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this is bbc news. the headlines at 11:00: celebrations in riyadh mark president trump's visit — deals worth a total of more than two hundred and sixty billion pounds have been signed with saudi arabia on day one of the us leader's trip. hundreds of billions of dollars of investments into the united states and jobs, jobs, jobs. jeremy corbyn restates labour's commitment to trident after a senior colleague suggested support for it couldn't be guaranteed. the tories defend their aim to cut net migration to tens of thousands after it comes under fire from former chancellor george osborne. a joyous reunion — dozens of schoolgirls kidnapped in nigeria by islamist militants 3 years ago finally see their families also in the next hour:
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just married — the duchess of cambridge‘s sister, pippa middleton. prince george was one of the page boys, while his sister, charlotte, was a bridesmaid. and we'll look at the sunday papers, including the telegraph where theresa may writes she'll tell brussels that money paid in the past by the uk must be taken into account in the final brexit divorce bill. donald trump has been welcomed in saudi arabia, as he began his first trip abroad since becoming president. he signed deals worth £270 billion, a third of which is defence—related. riyadh is his first stop on a nine—dayjourney around the middle east and europe. it's a trip his aides hope
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will divert attention from his political problems back in washington. our north america editorjon sopel is travelling with the president and sent this report. with the mercury touching 100 fahrenheit, donald trump probably found the blast of desert air refreshing compared to the political hothouse that he's left behind in washington. he's hoping this first foreign trip will provide some respite from the mounting problems at home, and what a welcome his hosts laid on for him. the 81—year—old king came to greet him, red carpet for as far as the eye could see. he was even given saudi arabia's highest civilian honour, a weighty thing. a marked contrast to the almost hostile reception afforded barack 0bama when he was last here. wherever you go in riyadh, this is what you see — pictures of president trump and king salman with the slogan "together we prevail". a year ago, donald trump said in an interview, "i think islam hates us." from the reception he's receiving, and the warmth of it, you wouldn't guess it.
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the new president's tough stance on iran has endeared him to the saudis and other sunni nations in the region. as part of that, a massive £75 billion arms deal was signed to supply the kingdom with weapons and know—how to meet the iranian threat. and this allowed the president to talk about what he likes most, jobs. that was a tremendous day, i just want to thank everybody. tremendous investments into the united states, and our military community is very happy, and we want to thank you and saudi arabia. but hundreds of billions of dollars of investments into the united states and jobs, jobs, jobs. at a news conference, the deal was welcomed by the secretary of state. this huge arms sales package reduces the burden on the united states to provide this same equipment to our own military forces and will strengthen saudi security forces for the future so that saudi arabia is more capable of carrying a greater
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share of the burden. less welcome news came overnight from james comey. the sacked fbi director has accepted an invitation to give evidence to congress in a public session, although that won't happen before this trip has concluded. according to the new york times, the president described him to the russian foreign minister as a "nutjob" whose sacking had relieved a lot of the pressure on the president — claims the white house has not denied. donald trump complained earlier this week that no politician had been treated worse or more unfairly than him. that is not something that could be said today. out-of-tune rendition of us anthem. though the composer of the national anthem probably could. jon sopel, bbc news, riyadh. jeremy corbyn has restated labour's commitment to renewing trident after his shadow foreign secretary suggested the party's support for the nuclear deterrent couldn't be guaranteed. mr corbyn insisted labour's manifesto commitment to trident was unequivocal.
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here's our political correspondent alex forsyth. cheering. 0n the campaign trail, the last thing he wanted was fresh questions about the uk's nuclear deterrent. but today he had to clarify his party's stance. it came after a senior labour figure, when asked if the party would commit to keeping the trident missile system even after a defence review, said this. well, no, of course not. if you have a review, you have to have a review. the policy is, the labour party policy is that we... i know what it is. i'm asking, could it in the future change? but overwhelmingly we need to make sure that our policy is up—to—date and meets 21st—century threats and no one can disagree with that, surely. jeremy corbyn has long opposed nuclear weapons,
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but his party's policy is to support the renewal of trident, something he had to confirm again today. the manifesto makes it very clear that the labour party has come to the decision that it's committed to trident. we're also going to look at the real security needs of this country, on other areas such as cyber security. the snp was quick to strike. trident‘s based in scotland so matters to voters here, and her party opposes it. the confusion and chaos at the heart of the labour party on trident really does illustrate the point that labour's not strong enough to stand up to the tories. but theresa may thinks her stance on security and defence will cut through with voters and, out campaigning today, wasted no time in saying so. we have seen yet again from jeremy corbyn‘s labour party today that a labour government led byjeremy corbyn would not be unequivocally committed to the trident nuclear deterrent.
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they would not be able to defend this country. theresa may has made so much of this campaign about leadership qualities. she wants to keep it that way. but now the parties have published their manifestos, there's also plenty of policy to pick over. tories out! and not everyone agrees with some tory proposals. these are labour protesters, but there are rumblings in the tory party about changes to social care. elections can lay bare divisions across the board. alex forsyth, bbc news, ealing. the liberal democrats have unveiled their latest election poster. it's a picture of nigel farage‘s face, superimposed onto the head and shoulders of theresa may. former business secretary, and lib dem candidate, sir vince cable, said it represented how conservatives had "adopted wholesale" policies from ukip. iran's newly—re—elected president, hassan rouhani,
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has said he will continue, in his second term in office, to reach out to the world and to work towards a freer society. he took 57% of the vote, thereby securing an outright victory and avoiding a run—off with his main rival. in a triumphant message on twitter, mr rouhani said the iranian people were "the real winners". 0ur diplomatic correspondent paul adams has the details. in the end, it wasn't even close. the pragmatic hassan rouhani winning comfortably. for reform minded middle—class voters, this was a significant victory. they came out in huge numbers, determined not to let hardliners take back the presidency. iranians know that their president is not a natural reform but they are weary of conflict and in the city is at least they are eager for change. mr rouhani seemed to represent their best hope. today he thanked them, addressed the international community.
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translation: today the world is well aware that the iranians nation has chosen the path of interaction with the world. a path that is distant from extremism and violence. we seek to live in peace and friendship with the world but is not ready to accept any disrespect or threat. his biggest achievement so far, a nuclear deal signed with world powers two years ago. today one of those involved in the diplomacy said that she welcomed the win. i know how competently is to continue the full recommendation of the agreement and how committed he is too engaging recommendation of the agreement and how committed he is to engaging with the international community. iran's regional ambitions in the middle east still complicate this difficult relationship. iran is a supporter of syria's president assad and in lebanon, iran supplies and phelps the hezbollah militia. iran supplies and sponsors
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the hezbollah militia. and its influence in iraq remains enormous. the trump administration says that the iran missile programme is a threat and new sanctions are being imposed. speaking in saudi arabia, america's top diplomat delivered a warning. i hope that rouhani has a new term and that he uses it to begin a process of dismantling iran's network of terrorism, dismantling the logistics and everything they provide to these destabilising forces that exist in the region. whatever mr rouhani wants, everyone knows it is this man, the supreme leader, who calls the shots. there's only so much he's president can do. paul adams, bbc news dozens of the schoolgirls who were kidnapped from the nigerian town of chibok three years ago, have been reunited with theirfamilies. the girls were released earlier this month
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as part of a deal between the nigerian government and the boko haram islamist militants who'd been holding them. our correspondent alistair leithead reports now on the emotional reunions in the nigerian capital abuja. the moment they've been waiting more than three years for, to see each other again. an emotional reunion for the newly—returned chibok girls with theirfamilies. 82 of the missing girls were released two weeks ago. it was a celebratory first meeting, but this is the start of a long process. i cannot overemphasise how i feel. i'm just laughing in my heart, all the family, because of happiness and joy. assimilating them back into society after so long being held hostage in the forest by boko haram militants. the girls and their parents have gone through a lot of change since the kidnapping.
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and they won't be heading back home to chibok any time soon. they are under the care of the women's affairs ministry and the security services, keen to talk to them about their experiences. the bbc has been with the families in remote chibok all this week. it's taken a while to make 100% sure of the girls‘ identities. this was the moment parents were asked to confirm from a photo that their girls were among those released. now every parent has identified his or her daughter. the 82 chibok girls were only released after months of complicated negotiations. five boko haram commanders were exchanged for them, and the bbc was told that 2 million euros may also have been part of the deal, but that can't yet be confirmed. the government says it's doing all it can and talks are going on to try and release the 113 still being held. their medical checks are continuing, and the girls will be given
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psychological therapy before starting their education again, amid tight security. we weren't allowed to ask them any questions. the intense media focus on the chibok girls has at least helped many to be freed. they are just some of the thousands of other women and girls that have been abducted by boko haram. alistair leithead, bbc news, nigeria. humberside police continue to hold two men under arrest over the disappearance of missing hull woman renata antczak. the 49—year—old mother of two, has been missing for nearly a month. a number of properties are being searched. jo makel reports. police are still at two addresses in hull, the first home of the missing mother of two. renata antczak was last seen almost four weeks ago taking her daughter to school. yesterday her black mercedes was taken away by officers. she was in it when she dropped her daughter off. her husband, majid mustafa,
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said she then returned home before leaving on foot at 1pm that afternoon. the other address is six miles away on emerald grove in the west of hull. neighbours say a polish couple live here and that a car has been removed by police. yesterday, they had also been at the dental practice where ms antczak‘s husband works. the police won't confirm whether he is one of two people arrested in connection with the disappearance. humberside police say today the two men, aged 47 and a5, are still being questioned. meanwhile, the appeals for information to help find ms antczak continue. police say they still want to find anyone who can come forward and help them find her. the headlines on bbc news: a welcome ceremony in riyadh marks day one of president trump's visit there. 350 billion pounds worth
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of contracts between the us and saudi arabia have been agreed. the white house describes one defence—related deal as the biggest in us history. there's a disagreement within labour after the shadow foreign secretary says the party could abandon its support for trident — meanwhile the tories defend their aim to cut net migration after it's criticised by former chancellor george osborne. dozens of schoolgirls kidnapped in nigeria by islamist militants 3 years ago are finally reunited with theirfamilies. sport now and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre. good evening. let's start with rugby union, and wasps will face exeter in the premiership final next saturday, after two thrilling semi—finals. exeter beat saracens by 18—16 in the day's early game, dashing saracen‘s hopes of doing the double—double. it is exeter‘s second final in a row. wasps left it late to beat leicester. josh bassett scored a try two minutes from time, as they ran out winners by 21—20. elsewhere, in the pro 12,
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munster have set up a final against welsh side scarlets, after they beat 0spreys by 23—3, simon zebo among the try scorers for the irish side. he has now scored 53 tries for his club. officials at wembley stadium say appropriate action will be taken if needed regarding the pitch invasion that followed millwall's victory over bradford city in the league one play—off final. steve morison‘s winner five minutes from the end was enough to send millwall back into the championship. but hundreds of lions fans then invaded the pitch after the final whistle, prompting morison to say their behaviour had ruined the day for him. a statement issued by wembley stadium tonight said they will be working with the authorities and millwall fc to identify those responsible. inverness have been relegated from the scottish premiership, despite winning their last
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game of the season. they needed a win and for hamilton academical to drop points, but though inverness beat motherwell 3—2, hamilton beat dundee by 4—0. so hamilton survive for now. they will face dundee united in a two—legged premiership play—off. the first match is on thursday. brechin city will be playing in the scottish championship next season, after beating alloa athletic 5—4 on penalties, following a seven—goal thriller in the second leg of their play—off final. brechin led 1—0 from the first leg. but seven goals, ending with this one from alloa's dylan mackin, took the match to extra—time, and eventually penalties. it went to sudden—death, with iain flannigan first to miss. james dale had already been named man of the match, before dispatching the winning penalty, to return brechin to the second tier after an 11—year absence. in the women's super league one spring series, arsenal move up to second, after beating fa cup runners—up birmingham city 4—2.
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they had to come from behind after england's rachel williams headed the blues into a surprise lead in the first minute. arsenal equalised, before danielle van de donk‘s cool finish gave them a 2—1 lead. two goals from louise quinn then secured the win. in the day's other game, bristol and liverpool drew 1—1. despite playing twice in a day, novak djokovic was on top form, as he brushed aside dominic thiem to reach the final at the rome masters. having finished off his rain—delayed quarter—final againstjuan martin del potro, djokovic beat thiem 6—1, 6—0. he will play germany's alexander zverev tomorrow, who at the age of 20 is the youngest player in a decade to reach a masters final. boxer liam walsh fell short in his attempt to win his first world title, with his bout stopped inside three rounds by american gervonta davis. davis, the ibf super—featherweight champion who is promoted by floyd mayweather,
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made light work of walsh, knocking him down in the third round, and the referee stopped the fight not long after that knock—down. england fast bowlerjames anderson is likely to miss the rest of lancashire‘s county championship roses game against yorkshire, because of a groin injury. the 34—year—old limped off during play yesterday, and didn't take to the field today. he will have a scan on monday. england's first test this summer is against south africa at lord's on 6july. that's all the sport for now. let's have a quick look at some of the front pages. theresa may writes in the sunday telegraph that she will tell brussels that money paid in the past by the uk must be taken into account in the final brexit divorce bill. the sunday times reports a tory
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wobble in the opinion polls, suggesting the conservatives‘ lead over labour halves to nine points. the observer reports that theresa may's school meals plan could hit 900,000 poor children, and there are concerns it could punish tory party target voters. the dementia tax backlash is the mail on sunday's headline, as the paper reports a survation poll suggesting the tories‘ lead has slipped after its pledge to make elderly people pay for care. but they are still ahead of labour. mummy kate takes charge on pippa's big day is the picture headline on the sunday express. and a "prince of wails" is the headline in the sunday people. "by george" — the paper reports how unhappy the young prince is at receiving a telling—off at pippa's wedding. new rules for cigarette packaging come into force this weekend.
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all packs must be greenish—brown, withjust a small space for the brand name, and include a graphic warning of the dangers of smoking. the measures, aimed at discouraging young people from taking up the habit, also include a ban on selling packs of ten. tom burridge reports. persuading young people not to smoke. that is what the government hopes these new rules will do. from today, all cigarette packets have to be a standard green design, similar to this. health warnings must cover two thirds of the front and back of the packets. and you can no longer buy packets of ten. there will also be restrictions on e—cigarettes, and on rolling tobacco, too. public health campaigners say the number of people smoking in britain continues to fall, and this is another positive step. it's too early to say how many will avoid taking up, but even if it's just a few percent, that will have a big benefit in 20 or 30 years‘ time.
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but the tobacco industry says greater restrictions will only push people to buy cigarettes elsewhere. we're seeing people actually not quitting, or giving up smoking, but basically buying cheap tobacco from the black market. it has never been so expensive to smoke. the government wants to emphasise the possible health costs, and persuade more to stub the habit out. whether it is french champagne or italian prosecco, the uk‘s love of fizz shows no sign of slowing down. but the technique for making it was first documented not by a frenchman or an italian, but by a 17th—century scientist in england. nick higham has more. some call it "brit fizz," or simply bubbly. its proper name is english sparkling
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wine, and it is made just like champagne. the french will tell you the method was discovered by a frenchman, a man called dom perignon, in 1967. but, here in winchcombe, they know better. on monday, they will put up a plank on his birthplace to a local, christopher meritt, a pioneering scientist who recorded english scientists using the technique in 1662, more than 30 years before dom perignon. he described the way they were adding sugar and molasses to the wine, which was making it brisk and sparkling. and he was the first person to actually use that word, "sparkling," in connection to wine, wasn‘t he? yes, he was, yes. at this gloucestershire vineyard, they make it. they make wine, bottle it, then add sugar and yeast to bring on what is called a secondary fermentation.
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when we‘ve pressed the grapes, we put them into a vat, and we ferment them in the vats. that‘s the first fermentation. the second is in the bottle itself. from the first one you get bubbles, but we allow it to bubble off. when you get a secondary fermentation, you need to contain that within the bottle, to give us the bubble one reason the english did it first is that english bottles were thicker and heavier. flimsy french bottles exploded when the fizz built up inside them. so english sparkling wine has a long history, even longer than french champagne. but it has a long and
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cumbersome name as well. at this small vineyard, they have tried to come up with a snappy title, with mixed success. we have come up with balarry, derived from the latin word for bubbles. so we thought about the welsh version, which was swigot, but i don‘t think that quite had the ring to it. "would you like a glass of swigot?" italians have prosecco, spanish have cava, germans have sekt. what is the english equivalent? perhaps we should call it swigot. hundreds of guests and spectators gathered in englefield in berkshire for the wedding of pippa middleton, sister of the duchess of cambridge. her nephew and niece, prince george and princess charlotte
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had starring roles in the ceremony, as our royal correspondent nicholas witchell reports. a society wedding. a chance to — well, to gawp at the guests, for one thing. interesting for some. others may feel perhaps a little indifferent to it all. but of course this was rather more than a society wedding, with celebrity guests like tennis champion roger federer, among them were prince george, his hand firmly being held by his mother, and princess charlotte. they were ushered into church ready for the arrival of the bride. pippa middleton was driven to church in an open—topped car with her father, michael. it rekindled memories of how it was six years ago, when pippa played such a memorable supporting role at catherine‘s wedding at westminster abbey. today, she was the one pausing at the entrance for the photographers, in a dress which fashion editors will spend pages describing. at the church door, the roles were reversed. it was kate lending the sisterly support, making sure the dress
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was as it should be. then, with a final pat on the shoulder, it was time for the service to begin. less than an hour later, the church bells sounded, and page boy george led the way out of church, scattering flower petals, as the new mr and mrs james matthews emerged together as man and wife. somewhere in the family group were princes william and harry. despite speculation in the press, harry had not brought his girlfriend, meghan markle, to the wedding. had he done so, it would have overshadowed everything, and this was a day when the focus was on this couple and their wedding. it is time for the weather now. good evening. 0nly it is time for the weather now. good evening. only the minority escape the showers today but tomorrow the majority should stay dry. we have some smashing weather watcher photos
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