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this is bbc news. the headlines... the prime minister warns conservative mps they are putting brexit at risk by arguing over her proposals for how the uk will leave the eu. the many people who voted from the heart to leave the eu, myjob as prime minister is to deliver for them but also i have to be hard—headed and practical about this and do it in a way that ensures we get the best interests for the uk. the us president, donald trump, is playing golf again this morning. he will leave scotland later and fly to helsinki for a summit with the russian president. the minister for small business, andrew griffiths, has resigned from the government after sending texts of a sexual nature to two female constituents. it's the world cup final this afternoon, with france the favourites to win against croatia in moscow later. the wimbledon men's final takes place this afternoon. novak djokovic says he hasn't got much to lose when he faces kevin anderson on centre court later. and in reclaiming the rock
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at10.30am, we hear from the indigenous people of central australia as changes get under way at uluru. good morning. welcome to bbc news. theresa may says she still wants to deliver brexit for the uk but has to be hard—headed about protecting jobs, as she fended off criticism of her controversial new strategy for negotiating brexit. this comes after she warned conservative mps they are putting brexit at risk if they fail to support her proposals in the commons this week. the prime minister in the last hour gave a staunch defence of the proposal of what's being called a common rule book on the andrew marr show on bbc. the european commission's two ideas,
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two proposals, they were no good. on one hand, what would have been for us one hand, what would have been for usa one hand, what would have been for us a very one hand, what would have been for us a very poor deal and would have kept northern ireland in the customs union, effectively carving northern ireland out from the uk, unacceptable ireland out from the uk, u na cce pta ble to ireland out from the uk, unacceptable to any uk government. on the other hand they call eea plus, accepting freedom of movement and in the customs union, they are what people voted against. we had an option, we could go for no deal and of course no deal is still there, still possible, but i think the best thing for the uk is to have a deal setting a good relationship with our trading partners in the future, so if we were going to find something in britain's interests, delivering on the referendum, that was negotiable, we had to make what is a compromise but a positive in terms of the benefits it gives us. this is
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what she had to say about the advice she had received from donald trump on negotiating. he told mei donald trump on negotiating. he told me i should see the —— sue the eu. think about that for a second... we are going into negotiations. but what he also said that the press conference was, do not walk away from negotiations. then you are stuck. i want is to be able to sit down to negotiate the best deal for britain. she also spoke to andrew about what will happen if mps reject the white paper proposals on negotiating with the eu. if that trade bill... it is an important pa rt trade bill... it is an important part of no deal preparations. it is an important part of ensuring we are able to maintain trade agreements in the future, if we do not see that trade deal through, something like 40 trade deal through, something like a0 agreements that the eu has with various countries around the world will not be able to be continued when the uk believes that eu for us
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as the uk. what i am saying is very simple. you might imagine, on this particular issue of europe and brexit, i have voices from all sides, hundreds of different views people have about what we should be doing. some people say they want to vote in the trade bill to keep us in the customs union, i say, it is not acceptable, not what the british people voted for. other say, perhaps we can not have the bill at all. that would be damaging to no deal preparations. keep our eyes on the prize of delivering leaving the eu ina way prize of delivering leaving the eu in a way that is in our national interests. theresa may talking to andrew marr on bbc one. let's drill down into this with our political correspondent, nick eardley. you were watching the whole of the interview, looked like quite a combat of performance.
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interview, looked like quite a combat of performancelj interview, looked like quite a combat of performance. i think she believes in the deal and that it is the only thing in the table. that is what the argument is going to be, there have been alternatives put forward by europe, two options, she would not accept either of them because of what they would mean for northern ireland or the uk as a whole, so she has come up with her own option, she thinks it is the only thing on the table, trying to face down critics. not that it will be easy because she has many. on both sides. those who think it takes us both sides. those who think it takes us too far away from the eu and those who think it keeps us to close. you heard theresa may in the clip trying to face them both down saying, you cannot vote for the customs union or staying in a customs union or staying in a customs union or staying in a customs union as is labour policy because it would not deliver on what we promised people after the referendum, it would not give us the chance to negotiate trade deals. perhaps more pointedly, she is saying to her own backbenchers, back
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this or the whole thing could fall apart. high risk strategy, do they believe her or not and her credibility as prime minister, credibility as prime minister, credibility damaged last year because of the election she held and lost parliamentary majority as a result. she has stuck this out, the whole two years, she has gone from being the person, low—profile campaignfor being the person, low—profile campaign for staying in eu, david cameron line, followed it loyally, then said, people have voted for leave, i will follow loyally what the british people have said and deliver that. how difficult is it to do that in the face of the divisions in her own party and knowing she has to go to brussels and try to sell this plan there? extraordinarily hard. theresa may when the chequers plan was accepted by her cabinet, if not universally agreed, had three tasks in hand, she had to convince
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her own party, she has done that with some of them, but by no means all of them, she then has to convince parliament, and we will get more of the taste this week as to whether she has the numbers to do that, and then she has perhaps the greatest challenge of all which is persuading the european union that this is doable. i think she has taken heart from the fact this has not been rejected yet, the eu is willing to look at this white paper published just on friday, thursday there, to look at it in detail and figure out if it crosses any of their red lines or whether it is something they can work with. we might get more of a taste of whether thatis might get more of a taste of whether that is going to happen this week. there are talks this week. if the eu comes back ultimately rejecting this, we are in uncharted territory, the serious risk of no deal. the prime minister is also relying on the fact that is the case to say the
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eu, here is a serious deal, workable, negotiable. get on with it. the key vote comes tomorrow on this trade bill. the government should in theory be confident they can get something like this through but he was saying with labour not necessarily in support, the numbers could be quite tight. two key pieces of legislation at the final stage in the commons early next week, you have the customs bill and the trade bill. the trade bill comes first on monday. the brexiteers in theresa may's own party want to change it so it supports what they think brexit should look like. in truth, they do not probably have the numbers to get it through. the danger for the not probably have the numbers to get it through. the dangerfor the prime minister and jacob rees—mogg was on sunday politics shortly, we might get more of a taste as to whether they are considering this, if they we re they are considering this, if they were to vote against it at the final stage, which enshrines it, since it
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to the lords, makes it essentially... it enshrines it into law. if they were to vote against that along with labour and the snp, it might tip the balance away from the prime minister. that is the big danger next week. the other one is the customs bill. if we had been speaking three weeks ago, the big challenge would have been those supporting a customs union, those who were formally theresa may's rebels are gradually turning into her loyalists. speaking to someone this morning who was prepared to vote for a customs union, i think some of them have wrote back from that for now because they want to give the prime minister the breathing space of the summer to look at it. monday will be the key vote. fascinating stuff. in margaret thatcher's day, it was known as, there is no alternative. theresa may is having her tina bowman. the minister for small business, andrew griffiths,
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has resigned from government after sending text messages of a sexual nature to two female constituents. mr griffiths, mp for burton and theresa may's chief—of—staff in opposition between 200a and 2006, told the mirror he was deeply ashamed. he said his behaviour had caused untold distress to his wife and family, to whom he owed everything. president trump heads to helsinki later today, where he's due to meet the russian president vladimir putin on monday. mr trump spent a second night at his turnberry resort in ayrshire, and this morning is already out on the golf course. but today, unlike yesterday, there are no protests. let's talk to our correspondent ros atkins, who's at turnberry for us now. good morning to you. you were painting quite a scene of activity yesterday. how was it looking this morning? things are a lot more low key here at turnberry on the west coast of scotland. the president is out playing golf, i think we can show you pictures in the distance. the weather is more inclement and
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yesterday, it was a gorgeous perfect summer's afternoon. this morning is more blustery and there have been squally showers as well. the president is nothing if not committed to golf, he has played over 50 weekends in his time as president and there was no way he was not going to play a couple of rounds while visiting his golf resort. we all have ways of getting away from ourjob to think about what was coming up, the challenges ahead. perhaps the side from worrying about his score on the golf course, he is inevitably turning his mind to his trip to helsinki, he will fly there from an airport near glasgow, he will meet vladimir putin tomorrow and they will hold a joint press c0 nfe re nce . tomorrow and they will hold a joint press conference. looking back at some of the protests he has met while he has been here in scotland. he has described it as magical, incredible. this is the first time donald trump has played his course at turnberry
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since he became president of the united states of america. but not everyone was pleased to see him. some protesters came to the beach at turnberry, telling mr trump he was not welcome at his own resort. i would much prefer to be doing a hill walk on arran, but i think when something like this happens, you have to turn up and be counted. yesterday, there were protests around the country. police estimate 9000 came to the carnival of resistance in edinburgh, while on his other golf course in aberdeenshire, a number gathered. hello, glasgow! cheering. the first minister, nicola sturgeon, did not meet president trump. she led the pride march in glasgow. the trump estate provides jobs in the village and has poured millions of pounds into the local economy. john furlong livesjust along the road from trump turnberry. he says his neighbour should be made to feel welcome. i thinkjust normal scottish, british good manners,
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we should welcome him. he was invited here. he didn'tjust decide to come. a visit from the president of the united states was never going to be low key. the security, roadblocks and checkpoints will all soon be cleared as donald trump heads off to helsinki later today. catriona renton, bbc news, turnberry. while mr trump may elicit strong passions on both sides, i chatted to one woman living down the road by the golf course failing to get her car out of the drive yesterday, i said, how are you finding this? she rolled her eyes, totally boring, but at least i can get my gardening done, she could not get out to do her shopping. every cloud has a silver lining. how important is the meeting with president putin in helsinki? hard to overstate how important it is. normally ahead of international
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summits, both sides start laying out an agenda, what they hope to take on the meeting, but we have not really got that in this case. neither donald trump or vladimir putin has said more than anything beyond that they hope it will improve relations. some of the issues in which america and russia are deeply intertwined, crimea, russia annexed crimea from ukraine, the americans along with many allies introduce sanctions because of that. russia would like those sanctions eased and in the long—term crimea recognised as part of russia. we are not expecting donald trump to do that but it was interesting in public statements at the nato summit last week that the president was not being quite as categorical as some of his nato allies on the issue of ranieri. we are watching with any comments on that. then there is syria, the americans and russia's very much involved in multifaceted conflict there. then there is the robert mueller investigation, the
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indictments on friday of russian intelligence officials accused in great detail, if you read the indictment, of hacking the democratic party in the campaign in 2016 with the purpose of evading donald trump. no evidence has been put forward to show there was direct coordination between the trump campaign and the hackers, nonetheless, once again putting in the spotlight the fact many of america's intelligence agencies believe russia deliberately tried to interfere with american democracy in 2016. yesterday president trump tweeted criticism of the obama administration for not doing more to stop it, but he did not criticise russia and we are looking out to see what he will say about the ever—growing accusations that russia tried to disrupt arguably the best known democracy in the world. thank you very much. the mayor of london
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has been responding to criticism, this is his response on the andrew marr show this morning. here's the president who tweets about me voluntarily, the person who talks about me as the may of london and i make this point which is very important, two point he made in his interview this week about myself, i am somehow responsible for the immigration to europe which he thinks has led to an increase in crime. i have no powers over immigration in london let alone the uk and europe but secondly that i am responsible for terrorism and we suffered horrific attacks and 1a people lost their lives in manchester and 22 in paris, in brussels, berlin, barcelona, orlando in the usa, one of the comforting thing for us were the words of love and support from those in america
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and support from those in america andi and support from those in america and i am not sure why president trump has singled me out. the prime minister i am sure raised it with him this week. sadiq khan talking about president trump's visit and relations between the two men. we will be talking to our correspondent in moscow about president trump's prospects when he meets president putin shortly. now let us take a look at the headlines. the prime minister warns conservative mps they are putting brexit at risk by arguing over her proposals for how the uk will leave the eu. the us president, donald trump, will leave scotland later today and fly to helsinki for a summit with the russian president vladimir putin. the minister for small business and theresa may's former chief—of—staff, andrew griffiths, resigns from the government after sending texts of a sexual nature to two female constituents. sport, and for a full round—up from the bbc sport centre, here's ben. good morning.
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a very busy day. angelique kerber said nobody expected her to go so far at wimbledon. but she went all the way to the final and fulfilled her dream of winning it for the first time, ending the fairy—tale comeback of serena williams with some impressive defensive tennis on centre court. it was a repeat of the 2016 final that kerber lost, but after taking the first set 6—3, she took the second by the same scoreline for her third grand slam title — the other two coming back in 2016. she has only the french open to win to complete the set. and, so, 2pm this afternoon, before the football begins, it'll be all eyes on novak djokovic and kevin anderson in the men's final. both came through the longest semifinals in wimbledon history to make it this far. djokovic outlasted rafa nadal in a match split over two days, before prevailing 10—8 in the final set. he says he doesn't have much to lose as he chases a 13th major title. he also wishes he could
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have had a day off. anderson, playing in his second grand slam final, says he knows what to expect this time around. they're coming home around about now. not with the trophy, but england's footballers did exceed expectations at the world cup, despite defeat in the third—fourth placed play—off against belgium. in a repeat of the group match between the sides, england went behind early, when thomas meunier poked belgium ahead. both teams fielded relatively strong sides for the game, and eden hazard ensured belgium would finish third, sealing a 2—0 win. england's fourth place matches their run at italia ‘90. in the end, we are very proud of what we've done. we're under no illusions as to where we stand as a team. we've finished in the final four, but we're not a top—four team yet, we know that. we've never hidden behind that. against the very best teams, we've come up short. but we've had a wonderful adventure, and some experiences that will stand this group of players and staff
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in really good stead for the future. and, yeah, i couldn't ask any more of any of the players today or right the way through the seven weeks we've worked together. and so to the showpiece in moscow, then, set to be one of the most watched sporting events in the world. france against croatia. it's a third final in six tournaments for the french, who go into the game as favourites. coach didier deschamps could become only the third person to lift the world cup as a player and manager. croatia are competing in their first final — a remarkable achievement for a country ofjust over a million people. and you can follow that match wherever you are this afternoon. bbc one from 3pm, as well as commentary on 5 live, and all on the bbc sport website, too. cricket, and england captain eoin morgan says it's important his side take the momentum into their next match in leeds after squaring the one—day series with india at 1—1. joe root was the match winner for england at lord's. his 12th one—day century helped them
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to 322—7, and india fell well short in their reply, losing by 86 runs. today is the day when the tour de france really comes to life, with the main contenders challenged over 22 kilometres of cobbles into roubaix. so the sprinters will be thankful they got the chance for the stage win on saturday. dutchman dylan groenewegan took his second in a row. geraint thomas remains second, and could well take the leader's yellow jersey later today. and before we leave you, most clubs are now well into their pre—season friendlies, but there won't be many as easy as this one. everton walloped the austrian side atv irdning 22—0. the pick of the goals was an own goal. it was a beauty too. by the time they got to scoring their 20th goal, the opposing keeper had given up. nicola vlasic with the simplest goal he'll score in his whole career.
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a good start for new boss marco silva. much sterner tests to come, though. i think you and i could have grabbed a couple then that one. that's all the sport for now. so, let's pick up on that croatia—france world cup final this afternoon. france are the favourites, of course, but croatia have defied expectations so far. and our moscow correspondent, sarah rainsford, is in red square in moscow for us now. what is the mood today? as you might expect, both sides extremely confident ahead of this game and extremely enthusiastic about being in the final. this is red square filled with the flags of croatia and the french as well. it seems like it is the croatians in the majority but although there have been fans from both teams and all over the world. are you confident? yes. 1-0, 0k.
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even though france are the favourites? france today, cry and go home. you have just heard favourites? france today, cry and go home. you havejust heard it, the french will be crying today apparently. i have heard the french are extremely confident, one man telling me he had taken his french flag to the world cup in france in 1998 and he was confident 20 years later it will be france taking the cup home this time again. kind of build up for the match itself, russia got knocked up, is it still a major event from russia? it is. you have just seen some of the images on red square, it is normally full of tourists, but not from 32 countries, so tourists, but not from 32 countries, so many visitors, from all over the world. given that the state of political relations between russia
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and the west has been so dire, i have seen a real falloff in the number of tourists coming, particularly from western europe. but for the last month, this area and many of the host cities have been filled with foreigners and there is an extraordinary interaction between russians and foreigners, people talking about football, their lives and of course a bit about politics and i think it has been a real eye—openerfor many people, for those visiting russia and of course for the russians. there is talk about relations between russia and the west, the summit in helsinki tomorrow with president putin, how important is that? i think for russia it is hugely important. a moment russia has been waiting for for a long time. there have been meetings between vladimir putin and donald trump before since he was elected but they have bead on the sidelines of other summits, this the moment that both sides have been building towards —— they have been on the
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sidelines. russia has perhaps wanted it more. there is a big question over what will come out of it in terms of any concrete statements, big questions about the unpredictable at your donald trump, what he might offer perhaps to vladimir putin in their meeting which we know will happen just the two of them together, no outside advisers at the meeting, just one on one. the question of the unpredictability of donald trump. for unpredictability of donald trump. foeradimir putin, it unpredictability of donald trump. for vladimir putin, it is about being back at the table, a country which has been isolated, under international sanctions, still under sanctions, particularly because of the annexation of crimea from the ukraine, that remains the case. even so, even though the state of politics is so dire, the two powerful leaders are 110w dire, the two powerful leaders are now going to sit down and talk.
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extraordinarily important for russia and particularly mr putin who is normally sitting in the kremlin, face—to—face encounter with the most powerful leader in the world. but president putin himself will be able to sit there with some confidence, for example the role russia has played in syria, a country that is able to change the rules of the game, have a real impact, beyond its own borders. yeah, i think that is right. i do not think we can expect from vladimir putin any concessions on anything, frankly. there has been discussion about possible status of ukraine, perhaps donald trump might be prepared to make concessions on that. certainly from russia and nothing will change. you mention syria, discussion about whether russia can use its influence on iran to get iranians troops removed from syria, perhaps in return for american troops leaving syria, i do not think we will see anything that specific, but there are a lot of things for them to discuss and yet it is all taking place under the cloud of this us investigation into
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allegations of russian meddling in the american elections. donald trump was the main beneficiary from the alleged meddling. the man now in the presidency. russia before the election very much saw him as their man, they thought he was the man who could change the shape of relations between the countries, a friend of russia, they hoped. now we are beginning to see whether or not but can be the case, especially with such a huge cloud hanging over this relationship. in moscow, thank you, and enjoy the match. the palestinian militant group, hamas, says it has agreed a truce with israel after the latest round of clashes in gaza. israel says it's carried out its most significant air strikes on the gaza strip since 201a, but it has declined to comment on the suggestion of a ceasefire. residents of a village in greenland have left their homes after an iceberg, weighing 11 million tonnes, drifted inland, prompting fears of a tsunami. local officials warned the iceberg could split in two, forcing a huge wave onshore. 260 billion tonnes of greenland's
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ice is lost to the ocean each year. the 12 boys rescued from flooded caves in thailand have been told of the death of one of the divers who helped save them. former navy seal saman gunan died when he ran out of air during an operation to deliver air tanks to the boys. the boys were assessed and deemed to be in good mental and physical health before their families told them about the diver‘s death. a group of six koalas are to be brought from adelaide, to live at longleat safari park in wiltshire, making them the only ones of their kind in europe. australia's southern koalas have thicker fur than their northern neighbours, a feature that'll come in useful when they experience winter in britain. wildlife experts are hoping longleat‘s new residents will raise awareness of the animals' vulnerability due to millions being killed for theirfur and being displaced from their habitats. now it's time for a look at the weather, with louise lear. cif
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c if they will need that fur coat. a perfect afternoon before heading to the beach for many across england and wales, blue skies and sunshine. but a weather front is bringing rain in northern ireland and north—west scotland, fairly light and patchy, and eastern scotland down to the borders will keep silent. further south, beautiful afternoon, borders will keep silent. further south, beautifulafternoon, if you like it hot, dry and sunny —— will keep the sun. fresher conditions behind the weather front, marking a slow but subtle change in the weather story moving into the week. it will weaken as it pushes east. a band of showers perhaps turning thundery ahead of it. staying warm ahead of it for monday morning. behind it, somewhat fresher. we start the new week with perhaps a case of sunny spells and scattering of showers, less hot, but towards the end of the week, possibility of more significant rain right across
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