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hello and welcome to bbc world news. it was the meeting the world had waited for. butjust hours after donald trump and vladimir putin met face to face at the 620 summit in germany, the two sides can't quite agree on exactly what was said. the russians claim their denial of any interference in the us election was accepted by mr trump. but that's not how the americans see it. our north america editorjon sopel reports from hamburg. it's hard to overstate the significance of this meeting, this handshake. two men with nuclear arsenals who could blow the world to pieces. two self—proclaimed tough guys who like to win. but today at their first face—to—face meeting, they were the epitome of restraint and respect. thank you very much, we appreciate it. president putin and i have been discussing various things and i think it's going very well. we've had some very, very good talks. we are going to talk now and that will continue but we look forward
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to a lot of great, positive things happening for russia, for the united states and for everybody concerned. and for his part, vladimir putin said, "i am delighted to be able to meet you personally, mr president, and hope, as you have said, our meeting will yield positive results". the meeting went on over schedule. president trump raised of russian interference in the us election. mr putin denied this, and insurance the russians say, was accepted by mr trump. the foreign minister sergei lavrov said president trump heard clear statements from president putin and that allegations of medley and not true and that russian authorities did not intervene and he
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accepted these declarations. rex tillerson was also in the meeting. he briefed reporters off camera saying the talks went well. the two leaders, i would say, connected very quickly. there was very clear positive chemistry between the two. there were a lot of things in the past that both were not happy about. i think one of the reasons it took for a long time is because, once they met and got acquainted with one another fairly they met and got acquainted with one anotherfairly quickly, they met and got acquainted with one another fairly quickly, there was so much to talk about. earlier it was the family photo with president trump in the strange position and not being centre stage. but forget any headline of, "president marginalised", it seemed there was no shortage of leaders wanting to bend his ear. two big topics —i trade, the other, climate change.
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i was clear to president trump at how disappointed the uk was that the united states have decided to pull out of the paris agreement. and also clear that i hoped they would be able to find a way to come back into the paris agreement. is that possible? i think that's important for us globally. i believe it is possible. we're not renegotiating the paris agreement — that stays — but i want to see the united states looking for ways to rejoin. this evening they had dinner together. but this will be remembered for the first meeting between the united states and of russian leaders. jon sopel. and we've more detail on the discussions at the 620 on our website. including this little comparison of the relative powers of presidents trump and putin. see that and much more at bbc dot com forward slash news. let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news: israel has strongly condemned unesco for passing a resolution brought by the palestinians to declare the old city of hebron a protected world heritage site.
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the prime minister, benjamin netanyahu, called the vote a delusional decision. the palestinians had alleged that israel was carrying out violations in hebron where a small community ofjewish settlers lives in the middle of tens of thousands of palestinians. venezuela's roman catholic church has criticised president nicolas maduro's decision to have the constitution rewritten, saying the plan will turn the country into a military dictatorship. mr maduro ordered the establishment of the constituent assembly in may as protests against his government were gathering momentum. at least two people have died after a fire broke out in el salvador‘s finance ministry. a number of people were trapped for nearly two hours as the blaze spread through the eight—storey building in the capital, san salvador. firefighters have now brought it under control. local media reported that the fire may have been caused by an electric fault in the building's air conditioning system stay with us here on bbc news,
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still to come: a rollercoaster encounter at wimbledon for the world number one. officials on the inquiry into the grenfell tower fire say they hope to hold the first public hearings in september. they have also revealed that the chairman, sir martin moore—bick, isn't minded to extend the consultation period about the inquiry‘s terms of reference, despite pressure from some residents. our home affairs correspondent tom symonds reports. in court, thejudge is the boss, but not here. if i can't satisfy you because you have some preconception about me as a person, that's up to you. this closed meeting was the second time sir martin moore—bick had met the people at the centre of the tragedy he's been asked to explain. i give you my word, i will look
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into this matter to the very best of my ability and find the facts as i see them on the evidence. it was a meeting with tense moments. but you don't respect me because you say the government has appointed me to do a hatchetjob. not a hatchetjob. you're going to do a taylor report, like for hillsborough, which was very technical but did not deal with the wider issues and it took 30 years for people to be arrested. this is why it is so important to get the terms of reference right and for you to tell me what you think it should cover. we did and then you dismissed them on tv. i did not. i think you've misremembered what i said. i will find the clip. the clip, a television interview last week. sir martin was asked if he would consider wider social issues while investigating the causes of the fire. i can fully understand why they would want that. whether my inquiry is the right way in which to achieve that, i'm more doubtful.
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some have demanded more time to respond to the consultation on the inquiry‘s remit. sources say the judge is not minded to change the date that will end, currently the 14th ofjuly. the prime minister will have the final decision, it is hoped by the 20th ofjuly. there are people in this area who say that this judge is not the man for the job but there are also people who are starting to say he should now be allowed to get on with the job. the truth is, this community does not speak with one voice. everybody‘s at different places, so, like, you get some people feel this way, some people feel that way because everyone is handling the trauma and the stress differently. time is needed but time is also of the essence. sir martin's legal pedigree is not in doubt but can this cambridge—educated judge take a community with him? it's a question that has been asked before. after the murder of stephen lawrence, the government appointed sir william macpherson, an establishment figure, to investigate racism in the police.
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he produced a biting report. can sir martin do the same? there's a lot of anger there because people have been denied their rights by the people in the establishment. they see it as the root, the secret of the problem. and he obviously is an establishment figure. 0n the other hand, it does not exclude him from being able to listen and hear. 17 years later, the grenfell inquiry is expected to begin hearing evidence in september. tom symonds, bbc news. the agonising legal battle over the future of the terminally ill baby charlie gard has taken a new turn — great 0rmond street hospital has applied for a fresh court hearing on monday to assess new evidence about possible treatment for him. the courts had ruled that charlie be allowed to die rather than receive experimental therapy, as his parents desperately want. it follows a letter from medical experts asking that the decision not to offer charlie the
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treatment be reviewed. 0ur medical correspondent fergus walsh reports. this little boy's life and whether it continues has become the focus of international attention. charlie gard's parents have campaigned to keep him alive. they've been in despair afterfour courtjudgments backed his doctors, who want to switch off his ventilator to end his suffering. you know, he's our own flesh and blood and we don't have a say in his life. we're not bad parents and we are there for him all the time, completely devoted to him. he isn't in pain and suffering and i promise everyone, i would not sit there and watch my son in pain and suffer. i couldn't do it. they've raised £1.3 million for experimental treatment in the united states, treatment which doctors at the hospital say is futile.
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the night, glimmer of hope. great 0rmond street hospital has said it will reconsider. we are quite happy with today's outcome and we are hopeful and confident that charlie may get the chance now. the pope has already offered to transfer charlie to roam and president trump has treated he will be delighted to help the family. —— to however, there is insufficient time
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to perform these studies, so reconsideration of treatment for charlie gard is respectfully advocated, they write. legally, there is nothing preventing great 0rmond street from withdrawing life support for charlie gard. but interventions by donald trump, the pope, and now this letter claiming new evidence means that doctors here don't feel they can proceed at present. charlie has a rare genetic disorder of the mitochondria, which causes muscle wasting. it is progressive and has devastating consequences. with a serious mutation like this, the prognosis is very poor. the mitochondria supply the energy, really, for every cell in the body, so the heart, brain, they become blind and they have no muscle tone. it's manifested very early and the outcome is death in infancy. so so the dispute will go back to the courts. meanwhile, charlie, at the centre of this legal struggle, remains in care.
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it's a growing trend here and around the world — working in what's known as the "gig economy" where people earn money as and when they do a job and don't have fixed hours or benefits like sick pay and holiday entitlements. it's estimated that a million people work in the gig economy in the uk or 3% of the total workforce. some say it offers flexibility for workers but others call it exploitation with little protection. now, the boss of one of the most high profile firms, deliveroo, says he wants to start giving his delivery riders sick pay but only if the law is changed. he was speaking exclusively to our economics editor kamal ahmed. it is about doing the right thing, don't get me wrong... the founder of deliveroo with a pep talk for staff. he wants to change the company, offer more benefits to riders and move on from the controversies that have stalked the business of on—demand delivery.
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i met will shu at the firm's new and pretty cool london hq to hear the case for fundamental reform of the gig economy. deliveroo riders want three things — they want flexibility, high wages and security. currently, we can only offer two out of three. the law needs to change to reflect modern working practices. do your profits depend on the fact that you don't guarantee them minimum wage, you don't pay national insurance for your riders, you don't pay pensions contributions, you don't pay holiday entitlement? not at all, the self—employment is in order to maintain the flexibility that the riders want. the ability to log in and out, the ability to work for multiple providers. and as i said before, on average in the uk, our riders already earn up to £10 an hour which i said, is a third higher than the national living wage. from the riders, a clear message — yes, deliveroo can be a good employer but things can also go wrong. this man has worked
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for the firm for 18 months. working for deliveroo is great, until things go wrong. i had an accident in which i injured my knee. i needed at least three weeks off, i had to come back to work before i was ready because there is no protection, no sick pay, no holiday pay. deliveroo said they want to put an end to such problems but for critics, this story is only too common. for too many people working in the gig economy, they find that the market is rigged against them. they lose out on basic protections in the workplace, be it the national minimun wage, holiday pay and family friendly rights. there are plenty of people who have done pretty well out of the new world of work and i think to an extent, deliveroo today were getting their retaliation in first. why? i understand next week a major government review into the on—demand economy will leave companies like deliveroo, companies like uber with a stark choice — if you want to continue working
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the way you are, then benefits, national insurance contributions will be the price you have to pay. the review will praise many aspects of the gig economy, flexibility for workers could surface for consumers, a boost for the economy, but a sting in the tail for these new digital firms, reform to ensure nobody is being exploited. it has just it hasjust gone it has just gone through 15 a.m., a reminder of our top stories. presidents trump and putin make progress in their first face to face meeting at the g20 summit. the two leaders agreed on a ceasefire in southwestern syria due to come into force on sunday. let's stay with the g20 and that agreement on a ceasefire in syria. earlier, i spoke to david tafuri, an international lawyer at dentons and former state department official and i asked him if he held out much hope for this deal. we have two wait and see. any
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ceasefire that results in a decline in the violence is a good thing, and i think it is possible that in the short term this will camp down on the violence. but in the long—term there are red flags. each of the previous ceasefires have failed in pa rt previous ceasefires have failed in part because russia and the assad regime has used the ceasefires to consolidate their gains and then in gains in new attacks and violence. this is if i happens in a combat area of the battlefield, in south—western syria, and there have been a number of different things happening in that area, especially along the border with israel. so the us has entered into a new agreement with russia, with respect to this area, but it is also worth noting that most of this area is actually controlled by us backed rebels, and forces. so it is a bit curious that we are now inviting russia in to
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police the ceasefire, which is what the news that suggests. ceasefire also starts in a short amount of time, it starts on sunday at noon local time, and some of the details still haven't even been worked out. so these are some dubious and curious fact that about ceasefire, it seems to have been rushed into edit is not at all clear that the agreements are in place to make it work when the others have not worked. we are told this has been months in the making, but do you think this was a desire to have a big announcement at the g20, when as you say, some details, particular it on monitoring and enforcement, have not yet been worked out? correct, it seems to wait to the payroll to this to include to that we have to thing to include to that we have to thing to discuss coming out of the historic meeting between trump and putin, evidence of that is as you say, some of the details that have not yet been worked out. so that gives me some concern. it also gives
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me concerned that overall a larger deal with russia and with assad has not been worked out on the future of syria. and really, the us and russia should not be engaging in any agreement until they have some common understanding on what is going to happen in syria, and that is going to require assad to step down, maybe not right away, but he must step down for there to be peace in syria. and right now it does not seem that russia is interested in doing that, russia has made no condom eyes on that, and it is going to require russia putting pressure on “— to require russia putting pressure on —— no compromise on that. and it is going to require russia putting pressure on assad to step down. a six year old boy who captured hearts the world over as he endured gruelling treatment for cancer has died. bradley lowery struck up a particularly close friendship with his hero, england forward jermain defoe, who said bradley would be in his heart for the rest of his life. danny savage has more.
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bradley lowery achieved a great deal in his short life. often at his side in those special moments was sunderland striker jermain defoe. each described the other as best friends. bradley loved sunderland, and the club and especially jermain defoe loved him back. it's been hard. i've just kept this in for so long. the footballer broke down yesterday at his new club bournemouth when asked about the little boy he called brads. from sort of, like, the first moment i met him, i just couldn't believe that he was the young kid that was ill. because he sort of run over to me. and i think, from that moment, he wasjust, like, just that instant connection. i was with him a few days ago and it was tough to see him suffer like that. he will always be in my heart. you know, for the rest of my life. because his love's genuine and i can see it in his eyes when he looks at me. bradley had neuroblastoma, a rare type of cancer that mostly affects young children.
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please sponsor me. get me better. but it didn't stop him achieving his dreams, like scoring a goal for sunderland, against chelsea's keeper. it was even voted match of the day's goal of the month. because it's joint goal of the month, we've put the graphics on it. he gives asmir begovic the eyes. begovic goes that way and bradley goes straight down the middle. back in may, his mother said why he was so special. ijust see him as my little boy. i'm biased so i think he's special. but maybe because he's smiley and he's got a fantastic personality. and everyone just kind of took to him. in recent days, as his condition got worse, his mum posted this picture of bradley and his big brother. this afternoon his parents announced he had died. calling him "their little superhero." they said, "sleep tight, baby boy, and fly high with them angels." bradley lowery, the little boy whose football club took him
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to their heart. the short but full life of bradley lowery. wimbledon, and there were four british players in today's third round matches. two made it through — johanna konta and in the last hour, andy murray — winning his match despite dropping the second set. joe wilson was watching. the problem with friday at wimbledon — where to look? british players, two there, one there and one there, too. choose your path. well, study andy murray as he entered centre court. that's just his walk. he'll move fine when the tennis begins. look for some early signs of encouragement. here's one. after murray won the first set, fognini seemed rattled, but he can also do with this with his racket. that's fabio for you.
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it was soon one set all. now murray was under pressure for the first time in the tournament and murray under pressure... well, it can make everyone nervous. still, fognini, apparently hurt, lost the third set 6—1, only to emerge resplendent in the fourth to build a 5—2 lead. 0h, andy, what are you doing to us? well, from the brink, he was then brilliant. murray rolled off five consecutive games. tension hung on every point in a 58—minute fourth set. serving for the match... game, set, match, murray! it all clicked back into place. he was through. it was a very up—and—down match. i didn't feel like it was the best tennis at times. it was a little bit tense today but i managed to get through it. yeah, just a little bit tense. andy murray says he now needs the weekend to rest and work
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on his mobility. that injured hip, of course. but there is another british player looking forward to the second week of wimbledon singles. that's the power ofjohanna konta. too much for maria sakkari of greece, maybe too much for anybody. this match finished 6—4, 6—1 and the enthusiasm of the crowd matched by konta's commitment on court. come on! elsewhere, though, it ended for aljaz bedene and heather watson, both defeated today. so, four british began on friday, two remain. two potential champions? it's a nice thought for the weekend. a controversial art collection is soon to go on display at a museum in switzerland. around a hundred—and—fifty drawings, lithographs and paintings have arrived at the bern museum of fine arts. they belonged to a german collector — and there are questions over whether some of the work may have
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been looted by the nazis. the bbc‘s tim allman reports. opening the door on the past. works of art hidden away for decades which can now be seen for the first time. according to officials, this work was all acquired legally, confiscated from german museums by the nazis. this treasure trove was only covered in 2012, this treasure trove was only uncovered in 2012, an almost unprecedented find. this exhibition and this whole case is not about art history alone, this is always and forever about history and modern history in the 20th century and post—war history, war history. the owner of these paintings had kept them hidden away after inheriting them from his father, but not all the material has been maintained in prime condition. we have mould problems, we have to check precisely so that is our first thing.
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we really have to look closely at the works, and the second part is to do restoration work. adolf hitler was a frustrated artist himself. but his tastes were traditional, to say the least. much of this work was considered degenerate. some of it was displayed in museums but uge amounts were destroyed, some of it was displayed in museums but huge amounts were destroyed, burnt, along with so—called subversive books in giant bonfires. this is just part of a greater collection of some 1500 works of art. researchers are trying to discover if any of them were looted and if so, could they now be returned to the families of the original owners. let's ta ke let's take a look at the weather now. good morning.
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we may only be early on in summer, but on friday we saw the seventh occasion already where we saw temperatures beat 30 degrees. that was at london heathrow airport. at the same time it was only 16 celsius in glasgow. a big contrast temperature wise north to south and those contrasts continue this morning. a fresh but sunny start in parts of scotland, northern ireland, northern england. still pretty muggy further south, with temperatures still about 18—19. but more cloud compared to friday in southern counties. sunshine here and there, but the cloud thick enough to produce a few spots of rain, a few passing showers. misty towards the coast of devon, cornwall and wales. further north the well broken cloud to start the day. yes, a bit on a fresh side. what with light winds and sunshine it will soon warm up for much of scotland, northern ireland and northern england. early sunshine, though, in the hebrides — doesn't last too long. the cloud thickens and we have outbreaks of rain developing widely through the rest of the day. holding onto plenty of cloud in southern counties compared to what we had on friday.
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still the chance of the few passing showers. most will be dry and temperatures down on the 30 we saw on friday but still the mid—20s possible and in the sunshine further north feeling warmer than on friday. it does look like largely dry but cloudy at wimbledon for saturday. only the small chance of a shower. sunday, the chance of a shower later and monday staying largely dry. but the next few days it will be a close call and into saturday night the cloud could produce the odd spot of rain. wet conditions in scotland and northern ireland and windy. that works its way southwards into sunday. the weather fronts grinding to a halt in southern scotland and northern ireland and it's here on sunday where we start with temperatures a bit higher than they were on saturday morning, but plenty of cloud around. still a muggy start further south. misty around southern and western coasts. that cloud breaks up and we have sunny spells coming through. a couple of showers later on. the odd rumble of
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thunder with those. southern scotland, northern ireland, cloudy and damp and compared to england and wales it will be cooler. temperatures in the mid—teens at the very best. through sunday night and into monday that weather system gradually pushes eastwards and itjust holds onto a lot of cloud. developing low pressure around it. it does mean monday will be a story of some sunny spells, but just about anywhere could see showers. some of those on the heavy and thundery side and temperatures, high teens, low 20s at best. this is bbc news, the headlines: presidents trump and putin have discussed the alleged russian interference the us presidential election, during their first face—to—face meeting at the g20 summit, in hamburg. the talks were described as ‘robust‘ and ended with agreement on a ceasefire in southwestern syria, due to come into force on sunday. anti—globalisation protestors trying to disrupt the g20 meeting have clashed with police as violence and looting continues for a second night. nearly 200 officers
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have been injured, one firing a warning shot when he came under attack. german chancellor angela merkel has condemned the demonstrations. venezuela's roman catholic church has criticised president nicolas maduro's decision to have the constitution rewritten. it said the plan will turn the country into a military dictatorship. mr maduro ordered the establishment of the constituent assembly in may. now on bbc news, click.
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