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hello. this is the briefing. i'm maryam moshiri. our top story: president trump predicts next month's summit with north korea's leader will be a big success. onjune 12, in singapore, i'll be meeting with kimjong—un to pursue a future of peace and security for the world. the danger zone around hawaii's kilauea volcano widens. experts say a major blast could come any time. 65 million, give me 66... the finest art and the fattest wallets — pne of the world's great private art collections goes under the hammer in new york for hundreds of millions of dollars. and football fever sweeps russia — the street children's world cup kicks off a month ahead of the real thing. in business, stream of social consciousness — spotify drops r kelly
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from its playlists on the day it unveils a new ‘hate content and hateful conduct‘ policy. also coming up in the business briefing, cashing in on cloud computing — we look at the rise of dropbox and its young billionaire founders. a warm welcome to the programme, briefing you on all you need to know in global news, business and sport. and you can be part of the conversation. as we'll be reporting, it's been announced that spotify will no longer actively promote r kelly's music as part of a new hate content and hateful conduct policy. but should these companies be policing art? will big tech be the new global sensors? tell us what you think.
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just use the hashtag #bbcthebriefing. president trump says he'll get a great deal when he meets the north korean leader, kimjong—un, at a summit next month. speaking at a campaign rally in indiana, he said he'd be pursuing peace for the whole world when the two leaders meet in singapore. the negotiations are aimed at reducing military tensions and ridding the korean peninsula of nuclear weapons. our washington correspondent chris buckler has more. in the heart of america, surrounded by his supporters, donald trump made a speech aimed at american voters. amid the talk ofjobs and tax cuts we re m essa 9 es amid the talk ofjobs and tax cuts were messages about foreign policy and other countries will have been
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listening very closely as he discussed his plan summit with the north korean leader, kimjong—un. discussed his plan summit with the north korean leader, kim jong-un. so the relationship is good and hopefully, for all of us, for the world, hopefully, something very goodis world, hopefully, something very good is going to happen, and they understand it is very important for them, it's important for everybody, so them, it's important for everybody, sojapan, them, it's important for everybody, so japan, south korea, them, it's important for everybody, sojapan, south korea, china, everybody, i think it's going to be a very big success. the release of three americans held prisoner in north korea was the final stumbling block to the meeting. they returned toa block to the meeting. they returned to a presidential meet —— welcome. with its own filming video of that homecoming, the white house at the stage for the drama still to come. a meeting when donald trump will once again be at the centre of events. in his second visit to north korea, the us secretary of state might pompeo finalise —— finalise a veto of the summit directly with kim jong—un and
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both sides are you happy with the decision to hold it in singapore on june 12. the president also seen them bowl and with the idea, but his tough talking led kim jong—un to the negotiating table. in walking away from the iran nuclear deal, he has taken a from the iran nuclear deal, he has takena similar from the iran nuclear deal, he has taken a similar hard lines that although european allies are increasingly angry that companies could face sanctions for continuing to trade with iran. thank you. god bless you. despite his campaign slogan of america first, president trump finds himself involved in difficult international diplomacy. and ridding north korea of nuclear weapons will test all of the negotiating skills that he loves to boast about. chris butler, bbc news, washington. hawaii's governor has warned mass evacuations may be needed as geologists predict new areas around the kilauea volcano are at risk to lava bursting from the ground. it comes as officials reissued a toxic gas alert on the big island. experts say all the signs
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are pointing to a major blast occurring in coming days. virginia langeberg has the story. la ba laba has bubbled up and burst from the ground. the encounters with kilauea have been frighteningly close for some. about the south—east corner of hawaii's big island, black rock, once lava, now spills over the landscape. barely visible, the dozens of homes which once stood there. the continuing threat to residents lies both below and above ground. more large cracks or fissures are predicted to explode open, spewing lava from the ground. but just where that will occur is anyone's guess. while in the air, rising levels of sulphur dioxide gas prompted authorities on thursday to reissue a toxic gas alert — if inhaled in large quantities,
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the gas can be fatal. the leilani estates residential area remains in greatest danger. 15 volcanic vents have already destroyed 36 structures, mostly homes, and forced the evacuation of about 2,000 residents. but officials now say people living in other areas on the eastern flank of the volcano are also at risk, hawaii's governor warning mass evacuations could come. the experts say all the signs are pointing to a violent explosion within days, which could see large molten rocks hurled kilometres into the sky, an eruption which could last weeks. magma is draining out of the volcano's sinking lava pool. the fear is that it will go below the underground water table, flashing into steam and causing a pressure cooker chain of events. if that blast happens, the danger zone would stretch as far as 5 kilometres from the summit, all inside the national park area,
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which is now closed. virginia langeberg, bbc news. let's brief you on some of the other stories making the news. the united nations is warning that 400,000 children in the kasai region of the democratic republic of congo are starving, and need immediate help to prevent them dying. unicef officials say double that number are acutely malnourished. australian police have begun an investigation after seven people were found dead in a house in the south western town of 0smington. four of the dead were children, all had gunshot wounds. two firearms were discovered at the scene. the police commissioner described it as a "horrific tragedy." he said police were not looking for a suspect. the iranian president hassan rouhani has told the german chancellor, angela merkel, that tehran does not want new tensions in the middle east. though. he was speakingheuiit
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the european broadcasting union is terminating its contract with china's second biggest broadcaster, mango tv. the ebu says mango tv‘s censorship of the irish contest entry, which depicts a gay relationship, is not in line with its values. the irish singer, ryan 0'shaughnessy, has welcomed the decision. let's turn to our top business story — the world's biggest music streaming service spotify. it has become the latest of wall street's tech giants to make a public commitment to ethical business values — announcing a wide ranging policy on hate content and hateful conduct. the first move — to drop us r&b star r kelly from its playlists and recommendations. kelly is the target of a boycott campaign following years
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of allegations of sexual misconduct, which he denies. joseph sternberg is europe editorial—page editor at the wall streetjournal. let's talk first of all about the specific case, spotify is censoring r kelly. is there a place for tech companies to start laying sensor in terms of art? i wouldn't quite use the word censorship. i think it is actually exercising some editorial control, because this is part of a pandering of tech companies including facebook and google realising that they are not just community bulletin board anymore. they are surely going to be viewed by the public as responsible for some of the content that appears there, and that means instead of just allowing anything, there has to be some sort of editorial management. how much of an impact would doing that to an artist would
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have an artist's sale value and the money coming in from spotify? have an artist's sale value and the money coming in from spotify7m have an artist's sale value and the money coming in from spotify? it is going to depend on the artist. the interesting thing about the r kelly story is he has had a very long career already and all fans will seek out his music that will still be available on spotify. this will make more difference for artists who are make more difference for artists who a re less make more difference for artists who are less well known, who rely more on spotify‘s algorithm to market their music for them. it is what people want? what users want? they have been pushing for the ages?” think we will find out. the platforms are doing this because they think the public will demand greater accountability, and in that sense, they need to start thinking of themselves as content company instead of just platform of themselves as content company instead ofjust platform companies. you are coming back very soon to talk to us about what is going on in the papers. thank you very much indeed. an auction of david rockefeller‘s art has smashed records at christie's this week. the collection, which included pieces from claude monet, georgia 0'keefe and pablo picasso,
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fetched more than $646 million just on the first night of the auction. the proceeds will go to a number of charities. nada tawfik reports. 65 million, give me 66... this is the most valuable personals estate ‘s ever sold. rockefeller ‘s precious heirlooms and masterpieces went for record prices over a marathon three days at christie ‘s auction house. the bidding was intense and aggressive. 0ffers jumped quickly by the millions and the final tallies stunned. 68 million. this, the greatest battista come to market in 50 years, sold for over $80 million, and this monet from the impressionists waterlily series brought in more than $81; million. to have on the same night records for two of the genius is
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painting, matisse and manet, is something i never would happen. rue theirfame something i never would happen. rue their fame and fortune, they amassed one of the greatest art collections and filled their family homes with rare treasures. the top lot was picasso's masterpiece, young girl with a flower basket, which hung for decades in the family's new york library. it fits —— fetched $115 million. other highlights included this early portrait of george washington and furniture and an ice cream bowl that belong to napoleon. they arrange the show must rockefeller‘s father passed away last year. in an effort to continue the legacy of giving. the proceeds will go to charity. they are on the same side as chris is on this because we are both trying to create a huge success for the benefit of on all institutions. this high profile sale attracted the biggest collect
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theirs and newcomers. it showed the continued strength of the art market, but also the enduring power of the rockefeller name. do stay with us on the briefing. also on the programme: football fever sweeps russia. the street children's world cup kicks off a month ahead of the real thing. the pope was shot, the pope will live. that's the essence of the appalling news from rome this afternoon, that as an italian television commentator put it, terrorism had come to the vatican. the man they call the ‘butcher of lyon', klaus barbie, went on trial today in the french town where he was the gestapo chief in the second world war. winnie mandela never looked like a woman just sentenced to six years in jail. the judge told mrs mandela there was no indication she felt even the slightest remorse. the chinese government has called for an all—out effort to help the victims of a powerful earthquake, the worst to hit
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the country for 30 years. the computer, deep blue, has tonight triumphed over the world chess champion, garry kasparov. it's the first time a machine has defeated a reigning world champion in a classical chess match. america's first legal same—sex marriages have been taking place in massachusetts. god bless america! you're watching the briefing. 0ur headlines: the danger zone around hawaii's kilauea volcano widens. fears of a major blast could mean mass evacuations. president trump says the future of the world's peace and stability will be at the centre of discussions he will have with the north korean leader at their unprecedented summit
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in singapore next month. let's stay with that now. 0ur correspondent stephen mcdonell is in seoul. what is the reaction in korea to the latest rally by president trump and his words on this summit injune? we heard just a few hours ago that president donald trump says he and the north korean leader, kimjong on would deliver a deal guaranteeing security and peace for the whole world. when they meet in singapore onjune 12. world. when they meet in singapore on june 12. people are world. when they meet in singapore onjune12. people are obviously quite happy to hear those words, to hear that the two leaders are speaking warmly towards one another and that, most importantly, that the summit will go ahead. because, naturally, the thing that people here fear is that those weapons will not be removed. 0bviously,
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here fear is that those weapons will not be removed. obviously, if you are living one hour away from the demilitarised zone here in seoul, you want that nuclear threat to be removed. the problem is that now people are turning to how do you guarantee that? when those two leaders sit down, what is it that the us president can offer kim jong on to get him to give up those nuclear weapons? —— jong—un. the americans don't even know how many warheads the north koreans have. imaginea warheads the north koreans have. imagine a deep within installations within mountains. that all needs to be dismantled and it could take a long time. the us government says it will not relieve those sanctions, that sanctioned pressure until there has been complete and verifiable denuclearisation. i think that will probably take too long for the north korean. they say are you going to keep your foot on our heads until we
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have gotte n keep your foot on our heads until we have gotten rid of all of the weapons? that is a long process. the americans may need to give way on that. what will they offer? economic gain? the promise of drawing down us troops on the peninsula? there must be something because otherwise, why would you give up weapons that have, after all, roared about this meeting, something the north koreans have wa nted meeting, something the north koreans have wanted for so long, a meeting between the north korean leader and the american president. they have wa nted the american president. they have wanted this for decades and the only reason it is happening now is because they had nuclear weapons. you give that up you give a leverage. what will they be offered in return? some big headaches in front of the negotiators from these two countries and the likes of south korea and china will be watching on as well. now it's time to get all the latest from the bbc sports centre. hello, i'm tulsen tollett. coming up in your friday sport
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briefing — ireland are just hours away from making their test cricket debut when they host pakistan. there was a shock for simona halep who was beaten in straight sets at the madrid 0pen, and the russian president vladimir putin shoots and scores on the ice. ireland will become the first team to debut in test cricket since bangladesh in 2000, when they take on pakistan in dublin on friday. after being awarded full member status by the icc lastjune along with afghanistan, ireland are just the 11th nation to play men's test cricket. australia remain the only side to have won their inaugural test, beating england in melbourne in 1877 and the irish will hope to avoid the fate of new zealand, who took 26 years to win their first test match. we are preparing to win the game. there is no reason that we could not defeat pakistan. it is a test. at
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test for a reason. a test of everybody‘s ability and technique and mental attitude towards a game. i think we have many of those boxes ticked off and we are confident that we can beat any nation on any given day. we are very happy to play a test match in ireland against the irish rickard team. and the historic test match. after this match, there will be more games to play. rafael nadal brokejohn mcenroe's 34—year—old record for successive set wins on a single surface. the world number one beat diego schwartzman 6—3 6—4 in the madrid masters to take his winning streak to 50 sets in a row on clay. and he'll now play dominic thiem a little laterfor a place in the semi—finals. there was an upset in the women's draw where defending champion and world number one simona halep lost. the romanian was hoping to become the first player, male or female, to win three
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consecutive titles in madrid. but she was beaten in straight sets by sixth seed karolina pliskova of the czech republic. world number one dustin johnson is one of six players who share the one stroke lead on 6 under after the opening round of the players championship in florida. johnson managed a bogey—free round at sawgrass as he builds towards the us open injune, but the same couldn't be said for phil mickleson. the five time major champion was even with five to play after this par at the 13th until a disastrous run saw him drop seven shots in the next four holes. manchester united secured second place with a goalless draw away to west ham united at the london stadium. jose mourinho's side have the fa cup final to look forward to in just over a week's time but they have an unwanted record that since sir alex ferguson retired in 2013, no premier league team has drawn more matches nil—nil than manchester united, they're level with southampton on 19. finally this caught our eye on social media.
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russian president vladimir putin scored five goals for his hockey legends squad at sochi's bolshoi ice dome arena. the night hockey league, as it's known, was founded as an initiative by putin several years ago. hockey enthusiasts gather at sports stadiums during their spare time, usually late in the evening, hence the league's name, to play for fun. renowned soviet and russian hockey stars joined the initiative involving amateur teams across russia in a national tournament. you can get all the latest sports news at our website — that's bbc.com/sport. but from me, tulsen tollett, that is your friday sport briefing. today, just over one month before the world cup begins in russia, an
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alternative tournament will kick off in moscow. teams from 20 countries are taking part in the street children's world cup, children who have grown up in kayu or on the streets. the girls from russia are from an orphanage and we went to meet them. life in care is tough in any country. there are a0 children in this orphanage. their parents are either dead or unable to look after them. the girls who have discovered a new destruction, in football. it began when they saw the boys on the pitch and joined in. began when they saw the boys on the pitch andjoined in. now began when they saw the boys on the pitch and joined in. now this home has its own girls team and they are getting ready to represent russia at the street children's world cup. they say football has given the girls focus and a team spirit and the tournament this week as a major motivator. translation: playing in this tournament for our country, and
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it isa this tournament for our country, and it is a great country. they understand that. they feel the responsibility. they know they are not just playing responsibility. they know they are notjust playing for themselves or their team, but for russia. for the girls, they are getting as much training as they can but ahead of their very own world cup. notjust all skills but fitness. for this team, it is about more than just football. upstairs, iam team, it is about more than just football. upstairs, i am shown around. first the common room and then homework last. this girl tells me she would love to be a doctor one day, or maybejoin me she would love to be a doctor one day, or maybe join the army. what makes her face light up day, or maybe join the army. what makes herface light up is day, or maybe join the army. what makes her face light up is talk of football. translation: it is about understanding each other. it is so interesting. when you play it is like you switch off from this world and you enter the world of football. it is brilliant. most children in ca re it is brilliant. most children in care in russia do have at least one living parent. but many will spend their whole lives in homes like this. the government has been
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promoting foster carer in recent yea rs, however, promoting foster carer in recent years, however, which means that those orphanages they remain are smaller and cosy places to grow up in. i love football. she now hopes to test english as will as a ball skills at the street kids world cup. there will be a congress as well for players to share their experiences of life in care. it will be very interesting i can know something you. about other countries. so the girls will get to tackle stigma and discrimination as well as their opponents. but the team is focused on football and trying to bring home the trophy for russia. stay with us here on bbc news because i will be back with all the
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latest business in business briefing. we will discuss our kelly and spotify dropping him from playlists on their website. —— r kelly. we asked this question on twitter. should companies like this sensor or twitter. should companies like this sensor or police art? we have had one tweet that says who does spotify think there? we have also had someone think there? we have also had someone who think there? we have also had someone who says think there? we have also had someone who says that if you do not learn to separate artists from their art, we only box ourselves in and make life less enriching for ourselves. plenty more on our website. please using our hash tag and stay with us here on bbc news because there is so much more to come. hello once again.
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let's bring you right up—to—date with how we see the next couple of days developing across the british isles and i have to say there is some uncertainty about how the weekend is exactly going to shape up. the weekend is exactly thursday was a very pleasant day indeed, came to a glorious end and, indeed, for the many parts, was a glorious day, plenty of sunshine on offer. there was always the chance of a shower around but that was the exception to an otherwise dry rule. we made the most of it, especially across the western isles because looming is a new set of weather front of bringing cloud, wind and rain towards the western side of the british isles. friday starts chilly. the scottish highlands and, indeed, spots in the south as the temperature not 1 million spots in the south as the temperature not1 million miles above freezing. at least that will convert into a gloriously sunny start. in the middle part of the afternoon, the clerk at cloud will come in and we will see the first signs of rain which will be all over
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northern ireland. and then the rain fills in. we hadn't had mentioned so far, we probably won't see the rain until after dark if you see it at all. the southern portion of the front dies a death and the rain is confined to areas further north. the banner of cloud across the east hoping to put the temperatures up as we move into the weekend. this is where uncertainty starts. not so much about the low pressure or the showers that supplies. it is the progress of the front and how far it goes east and north, taking its associated rain with it. as you will see, at times there is quite a deal offering to be had. it may not look way to start with across a good part of england and wales. there are showers to be had towards the south—west. northern ireland has the odd isolated shower. a lot of dry weather once the front is pushover
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further towards the east. and then later in the day i think we will pep up later in the day i think we will pep up the rain and it will run of the line at the front and just how far off sure that rain gets will be the decider as to whether east of england has a decent day on sunday or not. were more confident about much of scotland seeing a deal of rain as we get on through the day. hello, everyone. this is business briefing. the headlines: stream of social consciousness — spotify drops r kelly from its playlists on the day it unveils a new ‘hate content and hateful conduct‘ policy. plus, cash cloud — dropbox impresses investors with its first post ipo results. but can it compete with the likes of microsoft and google? and on the markets, asian investors are reassured after president trump says he has high hopes for his summit with kim jong—un in singapore next month.
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