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These are some of the main story is here in the BBC newsroom. President
Trump has signed an executive orders which reverse blocks on two major
oil pipelines in the US. We will build our own pipeline. We will
build our own eggs. That is what it has to do with. Like we used to in
the old days. His choice of US ambassador to the UN has been
approved. We will talk to Barbara Platt Asher about that live at the
State Department in a couple of moments. The Supreme Court has ruled
that the UK Parliament, not the government, should be responsible
for triggering the Brexit process. We will get more on that from the
BBC news up right now. We are also going to talk about the latest talks
on the Syria conflict. We are in Kazakhstan. There has been a new
resolution on how to maintain the current national ceasefire. In its
board, we look at allegations from one of UK cycling's biggest stories
that this was a sport run by men for men.
We will put up some copy cat has come into the BBC newsroom and show
this. It concerns the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee. There
is no copy to show you. What I was going to say was that the South
Carolina Governor, Nicky Healy, has received approval from the relevant
committee to be Donald Trump's ambassador to the United Nations.
Confirmation in the full Senate should follow. Nicky Healy was
overwhelmingly approved. It has to be said it has been a less easy ride
for Rex Tillerson, nominee for Secretary of State. All the
Democrats considering his nomination voted against the appointment. It
still went through. Let's go live to the State Department. For those
getting to know Nicky Healy for the first time, give us an introduction.
Well, she is the daughter of Indian immigrants. She is one of the few
people of colour and, frankly, women in Mr Trump's cabinet. She is
governor of South Carolina and a rising star in the Republican party.
She did not support Mr Trump in the primaries and she criticised him
because of his inflammatory statements, but even so, he chose
her to be ambassador to the UN. Although there were concerns, or
questions, about her lack of diplomatic experience, I think many
senators felt she handled herself professionally. She came
well-prepared to the committee and had a sense of humour. It is a
high-profile job, perhaps more so than it would have been ten or 15
years ago. Well, yes, for a number of reasons. Is a question how Mr
Trump will approach the United Nations, because he has been
somewhat dismissive in his comments about it in the few comments he has
made. He will approach it like he approaches other things, are
Americans getting value for money, which has raised eyebrows at the yen
because the US that's a lot of money in. The other thing is the open
fight on the Security Council between Russia and China on the one
hand and Western states on the other, especially on Syria. There is
a question of weather Miss Healy will be able to cope with that. The
Democratic senators who wondered about that were pleased with tough
line on Russia. She was willing to call Russian bombing of Alaba warm
war crimes which Rex Tillerson would not do. The top Democratic senator
went so far as to say he felt she would be willing and able to speak
truth to power, including two Mr Trump as well as to Russia and China
on the Security Council. We were reporting on these new settlements
that Israel is good to build. Two and half thousand new homes. I'm
interested to hear what you have been hearing on that issue at the
State Department. I would be interested to know what the White
House is thinking because the spokesman, John Spicer, was asked
about that and he didn't really answer directly. He talked about how
much the US wants to be a close ally of Israel but said in terms of
expansion of settlements, Mr Trump would talk with that about this with
Mr Netanyahu when he comes off his visit in factory. That leaves us
wondering could it be possible that the settlement policy will change?
The settlement policy has been that it is illegitimate and it is an
obstacle to peace. That is what Barack Obama kept hammering home.
That is what we kept hearing in this building again and again when new
housing settlements were announced. Today we could not get any comment
from officials here. We have to see what actually transpires. Mr Trump
has signalled he could be more tolerant of the settlement building,
not least because his appointment for his choice for ambassador is
very pro-settlement. He also signalled he wants to broker a peace
deal and, presumably, he would also have to take into account the
Palestinian position. We will have to wait until Mr Netanyahu visits to
get an answer. I am curious to hear about your impressions about how
things have changed with the Obama administration leaving and the Trump
Administration coming in. Can you tell the difference in how people
are working? It is hard to answer that question because things are in
limbo here. We don't have the Secretary of State, we don't know
who his senior staff will be, which is important to know. We don't have
daily briefings, we don't know what the State Department position is on
things because it is not being formulated. What we are getting is
out of the White House and Mr Spicer to was saying he would pass on
foreign policy questions saying we don't have our Secretary of State.
He accused the Democrats of delaying full Senate vote on some of these
candidates, saying they were stolen. In fact, the Democrats are delaying
the vote. They say it is because they want a full floor debate on
some of these controversial candidates, even though they will
probably still get confirmed. Those of you watching every day on Outside
Source for the foreseeable future, we will update you on all the
developments concerning the Trump presidency with the help of our team
in America. If you want to catch up with all the developments on the
Trump presidency, Outside Source will be a good way to did. Let's
from Washington to Kazakhstan. Day two of the Syria peace talks have
come to an end. We appear to have a new deal on how the current
ceasefire in Syria is being enforced. This is what we heard
earlier. There has been a declaration by three of the most
powerful players in Syria, Russia, Turkey and Iran. They have committed
themselves to working together. Not just working together, but setting
up a kind of a monitoring mechanism to ensure that a three-week-old
ceasefire in Syria sticks this time. That is significant, because two
ceasefires last year broke down because there was an engagement by
the outside powers and there wasn't a way to actually observe and to
supervise the ceasefire. This is a step forward. But, this is serious,
so it is still tough. The opposition said the sceptical. They don't want
Iran to be part of this process. They blame Iran Iranian backed
militias for violating the ceasefire and are still not sure if the
mechanism will work. The success of these talks will become clearer in
the weeks to come. Where does President Assad fit into the
equation? President Assad, the symbol of love President Assad has
been the main point in the Syrian warm since it began. The scene
throughout the past nearly six years, that his fate has mattered
more than the fate of 22 million people. It comes up every time there
are talks or a suggestion of talks. His supporters say his fate cannot
be decided in a negotiating process like this, it can only be decided in
elections by the Syrian people. The opposition and their backers say
that unless he steps down this will that unless he steps down this will
continue to be a factor fuelling the warm in Syria. What has happened
here is they have focused on just one thing, on the ceasefire. You
cannot do anything, you cannot move forward on humanitarian aid or
political discussions, creating political space, until the guns fall
silent and at least a large part of Syria is at peace. There must be
cross then for them to move onto more difficult dishes. That is
happening now. These talks might lead back to the UN mediated talks
in Geneva next month where political representatives of the government
and opposition sides will meet again. Let's see what happens. There
is a little bit more open now. Still in love lies ahead. A little more
hope is better than none. Few journalists follow the Syria
conflict so closely. Let's begin the sport by talking about cycling. The
Parliamentary enquiry into the rain in British sport has been hearing
some damning evidence today. It has come from one of the biggest cycling
stars, the former Olympic and world champion Nicole Cooke. She is
claiming that British cycling was a sport is run by men, for men and
that anti-doping efforts were not working. She also said she is
sceptical of sticking -- Team Sky's drug free credentials. That is when
an RFID can request to take a banned substance for medical reasons. She
said, taking the easy just before a major event raises questions for me.
Wiggins was granted three exemptions to take an anti-inflammatory drug
between 2011 and 2013. Let's talk through this story with the help of
Ollie Foster. He is life in the BBC sports editor. She didn't pull
punches, did she? She certainly didn't. Very strong words from
Macaulay Cup. It is a massive enquiry. The title of this enquiry
from the Parliamentary select committee is combating doping in
sport. Lord Coe has appeared before this committee. They want him to
give more evidence, but it is cycling on which they were analysing
the evidence from the conflict. It is about those exemptions, the
evidence given by Sir David Brailsford who is in charge of the
British cycling team just before Christmas. It was about the package
delivered to the team around Bradley Wiggins, one of his races in fronts
and, one of the hand grenades she threw today was saying can we really
trust Team Sky after all that evidence which would she really
wanted to town because she has accused the UCI, the world governing
body of cycling of being sexist. She also accused British cycling of
being sexist. She said UK anti-doping, she had no faith in the
system, it was the wrong people with the wrong tools who were trying to
eradicate doping and all the testing. There has been some
response to what the cocoa had to say to that Parliament committee. UK
sport saying, she had a go at them as well, they did not take it
seriously at all. Only governing bodies such as British cycling to
come. They said they'd take the responsibilities very seriously as
an investor of public funds. UK anti-doping says it welcomes this
debate and the enquiry has sparked it, highlighting the challenges it
faces. British cycling has pointed to the increased participation in
women's cycling and the great result they have had in women's cycling.
Nicole Cooke is not a printer punches. It really has sparked this
to be even more. It is a massive enquiry and this will go on and on.
Thank you for that. There is more on the BBC sport website. Here is a
treat from Andrew Benson saying it has been coming, but this is a truly
defining moment in the history of one of the word's biggest sports.
What Andrew is talking about is, Formula 1 is a new chief executive.
He is called Chase Carey. We talked about the fact he would be replacing
this month, Bernie Ecclestone, who ran the sport for 40 years. Today,
Mr Chase announced the sport needs to be changed fundamentally. Here he
is sitting down with BBC sport editor Dan Rowan. Bernie is a
one-man team, it is not an organisation capable, the red
organisation for a two-day's word to follow through and build
relationships, both the opportunities for us. On this port
side, the decision-making has not been as effective as it needs to be.
I think some of the organisation that has been put up to guide the
sport, if not work as planned. It is a great sport, but clearly it can be
improved. I think we do plan to improve it. It needs a fresh start.
I don't know whether the decision-making is not what it
should be because there is too much history amongst the players. One of
the benefits we bring is a fresh start. We don't have an agenda other
than to make the support group for its fans. If you are into
snowmobiles you will appreciate it is widely considered to be the holy
grail of tricks. Have a look at this Swedish writer.
That is Daniel Bowden becoming the first person to ever complete a
double backflip on a snowmobile. It is as dangerous as it looks. This
sport will feature in the upcoming winter X games in Aspen, Colorado.
There is a good slow motion video. You can see as the Landseer, he came
very close to not completing this trip. He leans over and over on his
left hand side then, just at the last minute manages to get it and
became a very happy man. There he is. Oh my God. Everything, my whole
life was going through my mind. My whole life. I still haven't realised
that I needed. I am the first in order to do a double backflip on a
stone will be that weighs almost ?500. I promised my girlfriend I
would never do it again, but who knows. Now, in a few minutes we will
be live in Los Angeles to cast our eyes over the Oscar nominations.
Though surprised to see La La Land doing very well. 14 nominations for
the musical. Meryl Streep has been making Academy history. We will tell
you how. Let's bring you more now on the ruling from the Supreme Court
that the UK Parliament must vote before the government can sort the
Brexit process. The BBC understands a bill to trigger article 50 and get
negotiations underway will be introduced to MPs on Thursday with
the hope it could be passed by the House of Commons in a fortnight.
What do voters make of this ruling? Here is Danny Savage.
When it came to the decision on whether to leave the EU or stay,
Leeds voted to remain, but only just.
Months later, what do the 49.7% who voted to leave
think now that the issue is going back to Parliament?
We voted to get out, so why can't we get out?
We vote for the Prime Minister come in, the Prime Minister comes in.
We vote to leave, and they stall and stall.
A lot of countries want to do business with England,
We don't like the guy, but that's not the point.
Never mind other people, let's get this country going again.
But remember, the majority in this city voted to stay and many
Shamal is from Iraq and thinks Europe should stick together.
I don't know what is going to happen.
Would you rather they stopped Brexit now and kept in Europe?
I was totally opposed to Brexit and I voted against leaving the EU.
At a nearby butcher's, Jim believes things would be
different if we'd known then what we know now.
I know people who voted for Brexit who didn't understand
the circumstances and consequences of what we were voting for.
I think before the referendum, we were not totally told what it
implied with Brexit and what it means to stay in the EU or to leave.
Do you wish Brexit would just go away?
If I could turn the clock back 12 months and start all over again,
I think the lead-up to the referendum
Broadly speaking, those who voted for Brexit just want the Government
Those who didn't are still against it, but see it as inevitable.
This is Outside Source, live in the BBC newsroom. Our lead story
concerns Donald Trump. He signed executive to be lodged to
controversial oil pipelines. The same projects were rejected by
Barack Obama after years of campaigning by environmentalists.
Let's quickly show you what is coming up after Outside Source.
Outside the UK it is world News America. There is a report from
China which is looking at ways in which Beijing can respond to a
potential trade war with the US. Here in the UK, the news at ten is
next. This week marks 60 years since the uprising in Egypt ousted whose
name. We do get the money eventually replaced. I am often saying if you
have any questions on this is recovered you can still. Federico is
walking -- watching in the Republic of Ireland and he asked what our
presidential executive orders, what powers to begin Donald Trump is a
limit on the US? These are legally binding documents, instructions to
government departments and how they behave in certain policy areas. A
presidential executive order cannot reverse a law that has been passed
by Congress, but it can be used to overturn previous executive orders
passed by presidents beforehand. Donald Trump can overturn a
presidential executive order by Barack Obama. If that helps. I'm
questions, get in touch. Let's talk about the Oscar nominations. No
surprise that La La Land is in pole position. It has 14 nominations. As
a record for one film. It ties in with Titanic and all about Eve. This
is a musical. Two leads, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, are both up
for best actor and Best actress respectively. The director is also
nominated. Here is some of the trailer for the film. It is conflict
and it is very exciting. Now, do you remember there was
controversy last year about the lack of adversity among Oscar winners.
This year the nominees are certainly not so white. Moonlight looks at gay
black culture. It has received eight nominations. Its director is Terry
Jenkins. If he were to win he would be the first black director to
receive the award. Let's bring in Peter Pozen. Here is some of the
trailer of the film first. Remember the last time I saw you? You are my
only, I am your only. Listen. So who? To you? That speak to Peter.
Those controversies around a lack of diversity 12 months ago still feel
pretty fresh, how far have the Oscars shifted? Well, if you look at
the nominations, it appears they shifted a long way. The nominations
are the most racially diverse they have been for a couple of decades.
The big question is these movies, these funds were being made at this
time last year. Some of them have been in production for several
years. Maybe it is a bit of a stretch to say changes made at the
Academy less than 12 months ago have affected significantly the nominees
this year. It may have affected in terms of the thinking of the Oscar
voters, looking at the array of films and actors and actresses that
they could have voted for. It is difficult to say precisely how much
of an effect controversy last year had. We will know if we look longer
term, if there are racially diverse nominees for years to come, what we
might think things are changing. I want to talk about Meryl Streep. It
isn't just La La Land making history. Here is what I was good to
tell you about. Donald Trump said she was overrated. She is now the
first person to receive for the acting nominees. She has won three
Oscars. The first was in 1979. This year she is nominated for her
performance in the biopic of Florence Foster Jenkins. Tell us
about the performance. I have seen it. It is a great performance. She
plays an opera singer who is tone deaf, who cannot sing. It is a true
story and it is very difficult to go on camera and act as if you can't
sing. She pulls it off extremely well. It is a very entertaining
film. Yes, as you said, she now has 20 Oscar nominations to her name is
breaking the record which was set by Meryl Streep when she had banking
nominations. She is way ahead of any other actor or actress. That is why
she is often described, especially here in Los Angeles, as the greatest
living actor. Tell us when the big ideas. The big night is toward the
end of next month. There are about five weeks of campaigning to go.
That is what it is all about. For the studios, for the actors as well,
there is a certain amount of active campaigning, appearing in front of
audiences, talking about their role, trying to cajole and perhaps
influence the Oscar voters to win the ultimate prize in show business.
It is extremely important of his actors and directors. Thank you very
much indeed. We ain't in Los Angeles. We started in Washington,
we have been to Kazakhstan. I will see you at the same time tomorrow.
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