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donald trump has blown a hole in theresa may's brexit plans, saying the uk probably wouldn't get a trade deal with america. in an interview with the sun newspaper, he said the prime minister ignored his advice over negotiations with the eu, and will end up with a bad deal. but the president seemed in a more conciliatory mood this morning, meeting mrs may at chequers for talks. we had a dinner where i think we probably never developed a better relationship than last night. we spoke for an hour, an hour and a half, and it was really something. but up and down the country there have been mass protests at mr trump's visit, with tens of thousands taking to the streets. and the first lady melania trump has been visiting a hospital in london, accompanied by mrs may's husband, philip.
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we'll have the very latest on president trump's visit, as he prepares to meet the queen. also this lunchtime... "we're not heroes," say the british divers who helped rescue 12 boys from a flooded cave in thailand. and the two time champion rafa nadal, takes on the three time winner novak djokovic, in a mouth watering semifinal clash, at wimbledon. and coming up on bbc news — chelsea finally make it official as the club announces the departure of antonio conte after two years in charge at stamford bridge. good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. after publicly attacking theresa may's brexit strategy,
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donald trump says america's relationship with the uk is " very, very strong." he was speaking at the prime minister's country retreat of chequers, in the wake of controversial remarks he made in an interview with the sun newspaper where he claimed the government's brexit plans could kill any hopes of a trade deal with the us. but this morning he was more conciliatory, saying he and mrs may had "probably never developed a better relationship," and there were "real opportuinities," for a trade deal with the us. our political correspondent alex forsyth has the latest. president trump arriving at the prime minister's country house this morning. a polite handshake and a smile in front of the cameras, playing by the rules. i head of formal talks this afternoon, the president was glowing about uk relations. the relationship is very,
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very strong. but the elephant in the room, a remarkable newspaper interview he had given with a damning verdict of theresa may's brexit negotiations. he told the sun dot mac i would have done much differently. i actually told theresa may how to do it but she didn't listen to me. i told her how to do it. but will be up to her to say. but i told her how to do it. she wanted to goa told her how to do it. she wanted to go a different route. the president's trip were always expected to cause a stir but his comments on brexit have caused a thud. he said if the government had stuck to the current plan there would be no trade deal with the us. we would be most likely dealing with the european union, instead of the uk. so it would probably kill the deal. if they do that, their trade deal. if they do that, their trade deal with the us will probably not be met. last night, the prime minister was apparently told about
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the prime minister's remarks as she waited for him at blenheim palace. all smiles she showed no sign. at dinner she talked up links. today she would spell out the brexit plan. i know she's looking forward the opportunity to discuss with the president how we can take forward the big opportunities in discussing and investment with the us and she mentioned last night with the dinner at blenheim, i noticed the president was nodding furiously as she spoke last night. president trump's comments were music to the ears of suntory brexiteers who have already criticised the prime minister's brexit paper. the president of the united states is saying it as he sees united states is saying it as he sees it. he has looked at the white paperand sees it. he has looked at the white paper and caesar's problem in doing a trade deal with the united kingdom. if that is what is going to happen, that the white paper is going to prove a problem for the
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united states of america, and we cannot do a trade deal with them, then we need to tear up the white paperand then we need to tear up the white paper and start then we need to tear up the white paperand start again. then we need to tear up the white paper and start again. theresa may is already experiencing a backlash from her mps. she is trying to hold her fractured party together and from her mps. she is trying to hold herfractured party together and it was not just brexit herfractured party together and it was notjust brexit that donald trump shared his views on. just days ago borisjohnson trump shared his views on. just days ago boris johnson quit trump shared his views on. just days ago borisjohnson quit over the brexit policy. he has long been a thorn in theresa may's side but the president praised him. thorn in theresa may's side but the president praised himli thorn in theresa may's side but the president praised him. i have a sad to see him leaving government. i am not putting one against the other but i think he would be a great prime minister. the current london mayor was criticised. he has done a terriblejob. i think he has done a very bad job on terrorism. i think
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he has done a terrible job on crime. you take a look at your hospital in london, you know what i am talking about. what is very important is i stand up for the values we hold dear and one finally we hold dear is diversity being a strength. some mps have urged the prime minister to stand up to the president.” have urged the prime minister to stand up to the president. i think people will be cheering if she tells him where to stick his dog whistle. he has insulted us. his behaviour is appalling and unacceptable. it is none of his business what deal we do with the rest of europe. certainly not everyone is applauding donald trump so far. all eyes now on what they will both say when they stand side by side in public this afternoon. our assistant political editor norman smith is outside chequers. all eyes will be on the joint news conference both leaders will give within the hour. what do you think we can expect? i am sorry to disappoint but i expect it will be left high noon and more of a lovey—dovey display with both leaders going out of their way to
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strengthen their friendship and mutual respect and theresa this and donald that. the alternative would be to have a very public tussle which would probably end badly for theresa may given the sort of the litter into publications press conferences meet and drink to donald trump and there would be a desire to avoid what risks turning into a major diplomatic rift. the leaders will have to put on that performance and it underlines how damaging the president's intervention is. on brexit publicly trashing mrs may's approach, extolling the virtues of borisjohnson as a putative par minister. but it is more than about brexit. —— a putative prime minister. his remarks show disregard for theresa may as a leader and that impact on her stature, her authority, has standing on the
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world. so whatever the metaphorical arm donald trump puts around theresa may at the news conference, the danger is many people will conclude in private the american president does have a dismissive approach to mrs may's approach to brexit and a dismissive view of theresa may as prime minister. thank you. norman smith outside chequers in buckinghamshire. president trump's public intervention over the government's brexit plans, took everyone by surprise, and for some called into question the so called ‘special relationship, between america and the uk. since entering the white house he hasn't been afraid to dispense with diplomatic niceties, speaking bluntly. but the foreign office minister alan duncan brushed off his latest comments, saying the president is "a controversialist, that's his style." here's james robbins. even by donald trump's standards, this is extraordinary. as theresa may was welcoming him to blenheim
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palace, she had no idea that her guest had already in political terms stabbed her in the back. this was supposed to repair a fragile relationship, not open up new wounds. it has left foreign office vetera ns wounds. it has left foreign office veterans putting on the bravest faces to argue no great damage has been done. think it is not unexpected to have colourful comments from president trump. what we will be able to have today is the prime minister and the president sitting down chequers to discuss the detail of what we want to see. our position as the government is absolutely clear. we want a deal with the eu that is good for trade but that also gives us the ability to strike free trade deals elsewhere, particularly with the united states. this morning, with donald trump heading for his crucial face—to—face talks with theresa may at chequers, the white house seemed to move to damage limitation mode. the president likes the prime minister very much, his spokeswoman told reporters, adding that she is a
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very good person and that the president never said anything bad about her. but it is very awkward, to say the least. at chequers, one american reporter can just be to say the least. at chequers, one american reporter canjust be heard asking the president if he regretted the interview. he appears put out, hoping the room will be cleared quickly. so where does this leave any special relationship?“ quickly. so where does this leave any special relationship? if we talk about special relationship, that is between us and uk agencies, the military, the foreign office and state department. donald trump does not believe in an alliance with the uk. his closest alliance is with the man he is meeting on monday, vladimir putin of russia. so the question, does the uk us relationship maintained because of the agencies, or does donald trump takeover? there is no in between. this was never going to be any easy visit. donald trump said that himself. it is turning out to be
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tougher than expected. it could take yea rs tougher than expected. it could take years to see what lasting damage may have been done. there are demonstrations being held right across the uk, in protest at president trump's visit. the biggest is in central london, and flying high over westminster has been the trump blimp balloon. the president says he'll be staying away from the capital, because he's been made to feel so unwelcome. here's richard galpin. the baby trump blimp, launched this morning next to parliament. the start of the day of protests around britain. the image of donald trump reflecting the protesters views that he is not fit to be president, still less to be leader of the western world. here in manchester, these protesters are getting ready to travel to london tojoin protesters are getting ready to travel to london to join the demonstrations. he does not seem to have much regard for humanity. he does not care about the environment and he seems to enjoy going round
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stirring up things. as they head off to the capital, more are doing the same from cardiff, while other major cities like newcastle and birmingham are holding their own protests. cities like newcastle and birmingham are holding their own protestslj cities like newcastle and birmingham are holding their own protests. i am really disappointed in theresa may holding her hand out. i think it is important that you stand up and sometimes your principles have to come before monetary value. throughout the morning in central london, women gathered to take part in the first of the protest marches here. more than 60,000 people have signed up to the different demonstrations today. and overnight have come the revelations that donald trump has been criticising theresa may over her brexit plans and promoting borisjohnson as being potentially a great prime minister. to what extent will that he cut these demonstrations?” to what extent will that he cut these demonstrations? i think people are quite angry already as they are. hopefully this will give more fire, more purpose do that anger. forget
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about it, stop being shocked, get your act together, we now need to make a noise. these forces are aligning and we need to push back. and plenty of noise there is colour as the protesters start marching towards westminster for a series of rallies. in a recent opinion poll here, 70% said they did not like donald trump. that sentiment now being fully expressed on the streets of this country. in the midst of what is turning out to be highly controversial and bruising visit by the president. the first lady, melania trump, had her own engagement this morning. she was invited to visit the royal hospital chelsea, accompanied by the prime minster‘s husband philip as sian lloyd reports. melania trump arrived in the sunshine at the royal hospital chelsea, to meet an audience of
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young and old. shejoined in poppy making with pupils from a local primary school and seemed pleased to have their help. the first lady wa nted have their help. the first lady wanted to meet children and have the opportunity to promote her the best campaign which focuses on young people's well—being. the chelsea pensioners did not know about her visit until this morning, but they we re visit until this morning, but they were delighted to meet the first lady who was hosted on her visit by the prime minister's husband, philip may. did they win you over? she did, she came across magic, absolutely magic. yes, absolutely. we tried to getan magic. yes, absolutely. we tried to get an invite! i don't think we will be invited to the white house yet but we live in hope! i think she will go back and think this is one of the better things she has seen. i do believe it. she rounded off this
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trip with a game of bowls. despite her high heels, she seemed to take it in her stride. president trump will head to windsor castle a little later, to have tea with the queen, and our north america editorjon sopel is there. lots of sparks flying obviously after that sun interview, but it seems to be a more conciliatory president that we are seeing today? lets see the words we get in the news conference. is lets see the words we get in the news conference. is the president going to walk back any of the remarks he made about theresa may not listening to his advice, that it would kill any trade deal if theresa may sticks with her soft brexit position? if he doesn't, what will theresa may say? usually with these things you can second guess almost what theresa may would say at a news conference or what donald trump would say. i don't think there is
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any second guessing. donald trump has put himself so far out there and so has put himself so far out there and so far at odds with theresa may's vision and potentially dangerously undermined her authority and position, that there is no knowing what could happen at this chequers news conference. this is one of those occasions where you want speech bubbles. what she is probably thinking is i wish you had minded your own business and not said a word of any of that. what are the chances of more sparks flying as a result of that press conference? things could calm down a little bit asa things could calm down a little bit as a result of his meeting with the queen? this afternoon we have got the ceremonial and it would be very rude for the president to arrive and keep the queen waiting for that. that will be the picture seen in america. there will be much more concentration on him meeting the queen than the row over brexit and theresa may's government. but make no mistake, donald trump has created waves and ructions, the likes of
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which have not been anticipated before he arrived. we are in, waters. then he is off to scotland and then to helsinki to meet vladimir putin. what could go wrong? thank you. and we'll have more on president trump's visit, later in the programme. our top story this lunchtime... just hours after his humiliating attack on theresa may's brexit plans, president trump insists his relationship with theresa may is "very, very strong". we had a dinner where i think we probably developed a better relationship last night, we spoke foran relationship last night, we spoke for an hour, relationship last night, we spoke foran hour, an relationship last night, we spoke for an hour, an hour and a half, relationship last night, we spoke foran hour, an hourand a half, and it was really something. and we'll be here at wimbledon throughout the afternoon, keeping you up—to—date on the men's semifinals which includes novak djokovic up against rafa nadal. one of the british divers who helped rescue 12 boys and their football coach from a flooded cave in thailand has insisted
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he isn't a hero. returning to heathrow today, rick stanton, who's from coventry, said he was just using a "very unique skill set" to "give something back to the community". here's robert hall. they'd spent days in the total darkness of a flooded cave system. this morning, blinking in the flashlights, the seven rescuers arrived to applause from a crowd of well—wishers who shared a drama replayed around the world. when rick sta nton replayed around the world. when rick stanton and his colleaguejohn volanthen emerged from the inky water a mile from the cave entrance they could hardly believe what they saw. how many of you? 13? brilliant. as they were coming down the slope we we re as they were coming down the slope we were counting them until we got 13, unbelievable. we gave them a little bit of some extra light, they
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still had light, they looked in good health, but of course when we departed or we could think about was how we were going to get them out. slowly and carefully the british divers, the thai navy and a growing tea m divers, the thai navy and a growing team of international experts began preparations for a rescue which the thais dubbed mission impossible. there was a lot of chaos but we were soaked task orientated and focused we blanked that out. this is completely uncharted, unprecedented territory. nothing like this has been done, so of course there were doubts. earlier this week as the risk of more monsoon rain grew by the hour the operation began. the thai authorities took a lot of steps to divert rivers on the mountaintop which we believe brought us additional time to get them out. diving conditions were extremely
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challenging, poorvisibility, diving conditions were extremely challenging, poor visibility, some constrictions, but the responsibility for another human being's life. thailand has already acknowledged the role its navy divers played and the tragic loss of one specialist during the operation. the british team say they are no heroes, just experts doing what they trained for. the thai authorities asked for assistance from our volunteer organisation, formed from cave i’s volunteer organisation, formed from cavers and volunteer organisation, formed from cave fs and rescue volunteer organisation, formed from cavers and rescue teams who have had decades of experience. the skilled cave diving team you see before you are ina cave diving team you see before you are in a class of their own. and then they left, quietly, to resume their normal lives, and across their world their efforts will not be forgotten. robert hall, bbc news, heathrow airport. police say more than 70 petrol bombs were thrown at officers in northern ireland on a sixth night
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of rioting in the bogside area of londonderry. police responded with rubber bullets and three men were arrested. it's believed the attacks are being organised by dissident republicans. chris page has the story. this has been the worst rioting in derry for some years. in the republican bogside area youths attacked vehicles and set up burning barricades, blocking a number of roads. the trouble went on until early this morning. rioters threw 7a petrol bombs. police fired four baton rounds and arrested three men. one of them is being questioned on suspicion of attempted murder. although young people are carrying out most of the attacks, police say the violence is being orchestrated by a more sinister adult element. they are blaming dissident republicans who are opposed to the peace process. officers stationed on derry city walls have been repeatedly targeted in the last few nights. the bogside lies at the foot of the historic fortifications.
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sinn fein says the violence is senseless. it's a miracle that until these days we haven't had a fatality, so we are very, very conscious of how serious the situation is, and as a result of that we need the community to stand shoulder to shoulder, united, to try and stop this once and for all. scenes like this have become an usual sight in derry in recent years. politicians, residents and the police hope they won't happen again tonight. chris page, bbc news. they may have lost in the semifinals, but the world cup in russia isn't overfor england, who play belgium for third place at the tournament tomorrow. the squad has been out training today, and david ornstein is in st petersburg. one suspect there may be a temptation to give up on this game. what is gareth southgate saying about that? this is where england's
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world cup journey will come to an end tomorrow afternoon. there is however a feeling that it's merely the beginning for a young squat but despite low expectations and rebuilt bridges with their long—suffering supporters —— young squad. the croatia game didn't go to plan. there will be inevitable regrets and questions over missed opportunities and whether they'll ever get a better chance again, and over whether creativity comes from to consistently rival the best teams in world football going forward. now england still can finish their highest ever place at a world cup since 1966 by taking the bronze medal. it's a game that so many people say you don't want to blame but from watching england training this morning for the final time on ration soil, they seem up for it. all 23 players were involved. but we are expecting changes, perhaps they run out for some who have not been so run out for some who have not been so heavily involved in the tournament and we hear more from gareth southgate and fabian delph at a news conference later this afternoon. maybe football did come
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home after all over the last few weeks, only the trophy didn't, and that will be england's ain't going forward , that will be england's ain't going forward, an aim that they'll be able to attack with renewed vigour and belief. the kick—off here tomorrow afternoon is at 3pm. david ornstein, thank you, live in st petersburg. it's the men's singles semifinal day at wimbledon, and the two—time champion rafael nadal will be taking on three—time winner novak djokovic. our sports correspondent katherine downes has more. it's the longest, most tightly fought rivalry in the history of men's tennis. rafael nadal has beaten novak djokovic 25 times. djokovic has beaten nadal 26 times, most crucially at wimbledon in the 2011 final. that was the last time they met on the grass of sw19. today, they do battle again. for me i think nadal has a slight edge. they've been part of this big four for such a long time and rafa has won 17 slams, djokovic has won 12, they've played 51 times prior to today, so they've got huge history.
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two days ago kevin anderson won his place in the other semifinal in spectacularfashion, upsetting defending champion roger federer. today, a different challenge — the american john isner. and this one will be a test of brute power, of nerve versus serve, kevin anderson firing them down from six foot eight inches, whilejohn isner has two inches on his opponent — he's a towering six foot ten inches. while isner and anderson slog it out on centre court, in doubles it's all about touch, timing and tactics. britons harriet dart and jake clarke have got that mixture just right this fortnight. they're into the semifinals, having never played together before. yeah, we're pretty good players. i don't think anyone knows you can get there until you actually do it, so the fact we've done it means a lot, yeah. and they'll play jamie murray, who's partnered with former world number
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one victoria azarenka this year. a tough call for the crowd — cheer for the young underdogs, or a murray, who, when his brother cannot, is closing in on a third wimbledon title. katherine downes, bbc news, wimbledon. let's return to donald trump's visit to the uk and the protests taking place up and down the country. our correspondent chi chi izundu is in central london. big demonstrations had been threatened for this visit. of the organisers got what they hoped for? iare organisers got what they hoped for? i are hopeful, they are hopeful that the noise they are making with the pots, pans and instruments they've asked the protesters to bring will at least be heard in chequers, if nothing else. their message is that they believe that trump's misogynistic message has infiltrated normal society and therefore particularly targets women. that's why they've called this march the
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ring the noise march. as you can see thousands of chanting and hanging pots and pans and making their way towards trafalgar square before eventually they get down to parliament square, where they will have a rally and discuss the things that they believe are wrong, that trump has said in the past. thousands of men, women and children have been walking these streets of london and it should hopefully get to parliament square within the next half an hour to an hour. thank you, live in central london. president trump himself was with theresa may at the prime minister's country retreat at chequers where they've been having lunch. our assistant political editor norman smith is there. all eyes will be on the press conference between the two leaders inafew conference between the two leaders in a few minutes' time. what's your reading of what we could expect there? as i say, i think both will be anxious to avoid a very public confrontation, but in a way for mrs
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may the damage has already been done in terms of her personal standing, but also in terms of the impact in this fraught brexit tussle between mrs may and her brexiteers, because they will be emboldened by what the president has said. he has in effect endorsed their view, that mrs may is selling out over brexit, she's adopting too soft on approach, she won't be able to get the sort of trade deals they want and boris johnson would probably do a better job. but you know in a funny way i think donald trump too has emerge from this pretty badly damaged because it's been striking the number of mps, not natural allies of mrs may, labourmps, number of mps, not natural allies of mrs may, labour mps, former remainers, coming out in support of the prime minister and criticising the prime minister and criticising the president for remarks which they view as frankly discourteous and dismissive and disdainful towards any british prime minister. so yes, of course it's been damaging to
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theresa may, but i think too it's probably been damaging to perceptions of donald trump and i suspect it will only harden the view of those who hold donald trump in very low regard. norman smith, thank you, outside checkers. let's take you to the room where we are expecting the press conference in the next few minutes or so, certainly in the next half an hour we think. the journalists are gathering therefore that long—awaited press conference, following those comments by donald trump in that newspaper interview, but as we've been hearing from our correspondence today a bit more of a conciliatory tone from the president today. we'll get the very latest on that meeting and that press conference in the next few minutes, and it will be live here on the bbc news channel as well. time for a look at the weather, here's sarah keith—lucas. many people have been crossing their
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fingers for a bit of rain over the last few weeks and some people are getting it this afternoon. we have hit and miss heavy downpours but not everywhere is seeing the rain. this is the picture in devon, beautiful blue skies there. if we head towards the east coast of england, a different picture. there's been more cloud around in suffolk through the course of the morning. that cloud is now thinning and breaking up. the satellite image shows the extent of the cloud across the country. it also shows the radar here, so heavy showers have been forming across parts of wales, central england, northern england as well as into southern scotland and we're going to continue to see this zone of hit and miss heavy showers and some thunderstorms through the central slice of the country, from southern scotla nd slice of the country, from southern scotland towards somerset could catch those sharp showers. sunshine elsewhere lifting temperatures to around 27 in the warmest


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