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This is BBC World News Today, broadcasting in the UK
The Headlines: A war of words between
Donald Trump's team says there's a concerted attempt
to undermine his Presidency -- and vows to fight "tooth
All change in the Gambia: West African troops enter
the capital, preparing the way for the man who won
A shock for France's former Prime Minister Manuel Valls,
as he trails behind a left wing rival in the battle
for the Socialist party's presidential nomination.
And in Sport - we will look at the wide-open field
The top seeds in both draws have been eliminated.
The White House has vowed to fight the news media "tooth and nail,"
over what officials see as unfair attacks on President Trump.
The new administration has taken issue with the number
of people who attended the inauguration on Friday.
President Trump claims at least a million people
turned out, but aerial photographs appear to tell a different story.
With more - here's our North America Editor Jon Sopel.
The weightiest issues on the planet were discussed
at Donald Trump's inaugural address, but what the president is in a white
rage about are suggestions that the crowds for him were not
as big as they were for Barack Obama eight years ago, even though
the evidence is incontrovertible, as these two photos,
each taken 45 minutes before the inauguration
But last night, journalists were summoned to the most
extraordinary White House briefing to be told they were lying.
This was the largest audience to ever witness
This kind of dishonesty in the media, the challenging,
the bringing of our nation together, is making it more difficult.
There has been a lot of talk in the media
about the responsibility to hold Donald Trump accountable,
and I'm here to tell you that it goes two ways.
We are going to hold the press accountable as well.
Earlier in the day from Donald Trump, on a visit
to CIA headquarters, a similar attack, though this time
As you know, I have a running war with the media.
They are among the most dishonest human beings on earth.
They sort of made it sound like I had a feud
But, hang on a minute, how do you reconcile the suggestion
that it's all got up by the journalists when he
He accused the intelligence services of leaking material against him,
and suggested their behaviour made it seem as though we were
And today, key lieutenants were intensifying their attacks.
There is an obsession by the media to delegitimise this president,
and we are not going to sit around and let it happen.
Our press secretary gave alternative facts to that.
Look, alternative facts are not facts, they are falsehoods.
Part of this can be put down to Donald Trump's obsession
with the size of his crowd, but there is deliberate
It seems the White House wants to undermine the conventional media
so that Donald Trump is able to present his own version
of reality through Twitter and Facebook without any mediation,
and say to the public, who do you believe, me
And while this battle plays itself out, the satirists are making hay.
This is their take on what Vladimir Putin makes of it all.
I am glad to see so many people showed up to your inauguration.
So where does the Trump administration's approach
Josh Lederman is White House Correspondent
for the Associated Press - he was in Saturday's press briefing,
when Sean Spicer outlined why he thought the press was inaccurate
in its reporting of the crowds at the inauguration,
and then declined to take any questions.
What was your reaction? This was a stunning departure from what the
White House press corps was used to under previous administrations and
as far back as we can recall. I think journalists in the US are not
exactly sure what is going to be the approach point forward. Journalists
are used to getting some criticism from politicians, that is natural
and part of the process, we are supposed to have an adversarial
relationship which is OK. What we are not used to our things being
stared from the podium which are demonstrated be false, things that
we would have to go away on sale at the press secretary in front of the
presidential seal just said the most people attended Trump's inauguration
of any in history, that is actually not true. I think you'll see
aggressive attempts by the press corps to try to fact check the Trump
administration in real-time, to push back and continue to do our jobs in
the way we did under previous administrations even if the
circumstances are different. You spoke about fact checking in but are
there other strategies reporters can use, for instance Donald Trump in a
previous press conferences and speak to CNN, he called them fake news and
could bus feed fake news, is there another reporters can take to come
together and tackle this? One thing journalists are keeping in mind is
the fact that the White House and the press office I'm not the only
conduits for information. There is a massive federal bureaucracy filled
with people who serve in both administrations and we are going to
turn to for information about what the administration is doing. There
are lawmakers in Congress, members of the US Congress who are also
getting information from the administration and from their own
sources who can help us and the American people understand what is
going on. Daryl kinds of groups outside of government that will be
working to try and hold the government accountable that'll have
their take on the situation. I'm interested in how this relationship
was Sean Spicer, Donald Trump and the rest of the administration, how
it compares so far with the last administration. There is really no
comparison. What we're seeing in the Trump administration is them trying
to use what he called yesterday, a running war with the media, as a
tool to posture and to position himself to remind his supporters
that he is still fighting against the establishment, whatever the
establishment means. The reality is here is that Donald Trump is the
establishment, he is the most powerful person in the country up
and arguably the world. He directs the entire federal government so it
is a bit of a transition for him to be in the place where he is now
calling the shots. All of the responsibility is on him and he will
be the one taking the flak if he is not able to deliver on the promises
he made. Just in time, we have lost timber thank you.
Mr Trump has also announced that he plans to start talks
on the trade deal which exists between the US, Mexico
He made the announcemennt on the NAFTA agreement
at an oath-taking ceremony for White House staff.
I will start renegotiating on Nafta, on immigration,
and on security at the border, and Mexico has been terrific,
The president has been really very amazing, and I think we're
going to have a very good result for Mexico, for the United States,
for everybody involved - it's very important.
Just time to tell you that there's a new BBC programme starting Monday
on Donald Trump's first hundred days and all the key
It's hosted by Katty Kay in Washington,
And it begins at 1900 gmt here on BBC World News.
After a week of political uncertainty...
arrived in Gambia's capital Banjul, in preparation for the return
of the man the people elected president, Adama Barrow.
Citizens cheered as the troops arrived.
ECOWAS had threatened intervention should Mr Barrow's predecessor,
Yahyuh Jam-meh refuse to give up power after losing the elections.
He left the country in the early hours of Sunday morning
There is a great sense of relief here in the capital of the Gambia
following the departure of the former leader. Life is picking up
after three days of a total shutdown where people stayed home in fear of
violence as West African States were mounting against the former
strongman in order to have him step down. There was a declaration issued
by the United Nations and the regional bloc ECOWAS saying they
would work together to ensure that there is no witch hunting of former
members of the regime and its supporters and that they would
prevent the seizure of assets and property is lawfully belonging to
the former presidents. They also said he was leaving at the Gambia
temporarily and he had the liberty to return as a citizen of the Gambia
and the former heads of State at the time of his choosing. People here
are waiting for the new president to return to the country. There will be
celebrations than birds he said he would return when the path is clear
and so I think they are conducting security sweeps throughout the
country to make sure the conditions are met for his own safety.
The Israeli authorities have approved the construction
of 566 homes for settlers in occupied
Jerusalem's deputy mayor said the the rules of the game had
changed since the inauguration of Donald Trump.
The Israeli government lays claim to the whole of Jerusalem,
while the Palestinians see the occupied east as the capital
Emergency workers in central Italy are continuing to search
for survivors after an avalanche engulfed a hotel.
At least five people are known to have died --
Poor weather conditions are hindering the rescue efforts.
Nine people - including four children - have so far been pulled
alive from the rubble of the hotel in the Abrootso region.
The first results from France's centre-left primary
election have come through. Benoit Hamon from the left
of the Socialist Party received the highest number of votes,
The former prime minister Manuel Valls has also made it
through to the second round after receiving 31
The run off for the party's presidential nominee
Tell us more about these two men. Voters will face a clear left right
choice now in the run-up because Manuel Valls represents the social
Democrats right-wing because he was in office for three years and Benoit
Hamon who came first in the primary represents the left-wing comedy
angry protest wing that wants to rip up the rules in Europe and rip up
globalisation in terms of trade and very much more angry and
antiestablishment left. It will be interesting to see which of these
goes through. The arts are clearly with because they third placed
candidate today is also on the left and the will put his weight behind
Benoit Hamon so that should mean gets the nomination next week. Where
does this place the Socialists when they do have the candidate in terms
of general elections? Of course we cannot talk about these will
painting the overall picture which is the Socialists in general are in
such bad odour it is highly unlikely either candidate will win the
presidential election. They are deeply unpopular and on top of that
outflanked on either side of the left and right who are doing
stronger in the polls. Whoever wins next week has an uphill battle.
Thank you. Stay with us on BBC
World News, still to come. Choose life, choose a job, choose a
career... Whatever happened to Renton, sick boy and Begley, 20
years after the film Trainspotting, we will finally get an answer.
Theresa May says she has 'absolute faith,' in the UK's Trident
nuclear deterrent system, despite claims an unarmed missile
veered off course during a test last summer.
she declined to say whether she knew of the incident, before a crucial
It didn't go on its preprogrammed flight path which can be anything to
do with a tiny component, a small transistor or something like that.
This is an inner missile covered with telemetry indicators and that
sort of thing, it doesn't have a warhead and it is designed to go
somewhere where there is no land. Anything could have gone wrong, it
could've been a component failure or a software glitch. I think as Lord
West said just now, this is really unusual for this to happen. If it
did then I'm sure the engineers and the geeks are all over to the
moment. This is BBC world News today. Donald
Trump's team accuses the media of a concerted attempt to undermine his
presidency. A court in Iran's rejected an appeal
against a five year prison sentence given to a woman with dual British
and Iranian citizenship. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is accused of
security offences. She was detained while trying to leave the country
with her two-year old daughter after visiting relatives in April. With me
in the studio is her husband. Thank you for being with us. What is she
accused of exactly? The formal accusation is national security
related charges so we don't exactly know but in the court hearing, it
turns out what she was accused of work to accusations. One of which
were she was the head of recruitment for... And the wife of a known
British by which was me. And the basis for that accusation was the
fact there was a huge media campaign which has been done and a lot of
people have been calling for her release, there were the best part of
500 pages of prosecution which was the media coverage. If protesting
her innocence is proving her guilt. Does she know any of these? She
would have been in the courtroom so she will know but what she won't
know now was that today it was announced that she had been
sentenced to five years and the appeal failed. That was broken in
the media so we didn't hear that from her lawyer. At the time she was
having a family visit. We're seeing pictures of Manuel Valls, how are
you coping? It has been ten months. My daughter has grown lots in that
time. We have gone through different phases of how hard to spend and how
hard to adapt the new environment. Now discovering words and working
out that she lives in London. In the beginning it was terrifying, not
knowing what was going on and as it has unfolded it has gotten crazy and
at one point she was accused of overthrowing a regime and now I'm
accused of being a spy. Different ridiculous stories coming out and
sometimes it feels crazy and sometimes scary. Where do you go
from here? We need to take a breath and see what's next. We have been
battling quite hard to bring her home for Christmas which is where
the campaign was going and that didn't happen but we had this appeal
so it was something to hang onto. The minister went out last week to
see if he could press the case and it's resulted in her case being
reiterated so we need to think what next and clearly she is caught up in
a political bargaining chip in all sorts of things so we will have to
campaign a bit further and draw some breath and think what next. Thank
you for coming to see us. Let's get some sports for you. Chelsea have
extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to eight points.
Diego Costa who was dropped last week in controversial circumstances
was recalled to the starting line-up for the home game. And he scored the
first of Chelsea's goals. Gary K Hill, the other goal-scorer. The
Chelsea manager was delighted to have Costa back and getting goals
from him again. For him and to finish this big thing, he played and
played very well, he scored and I'm pleased for him and pleased for our
team, for the fans and for the club and I think today finish all types
of speculation. Arsenal have moved up to second place in the Premier
League but only after late drama at the Emirates. The winner came in the
97th minute from Alexis Sanchez from the penalty spot. Burnley thought
they had rescued a point when Andre Gray slotted home a penalty into
injury time but Arsenal had another player sent off a dangerous tackle
and Sanches happy there the end. Leicester City's problems continue,
they wait for a first league win in the season, they were beaten 3-0 by
Southampton. Southampton ending their own run of poor form. Cabaye
and have then -- Gabon have been eliminated from the Africa cup of
Nations. Burkina Faso topped the table on goal difference. Cameron
also qualify for the knockout stages. Gabon the first host to fail
to get past the first round since Tunisia in 94. Andy Murray says it
wasn't to be after he was knocked out in the fourth round of the
Australian open by the world number 50. Murray lost the opening set and
then took the second but Spero won the third and fourth. A big
disappointment for Murray who had been hoping to win the title in
Melbourne for the first time. It is one of the biggest days in sport of
the year in the USA and in the next few hours we know which few teams
will contest the Super Bowl. The championship games of the NFL are
taking place and the New England Patriot are at home to the
Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC, but first off the Green Bay Packers are
buying the Atlanta Falcons. It is currently 17-0 to the Falklands with
two minutes to go in the second quarter. England's cricketers have
finally done something India which they had managed to do all winter.
Ben Stokes was the star for England with the bat and ball as they held
on for a five run victory in the one-day international at col Qatar.
Ben Stokes had a 39 ball 57 and the total for India was just short but
they still win the series 2-1. The BBC understands Bernie Ecclestone
could step down as the Formula 1 chief executive as soon as this
week. The move would end his remarkable 40 year reign in the
sport, the American company liberty media is on the brink of completing
its takeover and wants to revamp which could see Bernie Ecclestone
eased aside. That is all the sport for now. When the film
'Trainspotting' came out in the 1990s, its blend of drugs and petty
crime in Edinburgh became an unlikely global hit. Now, more than
two decades later, the original cast and director have re-united for a
sequel - catching up with the characters as they reach middle age.
The film had its world premiere in Edinburgh on Sunday evening - as our
arts correspondent Colin Patterson reports.
Choose life, choose a job, choose a career. Trainspotting was the
defining film of the mid-90s cool Britannia. The post was on student
walls. It dealt with addiction, friendship and had to listen. 20
years later, the gangs back together. We met the director Danny
Boyle where it all began. We implied that they run straight from here on
to this road and then rent and then renting gets hit hit by a car. What
have you been up to for 20 years? Since Trainspotting Danny Boyle has
dominated the Oscars with slum dog millionaire and transfer the 2012
opening Olympic ceremony so why now a sequel to the film made his name?
Since he made the movie people constantly come at you and talk
about the characters like they know them and that makes us think that we
not had an obligation Bert AGT to perhaps turn to it again.
Trainspotting was about the cutting edge, here we are more than 20 years
later, how do you make sure this is not just the film equivalent of dad
The truth is you can't. Part of the responsibility was embracing the
fact we were making a sequel to a story people knew intimately and how
we were going to grow up with that. What's really captured the zeitgeist
in the original was the famous cheese life speech. Choose a 3-piece
suites... And it's back in an updated version. Twitter, Instagram
and hope someone, somewhere cares. Delivered once again by Ewan
McGregor returning in the role of Renton. When it came out we were
like the oasis of the movie industry in Britain. We represented Britpop
movies. It was amazing. There are so as part of me that yearns that again
I suppose. For guys, it's fair to say they have lived a bit, how have
they age? There was always a moment in every shooting day where it was
like a 20 later moments where you suddenly felt 20 years had gone by
since your last playing this guy. So far reviews have mainly been
positive but it would be audiences that will have their memory
tarnished of the original. Back to President Tran. We heard from him
earlier in the programme but in a less abrasive moment today he said
he would cherish a letter left to him by Barack Obama. I went to the
Oval Office and Thomas Pieters letter from President Obama. It was
very nice of him to do that and we will cherish that and we will keep
that and we won't even tell the press what is in that letter.
President trumpeted the last word. That's all from me goodbye.