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the heat but by Tuesday, things turning just a little fresher. We

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keep the cloud into the far north-west.

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Frustration and anger following the tower block

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fire in west London - as crowds gathered to add their

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The British Prime Minister - already criticised for her

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response - visits some of the injured in hospital.

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She's announced a six million dollar fund to help the victims.

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What we need to do is to ensure that immediately people have the support

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that they need in order to deal with what is an horrific

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and terrible circumstance that people are in.

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Also ahead - "Terrible and misguided."

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President Trump's view on the previous

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He's signed an order to revoke the agreement set

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Effective immediately, I am cancelling the last administration

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completely one-sided deal with Cuba. And he's one of the political giants

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of modern European history. Germany's longest-serving

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Chancellor, Helmut Kohl, Could Ronaldo be

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getting rid of Real? The BBC learns he's so upset

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at being accused of tax fraud, Hello and welcome

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to World News Today. Police say that at least 30 people

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are now confirmed to have died in the fire that engulfed

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Grenfell Tower in west London. The BBC understands that the TOTAL

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number of people who are dead But the BBC understands that many

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more people are missing. There is growing anger at the way

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the authorities have dealt with the aftermath of the fire -

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earlier around 500 protestors Some protestors then moved

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to the centre of London, and staged a sit-in at Oxford Circus,

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in the heart of London's West End, and just a few hundred

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metres from this building. With the story of a day that people

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in West London who were affected by the tower block fire began

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to express their anger, A crowd storms Kensington Town Hall,

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demanding action. I understand that the response

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we get from the council They want to hear from the local

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authority officials How could this tragedy have

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happened on this scale, We are sent from

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hospital to hospital. Why is there not community

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help for family members? Why do we have to look for

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information? Today, again, in the shadow

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of Grenfell Tower, It is an overwhelming community

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tragedy with an overwhelming We get all the missing

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people on the same window. A continuing grassroots

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mobilisation, doing But the Queen and Prince William

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left in no doubt of the agony Rescue crews are still making

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their way through the building. It is hard to imagine

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a more challenging task. It is why the official death toll

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remains so much lower than what the people here expect,

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and what they fear. The building itself

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is in a very hazardous state. It is going to take a period of time

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for our specialists, both from the police

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and the London Fire Brigade, to fully search the building,

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to make sure we locate and recover everybody that has sadly

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perished in that fire. We will be doing that as swiftly

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as we can, absolutely. With all of that comes frustration

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and the sense among many that more help is needed

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at the official level. There is a woman on the train who

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goes past and she sees body bags. OK, even if you can't

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identify them, don't lie. Say, we have this many

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bodies unidentified. Because there are people

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out here looking for The investigations, inquests

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and enquiries will take months, perhaps years to complete

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but the people here believe they already have a fundamental

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understanding of this tragedy, that the fire swept

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through the building at breathtaking pace,

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and that so many people from this Away from the crowds,

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it is now three days on. The fire is out and

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London rumbles on. Grenfell Tower, 127 homes,

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stands monument now to the lives, Jeremy Cooke, BBC News,

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North Kensington. The British Prime Minister Theresa

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May has offered a ?5 million relief A short while ago she spoke

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to my colleague Emily Maitliss and insisted the government

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was doing everything it could. We are committed to rehousing

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people. Some people may want to go to another borough where they have

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support. But we went to make sure that within three weeks were people

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will be rehoused and they have a home to goes to. Do you except that

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you misread the mood, the anger, you didn't meet residents are resented

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that? This was a terrible tragedy that took place. People have lost

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their lives and others have lost everything. All their possessions,

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their home, and everything. What we are doing is putting in place the

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support that would help them. That it is a

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-- terrible tragedy. I have heard reports from the fire brigade, the

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police and the victims in the tower themselves. But also from other

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residents, some of them have not been able to go back to their homes

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either. What was the response? What I am now absolutely focused on is

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ensuring they get that support on the ground. The government is making

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money available, we are ensuring we will get to the bottom of what has

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happened. We will ensure people are rehoused, but we need to make sure

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that that actually happens. My colleague Ian Watson joins us

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from London. What did Theresa May say? She didn't answer that

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directly, she talked about the practical thing she was doing. She

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did say in the interview that this was a terrible tragedy and we all

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affected but people weren't just for practical messages, they were

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looking for empathy. She said the priority was to meet the emergency

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services as she did yesterday in a private meeting, nonetheless he did

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not meet the residents directly, that I think aloud a gap for her

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opponents to suggest she was lacking in sympathy for some of the

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resident. She was not listening to the concerns. And by the time she

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did meet the residents outside the church where she met some victims

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and the victims two families, she was met with cries of coward and

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shame on you. For a Prime Minister have just come out of a election

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with a reduced number of MPs in Parliament, would a week in hand, if

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you like, it wasn't desperately helpful to have the past 24 hours

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focusing on her again her character, her ability to keep in step with the

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mood of the country, not necessarily the inability to deal quickly with a

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totally. We have -- with a tragedy. We have seen the anger of people we

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-- who want answers. It will be such a difficult process in getting the

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information they need? Dart things here. What Mrs May was trying to do

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was trying to start the process of finding the truth. There will be a

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public enquiry led by the judiciary, an independent enquiry into what

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happened. In terms of references for that enquiry, not yet drawn up, can

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be interest to limit the influence by the tenants and residents of the

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area affected so they can have a say over what the enquiry should look

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at. But they want answers now about their last relatives, feared dead.

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They want how many people have died, answers on how quickly and where

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there might be rehoused. She suggested the local area, they were

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worried they might be moved out of the area and the community. Those

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are pressing questions, they say they have not been answered. There

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is a great deal of anger and frustration spilling over, this is

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getting a bit wider now. There are demonstrations going past ten

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Downing St, to Oxford Street, the main shopping street of London, the

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headquarters of the BBC. There's a feeling that something that had

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started as a desperate tragedy, there are now bigger questions about

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how people are treated in this country, the gap between rich and

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poor, a bigger political time is not just for the Prime Minister that all

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political parties in Britain. Ian Watson, thank you for the time

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being. That protest has now moved on. We'll have much more coverage of

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the West London tower block fire from 9:30pm local time, the viewers

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in the UK. President Trump has announced that

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he's cancelling what he's called his predecessor's one-sided

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deal with Cuba. At a ceremony with the

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Cuban-American community in Miami, he signed what he described

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as a commitment to strengthen the policy

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of the United States towards Cuba. He said that easing restrictions

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on travel and trade only enriched the Cuban regime and did not

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help the Cuban people. The profits from investment and

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tourism flow directly to the military. The regime takes the money

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and owns the industry. The outcome of last administration's executive

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action has been owned the more profession and a move -- more

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repression and a move to crush the peaceful democratic movement. So

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effective immediately, I am cancelling the last administration's

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completely one-sided deal with Cuba. President from speaking to some of

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the Cuban-American community in Miami. We spoke to will grant in

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Havana. That is what stood out to me, we knew he would break with the

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Obama policy, reimposing restrictions that have been eased by

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his predecessor. But it was just the degree to which he ramped up the

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rhetoric that stood out to us in Cuba. This was speaking about the

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government as a dictatorship, attacking the military as milking

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the tourism dollars that were coming into Cuba, it was heavy on human

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rights, he challenged keeper to lay out as he put it, a better deal.

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Despite all the noise, if you look at exactly what was said, he has not

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rolled back completely on the Obama era policies. Thus on certain

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elements. Specifically, to do with travel, and trade so that US

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companies can't work with the commercial wing of the Cuban

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military. But things still will continue as they were in terms of,

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for example, direct flights to Cuba from the United States. Don't go

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away, we will go to Washington now and Barbara Joyce us. We were

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expecting this but as we'll was saying, a stronger rhetoric than

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perhaps we have anticipated? President Trump had promised a

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certain constituency, Cuban-American hardliners in Miami, that he would

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do this. They are the minority, actually, in that community now,

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over time there has been much greater openness to a did

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it was to them he was speaking. He spoke to them in Miami. These are

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their views about the Castro regime. He was influenced by hardline

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Cuban-American lawmakers, especially Senator Marco Rubio. He went with

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that rhetoric, painting the regime and very black colours, making this

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very much a human rights issue, saying that the regime was

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oppressing people, destabilising the region, and that it was benefiting

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from the results of President Obama 's's detente and that they would

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change it in that way but we'll is right, the actual changes were not

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so much a rollback but tightening some of the money to the commercial

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element of the military. I think what we will be looking for is that

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tone that he has set, that line, how that will affect the relationship

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with the government, I think it probably signals a return to a much

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more adversarial type of relationship and that is going to

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distress a lot of people here, the business and tourism community, and

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lawmakers as well. Not just about that those on the Republican side of

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the who are pressing for this let's point those two will. From

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those who want a transparent process, political parties to be

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allowed, voting and free elections, that won't happen Willett? Not

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through these means, no. I don't think the Cuban government has ever

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responded well to those demands from Washington and it won't start now.

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He almost suggested the fact that President Raul Castro is stepping

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down next year was somehow related to this harder stance. But Mr Castro

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has made it clear he intended to step down for quite some time. In

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fact, if anything, human rights organisations are advising against

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taking this type of harder stance because they fear that it might

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strengthen the hand of hardliners within the Cuban Communist Party. So

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there is a lot of people pointing out some of the inconsistencies in

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this policy. For example, obliging US citizens to come to Cuba in

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organised groups. That means the chances are they would stay within

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state run hotels and not the private Centre, exactly the part of the

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economy that the Trump administration is trying to empower.

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There are a lot of people suggesting this is misguided but the

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administration is clear that the previous of nurses and midweek,

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rolled over for the Castro government, and that they will take

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a harder stance. -- the previous Administration was weak. We will

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keep the focus on Donald Trump because the president has once again

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taken to twitter. The president has taken to Twitter

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to confirm he's being investigated for obstruction of justice

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in connection with the firing He said: "I am being investigated

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for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me

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to fire the FBI Director!" Once again he called

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it a "Witch Hunt". He also insisted that "After seven

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months of investigations and committee hearings

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about my alleged collusion with the Russians, nobody has been

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able to show any proof." As a result, sources close to the US

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Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein, say he may have

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to recuse himself from the inquiry as he may now be

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a potential witness. Our correspondent in Washington,

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Rajini Vaidyanathan James Comey the former FBI director,

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testified before the Senate last week and remember, he was fired by

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President club at the beginning of May. He testified before the Senate

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but President Trump was not the subject of the investigation is into

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whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians. But of course, he

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only knew what was going on while he was in post. But then James Kelly

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was fired, and someone called Robert Mallo was taken over -- takeover of

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the investigation as special council. Now that Mr Muller has

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taken over. He has broadened the scope of the enquiry and is now

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investigating President Trump. But whether he is -- for whether he

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obstructed justice. He is now being investigated for his role in firing

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James Comey. Stay with us on BBC World News for

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lots to come, including sports News, the latest from the second round of

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the US open. There was a bomb in the city centre

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and AI Oblak codewords -- IRA codeword. Thus South African

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government has abolished the force registration act, which forcibly

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classified citizens according to race. Germany's parliament has voted

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by no majority to move this seat of government from Bonn to Berlin. It

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was greeted by a shot in Bonn. Just a day old and the Royal baby is now

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sleeping in his cot. He was taken to apartment to Kensington palace. The

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first Russian cosmonaut. -- woman cosmonaut.

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The former Chancellor of Germany, Helmut Kohl, who presided over

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the reunification of the west with the former communist

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The current Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has led the tributes,

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describng him as 'a great German and a great European.' From Berlin,

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His name rang out at a turning point in history.

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East Germans hailed him as a saver from communism, the Cold War was

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over. As a child, Helmut Kohl saw his country destroyed by World War

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II. It inspired or a lifelong ambition to unify Germany and

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Europe, and put an end to war. His Christian Democrat principles and

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his giant physique proved unstoppable. First he was the leader

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of Rhineland then leader of opposition in West Germany. And when

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Schmidt's government collapsed, the Cold War. He was mocked for his

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appetite and accent. His time might have run out were it not for a

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political earthquake. The fall of the Berlin Wall. Now Helmut Kohl

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with the history man, the reassuring with the history man, the reassuring

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figure who convinced the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to reunite

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Germany which would pose no threat. On the day of reunification, Helmut

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Kohl with the father of the nation. But in eastern Germany, the economy

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failed and brilliance lost their jobs. Helmut Kohl felt dearly. He

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had ignored the costs of unity and Germany paid the price. Helmut Kohl

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turned to his other big idea, reuniting Europe with the French

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president. Tap-in became the architect of the new European union,

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with its own currency. At the end, Kohl's ruthless attempts to cling to

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power led to his downfall. Then a corruption scandal. He admitted he

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flouted the law for years, taking secret donations which he said he

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passed on political friends, but the courts letting go three. His

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reputation never really recovered but his legacy is filled. In 2010,

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he joined the celebrations to mark 20 years of German reunification.

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The West and east are back together, and Helmut Kohl will always be

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remembered as the Chancellor of German unity.

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That did all the sports news. BBC sport understands that Christiano

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Ronaldo wants to leave Spain. After being accused of tax fraud. The

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contract is signed last year keeping him at Real Madrid for five years,

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includes a 1 billion year wrote release clause. The former rail

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Madrid president called a run, agrees he could make a shock exit.

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In that sense, I don't think it's going to be easy to change. He is a

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strong minded and gets what he wants. When I signed him, he was

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going to come the year before, he didn't because he committed to

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Manchester United. When he did for Real Madrid, he didn't change his

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mind. Despite that Barcelona were offering more. It's true. Let's hope

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that he's not so clear leaving Real Madrid. Let's get the latest on the

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second round of the US open goal. The American Rickie Fowler, leader

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after round one has picked up the shot, he is now eight under, one

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behind books his countrymen. -- copter, his countryman. There was a

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trouble but fixing the treble bogey earlier today. The world number two

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and three will miss the cut, Rory McIlroy and Jason Day finished six

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and ten over par respectively. To recap, Brooks Koepka now nine under

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par, a shot in front of Ricky Fowler. Andy Murray is trying to

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defend his title next week before aiming at his personal -- third

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Wimbledon title next month. Murray told BBC sport that his time at the

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top could soon be over. I know some of the players have been doing

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really well into the 30s recently, but that might not be the case with

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me. Maybe the next couple of years, the last few well I have the chance

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to compete for the majors and the biggest tournament. I want to make

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the most of them. Staying with tennis, Feliciano Lopez upset third

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seed Tomas Berdych. Top seeds Federal and dimmer jobs were knocked

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out in the second round and it took the Spaniards two hours and seven

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minutes to get to the number six seed, Mischa Zverev. No problems for

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the fourth seed, he beat the Kohlschreiber in three sets. That's

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all the sports are now, back to you. Thank you, all the sports news

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there. We have a special programme focusing on the Grenfell Tower Fire

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next, so do stay with us next for that.

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