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this is bbc news. i'm martine croxall. the headlines at 11: 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 here, i am dismayed at the decision of the us to pull out of the paris agreement, andi to pull out of the paris agreement, and i have urged president trump to rejoin the 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 battle to defeat the last pockets of is resistance. the london mayor promises firefighters all the equipment they need after claims of a lack of resources at the grenfell blaze. jeremy corbyn addresses one of the biggest trade union events in america, saying he wants to call time on austerity.
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also this hour: a bittersweet result for the lions in auckland. a late kick from owen farrell brings the score to 15—15 with the all blacks. captain, sam warburton, says it was an anticlimax. and in half an hour, we will look at the front pages, including the mail, which includes calls for the prime minister to resign. good evening, and welcome to bbc news. the 620 summit has drawn to a close in germany, with donald trump claiming victories on trade and climate change. in a joint statement the other 19 world leaders, did acknowledge america's isolated commitment to coal, and some trade tariffs. but they all renewed their pledges to the paris climate change agreement and to promoting free trade. our diplomatic correspondent, james robbins, reports from hamburg. the first 620 summit for donald trump was never
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going to be easy for the leaders of the world's other major economies. dealing with an american president who is deeply sceptical of the international system based on shared rules. "america first" means he prefers individual deal making. ok, i'll work that out. in the chair, germany's chancellor, angela merkel, found him especially difficult. she accused the united states of making talks on trade and protectionism very tough. and today she deplored, once again, trump's decision to withdraw america from the paris climate accord. she blamed him for holding out to the bitter end against this summit‘s conclusions on global warming. translation: i think it's very clear that u nfortu nately we could not reach consensus. but the differences were not papered over. they were clearly stated. and president trump, apparently to protect america's
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capacity to pollute, insisted today on the inclusion of separate us—only paragraphs in the summit conclusions, stressing his long—term commitment to fossil fuels. the president also raised eyebrows by asking his daughter to take his place during one working session. true, she's a white house advisor, but a senior russian official tweeted out this picture, later removed. the show stopper of this summit, of course, was yesterday's first face—to—face encounter between donald trump and vladimir putin. whatever the eventual outcome of the talks, today, the russian leader used his press conference to offer this assessment of donald trump. translation: trump on television is very different than in real life. he's very concrete. he analyses things quite quickly. i think if we can continue to build our relations, then there's every reason to think we can restore at least, in part, the level of cooperation we need. but donald trump himself passed up
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the chance to brief the press or answer questions. his reserved podium left empty. the stars and stripes eventually removed. this summit did survive all the efforts of violent protesters to disrupt it. more than 200 german police have been injured over the past few days and nights. this has been a fractious time, both on the streets and in the heavily fortified summit halls. james robbins, bbc news, hamburg. president trump met with theresa may at the summit, and said he expects "a very powerful" trade deal with the uk to be completed "very quickly." he added that his planned visit here would go ahead, though no date has been set. this report 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
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offered plenty of both. we are working on a trade deal, it's a very big deal, a very powerful deal for both countries. and i think we will 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 will be in britain. not everyone will be as happy as theresa may to see him. worth cultivating the us friendship with the president, his family, his advisers, although 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,
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will take hard bargaining. and plenty of british businessmen, government officials, and even theresa may's own chancellor, remain to be convinced that agreements around the world could ever compensate for a tough, even harsh, deal with the eu. the prime minister insists that it can be done. mrs may is widely seen as being weakened by thejune election, but today she insisted that she would 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. prime minister, do you accept that if eu leaders insist on tougher trade terms after brexit than those we have now, there's a risk the uk could end up worse off, whatever deals you may strike with america, orjapan, or anyone else? what we are doing, john, is working to negotiate a good, comprehensive, free trade agreement with the european union. and i think it's in the interest of both sides to have
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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. deadlock over climate change held up the talks at hamburg. our diplomatic correspondent, james robbins, says that apart from the warm words with theresa may on trade, president trump was actually often the odd man out at this summit. the fact is, he stimulated in all the other leaders a profound sense of political and cultural shock. they are not used to dealing with an american president who thinks and a cts american president who thinks and acts like donald trump. most strongly, perhaps, chancellor angela merkel, the poll a political opposite to donald trump. —— polar. she made it clear she blames the
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united states for blocking the discussions of trade and protectionism. she actively deplored their position on climate change. they are not used to the rhetorical style a nd they are not used to the rhetorical style and forcefulness of the american president who does not necessarily want to lead the west in the way they expect. it does not feel like the 620 as much as the 619 + one. and we'll find out how this story, and many others, are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 11:30pm tonight in the papers. our guestsjoining me are nigel nelson, political editor of the sunday mirror and sunday people, and political commentator, jo phillips. iraqi forces are claiming victory over so—called islamic state, in the city of mosul. the battle to drive out the extremists began last year and nowjust small pockets of resistance remain, asjonathan beale reports. it's been the fight of their lives. their battle to retake mosul
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from the group calling itself islamic state started in october last year. they have lost many comrades along the way, but today, the iraqi security forces 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 europe. after nearly nine months of brutal street—to—street fighting, these iraqi security forces believe they have defeated is in the city that was once their stronghold, but there are still pockets of resistance, the occasional sound of gunfire. but look everywhere around you and you will see that pretty much every building has been damaged or destroyed. if this is victory, it's come at a cost. no—one yet knows how many civilians have lost their lives in this city, it's still a fight for survival.
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translation: hunger, starvation, fear of aerial bombing, look at us, our house fell on top of us. the extremist rule may be coming to an end, but they are by no means finished in iraq. 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, found that a high ladder engine, didn't arrive until more than half an hour after the first 999 call. dominic casciani has the story. disaster unfolding in the middle of the night. as the first firefighters battled the growing inferno inside of the 6renfell tower, they could not see what was happening outside. flames spreading from floor to floor as the cladding caught alight. bbc‘s newsnight has uncovered
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a series of apparent failings that hampered the emergency response. are you ok? including a delay in sending this high ladder to the scene. london fire brigade eventually called in an even taller platform from neighbouring surrey. that fire... they could not turn it off. there was no way they had anything. 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, but 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 the appliances and who attended the incident, who think that having that on the first attendance may have made a difference. the london mayor sadiq khan spoke at the pride festival today,
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and said that nothing should detract from the bravery of the firefighters. but, answers are needed. there's going to be a public enquiry and a police investigation. i'm not willing to wait for that, though. so i've asked the commission of the london fire service to carry out an urgent review. that review will tell me what she needs, what the fire service needs, and i've promised to her to make sure that the london fire service and the fire brigade get exactly what they need. as the review of fire service equipment begins, the painstaking and emotionally painful investigation continues inside of the tower. it'll be months before the police have recovered all that they can. finding answers to all of the troubling questions this disaster has raised will take a lot longer still. i asked the general secretary of the
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firefighters union about why it was not sent earlier. we have to be cautious about using terms like "failing" and so on. what was done on that night was remarkable by firefighters. they coped with a fire no one had planned for. they performed wonders to be honest in terms of what they were able to do. i think terms of what they were able to do. ithink in terms of what they were able to do. i think in terms of... there are many things we will have to look out. the normal expectation of the firefighters is to fight the fire from inside the building. that is why aerial appliances would not be put on to automatic attendance. now that we know that this fire has happened, then i think clearly fire services need to review what they are planning for because we now have are planning for because we now have a clear example of a fire spreading on the outside of a building, in which case, aerialfire on the outside of a building, in which case, aerial fire appliances would be of use in that situation.
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which case, aerial fire appliances would be of use in that situationlj don't think anyone is intending for there to be any criticism of your collea g u es there to be any criticism of your colleagues at all. most people are in awe of what they did that night, definitely. but we heard in that report that an extra long ladder had to be brought in from surrey. what does that tell you about the equipment sadiq khan may be asked to provide for you and your colleagues? that story is unique in the uk. i am sure that that will be part of that review and we will all have to consider whether it is appropriate. i suspect that is probably what we will be supporting. but we need to look at all of the evidence. we are very pleased that the fire brigade has no added aerial appliances to the plant automatic attendance equipment. —— planned. ithink it
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the plant automatic attendance equipment. —— planned. i think it is an issue that we are now looking out across the uk. what other equipment might you need to be completely prepared for something like this now that you have seen a fire of this scale? well, the... firefighting is based on a speed and wait attack. you need the right resources to tackle a fire. in london, we have seen the biggest cut in history forced through by borisjohnson, ten firefighters bases closed. the first response to the 6renfell tower fire, there were fire engines that would have been there a few years ago that ino have been there a few years ago that i no longer there. they would have been there quicker. that will go into the discussion that needs to
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ta ke into the discussion that needs to take place about making sure people are safe within their homes. you are watching bbc news. the headlines on bbc news: divisions among even close allies at the 620 summit, as president trump appears isolated over his stance on climate change. celebrations in mosul, as iraqi forces clear out the last pockets of resista nce forces clear out the last pockets of resistance from the so—called islamic state. london mayor sadiq khan promises firefighters all the equipment they need, after claims there was no tall ladder for the first 30 minutes of the 6renfell blaze response. sport now, and a full round—up from the bbc sport centre. the middle saturday at wimbledon has been a good one for the big—name players. top seed angelique kerber and former world number one caroline wozniacki survived scares to progress to the last 16, but it was much more comfortable for roger federer and novak djokovic. joe wilson reports. look up, centre court on saturday it
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was a former champion comparison. on the same build the seven time winner and the three—time champ. novak djokovic against his latvian opponent, 6ulbis, who hits at heart. 6ulbis pushed djokovic, especially in the third set, which went to a tie—break and included this point. you have raised my game, said djokovic, after his straight sets win. and as play got under way on centre court, guess who was next door on court 15. well, even the greats have the practice. that is why they are the greats. and there was better on centre. 6ermany‘s zverev in the cup, but unmistakable with shops like this. better‘s win was quicker than djokovic's. in the
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doubles, the defending champions we re doubles, the defending champions were just knocked out. doubles, the defending champions werejust knocked out. court doubles, the defending champions were just knocked out. court 3 for the party. so nothing could separate the all blacks and the british and irish lions after their three—match series in new zealand. the final test at eden park ended with the sides drawn at 15—15, that after owen farrell kicked and converted a long—range penalty with just three minutes to go, to draw the lions level. with one test win apiece coming into this decider, i'm not sure anyone predicted a draw. katie 6ornall has all the details of the drama from auckland. six weeks ago, if you had told the loa ns six weeks ago, if you had told the loans they would avoid defeat against the world champions on their home turf, they would have seen that asa home turf, they would have seen that as a huge achievement. but the underdogs arrived here at eden park with a genuine belief that they could secure a first series win in new zealand since 1971. so this result has left many fans feeling a little flat. the all blacks scored two tries in what was a breathless first half, with ngani laumape and barrett both going over in what was their first test start. but the all blacks' dominance was not reflected
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in the scoreline, and a series of penalties kept them within reach. with three minutes to go, owen farrell tied the scores15— with three minutes to go, owen farrell tied the scores 15— 15 and a late controversial refereeing decision denied the all blacks a kick to secure victory. in the end it ended with an improbable draw, perhaps a fitting finale to what has been a thrilling series. but for the tourists, they will leave with a sense of what might have been, having come agonisingly close to what could have been the greatest triumph. 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. i thought they bowled really well. tonight you know, it was a really tough couple of hours for us, and we did well to come through that one down, it now sets us brilliantly up for tomorrow if we can get through the first hour. i am sure they will bowl well in the morning. if we can
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build a partnership in the morning, then hopefully we can get on top of them. lewis hamilton is going to have his work cut out if he is to finish on the podium at this weekend's austrian grand prix. he was third in qualifying, but a penalty means he will start back in eighth on the grid. his teammate valtteri bottas will be on pole, with world championship leader sebastian vettel second. and chris froome has retained the yellow jersey after stage eight and chris froome has retained the yellowjersey after stage eight of the two —— to —— tour de france. let's have a quick look at the front pages of tomorrow morning's sunday papers. the observer tells us that 6erman industry is warning the uk it cannot rely on its help in securing a good brexit deal. this is a stark intervention, says the paper. the sunday people has an exclusive. it has talked to lord dannatt about caring for veterans with post—traumatic stress disorder. back to brexit, and the telegraph says theresa may is trying to capitalise on donald trump's optimism on trade, amid growing disquiet in her own party, while the mail on sunday is told by conservative mp andrew mitchell
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that he thinks it is time for mrs may to step aside, because she has lost authority. the sunday express leads with mr trump's comments that the uk will thrive outside the eu, and his promise to sign a powerful trade deal with the uk soon. and the times — it says mrs may claimed that mr trump's comments had put her plan for brexit back on track. we will be discussing all of those papers with our guests after 11:30pm. a woman and three children have died in a fire in a house in bolton. police and firefighters were called to the blaze in rosamond street at around 9am this morning. a man who escaped, but tried to return to the burning building to rescue those trapped inside, is being treated in hospital. at least 20 migrants are missing, feared drowned, after their boat sank off the libyan coast, east of tripoli. the libyan coastguard said fishing boats rescued at least 80 people who had been clinging to the debris. those rescued are from nigeria, senegal, cameroon, the ivory coast and ghana. jeremy corbyn has attended
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the durham miners' 6ala, one of europe's largest trade union events. the labour leader praised his party's performance in the general election campaign, saying the tories had taken the electorate for granted. 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 walk in the dark, and a nightmare for them, by the end of it. but you know what? i'm not sure they've actually learnt very many lessons from it. i'm really not sure about that at all. because they've done a deal with the dup, which has cost
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them £1 billion, and as is rightly said, the same levels of investment around the rest of the country would mean £50 billion being invested in all of the english regions, money going into scotland, and money going into wales. but no, they got a billion pounds to buy ten votes in parliament. they've got £1 billion for those ten votes to stay in office, and they can't find a hate me ora office, and they can't find a hate me or a penny for the health workers, education workers, orany other group in the public sector —— half penny. tens of thousands of people have taken part in the pride parade through central london. it comes on the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in england and wales. wyre davies reports. all backgrounds, 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. but when percy and roger became a couple, publicly
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declaring their love for each other was still illegal. this is their first pride, and they're making up for lost time. 50 years after the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, they're enjoying the equal rights that younger people here now take for granted. now, i think, they are lucky. they could do what they like, when they like and wherever they like, and they're going to get away with it. and isn't that wonderful? a friend of my father once told him that he thought homosexuality was worse than murder, and that was the prevailing attitude. and so, when i look at this, i think, what's happened to the world, you know? despite visibly increased security after recent terror attacks, this has always been a deliberately relaxed event. in what has become one of the world's most diverse and arguably most tolerant cities. it's so easy to kind ofjust hide.
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you just want to show that you're out and proud, and that there's loads of other families out there as well. in the run—up to pride there were accusations the event had become too corporate, and had lost some of its original, radical purpose. but, with hundreds of thousands of people on the streets of london, pride this year seems as spontaneous as ever. wyre davies, bbc news, central london. now it is time for the weather. hello there. it is quite a monkey, stea my hello there. it is quite a monkey, steamy sort of night across many parts of england and wales. further north we have got some slightly fresher air moving in. north we have got some slightly fresherair moving in. he north we have got some slightly fresher air moving in. he was the sunset captured by a weather watcher in norfolk earlier in the evening. a bit of cloud drifting around, but more cloud and outbreaks of rain all down to this weather front which is moving in from the north—west. that is going to be bringing some
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outbreaks of rain through the rest of the overnight period, across parts of the north—west of scotland, just about edging into northern parts of northern ireland through the early hours of sunday as well. further south across the country we have got dry conditions with high—pressure holding on across england wales. still quite picky and warm overnight unafraid tom if you are trying to sleep. temperatures sticking at 17 degrees also towards the london region. further north we have got cooler, fresh air moving into the north of that cold front. heading in through the day on sunday, the rain continues across northern ireland and particularly for southern and western parts of scotland. northern and eastern scotla nd scotland. northern and eastern scotland faring better with some brighter and dry weather and much of england and wales also having a dry day, with some long spells of sunshine. this is 4pm in the afternoon. rain across northern ireland, it won't be raining all day long. patchy outbreaks of rain pushing across the west of scotland. heading our way further south, for england and wales, most places staying dry all day. a few showers cropping up across the east of wales, the south—west of england as
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well, so you could catch a passing shower during the afternoon. most of us shower during the afternoon. most of us staying dry through the midlands, east anglia and the south—east and temperatures staying in the mid—to high 20s. we are looking at another dry day for the fourth day of the test match. 26 degrees at lord's, with a gentle breeze. heading through sunday evening we have still got the rain across northern ireland, southern and central parts of scotland, as well, with further dry weather further south, a few showers on into monday. monday starting off fairly cloudy but it brighten up through the day. as things brighten up, we will see a few showers. hit and miss, but there could be the odd heavy one. some dry and bright weather in between and temperatures not as hot as they have been through the course of the weekend. for tuesday some showery weather across the northern half of the country, and further south, the more persistent rain likely for southern parts of wales in southern england as well, and temperatures around 16 to 21 degrees. fairly
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welcome rainfall on the way later in the week across the south of england. more details on our website. hello. this is bbc news with martine croxall. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers in a moment. first, the headlines: 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 here, i am dismayed at the decision of the us to pull out of the paris agreement, andi to pull out of the paris agreement, and i have urged president trump to rejoin the agreement. celebrations in mosul as iraqi forces battle to defeat the last pockets of is resistance. the london mayor promises firefighters all the equipment they need after claims there was no tall ladder for the first 30 minutes of the 6renfell blaze response. mixed emotions for the lions as they draw 15—15 with the all blacks in auckland, leaving the test series at a tie. hello, and welcome to our look ahead
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to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are nigel nelson, political editor of the sunday mirror and sunday people, and the political commentator, jo phillips. tomorrow's front pages, starting with this. the observer, which tells us that 6erman industry is warning the uk it cannot rely on its help in securing a good brexit deal. this is a "stark" intervention, says the paper. the sunday people has an exclusive. it's talked to lord dannatt about caring for veterans with post—traumatic stress disorder. back to brexit, and the telegraph says theresa may is trying
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