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this is bbc news. i'm shaun ley. the headlines at 11am... a post—brexit britain will not "retreat" from the world stage, says boris johnson ahead of the start of the g7 summit. the fires burning in the amazon are among the issues to be discussed by g7 leaders, as brazil's president orders troops to be sent in to help fight the blazes. police chiefs call an emergency meeting to discuss officer safety in the wake of the killing of pc andrew harper last week. tens of thousands of british airways passengers could be affected as pilots are to strike next month, in a dispute over pay. medical leaders call for more to be done about the ongoing shortage of hormone replacement therapy. no passport required — the new technology that could make travel documents a thing of the past. england's hopes of regaining the ashes look all but over in the third test at headingley.
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the g7 summit, the amazon inflames, and china — all discussed in dateline london in half an hour's time, here on bbc news. hello, good morning. world leaders from the g7 nations have begun arriving in biarritz ahead of this weekend's summit. boris johnson will tell the gathering that britain won't retreat from the international community as it leaves the european union. let's take a look at some of the details of what is on the agenda at the summit this weekend. leaders of most of the world's largest economies make up the g7 — the uk, canada, france,
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germany, italy, japan and the us all take part in the summit. now china and now core economies are from the south of the globe. —— no china and no countries are from the south of the globe. issues on the agenda in the coming days include the global economy, tackling inequality, and responding to the challenges of the digital age and the rise of artificial intelligence. yesterday, mr macron — who is hosting the summit — and german chancellor angela merkel said the ongoing fires in brazil's amazon rainforest must be discussed. the summit begins this evening with a formal welcome and dinner and ends on monday. from biarritz, here's our diplomatic correspondent, james landale. he's had one—on—one meetings with some european leaders but today, boris johnson will take his first steps on the global stage as prime minister when he attends his first proper international summit. the seaside resorts of biarritz in southern france has been locked down in tight security ahead of the annual gathering of g7 leaders, who are expected to discuss climate change, global trade tensions in the gulf and, yes, brexit. the prime minister will use the summit to try to reaffirm
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britain's international credentials, saying the uk will not retreat from the world after brexit, but will instead remain at the heart of international alliances. mrjohnson will also meet donald trump for the first time since taking office and discuss the parameters of a potential us—uk trade deal. he'll also meet the european president donald tusk to talk about brexit and the prospect for avoiding a no deal exit. president macron wants to use the summit to restore what he calls "the spirit of multilateralism". to that end, he is looking for collective action by the international community to tackle the fires destroying the brazilian rainforest. but he's expected to struggle to bridge the growing divide between the us and europe of issues like climate change and trade. summits like these are supposed to be opportunities for world leaders to come together and agree common action on the world's problems. the risk is that the g7 once again becomes a moment for division, rather than unity.
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such is president macron‘s pessimism that he has already admitted that he will not even attempt to draft a final communique. such a text, he said, would be pointless. james landale, bbc news, in biarritz. the japanese prime minister has already landed in biarritz airport ahead of the g7 summit. shinzo abe will be joined by other leaders, who are arriving over the course of the day. meanwhile, president trump head to the g7 summit and he left washington around midnight local time and left with a warning to his host... president macron, that he's ready to tax french wine imports if us tech companies in europe are penalised. i'm not a big fan of the tech companies, but i don't want foreign companies and foreign countries...i don't want them doing anything having to do with taxing, unfairly, our companies. those are great american companies and, frankly, i don't want france going out
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and taxing our companies. it's very unfair. and if they do that, we'll be taxing their wine or doing something else. we'll be taxing their wine like they've never seen before. i don't like it. that's for us to tax them, it's not for france to tax them. i wonder what they will say when they serve a french wine at dinner this evening. as the g7 leaders gather in biarritz, in brazil, the president, jair bolsonaro, has bowed to international pressure and authorised the armed forces to tackle a record number of fires in the amazon forest. in a televised address, he said that wildfires could happen in any country and shouldn't be used as an excuse for international sanctions. the fires are scattered widely across the amazon, most notably in the north of brazil. john mcmanus has the latest. as leaders from the g7 nations gather in biarritz, the french president emmanuel macron has promised to put the burning amazon at the top of the agenda. this is hayes and many
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of the leaders concerned, —— this is his and many other leaders concerned... doesn't of acres in the amazon. mr macron says the scale of the impact requires an international response. france and ireland have threatened not to ratify the eu's trader bit trade deal with brazil france and ireland have threatened not to ratify the eu's trade deal with brazil and the other countries if brazil does not take action. that threat has not gone down well but brazil's later, —— with brazil's leader who is accused the french president of holding a colonialist mentality translation: all the countries had expressed solidarity with brazil. solidarity with brazil. they have offered to help tackle the wildfires, but have also offered to tapirs‘s position to the g7 meeting.
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wildfires can happen anywhere and they should not be used as a pretext, but international sanctions. and though he will not be at the g7 meeting, the president of brazil may be able to count on the support of donald trump who will be there. the two men admire each other. but brazil's president will now deploy troops to fight fires and says he will crackdown on illegal deforestation. that is not a promise to end clearances, but his change of tone has been welcomed by some. it was a very significant change from what he has been saying up until now. he seems to now be taking the situation very seriously. he is clearly hearing the message not only from world leaders, but actually from hundreds of millions of people on social media. including tens of millions of people in brazil. the brazilian president's neighbours have also been turning up the heat. angry demonstrators had gathered outside brazilian embassies. translation: i feel very sad, because the earth is our mother
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and what is happening in brazil. the president of brazil needs to stop the fires. we live from the earth, because she is the one he gives us food. it will take an enormous epic to stop inspired in their tracks. -- it —— it will take an enormous effort to stop the fires in their tracks. other countries have offered practical support, but nobody is quite sure yet whether brazil's president needs or wants that helping hand. here, chief constables in england, wales and scotland will hold an emergency meeting next month after an alarming rise in violence against the police. in an unprecedented move, the national police chiefs' council has called the crisis summit after pc andrew harper was killed during a spate of attacks on officers. richard lister reports. blows whistle. a policeman‘s whistle marked the start of a minute's silence for pc andrew harper, murdered in the line of duty. around the country, police forces paused to reflect on a colleague lost.
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pc harper was the first policeman attacked and killed in the uk since 2017, but assaults on officers are on the rise. the latest figures show that in the year to march, there were almost 31,000 attacks on police officers — that's up almost a fifth on the year before with at least 28 attacks on officers every day. martin hewitt, the chair of the national police chiefs' council, says he'll convene a meeting of chief constables next month to see if there is anything more they can do to improve police safety. writing in the daily express, he said... town of wallingford, these ribbons acknowledge the thin in pc harper's home town of wallingford, these ribbons acknowledge the thin blue line working to keep us safe,
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but his death underlined the urgency to ensure police officers are kept safe, too. richard lister, bbc news. let's talk to peter kirkham. he's a former met police detective inspector . and in involved in training. what is the trend or the evidence that something has changed in terms of tax? we have seen both the number and severity of assaults on police officers arising a 32% rise in assaults with injury. that is day 110w assaults with injury. that is day now on average. more than one an hour. and there is another turnover without injury, the pushes and the shops. that has a significant rise ina very shops. that has a significant rise in a very short period of time and it continues a trend going back a few years now. —— the pushes and
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the. and the last ten years of government... it is a welcome breath of fresh air that the new prime minister's government support about the place. that makes a difference. people take their lead from what the government are saying and that anti—police narrative has been repeated endlessly in the media and people do notice that and they notice the absence of police on the streets. that obviously does not excuse streets. that obviously does not excuse the balance, but does it make it more understandable when you talk about the kind of reduction of the police numbers? that that has increased the vulnerability of officers quest that will yet come officers quest that will yet come officers with your colleagues earned, are more often single crewed
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--. officers are often no single crewed. for dealing with lighter skin disorder, when epub kicks off early party kicks off or something like that —— for dealing with disorder. as a part of the problem here that if officers are coming later to incidents and, perhaps initially in fewer numbers, they are less a ble initially in fewer numbers, they are less able to kind of deal with something before it gets really nasty and that then in turn, leads to something much more aggressive attacks on the police. it has both. we have overseen preventative patrols in terms of violence. typically, when the pubs and clubs kick out in the middle of town. there would be some officers posted to the area to nip things in the bud, to deter them from happening, to deal with them and update other
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authors and get assistance in to get authors and get assistance in to get a grip of it quickly. now, those officers just are not there in too many town centres. prior to patrol has almost disappeared. one night this week, a london borough, a busy london borough, less than 30 officers on patrol. for the whole. people need to think about that little because of it is terrifying. so it has not deterred. and when the assistance is called, there is less of it and it takes longer to get there. so, we really do see serious issues arising, which is behind the drive towards a taser. and a possible extension of that, chief co nsta ble possible extension of that, chief constable this week saying that any officer who once one could have one. there are several purses going on abroad and it is nice to see the national police getting a grip of this and it is not before time. thank you forjoining us. let's call
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into biarritz and donald tusk is talking and has been talking about and about things, whether russia should be omitted, having been banned from the g8 because of its actions in the crimea. let's listen in. that the doctors in the, winners of the 2018 nobel peace prize will present to doctors tomorrow —— present to doctors tomorrow —— present to doctors tomorrow —— present to us tomorrow. also on the agenda, i will have a meeting with prime minister boris johnson. agenda, i will have a meeting with prime minister borisjohnson. he will be third british conservative prime minister with whom i will discuss brexit. the eu is always
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open to cooperation, when david cameron wanted to avoid brexit, when theresa may wanted to avoid a no—deal brexit and we will also be ready now are told is serious talks with prime ministerjohnson. —— to hold a serious talks. the one thing i will not co—operate on is a no deal. and i still hope that prime ministerjohnson will not like to go down in history as mr no deal. we are willing to listen to ideas that are willing to listen to ideas that are operational, realistic and a cce pta ble are operational, realistic and acceptable to all member states, including ireland. ifand acceptable to all member states, including ireland. if and when the uk government is ready to put them on the table. thank you. thank you, president. i now open the floor for your questions. we start on the
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second row. the german press agency. president pliskova, president macron accuses president balsonaro of not protecting the amazon rainforest --. .. thank protecting the amazon rainforest --... thank you protecting the amazon rainforest --. .. thank you for this question. as it comes to the future ratification process, i have said just two minutes ago, what is my fear and what is my prediction about this process, if brazil and its president don't demonstrate a strong will to fight fires in the
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ra i nfo rest will to fight fires in the ra i nforest in will to fight fires in the rainforest in the amazon. and, of course, not my intention to discourage the brazilian president to act positively, but i can understand his spontaneous and a very natural reaction —— the spontaneous and very natural reaction of the french president and he is not alone here. it is a quite common opinion. amongst our citizens. if you have realised that the opinion of the brazilian president —— a few. that his opinion is changing about the fire and i hope his latest declaration that he is ready to fight fires and that he
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is ready to fight fires and that he is ready to cooperate also, with us, with the united states, with chile, that it matters. but, of course, i will fully support president macron and his proposal to raise this among the g7 leaders today and tomorrow. and the next question. the lady in the first row. today you will also see the former prime minister konta andl see the former prime minister konta and i would like to know your opinion on what he has done leading the italian government the past 14 months and if you hope to work with him again in the future or another
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role and if you have an opinion in general about the italian political crisis right now? i hope that he is still the prime minister because being here is our partner... i know the whole story... european president task talking ahead of the g7 summit in biarritz. it is a change in the guard of european institutions and new faces at the table —— european president donald tusk. british airways customers are complaining the airline is cancelling more flights than necessary after strikes were announced last night. pilots will strike on the ninth,
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tenth, and 20 seventh of september, over a long—running pay dispute — but customers say they've been informed theirflights have been cancelled as much as two days either side of the planned strike dates, and many are struggling to re—book, reporting problems with the website. joining me now is our business correspondent katy austin. what is british airways‘s explanation for this? as a cautionary cancellation is? it is saying that it runs a very complex operation and that it is looking to make changes to scheduling in anticipation for the three confirmed days of strike action in september. because of that compact operation, it says there will be a knock—on effect and that is why we are seeing customers and, matt wright has been cancelled on the eighth or the 11th 01’ cancelled on the eighth or the 11th or the 12th. —— my flight has been cancelled... british airways are saying that is doing everything it can to run as many flights as it can but overnight thousands of pastures appear to have been e—mailed to say that the flight will not be running and british airways will refund them 01’ and british airways will refund them or put him on another flight. and british airways will refund them or put him on anotherflight. —— passengers appear to be. what about people contacting them on a social media? for mains isjust due to the
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full names being busy is just due to the number of people contacting allotments —— phone lines and addressing that is why people are having trouble getting on the phone and they say 09 there is not any technical problems they are aware of affecting on the bookings, it could just be that some people's sites are pa rt just be that some people's sites are part of a quite conjugated setup, so one flight in several, so it cannot be done through the website —— complicated setup. there is a lot of frustration. it is down to the airline to get them started on alternative flights, even with another airline, so people should not panic at the stage, but people seem to have been finding it very difficult to get it done immediately. thank you very much.
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let'sjoinjohn watson immediately. thank you very much. let's joinjohn watson on the bbc sport centre. good morning. so to the ashes, australia resuming with that lead of 284, edging closer to the win that would see them retain the urn, after england's batting collapse yesterday, bowled out for 67, their lowest total against austrlaia in 71 years. marnus labusghagne the man replacing steve smith, resuming on 53, australia have four wickets in tact. and we might have hoped we'd be talking about england still batting on day three, but england's performance yesterday, it looks as though their hopes of levelling this series are over. stray around 186 and increasing the
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lead. english football league board have spokedn this morning to discuss the future of league one side bury. a credible deal to save ther club emerged last night with c and n sporting risk behind a proposed takeover. for weeks now uncertainty‘s surrounded the club's future, players went unpaid, staff were laid off, not a single league match has been played this season. which according to bury fan james bentley is a warning to teams living outside their means. i think it is a broader tale for football and that fans have to be more aware of what is happening to their clubs behind the scenes. some clu bs a re their clubs behind the scenes. some clubs are exceptionally well run in the north—west you have accrington, rochdale, but others are at the mercy of people who do not always have the club's best interest at heart and, if this whole sorry affaircan heart and, if this whole sorry affair can show fans anything, to scrutinise your club more. i would make up to be at the focal point of the community and to mean as much to other people as much as it means to me. “— other people as much as it means to me. ——i other people as much as it means to me. —— i want my club to be at the focal point.
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aston villa back in the premier league grabbed their first win of the season. they spent three years in the championship, but secured promotion, last season. and after losing their first two matches, beat everton 2—0 last night. a big win this one. record signing wesley and anwar el ghazi with the goals. a group of players working very hard for the shirt out there and, knowing them asi for the shirt out there and, knowing them as i do, that is what the appreciate and, we managed to get the premier league by going on a ten match winning run last season, winning the play—offs and there is a lot of optimism, but they also know we're setting up a leak. there is a togetherness between olive rs we're setting up a leak. there is a togetherness between olivers and it is great to hear. well, the action resumes in just over an hour with another promoted team — norwich — at home to chelsea. manchester united v crystal palce is one of four 3pm kick offs but the standout match is liverpool v arsenal at 5.30 — both sides have won their opening two matches. and jurgen klopp is not underestimating a side who spent heavily over the summer.
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we'll speed up front. wow, real speed. and that makes it tricky. —— real speed. that makes it tricky to defend it all the time and we have to be brave and play our football and keep possession and be direct and keep possession and be direct and all that stuff, so a lot of things to do and consider in that game, but again, i am things to do and consider in that game, but again, iam looking forward to it. in the scottish premiership, rangers and celtic play tomorrow, but it means that ross county can move to the top of the scottish premiership with a win later. rory mcilroy is just one shot off the lead after the second round at the tour championship in atlanta. it's golf‘s most lucrative tournament with the winner taking home £12 million. michael roy edging ever closer to the leader. —— mcilroy.
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american brooks koepka is currently leading on 13 under par overall. what a game we have in the offing in rugby league's challenge cup final between st helens and warrington at wembley this afternoon. saints have had a great season, 16 points clear at the top of the super league but 11 years since they last lifted the challenge cup. despite final appearances in 2016 and 2018, warrington have not triumphed since 2012. there'll be more on the challenge cup later in the programme you can follow it on bbc one, it is like that 2pm today. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website, plus all the build up to days rugby union world cup warm up matches with england playing ireland, and scotland also in action against france. that is all free, it is back to the weather.
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a pretty rough ride in august so far and just a pretty rough ride in august so far andjust in time a pretty rough ride in august so far and just in time for a weekend. for the bank holiday weekend, it is looking fine, very hot as well, this is what it looked like in west yorkshire earlier this morning. more thus to come through the weekend. across the bulk of the british isles. high pressure across the continent, bringing in the warmth. for now, we are close to the pressure setting to a north—west, so it has not been a blue sky start to everywhere, especially northerns: parts of northern ireland and cloud, parts of northern ireland and cloud, parts shoe charms around. —— in northern scotland. parts of northern ireland looking dry. lots of sunshine and hazy across england and wales, cloud increasing later into the isles of scilly. temperatures, you keep the chance of a share into the mid—teens, —— where you get the chance of a shower. low 30s possibly for some of us. we can do some cloud
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around for the western side of the uk overnight, despite that, it will be mainly dry. shows begin to pull away from shetland. one or two mist and fog patches at there. temperatures overnight getting a little higher, which is good news if you're camping. into tomorrow, what we are expecting is another fine day, with a good deal of, albeit hazy, sunshine. some areas of cloud, west scotland, wales, western parts of england and mainly dry, cloud and shetland, may squeeze out a shower. essentially dry here. as the temperature hotter tomorrow, upper 20s in scotland, still around 31 degrees and the hotspots in the south—east of england. just a gentle breeze. it is a bank holiday where you are, it looks set to be fair. once again, some patchy condoned, slight chance of a shower, looks like she was likely compare to how they looked yesterday. it might rain in the western isles towards the end of the day, but amateurs make a delicate degree or so, but still some hitler, particularly across
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parts of eastern england —— but still some heat there, particularly across parts of eastern england. temperatures will be on the way down again.
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