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this is bbc news, the headlines: military gun salutes have honoured the duke of edinburgh, who died on friday. buckingham palace announced he'll be laid to rest next saturday in the grounds of windsor castle. because of coronavirus restrictions, his funeral will take place, with no public processions. the palace has said prince harry will attend. prince charles paid tribute to his father saying he gave the most remarkable, devoted service to the queen, his country and the commonwealth. flags have been flying at half—mast as commonwealth and world leaders continue to send condolences to the royalfamily, including the president of china and the pope. thousands of people have been evacuated from the eastern caribbean island of st vincent after a volcano on friday sent a cloud of ash and smoke high into the air.
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now let's hear more from prince charles who has paid tribute to his father, the duke of edinburgh. from outside his home at highgrove he said the royal family miss him �*enormously�*. i particularly wanted to say that my father, i suppose the last 70 years, has given the most remarkable, devoted service to the queen, to my family, to the country, and also to the whole of the commonwealth. and as you can imagine, myfamily and i miss my father enormously. he was a much—loved and appreciated figure, and apart from anything else, i can imagine we are so deeply touched by the number of people here and elsewhere around the world and around the commonwealth
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who also, i think, share our loss and our sorrow, and my dear papa was a very special person who, i think, above all else, would have been amazed by the reaction, and the touching things that have been said about him, and from that point of view we are, my family, deeply grateful for all that. it will sustain us in this particular loss and particularly sad time. the prince of wales paying tribute to his father. now on bbc news, president biden claims "america is back". suzanne kianpour reports on the team the president has tasked with tackling recent fresh crises, and the challenges they face. america is back. diplomacy is back, at the centre of our
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foreign policy.— back, at the centre of our foreian oli . , �* foreign policy. president biden intends to shape _ foreign policy. president biden intends to shape a _ foreign policy. president biden intends to shape a new - foreign policy. president biden intends to shape a new world | intends to shape a new world order. ~ ., order. we will repair our alliances, _ order. we will repair our alliances, engage - order. we will repair our alliances, engage with l order. we will repair our l alliances, engage with the world once again. not to me yesterday's challenges, but today's and tomorrow's. the world greets _ today's and tomorrow's. the world greets a _ today's and tomorrow's. the world greets a very - today's and tomorrow's. the world greets a very different leader from the world greets a very different leaderfrom the american leader from the american president leaderfrom the american president and met four years ago. president and met four years auo. ., president and met four years aao_ ., , president and met four years auo. ., , ._ president and met four years ao. ., , ., , ., ., president and met four years auo. ., , ., ., �*, ago. from this day forward it's auoin to ago. from this day forward it's going to be — ago. from this day forward it's going to be only _ ago. from this day forward it's going to be only america - ago. from this day forward it's going to be only america first, i going to be only america first, america first.— america first. and president biden confronts _ america first. and president biden confronts a _ america first. and president biden confronts a starkly - biden confronts a starkly different world too, with a whole host of challenges. the myanmar coup, political unrest in russia, climate change, a stalemate in syria. around's nuclear ambitions, all while the world grapples with a global pandemic that knows no borders. many believe the greatest challenge to american influence will undoubtedly come from china. influence will undoubtedly come from china-— from china. the issue for most ofthe from china. the issue for most of the century _ from china. the issue for most
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of the century will _ from china. the issue for most of the century will be - from china. the issue for most of the century will be what - from china. the issue for most of the century will be what we | of the century will be what we do about an emerging china and will they continue to be intent on notjust competing but conquering. on notjust competing but conquering-— on notjust competing but conquering. biden is flexing america's — conquering. biden is flexing america's military - conquering. biden is flexing america's military muscles| conquering. biden is flexing i america's military muscles and tackling unfinished witness. the ten year civil war in syria, the uncivil war is a stain on the global community. he has also indicated he plans to dismantle trump's legacy. fin to dismantle trump's legacy. on da one, to dismantle trump's legacy. on day one, i've signed the paperwork to rejoin the paris climate agreement. but overturning _ climate agreement. but overturning his - climate agreement. but overturning his predecessor's signature policies has raised concerns in some quarters. he is riven concerns in some quarters. he: is given away the store and we're getting nothing in return. �* we're getting nothing in return. . ., about a return to the obama error. i about a return to the obama error. ., y . error. i worry that when he sa s error. i worry that when he says america _ error. i worry that when he says america is _ error. i worry that when he says america is back - error. i worry that when he says america is back he . error. i worry that when he - says america is back he means back to the eight veiled years of president obama's foreign—policy. of president obama's foreign-policy.- of president obama's foreign-policy. there is a thick portfolio _ foreign-policy. there is a thick portfolio of - thick portfolio of foreign—policy headaches. just who will shoulder these global
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challenges for the president and how do they plan to bring america back?— and how do they plan to bring america back? good afternoon, everyone- _ america back? good afternoon, everyone. even _ america back? good afternoon, everyone. even before - america back? good afternoon, everyone. even before joe - america back? good afternoon, | everyone. even before joe biden assumed the _ everyone. even before joe biden assumed the mantle _ everyone. even before joe biden assumed the mantle of- everyone. even before joe biden assumed the mantle of the - assumed the mantle of the presidency of the united states, he set a new tone for america's foreign—policy. but his top picks to deliver his vision were a trusted team, bound by years of working side—by—side. secretary of state tony blinker, national security adviserjake sullivan security adviser jake sullivan and security adviserjake sullivan and white house press secretary jen saki were all key in the obama administration. now they are back. tony blinker and has been training to be diplomat and chief since childhood. has father was a us ambassador to hungary and his stepfather, a lawyer, was a survivor of the holocaust. it is personalfor survivor of the holocaust. it
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is personal for him. survivor of the holocaust. it is personalfor him. his survivor of the holocaust. it is personal for him. his fluent french comes _ is personal for him. his fluent french comes from _ is personal for him. his fluent french comes from an - is personal for him. his fluent . french comes from an upbringing split between new york and paris. ., split between new york and paris. . ., ., ., , paris. that international lens sha ed paris. that international lens shaped his — paris. that international lens shaped his vision _ paris. that international lens shaped his vision for - paris. that international lens shaped his vision for the - shaped his vision for the united states and the world. now, we have to proceed with equal measures of humility and confidence.— confidence. david miliband was british foreign _ confidence. david miliband was british foreign secretary - confidence. david miliband was british foreign secretary from | british foreign secretary from 2007 to 2010, when anthony lincoln was national security adviser. , ., . , lincoln was national security adviser. , ., ., adviser. first of all, they are adviser. first of all, they are a worldly _ adviser. first of all, they are a worldly team. _ adviser. first of all, they are a worldly team. they - adviser. first of all, they are a worldly team. they know l adviser. first of all, they are l a worldly team. they know the world and they have engagement around the world as part of their dna. the second thing is that they have seen what american leadership can deliver but there is no hubris about this. they know that the economic balance of power in the world has changed and that this isn't going to be a world in which america can click its fingers and get what it wants. they form a community of
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like—minded people who like each other, who are not intensely competitive with each other which is very rare at the high levels of american presidential administrations, and who have this kind of come rotary that i think will make them a particularly effective team. democratic congressmen is a longtime colleague of secretary blinken. they were in a band together and played on the same soccer team at. he also served under him at the state department when blinken was deputy. he says already he is seeing a much tougher tone, particularly in their early statements on china. so they are talking tough now, can they keep it up? i hope so. yes, you have two- _ keep it up? i hope so. yes, you have two. because _ keep it up? i hope so. yes, you have two. because competition | have two. because competition with a great power like china is not resolved in three weeks. into jen is not resolved in three weeks. intojen psaki, white house press secretary. the voice of
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the administration. in charge of messaging biden's policies. this woman is a former colleague from the obama administration.— colleague from the obama administration. she always listens and _ administration. she always listens and takes _ listens and takes recommendations from the experts. that is a real personality, she is very easy—going and easy to work with and very affable and gregarious. with and very affable and gregarious-— gregarious. she is fast becoming _ gregarious. she is fast becoming known - gregarious. she is fast becoming known for l gregarious. she is fast i becoming known for her gregarious. she is fast - becoming known for her careful yet exacting communication style, and her hashtag. i don't have anything _ style, and her hashtag. i don't have anything more _ style, and her hashtag. i don't have anything more for- style, and her hashtag. i don't have anything more for you. . style, and her hashtag. i don't l have anything more for you. you don't appreciate putting words in my mouth, that wasn't what my effort was. jen in my mouth, that wasn't what my effort was-— my effort was. jen psaki cut her teeth — my effort was. jen psaki cut her teeth in _ my effort was. jen psaki cut her teeth in this _ my effort was. jen psaki cut her teeth in this building . my effort was. jen psaki cut her teeth in this building as| my effort was. jen psaki cut. her teeth in this building as a spokesperson before moving on to become president 0bama's medications director. i travelled with her as part of the diplomatic press corps that followed john kerry. she was friendly but firm and she ran a tight ship. irate friendly but firm and she ran a tight ship-— tight ship. we intend to very directly to — tight ship. we intend to very directly to medicate - tight ship. we intend to very directly to medicate with - tight ship. we intend to veryj directly to medicate with the iranians about the complete and
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utter outrage that is the unjust unlawful detention of american citizens. jake sullivan _ american citizens. jake sullivan is _ american citizens. jake sullivan is a _ american citizens. jake sullivan is a former - american citizens. jake - sullivan is a former debate champion and state department alum nice. formeraustralian alum nice. former australian prime alum nice. formeraustralian prime minister kevin rudd knows sullivan from his time in office and he says he is a force to be reckoned with. jake is no intellectual— force to be reckoned with. ii—e is no intellectual slouch. you could putjake is no intellectual slouch. you could put jake up is no intellectual slouch. you could putjake up in a public debate on most subjects and jake would probably prevail because he would have the most rigourous and logical approach. and sullivan isn't intimidated by the world's despots, say those who have seen him and actions copy he does want to approach authoritarian leaders, authoritarian regimes with a tough faith. authoritarian regimes with a tough faith-— tough faith. and he is not afraid of— tough faith. and he is not afraid of that. _ tough faith. and he is not afraid of that. blinken, i afraid of that. blinken, sullivan, _ afraid of that. blinken, sullivan, and _ afraid of that. blinken, sullivan, and psaki - afraid of that. blinken, sullivan, and psaki will afraid of that. blinken, - sullivan, and psaki will lead the charge for biden in the world. , ., the charge for biden in the world. , . ., ., world. they are passionate americans _ world. they are passionate americans and _ world. they are passionate americans and passionate | world. they are passionate - americans and passionate about
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america's place in the world and the rebuild that has to be undertaken.— undertaken. can biden's new foreign-policy _ undertaken. can biden's new foreign-policy team - undertaken. can biden's new foreign-policy team bring - foreign—policy team bring american power, prestige and alliances back? and what would that look like? well, in these fractured times, it depends on who you ask. donald trump's secretary of state mike pompeo is worried. i secretary of state mike pompeo is worried. ., secretary of state mike pompeo is worried. . ., secretary of state mike pompeo is worried-— is worried. i fear that when he sa s is worried. i fear that when he says america _ is worried. i fear that when he says america is _ is worried. i fear that when he says america is back - is worried. i fear that when he says america is back he - is worried. i fear that when he | says america is back he means back to the eight veiled years of president 0bama's foreign—policy, whether that was the ridiculous around nuclear deal or the paris climate accords or the complete appeasement of the chinese communist party, those are not places that we want to go back to, they are places that the american people demanded that president trump and our administration take us away from. i hope when president biden talks about going back, thatis biden talks about going back, that is not what he is thinking about. ., ., , ., about. former polish foreign minister wiadyslaw _ about. former polish foreign minister wiadyslaw sikorski i minister wladyslaw sikorski is familiar with biden's team from his time in office. he is pleased by what he sees. it is
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back because _ pleased by what he sees. it 3 back because america was beginning to behave like a, i don't want to overstate it, but instead of the world's policeman, which is to say a force for law and order, it was behaving under trump is the world's opportunist, and now america is back as the leader of the free world and that is a good thing. of the free world and that is a good thing-— of the free world and that is a good thing. and where exactly should america _ good thing. and where exactly should america be _ good thing. and where exactly should america be exercising. should america be exercising that leadership? almost everyone we spoke to for this programme agreed that the central international issue for president biden is the rise of china. how can the us repair how it is seen around the world? i how it is seen around the world? ., , ~ how it is seen around the world? . , ,, ., world? i actually think that question — world? i actually think that question is _ world? i actually think that question is basically - world? i actually think that l question is basically chinese propaganda. the chinese communist party wants you to believe that america is in decline. that is nonsense. this is a strong nation with deep democratic institutions. the china challenge _
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democratic institutions. the china challenge for - democratic institutions. the china challenge for this administration is probably the biggest — administration is probably the biggest faced by any us administration since the second world _ administration since the second world war. the balance of power is slowly — world war. the balance of power is slowly but steadily shifting towards beijing. that's why we — towards beijing. that's why i've therefore described the 20 205 i've therefore described the 20 20s as — i've therefore described the 20 205 as the decade of living dangerously and us—china relation5, because when you start— relation5, because when you start to _ relation5, because when you start to achieve parity between states — start to achieve parity between states on — start to achieve parity between states on the economy, on the military, — states on the economy, on the military, on technology, then, frankly, — military, on technology, then, frankly, you have much more volatility— frankly, you have much more volatility in their behaviour towards _ volatility in their behaviour towards one another upright and with china's influence 5prawling beyond its borders, that volatility ha5 5prawling beyond its borders, that volatility has the potential to send 5hockwave5 around — potential to send 5hockwave5 around the globe. kevin rudd who has— around the globe. kevin rudd who has met china'5 leader on many— who has met china'5 leader on many occasions believe xi jinping _ many occasions believe xi jinping i5 many occasions believe xi jinping is a man in a hurry. his— jinping is a man in a hurry. his doctor— jinping is a man in a hurry. hi5 doctorand i5 jinping is a man in a hurry. hi5 doctor and is to his doctor and is to push hard and fast and far in the assertion of chinese interest and values, whereas trump by and values, whereas trump by and large were indifferent to most of that in his american first strategy. this
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administration because it is anchored in those alliances is much more likely and intends to roll back against that. find roll back against that. and some like _ roll back against that. and some like president - roll back against that. and some like president trump deputy national purity advisor victoria coates see china's hand in a recent hotspot, burma. ., �* ., , ., burma. right now, burma is a ma'or burma. right now, burma is a major headache. _ burma. right now, burma is a major headache. you - burma. right now, burma is a major headache. you have - burma. right now, burma is a major headache. you have the previous ruling militaryjunta previous ruling military junta coming previous ruling militaryjunta coming right back into power and really dispersing what there was of a democratic government, that is a huge problem. and i think that is a chinese action and china is going to be the major headache. mitt romney is a former republican presidential nominee who sits in the senate foreign relations committee's. he is concerned about the treatment of uighur muslims and chinese internment camps and shinjang.
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i had a good chat with secretary of state blinken and i believe he understands that this is the challenge of the next few decades which is how to get china to take a different course than they have been taking. different course than they have been taking-— been taking. how can america work with _ been taking. how can america work with a — been taking. how can america work with a country _ been taking. how can america work with a country that - been taking. how can america work with a country that is - work with a country that is carrying out crimes against humanity?— carrying out crimes against humani ? , ., , ., humanity? there is no question of what we _ humanity? there is no question of what we are _ humanity? there is no question of what we are seeing - humanity? there is no question of what we are seeing carried . of what we are seeing carried out by the chinese. it is genocide. 0ur out by the chinese. it is genocide. our nation has described it as such, it is an outrage, but fundamentally, if we're going to want to get china to recognise that the because they are on is not acceptable to the world, the nations of the world that live by the rules are going to have to come together, lay out what those rules are clearly and say to china, you can't continue to have free access to any of our markets if you don't begin to live by the same rules we all live by the same rules we all live by. live by the same rules we all live b . , ., ., live by the same rules we all liveb. , ., ., live by. getting china to abide b those live by. getting china to abide by those rules means - live by. getting china to abide by those rules means working j by those rules means working with other nations and global cooperation through nato and the un, and that is something that not all american welcome.
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new york congresswoman and trump supporter nicole is highly sceptical. fin trump supporter nicole is highly sceptical.— highly sceptical. on these first few _ highly sceptical. on these first few weeks, - highly sceptical. on these first few weeks, we - highly sceptical. on these first few weeks, we are i highly sceptical. on these - first few weeks, we are seeing president bidenjust first few weeks, we are seeing president biden just re—enter into international organisations that president trump had tried to put a pause to in hopes that he would be able to renegotiate some of the terms, but president bidenjust went back without renegotiating anything, in the interests of america. the people who have won so far, and this new term, it has been china. it has been india. it has been russia. it seems to me that president biden is re—entering these organisations and agreements without any negotiation. he has given away the store and we are getting nothing in return. the biden putin relationship is already faced tension. he said the days of america rolling over to russia are done. he
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even called vladimir putin a killer in a us media interview. in the administration says it wants to prioritise human rights which makes the kremlin's handling of little dissidents increasingly robert maddock. donald trump �*s moments with vladimir putin contrast sharply with the chilly reception of biden. you can already — chilly reception of biden. you can already gain _ chilly reception of biden. you can already gain a _ chilly reception of biden. ym. can already gain a picture of what it is starting off as from the readout of the biden putin conversation. i have to say, as having worked in diplomacy for several years, having worked in diplomacy for severalyears, i having worked in diplomacy for several years, i have not seen, between states that are not actually at war, this kind of tough language and i think it is something that president putin should mull over and draw conclusions from.— conclusions from. when i was in
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helsinki in _ conclusions from. when i was in helsinki in 2018 _ conclusions from. when i was in helsinki in 2018 for _ conclusions from. when i was in helsinki in 2018 for the - conclusions from. when i was in helsinki in 2018 for the trump l helsinki in 2018 for the trump putin summit, president trump sent shock waves through the foreign—policy community when sided with the russian president over his own us intelligence committee. trump denied that putin had meddled in the 2016 american presidential elections despite the weight of evidence to the contrary. this closeness or america overlooking russia's annexation of crimea and ukraine. a border change that appeared worryingly similar to history repeating itself in europe. biden's reset of the relationship with russia now will have a big impact on europe and beyond. and russia's influence can be clearly felt influence can be clearly felt in another region. the middle east, which has long eluded the quick fix remedies of american presidents eager to leave an imprint kind. a history of us
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colonialist intervention led barack obama to pull back but he left a power vacuum in syria, quickly filled by iran, russia and others.- syria, quickly filled by iran, russia and others. there is no ruestion russia and others. there is no question that _ russia and others. there is no question that the _ russia and others. there is no question that the ten - russia and others. there is no question that the ten year - question that the ten year civil war in syria, the civil war, is a stain on the global community. and notjust 8 million people displaced inside country, 6 million refugees, half a million killed but appalling abuses, notjust of human rights of life lost in chemical weapons attacks and other atrocities.— other atrocities. should the obama administration - other atrocities. should the obama administration havej other atrocities. should the - obama administration have done more? ., , , obama administration have done more? . , , ., obama administration have done more? .,, , ., ., more? there has been a global failure of monumental- failure of monumental proportions and diplomatic failure and a failure to meet humanitarian needs and this is a political emergency and a humanitarian emergency at the same time. emergencies don't happen without mistakes and there have been serious mistakes throughout the conflict. ~ , .,~ , ., conflict. mistakes that president _ conflict. mistakes that president biden - conflict. mistakes that president biden and l conflict. mistakes that. president biden and his conflict. mistakes that - president biden and his team are clearly anxious to not
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repeat. biden launched air strikes on iranians backed targets in syria in late february. a show of strength from the newly invested commander—in—chief. brute from the newly invested commander-in-chief. we took the action to be _ commander-in-chief. we took the action to be very _ commander-in-chief. we took the action to be very clear, _ action to be very clear, notably to a run —— iran, that they cannot act with impunity against our people, our partners and our interests. the possibility _ partners and our interests. the possibility for _ partners and our interests. the possibility for nuclear negotiations are still on the table. the president biden needs congressional buy in. i needs congre55ional buy in. i happen to agree with the republican and the trump approach which is to put pressure on iran and make sure they pay a very heavy price for pursuing a nuclear ambition. right now they are enriching uranium at 20% and this is a pathway towards having a breakout nuclear weapon. that is unacceptable.— is unacceptable. iran as a paradoxical _ is unacceptable. iran as a paradoxical country. - is unacceptable. iran as a paradoxical country. i- is unacceptable. iran as a i paradoxical country. i would know, my father was iranians. when i covered the iran nuclear negotiations one criticism was
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that the secretary of state, john kerry, wanted a deal at any cost and that came at a high price for americans, republicans say. i high price for americans, republicans say.- high price for americans, republicans say. i think iran sees clearly _ republicans say. i think iran sees clearly that _ republicans say. i think iran sees clearly that we - republicans say. i think iran sees clearly that we are - republicans say. i think iran sees clearly that we are no . sees clearly that we are no longer dealing with someone who is strong and tough and putting american first slip president trump but we're going back to the obama administration and they can take advantage of that. i think it is very dangerous. we should build upon the abraham accords to isolate iran. furthersanctions the abraham accords to isolate iran. further sanctions so that we isolate them so they have to renegotiate some of the terms. the abraham accords nojosie added by the trump administration created an alliance between israel and arab states and is seen as a way to keep iran's activities in in the region, which was left out of the iran nuclear deal. but administration says priorities have shifted since barack obama left the white house. it is have shifted since barack obama
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left the white house.— left the white house. it is not that we want _ left the white house. it is not that we want a _ left the white house. it is not that we want a big _ left the white house. it is not that we want a big deal. - left the white house. it is not that we want a big deal. we l that we want a big deal. we know we have to have, we have do have verifiable permanent constraints on lahri's nuclear programme. president put a simple proposition on the table, when the last democratic president also believe, that iran cannot be allowed to nuclear weapon. iran cannot be allowed to nuclearweapon. but iran cannot be allowed to nuclear weapon. but our goal is to not stop there. while all in this proposition is to use the 2015joint comprehensive plan 2015 joint comprehensive plan of 2015joint comprehensive plan of action, the so—called iran deal, not as a ceiling bit is a floor to lengthen and strengthen it and also to negotiate lawn agreements to address other areas of lahri's maligned behaviour including its ballistic missile programme. b. its ballistic missile programme. its ballistic missile rouramme. ~ ~ , ,,. , programme. a key us ally in the reuion is programme. a key us ally in the region is saudi _ programme. a key us ally in the region is saudi arabia. _ programme. a key us ally in the region is saudi arabia. in - region is saudi arabia. in 20151 region is saudi arabia. in 2015i was embedded with the saudi military as they flex their muscle in yemen. in 2020i returned to see a modernising
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kingdom political dissent is still severely punished under crown prince mohammed bin salman. a us intelligence report found that mbs ordered the brutal murder of a washington postjournalist, of the saudi royalfamily. america has been quick to verbally condemn the 2018 killing. but meaningful action has been lacking. meaningful action has been lackina. , meaningful action has been lackin., , ., , ., meaningful action has been lackina. , ., , ., lacking. this was a permanent american _ lacking. this was a permanent american resident _ lacking. this was a permanent american resident and - lacking. this was a permanent american resident and the - lacking. this was a permanent | american resident and the idea that we would not take retaliation against them is ridiculous.— retaliation against them is ridiculous. �* ridiculous. biden has imposed sanctions _ ridiculous. biden has imposed sanctions and _ ridiculous. biden has imposed sanctions and visa _ ridiculous. biden has imposed sanctions and visa restrictions on ringleaders in the plot but the administration should opt short of directly punishing the crown prince, choosing instead to deal with his father, the king. a major purchaser of us arms, a serious snub to saudi arabia could hurt us companies and four stability of the region. i think it was a shameful episode in our foreign—policy history do not
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have been much more forceful in our reaction to the initial reports that came that mbs had been involved with the killing. this is a journalist working on american soil, for an american publication and he was murdered and dismembered. this is something we cannotjust look something we cannot just look beyond. something we cannotjust look beyond. they must be a consequence of that. america's re- engagement _ consequence of that. america's re- engagement with _ consequence of that. america's re- engagement with the - consequence of that. america's re- engagement with the world j re— engagement with the world will be critical to progress on climate change. and perhaps his most striking departure from donald trump, one of the new president's first executive actions was to rejoin the paris climate agreement. i actions was to rejoin the paris climate agreement.— actions was to rejoin the paris climate agreement. i think the commitment _ climate agreement. i think the commitment of _ climate agreement. i think the commitment of president - climate agreement. i think the. commitment of president biden to make sure that fighting the climate crisis is governmental enterprise is significant in the appointment ofjohn kerry is the climate envoy shows that he wants international negotiations to be part of the answer. ., . ., negotiations to be part of the
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answer. . . ., , ., answer. climate change used to be a polarising _ answer. climate change used to be a polarising political- answer. climate change used to be a polarising political issue i be a polarising political issue in the us. extreme weather events here have stoped shifts in public opinion. the devastation caused by west coast wildfire in texan snowstorms proved alkalising natural forces and when american livelihoods are threatened and the fragility of life is laid there, people here are quick to call for change. but americans may be slower to shift their values elsewhere. and whether biden can bring the country in congress with him towards a more diplomatic and engaged american place in the world remains to be seen. look at the things — world remains to be seen. look at the things that _ world remains to be seen. look at the things that we _ world remains to be seen. look at the things that we did - world remains to be seen. errra; at the things that we did over the last four true years in terms of reform within nato in terms of reform within nato in terms of reform within nato in terms of defining the competition with china, in terms of the abraham accords in the new map of the middle east, i think these are all very visceral demonstrations of engagement by america in the world and i certainly wish them
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well and want them to continue that pattern of engagement but i don't think america ever went away. i don't think america ever went awa . , , . ., away. one thing seems clear from this _ away. one thing seems clear from this nation _ away. one thing seems clear from this nation -- - away. one thing seems clear from this nation -- nation i away. one thing seems clear from this nation -- nation to j from this nation —— nation to period of the administration. he is an old school diplomat and he does not plan to lead from the shadow of donald trump or of barack obama.— or of barack obama. america cominu or of barack obama. america coming back _ or of barack obama. america coming back not _ or of barack obama. america coming back not mean - or of barack obama. america l coming back not mean america going backwards. it must fashion a distinctive agenda that will not just take this country forward and take america forward but take the global system forward because if we have learnt anything in the wake of covid—i9 is that a divided international system is a danger to us all.— a danger to us all. whether or not president _ a danger to us all. whether or not president biden _ a danger to us all. whether or not president biden will- a danger to us all. whether or not president biden will be i not president biden will be successful in this diplomacy is first style of foreign policy depends notjust on the talents of his staff. america's relationship with the world will also come to be defined by those nations with which it engages.
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hello there, this cold weather is set to continue through this hello there. the first half of the weekend has been cold. the second half of the weekend starts with frost. and sunday promises to be another chilly day for the time of year — there'll be some sunshine and wintry showers around, as well. now this was the picture on saturday at buxton in derbyshire. i know it's high up, but we had a covering of snow for a while. towards more southeastern parts of england, it was cloudy skies with some rain and drizzle — that damper weather has been moving away, it's been on that weather system there that's heading into continental europe, so the cloud is breaking towards the southeast. we've got high pressure to the west of the uk, a northerly breeze bringing in the cold. so we start sunday with a widespread frost, it'll be a colder start for the southeast of england and east anglia as the cloud breaks, lowest temperatures likely to be in northern scotland at minus seven celsius. and there could be some
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icy patches around too. still a few showers first thing, although many places will be starting dry and sunny, cloud will tend to increase, we will see a few more showers make out in the morning, and they'll turn more widespread in the afternoon — some of them heavy with hail, sleet and snow mixed in there, as well. it'll be another cold day, temperatures typically 6—8 celsius, maybe a touch colder than that across northern scotland, a touch milder than that across southern parts of england. but the damp weather coming into northern ireland by the evening on that weather front there, that'll slide its way down into wales, the southern half of the uk. but a frosty start on monday for many, particularly cold for northern england and scotland where we have the clearer skies. for the most part, monday here should be dry and sunny, just a few showers near some eastern coasts. should brighten up through the day in northern ireland, but stays quite cloudy through wales, the midlands towards southern england, some patchy rain — and early in the morning, it could be a touch wintry in the midlands as we engage some of that colder airfirst thing.
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temperatures will be a notch up on monday, but still cold for the time of year, around 8—10 celsius. now looking further ahead, we've got high pressure turning to dominate the weather through the week ahead, and that means the winds will be light, there'll be some morning mist and fog patches. you'd expect it to be dry underneath an area of high pressure — may not completely be the story, though. there's a risk of a few showers around, especially during the first half of the week. many places will be dry with sunshine, a little less cold by day and night.
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good morning. welcome to breakfast with rachel burden and ben thompson. 0ur headlines today: remembering the duke of edinburgh. a service will take place this morning in honour of prince philip as his family pay tribute. my my dear papa was a very special person who, i think, above all else, would have been amazed by the reaction and the touching things that have been said about him. it's been confirmed the duke's funeral will take place next saturday, with just 30 mourners in attendance. lifting lockdown. a day to go until covid restrictions are relaxed further in england, we ask, are business ready to open up again?
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