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this is the briefing. i'm sally bundock. our top story — trump diplomacy — the us president says he's ready to meet iran's leaders any time and with no preconditions. claims that north korea's building new intercontinental ballistic missiles, capable, of reaching the us, despite recent rounds of peace talks. haiti, oxfam and beyond. claims of widespread sexual exploitation and abuse across the aid sector. all eyes on the worlds most powerful central banks with the cost of borrowing expected to rise on both sides of the atlantic. but will they make their move this week? a warm welcome to the programme,
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briefing you on all you need to know in global news, business and sport. also in the programme — for european holidaymakers, this could be the last summer of free and easy travel between the uk and europe. so we're asking, how will brexit affect your travel plans, if at all? tell us what you think. just use the hashtag #bbcthebriefing. a week after donald trump lashed out at tehran in a tweet, the us president now says he'll meet iran's leaders "without preconditions". the us recently abandoned its support for the iran nuclear deal, angering many of america's allies, and further souring relations between the two countries. our north america correspondent peter bowes reports. with the us due to impose new
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sanctions on the iran injust with the us due to impose new sanctions on the iran in just over a week's time, donald trump was asked ata week's time, donald trump was asked at a news conference whether he would be prepared to read with president rouhani and under what conditions. i would certainly meet with iran if they wanted to. i don't know they want to, they are having a ha rd know they want to, they are having a hard time right now. the iran deal was ridiculous and i know they are probably going to want to meet and i am ready to meet whenever they want to foster the ita. from strength or weakness, i think it is an appropriate thing to do. ——i don't do it from strength. in a tweet, he warned president rouhani. .. it is becoming a familiar pattern. donald trump wages war of words with a hostile foreign leader and then sits down with them to talk. he threatened kim jong—un with fire and
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furious over nuclear weapons before they met and apparently became good friends. mr trump's offered to talk with president rouhani appears to be another attempt to merge a personal relationship with a foreign adversary. the us state department regards the iran as the world's key sponsor regards the iran as the world's key sponsor of international terrorism. the president wants to meet with folks to solve problems. it the iranians demonstrate a commitment to making fundamental changes in how they treat their own people, reduce maligned behaviour and agree it is horrible to enter into a nuclear agreement that prevents proliferation, the president said he is prepared to sit down and have a conversation. if such a meeting goes ahead, it will be the first between us and iranian leaders in almost a0 yea rs. us intelligence officials have warned that north korea appears to be building new ballistic missiles in spite of warming ties with the trump administration.
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the officials say they have new satellite evidence suggesting work is still taking place at a factory near pyongyang that produced the first north korean missiles capable of reaching the united states. laura bickerjoins me from seoul. what more can you tell us? just a note of caution to start off with. these were unnamed us officials who spoke to the washington post and the newsagency. reuters. they say they have knowledge of these spy cameras that flew over north korea and appeared to have images, infrared images, which show activity at the site. vehicles going in and out. there are also commercial satellite images taken from planet lab inc in
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san francisco that appeared to show two buildings going up on the site. we have two sources that appeared to say activity is continuing at one of these missile sites. the missile site that created the first missile thought to be capable of reaching the united states. what would make of it? first of all, it is a bit of a blow for donald trump. he has continued to say that the north korea problem is in the process of being sold. he even tweeted that north korea posed no threat. they are continuing, it seems, to produce some kind of activity at their missile sites. on the other hand, north korea has never said that it would stop delving missiles. it has committed to denuclearisation of the korean peninsula. these are vague promises with no details and no timetable and that is what's creating the issue. america seems to think one thing and have one interpretation of what this means an north korea may have another. all
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right, for now, thank you. laura bicker based in seoul. there has been an abject failure in the aid sector to deal with sexual abuse, according to british mps on the international development committee. their report follows revelations that a group of oxfam workers had used young prostitutes in haiti in 2011 when they were there to help the country recover from a major earthquake. our global affairs correspondent, naomi grimley has more. it was in the aftermath of 2010 haiti earthquake that of oxfam's aid workers severely compromised its much cherished values. they used young prostitutes when they were supposed to be helping the local population bounce back from a disaster. the charity did an internal investigation. they dismissed some members of the staff and let others quietly resign without properly flagging out what had happened to the authorities or
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other charities. today, mps said it wasn't an isolated episode. we have reached the conclusion that in the aids sector there has been a complacency verging, frankly, on complicity with what has happened. —— aid sector. that is because organisations have been more concerned to protect their own reputation in the sector rather than protecting victims and survivors. mps want the uk to take the lead and create a global register of aid workers to stop sexual predators entering the sector. though they admit it won't be easy to cover everyone. helen evans worked at oxfa m everyone. helen evans worked at oxfam and raised her concerns about sexual abuse. she thinks the register is a good idea. this is about protecting some of the most vulnerable individuals in the world from sexual exploitation and abuse and we have to do everything we possibly can and the public has shown that they want us to do it
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too. because, yes, but doable. oxfam has said it has now tripled its budget. to match itsjets. mps are in no doubt that after a string of accusations, it is now time for a change. let's brief you on some of the other stories making the news. at least 50,000 people have now fled their homes in california as wildfires continue to burn. at least seven people have died. officials say that firefighters have made some progress in carr but conditions are still very hot and dry. tens of thousands of firefighters have been brought in to tackle a series of blazes around the state. the last group of three hikers trapped on a volcano in indonesia following an earthquake have been rescued. hundreds were stranded on mount rinjani when their paths were blocked by landslides. the remaining hikers were airlifted out by helicopter from the crater lake a short while ago. rescue workers are now waiting with the body of a indonesian man who was killed by falling rocks.
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russian police have re—arrested four members of the activist group, pussy riot, who were jailed for 15 days for running onto the football pitch during the world cup final in moscow. they were detained immediately after they were released from prison. they've tweeted from custody, saying no new charges have been brought. it's a big week for interest rate decisions. the central banks ofjapan, the us and united kingdom will all reveal their latest monetary policy. well, thankfully we have a real expert here. jane foley, senior fx strategist, from rabo bankjoins me now. anyone in financial markets is watching all of this. they had their two—day meeting and bank ofjapan
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today to stop bank of england on thursday. a big week. this won't be a meeting that is expected to really shape the market up. the market is almost fully priced for a raise in september. it should be steady as she goes. reaffirming that. exactly. they have indicated they could hike interest rates by a total of four times this week. the third one will be in september. the market has been undecided as to whether we will get the fourth one at the end of the year. bank of england will be expected to race —— raise rates on thursday. bank of japan expected to race —— raise rates on thursday. bank ofjapan is expected to race —— raise rates on thursday. bank of japan is tweaking and not necessarily to do with banking. what does all of this mean? it isa banking. what does all of this mean? it is a sign that things are healthier, isn't it? if you look back at 2017, it was strong. better—than—expected growth in
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japan, the eurozone, the us and still have good growth in the us. we had a really good run. that means that the central banks were about to normalise policy but actually, if you go back to the start of the year, people have had to pull back some of their expectations. some central banks such as australia and new zealand probably aren't going to do anything this year. that in the uk, many would argue, why are they poised to raise rates in august when oui’ poised to raise rates in august when our economy is flagging and there are signs we are struggling? they are signs we are struggling? they are in certain sectors. the retail sector for example. if you are in certain sectors. the retail sectorfor example. if you look overall and the gdp, it looks as if it is ok. first quarter, yes. a smidgen. that data was probably why the bank of england didn't hike the rates in may. many of the central banks want to normalise. they want to ta ke banks want to normalise. they want to take us out of those really extraordinary conditions that they put in place. it is so hard to the
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bank of england to make decisions with brexit? if we have hard brexit, sterling will fall and if sterling falls, we are into more inflation a little bit like we did at the end of the referendum and if that is the case and the risk, may be the bank of england wants to put some insurance in place which will help give sterling a little bit of support, a little bit of a crush, if it the worst happens. throughout the week, it is one of my love, central bank action, call me sad. thank you very much. we are discussing how apparently some children can't speak in sentences any more. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: a crushing blow against crime in the philippines. millions of dollars of luxury vehicles are destroyed — to deter smugglers.
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the us space agency, nasa, has ordered an investigation after confirmation today that astronauts were cleared to fly while drunk. the last foot patrol in south armagh. once an everyday part of the soldier's lot — drudgery and danger — now no more after almost four decades. if one is on one's own in a private house, not doing any harm to anyone, i don't really see why these people should wander in and say, "you're doing something wrong." six rare white lion cubs are on the prowl at worcestershire park, and already they've been met with a roar of approval from visitors. they're lovely, yeah. really sweet. yeah, they were cute. you're watching the briefing.
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our headlines: president trump says he's ready to meet iran's leaders any time and with no preconditions. there are fresh claims that north korea's building new intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the us despite recent rounds of peace talks. benidorm receives huge numbers of british tourists each year, many of whom return again and again. our correspondent adam fleming has been looking at what effect the approaching brexit date of 29th of march has had on demand, as well as getting to grips with some of the big issues british people may experience when planning their holidays post—brexit. it's the last summer before brexit,
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which could change how we holiday. it's not been decided yet whether british tourists will need a visa or not, and even if they don't they could still be affected by the eu's new travel authorisation system coming in in 2020, where visitors from outside the eu have to register ona from outside the eu have to register on a website and pay 7 euros. if we need to do it, we need to do it. it's a break, isn't it? it's a holiday, we need to get away. what if you had to pay extra money to get a visa? you have to pay everything extra these days, taxes, you know what. you shouldn't really have to pay for everything, that the country is paying, should you ? everything, that the country is paying, should you? if the uk isn't in the eu any more... it feels not that far away, you could drive to spain. however they get here, 18 million people travel to spain from the uk every year, so many it sometimes feels less like benidorm and more
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like britain. the english breakfasts aren't going anywhere, but some home comforts will have to be renegotiated in the brexit talks, such as... the mobile phone roaming has gone now because of the eu, if it was to come back because of brexit, how would you feel? i'd have to be careful how i use my phone abroad. you know your european health insurance card which means you get free medical healthcare, what if that disappeared ? it would have to be like america and you paid private. on going to show you the newest innovation... tracy says uncertainty about brexit isn't affecting bookings for next summer isn't affecting bookings for next summer yet. just as well because her company's just summer yet. just as well because her compa ny‘s just opened this summer yet. just as well because her company's just opened this new hotel. the best thing about the hotel. the best thing about the hotel is this, the view. benidorm and ava nti beach. hotel is this, the view. benidorm and avanti beach. i think sometimes there's a lot of scaremongering going on with the brexit and people are made to feel very nervous but i
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think it's in everybody‘s interests do have an agreement for everything, so do have an agreement for everything, so business can be as normal as possible for everybody. right, back at the airport. the eu and the uk will have to agree new rules when it comes to aviation, and if there is no deal in march next year, talk about emergency plans being put into place to keep planes flying. but if all goes to plan they will be a transition period where nothing changes until the end of 2020, so next summer should feel just like this one. for the costa blanca, brexit is manyana, manyana. many of you have been in touch about whether brexit will change your holiday plans tomorrow. guide says if getting visas to other european countries becomes a problem it will affect holidaymakers, especially those with physical disabilities
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like myself —— guy. jerome says an minimising brexit by claiming jewel jerome says an minimising brexit by claimingjewel uk jerome says an minimising brexit by claiming jewel uk irish nationality, so claiming jewel uk irish nationality, soi claiming jewel uk irish nationality, so i will remain an eu citizen bash i'm minimising —— dual. others say it won't make any difference, why would it make any difference, why would it make any difference to holidaymakers? —— i'm minimising. joustingjim said minimising. jousting jim said it should make zero difference. i've been too used in europe before, wejoined the eu and after wejoined in europe before, wejoined the eu and after we joined the in europe before, wejoined the eu and after wejoined the eu in europe before, wejoined the eu and after we joined the eu there was no change —— eastern europe. it was more expensive before we joined the eu but there were no other differences. thanks for your opinions, keep them coming. now it's time to get all the latest from the bbc sports centre. hello, i'm holly hamilton. coming up on your tuesday sport briefing: serena william's us open preparations continue in sanjose. former world heavyweight champion
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tyson fury says a deal is almost done to fight deontay wilder. and how an australian gymnast hasn't allowed an ankle inury to stop her getting back into training. serena williams is back in action on tuesday, her first competitive match since she was beaten by angelique kerber in the wimbledon final. she's competing in the silicon valley classic. the 23—time grand slam champion faces britain'sjohanna konta in sanjose. williams has shot up the rankings since making her return the women's tour, and will be keen to put in a good performance this week as part of her preparations for the us open. the hard rock stadium, home to the miami dolphins in the nfl, will play host to two european football giants on tuesday. manchester united face real madrid in the international champions cup. it's fair to say that attendences at the tournament have been a bit hit and miss.
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over 100,000 fans went to watch liverpool beat manchester united 4—1 at the weekend, but elsewhere it's been a struggle to fill seats. after the defeatjose mourinho said he wouldn't have paid money to watch it. here's how promotor charlie stillitano responded. i understand his frustration, you know? he wanted some of his players there. i won't get into it, that's not my business, but he was talking about his own players who didn't come for personal reasons. again, i know it's frustration but he's been incredibly supportive to the whole process , incredibly supportive to the whole process, he's helped the icc immensely and i can only say the games have been great. one things's for sure, the international champions cup has had some great goals. 22,000 fans were treated to a thriller in singapore as paris saint germain beat atletico madrid 3—2 on monday. the winner was from virgiliu postolachi, this beautiful strike from outside the box came in the 93rd minute. that sealed a 3—2 win for the french champions.
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while his new team mates were on the pitch, atletico were showing off their new signing thomas lemar in madrid. a member of france's world cup—winning squad, lemar cut short his post—tournament holiday to undergo a medical and seal the move last friday. his price tag was $68 million. it seems anthonyjoshua isn't the only british boxer who wants to fight deontay wilder. former heavyweight world champion tyson fury says he's in talks with the wbc champion for a fight later this year. warning, there is some flash photography coming up. fury made his return to the ring after nearly three years out last month and is scheduled to fight again in three weeks time in belfast. american wilder has been long linked to a fight withjoshua, but a deal for that fight has yet to be sealed. how about this for your
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tuesday motivation? if you're lacking some get up and go, then spare a thought for gymnast georgia godwin who hasn't allowed ankle surgery to get in the way of her training. the australian posted this video on instagram with the words: "where there is a will there is a way, and i have a way." most of us would struggle with that move fully fit, let alone with our leg in a cast! georgia, we salute you and get well soon! you can get all the latest sports news at our website, that's bbc.com/sport. but from me and the rest of the sport team, that's your tuesday briefing. thanks, holly. more than 60 luxury cars and motorbikes have been smashed by a bulldozer on the orders of
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the president of the phillippines. lebo diseko has the story. president rodrigo duterte came to show that he means business. his target, illegally imported luxury vehicles. harley—davidsons, porsches, lamborghinis and mercedes—benzes were among the smuggled loot all about to be destroyed. a total of eight motorbikes and 68 cars worth more than $5 million were crushed, smashed to smithereens as a bulldozer ran over them. the president has been criticised for his tough stance on crime. rights groups say his war on drugs has led to extrajudicial killings. but he is hugely popular in his country and his crackdown on smuggling seems in keeping with his overall approach so as painful as this might be for any car lover to watch, the president will be hoping pictures like these will serve as a powerful deterrent for anyone thinking of smuggling in the future.
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lebo diseko, bbc news. still to come, we have business briefing, we'll be looking at the news we expect from the oil giant, bp, it will report its earnings at 7am uk time. how good, bad or ugly will those numbers be? i will have an oil analyst to discuss that. there's many other stories i want to highlight on the bbc news app, we can't cover them all on the briefing but there's plenty to read and look at, including this story, which we will discuss in the news briefing in around 20 minutes, that's the news that apparently in the uk many pupils are unable to speak in full sentences before they begin school. this is described as a scandal by
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the relatively new education secretary damian hinds, he promises this is something he will fix during his term as education secretary. we're talking about what's behind early talking and reading skills, that's in the news briefing coming up that's in the news briefing coming up with jane foley. as i've mentioned, there are many other stories on the bbc news app, take a look, including that story i discussed with laura bicker in seoul, the news that north korea is ported lee working on new missiles despite that historic meeting between president trump and kim jong—un —— is reportedly working. stay with us on the briefing, i'll see you soon. hello again.
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for some the weather is getting hotter by the end of the week but today we have showers to watch out for before we get their. developing cloud by the sw approaches and this will activate an old front, showers will activate an old front, showers will be widespread in the midlands, wales, some even getting into northern england but in the south, not really showers but an area of heavy rain developing probably in central and southern england, the south midlands before getting to east anglia and the south—east. this band of rain will be heavy and quite squally in nature and could lead to tricky travelling conditions first thing on tuesday. could be slow to clear tuesday morning in eastern counties but eventually we will get rid of that rain and wet weather and the weather will be dry with sunny spells coming through. towards the north—west, there's always going to be fairly brisk winds and a good deal of cloud. not entirely dry
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either. a weather front will bring outbreaks of rain to the western isles, the highlands and some of the rain will get close to western counties of northern ireland. elsewhere, cloudy but bright, up to 18 in belfast. as we go towards england and wales, when we lose the early morning rain and the showers have faded away, dry conditions in the afternoon and temperatures up to 25. warmer with more sunshine and feeling a bit more humid. towards the middle of the week, we have this warm front approaching the british isles and that will bring thickening cloud to northern ireland and outbreaks of rain arriving through the afternoon, turning heavier. some of the damp weather gets into western scotland before the end of the day and it will cloud over in wales and the sw, leaving the best of the sunshine and the highs temperatures in east anglia and south—east england. further showers in the forecast on thursday, the majority of these from northern england and north wales northwoods, the south—east of england and east anglia staying dry. it's across this
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quarter of england that we have those high temperatures, 27 on friday. the heat becomes more widespread towards the end of the week and the weekend. temperatures not far from 30 degrees week and the weekend. temperatures not farfrom 30 degrees in cambridge, but the hottest areas the end of the week could see temperatures pushing into the low thirties. the heat for some is going to return. this is your business briefing. i'm sally bundock. after yea rs of struggle with compensation bills for oil spills, will rising oil prices turn into earnings gold for oil giant bp? and is climbing mount everest on your bucket list? some trekkers are fulfilling their dreams and rebuilding nepal's economy after a devastating earthquake at the same time. and forfinancial and for financial markets, it is all about central bank action. we have
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had the bank ofjapan meeting about central bank action. we have had the bank of japan meeting today. can see the nikkei up just slightly.
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