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this is bbc news, i'm victoria fritz, with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. a major setback for emmanuel macron. the french president loses his majority in parliamentary elections. history is made in colombia as the country elects its first ever left—wing president. wildfires in northern spain continue to burn out of control, thousands of people are forced to flee their homes. and matt fitzpatrick becomes only the third english golfer in the modern era to win the us open.
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hello and welcome. president macron of france has suffered a major political setback after his party failed to win a majority in the country's parliamentary elections. projections show that his ensemble coalition is set to win around 216 seats, well short of the 289 needed to control the national assembly. our paris correspondent lucy williamson has more. emmanuel macron�*s presidency just got tougher. early projections suggest his centrist coalition has lost a third of its seats tonight. it's now more than 50 seats short of majority. just look at the mood. translation: the situation is unprecedented. _ the national assembly has never seen a configuration of this type in the fifth republic.
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this situation constitutes a risk for our country, considering the challenges we have to face. this is president macron�*s main opposition, a new alliance of green and left—wing parties dominated by far—left mps. tonight, celebrating their new status as the first opposition party of france. translation: it's the total. defeat of the president's party and there is no majority. we have achieved the political objective we gave ourselves to bring down the man who, with such arrogance, twisted the arm of the whole country to get elected. but this was the big surprise of the night. marine le pen's far—right national rally party jumped from a handful of seats to almost 90. plenty of opposition to the president from all sides. translation: we are going to continue to bring french l people together as part of a great popular movement
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unifying all patriots from the right and the left. the parliamentary opposition to mr macron�*s centrist coalition is now much stronger than before, but it's also more fractured, with one bloc led byjean—luc melenchon on the far—left of the chamber and another by marine le pen on the far—right. french politics is realigning around these three political groups. some voters say it's no bad thing if president macron is forced to negotiate with his opponents. others believe denying the government a majority only leads to stagnation. president macron is facing a new era of political opposition that some see as good for democracy and others as bad for france. lucy williamson, bbc news, paris. we can now speak to freelance correspondent alexander seale who specialises in french
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and european politics. how unusual is this state of affairs for france? it is really unusual because we have never seen a french parliaments like this before, it is really fractured. the next five years could be complete chaos and disorder. emmanuel macron by the fifth of july that is when the french prime minister that are still in place, is going to make a big speech in parliament, outlining her programme. and so, emmanuel morin akron has untilfivejuly two so, emmanuel morin akron has until five july two coalition with the conservatives, and he and most members of the conservative party want to have a coalition with emmanuel macron, the fight is among the
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pro— emmanuel macron and against anti— emmanuel macron, so we have two wait and see in the next few days what the outcome will be. alexander, why would voters back a centrist over the far right and left in the general election yet reject his policies now? i think they did that because they didn't want marine le pen to be president, they didn't want a far right president at the palace. and they rejected these policies during parliamentary elections, so they said, yes, to him on 24th of april, no during the parliamentary elections, it's difficult political landscape we are seeing in france. we have never had that before,
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usually there is a french president from a different party and a french prime ministerfrom a different party, i don't think we will see that, i don't think e—mail macron will choose melenchon. perhaps he will keep his prime minister, we don't know, the weak point with the prime minister is that she didn't have parliamentary rule before, it's the first time she has been elected as an mp, so perhaps that is her weakness, we have to wait and see maybe emmanuel macron wants to have a prime minister that's the main thing we will have to wait and see. how amenable has president macron been in the past to compromise and collaboration? as you know he has never been an mp before, the interesting thing is he named his health minister, his former health
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minister, his former health minister, with the minister of relations in the parliament, and the president, so he says he wants to change parliament in change democracy so we will have to wait and see what happened what he will do, but, basically emmanuel macron wants to change this in parliament, change things in democracy but voters didn't want that last night, they voted to change things in politics, they voted for extremists, and right now in france we are seeing the extremes are gaining votes, and the left—wing party the conservatives are not gaining votes at all, and so, the next presidential elections, 2027 if the socialists and the right wing party want to gain votes,
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they have two really gained ground from the extremists. thank you very much for your time today. the former colombian rebel, gustavo petro, has promised to deliver real change for his country after being elected as the country's first left—wing president. mr petro won 55.5% of the vote compared to the 47% won by his right—wing, populist opponent, rodolfo hernandez. mr petro said his victory marked the beginning of a new phase in colombia's history. with more, here's the bbc�*s south america correspondent katy watson in the capital bogota. the atmosphere here in gustavo petro's h0 is electric. people here almost didn't believe it. it was a nail biter until the very end. this is a historic vote in so many ways — that's often used as a real cliche but it's really true — he is the first leftist president that colombia has ever had.
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and francia marquez will be the first black vice president colombia has ever had, and it's testament to the changes colombians wanted. rodolfo hernandez, his rival, the colombian trump, as he was known, has conceded defeat. but gustavo petro will have a job on his hands to try to win over conservative elites that have, for so long, run this country. what this vote shows is the ability for a country like colombia, that has suffered decades of civil conflict, that colombia can actually turn the page on its past and vote for a new future. wildfires have continued to break out in northern spain following the heatwave coursing through the country. the most serious one, in the sierra de la culebra mountain range in the northwest, has destroyed more than 20,000 hectares of woodland. the bbc�*s azadeh moshiri
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has this report. the spanish wildfires are becoming relent this, burning thousands more hectares of land while spain suffers through its earliest heatwave indicates. while officials say cooling temperatures have helped them tackle some of these places, but all regions have been so lucky. the sierra de la culebra in north—western spain has seen some of the worst places, entire villages have had to be evacuated. with this sportscenter turned into a shelter. i sportscenter turned into a shelter. �* ., ., ., shelter. i didn't want to leave if they wouldn't _ shelter. i didn't want to leave if they wouldn't let _ shelter. i didn't want to leave if they wouldn't let me - shelter. i didn't want to leave if they wouldn't let me take l if they wouldn't let me take the dogs. if they wouldn't let me take the dose— if they wouldn't let me take the dege— if they wouldn't let me take the dos. ~ ., ., , the dogs. we have to stay here we don't know— the dogs. we have to stay here we don't know if— the dogs. we have to stay here we don't know if the _ the dogs. we have to stay here we don't know if the house - the dogs. we have to stay here we don't know if the house is i we don't know if the house is safe — we don't know if the house is safe or— we don't know if the house is safe or it_ we don't know if the house is safe or it has burnt down. in the safe or it has burnt down. in the north—eastern region of the virus firefighters struggled to protect a pig farm while the
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pigs themselves were taken to safety. and this is what's left of some of the forests. we were afraid because _ of some of the forests. we were afraid because we _ of some of the forests. we were afraid because we saw _ of some of the forests. we were afraid because we saw the - of some of the forests. we were afraid because we saw the fire . afraid because we saw the fire very close to the village, we saw it everywhere.— very close to the village, we saw it everywhere. these are the first wildfires _ saw it everywhere. these are the first wildfires spain - saw it everywhere. these are the first wildfires spain has l the first wildfires spain has seen but climate change increases the risk of hot, dry weather that is feeling these fires. in scientists say global warning is making these extreme weather events become more severe, happen sooner than usual and more frequently. —— this is. for now, the on getting a handle on the buyers that are tearing through spain's land. azadeh moshiri, bbc news. ukraine has warned that russian forces are trying to make kharkiv a front—line city again, weeks after they were pushed back by a counter—offensive. the country's second biggest city endured heavy bombardment
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at the start of the war before the russians were forced to retreat. some of those injured in the fighting then are now recovering overseas. the bbc has met some of the younger victims injured in the early days of the conflict. our correspondent wyrre davies has been following their stories. spasibo. a hospital in a foreign land isn't where masha would have wanted to celebrate her 16th birthday. spasibo. she is far from home with only her grandmother for company. when we first met masha three months ago, she was fighting for her life in zaporizhzhia's children's hospital. her right leg blown off by a russian shell and with other extensive injuries. she was so traumatised, she would not speak or eat for days. translation: she's much better now. she refused to eat at all back then, we were scared for her life. she's had 2a surgeries so far. diana was in the same hospital
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ward as masha and was also evacuated to germany. the 13—year—old had life—threatening wounds, shrapnel lodged in her brain, and other terrible injuries. her recovery will be long and difficult. a talented dancer before the war, she still has big dreams. the russian shell that maimed diana killed her older sister natasha and her four—year—old niece dominika. as the only surviving child, the person diana wants most by her side is her dad vladimir. they speak every day on the phone. translation: i am glad to see my dad. but i wish i talked to him like i am talking to you now. in the immediate aftermath of the attack, vladimir was a broken man. it was heartbreaking to see him, imploring, "god, why did you bring this up on me?" vladimir still looks to god for solace and answers. but stuck here in western ukraine isn't where he needs
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to be. current state of emergency rules here in ukraine means that as a fighting age, he can't travel. but he's clearly in no fit state to pick up a gun, so while he waits, he comes here to church every day and prays for those he has lost. translation: if they give me that permit, i am definitely going to go. i cannot be without them. i am without my family. i keep thinking about them. i need to go. with diana due to undergo another brain operation this week, vladimir lobbied president zelensky directly for permission to travel. and tonight, at the 11th hour, his prayers were quite literally answered. his daughter is still seriously ill. but at least her father will now be by her side. wyre davies, bbc news, ukraine. stay with us on bbc news — still to come:
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on the road to a republic. we report from jamaica — the latest commonwealth country planning to lose the queen as head of state. members of the neo—nazi resistance movement stormed the world trade center armed with pistols and shotguns. we believe that, according to international law, that we have a right to claim certain parts of this country is ourland. i take pride in the words "ich bin ein berliner." cheering as the uk woke up to the news that it is to exit the european union, leave campaigners began celebrating. in total, 17.4 million people voted for the uk to leave the eu. the medical research council has now advised the government that the great increase in lung cancer is due mainly to smoking tobacco.
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it was closing time for checkpoint charlie, which for 29 years has stood on the border as a mark of allied determination to defend the city. this is bbc news — the latest headlines: a major setback for emmnauel macron — the french president loses his majority in parliamentary elections. former colombian rebel gustavo petro will become the country's first ever left—wing president after winning the second—round vote. monday is world refugee day, an annual event organised by the united nations — that draws attention to the plight of refugees all across the globe. but they are not always welcome and their arrival
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can cause tension. in south africa — one group is trying to ease that tension and is using martial arts to help. the bbc�*s tim allman reports. at this dojo injohannesburg, they are pursuing harmony through the controlled use of violence. this is studio for peace, teaching children from wherever they come from the merits of discipline, self—control and cooperation. friendship, respect, they are all things taught on the mat, the tatami as we call it, things that children learn day by day. by participating in the activities, by working together, they learn to live together as well. and that hasn't always been too easy. this wasjohannesburg in 2019, shops, mostly owned by nigerians, looted and ransacked, part of a wave of xenophobic attacks that shocked the nation.
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back at the dojo, the judo instructor says the emphasis here is on unity rather than division. translation: for me, | everybody who lives here is like my family. i am congolese, i'm black, i'm african, we are all african. for me it's important to help the children here because it helps everybody. this is a poor and sometimes violent community, a tough place to grow up from many of these youngsters. but, with the right throws and holds, there is hope for the future. time for all the latest sports news now. this is the latest sport news. england's matthew fitzpatrick is the us open champion in a thrilling end to the 122 boston. american will zalatoris came agonisingly close to taking it to a play—off, but his missed birdie putt on the 18th
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meaning the 27—year—old fitzpatrick could celebrate his first major title. fitzpatrick has history at this brookline course. he won the us amateur title there in 2013 and nowjoins the legendary jack nicklaus to become the second man to win both these titles at the same course, with niklaus doing it at pebble beach. it's what you grasp ending of, is something i've worked so hard for such a long time and you know there was a big monkey on my back trying to win over here and everyone, all they ever talked about was that and to do it as a majorfor my first win, there's nothing better. max verstappen held off a late challenge from the ferrari of carlos sainz to win the canadian grand prix and extend his championship lead to 46 points. the world champion led comfortably from pole position before yuki tsunoda's crash with 21 laps to go. that brought the safety car out, bunching up the field and putting sainz right behind the dutchman. verstappen held off the spaniard to claim his sixth win of the season with britain's lewis hamilton finishing third to claim his second podium finish of the season.
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to tennis now, and matteo berretini has won the queen's title for a second year running after a straight sets victory over serbia's filip krajinovic. the world number 10 put in a strong serving performance to win 7—5, 6—4 and made it back—to—back atp titles after winning the stuttgart open last week. the italian has now won 20 of his past 21 grass—court matches — his only defeat coming in last year's wimbledon final to novak djokovic — and is hitting his stride at the right time with the grand slam just a week away. the last thing that i expected was coming back from surgery, winning two times in a row, defending my title here, one of the most prestigious tournaments we have, so i didn't really know, like... i don't want to cry. but, yeah, it's... most of the jobs thanks to them, my team, and family, people that were close to me.
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ons jabeur won her third wta singles title and second of the year by winning the berlin open on sunday. the tunisian took the title when her opponent belinda bencic retired with an ankle injury in the second set of the final. after treatment she was able to continue but was clearly hampered. jabeur then broke in the third game of the second set and bencic decided she couldn't continue and retired from the match, giving jabeur the title. if you've got your diary to hand, mark the 20 august down. that's when anthonyjoshua takes on oleksandr usyk in a rematch in saudi arabia. the british boxer will be attempting to win back the wba, ibf and wbo heavyweight titles that he lost to the ukrainian in london last year. joshua will fight in saudi arabia for the second time, having beaten andy ruiz, jr in the kingdom in december 2019 to reclaim the same belts. that's all your sport for now. don't forget you can get all the latest sports news at our website —
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that's but from me isaac fanin and the rest of the sport today team, goodbye. leaders of the commonwealth will meet in rwanda this week where the queen will be represented by prince charles. most of the commonwealth member states are republics, with barbados becoming the latest, having decided to replace the queen as head of state last year. jamaica's prime minister, andrew holness, has told the bbc that plans for his country to become a republic have already begun, and he's set out a 2—year timeline for constitutional change. he was speaking to our correspondent adina campbell. in the swell of the summer heat in downtown kingston, coronation market is the lifeblood of this lively community. if you want to know how jamaicans feel about politics, there is no better place. if you ask about the british royal family... reparation. do you thinkjamaica should become a republic? yeah. yeah?
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yeah! no, i feel that the queen should still be in control. give us more space to - develop more on our own. we need help and we need the queen to help us. it is an important year for this caribbean island. the country will soon be celebrating its 60th anniversary, marking the end of british rule. but even more independence could be on the horizon. all speaking at the opening of a new arts exhibition, jamaica's prime minister confirmed to me that his government is pressing ahead. is it nowjamaica's time to become a republic? i think the sentiment is that jamaica should move towards becoming a republic. the legal and constitutional matters are not simple these and straightforward. but the process towards becoming a republic is clearly
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identified and seamlessly executed, and we expect that that will be done within the next year. earlier this year, the duke and duchess of cambridge were injamaica as part of their caribbean tour. but it was overshadowed by protests, and this picture, an unintended reminder of britain's colonial past, becoming one of the defining images of their visit. but the future of jamaica will be decided by its people. if we become a republic, we will still be member of the commonwealth. still with the british but not ruled. but the future of jamaica will be decided by its people. i think we separate. there is a high level of respect of the sovereign lady, the queen, but we have a very painful past with colonialism and the slave trade.
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it is the jamaican people who will have the final say. a referendum will need to be held. if we become a republic, we will still be member of the commonwealth. still with the british but not ruled. we don't want the queen any more. she hasn't done anything for us. locked us up, enslaved us and abandoned us, that's what the queen did forjamaica. there is no doubt that ifjamaica did end up breaking away from the british monarchy, it would be a symbolic move. but questions over stability and surviving completely alone are still fiercely debated here. adina campbell, bbc news, kingston, jamaica. borisjohnson has written in today's telegraph newspaper insisting commonwealth countries will reap financial rewards if they stay in the
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of scotland and northern england as well. it might be relatively fresh air that we have at the moment however, in the week ahead we are going to draw in north—westerly winds, actually milder winds dragging in there that's originated from north america and that milder air will be pushing in behind this warm front, that will be a feature of the weather over the next few days. for monday morning we have got a fresh start to the day but for most, clear, blue sunny skies and there won't be much cloud even into the afternoon. the humidity level�*s low, it will feel warm in the sunshine but there will be some thicker cloud working into north—west scotland thanks to that warm front and that's going to be bringing some low cloud, a bit of mist and fog around coasts and hills and patches of drizzle. 1a degrees for stornoway but for most, temperatures into the low 20s. it's going to feel warm in that sunshine. that more humid air will make inroads on tuesday in across scotland and northern ireland, that is why it is turning cloudier here and the cloud thick enough for an occasional spot of light rain or drizzle particularly in the morning, again, there could be a few mist and fog patches. further south across england and wales, another fine and sunny day but we are starting to see those temperatures rise higher, 25 celsius in the best of the sunshine across
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parts of the midlands. wednesday should be some brighter weather i think moving into parts of scotland and northern ireland at times, still hanging on to a fair bit of sunshine across england and wales but with that more humid airarriving, temperatures can rise faster and further so wednesday we are looking at highs up to 28 celsius. the north and west where it does stay a bit cloudier, temperatures more generally into the high teens. we could start to see some showers threatening the southeast on thursday, otherwise more hot and sunny we could start to see some showers threatening the southeast on thursday, otherwise more hot and sunny weather locally across parts of england and wales, still 19 or 20 for places in scotland and northern ireland but we might see rain in the west by friday.
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this is bbc news, i'm victoria fritz, with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. what now for france? president emmanuel macron suffers a major political setback after his coalition loses its parliamentary majority. rapid inflation in the united states is deepening the divide between black and white americans. and the deal—making and the awards are back at cannes — this time, for the advertising industry, as the community reunites to discuss the future of creativity.


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