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this is bbc news. the headlines at two. the headlines at two. the moment us senators voted to shut down the american national government, afterfailing to down the american national government, after failing to agree on spending. a year to the day after president trump's inauguration. what we have just witnessed on the floor, was a cynical decision, by senate democrats. the blame should crash entirely on president trump's shoulders. two children are missing in sheffield, police appeal for information to help find them. britain could get a bespoke trade deal with the eu. in return the uk would have to abide by single market rules. violence in jamaica's would have to abide by single market rules. violence injamaica's montego bay prompts the foreign office to warn british tourists to stay in resorts as a state of emergency is declared. also auditors come under fire for not raising concerns about carillion before it collapsed.
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mps have also begun an entirely into the way carillion‘s pension deficit has been handled. and steven sack cui’ has been handled. and steven sack cur speaks to the actor and activist ashleyjudd, that is in half an hour here on bbc news. good afternoon. welcome to bbc news. welcome to bbc news. the us national government has officially shut down, a year to the day after donald trump took office as president. senators had failed to agree a stop—gap budget — amid a bitter dispute president trump's republicans and the opposition democrats over immigration and border security. the impasse will affect hundreds of thousands of federal workers, but essential government services will carry on. the recriminations have already begun.
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david willis reports from washington. 50 and the naysli49. 50 and the naysmb. vote was well short of the majority needed, the last hope of avoiding an embarrassing government shut down, had failed. three fifths of the senator not having voted in the affirm tiff the motion is not agreed. the bill passed in the house of representatives 2a hours earlier but at issue was how that money was spent. democrats sought a provision in the bill, protecting the so—called dreamer, 800,000 young people brought into this country, illegally, whose right to remain is due to be revoked in a few weeks' time. the democratic leader in the senate met with president trump for more than an hour, after the white house, but the two men failed to reach a deal. . the way things went
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today, the way you turned from a by partisan deal, it's almost as if you we re partisan deal, it's almost as if you were rooting for a shut down. and now we will have one. and the blame should crash entirely on president trump's shoulders. many republicans support efforts to legitimise the status of the dreamers but they wanted tied to other provisions such as president trump's border wall, and not made pa rt trump's border wall, and not made part of a government funding bill. what we have just witnessed on the floor, was a cynical decision by senate democrats to shove aside millions of americans for the sake of irresponsible political games. the government shut down was 100% avoidable. the last government shut down here in 2013 lasted 16 days, and led to round 800,000 government workers being placed on temporary leave.
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for president trump, the man who brands himself the deal maker in chief, this is a political embarrassment. the first day of the government shut down coincides with the first anniversary of his inauguration. police in sheffield are appealing for information to help find two children who have been missing since last night. marcel menyhart, who's 12, and 13—year—old marcela menyhartova were last seen at the city's ice rink near the suburb of attercliffe, at around eight o'clock yesterday evening. this is the sheffield ice arena, it is popular in this part of the world, there are hundreds of young people on the ice skating today. now, marcela and marcel are 13 and
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12 years of age, they haven't been seen since around 8.00 last night. we know that the ice arena here is open till about 1.00 in the morning, there is no suggestion they were here until that time. at the moment we don't know what happened to them after they were last seen at 8.00. marcela is described as being white, 5,3", marcela is described as being white, 5'3", thin build with long brown hair which she wears in a bun. now she was seen wearing black trousers and a black jacket, she was seen wearing black trousers and a blackjacket, with around the furry hood on the jacket, her brother, we think it is her brother, we don't have any definitive on that, that is the suggestion on social media, marcel is described as being white with short dark blonde hair, wearing a red hooded jumper and adidas tracksuit bottom, there have been appeals by family members on social media, for people with information to come forward and try and establish where these young children are. the police are not
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saying too much about the moment, they have, however, issued an appeal for anybody who may know where the children are to come forward and advice them at the earliest opportunity. there the trail goes cold. the longer this goes on, given the weather conditions here in south yorkshire, the temperatures are cold and snow is forecast, obviously the concern about the welfare of the two children increases. the french president has suggested the uk could get a bespoke trade deal with the european union after brexit, but again warned it could not expect full access to the single market unless it accepted its rules. in an interview to be broadcast in full on the andrew marr show tomorrow, emmanuel macron said he respected, but regretted, the brexit vote. he added that the eu would love to welcome the uk back. you this special way, should
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consistent with the preservation investigation of the single market and our collective interest, you should understand that you cannot by definition have the full access the single market if you don't tick the box, and to get full access to the single market, you need contribution the budget, and you have to accept... the freedoms. the freedoms and you have to accept the jurisdiction. as soon as you decide not tojoin this jurisdiction. as soon as you decide not to join this precondition, it is not to join this precondition, it is not a full access, so it is something perhaps between the full access and a trade agreement. you can see that in full tomorrow on the andrew marr show. you can see that in full tomorrow on the andrew marr show. mary lou mcdonald, a member of the irish parliament, is to succeed gerry adams as president of sinn fein. mary loud macdonald will formally be elected at a special conference next month. mr adams is retiring after leading the republican party for more than 30 years. the chair of the work
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and pensions select committee, frank field, has criticised auditors for not raising concerns about carillion before the construction giant collapsed, with debts of around £1.5 billion. mps on the committee have begun an inquiry into the way carillion‘s pension deficit was handled. their labour chairman says regulators should have stepped in much earlier. our political correspondent, emma vardy is here with me in the studio. take us through these points yes, so questions are being raised over why alarm bells weren't ringing much sooner, because carillion‘s accounts we re sooner, because carillion‘s accounts were audited, signed off by the regulator kpmg, as a going concern, saying this company has the cash flow to keep going for the foreseeable future, that turned out to be in hindsight a very poor judgment, because months later
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carillion was shown to be 234 serious trouble. frank field, the chair of the work and pensions select committee is saying it is no just the big bosses who need to be under scrutiny, we need to ask tough questions of the the auditors too, it was because of to that sign off partly from the auditors giving the company a clean bill of health that carillion bosses were paying big dividends to shareholders, the bosses on healthy salaries which in hindsight when there was a big black hole in the pensions fund looks like poorjudgment indeed, hole in the pensions fund looks like poor judgment indeed, and hole in the pensions fund looks like poorjudgment indeed, and we are seeing you know, day—by—day, week—by—week just how the seeing you know, day—by—day, week—by—weekjust how the kind of impact the ripple effect this is having on people with pension funds, and contractors and people with jobs. have we heard back from kpmg, have they reacted? they said to newspapers that the audits were done properly, they were done responsibly, but they will
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co—operate with any inquiries, so we can expect to see their decisions and thousand the audits were carried are out scoot nighed more carefully in future. are out scoot nighed more carefully infuture. —— are out scoot nighed more carefully in future. —— scrutinised. what frank field was raising, is he wants regulators to be proactive rather than reactive, to spot problems down the tracts rather than acting when things are starting to collapse very quickly. it carries on, doesn't it. more revelation i am sure. theresa may has done an interview where she says there won't be a second brexit referendum, she assures germans living in the uk and brits in germany their status is secure, and they can stay, earlier oui’ secure, and they can stay, earlier our berlin correspondent said mrs may was trying to provide confidence and stability to the germans. may was trying to provide confidence and stability to the germanslj think and stability to the germans.” think the primary message here is, one of attempted reassurance, mrs may knows of course that germans
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prize stability perhaps above all else, that is why we are hearing again that germans living in britain will be allowed to stay once brexit comes into force and there will be no second referendum. secondly and importantly, she is try to nudge that reminder, as if germany needs it, of the importance of the trading relationship between the two countries, mrs may will know that german business leaders are rattled. they are really concerned about what happens, particularly if britain leaves the eu without any kind of deal at all. the trading relationship is very important to germany. so there will be interest when she says she wants this free trade deal, a special deal that is unlike any other in existence, people here will want to know what she means by that, but it is is really worth bearing in mind that mrs may, i don't think is likely to shift the ultimate german position, the bottom line here hasn't changed, really, at all, and that is that if she wants britain to have access to
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the single market, they will have to accept freedom of movement too, that is germany's bottom line. germany ta kes a is germany's bottom line. germany takesa dim is germany's bottom line. germany takes a dim view of any attempt to divide the remaining 26 member states. and trying negotiation something in a bipart sap way, that is something that might cause concern, by and large this is a fairly neutral interview, in the bild tabloid newspaper. that is an interesting choice. it is a popular newspaper, it is not the choice of top politicians, or the business world, you mentioned mrs may's timing, thati world, you mentioned mrs may's timing, that i think will also raise jibe brow, the germany is very much focussed on a key vote, set to take place tomorrow, which could see angela merkel‘s attempts at forming a stable government fall apart. that is what everyone is focussed on right now, i doubt very much whether angela merkel or her ministers will have either the time or inclination
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to dwell on brexit. we are going to take you live to peru now, where the pope has arrived ina peru now, where the pope has arrived in a town north—west of lima. this is part of his tour. he is set to hold a huge outdoor mass in this coastal region, and here it has been struggling to rebuild, remember the devastating floods that affected them last year. the area itself, he is likely to be preaching to some 500,000 people, that is what they have allowed for, many have been gathering since last night in anticipation of the pontiff‘s arrival. from here, he is then set to go to buenos aires and an area where people were killed in the heavy rain, the floods and the landslides as well, and later he will be presiding over a ceremony in
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the town square, with round 35,000 followers, meeting with members of the clergy, and locals have been saying we are waiting to see if the pope brings blessings and can fix everything we have lost. have lost faith there in the pontiff. and as he has been travelling, he, i beg your pardon, he has been talking about great business interest, rallying against great business interests in peru itself, endangering the amazon and its tribes. on friday, a stark warning about the future of the rainforest, the tribe member, saying they had never been so threatened, so look at those crowds there, lining the streets, taking the pontiff, waving, taking the pontiff to this massive outdoor mass that he will be holding in this coastal region of peru, he
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is in in this coastal region of peru, he isina in this coastal region of peru, he is in a province north of lima. you are watching bbc news, more as get it. the headlines. many government services in america have been shut down after politicians failed to pass a spending bill, essential services, including national security and air traffic control will continue. two children are missing in sheffield. police want help finding marcel men heart who is 12 and 13—year—old marcela menyhartova. they were last seen yesterday evening. president macconsays britain could get a bespoke trade deal with the eu but in return the french leader told the bbc that the uk cup would have to abide by single market rules. more on the one year anniversary of
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donald trump's presidency. any celebrations he may have had planned have been somewhat marred by the government shut down of services announced in congress last night. how has he performed on some of his key election pledges? christian frazer takes a first look at the —— a look at first year. 12 months in the white house. his first year as a politician, so what does the report ca rd of politician, so what does the report card of the 45th president look like? let us remind ourself what is candidate trump had prompt itsed. the mantra was of course make america great again, and here, is how he proposed to do it. isis will be gone. obamacare has to be replaced. i am going to build a wall and mexico is going to pay for it, right? complete shut down of muslims entering the united states. ourjobs are being stolen like candy
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from a baby. not going to happen any more folks. let us start with the economy, there is a curious disconnect. the president has record low approval railway stationings but the stock market is hitting record highs, this week the dowjones smashed through the 26,000 mark, for the first time ever. and the economy say it is mr trump that should take the credit. he has delivered on the tax cuts. but will the boom on the markets eventually translate into wage growth? on trade there is more to do. the first thing he did in office was to withdraw from the trans—pacific partnership. office was to withdraw from the tra ns—pacific partnership. the office was to withdraw from the trans—pacific partnership. the nat a negotiation, that is ongoing, mr trump's warning to canada and mexico is he wants better terms or he will pull out. it looks like he is serious. what about repealing and replacing obamacare? serious. what about repealing and replacing obamaca re? that serious. what about repealing and replacing obamacare? that turned into a congressional nightmare for the republicans, the tax reform bill does chip away at one of the affordable act's foundation but the president's comments in december
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that the job was done, well, that is fa ke that the job was done, well, that is fake new, it isn't. where the president will think he does score highly is on foreign policy. having vowed to destroy isis the caliphate is on the run in iraq and syria. despite the public fuel with the rocket man kim jong despite the public fuel with the rocket man kimjong un north and south korea are talking which the president has claimed credit for. what about the wall? the campaign promise that resonated most with the base. right now, the president is demanding congressional funding as pa rt demanding congressional funding as part of immigration reform and there is still present plenty of resistance, the one thing we can say is that mexico isn't going to pay for it. at least not directly. the promised ban on muslim, that became a travel ban on countries that were predominantly muslim. the legal challenge to that is ongoing. the courts, much like the media, have incurred the president's wrath. on
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policy it's a mixed report with some success , policy it's a mixed report with some success, the with one thing that has changed is the oval office staffing list. the national security adviser general mike flynn, he lasted 24 days, replaced by general mcmaster, flynn is now co—operating with special counsel robert muller. out too the chief of staff, having failed to stop leaks from the oval office, in came generaljohn kelly. fbi directorjames comey was fired for his role in the russia investigation, replaced by christopher wray, and sean spicer, the press secretary resigned the day after. the mooch lasted six day, spicer was replaced by sara huckerby sander, then there is steve bannon, the chief strategist, the self proclaimed architect of trump's
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election victory, buried like no other. this week he was subpoenaed by the special counsel following his explosive comments to michael wolf, author of fire and future. so quite author of fire and future. so quite a year. the president has persisted with the mandate but approval ratings remain low, he has lost special elections in virginia and alabama. perhaps the ultimate test will come later this year with the midterms. british tourists travelling to jamaica are being advised to stay in their resorts after a state of emergency was declared around montego bay. there's been a surge in gang—related violence in the area. every year, around 200 thousand britons visit. nick davis reports. for a country that depends on tourism pictures of troops on the street in montego bay isn't ideal, but the government says it is something that needs to be done. the
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security forces are expected and have been directed to treat citizens with respect, and protect the dignity and safety of all. most of the tourists who visit montego bay and much of the north coast stay in instigated and guarded all inclusive hotels, where security isn't an issue but the growing reality for people who live in the city is that crime has spiked. last year saw over 1600 people murdered injamaica. 335 of them in stjames, the area where montego bay is. most of the crime is gang related and focussed in a small number of communities. the foreign office has advised holiday—makers they should only travel to and from they should only travel to and from the airport to their hotels and when they takes excursions to make sure they takes excursions to make sure they are arranged by tour representatives. there will be more vehicle searches after they go after
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the gangs. a similar state of emergency in 2010 in kingston saw the murder rate drop to its lowest levels in yea rs, the murder rate drop to its lowest levels in years, as a statistic that meant lives saved. in montego bay it is hoped the same will happen again. joining me now is sean tipton from the association of british travel agents. seeing this new, how concerned are you? i think it is important that any destination takes safety and security very seriously and clearty the jamaicans do. there have been some pretty serious violent crimes in this area so it is important they take that seriously. in terms of holiday—makers, they are the main concern, if you look at the instance, they have been directed at local people. it is terrible for them. in terms of affected tourists, i haven't come across one injamaica for some time. that is partly
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because of the fact the hotels, the tour operators take the safety of holiday—makers very seriously, as they rightly do, when you go to the resorts and hotels they have strict security. the vast majority of people going on holiday will stay in the resort, they have their own beach, they are all inclusive. they pioneered them in jamaica beach, they are all inclusive. they pioneered them injamaica partly for security issue, if you are travelling out in the next few days, to montego bay, i must stress this is only one part of the island where the state of emergency is in place. follow the advice of your tour operator. they will say stay in the resorts, you tempted to go into the local town and meet some locals but thatis local town and meet some locals but that is not advisable, its is easy if you don't know an area well to stray into part of town that is quite dangerous. if you lived there you would know that but as a tourist you would know that but as a tourist you would know that but as a tourist you would not. what if you are not travelling with a group or tour operator, where do you get yore advice. if you are travelling
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independently, there is a big friends and family area, check the foreign office advice to the letter, it is, i would advice where ever you are going in the world but when something like this is occurring, the website is updated for any changes that might occur, do that before you go. keep updated with local advice when you are there. the jamaican authorities are being proactive, but the main thing is what they are doing is to increase security, because obviously they are not happy what is going on.“ security, because obviously they are not happy what is going on. if you are injamaica or about to travel out to the montego bay area and you change your mind, as a tourist, do you have any recourse? the issue if you have any recourse? the issue if you are on holiday with a tour operator, it is theirjob to reassure you and stress how important security is in the resorts you will be travelling to. i happily go there. what i wouldn't do, i wouldn't be heading down to the town of month go bay, that would be at
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any time, not necessarily because there is a state of emergency in place, if you choose knots the go, i think unfortunately you would be charged the cancellation fee. that is why it is the tour operator's job to reassure you. we understand there is an operation under way, and the prime minister has said there has been, planned for some time. how closely do organisations like yours work with the jamaican government? we have a very good relationship with destinations round the world and something like this, i am sure they would have been discussing it with the hotels, but it is the tra nsfers to with the hotels, but it is the transfers to the airport, there might be certain roads that would be shut, but that they would know that. so don't travel alone. thank you very much for that. manufacture the family of the american rock star, tom petty, has revealed that his death last october was caused by an accidental drug overdose. he was found unconscious at his home in malibu, days after completing an extensive tour to mark the 40th anniversary
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of his band, the heartbreakers. the 66—year—old was on medication for a range of issues — including emphysema and a fractured hip. the oscar winning actress dorothy malone has died at the age of 93. herfilm career began in 1943, and in her early years she played small roles, mainly in b—movies. after a decade in films she won an academy award for best supporting actress for the 1956 film "written on the wind". herfilm career reached its peak by the beginning of the 1960s, and she achieved later success with her television role as constance mackenzie on "peyton place from 1964—68. athletes from north and south korea will march together under one flag at the winter olympics games in pyeongchang next month. the news was announced by thomas bach, president of the international olympic committee. this was not an easyjourney, but
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thanks to the commitment of everyone here today, i am happy to announce that athletes from will participate in the olympic winter games 2018. the ioc today has taken exceptional decisions and allocated additional quota for 22 athletes from the noc of the, who will compete in sports and five disciplines in pyeongchang. our correspondent is in geneva where she says this feels like quite a moment. yes, it did. in fact it took place here in this room at the international olympic committee, thomas bach called it a milestone, he reminded us who were listening, that he too was from a divided
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country, he is from germany, which has only been reunited in the last two decades or so, so i think he personally took it as a real achievement that the two koreas will march under the same flag, they will field one unified team, ice hockey, and 22 north korean athletes despite they missed the deadline to register, they will now be allowed to ta ke register, they will now be allowed to take part in the olympics next month. church bells and music venues in england are to be offered extra protection against attempts to silence them by people living in newly built housing nearby. the government is changing planning—guidance so that long—standing, but noisy, community facilities won't have to make expensive changes because of complaints from new neighbours. instead, housing developers will be responsible for addressing any noise issues during construction. if you live near bells they could go
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on for three hours, known as a pale. i think that are beautiful. housing developers will be responsible for address any noise issues during construction. let us find out how the weather is dole. thank you. good afternoon to you. what a disappointing saturday it has to be said for much of england and wales, a wintry mix your, rain, sleetand england and wales, a wintry mix your, rain, sleet and snow, certainly over the higher ground, feeling very cold and raw, glorious afternoon for much of scotland, with wintry sunshine here. it looks like the wet weather will ease away across england and wales for a time. we will look to the next rain band, again with snow, certainly over the high ground and a significant risk of ice here. further north and east it is going to be a dry and cold night particularly in scotland. we will have some issues with snow and ice throughout sunday, this rain band continues to work eastwards, particularly central and northern parts of the uk, we could see
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disruption so keep tuned before you head out on the roads. there is that rain band, the midland, across northern england, especially across scotland, pretty much throughout the day it will stay cold, raw and damp here, but further south, and west, something a bit milder pushing into the south—west, but it will still be very wet in wales and the south—west.

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