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Republicans in Congress meet
to discuss gun controls and come up
with almost nothing.
The Florida school shooting may have
shifted the public opinion
nationwide but on Capitol Hill
resistance to new gun laws
is as strong as ever.
Donald Trump has proposed some
new ideas - including raising
the age limit for gun
purchases - but Republicans
say they aren't keen.
They couldn't even make
five hours in Syria -
the brief humanitarian pause to let
aid into East Ghouta
Also on the programme...
In the innner circle
of the White House, Hope Hicks
knows more than most.
But how much of it is
she prepared to share
with a congressional committee?
Singing and sliding in the snow -
fun for some, but for others
the Arctic blast across Europe
is causing serious problems.
Get in touch with us
using the hashtag...
Hello and welcome.
I'm Katty Kay in Washington
and Christian Fraser is in London.
Students from Parkland, Florida,
want Congress to act.
Republicans in Congress made
it pretty clear today
they aren't interested.
On the issue of whether to add
new laws to restrict
the sale of guns in America,
the Republican leadership
is unlikely to take
up any new proposals.
But polling in the country does
show public opinion has
shifted on the issue -
even among Republican voters.
Take a look at this CBS survey.
In December last year,
29% of Republicans said
laws covering gun sales
should be stricter.
When they were asked the same
question again last week -
the percentage went up to 43%.
Or in this CNN poll -
asking the general public
if they favoured or opposed
stricter gun laws.
In October 2017 -
just after the mass
shooting in Las Vegas -
52% said they favoured them
versus 44% against.
Compare that to now -
and 70% of those asked were in
favour of stricter gun laws.
Whilst those against drops to 27%.
Those numbers seem to be out
of synch with House speaker
Paul Ryan, speaking earlier.
We shouldn't be banning guns
for law abiding citizens -
we should be focusing on making sure
that citizens who shouldn't get guns
in the first place don't get those
guns and that is why we see a big
breakdown in the system.
In this case there were
a lot of breakdowns.
A short while ago I spoke
to Democratic Representative,
Val Demings from Florida,
who previously headed
the Orlando Police Department.
Congresswoman, it seems pretty clear
from listening to Republicans after
they met on the issue of school
shootings today, they are not
prepared to do very much,
if anything at all, in terms of new
legislation around gun
control in the country.
Are you disappointed?
Did you expect the shooting
at Parkland might have changed their
What I do expect is that the young
people who are advocating for
change are not going away.
These students, most
of them not old enough
to vote yet,
have had the blood of their friends
and their classmates
splattered upon them.
They are not going to let it go.
I have been disappointed though
in the Republican's responds.
How many more shootings?
150,000 children in
this country have been
exposed to school shootings.
What I do know is
this group of young
people will not let it go.
This is the generation
we have taught
when things are wrong,
you work to make them right.
They are going to hold Republicans
and all of Congress accountable.
It does seem those
Floridians are asking
more than Congress is contemplating.
Let me ask you about
the issue of mental health.
This is something the president
has raised and your
raising as the primary issue behind
the school shootings.
You were a former
chief police in the
Was there something under
Florida law that you
could have done to prevent somebody
like Nicholas Cruz from owning a
We need to work on our laws
because unless the person has made a
threat against a specific person,
then it is tough to consider that
When I hear the president
and the Republican
party talk about mental
illness, it is just a distraction.
What we need to do is get serious
about legislation that will keep
guns out of the hands
of dangerous people,
those who are mentally ill,
criminals, terrorists and others.
We have got to work
on the legislation.
My understanding, Congresswoman,
is the bar for people who are in law
enforcement, a police officer
like you used to be,
to go into somebody's home
and take their weapons away
from them, even if they are
somebody who has been
reported as having mental
problems, the bar for
doing that is very high.
You may not have been able
as a police officer to take
weapons away from him.
That is correct and that is why
we are pushing the gun violence
restraining order act.
It would have given
the sheriff's office and other
law enforcement over the country
the opportunity to go
in and temporarily remove weapons
from the home of
someone who had made statements,
someone who exhibited behaviour that
family members thought was a danger
to themselves or others.
Legislation like that
would have given law
enforcement the tools
they would have needed
to remove those weapons.
As a former police
officer, what do you
make of the President's idea
of arming teachers in schools?
It is an idea I have
heard before but when it
comes out of the mouth
of the commander-in-chief,
I know of nothing
that has been proposed yet that is
more ridiculous than arming our
teachers and our head teachers.
I talked to several of them
in the district, they reminded me
as a law maker that they signed up
They did not sign up to get
in a gunfight with an active
It is the most ridiculous thing
I have heard and I hope the
president and others
will abandon that idea.
you for joining me.
Clearly there are stiff headwind is
coming from Congress. I can see
where some of the Republicans are
coming from. They have primaries in
the spring and they are unlikely to
get into a row of second amendment
supporters at home. Which sort of
position as the president going to
adopt, that is not clear.
been vague, talking about doing
something about mental health and
making it impossible for somebody to
get Gansu has a mental health
problem. In practical terms, it is
hard to get guns away from people.
The background checks might be
tightened up a little bit. I think
last week there was some perception
at looking at what is happening in
the united states and those students
who turned up in Florida that
something new with happen. That is
what I am sceptical about this week.
The energy in favour of tighter gun
laws has evaporated in the country
and people, even though the hearing
from Florida, we want more, I am
very surprised if they moved on with
It is that standpoint, guns is
solved by more guns, it is not
understood on this site of the
Before we move on, can we just
revisit this meeting the President
had with the governors yesterday.
You might have seen
that he was confronted during that
meeting by the Washington State
governor Jay Inslee,
who doesn't like the idea
of arming teachers.
I have under stood you have
We recommend things
and then they do not look good
later. I suggest less tweeting and
more listening and let's take that
off of the table and move forward.
We are going to watch that again but
we are going to watch it with the
camera on president Trump. It is a
study in body language.
I suggest we need more listening and
let's take that off of the table and
Thank you very much.
am going to move the microphone and
I know where I would like to put it.
Please can you shut up now? It is
fabulous. He did not love that, did
No, I do not think the governor
is his cup of tea. You might lock
him up with Hillary Clinton.
might not get an invite back.
The first 'five hour' ceasefire
in the Syrian enclave
of Eastern Ghouta has
ended in failure.
The brief pause was ordered
by Syria's ally Russia, which said,
it would be repeated daily -
to allow civilians to leave.
An estimated 400 thousand people
are trapped in Eastern Ghouta
which is held by Syrian rebels,
and in the last week more than 560
people have been killed.
In the UK hundreds of schools have
been shut today. Yes, the weather
front from Russia has brought snow
and strong winds but it has put
vulnerable people at risk.
For some, it is an excuse
to pose a quirky video.
But for people, and animals,
it is hard getting around
right now in places such as Hungary.
It is dangerous, too.
The driver of this lorry
in Serbia was lucky.
He was left hanging in his cabin
for two hours before being rescued.
Even the island of Corsica,
more associated with sunny summer
holidays, woke to this.
controversial measures to
get homeless people
off of the streets.
The authorities say if people
refuse to move, the police
will detain them and bring them
to shelters like this one.
They come here, says the volunteer.
They have a bed and paper sheets.
Ten people were detained
last night and slept
here, he says.
TRANSLATION: I realise that homeless
people really refuse to
I worked with my colleague this
weekend to draft a decree to
force those people to
Rome is not itself either.
A fight not normally
witnessed at the Coliseum.
There hasn't been
snowed here for six
Further east in cities like
Bucharest, schools have been closed.
There has been major disruption
for those travelling by road and by
Let's get more from Syria.
Women in Syria are being sexually
exploited by men who are delivering
aid on behalf of the United Nations.
The BBC has uncovered evidence that
aid workers have traded food
and transport for sexual favours.
There were warnings about this
abuse three years ago.
But it seems its continuing
in the south of the country.
Today the British foreign secretary
Boris Johnson said his government
would not fund any agency
or international charity that failed
to tackle the exploitation of women.
Our diplomatic correspondent
James Landale reports.
The fighting in Syria continues.
Here, in rebel-held
Eastern Ghouta and elsewhere.
And it has now emerged that some
refugees fleeing the conflict have
faced demands for sex from local
Syrian officials delivering aid on
behalf of international charities.
They were withholding the aid that
had been delivered and then
using these women for sex.
So, this was a range
of women, there were women
of different ages in the group.
Some had experienced it themselves.
Some were very distraught.
an experienced aid worker.
She heard these stories from women
who had fled to Jordan
and they told her that many refused
to go to distribution centres
because people would assume they had
offered their bodies for aid.
Two charities, Care and
the International Rescue Committee,
warned about this abuse three years
ago and tightened
up their procedures.
But a report from the UN
Population Fund late last
year confirmed that sex
was still being traded for aid.
Sexual exploitation and abuse
of women and girls has been ignored.
It's been known about and it's been
ignored for seven years.
This war is seven years old.
The UN and the system,
as it currently stands,
have chosen for women's bodies
to be sacrificed.
The Department for International
Development said it was not aware
of any cases like this involving UK
aid, and if there were,
the Foreign Secretary said
the funding would be stopped.
Obviously, we have talked a great
deal about this in the last few
weeks since the whole business broke
with Oxfam and so on,
and Penny Mordaunt and I are
to a zero tolerance approach.
Can it be stopped?
Well, we will not support
agencies that engage
in that kind of activity.
UN agencies and charities said
they had zero tolerance
of exploitation, but were not aware
of any cases of abuse
by their own partner organisations,
and one UN spokesman played down
the reports, saying
they were incomplete,
fragmented and unsubstantiated.
James Landale, BBC News.
The BBC's Diplomatic Correspondent,
James Landale reporting there -
and he's with us now.
It is not as if the UN has not faced
this problem before. I was saying
last week that 13 years ago I did a
similar story. You said there were
reports about this two or three
years ago and have not taken action.
We did take some action. In 2015,
two eight agencies heard about this.
The brought it to a meeting at the
headquarters. The mood of that
meeting was we need to find out more
about this. Some then carried out
more research, others said, we are
going to tighter our procedures,
improved training. Clearly, others
did not take as much action because
all the evidence is, from a report
by the United Nations itself, says
it is still going on.
James, can I
ask you about the ceasefire, or at
the meant to be ceasefire that seems
to be broken and the reports seems
to be that both sides are
complaining that the other side did
not live up to the truce on what are
you hearing and what are the chances
this can be resumed tomorrow and
I think there is very
little expectation that any kind of
ceasefire, whatever kind of language
you want to use, is going to happen.
The problem is you have got an
illustration of the power struggles
that are going on. You have the
international community is saying,
we want a 30 day ceasefire. You have
the Russians saying, we want a five
hour pause each day. It is possible
to get humanitarian aid in. You have
the Syrian regime are doing their
own thing. What we are seeing is
there are limits on how much
external actors can control what is
going on in the ground.
very much for coming in.
Few people are closer
to Donald Trump than Hope Hicks
who has spent today in the company
of the House Intelligence Committee
This is pretty much as close
to the President as this
investigation can get.
So what do we know
about Hope Hicks?
As communications director
she is one of the most influential
figures in the inner circle -
and only 29 years old.
Her family are well
known in the PR world -
she started work in 2012
with a PR firm in New York,
and later went on to represent
Ivanka Trump's fashion brand.
She was a political novice but very
soon was drafted into help
on the Trump campaign.
She has been there,
right from the beginning.
Through the transition.
And is now a key figure
in the Oval Office.
Which is why she is of such interest
to Robert Mueller's team.
She was interviewed
by him in December -
and this is her first appearance
before the House
Specifically they want to know
about a flight on Airforce one
last summer during which Mr Trump
dictated a statement
about the rationale for a campaign
meeting between Trump's son Don
and a Russian operative.
Hope Hicks was on that flight.
The are going to grill her on that
element of the investigation. The
real question is how forthcoming she
is going to be.
There were mixed
reports about this as she came out
of the enquiry today. You had some
lawmakers saying it was boring and
no news came out of it, others was
saying she was and swearing
questions. Others said she was not
and drink the questions. It is hard
to explain how close she is to
Donald Trump. Imagine her as your
favourite niece, someone you see as
your prodigy and the president has
kept hope Hicks very close to him
during the campaign and during the
White House. That is why
investigators are keen to talk to
her. She knows pretty much
everything. She has been in the
meetings and heard what Donald Trump
She was sitting on that
plane when they were working out the
strategy to deal with the story that
was breaking about the meeting in
Trump Tower. The others, Steve
Bannon and Jeff Sessions, they have
invoked executive privilege. If she
does that again today, there is a
problem for Congress, isn't there?
Never before have we seen executive
privilege used in this kind of way.
Yes, it would be a problem. We have
not heard she has done that, by the
way. It would get them in the
position we are the White House is
stonewalling. You have to leave it
up to Bob Miller how he is going to
respond to that and push to make
sure these people answer questions.
He wants them to answer. Let's look
at some other news that has come in
from around the world.
In a landmark ruling,
a federal court in Germany has
decided that cities can ban some
diesel cars in order
to tackle air pollution.
Environmental groups had brought
the case against two German cities -
Stuttgart and Dusseldorf,
but it will apply nationwide.
The measures could affect more
than nine million vehicles
which fail to meet EU environmental
The biggest cable TV operator
in the United States has made
a thirty-one billion dollar bid
to buy the British broadcaster, Sky.
The offer from Comcast - which owns
NBC and Universal Pictures -
is higher than an existing one
from Rupert Murdoch's
21st Century Fox.
Fox already owns 39%
of Sky and has offered
to buy the remainder --
but that's been opposed by Britain's
The film director Lewis Gilbert -
the British director of Alfie,
Educating Rita and three James Bond
films - has died at the age of 97.
He directed more than 40 films
during his long career -
and our Arts Correspondent David
Silito looks back at his life.
That's it, it's fine.
When Lewis Gilbert took
on Bond in You Only
Live Twice, he was already a
director with 20 films to his name.
He had directed Orson Welles Dirk
Bogart, but 007 with its
budget was new territory.
I have made 25 films and I've never
been on one where this doesn't
ever come up.
If I said today, I want 5000
people flown in from
Tokyo, I'm sure they
would be flown in.
In the '50s, Lewis Gilbert had
made his name with a string of tales
of stiff upper lip
wartime British valour.
And then in the '60s, a film that
helped define a very different
era - Alfie.
My understanding of woman
only goes as far as the
When it comes to the pain,
I'm like every other bloke.
I don't want to know.
No, no, no, Michael,
we are going right.
On set, he was easy-going,
A child of musical performance, he
had spent his life in show business.
And 17 years after Alfie, he was
reunited with Michael Caine in
I thought it was something serious.
After that, another
Willie Rosol adaptation -
-- Willy Russell.
Lewis Gilbert, providing some
of James Bond's greatest moments.
Lewis Gilbert who's
died at the age of 97.
You only live twice. Moon break with
Roger Moore. That was one of my
Who is your
favourite James Bond? I love Roger
mirror because he used to take the
Mickey out of the genre. -- Roger
mirror. It has to be Sean Connery.
He could have no pictures at all and
listened to him all day.
think you grow up with a James Bond?
Mine is Daniel Craig.
We all have a
crush on Daniel Craig. I have a
crush on Daniel Craig as well, we
can be honest about this. He doesn't
own stunts and he has the greedy
atmosphere, you do not know what he
is thinking. -- moody atmosphere. I
must've seen his films 15 times. One
of the best films ever. Goldeneye is
Diamonds are forever. I
liked that film. I do like Sean
Connery. They are in black and
white, some of them.
Can you do it
No, I cannot.
OK. My very favourite Sean Connery
movie... This is my advice to you,
we are talking about the weather,
this is what people can be doing. I
know it is a nightmare when your
children cannot go to school. We get
snowflakes in Washington and all the
schools are shut. When you are stuck
at home with your kids, hunt for red
October. The advantages of the beast
from the east. That is not Sean
Connery, by the way.
This is Beyond 100
Days from the BBC.
Coming up for viewers on the BBC
News Channel and BBC World News -
what these photographs tell us
about modern day slavery,
on a main street near you.
You will be surprised.
And Usain Bolt's turns his
attention to football -
which club's he signed with...
We will tell you.
That's still to come.
First came the cold and then the
snow. Most of us have had snow. More
snow on the horizon. This picture
from Kent. On the menu, further
heavy snow showers in places. More
travel disruption. The wind chill
becomes more of an issue as well. In
the short-term, the end to the flow
of cold air coming in from Siberia.
You can see the extent of the cold
across Europe. Any snow showers will
produce accumulation. It runs from
east to west in the UK. Drier and
clearer across western parts. The
focus of the showers, into
north-east Scotland into the night.
Minus eight Celsius in some places.
We are concerned about these no
piling up. An amber Met Office
weather warning to be prepared.
Nasty travel conditions for parts of
the Central Belt in Scotland as we
go from Wednesday to Thursday, due
to the frequency and intensity of
the snow showers. Some spots will
get a heavy snow shower after
another. Scattered snow showers
around on Wednesday. These are the
top temperatures. The chilly night
but by day these are the
temperatures. This is what it feels
like in the wind, minus figures. The
easterly wind picks up a little bit.
This area of low pressure comes in
from the south, feeding moisture
into the cold air across the UK.
Snow showers continued Thursday and
we are going to see a spell of snow
in northern parts and blizzards and
icy conditions building up into
Friday across southern parts of the
UK. Still running into north-east
England and parts of Scotland. We
minted in amber warnings into first
date -- we maintain. This is going
into Thursday, heavy and disruptive
snow and another bitterly cold day.
This is Beyond 100 Days,
with me Katty Kay in Washington -
Christian Fraser's in London.
Our top stories -
As Republicans in Congress meet
to discuss gun controls
after the Parkland school shooting -
one Florida congresswoman and former
Orlando police chief gives
us her view on arming teachers.
I know of nothing that has been
proposed yet that is more ridiculous
than arming our teachers
and our principles.
In Syria, a temporary humanitarian
ceasefire in the rebel-held
territory of Eastern Ghouta
collapses on its first day.
Coming up in the next half hour:
The decades old dispute over
the name, Macedonia,
and why it could be an obstacle
to its future membership of the EU -
we hear from the Prime Minister.
The powerful pictures
highlighting modern day slavery
in cities across the world.
Let us know your thoughts
by using the hashtag...
It's not just Syria where Russia
is making it's influence
felt in the Middle East.
On Monday, Moscow vetoed a bid
at the United Nations to criticise
Iran for allowing its weapons to end
up in the hands of
Yemen's Houthi rebels.
For the past three years the Houthis
have been waging war
against the government -
backed by a Saudi led coalition.
10,000 people have dead and millions
have been forced from their homes.
Joining us now is the former US
Ambassador to Yemen -
Thank you for coming in here. The
finger is pointed at Iran. To what
extent do you think Iran is
manipulating the situation in Yemen?
That is the case. A lot of it had to
do when Saudi Arabia ended with its
coalition and it was an invitation
for Iran to deepen its involvement.
What we have seen is clear evidence
they have been transporting missiles
into Yemen for use by the Houthi's.
It poses an enormous risk of
In conversations I have
had with Saudi officials, what they
are saying is this is an existential
issue and they are resolute that
they will make sure there is never
has blah on the border. Is that what
you are hearing?
The pressures for
them or they are vulnerable to
ballistic missiles and incursions.
That is why they entered the region.
Is differential -- similar to the
war in Syria. If the US is going to
engage in Yemen, it has to
understand what the Houthi's want.
hope we are trying to back channel
information and there was an
opportunity when one of the Houthi
negotiators went to Iran where they
had abducted and were releasing. He
sat there with the intention of
being available to international
western diplomats to discuss this
Work there the sun watching
Work there the sun watching
who talk about the hypocrisy of the
United States in the UK. We have had
a former government minister who is
the only British pollen --
politician who has been to Yemen. He
said we are dangerously in danger of
becoming complicit in the Saudi
policy towards Yemen. We are arming
The American government
is in the same position. It is
difficult to do so is the assaults
from the impact the air campaign has
over Yemen and the humanitarian
toll. It makes us less than an
honest broker when we try to speak
to other parties in the conflict.
have the White House talking about
the prospect of increasing its
military ties with the Saudi
government and they are proud they
are doing so and saying this is a
great opportunity for them. Is there
any concern that the Trump
administration could be tainted by
the Saudi's actions in Yemen and the
damage this is causing to civilians
in the country?
I do detect
concerned in their White House. We
need to do more and we have been
reticent to mix it up and insist
they need to do something. They
don't understand how deep the whole
is that they have dug for themselves
and they need to stop digging
We will see if they
listen. Thank you very much for
Slavery has many modern forms.
There are children who work
as domestic servants,
farm hands and factory workers,
bonded labourers who are tied
to ever-mounting debts,
victims of sex trafficking
who endure some horrific abuse.
The business of exploiting these
people is a global industry worth
150 billion dollars a year.
Perhaps as many as 40 million people
globally are trapped
in this modern slavery.
One in four victims are children.
Here is the story of a Nigerian man,
who came to Britain searching
a better life but soon ran out
of money and ended
up on the streets.
My name is tippee and I am from
Nigeria. 28 years old from Nigeria.
I was the victim of Modern Slavery
Bill. When I got to the UK, I have
some money. Before my money ran out,
I ran out of cash and I was on the
streets. I felt the only people who
could be of help to me were people
from Nigeria. I met this lady in a
salon and some of them were
Nigerians. They said they were going
to arrange for me to meet their boss
and told me what I was going to do
and that if I am very loyal to him,
he will sort me out. Every night, I
got to the club and they would go to
the toilet and when they came out,
you would give them some aftershave
and some spray and they were
dropping a pound or two macro
pounds. They would hand it over to
the boss and they took everything.
We were just living our lives for
this man. They never allowed me to
use my phone and they never allowed
me to make friends. Some signs --
sometimes they would hit you and use
swear words on you but I couldn't go
to the police because they kept
lingering and kept echoing saying if
you go to the police, you will be in
trouble. That scared me, that I
couldn't even go to the police.
There is currently an exhibition
which is touring the UK.
The Photographer Rory Carniegie has
recreated the lives of people
who are known to have been
trafficked into the UK.
And we'll take a look at some
of those images as we go.
But with me in the studio,
is the retired Court of Appeal judge
who now sits as the Co-Chair
of the All Party Parliamentary Group
on Human trafficking and
There is great awareness now around
the world about this scourge of
human travertine and I was listening
to a senator in Congress the other
day saying that what we need to do
is apply best practice across the
West to do with the problem. Where
do you think we can put more effort?
We have an extremely good Modern
Slavery Bill act passed in 2015, but
it has only been partially
implemented and if we can get the
government to get this tragedy
together and start to implement
parts of the Modern Slavery Bill
act, we will have made progress.
is that prosecution of people
perpetrating the crime that is the
problem. In 2016, there are 9000
convictions worldwide which is
extraordinary when you think of the
number of people being trafficked.
The trouble is the people who are
trafficked for a variety of reasons
don't want to give evidence. Also we
are not looking after them in
England and Wales to a degree that
makes them want to come forward and
give evidence and stop speaking as a
former lawyer, if you don't have
that good evidence, it is difficult
to get a conviction from the jury.
To what extent do all of us every
day as we are going about our lives
encounter or come across people that
are in slavery without us realising
They walk down the street, we
don't know. One of the problems is
the lack of awareness among ordinary
people. The churches are beginning
to do some good work, particularly
the Pope and the Vatican who is
mobilising is people across the
world to look for this. The Church
of England, the Roman Catholic
Church in England are doing good
work but we do not know enough about
them. Even the police don't yet know
enough about it.
It is an industry
that is now making something like
$150 billion a year. Who is that
money going to?
It is at least
that's because trafficking of people
across the world, it is the second
most valuable illegal trade in the
world. It is going to those who wore
enslaving people. They are
traffickers right across the world
will stop a great many eastern
Europe, a great many the Far East.
Vietnamese boys are in fact brought
to England and are asked to work in
cannabis farms which are rented
accommodation. They are enslaved by
being locked in.
One of the things
you said is you need people to come
forward and to talk about their
experience in slavery. One of the
problems in this country and I
suppose it is common in the US, is
when they come forward, sometimes
they are returned to their home
countries. If they have taken great
risk to get here in the first place
and put themselves in the hands of
these human traffickers, they are
not likely to come forward if they
think they are going to be returned.
We are not generous to those that
have been found positively
identified as having been enslaved.
We ought to be much more generous
that they have no right to remain in
this country. It is one of the
things we are battling in our
Parliamentary group to try and get
at least a few months for people to
be allowed to stay, to find out
whether or not it is safe to let
them go back to their own country.
It is a pleasure to have you in the
studio, thank you very much.
not generous, that sums up the
frustration of people trying to
combat this. You try and encourage
people to come forward and without
them, it is difficult to crack down
on the gangs and the groups and
rings perpetrating this slavery.
When they do come forwards, they
face the prospect of being deported.
There is some action in the US will
stop the head of the foreign
relations committee has pushed this
issue vigorously and went to Asia in
2014 and came back and were shocked
by what he saw. He has managed to
raise several millions of dollars
for this but whether that is going
to manage to break this legal logjam
is hard to see.
I won -- I watched
one of the hearings are countries
that identified as not doing enough
to tackle human trafficking, they
were let off the hook because
America didn't want to Paris them.
The other thing I was going to say
was that is different practices even
here in the UK. Scotland bringing in
a 90 day period after these people
come forward to say they have been
trafficked, they were going to care
for 90 days which gives them more
time. One of the real problems at
the moment is people who have been
victims of trafficking are
trafficked because they are either
put back on the street or put back
in the hands of these traffickers.
That is one of the things she was
There is best practice
out there which needs to be shared
The Irish broadcaster has said a
draft legal task about the EU will
see Northern Ireland may be
considered part of EU customs
territory after Brexit. This text
will put into legal terms the
agreement between the UK which will
be reached last December. Some said
it was a fudge and we didn't have
the details and they didn't know how
they would avoid this hard border
between Northern Ireland and the
Irish Republic. They will print this
document tomorrow. 120 pages. There
are several things in there and it
will be dense.
The European Union's chief Brexit
negotiator, Michel Barnier,
says there are still significant
points of disagreement with the UK
over Britain's withdrawal
from the EU.
It doesn't mean that this is to be
no border between the north and
south and the border will be putting
the Irish Sea. It is there as a
backstop. Is saying they will have
the solution if they can't find
another way to get forward on the
I was going to ask
whether this settled the question
but I think you have and sedate.
Prosecutors in South Korea
are seeking a 30-year jail
sentence for their former President.
Park Geun-hye, who is standing trial
on charges including
bribery and abuse of power,
was ousted last year
after being impeached over
a corruption scandal.
She's been held in custody
for almost a year.
A village in the Southern Germany
has decided to keep a Nazi-era bell
hanging in a local church.
The bell bears the engraving
"All for the Fatherland -
Adolf Hitler" above a large
After months of dispute,
the church's parish council has
now decided to keep it,
and put up a plaque explaining
the bell's history.
Donald Trump has picked
one of his political
strategists as campaign manager
for his 2020 re-election campaign.
The Trump Organization hired
Brad Parscale in 2011
as a digital media guru.
He was asked in 2015 to create
a website for Mr Trump's
exploratory White House bid,
and a year later became
the campaign's digital director.
This is Beyond 100 Days.
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Usain Bolt reveals
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Heavy snow and freezing temperatures
have caused disruption
and treacherous driving conditions
across much of the UK.
In Lincolnshire, there were 20
accidents in three hours.
In one crash, three
people were killed.
Forecasters have warned of worse
weather conditions to come.
The East Coast had time to prepare.
Travellers had a taste of what this
week has in store. Lincolnshire
Police dealt with 20 accidents in a
three-hour period. Three people died
in a collision on A15 Edgbaston and
a school bus veered off the road are
deepening Saint James. In Essex, a
car passenger filmed 17 damaged or
abandoned vehicles alongside the
A120 close to Colchester. In Kent
where the county council had
declared a snow emergency, Grifters
worked flat out to cover as many
roads as possible but like traffic
overnight meant salt couldn't do its
work and by the time the morning
commute began, accidents and ice had
closed a series of routes. Drivers
posted video images of the M20 where
traffic was brought to a halt north
of Maidstone and The Weald. Up to
ten centimetres of snow fell across
Kent, Surrey and East Sussex where
farmers helped to keep minor roads
open. More than 300 schools were
closed. The village of Leeds was
completely is cut off a time as ice
and compacted snow was stranded cars
and lorries. Across the eastern
counties, traffic crawled and
travellers waited for news on
cancelled rail services. Operators
have run empty trains through the
night to keep the tracks open but
for a while, this snow defeated
them. Temperatures falling again.
Travelling will remain unpredictable
and hazardous in the coming days.
This week the European Commission
President Jean-Claude Junker has
been visiting the new prospective
members of the EU.
He's been on a whirlwind tour
of the western Balkan countries
The Republic of Macedonia,
Albania, Serbia, Montenegro,
Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo.
It's an area of Europe that has seen
more than its fair share of war -
and not so long ago.
The trip said Mr Junker's staff
is intended to serve
as an encouraging gesture
to these counties.
And one country that certainly
thinks it can benefit from EU
membership is Macedonia.
One of the things that stands in
their places their name. Greeks have
argued that the name, Macedonia,
represents a territorial claim of
Greece's northern province which is
also named Macedonia. I have been
speaking to the Prime Minister and I
put it to him that Greece is not
likely to budge on the issue of the
We are the Republic of Macedonia. We
understand our good friends in
Greece. They have another part of
the country called Macedonia. Now
the problem is how to distinguish
between our country and the regional
Macedonia in the Greek side. We try
to understand completely and because
of that, we are in sight of
negotiations with the Prime Minister
in Greece. We are positive in our
way to find a solution. We are
prepared to accept geographical
distinction in our new name and what
will be used for every country. We
try to find a way how we will
protect the interests of our country
but the interests of Greece. We must
take care of each other because we
can agree on anything but our
institutions must vote for that and
give support for that.
promised has made encouraging noises
but his Defence Secretary has been
adamant Macedonia cannot be part of
your name if you want to be a member
of the European Union.
done that all this year. Nothing
moves. We have positive
recommendation since 2009 to start
negotiations. We have an open
invitation from Nato since 2008 and
we didn't become a member of Nato
and we participate in all nations in
Afghanistan and everywhere in the
world. There is a consensus of
decisions in Nato and the European
Union and we try to encourage Greece
that they accept.
Macedonia must be in the name
It is in our country and
Greece. The bigger party. We accept
it is a fact.
With countries like
yours that are trying to get up to
the European average, the best
talent in the country leaves for the
biggest western economies. We have
seen it with Bulgaria and Romania.
Are you worried that might happen
We have expectations
when to become a member of the
European Union. It is an open market
now. We believe in the values and
these values will be more guaranteed
for you to remain in our country. We
hope to improve our economy and
standard because we attract a lot of
foreign investors. They push the
economy and increase salaries.
Prime Minister that of Macedonia. It
would mean a lot to country. The
unemployment rate in Macedonia is
22% and they have been meeting
Finance yeas here in London and one
of them the European development
bank, says it will take them 60
years to get up to the EU GDP
average per person in Macedonia.
That is how far they are behind. It
is a long road for these countries
because they have to get their
courts in order, freedom of the
press, political unity in the
country. There is a lot to do. The
point that Jean-Claude Juncker is
making us why do we want a country
like that as member of the European
Union was to mark this as part of
the European neighbourhood and it is
not so long ago that we have war in
the Western Balkans and the best way
to avoid that is for them to set
aside political differences and
become part of the European family.
Their chances or have they improved
or not with Britain leaving the
European Union? Is there a desire of
things they have to do to get their
governments in order? Is there more
of a desire from the European
Commission to have new members?
would say they are already solving
the European problems. I have been
on the border between Greece and
Macedonia years ago when migrants
were flowing through the Western
Balkans into Europe. You want us to
be part of the solution to the
migrant issue but you don't want us
to be part of the European Union.
They would say they are an integral
part of the Security solution within
the European Union and that is why
they should be fast tracked.
taking the consequences of the
position they are in. This is my
favourite story of the day.
Usain Bolt who has always
harboured an ambition to be
a professional footballer,
posted a rather mischevious
tweet the other day.
He said he was signing
for a new football team.
Which got tongues wagging.
Today we learn that he will make
his footballing debut
at the Theatre of Dream,
Old Trafford in a charity Soccer Aid
match on the tenth June.
Yes the eight-time Olympic gold
medallist will captain a team
of international celebrities.
He is a massive
Manchester United fan.
His team will take
on Robbie Williams team to raise
money for Unicef.
Here's the promo.
A brand-new captain for this soccer
aid world 11.
Robbie, let me
entertain you. You can run but you
can't hide. Stick to singing and
leave the football for me.
Williams looks like he is in good
health at the moment. Usain Bolt
looks a little bit alive. It will be
interesting to see how they move
around the pitch.
Are you saying
Robbie Williams looks fitter than
Quite the reverse.
thought your eyes need testing
I would wonder how you would
mark someone like Usain Bolt. Give
him 30 yards and see if you can
Would you even go on the
pitch if you knew Usain Bolt was on
I am a distance runner.
one of the most charming characters.
That would be set alight. It is for
a good cause, Unicef. He is playing
at Manchester United and he is a big
Manchester United fan.
You made a
good stab at Sean Connery. Give us
the lightning bolts. You can do it.
I have no reputation left. Coming up
on the programme, we will have the
latest headlines from Carole Walker.
I will be back with some more
impressions tomorrow. Thanks very
much for watching.