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this is bbc news. the headlines at 8.00pm: police say at least 80 people have been injured and more than 200 people arrested in paris during violent protests over rising fuel prices. at the 620 summit, theresa may responds to the latest resignation of a government minister. sam gyimah is the tenth minister to resign over mrs may's brexit deal. passing this deal and the book that ta kes pla ce passing this deal and the book that takes place in the house of commons will take us to certainty for the future and the failure to do that would only lead to uncertainty. i think what people want, what i have been hearing here at the t20, is the importance of that certainty for the future. mr gyimah, who is the former science and universities minister, says the prime minister's plan is "naive" and calls for a second referendum. the former us president, george bush senior, dies at the age of 94. in tribute, his son george w bush, describes him as "a man of the highest character". the chairman of britain's biggest infrastructure project,
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the hs2 rail programme, says he expects to be sacked in the coming days, due to concerns over the performance of crossrail. more than 200 people have been arrested in paris after violent protests around one of the city's most popular tourist attractions — the arc de triomphe. it's the third week of demonstrations originally sparked by rising fuel taxes, but now a wider movement of discontent with the government. metro stations have been shut, at least one building set on fire and more than 70 people injured. 0ur paris correspondent hugh schofield reports from the heart of the city. the arc de triomphe this afternoon. groups of yellow—vest protesters have pushed past police and rampaged past the tomb of the unknown soldier.
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all day, there have been scenes of serious violence in the streets around, mainly agitators of the far right and left in the thick of it, taking on police with cobblestones and other projectiles, setting fire to cars and even buildings. it is an extremely tense situation now, mid—afternoon, we have been chased down a side street by riot police with tear gas and anti—riot grenades, a car is on firejust behind me. we're just off the champs—elysees, it is a real scene of street warfare. amid the scenes of destruction, ordinary people who'd come from across france to demonstrate peaceably. they do not want the violence to divert attention from their message that taxes in france have gone too far. translation: abraham lincoln said something important, he said that government should be of the people, by the people, for the people. for the people. 0ur politicians should keep that in mind, they will not get anywhere
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until they put the people first. translation: we have all had enough. it has been going on for so long and eventually you have to resist, there is no choice. who are you? translation: we are the people, you don't have to look any further, not right or left, we are just the simple people. scenes like this at one of paris' most famous landmarks cannot be glossed over as a minor problem. president macron needs to find his way out of this confrontation with the people urgently. hugh schofield, bbc news, paris. theresa may's brexit deal has suffered another blow, with the resignation of the universitites and science minister sam gyimah. he says the prime minister's agreement with the eu is "a deal in name only," which would remove britain's voice and veto, and lead to it being "hammered" in future negotiations with europe. meanwhile, theresa may has been defending her brexit plan as she addressed the g20 summit in buenos aires. following that latest government resignation,
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the prime minister was asked if it was time to acknowledge a lack of support for her deal. the next nine days are really important for our country, leading up important for our country, leading up to the vote on this deal. i will be talking with members of parliament, obviously, and explaining to them why i think this isa explaining to them why i think this is a good dealfor the uk, wyatt is a deal that delivers on brexit added also protects jobs and the economy. and why allowing this deal to go ahead, passing this deal in the book that takes place in the house of commons, will take us to certainty for the future and that failure to do that would only lead to uncertainty. i think what people want, what i have been hearing here at the t20, is the importance of that certainty for the future. steve 7 that certainty for the future. steve? steve hawkes of the sun.
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feminist, given the incredible events at westminster, the resignations, this could be one of your last trips of things turn out badly. what do you think your legacy of prime minister will be? there is a lot more for me to do, steve, delivering brexit can the prime minister that would take britain out of the european union. joining me now is political correspondent ben wright. she looked a bit taken by —— aback by that. a cheeky question, but right question. if that boat fields, her political future will be in doubt. you hear the same lines, the same tone, the same demeanour was you don't get the sense when you listen theresa may that she thinks vote is doomed and she is in desperate political trouble, which she seems to be from here certainly. she doesn't show much emotion about that. is that because she feels she
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can't? may be seen on something that we don't, i don't know. she never improvises. she sticks rigidly to the lines that she is intent on delivering. she hates engaging in these emotional, hypothetical questions. she gave that question pretty short shrift. she must know that she has a hell of a mountain to climb to begin to chip away at the numbers on her own side who are determined to vote this time in ten days. you don't get a sense of that when you hear herjust there. losing another minister today. could there be more? it is another name on the list of those who are going to rebel and vote against this. it is more symbolic than that. sam gyimah is a young tory, very supportive of her, quick to endorse her wenzhou was running for leadership. 0n the up,
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going places. not a natural rebel by any means, but he wanted the uk to remain in, but seemed reconciled to brexit. he has come to the view that it is simply not in the interest of the country to sign up to this deal, so the country to sign up to this deal, so he has shredded his ministerial careerfor so he has shredded his ministerial career for now and swung behind calls for another referendum. it is significant, yes. the prime minister at the t20, that is wrapping up. she will come back to face five days of parliamentary debate. why so long? what will we expect that to be? the five days was recommended by a committee of mps, the procedure committee, who helped write the rules for how parliament should work. the book to go in in 1971 for six days, so it is slightly curtailed against the historical precedent. it will be an enormous parliamentary moment. i will expect
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theresa may to kick off the first day's debate and i imagine we will hear subsequent days, pictures from the dip —— the dispatch box from the chancellor and other senior members of the cabinet. then we have this potentially very significant additional component, the debate and vote on amendments that could really change the dynamics at play, amendments that for example hilary benn has put down, that her option of crashing out without a deal should be taken off the table. it will be five days of high drama, no question, accommodating in those big boats, including the amendments on the 11th. can amendments stop and no—deal brexit? the 11th. can amendments stop and no-deal brexit? no, they can't. but they are important expressions of
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parliamentary opinion and they will shape definitely the debates that will then follow in parliament if this goes down on the 11th, when suddenly all mps will be looking at each other thinking, how on earth, what do we do now? four months before the uk leads the european union, that is written into law, u nless union, that is written into law, unless there is an extension. somehow the government would have to come up with some kind of alternative plan that could command alternative plan that could command a majority in the house of commons. at the moment, nobody knows how that will play out. at the moment, that is what is going on. thank you very much indeed. thank you very much indeed. we'll find out how this story and many others are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10.30pm and 11.30pm this evening in the papers. 0ur guestsjoining me are the business journalist john crowley and anne ashworth, associate editor at the times. the queen has paid tribute to president george h w bush, who has died at the age of 94 early
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this morning at his home in texas. in a statement, the queen called president bush "a great friend and ally of the united kingdom as well as a patriot, serving his country with honour and distinction in office and during the second world war". she said her thoughts and prayers are with the bush family and the american people. the white house has announced that wednesday will be a national day of mourning across the united states. george bush senior was elected president in 1988 as the cold war came to an end and led the united states in the first gulf war, when saddam hussein invaded kuwait. 0ur north america editor, jon sopel, looks back at his life. i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states. america's 43rd president served through some of the most momentous times on the 20th century. so help me god. congratulations. thank you. the cold war ending, the berlin wall coming down, the soviet union collapsing, turmoil in the middle east and the first gulf war. yet by today's brutal standards, he seemed to embody a more noble
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sense of politics rooted in duty, respect and public service. that george herbert walker bush should reach the highest office in the land almost seemed predestined. he was born into a family of wealth, privilege and politics. his father was a us senator. george attended yale before volunteering for the navy in world war ii. he was shot down over the pacific, his rescue remarkably caught on film. peacetime took him to texas, where he made a fortune in the oil business. and then came the lure of politics. he was elected to congress, served as an ambassador and became head of the cia, before pitching to become the republican presidential candidate in 1980. he lost to ronald reagan, but reagan put him on the ticket and served as vice president. in 1988, he had another crack at the presidency — this time successfully. bush senior was the last
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of america's cold war leaders and the demise of communism in his period was managed deftly, as former soviet satellites embraced the values of democracy and freedom. but there were new uncertainties, notably iraq's surprise annexation of kuwait in 1990. margaret thatcher told him to stand firm, apparently saying, "this is no time to go wobbly, george." he didn't. the 1992 election pitched the patrician bush against the young, charismatic and hitherto little—known democratic governor from arkansas called bill clinton. his clear advocacy of a new vision for america swept him to victory. within a decade there was another bush in the white house, george w. two years ago his younger son, jeb, took on donald trump for the republican nomination as president. i am sick and tired of him going after my family. it was ugly.
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in turn, george bush senior called donald trump a blowhard and later said he'd voted for hillary clinton in the election. the one constant throughout all that — his wife, barbara. they were married for over 70 years. she died in april. he said he was looking forward to being reunited with her. let's talk to republican strategist mica mosbacher, who was friends with the george hw bush and his wife, barbara, and whose late husband served as george hw bush's secretary of commerse. thanks very much forjoining us. first of all, your thoughts about george bush the president, and the man as she knew him. throughout his entire lifetime of service, he exemplified those qualities of character, decency and the highest principles. i first met president bush when he was vice president and
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i was volunteering in the houston vice presidential office. he came bounding into the offices and introduced himself to me and had a way of making me, a lowly volunteer, feel very special. i saw them that he put others first. i saw that much later after he announced he was running again for the presidency in 1986. my son was in the hospital, my one—year—old son at the time. i was standing at the rope line when he was making the announcement and he came off the stage, took the time to say, mica, how is your boy? that is the kind of man i remember most. i have so many fond memories. we took many trips with the president and mrs birch, including attending the tenth anniversary of kuwait commemorating the persian gulf crisis. i saw first—hand the warm
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welcome that he received in kuwait andi welcome that he received in kuwait and i began to understand as i visited with storm and norman, as we called him, we talked about how he liberated the kuwaitis from saddam hussein, and the woman expressed such heartfelt gratitude towards the president forfree their such heartfelt gratitude towards the president for free their men who had been rounded up by iraqi soldiers. i saw what i don't think the world often saw, his profound impact on so many ways, whether it was following the cold war and working with my husband, who was commerce secretary, to open up markets for goods and services, or as a family man enjoying his wife and his children and grandchildren. he was so incredible. interesting to hear you talk about the persian gulf. it was
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very controversial at the time, he was criticised by some for pursuing what they thought was just america's 01’ what they thought was just america's or interest, then criticised by others for not finishing of saddam hussein. did he have any regrets about it? absolutely not. i think that the president felt it did the right thing. at the time he did not think it was in america's best interests to have a protracted war in the persian gulf. he also told me that he felt saddam hussein was and the one devil and he didn't want to destabilise the area. 0bviously, things changed dramatically after 911 india knighted states and i think at that point it was ascertained by george w bush to re—engage in the gulf region. president bush was very pragmatic
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and he also took the advice of his generals and the wise counsel behind him. he also, i think, generals and the wise counsel behind him. he also, ithink, embodied generals and the wise counsel behind him. he also, i think, embodied the spirit of bipartisanship in this country, the fact that he was able to reach out to president clinton and work with him after the earthquake in haiti. barbara bush often called them the odd couple, by the way. he was able to reach across the way. he was able to reach across the aisle and even president trump today in his heartfelt tweet showed that i think you can put aside political rivalry and come together for the greater good in this country. i think that aside president bush would like to be remembered. what were his musings on president trump and where his party is now, where's your country is now? i think that like with many
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presidents, they disagreed on certain areas of policy, but president bush certainly had extreme respect for president trump. i felt that first—hand. 0bviously, respect for president trump. i felt that first-hand. obviously, even though he said he voted for hillary clinton? yes, well, actually barbara bush supported hillary clinton, so just like in so many families in the united states, i think there was a disagreement in terms of policies and individuals, but president trump called jeb bush today to express his sentiments regarding his father. i think once again that shows that they are able to put aside their political differences for the good of this country. just briefly, he has created this huge political dynasty, this very successful
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political family. was he dynasty, this very successful politicalfamily. was he proud of that? yes, i think he was very tough with his children in a sense that he expected them to have high standards and not grow up feeling privileged 01’ and not grow up feeling privileged or better than anyone else. george bush often said that his mother told him not to be braggadocio this. i was able to observe them on many family occasions and i saw a family that last together, loved each other teased each other and brought out the best in each other. that is what i saw much remember about president bush, his heart and his absolute kindness towards other people. thank you very much indeed. the headlines on bbc news: police say at least 80 people have been injured and more than 200 people arrested in paris during violent protests over rising fuel prices.
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at the g20 summit, theresa may defends her brexit deal despite the resignation of former science and universities minister, sam gyimah the former us president george bush senior dies at the age of 94. in tribute, his son george w bush describes him as "a man of the highest character". sport now and a full round—up from the bbc sport centre. good evening. the time for talking is almost over ahead of what tyson fury has called one of the "best comebacks of all time" as he looks to become the wbc heavyweight champion of the world. standing in fury‘s way will be the undefeated deontay wilder, in the early hours of tomorrow morning. ade adedoyin sends this report from los angeles. it is amazing that certain people
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get under your skin and i think that tyson fury got under his skin a little bit. it is what you do when you walk in the ring. how do you set? he focused. he proved something to the people. manchester city are five points clear at the top after a 3—1 win over bournemouth. sometimes those on the sidelines are also those centrestage. while expectations on jose also those centrestage. while expectations onjose mourinho landmark use may differ, for both managers the pressure is the same.
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southampton stand uncomfortably close to the brink. stuart armstrong had the perfect aim. a stunning start. fourth was a marine those above him at manchester united it was anything but. few really saw this coming. said's free kick surprising almost everyone, it seemed. 2—0, but this was a game still far from seemed. 2—0, but this was a game still farfrom won. romelu lukaku with the finished that has been lacking this season. manchester united find their way back before the break, anders herrera, how quickly things can change. that is where the scoreline stayed. southampton the closest to another. those watching from the wings unable to force a win. for both sides, the pressures remain. for both sides, the pressures remain. manchester city are five points clear at the top after a 3—1 win over bournemouth. bernardo silva gave them the lead just after 15 minutes. that was his sixth goal of the season. but a calum wilson header gave
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bourmentouh hope making it 1—1just before half—time. raheem sterling got city's second and ilkay gundogan made sure that the champions came away with their 12th win of the season a quick look at the other day's results and it's a first home premier league win of the season for crystal palace. a 2—0 win over burnley at selhurst park. it's worth keeping an eye on match of the day to see a great james madison goal as leciester city beat watford 2—0. there was a comfortabe 3—0 win for west ham over newcastle to end their run of three wins. in the scottish premiership, the match between kilmarnock and hibs was affected by the floodlights failing twice at rugby park. bit killie went on to win 3—0 to move up to second. livingston scored for the first time in five games to beat motherwell and move to sixth place in the table. goals from steven lawless and craig halkett gave them a 2—0 victory.
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hamilton came past 10—man st mirren 3—1. the win takes them five points clear of st mirren, who are second from bottom in the table. mark williams breezed into the third round of the uk snooker championship in york with a six frames to nil win over daniel wells. the welshman is the current world champion and he was in good form as he looks to win a third uk championship title. he managed two century breaks on his way to three—time winnerjohn higgins was put out by fellow scot alan mcmanus. that's all the sport for now. labour's kate 0samor, the shadow international development secretary, has resigned from her front bench role. it comes after a report that she verbally abused a journalist from the times who was looking into controversy surrounding her son's conviction for drug possession. in a statement, she said she will now "concentrate on supporting my family through the difficult time we have been experiencing". the chairman of the hs2 rail link, sir terry morgan, says he expects to be dismissed formally, even though he was only appointed injuly. ? it's thought the scheme,
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britain's biggest infrastructure project, is over budget. ?sir terry, who is also in charge of the delayed crossrail programme, was described as "world class" when he was appointed to hs2 by the transport secretary, chris grayling, in july. sir terry explained why he is anticipating his sacking to radio 4's pm programme earlier today. i can only but assume, because i've not yet been told, that, because hs2 is such a critically important programme, and with the sense of disappointment around the performance of crossrail, that it was considered to be too risky for a programme like hs2 to continue in my role as chairman. a 98—year—old world war ii veteran who was critically injured during a violent robbery in his home in north london has died. police were called to peter gouldstone's home in bounds green on 6th november, where they found him suffering from a head injury and extensive bruising to his body. he was taken to hospital, but died yesterday.
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police looking for a missing couple whose car was discovered washed up on a beach in scotland have found two bodies. susan and james kenneavy were reported missing on thursday morning when their vehicle was found on drunmore beach, near stranraer. mexico's president elect, andres manuel lopez 0brador, has been sworn in as the country's new president in mexico city. mr lopez 0brador ran on an anti—corruption platform and his supporters are hoping he will implement policies to tackle the issue, as well as combat the country's widespread poverty and inequality. international leaders from across the political spectrum attended the event. a series of aftershocks have rocked the us state of alaska after a devastating earthquake struck its biggest city, damaging buildings and forcing people to run into the streets. the quake was centred about seven miles north of the city of anchorage, but there are no reports of any serious injuries. you can see some of the damage
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caused by the earthquake. they are working hard to try and clear away the damage. there have been many after—shocks. they want to get this unstable ground moved as quickly as possible. there was a small crack on the other side of the route and they are concerned that with all these after—shocks, more than 500 so far, that this could colla pse than 500 so far, that this could collapse at any moment. they are working faster clear and make it safe, then they will start the work on rebuilding the route. this isn't the only place where this has happened, quite a few areas like this around anchorage weather has been significant damage to infrastructure, but on the whole this place has held up very, very well and what was a really strong earthquake, one that rattled
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alaskans who are used to earthquakes, they are pretty resilient people here, but many people say they were really quite frightened by this one, which went on for a long time, very severe violent shaking, and it seems quite remarkable that they have escaped to the extent that they have. 0ne remarkable that they have escaped to the extent that they have. one of the extent that they have. one of the reasons for that is because the history of alaskan earthquakes, eve ryo ne history of alaskan earthquakes, everyone talks about 1964. then there was a 9.2 magnitude earthquake, one of the most powerful ever recorded on earth. that prompted alaskans to think about their building codes, the regulations. clearly, the work that they have done since then has paid off because very few structures were destroyed by this earthquake. now it's time for a look at the weather, with tomasz. temperatures got up to about 15
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degrees in some places today. there might bea degrees in some places today. there might be a bit of hill snow on the way. that is still to come. in the north, however, still quite a bit of cloud around during the afternoon and, once again, exceedingly mild. wet where we have the clear skies in north—eastern scotland, temperatures will be freezing outside of time. weather france will have passed most of the uk. it is stretching across scotland. the main thrust of this
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weather system is out to sea. 0vernight we would have seen the rain. we are left over with these westerly winds on sunday. rather a lot of cloud with some sunny spells and some showers. in scotland and northern ireland, it looks like you may state pretty cloudy during the afternoon and the outbreaks of rain will come and go. temperature contrast, only 8 degrees in aberdeen, but in the south exceptionally mild, 15 degrees. see these white lines, these isobars? basically, the wind follows these lines, that is where the air is coming from, so it is coming from the heart of the north atlantic, where the area still relatively mild. you can see these westerlies, mild. you can see these westerlies, mild airon mild. you can see these westerlies, mild air on monday with some rain pushing through. in the north there isa pushing through. in the north there is a change in the wind direction, it is coming in across scotland. this is where we could


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