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welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is lewis vaughanjones. our top stories: iconic motorcycle firm harley davidson says it's shifting some production abroad because of eu tariffs. president trump accuses the firm of ‘waving the white flag'. the pentagon says two military bases in texas are to be used as temporary camps to house migrants. it's not known if families will be allowed to stay there together. cleared for take off: controversial plans to expand heathrow airport get the green light. the search is set to resume in thailand for 12 teenage footballers and their coach — they've been trapped in a flooded cave since saturday. and drama and delight in the world cup as portugal and spain make the knockout stages. we'll have the latest from moscow. welcome.
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in the united states, president trump has criticised the american motorcycle maker, harley davidson, for its decision to move some of its production outside the united states. the company said making bikes for the european market would gradually be transferred to other countries to avoid sharply increased tariffs on a range of us imports by the european union. mr trump tweeted that he was surprised that harley davidson — of all companies — was the first to ‘wave the white flag'. the eu duties were imposed in retaliation for new american —— chris buckler reports. from the roar of the engine to to the iconic image, harley—davidson evokes a sense of america. but fewer will be made in the usa. steel has been targeted by the eu
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in the tit—for—tat trade battle with america. it was wisconsin's best business. although donald trump is boasted this of harley—davidson. .. made in america: harley—davidson. ..the company that he welcomed to the white house is looking to shift much of its production overseas. the european union is trying to punish us workers because they have engaged repeatedly in unfair trade practices and the president is saying enough is enough and we would like to work with the eu on a level playing field. when donald trump imposed steep tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium, retaliation was expected. and the european union have focused on all american products, made in the heartlands where the president has sought support, like bluejeans, bourbon, and harley—davidsons. one of these motorcycles is a big 1000cc harley—davidson... but the company's glory days of easy riding are now long behind. sales in the united states have slumped and customers in other countries have become much more important.
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until you have been on a harley—davidson, you have not been on a motorcycle. but just last week, the firm was warning to get on one of their bikes in europe would inevitably cost more. translation: of course this will impact on price. we will try to make this as painless as possible, but no company can foot this alone. in the short—term, harley—davidson now says that it intends to absorb the extra costs of $2200 for each motorcycle. that could amount to $100 million a year. but the longer—term plan of taking production out of the us is worrying some republicans. yet donald trump seems determined to move ahead, even if that looks like america going it alone. chris buckler, bbc news, washington. staying in the united states, and the pentagon has confirmed that two military bases in texas would be used as temporary
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camps to house migrants. last week, president trump said he would end the practice of separating these migrants from their children. more than 2000 youngsters have been affected since his administration introduced the policy in april. the defence secretaryjim mattis has been outlining the details. the two bases — that is confirmed that those will be the two bases, goodfellow air force base and fort bliss, but i cannot confirm the specifics on how they will be used. we will provide whatever support the department of homeland security needs in order to house the people that they have under their custody. so we will work that out week by week — the numbers, obviously, are dynamic, so we will have to stay flexible in our logistics support for the department of homeland security. the bbc‘s david willis in los angeles says there's no information on how these camps might work.
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very few details from the defence department and the department of homeland security, which looks after immigration matters. the defence secretary, jim mattis, saying simply that they were providing logistical support, as he put it, for the department of homeland security. but these two texan military facilities are ready to receive immigrants — people caught at the border. but following the executive order last week which demands that families be kept together and not separated, this is, presumably, all part of the policy to consolidate these sorts of things. now, that said, there are those who were captured since the zero tolerance policy was introduced who are still separated from their parents and, indeed, some of them have been speaking, in the last few hours. translation: i never imagined they were going to take my son away.
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i thought they would send us wherever together. translation: the most difficult thing was being separated from a daughter. she cried, calling for me, saying she wanted to be with me. translation: it was the most difficult moment of my life. i was not expecting it. an official gave me the news that i would be separated from my son because i was facing a criminal charge. well, still a lot of distress and heartache clearly along border with mexico, despite that executive order signed last week by the president that families not be separated, lewis, along the mexican border. yeah, it is interesting. we have been hearing in the last couple of hours from the customs and border security secretary, down at the border, that criminal prosecutions have been stopped for migrants with children. where are we with the policy?
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it sounds like the zero policy has been rolled back. it feels similar to what was happening under the obama administration. you know, a lot of people have criticised this as saying it also harks back to that executive order that donald trump issued about people travelling from certain muslim countries, the travel ban, and all the confusion that resulted from that. but i have to say the justice department has been emphatic that the zero tolerance policy effectively remains in place and that those caught at the border will be dealt with in the way that they have been — in the sense that they will be sent back. what they won't be is separated from their children, though. let's take a look at some of the other stories
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making the news this hour. state media in this area say they have seen missiles land at damascus. israel has warned that a growing uranium military presence in syria, which it sees as a threat to its own safety. —— iranian. a general strike in argentina has brought the country to a standstill, affecting millions of people who were not able to go to work. the unions called the strike in protest against a $50 billion loan agreed with the international monetary fund earlier this month. the european union has criticised the recent election campaign in turkey which resulted in president recep tayyip erdogan being returned to power for another five years. european election observers highlighted unbalanced press coverage and the use of emergency powers to restrict freedoms. does alter and is suing two of his
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children and his manager, saying that they stole from them. it was filed one week after his children petitioned to take control of his finances because of cognitive decline. he was the second man to walk on the surface of the moon. after decades of delays, british lawmakers have voted to approve plans to build a third runway at london's heathrow airport — europe's busiest. the uk foreign secretary, borisjohnson — who has opposed expansion, and once threatened to lie down in front of the bulldozers — did not vote. he's been visiting afghanistan. our political correspondent, ben wright, has more. the ayes to the right, a15. the nos to the left, 119. this is a momentous moment really because this question of how to expand our airport capacity in the uk has dogged successive governments now for decades and certainly over the last decades, different governments have grappled
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with whether or not the solution lies in expanding heathrow, the uk's main airport, just outside london, or whether there should be a new airport entirely, perhaps somewhere towards the south coast, or maybe an expansion of gatwick would be a solution. this has been talked about for years, it has proved a very divisive solution. in the end, mps have voted to approve a third runway at heathrow. they have also tried to ensure mps who were concerned about the environmental impact, but that could be diminished by the use of new technology coming into aircraft but also changing the way the flight patterns workm and that could diminish the impact this will have on residents in that part of london, but this is controversial, even though mps have approved it, because there are fewer
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major capital cities in the world with its main hub airport so close to the centre of the city, in such a populated area, and i think the concerns about the impact this is going to have on residents in that bit of london, on the environment, they are going to continue even once the bulldozers have moved in. rescue divers in thailand are searching for a group of children believed to have been trapped in a flooded cave in the north of the country since saturday. twelve children aged between 11 and 16 together with their football coach were exploring inside the cave's narrow tunnels when a section near the main entrance was flooded. their desperate parents have gathered outside the cave, as jonathan head reports. thai navy divers are battling strong currents, deep water and mud—blocked passages in the cave complex, as they try to find the missing boys. but they've still not made contact with them.
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they were reported missing on saturday, after a football practice. their bicycles were found left close to the cave entrance. and the boys posted this photo on facebook, takenjust before they went down. the complex stretches for many miles. they've not been able to reach the furthest caves. that's where they hope the party may still be trapped. theirfamilies have been coming to the caves to wait for news. so far, the divers have reached the largest of the underground chambers and they've seen what they believe are handprints on the wall, but nothing else. this area is well known to experienced cavers and a popular destination during thailand's dry season, but with heavy monsoon rains falling here already for several weeks, going deep into the caves now was a risky thing to do. jonathan head, bbc news, bangkok. stay with us on bbc news.
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still to come: prince william arrives in tel aviv for the first official royal visit to israel and the palestinian territories. members of the neo—nazi resistance movement stormed the world trade center, armed with pistols and shotguns. we believe that, according to international law, that we have a rightful claim on certain parts of this country as ourland. i take pride in the words "ich bin ein berliner". chapman, prison—pale and slightly chubby, said not a single word in open court. it was left to his lawyer to explain his decision to plead guilty to murdering john lennon. he believes that onjune 8, god told him to plead guilty, and that was the end of it.
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the medical research council have now advised the government that the great increase in lung cancer is due mainly to smoking tobacco. it was closing time for checkpoint charlie, which for 29 years has stood on the border as a mark of allied determination to defend the city. this is bbc news. the latest headlines: harley—davidson says it's shifting some production from the us abroad — blaming tariffs for the move. president trump has accused the firm of "waving the white flag". the pentagon says two military bases in texas are to be used as temporary camps to house migrants. it's not known if families will be allowed to stay there together. italy's interior minister has called
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for centres to be set on the southern border of libya to deal with immigration. from it isn't new. while back, france's emmanuel macron said processing centres like that should be set up in libya because these days, libya is the go to place in africa for migrants to come to wa nt to in africa for migrants to come to want to get on a people smuggling boat to europe but libya remains largely lawless. there are human
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rights concerns. even if leaders sun at the summit, it cannot happen overnight. it's not a magical solution but you have more mainstream eu leaders like emmanuel macron and angela merkel who question —— you question whether matteo salvini is sincere in wanting to solve the crisis. he wins points at home but while more nationalist politicians applaud him, others in the eu look at matteo salvini and his ideas with suspicion. the duke of cambridge has arrived in israel — the first member of the british royal family to undertake an official visit to the country. he will also visit the palestinian territories. our royal correspondent nicholas witchell is travelling with prince william on his five day tour of the middle east, and sent this report. it says most testing foreign visit
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so it says most testing foreign visit so far, becoming the first member of the british royal family so far, becoming the first member of the british royalfamily to make an official visit, first to israel where he arrived yesterday evening and later in the week, to the palestinian territories. as a senior royal, william is distant from politics but in the middle east and especially when it comes to israel and the palestinians, just about any action by visiting vip can be seen to have connotations so for william, this is a challenge. it's a visit which officials have entrusted to william because he is the prestige of being a future king, he has experienced now of foreign visits and it's a visit to which he is well suited, given its emphasis on young people in the future. his first duty will be to look to the past. he will visit yad vashem, israel's memorial to those killed in the holocaust. william is said to have prepared carefully for the visit, beginning
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injordan carefully for the visit, beginning in jordan were even carefully for the visit, beginning injordan were even a sightseeing visit to a ruined roman city had a serious edge. he met a group of syrian refugee children. now in israel and the palestinian territories, his immersion into the challenges of the middle east will intensify. in india, false rumours about child kidnapping gangs circulating on social media have led to a spate of brutal murders. eight people have been killed by lynch mobs in the past two months. danjohnson reports from bangalore, the heart of india's silicon valley, where police are appealing to the public — and the media — to stop the spread of fake news. a warning there are some graphic images in his report. here, the drip feed of fake news stirred a frenzy of rumour, and an innocent life was lost. kaluram was 25, an outsider who came to these streets in search of work. he found people gripped by suspicion and fear. "tie him up", they shout, "hit him".
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people mistook him for a child kidnapper, based on these fake rumour on whatsapp and facebook. they started thrashing him, they dragged him on the road. there are women in the crowd. and look who's pulling him, they're just children. then, kaluram's beaten with cricket bats and sticks. left in the road, he died on the way to hospital. this is not some remote village, this is bangalore — india's third city, it's modern and diverse, the heart of the it industry. and yet here, under this flyover, kalu became a victim of india's fake news firestorm. this is the footage that worried so many, apparently evidence of the kidnapping threat.
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and look, we found the same viral videojust yards from where kalu was killed. do you believe that video was real? yeah, yeah. i believe it's real. but this isn't a real abduction, it's not even in india. the unedited version shows it's actually a child safety film from pakistan. everyone thinks this is real, but after the police informed us, we now know this is fake. but whatsapp messages talked of 200 kidnappers coming to bangalore, and when news channels reported the rumours, 5000 were said to be hunting for children. the headline warned parents to be aware. translation: after watching these videos and the news, we are concerned about the safety of our children. translation: we don't believe the police, but when we see the videos, it makes us unsure. i wonder what's true and what's not. and it's cheap smart phones that spread such uncertainty so quickly, so the police must ply the streets to uphold the truth.
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the antidote to poisonous rumours, reassurance for an anxious community. and online too, officers are detecting the lies, trying to dispel the myths. people are spreading such type of news, which are not authenticated. across india, eight lives have been lost in this wave of fallacy defeating fact. fake news is a challenge we all grapple with, but here it is proving deadly. animal rescue workers are trying to save hundreds of birds caught up in an oil spill over the weekend in the dutch port of rotterdam. a norwegian tanker ruptured its hull on saturday. hundreds of swans, geese, cormorants and gulls have been affected. lebo diseko reports. a desperate effort to save some of this port's
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most vulnerable wildlife. hundreds of birds covered in oil after the huge spillage. this tanker ruptured its hull, sending more than 200 tonnes into the harbour. it happened on saturday and officials tried to contain it, but by sunday, the oil had spread to two nearby waterways. rescuers say they've been overwhelmed by the number of contaminated birds, at least 800 over a ten kilometre radius. hundreds are still thought to be in the water. birds were being taken to other centres in nearby towns, but by monday, a special help centre had been set up in a car park to deal with the sheer numbers affected. the norwegian company that owns the tanker says it regrets the spillage and it has set up an investigation to find out what went wrong.
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it's thought it could be weeks before the cleanup operation is finished and the harbour safe again for its wildlife. lebo diseko, bbc news. the duke of cambridge has arrived in israel — the us academy of motion pictures have invited new people and to be association. recent movements have criticised the academy by having a membership made up overwhelmingly of white men. it is time to get an update on all things world cup now. the reigning european champions, portugal came through a dramatic final group game with iran to reach the tournament's knockout phase. austin halewood reports. the outcome was just as expected. portugal and spain through to the last 16. the journey though was anything but easy. it was the moment all of portugal thought their team were through to the knockout stage.
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magic from their striker, if only it was that simple. frustrations boiled over. var showing up an incident off the ball, but the referee only showing yellow. late in the second half, the iranians were handed a lifeline. in a game dominated by controversy, portugal earned a penalty. there was no mistake with the second kick. for moments, an iranian player had a chance to be a national hero. just for a moment. portugal swiping through to face uruguay. iran are thinking what could have been. almost 2000 kilometres away, spain too narrowly avoided an early exit. almost 2000 kilometres away, spain too narrowly avoided an early exit. it was a scoreline no—one predicted. spain 1, morocco 2.
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but in the dying seconds, the moment came from the spanish. a tap in ruled out by the referee but overturned by var. heartbreakfor morocco, while spain were linked through as group winners. their prize is a last 16 tie with the hosts, who were given a reality check by uruguay. russia rumbled 3—0 in samara. and before we go, here's a life saving dog with a difference. poncho, the police dog, he works for the madrid force and he's not playing here — he is actually attempting chest compressions. his handler pretends to collapse there. he is even listening for a heartbeat. call canine-99. thank you so much forjoining us, this is bbc news. whether you like it or not, there's absolutely no end in sight
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to this hot spell we're experiencing right now and it is a heatwave, temperatures will remain well above average for the rest of the week and into the weekend as well. monday was the hottest day of the year so far, 30 degrees celsius, and many of us experienced temperatures in the high or the mid—20s and the jet stream's way to the north of us, you can see across iceland there, rushing into northern scandinavia but a bit of a dip here into the mediterranean. we will talk about what that means for the med in a second but as far as we're concerned, high pressure dominating the scene there, stretching into scandinavia and the whole of west and central europe and southern parts of scandinavia will be warming up, so through the early hours, very little happening on the weather front. all the weather is bypassing to the north of us, way above my head there, closer to iceland. the morning will be mild, warm in the south. 13, 15 degrees. a little bit chilly in eastern scotland and the north—east of england, possibly single figures, and we have a strong sunshine right from the word go on tuesday.
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a seautiful day, some of us love it, for some of us, a bit too hot, but what will we find is more of an onshore breeze around these eastern coasts and the north sea is relatively cool still, so that means temperatures won't be all that high in hull and norwich. the deep orange is displaced further to the west and that is where the highest temperatures will be. i suspect around 30 in the midlands, london may only reach the high 20s, for example, on tuesday. i mention thatjet stream dipping into the mediterranean. here we have a low pressure and the weather is not all that great around greece, the greek islands. for example, 25 degrees celsius expected in athens. so we're actually warmer here in the uk than in athens, at least on wednesday, but that will change. i mention thatjet stream dipping into the mediterranean. here we have a low pressure and the weather is not all that great around greece, the greek islands. for example, 25 degrees celsius expected in athens. so we're actually warmer here in the uk than in athens, at least on wednesday, but that will change. athens will be hotting up to about 30 degrees in the next couple of days.
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that's just a couple of days' blip there. back to the uk, a lot of hot weather around midweek. that is an onshore breeze around the kent coast, east anglia, that north sea coast. hull and norwich, a little bit cooler, the low 20s. again, the high 20s expected further west. look at that, even belfast getting up to around 26 degrees, 28 in the lowlands of scotland. you don't need to be a meteorologist to guess the next few days, sunshine galore, as i say, whether you like it or not. this is bbc news. the headlines: president trump has criticised the motorcycle maker, harley—davidson, for deciding to move some production outside the us. it says it made the decision to avoid retaliation by the eu against new american import duties. mr trump said he was surprised the firm was the first to "wave the white flag". the pentagon has confirmed that two military bases in texas will be used as temporary camps to house migrants. last week, president trump said he would end the practice of separating these migrants from their children.
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it's not known if families will be allowed to stay at the camps together. members of parliament in britain have approved controversial plans to build a third runway at heathrow airport. it's claimed the project will create tens of thousands ofjobs and help britain compete internationally. critics say the impact on local people and the environment will be devastating. now on bbc news, hardtalk.
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