem here. mali has all the problems. and some families don't even have anything to eat. and for him, ten children to feed. life lived on the very edge. every generation more
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fragile than the last. the desert has always dominated life here, people have learned to live with that. but the power of climate change is changing everything and making it much worse. poverty, extremism and the conflicts over land and water people need just to survive. today a call for help, the president of the icrc here to focus on the fight. it has not been on our radar skeet —— screen, access to look at arms, a conflict, may be under but
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he did not look at too much of the natural environment, now we see changing rain patterns, and climate change, it is leading to conflict amongst communities. almost all people live off the land, their livestock as well, at the temperatures rise, resources shrink and conflict is growing. as time ru ns and conflict is growing. as time runs out, and is largely forgotten korten —— corner of our world. inafew in a few minutes we will turn to south korea. a sex abuse scandal hits south korea's elite skating scene as the #metoo movement takes hold of the country. the family of a young woman — who died in a speedboat crash on the river thames — has urged the home secretary, sajid javid, to step up efforts to bring her killer tojustice.
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jack shepherd went on the run before he was convicted lastjuly — in his absence — of the manslaughter of charlotte brown. shepherd has reportedly been in the georgian capital tbilisi. the bbc‘s helena lee has this report. this is the last picture of charlotte brown, on the left, with her sister. three days later, she was killed by her date in a speedboat crash. this footage recovered from charlotte's phone shows jack shepherd speeding along the thames. oh my god, you're going so fast. "you're going so fast", charlotte says. soon after, they crashed and the boat capsized. he survived, but charlotte died in hospital. jack shepherd had been speeding and drinking. his boat was also defective. he went on trial for charlotte's manslaughter last summer but didn't attend, and went on the run before his conviction. despite being in hiding, shepherd has won the right to appeal
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against his conviction. today charlotte's family met with the home secretary sajid javid. they demanded to know from him what was being done to find her killer. the home secretary has underlined his personal commitment to see that shepherd is arrested and that the current manhunt is given the necessary resources and priority it requires. our message is clear. there can be no hiding place forjack shepherd. the bbc has been told there are records of jack shepherd entering the former soviet state of georgia, with no sign of him having left. charlotte's family say theyjust want him caught so he can face justice. helena lee, bbc news, westminster. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom.
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political deadlock continues in washington, as the us government shutdown hits the one month mark. under the main stories. the mutilated bodies of two men found last month along the mekong river have been identified as aides of surachai sae—dan. he's a prominent opponent of the monarchy in thailand, who fled with his aides four years ago into exile in neighbouring laos. the three men went missing last month. it's not known what has happened to mr surachai. bbc world service. two five—year—old girls who left their nursery in siberia unnoticed by their teachers have been found, they were suffering from frostbite and hypothermia. video footage showed them as they slipped out; one clutching a cuddly toy and wearing no mittens in temperatures of minus a5 celsius. an investigation has been opened into the incident. bbc russian.
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these pictures are from liverpool, in the uk, where a builder drove this bulldozer through the doors of a new travelodge hotel. the hotel is under construction. the man who took the video, a tradesman also working on the hotel, said the driver was involved in a pay dispute over £600 with contractors. that's one of the most watched videos on the website. a sex abuse scandal in south korean speed skaing continues to escalate. more women have come forward with sexual allegations against a coach called cho jae—beom. last month speed skating star shim suk—hee accused him of repeatedly sexually assaulting her since her teenage years. and it's hard to overstate the attention this is getting. south korea is one of the world's leading speed skating nations — it took 6 skating medals at the games pyeongchang last year. nemo kim's a freelance journalist in seoul.
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five more allegations came yesterday, that follows allegations by one at the top skating star is here in korea, so that is six in total now, and the allegations were announced at the national assembly here in the political houses south korea, and the announcement was not made by the athletes themselves, the five additional athletes, they chose to remain anonymous, it was made by a group supporting them along with lawmakers, said that shows how serious politicians are taking this issue, south koreans tend to associate national pride with number of metals that we win at the international sporting events, but
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that goes to the mental level of pride that they have, many of them stopped going to school they are registered at schools
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