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welcome to bbc news. our top stories: eu leaders meet in slovenia, holding tough talks on europe's place in the world and relations with china and the us since the first gathering in june. translation: june. translation: ~ , , l, translation: we must build a stronuer translation: we must build a stronger europe. _ translation: we must build a stronger europe. that - translation: we must build a stronger europe. that is - translation: we must build a stronger europe. that is what i | stronger europe. that is what i deeply believe in, a europe which takes a share for itself and can choose its partners and work closely with historical allied. fix, work closely with historical allied. �* ., allied. a former facebook employee _ allied. a former facebook employee tells _ allied. a former facebook employee tells the - allied. a former facebook employee tells the us - allied. a former facebook - employee tells the us congress the social media giant is harming children, stoking division and weakening democracy.— division and weakening democra . , ., ,
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democracy. facebook repeatedly encounter profits _ democracy. facebook repeatedly encounter profits and _ encounter profits and accountability. it resolves conflicts in favour of profit. and — conflicts in favour of profit. and ecological disaster in southern california after a pipeline burst, spilling thousands of barrels of oil into the ocean. and scientists have identified the uk's oldest meat eating creature, a dinosaur the size of a meat eating chicken that existed 200 million years ago! a warm welcome to the programme. european union leaders meeting in slovenia are having to have discussions on europe's place in the world as they seek unity on how to deal with superpowers china and the united states. it is the first eu gathering sincejune and the celtic withdrawal from afghanistan is also on the agenda. courtney bembridge
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reports. still smarting from a secret submarine deal between the us, australia and the uk, emmanuel macron told reporters that europe needs to consider its independence. translation: technologically, industrially. _ economically, financially and also militarily, we must build a longer europe. you know that is what i'd deeply believe in — a europe which takes its share for itself and which can choose its partners and work closely with historical allies. lam with i am with the president of france _ the biggest of those historical allies is the us but things have been frosty since it signed a military pack which meant australia backed out of a lucrative submarine deal with france. on tuesday, the us secretary of state, antony blinken, was in paris. he is the first american official to meet the french president since the row and he spoke to french tv. translation: we could have, we should have, done better. in terms of communication. this is what president biden
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and president macron said when they spoke two weeks ago but, above all, we sometimes tend to take for granted such an important relationship. a relationship as deep as the one between france and the us. president macron was less enthusiastic. we will see. ijust believe in facts. i do think it is more politic for both of us. we will see. in mid october we will catch up during the 620 and i think it is the right occasion to see how we can re—engage. the president of the european council also stressed the need for europe to act in a more autonomous way. after the recent developments in afghanistan, with china and the indo—pacific, it is important that we develop with the intelligence with the year
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you. we listen to each other and arguments on the table and we try to co—ordinate and create unity,. that unity has often proved elusive, with this agreement within the bloc on how to deal with china. there will be plenty to talk about around the table. 0h oh yes, there is plenty to talk about around the table and a lot on the agenda. in the uk today, there is a lot to talk about is because the summit is taking place without britain there and the prime minister borisjohnson will be telling his party today that using cheap labour from overseas has allowed businesses in the uk to avoid investing in theirfuture and their workforce, i.e., british workers. they will close the conservative party conference, saying he is embarking on a long overdue
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change of direction for the uk economy and will have to address concerns over labour shortages which many groups are pointing at the government for in action over the current issues that many are facing. included in that is the petrol shortages at the moment. this is a lead story on bbc online today. we will be unpicking this further in the business coverage, which is taking place in around 25 minutes time when i will be speaking to a leading economist about the outlook for the uk economy and boris johnson's vision for up skilling, increasing wages and what that means for the uk economy and businesses, going forward. all of that coming up later in the programme. other days in use. there is mounting tension in taiwan,
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caused by military flights. joe biden says they have continued to agree to the agreement, a reference that china would not take taiwan by force as long as the us does not recognise it as independent. police are investigating after anti—semitic graffiti was discovered at the nazi death camp auschwitz. staff discovered nine barix have been spray—painted with slogans denying the holocaust, according to the auschwitz memorial and museum. it was found at the largest of a0 camps that made up the nazi complex. manchester united's owners support 9.5 million shares in the club up for sale. they are worth around $180 million and represent about 9% of their holding in the company although a statement makes clear that the club will not proceed with any proceeds from
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the south. the family have enjoyed a fractious relationship with the fan since taking over 16 years ago —— has gone through. facebook has misled the public about safety, the accusation from a former workout turned whistleblower today. frances haugen leaked internal research to the wall streetjournal and to the wall street journal and that to the wall streetjournal and that facebook chose profits over the safety of users and should face regulation. the social media giant says it has spent millions on improving safety. james k10 was watching what went on earlier. it's ringing. eleanor and freya are both 1a, and like many teenagers, they're both on instagram. as a teenager, you're looking at these people, all these models, and, you know, influencers, they all are very skinny and they have, like,
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a perfect body. and when you're looking at that and then kind of comparing yourself to it, it's very...i think it could be really damaging. when you're feeling at your worst and then you go on instagram and you see things that are, like, targeted at you because you have looked at these kinds of things before you see them, like, models, influencers, celebrities, things like that, and you are just like, "oh, i will never be like that." eleanor and freya's concerns are in fact shared by one rather important company — facebook, which owns instagram. in fact, leaked internal research found that teens who struggle with mental health say that instagram makes it worse. the woman who leaked that report is called frances haugen, and today she gave evidence in washington. the documents that i have provided to congress prove that facebook has repeatedly misled the public about what its own research reveals about the safety of children. she also said facebooks profits are driven by money rather than
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safety. are driven by money rather than safe . ,, , safety. facebook consistently resolved conflicts _ safety. facebook consistently resolved conflicts in - safety. facebook consistently resolved conflicts in favour i safety. facebook consistently resolved conflicts in favour ofj resolved conflicts in favour of profits. in resolved conflicts in favour of rofits. , . ., resolved conflicts in favour of rofits. , ., , profits. in silicon valley, facebook _ profits. in silicon valley, facebook has _ profits. in silicon valley, facebook has pushed . profits. in silicon valley, i facebook has pushed back profits. in silicon valley, - facebook has pushed back saying some of the research presented is misleading and despite the fact that instagram concluded it could be damaging for children's mental health, it also says it could have a positive impact. reacting to the evidence was the president of content policy.— of content policy. again, any time a single _ of content policy. again, any time a single team - of content policy. again, any time a single team is - of content policy. again, any time a single team is having| of content policy. again, any. time a single team is having a bad experience that is too much and one — bad experience that is too much and one thing that shows we are prioritising safety about profit _ prioritising safety about profit is the fact we are asking _ profit is the fact we are asking these questions. facebook is that it has postponed a controversial project to create instagram for kids but we now know that two very important politicians in washington believes that they have put profit over the mental health of teenage girls.
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we will cover that in business. mother beaches in southern california remain closed after a pipeline burst on saturday, pouring roughly 3000 barrels of oil into the ocean. the us coastguard and pipe line executives were questioned on tuesday after it was revealed that 12 hour delay between the first sighting and the response. earlier, we spoke to a spokesperson from the huntington beach conservancy which says the impact has been aren't the local wetlands. the good thing for us, the agencies worked really fast once everybody was notified, and we had just conducted a drill nine months ago on how to shore up our wetlands and we did that within six hours of being notified. and then the second thing we did the following day, we actually closed our inlet to stop contaminated saltwater
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from coming into the marshes, so it is now contained in a locked environment of 127 acres, it makes it a lot easier for us to clean because we are not getting contaminated water on a daily basis. the checkers prime minister will ask voters for another four years, one are the biggest and richest man, has been mired in scandal and fresh allegations as weekend that he gives offshore companies to buy properties on the french riviera, something he says did not break any laws. rob cameron reports from prague. for decades, this is been czech republic's most notorious highways, known for shaking surfaces and frequent accidents but nowjust before the elections, andre babbage, with a little help from the eu structural funds has fixed a little help from the eu
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structuralfunds has fixed it. translation: we structural funds has fixed it. translation:— structural funds has fixed it. translation: we are fulfilling what we promised, _ translation: we are fulfilling what we promised, we - translation: we are fulfilling what we promised, we are - what we promised, we are building motorways and yes our critics will say we're doing this because of the elections but i think that presenting the fruits of our labour is nothing to be ashamed of.— to be ashamed of. however, trumpeting _ to be ashamed of. however, trumpeting his _ to be ashamed of. however, | trumpeting his government's achievements will not be enough to win a majority in parliament. he will need coalition allies, possibly on the far right, and they want a referendum on leaving the eu, which has helped pay for all of these new motorways, a prospect that fills some people with dread, even though being czechoslovakian, they are still ready to poke fun at it. our reneral ready to poke fun at it. our general concern _ ready to poke fun at it. our general concern is - ready to poke fun at it. our general concern is that - ready to poke fun at it. oi" general concern is that we will be pushed more into the russian severe, and i do not want this
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because i remember the russian occupation and it was not pretty and it was not fun. opponents have seized some french revelations he bought property on the french riviera using offshore companies and he says it was not illegal any pay tax on it, but he seems rattled. the notorious potholes and tail backs of these motorway are gone now and so it is a smooth ride for the nation's motorists but the man who boasts of getting the job done for them appears increasingly isolated and his coalition options are limited, so some people here are deeply worried at the direction he is willing to take this country in, especially when there is no clear idea of the destination. rob cameron, bbc news, prague. still to come, the nobel peace prize challenge, why the prize this year may be sending a
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message on global warming. this was a celebration by people who were relishing their freedom. they believe everything's going to be different from now on. they think their country will be respected in the world once more, as it used to be before slobodan milosevic took power. the dalai lama, the exiled spiritual leader of tibet, has won this year's nobel peace prize. as the parade was reaching its climax, two grenades i exploded and a group of- soldiersjumped from a military truck taking part in the paradel and ran towards the president, firing from kalashnikov automatic rifles. - after a37 years, the skeletal ribs of henry viii's tragic warship emerged. but even as divers worked to buoy her up, the mary rose
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went through another heart—stopping drama. i want to be the people's governor. i want to represent everybody. i believe in the people of california. this is bbc news, the top stories — european union leaders meeting in slovenia, tough talks on their place in the world, and relations with china and the us in the first gathering sincejune. china and the us in the first gathering since june. facebook tells the bbc _ gathering since june. facebook tells the bbc it— gathering since june. facebook tells the bbc it does _ gathering since june. facebook tells the bbc it does protect i tells the bbc it does protect its users' welfare, after whistleblower accused it of putting profits first. france has urged the european union to take strong action in a dispute over a post brexit fishing nursing issue. it has been threatened that bilateral cooperation between the countries could be at risk.
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fishing rights for european boats and the cool waters were a key stumbling block in the brexit negotiations, and the situation has not been used in the post— agreement well. paris is infuriated by london's refusal to grant what it considers the full number of licenses due to french fishing boats, allowing them to operate in british territorial waters. translation:— in british territorial waters. translation: ., �* ., ., , translation: great britain does not resnect _ translation: great britain does not resnect its — translation: great britain does not respect its own _ translation: great britain does not respect its own signature. i not respect its own signature. he added that he will bring this before the council and demand intervention. and not only that. translation: i and not only that. translation: , ., , translation: i say this only in front of you. — translation: i say this only in front of you, we _ translation: i say this only in front of you, we will _ translation: i say this only in front of you, we will question i front of you, we will question all of the conditions reached ljy all of the conditions reached by the european union and also, if need be, will question bilateral collaborations we have with the united kingdom and domains. it could include agreements between the countries in trade, borders, travel links or security. his words went down well with french lawmakers
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still angry over the uk's role in the security pact with australia and the us that sidelined france. britain has denied that it has not been playing there, saying that they didn't meet evidence required before brexit. an easy task for smaller boats. lord frost, the uk's brexit minister, denies the charges and says london had in fact been extremely generous to eu requests. arguments about fishing rights looks set to continue for some time, putting considerable pressure on an already strained relationship. a large opposition party has joined forces with two other parties with the aim of defeating the enemy, which has ruled the country for more than half a century and the next
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general election. the coalition will be known as the united patriotic front, with the aim to upset the party in power which won independence from portugal in 1955. angola is one of the richest countries in africa because of resources but a large part of the population still lives in poverty. this year's nobel prize for physics has been awarded to three scientist for the work to link to climate change. all of them have developed new methods in describing the complex systems that lie behind the phenomenon. one of the recipients urged governments to act to combat global warming. our planet is a way that is totally unprecedented. the ice caps are melting, the forests are burning, the coral reefs are burning, the coral reefs are dying and the air is often thick with pollution. the scale and seriousness of this crisis reflected in this year's
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winners of the nobel prize for physics. the swedish academy of sciences awarding it in two parts. firstly to syukuto manabe and klaus hasselmann for their work in modelling the earth's climate and reliably predicting global warming, and to giorgio parisi whose study of iron atoms cast new light on how the climate might change on a planetary scale. for all three men, it is recognition of a life's work, but there's more to it than that. translation: i to it than that. translation: 4' to it than that. translation: ~ ., ., translation: i think the award is important _ translation: i think the award is important not _ translation: i think the award is important not only _ translation: i think the award is important not only for- translation: i think the award is important not only for me i is important not only for me but for the other two because climate change is a huge threat to humanity, and it is extremely important that governments act resolutely and quickly. they spent decades in research, trying to grasp complex structures and decipher the way the earth is changing. they work giving us all information that we need everyone to combat global warming.
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i think the most important thing is i tried to help understanding why climate has changed, ben as it has been, and how it is going to change in the future. next month, world leaders will gather in glasgow for cop26, what has been described as a last chance to avert climate disaster. if they are to succeed, three nobel prize winners would have helped them be pointed in the right direction. time for sports news. hello, this is your sports news. we will kick off with the group stages of the women's european champions league with barcelona getting their defence off to an impressive start, thanks to a win over arsenal. barcelona made short work of the london side as two players, but them
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up side as two players, but them up ljy side as two players, but them up by half—time. then, the team that made it four. chelsea get their campaign under way on wednesday in group a. they face a team that they eliminated the last time they were out. the chelsea manager talked about how they moved on from losing to the catalans last year. it is the same for any loss you ever had, you know, you take from it what you need and then you discard the rest. i think you discard the rest. i think you don't get preoccupied on the losses are too long. i think the players, you have to ask them. from my perspective, i think we gained another year of experience. a third of the uefa semi—final legs take place on saturday.
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mancini's championship winners italy will be looking to extend their record of unbeaten matches to 37, stretching back to october 2018. retiring from basketball after a career lasting more than two decades and earning two mba titles, and gold with spain's team. the player won with the two litres twice and help spain win anna beijing and london, as well as in rio dejaneiro. the us open champion emma raducanu is getting ready for the indian wells tournament. she will be competing in her first tournament since winning in new york last month. the 18—year—old has received the wildcard into the second round and will play either maria or
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alexandra. while the more onejohn riemer is hoping to give fans something to cheer about when he defences title later this week. he is seeking a third win of this event, successor. not many people have been able to win three times in a row so i hope i can get it done. it would truly be an honour. it is coming back home that is important. it is very fun to play in front of the crowd, they are very golf—hungry in this country, especially after covid and the pandemic. they haven't really had the opportunity to enjoy many sporting events. i hope we can help with that. most policies our website. from me and the team, that is your sports news for now. scientists have identified the
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uk's oldest mid— eating dinosaur, the chicken psychically jet lived dinosaur, the chicken psychicallyjet lived more than 200 million years ago in what we now know as south wales and the bristol channel. but, the discovery nearly didn't happen because of a filing error, as our science correspondent report. roughly the size of a chicken, and existing roughly 10 million years before our more well—known dinosaurs such as the tear exam velociraptor were the tear exam velocira ptor were around. it would have had a long slide but otherwise a typical theropod walking on two legs, longtail and amount of sharp, serrated teeth. the clues to its existence had been hidden in the depths of the natural history museum since the 1950s. mistakenly filed alongside crocodile remains. there is not much of the animal. what we have is really fantastic. it what we have is really fantastic.— what we have is really fantastic. , ., ., fantastic. it is only now that the uk's _
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fantastic. it is only now that the uk's earliest _ fantastic. it is only now that the uk's earliest mid- i fantastic. it is only now that | the uk's earliest mid- eating the uk's earliest mid— eating dinosaur has been identified. it goes to show how fast the collections of the museum are. we have so many specimens. it isn't always straightforward. discoveries like this are rare but give us an important insight into the very early stages of dinosaur evolution. laura foster, bbc news, natural history museum, london. fascinating! something that i found fascinating today was looking at the latest list of the wealthiest a00 americans by forbes. donald trump, former president has fallen off the list but the likes ofjeff bezosis list but the likes ofjeff bezos is right up at the top. mark zuckerberg not far behind. i will be speaking to forbes soon about this list. what is interesting and is that we have some newcomers, multimillionaires, they are younger and in the cryptocurrency business. as i have mentioned, we will take a
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close look at what the uk prime minister borisjohnson will say today in his speech, and we will unpack further revelations regarding facebook. see you soon. hello there. wednesday looks like it's going to be a drier, brighter day for many parts of the uk. a vast improvement over what we saw on tuesday. the northeast of england was particularly badly affected by the rain. it was about a month's worth of rain falling in 2a hours. throughout the day, it was a pretty wet too across eastern parts of scotland. the low pressure that brought the rain and the strong winds is moving out of the way. we've got the next atlantic weather system coming in to the west and in between the two, a small window of drier weather and some sunshine. with clearer skies to start the day across large parts of scotland and northern ireland, pretty chilly out there. for eastern parts of england, there's more rain around still and it's lighter by the morning, the rain should move away. those northerly winds will gradually ease and the cloud eventually break up. we've got this slice of dry weather and sunshine,
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but western areas are going to be clouding over steadily and we've got some rain in the afternoon particularly across northern ireland. ahead of that, something a bit warmer than today across much of england and wales. it could be quite chilly in the evening with the clearer skies in eastern england and out to the west though, the cloud is coming in, thickening up to bring some rain into western scotland and that will tend to lift the temperatures, as well. as we head into the end of the week, it is a complete turnaround really because there is much warmer weather on the way and that is because the winds are going to be coming in all the way around the tropics and bringing in those higher temperatures, bringing in the moisture in the form of cloud and we've still got the weather front just draped across the northwestern part of the uk to bring some rain. that is mainly affecting northern and western scotland during thursday, some heavier rain for argyle and highland. some rain threatens northern ireland could be a bit of damp, drizzly weather across western parts of england and wales. brighter skies further east. but despite a lot of cloud on thursday, look at these temperatures.
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19 in belfast, could make 20 in newcastle, much, much warmer than it was on tuesday. the winds will be lighter for england and wales on friday, could be some fog in the morning through the midlands towards the southeast of england and lifting to bring some sunny spells, still a threat of rain in the northwest parts of the uk with some sunshine at times. and those temperatures again widely 18 to 21 c. the next question is how long will it last? saturday looks quite warm for many. some rain in scotland and northern ireland. as the weekend goes on, it will gradually cool down from the north.
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welcome to bbc news. i'm sally bundock. our top stories: borisjohnson will pledge to move the entire uk towards higher wage, move the entire uk towards higherwage, highs move the entire uk towards higher wage, highs gill employment but with the cost of living rising, will he win over the audience? facebook harms children, stokes division, the claims from a whistleblower and the shares go up. we get an expert view. and mark zuckerberg is among the world's richest. the latest forbes list is out and donald trump drops off for the first time in 25 years.

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