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A second undisclosed meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin

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The two leaders reportedly had an hour-long conversation

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at the G20 with only a Russian interpreter present.

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But the White House says the reaction is overblown.

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many are crossing into Brazil and unrest on the rise,

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which is now struggling to cope with the arrivals.

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Families are slipping on a floor of the gymnasium. More than 300. But

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with more arrivals every week some families are having to sleep

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outside. A zoo in the UK is joining the fight

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to save the northern white rhino. We'll show you what is being done

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before it's too late. Hello and welcome

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to World News Today. On the current political stage

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there is perhaps no relationship and Vladimir Putin -

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between Donald Trump which explains why their first face

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to face meeting at the G20 earlier they held another undisclosed

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meeting later that day. It happened just hours

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after their first encounter at When reports came out about it last

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night however the president Fake News story of secret dinner

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with Putin is "sick." All G20 leaders, and

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spouses, were invited by the Chancellor of Germany.

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Press knew! Well, yes, the fact the dinner

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happened was public but it's what transpired there

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which Ian Bremmer from the Eurasia Society described

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to the BBC earlier today. There was a three and a half hour

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long meeting, or dinner, not all of the seats were filled, and about

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halfway in, apparently, Donald Trump stands up, goes around a table, sits

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down next to Vladimir Putin with the Kremlin translator, nobody else

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there, everyone is watching and proceeds to have an incredibly

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convivial and engaged conversation for about one hour. It was remarked

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upon and thought quite unusual by several of the participants at this

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meeting, especially because he clearly wasn't doing that with

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anybody else at this dinner at any other point during the course of the

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jee 20. -- G20. And joining me now from Washington

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is veteran diplomat Thomas Pickering who formerly served as US Ambassador

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to Russia. The White House says the meeting was

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perfectly normal. In your years of experience, would you agree with

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that? I would think it is more normal than the press in the yes is

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allowing Mr Trump to convince us, but unusual in the sense that he

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used only do translation services of the Russian side and did,

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apparently, from that rather vivid and useful description, not spent

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time with others. I thought he was sitting next to perhaps the Japanese

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Prime Minister Abe, where he had a Japanese interpreter ready to serve

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him, but moving around is a very big New York habit even if it isn't,

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much, in diplomacy, and opportunities that heads of state

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have, often, to do what we would call stop bys is not so unusual that

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it doesn't happen at all. I would expect that, in some ways, this is a

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little bit overblown on back side, and on the blown on the side that

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the president didn't seem to have any help, there and one wonders

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whether the Russian interpreter will be a reliable reporter of all of

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this. That is the point that some are picking up on, there were no

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other US officials present at that meeting. Is it normal for other

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years of visuals to be at these meetings, whether it is a Secretary

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of State, or someone else? It is, but it is not absolutely required,

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and I can think of many occasions when at meetings at the White House

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the president but have a group meeting then a one-on-one, or a

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one-on-one first then a group meeting, often with an interpreter

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present but no one else, provides the US notes which is

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why the absence of an interpreter at this meeting does raise some

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questions about, was this a good way to do business, and with anybody

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else know exactly what was said on the US side, and when we get into

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that kind of chat that Sergei Lavrov and Rex Tillerson had, what they

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agreed to I didn't agree to on the question of pushing back on election

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intervention, all of which doesn't help in a relationship that is

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extremely important now and one that should be carefully worked at, to

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get it right. The US- Russian relationship has dangers in it and

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what we would call sort of amateurism and mistakes can

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certainly lead to more than just press anger, it can lead to things

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that are more seriously confrontation between these two

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countries. This is a relationship which needs to be carefully worked

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at matter what advice would you have to the White House about how they

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are approaching this? I would say that talking to Mr Bruton was a good

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idea at the jee 20 conference, they spent more time than was expected to

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be spent -- the G20. My advice is, for goodness' sake, let's have a

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period of time when these two meet and discuss the major elements of

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this relationship across the board. Secondly, the idea that doing no

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harm should be the first principle of repairing a relationship is very

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important. And thirdly, neither side should be saying things that worsen

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the relationship. Those should be kept for confidential

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communications. And fourthly, the relationship between these

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presidents needs to be bolstered by more frequent contacts between the

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Foreign Minister surrogate Alaba, do

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flesh out and strengthen whatever it is that they are working on that can

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make a contribution to, in fact, turning what has been described as

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the worst state of US - Russian relations into something that is

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hopefully a little better, as time goes on. Thank you for joining us on

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the programme. Now to the biggest domestic

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challenge in the US This week has been a rocky one

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for the Republican Party which had vowed to repeal and replace

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Obamacare. Right now the Senate doesn't look

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like it has the votes to do either. But that didn't stop

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the president from inviting all 52 Republican Senators

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to the White House for lunch. He told them they shouldn't leave

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town until action is taken and this

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is what he said should happen. We have no choice. We have to repeal

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and replace Obamacare. We can repeal it, but the best is repeal and

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replace, and let's get going. I intend to keep my promise and I know

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that you will, too. Joining me now is our North America

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reporter Anthony Zurcher. It is hard to keep track of what the

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president wants. One minute it is repeal, the next minute, repeal and

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the place. Where do you think things stand at the moment? We have come

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full circle in 48 hours. It began as repeal and replace. That is what

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Donald Trump has been urging for the past few months. When the replace

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Bill Villa Park it became repeal only. Then it became do nothing.

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Yesterday he was saying he would let Obamacare collapse on its own and

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the Democrats would come crawling to him to try to negotiate some sort of

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replacement plan. Now we are back to repeal and replace. But the key

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thing to watch is what the Republican senators are going to do.

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After Donald Trump gators lunchtime address, the planets have a straight

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up repeal bill next week at some point. That probably is going to

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fail, but the idea is to get this on the floor somehow, get people

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offering amendments and try to come up with some sort of plan on the

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floor of the Senate. That is a strange strategy. Like trying to

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build the parachute after you have already jumped off the bridge. I

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don't know if it is going to succeed. It might not even get to

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that point. The president needs to get his own senators on board. That

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was the purpose of this much. How successful do you think he's going

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to be, and broader Republican senators rally around him? Is that

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even a possibility? It is showing that is a challenge for him, to

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wrangle any sort of working majority in the Senate not just for health

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care but for anything significant he wants to do. If this all falls apart

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after the bill next week, they might rebut something that Republicans are

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more in line with, that they can agree on, like tax cuts, but to do

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that he would have to pass the budget first or 2018. That is

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difficult to do. Each major piece of legislation will require lots of

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work on the part of the president to try to build an operating coalition

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within his own party and, six months into his presidency, we have not

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seen any evidence yet that he is able to do that.

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from the authorities in Minneapolis is demanding answers

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after a police officer fatally shot a woman from Sydney on Saturday.

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Malcolm Turnbull has called the incident

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Justine Damond died from a single gunshot wound fired through

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At dawn in Sydney, hundreds gathered at the silent vigil.

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Mourners threw pink flowers into the ocean.

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It was Justine Damond's favourite colour.

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Across the globe in Minneapolis, friends

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and neighbours left flowers and tributes with a simple question

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- why did police shoot the 40-year-old yoga teacher?

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Australia's Prime Minister is one of those demanding answers

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to what he described as an inexplicable killing.

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How can a woman out on the street in her pyjamas seeking assistance

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Ms Damond had called police to report what she thought may have

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been a sexual assault in the alley behind her house.

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When she approached the police car, one of the officers, Mohamed Noor,

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who was sitting in the passenger seat, shot and killed her.

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It was possible he was startled by a loud noise, but as yet,

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he has declined to be interviewed by investigators.

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We do have more information now, though it is frustrating to have

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some of the picture but not all of it.

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We cannot compel Officer Noor to make a statement.

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Minnesota's bureau of criminal apprehension has taken charge

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of the investigation to work out what happened.

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It has already confirmed Ms Damond was unarmed.

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Why did Officer Noor draw and fire his gun?

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What happened from the time the officers arrived on the scene

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Why don't we have footage from body cameras?

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We all want answers to those questions.

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The Australian had relocated to the US to marry her

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The wedding would have been next month.

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Now, her friends and family are left to wonder how it came to this,

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how a woman described as kind-hearted and loving

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was killed by someone meant to protect her.

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French President Emmanuel Macron has been dealt a blow after the

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head of the country's armed forces tendered his resignation.

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It follows a very public row over cuts to France's defence budget.

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General Pierre de Villiers said he was no longer able to guarantee

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enough troops to ensure France's security.

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Let's speak to Nicholas Vinocur, politics reporter,

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Thank you for joining us. Firstly, why has he quit? He has quit because

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he wanted to make a protest against the president over this budget cut

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which we should say is a budget cut for 2017, the overall trajectory of

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military and defence spending is rising until 2025. This was a

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political challenge to the new president. And that is the way it is

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being taken today. A political challenge, you say. How politically

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damaging is this for Emmanuelle Macron? Certainly, on the day it

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doesn't look good. Although the opposition forces from the far right

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National Front to the far left, piled onto the president and accused

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him of forcing out what they call a military man with great integrity

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and a good reputation. So this is not a good day for president Macron,

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and when you take other sectors, professional sectors that are also

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starting to protest against budget cuts, it does put him in some

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difficulty. We should put this in some perspective. This is the first

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test of the President's authority, after a first three months in power

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which have been almost surreally positive for him. This is domestic

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issues coming back to bite. He's making a major cut to the French

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budget. It is not so surprising that there is going to be some turbulence

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in these first months, and there will be more. What does this say

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about his chances of pushing other parts of his policy agenda through?

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He says he's only new individual, three months in. We should keep an

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eye on the fundamentals here. Emmanuelle Macron was elected with a

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wide mandate to reform. He was explicit about not just that budget

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cuts but his plans to reform the Labour system, to reform the pension

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system, the unemployment benefit system. None of this was concealed

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or minimised during his campaign. So, voters know exactly what they

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will get. Secondly, he has a broad majority in Parliament. He doesn't

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need to enlist any support from other political groups to push

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through these reforms. And on the very difficult ones he is using

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executive decree, to push them through Parliament. What we are

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getting is commentary which could be damaging and could affect his

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popularity. It is having an affect on his popularity, which was very

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high, to some degree, but on the whole, the president will whether

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this. It is General Pierre de Villiers left. He was replaced

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within the day, within a few hours of his resignation. I would suggest

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that this episode is going to pass. It was a test for the president.

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But, by no means, as it knocked him out or really undermined his

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determination to push through the reforms. Thank you very much but

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joining us. -- for joining us. For the first time the BBC has

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published the salaries of its highest paid employees,

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who are earning more than ?150,000 -

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or $195,000 - a year. It comes as the government forced

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the disclosure as part of the BBC's annual report,

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which details the salaries The BBC's Director General,

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Lord Hall, said the corporation and warned that making the details

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public would drive up wages. Of the 96 on the list,

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only a third are women. The highest earner was revealed

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to be Radio Presenter and ex-Top

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Gear host Chris Evans who earns In Venezuela the economy

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is on the verge of collapse and as protests against

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the government grow, the threat of a larger humanitarian

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crisis is spilling over So far this year 52,000

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Venezuelans have Our South America correspondent

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Katy Watson has this report from the Brazilian state of Roraima

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- on the Venezuelan border - It's a simple meal but one that

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people here are grateful for. The lunch queue at the shelter

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in Boa Vista The shelter has been open

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for just over six months. They are offering medical

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help, vaccinations, Families are sleeping on the floor

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of the gymnasium, more than 300. With more and more arrivals

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every week, some families Oscar says his family

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came here to find work. He shows me around his new home,

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a piece of tarpaulin under which he, his four children and wife

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eat and sleep. He is a member of the

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indigenous Warao tribe. He, like hundreds in his community,

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says they are having to flee But hunger is not the only thing

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driving Venezuelans out. TRANSLATION: What we've seen

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this month is people arriving here very scared,

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traumatised, they tell us stories Some have mental health issues

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because they've had to leave Together with her friends,

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with a degree in education. she's having to resort to asking

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for work the traffic lights. Washing windscreens is one

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way to make ends meet. TRANSLATION: I was thinking

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of my children's future, to give them food so they wouldn't

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die of malnutrition, to pay for their medicine,

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if they're ill. In Venezuela, they don't

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give you anything. The number of Venezuelan sex workers

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in Boa Vista is also on the rise. I spoke to a 22-year-old

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mother of three who says she can now support her family,

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who live with her in Brazil. Three hours up the road

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is the border with Venezuela, William has brought this mountain

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of cash to buy 14 sacks of sugar He comes through every three

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days and it's a 12-hour

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car journey each way. Leaving it any longer would mean

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carrying even more cash than this and robberies on the road

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are common, he tells me. TRANSLATION: In Venezuela,

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you don't live, you survive. In order to live, you have

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to go to another country. Sleeping on the streets of Brazil

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is more about survival than living. For these Venezuelans, they say it's

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still better than back home. While some stay put,

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many others continue the long journey to find a better

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quality of life. The four Arab nations leading

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a boycott on the Gulf state of Qatar are no longer insisting

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that the country complies with a list of 13 demands

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tabled last month. Instead, diplomats from

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Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt have asked Qatar

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to implement six broad principles Qatar, which has faced six weeks

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of disruptions under the boycott, A zoo here in the UK is taking

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part in a radical plan, to save the northern white

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rhino from extinction. There are just three

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left in the world, but at Longleat Safari Park,

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the rhino's closest relatives, Our science correspondent

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Rebecca Morelle has Meet Ebun - a seven-year-old

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southern white rhino who could

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save a species from extinction. The one and a half tonne

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animal is sedated. A little agitated at first,

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but soon she is sound asleep. She is ready to take

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part in Scientists are harvesting her eggs

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to be fertilised in a lab. The team here are keeping an

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incredibly close eye on this rhino. It is essential she stays

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under heavy sedation. Over the last week or so she's been

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given hormone treatment, but what's been done today requires

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millimetric precision. Egg collection is really only

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a technique that has been This is conservation science

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at its most extreme. Here's the animal Ebun could save,

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her closest living relative, Once widespread across central

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Africa, today there are just

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three left on the planet. Back at Longleat in

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a makeshift laboratory, the researchers check for eggs.

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They find one. They will take this southern white

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rhino egg and mix it with sperm from one of the last northern white

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rhinos, creating a hybrid. Scientists say it is better

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than losing the species altogether. The last three can die at any time,

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they are not as old but anything can happen to them and then

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all the genetics would be lost. If we have at least 50% of this

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species preserved in a hybrid embryo, we would preserve at least

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half of this for future generations. With her job done, Ebun

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is soon back on her feet. The safari park is proud

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of the role she will play. With the northern white rhino

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being so jeopardised in numbers, these techniques is a huge advance

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the science and It's a real honour

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to be able to help. The eggs are now being rushed back

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to a laboratory in Italy. There is a 20-hour window to prepare

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them for fertilisation. They could be implanted back

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into Ebun, but with her northern cousins so close to extinction,

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it's a race against time. This week marks six months

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since President Trump took office - and there's no doubt social media

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has helped drive his agenda. We've come to expect a daily diet

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of tweets from the president, I've been taking a closer look

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what his Twitter presence tells us. Twitter is a wonderful thing for me

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because I get the word out. He's been dubbed

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the Twitter President. We know Donald Trump loves to spell

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things out in 140 characters, but what do his online musings tell

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us about the first Well, he's sent more than 940 tweets

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since he first took office. he usually sends those

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messages between 6-8am. He's sent an average of nearly

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six tweets every day. To put it into context,

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that's 85 times the number of news But to Donald Trump,

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that is modern-day presidential. So what does President Trump

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tweet about the most? The highest number of tweets

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are about the economy. But President Trump's attacks

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on the media are not far behind. This video is his most

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shared tweet so far. President Trump has sent more

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than 70 tweets about Fox News, usually to publicise his upcoming

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appearances or to praise It is a modern-day

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form of communication. Especially when you have tens

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of millions of people, like I have. President Trump's tweets often

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send mixed messages that The president's tweets

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His comments and his tweets speak for themselves.

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For example, after saying he had a great meeting with Angela Merkel,

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he took to Twitter to criticise Germany's Nato contributions.

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And take a look at his messaging on China.

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of working with the country, to give up on the idea

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only to tweet about an excellent meeting with China days later.

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with the Russians, setting up a cyber security unit

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but it didn't take long for him to retract that idea.

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Should I keep the Twitter going or not?

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Many of his supporters think he should, for sure.

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When he tweets, we get it direct from him, we know what it is.

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There are of course many people who wish he'd just put the phone

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down and stop tweeting, including some in his own party.

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But he's got more than 33 million followers on the social network

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and he doesn't look like he's going to stop any time soon.

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Don't forget you can get in touch with me and most

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of the team on Twitter - I'm @BBCRajiniV.

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Thank you for watching and please stay with us on BBC World News.

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