tv The Briefing BBC News February 13, 2018 5:45am-6:00am GMT
president barack obama and former first lady michelle obama. many critics have praised the artists for breaking away from previous traditions of conservative presidential portraiture by embracing more colourful abstract themes. so let's begin. with me is rolake akinkugbe, who's head of energy at fbn merchant bank. welcome back. thank you. we are starting with the japan times. we're looking the developing situation with north korea. what is there an analysis of developments? with north korea. what is there an analysis of development57m suggests that the us is pivoting away from its hard—core stands. —— stance. donald trump did a tour of asia. he had criticised rex tillerson‘s less ha rd—core asia. he had criticised rex tillerson‘s less hard—core approach. they said they would welcome talks. they said they would welcome talks. they have also defined it as a strategy of maximum pressure and engagement at the same time. i think the key thing to bear in mind is
that they are looking to south korea to ta ke that they are looking to south korea to take the lead. that'll be quite important in seeing any progress in this. what do you make of the fact they have not said there would need to be any preconditions, they would not need to indicate, north korea would not have the indicate that they go back on their nuclear plants. that is not totally surprising. they have said they want to have a conversation on how to have a conversation. they're not giving anything away. given what has happened, if there is any hope of a breakthrough in this situation, somebody probably has to push a little. i think the us have realised that a habs there maybe a breakthrough with south korea. the other thing to is that when you have these global sporting events they tend to pave the way for the times in the relationship. we have seen this in the past. we will have to see if the momentum will be sustained after the winter olympics. there was a lot of scepticism by
a nalysts as there was a lot of scepticism by analysts as to whether or not sports diplomacy would bear fruit. analysts as to whether or not sports diplomacy would bearfruit. do analysts as to whether or not sports diplomacy would bear fruit. do you think we are seeing the emergence of a coherent us strategy on north korea now, it has been very ad hoc. it has been very eccentric and reactive. i think the development and evolution of relationship with south korea and the other players in the region will be key to the us strategy. so long as that stays on course, who knows? the guardian says jacob zuma given 48 hours to retire by the anc. we are expecting an announcement at ten o'clock on his future. this has been going on for weeks now, hasn't it? do you think you will go? is hanging on. weeks now, hasn't it? do you think you will go? is hanging onli weeks now, hasn't it? do you think you will go? is hanging on. i think it would be unprecedented if he didn't. last this happened was in 2008 with thabo mbeki, he stepped down publicly. the writing had been on the ball for a while forjacob
zuma after last year's elections. on the fate of the anc also really depends on what happens, in the short—term lease, over the next few hours there is a need to maintain some of party unity and the need for a new, fresh, innovative approach to ta ke a new, fresh, innovative approach to take the country forward. we have seen strain on the gdp and economic growth. there is disillusionment for young people unemployment and other economic challenges. i think cyril ramaphosa has the chance to take south africa through its next stage of growth. i thinkjacob zuma will see reason, in this situation, for the country's greatest good. cyril ramaphosa has held hours and hours of talks with him, as the leader of the anc. what you think he wants? is hanging on fora the anc. what you think he wants? is hanging on for a deal. good question. -- he is hanging on. the government is separate to a judiciary so they cannot cut a deal.
jacob zuma has faced allegations we re jacob zuma has faced allegations were several things. when you look at these exit negotiations, particularly in regions like sub—saharan africa, there is formal negotiation over life after the presidency. i think this is jacob zuma trying to buy time to position himself with what happens next. it might be pretty challenging for him. we will see in the coming hours, just underfour we will see in the coming hours, just under four hours to go until we get some kind of announcement. let us get some kind of announcement. let us look at the times. they have a lot of analysis on these allegations surrounding oxfam now. various people who have been accused of sexual misconduct or inappropriate behaviour for people who work at a charity like this. but the fallout now, shoppers say the scandal will stop them spending. i asked the question yesterday as to whether or not it will affect people's attitudes towards them and other charities. it seems it will. it will. it is a real shame on you
think of what oxfam stands for. people support organisations like is precisely because they do good in many parts of the world. there was an interesting yougov poll that show that 90% of the public should suspend funding to oxfam. that is huge. it is an essential barometer of how people feel. it is possible that in the immediate future the shops will take a bit of a hit. it will depend on how the investigation is. how do oxfam seem to be dealing with this? are they getting ahead of it? the outgoing director of international programmes, i think, issued an unequivocal apology. i think there is a lot of shock within the organisation, because as i said what it stands for. there is an issue of government funding of charities and what approach the charity commission takes to this investigation and public sentiment
about donations, it will be more contemplative going forward. about donations, it will be more contemplative going forwardm about donations, it will be more contemplative going forward. it will be interesting to see what the government does and how tough they will be. let us look at the financial times. this has analysis as the market opened yesterday after such a week of turmoil last week. they are saying european shares did make a rebound. what is your analysis of what is happening on the market is? i think this constant play between what happens with rates and equities is really interesting. we have been through a postcrisis era of monetary loosening and now the markets are reacting initially to rates going up. not too surprising. i think there is a general sentiment about positive economic growth, which perhaps is what has caused shares to rebound again, but it doesn't take away from the fundamental situation which is one of volatility. the equities markets were in a bull run when rates were at an all—time low. now
we are seeing that shift. the other thing to watch will be inflation figures in the us, which are coming, i think, tomorrow, wednesday. and the uk. and the uk. they will be key drivers of what happens next. global sentiment has been generally positive up until now. that is probably a reason. we will see what happens. do you think the good old days are gone for good, we may not see the volatility of the past week, but it will be a bumpy ride going forward. we will see the short term corrections. let us look at these beautiful pictures. portraits of the former president barack obama and his wife michelle obama. they are in the smithsonian national portrait gallery. what do you make of them? i'd really like pigs. they are a departure from what we have seen previously —— i really like these. it was taken aback by the artist who
did michelle obama, saying she had chosen the grey skin tone to neutralise the idea of colour. i think they are pretty cool. a lot of people relate to the obama ‘s. think they are pretty cool. a lot of people relate to the obama 's. they are not the old stuffy images we have seen, they are a departure from that —— obamas. have seen, they are a departure from that -- obamas. it shows the social and public feel they had across different demographics. i am sure they will cherish this for many decades to come. what do you think about the fact that much is being made of the first black president and first black first lady, and they have chosen like artists to portray them? really, really strong significance. art is a great way to perpetuate that image. this will inspire people going forward long after what was a pretty historic presidency. what you think of the picture of michelle obama? it doesn't like. you have to look quite
closely. it has the elegance and grace, but when you look at the facial features you have to look at how young it is. it is a contrast. they give are taking us through the papers will stop we will see you later. there is michelle obama. a p pa re ntly later. there is michelle obama. apparently she said wow, but eve ryo ne apparently she said wow, but everyone thinks the barack obama won, he looks really cool. so cool. thank you very much. we will see later. thanks for watching the briefing. from me and the rest of the team, goodbye. hello. jezek‘s weather is wet, windy, and for some of us rather
wintry. the culprit, an area of low pressure swinging in from the atlantic. it will bring some destructive snow to the northern half of the uk. some wet and windy conditions further south. wet and windy conditions further south. so here it is — this weather front pushing in from the west. a low—pressure centre to the north. the low itself will keep the winds up right the way across the british isles. the worst of the snow will be through the morning in time for the rush hour, sadly, across scotland with 5—10 centimetres possible across the highlands. but a good few centimetres possible through the central belt, making for a dangerous rush hour. for northern ireland, perhaps the worst of the snow pulling away by 8am, but not i think before we've had some significant accumulations. snow for the pennines and the higher ground of wales too. but even to lower levels for a while, even possible across the midlands. then further south, we've got some heavy rain and some strong winds. so for the morning, a very messy picture. keep up to date with the travel on your bbc local radio station. this is the way the day then pans out.
this whole weather front will push its way eastwards, clearer skies will follow on from the west, but some wintry showers for scotland and northern ireland. so you can see scotland clears considerably as the day goes by. but that threat of something a little bit wintry across the midlands through the mid afternoon is mostly rain by the time that front gets into eastern england in the second part of the day. still a chilly story wherever you are, even with some sunshine. highs ofjust 4 or 5 degrees. this weather front away to the east through tuesday evening, overnight into wednesday, clear skies again after that falling snow and all the moisture lying around, a widespread frost developing. ice a big risk for first thing on wednesday. you can see, we're talking about quite a widespread frost for first thing wednesday, and quite a hard frost as well. towards the west, though, notice the blue easing somewhat by the end of the night. that's because we'll see a weather front approaching, trying to bring in some cloud, which will lift the temperatures, but of course, it's bumping into all that cold air, so again, snow a potential problem for scotland, i think, parts of northern england and wales. behind the weather front, some milder air coming in, so turning back to rain
across northern ireland and wales as the day goes on. temperatures in double figures for cardiff and plymouth through the afternoon. that weather system, again, well, that moves through pretty quickly off into the continent for the small hours of thursday. then we're still left with a low—pressure centre driving our weather for the remainder of the week. it will keep some showers pushing into scotland and northern ireland, and some of them could be wintry for a time. but generally, things look a little milder by the end of the week. hello — this is breakfast, with dan walker and louise minchin. british package holiday makers travel to tunisia for the first time since the 2015 attack. uk firms resume flights to the country amid reassurances that security has improved since 38 people were killed in sousse nearly three years ago. good morning, it's tuesday the 13th