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today at 5pm... last call for a brexit deal — the warning from the european council president. donald tusk at the eu summit says the most difficult issues remained unresolved — he calls for "realistic" proposals from the uk. if you want to reach a deal in october we need quick progress. this isa october we need quick progress. this is a last call to lead the cards on the table. after marathon talks at the summit, a deal was struck to set up secure migrant centres in eu states. we'll have the latest from brussels in moment. the other main stories on bbc news at 5pm... the match commander at hillsborough, david duckenfield, is to stand trial for the manslaughter by gross negligence of 95 liverpool fans. one of the first firefighters into grenfell tower tells the inquiry how water had "no effect" on the flames. no rules, this time. i'm telling you
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loose. —— turning you. hasjosh brolin made his mark in the mexican drugs thriller sicario 2? mark kermode will be giving us his opinion about this and the week's other top cinema releases in the film review. our main story at 5... the president of the european council, donald tusk, has called on britain to lay its "cards on the table" and resolve the outstanding issues on brexit before an eu summit in october. christian fraser is in brussels. thank you. it took the 27 leaders
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just under one minute today to sign of the draft conclusions on brexit in the document they produced. that is because, frankly, there was nothing much to discuss and this was the summit where they were supposed to be poring over the concrete conclusions that had been made on that intractable issue, the border in ireland. progress has not been made, which means on the agenda, all of the agenda shifts to october. there are just 14 weeks of negotiation between this summit and the next and what you have heard from donald tusk today is a call for action and a last chance saloon to put something concrete on paper. on brexit, the eu 27 has taken note of what has been achieved so far. however, there is a great deal of
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work ahead and the most difficult tasks are still unresolved. if you wa nt tasks are still unresolved. if you want to reach a deal in october we need quick progress. this is a last call to lay the cards on the table. alex forsyth is standing by for us at westminster. theresa may has made big leagues before, linking to the speech in florence. she will have to make another. even if you could get some of these proposals pass the cabinet, there is no guarantee they would fly in brussels? that is quite right. the refrain we have heard from the eu leaders is there not surprising to theresa may, you have to come up with something and do it soon but there is the problem of how she gets the cabinet to agree. there are still fundamental differences and yesterday the president of the u —— european commission said he did not want to lecture us theresa may had to bring her cabinet onside. he
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was stopped by the bbc political editor and he sounded more optimistic. world theresa may be able to resolve the differences in her cabinet? yes. and if not? she will. because i know her. you trust she will be able to get the party together? i always trust the british politics. the problem is, there are fundamental differences about how closely the uk should remain aligned to the eu in terms of regulations and questions over the role of the european courts and whether the uk should be prepared to enter part of the single market for goods only and the single market for goods only and the differences within the cabinet... win the senior team gets together, they will have to thrash some of those out and that will not be easy because those deep divisions at this stage show no signs of coming closer together and as you say, even if she does manage to keep top team onside and produce a paper
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with more detail about her vision for brexit, she needs to take that to brussels to negotiate and we have heard from leaders today the firm message that what they said the beginning of the process still stands — you cannot have your cake and eat it, you cannot cherry pick parts of membership and so the task for theresa may is just as significant as it ever was.|j for theresa may is just as significant as it ever was. i was struck watching that clip of donald tusk, how much they want to keep in place. they prefer her to the hardline brexiteers in the cabinet and is an understanding in this building, leaders have problems with her cabinet so they are sympathetic to britain. but they were online today when we talk to them because she played the security card. i can see why, if you keep treating us like a third country, then things are going to collapse —— collapsed and we will suffer, and your citizens, if the security part of the deal is not pushed through. and
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this is not the first time theresa may has mentioned security in relation to negotiations and she did so relation to negotiations and she did so in an earlier speech and was accused of making a threat but downing street would quickly slapback down and say that what she is doing is saying reaching a deal on security, but on the other key matters like trade and future relationships on a whole range of issues like agriculture, that is essential to the european union and the united kingdom and she is using the united kingdom and she is using theissue the united kingdom and she is using the issue of security not as a threat, they would say, but as a reminder as to why they must reach negotiation because some in brussels said that while it is down to theresa may to produce a vision for life after brexit, the eu has been too rigid so far and they want to see flexibility from the european union if things are to progress. there will have to be compromise on all sides a number ten says it is confident of that but over the next
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seven days with difficult domestic political divisions for theresa may, that seems like it will be a pretty bumpy road. indeed, thank you very much. the british side got off easy here because migration was very much at the top of the agenda. what came out of this marathon session overnight? compromise, a balance between the concerns of the frontier countries, italy, malta and greece, and the concerns of the interior countries, with one guy specifically on germany, angela merkel with the problem at home within her coalition and she needed something out of this. what did they get? these closed migrant centres they hope to set up within europe probably on the frontier countries, they talked about disembarkation platforms within north africa to stop migrants crossing the sea and they have talked about strengthening the border. there is one eye on the libyan coastguard, a lot of money has gone there and they have been
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trained by the europeans and donald tusk made reference to the ngo ships operating in the mediterranean and the italians have criticised these, saying they are like taxi service bringing migrants to europe. the ngos say if we do not, they will drown at sea. gavin lee has been on aquarius, run by the charity, sos, it was turned away in malta and italy and has just turned up it was turned away in malta and italy and hasjust turned up in marseille. the end of a 4,000—mile sea odyssey for the aquarius. the crew finally allowed to dock in france, after being at the centre of a political storm. the problems started when they rescued more than 600 migrants from unseaworthy rubber boats off the libyan coast, but were suddenly banned from using italian and maltese ports, which forced them to take migrants to spain. the italian deputy prime minister, matteo salvini, has since stopped all foreign—flagged, charity—run ships from entering italian waters, accusing them of encouraging people smuggling. over the past ten days,
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the bbc has been on board and witnessed the crew travel back to the search zone and carry out practice rescue drills, while the italian authorities excluded them from helping. they instead instructed the eu—trained libyan coastguard to intercept all migrant boats in distress. as the team returns to land for a crew change and refuelling, they are exhausted and frustrated at the political efforts to keep them from working off the libyan coast, and they say the lack of access to nearby ports has effectively rendered their operations futile, and they're calling on eu leaders to consider the consequences. this is where migrants are taken — detention centres in tripoli, condemned by the un as inhumane. eu leaders say they're working on a longer—term solution, but that might not involve ngo ships. the aquarius crew is considering whether it can continue. if the authorities controlling the search and rescue zone are not willing to let others do thatjob,
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of course we will to start questioning what we are doing out here. in the meantime, we will continue to be present and try to do thatjob. today, around 100 people are thought to have drowned off libya's coast. the future of these ngo ships rests on whether europe's leaders see them as a taxi service for illegal migrants, or allow their presence as humane life—savers. gavin lee, bbc news, marseille. let us get into some of what has been discussed on immigration, on migration. a writer with eu observer, and what i noticed is a lot of code, should and this will be entirely voluntary. does this take us entirely voluntary. does this take us any further? further as far as agreement. going into the summit it was not clear whether countries can
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come to some sort of conclusion and italian prime minister threatened not to not to agree to anything on to anything until he gets what he wa nts. to anything until he gets what he wants. this statement and conclusions lack details but they do combine some of the elements that the member states wanted and there is at least a political willingness to work together rather than go for unilateral action. the leaders of france and austria in their press conferences have said they will not have migrant centres because we're not frontier countries, italy can do that and we will give you money and staff. call me cynical but don't italy and greece already have these centres ? italy and greece already have these centres? they do and italy said they don't want to have them. it is difficult to see who is going to host these centres and they have to be the front line countries because thatis be the front line countries because that is where the ships arrive. and
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with the disembarkation platforms, which should be northern africa, no countries have volunteered to host these and there would be long negotiations before they could be established. the other problem with the disembarkation platforms, signs a good idea, if only you could get an african country to host them and so an african country to host them and so far, no north african country has shown any inclination despite what is dangled in front of them? some of the big european countries like spain and france are tasked with talking to their counterparts in morocco and tunisia and other north african countries to host these camps. but there is little incentive for them to establish these centres. one of the problems is there is talk about why i'm these people not returned quicker than they are? they throw their documents away and when you have them in the centre you might have some of morocco who says he is from gaza and you need a
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translator and new papers and the embassy involved, this is a long, complicated process. that is why pressure builds up in these centres. exactly pressure builds up in these centres. exa ctly a nd pressure builds up in these centres. exactly and it is difficult to figure out who was coming from where and there are undocumented migrants as well and minors within these camps so as well and minors within these camps so it is difficult to see who is coming from where. thank you very much indeed. the big question believe this summit with is, does this give angela merkel enough? she is meeting with her sister party, the csu, this weekend with an announcement on sunday and the interior minister has threatened to close the borders to secondary migration. there is some worrying that will satisfy the chancellor, she said that she has secured a bilateral deal to return migrants to spain and to greece. is that enough? we will find out on sunday... we
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will talk more about migration after 5:30pm. the main story... nearly thirty years after britain's worst sporting disaster at hillsborough football stadium, a judge has ruled that the police commander in charge on the day can face trial. former chief superintendent of south yorkshire police, david duckenfield, will face charges of manslaughter by gross negligence in relation to the deaths of 95 liverpool football fans. an order preventing mr duckenfield being tried had been imposed 18 years ago. four other men will also face trial in connection with the disaster and its aftermath. our correspondent, judith moritz, has been following the case. david duckenfield will appear in the dock of a criminal court. the first time anyone has been charged with the deaths of 95 liverpool fans who
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we re the deaths of 95 liverpool fans who were killed when the terraces at the sheffield ground became overcrowded during an fa cup semifinal in 1989. mr duggan field is accused of failing to take reasonable care for their safety and it is alleged that amounts to gross negligence. 96 supporters were crushed, the youngest boy of ten, the oldest pensioner and 67. the match commander can only be charged in connection with 95 fans. for legal reasons, he cannot be prosecuted for the death of the final victim, tony bland. we are unable to charge the manslaughter of anthony bland, who died almost four years later. this is due to time limitations imposed by the law as it applied at the time. 18 years ago david duckenfield was prosecuted privately. an order was prosecuted privately. an order was imposed to prevent him being put on trial again. now, that order has been lifted. four other men will also stand trial. graeme mcdowell,
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former sheffield wednesday club secretary, is charged with breaching health and safety and safety at sports ground legislation. two senior officers, donald denton and alan foster and solicitor peter metcalfe or accused of ofjustice by amending police statements in the wa ke amending police statements in the wake of the disaster. former chief co nsta ble wake of the disaster. former chief constable sir norman bettison has had his case adjourned until august. some of those bereaved by hillsborough ripcord to watch the ruling. they will be back again when the first trial gets under way. —— we re the first trial gets under way. —— were ad court to watch. the headlines... the president of the european council, donald tusk, has called on all sides in the brexit negotiations to "lay their cards on the table" to resolve outstanding issues before an eu summit in october. after marathon talks at the summit, a deal was struck to set up secure
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migrant centres in eu states. and as we have heard, the match commander at hillsborough, david duckenfield, is to stand trial for manslaughter by gross negligence of 95 liverpool fans. in the sport, andy murray is drawn to play benoit paire on tuesday but will he be fit? he reckons, most likely. the group stages of the world cup all over and the head of fifa's referee committee admits mistakes have been made with var. and lewis hamilton is quickest in both first and second practice ahead of the whee kim's austrian grand prix. iwill ahead of the whee kim's austrian grand prix. i will be back with more on all of that at half past... —— the weekend's. one of the first firefighters to enter grenfell tower on the night of the blaze has been describing how water had no effect on the flames. daniel brown told the public inquiry that water was bouncing off the side of the building as he tried to extinguish flames by leaning out
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of a window with a hose. our correspondent, tom burridge, is at the inquiry now. again, a day of very strong testimony from firefighters? very much so, from daniel brown this morning, the inability of him and his colleagues to put the fire out in flat 16 his colleagues to put the fire out inflat16 and his colleagues to put the fire out in flat 16 and a moving account from david madeira, his personal rescue mission as described, when he tried to enter the tower to rescue a 12—year—old girl he knew had been separated from the family and was trapped in a top floor. he described going at once without breathing equipment to the 15th floor, the lift stopped. the lift was not working properly for firefighters. he described poignantly how the left quickly filled with black smoke and
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he had to feel his way around the lobby in a panic and he got out of the building and when he did he looked up and had pure shock and panic at the way the flames had spread of the building because he was working inside for a long time. he also described how he talked to the incident commander about upgrading the incident and he was asked in his witness to the enquiry today, whether he had any thoughts at that point about what the strategy should be at that point. london fire brigade was at that point and for much longer telling people to stay in their flats. but david, the firefighter inside, but differently... at the time, get as many people to get as many people out as we could. the thoughts were on evacuation? yes. how did you think you would get everybody out of
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that building? at the time... like i said, iwas that building? at the time... like i said, i was thinking... getting jessica out. and getting as many people there from the pumps to get everybody out. we know that david badillo did go up with colleagues into the tower to find jessica and he went to the 20th floor with the flat was and she was not there. the information had not filtered back that she had made an emergency call and had moved to the 23rd floor, or, sadly, she died. there were communications problems, many of the radios were not working. the union has given us a statement saying this isa has given us a statement saying this is a problem that has been long—running and it is reflected by
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the two firefighters today, this is something well—known and happening for a long time and according to the fire brigades‘ union, they have been telling fire services this problem needs to be addressed and lessons have not been learned from previous fires. tom burridge, thank you. the public enquiry into the grenfell tower fire. a 12th floor tower block fire has been brought under control in mile end, east london. london fire brigade said that half of a flat in grafton house was alight, and around a0 people had left the building before firefighters arrived. the cause of the fire is now being investigated. one of the nurses who worked at the gosport hospital where hundreds of patients died, at the gosport hospital need, ?has apologised to relatives who lost their loved ones, but says she was only trying to make patients comfortable. the nurse, who doesn t want to be identified, said she was struggling to understand how many people died. the inquiry into the gosport war memorial hospital found that more
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than a50 patients were given unnecessary drugs that lead to their early deaths. duncan kennedy reports. not even the families of those who loved —— lost loved ones could believe the scale of the deaths at the gosport war memorial hospital. this former nurse was one of those who worked on the wards where the deaths happened. she does not want faith shown and we have disguised her voice. were you worried about the use of these high levels of painkillers? i suppose i was concerned. at the same time, i was pleased these people seemed to be more comfortable than before they we re more comfortable than before they were given it. that is what nursing is all about. they can sure people are comfortable. that word, co mforta ble, are comfortable. that word, comfortable, was highlighted in the report. please make comfortable was shorthand for putting patients on
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the powerful painkiller, diamorphine. the words all —— often written on the lives of patients by jane barton, who oversaw drug prescriptions. i cannot say that somebody died too soon. i did not feel we were killing them. ijust thought you were making them more co mforta ble. thought you were making them more comfortable. in the 1990s, she said she and colleagues raised concerns with managers about the use of dangerous painkillers. she still cannot believe the numbers of patients whose lives were shortened. what do you think of this tragic affair? very sad, indeed. i feel, looking back, didn‘ti affair? very sad, indeed. i feel, looking back, didn‘t i do myjob properly? i am sure i did. and as nurses, i‘ll be classed as murderers? she says she felt uneasy about using the syringe drivers that are about using the syringe drivers that a re often about using the syringe drivers that are often used to administer the
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painkillers and says some nurses may have been given too much responsibility for the drugs. what do you say to relatives of those who died who believe they were given the wrong medicines? what would you say? i would say, i am sorry if you feel your loved ones have died in this way. i am sure they were well looked after and we gave all the care we could to make sure they were co mforta ble. could to make sure they were comfortable. but i did my best. the nurse is now retired and describes jane barton as a good woman. but relatives of those who died say the findings of the enquiry should be the basis of a thorough police investigation. it‘s now been six days since a group of teenagers and their football coach disappeared in a cave in northern thailand. the huge search for the group, thought to have been cut off by rising floodwater, has gripped the country. a team of specialist british cave divers is now helping with the search, as our correspondent
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jonathan head reports. we are on our way up the side of the mountain to check out holes in the ground. it‘s hot, steep and very slippery. but there is just a chance, a small one, that it might lead to the missing boys. there have been so few possibilities for getting into the caves that the thai police are making the most of this one. the national police chief has hiked up to direct this operation. their plan is to lower climbers into a narrow crack barely wide enough for an adult. it‘s one of several such holes, but this is the most hopeful, discovered by two british cavers yesterday. we‘re watching police climbers going down this really very small opening in the rock. it is very tight. they have tied a rope to a log
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across it to hold them. there is a lot of people up here but it feels like they are improvising, trying to find a way through to see if this leads to the caves. where‘s rob? are you moving in now? the two british cavers have come back from climbing down another hole that did not lead anywhere. they have both explored these caves thoroughly in the past, valuable experience now. we can say here, about 26 metres over there, is where the end of the cave underneath us is likely to be. and it is unlikely, very unlikely, but we have to rule out all possibilities that the children could have got to that chamber. as they descend, the climbers send back video of their progress. later in the day, they discover a large chamber, a rare
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piece of positive news. although it‘s not clear yet whether this connects to the main caves. they will now be supplied by helicopter so they can stay up here on the hillside and keep on looking. jonathan head, bbc news, northern thailand. the bbc has apologised for underpaying its former china editor carrie gracie and has reached an agreement about her back pay. the journalist has said she will donate the money to the gender equality charity, the fawcett society. in acknowledging the value of my work as china editor, the bbc has awarded me several years of backdated pay. for me, this was a lwa ys backdated pay. for me, this was always about the principle and not about the money so i am getting all that money away to help women who
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need it more than i do. after all, today, at the bbc, i can say, i am equal. and i would like women in workplaces up and down this country to be able to say the same. carrie gracie. let‘s take a look at the weather prospects. the latest details from darren bett. hello!l lovely day from most parts today, temperatures over 30 degrees in 12 places. not blue skies everywhere but the highest temperature has been in north—west wales. in porthmadog, 32 degrees for the fourth day running. over 30 celsius. 32 degrees for the fourth day running. over30 celsius. cloud near the north sea coasts, that will get dragged back across scotland and eastern parts of england as well and further west, with the heat, another one night. tomorrow looks like a quiet day and we will find mist and
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low cloud clearing by nine o‘clock ten o‘clock and for the most part it is blue skies all away. the winds will be quite light, and easterly drift and cooler along the north sea coasts with temperatures elsewhere widely into the mid to high 20s or so. widely into the mid to high 20s or so. into sunday, will find the south—easterly breeze picking up, maybe bringing one or two showers into wales on the south—west but otherwise dry, hot and sunny and temperatures rising in south—east. this is bbc news. the headlines... the president of the european council, donald tusk,
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has called on all sides in the brexit negotiations to resolve outstanding issues before an eu summit in october. if he wants to reach a deal in october, we need quick progress. this is the last call to lay the cards on the table. after marathon talks at today‘s summit, a deal was struck to set up secure migrant centres in eu states. the match commander at hillsborough, david duckenfield, is to stand trial for the manslaughter by gross negligence of 95 liverpool fans. more on all of those stories to come. let us pause and catch up with the latest sports news. good evening.... andy murray has given the clearest indication yet that
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he‘s ready to play at wimbledon when the tournament begins on monday. murray — who‘s won the title twice — will face frenchman benoit paire in the first round if he feels he can compete. the briton had hip surgery injanuary and made his return at queen‘s earlier this month before playing twice at eastbourne. earlier murray spoke to journalists after he left the practice court at wimbledon. yeah, i feel yeah, ifeel all yeah, i feel all right. yeah, ifeelall right. not yeah, ifeel all right. not much different to how i felt a couple of days ago, really. have you made a decision yet? i think most likely, yes, i will speak to my team this afternoon. i will also see how the next couple of days ago. i am playing sets tomorrow. but most likely, yes, iwill playing sets tomorrow. but most likely, yes, i will play. a little earlier today, top seed caroline wozniacki beat angelique kerber to reach the final at eastbourne for the second year in a row. the dane saved a match point
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and came from a set down to win. having just missed out on the title last year, the world number two has another chance in tomorrow‘s final. and she will play bela russian airyna sa balenka in the final tomorrow. sabalenka beat the polish former world number two aggie radwanska in three sets. pierre luigi collina — the former italian referee and head of fifa‘s referee committee — has suggested var should have helped england out when harry kane was apparently unfairly challenged during their first world cup group match against tunisia. the england captain was wrestled to the ground in the penalty area on two separate occasions, however the referee decided to wave play on. collina, though, believes the use of var has improved greatly since that england match. there were some incidents, that suddenly disappeared. i mean, we
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have some holdings, at a certain moment. but, in the following matches, they disappeared, almost disappeared or, if they continued, they were punished by a proper technical decision inside penalty area, a penalty kick. of course, we notice, we intervened. to club football now, and marouane fellani has signed a new two year contract with manchester united. the midfielder, currently with the belgium side in russia, has been at old trafford for five seasons — but after letting his existing contract expire, he has decided to stay withjose mourinho‘s side. lewis hamilton was fastest in second practice at the austrian grand prix. the world championship leader was 0.176 seconds quicker than teammate valteri bottas. sebastian vettel finished third quickest in his ferrari. and, ben stokes has been named in england‘s squad for the three—match one—day international series against india which starts on 12july. stokes hasn‘t played
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since tearing his left hamstring at the start ofjune, but he‘s due to return as a specialist batsman for durham‘s t20 match against yorkshire on 5thjuly. fellow all—rounder chris woa kes misses out though — he‘s been struggling with knee and quad injuries. that‘s all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. let‘s return to our top story — that secure centres for migrants may be set up in eu states to process asylum claims under a deal reached after marathon talks at a summit in brussels. let‘s return to our top story that eu summit
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and the news that secure centres for migrants may be set up in eu states to process asylum claims under a deal reached after marathon talks at a summit in brussels. the controlled centres would be established on a voluntary basis but there are no details of who will host the camps. eu leaders also agreed to increase financing for turkey, morocco and other north african states to prevent migration to europe. daniel trilling is the author of ‘lights in the distance: exile and refuge at the borders of europe‘ — he is here with me now. good evening. we know this has been an enormous battle to even reach the sort of agreement they have reached so sort of agreement they have reached so far. for a start, we are talking about voluntary centres and what are your thoughts about that and whether it can work. it is very unclear whether it will work. the way this summer whether it will work. the way this summer was framed was as a crunch
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moment between liberal centrist and the populist hard right to block that has taken a very anti—immigration stance. that has taken a very anti-immigration stance. that includes italy which has been turning away boats. precisely and hungry as well, —— and hungary. the centrist side is also taking this sta nce centrist side is also taking this stance and there are is that we need to do this otherwise these even worse politicians will get in and do something more hardline. donald tusk ahead of the summit said, if you think my proposals are tough, wait till you see what the other guys have. president maduro macron of france, iam have. president maduro macron of france, i am assuming you‘re putting him in that category. he had proposed these closed centres on european soil and it seems that france does not want to have it on its own soil and there is an issue of whether this is solidarity between european countries and in the current political climate i find
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it hard to see if there will be anything else for migrants. there are several things in terms of what individual countries will do if they feel overwhelmed but by this same token, dealing in a humane fashion with the situation that is not going to go away. they seem to be talking about camps where people will be held by the process an application and they work out whether that individual is a genuine asylum seeker, they have to work out where that individual is from, that person may well not have documentation and there is a lot of practical problems. i think everything the eu is proposing is based on this idea that you can either push the problem away, pushed their people back to their home country or a lock them up and contain them and it will be easy to process the claims. what i have found is that it is never that simple, claims are hard to determine, even when someone has been rejected, it can be hard to
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send them away because there may be no safe country to send them back to. all of that said, we talked at the beginning about italy which has beenin the beginning about italy which has been in the news this week, there is a body of opinion that says individual countries, when we think of greece, we know about the financial situation, why should one country there are such a disproportionate burden? is there not an argument for saying, you can understand whether countries are coming from, they are saying, are economy is not in good shape and we cannot cope. that is a crucial question. the answer is the problem. europe needs to come together and build an asylum system based on a genuine desire to give protection to refugees were that is necessary. to share the costs of maintaining that system out to cheat people humanely, which i think is not the centre of the policy at the moment. you do not
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feel that the current proposals are doing now? i think it is repeating the mistakes of the past. interesting to hear your perspective. thank you forjoining us. staying with the eu summit — and there‘s been another warning that time is running out for a brexit deal, and in particular, to resolve the problem of the irish border. figures released today showjust how much trade is at stake not just for britiain, but for ireland too. our reality check correspondent chris morris has more detail. it is no secret that the future the irish border between northern ireland and the republic is proving to be a massive challenge in the brexit negotiations. the talk of no deal is making people nervous. it is notjust in the uk that this is making people nervous. the republic of ireland is hugely dependent on trade with the uk for its economic well—being. there has been a lot of talk about north—south trade across the border with northern ireland and the need to avoid the reimposition of any border checks, but economically east west trade across the irish sea
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between ireland and great britain is far more important. we have had a look at freight traffic leaving the republic of ireland and the majority of it goes from dublin with the busiest routes to ports like holyhead and liverpool, so how much trade are we talking about? we can look at the data on roll on roll off freight containers and many of these containing food and everyday items, and ireland‘s central statistics office have said in 2017 more than 550,000 loaded freight containers on trucks and trailers were shipped from ireland to the rest of the world. only a tiny number of those went outside of the eu. 85% of trade goes to british ports and this is more than 475,000 containers exported to the uk. we can break that number down further, the irish freight transport association estimates the final
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destination of roughly 60% of those freight containers is britain itself and 40% are destined for elsewhere in the eu, transiting across britain via ports like dover or the channel tunnel. this means any breakdown posed by the failure to reach a brexit agreement will have a huge impact on ireland‘s trade with the uk and also on their trade with the rest of the eu. and don‘t forget we are looking at irish exports here, but ireland is equally dependent on the uk for their imports, so could ireland cut out the british land bridge and trade directly with the eu? one luxembourg based shipping company has introduced a couple of new huge roll on roll off ferries on a route from dublin to rotterdam and they can carry 650 trucks each, extra freight capacity is also being planned on another route to france. to give you an idea of the scale of the problem, the port of dublin has said last year it sent nearly
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32,000 loaded roll on roll off containers to belgium and holland but nearly 190,000 to holyhead alone. while there are contingency plans being made, it is not nearly enough to replace the trade that currently goes to or through britain. that is a reminder that ireland needs a good brexit deal almost as much as the uk. a gunman who killed five people at a newspaper office in annapolis, maryland had barricaded the door during the attack in an effort to ‘kill as many people as possible‘, police have said. a judge ordered the suspect to be held without bail. police confirmed the gunman used a legally—purchased pump—action shotgun in the attack, which wounded two others. in the last hour, president trump offered his condolences to the victims of the families during an event at the white house.
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this attack shocked the conscious of our nation and filled our hearts with grief. journalists like all american should be free from the fear of being violently attacked while doing theirjob. to the families of the victims, there are no words to express our sorrow families of the victims, there are no words to express our sorrow for your loss. horrible, horrible event, a horrible thing happens. donald trump at the white house in the last hour. the headlines on bbc news... the president of the european council, donald tusk, has called on all sides in the brexit negotiations to "lay their cards on the table" — to resolve outstanding issues before an eu summit in october.
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after marathon talks at today‘s summit, a deal was struck to set up secure migrant centres in eu states. the match commander at hillsborough, david duckenfield, is to stand trial for the manslaughter by gross negligence of 95 liverpool fans an update on the market numbers for you — here‘s how london‘s and frankfurt ended the day. and in the the united states this is how the dow and the nasdaq are getting on. now on bbc news a look ahead to sportsday at 6:30 tonight... we will be live in moscow tonight. the world cup is having its first rest day and we will look ahead to the knockout stages that start tomorrow with france against argentina. fifa have been reviewing
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their var system and that success rate and it might surprise you. we will look back at some of the best bits from the group stages and have a full update from the england camp as they prepare for that match against colombia next week here in the capital. wimbledon is coming and we have had the draw for the championships today and it is a formula 1 weekend. solar is coming up formula 1 weekend. solar is coming up at half past six but now it is time for the film review. hello and welcome to the film review on bbc news. to take us through this week‘s cinema releases is mark kermode. so mark, what do we have this week?


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