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


It has been a busy first day for Donald Trump.


He's signed an executive order to withdraw the US from a major


international trade deal between 12 Pacific Rim countries -


And he's also had a message for business leaders.


The regulations are going to be cut massively and the taxes


are going to be cut way down so you're gonna have now incentive,


Mr Trump's Sean Spicer has made his second appearance -


his first at the weekend contained a a number of false statements -


I'm going to tell you the facts as I know them and if we make a mistake


we will do our best to correct that. Lyse Doucet is in Kazakhstan


where Syrian peace talks convened by Russia, Iran


and Turkey are underway. Plus Jonathan Beale will be live


with me to explain the latest in a political row around


the UK's nuclear deterrent. President Donald Trump has


begun his first full week in office. One of his first moves


is to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership -


that's a trade deal Samir Hussein is here. Do we have


other hurdles to jump before America is out? Did is pretty much it when


it comes to the trade deal. The new President Trump was not going to go


forward with this trade deal and it was a signature part of the


administration, there was a lot of support for that. And when you talk


about the transpacific partnership, people who did not agree with that,


it was more Democrats not in agreement. So we're seeing President


Trump, one of the first things he has done is to sign this order to


get out of it. He is in fact going ahead with some of the things we


talked about during his campaign. But interestingly this is something


that usually people on both sides are in agreement with going forward


with trade agreements. So it is a departure from what we have seen


from other Republicans. But in line with what Donald Trump said of the


campaign trail, bet he feels free trade is not serving American


industry? Absolutely and we heard that the president has gone further


still talking about the North American Free Trade Agreement and we


heard from the White House spokesperson Sean Spicer who said in


his first full briefing that they are going to be speaking with the


heads of Canada and Mexico to look at renegotiating the North American


Free Trade Agreement. So trade has been a topic for the president on


his first full day in office. Stay with us, at the start of the day the


President said he had a busy week planned.


With a heavy focus on jobs and national security.


We're going to be cutting taxes massively for both the middle-class


and companies and that is massive. We're trying to get it down to 15,


20%. We are going to be cutting regulation massively. We will have


regulation, just a strong and protective of the people as the


regulation we have right now. But what we have right now, you cannot


do anything. We can cut regulations by 75%, maybe more. A company


wanting to fire all its people in the United States, and build some


factory someplace else and then thinks that product is just going to


flow across the border into the US, that is not going to happen. They


will have to pay a substantial border tax. When Donald Trump speaks


of regulation, was specifically is he driving at? There are a few


things he is driving at. When he talks a lot regulation he is talking


about things like banking regulations, that he believes are


hurting the ability of the banks to be able to engage in investing


activities. When he talks about other regulations, he means the tax


code, that is very complicated and he wants to reduce any difficulties


around that and make it easier for businesses to create more jobs in


the US. It is interesting about the people he assembled, business


leaders from 12 different companies including Mr musk, and we thought


that we had the head of Lockheed Martin, the number one arms supplier


for the Pentagon, in charge of a fighter jet programme. The one that


back in December Donald Trump criticised for cost overruns. There


were also part of this roundtable discussion. And Donald Trump has now


said he wants to bring this group back together again for almost a


month to talk about different ways that they can keep more


manufacturing jobs here in US. Thank you very much.


White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has just


This follows his debut on Saturday when he accused the press of false


reporting and then made a number of incorrect statements.


Well he tried to lighten the mood at the start of this one.


Good afternoon and thank you for coming to our first official


briefing. I was going to start with a recap of the inauguration but we


have covered that pretty well. By the way I know that Josh Ernest was


voted the most popular press secretary by the press corps and


after checking my Twitter feed I shot him an e-mail letting him know


he can rest easy that his title is secure for the next few days at


least! That did not go down so well. We then got a sign of how the rules


of the game have changed - first question to Rupert Murdoch's


New York post. Second to the Christian


Broadcasting Network, then two Inevitably though


the issue of the size Remember Sean Spicer said


it was the biggest ever inauguration crowd -


when a raft of evidence There are times when we believe


something to be true or get something from an agency or we act


in haste because the information available was not complete but our


desire to communicate with the American people, and so we do it.


But I think when you look, we're going to do our best ever done we


can. I will come out and tell you the facts as we know them and if I


make a mistake I will do my best to correct it.


For the record Sean Spicer defended his statement


that the inauguration was the most watched of all time.


He brought in internet viewing figures, not quite the point because


originally he said it was the biggest crowd for inauguration.


Let's go to Washington. You could argue that the first questions as


these press briefings are turned around, Anthony Zurcher, but it


looked like a quite conscious message being sent to a section of


the US media? I think that is the case, the people he picked early on,


he was going to get slightly different questions from them and I


think that he knew that and managed to avoid some of the pressing


questions especially about that contentious non-press briefing


episode on Saturday until later on in the press conference. As you


mention the questions came eventually. It is one thing for Sean


Spicer to stand and talk about how even the administration makes


mistakes sometimes. I think the press issue with that briefing was


the confrontational nature of it, that he was accusing all the media


pair of misrepresenting the facts and doing a poor job and being


dishonest. So that set the stage for the press briefing today, where a


lot of the people there, felt that they had some serious issues they


need to air with Sean Spicer. Donald Trump was entitled to attack the


media as a candidate, entitled to do so as president, but I guess this


leaves some big decisions for the main US networks, for some of the


pillars of US journalism like the New York Times, how they respond to


a presidency which is carrying on completely differently to anything


we've seen before? And say what you will about the nature of that press


briefing statement on Saturday, but several of the major networks here


in the US cut into the regular programming this afternoon to cover


large chunks of the press briefing, all the major news networks covered


it and there was a lot more attention to this press briefing


than the past press briefings in the Obama White House. Part of that is


it is the first one but still people were paying attention and want to


see what Sean Spicer would say and do. So if you wanted to try to put


the spotlight on the Trump administration, that was mission


accomplished. I want to ask you, in a couple of hours we have a couple


of Senate committee is due to vote on some of the key nominees in the


Trump Cabinet. First of all Rex Tillerson, the man nominated for


secretary of state and then Mike Pompeo, nominated as director of the


CIA. If this goes through the committee then the full Senate will


still vote on this but we are talking, while the process goes on,


sometimes yours asked me if the screen and there is proof of it! The


process goes on, but really we are not in for any shocks. I do not


think so. From what I hear, when the confirmation comes through in


committee, when approval comes through, they will be quickly voted


on on the Senate floor because in reality there is a majority of


Republicans in the Senate and all that has to happen for these people


to be confirmed, as for the Republican senators to stick


together. We found out earlier today Marco Rubio, who was a big question


mark over the confirmation of Rex Tillerson, would be on board. Mike


Pompeo, no real opposition for him amongst the Republican party. I


think smooth sailing for them. Thank you very much. The idea of the


screen, we can access everything coming through the BBC newsroom


including all video and audio feeds. And if I select the wrong one as you


see the feed coming in for someone else, but not for me, comes up on


the screen. So I need to be very careful pressing the button.


Let's go to what is happening in Kazakhstan.


It's the first time representatives of Syria's armed rebel groups have


led the opposition side at the negotiating table.


Jihadist groups such as the Islamic State group


and the Al Nusra Front are not in attendance.


They're brokered by Turkey, which supports the rebels,


and Iran and Russia, which back the Syrian government.


The Russian Foreign Minister said last week he hoped


the new administration of President Donald Trump would send


The US State Department declined to do that -


but the US Ambassador to Kazakhstan is in attendance.


Lyse Doucet is at the talks and sent us this.


In the opening ceremony rebel commanders, Syrian generals, sat


together in public for the first time. Nobody walked out. But here on


in it gets harder so what can be achieved, at the opening ceremony


the first to speak was the hosts of these proceedings, the Kazakhstan


Minister. We must admit that the bloodshed that continues to persist


in Syria for approximately six years, has brought nothing but


misery and hardship to the whole region, regarded as an intersection


of different civilisations and cultures. So an effort at a peaceful


settlement of the situation in Syria but how will they go about it, while


the government delegation here are saying the same thing as the


opposition when it comes to the main item on the agenda. That is


consolidating a fragile ceasefire. The opposition says the government


forces are violating the truce. That will be their main item and from


then on they had different issues they want to begin to put on the


table. And if you want updates on those talks, you can get more from


our international correspondent on Twitter.


We learnt today that Theresa May was told about a recent problem


with the UK's nuclear deterrent, Trident when she became


It's been announced that Michelle O'Neill will take over


from Martin McGuiness as the new leader of Sinn Fein


She's the party's current health minister.


Mrs O'Neill will have just five weeks to prepare for an election


after Stormont's power-sharing coalition fell apart over a botched


Martin McGuiness is standing down because of ill health.


Mrs O'Neill's appointment comes just weeks before a snap


In a statement today she spoke of the scale


For me to be selected to lead our party in the north is truly the


biggest honour and privilege of my life. I feel enormous responsibility


on my shoulders and while I do not underestimate my task, given the


changing political world locally, nationally and internationally, I


will not let you down. This is Outside Source live


from the BBC newsroom. On his first weekday


in the White House, President Trump has signed an executive order


to withdraw the US from a major international trade deal


with Pacific countries including In the US, tornadoes


and thunderstorms have left at least 19 people dead


in Georgia and Mississippi. More severe weather warnings have


been issued as the weather system BBC Hindi has been reporting


on protests in Chennai over Police have now moved


in on demonstrators who've been camped on the beach


for several days. The protesters have threatened


to disrupt India's Republic Day celebrations on Thursday


if their demands are not met. We learnt today that Theresa May


was told about a recent problem with the UK's nuclear deterrent,


Trident when she became It's reported that an unarmed


missile went off course This incident occurred only a month


before the UK parliament The opposition Labour Party said


today - "people on both sides of the argument on Trident


would have expected that to be reported to parliament,


and the fact that Theresa May didn't Let's speak to Jonathan Beale, our


defence correspondent. The story has been running over the weekend. What


has shifted today? To be honest not a lot. Theresa May had been told


there was a problem, we have not even have that confirmed from


Downing Street. We know that she was told about this test, they have not


said that there is has been a problem with this tripe missile test


that occurred last June. Essentially both Theresa May and the Defence


Secretary Michael Fallon are sticking to their script, refusing


to confirm that there was a problem or refusing, or not it even


admitting that there was a problem. And Michael Fallon in the Commons in


front of MPs refused to be drawn on a number of questions, citing


operational national security reasons. The problem with that is


that in the past the Ministry of Defence when have been successful


launches, has publicised them, has released video. Why it did not this


time, was it because of that vote a few weeks later in the about


renewing the Trident weapons system and I think the other problem


tonight for Michael Fallon, won the Ministry of Defence is refusing to


confirm that there was a problem, over on the other side of the


Atlantic, an unnamed US defence official has told the Pentagon


reporter that there was a problem and that the missile had to be


aborted and destroyed during mid-flight. Not saying that it was


going of course, I should say. So you have this bizarre situation


where on the one hand the British Government is saying it will not


comment further on what is the independent British nuclear


deterrent but at the same time an unnamed official, someone we are


told that direct knowledge of these tests, who said that something went


wrong. We do not know if anything went wrong but if it had, would be


proud for the Prime Minister to brief parliament? -- would it be


protocol. Not necessarily, I think this is just an issue because in the


past when they have been successful launches, the Ministry of Defence


has released details of those successful launches. Over the past


four occasions. So we do not know if they have been any other problems


and it is true to say that the Trident missile system has been


tried and tested 161 successful tests, we understand only six have


had problems. So not necessarily, but I think there are questions as


to why this was covered up so close to the Parliamentary vote. Thank


you. The UK government has unveiled plans


for a new industrial It says science, technology


and infrastructure will be Here's the BBC's business


editor Simon Jack. Growing an economy


for the 21st-century. This biotech firm is trying


to increase crop yields, reduce fertiliser use


and provide high-paying jobs. Most Conservative governments have


preferred a hands-off What this is about is creating


the right conditions As we leave the European Union I'm


ambitious for the opportunities available to us, building


a truly global Britain. But we need to ensure that our


economy is working for everyone, working in every part


of the country. The government's ten point


plan includes investment in research and development


in high-growth sectors. ?170 million for technical


colleges to improve skills. And infrastructure investment


targeted to fit regional needs. I think it's absolutely essential


and it's been too long in coming. And it's all about coordination,


and directed and focused input to meet the needs of the economy


of this country. And why wouldn't we be doing it


if it's going to bring us the skills we need in a coordinated way,


with the key industry sectors that have the most potential for growth


based on our scientific ability? The government wants


businesses of the future, like biotechnology or life


science, to grow. But with limited amounts


of new money available, the fear is that while some sectors


will be cultivated, others may wither, leaving behind the workers


in those industries. I don't think we can afford


to leave any sector behind in an industrial strategy,


particularly given so many millions of workers are employed


in areas like retail, food, care, where wages are often


too low and investment too scarce. So it has to be a holistic


industrial policy ARCHIVE VOICEOVER: After


the government stepped Previous attempts to get involved


in industrial strategy have met Millions were afforded


to British Leyland for The strategy that somewhat


ironically became known Modern industry leaders


say this is different. Picking winners is much more


about picking the company What I think you are seeing


here is much earlier This is all about building skills,


building capabilities, These are just proposals at this


stage but ones the government hopes will inject new life to a post


Brexit economy. There were multiple cases


of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 mobile phone overheating


and bursting into flames. It led to the phone being banned


on planes and pulled from the shops. Now the investigation


into what caused the overheating has concluded - and found


that it was a fault in the design Rory Cellan-Jones has


been writing about this He explained what was found


in this investigation. They poured enormous resources into


the investigation and knew how important it was. They had three


outside bodies and many top scientists to investigate. And they


concluded that it was the batteries. Tell me something new! But there was


something fascinating in there, a line from the man in charge of the


smartphone division saying what we've done is ask more and more and


more of the battery in this high-performance smartphone, we ask


too much of it. There's a general truth, everyone is trying to put


more and more capability into these extraordinary devices which of


course are very powerful computers. People are using them more and more


intensively there's one more pressure to fit batteries into the


same space or into a constricted space and in some cases they are


failing. Was this mobile phone trying to do more than other


high-end mobile phones? The competition is so intense that yes,


every new phone, and this was a very high end phones, meant to be


competing against the iPhone seven, Samsung very confident in its great


technology, it is much admired but it always wants to go a step


further. And in the design of this particular handset, there was too


much, not enough space ready for this battery. And not enough


insulation material around it. And you can find that report on the


BBC News app. I will be back in a couple of minutes. Goodbye.


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