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A furious Donald Trump rounds on the media
In a lengthy news conference, he accuses them of making his job
much harder, and of painting a false picture of his administration.
I turn on the TV, open the newspapers and I see
Yet it is the exact opposite - this administration is running
And the President announced he was preparing a new order,
The Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg tells the BBC of his fears
for public debate, because of fake news and extremist views.
Growing concern for thousands of Vauxhall jobs, as Peugeot
considers a takeover of the European side of General Motors.
Passengers on Southern Rail are facing further disruption,
after train drivers reject a deal to end their long-running dispute.
The new friend is welcomed by a Petty Officer... -- a new wren.
Marking the formation of the Women's Royal Naval Service.
And coming up in Sportsday on BBC News:
After defeats for Arsenal and Spurs, can Manchester United
We'll bring you news of their Europa League
In a tempestuous news conference at the White House,
which lasted an hour and a half, President Trump has
rounded on his critics - especially in the media -
and accused them of undermining his presidency.
He sought to deny the existence of any compromising
connections with Russia, and announced he was
preparing a new executive order on immigration,
To replace the one suspended by the courts. Jon Sopel sent us this
report. Ladies and Antman, the President of
the United States. At short notice a news conference was announced to be
given by the president. Highly unusual. Ostensibly to announce his
new choice as labour secretary but it was to get a whole load of his
chest and the principal target was the media. The press have become so
dishonest that if we don't talk about it we are doing a tremendous
disservice to the American people. Tremendous disservice, we have to
talk about it, we have to find out what's going on. The press is
honestly out of control, the level of dishonesty is out of control. The
idea his administration was in meltdown... Nothing could be further
than the truth. I turn on the TV open the newspapers and see stories
of chaos, chaos. Yet it is the exact opposite. This administration is
running like a fine tuned machine. But how could he reconcile that with
the travel ban that's been blocked by the courts? A question I asked
after a little back and forth. Can I just ask you, thanks very much
Mr President... Where are you from? The BBC. Impartial, free and fair.
Sure, just like CNN, right? On the travel ban, we could bounce back and
forth... On the travel ban, would you accept that that was a good
example of the smooth running of government? I do, I do. Wait, wait.
I knows you you are, just wait. Let me tell you about the travel ban. We
had a very smooth roll-out of the travel ban, but we had a bad court,
a bad decision. We're going to have to put in a new executive order next
week sometime, but we had a bad decision. That's the only thing that
was wrong with the travel ban. The other thing the president is in a
rage about is the suggestion he's in the pocket of the Russians, too
close to Vladimir Putin, too many shady business contacts. I own
nothing in Russia, I have no loans in Russia, I don't have any deals
Russia. President Putin called me up very nicely to congratulate me on
the wing of the election. He then called me up extremely nicely to
congratulate me on the inauguration, which was terrific. But so did many
other leaders, almost all other leaders from almost all other
countries, so that's it. Russia is fake news. All of which brings us to
the firing of his national security adviser Michael Flynn. Why was he
sacked? Was it he discussed lifting fractions against the Russians or
was it that he misled the vice president? I fired him because of
what he said to Mike Pence, very simple. Mike was doing his job,
calling countries and his counterparts, so it certainly would
have been OK with me... Donald Trump said his administration would crack
down on the leaking of classified information and then at the end,
something you never see a White House news conference, the president
being heckled. If you have no connection to Russia, why don't you
prove it? The White House as an witness to many historic occasions
but probably never a news conference anything like that. It was part of
relaunch after four turbulent weeks, although that's not how Donald Trump
would characterise it, and also an attempt to save the American people
don't listen to the press, listen to me. As Jon was saying the president
fielded questions for 90 minutes and didn't hold back when challenged by
representatives of the world's media, including Jon Sopel who joins
us from Washington. Was this a man obviously trying to say he was under
control or under great pressure? I think it was a man under great
pressure but also a man who was enjoying himself hugely. This was
the Donald Trump of the campaign. He was bantering and bullying in equal
measure. The man who loved WikiLeaks during the campaign not loving leaks
so much now he is governing. A man who hates the media so much... What
really struggle me was how much time he spent watching television and
watching the newspapers, when does he find time to govern in the midst
of all of that? For all that he accused the media of being
dishonest, there were a few untruths he spoke himself. Saying that Ronald
Reagan, no one had got more electoral college votes since Ronald
Reagan. That's just simply factually inaccurate. One other thing,
apparently during the news conference and Republican Senator
contacted us to -- distinguish news anchor with latex. He said, he
should do this with a therapist, not on live to revision.
Jon, thank you very much. Jon Sopel with his experience today at that
news conference at the White House. The founder of Facebook,
Mark Zuckerburg, has told the BBC he fears millions of people
are withdrawing from the globally connected world and that fake news
and the propagation of extremist views online have
damaged public debate. It's unusual for Mr Zuckerberg
to make an intervention of this kind, but he expresses concern
that the process of globalisation is viewed with increasing
hostility around the world. He's been speaking
exclusively to our economics A global chief executive
with global ambitions, part businessman, part politician,
and today, adding his voice to the debate
about the controversies of the moment - globalisation,
the people who feel left behind, Mark Zuckerberg, the ultimate
citizen of the world, speaking to his staff
about global inclusion. We're also going to focus
on building the infrastructure for community, for supporting us,
for keeping us safe, for informing us, for civic engagement
and for inclusion of everyone. Mr Zuckerberg spoke to me not
so much about his huge and sometimes controversial business,
but about his worldview, how global connectedness always
beat building barriers. It was almost political,
a manifesto, and very different in tone from "America first"
and constructing those border walls. The first thing I tackled
was globalisation and the moves He replied that people had
lost their sense of hope. There are people around the world
that feel left behind by globalisation and the rapid
changes that have happened, and there are movements as a result
to withdraw from some Mr Zuckerberg was one of the few
tech leaders who didn't accept an invite to meet Donald Trump,
but of course no one voted Is his voice a legitimate
part of this debate? It's not coming completely
out of the blue, nor does it seem motivated
by commercial considerations. Sometimes we think business
leaders are just taking a position because it
benefits their pocketbook, but in this case that doesn't
seem to be the case. He is actually taking
a pretty big risk with users of the site by taking
any political stand. From the moment you turn
on your phone, you see Mr Zuckerberg knows his audience
in the US and around the world is diverse,
from the rust belts of Pennsylvania to the flip-flop wearers
of California, but his message Coming together is
better than division. He said, if people are asking
the question, "Is the direction for humanity to come
together more or not?" I think that
answer is clearly, "yes." But we have to build infrastructure
to make sure the global Fake news - that hasn't
worked for everyone. Claims that the Pope supported
President Trump was a prime example. Facebook has been criticised for not
doing enough to clear its newsfeeds. The technology moves
faster than the ethical practice of the technology,
and Mark Zuckerberg is moving very quickly into an environment
where I don't think that there is the infrastructure
in place to make sure How does Mr Zuckerberg respond
to the fake news controversy? He told me, "Misinformation
is a big deal and that undermines having
a common understanding. So does sensationalism,
so does polarisation. I think there are things
we can do to help create An everyday man in control
of an extraordinary phenomenon used He's promised to control fake
news and insisted to me, But he knows in today's
febrile environment a plan for a connected world will be
seen as an alternative manifesto. Facebook could find itself
being fined in Germany if it refuses to remove stories
which are shown to be false. The German government
could become the first in the European Union to use the law
to try to stop the rise Facebook says it's taking the threat
seriously and is appointing its own Our media editor Amol Rajan sent
this report from Berlin. Footage from Dortmund,
West Germany, on New Year's Eve. A report on the influential
antiestablishment website Breitbart suggested a huge mob attacked
a church, while waving al-Qaeda flags and chanting
"Allah Akbar" - "God is great". But there was no Islamist assault
on this church, it was fake news. And the vicar mentioned
in the Breitbart article, which is still online,
fears the consequences. I was astonished,
because it was a lie. The Reinold's Church
was not burned down and no The false story about this church
has helped to harden the political mood here,
and with elections coming up there's a growing determination to take
action against fake news. Here in Berlin, one party
in the ruling coalition wants We want to force Facebook to build
a permanent contact agency, where the law enforcement can reach
them 24 hours for the whole week. The second point is we will define
periods and in that period they have The third thing is that they have
to pay a high fine if they do not These are independent fact checkers
now used by Facebook. Refugees get the driving
licence for no money, If they discover fake news,
they mark it as false and send a warning message
to German-speaking users. A lot of this fake news only focuses
to bring hate to our communities. When this hate comes
to an election point, and people have made their mind up
on election day on the basis of hate and lies, then it's a big
threat to our society. Anas Modamani knows
what that feels like. He fled Syria and came to Germany
in 2015 as a refugee. When the German Chancellor
visited the hostel he was Soon it went viral,
together with the claim More fake news, and now
he's suing Facebook. TRANSLATION: It made me feel
very bad, I even cried. Then I found out people
were seeing me as a terrorist. Many Germans fear that false stories
online could stoke the rise Fake news seems unlikely
to disappear any time soon, and what's happening here could help
determine the future The Business Secretary Greg Clark
has been in Paris tonight, holding talks with the owners
of Peugeot, the company that's hoping to takeover Vauxhall
and the other parts of the European There are concerns about the future
of thousands of jobs at Vauxhall's The president of General Motors
was in London today, for crisis talks at the Department
for International Trade. Our business editor
Simon Jack is there tonight. What is the extent of concern about
these jobs? I think ministers are very concerned. You can tell that by
how fast things have moved. On Tuesday night we found out General
Motors was thinking of selling, with advanced talks of selling its
European business to Peugeot and Citroen. On Wednesday senior members
of GM went to Germany to meet surprise politicians and unions are.
On Thursday morning the president of General Motors arrived here and that
no sooner had they finished talking Thang Greg Clark got on a train to
go to Paris. Excuse me. To go to Paris to talk to Peugeot, Citroen
and his opposite number in the French government. You can see they
are taking this deadly seriously. You wouldn't be doing these kinds of
moves that this pace if you want extremely concerned that over a
thousand jobs are threats. On that note, it's not difficult to foresee
this could become politically and extremely challenging thing for
ministers and others. You will end up with a 3-way fight
between France, Germany and the UK, for jobs. If you look at the map of
General Motors and Peugeot Citroen, there's 14 plants in France and
Europe for Peugeot and Citroen, eight. Opel as Vauxhall is known in
Europe, and two over here, so you will have a 3-way tussle to preserve
jobs in those countries. The French government has a 14% stake in
Peugeot Citroen. The Peugeot family have a 14% stake in Peugeot Citroen.
German jobs are three times more expensive to get rid of than UK
jobs. With that background, Greg Clarke is going to have to use all
the charm he used with Nissan, if he's going to persuade the new
company to keep those jobs here in the UK. Indeed, Simon, Simon Jack,
our business editor at the Department for International Trade.
A deal to settle a long-running dispute with drivers
on Southern Rail has been rejected by union members.
It raises the prospect of further industrial action
and disruption for hundreds of thousands of passengers.
The deal had been negotiated by leaders of Aslef -
the train drivers' union - but it was turned down
Southern's parent company said it was "hugely disappointed".
It's also involved in a separate and even longer-running
Our correspondent Sangita Myska reports from Brighton.
Southern Rail, the franchise at the heart of this most bitter
Today, another twist, as the deal negotiated
by the drivers' union was rejected by its members, threatening yet more
We pay through the nose for public transportation and I do not think
it's appropriate that we have lots of disruption.
This is a national problem and they need to deal
I have every sympathy with the train drivers and the guards,
but I wish they'd just get round the table and
We are pleased to announce that Aslef and GTR Southern have
But it was that deal, backed by the union's leadership,
that was today voted down by the rank and file.
At the heart of the dispute is who shuts these doors.
It's a job currently done by the conductors, but Southern says
it should be the responsibility of the train drivers.
The company says it's safe, as does the rail safety regulator.
The train drivers we've spoken to today say they feel badly let
down by their union, Aslef, that they had no choice
They say it wasn't worth the paper it was written on because it doesn't
They say by adding to their responsibilities, passenger safety
Aslef says the deal they'd hammered out meant drivers would have
to operate train doors, but there was also a guarantee
that there would always be two members of staff on board,
It's something the union representing the conductors
The reality was there was a host of exceptions that meant up to 1800
trains a day would be able to be run without a guaranteed second person.
Southern Rail says it's disappointed with today's vote and there's
still no word as to what Aslef's next move will be.
What is for sure is that widespread disruption is on its way.
Workers on Arriva Trains North are being balloted over the same
issue and the prospect of industrial action on Merseyrail also looms.
More than 70 people have been killed and hundreds injured in a suicide
bomb attack at one of Pakistan's most famous shrines.
The Islamic State group said they carried out the bombing.
The Lal Shahbaz Qalander shrine in Sindh province
was filled with worshippers when the bomber struck.
From Islamabad, our correspondent Secunder Kermani reports.
A time of worship turns to carnage in one of Pakistan's most
A suicide bomber blows himself up, sending
Survivors chant prayers as they crowd around
the dead, whilst the injured are taken to hospital.
TRANSLATION: The bomb went off where people were worshipping.
Those of us further away managed to survive.
The shrine was particularly busy tonight.
Thursday evening sees special devotional services.
The so-called Islamic State have claimed the attack.
They and other jihadists believe the liberal Sufi Muslims
As the group's territory in the Middle East shrinks,
IS has gradually grown in influence in both Pakistan and Afghanistan.
This week, Pakistan has been struck by a series of attacks
right across the country by different extremist groups.
Over the past few months the country has seen the numbers of those killed
in terrorist incidents greatly reduce, but this recent upsurge
Secunder Kermani, BBC News, Islamabad.
A car bomb in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, has killed at least 45
The Islamic State group said it was behind the blast,
which targeted a market in the southern district of Bayaa.
It's the third car bomb attack in as many days
The police say the emergency services are struggling to cope
The Ukip leader, Paul Nuttall, says he's been the victim
of a smear campaign, following the controversy
about his recollections of the Hillsborough disaster.
He's apologised for inaccurate claims that he'd lost "close
personal friends" in the disaster, but he says it's disgraceful that
some have been questioning whether he was present at the ground
Mr Nuttall was speaking in Stoke, where he's standing as the Ukip
candidate in a parliamentary by-election a week today.
Our political correspondent Ben Wright reports from the constituency
Ukip, get him in, that's what we need.
The Ukip leader hopes next week Stoke-on-Trent Central
will turn from red to purple, giving the party at second MP.
But Mr Nuttall has had a tricky few days, admitting that claims
on his website at he lost close friends in the 1989 Hillsborough
Ukip foot soldiers were on the ground today
Paul Nuttall is not a man who normally avoids the limelight,
We've been texting him, calling him for more than a day,
His press team says he's working on a speech he's
going to make tomorrow, but the other candidates
This has been Labour turf since 1950.
But at the last election, Ukip were second and since Stoke-on-Trent
voted strongly to leave the EU, Labour's candidate has
You've been tweeting about how much you hate Brexit,
Well, when I tweeted it was my frustration
at the fact the Prime Minister, after a number of months, had yet
The Labour Party is, as far as I'm concerned,
the only party that will deliver a plan for North Staffordshire,
a plan to Stoke-on-Trent that will make Brexit work.
The pits and pots that built this city have largely gone,
It's a vibrant city with lots to offer and lots of friendly
people and a real sense of creativity about it.
Unlike the other parties we are not funded by millionaires.
We're not based around a London centred agenda,
At 25, the Tory candidate would be a young
A lot of people have been saying to me they've felt let down
That's why, that's one of my top priorities,
and not just about more jobs in this city, we want to see
better jobs, better skilled jobs and better paid
jobs for the people of Stoke-on-Trent.
Brexit cannot be ducked in this campaign, with the Lib
We're standing up for people, for them to have another say, rather
than a stitch up between ministers and Cabinet.
Clearly not swerving scrutiny after all, this evening
Paul Nuttall was at BBC Radio Stoke hustings and was asked about the
There was a mistake on my website, which was
I was there, I was at the game, I can prove I was at the
Look, I thought I'd seen all lows in politics, this just isn't
scraping the barrel, this is digging beneath a barrel.
I believe I'm the best candidate on the panel, who can
bring investment because I'm a national figure, I'm a national
political leader, I'm a national voice and if I stand up in the House
For Ukip this by-election will test its claim it can replace
If Jeremy Corbyn's party doesn't hold it, Labour's
Ben Wright, BBC News, Stoke-on-Trent.
There are ten candidates standing in the by-election
in Stoke-on-Trent Central next Thursday.
You can find out more about them - and their policies -
More than 500,000 children and teenagers in the UK are carers,
who look after relatives who are ill or disabled.
But budget cuts by local authorities are making it increasingly difficult
for these young carers to get the support that they need,
according to the Local Government Association in England and Wales.
They say it's crucial for councils to have better relationships
Our Midlands correspondent Sima Kotecha reports.
In Dudley, 17-year-old Alex looks after his mum,
I suppose you could say it's a big responsibility,
but it doesn't really feel like it, because obviously it's what I've
It's just the normal thing to go, "Have you had your tablets today?"
So how many tablets does your mum take every day?
He's her primary carer and is one of 700,000 young
You do just want to throw the towel in sometimes and go,
I've had enough, I don't want to do this any more.
But you see at the end of the day, you just see how happy you make
the person or the people that you care for, and it really does
Some of these young people do get support from their local
authorities, but the organisation which represents local councils
in England and Wales says tight budgets means they're having to make
tough choices about who gets help and who doesn't.
There might be some people who are watching this thinking,
is it fair to have a child helping you and being there for you,
when actually the adult should be there for the child -
I agree with that, to be quite honest, I really do.
I wish that I hadn't got to rely on Alex sort of thing.
So I've got to rely on him sort of thing, to help me.
Not too far away in Wolverhampton, ten-year-old Ethan takes care
With his mum, he's one of his primary carers.
It feels a bit like a burden and sometimes he does things
that makes us angry, but then he does lots of things that
Noah has complex learning difficulties, which means
he struggles with everyday tasks and needs to be
The government says later this year it will publish a strategy that
will outline what more it will do to help vulnerable young carers.
There's an argument that being young and responsible for someone's
well-being is a duty that is just too much, but in many of these cases
When I tell people about it, it just makes me feel proud.
Sima Kotecha, BBC News, in the West Midlands.
A century ago, the Women's Royal Naval Service was founded,
to boost the naval effort during the First World War.
It was the start of a hugely significant change in the role
Wrens - as they became known - served as dispatch riders,
telegraphists, cooks, stewards and went on to play
key roles in the Navy, in the Second World War and beyond.
Our correspondent Duncan Kennedy reports from Portsmouth,
where events will be held throughout the year.
At 90 years old, Win Price still has an affection
for the sea and the Wrens, who hold sway over her maritime
memories, that first began when she joined
I couldn't cook, so I opted for a steward.
Proud then and honoured now to be celebrating 100 years of the Wrens.
No, the ones before me were pioneers.
NEWS ARCHIVE: She's the skipper and it's by her order that the mail
boat stops at the ships named on that precious letter.
The Women's Royal Naval Service was formed in 1917.
By the Second World War they had become the home front force that
Now a century of achievements are charted in this new exhibition.
The strength of this exhibition lies in its detail and the telling
This is the leave permit for a Jane Rossiter and it's
She was obviously going home for Christmas.
But then we know that Jane subsequently left the Navy and then
re-enlisted at the outbreak of the Second World War, and here,
In a hundred years, women sailors have gone from medics to marines,
They've had to prove themselves, which they did really well.
After that it was for the other women to embrace that change
and they took it forward and it's continued to go forward.
Now called sailors, not Wrens, women have seen a century of naval change.
For those like Win Price, the exhibition is a proud salute
Duncan Kennedy, BBC News in Portsmouth.
Today's tributes to the Women's Royal Naval Service there. Newsnight
is about to begin on BBC Two. President Trump's press conference
was one of the strangest any of us can remember. We'll Biamou lies in
what it says about the president and his