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Tonight, Ireland's Prime Minister shows his frustration
at the pace of Brexit talks, saying the "clock is ticking".
On his first official visit to Belfast, Leo Varadkar warns
against economic barriers between the UK and Ireland,
At a time when Brexit threatens to drive a wedge
between North and South, between Britain and Ireland,
we need to build more bridges and fewer borders.
The future of the Irish border is a key part
of talks with Brussels, but the Taioseoch says so far,
Mr Varadkar's calling for "unique solutions" to preserve links
The US President calls the Russia allegations "a fake story",
as his top law official says he'll crack down on leaks
What should be the scope of the Grenfell Tower inquiry?
Survivors have put forward hundreds of suggestions.
He is a one-man world superpower! Gold for Mo Farah!
Momentous Mo - Farah wins gold on the opening night of the World
Lots of people say that perhaps you are doing this for the money.
And we ask Neymar the ?200 million question, as the world's most
expensive footballer is unveiled at his new club.
Coming up in the sport later, we will have the action from the
opening night of the world athletics Championships, with all eyes on
Usain Bolt and Mo Farah. Ireland's Prime Minister,
Leo Varadkar, says Britain must soon address the key issue of the status
of the Irish border after Brexit Speaking during his first
official visit to Belfast, he said he doesn't want economic
barriers between Britain and Ireland, and called for "unique
solutions" to preserve links He also attacked those he called
"hard Brexiteers" in the North. But Arlene Foster of
the Democratic Unionist Party said Our Ireland correspondent
Chris Buckler reports. Leo Varadkar crossed the Irish
border for the first time as Ireland's Prime Minister to set
out his concerns about what could He arrived in Belfast having upset
Unionists with recent But, inside Queen's University
today, the new Taoiseach was keen to talk about
solutions, not divisions. At a time when Brexit
threatens to drive a wedge between north and south,
between Britain and Ireland, we need to build more
bridges and fewer borders. He is a Taoiseach
of a new generation. The referendum over the Good Friday
peace agreement marked the first He said the challenge of this
generation is Brexit, and again he challenged those
he called the Brexiteers to come up with proposals to ease the problems
posed by new borders. They have already had 14 months
to do so, which should have been ample time to come up
with detailed proposals. But, if they cannot,
and I believe they cannot, then we can start to talk
meaningfully about solutions For example, if the United Kingdom
doesn't want to stay in the customs union,
perhaps there can be an EU-UK After all, the European Union has
a customs union with Turkey. In all the potential solutions
that Leo Varadkar put forward for this border,
there was a common theme. Free movement for people,
goods and services. But will that be possible,
particularly if it turns out to be There's going to be some form
of border, because the UK will not want people sort of coming
into Ireland, the south of Ireland, and using it as a sort
of gateway into the UK itself. Ever since before, you know, I'm too
young, I didn't see the border, but I can imagine that it
won't be good. When people talk about the Irish
border of the past, they tend to refer to the years
of the Troubles, when huge security This is actually the dividing line
between the countries, Northern Ireland's biggest party,
the DUP, campaigned for Brexit. But they believe these roads can
remain completely open. There is no binary solution to these
things, and actually pejorative language like "hard Brexiteers"
doesn't really work for anybody. Brexit has led to a lot of divisive
language in Stormont, where the main parties still can't
agree a deal to restore The DUP are very disrespectful
about the vote in the north. The majority of people here,
we say it loud and clear, the majority of people
voted against Brexit. On this shared island,
Leo Varadkar knows there are many shared interests,
and the final details of the deal that sees the UK leave the EU
will be important on both sides Our political correspondent Ben
Wright joins me from Westminster. The status of the border is one of
the key issues for Brexit negotiators in Brussels. How much of
a priority is it for the UK Government? Yes, the UK and the EU
both see this as a critically important part of the Brexit
negotiations and both sides are acutely aware of the risks if they
get it wrong. Today, the UK Government says what they have said
since the referendum which is that they don't see any need for a hard
border in Ireland. They want to see frictionless trade and keeping the
Common travel area in place. The question of course is how and we
heard today real concerns from Ireland about what they see is the
complete lack of progress from the UK putting serious, substantive
proposals on the table and they worry that time to talk is starting
to slip away. So we heard from the Irish Prime Minister and his plan
for a new customs agreement between the EU and the UK to sort this out,
similar to the one turkey has with the EU. That is one idea but all of
these are politically problematic here and that is something that, for
instance, could cause alarm among some of the Leave supporting
so-called Brexiteers in government and parliament who are very
concerned about any idea that might limit the UK's ability to go out on
strike its own trade deals after we have of the EU. Some have said there
are pretty straightforward technological solutions which could
get around the ID of border posts, something the Irish Prime Minister
sounded pretty sceptical about today. I think there's a willingness
on both sides to make progress and they think they can as soon as
October on the Irish border question but of all the Brexit Rubiks cube
issues they are grappling with at the moment, this I think is proving
one of the to tackle. Ben Wright at West Minster, there.
America's top legal official, Jeff Sessions, says he's determined
to end what he calls "the staggering number of leaks"
The stream of stories, many focusing on allegations
of Russian interference in last year's presidential election,
Speaking at a rally in West Virginia,
Mr Trump called the Russia claims "a total fabrication",
as our North America Editor, Jon Sopel, explains.
Donald Trump is never happier than when he is out of Washington.
An adoring crowd in West Virginia, the problems of Russia, collusion,
special counsels and grand juries a long way from these country roads.
Have you seen any Russians in West Virginia or Ohio or Pennsylvania?
Are there any Russians here tonight, any Russians?
The Russia story is a total fabrication.
It is just an excuse for the greatest loss in the history
of American politics, that's all it is.
He didn't mention the special counsel by name but had him
I just hope the final determination is a truly honest one.
A grand jury is made up of members of the public meeting behind closed
doors to consider the evidence that has been gathered.
They can force people to testify or to hand over evidence.
They will decide whether the material is strong enough
But crucially, they don't decide if a potential defendant
Of course, it may be the grand jury meeting at this courthouse will come
to the conclusion that the evidence doesn't add up to much and there
But the fact that a grand jury has been called is a sign that this
investigation is intensifying and will last a good
And the other worry for the Trump entourage is that the scope
Another is the endless damaging and revealing leaks
Today, the Attorney General announced a new crackdown.
This nation must end this culture of leaks.
We will investigate and seek to bring criminals to justice.
We will not allow rogue anonymous sources with security clearances
He has been under tremendous pressure.
The president last week humiliated his Attorney General,
This was much more muscular, with an attack on the media, too.
We respect the important role that the press plays
and we will give them respect but it is not unlimited.
They cannot place lives at risk with impunity.
The president today visited FEMA, the Federal Emergency Center,
to look at plans for dealing with hurricanes.
And then he was off on his holidays, two weeks at one of his golf
resorts in New Jersey and hoping that a storm whipped
up by the grand jury does not barrel down on him.
Residents who survived the Grenfell Tower disaster
had their final chance today to submit ideas for the scope
and remit of the public inquiry into the tragedy.
330 submissions are thought to have been made, but some campaigners
still fear the inquiry won't be wide-ranging enough.
Our Home Affairs Correspondent, Tom Symonds, reports.
Day after day, the names of the Grenfell victims are confirmed.
Today, Fatima Choukair, just 11, Hashim Kedir, a favourite uncle,
This man, the chairman of the Grenfell Tower inquiry,
Sir Martin Moore-Bick, has to answer those questions but,
when he asked the community what other topics he should
This is why it's so important to get the terms of reference right
and for you to tell me what you think it should cover.
We did, and then you dismissed them on TV.
I think you've misremembered what I said.
Thomasina Hessell's been in a hotel since the fire,
caught between her old life before Grenfell and an unknown new one.
This is what she wants from the inquiry.
For the community, we need specific answers
We need that closure to start healing.
But the underlying, broader issues behind this,
social housing issues, fire regulations, building
regulations, the idea that the government is putting
profits before people, these are nationwide issues.
The judge has to achieve a balance between those wider issues,
potentially a huge task, and simply explaining the fire,
Next week, he'll make his private recommendations
Two weeks from now, she's expected to make public her decisions
on the inquiry's remit, and she has the final decision.
In September, the inquiry's due to begin work and, within a year,
the chairman says he will produce an interim report.
It's the judge's job, of course, to find the facts of this tragedy,
but the police will have to prosecute anyone responsible,
and it's likely their job will take priority which means,
if there are prosecutions, the inquiry could be delayed.
But keeping the community onside could be one
There's a lot of anger, there's a lot of emotion,
and I entirely understand why it should be so.
We're going to continue to work with them.
While remaining impartial, his critics say that doesn't
mean he has to ignore the community's feelings.
The community has a right to be part of the process.
That does not compromise impartiality at all.
Last night, there was another reminder of what's at stake,
a second fire at a tower block in Dubai, which has cladding blamed
This time, the building was evacuated quickly.
Not so here - one of the world's worst tower block
Now the struggle for an explanation begins.
Tom Symonds, BBC News, at Grenfell Tower.
Let's take a look at some of the day's other top stories.
The Royal Bank of Scotland was back in profit in the six months to June,
the first time it's been in the black since 2014.
The bank, which is still mostly owned by taxpayers, made a recorded
profit of ?939 million, compared with a ?2 billion loss
Airlines are urging British holidaymakers in Europe
to allow extra time to get through security and passport
The EU has been struggling to implement tighter checks
The NHS says it's found a bed for a suicidal teenager,
whose case prompted a senior judge to issue a scathing attack
on services for children with mental health problems.
The head of the family courts in England and Wales
said, if a safe place wasn't found for the girl on her release
from a secure unit, then the state would have "blood" on its hands.
Sales of new cars have fallen for the fourth month in a row.
Two officers and two pilots, accused of misusing
a South Yorkshire Police helicopter to film naked sunbathers
and a couple having sex, have been cleared of all charges.
During the trial, the four men blamed a former colleague,
PC Adrian Pogmore, who'd already admitted misconduct
For many, there's disbelief that hundreds of millions of pounds have
But the man himself, the Brazilian star Neymar,
faced the press today, and denied his move from Barcelona
to Paris St-Germain was motivated by money.
It's estimated, after tax, he'll get more than half
a million pounds a week, and he's been speaking to our Sports
Neymar, finally in Paris with a ball and the world at his feet.
At ?200 million, his transfer from Barcelona
But when wages and bonuses are included, the final bill will be
But, speaking to me today, the Brazilian star insists
he has followed his heart, not his wallet.
Lots of people are saying that perhaps you are doing
this for the money, that that is your motivation.
TRANSLATION: I have nothing to tell, to say to those people.
They don't know my life and I regret that they think that way.
I didn't come over here for the money.
I came here for the motivation of the challenge and the challenges.
On the Champs-Elysees this morning, fans were happy to part
Hundreds of them queued for hours to buy the new Neymar shirt.
The club is backed by the country of Qatar's vast wealth.
But its president thinks he has bagged a bargain.
I would love to see, you know, in one year, and then,
Today, until now, just in five hours, we sold already merchandise,
like half a million euros, and this is just for
Nice little bit of skill from Neymar!
Neymar has been a star for both club and country from a young age
but critics of this megadeal point to the vast sums involved
and there are questions, too, over whether he is merely a pawn
in Qatar's efforts to spread its influence across the globe.
The man at the centre of it all, though, told me he has come
What will be success to you at this club?
How would you say, "I have made it here, I have delivered"?
That's, I came over here to make history.
PSG want Neymar to spark a new sporting revolution for them.
And, leaving the stadium tonight, he was greeted
A British computer expert who helped stop a worldwide cyberattack
which hit the NHS is about to appear in court in America after being
Marcus Hutchins, who's 23 and from Devon, will face
a judge in Las Vegas, accused of six counts of creating
and distributing malware, designed to steal bank details.
Our correspondent, James Cook, is in Vegas.
What are we expecting from the court? We are expecting a relatively
short procedural hearing today, a first hearing from Marcus, and at
this hearing, he will be given the opportunity to hear again the
charges against him, and then the case will move on. The big decision
will be whether or not he is kept in custody there and transferred to
Wisconsin, where the indictment has been laid against him, where an FBI
team was tested best game -- was investigating the alleged crime for
two years, or whether he will be released and allowed to make his own
way there. It will be up to the judge to make that decision. He was
arrested here just minutes before he was due to fly back to the UK from
the United States, and his arrest has caused consternation within the
cyber security is community. Many people don't think the charges
against him will stand up and they are worried this will damage
cooperation between hackers and the federal government to try and take
down this kind of malware. James cook live in Las Vegas.
As you may have just seen, Mo Farah has won gold tonight
as the World Athletics Championships got under way in
It was in the gruelling 10,000 metres, his last competitive
race at the distance, before retiring from the track.
Earlier, Usain Bolt began the defence of his 100 metre title,
Our sports correspondent, Natalie Pirks, is following
This was the scene of his greatest treat. Five years on, London and his
family were ready to watch Britain's team get off to the perfect start.
As usual, he adopted his favourite position, near the back of the pack.
It seemed there was a tag team of other nations working together to
keep Mo Farah out of the. Lap after lap, he stayed out of trouble and
bided his time, even asking the crowd for more passion. It's not
hard enough, and he's going to start slow food is relaxing. The gauntlet
had been laid down. Can he hold them off? He's done it before. When he
went to the final lap in the lead, it was never in doubt. Mo Farah is
going to win it! Another world title! The London crowd brought him
home. What a race. What a legacy. I got a bit emotional at the start and
I just had to get in the zone. It's just been amazing. It isn't only so
Mo Farah bidding goodbye after these championships.
He lapped up the love, but Bolt fans know he hasn't been
Usain Bolt has a bit of work to do. Here he and there he goes.
The time wasn't spectacular, but it didn't have to be,
strolling through to tomorrow's semis, where
he is aiming for his 12th - that's 12th - world title.
They always show me so much love, and I really appreciate it.
Sprinting has suffered more than most from the spectre of doping.
Today, in what will be a recurring image at these Championships,
retribution for the likes of Christine Ohuruogu,
who collected two bronzes and an upgraded silver
that she and other relay team members were cheated out
And four Britons are through to the semis
of the women's 1500 metres, including medal-hope Laura Muir.
Britain has never had a champion in the event.
But it has yet another in Sir Mo, the greatest athlete
Natalie Pirks, BBC News, the London Stadium.
Our Sports Editor, Dan Roan, is at the stadium.
What a way to say goodbye. To the 10,000 metres. Mo Farah delivers
again. That's right. His domination of distance running continues. He's
simply become unbeatable when it comes to the track. Is he now the
greatest distance runner of all time? It's hard to argue against
that. He faced real competition and had to really dig deep in that race.
It was fantastic, but when it matters he always tends to prevail.
His remarkable tenth consecutive global title for Sir Mo Farah, which
is unprecedented. You could make it 11 next week and he goes in the 5000
metres, in what would be his last race in a major competition for he
turns his attention to marathon running in the next part of his
career. It's all the more impressive, what he achieved this
evening, when this was a troubled build-up for Mo Farah, once again
having to reiterate his credentials as a clean athlete. Elsewhere, an
encouraging start for British medal prospects, in the 1500 metres Laura
Muir, and the one and only Usain Bolt. Tomorrow, he will race for the
final time in the individual 100 metres before retirement for the a
packed house, great atmosphere. Perfectly to start the
championships, especially for Sir Mo Farah.
They're young, British, and taking on Hollywood.
A new generation of black actors, including John Boyega
in the blockbuster Star Wars, have been trained at the Identity
Established in 2003, it now boasts a roster of talent
The British Film Institute has identified a lack
of diversity in film making, and Colleen Harris has been to meet
some of the school's stars who are breaking
They are some of the British faces breaking into Hollywood,
an industry under scrutiny over its lack of diversity.
Before hitting the big time with Star Wars,
John Boyega began his career at the Identity School of Acting,
I went to see the school and to meet John.
They teach you what it's like to work.
How much about what you do is about breaking glass ceilings?
And there's a purpose in everything, I feel, and there's a value
in making others see themselves in a better way.
You've got to break glass ceilings to do that,
Today, it's thriving and open to all, but the school opened 14
years ago as Britain's first black drama school.
Its founder, Femi Oguns, also set up an agency with it
For me, rather than join the chorus of complaint,
I just decided, you know what, we can do something about this,
and this is something that we nurtured and developed
We developed this whole sense of worth.
You have to celebrate your sense of purpose and you have to realise
that you are the architect of your own fortune.
Another Identity graduate, Letitia Wright, will
soon appear in cinemas in the new Marvel
She says the school instils a sense of confidence and self-belief.
We went into audition rooms not looking at the colour of our skin
I remember when I went for Holby City, I was the only
black girl in the room, but I never felt inferior.
I felt, I have something to offer, and the role turned from a Caucasian
girl to a black girl, because our agent made that
That attitude helped launch Malachi Kirby,
His portrayal of Kunta Kinte in the Roots remake has been
My way of fighting is through my art and by not accepting
that there are roles that aren't for me or won't be given to me.
There are stories that I want to tell and there are stories
that I believe I know how to tell, and they are not just defined
Capitalising on its talent, 60% of Identity's clients are now
working and based in the States but, here, the work continues,
and John Boyega is being honoured for his success.
Identity, a movement nurturing the next Hollywood talent.
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