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this is bbc news. i'mjames menendez. our the top stories this hour: after the apology, theresa may is under pressure to get deal with the dup and make a queen's speech delivering her priorities on time. more questions for the trump administration: the us attorney general prepares to testify on his role in the russia investigation. israeli conductor daniel barenboim visits the west bank in nearly a decade. we have an interview with the musical peacemaker. —— uber under the microscope — the ride hailing app will reveal the conclusions of a self imposed investigation in to its work practices. and day of reckoning for spain's prime minister. mariano rajoy, who faces a no—confidence vote in parliament over corruption allegations. hello and welcome to bbc news. the
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fallout from the uk election continues. —— hello. the fallout from the uk election continues. having apologised to her mps on monday evening for failing to get a parliamentary majority, the prime minister theresa may will attempt to thrash out a deal with a small northern ireland party on tuesday — the only way for her to continue to govern. later she'll head to paris for talks with new president emmanuel macron. more from our political correspondent ben wright. the dup leader, arlene foster, has a ready said the prospect of her ten mps working with the tories is a tremendous opportunity. koreans are made those a deal with the dup is
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the only way to stay in power. —— theresa may knows. so an agreement will be rich, probably to date, that suits both parties. a confidence and supply arrangement will supply support to tory issues. a dup — tory alliance leaves them with a vulnerable majority ofjust six, but theresa may looks now safe in her job, after a meeting with tory mps in parliament yesterday and the best —— yesterday evening. she declared " i got us into this mess, and i could get us out of it. " the relatives we are going to be pragmatic about what is introduced. we will have to work harder to bring people along with us, both within the conservative party, and with a —— and beyond. while she tries to rebuild a parliament of the hung parliament, a whatever be you that the uk is wasting valuable time negotiating brexit. —— a warning from the eu. no talks have happened. there is a two year deadline to hammer out a brexit
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deal. speaking to the financial times, the eu's chief negotiator said the uk needed to appoint a negotiating team with a mandate, soon, because the brexit process would be extraordinarily complex. theresa may's also facing calls from some tory mps and labour to rethink her brexit plant, exactly the uncertainty she wanted the election to stop. —— labour. that right, bbc news, westminster. —— ben wright, bbc news, westminster. let's take a look at some of the other stories making making the news. thejury in comedian bill cosby‘s sexual assault trial will continue deliberations on tuesday morning. mr cosby is charged with drugging and molesting a woman in his philadelphia mansion 13 years ago. mr cosby, known as "america's favorite dad", has maintained his innocence, even as nearly 60 women came forward with similar accusations one person has died after a powerful 6.3 earthquake struck the western coast of turkey and the greek
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island of lesbos. there were reports people felt the tremors as far away as athens. dozens of buildings on the island of lesbos were damaged and several people were taken hospital with injuries. norway is proposing a ban on the muslim full—face veil, or burqa, in all schools and universities, saying it hinders communication between pupils and teachers. the ban — the first of its kind in scandinavia — would also apply to balaclavas and masks. norwegian media suggest the measure is likely to receive opposition support as it is expected to become law next year. —— and is expected. now, the pressure on donald trump over alleged links between his campaign and russia just isn't going away. on tuesday, it's the turn of his attorney general, jeff sessions, to face lawmakers — live on television. it comes less than a week after the appearance ofjames comey, the fired fbi chief, at a similar hearing. mr sessions has denied acting improperly. here's our north america correspondent peter bowes. senatorjeff sessions! senatorjeff sessions! jeff sessions is the highest—ranking member of the
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trump administration two faced questions about russia's alleged meddling in the 2015 election. a one—time close adviser and loyal supporter of donald trump, jeff sessions‘ relationship with them has become strained in recent weeks. at one time, he reportedly offered to resign. today, he will face tough questions, and may refuse to answer. he will be asked to explain his role in the firing ofjames comey, the fbi chief who gave evidence to the committee last week. if, as the president said, i was fired because of the russian investigation, why was the attorney general involved in that chain? i don‘t have an answer to the question. jeff sessions recuse himself from the russian investigation following media reports about meetings he had had with the russian ambassador, meetings that he had earlier failed to acknowledge. the stakes are high, because democrats on the committee will be pressing jeff sessions to
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clarify the record statements he made during his confirmation hearing in january. he said made during his confirmation hearing injanuary. he said then that, as an adviser to donald trump, he did not commit to get with russian officials during the presidential election campaign. if there is any evidence that anyone affiliated with the trump campaign communicated with the russian government in the course of this campaign, what will you do?” this campaign, what will you do?|j am this campaign, what will you do?” am not aware of any of those activities. i have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign, and! surrogate at a time or two in that campaign, and i did not have communications with the russians. and i am unable to comment. a third area of questioning will be whether 01’ area of questioning will be whether or not the attorney general has any knowledge of the president taping his meetings in the white house. donald trump has hinted in a tweet that he may have recordings of his conversations with james comey. it is unclear whether the president agrees with jeff is unclear whether the president agrees withjeff sessions posture by
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decision to testify. —— jeff sessions‘s decision. decision to testify. —— jeff sessions's decision. he believes he said we can get this suggested are dealt with, if there has been no collusion, he wants this to... get investigated as soon as possible, and get dumber that, so we can get going with the business of the wreck and people. with the white house and often scandal and much hinting at the hearing, donald trump has been meeting with his cabinet. in an unusual move, with the cameras rolling, his most senior officials took the opportunity, one by one, to lavish praise on the president. a somewhat surreal scene as washington braces itself for yet another day of high drama and little intrigue. peter bowes, bbc news —— bbc news. the us defence secretary has told a congressional committee he is "shocked" by the poor state of the military — a result of caps
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on spending, he says. james mattis is trying to garner support for a cash injection in next year‘s budget. the pentagon chief said the $639 billion request is to ensure the safety of troops and allow them to respond to foreign threats. he said he sees no indication russia wants a positive relationship with the us, and chided congress for not doing more to ensure despite the —— despite the tremendous efforts of this committee, congress, as a whole, has met the present challenge with lassitude, not leadership. we must look reality in the eye. russia and china are seeking veto power over the economic, diplomatic, and security decisions on their periphery. north korea‘s reckless rhetoric and provactive actions continue, despite sanctions, while iran remains the greatest long—term challenge to middle eastern stability. all the while, terrorist groups murdered the innocent, and threatened peace in many regions, and target us. time for business, and sally bundock is here with the news, about, well,
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uber‘s attempt to rebuild itself. —— time. indeed. and it looks like a bumpy ride for the taxi hailing company, uber. the us giant is expected to announce the recommendations from an extensive probe into its corporate culture and practices. the investigation was carried out by former us attorney general eric holder, who is understood to have suggested a series of measures to bring about far reaching change at the firm. asi as i said, the company commissioned the probe itself back in february after a blog post by a former in it, susan fowler said she‘d suffered from persistent sexual harassment at the company — and that she‘s been punished for complaining. uber reacted with horror, saying it would find out what was going on.
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but hers wasn‘t the only complaint. the company‘s been forced to fire more than 20 people after uncovering 215 other allegations of harassment. and the firm‘s problems do not stop there. it‘s suffered a series of high profile resignations in recent months, including its chief financial officer, and, most recently, head of business emil michael. all this has meant a lot of pressure on the chief executive, here behind me, travis kalanick. in march, a video of him getting into a foul mouthed row with an uber driver went viral, and he was forced to make a very public apology. all that in world business report. also, we‘ll go to spain, where prime minister mariano rajoy is facing a vote of no—confidence. the vote, which was called
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by the far left podemos party, is not expected to succeed, but could raise the political pressure on the prime minister after a fresh burst of corruption revelations linked to his popular party. —— revelations linked to his popular party. mr rajoy‘s party has been at the centre of multiple probes into alleged kickback schemes and illegal party slush funds for years, but the controversy was reignited last week with the arrest of a prominent former pp leader in the madrid region. so we will be live in spain for the lowdown on what they could mean they are. and all the latest business stories. sojoin me in 20 minutes if you can. —— that could mean there. now, the russian opposition politician alexei navalny has just spent his first night in jail following a series of anti—corruption demonstrations across the country. he was one of the main organisers but police detained him as he was preparing to leave home
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to attend one of the protests. later, he was handed a 30 days prison sentence. 0ur moscow correspondent steve rosenberg witnessed what happened in the capital. one mile from the kremlin, a public holiday turned into a public battle. russia day is supposed to be a national celebration. but riot police were sent in to clear anti—government protesters from moscow‘s main street. thousands had come to accuse is the russian leadership of corruption. "putin is a thief", they shouted. and "one, two, three, putin, it‘s time to leave." families accidentally caught up in the violence fled. police detained hundreds of protesters. the police have been telling the crowd that people don‘t have the right to protest here. the protesters have been saying they don‘t need permission, that it‘s russia day, it‘s their day too. there were anti—corru ption demonstrations in more than 100 russian towns. as for the man who had organised this nationwide protest, the opposition leader alexei navalny, he was detained
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as he left home. vladimir putin said nothing today about the protests. instead, he played tour guide at the kremlin to a group of children. this is how president putin would rather be seen. not as a corrupt leader but as father of the nation. and certainly not everyone today was in the mood to criticise the government. in moscow, this patriotic festival on the same street as the protest was celebrating russian military might. "protests don‘t make life better," he says, "not one revolution has ever brought anything good." up the road, this was no russian revolution but it was a display of defiance from those people, many of them young russians, who believe their country needs change. steve rosenberg, bbc news, moscow.
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do stay with us here on bbc news. still to come: a real—life experiment. we find out what affect changes in sleep patterns can have on children‘s ability to learn. the day the british liberated the falklands and by tonight british troops had begun the task of disarming the enemy. in the heart of the west german capital, this was gorbymania at its height. the crowd packed to see the man who, for them, had raised great hopes for the end of the division of europe. michaeljackson was not guilty on all charges. the screams of the crowd testament to his popularity and their faith in his innocence. as long as they'll pay to go see me, i'll get out there and kick 'em down the hill.
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what does it feel like to be the first man to go across the channel by your own power? it's pretty neat. feels marvellous, really. this is bbc news. the latest headlines: after apologising to her mps, prime minister theresa may is under pressure to secure a power deal and deliver the queen‘s speech on time on monday. president trump‘s attorney—general jeff sessions is to face questions over alleged links between the presidential campaign team and russia. if you have young children, would you consider dressing them in clothes that you have rented — that have previously been worn by other families? it‘s a trend that‘s growing in denmark and other parts of europe. dougal shaw reports. the clothes we dress our children in
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oui’ the clothes we dress our children in our special. they can take on a sentimental value. so you may be surprised to learn there is a growing trend in denmark or parents to rent used baby clothes. it is the brainchild of this woman. for three yea rs brainchild of this woman. for three years she has been running her baby clothing when thailand fire from this laundry factory on the outskirts of the bargain. we used to run another kids were banned —— brand, and after ten years in that business founder said it was not just about making a green product but changing the whole system in which we consume children‘s clothes. globally, only about 20% of the clothes we buy get reused or recycled. in a bid to get people to reuse" officially, the company produces bags like this, containing a selection of a bee items the company makes. members pay a monthly fee and get sent in the post packs of baby clothes updated with larger
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sizes as their family grows. in between being used by families, the clothes get washed in this industrial cleaner. for half the price of the average per the membership on lieu can buy six baby clothes on the high street in denmark to keep. so who is the target market here? this family are one of 3000 who have signed up in the last two years. denmark is maybe ahead of other nations in that sense, to be concerned about the environment. the environment we pass on to our children. a small but growing number of companies are now offering to rent out clothes. it is pa rt offering to rent out clothes. it is part of a movement called the circular economy. people have come familiar with the idea of access rather than ownership, whether it is bikes, cars, some winglike dvds or cds, through something like spotify, people are questioning traditional ideas of ownership. i think that will happen more and more with clothes. so-called fast fashion has broughtjobs to developing countries, and also affordable
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clothing to poorer people in developed countries. it remains to be seen whether the rental model can challenge this all whether it will simply bea challenge this all whether it will simply be a niche market for middle—class parents. the famous israeli conductor, daniel barenboim, has been visiting the west bank for the first time in nearly a decade to work with young palestinian musicians. he‘s been a strong critic of israel‘s occupation of land that the palestinians want for their future state, and said his visit was timed to remember the 50th anniversary of the 1967 middle east war when israel captured eastjerusalem, the west bank and gaza. the conductor — who now lives in germany — spoke exclusively to bbc news. orchestral music. some sports news now. former nba star dennis rodman says he is about to visit north korea as a private citizen. asked about us citizens detained in north korea, he told reporters at a shin‘s international airport he thinks he can make something happen. he has met north
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korean leader kim jong something happen. he has met north korean leader kimjong on previous trips to pyongyang. iran will appear at a second successive world cup finals for the first time in their history. they‘ve become the first asian side to guarantee a spot in russia with a 2—0 win over uzbekistan in tehran. the iranians have enjoyed a brilliant qualifying campaign so far winning six of their eight matches whilst not conceeding a single goal during the campaign so far. emirates team new zealand have booked an america‘s cup rematch with oracle team usa. new zealand beat sweden‘s artemis racing in the only race of the day to win the challenger final 5—2. the kiwis are now looking to avenge their humbling defeat by the us team in san francisco in 2013 when they were on the losing end of one of the greatest ever sporting comebacks. that challenge starts this coming saturday on bermuda‘s great sound. fresh from a tenth french open title, rafael nadal has been taking it easy. nadal may well be the king of clay, but he was loving the water as he took a leisurely cruise along the river seine in paris along with the famous trophy, less than 2a hours after his straightforward win
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over stan wawrinka. for the first time, bbc learning and scientists from the university of 0xford have investigated the impact of losing an hour‘s sleep. there are some interesting findings, but not in the way we expected. they discovered that children slept for longer after the clock changed, but appeared more alert in the afternoon, which poses the question, should the school day be flipped around so the harder subjects are taught after lunch? this classroom study is the latest experiment from terrific scientific. the bbc scheme to help bring science to life with real rock solid research. this latest experiment is all about... sleep. in research. this latest experiment is allabout... sleep. infact, it is the very first scientific study into
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the very first scientific study into the impact of the clocks going forward. and what they wanted to find out was... what impact the clocks going forward had now sleep and our concentration. and? the results are in! but the results are not what they expected. this is how they tested reaction times before and after the clock changed. but also reaction times before and after the lunch break. almost 1000 children carried out these tests first thing in the morning and again in the afternoon. initially we thought we would look into before and after the clock changed, but really, the surprise in finding was that it was the difference between morning and afternoon in the reaction times. they were quicker in the afternoon. it was against our expectations. the data mac was crunched by academics here at oxford university, and it is so significant it could overturn traditional beliefs about how the school day is mapped out. does it therefore follow
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that if they are sharper and quicker with their motor skills they are going to be sharper and quicker with their mental skills, that maybe the literacy hour needs to be shifted into the afternoon, and science and maths? i think this is a fair assumption. i assume it would, from the findings we have. back in class they are also surprised. mostly the school day is geared up to kids being really sharp in the morning. first thing. so that was a surprise? it was. we schedule all be" difficult" subjects, the once they have to concentrate on, like maths and listen —— literacy and reading and listen —— literacy and reading and writing in the morning. then in the afternoon we do more practical activities and things like topic work and things like that. so, yes, it was very interesting to see that actually the morning was the worst time for them to do those things. a lot of people have said, haven‘t
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they, that children need time to wa ke they, that children need time to wake up. it is a significant result for the bbc‘s terrific scientific teams, research which could potentially their shape own school day, maybe even change it. before we go, don‘t look if you are scared of heights. spiderman, otherwise known as frenchman alain robert, has been climbing a barcelona skyscraper without a harness. the local police were not happy. there he goes. no ropes at all. terrifying. ithink happy. there he goes. no ropes at all. terrifying. i think i would rather take the lift. don‘t forget, you can get in touch with me and some of the team on twitter. stay
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with us. news headlines coming up in a moment, then sally will be here with the business news. don‘t go away. yesterday was a bit of a breezy day for most parts of the uk, with a fair bit of cloud and a little bit of sunshine. in the north—west of the uk, we got temperatures up to 12 degrees. but we got to 20 celsius in the south—eastern corner. we‘re going to go a little bit warmer than that in the next few days, particularly so for england and wales. a lot of dry weather and the forecast and the winds are quite, light as well. some decent conditions getting out and about. 12 or 13 degrees today and yes, some rain to be had, mainly in the north and west. a wet start in western scotland. the eastern side will be that the drier, perhaps brighter as well. a fair bit of cloud in northern ireland through the morning. some outbreaks of rain as you will find in northern england.
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about here, not so large, but rain nonetheless. then the cloud breaks up there. sunshine possible during the morning across much of our southern counties. light winds as well, so a reasonable start to a pretty pleasant day. we will see some good spells of sunshine across the southernmost counties. patchy cloud developing. but with light winds, sunshine, it will become pleasant out there. temperatures will get into the low 20s. to the west of rain time in scotland, that it becomes lighter and more patchy with time. showers in northern ireland. one or two in northern england, but few and far between by this stage. 19 degrees for aberdeen and belfast, 23 in the south—eastern corner. and then as we go onto tuesday night, heading into wednesday, this low pressure system is trying to push in from the west. it is running into this high, and that results in the south—westerly
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wind being pushed north. that will bring warm air our way. wednesday will be the peak of our temperatures this week across england and wales in particular. we start on a fairly warm note, and there will be a good deal of sunshine, light winds, too, with temperatures rising quickly through the morning. through the north, more of a breeze. more cloud and some rain at times. but not so across england and wales. lots of sunshine, light winds, and those temperatures get up to 25, 27 degrees in the south—eastern corner. quite humid as well. the low 20s quite widely elsewhere. you are watching bbc world news. the headlines this hour: after the apology, prime minister theresa may is under pressure to secure a power deal as she resumes a deal with the dup in order to get the queen‘s speech delivered on time. president trump‘s attorney general, jeff sessions, is to face questions from lawmakers live on television later today. he‘s denied acting improperly over alleged links between the presidential campagn
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team and russia. the jury has begun its deliberations in the trial of bill cosby, on charges of sexual assault. his defence lawyers rested their case afterjust six minutes. he denies the allegations. norway is proposing a ban on the muslim full—face veil, or burqa, in all schools and universities, saying it hinders
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