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welcome to bbc news. broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is nkem ifejika. our top stories: president trump rejects an agreement signed by the leaders of the g7 after a fractious summit in quebec. 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 chance" 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. back in germany, a 20—year old iraqi suspect is extradited to face charges of raping and murdering a m year old girl. celebrating the queen's 92nd birthday. harry and megan join the rest of the royal family as the duchess of sussex enjoys her first trooping the colour. hello.
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president trump has changed his mind about endorsing the joint communique issued after the g7 summit in canada. in a tweet, mr trump said his decision was in response to comments made by the host, the canadian prime minister, justin trudeau at a news conference. he accused mr trudeau of making false statements and said canada was charging massive tariffs to us farmers, workers and companies. his went on to say that mr trudeau had been meek and mild during their meetings, but had later described us tariffs as insulting. our correspondent gary o'donoghue is live in quebec for us now. from where you are sitting, was it a
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bit of a surprise that president trump came out with these? surprise, i guess, surprise, iguess, but surprise, i guess, but we are used to this. this was a pretty big one. this summit had racked up the organisers, the canadians thought they had pulled the frying pan from they had pulled the frying pan from the fire and thought they had done the fire and thought they had done the unimaginable, getting all seven countries to sign up to the same agreement. from thousands of miles away, donald trump pulled the plug on america's concurrence in that agreement. the reason, the canadian prime minister during his final press c0 nfe re nce a prime minister during his final press conference a gang criticised the us tariffs on aluminium and steel and said canadians were polite and reasonable but would not be
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pushed around this topic when the president saw those comments, he ordered his representative is down here at the g7 to take america's name off that agreement. we thought it was possible yesterday, we thought it could end in chaos and we thought it could end in chaos and we thought the canadians had done enough to keep everyone on board but now the president has pulled the rug from underneath the g7 and these allies are divided as they ever were. what happens? is the communique released but without the united states saying we, the whatever. .. without united states saying we, the whatever... without their name on there? the european union and the european countries that signed up say they believe the communique is still valid, the uk government has said that as well. at the moment, as things stand, the americans signature on that must have to be removed. the president has ordered that and to that extent this is an
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agreement among the g six, not the g7. we thought that might happen but america is the full come of this organisation, everything is circulated around america's bishop, being led by america throughout the decades and you have —— to have america out of this is a huge shock andi america out of this is a huge shock and i think it will have repercussions over the coming weeks because there were hopes there would because there were hopes there would be times forfresh because there were hopes there would be times for fresh talks on those tariffs, the eu was lining up to retaliate, the canadian tariffs coming on the first ofjuly and there was hopeful the room to manoeuvre on the g7 agreeing on brought principles, fighting protections on free—trade. the americans thought they got something around and which are round a leading player in —— level playing field, but it seems it was the tone around that news conference by the canadian prime minister, his criticisms of donald trump, words he had used
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before that donald trump, it seems those being reiterated once again, once the president was in the air, was too much to the us president and he ordered his officials to do what was necessary, to take america ‘s name off that agreement. while you we re name off that agreement. while you were there and this news filtered m, were there and this news filtered in, was there any direction there? —— reaction. in, was there any direction there? -- reaction. very little, because everybody is on their way home. many of the leaders had started to leave and were getting on their planes to head back to their respective countries, this came as a complete shock, really. it was only 4.5— five hours ago that the american agreed to this. they were told on air force one, the journalist travelling with the president that he had agreed to this agreement beforejustin trudeau is it talked, then a barrage of social tweets —— social media
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tweets. a big setback for the g7 and it creates a huge amount of uncertainty in the coming weeks. thank you very much. andrei sulzenko is a former canadian trade negotiator and is currently an executive fellow at the school of public policy, university of calgary. he's in prince edward county ontario. thank you forjoining us. wasjustin trudeau right, after everybody had shaken hands and hard and everything was ok, to go out and say what he said? i am a little used about all this because in fact, the prime minister has said this in many different ways over the last week or so—and—so, this is nothing new. my ta ke so—and—so, this is nothing new. my take on this is that the president had set this up as a pretext and
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that he had already decided well in at the —— well in events that he was going to snub the rest of the g7 and he is now blaming the prime minister saying the rather obvious, that these tariffs were not only illegal and illegitimate, but ill—advised. —— events. —— advance. to the statements about president trump not endorsing the communique, does that negate any progress which may have been made during the progress of the summit? well i don't think anyone who had expect it, going into the summit, thinking that there would be a positive outcome. —— expected. i didn't see that as possible. the president is all tactics and no strategy. in fact, as
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i heard just a a few minutes ago on your broadcast, if he equated the prime minister's statement with the fa ct prime minister's statement with the fact that canada has various tariffs on agricultural imports etc, itjust proves the point that it is all tactics. the steel and aluminium ta riffs tactics. the steel and aluminium tariffs were a tactical move to try and get canada and maybe other countries, to ease up on some other things that were and are subject to negotiation. there is nothing particularly wrong with that, is there? no, it is fine, it isjust that you should be negotiating in private, rather than in public. and name—calling in public can only go ina bad name—calling in public can only go in a bad direction this topic so i don't have a problem with what he says about certain canadian things
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that he would like to see changed, but there is a table for that and it didn't have two spill over, frankly, into a public forum. thank you very much. and for a comprehensive analysis of the g7 and the final communique, go to the bbc website. you'll also find background information on president trump's tariff proposals, and a feature on protectionism, that's all at bbc.com/news president trump is now on his way to singapore 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 said he's 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
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whether or not they are serious? i said, literally the first minutes. they say that 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 i will know whether or not something is going —— something good is going to happen. i will also know whether or not it will happen fast, it may not. but i think i would have pretty quickly whether, in my opinion, something positive will happen. but ifi something positive will happen. but if i think it won't happen, i am not going to waste my time, i am not going to waste my time, i am not going to waste his time. the taliban has announced a three—day ceasefire in afghanistan during the festival
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of eid, at the end of next week. it's the first such move by the group since it was overthrown in 2001. the afghan government — which has declared an 8—day truce, said it hoped it could lead to lasting peace. the taliban's decision comes after a wave of attacks in which more than sixty members of the afghan security forces were killed. shweye—b sharifi reports from 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. on 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
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with the taliban could stop. 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. an iraqi asylum seeker has been extradited to germany to face trial over the rape and death of a 14 year old girl. the case has further fuelled the debate around the country's immigration policy. caroline rigby has more. arriving back in germany amid high
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security, wearing hand and ankle cuffs, ali bashar was led away by heavily armed police. the 20—year—old iraqi asylum seeker was deported back to germany after fleeing for his home country following the death of susanna feldman, a german schoolgirl found strangled last month. her body was discovered in a field close to a centre for asylum seekers, where he had lived with his family. but on friday, the 20—year—old was arrested in iraqi, where police say he confessed to raping and killing the teenager. speaking at the g7 summit in canada, angela merkel said the case highlighted the importance of integration. translation: case highlighted the importance of integration. translationzlj case highlighted the importance of integration. translation: iwant case highlighted the importance of integration. translation: i want to say that this murder has deeply shaken all germany and me too. it is an invitation to all of us to take
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integration very seriously, to make our valleys clear again and again. angela merkel has faced fierce criticism on her decision to open germany's borders during the 2015 refugee crisis in europe and this case is further fuelled the debate around immigration policy. translation: i think that starting from 2015, some things have got off track, there seems to have been a com plete track, there seems to have been a complete loss of control and the other parties are now following suit, even if they don't admit it. ali bashar is now due to face trial in germany, where local media say he had been living as a refugee since 2015. caroline rigby, bbc news. stay with us on bbc world news. still to come: how the newest member of the british royal family, the duchess of sussex, helped the queen celebrate her official birthday. the day the british liberated the falklands, and by tonight,
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—— the day the british liberated the falklands, and by tonight, british troops had begun the task of disarming the enemy. in the heart of the west german capital, this was gorby—mania at its height. the crowd packed to see the man who, for them, has raised great hopes for an end for the division of europe. michaeljackson was not guilty on all charges, the screams of the crowd testament to his popularity and their faith in his innocence. as long as they'll pay to go see me, i'll get out there and kick 'em down the hill. what does it feel like to be the first man to go across the channel by your own power? it's pretty neat.
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feels marvellous, really. this is bbc news. the latest headlines: president trump rejects an agreement signed by the leaders of the g7 after what was said to have been a fractious summit in quebec. president trump is now travelling to singapore for a ground—breaking meeting with north korean leader kim jong—un, due on tuesday. staying with that story — the world's media are already singapore. hotels are fully booked and security is on high alert. both leaders are expected to bring large delegations with them and singapore has said it will foot the bill for the summit‘s security. karishma vaswani takes a look at the price of 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
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is going to be held. you can see why this hotel has been chosen as the venue. it's 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's not cheap, and this isjust for the summit venue. imagine the total bill. and then there is the media madness. 2,500 journalists descending on singapore for the event. american television networks are flying out dozens of staff to cover it. we will be filing for all of our platforms, so our cbs 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's a logistical nightmare.
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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, everywhere. it's 24/7. for the south korean community in singapore, that's 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 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.
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pope francis has told oil executives that climate change —— in an interview with the british newspaper the mail on sunday, syrian president bashar al—assad repeated his assertion that the west was responsible for the conflict in syria — and started it by supporting people he described as terrorists. he also defended russia's involvement in syria, but said moscow does not dictate terms to any country it is involved in. russia is fighting the international and the sovereignty of different countries, some countries, and syria is one of them. their politics, their behaviour, their values, is not about interfering or dictating. they don't. we have had a good relationship with russia for almost
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seven decades. they have never tried to dictate, even if there is differences. and because there is war in our region, it is natural to have differences between the different parties coldweather win in our government or other governments. that is very natural. but the early decision about what is going on in syria and what is going to happen is a syrian decision, made by the syrian government. 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. 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.
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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, 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
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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. 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,
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as the greatest leadership opportunity of all. queen elizabeth 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 was there. 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 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
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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. naughty, naughty prince george giggling at the occasion. president trump has changed his mind about endorsing the joint communique issued after the g7 summit in canada. in a tweet, mr trump said his decision was in response to comments made by the host, the canadian prime minister, justin trudeau at a news conference.
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he accused mr trudeau of making false statements and said canada was charging massive tariffs to us farmers, workers and companies. his went on to say that mr trudeau had been meek and mild during their meetings, but had later described us tariffs as insulting. bye bye. hello there. for the vast majority of the country, saturday was another fine, dry and sunny one. it was warm, too. but there were some big thunderstorms across parts of scotland and the far north of england. sunday is looking similar. most places dry and warm with the heavy showers and thunderstorms developing into the afternoon. we are starting sunday off on a warm note, particularly across southern areas. variable cloud around. it might be disappointingly cloudy to start the day but the strong sunshine will get going on burning the cloud away and we will see some widespread sunny spells developing. that will lift temperatures and thus will produce intense showers and thunderstorms. mainly central and eastern scotland, northern england and into wales and the south—west of england but most other areas staying dry altogether and warm. 23 - 25. a bit cooler nearer north—eastern coasts. into sunday evening and overnight, the showers and thunderstorms fizzle out and it becomes dry for most places. this is the pressure chart as we head into monday, high pressure still with us. subtle changes, we start to pick up northerly airflow around the high. it introduces more cloud to parts
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of scotland and parts of northern ireland through the day. for much of england and wales, dry with sunshine. the threat of a heavy shower or thunderstorm moving into the channel islands off the near continent. that is about it. most places will have another largely dry day. a few showers could develop across scotland. as we head into tuesday, it looks like it will be at bit cooler because we have northerly winds introducing more cloud to many eastern areas. it could feel cool in exposure to that northerly, for example, norfolk and northern scotland. temperatures a bit lower. 17- 20. now we start to see some changes as we head into wednesday. we lose the northerly winds. a ridge of high pressure keeps things warm and settled, but look, something we haven't seen for a while, a deep area of low pressure moving in off the atlantic. for much of england, wales and south—east scotland, will be dry with variable cloud. good spells of sunshine. for northern ireland and western scotland, windier, cloudier, with more organised rain pushing in. something we haven't
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seen for quite a while. good news for gardeners and growers to see some significant rainfall and it could turn windy as we head into thursday with gales across parts of scotland. it will move south and east, tending to weaken as it moves, but it will bring rain to england and wales. for the week ahead, we are starting off dry and warm and it turns unsettled midweek onwards with some 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. in a tweet, he blamed what he called false statements by the canadian prime minister, justin trudeau. 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 chance" for a peace deal.
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mr trump said the north korean leader could do "something very positive for his people, for himself, his family". at least 65 soldiers and police officers have been killed in four separate attacks carried out by the taliban in afghanistan. the violence comes on the same day the afghan taliban announced it will mark a three day ceasefire over the muslim festival of eid. now on bbc news, dateline london.
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