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hello, i am ros atkins, this is outside source. next week, the world's most powerful leaders come together at the 620. angela merkel has added some spice to the build—up with these comments. since the united states‘ decision to leave the paris climate deal we are more determined than ever to make it a success. the paris climate deal is irreversible and cannot be renegotiated. she has also said people who see solutions in isolationism and protectionism are terribly wrong. i think donald trump will have a good idea who she is referring to. the third highest member of the catholic church is leaving the vatican and going back to australia to face sex abuse charges. we will report from rome. donald trump's travel ban starts later, but with some changes. we will explain what they are. meanwhile, donald trump has made personal and derogatory comments about two tv anchors in the us. condemnation has duly followed. we will look at that. and we will report on why some african countries intend to ban second—hand clothes from the west. some blunt talking from
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angela merkel today, all squarely aimed at donald trump. and all in the context of next week's 620 summit when the world's most powerful leaders will come together. first there was this on climate change. translation: the european union stands fully behind its paris commitment and it will implement the agreement rapidly and decisively. furthermore, since the united states‘ decision to leave the paris climate deal, we are more determined than ever to make it a success. we cannot and will not wait to act until the science has convinced every last doubter. in one word, the paris climate deal is irreversible
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and cannot be renegotiated. remember, president trump has pulled the us out of the paris agreement. next there was this from angela merkel. translation: those who believe that the problems of this world can be solved by isolationism or protectionism are terribly wrong. solved by isolationism or protectionism are terribly wrong. remember doanld trump is enthusiastic about protectionism and isolationism. it‘s worth bearing this in mind though. as david vuyanovich of afp puts it — "there must be an election just around the corner." yes, the german election is in september, and, yes, mrs merkel is trying to hit two birds with one stone. jenny hill in berlin can take up the story. if you listened to angela merkel addressing mps in the german parliament this morning you got the sense of the german chancellor was preparing to do battle. she was doing a couple of things. first of all, she was playing to a home crowd, she has an election later
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this year and she knows that were many germans are concerned about donald trump‘s administration, that boosts her own domestic ratings. but she is also very keen to use this opportunity, particularly in the light of brexit to bring the european project together. today she invited a number of european leaders from the g 22 berlin. she was outlining her plans for g20. she said she would be talking about how to tackle climate change, terrorism, health care, economic growth worldwide, tackling the causes of migration and so on. in reality she was trying to rally the troops. she is very keen to put on the united front when she sits around the table at the g20 summit and faces donald trump across the table next weekend. and we will be live with you from hamburg on the g20. this is boris nemtsov.
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he was a prominent opposition leader in russia. today five men were found guilty of murdering him in 2015. sarah rainsford was in court. for nine months they have stood accused of murdering one of president putin‘s biggest critics. this week they protested their innocence again, claiming they had only confessed under torture. the jury only confessed under torture. the jury did not believe them. after 12 hours considering the evidence they found all five men guilty. boris nemtsov was shot in the back right beside the kremlin. thejury heard how his killers had trailed him for months before striking. he was once a political high—flyer here, the deputy prime minister. he had been pushed into the margins under vladimir putin but was still a thorn in the kremlin‘s site. the day he
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died he was on the radio calling president putin ally for denying russian troops were fighting in ukraine. he had planned march that wheat for peace. it became a of morning instead. a stunned crowd demanded justice. boris nemtsov‘s family are sure he was killed because of his political activity but for nine months the hearings here in this military courts were focused only on the five men accused of carrying out a contract killing. the key question of who hired them and why remain unanswered even now. so today the family‘s representative in court said this case does not go far enough. these suspects are just the perpetrators, but where are the organisers and the sponsors? so all the secret services of mr putin could not find them. boris nemtsov's family have vowed to go on pushing
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for a nswers family have vowed to go on pushing for answers to a murder that shocked russia and silenced one of its loudest voices of dissent. first of all, anthony, what will the white house looking —— be looking to do when donald trump comes to germany next week? the white house will have no problems trying to use angela merkel as a foil in order to advance donald trump‘s agenda, which is pushing for a protectionist pro—america, pro—americanjobs agenda. they see any sort of tension with angela merkel as a benefit because he will be perceived to be standing upfor because he will be perceived to be standing up for american jobs.
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donald trump has criticised european policy on climate change and european trade policy in the past. you will hear more of that and even browbeating about how european countries need to share more of the burden of their own defence and he will do that on the biggest stage. one story i want to ask you about is that and this is another. donald trump has been abusing people online. on the receiving end today would two journalists who co—host the show in the morning. on the receiving end today were joe scarborough and meeka brezinski. they co—host the show "morning joe" on msnbc. and they‘re frequently critical of the trump administration, though that puts them in a large group. not clear why the president attacked them today, but he did. first there was this tweet. "i heard poorly rated @morning—joe speaks badly of me. then how come low iq, crazy meeka, along with psychojoe, came." then after five long minutes where we were all wondering where he‘s going with this, the next tweet arrived. "how come they came to mar—a—lago three nights in a row
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around new year‘s eve, and insisted onjoining me? she was bleeding badly from a face—lift. isaid no"' lest we forget, this is the president of america saying this. well, the reaction was swift. republican congresswoman lynn jenkins tweeted: this is not ok. we should be working to empower women. next republican senator ben sasse. please just stop. this isn‘t normal and it‘s beneath the dignity of your office. next senator lindsey graham. mr president, your tweet was beneath the office. it represents what is wrong with american politics. it represents what is wrong with american politics. but it‘s not clear to me why anyone would be surprised by this. the republicans know that the man they support is repeatedly abusive — he was before he became president, he has been since he took office. he‘s nothing if not consistent. the white house, however is defending the president‘s comments.
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here‘s his deputy press secretary earlier. frankly if this had happened in the previous administration the type of attacks launched on this programme, the things they say, mentally ill, co nsta nt the things they say, mentally ill, constant personal attacks, calling members liar is to their faces, the rest of the media would have said, no wait, hold on, that nobody does that. the president is not going to step back, he has showed that. during barack obama‘s time in office he was repeatedly questioned where he was repeatedly questioned where he was repeatedly questioned where he was born and one of the people doing the questioning was donald trump. let‘s bring in anthony live from washington again. this is a tough one to explain because it is so far away from anything we have seen from anyone in the white house before. exactly. donald trump is a
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president unlike any we have seen before and he is behaving like the donald trump we have seen over the yea rs. donald trump we have seen over the years. it should not come as any surprise that he fight fire with fire in the way the white house has defended this. sarah huckabee sanders when asked said american voters knew what they were getting when they voted for donald trump. that has a kernel of truth to it, this was the way he behaved on the campaign trail, picking fights with his opponents, being critical in personal terms with hillary clinton. to see him behaving in this way as president is in keeping with his character and there is no way he will change. a corresponding from the new york times saying, how does this help get the legislation the senate? there will be people rubbing their head saying, this did not further our cause. this is a key moment for that republican health
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ca re moment for that republican health care plan in the senate. they had to push back a vote earlier in the week. the measure is fairly unpopular among the american public and now is the time republicans in congress and donald trump need to boost support for this plan among the general american public, but thatis the general american public, but that is not what people are talking about right now. they are talking about right now. they are talking about donald trump‘s tweets. most people see this as a big distraction and counter—productive to their efforts. every time this happens it highlights the compromises some republicans are having to make between a man they are not convinced by and the fact they have an awful lot of power for their party at the moment. and that is why republicans by and large stood by donald trump during the campaign even when he picked fights with people that they considered not appropriate. they understood having a republican in the white house is the most important thing. more republican
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voters supported donald trump in this election than voted for mitt romney in 2012. by and large it was a judgment on the part of conservative voters that they do not always agree with his personality, but they need a republican in there to sign the bill is an support their agenda and that is worth it for them and they are living with the consequences of that decision for better or worse. some people will be watching as in the us and others elsewhere in the world. how big a story has this become from two tweets ? story has this become from two tweets? he is picking a fight with someone who is fairly popular in washington, dc, a moverand someone who is fairly popular in washington, dc, a mover and shaker in the media circles. outside of washington, dc i am not so sure. one of my colleagues said some of them didn‘t even know who the people were. this may not play as big as we think it is within the washington bubble. thank you very much as
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always. anthony live from washington, dc. we started in germany and we shifted to washington and ina germany and we shifted to washington and in a few minutes we will turn to hong kong. xijinping has made his first visit to hong kong as president 20 years since the territory was handed back to china by britain. kensington and chelsea council has denied cabinet meeting due to discuss its response to the grenfell tower because journalists managed to gain entry. earlier the leader of the council told bbc london‘s political editor that he did not wa nt to political editor that he did not want to be drawn on whether he would stay on as council leader. the proper response to people‘s lives that have been so devastated by this tragedy is in place. will you be the leader in six months‘ time?
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tragedy is in place. will you be the leader in six months' time? that is not a matter i am able to discuss now. would you be the person leading the council and the conservatives into the election next year?” understand you want to go down that road. i think it would demean the lives that have been lost by getting too much into the politicalfuture of me or anybody else. we are alive in the bbc newsroom. angela merkel is saying the paris agreement on climate change is non—negotiable. that was a very thinly veiled attack on donald trump who is pulling the us out of that accord and all of this is part of the build—up up to next week‘s g20 summit in hamburg. on bbc world
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service, forces opposing the islamic state group have made significant advancesin state group have made significant advances in both syria and iraq. bbc correspondents in mosul and iraq say forces are close to retaking the famous al newry mask. the price of fuel in egypt has almost doubled overnight. the government has cut subsidies in order to meet the terms of alone from the international monetary fund. russia‘s defence minister has described the uk‘s new aircraft carrier just a minister has described the uk‘s new aircraft carrierjust a convenient, large, my time target. he was responding to criticism by the uk government of russia‘s aircraft carrier. in a few hours some of donald trump‘s travel ban will take effect. it will affect six muslim majority countries and it is happening now because on monday, as we reported, the us supreme court reinstated the ban, but it did so
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with a caveat. people will only be able to come in if they could prove able to come in if they could prove a credible claim of a real relationship. today we got more details on what that means. this is a quote from a cable sent out by the us state department. they do not include grandparents, grandchildren, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, fiancees and other extended family members. none of those relationships will qualify you. jane o‘brien has been telling me what kind of effect this will have on immigration from those six countries. the applications for visas are already down since donald trump came into power, but this does not affect people who already have a visa and that is the fundamental difference between this ban and the first band that caused so much chaos at airports because people were getting on planes, thinking they
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we re getting on planes, thinking they were allowed to travel to the us, and then got turned around when they arrived at an american airport. this time the hold up is more likely to be at the visa application point. it will be a big headache for embassies, agencies and those who process visas because the burden to major that people can travel from the six countries will be on them. others involved are saying they are ready this time around in perhaps the way they were not the first time around. they have been given 72 hours to get their ducks lined up. but again the first ban was implemented overnight, nobody was given any warning. the state department, customs and immigration, had no idea what was happening. this time the administration is releasing guidelines, you havejust read some of those out, and they have allowed a few days for people to implement them and for proper guidance to be given at this end. can you
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understand where the supreme court‘s ruling in october into this given that the 90 days will already be up? good point and well made. it could easily be irrelevant because the supreme court is going to hear whether or not donald trump had the power to do this, or whether they have given him the power to do it by saying he does have the executive authority. the big question critics wa nted authority. the big question critics wanted the court to look that was whether or not this constituted a ban on muslims, whether it was unconstitutional because it discriminated against a specific religion. we do not know if the supreme court will even hear those arguments. they did not take them into account when they did the partial lifting of the band. it could all be irrelevant come october because this temporary ban will be over. george pell is the third
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highest ranking member of the catholic church and has been charged by australian police with historic sex offences. he denies these allegations but will lead the vatican to defend himself. here is james reynolds in rome. here is james reynolds in rome. this morning in st peter‘s square, the cardinals of the catholic church turned out for a celebration led by pope francis. what these men do, how they behave, directly affects the pope‘s ability to lead. this morning, one of their number was missing. cardinal george pell appeared in a vatican pressroom to respond to the allegations made in australia. i‘m innocent of these charges. they are false. the whole idea of sexual abuse is abhorrent to me. for more than a0 years, george pell worked as a priest and then an archbishop in his own country. during the 19705, he worked in his hometown of ballarat. the police have been investigating this era.
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they have now brought charges. cardinal pell is facing multiple charges in respect of historic sexual offences. and there are multiple complainants relating to those charges. this isn‘t the first time the cardinal has had to answer questions about his actions. in february of last year, george pell testified via video link to an australian royal commission on child abuse. australian victims flew in to watch his testimony. other abuse survivors say the pope himself must now take wider steps. he is very good at sound bites and saying the right things at the right time. but for me, and i know for many other survivors and victims, it's not about sound bites and public relations, it's about action. and on action, the church is still dismally slow and way behind the curve in terms of what they should be doing to deal with the crisis that exists within that institution. pope francis has called george pell dedicated and honest.
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now a court in australia must decide if that is so. james reynolds, bbc news, rome. next, let‘s turn to the business and for the first time in seven years all of america‘s biggest banks have been given a clean bill of health. they were tested to see if they could withstand a financial crisis. michelle is live in new york. what kind of test did they have to go through? it is a 2-part test. we found the results from the first pa rt last found the results from the first part last week and that was a simulated model in which the federal reserve and america‘s central bank looked at the big 2a institutions with us operations to see if there was a sudden, dramatic downturn, we re was a sudden, dramatic downturn, were those banks in a strong in opposition to survive? they all passed that test with flying
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colours. the test results we found out late last night had to do with their capital plans, what they intended to do with the money they had, whether or not they were allowed to pay out dividends or buy back shares, something that is hugely important to investors. for the first time we saw all of the banks pass that test. i am saying for the first time since this was introduced back in 2011 in the wake of the financial crisis. citigroup failed in 2012 and 2014. it passed this time. shortly after the announcement it said it was doubling its dividend. it is good in terms of them feeling secure for the future, is it good for the health of their business right now? it is a sign we have come a long way from the financial crisis when we are looking at the health of the financial sector. it is important to remember in all of this. the question is
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going forward what is the strategy for these banks? how does that change? or is it the case they have got better at understanding this new system. then there is donald trump. will he change this? he says he wa nts to will he change this? he says he wants to look at fewer rules for banks and critics of these tests have long argued the banks have been burden too much with oversight and it has helped lending and stop the economy from growing as fast. what happens if they fail? are there any consequences? wells fargo got in a bit of trouble over the last year with its sales practices and there had been a lot of attention paid. people were waiting to see whether or not they would pass. they did pass. another bank, capital one, its plans for how it wants to spend its capital, they almost failed. what that means is they have to go away,
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reshuffle what they planned to do with their capital, re—present it back to the federal reserve, america‘s central bank, and see if they can fully get it approved. otherwise they are not allowed to proceed with their current plans. in the past citigroup paying this huge dividend out was unable to do that. it could not do it by the central bank. we will talk next week. it has been a disappointing day for rupert murdoch. his company 21st—century fox was to take over the broadcaster sky. today the government said it was minded to refer the whole matter to the government watchdog. this is our media editor. they will be pleased and relieved they have been deemed fit and proper by the broadcasting regulator ofcom to own a broadcasting licence. but there are lingering worries about excessive power and control being in the hands of one family. but rupert
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murdoch is not as powerful as he used to be in britain. his newspaper circulation is in decline. they did not get the result they wanted in the election and the rise of powerhouses like amazon and facebook means they face competition. rupert murdoch is hugely controversial and divisive and it is being returned to the competition regulator and for the competition regulator and for the time being rupert murdoch‘s fox is in the long grass. in a few minutes we will hear from richard conway who is in dusseldorf for the start of the tour de france. i will give you his report in about ten minutes‘ time. thunderstorms have been erupting
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across the central and northern plains of the united states and in central canada. some of these will continue to break out as they had further eastwards. on the satellite picture you can see these huge thunderstorms are affecting central canada and the great lakes. on friday they will erupt once again and push slowly eastwards. they will affect the eastern states and canada later on in the week. meanwhile in the west there is that dry air and that very high wildfire risk. that line of thunderstorms continues to work its way closer to the eastern seaboard as we head through to saturday, bringing the threat of flash flooding and possibly tornadoes. in south as yet the south—west monsoon has got its act together and it has been pushing into the north—west corner of india
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and into the south east pakistan. the bright colours mean exceptionally heavy rain, potentially around gujarat and rajasthan. it is inevitable we could see some serious flooding in the next couple of days. heavy rain saturday and sunday across new delhi as well. and also in the north east of india and bangladesh where it will stay very wet. interesting weather in europe. it is unseasonably cool in the north—west corner with embedded thunderstorms. these have been quite severe in central parts of europe and the south east, but they are pulling away northwards, affecting the baltic states and in towards western russia. meanwhile in the south east of europe and in the eastern mediterranean is a heatwave. it has
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been above 40 in cyprus and in turkey. we could even see some local records being broken. 43 potentially for athens. further westwards it is a bit cooler and cloudier with outbreaks of rain in the balearic islands and in france and northern spain. fairly warm in andalusia, but not as hot as it can be at this time of the year. it is certainly not summery weather across the uk through friday. we have got that whether brown returning southwards with northerly winds that are quite strong in western areas and it will feel on the poolside once again. we could see 22 degrees in the south east. you can see a full hello, i‘m ros atkins, this is outside source. angela merkel has launched a thinly—veiled attack on donald trump. the chancellor stressed the importance of tackling climate
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change and criticised protectionism. this is all part of the build—up to the g20 meeting next week. since the united states‘ decision to leave the paris climate deal, we are more determined than ever to make it a success — the paris climate deal is irreversible and cannot be renegotiated. the third most senior man in the catholic church will leave the vatican and return to australia to face child sex charges. xi jinping‘s made his first visit to hong kong as china‘s leader. he confirmed china‘s commitment to hong kong having a different governance system to the chinese mainland. and we have a report about how a common pesticide is threatening the future of both the honeybee, and the wild bee.
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