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this is bbc news, the headlines at 6:00. splits over climate change among the 620 group of world leaders — the us declines to join the others in backing the paris accords. like other world leaders, i am dismayed at the us decision to pull out of the paris agreement. vladimir putin says he's established a working relationship with president trump — the russian leader said he was "very different than on tv". celebrations in mosul, as iraqi forces say they're battling to clear the last pockets of resistance among militants of the so—called islamic state. firefighters tell the bbc they didn't have the necessary equipment needed to tackle the blaze at grenfell tower. labour leaderjeremy corbyn addresses one of europe's biggest trade union events, calling time on austerity and highlighting the living wage.
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and pride in london gets under way. tens of thousands of people march through the capital — marking 50 years since homosexuality was decriminalised in england and wales. pride and regret for the lions as they draw their test series with the all blacks — after a late kick from 0wen farrell. more on that in sportsday in just over half an hour. many thought this summit was going to be of the utmost significance. we
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knew climate change was going to be the dominant issue, and we also looked at the position of donald trump, taking america out of the paris climate change agreement, and the position of all the other leaders committing themselves to that deal. and those two positions looked incompatible. but diplomacy has a way of bringing people together who looked poles apart. but that hasn't happened here, what has happened is a confirmation that on the most pressing issue facing our world, the vast majority of the world's most powerful leaders will go in one direction, donald trump and america will go in another. angela merkel did very little to disguise that that is very much the case. here she is talking earlier. translation: 0ne crucial issue was climate and energy, and what came out of this meeting was what i had already said at the beginning of this meeting,
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wherever there is no consensus that can be achieved, disagreement has to be made clear. you are familiar with the american position. you know that unfortunately, and i deplore this, the united states of america left the climate agreement, or rather announced their intention of doing this, so what becomes clear in this declaration is the dissenting view of the united states. but i am very gratified to note that the other 19 member states of the 620 say that the proposed agreement is irreversible, that we feel committed to what we agreed on, and that it is to be implemented as quickly as possible, and that we also agreed on a so—called hamburg action plan on climate and energy. if you think of any of the major
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global issues since the second world war, america has been central in defining how the world responds to them. donald trump's decision to walk away from the paris agreement and all the other powerful countries of the world has left a gap, and it has been fascinating watching which leaders were willing to step into that gap. 0ne leaders were willing to step into that gap. one was president macron, he announced a climate change summit in december in france. he is talking earlier. translation: you are in or you are out, and —— but there is a spirit of compromise. unless it is a sign of
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weakness. that is why there is no a la ca rt weakness. that is why there is no a la cart paris accord, because there is no way back, no alternative, and it is as simple as that. but that is the fact. the paris accord does not mean google immediately change our productive —— production models, the main point is we have a common goal, we have a road, each country must adapt the domestic or regional provisions or recommendations. europe has not done it all, france is doing it through its paris accords, but one key principle is that there is no way back. anyone stepping back will have to shoulder their responsibilities, and i would not give up. donald trump said one of his records for pulling out of the paris deal with that he sees it asa the paris deal with that he sees it as a way of redistributing american wealth around the world. he says we are not doing it this way. that was
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not the opinion of any of the other leaders here at the 620. theresa may had a bilateral meeting with donald trump this morning, before they went behind closed doors they spoke to the press, and donald trump asserted his hope that a deal between the us and the uk after brexit could be done very quickly and that it would bea done very quickly and that it would be a very powerful trades deal. a reminder, though, no comprehensive deal can be cut until brexit occurs. theresa may has been talking about that, but also about the number one issue, climate change. here's the prime minister on that subject. like otherworldly does here, i am dismayed that the us decision to pull out of the paris agreement, and iurge pull out of the paris agreement, and i urge president trump to rejoin the paris agreement. the uk's own commitment to the paris agreement at tackling global climate change is as
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strong as ever. not only will this protect the environment for future generations, it will keep energy affordable and maintain a supply to protect the interests of business and consumers. we are delivering on oui’ and consumers. we are delivering on our commitments to deliver a safer, more prosperous future for us all. angela merkel was asked about theresa may's optimism that perhaps donald trump would change his mind in paris, she said she did not anticipate that would happen. it is probably fair to say the single moment that generated the most interest was that moment when vladimir putin and donald trump met each other for the first time, before going on to have a very long conversation with the two foreign ministers in attendance. vladimir putin a little bit earlier gave quite a lengthy statement, and inevitably he was asked about the moment during that closed doors session with donald trump when the
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american president asked the russian president about the allegation that russia riddled with the us election. —— meddled. translation: the president posed the question, we discussed this question, we discussed this question, it was not one question, it was many. our position is well known, and i laid it out. there is no basis to say russia interfered in the us elections. what is important is that we agree there should be no room for doubt in such things in the future. i said this at the last 620 session, it is directly linked to cyberspace, to the internet. we agreed that we will create a working group, and work together on how to control security in the area of cyberspace. on how to ensure international legal norms are observed, had ensured there is no interference in the internal affairs of foreign states, above all this
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concerns the us and russia. i think we are able to do this, and i see no reason to doubt that. then, there will be no more speculation on this matter. you might imagine there was quite a lot of scepticism within the us intelligence agencies watching that statement, remember they have repeatedly stated they are certain that russia meddled in the us election, so with vladimir putin saying let's work on this and make sure it doesn't happen, to them would seem a fanciful idea. now, vladimir putin also turned to his experience of meeting donald trump, and they told us that actually when he was across the table from him, talking to him, it was a different experience to seeing him on the television. translation: i don't know how this will sound, but i think the tv
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donald trump is different from the real donald trump. he analyses quite quickly, and response to questions that are posed for a rise in discussions. sol that are posed for a rise in discussions. so i think if we form our relations in the way our conversation went yesterday, there is every reason to think we can restore at least in part the level of cooperation that is required. i'm sure you will have seen pictures of the protests here in hamburg, and particularly the protests which have turned violent, and in the last couple of nights there have been very serious outbreaks of violence, over 200 police officers have been injured, over 35 arrests as well. we should also do emphasise that in a strange way, many of the protesters share one belief with many of the leaders here, and that is that globalisation isn't working. and that the benefits of globalisation need to be more equitably shared, of
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course the leaders in here probably don't agree with the analysis protesters outside —— the analysis of the protesters outside as to what to do with it. today, there have been serious clashes, jenny hill has been serious clashes, jenny hill has been covering them for the bbc. the fury, the violence, took hamburg by surprise. shops looted, businesses trashed. this man's been trading here for nearly 50 years. he told us he has never seen anything like it. translation: really shocked. you are helpless and shock. the business has been here for 70, 80 years. we know there are problems in the neighbourhood, but it wasn't people from right here who did this. for nearly two days, hamburg's streets have been a battle ground.
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clashes flaring all over the city, more than 200 officers injured. this is, they say, a new dimension of violence. translation: we had to bring in special forces trained in anti—terrorism operations, to protect our officers. we had intelligence that the protesters had molotov cocktails and concrete blocks. the morning after, a brief lull. what is really striking about hamburg today is the quiet. for the first time in nearly two days there are no helicopters circling overhead, no sirens, no clashes breaking out, but in the air there is, i think, a sense of quiet shock. this city, after all, hasjust
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experienced nearly 48 hours of almost continuous violence. it is quieter now on the streets, it is getting quieter here in the conference centre as people start to pack up. the world leaders have departed, and we are left to consider an event that is called the 620, but which one 6erman journalist called the 6—trump. donald trump has been the central figure here, called the 6—trump. donald trump has been the centralfigure here, and the policies he has adopted have been challenging at times for his counterparts. there were many occasions in the last 50 years where america has put its foot down and said this is how the world should respond to one particular issue or another. what has been striking over the last few days is that donald trump has held his course on climate change, he said this is not how we wa nt to change, he said this is not how we want to deal with this. all the other leaders have said, we wish you
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we re other leaders have said, we wish you were not, we respect your decision, were not, we respect your decision, we are not going to spend a lot of time trying to make you change your mind, but we are fixed on our course, we are going in this direction, this paris climate change deal, as mr 620 put it, is irreversible. —— mr macron. so america takes one course on climate change, most of the west of the world takes another. and when you consider it as the most important issue in the world, that is quite something. —— the rest of the world. theresa may has also said she was dismayed by the us decision to pull out of the paris accord. but she also spoke quite a fair bit on trade, she was questioned a fair bit, she said she was confident that britain would get a good deal with the eu post brexit, and also struck by the strong desire of leaders from
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other 620 countries, naming the us, japan, china and india, allshowing an interest in developing trade deals with the uk. so the 620 has come to a close, or some are saying, 619 plus one. the headlines: splits over climate change, president trump is urged to reconsider pulling out of the paris accords. celebrations in mosul as iraqi forces say they are battling to clear the last pockets of resistance among militants of the so—called islamic state. firefighters told the bbc they did not have the necessary equipment needed to tackle the blaze at the grand full tower. —— 6renfell tower. iraqi state television says government forces expect to take full control of the city of mosul from the terror group
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islamic state, within hours. the military operation to drive the extremists from the their main base in iraq, began eight months ago. soldiers have been celebrating in the ruined streets of the west of the city — but clashes are continuing, and is has said its members will fight to the death. bbc arabic correspondent basheer al zaidi spoke to us from the iraqi city of irbil. a formal declaration is expected later today. a raging battle is taking place in the old city of mosul, the counterterrorism forces are saying they are only a few metres away from the western edge of the river tigris. but there is ferocious fighting taking place between them and what remains of ios militants. hundreds of thousands of
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people are displaced now. mostly from the western part of the city. which has witnessed a huge large scale of destruction. when i was looking around, i was wondering whether the old part of the city would be reconstructed. it will take some time for these people to come back home. a lot of efforts have to be orchestrated by the iraqi 6overnment be orchestrated by the iraqi government in order to rebuild the city, that will take a long time, a great effort from the iraqi 6overnment. great effort from the iraqi government. the post is era is expected to be fluid when the iraqi 6overnment expected to be fluid when the iraqi government and leaders try to sit together to reconcile, to build of the trust between them. also, to find the fund. because we are talking about billions of dollars needed to reconstruct and rehabilitate the infrastructures in mosul, in the two parts of the city.
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but we don't know when that will ta ke but we don't know when that will take place. it will take a long time, as it is expected. the iraqi security forces said we have given is militants to options, either to surrender to die, and they say they have chosen to die. however, there are reports of some of is members who were able to speak among the civilians who were fleeing the old city of mosul. —— sneak. some of them were captured by the iraq security forces, some were said to be seen in other villages and other parts. the fear and the concerns among the civilians in mosul is that ias—— among the civilians in mosul is that i as —— 6renfell tower could rise again if things do not go well after their —— 6renfell tower could rise again. there is —— is could rise again. there is —— is could rise again. there is always that concern. a woman and three children have died in a house fire in bolton.
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police and firefighters were called to the blaze in rosamond street at around 9:00 this morning. a man managed to escape the terraced house, but two boys and a girl, all under the age of 13, and a woman were still inside. one of the children was pronounced dead at the scene, and the woman and two children died later in hospital. the fire isn't thought to be suspicious. jeremy corbyn has used his speech at the durham miners' 6ala to praise his party's performance in the general election campaign. speaking earlier this afternoon, mr corbyn said the tories took the election for granted, and questioned the credibility of their deal with the dup. we raised the whole question of real solidarity, and what it means. well, you know something cross back the tories went into this election thinking it was going to be a walk in the park. it became a walk in the
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dark and a nightmare for them. but do you know what? i am not sure they have learned very many lessons from it. because they have done a deal with the dup, which has cost them £1 billion and the same levels of investment around the rent —— rest of the country would mean £50 billion being invested in all of the english regions. money going into scotla nd english regions. money going into scotland and wales, but no, they've got £1 billion to buy ten votes in parliament, they've got £1 billion for those ten votes to stay in office, and they cannot find 1p for the health workers, education workers or any other group in the public sector. great ormond street
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hospital the high court for a fresh hearing into the care of the terminal —— terminally ill baby charlie guard. his parents want to ta ke charlie guard. his parents want to take him to america for treatment, but the hospital want the case to be reopened to examine new evidence for a potential new treatment. test —— this year's pride event marks 50 yea rs this year's pride event marks 50 years since homosexuality was partially decriminalised in england and wales. the mayor of london said the celebrations were the best antidote to the terror and tragedy of recent weeks. let's have a look at the weather. i think of recent weeks. let's have a look at the weather. i think it's of recent weeks. let's have a look at the weather. i think it's a cracking day. if you ordered some fine weather for the start of the weekend, but is pretty much box ticked for the bulk of the uk. ——
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thatis ticked for the bulk of the uk. —— that is pretty much ticked. in much of scotla nd that is pretty much ticked. in much of scotland it was fine, although there was an exception. this weather system is brushing the north of scotland, the four north. many of us will have seen rain there. it edges area will have seen rain there. it edges are a little bit further south and across northern scotland, there are across northern scotland, there are a few light showers or drizzle, and cloud building elsewhere, and across southern parts of the uk, it has felt a little bit fresher. for some of us it will be another warm and muqqy of us it will be another warm and muggy night. into tomorrow morning, this weather system is pushing further south, so into the central belt. and after a glorious saturday, it will be wetter in the —— northern ireland. for england and wales, more cloud around. to the north of our
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weather system, northern scotland brightening up the afternoon goes on, and for northern ireland also turning wetter but it will be late in the afternoon before the rain reaches the far south—east. some good sunny spells across north wales, northern england, but from the cloud you may catch a shower at any time of the day. some of them may be heavy and possibly thundery. another hot day for the athletics. could see highs of 27 degrees somewhere. but again, a few sharp showers around, eastern parts of england going into sunday evening. for monday that weather system is edging south, turning showery as it does so, so for most of us on monday it is sunshine, scattered showers. temperatures though cooler than they have been. this weather system
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bringing some rain across southern parts of the uk on tuesday, as we go from tuesday into tuesday night. donald trump says he's hoping for a "very powerful" trade deal with britain, "very, very quickly." speaking at the 620 summit in germany, he also said his proposed state visit to britain, will go ahead. iraqi forces claim a decisive victory over so called islamic state in mosul, saying just a few pockets of resistance remain. the london fire brigade changes policy on deploying high ladders, after it took half an hour to send one to the 6renfell tower disaster. and the lions with the all blacks share the spoils, as they draw the test series in new zealand. good evening.
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president trump says he expects "a very powerful" trade deal with the uk to be completed "very quickly". speaking at the 620 summit in hamburg, he also talked about the special relationship between america and britain, and said his planned visit to the uk would go ahead. this report from hamburg by our deputy political editor, john pienaar, contains some flash photograph. theresa may sees this relationship as key to a successful brexit. she was counting on warm words, encouragement. today, on trade, the president offered plenty of both. we're working on a trade deal that will be a very, very big deal. a powerful deal. big for both countries.
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and i think we'll have that done very, very quickly. it wasn't all this chummy. mrs may wants him to drop opposition to the climate change treaty. but trade is a priority. the charm offensive will go on. and soon he'll be in britain. not everyone will be as happy as mrs may to see him. worth cultivating the us friendship with the president and his family, his advisers, though his daughter ivanka is both. meeting the japanese leader was important, too. shinzo abe has just done a trade deal with the eu. britain wants one just as favourable. warm words about trade and cooperation can be comforting, even politically useful, at a summit like this. but striking deals with america, india, with anyone, will take hard bargaining. and plenty of british businessmen, government officials, even theresa may's chancellor, remain to be
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convinced that agreement around the world could ever compensate for a tough, even harsh, dealwith world could ever compensate for a tough, even harsh, deal with the european union. the prime minister insists it can be done. mrs may is widely seen as being weakened by the june election, but today insisted she be bold. i've held a number of meetings with other world leaders at this summitand meetings with other world leaders at this summit and have been struck by their strong desire to forge ambitious new bilateral trading relationships with the uk after brexit. do you accept that if eu leaders insist on tougher trade terms after brexit than those we have now there is a risk that the uk could end up worse off? what we are doing is working to negotiate a good comprehensive free trade agreement with the european union. i think it in the interest of both sides to have that good trade agreement. i'm also optimistic about the opportunities we will see around the rest of the world. their ambitions will be tested hard. along with her own hopes of carrying on much longer as prime minister. john pienaar, bbc
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news, at the 620 in hamburg. our diplomatic correspondent james robbins is in hamburg. mr trump wants a trade deal with us — but on other issues there at the 620 he's been something of the odd man out, hasn't he? he has. he changed by his very presence the whole nature of this global gathering. after all, we know donald trump is deeply sceptical of a whole range of international multilateral agreements. frankly, that became apparent both in the discussions on trade, when angela merkel in the chair, the german chancellor, made clear the united states was the biggest single barrier to getting a good outcome. in climate change donald trump is in a minority of one, having decided to withdraw the united states from the global climate accord. chancellor merkel wanted to get some sort of consensus, she realised that was
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com pletely consensus, she realised that was completely impossible. the final summit text would have to have two sections, one united states only, donald trump emphasising his commitment to fossil fuels, another for the 19. felt like 6ene commitment to fossil fuels, another for the 19. felt like gene 19, commitment to fossil fuels, another forthe19. felt like 6ene19, plus one. -- g19. it has been the fight of their lives, their battle to retake mosul from the group calling itself islamic state started last year. they have lost many colleagues along the way. today the iraqi security forces were firing their weapons in celebration, claiming victory over their enemy. translation: this joy
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has achieved their enemy. translation: this joy has - achieved by the sacrifices has been achieved by the sacrifices of our martyrs, and the blood of our wounded heroes. 6od of our martyrs, and the blood of our wounded heroes. god willing, may happiness prevail in iraq. after nine months of riddled street to street fighting, iraqi security forces believe they have defeated is in the city which was once their stronghold. fill pockets of resistance. the occasional sound of gunfire. no one knows how many civilians have lost their lives in the city. it is still a fight for survival. translation: hunger, thirst, fear, aerial bombardment. we lived in a cellar. our house was destroyed on top of us. the extremists' reign of terror in mosul may be coming to an end. that there by no means finished in iraq. the london fire brigade said that
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modified the way they approach i fire buildings after it was revealed a high rise ladder was not a 6 re nfell tower for a high rise ladder was not a 6renfell tower for half an hour. fla mes 6renfell tower for half an hour. flames spreading from a0 floor as cladding spreader like. bbc‘s newsnight uncovering failings which hampered the emergency response. including a delay into sending this high ladder to the scene. the london fire brigade called in and even taller platform from neighbouring surrey, because the capital does not have its own. that fire, they could not turn it off. name where they had anything. i don't know when they brought the hydraulic crane, whatever they have. these guys were outnumbered. records show that london fire brigade sent teams from across the capital. did not dispatch
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across the capital. did not dispatch a30 across the capital. did not dispatch a 30 metre aerial platform from paddington until 1:19 a:m., half an hour after the first mobilisation. the equipment would have reached higher than the floor where the fire began. by the time it arrived the fire had raced up the exterior.|j have spoken to aerial appliance operators in london, drive and operate those appliances, attending the incident, who think having that on the first attendance might have made a difference. london's mayor, sadiq khan, speaking at today's pride festival said nothing shouldn't detract from the bravery of firefighters. answers are needed. there is going to be a public enquiry and police investigation, i am not prepared to wait. i have asked for a urgent review. it will tell me what the fire service needs. my tell me what the fire service needs. my promise is that the london fire service and the fire brigade get exactly what they need. while the
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review begins, the investigation continues inside the tower. answers to all the disturbing questions the disaster has raised are still a long way off. as you have just seen, tens of thousands of people taking part in the pride in london parade. celebrating lesbian, gay and transgender rights. celebrating lesbian, gay and tra nsgender rights. exactly celebrating lesbian, gay and transgender rights. exactly 50 years since the beginning of the formalisation of homosexuality in england and wales. —— decriminalisation. after another thriller the match the british and irish lions and the all blacks have drawn their series. the last game endedin drawn their series. the last game ended in a 15—15 draw in auckland. in six weeks the british and irish lions have transformed from no toa to a real threat. it was set hopers to a real threat. it was set the tone for a breathless first hour. the paste not always match
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with precision. that will come from beauden barrett, picking out his younger, taller brother, 6eordie to set up the opening school.
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