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this is bbc news. the headlines at 2pm. president trump has said the future of western civilisation and values is under threat. and we have to say, there are dire threats to our security and to our of people are expected to protest. a quarter of adult care services in england are not good enough. in the next hour, tony blair is accused of not "being straight" with the country over iraq. a year after his report on the iraq war, sirjohn chilcot says tony blair relied on beliefs not facts. britain's jihadists. research by the bbc has found that
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more than 100 people have now been convicted of terrorist offences related to syria and iraq. for the first time in 20 years britain has four players through to the third round at wimbledon and kyle edmund is on court bidding to make it five. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. president trump has described russia's behaviour as destabilising and said that the united states is working to combat it. speaking to crowds in warsaw, president trump also declared he was considering a very severe response to north korea's nuclear weapons programme. and he questioned whether the west has the will to survive what he called the dire threats
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of terrorism, extremism and government bureaucracy. president trump now travels to the 620 summit in germany. our correspondent wyre davies reports. it is only the briefest of visits but as the trump motorcade rolled into warsaw, the american president found the country where his populist views on energy, immigration and political correctness are widely admired and shared. after talks with the polish president donald trump hailed the first export of american natural gas to poland, a deal which could reduce poland's dependency on russian energy, and there was rare direct criticism of moscow over tensions in eastern europe. america is committed to maintaining peace and security in central and eastern europe. we are working with poland in response to russia's actions and destabilising behaviour. with as many as 5000 american troops based in poland, donald trump repeated his demand that it was past time
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for other members of the nato alliance to get going, as he put it, with their financial obligations. but his most direct comments were again reserved for north korea, the american leader calling on all nations to confront what he said was the global threat after pyongyang's latest missile test. it is a shame they are behaving this way but they are behaving in a very very dangerous manner. and something will have to be done about it. the polish government is delighted that donald trump chose here to set out his vision for america's relations with europe. the president will have been soothed by his enthusiastic reception in poland, when his style and leadership is often ridiculed elsewhere on the continent. the crowd chanting his name as donald trump began one of the most important speeches of his presidency so far, warning about the threat of extremism to western civilisation.
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today we are in the west and we have to say there are dire threats to our security and to our way of life. you see what is happening out there, they are threats. we will confront them, we will win. but they are threats. donald trump can expect a more hostile reception when he arrives in hamburg laterfor the g20 summit, anti—globalisation and environmental demonstrators will be kept at bay but the american president may face tough questions from his fellow leaders on issues like global warming and protectionism. well, as we heard, president trump will be at the summit of g20 nations in hamburg tomorrow, where he and vladimir putin are expected to hold their first face—to—face meeting. live now to hamburg. yes, donald trump and many of the
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world's most powerful leaders will be heading to hamburg for the latest 620 be heading to hamburg for the latest g20 summitand be heading to hamburg for the latest g20 summit and it is not overstating things to say the next few days might decide how the world's responds to some of its most pressing problems. there is a genuine divide between donald trump and some of the other leaders in hamburg as to how to respond to issues of immigration, climate change and trade. there will be some who question whether donald trump ought to look at extreme of them in the same context as the threat of natfhe germany and how that was fended off in the 1940s. in the run—up to these kinds of summits, there are different groups trying to encourage leaders to take on one policy or another. we have someone from an organisation called youth
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20. you and how many others? 73 delegates. you came together earlier in the month and found points of agreement. we negotiated the policy, the 15 areas that germans have identified as priorities and we wrote a communique that was delivered to angela merkel and hopefully our countries will be able to follow up on that and incorporate that into the 620. i have covered quite a few summits over the years and quite often there is a youth element. there is sometimes a sense that it element. there is sometimes a sense thatitis element. there is sometimes a sense that it is there to tick a box but the people with real power are not listening. what has been your experience? angela merkel took 90 minutes out of her day to hear the policies and ask questions. it showed that she cared. they did not feel like a box being ticked however
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we will be looking for the outcome of the communique to see whether youths are recognised as critical partners or a box to tick. what were you telling her to do? we talked about how youth unemployment is a huge issue and there is a skill gap when it comes to digitalisation in more advanced economies. civil society strongly supports the paris agreement and countries need to take priority on the issue of climate change. we want our society is to be welcoming to refugees and the systems to be stronger so be book can comment and thrive. donald trump would exceed that youth unemployment is isa would exceed that youth unemployment is is a problem but he might argue that you want to step away from the kind of free trade that angela merkel supports. we recognise global trade is an absolute must that the way that our global economy works
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but we need growth that is inclusive and involves everybody. avoiding corporation that the rich corporation that the rich corporation hiding their money away in tax ever done looking towards policy that lists everybody up. not very farfrom here policy that lists everybody up. not very far from here there is going to be very big protests. people who object to the g20 and how we organise our world. what do you say to people who have those profound concerns about the leaders coming to town? there is a definite grievance that people have raised and it is fabulous they are voicing those concerns. the point have it tin of these four way and hopefully not have a viole nt these four way and hopefully not have a violent process. it is great that they give for getting involved in trying to year their voice. that they give for getting involved in trying to year their voicem that they give for getting involved in trying to year their voice. it is absolutely certain that thousands of protesters are going to turn out and it is certain that thousands of police officers will be keeping an eye on what they are doing. we do not know how the protesters going to play out but we will keep everyone
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posted. with less anti—globalisation protest coming up in some ways many of the leaders coming here accept that the current iteration of globalisation has not been working, that in some way is that contributed to donald trump's collectively, to the brexit vote and emmanuel macron winning. the challenges if it is not working for everyone, what is our response? what is fascinating is that donald trump and some of the other leaders fundamentally disagree on what the response should be. a quarter of adult care services in england are not safe enough, according to the watchdog. the care quality commission says most services are good, but the quality of some is "fragile and precarious". in some cases, people are not getting enough to eat and drink, and not being given the right medication. this report by our social affairs correspondent, alison holt, contains some upsetting images. mum, can you open your
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eyes just a little? bernie jarvis carefully gives her mother lunch. the front room of the family's birmingham home has become 78—year—old betty's bedroom. they want her close by after discovering the sort of poor care highlighted in today's report. betty, who has dementia and heart problems, was in a nursing home. the family had concerns, so put in a secret camera. it soon showed a care worker pushing the chair betty was slumped in sharply towards a desk. then, when betty objects to her top being changed, her head is slammed back into the chair. no, i don't want to. ahh! last february in court, the care worker accepted her actions were reckless rather than intentional. she was given a 12 month community order. query everything. don't let them dismiss you. because they did with us for about eight months. and i wish we had pursued it a lot quicker than we did,
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because mum probably wouldn't have suffered the way she did. today's report by inspectors says most care in england is good or outstanding. even so, a quarter of all services including home care and residential homes failed on safety, and 37% of nursing homes were not safe enough. also, when reinspected, quality of care in some good homes had deteriorated. what we're seeing in these services that are deteriorating is how fragile and precarious quality in adult social care is. that's the reason why we have to make sure that everybody understands that quality matters. providers have got to focus on that, and commissioners and funders have to make sure funding is available to ensure that people get the quality of care they deserve. campaigners say the report is an indication of the pressure that social care is under because of increasing demand and underfunding.
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for individual older people and their families that means they are facing a degree of russian roulette. will they get good care, will they get any care? will it be affordable? will the carer turn up? will the care, if they get it in a care home, be safe? will there be a nurse in a nursing home? these are such fundamental questions and it's unfair to expect older people to be facing them at their most vulnerable time in their lives. the government says the poor care experienced by some families is completely unacceptable, and that as well as putting in more money, it will be consulting on how to play social care on a more secure footing for the future. the chairman of the iraq war inquiry, sirjohn chilcot, has told the bbc that tony blair was "not straight with the nation" in the run—up to the war 14 years ago. speaking a year after the report was published, sirjohn said mr blair was "emotionally truthful"
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in the evidence he gave the inquiry, but relied on beliefs rather than facts. a spokesperson for tony blair said sirjohn was clear that mr blair had not "departed from the truth". sirjohn chilcot spoke to our political editor, laura kuenssberg. do you feel the politicians you dealt with were as straight with you as they ought to have been? i think i'd need to distinguish. they adopted different approaches. and i have to name names because these were public sessions. tony blair is always and ever an advocate. he makes the most persuasive case he can. not departing from the truth. but persuasion is everything. advocacy from my position. do you believe that tony blair was as straight with you and the public as he ought to have been? can i slightly reword that to say, i think any prime minister taking a country into war has got to be
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straight with the nation and carry it, so far as possible, with him or her. i don't believe that was the case in the iraq instance. do you feel he gave you the fullest version of events? i think he gave... i hesitate to say this, rather, but i think from his perspective and standpoint, it was emotionally truthful. i think that came out also in his press conference after the launch statement. i think he was under very great emotional pressure during those sessions, far more than the committee were. he was suffering. he was deeply engaged. in that state of mind and mood, you fall back on your instinctive skills and reactions, i think. but he was relying, you suggest, therefore on emotion, not fact? both. an unemployed man from west sussex
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who killed two of his former girlfriends five years apart has been sentenced to life imprisonment. robert trigg was convicted of the manslaughter of caroline devlin in 2006, and the murder of susan nicholson in 2011. both women were found dead at their homes in worthing after a night out drinking with trigg. duncan kennedy reports. a convicted double killer, but even on his way to be sentenced robert trigg's arrogance and contempt was today made clear. they should be here, not me. his victims were caroline devlin and susan nicholson, both killed by robert trigg, and he nearly got away with it. he claimed he had accidentally rolled over on to susan nicholson as they slept in their home in worthing, but he never called 999, leaving it to a neighbour to talk to the operator as he lurks in the background. could you ask him to tell you why
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he thinks it looks like she is dead? why do you think she is dead? i think the suffocation. but susan's elderly parents refused to accept it was an accident and hired their own pathologist who found susan had in fact been suffocated by robert trigg and they say it has been a six—year fight forjustice. it is a disgrace, really, the way we were treated, absolute disgrace. they treated susan as if she didn't matter. as if she was of no consequence. five years earlier there were no suspicions either about the death of caroline devlin but she had also been killed by trigg. the judge said he was responsible for these senseless and brutal deaths and jailed him for a minimum of 25 years and the judge also praised the women's families for what she called their quiet and patient behaviour. sussex police have now admitted that they made mistakes in the initial investigation.
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sussex police are very sorry that we didn't previously present those facts to the court but what they gave us was new evidence that we did not have at the time. two deaths, five years apart, but no coincidence, and now the man responsible is beginning a life sentence. duncan kennedy, bbc news. donald trump when bill—mac warns against the threats of terrorism and extremism. john chilcott suggests that tony blair was not straight with the nation. the care quality commission says drug errors, lack of staff and falls are major problems.
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kyle edmund is a set down in the second round. it is going with sick bill—mac serve in the second set. he is hoping tojoin the bill—mac serve in the second set. he is hoping to join the four other britons who made it through to the third round. novak djokovic is up in his match. he has outplayed his opponent so far. england are struggling on the opening day of the first test against south africa at lords, losing four wickets before getting to 100. i will be backjust after half past. the bbc has found that more than 100 people in the uk have now been convicted of terrorism offences relating to syria and iraq. the director of public prosecutions has warned that would—be extremists may try to carry out attacks in britain if they're unable to travel abroad to join the islamic state group. our home affairs correspondent june kelly reports. the face ofjihad in the uk.
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0ver100 people jailed for offences linked to so—called islamic state. the oldest, a driving instructor of 63 from luton. the youngest, a schoolboy, just 1a when he incited a terrorist act overseas. and a growing number of women and girls have also been drawn in. the terror attack on london bridge, one of three islamist—inspired atrocities in recent months. two of the men responsible are said to have wanted to go to syria tojoin is, but were unable to travel. they are among the rising ranks of thwarted foreign fighters, and the director of public prosecutions told me that could increase the terrorist threat here. we need to be acutely aware that if people can't go to syria, and we have seen this in some of the cases that we have prosecuted, they may plan an attack here, instead. or they may do more to radicalise other people to attack.
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at this youth centre in east london they use activities like boxing to try to engage young people and fight the extremist ideology which they can be exposed to. here they have years of experience in tackling radicalisation head on, and there's concern that government attempts to clamp down on extremism could end up alienating muslim communities. going into communities, penetrating the wall of silence, having the credibility, having the trust, without the community trust, without the community engagement, we can't have conversations, we can't have effective programmes. but especially since the attacks in london and manchester, there is a premium on community involvement, according to ministers. we have to work with the communities to deliver counter—terrorism. that's where we get information from. diversions for young people if they're being groomed, so we are incredibly alert to those issues. we do make sure to remind people that it's really about safeguarding
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people from being exploited. some of the hundred plus convicted have now served their sentences and are back in the community. 0n the battlefields of syria and iraq, is may be in retreat, but support for its ideology shows no sign of diminishing. june kelly, bbc news. let's speak to professor michael clarke, a former director of the defence think—tank the royal united services institute. hejoins us from our central london studio. muttering that report what do you think this means for the security services and the way in which they view the home—grown terror threat? it shows that it is a long—term threat. it has increased since 2014. they saw this coming. i remember a number of security officials saying once the war in syria and iraq had
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become really serious they said we cannot keep up with the attraction that that poses. when britain is fighting in iraq and afghanistan that attracted some jihadists to it but the fact that this battle for islam is going on across the land is a magnet for anything —— greater than anything that the securities overseas have faced in the past. these numbers are not surprising and may increase. what is striking is the range of people that they involved. the youngest was a schoolboy of 14. yes. there is no profile for a terrorist. they come in all shapes and sizes and all genders. there are some patterns. sometimes it is converts. very often young men with a history of petty crime who have come to colleges commitment relatively late in the last couple of years before coming to terrorism. you can see some
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patterns but you had as, based on this interpretation of islam, a peculiar interpretation of the great world of islam, that is attracting a broad range of people, and although the absolute numbers are small they are still big enough to pose the security services quickly challenge. where do you stand on the argument for greater legislation to deal with people like this? you do not need more legislation. the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation said this. we have some of the most draconian counterterrorist legislation in the world partly because we have lived with terrorism since the days of the ira in the 19705. since the days of the ira in the 1970s. we have plenty of legislation. we may want to use it slightly differently. the essence of being defective as intelligence. it is about good intelligence and you can break up these plots before they hatch. this year we have seen three
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dreadful plots and the finsbury park killing. we have had four instances when there were only two from 1998 until 2017. we should not be panicked by that. what britain is doing on counter terrorism is generally pretty effective. there have been well over 100 attempts and only four have worked. the record is a very good one that they have to do more of the same. they have to keep on doing it. they have to do more of everything for the indefinite future. the need for intelligence, surely when it comes to islamist related terror that intelligence has to come from within the community. yes. that is one of the problems the security services have had because by and large the muslim communities in britain did not admit they had a problem until 2005 until the london bombings and even then they were slow to recognise they have a problem like the rest of us. there isa problem like the rest of us. there is a general acceptance there is a
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problem. the prime minister said in the light of the london bid attacks we have to be prepared for difficult and embarrassing conversations and i agree with her. we have to do that but the essence of counter—terrorism is not top—down, it has to come from inside the communities. to create a national discussion, even if it hurts, it hurts all of us, to have that discussion from the ground up is the most important single thing we should be trying to do in the next two or three years. thank you. and you can have a look at our database on the bbc website. it's the most comprehensive public record of its kind. just go to bbc.co.uk/news. at least two people have been killed and 18 others are missing after widespread flooding in southern japan. unprecedented torrential rain and overflowing rivers have forced almost 400,000 from their homes. in fukuoka, water surges inundated
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buildings and roads, and forecasters are warning of more heavy rain. the rains have come early and in unprecedented levels. 18 centimetres in some areas. more than double the usual amount for this time of year. worst hit by the floods, fukuoka included, rural areas. worst hit by the floods, fukuoka included, ruralareas. this worst hit by the floods, fukuoka included, rural areas. this farmer has crops ruined and described how he watched as his land was swept away and rescued three hours later clinging to an electricity pole. 7500 troops and emergency workers have been mobilised. the devastation the worst seen by this woman in her lifetime. 0thers fear for those left behind. this woman waiting to hear
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news about her son and daughter still stuck in their car in the water. railway lines, roads and bridges have been washed away but they can be built. the priority for they can be built. the priority for the priorities is locating the missing including reports of at least one child being swept away by a river as it burst its banks. older people are more likely to urge others to see a doctor for signs of lung problems than to go themselves, according to a new survey. the poll is part of a campaign to highlight the symptoms of lung cancer, lung disease or heart problems. they include getting out of breath doing things you used to be able to do, or having a cough that lasts for three weeks or more. 0ur correspondent sarah smith reports. even when a simple stroll left him struggling for breathjohn admits he thought twice about going to the gp, but, unlike many older people he did go, and he says it's a good job. it made a tremendous difference because in both
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cases of breathlessness i was actually suffering from something quite serious, angina or heart failure, and they needed to be dealt with quite promptly. so it was just as well i went and did not hesitate too much. public health england say far too many people wait for weeks before going to see their doctor. about breathlessness or a persistent cough. and of the people asked a third said they were worried about wasting their gp‘s time. lung cancer and lung and heart disease cause more than 150,000 deaths a year but while most people would urge family and friends to see their gp many fewer would contact the doctor if it happened to them. that, says the body tasked with improving the nation's health, must change. it makes a difference if you present early because you can have important treatment, diagnosis, and even if you can't save somebody‘s life you can
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enable them to live better with their symptoms. in the new campaign dame esther rantzen talks about her late husband's treatment for heart disease. it was crucial he went to the gp. he had to be persuaded by telling him it was something macho like an executive checkup but thank goodness he went because it gave us 15 extra years we would not have had. john says that first visit to his gp means he is managing a potentially very serious condition. the campaign's aim is to ensure many others will take the same action. the actress carol lee scott, who was best known for playing grotbags the witch, has died at the age of 74. i want no bad news! she appeared in children's programmes in the 1980s and early 1990s, including rod hull's emu's world. herfamily confirmed the news on social media, with her niece gina mear writing on facebook on wednesday that the actress had "lost her brave fight against cancer".
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we have had some thunderstorms around the english channel and across northern england and southern scotland. this afternoon, a chance of isolated showers, storms across england and looking drier in the west of england and wales. getting hotter the further south and east you go. tomorrow, more cloud filtering south, across northern ireland and scotland and then further south. the south—east
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keeping a good deal of sunshine, 102 light showers. temperatures in scotland, 16 or 17. hello, this is bbc news. president trump has called for a defence of western civilisation and values. speaking in poland, he has promised to defeat radical islamist terrorism. security has been stepped up in hamburg ahead of the g—20 meeting taking place on friday. thousands of people are expected to protest on issues including climate change. inspectors warn that a quarter of home care services in england are ‘fragile and precarious'. the government have said it's unacceptable that standards have dropped below safe levels. a year after his long—awaited report was published — the chairman of the iraq war inquiry, sirjohn chilcot, has told the bbc that tony blair was ‘not straight‘ with the nation.
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now let's get the latest sport news. not looking too good for the brits at wimbledon. but i will start with the cricket, joe root has led the england test team for the first time in the opening match of the summer against south africa at lord's. a good start by winning the toss but it didn't last. alastair cook out for three, followed by others. gary balla nce for three, followed by others. gary ballance was old for 20 before lunch. joe root was on his way to a half—century, currently on 48 and england are on 126—4. day four at wimbledon, lots for british fans to
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cheer about. there is the possibility of a fifth player making it through but kyle edmund is not having the best time on court at the moment. catherine downes is that the all—england club and has the latest. hi, jess, don't write off edmund just yet, not doing too badly. he is playing against gael monfils. he said he was struggling but he is not doing too badly at all. he lost on a tie—break to gael monfils. he was broken in the third game of the second set but broke back in the six and hasjust second set but broke back in the six and has just held second set but broke back in the six and hasjust held his service game to laugh, so just and hasjust held his service game to laugh, sojust moving ahead, 4—3 to laugh, sojust moving ahead, 4—3 to kyle edmund on centre court, playing gael monfils, a man who was
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beaten in the final at eastbourne la st beaten in the final at eastbourne last week by novak djokovic, again, gael monfils on good form on grass coming into wimbledon and the man who beat him in eastbourne is playing on court 0ne, we will see how novak djokovic is getting on now and that is as you might expect if you are a czech republic fan because his czech opponent is not putting up much resistance to novak djokovic. 6-2 much resistance to novak djokovic. 6—2 for the second set, 2—1 to novak djokovic against pavlasek. novak djokovic against pavlasek. novak djokovic only got one set in his first match because his opponent retired, so already longer on court here in his second—round match. if here in his second—round match. if he finishes soon, he made pop over to centre court, where his good friend is taking on the great
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champion roger federer, he may need all the support he can get as roger federer goes for his eighth wimbledon title. thank you. winter football, some big transfer news this morning, sources at manchester united have told the bbc united have agreed a fee every region of £75 million for everton striker romelu lukaku, it is hoped the deal be completed before united begin a summer completed before united begin a summer tour of the usa. another big transfer, toni duggan has signed for barcelona, the first english player tojoin the barcelona, the first english player to join the spanish giants since gary lineker. that was 31 years ago. 0ther gary lineker. that was 31 years ago. other news from manchester city on a two—year deal. other news from manchester city on a two-year deal. barcelona is the biggest club in the world and i want to come here to be part of that. i have a lot of success in england and i'm looking forward to more success. there is one trophy in the cabinet missing for me and i spoke to
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barcelona and their ambition was to win the champions league and matched my ambitions. a huge move for toni. thank you. as we've been hearing, the chairman of the iraq inquiry, sirjohn chilcot, has told the bbc that the former prime minister, tony blair, was not "straight with the nation", or his inquiry, about the decisions made in the run—up to the iraq war. 0ur assistant political editor norman smith has been speaking sirjeremy greenstock — former british ambassador to the united nations at the time of the war — about sirjohn's comments. they said john chilcott interview has reopened many old arguments about the iraq war, one man at the centre of the run—up to the iraq war was sirjeremy greenstock, british ambassador to the un and hejoins me now. i suppose the central and perhaps most damning critique we have heard from sirjohn today is the suggestion that tony blair was not straight with presenting the
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case for war to the british people. you were there at the time, is that afair you were there at the time, is that a fairjudgment? i was in new york, i think there's a lot of hindsight and judgment. i think he was being a straight as he could to produce the arguments he felt were relevant to british interests in dealing with saddam hussein as a danger to uk interests. what he was not entirely comprehensive about where the actual reasons for going to war as chilcott brings out in the report and looking at all angles of how much could play out if they were tested legally or politically. that sounds like you concur with sirjohn in suggesting that tony blair was always an advocate, he sought evidence to buttress his beliefs and perhaps did not take into view all the conflicting arguments?” not take into view all the conflicting arguments? i think every political leader does that, if they
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think they're onto the argument in the interests of where they're going, usually the national interest, they will push those arguments. and tony blair was a magnificent and the cat. i think chilcott has shown that in some areas, hisjudgment chilcott has shown that in some areas, his judgment was flawed, particularly on the, i am with you, george, whatever. the note tony blair wrote to george bush? yes, his lieutenants, they really tried to pull him back from that, saying that goes too far but he was so convinced he needed to be with his major ally after 9/11 , he needed to be with his major ally after 9/11, that he wanted to say that and he hadn't fully thought through the consequences, nor did he wa nt to through the consequences, nor did he want to have a big debate about what those consequences where. how significant a mistake was that? well, i think it pulled us into a war that the uk was not fully co mforta ble war that the uk was not fully comfortable with money claiming we we re comfortable with money claiming we were not comfortable with with a public and a parliament that wasn't
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at ease with where we were going, farfrom at ease with where we were going, far from it. but at ease with where we were going, farfrom it. but he at ease with where we were going, far from it. but he felt that his record so far was sufficiently strong, his experience in sierra leone and kosovo and afghanistan before that, showed that you could drive these things to a conclusion that he had great confidence that he could do without. sirjohn chilcott suggests tony blair significantly overestimated his ability to influence the americans?” overestimated his ability to influence the americans? i think everybody, from the outside of the united states, thinks they can have more influence with the americans than they do. i worked for ten years in my career inside america and americans talk to americans when it comes to the crunch. but i do think we held them back for a while, i do think we brought them to the un, i do think we had some effect on the way they handled iraq after the invasion. the most of that was too late and too little. given all that,
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do you think the war was a mistake? i'm not sure the war was a mistake, we got rid of a problem, i think planning for the aftermath was a pretty big mistake and continue to bea pretty big mistake and continue to be a big mistake once we had lost control of the security situation. if we have got that right, i think the argument about the war would have been a completely different one. do you think we would have gone to war when we did if tony blair had not been prime minister?” to war when we did if tony blair had not been prime minister? i think the americans would have gone anyway. the brits really small part of their calculations as to whether to go forward , calculations as to whether to go forward, the americans were going to 90, forward, the americans were going to go, it wasjust forward, the americans were going to go, it was just a question of, forward, the americans were going to go, it wasjust a question of, like harold wilson over vietnam, where we stayed right out of it and took some yea rs stayed right out of it and took some years to stayed right out of it and took some yea rs to recover. stayed right out of it and took some years to recover. listen to john chilcott, he thinks tony blair was a central force in what he calls the rush to war, given the americans we re rush to war, given the americans were going, is it possible that another prime minister might not have made usjoin another prime minister might not have made us join them? that is of
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course possible but i do not agree with your characterisation of what john chilcott said, i don't think tony blair ever really wanted to go to war, he wanted to find another way, he was desperate, i worked with him on that, to find another way to persuade saddam hussein to back out without war, he was in the aussie was dragged into it that he realised, he couldn't escape the fa ct realised, he couldn't escape the fact he had handcuffed himself to the american bandwagon.” fact he had handcuffed himself to the american bandwagon. i suspect many people would find that analysis strange then that note, which tony blair wrote to george bush, saying, we will be with you, whatever, that surely sounds like a green light to war? you but i don't think that's what he meant. i don't think david manning and jonathan powell believed thatis manning and jonathan powell believed that is what he literally meant. what he was saying was, george, you have been through pain, i will stay with you on this, let's find a way of handling it. he wasn't going to do his commitment to his friend, the
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president. sirjeremy greenstock, thanks very much. we have heard from tony blair's office today and they stressed that from their perspective, sirjohn chilcott‘s comments today underscore the fact that mr blairdid comments today underscore the fact that mr blair did not lie or mislead the country. studio: norman smith talking to sir jeremy greenstock. police investigating the manchester concert attack that killed 22 people including seven children — say they believe other people were potentially involved. police have given a briefing this morning — which our news correspondentjudith moritz was following. we have been hearing from detective chief superintendent russ jackson, who is in charge of the northwest council terrorism unit here. we had a briefing inside greater manchester police headquarters which was on the record but off—camera, despite us asking on many occasions for camera interviews with the head of the
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unit, russ jackson, he was not prepared to do that today, so what i will use information we have been given inside the briefing. we were told he would not do those on camera interviews because it is not something which he feels able to do because of operational reasons. that's the reason he's giving. in terms of the information we are learning today, which is newcomer that point about whether or not the bomber, salman abedi, they don't believe he was pa rt abedi, they don't believe he was part of a large network. they thought this initially and arrested a number of people, 20 people were questioned over a period of time and we re questioned over a period of time and were in custody, they said that working through that period of questioning they no longer believe that abedi was part of a large network but that does not mean that other people were not aware of what
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was happening and he has gone on to say it is possible that further arrests may yet happen, this investigation, he was keen to stress, or something that was going to run for many months and they cannot rule out the possibility that more people may yet be arrested but they did want to explain that the large network perhaps suggest that the beginning is no longer something they consider happened. but they are very keen to speak to salman at a deep's brother, who is in libya, who is being held at the router force deep's brother, who is in libya, who is being held at the routerforce in libya, that is what we were told today. their chances of speaking to the brother of abedi, they were told, that the campus edition service has been engaging with the libyan authorities over that. we are not given specific information on how likely was the detectives from the uk would be able directly to question abedi's brother, other than
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that liaison is something which is happening and they are hoping to do so. happening and they are hoping to do so. other information we were given, we now know that salman abedi was walking around manchester for several hours before he detonated his devastating bomb at the arena in manchester on the 22nd of may. police say they do not believe he was looking to target anywhere else, they think he was intending to go to manchester arena, they do have cctv of him walking around the city centre for what they say was several hours with his bomb that evening. lots more information still to come, we're just finished the briefing that those are the main lines of what the police told us. that was judith moritz. in a moment, a summary judith moritz. in a moment, a summary of the business news. first, the headlines... 0n summary of the business news. first, the headlines... on a visit to poland, president trump calls on people in the west to stand up for their values as he warned against
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their values as he warned against the threat of terrorism and extremism. 0ne the threat of terrorism and extremism. one year on from the publication of his report, the chairman of the iraq inquiry, so john chilcott, says that tony blair felt to be straight with the nation in the run—up to the invasion of iraq in 2003. inspectors more than a quarter of care services for adults in england are not safe enough, the ca re in england are not safe enough, the care quality commission says drug errors, lack of staff and falls are major problems. now, the business news. the eu and japan have reached agreement on a major trade deal in brussels. the agreement paves the way for trading in goods without tariff barriers between two of the world's biggest economic areas. among the big winners — the car industry. the eu will scrap a 10% duty onjapanese car imports — while japan will remove barriers to entry for european auto—makers. banks and other financial services firms need a transition period after the uk leaves the european union — so says the fca's chief executive andrew bailey. he also went on to say in a speech this morning, that the eu is a strong proponent
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of free trade, and that it is in no—one's interest to impose trade restrictions. however, speaking in brussels today, mr barnier warned it will not be possible for the united kingdom to enjoy the benefits of the single market after brexit. energy regulator 0fgem has launched an investigation into whether british gas breached rules on charging termination fees. 0fgem licence conditions say energy firms shouldn't charge termination fees if fixed term contract customers switch suppliers within a 49 day period before the expiry of their contract. the eu and japan have reached agreement on a major trade deal in brussels — covering everything from cars to cheese. it comes despite doubts around the world about free trade deals — and the rise of trade protectionism in the us under the trump administration. japan and the eu account for about a third of global gdp — that's over 21 trillion dollars. both sides believe their trade relationship has room to get even bigger. so how is this deal
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being viewed in the us? michelle fleury is at the new york stock exchange — michelle, what has the reaction been? this comes months after president trump crashed the trans—pacific partnership. how could this deal affect the us economy? we have to think of it notjust has a trade deal but as a strategic partnership, that was the thinking behind the ttp, which as you pointed out, donald trump scrapped, and we're now seeing this agreement between the eu and japan as something that they had huge difficulty resolving some issues with, but since the trumpet ministration came to power and the talk of america first, there was concern about what that might mean for globalisation and it has spurred these two back to the table to resolve their issues and come to this agreement, i think the united states, it is a signal that the rest of the world is prepared to move
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forward without tapes, when it comes toa forward without tapes, when it comes to a liberal trade agenda. could we see a new bilateral deal between the us andjapan? see a new bilateral deal between the us and japan? if you listen to donald trump, that has certainly been our approach, they are less interested in reaching agreements with both sides can win but more where there is a winner and loser and some of the countries they have had issues with, in terms of the site of the trade deficit, japan, mexico and germany, so, i would imagine they would like to try to reopen and renegotiate things and it will be interesting to see what donald trump has to say while the 620 meeting. the treasury secretary at the time in march refused pointedly to commit globalisation but only trade deals that would be good for america and i think there isa good for america and i think there is a lot of concern about what that means in practice and watch a deals go forward, what the us will look like? hasn't been any reining back
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of the protectionist stance president trump has had all the way through the campaign trail, now that he is actually become president? well, the biggest trade deal up until now was nasdaq, that included canada, mexico and america. —— nafta. donald trump is promised to re—negotiate that. those talks begin on august 16. we're waiting for an hour, the review of the steel industry. it is early days but we still expect to see the results of some of those first moves the administration is making on trade. thank you. shares in associated british foods rose today after the company reported a better—than—expected performance from its primark clothing chain. ab foods said third—quarter revenues were up 13%. the firm said its results were better than forecast because of "stronger profit delivery from primark". in the uk, primark‘s total sales for the year to date are up 9%.
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house—builder bovis has set aside a further £3.5m to deal with customer complaints over flaws in its homes. some customers said homes were sold unfinished, and reported plumbing and electrical faults in new properties. bovis had already set aside £7m to cover the issue. and said the extra provision was to ensure it was "fully resourced" to complete work quickly. and rapper jay—z‘s digital—only album 4:44 has gone platinum within five days — despite limits on who could access it. the music was only available on tidal, the star's own streaming service, and to customers of us mobile firm sprint. the recording industry association of america platinum certification, which requires more than one million sales, is rare for digital—only albums. europe's main stock markets have fallen ahead of some data on usjob creation and after minutes from the european central bank's latest meeting showed the ecb had left the door open to scrapping its bond buying pledge. shares in reckitt benkheser fell 2% after the group's revenues warning especially the fact that the underlying sales picture was also disappointing.
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the share prices down by 1.64%. and easyjet shares are down after unconfirmed reports that its ceo carolyn mccall is a candidate to be the new chief executive of broadcaster itv. that's all the business news. european and japanese scientists are putting the finishing touches to a space mission that will see two satellites joined together and sent to mercury. the mission is one of the most challenging to date. 0ur science correspondent rebecca morelle is at the european space agency's test centre in the netherlands, where she's been finding out more about this exciting new space mission. we have come into the clean room for a last chance to see the spacecraft before it blasts off into space. it
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is called beppe columbo and is heading to mercury, the smallest planet in the solar system and the one closest to the sun. it has been designed to withstand extremes, to get to mercury it must travel towards the sun and that means facing intense radiation and heat. the surface of mercury, it can reach 450 celsius, hot enough to melt lead. that is one of the reasons there is this special white blanket covering it, to help deal with this really hot glare. i have been taken ona tourof really hot glare. i have been taken on a tour of the spacecraft, that is the propulsion unit at the base. it will be tricky because it will be fighting against intense gravitational pull of the sun and the engines will have to break as it travels and then that it gets jettisoned away once it arrives and you have to spacecraft in one. in the middle, this bit has been built bailey european space agency and it
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is going to study the surface of mercury and also here inside to reveal what its core is really like. at the top, this module has been built by the japanese and that will look at the magnetic film surrounding mercury and hopefully will solve one of the key mysteries, why does mercury have a magnetic field when so many other planets do not? it launches next year, 2018, but it will take seven years to get to mercury, so not due to arrive until 2025, so it will be a while before we get the first results back. until now, we have barely scratched the surface of what mercury is like and scientists say this is going to transform our understanding of the planet, so it should be worth the wait. air force one has just landed air force one hasjust landed in germany, this is hamburg, and the president of united states and his have arrived there. he has been critical in poland and russia and on
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the agenda at this week in's g20 critical in poland and russia and on the agenda at this week in's 620 is a meeting with vladimir putin. there are demonstrations planned in hamburg, thousands of protesters triggering a massive counterdemonstration operation by hamburg police, who are saying they are ready for expected trouble, among those protesting, greenpeace activists, who have been shouting the slogan, no to trump, yes to paris, after the americans pulled out of the paris accord. president trump had a warm reception in poland, lots of people out to cheer and waved flags as he addressed them. our correspondent said earlier that many people had been rushed in from rural areas, certainly. things likely to be a bit frosty at the hamburg summit, both inside and outside. lots of difficult issues to
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discuss, not least of which is climate change. angela merkel, the german chancellor, has made it known she is troubled by president trump's decision to pool b i can say is out of the paris agreement and there will be plenty to report on in the day ahead. let's have a look at what is happening in the skies. sarah keith lucas has the latest forecast. we have the heat and humidity still in the south, here is a scene from suffolk. clear skies and sunshine, elsewhere, more cloud, particularly across scotland and northern ireland. portrush, we had scenes like this through the day, grey cloud around. a few showers across
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parts of scotland, heavy in the south and east. across england and wales we could see torrential downpours, particularly through the midlands. but 4pm today, for much of wales and south—western england, looking warm and dry, hot in london, could be higher than the map shows. storms through the midlands, if you do catch one, it could be thundering with torrential rain and surface water. across scotland, cloud brings showery rain. into the evening, the showers tracking through lincolnshire and east anglia and there is a chance with some of the heavy downpours, we could see standing water, surface spray and hailand standing water, surface spray and hail and lightning, also a hazard and could cause traffic disruption. 0vernight, showers fade away,
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becoming drier, some spells of rain across scotland and northern ireland but quite a muggy night. temperatures holding at around 18. after that muggy start tomorrow, another hot and humid day, particularly in the south. the week when a front moves in and we still have temperatures around 29 in the south—east but things get cooler the further north and west you go. highs in glasgow of 17 celsius. this week front is nudging its way northwards bringing light showers but most places trying on saturday, still warm, not quite as hot on sunday. this is bbc news. the headlines at 3pm: on a visit to poland, president trump says the future of western civilisation and values is under threat.
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there are dire threats to our security and to our way of life. the american president has landed in germany on his way to the g20 summit in hamburg. security has been stepped up as tens of thousands of people are expected to protest. a quarter of adult care services in england are not safe enough, and in some cases residents are not getting enough to eat or drink, according to the watchdog. britain's jihadists. new research finds more than 100 people have now been convicted of terrorist offences related to syria and iraq.
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