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it's back on — the summit between the us and north korea will take place in just under a fortnight. it follows the first ever visit from a north korean official to the white house with a letter from kim jong un. we're going to deal and we're going to really start a process. we're meeting with the chairman onjune 12, and i think it's probably going to be a very successful, ultimately a successful process. we'll see. we'll be looking at what the us and north korea both hope to gain from the summit. also tonight. the growing trade war — the eu, canada and mexico retaliate against us tariffs with taxes of their own on american goods. hundreds of trains cancelled again on northern rail, and from monday there'lljust be an emergency timetable. the family of the only british victim killed in the london bridge attack say they feel forgotten as the anniversary approaches. and that tattoo — the england manager comes to the defence of raheem sterling after he attracts a storm of criticism. and coming up on sportsday on bbc news.
it's england's turn to make a flying start to a test match, as they bowl pakistan out forjust 174 on the first day at headingley. good evening. the meeting between the united states and north korea is back on. the first official from north korea ever to visit the whitehouse hand—delivered a letter from kimjong—un to donald trump earlier this evening — and shortly after the president emerged to say a summit between the two leaders in singapore will go ahead as originally planned in just under a fortnight. in a hint of the negotiations behind the scenes, he said he believes the north korean leader wants denuclearisation, but also other things along the line. chris buckler has the latest from washington.
the white house made a point of doing everything but rolling out the red carpet to welcome a former north korean intelligence chief. in the past the united states has accused kim yong—chol of crimes and an attack that killed dozens of south korean seamen. but today, he was whisked through security to meet the president inside the oval office. and there, behind closed doors, he was handed that much talked about letter from kim jong—un. they emerged side by side after more than an hour of discussions, a remarkable sight given that last year their two countries appeared close to conflict. but after all that talk of war there were brief smiles. it seems they are prepared to discuss peace after all. the summit is back on. we'll be meeting onjune 12 in singapore. it went very well. it's really a get to know you kind of a situation, and i think it'll be a process. i never said it goes in one meeting,
i think it's going to be a process. but the relationships are building and that's a very positive thing. it's onlyjust over a week ago that president trump sent his own letter cancelling the summit, based on what he called north korea's tremendous anger and open hostility. the last two days of talks between kim yong—chol and the us secretary of state mike pompeo seem to have improved relations. but it's not clear whether they've really agreed on an aim or even what denuclearisation means. is kim committed to denuclearisation? i think so, i think he wants to see it happen, he wants to be careful. he's not going to run and do things, but i told them, to be honest with you, look, we have sanctions on, they are very powerful sanctions, we would not take sanctions off unless they do it. if the letter did make a difference it was a gesture, not its contents.
president trump hadn't taken it out of the envelope by the time he waved goodbye to the north korean leader's right—hand man. the comings at this white house. for the minute that date ofjune the 12th is firmly back in the diary. the two sides can agree on that. however, north korea and america seemed divided on that key term of denuclearisation. to the white house it means north korea getting rid of all of its weapons and immediately. kim jong—un seems to have different ideas and even after the delivery of that much anticipated letter to donald trump, it's not clear what the north korean leader once in return. chris buckler in washington, thank you. president trump also spoke this evening about the growing trade war involving the us. he called "unfair" today's retaliation by europe, as well as canada and mexico, to tariffs imposed by the president on steel and aluminium imported into the united states.
us taxes of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminium came into effect this morning. canada has retaliated with import taxes of their own of up to 25% on american products like whiskey and coffee, as well as some steel. mexico has put new tariffs on us steel and food, ranging from apples to cheese. and as for europe, the 28 states have a ten—page—long list of products to target, from yachts, to motorbikes, to peanut butter. it could affectjobs and the cost of goods here as the higher cost of imports is passed on to consumers. 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 here felt like economic castaways, stranded in a globalised economy that left them behind. in the presidential election, bethlehem voted republican for the first
time since the 1980s. we actually had 30,000 people working here at one time. former steelworker tom sedor does not like donald trump but he loves the imposition of these tariffs. i think they will really help the economy and help the general public. i think it's a good thing, i do not think the sky will fall. you don't worry about the impact of a trade war? i'm not worried about the impact. it's been done before and it hasn't hurt, it's actually 3a years too late! the trump administration claims it is protecting us national security, but this is more about protecting the 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 america's closest allies. tonight, the president singled out the european union for criticism. if you take the european union and you see the kind of tariff they charge and then we don't, that's called not fair trade. i want fair trade.
but the european union is not taking it without a fight. it's retaliating and calling donald trump's actions a dangerous game. this is further weakening the transatlantic relations. it also increases the risk of severe turbulences in the markets globally. protectionism can never be a solution. this will hurtjobs here in the european union but also in the us. harley—davidson motorbikes are on a tariff target list of american imports compiled by the eu that also includes iconic goods such as levi jeans and whiskey. there has been a rapid response from america's neighbours, canada and mexico, imposing tariffs on $13 billion worth of us exports. tonight in the uk the prime minister stressed her deep disappointment, calling it an unjustified decision. words reiterated by her trade secretary. it is very, 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.
port talbot steelworks in wales has battled for its survival in recent years. now comes more uncertainty for its workers. it's another kick in the teeth, basically. i mean, after everything we've gone through, we've worked hard to establish ourselves in the global market again. now, this has been presented or thrown on to our lap at no fault of our own. britain exports some £360 million worth of steel to america each year. industry chiefs warn the tariffs could have wider more devastating effects. bethlehem, pennsylvania, where every christmas, a huge star glows from the hilltop. where every other night in the year, the sky is lit by the hungry furnaces of little steel. it's way too late to save bethlehem's steel plant, the american industry's heyday is a thing of the past. but us unemployment dropped today to its lowest level in 18
years, fuelling the sense of rust belt revival and emboldening donald trump. nick bryant, bbc news, pennsylvania. our business editor simon jack is here. industry on both sides of the atla ntic industry on both sides of the atlantic is not happy about these tariffs. are they likely to have an impact on prices here? for consumers i think probably not. if you look at some of these items, peanut butter, cranberries, yes, orange juice possibly, but there are other sources of these products. harley—davidson is and yachts are not everyday purchases. in the us with the steel tariffs you have the relu cta nt with the steel tariffs you have the reluctant consumer, some of the most expensive steel in the world so if this is the first round of so—called trade war you could argue that its us aid nil, the rest of the world one, but that's not the point. the point is where we go from here. there's plenty of room to escalate for example on cars, tariffs on eu
car is going to the us pay 2.5%, ca i’s car is going to the us pay 2.5%, cars coming back the other way pay 10%. maybe it could even up. that would be a problem for the european car industry. what is interesting at the moment is that no one can quite see how we can scale back, how do you get out of this with saving face, and it's that which is making people very unclear and a little bit nervous because it has soured the entire international trade relationship. simon, thank you. an emergency timetable is being introduced by northern rail from monday after its new schedule, brought in a fortnight ago, plunged the service into chaos. the revised timetable means 165 fewer trains each day until the end ofjuly. today, there have been almost 300 trains cancelled across the northern network, which runs across greater manchester, yorkshire, cumbria and merseyside. and more than 100 services have been partly affected, meaning not stopping at some stations. 0ur correspondent sima kotecha reports from preston. late or cancelled trains causing stress and panic. station announcer: this is due
to a shortage of train drivers. hundreds of trains just because of a few drivers — i don't believe it. you should know why, shouldn't you? yeah, yeah, because we've got a shortage of drivers at the moment. and it's been going on for weeks, even before a new national timetable was implemented more than a fortnight ago. they need to pull their fingers out, get their act together really. they've implemented a new timetable, but they knew that that was coming in, therefore they should have planned for the additional drivers they say they need to meet the extra demand and the extra trains they're putting on. the drivers' union the rmt is calling on the transport secretary chris grayling to resign, while leaders in the north want him to take urgent action. they say part of the problem is that not all drivers have been trained on the new routes. there's a feeling among some commuters that if rail services were this bad in the south the government would have done more to make things better. they say it's now up to ministers
to prove that's not the case. in the south though it hasn't been perfect either, with almost one in ten govia thameslink services cancelled or very late today. manchester has been chaotic too, with cancellations and delays. chris grayling says he's meeting mps on monday to discuss the problems. he was unavailable for an interview, but in a statement he blamed network rail for taking too long to complete the new timetable. northern rail says it will be reducing services from monday — 165 fewer trains. and for two weeks buses will replace the service on the lakes line which runs between windermere and 0xenholme. for some, patience is wearing thin. it's incredibly stressful and really frustrating when you've paid money for a ticket to get somewhere, and you don't get the service. and a growing number of passengers are getting on one of these, rather than on a faster train.
sima kotecha, bbc news, preston. some visa card payments have been disrupted across europe. the company says some transactions can't be processed. and some of the big supermarkets are reporting problems with customers using visa. let's get more from our technology correspondent, rory cellan—jones. how widespread is it? mckenzie greenock restarted getting reports soon after lunchtime from across the country of people having trouble with their cards, seeing transactions declined and it soon became clear it wasn't all cards, it was a problem with visa right across europe and the impact was patchy and severe in some places, some supermarkets putting up signs saying cash only, big queues at cash machines which were still working and 45 minute waits at one time at
the severn bridge tolls as people tried to use their cards and failed. it has been resolved, it looks like in the last few minutes we have had a new statement from visa saying visa cardholders can use their cards because we are currently operating at close to normal levels. the statement says the issue was the result of a hardware failure and they don't believe it was the result, as some had feared, other cyber—attack. are reminded again of just how reliable we are on the systems and how difficult things are when they go wrong. fiona. studio: rory cellan—jones, thank you. the family of the only british person killed in the london bridge terror attack a year ago say they feel forgotten, and their plans to put up a memorial plaque for their son have been blocked. james mcmullan was stabbed to death when three men armed with knives drove a van into pedestrians and attacked people in nearby borough market. mr mcmullan‘s father, simon, has been talking to our home affairs correspondent, daniel sandford. the london bridge attack last year was part of a hugely traumatic few months. it happened days after the manchester attack, and just before the grenfell fire.
on a summer night, three men drove a van into pedestrians on london bridge and then set about stabbing people enjoying an evening out. the people murdered on that saturday night were alexandre pigeard, sebastien belanger, xavier thomas, all from france, sara zelenak and kirsty boden from australia and christine archibald from canada. the only british victim was james mcmullan. but his father simon, and his mother, milagros, and sister melissa, told me that all their attempts to rememberjames have been disregarded. they wanted to put up this plaque but they have been turned down, twice. we, the victims, are the people who need to have input to be able to express our desires, to be able to put something that is meaningful, hopefully to all of us, but if not then at least to be able to pay respects in a way which we, as a family of somebody who has been
caught up in this event, deem fit, and not to be stymied and blocked and objected to at every turn. what's worse, james mcmullan‘s family also say they weren't asked what they wanted to happen at sunday's commemoration service and the minute's silence, and all their ideas were turned down. we have not been consulted in any way, shape, form, orfashion. not that they couldn't have. there has been no opportunity to input any personal desires or wishes into any aspect of this. but you're the only british family. we are aware of this, but it's not happened. the london mayor's office and southwark council insisted they had worked closely with the families. the mayor said the mcmullans should get their plaque, providing the location and design are appropriate. the eighth person killed that night was ignacio echeverria from spain. still a keen skateboarder, even though he was 39 years old,
he was an expert in combating money laundering at hsbc. his fatherjoaquin has come to london for sunday's commemorations, describing how ignacio fought the attackers that night with his skateboard. translation: i think he did what he had to do. i did not expect anything less. the eight young people from around the world will be remembered on sunday in a service at southwark cathedral, followed by a minute's silence on london bridge. daniel sandford, bbc news. spain's prime minister mariano rajoy has been forced to resign, after losing a vote of no—confidence in parliament. applause
he is the first prime minister in modern spanish history to be defeated in a no—confidence motion. it follows a long—running corruption scandal involving his right of centre people's party. the socialist party leader pedro sanchez, who tabled the vote against him, has been named as spain's new prime minister. our europe editor katya adler is in madrid tonight. it has been a tumultuous week in politics in europe, first in italy and now in spain. absolutely and this is huge news for spain because it is the first time everin spain because it is the first time ever in this country that a prime minister has been unseated by a no—confidence vote in parliament. that said there is already a brand—new prime minister ready and waiting to take over as of tomorrow, so even waiting to take over as of tomorrow, so even though this is a highly unusual situation, there is no sense here at all of or crisis. quite unlike italy will stop what a
dizzying political circus there for a few days, threatening to it infect the whole of the eurozone. it has been a very stormy week in europe. don't forget this blossoming trade war between the european union and its closest ally the united states. and all of this has an effect on brexit negotiations. david davis, the uk's chief brexit negotiator has spent lots of time travelling around europe to woo eu leaders and try and persuade them to give the uk are better brexit deal that every time a european government falls, as it has 110w european government falls, as it has now in italy and in spain, he has to start his charm offences all over again with a new set of people in government. to be honest, spain, italy and trap tariffs were the talk of the town, very little focus on brexit. katya adler in madrid, thank you. a 20—year—old woman has died after a car was driven into a group of pedestrians in trafford park, in greater manchester, last night. five other people were seriously injured in the incident involving up to 60 cars.
two men — aged 21 and 26 — have been arrested. two police officers are in a serious condition in hospital after being stabbed while attending a call—out in greenock this morning. pc laura sayer and pc kenny mackenzie were attacked while attending a call—out in greenock this morning. a 43—year—old man has been arrested. they've been dubbed ‘pinball kids', the thousands of children in england's care system shunted between homes, schools and social workers. the children's commissioner for england says the instability puts the children at greater risk of grooming and joining gangs. new figures show that in the course of a year 2,400 children in care in england switched their homes, schools and social worker. a similar number moved home five times or even more, over a three—year period. our education correspondent elaine dunkley reports. 14—year—old ethan had a troubled home life. five years ago he went into foster care. i moved into an emergency placement,
and i stayed there for a night, and then after that i moved again. i went to a foster placement for a month. how difficult was it for you to manage your anxiety, moving from place to place? it was very tough because where i was moving to places in quick succession, i didn't have that ability to make attachments with the carers for them to be able to sort of help me as a person. constantly changing homes, schools, and social workers means many children end up in a cycle of exclusion which continues throughout their lives. challenging behavioural and emotional problems along with a shortage of foster carers and tight local authority budgets all part of the problem. that's a basic need, to be stable, to feel love and connected, to feel like you can contribute. if you don't have your basic needs are met how can you look up? jerome has also been in care and now runs a charity supporting others after his friend took his own life. the experience of moving around and being separated from siblings has had a lasting effect. e
you know, you're not really human. so the language they use is quite dehumanising. when they say placements — you are placed somewhere and you are meant to move on, rather than a home, and then you are called a case, and young people complain about that all the time. these are simple things. you should not be called a case if you are a human being. that again shows you that these young people are on a conveyor belt. the department for education says it is investing close to £4 million to help create a stable environment in foster care, but today's report warns change isn't happening quickly enough. julie has been a foster carer for 11 years, and says it's a problem particularly for older children. anyone who wants to foster, generally wants to foster someone who is going to behave or be less problematic, and that tends to come with smaller kids that are more manageable. teenagers, by their title, are more problematic. this is where i stay.
ethan finally has a place to call home in residential care. i'm doing my gcses at the moment so i spend a lot of time here revising and doing homework and stuff like that. how much have you changed, would you say? a massive deal. i am a completely different person from where i started right at the bottom. i have come out the other side and worked my way up, and it has been a success. elaine dunkley, bbc news. the england football manager gareth southgate has defended forward raheem sterling's choice of a tattoo of an assault rifle. anti—gun campaigners have criticised the player but sterling says it's a tribute to his late father — who was shot dead when he was two—years—old. the england team are preparing for their last games before the world cup — as david ornstein reports. england's path to the world cup has been smooth, but with the tournament now fast approaching the scrutiny has intensified. this week, raheem sterling moved
to defend himself after revealing a tattoo of an assault rifle on his right leg. amid criticism from anti—gun campaigners, sterling said the artwork had a deeper meaning, that his father was shot dead when the player was just two years old and he made a promise never to touch a gun in his life. he understands how some people have perceived the tattoo, but in my view a tattoo is like any work of art. it's a very individual meaning. he's not somebody that supports or wants to promote guns. this is a youthful england squad. the household names of the past are gone. so too perhaps the shackles of previous tournament failures. and it's here at the team hotel that they're trying to relax, before taking centre stage at wembley tomorrow in the first of two warm—up games. then, in only two weeks'
time, they'll be flying the flag in russia. the nation will be behind us no matter what. the group of lads we've got, it's a high—profile group, many talents in the group. i think we've got a good chance of going far this year. the focus is clear, to succeed where so many have fallen short. expectations may be low but spirits are high as england attempt to close in on football's greatest prize. david ornstein, bbc news, hertfordshire. that's all from us. now on bbc one, it's time for the news where you are. hello and welcome to sportsday, i'm hugh ferris.
our headlines tonight. it's england's turn to make a flying start to a test match as they bowl pakistan out cheaply on the first day at headingley. gareth southgate defends raheen sterling over the controversy caused by his gun tattoo. and o'brien senior and o'brien junior combine to claim another classic victory. with forever together winning the oaks. hello again. there's been a reversal of roles on day one of the second test between england and pakistan at headingley.
a week ago it was the home side bowled out cheaply, but this time pakistan have struggled after deciding to bat first. the tourists were all out for 17h, and england were 106 for in reply at the close. just 68 runs behind. patrick gearey reports. from one side of the world to the other, given searching. perform, portrait, cure to the early collapsing. perhaps it helps they lost the ball, so now they can put pakistan under pressure, stewart had his place on the team question this week. he knows as they conduct to my opinions are being revised in this game. england are without their injured star, but instead, chris works who got two more wickets by lunch. after the refreshment, full stop. wickets punctuated the early
afternoon, sure out among the attack, it seems they will be bowled out for less than 100 until a teenagerfrom out for less than 100 until a teenager from punjab, fell out for less than 100 until a teenagerfrom punjab, fell back. he made 56 inning sustaining resident finally becoming the first test wicket, pakistan 174 all out, now england. ona wicket, pakistan 174 all out, now england. on a ground being reconstructed, this was a time for careful building. foundation first. keeping jennings back on the team, have been going well until it went one better. england needed calm, he is known for never sweating and england was so nearly home and driver the day when they swiveled inexplicably off course. even good is for with caveats, this has been a good day. you probably didn't expect to nibble and swing as much as it did, but i think what we did brilliantly here,
maybe not that well because he created pressure from both that consistently, and i think when you do that, you do get free scoring options for the batsmen are, when the good bowls come along, they sometimes get wickets generally, so we did that and took the catches pretty generally, and were good with that. gareth southgate insists there's no need for the fa to police the england players tattoos... after raheem sterling's picture of an assault rifle on his leg drew criticism. the forward has responded by claiming it's in memory of his father. who was shot and killed when sterling was two. southgate sez the manchester ciyt player has had the tattoo for a few months. and so wonders why it's made news now... and that the decision to get one is a personal one... 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 his own statement and his own experiences that he is not somebody who supports or wants to promote guns in the way
that it was perceived at first. at the french open, novak djokovic came through a gruelling nearfour—hour match against spanish 13th seed roberto bautista agut to reach the last 16. he lost his first set of the tournament so far, and broke his first racket of the week too after what was at times a frustrating match for him. but he's through to face fernando verdasco in the fourth round. verdasco is through after beating fourth seed grigor dimitrov, who's still mever reached the second week at the french open. alexander zverev came through a second five set match in a row. again coming from two sets to one down to beat damir dzumhur. the women's second seed is also through. in much easierfashion. caroline wozniacki winning her third round match in straight