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this is bbc news. the headlines at five... 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 we are going to get on and do the 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. as world leaders meet in rome before the crucial cop26 climate summit, france says the row over fishing raises questions about britain's reliability. 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
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to dismiss the case. 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 to be sticking to the eu's trading agreements with the uk. the brexit minister, lord frost, has warned the uk could trigger dispute proceedings against the eu. earlier, the french president emmanuel macron accused the uk of backpedalling on its brexit commitments and said it raised questions about the uk's reliability. the dispute has threatened to sour relations at the summit, on the eve of the crucial cop26 climate meeting, as chris mason explained.
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yes, diplomacy by twitter thread on a saturday afternoon from the cabinet minister lord frost, so this is the guy who is responsible for the uk side around the implementation of the trade and cooperation agreement, to give it its fancy title, the brexit deal that was done between the uk and the eu. clearly there is a spat going on at the moment between the uk and france on fishing rights, access to each other�*s waters. quite spiky language from lord frost, saying the british government is now actively considering legal proceedings via the mechanisms 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 fishing applications that france has made for its fishing vessels
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have been accepted. 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 the european commission got involved. now, what has also happened today in the margins of thejoint 620 summit in rome, was the prime minister has met ursula von der leyen, the president of the european commission. they have talked about this, amongst other things, obviously talked about climate and the northern ireland protocol, another sticking point in the brexit deal. and a tweet by ursula von der leyen in just the last half hour, she is saying that the eu is actively engaging, intensively engaging, let me quote her accurately, trying to find solutions on the licensing of fishing boats. nothing more, though, on the specifics from lord frost from the european commission as yet. thanks to chris for that.
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a short time ago i spoke to anne mcelvoy, who's senior editor at the economist. i started by asking her what we should expect from the 620 summit, where this row threatens to overshadow events. it doesn't suit emmanuel macron to look like he is backing down on this. it is something that can be sorted out by revisiting different deals. the mood music around that is on the face of it very bad, but we also saw that laddish interaction with borisjohnson and president macron this morning — a bit of fist bumping. i think they know it is something of kabuki drama that is being carried out here. but it is not to say that it is particularly easy to come to a swift arrangement and the longer it goes on, the danger there is that it escalates and you have these 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,
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of course, among the leaders, and my guess is that 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, tempers can fray, and that is what we have seen. interesting. just finally before i let you go and answer your front door, the poor person that has been waiting there for a long time, just if we fast forward 36 hours, 48 hours and the summit is wrapped up, 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'd want to remember a great leap forward on climate change. it won't go anywhere near to sorting out the problem, which is vast and 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, that people will look back and remember this was the time, coming out of a pandemic, when the global community, warts and all, trade—offs and some exceptions, but more often than not,
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came to the table and went away with something substantial. i think they would think of that has progress. and i also think they would have something they would feel proud of for their memoirs and their children and grandchildren. that is the sort of mood and vibe that borisjohnson will want to put across in his first meetings and social gatherings. the prime minister says he's spoken to the queen this week and that she's "on very good form." on friday, 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". 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 back to 2019 levels. caroline davies has more. this was what mornings used to look like, but the commute
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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 54% of what they were and in london it's 41%. 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 commuters back on board. we want to work with
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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. son of bollywood superstar shah rukh khan has arrived home in mumbai after spending more than three weeks in jail in an alleged drugs case. 23—year—old aryan khan walked out of prison after being granted bail. earlier this month, police raided a cruise ship off mumbai, and allegedly found narcotics. the case has dominated media headlines in india, with some criticising the excessive coverage around his arrest, saying he's been singled out because of his famous family. aryan khan has denied the allegations against him.
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the prime minister says france may have breached the post—brexit trade deal in the row over fishing rights. he's expected to raise it with the french president at the 620 summit in rome but admits relations between the two countries are difficult. there's some turbulence in the relationship, if one of our partners decides to breach the trade and cooperation agreement that we've struck that's a matter we'll have to pursue. lawyers from prince andrew ask a new yorkjudge to dismiss a civil lawsuit against him. and scotland run in 10 tries, as they thrash tonga, in this afternoon's rugby.
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good afternoon. boris johnson says there is �*turbulence�* in the uk's relations with france as the dispute over post brexit fishing rights continues to escalate. france has threatened to block some british boats from its ports if the row over fishing licensces is not resolved by tuesday. the uk government says it could take legal proceedings against france. mrjohnson and the french president, emmanuel macron, are expected to discuss the fishing row tomorrow on the margins of the 620 summit in rome — from where our political editor laura kuenssberg reports. 0ld rivalries and fierce fights. rome's coliseum has hosted a few.
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but it is the uk and france this time both flexing their strengths. france threatening to disrupt trade if their boats don't get more access to fish the channel. do think that france is trying to punish the uk with this row over fishing permits? i think that the things that unite france and the uk are far more important than the things that divide us, laura. and i must say that we are a bit worried that france may be about to become in breach or is already in breach of the trade and cooperation agreement that we have struck.— the trade and cooperation agreement that we have struck. emmanuel macron is auoin that we have struck. emmanuel macron is going around — that we have struck. emmanuel macron is going around questioning _ that we have struck. emmanuel macron is going around questioning your - is going around questioning your credibility. we have some in the french ambassador into your office in london. what are you actually going to do? get in london. what are you actually going to do?— going to do? get on and do the thins going to do? get on and do the things that _ going to do? get on and do the things that matter _ going to do? get on and do the things that matter to _ going to do? get on and do the things that matter to both - going to do? get on and do the things that matter to both of i going to do? get on and do the | things that matter to both of us going to do? get on and do the - things that matter to both of us and make sure that we work together on tackling the issues that face the world. there is some turbulence in the relationship. ifi of our partners decides to breach the trade and cooperation agreement that we struck, then obviously that is a
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matter that we will have to pursue. the prime minister may want to play nice, but the french president and their other high—ranking friends, but if emmanuel macron goes further, that may not last. david frost wrote online that french rhetoric was problematic and troubling and warned the uk could trigger legal action. the fist bump isn't yet a dramatic punch—up over permits. borisjohnson has to use —— has much biggerfish to fry. betting big countries such as india and china to give up more cash and carbon than they have promised so far. you luke mccormack people are often very conceited about history. we think that we can be on a remorseless forward march when actually we can be actually conniving in her own decline and fall. �* ., conniving in her own decline and fall. ~ . ., ., , ., fall. and what we need to do is to ensure that _ fall. and what we need to do is to
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ensure that at _ fall. and what we need to do is to ensure that at the _ fall. and what we need to do is to ensure that at the summit - fall. and what we need to do is to ensure that at the summit next i fall. and what we need to do is to - ensure that at the summit next week, the world leaders come together. share the world leaders come together. are ou the world leaders come together. are you disappointed with what china has come forward with so far? big ro . ress come forward with so far? egg progress on overseas come forward with so far? e r progress on overseas financing but coal is a good thing. what china needs to do is find ways of making a more ambitious national agreement. they are not going to do that. they have published what they are going to do and it is not enough. if: have published what they are going to do and it is not enough.- to do and it is not enough. c where we can get — to do and it is not enough. c where we can get to- _ to do and it is not enough. c where we can get to- in — to do and it is not enough. c where we can get to. in september, - to do and it is not enough. c where we can get to. in september, you i we can get to. in september, you rate the chances _ we can get to. in september, you rate the chances of _ we can get to. in september, you rate the chances of success - we can get to. in september, you rate the chances of success in - rate the chances of success in glasgow. where would you rate them? 6lasgow. where would you rate them? i would say they are the same. look at that. �* g, , i would say they are the same. look at that. 1, ,_, ,., i would say they are the same. look atthat. , at that. boris johnson hopes he will make history. _ at that. boris johnson hopes he will make history, broking _ at that. boris johnson hopes he will make history, broking and - at that. boris johnson hopes he will. make history, broking and agreement to slow down the warming of the planet. to slow down the warming of the lanet. ., , ~ to slow down the warming of the lanet. ~, .. , to slow down the warming of the lanet. ~, .. planet. either cop26 succeeds or the dark a . es, planet. either cop26 succeeds or the dark ages, that's _ planet. either cop26 succeeds or the dark ages, that's what _ planet. either cop26 succeeds or the dark ages, that's what i _ planet. either cop26 succeeds or the dark ages, that's what i am - planet. either cop26 succeeds or the dark ages, that's what i am saying. i dark ages, that's what i am saying. he is trying to grow many dozens of countries. there is certainly no i emperor who can rule supreme. aside from climate change, the covid pandemic,
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and relations with iran are high on the agenda at the summit in rome. today the leaders urged iran to enter negotiations on its nuclear programme. 0ur north america editorjon sopel reports from the 620 in rome. 6ood good to go, and with that thumbs up from the american president, the biggest gathering of world leaders since coronavirus arrived could get underway. and everyone is relearning social etiquette. to mask or not to mask, unmask or shake hands, shake. and with everyone back in the same room, the host, the italian prime minister, made a tentative call to order. i minister, made a tentative call to order. ~ .., minister, made a tentative call to order. ~ , ., minister, made a tentative call to order-_ and i order. i think we can start. and after so long — order. i think we can start. and after so long apart, _ order. i think we can start. and after so long apart, he - order. i think we can start. and after so long apart, he urged . order. i think we can start. and after so long apart, he urged a | after so long apart, he urged a renewed commitment to working together. renewed commitment to working touether. ~ g, ., , , together. multilateralism is the best answer _ together. multilateralism is the best answer to _ together. multilateralism is the best answer to the _ together. multilateralism is the best answer to the problems i together. multilateralism is the | best answer to the problems we together. multilateralism is the - best answer to the problems we face today. in many ways, it is the only
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possible answer. from the pandemic to climate change to fair and equitable taxation, going it alone is simply not an option. the great set iece is simply not an option. the great set piece of _ is simply not an option. the great set piece of these _ is simply not an option. the great set piece of these occasions - is simply not an option. the great set piece of these occasions is - is simply not an option. the great| set piece of these occasions is the family photo, but then something unexpected happened. the men in white coats arrived. no, not to take them away, but to underline the role that ist responders have played since the pandemic took hold and how to speed up vaccine distribution to the poorest nations. borisjohnson is here to shake hands, yes, but also to twist arms ahead of the climate change summit in glasgow next week. there, thousands were out on the streets today ahead of cop26 getting underway. protest here in rome as well. the draft communiqu that has been agreed talks about the urgent need to keep global warming
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to 1.5 c. but for all of the words in this draft communiqu and there are a lot of them, it is very short on detailed commitments or concrete measures to limit carbon emissions. borisjohnson is going to have his work cut out in glasgow next week. let's go live to rome tonight — and our political editor laura kuenssberg — a time of intense international diplomacy with the 620 summit followed by the the climate change summit in glasgow yet the fishing row with france still grabbing the headlines. well, then, it is still dominating some people's thoughts because it's hasn't been sorted out yet and there seem to be increasingly strong feelings on both sides. yes, the french have made it clear that they are pretty sore about not in their view getting the kind of access that
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they should do to fishing in the channel, but on the uk side i think there is a sense of the uk threatening legal action, as suggested by lord frost, if any of france's threats where to turn into real, concrete actions, but at the same time don't forget how much is on the agenda here. as we were just hearing, world leaders have been talking about iran, the economy, how everybody gets their act together after all of the emergency and trauma is of coronavirus and for the british government at the very top of this list is this pressing issue of this list is this pressing issue of brokering an agreement that would look good, would mean something at the climate summit which gets underway now in less than 48 hours. that is very much a diplomatic distraction. there is no question about that, and it is not going to disappear anytime soon but it is not on number1 of the list of the very many issues that the prime minister has got to focus on. laura, thank you very much
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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. 0ur royal correspondent nicholas witchell reports. after months when he has appeared to want to ignore the civil lawsuit brought by virginia 6uiffre, prince andrew has now instructed his lawyers to fight to clear his name. the queen's 2nd son has been accused by virginia 6uiffre of sexual abuse when she was 17 years old and that's a minor under us state law. in papers filed in new york last night, the prince's lawyers have asked the court to dismiss the lawsuit or to require virginia 6uiffre to provide a more definitive statement of her allegations. the court papers state, prince andrew never sexually abused or assaulted virginia 6uiffre. he
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unequivocally denies these false allegations against him. the document goes on, virginia 6uiffre has initiated this baseless lawsuit against prince andrew to achieve another payday at his expense and that the expense of those closest to him. a 2nd argument advanced by andrew putnam at lawyers is that virginia 6uiffre is not entitled to bring a lawsuit against him. they claim she forfeited that right into thousand 9 when she sued this man, jeffrey epstein, the man who was said to have organised the sex trafficking. epstein took his own life in prison to years ago. he had been a friend of andrew, but the lawyers for the prince say that the 2009 included a clause which precludes virginia 6uiffre from taking any further court action. it will now be for the new york court to decide whether or not the case against the prince should be dismissed. the prime minister says he's spoken to the queen this week and that she is "on very good form." yesterday, buckingham palace
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announced the 95—year old monarch, would not undertake official visits for a fortnight. speaking in rome, mrjohnson said the "important thing" was that she had to follow her doctor's advice. i spoke to her majesty as i do every week this week and she is on very good form. she hasjust week this week and she is on very good form. she has just got to follow the advice of her doctors and get some rest and i think that that is the important thing that i am sure the whole country which is her well. the government's latest coronavirus figures for the uk, show there were nearly 41,278 new infections recorded, in the latest 24—hour period, which means on average, there were more than 40,859 new cases reported per day in the last week. there were 8,983 people in hospital with covid as of thursday. 166 deaths were reported, that's of people who died within 28 days of a positive covid—19 test.
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on average, in the last week, 157 related deaths were recorded every day. and over seven and a half million people have received their booster jab, this includes third doses for those with certain health conditions. with all the sport now, here's 0lly foster at the bbc sport centre. rugby union's autumn internationals are underway. wales have just started their match against new zealand in cardiff. scotland have already beaten tonga 60—14, kyle steyn scored four of their 10 tries at murrayfield. ben croucher reports. the warm account for the autumn internationals. they call it test rugby but the tongan intimidation soon turned timid. fresh faces aplenty for both sides, few fresher than rufus maclean with a deadly try. the 1st of many. twinkle toes near the touchline. a 2nd try 8 minutes after his 1st. so easy that
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they had a hat—trick by half—time. scotland were out of sight, just like george turner, hidden beneath the bodies. points racking up. the tongans are nothing if not tenacious and had a try of their own, only for scotland to respond with another. scotland to respond with another. scotland are firing already in the autumn. but the tests will come. leicester tigers have maintained their 100% start to the premiership season. the leaders beat local rivals northampton saints 55—26 to make it seven wins out of seven. nemani nadolo went over twice. there were also wins for wasps, bristol and worcester. chelsea are three points clear at the top of the premier league. reece james scored two of their goals in a 3—0 win at newcastle.
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nearest rivals liverpool drew 2—2 at home to brighton, and ten man manchester city lost 2—0 to crystal palace. arsenal are up to fifth in the table. emile smith rowe scored the pick of their goals in the 2—0 win at leicester. there were also wins for southampton and burnley. with rangers playing tomorrow, celtic missed out on the chance to move to the top of the scottish premiership. they were held to a goalless draw. dundee beat st mirren 1— 1. england's cricketers need 126 runs to beat australia at the t20 world cup. chrisjordan was the pick of the england bowlers in dubai with three wickets as they bowled australia out for 125 in their latest super 12 match. australia had been
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wobbling on 21—4. that england apply is just getting going and they are going along very nicely well on track to beat australia. you can follow that on the bbc sports website, where you'll find video highlights of the match so far, but that's all the sport for now. there's more throughout the evening on the bbc news channel. we're back with the late news. now on bbc one, it's time for the news where you are. 6oodbye. this weekend will be dominated by two areas of low pressure. this one has mostly cleared away eastwards, that will be followed by sunshine and showers. tomorrow we have a deeper area of low pressure to bring some wet and windy weather, and that will also be followed by sunshine and blustery showers into the afternoon. this is this morning's rain band pushing into the north sea, a brief bump of high pressure
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bringing all the sunshine, then this new area of low pressure which will arrive on sunday and bring very windy weather and further heavy rainfall. a chilly afternoon, cooler than the last few days, but still pleasant in the sunshine. this evening will be chilly under clear skies, most of the showers fade away, then this new area of low pressure will be hurtling into the south and west turning wet and windy here, with temperatures rising to 11 or 12 degrees. further north, could be really quite chilly, low single digits in some spots. don't forget, tonight the clocks go back one hour so you get the extra hour in bed, which will be pretty good news for sunday morning, as it looks pretty atrocious with this deep area of low pressure sweeping northwards and eastwards, taking its band of heavy rain northwards and eastwards during the morning. some of the rain will be really quite heavy with warnings in force, and the risk of flooding. the ground is saturated from so much rain recently. it will clear northwards, become confined to the north of scotland, then in the afternoon it will be
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very windy around southern and western areas particularly but there will be sunshine around too, with blustery showers across southern and western areas, with the temperatures just about making the mid—teens in the south and cooler than that further north. halloween evening will be a blustery one with lots of showers. northern and western areas have a greater chance of staying dry towards eastern england. this is sunday's low, it pushes northwards during the course of monday but it will bring a run of north, north—westerly winds, again quite strong feeding in plenty of showers to north—western areas, some merging together to produce longer spells of rain. there will be some sunshine around, where we could see highs around 13 degrees. otherwise it's a chilly day, nine to 11 further north. then things look like they settle down as we move deeper into the week, with a ridge of high pressure moving in, it should be sunnier.
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hello, this is bbc news. the headlines... 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. we are going to get on and do the 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. as world leaders meet in rome before the crucial cop26 climate summit, france says the row over fishing raises questions about britain's reliability. at the 620, the italian prime minister, mario draghi, calls for leaders to work together to solve the world's problems. lawyers for prince andrew claim the woman who's accused him of sexual assault is out for �*another payday�*
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as they ask a new york court to dismiss the case.

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