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A month after the Grenfell blaze -

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police release new footage from inside the tower as they

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Specialist officers are going from floor to floor,

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This staircase was the only way out for the residents.

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All I can say is, please be patient, we are doing our utmost best for you

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and we are working as hard as we can.

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Engulfed by fire - the BBC's learnt that residents

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were still being told to stay put in their flats almost two hours

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Within 15 minutes, the whole building caught fire, you know,

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We want support, where is the support.

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Tonight tough questions for the new leader of the local council

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We'll be looking at the state of community relations

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President Trump calls the controversy surrounding his

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son's meeting with a Russian lawyer the biggest witch-hunt

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A State Banquet for Spain's King Felipe -

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he says he's confident agreement can be reached over the

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Andy Murray crashes out of Wimbledon and finally admits he has been

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My hip has been sore for most of the event,

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And coming up in Sportsday on BBC News:

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Novak Djokovic couldn't even last to the end

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An injured shoulder forced him to retire against Thomas Berdych.

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Police have released new footage from inside Grenfell Tower -

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a month after the fire that killed at least 80 people.

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It shows officers climbing the blackened staircase -

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which was the only way out for hundreds of people

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BBC News has learnt that residents were still being told to stay put

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in their flats until almost two hours after the fire broke out.

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Tonight, at a public meeting, angry survivors confronted

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the senior police officer investigating the fire -

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Here's our special correspondent Lucy Manning.

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Into Grenfell Tower and up the stairs. The narrow stairs. The only

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escape route. And it was covered with black smoke. Bodies filled this

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stair well. Now those identifying victims climb up, struggling for

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breath. Many of the residents who were told to stay during the fire

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didn't make it down these stairs. As the forensic work at Grenfell Tower

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continues, slowly, new details are emerging about what those inside

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were told on the night of the fire. The BBC has seen documents setting

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out how the residents of Grenfell Tower were told to stay in their

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flats until 2. 47am. The first 999 call was made at 6 minutes to 1. So

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far an hour and 53 minutes those calling for help were told to stay

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put. It took nearly two hours for the advice to change to evacuate.

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These pictures from 40 minutes after the first emergency call show just

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how high the flames had reached. An hour later it had engulfed the whole

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tower. There is no doubt the firefighters were heroes, but the

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fire policy for tower blocks was and still is to stay put. The stay put

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advice is broadly sound. But clearly this was an unprecedented fire and

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at some point it was obvious the advice needed to change. Whether it

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should have been changed earlier I wouldn't want to speculate. For the

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families still waiting for relatives to be identified, the information

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that for nearly two hours the advice was to stay put is hard to divest.

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This man's mum, sister, brother-in-law and their three

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children lived on the 22nd floor. His man's uncle was on the top

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floor. Does two hours sound like a long time? Of course. Like within 15

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minutes the whole building caught fire. You know, after two hours,

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it's too late. When after that time, the chances have dropped for them

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and for everybody else. It is the most appalling... It's like as if...

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You know you have taken away that chance. That chance. But when you

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say stay in your house, you know, stay in your house, you know,

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just... What can you say? What can you say? Firefighters did risk their

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own lives to try to save others. The BBC understands 31 were injured.

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Almost all from smoke inhalation. The London Fire Brigade said the

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stay put policy would be for the inquiries to look at, but the advice

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can change as the fire changes. This is a flat where everyone did escape.

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But a month on debris is being sieved for remains. Only 34 victims

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have been formally identified. I deeply understand the frustration

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families have and the answers they wants. It is only natural. All I can

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say is be patient, we are doing our utmost best for you. But with trust

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in the authorities low, the new council leader's admission she has

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never been in a high rise tower block won't help. I accept I haven't

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been, I haven't been up a tower block, but I have been in a huge

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number of hoers. Tonight she and the senior investigating officer faced a

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tense atmosphere. He was shouted down with cries of, arrest someone.

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The test of my investigation will be whether it is done properly. Not

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quickly. Can you arrest somebody. Arrest somebody, make arrests.

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Please, do your job, make arrests first. You haven't been listening

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from the start and you're still not listening. A months on, and the

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families want funerals and justice. Tonight hundreds of people attended

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a vigil near Grenfell Tower Four weeks on - relations

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between the survivors and the authorities

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are still strained. Our Home Editor Mark Easton reports

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on how the community has reacted A black nail hammered

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in to London's conscience. Grenfell Tower demands

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your attention. In its shadow, the faces

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of the missing are everywhere. On trees and walls and bus shelters,

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unblinking, it's hard More than 250 escaped

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the tower that fateful night, but around 80 people

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are missing or confirmed dead. Floor by floor, the names

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and faces of all those They arrived at Grenfell

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from all over the world, more than 20 countries represented

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among the missing. Families with small children

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who'd recently moved in, pensioners who lived in the block

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for over 40 years. The fact that we still don't know

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exactly who and how many died in this fire a month later tells us

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something, I think, about society's relationship with the people

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who lived in Grenfell. Some were perhaps happy to be

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anonymous, but others were simply marginalised,

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isolated and ignored. Only the most vulnerable

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and desperate would have been eligible for a vacant flat

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in the tower. Traditional council

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housing like Grenfell has Fewer social homes were built last

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year than at any time I mean, you look around,

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it's actually a beautiful estate. Pilgrim Tucker tried to give

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the residents of Grenfell a voice through her work as a housing

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campaigner in the area. The fact that it's become so hard

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to get good social housing now and that more and more it's only

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the most vulnerable people who can qualify

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for the kind of housing Should be available to everybody,

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means that there is a section here of people who were really

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disengaged, and I think that's a real shame and it shouldn't

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necessarily be like that. The fire has burned through

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the veneer of London life to reveal We have many invisible Londoners,

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and I'm afraid there London mayor Sadiq Khan believes

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the fire has exposed Their experience of politicians -

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of all parties, by the way - local politicians and national

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politicians, is them letting them down, is them making

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promises they don't keep. More of us have got

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to spend time there. More of us have got to walk

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in the shoes of some The community has

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had to be resilient. This is the boxing club that used

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to meet in a gym at the bottom But a public fundraiser has meant

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the local boys and girls are back in training,

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in the corner of a nearby car park. It's harrowing, really that,

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you know, we might never know some It's very, very, very sad and,

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you know, I wouldn't have expected something like that,

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actually, to happen in the 21st "In the heart of our great city,

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people live a fundamentally different life, don't feel the state

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works for them." The words of the Prime Minister

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week after the fire. Along with a hope that its legacy

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is that we never forget Mark Easton, BBC News,

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North Kensington. The greatest witch-hunt

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in political history - that's what Donald Trump has called

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the controversy surrounding his son after it emerged he met a Russian

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lawyer last year who was said to have information from the Kremlin

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which would help his Today, the President

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said his son had been open and transparent

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and was innocent. Our Chief Correspondent

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Gavin Hewitt reports. There is said to be frustration in

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the White House over the publication of these e-mails on Russia. Groups

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official trying to come up with a strategy to manage the crisis. The

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risk is that this administration is seen to be paralysed by this, so

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today, President Trump was tweeting, saying that his administration was

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functioning in his words perfectly. Donald Trump's son out defending

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himself after revelations from e-mails that last year he met

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a Russian lawyer who he believed would offer him incriminating

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information and Hillary Clinton. In retrospect, I probably would have

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done things a little differently. Again, this is before the Russia

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mania, this is before they were building it up

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in the press. For me, this was

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opposition research... In his interview, Donald Trump Jr

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said he hadn't referred It was such a nothing,

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there was nothing to tell. I mean, I wouldn't have even

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remembered it until you start It was literally just a wasted 20

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minutes, which was a shame. President Trump was quick

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to praise his son's television So who are the key players involved

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in the meeting last year? The initial approach

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to Donald Trump Jr about a potential Russian meeting came

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from Rob Goldstone, He helped schedule the appointment

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with Natalia Veselnitskaya, Also in the room was Paul Manafort,

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Trump's campaign manager, and Jared Kushner, Trump's

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son-in-law - a clear sign they thought the meeting

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would be significant. The email shows an intent

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and a desire to have a foreign government interfere in the American

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election of the president. Asking for that kind

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of assistance, if that was that in and of itself

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can be a crime. The White House has been active,

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pointing out that there has been no illegality,

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no law broken, no sensitive But that doesn't mean there are no

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risks in all of this In this atmosphere of political

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crisis, focus turned towards Capitol Hill

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and the confirmation hearings He was asked whether he agreed with

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the president that the investigation by Special Councel Mueller

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into Russian meddling and lasted's Do you believe that,

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in light of the Don Jnr e-mail and other allegations,

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that this whole thing about Trump campaigning

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in Russia is a witchhunt? Is that a fair description of what

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we're all dealing with in America? Senator, I can't speak

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to the basis of those comments. I can tell you that my experience

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with Director Mueller... I'm asking you as the future FBI

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director, did you consider this I do not consider Director Mueller

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to be on a witchhunt. In an interview with the Christian

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Broadcasting Network today, President Trump tried to refocus

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attention back onto his latest legislative agenda and away

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from the questions about Russia, So what do the President's

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supporters make of the latest revelations about his campaign team

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and the mounting questions Our Washington Correspondent,

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Nick Bryant, has been to Nebraska, a state that voted for Mr Trump

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in last year's election. In the rollicking ride

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of the Trump presidency, you often wonder how long

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he will stay on the horse. Every day seems to bring a new

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wrestle in the mud - with the media, Congress, international leaders -

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but here in Nebraska, a Trump state at the election,

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there is still strong support for his presidency,

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despite the attempts Are you happy with

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the job he is doing? He is a good businessman

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and that's what the country needs, to get the country

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back out of there and get On the night that Donald

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Trump Junior's bombshell e-mails were released, the pigs

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were more agitated than the people. No-one we spoke to

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at this County Fair was in the least bit concerned that

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Team Trump might have been telling porkies about its contacts

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with Russian figures. They echoed the White

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House line that the The media's taken it

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out of proportion. I haven't followed

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it for a while now, I think it's just a farce spun

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by the left, because they lost. What is noticeable

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about coming to the heartland is that people aren't

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glued to their smart They're not following this

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presidency minute by minute, But you do get the sense that

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some people feel that Donald Trump is fixated

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by his problems, rather than theirs. That is the concern of the local

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Republican Mayor, Josh Moenning. What I hear from people is less

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tweeting and more doing. I think there is a kind of

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bewilderment about the compulsion to tweet about everything and anything,

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so I think people like to see him focus more on some

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of his campaign promises. In America's fiercely patriotic

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heartland, it seems anomalous that voters aren't concerned

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about Russian meddling. But here they seem more

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mistrustful of the media A brief look at some of the day's

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other other news stories. A gay man has won a landmark ruling

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at the Supreme Court which will give his husband the same

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pension rights as a The ruling - in favour

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of John Walker - could have a dramatic effect

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on the entitlement of thousands of people in same sex marriages

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or civil partnerships. Royal Bank of Scotland has been

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fined more than ?3.5 billion by the US authorities

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for its role in selling the risky mortgage products

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that were at the centre Another fine, which could be even

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bigger, is expected later this year. The boss of RBS - which is still 72%

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owned by the Government - described today's settlement

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as a "stark reminder" Unemployment has fallen

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to its lowest level since 2005, down 64,000 to 1.49 million

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in the three months to May. Figures out today also show earnings

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rose by 2% year-on-year, that's slightly higher

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than predicted, but still below The defending champion and world

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number one was beaten in the quarter Tonight he finally admitted he had

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been struggling with a hip injury. Our sports correspondent Joe Wilson

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reports from Wimbledon. No player owns Centre Court,

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but it's where Andy Murray In 2008, he reached his first

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Wimbledon quarterfinal. But from feet, through hip,

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to mind, we knew this By the end of today's

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match, he looked empty. It started so well

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against Sam Querrey. Murray broke him at

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the first opportunity. That's a hungry

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performance from Murray. Maybe if Murray had won the second

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set, he could have got the match In the third set tie-break

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we saw sheer endeavour. Murray scrambling, covering every

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blade to get it back - But he could barely

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compete in the fourth set. His mind was urging,

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but his body wasn't responding. But Sam Querrey was getting

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stronger by the second. In the fifth set, Murray kept

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chasing, kept pursuing. And as he walked towards

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the handshake, that limp seemed The whole tournament I've

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been a little bit sore. But that's obviously disappointing,

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to lose at Wimbledon, there was obviously

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an opportunity there. To knock out the champion

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is a fine achievement. But had Murray really

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been in shape to defend? Today, he was half

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the player he normally is. Towards the latter stage

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of the match, it was sad to see him go out in that fashion because he's

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a great, great player and he was

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so desperate to play here. You could see the pain

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he was in today and I felt Murray will rest, but

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years take their toll. Novak Djokovic retired hurt midway

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through his quarterfinal today. It all makes Roger

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Federer extraordinary. His 100th Wimbledon match -

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straight sets win and through And from a British perspective

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there's still a big reason On this court, two little

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words that mean so much. Her Centre Court

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semifinal coming up. The European Union's chief Brexit

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negotiator, Michel Barnier, has said that Britain must recognise

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the existence of its financial Yesterday the Foreign Secretary,

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Boris Johnson, suggested that the EU could "go whistle"

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for what he described Today, Mr Barnier hit back saying

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he couldn't hear any whistling - Our Europe correspondent

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Damian Grammaticus reports. In Brussels today,

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determination and frustration. The EU's chief Brexit

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negotiator venting his what Boris Johnson said yesterday

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about the money the UK owes. The sums that I have seen

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that they propose to demand from this country seem to me to be

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extortionate and I think to "go whistle" is an entirely

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appropriate expression. That's because time to reach

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a deal is slipping by. "It's not a ransom in any

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way", said Mr Barnier. "It's not an exit bill,

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a punishment, a revenge." Adding, "We have to settle

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the accounts before we can discuss Another of Michel Barnier's

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frustrations, he's produced nine publicly available documents

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on these areas under negotiation, David Davis has produced one,

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on citizens, so the EU side says it He knows that that

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must be impossible... In the Commons today,

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the Brexit Secretary sought But Emily Thornberry,

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standing in for Jeremy Corbyn, What is the plan in the event

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no deal is reached? On March 12th, he said

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that there was a plan. On March the 17th,

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he said that there wasn't. On May the 19th, he said he'd spent

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half his time thinking about it. Yesterday, he said he wasn't

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prepared to comment. Commenting today, standing

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in for Theresa May, Damian Green said the plan is to get a deal,

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but not one that punishes the UK. And we believe that it is not just

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in the interests of Great Britain, but also in the interests

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of the other member states of the European Union to reach

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a deal with what is one Here in Brussels, it's

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clear Michel Barnier He says he wants clarity and fast,

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preferably by Monday, because that's when the real

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hard negotiations begin. Damian Grammaticas,

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BBC News, Brussels. The parents of the terminally ill

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baby Charlie Gard will return to the High Court tomorrow

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as their legal battle to allow him to be given an experimental

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treatment continues. At the centre of that

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case is the question, who decides what is in the best

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interests of a desperately ill child, his parents or doctors,

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and how far you should go In a completely separate case,

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Branwen Jeffreys has been speaking to the mother of a seriously ill

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10-year-old girl who is facing She contacted the BBC because she

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wanted to tell her story. For ten years, Juliet has

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cared for her daughter. All her life, Rose has been

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in and out of hospital. She's blind, can't move,

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her brain isn't fully developed. She's suffered frequent seizures

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since she was a baby. It is so distressing to actually

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watch, even though I've I've laid next her to see what's

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happening and I can feel her body And I can only begin to imagine

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what it would be like if that was me and how I would feel,

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and if I can't say, There is no name for what causes

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this, but she can hear There have been better times

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but, earlier this year, Her mum now wants doctors

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to consider if she should The best solution in my heart

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would be that, if Rose is going to continue suffering

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like she is suffering now, if her future is going to be very

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limited quality of life, then the kindest thing we can do

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right now is to withdraw things that are keeping her alive,

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which is her medications, her fluids, because she's

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now fed through a tube. Tube feeding has the same legal

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status, it's counted It's a dilemma no

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parent wants to face. How do you balance the right to life

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against the fear that more treatment Quite simply, it's the child's

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interests that have to be put first Juliet is Rose's main

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carer as well as her mum, Doctors use guidelines to help

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decide on a child's best interests. Every single case has to be looked

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upon in terms of the quality of life It's something that people,

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medical professionals and obviously parents and carers,

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spend a lot of time thinking about and really

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considering in depth. What about the need to protect

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the life of every disabled child, to do everything we can to keep them

:26:46.:26:50.

alive, to keep them well? This is not about the fact

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that Rose is disabled. Whether she has the brain of a baby,

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being in the wheelchair, being blind, none of

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that is an issue. This is about the complexities

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of her medical needs and the day-to-day suffering,

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and the future potential suffering. Rose is being assessed by another

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team of doctors to help future A state banquet has been held

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at Buckingham Palace tonight for the visiting King

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and Queen of Spain. This afternoon King Felipe addressed

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both houses of parliament. He said he was confident the UK

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and Spain can reach an agreement Our royal correspondent

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Nicholas Witchell reports. A state banquet at Buckingham

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Palace, where hospitality Tonight, one of the world's

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oldest monarchs, Elizabeth of the United Kingdom,

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accompanied one of its newest and tallest, Felipe

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of Spain, to dinner. A lavish occasion,

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but an opportunity for Britain to cultivate another important

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European nation. The Queen didn't mention the word

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Brexit in her speech. But she did dwell on the power

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of the Anglo-Spanish connection. A relationship like ours,

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founded on such great strengths and common interests, will ensure

:28:19.:28:22.

that both our nations prosper, now and in the future,

:28:23.:28:25.

whatever challenges arise. The state visit had begun

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on Horse Guards Parade, with a greeting between two monarchs

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who are distantly related - they're both descendants of Queen

:28:38.:28:40.

Victoria. From Horse Guards to the carriage

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ride up the Mall, one of the highlights for visitors,

:28:45.:28:47.

something Donald Trump is keen And in this relaxed atmosphere,

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business can be done and difficult In the case of Britain and Spain,

:28:50.:28:55.

that means Gibraltar. Last year, King Felipe called it

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a colonial anachronism. Today, in a speech at Westminster,

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he was more tactful. But he did call for

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a negotiated settlement. I am confident that,

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through the necessary dialogue and effort,

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our two governments will be able to work out towards arrangements

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that are acceptable to all involved. To that, the British Government said

:29:18.:29:22.

the sovereignty of Gibraltar A firm response, among the warm

:29:23.:29:25.

words of a state visit. Nicholas Witchell, BBC

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News, Buckingham Palace. This week, we've been reporting

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on China's ambitious plan to recreate the famous Silk Road -

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the ancient trading route It's thought it'll cost almost

:29:39.:29:40.

a trillion pounds and involves a new rail link from China

:29:41.:29:47.

to the UK, being paid It passes through countries

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like the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan,

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amid growing concerns Our China editor Carrie Gracie

:29:57.:29:57.

started out in Eastern China on her 7000 mile journey

:29:58.:30:02.

along the New Silk Road. For two centuries,

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Central Asia was Russia's backyard. Kazakhstan got its independence

:30:07.:30:17.

when the Soviet Union collapsed. But Russian remained the language

:30:18.:30:21.

of business - until now. This is China's new

:30:22.:30:26.

Silk Road in action. The economy slowing back home,

:30:27.:30:30.

state construction companies Master builder Xu Xiwen, delivering

:30:31.:30:32.

a cutting-edge urban railway. TRANSLATION: China's advanced

:30:33.:30:45.

technology is bringing convenience and more comfort and safety

:30:46.:30:48.

to travellers in Kazakhstan. If this project goes well,

:30:49.:30:51.

it will serve as a model for others. China says its plans

:30:52.:30:56.

are for the benefit of all. But most jobs here will go

:30:57.:31:03.

to Chinese workers, and the loan It's not just building

:31:04.:31:06.

across Central Asia, China is buying into banks

:31:07.:31:15.

and oil fields too. In one village, a kindergarten has

:31:16.:31:19.

become a hostel for Chinese workers. Ardak Kubasheva complains

:31:20.:31:31.

of pollution, and jobs TRANSLATION: The Chinese

:31:32.:31:33.

have done nothing. There's a huge oil industry here,

:31:34.:31:40.

but no jobs or facilities We want to live decently,

:31:41.:31:43.

so that we won't be Government intimidation makes many

:31:44.:31:48.

Kazakhs cautious on camera. But, privately, several

:31:49.:31:57.

accused Chinese companies China says its presence

:31:58.:31:58.

abroad is a win-win, a win for China and a win

:31:59.:32:06.

for the people in its path. They say their oil wealth

:32:07.:32:09.

is going elsewhere and that that "win-win" means China wins once,

:32:10.:32:16.

and then China wins again. Back at Almaty's Zenkov Cathedral,

:32:17.:32:23.

Dosym Satpaev says the nations of Central Asia are like billiard

:32:24.:32:28.

balls in a game between the big China, I believe it

:32:29.:32:31.

will be like some threat Because for China, Kazakhstan

:32:32.:32:38.

is not an equal partner. For China, Kazakhstan only

:32:39.:32:45.

is like one of the players, That game stretches far

:32:46.:32:49.

beyond these mountains. But already it's changing lives,

:32:50.:32:59.

shaping the destiny of young nations That almost it. Newsnight is coming

:33:00.:33:03.

up on BBC Two. Tonight, we ask how many died in a

:33:04.:33:25.

Grenfell Tower disaster and why do so many not believe the official

:33:26.:33:29.

figures? We also confirm the first case of cyanide poisoning amongst

:33:30.:33:33.

the survivors. Join me now on BBC Two.

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Here on BBC One it's time for the news where you are.

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