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[applause] >> and now, "bbc world news." "b jane: this i world news america." reporting from washington, i am enne o'brien. trade tensions bethe u.s. and china rock the markets. the dow drops 470 points ahead of key talks. freedom at last. urter more than 500 days in jail, two reuters lists in myanmar are reunited with their loved ones. and the royal family reacts to its newest member. prince william tells harry, welcome to the club. prince williami'm very pleased to welcome my brother to the sleep deprivation society that parenting.
ne: welcome to our viewers on public television in around the globe. the markets took a beating today on renewed fears that the u.s. rdd china may be headed to a full-blown trade war. the ripples started sunday when president trump tweeted a threat eto raise tariffs on chin goods. that would added pressure on -- that put added pressure on talks due to start in washington tomorrow with high-level officials wi beijing. today the dow dropped 470 points on the uncertainty. a brief time ago i spoke to sudeep reddy of politico. thank you for joining me. we are used to volatility. how serious is this? sudeep: this looks like it could become serious. it is not yet serious. dropping a percentage point or two in the stock market used to not be a big deal. but the stock market is so high right now, investors have done
very well in recent years, that when you drop a couple of percentage points, the numbers looked pretty big. what is a little unusual is that we have seen a relatively gooder economy he last couple of years and especially in recent months, and we saw it over the -- we thoughtver the last four months that we had gotten out of a very serious period of volatility tied to the federal reserve raising interest rates and other tensions. when thimoment comes up and investors start to get worried, they wonder this is the time to walk away. you are starting to see that. they are going to take the time with it. jane: is this all because of the trade talks and donald trump's that of tariffs, or is there something else going sudeep:hi a couple ofs have been running at the same time. one is the general feeling that the economy has done well and we are about to go into a milestone of having the longest u.s. expansion on record.
that is really important to be when investors see things going a little too well and people see things on the upswing, they start to wonder if they have gotten a little too good. yo tsee a lot of ipo's stock market. you see some frothy valuations for tech companies. those are telltale signs tha maybe things have gotten a little out of control. inn trade tensions, and the president throwing uncertainty in the mix, and you have investors waking up a little. jane: what do the markets want? what do investors need to see? sesudeep: investors want t stability. they want to see that the economy is not going to face a elock. that is the most lcause of recession, a shock. it is not necessarily an economic expansion dying of old age. it is something in the world that shakes the confidence of .usinesses and consumers and
makes them pull ba in the case of a trade fight, escalating trade tensions between the two largest economies in the world can get pretty ugly, particularly when it is this fiercand they feel like they have to save face and defend their honor and their economies at the same time. that is partly what is at stake here, where investors are wondering whether this will be entirely rational action driving this or whether the politics have gotten too heated. obviously, with the underlying economy that is pretty solid right now, politicians feel like ey have a little bit mor wiggle room in the united states to play tough with an economy like china that might have a little less wiggle room. jane: sudeep reddy, thank you for joining me. sudeep: thanks, jane. two reuters journalists jailed i have been set free.s wa lone and kyaw soe oo had been investigating the murders of
rohingya muslims when they were detained and sentenced to several years in jai reuters maintained they never committed any crime, and today's release came as part of a presidential amnesty that saw thousands of prisoners go free. keour correspondent nick bas there when the journalists were freed. nick: they have endured 500 days in prison for exposing a massacre. now, freedom. the outside world hailed them as heroes, but myanmar jailed them thas traitors. treatment of wa lone and kyaw soe oo gained global media attention. the journalists in prison for doing their job. just a word in english, please? >> i'm really happy now. i want to thank you for everne whhelped us inside in the prison and also around the worlse people wishing to relea us. i want to say thank you very much. i'm really happy to see my family a my colleagues. i can't wait to go in my newsroom n.
nick: th was the story they were covering, the rohingya crisis. their investigation forced myanmar'army to admit they murdered 10 rohingya men in the western state of rakhine. but the journalistwere jailed as enemies of the state. this has been a traumatitime for the friends and family of the two reporters, but it has also had a chilling effect on fellow journalists in myanmar, and it also has raised big questions about the directionsa that aung suu kyi is taking the country. the nobel peace prize winner's government has been accused of targeting other journalists as well as democracy activists. until now, all internaonal pressure to release the reuters ir has been resisted. minister, just a word for the bbc? why have you decided to free wa lone andyaw soe oo? we got no explanation from this government minister. is this an admission that these two committed no crime? this british advisor to aung san
suu kyi is being cdited for securing the pardon. he believes it could mark a turning point in myanmar's relations with the west. >> what i've learned from all of this is dialogue works. if we are to help, we need toth engage witinternational community, the myanmar government, to bring peace and prosperity. nick: tonight the joursts who inadvertently became global icons of press freedom finally embraced once again the roles aney had been denied, husb and fathers. nick beake, bbc ne. jane: let's have a look at the day's other news. ms. secretary of statee pompeo has visited baghdad on an unannounced trip. siraqi governmerces said he met iraq's prime minister an
. yet canceled a visit to germany hours before he was due to meet chancellor merkel because of what were called pressing issues. german authorities have find it -- fined porsche nearly $6,000 er the diesel emissions scandal. prosecutors said that the company had been negligent 2009 -- negligent from 2009 by failing to ensure that nitrogen oxide emissions did not reach -- breach regulations. porsche said it would not appeal the penalty. georgia has become the sixth u.s. state to ban abortion after six weeks of preancy. it is the point when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, alough woman and not be aware she is pregnant. civil rights groups says it counters s long-standingreme court president and they will mount a legal old whenh was 10 years came across a gun in his parents' bedroom in fort lauderdale, florida. trs curiosity got the better of him, and tragedyk.
yes and i was shot and -- he accidentally shot and killed his younger sister. decades ago, but these types of unintentional shootings remain all too common in the u.s. 4.6 million kids live in households with access to loaded guns. three out of four know where the firearmsre kept. here is his story. >> the last image i have is my sister dying on my lap. i shot her. it is definitely an image i will never get out of my head eve30 years later. i still remember it all like it was yesterday.un e 5, 1989. >> my sister is choking. >> she is choking? >> she is dead. >> she's dead? >> yes, please get my mom and dad. oh, my god! the night before the accident, there was a robbery in the area.
my dad had got the gun out and loaded it. >> it was my father-in-law's, mother-in-law's gun. they gave it to my husband to get rid of. the dogs were going crazy. >> after talking to police ficers in the area -- >> he put the gun in theoor and went back to bed. >> the next day i got home. >> always came home five minutes before me. >> i was looking for my video games. >> for whatever reason he looked at our drawer. >> instead of the video games, i found my dad's gun. folded out, and figured like any other toy gun, i would play with it. >> because he is left-handed, he swung the gun towards the window. >> my sister got freaked out and was running out of the >> ran between him -- >> just as the gun went off. >> perfect shot. by the time i t home, police were everywhere. it happened so quickly. accidents happen quickly. >> i remember wanting to go to a
school to get back to normal in some way. it was more everybody else trying to deal with what i had just dealt with.>> eople were sympathetic at first. there was a spotlight on us for sure. itcaasn't really people ring siout it, it was more they wanted us to pick . i had a nobody to be angry at. i had a 10-year-old little boy. there was an accident. some people asked, did you do it -- did he do it on purse? no. you see all the pictures of them together, they always had their armsround each other. he protected her. that was the hardest part, people voicing their opinions about stuff they didn't know about.
>> once i got into my teenar it was rough. i had all this guilt. i got very self-destructive,ve stealing whenei could. once drugs got into the picture, i just ran with that. just using way too much. once i found out i was going to be a father, that opened my eyes that i had tbe not only responsible for myself, but i was responsible for another life now. after i got out of rehab and started my road to recovery, the beach i found was a very serene place. i would go there early enoughwh e there was no people there. i had the pleasure of watching so many sunrises and seeing theu beausky. ito definitely connected me her. s there is always going to be curiosity with kd guns
, so to hav the first place is pushing their curiosity button. it happened in a millisecond, and it changes your life forever. years, stillter 30 a heartbreaking story. you are watching "bbc world news america." still to come on tonight's program, going head-to-head. the white house digs in as democrats in congress threaten legal action.et much anyone who is anyone in the world of showbiz, sport, 10 fashion, was at the fundraising gala at the metropolitan. this ye's theme was camp, and among the attendees were cardi b and lady gaga. nada tawfik reports. nada: the met gala always
delivers over the top looks. this year's theme, celebration of t cap athletic, inspired some of the most extravagant -- campth aesic they do, inspired some of the most extravagant styles yet. lady gaga stole the spotlight early on. she took her time unveiling a total of 4 different outfits. a the steps, she gave theatrical performance was a lady gaga was the first to arrive. she is the cochair of this year's gala and does seem was arguably made for her. she set the bar high. hane understood camp better others. katy perry wore a chandelier. >> camp is the art of digging extra. i love that the term is getting respect again because people ve used it for a very long time as overjoyed of, and so it claiming thee wonder of it. nada:a others goash course
in preparation. >> honestly, i didn't know what it meant. ig thought it meant walk shorts and a t-shirt. when they broke it down for me, i went, ok. nada: black and metallic zigzag suit took hourto make. >> i just love diamonds. they say that diamonds are a woman's best friend. it can be anyone's best friend. nada: this year's playfu theme made for a lighthearted red carpet. camp means anything goes, and the bigger the better. jane: now to the latest twist in washington's battle over the mueller report. today the white house instructed former counsel don mcgahn thatul he snot comply with a subpoena by the house judiciary committee because the documents they want fall under executive privilege. for more i spoke to ron
christie, former adviser to george w. bush. these are equal branches of government. who is going to have to give? ron: good evening to you, jane. ultimately congress will have to cede to the executive branch here. what the democrats in congress are looking for is the full unredacted report from the special cosel. we have federal rules of criminal procedure that say you cannot release grand jury testimony. that is what attorney general ther has been saying t democrats, we can't because it is illegal under the law for the united states to give you this testimony, so we are not going to do it. ultimately this will go to the courts. if they cannot find a way to get through this impasse, the executive branch will win. jane: this is not just about the mueller report. this is about william barr, the attorney general, his behavior, the release of donald trump's tax returns.s where does td? doesn't to the congress have
oversight over things like this? ron: congress has a legitimate oversight role. i worked on capitol hill for nely nine years and we wou frequently subpoena documents from the opposing party and the administration if veey would not s legitimate information. if you look at the treasury department, the're looking for all of donald trump's tax records. youno the irs actually has those tax records, soio the n that congress should be subpoenaing the treasury irspartme something the has, many lawyers feel that is not a legitimate oversight role and they are just fishing. of course, democrats see it differently. jane: they do, and nancy pelosio says thald trump's g democratss goadin into impeaching him for instruction. does she have a and is that a trap? nn: well, she has a point the sense that in our constitution, what constitutes a high crime and misdemeanor is a particularly political question.
if donald trump is being seen by the democrats as being belligerent, you could make the argument that he is goading the democrats into impeaching him because they believe he is acting in such a way that it constitutes a high crime and misdemeanor. but the white housrecognizes it is not a legaler barit is a political one, and it will go back and forth until the november election next year. jane: the polls keep telling us that the american public are fed up with all of this and theynt o move on. who is going to suffer most politically if it does drag on? ron: i think it is pox on r th thuses. the house of representatives elected a lot of members in conservative and moderate districts that could swing backg to t. course, if donald tru does not clean up his act in the ntite house, he could alienate a lot of indepen voters which propelled him to victory in the first place. it is toearly to say who is winning and who is losing, but the american electorate wants them to get to work ad stop fighti focus on the issues they were elected to do.
jane: ron christie, thank you fojoining me. ron: pleasure. jane: from the u.s. to south go to theere voters polls in the country's six democratic election since nelson lamandela became the first president in 1994. the party he tsut is under pr because of corruption. fergal keane reports from the campaign trail. gal: south africa's tourist playground is a political battleground. the party of mandela is fighting a bittertr sgle in the midst of a presidential election. , this manpresident cyril ramaphosa,om is ing to clear out endemic corruption in the day, stop the president's a tourism conference, and the national anthem of a people nging for moral revolution. ramaphosa humorously reminding them whose legacy is claiming.
sa: i thought i ould wear a mandiba shirt, and they said no, wear suits and look presidential. fergal: from oppose it is in a hurry -- ramaphosa is in a hurry to undo a system of corruption. workers protest over anc misrule. ssacroouth africa, there is was stolen.at billions have been lost in o bribes paid twp officials. lucrative tenders, profits from state enterprises, handed to cronies of the former president jacob zuma. all this with unemployment running at 27% and and deepening disillusionhent in a slum they wait for jobs and proper homes. runs ar of three
roadsi stall. how long have you lived here? >> 20 years now. fergal: 20 years? >> yeah. fergal: 2years you have lived here? will you ever get out of here? >> [laughter] fergal:ac a longtime anvist here quit in disgust over the growing corruption. >> couption is when you see the conditions getting more worse. we blame the government because they are supposed to be responsie. fergal: the anc can still rally the crowd, and is expected to win, but has lost the support of more radical aernatives. when president ramaphosa arrived, i put to him the question i heard from numerous
south africans. can you save this country from corruption? pres. ramaphosa: the anc will win the election. and we will proceed with the renewal. read purge renewal, and prosecutions. loom who's leading the ing party to see mr. ramaphosa's challenge. the mayodenies numerous legations of corruption against her. this official was rced to deny he ordered the killing of a party comrade. popularity. losing he has promised to defeat corruption. [indiscernible] winning the election may be the least of his battles. fergal keane, bbc news.
jane: members of the royal family have welcomed the arrival si baby sussex, their first public appearance his birth. at the same time, congratulations continue to flood in. our royacorrespondent nicholas witchell reports. nicholas: the message from far and wide, congratulations. relayed at windsor castle to the queen, accompanied by the duke of edinburght an official lunch. the dinner in berli prince of wales, speaking in german, said he was pleased to be there as the grandfathe new grandson. from the duke and duchess of cambridge -- prince william: i am pleased to welcome my brother to the sleep deprivation party that is no, i wish him all the best. i hope that the nexanfew days theyettle down and enjoy having enew form and
joys that come with that. nicholas: outside windsor castle, the stalwarts who love nithese events were entert tourists and the media. all that was missing was a sight of the sussexes and their son. that will have to wait. harry and meghan remain determined that this is one event over which they want to have control that is the determination to -- that determination to control the message has yielded several, well, oddities. it appears that baby sussex was not bornyo at home as everne was led to believe, but at this exclusive private hospital in central london. whether that was harry and meghan's plan all along is unclear. but the baby's place of birth has to be recorded on its birth certificate. now what the sussexes may feel they need is a lullaby. this is the kingdom chich sang at their wedding, singing now as britain welcomes an anglo american baby of mixed race as thlatest member of its roy family. nicholas witchell, bbc news.
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