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this is bbc news. i'm duncan golestani. our top stories: no more war. world powers welcome the promise of peace by north and south korea as their leaders conclude historic talks. donald trump says the summit‘s a good thing, but adds there'll be no letup on pyongyang yet. maximum pressure will continue until denuclearisation occurs. i look forward to our meeting. it should be quite something. kim jong—un and moonjae—in produce a peace plan and a promise to rid their countries of nuclear weapons. there will be no korean war. a new era of peace will open. we have suffered so much, but now we stand together. translation: we cannot be separated, we are one nation. were we met we realise we cannot be parted. we are one nation. after talks at the white house, the german chancellor says the current nuclear deal with iran
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is not sufficient to curb tehran‘s ambitions. # having at the time of your life... and, having the time of their lives. pop group abba record their first new music in over 35 years. hello and welcome to bbc news. there's been an international welcome for the historic summit between the leaders of north and south korea, in which both declared their commitment to de—nuclearisation. but, president trump says there will be no let—up in the pressure on the north until the peninsula is free of nuclear weapons. the us president said he had a responsibility to strike a deal,
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if possible, when he meets the north's leader, kimjong—un, in the coming weeks. we'll have more on the international reaction to the korean meeting in a moment. first, laura bicker looks back on the day's events. this one outstretched hand could offer the korean peninsula a fresh start. the north korean leader, often a figure of fear, smiled as he took the historic step south. then he decided to direct the action. together, the two leaders crossed back and forth... over a border that has separated them for 65 years. mr kim announced he felt a swell of emotion. an upbeat honour guard seemed to capture the mood as they headed for talks. a new chapter of history is being written, he said. i came here as if standing
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at the starting line, firing the starting signal. it's an emotional moment in this class, as nearly half of the children are from north korea. many left their families behind. a peace treaty may be the only chance they have of seeing them again. we can't show their faces, to keep their loved ones safe. when was the last time you saw your mum? translation: i last saw herjanuary 21st, 2011. i hope from this meeting we can live in a world where there is no war and no more nuclear weapons. translation: the first handshake is
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always the hard part. they did it, we did it. after lunch, mr kim was running a bit late, which meant a good work—out for his security detail. and then, in a day of extraordinary moments, came this. they simply went for a stroll in the most heavily fortified border in the world. and then sat for a chat while the world tried to lip—read in korean. they didn't keep us waiting long for their declaration. translation: facing each other, i wholeheartedly feel once again that north and south are the same people, the same blood and we cannot be separated. translation: chairman kim and i reaffirm today that a korean peninsula without nuclear weapons is the shared goal for complete denuclearisation. so they tested the joint aim to
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formally end the korean war and walk towards a peace treaty. they have promised to reunite families torn apart by division. on the face of it, strong words of ambition and hope, but amidst the lofty language, there is very little detail. and kim jong—un did and kimjong—un did not say he and kim jong—un did not say he was willing to give up its nuclear weapons. “— willing to give up its nuclear weapons. —— his nuclear weapons. there was more political theatre as the two said farewell. just months ago they were on the brink of war. and now the world is watching this warm embrace. there is no doubt it is a good start, but the way ahead is still not clear. laura bicker, bbc news, seoul. there's been a broadly positive
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reaction to the ground—breaking summit around the world. north korea's main ally, china, says beijing stands ready to continue helping the two koreas resolve their differences. andrew plant has more. korean teenagers now living in japan, celebrating something that many thought they would never see, now the hope here is reunification ofa now the hope here is reunification of a country that has been divided for more than 60 years. japan has long maintained a hardline position on north korea, but news of plans talks between donald trump and kim jong—un appears to have softened tokyo's stands. translation: i welcome the talks as a sign of progress towards the resolution of issues concerning north korea. i hope that north korea will take concrete action following the inter— korean summit. will take concrete action following the inter- korean summit. the question is, after decades focused
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on developing nuclear weapons, is denuclearisation realistic? america is hoping —— hop|ng denuclearisation realistic? america is hoping —— hoping that friday's summer is hoping —— hoping that friday's summer will be the start of that pi’ocess summer will be the start of that process “— summer will be the start of that process —— summit. summer will be the start of that process -- summit. i think good things can happen with respect to north korea. we are setting up meetings, we are down to two countries, as to a site, we will let you know what that site is. the us defence secretary was asked if he trusted north korea. this was, he replied, a rare opportunity for a new relationship. this is about negotiations and we will build through confidence building measures a degree of trust to go forward. so we will see how things go. the chinese leader has said his country will do whatever it can to help north and south korea resolve their differences. many are hoping the warm words lead to a permanent
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forward north korea, as the secretive state appears to take its first steps in from the cold —— thaw. and replied, bbc news. earlier i spoke to christine ahn. she is the founder of women cross dmz and has long advocated for peace between the two koreas. i began by asking her what was her reaction when she saw the handshake between kim jong—un and moonjae—in. it's a watershed moment. and i believe a new day for the korean peninsula. and i believe a new day for the world to witness historic enemy is willing to shake hands, willing to express, with a genuine heartfelt desire, to reconcile 70 yea rs of heartfelt desire, to reconcile 70 years of division and a state of war. and it was an extraordinary thing to witness. i, along with
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probably millions of koreans on the peninsula and around the world, shed tea rs peninsula and around the world, shed tears watching the two leaders engage in this process that will ultimately, hopefully lead to a formal conclusion to the korean war. 0ne formal conclusion to the korean war. one of the people in the laura bicker‘s reporter a few moments ago, with understandable optimism, which maybe you share, said the first handshake is always the hard part is. doesn't history show us there have been so many false dawns, if you like, between the north and south? yes, and is, absolutely, and at the same time we are in a different moments and, for one, we have a president in south korea, moonjae—in, who have a president in south korea, moon jae—in, who has have a president in south korea, moonjae—in, who has an extraordinary experience, he was the chief of staff for the last liberal president that advanced the sunshine
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policy. so he has tremendous experience. we also have a situation where he is setting this up at the beginning of his term and he has a tremendous mandate from the south korean people, eight out of ten south koreans want there to be a peace agreement. he enjoys popularity, i'm seen before. i think that the broader geopolitical situation comedy rising tensions between the us and china, have made it such that be two careers must come together to prevent a nuclear war but to advance the interests of the korean people. that is what we witnessed in the summit and the declaration that came out yesterday. 0n declaration that came out yesterday. on that point, would we have got to this state if it was not for president trump playing bad cop to moonjae—in's good president trump playing bad cop to moon jae—in's good cop, president trump playing bad cop to moonjae—in's good cop, if you like? i would say that there were probably
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unintended consequences of the maximum pressure campaign. it said we re maximum pressure campaign. it said were probably in the sense that it so were probably in the sense that it so terrified the korean people on both sides of the dmz of a bloody strike, and we know that a us paraded in wool would lead to counter retaliation to the bases and troops in south korea. within the first few days, 300,000 people would be killed. up to 25 million people would be impacted will should there bea would be impacted will should there be a conflict. i think that was a tremendous incentive for the two korean leaders to get together and to begina korean leaders to get together and to begin a process. i would say that while we have a loss to anticipate with the kim and trump summit coming up with the kim and trump summit coming up in with the kim and trump summit coming upina with the kim and trump summit coming up in a few weeks, the greatest
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deterrent for any conflict on the korean peninsula is what came out yesterday, which is the peace process that is beginning between north and south korea. that was christine ahn speaking to me earlier. let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news. the air crash which killed most of a brazilian football team was caused by a lack of fuel and negligence. the official report into the accident in november 2016 said the pilot had radioed the control tower to report a fuel emergency after not stopping en—route at bogota to re—fuel. 71 people died in the tragedy including all but three of the chapecoense football team. a usjudge has postponed a lawsuit by 90 days brought by the porn star stormy daniels against president trump's lawyer. the ruling said michael cohen's constitutional rights could be endangered if the lawsuit proceeded while he was under criminal investigation. ms daniels is seeking to end a non—disclosure agreement she allegedly signed to keep quiet about a sexual encounter with mr trump, which he denies. the german chancellor,
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angela merkel, says she will continue to talk to president trump as he decides whether to stick with the iran nuclear deal. speaking after meeting mr trump, mrs merkel, like france's president macron who also visited washington this week, described the existing agreement as "a first step" in slowing down iran's nuclear activities. laura trevelayan has more a warm welcome for the german chancellor from the american president. both leaders aware of how minutely their body language to be scrutinised. when president macron was in france earlier this week he was in france earlier this week he was feted and embrace for three days. unlike angela merkel‘s first meeting with president trump, when he is seen to avoid taking a hand. by he is seen to avoid taking a hand. by contrast, the mood was positively
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upbeat, including handshakes. angela merkel presto warm reception and the president said they are misunderstood. we actually have had a great relationship right from the beginning but some people did not understand that. but we understand it, and that is what is important. there is no disclosing —— disguising begot between the pair. be cautious angela merkel does not want the president to put imports on the —— ta riffs president to put imports on the —— tariffs on imports. mr trump's new secretary of state signal today that is unlikely. perhaps overcoming the shortcomings of the deal, he is unlikely to stay in the deal. at a press c0 nfe re nce unlikely to stay in the deal. at a press conference after m rs unlikely to stay in the deal. at a press conference after mrs merkel‘s whirlwind a few hours in the white house, mrtrump whirlwind a few hours in the white house, mr trump was even more direct about iran's nuclear ambitions. house, mr trump was even more direct about iran's nuclear ambitionslj don't about iran's nuclear ambitions.” don't look about whether or not i would use military force, that is not appropriate to be talking about, ican not appropriate to be talking about, i can tell you this, they will not be doing nuclear weapons. that i can tell you. 0ver par, angela merkel said the your own deal was a further
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step and it was important to curb to runtehran. she was diplomatic. translation: we had an exchange of views on the current state of affairs of the negotiations and the respect of thousands of where we stand on this. and the decision lies with the president. and there was a dose of america first on the president for the multilateralist german chancellor. i am representing the united states. angela merkel is representing germany. she is doing a fantasticjob. thank representing germany. she is doing a fantastic job. thank you very representing germany. she is doing a fantasticjob. thank you very much, everybody. this is a very different american president. and angela merkel like other world leaders is learning how to handle him. stay with us on bbc news. still to come: it's taken four days but britain's newest royal prince has finally been named. what might‘ve inspired the duke and duchess of cambridge to choose a european name for their newborn? nothing, it seems, was too big to withstand the force
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of the tornado. the extent of the devastation will lead to renewed calls for government help to build better housing. internationally, there have already been protests. sweden says it received no warning of the accident. indeed, the russians at first denied anything had gone wrong. it was only when radioactive levels started to increase outside russia were they forced to admit the accident. for the mujahideen, the mood here is of great celebrations. this is the end of a 12—year war. they have taken the capital, which they have fighting for for so long. it was 7am in the morning, the day when power began to pass from the majority to the minority. when africa, after 300 years, reclaimed its last white colony. this is bbc news.
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the latest headlines: president trump has welcomed the successful koreas summit but he warned the us will maintain pressure on north korea until the peninsula is free of nuclear weapons. and the german chancellor angela merkel says she will continue to liaise with mr trump until a decision is taken on the future of the nuclear deal with iran. a former police officer has appeared in court accused of committing i3 murders and 51 rapes. prosecutors allege 72—year—old joseph james deangelo is the so—called golden state killer, whose crimes terrorised communities in california in the 1970s and ‘80s. this frail old man is accused of
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terrorising california in the 1970s and 80s. joseph james deangelo. is that a name? yes. sorry? yeah. handcuffed to a wheelchair, he seemed confused at times when the judge explained he was initially facing two counts of murder. the accused made no plea and was refused bail. in total, he is suspected of at least 13 killings, 51 rates and scores of burglaries, many dating to the time when he was a police officer. his lawyer says he is entitled to a fair trial. we have the law that suggest that he is innocent until they prove him guilty and that is what i was going to ask everybody to remember because i feel like he has been tried here in the press already. mr deangelo, a father of grown—up children, is said to be extremely surprised when he was arrested at home in it quiet suburb
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of sacramento last week. the crime spree had begun more than a0 years ago, just half an hour drive away, before spring to the san francisco area and then on the central and southern california. detectives have revealed they use the genealogy website to narrow down their search the suspect, who was arrested after officers obtained dna from an he discarded. relatives of some of josephjames discarded. relatives of some of joseph james deangelo's discarded. relatives of some of josephjames deangelo's alleged victims were in court hearing. if convicted he could be sentenced to death. james cook, bbc news, los angeles. there are musical comebacks, and then there are musical comebacks. 35 years after they last worked together, swedish super group abba have announced they've recorded two new songs. the tracks have not yet been released but the first will be broadcast in a special programme by the bbc later this year. tim allman has more. my, my! at waterloo napoleon did
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surrender. 0h, my, my! at waterloo napoleon did surrender. oh, yeah! 197a, flares, satinjumpsuits, surrender. oh, yeah! 197a, flares, satin jumpsuits, and surrender. oh, yeah! 197a, flares, satinjumpsuits, and a song called waterloo. anni—frid, and yet, any and beyond, collectively known as piano, putting sweden on the pop news exmouth. waterloo! i was defeated, you won the war. for nearly ten years, they dominated the charts and then they called it a day. now it is very much a case of mamma mia, here i go again. in a statement, the band said: mamma mia. here i go again. my, my.
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how can! mamma mia. here i go again. my, my. how can i resist? the new song is called i still have faith in you and don't shut me down were recorded last summer, they will do a virtual reality tour, and to the question of new music was raised when bjorn spoke to the bbc not so long ago. i'm ready to say that yet. so there could be new songs? well i'm... you know, it's it is up in the air! stay tuned, stay tuned. what the songs sound like is so far still a mystery. but soon, otherfans sound like is so far still a mystery. but soon, other fans will get to hear them and thank them for the music all over again. —— abba fans. earlier, we spoke to our correspondent in stockholm, maddie savage, and she told us about reaction in abba's home country. well as you can imagine, a strong
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reaction from sweden, a great three, one of the face famous physical exports of all time, sold more than aoo exports of all time, sold more than a00 million records around the world, and although there were hits on the bbc interview, this is a group that have famously said for yea rs group that have famously said for years they will not reform and get together and perform again on stage and we know they are not going to be there physically at actually, there is going to be a version of this, these hologram avatar tools and now this news today that there will be new music. we know the names of one of the trucks, it is called i still have faith in you, and yes, it seems like a lot of the fans from international fan groups, have all been rushing to social media to talk about how excited they are and discuss the music from abba who will ta ke discuss the music from abba who will take us back to the 1970s. in sweden, the swedish media at that stage of the day several hours after
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the stories broke and they were all covering their news bulletins with global interest, looking at how people in germany and us and australia have been obsessed with this story because as you say, a great three, the band that haven't released any new music and 35 years and still are really close to people's heart and in sweden there area people's heart and in sweden there are a lot of genuine fans. the name of the latest addition to the british royal family has been revealed four days after he was shown off to the world. the duke and duchess of cambridge's third child is louis arthur charles. he'll be known as prince louis of cambridge. here's our royal correspondent, nicholas witchell. cheering. it's taken four days — twice the time it took to decide the names of george and charlotte — but finally, the cambridges' baby has a new name — louis. it's a departure from the anglo—saxon names the royals normally choose for something which is french and german in origin.
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so, what is going on? is this a subtle message of solidarity with europe? or is it simply that william and catherine like the name? the evidence suggests the latter. after william's birth in 1982, he was named by his parents william arthur philip louis. it was a tribute by prince charles to his beloved great—uncle, lord louis, earl mountbatten of burma, who had been murdered by the ira three years before william's birth. five years ago, william and catherine named theirfirstborn son george alexander louis. so the name has threaded its way through the generations. now, with the arrival of the latest royal baby, the british royal family has a prince whose name has family links and a cross—channel connection. louis is a name with strong european associations in royal terms, most particularly with france.
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france had 18 kings called louis, including louis xiv, who reigned for 72 years. so what do people make of the name louis? we are french, so we kind of like it, obviously! and as for the brits? i love the name louis. i'm so pleased it's not going to be arthur! so pleased! that's the middle name, louis arthur charles. four days old and little louis is already creating his own entente cordiale. you are allup you are all up to date and you were watching bbc world news. , you are watching bbc world news. don't forget, you can get in touch with me and some hello.
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let's bring you up to date with how the weather is going to pan out across the british isles for the weekend and the start of next week. friday was none too sparkling for many parts of the british isles. this is the seeming wales. —— this is the scene in western wales. this is pretty typical of what most of you had to endure. when you look at how the chart is shaping up for the start of saturday, the closer you are, generally speaking, to that area of low pressure, the cloudier your weekend is going to be. a lot of cloud around again. some sunshine across northern and western parts. we finish the weekend with an introduction from the south—east of some pretty wet and windy weather. so a chilly start to saturday across scotland and northern ireland. further south, a blanket of cloud helps to keep the temperatures up and delivers the prospect of a little bit of rain as we get through saturday morning. i'm just going to take you into the south with our detailed model to take a look at how we see
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the showers developing. you will see there's no great organisation about it. many will stay dry. pretty cloudy, as i say. the cloud thick enough through yorkshire and lincolnshire and some of the neighbouring counties. further north, into northern ireland and much of scotland, especially away from the eastern shores, there is a good chance of seeing one or two sharp showers. now we are into the bigger picture. the temperatures profile shows you it will not be very warm on saturday. if you are stepping out in the evening, those showers will tend to die away. that rain is hanging on through good parts across the eastern side until late on. going to keep the cloud across the east. that will keep temperatures up. notice the blue, extensive across northern and western parts, especially in scotland, northern ireland and the north—west of england. a cold and bright start there. elsewhere, as i say, a lot of cloud. eventually, that will thicken up in the south—eastern quarter and before the day is over, we'll see rain and gathering wind, all of which will combine again to suppress the temperatures below what we would expect at this time of year. now, all of that wind and rain is coming from a big area of low pressure.
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it's not just the south—east that will see that combination of wet and windy weather — a good part of the near continent and northern parts of germany, getting up to denmark as well, and even at this range, there is a bit of concern about it because it will be pretty filthy, just for the start of the commute and the school day. disruption is likely. bbc local radio will keep you up to date. there you can see the extent of it. it could be cool enough for a little bit of sleetiness across the higher ground and the midlands. seven, eight, nine degrees or so. a bit drier and brighter further north. this is bbc news. the headlines: president trump has welcomed the historic summit between north and south korea, in which the countries leaders set out a peace plan and called off their conflict. but mr trump made it clear that the us will continue to put pressure on north korea until the regime gives after meeting donald trump at the white house, the german chancellor, angela merkel, said she would continue to be in very close contact with him while he considers his decision
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on the nuclear deal with iran. mrs merkel acknowledged flaws with the agreement but urged mr trump to stick with it. the swedish pop stars, abba, have recorded two new songs — their first since the 80s. the group said they were an unexpected consequence of their recent decision to put together a "virtual reality" tour. it's not yet known when the tracks will be released. now on bbc news, it's time for click.
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