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this is the briefing. i'm sally bundock. our top story: britain's prime minister insists there will be a brexit vote in parliament on tuesday, despite her own supporters calling for a delay. a 26—year—old man appears in court in new zealand, charged with murdering a british backpacker on a round—the—world trip. an international meeting to try to tackle migration flows, but several european countries refuse to turn up. japan's securities and surveillance commission has asked prosecutors to indict the former titan in the global car industry, carlos ghosn, and nissan for suspected financial rules violation. a warm welcome to the programme, briefing you on all you need
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to know in global news, business and sport. and you can be part of the conversation. tell us what you think about the stories we are covering. just use the hashtag bbcthebriefing. the british prime minister is embarking on a final push to win over wavering mps within her tory party, in an effort to avoid defeat in a crucial vote on her brexit deal. theresa may had been under pressure to delay the vote, in order to garner more support. but her brexit secretary, stephen barclay, has said it will go ahead on tuesday. caroline rigby has the latest. things are looking festive in downing street tuesday's brexit showdown could determine whether
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theresa may has a merry christmas and even a happier new year. any predict hard days ahead for the prime minister with the proposal widely expected to suffer defeat in the commons. some want the boat to be postponed. the final decision may not be until the 11th hour although the us brexit secretary says it will go ahead. it is a good deal, it is the only deal and it is important we do not let the perfect the enemy of the good. the irish backstop remains a major sticking point. theresa may sought to reassure her irish counterpart. she will reissue a debate with mps. the prime minister is fighting and will continue. despite optimism in some quarters, uncertainty remains. not only of the result of the so—called meaningful vote on brexit but also what defeat
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could mean to her leadership. plenty in her party appear increasingly willing to replace sir, while the leader of the opposition, jeremy corbyn, says labour should replace the tories. there was a call for people's vote and another to protect brexit at one course of action could be to suspend the process altogether. judges at the european court ofjustice will offer clarity on article 50, reasoning whether the uk can withdraw its notice to leave without the permission of other member states. watching all this play out in brussels, donald tusk tweeted. .. at least one play out in brussels, donald tusk tweeted... at least one thing is certain, in these most uncertain of times. that story will be the focus
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throughout the week and we will have more on the various options in business breaching and what the media is saying today, later in the programme. a 26—year—old man has appeared in court in new zealand, charged with the murder of the british backpacker, grace millane, who went missing nine days ago. the man can't be named, for legal reasons. ms millane, who was 22 and from essex, had been travelling round the world, after graduating from university. in an emotional statement, new zealand's prime minister apologised to the grace's parents. from the kiwis i have spoken to, there is are these overwhelming sense of hurt and shame that this has happened in our country, a place that prides itself on our hospitality, especially to those who are visiting our shores. on the half
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of new zealand, i want to apologise to grace puttmac family. your daughter should have been safe here and she was in and i am sorry for that. more on what has been going on in auckland. the bbc‘s hywel griffith is outside the court in auckland, and he sent us this update. grace millane's murder has shocked people in new zealand, a country which welcomes thousands of backpackers every month. her father came to court as a man accused of killing his daughter is formally charged of her mortar. thejudge said he simply did not know what to say to her family, said he simply did not know what to say to herfamily, and you their grief must be desperate. he said justice will be fair, shift and ultimately will give them peace. grace was seen ultimately will give them peace. grace was seen around ultimately will give them peace. grace was seen around the corner at an apartment building and we understand that is where the 26th
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year old man had been living. he cannot be named for legal reasons but will appear in court again next month. the investigation is continuing. her body was found on the outskirts of auckland. it may be in transferred using a red hire car. they are still going through cctv material. a vigil will be led as people come together to gather their thoughts and remember grace. a top executive from the chinese technology giant huawei, who was arrested in canada more than a week ago, has asked to be released on bail. mung wan—jo was detained at the request of the united states, over accusations that she violated sanctions on iran. since then the implications of her arrest have ricocheted around the world, and called into question efforts to end the trade war between china and the united states. james ransley has more. it is thought that telecom giant huawei's chief financial officer,
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meng wanzhou, is being held here in this canadian prison while she waits to find out if she has been granted bail. china's foreign ministry has summoned the us ambassador in beijing, demanding details of the detention and insisting that america withdraw ms meng's arrest warrant. the arrest happened as us president donald trump and china's leader, xi jinping, attempted to de—escalate a bitter trade war at the g20 summit last week. america's trade representative insists that ms meng's arrest won't have much of an impact on talks. it is totally separate from anything that i work on, or anything that the trade policy people in the administration work on. so for us, it's unrelated, it's criminal justice. the huawei executive is accused of violating us sanctions by selling telecom equipment to iran. she was taken into custody last week in vancouver, while changing planes. china's state media called the arrest... according to court documents,
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ms meng has long—standing ties to vancouver, dating back at least 15 years, as well as significant property holdings in the city. her family also sought leave to remain in vancouver if she was granted bail, with her husband saying he plans to bring the couple's daughter to vancouver to attend school during the trial. meng wanzhou's court hearing is due to resume on monday. james ransley, bbc news. fiona cincotta, senior market analyst at city indexjoins me now. nice to see you. you were listening in to that story. of course, this has been developing since the middle of last week. give us your take on the significance of this and to the trade dispute between the us and china. it is extremely important. we
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had come out of the g20 where they looked to be some progress. things looked to be some progress. things looked as if things were going in the right direction. suddenly, this arrest really could derail the progress made. china is absolutely furious with the moves by the us with the arrests and also threatens to bring in canada into this. it involves other countries it now. in terms of what this could mean going forward , terms of what this could mean going forward, we are in the period of time, the 90 day truce were at the us and china agreed not to increase tariffs, but this exacerbates the difficulties because it focuses on theissue difficulties because it focuses on the issue of technology and security. exactly, bang on the head,
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90 days, given the differences between these two powers is not that much time and if it is taken up with this issue, the chances of them making a deal are slim. we are coming into the silly season, going into christmas, in china, chinese new year, a lot going on which is quite disruptive, add to that brexit. the makers have been having an absolute hard times. this time of year we usually see santa rally, things at lifting but it does not look like this is going to happen. thank you very much, indeed. and fiona will be back in about half an hour to review the main stories being covered by the global media. let's brief you on some of the other stories making the news: ministers from some 130 countries are gathering in poland for the final week of the un climate change conference. ahead of their arrival, the united states, saudi arabia
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and kuwait said they were only prepared to note rather than welcome a landmark report, which recommends steep emissions cuts to keep temperature rises below 1.5 degrees celcius by the end of the century. saudi arabia says it will not extradite the two key suspects in the murder of the journalist, jamal khashoggi. last week, a turkish court issued arrests warrants for ahmad al—assiri, a senior intelligence official, and former royal adviser, saud al-qahtani, saying turkey didn't believe the saudi authorities would take formal action against them. mr khashoggi was killed in the saudi consulate in istanbul in october. hundreds of thousands of homes in the south—east of the united states are without power after a weekend of heavy snowfall. a state of emergency has been declared in north carolina and virginia, parts of which reported nearly half a metre of snow, causing problems for motorists,
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and leading to the cancellation of over 1500 flights. stay with us on bbc news. still to come: all the sport, including the final of latin america's biggest club competition, the copa libertadores, played in madrid. river plate run away with the trophy. john lennon was shot at the entrance to the dakota building, in the centre of new york. there's been a crowd here, standing in more or less silent vigil, and the flowers have been piling up. the 14th ceasefire of this war ended at the walls of the old city of dubrovnik. this morning, witnesses said shells were landing every 20 seconds. people are celebrating the passing of a man they hold responsible for hundreds of deaths
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and oppression. elsewhere, people have been gathering to mourn his passing. imelda marcos, the widow of the former president of the philippines, has gone on trial in manila. she's facing seven charges of tax evasion. she pleaded not guilty. the prince and princess of wales are to separate. a statement from buckingham palace said the decision had been reached amicably. this is the briefing. the headlines: the british government is continuing to insist that a parliamentary vote on its brexit deal will go ahead, despite warnings from mps that it's likely to fail. a 26—year—old man's appeared in court in new zealand charged with the murder of the british backpacker, grace millane, who went missing nine days ago.
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in armenia, the party of the acting prime minister, nikol pashinyan, is on course for a landslide victory following a snap parliamentary election. with most of the votes counted, it's won more than 70%, compared with less than 9% for its nearest rival. our correspondent rayhan demytrie is in the armenian capital, yerevan, and joins us now. so he was looking for the democratic approval as it were, it looks like he has got it. he has got it, indeed. armenians waking up to this really good news, as predicted nikol pashinyan's my step alliance picked up pashinyan's my step alliance picked up over 70% of the total votes that we re up over 70% of the total votes that were cast in a snap parliamentary election. two other parties, it
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looks like they made it to parliament but the former governing republican party did not make it, it is out, it did not pass the 5% threshold, and it is quite a stunning defeat for a party that ruled armenia for nearly 20 years. and i am standing now in the republic square, this was the scene of this year's, the so—called velvet revolution, this must protest that propelled nikol pashinyan the power. —— mouse. and of course, it is really impressive, it has been an impressive yearfor really impressive, it has been an impressive year for armenians, for a man who started working with just ten or so of his followers, from armenia's second—largest city, and turn things around in the country in a bloodless revolution. —— mass. turn things around in the country in a bloodless revolution. -- mass. the people now believe he has got the mandate to actually follow through on some of his key promises, to sort out corruption, to sort out the
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political system that has dominated, as you say, for decades? indeed, so now i'll hard work lies ahead. he will have to deliver on all this ambitious promises that were made, economic reforms, he will have to do something to raise the standard of living ordinary armenians. this is a very poor country, a lot of people have been leading the country in search of work, going to russia, going to other countries because simply, there is no work. we are now in yerevan and it is the capital, it is doing more or less ok but when you drive outside the capital, eec potholed roads, there are nojobs and itjust potholed roads, there are nojobs and it just really looks potholed roads, there are nojobs and itjust really looks like the rest of the country lives in extreme poverty. —— you see. so quite an extreme task ahead, he needs to put
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the rest of his team together. he has been criticised for not having a strong enough team, but all that lies ahead today, armenians are celebrating the victory, as they believe it, and i can see in the morning people are smiling, they are congratulating each other, they are saying this has been a fair vote and it really reflects the will of the armenian people. 0k, we shall keep a close eye. thank you so much. migration is one of the biggest issues facing the world today and managing the mass movement of people can be overwhelming for individual governments. well, a more universal agreement could soon be guiding policy—making at an international level, with the un general assembly to endorse a new approach to the issue. it's called the global compact for migration and it's likely to be adopted this week, while delegates meet in morocco. anna holligan has the story. expanding populations, increasing
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connectivity, trade, surging inequality, and climate change. some of the reasons why today 258 million people around the world are seeking opportunities outside their country of birth. no single nation can manage international migration alone. without cooperation and proper regulation, this mass movement can be overwhelming. and this is where the un global compact and migration comes in, it is not a legally binding documents with 23 objectives, which recognise state sovereignty, while highlighting methods to manage cross—border migration in a more sustainable way. but it has proved divisive domestically, especially here in europe. in the traditionally tolera nt
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europe. in the traditionally tolerant netherlands, populists succeeded in persuading some conservatives that it was a trojan horse, that would give migrants more rights than they were previously entitled to. the right wing populist parties pander to fear, they try to create the image that this will actually lead to more migrants coming or refugees entering into europe. a tide of nationalism sweeping through europe has focused minds on the challenges rather than the benefits of migration. migrants make up approximately 3% of the global population, but generate about 9% of global gdp. debates in countries previously considered to be some of the world's most welcoming demonstrate just how difficult this delicate issue is to resolve. and the challenge for all of them is to ensure future migration is properly channelled. now it's time to get
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all the latest from the bbc sports centre. hello, i'm sarah stone and this is your monday sport briefing. on the way: we look at what was an eventful copa libertadores final second leg. ronnie o'sullivan wins a record seventh uk snooker championship. and in golf‘s south african open, louis oosthuizen wins on home soil. well, river plate will be waking up in madrid this monday as champions of the copa libertadores. they will begin making their preparations to join real madrid at the club world cup in abu dhabi injust a couple of weeks's time. juan quintero's extra time strike helped river plate come from a goal down to record a historic victory over io—man boca juniors in madrid, and win the trophy. gonzalo martinez ran the ball into an empty net with the last kick of the game, that ended a dramatic extra time period, which had started with the sending off of boca midfielder, wilmar barrios.
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well, as you can imagine, river plate fans who had made the journey to madrid were over the moon with their team's win. this match was moved to spain after boca's team bus was attacked by rivalfans in buenos aires, and it may not be over. boca failed to get the fixture suspended at the court of arbitration for sport on saturday, but their attempts to have river disqualified could continue this week. everton manager marco silva faces his former club as his side take on watford in the premier league on monday. everton are just three points above watford in the table and have yet to lose to them at home. in the south african open, louis oosthuizen won on home soil by a record—equalling six shots. the south african, who won the 2010 open, had an eagle and five birdies in a li—under 67 to win on 18—under. france's romain langasque finished second, with england's oliver wilson a shot further back in joint third.
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it is very special, i mean a new in the back of my head winning the open and this open will be something really special, they are the two old est really special, they are the two oldest opens in the world and it was i think everything, and you could see the emotional and 18, it was really special. —— the emotion and 18. —— on 18. ronnie o'sullivan has won a record seventh uk snooker championship. it's 25 years since he first won the competition. on sunday, he completed his victory over mark allen 10 frames to six in the best of 19 final, and then thanked the fans and his coaches. for the rest of my career, for the last two years, all i was thinking about was playing for the fans. if i'd have lost today, i'd have been very disappointed, but it's payback time now. you know, they've supported me for so long, and they've supported snooker as well. ijust need to play with a smile on my face, enjoy it
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and i'm buzzing. steve feeney has kind of given me a newfound love for the game. steve peters has been amazing. i need to thank the people who have helped me get me so far, but with all the fans — i owe it to them, you know? you can get all the latest sports news at our website. that's but from me, sarah stone, and the rest of the sport team, that's your monday sport briefing. congolese doctor denis mukwege and yazidi activist nadia murad, an is sex slave survivor, will be presented with the nobel peace prize on monday. the norwegian nobel committee said the prize was for "for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict". the two prize winners were interviewed for the bbc programme hardtalk by sarah montague. nadia murad, and you have expressed mixed feelings on winning the prize, because it change your life so much. —— changed.
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translation: i did not know anything about the nobel peace prize winner started to do this work. i wanted to deliver my message about what isis did the girls and women, to me, my family and my people. the journey i chose was very difficult. it has been three years. i am in a different place each day. because of that, if you like i have not enough energy left. i have no energy left to ta ke energy left. i have no energy left to take this work further. on the one hand, i was happy because terrorists wanted me and girls like me to lose, and the nobel peace prize did not allow this aim of isis to come true. on the other hand, i was upset that this prize came after
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ha rd was upset that this prize came after hard work and major suffering. and you can see the full interview with nadia murad and dr denis mukwege on hardtalk on tuesday this week. that's right here on bbc news. i'll be back with the business briefing in just a few moments. other top stories today, carlos costner, the rearrest and also what that means for nissan. —— carlos ghosn and in what that means for nissan. also, the uk and our attem pts nissan. also, the uk and our atte m pts to nissan. also, the uk and our attempts to leave the european union and the withdrawal plan that theresa may, the prime minister, has negotiated with the european union. it will be voted on tuesday by mps. we will be telling you all you need to know in relation to that in just a moment. hello.
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clear and chilly out there at the moment, but the sun will be out first thing on monday morning. a touch of frost but not everywhere and monday is actually looking pretty good across most of the uk that will be nippy. the weather right now is still coming out of the north—west, you can see the motion of the carbon that is where the air is coming from. it does mean there will be a frost across northern parts of the uk first thing on monday morning that actually a lot right weather, maybe not clear skies right weather, maybe not clear skies right enough. they're the early hours of monday morning, north—westerly wind, just the chance ofa north—westerly wind, just the chance of a couple of showers around the la ke of a couple of showers around the lake district. he is the frost advisory, scotland and northern england, maybe as far south as in the yorkshire. starts off bright and sunny for some of us but then to the morning, this cloud in the west is going to increase and actually, it will lend a pretty cloudy in northern ireland, around the irish sea, wales and into the south—west as well. the best of the sunshine
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will be in the east of the country and seat will be chilly, five degrees in newcastle. plymouth will be at around 12 degrees. it is tuesday now and it is a case of slightly milder air coming our way, not desperately mild that you will notice the difference i think across some western parts of the uk. a couple of weather front heading our way, this one should just about state of the west of us so we are not going to see much rainfall from this one at all. this is also weather front here, that is actually just a bit of power that is going to be stuck across the uk which does mean some of us, it could end up being freddie gray on tuesday. it is a dry day for most, 12 degrees in belfast and in plymouth. maybe a few spots and the wednesday but on the whole for most of us, it is a fine day with some sunshine began fairly cloudy one. temperatures will be into single figures. in fact, from a roundabout wednesday, you will notice how much colder it is going to feel because we start to see an
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easterly wind developing. it is coming in all the way from russia across the object, the north sea, and this is with us pretty much into the weekend as well. he is the outlook for the next few days. you can see by the time get the wednesday, thursday, low single figures there even in london, and at times pretty cloudy, so it is going to feel pretty chilly as well. that is it. bye—bye. this is the business briefing. i'm sally bundock. the former titan in the global car industry, carlos ghosn, has been indicted following allegations of financial misconduct. on the eve of the uk parliament's vote on theresa may's brexit deal, on the eve of the uk parliament's vote on theresa may's brexit deal, we look at the economic impact of the different outcomes. and on the markets... they begin the week on a shaky note. heavy declines at the end of the week on wall street has seen losses
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