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this is bbc news. i'm samantha simmonds. our top stories: the g7 summit in quebec ends. leaders sign a joint communique saying they will continue to fight protectionism. but the rift over president trump's trade tariffs remains. i have made it very clear to the president that it is not something we relish doing, but it is something that we absolutely will do. because canadians are polite, we are reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around. the us president is now on his way to singapore for talks with north korea's kimjong—un. mr trump says the meeting is a "one—time shot" for a peace deal. more than 65 dead after taliban fighters launch a series of attacks on afghan forces, hours after promising a rare ceasefire for the muslim holiday of eid. iadmire you, i admire you, mr... bond, james bond. also in the programme, the first actor to be known as a "bond girl," eunice gayson,
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has died at the age of 90. hello, and welcome to bbc news. president trump has departed the g7 summit in canada leaving behind dispute and division as world leaders continue to disagree over global trade. mr trump was fiercely criticised after defending his decision to impose tariffs on some imported goods, a move he said was necessary to protect us interests, but which others fear could spark a global trade war. a short while ago a joint statement was agreed by all the leaders promising to look at reducing obstacles to free trade, but serious divisions remain, as gary o'donoghue reports. scarcely 2a hours after the president arrived at a summit he had thought about skipping altogether, he was off, defiant in the face of a group of world leaders still furious with america's unilateral
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trade tariffs. earlier, he had showed up late for a leadership breakfast on gender equality, one of the few areas where there had been hoped for a meeting of minds. announcer: ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states... while officials worked towards a final agreement all the leaders could sign, the president was sticking to his position, blaming former american leaders for allowing the rest of the world to take advantage of america on trade. it's going to change, 100%. tariffs are going to come way down because we people can't continue to do that. we're like a piggy bank that everybody‘s robbing, and that ends. but he wasn't the only one looking tough. the german chancellor, angela merkel, clearly didn't hold back posting this photo on her own social media. when she faced the cameras, she said a common statement didn't mean the differences had been taken off the table. translation: for us, it was important that we had a commitment to a rule—based trade order, that we continue to fight against protectionism,
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and that we want to reform the world trade organization. a day ago, it seemed possible this summit could end in complete chaos, without any agreement at all. but while the differences remain stark and real, a full—on confrontation does seem to have been avoided. it is something of a triumph for the host country that in the final moments of the summit, all of the nations signed up to the communique. but the canadian prime minister made it clear that tariffs on the us would go ahead. i have made it very clear to the president that it is not something we relish doing, but it is something that we absolutely will do. because canadians are polite, we are reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around. the final communique talks about fighting protectionism, and ensuring free and mutually beneficial trade. in a nod to the united states, it also talks about looking at new international rules, to ensure a level playing field.
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the bbc‘s diplomatic correspondent, james robbins, is also in quebec. he gave me some more details about the final statement. well, it has been an extraordinary day, a very fractious day, actually two days of blazing rows. an extraordinary photograph released of chancellor merkel towel ring over donald trump, sitting, as she leans gci’oss donald trump, sitting, as she leans across the table towards him. —— towering over donald trump. she is obviously giving it to him with both are also and he is sitting with his arms folded, defiant. that gives you the flavour of the summit. it ended, frankly, not with a victory, in this joint communique, but at least the avoidance of absolute disaster. so it is no surprisejustin trudeau was happy to announce that all seven had
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come in behind some language, because that is the least that was necessary to try to stabilise the situation. this trade conflict is not over. in fact, the retaliatory measures against the us are going to go ahead. they simply hope now that it will not lead to tit—for—tat escalation which leads into a full—blown trade war. lots of notes of caution. president macron saying that there are huge amounts of work required to be done to unravel this crisis. chancellor merkel making it clear that the pitfalls would now be in the detail of what followed from the language. but there is a shared commit them to resist protectionism, there is a shared commitment to a rules —based trade system. that is, frankly, rather ambiguous wording. does it actually mean in practice? well, it was deliberately ambiguous so well, it was deliberately ambiguous so it could mean different things to different leaders in the room. now the test will be whether any sort of achievement here can be translated into ending the danger of a trade war. as we heard, president trump has left canada for singapore
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and his much anticipated meeting with north korea's leader kim jong—un. singapore has been making final preparations for the summit with heavy security. donald trump has said that he is taking 15 boxes of material to read on his way there. before leaving he was asked how long it would take to figure out if kim jong—un us serious about the talks. this is what he had to say. how long will it take to figure out whether or not they are serious question mark i said, maybe in the first minute. you know they say you know if you are going to like somebody in the first five seconds, you ever hear that one? well, i think that very quickly know whether oi’ think that very quickly know whether or not something that is going to happen. i also think i will know whether or not it will happen fast. it may not. but i think i will no pretty quickly whether or not, in my opinion, something positive will happen. and ifi opinion, something positive will happen. and if i think it won't happen, i'm not going to waste my
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time, i don't want to waste his time. the world's media are already in the city—state. hotels are booked out and security is on high alert. both leaders are expected to bring big delegations and singapore has said it will foot the bill for the summit‘s security. karishma vaswani takes a look at the cost for world peace. this is why most tourists come to singapore's resort island of sentosa. it is known as the island of peace and tranquillity. but next week it will host two of the most volatile world leaders on the planet. donald trump and kim jong—un. this is where the summit is going to be held. you can see why this hotel has been chosen as the venue. it is sealed off, isolated, and tucked away from the rest of the island. the perfect spot for the summit of the century. but at $500 a night it is not cheap, and this is just for the summit venue. imagine the total bill. and then there is the total bill. and then there is the media madness. the 500
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journalists descending on singapore for the event. —— 2500. american television networks are flying out dozens television networks are flying out d oze ns of television networks are flying out dozens of staff to cover it. they will be filing for all of our platforms, add digital platform, our morning show, and anything associated on the web, we will be filing for that. it will be quite busy for us. it is a logistical nightmare. many of singapore's busiest spots will be affected. think of this as the oxford street of singapore. the main shopping district, where tourists generally come. police have told us they will be securing some parts of this area for the summit, and they will have the power to conduct searches and spot checks on anyone, if they want to. the government is covering the bill for security and it is very high level security, we are talking about planes in the sky, people on the street, in the water,
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everywhere. it is 3a seven. the street, in the water, everywhere. it is 34 seven. for the south korean community in singapore, thatis south korean community in singapore, that is money well spent. they are excited about the prospect of hope for their homeland. exciting! really, really! so, so happy news for us, actually. but nobody knows, we don't know. we have got to hope, we don't know. we have got to hope, we hope the best of the best. there isa we hope the best of the best. there is a sense of anxiety about this summit, concerned that maybe everything will not go to plan. which is why for many here, the high cost of hosting this event may well be worth a shot at peace. we just wa nt to be worth a shot at peace. we just want to update you on the g7 summit, more is coming out of it as resident donald trump has just tweeted in the past few minutes, a couple of things. he says, based onjustin, referring to justin things. he says, based onjustin,
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referring tojustin trudeau, based on his "false" statements, that canada is charging massive tariffs to us farmers, companies and workers, i have instructed american representatives not to endorse the communique as we look at tariffs on automobiles flooding the us market. he also tweeted that pm justin trudeau of canada acted so meek and mild during the g7 meetings only to give a news conference after i left saying that us tariffs were kind of insulting and he would not be pushed around. very dishonest and weak. 0ur ta riffs around. very dishonest and weak. 0ur tariffs are in response to his 270% ta riffs tariffs are in response to his 270% tariffs on dairy. so more signs of discord between donald trump and the rest of the g7 leaders. at least 65 soldiers and police officers have been killed in four separate attacks carried out by the taliban in afghanistan. officials have confirmed to the bbc that 19 local police were killed in the north—eastern kunduz province overnight. at around the same time 17 afghan soldiers were killed in western herat province. later on, six police were killed in the northern sar—e pol province. the deadliest attack, however, came in kandahar where 23 afghan army soldiers were killed. the violence comes on the same day
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the afghan taliban announced it will mark a three day ceasefire over the muslim festival of eid. the armed group has said that during the truce, operations against foreign forces would continue. the afghan government has welcomed the ceasefire announcement. the bbc‘s shoaib sharifi has sent this report from the capital, kabul. it is a country that has been torn apart by warfor many years, but the latest development could be a small step in the direction of peace, even if it is just a three—day ceasefire. a senior official in the afghan government told the bbc that he thinks it is very significant. translation: we welcome this decision taken by the taliban about the ceasefire. we are hoping that we can use this opportunity for a longer ceasefire and then pave the way for long—term peace in afghanistan. 0n the streets of afghanistan, there is an uneasy calm as the country wakes up to the news of co—ordinated attacks by the taliban. some young afghans are cautiously optimistic. translation: we were very happy that the fighting with the taliban could stop.
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we are very tired of war, and we don't want to see any more bloodshed in our country. translation: we shouldn't be happy about a ceasefire that lasts only three days. it is not sufficient, and our president shouldn't be happy about it, we should aim for sustainable peace throughout the country. in washington, the state department said the us forces and coalition partners in afghanistan would honour the ceasefire put on the table by fighters like these. the peace offer doesn't apply to the 15,000 foreign forces still stationed in the country. pope francis has told oil executives that climate change is a challenge of huge proportions. he said that while society had a "thirst" for energy, its use must not destroy civilisation, and urged the executives gathered at the vatican to help the world move to clean energy. danny aeberhard has more.
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today's huge need for energy must not be allowed to destroy civilisation itself — that was pope francis's message to a group of oil executives and investors invited to a gathering at the vatican. companies including exxon mobil, bp and equinor of norway company all sent representatives. he has long spoken about the need for urgent action on climate change. in 2015, months ahead of the paris climate conference, he published an encyclical. in it, he said that global warming was largely due to human activity, exacerbated by what he called a collective selfishness. he seeks to use his moral authority to get people, particularly rich people, to alter their lifestyles. it doesn't always have the desired effect. some senior us republicans at the time distance themselves from his intervention,
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including the presidential candidate jeb bush, himself a roman catholic. but it has not stopped the pope. for him, it is about averting environmental catastrophe but also about tackling social injustice. translation: air quality, sea levels, adequate freshwater reserves, climate and the balance of delicate ecosystems are all necessarily affected by the way is that human beings satisfy their thirst for energy. often, sad to say, with grave disparities. it is not right to sate that there is by adding two other people's physical thirst for water, their poverty or their social exclusion. at the closed—door session in the vatican, pope francis said oil and gas companies were developing more careful approach is to assessing climate risk.
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but he said he was particularly worried by the continued search for new fossil fuel reserves, when the paris agreement had pushed for most of them to be kept untapped, underground. the pope urged the investors and executives to speed up a switch to sustainable, clean energy. he exhorted them to deploy their skills as innovators to address the challenge. let this be seen, he said, as the greatest leadership opportunity of all. stay with us on bbc news. still to come, the queen marks her 92nd birthday in the company of the duchess of sussex, the newest member of the royal family. the day the british liberated the falklands, and by tonight,
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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. 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.
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the latest headlines — a joint communique issued at the g7 summit in quebec says president trump blamed what he called false statements byjustin trudeau in a tweet. let's get more on our main story, the g7 summit in quebec. a little earlier, i spoke to soumaya keynes, the us economics editor for the economist. with president trump very unhappy about the current trade framework, i asked her what other g7 leaders can do to appease president trump. he has an idea that the us has reciprocal tasks that make tariffs.
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all of the remaining partners need the same amount, 2.5%. that is not how trade deals work. there isn't a close connection between tariff cuts that you eat —— that you agree in a trade deal and what ends up being america bass trade deficit. if you are one of america's trading partners, there is a question of, you know, it's not rarely the case that the thing exists that he wants. on the second point, the idea he wa nts on the second point, the idea he wants reciprocal tariff. again, that isa wants reciprocal tariff. again, that is a strange thing to do. when applied to modern day trade negotiations. normally you are a little here and take a little there and that could be on different products. you might care more about ca rs products. you might care more about cars than dairy and you could exchange. once you only want exactly the same tariffs on exactly the same goods, that becomes difficult to negotiate because you are essentially requiring a negotiator to ca re essentially requiring a negotiator to care equally about every single
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industry which just isn't it. president trump has repeatedly boasted that the us would win any trade war. what potential damage could that cause globally and we are on the brink of that, possibly, aren't we? i think the idea that he thinks america will win from a trade war is potentially very damaging, very scary, because it suggests that he is very willing to put on tariffs ina way he is very willing to put on tariffs in a way that previous administrations have not. tariffs are taxes, taxes on imports. they change relative prices. at the moment, you have american businesses who are upset because the price of steel and aluminium has risen. that is hurting them. the idea that donald trump thinks these will have no cost somehow, that has its own cost because it means that businesses are very uncertain about what he is going to do in the future and with uncertainty, that means it is very difficult for them to make long—term decisions. the first bond girl
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eunice gayson has died at the age of 90. she played sylvia trench in the firstjames bond film 'doctor no' in 1962 and was the first person to whom sean connery said those famous words. are need another 1000. i admire your courage, miss, uh...? trench. sylvia trench. i admire your luck, mr...? bond. james bond. list of wants, i suppose you wouldn't care to raise the limit?|j have wouldn't care to raise the limit?” have no objections. a little earlier, i spoke to ajay chowdhury, editor of the james bond international fan club. he told me more about that key moment in bond history. we saw the clip and she was the iconic moment where sean connery introduces himself known to audiences around the world forevermore. what we see is the
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prototypical adventurous of bond girl, there she is gaining in that wonderful scarlet dress. she pursues james bond, she gambles him and she gets to his apartment and dresses in his pyjama top and you know, she seduces him. she is very much a proactive bond woman for the need to generation, i think, proactive bond woman for the need to generation, ithink, in proactive bond woman for the need to generation, i think, in that way. she wasn't a passive, she wasn't a victim, she saw what she wanted and went out and got it. what about the woman herself? she was friends with him and he had some trouble about that now famous lined —— mat line. eunice gayson was an established actress and worked with sean connery. when she was in those scenes, it was fraught and she was asked by the director to calm sean corrigan ounce she took him out for a couple of drinks and got him through the scene. i wonder why he
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had so many difficulties saying it back to front but his line came of her line because it she introduced herself the same way. yes, she says trench, sylvia trench. that is the thing about her role, she matched bond eat for beat. she was very much from the fleming mould of the characters that were created, strong female roles, stronger than we realise, actually, although her character was a complete invention for the film. she is etched in all oui’ for the film. she is etched in all our memories. you talk about her character being strong, she pursued him. in countless bond films, we haven't seen that betrayal of women, haven't seen that betrayal of women, have we? you say she was a woman for the me too generation butjames bond has been accused of being sexist, agro growth of towards women. how do you think the james bond we are going to see, in a year or two's
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time, when it comes out with daniel craig, what's a shift will we see and how will women be betrayed?” think the james bond films have evolved naturally. i don't think you can get away with it today, thankfully. some of them were written by a woman and actually they have been proactive behind the scenes but of course bond has to change with the times and i think that daniel craig era is a lot more sympathetic. the nuances fantastic. the queen has marked her 92nd official birthday with the annual trooping the colour parade in london. she was joined by the newest member of the royal family, the duchess of sussex and her husband prince harry. our royal correspondent nicholas witchell has the latest. 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,
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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 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, former chief
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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. president trump has treated —— tweeted to say he is retracting his endorsement of thejoint tweeted to say he is retracting his endorsement of the joint community issued after the g7 summit. vista trump said he was breaking to comments made byjustin trudeau. don't forget you can get in touch with me and some of the team on twitter — i'm at samantha tv news
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but the vast majority of the country, saturday was another fine, dry and sunny one. it was warm, too. biggs summed that thunderstorms that big thunderstorms. most places dry and warm with the heavy showers and thunderstorms developing into the afternoon. we are starting sunday off in afternoon. we are starting sunday offina afternoon. we are starting sunday off in a warm note particularly across southern areas. variable cloud a round. it might be disappointingly cloudy to start the day but the sunshine will get going on burning the cloud away and we will see some widespread sunny spells developing. we think mainly central eastern scotland, northern england and wales in the south—west but most other areas staying dry altogether and warm. 23 — 25. a bit call only north—eastern coasts. into sunday evening and overnight, the showers and thunderstorms fizzle out and it becomes dry for most places. as the pressure charts, as we head
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into monday, high pressure still with us. we start to pick up northerly airflow around the high. it introduces more clout to parts of scotla nd it introduces more clout to parts of scotland and parts of northern ireland through the day. —— cloud. 20 of sunshine. the threat of heavy shower or thunderstorm moving into the channel islands off the near continent. that is about it. most places will have a largely dry day. as we head into tuesday, it looks like it will be at bit cooler because we have northerly winds introducing more clout to eastern areas. it could feel cool in exposure to that nor the —— northerly. —— cloud. temperatures at bit lower. 17— 20. now we start to see some changes as we head into wednesday. we lose the northerly winds but look, something we haven't seen for a while, at deep area of low pressure moving in off the atlantic. much of england, wales and
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the south—east scotland, will be variable. the northern ireland and western scotland, windier, cloudy, with more organised rain pushing in. something we haven't seen for quite a while. good news for gardeners and role was to see some significant rainfall and it could turn windy as we head into thursday with gales of p0p we head into thursday with gales of p°p ‘— we head into thursday with gales of pop —— across parts of scotland. it tends to weaken as it moves in that it will bring rain to england and wales were stopped for the week ahead, we are starting off dry and warm and it turns on settled midweek onwards with some good wind and rain in the forecast and it could feel fresher. finally, some changes to the weather. this is bbc news. the headlines: president trump has changed his mind about endorsing the communique issued at the end of the g7 summit which highlights the importance of a rules—based trade system.
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in a tweet, he blamed what he called false statements by the canadian prime minister, justin trudeau. the us president is travelling to singapore for a landmark meeting with north korea's leader kim jong—un on tuesday. mr trump called the talks "a one—time shot" for a peace deal. and said the two were in "unknown territory." the taliban have killed at least 60 people in a series of attacks on soldiers and police in afghanistan, hours after promising a rare ceasfire for the muslim holiday of eid. the newest member of the british royal family, the duchess of sussex, joined queen elizabeth to celebrate her official birthday at the annual trooping the colour. the ceremony included an raf flypast over buckingham palace. now on bbc news, a newsbeat documentary. formula e — driving change.
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