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dreams. your tomorrow is now. purepoint financial. >> and now, "bbc world news." laura: this is "bbc world news america." g from washington, i am laura trevelyan. president trump at the g7 summit in québec. but after a twitter war with other leaders over trade, is yo willing to budge? pres. trump: they don't mention thgfact that they are charg almost 300% tariffs. l when it alstraightens will all be in love again. laura: celebrity chef anthony bourdain is found dead of a suspected suicide. tributes are pouring into the men whused cooking as a window to the world. ♪
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laura: plus, broadway is getting ready for its big night. ithe band's visit" is a hit audience now the show is hoping to home with a tony. laura: welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. the g7 summit in canada wouldn't normally be a setting of drama and infighting, but tempers flared last night on twitter, when the french president emmanuel macron took on prident trump and his amer first stance. mr. trump was quick to fire bact and even sug that russia should be allowed back into the meoup. the bbc news northca editor jon sopel is in québec and starts our coverage. jon: one big happy famil but though they put on strained smiles for the cameras, don't be deceived. this is as b tempered and
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tense a start to the g7 as there has ever been. watches may be t only things that are synchronized. donald trump was thet l one into québec and will be the first one out, isolated over his protectionist trade policies. this morning he was in no mood for compromise. pres. tr they are trying to act like, "we fought with you in the wars." they don't mention the fact that they have trade barriers against our farmers, they don't mentionh the fact tha are charging enmost 300% tariffs. when it all straigout, we will all be in love again. jon: though it is a little bit chilly at the moment in québec , the other g7 leaders are enraged that the u.s. has imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum, citing national security. it brought this tweet from emmanuel macron -- "the american president may not ednd being isolbut neither do we mind signing a six-country agreement if need be.
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these countries represent values, they represent an meconomket that has the weight of history behind it." it should properly be called the g6 plus one. donald trump seriously considered not coming at all. he feels he gets lectured by the other foreign leaders on iran, rse,ate change, and of c on trade and he is not a big fan of being lectured. but one area where he is doing rpthe lecturing is on his se call that russia should be readmitted to the group. prestrump: whether you like or not, and it may not be politically correct, but we have a world toun, and it is the g7, which used to be the g8. they threw russia out. they should let russia come back in, because we should have russia at the negotiating tabl jon: france, britain, and germany are saying no. the expulsion decision was made after russia annexed crimea. ectheresa may had moret events in mind.
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prime minister may: we have seen malign activity for russia in a variety of ways, including on the streets of salisbury in the united kingdom. when you decide before any such conversation takes place that russia needs to change its approach. jon: québecois are trying to go about their daily lives as if it is businesas usual. and without much optimism, so are the other members of the g7. but it is not. there is a tough decision to make. nll over and accept ameri tariffs or retaliate and risk an all-out trade war. jon sopel, bbc news, québec. laura: the bbc's gary o'donoghue joined us from the summit site a short time ago. given the rift between donald trump and the other leaders, are they going to be able to agree on anything at the end of the? summ gary: larry kudlow, the head of the national economic council,th said he though would be like a family quarrel.
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he was wrong. it has turned into a full-blown family feud. that is not just because of the tariffs on steel and aluminum, and the insult that the canadians have described as a justification on the grounds of nationalecurity, but also because donald trump threw a great big curveball into the equation an hour before he arrived he by suggesting that reincluded into the organization. that has been rodly rejected all european allies, particularly because russia is still involved in occupying crimea, which is why they were thrown out in the first ace. angela merkel has been askedab t this question, and she put a brave face -- she said it would bea honest not to hav final agreement if they couldn't reach one, which is putting the best spin on it you possibly can. later this evening the leaders will get to sit around a campfire at the luxury hotel and entertained by
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the likes of cirque du soleil. it would have to be pretty good to lighten the mood. laura: earlier i spoke to a teformer official at the s department who is the director at europe program at the center for strategic and international studies. you are a veteran of these summits. have you ever seen an american president feuding with his natural allies in quite this way before? >> i think this actually does set a precedent. have had difficult transatlantic conversations. q obviously, the ir, president bush, president .chirac, very intense we have never seen the unity that we see now, particularly on the tariff question, but this growing list -- it is tariffs, the iran nuclear agreement, the decision to recognize jerusalem, it is the paris climate reement. these issues are growing larger. e question is, do we val allies or do we see them as
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simply theame as an adversary? this is adding fuel to the fire. president macron tried so hard to make this relationship work, and it has produced nothing, and now it is president macron who is one of the most upset leaders. ura: to add to your long list, president trump also suggestedre mitting russia into the club. it was expelled for annexing crimea. what is trying to achieve there? where did this come fro was this a way of keeping us a little detracted fro conflict over tariffs? if you genuinely wt to achieve that, you work it through the systemyou proposed it, you seek convergence of opinion. you don't just say it right before the summit. there has be no preparation r it. you are absolutely right, injecting russia back into this group -- they were rejected because they did not share the values and the priiples of the
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international system. again, are we equating russia with those allies that are principled and have the lues-based environment? the question is what are wed tr achieve here. laura: the european council president says the rules-based international order is beinged challeot just by the usual suspects but by the architect. would you agree with that? >> i think that is right, and that is what makes this different. we can have legitimate differences on issues, and as i sa, there is a growing lis but we have never felt that the u.s. was actively trying to disassemble the system it created 70 years ago. it feelss if president trump is trying to very actively dissemble the international trading system which was designed by the u.s. to benefit ae u.s., and it is al question of whether he believes in the alliance system itself. next month, president trump
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visits brussels and has an nato summit. then he goes to the u.k. the difficulties that we have right now sitting around the g7 table are going to be carried into next month's nato the stet higher with our security relationship. this is something we have to be very concerned about, if the president is truly trying to degrade the internationa system. laura: thank you for joining us. today the u.s. special counsel robert mueller filed new criminalharges against president trump's former campaign manager paul manafort. and against one of his soates, konstantin kilimnik, who is said to have ties to russ among the charges are conspiracy to obstruct justice. the bbc's rajini vaidyanathan joined me a short time ago with all the details. spwhat exactly is thial counsel charging paul manafort and his russian associate with? rajini: the legal pressure is founting on paul manafort, donald trump'er campaign manager.
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today in the court in washington, d.c., 32-page indictment was filed. we know that paul manafort faces a numberf charges, and that is relating to his work as a lobbyist on behalf of the ukrainian government. the earlier charges include conspiracy to launder money and making false statemes. he is awaiting trialor that. the new charges accuse him of tampering with witnesses, tryino et them to change statements. the new charges exding to the isting charge sheet are conspiracy to obstruct justice and obstruction of justice. as well as that, one of his associates, someone called n nstantin kilimnik, said to be his right-hand manraine, has also been charged with those two charges. ihe is said to have resid moscow. there are rumors he may have be linked to russian intelligence, although that has not been confirmed. we have these two extra charges
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for manafort, two charges for konstantin kilimnik. all of this comes as robert mueller earlier in t week was calling for the bail conditions to be changed as well. laura: rajini vaidyanathan, thanks so much for joining us. in other news, british-based group monitoring the civil war in syria says 38 civilians were killed in an overnight airstrike in idlib. the observatory for human rights says five children were among the dead, and the a tack was likeof been carried out by russian jets. austria's right-wing government has announced what it is calonng a crackdow political islam. seven mosques will be shut down and imams will be expeld. investigations includes inquiries into turkish-backed mosques. hundreds of problem of ti-islam -- the turks have called t move anti-islam and
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racist. today, fans and friends are mourning the death of anthony bourdain. the celeity chef was found dead in his hotel room. many were shocked that he would take his own life. it is the second high-profile suicide this week.e after ath of kate spade on tuesday. from new york, nada tawfik reports. anthony: look, i've been a lot -- i have eaten a lot nasty stuff on my show. nada: anthony bourdain was a culinary rock star who was unpretentious about food and company. he captivated audiens and left them hungry for more. his sudden death came as a great shock. television network cnn, which carried his food and travel show "parts unknown," said his own life. anthony bourdain was in france working on the series when he was found unresponsive in his hotel room by a friend and fellow chef. he first gained attention with his best-selling book "kitchennf coential."
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in it, he gave readers a view on what goes ehind the doors of their favorite restaurants, and he wrote candiout his drug abuse. but it was his television shows that made him a househme. he led a culinary journey that veplored the world's e cultures, and nowhere seemed off-limits, from the far-flung corns of the globe to the mo dangerous destinations. president obama: you are going to have to walk me through this. nada: he encouraged viewers to eat anything with anyone, without fear or prejudice. his unique and colorful storytelling won many awar, including a prestigious peabody in 2014. anthony: we ask very simple questions -- what maket happy, w you eat, what you like to cook. everywhere in the world we ask these simple questioet, we tend tostonishing answers. nada: anthony bourdain's death
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comes days after fashion designer kate spade took her own life in new york, hed the loss of two beloved figures has many reflecting on the growing problem of suicide in the couny. >> even people we view as successful have demons that get the better of them. >> i just think he wasreat for the world, for people. he opened up people's imagination. >> he opened up the world of food and made it commonplace. you cannot really consider that anyone could lead a more interesting life. nada: he brought the world into people's homes, and by doing so inspired others to seek out their own adventures.bc ntda tawfik,ews, new york. laura: rememberingny bourdain. you are watching "ber world news a." still to come on tight's program, the murder case that position abraham lincoln for the presidency.
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tonight we learn more about this little-known chapter in history. whatever the outcome of the u.k.'s with the negotiations, anot affected by britain's decision to leave the eu is ireland how did the irish feel about brexiton and the way that l's negotiations with the eu are going? reporter: 20 comes tbrexit negotiations, what happens to the border between northern ireland and the republic of ireland is one of the toughest nuts to crack. it was 20 years ago when the good friday agreement changed the landscape of politically, but also literally for those who lived north and south. arms petrolin border crossing became a thing of the past because of the political deal that brought an e to decades of sectarian conflict in northern ireland known as the coup, and that paved the way to peace.
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some fear what the future holds. i went to the capital of the republic of ireland to find out more andco set in anc dublin café with two friends to hear their concerns for ireland in a post brexit world. >> i don't think the british voters give any talk to thisquences of brexit island i will think they thought about support from i don't think they thought about the good friday if the conflict reemerges on this island, people will die. that is a nightmare scenario, and that makes all the other things -- money, economic come that stuff pale. >> pple internationally perhaps to realize the scars of the conflict we carry. those who live through the conflict, it is not good enough. we cannot whomlosest neighbors, for
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there is no a relationship. arwe are in a difficult sc, like the kid in the divorce. laura: from the civil war to the end of slavery abraham lincoln's story fills the history books. before the white house, he was a lawyer in illino. his final courtroom appearance is the subject of a new book by dan abrams, "lincoln's last trial: the murder case that propelled him to the presidency." i spoke to dan short time ago. dan abrams, how did the discovery of a cardboard box in a garage lead you to write this book about lincoln's last trial? dan: when my co-author brought me the story, i didn't believe it. there's a transcript, the only
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transcript that existhe abraham lincoln trial. it was a really compelling muer trial. no one has written about it, no one has focused on it, and it has become a footnote to history. it was discovered in 1989. i said, "come on, you are exaggerati, something has got to be wrong here." it was all exactly right. we do have this amazing piece of history, this transcript of abraham lincoln's own words cross-examining witnesses, questioning s about 100 pages long. laura: you say that this trial actually propelled abraham lincoln to the presidency. how come? dan: this was nine months beforp he got thelican mamination. this was the lasr trial that he did. he had everything to lose by taking this trial. the community wanted ta conviction. he h a personal relationship with the victim. there werell sorts of reasons for him not to do this trial. but by doing thi he once again
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elevated his profile. and the success he had with a very hard case i think helped put him on the map again. the lincoln-douglas debates happened in 1858.he as a little bit of downtime outside of the public eye, andis ase could him back into -- this case helped put him back into the public eye in 1859 to prepare him for the run for the presidency. laura: what do the transcripts of the trial reveal about lincoln, the man and his oratory? dan: it certainly shows us lincoln the lawyer in a way that has never been seen before, because we have his own words . yes, we had other people talk about what he was like in the courtroom, but when you have lincoln's own words, it is comptely different. what you learn about lincoln is how much he unrstood his audience -- his audience being the jurors. he knew how to talk to them, he knew when not to speak, he knew
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when not to continue questioning the witness.bu he also knew when to fight. we saw in one scene in the courtroom a different lincoln than i think most historians would say you have ever seen, and that is the furious abraham lincoln. people who described it say they have never seen him like this ever. he g angry at a ruling from the court that potentially puts his whole defense in jeopardy. laura: you say that the book presents a snahot of the law in 1859. abraham lincoln reveawd the rule of would he be confident -- you are a legal analyst -- that the rule of law is in goodha today? dan: he would certainly recognize the laws today, not that different from what t were back then. i think he would be troubled by what we are seeing today.i ink abraham lincoln had a great respect for the law, and e thinre seeing some who
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don't share that level of respect for the law. so i think what lincoln would say is it is a tough time, but you are going to get through it. inura: dan abrams, thank you very much for jous. dan: my pleasure. laura: sunday is broadway's bisest night, and theater f will be glued to the tony awards. among the hits of the ason is a show that far from being a musical many expect. the result has audiences buzzing. reporter: broadway is defined by its big shows, but this season, a rather different musical h come into view. it is "the band's visit," based on a 2007 israeli film and set in the 1990's. it is the story of an egyptianan policethat is stranded in a small, remote israeli town.
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the band is taken in by the locals. >> you can say w yh us tonight want. >> there is this beautiful sense of humanity when you take these two groups, these two sects of people, egyptians on one side and israelis on the other, that live in the political climate where you might suspect they would be at odds. but because of the circumstances, there is great humanity and simplicity in how they end up finding a commonse ground and puror one night. reporter: some critics see "thed 's visit," with its breaking of barriers between people, is a -- as a musical for the disconcerted in the age of trump. >> a lot of people are looking tt only to be entertained but to be fed by idet help them throughout time that is they perceived to be very difficult with t possibility communicating with people you don't know or who hold opinions or histories that are foreign to you. ♪
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reporter: the arab-israeli conflict is not explicitly mentioned in the story, but the reality of it is never farnfway. the ct remains in the back ground, meaning that the production, as the movie that inspired it provides a different , view of the middle east. >> the movie came out in the early 2000s, i want to say. it was so embraced in israel fo that vason, that it was not about politics and it was about music and people and .ulture, and how those can connect human bein reporter: quite apart from pleasing audiences, "the band's visit" has proved to the theater world that you don't not have to conform to formula tdo well on broadway. you don't have to be a boisterous, brand name musical for love showstoppin numbers to succeed. you can be something rather more modest. >> we took a gamble that audiences would be able to watch
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something that wasn't coming at them like a million milean hour, telling them constantly how to feel. we were dealing in ambiguities.e rter: the future looks bright for this somewhat unlikely musical hit. it is set to remain on broadway for several months, and many odds makers predict it will take home the coveted best musical theater prize at the tony awards. >> ♪ will you answer me laura: while we have to wait for sunday for the tony award winners, last night the stanley cup was clinched by the washington capitals. knightat the las vegas alexki ovechsavored the win, while fans in washington could not contain their enthusiasm. it ends at 26 year drought for
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the ty, the last time -- 20-year drought for the city, the last time the city won championship in any major sport. for once this partisan town can agree on something, time to celebrate. i am laura trevelyan. thanks for watching "bbc world news america." have areat weekend. >> withhe bbc news app, our vertical videos are designed to round your lifestyle, so you can swipe your way to the news of the day and stay o-date with the latest headlines you can trust. download now from selected app stores. >> funding of this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation, kovler foundion, pursuing solutions for america's neglected needs, and purepoint financial. >> how do we shape our tomorrow? it starts with a vision. we see its ideal form in ournd miand then we begin to chisel. we strip away everything that stands in the way to reveal new. possibilitie at purepoint financial, we have
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captioning sponsored by newshour productions, llc >> woodruff: good evening. i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight: president trump comes face to face with the leaders of g7 nations amid escalating trade tensions, and his suggestion that russia be allowed back into the group. elthen, the deaths of travost anthony bourdain and designer kate spade raise again the qution of how to prevent suicide. plus, pa two of our conversation with former present bill clinton and author james patterson about their new cyber-security novel. >> we were trying to doin somethat we don't normally do. can you write a legitimate thriller that's really fun to read, and faithful to the way it ituld unfold? >> woodruff: and friday. ahead of next week's historic summet


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