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i'm ros atkins, welcome back to outside source. a huge cyber attack is happening in various sites in the world. it started in ukraine but has moved beyond its borders. the us says it believes the syrian president may be planning and other chemical attack and has issued a strong warning. fifa has released a confidential report into alleged corruption into the process to choose the host of the 2018 and 2022 world cups. donald trump's reputation overseas may not be what he had hoped for. now, let me start this half of outside source by showing you this.
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it isa outside source by showing you this. it is a statement released by the white house on syria. in this statement, you will find the white house saying that bashar al—assad is, if he conducts another chemical weapons attack he and his military will pay a heavy price. the use of the word another is significant, thatis the word another is significant, that is a reference to a chemical attack which took place in april in syria. over 80 people lost their lives in an attack in a town called khan sheikhoun. the us blamed syria, the syrian government denied it. the reason for the new us date admit is that the americans believe that the airbase used in the april attack, there is activity there that looks similarto there is activity there that looks similar to what they saw in april. our washington correspondent jayne brya nt our washington correspondent jayne bryant has been talking about this airbase in particular —— jayne bryant. the americans bombed this airbase after the attack in april, is it still usable? this was one of
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the criticisms of their retallick retreat action in april, bombing and airport doesn't do much good, you just have to resurface it and planes can just have to resurface it and planes ca n fly just have to resurface it and planes can fly again. there may be some truth to that, that we are now seeing. it is certainly extraordinary that the us would issue such a public warning. these warnings often take place behind closed was all through back channels. to make such a public warning put syria on notice, if it does do something like this again, action will follow. also it is putting iran and russia on notice. without russian support in particular, syria would not be where it is right now. it also seemed for an hourortwo to it is right now. it also seemed for an hour or two to be putting the pentagon on notice. there are numerous reports saying the pentagon was catching up on this when the white house but this statement out up white house but this statement out up to the white house very quickly but after other statement saying that all of those anonymous sources
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saying they hadn't conferred with the relevant agencies were not true. the white house expected the state department, the pentagon, the cia and the office of the director of international intelligence, all of the relevant organisations knew what the relevant organisations knew what the white house was up to. nevertheless, it is still a remarkable statement being made so publicly, as it was by the white house. a follow—up statement from the pentagon and also from the us ambassador to the un, nikki haley, who also made her own remarks. nikki haley is the us ambassador to the un. here she is on twitter saying... the russians, for their part, say they consider such threats from the americans to the legitimate leadership of the syrian arab republic unacceptable. so far, so predictable. the russians on the americans always disagree on the
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bashar al—assad regime. but there is something greater going on here related to the pressure on the so—called islamic state group. let's get the analysis of our defence and diplomatic respondent jonathan marcus. i think it is. this is if you like the next war, the next major battle that is coming. you have two was going on at the moment in syria, many sub conflicts, but two broad struggles. one between the us and its allies and so—called islamic state. the other between the syrian government and its allies, russia and iran, against a whole variety of other groups and many of the syrian people. what is happening in eastern syria at the moment is that as is is on the back foot as forces close in on raqqa, the de fa cto forces close in on raqqa, the de facto capital of is, there is every sign that it will fall eventually although we don't know when, the question is, who will control that oratory wa nts question is, who will control that oratory wants is is in that sense defeated? the oratory wants is is in that sense defeated ? the battle oratory wants is is in that sense defeated? the battle is already on. the americans would like the
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so—called syrian democratic forces, their allies, to control that directory. the syrian government is pushing a number of axes eastwards. they would like to control it. and the iranians are a key element in the iranians are a key element in the mix here, because iran would like to control a swathe of territory straddling the syrian — iraqi border, which some people say would effectively give iraq a land bridge all the way from teheran to the mediterranean —— would eventually give iran. you could literally build a road from tehran to the mediterranean sea. that is a huge strategic importance, something that many of the white house and washington don't want to see. i think that is part of it. it may be, we don't know what the americans have seen at this airbase, they may simply be trying, as they say, to thwart another syrian chemical attack. but a subplot in all of this, and an important one, is this growing struggle with iran or
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iranian backed forces and us backed forces coming ever closer together. i guess with this statement, the white house is to some degree boxing itself in. if there were a chemical attack, which international bodies decided the abbas regime were behind, the us would have to respond —— the assad regime. behind, the us would have to respond -- the assad regime. one would assume the syrians wouldn't be fullish enough to launch such an attack —— foolish enough. you made another point moment ago, the last attack by the americans, although it sounds significant, some 59 cruise missiles were launched against this airbase, a cruise missile is essentially a single large bomb. it isa essentially a single large bomb. it is a major in military terms. it did relatively limited damage. clearly the base is still usable, if we are to believe, not so much in terms of taking out the runways, because they didn't try and do that, but usable in terms of having the facilities,
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the very special storage facilities, enabling you to store chemical weapons, load them onto when epcor k carefully a nd weapons, load them onto when epcor k carefully and so on. —— lived them onto an aircraft carefully. win we are covering syria, if you want background on the conflict there, you can find it via the bbc news website. outside source sport, fifa have released a full copy of a report into alleged corruption relating to qatar's successful 2022 world cup bid. the thaw have had its hand forced. a german newspaper has released extracts from this report. the whole thing was done in 2014. the whole thing was done in 2014. the foe only published a summary of this. even that caused problems. the author's report, michael garcia, quit, because he's said the summary was erroneous or not really a summary. sarah is live from the bbc
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sports centre. saira, we have been waiting long enough to get this report. what is in it? indeed, we have been waiting three years, as have been waiting three years, as have fifa's critics, for this full report. a40 dupage summary back in 2014 of michael garcia's work into the bidding process or 2018 and 2022, the world cups. and now we have a 422 pages released today by fifa on the back of that leaking to the german newspaper. basically it doesn't appear to be the smoking gun that some may have predicted. michael garcia, in his, you know, work with it, he was denied access toa work with it, he was denied access to a lot of bank account statements, he had no sabina park, so there was a sense that whilst a lot of the stuff that came out cleared them —— subpoena power. it clear russia in their bidding process, there may not be an awful lot more. that is what
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has kind of been proved today from this. gianni infantino said they a lwa ys this. gianni infantino said they always intended to release this document. but that ethics committee over the last year or so was said that there may be legal issues around that. it was due to come up ata around that. it was due to come up at a meeting in the next month or so, and gianni infantino said he is happy today for the sake of transparency that they have been released. it doesn't appear to be the smoking gun that some fifa critics thought it would be, but it high rowett is the culture of greed that many had expected, —— it highlights the culture of greed. it raises the questions of the guitar academy influencing votes. there are criticism of the english fa and the trading deal with thailand. and also some criticism of australia as well. thank you, sarah. now, next to
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basketball, i want to talk about russell westbrook. he has been named the nba's most valuable player for the nba's most valuable player for the season that has just finished. this was the moment that the award was announced. the 20 17th nba this was the moment that the award was announced. the 2017th nba most valuable player award is... —— the 2017. russell westbrook! applause westbrook plays for oklahoma city thunder, they were a long way from being the best team this season but that didn't stop him putting together a very serious season, the best ever. here he is. that's amazing. something i can never imagine, man, i rememberjust growing upjust imagine, man, i rememberjust growing up just being imagine, man, i rememberjust growing upjust being home, you know, playing the video games and stuff with my pops, my mum sitting there and my brother, just talking about maybe one day i could be the mp3. -- the mvp. about maybe one day i could be the mp3. —— the mvp. obviously i was joking at the time. but now that i'm
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standing here with this trophy next to me, it's a true blessing, man. and it's unbelievable. it's an unbelievable feeling, something i can never imagine. so i'm just very, very thankful and happy to be here. richly deserved. this time yesterday we we re richly deserved. this time yesterday we were talking aboutjean's comments that serena williams would be ranked 700 in the world if she played on the men's tour. it was unclear what decent buoyed thought he was making. serena has had plenty to say on this. she has taken to twitter to say... she goes on to say... and that, i suspect, will be the end of the matter. i want to update you ona of the matter. i want to update you on a couple of sports stories we are getting newswires. the under 21 is men's european championships. england have gone out in the semifinals. they lost on penalties
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against the germans. in the cricket world cup, we are still in the group stage, the women's cricket world cup. england beat pakistan, a great victory. it was affected by the weather. the english took that game. coverage on the bbc sport app. in a few minutes outside source, we are going to look at new research on how people in the world view donald trump. 40,000 people in 37 countries have been quizzed. not all of them we re have been quizzed. not all of them were complimentary. now, 50 years ago today, the very first cash machine spat out its first cash machine spat out its first fivers. how have they changed in the last 50 years? here's simon gopperth. 1967, a revolution.
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the first money from a hole in the wall. you put in a voucher and a code and you got ten £1 notes. reg varney, a tv celebrity of the time, had a go and the cash machine was born. and this is what we've come to. less a cash machine than a mini bank. on these ones, you can even open a bank account. signing your name, it will take my photo as welljust to prove that it's me. you can see and talk to bank staff directly on the screen and take out money with your mobile phone. you don't need your card. we are light years ahead of 50 years ago. is this the sort of banking we actually want? doing banking on mobile phones and laptops, why do i need to do it at cash machine? you're not the only user. there are other uses. don't think of it like a machine. it's a piece of real estate. what you can do with a kiosk with a real estate that is expensive. what can you do to
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increase thinking at that real estate ? wedding? by the time i get there it will be a christening! it's a piece of real estate that changed our lives. you didn't have to worry about the banks being open. now cash itself is under threat from contactless cards and smartphones. the bank of england's chief cashier, who signs our banknotes, agrees the cash machine has to do other things. some people like the plain vanilla bits they can get. other people will be looking for the wiz bits. some want to trade in shares on a cash machine. some people will be striving for more to get more from the machine. if you can have a one—stop shop, brilliant. atms atms of the future, smart atms as we are calling them, will provide 99% of all of the services we can get from bank branches today. that is not a world everyone
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will welcome but the technology unleashed back in the ‘60s is still transforming the way we bank half a century later. simon gompertz, bbc news. hello, i'm ros atkins with outside source, live at the bbc newsroom. india as well across europe and in india as well saying they affected too. now, as we've discussed many times an outside source, donald trump's approval ratings are low in the us. globally it doesn't seem that the picture is much better. a research centre has interviewed no less than 40,000 people in 37 countries to find out what they thought of the new american president. katty kay is
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looking through the results. donald trump travels like an american president and has the power of an american president. what he doesn't seem to have is the world's respect. according to the nonpartisan research centre, only 22% of people survey did that seven countries have confidence that mr trump will do the right thing for the world. 64% felt the same about president obama when he left office. it's not even close. impaired to follow world leaders, mr trump comes last in terms of global confidence gocompare. he falls behind germany's angela merkel, chinese president ge and even vladimir putin. but it is personal and part of it is policy. let's start with the politics. of three of his major initiatives, more than 70% of those survey disapproved. those it include withdrawing from climate initiatives, trade deals and building that famous wall. then
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there is the personal. three quarters of those survey and found him arrogant. for them 60% think he is in tolerant, even dangerous. on the upside, more than half described him asa the upside, more than half described him as a strong leader. and quite a few found him charismatic. but then there is the broader question. do his american supporters care about a year of this? perhaps it is exactly what america first is all about — not minding what the well—being is about you. for them, this poll could bea about you. for them, this poll could be a validation that president trump is getting it exactly right. let's bring in rajini vaidyanathan offering live from washington. you have spent a lot of time in the last two years reporting on parts of america where mr trump is popular. watching that report, mr trump and his supporters will not care less about this? you are absolutely right on that. i was at a rally that president trump held last week in
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iowa. certainly the message from the president during that rally was his focus on putting america first. he said after decades of building foreign nations, we are now rebuilding our nation. do some extent, throughout the campaign and even last week, president trump was reinforcing the notion that perhaps globalisation isn't a great thing. we've seen in the last few months president trump criticised the london mayor, apparently refusing to shake the hand of angela merkel. at a summit recently he appeared to push through to the front of a group of world leaders who were walking. he doesn't particularly care. of course, around the world, those actions have drawn scorn. we have seen that when we look at the results of the survey. for the supporters that i have been speaking to throw the campaign, they really don't care, because they don't see him asa don't care, because they don't see him as a politician as such, he is a deal maker, and they like the fact that he stands up to foreign
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leaders. picking up on that point, one thing that unites critics and supporters of mr trump is that he's strong and the man who knows his own mind. that's certainly something that supporters of the president said last week when i asked them about what they thought of the ongoing investigation into russia. they liked the fact that he doesn't wheat and reach the american people directly. —— he does tweet. when it comes to assessing how well he is standing in the world, they see things like his pledge to build a war with mexico or exiting certain trade deals around the world, they see that as a good thing in terms of global relations —— build a wall. i'm surprised by the number of people last week at trumps riley said they were happy and delighted that the president plans to take the us out of the paris climate deal. that wasn't something i thought they would be talking about in the midwest, but they saw that as a kind of message to the rest of the world that their president will do what is
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right to them even if it rough. others across the globe.“ right to them even if it rough. others across the globe. if the approval ratings are to be believed. there are some people who wanted mr trump to be president to our having their doubts. do we have any information on what is driving those doubts? i think actually some of that, certainly from conversations i have had, is the way that they feel that busy west is now perceived worldwide. certainly as we saw in that report bird, president obama was somebody who consistently in opinion polls around the world was popular in other nations. some people, critics of president trump, worry about the way in which his policies here in america are affecting america's standing globally. thank you very much, good to speak to you. we have been live in washington, we have been to many parts of the world as well. we will finish up in brazil, because its president has been charged with
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accepting bribes. he replaced the last president, dilma rouseff, who with in pitch after accusations of manipulating the national budget. now it is michel temer‘s term. he is accused of receiving inappropriate money from the boss of a giant meat packing firm. camilla is live from sao paulo. camilla, what is the president saying in response of these charges? well, president michel temer hasjust these charges? well, president michel temer has just spoken on national tv. he once again denied any wrongdoing. but this time he said that brazil's chief prosecutor actually has a bend that against him and that he has made regional accusations. michel temer has vowed to prove his innocence. he has faced a slew of accusations is taking office last year. this is the first formal charges against him. we do have to bear in mind, this is the first time that a sitting president
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in brazil has faced charges. what happens now? well, what happens now is that the charges have been delivered to a supreme courtjudge who must now decide if the case can be sent to the lower house of the parliament. the low warehouse would vote on whether president temer should be tried. —— the lower house. he would be suspended from office, as former president dilma rouseff, who ended up being impeached last year. if the corruption case actually reached the lower house of parliament, the coalition believe they can get another vote, enough votes to actually blocked by two thirds of daugherty that's needed for a trial to happen. this isn't just about the law, it is about politics and public opinion. how is the public viewing the president'ssituation? well, it's a lot about politics and public opinion. president temer is already deeply unpopular in brazil. his approval rate is nowjust 7%,
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according to a recent poll. he is actually the president with the lowest popularity in at least two decades. there have been calls for his impeachment, for his resigning. the opposition parties have now been calling for is that the election. but so far, it doesn't seem like any of those things is likely to happen. the centre—right coalition, that governs brazil with president temer, believe that even if they manage, however, to avoid an impeachment process , however, to avoid an impeachment process, the political crisis will make it really hard to prove all of the reforms that this government wa nts to the reforms that this government wants to pass in congress. so it's a very, a difficult political situation for president michel temer. even if he avoids avoids improvement process. it's unrelenting. thank you for taking us through it. the latest difficulties with brazilian politics. before we wrap up, this tweet came in from
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elliott tucker, who is watching us. elliott, if i had $1 for every time i was asked this question i would be a rich man. i get asked this question more than any other. it is real. if i press the red button, there is the picture of dilma rouseff. if i get the wrong button, you get a picture of camilla taking her earpiece out! if we get the right thing, hopefully you get information that is useful, if you pressed the wrong button, you get information that either isn't there a tool or it is the wrong information, so i have to give on my toes. —— isn't there at all. we will back tomorrow trying to bring you the best information on the latest global stories. thank you. goodbye. hello there. the month ofjune is during a close, and my lasting
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memories of the month will be one of extremes. we started off after a pretty dry may know wet note. edinburgh sawa pretty dry may know wet note. edinburgh saw a month's worth of rain ina edinburgh saw a month's worth of rain in a couple of days, then some scorching summer sunshine, particularly across southern parts of england and wales, temperatures in excess of 30 degrees and the heatwave peaked to the west of london with 35 celsius, the hottest june day since 1976. but would close out the month with some extreme weather again. it looks as though the heavy rain is set to return for all of us over the next few days, and when the gene set is the come out, the rainfall totals will be averaged right across the country and in some places well above average “— and in some places well above average —— when thejune statistics cloud. this weather front is not moving very far very fast. it will bring further spells of wet weather as it pushes its way north and west, almost grinding to a halt across the
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scottish borders during wednesday. for scotland and northern ireland, not too bad a day. breezy and cold on the east coast, the best of the sunshine in the south and is, but it could trigger sharp and possibly thundery downpours. out of wednesday night to thursday, the fraud drifting its way north and west across scotland and northern ireland, —— the weather front. across scotland and northern ireland, —— the weatherfront. not across scotland and northern ireland, —— the weather front. not a cold start of thursday morning but we will see some heavy rainfall. this time across scotland and northern ireland with tightly packed isobars here, we could see strong degale. as of wind through the central belt of scotland, and there will be some rental —— relentless rain, funnelling down through the irish sea into north wales. the best in the south—west corner, highs of 20 degrees, quite cold further north. the frontal systems thinks its way south and east as we move into friday. —— sinks its way. yet
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more rain across england and wales. the wind direction is northerly, making it feel cool, with the exception perhaps in the scottish mountains, we could see highs of 19. as we move out of friday to the start of the weekend, a brief lull in proceedings, another low waiting in the wings, bringing wet and windy weather eventually. saturday not looking likely to be too bad. disappointing feel for the north—west, highest values of 22 in the south—east. that rod sinks south, and on sunday we are left with the breezily westerly wind direction driving in showers. wright and breezy with showers in the west, the best of the sunshine in sheltered eastern areas. highs of 22 in the south—east corner. this week, the jet stream has in the south—east corner. this week, thejet stream has been really in the south—east corner. this week, the jet stream has been really set to the south of us, allowing the area of low pressure to sit across the uk and allow the northerly
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breeze to dry in this cooler source for this time of year. the jet stream, as we move towards the weekend, evens itself out a little but it is likely to sit further south than we first and is abated. this area of high pressure not likely to make too much of an impact. the loan stays with us and things stay changeable. be prepared as we move into the beginning of july forfurther rain as we move into the beginning of july for further rain at times and the temperatures to stay average. tonight at ten... plans for a second referendum on scottish independence are put on hold. scotland's first minister has had a re—think after the snp lost 21 seats in the general election. the scottish government will reset the plan i set out on march 13th. we will not seek to introduce the legislation for an independence referendum immediately. opponents say the snp's obsession with independence has drained support for nicola sturgeon. she appears to be in denial about her mistakes over this last yearand, as a result, is leaking credibility and confidence in her leadership by the hour. we will ask how much of a setback it
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is for nicola sturgeon. it's emerged london firefighters warned councils about the risks of using panels to clad tower blocks just weeks before the grenfell fire.
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