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this is bbc news. i'm clive myrie. the headlines at 11pm: theresa may promises british law for british citizens post brexit but others accuse her of a climbdown. when we leave the european union, we will be leaving the jurisdiction of the european court ofjustice. what we will be able to do is to make our own laws, parliament will make our laws, it is britishjudges who will interpret those laws, and it will be the british supreme court who will be the ultimate arbiter of those laws. a rock concert in rotterdam has been cancelled and a van containing gas cannisters reported to have been found nearby after a tip off from spanish police. and containing gas canisters was found nearby. a cyclist who killed a woman on the road has been cleared of manslaughter, but convicted of a lesser charge. the husband of kim briggs has now called for a change in the law, and paid this tribute. for us to remember kim, not through the lens of this trail, but for being the beautiful, fun—loving woman who adored her children.
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us president donald trump has called for national unity in the wake of violence in charlottesville following an earlier rally at which he'd attacked his critics. and on newsnight tonight, never has america's motto of e pluribus unum, from many come one, felt less relevant. is the usa's increasingly fractious politics healthy or harmful? good evening and welcome to bbc news. in the latest of its proposals on brexit, the government has published plans on how it wants to end the legal authority of the european court ofjustice in uk affairs. at the moment the court can influence everything from workers‘ rights to trade rules.
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now theresa may says it will no longer have what she calls a direct say in these matters. but in what critics see as a climbdown, the new plan appears to allow the european court to have some role in future disputes between the eu and britain. here's our political correspondent ben wright. it meets in this building in luxembourg and is the eu and therefore britain's highest legal authority but brexit, as the prime minister has repeatedly said, must break britain's link with this powerful court. we will take back control of our laws and bring to an end thejurisdiction of control of our laws and bring to an end the jurisdiction of the european court ofjustice in britain. end the jurisdiction of the european court ofjustice in britain. a firm promise and for many leave campaigners that's what brexit was all about. take qosi and take back control for our country, can we do it? as it reveals its ideas for how disputes between the eu and the uk
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might be hammered out in the future, the prime minister denied the government was its big red line. we're very clear, we won't have the jurisdiction of the european court ofjustice, we will put in arrangements to ensure businesses have the confidence of knowing they can continue to trade across the eu. so why does the european court of justice matter? well, it referees disputes between eu institutions and member states. it's the ultimate arbiterfor member states. it's the ultimate arbiter for all the member states. it's the ultimate arbiterfor all the rules member states. it's the ultimate arbiter for all the rules and regulations that make the eu tech. and itsjudgements have shaped everything from our food standards to work as' writes. for many people it's become a key chemical representation of the lack of control of our own laws, basically ministers can find themselves being forced to change eu law because the ecj have said what we are trying to do here and the laws that parliament has passed i incompatible and we have to change things. but going forward we will have some sort of relationship with the eu and that
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means we can't divorce ourselves from the ecj influence completely. that's the dilemma for the government. what does today's paper tell us about its aims? well, ministers accepted they would have to keep half an eye on rulings by the eu judges after brexit. new arbitration bodies will have to be created to ensure the eu and the uk are playing by the same rules when a trade deal is done. although the ecj would not have directjurisdictions over the uk, its judges would not have directjurisdictions over the uk, itsjudges may have a role into the eu law. opposition parties here see the government's position shifting. the government is clearly backtracking on its earlier red lines and saying there has to be some sort of dispute resolutions through some form ofjudicial process , through some form ofjudicial process, that's obviously the case and we've said that all along. the prime minister is realising there will be a role for the european court, whether it's in relation to the withdrawal agreement, the
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transition period or even post—brexit in terms of the european court law we have incorporated into uk law. and the snp urged the government to rub out its red line on the ecj completely. it's revealing too that most pro—brexit tory mps seem pretty comfortable with the direction the government is going on this and it's a fact that once britain leave the eu, judgements by the european court of justice will no longer be binding on uk courts. one of the big questions for the negotiations, though, is the extent britain chooses to follow eu law and judgements in return for close corporation on trade, security and more. so what happens next? the chief negotiators from britain and the eu will resume their talks in brussels next week and there have already been disagreements between the two sides on the role the ecj should have in the future. today's paperfrom should have in the future. today's paper from the uk should have in the future. today's paperfrom the uk may smooth should have in the future. today's paper from the uk may smooth things over a bit. it shows they are except
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when there are trade—offs to be made and the fact they are now saying if they want accept the direct effect of the court ofjustice they could accepted indirectly affecting the uk post—brexit, that's quite constructive from an eu point of view. centuries of law is piled high in westminster and restoring parliament sovereignty is fundamental to brexit but the uk isn't about to leap into legal isolation and eu law, as shaped by the ecj, will still be relevant here long after we've left. ben wright, bbc news, westminster. the pound has fallen to an eight year low against the euro, it's almost one for one now with the pound worth just over one euro and eight cents, its lowest level since october 2009. continuing brexit uncertainty and a favourable economic performance from the eurozone has helped to boost the euro. a rock concert in the netherlands has been cancelled at the last minute tonight because of what's described as a terrorist threat. fill us in on the background to all
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of this? it was a few hours ago now. armed officers surrounded this menu just before the concert by the us band was supposed to start. we've been looking at the pictures, police wearing bullet—proof vests, they entered the hall, the fans were evacuated, the venue has been tweeting to say the police are there at the scene investigating a terror threat. it's not clear at the moment whether this terror threat is linked to the discovery of a van outside. these pictures are also circulating on social media, police using flashlights to search the back of a van and they say that gas canisters we re van and they say that gas canisters were found inside, so according to the mayor of ratted them, they are investigating whether there's a link, but he has warned against jumping to swift conclusion is ——
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mayor of rotterdam. the suggestion was their work gas canisters in the van “— was their work gas canisters in the van —— swift conclusion is. was their work gas canisters in the van -- swift conclusion is. yes. -- there were —— swift conclusion is. this is a few days after the attack on las ramblas. it's understandable why people are extra cautious and why people are extra cautious and why the mayor is issuing this warning. this band is particularly interesting. they say in an interview with the guardian that they often have messages from muslims who are offended by the use of the word allah, arabic for god, using that word in their name but at the moment everything beyond what we know, the facts, a van discovered outside has been searched by police, the venue was evacuated the cost of a terror threat. it's not yet known whether those two incidents are linked. the driver has been detained obviously? he has. the spanish
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driver, according to police in rotterdam, tweeting this information, they say the spanish driver has been detained and taken infor driver has been detained and taken in for questioning. thanks for that, anna holligan in rotterdam. a cyclist who knocked down a woman who later died of her injuries, has been cleared of manslaughter. charlie alliston was however found guilty of the charge of causing bodily harm by wanton and furious driving. kim briggs suffered catastrophic head injuries and died a week later. alliston was riding a bike without front brakes designed for the cycling track and not the high street. dan johnson reports. it was a split—second encounter with a bike that ended kim briggs' life. she was crossing a busy london street in her lunch break when she was hit. charlie alliston, in the middle, was the cyclist. 18 at the time, a former courier, who said he tried to swerve. but the bike he was riding should never have been on the road, it was designed for the velodrome, without gears and with no front brake.
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charlie alliston claimed he didn't know he needed one to ride on the road. he said he still wouldn't have been able to stop in time. outside court, kim briggs' family welcomed this verdict. i would like for us to remember kim, not through the lens of this trial, but for being the beautiful, fun—loving woman who adored her children and who lived her life to the full and by the mantra — make every day count. charlie alliston was doing about 18mph as he approached this junction, the lights were green. he said he saw kim briggs stepping out into the road, just beyond the crossing, looking at her phone. he called out and slowed down to less than iamph. he called out again and swerved to avoid her, but he told the court she stepped back into his path. on the evening of the crash, charlie alliston wrote online: he later deleted those words
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and other comments and told the court they were stupid and not thought through. this was a complex case that raised some difficult questions about safety and responsibility and about how cyclists and pedestrians share the road. kim briggs' family now want tougher cycling laws. the judge remarked that charlie alliston had shown no remorse. he'll be sentenced next month, he's been warned to expect to go to prison. dan johnson, bbc news, at the old bailey. president trump has struck a more conciliatory tone tonight following a rally yesterday where he land that state critics and attacked the media. speaking at a military vetera ns media. speaking at a military veterans event in nevada earlier this evening he called for unity
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along racial, political and class divides. it is time to heal the wounds that divide us and to seek a new unity based on the common values that unite us. we are one people with one home and one great flag. applause we are not defined by the colour of ourskin, the we are not defined by the colour of our skin, the figure on our paycheque or the party of our politics. we are defined by our shared humanity, by our citizenship in this magnificent nation and by the love that fills our hearts. he also touched on his administration's shifting foreign policy after committing more troops to afghanistan earlier this week. no longer are we using our military to build democracies. instead we're
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forming a coalition of nations that share the aim of stamping out extremists, defeating terrorism and pursuing stability, prosperity and peace through the generations america has always prevailed. not by military might alone but also by the strength of our spirit. major cleanup operations are under way after severe flooding in parts of the uk. heavy rain hit northern ireland yesterday evening, leaving a trail of destruction. bridges collapsed, roads gave way and more than 100 people had to be rescued from their vehicles. parts of the country saw two thirds of august's average rainfall injust nine hours. this morning the bad weather hit north and west yorkshire causing flash floods. this was the scene in scarborough where overflowing drains flooded the main street. now it's time for newsnight. rarely has the united states
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traditional motto, e pluribus unum, felt less relevant, as rival groups and protesters clashed outside a rally, is the hyper charged policy poisonous? it's difficult to see them finding any kind of common ground. 18 men from two of the most notorious gangs in birmingham are banned from the city centre, our police finally getting to grips with the gang problem, we hearfrom the mother of one innocent victim. i felt angry and disgusted to see that 1a years on, the same gangs, the same two names, still terrorise and parts of birmingham. not painting but seeing by numbers.
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an autistic writer shares his experience with savant syndrome and synaesthesia. in my mind, each number had a shape — complete with colour and texture, and occasionally motion, a neurological phenomenon scientists call synaesthesia. good evening. the next us election is in on the 3rd november 2020. but, for president trump, the campaigning is well underway. in the early hours of this morning, our time, the president took to the stage for nearly an hour—and—a—half at his "make america great again" rally in phoenix, arizona. it was a classic trump performance, one of promise, defence, accusation and insult. some of his most barbed comments were made about the,

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