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Hello, I'm Ros Atkins,
this is Outside Source.
We have just seen the formal
start of a trade war.
Donald Trump stood alongside steel
workers announced new tarrifs
and blamed foreign countries
for flooding the market
with Steel and Aluminium.
He blames former American presidents
and foreign countries who are
flooding the market.
steel industry has been ravaged by
aggressive foreign trade practices.
It is really an assault on our
Up to five million
people stop work in Spain to take
part in a day of protest
against unequal pay, sexism,
and violence against women.
A Danish inventor denies murdering
a Swedish journalist
on board his submarine last summer,
but admits disposing of her body.
And an Iranian woman
who publicly removed her veil
to protest against law
compelling her to wear
a hijab, has been jailed
for "encouraging moral corruption".
It's tariff time.
Donald Trump is
at the White House -
along with steelworkers
from across the US -
to sign a symbolic proclamation
of new tariffs on steel
and aluminium imports.
This is what he's had to say
in the last few minutes.
steel is deal.
You don't have steel,
you don't have a country. Our
industries have been targeted for
years, leading to the shuttered
plants and males, the laying off of
millions of workers. And the
decimation of entire communities.
That is going to stop, right? That's
going to stop. This is not merely an
economic disaster but a security
disaster. We want to build our
ships, we want to build our planes,
we want to build our military
equipment with steel, alumina, from
our country. Now we are finally
taking action to correct this long
overdue problem. It's a travesty.
Today I am defending America's
national security. By placing
tariffs on foreign imports of steel,
and aluminium. We will have a 25%
tariff on foreign steel and a 10%
tariff on foreign aluminium. When
the product comes across our
borders. It's a process called
dumping. They dumped more than at
any time on any nation anywhere in
the world, and it drove our plants
out of business, our factories out
of business. We want a lot of steel
coming into our country. We want to
be fair. We want our workers to be
protected and we want, frankly, our
companies to be protected. By
contrast, we will not place any new
tax on product made in the USA. So
no tax if a product is made in the
USA, you don't want to pay tax,
bring your plant to the USA. There's
Gary O'Donoghue is in Washington.
I would pay more than any few
pennies for the thoughts of
officials in Paris, Berlin and so
on. He said some of those you treat
in the worst in military in trade
they call allies, or analysed is
what they like to call it.
He has in
the past singled out Germany in
particular, he did that this morning
in a separate event correcting what
he sees as their lack of willingness
to pay nothing to the defence
budget, even though they are a rich
country. That's probably what he had
in mind. There are some very big
decisions to be made in those
capitals in the next 15 days, do
they retaliate, do they, as some of
the commissioners in the EU have
said, smack duty on products that
come from states represented by
senior Republicans, that was one of
the highly bellicose politicised
that that was made already? They
will be thinking very hard about
this in Beijing as well. Their steel
imports, though they don't directly
export a great deal of steel to
America, a lot of Chinese steel does
end up here, coming to third
countries. That's what President
Trump was talking about in terms of
dumping steel. He says the Chinese
have dumped steel on the world
market for a long time. Big
decisions to be made and also, big
decisions to be made by the domestic
industries here, do they go full
steam ahead now and start opening
smelters and furnaces straightaway?
Do they see how it goes, we know
that Canada is for the time exempt
from tax. It is America's biggest
importer, exporter of steel. Most of
its steel comes from Canada and it
is exempt at moment. It will depend
on the Nafta, the Free Trade
Agreement. In a sense, America
holding Canada and Mexico over the
barrel to say, if we don't get the
new Nafta deal we want and then you
get these tariffs. It will send
enormous reverberations through the
world and you will see trade
representatives crisscrossing the
planet trying to work out how to
Another key moment for me was
when the president talked about
reciprocal tariff arrangements, he
said if India puts this tariff on
one of our products, we will put an
equivalent tariff coming back. That
really undercuts the whole idea of
free trade where developed
countries, by supporting developing
countries, in turn create markets
for their own products.
right that out in particular because
that is an extra spin on what we've
been hearing in the last few days,
that has not really been in the play
that until now. That is something
that will be highly controversial,
but it is part of what Donald Trump
sees as the fairness. He has a
narrative in his head which goes
back a long time, that says America
has already always been on the
receiving end of the wrong deal, has
been far too lax, far too generous
with other countries. He used the
example repeatedly during his speech
of American cars being taxed at 25%
when they go to China and Chinese
cars being taxed at two and a half
percent when they come into the US.
He said that was going to end, that
had to end. It's a very forthright
position to take, it will have
enormous implications, not just in
terms of potential trade wars but
also it could have inflationary
concerns here at home, the commerce
Department saying it does not
matter, don't worry, steel tariffs
will mean 2 cents on a six-pack is
the way they put it but it could
have inflationary pressures on the
Let's talk about the
politics. I want to show everyone
watching this a letter signed by
around 100 Republicans were outlined
their concerns on tariffs, saying we
are writing about the prospect of
broad global tariffs on aluminium,
Also seeing some copy telling us the
US Republican Senator Jeff Blake, in
fact I can show you that here... I
guess the context we should put in
here is that Senator Flake and the
residents have some history.
there is no love lost between
Senator Flake and the president.
Senator Flake is leaving the Senate
this year. He is going to get
challenged from the right and will
lose. The interesting point about
that is that Congress does have
powers in terms of trade, and it's
one of those powers to the
president, to negotiate things, to
impose tariffs like that. It is
possible for Congress to try to take
back some of these powers, and that
is certainly something that has been
muted on Capitol Hill in the last
few days. Whether or not the
Republican Party will generally want
to have that kind of confrontation
at this point in time, I'm not sure.
There will also know that this
policy will be very popular in those
blue-collar areas, places like
Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin,
those kinds of areas where Donald
Trump won, when no one thought he
Thank you very much.
Millions of people have been
involved in marking it.
Let's start in Spain.
Women AND men staged the country's
first 'feminist' general strike.
This was Madrid.
The message - if the
world stops, we stop.
Thousands walked out of their jobs
and hit the streets.
Organisers urged them these
ditch chores for the day.
This was inside
the offices of the El Pais
newspaper - also in Madrid.
Hardly any journalists to be seen.
And flight cancellations.
Another huge protest. One reason
these strikes have scaled up so much
is because they are backed by ten
unions and a number of prominent
This was the scene in
the past hour in Madrid.
Tens of thousands of people are out.
Making a point about unequal pay,
violence against women and a range
of issues. If you want a statistic,
some estimates say women are paid as
much as 19% less than men in the
public and private sectors. Other
estimates put it as low as 14 but
nonetheless there is undoubtedly a
gender pay gap.
Here are some of those
taking part in the strike.
It has been interesting seeing these
pictures coming in, how different
women in different parts of the
world have marked this day. This is
a manila in the Philippines. Some
signs reading, this is the rise
against match over fascism, a direct
shot against their president. This
is Islamabad in Pakistan. Both men
and women in this rally, objecting
to a staggering, upsetting
statistics about violence against
women. Nearly 1000 women killed by
close relatives every single year in
so-called honour killings.
Protesting human rights as well, and
this is Gaza where people were
turning out to highlight the
mistreatment of Palestinian women in
detention. We know the Middle East
is certainly a place where women are
not treated equally to men.
Earlier I spoke to BBC Women
Affair's Journalist Feranak Amidi
and put that to her.
It is one of the most challenging
places in the world but also a place
where not much happens on
International Women's Day, there are
some state events, countries like
Jordan and Afghanistan we witnessed
for the past week the government is
holding some events for women, but
basically Afghanistan was the only
place where just a few hundred women
in Cobble March for women's rights
and focusing mostly on activism in
rural and urban areas. In Iran, the
most interesting thing happened as
well. After 11 years, for the first
time in 11 years, Iranians women's
movement, women's groups asked
people to come to the streets and
they did come. A few dozen people
but around 80 people have been
arrested. It is one of those tricky
things. In the middle east, like in
Saudi Arabia, women's rights issues
are an important challenging issue,
but nothing is happening. I am not
saying nothing is happening, of
course there are some changes, but
we don't see that sort of activism
on the streets. On the streets of
Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, different
Middle Eastern countries.
interesting distinction, you say
there are some improvements in
women's experiences but there is not
much change in how women can express
Exactly, that's the
tricky part, the tricky thing about
the Middle East, there is progress
and then there are setbacks. Let's
take a country like Afghanistan, you
have 27% female representation in
the parliaments, just a bit over
Canada, but it's also one of the
worst places in the world to be a
woman. You have people in the
government talking about passing a
law against protecting women against
violence. It's been going on for
eight years and the law has not been
passed. It's up in the air. --
passing a law protecting women
When you see a country like Iran,
lots of social progress but the
State acts as the main barrier. In
Afghanistan the state tries to push
by the cultural thing in the
barrier, and in Iran it's the
opposite. In society people want to
push for progress but the Islamic
ideological state does not allow
that to happen, so we have seen
protests by women in the past year
in a country like Iran, but it's
going really slowly.
watching in Mumbai and asks where
that studio is, to explain, we have
access to a different studio early
in the day so if colleagues are
leaving before we come on air cannot
speak to us later in the day, we
speak to them earlier in that studio
but normally it is used by BBC World
Service programmes, BBC Ukraine and
Russia by example. Just a couple of
floors from where I'm talking to you
Stay with us
on Outside Source -
still to come of OS business...
We'll look trade and tariffs
and help everyone understand
the the Trans Pacific Partnership
and Donald Trump's
latest moves on tariffs.
Here, the UK government has
set a budget for Northern Ireland
in the absence of a power-sharing
administration at Stormont.
It includes 410 million pounds
of a 1 billion pound package
negotiated by the DUP -
in return for its backing for
the Conservatives at Westminster.
Let's get the thoughts
of our Northern Ireland Political
Editor, Mark Devenport...
That is quite right,
the Stormont Assembly
is in mothballs at the moment,
none of the politicians are meeting
and we had those talks that
collapsed last month
and after the collapse,
officials in the Stormont
departments were really getting
quite frantic, needing that
clarity with the start
of a new financial year looming,
so Karen Bradley, the Secretary
of State, has stepped in now.
She has set a budget
which will allow for around
£10 billion worth of expenditure
over the course of the next
financial year, which has been eased
by that confidence and supply money,
although these remain tight times,
so there are still complaints
from some of the parties.
This is Outside Source live
from the BBC newsroom.
Our lead story:
President Trump pushes ahead
with a 25% tax on imported steel
and 10% on aluminium -
with the measures coming
into effect in 15 days.
The former Colombian rebel movement
the FARC is now a political party,
and it says its candidate
is dropping out of the
Presidential election in May
because of ill health.
In South Africa a crowdfunding
campaign has started
for the triathlete Mhlengi Gwala.
He was attacked in Durban
by a gang which tried to cut
off his legs with a chainsaw.
30,000 dollars have already been
raised to help with medical bills.
An initial operation has been
described as successful.
Best wishes to him.
Thousands of fans gathered
in florence for the funeral
of footballer Davide Astori -
he died of sudden
illness on March 3rd.
So as we've heard, President Trump
imposing steep tariffs on steel
and aluminium imports,
claiming the "American steel
industry has been decimated
during the past decades".
He says he will put that right.
Economists estimate billions of
dollars of trade will be affected.
The US stock markets have closed
higher after the news.
Kim Gittleson is in New York.
Some people may be surprised by
Yeah, I've been waiting for
markets to react as well. I think
the way you can read American
investor sentiment towards these
tariffs is, as you mentioned, their
work are about four Mexico and
Canada, saying as negotiations were
ongoing they would not impose these
tariffs on those two countries.
Trump also said all countries would
be invited to submit proposals to
justify why they should be allowed
to be exempt from these tariffs,
according to the proclamation, they
must prove they are not a threat to
national security in the US. Some
have seen this as a bit of a
softening and as such investors
thought there could be little room
regarding the implementation of
these tariffs, perhaps indicating
they may not have this full-blown
trade war we've been worried about.
Then again we have seen the EU has
already drawn up a list of American
industry is that it plans to target
if it is not given sufficient
exemptions. It remains to be seen
how these tariffs will go into
effect. We have 15 days to see how
the cards play out.
Let me pick up
on one of those points, the
expectation this will not happen in
quite the form the president has
announced. Mrs Jeff Flake saying he
will introduce a law to nullify
these tariffs. The Republican
chairman of the finance committee
also criticised what is happening. I
don't suppose the White House would
put it that way, mitigating the
damage. There is an expectation the
political process has some way to
We saw on Wednesday a letter
signed by over 100 members of House
Republicans who said they were
deeply concerned by the
implementation of these tariffs, I
want to say that the Congress
granted the president the powers to
do these proclamations, to institute
these tariffs that Congress could
take these powers away from
President Trump should they decide
they needed to act unilaterally. We
are obviously not at that stage yet
but we are seeing a significant
amount of this agreement within the
Republican party here in the US.
terms of the steel and aluminium
industry in the US, the president
would like to present this as the
clearest possible boost for these
industries, is that how they see it.
The steel industry has come out in
support of it, the aluminium
industry has said they are deeply
concerned about these tariffs and
were not sure this was the best way
to help their industry. Yesterday I
was that a brewery down the street
from our offices here in Brooklyn
and there were lots of industries
that will be impacted by these
tariffs in the US that aren't just
in the steel and aluminium sectors.
The cost of this brewery's plans
will go up and they may have to pass
that cost along to their consumers.
They have to bide his steel cakes
that may also have a cost increase.
-- they also have to buy these steel
Thank you very much.
Despite Trump's actions,
a new global trade pact
with was signed in Chile today.
The US pulled out
of the Trans Pacific Partnership
but the pact still has clout with 11
nations from Canada to Japan
making up a marketplace
of 500 million people worth
nearly to $14 trillion.
Donald Trump did not think it was a
good deal which is why he got out.
Here is our South America
Now comes the hard
part for all these countries. They
had to prove it to their
constituents, to their citizens that
this is worth doing. This deal must
be approved in each of these
countries parliaments and then if
the deal is successful they can come
and ask for other countries like the
US, even the UK or anyone to join
the rebranded deal.
Should global car makers
still be using models to sell cars?
It's still common to see beautiful,
elaborately dressed models at motor
shows but is this still appropriate?
Standing up to the competition with
the three lovely it out for
It's not a good situation right now,
to find some women like that but at
the same time, women are responsible
for themselves, they make their
Ideally you give
non-knowledgeable people, the ball
back and talk about the products,
everyone is here to see cars. --
ideally you give knowledgeable
I was a glamour model myself
when I was very young. I actually
quite liked it, I think the cars are
beautiful but you need a bit extra
to bring them to life. I'm not
against it, I think they add just a
bit of a spice.
Plenty to discuss there, I'm saying
a list of global self-made
woman billionaires again.
The top four women in
the report by Hurun come
from the Asian superpower.
One Chinese technology billionaire
has a rags to riches story.
leaders at the top ranks of China's
Communist Party are almost
nonexistent particular at companies
and the rich list, it is home to
most of the world's self-made female
billionaires. The number one spot is
held by a woman who grew up in a
really poor village but she is now
working in $10 billion, after she
founded a company that makes glass
covers for laptops and smartphones,
and Apple and Samsung are now among
her biggest customers.
We will be
turning our attention is to the
Russian election next week in the
next half hour of Outside Source,
and the details on that Russian spy
who was living in the south of
We say goodbye to most of the snow
as we head towards the weekend. We
are about to say hello to some
higher temperatures. Smoke was some
disruption of across parts of
northern England but many more
places turned into a sunny one. --
snow caused some disruption. Where
we had sunny skies by day we will
have clear skies by night, allowing
temperatures to drop. Some showers
in the North West of Scotland,
wintry over high ground and more
cloud into the far south-west. Not
as cold here, for degrees in
Plymouth but other areas down below
freezing. The mist patch as well to
take us tomorrow morning. After the
mist has cleared, the majority will
see large amounts of sunshine
tomorrow. These showers still
feeding in across the western side
of Scotland with wintry nests over
high ground. Southern parts of
England and a good part of Wales
will cloud over with some outbreaks
of rain beginning to splash in by
the middle of the afternoon.
Friday's rush hour does look like a
soggy one from Plymouth to Cardiff
to London as these outbreaks of rain
pushed north. Much of the rain will
be light and patchy but it could
turn a bit heavier as we get deeper
into the evening. That rain courtesy
of this frontal system working
North, all driven by an area of low
pressure sitting in the south-west.
The positioning of this low means
that into the weekend we will be
getting southerly winds across the
country, feeding in a mild air.
Miles is the big theme for our
weekend forecast. Some rain at times
but not all the time, Natalie rain
to start on Saturday across the
Midlands and into Northern Ireland.
As that drifts into Scotland, could
give some snow over the high ground
but at low levels we expect this to
fall as rain. All the while, milder
air up from the south. 14, 15, maybe
16 degrees if things brighten up in
the south-east. South-eastern areas
may get a glancing blow from this
rain on Sunday, generally southern
parts will see showers that further
north, the fog clears and we should
see spells of sunshine, temperatures
for most in double figures.
Hello, I'm Ros Atkins,
this is Outside Source,
and these are the main stories
here in the BBC Newsroom.
President Trump is pushing ahead
with a 25% tax on imported
steel and 10% on aluminium -
with the measures coming
into effect in 15 days.
The American steel industry has been
ravaged by aggressive foreign trade
practices. It is really an assault
on our country.
Up to five million people stopped
work in Spain to take
part in a day of protest
against unequal pay, sexism,
and violence against women.
The use of a nerve agent on a UK
soil as a brazen act. This was
attempted murder any cruel and
public way and people are right to
know who to hold to account. If we
are to be rigorous in this
investigation we must avoid
speculation and a the police to
carry on the investigation.
The US Government said today is
ready to support the UK and other
action takes about the size of what
that means in practice is not clear.
This is the US undersecretary for
public diplomacy who is in London.
have heard quite a lot about this
and talk to a number of people in
the UK Government to have mentioned
in this episode to me and it is very
concerning and we'd respect the work
of the British investigators and
trying to get to the bottom of this.
We now know that Twenty-one people
have been been treated
in hospital after the incident.
This is the police officer,
who was in intensive care:
Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey.
He is now said to be
conscious and stable.
BBC Russian's Olga Ivshina has just
come back from the crime scene.
I spoke to her earlier.
It depends on the new reaction from
the UK. A lot of loud voices and
concerns but actually petition it
all became quiet and go back to the
usual state of events. Relations
between the UK and Russia are at a
low point already so it is hard to
make them even worse but once again
it would depend on the UK's reaction
because Moscow say they know nothing
about that so they are taking it
We have seen you talking to
colleagues of Sergei Skripal, what
have you heard?
They told us some
details about his wife and said he
was actually dreaming about working
for the military intelligence since
was a child and tried to go to the
Russian equivalent of Sandhurst and
was trained and join the
paratroopers and serve their
brightly and managed to join the
Russian military intelligence and we
were told he was quite proud of that
by his relatives. They could not
believe he was working for the
bullets and condemn the allegations.
His friends and relatives thought he
was living modestly so he and his
wife and children were living and a
one-bedroom apartment in Moscow. He
had an old car for example. Everyone
describes as a Russian patriot,
heart and soul of the company
optimistic and ended positively a
At any of his relatives
able to visit him on isolated?
was living in England with his son.
Initially the whole family moved
here his wife and son and daughter.
His wife died in 2012 and son
stadium but his daughter missed
Moscow because Salisbury is very
quiet compared to most which she
went back and was based here and
what they are but she was coming
back and forth visiting him quite
often especially in the last two
years because there were
particularly hard for survey. His
elder brother died and next year his
son died and he was very close to
him. This year to day he is in a
critical situation hospital.
We're getting very
close to the Russian
election - it's next week.
We know who's going to win but it
still raises many important issues -
And Sarah Rainsford is going to be
at the heart of our coverage.
She's based in Moscow but has
travelled to Rostov -
as you'll see in her latest report.
They see themselves as born
warriors, the Cossacks,
defenders of their country
through the centuries.
It is a past they are fiercely proud
of, replayed in the muddy
borderlands of southern Russia.
These days, the Cossacks' brand
of patriotism is on the rise.
want to serve their country
part in the war because,
if they didn't, their cities
would be shelled next.
He paints the uprising in Kiev
as a coup, backed by the West -
views that sound radical
are now mainstream here.
TRANSLATION: Volunteer fighters
felt they had to take
part in the war because,
if they didn't, their cities
would be shelled next.
Ukraine is just the beginning.
We know who this is done by,
it is the West that wants
to divide up our country.
In Rostov there's a memorial to
those who died fighting in Ukraine.
Despite all the evidence, Russia
still denies sending soldiers there.
Russia's relations with the West
have been cooling for some time
but it was the war in Ukraine that
really marked a breaking point.
Whilst for many here,
those who fought are seen
as patriots and as heroes,
for the West this was the moment
that marked Russia as an aggressor.
The West imposed sanctions
but Russia did not
buckle, it retaliated.
It banned fresh meat from Europe,
among other things, so no one
here is too flustered by sanctions.
They have boosted local production
and staff think Western
firms would struggle
to recapture the market.
We are ready for the
competition, Dimitri says.
Russia today looks more
Western than ever,
with similar tastes and styles.
The crowd in this bar see their
country as European, culturally.
This young owner would like to be
closer politically too but
the climate has cooled dramatically.
Maria also has a fashion label
and big plans for the future,
including expanding sales
to the West.
But under Vladimir Putin,
she fears Russia will only
increase its isolation,
with assertive policies
sold to the public by
a powerful state-run media.
of talking about problems
we have inside the country,
they talk about how
we are surrounded by enemies
who all want the worse for us.
It is really scary because it whips
everything up and then people think
you need to push back otherwise
we will be overrun and destroyed.
That siege mentality is growing
here, as is the sense that Russia
has chosen a deliberate path away
from the West, with no sign
that it plans to turn back.
The election is next week and we
know that Vladimir Putin is going to
win that doesn't mean that are not
interesting questions about Russia
is positioning itself and how its
article environment is evolving or
I've just seen a tweet saying
it is International Women's Day and
with ten minutes of Donald Trump and
then three or four minutes of the
national women's Day can stop when
the president says he is greater
than is back on the principles of
free trade that is a moment of
future Americans particularly when
he points his finger straight at
America was my closest allies, some
of the biggest economies and the EU
and it had just happened so
inevitably be were going to talk
about that but in terms of
International Women's Day we brought
you coverage already from Gaza and
Turkey and Spain and the Philippines
and a couple of other stories to
come between now and the end of the
This is from earlier in the week -
there's Kim Jong Un.
And this is South Korea's head
of National Security.
Then this is today.
The head of National Security
with South Korea's head
of National Intelligence.
They're at the airport in Seoul -
and they're about to fly
to Washington to pass on a message
from Kim Jong Un.
America has been clear
that is prepared
to have direct talks -
but only if there is a commitment
And unless it's it that letter,
North Korea hasn't offered that.
This is the US Secretary
of State Rex Tillerson speaking
during a visit to Ethiopia.
I think as President Trump has
indicated potentially positive
signals coming from North Korea
about the dialogue with South Korea.
We maintain a very close
communication with the Republic of
Korea, president we are keeping us
well informed of the content of
those meetings and we are providing
them input as well. In terms of
direct talks with the United States
and US that was huge and we are a
long way from negotiations. We need
to be realistic about that.
And then this is China's
who became a little poetic.
It's takes more than one called
today to freeze three feet of ice
despite light at the end of the
tunnel the journey I will not be
smooth. Ashley has remained at this
time and time again that whenever
tensions survey did the situation
would become cloudy again. Now is
the crucial moments to test the
sincerity of the parties to solve
the nuclear issue.
Su Min Hwang, editor of BBC
Korean, told me more
about the diplomatic mission.
The special envoys the diplomats
have flown into the USA Today and
allegedly they have a very private
message from Kim Jong Un and nobody
knows apart from five people and
South Korea including these
diplomats and the president. Nobody
knows what is in it. We can guess at
and a lot of people think that
rather than containing detailed
action plans that contains the
sincerity of Kim Jong Un's message
Americans have been cleared of that
is not a commitment talks do not
That has stayed the same,
they have asked for a complete
irreversible digitalisation and it
is whether North Korea is willing to
We talk a lot about
North Korea, South Korea could do
chain Atherton? -- where do chain
Atherton? Where do China fit in?
is the priority that it is no war on
the Korean peninsula and they are
very willing to see the tension
People will think
the reason Kim Jong Un wants nuclear
weapons as it makes him secure, why
would he even think about agreeing
to stop that programme when it is
the one thing that makes sure she is
You are correct, nuclear
weapons and importance to North
Korea, not only a national symbol of
power and advanced country to the
citizens, it also acts as a
deterrent from the foreign invasion.
For North Korea to give up will be a
revolutionary change but if they are
sincere about giving up the weapons
it could mean tough sanctions that
have been imposed actually working
so they want some sort of breather
out of that and the economy to
flourish. On the other hand it is
also the view that this is another
tactic from North Korea to buy time
to fully develop the nuclear
weapons. They need time to develop
it to the full extent. One would be
building more facilities to equip
this and they need the warhead
re-entry technology to be fully
developed for them to have a
complete nuclear weapon.
A top European trade official
says... While they may think that
that doesn't mean Donald Trump will
agree. He has been very critical of
the EU and said it was being
impossible to do business with. It
did not mention it by name today but
said some countries and
organisations supposed to be allies
are not behaving in that way in
terms of the military and trade. He
is clearly not happy and the idea
that the EU should be excluded, we
will see. A couple of points, Canada
and Mexico are being temporarily
exempted from these tariffs because
of the ongoing negotiations, the
North American Free Trade Agreement
which Donald Trump said of getting
rid of and then tied to the fashion
it and that is what is going on.
Some people are suggesting the
tariff introduction as a way of
saying to all of America's trading
partners will have to revisit a lot
of issues so perhaps the EU will get
what it wants, and exemption. But
there are only 15 days so there's
not too much time for that to be
The Danish Inventor accused
of murdering the Swedish journalist
Kim Wall has gone on trial
today in Denmark.
Peter Madsen admitted
dismembering her body
and throwing it out to sea...
but denies murder.
This all relates to last August.
Kim Wall boarded Mr Madsen's
self-built submarine off the East
coast of Copenhagen at 7pm.
She'd arranged to conduct
an interview aboard the sub.
At 2am her boyfriend
reported her missing.
We know the submarine was spotted
travelling south over night.
It sank here at 11am next morning -
and Mr Madsen had to be rescued.
When asked where Kim Wall was, he
said he'd dropped her off earlier.
Eleven days later Kim
Wall's torso was found
here in a nearby bay.
Weeks later, police divers
discovered more parts of her body.
Now Mr Madsen has changed his
story multiple times.
And the prosecutor wants
convictions for murder,
dismemberment and aggravated sexual
If that happens he could face 15
to 17 years in prison.
Maddy Savage has more.
I should warn you that
the details are disturbing.
Court proceedings for the first day
of what is one of the most
high-profile murder trials in
Scandinavia for years have now
wrapped up. More than 100
journalists from around the world
turned up to see a Peter Madsen the
Danish inventor giving evidence in
the court room. The day started with
prosecutors outlining the argument,
some of the evidence they have
collected that they hope will see
Peter Madsen locked up for life for
Kim Wall's murder. That included a
back-up of his phone which showed he
had googled beheading and the days
and months before Kim Wall died and
I was before she was on her
submarine he had watched a video of
someone slitting the throat of a
woman. When he took to the stand he
was dressed in black with casual
jeans and a stuck to the story that
Kim Wall had died in an accident due
to carbon monoxide poisoning, she
had inhaled the fumes filled he had
been on another part of the 70 metre
long submarine. He denied having any
kind of sexual act with Kim Wall or
himself while he was on the
submarine despite evidence presented
I prosecutors showed that sperm had
been found in his underpants. He
said there was simply no sexual
attraction between them. The trial
continues with the verdict expected
The UN has released research that
shows that women are much more
likely than men to be affected
by climate change.
For example, 80 percent
of people displaced
by climate change are women.
Here are two examples
the UN highlights.
Take Chad, nomadic groups close
to Lake Chad have had to move
as 90 percent of it has disappeared.
Now women go further collect water
and men go to towns for work.
Or there's Hurricane
Katrina in New Orleans.
Flooding hit low lying
areas of the city,
and many were low income.
More than half the lower income
families in the city
were headed by single mothers.
Here's the BBC science reporter
Mary Halton giving me more details.
Quite often the problem with climate
change as we struggle to humanise it
and the real issue here is that it
is affecting women globally so often
we estimate is happening in places
like Lake Chad with the effects of
climate change are very visible but
in the example of New Orleans and
urban population and places like
Jakarta and globally woman and would
like to be in poverty and socially
deprived than men so they will be
more impacted when infrastructure is
That is an issue about our
societies are constructed rather
than being an issue specific to
Absolutely, we tend
to talk about natural disasters but
these events do not impact everybody
equally and the impact according to
the structures we have in place as a
society so climate change is
affecting indigenous women and women
of colour disproportionately to the
rest of the population.
article you are seeing Europe the
Paris climate change agreement
paragraph, disabled people and
indigenous groups and mentioned
alongside women. More probably needs
to be done to set out how specific
way it can be...
Can we understand
how that can be done practically.
Countries decided to acknowledge
women are disproportionately
affected by climate change and will
do X and Y, what options are
Involving women really.
The need to be involved in
policy-making decisions and the
power to access educational levels
of Government. Once they are
involved from local to national
levels and global levels the
sessions will be made that they
I do not mean to be
awkward but that would be something
people would aspire to but it is not
going to happen tomorrow, it'll take
a long while for those wheels to
happen tomorrow, it'll take a long
while for those wheel straight
answer other practical measures
known to the Mac now?
That might not
take as long as people think and
people are actively engaged and
climate change policy and we have
seen a lot of change recently of
policies friendly at women and basic
moves are making more economic than
empowered within their own countries
and better able to access these
solidly basic level things I can
people need to evacuate from a
severe weather events people who add
economic deprived are less able to
do that. Putting structures in place
that looked to AIDS particular
groups when they need to evacuate
from certain areas. After hurricane
Jeanne things like they did not have
enough sanitary products and all
these small things can be done to
improve the situation and longer
term change might take a longer time
but I think it should not take as
long as people think.
We've talked about this picture
a lot on Outside Source.
It was taken in December in Tehran -
and the woman has her hijab off -
and is holding it in the air.
The picture went viral.
On Wednesday prosecutors
found her guilty of 'encouraging
moral corruption' and ordered her
to seek psychiatric help.
Most of her two year jail
sentence was suspended.
Many pictures of support come in.
This was taken in Hungary.
This is from France.
And this in Germany.
More than 30 women have been
arrested in Iran since December.
More again from Feranak Amidi.
The first centre thing happened
yesterday and one of the women was
sentenced to two years in prison and
another one the first woman who went
and did that iconic protests were
she took off her scarf and put it on
a stick and stood on a platform in a
busy street was sentenced to getting
psychiatric help and medication so
what we are seeing that the state is
doing and are run is giving them
heavy sentencing and labelling them
loose women who are promoting and
decency and society and labelling
them as insane and mentally ill
people. That is quite worrying
because our round 20 other women are
waiting to go on trial and this is a
worrying time, a lot of anxiety
right now among women and women's
rights activists in Iran.
for watching, we will be back next
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