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yesterday. cold in scotland and here, will have an early frost in eastern scotland. we will see the wind pick up more widely with rain coming in from the west. it will start to melt the snow and milder air will melt that. temperatures 10-11 c. air will melt that. temperatures 10—11 c. heading into tomorrow, cloudy, outbreaks of rain, wetter weather for northern ireland, scotland. that will move into northern parts of england and wales. it stays quite wet across england and wales, but the scotland and northern ireland, much more showery. you'll find more showers coming into scotland and northern ireland, turning wintry over the high ground. it stays cloudy, wet and mild for england and wales. for all of us tomorrow, it's going to be pretty windy out there. gusts of 40—60 mph. through the irish sea, the wind could be even stronger which could bring some problems but at the
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moment, it's a yellow warning there from the met office and not the amber and red warning when the weather was so severe. hello this is bbc news. the headlines... russian—backed separatists in eastern ukraine declare a full military mobilisation, after two days of heavy shelling across the ceasefire line with the ukrainian army. president biden says he's convinced russia will attack the ukrainian capital within days. meanwhile the european commission president has this warning for the kremlin. if the kremlin strikes, we can impose high costs and severe consequences on moscow's economic interests. the kremlin�*s dangerous thinking, which comes straight out of a dark past may cast rusher a prosperous future. of a dark past may cast rusher a prosperous future. three deaths and widespread damage —
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as the clean up from storm eunice gets under way, around 400 thousand homes across the uk are still without power. the uk prime minister has completed a questionnaire about alleged lockdown parties at downing street, and returned it to the metropolitan police. great britain have won a silver medal in the men's curling at the beijing winter olympics after losing to sweden in the final. now on bbc news, it's time for the travel show. this week on the show... the little island with a big problem. eating out with a conscience. today, worldwide, there are only 340 restaurants recognised with a green star. all of them have a really different approach to the topic. and sun, sea, sand and polystyrene out on the beaches of hong kong.
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i have never seen so much styrofoam in my entire life. we start this week in the canary islands, and in particular, on la palma, which saw 85 days of volcanic eruptions this winter, devastating for a little island that relies so heavily on tourism. 7000 people were forced to leave their homes. 3000 properties were destroyed by the lava flows. but now, the dust has literally settled, we went to see
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what the future holds for this tiny corner of the atlantic, around 500 kilometres off the coast of africa. we are going right to the creator of the eruption. before the eruption, this part was open to the people. you could communicate with the other side of the volcano and the volcano just blue appear and covered everything. —— blew up here. probably in the next month, there should be a path to walk around the volcano, to walk around the crater. right now, there are a lot of gases and these gases, some of them are toxic. after the eruption, the volcano leaves behind a new environment. it seems like we are on another planet. la palma island is famous
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for the past through the volcano is, and it's something all the people want to do. this eruption will be added to this path, so you have a view to the historical activity of the island. it should be positive for the people because once the distraction has finished, it should be visited, so they can understand how the island is generated, what's the origin of the island.
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our priority is to establish again the roads that have been destroyed by the volcano and give all of those people, who lost their homes, who lost their homes, a new home, and of course, tourism, which is very important for our economy.
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i do believe that despite the drama, the tragedy behind the volcano this time, i think we could also see an opportunity, as it has been before, also. we are in a vineyard that has been planted in volcanic soil. growing on a volcanic island like this is our narrative. it's beautiful to see this new landscape created
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as an opportunity to coexist with it in a respectful way. vine growing and winemaking was an important part of our history and we had a moment, where our wines were very well appreciated in europe. later on, the bananas had this immense growth on the island. why not, this could be also an idea. we have a very nice example in an island like lanzarote. 70% of the island is covered in volcanic material and they grow beautifully there. in many imaginative ways, a very respectful adaptation to the landscapes. this is so familiar to us, this is part of our identity, this is what we are. tourism is a great response to this catastrophe.
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bringing people to the island is the best way to help us. best of luck for la palma as it continues to rebuild. right, if you are planning to visit the canary islands in the nearfuture, here are the things we think you should look out for... in typical spanish fashion, the canary islanders love a fiesta and february is carnival season. the tenerife carnival is the biggest on the archipelago and its even won a world record for its size. this year, there is a sci—fi theme but it has been pushed back from its usual february weekend tojune because of covid. expect raids, dances and street parties, but the not to be missed highlight is the election of the carnival queen. for something a bit less futuristic, try the carnaval de las palmas,
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in particular, the big flamboyant talent contest at its heart. the theme of this year's show a saving planet earth and you can catch it from february the 11th of march the 6th on gran canaria. this spring marks the 20th anniversary of the transgrancanaria race and it kicks off on the 4th of march. in 2003, only 25 participants participated but now more than moo walkers, joggers, athletes and nature lovers from 20 different countries come together to face rain, dust, mud and sun, as they take on the 125 kilometre course. entries are closed for this year but it's probablyjust as much fun to cheer from the sidelines. finally, for an otherworldly experience, head to timanfaya national park — a landscape so unique, that nasa has used it to train its astronauts. unesco protected reserve
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in south—west lanzarote is made up almost entirely of volcanic soil. the volcanoes were named the fire mountains in the 18th century after six years of near continuous erupstions devastated local villages. now, only one active volcano remains but a some water on the ground and be perfect of steam will remind you of the powerful forces that created this scenery in the first place. —— a puff of steam. still to come on this week's travel show... a big full tummy with a tiny carbon footprints. our guide to eating out more sustainably. i'm going to put on some gloves. and i hit the beaches of hong kong with a pair of gloves and a roll of bin bags. so, don't go away.
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now, for many of us, what we put in our bellies can make or break the trip. but where you spend your money can end up making a difference let me take you out of the travel show. my apologies to interrupt, we are going to cross live to munich now. we are actually waiting for the us vice president kamala harris, she has arrived in munich, we are told that she has gone into the hotel and we are waiting for her to be introduced to the audience in munich. i have to say, if we take a look at the pictures there, we can see it is a pretty busy event this morning. they are just giving introductions for the vice president and we hope that we will be hearing from her injust a and we hope that we will be hearing from her in just a few minutes. just an update for you. we have had the latest casualty in ukraine, which is
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a british military casualties. here is the us vice president kamala harris being welcome to the stage at the security conference this year. the message from the white house. thank you, ambassador. to all of the very extraordinary leaders who are here today, i thank you for the kind introduction and your years of dedicated leadership and thank you also to chancellor scholz. i am certain we all recognise this year's gathering is unlike those of the recent past. not since the ends of the cold war has this form convened under such dire circumstances. today, as we are all well aware, the
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foundation of european security is under direct threat in ukraine. let us remember, from the wreckage of two world wars, a consensus emerged in europe and the united states, a consensus in favour of order, not chaos. security, not conflict, so by foraging relationships and bonds, forging organisations and institutions, laws and treaties, we together established a set of rules, norms, that have governed ever since. and europe has enjoyed unprecedented peace, security and
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prosperity through a commitment to a set of defining principles. the united states is equally committed to these principles that people have a right to choose their own form of government that nations have a right to choose their own alliances, that there are rights which governments must protect, but the rule of law should be cherished, that sovereignty and integrity of all states must be all respected. and that national borders should not be changed by force. applause
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we are here in munich together to reaffirm our commitment to these principles. these principles have brought us peace and security, the backbone of this, of course, is nato. the greatest military alliance the world has ever seen. as a defensive alliance, we have deterred acts of aggression against nato territory for the past 75 years, and today, let me be clear, america's commitment to article five is ironclad. this commitment is sacrosanct to me, to president biden and to our entire nation. in fact, i am joined here in munich by a bipartisan delegation from the
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united states senedd and the united states house of delegates. they are democrats and republicans. they have a wide range of views but they stand together in recognition of the value and importance of our nato alliance. now, even in the most difficult times, for our transatlantic community, and even when our system has been tried and tested, we, the united states and europe have come together and demonstrated our strength and our unityjust as we do today. as we stand in this decisive moment, with all eyes on ukraine, as we have said all along, there is a playbook of russian aggression and
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this playbook is too familiar to us all. russia will plead ignorance and innocence, it will create a false pretext for invasion and it will amass troops and firepower in plain sight. we now receive reports of what appears to be provocations and we see russia spreading disinformation, lies and propaganda. nonetheless, in a deliberate and coordinated effort, we together art when exposing the truth and to, speaking with a unified voice, as presidentjoe biden has made clear, the united states, our nato allies
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and our partners have been and remain open to serious diplomacy. we have put concrete proposals on the table. we have encouraged and engaged russia through nato, the organisation for security and cooperation in europe, the united nations and bilateral dialogues. we have engaged in good faith. russia continues to claim it is ready for talks, while at the same time, it narrows the avenues for diplomacy. their actions simply do not match their words. and let me be clear, i can say with absolute certainty, if russia further invades ukraine, the
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united states, together with our allies and partners will impose significant and unprecedented economic cost. applause we have worked intensively with many of you in this room to ensure we are prepared to move forward with consequences. we have prepared together economic measures that will be swift, severe and united we will impose far—reaching financial sanctions and export controls. we will target russia's financial institutions and key industries and
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we will target those who are complicit and those who aid and abet this unprovoked invasion. make no mistake, the imposition of these sweeping and coordinated measures will inflict great damage on those who must be held accountable. and we will not stop with economic measures. we will further reinforce our nato allies on the eastern flank. in fact, together, we have already taken steps to strengthen our deterrence and collective defence. we have employed an additional 6000 american service members to romania, poland and germany. we have put another 85 ——
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8500. we have said ourforces are not deployed to fight inside ukraine but they will defend every inch of nato territory. since russia launched its proxy war against ukraine, nearly eight years ago, the people of ukraine have suffered immensely. nearly 14,000 people immensely. nearly 14, 000 people killed, immensely. nearly 14,000 people killed, more thani million displaced and nearly 3 million in need of aid. the united states has provided significant support to ukraine, security assistance, humanitarian assistance and economic assistance and we will continue to support the people of ukraine. i believe it is important for us, all of us as leaders, to never forget
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the cost of this type of aggression on human lives and livelihoods. so, the united states, our allies and our partners, together we have achieved remarkable unity. it is evident in our shared acknowledgement of the threats, our united response and our determination to uphold international rules and norms. in the face of russian aggression, i have been reassured and heartened by the widespread agreement across the transatlantic community that these rules and norms will be defended. and we should not lose sight of how
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rare it is in history to have a prolonged period of relative peace and stability. so, let the past few months be a reminder to us all, defending the rules and norms, upholding our principles, this is the vital work of each generation. in recent years, some have questioned whether the west is up to the task. some have wondered whether this system can endure. some have done so even on this very stage. indeed, the theme of this conference two years ago questions the staying power of the west, whether or not the transatlantic community was losing its cohesion, its influence,
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its appeal, so, i will answer the sceptics and those seeking to test us — today, the united states, our allies and our partners, are closer together. today, we are clear in our purpose, and today, we are even more confident in our vision, our strength must not be underestimated because after all, it lies in our unity. and as we have always shown, it takes a lot more strength to build something up then it takes to tear something down. thank you all. applause she is taking a seat now with the
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former german ambassador to the uk and to washington, who is chairing the conference and there is going to be a question and answer session with delegates there. so, let's hear... thank you so much for this great speech, which i think we'll be commented about and read about quite a bit in coming hours and days and weeks. before we start our conversation, let me repeat what i said before you came into the hall. it was in 2009 that president biden, who established, having just been elected vice president at that time, a young tradition, namely, that the united states would be represented in munich by the vice president and he came several times and i was delighted to see that even the trump administration followed that example
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and we are now so happy to have you to continue this tradition and i would be delighted if you could convey to the president that even if he is now no longer the vice president, he has always an invitation here.— president, he has always an invitation here. , . , ., invitation here. yes, ambassador, i will. and invitation here. yes, ambassador, i will- and i — invitation here. yes, ambassador, i will. and i will— invitation here. yes, ambassador, i will. and i will tell— invitation here. yes, ambassador, i will. and i will tell you _ invitation here. yes, ambassador, i will. and i will tell you it _ invitation here. yes, ambassador, i will. and i will tell you it is - invitation here. yes, ambassador, i will. and i will tell you it is the - will. and i will tell you it is the president's enthusiasm about the importance of this conference that led to my enthusiasm to be with you this afternoon, so thank you very much. try now only slightly more serious note. a year ago, when the president appears on our screen, actually come in this room i was standing here in this room. he said and i quote, america is back, the transatlantic alliance is back. now, that was a message that was extremely well received here, even if not all of us knew that we would
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be threatened in the way that we feel threatened right now, as you just explained. but feel threatened right now, as you just “planed-— feel threatened right now, as you just exulained-— just explained. but as we look forward, there _ just explained. but as we look forward, there are _ just explained. but as we look forward, there are lots - just explained. but as we look forward, there are lots of - just explained. but as we look. forward, there are lots of people here in germany, in europe, who are asking themselves, ok, america is back, that's great but is it forget? is this the good? many in europe are fearful of a time, where maybe some kind of a second trump could be looming in the future, so here is my question — what can or should we europeans do to keep the united states engaged in europe long—term? notjust states engaged in europe long—term? not just today as we sit states engaged in europe long—term? notjust today as we sit here and even beyond the current administration. i think that is such an important question because we have learned over these last weeks and months that without the united
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