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a very warm welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is mike embley. our top stories: storm clouds gather as president trump withdraws the united states from the paris accord on climate change. so we're getting out. but we will start to negotiate, and we will see if we can make a deal that's fair. from within the us and around the world, widespread condemnation. climate experts warn of deadly consequences for the environment. oh my god you guys! i can hear gunshots! oh my god! police in the philippines say a gunman who attacked a crowded casino in manila has killed himself. hello. world leaders have reacted with alarm to president trump's announcement that he's pulling out of the paris accord — the biggest international agreement ever drawn up to combat climate change.
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it was signed by 195 nations. the us is the world's biggest polluter per head of population. until now, it's also been the largest donor and supporter of other countries struggling with the impact of a rapidly warming planet. mr trump said the treaty imposed unfair economic burdens on the us. nick bryant reports. the white house rose garden — the most fragrant of settings what environmentalists will see as a toxic decision. in order to fulfil my solemn duty to protect america and its citizens, the united states will withdraw from the paris climate accord. applause. he slammed this global agreement,
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a legacy of his predecessor, barack obama, claiming it gave china and other countries and unfair competitive advantage and penalised american workers. thank you. thank you. from its first word to its last, this was an america first address. this agreement is less about the climate and more about other countries gaining a financial advantage over the united states. the rest of the world applauded when we signed the paris agreement. they went wild. they were so happy. for the simple reason that it put our country, the united states of america, which we all love, at a very, very big economic disadvantage. at what point does america get demeaned? at what point do they start laughing at us as a country? we want fair treatment for its citizens and we want fair treatment for our taxpayers.
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we don't want other leaders and other countries laughing at us any more. and they won't be. they won't be. i was elected to represent the citizens of pittsburgh, not paris. for donald trump, it is all about the art of the deal. and he has said that he wants to negotiate a better one for america. he didn't seem that worried if the rest of the world doesn't agree to one. in negotiations to re—enter either the paris accord or a really entirely new transaction, on terms that are fair to the united states, its businesses, its workers, its people, its taxpayers... so we're getting out. but we will start to negotiate, and we will see if we can make a deal that is fair.
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and if we can, that's great. and if we can't, that is fine. climate change is an american problem, too. just visit florida, a picturesque frontline in the wall against pollution. floating and rising sea levels risk to turn it into a modern day atla ntis to turn it into a modern day atlantis in miami. it is a city submerged by water. even on sunny days, it can get inundated because seasonal king tides bring the ocean to people's doorsteps. further up the coast is mar—a—lago, the president's luxury estate. it is estimated that over the coming decades a quarter of it could be under water. miami beach is going to disappear. no wonder local residents like this are so alarmed. our president thinks it is a hoax, a chinese hoax. i can't believe it. i live in the middle of climate change every day. we are so affected here.
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how dare the leader of this great country say it doesn't exist? travel to the midwest coal and rust belt and you get a different view. amongst many working class supporters of donald trump, the paris agreement is seen as a killer of americanjobs. but ahead had further west to california, a state at the forefront of green issues in america, and you'll find a democratic governor that has promised to conduct his own negotiations with president xijinping. trump has gone awol, absent without leave, and california will work with president xijinping to do what we can to offset the negative pathway taken by donald trump. this is a decision with enormous poetry and geopolitical importance. critics will claim that america has abdicated leadership on arguably the world's biggest problem. nick bryant, bbc news.
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there was immediate and widespread condemnation. a statement from the european union called it a sad day for the world. the german, italian, and french governments denied any suggestion the deal could be renegotiated. a statement from the european union called it a sad day for the world. the german, italian and french governments denied any suggestion -- translation: under no circumstances will we renegotiate a less ambitious agreement. france is calling on all countries who are signatories to remain within the paris agreement, to be worthy of our responsibilities, and to give nothing up. to all the scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and responsible citizens disappointed by the united states‘ decision, i want to say this: you will find a second home in france. come here and work with us.
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work on concrete solutions for the environment. tonight, the united states has turned its back on the world, but france will not turn its back on its citizens. we arejoined by we are joined by kevin we arejoined by kevin rudd. we are joined by kevin rudd. what do you think of all this? i think it is a disaster feared the united states and for the planet. i think where we go now is the rural question. i can go now is the rural question. i can go global leadership, we'll be looking to see this new triumvirate, i hope, between a man u macron of france, angela merkel of germany, and xijinping of china. and this will have to be leadership to action. but apart from that, i think also here in the united states, which is the world's second largest emitter of greenhouse gases, responsibility will now fall to state governors, municipal governments, and here is the interesting one: to corporations as
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well. and shareholders are saying to these corporate leaders that they will not invest if your company is engaged in climate damaging babies in the future. irrespective of what us government policy might be. in the future. irrespective of what us government policy might befl american cities have me is that now say they will meet the agreements under the accord. what chance of this saving american jobs? as under the accord. what chance of this saving americanjobs? as i understand, it is not the paris climate accord, or green measures, that are killing the coal industry, but elements of the market, such as cheaper energy that happens to be greener? it is read economics to think the paris agreement has led to the level of employment impact that has been much reported across the coal mining states of america. goodness sake, i come from queensland in australia, we are one of the largest coalmining centres in
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the world. what is treading the future viability of coal? shell gas, and renewables. —— for goodness' sake. people are moving in that way in the first place. —— shale. so the thought that there will be a cold renaissance as the result of the withdrawal is just as wrong. what think of those who accept the science of climate change, but think that the climate accord was too little too late, and the effect is already being felt and will be for generations to come, and that there is very little we can do. a catastrophe is coming our way, anyway. do you know some in? i have anyway. do you know some in? i have a little sympathy for that argument —— i might have had a little sympathy for that argument a decade ago before china and india were on board. the big seachange here in
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global geopolitics is when china changed its position and we saw that reflected in paris. to me, this is a total irony. i was in copenhagen at the conference before paris, representing australia with president obama, try to bring the chinese on—board. president obama, try to bring the chinese on—boa rd. what president obama, try to bring the chinese on—board. what president obama did was what ended in paris. for the future, when you have a 30% country, that is china being responsible for 30% of greenhouse gas emissions in the world, and with their leadership saying they will now provide global leadership, that does not mean it is too late, at all. if china acts, the european union axe, in the act, you are then looking for over 50% of global emissions. and if there are then corporations in the us that will change things on the ground, whatever their politics might be, i still say that the plant has hope. how do you sell this to donald trump's supporters who might be watching now. they say there are
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trillions of dollars —— you might say there are trillions of dollars and renewables, and they might improve the quality of life, but it does not look at if you are a coalminer. had he reconcile the economic concerns of americans in the midwest with people in florida threatened by it rising sea levels? when you come to coalmining areas, the bottomline is that none of these resources last for ever, nor do they last in particular areas, even. that is the history of mining so far. i come from one of the biggest mining countries in the world. with the biggest mining corporation. but guess what? which age is the obligation for government, federal and state, to work with local communities to retrain and we deploy people into new lifestyles and new opportunities. it takes creativity of the ground to do that. and the helping hand of government and corporations to point people in the directive new industries. —— coal.
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to hold onto le keqiang and two —— to hold onto coal and they will be with us for all the years to come is to plan of science. if they proceed with the draw, it could take years. it could possibly be reversed by a future american president. it could possibly be reversed by a future american presidentlj it could possibly be reversed by a future american president. i think thatis future american president. i think that is where we need to see the american people and american corporations marching with their feet over the next 304 years. and there is eight good tactical opportunity. in the negotiation of the text in paris, there are two provisions that we should pay attention to. —— 3—4 years. one says that no party can withdraw from the paris agreement within a three—year period, and once that three years is up, there must then be a 12 month period of formal disengagement. that brings us through to november, i
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think, of 2019, orthereabouts, 2020. and then we are on the cusp of a new election. as a moral question for the next us national elections is for people worried about storm intensity, the extreme weather events, as well as intensifying drought, they should mutter their feet and without it. —— a seminal question. this affects the next generation of americans and people around the world. kevin rudd, thank you forjoining us. for many, climate change is the most important issue based on the planet. we have more in it to us. —— we have more on it to come. 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
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of star wars hope will be thousands of queues started forming at 7am. 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 11,500 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. ahhhhh! 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: president trump says he's pulling the united states out of the paris climate accord, calling it an unfair agreement
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that would cost millions of americanjobs. the announcement draws widespread condemnation within the us and around the world. barack obama says the us is rejecting the future. on the line, fiji ‘s prime minister and cop 23, for climate change. thank you for your time. what if you would to an american coalminer in the midwest, what does it mean to you and your people? prime minister, can you hear us? i think we have lost the fijian prime minister. he has quite vivid things to say about what exactly is going on in fiji.
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can you hear me? i am sorry, at the moment we are not getting through. we will come back in just a second when we get the communications up and running. the former american secretary of statejohn kerry — took the lead on the paris agreement. this is what he had to say to the bbc‘s katty kay. well, i think it was an extraordinary moment of self—destruction by the president of the united states on behalf of his country. it was fake news in the president was not direct, was not truthful about what was said about the treaty, the agreement not a treaty. rather than putting america first i think he has put america last, in line with syria and nicaragua. nicaragua wanted to do more than what the agreement did. this is an agreement in which no
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other country has required the united states to do anything. this isa united states to do anything. this is a voluntary agreement. every country designs at its own programme and the president could have simply changed the programme. he had that right, he did not have to pull out and it pulled out because he is appealing to a narrow ideological base at the expense of the interests of america, together with china led people to china, led in paris and help come to an agreement which the world need to do a lot more on the even paris. it is a fundamental failure and will be judged historically is one of the most destructive moves made by a president of the united states and the trees within the next few days will come out. let's try once bought
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to speak to the fijian prime minister, the incoming president of cop 23, can you hear me? yes, i can hear you. president trump says the paris accord is unfair, that it allows other countries to take advantage of the us while not imposing meaningful limits on other big polluters. imagine for a moment you are not talking to me, if you would, you are talking to a coalminer in the midwest. what does it mean to you right now?|j coalminer in the midwest. what does it mean to you right now? i would like to tell the coalminer that in the last couple of years, we had how we can to coming through. the last one was supposedly the biggest harry kane to strike the pacific ——
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hurricane. it took out of a third of ourgdp. we are hurricane. it took out of a third of our gdp. we are still recovering and rebuilding. it will take a while before we get back to where we were before. you are in no doubt the climate is getting worse and weirder, as the scientists say, because of human activity? yes, we have relocated three villages to higher ground. 23 villages have been relocated. what does mr trump 's decision mean to you and your country? as i said, very disappointing, very disappointing for the south pacific nations. we
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are dependent on security provided by the united states of america but a p pa re ntly by the united states of america but apparently they have done about turn. ——a back turned. i say it is a setback not a defeat. the setback he can setback not a defeat. the setback he ca n recover setback not a defeat. the setback he can recover from quickly... setback not a defeat. the setback he can recoverfrom quickly... every global leader knows and agrees with the paris agreement. apart from being the world ‘s biggest polluter per head of population, it is also the biggest donor and support to other countries in their effort to limit climate change. it also provides satellite to monitor climate change. what are the ways around these, how do you hope to advance? for a start, every global
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leader with the exception of president trump is intent on pushing this agenda forward. when i was in china, two weeks ago, and in germany last week, i met the leaders of china and austria and germany and they are all committed to seeing this through. the potential loss of one player, even a star player, is not the end of the game. we must continue. many chinese people suffering badly with pollution and getting cross with a government. do you expect china to now become the world leader on this issue? yes. at least the chinese leadership have committed themselves to continue with the paris agreement, unlike donald trump. prime minister, thank
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you very much for giving us your time. thank you very much. much more reaction to president trump's decision and more details on the science of climate change and the paris accord on our website. security forces in the philippines say they are now in control of a casino in manila which was attacked by a gunman. heavily armed police were deployed to resorts world manila shortly after midnight local time. they now say the attack appears to be a robbery — the authorities say the gunman is dead. sarah corker has the latest. screaming. as gunshots ring out, chaotic scenes of panic. hundreds of guests and employees run for safety from this popular entertainment complex in manila. gunshots. what they heard was that the sound of a gunmen bursting into the nearby casino, firing an assault rifle, then setting fire to gaming tables, police said.
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one person in a nearby building filmed the incident from her balcony, early on friday morning. gunshots. oh, my god, you guys, i can hear gunshots. oh, my god. gunshots. right behind resorts world. and you can see there's smake and there's gunshots and people are shooting at each other. the police chief said the gunmen had filled a bag with casino gambling chips, so the motive was robbery rather than terrorism. shots were not aimed at people, he said. swat teams were seen entering the complex, which includes hotels, bars and a casino. at the moment we only know of one suspect. the affiliation, the identity, is not known at this time. the resort was put on lockdown and after a search lasting more than four hours, police later confirmed the gunman had killed himself. this incident comes
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as the philippines has been on heightened alert amid a crisis in the south of the country, where troops have been battling islamist rebels. president duterte declared martial law on the island of mindanao, last week. back in manila, police said the only injuries to guests were from smoke inhalation or those hurt in the stampede to escape. the complex, one of the country's biggest hotel resorts, says it will now be reviewing its security, after this incident. sarah corker, bbc news. let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news the white house says president trump has decided to delay moving the us embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem to improve the chances of negotiating a peace deal between israel and the palestinians. israel said it was disappointed but spoke positively of mr trump's expression of friendship to israel and commitment to moving the embassy in the future. the former fbi director,
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james comey, is to testify next thursday before a us congressional panel investigating allegations of russian interference in last year's presidential election. mr comey, who was fired by the president last month, is expected to confirm that he'd come under pressure from mr trump to drop the fbi's investigation into his then national security adviser, michael flynn. a car has exploded in the centre of the eastern saudi arabian city of qatif. local media sources say that two people in the car were killed. the vehicle is reported to have contained ammunition and explosives. qatif is largely shia, a minority in mainly sunni saudi arabia. there's been sporadic violence there for years as shia activists clash with the security forces. that's it for now. thank you for watching. good morning. it feels as though it has been a week of extremes — extreme heat, thunderstorms, even some rain.
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now, as we move towards the weekend, things aren't quite as extreme but nevertheless it will be a case of sunny spells and scattered showers. but certainly it will feel noticeably fresher out there. good news if it has been too hot and humid. the reason being, this bass clef swirld of cloud that arrived during thursday — it's a weather front and once it moves through it is going to introduce slightly fresher air from the west. it brought a change on thursday. in the north—west only 15 degrees. in the south—east we saw highs of 26. it stays pretty humid into the south—east corner. but that weather front will start to push further inland through the day today. it will weakene as it moves out of scotland, it will weaken as it moves out of scotland, down through the peaks and pennines, towards the south coast. a band of cloud here. behind it somewhat brighter conditions. in actual fact, it will probably be a better day for scotland and northern ireland, particuallrly in comparison to yesterday. and we'll ee temperatures a little higher — 18 or 19 degrees on thursday. sunny spells across northern england.
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not a bad day through the peaks, down into the midlands over into wales,a 5 you can see. into wales, as you can see. it will be largely dry and we'll see highs of arounf 19 or 20. now, ahead of that front, we could see 26 or 27 for a time and that could spark off some dramatic thundery downpours. once that front clears through, we will start to feel the benefits — the fresher air moving in. if it's been too hot and humid, you'll be happier with this story. it means that overnight, friday into saturday morning, we will probably see those temperatures around 9—15 degrees. a little bit more comfortable for sleeping and a better start to oursaturday. it's not going to be a bad start to saturday. generally speaking, relatively quiet but we have these weather fronts pushing in from the atlantic, just enhancing the potential for more showers out to the north and west. so we start off largely fine and dry, showers into northern irela ns, scotland and maybe one or two across western coastal fringes on saturday. but in the sunshine it will still feel pleasant enough.
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yes, a little bit fresher, 20—21 degrees in the south—east asa maximum. temperatures further north at around mid—high teens, let's say. sunday, a similar story but there is the potential for perhaps more organised showers to the south—west. we'll need to keep an eye on that. but sunny spells, scattered showers and feeling just that little bit fresher. as we go into monday, gardners and growers take note, there's the potential for england and wales to see a band of more heavier organised rain arriving and that may come as welcome news. the latest headlines view on bbc news: —— foryou. president trump is withdrawing the united states from the paris accord on climate change, signed by 195 nations. he called it an unfair agreement that would cost millions of americanjobs. he said he was prepared to negotiate a new agreement but if that wasn't possible "that's fine". there's been widespread international criticism. in a joint statement with germany and italy, france warned the paris agreement could not be renegotiated. the un secretary general called it a major disappointment. barack obama said the us was rejecting the future.
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police in the philippines say a gunman who attacked a casino in manila has committed suicide. security forces spent hours searching for the man. hundreds fled when he opened fire. authorities initially feared a terror attack but now say it looks likely to have been a bungled robbery. the european union is saying that it officially was to
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