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welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is nkem ifejika. our top stories: just hours after reaching a deal, european leaders disagree about who should take in and process migrants coming into europe. canada fights back, imposing billions of dollars worth of tariffs on american goods in response to president trump's steel duties. hello and welcome to bbc world news. an agreement between european union leaders over how to curb migration is already looking shaky, only hours after being agreed. the deal envisaged the creation of secure centres to receive migrants within the eu but france and austria have already ruled out hosting them, arguing they should be in countries where migrants first arrive. this drew an angry response from italy's prime minister,
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giuseppe conti, who said the centres could be set up anywhere, including france. bill hayton reports. this is how european leaders want their political problem with migration solved. 300 people trying to cross the mediterranean found by libyan coastguards and returned to africa. and this is what some politicians are trying to stop: a ship run by the german organisation sea watch, bringing over 200 people ashore in malta. they were picked up at sea and that, say the governments of italy and malta, is encouraging more migrants to attempt the dangerous crossing. these maltese protesters do not want any more to arrive. pressure from some voters is causing some leaders in italy and germany to do more to stop illegal migration. and 1000 miles away in brussels, leaders thought they had a europewide deal. translation: we were able to build -
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and i think i can say this — and significant agreement, which is one step forward based on a full agenda as we requested. this was built on three components: the external aspect, border protection, and internal solidarity. in other words, paying turkey and north african countries to stop migrants before they leave, tightening border controls, and setting up detention centres for the assessment of migrants. the italian government thought other countries were willing to host the centres, but that was denied by france and austria, causing this outburst. translation: emmanuel macron was tired. i contradict him. we finished late. 5am on saturday morning. what you are telling me, this is not written in either article of the agreement. but the deal might give some time for the german government, which faces difficult regional elections in a few months.
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translation: a change in direction has taken place in migration policy. it is a step in the right direction. united nations figures show the number of migrants crossing the mediterranean has fallen dramatically. they are less than a third of where they were five years ago. of where they were three years ago. but tragedies continue. three babies drowned on friday when their boat sank off libya. another 100 people are missing. there was no rescue for them, nor a political solution. bill hayton, bbc news. the bbc‘s europe editor, katya adler, who's in brussels, says the deal has failed to resolve differences between eu leaders. i can tell you they are not all happy and they have not suddenly solved the question of illegal migration to europe either. you talked about the processing centres. they are designed to put economic
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migrants off from even trying to come to europe. when they realise only those with legal rights to stage are allowed to stay here, we have been told these centres are voluntary. where will they be set up and when? in the meantime, migrants will continue trying to come to europe, risking their lives at sea to do so. a decision by eu leaders to limit the operations by charity run rescue boats could also result in even more migrant deaths in the short—term at least because people smugglers will not give up easily in their lucrative trade. in terms of numbers, the arrivals of migrants to europe are already down 95% since the height of the migrant crisis three years ago. all of these arguments we have been seeing from eu leaders is pretty much political. the fact we can see leaders like angela merkel leaving the summit here today than it steps forward have been taken if they can that in true eu summit style the cracks have been papered over. but is europe, north, south, east, and west,
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really united over a common migration policy, absolutely not. a day after 5 people were killed at a newspaper in the us state of maryland, more details are emerging about the shooter's motive and the perserverance of those at the capital gazette. the man who carried out the rampage has been identified as jarrod ramos. he's been charged with multiple murders and denied bail. fees —— at this morning, capital gazette was published as usual. the selection of a new supreme courtjudge in the united states has become a key issue once again. presidenttrump says he will announce his nominee to replace the judge retiring from the court, on the 9th ofjuly. the vacancy arose after justice andrew kennedy, who's 81, said earlier this week that he was retiring. mr trump indicated he has five finalists for the position, although he may interview seven people. two of the candidates are understood to be women, and the first interviews could take place as early as this weekend.
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canada has responded to president trump's tariffs on steel with retaliatory duties on more than $12 billion worth of american goods. the canadian tariffs, which come into effect on sunday, target us steel, aluminium, and consumer goods ranging from orange juice to toilet paper. the bbc‘s tim allman has more. canada and the united states — neighbours, allies, friends. but every close relationship can have its ups and downs. donald trump, citing national security concerns, slapped tariffs on canadian steel. now, canada is responding with some tariffs of its own. the idea that canada might constitute a threat to american national security, the legal pretext invoked by our neighbours to impose these tariffs on canadian steel
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and aluminium exports, is not only absurd, it's hurtful. so what have the canadians decided to do? well, they are going to impose tariffs on american steel and aluminium, but they will also be taking action against other us imports, including coffee, ketchup and whisky. the measures are worth more than 16 billion canadian dollars, or around 12 billion us dollars. president trump's approach to international trade has caused some consternation, with his emphasis on "america first." emphasis on "america first". he argues the us doesn't get a fair deal, and is taken advantage of by its trading partners. the workers who pour their souls into building this great nation were betrayed, but that betrayal is now over. this steel mill in ontario is just one of the factories that could be affected by a potential trade war between canada and its southern neighbour. the latest tariffs are designed to match those imported by the us dollar for dollar, and the canadians say they don't want to escalate the situation.
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but they've also said they will not back down. tim allman, bbc news. let's get some of the day's other news: the us car manufacturer general motors has warned that american tariffs on imported vehicles could reduce its presence both in america and overseas. president trump has threatened to impose the import taxes, after eu leaders responded to tariffs on exports of steel and aluminium with additional charges on several american products. the world trade organisation has ruled in favour of australia's policy that cigarettes must be sold in drab looking packets. a group of tobacco producing countries had argued that plain packaging infringed trademarks and intellectual property rights. the law, first introduced in australia in 2011, has since been rolled out across six other nations. german officials have confirmed the daughter of one of the most senior nazis, heinrich himmler, was hired by west germany's foreign intelligence agency in the 1960s.
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the revelation about gudrun burwitz follows her death last month at the age of 88. the spy agency, the bnd, has now confirmed that she worked there for several years under an assumed name. her father was regarded as the chief architect of the holocaust. the firefighter who left his colleagues and tried and failed to rescue a girl trapped in the grenfell fire we will have more on that story later in the programme. the eu has given what it says is a last warning to the uk to lay its cards on the table if it wants to resolve all outstanding brexit issues in time for a crunch summit in october. and that huge and serious differences remain between both sides. theresa may says she is "ready
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to intensify and accelerate the pace of negotiations" and will publish more detail about the government's plans in a white paper. 0ur political editor, laura kuenssberg reports from brussels. hovering in the background, brexit has been a footnote, not the main order of business here. but brussels‘ main broker had prepared a very big message to give. huge and serious divergence remain, in particular, ireland and northern ireland. now we are waiting for the uk white paper and i hope it will contain workable and realistic proposals. but the very, very, very long night of talks that became 5am in the morning was dominated by the stresses and strains of migration around the mediterranean. then, a deal pushed by italy emerged, eventually with support of the others. not clear if it will give enough relief to angela merkel, in deep trouble on the issue at home. but the eu's frustrated with what they see as britain's lack
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of decisions on brexit. it sounds, though, like the prime minister is irritated right back. we are ready to intensify and accelerate the pace of negotiations. i want to see that from the european commission and the european union. but by sunrise, it was all quiet on the british front. theresa may had been and gone and it's that relative silence, as the eu sees it, that frustrates them so. gathering again, they mulled over the state of play. 0ne government source said this is a prolonged finger wagging exercise but insiders suggest there is real despair among the member states. this time next week, the cabinet at home will be locked away in their own talks, trying to resolve once and for all what will the relationship with the eu really be? the best friends orjust respectful neighbours? there's a great deal of work ahead. and the most difficult tasks are still unresolved.
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if you want to reach a deal in october we need great progress. this is the last call to lay cards on the table. then again... a simple message. "we can't wait any more." european voices can shout ever louder but the coming drama for theresa may is the one that awaits her at home. can she solve, in just seven days, the contradictions that the tories have struggled with for two long years? do you think theresa may will be able to resolve the differences in her cabinet? yes. and what happens if she does not? she will. "she will?" why are you confident when... because i know her. so you trust that she will be able to get her party together? i was always trusting the british. yet the eu's frustrated, hanging around for britain. in a week, we should know what they are waiting for. laura kuenssberg, bbc news, brussels. nearly 30 years after britain's worst sporting
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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. four other men will also face trial in connection with the disaster and its aftermath. judith moritz reports. nearly 30 years since david duckenfield was in charge at hillsborough, he'll now appear in the dock of a criminal court. it is the first time that anyone has been charged with the deaths of 95 liverpool fans who were killed when the terraces at the sheffield ground became overcrowded during an fa cup semi—final in 1989. mr duckenfield is accused of failing to take reasonable care for their safety, and it's alleged that amounts to gross negligence. 96 supporters were crushed. the youngest, a boy of 10. the oldest, a pensioner of 67.
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the match commander can only be charged in connection with 95 of the fans. for legal reasons, he can't be prosecuted for the death of the final victim, tony bland. we are unable to charge the manslaughter of anthony bland, the 96th casualty, 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 then imposed to prevent him being put on trial again. now, that order has been lifted. four other men will also stand trial. graham mackrell, former sheffield wednesday club secretary, is charged with breaching health and safety and safety at sport ground legislation. separately, two senior police officers, donald denton and alan foster, and a solicitor, peter metcalf, are accused of perverting the course ofjustice by amending police statements in the wake of the disaster. former chief constable sir norman bettison has applied to stop
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the proceedings against him. his case has been adjourned until august. some of those bereaved by hillsborough were at court today to watch the ruling. they will be back again when the first trial gets under way. those facing charges will now be split into separate trials. trial one, with defendants, david duckenfield and graham mackrell, is expected to start in september. trial two, of those accused of amending police statements, should then follow on at the start of next year. judith moritz, bbc news, preston. you are watching bbc news. 0ur headlines: just hours after reaching a deal, european leaders disagree about who should take in and process migrants coming into europe. the world trade war escalates, as canada imposes billions of dollars worth of tariffs on american goods in response to president trump's steel duties. as more protests and rallies are planned across the united states over the weekend against
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the president's immigration policy, migrants who were separated from their children are still waiting to see them again. more than 2,000 children were taken away when their parents illegally crossed into the united states. that is before donald trump signed an executive order to stop the practice. in this special report, our north america correspondent aleem maqbool has been given access to a centre in el paso, texas, housing recently released immigrant parents, only to find they still haven't been reunited with their children. phone rings. this is where parents wait by the phone, desperate for news of their children. they were taken away from them by us immigration officials. all they've been given in return is a number to call. but yessica still hasn't even been told where her six—year—old son, marcelo, is. translation: what they've done is horrible.
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i've had no information, and it's been more than 50 days. i call, and no—one tells me anything. i can't sleep. i wake up and my heart's beating so fast, i can't even breathe. yessica is still being monitored, but she is one of the first released from jail since donald trump's policy of separating migrant parents from their children started. there was a lot of publicity surrounding the release of this group of parents, but none has as yet been reunited with their child. unfortunately, some of the parents were led to believe that, when that bus arrived here, that their children were going to be inside waiting for them. and that was tragic, that some of them had been led to believe that by officers who had the responsibility
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of processing them. that is not the way that it works. you need to understand that there are over 100 facilities throughout the us that are presently detaining over 10,000 minor children. as it stands, immigrants are within their rights to claim asylum in the us, and then have their cases assessed. undoubtedly, and it may have been part of the calculation, what the last few weeks have done is make people think twice about coming to america, however difficult their situation at home. do you regret trying to come to the usa? translation: of course i do, a lot. never did i imagine it was going to be like this, that they would take our kids. our children are not to blame for anything. donald trump has announced that no more immigrant parents will be separated from their children, but that just means whole families are detained together, and for longer. well, the american government has
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now asked its military to prepare areas on its bases where thousands of migrants can be detained, including here at fort bliss. and, far from feeling that this crisis is over, human rights groups are now even more worried about the next phase of donald trump's immigration policy could look like. aleem maqbool, bbc news, in el paso, texas. a firefighter who went on a personal rescue mission to save a 12—year—old girl trapped alone in grenfell tower has told the public inquiry that he cried every day for a month after the fire. david badillo recounted in heartbreaking detail how he tried to rescuejessica urbano ramirez from the 20th floor. from the inquiry, tom symonds reports. there was only one easy way up and down grenfell tower. the lift worked. but firefighters quickly found they were unable to control where it stopped. yet, for david badillo, it became a way to possibly save a life.
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i saw a little 12—year—old girl on her own and, you know, ijust wanted to go and get her out. jessica urbano ramirez‘s flat was on the 20th floor. would it be right to say that you were on a personal rescue mission? yeah. he'd been given the keys and he went up in the lift. he told no—one what he was doing. the doors opened and a big rush of black smoke filled the lift. he was five floors short. what did you think of that? that i'm in trouble here. somehow he managed to get down the stairs. but then, amid the chaos on the ground, david badillo grabbed breathing gear and went back in, with colleagues, up
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the stairs to jessica's flat. it was a bigger room with a big window, and the whole window was an orange flame, on the outside. jessica wasn't there. he never found her. she didn't survive. and there was another difficult question. did you knock on the door or shout to anybody who might be inside flat 175? that flat next door to jessica's. to the family of the people in flat 175, i was looking for another girl. i didn't know there was anyone in there. that's all right. but his witness statement made clear the overwhelming challenges he faced. the firefighters‘ radios often failed to work. at critical times, they couldn't send crucial messages, and tonight, the fire brigades union has said that fire services need to improve communications.
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tom symonds, bbc news at the grenfell tower inquiry. all this week we have been reporting on 70 years of the national health service, and hearing from the doctors and nurses that are an integral part of it. but around 40% of the nhs workforce are non—medical staff, such as porters, cooks, and maintenance workers. adina campbell has been to meet some of them. i like myjob very much. and the job that i do every day is to help patients, meeting people, and talk to people. it must be quite tough at times, though, seeing people when they've lost someone, or when they've been given some very hard news. a tough pill to swallow, when it comes to their own health or someone else's health. oh, yes, because i have witnessed a lot of relatives, when they lose someone. it's not easy. sometimes we porters have to try and talk to the relatives,
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console them, you know, give them a good word of advice. i think the nhs is made up of many cogs, and we all try to make the nhs turn in one way or another, so we all have a vital role. in terms ofjob satisfaction levels, for you doing this role, you've been doing it for a very long time. yeah, too long! is it rewarding? yes, it is. i suppose just the fact that when you hand post to patients, or staff, and see their smile, and you see the fact that they are excited, that is quite rewarding. without electricians, without fitters, without porters, without domestics, cleaners, you know, the nhs wouldn't run. if there's not a power supply, a ward doesn't open. how has yourjob role changed over the last 25 years? it's changed quite a bit, 'cause technology changed. we used to primarily have steam generators that would supply the heating.
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now we've moved to gas boilers. when i've done my role, i can see it working. the lights are back on, the power's back on, the heating's back on, the refrigeration, the air conditioning is back on. that's quite good. can you see yourself doing this for another 25 years? if my body allows me. yes, yes — it'd be nice. the bbc has apologised to its presenter carrie gracie for paying her less than male colleagues, and will award her back—pay. carrie gracie publically resigned as china editor injanuary when she learnt she was paid substantially less than her male counterparts. she now says she will donate the funds to a gender equality charity. 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. let me just show you some unusual video from the united states,
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and what has got to be one of the more unusual 911 calls the emergency services have received. just to explain what is going on, apparently the man's ex—girlfriend was allegedly behind the wheel. the pair had an argument about who will use the car. the man eventually made it off the bonnet, and the driver was arrested and charged with culpable negligence. they were interviewed and his advice
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was you have to be careful who you fall in love with. coming up: the latest headlines. first the weather, with ben rich. hello there. for the fifth consecutive day, temperatures in the uk got above 30 degrees on friday, and there could be more to come over the weekend. still plenty of heat, plenty of sunshine, butjust the chance for the odd downpour, particularly on sunday. because, if we look back at the recent satellite picture, you can see this area of cloud that's just been swirling around across iberia. this more unsettled weather is going to drift its way northwards, clipping into the south—west as we go into sunday. but for saturday, we're gonig to be drawing in some very warm airfrom the near continent. so those temperatures are going to stay very high. we start the day between 11 and 15 degrees. notice a bit more in the way of cloud rolling its way in from the north sea. that could take a little while to break up through the morning, so if you're out and about through the first part of the day, could be a bit of cloud around, but the sunshine will get to work
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and there will be lots of it as we get into the afternoon. blue skies, strong sunshine with high uv levels, high pollen levels as well. and as far as the temperatures go, look at the extent of the orange shades on our temperature chart — widely in the mid—to—high 20s, some spots, perhaps to the west of london, maybe west wales, again could get up to 30 degrees. a little bit cooler, perhaps, for some of these north sea coastal areas. now, as we through saturday night, notice the way that the orange colours try to hold on down towards the south. whereas the last few nights have been cool and fresh, saturday night into sunday morning will be a little bit more muggy, a little more humid. 16 there in cardiff and in london. not as muggy further north, nine there in newcastle. but we are going to see more in the way of muggy air wafting its way in from the near continent as we go on into sunday. also this area of low pressure that's starting to churn its way towards the south—west of the country. so here we could see some showers across the south—west of england, into wales, maybe the midlands, maybe northern ireland.
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also a weak frontal system, which could bring rain into north—west scotland. but everywhere else sunny skies again, and remember that warm and humid air — the orange colours getting deeper, really, across the south—eastern areas. temeprature on sunday afternoon in london up to around 31 degrees. some spots in the south—east could get to 32. but even further north — birmingham, manchester — likely to hit 30 degrees. and then we get into the new working week. low pressure still churning around to the south. so the odd shower in southern and particularly south—western areas but, broadly speaking, high pressure remains in charge so there will be lots more dry weather, lots more sunshine, lots more heat. temperatures still close to 30 degrees, butjust the odd shower at times towards the south—west. this is bbc world news. the headlines: at a summit in brussels, there's been disagreement about how to implement a deal to control migration from outside the eu, just hours after it was signed. france and austria have already ruled out hosting secure centres for migrants, a central plank of the agreement.
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donald tusk has issued a last call for the uk to lay its cards on the table. canada has responded to president trump's tariffs on steel with retaliatory duties on more than $12 billion worth of american goods. the canadian tariffs, which come into effect on sunday, target us steel, aluminium, and consumer goods ranging from orange juice to toilet paper. now on bbc news, in a few minutes it'll be time for newswatch. but first, here's click.
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