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welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is mike embley. our top stories: president trump is pulling the us out of the iran nuclear deal and says he'll reimpose the highest—level sanctions on tehran. the fact is this was a horrible one—sided deal that should never, ever be made. it did not bring calm. it did not bring peace. and it never will. iran's president reacts with anger. he orders officials to prepare to restart enriching uranium "without limitations". france, germany and britain express regret. barack obama calls it a serious mistake. the eu's top diplomat says she's determined to preserve the deal. after meeting president xi, kim jong—un is set for more talks, with the us secretary of state. mike pompeo has just arrived in north korea. and another bus blaze in rome.
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at least nine have been destroyed by fire this year alone. hello. president trump has withdrawn the united states from the international deal that limits iran's nuclear ambitions — ignoring the wishes of his european allies. they have expressed regret and say they'll try to save it. israel and saudi arabia have praised mr trump's decision. the us is also reinstating the highest level of sanctions on iran. nick bryant reports from washington. with a flourish of his presidential pen, donald trump has inked into history one of the most muscular pledges from his "america first" campaign, one that delivers a potentially fatal blow to the signature foreign policy achievement of his predecessor, barack obama, one that could put the united states on a collision course with iran. the fact is, this was a horrible,
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one—sided deal, that should have never, ever been made. it didn't bring calm, it didn't bring peace, and it never will. therefore, i am announcing today that the united states will withdraw from the iran nuclear deal. in one of his toughest speeches yet, he said he would reimpose the highest level of economic sanctions against tehran. america will not be held hostage to nuclear blackmail. we will not allow american cities to be threatened with destruction, and we will not allow a regime that chants "death to america" to gain access to the most deadly weapons on earth. today's action sends a critical message. the united states no longer makes empty threats. when i make promises, i keep them. the nuclear deal was struck in 2015 between iran and six world powers,
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including the us, uk and russia. iran agreed to limit its controversial nuclear energy programme, which international powers feared could lead to the development of a nuclear weapon. in return, stringent economic sanctions were lifted, enabling iran to sell more oil to other countries and trade more efficiently. iran's president, hassan rouhani, deliberate an almost instantaneous response, saying his country was preparing to restart uranium enrichment, key for making both nuclear energy and weapons. translation: i have ordered the atomic energy organisation of iran to be ready to start the enrichment of uranium at industrial levels. we will wait a few weeks and speak with our allies. all depends on our national interests. european architects of the deal, present at its creation three years ago, tonight gave a very grim—faced response.
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the european union is determined to act in accordance with its security interests, and to protect its economic investments. the nuclear deal with iran is the culmination of 12 years of diplomacy. it belongs to the entire international community. it has been working, and it is delivering on its goal, which is guaranteeing that iran doesn't develop nuclear weapons. but praise from america's closest middle east ally. israel thanks president trump for his courageous leadership, his commitment to confront the terrorist regime in tehran, and his commitment to ensure that iran never gets nuclear weapons, not today, not in a decade, not ever. from barack obama tonight, a rare public rebuke of his successor. he called mr trump's decision misguided, and a serious mistake. this will make america much safer. but donald trump is unapologetic. for him it is promise
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made, promise kept. to start uranium at to start i; “i ' i; i‘ll at “if. mai enriching uranium at industrial levels. this from lyse doucet. tonight's news in tehran, state tv‘s most important headline in years. trump withdraws from the nuclear deal. moments later, president rouhani's turn. flanked by men who spent years negotiating this landmark accord. translation: from this moment on,
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the nuclear agreement is between iran and five other countries. "in or out of the deal, what difference does it make?" even hard—liners who opposed the deal might rally around the president, for now. the united states does not understand he is bringing together political opponent in the iranian system and he is bringing them together on the wrong side of engagement and he's going to promote their ideas, hardline ideas of resistance, and that is going to be provocation will and also detrimental for iran's
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same rate that they did before the deal was signed. i iid then you have same rate that they did before the deal was signed. i iid the it you have same rate that they did before the deal was signed. i iid the it isj have same rate that they did before the deal was signed. i iid the it is too ve for try figure out 2 next! 2 next steps are on the side what the next steps are on the side of the uranium government. and a lot— and you know it is important to keepin lot— and you know it is important to keep in mind that it lives in washington the problem is that this whole conversation is often divorced from the government in a run and what happens in a run. people how to understand there are multiple iranian government. it is a multiple state. it has many levels. so president rohani does not necessarily speak for the supreme leader orfor necessarily speak for the supreme leader or for everyone. —— rouhani. so it is too early for us to figure out what the next apps are going to be. -- next steps. donald trump, from his point of view, one of his main aims is to tear up barack obama's policy. he presents himself
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asa obama's policy. he presents himself as a dealmaker and he might be make as a dealmaker and he might be make a better deal. has he moved closer to benjamin netanyahu's view of the world 7 to benjamin netanyahu's view of the world? yes, of course. this whole - bedlinen yahoo! ‘s whole presentation and extravaganza at last week was part of an orchestrated effort with donald trump will stop if you noticed in donald trump's speech today he referred to benjamin netanyahu's display and is documents. —— this whole — benjamin netanyahu's whole presentation. many have been ready to dismiss this is not something new. but we need to wait for the iaea to review these documents. but as president rouhani said himself, calling it a zionist conspiracy, clearly this was planned and orchestrated by the united states
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and israel. geneive abdo, thank you very much. thank you very much. let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news. malaysians are voting, following one of the most hotly—contested general election campaigns in the country's history. an opposition coalition, now headed by the 92—year—old former prime minister, mahathir mohamad, is hoping to win power for the first time since independence 6! years ago. the current leader, najib razak was once mentored by mr mahathir. the democratic republic of congo has declared a new outbreak —— the man who led weeks of protests in armenia has addressed his supporters in the capital, yerevan, as prime minister. nikol pashinyan promised human rights would be protected, and that corruption and election—rigging would end. the film director, roman polanski, is threatening to sue the oscars academy over its decision to expel him for misconduct. he fled the us in 1978 after pleading guilty to unlawful sex with a teenager. his lawyer says the academy‘s actions are in breach of its own procedures and california law. much more to come on bbc news,
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including this... champions of conservation: we meet the women protecting zimba bwe's wildlife. i, nelson rolihlahla mandela, do hereby swear to be faithful to the republic of south africa. after six years of construction and numerous delays, the channel tunnel has been formally opened by the queen and president mitterrand. but the tunnel is still not yet ready for passengers and freight services to begin. for centuries, christianity and islam struggled for supremacy. now, the pope's visit symbolises their willingness to coexist. roger bannister became the first man in the world to run a mile in underfour minutes. memories of victory,
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as the ve celebrations reach their climax. this night is dedicated to everyone who believes in a future of peace and freedom. this is bbc news. the latest headlines: donald trump pulls the united states out of the iran nuclear deal, calling it defective to its core. the eu says it's determined to preserve the agreement — but iran has insisted it could start enriching uranium "without limitations". america's top diplomat is making his second visit to north korea in six
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weight ——6 weeks shingai nyoka is visiting. the leader of north korea has been in china for talks. china is keen to maintain its influence. as the two men took their amiable stroll by the sea, it was hard to believe that one was, just a few months ago, an international pariah with whom even china was said to be losing patience. now, he is the man of the moment. the chinese president signalled his approval. dialogue with america, he said, can bring peace. in the city of dandong, up the coast from where the leaders are meeting, investors clutching property portfolios are hoping that with peace comes something else — prosperity. translation: property prices rose a lot this year. they doubled. they've gone up because of kim jong—un. only a narrow stretch of water
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separates the city from north korea, and the contrast between the two banks could not be more stark. this bridge ends in a field, because north korea has not yet built the connecting road. it is a pristine, gleaming highway, and it is proof of the huge economic potential if the impoverished country at the other end of it ever were to open up. but this unfinished bridge is proof of something else, too — that time and again, just as the world has sensed change, north korea has chosen isolation over reform. chinese homes along the border have quite literally been shaken by the nuclear tests. there are plenty here who doubt
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whether north korea, having tried so hard to get its weapons, will ever give them up. but one chinese couple, in their new home overlooking the new bridge, insist that this time the difference might be kim jong—un himself. translation: he is a young leader. he has been been abroad. i think he wants to develop north korea, and improve its economy, so i think there is hope. but chinese reports suggest mr kim won't accept unilateral disarmament. beyond the goodwill, it is a potential stumbling block, and a reminder that it is only a few short steps back to the brink. john sudworth, bbc news, dandong. and mike pompeo will bring home the three americans in north korea, released reports on the korean
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media. representatives of the presidential palace at said that three detainees are being released asa three detainees are being released as a goodwill gesture ahead of the summit between kim jong—un and president trump. there will be a definite date for the summit. another passenger bus has caught fire and exploded in the heart of rome, sending a plume of black smoke over the city centre. the bus stopped near the trevi fountain, and driver and passengers all managed to escape before the flames took hold. it's just the latest in a number of incidents, raising more questions about the state of public transport in the italian capital. lebo diseko has the story. the number 63 bus in the centre of rome engulfed in a ball claims that there is no play suspected here. instead, the finger is being pointed at the local transport company, atac. at least nine of its buses have
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caught by this year. last year, there were 22. drivers unions say its vehicles are properly maintained. they have warned of issues before. atac blames an ageing fleet, saying it has put safety measures in place which have cut the number of incidents. many in rome say the mayor is at fault for not fulfilling a promise to tackle the city's transport problems. so far, there has been no—one seriously hurt in any of these incidents but the fear is if authorities don't get to the root of the problems, that may soon change. lebo diseko, bbc news. scientists in indonesia have begun the biggest study so far into the impact of tiny plastic particles on human health. they're investigating the presence of microplastics in seafood — and tracking the diets of two—thousand people. our science editor, david shukman has been to semarang on the north coast of java in indonesia, one of the countries worst hit by plastic pollution.
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a journey through the mangrove swamps on the coast of indonesia. indonesia sends huge volumes of plastic into the ocean. only china releases more. there's so much, itjams our boat's propeller. the problem is that when plastic flows down the rivers and reaches the ocean, it doesn't just disappear. what happens is that the plastic breaks down into ever smaller fragments, what are called microplastics. so even though there is an effort to clear up, the legacy of plastic continues. so we head to the local fish farms, because research in britain shows that microplastics can get into seafood. ijoin scientist inneke hantoro as she investigates a key question — whether eating plastic is harmful. we eat the fish every day and we don't want to get plastic into our body due to eating the fish.
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so we want to see whether it is safe enough to eat the fish. a microscope shows a plastic fragment found in seafood. it's a couple of millimetres long. scientists want to establish a safe level for microplastics. is an e—mailwas is an e—mail was from roaming in case we later find out that they are harmful. it is not a problem that many here have heard of. in a local market, i ask this fish seller if she realises that her fish might contain microplastics. "it's impossible," she says, "because the seafood is fresh." "my fish are clean." upon this will mean you will eat me but as she is talking, plastic waste is being stuffed into bins right behind her. up the road, this factory uses plastic in all its packaging. a lot of it is bound to end up in the rivers and the oceans. but the boss here says he wants to prevent that.
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so he is sponsoring classes in how to make what are called eco—bricks. people are taught to take old bottles and cram all kinds of plastic waste inside them. when the bottles are glued together they can make furniture or even walls. i think first up the best we can do so far is build a better solution for the plastic. this is the thing so we can stop the plastic from going into our environment. at least to trap it so it doesn't cause pollution? exactly. ultimately, plastic is going to keep accumulating and entering the ocean unless two key things happen. setting up a proper system for handling waste but also seeing a complete change of attitude amongst people, businesses and the authorities. and even if the larger pieces are cleared up, the microplastics will drift around for decades.
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david shukman, bbc news, indonesia. baseball, that most traditionally american of sports — has announced plans to play two regular season games here in london next year. the boston red sox and the new york yankees will come to the uk injune, following the path already laid by american football, basketball and ice hockey. craig calcaterra, baseball writer for nbc sports, joins me now from new albany. just to be clear, this is notjust an exhibition game this is a regular—season game? to these two games in the middle ofjune which is the height of the major league baseball regular season. they must definitely count. and presumably about money? absolutely, major league baseball has seen what the national football league in the uk has done and basketball in europe and it looks a bit about money itself. these are big deal clubs in baseball but why these two clubs? the new york yankees in the boston
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red sox are the most storeyed franchises in baseball. they have the biggest stars in baseball and that the two best teams in baseball and probably will be next you as well. it doesn't hurt thatjohn henry, the owner of the red sox, also happens to love liverpool. he wa nts a also happens to love liverpool. he wants a bit of synergy across the pond. how to red sox fans feel about losing a couple of games in boston? they are ambivalent about it, but i think the most part, everybody is going to be ok with it. this is a really, really big stage for a rivalry that is often seen as provincial and local to go international. it's going to feed the egos of boston baseball fans and new york baseball fans like nothing else. how do generally american fans feel? it is a big deal injapan and korea and latin america. how do they feel about it coming? they are
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confused about it being in the uk. it is not big in europe, only starting to make inroads in the netherlands. we are mostly concerned that you guys will think our national pastime is rather silly. craig, thank you very much indeed. picasso's le marin is expected to fetch $70 million. it is one work of art going up the sale from the rockefeller collection. all the proceeds will go to charity. facebook has banned foreign advertising linked to ireland's referendum on liberalising its abortion laws. there's been concern that campaigns by well—funded american groups could swing the vote. facebook is saying it wants to protect elections and referendums from undue influence. and you can get in touch with me and most of the team on twitter — i'm @bbcmikeembley.
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no more news of the moment we are expecting some news on the possible release of those american captives in north korea and an exact date on that proposed summit between president trump and kim jong—un. more a moment. wednesday gets off to a fine start for many of us but for some it's not going to last as we get rain heading in from the west. we saw a weather system move through on tuesday. this one here, the leading edge of cooler air so things cool down for many. not quite into east anglia and the south—east of england, but in the day ahead, that process is complete. low pressure to the north—west of us and that's feeding in cooler, fresher conditions across all parts, and a bit of rain, as i mentioned,
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coming into the west. although most will start fine and dry for the morning, single—figure temperatures under clear skies but some in east and south—east england still around 10 or possibly 11 degrees. your eyes will be drawn to this weather system that will soon in the morning turn things wetter into northern ireland, into western scotland, the wind picking up as well, quite gusty into the western isles but it's really coming in very slowly so a lot of cloud increases ahead of that. many will be staying dry even on into the afternoon, particularly across eastern parts of the uk, and still some sunny spells into east anglia and south—east england, but temperatures here down significantly compared with recent days. that's how we end the afternoon. going into the evening, some of us will be getting a wet evening rush—hour. some heavy bursts affecting western parts of scotland beginning to pull away from the western isles, patchy in nature to the east of scotland, not much into north—east england and clearing from northern ireland some will get the sun coming back before the end of the day, but more of wales and western england starting to get outbreaks of rain pushing into parts of the midlands too. much of eastern england will be dry
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and once this weather system crosses all parts, wednesday night into thursday morning, there isn't a huge amount of rain left on it. after the heat of the recent days if you want something on the garden, i think you're going to be disappointed. dry weather on thursday. there'll be a few showers developing, though, particularly into scotland, maybe the odd heavy one with a rumble of thunder. northern ireland and northern england, the rest of england and for much of wales, it is looking dry, variable cloud and sunny spells. on the breezy side, if anything it's a little bit cooler still and some of us for the rest of the week towards in the north—west of the uk in particular will find temperatures below average for the time of year. another fine start for much of the uk on friday, but then we see another weather system gathering out to the west. isn't it the winds picking up ahead of that. while many on friday will stay dry, some will start to the outbreaks of rain. some uncertainty about the timing of this and the progression north—eastwards, so we will keep you updated, and temperatures still none too special. that's it for now.
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goodbye. this is bbc news. the headlines: president trump has withdrawn the united states from the nuclear deal with iran. he called the agreement a horrible deal that should never have been done. and, ignoring the pleas of some his closest allies, he said he would impose the highest possible level of sanctions against tehran. in response the iranian president, hassan rouhani, ordered his officials to be ready to restart the enrichment of uranium at industrial levels. but he added that he would reach out to the other signatories of the deal, to keep it in place. efforts are underway to strike a different nuclear deal, this time with north korea. after meeting china's president xi, kim jong—un is set for more talks with us secretary of state mike pompeo, who hasjust arrived in pyongyang. the meeting paves the way for a summit with president trump in the coming weeks. now on bbc news, our world.
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