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tim: hello, welcome to our viewers on public television and around the globe. they have not spoken since april orderedpresident trump a missile strike on syria. today he and russian president picke uputin the phone. it was good said the white house, constructive said the kremlin. it was a biggi busy day for putn it was asked if russia interfered with the election. with theer interfere political process in other ifntries, and we would like no one interfered with our political life and the political life in russia. refer to the u.s. example which is not confirmed by anyone.
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these are rumors used in the internal political struggle in the u.s. tim: that question arose after meeting with angela merkel, described as a bridge building mission by the germans. it was clear there was a lot of water to cross as they were diverging positions on ukraine and civil rights. here is our moscow correspondent, steve rosenberg. : no breakthrough in russian-german relations with have been in the deep freeze for three years or so. there was a difference of opinion over ukraine. blood where putin said the government in kiev had come to power through an unconstitutional coup. angela merkel said the ukrainian at parties came to power democratically. spoken ofkel had misinformation. she gave the example of a
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negative news story about germany that originated in russia. she said if there was more germany would look into that. vladimir putin said russia did not interfere with the internal affairs of other country. also the gay community and chechnya. that russians had the right to protest. vladimir putin has said the russian police were more reserved than police and the west. clearly a string of differences. minds today inhe sochi between the german chancellor and the russian president. tim: steve rosenberg in moscow. for more on the meeting in the phone call between the u.s. and have beenesidents, i speaking to the former u.s. ambassador to ukraine who is now at the brookings institution. let's talk about the phone call to president trump. it is not clear if the syrian air were mentioned, but
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presumably this is building on that. >> secretary tillerson was in moscow after the airstrikes. it looks like this phone call was on a higher level, talking about a joint interest of peace in syria. below that, what does that mean for assad or isis? that is where differences emerge. tim: and on bully been rejected by tehray? >> having someone there, that would be a positive step. we had the local ambassador present. tim: when it comes to the first face-to-face meeting, many were speculating this would have happened by now. it looks like it will happen at the g 20? >> that would be the logical venue. it will have president trump and president putin in germany. that would be the logical place for a first meeting to test the waters and see if they can do
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things in the continuing context of secretary tillerson and sergey lavrov. it will require getting past issues on the agenda. tim: for example? >> ukraine. it does not look like ukraine came up in the phone call between the presidents. tim: angela merkel, that was a tense press conference? like they did not agree on much. ukraine was a big part of that. chancellor merkel made it clear that she saw that russia had to move for peace settlements. mr. putin saying that it is not us, it is key have. -- it is shkiev. koni thenot sure if laboratory was brought out in front of angela merkel. that was 10 years ago. was there any common ground at all in the press conference? >> there is the communications
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channel. if we are going to engage putin, angela merkel is the one with the best channel. he speaks german, she speaks russian. they have been communicating going back 12 years. dog reference,he 10 years ago angela merkel is notoriously afraid of dogs. he put his black labrador in front of her. >> that is the kgb mentality. i'm not sure that actually helped. my guess is the impression it made on the germans was it was a thugish and take. tim: ukraine, what prospects are there of crimea being discussed or put on the table of talks between president clinton and the international community? >> crimea will be hard. the focus is to try to stop the fighting and dundalk. that is where you are having people killed every week.
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it doesn't look like there is much progress. it seems the lingering conflict is a way to ratchet press ure on kiev. my guess is we want seachange for some time. they want to see what will happen in the french elections in german elections. mr. putin has an election in march of next year. taking the strong approach, he thinks will be good for his image. imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, marine le pen is very fond of her defeated rival francoise fillon. excerpt from both speeches. even if you don't speak french, you will understand what the fuss is all about. [overlapping french]
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tim: you would think they would beat red faces over such a faux pas, but they are saying that speech was a nod to mr. fillon and that she was not sectarian. i spoke to gavin lee who is not a marine le pen event in paris. marine le pen has just arrived. this is extremely embarrassing one would have thought. gavin: but she has said, the speech was a carbon copy it of what france were fillon said a month ago. she said she copied it, but it was a nod to his supporters. she said a lot of the speech was nothing to do with what fillon had to say, but journalists would not have picked up on it
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if she had not have mentioned it. others here, part of macron's campaign said it is a counter strategy. you can see in the background, she is talking about why she should be president and vote on sunday. have been written by right-wing essayist. he has been a supporter of marine le pen? gavin: he wrote a book some time ago. francois fillon has some direct link to him and which is speech came out. he was talking about how france's place in the world is to be on top. it is absolutely word for word. but she is telling people is that was a deliberate reason to get attention. macron is steady in the polls, 60% to 40%. this is her trying to get the
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last minute vote. they're just a few days until election day. bestshe says she is the position to talk to donald trump or theresa may, but she is behind in the polls? explains why am speaking to you in such a tightly packed hotel. she goes into a head-to-head tv debate tomorrow. those on the opposition, critics might say, she is talking tonight to say you cannot say this party is racist. shewill talk about what forgotten french peerages says it is her battle against radical islam. her vision for france is different than macron. -- shelking about limit is document limiting immigration. this is perhaps a warm-up for tomorrow's debate. tim: thank you.
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you are watching bbc "world news america." stories, more than 30 civilians and kurdish fighters have been killed in an attack led by the islamic state in northern syria. i.s. targeted a makeshift camp of refugees. it happened at a border crossing between the two countries. china called for the immediate dissension of a controversial missile system and north korea. beijing has expressed opposition of thaad. china foreign ministry spokesman said china would take measures to defend its interest. hillary clinton has been talking bydetail about her defeat donald trump in last year's runoff. in an event in new york city, the former candidate took some of the blame for her losing campaign, but said there were
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other factors as well. mrs. clinton: it was not a perfect campaign, there is no such thing. i was on the way to winning until a combination of jim comey's letter and russian wiki of peopleed doubts that were inclined to vote for me that were scared off. tim: for more i spoke to our north american reporter. anthony, she has not gotten over it? : it is hard for anyone to get over this. bob will said he was sleeping like a baby after losing the election, waking up every two hours and crying. it is tough to get over. tim: clear in her mind is how and why she lost. anthony: jennings two major reasons. comey and theames
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letter to congress saying he was reopening the investigation into her email servers. and vladimir putin who she says he blames her for criticizing his election prior and he was getting revenge through the wikileaks revelation. tim: she is even more clear. she said if the election was october 27, she would have won. anthony: the early voting looked good. that comey letter and wikileaks came out and sank her campaign. quoted an independent election analyst saying that the polls were dipping and that was the cause. tim: that she was personally to blame as well in terms of being disliked? sheony: she was asked if took responsibility to achieve said of course i take responsibility. we didn't run a perfect campaign, but no one runs a perfect campaign.
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she expressed some regret, but didn't get into detail. where she had all the detail was talking about russia, wikileaks, the fbi, and misogyny. tim: she was clear that their thought -- that she thought there was a misogynistic element. ithony: she tried to draw out into pay inequality and discrimination, but it had an impact on her campaign and how people perceive her and the double standards she felt she was held to. she said she is writing a book to explain this in detail. a lot of people will be interested in how she views the role of women in society and how it impacted her campaign. tim: is the political career for her over? anthony: it will be difficult to come back. when someone runs for president and loses they either fade away on the spotlight or don't run for higher office again. it is tough when you come so
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close to settle for something lower down. came to thent trump white house promising a tougher approach to illegal immigration. his way,s got in especially when it came to sanctuary cities, where local authorities don't always operate with deportation. in smaller communities like salem, massachusetts people are deeply divided over the issue. we are being persecuted, as if we were criminals, terrorists, or bad people, right? immigrants are the foundation of every economy, no matter what country you are in. reporter: victoria, not her real name, is one of the 11 million illegal immigrants. two decades ago she out stayed her visa.
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she knows she could be taken away from her three children at any time. >> loads of families have been separated. are criminals,y because he says he is going after criminals, but not just them. reporter: salem is the site of 17th-century witch trials and is a draw for tourists. it's liberal new england atmosphere is a huge draw for outsiders of another kind. the council says 15% of the 40,000-odd population were born outside the united states. salem has declared itself a sanctuary for peace. city officials cannot ask about immigration status, designed to reassure immigrant groups. >> somewhere around 5% to 8%. citizens don't want salem to be a sanctuary
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city and our gathering names to try to force a referendum in november. they said the status could lose money and a noise washington. >> i think it is a way to antagonize president trump. >> our president is doing nothing other than suggesting our people follow the law. the salem police departmentany pressure to cooperate further with immigration officials will fall on the shoulders of its officers. it is a big problem in alienating immigrants. >> we have had a few incidents of domestic violence where their immigration status was used against them, and they were reluctant to come forward. they went through probably several different kinds of abuses. reporter: the numbers of undocumented people being deported without convictions has risen. it made victoria think about the future of her own family. >> i asked a friend to stay with
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my children and send them to me in my country. we are not safe. practically nobody is safe. we have to have a plan b. tim: you are watching bbc "world news america." on tonight's program, rescued after drifting at sea for 30 hours. how this server survived her -- surfer survived a rough ride. tim: big-name celebrities turned out in their finest, and in some cases, not very much, for the met gala. haired -- isall is held at the metropolitan museum of art. it is the hottest invite on the new york social calendar, and the biggest night
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in fashion that draws out the stars. stepping onto the met gala red carpet is to enter a runway with a specific game. -- specific theme. this year it is honoring japanese designer rei kawakubo who blurs the line between fashion and artwork. >> it is not so much out of the box rather than there is no box. started, you can never believe that fashion could be as influential as music. it is. >> a lot of people say, how do you wear that? reporter: sleeves need not apply. the bravest dressed the part. katy perry and pharrell williams wore the designer's pieces and rihanna stood out with this look. madonna arrived in camouflage. >> statement are you making? get ourwe have got to
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-- together. the irony of the stupidity of war. reporter: this red carpet is one of the most judged. social media was picked to play critic. the met gala is not the place to play it safe. it has made for a night of unique looks. bbc news at the met gala. tim: for the astonishing story of survivor. has been rescued after clinging to his board for 30 hours. the coast guard says that he was very lucky. chris buckler reports.
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an day iner more than the water, matthew bryce was found by the coast guard miles from land. by the surfboard he left the argyll coast on on sunday. he was rescued monday evening. he was closer to northern ireland than scotland. >> the waters around the u.k. at this time of year are at their coldest. if you go in the water this time of year on the beach, you don't know how long you would want to stand and it. 32 hours in those conditions, it would be debilitating. chris: search-and-rescue teams from both sides of the irish sea worked together. matthew bryce is from glasgow and being treated at a hospital in belfast. the waves make the scottish and northern ireland coast a popular
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destination for surfers. the coast guard said matthew was lucky, but also prepared. he was wearing a wetsuit that could have saved his life. he was able to stay close to his surfboard. when he was plucked from the sea he was hypothermic or conscious. rescue just as evening was approaching. in the coast guard's words, extremely lucky to be found. tim: a lucky man indeed. the tony awards were announced honoring the finest that broadway has to offer. category,t physical it will have to beat "come from away." nick bryant has this. ♪ a feel-good 9/11 musical.
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"come from away" has been a foot tapping, tearjerking sensation. story of the 7000 airline passengers stranded for nearly a week in newfoundland after the closure of u.s. airspace in the aftermath of september 11. a tiny town with a big heart whose residence welcomed unexpected visitors with open arms and wallets. >> we call it a nine/12 story. is -- it is about newfoundland and the larger story. as new yorkers that was important. we are careful to make a safe space and to say whatever you are worried about, don't. come with us to newfoundland and we tell you the story of what happened there. nick: it is about making outsiders feel at home, out of step with the current political
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mood. some see it as an anti-trump production. trudeau pointedly invited ivanka trump p or by all accounts, she loved it. >> never predicted this would open at a time like this. and that it would come so immediately relevant. it is not something people had to do. were prime minister trumpu and iivanka in the same theater of plotting the same actors. nick: "come from away" has a unifying theme, the triumph of humanity over hate. >> there is an age-old argument about how theater could change the world. every night we had that question asked again.
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it gives us hope. nick bryant reporting. that is it for me. from the team in washington, see you soon. >> make sense of international news at >> funding of this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation, newman's own foundation, giving all profits from newman's own to charity and pursuing the common good, kovler foundation, pursuing solutions for america's neglected needs, and aruba tourism authority. >> planning a vacation escape that is relaxing, inviting, and exciting is a lot easier than you think. you can find it here in aruba. families, couples, and friends can all find their escape on the
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captioning sponsored by newshour productions, llc >> woodruff: good evening. i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight, parsing the president. we break down mr. trump's latest statements in a barrage of interviews and tweets. then, we continue our series on south sudan's brutal civil war with a look at the devastating food shortage facing those forced to flee their homes. >> these are the roots of the water lily plant. that's what they are surviving off, the whole family. it has very little nutritional value, it's muddy, it's very unpleasant. >> woodruff: and, how one county in california is cutting the high costs of asthma, with a home care program focused on keeping kids healthy and out of the e.r.


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