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welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is gavin grey. our top stories: a warning from merkel — the german chancellor says europe can no longer rely on the united states and britain. a second day of chaos for thousands of passengers with british airways. as computer failures continue. another brazilian leader under political pressure — thousands rally on the copacabana beach, to accuse president temer of massive corruption. no cannes do? joaquin phoenix walks off with a best actor prize at the film festival but has to apologise for his footwear. joaquin phoenix walks off with a best actor prize at the film festival but has
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to apologise for his footwear. hello. for decades germany has stood shoulder to shoulder with america and the uk. but in the wake of brexit and the election of donald trump, might that be about to change? the country's chancellor, angela merkel, has warned that europe can no longer completely depend on its old allies and that europeans had to take their destiny in their own hands. it follows a g7 summit that chancellor merkel called very difficult and unsatisfactory. caroline davies reports. a loud reception and a giant pretzel, angela merkel received a large warm welcome campaigning in munich but the german leader had less warm words for america and britain. translation: we must take oui’ britain. translation: we must take our fate into our hands. of course in friendship with the united states
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of america and great britain and as good neighbours were ever it is possible, also with other countries, even with russia we know we have to fight for ourfuture even with russia we know we have to fight for our future on our own and thatis fight for our future on our own and that is what i want to do together with you. unusually direct and passionate words from the chancellor, perhaps less of a surprise after the rather cool fewdays in the company of president trump. at the g7, the president would not say whether he would commit to the paris accord and reduce emissions. angela merkel was not impressed. the taye diggs gush and about climate was very difficult if not to say... some political commentators thought she may regret it. trump is still the president, a
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work in progress. we have to work for better days yet. merkel's relationship with barack obama was not perfect. there were allegations that the nsa had tapped her phones. but obama's rockstar welcome in berlin shows which president germany and its leader phil more comfortable with. under trump the gulf between the two countries is widening. the chancellor has for months until the german election. pro— europe might win friends at home beyond europe, it might not go down so well. thomas mann is resident scholar at the institute of governmental studies at the university of california, berkeley. thank you forjoining us. the
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reporter saying those words were direct and passionate from angela merkel. how do you describe is an? is refreshingly honest and tough—minded. i think the person who on your broadcast was quoted as saying president trump is a work in progress is of base. there has been no progress, no change, his behaviour in europe and throughout his trip, including to the middle east, was perfectly in character and it is not surprising that europeans are disturbed and, indeed, frightened by it. so are a majority
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of americans and i think if anything, angela merkel is seen by many, certainly foreign policy experts, is the dfat leader of the west right now. —— dfat do. trump obviously has the overwhelming resources of the us but he simply is incapable of leading it in a constructive manner. do you think president trump does not really care what the rest of europe thinks all make they do not matter all make his playing a dangerous game? he always plays a dangerous game. never underestimate his lack of knowledge or make interest in the issues of the day. he goes by his gut and instinct and he is very impressed by the story he has told in his
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campaign and his governing in spite of the overwhelmingly negative reaction. i think, frankly, of the overwhelmingly negative reaction. ithink, frankly, he of the overwhelmingly negative reaction. i think, frankly, he is concerned more about surviving as president than he is in leading the west and his views... no mention of article five of the nato contract and so want, offensive remarks... it is embarrassing for us and a think it was the perfect time for merkel to speak up. what you think of the inclusion of the uk is not being relied on any more? if i were you, i would not feel very comfortable about that. brexit has had certainly
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about that. brexit has had certainly a major impact now, especially on the leaders of the two countries who now form the centre of europe in the european union. i think britain, the uk, is going to have a hard way of that. it was a decision they were forced into and now they are suffering the consequences, as we are suffering the consequences of our 2016 election. thank you very much indeed forjoining us. great to be with you. the french president emmanuel macron says a much talked—about ultra—firm handshake he exchanged with with president trump at the nato summit, in brussels on thursday, was not an innocent gesture. mr macron said in a newspaper interview he wanted to show that france would not make little concessions,
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even symbolic ones. the new french president is promising tough talks in his first meeting with his russian counterpart, vladimir putin. his tea m counterpart, vladimir putin. his team has accused russia of interfering with his election campaign. british airways passengers have suffered a second day of chaos and disruption, as the airline struggled to restore service following a major it failure on saturday. more than one—third of flights departing from london heathrow were cancelled on sunday, leaving many passengers stranded. british airways says a normal service will run from gatwick and long service from heathrow. joe lynam reports for some ba customers, it had been a long, uncomfortable night. bleary passengers this morning, still hoping to catch their plane. even free bottles of water in a heavily congested at terminal 5 failed to cool some people's mood.
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it's just a lot of moving around, standing in lines and lack of information. i think it's too big that they don't know what to do with it. we've been in the line for about five hours, we have no idea how much longer we'll be here and we're getting no communication from the staff. sarah booth and herfamily should be on holiday in budapest. instead she is stuck having lunch at a pub near heathrow. she was told by ba to come to the airport, only to find the flight was cancelled. we only travelled based on the fact our fight was still running and we had been told by ba to make sure all flights were running, before we left home and we did that. you've come from? malvern in worcestershire and my sister and herfamily have come from folkestone in kent. ba passengers in rome have been told it might be tuesday before they get home. some travelled here by train from naples, after spending hours on a plane there yesterday that never took off. we've been booked on a flight
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from here to barcelona, and barcelona to london, but our barcelona fight has been and barcelona to london, but our barcelona flight has been delayed an hour and so we have 30 minutes to get the connecting flight in the hope we get back to london tonight. otherwise we've got to wait two days. as thousands of people waited in a packed heathrow, dozens of flights were cancelled and many more will not depart as the airline struggled to reset its global network after a major power failure. that, for some aviation insiders, is inexcusable. what seems remarkable is that there was no back—up system kicking in within minutes of the whole system failing. there wasn't even a third back—up. businesses of this size need systems backed up all the time. that's what passengers expect and rely on. but confusion still abounds. some passengers have been told their flight is cancelled on line and then get the exact opposite message when they call the airline to confirm. this problem looks set to persist for far more than just a few hours.
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a protest concert on copacabana beach in brazil has been attended by thousands calling for president michel temer to resign. he's embroiled in a corruption scandal with allegations he took millions of dollars in bribes. the bbc‘s katy watson was there. the weather here in rio is miserable but it is not stopping people coming out onto the streets to get their voices heard. the atmosphere was different from resilient, where protests erupted into violence, but the message is the same, carrying placards and waving flags, all saying that michael temer has to go. he is not a popular president but these last few weeks have been huge
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after ta pes these last few weeks have been huge after tapes were released earlier in the week. all this is upping the pressure for michael temer to go but he refuses to step down full lock the next few weeks are really important. in earlyjune, the electoral court will decide whether the 2011: electoral court will decide whether the 2014 election was valid if they do, michael temer will have to go. if it is any more drawn out, one thing is for certain, the anger will increase. the british security service, mi5, will carry out an inquiry into how it missed the danger posed by a suicide bomber who killed twenty—two people in an attack on a pop concert in manchester last monday. there have been claims that the authorities were repeatedly warned in advance that salman abedi could pose a threat. on sunday, the victims were remembered in church services and on the streets, as thousands of people took part in the great manchester run. our correspondent chris buckler reports from manchester. in the centre of manchester,
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tens of thousands ran in remembrance and in defiance. holding this race just days after a suicide bomb attack was, in itself, sending a message. it has been an exceptionally difficult week for everybody but greater manchester is saying we will get through it and go forward together. this simple act of gathering together after a bombing that left so many families grieving expressed a sentiment that only a few could find the words for. do something through courage and through pain. do something for someone that you care for. do something to help out with the cost. do something for someone that you're there for. do something for someone that you've lost. yet this attempt to return to normality exposed what has become, at least for
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the moment, the new normal. armed officers and extra security are now an obvious presence, here to offer reassurance, but they're also a reminder of what happened in manchester less than a week ago. yes, i was a bit nervous, i'm here with my husband. if anything else could have happened, you know. . .. i've got children at home, so i did think twice, i'm not going to lie but i'm here. bell tolls. people paid their respects all along the race route. and at services nearby in manchester cathedral. today we remember megan hurley, elaine mciver, courtney boyle, philip tron... there, the names of each one of the 22 people killed on monday were read out. chloe rutherford, liam curry... the family and friends of one
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of them, martyn hett, celebrated his life this evening in stockport. like so many others, they are trying to move on means remembering, not forgetting. that leaves manchester still in need of both support and reassurance. chris buckler, bbc news, manchester. stay with us. the 70th cannes film festival has ended with the coveted prize being won by a swedish film. in the biggest international sporting spectacle ever seen, up to 30 million people have taken part in sponsored athletic events to aid famine relief in africa. the first of what the makers of star wars hope will be thousands of queues started forming at 7am.
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taunting which led to scuffles, scuffles to fighting, fighting to full—scale riot as the liverpool fans broke out of their area and into the juve ntus enclosure. the belgian police had lost control. the whole world will mourn the tragic death of mr nehru today. he was the father of the indian people from the day of independence. the oprah winfrey show comes to an end after 25 years and more than 4500 episodes. the chat show has made her one of the richest people on the planet. geri halliwell, otherwise known as ginger spice, has announced she's left the spice girls. i don't believe it, she's the one with the bounce, the go, the girl power. not geri, why? this is bbc news. the latest headlines: the german chancellor, angela
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merkel, has warned that europe can no longer completely depend on the united states and britain following the election of donald trump and brexit. british airways says it intends to operate a full long—haul schedule from heathrow on monday along with a high proportion of its short—haul flights after a weekend of disruption caused by computerfailure. north korea appears to have launched another missile, which reportedly landed inside japan's exclusive economic zone. it's thought to have been fired from near the north korean coastal city of wonsan. japan has strongly condemned the launch. president trump has been notified of the move. bruce bennett is a defence analyst with the rand corporation and he joins us from los angeles. first of all, do we have any more knowledge on the type of missile that was fired and whether it was
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exactly the same as those conducted frankly over the last few weekends? the last few weekends have had longer range missiles, to, three, four, 5000 kilometres. this one had a short six minute flight time. that meant it is not as far. there was a new missile shown at the parade in april. that may be what it is. in particular, what purpose does this missile have for that short a range? the missile itself has fins. they are the missile itself has fins. they a re close the missile itself has fins. they are close to the end of the missile where you have the warhead. and that is the design for terminal guidance.
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it would be something that takes it close to the target. what does this tell us about the capability of north korea and the missiles that it has? well, it would appear that something like this missile has been tested several times, especially in the april timeframe. this failed. 0thers the april timeframe. this failed. others have succeeded. north korea ta kes others have succeeded. north korea takes time to get them to work. 0nce they do, we should be more concerned. this is very advanced. they are pushing across a wide range, making us wonder about why they are doing so much. the americans, the japanese, they have once again condemned the missile launch. south korea was taking a more conciliatory approach not that long ago, but that would now appear to be out of the window. it is very difficult for the south koreans to
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proceed. north korea has been not exactly proceed. north korea has been not exa ctly wo n proceed. north korea has been not exactly won a peaceful track. they have been defying the un security council, neighbouring countries telling them to stop this kind of provocation, umm, and, so, it makes it very difficult for the south korean government to do what it wa nts to korean government to do what it wants to do which is to work with north korea. from the rand corporation. thank you. thank you. let's go to the philippines, where government troops are battling to retake the southern city of marawi from rebels linked to the so—called islamic state group. while many residents have fled the city, 2,000 civilians are believed to be trapped. at least 19 civilians have been killed. 0ur south—east asia correspondent, jonathan head, has the latest. this has proven to be a much tougher fight than the government expected. gunfire. soldiers from the philippines armed forces are trying to move forward to recapture parts
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of marawi, but they have to be careful and slow. the insurgents are well—armed. they positioned snipers in buildings across the city. at times, the government has used airstrikes to try to dislodge them. until recently, over the past year they have been effective in fighting they have been effective in fighting the military. they have links to jihadists in neighbouring countries and count themselves an ally of the so—called islamic state in syria. these people fled the fighting this weekend. most of the population of marawi has already been displaced to be some of them watched as the insurgents took over their city. translation: it was terrifying. they we re translation: it was terrifying. they were so young and so heavily armed. the death toll is rising. not all casualties are from battle. the bodies of eight men were found here,
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the road into a ravine. they had been shot in the head, their hands we re been shot in the head, their hands were tied. the group of unlucky workers who are believed to have run into an insurgent checkpoint at night. thousands more of the residence of marawi still don't know when they can go home. this is an embarrassment for president duterte, a native of the area who had promised to bring peace to the island. he has now brought about martial law. others are talking tough. there is a convoluted conflict which has lasted for half a century. jonathan head, bbc news, bangkok. hundreds of demonstrators have blocked the main streets in the centre of the moroccan capital, rabat, in support of the protests taking place in the north of the country that have been growing in intensity
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since late last year. tension has been high since friday when violence broke out in the town of al—hoceima as police tried to arrest a well—known activist when he interrupted a prayer ceremony at a local mosque. russia has entered the highly competitive air travel market by launching its first post—soviet mainline commercial aircraft. the ms—21, which hasjust completed its maiden flight, will be going head—to—head with the popular boeing 737 and airbus a320. analysts say russia is keen to rejuvenate industrial production, as it feels the squeeze of western sanctions over ukraine. and japan has a history maker in motor sport. takuma sato has become the first person from his country to win the indianapolis 500 race. he took the lead with just five laps to go to deny the brazilian, helio castroneves, a record equalling fourth win. sato, who spent seven seasons as a formula one driver before switching, called the win unbelievable. the 70th cannes film festival has drawn to a close with the coveted palme d'or being won
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by swedish film, the square. germany's diane kruger was named best actress, while hollywood star, joaquin phoenix, won the prize for best actor. the bbc‘s tim allman reports. the cannes film festival is a place where celebrity meets art and creativity. film is taken very seriously. the square. that makes this year's winner of the palm the all such a surprise. —— palm d'or. a swedish comedy has made an upset. the director is thrilled. it is fantastic. i am so happy they chose a film dealing with this kind of content. and, yeah, we and to do a funny movie that dealt with important questions at the same time. —— aimed. i am important questions at the same time. —— aimed. iam happy they chose this. the square, a satire
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about a be asked and which went awry, talking about the dictatorship of political correctness. —— pr stu nt. of political correctness. —— pr stunt. other winners were diane kruger, who played a woman tried to put her life back together after her family were killed in a bomb attack in the fade. joaquin phoenix looked stunned when he was given best actor for his role as a hitman. he apologised for his clothes. his shoes were sent home in a mistake. another year goes by honouring the art of filmmaking. not so much the wrong trousers, the wrong shoes! this is bbc news.
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this is the shape of things to come rather than what we saw for many at least during the course of sunday which was a decent enough day for many. weather watchers were out in force once again. it cleared up in southern parts through the afternoon and on into the evening. that came as we began to see the first signs of very humid air coming out of france across the channel up into the southern part of the british isles. later in the day, thunder storm is brewing up in the south of france. some will go overnight into the southern half of britain. very muggy. something more fresh and to the northern parts of scotland where it will start dry on monday. that will not last all day because there isa will not last all day because there is a general progression of the cloud and rain from the north of england and northern ireland ever further north into scotland. by the middle part of the day there will be some brightness just about holding
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on. and then down across the murray serve as well. further south than that, murky. drizzly rain. the odd burst in northern ireland. it will be there to be had in the north of england and down into wales. somewhat drier conditions in the south. a very close feeling. a bit of brightness will bring higher temperatures in the afternoon. but it may also spawned some showers in east anglia and the south—east. out towards the west and down the south—west of england that we may well see some very violent thunderstorms. with some sunshine, you could add 4— five degrees in cardiff and over into the london area. through the evening, a migration of thunderstorms if they do break out ever further towards the east. all the while, something dangerous coming out of france pushing north on the breeze. cloud
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and rain is there to be had all the while across northern scotland. even as we start tuesday. we have been between two weather systems. a lot of cloud hanging on in the north of scotland. murky conditions. through the day, the weather front will push smartly through northern ireland, bringing rain to scotland, going through the north and west of england and down in the wales. it would take a long time before it gets down to the far south—eastern corner. once that is a way, pressure builds in. wednesday is looking glorious with some very pleasant spring sunshine. please take care. goodbye for now. this is bbc news, the headlines: angela merkel, has warned that europe can no longer depend on the united states and britain, following the election of president trump and brexit. speaking at an election rally, the german chancellor said europeans must take their destiny into their own hands, while remaining friends with america and the uk.
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british airways says it intends to operate a full schedule of long—haulflights and a high proportion of its short—haul programme from heathrow on monday, after a weekend of disruption caused by a computer failure. it says all flights will run from gatwick as normal. thousands of people have rallied in rio dejaneiro, calling on brazil's president to step down over allegations of corruption. a supreme court investigation has released testimony alleging that michel temer took millions of dollars in bribes, and a number of parties have left his governing coalition. civilians are being hit hardest in the iraqi city of mosul,
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