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transient snow, probably eventually
turning to rain. A lot happening
over the next few days, make sure
you stay tuned to the weather.
Britain and the EU have struck a
last-minute deal, which means Brexit
talks can move onto the next phase.
Getting to this point has required
give and take on both sides,
and I believe the joint
report being published
is in the best interests
of the whole of the UK.
I believe we have now made
the breakthrough we needed.
Today's result is,
of course, a compromise.
Issues over the Irish border, the
divorce Bill and citizens rights are
addressed in the agreement, but
around key points, questioned
Clashes between Palestinians and
Israeli security forces clash.
And the United Nations says it's the
worst attack on peacekeepers in
recent history. 14 peacekeepers have
been killed in the Democratic
Republic of Congo.
Hello and welcome to World News
Todya. After six months of talks,
finally a break you. A deal was
struck first thing Friday morning on
key areas, including the Irish
border and the divorce Bill. Now
discussions can move onto the second
phase, the future relationship, but
Donald Tusk, the of the European
Commission, has sounded a warning.
He says so much time has been
dedicated to the early easy part of
the negotiations, the hard part is
only just beginning.
While most of us slept,
when hardly a soul was stirring,
of Downing Street were up.
Then, at 4:07, onto the plane.
Theresa May, travelling...
while Jean-Claude Juncker
waiting in so many ways, for the UK.
And then, touchdown.
Ready if you are.
Taking their places for the moment,
after three days of cajoling,
compromise and criticism.
It was a good morning
for Theresa May.
A deal to pave the way for Brexit
round two, the jargon she had
longed to hear.
Sufficient progress has now been
made on the terms of the divorce.
This was a difficult negotiation
for the European Union,
as well as for the United Kingdom.
After breakdown on Monday,
blocked by allies at home,
a huge weight off
the government's stressed shoulders.
I very much welcome the prospect
of moving ahead to the next phase,
to talk about trade and security,
and to discuss the positive
and ambitious future relationship.
Are you going to be celebrating,
cracking open the champagne?
Still more work to do, no champagne.
No celebrations for either side.
There have been many
compromises, and more to come.
The agreement implies it
will cost up to £39 billion
to settle our accounts as we leave.
There is no final figure,
and it could be more,
but could be more
paid over many years.
Both sides say Brits who live
elsewhere in the EU,
and European citizens who live
here, will have their
for Tory backbenchers,
the role of the European Court
will be limited.
There is a promise there will be no
hard border in Ireland
between North and South,
a vow their rules and regulations
will be aligned if there
is no big trade deal.
And a time-limited transition
period as we leave.
But what about the DUP,
who'd so embarrassed
the Prime Minister on Monday?
She needs their votes
in parliament, and this week
they squeezed some concessions.
But in the early hours, Theresa May
made the decision to crack on,
even though they weren't quite sure.
There are still matters
there that we would have liked
to have seen clarified.
We ran out of time, essentially.
We think that we needed to go back
again and talk about those matters,
but the Prime Minister has decided
to go to Brussels in relation
to this text, and she says she has
done that in the national interest.
The Leader of the Opposition,
speaking at the UN today,
was even less impressed.
This could have
been done some time ago.
The referendum took place in 2016,
we are now right at the end of 2017,
this is the first time there has
been any sign of any movement
to go on to phase two.
But Tory relief washed over social
media, the Cabinet falling over
themselves to praise their boss,
and notable by their absence,
most Tory Brexiteers.
The ultimate arbiter,
put that in your pipe and smoke it.
The real criticism from this man.
Amazing, isn't it.
The British Prime Minister flies
through the middle of the night
to meet unelected bureaucrats
who pat her on the head,
and say, "You have met our demands,
made sufficient progress and can
move to the next stage."
The whole thing is a humiliation.
As one of the brokers in Brussels
was keen to point out,
reaching the next deal
to shake on will be harder still.
Let us remember, the most difficult
challenge is still ahead.
We all know that
breaking up is hard.
But breaking up and building
a new relation is much harder.
But round here,
there is no jubilation,
more like thank goodness,
because these negotiations
are intertwined with
the Prime Minister's fate.
The talks stumble, so does she.
The talks muddle through,
and so does she.
Had there not been this deal
at dawn, there would have
been serious rumblings
about Theresa May's future.
With progress comes
breathing space, but there
is compromise, plenty of it.
And with that comes winners
and losers, and no real guarantees.
Getting this far and keeping
the peace has strained
this street already.
The Tory divisions
have not disappeared.
But agreeing anything
has been an achievement.
For tonight at least,
a little goodwill.
BBC News, Westminster.
How people reacting to the Brexit
deal across Europe? Let's talk to
the Forum editor of a newspaper.
Think of the joining us. How is
Berlin reacting to this deal?
Initially, the government
spokesperson today just said it is a
step forward, and now they are
looking into the details to make
their own assessment. At an
officially, everybody is relieved
that we do have this before
Christmas, because there were
concerns that talks may fail. That
would have serious consequences for
Germany as the most important
trading partner for Britain.
change in the German government
cause a change in Brexit policy?
Know, it won't. Surprisingly, there
is a consensus all across the German
political spectrum, when it comes to
negotiation from Brexit, I don't
think there are any political
differences. Even the fact that we
have just an acting government right
now, it will strain the hands of the
German government when it comes to
continuing the negotiation.
more about the concerns that German
government, or Germans in general,
might have about Brexit. Are they
focused around trade, or are there
So far, it has
always been a question of the
financial settlement. Germany is the
European Union's most important net
payer. That means, any Bill left
over, it would have to be covered by
the countries. So the relief today,
it is related to the fact that we
now know that the British Government
will not spell it out, but... Of
what they wanted to achieving this
issue. It means for the German
government, they can go ahead now.
Thank you very much.
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Breaking news to bring you now,
aides close to the former Georgian
president say he has just been
arrested in Kiev. Our Ukraine
correspondent said details of how he
had been detained have not been
You might remember early in the
week, these extraordinary pictures
of an attempted a rest were
released. Officers went to his flat
and ended up walking him across his
roof before he could be properly
detained, though, his supporters
managed to free him. Prosecutors
accused him of receiving funding
from an ally of Ukraine's former
president. He says he is an
anti-corruption campaigner, and has
made accusations against the
Ukrainian president. We will bring
you more on this as it becomes
The US ambassador to the UN has
denounced the organisation's role in
the Middle East, describing it as a
centre of hostility to Israel. Nikki
Haley was responding to criticism at
the US decision to recognise to rue
celeb as Israel's capital. There
have been clashes between Israeli
forces and Palestinians, protesting
at the decision. And there have been
demonstrations across the Arab
The biggest protests were in Gaza.
Plenty of people had warned that US
recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's
capital would lead to bloodshed.
The first person to die
was a 30-year-old Palestinian.
He was shot by the Israeli army
during clashes on Gaza's border.
Others were wounded.
There were clashes around towns
on the West Bank, too.
The Palestinians want
Gaza and the West Bank
to be their future state,
with a capital in East Jerusalem.
This is our land.
All Palestine is our land.
Mr Trump, you are wrong.
Israelis, who want all of Jerusalem,
are delighted by President Trump's
recognition of their capital.
He said, we're steadfast here,
eternally, since ancient times.
This city was given to Jews 3,000
of years ago and the US
has recognised that.
But the golden dome behind him
is part of the third holiest place
in the world for Muslims,
and a few hundred yards
away, several thousand
Palestinians were going home
after the noon prayer.
The reality of this city is
that many Palestinians live here.
Life for them can be hard.
This home has been demolished
twice this year by order
of the Israeli authorities.
Like many Palestinians,
he built without a permit.
Israel gives Palestinians
very few construction permits,
while building thousands
of homes for Jews.
I born in this land,
and my father and my grandfather.
I will die in this place.
Palestinian areas of Jerusalem
were quieter after Friday
prayers than many expected.
Whenever a crowd formed,
mostly of onlookers,
the police broke it up.
Mr Trump's declaration is a big
challenge for the Palestinian
national movement and will turn
into a big defeat for it as well
if the Palestinians are not able
to organise a coherent challenge
to what has happened, and to build
on all the international
criticism there has been.
Israel feels on the up.
It has been given American
presidential recognition in this
city, without mention of occupation,
and without, so far,
a single concession in return.
Jeremy Bowen, BBC News, Jerusalem.
Stay with us on BBC World News,
still to come: we talk to BBC sport,
they are looking ahead to the
Manchester derby and waking up the
chances for City and United.
This is BBC World News Today. The
latest headlines: UK and EU leaders
hail the breakthrough we needed
after Prime Minister Theresa May
makes an early morning dash to
Brussels to seal the deal.
The US ambassador to the UN has
denounced the organisation's role in
the middle east, describing it as a
centre of hostility to Israel.
United Nations says at least 14 of
its peacekeepers have been killed
and dozens injured in an attack in
the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Five Congolese soldiers also died in
the assault in the east of the
country. Emergency teams are in the
area, and evacuations are underway.
The UN secretaries-general says it
is the worst attack on peacekeepers
in recent history, and could amount
to war crimes.
I condemn this attack unequivocally.
It is unacceptable and constitutes a
war crime. I call on the authorities
to investigate this incident and to
roughly bring the perpetrators to
justice. There must be no impunity
for such assaults here or anywhere
else. Military reinforcements have
arrived on the scene, the first
commander is there as well
coordinated a response, and the
medical evacuation of casualties is
ongoing. This is the worst attack on
UN peacekeepers in recent history.
We have more about the UN's role in
This attack happened on Thursday
night. It was an attack on a UN base
where the UN troops of the mission
were. It is believed that suspected
militants from a group that operates
in the DRC but originates from
Uganda, that is who the UN is
blaming or suspecting an element of
this group was involved in the
attack. And it appears to have been
a surprise attack, considering the
number of casualties, over 50
wounded and a dozen killed. Quite a
major incident for the UN in the DRC
where it had been facing challenges.
This is the largest UN peacekeeping
mission in the world. One of the
largest budgets. Over 18,000 troops,
from what we are hearing, the troops
involved were from Tanzania, who
sends over a thousand troops. It is
a major mission there, but it has
been going on for a long time. There
has been criticism about its
effectiveness, and this will be
brought again to the forefront,
brought to the discussion
considering the challenges UN
peacekeeping has been facing in
terms of effectiveness and also in
terms of funding.
A former Catalan minister who was
jailed in Spain for his role in a
legally declaring independence for
the region has told the BBC that he
acknowledges his government may have
broken the law. He has been speaking
exclusively to the BBC's Europe
We were with ordinary criminals,
with blood crimes. I mean, murder
and other things. We didn't have a
feeling of danger in our jail, but
there were a lot of hours in the
cell, 16, 17 hours a day in a small
cell. They wanted to steal our
dignity, but they didn't succeed.
But how do you justify what you did?
There were no legal means to have an
independence declaration, it was
against the constitution. You have
the Spanish government who say you
have made a situation deeply
divisive now, thousands of companies
have left, tell me.
To hold a
referendum is not illegal. It's not
a crime in Spain. It is not a crime
in Spain. We wanted the same thing,
the same referendum that took place
in Scotland. We are non-violent in
our movement. This is the most
unfair thing we have to face.
Perhaps we have disobeyed, perhaps,
perhaps. But we haven't committed a
crime to go to jail for 30 years.
Gavin Lee reporting there.
In California, six wildfires
continue to rage out of control,
leaving communities on the Pacific
Ocean, including the City of Santa
Barbara, preparing for evacuations.
James Cooper reports.
an epic battle continues.
They've been fighting this blaze
in the mountains north
of Los Angeles all week,
and still it devours forest
and brush, and has destroyed
more than 430 buildings.
Yet again tonight, this blaze
is burning with an intense ferocity,
and that means a battle,
because there is property down here,
very close to the fire,
and these firefighters have been
working very, very hard
for the past few days.
They are exhausted,
but they are back here again now
to try and stop this fire
from burning these properties.
The fire is now churning
towards the Pacific Ocean,
where communities as far north
as Santa Barbara are
preparing for evacuations.
To the south, a new blaze
exploded fast in San Diego County,
blowing up gas tanks under homes
and forcing pupils to flee
from their schools.
For those who have not been
currently impacted by the fire,
they need to prepare
as if they are going to be
impacted by the fire.
Where are they going to go?
What are their escape routes?
What is their communication
with their family?
What are they going
to do with their pets?
Do they have their
vehicles loaded to go?
Often, we don't ask people to think
about these things continuously,
but tonight is one of those nights,
today is one of these fires that
people need to be ready.
In the exclusive Los Angeles
suburb of Bel-Air,
the situation has improved.
A handful of homes were destroyed,
but many more were saved.
The musician Lionel Ritchie
and the socialite Paris Hilton
were among those forced
to flee their mansions.
Every firefighting aircraft
in the United States has been
summoned to California,
and they are making
a big difference.
With resources stretched
to the limit, firefighters
from neighbouring states have
arrived in California to help.
They'll be needed.
The extreme weather is forecast
to continue into the weekend.
James Cook, BBC News, California.
It is a game that needs no
introduction, the Manchester derby
this weekend with league leaders
Manchester City taking on rivals
United. City will take some
stopping. If they win at Old
Trafford, they will equal the
longest winning run in Premier
League history, and could extend
their lead at the top 211 points.
Jose Mourinho buying into the
I live a little bit isolated from
society. I don't feel it so much.
It's about training ground and
hotel, and my date off after CSKA
It's about training ground and
hotel, and my date off after CSKA. I
went home, so I really don't have
that communication, but I don't need
that to know that the derby is
something special for the people.
For us, in the end, it's three
There are a lot of points to play,
more than 70, so we are just focused
in the game, on the result. After
that, recovery, and we are thinking
Swansea three Day said. It's simple
like that. It is going there to do
our game. That is what I want to see
from my players.
Want to cricket, Moeen Ali believes
the team can serve in the Ashes
Series around despite trailing 2-0
to Australia. He will captain a much
changed England side against a
Cricket Australia XI in a few hours'
time in power. He won't bowl to
allow a cut on his finger to heal,
but expects to recover in time for
the third test in Perth, which
starts on Thursday.
Because I am a finger spinner, it is
one thing that I really need, which
needs to be 100%. Obviously, I
ripped it in the first game, first
innings, and since then, it has not
been easy. It has been difficult to
bowl and stuff, but the last game
was much better. I still bowled as
well. Hopefully, another 5-6 days,
with no bowling, it will be all
For the first time in 19 years, two
players from the same country have
been named as world champions by the
International Tennis Federation.
Garbine Muguruza picked up a women's
gong after rising to number one in
the rankings for the first time.
Rafa Nadal won the men's award.
And in rugby union, the British and
Irish Lions Captain Sam Warburton
will miss out on playing for Wales
in next year's six Nations Rugby
tournament. He has had surgery on a
knee injury. He was already out of
action after a neck operation and
says he has made a decision with the
Welsh Rugby union, and his club side
Cardiff Blues, to take a proactive
approach, so he is fully fit when
returning to action. It is inspected
he will take 4-6 months to recover.
That is all the sports are now.
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