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welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to oui’ welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to our viewers on pbs in north america and around the globe. i'm duncan golestani. our top stories: trade issues overshadow the first day at the g7 summit in canada — but france says the us and its allies can get over them. i still willingness from all sides to find agreement and have a win—win approach for our people, our workers, and our middle classes. president trump's former campaign manager, paul manafort, faces new charges of obstructing justice. new volcanic activity in guatemala leads to more evacuations. the search for those still missing after last weekend's eruption is put on hold. also in the programme, tv chef anthony bourdain has died. tributes are pouring in to the man who used cooking as a window on the world. hello and welcome to the programme.
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clashes over trade tariffs are continuing to overshadow the g7 summit in quebec. several countries taking part say a closing joint statement is unlikely, although president trump said he believed they would agree on one. from quebec, here's our north america editor, jon sopel. one big happy family, but although they put on strained smiles for the cameras, do not be deceived. this is as bad tempered and as tense a start to the g7 as there has ever been. watches may be the only things that are synchronised. donald trump was the last one into quebec and he will be the first one out. isolated over his protectionist trade policies. before leaving washington this morning, he was in no mood for compromise. they understand, they are trying to act like, well, "we fought with you in the war."
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they don't mention the fact that they have trade barriers against ourfarmers. they don't mention the fact that they are charging almost 300% tariffs. when it all straightens out, we will all be in love again. though it is a little bit chilly at the moment in quebec. the other g7 leaders are enraged that the us has imposed tariffs on steel and aluminium, citing national security. it brought this brusque tweet from emmanuel macron. such is the president's isolation that this should perhaps more properly be called the g6+1. donald trump seriously considered not coming at all. he feels that he gets lectured by the other foreign leaders on iran, on climate change and of course, on trade. and he's not a big fan of being lectured. but one area where he is doing
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the lecturing is on his surprise call today that russia should be readmitted to the group. whether you like it or not, and it may not be politically correct, but we have a world to run, and the g7, which used to be the g8, they threw russia out. they should let russia come back in, because we should have russia at the negotiating table. but france, britain and germany are saying no. the expulsion decision was made after russia annexed crimea. theresa may had more recent events in mind. we have seen malign activity from russia in a whole variety of ways. of course, including on the streets of salisbury in the united kingdom. so, we need to say, i think before any such conversations can take place, russia needs to change its approach. the quebecois are trying to go about their daily lives as if it was business as usual, and without much optimism, so too are the other members of the g7.
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but it is not — there is a tough decision to make. roll over and accept american tariffs, or retaliate and risk an all—out trade war. steve herman is white house bureau chief with voice of america news. i'll be speaking to him later in this bulletin so do stay with us for that. the us special counsel robert mueller has filed new criminal charges against president trump's former campaign manager, paul manafort. he and a former aide — konstantin kilimnik — are accused of obstructing justice by tampering with witnesses. mr manafort has disputed
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the charges, but mr kilimink has yet to respond. let's get more form our north america correspondent peter bowes. explained the significance of the latest developments. the charges showed that robert mueller is putting maximum pressure on paul manafort, the former campaign manager. two additional charges: obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice. these stem from charges that we heard about earlier this week that heard about earlier this week that he had attempted to essentially tamper with witnesses, using a mobile phone and a device, an application that was used to try to get to people that would give evidence at his future trial. as you say, he has denied these allegations. the second person who has been charged has made no response. he is said to be paul ma nafort‘s response. he is said to be paul manafort‘s right—hand man in the ukraine. and for prosecutors to have
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connections with russian intelligence. as far as paul ma nafort intelligence. as far as paul manafort is concerned, he is due backin manafort is concerned, he is due back in court at the end of next week when a judge will consider his conditions of bail. there is a possibility that those conditions will be tightened or bail could be revoked altogether, in which case he would be sent to jail to wait for his upcoming trial. peter bowes in a sensuous, thank you very much. —— in los angeles. guatemala has asked for more aid from the international community after the volcanic eruption, which has claimed more than 100 lives. the volcano, 50km west of the capital, exploded last sunday. a state of emergency is in place, with rescue efforts hampered by bad weather. andrew plant reports. more evacuations as the fuego volcano, libya that guatamalan landscape, continues to spit smoke and fire clouds of ash into the air.
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translation: at the moment, the national civil police is evacuating the people located in the area surrounding the mountain. there is a lot of activity at the fuego volcano, which puts the lie is a vetera n volcano, which puts the lie is a veteran in the area at risk. a massive quantity of material could come all the way to where we are now. sunday's deadlier rushes at a fast moving area of ash and dust over everything you buy. this town was thriving 80 years ago —— thriving just weeks ago. now locals equate ground zero. this woman grew up equate ground zero. this woman grew up near here and is now searching for her loved ones. translation: our family was here and now they are buried. my sister and her children were here. there were 52. nobody has appeared. friday brought further eruptions. officials
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will be more people to leave their homes. now the government has called for more help, more international aid, as guatamalan tries to cope with more than 100 deaths and hundreds more missing. —— guatemala. let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news. chinese government hackers are reported to have stolen highly sensitive data from the computers of a us navy contractor. the information is said to include plans for advanced underwater weapons. the navy said it would be inappropriate to comment on the reports. the so—called bride of belsen has died aged 95. seen here with other holocaust survivors, she was born in krakouer, plywood, and as the youngest of nine children, were sent to various nazi death games, including auschwitz and bergen—belsen. she nursed and frank
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belsen and married the soldier who liberated. and investigators in california said they believe several of the wildfires that killed 46 people and caused widespread destruction in the north of the state last year were caused by electricity lines. the state's via department says there was evidence of illegality they can be presented to prosecutors. —— the state's fire protection department said it referred evidence of illegality by the pacific gas & electric company to prosecutors. the company has denied wrong—doing. theresa may has been followed to the g7 by the continuing cabinet row over her handling of the brexit negotiations. she has been forced to respond to questions about the comments by borisjohnson that the government needs more guts in its brexit strategy and that the negotiations may be heading for a meltdown. the prime minister has acknowledged there are strong views about brexit in the cabinet but says she is the one who will deliver it. she's been speaking to our political correspondent vicky young. pressing her case on the world stage, theresa may's flown thousands of miles to chat with presidents and prime ministers.
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but the questions for her stay the same. is brexit on track? is she in charge? these are complex negotiations, but the british people want us to deliver brexit and i am determined to do that. she might not expect eu leaders to give her a helping hand, but surely she could rely on her foreign secretary. back home, though, borisjohnson‘s been secretly recorded suggesting theresa may could learn something from the american president. imagine trump doing brexit. what would he do? he'd go in bloody hard. you know. there would be all sorts of breakdowns, all sorts of chaos. everyone would think he'd gone mad, but actually, you might get somewhere. so did the prime ministerfeel undermined by those remarks? people like borisjohnson have strong views on brexit, but so do i. i want to deliver brexit for the british people. that's what people want and i'm getting on and doing it. how many times can we get to this position, where you have to have these clashes with those on your own side? at every stage in these negotiations, we've seen people casting doubt on whether or not we could achieve what
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we want to achieve. we're now moving on to finalise those withdrawal issues and also to move on to discuss our future relationship. mrjohnson also described the treasury as the heart of remain. he and the chancellor don't see eye to eye on brexit, and on a visit to berlin today, philip hammond urged cooperation with brussels. my experience has been that a collaborative approach is generally more productive than a confrontational approach, and certainly my advice to my colleagues is that the way to address the challenges that there undoubtedly are of reaching a good brexit solution is to engage with our european partners. and brussels certainly does have concerns. the latest wrangle is over a so—called backstop or fallback plan for trade with the eu after brexit, if a long—term customs arrangement can't be negotiated and set up in time. the uk suggesting it could match eu tariffs to avoid a hard border
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on the island of ireland. brexiteers insist this must be time limited, not something eu's chief negotiator is happy about. backstop means backstop. translation: backstop means backstop. now, why do i say that? because this has to be a backstop which provides a guarantee under all circumstances. so, the temporary backstop is not in line with what we want or what ireland or northern ireland want or need. as theresa may said again today, these are complex negotiations. it's not going to be easy. stay with us on bbc news. still to come: as broadway gets ready for the tony awards, we sit down with the cast and producers of the band's visit — one of the biggest hits so far this season. the day the british liberated
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the falklands, and by tonight, british troops had begun the task of disarming the enemy. in the heart of the west german capital, this was gorby—mania at its height. the crowd packed to see the man who, for them, has raised great hopes for an end for the division of europe. michaeljackson was not guilty on all charges, the screams of the crowd testament to his popularity and their faith in his innocence. as long as they'll pay to go see me, i'll get out there and kick 'em down the hill.
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what does it feel like to be the first man to go across the channel by your own power? it's pretty neat. feels marvellous, really. this is bbc news. our main headline: g7 leaders meeting in canada have been discussing import tariffs imposed by president trump. france said there's willingness to find an agreement. let's stay with that story — steve herman is white house bureau chief with voice of america news. he is at the g7 summit media centre in quebec city. steve, as friday has worn on it does seem steve, as friday has worn on it does seem like some of the leaders at
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least are trying to sound more conciliatory. absolutely. we have seen conciliatory. absolutely. we have seen that with the us president, who has gone from the combative twitter trump to some trump today, —— summit trump. police when their cameras we re trump. police when their cameras were on today, although we heard in that leaders summit that it did get testy when the news media was not there, with the europeans trying to present the us president with some data to convince him that his trade ta riffs data to convince him that his trade tariffs are data to convince him that his trade ta riffs a re really data to convince him that his trade tariffs are really not a great year for anybody, including the united states. doesn't do anything to the sense of isolation surrounding the president, or is it too little too late as mac i think that remains to be seen. whether the g six, as you may want to call it, are going to be united, because you have the italian prime minister who seems to be siding with donald trump, although the italian prime minister has only
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been around for a week now in office, and also the japanese prime minister is out not to gang up on the us president as well. so it is really the europeans and then of course justin trudeau really the europeans and then of coursejustin trudeau as the host here in canada, is trying to be the ultimate diplomat in all of this. you spend a lot of time observing the president, do you get a sense that he really resents being at this meeting and would actually rather skip on to the much bigger show in singapore in a few days? certainly he lacks the show in singapore because it is going to be him and kim jong—un because it is going to be him and kimjong—un and because it is going to be him and kim jong—un and nobody else, wear here he is sharing the spotlight and of course the way that it is being presented to the rest of the world is that it is the rest of the world against donald trump. the porter at the likes —— not a portrait he likes to see painted for himself. we saw that the g7 is a bit of a chore,
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talk shop and had a realisation that he does not like these multilateral types of things, whether they are forums or agreements or pacts, that is the way he has been since he has got into office. he likes to do these one—on—one deals, we saw him sitting down individually with justin trudeau and emanuel micron, it was all very nice and very diplomatic. —— macron. the appeals chamber of the international criminal court in the hague has overturned a war crimes conviction for a former congolese militia leader. the judges ruled that jean—pierre bemba should not have been held liable for the murders and rapes committed by his troops during an operation in the central african republic. anna holligan reports from the hague. such was the jubilation from jean—pierre bemba's friends and family in the public gallery, the judge had to ask staff to restore order.
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may i ask the registry to restore the calm in the courtroom. their acquittal was based on two grounds of appeal. the judges agreed the conviction had exceeded the crimes that had been proved beyond reasonable doubt and thatjean—pierre bemba should not have been held liable as a remote commander for the crimes committed by his troops deployed to a foreign country. the appeals chamber, by a majority, reverses the conviction of mr bemba. it discontinues the proceedings with respect to those criminal acts in relation to which the trial chamber entered a conviction, even though they were outside of the scope of the fact and circumstances of the case. in 2016, jean—pierre bemba was convicted of murder,
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rape and pillaging. crimes committed by his forces in the drc. children as young as ten were raped. women were violated by multiple men, but the judges ruled the original trial got it wrong — that he was not to blame. thisjudgement could have a considerable impact in other cases when a leader argues they cannot be blamed for atrocities committed by their forces in a foreign land. the american chef, author and tv presenter, anthony bourdain, has been found dead in a hotel room in france. it's thought he'd taken his own life. it's the second high profile suicide this week — the designer kate spade died on tuesday. from new york, neda tawfik reports. i have eaten a lot of really nasty things may show... anthony bourdain was a culinary rock star who was unpretentious
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about his food and his company. his taste for adventure and his honest reflection captivated audiences and left them hungry for more. his sudden death came as a great shock. television network cnn which carried his food and travel show parts unknown, said the chef took his own life. anthony bourdain was in france, working on the series when he was found unresponsive in his hotel room by a friend and fellow chef. he first gained attention with his bestselling book kitchen confidential. in it he gave readers a view of what goes on behind the doors of their favourite restaurants and he wrote candidly of his drug abuse. but it was his tv shows that made him a household name. he led a culinaryjourney that explored the world's diverse cultures and nowhere seemed off—limits, from the far—flung corners of the globe to some of the most dangerous destinations.
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you are going to have to... you will have to walk me through this. he encouraged viewers to eat anything with anyone without fear or prejudice. his unique and colourful storytelling earned him many awards, including a prestigious peabody in 2014. we ask very simple questions — what makes you happy? what do you eat? what do you like to cook? and everywhere in the world, when we ask these very simple questions, we tend to get some really astonishing anthers. anthony bourdain's death comes just days after the fashion designer kate spade took her own life here in new york. and the loss of these two beloved figures has many reflecting on the growing problem of suicide in this country. even people we view as successful can have their demons that get the better of them. ijust think he was great for the world, for people, he opened up
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people's imagination. he really opened up the world of food, he made it commonplace and you can't really consider that anyone could lead a more interesting life. he brought the world into people's homes, and by doing so inspired others to seek out their own adventures. it's broadway's biggest night on sunday, with the annual tony awards in new york. among the hits of the season is a show which is far from the brassy musicals many theatre fans have been used to. instead, the bands visit, is based on an egyptian police band stranded in israel's negev desert. tom brook explains why it's got audiences buzzing. broadway is defined by its big, brand—name shows, but this theatre season, a rather different musical has come into view. it's the band's visit. based on a 2007 israeli film and set in the 1990s, is the story of an egyptian police band that ends up getting stranded in a small israeli town.
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the band gets taken in by the locals. you know what, general? you can stay here with us tonight, if you want to. there is a beautiful sense of humanity when you take these two groups — these two sects of people — these egyptians on the one side, and the israelis on the other, where you expect that they would be at odds, but because of the circumstances, there is this great humaanity — there is this great simplicity in how they ultimately end up finding a common ground and a common purpose one night. # and dance to the beat of your heart...# some critics see the band's visit, with its breaking down of barriers between people as a musical for the disconcerted in the age of trump. a lot of people who go to the theatre are looking not only to be entertained but to be fed, in some way, ideas that may help them through a time they perceive to be very difficult about the possibility of communicating with people you don't know, or who seem to have opinions or histories that are foreign to you. the arab—israeli conflict isn't
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explicitly mentioned in the story, but the reality of it is never far away. that the conflict that remains in the background means this production, as with the movie that inspired it, provides a different view of the middle east. when the movie came out in the early 20005, i want to say, it was so embraced in israel for that very reason, it was not about politics and it was about music and culture and how those can connect human beings. quite apart from pleasing audiences, the band's visit has demonstrated to the theatre world that you don't need to conform to formula to do well on broadway. you don't have to to be a boisterous, loud, brand—name musical full of boisterous numbers to succeed. you can be something more modest. we took a gamble that audiences would be able to watch something that wasn't coming at them
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a million miles an hour, telling them constantly how to feel. we were dealing in ambiguities. the future looks bright for this somewhat unlikely musical hit. it is set to remain on broadway to several more months, and many odds—makers predict the band's visit will take home the coveted top best musical prize at the upcoming tony awards. # will you answer me...# thank you to your company, you watching bbc news. hello. it looks like a fairly decent weekend ahead for many of us. we had very few showers through the course of friday. we had a good deal
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of sunshine, as well. and is very similar picture for saturday. it is warm, it is muggy, there will be some sunshine, but, at this time of year, you cannot rule out the chance of a shower. a lot of the showers fell across northern ireland. this was a photograph taken yesterday here, as you can see, at lurgan, and that was because we have a lot more sunshine, or we had a lot more sunshine, across northern ireland and scotland. and those high temperatures, the sunshine, triggered some heavier, thundery showers. we also had the remnants of a weak weather front sitting across parts of england and wales. there was more cloud across northern england and parts of wales during friday. a similar story for saturday. some dry, brighter spells to the south. so as we dawn saturday morning, still chilly in the north—east of scotland. a lot of low cloud having returned back in off the north sea. that will clear away. one thing worth pointing out again is the very high levels of grass pollen, particularly for england and wales, but for northern ireland, as well. so unfortunately no sign of respite as well. so for the day ahead, plenty of sunshine to start across northern ireland. mist and low cloud clears away. if anything, the showers will be
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more prevalent for scotland. and we will take a while to get that cloud clear back to the coast. it could linger across, as you can see, shetland. but around morrey, we have some of the sunniest weather, yesterday, so we could well see that again. if anything, the showers will be more widespread over the hills. heavy hail and thunder, perhaps fewer showers for northern ireland. one or two for northern england, wales, south—west, and the odd homegrown one as well, potentially, across the home counties. they can't be ruled out. but for many it is fine and dry after a murky start, potentially. through the evening and overnight, temperatures will fall away again in the north and the east. a few showers to continent with. if anything, there will be focused eastwards, across scotland, the north—east of england, as we go through the day on sunday, perhaps a few more across northern england and wales and the south—west again. we will watch developments to the south, in the channel islands, and just one or two elsewhere. but if anything, temperatures will be just a little higher on sunday. but there is a lot of warmth close by. some exceptional heat at the moment across scandinavia. high wildfire risk here. whilstjust a little
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cooler across iberia. but without heat and low pressure moving northwards, as are mentioned, some showers crossing into the channel islands. of course, that would trigger some sharp showers that could be because of interruptions at roland garros. a cause of interruptions at roland garros. it looks as if it will be kept at bay for a while and, actually, our main rain, that will start to come in the atlantic as temperatures dip away from midweek onwards. as ever, plenty more on the website. have a good weekend. this is bbc news, the headlines: g7 leaders meeting in canada have been discussing import tariffs imposed by president trump. following a bilateral meeting with donald trump, the french president said there's willingness to find an agreement. the us special counsel robert mueller has filed new criminal charges against president trump's former campaign chairman, paul manafort.
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he and a former aide are accused of obstructing justice by tampering with witnesses. chinese government hackers are reported to have stolen highly sensitive data from the computers of a us navy contractor. the information is said to include plans for advanced underwater weapons. american celebrity chef and tv presenter, anthony bourdain, has died at the age of 61. the us television network, cnn, for whom mr bourdain worked, said he'd taken his own life. now on bbc news it's time to look back at the week in parliament.
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