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this is bbc news. the headlines. the summit marking 70 years of nato alliance ends with borisjohnson insisting the discussions were practical and harmonious — despite reported divisions meanwhile, a video emerges that appears to show some leaders talking about donald trump — the us president hits back at canada's prime minister. well, he's too fast. and honestly with justin trudeau, he's a nice guy and i find to be a very nice guy. the truth is, i called him out on the fact that he is not paying 2% and i guess he's not very happy about it. the impeachment inquiry into president trump moves up a gear, as the us house judiciary committee considers the charges that lawmakers will vote on.
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eight wickets that led to a famous ashes victory — england fast bowler bob willis dies aged seventy. join us for today's electioncast. and also coming up before nine o'clock, it's daniel craig's swansong as bond. in so what can we expect from no time to die — in on the strength of this trailer. nato leaders have ended their seventieth anniversary meeting in watford.
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borisjohnson — who hosted the gathering of the west's military alliance — spoke of the solidarity at the heart of the organisation. but there've been plenty of behind—the—scenes tensions. there have been arguments about nato's future direction and what to do about syria — and in a meeting that was meant to be all about diplomacy, we had president trump calling his canadian counterpart justin trudeau two—faced. this report from our deputy political editorjohn pienaar does contain some flash photography. he loves to make a big entrance, whether or not he is always completely welcome. donald trump may not always be looking for trouble, but it often turns out that way. he needs careful handling, and everyone knows it. that includes his host, who is fighting a campaign. the honourable donald trump, president of the united states of america. the leader of the free world has already fallen foul of nato allies and strayed into the election. he's not a man to take directions.
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when it came to the uk's most powerful ally, borisjohnson was treading very carefully today. the president of the united states had spoken of his admiration for you. do you believe that as a leader and as a man that donald trump is good for the west, and good for britain, and if so why? well, i certainly think, john, that the united states is the guarantor of, a massive contributor to nato and, you know, if you want evidence of the willingness of the united states to stand shoulder to shoulder with us, i would point to back to what happened in the case of the poisonings in salisbury — america stood shoulder to shoulder with us then, it has done for decades, and is an invaluable ally and continues to be so. what about mr trump himself, though, prime minister? you were saying... let's be clear — this was under
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the current us administration and they were shoulder to shoulder with us. but look — mrjohnson was captured last night in on a joke at donald trump's expense with leaders, including emmanuel macron of france and canada's justin trudeau. here mimicking the shock of white house staffers at president trump's off—the—cuff diplomacy this week. britain's pm was pleading ignorance. that's. . .that‘s complete nonsense. and i don't know where that's come from. but this was donald trump's verdict on the canadian leader. well, he is two—faced. he is two—faced, he said. obviously not at all happy. pomp and ceremony at the summit here in hertfordshire, while in nottingham labour's leader seemed a world away. numberten! jeremy corbyn‘s vision —
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a nato dedicated to peace. i thought the direction that nato was going was the wrong one, i've had discussions with many people, and i want to see a reduction in tensions around the world. we cannot go on developing the concept of an arms race. there has to be a process of recognising the real threats in this world are actually terrorism, cyber security, and of course the climate crisis that affects all of us. and i think we can all play a part in dealing with those issues. the rival leaders are offering very different visions of britain's future. from labour's radical socialism to the tories‘ brexit with or without a deal, and an option to stop brexit altogether on offer too. the country's economic, political, strategic future all up for grabs in an election which could come to shape or reshape the country, and the lives of everyone in it. tonight, borisjohnson can't know whether he's heading out of office or staying in. how could he? that will be up to us
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on december the 12th. let's speak now to the former international trade secretary and a former defence secretary, liam fox who joins us from bristol. let us concentrate on the nato summit. do you agree with your former colleague that it was a success 7 former colleague that it was a success? is my current colleague, and it was a diplomatic success for borisjohnson to come out of the summit with two things intact. that the americans did not actually blow a fuse over the funding issue and only eight members apart from the united states of the 29 meat into 2% of the gdp commitment and 130 billion more is coming forward and funding for defence and that was a
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least a step forward and donald trump will regard that as a success from his point of view in terms of the other countries stepping up to the other countries stepping up to the plate and notjust leaving the united states funding. and there seems to be an agreement over turkey such that turkey agreed to the increased deployment in the baltic states and while they do not know the details that were, some diplomatic handling will take to get that through but to be a part of the alliance and the geography and the neighbours that it has your up to one side and georgia and armenia and russia to the north and borders of syria iraq and iran, it is very important strategy to keep turkey in there and i think with borisjohnson will be very satisfied that it has gone well. and russia and terrorism as the key threats to nato news, do you agree with that focus? yes, i
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do. and for people to see that russia is not a threat any more, i tell people when there annexed by russia that it wasn't a threat or when the baltic states are seeing increasing tensions with russia or georgia where russian troops are still occupying part of that sovereign territory. it is a risk andi sovereign territory. it is a risk and i think when emmanuel macron makes the comments that he did, i think there was something behind that, what is the political role for nato in the cold war we understood there was a dual role. 0ne nato in the cold war we understood there was a dual role. one was protecting from russia's military aggression but also fighting against the intrusion of communism into europe and i think that the debate about what nato's political role is is being underplayed and there have been a lot of criticisms over president emmanuel macron but the point he was making was there needs to be more of a politically identifiable role for nato as we move forward. it has been an
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immensely successful alliance, 29 countries protecting more than a billion people but we do need to have a complete understanding of the type of threat that we face, not just in our immediate vicinity but from a world that is increasingly interconnected and vulnerable in a way that perhaps was not so before. more distant apparently threats, the question of china, which was raised at the summit and president donald trump referred directly to the chinese telecoms giant as a security danger. the uk's position on this is more nuanced and you said back in may when the international trade secretary said there would be a decision on huawei, that that decision on huawei, that that decision would come shortly, you said that in may and it is now
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december and they still do not have a decision. where does the uk government stand on huawei? the new government left to take that decision quickly, the situation is that because we did not anticipate the potential threat that huawei would pose, we did not actually make sufficient provisions for those elements of 5g that we would have to incorporate from elsewhere the decision needs to be based on national security consideration and not considerations of whether it is one country or another that we want to incorporate. we need to have a set of objective rules and that will determine who might or might not be incorporated into projects rather than picking out a particular country or a particular company at the beginning. so to get a clear a nswer the beginning. so to get a clear answer from you from your own view as to president trump's statement that huawei is a security danger. is
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ita that huawei is a security danger. is it a security danger?” that huawei is a security danger. is it a security danger? i think that there are elements of incorporation of certain countries, china would be one of them that would have to look to see whether it produced vulnerabilities in terms of your national security. i am vulnerabilities in terms of your national security. iam not vulnerabilities in terms of your national security. i am not sure that that is something that would wa nt to that that is something that would want to talk too much more publicly, but the decision would have to be taken by the government, any government about whether elements of any incorporation of the 5g network provided by a strategic vulnerability, i know there is a lot of work being done at a very high level and those who understand these technical issues very well, they will have to feed that into the government and the national security council will want to look at those findings and i'm sure they will want to come to a conclusion quickly based on very expert advice. you said quickly shortly back in may and isa said quickly shortly back in may and is a pointed out early, we are in december now and can ijust quote you on what the prime minister said
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today, we cannot prejudice when asked about huawei. we cannot prejudice our national security nor can we prejudice our ability to co—operate with other vital security partners. that sounds like he is veering towards the language of the us side. that there is a security threat and that even if the uk's analysis is that there is no security threat, the fact that our allies see a security threat means oui’ allies see a security threat means our ability to co—operate with then be impaired in intelligence if we we re be impaired in intelligence if we were to give huawei the 5g network and those grants, even of not on her own security and analysis, we would decide against. do you think they'll beafair decide against. do you think they'll be a fair analysis of the prime minister's comments? that may well be what he is intending but you have to also understand that there are nuanced differences among the partners, the australians do not
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ta ke partners, the australians do not take the same view as the united states, for example and canada also ta kes states, for example and canada also takes different views. we have to look at that in the round. there is a very strong look at that in the round. there is a very strong concern look at that in the round. there is a very strong concern that the united states, i have met with representatives of the united states this week, discussing some of these issues and with them there is a concern in congress also among the american politicians, but we will have to agree on a modus operandi that all partners are happy and as i said, we will need to develop objective criteria as we the risks and that is something that has to be done on the basis of expert advice and ultimately a decision for the national security council and on their advice to the capital. an inquest into the london bridge attack has heard that both the victims died from stab wounds to the chest. cambridge university graduates 25—year—old jack merritt and 23—year—old saskia jones were killed by usman khan during a prisoner rehabilitation event last friday. the inquest was told both
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the victims had suffered from shock and haemorrhaging. ahead of electioncast with adam and vicki at eight—thirty, let's take a brief look at some of today's election news liberal democrat leaderjo swinson has admitted her party got things wrong in coalition with the conservatives —— and said they should have stopped the bedroom tax. speaking to andrew neil in his latest bbc leader interviews, ms swinson said she was proud of policies — like same sex marriage — that were introdued by the coalition government, but that there were other areas where she said the lib dems "didn't win those battles". northern ireland's sdlp has launched its manifesto in foyle, putting its opposition to brexit at the centre of its campaign. the party's leader, colum eastwood, called it a ‘massive roadblock in the way of our future'. the party also wants universal credit scrapped.
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and we'll find out how those stories — and many others — are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:40 and 11:30 this evening in the papers — our guests joining me tonight are michael booker, deputy editor of the daily express and kate proctor, political correspondent for the guardian. the white house has accused democrats of a ‘witch hunt‘ — after they published a report which sets out the case for impeaching donald trump. the house intelligence committee says its inquiry found clear evidence that the president put pressure on ukraine to help his re—election next year. the committee also accuses him of obstructing their investigation. 0ur north america correspondent nada tawfik has been following the action in washington dc and says there were some interesting interventions to the legal scholars today. we had an opportunity for the democrats and other republicans to go and question the legal scholars after their opening statements and
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there were a few really interesting interventions and there are three legal scholars that are been called by democrats that are firmly on the side of democrats here, saying that this president clearly obstructed congress, abused his power of office and even committed bribery, one of the other points that democrats have brought up and the professor on the university of north carolina said that the presidents —— if the president‘s conduct is not impeachable nothing is. and fighting, we‘re really by the intensity that came from some of the witnesses themselves. for example, professor pamela really hit back at the republican ranking memberfor suggesting that this process had been flawed in that there was not enough evidence, saying that she had read through every single page of this and this really struck at the heart of this republic. the solar
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republican, the sole witness called by republicans is really said that there is no real evidence of a quid pro quo and that they have rushed the process. he said he is not against impeachment, but just the process. he said he is not against impeachment, butjust not in this way. ributes from cricket and beyond have been paid to bob willis, the former england cricket captain and fast bowler — who has died at the age of 70. blessed with fearsome pace and a steely glare, willis will arguably be best remembered for his role in the third test victory over australia in the 1981 ashes at headingley. 0ur correspondentjoe wilson looks back on his life. taking his sixth wicket. the game
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australia was certain to win, england seized. forcing his weary limbs and took eight wickets in australia and the second inning. his expression glaring at the world, a man completely in the zone. this day made his reputation, while the excitement around him, he remained locked in his mission. a reluctant hero. that lasted over before lunch. it was a bit too old to be bowling into the wind. you play for england in the early 1970s, and during surgery in the early 1970s, and during surgery and frequent pain to play 19 matches in all, he was captain for 18 of them. he was always his own man. a historic moment for bob willis his 300 victory. adding him
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to his middle name, the resemblance was not accidental. idolizing the singer, songwriter. forcing his own lyrics and the broadcasting career, never shy to express his opinion on sky sports television, often employing a dry delivery. one of the most ridiculous selections i have seenin most ridiculous selections i have seen in recent times. and his playing peek, he stood above the crowd and against the odds. playing peek, he stood above the crowd and against the oddsm playing peek, he stood above the crowd and against the odds. it is all over and by the most fantastic victories ever known. bob willis, eight wickets. a fabulous performance. one performance among s0 performance. one performance among so many that proved anything is possible and that is the dream at the heart of all sports.
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there are six premier league games tonight with some fascinating subplots throughout and big ramifications at both ends of the table. jose mourinho is back at old trafford. his tottenham side 1—1 against manchester united. . .. marcus rashford beat paolo gazzanigi at his near post to give united the lead in the sixth minute. dele alli has just equalised against the run of play. liverpool have left out the likes of mo salah, roberto firmino and jordan henderson for the merseyside derby. an 8:15 kick off at anfield. tammy abraham put chelsea ahead against aston villa. now 1—all. southampton lead at home to norwich whilst wolves lead west ham too. there‘s a full programme of fixtures in scotland too. rangers can go top if they can better celtic‘s result tonight by two goals. they‘re currently 2—nil up against aberdeen. scott arfield and ryan jack on the scoresheet. celtic took the lead at home to hamilton through ryan christie. all of those games are 7:45 kick offs.
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anthonyjoshua says he‘s not travelled to saudi arabia for entertainment — just to win back the three world titles he lost to andy ruinunior earlier this year. the two faced off at the pre fight press conference ahead of their eagerly awaited heavyweight rematch. joshua has been talking about the ‘challenger mindset‘ that he‘s needed to prepare for the fight. he isa he is a respected heavy in the end ofa he is a respected heavy in the end of a challenge or mindset. all these quotes that we come up with this reality. challenges a mindset. when at the boat around my waist and now this is the challenge of the mindset. going back to my 16th fight, hungry, determined and ready to go. taking the lead, liverpool one, that is all the support for now. i‘ll be back with sportsday for you at 10:30.
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videos made by disabled users were deliberately prevented from going viral on tiktok by the firm‘s moderators, the app has admitted. the social media platform said the policy was introduced to reduce cyber—bullying, but added that it now recognised the approach had been flawed. our technology correspondent chris fox is here with more. tell us a bit more about tiktok. a video sharing app where people share videos that are 30 seconds long, less than a minute and it gives you a never—ending feed of videos to scroll through, usually funny clips or lip sinks or filter defects but sometimes people post serious blogs and life updates as well. what they have done is there moderator guidelines have a rule that said people are vulnerable to cyber bullying and people with facial disfigurement said, disabled
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people, people with down syndrome and those types of people attract more cyber bullying, the guideline said. they advised the moderators to see if there is somebody who is vulnerable to cyber bullying in those categories that they can be put into restricted stayed with the algorithm would not push them. so if you are people see those videos, if they‘re not coming up in the feed is much, then fewer people will bullying comments on those videos when they see the content of them. of course, charities have said that is not really the right approach because taking actions against the victims of cyber bullying in that the people that are leaving the mean comments. itjust becomes a strange eugenic policies. a strange way to deal with it, they said it was an early policy those never meant to be a long—term solution and anti—bullying charities have said it isa anti—bullying charities have said it is a big tone deaf. it is used by a lot of young people in this kind of thing is not a positive message because you do not want to be hiding
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away the victims of bullying, you wa nt to away the victims of bullying, you want to be giving them a voice just like everybody else. the company behind tiktok they have had, they have got into trouble for other things before, haven‘t they? have got into trouble for other things before, haven't they? as with every growing social media company. crying the federal trade commission finding them more than $5 million for collecting the data of under 13—year—olds and the time they said that they knew children were using it but had not taken action against it. that was, she made a mark beauty tutorial where she said she was doing her eyelashes and actually she went on to talk about the muslims another being treated in china. where there being after that, they did suspend her account but those mistakes because
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tiktok said that actually, you can talk about political issues but it is not against their rules and her account was put back up in the video was put back on. you can watch live streams of your favourite celebrities. sometimes those cost money and they can cost hundreds per sticker, seek to be giving stickers to people and they say if you send mea to people and they say if you send me a sticker, i will give you my phone number i will ring you up in give you a message which is very enticing to fan bases and after a bbc investigation exposed was going on, they have not said they will only allow over 18—year—olds to buy the stickers. it really does come back to the point about fast growing social media. it‘s brain does not necessarily catch up in terms of management and editorial policy. not with everything that is happening on the round. anything be a seen over
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the round. anything be a seen over the past two years is that social media is a very new phenomenon in the companies are still working out with the policies should be. they will move faster break things but that seems to be with some of the companies are doing another train to go back and fix the mess they‘ve made. the german chancellor angela merkel says her country was forced to expel two russian diplomats after the murder of a former chechen rebel commander in berlin. zelimkhan khangoshvili was shot in the head from behind in august. germany says moscow had failed to fully co—operate with an investigation. official figures show that more than half of people aged 16 or older in england gambled at some point during the last year. it‘s the first time gambling data has been highlighted by the nhs digital report, which is based on a poll of more than 8,000 adults and 2,000 children. health bosses have expressed concern that aggressive online marketing makes it easier for people to become addicted.
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police have said a grenade that was thrown at officers in car in belfast was an "attempt to kill or injure" those inside. the attack happened in the early hours of this morning when a police land rover was on routine patrol. the police federation of northern ireland called it a "despicable act", adding it was lucky no—one was injured. an investigation has been launched into who carried out the attack. it‘s the next instalment of one of the world‘s longest—running film franchises and the final outing of daniel craig as james bond: today, the world got its first taste of the 25th film in the series, no time to die. in a world—first, the trailer was screened at london‘s piccadilly circus shortly after it was released online — but what does it tell us about the film? let‘s take a look: history is not kind to men who
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played god. joining me, the joining me in the studio is mark 0‘connell, author of the book ‘catching bullets: memoirs of a bond fan‘. it is been a bit of a delay on this one, while, it is notjust a teaser, a fully fledged trailer about the characters, a great contemporary look and straddling the old and the new as well. the whole film, there isa new as well. the whole film, there is a real contemporary villain that
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is a real contemporary villain that is involved with new technology and we have a lot of the old locations from european bond films. and we have more, a great new british actress who is raising up the ranks and is looking amazing in the footage and she is going to give craig a bit of a run for his money i am sure. isn't going to be a move over old guy moment? we just do not know, but may be he has to move over and return to active duty in phase the people and hisjob and return to active duty in phase the people and his job and and return to active duty in phase the people and hisjob and in and return to active duty in phase the people and his job and in the time of the new era. is not clear what the plot arc is, is it going to bea what the plot arc is, is it going to be a continuation of the other films? they've already shown the arch nemesis of the last film and he has been locked up in some sort of lockup where that might be and it is completing daniel craig‘s five film
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character arc. do you think he may be killed off? it is always a cliffhanger device, james bond is usedit cliffhanger device, james bond is used it before but maybe not. it may be the end of his era, but i would almost suggest that there‘s been a second golden age forjames bond and it would be hard to let him go, some may be they may give him a motive that leaves it hanging. obviously it is had its difficulties, change of directors, delays. the knives have been a bit out in the media, some click bed headlines. it is a sign of the allure and power of james bond so the allure and power of james bond so people just go there due to its traffic. well, what about the writing‘s we have a new arrival and
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