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this is bbc news, i'm martine croxall, the headlines at eight. president trump leaves the g7 meeting in canada but uses a speech at the summit to criticise current trade deals. no tariffs, no barriers, that is the way it should be, and no subsidies. he's now travelling to singapore for historic talks with the north korean leader, kim jong—un. there's anger as the chief executive of network rail, mark carne, is made a cbe despite the recent chaos on the railways. also this hour, a spectacular display at buckingham palace. crowds gather to watch the trooping the colour parade, with the royal familyjoining the queen on the balcony. coming up, newsbeat documentaries explores how formula e racing is helping us to make the shift towards electric cars. 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 going to come way down, because we people cannot
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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. soumaya keynes is the us economics editor for the economist. she told me that donald trump is giving the world mixed messages. there is a narrative out there that donald trump, really, all he wants at 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 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.
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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? he seems to be equesting some sort of zero tariff, zero subsidy, and that would be lovely, everyone would love that, but that is just not the reality that the world is in today. the world trade organisation, there have been attempts in almost two decades to try significantly slash trade barriers, and that's failed. it has not got anywhere, and to be honest, the reason it has not actually been intransigence
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from the european, it is not the other people at this g7 meeting who were the main obstacles. if you really want to reduce barriers, it is players like 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 wins from a trade war, so what is the impact of the tarrifs that donald trump has imposed and the tit—for—tat ones that followed on american 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 tariffs on aluminium and steel go into effect, and that is, at its most basic level, meaning inputs
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for american companies are becoming more expensive. you have very loud complaints coming from american business, the construction sector, oil and 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 their steel parts and aluminium parts just got more expensive. the french and german leaders say the g7 will commit to a rules—based trade framework despite the objections of president trump. our diplomatic correspondent james robbins gave me more details. a little bit about what we think will be in it, and important headline, echoed by chancellor merkel of germany, that there will be an agreed statement from all the leaders, including president trump, who has already left canada, committing to a rules based trade
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framework. but how do you interpret that wording, and what will follow from it? ithink that wording, and what will follow from it? i think the european side, the canadians, those lined up against the americans, will think they rules based trade framework is what they already have and what they want, and they accused the united states of going outside the rules based framework by imposing tariffs on aluminium and steel imports, working outside wto rules. however, having said all of this, president trump also believes that it is a triumph for him, because there will bea triumph for him, because there will be a fundamental re—examination of what he calls the gross unfairness of the system under the wto, and i think chancellor merkel put her finger on it when she said the devil would be in the detail when it came to reassessing frameworks. another quote, she said, this is not a detailed solution to our praying —— oui’ detailed solution to our praying —— our problems, it is a fix, not a
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solution. 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's unknown territory in the truest sense. but i really feel confident. i feel that kim jong—un wants to do something great for his people, and he has that opportunity, and he won't get that opportunity again, it's never going to be there again. so i really believe he's going to do something very positive for his people, for himself, his family. he's got an opportunity, the likes of which i think almost, if you look into history, very few people have ever had. he can take that nation, with those great people, and truly make it great. so it's a one time, it's a one time shot, and i think it's going to work out very well. that's why i feel positive, because it makes so much sense. and we'll find out how this story,
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and many others, are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:30 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 commentatorjo 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 to windermere for a week, and some 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,
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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, 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,
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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. earlier i spoke to nigel harris, managing editor of rail magazine. he said that network rail are not the only ones to blame for the delays and cancellations. to blame mark carne for everyone
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that has gone wrong, it is a bit like blaming heathrow airport when easyj et like blaming heathrow airport when easyjet go wrong. everybody has led the travelling public down, and until everybody is honest about it, we will not get that trust back, and the government is not being honest. stripping franchises for resignations, it satisfies the headline writer of the daily mail or people's desire for blood, and i understand that, and it solves nothing. we can't magic trains out of thin air. for example, network raildid of thin air. for example, network rail did screw up in the north with the electrification of the line at bolton, they are responsible for that, excuse me, and they have held their hands up for it. but in scotla nd their hands up for it. but in scotland the late delivery of new trains for scotland has prevented what is called a cascade of diesel units, which were due to go to northern, so these trains have not appeared. now, you can't blame network railfor that, appeared. now, you can't blame network rail for that, nor can you
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get a magic wand to make all the strains appear. what we need is a period of cool reflection, get some stability into the timetables, then start phasing things through to get the increase in surfaces which this is all about. how much better or worse with the situation be the ra i lwa ys worse with the situation be the railways were re—nationalised, which some will continue to argue for? network rail is nationalised, so if you go along with a view that it is theirfault, the nationalised railway is to blame. the government, in its decision—making, and it's late decision making for thameslink, for example it delayed a decision on producing their timetable for five months until november. they needed the timetable ready, so they lost five months, had to rip it up. 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. if
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you go along with the view that government decisions have caused a problem, how is it going to make it better to hand the whole lot over to the people who delayed the decisions? the queen's birthday honours list recognises the achievements of more than a thousand people across the uk. among them, the former liverpool manager kenny dalglish who received a knighthood. lizo mzimba has more. commentator: dalglish! player, manager, and a figure who gave huge support to the hillsborough families, kenny dalglish says he's hugely proud to receive a knighthood. to get this far and to come out and get the accolade i've been awarded is very humbling. imagine your husband bought a gold necklace and, come christmas, gave it to somebody else. oscar—winning actress and writer emma thompson becomes a dame for services to drama. most honours have gone to people for work in communities, people like akeela ahmed, the founder of online forum she speaks, we hear. i really wanted to elevate the everyday voices of muslim women,
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because i felt that more often than not, they're spoken about in negative terms, but we didn't get to hear their authentic voices. the oldest person recognised, becoming an mbe, 103—year—old rosemary powell, britain's longest serving poppy seller, who retired after 97 years earlier this month. the headlines on bbc news: us president donald trump is on his way to singapore where historic talks are due to take place with north korea's leader, kimjong—un. commuters‘ anger as the chief executive of network rail is made a cbe in the queen's birthday honours. and taliban fighters have killed at least 65 afghan soldiers, despite declaring a ceasefire for the muslim holiday of eid. sport now, and a full roundup from the bbc sport centre. good evening. we start in johannesburg,
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where there was an incredible game of rugby union between south africa and england. after surging ahead in the first half, england looked to be heading to a first ellis park victory since 1972, but south africa hit back for a thrilling win. ben croucher reports. at the end of the apartheid era, by at the end of the apartheid era, rugby at ellis park embodied south africa. in johannesburg for the first time leading this proud nation was a black man. he was kept occupied by an explosive start by england. within 20 minutes, they had put three tries past a south african defence in disarray. suddenly, the springboks left into life, nkosi the opportunist and the finisher. by half—time, south africa lead. this is the highest test rugby ground in the world, this was a breathless contest. england would only regain theirs when they have and pop of
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south africa winded them for a fifth time. as the lungs burned, jonny may tested is one last time, sprinting through the springboks to set up a grandstand finale, three points in it, but this proud nation would have their day. what could be the start ofa their day. what could be the start of a new exciting era for south african rugby. ben crouch, bbc news. ireland's 12 match unbeaten run was ended by an 18—9 defeat to australia in brisbane. the irish haven't beaten the aussies down under in nearly a0 years, but they'll get another chance next weekend in melbourne. later this evening, wales play argentina in san juan, and scotland are in edmonton to face canada. simona halep won her a maiden grand slam title, beating sloane stephens 2—i in the french open final. halep had lost all three of her previous grand slam finals, and another defeat loomed when the american took the first set. but stephens tired, and the world number one's greater fitness came to the fore.
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she won the next two sets to become the new champion. well, it is an amazing moment, and definitely without smiling i couldn't do this. it is a special moment, i was dreaming for this moment, i was dreaming for this moment since actually i started to play tennis. it is my favourite grand slam, and i always say that if iam going grand slam, and i always say that if i am going to win one, i want it to be here, so it is real now. mercedes driver lewis hamilton will start tomorrow's canadian grand prix fourth on the grid, with ferrari's sebastian vettel claiming pole position. vettel trails hamilton in the formula i world championship by 14 points, and has a great chance to trim that gap when the race gets under way tomorrow. hamilton's mercedes teammate valterri bottas starts from second, with red bull's max verstappen third on the grid. england's women cricketers have lost the opening match of their one—day series against south africa by seven wickets at worcester.
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a top order collapse saw england slump to 66—6. katherine brunt‘s unbeaten 72 at least set a reasonable target of i90. but south africa got there comfortably with five overs to spare, opener lizelle lee finishing the match with a six. finally, tyson fury will make his return to the ring this evening, more than two years since vacating his world heavyweight title following a uk anti—doping investigation. he takes on albania's sefer seferi at the mancheser arena. i believe in life if you want to do something crack on, and if you don't want to do it walk away. did not want to box any more so i walked away, and i want to box now so i came back.
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i have trained hard for ten fights, iam i have trained hard for ten fights, i am looking forward to getting there, can't wait. it has been a long time, i am anxious to get in. looking forward to it. he has been away a long time. that is all the sport for now. see you later. thank you. 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. earlier, our political correspondent iain watson joined me to discuss the importance of the white paper. i think it was deliberately the case that they were trying to get it out before the june eu summit. downing street 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 summit, now they're talking down
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the importance of the june summit. all the big talk about what happens in the future, and the trade talks, that will be for the 0ctober summit, and that is why it is not late. in fact, labour are not buying that. journey corbyn is asking for it, and says this is showing the government is botching brexit. he said ministers 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 mini summit, out in the seclusion of chequers, the country retreat, and they will flesh out the differences and get that white paper, which will be very detailed, and then you'll get the bits
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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 about it apart from these 100 pages? they say it will cover our vision for britain and beyond brexit. leading our aircraft in 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, they are still working on that, and then the white paper will be, at least the government's view, the brussels view, will still have to try and negotiate that before the big eu summit in october as the clock begins to tick louder and louder. more than 60 members of the afghan security forces have been killed
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in a series of attacks by militants. the taliban said its forces carried out the bloodiest of the attacks, which was in north of the country. the attacks came only hours after the the taliban in afghanistan announced a three—day ceasefire to take place over the muslim holiday of eid, at the end of next week. it's the first offer of its kind for 17 years. the militants said foreign forces would be excluded from the ceasefire. a man has appeared in court charged with the manslaughter and robbery of a 100—year—old widow whose neck was broken when she was mugged. sofija kaczan died nine days after she was pushed to the ground and had her handbag stolen in derby. 0ur 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 misses sofija kaczan's death was opened and adjourned yesterday. the coroner confirmed she had suffered a broken neck and cheekbone as well as other facial injuries. this morning, mr waszkiewicz spoke only to confirm his name, address and nationality as polish.
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the 39—year—old looked at the floor throughout the short hearing. he was not required to enter a plea against the charges. he was remanded into custody and will appear before 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 duke and duchess of sussex have joined the queen and other members
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of the royal family for the trooping the colour parade to mark her 92nd birthday. 0ur royal correspondent nicholas witchell has been following the day‘s events. music plays: "god save the queen" three 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 “11947, 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.
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the parade over, the carriages made their way back to buckingham palace, and it was as the queen‘s carriage approached the palace 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, the former chief of the defence staff, fell heavily. he was given immediate medical assistance and taken to hospital. 0n 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
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was a coldstream guards soldier, guardsman charanpreet singh lall, who became the first person to wear a turban during the trooping the colour ceremony. earlier i spoke to jay singh—sohal, writer, film—maker and chairman of the world war i sikh memorial, about how it could inspire the sikh community. i think it will be very inspiring, not just 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 trooping of the colour and certainly occasion in britain. what it means and what it 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, it is certainly something within your grasp. all it takes is talent and dedication, and the guardsman has shown great enthusiasm
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and dedication to get to where he has gotten to. the chairman of the world war i sikh memorial. time for a look at the weather with stav. good sunshine, but some thunderstorms today, tomorrow a similar story, most places warm, but thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. they did develop across scotla nd afternoon. they did develop across scotland and northern england but will fizzle out overnight, leaving a legacy of cloud, quite a bit across southern and eastern portions, some light rain as well. for sunday, some sunshine in places, but also grey and disappointing in others, but the strong sunshine will get going on the cloud, tending to break it up. some showers and thunderstorms in
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central and eastern scotland, but elsewhere, where it stays dry with sunshine, feeling warm again, 23—25 celsius. similar into monday and tuesday, variable amounts of cloud, but also some warm sunshine with light winds. this is bbc news — our latest headlines. president donald trump uses a speech at the g7 summit in canada to criticise current trade deals. he‘s now on his way to singapore where historic talks are due to take place with north korea‘s leader, kim jong—un about the denuclearisation of the peninsula. commuters‘ express their anger as the chief executive of network rail is made a cbe in the queen‘s birthday honours. and crowds gather to watch the trooping of colour parade — with the duke and duchess of sussex joining the queen on the balcony at buckingham palace. now on bbc news, formula e — driving change — how is formula e racing helping us to make the shift towards electric cars? these cars are definitely the future...
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we go green in mexico city! all the talking stops and it's all about business. not much to say. i think this is the future.


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