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this is bbc news. the headlines at eight: donald trump says he's hoping for a quick trade deal with britain after brexit — but the prime minister asks him to re—think his climate stance. like other world leaders, i am dismayed at the us decision to pull out all the paris agreement and i urged president trump to rejoin the paris agreement. vladimir putin says he's established a working relationship with president trump — and says he assured him that russia did not meddle in the us election. 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. after the grenfell tower fire, london mayor sadiq khan promises firefighters all the equipment they'd need — after claims there was no tall ladder for the first 30 minutes. also this hour: pride gets underway in london.
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tens of thousands of people march through the capital — marking 50 years since homosexuality was decriminalised in england and wales. mixed emotions for the lions as they draw their test series with the all blacks — after a late kick from owen farrell. and in half an hour, our world heads to sicily — to look at how the island is coping with the migrant crisis. good evening and welcome to bbc news. the prime minister, theresa may, says world leaders at the 620 summit in hamburg have told her they want to form ambitious new bilateral trade relationships with britain. she was speaking at the close of the summit, after holding talks with donald trump. the president himself says he expects "a very powerful"
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trade deal with the uk, to be completed "very quickly". and he talked about the special relationship between america and britain, saying his planned visit to the uk would go ahead. this report from hamburg by our deputy political editor, john pienaar, contains some flash photography. 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, great for both countries. and i think we'll have that done very, very quickly. it wasn't all this chummy. mrs may wants him to drop his 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
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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 convinced that agreements around the 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'd be bold. i've held a number of 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.
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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. and i think it in the interest of both sides to have that good trade agreement. but i'm also optimistic about the opportunities that we will see around the rest of the world. her ambitions will be tested hard, along with her own hopes of carrying on much longer as prime minister. john pienaar, bbc news, at the 620 in hamburg. 0ur diplomatic correspondent james robbins said that apart from the warm words with theresa may on trade, president trump was actually often the odd man out at this summit. 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 and, frankly, that became apparent both
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in the discussions on trade when angela merkel in the chair made clear that the united states was the biggest single barrier to getting a good outcome and made the discussions particularly difficult. and then of course, crucially, over climate change where donald trump is in a minority of one, having decided to withdraw the united states from the paris global climate accord. chancellor merkel wanted to get some sort of consensus at this meeting. she realised that was completely impossible, that the final summit text would have to have two sections, one, the united states only where donald trump frankly emphasised his continuing commitment to fossil fuels, and the otherfor the 19. this felt more like the 619 plus one. as the 620 leaders wrapped up the summit in hamburg, police and security officials counted the cost of violent protests. some 200 officers were injured, while a similar number of protesters were detained or arrested. jenny hill reports. the fury, the violence,
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took hamburg by surprise. shops looted, businesses trashed. this man has been trading here for nearly 50 years. he told us he has never seen anything like it. translation: really shocked, you are helpless and shocked. the business has been here for 70, 80 years. you know there are problems in the neighbourhood, but it was not people from around here who did this. for nearly two days hamburg's street have been a battleground. 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
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in anti—terrorism operations. this was to protect our officers. we had intelligence that the protesters had molotov cocktails and concrete blocks ready to throw from the rooftops. 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, there are no sirens, no clashes breaking out, but in the air, i think, there is a sense of quiet shock. this city, after all, has just experienced nearly 48 hours of almost continuous violence. for now peaceful protest. but police believe extremists plan to hijack this too. hamburg, the so—called gateway to the world, is now a city on edge. jenny hill, bbc news, hamburg.
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they will have more coverage later in this bulletin including angela merkel‘s closing remarks. and we'll find out how this story — and many others — are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10.30pm and ii.30pm this evening in the papers. our guests joining me tonight are nigel nelson, political editor of the sunday mirror and sunday people, and political commentatorjo phillips. iraqi state television, says government forces expect to take full control of the city of mosul from so—called islamic state within hours. the military operation to drive the extremists from the their main base in iraq began eight months ago. jonathan beale hasjust sent this report from mosul. it's been the fight of their lives. their battle to retake mosul from the group calling itself islamic state started in october last year. they've lost many comrades along the way, but today the iraqi security forces
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were firing their weapons in celebration, claiming victory over their enemy. translation: this joy has been achieved by the sacrifices of our martyrs and the blood of our wounded heroes. god willing, may happiness prevail in iraq. after nearly nine months of brutal street—to—street fighting, these iraqi security forces believe they've defeated is in the city that was once their stronghold. but there are still pockets of resistance, the occasional sound of gunfire. no—one yet knows how many civilians have lost their lives in this city. it's still a fight for survival. translation: hunger, thirst, fear, and aerial bombardment. we lived in a cellar. look at this. our house was destroyed on top of us. the extremists' reign of terror in mosul may be coming to an end. but they are by no means finished in iraq. jonathan beale, bbc news, mosul.
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the london fire brigade says it's modified procedures for attending high rise fires after the 6renfell tower disaster. it comes as an investigation by the bbc‘s newsnight programme has found that a high ladder engine didn't arrive until more than half an hour after the first fire crews were dispatched. dominic casciani has the story. disaster unfolding in the middle of the night. as the first firefighters battled the growing inferno inside 6renfell tower, they couldn't see what was happening outside. flames spreading from floor to floor, as cladding caught alight. bbc‘s newsnight has uncovered a series of apparent failings that hampered the emergency response — including a delay in sending this high ladder to the scene. london fire brigade eventually called in an even taller platform from neighbouring surrey, because the capital doesn't have its own. that fire, they could not turn it off. there's no way they had anything.
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and i don't know what time they brought the hydraulic crane or whatever they had, but these guys were outnumbered. records show london fire brigade sent teams from across the capital. they didn't dispatch a 30—metre aerial platform from paddington until 1:19am, almost half an hour after the first mobilisation. that equipment would have reached higher than the floor where the fire began. by the time it arrived, the fire had raced up the exterior. i have spoken to aerial appliance operators in london who drive and operate those appliances and who attended that incident, who think that having that on the first attendance might have made a difference. london's mayor, sadiq khan, speaking at today's pride festival, said nothing should detract from the bravery of the firefighters — but answers are needed. there's going to be a public inquiry, and a police investigation. i'm unwilling to wait for that, though, so i've asked danny cotton, the commission of the london fire service, to carry out an urgent review.
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the review will tell me what she needs, what the fire service needs, and my promise to her is to make sure the london fire service, the fire brigade, get exactly what they need. while that review begins, the investigation continues inside the tower. answers to all the disturbing questions the disaster has raised are still a long way off. dominic casciani, bbc news. we have the general secretary of the fire brigades union. i asked him why in his view a tall ladder was not sent to what was obviously a high—rise fire. with this lot i think we have to be cautious about using words like failings and so on. i think what was done on that night was absolutely remarkable by firefighters. they coped with a completely unprecedented fire that nobody had planned for, and they performed works of wonder in terms of what they were able to do. it is important to have a balance about all of this. i think there is a whole
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host of things that will need to be looked at. the normal expectation of the fire service would be to fight the fire from inside the building, and that is the logic of why aerial appliances would not be put on to an automatic attendance. now that we know this fire has happened, then i think clearly fire services need to review what they are planning for because we now have a very clear example of fire spreading up the outside of a building, in which case those sort of fire appliances would be of use in that situation. i do not think anybody is intending for there to be any criticism of your colleagues at all. i think most people are in awe of what they did that night for sure. but the fact, as we heard in that report, that an extra long ladder had to be brought in from surrey, what does that tell you about the extra equipment that sadiq khan might be asked to provide for you and your colleagues? my understanding is that surrey
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equipment is unique in the uk. i am sure that will be part of that review and people will have to consider whether it is appropriate. i don't want to prejudge that. i suspect that is probably what we will be supporting, but we need to look at all the evidence. we are very pleased that the london fire brigade has now added aerial appliances to the predetermined attendance at a planned automatic attendance to fires in those residential blocks of flats. i think it is an issue that we are now looking at across the uk. what other equipment might you think that you need to be completely prepared for something like this now that you have seen fire on this scale? well, the firefighting is based on what we call the speed and weight of attack, so you need the right resources as quickly as possible to tackle the fire and the truth is that in london we have seen the biggest
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cuts in history forced through by boris johnson. we saw ten fire stations close, we have seen a whole number of fire engines taken out of service as part of those cuts and that means in terms of the very first response to the 6renfell tower fire there were fire engines that would have been there a few years ago that are no longer there and they clearly would have been more likely to get there quicker. i think all of that needs to be built into the discussion that now needs to take place on how we make sure people are safe in their homes. an investigation has begun after a woman and three children died in a house fire in bolton. police and firefighters were called to the blaze in rosamond street at around nine this morning. two boys and a girl, all under the age of 13, and a woman were trapped inside. one of the children was pronounced dead at the scene, and the woman and two children died later in hospital.
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a man escaped the house. the fire is not 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, real solidarity and what it means. but you know something, the tories went into this election thinking it was going to be a walk in the park and it became a nightmare for them by the end of it. but i am not sure that they have actually learned very many lessons from it, iam not sure actually learned very many lessons from it, i am not sure about that at all. because they have done a deal
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with the dup which has cost than £1 million and the same levels of investment around the rest of the country would kneel £50 billion a big investor it in all the initial regions, money going into scotland and wales, but they have £1 billion to buy ten votes in parliament. they have a billion votes for those ten votes to stay in office and they cannot find a penny for the health workers, education workers or any other group in the public sector. our headlines: splits over climate change among the 62 20 group of won leaders. president trump is urged to reconsider pulling out of the paris accords. celebrations in most all as iraqi forces are clearing the last
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pockets of resistance of islamic state. london mayor sadiq khan promises firefighters all the criminal they need after claims there was no tall ladder for the first 30 minutes of the 6renfell tower tragedy. sport now, and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre. so it's honours even at the end of a memorable british and irish lions tour of new zealand. the teams had gone into the third test having won a match each, and they couldn't be separated in auckland. 15—15 was the final score. owen farrell kicked a penalty a couple of minutes from the end which gave the lions a draw. let's hear from some of the key people involved. to come here to new zealand against back—to—back world champions is an achievement. considering we were written off, everyone was talking about this as a 3—0 whitewash and
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these players have shown unbelievable character. it has been tough. it was tough when we were awarded the penalty and it is something i will think about for a long time whether we put the foot on the throat. i thought it was 2.5 minutes to go, you either get it or you miss. ithought minutes to go, you either get it or you miss. i thought in that situation, better safe than sorry, get the three points, but their decisions which are 50—50.|j get the three points, but their decisions which are 50-50. i would congratulate the british and irish lions for touring the series. it has beena lions for touring the series. it has been a fantastic three match series, both teams have played their hearts out and it has come down to the wire and we have ended up with a hand on the trophy each, which is a bit like kissing your sister, not a lot in it
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for anybody. but it has been a wonderful advertisement for rugby. england's cricketers have built a good lead at lord's on the third day of the test against south africa. they were 97 ahead after the first innings and have extended that to 216 at the close of play, with just one second innings wicket down. adam wild reports. saturday at the test. there are few finer places to be landlords in the sunshine. memories, history, but now time to look forward. the start of play run in by henry blue felt. plenty of effort there, plenty from england's bowlers. this was the key wicket. the ball turning for the spinners. england now turning the screw. quinton de kock slowly eating away at that lead. it was down to just 97 when moeen ali struck again. england on top in the sunshine at
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lord's. now down to their batsmen to press home their advantage. enter your time. no need to rush, wait for the right moore. alastair cook has made a career of that. the former captain taking control and a game away from south africa. cook and england - return but for now they england will return but for now they can reflect on a day in the sun while spent. roger federer has beaten the number 27 seed in straight sets. the seven time champion won 7—6, 64, 6—4. before that match, the three—time champion novak djokovic setup last 16 meeting. he had a straight sets win. the serb had looked pretty fired up early on and had an argument with the umpire, but it was all relaxed by the end. in the women's draw,
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top seed angelique kerber survived a scare against american world number 70. kerber lost the first set against shelby rogers before fighting back to reach the last 16. lewis hamilton is going to have his work cut out if he's to finish on the podium at tomorrow's austrian grand prix. he was third in qualifying, but a penalty means he'll start back in eighth on the grid. his team mate valtteri bottas will be on pole, with world championship leader sebastian vettel second. and chris froome retains the leaders yellow jersey after stage eight of the tour de france. that's all the sport for now. i'll have more in the next hour. let's return now to our top story — the final day of the 620 summit in hamburg. almost all the leaders of the 20 member countries renewed their pledge to implement the paris climate change agreement — with the notable exception of us president donald trump. during the german chancellor's press conference, angela merkel didn't hide her disappointment in american actions on climate change. translation: one crucial issue
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was climate energy and what came out of this meeting was what i already said at the beginning of this meeting, 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 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 members of 620 say the proposed agreement is irreversible and 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 action plan
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on climate energy. donald trump left hamburg without holding a news conference. the president boarded air force to return to washington, apparently content with what he achieved during his meetings with other world leaders. details are slowly starting to emerge — the chinese state news agency says president xi jinping called for more international peace—making efforts on the korean peninsula during his talks with president trump. it also says china's navy willjoin us—led pacific rim military exercises next year. mr trump also had his first face to face meeting with his russian counterpart vladimir putin. here's mr putin discussing how he responded to mr trump's questions about russia's alleged meddling in the us election. translation: the president of the us posed the question. we discussed this question, it was notjust one question, it was many.
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we devoted a lot of time to it. 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 68 20 session. it is directly linked to cyberspace, to the internet. we agreed with the president of the us 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, how to ensure there is no interference in the internal affairs of foreign states. above all, this 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. this is mr putin's assessment of the donald trump he met — compared to the donald trump you see on tv. translation: i don't know
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how this will sound, but i think the tv trump is very different from the real trump. he is very concrete. he analyses very quickly and responds to questions that are posed or that arise during discussions. i think if we form our relations in the way that our conversation went yesterday, there is every reason to think we can restore at least in part the level of cooperation that is required. tens of thousands of people have been taking part in the annual ‘pride in london‘ parade, which celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. it comes fifty years after parliament began the decriminalisation of homosexuality, in england and wales. wyre davies has the details. all background, all persuasions and all colours of the rainbow. for the last 45 years pride has been where londoners openly celebrate who and what they are. when percy and roger became
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a couple, publicly declaring a love for each other that was still illegal. this is their first pride and they are making up for lost time. 50 years after the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, they are enjoying the equal rights of the younger people here now take for granted. now i think they are lucky, they can do what they like, when they like and wherever they like and they are going to get away with it. isn't that wonderful? a friend of my father once told him that he thought homosexuality was worse than murder. that was the pervading attitude. look at this. i think what has happened to the world? three, two, one... the parade was opened by l6bt members of the emergency services. many of whom who attended the 6renfell fire and the london terror attacks. among the million or so spectators, a young
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refugee from syria enjoying an atmosphere he could only dream of at home. i am really grateful about where i am now and i'm really, really happy. i am over the moon. in the run up to pride there were accusations the event had too corporate, but with hundreds of thousands of people on the streets of london, pride this year seems as spontaneous as ever. inafew in a few moments time we will take a look at the weather forecast but at 10:30pm we have our weekend editions of the papers, looking ahead to what the sunday morning papers will be bringing us. joining us tonight
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sunday nelson and jo phillips. now the weather. we have got some warm sunshine across many parts of the country is through the second half of the weekend. tonight we have this front bringing breezy conditions and outbreaks of rain across the north west of scotland. elsewhere it is dry with burial amounts of cloud. temperatures around 17 degrees, so still quite muggy and sticky. further north still quite fresher. this front will bring some patchy rain to northern ireland and western scotland. sunny spells for the north of scotla nd scotland. sunny spells for the north of scotland and much of england and wales stays sunny and dry. top temperatures between 14 in glasgow to 27 in london. monday starts off ona
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to 27 in london. monday starts off on a cloudy note. but sunshine brea ks on a cloudy note. but sunshine breaks through, one or two scattered showers and highs of 17 and 24 degrees.


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