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hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. donald trump is in paris but the questions about his son's decision to ta ke questions about his son's decision to take a meeting with a russian lawyer have followed the president gci’oss lawyer have followed the president across the atlantic. i do think this, i think from a practical stand point, most people would have taken that meeting. that was during a press conference with emmanuel macron. you can see them there. of course they have major disagreements on climate change and the paris agreement. if it happens, that will be wonderful, and if it doesn't, that will be ok too. nobel prize winner and chinese dissident liu xiaobo has died. he took part in the tiananmen square protests — but had spent most of the last seven years in prison. the uk government has published a bill that aims to convert all eu law into british law after brexit. it's as complicated as it sounds — we'll try to explain it. and if you've got any questions on that or anything else we're
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covering #bbc 05 is the place to go. president trump has begun a two—day trip to france. here are pictures earlier showing president trump and his wife being greeted by emmanuel macron and his wife. from there they went to the elysee palace, that i were getting ready for dinner in the eiffel tower. the president was taken with what happened. but before he set off, he wanted to make clear to all off, he wanted to make clear to all of us this is not going distract me from what is going on at home. he saidi
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he said i have very little time for watching tv. he is very keen on watching tv. he is very keen on watching tv, particularly network new, they have held this press conference and inevitably there were questions about donald trump conference and inevitably there were questions about donald trumer‘s decision to meet a russian lawyer, in trump tower last year. as far as my son season concerned. he with 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 very quickly, very fast, two other people were in the room. one of them left almost immediately and the other one was not really focussed on the meeting. i do think this, think from a practical stand point, most people would have taken that meeting. it is call opposition research or even research endo your opponent. to be clear from the e—mails we saw from donald trump jr,
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to be clear from the e—mails we saw from donald trumer, the e—mails that press conference faced the setting up of that meeting said that damaging information on hillary clinton would be provided via a lawyer, but the information was coming from the russian government as part of its support for the trump campaign. that is worth bearing in mind. david eades is covering the visit to paris, i wanted to know if the issue of his son was overshadowing the president's visit. i wouldn't say it is overshadowed it really. it has been a melange of issues to address here, that is clearly one which the white house pack is homing in on and will be taken back and in terms of domestic politics, critically important, but you know, there was discussion about iraq and syria, very much a message of cooperation between the likes of france and the us, there was discussion even about china, frankly and what they thought
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of the chinese leader, about climate change with donald trump throwing up vague suggestion that maybe a deal can vague suggestion that maybe a deal ca n yet vague suggestion that maybe a deal can yet be done, a compromise could be reached which is going to introduce another element of interest to that issue, where we all thought it subsided somewhat. then perhaps the pithiest question was about trump's view of france, because in his election campaign, he was talking about paris isn't paris any more because of immigration and terror threats. france can't look after itself, and here, he nailed that issue and said you have to a new man in charge, a new president. a great president, a strong president, and he will make things right, and i will come back again. so, iam right, and i will come back again. so, i am sure that is what the french will pick up on. more in a moment. here is a tweet from donald trump. the two seem to be getting on very well. the two seem to be getting on very well. the press conference was very convivial — these two have had major differences. before the french election, donald trump appeared to support
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the far—right marine le pen. she was in the second round run off against emmanuel macron. mr trump said she is the strongest on boarders. then of course there was the famous muscular handshake between the two in may when they first met. it seemed to go on and on and on. and mr macron said there was no no accident. he had deliberately done this so that he could send a message. he said it was a moment of truth. but on more fundamental matters the men have big differences. emmanuel macron has been critical of donald trump's decision to pull the us out of the paris agreement. the issue came up in the press conference, this was donald trump and emmanuel macron talking, but mr trump's response was curious to say the least. i disagree about the reading we have of the paris agreement. we have disagreements about this accord. and about the decision made
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by president trump. something could happen with respect to the paris accord, we will see what happen, but we will talk about that over the coming period of time. and if it happen, that will be wonderful, and if it doesn't, that will be ok too. what do you make of that? curious, those are the g20 summits, where there was no getting away from the fa ct there was no getting away from the fact that america was completely separate from all of the other members of the g20, on climate change. they didn't even try to dress it up. they had a paragraph saying this is america's situation. the language we heard there was different. so what does david make of that different. so what does david make ofthati different. so what does david make of that i have spoken to one or two of that i have spoken to one or two of the washington insiders, they said we have heard this before, let us said we have heard this before, let us wait and see if anything comes on it. fascinating stuff, does it actually material hides? that is a big question. a final word on the
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relationship between these two, they area relationship between these two, they are a curious couple. on one level they disagree on a lot. on another there seems to be a certain chemistry. very different characters in many ways, as you say very different policy views in others but these are two alpha males here, we used to have francois hollande and barack obama, you couldn't ask for a more different ambience now, they are obviously up in the eiffel tower, tucking into a dinner together, building a relationship, andi together, building a relationship, and i think, it may be true to say, donald trump recognises that macron is not there to be pushed around. he is not there to be pushed around. he is here to stay, he is serious, he is here to stay, he is serious, he is strong and that might work well for both men. it could be terrible, could go the other way, the feeling is they are building rapport for the future. pulled up the live feed we have coming infrom, pulled up the live feed we have coming in from, there it was, it disappeared. i was going to show you
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the live feed, there we go, it is back, the live feed from paris you can see the spotlight at the top, thatis can see the spotlight at the top, that is where emmanuel macron and donald trump and their wives are having dinner at the moment. in the jules verne restaurant. it has been cleared out. six courses apparently and they will not be short of anything to talk about. i presume they won't be using translator, we know emmanuel macron speaks excellent french. speaks excellent french? he speaks english too! now one of the main stories in the bbc news room. now one of the main stories in the bbc news room. the chinese dissident, writer and nobel peace prize winner, liu xiaobo has died — aged 61. he was being treated for liver cancer. he spent most of the last seven years in prison. and only very recently had he been transferred to hospital. he was in prison for what the chinese authorities
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called "subversion" — what he'd actually done is call for democratic reforms. we asked celia hatton to record her thoughts on the story. the hospital said, he isjust too sick to go abroad. we can't allow that, but the real story, or an alter mass story seems to come out from his family member, they managed to get messages out into the outside world, saying look, liu ziaobo wants to go overseas, people who were close to him told me he was really concerned is about, he was, he knew he was going to die, he was in the late stages of terminal liver cancer. but what he really wanted was for his wife, the love of his life to be able to go overseas with him, and then to be able to live a life in exile. she had been living under house arrest since he had been awarded the nobel peace prize in 2010 and really his last wish was to
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ensure herfreedom. liu ziaobo was important because he was able to write a road map for what he thought should happen to china in the future. many people over the years have called for freedom in china, have called for democracy, but liu ziaobo did it in a way that was unrelenting and prolific, he wrote poem, essays all with the same message, calling for a non—violent change of government in china. an end to communist party rule and the birth of democracy, but the document that put him away was called charter 08. it outlined in incredibly explicit frank terms what china needed to do, to become a fully formed democracy. and it is a lengthy document. and it doesn't mince words. it was frank enough to terrify the chinese authorities.
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for years, western governments and human rights organisations have been calling for liu ziaobo ‘s freedom. calling for his wife's freedom and of course there was outrage when he died. but many people are saying this didn't go far enough. particularly at the g20 meeting which was just held in germany a few days ago, no western leader, no world leader directly challenged chinese president to his face, in public, calling for liu ziaobo to be allowed to go overseas. many people are saying that is a failing, that should be a great shame to western governments, that they didn't go far enough, they didn't go further. those same people are a killing on those same governments and organisations to speak up again and to ensure that liu ziaobo ‘s wife is able to go and live a life in exile. thank you. the uk government has published a key part of its brexit stategy — it's called the repeal bill. it will repeal the law from 1972 which took britain
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into what was then called the european economic community. and it will transpose eu law into british law — so the same rules apply on the day of brexit as the day before. but the uk parliament will then have the power to change them. the brexit secretary david davis has called it "one of the most significant pieces of legislation that has ever passed through pa rliament". not everyone is so enthused. we will not support the bill at second reading unless the government makes a fund. aal change to address the concerns expressed by us and other members of parliament. the concerns expressed by us and other members of parliamentlj the concerns expressed by us and other members of parliament. i tries to do a lot in 19 clauses, i think it will require careful scrutiny, in terms of the powers which it gives government and how they are to be
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exercised, unamended we won't vote for this, we will amend it. it doesn't provide the provision for devolution of powers. just those clips give you an idea of the pressures coming to bear from all directions. i have been speaking to leila natho. this is a numbers game. they are going to struggle to get this bill through. the government are saying look, this is a technicality, we have to bring these laws back in to uk laws so we can choose which bits which keep and tinker with and which we throw out entirely. already, as you heard there, we have heard from opposition parties they do not like the bill in its current form. there are disputes over what it means for the devolved administrations, labour are focussing very much on human rights legislation and they want there to
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be much more a role for parliamentary scrutiny. and it only ta kes a parliamentary scrutiny. and it only takes a few kvitova rebels for this bill to be derailed so i think we will see start to see certainly over the coming months before this bill is debated, signs of compromises on the government's parts because, as you say, they do not have the numbers to get this bill through. help me understand the opposition labour party's help me understand the opposition labour pa rty‘s position? help me understand the opposition labour party's position? it supports brexit happening so how it is justifying being this awkward? you are right. so labour agreed to help the government to start the brexit process triggering article 50, the official way that britain began its exit from the eu. but what this provides is the first real chance for labour and the other opposition parties to tinker with the government's vision for brexit. so it provides a platform really for labour to say we are going to get our version of brexit on to the stat
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toad books. if you take the charter of fundamental rights, the government saying it is not going to incorporate that charter into eu law, it will protect rights in other ways, labour are very clear on that, that that is a red line for them, they want that charrer into uk law, incorporated as it is now. and that is just incorporated as it is now. and that isjust one incorporated as it is now. and that is just one example, so what this is coming down to is specific, now, we are into the specific policy areas, and the specific visions of brexit, and the specific visions of brexit, and that is where the opposition parties think they can play a role. if you have more questions on brexit, either send them my way or if you go online there is is a vast amount of information explaining all of the elements of brexit on the bbc news website available do you now. stay with us on outside source — still to come. five chechen men have been sentenced for killing russian politician, boris nemtsov two years ago. for killing russian politician,
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the questions of who ordered them to do, though, remains unanswered. we will have sarah rainsford's report. the department for transport says the amount would have been higher, but most of the possible problem we re but most of the possible problem were down strike action and high levels of staff sickness. richards we court was at victoria station and told us how the fine was being seen. most people would agree it is relatively small, if you bear in mind that southern gets about a billion pounds a year to run the whole contract, it has to pay for the train, that is not profit, it says it doesn't make any profit but the government put in £300 million into network rail, so they could improve the track, and they have given £20 million for further improvements on the line to southern. if you look at scale it
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cost to improve rail service, then £13 million doesn't seem very much. we are live from the bbc news room. donald trump has been welcomed by emmanuel macron, on his two day visit to france, and president trump has been defending his son's decision to meet a russian lawyer last year. he also made some curious comments about the paris climate change agreement which are almost impossible to decipher, he said perhaps there was some movement on the issue. some of the main storieser from bbc world service. this from brazil. we've had confirmation from lula da silva that the former brazilian president will appeal against his nine—and—a—half year prison sentence for corruption. in the meantime he can run in next year's presidential
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election if he chooses. six afghan girls who had been refused visas will now be able to attend. the trip is this dashcam footage from southern china is one of the bbc‘s most watched videos. it shows the moment a landslide struck a road. eight vehicles were buried — fortunately no—one lost their life. the slide was caused by a long period of rain. five men convicted of murdering the russian opposition figure boris nemstov have been given long prison sentences. mr nemstov was shot dead outside the kremlin more than two years ago. and still his family maintain whoever ordered the killing has not been caught. sarah rainsford reports. back on the convicted killer of one
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of president putin's greatest critic. five men from chechnya wait to hear their sentence, this man shot boris nemtsov in the back. the court was packed full, with press, police, and relatives. all five men looked passive, indifferent, even amused at times. as the sentence came in the gunman wrote the word lie in the steam in front of him. good will be yourjudge this man says. all five claim they are innocent. it took half an hour in the end to read the verdict in this case, in the end thejudge read the verdict in this case, in the end the judge confirmed what the jury the end the judge confirmed what the jury had said, that all five men on trial for jury had said, that all five men on trialfor murdering boris nemtsov are guilty and are going to face a long time in high securityjails. boris nemtsov was murdered right next to the kremlin. his killers trailed him for months before they struck. their victim was once a popular political high flyer. a regional governor and a former
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deputy prime minister. undecember president putin he became a sharp voice of dissent. hours before his murder, boris nemtsov was on the radio. calling people to a protest march. it became a march of mourning. mourning. president putin denounced the murder as shameful and ordered it solved but the person who ordered the killing is still at large. we wa nt the killing is still at large. we want some answers, on the question, who has been just want some answers, on the question, who has beenjust the killer, who has been the perpetrator, but we have no official answers on the question, where are organisers and sponsors of thises a nation so is the main problem of this case. boris nemtsov ‘s family believes the evidence leads to chechnya where these men are from and security figures close to the kremlin. the
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convicted killers are giving no clues. the chief executive of qatar airways has said the airline still plans to buy a stake in american airlines — despite the us carrier ending a code—share agreement between the two companies. michelle fleury is covering this for us in new york. hi michelle. what is a code sharing agreement? this is, i don't know if you have gone online, you have bought a ticket, say with america, with british airways, but when it comes to catching the flight it is maybe on another carrier, that is a code sharing agreement, in action, it is allowing customers to buy a broader range of flights but through the airline you are going through. now this is part of a broader fight or spat if you like, amid between american airlines and adequate tar airlines, qatar airlines is trying
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to buy a 10% stake in american airlines which the board of american is not too thrilled about but there isn't much they can do about it. at the same tie they are accused qatar of receiving benefits from their government, which they say is putting them at a disadvantage and isa putting them at a disadvantage and is a asking the white house to look at this. is any of this political? is this related to that at all? it isn't related and what is interesting you have the ceo of qatar airlines saying that ban it faces in the monfils is having an impact on profits. this code sharing agreement is not likely to have a huge impact on qatar airlines profit, but it shows the tensions that exist between the carrier, and its american counterpart, and i think it is one to watch, certainly asi think it is one to watch, certainly as i mentioned american airlines has gone to the us government to ask for
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help on this. we will talk about that again. we will talk about that again. artificial intelligence has been accused of threatening everything from jobs to the human race itself. but it's also being called the most important technology to come along since electricity. so microsoft has outlined a code of ethics for developing it responsibly. here's rory cellan—jones. one face near top right. take picture. what if art intelligence could see your world. microsoft engineer who is blind is showing me a new app called seeing ai. designed to help visually impaired people. as well as reading text, it can tell him about the people in front of him. as sometimes he gets it wrong. 50—year—old man looking happy. i am getting younger. this is an application close to my heart, but the general ai we show is applicable in so many different ways. from round the world microsoft scientists came to london to show off their project. like this live
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translation system for presentations. or software which can search through hours of closed circuit tv as well asa hours of closed circuit tv as well as a leader in technology, the firm has come up with ethical principles for al microsoft believes we are create ai for al microsoft believes we are create al to amplify human ingenuity. i want to endow you with super powers. microsoft is one of a tech giants battling to profit from advanced in artificial intelligence which give continues skills once restricted to humans, so they are learning to see s driverless cars can see exactly where they go for example. they are learning to hear what we say and to respond to it so alexa or sirry can respond when we ask them to give us the new or recommend a restaurant. they are even making judgments, on whether a
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scan shows a malignant or benign nuer n this battle over the crucial technology, google and facebook are spending vast sums on research. but china refuses to be left behind. investing heavily to build robots that will take over from humans in its vast factories. it looks like it is going to transform economy and industry, make us all happier and the companies who get there first will take the spoil, they will take the rewards, so you have to come out loud and you have to come out strong. progress in artificial intelligence has been more rapid than predicted and companies like microsoft know they can't afford to fall behind. rory ends this half of outside source, see you in a couple of minutes. it is that time of day we look at
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interesting weather events currently happening round the world. first off it is to new zealand where there has been a winter storm sweeping northwards across both islands, it has brought severe galings. power and travel disruption in the south island has seen significant snow. here are the waves round the coast. we have had windy conditions can as well as inland flooding, particularly in the southern parts of the south island. the north seem like this, 20—30 centimetres of snow that caused disruption to power. wet and windy in the north island but as low pressure clears to north east we have a drier interlude in the weather, particularly through the day on saturday, so many of the cities having respite. further rain into the south island. now to india, if we take a look at the monsoon rain totals only round minus 1% but for the north—west, the rain fall is up for the north—west, the rain fall is up 33%, that means we have 33% more
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rainfall than we expect for this time of year, it is across the north—west that we will see the heaviest of the downpours over the next couple of days for parts of rajasthan, we could see ongoing severe floods. across north america for parts of british colombia down to california wild fires are still ragings we have heavy showers and thunderstorms round the great lakes in towards the midlandsty, they should clear away and through the weekend many of the cities having a quieter spell of weather. across the other side of the atlantic, for europe we have high temperatures in the south, particularly for parts of portugal and southern spain, during friday another hot day to come here meanwhile to the south—east of the mediterranean for the likes of greece and turkey, temperatures not as high as they had been with a breeze picking up here. central parts of europe will continue to see heavy showers on the alpine region and rain heading into western parts of russia, but temperatures in
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madrid a0 degrees on friday, perhaps not quite as hot as thursday. across the uk, then, for the outlook, we are looking at spells of sunshine and slightly warmer weather developing ore the next few days and the weekend. for friday spells of sunshine in many parts of the country. a few isolated showers in scotland, central end lang land. not a bad day. temperatures 17—22. we will see the next area of rain arriving in the north—west later on in the afternoon, into the evening, so friday evening that rain spreads across scotland and northern ireland, heading overnight into saturday, the cloud and drizzly rain continue to push further south. any of that rain tending to ease away by the time it gets to the south—east. a cloudy day on saturday, highs 18-23 a cloudy day on saturday, highs 18—23 degrees. bye. hello, donald trump has been holding a press co nfe re nce hello, donald trump has been holding a press conference with emmanuel macron. he is making a two—day visit to france, he has been answering questions about his son and a meeting with the russian lawyer. from a practical standpoint most
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people would have taken that meeting. those comments were part of a day in the company of emmanuel macron. the paris climate change agreement came up. if it happens, that will be wonderful. if not, that will be ok as well. the nobel prizewinner and chinese dissident has died, he spent most of the last seven years in prison. evidence of a cross it is
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