there'll be full coverage of the european parliament election results later on sunday here on the bbc. uk audiences will see their results in a programme presented by huw edwards. for global viewers, there'll be a special programme presented by ros atkins from inside the european parliament in brussels. this is bbc news. that's the results of the eu i'm reged ahmad. our top stories: elections 2019, from 2000 gmt on bbc world news. teeing off before tackling trade — president trump takes in a round of golf with prime minister shinzo abe on his state visit to japan. it's the final day of voting of course, the uk is expected for the european parliamentary elections. official results for more than 20 to leave the european union at some point in the next few months. countries, including the uk, will be released the failure to deliver a clear exit plan, has cost by the end of sunday. prime minister theresa may herjob, and the race to succeed her has thousands of israelis march intensified, with more against moves to give candidates entering the field. prime minister benjamin netanyahu former brexit secretary dominic raab, the former leader of the commons, andrea leadsom, and the environment secretary, immunity from prosecution. michael gove, are the latest to have and the top prize at the cannes film festival goes to a south korean black comedy declared their candidacy. about social divides. people in ireland have voted overwhelmingly in favour of making it easier to get a divorce. with nearly all the results now in,
the ‘yes' vote stands at 82%. it comes after the public backed legalising abortion and gay marriage in other recent votes, as our correspondent louise cullen explains. hello and welcome. president trump is beginning the first full day of his divorce only became legal visit to japan. in the republic of ireland just over mr trump has been playing golf with the japanese prime minister, 20 years ago, and that referendum shinzo abe. in 1995 passed with a tiny margin, he'll also be the first world leader to meet the new emperor. just 50.3%, here we are some 23, 2a years later, and now we're thouthapan is a key us ally in the region, looking at the figures trade is likely to dominate you've just quoted there, more than 80% supporting these changes to the timeframe required for couples to have lived apart. their discussions. it's a massive amount of change, and social upheaval, really. and voters were asked to vote not hywel griffith is our just on the timeframe, correspondent in tokyo. it was a single question, but two changes — a change to the timeframe for divorce, what are the trade issues between japan and the us? $0 but also changes to the rules recognising foreign divorces, to make that more consistent in the constitution, and to make life easier, what are the trade issues between japan and the us? so they are working on a bilateral trade deal. really, for people in this situation. it seems to have been really japan probably would have preferred to go through a trans—pacific a period of very rapid transition, partnership with lots of other from a country that was largely dominated by the catholic church to a country which is very much countries. but president trump did not want that. he wanted a one deal. loosening those ties, in their recent meetings, last month in the white house, this weekend, and making an emphatic statement about the loosening of those ties, and probably again when mr trump by changing those laws
returns to japan next month, that is what they are working on next month. forjapan, what they are working on next month. for japan, maybe the what they are working on next month. forjapan, maybe the next issue will be what happens to the automotive industry. companies like toyota have a big presence in the us. however, on various social issues. resident trump wants to build up the domestic industries, talking about importers there is a threat to national security. those are the types of conversations they will be having around all the events, the golf this morning and the sumo they are getting ready for now. golf this morning and the sumo they let's get some of are getting ready for nowli golf this morning and the sumo they are getting ready for now. i was the day's other news. going to ask you about the sumo. it norway says representatives of venezuela's government and opposition will return to oslo is looking very colourful behind next week for a second you. absolutely. in a taxi just away round of talks on how to resolve the political crisis. the opposition leaderjuan guaido confirmed his representatives would be taking part. he said the aim was to secure free from me three burly gentleman in elections and a negotiated end kimonos arriving. they hear as much to what he called the dictatorship to see their sumo stars, there they are, they imagine they are in the of president nicolas maduro. heavier weight categories of the a day after being sworn in again sumo, these people are here, plenty as south african president, of people taking their pictures. these are the stars of sumo, a cyril ramaphosa is expected to reshuffle his cabinet, which has been dogged by corruption allegations under the leader and former presidentjacob zuma. traditional sport which draws when his party, the anc,
enormous crowds. president trump has won the election earlier this month the president promised to reduce been given a front row seat. and it the size of the cabinet and end isa been given a front row seat. and it is a seed, not the traditional the culture of corruption. pillow that he will be on. —— seat. some zetas turning into a circus by bringing the president here, he is ukraine has called on russia to comply with an order from an international tribunal to release ukrainian naval personnel more associated with the wwe seized off the coast entertainment in the us. there are of crimea last november. president zelensky said it strict security protocols in place. would allow russia to signal that it was ready to stop the conflict with ukraine in a civilised way. traditionally, when the wrestler but russia said the tribunal had no does something exciting people throw jurisdiction in the case. this report from danny aberhard. their small pillows was the stage. that won't be happening today otherwise the secret service people will be worried. it looks exciting behind you. it is fascinating that the incident in november the sumo wrestlers are such stars in dramatically escalated tensions between russia and ukraine. japan. now, president trump is also going to meet the emperor, as well. the ukrainian vessels had tried to pass through the kerch strait yes, so the new emperor, nohra the only access to ukrainian quito, he will be meeting president ports on the sea of azov. trump is the first state visit —— russia has controlled the strait in its entirety since annexing crimea from ukraine in 2014. embrun heater. plays to donald moscow saw the attempted passage as a provocation.
its coastguards fired on the vessels, injuring several trump's role as the most powerful crew members, before man. we will see lots of traditional boarding the ships. ceremony tomorrow. it is more about ukraine turned to the international tribunal when other efforts the golf with shinzo abe and the to secure the release sumo. the golf with shinzo abe and the sumo. that project is more of a of its sailors had failed. the courts did not uphold ukraine's relaxed image about the two request for moscow to suspend proceedings against the servicemen. countries, albeit in the back rooms they are talking dollars and yen. countries, albeit in the back rooms they are talking dollars and yenlj hope you get to take in some sumo they're accused of breaching russia's maritime border. but the judges backed wrestling as well. hywel griffith in kiev on its key demands. by 19 votes to one, tokyo for us. the russian federation shall immediately release the 2a detained voters are casting their ballots in more than 20 european countries, ukrainian servicemen and allow them on what is the final day of polling in the european elections. the uk was among the nations that to return to ukraine. voted a few days ago, but results won't start being released until the final polls ukraine's deputy foreign minister close at 2100 gmt. from brussels here's our europe hailed the outcome. for us, this is a pure victory. correspondent damian grammitcas. how russia will act, this is not a matter of this tribunal. the uk was in the first wave this is up to russia, of countries to vote in these eu how to release, what kind elections, and the uk result out of actions to do. this evening will be watched for how but the main thing is that they have far the handling of brexit has to do this immediately. impacted the share of votes won by the conservatives and labour russia, like ukraine, and how people are divided is a signatory to the un convention
between pro— and anti— brexit parties. on the law of the sea, across europe, a dozen or more but it said the court had no nations, this is latvia, have already voted and today ballots jurisdiction in this case and declined to participate. are being cast in 21 more the united states special representative for ukraine european states. acknowledged that russia was unlikely to comply. in some countries, of course, families in ukraine migration tops concern. of the sailors and the public elsewhere, the numbers of unemployed young people. here in northern france, opinion generally is very concerned about the fate of the savouries it is a contest between and russia is using this president macron‘s pro eu movement and the anti—eu nationalists as a pressure point. of the national front. there is nothing legal whatsoever about russia's action. it's an early test for ukraine's new president, volodymyr zelensky, who was sworn in on monday. mr volker said he believed translation: i'm going to vote. mr zelensky would stand up to moscow it is my duty as a citizen. on this issue and others. but i don't know who for yet. some critics fear he might be more accommodating to russia than the previous incumbent. translation: this vote will be an important point in future elections. it will give an idea mr zelensky himself said that of who may come out on top. and there are some by allowing the servicemen and boats early indications. in the netherlands, people were able to cast votes on trams. to return, russia could send the prime minister's liberal party the signal on stopping the conflict believes exit polls indicate it did with ukraine in a civilised way. well and far right populists we will see, he said,
did not break through. what path the kremlin chooses. but dutch socialists believe they are the real surprise and shall danny aeberhard, bbc news. top the results here. while in ireland, which voted stay with us on bbc news. on thursday, the green party still to come: the end of an american tradition. why this will be the last memorial weekend when these bikers believes it has done well roll into washington. on the back of voter concerns about climate change. the official eu wide results will be released when polls close this evening. in the biggest international sporting spectacle ever seen, up to 30 million people have taken with 28 member nations involved, part in sponsored athletic events elections for the european to aid famine relief in africa. parliament are a massive exercise in democracy. the first of what the makers so how does the voting process work? of star wars hope will be thousands of queues the bbc‘s adam fleming explains. started forming at 7:00am. taunting which led to scuffles, scuffles to fighting, fighting to full—scale riot, as the liverpool fans broke out of their area and into the juve ntus enclosure. people across the eu have been voting for members the belgian police had lost control. of the european parliament, meps. the european parliament has a say over most new eu laws, the whole world will mourn it approves the budget the tragic death of mr nehru today. and its top personnel. he was the father of the indian much of its work is done in brussels
but its official sittings take place people from the day of independence. in the french city of strasbourg. there are 751 meps and roughly speaking, the larger a country's the oprah winfrey show comes population, the more meps. to an end after 25 years and more for instance germany, the biggest, has 96. so how does the voting work? than 4,500 episodes. the chat show has made her one the uk, for example, is split into 12 large regions. of the richest people on the planet. some countries are just one giant constituency. geri haliwell, otherwise most of the uk uses a system known as ginger spice, has announced she has where you normally vote for a party, left the spice girls. not a person. i don't believe it! she's the one with the bounce, in some other countries the go, the girl power. it is a combination. not geri. all 28 eu member states use voting systems where the number of mps reflects the share of the vote it achieves. voting began on thursday the 23rd until today, why? sunday the 26th. after which, official results of all countries will be released. the new meps will take up their seats in strasbourg onjuly this is bbc news, the second but there is a chance the latest headlines. that the british ones may not a round of golf before because the uk could have getting down to business — left the eu by then. president trump and prime one of the first big jobs meps minister abe tee off as the state visit continues. will be voting on a replacement forjean—claude juncker, the president of the european commission. 00:07:48,221 --> 2147483051:40:38,825 and approving the final brexit deal, 2147483051:40:38,825 --> 4294966103:13:29,430 whenever that happens. more now on that story. tomohiko taniguchi, special advisor to prime minister shinzo abe's cabinet, says this state trip is hugely important.
it is the second meeting in a short space of time, three months. last month both the president of the united states and the japanese prime minister met and also played golf. this is the second golfing in a month and they will meet again in june, at the end ofjune because tokyois june, at the end ofjune because tokyo is going to host the g20 meeting in a place called osaka. president trump is going to come to japan again. so they are meeting three times in three months this one makes very much an important dig occasion for shinzo abe and donald trump —— an important occasion. to have a state visit for the us president to be granted the first by the newly empire. i don't think this is anything about short—term issues, rather it is a long—term reassurance
of the us japan rather it is a long—term reassurance of the usjapan relationship. rather it is a long—term reassurance of the us japan relationship. but why is the meeting to the emperor important as opposed to the meeting between the prime minister and the president? it is to do with the enormous symbolic importance that the japanese monarchy still has in the japanese monarchy still has in the minds of people injapan and you could see a similar importance, you can see in the case of other monarchy countries including the uk. so meeting between these two individuals bears a significance. there is much being said about how donald trump feels about the trade deficit in balance with the pan and no prime minister abe is keen to make a
deal. is there any concern that the prime minister may be pushed into a trade deal to maintain the friendship? the short answer is no because both leaders have delegated the authority in forging trade deals to light either and his counterpart injapan. to light either and his counterpart in japan. these to light either and his counterpart injapan. these two men are meeting on the sidelines of the summit meeting and they made sure that no outcome can be envisioned at this juncture and i think it will take more months, perhaps four orfive months. thousands of israelis have protested against moves to give the prime minister benjamin netanyahu immunity from prosecution. chanting. these angry chants are directed at israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu.
thousands hit the streets of tel aviv, led by many of the country's opposition politicians. the red fez hats a symbol for turkish president erdogan, a leader they say shares many attributes with their own prime minister. i'm here to demonstrate against the laws that bibi netanyahu said that he's going to pass that will transform israel from a democratic state to some sort of a dictatorship, like we have in turkey or russia, where the officials and the politicians are above the law. in february, israel's attorney general said that he intended to indict the premier on charges of fraud, breach of trust, and bribery. but loyalists in his likud party have pledged to seek parliamentary immunity from prosecution for him while he is in office. most of the parties expected to join his coalition have expressed support for granting this immunity, and limiting the powers
of the supreme court. he has until october to face a pre—trial hearing. mr netanyahu has always insisted he has done nothing wrong, and has called the allegations a political witch—hunt. after last month's election, mr netanyahu has been trying to form a new coalition that would give him control of 65 of the 120 seats in parliament. he has until wednesday night to form his coalition. ramzan karmali, bbc news. the prestigious cannes film festival has drawn to a close — and the top prize — the palme d'or — has gone to the south korean film, parasite, directed by bong joon—ho. our arts correspondent, vincent dowd, reports. a young man from a poor background taking up a job with a rich family. parasite, the dark yet comedic thriller exploring class, wealth and social dynamics in south korea, now a palme d'or—winning film.
bong joon—ho has become the first korean to be awarded cannes‘s top prize. translation: when i was a little boy of only 12 years old, i fell in love with film, and wanted to become a film director. now, it's a great astonishment to be able to hold this award in my hands. thank you very much. there was no shortage of glitz and glamour on display across the red carpet. the 72nd cannes film festival boasted its usual wide array of talent from around the globe. french—senegalese director mati diop received the festival's second accolade, taking the grand prix for atlantics, an intense drama about young migrants and sexual politics. it is the first major award for a black female director in cannes‘s 72—year history.
it's pretty late, and it's incredible that it is still an event today that a black woman... it's incredible, but i knew it because obviously i don't know any black women who came here before, so i knew it, but it's always a reminder that so much work needs to be done. emily beecham took home the best actress award for her appearance in littlejoe, while best actor went to antonio banderas for his role in pain and glory. notably missing from the list — quentin tarantino's once upon a time in hollywood, despite the fact that the audience gave it a seven—minute standing ovation. however, it is not all bad news for the film, which stars margot robbie, brad pitt and leonardo dicaprio. it is already receiving a huge amount of oscar buzz ahead of its release at the end ofjuly.
in america — it's memorial day weekend — a time to pay tribute to veterans. for the last 30 years or so — part of the commemorations has involved thousands of motorcyclists riding into washington. it's known as rolling thunder. but this year will be the last time the bikers enter the capital — as the bbc‘s tim allman reports. he's an old man now. ill—health means he has to walk with a cane. artie muller has given almost everything for his country. richard aider was our captain. we called him buck. a vietnam veteran, he lost friends in that war, friends he'll never forget. it was hard, very hard, ‘cause they're the guys i know that's on the wall. very hard. yeah, it's sad. and when we come into dc on the memorial day weekend, and you come over the bridge, it brings tears to our eyes.
artie is one of thousands of men and women who come to washington every year, but rising costs and issues with the local police mean this is the end of an era. # america... a painful moment for everyone involved. it's emotional. it sparks memories in your mind that you've tried to forget, that we've tried to forget, for 50 years. and...so it'sjust — it's a hard thing. rolling thunder, named after a bombing campaign against the north vietnamese, began as a protest to highlight veterans who were missing in action, more than 80,000 of them, most from the second world war, but there are at least 1,600 vietnam vets who are still unaccounted for. for men like artie, the struggle goes on, and this is his message to his fellow bikers. be proud to have been part of this. we've got 32 years of history, and a lot of legislation we passed
and a lot of veterans and troops and their families that we've helped through the years. although the ride on washington is coming to an end, from next year, smaller events will take place across the country. veterans will still be honoured. the thunder will keep on rolling. tim allman, bbc news. you can reach me on twitter — i'm @regedahmadbbc. for some, it's been a sunny start to the bank holiday weekend. we saw a high of 25 celsius in london on saturday afternoon. this is herne bay, in kent, around about the same time. for others, a very different story. cloudy, outbreaks of rain across parts of northern ireland, northern england and scotland,
and many of us will see some rain over the next few days. it'll be turning cool and breezier, as well, but also some spells of sunshine. but the rain and the strengthening breeze comes courtesy of an atlantic front working its way eastwards, likely to stall through much of the weekend across the far north of scotland. it's certainly scotland which will see the lion's share of the rain through the early hours of sunday morning, and northern scotland will keep that rain through much of the day on sunday. rain initially across northern ireland, clearing its way eastwards and turning more showery on its journey across england and wales. the rain quite patchy across east anglia and south—east england. some may stay mainly dry. behind that band of rain, a few showers, but also some sunshine. a fine afternoon across northern ireland, north—west england and wales, but quite breezy. some gusty winds coupled with that rain across northern scotland, so temperatures here just nine or 10 celsius. elsewhere, we're looking at 14—19 celsius, maybe 20 or 21 across east anglia and south—east england. any rain here will pull away through the evening. behind it, some clearer skies. still that rain continuing across scotland overnight, but slowly starting
to become more showery. a slightly cooler night as we go into the early hours of bank holiday monday. we're looking at lows of between about 7—11 celsius. so here's bank holiday monday. still some rain across scotland, sinking its way a bit further southwards, becoming slightly more showery. elsewhere, it is sunshine and showers, and the showers most frequent the further north and west you are. not so many getting across to east anglia and south—east england, but nowhere immune on bank holiday monday from a shower. in between, some spells of sunshine. that will help temperatures up to between 1a and 18 celsius, but certainly a cooler feeling day. we keep that cooler feel as we go into wednesday. ourwinds are coming from the north or the north—west. that's always going to continue to feed some showers across. probably not quite as many as what we'll see on bank holiday monday, but some of those showers could lingerfor a time through tuesday across south—east england and east anglia.
fewer showers actually on tuesday the further west you are, potentially, but again, anywhere could catch a shower. temperature—wise we're looking at 11—17 celsius on tuesday. little change, really, for wednesday and thursday. sunny spells and showers, the showers most frequent the further north and west you are, driest further south and east. bye— bye.
this is bbc news. the headlines: president trump's state visit to japan continues with a round of golf with prime minister shinzo abe. the two leaders are also due to tackle the issue of trade imbalances. but the japanese economy minister says he doesn't expect talks to lead to an agreement. people in 21 countries are due to vote on the final day of elections for the european parliament, with nationalists mounting a strong challenge to pro—eu parties. seven countries have already voted, including britain. final results are due when polls
close by the end of sunday. tens of thousands of israelis have protested at moves to give the prime minister benjamin netanyahu immunity from prosecution. mr netanyahu won a fifth term in april despite allegations of fraud and bribery, which he denies. some sports news and neil lennon has been offered the celtic manager's