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the city of london's access to the european market after brexit, saying theresa may's latest financial services plan would rob the eu of its decision—making autonomy. and, finally, could the writing be on the wall for libraries? in an article for forbes magazine, one journalist writes that amazon should start opening their own bookstores in all local communities. the argument made is that, if you replace local libraries, you will save taxpayers lots of money, and also enhancing the value of amazon's stock. i suppose it depends. if you are an amazon shareholder it would be a good idea. with me is kulveer ranger, who's vice president of strategy and communication at atos. good morning. let's start with arab news and interesting, this passage to safety for the white helmets from international request from israel
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and jordan to allow them passage. you are absolutely right, these guys have been called the syrian civil defence and they have helped literally thousands of people in war—torn syria. they act independently. it appears as assad gets a bigger grip on the situation he can target these people as well in terms of saying whether he feels whose side they are on, he is saying they are involved with some of the terrorists, or not on his side and it is increasingly difficult and dangerous for these people and his family dangerous for these people and his —— their families. not dangerous for these people and his —— theirfamilies. not only dangerous for these people and his —— their families. not only have israel and jordan helped get them out, also support from the uk, germany and the us, so unprecedented alignment to say, we need to help these guys. it is sad to hear that only 422 of the 600 who were aiming to be got out have got out. but they will be relocated, them and their families, because they have done a lot to help a lot of people in
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war—torn syria. lot to help a lot of people in war-torn syria. and i suppose that underlines just how much concerned there is for their safety that there is talk of them being resettled in germany and elsewhere so that they are completely out of the region, germany, britain and canada, in three months. these people have been helping, they are first aid, the evidence is there. itjust shows the situation in syria where they are being forced out and the real question is who helps the people they have been helping? of course there are people left behind who still need that medical assistance andindeed still need that medical assistance and indeed questions it raises as well. let's move on to the daily telegraph. i suppose a moral discussion, debate, questioned this raises, seemingly, if this document is accurate, correct, britain perhaps stepping back on its objection to the death penalty to
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allow these isial members —— isil faces to potentially face this in the us. there is a question about the us. there is a question about the death penalty, about going through due process in the us, and a question about intelligence provided, by uk intelligence to the us on these horrendous terrorists and then the question of whether they will be held in guantanamo without charge for a permanent incarceration. there are a number of questions being raised about this. i just want to make clear this is quite an emotional story. and i know there is a shorthand reference people have been using for these terrible individuals. i am not going to use this reference. instead i would like to mention... the danger is it sort of not trivialises, but it lessens the impact. you are absolutely right. these are the guys
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who beheaded usjournalist absolutely right. these are the guys who beheaded us journalist james foley, a british aid worker david haynes, and alan henning, and also held 20 western hostages and tortured most of them between 2014-15. tortured most of them between 2014—15. absolutely heinous crimes. that is where the motion comes in. we have to look at how these people are tried, how they are held and what happens to them. let's not forget what they did. indeed. this is covered in the telegraph. i am sure it will be followed up in other papers as well. this is in the straits times on trade, us and eu refusing to back down. i suppose they might have been a hope that there might be a glimmer of an end to the trade row, which might have flickered its eyes at the g20, but alas. i heard that. it was good to hear that they were coming together
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to talk. that is great. but it doesn't seem like there has been much movement here. the us, america first strategy, tariffs holding firm and they are saying that they do and what tariffs or barriers and they don't want government subsidies. that is the hard line that the us and donald trump is taking on international trade. he feels that there is an unfair market out there. there is a question to be asked of europe and china, how do they want to respond? europe and china, how do they want to respond ? it europe and china, how do they want to respond? it appears donald trump is taking the moral ground on this. it is quite a blunt instrument, the ta riffs it is quite a blunt instrument, the tariffs he imposed, 25% on steel, 10% on aluminium, this can impact global gdp. and christine lagard, the head of the imf, said this is going to hurt global gdp, not the tariffs, but this tension, i don't wa nt to tariffs, but this tension, i don't want to call it a tariff war, i don't want to over dramatise it, but there is a tariff tension at the moment and we need more conversation between these guys to look where
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they want to go rather than hold their position. the thing is, it seems president trump had a way of dealing with the unfair practices from china if he had gone ahead with the two big partnerships, the trans—pacific the two big partnerships, the tra ns—pacific partnership the two big partnerships, the trans—pacific partnership and the transatlantic trade and investment partnership, it would have created two blocks of free—trade areas that china would have had to adjust trade practices that it wanted to be part of, orface being isolated, yet he stepped back from both of them. he stepped back from both of them. he stepped back from both of them. he stepped back because when he looked at the detail over those deals, from his perspective they were not good deals for the states and why not? he wa nts to deals for the states and why not? he wants to grow the local economy in the us, and thejobs he promised to the us, and thejobs he promised to the americans. and he couldn't see those deals sitting alongside those promises, so he has to move the deals around and hence open up this conversation around tariffs. plenty
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to talk about in terms of international trade and plenty of questions around how britain's all important services sector will continue, or try to continue, accessing eu markets after brexit. the plans that are being put up seem to be rejected by brussels. yes. i just said it is not about tarifa warspite in the brexit conversation, access to the financial city of london is a battleground —— tariff wars, but in the brexit conversation. i want to check the reporting, the ft, the bastion of british press, reported this story of what barnier said in a private meeting, but it uses two sources and headlines say brussels throws out theresa may's brexit plan on access to the plane going forward to the eu, but if you read the final paragraph it says mr barnier was careful not to reject the white
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paper outright, and says brussels would constructively negotiate. now, we have to be clear here that there is as much at risk to the eu financial markets as there is to the city of london. the city of london does operate on the global stage. it is working with global financial markets. what ever europe thinks about this, there is an immense strength in the uk markets because of the legal standings and also the standards that are set. we talk about european standards. a lot of those standards come from the city of london. so there is a lot at sta ke for of london. so there is a lot at stake for both sides. you can see why there would be constructive discussion rather than rejection out of hand. indeed. iam discussion rather than rejection out of hand. indeed. i am sure there will be plenty more constructive discussion as the weeks and months go by. let's talk about this one in forbes. amazon could be a solution to replacing local libraries. yes. this is the duh moment, sure, why wouldn't they take over the
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libraries? they have the books and the stocks and it might help the shareholders. i was thinking about this. i haven't seen my library card in decades. i grew up at my local library. i love that my local library, that place of going, that place of knowledge and community. we have to be careful about things like this. when we commercialise community services. yes, there is taxpayer value to be had. if amazon can do this, surely google and starbucks can chip in with the technology, the nice coffee and we can have community areas which feel like community areas and notjust commercial services that then can bring benefits to the commercial side rather thanjust bring benefits to the commercial side rather than just to the people. it is good to get your thoughts. thank you very much. stay with us. plenty more still to come. see you soon. temperatures got up to 30 degrees on sunday, and the heat is going to continue over the next few days. if anything, it'll turn even hotter
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across parts of southern and south—eastern england. the temperatures may actually even get up to 33 degrees celsius. now, on the satellite picture, we have a few weather fronts moving through, but they are very, very weak. they're not bringing an awful lot of rainfall, just about nudging into north—western parts of scotland and northern ireland. to the south of that, this is where the heat is, across spain, portugal, france. in fact, all of that heat through monday will be expanding right across europe, and all the way into scandinavia, where incidentally it's been a record—breaking summer, lack of rainfall there, as well, and temperatures into the 30s — very unusual. now, cooler air is trying to tuck into north—western parts of the country, and actually, parts of scotland and northern ireland will be among the coolest places in europe over the next few days. but this is what it looks like first thing on monday morning. very warm — 20 degrees, that's the overnight low in london. i6, 17 degrees there for the lowlands of scotland and for belfast. so here's our very small, weak weather front here,
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bringing a few spots of rain. and you can see itjust pretty much falls apart, brings some rainfall to northern ireland and maybe some western isles there during the course of monday, but that's pretty much it. to the south of that, the heat is on. temperatures widely in the high 20s, and in excess of 30 degrees there in the south—east and east anglia. so a very hot day for some of us at least on monday, but not necessarily in the north—west of the country. and you can see through monday evening, it's a very slow—moving weather front. it probably will stall somewhere around the irish sea as we head into tuesday. so there is a possibility of perhaps a bit more cloud, and maybe one or two showers around northern england, possibly wales into tuesday, but that's pretty much it. it looks like that hot air will continue to pump in from the south and spread across france, germany, into scandinavia and poland as well. so we're just on the edge of the heat here, actually. that's why it's only going to be hot across these eastern counties, the midlands and the south—east. many western areas here will be under the influence of that less—hot air coming off the atlantic, but still temperatures of 20 in belfast, 2a in plymouth, and easily 30 degrees or more on tuesday.
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in fact, temperatures this week could get up to around 33 celsius. so a very hot week on the way, but further north it will be just that little bit cooler, more pleasant, with a spell of rain heading to northern ireland, i think, sometime midweek. that's it from me, bye—bye. good morning. welcome to breakfast, with dan walker and louise minchin. 0ur headlines today: a highly critical report on the uk's recycling record warns that waste sent abroad could be dumped or burned. 14 people are shot in toronto. one woman is killed and a child is in a critical condition. the gunman is also dead. a three—year—old boy seriously hurt in an acid attack leaves hospital as police appeal for help to identify three people they want to speak to. good morning. there were nearly 1,000 restaurants that went out of business last year, that's up 20% compared
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to the year before. i'm looking at what's happening. there's a nice italian to go in the claretjug. francesco molinari becomes the first from italy to win a major. he beats off woods, spieth, rory mcilroy
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