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welcome to bbc news — broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is lebo diseko. our top stories: serving up a new round of tariffs. china says its plans for a world beating high—tech economy are under attack by the us, as their trade war intensifies. walking side by side. the goodwill continues to flow between the leaders of north and south korea in pyongyang. the european union's chief negotiator says he has an improved proposal to overcome one of brexit‘s biggest hurdles. and one of europe's most promising female golfers, celia barquin arozamena, is found dead on a course in iowa. hello, good to have you with us.
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the trade row between the united states and china is escalating. beijing has hit back after the us announced the biggest round of tariffs so far against some chinese goods. now, china has said it will impose new trade tariffs on a range of american goods. our china correspondent jon sudworth has more. at this trade fair, china was showing off its latest gadgets. it's all part of a plan to create a world beating high—tech economy, a plan it believes the us tariffs are designed to stop. for policymakers here in china, every line in this latest and extremely long list of us tariffs will read as proof of a real threat to the very economic model on which this country's success has been built — exports and state backing the industry. the response has been swift. translation: china has no choice but to retaliate in order to firmly
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defend our legitimate interests, and the global free—trade order. in 2017, china imported $130 billion worth of us goods. the first round of tariffs this year hit $50 billion of that trade. and today, almost all remaining imports, $60 billion worth, were targeted. but while china may have few options left, many us businesses do not think the trump tariffs are working. we had a survey recently, only 6% currently were reconsidering moving back to the us. so the us is hoping forjob creation, we don't really see that happening. it's the grim prospect of economic pain with no political gain. john sudworth, bbc news, beijing. earlier, i spoke to our asia business correspondent, karishma vaswani. she's at the world economic forum in tianjin, china. a lot of people that i've been speaking to here at the forum,
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which is often called the summer davos, obviously there's deal of concern about what's being seen as the most serious escalation of the trade tensions between the united states and china. you know, we're looking at something like almost half of everything that china sells to the united states being put under a tariff starting monday, september 2a, and then from january one, 2019, that tariff will go up from 10% to 25%. china's hit back, even though it says that it's a choice that it had to make to retaliate, putting $60 billion worth of american goods under a tariff as well. but i think it's really important to remember that all of this is something that china consistently says, that it's been put in this position by the us
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and by president trump, and that is why it has to push back. it is a choice that it wanted to make, it would rather discuss and negotiate and have some kind of resolution to this trade war. and i think that's the feeling of many people out here as well, when will this trade war come to an end? because there are knock—on effects to global growth, all of this becomes far more unclear because of these tensions. south korea's president moonjae—in is still in pyongyang as part of a three day summit with north korean leader, kim jong—un. president moon is hoping to kickstart progress on denuclearisation talks after discussions with washington reached a deadlock. to the person to receive or unbelievable. i think the scenes is a pyongyang, where you saw them dressed in their best hanbok suits
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and dressers, waving and shouting for reunification as president moon and kimjong—un for reunification as president moon and kim jong—un emerge from that open top car, an amazing propaganda windfall kim jong—un. there certainly seems to be some chemistry between the two. the problem he has is that the interest he has here in seoul does not seem to be as high as in previous summits. he went around to see if anyone was watching, that is not seem to be happening in seoul. what we're hearing from people here is that they are more concerned the economy. it president moon is going to make progress in north korea, he has to do it fast, in fact, he has to do it on this visit. i am also hearing from the united states overnight, certainly according to lindsey graham, who is according to lindsey graham, who is a senior senator there, saying that he fears president moon may be undermining us sanctions on this visit. but in terms of the optics, it is certainly good. let's get some of the day's other news.
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the head of germany's domestic intelligence service has been removed from his post — only to be given a more senior post in the interior ministry instead. hans—georg maassen had been facing intense criticism over comments he made about recent unrest in the eastern city of chemnitz. he'd cast doubt on reports about far—right extremists randomly attacking immigrants in the city. disturbances broke out in chemnitz after a german man was fatally stabbed in an attack blamed on migrants. president trump says he feels "badly" for brett kavanaugh, his supreme court nominee, who's been accused of sexual assault. republicans have scheduled a us senate hearing for next monday to consider the claim by christine blasey ford that she was assaulted by mr kavanaugh in the 1980s. but in a written statement, the one possible witness to the alleged incident — a high school friend of mr kavanaugh — says he doesn't want to speak publicly about the matter. the death toll from typhoon mangkhut has reached 7a in the philippines. dozens more are feared dead.
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rescuers dug through mud to try and find bodies buried by a massive landslide in the mining town of itogon. authorities say it's unlikely that anyone survived. the typhoon‘s the most powerful to hit this year. it also battered hong kong and southern china with fierce winds and heavy rain. the inquest into the death of pc keith palmer in the westminster terror attack has been told that security at the palace of westminster hadn't functioned for years. one of the officers on duty at the time of the attack, carried out by khalid masood, said it was possible that an opportunity to save pc palmer's life had been lost because no—one guarding the gate was armed. now, the eu's chief negotiator say he's ready to come forward with an improved proposal on the question of the irish border after brexit. michel barnier says the eu offer would fully respect the territorial
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integrity of the uk. the issue of the border between northern ireland and the republic has emerged as the main obstacle to an agreement. speaking this evening, mr barnier said most customs checks would be able to take place away from the border. work on the eu side is ongoing. we are clarifying which goods arriving in northern ireland from the rest of the uk would need to be checked and where, when and by whom these checks could be performed. we can also clarify that most checks can take place away from the border, at the company premises or in the markets. we need to de—dramatise the checks that are needed. these checks are caused by the uk decision to leave the eu, its single market and the customs union. 0ur europe editor katya adler gave us her
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assessment from brussels. we've long said that in trying to find a brexit deal between the eu and the uk, the irish border issue could be the issue that brings the brexit agreement tumbling down. even though not negotiated, the eu's chief brexit negotiator says look, we're going to make a new, improved offer on ireland. look, it is not really new, the eu knows that the uk does not accept its current proposal, theresa may has said that it will constitutionally break up the united kingdom, somehow separating northern ireland off from the rest of the uk. so since the summer, the european commission has been trying to dedramatise their proposal, as they call it, taking out the politics and trying to ensure this proposal is entirely practical.
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the fact that michel barnier went big on this tonight, ahead of that eu summit, is part of a concerted effort now by eu leaders to try and help theresa may. they want a brexit deal this autumn, so with words and with gestures, they'll try to help her, but this is still not about compromising their principles or redlines. we just want to bring you some live pictures from pyongyang. we have been telling you about that visit by the south korean leader, president moon. i think isjust the south korean leader, president moon. i think is just walking away from camera. he is there to try and talk about the possible denuclearisation on the peninsula with kim jong—un. we will denuclearisation on the peninsula with kimjong—un. we will bring denuclearisation on the peninsula with kim jong—un. we will bring you right up to date with that after the break. 30 hours after the earthquake that devastated mexico city, rescue teams still have no idea just how many people have died. there is people alive and there is people not alive. we just can help and give them whatever we've got.
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it looked as though they had come to fight a war, but their mission is to bring peace to east timor, and nowhere on earth needs it more badly. the government's case is being forcefully presented by monsieur badinter, the justice minister. he's campaigned vigorously for abolition, having once witnessed one of his clients being executed. elizabeth seton spent much of her time at this grotto, and every year, hundreds of pilgrimages are made here. now that she's become a saint, it's expected that this area will be inundated with tourists. the mayor and local businessmen regard the anticipated boom as yet another blessing of st elizabeth. this is bbc news. our main headline: china imposes another $60 billion of tariffs on us
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imports, a day after president trump announces more taxes on some chinese goods. well, let's get more on that now. we're joined from beijing by robert lawrence kuhn, who advises china's leaders and multinational corporations and is the author of the book, ‘how china's leaders think‘. how do they think about this? it is difficult to know where it might and. let's look at what happened. china retaliated with $60 billion worth of goods that it was putting ta riffs worth of goods that it was putting tariffs on, half of it was 5%, half of it was 10%, less than the american side. the $60 billion is proportional in the sense that it is about 40% of the total imports that the us gets from china, just as the $200 billion was about a0%, a little
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bit more than 500 billion that china exports to the us. that is the proportion. there is talk that there may have been more things like selling treasure bonds or disrupting american companies, that hasn't occurred yet. china is sending signals that it is ratcheting down the situation. it has to respond, the situation. it has to respond, the communist government of china, the communist government of china, the ruling party here, has two big facet that justifies its the ruling party here, has two big facet thatjustifies its legitimacy. 0ne facet thatjustifies its legitimacy. one is the economic growth, this is the 40th anniversary of reform and opening up china's miracle, increasing gdp per capita almost 50 times, making the standards of living of the vast majority of the people quite decent. the second area is national rejuvenation, national pride. this affects both. you have the economics and the pride. the
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economic tariffs are certainly suboptimal in all respects about china must respond because it has to maintain the dignity of the country. it does so in a way that it signals that it wants this to resolve. it won't resolve soon, no one expects it before the election, but it is very important to understand from the us point of view what the real issues are. what are the real issues, briefly? there are five real issues, briefly? there are five real issues, i do not include the trade deficit as one of them, although it obviously is. trade deficit is complicated. you have components coming from other countries that is pa rt coming from other countries that is part of the trade deficit, that china gets no benefit. and iphone may be trying to get six or 10% of the cost of rough of —— roughly $350. china has also serviced income
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thatis $350. china has also serviced income that is not included, something like $40 billion. but there are five big issues that are really critical. 0pening issues that are really critical. opening up of china's markets, which had been closed. making some progress, not enough. intellectual property is an area where china has made substantial progress, not enough, but they have made substantial progress and that is affecting chinese companies and china needs it noted —— knows it needs to do that. the third is industrial espionage, industrial theft. china has increased it, it is a collocated area, hard to know what the government does and doesn't do but everybody knows that is what is being looked at. for this technology tra nsfer being looked at. for this technology transfer and government support of new technologies. the last is the most sensitive one. going to have to leave it there. lots to talk about. we appreciate your time, thank you. the venezuelan president, nicolas maduro says his country will increase its oil exports to china to one million barrels a day.
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speaking after a visit to beijing, he said both countries would invest around five billion dollars to try to rebuild venezuela's oil sector which dropped to a thirty year low in august. the aftermath of the 2014 crash in the world price of oil led to a shortage in foreign capital in venezuela, and a severe economic crisis with shortages of food and medicines. that economic crisis has deepened, leaving many people struggling to buy food. and stopping off in istanbul on his way back from beijing, president maduro was filmed dining on expensive steak. the video, filmed at the restaurant of celebrity chef, ‘salt bae', which charges hundreds of dollars for some dishes, has caused outrage in venezuela. caroline rigby has more. theatrically preparing one of his famous steaks for president maduro and his wife,
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the footage was posted on ine by the celebrity chef nusret gokce, also known as salt bae, at his luxury restaurant in istanbul. it was a meal mr maduro appeared to enjoy, following it up with a large cigar, the venezuelan leader describe the experience as once in a lifetime. translation: i paid a visit to the istanbul historic centre and accepted an invitation to go to a restaurant, a very famous one. nuzret, i will soon go back to istanbul. soon, soon, soon. i shall return to istanbul. but with economic meltdown and severe food shortages creating widespread hunger, the meal has caused outrage. inflation in venice rose to 80,000% in july, making everyday items unaffordable to many.
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a bag of rice cost 2.5 million bolivares. a kilo of meat, 9.5 million. and medium—sized chicken, 14.6 million. in an attempt to tackle hyperinflation, the government brought in a new currency, but 87% of the population are still classed as living in poverty. criticism of the latest incident extends far beyond venezuela. us republican senator marco rubio posted online: in the current economic crisis, the idea of enjoying a stake is something most venezuelans can only dream of. mr maduro's critics argue that should be food for thought for the president. police in the american state of iowa have charged a 22 year old man with the murder of a young spanish golf champion. celia barquin arozamena won this year's european amateur golf championship.
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she was found dead on a golf course in the city of ames on monday morning. cbs news' tommi clark has more. new details today after an iowa state university student athlete was found dead on a local golf course. 22—year—old celia barquin arozamena was a 2018 big 12 champion golfer, and the school female athlete of the year. this morning, we sat in a local courtroom and watched as the man charged with her murder sluggishly walked in for his inital appearance before a judge. colin richards is charged with her murder. he is 22 years old. the initial appearance lasted just two minutes. judgejames malloy set the bond at $5 billion, cash only. the county attorneyjessica reynolds saying that he is a danger to the community. today we received these court documents that you see here. these entail exactly what led to the arrest. now, police say that they found barquin arozamena's body in a pond at just after 11am yesterday near a cold water golf
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links golf course. police say she had several stab wounds to her upper torso, head and neck. a man walking near the scene told police that richard had told him that he had an urge to rape and kill a woman. the two had both been staying in tents across the creek from the golf course. a boon county sherriff canine unit later tracked the scent from where arozamena was found dead, to that tented area. while there, officers were approached by richards, who had fresh scratches, they say, consistent with fighting and a deep laceration on his hand. richards told police he stayed with another man during the day, officers located the man, who said richards showed up at his home near the golf course saying that he showed up at his home disheveled and covered in blood, sand and water. officers found in that tented area bloody clothes and a knife. police say a crime like this is shocking. now, witnesses dropped richards off in that tented area, so there are a lot of moving parts
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here and many people that we can see future charges with, i asked police in a press conference today, they say they just don't know, we will see with this investigation. they say they continue to look into it, but they do not believe that richards knew the victim. i'm tommi clark, eeporting for cbs news for bbc news in ames, iowa. now, here's a question for you. why has a non—league football team in the east end of london become an internet sensation in spain? the answer lies in a conflict that began more than eighty years ago. tim allman reports. the first game of the season and the players of clapton community football club are ready for kickoff. it's an away game so they are wearing their change strip but this is no ordinary shirt. red, yellow, purple with three pointed starts, the symbol of the international
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brigade who bought franco's forces in the spanish civil war. the club posted this photo for a preseason game on line and soon, clapton were trending. so popular have they begun, they had to stop taking orders for the shirt after receiving 5000 requests. what you do? you wake up in the morning and there are all orders foryourshirts, clinical of the world, bbc, radio 4, they all want to know about your story so we love it. by some estimates as many as 40,000 people fought with we wa nt we want to take you to pyongyang, white pictures coming in of north korean leader kim jong white pictures coming in of north korean leader kimjong on white pictures coming in of north korean leader kim jong on and south korean leader kim jong on and south korea was the president moonjae—in. just about to brief the media. you can see them both starting to sit down now. this is the second day of their summit. they are supposed to be discussing the unique larose
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nation, how to move forward those talks about denuclearisation in the korean peninsula. you can see kim jong—un looks like he is signing something. we did hear reports a little bit earlier on some news agencies that they might be signing agencies that they might be signing a military agreement and a joint statement, but we don't know fish or. that is just something that was reported on news agencies. as we can see, president moonjae—in also signing something, we may have more to report on that little bit later. they are at the state ‘s house in north korea, that is where president moonjae—in is staying. they may be about to brief the media. and exchange, a warm shake hands at. ——
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shake of hans. —— shake of hands. this is the second day of the visit to the north korean capital, the first time in ten years that they will —— about it south korean leader has been to the capital of the north. —— that a south korean leader. the purpose of that is to try to get some movement on those talks about denuclearisation. we will bring you anything more that we get on this, both on bbc news online and write here on bbc world news. quite an incredible picture. not so long ago, you would not have imagined this. really quite something. farquhar it wasn't so long ago that
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we saw the picture of the two of them on the border between the two koreas and it was such a big moment when they jump across koreas and it was such a big moment when theyjump across the border. now we have south korea's president moonjae—in in the capital of north korea. you can reach me on twitter. there is some disturbed and potentially dangerous weather
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on the way through the day ahead. the met office has issued an amber be prepared warning for the strength of the wind across northern ireland and central and southern parts of scotland, and it's all down to storm ali. a all down to storm ali. lot of isobars on the charter. this a lot of isobars on the charter. this is a storm alley pushing its way across north—western parts of the uk. we have some heavy rain across northern ireland, south—west scotla nd across northern ireland, south—west scotland towards the central belt for the morning rush hour and this is the area where we are most concerned about strength of the wind because wind gusts are likely to get up because wind gusts are likely to get up to 60,70, because wind gusts are likely to get up to 60, 70, maybe 75 because wind gusts are likely to get up to 60,70, maybe 75 mph, even a touch stronger for up to 60,70, maybe 75 mph, even a touch strongerfor a time up to 60,70, maybe 75 mph, even a touch stronger for a time in the most exposed spot. kabul the wind without heavy rain drifting northwards, this is a recipe or travel disruptions of the perhaps a bit of damage, remember the trees are infull
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bit of damage, remember the trees are in full leaf and even further south, parts of north—west wales could see wind gust of up to 70 mph. blustery wherever you are, through the dave green will drift northwards out of northern ireland and across scotland. this frontal system will bring patchy rain across england and wales to the south—east of that, still a little bit of warmth but much cooler to the north—west, particularly when you first factor in the strength of the win. it says quite blustery as we go to wednesday. the wind easing a little bit but not a lot. saw some empty shells into the north—west and then this train will show its hand across parts of the southwest wales, the midlands, towards eastern england thursday morning. now this is tied in with the weather front which is not just in with the weather front which is notjust going to move its way through, instead you can see all of these ripples on the weather front stretching into the atlantic, that will feed pulses of energy, pulses of moisture along this frontal system. while the rain might pick out for a time, looks like thursday
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afternoon will bring more heavy downpours across the south—west, particularly wales, the west midlands into north—west england heavy, persistent rain which could cause travel disruption and localised flooding issues of. northern areas very cool and all of us northern areas very cool and all of us will see things turning cooler as we head towards the weekend. u nsettled we head towards the weekend. unsettled with some wind and rain at home. this is bbc news. the headlines: the bitter trade row between the united states and china is escalating. beijing has hit back after the us announced the biggest round of tariffs so far against some chinese goods. now, china says it will impose new trade tariffs on $60 billion worth of american goods. the us says it hopes the third meeting between the leaders of north and south korea will pave the way for a "verifiable" denuclearisation of the peninsula. the north korean leader kimjong—un has been hosting president moonjae—in for talks in pyongyang. to meet past few minutes, they have
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signed a new agreement. —— and in the past few minutes. the european union's chief brexit negotiator, michael barnier, says eu leaders are ready to offer britain an improved proposal on how to manage the irish border after the uk leaves the bloc. mr barnier said they were looking at the possibility of allowing technical checks of goods. now it's time for panorama. the deadline's looming. theresa may has gotjust weeks left to secure a brexit deal with the eu and to get it through parliament. for the last fortnight, we've been filming with her behind the scenes. morning, nick. morning, prime minister. thank you for the lift. she's under pressure from her own party to stand up to brussels. a lot of people i've talked to, prime minister, say that chequers represents a compromise and it's not the brexit that people voted for.
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