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president trump prepares to announce whether he'll pull the us out of the paris global climate change deal. he says his decision will "make america great again". he's coming under increasing international pressure to honour the commitment to cut greenhouse gases. we'll have the latest from washington. also this lunchtime. theresa may has promised that britain will become more prosperous after brexit, with enormous opportunities leading to "a brighter future". i am confident that we can fulfil the promise of brexit together, and build a britain that is stronger, fairer, and even more prosperous than it is today. tickets for sunday's concert to raise money for the victims of the manchester attack have sold out within 20 minutes of going on sale. go on then, kiss me.
and the actor roy barraclough, best known for his role in coronation street, has died at the age of 81. and in sport, ahead of theirfirst test on saturday, british and irish lions head coach warren gatland says there'll be a battle for the number 10 shirt, with jonny sexton set to start on saturday. good afternoon, and welcome to the bbc news at one. the us president donald trump is coming under growing international pressure to honour the paris global climate change deal. he's expected to announce this evening whether the us will withdraw from its commitment to reduce carbon emissions. china's premier said this morning that they will honour the agreement, and urged other countries to do the same, but donald trump has previously described climate change as a "hoax",
and an "american job—killer". our environment analyst roger harrabin reports. its coal that striving president trump away from the global climate deal. before his election he promised jobs for american minors. we are going to cancel the paris climate agreement. the president is now scrapping rules to clean up coal fired power stations, but will that work? his economic adviser gary coen says it won't. cole doesn't even make that much sense any more, he said recently. the president disagrees. my administration is putting an end to the war on coal. and the climate deal signed in paris represents exactly the sort of liberal internationalist and his
supporters despise. but the likelihood he will project but paris deal has been met with worldwide dismay. at the hay book festival, children are learning how solar power transforms african villages. president trump has scrapped funding for this sort of thing. as he promised, he is putting america first. after years of working together to get a consensus, when all the country is finally working together, we are now in a situation where the richest economy in the world is abandoning its obligations to the poorest people. it is those very poor people who will suffer. support for the paris climate deal stretches far beyond this tent. if the us pulls out, it will be on a list of just three the us pulls out, it will be on a list ofjust three nations not doing their bit for the climate, including tiny nicaragua and war—torn serious. it is obviously a very important decision as the united states is the biggest economy in the world.
independently of the decision of the american government, it's important all other governments stay the course. china, with its massive investment in renewables, is set to ta ke investment in renewables, is set to take over global leadership on climate, in partnership with the eu at theirsummit climate, in partnership with the eu at their summit tomorrow. india says it won't back down either. overnight, president trump said he would announce his decision on the paris deal today. but even in the president's own backyard, there is defiance on climate change. president trump cannot command science. he can't command the weather, he can't command the climate. the rest of the world is getting it. here at the hay festival, this installation is lit by solar power, clean energy is all around us. and if president trump turns his back on the paris climate agreement, he won'tjust be in raging other world leaders, he'll be potentially undermining america's own clean energy jobs potentially undermining america's own clean energyjobs for the future. our correspondent
barbara plett—usherjoins us from washington. he talked about this an awful lot during his election campaign, this is something he says he's promised. that's exactly right. it was a campaign promise to bring backjobs, especially coal mining jobs as we heard, the coal industry has been targeted by environmental regulations. it is a key part of his voting based, so that is the strongest argument for pulling out of the agreement by his advisers in the white house. there are other advises those who are making the other argument, saying the united states needs to keep the seat at the table, if it pulls out its going to damage credibility, and diminish its leadership. also, that business is moving in another direction, in the direction of renewables. mr trump says he is listening to both sides and later today we will hear what he decided. it's worth bearing in mind that if he decides to withdraw from
the agreement, that is a long process that could take 3—4 years. by process that could take 3—4 years. by that time we might have someone else in the white house who can again reverse this. in that period, the united states, the world's lard just economy and second largest emitter of greenhouse gases, going into the opposite direction of the rest of the world. with me is our science editor david shukman. if we get this announcement tonight, what does it mean? if he decides to ta ke what does it mean? if he decides to take america out of this agreement, politically it will be a blow. if you think that america is the world's biggest economy, under president obama, america and china together provide the nucleus, the twin pack at the middle of the paris climate agreement. if one of those is to leave, it's bound to have an effect and the risk would be that other countries who are a bit wobbly about it, like russia for example, could think it's time for them to leave as well. but actually in
practical terms what might it mean? for some of the countries taking part, like china, they have their own logic for taking part in disagreement. in china, the middle class are fed up with dirty air. the obvious answer to that is to move to renewables. one of the consequences is that renewables are now far cheaper than they used to be. for many countries it makes sense to go green, regardless of the paris agreement. i think even in america you're seeing more people employed industry than the coal industry, you're starting to see a shift regardless of the paris agreement. some people say it doesn't matter what trump does, this process of moving to a low carbon world will happen anyway. thank you. theresa may has tried to move brexit back to the heart of the election campaign, saying the uk will be more prosperous once it leaves the eu. in a speech in teesside, the conservative leader emphasised that brexit would lead to more jobs and opportunities for the country. while this afternoon labour leader jeremy corbyn is expected to warn
that mrs may's approach to brexit is "wreckless" and could harm jobs. here's our political correspondent leila nathoo on how the parties are pushing their brexit messages. she wants to move on, to dig herself out of the whole of last night's debate no—show, and on to the safer ground of brexit. a brighterfuture awaits, she says, but only she can get us there. i want us to work together to fulfil the promise of brexit too. because if we get brexit right, then together we can do great things. we can build a britain beyond brexit, that is stronger, fairerand beyond brexit, that is stronger, fairer and even more prosperous than it is today. but the liberal democrats think she would be taking britain down the wrong path. they claim the economy has already suffered, and there would be worse
to come. i think what people want to know is why on earth the conservatives want to pursue such an extreme version of brexit, which will not just take extreme version of brexit, which will notjust take account of extreme version of brexit, which will not just take account of the extreme version of brexit, which will notjust take account of the eu but also harm our economy by taking us but also harm our economy by taking us out of margaret thatcher's single market as well. had the party's approaches to brexit compare? after last night's debate, labour also want to talk about brexit today. jeremy corbyn says theresa may's approach would risk a jobs meltdown. i'm very clear that we will negotiate tariff free trade access to european markets so our manufacturing industryjobs are defended unsupported, and we have a growing economy as a result of that. brexit is the backdrop to this election and we've had plenty of sound bites and slogans from all the parties about what they would do. but there are still a number of u na nswered but there are still a number of unanswered questions on all sides, like how much of a divorce bill we would pay, what would be the
consequences of not agreeing a deal. britain's future outside the eu is beckoning, there's just a week left to decide who will be in charge. and let's speak to our assistant political editor norman smith. a sense that theresa may is really trying to get her key message across here? the area she is feeling co mforta ble here? the area she is feeling comfortable within brexit? there is no surprise mrs may wants to crank this election back to brexit. but i think is significant about today is a very different tone and approach from mrs may, a more optimistic, confident, upbeat vision of what life in britain will be like after brexit. suggesting will be better off and more prosperous, there will be morejobs, there will be more opportunities and we will be set free to become a great global trading nation again, and suggesting we will be a nation more at ease with ourselves. we'll be more confident, more united, a country
she says life with opportunities. what is going on? i think mrs may wa nts to what is going on? i think mrs may wants to give people a sense of better times ahead. of sunlit uplands beyond brexit. to date, her campaign has been a bit dour, there's been a lot of talk of hard choices, difficult decisions, huge challenges. inevitably people's shoulders tend to slump. it sounds as if we are going to have to spend time in the salt mines. now, mrs may trying to walk on the sunny side of the street. one other thing, almost no mention in her speech ofjeremy corbyn. in previous speeches there has always been a remorseless focus on his lack of leadership qualities, oi’ on his lack of leadership qualities, or his personality or his past political affiliations. today, almost nothing. what does that tell us? ithink almost nothing. what does that tell us? i think it tells us team may fear their remorseless attacks on mr corbyn may have actually backfired. thank you. 90 people are now believed to have
been killed in yesterday's bomb attacks in kabul, one of the highest—ever death tolls in the country since the taliban were overthrown in 2001. more than 400 people were injured. a suicide bomber, driving a truck filled with what police believe was around 1,500 kilograms of explosives, blew himself up close to the german embassy. willie walsh, the chief executive of british airway‘s parent company, iag, has defended the airline's handling of the computer failure which caused chaos for passengers worldwide. in his first television incident since the bank holiday incident he praised the way the crisis was handled. we know the cause of the problem. it was not an it failure, it was a problem caused by the failure of electrical power to our it systems. we understand what happened, we are still investigating why it happened, and that investigation will take some time. richard westcott, our transport
correspondent, is with me. what have we learnt from this interview? not a great deal more about what actually happened. they are sticking with this line that there was a local power surge, not an it problem but a power problem. why is that interesting? all of the it experts i've spoken to over the last few days, some of them former workers at ba, had said they are sceptical about that. they are sceptical whether a local power surge could wreak this kind of havoc. they know there are back—up systems in place but clearly didn't work. we aren't going to know for a while why this happened and they may never make it public. secondly, what was interesting, he defended the boss of british airways. this is a man who was criticised because he didn't do an interview for three days. he was criticised because virtually eve ryo ne criticised because virtually everyone i spoke to who was
stranded, then number one complaint was, we don't know what's going on, no one is telling us anything. he is being defended their by his boss. bearin being defended their by his boss. bear in mind this happened on saturday, there are still people on holiday now who don't have their bags. thank you. tickets for this weekend's one love manchester concert, organised to raise money for the victims of last week's terrorist attack, have sold out in less than 20 minutes. performers including take that, katy perry, and justin bieber are due to appear alongside ariana grande, whose show at the manchester arena was targeted by a suicide bomber. our correspondent frankie mccamley reports. a concert that less than two weeks ago didn't exist. but now acts from across the world
are making their way to the old trafford cricket ground in manchester to raise money for those affected by last monday's bomb attack. preparations are well under way here, getting the stage ready for ariana grande, who is going to bejoined by some of the biggest pop stars in the world. and with around 50,000 people expected here on sunday, it's hoped the concert will raise more than £2 million. which is looking likely, after tickets sold out within minutes of going on sale this morning. stars took to social media to say they'll be performing, sending their messages of support. while tickets are being reserved for fans who were at last monday's concert, susan and her daughter chloe said they won't be going. i wouldn't go there. i wouldn't go back. and i won't. i haven't registered for the tickets. because i know i can't do it. chloe was saying, "my dad says he will take us, if we get the tickets." but deep down i know she doesn't want to go, i know she can't do it. if she doesn't come back then i've missed that opportunity to see her again,
but it's like, i want to go but i don't want to in case anything happens. despite vina's reservations, she says she will attend. i think it's definitely very brave of all the artists that are coming. it's a great thing to show respect to the ones who unfortunately passed away and also to their families, and even people who were there. i am very scared. i mean, you never know what's going to happen. when i was there on monday i was like, well, nothing's going to happen, but then it did. while security is being stepped up, with those going asked not to bring bags, it will no doubt be an emotional event following a tragedy that's affected so many. frankie mccamley, bbc news, at old trafford. the time is 1:17pm. our top story this lunchtime. president trump is coming under increasing international pressure, as he prepares to announce whether he'll pull the us out of the paris global climate change deal. and still to come. commentator: down the track. lovely!
bangladesh are turning the screws on england's bowlers at the oval, in the opening match of the champions trophy. and coming up in the sport on bbc news: it looks like antoine griezmann won't be going to manchester united after all. sources say the clubs' interests have cooled. now, we probably all know we should be paying into a pension these days — the picture has changed dramatically since pensions were introduced for men in this country in the early 1900s. as part of our election coverage, we're looking at the bigger picture around the world of work. a report earlier this year suggested that a worker who is under the age of 30 today might not get a pension until they're 70. as the cost of pensions — and the number of pensioners — continues to rise, what will be the impact of living longer?
our personal finance correspondent, simon gompertz, is at a retirement village in birmingham. iamat i am at the hagley road retirement village in edgbaston in birmingham. it is home to around 300 mostly pensioners in 240 flats. some of them are owned, some are rented. amongst those people most of them will have reached state pension age at 60 for women and 65 for men and thatis at 60 for women and 65 for men and that is all changing. there is talk about it being 70, as you say, for today's young people. i've been around birmingham looking at the state pension age issue and it has involved looking at the very beginnings of pensions. this was the first time people picked up the state pension, 1909. it was just £27 in today's money. we're not going back to that, but the talk is we will return to anotherfeature, you had to be much older. we've managed to track down, in the west midlands, a very rare example of an old—age
pension orderfrom 1909, the first year. you take this in each week to the post office, and cash in your five shillings. but you'd only qualify if you were over 70 years of age. that's what we could be going back to. so, could people now in their 20s, and their kids after them, have to wait until 70 as well to get the pension? that's a projection which was made for ministers in march by the government actuary‘s department, because lifespans are growing with every new generation. i think everyone's living longer now, aren't they? so they're pushing it out, getting people to work a bit longer. his generation are probably going to have to work even longer, aren't they? i'm a nurse, and i know that i wouldn't have worked on the wards until i'm that that age. i'm quite conscious that i'm paying as much into my pension currently as i possibly can, because, like you say, i might have to wait until i'm a lot
older before i actually get that. the projection was that someone like louise, who is 27, could have a pension age of 70, yet still be likely to get the pension for the same proportion of her life as people who've retired in the last 20 years. gemma, who's 32, would be waiting until 69. karen, a 51—year—old grandmother, is already set to have 67 as a pension age. it's entirely realistic that today's 20—year—olds won't get a state pension until they're 70. i think the problem is that some people have a physical, stressfuljob. there has to be some mechanism which allows them to work part—time, and there has to be some mechanism which allows them to take a pension earlier than the state pension age, albeit a smaller, reduced pension. so, the younger you are, the more the pension age is on the move. the conservatives say they'll ensure it reflects increases in life expectancy. labour rejects changes beyond 66, it'll have a review. the lib dems stick with current policy, which means at least 68 eventually.
there's a law which forces the government to reassess when future generations can get their pension, so whoever wins the election will have to decide whether they dare make people wait until 70. simon gompertz, bbc news. the way that law is framed, every government of a normal length has to look at state pension age. that was underway before the election was called and ministers were going to make an announcement about it. it's been conveniently forgotten and put on one side because no politician wa nts to on one side because no politician wants to talk about the idea of making people wait until they are 70 for their pension but once the election is over and in the months afterwards, ministers, whoever they are, will have to look at the issue again at decide whether 70 really is an age they are willing to look at. thank you very much, simon gompertz. more of us than ever are shunning the traditional 9—5job in search of greater flexibility and, perhaps, control over our life. in the last ten years there's been a 50% increase in the number
of women who've become self—employed, and many of those are setting up small creative businesses. our business correspondent emma simpson reports on the changes in our working lives. i left school at 18, went straight into being a receptionist, front of house girl, but after having my daughter itjust house girl, but after having my daughter it just became house girl, but after having my daughter itjust became impossible to kind ofjob will work and home life. sound familiar? she managed to find a creative solution, she's just started her own business at her home in ilkley selling imitation flowers online. we want to be there for the school run and we want to be there for the parties and the playgroups and play dates and everything. but we also want to work as well and have a sense of self and to give our skills back into the workforce.
small creative businesses like this one may often start on the kitchen table, but they're flourishing. according to new research they make up according to new research they make up one in 40 businesses in the uk and women on nearly a third of them generating some £3.6 billion for the uk economy. there are thousands of women just like dani turning their back on the traditional 9—5job in search of flexibility and to gain more control over their working lives. and technology is a big help. it allows laura hutton to work where ever she may be. she's learned new digital skills too to become a self—employed social media manager. yeah, well, i've never actually met my boss. i work within the marketing department and i don't know the head of the department. that is a bit unusual. i've had the office job and
i'mjust unusual. i've had the office job and i'm just not interested any more, i like the fact it doesn't matter what i wear, or whether or not i brushed my hair that morning. for us to be able to shoot their products and put them in front of customers... this boss says traditional workplaces need to adapt and he runs an online marketplace for small businesses, which has grown 50% in the last ten yea rs. which has grown 50% in the last ten years. these are life choices. last years. these are life choices. last year we had 20 businesses that made more than £1 million with us and 17 of them were founded by women so this is a genuine way to make a business. dani has not regretted her choice. it's early days but she hopes she is finally managed to get the balance right. emma simpson, bbc news, ilkley. the ulster unionist leader robin swann says his party is strongly opposed to granting special status to northern ireland in the brexit talks. he said such a move would be a "back door" to a united ireland. launching the party's manifesto, mr swann said special status would weaken northern ireland's
place in the union. he also dismissed nationalist calls for a border poll as "nonsense". i nor my party will tolerate any attempt to undermine the principle of consent. there can be no border in the middle of the irish sea. there can be no passport checks for citizens of northern ireland arriving. all of our energy should be focused instead on the brexit negotiations and getting the best for our people. england are taking on bangladesh at the oval, in the opening match of the champions trophy one—day international tournament. after winning the toss england put bangladesh into bat. a short while ago they were 241—2. here's patrick gearey with the latest. getting into big sporting events is, by necessity, a slower process these days. hanging around is part of the game. bangladesh fans do it artfully. england fans patiently.
after all, they're used to waiting. well, england actually hosted the first international one—day tournament back in 1975, and this is their 19th attempt at actually winning one. but there's enough buzz about this side that maybe, finally, this is the one. but bangladesh ended england's last attempt at the cricket world cup just two years ago. if anyone needed a reminder of that, they'll fill you in. eventually, england found a cure for the flashbacks, soumya sarkar caught in the deep. not long after bangladesh lost that wicket, england lost a bowler — chris woakes off with a side strain. more work for those who remained, so liam plunkett had reason to thank mark wood for going out of his way to help rather spectacularly. for the most part, england's fielders spent their time chasing, and sometimes even that was pointless, once tamim iqbal got going. this is where captains earn their money. the challenge, to dismantle the platform bangladesh were building.
it can be frustrating work. but nobody said it would be easy, or particularly friendly. patrick gearey, bbc news, at the oval. the actor roy barraclough has died, at the age of 81. he was best known for playing the rovers return landlord alec gilroy in coronation street — and for performing alongside les dawson. our arts correspondent david sillito looks back at his life. i will have it seemed to. roy barraclough was alec gilroy for more than 30 years, the tightfisted theatrical agent. elizabeth and alexander... and running britain's best—known northern pub, the rovers return. alec was good at looking after the pennies and a bit short on romance. go on, kiss me. julie goodyear who played his wife said she was devastated, she treasured the lives they shared, they were, she said, just like a married couple. i can't take you anywhere. i nearly had a flush. his other
long—running tv role was another on—screen double act in which he played cissie, the slightly more refined friend of les dawson's ada. new guinea, newjersey, new york, new guinea, newjersey, new york, new zealand, where do you want to 90, new zealand, where do you want to go, chuck? new brighton! he left coronation street in the late 90s but continued to act, here in last in halifax. delhi verran of but i'm with ali, disappointed. only last year as mr granger in a one—off return of are you being served? . mr granger, are you free? not at the moment, captain peacock, but i've just heard there's and under 21s italian football team on the ground floor, so i'm just rearranging my underwear. laughter roy barraclough will be remembered best for his many years on coronation street. he brought many
laughs and even alec gilroy had his heartfelt moments. i love you, rita. alec... heartfelt moments. i love you, rita. alec. . . and heartfelt moments. i love you, rita. alec... and i want you to marry me. i know i have no right for you to feel the same especially after what was said tonight. after all, i'm just elderly man with any good years left in him long since gone. the actor roy barraclough, who's died at the age of 81. let's turn our attention to the weather now at tomasz schafernaker. the weather has turned across north—western parts of the uk, the great sky behind me is coming in from our weather watcher in the highlands in nairn. gloomy skies on and off through the day and there is rain around. the weather is not so bad across wales, some sunshine here, a bit hazy, though, the best of the weather clear blue skies in essex. today, the 1st ofjune, marks