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this is bbc news. i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines at 11:00: google blocks the world's second biggest smartphone maker, huawei, from some mobile services following washington's decision to blacklist the chinese firm over spying fears. their citing this as being a security issue and it absolutely is not a security issue will stop this is all tied to the china us trade negotiations. the final bike ride taken by a spanish banker — moments later he was killed, trying to fight off the london bridge attackers with his skateboard. the electoral commission says it will visit the brexit party's office tomorrow to review how its funds are received. also coming up: manchester is blue as city parade
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their treble winning trophies. they became the first men's side to win the domestic treble after they thrashed watford in the fa cup final on saturday. and at 11:30 we'll be taking an in—depth look at the papers with our reviewers eve pollard and lance price — stay with us for that. good evening. welcome to bbc news. google, one of the world's biggest tech companies, is blocking the chinese firm huawei, from using some of its mobile software. google took the decision, after the trump administration decided to put huawei on a trade blacklist.
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it means new versions of smartphones made by the company, will lose access to google apps and services, like youtube and gmail. huawei is the world's second largest smartphone maker, producing more than 200 million a year, with three million being shipped to the uk, in 2018. all this comes amid an increasingly bitter trade war, between the us and china, though huawei insists, it operates independently from the government in beijing. here's our business editor simonjack. a global trade war is coming to a phone near you. google has barred the chinese smartphone maker huawei from some updates to the android operating system. the ban means that future huawei phones won't be able to access popular apps such as youtube and google maps. existing phones will have access but won't be able to update to new versions of android, which could leave users more vulnerable to future security threats. so, what do potential customers make of that? so, if you were looking at phones and one of them came without youtube, you couldn't get youtube, you would rule that out? straightaway. straightaway i'm ruling that out.
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everything's at the tip of our fingertips so if something like maps wasn't available, it would make... it would seem more difficult and less accessible. so if you were, you know, if you were mulling over whether to buy this phone or that phone, if one didn't come with maps or youtube, you'd say... 7 i would probably go for the other phone. how important do you think things like google maps, youtube, all those applications are? very important, to be able to have access to them on your phone on the move. so, if they didn't offer that, it would put me off using the phone completely. today, a huawei spokesman admitted future access to some popular apps couldn't be guaranteed. it's just a question of what's going to happen in the future with updates and we're at this stage not quite sure how that is going to pan out. but in the fullness of time, we'll be more sure. is this a security issue, or is this a trade war? it absolutely is not a security issue, this is all tied to the china—us trade negotiations, and i've every hope and every expectation that this will come to a rapid conclusion. not everyone agrees. huawei is the world's biggest manufacturer of the network equipment that promises
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to connect hospitals, power stations, driverless cars, and having a chinese company at the centre of that is a concern for some. security concerns first raised in the us and echoed by spy chiefs at m16 have arguably made huawei the most important company in the world, thrust onto the front—line of a new technological and economic cold war, a cold war that's coming out of the security shadows and into our everyday lives. is this another move in a game of chess between china and the us? huawei think so and hope that the tit—for—tat trade war will ultimately be resolved. but the red flag of national defence is a hard one to lower. once you start to raise concerns about security, it's much easier to sow doubt than it is to rebuild trust. these are very complexity devices, complex software, and it's almost impossible to know what they're doing in every possible scenario. the us, along with australia
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and new zealand, have already shut huawei out of their future network plans. the uk hasn't made up its mind yet. i share some of the concerns of our allies, and at this point i think it is important to take all of that into account, to remember that these are some of the closest intelligence relationships we have in the world, look at the evidence, and then come to a final decision. when the world's two biggest economies are at each other‘s throats, other governments and now consumers can get caught in the middle. simon jack, bbc news. earlier i spoke to tech journalist michaeljosh, from new york, who is in london to cover the launch of one of the compa ny‘s new phones tomorrow. if you are an android user and you don't have access to the google play store, apps like gmail or youtube, basically don't get what you expect out of an android phone. huawei says they have a backup, an operating
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system of their own, but, i mean... is it really as simple as that? there's not. as a user, am speaking a user, will the apps be available for this new operating system? right 110w for this new operating system? right now huawei is promising, they released a statement, saying that they would release security updates to all existing phones are. even with things like that there is this issue of the time lag. 0ther with things like that there is this issue of the time lag. other users, other phones will have the security updates very quickly. right away. and when a security update goes out you basically tell the world that there is a vulnerability, which means they could put some of the huawei phones at a risk. 0k. like you said, there are a lot of reverberations around this particular move by the us. how embedded is google in the mobile tech world and what does this mean for other supplies as well? right
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110w for other supplies as well? right now there are basically two big smart phone operating systems, there is ihaia west from apple and for eve ryo ne is ihaia west from apple and for everyone else it is google, which most of these phones are on android. -- ios. right most of these phones are on android. —— i0s. right now i'm hoping that google might be able to find a way around it. they said they are looking at options. but we are hoping to see if there will be a workaround. is it only google that have complied to the us order? this is just have complied to the us order? this isjust one have complied to the us order? this is just one supplier. that is just softwa re is just one supplier. that is just software and services. we haven't even talked about the different chip offenders and other parts manufacturers. you need some of these parts to be able to make a smart phone. in huawei does, even if they are a chinese company that ma nufa ctu res they are a chinese company that manufactures in china, they make their own processor, they still require those chips from other manufacturers. they might not be able to make smartphones if they can't get all the right parts. 0k, so can't get all the right parts. 0k, so the answer to this than, the new
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phone, if you do indeed get that phone, if you do indeed get that phone, you will lose some of the functionality. i reached out to representatives from huawei/ honour today. they say that honour, new 0n a20, today. they say that honour, new 0n a 20, that series is google certified. that is all they are saying. earlier today they released a statement saying they will provide security updates and continue to provide support for phones that are currently available as well as everything else that is in stock. definitely including the honour 20. that is lodging tomorrow. that is the tech journalist michaeljosh. the inquests into the london bridge attacks in 2017 have heard how one of the victims tried to stop the attackers by hitting them with his skateboard. ignacio echeverria, a spanish banker who was living in london, was killed after stepping in to try to protect a woman, who was being repeatedly stabbed. the inquest also heard
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about a junior doctor, who rushed to help the wounded. our home affairs correspondent daniel sandford has more. a keen skateboarder, ignacio echeverria was 39, spanish and a financial crime analyst at hsbc. 0n the night of the attack, he had been educating with two friends near the tate modern. they pulled over on their bikes when they noticed one of the injured and then, looking up the road, they saw the attack continuing outside a tapas restaurant. his friend, guillermo sanchez—montisi, told the coroner... when the manager of the lobos restaurant realised how serious the situation was, he got his staff
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back inside and locked these doors to keep his customers safe. but one of the customers, jonathan moses, was a junior doctor and insisted on being allowed out. he told the coroner... i had to help, i couldn't stay there. the hardest thing is to stay when you know you can help and not be able to. he rushed over to marie bondeville who had been stabbed 18 times. he told the coroner... ignacio echeverria was the last person to be fatally
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injured that night. marie bondeville and more than a dozen people stabbed after the attackers left the lobos restaurant all survived. daniel sandford, bbc news, at the old bailey. a head teacher at the centre of a row over how children are taught about relationships, including between same sex couples, has told the bbc she's received threatening messages. sarah hewitt—clarkson runs anderton park primary school in birmingham, which has seen protests over the use of story books which include homosexual families. it's claimed hundreds of children were kept at home, or removed from lessons, in further protests over the school's equality ethos. sima kotecha has the story. last night, lgbt activists putting up messages in support of staff on school gates.
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chanting: our children! our choice! this comes after seven weeks of protests. campaigners and parents have been calling on anderton park to suspend the teaching of lgbt relationships while they have talks. we are not against lgbt. we respect all the communities. we are living here, we are very many different cultures, people. you say you respect the community but then you are calling for teachers not to teach children about same—sex relationships. can you understand why people may see you as being homophobic? you know, we are not homophobic. the head teacher says she won't change her stance on equality. i feel it's attacking a law that i'm really proud we have in this country, which protects all of us for whatever protected characteristics we belong to. and that was fought for by people over the decades and centuries. but now the debate has taken a sinister turn. the head teacher has received a series of threatening messages, some of which are causing her serious concern for her safety.
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today a protester and a birmingham mp had a feisty exchange after it was claimed hundreds of children were not sent to the school in protest. how come you have not supported the 300 parents who have been protesting here for the last four weeks? where have you been? i don't agree with the protest. but as a member... i don't agree that you get to pick and choose which equality you can and can't have. i'm afraid our equality laws protect us all. you seem to want to push your view forward even though dfe guidelines state a head teacher can teach as much or as little of lgbt, depending on the requirements of the pupils and students. there is no point talking to you, mate. the bbc has seen a petition signed by the parents of at least 300 children who attend this school saying they no longer have confidence or trust in the leadership here. but the head teacher says some were pressurised into signing it and others are calling the protests
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destructive and damaging. with neither side backing down, there is no end in sight, with continued disruption to the children's education. sima kotecha, bbc news, birmingham. you are watching bbc news. it is approaching a quarter past 11. the headlines on bbc news: google blocks huawei from using some of its mobile services — in a major blow to the chinese telecoms firm. the inquest into the london bridge attacks has been hearing how spanish victim ignacio echeverria tried to fight off the attackers by hitting them with just his skateboard. the electoral commission says it will visit the brexit party's office tomorrow to review how its funds are received. the leader of the brexit party, nigel farage, has hit back at calls for an investigation, into it's funding, saying he's the victim of "disgusting smears".
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but the electoral commission says it will visit the party's headquarters, to review its systems for taking donations. it comes as mr farage had a milkshake thrown at him, during a campaign walkabout in newcastle, ahead of thursday's european elections. chris mason has the story. right, 0k, good stuff. nigel farage, on the streets and setting the pace in this european parliament election campaign. but a man who's long provoked strong views became the latest political figure to end up looking like this. complete failure. could have spotted that a mile away. with a milkshake just where you don't want it. a man has been arrested. but as he looked for a newjacket, he faced questions too from political opponents about the flood of online donations, including from abroad, to his new party.
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his response? characteristically punchy. absolutely disgusting smear. not only are we complying with all electoral law, the reason they're screaming and shouting is because, in the space of five weeks, nearly 110,000 people have signed up for the brexit party. they‘ re jealous. enter this man. remember him? in a speech in glasgow, gordon brown had nigel farage in his sights. he says the election is about democracy. democracy is undermined if we have undeclared, unreported, untraceable payments being made to the brexit party. so what are the rules and giving money to political parties? for donations over £500, parties must be able to show the money comes from a uk voter or a uk—registered company. gifts of less than £500 do not need to be reported. some are asking whether the rules are out of date, given how easy it is now to make payments online from anywhere. but the brexit party is pulling
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in lots of money and, apparently, doing well and so scrutiny from its opponents was always going to follow. and the watchdog, the electoral commission, will pay it a visit tomorrow. chris mason, bbc news. the former deputy prime minister, lord heseltine , has had the conservative whip removed after he said he would be voting for a liberal democrat candidate in thursday's european election. as a staunch european, he said he could not support the government's brexit policy. a spokesman for the party said as a memberfor 50 years, lord heseltine would have known that publicly endorsing the candidates of another party would not be acceptable. the delay to the uk leaving the european union, means along with the 27 other member states, we'll be going to the polls this week,
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to elect members of the european parliament. now there are 751 meps in all, and roughly speaking the larger a country's population, the more meps it gets with 73, representing the uk. the results aren't due until sunday, once the last of the eu 28 have voted. 0ur europe editor katya adler has travelled across the continent, to assess the mood, among voters. self—styled man of the people, italy's matteo salvini is storming opinion polls ahead of this week's european elections. while we focus on brexit, the rest of europe is obsessed, delighted or scared by populist nationalists like him. like all of them, marine le pen of france, germany's afd and more who came to milan for a joint rally this weekend.
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viva italia! vive la france! they promised fewer migrants and mosques, more security, less interference from brussels, and the crowd...loved it. but what's far from clear is whether domestic—focused nationalists like matteo salvini, who shouts "italy first", or marine le pen, who wants france first, can really work together effectively on the european stage. matteo, per la bbc, perfavore... later, i asked matteo salvini about the accusations that he's a fascist, a racist, a danger. "look at all the families here today," he told me. "they're not fascists. "fascists are ghosts of the past. "we're creating a europe of the future." but salvini and friends may well fail to get the numbers to transform the eu as they wish. europe's voters want change, but not all look to the populist right. environmental groups and the populist left also expect
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a boost in these european elections. # raindrops keep falling on my head...# with so many europeans determined to rain on the parade of traditional political parties, governments of the eu's big two — france and germany — are concerned their campaigns are falling flat. haemorrhaging votes in brussels will further weaken merkel and macron at home. we caught up with annegret kramp—karrenbauer, widely viewed as angela merkel‘s successor. she's the one fronting her pa rty‘s election campaign. the german chancellor has kept a low profile. translation: we are fighting for every vote. there are rumours about mrs merkel‘s coalition after the european elections, but we remain committed to serving our country. as for what the eu makes of us taking part in new european elections... it's seen as a farce, even perverse, that, almost three years after the uk voted to leave the eu,
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it's preparing to send brand—new meps here to brussels. but it's a legal necessity and that's because, until we're out, we remain in and under eu law every citizen has the right to vote and be represented here at the european parliament. but brussels isn't exactly overjoyed at the prospect of welcoming back nigel farage and other eurosceptic uk meps. i don't like them. it's not my cup of tea. but they represent part of the people. i hope that in the uk you will have also — and it seems to be the case — a very strong push for anti—brexit parties. with or without the uk, pro—eu factions will likely dominate the next european parliament. but with seats splintered between so many groups, lawmaking and changing will be tough, just as calls for eu reform are at their loudest. katya adler, bbc news, brussels.
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a head teacher at the centre of a row over how children are taught about relationships, including between same sex couples, has told the bbc she's received threatening messages. sarah hewitt—clarkson runs anderton park primary school in birmingham, which has seen protests over the use of story books which include homosexual families. this is something we were reporting on earlier. in the meantime, let's look at some of the other stories that are making headlines. all the ministers from the far—right freedom party in austria's ruling coalition, have resigned, throwing the government into chaos. the freedom party's leader, heinz—christian strache, was forced to resign at the weekend after a video emerged of him apparently offering government contracts, in return for political favours. there could now be snap elections,
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as a result of the scandal. the world food programme has accused houthi rebels in yemen of interfering in its work to help feed millions of people. the organisation says it may have to suspend aid deliveries because the rebels are disrupting convoys in areas they control. four years of civil war between the houthi rebels backed by iran and an international coalition led by saudi arabia has left much of yemen, on the brink of starvation. royal mail says it's planning to introduce the uk's first parcel post boxes after a successful trial last year. they'll be available in cities including birmingham, aberdeen and cardiff from august. 400 students in the american city of atlanta have had a very pleasant surprise. they were at their graduation ceremony, when dr robert f smith, a former student at morehouse college and a billionaire, announced he was paying off all their student loa ns.
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this is my class, 2019. my family is making a grant to eliminate their student loans. applause. you wouldn't believe your ears, would you? and earlier i spoke to aaron mitchom, of the students to have their loan paid off, and asked for his reaction. honestly, what went through my mind is, i thought he was joking and we all kind of looked around and realised, wait, he really said what he said in tears started flowing down through me. oh, my goodness. the emotionjust
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down through me. oh, my goodness. the emotion just overtook, a very humbling moment. the most humbling moment in my life that i've ever had. what does it mean to you and yourfamily, to had. what does it mean to you and your family, to start off in the world and not have the debt around your shoulders? 0h, world and not have the debt around your shoulders? oh, my goodness. it means so much to me and my family. i didn't receive any type of financial support overfor yours didn't receive any type of financial support over for yours through morehouse. so ijust mean so much to my family. how much has he paid off? almost $200,000. how long would it have taken you to pay that off, have you calculated? when i did my calculations and my excel spreadsheet i broke it out, looking at about 25 years. i was just planning on saving up as much money asi planning on saving up as much money as i could so i could invest whatever little savings i've had into the real estate market and use
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that the principal amount on my loads itself but he took care of it. you've spoken about being a black man, a black student and what this means to you. can you put it into context? really and truly, it's one thing, you are alone free and is a black man, looking around, it really changed the game because you got a whole community of black people and he really moved up our credit scores. they paid for it. he really turned us into a whole other tax bracket. he changed our lives forever and ever. robert f smith, morehouse college, a lot of people in the uk have never heard of them. terry quickly, what do they mean to you? basically, what it means to me is, morehouse is one of those places
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where the air that i breathe is something special, it's different, when you look at me, you're not going to get scared, you're going to be inspired, i want to get to know you, not just by be inspired, i want to get to know you, notjust by the colour of your skin. 0k, paying it forward. itake it you are going to answer that call of action from mr smith. i have to. definitely, we do plan on doing something. doing something for our next reunion when it comes time to give back and pay it forward since we are debt free. what a way to start your career. and we'll be taking an in—depth look at the papers with our reviewers the political commentator, lance price and the former fleet street editor, eve pollard. that's coming up just after the headlines at 11:30. now it's time
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for the weather with nick miller. it's that time of year, the bank holiday weekend seems to come thick and fast, another is approaching, how to match the amazing weather over easter. we will see what this one has to offer in just a moment. before that, the rest of the week will deliver some warmth, the chance ofa will deliver some warmth, the chance of a shower in it so we started the week on monday, a few showers around, especially in scotland and during tuesday, this is where most of the showers are going to be. it is the most part high pressure but air is unstable for most of us, giving the potential for showers or cloud open tuesday, they are across northern and eastern parts of scotland. most of the wet weather north of the central belt and potentially heavy showers. most of the places will be dry, less cloud and we had on monday and more places for the temperatures reaching into the high teens. low 20s in south—east england. no great change in the weather pattern. there is a
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wea k in the weather pattern. there is a weak weather disturbance nudging into the northern isles and especially for shetland. here you can expect more clouds and outbreaks of rain. still getting showers into scott and, perhaps north—east england. some cloud building after a sunny start and yes, there is some warmth when you get that sunshine, particularly as the winds are very light. going into thursday, an attack of the weather fronts. not in any great hurry to get in. this one will start to feed more cloud into the west and south—west of the uk but most places staying dry. the other system looks like diving southwards and keeping most places drive. it's frustrating, i know, if you want some rain on the garden. more cloud around parts of northern ireland in england and wales on thursday. that into friday, this weather system from the west will push south, clearing some cloud and outbreaks of rain in showers. with it, starting the day affecting parts
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of scotla nd it, starting the day affecting parts of scotland in north—west england, still something to play for in the detail but what rain there is and showers will feed further south across england and wales. more cloud around, wet weather for some of us and if that's you, your temperatures may will head down a few degrees. there are signs of something a bit cooler. i had pressure being nudged away to the south as we start to see more vigorous weather systems edging in from the atlantic. bringing this weather system in across the northern half of the uk, that will make it cooler of course. they said good deal of cloud. still some warm, sunny spells to start the weekend. 0ur weather over the bank holiday weekend is turning more active. the jet taking a more direct track towards us so that is assigned things are becoming more unsettled.
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not strong winds, not substantially cooler. we may start


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