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no no this is bbc news the headlines at apm. borisjohnson warns the eu that french threats over post—brexit fishing licences are "completely unjustified". he says the dispute mustn't overshadow attempts to work on climate change. we are going to get on and do things that matter to both of us, and make sure we work together on tackling the big issues that face the world. there's some turbulence in the relationship. on the eve of the crucial glasgow summit on global warming, france says the row over fish raises questions about about britain's reliability. as the 620 meets in rome, the italian prime minister,
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mario draghi, calls for leaders to work together to solve the world's problems. the more we go with all our challenges, the more it is clear that multilateralism is the best answer to the problems we face today. we are going to get on and do things that matter to both of us, lawyers for prince andrew claim the woman who's accused him of sexual assault is out for another payday as they ask a new york court to dismiss the case. and new york prepares for a severe impact to its emergency services after a deadline to force first responders to get vaccinated, passes. good afternoon. borisjohnson has told the head of the european commission, ursula von der leyen, that french threats over post—brexit fishing licences are "completely unjustified". speaking in rome at the 620 summit, mrjohnson said france didn't appear
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to be sticking to the eu's trading agreements with the uk. the dispute has threatened to sour relations at the summit, despite calls for international cooperation on the problems facing the international community. here's our diplomatic correspondent, james landale. borisjohnson has come to rome not for the ceremony or the culture but for one overriding task — to convince other 620 countries to do more to reduce global warming, and that will mean not shaking hands but twisting arms, arms belonging to these world leaders whose economies produce 80% of global emissions. first, he will need to patch things up with his particular ally. president macron reckons britain is not allowing enough french boats to fish in uk waters, breaking the post—brexit rule book. the prime minister disagrees. we are a bit worried france may be about to become in breach or is already in breach of the trade and cooperation agreement that we struck.
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but france shows no sign of backing down in this fishing dispute. president macron told the financial times it was a test of britain's international credibility. there had been threats to restrict cross—channel trade. the french prime minister has asked the european commission for support, suggesting in a letter it should show voters that leaving the eu is more damaging than remaining in it. there is some turbulence in the relationship, i have seen the letter that you mention. if one of our partners decides to breach the trade and cooperation agreement that we struck, then obviously that's a matter that we'll have to pursue. for now, there were some smiles, the fishing dispute on hold as world leaders gathered to consider how best to tackle climate change, end the covid pandemic and get their economies growing after years of doing their own thing. people are often very conceited about history and about our civilisation. we think that we can be on a remorseless forward march when actually we can be actively
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conniving in our own decline and fall. what we need to do is to ensure that at that at the cop summit next week, the world leaders come together and make the commitments that are necessary. it's the first time these leaders have sat around this table for almost two years, and they have a great deal of work today. the more we go with all our challenges, the more it is clear that multilateralism is the best answer to the problems we face today. in many ways, it is the only possible answer. 6oing it alone, the italian premier said, was not an option but for these leaders that could mean some hard choices. let's stay with the dispute between france and the uk over post—brexit fishing rights.
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president macron claimed the row was a test of britain's credibility on the international stage. mrjohnson says he's puzzled by france's attitude. jean—marc puissesseau is the president and chairman of the ports of calais and boulogne. the problem is that some french fishermen are waiting for licences. about a0 fishermen waiting. 20 small boats. those small boats are not equipped with monitoring surveys in 2016 like that, which is a reference, and they cannot prove that they were fishing in your water. that is one point. this is very... ..very naughty to say that!
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and then we have 20 other boats which are above 18 metres. and for them, they need historical declarations in 2016, 2017 also. but the majority of them sold their boats in 2020, 2019, so they don't have this any more, they are new boats, so they don't have reference with the new boats. and they don't get a licence. so it is small things. it is so small economical problems in an ocean of things after brexit. this small problem will bring total chaos in the next stage. so i do hope in the weekend there is some resolution and agreement. between our governments. because from my point of view, i know the french government
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were asking to you to get these a0 licences for the french fishermen, and they don't get it. and then they have nothing david frost on a twitter thread has outlined the uk position and some interesting details picked out. he references the french rhetoric and threats, potentially leading to a breach by the eu of its treaty obligations. we have been in talks with the eu commission for weeks on fisheries and have granted 98% of applications, this is applications for french boats to fish in british waters, largely. some other interesting points he reacts to the comments made by the french prime
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minister, saying it is indispensable to show european public opinion that it causes more damage to leave the eu than to stay in, well, david frost from the uk is is very critical of those comments and he reiterates that these threats, if implemented by france, would put the eu in breach of its obligations under our trade agreement, so the uk side of that debate being expressed by david frost there. earlier i spoke to anne mcelvoy, senior editor at the economist. i started by asking her what we should expect from the 620 summit, and also the cop26 climate change summit in glasgow. well, i think really, the big staging of cop26 and the fact that boris johnson has put so much into this as a centrepiece of his term of office show that he is quite serious about it. i think what will be very interesting, once we have seen that interaction of the main players
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who have come to cop, and what are the terms of those who have stayed away, how are they going to try to arrange age? how are they going to try to engage? first he has to build the good mood, the story comes a bit across that in terms of french fishing right but broadly speaking, leaders have got to feel there is some buy—in politically for them to going along with this cop deal and doing it a bit on the terms that borisjohnson sets. when the technical teams come in, that is when the real wrangling will take place. if i win, who loses? 6overnments don't think in this way, even when it is on such an important matter as climate change. in borisjohnson's interview with laura kuenssberg, he was very keen to focus on climate change and the importance of taking action on that above everything else. coming back to the 620 itself,
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what other issues take your interest about what they will be talking about? the global economy is obviously the big one, how quickly can the world economy get back to scale? particular for developing countries, sorry, that's the door bell, sorry about that. but developing countries, particularly, need that growth, and where is that going to come from? how is that going to be driven on, and how does it fit with a green agenda? many ways you can assimilate economy and get production up doesn't always fit with the greening of the economy where your reward is much further down the line, and that is really difficult for governors to sell to their electorate. a fascinating issue, we have a programme element on the nose channel, an interview with arnold schwarzenegger, pointing out the size of the california economy and the fact that they had some of the strictest environmental regulations, he very much pointing out it can be hand in hand,
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it is a bit of a challenge but it can be done, that was certainly his perspective. so we have the global economy, we have that linking in. i do want to ask you about fishing, just because we have been covering it, so, what is your explanation, i suppose, it is hard in one sense, it's a question of giving out licences to a0 boats which is a very small number of french boats, things are very minor issue, but what i think it has exploded as much in the way it has? i think for a number of reasons. the politics of this, in terms of the electoral cycle in france, it is very difficult and it is not altogether surprising if you look at the way it sometimes british and french electorate cycles work is that at the moment it doesn't really suit emmanuel macron to look like he is backing down on this. it is something that can be sorted out, as most of these things can, by revisiting exiting deals. by revisiting existing deals.
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the mood music around that is on the face of it very bad but we also saw that laddish interacting with borisjohnson and president macron this morning, with the fist pumping, i think they know it is something of a drama that is being carried out here but that isn't to say that it is particularly easy to come to a swift arrangement, and the longer it goes on, the danger is that it escalates and that you have, you know, the sort of threats of things that could go worse in the channel. i think it will be sorted out, i think there is a bit of a linkage there to the northern ireland protocol, that is also up for discussion, of course, among the leaders, and i guess the fishing rights would be sorted, it would be so long and thanks for all the fish, but things can go wrong along the way, and tempers can fray, that is what we can say. —— what we have seen. finally, before i let you go and answer your front door, just,
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if you think, if we first forward 36 hours and the summit is wrapped up, the first 620 face—to—face, what do you think the world leaders will be happy for us to take away, for us to rememberfrom it? i think they would want to remember a great leap forward on climate change, it won't go anywhere near to sorting out the problem, which is vast in scale and will take years and decades to come to a better solution for poor old planet earth, but i think if this was seen as a bit of a moonshot moment, people will look back and remember this was the time, coming out of the pandemic, when the global community, warts and all, trade—offs and some exceptions but more often than not, came to the table and went away with something substantial, i think they would think that was progress. and i also think they would have something they feel proud of for their memoirs and their children and grandchildren, that is the kind of mood and divide i think borisjohnson will want to put across in those first meetings and social gatherings.
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let's take a look at the latest coronavirus figures in the uk. there were a1 278 new cases in the past 2a hours. 166 deaths were reported within 28 days of a covid test. 86.8% of people aged 12 and over have received their first vaccination; whilst 79.a% have been fully vaccinated. 7 million 56a a23 have had their third boosterjab. the prime minister says he's spoken to the queen this week and that she's "on very good form." yesterday, buckingham palace announced the 95—year old would not undertake official visits for a fortnight. speaking in rome, mrjohnson said the "important thing" was she had to "follow the advice of her doctors and get some rest". i spoke to her majesty, as i do every week, this week and she's on very good form. she's just got to follow the advice of her doctors and get some rest, and i think that's
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the important thing. i'm sure the whole country wishes her well. lawyers for prince andrew have accused a woman of trying to "achieve another payday" at the duke�*s expense. virginia 6uiffre says she was sexually abused by him as a teenager. prince andrew has always denied the claims, and has now asked a judge to dismiss a civil lawsuit against him. frances read reports. pictured together two decades ago, virginia 6uiffre claims prince andrew sexually abused her when she was just 17, a minor under us state law. they are allegations prince andrew strenuously denies and he has never been criminally charged. now his lawyers say a civil lawsuit against him should be dismissed. in a document filed to a court in new york they say that accusing a member of the royalfamily has helped 6uiffre create a media frenzy. it has accused her of trying to achieve another payday at prince andrew's expense, with the lawyers adding that sensationalism and innuendo have
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prevailed over truth. the legal team says the duke's sullied reputation is only the latest collateral damage of the jeffrey epstein scandal. prince andrew's lawyers say miss 6uiffre settled her civil damages claims against epstein in 2009 and as part of the agreement she agreed not to sue anyone else connected to him. the billionaire killed himself in jail in 2019 as he was held on charges for the sex trafficking of minors. francis read, bbc news. the headlines on bbc news... borisjohnson warns the eu that french threats over post—brexit fishing licences are "completely unjustified". but he says the dispute mustn't overshadow attempts to agree action on climate change. 0n the eve of a crucial summit on global warming, france says the row over fish raises questions about britain's reliability. as the 620 meets in rome, the italian prime minister, mario draghi, calls for leaders
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to work together to solve the world's problems. sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, it isa it is a busy day, let's start at murrayfield. it is a6 points to 1a for scotland after 75 minutes, two tries for rivers maclean on his debut for his country. that was just seven minutes in. and there was a hat—trick. 0verall, seven minutes in. and there was a hat—trick. overall, it has been brilliant attacking rugby from the home side. wales haven't beaten the
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all blacks since 1953 and will be without many of their best players are for either injured or playing for their clubs. nevertheless, it will be especially memorable for the captain who will become the most capped playerfor all time, overtaking macro now to the premier league, where the only match finished arsenal ——... 6abrielle scored the first in the fifth minute. he got his head on the end of a corner. and then a second on 18 minutes. that is how it finished, 2-0 to minutes. that is how it finished, 2—0 to arsenal. it was the keeper who was given the man of the match. he kept a clean sheet for his side and his manager was full of praise for him. he and his manager was full of praise for him. . , , for him. he made three big saves in the name for him. he made three big saves in
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the game and _ for him. he made three big saves in the game and when _ for him. he made three big saves in the game and when you _ for him. he made three big saves in the game and when you want - for him. he made three big saves in the game and when you want to - for him. he made three big saves in the game and when you want to winj the game and when you want to win matches in a row and have that consistency, you need players to perform at the top level. he is playing with a lot of composure. six. playing with a lot of composure. six other games in the premier league this afternoon. let's bring you up—to—date.
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there were five matches in a scottish premiership but ross county against hibs has been postponed after 2—macro heads players tested positive for coronavirus. now two cricket and england are taking on australia in the t20 world cup and despite both sides going into this match with a 100% record, it is england who are running away with it. they won the toss and chose to bowl. australia have lost five wickets already. david ball in the first to go for just wickets already. david ball in the first to go forjust one. steve smith also went for one. a few moments ago, australia were 191—5 after 16 overs. live commentary on
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the bbc. there has been one match already in the t20 world cup, south africa beating sri lanka. if you remember, there was an apology to fans when this player initially refused to take the knee. south africa needed 15 off the last over and two sixes from david miller saw them get over the line. they won by four wickets and with just one ball to spare. that's all the sports for now but you can keep up with all of the stories on the website. commuterjourneys are down by more—than—half compared to pre—pandemic levels, as many people continue to work from home. the railway delivery 6roup warns that lower passenger numbers are damaging city centre businesses. at the other end of the scale, leisure trips are nearly
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back to 2019 levels. this caroline davies has more. this was what mornings used to look like, but the commute is not back to normal. commuterjourneys are less than half the number they were before the pandemic. more of us are taking the train since the end of the summer holidays, particularly for leisure, which is back up to 90% of its pre—pandemic levels. but across the country, people are commuting less. 0utside london, commuterjourneys are only 5a% of what they were and in london it's a1%. while that's good news for holiday spots like seaside getaways and rural retreats, the worry is that fewer people coming in to city centres will damage businesses. fewer commuters will absolutely have a big impact on shops and other businesses in town and city centres. our research shows that £33 billion a year is spent by commuters when they travel. for us as an industry we're building backup services, we've introduced flexible season tickets, but we want to go further, we want to introduce tap in and tap out, automatic price caps all over the country for commuters — what you've got in london, because we think that will help get today's flexible
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commuters back on board. we want to work with the government to introduce that as quickly as possible. the government has spent billions keeping the trains running during the pandemic. it's also keen to get passengers back. the way we work has changed dramatically for many. how long could it take to persuade us back on board? caroline davies, bbc news. let's get more now on those comments from lord frost over the dispute with france on fishing. lets try and put those comments from david frost in context.— david frost in context. diplomacy by twitter friend _ david frost in context. diplomacy by twitter friend from _ david frost in context. diplomacy by twitter friend from the _ david frost in context. diplomacy by twitter friend from the cabinet - twitter friend from the cabinet minister lord frost. this was the minister lord frost. this was the minister who was responsible for the uk side on the brexit deal. clearly, there is a spatter going on at the
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moment between uk and france on fishing rights, access to each other�*s waters. quite spiky language from lord frost saying that the british government is actively considering legal proceedings via the mechanism set out in that international agreement if france goes ahead with its threats on tuesday of next week to crank up the diplomatic row, basically by making trade between the two countries that bit more difficult. the view from the uk side is that it is doing its part of the bargain, that 98%, lord frost says, of the fishing applications that france has made for its fishing vessels have been accepted, and it thinks that if france ratchets this up next week, it, and therefore the eu, will be in breach of the trade and cooperation agreement so it is looking at starting a mechanism that would involve lawyers from both sides to basically scale the whole thing up and would mean that the european
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commission got involved. what also happened today in the margins of the 620 summit in rome is at the prime minister has met ursula von der leyen, the president of the eu commission, they have dubbed about this amongst other things, obviously talked about climate and the northern ireland protocol, another sticking point in the brexit deal, and a tweet from ursula von der leyen injust the and a tweet from ursula von der leyen in just the last half hour, she is saying that the eu is actively engaging, intensively engaging, let me quite her actively, trying to find solutions. nothing more on the specifics from lord frost from the european commission as yet. frost from the european commission as et. �* . , ,, . as yet. and the french perspective earlier on. — as yet. and the french perspective earlier on, they _ as yet. and the french perspective earlier on, they have _ as yet. and the french perspective earlier on, they have 40 _ as yet. and the french perspective earlier on, they have 40 vessels i earlier on, they have a0 vessels that they can't, for various technical reasons, they bought new boats, things like that, couldn't prove their eligibility for the licenses, and the scenes on the face of it is a relatively small technical issue and the consequences are anything but small at the
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moment. i are anything but small at the moment. ~ ., , are anything but small at the moment-— are anything but small at the moment. ~ ., , ., moment. i think that is right and we should remember— moment. i think that is right and we should remember that _ moment. i think that is right and we should remember that the - moment. i think that is right and we should remember that the fishing i should remember that the fishing industry, whilst of matters hugely to those in it, it is relatively very small economically in the uk context. as you say, this is a technical row round rules but new rules on both sides are trying to adjust to these rules after a generation where both were bound into the european union. i suspect this, the flash point of this ilk was always quite likely at in the end, they will have to come to some sort of compromise and agreement, the key question is how far this ratchets up before it starts ratcheting down again. firefighting unions in new york have warned of severe staff shortages and risk to public safety as the result of the city's public employee vaccine mandate. the deadline for public employees including police, fire and sanitation passed at 5pm on friday, meaning staff that refuse the jab could be forced to take unpaid leave. the dispute between city officials and unions comes amid increasing
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legal challenges against vaccine mandates at the state and federal level. peter bowes reports. with rubbish piling up in the streets, new york is bracing for a showdown with its public service workers. a deadline passed on friday night for police officers, firefighters, refuse workers and other city employees to show proof they have received at least one dose of the covid—19 vaccine. police and fire unions have voiced opposition to the vaccination mandate, and they are warning of a looming exodus of staff not willing to comply. it could severely impact services. i am asking my members to show up for work, they took an oath to protect the lives and property of new york residents, and i am hoping the mayor allows them to work. the numbers of unvaccinated public workers is significant. according to the city of new york, 26% of the nypd, 33% of sanitation staff and 36%
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of the fire department remain unvaccinated. those that refuse now face the prospect of unpaid leave. despite the opposition, new york mayor bill de blasio says public health is the main priority. we will give you a deadline, it's the right thing to do, we have given incentives and time and voluntary opportunities, now we need this. we have a right to do it, every court has shown we have that right. attempts by unions have so far failed to block the city mandate. earlier there was a blow for those protesting compulsory vaccinations. a legal defeat at the hands of the conservative dominated supreme court, which rejected an appeal against a mandate in the state of maine town for public health workers lodged on religious grounds. both are the courts have repeatedly backed vaccine mandates for employees, but in another legal move ten republican—led states are suing the biden administration
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for going too far in insisting employees of federal contractors be vaccinated by december 8th. the lawsuit says it is unconstitutional, unlawful and otherwise. it pits americans against americans and it will only worsen the workplace shortage in supply chain issues hindering the economic recovery. public health versus individual freedoms, a row that goes to the heart of the american way of life. just as every day life was beginning to get back to normal. now, on bbc news, it is time for the media show. hello, it's been another bad week for facebook. on monday, the world's biggest news brands published a coordinated series of stories all based
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on whistle—blower frances haugen and her trove of leaked documents. so, how did haugen, a product manager, come to have such a strong media pr and support? and has anything new been revealed this week? and whilst facebook might be facing difficulties in the real world, that has not stopped them investing heavily in an alternative reality future. so what exactly is the metaverse? and how soon before we are all living in it? well, joining me to discuss all of that is my panel of guests. nicola millard is a presenter, writer and principal innovation partner at bt. nicola, what is a principal innovation partner and why does bt need one? good question, well, i used to be bt�*s futurologist and i got very tired of the crystal balljokes. i do have one, it doesn't work. but my role is i am part of bt�*s innovation team. i am here to innovate with and for our customers. very good. lauren 6oode is a senior writer at wired. lauren, you host the get wired podcast. what sort of thing does that cover?

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