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integrative cancer care lives here. >> and now, "bbc world news america." katty: this is "bbc world news merica." reporting from washington, i'm katty kay. president obama is under fire for meddling in u.k. politics after warning that britain will suffer if it leaves the european union. president obama: the united states wants a strong united a partner and the united kingdom is at its best when it is helping to lead a strong euro. katty: authorities say there were no signs of trauma on the body of the pop star prince, but the results of a postmortem could take weeks. >> to be or not to be, that is the question. and 400 years after william shakespeare's death come we will take you to a special production of "hamlet," which has made its way right around the world.
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katty: welcome to our viewers on public treasure vision in america and around the globe. president obama weighed in on a sensitive foreign political issue today, voicing strong opposition to a british exit from the european union. the question goes to voters in june and mr. obama warns that the decision to leave what caused serious economic consequences both for the u.k. and the u.s. beyond the serious policy questions, there was time for visiting with the royals, including visiting with the duke and duchess of cambridge, and a meeting with their son, prince george. a warning, this report has flash photography. reporter: when the president comes calling, he starts at the top. touchdown at windsor castle for a private visit to the queen -- well, private as these trips get. obamae place where barack
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differs, he is here not just as a courtesy on a farewell tour, but you have his say on britain's place in the world before her subjects survive -- decide. the royal welcome was warm , warmer than those out of the eu were about to feel about barack obama especially after the business end of his visit, the president's next. at downing street, is welcome look even warm enough death warmer, not just because president and prime minister are good friends -- you can see that -- but because the biggest star in world politics is your two help david cameron on the biggest fight in his life and keeping friction in the eu. -- keeping britain in the eu. then they were on. president obama took his chance and he wasn't holding back. i figured youa: might want to hear from the president of the united states but i think to do.
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on that matter, for example, i think it is fair to say that maybe some point down the line, there might be a u.k.-u.s. trade agreement, but it will not happen anytime soon because our focus is on negotiating with a big block of the european union to get a trade agreement done. and the u.k. is going to be in the back of the queue. reporter: toughest warning yet by far, and he wasn't sorry for saying it. ultimately, the british voters have to decide for themselves. but as part of our special relationship, part of being friends is to be honest. and to let you know what i think. and speaking honestly, the outcome of the decision is a matter of deep interest to the united states because it affects our prospects as well. reporter: david cameron could not have asked for more. to him, the choice is obvious
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. cameron: our collective power and reach is amplified by membership in the european union. let me be clear, when it comes to the special relationship between our two countries, there is no greater enthusiasm can make a i am glad to have had the opportunity to be prime minister to stand outside the white house listening to this man, my friend saying that the special relationship between our countries has never been stronger. but i've never felt constrained in anyway and strengthening this relationship by the fact that we are in the european union. thister: even vote for even before the president said the word you somehow knew something big was coming from bigger than prince, the beatles, the stones, game -- game changer. india it is all about -- in there it is all about international diplomacy.
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out here is like a rock concert. but can barack obama win minds as well as hearts? he didn't know these two are close, you do now. opponents are upset -- one of them, boris johnson, doubting whether president equal part kenyan that he called part kenyan has britain's prestigious at heart. -- best interests at heart. our loss, 60% of the note emanating from the united states would not dream of subjugating itself in any way to any other international jurisdiction. reporter: side-by-side, shoulder to shoulder, barack obama has done his part and more. the fight for britain's future lies in the balance and that will decide whether the dramatic support david cameron's closest friend and ally has given today is remembered as a prize trophy or just a kind consolation.
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katty: for more on this decision over whether britain votes to leave the eu when i spoke a short time ago with austan goolsbee that he served as the chairman of president obama's council of economic advisers and he is now at the university of chicago. thank you for joining me come austan goolsbee could let's get to the economics in a second. generally speaking, american voters don't like it when foreigners weigh in on their politics to was it wise for the president to weigh in on citizens of issue in the u.k.? -- on such a sensitive issue in the u.k.? austan: i don't know. he is kennedy criticized it away. i think the president -- he is going to be criticized either way. i think the president has a little bit of your sister is going out with a bad boyfriend. do you want to say something, not say something? it seems to me like he feels like the economic impact is pretty significant, and to the extent that people are saying, yes, we will sign a free trade
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agreement with the united states within weeks, if we vote no, i think it was probably appropriate to say that is an unlikely state of events in the short-term. katty: let's lay out the economic impact in a just for brits, but for americans. i have not seen many americans interested in the brexit story at all. why should americans be concerned about this vote? austan: well, look on not saying -- we have plenty of problems going on over here and every time i go to europe everybody wants to ask me about donald trump and what is happening in the presidential election. i would say that if you wanted to say where are the direct implications of the brexit vote and europe in general for the anythingates, i think that throws chaos into the ,inancial system in europe especially with a lot of the
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world's biggest financial institutions in the u.k., and the uncertainties over what does that mean, for the continental banks continue to operate in the u.k., good the u.k. banks continue to operate on the continent, that is a short run risk that i think people paying attention, they are paying a lot of attention to that. second is -- katty: what about -- sorry, go ahead. austan: i was going to change the subject. go ahead at what? katty: the fact that europe is the biggest turning partner and could have potentially have an impact on american businesses as exporters? austan: i think it good, and i was kind of the second category i was going to bring up. but there is uncertainty about that, which is we can all agree that anything that would lead europe into deeper problems than what they already have been struggling with, chewing on within the euro zone so far, would be bad for the global
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economy and for sure the united states. i don't know -- i don't 100% know that a brexit vote automatically makes europe's performance worse. i personally think it probably would because it would add at least a lot of uncertainty about trade and some of these factors in the short run. but in the long run, i'm synthetic with the critique of, hey, don't tell us what to do, you have your own votes and we will have ours. i think he was of two minds. katty: austan goolsbee, thank you for joining me. austan: thank you. katty: the local sheriff says there were no signs of trauma on the body of the pop star prince, who died suddenly yesterday at the age of 57. he was found dead in his studio in minneapolis. results of an autopsy could take several weeks. around the globe fans have been celebrating his life with
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purple-tinted tributes. our correspondent james cook reports. have beens of prince morning a loss icon and wondering why does life was cut short. >> thank you for loving him, y'all. james: please give more detail, saying there were no signs of trauma on his body. >> we have no reason to believe at this point that this was a suicide again, this is early on in the investigation, and it is we are continuing to investigate. is prince's paisley park home and studio. it appears he was already dead when he was found slumped in a lift yesterday morning. died: exactly how prince here is still unclear, and the county coroner's office has warned it could be several weeks before the results of toxicology
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tests are known. meanwhile, the star is as feted in death as he was in life. on broadway, jennifer hudson led the cast of " the color purple" in distributed > -- this tribut. >> ♪ purple rain, purple rain james: for his friends, the sudden unexplained death is still raw. >> as much as people talk about we don't know about his personal life come of it is not important, but most of all, you need to know what he wants to do and is doing to make a difference. that is the most important thing , that he wore his sincerity on his sleeve and you could feel it. that is the most important thing. >> ♪ purple rain, purple rain james: in minneapolis, where the star was born and where he died, they partied all night.
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remembering a local hero who became a global superstar. states, andnited beyond, one caller said it all. glowing inmarks tribute and everybody singing and dancing in memory of an artist who redefined music. >> ♪ i feel for you james: james cook, bbc news, minnesota. katty: remembering prince, in purple, of course. authorities in ohio say eight people have been shot dead in what they say are execution style tellings. the victims, who all belong to the same family and include a child, were found in 4 different locations on april road. on aforcement officials -- rural road to law enforcement officials are searching for at least one killer and are trying to determine a motive for the shootings. today the united nations, leaders from more than 170 countries, began signing the paris agreement on climate
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change, which curves greenhouse gases. u.s. iteris a john kerry brought his granddaughter -- u.s. secretary of state john brought his granddaughter along. due to come into force by 2020, but china, one of the world's biggest polluters, said it planned to ratify the changes this year. in a new york, outside editor has more. -- our science editor has more. reporter: from all over the world there are signs of change. in the arctic, the lowest level of major ice since records began. in the philippines, writes during a drought blamed on global warming. and floods in written last winter which scientists say were more likely with rising temperatures. today at u.n. headquarters came appeals for action, first from a hollywood star. >> you are the last best hope of earth. we ask you to protect it, or we and all living things we cherish our history. >> we want you to act. now it's time to bring it to the
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people, to my people. reporter: and then a ceremony to sign the new paris agreement on climate change. the u.s. secretary of state john kerry brought his granddaughter. in all, about 170 countries cued up to sign the document. a record turnout for any u.n. treaty. the next stages for countries to ratify it, and on that there was a significant announcement. >> we will make early accession -- reporter: the chinese premier said his country, the world's largest polluter, wooded joined by september. this comes amid mounting concern about rising global temperatures. over the past century these are the years that have set new records. after another record set last year, look how this year shaping up. we'll all be words being editor, you might think that this agreement on climate change was in the back.
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it isn't. it is up to each individual country to train their promises into practical action. no surprise, all i saw on the united states -- all eyes on the united states come with the presidential election coming up and republican candidates who just don't want any part of this. >> we don't know who is the next president and what stand the u.s. administration will take. so the people are watching eagerly. reporter: amid all the uncertainty, nasa has released this new video. it is a reminder of what is at stake. warm words but warmer planet, it seems. you are watching "bbc world news america." still to come, it is a football team defying the odds and taking the premier league ice storm, but here despite strong, but here in america, simply by storm, its name -- but here in america comes italy pronouncing his name is a challenge. steve wozniak was the cofounder of apple in the 1970's.
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today it is a company worth $600 billion. then thompson asked him if he thinks apple was right in refusing to assist the fbi in unlocking the phone. steve: is apple have the data they would turn it over and they have. thousands of cases. severus security is a critically important. apple has been the good guy. there are politicians who don't have a clue as to what severus security is about trying to pass laws saying that apple has to make the product secure -- that is a crime. so horrible. i just cry. reporter: he said silicon valley care too much about making money. young people coming up with a new idea, in a dorm room, in a garage, something nobody thought was going to be anything big. now it becomes big. get investors from you go public, you have an ipo, and all the owners of your company are making decisions and they are
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out there and they're only interested in the money. people still want to do good more than make money, they become forced to have to go the other way overtime. reporter: do you worry that the company you founded in 1970's has moved so far away from its standing principles that it is looking to actively pay less tax? steve: if you make money, you should pay some taxes to government on it, i believe that very strongly. the company we founded in 1976 new we would be a worldwide company, and we just assumed we would pay taxes on it, and maybe the tax rates are different for a company than they are for a person. that is something that bothers me to this day. on the other hand, i look back at any company that is a public company and shareholders will force it to be as profitable as possible and that means financial people studying all the laws of the world figuring out the schemes that worked that are effectively legal. katty: here in the u.s., being a
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sports fan often involves rooting for the underdog, but right now on the pitch of the english premier league, a story is playing out that may have no american equivalent. with just four games left, looks like a small team that few here and even pronounce will define massive odds and win the championship. it would be the biggest footballing upset and have a century. to help explain why this success may be lost in translation, i spoke a short time ago with tom. oft are americans making this leicester city phenomenon? an incredible story that has captivated the u.k. for weeks now. they are on top of the premier league and within sight of the first league title in 130 years. last year they were bought up and a few years ago they were in the third division. incredible underdog tale. 5000-1 lasthe arts
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summer that they just weren't the arts 5000-1 last summer that they would win? tom: yes, meaning that the arts were hired that hugh hefner would declare he was a virgin. katty: [laughter] people around washington, who are sports fans -- can they say mr. city -- leister city? lei-kes-ter is the first attempt. katty: kind of like kansas. tom: that is the thing that is lost in translation. having this david and goliath story doesn't happen. katty: why not? tom: there is in the promotion that you get in the english league so you don't get these clubs coming from relative obscurity and going with the big boys. there is a more level playing field, in the nfl, for instance. there is lots more winners of the super bowl then you have in
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comparison to the premier league. katty: you have much more, i guess, income inequality. tom: yeah, in england, which is what is so astounding about this team playing against 115 times more valuable and yet here they are within grassroots of a title. katty: when will we know? tom: we could know in a couple of weeks. they're looking over their shoulders. katty: great. next to riches story could wonderful. -- racks to riches story. wonderful. thanks, tom. they play on sunday on their way to the temperature. all the world is a stage. 400 years upper wing shakespeare's death, one theater company is taking that to heart. "hamlet" has been performed across the world by actors from globe in london. the stop will be to convert castle in denmark, the basis for the fictional town of elsinore in the famous tragedy.
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reporter: to be or not to be. that is the question. reporter: the actor playing hamlet, in shakespeare's story about a mix of danish prince. >> and by opposing. reporter: it is the 293rd performance this theater has given in a record-breaking 197 country will tour. -- world tour. the most moving audience reactions i've ever had, when hamlet has the speech, and he asked the audience, "am i a coward?" -- pinas a drop silence, drop silence, except for one voice in the back of the theater which said "yes!"
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becauseally it, whic good -- it is brilliant because it is sort of exactly what you want in those moments. performed onis stage is in castles and in refugee camps. >> good morning, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the world tour of "hamlet." we are in the second year of this epic tour of every country in the world and here we are in the 96 country. reporter: wherever they went, the actors found that the scenes were related to the time and place. on thelso played in kiev evil of the presidential election with poroshenko in the front row. the day before, given the tour around my don square. we knew we were there at the very potentially -- very historic time for them in their modern history. and so we felt incredibly
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privileged, but two, when all the stuff about regime change comes marching through -- fort nbras comes marching through poland, it felt like it is very -- it can never be more precisely resonant. reporter: maranda foster, who plays gertrude from was surprised by the range of audience reactions she has experienced. in the caribbean and she is about to drink the poison, summary said "no!" and shouted for me not to do it. another audience in the caribbean said "that is no way to treat your mother" when he started throwing me around in the closet scene. reporter: in elsinore the place not only well known, but it belongs as much to the danes as to the british. >> he's a kind of an icon of
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modern man. it is a very powerful and strong icon because hamlet is a young man fighting by himself and wants to liberate himself to be who he is. >> solid flesh would melt. reporter: there are a handful of countries where the actors could not deliver the famous lines from such as syria. they couldn't go there because of security reasons. and north korea, welcome where they weren't welcome. male and female actors performing onstage in saudi arabia. 400 years after william shakespeare's death, "hamlet" as relevant as it ever was, right around the world. that brings this program to a close. i'm katty kay. have a great weekend.
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