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hello this is bbc news, i'm kasia madera. our top stories: brexit talks resume as negotiators try to resolve what it will mean for eu citizens in britain and british nationals in eu countries. a woman is shot dead and three other people injured while waiting to vote in an unofficial referendum on venezuela's constitution. a european charm offensive: william and kate prepare to take their children on a tour of poland and germany. in business, china's factories keep on churning— great figures from the world ‘s biggest economy prove its resilience. lloyd's of london — warns that the costs of a massive cyber attack to the global economy, could outweigh those of the worst natural disasters. thanks very much forjoining us.
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a second formal round of brexit talks opens in brussels later. the man in charge of getting the uk out of the european union is david davis — he's urged both sides in the negotiations to "get down to business". mr davis said his personal priority for this weeks session of talks was to lift uncertainty around the future rights of eu citizens in the uk and british citizens living in other member states. kathryn stanczyszyn has more. still smiling as they emerge from the very first brexit talks last month but now the real talks begin. the man in charge david davis sits down with the eu chief negotiator
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michel barnierfor the down with the eu chief negotiator michel barnier for the start. big subjects on the menu. including the priority — eu citizens living in the uk and uk citizens in the eu, the irish border and then divorce bill. what the uk will need to pay to the eu when they leave. these must be resolved before any future relationship talks. the beginning of the long road to brexit has been marred several awkward moments including a comment by the foreign secretary boris johnson including a comment by the foreign secretary borisjohnson who said the eu would not be getting the rumoured 60 billion euros settlement fee. go whistle is an entirely appropriate expression. remarks smoothed over making sure that there uk would pay.
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britain is due to leave in march 2019 amid infighting in the ruling conservative party over what brexit should look like, a much longer transition period is being discussed. the way to restore business confidence and consumer confidence is to give as much clarity as possible as early as possible which is why i have been talking over the past 11—5 weeks over the importance of a transition arrangement and the majority of our collea g u es arrangement and the majority of our colleagues recognise that is the right and sensible way to go. this week ‘s talks will be followed by a new round in august, a reminder that the stakes are high it and the clock is ticking. you can stay up to date with the twists and turns of the brexit negotiations on our website, including a report on the likely divorce bill demanded by the eu. you'll find it all on our website. let's take a look at some of the other stories
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making the news: the south korean government has proposed its first military talks with north korea since 2015, following the recent spate of missile tests by the north. south korean president moonjae—in said recently that the need for dialogue was more pressing than ever to get pyongyang to end its nuclear weapons programme. the pakistani military says it has launched a major offensive against islamic state militants in the north—western region, next to the afghan border. pakistan has repeatedly denied the presence of the is inside its territory, despite a series of attacks claimed by the group. at least eight people have been killed in the us state of arizona by a flash flood that swept through a popular river—swimming site. more than a hundred people were bathing in the east verde river when floodwaters hit with almost no warning, following a torrential downpour upstream. several people were rescued and some were washed kilometres down river. thousands more people have left their homes in western canada,
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threatened by wildfires which have been raging across the province of british columbia for more than a week. about seventeen thousand people are thought to have fled since a state of emergency was declared earlier this month. one person has been shot dead and three others injured while waiting to cast their vote in an unofficial referendum in venezuela. this video is believed to show people rushing away from the scene, after armed men on motorbikes opened fire at voters outside a polling station. the vote was organised by the opposition, against government plans to rewrite the constitution. president nicolas maduro has dismissed it all as meaningless. katy watson reports from a polling station outside the country, in sao paulo. it was a steady stream of people queueing up on sunday. venezuelans handing over their id cards before they cast their vote. this referendum is purely symbolic, it's being held
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because the opposition is angry with the government's plan to effectively enable a rewrite of the country's constitution. it says the government should be asking the people whether or not they want the in the shadow of no towers in the first place. they want it the in the first place. people are worried the vote which takes place onjuly 30th is just a way for president maduro holding on to power. still, on sunday, people quring were upbeat. translation: it is a marvellous day because we all have faith the results will be positive. i can see that people have been coming out early to vote and i am confident we are going to get through this chaotic situation. translation: we are going to show that we are millions we are against the constituent assembly of this government and that we are going to move forward. mr maduro though has justified the government's plans saying a constituent assembly is the only way to help venezuela out of its economic and political crisis. on sunday, the government did a rehearsal for its upcoming vote and said it would not recognise
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the results of the referendum. translation: the opposition parties have convened this internal consultation with their own mechanisms, without electoral rulebooks, without prior verification, as if they're autonomous and they can decide their own. venezuelans outside the country have also been voting, with centres set up in 559 cities in more than 100 countries. in sao paulo people were queueing in the streets. the whole family turning up to vote. here in sao paolo around 300 people were expected to turn up but it looks like double the number have, in fact, organizers say they are having to print more ballot papers so everyone here can vote. venezuelans are being asked three simple questions — if they reject the constituent assembly, if they want the armed forces to defend the country's constitution, and if they want free and fair elections. the people who do not live in
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venezuela they say their vote counts even more. my vote is as important as someone even more. my vote is as important as someone in venezuela. keep present. do not disconnect with their reality. secondly, as we are able to have our basic needs met, we need to make sure we help people back there. this referendum will not solve anything soon but with the crisis in venezuela showing no sign of easing, the opposition wants to show that it has support and put pressure on the government any way it can. katie watson, bbc news, in sao paolo. we will keep you up—to—date with that unofficial referendum. susannah is here with all the business news. focus today will be on china's economy. it has grown more than expected in the second quarter of this year — by 6.9%. it matters because the country
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regarded as the world's factory— is also it's second biggest economy. as you can see here it's a far cry from how things used to be — this shows how for much of the last 25 years, china has been growing much faster. one of the big worries is this number. 258% is the size of china's debts compared to it's economy. 258% is the size of china's debts compared to its economy. that means it owes more than two and a half time everything it makes ina year. much of the debt is linked to the red hot property market which the government is trying to cool. the cost of new housing in major cities rose 10.4% in may. the government also looks likes it succeeding with another problem. this year chinese firms have spent $75.2 billion on foreign merger and acquisitions which is down almost half on the same time a year ago. financial regulation has become a top priority for xi jinping's government. and over the weekend he's been at a meeting of regulators in beijing where he called for the country's central bank
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to take a bigger role in managing financial risks. the fallout from a major cyberattack could have as big an economic impact on the global economy as some of the worst natural disasters. that's according to the world's oldest insurance market — lloyd's of london. in a report on cyber crime, lloyds estimated that in the most likely scenario, a malicious hack would take down a cloud service provider, with estimated losses of $53 billion dollars. provider, with estimated losses of $53 billion. that's roughly the same cost as superstorm sandy, the hurricane that hit the east cost of the united states in 2012. but that's just the average estimate. lloyd's believes that because of the uncertainty around calculating cyber losses, the damage could be as high as $121 billion or as low asjust $15 billion. that would outstrip the damage wreaked by hurricane katrina in 2005 which was estimated at $108 billion. the majority of these
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losses are not insured, which has lead to a new type of insurance called cyber cover. don't forget you can get in touch with me and some of the team on twitter — i'm @bbcstreeter we will be looking at those stories in more depth in world business report. we will be looking at that story on our paper review as well. a terminally ill man british man is beginning a high court challenge to the ban on assisted dying. noel conway, who's 67 and has motor neurone disease, wants a doctor to be allowed to prescribe a lethal dose when his health deteriorates further. under the law, any doctor who helped him to die would face up to 14—years in prison. opponents say a change in the law would place vulnerable people at risk, as our medical correspondent, fergus walsh reports noel conway increasingly relies on a
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ventilator to help him breathe. his chest muscles are gradually getting weaker. once fit and at that, not on your own disease has a ready rock tea m your own disease has a ready rock team of the ability to walk. he fears becoming interned in his body. i will be a quadriplegic. in fact, i could be virtually catatonic. i will be inconsiderately locked in. that would be a living hell. that prospect is not one i can accept. mr conway came to a preliminary court hearing in march but now feels too wea k to hearing in march but now feels too weak to make the journey. his lawyers will say he wants the right toa lawyers will say he wants the right to a peaceful and dignified death while he still has the capacity to make the decision. it is three years since the supreme court dismissed
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the last major challenge to the suicide act which involve tony nicholson who also wanted the right to die. since then mps overwhelmingly rejected proposals to allow assisted dying. supporters of the current laws say it protects the wea k the current laws say it protects the weak and vulnerable but noel conway says the law is broken and condemns him to unimaginable suffering. spanish police say they have dismantled a europe—wide crime group trading horsemeat that was unfit for humans. 65 people were arrested. the investigation follows the discovery in ireland four years ago, of horsemeat in beefburgers. guy hedgecoe is a journalist based in madrid. he says this gang has been operating across europe. it is a very large scale investigation. the spanish civil guard and europol believe this gang have made 20 million euros out of this scam they have been carrying out. it is very complex and has a european dimension to it, that the meat has been repurposed in spain,
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the animals were from the north of spain, portugal, going to facilities in spain to be slaughtered. the meat was being exported. most was going abroad. so far, europol and the spanish civil guard said it went to a number of european countries. most of the meat seems to be going to belgium. belgium is the european union's against horsemeat exporter. it was going elsewhere, like places like romania and other places in the eu. that is what we know so far. other details could come. the gist of it is animals not meant to be fit for human consumption were having their documentation tampered with and were therefore being slaughtered as if they were animals that could be eaten as regular horsemeat. the oscar—winning actor
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martin landau has died aged 89. he first gained fame in the 1959 alfred hitchcock film north by north—west and featured in a number of the 19605 big screen blockbusters and the television series mission impossible. his career saw a revival in the late 1980s, winning an oscar in 1995 for best supporting actor in the film ed wood. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: blink and you'll miss it — the world's best rubik's cubers in all their super fast glory. the flamboyant italian fashion designer gianni versace has been shot dead in florida. the multi—millionaire was gunned down outside his home in the exclusive south beach district of miami. emergency services across central europe are stepping up their efforts to contain the worst floods this century.
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nearly 100 people have been killed. broadway is traditionally called the 'great white way' by americans but tonight, it is completely blacked out. it is a timely reminder to all americans of the problems that the energy crisis has brought to them. 200 years ago today, a huge parisian crowd stormed the bastille prison — the first act of the revolution which was to topple the french monarchy. today, hundreds of thousands throng the champs—elysees for the traditional military parade. finally, fairy penguins have been staggering ashore and collapsing after gorging themselves on a huge shoal of their favourite food, pilchards. some had eaten so much they could barely stand. this is bbc news. the latest headlines: a second formal round of talks on the uk's exit from the european union opens in brussels this morning. the brexit secretary, david davis,
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says his priority is to "lift the uncertainty" for eu citizens living here and british nationals in eu countries. a women as been shot dead and three others injured while waiting to vote —— a women has been shot dead and three others injured while waiting to vote in an unofficial referendum in venezuela. armed men on motorbikes opened fire on the outskirts of the capital caracas. the duke and duchess of cambridge are beginning an official visit to both poland and germany. the 5—day trip is being seen by many as a charm offensive in the light of the brexit negotiations. our royal correspondent peter hunt reports from the polish capital. it's a visit that has already attract the attention here. this is attract the attention here. this is a country that relatively recently embraced the eu. welcoming the royal representatives of one on the way out of the institution. in warsaw,
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the future of britain's monarchy will experience:'s turbulent past, with a visit to a museum dedicated to an with a visit to a museum dedicated to a n u nsuccessful with a visit to a museum dedicated to an unsuccessful uprising against nazi rule. those seeking liberation in 1944 nazi rule. those seeking liberation in 191m fought for 63 days but in vain. they were brutally crushed by a vengeful hit. —— hitler. the freedom fighters fought for what a long time coming. it was delayed for decades, until after the fall of communism. this visit to poland and then to germany will inevitably be seen then to germany will inevitably be seenin then to germany will inevitably be seen in the context of brexit. it would obviously have any impact on the negotiations with the government hopes that william and kate's presence will highlight the strength of the ties that will insure wants the uk has left the eu. it's a message the couple brought to paris in march and the other royals have brought other european cities. in their roles as royal ambassadors for
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their roles as royal ambassadors for the uk. as in canada last year, the cambridge as a coming en masse, on the family. for george and charlotte, such trips are novelty. eventually they will be a way of life. peter hunt, bbc news warsaw. sport now. he's the man who just can't stop winning. roger federer breaking records once again, the swiss picking up his eighth men's singles title at wimbledon. surely the youngest 35—year—old in sport beating marin cilic in straight sets. john watson was there to witness the fed in full flow. a 19th grand slam title for roger federer, competing here in his 19th wimbledon. this final won't go down as a classic. marin cilic, as we know, as we witnessed out on centre court today had some problems — a foot problem — and that lead to a straight—sets victory for roger federer. but cilic himself will feel disappointed with the way that that match played out. we've seen him beat roger federer. he pushed him close last year and of course beat him on the way to winning his one and
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only grand slam title. but up against roger federer today, he really stood no chance today, did he? that straight—sets defeat, 6—3, 6—1, 6—4. and roger federer, well, the records keep tumbling, don't they? as we know, he is now the oldest male singles winner here at wimbledon and the second oldest grand slam champion in the open era. he came through this tournament playing exceptional tennis and hadn't dropped a set on his way to winning the title. nobody has done that since the great bjorn borg back in the '705. remarkable, isn't it? we are into the final week of the tour de france and britain's chris froome has retained the yellow jersey after stage 15. sunday's190km mountain stage was won by trek—segafredo's flying dutchman bauke mollema. the italian diego ulissi was second. froome suffered a mechanical problem and lost 50 seconds but recovered and ended the day 18 seconds clear of another italian, fabio aru. lynx could be reintroduced to the uk
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for the first time in more an international robotics competition for young people starts today in washington. it's called the first global challenge and aims to help young people excel in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. high schools from all over the world will compete but one of the teams had a trickier route to the finals than most. heidi ghaichem explains. rejected for visas after two rounds of interviews and banned from entering the united states, these young women never gave up the fight to achieve their dream. after an exhausting flight, a team of six afghan girls landed in washington on saturday to represent their country in a global high school robotics competition. on monday, they compete against more than 160 countries to build robots that can hit balls into goals, hang on bars, and balance on balance beams. they'd been denied entry
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from the country due to stricter visa policies introduced by us president donald trump. the case has become a flashpoint in the debate about mr trump's efforts to tighten entrance to the us. critics said the ban was emblematic of a broad effort to stop muslims entering the country. but an extraordinary last—minute reversal was announced on wednesday, when it was reported the president personally intervened. a homeland security department spokesperson said a request for their entry, along with a chaperone, had been approved. ivanka trump, advocate and supporter of women in science, tweeted her congratulations. the girls were thrilled to be taking part. translation: the president of the unites states and the people -- translation: the president of the united states and the people of america supported us in this case, which shows that they have not forgotten us. i want to be an example for those ladies and girls that want to improve in this section, show them that nothing is impossible
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and everything is possible. if we have facilities and opportunities, we can make more robots that no one can make. for the people of afghanistan, the inclusion of these girls represents far more than entry to a science competition — in a country where girls face significant limitations, in their education and as well as their personal lives, there is now hope for the future. heidi ghaichem, bbc news. now to a craze that's delighted and infuriated an estimated billion people across the world. it took the inventor of the rubik's cube a month to solve his own puzzle nearly half a century ago. now an american teenager's set a new speed record — just 5.87 seconds. andy beatt reports. the quest to become the fastest in the world. these elite players can solve the puzzle in less time than
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it takes to say the rubik's cube, invented in 1974 by hungary and earn a rubik. believe it or not, 5.9 seconds wasn't enough for a new record at this year 's world championships in paris. the ultimate crown for the classic cube taken instead by 15—year—old american max park. worked out on average over several rounds. no surprises then that the craze is known as speed cubing. speed cubing is like the olympics, people solve it with their feet, blindfolded, with one hand. olympics, people solve it with their feet, blindfolded, with one handm was a feat scarcely imaginable when the cube was invented in 1974.” tried to market the cube is a product, the opinion of the trade was it not possible to sell because
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it's too difficult. and the public proved it is possible. there are 43 quintillion ways, that's 43 with 18 zeros, to scramble the rubik 's cube. but of course only one elusive solution. for the man who came up with the much loved coloured block, it's more than just a puzzle and something closer to the heart. it's important to keep it, to try it, and to work it so the main thing at the same like love. the old school tory burch can be used anywhere and never i’u ns burch can be used anywhere and never runs out of battery is holding its own in the digital age. inspiring new generations of players to ever greater heights. do let me know if you could ever completed because i certainly couldn't! don't forget, you can get in touch with me and some hello there.
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a lot going on a lot going on with a lot going on with our a lot going on with our weather a lot going on with our weather over a lot going on with our weather over the next few days. several ups and downs in the week ahead at the week and ended on a decent note, sunshine for many which was the scene in northern ireland and we saw a beautiful sunset from one of our weather watchers fair in warwickshire. we take some of the sunshine with us into the start of the new week and the temperature is a heading upwards, 30 degrees perhaps by the middle of the week but it is likely to spark some quite vicious thunderstorms as they clear through and the mercer bridges will be heading downwards again, down to something closer to average for the end of the week. for the time being though quite a quiet start to monday. a fine start for the most pa rt monday. a fine start for the most part and we will see a lot of sunshine through the day. an extra plug the northern scotland, particularly the northern isles there could be some showers, and a little bit of high cloud flirting
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with southern england, turning the sunshine a little bit hazy at times but across parts of east anglia, the south—east into the midlands the rigours of the 26 degrees, one across wales, northern england, temperatures into the 20s, 25 for northern ireland, eastern scotland a lwa ys northern ireland, eastern scotland always that bit cooler and cloudy with a fair old breeds across the far north of scotland. during monday night, things remain quiet. long clear spells, there could even be the odd isolated fog patch into tuesday morning and it will turn increasingly muddy again across southern areas, 18 in cardiff and plymouth, those other minimums. it shows us what will happen on tuesday, some very warm air wafting its way up from the new continent and as it happens, increasing risk of some thunderstorms. for the most pa rt of some thunderstorms. for the most part though tuesday is dry day, increasing amount of high cloud across england and wales and the precursor to some thunderstorms which look likely to begin to push in across the south—west late in the
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day. but with the best of the sunshine parts of northern scotland could get to 27. england and wales 29, possibly 30. with all of the heat and humidity during tuesday night into wednesday, we will see this else of downpours and thunderstorms moving northwards, becoming more widespread as time goes by. when state itself, further scattered thunderstorms breaking out across england and wales. a fairly disturbed middle part of the week but then things turned cool and fresh by this is bbc world news, the headlines: a second formal round of talks on the uk‘s exit from the european union opens in brussels this morning. the brexit secretary, david davis, says his priority is to "lift the uncertainty" for eu citizens living here and british nationals in eu countries. a woman as been shot dead and three others injured while waiting to vote in an unofficial referendum in venezuela. armed men on motorbikes opened on the outskirts of the capital, caracas. the pakistani military says it has
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launched a major offensive against islamic state militants in the north—western region next to the afghan border. a military spokesman denied the presence of the is inside its territory. the duke and duchess of cambridge are heading to both poland and germany for a five day tour.
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