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dave, i'll have you. good lad. you're on mine. welcome all. hello. we are not going to play rounders or anything we will have a chat. you're watching beyond one hundred days: macron‘s call to action — the french president takes a stand against the isolationism of donald trump. before a joint session of congress, the french leader casts himself as the alternative vision to america first. there were standing ovations and loud cheers of approval as mr macron urged congress to stick with the iran nuclear deal and to return to the paris climate agreeement. let's face it, there is no planet b. laughter another cabinet pick in trouble — the doctor nominated to head veteran affairs faces multiple allegations of improper conduct in office. also on the programme: bugle plays last post 100 years on from world war i, the royals stop to remember australian and new zealand forces who fought with britain
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and her allies. and the mango mousse that united one territory and cleaved off part of another. get in touch with us using the hashtag #beyond0nehundreddays. hello and welcome — i'm christian fraser in london, jane o'brien is in washington. for two days we have been treated to the bonhomie of two presidents who would appear to share a common bond, though precious little when it comes to policy. but today, before a joint session of congress, emmanuel macron laid bare those disagreements — on trade, on climate change, on their diverging approach to the iranian nuclear deal. the differences are short—term, said mr macron — the message is that donald trump won't be around for ever. he did have warm words for his host, mr macron obviously wants to preserve the bond he has nurtured
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with donald trump. but this was also an appeal to congress, and his repudiation of some of the things mr trump holds dear brought standing ovations and loud cheers. there is an existing framework, called the jcpoa, to control the nuclear activity of iran. france will not leave the jcpoa, because we signed it. by polluting the oceans, not mitigating c02 emissions and destroying our biodiversity, we are killing our planet. let's face it — there is no planet b. laughter let's get reaction from our north america editorjon sopel, who's with us now. sta rkly different
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starkly different from yesterday, when we had this loving. now we have the revelation of big ideological differences. estimate ron must be pretty confident in his personally should ship with trump to go that far? let's consider the optics of this. you have emmanuel macron on the floor of congress, the place where the president makes is most important speech of the year, and what president macron was doing was effectively tearing to shreds the trump agenda. america first, you talked about isolationism, withdrawal and nationalism with only inflame the fears of your citizens. that was a slap across the face to donald trump and the policy there. and he went on to the policies you listed, iran, free trade, climate change — he said, in the global order, you broke the rules, we have to stick to them. i thought it was breathtaking in its audacity to what omicron try
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today. such a contrast, yesterday they were holding hands, kissing, it today, and manuel cron was delivering letters after letter to donald trump. i thought it was extraordinary. i thought if it was pragmatic as well. they don't know what they managed to get out of president trump in terms of concessions, particularly in the wrong place deal. was this president macron getting around the present and try to nudge congress in his direction? i think emmanuel macron has been incredibly shrewd. we will see when the ron nuclear deal runs out what trump body then. i think it tried to flatter and cosy up to donald trump, tell him how great he is, andi donald trump, tell him how great he is, and i think that has given him license to criticise donald trump. i can't think of any other world leader who could get away without. i think he has shown the other is a masterclass in how you handle this
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particular us president. but, as you say, the proof will be in the pudding of where there are concessions from donald trump. but i thought it showed extraordinary self—confidence and a man determined to establish himself as the torch bearer of the alternative vision to trumpism or america first, what everyone to call it. it was a call to action. ijust everyone to call it. it was a call to action. i just wondered everyone to call it. it was a call to action. ijust wondered if it was won over the bounds for congress? some of the criticism has been, when it comes to the worst tendencies of donald trump, congress has stood up to him? i was trying to watch closely whether cheering was coming from, andi closely whether cheering was coming from, and i think you will find that democrats were cheering rather more than republicans, who were sitting rather uncomfortably. they may have sympathies, but they thought i cannot be seen to be applauding this in case donald trump is watching and it gets me into big trouble with some of his supporters. i think this
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was ace beach that was significant. we listen to lots of speeches and say that was important, i think this speech will live long in the memory because of what happens, the way it was done and the manner of the execution means this is a significant address to congress, where a visiting president takes apart the us president's policy agenda. we await to see how much impact it will have an donald trump, thank you, john. for reaction from capitol hill to president macron‘s speech i spoke a brief time ago to democratic congressman david cicilline, who sits on the foreign affairs committee. thank you forjoining me. president macron made it clear that france will stay within the wrong place nuclear agreement. the point is, do you think he's persuaded president trump to stay? i don't think we know that. has spoken to the american people about the importance of
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staying in this very important international agreement that will prevent iran from having nuclear weapons. i think he made a convincing case, obviously, the additional agreements to reach that will build upon this agreement. i hope the president listens carefully to their conversation and do what he said to ourchamber to their conversation and do what he said to our chamber today. to their conversation and do what he said to our chamber todaym to their conversation and do what he said to our chamber today. it was a very different present micron today than yesterday cost mike best friends with donald trump. do you think he is going to be able to use that personal relationship to bring america back into the fold?” that personal relationship to bring america back into the fold? i hope so. america back into the fold? i hope 50. today, present micron spoke about the very long—standing, important relationship between our two countries, the very specialised sure between france and the united states, really made the case for a multilateralism and how important american leadership is in the security of the world. i hope the
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presence's has a relationship years building will help establish a peaceful world order and part of that responsibility is to ensure that responsibility is to ensure that we denuclearise places around the world and prevent other powers from having nuclear weapons. and so that international agreements mean something, this is a commitment that we made as we try to resolve the north korean crisis, and we need to demonstrate to the world that wiki oui’ demonstrate to the world that wiki our word. demonstrate to the world that wiki ourword. i demonstrate to the world that wiki our word. i hope that the president is listening, i hope president macron will have some influence on oui’ macron will have some influence on our presidents, i think it's unclear what president trump will do in this area. what about america more generally? things like multilateralism, global egyptians like the world trade organisation, climate change — these are the things that many americans have rejected, one of the reasons why president trump was voted for in the first place?|j
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think voted for in the first place?” think what president macron did in his speech today was remind all us of our is shared values and the best way to preserve democracy and freedom and liberty is to honour those values and engage on the world stage in an important way and the readers and fight hard to defend those values and principles and also oui’ those values and principles and also our responsible date to be good stewards of the climate. as he said, there is no planet b. i think he reminded on gi us the importance of american leadership and none of these problems will be solved by a retreat by western powers. if we retreat by western powers. if we retreat into our own space, is not prevent any of these things happening on danger growing. the only response i will be affected will be to be deeply engaged in the world spl leaders in defending these values. i agree with that sentiment completely, and i think many members
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of the chamber dead, and i think thatis of the chamber dead, and i think that is why the speech was greeted so that is why the speech was greeted so enthusiastically. thank you very much. let's see how this meeting is playing out over in europe. jean—claude trichet is the former president of the european central bank and joins us now from paris. a great pleasure to see view. i think you heard john at the top of oui’ think you heard john at the top of our programmers think this is a speech that will live long in the memory and may be required, it if you accept the premise, that the world stands at a crossroads? yes, i heard the comments and was also quite amazed, i have to say, by the speech itself. the fact there were 19 standing ovations, i do not remember that congress was so kind with these speakers in such occasions. but i think it was quite well done from president macron to mark both i would say a very strong
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friendship, historical, and at the same time he was clear on the point is that there were disagreements, particularly on the strong multilateralism that he was going for, the environment and this idea there is no planet b, which was mentioned by the previous speaker and also of course on a wrong place, which is really the main issue. —— on iran. the friend said it is not only to stick to the jcpoa but we also have to address the other issues and, anyway, it was presented asa step issues and, anyway, it was presented as a step in the direction of what president trump was wishing. angela merkel is in washington at the end of the week, what mr macron and ms merkel are trying to do is to get the president to give them a
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full—time exemption from the tariffs on steel and aluminium, that will be decided on may one. if he doesn't rele nt decided on may one. if he doesn't relent and those tariffs come in, what would that do to transatlantic trade? i do not think it would be understood at all by the allies, the european allies of the us. in a world which is particularly troubled, extremely turbulent with challenges everywhere, frankly speaking, the fact that we would engage in this kind of trade war ethylene both sides of the atlantic is something which i have a lot of difficulty to imagine. i am really imagining this will not happen. if it happens, i think it would be a major blunder on the part of the united states of america. do you think that what we saw today was something of a reset by president macron after all the images
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yesterday of him being very, very close to president trump? does this relationship pose a bit of a risk to back home? what is clear is that yesterday there was a lots of bonhomie and the relationship between the two men and it was quite very well done. still, it seems to me that on some issues it was clear that they are not exactly aligned, andi that they are not exactly aligned, and i thought it was a tour de force for bringing macron to maintain his position yesterday, at the same time, such physical demonstration, ifi time, such physical demonstration, if i may, of friendship and is bono may was demonstrated. today, clearly, a number of points were made on the environment, very, very clearly, a on iran, very, very clearly, a on iran, very, very clearly, and an multilateralism, which is one of the major problems the other countries have with the
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present course of action of the us. with a strong call for the us to continue to exert its strong leadership having invented with allies of the multilateralism and which was the mark of global relationships since world war ii. it's true that we have a great difficulty to understand exactly where the us is going, and i trust that we are all cheering that view in europe, whether in the uk or on the continent. we all hope that some strong messages coming from the allies will be understood by the us. but macron, in my opinion, shifted the message quite well yesterday. always use or to get your thoughts, thank you very much indeed. interesting what he was saying there that he delivered the right message today, jane, because i think there would be some people in france watching yesterday thinking what is
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going on? you have the multilateralism, globalist emmanuel macron in a love in with this isolationist, nationalist president, they're just not a natural fit. but today i think he really stood up to the plate and reassured a lot of people in europe. the question i have, though, is who was the audience? was its people back here in europe or was it may be the liberal elite in washington?” in europe or was it may be the liberal elite in washington? i think you hit the nail on the head, who was the audience? there were suddenly a number of people in congress who were deeply unhappy with what they heard. don't forget that the international atom, the globalism, the protection of these institutions, the very things that many institutions, the very things that ma ny voters institutions, the very things that many voters in america have rejected, that is why president trump became president. you want to know what an american member of congress was thinking the interest that speech, you'll have to look at the from thomas massey, a republican
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fra mccann tuckey, he said mr macron was aiding a dark picture of the american democratic party. and i think that sums it up for the republicans. while president trump has been best the hosting president macron,, the latest date for the head of the department of veterans affa i rs head of the department of veterans affairs is in deep trouble. admiral ronny jackson, who currently serves as the president's physician, is facing allegations of misconduct while at the white house medical unit. he's accused of being drunk on thejob, dispensing pills without prescription, and fostering a hostile work environment. his confirmation hearing has been postponed, but drjackson — who met with the president yesterday — says he wants the opportunity to defend himself. for more, we'rejoined by ron christie, who served as an advisor to president george w bush. how has the white has been caught
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out by this? they knew their pet cat serious problems, they knew about the inspector general report, why won't be better prepared? this indicates that donald trump, against the advice of his personnel, decided he was going to nominate his personal physician to this position, rather than being thoroughly vetted. though i haven't been in the white house for four years, i can sell you that all cabinet level positions go through extensive vetting. they go to see if there is any controversy, most importantly, can be served commission the president has set out for them? daughter jackson is commission the president has set out for them? daughterjackson is a nice quy: for them? daughterjackson is a nice guy, i for them? daughterjackson is a nice guy, i worked with him, but does he have the management jobs to do this job? i don't think so. even the atmosphere in congress at the moment, the partisan take on all these nominations, do you think you stand a chance of being concerned? or should he do as donald trump suggests and take the easy way out?
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i don't think he has that opportunity to be confronted. what i do think is partisan and unfortunate is that barack obama was very favourable about dr jackson, is that barack obama was very favourable about drjackson, said very nice things about him in reports, but now be democrats coming out to criticise the doctor sees no issues from his past. i wanted to pick up on me, they need, the head of the consumer financial protection bureau. not a beer at that donald trump necessarily likes, but has been making a speech to banking in executives. i will result the quote he said in this meeting. in case you missed that,
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contributions because access, that is swampy? i have to say, someone who was a legislator in capitol hill and worked in the white house, and has been one of those terrible lobbyists, i can't tell you an instance of me paying writing a cheque to meet with a member of congress. i don't know what was going on in mick mulvaney's office when he was a congressman, but i can see that wasn't my experience and i never encountered that sort of scheme. in runs directly counter to what donald trump promised the electorate. it does. iwould what donald trump promised the electorate. it does. i would say that clay street, right behind us here in washington, dc, where everyone lives in the swamp in excess here, there is a lot of money that flows in the system. i get at least five—ten invitations a day asking me to spend money for
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differing members of congress every single day. so while i didn't pay to play to meet members of congress, they sure want me to pay to get re—elected. they sure want me to pay to get re-elected. to change subject, it's baseball season here, and coming up on the anniversary of the congressional game on the anniversary of when steve scully is was shot. do you think things have changed? things have changed in a sad way. one i worked on the hell, i we nt sad way. one i worked on the hell, i went to that ballpark near my house and we went to that practice for weeks. i drove past there this morning and there was a number of police cars out there and i want to encourage members of congress at there practising, it's great game, at the hand stadium on my beloved nationals, it gave pupils that people really want to hurt people in positions of power. it's sad, unfortunate events, but i was so happy to see them at there this
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morning, from the baseball around and practising to raise money for charity. thank you forjoining us. prince charles, the duke of cambridge and prince harry have taken part in services to remember the war dead of australia and new zealand. prince harry and his fiancee meghan markle began the day with a dawn service to mark anzac day, which commemorates the first major battle involving australian and new zealand forces in world war i. nicholas witchell reports. first light at the australia and new zealand war memorials in london on anzac day. a commemoration attended this year by prince harry and meghan markle. in particular, remembrance of the thousands of troops from australia and new zealand who lost their lives in the gallipoli campaign in the first world war, 103 years ago. # abide with me... the losses at gallipoli were severe for two countries, many thousands of miles from europe, which had sent their young men
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to fight for britain. they helped to forge australia and new zealand's national identities. hence the importance of this annual commemoration. in london, prince harry laid a wreath in tribute. in france at the australian national memorial near amiens, the prince of wales led the tributes to australian forces who fought with the british in april 1918 to free a french town from the germans. the prince recalled that all the australian troops were volunteers. one in five of them would never return home. today as we mark a century since they gave their lives, let us resolve to continue to fulfil their trust so that every passing year will only add to the measure of their honour. back in london, prince william left his new son to join
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harry and meghan markle at westminster abbey for a service of thanksgiving for soldiers from distant countries who came to britain's aid a century ago and who lost their lives in the service of their king. a gathering of the global donors in brussels has raised nearly $4.5 billion to fund aid efforts in syria. the un says the money pledged is half the amount needed this year, but called the fundraising effort a good start. 13 million people in syria need humanitarian help. a 53—year—old man remains in a critical condition after being attacked before liverpool's champions league semifinal against roma. nine people have been arrested following violence outside anfield stadium on tuesday. two men from rome are being investigated on suspicion of attempted murder. when the leaders of north
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and south korea meet for their historic summit on friday, they will eat together and they will be served this. now, to the untrained eye, it looks like a mousse cake — a mango mousse cake. but look more closely and you will see that it represents a unified korean peninsula. and it also includes a number of islands which are territorially disputed by japan. the japanese are not impressed — in fact they've asked for the desert not to be served. i'm just trying to white house, in the long list of international disputes, with the mango mousse fetes. but this is clearly quite a problem for the japanese side. it goes back all the waiter in periodic days. these islands to the right of the man are called, in south korea, the man are called, in south korea, the dokdo islands and injapan they
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are called takeshima, or bamboo islands. i am are called takeshima, or bamboo islands. iam now are called takeshima, or bamboo islands. i am now an expert on these islands, 0.2 square, matters in size, they are like two volcanic rocks, there's nothing on them! but underneath the islands, very rich fishing grounds and perhaps natural gas. both sides contesting them, and the japanese, as you say, want the mousse withdrawn. i'm impressed with your geography, i'm still working out how to make mango mousse. well done, christian. the perils of trying to run a state dinner. imagine trying to run a dinnerfor kimjong—nam in in the town of panmunjom. this is beyond one hundred days from the bbc. coming up for viewers on the bbc news channel and bbc world news: from jibes tojokes — we've more on president macron's address to us congress. and capturing a future king — we speak to britain's royal photographer about framing one of the world's most famous families. that's still to come.
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hello, today has been a typical april day. renowned for its showers, as we have seen april day. renowned for its showers, as we have seen many april day. renowned for its showers, as we have seen many of those. thoughin as we have seen many of those. though in many areas we start off with clear, sunny skies. just look at how the cloud has been building in over the whole of the uk, the speckled clouds the shower clouds. earlier this morning, we see the clouds towering up in cornwall. they grew into some shower clouds, cumulonimbus with the characteristic top, there. on the radar picture, you can see areas of blue, these are showers. and the lightning strikes, see how they have been increasing sorry the last few hours. pretty widespread throughout england and wales. through tonight, the showers
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will fade away and become confined to northwestern areas. it will continue on and off through the nights, some heavy downpours in the showers. they won't stay in one place for any length of time due to the breeze. a cool nights, temperatures down to around five celsius first thing thursday morning. in other showery day as well, the lion's share across the northern half of the uk where they will eventually turn boundary. a risk of showers across southern parts of england and wales, they will not be as many and widespread or as heavy. through the afternoon, showers encroaching in the south west and turning sunshine hazy. this area of low pressure will develop and move close to the southwestern uk on friday. still uncertainty how far north or south this band of rain will get, but for the time being,
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friday looks like wet weather working into wales and south west england quickly, although drying off across these in england with rain moving in later in the day. woozy sunshine and slow—moving, heavy clouds across northern ireland and scotland, temperatures around 9 degrees, a cooler date for most of us. degrees, a cooler date for most of us. rain will clear away from eastern england over the weekend, followed by sunshine and heavy showers. this is beyond 100 days, with me, christian fraser, in london and jane o'brien in washington. our top stories: emmanuel macron addresses us lawmakers in a joint session of congress. he urged france and america to work together, but his speech exposed some stark differences. ronny jackson, president trump's personal doctor and choice to lead veterans affairs, faces serious questions about his behaviour at work. coming up in the next half—hour: what's it like to shoot a royal wedding?
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as preparations step up for prince harry and meghan markle's big day, we talk to the photographer who knows all about that kind of pressure. let us know your thoughts by using the hashtag #beyond100days the french president, emmanuel macron, has warned the us congress that hopes of global prosperity were being threatened by rising nationalism. in a message that seemed to be aimed at donald trump, he urged the united states not to abandon international engagement in favour of isolationism. he also said that protecting current industries was no excuse for failing to tackle climate change and pollution. and he defended the international accord to curb iran's capacity to produce nuclear weapons. let's bring in the bbc‘s lucy williamson, usually based in paris, but travelling with president macron. she's on capitol hill. back—end home, the poll figures for
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mr macron are not particularly strong. did he do himself the power of good today? he is going down pretty well with a portion of the french electorate, this idea of trying to boost french standing abroad. everyone i have spoken to in france, pretty much, has said he's doing well with that, we like it. the is he is very close to a man thatis the is he is very close to a man that is much less popular than he is back home. depending on what decisions donald trump takes on the next few weeks, it could make things easier or harder for him. how confident do you think the europeans are at this point, that president trampled stick to the orion new killer deal? how much influence does emmanuel macron have?” killer deal? how much influence does emmanuel macron have? i think this issue is a bit of a test for exactly
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that. this state visit has been full of pomp and ceremony, full of symbolism and photo opportunities, full of public moments of the two men kissing, holding hands and sharing jokes. the stage has been set for something to come out of that. if it doesn't, it will reflect by on the influence that mr macron has. donald trump said before his press conference yesterday that things are looking quite good for an understanding at least between us too. then in the press conference he made it clear that he hadn't made any decision yet on the orion new killer deal and would only do so next month. it is a bit of a test for emmanuel macron that he can not only be close to the american president, not only have this year, but influence him, as well. there is plenty of debate on the tones of
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american democracy. he said we are living in the time of anger and fear and do sort of feelings do not hold anything. there was also a lighter touch. in 1778 the french philosopher and benjamin franklin met in paris. john adams tells the story that after they had shaken hands they embraced, hugging, kissing each other‘s cheeks. it can remind you of something! i'm starting not to like him, three yea rs starting not to like him, three years younger than me! he even tells jokes, as well! it is that light and shade that he brings to his speeches, isn't it? it is. he loves to talk. he loves to share a joke.
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even speaking in english, to connect directly to the lawmakers. he said for democracy to work it is important we talk every day, speech he —— speak each other's languages. pm donald trump don't always agree on the issues. mr macron is never afraid to set out a grand vision and what he did in this speech was to link two separate issues that he and mrcramped link two separate issues that he and mr cramped disagreed on the solutions for and bring them back to the same solution that he feels is the same solution that he feels is the right one, the multilateral one, but you don't solve trade disagreements by imposing tariffs, you don't solve climate problems but pulling out of the paris accord. he we nt pulling out of the paris accord. he went to one by one implicitly criticising donald trump's solutions to these problems, while seven at a grand vision for what he called the
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new framework for the 215t century. thank you very much indeed. well, despite president macron saying his country will stay in the iran nuclear deal, president trump has made it clear since the campaign that he simply hates the agreement. for more on the next move, let's go tojonah goldberg. he's a senior editor at the national review and author of the new book suicide of the west. he joins us now from new york. suicide of the west is an alarming title. we heard temp two put up a defence of his vision of the world, a liberal, globalised world. do you think it was a good defence? from what i heard of it, i think it was. your correspondence was correct that there is a pretty obvious but veiled swipe at some of the trends that are going on in america, particularly that are coming out of the trump administration. while we can have
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arguments about what you can mean by globalism, i am arguments about what you can mean by globalism, lam pretty arguments about what you can mean by globalism, i am pretty much on the side of the french president. what is your take on where america is heading? a lot of those ideals have been repudiated by american voters who have opted for mr trump's vision. i should also say a lot of those ideals have been repudiated by a lot of people who voted against donald trump, as well. george orwell has this wonderful line but he says a man can feel himself to be a failure and take to drink a become even more failure because of the drink. a lot of the problems that we have in the states are upstream of our politics and the politics are reflecting that. donald trump is not a movement conservative. he doesn't
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really care very much about ideological principles of modern american conservatism. it is all about winning, power, showing strength, and the fact that he could get elected talking like that says a lot about the state of the republican party, about american politics in general. the fact that he could beat hillary clinton says a lot about the mistakes of the democratic party. a lot of these problems will have to be fixed upstream of politics before politics starts to improve. we were saying a little earlier that we are not sure yet whether nuclear has managed to steal a ny yet whether nuclear has managed to steal any concessions from the president during this visit, but really we should look at the history of what president trump as said. typically, he goes back to his base, doesn't he? on iran, trade, north
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korea, he has not really shifted from his positions in 2016. he had lots of positions in 2016! it is unprecedented in the modern era about the trump presidency, normally presidents tojust about the trump presidency, normally presidents to just enough to keep their base happy while trying to reach out to other coalitions, other segments of the electorate to broaden their appeal. the base typically for every president is only ever going to be between 25% and 35% of the electorate, you want to keep them happy but you don't wa nt to keep them happy but you don't want to have them drive your entire agenda. donald trump doesn't see it that way. he is a creature of raw human nature and he tends, like a moth to a flame, gravitate to wherever the most praise comes from and by definition that will come from his base. it is also something
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that emmanuel macron recognised transparently, in that donald trump response to flattery. the problem is, he also response to whoever the last person that spoke to him was. i would be reluctant to take a lot of promises that he made in private to emmanuel macron and take them to the bank. most of the sort of commitments and a pain written on water. jonah goldberg, thank you very much indeed forjoining us. i think that last comment is really important. we are talking a lot about the ideological differences between the us and france, but there isa simple between the us and france, but there is a simple test here, will the us stay within the iran nuclear agreement? we will see mr macron compactor paris. john bolton who says the agreement is unfixable. in the white house. who will mr trump
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listen to next? will it bejohn bolton or mr macron? the last person who sits on him, he bears the imprint, i read that this week. nuclear gave... as tuesday, you'd look the national securityjohn bolton, mike pompeo, he has surrounded himself by people who very much in line with what his base is thinking on iran and north korea. he might get concessions, but the proof is in the pudding. the parents of a seriously ill toddler alfie evans have had their latest legal challenge dismissed by court of appeal judges here in london. his parents had hoped to take him to italy for treatment. alfie has been in alder hey hospital in liverpool since december 2016
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with a rare, undiagnosed degenerative brain condition. well, earlier this week a high court judge ruled he would be allowed home now that his life support has been withdrawn. but the judge refused the parents the option of moving their son to a hospital in rome, where the vatican is offering to continue his care, even though an air ambulance is standing by to transfer him. judith moritz has the story. the little boy at the centre of a big battle. the plight of alfie is now attracting worldwide attention as his parents continue to fight the hospital where he had been treated for most of his life. on monday night, his father told reporters doctors had withdrawn his life support. his family say alfie has now survived for almost two days without artificial ventilation. we believe this could be a dramatic change or twist in the case and we hope it is. the judges in the court of appeal have got to see that
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justice hayden was wrong. his short life has been the subject of a legal fight, alfie was admitted to alder hey hospital in december 2016 with a rare condition. a year later his doctor said that life—support should end but his parents wanted to take him to hospital in rome. however, by february of last year, a high courtjudge ruled life—support should be stopped. since then, various appeals by the court of appeal, the supreme court and european court of human rights have all failed. and on monday, alfie's ventilation was turned off. when we make these decisions that it is no longer the right thing to do to continue these machines, sometimes patients will slip away quickly, sometimes they will breathe on their own four minutes or hours, days or even longer. this afternoon, lawyers for alfie's parents went to the court of appeal. the court heard alfie is struggling
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and need immediate intervention. and that an italian military air ambulance is on stand—by to take him to hospital in rome. but alder hey hospital still oppose this saying there is no change in alfie's circumstances. there continues to be support for the family from abroad, a polish flag has been flying outside alder hey and earlier the country's president tweeted to say he's praying for alfie. in liverpool, banners and balloons mark the many hours to protest which have been held and away from the court and the campaigning, inside this hospital there still lies the little boy, unaware of the fight over his future. it's one of these tragic stories that we seeing. everybody seems to have that view, and that confuses things immensely. my instinct would
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be that the parent should decide the fate of their child, but the courts, therejob is to make fate of their child, but the courts, there job is to make sure that those decisions are in the best interest of the child. i tend to... i know it is not a popular view, but they get frustrated sometimes when the hospital makes the decision, and they seem sometimes stuck in their own arrogance about the treatment they are giving to the oblivion of treatments available elsewhere in the world. remember ashley king, the little kid with cancer who went to the hospital in southampton? is pa rents the hospital in southampton? is parents abducted him, went off to spain. three years now he has been clear that cancer because of the treatment he got in spain that southampton didn't want to continents. sometimes hospital is get it wrong. sometimes i think hospitals could be a little bit more
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flexible. there we are. a danish inventor, peter madsen, has been found guilty of murdering and dismembering the swedish journalist kim wall. ms wall was last seen alive with madsen in 2017 on board his self—made submarine as it left harbour. when she was reported missing and her remains washed ashore, the inventor maintained she'd been killed in an accident and that he'd buried her body at sea. madsen has been sentenced to life in prison. kim wall. a promising freelance journalist from sweden, who loved to travel. last august she was about to move to china with her danish boyfriend. but first, she had one last story to finish. in the same neighbourhood here in copenhagen where the young couple had been living, she boarded a submarine built by peter madsen, a danish inventor she'd been wanting to interview. but a day later the submarine sank and he was rescued, without kim. peter madsen changed his story about what happened three times. he initially said he had dropped him off safely. then said she died when a door
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hatch fell on her head. in court, he admitted cutting up her body, but argued she'd died from toxic fumes on the submarine first. but during the trial the prosecutor painted a picture of a man with narcissistic and psychopathic tendencies, who relished watching violent videos and set out to kill the journalist. he just didn't care about anything else. so he was not so caring about, you know, other people, if they couldn't help him out. he was loving with people who could help him out, but if he didn't see any purpose for you, you might as well just disappear. the case has grabbed headlines around the world. some have drawn parallels to horror movies and nordic noir crime thrillers. something many here in scandinavia have found upsetting. i think it's a safe area for the normal population. this is a very unusual case. you've been in touch with kim wall's family during the investigation. how are they doing? of course they have
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had a terrible time, missing their daughter and then all through the investigation and now during the trial when they get to see all the evidence. i can't imagine what they go through and i feel truly sorry for them. kim wall's friends and relatives have set up a foundation in her memory to help support other female journalists. they hope she won'tjust be remembered for the way she died but as a brave reporter who can continue to inspire others. maddie savage, bbc news, copenhagen. this is beyond 100 days. still to come: we get the insider's view on high society and find out what it's like to photograph a royal wedding. a seven—year—old girl who lost her leg after being diagnosed with bone cancer, has had it reattached — backwards. amelia eldred had a rare procedure called rotationplasty — her leg was amputated near her hip, then the lower leg was reattached the wrong way.
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amelia hopes it will allow her to achieve her dream of dancing on stage again. phil mackie has the story. it's hard going that way, because it's more turning that way... amelia eldred is an amazing little girl. with a very special leg. she's having chemotherapy to stop the cancer coming back. and training her brain to send her leg the right signals. is it strange looking at your foot and it's the wrong way round? yes, it was at the start, but not now. but when i look in the mirror, it looks strange. and then when i look at it face—to—face it looks normal. last summer she was running around like any typical seven—year—old. but then the problems started. the tumour shows up in white on this scan. and eventually what happens is the ankle joint becomes a new kneejoint... it left surgeons no option but to amputate the top of her leg. then in a procedure called rotationplasty, reattach the lower half the wrong way round. if she hadn't had this procedure
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she would have had an amputation below the hipjoint. and that would have been very difficult for her to wear a prosthesis and it would have been very difficult to have a good level of mobility. straightaway it was the best option for us because this way, she will be able to then get a prosthetic leg, be able to do all the things she used to love to do and all your sports and your dancing. the chemo will last for a few moments and then amelia will be fitted with her first prosthetic. now she just needs to train her foot to become her knee. right, up, down. right. it's confusing, isn't it? now we are best buddies! you're watching beyond 100 days. for professional photographers,
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weddings are among the most pressured moments. but the stress rises to a whole new level when you're the one in charge of capturing the special day for the royal family. one person who knows that feeling better than most is our next guest. hugo burnand was the official photographer for the weddings of prince william and catherine, as well as charles and camilla. and with another royal union just round the corner no better time to get the insider's perspective. welcome to the studio. thank you very much. i would imagine, welcome to the studio. thank you very much. iwould imagine, with everything being so carefully structured with the royal wedding the pressure goes up even more so. it does, but predicting there is going to be premature, you practice. i have a team of seven assistants and we even stop watched a dress rehearsal with standings from the staff at buckingham palace playing out on patrol. so you have it down
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to the minute? absolutely. it is the one time at the wedding were the photographer can say, just one more! what do you do with a four—year—old groom running in the wrong direction and you are round—the—clock? pageboy, sorry, not the groom!” and you are round—the—clock? pageboy, sorry, not the groom! i had a secret weapon which was bribery, which wasjelly a secret weapon which was bribery, which was jelly beans. i a secret weapon which was bribery, which wasjelly beans. i had a great big basket ofjelly beans which are offered to anyone i was photographing if they behaved well. and it worked! when you think of all photographers in history, it looks very stiff and formalised. these days, do you have to bring across some of the playfulness, if you will, but you can get weddings. there is not an enormous history of the royal wedding photography, only because photography hasn't been around that long. when i was doing
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research looking back, there wasn't a lot to look. i definitely was in conversation with people at clarence house about bringing something new to the pictures. what we did was we brought them into the middle of the throne room, rather than having them against the wall, so it's allowed more theatre into the picture. as for the informality, there is a series of photographs that you might call historical documents would you have to get done, then there was a picture that i really wanted to take that i discussed with them beforehand, that i discussed with them before hand, and if that i discussed with them beforehand, and if we had time we could take it. we had three minutes at the end and i asked can we go for it? the answer was that we could. and three minutes we took my favourite photograph, which was prince william and catherine sitting on the steps and all the bridesmaids
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tumbled around them. i'm still quite impressed that we got it done! everyone in that picture has a completely genuine expression or action. there wasn't time to direct. when you look at the smile on the bridesmaid's face, any detail, it is completely spontaneous. do they have that on show at their home?” completely spontaneous. do they have that on show at their home? i don't know. you would put it up, wouldn't you, jane, if it was the one that the photographer likes best?” would! meghan markle is stunning. the question is, what could possibly go wrong? what a question! the weather, really, is the only thing that can go wrong because i'm imagining that the team around will have prepared an organised enough. what we did, as well as doing the
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stopwatch, we had spares for all the equipment, and spares for the spares, saw something was going to go wrong, hopefully there will be somebody there to fix it. this question is about hats. we have just seen the first lady, melania trump, sporting an incredible hat. when you are taking a photograph, does that create problems with shadows, doesn't dominate? does that create problems with shadows, doesn't dominate ?m does that create problems with shadows, doesn't dominate? it can, but it can also make a picture, as well. funnily enough, philip tracy is somebody i know and i love the pictures he gets of people wearing his hats. they are fantastic. the bigger problem is kissing someone. she did have a problem under the brim yesterday. i have a little
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thing i would like you to come to on the 19th of may, are you busy that day? i don't know yet. the last royal wedding, i didn't see it because i was a part of it. same again with prince charles was back wedding. i would again with prince charles was back wedding. iwould really like again with prince charles was back wedding. i would really like to sit on the sofa and enjoy it and watch it. thank you very much for coming. see you tomorrow, good night. quite a typical april day, really. we have seen plenty of showers. many areas started up the day with clear, sunny skies. you can see how the cloud has been building across the whole of the uk. earlier this morning, you could see the clouds starting to tower up in cornwall.
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the crew into cumulonimbus clouds, with the characteristic ample top. on the radar picture you can see the areas of blue, they are showers. you can see the lightning strikes increasing over recent hours. thunderstorms have been pretty widespread today. during this evening and overnight, the showers will tend to fade away and become confined mainly to north—western areas where they will continue on and off through the course of the night. there will be fairly heavy downpours and charm of these showers. brisk winds will push the showers. brisk winds will push the showers through quite quickly. quite a cool night, temperatures dipping down to four, five, six celsius. thursday will be another shower every day. the lion's share of the showers will be in the northern part of the uk. there is a risk of some showers and southern parts of england, southern wales. there will not be as widespread or as heavy.
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later, to the afternoon, we will see high cloud moving in from the south—west, that will turn the sunshine hazy. that al-qaeda is tied in with this area of low pressure that will be developing and living close to the south—west of the uk for friday. there is still a bit of uncertainty high foreign waters cite the band of rain will get, before the band of rain will get, before the time being friday looks that we will see wet weather moving into wilton south—west england quickly, and although starting off dry in eastern england, looks like peter moores and later in the day. further north, for scotland and northern ireland, we will see some sunshine but slow—moving, heavy—handed times thundery downpours. the butchers between eight and 12 degrees. the available clear away from the east of england during the weekend, followed by sunshine and heavy showers. this is bbc news. the headlines at 8pm: the home secretary amber rudd says she bitterly regrets only realising the full extent of the windrush
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scandal in recent months. i bitterly, deeply regret that i didn't see it as more than individual cases that had gone wrong that needed addressing. i didn't see it as a systemic issue until very recently. president macron of france, has delivered a sharp rebuke to donald trump, warning of the dangers of nationalism and an american retreat from the international stage. ajudge refuses the parents of alfie evans leave to appeal against the decision not to allow the toddler to travel to italy for treatment. i'm clive myrie, also coming up, we'll have more on the two men from italy arrested after an attack on a liverpool football club fan.
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