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This is BBC World News Today, broadcasting in the UK
Political and legal opposition is growing
in the United States to President Trump's
The British Prime Minister tells her ministers to raise
concerns with their American counterparts about
The Socialist Party in France has chosen a politician from the left
to be its candidate in this year's presidential election.
And a sweet moment for Roger Federer.
He wins an epic five-set match to claim his 18th Grand Slam
16 US state attorneys general - some of the country's
chief legal advisors - have condemned an executive order
from President Trump restricting immigration from seven mainly
They say the move is unconstitutional,
The Attorneys General said in a joint statement
they were confident the order would be struck down by the courts.
One federal judge has temporarily halted
Meanwhile, there's been more anger and consternation around the world.
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel who has said the fight
against terrorism does not justify putting people from specific
backgrounds or faiths under general suspicion.
The Mayor of London - Sadiq Khan, has called the ban
on refugees and immigrants from certain countries
The right-wing populist Dutch politician Geert Wilders tweeted:
"No more immigration from any Islamic country is
At home, the administration has has downplayed a court ruling
which temporarily rules out deporting people who have already
arrived, saying it only applies to a small number of people.
Meanwhile, angry protests continue around the country.
Protest is becoming a permanent feature of the Trump presidency.
And at JFK Airport last night the demonstrations lasted deep
New York has always been the great gateway into America.
The protesters believe the executive order flies
Demonstrations took place across the country, these are scenes
in Boston as a US senator defied the US president.
I knew Donald Trump would be bad but, boy, not this
At this courthouse in Brooklyn came a late night legal challenge
and civil liberties lawyers emerged claiming a victory.
As the federal judge temporarily blocked part of the executive order.
If President Trump enacts laws or executive orders
that are unconstitutional, and illegal, the courts are
What started as a protest outside this courthouse in Brooklyn has now
At the arrivals hall at Dallas Airport outside
A Muslim woman from Iraq finally making it back into the country.
All of a sudden I get a call telling me they are detaining my wife
who is a green card holder, legal resident in this country.
But, despite the court ruling and others making it
through immigration, the Department of Homeland Security
said it would continue to enforce the executive order.
Prior to the court ruling, President Trump expressed
satisfaction about how his ban was being implemented.
It's working out very nicely and we are going
strict ban and extreme vetting which we should have had in this
And this morning he doubled down on Twitter.
These Syrians thought their US visas offered them
But this Christian family of eight was refused entry at Philadelphia
airport and forced to fly back to Beirut.
TRANSLATION: My son has been in America three years,
and they did not even let me call him.
They'd spent all their money on the plane tickets
and seen their American dreams eradicated with the stroke of a pen.
We can go live to New York. Protesters against this executive
order that was signed on Friday and we have seen a weekend of protests
with increasing numbers of voices from across the political and legal
spectrum coming out against these new restrictions. We can speak to
our correspondent at JFK airport. Just tell us what you have seen this
how people are being affected by this executive order. There is a
growing number of protesters who have come here to demonstrate
against what they see as President from's Muslim ban, but inside the
terminal more than 20 people have been detained since this order was
signed on Friday. Among them relatives of people who are active
members of the US military, who have come here to protest at the
treatment of their relatives. There was also someone who had worked for
the United States military in Iraq who was detained and then released,
a Yemeni grandmother with diabetes, an elderly Somali man who was met by
his son. These are the kinds of people who have been caught up in
this and there are about 40 volunteer lawyers inside terminal
four, many of them work for corporate law firms but they have
come here to volunteer their services to provide legal
representation for those detained and as of now, there are six people
detained. I don't know whether you have seen the Foreign Office
statement here. It basically has clarified that the order does not
necessarily affect those coming from the UK. In practical terms, we are
hearing all sorts of stories of people travelling from different
parts of the world, is there any sense of clarity about what
officials should be following? It is completely confused. Amongst those
detained are people who are legal, permanent residence of the United
States, green card holders. They have mostly been Iranian Americans
who have been abroad for a variety of reasons. One is a student here on
Rhode Island and she returned here and was detained. The administration
already on talk shows walking back and saying this is not supposed to
apply to holders of green cards. In the UK, there has been a lot of
reaction to the migrant ban and there is a petition on the
Parliament website saying President Trump should not be allowed the
privilege of a state visit when he comes to the UK because it would
embarrass the Queen. In less than a date it has gained nearly 700,000
signatures meaning it could be considered for a debate in
Parliament. In the last hour, the latest advice
from the British Foreign Office is that the US Presidential
executive order only applies to individuals travelling from one
of the seven named countries and not To get more clarification on this
statement, we're joined by our correspondent,
Richard Lister. We have had a lot of coverage today
of Mo Farah and also a British MP. This clarification, does it make
things clear because it seems to be contrary to what we have heard? It
is certainly good news for Mo Farah, but basically the Foreign and
Commonwealth Office has put on its website a statement saying the
Foreign Secretary has had conversations with the US government
and they can clarify that anybody who is a UK national who happens to
be travelling from one of the seven countries targeted by this executive
order, anybody who is doing that who is a UK national, and the order does
not apply to you even if you were born in one of those countries so UK
nationals seem to be given a pass. If you are a dealer citizens of one
of those countries, travelling to the US from outside those countries,
the order does not apply to you. Mo Farah is a dual nationality Somali
citizen. He is training in Ethiopian and he was concerned he would not
get back to the US which is currently his home base. His family
are there but if the Foreign Office is to be believed, he will be able
to do that because he is not travelling to the US from one of
those countries affected. What about those who have come from one of the
countries named, but if they come to London for a night, and start a
fresh journey, will they not be affected? There was the case of an
Iraqi family who travelled through Cairo. They were turned back. They
could argue, according to this advice, that they were travelling
from Cairo but their journey originated in Iraq and so therefore
they were turned back. The real problem is there is not a great deal
of clarity about how these rules are being interpreted around the world
and even the Trump administration seems to be backtracking that it
said earlier this week. Again we are seeking clarification from the White
House. That will come in the next few hours hopefully. Do stay with
us. More ahead. The Socialist party in France makes
is choice but does he stand a chance in the presidential election?
Political and legal opposition is growing in the United States
to President Trump's order to prevent the entry
of refugees and citizens of seven Muslim countries.
And the British government has been talking about British exemptions to
the travel ban. A former education minister,
Benoit Hamon, has won Sunday's run-off to be
the French Socialist Party's The hard left politician
was comfortably beating his rival the former Prime Minister,
Manuel Valls, who conceded before With 60% of votes counted,
Mr Benoit had just over Philippe Marliere is a lecturer
in French and European politics at University College,
London. Tell us about Benoit Hamon and does
he have a chance to become president? It is a mountain to climb
because they are so behind in the polls of the Socialist party which
reflects how popular the government has been. This victory might turn a
little bit the game, but also it will vitalise the left which has
been clearly nonexistent and in disarray. I think his chance is to
do that, try to unify the different segments of the left. First of all,
his own party, which will not be easy because the right-wing might be
tempted to look to the centre with the other candidates, but also on
the left of the Socialist party, there is another candidate who is
ahead. A difficult task for him to unify the left, make sure it does
not lose too many votes in the centre. But at least the Socialist
party gives itself a chance to at least not to get a crushing defeat.
The fear of all moderates is that a Le Pen victory. I don't think it
will impact much on her eventual victory as you say. I think you
would have to look at Phil on who is in trouble for other reasons. It is
an incredible race, full of upsets and surprises. He is accused of
various things to do with his wife. This antiestablishment mood that we
are seeing all over the world, how does this play into having a new,
very left wing leader for the Socialist, very right wing popular
leader. The main party, centre left, centre right... Don't inspire
confidence and are not supported. Mac ron is doing well but he is a
lonely man. He does not have a proper party behind him. He tries to
get votes from the centre-left but he is in the centre so he will not
make it to the second round. Benoit Hamon's victory changes the
situation. At least there is someone to represent the values of the left,
something a number of voters, those who voted for Francois Hollande had
the lowest hope in this party. I think they can come back and support
this party. Thank you. A US special forces raid
against Al Qaeda in Yemen, authorised by President Trump,
has killed at least fourteen The raid targeted the houses
of three tribal chiefs linked In Myanmar, a leading member
of the governing National League for Democracy has been shot dead
at Yangon airport. Ko Ni, was a prominent Muslim member
of Aung San Suu Kyi's party. A suspect has been detained
but there's no further information Reports say 25 Chinese
nationals on board a missing Malaysian boat have
been found alive. But as many as six people
are still missing. Malaysian naval ships
and an aircraft have been searching for the vessel in a large sea area
off the coast of Borneo. Hundreds of protesters are still
demonstrating against those new orders, that executive order from
President Trump on trying to restrict migration. We have heard
about the kind of international condemnation that this refugee ban
is attracting. What will be long-term consequences be on US
foreign relations? First of all, we are seeing massive opposition, the
attorneys general saying this is unconstitutional. Will this
policyholder? President trumpeted is determined to implement the policy
unless Republican senators organise against it, there is little
difference protests can make but there is clearly outraged across the
country not only to this but to others in the past week. What will
be the impact on foreign relations with other countries we have seen?
There is immense concerned that this will backfire and radicalised
opposition? This order invites violence targeting US citizens, US
interests. Clearly the world is appalled at the Islamophobia that is
behind this executive order and there's a real risk of a violent
backlash against the United States. Why has Saudi, Qatar and other Sunni
states, citizens of those countries have been involved in
radicalisation, why have they not been involved? It is curious. Those
happen to be countries where Trump has business interests. I wonder if
there is any link. When you say this is going to have a", some will say
President Trump is saying, voicing a concern that many have around the
world which is about security and he is taking action that is going to be
popular. It is legitimate to have security concerns, but this idea of
extreme betting is not new. Prior to the executive action, the vetting
process was very intense. It would take an applicant to come here under
the asylum programme or as a refugee 18-24 months to be approved. It is
nothing new that can be done on the betting side. What is being done
here is security is being used as an excuse to justify chauvinism and
Islamophobia. How do you think it will in practical terms, have
impacts on big countries like Iran? Seven countries listed here. We are
hearing that Canada will provide temporary shelter to people stranded
as a result of the tops order but a number of countries, how will it
affect direct relations with the US? These countries will take reciprocal
measures. Iran has said that if nationals are not able to travel to
the US, they will do similar. This is going to have a ripple effect
across... Sorry, they sound just breaking up. But thank you for
speaking to us. Let's move on and catch up with some of the sport now.
Big day in tennis. Roger Federer says he had never thought he would
make it back to a grand slam final but he has picked up his 18th title.
He spent the past six months on the sidelines with injury but he
overcame Rafa Nadal in a thrilling final. I don't think either one of
us believed we would be in the final was when we saw each other at the
Academy five, four months ago and here we stand in the finals. Tennis
is a tough sport, there are no draws but if there was one, I would be
happy to accept one tonight and accept it with Rafa. It could not
happen here, but it can happen on clay if I am able to play like this,
hold matches like this and recover well... Opponents will not get that
many free points and I am playing solely from the baseline, if I make
that happen, I think I can have success on hard courts.
Three more shocks in the English FA Cup on Sunday.
But Manchester United are through to the last 16
for Jose Mourinho's side - the manager made nine
Chris Smalling made it 2-0 following a cross
from Anthony Martial, who set up Henrikh Mkhitaryan
But the big story coming out of Old Trafford
was Bastian Schweinsteiger who marked his first
Manchester United start for a year with a goal and an assist
We deserved to win. The first half was not very good but we managed to
be won- zero in front and then at half-time we spoke about changing a
few things, the boys accepted it well and the second half was much
better. We deserved to win, the job was done and we are in the last 16.
Championship side Fulham pulled off an upset as they thrashed Hull City
at Craven Cottage to progress to the fifth round.
Afterwards the Hull boss Marco Silva said Fulham
deserved to win the game - we have a lot of problems to solve
with our team playing a lot of games in a row.
Sutton United - a non-league club - have beaten Leeds United.
Watford were also beaten 1-0 away at Millwall.
Ghana are through to the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations...
The Black Stars beat DR Congo thanks to a late penalty from Andre Ayew.
Andre's brother Jordan had opened the scoring before
Ghana will now face Cameroon in the semi-finals.
Those semi-finals on Wednesday and Thursday next week.
Leo Santa Cruz beat Carl Frampton to win the WBA
It was a rematch of their bout from last year which
Frampton said he was surprised by Leo's ability to box on the back
foot. He won on two rounds on two of the judges scorecards. Frampton is
adamant that next time round he wants to fight in Belfast because
his fans have now travelled here to the USA three times in a row but the
pull of the casinos and the money here in Vegas means that those
negotiations for the trilogy fight might be as feverish as the contest
we saw here. That is it for the programme.
Goodbye. The weather was very split today.
Sunshine across Scotland, heavy rain in the south. The week ahead very
unsettled. Potentially turning very windy towards the end of the week.
Lots of weather fronts and areas of low pressure starting to develop out
on the Atlantic. The clouds are racing our way. One area of rain
clears away, tonight we have another one heading in our direction and
reaching Cornwall by the morning. Scotland a different story, clear
skies here and a sharp frost. Down south it will be mild, at the very
least cloudy first thing in the morning. Not a lot of brightness and
the further north you go, the drier it is and by Cumbria, northwards
through the lowlands of Scotland, very frosty start here. Freezing fog
in one or two spots and possibly I see as well. Through the morning,
into the afternoon, that rain moves across and that means another great,
drizzly day. Eastern areas, particularly Scotland and the
north-east some sunshine. I'll fast cloudy with spots of rain. This mass
of cloud and rain and drizzle hangs around into Monday evening, but
Northern areas staying dry. Tuesday, rain anywhere across the UK coming
and going. Patchy, western areas could brighten up a little bit later
on. And milder, 10 degrees in Belfast, ten across Yorkshire.
Wednesday we are between weather systems and it brightens up. A large
chunk of the UK should have a bright if not sunny Wednesday and then on
Thursday, low-pressure approaches. The winds will start to increase,
that will push in a weather front and some rain. Mild, ten even as far
north as Newcastle and Glasgow and then Saturday, very windy