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this is the briefing. i'm sally bundock. our top stories: it's no deal day on bbc news — we're looking at the consequences of the uk leaving the eu without an agreement. the fbi says the gunman who killed nine people in dayton, ohio had an interest in violent ideologies. president trump will visit later on wednesday. welcome to majorca! some residents have had enough of mass tourism and are taking direct action. talking trade. the uk's foreign secretary dominic raab travels to washington attempting to secure a trade agreement with the us.
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a warm welcome to the programme, briefing you on all you need to know in global news, business and sport. also in the programme, good news for coffee lovers, a major new study suggests a cup of your favourite brew before bedtime will have no impact on your sleep. so we'd like to know what is your experience? what keeps you awake? get in touch — just use the #bbcthebriefing. the uk and the eu look set to continue their deadlock over brexit, as both sides fail to agree on the terms of new talks that could avert a no—deal brexit. the other eu states insist
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they will not re—negotiate the exit deal agreed with the previous british government — while london says the only other option is the uk leaving the european union without a deal. throughout the day and across the bbc we'll try to explain what the impact of this could be. we'll hear from italian ice cream makers to danish pig farmers, from tourists to economists. but first, what does "no—deal brexit" actually mean? it would mean the uk leaving the european union with no formal agreement in place about the future relationship between the uk and the eu — cutting ties immediately. there would be no transition period where rules and regulations would remain largely the same while talks to allow a trade deal to be agreed took place. leaving without a deal is the legal default if parliament does not prevent it when mps return in the autumn. the uk would follow world trade
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organization rules to trade with the eu and other countries while trying to negotiate free—trade deals. so, while the uk says it wants both sides to seal a new deal — why is the eu not so keen? here's our brussels reporter adam fleming. here's what the eu thinks about the idea of the uk leaving without a deal on october the 31st. the eu ‘s view is that no deal will hurt you more than it will hurt us. they point to plenty of studies to back that up. take one published the summer back that up. take one published the summer bya back that up. take one published the summer by a university in belgium which found the eu would lose 1.2 millionjobs in the uk which found the eu would lose 1.2 million jobs in the uk about which found the eu would lose 1.2 millionjobs in the uk about half which found the eu would lose 1.2 million jobs in the uk about half a million. another eu number is bigger but the eu is bigger, so as a percentage, it's actually smaller.
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the uk is also pledging to eliminate most of the import taxes on goods coming into the uk. known as tariffs. that means european forums — firms during have to about the overnight becoming more expensive. the same is not true in the other direction. the eu thinks it's prepared. it has passed european by that agitation that will apply for a temporary period in sectors that are really cares about, like aviation, road knowledge and some financial services. in other countries that will be particularly affected because they have a very close trading relationship with the uk, france, belgium, and the netherlands, and ireland, have spent money on new facilities and hired hundreds and hundreds of new customs officers. but there is a niggling feeling around here that european businesses haven't done quite enough to get ready. the other 27 countries also reckoned that the uk will be
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back at the negotiating table pretty quickly even if there is an ideal brexit. the uk will want a free trade agreement with its biggest, nearest economic neighbour. the thinking goes. but the eu will only start talking if the uk makes pledges on the right —— rights of citizens, financial obligations and the irish border. though it hasn't bowed out how those talks will actually work, how they look, and what it will fill it. —— feel like. whatever happens on october 31, the government, the trade department and other ministers are doing all they can to ensure we to get trade deals in place as quickly as possible. so let's talk about some talks that are taking place in washington today, whether u.k.'s taking place in washington today, whether u. k.‘s foreign taking place in washington today, whether u.k.'s foreign secretary will be holding discussions with his us counterpart. he's hoping to secure
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a post—brexit trade agreement with the world's biggest economy. dominic raab has told the bbc he's optimistic there are good deals to be had. the big upside is a global opportunities from latin america to north america was working to grasp and that is definitely a long—term vision and will require concerted engagement by the uk. it also raised level of ambition for the future. raising ambition, concerted effort, dizziness, optimism was not that seems to be the word flowing out of number ten and other parts of government. jane foley — seniorforeign exchange strategist at rabobank is here with me. the former brexit secretary under theresa may, he resigned because he felt he couldn't go through with her plan he now has the job of a willing those outside uk future trade deals. he feels upbeat, his going to north america is one of those days he was going to is mexico and the comments
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he said were encouraged by trump, trump said they are very substantive trade agreements, it was possible between the uk and the us, that sounds very positive is a big but here, and that is coming from congress and more specifically the friends of island caucus. this is a pretty powerful position in the us has 5a congressmen —— belonging to this congress — caucus and they have medicare may not support a treasure, it might go against the president evenif it might go against the president even if the uk was risking the good friday agreement. so now this goes back to the issue between the brexit and what it means for the northern ireland border. hardboard across the island, risks a movement again towards potential violence, this is a significant concern, and these congressmen may be prepared to block a trade deal to in the us and the uk if this agreement is in danger. on
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this issue of how that works on a practical level, that is goods services, people moving across a water, seems to be the key sticking point, it has been from the beginning, the so—called irish backstop or whatever other alternatives and what they look like, it is interesting as you say with relationship with united states, many might not consider this when they think trade with the us. but actually, in congress, it is a big deal. it is a big deal. one of the newspapers this morning referring to the us census suggesting how many american people identify with being ireland, this is a significant topic. the topic of ireland for americans, it's something they're not prepared to sleep —— sweep under the carpet. but for the brits are significant topic is, is interesting when president trump is here on his last visit, talking about the relationship between the uk and the us regards to trade and whether the nhs be considered a for grabs. that was also very centre differential and
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political sticking point. it is indeed and that comes down to larry summers, now larry summers is a previous secretary, he was at the bbc radio 4 quite recently indicating that the uk was now a spirit and a desperate country didn't necessarily make it a good trade deal. these comments, these meetings between dominic raab and the us in the coming days, are going to be very interesting to see what sort of level the uk and independent uk outside of the eu can potentially find itself out. thank you for now, jane ‘s back a little later. do you drink hardcore copy? i don't. t? neither. i'm very impressed. we will get comments on that later, keep your comments coming in on that and we will talk about that a little later, whether caffeine hours before bedtime is good or bad. but now let's look at our next story today.
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later on wednesday, president trump will visit el paso in texas, where 22 people were killed at a shopping mall on saturday and also dayton in ohio, where just a day later, 9 people were shot dead outside a bar. our north america correspondent peter bowes reports. at times i guess they call the president the consoler in sheer, like his predecessors, mr trump will visit american cities dealing with the aftermath of another mass shooting. the first stop will be dayton in ohio. where gunmen shot into a crowd of people enjoying a night out. the president is like that you receive a mixed redemption. his rhetoric has been painfulfor many in our community and i think people should stand up and said are not happy, if not happy they are —— that he is coming. investigators in dayton say they have discovered clues that suggested a spring that was shot dead may have been motivated by violent ideologies. the individual had a history of
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obsession with violet ideations, to include mass shootings, and had expressed a desire to commit a mass using. subsequent material has revealed an orientation toward violent ideologies which elevate this case to one of federal interest was not across the country in northern california, with three people were shot dead at a garlic festival, investigated say they found a list of groups including religious and political organisations compiled by the suspect who took his own life at the scene. it is thought they may have been littered —— potential targets of violence. due to the discovery of the target list, as well as other information we have encountered in this investigation, the fbi has opened a full domestic terrorism investigation into this mass shooting. president trump will not be visiting california but he will head to texas where 22 people died asa head to texas where 22 people died as a result of the shooting in el paso. the border city with a mostly
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hispanic population. seven mexicans we re hispanic population. seven mexicans were among the dead. the president not universally welcome in a city thatis not universally welcome in a city that is at the forefront of immigration crisis and merits people are consumed agree. “— immigration crisis and merits people are consumed agree. —— consumed by grief. let's brief you on some of the other stories making the news. a much is expected to take place in the next hour or so in delhi, causing for the restoration of communication links on kashmir. indian administered kashmir remains in lockdown following the announcement, the region was to be stripped of its special status, pakistan's prime minister has vowed to fight india's decision. north korea's leader kim jong—un says the country's latest missile launches were a warning to washington and seoul over their joint war games. the "new—type tactical guided missiles" were launched on tuesday from the west and flew over the peninsula, near the capital city of pyongyang, before landing on a tiny island. two armed robbers have stolen commemorative gold coins
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and watches from mexico's mint. it's believed they took off with about $2.5 million worth of loot. the gunmen threatened the guards and went directly to the mint‘s vault, before escaping on motorcycles. the authorities are questioning the guards and other employees, believing the gunmen had accomplices working there. spanish police are investigating after rental cars were found vandalised. the attacks were filmed by the far left group arran which regularly stages summer protests against mass tourism. on the videos released on social media vehicles can be seen sprayed with graffiti, having their tyres slashed and their windscreens destroyed by hammers. ramzan karmali has the details. they claim that more than 100,000 rental vehicles are present on the island of majorca. activists from the youth group arran want them gone. dressed in white, they made
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their point violently. spraying graffiti, smashing windscreens and slashing tires. last year, just under 1a million tourists, mainly from germany and the uk, visited majorca, the largest of the balearic islands. the group that carried out the attacks have staged previous protests against mass tourism. they feel it puts a strain on the country's infrastructure, drives up the cost of housing and pollute the environment. but for many tourists here, it has left them confused and upset. i think it's of course not good, but a protest happened and i think also the government needs to do something about it, because we cannot do anything about it and it's a shame for the companies. and those companies say they want a peaceful resolution. translation: it's true, there are a lot of rental cars in the balearic islands, but we have to negotiate on it.
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cars should not be destroyed, tourists should not be threatened. it seems unlikely the government will want to curb visitor numbers, with tourism accounting for around 10% of spain's economic output and 45% of the balearic islands'. police have received just one complaint so far, but are investigating to see if others have been affected. ramzan karmali, bbc news. stay with us on bbc news. still to come: welcome to climate change tourism. as the icecaps melt, some find a way to make money. the question was whether we want to save our people and japanese as well and win the war, or whether we want to take a chance on being able to win the war by killing all our young men. the invasion began at two o'clock this morning.
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mr bush, like most other people, was clearly caught by surprise. we call for the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of all iraqi forces. 100 years old and still full of vigour, vitality and enjoyment of life. no other king or queen in british history has lived so long, and the queen mother is said to be quietly very pleased indeed that she's achieved this landmark anniversary. this is a pivotal moment for the church as an international movement. the question now is whether the american vote will lead to a split in the anglican community. you're watching the briefing. our headlines: president trump is due to visit the texan city of el paso later where 22 people were murdered by a gunman
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in an apparent racist attack. the british government and the european union have blamed each other for refusing to reopen talks about the uk's brexit deal. let's stay with that now, because as the deadlock between the eu and the uk continues, we're looking at the potential impact of a no deal brexit. that's when the uk would leave the eu without a formal arrangement in place. as part of our special coverage, we've been to denmark where europe's largest pork producer says that britain could suffer shortages of bacon in the event of a no—deal brexit. danish born and bred for the british brea kfast danish born and bred for the british breakfast table. for denmark's pig farmers, the uk market has been solid, dependable. they are unsure now, seeking out other customers. in case a no deal brexit pulls the pork
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from british shells. i am a little worried, but we have had three years to prepare for this, so i think we are well prepared. we have made a very special product for the uk market. i think it would be very sad if we cannot sell it for the englishman anywhere anymore. ah... danish. tempting british taste buds for generations. danish! denmark's the biggest supplier of pork products to the uk. satisfying a demand that british farmers can't meet alone. bacon's big business. this processing plant purpose—built for the uk market. that was before the prospect of no deal and import
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tariffs. now, starting slow, uncertainty hi. already, they are exporting less and looking for other customers. we need to look at the alternatives because if you look at the rate coming out of british government, it is do or die. what does that mean for the british consumer. i think it would mean more expensive buttocks. it could mean empty shelves. quite possibly. no time to lose for the bacon bound for britain. good roll in and out with no customs checks for now. you really get the sense of how every second counts, no wonder they want to know here whether britain's bluffing about a no deal and no wonder they say such a scenario could have such far—reaching consequences right down to what we
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eat and where it comes from. denmark's preparing for a change of season. a country which values its relationship with britain, sad to see it go. conscious as well as what both partners could stand to lose. journey hill, bbc news. that pig look like he was loving that, didn't he? now, it's time to get all the latest from the bbc sports centre. hello, i'm tulsen tollett, and this is your wednesday sport briefing, where we start with the footballing news that wayne rooney will leave the mls and return to england in january. the 33—year—old, england's record goalscorer, willjoin second—tier derby county as a player coach. he signed for washington—based dc united from everton injuly last year and has scored 23 goals in 41 league games, but will leave at the end of the season and join the rams on an initial 18—month contract.
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firstly, i am a player and firstly, iam a player and i firstly, i am a player and ifeel i have a lot of quality which i can bring to the squad. as you said, first and foremost, i want to come in and play and try and help the team. and then secondly, i want to try and learn off philip and his staff to gain experience for obviously when i do stop playing and go into that next step. al—duhail came from a goal down to hold fellow qatari side al sadd 1—1 in their asian champions league round of 16 first leg tie on tuesday. while in the battle of saudi arabia, it was the away team al—hilal who twice came from behind to beat al—ahli 11—2 in theirfirst leg. bafetimbi gomis scored a hat—trick and the former french international had a celebration to match the feat. india have completed a clean sweep of their t20 series against west indies by claiming a 7—wicket win in the third and final match of their series in guyana. india won the toss and elected to send the hosts in with kieron pollard blasting 6 sixes in his innings
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of 58, while a half century from indian skipper virat kohli and an unbeaten 65 from rishabh pant saw them home to complete the 3—0 series win. there was a big shock at the rogers cup in the women's draw. world number one and top seed ashleigh barty was beaten in three sets in toronto by sofia kenin. the unseeded american needed four match points, but finally sealed a 6—7, 6—3, 6—4 win over the australian to set up a last 16 match against either victoria azarenka or dayana yastremska. the men's event being held in montreal is one of nine masters 1000 tournaments held throughout the year and defending champion rafael nadal gets his campaign under way on wednesday. the spaniard, who's a a—time winner, at this tournament was handed a bye through to the second round where he'll take on british qualifier dan evans in the first match on centre court. celtic take on romanian champions cluj in the first leg of their third
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qualifying round of the champions league later. neil lennon's side will need to win this 2—legged tie and another one after that to qualify for the group stage proper. former chelsea player dan petrescu is the cluj manager and says it would take a miracle to knock the scottish champions out. with the new nba season set to get under way in mid october, the rapper drake has been parading the larry o'brien championship trophy won by the toronto raptors in june. during his performance at ovo fest 2019, an annual concert he hosts, the musician used a giant nba finals trophy as a prop on the stage while holding the actually trophy to celebrate the raptors' first ever title. you can get all the latest sports news at our website. that's but from me, tulsen tollett, and the rest of the team, that is your wednesday sport briefing. that is indeed. thank you.
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scientists have long warned about the dangers of climate change. a major problem is the melting of the greenland ice sheet, which could lead to rising sea levels. but some are finding ways to make money out of this potential environmental catastrophe. the bbc‘s tim allman explains. edward kean is hunting icebergs. every day he and his crew set out at dawn, looking for white gold. these giant, haunting structures floating serenely towards their doom. they're going to die in a couple — three weeks, naturally, they're going back to nature anyway. so, we're not hurting the environment. so, why are these icebergs so popular and so profitable? well, they provide just about the purest water you can find. we're probably a lot bigger today than we ever were with iceberg water shipping. overseas, europe, singapore, dubai.
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we just picked up some accounts in the middle east with our glass bottles. last year, around 500,000 tourists visited the area, bringing in more than $430 million to the local economy. the fishing industry may be in decline, but iceberg tourism is booming. itjust keeps getting better every year, you know? we got tour buses coming here now, it's — you can't see behind you. wejust had a tour bus come in now, we got 135, 140 tour buses, you know, with older people coming into the town every season, so. . . this is — it's doing great for the economy. frozen for thousands of years, these icebergs will melt away in a matter of weeks. some may be able to make a bit of money, but the long—term impact is likely to be far more costly. tim allman, bbc news.
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stay with me on bbc news. i'll be back with the business briefing in just a few moments. thank you for your comments about coffee. there are a lot we will mention those as well. good morning. some some of you will be lucky to start the day with sunny spells, but once again, no pressure firmly in control of the weather story anchored to the north of scotland. that is where we will see most frequent heavy slow—moving showers yet again. today, west facing coasts will start with some showers so some best of early morning sunshine as we go through the afternoon, a brisk wind will drive showers further inland. with lighter winds in scotland, showers will be fairly slow—moving, heavy once again with the odd rumble of thunder. in terms of the feel of things, underneath those showers, temperatures will struggle, 15 or 16 degrees. we could
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see highs of 2a degrees. as we move out of wednesday, we will see low pressure drifting off into scandinavia. allowing a brief ridge of high pressure to build for thursday. thursday looks likely to bea dry thursday. thursday looks likely to be a dry day, relatively speaking. we can't rule out showers altogether. it could be one or two drifting across the far north of scotla nd drifting across the far north of scotland and maybe into the south—west by the end of the day. largely dry for many, a good day for being out and about and with the sunshine coming through. mid 20s for many of us. as we move out to the end of the day on thursday, another area of low pressure pushing from the south—west. an unusually deep area of low pressure for this time of year and the wind will be a feature as well. keep abreast of the forecast friday into saturday as a speu forecast friday into saturday as a spell of heavy rain and strong winds moves north and lingers in scotland and northern england and northern ireland for a time. wind strengthening as well. that is
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certainly worth bearing in mind if you are out and about as we see those wind strengths are starting to dustin those wind strengths are starting to dust in excess of a0 to 50 miles an hour. top temperatures, 16 degrees and the rain yet again. 23 in the south. friday and saturday, the low d rifts south. friday and saturday, the low drifts further north and it is actually on the southern flank of the low. that is where we see the strongest of the wind so it could be more of a feature on saturday evening, even if the rain eases away. if you have out of plans or travelling, keep abreast of the forecast. it could get rather nasty towards the weekend. take care.
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this is the business briefing. i'm sally bundock. the art of a deal. the uk's foreign minister dominic raab is in washington looking to secure a trade agreement with the united states. disney loses its magic, despite box office smash hits such as the avengers endgame — profits are lower as it pumps money into its streaming service. and on financial markets a bounce back on wall street brings some relief — but investors remain cautious with gold soaring to over $1,500 an ounce.


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