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translation: we have a france? translation: we have a number of disagreements which are in particularjudah the commitments taken by president trump. during the —— that the present campaign. so did i.iam —— that the present campaign. so did i. i am aware of how important that is but we talked about or disagreement. we discuss the matter before president trump reached the decision. should that impact on the decisions we are having on other topics? no, absolutely not. this is the reason why we share the same views and some major common goals on many other topics, all other topics which we have been discussing today and which we shall move forward together. of course the president trump will tell you about it but he has made a number of commitments and will be working together and my
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willingness to continue to work with the united states and president on this major topic i understand it is important to save jobs, that being said we shall work on its road map and continue to talk about it so today there is nothing new unprecedented otherwise we would have told you about it but i believe there is a joint willingness to continue to talk about this and try and find the best possible agreement. as far as i'm concerned i am attached to the framework of the paris accord which has been a major international breakthrough and it is in that framework that i am working on european union. lastly, as you know i never very much want to comment on who we
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know i never very much want to comment on who we are know i never very much want to comment on who we are and what they're doing personally but i can tell you that this evening at the eiffel tower it'll be a dinner between friends. because we are representatives of two countries which have been allies for other and because we have been able to build a strong relation which is dear to me because it matters a great deal for both our countries, it will therefore give me great pleasure to have dinner with you tonight.|j therefore give me great pleasure to have dinner with you tonight. i can reiterate we have a very good relationship, good friendship and will look forward to dinner tonight at the eiffel tower it will be something special and yeah, something special and yeah, something could happen with respect to the paris accord come we will see what happens. we will talk about about over the coming period of time and if that happens it will be wonderful and if it doesn't, there will be okayed, too. but we will see
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what happens but we discussed many things today including the ceasefire in syria and we discussed the ukraine, we discussed a lot of different topics and we briefly hit on the paris accord and will see what happens. mr president camille fbi nominee said if someone in a campaign got an e—mailabout said if someone in a campaign got an e—mail about russia like the one your son received they should let the fbi rather than accept that meeting. is he wrong, also why you'd misled by your team meeting. is he wrong, also why you'd misled by yourteam in meeting. is he wrong, also why you'd misled by your team in not knowing about this meeting mr president, thank you very much. president trump us thank you very much. president trump us that it may have been russia or others who interfered with the us election, is president trump taking a hard enough line on russia?” start off by saying i believe that
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we will have a great fbi director, he's doing really well and we are very proud of that choice, i have done a great service to the country by choosing him. he will make us all proud and sunday will see that and hopefully someday soon. we are proud of him. as far as my son is concerned, my of him. as far as my son is concerned , my son of him. as far as my son is concerned, my son is a wonderful young man, he took a meeting with a russian lawyer, not a government lawyer but a russian lawyer, it was a short meeting, it was a meeting that went very quickly, very fast, two other people in the room, one of them left almost immediately and the other was not really focused on the meeting. i do think that for practical standpoint most people would have taken that meeting. it is called opposition research or even research into your opponent. i have
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had many people, i have only been in politics for two years but many people have called up, we have information on this factor or this person oi’ information on this factor or this person orfrankly information on this factor or this person or frankly hillary, that is standard in politics, politics is not the nicest business in the world but it is very standard where they have information only take the information. in the case of don he listens, i guess they talked about adoption and some things, adoption wasn't even a part of the campaign but nothing happened from the meeting, zero happened from the meeting, zero happened from the meeting and honestly i think the press made a big deal over something that really a lot of people do. the lawyer that went to the meeting, i say she was in the halls of congress also. somebody said that her visa or passport to come into the country was approved by attorney general lynch, maybe that is wrong, i had that little while ago but i was
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surprised to hear that so she was here because of lynch so, again, i have a son who was a great young man, afine have a son who was a great young man, a fine person he took a meeting with a lawyer from man, a fine person he took a meeting with a lawyerfrom russia man, a fine person he took a meeting with a lawyer from russia and man, a fine person he took a meeting with a lawyerfrom russia and it lasted for a short period and nothing came of the meeting. and i think it is a meeting that most people in politics probably would have taken. to answer your question... in french i do believe that both of us have a kind of relationship with russia, president trump had meetings with president putin and i had two long meetings with president putin, the first one
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in versailles and the second one during the g20 and this relationship is very important. we have a lot of discrepancies with russia but in the current environment, especially in the middle east, it is a necessity to work together to exchange information, to share disagreements and to try to build solutions. so thatis and to try to build solutions. so that is my relationship with russia and we do not have the same relationship as the one with the us but that is a long—standing relationship with russia as well and it is important both of us have direct discussion in contact with president putin. one of the great things that came out of that meeting is the fact that we got a ceasefire that now has lasted for almost five days and while five days does not sound like a long period of time in terms of a ceasefire in syria that isa terms of a ceasefire in syria that is a very long period of time and
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that was a result of having communication with a country so during that five—day period a lot of lives have been saved, a lot of people were not killed, no shots have been fired in a very very dangerous part of the world and this is one of the most dangerous parts of syria so by having some communication and dialogue we waved to have a ceasefire and it will go on for awhile and we working on a second ceasefire in a very rough pa rt second ceasefire in a very rough part of syria and to forget that and a few more all of a sudden you are going to have no bullets being fired in syria and that would be wonderful. the question to president macron, are you willing to support a paris bid for the olympic games and oi'i paris bid for the olympic games and on this occasion you somehow criticise president trump's policy
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without naming him you said that france made it clear choice to leave its border open and not to build walls, walls to protect its people. do you condemn the muslim ban and the building of a wall between united states and mexico? regarding syria, as mentioned by president trump, is france ready to talk directly with bashar al—assad in negotiation? we told you paris is no longer paris. you are implying at the time that paris was not safe any more, you have also said that france and germany are infected by terrorism and quote, it is their fault because they let people enter the territory. those are strong words. would you repeat them today and you still believe that france is not able to fight terrorism on its owi'i not able to fight terrorism on its own territory? you had better let me
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a nswer own territory? you had better let me answer that one, it is a beauty. he is the one that asked the question, that was in one of my pics. you know what, it is going to be just fine because you're a great president, somebody who will run this country right and somebody who will run this country rightandi somebody who will run this country right and i would be willing to bet because i think this is one of the great cities in the world and you have a great leader now, great president, tough president who will not be easy on people that are breaking the laws and people that show this tremendous violence so i have a feeling that you will have a very very peaceful and beautiful paris and i am coming back. you had better do a good job, please otherwise you'll make look very bad. and you're always welcome. regarding the first question, like i said, i believe that discussions we have had
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todayis believe that discussions we have had today is the proper answer to terrorism and the right answer... the never—ending fight against terrorists in matter where they are, this is what i was referring two, this is what i was referring two, this is what we are working on actively together so in this respect there is no difference, no gap between the french and american positions when i have something to say i will say it clearly and i do say i will say it clearly and i do say who i am aiming at and when i refer to those who have been my opponents in the french political battle, i also mention the names so let us not mix up everything and regarding the fight against terrorism, i think the right approach is to have a strengthened corporation in the field of intelligence, is also to be working
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together on all the theatres of oppression where we are and the decisions we have reached will enable us to do more to your question regarding bashar al—assad which is an important one, let me put it simply, indeed we now have a new approach of syria because we wa nt new approach of syria because we want some results and we want to be closely working together with our partners including the united states of america, we have one main goal which is to eradicate terrorism, the matter who they are. we want to build an inclusive and sustainable political solution, against that background i do not require assad's departure, this is no longer a prerequisite for france to work on that because i can only tell you that because i can only tell you that for seven years we did not have an embassy in damascus and still we
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have no solution. a common red line with president trump, he intervene before i was elected and i said it to president putin after my election, no use of chemical weapons, any use will lead to reaction, and attack against reaction, and attack against reaction regarding storage spaces and next we also want humanitarian corridors, also we want to build a sustainable political stability for syria. this is our road map in order to stick to it we need diplomatic initiative beyond our military actions, this is what has been agreed upon. because we want to take an initiative with the members of the security council and a number of countries involved in the process. of course there will be
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representatives of assad that will enable us to put in place the road map for after the war but there will also be representatives of these other positions and different backgrounds and we will talk to all of them against that background. one last question. mr macron, you had your first meeting with the chinese president during the 620 summit, what will france do, how will france co—operate with all of these areas with china and what do you think personally of the president? president during the g20 summit,...
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had you continue to work with china and what you personally think about the president? he's a friend of mine, i have great respect for him, we know each other very well. a great leader, he is a very talented man, he is a good man, he loves china. he loves china. he wants to do what is right for china. we have asked for some assistance with respect to north korea, probably he could do more but will find out. we are now working on some trade deals, he has been very nice, he has let beef go back in a certain financing go backing credit card financing and various other things go back in at my request which is a great thing for our farmers my request which is a great thing for ourfarmers so a my request which is a great thing for our farmers so a lot of good things are happening but will be working on some very major trade
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components but the president as a terrific die, i like being with him a lot. and his race special person. —— terrific guide. a lot. and his race special person. -- terrific guide. i got to meet him in the margin of the 620 summit. early next year i will travel to china, we have agreed to it sol cannot say he's a friend of mine or that know him very well because i very much want to say things as they are but we had some initial contacts which are extremely fruitful and positive. i have a lot of respect for the president and i would like to say that they have the last few months expressed willingness to have a vision for multilateralism and wanted to commit himself on the numberof wanted to commit himself on the number of topics sol wanted to commit himself on the number of topics so i think that many of us remember his words in davos and he expressed his vision of
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the role of china, we have a number ofjoint the role of china, we have a number of joint commitments including the role of china, we have a number ofjoint commitments including on climate, he is committed to that and she told me he wanted to do more for in the field and i can only be happy about it, unlike president trump said, the trade issues regarding the numberof said, the trade issues regarding the number of activities, differences to willingness to sort out and as members of the security council who wa nt members of the security council who want to work together on all of the topics we have discussed today and china is a key partner in order to build peace all around the world and i share what president tran said that china —— china is to play a significant role in the rising tension with north korea and it is “j‘i” summary i
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role in the region and in summary i think he is one of the great leaders of our world, implementing a major and ambitious reform of china, society and economy in china and therefore my willingness in this respect is to have a strategic dialogue the purpose of which is to continue to talk about the industry of civil nuclear industry, economic matters and talk about very difficult to —— difficulties who may have together. the parameter thank you, ladies and gentlemen and president trump for his visit and i will be seeing him in a few moments ina will be seeing him in a few moments in a friendly atmosphere. a great honour, thank you. a rather more conventional handshake and smile as they close their news conference, fascinating listening to that, emmanuel macron talked about fighting terrorism from day one he
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said the two presidents were eye to eye and will continue with our friendly tone on climate change she said we know we have disagreements, it is important to keep talking. from president trump, it was interesting he was saying they would have dinner later tonight and he said that on the paris court he was asked which you change your mind and he said, something could happen and if it doesn't that was ok and a fascinating passage when he talked about the whole e—mail crisis because he talked about his son donaldjr, wonderful because he talked about his son donald jr, wonderful man who had a meeting with the russian lawyer, not a russian government lawyer, he said nothing came of the meeting and the first time we heard donald trump come up with the next couple of lines, he said one of the people also their left quickly, the other one wasn't really focused on the meeting. his former campaign manager was the other person alongside his son—in—law was the other person alongside his son—in—lanarod krishna. was the other person alongside his son—in—law jarod krishna. an interesting new line of defence
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repeating that nothing had happened. he was asked finally about the muslim ban and the war with mexico and talking about his previous comments about france being infected with terrorism and he said —— sidesteps this comment. david, interesting it started and finished with emmanuel macron stressing the friendly tone and the bottom line for president trump was that is what you wanted to come out of this? world com you wanted to come out of this? worldcom he got that much. they were gushing in terms of what they thought of each other. it is interesting president trump never fails to deliver at these press opportunities and the reference to the climate change issue where emmanuel macron was saying look, we agree to disagree, we'll keep talking about it, there is no great sign of anything at the moment but we can talk about it and president trump throws in that suggestion that
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something could happen with respect to the paris acord and if it does overtime that is wonderful, if it doesn't, so be it. is there something possibly there, is there? we don't know. clearly the message coming from both men was we are going to work together on all these issues come what may because we will get on like it or not and one other area which certainly will go very well down here was the opportunity to put to bed if you like the remarks that president trump made in his election campaign, back in 2015 when he said his friend jim said paris is in paris any more, he has turned that on its head saying look skies, you now have a great leader, you have a powerful leader, a man who will make sure things are better and there will be peace in france and there will be peace in france and i'll be coming back. he also got and i'll be coming back. he also got an opportunity to turn an awkward question into an expression of his
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appreciation and support of france will stop. we're watching pictures of them leaving the police a palace. they are heading to the eiffel tower where they are planning to have dinner later on. gary o'donoghue is in washington who was listening to that news conference. straight to the e—mails, gary and what the president was saying about that, what did you make of the long passage in terms of his answer to that question? i think it is what we have heard all ready in terms of the defence of his son. it says he's a good sky, it was a short meeting, most people would take that meeting because we take opposition research and he repeated this idea this was not a russian government lawyer, of course that e—mail chain from donald trump junior makes it course that e—mail chain from donald trumpjunior makes it pretty course that e—mail chain from donald trump junior makes it pretty clear he is expecting someone who is least
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connected to the russian government to be bringing him some information so that avoids the point, interestingly he was offered the opportunity to swipe at his new fii director or nominee for the fbi director or nominee for the fbi director job director or nominee for the fbi directorjob and chose not to do that because yesterday that nominee said in front of the senate committee look, in terms if anyone was ina committee look, in terms if anyone was in a position they should have gone to the fbi with that information. he chose not to criticise him on that, perhaps a sign he wants to hold onto this fbi director for little bit longer. what you make of the movement we are seeing from the white house in terms of the defence, the continued repetition that nothing came out of the meeting and that line we heard from president trump that one of the other people in the meeting left quickly and the other was not really focused on the meeting? there are
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two key points there, the one who was in focused is paul manus that, the campaign chairman who spent the time on the phone but crucially the one who left the meeting very quickly that is jarod kushner, his son—in—law. jarod kushner is employed inside the white house, he is the man who has had to change security clearance several times to modify what connections he has had and what meetings he has had with the russians so the president very keen to point out that he was not really in on this other than at the very beginning of the meeting. that isa very beginning of the meeting. that is a key point, you are right they keep pointing out this, nothing came of this but people here say that is not the point. you thought you were meeting someone with connections to the kremlin who had dirt on hillary clinton. that is what you thought. it is immaterial that nothing came out of it. gary, thank you for the
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analysis. let us head back to paris and david, david the friendly tone and david, david the friendly tone and the other thing the president is focused on an president macron said it from day one they have seen eye to eye on security issues. very much so and they have used examples of syria and iraqi as ways to demonstrate their togetherness and collective thoughts on those areas and donald trump quick to say you have a strong man here who is dealing with security issues at home as well so from that perspective this was one area where they knew they had common ground, they were bound to win by focusing on those issues. 0verall, bound to win by focusing on those issues. overall, i bound to win by focusing on those issues. 0verall, ithink bound to win by focusing on those issues. overall, i think we get a clear impression that there are two leaders in a way new people on the block both prepared to speak their minds and not afraid to do that and to say so. they're going for a good supper now. thank you at home for
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watching. goodbye. the weekend is fast approaching and the weather is looking a little mixed over the next few days. there is some rain on the way, tonight if you spot is of rain, mostly across northern areas of the uk and the rain will be brought by this weather front here. a very weak one so the damp weather will splash its way through the north briefly, not lasting for a long. it is also not going to be as cold tonight as it was last night, last night in some northern areas temperatures dipped down to three degrees in rural spots. tonight not as fresh. tomorrow, in the north scotla nd as fresh. tomorrow, in the north scotland and northern ireland around eight o'clock and it is looking a bsently eight o'clock and it is looking absently fine, temperatures around
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13 or 1a degrees with sunny spells, the overnight patchy rain out in the north sea severe in the dry weather there. fair—weather cloud here and there. fair—weather cloud here and there. in the south first thing 16, 17 degrees and then we're in for a fine day. there might be some light showers, brief and fleeting ones, later on in the afternoon however we are expecting the weather to go downhill across the northwest so some cloud and rain into northern ireland and scotland. for wimbledon on friday, it looks variable amounts of cloud with temperatures around the low 20s. friday evening, it is looking dry across most of england and wales but some rain in belfast, glasgow and edinburgh and further southin glasgow and edinburgh and further south in the lake district. saturday, a line of a weather front
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which will be moving off the atla ntic which will be moving off the atlantic making a beeline for northern areas of the uk, further northern areas of the uk, further north some rain and lancashire and into parts of wales, extensive cloud around during saturday so cloudy, muqqy around during saturday so cloudy, muggy warm day with some rain further north on saturday. by sunday, the rain will fizzle out pushing out into the north sea and you left over with warm and cloudy weather across the south. this is bbc news. the headlines... donald trump is in paris for talks with president macron joint action to combat terrorism doubled the agenda. the brexit secretary urges all mps to work together as the government publishes the repeal bill but it faces opposition from labour and the lib democrats. the prime minister tells the bbc she became tea rful minister tells the bbc she became tearful when she learned she was going to lose her majority after the general election. devastated and not
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