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this is bbc news, i'm martine croxall. the headlines at ten: leaked emails from the british ambassador to washington describe president trump's administration as "in ' ' and "incompetent". iran says it has breached another condition of its 2015 international nuclear agreement. protesters gather in hong kong for another big rally against china's increasing control over the territory. ministers are to spend three million pounds on a service to transport medication, in the event of a no—deal brexit at the end of october. greece is going to the polls to elect a new parliament, with opinion polls suggesting defeat for the left—wing government. a dream start for the pairing of andy murray and serena williams in the mixed doubles — as they delight wimbledon‘s centre court crowd with
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a straight sets victory. and in half an hour here on bbc news, sian lloyd goes on a road trip across wales to see what the heir to the throne has done for the country — that's in charles — prince for wales. good morning and welcome to bbc news. the trump administration has been labelled "inept", "insecure" and "incompetent" in leaked emails from the uk ambassador to washington. sir kim darroch said that the white house was ‘uniquely dysfunctional‘ and ‘divided' under donald trump. but the ambassador also said in the memos that mr trump should not be written off. the foreign office says the leak of diplomatic cables was ‘mischievous‘, but hasn't denied their authenticity.
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it is pretty unprecedented to see the scale of information that has been leaked and the frankness of the language. these date from 2017 to the present, among the comments made by sir kim darroch he says the trump administration is "inept", "insecure", "incompetent" and he says about donald trump, "for a man who has risen to the highest office in the planet, president trump radiates insecurity and in order to deal with mr trump you need to make your points simple, even blunt," and that media reports of vicious infighting within the white house are mostly true. he also talks about the recent state visit where donald trump met the queen, we hear that is regarded to have gone very well and could be promising for uk america relations but he also warns it is still the land of america first. some pretty revealing insights from the ambassador in washington. there will be big questions asked as to how these leaked e—mails emerged.
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the infighting you mentioned in the white house will not come as a surprise to a lot of people because of the revolving door nature of personnel coming and going, but what is the impact likely to be on the relationship between britain and the united states? as you say, some of the things we have heard this morning will not neccesarily surprise people but this could end up straining relations, diplomatic relations, between the uk and america. i think a lot of people will be carefully watching donald trump's twitter feed in the coming hours as people wake up stateside to see whether he has any reaction. this story is running in america so it is very likely he will get sight of it and it will be interesting to see what he has to say. because of the america first slogan he ran under when he was campaigning to be president, his supporters probably will not bat an eyelid at this? you are quite right, it seems that in american politics at the moment things are very divided.
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it is interesting that in some of these leaked e—mails it talks about how president trump should not be written off despite rumours of scandal and many criticisms of his administration. sir kim darroch even gets quite poetic when he talks about this. he says, "he could crash and burn but don't write him off." colourful passage as he compares donald trump to arnold schwarzenegger in the terminatorfilms. he says, "the president may be mired in scandal but in the end, he could emerge from the flames battered but intact." so certainly a sense that donald trump, whatever might be thrown at him, could well survive and be re—elected. iran have announced a new breach of the 2015 nuclear deal, pushing enriching uranium closer to a weapons grade level. meanwhile, france and tehran have agreed to try to resume talks on salvaging the iranian nuclear deal. iranian officials say the doors of diplomacy are still open. during a phone call with emmanual macron, iran's president hassan rouhani
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urged european countries to save the international nuclear agreement. gareth barlow reports. the landmark deal was supposed to contain iran's development of nuclear technology. europe felt the agreement worked. donald trump disagreed. i am announcing today that the united states will withdraw from the iran nuclear deal. in a few moments, i will sign a presidential memorandum to begin reinstating us nuclear sanctions on the iranian regime. just over a year ago, the president upended the agreement and america imposed tough economic sanctions to the ire and pain of many iranians. ever since, the authorities in tehran have pressured europe to keep the deal and their economy alive. translation: the europeans have failed to fulfil their promises of protecting iran's
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interests under the deal. our next step will be enriching uranium beyond its 3.67% allowed under the deal. having surpassed its agreed limit of enriched uranium, tehran can raise the pressure on europe once more by increasing the level of enrichment. during an hour—long call with the iranian leader, the french president expressed strong concern about the consequences of abandoning the nuclear deal. the agreement that took so long to bring together looked so close to unravelling, but in the face of a resolute america, will europe be able to keep the deal alive? gareth barlow, bbc news. in the last few hours an official in tehran made this statement. translation: in a few hours‘ time technical work will conclude and a
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process of proliferation will start. we expect tomorrow morning when samples are taken, we have gone beyond 3.67%. our correspondent james waterhouse is following the story. it may be the translation or the way the story has been written, it is almost as if iran is saying you made us almost as if iran is saying you made us do it. exactly, this deal came from 2015 off the back of an international community not believing iran when it said it was not producing enriched uranium for weapons purposes. this is a step up. the officials are saying they‘re going to go above the 3.67%. we understand that is for nuclear plant in the country. weapons grade enriched uranium has a percentage of 90% but it is a move in that direction. in upping the stakes they
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have proposed this 60 day time cap where they are saying they will scale back on their commitments of the deal. it is about leverage which all sides want to have but they are still saying we want to save this deal if we can. it is an interesting opening gambit. they are saying we will still come to the table, the us is welcome to come to the table as well but only on the basis of its scales back on these crippling sanctions which have been introduced since the deal collapsed and they withdrew from 2018. it seems to be having an initial effect, the french president is now open to commenced talks with president hassan rouhani. how much is going to be down to the western countries that are part of this deal convincing washington that they need to get on board too? there is going to be pressure there. in the press conference, it says the us
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has withdrawn and it says if washington wants to be president, they will have to scale back on those sanctions. but they say they have a step by step planned programme and they know which steps they can take. the west has said they can take. the west has said they were looked on with interest to see what the next move will be and whether they come to the table two. the conservative leadership candidate, boris johnson has reiterated that he is ‘not bluffing‘ about the possibility of a no—deal brexit. speaking to the sunday telegraph, mrjohnson said eu leaders need to understand the uk will leave the european union on october 31 — with or without a deal. but the former leadership candidate — sam gyimah — who backs another referendum — says up to 30 conservative mps are willing to vote against the government to block a no—deal brexit. there are a lot of mps on the conservative side. how many do you think? i think there is a significant number that will use legislative options to do two things.
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is that less than ten? more like 30? i think about 30, 30 plus. they‘ll be looking to stop the new prime ministerfrom proroguing parliament in order to deliver a no deal but also to create options for the new prime minister so that no deal is not the only option we face. another former leadership candidate, dominic raab, who is backing borisjohnson to become prime minister said conservative mps must stick to the party‘s commitment on delivering brexit by the end of october. i think the issue is we want brussels to have a very clear understanding and clear message that we will leave at the end of october come what may. that is the way we give ourselves the best shot of getting a deal which i think in fairness, most of us want. if you ta ke wto fairness, most of us want. if you take wto brexit and walking away off the table you weaken our chances of getting a deal that we want.
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it‘s been revealed that the department of health is planning to spend three million pounds on a service to transport medication, in the event of a no—deal brexit at the end of october. it wants to hire an "express freight service" to transport medicines, blood and transplant tissue. but experts have described the timeline for the contract as "tight". katy austin reports. when a multi—million pound ferry contract was awarded to seaborne freight, which had never run a ferry service, the way the government was securing deals to deliver contingency plans for a no deal brexit came under intense scrutiny. now there is a new brexit date and new plans are being drawn up in case the flow of goods in and out of the uk is disrupted by leaving the eu in october without a deal. things are being done differently, more flexible freight contracts are already being planned, and tussell, a data provider on government contracts, has noticed the department of health is planning to spend 3 million pounds on an express freight service, making sure there is a continuous supply of medicines, blood and transplant tissue. it says it‘s good to see a full
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procurement procedure being used, but that the timeline for the service being ready is tight, something a legal expert agrees with. a department of health and social care spokeswoman said the speed of the contract is within the usual guidelines. more protests are expected in hong kong today as the row over china‘s control of the region continues. last week activists stormed the parliament building to oppose a controversial bill which allows extradition to china from hong kong. china has already issued a sharp rebuke to the uk over its support for pro—democracy campaigners, warning britain not to "interfere in its domestic affairs". anti—government protesters are expected to rally outside hong kong‘s west kowloon railway station where high—speed trains depart for the chinese mainland — turning up pressure on the city‘s pro—beijing leaders. robin brant is in hong kong with the latest. for the protesters momentum is key. we had a big protest in monday which ended them storming and occupying the legco building.
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they are meeting here today, we are expecting 2000 to gather here in a couple of hours‘ time but the focus is not a political target. they say the focus are people coming to this side of hong kong, i‘m on the kowloon side, the bit attached to the mainland. chinese tourists coming here to shop, they are getting the train or crossing the border and protesters say they want to focus on them and explain their cause, what they are upset about and persuade them to support them. different targets this time but i think momentum is very important for the protesters. as for the numbers, we just do not know. we expect around 2000 protesters to gather here and walk around two miles and end outside the express train station, the station that can take you to the mainland and all the way to beijing. the police are ready, there are 1000 or so on standby in case anything does go particularly wrong. they are a little jittery on either
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side, we do not know what to expect, what will the weather do? the police are urging protesters to act peacefully and rationally. the headlines on bbc news... leaked emails from the british ambassador to washington have described president trump‘s administration as "inept", "insecure" and "incompetent". iran says it has breached yet another condition of its 2015 international nuclear agreement. protesters have gathered in hong kong for another big rally against china‘s increasing control over the territory. sport centre, here‘s hugh. andy murray and serena williams partnership have their first win.
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they came through their opening match at wimbledon winning in straight sets in the prime—time match centre court. andy murray had lost in the men‘s doubles whilst williams came through her third round singles match. johanna konta is in round singles match. johanna konta isina round singles match. johanna konta is in a good run eating sloane stephens to confirm her place in the last 16. defeats for dan evans in the singles and harriet dart. all the singles and harriet dart. all the highlights are available on the bbc sports website. phil neville described england‘s third place play off as nonsense and the players were crestfallen afterwards. they lost to sweden in nice after going 2— nil down in the first 22 minutes. severe lack of —— sofia jakobsson got the first one. fran kirby got a call and there was another intervention by there was another intervention by the da r. ellen white thought she
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had scored a crucial equaliser but replays showed she had handled the ball in the build—up so it finished 2-1. ball in the build—up so it finished 2—1. england‘s tournament is over. either the usa or netherlands will win the trophy this afternoon, the meat in the final this afternoon. the european champions will also have their say with the usa the favourites. the netherlands very nearly did not make it to france. the only qualified by a play—off but despite not bringing the best football to the tournament, they are on the verge of a first world title. they know they are up against formidable opponents. the usa have won the world cup three times and have olympic gold four times. they seem built to win. there star player is an equal right campaigner and activist. she was kept out of the
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england game with a hamstring industry. there is yet another injury which is why the odds seem to be stacked against the european champions but they won the european championship two years ago. the netherlands know they need to raise their level if they are to knock the usa off their perch. the usa are hoping to win the competition for a fourth time. the netherlands have not won before. you can watch it in special on bbc one at four o‘clock this afternoon. lionel messi has been sent off for the second time in his career. the first was in his international debut as an 18—year—old and last night, he was shown a red card against argentina. it was in the first half of the game and a confrontation led to both players being sent off although it looked like one was more of the aggressor than the other. they checked the footage and lionel messi
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was still sent off. he claimed argentina were the victims of corruption. garry thompson‘s defence of the tour title in belgium. he collided with the barrier on the right side of the road stop he was able to get to the finish where he said he was fine. mike tennyson won ina said he was fine. mike tennyson won in a photo finish becoming the first dutchman to win in years. in the women‘s ashes between australia and england starts in the next hour, you can england starts in the next hour, you ca n follow england starts in the next hour, you can follow it on the radio and bbc sports website. that is on your spot for now. —— that is all your export. voting is underway in greece‘s snap general election which was called by the left—wing prime minister alexis tsipras. he called the election after his party — syriza — suffered a defeat in the european elections in may. the government faces a challenge from the centre—right new democracy party.
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it‘s the country‘s sixth general election since the financial crisis in 2008. voting ends at around 5 o‘clock this evening. live to our correspondent mark lowen in athens. why has syriza, the governing party, following out of favour? broadly, because alexis tsipras had to perform an act of political acrobatics. he had to make a u—turn on everything he promised that swept into power in 2015. he came to power ona into power in 2015. he came to power on a wave of populist anti—austerity feeling promised to end all those biting austerity measures that have led to a 40% measure cut measured in pensions and salaries. he was forced into a humiliating climb—down. gris‘s credit in europe forced him
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to a cce pt gris‘s credit in europe forced him to accept all the things he had promised which is why he has lost a huge proportion of his original support base and he is facing the prospect of being swept from power by kyriakos mitsotakis‘s party, a huge political dynasty. his own father was prime minister and his sister was foreign minister, his nephew was the mayor of athens. it is allowing a glimmer of hope to shine once again. how keen are voters to go to the polls yet again? well, i think they are looking at the fact that alexis tsipras has remained in powerforfour years, the longest serving minister of the financial crisis in greece, which is an achievement considering he was
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going back on his promises. it is perhaps the end of an era where the political pendulum swings back from populism back to centre—right democracy. many people here feel new democracy. many people here feel new democracy is one of the reasons why greece entered the crisis in the first place. it went in and out of power over the last five decades with the socialists and it embodied the nepotism and corruption that led to greece into the financial problems in the first place. its new leader, kyriakos mitsotakis, says he has changed all of that and has firm promises for the post—bailout era. i suppose to some extent, people in other countries, noticeably written in the us, will look at what is happening in greece and see the end of the populist experiment and perhaps wonder whether written and —— britain and america are flirting with populism, and perhaps that will end. the natural cycle of things is
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for the pendulum to swing back to the mainstream. another country has been trying to stand up to europe over the last couple of years and could be forced into a climb—down with the european union. before brexit there was a greek issue. perhaps british readers will look to what is happening in greece and see there is a message to be taken for britain‘s negotiations with the european union. taken for britain‘s negotiations with the european unionlj taken for britain‘s negotiations with the european union. i apologise for the break—up of those pictures at points. many working parents find it stressfuljuggling time in the office with childcare. the government says it wants to support businesses to deliver more family friendly policies. there are particular challenges for people who are freelance, or work for small companies. but there are some signs things are changing, as dougal shaw reports. this looks like a fairly typical office for a trendy london tech
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start—up but there is something a bit different. working adults share the space with children though it also has some quiet more traditional office areas, parents here are encouraged to be with their children while working. it is seen as perfectly normal. the boss of the small company provides a childminder during school holidays to look after children on site. we would see a more productive britain if more people do not have to lose half a day because of travelling. i thought what would i have wanted when i was a new working mother. i was astounded at the lack of childcare in the workplace. what she is offering is part of the wider trend. small companies are increasingly looking for convenient childcare arrangements to track the best talent. this co—working space is one of several to offer a nursery on the premises. it has space for children to play on the roof
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as well as a nursery in the basement. from which adults can easily reach their workstations. it makes it easier for me because i know i drop her off, she is downstairs, she can be straight up to my desk in seconds if anything happens. i feel this is how working women should be able to be. are you not tempted to check on her all the time? no, because i have lots to do. she has lots to do and is having a great time with people that care and love her. i do not want to interrupt that. this is the fourth, second home coworking space in london and the man behind it thinks this is a new expectation that needs to be met. my hope is if we look ahead in ten years‘ time, why can‘t every new office development have childcare abilities? childcare facilities? it requires will, ambition and a recognition that working
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parents and small businesses need access to childcare. more and more of us are living the single life — around 16 million people in the uk are currently not in a relationship — but what does it mean to be single today? well, research shows it could mean being happier, healthier and more successful than the married population. graham satchell has been taking a look at the issue. an amble through the countryside in kent organised by a group called weekday walks. some here are not in a relationship. andrew davidson, for example, has been single all his life. for me, it suits me. you‘re your own boss, your own ceo. you can get up when you want to, you can sleep with your cat if you want to. you know, financially i think it is cheaper. i don‘t feel lonely, i have plenty of close friends and i enjoy my life. being single has been stigmatised and stereotyped as sad, lonely, miserable.
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but more and more studies are now showing the opposite is true. the latest research from the hebrew university ofjerusalem shows single people are more social and better at staying in touch with friends, are better educated, get greater satisfaction from theirjobs, eat more healthily and are less lonely in old age. the single most important factor of happiness and well—being is not whether you are married and not whether you have a family or not, a nuclear, traditional family, it‘s the number of friendships you have and the richness of those friendships. a park in north london. paige, rebecca and joanne are all single. i think it's getting to a time where it's ok to be single and you canjust be happy with yourself. go back a few years and there was a lot of pressure from the media that you need to get coupled up, married and whatever really quickly. it's not like, oh, you're single, you're going to die alone now. it's more fun being single,
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and you can do whatever you want to do. i think that's the best thing, from my point of view. if you‘re really on your own, you really have to ask yourself what do i want to do? what do i enjoy? and i think it helps you know yourself better. more than a third of the adult population in the uk, 16 million people, are now single and numbers are rising. experts say government policy on things like tax and housing designed to support marriage and families will have to evolve as more and more people choose to live a fulfilled life not in a relationship. now it‘s time for a look at the weather with susan powell. hello, plenty of fine weather to come this afternoon across the uk. a couple of exceptions, we could pick up couple of exceptions, we could pick up showers couple of exceptions, we could pick up showers across couple of exceptions, we could pick up showers across northern scotland and northern england with the threat of the odd sharper one for the
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pennines. later on into the afternoon and early evening, showers going into lincolnshire and parts of east anglia. a nagging northerly breeze into scotland and the north sea coast, 1a for aberdeen, 15 in newcastle. up to 21—22 further south. a fresher story on saturday. in the evening and overnight a dry picture with clear skies, quite chilly across northern scotland, loads of just two chilly across northern scotland, loads ofjust two or three degrees but monday dance dry and bright with plenty of sunshine again. northern ireland is picking up a thickening cloud as a warm weather front arrives and we were seen rain spreading in for the evening. on monday highs of 16 in aberdeen and up monday highs of 16 in aberdeen and up to 23 in cardiff.
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hello, this is bbc news. the headlines... leaked emails from the british ambassador to washington have described president trump‘s administration as "inept", "insecure" and "incompetent". iran says it has breached yet another condition of its 2015 international nuclear agreement. protesters have gathered in hong kong for another big rally against china‘s increasing control over the territory. the department of health plans to spend £3 million on a service to transport medication, in the event of a no—deal brexit at the end of october.
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greeks are going to the polls to elect a new parliament, with opinion polls suggesting defeat for the left—wing government. now on bbc news, sian lloyd goes on a road trip across wales, and back through time, to see what the heir to the throne has done for wales and asks whether we will ever see another investiture like it again. the m4. one of the most iconic links. it was renamed the prince of
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wales bridge as a tribute to prince charles. 38,000 people signed an online


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