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Hello, I'm Ros Atkins, this is Outside Source.

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Donald Trump has arrived in Washington for events leading up to

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his inauguration on Friday. The vice President-elect says this will be a

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smooth transfer of power. Our job is to be ready on day one.

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American people can be confident that we will be.

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Donald Trump's relationship with Russia is already

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I'll play you a BBC interview with President Putin's spokesperson,

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who denies that the Russian state hacked the US elections.

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Senegalese troops have entered the country to support

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who's been sworn in, despite the old president

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Up to 35 people are missing after an avalanche hit

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If you have any questions on the stories we are covering, in

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particular about inauguration day. You can contact us on social media.

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You can see the contact information on the screen throughout. If I can't

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answer the question, I'll try and find someone who can.

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This time tomorrow, Doanld Trump will be President of America.

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Let's have a look at some of the pictures that have come in in the

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last few hours. Here he is, landing

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at Andrews Air Force base He spoke to his staff at a lunch

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at his Washington hotel earlier. There was a jovial atmosphere, as

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you would imagine. Staff, supporters and his family all gathering to,

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well, celebrate what he has achieved, which is something quite

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extraordinary. I'm not sure many people apart from Donald Trump and

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soul thought it would be possible he could get the presidency, but he has

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proved all of those doubters wrong. -- Donald Trump himself.

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He laid a wreath at Arlington Cemetery less than an hour ago.

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That was to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in service to the

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US military. This is where the ceremony will take place tomorrow.

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You can imagine the amount of preparation involved in putting on

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inauguration day in Washington, DC is quite something. And, well mike

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would be surprised to hear this - there are lots of extra security and

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police around. @davidcommon CBC News: "Always

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lots of police in #Washington, but with protest and security

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threats, way more In a moment, I will speak to Jane

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O'Brien, live from the Washington newsroom. Let's just quickly have a

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look at the concert going on at the moment. This is a concert to make

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America great again, that is the title of the concert. As you can

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see, lots of people turning out right at the other end from where

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the inauguration ceremony will take place. We'll keep an eye on that

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concert. We can speak to our US

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Correspondent, Jane O'Brien. Washington is a city like any other

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anyway, almost a city apart from the rest of the country. -- unlike any

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other. I guess it changes fundamentally at this particular

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moment. We have just seen an abrupt change of tone in the last few

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minutes. When Donald Trump laid the wreath at the tomb of the unknown

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is, it was a very powerful symbol of the responsibility and the

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seriousness that he will assume as the nation's commander-in-chief.

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This was the first real official event when we see this transfer of

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power, this peaceful transition of power from one president to the

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relaxed. As I said, the real weight of responsibility that he will also

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assume when he takes the oath of office at noon. It's also a

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tradition that is aimed at establishing a real connection with

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the military. Of course, Donald Trump has never served in the

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military, with the men and women that he may come as

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commander-in-chief, may asked to make the ultimate sacrifice. -- may

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have to ask. Very different to the mood at the concert at the Lincoln

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Memorial that we were just showing. That is more of a celebration. In

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the last half hour or so, we have really witnessed that first

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transition of power. You mentioned he will take the oath of office at

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noon. Does his speech directly follow that? To be perfectly honest,

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I'm not sure of the exact sequence of events. What we are expecting

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from the speech is first of all it will be quite short. We are told

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that he is still preparing it. He is edits. And a few tweaks here and

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there. It's being described by Sean Spicer, his press secretary, at his

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very first press briefing today, as less of an agenda and more of a full

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as the goal document. I don't quite know what that means, -- a

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philosophical document. It's going to be a statement of Mr Trump's

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thoughts of what it is to be in government. What it is to be a

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citizen and his expectations and ambitions for America under his

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leadership. Depending on who you are in America, you are either excitable

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apprehensive about what Mr Trump is going to do when he assumes this

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role. When will the work begin? Can he get on with things tomorrow

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afternoon, or should we wait until Monday before the work really gets

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going? One minute past name, that is when the work begins. The Corompt

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team are up against it, because a lot of the key Cabinet positions

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have not yet been filled -- by Trump team. The confirmation process is

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still underway. The second tier of jobs of these various agencies are

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also unfilled. The team have established what they have called a

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beachhead of workers and volunteers who will go into these agencies and

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literally one minute past name and they will just keep them running,

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keep them functioning and told the management can really be

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established. He has also had to ask a number of Obama administration

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people in key posts, including several key posts in national

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security, to stay on, because he hasn't been able to fill those jobs

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yet. Although the work technically can begin immediately, it's going to

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take a little longer to establish the real structures and the

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formation of these agencies that he's going to be in charge of. Jane,

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for the moment, thank you. Good luck tomorrow for you and all my

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colleagues in Washington, it will be a very busy day on inauguration day.

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You can get full coverage of the inauguration of Donald Trump on BBC

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News. One other detail I spotted on Twitter, this from the BBC world

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Twitter feed. Trump hints New York Jets

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owner Woody Johnson That's not confirmed. Just a comment

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that suggests it is made by Mr Trump's thinking. Let's turn to an

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interview that came into the BBC news room not long ago.

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Stephen Sackur from BBC's HardTalk spoke earlier with the Kremlin

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spokesperson Dmitry Peskov, who works closely

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Stephen came onto the earlier edition of Outside Source

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after that interview to tell me about it.

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It was absolutely fascinating. You can imagine here in Moscow, minds

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are very much focused on what the Trump presidency will mean for

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Russia- US relations. And of course, I asked Dmitry Peskov, chief

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spokesman for Mr Bruton, all about that in the course of the interview,

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which we recorded just a short time ago -- President Putin. There was

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one other big issue I wanted to discuss with Mr Peskov. He

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personally has been described in some of the leaks on the information

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that has been flying around in recent days as 80 architect of what

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some alleged to be a concerted campaign of Russian bloody tricks --

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as a key architect. Bastareaud cyber hacking, -- dirty tricks. I had to

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ask Mr Peskov about this, about the allegations of cyber hacking. He

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responded by trying to turn the tables on me somewhat. He said, you

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know, it is in the United States where they suffer from cyber

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hacking. We suffer from it here in Russia, too. That might listen to

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his answer. Everyday, we have hundreds of thousands of cyber

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attacks against our digital systems in the Russian Federation. Some of

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them are coming from the territory of the United States. Dozens are

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coming from the territory of Germany. Dozens are coming from

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Great Britain. Do you think that it means, with a high state of

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certainty, that those attacks against our digital systems are

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being promoted by the governments in Washington, in London, or in Berlin?

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No, you are probably saying no, neither the Russian government nor

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the Kremlin, nor President Putin personally, nor military

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intelligence stand behind those attacks. If they really exist. Yes,

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Mr Peskov look to be in the eye and said, I can tell you, we are not

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responsible -- looked me in the eye. The Russian government are not

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responsible for the hacking of the DNC, the Democratic party e-mails,

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or any of the other that some in the West have accused us of. I said to

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him, well, somebody is lying here. It is either by Western intelligence

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agencies or it is you in Russia. He said, I agree with you. We will with

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interest the investigations and fold in the US, if they have real

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evidence, they should present it. In the view of Russia, that real

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evidence does not exist. That's Mike move onto the second topic that

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dominated our conversation, that of what Russia makes of Donald Trump.

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Mr Trump issued certain warm words about Mr Boot Room, saying he is

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smart and he believes -- President Putin. He believes President Putin

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is Abra ball. Does that mean there will be a warmer relationship

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between Donald Trump's Administration and Vladimir Putin's

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Russia? Here are the thoughts of Proskow on what comes next for

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Russia live in US relations. We want to have good relations with America

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-- thoughts of Peskov. We believe that we cannot solve lots of

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problems in this world and in our region that are endangering our

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country without cooperation with the Americans. That's why we are

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desperately needing a good relationship with Washington. But it

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takes two to tango. And what will be the approach by President Trump?

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This is the question. Stephen, did you pick of frustration by Mr Pasok

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Peskov that the narrative has been accepted in the West? Yes, there is

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a great deal of frustration about that. I think Mr Peskov believes

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that the Western approach to Russia is deeply prejudiced and deeply

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unfair. But then he probably would say that, wouldn't he? I'll tell you

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something interesting, though, that came out of the interview. He

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believes, and it's clear that the Russian government in general belief

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that Barack Obama, in the last few days and weeks, has been trying to

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in a sense limit Donald Trump's room for manoeuvre. Everything Mr Obama

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was saying yesterday for example about the importance of not easing

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sanctions on Russia unless Russia gives ground and the Ukraine issue,

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that is something the Russians deeply resent. Of course, they are

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hoping Donald Trump might well be a trusted in easing those sanctions,

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which are hurting the Russian economy -- might well be in trusted.

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Mr Trump will broadly expect something in return, and on that, Mr

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Peskov was not giving ground at all. I asked Mr Peskov, will there be a

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summit meeting between Putin and Trump in the near future? The

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Russians clearly wanted. Mr Peskov said, that is something we will work

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towards, but it is likely to take months rather than weeks. That is

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something we will obviously keep watching.

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You can catch Stephen's full interview with Dmitry Peskov

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on HardTalk, starting from the 21st of January.

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We are not going short of big interviews an Outside Source today.

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We have had Dmitry Peskov. We will also play you, Ahmed talking to the

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May. And we will talk about what is happening

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in the Gambia. That is the new president being sworn in. But he is

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not able to do it in his own not able to do it in his own

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country. We will explain what is going on, and why Senegalese troops

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have come across the border. The former Northern Ireland Deputy

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First Minister, Martin McGuinness, has announced he is to retire

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from front line politics and will not seek re-election

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to the Stormont Assembly in March. He said he had intended

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to step down in May, but that plan was overtaken

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by health problems and the political My own health problems have come

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after that crisis. I've really been dealing with this health situation

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for the last couple of months. It's a very serious illness. It has taken

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its toll on me. But I'm very determined to overcome it. And I'm

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very determined to overcome it to an extent where I can be very much

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involved in the whole process of peace and unity and reconciliation.

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This is Outside Source, live from the BBC newsroom.

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Events have begun in Washington leading up to Donald Trump's

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Earlier, Mr Trump laid a wreath at Arlington Cemetery to honour

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Let's turn to the main stories from the BBC World Service.

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Turkish media is reporting that the man suspected of attacking

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a nightclub in Istanbul on New Year's Eve is saying he chose

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On BBC Mundo, you'll find these pictures

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It's been increasingly active since October.

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Lava and ash is being thrown more than 2000m into the air.

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Let me show you a bit more of the Make America Great Against concert,

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taking place at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. -- great again.

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Let's have a listen. That is the first of many bands we

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are going to hear both today and tomorrow as the various events tied

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in with Donald Trump's inauguration get underway. There is a huge parade

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tomorrow, featuring lots of bands like the one we have just seen. We

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will keep an eye on that concert and play more of it a little later on. I

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want to turn to what has been happening at the annual World

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Economic Forum in Davos in Switzerland.

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Theresa May has speaking at the annual World

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There was particular attention on what she said

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after that speech earlier in the week, where she laid out her

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Here is the Prime Minister with the BBC's Economics

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What I described in my speech when I spoke about Brexit is actually our

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ambition as Britain, our ambition for a global Britain, ambition for a

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Britain which not only has a good free trade agreement with the EU but

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a Britain that is trading around the rest of the world. We have seen a

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number of countries that want to do trade agreements with us. Earlier

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today the Australians confirmed their commitment for a trade deal

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with the United Kingdom. So I want to be ambitious for the UK, and I am

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ambitious for the UK in what we can achieve, trading with the EU but

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also around the world, a truly global Britain. What have the banks

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said to you about why they are moving jobs? I have had a very good,

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positive discussion with banks about the benefits of the City of London,

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what has brought them there and how we can continue to build on that for

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the future. And there are huge benefits for investment in the UK.

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We have a fundamentally very strong economy. We have a service sector

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that is very important to us, that is valued around the world. I

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believe that truly global Britain can bring drops and prosperity to

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the UK across the board, including financial services -- can bring

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jobs. The white you can find that interview online. You can find that

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interview online. You might have heard that the nominations for

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Donald Trump's cabinet is continuing.

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President-elect Donald Trump's choice for Treasury Secretary

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He is a former banker with Goldman Sachs.

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He is nominated as Treasury Secretary.

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Here's some of what he said during his confirmation hearing.

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I want to correct the record about my involvement

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Since I was first nominated to serve as Treasury Secretary,

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I have been maligned as taking advantage of others,

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Nothing could be further from the truth.

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That is all to do with when he led a buyout of IndyMac, which collapsed

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in 2008. It was connected to the financial crisis, some call it the

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second-biggest banking collapse after Lehmann Brothers. There was a

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lot of two and fro about the role that he played in picking up of that

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business and the transformation of it. You can get more background

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online, look at the Washington Post and New York Times if you want

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details reporting on what is happening in that Treasury Secretary

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hearing. Perhaps a story that is not quite as

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important, you may have missed this. You might have missed this,

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but it appears that here in the UK we're in the grips

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of a courgette crisis. The Manchester Evening News says

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shoppers just can't cope. As the Daily Mail explains

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here, it's all down There's a bit of bad weather in

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Italy thrown in as well. Lots of drama. You wonder if people losing

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here. A Twitter user says, what is this waking nightmare?!.

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The BBC has been down to a wholesale market in London. Everything out of

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Spain, they have had very, very bad weather. Torrential rain, and now

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they have got snow in the reasons of the broccoli and the courgette being

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grown. -- the regions. It is just everything coming out of there.

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Courgette and normally six or sevenlbs, they are now ?20 and

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struggling to get them. I've been in this trade in 40 or years, I've

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never known it as bad as this. Everything is so dear. It has

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affected the up-and-coming sort of fruit from the trees. Things like

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that as well. The long-term effect we may still feel. A very serious

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story in Teheran today. The collapse of a high-rise building was shown

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live on state television. It is because of a big fire. This is what

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happened. We know the building had been

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evacuated, but unfortunately dozens of firefighters had gone into the

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building to try and deal with the fire. The city's mayor has confirmed

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that at least 20 by Paul were killed. -- 20 people were killed.

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BBC Persia have been covering this story. The building has collapsed

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totally. It is the way it collapsed, it is like the 9/11 print our

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collapsing in New York, the whole thing falling through. -- Twin Tower

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collapsing. The fire started at 7:30am. We presumed there were some

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people inside it. The authorities tried to evacuate the area, and the

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neighbouring areas. From the British Embassy, the German and the Turkish

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embassies. They did manage to put out the fire, or they thought they

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had. Then more firefighters went in, even civilians, people who had

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businesses there, went into check. And then suddenly the whole thing

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collapsed again after the fire restarted. Thanks for that update.

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Turning from Iran to West Africa and the ongoing crisis in the Gambia.

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Senegalese troops have gone in to support Adama Barrow, who has been

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sworn in. He was sworn in in Senegal because he doesn't believe it is

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safe to be in the Gambia. Yahya Jammeh is refusing to relinquish

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power. Let's bring in a BBC correspondent. Tell us more about

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this military operation? Well, West African troops led by Senegal, we

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understand, have crossed into the Gambia now. It has been confirmed by

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the spokesman of the Senegalese army. We don't exactly know how far,

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how deep they've come into the Gambia. It is possible that some of

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the troops have to be ferried across the river, so we don't exactly know

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the position. Everything is calm here in the capital, the city is

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like a ghost town tonight. And that's been the case for the whole

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day, actually. The streets are deserted, there's very little

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traffic on the main roads and the shops, the gas stations, everything

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stayed closed the entire day. And obviously here there is an anxious

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wait, to know whether the Senegalese forces are going to come all the way

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to the capital the night and whether they will meet any resistance. So

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far, the army spokesman of the Senegalese troops were telling us

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that they haven't met any resistance on the way. Do we know where the

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president is's the president who lost this election? You're talking

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about joy Jamala. We understand he is still in the state house, --

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Yahya Jammeh. We are not aware of a new whereabouts. But what we are

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told is that he's still there. There's very little security

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presence around the straight house. A few checkpoints, -- the state

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house. Nothing too major. And certainly what will be questionable

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tonight is whether the security forces that are still here in the

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capital are deployed on the President Jammeh's rule, whether

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they will try to resist the advance of the Senegalese troops and the

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Nigerian colleagues as well. Thank you, we appreciate the update. We

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have just had a message from one viewer saying, when you refer to the

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new president, please use his name. It is a he was inaugurated at the

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Gambian Embassy in Senegal. He wants to get home, when he will be a bull

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to do that, we just don't know. -- his name is Adama Barrow.

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Good evening. There is a lot going on with the weather in the world at

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the moment. I have to start in Europe. Winter weather has been

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causing some big problems close to the

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