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this is the briefing. i'm sally bundock. our top story: taking on trump over us migrants. the president's wife melania says she hates to see children split from their parents at the border — former first lady laura bush says the policy's "cruel" and "immoral". mexico's world cup win over champions germany triggers shockwaves in mexico city and stuns fans across the globe. i'm lucy hockings in moscow. after sunday's surprises, we're looking forward to another day's action — and england's debut. and addiction to electronic games formally recognised as a medical disorder by the world health organisation. up for sale. president macron of france looks to privatise parts of the public sector and raise billions for an innovation fund. also in business briefing, china threatens the us
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with fresh tariffs. we'll have the latest on the trade war that today is causing shares in asia to sink. a warm welcome to the programme — briefing you on all you need to know in global news, business and sport. and you can be part of the conversation. today we're talking about video game addiction. with its recent classification as a mental disorder, is gaming really messing with kids minds? or are we making too much of the issue? tell us what you think. just use the hashtag #bbcthebriefing. president trump is facing growing
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pressure to change his zero tolerance immigration policy that's leading to migrant families being split apart after they cross the border into the united states. his wife melaniatrump has expressed concern and a former republican first lady has compared the children's detention centres to internment camps. from washington chris buckler reports. this border is a gateway into the united states. and some families believe in new life. but when they cross over from mexico into america, they are now being split apart as a matter of routine. every adult without papers is being detained and prosecuted. put in prison while their children are taken away to detention centres, like this one in a converted supermarket in texas. among the families are people trying
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to escape poverty and violence. in the past, many would be freed while they waited for a court to hear their case. but president trump has got rid of what was known as "catch and release" and replaced it with a zero tolerance policy. that means everybody is now being held in custody and prosecuted, to try to tackle the rising numbers of undocumented families attempting to enter into america. there are a growing number of protests at how families are being treated. president trump insists he is in favour of immigration reform, but he says new laws need to be tough and the white house wants money for that long—talked—about war with mexico. i certainly don't want anybody to use these children as leverage. i saw a headline that they were being screened as such and i object to that. but there also appears to be unease in the white house — a spokesperson for melania trump says she hates to see children separated from their families, and importantly her statement goes onto that america needs to be
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noticed country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart. mrs trump called for democrats and republicans to work together on immigration reform. voices against the current policy appear to be growing louder, as america's border with mexico divides the country again. chris buckler, bbc news, washington. we will have more on that later in the programme in the news briefing. the former us first lady, laura bush, has also made a stament on this issue. —— statement. writing in the washington post laura bush — who lives in the border state of texas — she said: that are —— those are the comments
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that have come in from laura bush. sunday saw a few surprising results at the world cup in russia. and england will kick off their campaign against tunisia later. the bbc‘s lucy hockings is in moscow. lovely to see you. football fans worldwide were glued to their screens yesterday, the stadiums were packed. it was a surprising day. what a day, sally. absolutely unbelievable, a day of not only surprises, those celebrations you talked about all over the world, the mexican fans have been incredible since we have been here. they have taken over moscow. since we have been here. they have ta ken over moscow. i since we have been here. they have taken over moscow. i spoke to some of them before they left for the
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stadium, they were so confident, it turns out it was absolutely justified. their team played a blinder, beating defending champions germany. then a a few hours later, all the bars and cafes glued to brazil, the favourites of, and they failed to win their opening game. the first time it has happened since 1978. they drew 1—1 against switzerland, that was a great game as well. is not forget earlier in the day, serbia beat costa rica one mil. theories richard with how it unfolded. germany came into the tournament on the back of unconvincing displays in friendlies. but on the pitch they were not their usual calm and composed sales. 35 minutes into the game, hirving loza no minutes into the game, hirving lozano picked up a cross from having a hernandez, and fired a goal which shook the german side to its core. the celebrations were seismic,
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literally so in mexico city, where the government claimed the jumping up the government claimed the jumping up and down was picked up on earthquake sensor is. the shocks in russia didn't and there. the tournament favourites brazil took the lead against switzerland with a superb goalfrom the lead against switzerland with a superb goal from philippe coutinho, but after that they failed to sparkle. that lack of sparkle hit home after half—time, when steven zuber headed in from a corner, giving switzerland a share of the point. is the first time rozelle failed to win their opening world cup game for a0 years. in the days of the match, serbia beat costa rica one mil, alexander kolarov scoring a spectacular freekick to take his tea m spectacular freekick to take his team to the top of the group e table. richard forrest, bbc news. so the mexican fans particularly still celebrating first thing this morning. they have been up all night. we have a photo we might tweet later in the bars as we worked here this morning. they are joyous
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and let's show you the scene back at home. they were assuring yesterday that the whole nation would be gripped. they have elections come out in mexico and the country is quite divided, lots of people also saying this is a real unifying moment for them. what an incredible result, partying not only here in moscow, but back home in mexico too far into the night, i am sure. so it was a day of surprises here at the world cup, who knows what is going to come next. that is what everybody is saying, how exciting it has been so is saying, how exciting it has been so far. of course we are looking forward to the england game tonight against tunisia. we hear that they have had a restful time, they have been playing fortnite, watching love island, playing darts and will have all the action in the buildup to today's games here in moscow. back today's games here in moscow. back to you. see you again later, i
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wonder if we have any gaming at on the england team. —— addicts. let's brief you on some of the other stories making the news. three people have been killed when a strong earthquake hit the japanese city of osaka. the magnitude 6.1 quake struck the city during the morning rush hour — bringing train lines to a halt. there are widespread reports of damage to buildings and water pipes. the president—elect of colombia, ivan duque, has told supporters that he wants to see changes to the landmark peace deal agreed two years ago with farc rebels. but at a victory rally in bogota he pledged to unite the country, following a divisive election campaign. police in texas say five people were killed when a car carrying suspected illegal immigrants crashed after being pursued at high speed by us border patrol agents. the vehicle is thought to have been travelling at more than a hundred and fifty kilometres an hour when it veered out of control the british pm will set
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out her priorities for the extra £20 billion a year she's committing to the health service in england. theresa may will call on the nhs to draw up a ten—year plan that must include tackling waste and significantly improving mental health services. a major rift has opened up between german chancellor angela merkel and her interior minister over migrant policy, threatening her coalition government. the minister, horst seehofer of the christian social union, wants police to have the power to turn away undocumented migrants at the border. chancellor merkel says the policy would further hurt italy and greece, who are already stretched to breaking point with migrants, and wants a new deal at the eu level over migrants. with this standoff, there's a risk that the csu could break away, or at least trigger a confidence vote in chancellor merkel‘s leadership. clare richardson is a correspondent
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for the german broadcaster deutsche welle and she joins me now from washington. good to see you. this is being described as the worst crisis she has faced for some years, actually. give us your take on this issue and this stand—off she has with those in her coalition. can you hear us? wanting to talk to you about this issue of migration and germany. wondering if you can hear us in washington there. 0bviously wondering if you can hear us in washington there. obviously not. she cannot hear us right now. when we cannot hear us right now. when we can re—establish that line with claire, we should hopefully have that conversation a bit later. also
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discussing it in the news briefing. all over the press. the challenges facing angela merkel. stay with us on the briefing. also on the programme: we find out why addiction to electronic games has now been recognised as a medical disorder. there was a bomb in the city centre. a code word known to be one used by the ira was given. army bomb experts were examining a suspect van when there was a huge explosion. the south african parliament has destroyed the foundation of apartheid by abolishing the population registration act, which for a0 years forcibly classified each citizen according to race. germany's parliament, the bundestag, has voted by a narrow majority to move the seat of government from bonn to berlin. berliners celebrated into the night but the decision was greeted with shock in bonn. just a day old, and the royal baby is tonight sleeping in his cot at home. early this evening, the new prince was taken by his mother and father
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to their apartments in kensington palace. the real focus of attention today was valentina tereshkova, the world's first woman cosmonaut. what do you think of the russian woman in space? i think it's a wonderful achievement and i think we might be able to persuade the wife, it would be a good idea, if i could, to get her to go up there for a little while. you're watching the briefing. 0ur headlines: president trump's zero—tolerance policy on migrants has been condemned as cruel and immoral by former first lady laura bush. mexico's world cup win over champions germany has triggered mass celebrations in mexico city and stunned fans across the globe. let's get more on that now. lucy hockings is in moscow. we are indeed keeping across
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everything from hearing moscow and let's look ahead to the england tunisia match. it is a 1000 mile trek from the base camp of england, even further for those chance to —— fa ns even further for those chance to —— fans who have cheered them on. it isa it is a long, slowjourney by rail from moscow. more than 20 hours, but this is one of the trains that is bringing england fans for the match. it isa bringing england fans for the match. it is a pretty exhausting journey. just a bit. it is nice, met a a few friends, made friends with a nice russian lady. very well. well—behaved and low—profile, that seems to be order of the day for england here, after the violent clashes with russian supporters in friends two years ago. a lot of
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people were scared about coming. friends two years ago. a lot of people were scared about cominglj have not got my england shirt on like the other guys who are brave enough, i should like the other guys who are brave enough, ishould hold people like the other guys who are brave enough, i should hold people on train were receptive and welcoming and try to talk to you. it is not true what has been reported back and so true what has been reported back and so far. tunisian fans are certainly don't seem worried. there were a few england shirt on show up at right —— mother russia. i think it is all going to be goodhearted this time. i was in marseilles with all the trouble, still keep coming. and by evening, more fans have started to relax, with local police keeping watch. tucked away in a pub in our parkis watch. tucked away in a pub in our park is hardly —— hardly the usual scene 01’ park is hardly —— hardly the usual scene or sound ahead of an england match. many people watching that game because of other people here also watch the premier league. looking ahead to that one in group g. the
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other game, featuring belgium who are dark horse who may go far in this tournament. they meet panama from the first time ever. their fans arejust from the first time ever. their fans are just thrilled to be here, from the first time ever. their fans arejust thrilled to be here, that is what i have heard from them. and sweden meets south korea today. to pick up on the point of the england at plans getting ready for the game, since we spoke to you a few moments ago, that is all we have discussed it with the people here in the video. an interesting one, the issue of gaming addiction. you and i both have small boys and we talk about it, don't we, as parents, trying to manage what they want to do. many do not necessarily play games but their friends do. it is that problem and debate. we do discuss it a light. like to return now to clear who is in washington. we were trying to
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establish a link earlier. can you hear me, claire? yet. good morning. well, late night where you are. we would going to talk about the massive rift between angela merkel and her interior minister. that is over the issue of migration. he basically says that police should have the power to turn away undocumented migrants and she feels thatis undocumented migrants and she feels that is unfair on greece and italy to dig that there needs to be europe wide discussion. this is the biggest challenge she has faced for some time. yes. in many ways this is the most serious challenge that merkel have faced to her chancellorship. this is a showdown over the topic of migration. angela merkel... it is something that could potentially bring down germany's government although the outlook is less likely now that her opponent has signalled he is willing to give her time to strike an agreement with european,
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other european countries ahead of the summit coming up in a few weeks time. the issue at stake here is basically the decision today over whether the interior minister has the power to turn away asylum seekers at the germany in a make german border if they have made a previous claim elsewhere. —— german border. for angela merkel this undermines the concept of the european union and open borders and she could come back and forced him to not only undo the policy but also to not only undo the policy but also to resign. this would be a major power clash that could not only undo their reliance —— alliance at risk their reliance —— alliance at risk the coal alliance which has just come into power. we appreciate your time and thank you forjoining us. justice sayers while that for some reason, that is the white house behind her. —— just to say that for
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some reason the white house is behind her yet not lit up. does anybody know why? france is set to unveil a new law which could see sweeping reforms to the country's public services. the move comes as the government looks to improve its finances by selling shares in its state owned enterprises. that is quite controversial in france. alpesh patel from investment company praefinium partners joins me now. give us your take on this latest move on the part of emmanuel macron. he is gradually implementing what he promised when he was elected with a strong majority. so far he seems to be bulldozing his way through, despite the strike action and everything they have seen so far. yes. he has gone much further than his predecessors. he is an investment banker which helps with vision for privatisation. they want
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to raise the money to pay down debt and invest in technology, invest for the future. it does sound good but we do know about the french unions. how long before that roadblock is hit? they have managed to get some privatisation done, even over the last 20 years before he was in power. sooner or later it will get more difficult. it will get harder and harderfor more difficult. it will get harder and harder for him. more difficult. it will get harder and harderfor him. it will be good for the state. we have not had arguments here about efficiency, it is more about raising capital. there are two things. unions and on the right you have resistance about selling assets to foreigners. so the left wing and the right wing. so who has the money? i imagine china would be looking? china and the middle east. that investment is good up to the point where it becomes ownership
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of strategically important assets. they do need the money, however. as do many other governments in europe. he will be back for the news reefing and we will talk to an economist later during business briefing about this story. let's talk about gaming now. gaming has become one of the most popular pastimes — but it seems it may not be good for everyone. for the first time, the world health organization has acknowledged a medical condition which it is calling gaming disorder. it's creating guidelines for diagnosing people who have developed problems, including addiction, based around electronic games. 0ur media editor amol rajan reports. you could be fighting dragons, or you could be taking out a terrorist force. anything you want to do — save a princess or become a blue hedgehog running at the speed of sound. it's crazy. starwars and gaming, and they put them into the one thing, and it's absolutely amazing how you can be any character. you can be a stormtrooper, you can be a rebel, and you can be absolutely anything, and do whatever you want, and you can change your character. from angry birds and candy crush to the latest craze,
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fortnite, industry figures suggest over 37 million britons have played an electronic game in the past six months. whether on pcs, consoles or mobiles, digital technology has made games widely accessible and generally cheap. and, for some, it is notjust a form of entertainment, but a lucrative career. by building a vast following on social media platforms, some gamers can make millions of pounds annually. 0n sites such as twitch, hundreds of gamers live—stream their experience, often while talking live to their followers. i got some ideas in my head, i got some ideas. it is a digital universe largely beyond the view of many parents. there's professional players out there now... under the pseudonym tommyt999, ross thompson is building a brand, and following. how do people make money these days out of gaming? the basics are just kind of like the ad revenue that you receive from your videos or your content. and then you've got the likes of sponsorships, donations,
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from kind of like the community. and then there's also opportunities to have deals with brands. but, for some, gaming can become a distraction and an addiction. australian neil robertson became snooker world champion in 2010, but away from the green cloth, he immersed himself in gaming. thing is, you don't realise it's 12 or 1a hours. you know, itjust goes, like boom, the blink of an eye. i was heavily addicted, i have no doubt about that. ijust — i denied it for many, many years, saying that i really need it when i travel away, it's so important, whereas i wasn't sort of really confronting the real issue itself. now, the world health organization has created a new classification. gaming disorder, for digital or video gaming, now officially has three characteristics — impaired control in gaming, prioritising gaming over other interests and daily activities, and an escalation in gaming despite the negative consequences. to be diagnosed, such behaviour needs to be of sufficient severity for at least a year. the royal college of psychiatrists
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says, while there is no epidemic of gaming disorder, for a small number gaming can be a problem, when online friendships become stronger and more real to them than real—life ones. that's a crucial moment, when the gamer begins to, in a way, overvalue the online activity. and i would say that, soon after, families begin to notice an absence and an emotional disconnect with the rest of the activities that once were so enjoyable. the gaming industry takes a different view. jo twist, the ceo of the games trade body, said... new technology means millions of gamers are today immersing
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themselves in virtual worlds. most do so without causing harm to themselves or others, but for a growing number, gaming is an addiction like any other. amol rajan, bbc news. we have had strong opinions about this already. we heard from one woman asking us to stop blaming the gaming systems, blame the parents instead for not taking the systems away from the children. another viewer agrees but says sadly sometimes the parents have the issue with gaming and are setting a bad ample. —— bad example. stay with me on bbc news, i'll be back with the business briefing in just a few moments. well, the weather over the weekend
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wasn't especially spectacular. in fact, it was quite cool. but guess what — the weather is set to warm up across the uk. in fact, a return to summertime temperatures, mostly, across southern and central parts of the uk. in fact, in the north, across scotland and northern ireland, we are expecting temperatures to stay pretty much where they are right now, so a little on the cool side, and some rain in the forecast as well. at the moment, the clouds keep on streaming off the atlantic. this is the warm and sunny weather towards the south. we're still in the stream of cloud, so through the course of the night, while one area of cloud drifts away and gives way to clear skies, another area of cloud behind it start to push in once more, so that means that the morning is looking sunny across many western and northern areas. but, through the course of the morning, yet more cloud will drift in and start hugging some of these western coasts. there might even be a bit of light rain or drizzle. however, if you live in the east, the weather should be much brighter here for newcastle, norwich, down to london and central
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and southern england. and it will be warm — 2a expected in london, into the 20s across yorkshire, as well. but scotland will be cooler and windy, as well. here is tuesday's weather outlook. you can see the weather fronts coming in from the south, but it takes a turn and kind of misses northern ireland and scotland, and instead there's a weather front here which separates the warm air and humid air to the south and the much cooler air in the north. so the forecast for tuesday, we are expecting a weather front to move into north—western parts of the country. so some rain expected in northern ireland, and eventually western scotland. south of that, it's more humid and a lot warmer. 25 in london, and comfortably into the low 20s across parts of northern england, as well. on wednesday, we do expect that weather front to shift a little bit further south. now, that means one thing. the heat in the south will also be shifting a little bit further south. so the cooler air starts to wind across the northern half of the uk. fairly fresh, with sunshine and showers across scotland, northern ireland, decent enough in northern england. the real warmth will be the far south and the south—east. temperatures here on wednesday could get up to around about 26, maybe 27 or 28 degrees, whereas in newcastle it's 16, and it will match that in belfast on wednesday, as well. thursday, high pressure establishes
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itself across the uk. it won't be quite so hot in the south, typically in the low 20s. bye— bye. this is your business briefing. i'm sally bundock. up for sale: president macron of france looks to privatise parts of the public sector and raise billions for an innovation fund. china hits back against us tariffs as the country's media calls president trump a fool. we'll look at the potential fallout as the world's top two economies go head—to—head on trade. and on the markets: the exchange between the us and china is pulling markets down. hong kong today is closed for a public holiday but you can see japan and some of the main markets are falling.
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