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A warning from Germany's chancellor following a tense G7 summit -

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she says Europe can no longer fully rely on other nations.

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British Airways resumes some flights after a massive computer failure -

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but delays continue and thousands of passengers remain stranded.

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We've been in the line for about five hours now.

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We've no idea how long we're going to be here and

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we are getting no communication from the staff.

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Less than a week after the devastating terror

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attack in Manchester, thousands turn out for

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And that first handshake between Trump and Macron, the French

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President says his bone-crushing technique is no innocent gesture. We

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will find out more later. Hello and welcome

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to World News Today. The German Chancellor Angela Merkel

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has called for European unity in the face of Brexit

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and the election of Donald Trump. Speaking at an election rally

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in Munich in Southern Germany, she said the events of the past few

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days had shown that the Europeans could not necessarily

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rely on other nations. TRANSLATION: We Europeans must

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really take our fate Of course, in friendship

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with the United States of America, in friendship with Great Britain

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and as good neighbours, wherever that is possible also

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with other countries, But we have to know that we must

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fight for our own future on our own, And that's what I want to do,

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together with you. Her comments follow the G7's failure

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to commit to the 2015 Earlier the German leader described

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the talks as "six against one", calling the summit in Sicily very

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difficult and very unsatisfactory. Instead she described

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the relationship between Berlin and new French President Emmanuel Macron

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as a priority. We can talk to Damian McGuinness in

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Berlin. He seemed dramatic remarks for Angela Merkel? They were pretty

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forthright comments. There are a couple of things going on here. On

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the one hand, the European Union feels a certain amount of anxiety

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about Brexit. That was a big blow to the EU when the referendum took

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place last year. Also, Donald Trump is a leader that European leaders

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find quite difficult to deal with. We saw this at the G7. By the end of

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the weekend, there was still no agreement over the Paris climate

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accord. Donald Trump is still not clear about whether he's going to

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sign up to that or not. In the face of those challenges, what Angela

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Merkel seems to be saying is that this is the time where the EU can

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pull together. Partly because there is a sad note of optimism in the EU.

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One being that growth is returning to the eurozone. The other is that

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Emmanuel Macron is the new President in France and is very much a leader

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that Angela Merkel can deal with. They have similar values when it

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comes to free trade and border controls, and when it comes to the

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liberal values and the wider sense of the term. Angela Merkel feels she

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can work together with Paris. She is also politically strong. She looks

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like she's going to win a fourth term in September. If you have this

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jewel Franco German motor back on the road again, that is good news

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for Europhiles and people that support the EU. Has there been any

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reaction to the comments yet? There was a certain amount of astonishment

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that they were so direct. It's quite unusual for her to speak in such a

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direct manner. She was very passionate when she was speaking at

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this beer tent. It also has to be borne in mind that we are entering

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the pre-election season. Toy said an extent, the comments were aimed at

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German voters. -- to a certain extent. She was setting herself up

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as somebody who would stand up to Donald Trump, who is not popular in

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Germany. To a certain extent, she's thinking it is going to win his

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votes. Also, it is about boosting defence spending in Germany. That is

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another thing she is keen on pushing for to get the spending on defence

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up to 2%. All of this is about her pushing her domestic agenda and

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saying that the EU needs to be stronger and stand on its own feet.

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With me is Thomas Kielinger, a German journalist

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He is the London correspondent for Die Welt, which is

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Thank you very much for coming in. I am just reading one of your

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colleagues, Jeremy Cliff of the Economist, saying that her comments

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were recorded for a full minute, it is worth bearing in mind the

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context. It is always good in Germany to be speaking on behalf of

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European Union becoming more strong. That is the basic creed of hers and

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most Germans. If you think it is helpful for the German public to

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hear her say these things, I think she is grievously mistaken. To cast

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aspersions on the security link that we have with Britain and the United

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States, this point in time, when there is enough criticism to be had

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about the American President, some unhappiness in Germany about Brexit,

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fair enough. But you should not, as leader of a friendly government,

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speak in such doubtful language about essential links. Obama seemed

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to see her very much as the leader of Europe. They had a very strong

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relationship. Trump, very different from the outset. There was that

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first visit of hers to the US. If there is any kind of rift, what does

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it mean between Germany and the US? We are all very unhappy about

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President Trump. But the nature of the strategic relationship

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transcends any present government or any President of the United States

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that we might be facing. But it does depend on trust and personal

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relations? But you can't they say it and make it look like it is almost

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over. Trump is still a work in progress. We still have to hope for

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better days yet. He still may be able to learn and his advisers might

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tell him. The language he uses is, for as commentators and others that

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are saying these things, it is not for her as a head of government. Who

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is she replacing the relationship with Britain and America with?

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France? Very good, we should have good relations, improving relations

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with France. But this is early days. Again, we have to see what Macron is

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going to do. She is throwing the baby out with the bath water. In

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terms of Brexit, some who were hoping for a soft Brexit, they are

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wondering if there is any chance, post-German election later this

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year, of some sort of reform within the EU? That is the $100 million

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question, if the EU will be able to reform itself. To keep the UK in?

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Yes, keep a friendly relationship with Britain. We know that she is

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unhappy about Brexit, lots of people are. Probably the majority of

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Germans don't want to see Britain leave. That is not to say the world

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is going to collapse around our years. Britain is deeply embedded in

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the security architecture of Europe. She is a reliable member of Nato. To

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cast aspersions about this special link, simply because Brexit is going

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to happen, strong or weak, is not for her to say. I think she will

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live to regret having said it, I am sure. Interesting to talk to you.

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Thank you very much for coming in. British Airways is warning

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of further disruption for passengers as it tries to return to normal

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at Britain's biggest airport. A major IT failure on Saturday saw

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all flights cancelled and thousands of passengers around

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the world stranded. The airline says it's now running

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a near-normal service from Gatwick airport just south of London -

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but at Heathrow, there are still big delays,

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especially on short-haul flights. Our business correspondent Joe Lynam

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has the latest from Heathrow. For some BA customers, it's been

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a long, uncomfortable night. Bleary passengers this morning,

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still hoping to catch their plane. Even free bottles of water

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at Terminal 5 failed It's a lot of moving

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around, standing in lines I think it's too big and they don't

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know what to do with it and it seems We've been in the line

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for about five hours and we have no idea how much longer we will be

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here and we're getting no Sarah Booth and her family should be

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on holiday in Budapest but instead she is stuck having lunch

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at a pub near Heathrow. She was told by BA to come

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to the airport, only to find We only travelled based

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on the fact our fight was still running and we had been

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told by BA to make sure all flights were running,

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before we left home and we did that. Malvern in Worcestershire

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and my sister and her family have Now they're probably

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going on holiday in the UK instead. We had really been looking

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forward to it because we do But it's not as bad as it could have

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been because other people probably BA passengers in Rome have been

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told it might be Tuesday Some travelled by train from Naples,

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after spending hours on a plane there yesterday

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which never took off. We've been booked on a flight

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from here to Barcelona, and Barcelona to London

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but the Barcelona fight has been delayed an hour and so we have 30

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minutes to get the connecting flight in the hope we get back

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to London tonight. Otherwise we have got

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to wait two days. As thousands of people wait

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in a packed Heathrow, dozens of flights have

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already been cancelled. And many more will not depart

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as the airline struggles to reset its global network

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after a major power failure. Some passengers have been

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told their flight is cancelled online and then get the exact

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opposite message when they call This problem looks set to persist

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for far more than just a few hours. Anti-terror police have been

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carrying out more raids in Manchester in the last few hours,

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following Monday's bombing The victims of the attack have been

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remembered in church services across the city,

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while thousands of runners have been taking part

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in the Great Manchester Run. In the centre of Manchester, people

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ran in remembrance and in defiance. Holding this race in the streets

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just days after an attack here was in itself sending

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an important message. We're here to run for Manchester

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and to show that we're not scared This simple act of gathering

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together after a bombing that left so many families grieving expressed

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a sentiment that only a few could Do something to say

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we need to hate less. Do something through

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courage and through pain. Do something for someone

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that you care for. Do something to help

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out with the cost. Do something for someone

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that you're there for. Do something for someone

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that you've lost. Yet this attempt to return

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to normality exposed what has become at least for the moment

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the new normal. Armed officers and extra security

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are now an obvious presence, here to offer reassurance,

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but they're also a reminder of what happened in Manchester

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less than a week ago. Yes, I was a bit nervous,

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I'm here with my husband. If anything else could have

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happened, you know.... I've got children at home,

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so I did think twice, People paid their respects

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all along the race route. And at services nearby

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in Manchester Cathedral. Today we remember Megan Hurley,

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Elaine McIver, Courtney Boyle, There, the names of each one

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of the 22 people killed On shirt after shirt,

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people wore yellow ribbons to show solidarity and sympathy

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for their families. We weren't going to come today

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but we thought we're not We're going to come

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and have a great day Lay some flowers.

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The kids are going to have fun. Trying to move on in Manchester does

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not mean forgetting. And this is a city still in need

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of support and reassurance. there is much more ahead. We are

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joined by a body-line which expert to find out more about that

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handshake between President Trump and his new French counterpart,

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President Macron. In the biggest international

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sporting spectacle ever seen, up to 30 million people have taken

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part in sponsored athletics events The first of what the makers

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of Star Wars hope will be thousands Taunting, which led to scuffles,

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scuffles to fighting, fighting to full-scale riot

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as the Liverpool fans broke out of their area,

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and into the Juventus enclosure. The whole world will mourn

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the tragic death of Mr Nehru today. He was the father of the Indian

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people on the day of independence. The Oprah Winfrey show comes

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to an end after 25 years The chat show has made her one

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of the richest people on the planet. Geri Halliwell, otherwise

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known as Ginger Spice, has announced she's left the Spice

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Girls. She's the one with the bounce,

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to go, the girl power. Standing alone, Europeans can no

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longer fully rely on other nations. The warning from Angela Merkel

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follows a tense G7 summit. And a second day of chaos riles British

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Airways passengers after a major computer failure on Saturday.

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The French president Emmanuel Macron has admitted that a much

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talked-about ultra-firm handshake with President Donald Trump

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at the NATO summit in Brussels on Thursday was not

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Mr Macron said in a newspaper interview he wanted to show that

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France would not make little concessions, even symbolic ones.

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Judy James is a body language expert and author

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of The Body Language Bible, who regularly teaches

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Let's have a look at the handshake between Macron and Trump. Mr Macron

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holds on, it seems, for longer than necessary. If you just watch very

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carefully. What do you think is going on? You can see the term

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camped over the top. He has his hand and he can't get away. His fingers

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try to slide out. He also has the eye contact, so Trump asked to look

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away first. Power posturing politics, in the crudest form. Which

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Macron has admitted? EU yes, sad, but amusing to watch. Macron and his

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team know the power of the image. We have seen them at the Nato summit.

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Macron, scene to go to Angela Merkel to greet her in a group, rather than

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President Trump? That is the equivalent of shaking hands and

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going like that at the last minute. You think I am going to you, I am

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going to make you wait. This is alpha behaviour. You get the

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original alpha male, the toughest character, and the young

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whippersnappers. We are watching the great handshake when he moves over

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to him. These younger guns that we have seen, Justin Trudeau in Canada,

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almost parodying the Trump gritting. We saw the Canadian leader meeting

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him in February. What is he doing? I think he had seen that Trump does

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this famous grabbing and yanking handshake. He got out of the car, he

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got very close, so there was no room for manoeuvre. He does what is

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called a power Pat, looking like the senior politician. I think he was

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watching him, like a footballer watches a fellow footballer. It is

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difficult, you never know which one he is going to pull out of the bag.

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We can see Macron and Trudeau, some funny images on their Twitter feeds

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of them in this gorgeous part of the WorldCom in Sicily, having a bit of

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a bromance. Even between the two of them, the one that gesticulates the

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first it looks the more powerful. Trudeau is beating Macron. There is

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even fighting between the young whipper snappers. I would love to

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hear their side of the story. We also want to look at a famous image

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of Mr Trump pushing past the Prime Minister of Montenegro. Do you think

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that was deliberate? Do you think you just didn't care? You must have

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no cameras were trained on him. I think this is in his DNA. He feels

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he has to fight for the space and power. We know he is the boss, but

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he still had to slap the guy on the arm, push him out of the way. What I

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love after this, you does this pruning. I have won again. His chin

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goes up, he buttons up his jacket. It is quite sad that he doesn't seem

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to realise he has got the job. He still seems to think I have to prove

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that I am the boss everywhere. That must go back to some childhood

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upbringing. He grew up with very strong entrepreneurial father and

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grandfather. He feels he has to prove himself. He might be the boss

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in the White House, but he doesn't seem able to hold his wife's hand on

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all occasions. This is arriving in Israel. Tries to take his wife's

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hand and she flicks him away. She flicks. Couples usually do signs,

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tiny manoeuvres, to speak to each other. You would expect her to drop

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her hand. He puts his hand back, and flicks like a naughty boy. Who is

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the more dominant? We have felt sorry for her, but I think she is

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tougher than she thinks. Also in Italy, coming to meet the Pope? The

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hair was to important. He managed to hold Theresa May's hand? He grabbed

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it, she might have swatted him if she had known that is what was what

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got to do. It ended up looking like they were holding hands. The senior

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women on the political stage, and the men still, well, they... After

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it out. Thank you for coming in. I am trying to get my body language

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strong. Germany's Angelique Kerber became

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the first women's top seed to lose in the opening

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round of the French Open Makarova was a 6-2, 6-2 winner

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in one hour and 22 minutes and it leaves Kerber's number one status

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in the balance. Both Simona Halep and Karolina

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Pliskova have the chance to take top spot for the first time with good

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runs in Paris. Of course I am disappointed that the

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clay-court season was not so good. At the end, maybe it is good that it

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is over for me. I don't know, I think I will go back home, I will

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maybe do a few days rest, or a few more days. I don't know, I don't

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know what I will do now. For sure, I will think about what the best

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preparation is for grass now. Better news for Petra Kvitova,

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who won her first match back since being stabbed

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during a burglary at The 27-year-old Czech who's a two

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time Wimbledon Champion defeated It was a nice and really

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heart-warming welcome. My team was there, my family was there,

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everybody that helped me through the difficult times. I'm happy with the

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game, of course. It wasn't only about the game today.

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Sebastian Vettel has extended his lead in the Formula One

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drivers championship after winning the Monaco Grand Prix for Ferrari

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The German started behind his teammate Kimi Raikkonen

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on the front row of the grid, but was able to overtake

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during their only pit stops mid-way through the race.

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Vettel has finished first or second in every race so far this season

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and with nearest rival Lewis Hamilton coming home only

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Dutchman Tom Dumoulin has won the 100th edition of the Giro

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d'Italia overhauling all of his main rivals with a stunning ride

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He's the first from the country to win the race and it's his first

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Sitting in fourth place in the overall standings before

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the final 29.3 kilometres into Milan, Dumoulin was second

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fastest in the time trial with the three ahead of him

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His final margin of victory was 31 seconds over Nairo Quintana and 40

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ahead of last year's champion Vincenzo Nibali who

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It's really crazy. I cannot describe it with words. It's incredible. Such

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a nerve-racking day. I was super nervous from the beginning of the

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day. I needed to stay calm. I almost couldn't. But I did it. I had good

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legs and I just went for it. Sweden's Alex Noren has won

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the European Golf Tour's PGA Championship with a blistering

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course record 62 in the final He overturned a seven shot deficit

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to win his fifth European Tour title in 11 months finishing off

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with an eagle on the 18th to end up on 11 under par winning by two shots

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to pick up the first prize of more India have beaten New Zealand by 45

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runs after chasing down a revised target in their rain affected game

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at The Oval in South London. The match was warm up ahead

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of the ICC Champions Trophy which gets under way

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in England on Thursday. New Zealand were dismissed for just

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189 from their 50 overs. India easily reached their revised

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Duckworth Lewis target of 85. Fernando Alonso has dropped out with

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21 laps remaining, due to engine failure. Everything on the website.

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My children are going to be delighted with that Indian cricket

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victory. The Swedish satirical

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drama The Square has won the prestigious Palme d'Or,

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the top prize at the The film is inspired

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by the arts world and stars The Cannes jury president described

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The Square as a rich masterpiece that tackles what he called

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the horrific dictatorship That it from me. Thanks for staying

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