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the disgraced us film producer harvey weinstein hands himself in to police in new york. eight months after women started speaking out, he's expected to face charges relating to sexual misconduct. we'll have the latest from the police station in new york. also this lunchtime: north korea says it's willing to speak to donald trump at any time in any form, after the us president called off a planned summit. a burglar is found guilty of attempted murder, after attacking a 96—year—old d—day veteran with a claw hammer in his home. today's the day for big changes to data laws — designed to increase protection for people online. the stage is set for the bbc‘s biggest weekend — four days of live music is about to begin across all four nations. and coming up on bbc news — wickets wanted for england as pakistan attempt to build a big
first innings lead at lord's. a good day today and they could bat the home side out of the first test. good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. the american film producer, harvey weinstein, has surrendered to new york police to face charges of sexual misconduct. over the past eight months, dozens of women have come forward to say that they've been assaulted and propositioned, and it's prompted the launch of the #metoo and #timesup campaigns. harvey weinstein insists any sexual encounters were consensual. helena lee reports. harvey weinstein arriving at a
manhattan police station in a short time ago. of egg h¥;‘bzzis 7 inside he egg h¥;‘bzzis 7 . k a . york. inside he was charged with rape and sexual assault. this is a man who once ruled the red carpet. and won dozens of oscars for films such as shakespeare in love. the charges he is facing relates to claims made by lucia evans, once an aspiring actress. she says the producer abused her at his office in new york. she and the number of hollywood superstars including gwyneth paltrow and angelina jolie we re gwyneth paltrow and angelina jolie were pa rt of gwyneth paltrow and angelina jolie were part of a chorus of accusations which gave rise to the #metoo movement. it led to a number of powerful men being held to account for their actions. the italian
actress asia argento at the cannes film festival last week repeated claims that harvey weinstein right her. in 1997 i was right by harvey weinstein here at cannon. she reacted today with a single word on social media and others were quick to follow. it's been a torrid few months for hollywood. last october the 1st accusations emerged in a newspaper where decades of sexual harassment allegations were detailed including from actors rose mcgowan and ashleyjudd. later that month further accusations were made by dozens further accusations were made by d oze ns of further accusations were made by dozens of women as the allegations continued to build police in new york said they had a case against him. new york state prosecutors then announced they had filed a lawsuit against the weinstein company saying the studio failed to protect employees from his alleged
harassment and abuse. for the first time since the allegations emerged, weinstein time since the allegations emerged, wei nstei n faces time since the allegations emerged, weinstein faces charges of rape and sexual assault in new york. as well as today's charges harvey weinstein is also facing sexual assault and rape allegations in london and los angeles. he has previously denied any accusations of nonconsensual sex. our correspondent nada tawfiq is in new york. it's been a long time reaching this point, what happens from here on? this was a very carefully choreographed entrance by harvey weinstein. the m ipd shuts down this street and allowed his black suv to roll—up, harvey weinstein emerging from the back in front of the world's cameras, unable to escape
the spotlight. he is still inside and us media are reporting they will pay a $1 million bail and then he will receive an ankle bracelet and have his passport surrendered so he is unable to leave the country. he will then go to criminal court here in new york where he will face those charges of sexual misconduct. in connection to at least two accusers, one of them is lucia evans who says harvey weinstein forced her to perform a sexual act here at his tribeca office in new york in 200a. the other woman has not spoken out publicly before but prosecutors have been under intense scrutiny to bring this case by female activists, especially since 2015 the prosecutors failed to bring a case against him in 2015 for groping a woman. certainly all of the world has their eyes trained on this precinct here and later to hear the
formal charges against harvey weinstein. north korea says its leader kim jong—un is still willing to talk ‘at any time, in any form' to donald trump, despite the us president's decision yesterday to cancel a summit planned for next month. pyongyang called the decision extremely regrettable. laura bicker reports from seoul. three, two, one! blast! this was north korea's big moment — the destruction of its only known nuclear test site. a grand gesture to show it was serious about its planned meeting with the us president. hand—picked journalists were shown tunnels where the state tested its nuclear weapons. before they were blown to smithereens. blast! but barely had the dust settled when donald trump decided the longed—for summit was off.
some in south korea could not contain theirfury. they feel their best hope at peace in decades is now slipping away. in a statement through state—run media, pyongyang attempted to take the moral high ground. "the unilateral announcement to cancel the summit is unexpected and we cannot but feel regret for it," they said. "we have the intent to sit with the us side to solve problems regardless at any time." the un is also urging both sides to find a way to meet. i urge the parties to continue their dialogue, to find the path to the peaceful and verifiable denuclearisation of the korean peninsula. at the border between the two koreas, where its people can look but never cross, this summit was about more than making a deal — it was about ending a near 70—year conflict. translation: this time north korea opened itself up and dismantled all of its nuclear test sites.
but president trump suddenly changed his mind. i am not sure what he was thinking, but i hope he will change his mind again. translation: i think north korea must change itself for their people. the north's inappropriate remarks and statements that do not respect the other side are wrong. i think trump will eventually hold hands with north korea, it is just being delayed. it appears the south korean president got little or no notice of the summit‘s cancellation and many here are asking, is that any way to treat a key ally? there was so much hope placed on that singapore meeting. they have learned over 70 years not to trust the north, but when it comes to their future, they are asking here, can they really trust the united states? laura bicker, bbc news, seoul. canadian police are searching for two suspects they believe set off an explosive device inside a restaurant. at least 15 people were injured in the blast, three of them seriously,
in mississauga, 20 miles west of toronto. two male suspects fled after detonating the device. an independent scotland should keep the pound for at least a decade after britain leaves the eu, according to a report produced for the snp. there had been speculation that if scotland voted for independence, it would move to a new version of sterling. here's our scotland correspondent lorna gordon. the economy, the currency, the question of whether people in scotland would be better or worse off dominated the debate during the referendum on the country's future. so, today, this weighty document, with 50 recommendations it is claimed would enable scotland to reach its full potential. fiscally conservative, arguing against austerity, trying to build a new economic case for independence. one of the really good things about the report is that it's positive and aspirational,
but it doesn't shy away from challengers. it doesn't try to sugar—coat those challenges. but it makes the incontrovertible point that small independent countries have consistently performed better than the uk, and that that gap is likely to widen with brexit. the report argues scotland has all the features of other successful small countries. it recommends boosting migration with policies to encourage more highly skilled workers to move here. it suggests an independent scotland contribute £5 billion annually to meet historic uk debt and to help fund international aid. and it says the country would keep the pound for at least ten years, only introducing its own currency once a series of economic tests were met. it's never been tried in a country of scotland's scale. there's some big issues with it, so you wouldn't have... or you would have a very limited lender of last resort to support your banking sector, you wouldn't have your own monetary policy set for the specifics of the scottish economy.
so there will be significant debate. critics say the proposals are unwanted, a distraction from issues like education and the nhs. i think the people of scotland were told to stay few years ago that they had the most comprehensive plan ever and we had to discount everything the nationalists had said and focus on that, and then today they say "discount everything we said a few years ago, we've got a new plan." rather than the grandstanding we've had today from the first minister, i think the people of scotland just want her to go back to the dayjob of improving school standards and fixing our hospitals. the question of the timing of any possible future referendum remains unanswered. nicola sturgeon says she'll address that in the autumn. those in favour of independence will hope today's report will persuade those voters previously sceptical about the economics of independence to reconsider their views. lorna gordon, bbc news, edinburgh. the latest round of brexit talks appears to have ended in acrimony, with the eu saying the uk must
abandon its ‘fantasy‘ that things will remain the same after leaving the union. the chancellor philip hammond said the comments — which suggested britain still hasn't accepted the consequences of its decision to leave — were unhelpful. damian grammaticas is in brussels. not the sort of language people want to be hearing with so little time left. you are right, rather than acrimonious maybe just serious pressure building up now in the negotiations. this week more technical negotiations and what they have ended with is eu sources saying they are simply hasn't been enough substantive progress and they put this down to the idea that the uk has a plan they say, that it can leave the eu with all those red lines the government has adopted and still benefit from all the things the eu has and all the programmes. so things like justice and home
affairs, security cooperation, worried there will be gaps is the uk but the eu says that if the choice you have made, that is what brexit is. on the future trading relationship, the space programme, all the things that the eu says you will be out, the issue of northern ireland at the border is really about heart of this, the eu say it isafun about heart of this, the eu say it is a fun to see what the uk government is talking about. there has to be progress before thejune summit when they need to see the uk's proposed solutions. people in the irish republic are voting in a referendum about whether to change the country's abortion laws. voters will decide whether to repeal the eighth amendment of the irish constitution — which bans all terminations, except when the mother's life is in danger. a burglar who attacked a d—day veteran in his home with a claw hammer has been convicted of attempted murder. joseph isaacs, who's 40, attacked 96—year—old jim booth last november.
jon kay reports from taunton crown court on the veteran who was left for dead. when you've been recognised for outstanding bravery at d—day, when you've been praised by prime ministers and have even danced with a duchess, it seems nothing phases you. then he was charging, lifting the thing. and pushed me backwards, right up the path. for the first time, 96—year—old jim booth is describing the moment he was attacked in his somerset home by a bogus builder wielding a claw hammer. he hit me six times on the head, as well as more on the arms, with a claw hammer, and on the claw side of it, too. er... each time between it shouting, "money, money, money!" somehoinm booth managed to stagger out of his house into the lane to alert neighbours, even though he had a fractured skull, he was concussed and covered in blood. to suffer that level
of abuse with a hammer, most people would expect that to be fatal. but, as i've said, it'sjim's strength of character and resilience which has helped pull through. maybe it was his military training, butjim reckons he didn't go down without a fight and took on his. —— took on his attacker. i punched... i'd hit him, that's right. and i couldn't. .. i think i probably just defended myself because he was hitting myself, you know? but i'm saying saying i blame myself, because i was special services and i think i should really have known how to deal with it. but i was too old, obviously. two days later, joseph isaacs was arrested. the jury was told he'd been traced after using the war veteran's stolen bank cards. jim hopes he'll soon be cycling again and playing the church organ like he did before the attack. and as a veteran of the normandy landings, he is philosophical
about what he's been through. worse things happen at sea, as they say, hasn't it? in the war, yeah. jon kay, bbc news, somerset. our top story this lunchtime... the disgraced us film producer harvey weinstein hands himself in to police in new york. he's expected to face sexual misconduct charges. and coming up... high spirits in kiev, where liverpool fans are finding their voices in the run up to tomorrow's champions league final. coming up on bbc news, rory mcilroy‘s back in contention at wentworth. a birdie—filled second half at the pga championship set the standard for the rest to follow as the northern irishman attempts to win the tournament for a second time. more relatives of people who died in the grenfell tower fire have been
remembering their loved ones on this, the fifth day, of the public inquiry into the disaster. 72 people were killed by the fire which took hold in the early hours of 14th june last year. all the testimonies have been upsetting — with many harrowing in their detail. our home affairs correspondent tom symonds reports. brothers, sisters, cousins, friends, fathers and mothers. this week, they have all come to make their statements. today, the memories were of an entire family lost in the fire. the el wahabis were described as five special people from the 21st floor. father and husband abdulaziz. i will start by greeting you the way my brother would. and it would be a good morning, governor, if you were a man, and good morning, darling, if you were a lady. we used to have our own private conversations downstairs from the tower, just me and him.
boy, i wish i could talk to him now. his wife was a talented seamstress, happy to pass on her skills. our sister—in—law was the anchor of her family, she had a real presence within the community and she was loved by many. she was our family, she was our sister and she will always be remembered for her strength, her kindness and her love for this. we miss her dearly. it is a daunting prospect to be watched publicly grieving. but nine—year—old sara chebiouni was not going to be put off remembering her friend mehdi. the 21st floor was so much more fun and child friendly than the ninth floor, where i lived. had he lived
until adulthood, i think he would have liked to have been a comedian, although i do think he had some work to do on hisjokes. g re nfell tower to do on hisjokes. grenfell tower has become a symbol of society's failure, but it has become clear this week like —— that residents like ligaya moore were delighted to live there. she would a lwa ys delighted to live there. she would always say to me that is my building, it is a posh building and i love it so much. she loved to see the beauty of london from her window, she would always say, i am on top of the words, nenita. these last lives -- these last lives such as those of vinson ‘s chiejina are
not just seen as as those of vinson ‘s chiejina are notjust seen as memories but evidence, and there will be more next week. strict new laws governing the way companies handle personal information come into force today, throughout the eu. the aim of the gdpr, general data protection regulation, is to give people more control over data held about them, and ensure businesses are handling it correctly. our technology correspondent rory cellan—jones is here to explain more. jane, europe's new data protection regulation is already in uk law — and the promise is that it should let you take back control of your personal information. here it is, the gdpr — the general data protection regulation. it gives people the right to access the data held on them by organisations. they can correct if the information is wrong and even demand that it is all deleted. the regulator in charge of making this work says it is a big change. this is a new law, so there will be some hurdles and some humps at the
beginning, but i think what is really important here is the law is changing to give people more control over their personal information, and they can make choices. so there is a lot of focus on this. the last few days especially, certainly in our office, we have had 60,000 phone calls and communications from businesses in the last month alone. there is a lot of focus, i think thatis there is a lot of focus, i think that is good. and those calls have been coming in because firms big and small are worried about what it means for them. companies may need to make sure they have your consent to use your data. they will definitely have to report any data breaches within 72 hours. and they could face much bigger fines than before. one small business selling soap said getting to grips with it all had been a challenge. our business, we hold a tiny amount of data but what we have had to do to make sure it is safe, buy lockable cabinets, change software,
change our cloud subscriptions, change our cloud subscriptions, change contracts, create new policies. as a business it has probably cost around £2000, £2500. we have spent a lot on the website and e—mail marketing and done a lot of research into the software to make a of research into the software to makea gdpr of research into the software to make a gdpr compliant. there has been a lot of stuff but it's really good prices and has given small business is a bit of a kick up the bum to do it, so it is not all bad. now many firms have been worried about the cost of getting it wrong — but the information commissioner has stressed she's not expecting perfection from small businesses from day one. jane. cricket now and england needed a good morning session after their disastrous first day against pakistan at lords. well, the visitors continued to dominate. at lunch they were 136—3, just 48 behind. our sports correspondentjoe wilson has been watching the action. at lord's, english expectations can
feel like blades of grass, cut back, oi’ feel like blades of grass, cut back, or even flattened. the second day's play of this test match began with a distinct chill in the air as some supporters wondered if this english summer would just be a continuation of the barren test match winter. only wickets would lift the spirits. against this pakistan team, growing in confidence by the boundary, well, that was not easy. azhar ali and how mr hale were enjoying themselves. england's senior bowlers were not really enjoying themselves. the english captain was soon in the firing line. he could only watch and worry, hoping his players could do something. joe root‘s relief in every sinew when haris was out, england finally getting something. don beslan debut, he hit the stumps
and it was a runout. he missed, just. azhar ali continue to make batting look easy. he once scored 300 and a test match on his own. pakistan were passed 100 closing in on england's first innings score. was azhar a movable? back camejames anderson and lbw, gone for 50. young bess had a bowl, welcome to lord's. on the second day of the summer, another session where england came second, pakistan's leading at lunch. it's a big night tomorrow forfootball fans — liverpool play real madrid in the champions league final in kiev. a global audience of hundreds of millions is expected, with many people focused on two star players — cristiano ronaldo and mo salah. our sports correspondent david ornstein is in kiev — the liverpool fans lucky enough to
be on their way to kiev. travel and accommodation chaos has seen many miss out, but for those on the ground, the party as well under way. friends of ours have had flights cancelled, they have got rearranged flights and rearranged to gedion zelalem. we are here, ready for it and we will win it. so emotional, we have had a great trip, it is exciting. what is the feeling about the match from the liverpool fans? it is great, there will be shouting and singing. would you win? yes, three nil. liverpool put the finishing touches earlier this week to preparations for their biggest game in recent history. 11 years since their last european cup final, the aim was a sixth title and the first under managerjurgen klopp. with ibrahimovic mo salah in their side, hopes are high. —— with the ilicic mo salah. it will be
interesting to see how some of them embrace it, some of them think it is my stage, some of them will feel nervous and not get going and the game might pass them by. good clubs win trophies. it is time liverpool now, with the investment they have had, the way they play, jurgen klopp as the place buzzing, he will be thinking this is our best chance. opponents do not come much more menacing than real madrid, champions a record 12 times and spearheaded by arguably the leading player in the world in cristiano ronaldo. they are bringing me with confidence —— they are brimming with confidence as they bid to lift the trophy for the third time ina bid to lift the trophy for the third time in a row. they should change the name of the champions league to real madrid leak. —— league. the name of the champions league to real madrid leak. -- league. two giants of the sport, but synonymous with success. liverpool may be the underdogs, though they fly the flag for club and country and have their
sights set on another famous victory. david ornstein in here. —— in kiev. it's the bbc‘s "biggest weekend" — a festival of music across the bank holiday. billed as a massive celebration of live music, the event is being staged in four nations, across four days. our entertainment correspondent lizo mzimba is in belfast. what is happening where you are? the first acts came on stage just under half an hour ago to kick off this huge music event spanning four days and four nations. it has taken months and months of effort from hundreds upon hundreds of people, and of course the most crucial ingredient is here, the passion of millions of fans across the uk. over the next four days, tens of thousands of fans will be filling the four venues for a bank holiday weekend filled with live music. at home and on the move, millions
more are expected to watch and listen to the more than 100 acts taking part. final preparations have been going on for the past few hours to make sure everything looks and, most importantly, sounds as good as possible. with so many acts ground on the bill, to make sure they all follow on smoothly from each other. with no glastonbury this year the bbc thought this an ideal opportunity to showcase the wide variety of music that the bbc champions on all networks. classical violin plays. from classical artists like nigel kennedy... to pop acts like taylor swift. and craig david, who will be playing in swansea. i have been to swansea a couple of times with performances, of this magnitude it will be
fantastic. i am excited, it is a great, diverse crew of different artists that will be performing over the span of the different stages, so to be there with new music under older is great for me. things are now under way in perth in scotla nd things are now under way in perth in scotland and here in belfast in northern ireland, promising a bank holiday filled with many people's favourite acts on a weekend celebrating music from some of the world's most popular artists. as you can hear, the music is booming across two of the venues, belfast in northern ireland and perth in scotland as well. swansea, which is the radio! perth in scotland as well. swansea, which is the radio 1 event, kicks off tomorrow, that will see performances from the likes of taylor swift, florence and the machine and ed sheeran. coventry will begin on sunday. that will see artists ranging from jamie cullum to liam gallagher, who is headlining, and so many more on what the bbc hopes will be one of the biggest
weekends of music the uk has ever seen. good job keeping your voice above that, thank you lizo mzimba in an increasingly noisy belfast. what a fantastic weekend it looks. helen willetts, the weather looked lovely? beautiful in belfast and perth but i'm concerned about thunderstorms for coventry and swansea on sunday. beautifully sunny in belfast, we will keep the sunshine for the rest of the day and clear skies until evening, perth looks fine and dry with a breeze coming in, just the outside chance that some rain will creep towards the borders of scotla nd creep towards the borders of scotland but really unlucky to see that in perth. the clear skies here, but the rain is with us across england and wales. this was fort augusta at about half an