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this is bbc world news today. our top stories. it's back on. after a top north korean official delivers a and president trump as the singapore summit what happened.” president trump as the singapore summit what happened. i think we will have a relationship and it will start on june 12. italy has a new prime minister. giuseppe conte is finally sworn in by the president. but in spain, it's goodbye. prime minister mariano rajoy is forced from office by a vote of no—confidence. caught in the crossfire of a trade war? the eu plans to raise duty on harley—davidson motorbikes and other goods unless us withdraws tariffs on steel. it is very unfortunate if we get into this tit—for—tat position, especially with one of our closest allies. nobody wins in a trade war. there are only casualties. the summit between the us
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and north korea is back on. the date and place the same, the 12th ofjune in singapore. it follows the handing over of a letter from the north korean leader at a much anticipated meeting at the white house between the president and a close aide of north korea's kimjong—un. president trump said this was the start of a relationship. mr trump wants to press kim jong—un to give up his nuclear weapons, although mr trump has admitted that might require more rounds of direct negotiations. we will be meeting onjune i2 we will be meeting onjune 12 in singapore. it's a get to wallow you —— get to know you kind of situation. mike has spent two days doing this. we have gotten to know
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their people very well and you people will have to travel because you will be in singapore onjune i2. and i think it will be a process. i have never said it goes in one meeting. i think is going to be a process. but the relationships are building that is a positive. what is your sense of what the north koreans are doing on the issue of denuclearisation? i think they want to do that. i know they want to do that. they want other things along the line. they want to develop as a country. that's going to happen i have no doubt. japan is involved as you know. as south korea is very much involved. we are involved in terms of getting everything. everybody wants the united states. so we are going to help the process. without us it wouldn't happen. but i think you see a lot of great positive things including with china. at the bc a lot of positive things happening with president xi who has held me quite a bit with this. so we will see where it leads
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butjune i2 this. so we will see where it leads butjune 12 we will be in singapore. it will be a beginning. i never say it happens in one meeting. you are talking about years of hostility, yea rs of talking about years of hostility, years of problems. years of, really, hatred between so many definitions. i think you have a very positive result in the end. —— between so many different nations. you appeared to question their sincerity in your letter to kim jong—un last week. have they gone far enough now? don't forget. my letter was a response to their letter. the media forgot that. the media said you had a meeting and then you cancel. i never cancelled it. i cancelled it in response to a statement. i think we are totally over that and we are going to deal and we will start a process. that impromptu press congress to place in just over an hour ago in washed in. anthony's erker was following what
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was being said. and i asked him if mrtrump had was being said. and i asked him if mr trump had actually read the letter? yes, he said he asked kim yong—chol if he could open it there and he did read it. just earlier in that earlier press conference he described the letter as very nice before revealing that he was going inside and read it. he baited the press and asked them if they wanted to see it and the reporters were interested to see it. but he said that would not be publicly released at the moment. although they may do so at the moment. although they may do so at some point in time. it looked like he was generally enjoying that moment. yes. the thing is donald trump likes to media bash. he likes the greatest diet —— grids press coverage . he likes the greatest diet —— grids press coverage. but he also enjoys the attention —— the attention and talking to the press. this was a moment where it was a significant diplomatic event. and he was relishing the attention from the press corps and the world. the world
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watching as just six months ago he was talking about fire and fury raining down in north korea and here he is receiving the man he describes as the second most powerful person in all of north korea into the nova —— oval office. and wishing them goodbye from the white house lawn after they left. and same we will see you in singapore onjune i2. after they left. and same we will see you in singapore on june 12. the meeting is back on. he covered a lot of ground in that press commerce. what did you take away from it? he downplayed expectations of that meeting in singapore. yes it is on but he repeatedly used the words it isa but he repeatedly used the words it is a process. we can go fast, these things go slow. —— species can go on. we will not sounds —— we will not size anon dude —— june 12. we will not be signing a significant diplomatic document or achievement. whether it would be a formal and to the korean war or some sort of nuclear disarmament agreement. i think those expectations have been
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tamped down somewhat and he said the relationship with kim jong—un will begin onto ——june 12 relationship with kim jong—un will begin onto —— june 12 when they face—to—face. he did describe the relationship between north korea and general after those remarks last year as going quite well. he said that north korea and us relationships were as good as it's been a long time. he said he doesn't wa nt to been a long time. he said he doesn't want to even use the word —— term maximum pressure and more. that was the way he did —— described us sanctions on north korea at leading up sanctions on north korea at leading up until now. he said he and hundreds more sanctions the us was considering imposing. north korea didn't ask about them but he told them unsolicited that he was going to hold off on any new sanctions because he feels like real progress is being made. a very encouraging or encourage the donald trump speaking there. he seems to be optimistic about the way things are heading. anthony there on that impromptu press c0 nfe re nce anthony there on that impromptu press conference and he is already tweeting about it. you can follow him on twitter, it's a good idea to do so.
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italy has a new prime minister — and government — ending three months of political uncertainty. little—known lawyer and academic giuseppe conte was sworn in alongside other cabinet ministers to lead western europe's first anti—establishment government. the populist prime minister had earlier abandoned attempts to form a government after italy's president rejected his pick for finance minister. jenny hill reports from rome. it's the moment europe has been waiting for. a new italian prime minister. giuseppe conti, a law professor with biblical experience. and is sworn and one by one a new government. an antiestablishment coalition. it almost didn't happen at all. the fierce critic of the euro was rejected by the time present. desperate talks, mice in the shape of a moderate academic who now will oversee italy's finances.
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an end to uncertainty. but perhaps the drama has onlyjust begun. the new government already controversial. its promise to deport half a million migrants to lower taxes, spend more on welfare. one thing to keep in mind that the italian government has hardly ever —— entanglements hardly last the five—year legislature and there no reason to believe this to be any different discussion because you have two wildly different parties in this coalition. the far right league which has a very tough stance on immigration with the five star movement which has a little bit more left green said today. so that is an issue between them. translation: at the new government will be fine. we must change. at least we must try. translation: i hope this government will start well. we are living in a rather special moment sol will start well. we are living in a rather special moment so i believe anyone now can do well, can do better. we will see, but at least we
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should test them. the euro zone will be watching. the government rejects austerity, plans to spend its way to growth. all smiles today but this country with its huge debt may yet have to do battle with the likes of brussels and berlin. jenny hill, bbc news, rome. for the first time since spain became a democracy four decades ago, its prime minister has been forced from office by a no confidence vote in parliament. mariano rajoy lost his position in the last few hours. the opposition socialist party leader pedro sanchez becomes the new prime minister, leading a government without a parliamentary majority. this is the moment when mariano rajoy crossed the floor to congratulate mr sanchez.
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parliament erupted into applause and cheering as it was announced mps had voted against mr rajoy by a margin of ii. the opposition put forward the no confidence motion after the governing people's party was implicated in a major corruption scandal. gavin lee has more from madrid. we had just witnessed a presence in spanish politics. the first ever time that the motion of no confidence has been successful in spain and mariano rajoy has now departed. knowing he was having to leave office before the vote of no—confidence started. it took one hour. there were 180 mps voted against him from seven different parties. the target was 176 needed for him to be removed. and the people's party, his governing party, party, his his party has gone from office, a couple of minutes ago we saw mariano rajoy leaving, a hostile audience. the deputy prime minister said she was sad. there was a lot of shouting and chance of corruption as her car left as well. —— and chance of corruption. ——
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cha nts —— and chance of corruption. —— chants of corruption. the government have denied these corruption allegations, they say they are a thing of the past, but ultimately led to this no—confidence motion last week and he is gone. this is what happened just before he entered the chamber a short while ago, and it seems he knew the game was up. translation: from what we all know that no—confidence motion is likely to go through which means that mr sanchez will be the new prime minister. i would like to be the first to congratulate him. it will be this chamber which will make the decision. let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news. there have been widespread reports of europeans struggling to use cash machines. these are set on twitter they are currently expressing a twitter disruption which is delayed in some transactions being processed. they are investigating the cause. some payment services say the cause. some payment services say the system is slowly starting to
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accept payments. a new law has been introduced in the german state of bavaria, requiring almost all public buildings to display a christian cross in their entrance. the state premier, markus soder says the crucifix is at the heart of bavarian identity, but critics have accused him of politicising religion to woo far—right and anti—islam supporters before elections later this year. the chief executive of brazil's state—owned oil producer petrobras has resigned. pedro parente stood down following nationwide trucker strikes that brought the economy to a standstill and forced the government to bring down diesel prices. oil workers had demanded mr parente's resignation and called for an end to the company's policy of setting prices at free—market rates, which has led to high oil prices. the european union has told the us that it's playing a "dangerous game" by imposing tariffs on european steel and aluminium. it's called the measures pure protectionism, warning it will affectjobs both in the eu and the united states. as expected, the eu has hit back with its own
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tariffs in retaliation — a ten—page list of us products including denim, bourbon whisky, corn, rice and harley—davidson motorcycles. our north america correspondent nick bryant reports. bethlehem, pennsylvania, used to be a powerhouse of the us steel industry. then it became a rust belt power base of donald trump. after the closure of its main steel plant 20 years ago many people felt like economic castaways. stranded in a globalised economy that left them behind. with the presidential election, bethlehem voted republican for the first time since the 1980s. —— in the presidential election. we had 30,000 people working at one time. former steelworker tom doesn't even like donald trump but he loves the imposition of these tariffs. i think they will really help the economy, they are going to help the general public. it is a good thing. i don't think the sky will fall. you're not worried about the impact of a trade war? i'm not worried about the impact.
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it's been done before and it hasn't hurt. it's 30, a0 years too late. the trump administration claims its protecting the us security but this is more about protecting us steel industry and protecting rust belt towns. donald trump believes he is rewarding his loyal supporters and doesn't seem that worried about angering his closest allies. but the european union is not taking it without a fight, it's retaliating and calling without a fight, it's retaliating and calling donald trump's action a dangerous game. this is further weakening transatlantic relations. and it also increases the risk of turbulence in the markets protectionism can never be a solution. this will hurtjobs here in the european union but also in the us. the eu has published a ten—page tariff target list of american imports ranging from harley—davidson motorcycles to whisky and levi jeans. there has been a rapid response from america's neighbours,
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canada and mexico, imposing tariffs on $13 billion worth of us exports. port talbot steelworks in wales has fought for its survival recently. now more uncertainty. the flood of steel that would have gone to the us market from all over the world, but may now come to our market, flood it with steel, bring prices down, putjobs at risk, and we might then find ourselves in those very dark days of the steel crisis. steel workers here are understandably concerned. it's another kick in the teeth. after everything that we've gone through, we've worked hard to establish ourselves in the global market again. and now this has been presented and thrown onto our lap, through no fault of our own. tonight theresa may stressed her deep disappointment calling it an unjustified decision. words echoed by her trade secretary. it is very unfortunate if we get into this tit—for—tat position, especially with one
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of our closest allies. nobody wins in a trade war, there are only casualties. voiceover: bethlehem, pennsylvania, where every christmas a huge star glows from a hilltop. where every other night in the year the sky is lit by the hungry furnaces of steel. it's way too late to save bethlehem steel plant. the american industry's heyday is a thing of the past. but us unemployment drops today to its paws level in 18 years fuelling a sense of rust belt revival, and emboldening donald trump. nick bryant, bbc news, pennsylvania. we have lots more coming up including all over russia. plans for the football world cup and how it evolves including towards their many cities of soviet past. —— including towards. this is bbc world news today. the latest headlines.
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after a top north korean official delivers a letterfrom kimjong un to the white house president trump says the singapore summit on the 12th ofjune will happen. italy's president has sworn in the country's new prime minister. guiseppe conte is a 53—year—old academic, chosen by the anti—establishment parties which won the last election. after a german town was alerted that five big cats had escaped from a local zoo, it has emerged that the animals had never left their enclosures. the apparent escape of two lions, two tigers and a jaguar from eifel zoo in lunebach, which had flooded overnight, sparked a major search by the authorities and residents were urged to stay inside their homes. there is one set side to this story. one asian black bear that did break out from its flooded enclosure was shot. how the other animals were reported missing is unclear. it is time for all the sports news.
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the message so far between english and bashing in pakistan is don't bat first. they were bowled out cheaply and the exact same thing has happened to pakistan. the home side 100 --106-2. they happened to pakistan. the home side 100 —— 106—2. they reply happened to pakistan. the home side 100 ——106—2. they replyjust escape aside —— behind —— behind. patrick your reports. when they found out they lost themselves to injury this morning and that they had lost the toss as soon after that, a good buzz about what else could go wrong? they respond to. in part thanks to stuart broad's star. he rolled far better than he had to take two early wickets notable also that england called far better than they had in the first test. he was backed up by the first test. he was backed up by the rest of their attack. chris woke stepping in andjimmy the rest of their attack. chris woke stepping in and jimmy anderson. it looked do one stage that pakistan
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would not make 100 innings. they did, it was down to a 19—year—old who made a gutsy 56 before he was the first test wicket. pakistan out for 174. england has i turn a test of that fragile england batting order. keithjennings of that fragile england batting order. keith jennings had of that fragile england batting order. keithjennings had been reported to team and he made a solid looking 29 which helped england to build a platform for he would. alastair cook and the roof almost too good to the close of play when cook went for 46. that was frustrating for england but with roots still there and closing in on this pakistan first innings score, they regard this as a very good day indeed. novak djokovic was his first set of the french open so far and broke his first racket of the week but he still managed to made a mashed make at the fourth round. comics are a growing near four—hour match against the spanish 13 seed roberto batista to reach the last 16. he is due to phase fernando verdasco in the fourth round in paris. the lesko is through —— for
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desk or is through after beating dimitrov. he has still not reach the second week of the french open. he came through a second five set match in the rope, and from two sets to one down. the women's second seed is also there and much easier fashion. carolyn at —— carolyn was acting quick name her match in straight sets. —— caroline wozniacki. both fourth seeds gloss on friday. —— both romanian seas. square map. there were another of important international games taken there were another of important international games ta ken place there were another of important international games taken place in the warm—up of the world cup in two weeks' time. it's been an impressive win for australia over the czech republic by four goals to nil. separate loss to bosio 3—1. france weeding it to have one. two sides who will be in russia, egypt and
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columbia currently playing. bit of a thriller between tunisia and turkey. a19 minute thriller between tunisia and turkey. a 19 minute goal and things are at uf two. england and nigeria meet at a warm “— uf two. england and nigeria meet at a warm —— workup warm—up. gareth southgate has defended raheem's tattoo. he was criticised by anti—gun campaigners after seeing an assault rifle on his life. it responded by saying heat it was in memory of his father who shot to death when hate was two. southgate has said that he has had a tattoo for few months and wonders why it makes the news this week. and said the decision was a personal decision. in my view a tattoo is like any work of art. it's a very individual meaning. the intent is all with the individual with the person. what has been clear from all with the individual with the person. what has been clearfrom his own statement and his own experiences that he is not somebody who supports or wants to promote
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guns in the way that it was perceived at first. finally to some belgian tv pictures which seem to reveal the country's 23 man final squad for the world cup before it has even been announced. the broadcaster showed footage of mattresses being loaded up by a betting company before their departure for russia. with labels for each player that those mattresses are for. but should have named an original squad of 20 parts per the final list does not need to be submitted until monday. that's where we suffer now. —— that's where we ended now. thank you. all over russia preparations forjune's world cup are infull swing. in yekaterin—burg, grandmothers inna and vika, both former engineers, are brushing up on their language skills to take visiting football fans on walking tours through the city's soviet past. #0h
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# oh yesterday came suddenly. singing. only two weeks for them to brush up on their language skills. good luck to them and we will have lots of coverage of the world cup across the bbc. many thanks for watching. i am on social media if you would like to get a touch from me and the team here on bbc news. thank you. bye— bye. hello there. it's not the british
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isles which is been suffering stores. much of the near continent has also been battered by these huge thunderstorms. not a lot of heat and humidity has been in place here for the last few weeks. an area of low pressure has been stabilising the atmosphere allowing for violent thunderstorms to break out. the video behind me is of a recent storm in switzerland. torrential downpours have been battering parts of switzerland with large hail. also france, germany, the low countries, parts of western poland and also the british isles as we know. this is as inundated with floodwaters in several flights cancelled from various airports across the continent. —— and several flights. the east into poland. elsewhere it looks dry where we have had violent
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thunderstorms over the past week. it does remain very warm across europe, particularly central and northern areas. temperatures here remain well above the seasonal average. it looks like the nationals continue to ease down into the weekend. it looks like it stays warm across the board. across into north america. we have seen exceptionally wet weather across the eastern side of the united states recently. some areas, parts of the carolinas and chicago have seen their wettest may on record. bandar restores britney out again on the east. low pressure pushing in the central canada. further south the temperatures are building. a searing heat wave pushing its way northwards. far north as colorado from texas across new mexico to parts of arizona and nevada here. temperatures will be well above the
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seasonal average and a wildfire risk will be critical. that is how it's cooking across with america. into south asia we looking the southwest monsoon rains. pretty much on track encouraging —— going across parts of india and sri lanka. there will be heavy rain. they come to terms breaking out for the north and northeast. frequent lightning and large hail. some disruption. and across north northwest india into pakistan, staring pre—monsoon heatwave pretty typical of this time of year. pushing temperatures up to 50 celsius. new delhi remains hot and sunny for the nastiness. colombo seem cloudy skies with heavy thundery rain. closer to home this weekend. we will see fewer thundery showers. a lot of sunshine. this is bbc world news, the headlines. president trump says the summit between the us and north korea is back on, on june 12th in singapore. his announcement came after a meeting at the white house
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with a senior north korean official. the european union says it will impose duties on american goods including harley davidson motorbikes in response to us tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium. but the eu says it wants to avoid a trade war. the man chosen to lead italy's government, giuseppe conte, has been sworn in as prime minister, ending a period of political deadlock. the leaders of two anti—establishment parties who nominated him will serve as ministers in his government. but as one prime minister arrives in italy, in spain, it's goodbye. mariano rajoy has been forced out of office after losing a no—confidence vote. pedro sanchez, leader of the opposition socialists, will take over.
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