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this is bbc news. the headlines at apm: donald trump meets vladimir putin for the first time, as world leaders congregate at the 620 summit in germany. 160 police officers have been injured in violent clashes with anti capitalist demonstrators outside the summit. a new development in in the charlie gard case — a group of doctors and experts write to great ormond street hospital advocating giving him a controversial treatment. a man's been arrested in connection with the investigation into the manchester arena bombing. six—year—old bradley lowery, whose plight touched tens of thousands of people, has died after a long illness. a former teacher at a mosque has been jailed a former teacher at a mosque has beenjailed for 13 a former teacher at a mosque has been jailed for 13 years for sexually abusing their children. in the next hour, we'll be live at wimbeldon,
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where heather watson is out — she lost her third round tie to former world number one victoria akarenka — while andy murray will take to centre court later. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. the us president donald trump and russia's vladimir putin have met face to face for the first time — shaking hands at the start of the g20 summit in germany. it follows months of speculation about their relationship and allegations of russian intervention in the us presidential election. the two men are due to hold an official meeting at the summit in hamburg later. with issues like climate change on the agenda, protestors have brought police onto the streets once again today following yesterday's violence. we can go our deputy political editorjohn pienaar, who's in hamburg. we are all becoming experts in body language at the moment, aren't we?
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these leaders finally came together for the hugely anticipated meeting here. the handshake was warm and the pleasantries were even warmer. president trump spoke of his honour ata president trump spoke of his honour at a meeting pugin and putin said he was delighted to meet president trump. you might have said it was surreal but these leaders do a surreal but these leaders do a surreal in a lot of the time. you can't hide the fact of the number service of contention between the white house and the kremlinjust 110w. “— white house and the kremlinjust now. —— the enormous white house and the kremlinjust 110w. —— the enormous areas white house and the kremlinjust now. —— the enormous areas of contention. president putin and i have been discussing various things andl have been discussing various things and i think it's going really well. we've had some very, very good talks. we'll love it up now and that will continue. we look forward to positive things happening for russia, the us and for everybody
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concerned. thank you. it's all very well, but yesterday in poland president trump was fairly aggressive in terms of russian policy in ukraine. when it comes to president trump's discussion of the relation between usa and russia, sometimes he blows hard and sometimes he blows hard and sometimes he blows less hard. he's a lwa ys sometimes he blows less hard. he's always reluctant to condemn it the regime of president putin. yet these issues are enormous, syria, ukraine, the accusation that russia interfered with the democratic process to collect resident. these things are on the air. —— to collect president trump. whatever you call
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this relationship, you cannot call it stable. theresa may came with other problems. among them, the need to assert britain's right to continue to be a major world power. this is after brexit, where you hear people like locate saying brexit could weaken britain's influence. —— people like lord hague. i spoke to theresa may today and suggested that these events have made herjob harder. we can be very timid, we can sit back or we can be bold and that's what we're going to be and we're going to be bold because the united kingdom is facing challenges that we need to address. of course there's brexit and we need to get that right, the talks have started constructively, but we've got a way to go yet — but we know the deep and special partnership that we want with the european union — but there are also initiatives that we will be taking around the rest of the world.
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theresa may denied that britain or her government has been diminished by these events. she insists she can ta ke by these events. she insists she can take the challenge on. today she argues for more action among world leaders to deal with the funding of world terrorism. she talked to the chinese leaders today, urging him to do more to stop north korea. more broadly, brexit is still a work in progress. thank you very much. let's move on. a man has been arrested in connection to the terror attack on magister arena. —— manchester arena. the 19—year—old man was arrested at liverpooljohn lennon airport today. 23 people have been arrested as part of the investigation.
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it's been announced in the last few minutes that bradley lowery has died. he died due to a very type of cancer. he became the clocks mascot. bradley lowery achieved a great deal in his short life. often at his side during these moments was sunderland strikerjermain defoe. they describe each other as best friends. bradley loved sutherland, and the club loved him back. i've kept this in for so long. the 34-year-old broke down when asked about the little boy he calls bride. from the first moment i met himi calls bride. from the first moment i met him ijust couldn't believe that he was the young kid that he was ill. he ran over to me. from that
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moment, it was that instant connection. i was with a few days ago and it was tough to see him suffer like that. he will be in my heart for the rest of my life because his love is genuine. i can see it when he looks at me. bradley has a rare type of cancer that mostly affects young children. syria can you please sponsor me to get a better? —— can you please sponsor me to get a better? -- can you please sponsor me. it didn't stop him from scoring a goal against asmir begovic. commentator: bradley goes straight down the middle. his story went round the world. locals helped open the quarter of a million christmas cards he was sent last december.
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this last birthday party was a bit worried. i see him as my little boy. i'm biased. he's got different plastic personality. everybody talks to him. they made a big fuss of him at aintree for the grand national. over the last few weeks, he led rapidly downhill. his mum posted this picture of bradley and his big brother saying heart was breaking. bradley lowery packed a lot into his short life and made a special friendship. i willjust show friendship. i will just show you the friendship. i willjust show you the patient pick —— facebook page. a brave boy, gone with the angels today. described as, our little
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subdued. with the bravest fight up. a statement from the football club. their thoughts are with the family and friends. he captured the hearts of everybody at the club. he had a beautiful smile that could light up the darkest of rooms. despite battling an illness from most of his life, he demonstrated a bravery and fortitude beyond his years. he was an inspiration. a picture of him in in the arms ofjermain defoe, who has said he was thinking of writing every day since he met him. —— he has been thinking of bradley every day. a group of doctors have written to the hospital late on in street —— quick on the street about charlie
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gard. he suffers from a red granitic disorder —— we are genetic disorder. the doctors felt that the treatment could not improve his condition. the prevalence fought that through the court and wanted to go to america. -- his court and wanted to go to america. —— his parents fought that. the judges agreed with the medical teams that they didn't think this would improve charlie gard's condition and to die with dignity, their works, great ormond street hospital should be allowed to remove his ventilation. he cannot breathe on his own or move on his arm. he is very reliant on the medical and. that was where we are. it was thought last friday that the ventilation would be switched off. the hospital decided to give the
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family more time together. today this letter has been released to members of the press. seven clinicians and researchers. a scientist from cambridge university, two researchers from an institute in barcelona and one from a research scientist at an institution in new york. all effectively says that there is unpublished data which suggests that charlie's brain condition could be improved by this therapy. this goes against all evidence heard during this court case but they say there is unpublished data that goes against this. ideally, this treatment would have been tested on mice first. they say there isn't time in charlie's faced and the final line of the letter says that in light of the new
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information, reconsideration of treatment for charlie gard is respectfully advocated. they are suggesting to look at the research and reconsider the decision is made in court. the letter was handed over to great ormond street hospital this morning and that they are considering it. it's a dreadfully difficult case. the court here and in europe were looking at this from charlie's perspective. they consider what is in his best interest. what do we think will happen now? it's up to the hospital. the legal position is that charlie's best interests are what great honest to have advocated. —— we promise to. we are in the
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position that that is the case. this has come forward and it is up to the hospital to decide what to do next. they have come under huge pressure globally because of this campaign that the parents started. they have fought to keep the child alive and you can understand why. they have had support now from the vatican. support from president trump, sold the hospital at the centre of this is coming under a lot of pressure. —— so that the hospital. an 81—year—old former religious teacher has been sentenced to 13 years in prison after being convicted of 1a child sex abuse offences which involved four girls who were aged just 6 to 10 years old. the court heard that mohammed sadiq had carried out the abuse while teaching the quran to children at the medina mosque in cardiff in a ten—year period — starting in 1996. sian lloyd reports. hiding his face from the cameras, mohammed sadiq's past has finally caught up with him.
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the children he taught called him uncle as a mark of respect but he abused his position of trust and sexually assaulted four young girls. the abuse took place inside the madina mosque in cardiff while sadiq was teaching the koran. one victim described how she dreaded going to the mosque knowing he would single her out. we are protecting her anonymity and her words have been revoiced. it sounds a bit sad but it started to feel quite normal eventually. and because it was every day, i was sort of thinking, yeah, let's just get this over with. the court heard that sadiq had carried out a gross breach of trust, parents had sent children to the mosque after school thinking they would be safe. he had traumatised his victims, touching them sexually under their clothes. other children were prodded with a wooden or metal stick if they misbehaved.
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following his sentence, a statement was issued on behalf of the mosque. all mosques in wales now have child protection policies in place and teachers and volunteers alike are all vetted and closely monitored. his victims told the court that they had found it difficult to talk about the abuse in part because of their muslim culture and faith. today thejudge praised their bravery. sentencing the 81—year—old to 13 years of which half must be served in prison, judge stephen hopkins told mohammed sadiq, you continue to deny your guilt, you have no understanding of the harm and humiliation you have caused. beneath the veneer of respectability, sadiq was described as dark and deviant. he showed his victims no remorse. sian lloyd, bbc news cardiff crown court. this is bbc news. donald trump meets world leaders at the g20 summit in germany,
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including for the first time russia's vladimir putin. a new development in the charlie gard case. doctors and experts have written to great ormond street hospital advocating giving him a controversial treatment. a man has been arrested in connection with the manchester arena bombing. in sport, heather watson dug deep but she lost to victoria azarenka and the third round of the woman's singles. aljaz bedene failed to beat gilles muller in straight sets. england take three wickets. south africa are 103—3 in reply to england's's a58 all out. i'll be
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back just after half england's's a58 all out. i'll be backjust after half past england's's a58 all out. i'll be back just after half past with england's's a58 all out. i'll be backjust after half past with more. the seniorjudge who'll lead the grenfell tower public inquiry has faced angry questions from survivors of the fire and from local residents. sir martin moore—bick listened to their views at a public meeting last night. last week, he admitted it was doubtful that he'd be able to consider the social issues which some people claim have led to a housing crisis. wyre davies reports. i give you my word that i will look into this matter to the very best of my ability and find the facts as i see them from the evidence. a passionate defence last night of his remit and record from the formerjudge appointed to lead the grenfell inquiry. he is already facing calls from some residents to stand down. no, but you don't respect me because you say the government is appointing me to do a hatchet job. not a hatchetjob, you're going to do a taylor report like for hillsborough, which was very technical but didn't deal with the wider issues and it took 30 years for people to be arrested. this is why it's so important to get the terms of reference right and for you to tell me
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what you think it should cover. some grenfell residents are sceptical about sir martin moore—bick, saying he lacks credibility and empathy with survivors and they fear the scope of his inquiry will not be wide enough. others, while frustrated, say sir martin should be allowed to get on with his job. i think sir martin does have something of a credibility problem but i am sympathetic to the fact there are constraints on him as well. i think it's very important that the terms of what he's going to do are clarified quickly. i also think it's very important the residents have the say that the prime minister promised them. three weeks after the devastating fire in which at least 80 people were killed, the government says an inquiry led by a judge with wide powers is the best way of proceeding. i think what we owe the grenfell residents above all is getting to the bottom of why this happened, how it happened and who was responsible, so they can be held accountable. getting the balance right, an investigation that isn't
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drawn out but which addresses the anger of survivors and residents, will be the key to a successful inquiry. food courierfirm, deliveroo, says it'll pay sickness and injury benefits to its 15,000 delivery riders in the uk if the law is changed. the company says at present the law prevents it from offering enhanced rights because it classifies the riders as self—employed. deliveroo riders won three things, flexibility, high wages and the law needs to change to reflect modern working practices. we want to offer riders sick pay and insurers in case they get into on. we wanted to end the trade—offs between security and flexibility. how far could you call, you want to look at
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sickness benefit and injury insurance. what about other benefits that your writers don't get at the moment. pensions, holiday pay, could you go further? this is the beginning of the debate. i sat down with hundreds of writers and asked what they care most about. it was sick pay and insurers for injury. we are open minded to different things. a 1a—year—old girl has died after a crash involving a minibus and a lorry on the a38 kingsbury road in birmingham. the vehicle was carrying school pupils on a school field—trip. this isjohn taylor high school in the village of barton—under—needwood in east staffordshire, not far from burton on trent. the children involved were from this school. they set off on a school trip this morning, and about 9am, as they were heading into birmingham, the crash happened. we are told that the minibus heard 26 people on board. 2a of them were children. as you said, we now know one teenage girl has been killed
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and another is in hospital. other children on board were treated for minor injuries. in the last hour and a half since we've been here, we've seen some of those children come out of the school with their parents, clearly very, very distressed by what happened. this is a close—knit community and a profound sense of shock at the moment. so far, no comment from the school. they are not able to make a statement at this time. we do know that the rest of the children were brought back to the school after the accident and since then have been collected by pa rents. and in terms of the injuries, you suggest nothing too serious? we know that one other teenage girl is in hospital at the moment. we're not sure of her condition. we know that other children on board the minibus were injured. we were told minor injuries. we have also seen some children involved leaving the school this afternoon with no apparent injuries,
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although of course they are very distressed as are many parents. mental health services in england are at risk of being overwhelmed because of rising demand and staff shortages. that's the conclusion of a poll, by nhs providers which found seven out of 10 mental health leaders expected demand to increase again this year. there are concerns that extra money from the government is failing to meet the front line. it takes so much to come out and say, i need help. voiceover: two years ago alice victor was struggling with an eating disorder but her gp told her it would take at least a year before she was referred for nhs treatment. in the end alice went private but,
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thinking back, she remembers that wait as a dangerous time. it takes so much to come out and say i need help and i need professional help, and then to not get it is horrible. and having to wait longer and longer, you get stuck in the same unhealthy thought patterns and your mental illness takes over. a survey of bosses at mental health trusts across england paints a picture of services under pressure. 70% expect demand to increase this year. two out of three trusts say they don't have enough staff to cope, particularly mental health nurses and psychiatrists. and 80% say extra government money intended for mental health is not reaching front line services. we have seen many, many more campaigns up and down the country really talking about breaking down the stigma of presenting for mental health treatment, but that means that demand is going through the roof. and i think we are at risk of mental health trusts being overwhelmed in the near future. the department of health in england said it expected nhs bosses to make sure an extra billion pounds each year reached front line mental health services by 2021. meanwhile, a bbc radio 5 live investigation has found a 16% rise in ambulance call—outs to people
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suffering from suspected mental health problems, adding to the signs the pressure is building across the system. with me is the chief executive of the mental health charity sane, marjorie wallace. we've talked of these pressures before. in the last year, many more high profile campaigns, the royal family, trying to raise awareness of the issue. is this causing a problem? we are all trying to explore the awareness, so that people accept mental illness. we are driving demand, the government itself is doing that with some campaign. on one hand we do that, by
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the other hand, we are closing down beds. we are not recruiting the socratic nurses, six vacancies. we don't have the consultants and doctors. —— the psychiatric nurses, there are 600 vacancies. we have the supply but —— the demand but the supply but —— the demand but the supply is not meeting at. the la billion they said, little is reaching the front line. what is happening, unless it is ring fenced, there has only been a small amount ring fenced for eating disorders, the rest goes into the general budget and get lost in acute services. it's the first thing to go when there is more accurate to fans —— acute demands. when there is more accurate to fans -- acute demands. on the front line, the pressures are perhaps greater than ever. one ambulance crews spoke
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about the need for better training and response times. ijust gave an example, a helpline a view weeks ago, a young man on the roof of the building. talking to our volunteer, saying he is going tojump. we told our person to bring an adverse. the ambulance said they would take 50 minutes. in the end, the security guard saved his life. we are getting these stories of the time, people in crisis, the police are ending up picking up the pieces. people will have to wait many months before they get treatment. the tough fact is that this is reflected in suicide rates. yes, the most alarming figure is that the number of suicides of
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people in communities, under the ca re of people in communities, under the care of crisis resolution teams, has trebled. it's gone down in hospitals and has trebled. we are heading for and has trebled. we are heading for a shipwreck. we've known that. everybody has known that. too many people on board, not enough crew, water coming in, according to the rocks. yet we have been watching this happen. how does this shipwreck converted into figures and germanic literally, thousands and thousands of people, taking the number of children referred. over 70% don't get the treatment advocated. more and more people turned away from accident and emergency. they then wait for the key ministry team to contact them. we haven't... we've
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raised the awareness. that's important because the majority of mental illness is identified in adolescence and early 20s. sometimes earlier. the quicker you can give treatment, the more effective you can be. that's a good thing but it's no good if the trust are simply unable to meet the everyday demand and people are shouted hundreds of miles above the countryjust to and people are shouted hundreds of miles above the country just to find the one or two beds that are left. —— people are moved hundreds of miles. headlines coming up. let's look at the weather. the weekend is just around the corner and the weather is looking fine. a little light rain in the forecast some places. through the rest of the afternoon, blue skies and sunshine across south—eastern england. elsewhere, cloud pushing in
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from the north—west. some drizzly rain across north wales. through tonight, the closed drift further south. that will introduce some fresh air in the north. humid sonata in london. tomorrow, mostly dry. but more cloud europe in compare with what we've got today. the northern half of the country, a brighter day. temperatures around 20 in belfast. by temperatures around 20 in belfast. by the time you get to sunday, some spells of form sunshine. the chance of some heavy showers across england and wales. not everybody will see showers but they could be heavy. not a wash—out. sunny spells in between. good afternoon. this is bbc news. the headlines: donald trump has greeted vladimir putin, as world leaders gather in hamburg
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for the g20 summit. it's the first time the pair have met face to face and they are due to hold talks later today. one hundred and sixty police officers have been injured and water cannons have been used as rioters and anti—capitalist protesters clashed with officers on the streets of hamburg. a group of doctors and experts from across the world have written to great ormond street hospital advocating controversial treatment for severely ill baby charlie gard. a 19—year—old man has been arrested at liverpooljohn lennon airport today in connection with the investigation into the manchester arena bombing. time for the sport, tennis or cricket? starting for the tennis, big day for britain, four in action in the singles, johanna konta's status has been elevated in the women's draw, out on court one at the moment, live pictures, playing
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greece's maria sakkari, world number 101, for the place in round four. johanna konta has started very well, needing only a single break in the first set, she took it, 6—a. already one set up and playing well, these are live pictures, continuing over on bbc one. heather watson looking to reach the second week of the grand slam for the first time but she has gone out, beaten in three sets by belarus's victoria azarenka, former world number one, making sets by belarus's victoria azarenka, formerworld number one, making her grand slam return after the birth of her first grand slam return after the birth of herfirst child in december. another british hopeful went out in the men's draw, aljaz bedene had high hopes of reaching a fourth round of a grand slam to the first time but was beaten by the experience of number 16 seed gilles muller, in straight sets. andy murray due on centre court later, the defending champion taking on italy's fabio fognini, world number 29, champion taking on italy's fabio fognini, world number29, andy
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murray looking to reach the last 16 for a tenth year in a row. he says he expects fabio fognini to be a serious test. in cricket, england have the upper hand over south africa on day two of the second test. england finally dismissed for a58 in theirfirst innings test. england finally dismissed for a58 in their first innings just after lunch. the bowlers are beginning to get into the south african batting attack. they certainly are. good afternoon, it has cooled down a bit at lord's, absolutely sweltering first couple of sessions. this final session should aid the bowlers somewhat. a58 all out, 87 in there from moeen ali, stuart broad a barnstorming 57. it is those two with the ball who have made the breakthrough. the top four in the south african border have gone. stuart broad the first to make the breakthrough, just after lunch. and then it was moeen ali, this was
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the masterstroke, really, from joe root, we knew that he delivered with the bat, getting his own game in order, first match as captain, first big call, really, was to give moeen ali the ball, the second spinner. liam dawson turning it in but moeen ali has two bits, including the stand—in captain, dean edgar, who went forjust over 50. stuart broad has a fourth as well. the top four in the south african order have all gone. a short time ago, 107—a. south africa's morning, taking five wickets, england making only 100 runs. just edging back towards england right now. thank you very much forjoining us. the british and irish lions captain sam warburton says he has "unfinished business" ahead of tomorrow's third and deciding test against new zealand. warburton missed the series decider in australia four years ago because of injury, but he will lead out
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an unchanged side in auckland. for the last four years, in the back of my mind, i have had this tour, i have set my sights on it, i have wanted to be in the test team and play in the last game. if it did not happen you just accept it, i think things happen for a reason. i was delighted when i heard my name read out, to have a chance to play and win it. and sundeland have released a statement, following the sad news that six—year—old fan bradley lowery has died. marcel kittel has provisionally won stage seven of the tour de france,
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third stage win of the year. that's all sport for now. i'll have more in the next hour. president trump has had his first face—to—face talks with the russian leader, vladimir putin, in the german city of hamburg, where world leaders are attending the g20 summit. earlier i spoke to alexander vershbow, a former us ambassador to russia about how the two president would have prepared themselves for this first face—to—face meeting. i think that president putin probably has a good psychological profile of president trump. and will probably come out in a very friendly way, trying to see if he can make inroads, given president trump's previous conciliatory signals about relations with russia. hopefully president trump has been looking at some of the wiliness of president putin, in his tweet he said, he will firmly defend us interests. psychological profile of donald
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trump, when you say that, you mean that he has seized twitter account...? that is that he has seized twitter account. . . ? that is a that he has seized twitter account...? that is a running psychological profile! -- you mean that he is a follower of his twitter account. laughter interesting appointment for the us special envoy to ukraine, what you make of that? if there is ever going to bea make of that? if there is ever going to be a solution, the us has got to get involved diplomatically, i'm very pleased that secretary rex tillerson has got somebody experience to take the role. ukraine must be at the top of the list. people were worried that donald trump would sweep it under the carpet but this is a sign he will not do that. the russians smashed the world order with their aggression against ukraine. we have to get back to a position where we can cooperate with russia. without a solution in ukraine, we'll corporation is not possible. the
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message is, the united states means business? that is how i would like to interpret it, hopefully vladimir putin will come away with that message as well. in the early days of the presidency, trump described by the mid—putin as strong, there was admiration for him, then domestic politics in the united states has got to kick in and the message donald trump needs to send back from hamburg today is, what? here i am, iam on back from hamburg today is, what? here i am, i am on the world stage, i get along with vladimir putin, or, is it: i'm not as close to him as you thought, in fact i was quite frosty. i think he would be helped politically by the latter approach, showing that he is not in anyway naive about the dangers russian foreign policy poses for the united states and europe and for the world. that he laid out important demands of vladimir putin in terms of ukraine. on syria. not defending the regime of bashar al—assad blindly
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the way that the russians have, that will help them domestically get out from under this dark cloud he has been under. you are watching bbc news. the world health organisation says the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhoea is getting much harder to treat. a study by the who across 77 countries suggests the condition, which can cause infertility, is rapidly evolving resistance to antibiotics and it's stressed its essential that research is carried out to find new drugs and a vaccine. three cases, in france, spain and japan, have recently been found to be completely untreatable. sara smith reports. newsreel footage: a life—saving drug, which has revolutionised medical science... ever since the development of penicillin in the 19a0s, gonorrhoea, like a host of previously devastating infections, became little more than an inconvenience for those with access to the new antibiotics. over the years, though, it has become resistant to the drugs available. the options for treating it are running out. it's a very smart organism that has multiple mechanisms by which it can mutate and become resistant to antibiotics. and the evidence is there that it's resistant to many of the antibiotics we currently use and soon there will not be any antibiotics
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available that could be used for this very important infection. there are 78 million new gonorrhoea infections worldwide every year. spread through unprotected sex, if untreated it can cause infertility and can even be passed to a foetus during pregnancy. it's difficult to prevent the chain of transmission with gonorrhoea because if people don't know they're infected, their sex partners won't know to access treatment. and what's especially worrying is that the pace of development for resistance of gonorrhoea is outstripping what we see with other infections. three recorded cases of completely resistant gonorrhoea may be just the start, according to the world health organisation. it says a vaccine will be needed to stop it. at the moment a disease, the dangers of which many had assumed were consigned to the past, is on the brink of becoming untreatable.
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studio: tens of thousands of people will face financial hardship, and be forced into debt, if changes aren't made to the way the new welfare benefit, universal credit, is rolled out. that's according to the charity citizens advice which is calling for improvements. however ministers insist the benefit is working, as our social affairs correspondent michael buchanan reports. voiceover: at the citizens advice office in bridgewater, an increasing number of people are coming in, complaining about universal credit. vicky kelly has had to take the day off work to sort out her problems. she has no internet access at home and struggles to keep up with the online system. yeah, i'm having to take the day off from work to sort this out. they want me to work and yet, you've got to take time off! what's it been like, then, the past few months? terrible. struggling for money,
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having to find other work just to manage. and obviously now, they've stopped it again at the moment, we have to make phone calls, make appointments to come back into thejob centre. and again, it's more time off of work, losing more money. universal credit has been rolled out across britain, six welfare payments such as housing benefit and tax credits being combined into one monthly sum. but problems are emerging: a survey conducted by citizens advice of those people it's helped found over a third of claimants are waiting longer than the six weeks they should for a payment. one in ten people have had to wait over ten weeks for universal credit. more than half have had to borrow money while waiting for their benefit. we are seeing at the moment thousands of people who are seriously worried about their personal situations and cannot fix it because the administration of universal credit is not helping them and the support is not there for them to see their way out of it. ministers insist that universal credit is a success and say most claimants are satisfied with the benefit and that help is available for those with problems. michael buchanan, bbc news. studio: a hundred years ago today
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women were allowed to join the armed forces in the uk. the women's army auxilliary corps began with women working as cooks, drivers and telephonists. commemorations are taking place at the national memorial arboretum in staffordshire. from there sima kotecha reports. voiceover: it happened in the midst of the great war. women were able to join the army. in 1917 on this very day, the first all—women unit was created, the women's army auxilliary corps. it meant they could work as cooks and drivers, freeing up men to go into battle. the unit disbanded in 1921 but its birth paved the way for other military services to include women. i was young, i was 21. 9a—year—old charlotte signed up to the forces during the second world war and worked at top—secret bletchley park, documenting incoming codes. we were at war, we felt we needed to do something and the opportunities were there within the three women's services.
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i don't know that i actually thought it through at that time, but i mean, that's the top and bottom of it. we were here in this island which was being attacked, we needed to do something to defend it. and so you did. and so i did. at the national memorial arboretum in staffordshire, hundreds of those who have fallen are honoured. today a tri—service ceremony took place to recognise what women have achieved in the forces. women make up more than 10% of the uk's regular armed forces and next year they will be able to join infantry units, putting britain in line with other countries such as america. i think itjust gave women a bigger confidence and made them feel that they'd got a bigger part of the military and i feel it's a great opportunity and i think more women should try and join, more women should try for the infantry and prove they can do it.
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however, some of those who have served say sexism can still be an issue and say attitudes must change to make women feel a real pa rt of something they have now belonged to for 100 years. sima kotecha, bbc news staffordshire. studio: in an moment we will have a business spectacle, we will be looking at some of the big business stories of the week. first, the headlines: president trump and the russian leader, vladimir putin, are holding their first ever face—to—face talks after meeting at the g20 summit in hamburg. a new development in in the charlie gard case, a group of doctors and experts write to great ormond street hospital advocating giving him a controversial treatment. a man's been arrested in connection with the investigation into the manchester arena bombing. time for a look at the big business
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stories of the week, and joe lynam is here to take us through them. job numbers in the united states ‘s, better than people thought. debtor bya better than people thought. debtor by a a5,000 jobs. —— better. 222,000 people hired, they had expected 170,000. now, at the rate of replacement, the number of people that arrived in the united states every single month, around 100,000, you need to be creating at least 100,000 to be treading water. this isa 100,000 to be treading water. this is a good bit better than that. the unemployment rate inched up to a.a%, that shows that people are actively looking for work, slightly different system to what we have here in the uk. here in the uk the pound is dipping against the dollar, a slew of relatively pessimistic data out today, construction numbers were
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down, trade deficit has widened notably, and house prices were also down by one of the measures. that has had the overall impact of a bit of sell—off in sterling, it was 132 against the dollar, $1.32, now it is 1.28, it has fallen down. but currencies move up 1.28, it has fallen down. but currencies move up and down all the time. a really big deal between the eu andjapan. time. a really big deal between the eu and japan. interesting one, japan is the third—largest economy the world, the european union is the largest, as a block, they did start talking to each other about five yea rs talking to each other about five years ago. it stalled, then donald trump came into the white house, there was a bit more protectionism from the white house and from certain countries in europe. that seems to have been the impetus to kick—start talks. they have signed agreements between the and japan, not a final deal but it could be decent. a decent gig. a decent gig?
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business terminology, there? that is a technical term(!) business terminology, there? that is a technicalterm(!) laughter. jp morgan, we arejoined by a representative from jp morgan. 222,000 better—than—expected. representative from jp morgan. 222,000 better-than-expected. much better—than—expected, and much better—than—expected, and much better than before, where the numbers were disappointing. the labour market is even better and better every month, that is good at this point in the cycle where you worrying about the fed raising interest rates, can the us economy handled that interest rate rise. this is a good sign that they can move forward, interest rates, and does confirm the strong macroeconomic landscape that the us is in right now. moving back to the uk, relatively pessimistic data out today, what do you think... we saw the impact on stirling today,
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overall, what you think is going on, given the health of the economy? uk economy for the past 12 months has been doing well, considerably, after the referendum result, a lot more weakness was expected. looking at the previous numbers, and the previous indices, it has been doing well. the key thing is to look at our companies and consumers continuing to spend and invest? that is what we will see today, we can numbers, the pound weakens, global investors arm or worried about uk health long term. we still like uk assets but we are not taking large bets within the index, sticking closer to the ftse all share, which has large and small caps, staying between the two, in terms of what brexit and what future growth prospects could look like for the uk. the growth in the uk was 0.296, very modest, what do you think it might be, a lot of people say it might be, a lot of people say it might be, a lot of people say it might be 0.3, 0.a, in the quarter just ended, what is best bet? that
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is very well likely, 0.3, 0.a, the first quarter will always be a bit more damp, summer spending, consumption, 60% of uk gdp, people spending money. given the warm weather, the holidays in the second quarter of the year, we expect better. really, you need to look at overall trends throughout the course of the year. this year could be good, next year, as politics take ce ntre good, next year, as politics take centre stage, growth could be lower, as people are less likely to spend, given how much inflation has taken away spending power in the uk. the you, the japan trade deal, how significant is it and where does britain stand given that it will opt out of the you in a year and a half? great question, global trade has beena great question, global trade has been a big topic, looking at how countries trade with each other, japan has been a standout in terms of growing exports to the world, 12%
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year—on—year export growth, in the la st year—on—year export growth, in the last few months compared to the last year. this is great forjapan in terms of asserting itself on a global stage. for the eu terms of asserting itself on a global stage. forthe eu and terms of asserting itself on a global stage. for the eu and the terms of asserting itself on a global stage. forthe eu and the uk, this is a bigger issue, the eu needs to find additional trading partners if and when the uk leaves. for the uk, it is tougher, clearer example of why la rge—scale uk, it is tougher, clearer example of why large—scale trade deals are not going to be on the table, necessarily, in the future. something to watch, certainly at a time when the uk could benefit from having its own bilateral trade deals with other countries, that remains to be seen in the next few years. nandini rama—krishnan, global market strategist, thank you very much be joining us. -- nandini rama—krishnan. joining us. -- nandini rama-krishnan. you have not got your spectacles with you, you cannot see what they are saying, so we will change the way that we look at the markets! laughter. i was looking at the ftse, green, up
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13.6a, as i and the viewers can see. modest rise, given the data we had this morning, slightly better than some may have expected but the ftse reflects huge giant companies rather than the uk focused company specifically. they are all green. german stock exchange, that is up, and it is having a good day because germany is having a pretty robust economy right now. deutscher aktienindex, if you must know. and the dow, that is because of positive job numbers. people are buying american industrial products.|j job numbers. people are buying american industrial products. i have been told there is no time for the nasdaq. i should forget my glasses more often. inks a lot, be careful
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on the way out! —— thanks a lot. now, if you've flown long haul over the past a0 years, chances are you've been on a boeing 7a7, best known as the... jumbo jet! better than morcambe and wise, this! it revolutionised air travel around the world, making it possible to fly further and for less money. but could the era of big jets be coming to an end? our transport correspondent, richard westcott reports. newsreel: out of the biggest hangar in the world came the world's biggest plane. it's the giant aeroplane that shrank the world — two and a half times bigger than anything else at the time. with its iconic hump, boeing's 7a7 brought cheap flying to the masses. it nearly bankrupted the company, but ended up saving it. newsreel: even as a toy, the 747 makes a formidable armful. this is the aeroplane that gave wings to the world. because of its size, because of its
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range, and its economy. it made it possible for the airlines to fly economically anywhere in the world. but 50 years on, airlines prefer smaller, more fuel—efficient planes, and boeing says it may finally stop making the jumbo jet. but after all that hard work and all those miles, this is where 7a7s come for a quiet retirement. in less than a day, an entirejumbo jet has been reduced to that pile of rubble there. they are just smashing up the last piece of fuselage, and all that aluminium will be taken off and turned into beer cans! some of these seats are going back to the airline, but others have been and all that aluminium will be taken off and turned into beer cans! some of these seats are going back to the airline, but others have been bought by private collectors, who will turn them into quirky office furniture. they've slightly different plans for this jumbo jet. a very rich person has bought the top half of it and apparently they're going to turn it into some kind of social area. and if we actually go
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into the cockpit, you've got all the controls, and apparently lots of enthusiasts from all over the world buy this kind of stuff. nineteen seventy, and the very first 7a7 lands in britain. london's heathrow airport took the arrival of the world's first jumbo jet with surprising ease. it made a big impression on one ogling fan that day. there was a huge thing in the press about this first aeroplane coming in across the atlantic, pan am, and so i had to go and see it. it was a big cuddly aeroplane, it did its best to look after you. it goes for miles, it never runs out of fuel, never comes close to running out, the systems on it, the a00 series, which is the last one, they were modern systems. a digital aeroplane, everything worked. what more could a pilot want? the jumbo isn't the only giant plane struggling for orders at the moment.
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archrivals airbus make the even bigger a380, but sales have been poor and they have also slashed production. but the jumbo isn't finished yet. that hump is there for a reason, the nose comes up to carry freight. it might carry fewer passengers in future, butjumbos full of goods will be filling the skies for years to come. all the headlines coming up in a moment but first, a weather update. the weekend pretty much upon us, bit ofa mix the weekend pretty much upon us, bit of a mix around, warm summer sunshine for us. certainly here is the scene in worcestershire, from one of the weather watchers, showing the beautiful bruce guy ‘s. —— beautiful blue skies. sunspots of
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showery rain, and for wimbledon, things are dry, very small chance of a light shower. predominantly dry. through the course of the evening and overnight, we have the weak cold front, slipping further south, that is going to be introducing fresh conditions across the northern half of the country, for scotland, northern ireland and northern england, temperatures down to ten to 12 degrees, further south, another muqqy 12 degrees, further south, another muggy nights to come, 17 or 18 degrees for many of us through the early hours of saturday. shaping up to be relatively decent for much of the country, reversal in the pattern we have today, southern england and wales will be slightly cloudier, they few showers in the west, further north, more sunshine reappearing. as soon as we make our way into northern england, northern ireland and scotland, we will see
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more sunshine than we have out there, temperatures about 1a degrees in belfast first thing in the morning, rain heading into the far north—west, stornaway, for instance, rain arriving through the course of the morning. most other parts look dry, chance of a light shower. the sunshine should tend to break through the cloud across parts of east anglia and the south—east, more likely to keep the cloud further west across england and wales. in the north, bright day, 20 degrees in belfast, warmer than today, further south, that bit cooler and fresher. heading through into the second half of the weekend, this weather front will bring a bit of rain in the far north—west of the country, for many of us, dry and bright start to the day, there is a chance of seeing some heavy showers building up, particularly across central and eastern parts during sunday afternoon, the odd rumble of thunder mixed in with some of those showers. certainly not looking like a wash—out, long spells of sunshine, it will feel pleasant with a light
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breeze and temperatures 15 to 26 degrees. a bit of a mix of the weekend, dryer, brightand degrees. a bit of a mix of the weekend, dryer, bright and sunny weather, chance of some heavy showers by sunday. today at 5pm — donald trump and vladimir putin have met face to face for the first time at the g20 summit in hamburg. the us and russian leaders say they want to repair ties between their countries after recent strains on the relationship. we look forward to a lot of positive things happening, for russia, for the united states, and for everybody concerned. german police have been out again in force against protestors — after dozens of officers have been injured in the demonstrations. we'll have the latest from hamburg — and we'll be talking to a former mp who was in vladimir putin's party. the other main stories on bbc news at 5pm — seven medical experts have written a letter have written
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a letter to great ormond street advocating that the hospital reconsider its treatment of charlie gard.
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