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Hello, I'm Ros Atkins, this is Outside Source.
Donald Trump Junior has defended his meeting
with a Russian lawyer last year - who he believed had incriminating
Again, this is before Russia mania, before they built it up in the
press. For me, it was opposition research.
President Erdogan of Turkey has denied claims that his country has
TRANSLATION: Those people inside jail are not titled as journalists.
Some of them corroborated with terror organisations.
Our China Editor has been looking at the Chinese companies are pouring
workers into new countries - leaving locals wondering
The EU's chief Brexit negotiator has said Britain must
recognise its financial obligations to the European Union.
The Brexit story is getting complicated, if you've got any
questions, tweet them to us at #BBC OS and we'll answer.
All the other contacts are on screen.
Here's my colleague Zeinab Badadwi, telling us...
Wide ranging interview on @BBCHARDtalk, marking a year
First, here's the President on whether journalists
Opposition journalists write a lot of insulting articles about me even
recently they did it during the march.
Those insulting articles are still out there.
Those people in jail are not journalists.
Some of them collaborated with terror organisations.
Some were jailed for possession of firearms.
They have a journalist badge, but this is not
the official press card - so with that badge they claim
Groups like Reporters Without Borders refute that.
They rank Turkey 155th in their press freedom index.
They say, "Dozens of journalists have been
imprisoned without trial, turning Turkey into the world's
to.waves of trials, withdrawal of press cards,
cancellation of passports, and seizure of assets".
Press freedom is also one of a multitude of reasons why Turkey
appears no closer to joining the EU than it was when talks
If the EU bluntly says we will not be able to accept Turkey into the EU
We will then initiate our plan B and see.
Turkey is able to stand on it's own two feet.
Our per capita income is more than $11,000 right now.
Turkey's been a strong supporter as Qatar comes under severe pressure
Turkey is never in favour of Muslims killing Muslims in this region.
We don't want to see Muslims fighting with Muslims.
We don't want to see those developments which are happening
It's clear what's happening in Syria.
Turkey is paying the price because of these issues.
We don't want this so because of that we don't accept
Next, here's what Zeinab made of the interview.
What I took away from the interview, president of the Gannon is someone
very controversial, divisive at home and abroad. Half the population
enjoy them, almost revered him. Think the strong leadership is just
what Turkey needs. The other half is absolutely opposed to him.
Unprecedented marches against him by the opposition in the past week or
so. Also Turkey is a country that international community cares deeply
about. If he is such a pivotal role, operating in a tough neighbourhood.
Second biggest standing army in Nato. What matters in Turkey matters
to the international community. That is why it was really so important to
try and gain insights into what the leader of Turkey thinks on so many
issues. Looking forward to watching the home thing. You can see the
interview this Friday. If you want to watch
the full interview - We got a summary today of a British
government review of Not the full thing though -
that's been withheld Critics say this is because
Saudi Arabia is named - and the UK sells Saudi Arabia a lot
of military hardware. That will not satisfy critics,
pressing for this report to be published for a long time. The
government sitting on it for a long time. That is because the contents
are believed by some, the government has my critics, to include quite
critical remarks, about foreign governments accused of at least
allowing the funding of extremist groups in the UK, by money he comes
to the shores. Particularly the Gulf. That is why, people have been
pushing for it. What we have today is a summary. Today, tells us a
couple of things. In the review of this, essentially saying most
extremist groups in the UK, most of the funding comes from anonymous
donations from within the UK. However for a small group, they do
rely on overseas funding, but a small group.
James mentioned some of the people who aren't happy.
@CarolineLucas Caroline Lucas, Green Party: "Govt refuse
to publish review into funding of extremism + try to fob us off
If she wants though, she can read it - MPs can read
the document as long as they don't reveal what's in it.
UK Home Secretary is promising action on financial transparency.
Exposing a bit more of what these groups do. A lot of them call
themselves charities, they are charities. Wide definition of what
the charity is. Explain to the public, do you know this is what
they are involved in? Get transparency of the financial
services sector, which supports groups, allowing them to set up
financial instruments to setup this. Crucially the interesting bit, the
government says it will ensure charities are regulated. All
charities are to declare overseas funding. Quite significant change.
Andy Murray out, three-time Wimbledon winner Novak Djokovic out
at the quarterfinals. Chuck in Stan Wawrinka and Rafa Nadal, it means
the purveyor of Indian summers, Roger Federer, 35 years old, the
highest ranked player in the draw. Tough outing for defending champion
Andy Murray against Sam Querrey. He led by a set and a break of losing
12 the last games. Struggling physically as the match wore on.
Eventually going down in five sets, losing the fifth 6-1. His American
opponent took his chance, hitting 70 winners. It appears that the hip
injury which disrupted his build-up finally caught up with him. Sam
Querrey will face Marin Cilic semifinal, the Croat speeding Giles
Muller in five sets. Meanwhile, injury Wednesday. Novak Djokovic
bowing out of Wimbledon. The second seed needed to win the title to
return to the top of the world rankings. An elbow injury saw him
pull out of the second set. In his quarterfinal against Tomas Berdych,
lost the first set on down the second, called it a day. Far more
straightforward for seven time champion Roger Federer. Ageing like
fine wine. He cruised into the semifinals in straight sets, at the
expense of Milos Raonic. Federer made short work of last year's
runner-up with a trademark display. He won his 100th singles match.
You'd to put money on Federer, getting his eighth title. He is the
favourite. Find out on Friday whether he makes the final. You are
selling it well. I will watch both the semifinals.
The fight between Floyd Mayweather and Connor McGregor
Somewhere between pantomine - and pantomine.
They met face to face for the first time - in LA.
It's the first stop in a four city, three country promotional
tour for the fight - so you can expect to see
11,000 fans turned out for this event.
Some think the promotion of the fight might be more
Here is what the pair said after the their first
Conor McGregor has never had a professional boxing bout in his
life. I'm pretty sure he anxious. I am
just waiting. Day after day, going to the gym and working. Not as fast
as I used to be. Not throwing, nations like use different. It will
be intriguing matchup. Very interesting. His little legs, little
corn, head, I'm going to knock out inside four rounds. Mark my words.
That is the bit we could play you can he was swearing all the way
through. This is Mithali Raj -
not a household name like some Indian cricketers -
but that could be changing. Today she became the all-time
leading run scorer in women's one She did it by scoring 69 for India
in their Women's World Cup group Captain of the Indian men's side
Virat Kohli TWEET @imVkohli A great moment for Indian Cricket -
Champion Stuff! And this from the man
who holds the record in the men's form of the game,
Sachin Tendulkar... Stay with us on Outside Source -
after the break we're going to turn to China
because they're about to open their first international military
base in the horn of Africa. A gay man has won a landmark ruling
at the Supreme Court which will give his husband the same
pension rights as a The ruling could have a dramatic
effect on the entitlement of thousands of people in same sex
marriages or civil partnerships. Victory after an 11-year
legal battle. John Walker worked for the company
Innospec the 23 years, paying Victory for basic
fairness and decency... Civil partnerships became
legal in December 2005. Shortly after, Mr Walker and his
long-term partner entered into one. They are now married, but Innospec,
relying on an exemption in the Equality Act,
refused to take account of his pension contributions before
that date, dramatically reducing the pension Mr Walker's
husband would receive. The highest court in the land
found that an anomaly. If Mr Walker married
a woman, even after his retirement, indeed even now,
she would be entitled to a pension. The court ruled that EU equality
law, any British exemption. Mr Walker's husband will be entitled
to a spouse's pension on Mr Walker's death,
provided of course that It would be the same with anybody,
whether it is a heterosexual couple or a same-sex couple -
someone you love, that person, you want to make sure is looked
after as long as they are alive. I'm older than him,
therefore statistically, the chances are that
I will die before him. I wanted to ensure
he was looked after. The effect of today's
ruling is massive. It doesn't just about John Walker -
it affects everyone who is in a civil
partnership or same-sex marriage and that is whether they are paying
into an occupational pension scheme with a private employer
or within the public sector. Supporters were thrilled,
but the human rights group Liberty which supported John Walker sees
a possible storm It is only EU law that
allowed him to win today. So obviously what Mr Walker wants
to know and what Liberty wants to know is what is going to happen
to these rights when we leave The Government says it's
reviewing the ruling. John Walker is happy that equality
at the heart of civil partnerships and same-sex marriage has finally
caught up with pensions, and there President Trump's eldest son has
said he didn't tell his father about a meeting last year
with a Russian lawyer, who was apparently offering
documents that would damage The second round of Brexit
negotiations start next week. Plenty of diplomatic
jostling in advance. This was the British Foreign
Secretary Boris Johnson - on any long-term financial
obligations the UK will owe The sums I've seen, they propose to
demand from the country seem to be extortionate. Go whistle is entirely
appropriate expression was 'Go whistle', by the way,
means to ask for something you don't Today, the EU's Brexit
negotiator Michel Barnier how I am not hearing any whistling,
just the clock ticking. He worked on that line, it's done.
This 'exit bill' is one of the key sticking points.
It could include the UK's share of EU commitments due before
the Brexit deadline, as well as pension
payments for EU staff - amongst other obligations.
Michel Barnier also mentioned the rights of EU
citizens' in the UK - we already know the EU is not
satisfied with the UK's current offer on that issue.
And he said the European Court of Justice had to be the "ultimate
guarantor" of those citizens rights - the UK Government
When you see this clip, you can see how he came to that conclusion. We
have published nine new position papers so far. Under different
issues. The new positions are clear. We now need to know the UK's
position on each of the issues, in order to make progress. We need to
know which points we agree, at which point we disagree. So we can
negotiate. In earnest. A paper from the UK Government position outlining
the position is set to be published on Thursday.
first overseas military base. to Djibouti to set up Beijing's
MAP They left from Shan-jiang City in Guangdong province on Tuesday.
The Chinese say the base will facilitate peacekeeping
and humanitarian aid and - and for military co-operation.
Djibouti is a tiny country at the horn of Africa,
and shares borders with Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia.
It's considered a favourable location, the US, Japan and France
also have military bases there, because it sits near one
of the world's busiest shipping routes on the Suez Canal.
It's also seen as a stable country in an volatile region.
The military is far from the limit of China's ambitions.
Next let's go to Almaty in Kazakhstan.
We've covered China's plans to create a new silk
The BBC's China Editor Carrie Gracie is travelling along all 11,000km
For two centuries, Central Asia was Russia's backyard.
Kazakhstan got its independence when the Soviet Union collapsed.
But Russian remained the language of business - until now.
This is China's new Silk Road in action.
The economy slowing back home, state construction companies
Master builder Xu Xiwen, delivering a cutting-edge urban railway.
TRANSLATION: China's advanced technology is bringing convenience
and more comfort and safety to travellers in Kazakhstan.
If this project goes well, it will serve as a model for others.
China says its plans are for the benefit of all.
But most jobs here will go to Chinese workers, and the loan
It's not just building across Central Asia,
China is buying into banks and oil fields too.
In one village, a kindergarten has become a hostel for Chinese workers.
Ardak Kubasheva complains of pollution, and jobs
TRANSLATION: The Chinese have done nothing.
There's a huge oil industry here, but no jobs or facilities
We want to live decently, so that we won't be
Government intimidation makes many Kazakhs cautious on camera.
But, privately, several accused Chinese companies
China says its presence abroad is a win-win,
a win for China and a win for the people in its path.
They say their oil wealth is going elsewhere and that that
"win-win" means China wins once, and then China wins again.
Back at Almaty's Zenkov Cathedral, Dosym Satpaev says the nations
of Central Asia are like billiard balls in a game between the big
China, I believe it will be like some threat
Because for China, Kazakhstan is not an equal partner.
For China, Kazakhstan only is like one of the players,
That game stretches far beyond these mountains.
But already it's changing lives, shaping the destiny of young nations
A trillion-tonne iceberg has broken away from Antarctica.
MAP It's leaving the Larsen C iceshelf which is on the eastern
Scientists have been monitoring the crack
A Nasa satellite spotted the movement earlier.
This is the satellite image that was captured.
You can clearly see the ridge where the ice broke away.
It's one of the biggest icebergs ever recorded,
it weighs a trillion tonnes and is about 6000 square
kilometres - almost four times the size of London,
Year getting the idea where it is broken, seemed a crack in a
satellite images. Standing more in the water them below. The other way
round. About 30 metres above the surface. Top three, four, five in
the satellite era. Back in the 1950s, the US Navy spotted one they
thought or something like 35,000 square kilometres. The size of
Belgium. No satellites to confirm it. Other places have been warming
melting quite rapidly. We don't think in this instance it is the
case. Probably what the ice stars. This is what we're seeing.
Sam says I don't understand net neutrality. Add to this report on
the BBC website. It explains