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the first face—to—face meeting between president trump and the man accused of trying to rig his election, president putin. it is an honour to be with you. thank you very much. president trump's team say they secured a commitment from russia not to interfere in the us democratic process. outside the 620 meetings, protesters injure at least 160 police officers and torch vehicles. we'll be assessing the importance of this first meeting between trump and putin and what it could lead to. also tonight. back to court for the terminally—ill baby charlie gard, as specialists call for a review of the decision not to treat him. his mother is relieved. we're quite happy with today's outcome, and we're hopeful and that charlie might get his chance now. a delivery firm tells the bbc it will give its workers sick pay, if the government changes the law. the migrant families and their children camping without shelter in dunkirk, desperate to get to britain. game, set and match, murray! what a
way to finish! a rollercoaster encounter for the world no 1 at wimbledon. and coming up in sportsday on bbc news. stuart broad and moeen ali help give england the edge over south africa on day 2 of the first test at lord's. good evening. it was the most anticipated meeting of the g20 leaders at hamburg, that between president trump and the man accused of trying to rig his election, president putin. after an encounter lasting two hours, the trump team claimed to have secured an agreement from russia not to interfere in the american democratic process. the russians claimed they had denied any such interference,
and donald trump had accepted that. the us secretary of state said there had been a "very clear positive chemistry between the two men". our north america editorjon sopel reports from hamburg. it is hard to overstate the significance of this meeting. this handshake. two men with nuclear arsenals who could blow the world to pieces. two self—proclaimed tough quys pieces. two self—proclaimed tough guys who like to win. but today at their first face—to—face meeting, they were the epitome of restraint and respect. thank you very much. we appreciate it, president putin and i have been discussing various things andi have been discussing various things and i think it is going very well. we've had some very good talks. we will have a talk now and obviously that will continue. for his part, vladimir putin said, "i'm delighted to be able to meet you personally mr president and hope, as you have
said, our meeting will yield positive results". the meeting went on to nearly two hours longer than scheduled and they onlyjust made it in time for tonight's concert. they discussed ukraine and continuing western sanctions on syria, where it is said they agreed on much. president trump raised russian interference in the us elections. mr putin denied it, an assurance the russians assay was accepted by mr trump. —— russians said. foreign minister sergei rebrov said, "president trump said he had clear state m e nts "president trump said he had clear statements from mr putin that the allegations of meddling are not true and that russian authorities did not intervene and he accepted these declarations". aside from translators, the only other person at the meeting was us secretary of state rex tillerson. he briefed reporters afterwards off—camera and said the talks had gone well. the two leaders, i would say, connected
very quickly. there was a very clear positive chemistry between the two. there's a lot of things in the past that both of us are unhappy about. we are unhappy, they are unhappy. but i think, and one of the reasons it took a long time, i think, is because once they met and got acquainted with one another fairly quickly, there was so much to talk about. earlier, there was the family photo with president trump in the strange position of not being centrestage. but forget any headline of president marginalised. it seemed there was no shortage of leaders wanting to bend his ear and two black robe big topics, one trade, the other climate change. —— big topics. i was clear to president trump how disappointed uk was that the us had decided to pull out of the us had decided to pull out of the paris agreement and also clear that i hope they will be able to find a way to come back into the paris agreement. i think it is important for globally and i believe
it's possible. we're not renegotiating the paris agreement, that stays but i want to see the us looking for ways to rejoin it. this evening, the 20 world leaders had dinner together. the g20 has almost become a sideshow next to the main event, the first meeting between the leaders of russia and the united states. jon sopel, bbc news, hamburg. protests outside the g20 meeting in hamburg have continued unabated for the second night running. at least 160 police officers are reported injured. reinforcements have been drafted in, and cars and lorries have been torched. jenny hill reports. a city centre is now a battle ground. for 2a hours now, violence, chaos, fury, at donald trump, inequality, at the establishment. even the police here admit they do not have the resources to cope with this. not far from where we took these pictures, an officer fired
a warning shot at protesters. protesters have been playing a game of cat and mouse with police. clashes like this have been breaking out all over the city all day in an unprecedented 2a hours of violence. hamburg is in lockdown. city stations deserted, everyone a suspect. tonight, the clashes, the riots, the violence continued. angela merkel chose liberal hamburg, the gateway to the world, for this summit. it is a decision she may be regretting. jenny hill, bbc news, hamburg. well, let's return tojon sopel in hamburg to talk a little more about that meeting between president trump and putin. is this the first glimpse of a
resetting of american and russian relations? i think it might be a bit premature to say that, not because it is not what the two men want but particularly for donald trump, there are some serious political constraints. firstly, let's go through the meeting. it was surprising donald trump raised the issue of russian interference in the election. then he got the rejoinder from president putin that no, we didn'tand if from president putin that no, we didn't and if the russians are telling the truth, that president trump accepted that, then he is accepting the word vladimir putin over the word of his intelligence services, which is believed by a lot of people in washington. ijust dug out what the intelligence people said in washington publicly in january, "russia's goals were to undermine public faith in the us democratic process, then a great sense to clinton and harm her electability", and it goes on to say that vladimir putin knew all about it. there are a whole series of investigations going on in russia into russian meddling in the us presidential election. i think even
if donald trump wants to reset the relationship with vladimir putin, there will be constraints in washington preventing him from doing that. jon sopel in hamburg, thank you. the agonising legal battle over the future of the terminally—ill baby charlie gard has taken a new turn. great 0rmond street hospital has applied for a fresh court hearing on monday to assess new evidence about possible treatment for him. the courts had ruled that charlie be allowed to die rather than receive experimental therapy, as his parents desperately want. it follows a letter from medical experts asking that the decision not to offer charlie the treatment be reviewed. 0ur medical correspondent fergus walsh reports. this little boy's life and whether it continues has become the focus of international attention. charlie gard cannot breathe without a machine, cannot move, and has suffered what doctors say is catastrophic and irreversible brain damage. his parents, connie and
chris, have fought doctors for months but every court case has backed the hospital's view that charlie's ventilator should be switched off. you know, he's our own flesh and blood and we don't have a say in his life whatsoever. you know, we are not bad parents and we are there for him all the time, completely devoted to him. he isn't in pain and suffering and i promise everyone, i would not sit there and watch my son in pain and suffer. i couldn't do it. charlie's parents raised £i.3 million for experimental treatment in the united states, treatment which doctors at great 0rmond street say is futile. but ina but in a letter from the vatican's children's hospital, seven doctors from three countries said that reconsideration of treatment for charlie gard was respectfully advocated. tonight, for charlie's
mon, a glimmer of hope, when great 0rmond street said it would reconsider and has asked the high court to assess any fresh evidence. we are happy with today's outcome and we are hopeful and confidence charlie may get his chance. the pope has already offered a transfer charlie to rome and president trump has tweeted he would be delighted to help the family. legally, there is nothing preventing great 0rmond from withdrawing life support for charlie gard. that has been the case for the past 11 days. —— nothing preventing great 0rmond. the european court of human rights, like all uk courts, rejected the parents' arguments but interventions by donald trump, the pope and now this letter claiming new evidence means that doctors here don't feel they can proceed at present. charlie has a rare genetic disorder of the mitochondria, which provide energy for cells. it causes
muscle wasting with devastating consequences. with a serious mutation like this, the prognosis is very poor. the mitochondria supply the energy, really, for every cell in the body, so the heart, brain, they become blind and they have no muscle tone. so the dispute between parents and doctors will go back to the courts. meanwhile, charlie, at the centre of this legal struggle, remains in intensive what happens next for charlie gard and his parents? firstly and crucially, charlie's life support continues, the round—the—clock care he gets from an expert team of doctors and nurses at great 0rmond. the focus shifts on monday to the high court, which will have to assess the new evidence about the experimental treatment known as nucleoside therapy. —— great 0rmond street hospital. this isa great 0rmond street hospital. this is a powder mixed with food that has been given to a small number of children with mitochondrial disorders and the published evidence is of very modest benefits, perhaps 3-4% is of very modest benefits, perhaps 3—4% improvement but researchers today in their letter said there was unpublished data showing dramatic benefits. but we know it has never been given to a child with charlie's specific genetic mutation, nor to a child with his serious brain damage. this isn't a question of money. great 0rmond street hospital considered giving charlie the treatment but they along with independent experts said it could not help him and he is suffering and probably in pain and should die with dignity. but his parents have refused to accept that. they have kept fighting and now the fight continues. fergus, thank you. officials on the inquiry into the grenfell tower fire say they hope to hold the first public hearings in september. they have also revealed that the chairman, sir martin moore—bick, isn't "minded" to extend the consultation period about the inquiry‘s terms of reference, despite pressure from some residents. our home affairs correspondent tom symonds reports. in court, thejudge if i can't satisfy you because you about me as a person, this closed meeting was the second time sir martin moore—bick had met the people at the centre been asked to explain. i give you my word, i will look into this matter to the very best of my ability and find the facts as i see them on the evidence. it was a meeting with tense moments.
but you don't respect me because you say the government has appointed me to do a hatchetjob. not a hatchetjob. you're going to do a taylor report, like for hillsborough, which was very technical but did not deal with the wider issues and it took 30 years for people to be arrested. this is why it is so important to get the terms of reference right and for you to tell me what you think it should cover. we did and then you dismissed them on tv. i did not. i think you've misremembered what i said. i will find the clip. the clip, a television interview last week. sir martin was asked if he would consider wider social issues while investigating the causes of the fire. i can fully understand why they would want that. whether my inquiry is the right way in which to achieve that, i'm more doubtful. some have demanded more time to respond to the consultation on the inquiry‘s remit. sources say the judge is not minded to change the date that will end, currently the 14th ofjuly.
the prime minister will have the final decision, it is hoped by the 20th ofjuly. there are people in this area who say that this judge is not the man for the job but there are also people who are starting to say he should now be allowed to get on with thejob. the truth is, this community does not speak with one voice. everybody‘s at different places, so, like, you get some people feel this way, some people feel that way because everyone is handling the trauma and the stress differently. time is needed but time is also of the essence. sir martin's legal pedigree is not in doubt but can this cambridge—educated judge take a community with him? it's a question that has been asked before. after the murder of stephen lawrence, the government appointed sir william macpherson, an establishment figure, to investigate racism in the police. he produced a biting report. can sir martin do the same? there's a lot of anger there because people have been
denied their rights by the people in the establishment. they see it as the root, the secret of the problem. and he obviously is an establishment figure. 0n the other hand, it does not exclude him from being able to listen and hear. 17 years later, the grenfell inquiry is expected to begin hearing evidence in september. tom symonds, bbc news. a brief look at some of the day's other news stories. an 81—year—old man has been given a 13—year prison sentence for sexually assaulting four girls at the medina mosque in cardiff. mohammed sadiq was found guilty of 11! child sex—abuse offences. the court heard that the abuse was carried out over a ten—year period beginning in 1996. a schoolgirl died after a minibus carrying pupils collided with a bin lorry in birmingham. the 14—year—old victim, from john taylor high school in staffordshire, was on a field trip when the bus crashed on the a38. another pupil was taken to hospital with minor injuries. police have arrested a man in connection with the manchester arena bombing.
the 19—year—old was detained at liverpool'sjohn lennon airport on suspicion of terror offences. he's the 23rd person to be held in the investigation into the attack back in may, which killed 22 people. it's a growing trend here and around the world, working in what's known as the gig economy, where people earn money as and when they do a job and don't have fixed hours or benefits like sick pay and holiday entitlements. it's estimated that a million people work in the gig economy in the uk, or 3% of the total workforce. some say it offers flexibility for workers, but others call it exploitation, with little protection. today, the boss of one of the most high—profile firms, deliveroo, says he wants to start giving his delivery riders sick pay, but only if the law is changed. he was speaking exclusively to our economics editor kamal ahmed. it is about doing the right thing, don't get me wrong. the founder of deliveroo with a pep talk for staff, saying he wants to change the company, offer more benefits to riders and move on from the controversies that have
stalked the business of on—demand delivery. i met will shu at the firm's new and pretty cool london hq to hear the case for fundamental reform of the gig economy. deliveroo riders want three things. they want flexibility, high wages and security. currently, we can only offer two out of the three. the law needs to change to reflect modern working practices. do your profits depend on the fact that you don't guarantee the minimum wage, you don't pay national insurance for your riders, you don't pay pensions contributions, you don't pay holiday entitlement, you don't pay...? not at all, no. the self—employment is in order to maintain the flexibility that the riders want. the ability to log in and out, the ability to work for multiple providers. and as i said before, on average in the uk, our riders are earning close to £10 an hour which, as i understand it, is a third higher
than the national living wage. from the riders, a clear message. yes, deliveroo can be a good employer, but things can also go wrong. mohan has worked for the firm for 18 months. working for deliveroo is great, until things go wrong. i had an accident in which i injured my knee. i needed at least three weeks off. i had to come back well before i was ready because there is no protection, no sick pay, no holiday pay. deliveroo said they wanted to put an end to such problems, but for critics, mohan‘s story is too common. for too many people working in the gig economy, they find that the market is rigged against them. they lose out on basic protections in the workplace, be it the national minimun wage, holiday pay and family friendly rights. there are plenty of people who have done pretty well out of the new world of work, and i think to an extent deliveroo today were getting their retaliation in first. why?
i understand next week a major government review into the on—demand economy will leave companies like deliveroo, companies like uber, with a stark choice. if you want to continue working the way you are, then benefits, national insurance contributions, will be the price you have to pay. the review will praise many aspects of the gig economy, flexibility for workers, good service for consumers, a boost for the economy, but a sting in the tail for these new digital firms, reform to ensure nobody is being exploited. aid workers in france say they're increasingly concerned about hundreds of migrants camping near dunkirk as they try to make their way to britain. families including babies and young children are living in makeshift shelters in the woods. president macron insists that a formal migrant centre won't reopen in the region. but with more people arriving each day, authorities are under growing pressure to act. scarlett has lived in france
for all of her six weeks of life. she has never been inside a house, never slept in a crib. her only baths are in the nearby river. her parents and two sisters arrived here in the woods near dunkirk four months ago, after travelling overland from iraq. here, they said, you know, have a chance for the new families, here. nothing. this is very difficult for me. i'm just looking at the baby, my children, it's very... my heart is like this. because you're doing it for them? yes. despite the lack of any showers, toilets or running water, up to 50 young children are thought to be living here with their families, along with hundreds of single young men. at dawn yesterday, police arrived and stripped the makeshift camp
of all its tents and shelters. volunteers say one mother came back to find her few remaining belongings soaked through. the only thing she had left to start a fire was baby clothes. the police come in, completely unannounced, banging on tents and kicking people out. they drive everyone out into the rain and, erm, we've had an exodus of people, walking round the lake, just getting soaked. little kids and babies being carried in their parents' arms, just getting drenched. there are more than 300 people living here in these woods with more arriving every day. the local mayor has described the conditions as inhumane and says the area needs a formal migrant camp. but less than a year after the calaisjungle was closed, the french government is adamant it doesn't want another one. france has struggled for decades to deal with the migrants converging here. last 0ctober, it cleared thousands of people from thejungle camp and police said yesterday's action in dunkirk was a routine attempt to prevent new camps springing up.
sherwan has already taken his family through six different countries but wants his children to grow up in the uk, because he speaks english, likes the government, and believe that there, they will be given a home. a six—year—old boy who captured hearts the world over as he endured gruelling treatment for cancer has died. bradley lowery struck up a particularly close friendship with his hero, england forward jermain defoe, who said bradley would be in his heart for the rest of his life. bradley lowery achieved a great deal in his short life.
often at his side in those special strikerjermain defoe. each described the other as best friends. bradley loved sunderland jermain defoe, loved him back. it's been hard. i've just kept this in for so long. the footballer broke down yesterday at his new club bournemouth when asked about the little boy he called brads. from sort of, like, the first moment i met him, i just couldn't believe that he was the young kid that was ill. because he sort of ran over to me and i think, from that moment, he was just, like, just that instant connection. i was with him a few days ago and it was tough to see him suffer like that. he will always be in my heart, you know, for the rest of my life, because his love's genuine and i can see it in his eyes when he looked at me. bradley had neuroblastoma, a rare type of cancer that mostly affects young children. can you please sponsor me, get me better? but it didn't stop him achieving his dreams, like scoring a goal for sunderland, against chelsea's keeper. it was even voted match of the day's goal of the month. because it's joint goal of the month, we've
put the graphics on it. he gives asmir begovic the eyes. begovic goes that way and bradley goes straight down the middle. back in may, his mum gemma summed up why he had achieved so much. ijust see him as my little boy. i am biased, i think he is special, but maybe it is his smile, he has a fantastic personality, and everybody has taken to him. in recent days, as his condition got worse, his mum posted this picture of bradley and his big brother. this afternoon his parents announced he had died. calling him their little superhero, they said, "sleep tight, baby boy, and fly high with them angels." bradley lowery, the little boy whose football club took him to their heart. the short but full life of bradley lowery. wimbledon, and there were four british players in today's third—round matches.
two made it through, johanna konta and, in the last hour, andy murray won his match, despite dropping the second set. the problem with friday at wimbledon. where to look? british players, two there, one there and one there, too. choose your path. well, study andy murray as he entered centre court. that's just his walk. he'll move fine when the tennis begins. look for some early signs of encouragement. here's one. after murray won the first set, fognini seemed rattled, but he can also do with this with his racket. that's fabio for you. it was soon one set all. now murray was under pressure for the first time in the tournament and murray under pressure... well, it can make everyone nervous. still, fognini, apparently hurt, lost the third set 6—1, only to emerge resplendent in the fourth to build a 5—2 lead.
0h, andy, what are you doing to us? well, from the brink, he was then brilliant. murray rolled off five consecutive games. tension hung on every point in a 58—minute fourth set. serving for the match... it all clicked back into place. he was through. it was a very up—and—down match. i didn't feel like it was the best tennis at times. it was a little bit tense today but i managed to get through it. yeah, just a little bit tense. andy murray says he now needs the weekend to rest and work on his mobility. that injured hip, of course. but there is another british player looking forward to the second week of wimbledon singles. that's the power ofjohanna konta. too much for maria sakkari of greece, maybe too much for anybody.
this match finished 6—4, 6—1 and the enthusiasm of the crowd matched by konta's commitment on court. come on! elsewhere, though, it ended for aljaz bedene and heather watson, both defeated today. so, four british began on friday, two remain. two potential champions? it is a nice thought for the weekend. meanwhile, it's crunch time for the british and irish lions, who face the all blacks in the third and final test in auckland in a few hours' time. if they win, it will be the first test victory for the lions against new zealand since the 1970s. there's a lot at stake. there is, auckland still waking up now, but there is a huge sense of anticipation and this third and final test match. six weeks ago,
very few people gave the lie and any chance of getting something against the world champions on their home turf, but now they are just one victory away from making history. three, two, one, go! to win a series in new zealand, you need to be bold, you need to be brave, and you need to step out of your comfort zone. going for a lions victory this weekend? absolutely, they can win it. last week in wellington, the british and irish lions came from behind to level the series. it was the first time new zealand had been beaten at home in eight years. and yet the man at the centre there was more to come. what is it, do you think, about this group that has led them to defy expectations? belief. people might not see it from the outside, because they don't see what's going on in our camp. but anyone who is involved with us would have thought the same. we always thought we had a great squad that could take us potentially to a series win. their reward for the victory last week was a trip to the south island and a few days off in queenstown, enjoying all it has to offer.
the coaches took the same approach on the past two tours, of south africa and australia. both times, they went on to win the third test. eden park is where teams usually come to lose, but the lions' victory in wellington has changed the complexion of this third and final test. arguably, the all blacks are under more pressure. i have read a lot of stories this week, you would have thought that the sky is falling in. every week there is pressure. i have said this before, we are expected to win every match, and win well. saturday will be a chance for sam warburton to take care of unfinished business. four years ago in australia he was injured for the series—clinching victory in the third test. i have set my sights on this tour, i have wanted to play in the last game. all of those years of sacrifice, all those things i have done, they have all come to this moment. new zealand's americas cup victory