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Donald Trump tells Israelis and
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move the US Embassy to Jerusalem,
the decision altering years of
American foreign policy and setting
back efforts to broker the Middle
East peace deal. There could be
dangerous consequences for making
good on his campaign pledge, the
Palestinian leader warns Donald
Trump, maybe it is not so bad after
all, the barbican party decides to
support Roy Moore in Alabama! A
dramatic U-turn, but many never lost
People are trying to
labour him as a paedophile, and that
word is trying to spread like
wildfire. -- label.
I don't believe
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has been banned from taking part in
the 2018 Winter Olympics.
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Key American allies are warning
President Trump not to move the US
embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. We
expect the announcement from the
White House tomorrow and it is
already prompting concerns
internationally, a move fraught with
political conversations. Donald
Trump has been engaged in extensive
telephone diplomacy, calling leaders
from the region. France and Iraq
have warned against the plan but it
looks likely the US president will
recognise Jerusalem as Israel's
capital. Joining us now, North
America editor, John Sobel. Why is
he doing this now, he has so many
issues on his plate internationally,
it is not an issue you hear the base
He has long made a
pledge, he said he wanted to move
the embassy from Tel Aviv to
Jerusalem in his campaign.
He said he wanted to
recognise Jerusalem as the capital
of Israel. A lot of people I have
spoken to who have been part of the
thinking process, they say he
started with a very limited amount
of knowledge, has been a steep
climbing curve to get him to this
point, but it looks like he wants to
go ahead with making good on the
pledge. And it is bringing an
extraordinarily response back, some
of which you have outlined. He spoke
with the Jordanian king, the
speaking with the Jordanians, it
will undermine efforts to the peace
process, and inflaming Muslims and
Christians alike. Saudi Arabia has
said it will have a detrimental
effect. The arrow bleak, dangerous
measure that would have
repercussions. In the past, Donald
Trump has ignored warnings like
that, about America in the climate
change deal. Will he ignore all
these warnings? That is what we
Who is it in America
pushing him to do this?
lobby has wanted this measure to be
taken back, the eight pack group,
the pro-Israel lobby, is behind
this. -- Apac. And many Christian
groups are very supportive of Israel
and feel it is an important message
that must be sent, but against all
that, he will be totally aware of
just how many people are saying this
is a dangerous move, the status of
Jerusalem, what happens after you
have negotiated a settlement, not
A man riding point on this, his
son-in-law, Jared Kushner, a man who
is not exactly steeped in foreign
Know, one of the
more eyebrow raising things that we
got to learn about when Donald Trump
said his son-in-law would deliver
the ultimate deal of peace in the
Middle East. As I say, I have heard
from people who have been in
conversations with him, that he is
immensely charming but when
questioned on the detail of Middle
East peace policy, he can become
rather brittle and does not want to
get involved in some of the detailed
conversations about it. This is an
immensely thorny issue that
diplomats around the world and in
America have been trying to deal
with, ever since the formation of
the state of Israel in 1948 and they
come back to some of the same issues
every time. What happens to the US
embassy? What happens to work the
capital is situated? Those issues
are not easy to resolve.
crucial issues indeed, the thoughts
of our Middle East correspondent
now, from Jerusalem, on why this is
such a sensitive issue for both
Israel sees Jerusalem as its eternal
undivided capital, it has long been
a source of frustration that there
is not recognition of its full is
referring to over the city.
Palestinians want East Jerusalem as
the future independent state's
capital. It has been the consensus
for a long time that the status of
the city should be decided in a
negotiated peace deal between Israel
and the Palestinians. -- that there
is not recognition of sovereignty.
It was captured in the Middle East
war, annexed in a move that is not
recognised internationally, so that
is all the sensitivities, and at the
moment, all countries that have an
embassy in Israel, they keep them in
or close to Tel Aviv and have
consulates in Jerusalem, this is a
big departure by Donald Trump.
Joining us now, Dennis Ross, served
as Middle East adviser to multiple
administrations, now at the
Washington Institute for
International responsibility, are
these mutually is elusive, advancing
the peace process and moving the
embassy to Jerusalem.
necessarily but it depends upon how
it is done, if it is done as though
it is a move that will be made over
time, number one, if it is done in a
way that the president says clearly,
this is not prejudging the final
status of the city, that still must
be negotiated, the ancient
boundaries, Palestinian claims, all
that must be resolved in
negotiations. If he frames the issue
that way, we can manage it then.
We'll have to see what he says when
he makes the announcement but there
are concerns among Palestinians that
this looks like President Trump has
accepted the Israelis position on
one of the key final status issues.
There is no issue more sensitive or
provocative than Jerusalem. The
Palestinians... They cannot appear
to be conceding the issue of
Jerusalem without ever having had a
chance to, in a sense, make their
case, in negotiations, ensuring
their position is represented.
an old cynic(!) armour king salmon
of Saudi Arabia, tells Donald Trump
that transferring the US embassy to
Jerusalem is a dangerous step that
would inflame feelings... And yet,
Jared Kushner, on the ground, spent
a lot of time with the Crown Prince,
there is no way, surely, that the
United States would take a decision
like this without Saudi Arabia being
involved. That is the line we get
from Reuters news agency.
be shocking to say the least if the
US make this decision without
running it by the Saudis in advance.
It is quite possible that in fact,
when Jared Kushner was seeing the
Crown prince, that this issue was
not joined. One of the best ways to
ensure that you manage this issue
would have been in a sense to
preview it and refute it in advance
with all your Arabic partners. And
basically, elicit what would be
their suggestions about how to frame
this decision, give them time
themselves to adjust to it and
create a public posture on it which
allows them to have an explanation.
What you do not want to do with the
arrogant and especially the Saudis
is denied them their cover on an
issue that is so sensitive to them.
You do not want to put them into a
position where they have to walk
away from us, because we will need
them in any effort that is designed
to break the stalemate between
Israelis and Palestinians.
not underestimate how dangerous this
is, according to reports in the
Washington Post, the word has gone
out to embassies in the region that
they need to increase security.
Again, did not quite hear that...
There are concerns in US embassies
around the world about security as a
response to this announcement.
think that it is a prudent course of
action, to put yourself in a
position where you anticipate that
there could be an effort by the
enemies of peace to miss portray
this and suggest that in fact, this
is already conceding all giving the
issue of Jerusalem away, taking away
from the arrows what they see as
being a core interests of various.
It is not surprising that some may
try to foment backlash and violence
against it, it is a prudent course
to ensure security measures have
Thank you very much for
coming in. Countries around the
world often say this issue is
terribly important to them, as you
were suggesting, not always as
important as they might suggest. In
the course of this programme, we
will talk about a couple of thorny
issues, Middle East peace process,
Middle East, and also Ireland and
the Northern Irish issue, two issues
which we may have thought would have
been resolved over the course of the
last decade(!) but which are still
with us and still cause an enormous
amount of headaches!
It is we only
have one hour here, how long do we
To deal with these...
Some Russian athletes who can prove
that they are clean will be able to
appear in South Korea, under a
doping at the Sochi Olympics.
president of the International
Olympic committee has delivered the
decision at a press conference just
a short time ago.
community is suspended with
immediate effect. Clean Russian
athletes will be able to participate
at the Winter Olympics under strict
conditions in 2018. These invited
athletes will participate in
individual or team competitions
under the name Olympic athlete from
Russia. They will have the acronym,
OAR and they will compete with a
uniform bearing this name and under
the Olympic flag. The Olympic anthem
will be played in any ceremony. No
official of the Russian Ministry of
sport will be accredited for the
Olympic Winter games in 2018.
joined by a correspondent from the
BBC's Russia network, those who pass
the drugs test, presumably, they
will compete as Olympic athlete from
Russia... How will that go down at
It is hard to know what will
happen. We are awaiting reaction
from the Kremlin, even though it is
quite late in Russia. I guess, if
the decision will be taken, and
there is a possibility that Russia
may decide to boycott the games, of
course there will be a lot of
pressure on individual athletes to
follow that decision. Of course, at
the same time, if you athletes
before the decision was taken have
said that they are eager and ready
to compete under a neutral flag.
that at the World Championships.
Exactly, some received harsh
criticism at home, others said they
are doing the right thing, but
whichever decision is going to be
taken by the Kremlin, there will be
a lot of pressure on each athlete.
I'm just reading here, from the
president of the Russian Bobsleigh
Federation, he has told Reuters he
is shocked, Russian state television
has already said they will not show
the Winter Olympics in Russia...
Does this kind of a ruling by the
IOC to say certain amount of
embarrassment, does it leads to the
decision that we ought to change the
way we treat athlete and the doping
At the moment, I would say,
mostly, it produces outrage, people
are furious, state television uses
harsh words, describing the
situation... Actually, this was the
main active which was given by state
television over the past few months,
they have said, old allegations are
no evidence behind it, all politics.
They keep repeating those words.
Popular opinion needs to that side
rather than thinking, what would
have happened, and their reaction --
and, at the moment, the man whose
whistle-blowing taught us a lot
about Russian doping techniques, he
is called a traitor.
Thank you very
much for joining us.
One of the mysteries of the Senate
race in Alabama has been why
evangelicals are so keen
to stick with the Republican
candidate Roy Moore.
After all he's been accused by 8
women of sexually harassing them
when they were teenagers,
one of the women says
she was just 14.
So how do evangelical voters
square these accusations
with their own faith?
What's their argument for sticking
with a candidate who's accused
of molesting a child?
The BBC's Barbara Plett Usher has
been to Alabama to find out.
On a Sunday morning in Alabama,
almost everyone goes to church, and
more than half the state's
Christians are white evangelical
Christians, they see it as holding
the line against moral decay. But,
they are standing with Roy Moore,
despite allegations of immoral
behaviour. Karen is a long-time
supporter, the accusations of sexual
misconduct sound to her like a
political smear campaign, coming as
they did one month before the Senate
I think people are trying
to label him as a paedophile, that
word is trying to spread like
wildfire, and I do not believe it.
Would you change your support for
him if they turned out to be true?
If there was proof.
But the way you
There cannot be
proved. There cannot be proved,
unless he admitted it, I guess.
certainly has not, in effect calling
the victims liars, is using the
pulpits to issue the denials.
have a word of prayer.
They are not
looking for proof here because he's
one of their own, a champion of
their fight against issues like
abortion and sex marriage.
are going to be public in your
endorsement of Jesus, expect
-- same-sex marriage. He
believes political power is needed
to restore America's Christian
We have seen this country
going to the left, leaving things it
never did the first 200 years of
this country's existence, a lot of
that is fed by Hollywood and things
like that. He's one of the few that
I have met, that I have voted for,
that you can count on, when he gets
in there, that he will do what he
said he would do.
Roy Moore has a
loyal following here in the bible
belt, the reputation as a crusader
for traditional values, but there
are plenty in Alabama who say he is
not there are kind of question. A
diverse coalition of Christian
leaders felt compelled to speak out
in response to the evangelical
support for Roy Moore and they are
not the only ones. Colin Hansen is a
conservative evangelical who says he
cannot vote for either candidate.
The only reason we have this
conversation right now is because
both candidates are extreme in one
way or another.
He is talking about
abortion, Roy Moore's opponent, Doug
Jones, supports no restrictions at
all. But there are also damaging
combo mice is made by Roy Moore's
The real question, for
Evangelicals, is there any single
thing that a Conservative or
Republican candidate could do that
would make you not vote for him...!
And I have not yet heard an answer.
The election has become a showcase
for the link between religion and
politics and the power this has two
shape Washington but it has also
forced a spiritual debate about the
essence of Christianity in America's
Mr Moore is not the only US
politician in the spotlight.
Today the longest standing member
of Congress, Democrat John Conyers,
announced he's retiring.
He is being investigated
for sexual abuse,
though he insists that's not
why he's going.
The 88-year-old is a veteran
of the civil rights movement but now
he's leaving under a cloud
of suspicion and his
legacy will be tainted
by the manner of his departure.
There have been a series
of accusations against him
from former staff members.
reports for US News
and World report and joins me now.
I suppose it is no surprise that
John Conyers had to go, is the
movement that happened in America's
corporate society now moving into
politics? Will we see politicians
increasingly held to account?
think so but it will be
case-by-case, Senator Al Franken of
Al Franken has been accused and is
not stepping down. The difference
has been that in corporations in the
media, these guys have bosses. In
politics, the only boss is the
ballot box, and in the case of John
Conyers, there was... Nantyglo see
put pressure on him, and that became
unsustainable for him, to stay in
that seat, especially because
Democrats believe they can win back
the house and he would be a
lingering distraction if he said he
was staying on.
Roy Moore, looks like he's getting
the support not just of the
president but the Republican Party
has decided to finance him again.
Why have Republicans who just three
weeks ago were so determined to say,
this guy is no good, he is a stain
on the Republican Party, this is not
what our values are, suddenly
falling in line.
Three weeks ago
they use that to pressure him to get
out, they said, we will not support
you, if you win, we will expel you,
that was supposed to be a threat to
move him out but it did not work...
He went underground to an extent,
got away from the media, and then...
Sort of distracted by all these
other allegations that came on with
other politicians, other men in the
media full. Now the polls look
better for him. The answer to your
question, they think he could win
and that becomes a much more
difficult question, if he wins and
is there, than to go through a
Senate and ethics investigation and
expel him, they have to deal with
that, it is very uncomfortable for a
lot of Republicans.
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has
said, if he is elected, Roy Moore
will face a Senate ethics
colleague of hours were saying they
did this with Donald Trump, after
the access Hollywood takes, there
was distance, condemnation, and then
they went and rallied behind him
Absolutely, waiting it out,
for the campaign of Roy Moore, they
thought they could wait this out, if
these accusations dropped yesterday
or today and it would have been a
week-long story, then I think it is
a different race and it becomes much
more difficult for Roy Moore to make
it through that storm, but because
of the media cycle, because this
happened three weeks ago, sad to
say, attention was diverted to other
things! And then you had a
Republican base have problems with
Doug Jones, more of his record got
exposed, particularly on abortion,
like your package pointed out. They
knew it was a confluence of that.
This is still a competitive race,
only a couple of points, looks
close, most Republicans now that I
speak to think why more is going to
pull this out.
This is from Michael
Steele, former RNC chairman, tweet
here, Republican, of course, he
says, or refusal to acknowledge that
you have endorsed an alleged
paedophile for the sake of a vote
tells me Roy Moore will be a trump
He went on to say on MSNBC that they
will pay a price for this, the
Republicans, that the Democrats will
explore what they have done in
Yes, that is true, I have
seen press releases from state
Democratic parties around the
country asking Republican
candidates, do you stand with Roy
Moore or do you stand with Mitch
McConnell? That will be a question
that I think Democrats opposed to
every Republican, but I also think,
if he wins, you will have some
Republican voices saying he needs to
be expelled, the chairman of the
national Republican committee,
called for his expulsion, if he won
the seat, I asked his office twice
yesterday, does he stand by that
statement? They did not get back to
me. Some of these Republicans will
be pressured if Roy Moore is seeded,
to move on with the investigation
and move to expel him.
very much for joining us, so
On the Eurostar back
from Brussels today, I have been
following your tweets, all of the
tweets of our colleagues, and I have
also been reading BBC online. I have
picked up something that relates to
what you have been talking about,
and it is about the fear that women
who were coming forward now have
about a backlash. You can tell that
I have been on the Eurostar. Tell us
what you think is happening.
interesting, quite a controversial
issue to even raise, Christian,
surprisingly so, women do not want
to look like they are appeasing
harassers in this particular moment
but there is a fear of a backlash
and a fear that full is accuses will
be publicised and that could
undermine all the other women who
come out with allegations. We saw
that with the Washington Post story
a couple of weeks ago. Also a fear
that corporations and mail bosses
could stop helping women in the
workplace, they may want to stop
having meetings alone with them or
dinners alone or stop inviting them
to meetings, I have already heard
corporate executives say this,
Frankie, it'll be to employ a man,
hire a man, than a young woman. That
would mean that women in the
workforce would be at a disadvantage
and the last thing we want is for
women to be hurt by the movement.
There is concern that there will be
a backlash against...
You think the
very weight of harmony women are
involved at the moment could
eventually get men saying, well...
Men have said to me, I am sure you
have heard this, goodness, I cannot
say you look good, I cannot come in
your appearance, otherwise I will be
done for harassment. Being said in a
jokey way but the fear is that tends
to present if there is a sense of
overreach, if men feel they are
condemned just because they are men,
that could come back to her women.
Let's move way up to space! LAUGHTER
As fresh a perspective is possible
on this programme. Christian loves
space stories, this is something
just for him.
These series of photos were taken
from the International Space Station
and show the northwest
corner of Australia.
The images were actually stitched
together into a time-lapse video.
They show the inland areas
near Port Hedland and Broome,
before heading towards South
The pictures were taken by the
Italian astronaut, Paulo Nespoli.
Here he is in the middle.
Over the weekend he was missing
Italian food so much that NASA
sent up the ingredients
for a pizza party.
Quite literally out of this world.
You know how eet ees,
when you are away from mama.
Must be the most inventive beliefs
pizza delivery service in the
history of the world! -- most
expensive pizza delivery service.
Having been the Italian, I think you
need to spend the doe... Maybe that
is what you need to do, going into
This is Beyond 100
Days from the BBC.
Coming up for viewers on the BBC
News Channel and BBC World News,
will there be more handshakes
by the end of the week?
Can the British Prime Minister find
a Brexit deal and one
that will satisfy the EU
and her Northern Ireland partners?
And White House harmonies,
the music that's defined
the American presidency.
Looking forward to that.
Another rather grey but mild day for
many of us, here is one of the
weather watcher pictures:
pretty quiet, that is not going to
last, the reason the swell of cloud
in the Atlantic is the next named
storm on the horizon, Storm
Caroline, West effects of which will
be felt in northern Scotland on
Thursday, we will get to that in a
moment. Overnight, turning breezy
across the UK, quite windy in
north-west Scotland, wet throughout
the night. Patchy light rain and
drizzle, Wales, western England.
Away from north-west Scotland,
places will be dry and cloudy, there
is a flow of mild air coming in from
the South South West. For Wednesday,
much of England and Wales will stay
dry, patchy drizzle perhaps over the
hills, writer breaks to the
east, for Northern Ireland and into
Scotland, outbreaks of rain, some
spots, eastern Scotland, especially
Moray and Aberdeenshire, should stay
dry. Maybe 13, 14 Celsius. Wind
freshening all the while, gales
developing, going into Wednesday
evening and Wednesday night. Worse
to come coming in for Thursday.
Storm Caroline passes to the north.
Closer to the centre of the
low-pressure, a stronger wind,
repeatedly across northern Scotland,
where we will probably see gusts
around 80 mph. Some pretty strong
gusts can be felt elsewhere in
Scotland, parts of Northern Ireland
and northern England. We will keep
you updated. All the while, we will
see it turning colder from the
North, with a band of school e-rain
pushing its way through, showers
turning increasingly wintry in the
cold air, all the way from the
Arctic as Storm Caroline moves away.
Cold air plunging south across the
UK, Thursday night, into Friday, we
will see some snow showers around,
particularly across northern and
western parts of the UK. I see in
places as Friday begins. Blizzards
into Highland Scotland. -- icy
places. Sunshine to come, will not
do much for the temperature. -- with
a band of squally rain. We have
Storm Caroline on the way, wet and
windy weather around. Particularly
in Scotland. Snow and ice there in
This is Beyond One Hundred Days,
with me Katty Kay in Washington -
Christian Fraser's in London.
Our top stories.
The Palestinian, Egyptian
and Jordanian leaders are warning
President Trump that moving the US
embassy to Jerusalem would damage
the Middle East peace process.
Russia is banned from the Winter
Olympics but denies any wrongdoing.
The US Special Counsel,
Robert Mueller, is reported to have
asked Germany's Deutsche Bank
to provide information on accounts
held by President Trump
and his family.
Coming up in the next half hour.
Can a president of the
United States even be tried
for obstruction of justice?
The White House lawyer has
sparked quite a debate.
Billy Bush lost his job
after the infamous Access Hollywood
tape with Donald Trump.
Now he's speaking out
on the president's comments.
Let us know your thoughts
by using the hashtag
Special Prosecutor Bob Mueller has
subpoenaed Deutsche bank
for information on accounts held
by Donald Trump and his family.
Deutsche Bank is Trump's biggest
lender - and it does a lot
of business in Russia.
There is some argument that the
president is not subject to
indictment while still in office. I
think it is clear that
indictment while still in office. I
think it is clear that the president
can commit a federal crime just like
any other citizen in this country.
Well this is as much of a political
process as a criminal process and in
the case of Watergate the Republican
party was prepared to go against its
This is the ultimate
distinction between the impeachment
process, which is in the hands of
the Congress, and the criminal
justice process which is in the
hands of professional prosecutors.
Ultimately President Nixon, the
Republican support he had in the
House of Representatives evaporated
when he was required to turn over
the damning tapes that showed that
he was up to his armpits in a
conspiracy to obstruct justice. The
same might be true with respect to
President Trump because he still has
more oil Republicans in the House of
Representatives who might shield him
from the consequences of any
misconduct he is found to have
engaged in and I think the key to
this is what Mueller decides to do
with the evidence he has.
Michael Moore on yesterday and he
described Mueller is the kung fu
master of prosecutions, he knows how
to apply pressure and when. So at
the beginning of his investigation
he seems to have focused on the
periphery and now he is going after
the money, looking at Deutsche Bank.
What is the president going to do
I think the president
has said that could be a red line
and that might be perhaps the
strongest demonstration of the
president being worried about what
Mueller could find in probing the
financial relationships that
connecting craps through Deutsche
Bank to some of the Russian
oligarchs. I think perhaps that is
what I would call the consciousness
of guilt and normally in this line
of work you find the more someone
complains about a line of
investigation but more likely it is
that there is something a person
does not want to be uncovered.
do you stand on the tweet he sent
out at the weekend pretty much
accepting that he knew that general
Flynn had lied to the FBI, do you
think that in itself has
implications for the president in
terms of obstruction of justice?
think it does and the president is
his own worst enemy, in the
Washington Post a couple of months
ago after his first week in which he
admitted the reason he had fired
James Comey was he wanted to bring
an end to the Russian investigation,
now he has apparently admitted he
knew that his national security
adviser Mike Flynn had committed a
federal felony lying to the FBI
before the president asked James
Comey to give Mike Flynn a pass and
that the president then fired James
Comey when he refused to professes
loyalty and to yield to the
president and his encouragement to
drop the case. I think this latest
one makes the case of obstruction of
justice that much more clear and
compelling. And I would think under
normal standards the president would
be in jeopardy.
Obviously you're not
inside the country investigation but
you know how they work, and I'm sure
that you could read the legal team
leaves, how serious doesn't look to
you for the president from a
criminal charges point of view at
Forgetting the politics
for the moment. Well one element is
did his conduct run foul of the
elements of the criminal federal
statutes specifically. I think the
evidence we now have suggested he
did. The second question is whether
as his lawyers say the president
really cannot commit a crime,
because he's the chief executive of
the country, I think that is nothing
short of nonsensical. As was
established in the Nixon tapes case,
the president as everyone else is
subject to the law. The trickiest
question is whether the president
may be indicted and charged with a
crime while still in office. As
opposed to having to wait until he
has left office. I think that is
where the rubber meets the road. My
own view is that a president is
subject to indictment while still in
office and that is separate from the
No doubt we
will be returning to this. Thank
you. Well if you look at the last
ten days it has been a pretty good
ten days for the president, tax
reforms have got to the committee
stage and into the Senate and then
what else, something else as well.
The Supreme Court yesterday upheld
his ban on visas for Muslim
countries. It looks like the tax
reform Bill will pass. You could
make a strong case that we're
closing year on a high for the
president. Roy Moore may get elected
so they hold the Senate majority,
more good news for him. I should
point out though we have had recent
polling in the last few days and his
approval ratings, which were around
the summer around 38%, have slipped
around 34%. So those numbers not do
any better at the moment.
Theresa May is under growing
pressure to find a way forward
after Brexit talks broke down
on Monday over the future
of Northern Ireland's
border with the Republic.
A deal on this first phase
of negotiations has to be in place
before next week's summit so talks
can move on to trade.
The UK opposition Labour party has
called Theresa May's
efforts an embarrassment.
Now, former Tory leader
Iain Duncan Smith says it's nearly
time to walk away from the talks
altogether - as our political editor
Laura Kuenssberg reports.
You can shake hands
as much as you like.
Are you confident of a deal?
But it does not mean
there will be a deal,
the Spanish leader one of dozens
she has to get onside.
There are a couple of issues we need
to work on, but I will be
reconvening in Brussels
later this week.
It is this band she needs right
now, the DUP's ten MPs,
feeling their power in every step.
They refused to back Theresa May's
deal in Brussels over Ireland border
which they fear will put
Northern Ireland on a different path
to the rest of the UK.
The text we were shown late
yesterday did not translate
what we had been told in general
conversations into reality.
Would you be willing
to see the deal fail?
We do not want to see the talks fail
and we do not want to see no deal,
we want a sensible Brexit.
Yesterday's collapse provoked
arguments on all sides
with some believing Scotland,
Wales and some sectors
of the economy should get special
status but in Dublin a clear
message, no budging,
clinging to the agreement
that the North and south mirror
each other's regulations.
The ball is in London's
court, the Prime Minister
and the European Commission
and negotiating teams have
asked for more time.
Number 10 believes it could be back
on by the end of the week,
sorted by Christmas.
But the failure yesterday meant
a barrage of attacks in the Commons.
What an embarrassment.
If the price of the Prime
is the break-up of the union
and reopening of bitter divides
in Northern Ireland
the price is too high.
The suggestion we might depart
the European Union but leave one
part of the UK inside the single
market and customs union
is emphatically not something the UK
Government is considering.
But there is no agreement
in cabinet about what happens next.
A former leader telling the BBC it
might be time to walk away.
It is a game played out over power
and the answer boils down
to who will call the shots on this?
Right now, we have to say not good
enough, we cannot pay this price.
You are saying to Brussels,
back off, or we will walk?
The statement is more
straightforward, you need to change
this process and to back off,
otherwise we get on with
The Prime Minister and DUP are yet
to talk directly today.
Theresa May is not in total control
of her relationships
with friends or rivals.
We have been speaking
to Lord Trimble, former
First Minister of Northern Ireland
and one of the architects
of the Good Friday Agreement.
I asked him why the language
in yesterday's document outlining
a deal on the Border,
had been so important?
The Irish government behaved
yesterday and as I understood today
as if what was being discussed was
something that was going to have the
regulatory arrangements common to
Northern Ireland, Republic of
Ireland into the future and that is
not the position of the British
Government as I understand it. I
understand this regulatory alignment
is only going to apply to existing
cooperative arrangements and not any
future ones and does not have
general application. A hugely
different position. And it is that
difference that causes the problem
because the Irish brief, the
journalists who came away with the
briefing saying that this was going
to apply generally and that caused
huge difficulties for the DUP.
people would say this is pretty
great stuff, regulatory alignment,
what does mean but it is fundamental
to what Brexit is all about because
the Brexiteers here in London have
not yet had a conversation within
cabinet about what kind of Brexit we
will have, what kind of future
trading relationship we will have.
So if you set the terms for Northern
Ireland before knowing whether rest
of the UK is going, you're asking
the DUP to take an extraordinary
leap into the dark.
the British Government then to agree
to something before they have
reached negotiations, this goes back
to something which we should perhaps
have been firmer with the beginning
because the EU proposals as to how
the negotiations would proceed were
not terribly good. And the huge
mistake was to put negotiations on
the future trading relationship
right at the end of the queue where
it should have been right at the
front of the queue because it is the
big issue. And the other issue of
how to deal with the Irish border is
secondary because until we know what
the trading arrangements are,
whether there will still be
terrorists and the nature of those
tariffs, whether they will be other
provisions, the cynic would say this
was done by the European Commission
to put maximum pressure on the
British Government. That is not a
sensible way to proceed. That has
contributed to the present
It is almost 20 years
since you helped negotiate the Good
Friday agreement. This issue of the
border, as raising tensions between
nationalists and unionists and
Dublin, perhaps not surprising to
you but I wonder if you think there
is a border solution that would
satisfy all the parties involved.
could wrap it up as soon as we know
what the trading arrangements are.
Whose fault was it then that talks
broke down yesterday?
personally I think the Irish
briefing, the briefing to the press,
the British press, resulted in them
running with stories on Monday
morning which were dynamite as far
as unionists were concerned. That
was the problem. You could criticise
Downing Street in that having seen
that that was happening they should
have taken some action.
there. So reports that too May could
return to Brussels as early as
Wednesday, did that suggest to you
that she's had some kind of a
breakthrough with the DUP in these
negotiations or is she just going to
talk to EU members?
I was there last
night working for the News Channel
until a quarter past nine, Brussels
time, and she left after her meeting
with Donald Tusk around that time.
So she had been in discussions for
about eight hours. And they were not
able to find a way through. I'm sure
they've had conversations today with
the DUP. The thing this tells us,
she sets her horizons by the end of
the week, not looking at the future
of the trade relationship at the
moment but looking step-by-step. How
to get to the next phase. Exactly
and she has to keep all these
different groups onside, the EU
Commission, the DUP, her
backbenchers and cabinet and so up
until now she has had no substance
of discussion within cabinet about
what the future looks like and not
difficult to see why. And the issue
of language, it is fundamental
because whether the rules state
aligned, running on twin tracks if
you will, or whether they do not
diverge, that is absolutely
fundamental to what Brexit is going
to be about. And we have not even
have that discussion within the UK
yet so I do not know how you can set
the rules for the DUP in Northern
Ireland if you do not know where the
rest of the UK is going.
clock is ticking. Some breaking news
coming in about a German train, a
passenger train that has run into a
freight train crusted Dusseldorf.
German police saying 50 people may
have been injured in that train
crash. That is the first we are
hearing about it. Train colliding a
freight train crusted Dusseldorf. We
will bring you more detail as we get
Spain's Supreme Court has
withdrawn a European
arrest warrant for
sacked Catalan regional
leader, Carles Puigdemont
who fled to Belgium.
Mr Puigdemont and four former
ministers are wanted in Spain
on charges of inciting a rebellion.
Two wildfires in Ventura County,
on the outskirts of Los Angeles,
are threatening three cities
in southern California.
At least 150 buildings north of LA,
including a psychiatric hospital,
have already been destroyed.
And another quarter of a million
homes are without power.
The former Georgian president
Mikheil Saakashvili has been
freed by his supporters,
shortly after being
arrested in Ukraine.
There were chaotic scenes
in the capital Kiev
in the moments after his arrest.
Mr Saakashvili repeated calls
for Ukraine's parliament to impeach
President Petro Poroshenko.
This is Beyond One Hundred Days.
Still to come.
White House harmony -
the sounds through the centuries
that we associate with the American
Here in the UK, treating type-two
diabetes costs the NHS billions
of pounds a year and can lead
to serious complications
for the patients.
The condition is normally controlled
with medication but a new trial -
carried out in Newcastle and Glasgow
- has shown that it can be reversed
through dieting and weight loss.
Our Health Correspondent
James Gallagher reports.
Isobel Murray thought she was facing
a lifetime of Type 2 diabetes,
but she's lost more than four stone
on the trial and has now completely
changed her relationship with food.
Her disease is in remission.
It's freedom to live your life again
and know that you're not in that
cycle any more and know that I can
control this, and I will
never go there again.
She spent 17 weeks drinking these.
They're nutritionally balanced
soups and shakes to help
trigger weight loss.
And that's it, there's 200 calories
in a glass and you're allowed
four of them every day.
That's just sweet, really,
but that's your lot,
for up to five months.
The pancreas is critical
in Type 2 diabetes.
If excess body fat is stored
around the organ, then it
reduces the production
of the hormone insulin.
That leads to levels of sugar
in the blood getting
dangerously out of control.
Losing weight makes the fat cells
disappear and the pancreas
work properly again.
Doctors say 46% of patients
on the trial put their
Type 2 into remission.
We now have clear evidence that
weight loss of 10 or 15
kilograms is enough to turn
this disease around.
It's hugely exciting that we can do
that in routine practice,
with ordinary nurses,
ordinary GPs and ordinary patients.
I don't feel like a diabetic because
I don't think about it any more.
I've got my life back.
She says if she can beat
Type 2, then anyone can.
James Gallagher, BBC News.
Billy Bush has again reiterated
the authenticity of the leaked
"Access Hollywood" tape,
in which President Trump is heard
to make crude comments about women.
The TV host - who was with
Mr Trump at the time -
said there was no doubt
over his remarks.
Take a look at this.
Last week for some reason he came
out with that is not my voice on the
tape. You cannot say that, I was
there, you were there, that is your
voice on the tape. 20 women do not
get together and say it would be fun
to take down a powerful guide
together. I said OK, you're
reopening wounds, enough is enough,
stop playing around with up that
upset him. -- with people's lives.
Billy Bush was fired by NBC News
after the tape came out because they
felt he had been enabling the
president in the Commons that he was
making. There is some speculation
that all the things Billy Bush is
doing at the moment, he has exposed
a lot of these sexual harassment
cases in the New Yorker magazine,
some kind of retrospective
rehabilitation going on on his part
is the allegation.
Whether it is hail to the chief
or a current day tune -
music has always played an important
role at the White House.
It can be heard accompanying
historic events and even offering
a soundtrack to diplomacy.
Now a new book is looking
at the role music has played
during each president's time
in office and how it has
developed over the centuries.
Jane O'Brien has gone to meet some
of those behind the instruments.
Founded by an act of Congress signed
by President John Adams in 1798 the
United States Marine band has
provided music for the White House
and the president ever since.
the weight of history every day,
when you set foot inside the
executive office and have the
responsibility to set the tone for
whatever event is happening at that
time is exhilarating. There is a
sense of electricity inside the
White House and many times that is
driven by music.
Music at the White
House, the title of subject of a new
book, it is shaped by more than two
centuries of tradition and the
personal taste of the Presidents.
Thomas Jefferson played violin, John
Quincy Adams played the flute, many
presidents have played the piano
from Truman and Nixon, a wonderful
story of Richard Nixon playing the
piano and we all know of Bill
Clinton and the saxophone.
performances took place behind
closed doors but in recent decades
technology has ensured that the
White House is indeed the American
stage. President Harry Truman
demonstrated his musical skills in a
televised tour of the White House.
The arts were heavily promoted under
President John F. Kennedy. But it
was Ronald Reagan who began regular
televised performances in the 1980s.
And at times music has made history,
not merely accompanied it.
Prince Charles and Princess Diana
had taken the city by storm so John
Travolta wanted to dance with
Princess Diana but did not know the
protocol. He was assured it would be
fine and then we have that beautiful
image of them dancing in the grand
foyer of the White House and the
picture went across the globe.
American music evolved from its
European routes so to have the range
of performances, the Marine band,
the oldest continuing music group in
the US, has more often than not
provided the soundtrack of
Good to see Bill Clinton
they're playing his saxophone. I can
also play and a bit of a tingle on
I guess you could bring
those in if you really wanted to.
What about Donald Trump? I do not
think he plays but it is amazing,
Eisenhower, Clinton, Adams, all
played musical instruments. Perhaps
a reflection of a different era
where everyone played a musical
If you do not have Fox
News, you have to do something!
Let's move on.
Coming up next on BBC World News -
Ros Atkins is here with
Outside Source and for viewers
in the UK - we'll have the latest
headlines from Sean Ley.
For now - from Katty Kay
in Washington and me
in London - goodbye.
I will be in Los Angeles tomorrow.