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smear campaign against the country. Apache sandwich and a night in a

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tent. Why punters a paid thousands of dollars each to attend this music

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Festival are not happy. It is seen as a vital marker for all

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US presidents. 100 days in office. And as Donald Trump

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reaches that milestone - tens of thousands of protesters

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are rallying in Washington and other US cities to express concern

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over climate change. -- Mr Trump has previously

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called it a hoax. This is Washington where crowds have

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been making their way to the White House to express

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their concern about climate change and the adminstration's plans

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to roll back measures to curb global If we don't take care of Earth, we

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don't have anything. We want our next generation to have this planet

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that has not been reported by corporations. In defence of our

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environment, for the climate, because we need to do it and we

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believe that. The president will not be marking

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his hundred days in Washington. He has been downplaying the importance

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of the marker. This is how Donald Trump assessed how he has been

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doing. Actually believe the first 100 days of my administration has

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been just about the most successful in our country's history. The most

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fundamental change can be found on the relationship between the people

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and their government. For too long, politicians cared more about special

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interest than they did very successful future for all Americans.

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The Doucoure taxpayers money and sent their jobs and wealth to other

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countries. Not any more. So what are Americans making of President Donald

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Trump? Was called to the state capital of Pennsylvania, where he is

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spending part of the day at a campaign still rally, taking place

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in a few hours' time. Our correspondent is there. Protest

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outside the White House, but you are there with supporters. What are

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people across America meeting of Donald Trump's first 100 days?

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Welcome to the swing state of Pennsylvania. This state was crucial

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for Donald Trump to try to win the White House and she turned

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Republican. If you asked me what people think, these are trump

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supporters. They've been here since the early morning train to get to

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the front of this rally. What do you think of his hundred days?

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Fantastic. What are his main accomplishments? Just getting things

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started. Getting people talking. Thinking about what her future is

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going to be and he is there, he has got it, he is doing it. You've been

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waiting for him for a little while. What they want is your president?

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Just what happens then. He will tell us the same thing he has been

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telling others but it is working. He has people talking across the

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country. Some people can't handle it, but that is on them. The rest of

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the country, they are for it. Thank you very much. Just to give

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you an idea of how big the queue is, it stretches around the building.

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Donald Trump has signed a 29 executive orders but he is yet to

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have a major legislative one. He has managed to get a Supreme Court peck

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through, which was an extremely difficult thing to do. People here,

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obviously, think he is winning. I can speak to this woman who I spoke

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to an earlier. You have been in this queue, when it comes to Donald

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Trump, she doesn't have many legislative ones, so when it comes

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to it, do you think he's doing OK as a president? I think he's doing

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better than OK. There are a number of people out there who feel that he

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hasn't had the legislative wing -- ones, that he has perhaps not got

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Obama care repealed or replaced, that his travel ban is stuck. What

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do you think? I think he has a choke hold on him. It's hardly the success

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of something in business when you have summoned people at you. It is

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hard to get things done. He has a lot of good people watch them and he

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is trying to implement what he promised. But it's quite hard to do

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when you have people per win knew in opposite directions. Even our own

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party has a tendency to do a little pilling but once we get past that, I

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think we will be great. There are rallies taking place outside the

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White House so as well as his supporters, he has his critics. One

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thing everyone agrees on, Donald Trump campaigned as being an

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unconventional president and campaigner, and that, I think, in

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the first 100 days is what many the first 100 days is what many

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people will say she has proved to be.

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What's more about the first hundred days on a website, including the

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squares we can test your knowledge. The President of the European

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Commission has warned that many people in Britain

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are underestimating Jean-Claude Yuncker

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was speaking after EU leaders, meeting in Brussels,

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unanimously agreed their negotiating position on Britain's

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departure from the union. From Brussels Damian

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Grammaticas reports. At the heart of the EU today,

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European leaders, 27 of them, now We all want a close and strong

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future relationship with There is absolutely

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no question about it. But before discussing

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the future, we had to Michel Barnier, is the man

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entrusted with the Everything ready

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for the negotiation? EU leaders are worried

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about what Angela Merkel His concerns are shared

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by EU leaders too. What EU leaders are most worried

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about is what Angela Merkel has called "illusions" on the British

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side about what can be achieved This process today is

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about injecting a bit It took the 27 just minutes to sign

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off on their negotiating guidelines. They are clear Brexit

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talks will be in phases. Stage one, the UK must

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satisfy their demands on exit terms. What illusions do you think

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some of the UK harbour? TRANSLATION: Sometimes,

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I have the impression that some in Britain,

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I don't mean the government, do not understand the process we have set,

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a phased negotiation. This gives me the opportunity to say

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again, there is no conspiracy, Theresa May's desire to talk

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about a future trade deal early First, the EU want to agree

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a guarantee of citizen's rights. Meaning the rights to live,

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work and study now enjoyed by 4 million people,

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EU citizens in the UK, Meaning the UK must agree to pay

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all its portion of EU And solutions to avoid new border

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controls between north And the EU side believe even

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agreeing the first item on their list, citizens' rights,

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won't be straightforward. Jean-Claude Juncker says the EU

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is ready to give guarantees We have already prepared a text

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which could be adopted immediately if our British friends were ready

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to sign it like that. Money could be another before any

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talk about trade deals will start. Tens of thousands of protesters

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in US cities over climate change. And we'll be speaking to Damian live

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a little later in the programme. Donald Trump has accused North Korea

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of 'disrespecting' China, after it test-fired

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a second ballistic missile. The test was launched hours

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after the American Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called

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for a tougher international approach at the United

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Nations Security Council. Meanwhile, an American

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aircraft carrier - the USS Carl Vinson -

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has reportedly arrived in the region after it was sent

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to the Korean peninsula as part After Saturday's failed launch,

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the Japanese government condemned the test and said it had lodged

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a strong protest with North Korea It is a story that has world leaders

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across the world worried, we have with us who someone

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who used to be one. Kevin Rudd is the former

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Prime Minister of Australia and now is the president of the Asia Society

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policy institute in What do you think

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about Trump's policy? I think the President's strategy has

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one objective at the stage and that is to apply maximum pressure on

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China. Because of North Korea's international, financial and energy

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dependency on the People's Republic of China, what President Trump is

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seeking to do, based on those discussions, is to keep that

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pressure on, in the hope that Beijing can actually bring about,

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through political pressure, the change in Norse kiddie behaviour. --

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North Korean behaviour. Will this work? This has not been tried with

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this focus before. China has been reluctant to deploy this level of

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diplomatic lavage in the past, not just because of historical

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relationship reasons with Norse code here, going back to the Korean War

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half a century ago, but because China is often plain about the fact

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that it does not want to see a conflagration on the peninsula, it

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does not want to see the collapse of the regime and it does not want to

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see any American troops landing on what was then be a vacated territory

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in the north. This is a complicated and multilayered situation. What

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centres there at that China is going to play ball? We don't know. There

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are divided opinions in Beijing on this question and frankly for any

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government this would be a hard call. On the one hand, they don't

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want nuclear power operation on the Korean peninsula and they don't want

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Cisco gear or Japan declaring -- developing their own deterrent. On

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the other hand, they have deep caution about the great unknowns

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which all from putting pressure on Zhong Yang. You see the regime of

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Kim Jong in the fall or do you see him fall and replaced with someone

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they are even less familiar with? This is the debate at present and

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that is why politics within China and diplomacy is important for the

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United States. As a former Prime Minister, someone who has been in on

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the strategies of getting North Korea to the table, what do you

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think you should be done to bring in North Korea to be more compromising

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in this situation? I think there are two things. We have just discussed

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one of them, which is seeking to work with our Chinese friends to

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substantially up the level of each which is currently being deployed

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against North Korea by Beijing. The second thing is this. The next big

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hurdle and this tense situation on the Korean peninsula will come with

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the President -- the next election or of the president of South Korea.

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That is just a week away. Historically, the North behaved

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badly on such occasions. They did so several years ago and did it five

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years before that. So, if the diplomatic message can be kept --

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got through, to say that it is time not to do what you normally do when

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there is collection, which could fire for another battery of

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missiles, instead, how about a separate meeting with the incoming

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president in some third-party location? Thank you very much for

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being with us. Nothing, it seems was able to

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withstand the tornado. Internationally, there have already

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been protests. Sweden says it received no warning of the accident

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and the Russians denied anything had gone wrong. Only when radioactivity

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levels began to increase outside Russia will be forced to admit the

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accident. The mood here is of great

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celebration. At the end of a 12 year war for them. They've taken the

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capital for which they have been fighting so long.

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It was 7am, the day when power began to pass from the minority to the

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majority, when Africa reclaim its last great colony.

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Protests over climate change. European leaders have taken just

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four minutes to unanimously approve a negotiation strategy for Britain's

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withdrawal from DEQ. More and that story, our European correspondent is

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in Brussels. What message did Europeans -- European leaders sent

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today? One clear message they wanted to

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send is that they are united. It took them four minutes to agree

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this. That is something they wanted to flag up. They walked in for their

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meeting, instantly signed off on this negotiating position. There was

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now debate, no discussion, no disagreement. They had prepared it

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and they want the UK to know that the 27 other EU countries, the

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remaining countries, are all united around this one set of guidelines,

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this one position. The second thing they want the UK to lawyers that

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they have various requirements that will have to be met as they go

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through the negotiation. Those are the red lines and that is what they

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expect. One of those red lines will be go

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for spell. How much acrimony could this week to between EU leaders and

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the United Kingdom? It could lead to an oral -- an

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enormous amount. There are fears it could lead to a breakdown of the

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entire talks and the whole separation process. One thing they

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are very sensitive about already here is the way this is presented in

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the UK. You mentioned it as a divorce bill, due say it is not bad.

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This is the financial obligations of the EU and the UK that they have

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entered into as a member of the EU. Projects that signed off on an a

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multi-year budget that stretches up to 2020, which has already agreed

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and approved. There are farmers, scientists, programmes leading the

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UK that are expecting those payments and the save the UK has the shall I

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will honour that obligation before they can move on to discussions

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about something like a trade deal. That is something that they want to

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focus on. What about the other priorities for the EU leaders in

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Brussels? The first priority for them, before

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money, what matters to them even more people. There the point of the

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lives of 4.5 million people who have moved there in the EU, taking

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advantage of the rates they have as members of the EU, that is European

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citizens to the UK, UK citizens elsewhere in the EU, with jobs,

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studies, homes, families, access to pensions and social security rates,

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all that. What will happen to them when the UK reads? The EU said what

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this set of very quickly and all those rates to be guaranteed for a

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lifetime, into the future. That is the first priority and the something

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be absolutely want to nail down. Turkey has blocked access

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to one of the world's most visited websites -

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Wikipedia. Anyone trying to access

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Wikipedia from inside Turkey The government said Wikipedia

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was attempting to run a "smear campaign" against Turkey with some

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of the pages on the website suggesting Ankara was co-operating

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with militant groups. President Erdogan's government also

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dismissed 4,000 public officials today in the latest in a string

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of purges following last year's I've been speaking to Alp Toker,

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from the group Turkey Blocks, which monitors internet

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shutdowns in Turkey. It's a widespread clock which is

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affecting the whole country. This looks like it will be in for the

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long haul. Why do you think Wikipedia has been blocked now? It

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is unprecedented that such a large, International site like this has

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been blocked. We are used to social media blocking, but this is slightly

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different and this is different because Wikipedia as a platform for

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others as well. People use it to present a Turkish point of view. The

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figures walked in Turkey, that means that Turkey -- Turkish people cannot

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edit it. It's almost heading over editorial policy to other countries.

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It's a policy that could backfire. We have heard government officials

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have been dismissed and popular dating shows have been banned. What

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justification is the government using? That is part of the fact, a

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response against the coup. A lot of people support this. They see a huge

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fit in the country and the Internet censorship is part of that crackdown

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and seen as a necessary measure. It seems like a lot of innocent people

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are being caught up. It has affected the online culture a lot. We have

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been tracking this. And Jimmy Wales the founder

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of Wikipedia has tweeted Access to information

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is a fundamental human right. Turkish people, I will always stand

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with you to fight for this right. And now an update on a story we've

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reported on a few days about two trekkers from Taiwan who were found

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in the Himalayas about seven weeks A high-altitude search and rescue

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team found them in a canyon After being rescued a few days

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ago, doctors are now Here's the latest from

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the BBC's Rahul Joglekar. I am sorry that everybody had to be

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concerned about me. In the future, I will be more careful. I am looking

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forward to going back to Taiwan. He survived the initially on potatoes

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and noodles. Then, the ace for days. She has been taking good food. She

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is happy. A lot of discussions with the nurses and doctors and from

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today, he also started walking. They had come to Nepal to conquer the

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treacherous peaks of the Himalayas. Now only one of them will return to

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Taiwan after a throw -- miraculous rescue.

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It was advertised as the ultimate in luxury -

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but a new festival in the Bahamas imploded on the day

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Festival-goers were promised a 'once in a lifetime experience' of art,

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food and music, but instead found tents for accommodation,

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sandwiches for food, and the headline act cancelled>.

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Tickets cost up to $12,000. It was heavily promoted on social media but

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ended up creating a vital part of a different kind. The headline act

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ruled out. Festivalgoers arrived on Friday to find utilitarian white

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tents, accommodation that some described as like a refugee camp. On

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the menu, cheese sandwiches instead of gourmet cuisine. Organisers

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postponed the event and cancelled an altogether sting that their team was

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overwhelmed. That led to the chaotic scenes at the airport as people try

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to get off the island. Many turn to social media to vent their

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frustrations. The described the event as a complete disaster. The

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festival organiser took to Twitter to apologise. He said he was

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heartbroken and the event was not a scam. Organisers have promised a

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full refund to festivalgoers and of looking ahead to next year,

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promising to be able wet -- a bit less ambitious. Recovering from seen

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that this will take one ambitious PR strategy.

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Britain's Anthony Joshua takes on Ukraine's Wladimir Klitschko

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in a heavyweight unification fight in London in less

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The IBF and WBA titles are on offer with a massive crowd

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of 90-thousand people packing out Wembley stadium.

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