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The US Attorney General comes under more fire from his boss.
Donald Trump lashes out at Jeff Sessions on Twitter,
just as the investigations into Russia interfering
The parents of terminally ill baby Charlie Gard go back to court,
this time fighting for him to die at home.
Some researchers have put it to the test, and we'll
The Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, is being undermined by his boss,
the President, in the most public way possible - on Twitter.
And unlike most workplace disputes, this one won't be resolved
The fate of America's top legal officer hangs in the balance.
And it's not the only story here in Washington.
In a short time, we'll find out whether the Senate will move forward
Well, with so much going on, we're calling in our North America
So, you can actually feel the tension in the air, can chew, in
Washington. The president is mounting a public campaign against
his own Attorney General. Does Jeff Sessions quit Rizzi filed? There's a
lot of reasons why Jeff Sessions will not want to quit. Firstly,
stories and the media saying he has no intention of quitting from people
close to him. Part of that as he gave up effectively a lifetime
tenure in the Senate to take up this job. He is trying to accomplish a
lot in his Attorney General's position as far as advancing Donald
Trump's agenda. He also has friends, not only in the Senate from serving
there, but in the conservative media. Breitbart, the website, has
defended him. He has friends in the Republican base. It will be hard to
pry him away and Donald Trump might still decide to fire him. That is in
his hands. Reminders, is this happening because the president is
furious with his Attorney General because he would not reduce him,
rather did recuse himself from the Russian investigation? Is that what
this is all about? In a recent weeks, Donald Trump said Donald
Trump was -- Jeff Sessions was not pursuing an investigation into
Hillary Clinton. But previously he said he did not want to investigate
Hillary Clinton any more, Donald Trump, he wanted to put that behind.
This is incrementally increased in the last few months. Reports in the
media said that Donald Trump was not happy about the recusal. Donald
Trump told the New York Times last week that he would not have
appointed Jeff Sessions if he knew he would recuse himself. He called
him the legal in that week yesterday. And he said that Jeff
Sessions was very weak. You see as this investigation into Russia picks
up an increasing agitation at Donald Trump, lashing out not only Jeff
Sessions but other people, James Comey, and others. What is gone to
happen in Washington today in the Senate on health care reform? It is
looking like there are enough votes to have a vote. We're not sure what
they will vote on. The original house bill, a Senate bill, straight
up the pool... They will try to get a point where they are on the floor,
wrangling over some kind of something, anything to pass. Once
they get that done, they can negotiate them of the house. There
is a chance of that but it could be a bare-bones Bill that comes from
the Senate. As if there weren't enough high
drama here in Washington, today the House of Representatives
is due to vote on a bill to It would also prevent
President Trump from lifting those The bill has already
gone through the Senate, and if it passes today,
would go to the President's desk. But the White House has
sent mixed messages For more on what's at stake,
I'm joined now by former US State Department official Vali Nasr,
who's now dean of the Johns Hopkins School
of Advanced International Studies. us, how much pressure will President
Trump be under to sign the sanctions bill against Russia if it goes
through the house? It depends on whether the vote in the house, the
Senate is veto proof. If so, you may as well do what is press spokesman
said, except the sanctions and find another way to weaken them down the
road. But he currently, if he vetoes the bill, there is a lot of
political pressure and it puts him on a confrontation path with
Congress on Russian policy. Congress could make it impossible for him to
do so. What possible argument does the White House have at this point
against sanctions on Russia, given their interference with the US
election and behaviour in The White House position is interference in
the election has not been proven. The president says this is the news.
He disagrees with his own intelligence agencies that this has
happened. Secondly, at least not officially, the White House position
is that they wish to elaborate with Russia and build better
relationships Andy Tsang Cinzano and obstacle for improvement of
relations. -- better relationships with Russia. This will make it very
difficult to work with Moscow. What impact with the sanctions being
proposed have on Vladimir Putin and his inner circle? Is there much than
to be upset about? It is a defeat for him. Because he gambled on
interfering in the US elections to get rid of sanctions. We are seeing
the meeting with Donald Trump Junior, when it happened, they
talked about the adoption issue, which is a code word for sanctions.
The mission of his previous ambassador here was to engage the
new administration coming in to get rid of sanctions. The reason they
did not want Hillary Clinton is because they did not see any path
where they could get rid of sanctions. Their own actions have
not only made it impossible to remove existing sanctions and this
is a pretty chic... -- strategic defeat for flooding you put in. What
you make of the spectacle of the president meeting against his top
legal officer in the land? The only way to read it is he does not want
to get his own hands dirty by firing him. You would like to get into goal
by publicly humiliating him and telling the world that the president
has no confidence in his Attorney General. The reason is that the
president would like to use the office of Italy general in a very
direct way in manipulating and managing the Russian investigation.
-- the office of the Attorney General. Or any other investigation
down the road. Essentially, it is either Jeff Sessions goes or stays.
That is what is being fought on Twitter. Thank you for joining us.
For weeks, we've watched the agonising case of baby
Charlie Gard play out in public, and today the terminally ill child's
Yesterday, the parents abandoned their battle
to keep Charlie alive, and now they are fighting
But lawyers for the hospital where Charlie is being treated say
there are real problems with that proposal.
A final decision is expected tomorrow.
Our medical correspondent Fergus Walsh reports.
The legal battle over this desperately sick boy now centres
Charlie needs a mechanical ventilator to breathe.
Yesterday, his parents give up their fight to take him
to the United States and agreed no more treatment could help him.
But Charlie's mum, Connie, was back at court this afternoon
to make it clear she did not want him to die in the intensive
care unit where he's been since October.
The parents' lawyer said it was their last wish that
Charlie dies at home, for a few days of tranquillity
The hospital says it won't stand in the parents' way and yet,
Lawyers for the parents said they would pay private nurses
to take over his care and later seek to recover the costs from the NHS.
But the court heard there were practical
issues to be resolved, for example, whether Charlie's
ventilator would fit through their front door.
Great Ormond Street Hospital said it wanted to honour the parents' wishes
but the care plan must be safe and spare Charlie all pain.
Charlie is a child who requires highly specialised treatment.
It must be provided in a specialist setting by specialists.
The dispute over where and how soon Charlie should die
typifies the utter breakdown in the relationship between
The judge said this was a matter crying out for mediation.
Great Ormond Street said it offered that but the parents refused.
The judge said the parents were entitled to decide
where they spent the next few days but this should not
That would be unacceptable as it would simply extend
This woman lost her son, Guy, when he was five.
He was profoundly disabled and tube fed.
She, too, had searched for a cure for his condition.
They've got to learn to let him go at all sorts of levels.
Stuff happens and they must not be bitter because it
What they've got to do is look at all the positive things.
The hospital has offered a compromise for Charlie to be
transferred to a hospice, where doctors from Great Ormond
Street would supervise his palliative care and death
Charlie's parents said they want days, not hours, and a hospice
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has said he will keep up the freeze
of relations with Israel even after Israel removed metal detectors
from the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem's Old City.
They'll be replaced with CCTV cameras.
The new security measures were put in place after two Israeli
But Palestinians feared that Israel was extending its control
and days of deadly violence followed.
Our Middle East correspondent Yolande Knell reports.
Relative calm restored at the gates to the third holiest site in Islam.
Palestinian worshippers now hope to enter soon.
They are waiting for religious authorities to give their view
after Israel changed its security controls.
So Israel's removed the metal detectors that were just there.
Instead, it says it's going to do what it calls "smart checking",
using more surveillance around the old city.
It follows over a week of violence and tensions that
prove that they were not needed for security.
It was a political measure by Israel to impose on the ground
Guns were taken inside the al-Aqsa Mosque grounds and used
to kill two Israeli policemen at the gate.
When the mosque was re-opened with new metal detectors,
Palestinians continued praying outside, accusing Israel
of using security as an excuse to extend its control over the site
which is also the holiest place for Jews and known as Temple Mount.
In clashes with Israeli Security Forces, five
And in this West Bank settlement, a Palestinian stabbed to death three
Then an Israeli embassy guard killed two Jordanians,
Jordan is the custodian of Jerusalem's mosques.
Overnight, amid fears of a wider escalation, the metal detectors
This came after the US envoys following. Israel announced its
diplomatic row with Jordan was solved and it agreed new ways of
securing the site. We are trying to coordinate about the new ways Israel
is going to be... We have to make sure the balance is made. Tensions
with the Palestinians appear to be subsiding. But many years after the
old city of Jerusalem was occupied, recent days have showed how it
stands at the heart of this conflict.
Fires raging across the South of France and Corsica
are being fanned by high temperatures and strong winds.
Some 2,000 firefighters have been mobilised and dozens of homes
The BBC's Sophie Long has the latest.
Firefighters battling a fierce blaze on the holiday island of Corsica.
It ripped through 900 hectares of forest.
People left their houses and could do little more than watch
as the fire came threateningly close to their homes.
TRANSLATION: We were woken up by the smoke.
It was stifling, so we stayed in the house,
the children and my sister-in-law, who is pregnant.
A combination of heat and high winds are making the fire
A BBC journalist on the island says people are becoming
increasingly concerned about their homes and businesses.
It's still burning, pockets keep lighting up as this wind continues.
There is a real sense of worry that perhaps they won't be able to get
this under control and livelihoods and lives could be threatened.
In Carros in the hills above Nice, planes sprayed water from the air.
And crews the ground damped down amid the damage.
TRANSLATION: We were up to 70 hectares of fire.
The particularity of this fire is that we had hundreds and hundreds
of houses that were threatened in the forest areas.
Elsewhere in France, fires also raged near Lubron
Another battle to stop fires spreading just ten kilometres
from the seaside resort of St Tropez.
This mobile phone footage gives a sense of the high winds feeding
the fire's intensity, winds that are not expected
Let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news.
An international arrest warrant has been issued for a man who carried
out a chainsaw attack in Switzerland on Monday.
Five people were injured in the attack in the town
of Schaffhausen, one of them seriously.
Police have identified the man and warned the public that he is highly
dangerous. The two main rival leaders in Libya
have reached a joint agreement to try to bring stability
to their country. After talks brokered by the French
President Emmanuel Macron, and leader of the so-called
Libyan National Army in eastern Libya
committed themselves It's the first time the two leaders
have signed a joint agreement. At least eight people have died
after a four-storey building collapsed in the Indian
city of Mumbai. Emergency workers are still trying
to find others still thought to be Local reports suggest
part of the building was used as a nursing home,
and was being renovated at the time. On Wednesday, one of the Pope's most
senior advisors is due to appear in an Australian court,
facing charges of sexual assault. Cardinal George Pell has returned
from Rome saying he's innocent, As our Sydney correspondent
Howell Griffith explains, the case is the latest controversy
for the Catholic In George Pell's hometown,
people have become used to confronting the past,
and dealing with Ribbons mark the places
in Ballarat where members of the Christian Brothers Order
sexually assaulted Dozens ended their
lives prematurely. Phil Nagle was abused
as an eight-year-old. It took more than 20
years for his abuser Decades on, he still feels
the Catholic Church has not acknowledged
the suffering of victims. They don't make any admissions,
they make it as hard You know, when you go
to court, they're putting They're backing the guys,
the perpetrators, they don't Cardinal Pell was brought up
in Ballarat and became As an Archbishop, it
became his responsibility to deal with the allegations of abuse
against Ballarat's bretheren. Now, he is the one accused of sexual
assault, allegations As they wait for the legal process
to unfold, there is a feeling here in Ballarat that
people need answers. The details of the charges
against Cardinal Pell won't be made public
until his first court hearing. A moment which is likely to put
the spotlight back on this town. Those who work with abuse survivors
say every headline has an impact. Coverage over the last few years
has already caused more It was really difficult,
because it was exhausting. It would be in the local papers,
it would be on the local Across Australia, nearly 2,000
figures from the Catholic Church A four-year Royal Commission enquiry
has helped to break the silence. It has also made the head
of Ballarat's Catholic College speak out, giving a formal apology
to the victims and striking the names of convicted
abusers from its walls. There's no question that,
as a Church, we've got an enormous amount of work to do to build trust
with victims and survivors in the wider community,
but also within the Catholic And the only way to do
that is to come to the table to say that we acknowledge this openly,
we are so very sorry. That can only happen when people
here feel they have found the truth. They hope that is what
the courts can deliver. Now, it's long been said that money
can't buy you happiness, but now scientists in Canada have
put the saying to the test. They questioned 6,000 people
and discovered that it can, but only if you use the cash
to free up time. They found that spending money
on chores like cleaning, cooking or gardening is more likely
to make you feel happy than spending Jon Kay has been sorting
through the findings. Plenty of smiles in
Plymouth this afternoon. Psychologists have been all over
the world, asking thousands of people from all kinds
of backgrounds one simple question. If I was to give you ?30,
what would you spend it on? Hotdogs, ice cream
and a bottle of wine. Whether she spends it
on a meal out or a yacht, the study found that it is not
material things that make us She said she would sacrifice pretty
much any other luxury to pay for a cleaner to come once
a week week. She does extra shifts so Rachel can
blitz the house from top to bottom. Even though it is often a stretch,
she says the extra time it buys her with her family is far more
than any holiday or handbag. I make do with what I've got and any
spare money goes on Rachel. You wouldn't rather
have a handbag or a meal out? Back in the 90s, Mike,
on the riight, won millions of pounds on the lottery
and could afford almost Two decades later, he is back
selling antiques in Plymouth and he says he is much happier doing
things for himself Some people are used to having
things done for them. So they've got the
money, it's easier. But I have had things done
for me over the last 20 years, different things,
gardening and whatever. But a lot of the time
I prefer to do it myself. Critics say paying others
is all well and good, if you are comfortably off
in the first place. But the researchers behind the study
say investing in time, rather than possessions,
makes us all happier, whatever our And for more on the best tips
to finding happiness, I'm joined now by an expert
in the field - Caroline Adams Miller, author of Getting Grit
and Creating Your Best Life. Does the finding of this study
surprise you, that spending money on a cleaner rather than a handbag and
make you happier? No. We have known in the field of us that psychology
for ten years or longer that money does not buy happiness. Investing in
things does not make people happy. Experiences make people happier. The
interesting thing behind this study is it is a perception of time. That
is what really matters. What we think about the time we have
available? What if you are actually buying cleaning, gardening and other
things but not spending the time it gets you on anything meaningful.
That is where my concern would be. But you can fill it with anything.
Is it meaningful, however? Is this particularly applicable to women, so
often the head of the household and do so many chores and maybe don't
feel that they can pay someone else because they see it is their
responsibility? Should they go for that? The answer is yes. With women,
we see this worldwide phenomenon on the women dying at middle age
through despair. Sometimes this is because they do not feel purposeful.
If you have time, what are you going to do with it? What are you waking
up and what you plan to do that is meaningful to you? If you free up
time and you're not ready to answer that question, and you don't have
goals, particularly hard goals in place, you can just take that time
and threat of it away. When you have multitasking going on, you can
perceive that you don't have time and so simply been distracted crates
this innings 80. -- anxiety. What should we do with our goals? If I am
looking back on my life, I would ask, what have I done? If I don't
have a plan now... Women in particular, there we have this could
have, should have, would have phenomenon. If you don't go after
things now, the risks you take no other things you do not regret. The
ones you don't take other ones that make you less toxic. You have to
have this quality of great. Hard goals rings is the greatest joy and
the other most important to us. You have to have that you will not be a
finisher. With our current culture of instant ratification fuelled by
social media, that works against a long-term great culture? We cannot
pay attention to things now. Technology takes us off task. We as
human beings cannot even focus as long as a goldfish any more. Human
beings can focus for seven seconds and goldfish for eight seconds. So
we do have an instant gratification culture. I have written a lot about
this because we have to learn patience and self-regulation but we
have to have our goals ready for ourselves. Wonderful advice. Thank
you so much for joining us. Great advice. You can get in touch with me
and some of the team on Twitter. Thank you for watching, and we hope
to see you back here tomorrow. In the meantime, think about your
long-term goals and how you can be happier.