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will task for england and one they will approach with renewed vigour and belief. chelsea are expected to announce former napoli boss maurizio sarri as their new manager after confirming that antonio conte has been sacked. sarri would become chelsea's ninth full—time manager since roman abramovich bought the club in 2003. during three years with napoli, sarri didn't win a major honour but guided the club to second, third and second again — behind juventus in 2017—18. conte has a clause in his contract that guarantees him a pay—off, thought to be £9 million, for the final year. liverpool have tonight confirmed the signing of xherdan shaqiri from stoke city, after triggering his {13.5 million release clause. the 26—year—old switzerland forward who played at the world cup in russia joined stoke from inter milan in 2015 for a club record fee of £12 million. he was top scorer last season with eight goals as they were relegated from the premier league. three games in rugby league's super league tonight and after a defeat in his first game in charge, new leeds director of rugby kevin sinfield had to watch his side settle for a draw against wakefield the rhinos led
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20—12 with half an hour to play. but with ten minutes remaining on the clock kyle wood eventually had this try awarded after it went to the video referee and ryan hampshire levelled the score at 20 all, six minutes from time to give trinity a point. elsewhere leaders st helens won 3a—18 at hull fc and salford lost 2a—6 at home to castleford. that is all for us. have a good weekend. tonight at 10:30pm. the us in the uk as the highest level of special. at
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windsor castle, the president is formally welcomed by the queen, despite the fact that it is not the full state visit. earlier, he held talks with up by mr at checkers, where tensions were evident on the approach to brexit and the future trade links. i do not know what they are going to do, but whenever you're going to do is ok with me. that is your decision. whatever you're going to do is ok with us, just make sure we can trade together, that is all that matters. as you have heard from the president, the united states is keen for us, and we are keen to work for them, keen for us, and we are keen to work forthem, and we keen for us, and we are keen to work for them, and we will do a trade deal with them and with others around the rest of the world. we'll have the latest on the president's visit, and we'll have reaction to the series of outspoken remarks he's made in the past 2a hours. also on the programme... back in the uk, we speak to the british volunteer divers who helped save 12 boys and their football coach trapped
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in a cave in thailand. in amesbury, a small bottle containing the nerve agent novichok has been found in the home of one of the recent victims. and we follow the first lady melania trump, as she meets the chelsea pensioners on her visit to london with the president. later in the hour on the bbc news channel we'll have all the latest reports, results, interviews and features from the bbc sports centre. good evening. it's been a presidential visit that's broken all the diplomatic rules. donald trump has emerged from his talks with theresa may in chequers, hailing her leadership skills and declaring that the relationship
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between britain and america is "the highest level of special". this was a matter of hours after he'd attacked mrs may's approach to brexit and warned that her plans for trade with the eu would kill the chances of a deal with the us, though he appeared to soften that view today. at chequers, he repeated his assertion that immigration had caused major problems for europe, and that brexit was happening because of concerns about levels of migration. our first report on this eventful presidential visit is by our political editor, laura kuenssberg. you don't need to count the helicopters to know how much this visitor matters. president trump's entourage blasted through the countryside as subtly as he warned this week that his host might not get the trade deal she covets. for theresa may, herjob was notjust to grin and bear it today, but, more importantly, to try and change his mind. when first the tricky question was asked, he left it to her. have you had a chance to talk
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about the interview this morning? we've got a lot to discuss. the question repeated, this time he made a face, rather than answer. but after talks, back to the choreography around the stately home, exactly where she brokered her brexit compromise, this time last week. the prime minister appeared to have taken hold of president trump and predicted he's now on her side. we agreed today that as, the uk leaves the european union, we will pursue an ambitious us—uk free trade agreement. the chequers agreement reached last week provides the platform for donald and me to agree an ambitious deal that works for both countries right across our economies. was he quite so convinced? once the brexit process is concluded, and perhaps the uk has left the eu, i don't know what they're going to do, but whatever you are going to do is ok with me, that's your decision. whatever you're going to do is ok
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with us, just make sure we can trade together, that's all that matters. mr president, you seem rather to have changed your tune from what you said earlier this week when you said that, on the current brexit plan, that would probably kill the possibility of a trade deal with the uk. our countries are meant to have a special relationship yet you publicly criticised the prime minister's policy and her personally for not listening to you this week — is that the behaviour of a friend? i didn't criticise the prime minister, i have a lot of respect for the prime minister, and unfortunately there was a story that was done which was generally fine, but it didn't put in what i said about the prime minister, and i said tremendous things. to be accurate, it did. she's going to make a decision as to what she's going to do. the only thing i ask of theresa is that we make sure we can trade, that we don't have any restrictions. i read reports where that won't be possible, but i believe, after speaking with the prime minister's people and representatives and trade experts, it will absolutely be possible.
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and, prime minister, isn't the problem for you, that some of the things mr trump has said about the brexit plan right, it will limit the possibilities of doing trade deals easily in the future? there will be no limit to the possibility of us doing trade deals around the rest of the world, once we leave the european union, on the basis of the agreement made at chequers, and that i have put forward to the european union, and as you've heard from the president, the united states are keen for us, we are keen to work with them, and we will do a trade deal with them and others around the world. he said he'd suggested she should be tougher on brexit but never pulled the plug on the deal. and that brexit is a tough situation, that's a tough deal. you can't walk away, because if she walks away, she's stuck. can't walk away. but you can do other things. what about that oft—quoted special, if today surreal, relationship? i would say the highest level of special. am i allowed to go higher than that?
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i'm not sure, but it is the highest level of special. i would much rather have her as my friend than my enemy, that i can tell you. where he leads, the prime minister is certainly not always willing to follow, but had the president not calmed his tone on brexit, this vital moment would have been humiliating. for years, british prime ministers have strained to show that they matter to the united states. they want to be listened to, they want to be respected, but with characteristic smash and grab style, donald trump has made that tricky, very tricky for theresa may, just at the moment when she needs friends and reliable allies. goodbye to chequers, then for the president to move to call on one of the few people in the world whose status rivals his. the queen has now met a dozen american presidents. this spectacle a product of that shared history.
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these images perhaps the ones donald trump truly desired. but the politics between the united states and britain are fraught, the lines less precise. and as both our countries change, so diplomatic decorum isn't guaranteed. laura kuenssberg, bbc news, chequers. across the uk today, tens of thousands of people have ta ken to the streets to protest against president trump's visit. there are protests across the country right now. in london, tens of thousands of people spent the day marching through the streets heading for trafalgar square, as our special correspondent lucy manning reports. say it loud, say it clear, donald trump is not welcome here! his name echoed around the streets of london. it was on the posters they carried, the t—shirts they wore. they were loud, and they were certainly many,
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but as tens of thousands came to protest against president trump, he wasn't even in the city to see or hear the anger. the relationship normally a special one, the highest level of special, said the president, but they weren't lining the streets for the american president, but against him. i think his policies are awful, the way he talks to people, the way he talks about women, the way he talks about disabled people, policies on climate change. the list of things he does wrong... you are not going to stop trump, are you? peaceful protest is a beautiful thing. what do you make of so many people coming out against your president? it is really nice that they care about that much. the day of protests started with london's newest tourist attraction, flying outside
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parliament, the trump baby balloon, not huge in size, but big in impact. i think it is brilliant, it is humour, trump doesn't get that, but i think it stands for the way we deal with things we don't like. in this peculiarly british day of protest on the streets, the women's march started the demonstrations, armed with song, pots and pans, wit and anger. he is the worst thing to happen to the world right now, i have a daughter, i'm a mother, i'm a woman, he is not... we did not deserve him on this world. and she does not like him! it is for anyone to say it, because we are citizens of the world. we are not telling him he should not be here, we are protesting his policy decisions. america is our closest ally. this is not against america, it is against trump. then the main protest of the day, filling
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the streets of central london. no presidential motorcade here. the streets instead taken over by the mass of protesters. the american president might not be in london to see and hear these protests, but he is certainly aware of them, saying he wasn't spending more time in the capital because he had been made to feel unwelcome, but as donald trump said, he believes the real british people love the american president. but across the country there were protests. in glasgow, as he landed in scotland tonight, and in other cities. meanwhile, trumped supporters toasted his arrival. i don't think it's the most hospitable welcome. i
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think it's a bit short—sighted of some british, those that have protested and have wasted energy on their parts. they were saying keep drugs out of the uk. i don't know where to start with how you are leaving the european union and now you are trying to shun the us —— they were seeing keep drugs out of they were seeing keep drugs out of the uk. but with every corner of trafalgar square taken the uk. but with every corner of trafalgar square ta ken up the uk. but with every corner of trafalgar square taken up with those against the president, it wasn't the welcome he wanted. the president and the first lady left windsor and headed for scotland, where they're spending a private weekend. donald and melania trump flew to prestwick on air force one and were then driven to the village of turnberry in ayrshire, where mr trump owns a golf resort. our scotland editor, sarah smith, is there. there's no official schedule for the weekend. i think it's a pretty safe bet that president trump will want to get in a round of golf. he often says turnberry is his favourite
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amongst its properties. as soon as he arrived here he came out of the front of the hotel to admire the view and chapters of the other guests, who are staying here this weekend. it might not be quite the
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