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america. tale of t two meetings g20. discussions could not have been more different. the gloves are off in the democratic presidential race. joe biden is now on the defensive. >> if you want to have a campaign on who support civil , i am happy to do that >> p and otographer has made the city his backdrop, with the sun and moon center stage. ♪ host: for those watching on pbs and around the globe,elcome to bbc world news america. the u.s. and the u.k. are known
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r strong bonds, but toda there was a difference in their treatment of vladimir putin. at the g20 summit, the british prime minister's face said it all. ere was a frosty greeting for the russian president. it was the first formal meeting between the two since the poisoning of a former spy last year. theresa may said normal relations uld not be restored until moscow and 50 responsible activity. was a different story when sat down with president trump. presidentlion -- when presidentt down with president trump. >> [crosstalk] host: i am joined now by a foer state department official, now with the center of strategic and international studies. theresa may, cold.
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president trump, chummy. how problematic is it that the president refuses to criticize?a heather: w a u.s. government policy from intelligence agencies, and a separate one that comes from president trump. it contradts everything from other agencies. it sends confusi messages to allies. this one in particular was a message domestically to the u.s. the president suggestinge would be open to receiving foreign influence. the wink, nod, chuckle that this is funny. this is not funny. this is about defendung the ed states, the integrity of our elections and democracy. he joked aut journalists. that is not funny either, when many journalists have died
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trying to investigate the trh. host: then there are the private conversations. not much transparency. should americans,ng should ss know those conversations? heather: we don't have a unified u.s. policy toward russia. we didn't en know what the leaders would talk about today. a senior official said, we are not su what the agenda is. it could b venezuelan, syria, ukraine. there were plenty of u.s.nt governfficials sitting in on the meeting. that was a step in the right direction. at helsinki, we only have the two leaders together. we had no information on what they discussed. host: another controwas the saudi crown prince being embraced by world leads, taking center stage in that photo months after t murder of jamal khashoggi.wh
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kind of message does that send? heather: the united nations is demanding an open investigation into this murder. even at the previous g20, the crown prince was openly embraced. the message is clear, whether it is vladimir putin, or khashoggi. leaders have to do business. this sends a chilling message. is the west willing to defend the values and principles it says it has? n't ready to cut deals? -- or is itcu ready tdeals? this is what we continue to face, incident after incident. host: the upcoming meeting on saturday between president trums and the ent of china -- what are we likely to face with the ongoing trade war? any troops -- truce, perhaps?
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reheather: both parties marn back to the negotiating table. the problem is, both sides have hardened substantially. both sides have nationalistic aders. we hope they get back to the negotiating table. we are far from a deal. we still have these tariffs in place and the president keeps threatening additional ones. let's hope they get back to the table. the g20 summit has been completely overshadowed by this bilateral meeting. this is exactly what president trump wants. all of those cameras focused on those two leaders host: thank you for joining us. after two nights of debates, the cndidates for the democra presidential nomination are ready for battle. last night it was kamala harris
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, taking on joe biden. she attacked his voting record on race. the former vice president talked about his decades of fighting for civil rights tod a, that they could not fit in a short response. what does this mean for the presidential race? >> last night was being billed as a showdown between bernie sanders -- >> we think it is a ti change -- >> and joe biden -- >> i would eliminate donald trump's tax cuts. >> the evening turned out differently, thanks to a rformance from harris. she talked about biden's past record with pro-segragationist
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-- segregationist senators. >> it was hurtful to hear you talk about the reputations of two united states senators who but their reputations and careers on the segregation of race. you also worked with them to oppose busing. ere was a little girl in california who was part of the second class to integrate public schools. she was bused tochool every day. that little girl was me. >> i did not praise racists. >> there were times when joe biden looked every bit of his 76 years. >> your health care plan would not cover undocumented immigrants? >>igure pardon -- beg your pardon? >> i believe you did not raise h yod. >> i did -- her hand, had the killer lines. >> america does not want to witness a food fight.t they w know how they are going to put food on the table.
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>> two things from last night. it is june 2019. the election is not until november 2020.ar thera lot of hard miles still to pound. and on the economy, health,gr imion, we saw democratic party candidates way to the left of anything we have seen before. that will not displease the man in the white house. today it was clear who was on itfense. joe biden was reating his anti-racist credentials. >>ct i resenator harris. we all know 60 secondsn a debate can't do justice to a lifetime committed to civil rights. >> harris had turned her lines into campaign merchandise.
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host: the chief washingtonen correspofor the new york times and an author of a new book on confirmation bias now joins us. joe biden is still on the densive. are you surprised he wasn't more prepared guest: i think he is struggling to get in gear with contemporary politics. things have changed a lot since he last ran. he is definitely struggling. he is pushing back today, lsaying, we should not beooking back. this is what people do in political campaigns. joe biden has an extensive record. host: does he have time to recover? guest: plenty. there will be so many ups ands do this race. we will have to see what h numbers do.
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he has been so far ahead of the polls, that even if you took a -- he took a minor hit, he would still be far ahead of everyone. i knegoing into these debates there would be some candidates who have a moment. it was harris. he can recover, but it will be tough. eoa lot ofe support him. the party and a lot of the establishment see him as the person in the best position to beat president trump. those rivals will not let him skate. s host: is te true for senator harris? she is riding high. guest: people will try to ding her. did she go too far?it was air? there is a lot of candidates in this rd everyone is trying to separate themselves.
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we will see a lot of this. thconventional washington thinking was the big ticket might be bidenarris. where does that lead? that may have gone up in thege flames of thrational torch. host: ideas were pulling the party further to the left. how do you think middle america is going to respond? guest: i grew up in a small town in illinois. i get the thinking. i do think that the positions folks were taking on immigration and health care, republicans log it because they are try to push the democrats are socialist message. for eryonehere to say they
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were for health care for undocumented immigrants, republicans look at that as a gift. with is the classic proble the primary. you ha to run to the left in the primary, and you have to run in the general election. you have to figure out a way to do deawith it -- deal with it. this is going to be the fight.ho : you literally wrote the book on an issue -- the supreme court. this was a big factor in the last election. guest: one decision can have huge consequences. mitch mcconnell bloc obama from appointing a supreme court justice. that leads to presidenp getting elected and the current composition of the supreme court, which made big decisions this week.
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that includes a landmark decision on redistricting. if garland had been on the court, the dision would have en the opposite. democrats have typically not put as much focus on the supreme court as republicans. but democrats are changing. bernie sanders says he had a plan for roting supreme court justices. the democrats are very focused on the court now and there will be a lot of discussion on how to restructure it.an host: you. in other news, iran has demanded -- a man who charged his car into crowds during the far right rally in charlottesville has been sentenced. he already pled guilty to 29
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federal hate crimes earlier this year. france has seen an all-time record temperature of 114 fahrenheit. the heat wave coinues. germany, poland, and the czech republic have also recorded their highest temperatures ever. caplona -- catalonia is dealing with wildfires. lucy williamson reports from paris. reporter: france has reached record-breaking temperatures, with some areas given unprecedented red alerts. the first to feel it -- 44.3 degrees, followed by 46 degrees near montpelier. >> i stay at home with the fan on and te ors closed.
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>> at 11 in the morning, there's no one about. >> france last broke temperature records more than a decade ago in august. wh makes this heatwave unusual is how early it has come. >ede government has publish a hodeo showing peoplw to keep cool and asked for safety announcements on trains. these w days of hot weather aren't expected to spark the kind of health crisis france has seen in the past. some accuse the government of acting like a nanny state. the warning from across the border, heat poses more thanskne kind of ri that began in spain on wednesday were still outpacing emergencyrews today, sparked by farm waste left in
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the scorching sun. carelessness turned to catastrophe in the words of one official. in paris, the health minister expressed frustration at those ring government advice. host: you are watching bbc world newsmerica. still to come, they were the riots which helped spark the fight for gay rights. 50 years later, outside stonewall. ♪ host grown up -- blown up what remains of a bridge in the city of genoa
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high explosives were used in the demolition. sathous of residents who lived nearby h to evacuate. james: genoa got ready to bring niwn the remains of the bridge at 9:00 this mor. there was a short delay because of reports a man was found refusing to leave his home near the structure. officials sorted it out. cameras were ready to catch the dust. then, experts pressed the button. [explosion] reporter: it was over in a few seconds. [explosion]st reporter: the overed the entire area. the operation was a success. >> the bridge came down.
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procedures have been strictly followed. plans are on track. ng>> [shoun foreign language] >> italy is still recovering from the partial collapse of the bridge last summer. the structure fell when decaying cables snapped. the investigation in who is to blame has yet to reachsi conc.s the country gun work on a replacement designed by the country's most famous architect. this is what will look like. the government says the new structure is expected to be ready by next year. ♪
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host: it was 50 years ago today that riots at stonewall inn in new york sparked the modern day gay rights movement. violence broke out when a public morasquad raided the gay bar many banded together to fight back. the inn is now an iconic landmark. our correspondent is there. you have been speaking to so many activists who rioted at that time. what do theyh make of how m has changedince then when it comes to gay rights? reporter: a lot ofre activists excited. there is concerned there is not enough intergenerational talking. younger people may not be speaking to older people within the community.
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four to six million extra people are expected to be in the streets of new york and will be having those conversations and learning more about the history . hoed: so many people are exc for pride parades taking place across the world. for those of us who can't be there in new york, how is the city celebrating? porter: there are rainbow flags everywhere. there will be a rally this evening. some celebrities have made exciting appearances. lady gaga, alicia keys. n't realize there idols would be making the -- tehir idols would be making
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these appearances. at the pride parade on sunday, we are expecting huge of differen, lots events. there is an alternative pride this year that will walk the original stonewall route, sponsorhuge they want to remind peopl mof the originsage of pride, which was a protest, and are hoping to get people to remember the roots the movement came from. host: thank you. one photographer was only 10 years oldt when man filked on the moon. he has been chasing the sun and moon with his camera. is out with "new york celestial." he shows how the sun and moon
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interact with people in places of new york. he spoke to the bbc about his work. >> the fst time i photographed the moon, i learned the general public has this intense fascination with the moon. i was 11 years old when man first walked on the moon. this is romantic. it is featured in so many movies and different kinds ofph ography. something about it sms magical to people. the statue of liberty is the st iconic landmark in new york. everybody loves the statue of liberty. you can't say anything bad about it. le will say, i hate that building, look at the skyline. it is new. there are monstrosity buildings. sthe statnds for so much in people's minds. everody is just over the moo
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that is when you have a picture of the moon and the statue together. this is the night when the sun yots and it is visible down every street in ne. when the sun is setting, it is chaos. i love being on the streets. the pedestrians all move out into the center of the streets and block traffic. horns are bping. tlice are yelling. everyone is tryiget a picture. the people in the back of the cabs are yelling it is crazy. new york city is iconic. it has more iconic buildings and more recognizable landmarks than any other city. when i post pictures from new york, i find that people all over the world leave comments about how they cannot wait to
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come to new york for the first time. t or they were and cannot wait to come back. it is the interaction betwstn poing pictures on instagram or plcebook or twitter, and p around the entire world that inspires me to go out there and photograph theity. host: that is all for tonight' s you can find all of the days news at our website. check us out on facebook. have a great weekend. ♪ announcer: funding for this presentation is made possible by... th by judy and peter blum-kovler foundation, pursuing solutions for america's neglected needs;
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captioning sponsored by newshour proctions, llc >> woodruff: good evening. i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight: no laughing matter o amid a meetiworld leaders in japan, president trump wears a grin as he tells russia's vladimir putin not to meddle in american elections. then, boiling point. a massive heat wave grips western europe, breaking temperature records andg promptaders to place the blame on climate change. plus, it's friday. mark shields and david b break down both nights of the democratic debates, and more. d, an inside look at the best of contemporary art.re jebrown is our guide to the wide range of voices and visions on display at theni whitney bi.

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