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good afternoon. the president of the european council president, donald tusk, has warned that the eu will not co—operate with borisjohnson on a no—deal brexit. speaking in biarritz, where the g7 summit is being held, mr tusk said this weekend may be the last chance to restore unity among the world's main industrial nations. ahead of the meeting, us president donald trump repeated his threat to impose tariffs on french wine if president macron pushes ahead
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with plans to tax american techology companies like apple. our diplomatic correspondent, james landale, is in biarritz. james, is there any chance of agreement on anything at this summit? well, president macron certainly hopes so. he wants to use the summit to come in his words, revive the spirit of multilateralism and so he wa nts to spirit of multilateralism and so he wants to see if he can come up with some kind of collective action on tackling the forest fires in the amazon or it more brightly on climate change, on trade, global trade war is taking place at the moment, it may be on iran, as well, aren't the tensions in the gulf at the moment. the problem is i think you will find it very difficult to achieve any agreement. on all of thoseissues achieve any agreement. on all of those issues there is disagreement between the united states and some european nations and so i think it will be very hard for him to get something over the line that is unanimous with all seven members. that's why for example he has already admitted he will not have a communicate at the end of this
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particular summit. donald tusk, the eu council president, said this summit will be a difficult test of solidarity and unity for the world. mr tusk also had a pretty clear message by boris johnson, mr tusk also had a pretty clear message by borisjohnson, who he will be meeting for the first time tomorrow. when mrjohnson comes here later this afternoon his first big moment, there's big steps on the international stage as prime minister, he will be meeting mr tusk to discuss brexit. mr tusk said very clearly, look, the eu will listen to any ideas the british covenant have that are acceptable, operational and realistic, but he said there will be absolutely no cooperation on a no deal. mrjohnson i think has a very tough ask here. he has to try to reach out to the americans to give the sense that some kind of uk us trade deal is possible in the future but at the same time he cannot go so far that he upsets a lot of his european allies, a lot of whom he is on the same page with on those or other issues. james, thank you. well, as james was saying,
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the fate of the amazon rainforest is high on the g7‘s agenda. late last night — in the face of growing international pressure — the president of brazil, jair bolsonaro, ordered the country's armed forces to help tackle them. the fires are scattered widely across the amazon, most notably in the north of brazil. andy moore has the story. there have been angry protests outside brazilian embassies across south america. in mexico city... in santiago in chile... and in colombia, where indigenous people were among the demonstrators. translation: i feelvery sad because the earth is our mother 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 who gives us food. at the g7 summit, there was an offer of european financial help to fight the fires. the burning amazon rainforest has become another depressing sign of our times. and mr tusk warned a trade
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treaty with south american countries was at risk. it is hard to imagine a harmonious process of ratification by the european countries as long as the brazilian government allows for the destruction of the green lungs of planet earth. the pressure from europe and the protesters has persuaded the brazilian president to change course. in a televised address last night he said he would send in the troops to help fight the fires and crack down on illegal deforestation. translation: all the countries have expressed solidarity with brazil. they have offered to help tackle the wildfires and have also offered to take brazil's position to the g7 meeting. wildfires can happen anywhere and they should not be used as a pretext for international sanctions. more than 700 new fires have started in brazil this week alone.
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has mr bolsonaro done enough to persuade the international community he is taking the problem seriously? andy moore, bbc news. thousands of people have received emails from british airways saying their flights next month have been cancelled, after pilots announced three days of strike action in a dispute over pay. the walk—outs are planned for the 9th, 10th and 27th of september, but it's thought five consecutive days from the 8th will be affected by the cancellations our business correspondent katy austin is here — do we know how many flights have already been cancelled? we don't know exactly. british airways is refusing to confirm exact numbers of cancellations but it had already condemned the strike as unjustifiable and likely to cause disruption to tens of thousands of passengers. the strike by the way has been called by belper in a dispute over pay and conditions. it says that is a last resort born out of frustration. overnight we have seen customers contacted about
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cancellations not only on those scheduled strike days but on the days just before and afterwards. british airways has said it will get them to rebook two alternative flights or offer a refund but the problem is we are now seeing huge volumes of passengers all trying to do that at the same time and we've had reports of passengers phoning up dozens had reports of passengers phoning up d oze ns of had reports of passengers phoning up dozens of times before they can get through, and struggling to rebook on the website. british airways has said it's doing everything it can to get as many people on their as possible, and has pointed customers towards its website for the latest information. thank you very much. police in hong kong have used tear gas to try to disperse anti—government protesters after a week of relatively peaceful demonstrations. the confrontation came after thousands of protesters blocked roads using bamboo scaffolding and traffic barriers. a stand—off outside a police station resulted in officers charging protesters and firing tear gas. the english football league has agreed to work with bury football club and a potential new buyer over the bank holiday weekend to secure the club's
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future in league i. the efl has extended its deadline about the viability of the club to next tuesday. leanne brown is at bury‘s gigg lane stadium. leanne, what's the latest? we have been waiting for information today since the late night announcement on the possibility of a new owner. bury i still anxiously waiting for the afl to decide if their proposed takeover will stop them from being thrown out of the game. the club had until midnight last night to prove their finances, and two hours before it was announced the club it was being sold. in the last few minutes we have heard that deal has to be done by 5pm on tuesday. to tell you a bit more about the company, they are led by henry newman and rory campbell. rory campbell is the son of the former labour spin doctor alistair campbell, and they specialise in
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football and data analysis. they say they are looking very closely at the club's finances. the reaction to this sale from the fans has been one of relief, but they are also anxious and want questions answered. there will be a large gathering here tonight because as the gate says it is not just about football, tonight because as the gate says it is notjust about football, it is about the community. thank you. with all the sport now, here's john watson at the bbc sport centre. good afternoon. england have been set a target of 359 to win the third ashes test against australia, a target which looks unlikely when you consider england were bowled out forjust 67 in their first innings yesterday. it leaves australia on the brink of a win which will see them retain the ashes. andy swiss reports. so would this be the day their ashes dream finally died? england emerged knowing they would need something quite remarkable. australia starting some 283 ahead
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and marnus labuschagne was soon extending that advantage. england needed a breakthrough but instead they got this. labuschagne spilled byjonny bairstow. could you believe it? stuart broad's reaction pretty much said it all. enter england's new paste star, jofra archer. and finally things started to happen. james pattinson caught at slip before a stark reminder of that ferocious pace. labuschagne felled by a bouncer after steve smith was concussed in similar style at lord's, the medics were quickly out. but labuschagne was allowed to continue. still england searched for wickets and ben stokes found another. pat cummins caught by roy burns. and eventually they got the main man. labuschagne run out for 80 as australian fans cheered off their hero, surely the damage had been done. by the time archer wrapped up the innings england's target was a massive 359
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to keep their ashes hopes alive. england's second innings is now under way. remember they were bowled out for just 67 yesterday. they under way. remember they were bowled out forjust 67 yesterday. they have made a better start today. they are 11-0 at made a better start today. they are 11—0 at lunch. remember, 359 is their daunting target. fair to say england need something very special indeed. swiss live at headingley for us this lunchtime, many for that. it's been a lively game so far in the premier league's early kick off. it's two all between norwich and chelsea at carrow road, there's full text coverage on the bbc sport website manchester united v crystal palace is one of four 3 o'clock 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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real speed up front, wow. real speed. and it makes it...tricky to defend it all the time, to do all that stuff. you have to be brave, you have to play your own football, you have to try to keep possession, you have to be direct and all that stuff, so a lot of things to do and consider in that game. but against a very strong opponent. that's why i said, i know you are looking forward to it. in the scottish premiership, rangers and celtic play tomorrow. ross county can move top with a win. 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. it's going well so far. 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.
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saints have had a great season, 16 points clear at the top of the superleague but 11 years since they last lifted the challenge cup. despite final appearances in 2016 and 2018, warrington have not triumphed since 2012. there's coverage on bbc 1 from two o'clock, kick off is at 3.00. you can follow it all then. there's more on the bbc sport website. that includes the build—up to some big rugby world cup matches, but for now, from myself and the rest of the time, goodbye. thank you very much, john. the next news on bbc one is at 5.30 — bye for now.
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hello. , it's 1:12pm. you're watching the bbc news channel with me, shaun ley. lets return to the g7 summit in france. earlier today european council president donald tusk gave a statement to the media. as well as announcing official plans for the weekend, he also talked about meeting with borisjohnson in an attempt to avoid a no—deal brexit... tomorrow, on the margins of the summit, i will have a meeting with prime minister borisjohnson. he will be the third british conservative prime minister with whom i will discuss brexit. the eu was always 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, to hold serious talks with prime ministerjohnson. one thing i will not cooperate on is no deal.
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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 operational, realistic and acceptable to all member states, including ireland, if and when the uk government is ready to put them on the table. mr tusk also acknowldged that the meeting would be a difficult test of unity and solidarity for the leaders and set out his plans for the days ahead. today, it will be especially urgent and essential to build our unity around the following challenges: first, the defence of liberal democracy, rule of law and human rights, in particular in the context of the revival of nationalisms and a new form of authoritarianis,
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and a new form of authoritarianism, as well as threats coming from the development of digital technologies, meddling in elections, fake news, using artificial intelligence against citizens and theirfreedoms. second, the climate crisis and the protection of natural environments, including forests and oceans. the burning amazon rainforest has become another depressing sign of our times. we, of course, stand by the eu—mercosur agreement, which is also about protecting the climate and environment, but it is hard to imagine a harmonious process of ratification by the european countries as long as the brazilian government allows for the destruction of the green lungs of planet earth. this is about our
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"to be or not to be". at the same time, the eu is ready to offer financial help to fight the fires. three, putting a stop to trade wars. trade deals and the reform of the wto are better than a trade wars. than trade wars. trade wars will lead to recession, while trade deals will boost the economy, not to mention the fact that trade wars among the g7 members will lead to eroding the already weakened trust among us. donald tusk. let's take due to the scene live now in biarritz where president trump and president macron
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have been having lunch. they are posing for a photocall and i think can lessen in... we can fix the situation and we have a lot of contacts and i think we have to work very ha rd contacts and i think we have to work very hard because i think we surly same objective, first, being sure that doctor mac and a second, the stability... how to decrease it and fix the situation, in terms of trade, because i think if we manage to fix the situation, we will fix a great part of the world and this is very important part of our discussion. obviously, how to find new ways. . . discussion. obviously, how to find new ways... and i look at you, we especially need some renewal to our economy and we will probably decide to have new tax cuts, which is one of the ways to renounce... and
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thirdly we will discuss the digital and how to frame this new welding, lashed together and obviously, climate and environment. we know that the divergence that we're having on climate, but our cooperation and investment will reduce emissions and i think... in order to have some solutions... climate protection is by the global agenda. thank you again, mr president for taking the time to be here and being a partner will stop this discussion will be very important between allies, friends
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and very important. we are always very proud and happy to have the us are present. thank you, you're very nice. we are looking forward to it and we actually have a lot in common. and we actually have a lot in common. we have been friends for a long time and that you're we get along very well. i think i can say a relationship is a special relationship is a special relationship and we all remember the eiffel town dinner —— eiffel tower debtor and we have some really great things to talk about and we could not have asked for better weather or a beautiful location and next year we will be hosting it in the united states, so that will be very good. that will be great. a good job, but so that will be great. a good job, but so far so good. the weather is perfect, the guest list is fantastic, everybody is getting along and people accomplish a lot this weekend thank you for having
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us. this weekend thank you for having us. thank you. thank you very much. ido us. thank you. thank you very much. i do not think they are going to be provided an opportunity to take questions, it wasjust provided an opportunity to take questions, it was just a statement. interesting, the tone another the you're on's remarks. very careful not to say anything that might provoke the president into one of his spontaneous off the cuff comments —— president macron. we do not hear anything from the present to suggest that he was following up on taxing frenchmen, he added that little provocation to the g7 agenda just before he left washington, which will have been late friday night local time, early hours of the morning our time. he was a diplomatic and, partly because mr macron was a very careful to be diplomatic and acknowledging the differences over the issues on iran, the environment and are saying on iran, he thought that the countries had common cause of their
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determination to ensure that iran never got the opportunity to develop a nuclear weapon, now, the way that the europeans want to approach this asa maintaining the europeans want to approach this as a maintaining the agreement with iran. that historic agreement, the iran. that historic agreement, the iran nuclear deal. the us walked away from that nuclear deal because it did not believe it was strange enough and that it did not cover all the other ways, and its view, in which iran is a destabilising force in the middle east. so the differences there, and james lang i was saying to me earlier and is there, and james like i was saying to me earlier in this half hour that one of the issues that has to be considered as the difficulties of getting agreement when there are such divergent approaches on issues like that and also on getting common ground on issues of the state of the global economy. many fear a recession and the us president is determined not to let the words passes let's because he believes that the fact of talking about a makes it more likely to happen. chairman powell of the federal reserve , chairman powell of the federal
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reserve, the attacks describing him on friday and question whether he might bea on friday and question whether he might be a bigger enemy to the us than the president of china, which is currently in a trade stand—off. the questions of turrets will come up the questions of turrets will come up and china is not attending because whilst there are the second biggest economy there are, they're not one of the so—called advance. he said had a very bad policy approach to the problems faced and we will be desk cussing and following the g7 throughout the weekend and will be here from ross atkins later on. chief constables in england, wales and scotland will hold an emergency meeting next month after an alarming rise in violence against the police. the national police chiefs' council has called the crisis summit after pc andrew harper was killed during a spate of attacks on officers.
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earlier i spoke to peter kirkham, a former met police detective inspector and a commentator on policing issues. he told me that the violence against police officers is increasingly alarming. i think we've seen both the number and severity of assaults on police officers rising — a 32% rise in assaults with injury. that's 28 a day now, on average, more than one an hour. and there is another two an hour without injury — the pushes and the shoves. that is a significant rise in a very short period of time and it continues a trend going back a few years now. so, in terms of that trend, it is in the last decade or so, you would say? yeah, the trend has sort of followed hand in hand with the cuts to police and the denigration of the police with the comments made by the last nine years of government. it's a welcome breath of fresh air that mrjohnson's new government seem to be supportive of the police, but we've had what's been, effectively, and anti—police home secretary and prime minister theresa may and that makes a difference. people take their lead
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from what the government are saying and that has repeated that anti—police narrative, repeated endlessly, in the media and people do notice that and they notice the absence of police on the streets. that obviously doesn't excuse the violence, but does it make it more understandable when you talk about the kind of reduction police numbers, that that has increased the vulnerability of officers? yeah, officers with fewer colleagues around, they are often single crewed. the assistance, especially in ruralareas, is coming from significantly more distance away. the availability of things like dog units, which are really important for dealing with a larger scale disorder, you know, when a pub kicks off her party kicks off —— ora party —— or a party kicks off or something like that, dogs are really useful. we've got a situation now, when we are on night duty — at the
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time these things tend to happen — we will have a one dog covering two or three counties. now, is it then part of the problem here that because officers are coming later to incident and, later to incidents and, perhaps, initially fewer numbers, they are less able to kind of deal with something before it gets really nasty and that then, in turn, leads to much more aggressive attacks on the police? this it is both. we've always seen preventative patrols, in terms of violence, typically when pubs and clubs kick out in the middle of town, there would be some officers posted to that area to get things anybody, to deter them from —— to nip things in the bud, to deter them from happening. happening, to deal with them and update other officers and get assistance and to get a grip of it quickly. now, those officers just are not there in too many town centres. i mean, proactive patrol has almost disappeared. you know, one night this week, a london borough, a busy london borough, lesser than 30 officers on patrol. for the whole borough?
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for the whole borough. the whole borough. people need to think about that level. it is terrifying. this so it's not deterred and when the assistance is called, so it's 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 taser. and the possible extension of that, one chief constable, i think, this week saying, any officer who wants one could have one? yes, there are several forces going down that road. it is nice to see the national police chiefs council getting a grip of this. it is not before time. we've all had that terrifying moment where you're getting ready to go on holiday and you think you've lost your passport, but new technology could make remembering to carry your travel documents a thing of the past. instead, the passport would be saved on your phone and detected by a biometric scanner at the uk border. our business reporter simon browning has been to try it out. i don't know what you do if your phonemade battery goes flat or you do not have a charger with you, but we will worry about that separately. sunshine, holidays, city breaks. we all love our trips away. and it's the time of year
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when flights are full, airports are bursting, and there can be lots of waiting around. now, we all know what it's like to arrive on holiday at your destination, to arrive in the passport hall and be greeted by queues to get your passport scanned. they're a nightmare — 30 minutes, an hour. well, new technology means that could be the thing of the past when our passports go onto our phones. this kiosk is called protect. it's the start of a contactless id system designed by a group of companies and academics to speed up our transition across borders. after downloading an app to your phone, you register your passport with itjust once. it's now asks for you to present your passport, your document onto the reader and it is going to ask you to look into the camera and that is to make a match between the passport photo and your live image. so your identity has not been verified and dealing has been established. any moment, this will be confirmed on the screen. this has now been done. and your mobile phone now been done. and your mobile phone
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now says that you have been enrolled. 140 million passengers arrived at the uk border in 2017 and that is expected to double by 2050. but airports cannot double in size, so they need to process us faster so we arrive and leave much quicker. the advantage of this is that passengers can choose to use it, and if they are low—risk and eligible — that's to say you can come through without too much examination — then they can go through and not stop — they canjust keep walking. whereas the rest of the passengers who have to be seen can go to the normal control. the security of our data has never been under such scrutiny. the designers of protect insist safeguards are in place and information is encrypted. but other questions remain. what if your battery dies? what if you have bought the wrong smartphone? —— what if you have brought the wrong smartphone? and can the biometric tunnel be fooled ? i'm going to test whether the passport application works, but i'm going to try and trick it with this mask. the developers say the system is ready for implementation,
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and the home office says it continues to investigate the application of new and emerging technologies at uk borders. we're just going to see. i'm hoping it did not recognise me. that's right. it is a big negative. none of us like to queue, even though we are so good at it. but are we ready to replace them with a hassle—free biometric future? simon browning, bbc news. now it's time for a look at the weather with chris fawkes. with lots of sunshine tells all that, good afternoon. through the whole of the bank holiday weekend, andi whole of the bank holiday weekend, and i know it is not a bank holiday in scotland, but for the rest of the uk it has and it is going to be a worm and for the vast majority of us as well. with more of the sunny and hot weather. the picture today shows plenty of sunshine across the uk, although we do have some thicker cloud that is bringing a risk of a few showers to areas of northern ireland and getting into the scottish highlands and islands, but
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away from that in the sunshine, temperatures well into the mid to high 20s, peeking around 30 towards london and south—east england. hotter than it has been for a number of weeks, overnight on it, for such a one day, the temperatures are slow to condemn. these are the kind of temperatures with have a to 11pm tonight, perhaps when you're thinking of heading off to bed. it will be a barmaid for sleeping. tomorrow it will be —— it will be quite warm for sleeping. for the vast majority, tomorrow is another fine and sunny day. temperatures up to 27 degrees in edinburgh, the highs reaching about 32 degrees towards london and south—east england and we could add another degree and to those temperatures in easter england as we head to bank holiday monday. that is related to the temperatures president trump and other world leaders are arriving in the french

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