this is bbc news. i'm duncan golestani. our top stories: president trump announces new taxes on all goods coming at least 11 people have been killed ina at least 11 people have been killed in a shooting in a council building in the us state of virginia. president trump announces new taxes on all goods coming from mexico, demanding that illegal immigration into the us is dealt with. british retail tycoon sir philip green says he strenuously denies four counts of assault in the us, relating to allegations of inappropriate touching. excitement in madrid as liverpool and tottenham get ready to face off in the champions league final.
hello and welcome to bbc world news. we begin with some raking news this oui’. we begin with some raking news this our. 11 people have been killed this evening in virginia beach in the us state of virginia. six people are reported to have been injured. according to the virginia police chief the shooting suspect, a current city employee, is among the dead so as far as we know the shooter is among the dead. patients at the scene was sent to hospitals among the area. a short time ago there was a news conference and i think we can take a quick listen to that now. right now ican quick listen to that now. right now i can tell you we have multiple casualties in multiple fatalities.
we have 11 deceased victims. at the scene we had six more for them is who were transported to area hospitals. i do not have the condition of those for them is at this time. i can tell you that one of the individuals shot by the suspect is a police officer and he was saved by his first. my corresponding chris buckleyjoins us now from washington. the details are still coming in? we now know that 11 people have been killed by this government who made his way into building number two of the town municipal centre in virginia beach and the police have been describing the scene there where this happened. he walked in at about four o'clock this afternoon local time and began firing indiscriminately at the people inside the building. they describe him as someone who was a long—time employee of the public
works department, they will not say his name at this stage. this is still only give in fact the goshen —— this is still an active investigation. he was shot by the police making him the 12th person to dig ii police making him the 12th person to dig 11 victims and the gunmen himself have been killed. police have been describing what has been happening and we have heard from people who were inside the building who have been leading —— leaving in a distressed state. as you can imagine they heard the shots and some people were inside the room when he walked into the building and began to shoot. it was completely indiscriminately, as described by police. the police themselves are working out the wise and how this actually happened and one police officer was injured. he was shot however his police vest saved him. that was not the case for some of
those who worked inside the building. six people in total have been injured and have been treated in hospital and at the moment the scene has been cordoned off while investigation is taking place. police have been helped by a number of different agencies including the fbi. each of these tragedies painfully unique but press conferences like we just saw a quite familiar. yes. that is true. i must say that it will still startle and shock people whenever they say —— see the scale of this shooting. 11 people killed and the gunmen also dead as well. but again it brings back the question about american gun laws and will again focus minds, particularly given the scale of this attack and the number killed. it will again reignite that whole debate about whether or not america's gun laws should be tightened and that question about the constitutional right that many say is the right to bear arms within
the united states. is that the debate will not end as long as there are incidents like this in which so many are killed, particularly in circumstances like this where they we re circumstances like this where they were just at work when someone walked in and started shooting indiscriminately. that was chris butler in washington for us and we will keep across this story over the coming hours and bring you more details as we get them. a recap, at least 11 people killed in the us state of virginia in a shooting. president trump has taken his fight with mexico over illegal immigration to a new level — announcing tariffs on all goods coming across the southern border. this the president has warned that in ten days time he'll impose a 5% tariff — which will rise if he doesn't feel mexico is doing enough to stop border crossings. my colleague sophie long reports from the us border with mexico. it is scenes like this that anger president trump.
this footage, released by the us customs and border protection shows the moment they say more than 1000 migrants from central american countries tried to cross the border in el paso, texas on wednesday. the white house says mexico could and should have done more to stop them. we are asking mexico to enforce their own laws to help stop the people coming in from central america. we have seen a massive influx of people coming from that region and they have the ability and legal authority in which to deal with it. we are simply asking them to do that. but critics say mexico is trying and the us imposing tariffs on all goods across the border, like stopping foreign aid to central american economies, will be counteractive. mexico will not take it lying down. translation: i tell all mexicans to be confident that we will overcome this behaviour
from the us government. they will have to correct themselves because the mexican people do not deserve to be treated like this. all these trucks are crossing from mexico to the us. a few months ago, a few people hung their heads in horror when president trump threatened to shut this border. he could not and he did not. yet again, people living on either side of the border are asking the same questions. can he do it? will he do it? and if he does, what does it mean for me? ever—increasing tariffs mean they will pay more for products from fresh produce to machinery to cars. it will affect american consumers. for example, toyota tacomas from the north american continent are produced in tijuana. those go back and forth about four times for content and product so it is good cross—border trade. but those prices will go up 5% or 10%, ultimately 25% and the american consumer pays that,
not the government. some here support their president and are prepared to feel short term pain. they say it is a small price for long—term gain. generally i don't agree with tariffs but i think the president is using it in this form right now to address this issue for unvetted immigration across the border with a country that could stop that from happening like mexico. it is necessary right now. but other normally loyal supporters of the president say that trade policy and immigration are different issues. and while they want a more secure border, tariffs are not the tools to use to build it. us stocks dropped on friday, as president trump's surprise threat of tariffs on mexico fueled fears that a trade war on multiple fronts could lead to a recession.
new duties of up to 25% have been imposed on $60 billion worth of us product. retaliatory chinese tariffs on us goods have come into effect, as president trump's trade war with beijing continues to escalate. the measures were announced two weeks ago after mr trump declared he was hiking tariffs on $200 billion worth of chinese goods. the retail mogul sir philip green has been charged with four counts of misdemeanour assault in the united states. sir philip is the chairman of arcadia group, which owns a number of retail brands including topshop. prosecutors say sir philip has been accused of touching a fitness instructor inappropriately while staying at a luxury resort in arizona. a spokesman for sir philip said he "strenuously denied" the allegations. 0ur correspondent in los angeles, david willis, gave me more details. court officials in tucson, arizona are saying that sir philip green has been charged with four misdemeanour assault charges. these are in
regards to two alleged episodes at that luck serious resortjust outside tucson, arizona. the canyon ranch resort, a luxury spa, and they are alleged to have involved a fitness instructor at the resort. 0ne fitness instructor at the resort. one of the offences is alleged to have occurred injanuary one of the offences is alleged to have occurred in january 2016. one of the offences is alleged to have occurred injanuary 2016. three others are alleged to have occurred two years later injanuary 2018. a hearing is due to take place in arizona, in the tucson area, and just over 2.5 weeks time onjune i9. the misdemeanour assault charges allege that sir philip, quote, knowingly touched another person with the intent to injure, insult or provoke. a statement issued on behalf of sir philip green makes the point that he strenuously denies the allegations in the statement also points out that these are minor
categories of misdemeanours in the united states. the statement says the contrary to previous suggestions there is no allegation of sexual assault or misconduct made by the prosecution. let's get a reminder of the breaking news coming into us here at bbc news. that is of a shooting in the us state of virginia in which at least 11 people have been killed and six more injured. that happened at the town municipal centre in virginia beach in the united states. a short time ago the police held a press co nfe re nce a short time ago the police held a press conference where we got more details of what is happening there. you are looking at aerial pictures of the police operation around the municipal centre. you can see there the armed response teams and, i believe, an ambulance as well. as far as we know, this happened
shortly after four o'clock local time on friday, that is when the shooting happened. police say that the suspect was a long—term and current employee at the virginia beach municipal centre, a utilities centre. that is where the shooting happened. apparently he began firing indiscriminately and as far as we know from police, that gunman, that employee was one of those who has died. a police officer was also among the wounded. that is all happening in the last hour or so, that information coming into us. the inquest into the deaths of eight people in the 2017 london bridge attacks has heard that there were ‘opportunities galore' to detect the plot beforehand. the lawyer representing some of the victims‘ families said there was evidence the attackers had been in contact for several months. police deny missing opportunities to foil the attack as our home affairs correspondent
daniel sandford reports. dumping a mobile phone to avoid any surveillance, just days before the attack. meeting in the street in the small hours of the morning. re—fuelling a hire van as they head toward central london on the night itself. this is what mi5 surveillance officers might have seen if they had been following the three men. representing the families of six of the eight people killed, gareth patterson qc said today, there were opportunities galore for this attack are planning to be picked up prior to the beginning of the attack. the court has heard that khuram butt, the lead attacker, had been investigated by mi5 for two years, that police had seized his computers and phones eight months earlier, devices that showed clear support for the islamic state group, as well as a job application for the prince's trust.
time and again, lawyers for the bereaved families emphasised how they believed that if khuram butt had been properly monitored by mi5, his relationship with the other two killers and their preparations for the attack could have been spotted. for the family of one victim, dominic adamson said was a dangerous man, who should have been treated as such at all times. a phone found after the attack had been used to search for westminster abbey in the palace of westminster before the destination was set as oxford street, suggesting the intended target kept changing. phones seized from butt‘s home and relative showed how worried they were about him. one said, let's look out for khuram, i feel he's a bit dodge, i think he is an isis sympathiser. still to come, fans descend on
madrid as they prepare for the champions league final. the queen and her husband began their royal progress to westminster. the moment of crowding, in accordance with the order of service, by a signal given, the great guns of the tower shall be shut off. tributes have been paid around the world to mohamed salah, who has died at the age of 7a. 0utspoken but rarely out of thought, he transcended the sport of boxing of which she was three times a world champion. he was a fight around he fought all the way to the end, even through his illness. uefa imposes an indefinite ban on english clubs playing in europe. today is the 20th
anniversary of the release of the beatles album sergeant pepper ‘s lonely hearts club band, a record is described as the album of the century. this is bbc news. the latest headlines: president trump has announced new taxes on all goods coming from mexico, demanding that illegal immigration into the us is dealt with. the british retail tycoon, sir philip green, has been charged in the united states with four counts of assault. more now on president trump's decision to impose emergency tariffs on mexico, to try to force its government to do more to stop illegal migration. i'm joined from mexico city by mary beth sheridan, mexico correspondent for the washington post newspaper. how much of a surprise was this in mexico city? you know, it was really a shock, because while the trump
administration has been quite critical of mexico for some time, it had seems like things were getting a little better. this stand—off over the us possibly closing down the border had ended and trump had begun saying some nice things about mexico's enforcement on immigration, so mexico's enforcement on immigration, so this came a little bit out of the blue. what options does the president have in terms of curbing immigration? is it in his gift to help donald trump in the way that donald trump wants to be helped? so, the mexicans are very sensitive to the mexicans are very sensitive to the importance of the economic relationship with the united states. you know, 80% of mexico's exports go to the united states. they really need a good relationship and they are need a good relationship and they a re really need a good relationship and they are really keen that the new nafta agreement, the free trade agreement, be passed. so they are quite eager to keep a good relationship and keep theseissues to keep a good relationship and keep these issues with tariffs from
p°ppin9 these issues with tariffs from p°pping up- i these issues with tariffs from popping up. i think they are probably going to be willing to do something. i think the question is, how much can they realistically do given their resources, and how much politically are they willing to bend, given that they could be some backlash here in mexico? is there any suspicion there, do you think, that often president trump will go to an extreme to sort of ratchet up the fear, and well ventilated back down? 0ther the fear, and well ventilated back down? other words, do the fear, and well ventilated back down? 0therwords, do they the fear, and well ventilated back down? other words, do they think this is part of a negotiation? —— will later back down. this is part of a negotiation? —— will later back downlj this is part of a negotiation? —— will later back down. i think they do think that. they have started pushing towards a negotiation, the mexican foreign minister flew to washington today, he has already been on the phone with secretary of state mike pompeo and trump's son—in—law state mike pompeo and trump's son—in—lanared kushner. state mike pompeo and trump's son—in—law jared kushner. they state mike pompeo and trump's son—in—lanared kushner. they are aiming fora big meeting son—in—lanared kushner. they are aiming for a big meeting on wednesday in which they hope to defuse the situation. i think they look at this as trump's way of trying to get some don't —— some
advantages, but it is something that can be negotiated. marybeth, thank you. the wait for the biggest game in european club football is almost over. thousands of tottenham and liverpool fans are descending on madrid for the final of the uefa champions league. it's the reds' ninth appearance, but for spurs this is all a new experience. 0ur sports editor dan roan reports from madrid. no city has been home to the champions of europe more often than madrid. but here in the spanish sunshine, an english team is about to bask in such glory. runners—up last year, and indices in's premier league, liverpool are desperate to finally progress with the game's most prestigious prize. it is the obvious thing, the silverware, that is why we are here. we want to win it with all we have. but the things that have happened in the past, for me, i've still got confidence. if
tomorrow is half as dramatic as the semifinals it will be compelling. liveable overcoming barcelona in a game and field will never forget, and spurs with just as miraculous a comeback against ajax the next night, manager but it's your pochettino unable to contain his emotions. looking forward to the game? of course! today in madrid he was more relaxed, as his team prepares for a first—ever champions league final which could prove transformational for the club. league final which could prove transformational for the clubm shows just how far tottenham has come as a club. and i have managed to sear to sense, you know, many yea rs to sear to sense, you know, many years ago, to where it is today. it is going to be a real special night for everybody involved in quite an emotional night as well, for everybody. the match sees two of the game's most popular and respected managers go head to head. pochettino has succeeded without the spending power of his counterpart, but klopp has reached my finals, this the fourth of his liveable rain. both men, however, are yet to win silver for their respective clubs. when
they emerge from the tunnel here tomorrow evening they will realise they are about to play one of the biggest matches that english club football has ever seen. 0n only one other occasion in european foot or‘s most prestigious club competition have to english teams contested be final. it simply doesn't get much bigger. liverpool are defined by success in this competition, winning ita success in this competition, winning it a remarkable five times. spurs don't have such a pedigree, and finished 26 points below their opponents in the league. finished 26 points below their opponents in the leaguelj finished 26 points below their opponents in the league. i still think liverpool will win. i say that purely based on the season they have had, liverpool are so consistent. they play with high intensity, they beat tottenham twice. arguably they we re beat tottenham twice. arguably they were lucky in the second one at anfield, but they have got the job done time after time. this is a special period for english football, chelsea beating arsenal this week in the europa league final. now two more of its club stand on the verge of the ultimate prize.
thousands of flights have carried fans to madrid today with a reported surge in bookings for chartered planes and private jets for the champions league final on saturday. it's thought around 20,000 liverpool and tottenham fans are arriving without tickets for the game and, despite a police clampdown on reselling tickets, some are being offered for more than $6,000. natalie pirks reports on the fans‘ journey to madrid. nothing greater, nothing greater in life. it means more than so many things. we've got to the atmosphere, we are soaking up the sun. things. we've got to the atmosphere, we are soaking up the sunlj things. we've got to the atmosphere, we are soaking up the sun. ijust wouldn't miss it, like, you just wouldn't miss it, like, you just wouldn't miss it, like, you just wouldn't miss it. football, like music, invokes passion. and people do extraordinary things for love. stressful. 0n do extraordinary things for love. stressful. on a thursday morning. you've got 12,000 miles you are going. i don't think it is actually possible to be any further away.
after 30 hours travelling from new zealand, lifelong spurs found michael blackman had to unpack in the corridor, as his room was still in use. but at least he has a ticket, right? i've got a ticket to madrid, but not so much to the game. literally, i am going to lose all dignity, seriously. i'm going to do whatever it can and if it comes down to cash, just deal with it at the time. he's far from the only one with hope in heart. everywhere you turn our desperate fans with black—market tickets going for up to ten times the face value of official ones. a field day looking —— for those looking to cash in. it is not just the cost of tickets, merely getting here and staying here has cost fa ns getting here and staying here has cost fans a fortune with businesses of profiteering of passion. but is it outrageous, or merely supply and demand? in my opinion it is normal that you put up the prices, the demand is very high, but not so much, not so much. i think they are abusing it a bit. madrid is
expecting an extra 800 flights this weekend, but what about those who couldn't fly? 100 euros a night has bought mike's family a patch of tarmac for their tent and pickup truck 12 miles outside the city. tarmac for their tent and pickup truck 12 miles outside the citym is alive's dream, it is something i've been wanting to do since i was five, six, seven. so excited recently, we found out a while ago that we were going and it has been such an excruciating way. that weight is almost over, but tonight weight is almost over, but tonight we are hearing the dream is almost finished for others thinking they had bought tickets from resale sites, only for them to fail to materialise. they are here on a wing and a prayer. football their religion. let's get a reminder of the breaking news coming in from the us state of virginia, and that is that 11 people have been killed and at least six wounded at a shooting
in virginia. it happened around four o'clock local time there. the gunman is believed to be a long—term employee of the public utilities building there, apparently he went inside and started firing indiscriminately. police have sat in the last hour that he traded fire with police officers. —— said. one officer was injured and was saved by his vest. we do know that the apparent gunman is among the dead, among those 11 killed. we have got a tweet, a statement, from the governor of virginia, ralph northam. he has said "this is a tragic day for virginia beach and our entire commonwealth. my heart breaks for the victims of this devastating shooting, theirfamilies, the victims of this devastating shooting, their families, and the victims of this devastating shooting, theirfamilies, and all who love them. i am on my way to virginia beach now and will be there within the hour". governor ralph northam there, speaking within the last hour. that breaking news then,
here on the bbc, 11 killed, at least six injured, at a shooting in the us state of virginia. you are watching bbc news. goodbye for now. hello. well, saturday is almost certainly going to bring the warmest weather we will have seen so far this year, with temperatures expected to reach the high 20s, but not everywhere. in fact, just across a small part of south—eastern britain. the warm currents of air are coming in from the south, from portugal and spain. they want is spreading across france, germany, into eastern parts of europe as well. large swathes of europe will be under the influence of this high pressure. we are actually quite close to the low pressure as well, so close to the low pressure as well, so there is rain in the forecast. it isn't looking sunny all through the weekend. in fact, starting off quite cloudy across some western areas first thing in the morning on saturday, but it is relatively mild.
temperatures around 10—13 across the southern half of the uk, maybejust about single figures in the north. saturday, between the high pressure and the low pressure out in the atlantic, there is this week frontier which will bring some light rain to one or two places during the course of saturday. we think increasing amounts of rain across wales, merseyside, maybe northern england, a few spots of rain here for a england, a few spots of rain here fora time, and england, a few spots of rain here for a time, and a fair bit of cloud, at least at times, in northern ireland and western scotland. here we have the yellow colour is comedy much fresher hour, well, i say fresh but it will still be quite muggy. 26 at least in london, it will probably reach 28 in one or two other spots. saturday evening, if you have any plans outdoors it is looking dry across much of england and wales. scotland, two, before this rain here arrives on sunday. so the high—pressure on sunday slips away towards the east and instead we get this low pressure diving in off the atlantic. that is when the change will start happening. sunday morning
across western parts of the uk. the clouds roll in, the rain bearing clouds. the winds will increase as well. in some areas the rain will be quite happy and they might even be some thunder. through the day we will gradually see those clouds pushing through on the south—westerly wind, which will also squeeze the heat towards east anglia and the south—east. still very warm from lincolnshire into east anglia and london, but elsewhere, temperatures will be closer to 18 or 20. that really sets the trend for next week. low pressure is very much in charge of the weather. 0ne slips away to the north, another weather front swings in from the south—west as well so there will be some spells of rain. it is not going to turn surely. temperatures were probably still reach about 20 degrees in the south of the country. further north, may only around 1a. that's it. goodbye.
this is bbc news, the headlines: at least 11 people have been killed and six injured in a shooting at a government building in the us state of virginia. police said the suspect, a long—term employee at virginia beach municipal center, was killed by police after ‘firing indiscriminitely‘ at workers inside the offices. president trump has announced new taxes on all goods crossing the southern border, unless mexico curbs illegal immigration into the us. trade between the two countries is worth around $150 billion annually. mexico's president says he will not be provoked and is sending a delegation to washington for talks. the british retail tycoon, sir philip green, says he strenuously denies four charges of misdemeanour assault in the us. sir philip's arcadia group owns chains including topshop. the charges which each carry sentences of up to 30 days inprisonment relate to allegations of inappropriate touching.