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hello, this is bbc news. i'm njem ifejika. 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, adding: pm trudeau acted so meek and mild during our g7 meetings only to give a news conference after i left saying that, "us tariffs were kind of insulting" and he "will not be pushed around." very dishonest and weak. our tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy. a little earlier i asked our correspondent gary o'donoghue in quebec whether the president's tweets had come as a surprise. surprise, i guess, yes, but we are used to these sort of surprises. this was a pretty big
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one, i would say. this summit had racked up the organisers, the canadians thought they had pulled the frying pan from the fire and thought they had done the unimaginable, getting all seven countries to sign up to the same agreement. from tens of thousands feet up, and 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 conference, again criticised the us tariffs on aluminium and steel and said canadians were polite and reasonable but would not be pushed around. when the president saw those comments, he ordered his representatives down here at the g7 to take america's name off that agreement. we thought this was possible yesterday, 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 actually happens? is the communique released
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but without the united states saying "we, the undersigned or whatever..." without the us' name on there? the european union and certainly 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 agreement among the g6, not the g7. we thought that might happen, but america is the fulcrum of this organisation, everything is circulated around america's memebrship, been led by america throughout the decades and to have america back out of this at this stage, is a huge shock and i think it will have repercussions over the coming weeks because there were hopes there would be times for fresh talks on those tariffs, the eu was lining up to retaliate,
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the canadian tariffs come in on ist ofjuly and there was hopeful there was room to manoeuvre on the g7 agreeing on brought principles, fighting protectionism and free—trade. the americans thought they got something, a 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 before about donald trump, it seems those being reiterated once again, once the president was in the air, was too much for the us president and he ordered his officials to do what was necessary, to take america's name off that agreement. 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
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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? i said, "maybe in the first minute." you know they say how you know if you're going to like somebody in the first five seconds, you ever hear that one? well, i think that, very quickly, i'll know whether or not something good 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 know pretty quickly whether or not, in my opinion, something positive will happen. and if i think it won't happen, i'm not going to waste my time, i don't want to waste his time. it's been confirmed that there was an earthquake in lincolnshire just after 10pm last night. the british geological society says it had a magnitude of 3.9. people have reported feeling tremors as far away as norwich and birmingham.
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earlier i spoke to the bbc‘s andy moore about how common this is. ona on a worldwide scale, if not a big earthquake. the way a feeling earthquakes begin in this several times a day at the moment. for the uk, and earthquake of this magnitude happens only every couple of years. it is 3.9. it was in the humber history centre and that is between norwich and lincolnshire. it happened at a depth of about 18 kilometres. reports from people, some people say the whole house shook for a couple of seconds, heard a rumble with simultaneous trembling. a lot of people said it dealt like a lorry mac crashing outside. ——a lorry. some of the reports you can take with a grain of salt. the book fell off the shelf, a
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cat meowed. 0h, salt. the book fell off the shelf, a cat meowed. oh, my goodness. ifound it interesting that it was between norwich and birmingham. about 100 kilometres from where it happened. that's right. according to some of the reports, around 3— 4 million people could have held it. as you say, some reports from distance is away. in terms of earthquakes in the uk, the last fairly sizeable earthquake was early this year in wales and that was a 4.2. you have to go back about a decade to a earthquake. because of the logarithmic scale used in earthquakes, that one was 90 times larger than this earthquake and around the world, i think you get 8000 earthquakes every year that are larger than this. the taliban has announced a three—day ceasefire in afghanistan during the festival of eid, at the end of next week.
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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. shoaib 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. here on the streets of afghanistan, there is an uneasy calm
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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. 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. let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news. tens of thousands of romanians have rallied in support
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of the government and against the country's anti—corruption agency, which they accuse of abusing its power. the rally was organised by the government. but anti—corruption campaigners say the agency has boosted romania's international standing. the threat of fresh landslides has forced emergency workers to suspend a search for victims of a major eruption of guatemala's fuego volcano. close to a hundred people are known to have died in sunday's major eruption, with nearly 200 still missing. aid agencies say many victims may take over a year to recover from their injuries. the united nations has condemned the intrusion by armed groups into hospitals in the central african republic. it said men carrying machetes and knives had entered a hospital in the central town of bambari, threatening patients and staff. the un said armed groups attacked nine humanitarian compounds in the area in the last month. iraq has sent a twenty—year old asylum seeker back to germany,
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where he is suspected of having raped and killed a teenage girl. the case has further fuelled the debate around the country's immigration policy. caroline rigby has more. arriving back in germany amid high 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 maria feldman, a german schoolgirl found strangled in the city of wiesbaden 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 kurdistan, where police say he confessed to raping and killing the teenager. speaking at the g7 summit in canada, german chancellor angela merkel said the case highlighted the importance of integration. translation: i want to say
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that this murder has deeply shaken all germany and me too. it is an invitation to all of us to take integration very seriously, to make our values clear again and again. angela merkel has faced fierce criticism over her decision to open germany's borders during the 2015 refugee crisis in europe and this case has further fuelled the debate around immigration policy. translation: i think that starting from 2015, some things got off 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. pope francis has told oil executives that climate change is a challenge of huge proportions.
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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. 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.
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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 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
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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, as the greatest leadership opportunity of all. let's have a look at our 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.
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staying with that story — the world's media are already in 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 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.
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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. 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'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. back now to our top story — president trump has said he won't endorse the communique issued at the end of the g7 summit blaming what he called false statements by the canadian prime minister. let's here whatjustin trudeau said.
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i highlighted directly to the president that canadians did not ta ke president that canadians did not take it lightly, that the united states has moved forward with significant tariffs on our steel and alumina industry, but it delete, we do not take lightly the fact that it is based on national security reason that, for canadians who either themselves or whose parents or whose community members stood shoulder to shoulder with american soldiers in far—off lands and conflicts, from the first world war onwards, that it is kind of insulting. 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
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reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around. earlier i spoke to professorjohn kirton. he's director of the g7 research group at the munk school of global affairs at the university of toronto and he was at the g7 summit in quebec city. i asked him what he thought had prompted trump's reaction. a key thing was that the president, once he left the very unifying dynamics of the summit, and went back home and alone with only his closest advisers by his side, who couldn't say no to his emotional engagement, as the night goes on and he reaches for his phone to send out tweets, locked and loaded, fire and fury, we have seen a constant stream of art. this is very much in that tradition, perhapsjust of art. this is very much in that tradition, perhaps just incited of art. this is very much in that tradition, perhapsjust incited by looking at the television and seeing justin trudeau as the centre of
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global attention, the centre of global attention, the centre of global governance, a position that trump had had before he left at charleboix. and without even thinking, why would kim jong—un sign an agreement with donald trump if he knows that donald trump could unilaterally repudiated on the plane home from singapore? —— repudiate it. clearly it was an instant reaction to really a very small onset of things, if you take seriously any of the words in trump's tweets, 270% tariffs on dairy products? professor, that is an interesting point, considering he is going on a diplomatic mission at the moment. this is what i am curious about. this tweet went out about an hour ago. i am looking at
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what we had written down before we came on oui’, we were what we had written down before we came on our, we were talking about this being, perhaps there were some disagreements at the summit, but by and large, everybody signed up to the communique at the end, do could consider it a success. all of a sudden everything has changed. well, it was a summit of very significant success it was a summit of very significant success in substance and in public appearance, because justin success in substance and in public appearance, becausejustin trudeau's opening line in his news conference was, i announced that there is a consensus communique and of course thatis consensus communique and of course that is the one thing that trump immediately destroyed. so it if it is all about the tv presentation in the image, and in trump's mind, it often is, then yeah, it is a failure asa summit often is, then yeah, it is a failure as a summit in terms of its public hesitation, the message it sends to the rest of the world. -- presentation. in an interview with the british newspaper the mail on sunday, syrian president bashar al—assad repeated his assertion
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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 for the international rule, the sovereignty of different countries. syria is one of different countries. syria is one of them. their politics, their behaviour, their values, is not about interference or dictating. they don't. we have had good relations with russia for more than 60, nearly 70 now. they have never, during our relationship, tried to dictate, even when there are differences. and because there is a warand differences. and because there is a war and there is high tension in our region, it is natural to have differences between the different parties, within our government or with other governments. russia, syria, iran. within these
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governments, that is very natural. at the end, the only decision about what is going on in syria and what is going to happen in syria is a syrian decision made by the syrian government. 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, 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.
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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 members of the family, charlotte and george, and in their middle their cousin savannah.
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the fly—past finished with the national anthem. someone at the front giggled — not the done thing on the palace balcony. the first bond girl, 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. i need another 1,000. i admire your courage, miss, uh...? trench. sylvia trench. i admire your luck, mr...? bond. james bond. mr bond, i, i suppose you wouldn't care to raise the limit? i have no objections. don't forget you can get in touch with me and some of the team on twitter. i'm @nkem|fejika.
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the weather now, with stav danaos. 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.
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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 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.
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good spells of sunshine. for northern ireland and western scotland, windier, cloudier, with more organised rain pushing in. something we haven't 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
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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. mr trump said the north korean leader could do "something very positive for his people, for himself, his family".
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