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Another big step towards Brexit, as the Government publishes


its plans to convert EU law into British law.


Ministers call for all parties to work with them,


but already the opposition is calling for changes.


The Prime Minister faces a difficult path ahead


She says she was devastated by the election result.


We'll be looking at the challenges ahead.


The parents of baby Charlie Gard return to court, as an American


doctor says a trial therapy could give him a chance


On a visit to Paris, just weeks after President Trump


said he'd pull America out of the Paris climate accord,


World leaders pay tribute to one of China's most prominent


political dissidents, Liu Xiaobo, after he dies


And the end of a dream for Johanna Konta, as she fails


to become the first British woman in 40 years to reach


And coming up in Sportsday on BBC News:


Chris Froome loses the yellow jersey in the Tour de France,


as he struggles on the final climb in today's 12th stage.


It's another major step on Britain's path to leaving the European Union.


The Government has finally published its long-awaited plans


to pave the way for EU law to be transferred into British law.


The European Union Withdrawal Bill is being described as one


of the largest legal projects ever undertaken in the UK.


The Government's called for all parties to work together


But already Labour is calling for significant changes,


and the Liberal Democrats are warning they will make life


The bill will take an estimated 12,000 EU laws and copy them into UK


law on the day that the UK leaves the European Union.


The Government will then have powers to amend laws as it sees fit.


Our political editor, Laura Kuenssberg, has this report.


A warning - it contains some flashing images.


Still doing the handshakes, rolling out the red


carpet for royalty - Spanish, this time.


Still embarking on the task of taking us out of the European Union.


For the first time today, the Prime Minister explaining her


I felt, um, I suppose, devastated really, because,


as I say, I knew the campaign wasn't going perfectly, but still,


the messages I was getting from people I was speaking to,


but also, the comments we were getting back


from a lot of people, that were being passed on to me,


were that we were going to get a better result than we did.


And then you obviously have to brush yourself down.


You have a responsibility, you are a human being, you have been


But I was there as leader of the party and Prime Minister.


I had a responsibility then, as we went through the night,


to determine what we were going to do the next morning.


Today, the bill that will legally take us out of the European Union


Broadly, the withdrawal bill cuts and pastes thousands of EU laws that


govern so much right now into British law.


But with Theresa May's shaky grip, MPs will inevitably try


I think there is a big understanding now amongst ministers,


right the way across the board, that there will need to be a bit


of compromise, there will need to be inevitable changes.


So you think ministers have understood that,


The withdrawal bill is such a huge undertaking.


It also gives ministers the power to try to change or strike out


swathes of regulation without guaranteeing MPs a say.


This bill, as it stands though, would give ministers


like you sweeping powers to change, get rid of bits and pieces


of regulation that you don't like, without MPs having a guaranteed vote


These are hardly massive changes, these are technical changes


And it's up to the House of Commons, if a statutory instrument is placed


front of the House of Commons, the House of Commons


decides whether it debates it and votes on it.


But they're not guaranteed votes unless today you want to give


That's in the call of the House of Commons, what it chooses


But no, it's not just a ministerial signature,


it is what they call a statutory instrument, which can be


Asking for its own meetings in Brussels.


Trying to get the EU's negotiator onside.


Barnier, you are now playing for Arsenal!


Although it might take more than an Arsenal shirt to do that!


But there's no way, as it stands, that Labour will back the bill.


We will make sure there is full Parliamentary scrutiny,


We have a Parliament where the government does


not have a majority, we have a country that


has voted in two ways, on Leave and Remain.


Obviously the majority voted to leave, we respect that.


But they didn't vote to lose jobs, they didn't vote to have Parliament


Nicola Sturgeon with her own Kodak moment in Brussels today too.


The Scottish Parliament can't technically veto the plan,


As the bill stands just now, in good conscience I could not


recommend to the Scottish Parliament that it gives legislative


This bill takes powers away from the Scottish parliament


This bill takes powers away fromt the Scottish Parliament


and undermines the very foundations of the devolution settlement that


As Whitehall begins this enormous process, ministers


are all too well aware that there will be conflict ahead.


The question, how they balance, compromise and hang


And what ends up on the statute books does not just sit


on the shelf, but shapes how ministers govern, how


And Laura's in Westminster for us tonight.


It is clear that there is a rocky road ahead for the government.


Absolutely. Ministers know this will be very difficult and there will be


all sorts of attempts to change the legislation. One joke doing the


rounds at Westminster is that MPs are going to try and hang so much on


this bill that it's going to end up dressed up like a Christmas tree.


Ministers know they'll have to concede in some areas. The question


is, where will they compromised and when? Will they try and fight day by


day, once MPs are back in the autumn, on every issue? If you sniff


very hard, there is a vague whiff of compromise in the air, maybe for the


first time. Talking to Brexit Secretary David Davis earlier, he


did suggest the UK might be able to have some sort of associate


membership of the nuclear safety agency it sounds a bit obscure, but


that is a green rebellion that has been gathering steam in the last few


days he also sketched out the idea of what he had described as


arbitration mechanisms, a potential way around the brick wall that has


built up between Westminster and Brussels over what you do over who's


in charge of life after Brexit. Remember, Louisa May is adamant that


European judges must no longer have control over what happened in the


UK. -- Theresa May. In Brussels, they believe European judges will


have to continue having a role to police the things that have come


down through European law over the time. I think David Davis was


deliberately sketching out a possible way out of that particular


quagmire. Ministers want to stick to their guns as much as they can, but


since the election, with their political authority dilutive, and


the clock ticking louder and louder, they know, as things proceed, they


are going to have to concede or compromise politically, but they


don't want to be seen to back down. An American doctor has told


the High Court that a trial therapy in the States could give a chance


of meaningful improvement to the condition of the terminally


ill baby Charlie Gard. Charlie's parents returned to court


today for the latest stage of their legal battle


to keep him alive. The judge says he will only


change his ruling - allowing Great Ormond Street Hospital


to withdraw life support - Our Medical Correspondent,


Fergus Walsh, reports. Save Charlie Gard,


save Charlie Gard. They call themselves Charlie's Army,


some of the half a million people who signed the petition calling


for him to be allowed abroad Chris Gard and Connie Yates reject


evidence from Charlie's doctors that their son has


irreversible brain damage. If he is still fighting,


then we are still fighting. Charlie is terminally ill,


cannot move or breathe unaided. Four courts have already ruled


he should be allowed to die. The key evidence today came


via video link from the American He said he now had a better


understanding of the benefits Of nine patients treated so far,


none of whom has the same genetic mutation as Charlie,


five now spent less time each day on a ventilator, and one of them


could breathe completely unaided. He said this led him to conclude


there was at least a 10% chance of meaningful


improvement for Charlie. It's a powder added to food,


which aims to boost energy Six-year-old Art Estopinan has


a muscle-wasting condition and is one of those treated with it


in the US. We were able to give him


the medications, and little by little he started


to get stronger. I didn't care if he was the first


human to try these medications, because they only told us


he was going to die. But Great Ormond Street says


Charlie's catastrophic brain damage The final decision


of the court is aimed to be at Charlie's best interest,


and that would be a balance It's not black-and-white,


but it's going to be a summation of all the possible benefits


and all the possible risks, and what that could do for Charlie,


not what it does for anybody else. In court, Connie Yates insisted


Charlie is not suffering or in pain, and both parents briefly walked out


of the hearing after the judge said they had agreed their son currently


had no quality of life. So this desperately sick boy


remains in intensive care, kept alive on a ventilator,


as arguments over what is in his President Trump has hinted America


could still shift its policy on the Paris climate accord,


despite his decision last month to withdraw from the global


agreement to limit climate change. He made the comments


in Paris after talks with the French President,


Emmanuel Macron. He also faced questions


about the controversy surrounding his son's meeting


with a Russian lawyer during the presidential


campaign last year. This report contains


some flashing images. If diplomacy is about power


disguised as flattery, there are few more potent greetings


than a ten-second handshake. Emmanuel Macron welcomed


Donald Trump today with a visit to the tomb of France's and military


leader, Napoleon, the impressive location designed to flatter both


the visitor and host. Both these two men see


themselves as modern-day political revolutionaries,


sweeping away the old But Mr Macron also sees nothing


wrong with using France's imperial history and military might


to put its current diplomatic The two men have been battling


for the role of alpha male ever since their first handshake


on the sidelines of the G7 summit. Donald Trump later pulled out


of a key climate change deal brokered in Paris,


prompting Mr Macron to issue a video parodying the US


President's campaign slogan. But Mr Macron, keen to boost


French influence abroad, And Mr Trump's comments today


on climate change suggest Something could happen with respect


to the Paris accord. But we will talk about that over


the coming period of time. And if it happens,


that will be wonderful, and if it doesn't that


will be OK, too. TRANSLATION: I want to continue


discussions with the US and President Trump on this


very important subject. I think it's compatible


in the Paris Agreement. Now we have to let the US


work on its road map And amid allegations that Russia


interfered in the US election, Mr Trump was also asked


about his son's contact I have a son who is a great young


man, he is a fine person. He took a meeting with


a lawyer from Russia. It lasted for a very short period


and nothing came of the meeting. And I think it's a meeting that


most people in politics Today, no differences were allowed


to mar the transatlantic ties. But what do French voters think


of Mr Trump's visit? I don't like him much,


but what do I have to say? Trying to understand


what he wants and where he's Even if he does not appreciate him


as a person, or what he stands for. So I think French


diplomacy at its best. In a visit where symbolism


was the substance, the two couples A place labelled pragmatic,


rather than pretty, to cement an alliance imperfect but crucial


to France's place in the world. A brief look at some


of the day's other news stories. A Russian military court has jailed


five members of a Chechen gang for killing the leading opposition


politician Boris Nemtsov. Mr Nemtsov, a former deputy


prime minister and fierce critic of President Putin,


was shot close to The gang's ringleader was sentenced


to 20 years in prison. A former soldier who raped


and killed a 15-year-old schoolgirl has been found guilty


of her manslaughter more Stephen Hough killed Janet Commins


in Flint in north Wales in 1976. Another man has already served six


years for the crime. Hough will be sentenced


at a later date. Train drivers working


for Southern Rail have announced Members of the Aslef union,


who are already in a dispute with the firm about driver-only


operated trains, have voted Southern's parent firm was fined


?13 million this morning for poor performance,


during a period which saw a number An aristocrat has been jailed


for posting menacing messages online Rhodri Philipps, the 4th


Viscount St Davids, offered ?5,000 to anyone who would kill Gina Miller


after she won a legal challenge saying Parliament had to be


consulted about Brexit. It's being hailed as the biggest


shake-up of ambulance response times At the moment, when an urgent


999 call is received, the call handlers have to decide


within 60 seconds whether or not The upshot is that a quarter


of ambulances end up being stood down when it turns out


they're not needed. Now call handlers are going to be


given more time to assess the needs of a caller,


to try to make the system Breathe normally for me,


I'm just going to have Paramedics in the West Midlands


today, with a 92-year-old patient. After a checkup, they decide it's


safe to leave him at home. Try to keep your


breathing nice and slow. The Ambulance Service is under great


pressure but the way it works now allows too many vehicles to go


to urgent cases, leaving other The new way of working will mean


that we can identify and get to the sickest patients faster,


that all patients will get the best response, rather


than just the nearest... Under the current system,


in a control room like this, call handlers have just 60 seconds


to decide whether to dispatch an ambulance, and whether it should


be a blue light for the most The problem is, that sometimes isn't


long enough to decide the most appropriate response,


and ambulances can be That decision time will be extended


for serious but not critical cases. And while for the most urgent cases


under the current system the target is for an ambulance to arrive at 75%


of patients within eight minutes, under the new one there will be


a target of 90% seen Service leaders say fewer 999 calls


will be treated as life-threatening, and some people needing urgent care


will have to wait longer, but they can be more certain


of getting the right response. Willie Wynne says the system


as it is failed his family. His daughter, Ingrid,


had a heart condition. She had palpitations and he called


999 six times and no ambulance You have people with a broken arm


and a broken leg going, I know I'd love them to have it,


but, you know, that is not We are talking about emergencies,


and an emergency is an emergency. But nobody done anything


about an emergency. The local ambulance trust,


South Central, said it extended At the time, many of its resources


were tied up elsewhere. Some argue that while the reforms


are welcome, they won't solve From the patients' point of view,


this could be good, in terms of one part of their journey,


as it were. But it's no good if they get messed


up in A, or can't get a bed Reforms have already been


introduced in Wales. There is a pilot scheme


under way in Scotland. Trials in England suggest more


ambulances can be freed up to get to a wider range of patients,


but the real test will come this winter, when it's


introduced nationally. One of China's most prominent


political dissidents, Liu Xiaobo, has died of cancer a month


after he was moved He'd been serving an 11-year


sentence for "inciting Mr Liu won the Nobel peace prize


in 2010 for his pursuit There have been tributes


from around the world. The leader of the Norwegian Nobel


Committee said the government in Beijing bore a heavy


responsibility for his death. Our China Editor,


Carrie Gracie, reports. Reunited with his wife


only at the end. And still, under the watchful


eye of the state. Two foreign doctors were allowed


to visit his bedside. The pictures released abroad


to support the Government's claim Along with videos to deflect


the charge that his cancer But he was denied his dying


wish - to leave China. We have been through these kind


of cases one after another, but it has still come


as a big shock. Because, not only because I know


him, but also because he has been such a symbol for China's human


rights, or democratic movement. The Tiananmen Square


democracy protests. He tried to secure


students safe passage out. Before the army moved


in to kill unknown numbers. In and out of jail,


for demanding political freedoms. TRANSLATION: As a survivor


of the Tiananmen Square democracy movement, I feel I have a duty


to uphold justice for those In 2010 he won the Nobel Peace


Prize, but he was back "Empty chair" became a banned


expression on China's internet. His once irrepressible wife,


Lui Xia, was placed under house arrest, where she fell


victim to depression. It was only two weeks' ago the world


learned of Liu Xiaobo's illness. Hong Kong, the one place in China


citizens could call for his release. Chinese censorship is formidable,


and few here know of Liu Xiaobo's life, his death or his Nobel Peace


Prize. Many Chinese see the one party state


as an unavoidable fact of life, and under the strong arm rule


of President Xi Jinping it has become even more


dangerous to challenge that. Liu Xiaobo once warned,


"If you want to enter hell, He felt no ill-will


toward his jailers. He said he'd committed no crime,


but had no complaints. The Chinese political


dissident Liu Xiaobo, An Italian delegation has been


in Libya today in a new attempt to stop the people smugglers sending


thousands of migrants Most of them set out to sea


from Libya, which has no Italian coastguards have taken


to burning the smugglers' boats to stem the flow,


despite criticism that it makes Our Europe Editor, Katya Adler,


is here with more. The number of migrants arriving


in Europe has fallen dramatically But Italy is still under


immense pressure. More than 85,000 people


have arrived this year, In total, Italy has received over


600,000 newcomers over the last four years,


while around 13,000 people have died Alongside that human tragedy,


the political and economic impact is huge, and Italy says


it can't cope. Amnesty International is warning


that 2017 is set to become the deadliest year on what it calls


the deadliest migration Italy is keen to crackdown


on the people smugglers, but charities working on the front


line accused the EU of cutting back on rescue missions,


in an attempt, they say, to put other migrants off


trying to come to Europe. This footage was filmed by the BBC


off the Libyan coast. Throughout the day the Italian


coastguard has been moving around, trying to set fire to as many


of these smugglers' The EU says this is the most


important thing to do In addition to saving lives,


to disrupt the business model of the smugglers,


and this is how they do it. So where are the


migrants coming from? At the height of the crisis,


two years ago, many Hundreds of thousands made perilous


crossing from Turkey to Greece That route has now been slammed


shut, partly due to an EU deal with Turkey to stop


the people smugglers. But Italy's story


is a different one. Migrants are heading there


from across sub Saharan Africa, They set off to Europe


from conflict torn Libya. most are not refugees


but economic migrants - The International Organisation


for Migration says we're facing this for the long-term


because people are attracted It is not something that is going


to go away in a year or two. It is something that is going


to stay for a variety of reasons. What is complicated is the fact


that the response is left to just The front line and a couple


of others more in the interior of the EU that are ready to come


and share the responsibility Germany's Angela Merkel


and France's Emmanuel Macron met the Italian Prime Minister


yesterday. But Italians say they have heard


lots of empty promises. Italy could send economic migrants


back home, since they are neither refugees nor asylum-seekers,


but many have no ID papers. Their countries of origin are often


reluctant to issue new ones, and they can't be returned to Libya


safely because of the EU countries have pledged to improve


lives in Africa so fewer people feel the need to move,


but that is a long-term goal. In the meantime, lives


continue to be lost at sea, Johanna Konta's dream of becoming


the first British woman to reach the Wimbledon finals in 40


years is over. She crashed out of the championships


after being beaten in straight sets by the five-time champion Venus


Williams. Joe Wilson was watching


the match on centre court. Everyone knows your name,


everyone wants your name. For Johanna Konta,


it's all been new. For Venus Williams,


it's been her life. Venus has seen it all,


returned it all. But Konta, well, she wasn't


here to be intimidated. Konta created an opportunity


in the first set. For Konta the methodical,


the reliable, the match Double fault and broken


in the second set. Centre Court yearned for the Konta


we had seen in previous rounds. Now, come on, it's a lovely


afternoon, we'd like to Well, this match lasted just one


hour and 14 minutes. Williams, too good and too


composed when it mattered. Overwhelmed by a Williams


at Wimbledon. Quite honestly, I think


I was in just as much of a shot I think today it came down


on the day and Venus I mean, I think I've definitely got


a lot more to improve on and there's a lot of exciting things I can


still get better at. Well, we always felt this


was an open women's tournament, full of possibility,


because somebody was missing. With Serena Williams


happily enjoying pregnancy, An opportunity, it turns


out, for her sister. Last week, Venus was in tears,


talking about the car Now, she's in another final, at 37,


at the place she loves. I thought the crowd was very


nice to me, actually. They could have really been


even more boisterous. I thought the crowd was so fair,


and I know that they love Jo I thought she handled it well,


and I think my experience Dealing with this disappointment


is Jo Konta's next challenge. She's ranked high enough to expect


titles, but the future offers no guarantees of more opportunities


like this one. Tonight, the government tells us


that in the wake of the Grenfell disaster, it except that building


regulations are not up to the job and will be fully reviewed.


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