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this is bbc news. the headlines: welcome to bbc news — broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is duncan golestani. our top stories: raising the stakes in the us—china trade war. washington announces tariffs on $200 billion worth of goods. south korea's president gets a warm welcome in pyongyang, hoping to restart denuclearisation talks with kim jong un. rescue workers in the philippines search for dozens of miners and theirfamilies buried by landslides during typhoon mangkhut. and getting that red carpet feeling. the emmy awards are under way. we'll get the latest from los angeles. the us has announced new 10% tariffs
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on $200 billion worth of chinese goods — they'll be levied on 5,000 products imported to the united states from next week. they're the biggest round of tariffs imposed by the trump administration over what it calls beijing's unfair business practices. the president's told china it has had plenty of opportunity to address the issue and that any retaliation will see tariffs imposed on even more chinese products. mickey kantor, formerly secretary of commerce and united states trade representative, is now a partner in mayer brown llp, an international law firm headquartered in chicago. he helped to create the wto and helped to negotiate nafta. welcome to bbc news. as a man of huge trade
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negotiation experience, how do you assess this latest move by the white house? i think it will be a negative. it will hurt as us consumers and us businesses who depend on chinese imports to run their business. we have an integrated world economy when it comes to all kinds of businesses in manufacturing services, technology and it will hurt. there is no doubt about it. and leads to what people would call a trade war which would not help anyone. we are walking away from the norms we established by consensus in the world that we should agree to live by trade rules and triton cooperated try to iron out our differences at the negotiating table. those norms that you mention are the norms that president trump tells his
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supporters, his voters that the policies of the last few decades have not been effective and he can do something to bring jobs back. how do something to bring jobs back. how do you explain, though, to blue—collar workers in the united states that this may be harmful to them? firstly, the tariffs that are imposed are on popular here in the us. in the last 70 years we have seen the fastest growth of any nation in humankind, that's in the united states with all these trade negotiations. we have been a big winner and so have other countries. what we need is a win—win situation for trade and threatening other countries and imposing tariffs without justification, countries and imposing tariffs withoutjustification, hoping to resolve important issues and we have important issues with china about the use of, but holding trade over
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their head will not be helpful. the use of, but holding trade over their head will not be helpfulm your assessment, how long will this go on for? how will china respond? we know already they have taken a tough line on this. you see them softening in the face of this hard stamps? i don't and i am very concerned. china is the second—largest economy on the face of the earth with the second—largest military. the us china relationship is important to world peace and war prosperity and in resolving political differences. this is not going to do it. the chinese, politically, cannot do anything but respond in a tough and difficult matter and i am afraid that donald trump will react as well. we need to have some cooler heads prevail here. i hope that happens. for other countries around the world, for people watching this around the
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world, what are the dangers to the global economy, do you think? this could unravel. the us and china are the two biggest economies on earth and if they get into a trade well war they will hurt each other‘s economy, that will hurt economies around the world. we are all integrated. we have been integrated for a while now. even more so in the future. that means anything that happens in great britain or in europe or injapan or korea affects china, affects the united states, affects africa and latin america. we cannot escape these ties. businesses are integrated, alp people are capital, other people travel around the earth. information flows at a moment ‘s notice. this is not a good thing. it is not the way we thought
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it would happen when we set up a rules —based trading system. know one, republican or democrat in the united states, they have all agreed. and today, six from the nine ex fdr ‘s got together and they also agreed that these tariffs would be u nfortu nate. that these tariffs would be unfortunate. thank you very much for your time. the south korean president moonjae—in has arrived in pyongyang, hoping to restart stalled talks on north korea nuclear disarmament. president moon was met by kim jong un at the airport, becoming the first south korean leader to visit the north korean capital in more than a decade. he's travelling with a delegation of 200 people from seoul including pop stars and business executives. it is going to be tricky and
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challenging for him because he has his own presidential and domestic agenda. he wants to be the south korean president that finally brought peace to the peninsula but he also has to make sure that us and north korea nuclear negotiations progress and that the areas substantive progress on denuclearisation. he is really caught between a very difficult situation near because those two agendas, it hears agenda and the other one, they do not line up perfectly. and this is where will be a big task for. the south korean administration has set the bar and its expectations, saying that if president moon is able to even broke aus president moon is able to even broke a us north korea dialogue, that will be considered success. and we will have to see what the details are of that. i would be very surprised if
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we heard kim jong—un say something specific in public. typically we have heard the south koreans come back and say that kim jong—un has committed himself to denuclearisation in broad terms. perhaps it will come behind closed doors in private to washington. boat again, the details are key to this summit that we cannot afford to have another deep rift where the south koreans just another deep rift where the south koreansjust come another deep rift where the south koreans just come back with some vague statement on some commitment towards denuclearisation. there are many questions. the other thing i will look for today and tomorrow is, especially when any agreements come out, is what types of inter— korean cooperation projects and exchanges will be resumed. will any of these run up against sanctions, international sanctions? and, also,
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in terms of reducing military tension, we expect them to make some sort of announcement on new agreements. but what does that mean? but it will involve close co—ordination with the us, especially because they have the un on the korean peninsula and us forces stationed in south korea. the us and north korea, they have their work cut out for them. it is not clear that the two sides have even agreed on what denuclearisation means. so the fundamentals of that need to be squared away but it has also become trickier because the north is demanding that washington declare the end of the korean war between it and south korea before it ta kes a ny between it and south korea before it takes any denuclearisation measures. that has gotten trickier because what does that mean? what does peace means? what is this end of war
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declaration meant? the road ahead will be a lot of twists and it will be long. it will be bumpy. the key question really is not only is whose side is time on but the key question will be whose patience will run out first? kim jong—un, president will be whose patience will run out first? kimjong—un, president moon or president trump? 29 people, mostly miners and their families, are still missing after a landslide buried their shelter in the northern phillippines during a typhoon. some bodies have already been retrieved from the mud in the town of itogon but experts on the ground say there is no hope of finding any others alive. the storm is now weakening across southern china, as our correspondent jonathan head reports. in the end, it wasn't the wind, but the rain that was the real killer. that huge brown gash in the mountain is where an entire waterlogged hillside slid down and buried a building where dozens of miners had taken shelter from the typhoon.
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for two days, rescuers have battled to find survivors, clambering over the treacherous mud. they have been unable to bring up heavier excavation equipment because of the damaged roads. so far, only bodies have been recovered. dozens more are believed to be trapped under the mud. they aren't sure exactly how many. relatives have come up to wait for news, clinging to the hope that there may yet be survivors. translation: this is the first time i've seen a landslide this massive. almost everyone here is affected. even the miners are helping the rescuers, the police, everyone is giving their best. small—scale illegal mining is a long—standing problem in the philippines, where poverty is high and jobs are scarce. president duterte has now vowed to stamp it out, but such promises have been made before by filipino leaders to little effect. further north, in areas which bore the brunt of the storm,
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they are starting to count the cost. in places, it has been very high, not so much in lives lost, but in damage to homes, crops and infrastructure. the lessons learned from previous typhoons have certainly cut the death toll in this one. filipinos now know to heed official advice to evacuate their homes when a storm is on the way, but the tragedy of the buried miners underlines just how vulnerable this country is to natural disasters. its eroded and deforested hillsides are all too prone to collapse under the weight of heavy rainfall, and they get that all the time during the typhoon season. jonathan head, bbc news, northern philippines. stay with us on bbc world news, still to come: an allegation of sexual abuse haunts president trump's nominee for the supreme court — throwing the confirmation into turmoil.
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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. 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,
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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. the latest headlines: president trump has announced a new round of trade tariffs on imported chinese goods, worth $200 billion. the south korean president moon jae—in has arrived in pyongyang. he's there to try and revive stalled denuclearisation talks between north korea and the united states. let's get more on our top story. more tariffs imposed on china by the united states. philip levy is senior fellow on the global economy at the chicago council
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on global affairs. he was senior economist for trade for president bush's council of economic advisers. he's in chicago. welcome to bbc news. the assessment of this ramping up of the row between washington and beijing?m isa between washington and beijing?m is a very unfortunate but i think we knew it was coming. it shows that the president is on a path to further and further protection rather than being negotiated outcome. president trump could say the economy is robust, the chinese economy is slowing, we are in a good position to launch this fight. yes, i think it you are right. i think they are deeply misguided. i do not think it is ever a good time to
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propose that these policies. it is not whether the us or chinese economy wins. the two are intertwined and it will have a negative effect on the american economy. what do you think they will be? it will raise costs for american businesses. it is often americans who will play these tariffs. consumers buying products in store or businessman who use of products to make their product affordable. or businessman who use of products to make their product affordablem it clear, exactly what the white house and washington wants from beijing? what the endgame is, if you like? it is anything but clear. when they went to beijing, where the ms
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areas went in may, that presented along lives. some parts work quite serious and had a broad consensus behind them and others were rather outlandish. i think the trump administration is the only one that believes they know what they are doing. thank you forjoining us. president trump's supreme court nominee, brett kavanaugh, and the woman who has accused him of sexual assault, christine blasey ford, will both testify at a us congressional hearing next monday. mr kavanaugh has denied assaulting her when they were at high school. several republican senators have joined democrats in calling for a delay in a vote on mr kavanaugh's confirmation, following the allegations. jon sopel reports from washington. brett kavanaugh, until last week, was gliding effortlessly to his seat on the all—powerful supreme court. conservative, charming,
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popular, and well—connected, he seemed the perfect pick to fill the vacant seat. do you swear that the testimony that you're about to give... but now a woman's come forward — a psychology professor from california — to say that she was sexually assaulted by mr kavanaugh when they were teenagers some 35 years ago. christine blasey ford told the washington post that she'd been pinned down on a bed by him and that he'd covered her mouth when she tried to scream. "i thought he might inadvertently kill me," she said. brett kava naugh has brett kavanaugh has issued a statement denying the charges... the white house is still pushing his nomination, but they'll be watching anxiously in case anything else emerges. judge kavanaugh is one of the finest people that i've ever known. he's an outstanding intellect, an outstanding judge, respected by everybody, never had even a little blemish on his record.
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i want him to go in at the absolute highest level, and i think to do that, you have to go through this. if it takes a little delay, it'll take a little delay. we've been here before. when clarence thomas was nominated by george hw bush to the supreme court in 1991, he seemed a shoo—in until one of his colleagues, anita hill, came forward to testify that she'd been sexually assaulted by him. thomas told me graphically of his own sexual prowess... in the end, mr thomas was confirmed and still sits on the supreme court. but this is 2018 and me too. the white house and republican leadership have some delicate judgments to make. elected politicians may come and go, but a supreme courtjustice is for life, and for republicans the dream of a clear conservative majority on the court is almost within touching distance. the chances are that brett kavanaugh will still be confirmed, but everything is now fluid, and if he does fall by the wayside, that will be a blow
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for donald trump as well. jon sopel, bbc news, washington. the cost of the damage caused by hurricane florence on the us east coast is still being counted and in north carolina, the worst affected state, the rain is still falling. flooding is driving hundreds of people from their homes with many having to be rescued as the waters continue to rise. from north carolina, our north america correspondent chris buckler sent this report. in north carolina, they need boats to race down many of the streets in this state. water levels continue to rise, leaving more people trapped in their homes. they had to do a swift—water rescue for someone who refused to leave and that... there is no way short of handcuffing someone that you can make someone leave during an evacuation. the decision to leave behind pets
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and possessions is always difficult, but storm florence has taken away any choice — and so much more. this house here, i lost everything, all the appliances. i never even dreamed something like this would happen. how do you recover from this? going to take a long time. initially as a hurricane, florence tore down the coast. now, having dumped months of rainfall in days, it's flooding which is threatening lives and causing such destruction inland. the crisis in north carolina continues. catastrophic flooding and tornadoes are still claiming lives and property. the grey skies have started to lift in this part of north carolina — we've even seen some sun. but the problems caused by florence are not going away. well, yeah, this ain't nojoke,
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this ain't nothing to play with, no. i didn't expect it to get as bad as this, but it's proved me wrong. lovely day for music on the water! and people were trying to remain positive — even as they grabbed what they could from their flooded homes. losing everything, that's what it feels like, i mean... hard to describe, but tear—jerking, i mean, pulls it right out of you. towns like this have been changed forever by the storm, and for the moment it's difficult to see a way back to normality. chris buckler, bbc news, pollocksville in north carolina. american television's biggest night of the year is here. the 70th annual emmy awards is underway. peter bowes is keeping across all that's happening. bring us up—to—date? bring us up-to-date? we are getting
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frown to the big categories and we heard that claire foy has won for her performance as the queen in the crown. it is a sign that the crown is in real contention when it comes to the best drama category, probably in the next a0 minutes. she plays the young queen elizabeth ii. the current monarch, her early days as the queen. this is herfinal opportunity to win that a word because the cast is being changed as they move on to the latter stages of they move on to the latter stages of the queen's lie. a lot of people said she deserved it. also stephen daltrey fought directing the crown. game of thrones is beginning to win some awards. best supporting actor.
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and it puts that show in contention with its 22 nominations. a lot of excitement still to come. with its 22 nominations. a lot of excitement still to comelj with its 22 nominations. a lot of excitement still to come. i say this because i feel further this because you have rob lee set through many a cce pta nce you have rob lee set through many acceptance speech is but one was more interesting? we had a great moment, a guy called glen why is, 57 it is sold. he won an emmy for directing a variety show, notjust any variety show, the directing the 0scars. that is a story in itself. then he made a reference to his partner in the audience who he did not want to refer to her as his girlfriend because he wanted her to be his wife. use all her face girlfriend because he wanted her to be his wife. use all herface —— girlfriend because he wanted her to be his wife. use all her face —— you saw her face lights up. be his wife. use all her face —— you saw herface lights up. he brought
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out his father ‘s ringgit which he had given to his mother. his mother had given to his mother. his mother had died in fact a few weeks ago. he got down on one knee and gave it to his current girlfriend. 0ne got down on one knee and gave it to his current girlfriend. one of those lovely moments. that is a lovely and so much more interesting to thanking agents and cast. thank you very much. a reminder of the top stories: the us is to impose fresh tariffs on $200 billion worth of chinese imports. they are due to come in to effect later this month. rising to 2596 if effect later this month. rising to 25% if beijing retaliates. it is the biggest round of trade tariffs yet imposed by washington on beijing. plenty more on our website. you are watching bbc news. thank you for being with us. hello.
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the jet stream targets the uk with a proper taste of autumn over next few days. several areas of low pressure moving through. the first on tuesday, the remnants of ex—hurricane helene. so storm helene is coming in and the winds at the south and centre of this will be strengthening as tuesday begins. another area of low pressure into wednesday too so voer the next few days, some strong, possibly disruptive wids as well so keep in touch with the situation in your part of the world through bbc local radio because there could well be some impact on travel, for example. the yellow, a met office warning area here, you need to be aware of some impacts during tuesday. some of the strongest winds through coastal and hilly areas to the west of wales and western england but it is going to be a very blowy we start off the day in that part of the world. some rain, heavy rain around parts of scotland in particular as tuesday begins with a mild, even warm start for some because the air is coming in from the south, south—west and there is some warmth
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associated with that. outbreaks of rain clearing northwards into the morning and then things are drierfor a time, broken cloud and sunny spells and heavy showers arriving from the west towards the end of the afternoon and going into the evening. we've established its a very blustery day across the uk but some warmth again, we get to see some sunshine, particularly through the east and south—east of england, 2a, 25 celsius could be yours but many of us are in the high teens, even low 20s. the winds strengthen into tuesday evening and night across northern ireland and scotland. as we see this weather front moving east across the uk, not much in the far south of england but further north, heavier and maybe thundery downpours out of that. becoming dry during the second half of the night and again, temperatures are holding up into double figures as wednesday begins. so the next area of low pressure on wednesday, the concern about this is that it will produce even stronger winds. it will be a very windy day
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across the uk on wednesday, widely some gusts around a0, 50mph or so but some of them will be strongest through parts of wales, northern england, northern ireland and scotland and into western scotland, we could well see some up to 75mph so again, that risk of disruption on wednesday and associated with that, another spell of rain pushing north and east across the uk though again, not very much the further south you are — still some warmth here. elsewhere, it will be turning cooler. winds ease later in the week. this is bbc news — the headlines: washington's announced new 10% tariffs on $200 billion dollars worth of chinese goods — warning beijing it'll raise them to 25% if it retaliates. applying to 5000 items — they're the biggest round of us tariffs against china so far — and come into effect next week. the south korean
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president — moonjae—in — has arrived in pyongyang. he's there for three days to try and revive stalled denuclearisation talks between north korea and the united states. he was met at the airport by kimjong—un — as well as large crowds — waving flags. rescuers in the philippines are digging through mud with their bare hands to retrieve the bodies of those buried by a landslide that's killed at least thirty—two people in the town of itogon. they took shelter from typhoon mangkhut in a temporary structure on the side of a mountain. now on bbc news, the travel show.
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