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your plans, your goals, your dreams.is your tomorroow. purepoint financial. >> and now, "bbc world news." laura: this is "bbc world news americ" reporting from washington, i am laura trevelyan. president trump at the g7 summit in québec. tt after a twitter war with other leaders ovde, is anyone willing to budge? pres. trump: they don't mention the fact that they are charging almost 300% tariffs. when it all straightens out, we will all be in love again. laura: celebrity chef anthony bourdain is found dead of a suspected suicide. tributes are pouring into the men who used coong as a window to the world.
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♪ laura: plus, broadway is getting ready for its big night. "the band's visit" is a hit with audiences. now the show is hoping to go home with a tony. laura:me welo our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. t the g7 sum canada wouldn't normally be a setting of drama and infighting, but tempersed flast night on twitter, when the french president m emmanuron took on president trump and his america first stance. e mr. trump was quick to fck and even suggested that russia should be allowed back into the group. the bbc news north america editor jon sopel is in québec and starts our coverage. jon: one big happy family. but though they put on strained smiles for the cameras, don't be deceived.
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this is as bad tempered and tense a start to the g7 as there has ever been. watches may be the only things that are synchronize donald trump was the last into québec and will be the first one out, isolated over hit prectionist trade policies. this morning he was in no mood for compromise. pres. trump: they understand -- they are trying to act like,we fought with you in the wars." they don't mention the fact thar they have barriers against our farmers, they don't mention s.e fact that they are charging almost 300% tari when it all straightens out, we will all be in love ag 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 eecurity. it brought this from emmanuel macron --the american president may not mind being isolated, but neither do we mind signing a six-country agreement if need be.
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these countries represent values, they represent an that has thket weight of history behind it." it should properly be called the g6 plus one. donald trump seriouslyed considot coming at all. he feels he gets lectured by the other foreign leaders on ira, climate chand of course, on trade. and he is not a big fan of being lectured. but one area where he is doing the lecturing is on his surprise call that russia should be readmitted to the group. pres. trump: whether you like it or not, and it may not be politicay correct, but we have a world to run, 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 table: rance, britain, and germany are saying no. onthe expulsion decias made after russia annexed crimea. theresa may had more recent
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events in mind. prime minister may: we have seen malign activity for russia in a variety of ways, including on the street 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 business as usual. and without much optimism, so are the other members of the g7. but it is not. there is a tough decision to make. roll over and accept american tariffs or retaliate and risk an all-out trade war. jon sopel, bbc news,be qué laura: the bbc's gary o'donoghue joined us from short time ago.a given the rift between donald trump and the other leaders, are they going to be able tothgree on ag at the end of the summit? gary: larry kudlow, the head of the national economic council, said he thought this would be
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like a family quarrel. he was wrong. it has turned into a full-blown family feud. that is not just bec of the tariffs on steel and aluminum, and e insult that the canadians have described as a justification on the grounds of national security, but also because dona trump threw a great big curveball into the equation an hour before he arrived here by suggesting that reincluded into the organization. that has been roundly rejected by all european allies, a particularly because rus still involved in occupying crimea, which is why they were thrown out in the first place. angela merkel has been asked about this question, and she put a brave face -- she said it would be honest not to have a final agreement if ty couldn't ach 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
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entertained by the likes of cirque du soleil. it would have to be pretty good to lighten the mood. laura: earlier i spoke to a former official at the state department who is e director at europe program at the center for strategic and international studies. you are a vemmran of these s. have you ever seen an american president feuding th his natural allies in quite this way before? hink this actually does set a precedent. we have had difficult transatlantic conversations. obviously, the iraq war, president bush, president chirac, very intense.ve we have seen the unity that we see now, particularly oo the tariff que but this growing list -- it is tariffs, the iran nuclear agreement, the sadecision to recognize jem, it is the paris climate agreement. these issues are growing larger. the question is, do we value
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allies odo we see them as simply the same as an adversary? this is adding fuel to the fire. president maon tried so hard to make this relationship work, and it has producenothing, and now it is president macron who is one of the most upset aders. laura: to add to your long list, president trump also suggested readmitting russia into the club. it was expelled for annexing crimea. what is he trying to achieve there? >> where did this come from? was this a way of keeping us a little detracted from this conflict over tariffs? you genuinely want to achieve that, you work it through the system, you proposed it, you seek convergce of opinion. you don't just say it right before the summit. there has been no preparation for it. you are absolute right, injecting russia back into this group -- they were rejected because they did nothare the
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values and the principles of the international system. again, are we equating russia ath those allies that are principl have the values-based environment? the question is what are we tried to achieve here. e laura: topean council president says the rules-based international order is being challenged not just by the usua suspects bute 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 said, there is a growing list. but we have never felt that the u.s. was actively trying to disasseme the system it created 70 years ago. it feels as if president trump is trying to very actively disassemble the international trading system which was benefitd by the u.s. t the u.s., and it is also a question of whether he believes in the alliance system itself. next month, president trumpts
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virussels and has an nato summit. then he goes to the u.k. the difficulties that we havesi right noing around the g7 table are going to be carried into next month's nato summit. the stakes get higher with ourio security relhip. , is is something we have to be very concerned abo the president is truly trying to degrade the international system. laura: thank you for joining us. today the u.s. special counsel robert mueer filed new criminal charges against president trump's former campaign manageraul manafort. and against one of his associates, konstantin kilimnik, who is said to have ties to russian intelligence. among the charges are conspicy obstruct justice. theni bbc's ra vaidyanathan joined me a short time ago with all the details. what exactly is the special counsel charging phil manafort anrussian associate with? afjini: the legal pressure is mounting on paul mt,
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donald trump's former campaign manager. today in the court in washington, d.c., 32-page nadictment was filed. we know that paul rt faces a number of charges, and that is relating to s work as a lobbyist on behalf of the ukrainian governnt. the earlier chars include conspiracy to launr money and making false statements. he is awaiting trial for that. the new charges accuse him of tampering with witnesses, tryi to get them to changets statem. the new charges adding to the existing charge sheet are t conspirao obstruct justiceru and obction of justice. t as well t, one of his associates, someone called konstantin kilimnik, said to be his right-hand man in ukraine, has also been chargechwith those twges. he is said to have resided in moscow. there are rumors he may have been linked to russian intelligence, although that has not been cfirmed.
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we have these two extra charges for manafort, two charges for konstantin kilimnik. all of this comes as robert mueller earlier in the week was calling for the bail conditions to be changed as well. laura: rajini vaidyanathan,th ks sous much for joining . in other news, british-based group monitori the civil war ineyria says 38 civilians w killed in an overnight airstrike in idlib. the observatory for humiv rights sayschildren were among the dead, and the attack was likely to of been carried out by russian jets. austria's right-wing government has announced what it is calling a crackdown on political islam. seven mosques will be shut down and imams will be expelled. investigations includes inquiries into turkish-backed mosques. hundreds of problem of anti-islam -- the turks have
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called the move anti-islam and racist. today, fans and friends are mourning the death of anthy urdain. the celebrity chef was found dead in his hotel room. many were shocked that he woulde is own life. it is the second high-profile suicide this week. after the death of kate spade on tuesday. n from new yora tawfik reports. anthony: look, i've been a lot -- i have eaten a lot of nasty stuff on my show. nada: anthony bourdain was a culinary rock ar who was unpretentious abouy.food and comp he captivated audiences and left them huny for more. his sudden dea came as a great shock. television network cnn, which carried his food and travel show "parts unknown," said he took 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. f st gained attention with his best-selling book "kitchen
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confidential." in it, he gave readers a view of esat goes on behind the doors of their favorite rurants, and he wrote candidly about his drug abuse. but it was his televisows that made him a household name. he led a culinary journey that explored the world's diverse cultures, and nowhere seemed off-mits, from the far-flung corners of the globe to the most 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 awards, including a prestigious peabody in 2014. anthony: we ask very simple questions -- what makes you happy, what do you eat, what you like to cook. everywhere in the world we ask these simple questions, we tend to get astonishing answers.
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nada: anthony bourdain's death comes days after fashion dewngner kate spade took her life in new york, and the loss of these two beloved figures has many reflecting on the growing problem of suicide in the country. >> even people we view as successful havdemons that get the better of them. >> i just think he was great 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 tt anyone could lead a more interesting life.he nadarought the world into people's homes, and by doing so inspired others to seek out their own adventures. nada tawfik, bbc news, new york. laura: remembering anthony bourdain. you are watching "bbc world news america." still to come on tonight's program, the murder case that position abraham lincoln for the presidency.
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tonight we learn more about th little-known chapter in history. er the outcome of the u.k.'sne with thtiations, another country that will be decisionby britain's to leave the eu is ireland. how did the irish feel about brexit and the way that london's anegotiations with the going? this report from dublin. reporter: 20 comes to brexit negoti the border between northern ireland and the republic of ireland is one of the toughest nuts to crack. it was 20 years odo when the priday agreement changed the landscape ofitically, but also literally for those who lived north and south. arms petrolin border crossing became a thing of the past because of the politicalea that brought an endca to s of sectarian conflict in northern ireland known as the couple, and that paved the way to peace.
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some fear what the future holds. pii went to the l of the republic of ireland to find out more and set in an iconic dublin café with two friends to hear theirin concerns for irelan post brexit world. >> i don't think the british voters give any talk to consequences of brexit on this island. i will think ty thought about pport from i don't think they thought about the good friday agreement. if the conflict reemerges on this island, people will die. that is a nightmare atenario, and akes all the other things -- money, economic come that stuff pale. people internationally orhaps to realize the sca the conflict we carry. those who live through th conflict, it is not good enough. we cannot sever the link with
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whomlosest neighbors, foris thero a relationship. we are in a difficult scenario, like the kid in the divorce. laura: from the civil wato the end of slavery abraham lincoln's story fills the history books. be are the white house, he w lawyer in illinois. 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 ina a garageyou to write this book about lincoln's last trialu dan: when my cor brought me the story i didn't believe
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it. there's a transcript, the only transcript that exists of the abraham lincoln trial. it was a really compelling murder trial. no one has writtenbout 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 exaggerating, something has got to be wrong he." it was all exactly right. we do have this amazing piece of history, this transcript o abraham lincoln's own wordscr s-examining witnesses, questioning witnesses. it is about 100 pages long. laura: you say that this trial actually propelled abraham lincoln to the presidency. how come? dan: this was nine months before he got the republican nomination. this was the last major trial that he did. he had everything to lose by taking this trial. the community wanted to see a coiction. he had a personal relationship with theictim. there were all sorts of reasons for him not too this trial.
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but by doing this, he once again elevated his profile. and the success he h with a very hard case i think helped put him on the map again. the lincoln-douglas debates happened in 1858. he has a little bit of downtimed ouof the public eye, and this case 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 h the trial reveal about lincoln, the man a oratory? dan: it certainly shows us lincoln the lawyer in a way that ,has never been seen befo because we have his own words . yes, we had other people talk about what he was like in the courtroom, but when you haow lincoln'words, it is completely different. what you learnbout lincoln is how much he understood his audience -- his audience being the jurors. he knew how to talk to them, he
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knew when not to speak, he knew when not to continue questioning the witness. but he also knew when to fight.i we sone scene in the courtroom a different lincoln than i tnk most historians would say you have ever seen, and that is the furiouham lincoln. people who described it say they have never seen him like this ever. he gets so angry at a ruling from the court that potentially puts his whole defense in jeopardy. laura: you sayhat the book presents a snapshot of the law in 1859. abraham lincoln revered the rule of law. would he be confident -- you are a legal analyst -- that the rule of law is in good shape today? e dan:uld certainly recognize the laws today, not that different from what they were back then. i think he would be troubled by what we are seeing today. i think abraham lincoln had a great respect for the law, and i think we are seeing some who
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don't share that level ofr respect e law.li so i think whaoln would say is it is a tough time, but you are going to get through it. laura: dan abrams, thank you very much for joining us. dan: my pleasure. laura: sunday is broadway's biggest night, and theater fans will be glued to the tony awards. among the hits of the season 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 has come into view.it s "the band's visit," based on a 2007 israeli film and set in the 1990's. it is the story of an egyptian police band that is stranded in a small, rote israeli town.
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the band is taken in by the locals. >> you can say with us tonight if you want. >> there is this beautiful sense of humanity when you take these two groups, these two sts of people, egyptians on one se and israelis on the other, that live in the politicayoclimate whermight suspect they would be at odds. but because of the circumstances, there is great humanity and simplicity in how they end up finding a common ground and purpose for one night.re rter: some critics see "the band'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 not ly to be entertained but to be fed by ideas that help them throughout time that is they perceived to be very difficult with the possibility of communicating with people you don't know or who hold opinions or histories that are foreign to
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you. ♪ reporter: the arabsraeli conflict is not explicitly mentioned in the story, but the reality of it is never far away. the conflict remains in the back ground, meaning that the production, as the movie that inspired it provides a different , view of the middle east.ov >> the came out in the early 2000s, i want to say. it was so embraced in israel for that very reason, that it was opt about politics and it was about music and and culture, and how those can connect human beings. reporter: quite apart from pleasing audiences, "the band's visit" has proved to the theater world that you do't not have to conform to formula to do well on broadway. you don't have to be boisterous, brand name musical for love showstopping numbers to sueed. you can be something rather more modest. >> we took a gamble that
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audiences would be able toatch something that wasn't coming at them like a million miles an hour, telling them constantly how to feel. we were dealing in ambiguities. reporter: the future looks bright for this somewhat unlikely musical hit. it is set to remain on broadwayo for severahs, and many odds makers predict it will take home the coveted best music theater prize at the tony awards. >> ♪ will you answ me laura: while we have to wait for sunday for the tony award winners, last night the stanley cup waclinched by the shington capitals. knights. the las vegas win,ovechkin savored the while fans in washington could not contain their enthusiasm.
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it ends at 26 year drought for the city, the last time --ou 20-year drght for the city, the last time the city won championship in any major sport. for once this partisan town can agree on sething, time to lebrate. i am laura trevelyan. thanks for watching "bbc world news america." have a great weekend. >> with the bbc news app, our veoical videos are designed work around your lifestyle, so you can swipe your wayf o the news oe day and stay up-to-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 foundation, pursuing solutions for america's neglected needs, and purepoint financial. v how do we shape our tomorrow? it starts with aion. we see its ideal form in our mind, and then we begin to chisel a we stripy everything thate stands in thy to reveal new possibilities.
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captioning sponsored by newshour oductions, llc >> woodruff: good evening. i'm judy woodruff. 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. then, the deaths of travel host anthony bourdain and designer kate spade raise again the question of how to pvent suicide. plus, part two of our conversation with former president bill clintonnd author james patterson about their new cyber-security novel. >> we were trying to do something that we don't normally do. can you write a legitimate thriller that's really fun to read, and faithful to the way it would unfold? >> woodrf: and, it's friday. ahead of next week's historic summit between presidentrump
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