this is bbc news. i'm gavin esler. the headlines at 10. theresa may will be the first world leader to meet president trump when she travels to washington on friday — trade, nato and brexit are on the agenda. whenever there was something i find unacceptable and will not be afraid to say it. after hundreds of thousands took to the streets in protest against the new president — the white house accuses the media of dishonestly reporting the size of the crowd at his inauguration. we had a massive field of people, you saw that, packed. i get up this morning and turn on one of the networks, and they show an empty field. the ministry of defence says it has absolute confidence in the uk's nuclear defence system after reports that a trident missile test went wrong. also in the next hour — calls for more to be done to encourage women to have smear tests. a charity says health officials in england are not doing enough — more than a million women didn't respond to the invitation last year.
the gambia's defeated leader — yahya jammeh — flies into exile, 22 years after taking control of the west african state in a coup. and world number one andy murray crashes out of the australian open after a shock defeat in the fourth round. good morning and welcome to bbc news. the trump administration has announced that theresa may will be the first foreign leader to meet the new us president at the white house. they're expected to hold talks on friday and trade, nato and brexit are expected to be on the agenda. the prime minister has been speaking to the bbc‘s andrew marr show and with me is now
to get more on this is our political correspondent, susana mendonca. she was asked directly about the issue of women. he saw that a massive protest yesterday. theresa may has docked in the past about how some of the comments he made a unacceptable. she was asked about challenging donald trump on that. she would not be drawn on whether she would raise the issue but she said asa she would raise the issue but she said as a female, so she would be the first person is a world leader to have a meeting with donald trump after his inauguration and said she would push on the matter is that mattered to her. i body said that some of the comments donald trump is
made in relation to women are a cce pta ble made in relation to women are acceptable and some he has for himself. i think the biggest statement that will be made about the role of women will be that i will be there as a female prime minister talking to him, directly talking to him about the interest we share. i have a track record. if you look at everything i've done terms of defending the interests of women and modern slavery and domestic violence i am proud to be only the second female prime the conservative party has putting female prime ministers here. i will be talking to donald trump about how we can build on the special relationships. the special relationships. the special relationship allows us to see when we do not find things acceptable. whenever that is something that i find unacceptable will not be afraid to say that to donald trump. one of
theissues to say that to donald trump. one of the issues she does plan to discuss with donald is nato. there is some concern about whether donald trump is committed to nato. theresa may says she will discuss with the importance and value of nato and thatis importance and value of nato and that is some discussion about how much money countries in europe should be putting into nato. she's talking about the 2% gdp figure. she will raise that issue with them and other areas about foreign policy and about terrorism and syria and issues that donald trump wants to talk about. i have spoken to him about natal. nato is an important and is very important and has been the bulwark of our security hearing europe and we work together in natal. we have both made the point about contributions made by other countries. the editing is spending 296 gdp
countries. the editing is spending 2% gdp on defence. i believe that is important. do you agree with what he says about other nato countries not paying their way? there are other nato countries that are also paying 296 nato countries that are also paying 2% of gdp and others at are working towards doing it. what is important is that we recognise the value of nato which she dies. we recognise the value of nato as an organisation which is helping us to defend europe and interest of all those allies that are in natal. —— neato. —— nato. most people in britain will be adjusted in trade. i think the very fa ct adjusted in trade. i think the very fact that she is the first international reader to have this meeting is that trump is more keen than barack obama said britain would be at the back of the queue. donald trump said he is very pro—uk and
wa nts trump said he is very pro—uk and wants the uk to make a success of brexit. theresa may will be speaking to him about that issue. meeting donald trump strengthens her hand. if she can show that that is a special relationship with the united states who she potentially will have a good trade deal with the united states that helps. the question is really whether donald trump wants to have a trade deal that benefits the us are benefits britain and that will probably a bit of board. in terms of the discussion which is going to have it would be sitting at a trade deal as yet because they can't engage in having any pen on paper. she has expressed and remark that trade will be one of her focuses. myself and people around me have spoken about the importance of trade agreement with united kingdom. —— donald trump and those around of
spoken of it. i expect to be able to talk to him about that alongside other issues will be discussing with them whenl other issues will be discussing with them when i in washington. i think free trade is important around the world and i believe globalisation is important andl world and i believe globalisation is important and i believe it does bring economic benefits to our but we do need to make sure that those economic benefits and that prosperity is spread across the whole of the uk. he is a republican president who leads the world's strongest public that he seems to be quite a royalist so perhaps there will be a reciprocal visit where he will be a reciprocal visit where he will be a reciprocal visit where he will be at windsor buckingham palace and her majesty will do the honours. you certainly get that sense and theresa may said she would welcome him if he came down to buckingham palace to establish when any kind of state visit would happen. that has been a lot of speculation about how he would want to perhaps play golf at balmoral. as well as being a royalist he also likes churchill quite a lot and so i suggestion that perhaps could be taken on a tour of
the churchill war rooms with boris johnson. we will certainly expect there to be a reciprocal visit. donald trump is my to do things by halves and get the sense that he will want to make any kind of visit to britain bigger and better than previous american presidents. so we can expect that if theresa may will be visiting him first. he might not find the decor at buckingham palace quite what it used to. not enough could perhaps. —— are not enough gold to perhaps. a series of protests were made against donald trumps inauguration and attacks by the administration on the media. crowd: hey, hey! ho, ho! donald trump has got to go! in the nation's capital, they have rarely seen a rally quite like this.
not since the vietnam war have so many people come together, in defence of women's rights and minority rights, liberties these people believe could be imperilled by the presidency of donald trump. the man himself was visiting the headquarters of the cia whilst that rally was underway, less concerned about secrets, it appeared, than crowd sizes, in particular reports of the attendance at his inauguration the previous day. i made a speech. i looked out, the field was... it looked like a million, 1.5 million people. they showed a field where there were practically nobody standing there. that theme was echoed in an unscheduled news conference a short while later. before confirming that britain's theresa may would be the first foreign leader to visit president trump, the new white house press spokesman railed against reports that mr trump had failed to attract as large a crowd to his inauguration as barack obama. this was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period.
these attempts to lessen the enthusiasm of the inauguration are shameful and wrong. official estimates of crowd sizes are not released, but aerial photographs appear to contradict the trump administration's assessment. nonetheless, mr spicer, in his first briefing at the white house, went on to issue a thinly veiled threat to reporters covering the trump presidency. we're going to hold the press accountable, as well. he will take his message directly to the american people, where his focus will always be. size clearly matters greatly to donald trump, and regardless of the inauguration crowds, the crowd at yesterday's protest was so large that a march on the white house proved impossible, because there were so many people present. it is a question of which will ultimately prove the most unpalatable to the new administration, the messenger or the message. we have a new programme called the
brexit effect on monday at 7pm. and also deals with the united states. it is on and 7pm. the ministry of defence has insisted it has full confidence in the trident nuclear defence system, despite reports that a rare test—firing went wrong last year. the sunday times says a missile fired from a submarine in the atlantic ocean veered off course and in the direction of the united states. the rocket was not armed. the prime minister said she had at trust in the system. when i made that speech in the house of commons i was talking about whether or not we should really knew our trident and whether or not we should have these missiles as an independent nuclear deterrent in the future. i
think we should defend our country. i think we should play a role in nato. jeremy corbyn thinks we should not defend our country. did you know about this when you were talking in the house of commons was marked the issue was whether we should renew trident and look to the future and have a replacement trident. that is what the house of commons voted for. i believe in defending our country. jeremy corbyn voted against it and does not want to defend their country with an independent nuclear deterrent. a charity says many local authorities and clinical commissioning groups in england are doing too little to encourage women to have smear tests. jo's cervical cancer trust found embarrassment and worries about pain were putting many people off. our health reporter, smitha mundasad has the details.
a smear of lipstick to encourage women not to ignore their smear tests. they are offered to women aged 25 to 64, to help prevent cervical cancer. last yea r‘s campaign drew celebrity support, from the model cara delevingne to reality star lauren pope, and the charity behind it says this year their message has never been more important. at the moment, in england, for example, the number of women who attend cervical screening is at a 19—year low. that is hugely concerning, because if it carries on, we are going to see more women diagnosed, we are sadly going to see more women passing away, and we just don't want that to happen. the charity's latest survey suggests half of women aged 25 to 29 have put off getting a smear test. the reasons — more than a quarter said they were too embarrassed, a similar numbersaid they were worried about pain, and almost one in ten said they had never had the test at all. nhs england says it is particularly worried about the fall in young women getting smears in the last few years,
because that has been linked to a rise in women under 35 getting cervical cancer. it says it is working on projects to encourage more young women to take up the tests. long delays in assessing the needs of patients are fuelling a bed—blocking crisis in hospitals, according to the watchdog, healthwatch england. research seen by the bbc‘s 5 live investigates programme, suggests many social care assessments are not happening within the recommended time of six weeks. the department of health has said it is investing nine hundred million pounds of additional funding into the system over the next two years. theresa may will be the first world leader to meet president trump president trump when she travels to washington on friday.
the white house accuses the media of dishonestly reporting the size of the crowd at his inauguration. the ministry of defence has insisted it has full confidence in the trident nuclear defence system, despite reports that a rare test—firing went wrong last year. sport now...and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre britain's andy murray is out of the australian open. he lost to germany's mischa zverev in 4 sets. with last year's winner novak djokovic already out , many observers saw it as murray's best chance to win his first title in melbourne. he's made the final on five occasions. paul garrity reports on a missed opportunity for the world number one... dan evans' run is also over , after he lost to 12th seed jo—wilfried tsonga. evans had knocked out world number seven marin cilic and then being box office number one,
the scene was set for andy murray to finally become the australian open champion. zverev, the world number 50, dreamt a different end to the tale. the british number one was sent home after three and a half hours and four gruelling sets. it was one set apiece going into the third, but at this point the momentum swung in the german's favour. murray was seemingly running out of ideas. the world number one was asking questions at the net. zverev, a serve and volley specialist, had all the answers. murray is a specialist in dealing with adversity and wasn't about to concede just yet. but zverev and his superb net play frustrated murray. the german felt like a superstar. but zverev and his superb net play frustrated murray. the german felt like a superstar. so to the final act, one which zverev will always remember. for murray, this wasn't where the story was supposed to end. tough and long march and it was hot out there. he plays a game style that not many players play these
days and played extremely well and especially at the end of the match. he came up with some great stuff and had really good volleys and pick—ups and reflexes and was really good up there so he deserved to win. it was a tough one to lose. dan evans' run is also over , after he lost to 12th seed jo—wilfried tsonga. evans had knocked out world number seven marin cilic and then bernard tomic to reach the fourth round of a grand slam for the first time. but the frenchman was too good. despite taking the first set on a tie break, evans lost the next three. tsonga goes through to face us open champion stan wawrinka for a place in the semi—finals. after an excellent tournament , evans will climb from 51st to 45th in the world rankings. there are highlights from melbourne on bbc two from 5.15. england's cricketers have already lost the one day series against india so there's little more than pride to play in the final match in kolkata after being put into bat, england have made a positive start on a tricky pitch.
sam billings and jason roy added 98 for the first wicket, with roy making his third consecutive half century — but the surrey man has just departed for 65 — bowled by ravi jadeja. jonny bairstow and all and morgan had rebuilt. a short time ago, england were 185 for 2. premier league leaders chelsea could end today as much as nine points clear at the top of the table. they play hull later. arsenal will move up to second if they beat burnley. today's lunchtime kick—off sees southampton host leicester. that's all sport for now. i think it is important to stay focused. two teams and difficulties in the same position in the premier league. leicester and ourselves want
points and it is important to have good consideration about this. you can keep up to date with all those stories on the bbc sport website. theresa may will become the first foreign leader to meet the new us president in washington. conservative mp, nadhim zahawi, sits on the foreign affairs committee and joins me now from central london. president trump has made it clear he wa nts to president trump has made it clear he wants to prioritise a bilateral deal with united kingdom when it is ready and he was to expedite that as soon as possible. i think the special relationship between our two countries remain strong. on the
foreign affairs committee we work very strongly together on security and defence and on cyber areas. president trump clearly sees prime minister may as a priority and it also shows his seriousness and inviting her as the first world leader to meet the white house. can we do leader to meet the white house. can wedoa leader to meet the white house. can we do a reality check on this trade your business? we cannot negotiate trade deals until we're out of the eu and who knows what will happen in those two years? it could be a hostile congress and maybe they will have their say on any trade deal. so to be at the front of a queue that begin for two years might be better than being at the back of the queue but it is not fantastic. it is certainly better at the being at the back of the queue. —— than being at the back of the queue. the prime ministers set up the department of international trade under doctor
liam fox to precisely begin the preparation into these trade deals. there are many countries, the united states will be top of our blessed, but china and india and new zealand and australia. i havejust but china and india and new zealand and australia. i have just come from turkey with the president was very clear that when he is ready he will wa nt to clear that when he is ready he will want to trade deal with united kingdom. you have to remember we are the fifth largest economy in the world and an important economy. to the united states we are one of their biggest investors so for mr trump it is absolutely crucial that he begins the process.|j trump it is absolutely crucial that he begins the process. i think it is only right and your viewers would only right and your viewers would only consider it right that our prime minister prioritises ukjobs and therefore does that preparatory work but also talks about many other issues. the middle east is important and europe and the ukraine and we have great ambassador and sack him direct. —— in sir kim darroch.
have great ambassador and sack him direct. -- in sir kim darroch. the male on sunday suggested the premise that tackle donald trump on sexism and misogyny. that does not seem likely, does it? as the prime minister said this morning she will be the be real premise that visiting the us president and part of any special relationship you have to speak honestly to your partners. she is ready said that any type of behaviour like the one supported during the presidential campaign is unacceptable so i think we will be able to have an honest and open conversation and that is what theresa may is good at. one of the strong points for britain is we do appear to have a very anglophile president in the united states who seems to like her royal family. presumably a reciprocal visit is on the cards at some point and perhaps a buckingham palace data bit more gold to bring it up to the standard of trump towers? one of the courses
that his mother sat in front of the television were the rest of the family were doing other stuff watching every royal occasion and being totally transfixed to the tallis coalition said. —— to the television set. trump clearly loved is very much and has already made investments in scotland fossey was a businessman. i can see a very strong relationship with united kingdom and i think we should encourage that. i think we should set aside all that stuff that happened in the campaign. he is now the president of the united states of america and we are benighted kingdom, the closest ally and that is important position. —— united kingdom. we should use that position to win trade. the contest to decide the socialist party nomination for france's presidential election will be reduced to two candidates in a first round of voting later. six men and a woman are taking part — they include the former prime
minister, manuel valls. a run—off will take place in a week's time. our correspondent hugh scohfield is in paris. he explained to me earlier. there are no clear front runners. there are no clear front runners. the polls give no guidance whatsoever because nobody knows who will be voting in this primary. it is open an enema can turn up if they signa is open an enema can turn up if they sign a bit of paper saying the broadly espoused values of the left. nobody knows whether that means that somebody will be from the hard left to keep out valls whether mainstream left will see him as the best candidate. arnaud montebourg or
benoit hamon are the two front runners for the left of them will probably go through. the centre-left in britain has been in disarray as it has been in france because polls for hollande have been particularly bad. whoever wins this primary is most unlikely to get very far in the actual presidential election. whoever wins this primary is fifth placed in the presidential race. we have the national front and the mainstream right but then you have two other characters who broadly call themselves left. on the ce ntre—left call themselves left. on the centre—left emanuel macron and at the far left another former socialist who is a very powerful and
charismatic figure whose ratings are far ahead of anyone in the actual socialist party. the socialist party, all focuses on it now, but they know they are in deep disarray and we're looking back to the 1960s for the last time that the polls we re for the last time that the polls were so bad for the socialist party candidate. back then it was the communist party that were the real bannerfor the communist party that were the real banner for the left and now the socialists, the actual party, this historic party this should be the bannerfor the historic party this should be the banner for the left is in such a sorry state that whoever wins this primary me to know to be fourth or fifth or sixth placed when it comes to the actual race. i wondered how many big waves are otherwise marine le pen made yesterday. there was a gathering of the far right in koblenz in germany and the dutch we re koblenz in germany and the dutch were there and tft from germany and the italians ——afd. she is saying
there has been brexit domino effect. the eu will go down. how is that reported in the french press christmas what she wants is re—emergence of nations and protectionism and france first. she feels that the tide is moving with her. it is arguable that she has a point that i think the big picture remains that the odds are stacked against. it is very hard to see marine le pen pulling off a donald in france and the best comparison i can see is with the commonest back in the 40s and 50s and 60s where you had a block of support which was a lwa ys had a block of support which was always up on the 25% range and an extremely important for us but everybody knew could never win
because that would was be too much ofa because that would was be too much of a majority against that when it came to the second round of elections and all these collections and france and in two rounds. —— elections in france are in two rounds. the defeated president of the gambia — yahya jammeh — has left the country he's run since seizing power in a coup 22 years ago. he had been refusing to step down despite losing a presidential election to adama barrow last month. some thicker cloud producing some few light showers. what it is cold enough it will fall as sleet and snow. after you wintry flurries in scotland's afternoon. document into much. northern ireland seeing some sunny spells. best of the sunshine
in east anglia. not a score that it has been in wales and south—west england. tonight frost developing again and some fog patches. dense and freezing fog patches going into monday mornings rush hour. there could be some problems. not everybody will see it but poor parts of england and wales as monday elsewhere across the uk and dry day and a variable cloud with some sunny spells that still feeling chilly. this is bbc news. the headlines: trade, nato and brexit are likely to be high on the agenda as theresa may meets donald trump in washington this friday. the prime minister says the important thing was to build on the special relationship.
i will be talking to donald trump about the issues we share and how we can build on this special relationship. it's a special relationship. it's a special relationship were we can talk about things that we do find unacceptable. the white house has accused the media of falsely reporting the size of friday's inauguration by insisting the crowd for the event was the largest ever. the ministry of defence says it has absolute confidence in the uk's nuclear defence system after reports that a trident missile test went wrong, weeks before a crucial commons vote on its future. one in five women do not receive the life—saving smear test because they are either too embarrassed or don't think testing reduces the risk of cervical cancer, according to a charity. the former president of the gambia yahya jammeh has left the country after agreeing to hand over power to adama barrow, who defeated him in a presidential election last month. andy murray's hopes of winning a first australian open title ended with a shock defeat by world number 50 mischa zverev of germany in the fourth round.