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this is bbc news, i'm martine croxall, the headlines at ten. president trump leaves the g7 meeting in canada insisting the talks were "very productive" despite major differences on trade. no tariffs, no barriers, that's the way it should be — and no subsidies. mr trump is heading to singapore for a landmark meeting with the north korean leader, kim jong—un, on tuesday. awarding the chief executive of network rail a cbe is causing controversy following weeks of severe disruption to rail services. also this hour, a striking display at buckingham palace. thousands gather to watch the trooping the colour parade. the duke and duchess of sussex take their place for the first time with the queen on the balcony. good evening and welcome to bbc news.
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just to say we are looking out for prime minister theresa may, who is due to make a speech any time now in core back at the g7. —— due to make a speech any time now in core back at the g7. -- quebec. 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. theresa may is still there. she's about to make her final speech to the summit. we will keep an eye on that and go straight there when we see her appear. 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,
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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 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
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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 key differences between the us and the other members of the g7. and that's 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,
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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? he seems to be requesting 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 for almost two decades to try significantly slash trade barriers, and that's failed.
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it has not got anywhere, and to be honest, the reason has not actually been intransigence 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 tariffs 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
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and steel going into effect, and that is, at its most basic level, meaning inputs 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. let's go to quebec to hear the prime minister. there have been some difficult conversations and strong debate, but by working together, we have agreed on outcomes to shape a better future. have agreed on outcomes to shape a better future. allow have agreed on outcomes to shape a better future. allow me have agreed on outcomes to shape a better future. allow me to have agreed on outcomes to shape a better future. allow me to set have agreed on outcomes to shape a better future. allow me to set out how. foreign interference in our democratic institutions and processes , democratic institutions and processes, and other forms democratic institutions and processes, and otherforms of democratic institutions and processes, and other forms of malign state activity, pose a strategic threat to our shared values and interests. recent events have
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demonstrated the importance of a unified international response, to send a clear message that such malign activity will never be tolerated. we have agreed a new rapid response mechanism to tackle this growing threat. we have agreed we must maintain the global norm against the use of chemical weapons, and we have agreed to strengthen the ability of the organisation for the prohibition of chemical weapons to a tribute responsibility for chemical weapons attacks. i also welcome the g7's weapons attacks. i also welcome the g7‘s recognition of the need to maintain sanctions on russia in light of russian failure to fully implement the minsk agreements in ukraine. we have agreed to stand ready to take further restrictive measures against russia if necessary. on trade and the global economy, we have discussed the importance of the multilateral rules based trading system as the framework for enabling free and fair global trade. but some people feel left behind by globalisation, and
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not all countries play by the rules. so we need to show our citizens that the global economy can truly work for everyone, with the benefits of free trade belt by all. that means working to make the international system, including the world trade organisation, operate more effectively. it does not mean taking unilateral action against your partners. where we disagree with our allies on something, it is right that we say so and eddie is you openly and frankly. we have done just that at this summit, registering a deep disappointment that the unjustified decision by the us to apply tariffs to eu steel and aluminium imports. the loss of trade through tariffs and minds competition, reduces productivity, removes the incentive to innovate, and ultimately makes everyone poorer. and in response, the eu will impose countermeasures. at the same time, we need to avoid continued
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tit—for—tat escalation and maintain a constructive dialogue. as a champion of free trade, the uk will continue to support these efforts. what distinguishes the g7 is our common belief in human rights and the equal value in every citizen's voice, regardless of gender, sexuality, ethnicity or socioeconomic background. i am a passionate advocate of improving education for kills around the world, and that this summit uk has announced a of new funding to support over 400,000 girls in developing countries in getting well bea developing countries in getting well be a quality education. we have also committed to new action to prevent gender—based violence, abuse, and harassment online. following the uk call for tech companies to do more to help fight internet harms, they have already made significant strides in using new technologies to tackle online extremist content, and we now need to extend that efforts
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to address the growing threat of online violence against women and girls. in particular, we are committed to new joint girls. in particular, we are committed to newjoint working to tackle the use of the internet to facilitate people trafficking for the purposes of sexual exploitation. finally, we have discussed the urgent need for global action to tackle oceans pollution, which is one of the greatest environmental challenges facing the world. the uk government is a world leader on this issue through our 25 year environment plan, and that this summit we have recognised the need for greater global action and coordination on marine plastics pollution, including working with business, industry and non—governmental organisations to find innovative solutions. the discussions here have been candid, and they have been productive. underlining the importance of continuing to work together to uphold the values that shape our world. the g7 is a vital forum for full and frank discussion between close allies. i want to take this
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opportunity to thankjustin trudeau for his leadership in delivering a positive outcome. together, we stand is determined to create a safe, secure and prosperous future for all oui’ secure and prosperous future for all our citizens. thank you, i will now ta ke our citizens. thank you, i will now take some questions. our citizens. thank you, i will now take some questionslj our citizens. thank you, i will now take some questions. i am just quite struck by your comments and the order in which you laid out the priorities of the talks, and you speak very forcefully on a number of issues on which there are quite clearly differences with the united states, between 66 members and the united states, exposing your disappointment on trade moves by the united states, talking about russia and the need to confront malign activity is and interference in
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elections in the west. when president trump left, we got the impression it was rare to find a 67 summit where the united states is so isolated from its partners on fundamental issues. would you say thatis fundamental issues. would you say that is fair? secondly, on trade, you have spoken about the need for a trade deal post—brexit with the united states, and we now stand possibly on the brink of trade war. well, first of all, on the first issue that you have raised, rageh, we have had some difficult discussions, open and frank conversations around the table at this g7, conversations around the table at this 67, but the point are being here is that we are able to do that, we know each other, we are able to have those discussions, and by working together we come to a resolution, which is exactly what we have done. what you will see in the camila gay is agreed language in relation to trade, what you will see is agreed language and elation to russia and the action that must be taken. as i said in the comments i
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madejust now, we have recognised the need to maintain sanctions on russia in the light of their failure to fully implement the minsk agreements, so that is all agreed at the g7. agreements, so that is all agreed at the 67. in terms of trade with the united states, yes, we will discuss it, there are limitations as to what, how far we can get before we leave the european union, but we will be talking to the united states, as we are talking to others. vicki vicki young, bbc news, looking to next week in parliament, what is your message to conservative mps who are considering not backing new when it comes to the bill? the purpose of the withdrawal bill is very simple, imean, it the withdrawal bill is very simple, i mean, it is actually about putting eu legislation into uk law so that
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we can have a smooth transition as we can have a smooth transition as we leave the european union. it is an importantand we leave the european union. it is an important and key building block in the process of leaving the european union, and i would hope that everybody across the house of commons will see the importance of ensuring that the bill is not frustrated, because at its core it is about delivering for the british public on their vote to leave the eu. and some of those amendments from the lords were trying to frustrate the action that the government is taking in ensuring that we deliver for the british people. i am sure that everybody across the house of commons will recognise that, and i hope they will recognise that, and i hope they will recognise the importance of sending a clear message that the people voted, and we will deliver for them. tom? thank you, tom newton dunn from the sun. before president trump arrived, he apparently called you and angela merkel too politically correct, he thinks you are a bossy
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schoolmistress, he was late for the summit, late for meetings, left early, even disrespected justin trudeau's dress code at dinner last night. you enjoy having to work with him? look, we have a very good relationship with president trump, we work with president trump, the united kingdom has a very good relationship with the united states. ifi relationship with the united states. if i may pick up on one of the complaints there, one of the comments that you had about president trump leaving this summit early, yes, he left early because he's going to singapore to sit down with kim jong—un and discuss the denuclearisation of north korea. that is in the interest of notjust north korea and south korea and countries in the region there, it is in the interest of all of us across the world. caroline. prime minister, you raise concerns about malign state activity by russia in the uk at this summit. how concerned are you by revelations disclosed in the sunday times tomorrow about the
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links between the brexit campaign group leave. eu links between the brexit campaign group and the kremlin? do think it is time now that the links should be properly investigated by the security services?” should be properly investigated by the security services? i have to say that i have been here in canada involved in the g7 summit, sitting around the table, helping to agree this communique and discuss the important issues, so i haven't seen the sunday times story that you have referred to. i am sure if there are any allegations that need investigation, the proper authorities will do that. kate? kate devlin from the sunday express. prime minister, justin trudeau has just said, when it comes to trade, that canadians are polite and reasonable but they won't get pushed around. if that sums up the canadians, how would you characterise the british? look, we have had some open discussions, open and frank discussions, all of us, around the g7 and frank discussions, all of us, around the 67 table about the trade is eu, the british, the french,
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germans, the japanese, the canadians, with the united states. what we want to ensure, as i referred to in my statement, the fa ct referred to in my statement, the fact that the eu, of course, we operate as a member of the eu, as we currently are, the european union will impose countermeasures to the united states. we are a champion in the united kingdom forfree united states. we are a champion in the united kingdom for free trade. we will be working with the united states and other countries around the world to ensure that when we leave the european union, we are able to put into place three trade agreements with those countries, and thatis agreements with those countries, and that is important, we want to continue a good trading relationship with the eu, but we'll so want to ta ke with the eu, but we'll so want to take advantage, once we are outside it, of being able to negotiate with other countries around the world, which is to the benefit of people living in the united kingdom. thank you, prime minister, bloomberg news. you left londonjust a david davis
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and borisjohnson you left londonjust a david davis and boris johnson were throwing theirweight around, and and boris johnson were throwing their weight around, and you are right here and president trump has been doing similarly. do you think it is possible to be a conciliator in this world of, i don't know, silverback gorilla behaviour? what i think is possible to achieve outcomes, and that is exactly what we have done by working together here at the g7. we have done by working together here at the 67. sorry! prime minister, firstly, can i ask, how disappointed are you that neither japan nor the us signed up to the plastics protocol? and also, if i may, yesterday you reminded president trump that the reason that russia was kicked out of the 67 was because it invaded crimea, but that appears to have fallen on deaf ear is. are you concerned that he is simply not listening to you? on the second point, it is, as i said
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yesterday, the case that russia was no longer part of the 68, it became the g7 no longer part of the 68, it became the 67 because of the illegal annexation of crimea, and as i said yesterday, if there are to be conversations about russia's future in relation to this particular group, they have to change their ways, the route they are taking, and the sort of activity that they are involved in. the issue plastics, and this is any sea that the united kingdom has seen as a very key issue, as do others around the world, and we had a very good discussion in the outreach session today, and it is something that i know, with sky's ocean rescue campaign, an important issue in the uk, and it is... what we have in the communique is agreed action across the board, from all seven members of the board, from all seven members of the g7. the board, from all seven members of the 67. there were some specifics, more specific targets in the annexes that were attached, and countries will achieve the actions agreed in
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the main communique in different ways. but we are all agreed about the importance of this and the need to ta ke the importance of this and the need to take action. i will take a couple more. brendan. thank you, how do you react to the president saying that we, the uk, along with other countries, are robbing the american piggybank in relation to trade and tariffs? and secondly, how do you feel when the president describes his great relationship with the eu leaders here, he doesn't mention you by name? well, we have all been working around the table here at the g7 to achieve the agreements that we have achieved. and we have had a very frank discussion with president trump about the issue of trade. and about where we stand on the issue.
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we wa nt about where we stand on the issue. we want to see opportunities being opened up through trade, because the uk certainly believes, as do others here, that it is through trade that we can develop economies, that we can see countries prosper, that competition is encouraged, that competition is encouraged, that competition drives innovation, and thatis competition drives innovation, and that is to the overall good of not just people in the two countries that are trading, but often it leads to developments which are of benefit to developments which are of benefit to people more widely. i will take the last question. thank you, prime minister. donald trump making the brother extraordinary threat today are threatening to sever all trade ties with the european union in the event that the trade war escalates, has series lead you take that threat, and even our concerns that he might pull out of his visitor to the uk? --
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he might pull out of his visitor to the uk? —— how seriously. he might pull out of his visitor to the uk? -- how seriously. no, we had a brief word about his visit to the uk, how much he's looking forward to it, andi uk, how much he's looking forward to it, and i look forward to welcoming him. on trade, as i say, we have agreed some steps forward that we will be taking collectively. it is important, as we look at the framework for trade around the world, and the bdo, we all recognise that some reform is needed in that. —— the that some reform is needed in that. -- the wto. that some reform is needed in that. —— the wto. reform is needed in their processes, especially on dispute resolution, which takes a long time, but also to make sure it is providing the framework for the economies of the future. thank you. she said this meeting should have been done ten or 25 years ago. . . his own people at heart. what was
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interesting, intriguing was he was asked how he would judge success or failure and he said he would be able tojudge it within failure and he said he would be able to judge it within the first minute, actually he said if you meet someone for the first time you can usually judge whether you are going to like them within five seconds so this will be speed—dating diplomacy s unorthodox and i think the ultimate challenge for the queen's birthday honours list‘s 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‘s 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 it could damage 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? it makes a mockery of
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the whole awards system. it's something — i'm a brit, i like to believe in that kind of thing, and that the people who get them have done something to deserve it, but actually this is saying it's not what you've done, it's who you know. whoever the queen and the government give honours to is none of my concern. i have 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 have 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 his entire career
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and his tremendous contribution the railways. here at king's cross station, some service 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 this public reward for the boss of network rail might be a bit premature, even if he has devoted many years of service the rail industry. joe lynam bbc news. well the birthday honours list has recognises the achievements of more than a thousand other people across the uk. among them, the former liverpool manager kenny dalglish who received a knighthood. emma thompson, the oscar—winning actor, has been appointed a dame. lizo mzimba has more. commentator: kenny daglish! 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 was being awarded is very humbling.
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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. the troops have been firing indiscriminately. among the cbes, the award just below knight and damehoods, bbcjournalist kate adie, and businesswoman jo malone, for services to the british economy. i just feel on top of the world. it's an amazing feeling to be honoured and thanked by your queen, country and government. becoming obes, world heavyweight champion antonyjoshua and footballerjermaine defoe. his friendship with young fan bradley lowry, who died from a rare form of cancer, touched the entire country. what would he have made of this? he would have been posing for the pictures! i mean, it was, yeah, it was a special relationship. you know, ithink about bradley every day.
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of course it was tough, to see someone so young suffer like that. the oldest person on the list becoming an mbe, 103—year—old rosemary powell, britain's longest serving poppy seller. she retired after 97 years earlier this month. 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. our 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
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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 ist 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 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,
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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. with all the sport, here's karthi gna nasegaram at the bbc sport centre. good evening. england's rugby union head coach, eddie jones, said he wanted to see "something special" on their tour of south africa. well their first test match was a thriller made up of ten tries. but south africa staged a remarkable comeback to win by 42 points to 39. while ireland's 12 match winning streak came to an end at the hands of australia. patrick gearey reports. for south african rugby, for south african society, this was a seismic moment. siya kolisi, the first black man to captain the springboks, leading men he would once have been banned from playing with.
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what a day. what a game. the first half was frenetic. england, without a win since february, were ten points up inside five minutes. mike brown was followed over the line by elliott daly and later owen farrell. england 24—3 up. on a ground 5,500 feet above sea—level, south africa started the climb back. it needed a slip from daly. s'busiso nkosi scored twice, as england lost their grip. by the time willie le roux charged through and over, south africa were ahead. all action, all energy. by the break in the thin air, england lacked oxygen and direction. the world cup isjust 15 months away. their defence was overwhelmed again in the second half. england's late rally was too little, too late. this was a day for kolisip and for history. as england have faded, ireland have grown stronger, bolder.


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