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this is bbc news. i'm martine croxall. the headlines at 7pm. president donald trump uses a speech at the g7 summit in canada to criticise current trade deals. no tariffs, no barriers. that is the way it should be. and no subsidies. he's now on his way to singapore where historic talks are due to take place with north korea's leader, kim jong—un. commuters‘ anger as the chief executive of network rail is made a cbe in the queen's birthday honours. also this hour, a spectacular display at buckingham palace. as crowds gather to watch the trooping of colour parade , with the duke and duchess of sussex joining the queen on the balcony. and coming up we'll bring you the latest sports news as england rugby team lose their fourth test in a row. good evening and welcome to bbc news.
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president trump has left the g7 summit in canada insisting talks had been "extremely productive" despite sharp differences over his decision to impose tariffs on some imported goods. many leaders were furious over the move which he said was necessary to protect us interests, but it's sparked concerns of a global trade war. mr trump left the summit early ahead of his landmark meeting with north korea's leader kim jong—un. from quebec, gary o'donoghue reports. ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states... not quite the grand entry the president is used to, but with the us isolated from many of its closest allies on trade, donald trump knew he'd be facing questions about america's new tariffs, and he showed little sign that any kind of compromise had been reached. it's going to change, 100%, and tariffs are
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going to come way down, because we people cannot continue to do that, we're like the piggy bank that everybody's robbing, and that ends. earlier, he'd showed up late for a leaders' breakfast on gender equality — one of the few areas where there'd been hope for some kind of meeting of minds at this summit. g7 officials are still trying to work out whether there is a form of words all seven countries can sign up to, and there are hopes that fresh discussions between the us and the eu can restart in the next two weeks. the french president was one of those leaders who got a face—to—face meeting with president trump — the two men enjoying a cordial, if not close relationship up till recently. but the tariffs have upset the french too, though president macron was clearly holding on tight to the hope that the rifts could be repaired. the smiles and handshakes are all there, but under the surface there are still real differences between the us and the other
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members of the g7. and that is notjust on trade — it's on a whole range of international global issues. donald trump considered skipping this summit entirely, and clearly his mind has been much more focused on his next stop — singapore, when he comes face to face with north korea's leader. gary o'donoghue, bbc news, quebec. welljoining you now from washington is soumaya keynes, she's the us economics editor for the economist. thank you forjoining us. i wonder how many people have raised an eyebrow around the world when donald trump talks about free trade, no tariffs, no barriers, when he has just imposed a load himself. tariffs, no barriers, when he has just imposed a load himselflj tariffs, no barriers, when he has just imposed a load himself. i would have thought that several people would have raised eyebrows at that. there is a narrative out there that donald trump really, all he wanted
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heart is a big trade deal, that is his instinct, that is what he wants. but that does not really tally with his actions so far which is to put up his actions so far which is to put up tariffs on steel and aluminium. from the perspective of these foreign leaders, gathering in quebec, i think it is hard to know what signal one should pay attention to from donald trump. his actions do not seem to be corresponding with his words at this point. if you could just set aside those actions at the moment, how realistic is his vision of this free trade opportunity as he sees it, given there are so many interests at play whenever world trade is made with yellow he seems to be requesting some sort of zero tariff, zero subsidy, and that would be lovely, eve ryo ne subsidy, and that would be lovely, everyone would love that, but that
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is just not the reality that the world is in today. the world trade organisation, there have been attem pts organisation, there have been attempts in almost decades to try and significantly/ trade barriers, and significantly/ trade barriers, and that failed. it has not got any where and to be honest, the reason it has not actually been in transitions from the european, it is not the other people at this g—7 meeting at where the main obstacles. if you really want to reduce barriers, it is players like china and india that are the obstacles china and india that are the o bsta cles to china and india that are the obstacles to that right now. again, there is a disconnect on who donald trump seems to be directing his message at and the real obstacles to that. everyone says nobody with winds of a trade war, so what is the impact that donald trump has imposed and the tit—for—tat ones that follow. on the consumers?”
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and the tit—for—tat ones that follow. on the consumers? i think the answer to this goes to the heart of why his claim that america can win from a trade war is such a strange one. we have arty scene ta riffs strange one. we have arty scene tariffs on aluminium and steel go into effect and that is at its most basic level many inputs for american companies are becoming more expensive. you have very loud complaints coming from american business and construction sector, the gas sector, manufacturing, actually, many of the same companies that donald trump is claiming to try and help, they are the ones that are most affected by the fact that there are still parts and a liminal part just got more expensive. how long—lived will does tariffs be that he has imposed? that is the big question. normally under american trade rule, defensive tariffs, when they are allowed and in certain
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narrow circumstances, normally there isa narrow circumstances, normally there is a deadline for them. you have to, there is some standard that must be there is some standard that must be the case, but in this case, the weight that the trump administration has imposed these are essentially appealing to america's national security means that donald trump has tremendous power to keep them on for as long as he wants, so that is the big question mark. we do not know, companies do not know, the trading partners do not know, and there is a lot up in the air. there take you for joining lot up in the air. there take you forjoining us. joining me now from quebec is our diplomatic correspondent james robbins he said peace talks were productive. how productive are they? in this sense, the french president have stated in the past minutes that there will be an agreed joint
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communique out of this summit. it will include language on the trade. that was by no means a certainty, given the extraordinary hostility that we have seen in many of the meetings about trade disputes over the past couple of days. what is the nature of this communique? we do not have the text yet, but it includes a commitment by the united states, it includes a commitment to a rules based trade framework. what that may mean and what is behind the headline could be quite difficult, but the european side, and the canadians who have suffered from the imposition of ta riffs have suffered from the imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminium export into the united states, i think they can argue that if we can get back to a rules based framework then there could be unilateral tariffs, because debbie seo rules have not been followed. on the other side, donald trump thinks that his adversaries have conceded there needs to be reform, a fundamental re—examination of the roles and of
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the world trade organisation, that he so despises. both sides can take something positive, but most importantly, they can say we achieved something despite the fact that the atmosphere was so very different. i will give you one quote from uncle merkle. i think it is important. she said, this is not a detailed solution to our problems. the differences in opinion have not been taken off the table. so that the chancellor is making it very clear this could be a bit of a fix on trade but it is not a long—term solution. thank you so much. also, at the g7, president trump described his upcoming trip to singapore for a summit with kim jong—un as a ‘mission of peace'. mr trump said he believed the north korean leader was ‘going to do something positive for his people' and that he was looking forward to the talks. this has probably rarely been done. it is unknown territory in the truest sense. i feel confident, i
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feel that kim jong—un wants to do something great for his people. and he has the opportunity and he will not have the opportunity again. it is never going to be arrogant. i really believe that he is going to do something very positive for his people, for himself, his family. he has got an opportunity the likes of which almost, if you look into history, very few people ever had. he can take that nation, with those great people, and truly make it great. so it is a one—time, a one—time shot, and i think it is going to work out very well. that is what i feel positive because it makes it much since. the and we'll find out how this story, and many others, are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:30pm and 11:30pm this evening in the papers, our guestsjoining me tonight are nigel nelson, who's the political editor of both the sunday mirror and sunday people, and the political commentator,
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jo phillips. the queen's birthday honours list has been unveiled, recognising those who've undertaken outstanding work in their communities. alongside the celebrations there has been some controversy. mark carne, the boss of network rail has been made a cbe in the same week that his organisation's been severely criticised. joe lynam reports. protesters on the march in the lake district. there have been no trains on the lakes line service to windermere for a week, and locals fear the damage caused to the tourist industry. it's a local issue caused by a wider shake—up of timetables in england. so what do they feel about the boss of network rail getting a cbe? itjust makes a mockery of the whole awards system, you know, it's something that... i'm a brit, i like to believe in that kind of thing, that the people who get them have done something to deserve it, but actually this is not what you've done, it's who you know. whoever the queen and the government give honours to is not my concern. i've no words! what can i say?! hello, everybody. this is a really exciting time to be a part of the railway... the man at the centre of this,
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mark carne, was not talking about his gong today, but others were. i think passengers who've suffered enormous disruption this week will be incredulous, possibly furious, to see mark carne being awarded a cbe. but i think it's really important that we're not misdirected into thinking that the problems with the introduction of the new timetable are all down to network rail. network rail defended the gong and said people should look at mr carne's entire career — and his tremendous contribution to the railways. here at king's cross station, some services for thameslink and great northern passengers have seen disruption in recent weeks, as a new timetable is bedded down. things are improving, but some commuters may feel that this public reward for the boss of network rail might be a bit premature, even if he has devoted many years of service to the railway industry. joe lynam, bbc news. we cut him off in his prime.
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lets speak to nigel harris, managing editor of rail magazine. it is too simplistic i assume to blame any one person or one body for the problems we have seen. tell us, where does respond ability like big yellow how long have we got? it is simplistic. there has been a wholesale let down. by the railway, the operating companies, in some ways, but not all, and in a major ways, but not all, and in a major way by the government, which is not admitting it. let me give you another simplistic view. to blame mark karn for everything is a bit like, if thejet mark karn for everything is a bit like, if the jet at heathrow, and you blame the airport. until everybody is honest about it, we are not going to get the trust back, and
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the government is not being honest. what has his record didn't like in his tenure? he has been there for yea rs his tenure? he has been there for years and that is probably one of the biggest and toughestjobs in industry in europe. he has been there for years, he has got a lot of things wrong, but he has got a lot of things right. one of the big things right is he has transformed the safety culture of network rail. you need to see the cbe, because those have transformed railway safety a nd those have transformed railway safety and there are people who are alive today and not afraid of life—changing injuries because of the change they have wrought. it would be terribly wrong to overlook that big contribution. it is a really big cultural change and that is all really difficult to bring about. how helpfulwould be is all really difficult to bring about. how helpful would be for politicians to step down or
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franchises to be withdrawn in getting the railways to work? how the travelling public needed to?|j wish they would shut up. franchises oi’ wish they would shut up. franchises or resignations, it satisfies the headliner on the daily mail, and i understand that. i am a passenger and and it solves nothing. for example, network rail did screw up, and they are wholly responsible for that. and they held their hands up for it. but in scotland, the late delivery of new to scotland has prevented a cascade of diesel views, so prevented a cascade of diesel views, so those trains just have not appeared. you cannot blame network railfor appeared. you cannot blame network rail for that. appeared. you cannot blame network railfor that. nor can appeared. you cannot blame network rail for that. nor can you appeared. you cannot blame network railfor that. nor can you get appeared. you cannot blame network rail for that. nor can you get a magic wand to make all these traits appear. what we need is a period of
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cool reflection, and some stability, and then start phasing things through to get the increasing services, which is all about. how much better with this situation be if the rail were nationalised? some people continually argue for. network rail is nationalised. the government, in its decision—making, in its latest decision making, it's delayed a decision on reducing the timetable from july 20 17th to november. they need to have the timetable ready. so yes, while it is true, that network rail did not deliver the timetable on time, the five month delay in the government decision was what lay behind it. this is what makes it confiscated. if you go along with the government decisions, how is it going to make
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it better to hand the whole lot over to delay those decisions? so often we hear other countries have it right. where should we be looking to for inspiration? countries like poland are liberalizing the railways and there is more competition on the rail through europe. it is a myth that you have complete states, that are so that you have complete states, that are so much better than ours. when it comes to affairs, the reason why fa res it comes to affairs, the reason why fares continue to be cheaper, is the government subsidize the more here. the deal used to be that the fair paid 50% and the taxpayer paid 50%. since 2008, when the labour government started to do that, they've moved it. and now the fair payer pays 75%. in the last ten yea rs, payer pays 75%. in the last ten years, the fair pair share has gone up years, the fair pair share has gone up by years, the fair pair share has gone up by 50%. it is a covert way, and these assorted things tend not to be understood, so why would we want more of that? more dodgy
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decision—making and fare increases. it does not make sense. thank you very much. theresa may has said the government's white paper on brexit won't be published until after the meeting of the european council at the end of this month. mrs may said the cabinet would hold another away day at chequers, to finalise the details. the government hopes to complete its negotiations with the eu by october. with me is our political correspondent, iain watson. how problematic or deliberate is the timing of this white paper?” how problematic or deliberate is the timing of this white paper? i think it was deliberately the case. they we re it was deliberately the case. they were trying to get alpo before the june eu summit. it was a bit cagey about specific dates. but they did tell the bbc would be out this month and then it will be next month. and after the eu and then it will be next month. and afterthe eu summit, and now
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and then it will be next month. and after the eu summit, and now they're down talking the importance of the june summit. to try to get the legal basis for a formal withdrawal from the european union, all the big talk about what happens in the future and the trade talks and that will be for the trade talks and that will be for the october summit, and that is why it is not late. in fact, labour are not buying that. journey corbyn is asking, and says this is showing the government is botching this. and the minister should be taking control of the negotiations. the government is saying, it will be after the eu summit, you will get the white paper, and a minisummit, and the inclusion of the checkers, and the country retreat, and there was fresh out the differences and get that white paper, which will be very detailed, and then you'll get the bits of parliament over the crucial issues over custoitis bits of parliament over the crucial issues over customs and trade. detail. that is what everybody is waiting for. you have any idea what is going to be in it isn't anything
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about it about these 100 pages? is going to be in it isn't anything about it about these 100 pages7m will cover our vision for britain and beyond brexit. leading art aircraft it european union territories to this crucial issue of what customs arrangements we would prefer after brexit. there have been lots of debate about that, having a backstop position which may last a bit longer than many people would have liked, nonetheless, the government has not released a decision of what we would like to see happen. beyond that, are still working on that, and then the white paper will be, at least the government putt view, the brussels view, will still have to try and negotiate that before the big eu summit in octoberas negotiate that before the big eu summit in october as the clock begins to tick louder and louder. yes. the pace at which things things happen. thank you very much. the duke and duchess of sussex have joined the queen and other members of the royal family for the trooping the colour parade, to mark her 92nd birthday.
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our royal correspondent nicholas witchell has been following the day's events. music plays: "god save the queen" tthree weeks to the day since their wedding, and harry and meghan, the duke and duchess of sussex, were once again taking a carriage ride in bright sunshine, this time as part of the queen's birthday parade — trooping the colour, as it's better known. with the duke of edinburgh's retirement, the queen rode in a carriage alone to horse guards parade and the annual demonstration of parade—ground position by the five regiments of footguards. no eye on the parade ground has more experience of this event than the queen's. she first attended it in 1947, and notwithstanding the operation a month ago to remove a cataract, the queen's gaze appeared as sharp as ever as the colour of the 1st battalion the coldstream guards was trooped. the parade over, the carriages made their way back to buckingham palace, and it was as the queen's carriage approached the palace
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that one of the senior military officers riding on horseback about 50 yards behind her was in difficulty. police officers moved in to try to help him. field marshal lord guthrie, aged 79, he former chief of the defence staff, fell heavily. he was given immediate medical assistance and taken to hospital. on the palace balcony, the queen led the family out to watch a fly—past by the royal air force. harry and meghan stayed in the background. this was the moment for the younger members of the family, charlotte and george, and in their middle their cousin savannah. the fly—past finished with the national anthem. someone at the front giggled — not the done thing on the palace balcony. nicholas witchell, bbc news, at buckingham palace. one of the big talking points of the day was a coldstream guards soldier, guardsman charan—preet singh lal, who became the first person to wear a turban during the trooping
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the colour ceremony. joining me now to discuss this is jay singh—sohal, writer, film—maker and chairman of the world war one sikh memorial. thank you very much forjoining us. how significant is it that this guardsman was there today wearing a turban rather than? it is a remarkable achievement. the turban is very much part and our soul for the identity, for the men and women who wear their turbans, for him to represent his regiment and something as prestigious, wearing his turban isa as prestigious, wearing his turban is a remark will achievement. tell us is a remark will achievement. tell usa is a remark will achievement. tell us a little bit about the length of involvement that the soldiers have had with the bridges service. certainly it has been quite illustrious. going back past world
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war ii, world war i, and on the frontier. during that time, they we re very frontier. during that time, they were very much recognised as a martial race, as soldiers who do their duty with dignity and honour and certainly uphold the reputation of their race as a martial race. now you see this with a new generation, with guardsman, who was able to represent who he is, his faith, his identity whilst wearing the colours of his regiment and queens uniform. how inspiring will it be too young men and women to see guardsman operate like this? i think it will be very inspiring, notjust for the sikh community, but for the white community, it is very important to them to be able to progress and certainly catch everyone's attention at such a prestigious tripping of the colour and certainly occasion in britain. what it means and what it
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does is shows a younger generation that anything is possible and certainly looking at her majesty's armed forces, that any career or anything you want to achieve in the armed forces can enable you to come it is certainly something within your grasp. all it takes is talent and dedication and the guardsman has shown great enthusiasm and dedication to get to where he has gotten to. how important are the effo rts gotten to. how important are the efforts by the british military to encourage seeks to sign up?m efforts by the british military to encourage seeks to sign up? it is very important. to see them as a very important. to see them as a very viable career path and to undertake public service and to progress as leaders within their field and it is notjust about soldiering. it is also about all the other trains and jobs and roles that come with and the forces when we're talking about medics or dentist, just an example. it is the way of
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looking at the forces, not just for sikhs, but in the wider think, there are opportunities. they have undertaken quite a lot of effort in recent yea rs undertaken quite a lot of effort in recent years to engage the diverse communities. now, the onus is on the communities. now, the onus is on the communities themselves to look upon the engagement efforts that these forces are undertaking in various regiments and units around the country. and to have that dialogue, to have that conversation about what life in uniform might mean for the members. certainly hearkens back to the conditions and the warrior ways, it isa the conditions and the warrior ways, it is a natural sink there that appealed to young sikhs men and women. that is now time for the communities to step up and take this wonderful opportunity. thank you
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very much for talking to us. a man has appeared in court, charged with the manslaughter and robbery of a 100—year—old, whose neck was broken when she was mugged. zofija kaczan died nine days after she was pushed to the ground and had her handbag stolen in derby. our correspondent, carol hinds, was in court. arthur waszkiewicz of hilary road in shepherds bush in london, was brought to this court in derby, having been charged with the alleged manslaughter and robbery of sofija kaczan yesterday afternoon. an inquest into mrs sofija kaczan's death was opened and adjourned yesterday. the coroner confirmed she had suffered a broken neck and cheekbone as well as otherfacial injuries. this morning, mr waszkiewicz spoke only to confirm his name, address and nationality as polish. the 39—year—old looked at the floor throughout the short hearing. he was not required to enter a plea against the charges.
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he was remanded into custody and will appear before the derby crown court on the 6th ofjuly. carol hines, bbc east midlands today, at southern derbyshire magistrates‘ court. a 14—year—old boy‘s appeared before magistrates, charged with seven robberies that took place across north london within the space of an hour on thursday. police told the court the boy was a passenger on a moped during the robberies and that they found 13 mobile phones in his possession when he was caught. the rider of the bike hasn‘t been found. a 12—year—old boy has been taken to hospital after being hit by a tour bus in glasgow. police were called to the incident near central station at about one o‘clock this afternoon. he was taken by ambulance to hospital. the youngster‘s injuries are not thought to be life—threatening. the homelessness charity, shelter, says that well over a million people are stuck on waiting lists for social housing — often for years on end. the organisation is calling on ministers to do more to help, after it emerged some had been waiting as long at 18 years
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for a property to become available. the government says it‘s investing a further two—billion pounds in social housing. the actress who played the first bond girl, eunice gayson, has died. she was 90. young i admire your courage, miss?” admire your luck, mr? bond. james bond. she featured opposite sean connery in the first bond film in 1962, doctor no and from russia with love. chester zoo has welcomed the birth of a rare greater one horned rhino. akeno is only the second of his breed to be born at the zoo, as part of a programme to increase their population. it‘s thought only 3500 remain in the wild in their native india and nepal. it would be a news cast without a
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baby animal. let‘s now look at the weather. . there has been some intense storms. flooding and places. tomorrow it is a similar story, most places will be dry with sunny spells will some heavy showers in northern areas. there could be the odd sharp shower, and drizzle with thicker clouds, but for most of us it‘s a dry night. the cloud returning to many northern and eastern parts. for sunday morning, the sun will start sunny, but others rather cloudy. we‘ll sunny, but others rather cloudy. we‘ ll start sunny, but others rather cloudy. we‘ll start to see the temperatures rise and the set off by the storms again. central east and scotland,


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