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this is bbc news, i'm ros atkins in turnberry full stop, stop is spending his finalfull full stop, stop is spending his final full day full stop, stop is spending his finalfull day in the uk here full stop, stop is spending his final full day in the uk here off the golf resort which he owns. and inevitably he chose to play golf earlier accompanied by an enormous amount of security personnel, but also from a distance by protesters who booed him and shouted at him. at one stage he waved back to them, acknowledging their presence. turnberry not the only place where we have seen protests. there were protests in london and also as you can see here in edinburgh. we will get the latest on all of the different protests around the country in the next few minutes. and i'm chris rogers —— the other main stories on bbc news: a father of one of the boys rescued from a cave in thailand speaks to the bbc —— the boys will be allowed to leave hospital later this week. they must have feared they would die in that cave. yes, because children are not like adults. they cannot
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control their emotions in the same way. with all the darkness, some of them must have been crying. police in wilshire recover more than 400 items and samples in connection with the poisoning of dawn sturgess and charlie rowley, who were exposed to the nerve agent novichok. donald trump prides himself on being unpredictable, so you will never be sure what each day will bring, and as with many times before the first real development of the day came on twitter with the president sending a series of messages, one criticising some us media. we have heard that many times before. he also gave us his first comment on those
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indictments announced yesterday in the us of 12 russian intelligence officials who were accused of hacking the democratic party in the run—up to the election. the president was fiercely critical of the obama administration, saying why didn't you will do more to stop this? he did not criticise russia for the fact it's being accused of trying to disrupt american democracy. no word on twitter at least from the president on what he made of all those discussions on the uk, us trade deal which will need to be signed once brexit happens. although perhaps he reflected that given how many different accounts of its position and we got yesterday he would perhaps give us a break today in terms of what to make of what he wa nts to in terms of what to make of what he wants to happen with brexit and what he wants from that trade deal. those we re he wants from that trade deal. those were the elements woods were uncertain. there were things on which we could be a bit more certain, the wind always blows here in turnberry and it is blowing on a bright sunny, summer afternoon. we also knew a certain donald trump would play golf and here he did. here are some pictures of earlier. and we were certain that protesters
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would turn out to object the fact he's visiting scotland and i think more importantly to object to some of the policies which these protesters take issue with. what has been interesting over the last 48 hours if the different protest groups have wished to emphasise different things, so we've had people raising his zero tolerance policy on the border with mexico. we've had others raising alleged racism among donald trump's supporters. we have had others talking about immigration, his presence here has united a lot of people in their opposition to him. as he will see in this report from katrina. protesters are calling today a festival of resistance, a national demonstration. here in edinburgh, more than 10,000 people are expected to gather on president trump's second day in scotland. the president had only been at his hotel for about 20 minutes last night. he was out on the terrace, admiring the sunset, when, in an astonishing breach of security, a protesterflew
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into view — breaching the no—fly zone, getting within yards of president trump. the reaction was to get him indoors, but even that was not immediate. police are still looking for the pilot. as a result of us doing what we did, trump actually saw a protester in the flesh, instead of having to watch them just on television. we thought it was really important, but we did tell police we were on oui’ way, we gave them a 10—15 minute warning. more than 5,000 police officers are on duty for the president's visit to scotland this weekend, and there is a highly visible presence. how could something so serious have happened? clearly that was a concern, it was a concern to us and to the security around the president, and there's no doubt that the individual responsible for piloting that powered parachute put themselves in danger as well as a result of that. there is an air exclusion zone in place, it is a criminal offence to breach that.
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they will be hoping there will be no repeat performance of this today. mr trump has a close personal bond with scotland, but disagreements over everything from his policies over migrants to renewable energy have led to a tetchy political relationship with the scottish government. he is not expected to meet the first minister this time. the protests that have happened so far do not impress the trade secretary, hoping to forge a free—trade agreement with america after brexit. i don't think that the protesters were an embarrassment to the government, i think they were an embarrassment to themselves. i think when you have the president of the united states, the leader of the free world, being greeted with signs that say, "go home, we hate you", i don't think that reflects the genuine good manners and hospitality of the british people. i think his remarks are frankly
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embarrassing for a cabinet minister to say that. he lives in a democracy where people have a right to free speech, a right to demonstrate and a right to express themselves. donald trump has tweeted that he hopes to be out on the golf course later. he has described this as one of his favourite places to relax. but inside the hotel, he and his senior advisers will be preparing for next week's summit with vladimir putin. joining me is bbc scotland's political editor, brian taylor. just within the last two minutes nicola sturgeon has been speaking to the bbc. we are starting to get details. what has she been saying? she was speaking at a pride march in glasgow where she was the marshall insight are we back charge of the march. it was implicit in intending —— attending the march rather than being here that she was criticising donald trump. she made that explicit speaking to the crowd addressing
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donald trump think scotland welcomes diversity, scotland welcomes respect and in an interview afterward she made clear she was not attempting to criticise the office of the president. she certainly was not seeking to criticise the united states, but she was criticising him as an individual and in terms of individual policies. you wonder if that distinction is perhaps lost on donald trump who as we know has been irritated by the deterioration of his relationship with the scottish government. it is said in one report that he hates nicola sturgeon. she has to be cautious, because as we are reminded only yesterday by the secretary of state and the uk government, the united states is colin's single biggest overseas export market. £4.8 billion worth of goods, whiskey and all the rest sold nicola sturgeon is treading carefully, criticising the president overfor carefully, criticising the president over for example the environment over for example the environment over immigration certainly where scotla nd ta kes over immigration certainly where scotland takes an approach to try to welcome people, to come to the
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shores. at the same time she is trying to stress that she remains an admirer of the us and admire entire above those of the presidency —— office of the presidency.” above those of the presidency —— office of the presidency. i wonder if this is a frustration for nick wood surgeon. her party... she's having to watch the nature of the uk's trading relationship with america be fundamentally shifted by brexit which she does not want and renegotiated not by the government here in scotland, but by the uk government in westminster. as you know there has been quite an enormous row about that as the bill for departing from the european union with the house of commons. scotla nd union with the house of commons. scotland and scottish government tried to regain control over areas which are already devolved to the scottish government such as agriculture and fisheries, westminster saying know those have to be in the initial period retained and westminster and the guns are among the scots and nicola sturgeon is because that is to do a trade deal with america that might allow circumstances might allow a set of proposals that would not necessarily
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be welcome to scotland. can we ask you about bees protest and how representative they are, because of the nature of them they get more media coverage and someone sitting at home nodding approvingly of donald trump, he sought millions of millions of dollars into scotland via his top organisation by this resort and another one on the east coast of scotland —— trout organisation. do you think there are quite a few spots were not shouting about it but approve of what he has done? i think there will be some who will approve of what he's done but there'll be those who take to the streets but also those that homework rates as well. they will hear the support he has for scotland, his mother came from here, from the isle of lewis. they will see the investment that has been made here at turnberry and also add many in the northeast, but they will perhaps put that against their views of him asa put that against their views of him as a person and some of the policies which he espouses. if the balance i've always been politics as always in life, to be made, but certainly the speakers speaking against him are very, very vociferous indeed. thank you. ryan is the political
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editor of bbc scotland. he will be able to plea that interview with the first minister nicola sturgeon talking to the bbc in the coming hours —— we will be able to play you the interview. if you want more background or detail or analysis of donald trump's trip to the uk and europe because he has that hugely important nato summit be court to lead before coming here and tomorrow he travel to helsinki and had a meeting vladimir putin, you can find all of the bbc‘s beginning journalist —— big hitting journalist offering their analysis on the website will stop the address is bbc .com/ news. whether you approve of donald trump being in the uk or not, i doubt you've managed to avoid that huge inflatable balloon depicting the president as an orange baby wearing a nappy. it featured at parliament square yesterday during the antitrust protest and it was shipped north of the border today to ta ke
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shipped north of the border today to take part —— anti—trout protest and it was at the meadows, a park in the centre of edinburgh. as you can see whatever goes up does have to come down and it had to be packed away. there's been a few tweets from people in america saying can we have agoon people in america saying can we have a go on this as well. i don't know whether the person behind the balloon intends to continue to use it beyond donald trump's visit but it beyond donald trump's visit but it certainly featured in edinburgh. i also want to show you this smaller process in london earlier. —— smaller protest. yesterday we had big ones, as smaller of there in support of donald trump and bbc reporters who visited say there were a number of science at that protest in support of tommy robinson, a far right leader in the uk —— the number of signs, he's currently serving a prison term. some people turning out in favour of donald trump, know that. also turning to some analysis i got that. also turning to some analysis igota that. also turning to some analysis i got a little earlier from katrina stuart hooper —— katrina stuart hooper is for the herald newspaper in scotland and i've been talking to
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her about the scottish context to donald trump's visit. i think nicola sturgeon has been very clear in her position with regards donald trump. last year she said that theresa may should rescind the offer of a state visit for mr trump to scotland. she has used very strong language to describe her feelings about the american president. i would have liked to have seen a meeting between the two of them. i don't think she would have held her width in any regards in speaking with him, and that's probably been something has put mr trump off meeting. he isa he is a misogynist. he's not going to take very kindly to being told what to do by a female first minister. i think though today given the fact that she's leading at the pride march in glasgow she's really voted with herfeet and made it quite clear how she feels about donald trump. do you think this is all rather embarrassing for the scottish national party, because if we go back a few years they were incredibly supportive of donald trump's interest in developing to golf resorts, in particular the one
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on the aberdeenshire coast? you have to go back quite a while for that. yes, there was quite a bromance between alex salmond and donald trump when donald trump was a reality tv star with deep pockets. he was promising to come here, create thousands of jobs, invest billions in scotland. that never happened, and that relationship soured around about 2014 with donald trump tweeting that alex salmon was maybe the worst leader that the free world has seen, which is a nice bit of foreshadowing there. but as i say, nicola sturgeon is a very different case. her relationship with donald trump has always been different, so no, i don't think this is an embarrassment for the snp. i think the media response, the public response and the political response in scotland have been quite in tune. i'm curious though, that you think it would have been better for her to have met donald trump. of course that rests on the fact that the president would
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have extended the invitation, but do you think there is a risk here that she could have scored more political points and more effectively gotten her point across if she had sought that meeting rather more forcefully? yes, and as i say i do think that it would have been good for her to meet with him. you saw recently he met with the netherlands prime minister who gave him very short shrift and i think nicola sturgeon would have done the same thing. thanks to katrina for that. katrina was talking about nicola sturgeon attending that pride event earlier. here is the first minister speaking at it. scotland and the united states are long—standing allies and friends with family, cultural or economic ties between our country border kleyman both long—standing and strong are willing to the future regardless of who is first minister and whose president of the us. that is what matters. that relationship
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is what matters. that relationship is one that is based on values and it is those values that are most important. you think there's an onus on you to reach out to donald trump? i will meet with the president of united states if that opportunity arises, but i think any relationship between any two leaders has to be one that is is based on respect and honesty, and i'm sure the president andl honesty, and i'm sure the president and i would have much to talk about, about the links and relationship between our two countries but it's important to recognise where we disagree, and many people in scotland and across the uk, we have seen that over the past couple of days, take strong objection to some of the policies of the donald trump administration, the treatment of minorities and women or most importantly the separation of migrant children from their parents. i think it's important that we don't have diplomatic silences around those things, that we all have the ability to speak out. what do you make of his comments on brexit?” think probably donald trump's comments on brexit underlined the difficulty of the situation the prime minsterand difficulty of the situation the prime minster and the uk government
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are in. it makes no sense to me that we are about to turn our back on the single market and free trade amongst 27 different countries while at the same time putting all of the x in the basket over trading with america. where i think many people know what some of the price of that would be. so, that is one of the reasons why i want to see the uk stay in the single market. yes, of course trade with other parts of the world is important too, but trade with all the european —— with the european market is fundamental. are you concerned about security implications of the parent letter getting that close to donald trump? i'm sure the police will be looking at all aspects over security over the weekend. it's important the police keep the president safe while he is in scotland, and i would pay tribute to police who have been working very hard not just to keep the president safe, but to make sure that people do have the ability, the democratic ability, to make their voices heard and our police do a fantasticjob. joining me now is murray leith from the university of the west of scotland.
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interesting to hear the birds minister trying to make a distinction between the office of the president and the man who currently holds it. i'm not convinced these distinctions will be registering with those within the trump administration who after all, let's state the obvious convert represent the american electorate. yes, but she's probably not speaking to them. she's attempting to speak directly to the american people. there are millions of americans who identify strongly with scotland, many are from scotland and from scottish families, and those are the people she speaking to and those of the people she wants to get her message across to. we know tour resumes hugely important to the scottish, me and there is evidence ofa scottish, me and there is evidence of a behind us, why donald trump that so many millions into turnberry. do you think those involved in scottish tourism are concerned it's becoming politicized, that scotland is becoming a player within the donald trump story? perhaps, and that is why she's been very careful in the message she's
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presenting. today she's attempting to ensure that does not happen. i think many people will pay attention to that. people of scotland for reasons other than politics. they love our history, our culture and they love golf, and that is why they come. we heard her say it donald trump wanted to talk we can have an honest conversation, but in reality we know if you are to get face time with the president you will probably have to make him feel good before he makes time for you. she has not made that effort. do you think that was a strategic mistake? possibly, but it was a mistake that was made quite some time ago. of course she fired him as an ambassador for the global scott ward nation two years ago, so —— global scott organisation. because of some of the policies he was promoting? , billing which used as well when he was running for president and some of issues that arose from his previous behaviour. so at that point the relationship was quite badly damaged already. i doubt they will be sending each other christmas cards. in terms of the protests we have seen, i talked
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about this earlier with brian taylor. i'm always wary when i'm covering protests of making them represent more than perhaps they do, simply because they are more visible than everyone else who is not protesting. what is your reading of where public opinion is on this? there is no doubt there are plenty of people in scotland who are very unhappy with donald trump, we seen evidence of that. we won't discount those people that do support him though, and he has a core of support in scotland and in the uk as a whole, but it is clearly a minority. when you consider that all the major political parties in scotland are the conservative party have denounced his visit and when snp and labour agree on something that shows you how strongly they feel about it. good to talk to you. thank you very much indeed. the nature of donald trump's trip to europe has been multifaceted starting with the nato summit with the president lambasting the european members of nato for not spending more on defence. he then shifted to the uk and you know about
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the drama that played out yesterday with the interview in the sun sank theresa may's her position on brexit would kill off the process of any uk trade deal only to save the direct opposite of the hours later during the press conference. today i guess the press conference. today i guess the focus has turned to scotland and how scottish politics fits within the brexit process and fit within donald trump's relationship with the uk. the final element of the strip, the one actually donald trump that might be the easiest, but we shall see, is that tomorrow mr trump will be his resort here in turnberry, travel to an airport close to glasgow and fly to helsinki because on monday he meets vladimir putin, the russian president. that summit has no released agenda. we don't have specific reasons for why it's been called beyond donald trump's desire to try to improve relations with russia. it will be fascinating to see how both men approached it, and come tomorrow i suspect donald trump's advisors and the media will
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start to focus on that final element of this trip. thank you for that. ross atkins with the latest for us. the headlines on bbc news: president trump's visit to the uk continues as he plays a round of golf at turnberry. the boys rescued from a cave in thailand will be allowed to leave hospital later this week. police in wiltshire recover more than 400 items and samples in connection with the poisoning of dawn sturgess and charlie rowley, who were exposed to the nerve agent novichok. let's bring you up—to—date with some of those stories. starting with the 12 boys rescued from a flooded cave complex in northern thailand are expected to be released from hospital next thursday. thailand's health minister told reporters that the boys and their coach were in good spirits following the dramatic rescue that finished on tuesday. the health ministry released this footage of the team saying what they're looking forward to once they get home. translation: i'm nick, i'm healthy.
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i want to eat crispy pork and roasted pork. thank you for helping and supporting us. i'm healthy. i want to eat basil crispy pork rice. thank you for your concern for us. i'm mick. i'm strong. thank you for being concerned. thank you for coming to help us. don't worry, now we are safe. and our correspondent martin patience has been speaking to the father of one of the boys, who says he cannot wait to be reunited with his son. translation: he said it was an enormous struggle inside the cave. it was of course dark and there was no food. they drank the water dripping from the roof of the cave. the coach got them to meditate every day. it created a tight group, and they all stayed together. they must have feared that they were going to die in that cave.
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yes, because children are not like adults. they cannot control their emotions in the same way. with all the darkness, some of them must have been crying. i think many of them were afraid of the dark. what is the first thing you want to do when he gets out of hospital? when he comes out of the hospital i want to hug him and tell him that love him very much. and we need to celebrate his birthday and have hot pot for him, because that is what he will want to eat, and to have a cake, a big cake so that he is happy. the israeli military has launched a wave of air strikes against dozens of militant targets in the gaza strip in retaliation for mortar and rocket fire into israel from the palestinian territory. palestinian health officials say that two people have been killed and 12 more have been wounded by an air strike in gaza city. footage show a series of loud explosions in gaza city and plumes
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of smoke rising into the air. the israeli ambulance service says three israelis have been wounded by shrapnel from a rocket. here, over 400 items, samples and exhibits have been recovered by police as part of the ongoing investigation into the poisoning of a couple with novichok. detectives say the substance which killed dawn sturgess, and left charlie rowley in hospital, had been in a small bottle found at his house in amesbury. scotland yard says it doesn't know where the bottle came from, and says it can't guarantee that there isn't any more of the substance left. our correspondent, jon ironmonger has been in salisbury — earlier i asked him what this means with regard to the safety of the public. well, the bottle is being named as the source of the contamination which poisoned charlie rowley and dawn sturgess, so in that sense it is reassuring for the public because it suggests that there may be no other sources of novichok in the natural environment around here. ijust want to pick up on something
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you set at the start. there has been an update from the met police which is leading the investigation into both poisonings, the one in amesbury and salisbury and it said some really fascinating light on the painstaking task faced by officers who have been collecting evidence at the crime scene. the counterterror leaders that it is no exaggeration to say that the search process has been one of the most complex and he says that during the difficult that uk policing has ever faced, and he says that during the past two weeks since the poisoning in amesbury a total of 400 exhibits have been recovered of which a significant number are potentially contaminated and have been passed to scientists at porton down for intensive down for intensive testing. and he praises the bravery and dedication of forensics teams who spend long periods of plying and taking protective equipment.
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they can only spend 15 to 30 minutes at each of the crime scene because of the risks faced by heat exhaustion for the hot weather we have been having. wimbledon has a new champion after the german angelique kerber ended hopes of a fairytale comeback for serena williams on centre court. the 11th there it is now. she tumbles to the centre court turf. not a win for serena williams but her first title for angelique kerber. the 11th seed beat williams 6—3, 6—3, to secure her third career grandslam title. serena williams was hoping to win her 24th grandslam title, just ten months after giving birth to her daughter, 0lympia. belgium have beaten england 2—nil to finish third in the world cup in russia. it's belgium's best—ever finish at a world cup. this was the two countries' second meeting at this year's competition, following a 1—0 win for belgium in the group stage. ashley john—ba ptiste has been gauging reaction in st petersberg.
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fans are making their way home, mr of fans. not as many england fans but many russians and supporting either side. —— not as many in fans. what expectations did you have of the squad before the start of the world cup? we have done ourselves proud. we have done good. no disappointment at the result today? not for me. i agree. it would have been nice to see them win but at the end of the day we have got as far as we could go and it's nice to say that they've gotten to the third—place playoffs. how good is that from last year? we have definitely made an improvement. we have done good. of course a young squad. what expectations did you have
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of the squad before the start of the world cup? i would probably say the quarterfinals. the usual for england, but i think those yorkshire lads in the defence, they have sorted it out for us and for years' time we will come back. for years, qatar, what do you think? how can the squad improve over the next four years? for me they will have time to learn about themselves and how they are playing together. they got four years now to grow as a team. and hopefully it'll show off. we have the euros, hopefully that will be a nice build on to what qatar has to offer. of course, not as many england fans here, what do you make of the fans right now? -- the fan turnout. it has been absolutely brilliant. the russian people excelled, nothing like i thought they would be. really friendly. really nice place to be. absolutely fantastic place to be. did you have any concerns before coming out? lots.
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trouble, violence, all the usual things. basically what the media had portrayed residue be. —— russia to be. it is nothing like that. absolutely beautiful place. fantastic place and people. there you have it, the two leaving with their heads held high proud of how this england squad have performed during this world cup —— it's taken two years to build at a cost of more than 200 million pounds; now britain's new polar research ship has finally made it in to the water. the rrs sir david attenborough, which was nearly named boaty mcboatface, was launched into the river mersey this afternoon by the man himself. 0ur science correspondent victoria gill has more. 3, 2, 1. launch. years of work leading to this momentous splash. britain's ten—tonne polar research ship afloat for the very first time in the river mersey. it was famed for the public‘s decision to name it boaty mcboatface, but the vessel now bears a far more celebrated name.
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building the 129—metre rrs sir david attenborough has taken 1 million individual pieces of steel and 450 km of wire. and while she's not the biggest vessel to be built here on the mersey, this ship is unique. as well as onboard laboratories for the 60 scientists who will work aboard, the ship has giant, hugely insulated freezers to contain and keep safe frozen sa m ples from the planet's polar regions. the sir david attenborough is the most technologically advanced research vessel ever built in this country, and because of her size they've had to wait for the highest tide to get her into the river mersey, but she's destined for much more extreme environments. this is how the ship will look when the real exploration begins, and the captain himself has had a hand in preparing his vessel for some genuinely uncharted territory.


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